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This September my husband and I kicked off our married lives with a big win - we had the Mark Greel Band perform at our wedding. To say we were thrilled would be an understatement. When they played the very first note during cocktail hour we knew we'd made a great decision to hire them. Besides their incredible sound and versatility Mark and his band were just plain old, fun people. If they weren't performing I would have liked to invite them to the party. Mark took all of our preferences to heart and played an incredible selection of tunes that got everyone moving. Our guests were raving about the band that night, and still are! One of our family members is a performer and wanted to do a song with the band. Mark was not only accommodating of this request but enthusiastic about it. Raun got up to do a song with the band and they ended up doing a whole set on the fly. You would have thought they'd all been playing together for years it was so seamless. It was a true highlight of night and brought the house down. If you have opportunity to book this band, do it. My husband and I are considering a first year anniversary party just to bring them back.

We booked the Mark Greel Band for our wedding, and I have to say, this was one of the best decisions we made for our big day!!! Mark is absolutely AMAZING!!! He is so versatile, friendly, easy to work with, professional, talented... the list goes on and on. I can't even count the number of friends and family that commented on how great our band was. The dance floor was full the entire night!! This is possibly the best wedding band in the country! I know that is a big statement, and I am biased since they played at my wedding, but they are truly amazing and honestly, if they weren't good, I wouldn't hesitate to review them that way! They are the cream of the crop! I can't say enough to praise them - their song list was the most comprehensive and varied of any that I reviewed, and I considered a lot of wedding bands before making the final decision. Mark's voice is like buttah, and the sound bites on his website don't do him justice. He is a bit of a character, but a really fun friendly guy, and on the wedding day, he was classy and completely professional. I was very particular about what I wanted... a band that could play a variety of music, that was fun, flexible, but definitely not cheesy. Mark exceeded all of my expectations - the band really made the reception beyond excellent! Several of our guests gushed that our wedding was absolutely the best and most fun they had ever been to, and I think the music was a big part of that. Can't recommend Mark Greel and his talented band enough!!! We are soooo grateful for the excellent service!

Mark Greel's Band is phenomenal!!! I dream of dancing to their music! Mark is a genius when it comes to reading the crowd and bringing out everyone's joy by giving them the perfect song and beat! There is no combination he can't master!!! At my
wedding they gave Salsa to Latin lovers and timeless powerful hits to Indians and Americans! They kept everyone dancing and laughing and loving!!! I dream of them playing in Cape Cod by the beach the unmatched amazing salsa song "Cali Pachanguero"! I will always remember that they made me the happiest bride when they superbly performed that highly
complex song which they learned for me!!! The best part of my wedding party undoubtedly was The Mark Greel Band!

 


Compliments from the top hotels, caterers, vendors, and media 

Dear Mark,
How can we ever thank you and your fellow band members? You were truly amazing! You absolutely made our wedding one that we will never forget. You were brilliant! From the ceremony to the last dance, you were professional and perfect.
Choosing the music was a very important process. You put our minds at ease from the very beginning. We really appreciate your talent and your willingness to "go the extra mile." You really out-did yourself! Mark, you are the best. Thank you for making our wedding a success!

Love,
Carrie Campbell
Director of Catering
Boston Harbor, Boston

 

 

Dear Mark,
What a wonderful job The Mark Greel Band did on April 3rd. Ben and I were so happy. Everything from perfect introductions, the music throughout dinner and you totally rocked the house down later in the evening. You absolutely blew us away with your Louis Armstrong- "What a Wonderful World". Ben danced to that with his mom and it wasnít until half way through the song that he realized that it was you singing and not the CD that we planned.

We had 221 guests at our wedding and I swore all of them have commented to me how amazing the band was. Your interpretation of each song was amazing, the variation of music and the entertainer in you them to know what to play when was perfect. You werenít too quiet or too loud, they just worked the room beautifully.

The Mark Greel Band made our night the fun memory it was. Thank you again; your thoughtfulness was much appreciated and will not be forgotten.

Hugs and kisses,
Love,
Michele Mottola
Catering Manager
Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston

 

 

Dear Mark,
Thank you so very much for a perfect wedding day. Thanks to you we danced the night away. Thank you for being so easy to work with especially with family musicians involved. Our wedding certainly ended perfectly with everyone on the dance floor. This was our dream come true. It is so amazing when everything comes together. The music always fit the mood of the celebration and our family loves to celebrate. We sincerely thank you for everything.

Best Wishes,
Stephanie Hass 
Catering Manager
Charles Hotel, Cambridge

 

 

Dear Mark:
Thank so much for playing at Showtimeís party at the New England Cable Television Associationís Annual convention. Your band was great! Everyone had a great time dancing and listening to the songs!

I really appreciated you and the band going all out for us! I have received so many compliments on your performance. People really enjoyed the music!

I am looking forward to doing business with you again sometime in the near future.

Sincerely,
Susan R. Panzer
Regional Sales Manager
Showtime Networks, Inc.

 

 

Dear Mark:
Just want to thank you and your Band for the great job you did at our holiday party. I was especially impressed with the adaptability you showed, shifting so smoothly between different styles of music.

And the song contest was a great hit, thanks in great part to your advance preparation, as well as the ability to "ad lib" along with the performers.

Quite a few people have said to me how much they enjoyed the band. You can be sure that weíll think of you as soon as we start to plan next year's event.

Let me know when youíre playing in the area. I'd love to drop by and listen. Thanks again!

Sincerely,
Peter Odgon
StrideRite Holiday Party Chairman

 

 

Dear Mark,
Your music topped off our evening of murder, mayhem and mystery at the WGBH Halloween Party. Iím delighted that you and your band were able to contribute your talents and sounds for guests to enjoy. Iím only sorry that I didnít have enough time to listen and dance a bit more. Iíll be sure to recommend your band, with high acclaim, If I ever have the opportunity.

Thanks so much for mindful attention to this event and for pitching in to help make the WGBH Murder Mystery Party a successful fundraiser for fans and fanatics. Best of luck to you and The Mark Greel Band.

Sincerely,
Barbara Levitov
Director of Special Events
WGBH

 

 

Dear Mark,
Iím sending you this short note to thank you personally for providing the Andover Marriott with topnotch entertainment during our recent Association FAM Trip and our Grand Opening Festivities.

It has been my experience that it is rare when you find a musical group as talented and service oriented as your band. Without a doubt, one of the major reasons that both functions were a success was the quality of the entertainment.

Thanks again, and I look forward to working with you again soon.

Sincerely,
Bill Barrett
Marriott Hotel, Andover
Director of Marketing

 

 

Dear Mark:
Happy Birthday! It is a thrill for Mark and I to hear you play again especially after you and your band blew everyone away at our wedding.

It was the most incredible day for us and you made it even better with your unbelievable talent! What instrument haven't you mastered? When we were ready to choose a band, you came to mind immediately. I have always enjoyed working with you and the Mark Greel Band exceeded our expectations. Thanks for making our wedding so memorable and infusing it with such positive energy.

Love,
Theresa & Mark Johnson

(Teresa Johnson is a New England area wedding photographer)

 

 

Dear Mark:

Though long overdue, Benjamin and I send this letter with heartfelt thanks for making our wedding festive, memorable and unique.

THe Mark Greel Band was exactly what we wanted- a versitle and acoustic ensemble that played irresistible dance music as well as the most beautiful interpretations of jazz standards.

As a professional musician myself, and knowing that many of our wedding guests would be friends and colleagues from the music business, it was not an easy task of finding an appropriate band for our wedding reception. After all, as many people know, musicians are the most critical of an audience for any kind of music. I also knew we needed a band that could play dance tunes which would be familiar to our wedding guests to share a joyful day of celebration with us and the memory of the dance floor crowded with friends and relatives of many generations and "demographics" showed we were lucky to have been able to choose The Mark Greel Band, which played great music and brought everyone to their feet dancing!

The is no substitute for the live music at a wedding. It is what people remember long after any of the other particulars of a celebration. All of our guests have commented on the quality of the music at our wedding. Benjamin and I could not have been happier with our choice of The Mark Greel Band.

I will continue to recommend The Mark Greel Band and would be glad to be a reference. Benjamin and I are always glad to talk about what a wonderful wedding we had, and of couse, I would be pleased to be able to offer a "musician's opinion" about The Mark Greel Band.


Thanks and best wishes,

Ilene Stahl

Clarinestist-Klezmer Conservatory Band, bandleader Klezperanto

 

 

Dear Mark,

Lynn and I want to thank you for playing at our wedding at the Marriott in Newton on July 18 and making it such a wonderful event. People are still remarking how fabulous the band was.

As a professional musician myself, I know a good band when I hear one. I knew as soon as I heard your tape that you and your band are excellent and could provide class, style, and musicianship we needed. Many of my friends who are also professional musicians have said to me that yours was the best band that they have ever heard at a reception.

Please pass out thanks along to the rest of the band. We could not have been more pleased with the music at our wedding!

Sincerely,
David Kaminski