Mike Dalton Band is amazing!
We had the “lovely” experience of planning/rescheduling a wedding during the pandemic which is stressful enough on it’s own, but with certain vendors can be a nightmare. We originally planned to get married in June of 2020 in Asbury Park, but were forced to reschedule 5x over the next 1.5 years and our band being our most expensive vendor, was one of our top priorities and during each of these date changes. Mike himself was in constant contact with me, answering pretty much immediately every time we reached out and made the rescheduling as seamless as it could be. Extenuating circumstances caused us to have to cancel our contract with our Asbury Park venue and we decided to have it closer to our home in NYC. Mike was very understanding throughout the move and was very accommodating despite the travel they now had to do as a Jersey Shore band. Our newest date was for December of 2021 and Mike as well as his DJ reached out to me several times leading up to the event to make sure we were all good and to update our requests and schedules. With NYC now having a vaccine mandate for all restaurants and catered events, we were worried this might cause some issues with the band seeing as New Jersey does not have a mandate. But once again Mike went above and beyond to immediately assure me that he was going to make it work. After a few days he was able to get an entire 10 piece band able to satisfy all requirements, and make sure that everyone would feel comfortable and safe. At this point they could have performed terribly on our day and I still would have been grateful enough for their understanding, empathy and great communication during COVID, but of course they were amazing and facilitated a wild and crazy dance floor necessary for our crazy and wild families. After the wedding all of our guests wouldn’t stop talking about how great the band was and how much fun they all had. If you are at all worried about the craziness of COVID or locking in any vendors I would highly recommend Mike Dalton Band as I don’t think we would have been able to make our day finally happen without them.
Best Wedding Band!
My fiancé and I were looking for a band that did a mix of classic rock, EDM and a few pop songs. Mike was great to work with and had all the songs we wanted. They were perfect and our guests are still raving!
MDB Killed it
We hired MDB for our wedding and we couldn’t have been more pleased with the job they did. Not only did they have our guests dancing all night, We had so many people coming up to us and telling us how great the band was. They play a wide arrange of music and if there was something specific we wanted to have played that they didn’t play, they also had a DJ that could play anything we wanted. At the end of our wedding, our guests were chanting “One more song, one more song!!!”. I’d recommend MDB to anyone looking for a band for their wedding. You won’t go wrong with them.
Christen & AJ Rusbarsky
October 18, 2021
Everything was fantastic! We are still hearing from our friends and family how much they loved the band. Awesome job, thanks again for making our day more than what we could have asked for.
Ashley and Steve
October 2, 2021
The Mike Dalton Band is a must for any event you may have. For our wedding we wanted a piano Cocktail hour and for reception the guest were dancing from start to finish which is exactly what we wanted!! Can’t tell you how many people came up to us including our other vendors saying how incredible they were!! It was honestly the best decision we had made for our special day!!! Thank you all so much for making our wedding one to beat!!
Marissa & Stephen
September 29, 2021
I have been meaning to tell you how wonderful your band was! We LOVED every minute of the wedding! I only wish it could’ve lasted longer! The night flew by.
The weather, the venue, the DJ, the band – all were fabulous!
Thank you and I will recommend you and the band, the DJ, the horns!! Loved it all!
September 27, 2021
You guys absolutely killed it! I wouldn’t have changed 1 thing. We loved the set list and everyone in the band. Seriously telling all my friends about you guys for future weddings 🙂 made everything easy for me and killed it night-of. Couldn’t think of a more perfect band situation.
Thanks again for everything Mike. I will be seeing you around!
September 20, 2021
Just got the amazing news about patio palooza!!! I am beside myself with gratitude.
That amount of money will go so very far in helping children with Congenital Heart Disease! We are so honored and so very appreciative that you did this for our charity.
Never enough thanks!
Lynne Accisano (Big Hearts to Little Hearts)
September 17, 2021
Like they say in showbiz… “ The show must go on!!!”… and when the evening finally came, after a 2 year delay due to Covid, our 8th Annual Spring Lake Theatre Starlight Gala was an amazing one to remember! The Mike Dalton Band was as eager as we were to get our evening started!! The band arrived early to set up, the stage was organized and the lights added great ambiance. Mike was amazing to work with, and with prompt correspondence made our arrangements seamless. He offered an abundant song list for us to choose from which got everyone out of their seats the whole night through. From cocktail hour until the last dance, The Mike Dalton Band raised everyone’s spirits and made us all feel “normal“ again. Thank you to the Mike Dalton Band for making our annual fundraiser a pure success!!
Spring Lake Theatre Fundraising Committee Member
August 19, 2021
Amazing band, amazing night!We really can’t say enough good things about you and the band. From start to finish it was perfect. The months leading up you were great. Helping us with the details and guiding us through some important decisions made a big difference. And the fact that you took all of our inputs and made such a big effort to give us everything we wanted really set it over top. During the wedding I appreciated how you guys communicated with me. Both you and your DJ were so helpful. Since we didn’t have a wedding planner there that made a big difference for me. The music was killer. Don’t get me started on 2001, by Phish!!!
The Mike Dalton Band was absolutely amazing at our wedding. The music was incredible. Mike and the band had our guests dancing non stop all night. Mike was also incredibly easy to work with when we were planning our special night. He did everything we asked of him and the band in terms of music choices, timelines, etc. The whole crew never missed a beat. I can’t say enough about these guys. We are forever grateful to them for being so awesome and for playing such an incredible night of music for us and our guests.
Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts. We will never forget that night thanks to you guys.
August 10, 2021
The Mike Dalton Band is amazing. They came highly recommended to us from a couple that hired them for their wedding. We hired them for a block party, and everyone loved their music. They play a huge variety of songs that keeps everyone moving.
Mike was so extremely easy to work with. He is professional, accommodating and so responsive. Every time I reached out; he would reply right away to answer my questions.
His band members are all very talented and nice as well.
Thank you so much for helping me put on a great party. My guests had an awesome time.
I look forward to booking the band again!
August 8, 2021
I just want to tell you that listening to you play has brought me the most happiness in the last five years so thank you.
July 29, 2021
Thank you for such a wonderful evening and playing through a crazy rain storm. We thought the band did a terrific job and many friends have reached out to us sharing the same comments!
We hope you enjoy the rest of your summer and thank you again for a fantastic evening!
June 11, 2021
The Mike Dalton Band was the best decision we made for our wedding, they were AWESOME and made the night extra special and fun. So many people were blown away and asking where we found them. The DJ was great too, and so was the female singer! We also had them play acoustic guitar at the ceremony and piano for cocktail hour. Every part of it was amazing. We added the horns for the reception as well which I highly recommend. Everyone had so much fun and danced all night. Aside from all the fun, Mike was so so great to work with from day one. Super friendly, accommodating and responsive to all of our many requests. Price was extremely reasonable too, well worth it. I would highly recommend the Mike Dalton Band for any event – you won’t be disappointed!
June 2, 2021
Thanks so much for everything – you guys were all awesome, everyone had a great time and loved the band! Thanks so much for working with us, it was by far the best part of our day! We will be sure to leave a great review and will recommend you guys to everyone else planning weddings! Hope to see you guys at some local bars this summer too
Sam & Brian
June 2, 2021
Thanks so much for everything – you guys were all awesome, everyone had a great time and loved the band! Thanks so much for working with us, it was by far the best part of our day! We will be sure to leave a great review and will recommend you guys to everyone else planning weddings! Hope to see you guys at some local bars this summer too!
Sam & Brian
January 6, 2020
This past weekend I hired the Mike Dalton band to play at a private party for my husband and two best friends who were all turning 50 the same week. I couldn’t have made a better choice, there were 160 people at the event with probably a 100 on the dance floor at all times! The music selection was perfect, age-appropriate and high energy. The following day I received several texts complimenting my band choice! There is no doubt we would hire them again! In addition, what a pleasure to work with; I had to move the date more than once and Mike was very accommodating.
The band members all took the time to introduce themselves before the show began. Class Act!
This party with never been a successful without all you guys! You really killed it for us, thank you so much for all you did to make this the perfect night, and your flexibility Mike. What a great bunch of guys you have in your band hope to see you soon!
I wish you could read all the text from all my friends talking about how great this band was just wanna let you know what a stellar job you did, everybody loves you guys and I was handing out your business cards to my friends after you left.
November 11, 2019
I hired The Mike Dalton Band for my wedding in October 2019 and the band (especially horn section) brought the house down!! I did not stop dancing the whole night and some of my family members commented that this was the most they had danced at a wedding in years. The music really set the tone for the entire day and it was exactly what I wished for. Couldn’t have been better. Mike was so attentive and professional throughout the planning process. He is a pleasure to work with and a genuinely nice guy. Hands down, this was the best decision I made for my wedding! I wish I could experience it all over again!
October 15, 2019
The Best Band!!!
The Mike Dalton band was the best decision we made for our wedding! They made our reception so much fun, and the dance floor was packed the entire night. Weeks later people are still asking us about the band; not to mention the horns section, female singer, and DJ were all awesome. Leading up to our wedding mike was super helpful and was really quick to answer any questions. He truly exceeded all of our expectations!
September 18, 2019
Mike and the band were seriously amazing and made my wedding night the party it was. People were dancing the whole night and couldn’t stop asking who the band was and where we found them! They worked with us super closely leading up to the wedding and made sure everything was set for the day of! Also Mike was a rockstar and so flexible and willing to work with us on the cost even though we didn’t ask! Lastly if you have the means and the option too… DEFINITELY hire the horns and the female singer. We had that at our wedding and let me tell you they were a hit. I mean seriously I couldn’t stop smiling from ear to ear and my guests are still raving about the wedding band!
August 20, 2019
What a nite! Mike Dalton played at our daughter’s wedding on July 20, 2019 at Park Chateau. The choice of music had everyone dancing. We went to watch him play twice before the wedding. The first time we knew this was the band and hired him.
Couldn’t wait to hear him play at the wedding.
Guests complemented and asked where he was from .
Couldn’t ask for a better band.
Mike Dalton is a very nice genuine person with alot of talent! He made sure our wedding was everything we dreamed of entertainment wise. He has a great crew… all of our guests loved them.
Connie & Tara Cherry
July 15, 2019
I cannot thank you enough. You guys were outstanding. Everyone had nothing but great reviews.
Thank you again for helping to make the event a success.
I will be in touch for another event!
Again thank you!
June 24, 2019
Wow I can’t say enough about the job these guys did. Going into the process we did some research and loved their sound and song list but they beyond words exceeded all of our expectations. We had an absolute blast with them and have been getting bombarded with messages on how much all of our guests loved them since the wedding! They we so professional and accommodating, even able to switch things around on the fly last minute. They worked perfectly with our videographer. Most importantly, they had our dance floor rocking all night! Can’t recommend these guys enough.
June 24, 2019
I want to send this note because you and your band were the absolute best at my daughter’s wedding!
I cannot believe how many people there came up to me to tell me how fabulous you and your band were. My family and I agree that you “made the wedding” the spectacular wedding that it was.
Your music selection was incredible! Again thanks, because you made a great wedding spectacular!!
June 17, 2019
THE BEST BAND EVER! The Mike Dalton Band is absolutely, hands down, phenomenal!! They will make your wedding everything you ever dreamed of. Period. Everyone was on the dance floor the entire night and everyone could not stop raving about them. Each person I have talked to about our wedding has mentioned them and asked for their name again. A great band was a priority, we put so much time and effort into finding the best one, and we did. We grew up on the Jersey Shore, we know what’s out there, and you will not get better. They are energetic, personable, amazing musicians who obviously love what they do. Mike has a voice unlike any other. He is also the nicest person, and so accommodating. He goes out of his way to help you in any way, which is especially impressive considering how busy their schedule is. He added a great female vocalist, three horns, and recommended a string trio, which we wanted for our ceremony (Ceremonious Strings- also great!) and handled all of the planning with them. It was one less thing I had to worry about during the planning. BOOK THEM NOW BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!!
May 28, 2019
An amazing experience
Mike and his band played our wedding and they were incredible. He was always very easy to contact and easy to work with. Our wedding had people on the dance floor all night. He also played the piano at our cocktail hour. I highly recommend The Mike Dalton Band.
May 19, 2019
The best band ever!
The Mike Dalton Band is the only band you need to consider for your wedding! Mike was so extremely easy to work with, he responded to emails/calls quickly, and left me assured that everything would be perfect. It definitely was perfect! Mike played acoustic guitar for our beach ceremony, keyboard for our outdoor cocktail hour, and full band with horns for the reception. The music was amazing at every point of the wedding. Our guests were on the dance floor all night and are still talking about how wonderful the band was. I never expected anything but an amazing night of music after seeing Mike play at numerous beach bars. I never even considered another band for our wedding except for The Mike Dalton Band. I knew he would provide an unforgettable experience and he sure delivered! Do yourself a favor and book The Mike Dalton Band for your wedding.
Melissa and Russ
The Sea Shell, LBI
May 13, 2019
The Mike Dalton Band was everything we could have asked for!! They were perfect during the ceremony and at the reception, it was out of this world! They kept everyone on the dance floor, our guests were super impressed as were we! Mike was also super helpful during the planning process and was always quick to answer any questions we had as well as make sure we had everything we wanted. They not only did a wonderful job on our wedding song, but they also learned both of our parent’s wedding songs to help make the day even more special! Thank you guys so so so much!!!!
May 10, 2019
Mike Dalton Band and Crew,
Thank you so much for helping me put on a great party for my events! The dance floor is always full and I always get rave reviews!
I look forward to booking the band again!
MRYC Social Chairwoman
April 10, 2019
The band was incredible! The guests loved them and they were very accommodating of our musical requests and even had the DJ play Indian music for the groom’s family. The band also provided a screen for pictures in the background. They also were very communicative all the way up to the wedding day. I am so happy we decided to go with this band!
January 27, 2019
We were planning our wedding back in May of 2017. We had begun seeing local bands and just when we thought we found them, we met Mike Dalton and his band playing at the Wharf in Pt Pleasant. That was it for us! Hearing him sing our favorite songs sealed it for us. Not to mention his band is great too. After that day we became Mike Dalton Band groupies and have since. He is a true professional, gentleman, and he and his band members went out of their way for my wife and I. We even had to change our wedding date and Mike was super about accommodating the need. We would highly recommend Mike and his band for your event and we will absolutely hire him again for our parties.
Jude & Michael Pelonero
January 14, 2019
Stop wasting time looking further and book Mike Dalton Band for your next event.
What a night! As we were making our rounds and saying hello at our wedding, everyone who knew who you guys said what a perfect choice for a band. Anyone who didn’t was asking who you guys were and how they can get in contact for future events. You guys rocked in every sense of the word and I hope you guys enjoyed the night as much as we did.
From beginning to end you were top notch and we will be recommending you to anyone asking about entertainment. All of our requested songs were played, you kept us informed of anything we weren’t aware of and the itinerary that was sent prior to the big day was a great tool to make sure everything was covered. We honestly can’t say enough about the whole experience.
The best way we can think of to explain how great the Mike Dalton Band is….from here on out, we will be checking the dates page at mikedalton.com to figure out which bar we will be visiting on any night out!
From the bottom of our hearts…THANK YOU!
Tom & Valerie Kehoe
January 4, 2019
First, we were so happy to learn Mike had NYE open for us to book which is unheard of, but it was meant to be and they exceeded our expectations! All night everyone was telling us what great songs they were playing, and his DJ was fantastic too! You can’t put a price on your special day.. and remember, you get what you pay for! We highly recommend The Mike Dalton Band!!!
Christine & Steve Tattersal
November 3, 2018
If it was possible to give more than 5 stars we would. My fiancé and I got married last night and we are still in complete awe with the performance of the Mike Dalton Band. Not only was the music OUTSTANDING, but they set the scene for the entire night. The line of the night from everyone of our guests was “WHAT A BAND!”. Outside of the performance Mike was a pleasure to work with. He accommodated all of our requests, and genuinely got us excited for our special day which went beyond just providing customer service. If you are looking for any advice for your special day here it is, BOOK THE MIKE DALTON BAND. Mike thank you for making our wedding what it was. Cheers!
Victoria & Rich Fini
October 25, 2018
The Mike Dalton Band brought our wedding day from good to spectacular Mike played classical guitar during our ceremony which brought such a level of romance it’s hard to put into words. We had a very specific list of songs during our reception that we wanted the band to play and mike always answered our emails in a timely and courteous manner. He was such a pleasure to work with I would highly recommend this band if your looking for a fairy tale wedding day….
Valerie & Bill Bradley
October 22, 2018
You were fantastic – thank you for impressing all of our guests and executive team!
Thank you, thank you!!
October 16, 2018
Hiring The Mike Dalton Band for my daughter’s wedding easily goes down as the best decision I made in 2018 – on anything. So great to work with from the very beginning until the echo of the nights last note faded out. Above and beyond, polite, patient and super responsive. Mike & band learned some special songs for all of us and played them beautifully. Horns were amazing and really brought the house down on Springsteen’s Born to Run and Rosalita. I totally came off as the hero for hiring Mike and you will too when you choose them to play your wedding.
October 5, 2018
Thank you SO much for doing such an incredible job playing our wedding. We had a great time and you guys made sure it was a real party from beginning to end, which was fantastic. We appreciate you ensuring that our requests were played and that the dance floor remained packed all night. Baba O’Reilly was a big hit and people keep talking about how great it was! Not sure if you guys got a video of that song, but if you did we would love to see it.
We loved working with you throughout this process and appreciate everything you did to make the night special for us. We look forward to seeing you guys playing the area in the future!
Kelly and Billy
September 10, 2018
You guys totally killed it!! Our wedding was an absolute blast and both of our favorite parts was being able to dance to our favorite songs with all of our family and friends!! Everyone was on the dance floor the whole night which was a true testament to you and the songs that you played!! We seriously could not have asked for anything more!! You guys were so awesome and seriously made our wedding everything we could have hoped for!!
THANK YOU AGAIN!!!!
Erin and Geddy
August 13, 2018
It’s Jen (and Andy)! You made our wedding day FABULOUS!!!!
Literally all of our friends and family were RAVING!
Loved the DJ too!
Thanks for a perfect day!!
Jen & Andy Korbak
August 6, 2018
Thanks for playing at D&M Day. You and the band rock. When having a corporate event I make a very conscious effort to make sure we have the right entertainment. You crushed it! The band was tight and on point. Thanks for being part of a tremendous event.
June 25, 2018
We could not say more positive things about this band! They made our whole wedding! Everyone was asking during the reception & days after where they can go see them play! The music list was also amazing! Everyone had so much fun listening to them play! We highly recommend them!!
Just wanted to say THANK YOU!!! You all were amazing!! You wouldn’t believe how many people came up to us to say how amazing you guys were! Thank you again!!!!!
Stephanie & Walt Currie
December 19, 2017
The Mike Dalton Band did an amazing job at our wedding! We love them!!
December 15, 2017
When my husband and I began planning our wedding, we knew having a great band was the most important thing to us. When we first heard Mike and the band, we knew immediately that we had to have them play at our special day. The band has the most impressive song list we’ve seen, and Mike also learned several requests for us. The communication from Mike was completely above and beyond. He was extremely professional and worked with my husband on the requests and our song choices, he offered great advice and really worked with us on everything we wanted. Mike played acoustic guitar during our ceremony which almost brought my husband and I to tears. The reception was awesome, I’ve received many, many compliments since our wedding on how great the music was, someone even asked if the band has multiple singers because Mike’s voice is so versatile and he can emulate so many great singers (Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, you name it!). I sincerely cannot recommend this band enough, Mike and the guys will not disappoint you!
Kristin La Fleur
November 28, 2017
I just wanted to thank you again for everything. You guys were just incredible. I can’t tell you how many people said how phenomenal the band sounded. Everlong and You’ll Be In My Heart came out better than I could’ve imagined. My mom really loved it.
November 5, 2017
We LOVED Mike and the band. They did our wedding on 9/29 and it was amazing. Everyone commented by the end of the night that they ROCKED! From the guitar solos to the horns every member of the band was incredible. Awesome to work with, incredible value at a fair price, and first class from start to finish. We can’t recommend them enough.
November 1, 2017
The Mike Dalton Band just performed at our Wedding in October 2017. My husband are I were blown away by the performance they gave to us and our guests. Their performance was impeccable, people are texting and coming up to me at work still blown away. His customer service was great, Mike responded to any questions I had promptly, and was very professional. We are still receiving compliments from our guests! If anyone is looking for a band for their wedding this is the one you want! THANK YOU!!!
Thank you thank you so much for an AMAZING time on Sunday……Thanks again for such a spectacular night.
October 18, 2017
The Mike Dalton Band was an amazing choice for our wedding! From our initial email, they really cared about our special day, and understood that everything had to be perfect. They learnt songs for us, and made sure that we were around when they played those songs. They sent us a questionnaire that allowed us to provide all the details of our wedding, so they could tailor the night to us. Mike was fantastic, and always emailed us back quickly with any questions that we had. People loved being able to dance to a real band, and not just a DJ. They also performed at our ceremony, and during the cocktail hour.
Michelle & Steve Lawrence
October 9, 2017
If anyone is looking for a wedding band, don’t look any further than The Mike Dalton Band. They played at my daughter, Michelle Lawrence, wedding this past weekend. I would like to thank them for a fabulous job throughout the whole day from the ceremony, cocktail hour and the reception as well as learning some new songs for the special event. Thank you very much !
October 16, 2017
When we first saw The Mike Dalton Band play down at the shore we immediately knew they were the band we wanted to have play at our wedding. That night he came up to us to talk and even asked if we had any songs we wanted to hear them play so we could make our decision. Afterwards it was smooth sailing as Mike kept in touch with us over the next 18 months regularly checking in. We are both huge Foo Fighters fans and requested a special rendition of our favorite song for our first dance. Mike and the band nailed it and every other song after that all night. The dance floor was packed and we are still receiving compliments on just how much fun our guests had. If you are considering The Mike Dalton Band, do not look any more. Just book. You are welcome. 🙂
Diane & John Palmer
September 28, 2017
Dear Mike and band,
Thank you for your wonderful performance at the Kroegan/Post wedding at Bay Head Yacht Club on Saturday, September 23rd. Lauren and Bobby did a great job finding you! Your music was so good, and so many people commented to us on your awesome performance. Thank you for being a part of our daughter’s very special day !
Judy & Mike Kroeger
August 28, 2017
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Best night ever! I have never seen so many people dance for so long! We have the band to thank for that! Everyone is still talking about them. we have obviously heard the band before but we were completely blown away by their performance. The band really helped our night to be perfect!
Peggy & Jim Bayard
August 27, 2017
I just wanted to send you a message and tell you how amazing you guys were!! Thank you so much! It was exactly what I wanted with people on the dance floor all night with such great song choices. People were on the boardwalk above just to listen to you guys and we got many compliments so we will definitely pass your name along. I cannot thank you enough for playing a part in making this night so great!!
Kristie and Michael
July 24, 2017
We had The Mike Dalton Band at my wedding this past Friday, and they were absolutely amazing! I couldn’t have imagined a better experience than what they provided! I asked Mike to sing my wedding song “The Only One Who Gets Me” by Charles Kelley, and he did such a great job singing it! He really did it justice! Mike’s voice definitely complimented the song! Every member of the band is so talented and they work so well together! When the band stopped to eat, the DJ took over to play music and continue to the entertainment. The head DJ was just as amazing. He got everyone onto the dance floor and made it so much fun for everyone. He knew exactly what to play. As one of my requests, I asked them to play the first song we danced to in 8th grade (“That’s What Friends Are For”) and he had every guest form a circle around us and slowly move closer to us as the song went on. I never asked him to do this, but that moment was so special and magical for us that I am so grateful! The room was bursting with all the guests singing! They truly made my wedding day even more magical than it already was!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding night so amazing! I think we had the best music of any wedding ever and its all thanks to you guys! So many people are saying that you guys were so great! Kyle woke up talking about you guys. I cannot thank you enough! Thank you a million times!!
-Lindsay and Kyle
July 5, 2017
Wanted to extend a huge thank you to you and the band. You guys were AMAZING. We are still hearing from guests weeks later about how awesome a job you all did. The music choices you guys made were perfect for the crew that we had! It was truly everything we could have asked for! Thank you for everything and look forward to seeing you at the Post/Kreoger Wedding in September!!
Kristin and Ernie Keer
June 27, 2017
Mike and the band played for my daughter’s wedding, they were really great, total professionals and played like they love what they do. Everyone was dancing from the very beginning because the band was just so good. Worth every penny……..
May 24, 2017
The Mike Dalton Band made our special wedding night that more special. They were Awesome!!! We made a great decision choosing The Mike Dalton Band to perform at our wedding!! Reasonably priced, great mix of music and the dance floor was packed all night! Our guests are still raving about The Mike Dalton Band! We highly recommend them for your next event! Everyone at our wedding said how great the band was, and how great of time because of how great the band was, and the dance floor was packed the whole Night!! Great Job MDB!! You Made Our Special Night, That More Special!!!
John and Susan Parani
May 18, 2017
It doesn’t get better than the Mike Dalton Band in my opinion. My (now) husband and I went down to Belmar last Memorial Day to check him out for our wedding and we hired him on the spot! Our wedding was a couple weeks ago and from the second we were announced into the reception the entire crowd was on their feet. Mike and his band are all awesome musicians, they know how to play the crowd, and they keep it going until the very end. We could not have been happier with our choice. Not only are they an amazing band, but Mike is an absolute pleasure to deal with. Very responsive, detail oriented and organized, and his main goal is to make sure you’re night is exactly the way you want it. A super laid back, genuine, and nice person. I would recommend this band a million times over! Thank you MDB from the bottom of my heart for playing such a huge role in making such a special night that much better.
May 18, 2017
I can’t tell you how thankful we are to you for truly making our wedding perfect.
You guys were awesome, and all of our guests are raving about you!
I will absolutely recommend you to anyone I can!
It was wonderful working with you.
Hope to see you soon!
January 18, 2017
You guys were GREAT!!!
From our initial conversation to the actual night of the party I could not have asked for a better experience. Mike and the band played at a party I just hosted – the guys are GREAT!!! The sound is fantastic, song selection is amazing and just a simple pleasure to work with. They definitely made the party rock!!!
All the best,
January 3, 2017
Thank you SO much for an amazing party! I can’t tell you how many people raved about the music. Every song was better than the next, you kept us dancing and energized all night! It was absolutely perfect and even better than I could have hoped.
I sincerely appreciated your flexibility with our limited budget, and putting up with my disorganization! You guys were perfect – listened to our requests and added some perfect songs. Our guests loved it!
Thanks again for making our wedding the best party I’ve ever been to!
Beth & Andrew Knapp
December 15, 2016
When my husband and I started planning our wedding we agreed that there were 3 main things that make a wedding memorable: excellent food, free alcohol and great music. To say that the Mike Dalton Band was great is a major understatement. These guys were phenomenal from day one. Mike is very thorough from the moment you book with him right up to the big day. He ensures that every detail is covered from ceremony music to song setlists (which is VERY hard to narrow down because they have such a huge range!) to personal dances. Mike also has a DJ who takes care of the wedding party announcements and dance sets for when the band takes a brief break. It is the best of both worlds, and we were so happy we booked him. At the wedding, everything was just how we imagined it. They played for our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. At the reception our guests (my grandmother included) were on the dance floor from start to finish. Throughout the night and even weeks later I have guests asking about them so they could recommend them to other couples. I would recommend the Mike Dalton Band to any Bride and Groom who are looking to dance the night away!
October 24, 2016
The Mike Dalton band is amazing. We had them at our wedding and people actually were dancing before the salad was even finished and they danced all night. I am still getting compliments about them. The band was professional and the music OUTSTANDING!!! The price was reasonable and they played music everyone enjoyed. Big thank you for making our wedding fun and memorable.
October 24, 2016
People cannot stop talking about the band. Great job. Everybody enjoyed the music,
October 10, 2016
Mike Dalton Band is amazing. We couldn’t have been happier with choosing this band for our wedding night. everyone danced all night long. their play list was outstanding and played all the type of music we wanted. They were very professional and their price was extremely reasonable. they are worth all 5 stars! If you are looking for a Band that will keep your guest dancing all night long no need to look further! Book Mike Dalton Band TODAY!
August 30, 2016
Quite simply, you and Larry were terrific!
Everyone commented on your skills and enjoyed the entire show.
I also really appreciated the professional approach
your team took to prepare the sound system and setup.
We had a wonderful time!
All the best, and see you soon around the Shore…
July 7, 2016
Let me start off by saying that the band was amazing and everyone had a great time! We couldn’t be happier that the band kept everyone out on the dance floor all night. You pay for what you get and we were very happy that you were willing to work with us to help us stay in budget. You were extremely organized and easy to work with. You even got all of the songs we requested into the night!
I give you guys a 10/10 because everyone had a great night dancing and I have been told by everyone we see that it was the best wedding they have ever been to!
Thanks for everything!! And I’m sure we will see you playing soon!
Dear Mike & Band,
Thank you for helping to make Allison and Chris’ wedding awesome. Your musical selections were perfectly performed and greatly contributed to a fun night. Thanks so much for rocking the Battello house !
Peggy and Paul Liantonio
November 9, 2015
Ryan and I want to thank you and your band so much for playing at our wedding. You exceeded our expectations, and did an incredible job. We still have people reaching out to us about the band, and how awesome they were. Our goal was to have guests on the dance floor through out our entire reception, and with your carefully thought out and crafted playlist, there wasn’t a moment the dance floor was empty! You knew the right times to play a slower song, and then pick things up with a classic dance song. We provided a list of songs we knew we wanted, and we thought that the songs you added to the list worked perfectly with our style.
As far as customer service goes, we felt that you were great throughout the process. I definitely think that the price was appropriate for how great the performance at the wedding was. The horns were a great addition and well worth the additional cost. We were really with how many songs you were able to fit in during the reception.
Overall, we could not be happier with our experience with the Mike Dalton Band for our wedding. You helped make the night great, and we really appreciate it!
Megan and Ryan Pearl
November 1, 2015
Mike Dalton came highly recommended to us and it was clear why. Of all the bands we contacted for our reception Mike was by far and away the most professional, prompt, and easiest to work with. They made things easy. But most importantly, the band is face-meltingly good.
As live musicians ourselves, having great live music was of the up most importance to us. Mike Dalton exceeded our expectations and made our reception great. The Band, the DJ, and the whole business were able to adapt to inevitable last minute changes on the fly and kept things running smoothly. Their encyclopedic repertoire made tailoring and personalizing our reception easy – they have this down to a science.
These guys are pros. As much as I want to praise the MD band for their amazing customer service, the fact of the matter is: these guys are amazing musicians.
Hire. This. Band.
Caitlin & Andrew Haynie
October 28, 2015
The Mike Dalton Band played our wedding during Hurricane Irene. The governor ordered a state of emergency and closed many local highways and Mike and the boys still made it out for us.
Highly recommended !!!
Paul Anthony Rein
October 28, 2015
I would highly recommend Mike Dalton. He played our wedding. Denae Kistler and I could not have been happier with Mike and the band’s professionalism and their performance. Let’s just say they rocked the house and people still talk about our wedding.
October 26, 2015
My wife and I got married on June 6 2015 and when we were planning the wedding it was never a question of whether we should get a band, only a question of which band we should get. We searched for about a month checking out different bands before we came across The Mike Dalton band. They were playing a local show down in Belmar so we decided to check them out. The moment “Where the Streets Have No Name” came on we knew they were for us.
All told, The Mike Dalton band completely ROCKED at our wedding. Almost all our guests came up to us at one point in the night tell us how good the band was. All the musicians from our point of view were excellent, especially the sax player. They did a great job setting the tone for the evening and got the party going. Not only did they play great, they had a DJ with them to help compliment some songs as well as take over for when the band was between sets. Mike was very professional, super easy to work with and extremely accommodating. I must have gone back and forth with him about 8 times trying to make sure I made enough room for him on the floor plan and every time Mike told me not to worry about it, he would make it work. They made it work and they were awesome.
We booked a 5 piece band/ DJ for 4 hrs, and acoustic guitar for the cocktail hour. My wife and I both felt the cost was very reasonable and we absolutely got our money’s worth. I would recommend the Mike Dalton band to anyone in the market for a great/dynamic band that rocks.
October 26, 2015
We’re so glad we hired you guys. It was amazing. I’m going to blow you up on wedding wire once we get to our next stoptonight. Absolute professionalism through and through – I’ll be recommending you to anyone looking for great music.
October 4, 2015
The Mike Dalton Band blew my expectations out of the water. They sounded INCREDIBLE and our guests (who ranged in age from early 20s to late 70s) all commented on how awesome the band was! Our dance floor was constantly packed and everyone was singing along at the top of their lungs. Mike is super responsive and the band nailed our first dance song. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience working with these guys. We highly highly highly recommend The Mike Dalton Band! Thank you guys so much for helping us throw the biggest party of our lives!
October 4, 2015
We had such a great wedding day and we owe a lot of our fun to you, the band the DJ. We really could not have asked for anything more. The intros and dances went perfectly and the music was great the whole night. Everyone who we have spoken to since the wedding has said how great the band was and how much fun they had. Also, you were so helpful leading up to the wedding that it took a lot of stress off of us and made everything that much easier.
We really appreciated all that you did – especially with the cocktail hour music, and the extra half-hour with the DJ at the end. We will be sure to write a great review on wedding wire and will definitely recommend you to anyone we know who is looking for a great band at a great price.
Thanks again for all of your help and we hope to see you again either down the shore or at another wedding.
Chris and Laura
August 10, 2015
The band was fantastic, you played the music that moved the crowd. Our biggest compliment to you and your band is, we would gladly bring you & the band back to entertain at our next celebration. Thank you for a great experience, one will not soon forget.
Ps: your crew were professional and courteous.
Mark & Janice Zarrilli
July 27, 2015
You guys were awesome! I got a ton of compliments on the band and Ridgewood Country Club wants your information because they want to recommend you to other members for weddings, parties and the live music nights they host. My wife, Christine, loved it. Great job! I hope to see you over the next couple of weeks down the Jersey shore; I will check your schedule. Thanks again for making the trip up north.
June 7, 2015
I just wanted to send my thanks for making our wedding such a blast! Everyone kept talking about how great you guys were, and you definitely kept our crowd dancing all night, which was our main goal!! When the doors opened for me, I saw the beautiful room and your band. It was like a scene from a movie that I will never forget.
Best, Gina Abramo
June 8, 2015
It’s Donna Abramo, Gina’s Mom. I agree with Gina, you guys were great! We received so many compliments from our guests on how they loved the music, which was obvious in that everyone danced the night away. It was exactly what we wanted and You and Your Band added to the wonderful ambiance of the evening. Thank you for making Gina’s Wedding Celebration, from the ceremony to the reception, an evening for all of us to remember.
Hope to see you this summer down the shore.
All the very best!
May 10, 2015
Had a great time, thanks for all your help….the band was awesome !
April 19, 2015
Thanks again for doing such a great job and making my wedding perfect !
January 6, 2015
I could not be happier with The Mike Dalton Band. They were more than I could ask for. First of all Mike was extremely professional and responsive. Any concerns I had about the music he quickly put at ease. He was able to incorporate all of my requests and the band/DJ did a fantastic job. The price of the band was very reasonable and I was extremely happy with the result. All of our guests at the wedding are still talking about what a great time they had. I recommend The Mike Dalton Band for any event!
Danielle & Bob Klimowicz
October 31, 2014
Thank you again for playing at our wedding. So many of our guests complimented the band, saying how great you guys were. Africa was a hit! You guys nailed it and everyone (of my friends at least) loved it!!! We really appreciate you guys taking the time to learn some of our special requests and making it a great night. If you have a wedding wire link, I would be happy to write a review for you. Thank you again for everything! Please let us know if you need anything else from us.
Susie & Rob
October 11, 2014
Mike Dalton, his band, crew, DJ Jimi Mac, and everyone involved exceeded expectations at every turn. Working directly with Mike, we were able to schedule the appropriate band size for our event and budget. We decided to included the horn section and female vocalist and couldn’t be any happier that we did. The process for playlist suggestions was seamless and he coordinated set-up directly with our venue to alleviate any additional stress for our big day. While all of the pre-planning went as smoothly as possible, the music is the important part and was certainly the best part. The song selection was great during the reception, and the band really played up to our guests’ energy! We spent the night on the dance floor with our guests and couldn’t have asked for better time and better music. We are still receiving compliments from our guests! We could not have been happier with the band and our experience. Thanks Mike!
Liz and Zack
October 10, 2014
The Mike Dalton Band performed for our cocktail hour and wedding reception at The Lobster Shanty the first weekend of September 2014. We can’t say enough about how incredible they were. From the moment we contacted Mike, he was extremely professional, reliable, and organized. We had an unfortunate experience with a prior band that cancelled months after booking, so we were a little uneasy, but Mike immediately put our fears at ease. He responded promptly to all of my questions and confirmation emails in the months before the wedding. He even accommodated my last minute requests for additions to the playlist.
On our wedding night, The Mike Dalton Band was amazing. The dance floor was filled (and over-flowing) for the entire reception. Our guests are still talking about great the band was, and how much fun they had dancing. The band took only one break for dinner, and during that time their DJ kept people dancing anyway. During their break, Mike checked in with us to make sure that we were happy with the music (which we obviously were). We’re Bruce Springsteen fans, so we booked the 7-piece band with DJ, and it was absolutely worth it. The horn section was incredible and really added a lot. There was a great mix of music from different genres, and all of our guests (from ages 12 to 95) were up and dancing. My husband and I spent the entire night on the dance floor, which was perfect, since that’s where all of our guests were anyway!
We would absolutely recommend The Mike Dalton Band to anyone. Our only complaint is that we wish we could do it all over again!
August 3, 2014
Thank you! Words cannot express how much it meant to us that you played at the club. I don’t say this about many people….I should be hearing you on the radio !!!! I know I said it to you before and I will say it again, your voice is amazing ! Thank you for an incredible night !
July 31, 2014
Thanks for making our daughter’s wedding extra special. All of our guests keep telling us how great the band was! Will certainly keep your name circulating among our friends!
Tyna and Bob Cromarty
July 21, 2014
Jay and I couldn’t be happier with the way things turned out. You guys were incredible and definitely one of the most memorable aspects of the night. Music was great and you got a lot of compliments on your Bruce covers specifically 🙂 Pricing was reasonable and customer service was great. You took the time to ensure you were playing what we wanted to hear and that everything was going as planned. Your set list gave us so much to choose from…it was impossible not to enjoy ourselves. Of everything at the wedding, guests mentioned “how incredible the band was” most often. The combination of band and DJ was unique and offered us the best of both worlds. Being able to have our special songs played by the DJ and most of the dancing after dinner with the band was great. Dance floor was packed all night, just like we wanted! Thank you again! We will be recommending you to our friends!
Brenda and Jay
June 30, 2014
People can’t stop talking about how great the band was at Congress Hall. You kept the dance floor filled and everyone had a great time. It has been described by several as a kick-ass reception, which is exactly what I wanted. Thank you!
Feel free to use us a reference.
June 2, 2014
The Mike Dalton Band played our wedding reception on May 17, 2014 and were completely awesome! Mike’s musicianship and professionalism is outstanding. He and his band learned a few songs for us, including our wedding song (Chuck Reagan “Symmetry”) and our friends who knew the song said it was played perfectly.
In combination with the DJ, they played an amazing combination of music and everyone at the wedding kept dancing all night!!
They really rocked and the horns were a fantastic addition.
If you want a great time, great music and more than just a typical wedding band, book the Mike Dalton Band for your wedding!!!”
May 8, 2014
Mike, you and your band were PHENOMENAL! I had always said from the start that the music is probably the most important part of the wedding, because you really make the party- and wow, you guys totally made the party!! I loved every single song that you played, and from my insanely specific list I sent you (totally sorry, I swear I’m not psychotic!) I’m obviously a music buff and you just nailed it all. You had everyone on the dance floor…and up in chairs…the whole night and you felt the crowd so well. Thank you again so much- it was a joy working with you from our very first conversation up until the wedding. You were accommodating, understanding, and attentive….I couldn’t have asked for anything more. Lots of referrals coming your way! 🙂
Sincerely, Meaghan and Kevin McNamee 4-26-14
April 27, 2014
The MDB was a hit at our wedding ! Everyone, young and old was dancing away! They played great music and were extremely helpful in picking songs and making a set list. With 17 pages of songs there is not much they can’t do ! Fair price and a fun band ! We can’t wait to check them out at the jersey shore this summer !
April 22, 2014
Mike Dalton Band is everything you could hope for. Very responsive to requests, extremely fair price, and absolutely great entertainment. MDB played my wedding on April 12, 2014. Since I am also a musician, I was put in charge of booking the band for the wedding. I saw the promo video for MDB, and I had one phone conversation with Mike, and immediately booked them. I took a shot on a band that I had never seen live.
To say they exceeded expectations is an understatement. Mike was so great to deal with, and always responded quickly. From first song to last song, the band sounded phenomenal. Everyone at the wedding had a great time, and everyone had good things to say about Mike Dalton Band (even all of my musician friends had nothing but compliments).
I wanted a great rock band, and that’s exactly what I got.
Not only would I recommend Mike Dalton Band to anyone, I can’t wait to go out and see them this summer!
– Jeff and Marisa
Thank you for being a part of our special day! You and the other band members were awesome! We couldn’t have asked for a better night of music & dancing! It was fantastic!! Thank you, we appreciate your talent, time, and energy! We’ll come watch at the beach this summer!
Thank you again!
Brett & Kate Snowden
February 14, 2014
The Mike Dalton Band far exceeded our expectations. From the very beginning when we first started our search for a wedding band, Mike was professional, responsive and always available to us. The pricing was competitive and now that we’ve experienced everything the band has to offer we know that we got one of the best deals around. He readily answered any questions we had and simplified the process by being efficient and dependable. One area of the wedding where we never had cause for concern was with the band.
The day of our wedding Mike played the grand piano during our cocktail hour which was a perfect accompaniment to the beginning of our celebration. Once the reception started, MDB set the tone for the night early, getting people up and dancing from the beginning.
MDB was one of the biggest reasons we had so much fun at our wedding. The song selection was great. Mike spent time with us before the wedding understanding type of music we liked and wanted played at the wedding and matched the song list that night to our taste. They kept our guests on the dance floor all night! Accompanying the band that night was a three piece horn section that complimented the band perfectly and highlighted the talent of the band.
One of the comments that I heard most throughout the night was, “Where did you find this band!” From our college friends to our grandparents everyone loved the music and couldn’t stay off the dance floor.
The overall experience with Mike, the band and the entire process was fantastic and we are thrilled that MDB was our wedding band. We would recommend MDB to anyone looking for a fun and professional band to take their wedding reception to the next level.
Mike & Kelly Kulick
January 6, 2014
You guys killed it at our wedding and Kelly and I are so glad we decided to have you play our wedding. I can’t tell you how much positive feedback we’ve received regarding your performance. Thanks for your professionalism over the past few months and helping us to throw a great party!
Mike Kelly Kulick
October 22, 2013
Thanks so much Mike !
We were all very pleased with the band, the music, the professionalism, everything. Many of my alumni commented on how great the band was and kept asking me who hired them…good thing I could just point to myself! Truly, you guys are fantastic musicians and entertainers. I am not sure if you knew this (and maybe I said this to you), but you have some of the University’s most senior administration on the dance floor (Vice President for Alumni Affairs, Dean of the Graduate School, and Vice President and Secretary of the University…not band for a night’s work!)
Tara McCartney, Princeton University
October 17, 2013
Thank YOU and the band so much for making it an awesome day!! We received so many compliments on how awesome you guys were.
And we’ll definitely be making an appearance next time you’re playing around the shore area 🙂
Jenna & Pete
October 10, 2013
Great time on Saturday, as we danced all day long. You and the band were awesome, the band had us dancing from 10th Ave Freeze Out” (1st song) thru “Shout” at the end. The personal and professional touch from the band and crew, from set up to breakdown was great. Your crew made it flawless and easy, especially since it took place at our home.
You guys received so many compliments from our guests that showed we picked the right band for our daughter Allison’s wedding. Pete and Allison had a great time dancing and singing with their friends and relatives, it made their day.
Special thanks to playing that version of “Tenderness on the Block”, it was unique and you guys pulled it off perfectly. The horn section really completes the band and gives the sound and feel of musicians you are. Only regret was it had to end…
Hope to see you and the band around town real soon.
Thanks Again Pete and Laurie Brennan
August 19, 2013
WOW! …and now it’s over, but hardly forgotten. We had a blast and hope you guys enjoyed it as well. The sound and the song list set the mood we had hoped for and we only wish it didn’t go by so quickly.
Our guests enjoyed it and let us know, as did the chef from the caterer who commented on how much she liked the band. Today, a neighbor who I hadn’t met before stopped me outside and commented on how great the band was, as she and her husband spent the afternoon on their deck enjoying the music.
Our thanks to you, Eddie, Nick, Jimmy, Ken and Mike for not just helping us celebrate our special occasion, but truly making it a more enjoyable and memorable day.
Much thanks and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
Carl & Karen Koberle
p.s. Karen and I thank you for doing a great job with “Nothing Else Matters”.
May 28, 2013
Mike and Band – our family and friends are still raving about you guys! Thank you so much for playing all of our favorites, especially Sideways! You guys have been our favorite band for years and it was an honor to have you guys play our wedding – thank you!!
May 24, 2013
Dear Mike & The Band,
Thank you for your performance at the Rutgers Dance Marathon. We were happy to welcome you to our event and hope you all enjoyed the DM experience! We broke our record and raised $503,641.77 FOR THE KIDS !! It was a pleasure having the band pump up our crowd.
For The Kids,
Diana Ferrante & The Rutgers Dance Marathon Board of Directors
May 20, 2013
Thanks so much for everything on Saturday. You were awesome at our cocktail hour, and the songs sounded great. Had multiple people tell me they loved it. Only wish I could’ve sat and listened to the whole thing.
April 30, 2013
Whats happening? We just got back from our honeymoon 😉
I can honestly say that you went above and beyond anything we could have expected. You went out of your way to help out with the all of the arrangements before the wedding. I know it was tough because 1) it was short notice to begin with and 2) we changed our minds with the DJ like a month before the wedding. You definitely made it worth all the while. You were very comforting when I was turning into a nervous wreck, which was a BIG help. Like I said, this was all prior to the wedding…
We were both, along with all the guests, blown away with your performance. We had a blast listening and dancing while you played. We received numerous compliments. You nailed every song. We still can’t believe you picked up our Bruce request like you did. Korin and I were just laughing at some of the videos on youtube. We will gladly recommend and encourage others to check your band out. Now that the dust has settled, we look forward to seeing you play more often.
Korin and Joe Modoni
April 21, 2013
Again, I can’t THANK YOU enough for performing last night, for the Michael’s Feat Spring Gala. I’m getting so many compliments today about how great the band was. Your generous donation and kindness will allow Michael’s Feat to continue supporting our Mission of helping families with seriously ill newborns. I couldn’t be more pleased of what a great evening it was.
When you have chance, can you email me the name and address of the DJ, he was so nice and I would like to send him a thank you card.
Looking forward to seeing you soon.
Christine Colasuonno (Michael’s Feat Foundation)
December 28, 2012
We hired Mike and his band to play our wedding in Fair Haven, NJ. We
only had about 40 people invited and although it was a small group, we
wanted a big party. Knowing the Mike Dalton Band and the energy they
bring at a show, we knew this was the right choice. Making the
arrangements with Mike couldn’t have been any easier. He was available
via text, email and/or a phone call away to discuss any arrangements
within a few minutes.
Our wedding was set for November 10, just 11 days after Hurricane
Sandy. It was so hard to keep spirits up when so many were suffering.
Our venue the day before our wedding still didn’t have power and while
our communities were trying to dig themselves out of such a
catastrophie not once did he falter. Even the DJ offered to call
additional venues to make sure we had a back up.
Friday evening we recieved the call that everything was good to go and
we were having a wedding. While some weren’t able to make it due to
travel issues, for those five hours, the Mike Dalton Band gave us a
party that was unforgettable. The music allowed us to forget, just for
a moment the bad, and celebrate life and the good. And it was so good!
The only change I would have made was to add the horn section. We
didn’t add it because of the size of the party (and I think the band
members would have been more people than our little wedding) but the
sound of the horns was missed and certainly gives the final touch.
You can not go wrong hiring MDB. Mike works with you from start to
finish on making the atmosphere exactly what you want. It clearly was
a great party, and we have the photos to prove it.
Gabrielle & Tom
December 22, 2012
My Man, I just wanted to thank you for last night, playing the Rock n Relief Benefit at The Idle Hour ! You are a true friend and it was a great night! You rocked and we raised some funds for Breton Woods, collected some toys and gift cards for the kids and jammed to some great music!
December 16, 2012
Thank you so much for an amazing night ! We had a rockin good time! ?
Everyone loved you guys! It was awesome! Thanks mike!
Melissa & Chris Kuntz
December 3, 2012
The wedding was amazing. We cannot say enough about you and the band/DJ. You guys kept everyone on their feet the entire time and that’s all we wanted. We had people coming up to us the entire night asking about you guys and wanting more information. You were AWESOME! Timmy’s sister is getting married in October and actually wants to cancel the band she has now so she can have you guys. I mean, that’s a pretty big compliment. Please thank each and every one of your band members and tell them that the Ford’s are now your biggest fans. You made our wedding so much fun for both Timmy and I and an absolute blast for all of our guests. Please let us know what else we can do to help advertise you guys to future engaged couples. Everyone should know how amazing you guys are and we will do anything to help!!!
Thanks again for everything, you guys are truly the best!
I couldn’t imagine having anyone else but the Mike Dalton Band!!!
Megan and Timmy Ford 🙂
December 3, 2012
Thank you for a great wedding reception, we had a wonderful day, lots of feedback from friends and family “loved the band”, “great reception”, lots of people dancing which is what we wanted. The cocktail hour was good, I wished I was not so busy and could have just sat and listened at one of those tables. Customer service is excellent and pricing fair for the quality of music. I am still very busy with work, thank you notes and now Christmas, looking forward to seeing you guys play in the New Year.
Thank you again for a fabulous wedding reception!!
Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Missy (Mary) and Gary Hartdorn
October 22, 2012
First of all, thank you a ton! You and your group really helped make our wedding such a special day. We received a huge amount of compliments on your behalf.
In terms of actual performances, your acoustic guitar was especially called out for being “OFF THE CHARTS!!!!” Everyone loved how you played the ceremony; “It was a great touch and unbelievable mix of classic and modern.” Other comments included, “Phenomenal.”
During the reception, everyone was amazed by the variety and quality of your performance. My Dad was particularly happy to see both older and younger people dancing so much. We all loved the group’s energy too. The DJ did a great job emceeing and had some fantastic energy as well.
In terms of pricing, you were right where we wanted to be. Your customer service was fantastic; you knew your stuff and did a great job guiding us and keeping us informed along the way. Thanks again for learning those songs too; we hope we did not butcher the Pips too much.
Thanks again for everything,
October 14, 2012
You guys absolutely rocked our wedding!!! Everything was perfect from the coordination of the cocktail hour, to the fun MC introductions, to a solid night of dancing. We had such a fun, crazy time!!
Your customer service was perfect. Very easy to communicate with and quick responses to inquiries.
As for pricing, your willingness to work within our budget was much appreciated and very generous. Definitely well worth the cost!
Both my husband and I, as well as all of our friends and family could not say enough about the great music and how much fun the wedding was. We can’t thank you enough for putting on a stellar performance and making our wedding a night to remember!
Looking forward to seeing you guys around town playing at the local bars!
October 12, 2012
It was an absolute blast to work with you, your band, the DJ, and your crew! We had a wonderful time at our wedding and received so many compliments on your band and the music you played. Everything went without a hitch and you accommodated all of our requests, from the ceremony music, to the piano during cocktail hour, to the acoustic guitar during dinner. And we loved your renditions of our three special songs – “Teach Your Children” was wonderful on the piano, “Forever” by Ben Harper sounded great and was just the right length, and the slower version of “Forever Young” sounded even better that Rod Stewart’s version (seriously).
We were blown away by your level of professionalism and the quality of service received; we would absolutely recommend you to any and all of our family and friends !
Thank you so much for all of your hard work on our wedding day, and in the days leading up to it. Bryan and I are so happy we were able to share it with you and the band – you guys are great !
All our best,
Jenn & Bryan Vandergast
October 6, 2012
Thank you for playing at our wedding, you guys were great ! you were a pleasure to work with and we were very happy with the way everything turned out. Hope to see you play at the Jersey Shore this summer !
Amanda & John
September 25, 2012
My new husband and I have watched the Mike Dalton band for years playing down at beach bars. We both love rockin’ band music, and we were looking for a band with a harder sound and some spunk. We found it with the Mike Dalton Band. They have an amazing sound if you like Bruce, U2, Stevie Wonder and the Beatles. They always sound tight and they are always rockin! They went above and beyond in learning acoustic versions of rock and pop songs for the ceremony as well as learning my all time favorite song by Foo Fighters, so that my husband (a drummer for 20+ years) could play with them at our wedding. They did not disappoint! They sounded amazing and kept me and many others out on the dance floor all night. Mike being the front man and scheduling 7-10 shows during a summer week can be tough to communicate with at times, but it’s because he’s so busy that you feel confident that he’s good. So, pack a little patience. Not much. Just a little. They are worth it.
September 18, 2012
Thank you for all you did to make Patio Palooza so successful. Your efforts have made it possible for Billy’s boys, and all the boys in the study, to continue receiving Lorenzo’s Oil.
It’s wonderful that you use your talents to help others. We are so grateful and proud of you!
Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts.
With much love,
Lynn & Bob
September 14, 2012
All I was getting was extreme positive feedback about how you guys knocked it out of the park. I had a great time and so did Trish. Trish and I know how hard you worked for our wedding learning some songs (which came out fantastic by the way) and it is really appreciated.. We like seeing you guys perform and hopefully we can hear Longing To Belong and Baba O’Riley again in the near future!
Dan & Trish Gallaudet
September 11, 2012
I just wanted to thank you for playing our wedding. Everyone had a great time and great times are seldom had without great music. Lots of people said you guys were great. I know you learned a lot of music for us and that’s really admirable that you did it without hesitation or issue, and played all of the songs well.
Thanks again. We’ll certainly still go and check you guys out when we can. If you need a drummer, I’m still available 🙂
Mike and Gina Losquadro
September 11, 2012
Jenn and I would like to thank you and the rest of the band for being there! I think everyone had a great time!
You guys did an amazing job! Every song we wanted to hear was played and everything sounded great! Everyone was easy to work with and Mike kept the pricing within our stated original budget. Jenn and I hope to make it to Jersey soon to catch another show.
Bryan & Jenn Vandergast
September 3, 2012
Maryann and I were both thrilled with your collective performance, which exceeded expectations. Feedback from guests has been uniformly and genuinely positive as well. Many of our guests told us our wedding was the funnest wedding they’ve ever been to and attributed much of that to you guys. By the way, I know you were anxious about that one Journey song beforehand, but you guys nailed it…I’d encourage you to play it at future events.
It was a pleasure working with you guys every step of the way. We do not have anything negative to say.
I’d encourage you to use us as a reference in the event you think that’d be helpful to you on future wedding gigs.
To add to Romans’ response, you guys were fabulous. We had the best time singing and dancing to your music all night long. So many of our guests were coming up to us all night asking “Where did you find this band? They are excellent.” We truly could not have been any happier with the decision we made to have you play at our wedding. I can’t stop thinking about what a great night it was and how wonderful it was to see the dance floor packed with our guests having a great time. Looking forward to seeing our video so we can hear your songs again! Thank you so much for an unbelievable performance.
And thank you for making our wedding day special. You were wonderful to work with!
September 1, 2012
You guys were great! Everyone commented on how much they loved the band. Thanks for giving my boy the drum sticks. I think we may have to invest in a set of drums.
We hope to have this be an annual party and will think of you next year. Enjoy your weekend.
Tricia and Michael White
July 18, 2012
Mike Dalton band was amazing at our wedding on 7/15/2012 in Asbury Park, NJ. Everyone was talking about how great they were afterwards. The price along with the customer service for Mike was well worth it. You will definitely not be disappointed in the Mike Dalton band for your function!
Jim Florentine (Comic and star of “That Metal Show” on VH1)
July 15, 2012
Last night was absolutely perfect!!! you guys rock!!
July 10, 2012
Sorry it took me so long to respond. I’m still recovering! You guys were AMAZING! Everyone’s been talking about how great you all were. I LOVED the saxophone playing “here comes the bride” for the ceremony. Thanks again for everything!
July 6, 2012
Everything was great with the wedding. You guys were great and your dj choice was awesome. You were more than fair with us on pricing. Thanks for sharing the day with us. SEE U SOON BUDDY !!!
Billy & Kim Hoffman
December 6, 2011
You played one of my friends’ wedding and they were very happy…just so you know, it was great!
October 14, 2011
You were the best wedding band ever, Mike.
10 years later people still tell me how awesome you were!
September 19, 2011
You guys did such a great job! Everything sounded great and the set lists were just so well arranged. The horn section was tremendous, that extra instrumentation really fit well with the vibe we wanted. Thanks for learning “Dancing in the Dark” for us. Amanda also loved that you guys threw in Cee-Lo. I had people telling me all night how great you guys sounded, and one of my parents friends even said “they’re playing our music!” when they heard “Rock around the Clock”. We were worn out from all the dancing!
The DJ was really great too and he did a great job of balancing your sets with some of the less band friendly fare.
Brian & Amanda
September 17, 2011
Your music sounded great – you got lots of compliments from my guests… It was a nice touch for my ceremony and I loved it.
September 16, 2011
Just wanted to say thank you again for playing for us at the Benefit, you guys did an excellent job. I received your check in the mail. Thank you so much for that – It will def be put toward good use for baby Brandon. Ryan Hansen, Tara’s Husband was at the event – he had said he wasn’t sure what to expect, but was blown away when he got there. He told many he had a great time. Thanks again to you and the band, I look forward to hearing you play in the near future.
September 12, 2011
Thank you so much for playing for us at our wedding! Everyone was dancing the whole time ! We couldn’t be happier and we really appreciate everything you’ve done for us. I love that I didn’t have to request any songs – you knew exactly what to play and you were amazing! We got so many compliments on how great you were. We enjoyed it very much, and we will definitely recommend you to everyone 🙂
Thanks again so much.
Megan and Mike
September 8, 2011
First off, a huge thank you for braving the storm for us. Since we got engaged, and really before that, we always knew we wanted MDB to play our wedding. It meant so much to us that you came out, performed as great as usual and were accommodating given the circumstances surrounding the evening. I have nothing but praise for the band and the DJ was very good at MCing the whole affair.
July 31, 2011
Thanks for a great time last night, guys. We all had a blast. You did a wonderful job. You guys were phenomenal. Everyone had an awesome time.
-Shannon & Ryan Walkiewicz
July 1, 2011
Thank you again! We had a great time 🙂
We think you guys were perfect! You guys were incredible & we got amazing feedback!
You accommodated all of our requests and our guests loved the music. We have no complaints and will definitely recommend you guys to any of our friends or family. Thanks again and I’m sure we’ll see you over the summer! You guys rock!
Thank you so much for making our day that much more special!
-Veronica & Mike Wonski
June 25, 2001
Thank you so much for making our day even more beautiful.
-Marjorie & Nick Catone
April 10, 2011
You guys were AWESOME last night at our wedding, but we knew you would be. Everything was perfect! We had a blast. People were commenting how great the band was. I got comments like “the best wedding we ever were to.” I know much of that has to do with the entertainment because in my opinion, that is the most important part of a good wedding. We are truly thrilled with the fun you and your crew brought to our event. You were all very professional, including your deejay/MC, Joe – who did a nice job w/ announcements and all. Thank you for creating the kind of vibe we were looking for.
Tom was amazed at how professional you were – singing, playing piano, and managing to pick up the song sheet I knocked over – all at the same time. So sorry!
If you ever need a reference or need me to post any feedback to your website or something like that, it would be my pleasure.
Thank you to you and your crew, again, Mike for the wonderful entertainment you provided for our wedding. We are so grateful!
Nov 11, 2010
Thank you and the band for a wonderful time everyone said what fun they had dancing all night long. 🙂
I can’t show my appreciate for what an amazing job you guys did at the wedding…Thanks again…
Katie & Keith Parshelunis
Nov 13, 2010
These guys are really great, very organized, responsive, easy to deal with and sincerely nice people. The combo of the band and DJ really makes the night so much fun, they are really talented and you never have any down time at all. The entire wedding was up and dancing and having a blast the entire time, they were sincerely awesome. Also, were very happy we decided to have Mike play piano during cocktail hour too, the next day we had so many people telling us how great the music during the hour was.
Unfortunately, we had a few serious timing problems with our venue’s catering company that was sending the reception down the wrong path, but Mike, the band and DJ saved the night. We found out 2/3 of the way through the reception that the caterer never fed our band or DJ, but these guys sucked it up and just played all night without letting it bother them and insisting it not bother us as well. They were more concerned about us and our guests having a good time than anything else. We can’t thank them enough for pulling off an awesome night that we’ll never forget. Also, not only would we highly recommend them to anyone for a wedding, but they are great to go out and see at the many local bars they play.
Tom and Silvana Cherry
Nov 9, 2010
You are actually playing at a good friend of ours wedding this June, Veronica Grimaldi
and her fiancé, Mike. They loved you at our wedding and had to have you!
Nov 8, 2010
It’s about time you get a site together to show everyone how awesome you guys are at weddings. We still have people talking about our wedding and how great the band was.
We want to thank you from the bottom of our hears for making our special day a party that is still being talked about! Entertainment was hands down the most important thing to us, and we knew we had to have you from day one! You were an absolute pleasure to work with and helped to make the day perfect! Thank you again !
Hope all is well, we are probably going to plan another party hopefully soon just so we can have you play.
Talk to you soon,
Oct 3, 2010
That was some set you played last night. I couldn’t have asked for anything more. Great job man, everybody loved it. You guys really nailed it. Thanks again.
October 1, 2010
Mike & crew,
It’s been a pleasure getting to know you and your band over the past year. Your talents were very much appreciated tonight. We look forward to seeing you guys at some of your shows.
Tom & Silvana Cherry
September 28, 2010
It was such an incredible day. The band’s performance was amazing and we along with all the guests danced the night away. From the very first dance to the very last, everything was wonderful. Billy and I would like to thank you again for playing at our wedding!
August 15, 2010
just wanted to say thank you to you and the guys for such a great job at my party. We all had a fantastic time and I loved having you there. Many good memories of your band through the years but this one is the best yet. Thanks again and especially for playing Split Enz !
July 25, 2010
We had such a great time dancing and listening to the band. We have been hearing that all of the guests just loved you guys too. A good sign at a wedding is when you see the dance floor crowded and ours was the entire night, especially when you guys jammed out. We are really happy with the band and would definitely recommend you to anybody.
Danielle & Bill Romaglino
March 12, 2010
Thanks again for an awesome performance at our wedding last month! I think you kept every person dancing to the last song! You went out of your way to include some specific songs that mean a lot to us and we appreciate it immensely. Great time!! We highly recommend!
Courtney & Garrett Hogan
December 6, 2009
We wanted to thank you and the band for making our celebration one to remember. You were all truly outstanding from the first phone call to the last song you played. You played such a great range of music and read the crowd perfectly. All of our guests, young and old, loved the band and were very complimentary . My friends were asking if they could chip in and pay you for extra hours so you wouldn’t leave! The older crowd wanted your contact information so they could tell their own children about you for their upcoming weddings. True professionals all the way. Thank you again, for everything.
Colleen and Paul O’Neil
November 4, 2009
You guys were great at our wedding. We enjoyed ourselves and our guests danced all night! (so did we!) You guys rock!! We will definitely see you guys soon!
Kristin & John Beck
November 4, 2009
Thanks again for the great time at the wedding! I really enjoyed jamming with you guys, too.
See ya soon!
October 27, 2009
It has been a few weeks since our wedding in Asbury Park, and Peggy and I are still buzzing. Mike, you absolutely KILLED it for us, and we are indebted to you for bringing so much energy and enthusiasm to our reception. It has been said that the two keys to any wedding reception are the booze and the band. The booze we handled, the band could not have been better!
To anyone looking to have a wedding with the sophistication it deserves, but with the energy of a summer night out on the Jersey Shore, we will be the first to recommend you. The songs you chose, and the performance you put on, couldn’t have been a better representation of us. You made the night so much fun for everyone because you are having fun yourself! But it was more than the actual night. Your attention to detail over the months leading up to the reception was unbelievable. The notes you kept, the song requests we had . . . you remembered things that we forgot we told you. You clearly take great pride in putting together the best show possible.
We have heard the horror stories from friends and the canned bands they had for their wedding. Theirs was an impersonal experience, as the band put the blinders on and did the same show they performed a thousand times before. You, on the other hand, made this a shared experience between all of us. You took our suggestions into consideration, and balanced them with your own experience. The outcome was the best night of our lives.
And finally, the ultimate compliment. Since the wedding, we have had at least 40 people tell us it was the best wedding they have ever been to. We have notes and emails from many people telling us we inspired them in their own personal lives (it sounds ridiculous, but it is true). It was a magical night for everyone, which gives us so much pleasure because we put all of our effort into it. But it also tells us we made the right decisions – the booze, but most important, the band!
Thanks for everything Mike. We will see you soon.
Rich and Peggy
Well I am back from my honeymoon… not happy about that, but back nonetheless. Bora Bora was beautiful.
The wedding was incredible. You guys did an incredible job and rocked out as usual. I have had so many people tell me how amazing you guys were and how the music just never stopped. You played exactly what I wanted to hear and really did a wonderful job of incorporating all of my requests… I could not have hoped for a better night… not so bad for a double header 😉
Thanks again so much and I will see you guys soon!!!!
You guys were perfect and just what we wanted. Thank you so much!
We were absolutely blown away by the band’s performance at our wedding on August 15, 2009. Everything from the classical guitar at our ceremony, to the keyboard at cocktail hour, to the full band and DJ at the reception was awesome. The dance floor was constantly packed. There wasn’t one moment when there weren’t people on the dance floor. You guys played the perfect mix of songs for all generations. We were especially impressed with your rendition of “Use Somebody” by Kings of Leon which we had asked you to learn. It meant so much to us that you guys took the time to learn the song! We hope you play it as part of your shows, because many people came up to us after the wedding saying how much they loved the song. Any time we talk to people who were at the wedding the first thing they say is, “The band was awesome!” You guys really helped to make our wedding day special. We cannot thank you enough for all you did. We would recommend you guys to anyone looking to have a great party!! Thanks again!
Allison & Michael D’Amico
I wanted to thank you again.
Everything went so perfect, we had such a great time.
Everyone keeps talking about how great the band and DJ mix was, so I appreciate
you taking care of all of that for us.
Jaime and Mike Waggner
Thanks so much to The Mike Dalton Band for playing at our wedding last April, 2008. All our guests complimented on how amazing the band sounded and the fact that the dance floor was always packed was great to see, and you knew just what songs to play to keep everyone out there. We’ve always enjoyed seeing you play down at the beach and were thrilled that you were able to play at our wedding. Your professionalism and courtesy towards making our special day one we will never forget was truly appreciated.
Mark and Jacqui Zuklie
We had an awesome time at the wedding.
You guys were fantastic and we heard many compliments.
I’ll be sure to recommend you to any future events that my friends and family may have.
Thanks again for a great night
All the best
Tug & Racine
Having Mike Dalton Band play at our wedding was a terrific experience that I would recommend for everyone who is a fan. We have always loved the band and watched you guys at several Jersey Shore venues, and wanted to bring a little of that into our very dignified wedding… what can I say? Having the band raised our wedding another notch. The music was great and everyone had a terrific time. The band was professional and all of our requests were met for our big day. We were thrilled with the result and cannot thank you enough.
You guys really rocked the party for us and our guests. The mix of music was great for everybody. I was a little nervous that the music would be too loud because of the small place that we rented for our party, but your band was at the perfect volume and while most of our guests were dancing, the non-dancers were perfectly comfortable as well.
We definitely appreciate the guitar solo that you let my cousin do with your band and letting my father in law sing a song with you guys!
My Wife Said:
We had a great time at the party and really enjoyed your music. A-lot of people came up to me and complimented you, they really enjoyed your sound and selection. It definitely made the party a hit. Hope to see the band in the near future. Take care and thanks again for everything.
Chris & Tara Silvestre
Dear Mike & The Mike Dalton Band,
Thank you for doing such an amazing job at our wedding. The music was absolutely perfect the entire night. So many of our guests called to say how great you were. Andy & I appreciate everything you did to make our wedding all we hoped it would be.
Jessica & Andy Boden
Your band rocks. I saw you at Roy & Kathy Childers’ wedding at Jenkinsons… Oct. 2008 … outstanding music!
Can you believe it I’m married over a year now?
Hope you are doing well.
Your band made our party great.
Thanks for the amazing song at our wedding. I’m so glad you were able to share our day, hope you had a good time. Thanks again for everything !!
Liane & Alan Carmen
We can’t ever thank you enough for your amazing gift of song. The first time we heard “For Life”, we knew it was the one we wanted; as if the lyrics were written for us. Having it sung by you – the songwriter – was more than we could’ve hoped for. That brief moment will always be our most cherished memory. Your performance at the cocktail hour was a beautiful backdrop for our guests; all of which were very impressed by your talent. We are forever grateful.
Nicole & John Garrabrant
Thank you so much for playing the piano at our cocktail hour, and especially for staying and sharing in a very memorable evening for us.
Sheila & Paul Barlo
We can’t thank you enough for singing in our wedding. It was BEAUTIFUL ! Honestly so many people asked us about you and told us much they enjoyed your voice. It meant so much to have you in our ceremony, too. You are truly a wonderful and professional singer.
Melissa & Scott
Special thanks to you, Mike, for singing during our reception. Besides sounding great (as usual), it really meant a lot to us and we will always remember the memory. Thanks again for everything, and we hope to see you real soon!
Michelle & Chris Groome
Thank you for singing at our wedding, it’s something we will always remember! We will see you soon!
Lisa & Marc Vigod
We want to thank you so much for helping us celebrate our big day! Your playing for our cocktail hour made the day much more special and is something we’ll never forget! You did an excellent job on our wedding song! Thanks again for everything and good luck !
Noelle & John Danko
Kurt and I want to thank you so much for playing at our wedding. You were wonderful!
Hope & Kurt Rataski
Thank you for the song. The music was beautiful and yes, your voice sounded beautiful. Thank you for taking the time to make my wedding all the more special. Because of you, everything I dreamed of came true.
Thank you for playing for our daughter, Michele, and son-in-law, Richard Hulsart, on their very special and memorable wedding day. We are very appreciative and you have added to the spirit or our celebration. You played at our daughter, Pam’s wedding cocktail hour 4 years ago, and we thoroughly enjoyed you then.
Charlotte & Richard Wood
Thanks once again for making our daughter’s wedding special!
Dave & Joanne
You guys were awesome! Just wanted to thank you again for making my son’s wedding a fun and lively party. It was not lost on me how well you and, your DJ, read the crowd and selected tunes accordingly. I also appreciated your calmness in the midst of my anxieties.
If you would like to use me as a reference, I’d be happy to sing your praises.
Hey Mike & Jim,
Thanks for everything at my daughter’s wedding. I appreciate it. It was great!
I was impressed with your sticks!! The band was great!
Thanks again for that last song….it took me back to 1969…
The Mike Dalton Band,
Thank you so much for the wonderful job you did at our reception. You were great!
We had so many compliments! You were definitely a hit and we’re thankful we chose you!
Lauren and Jim Murray
The Mike Dalton Band played at our wedding October 19, 2007. They were fabulous and made the wedding a huge success. We had numerous compliments about the band from our guests. Almost 2 years later we still have friends telling us it was the best wedding they have ever been to. The Mike Dalton Band Rocked and we would recommend them to anyone getting married.
Denae & Joe Mauro