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"...want to thank you all for playing at our wedding and for making it the rousing success that it was! Not being able to talk to you in person but communicating entirely by phone and email from California as we did, it was amazing how easily you handled the affair. From dealing with the caterers (and even the party-rental company!), playing our requests and co-ordinating the sequence of events, you made it all come off flawlessly. And of course the music sounded great!"
Kurt and Margarette Wiemann, Lake Forest, Ca


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From Support Connection, November 2012:
Dear Kevin and members of BK Party Band,
Thank you for being a Major Sponsor of Support Connection's 18ft Annual Support-A-Walk that was held on October 7, 2012 at FDR State Park in Yorktown Heights, NY. ... Your dedication has helped make our Walk a huge success, enabling us to increase awareness about breast and ovarian cancer, while celebrating and paying tribute to the lives of those affected by these diseases. ... On behalf of all the people whose lives we touch, thank you for sponsoring and, believing in us. You have truly helped make a difference... Thanks so much for donating your time... [full text]
Katherine Quinn
Executive Director

From January 2012:
Weddings, Wedding Venues
2012 Bride's Choice Awards | Best Wedding Photographers, Wedding Dresses, Wedding Cakes, Wedding Florists, Wedding Planners
WeddingWire, the nation's leading wedding Marketplace, is excited to announce The Big Kahuna Band has been selected to receive the prestigious WeddingWire Bride's Choice Award 2012 for Band!

From Katie & Keith's Wedding October 8 2011:
“Just wanted to let you know how very much you made our daughter's wedding so VERY SPECIAL!!!! Everyone loved the music and could not sit down!You made the whole process from beginning to end so easy by making us part of your family!! Thanks so much!!Can't wait to hear you all again and SOON!!!”
— Cheryll & Billy Barrett

From Ruth & Jeremy Wedding, July 9, 2011
“We loved Big Kahuna Band! Our guests were all raving about the band, and even our neighbors who were not at the wedding let us know that they loved the music!! The musicians were very professional and flexible. They came out to check out our back yard prior to the wedding and let us know exactly what they would need for their performance. Big Kahuna also learned our wedding song for us! They are a large band that is very versatile and you can not even find a smaller band with similar songs for a better price...aka they gave us a great price for their size/versatility(which is always important when searching for vendors). The band was also really easy to talk to and seemed that they were really interested in making our day special. They succeeded...THANKS Big Kahuna!!”
— John & Jessica Fuller

From Becky and BJ Wedding, July 3, 2011
“The band kept us and our guests on the floor the whole night. They were also very good about learning our first dance as well as the songs for our parents. Wonderful!!!”
— John & Jessica Fuller

From MJ and Keith Wedding, May 22, 2011
“The Big Kahuna was great beyond expectations. Their music got everyone to dance. Even the people who never dance. They practiced Italian songs and sang them beautifully. My parents were very happy. Guests are still taking about how much fun they had at our wedding. I have seen many bands play at different venues. What I liked about The Big Kahuna, they can play many different types of music. You have much flexibility with them. Much thanks for great music.”
— John & Jessica Fuller

From John & Jessica Fuller September 18, 2010 Wedding:
“I had so much trouble going around to all of the tables to greet the guests at our wedding because no one was ever in their seats! As promised, Big Kahuna had everyone up on the dance floor all night long. They played all the classic wedding hits plus several more recent songs. They also learned new songs for several special moments during the reception. I would definitely recommend Big Kahuna for a super fun wedding!”
— John & Jessica Fuller

From the Support Connection, April 10th, 2010:
"You guys are wonderful. Heard you quite a few times at Support Connection Galas. Your diversity is what does it. Enjoyed all your songs."
— Janet Pietrangelo

"I wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed your music on Saturday night! You played a wide variety of music - 70's, 80's and so many current songs - and everyone could not wait to get on the dance floor. GREAT JOB!"

— Anne Corsano

"I have now been to several functions and have had the pleasure of listening and dancing to your music. You never fail to get the party started and keep it going! For those out there who have not had the pleasure of live entertainment recently, this band will not disappoint you!"

— Jane Gentile

"As Always A Wonderful Job By The Big Kahuna Band. I Enjoyed Their Music Very Much. Always A Great Time. Thank You For Helping Make It A Wonderful Night For Support Connection!"

— Deirdre Conley

"Thank you for a fantastic night of dancing and great entertainment. With over 350 guests at our Gala, you had almost everyone up dancing!! Even our non dancers commented how much they enjoyed listening to the music. You are the best and I recommend you to anyone looking for a band. Thanks for helping us have a successful Gala to raise money for people affected by breast and ovarian cancer--see you next year!!"

— Katherine Quinn

From The Hurleyville Fire Department Installation Dinner, January 2010:
"Lightning strikes twice with the Big Kahuna band! On January 9, 2010 the Hurleyville Fire Department hosted our annual installation dinner and we were pleased to have the Big Kahuna band back for our entertainment. Bob, Casey and the band were outstanding as usual and we all had a great time. They surely put on a fire show we couldn't contain (and didn't want to) so the bottom line is if you want great entertainment that will get everybody out of their seats and on the dance floor you don't have to look to far take it from me its a three alarmer you like to respond to!"
— Jim Kaufman, Chief, Hurleyville Fire Department

From the WHUD Radio Station Christmas Party, December 2009
"My name is Deanna and I am the Event Coordinator for K104 and WHUD. I love the Big Kahuna Band's versatile sound and their enthusiasm, they really know how to entertain and get EVERYBODY on the dance floor. That is why I not only hire them for our radio station's events, but this year we hired them for our OWN Holiday Party! They did an amazing job and successfully made it our BEST Holiday Party yet! We have different personalities, and different musical genres that needed to be catered to, and it was awesome that The Big Kahuna Band knew so much and played everything from Pitbull's "I Know You Want Me" to Eric Clapton's "You Look Wonderful Tonight" And for that I say Thank you Big Kahuna Band!"
— Deanna Miller, Event Coordinator, WHUD

From the Elizabeth Anne Seton Ball, November 2009:
"Thank you so much! We had a Ball ( literally and figuratively as well!). I cannot tell you how everyone raved about the event, music, etc. You get everyone up dancing and just having a wonderful time. I am so grateful for your kindness in discounting the evening. I will get on the guestbook as soon as I can. Thanks and have a great day. The band certainly gave 300 people the opportunity to have a fabulous time."
— Katherine Quinn, Executive Director, Elizabeth Anne Seton Ball

From Aline Graves Wedding, July 18, 2009
“Awesome band!! My friends are still talking about how much fun they had at our wedding. They were professional, easy to work with and so much fun!”
— John & Jessica Fuller

From The Town of New Windsor, July 2009:
"Big Kahuna was great! We had a huge crowd for their outdoor concert. They played a variety of music that entertained all age groups. We would definitely have them back!"
— Matt Veronesi, Director of Parks, Recreation, Buildings and Grounds. Town of New Windsor

From The Aline & Brian Speeckaert Wedding, July 2009:
"Thank so much for the amazing time!!! You kept the dance floor full all night!! Everyone had the best time! I am still hearing how great our wedding band was. You are awesome! Thank you!!!"
— Aline & Brian

"I just wanted to echo Aline's sentiments about how incredible you were!!! You were such talented musicians and entertainers - you immediately had a great sense of the bride and groom and crowd's tastes and what we were looking for - the dance floor was PACKED the entire night, and I don't think I've ever seen my husband have so much fun dancing at a wedding. We had a wonderful time and hope to see you at another wedding in the future!"

— Erin

"What a great, great time!! You kept everyone dancing the WHOLE night. You were able to sing all kinds of music and you sounded great. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH! You were terrific!"

— Julie

WHUD Radio Valentine's Dance 2009
  • "YOU were the best thing about the WHUD Valentine's dance. Thank you - you never sounded better!...Etta James would have NO complaints about YOUR version of At Last....So happy for all your success!"
    Deanna Miller - WHUD Radio

  • "I've been delighted to dance several nights away with the amazing Big Kahuna Band. Their expertise and mix of music is simply the best. But here's the kicker - each and every member of the Big Kahuna band is a pro AND a gem! You won't find a nicer bunch of music makers. I look forward to hearing them again soon!"
    Kacey - WHUD Radio

From The Support Connection, Inc., 2009

  • "To the Big Kahuna Band, YOU ARE THE ABSOLUTE BEST IN THE WORLD! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you did to make the Gala the best ever!! I will be writing my testimonials later today but wanted to tell you how much everyone loved you!! Take care, Kathy"
    Katherine Quinn
    Executive Director
    Support Connection, Inc.

  • "Loved your music! We had a wonderful time at the gala and everyone couldn't stop raving about how great the band was. Thanks for helping to make the evening so special."
    Dee Ruza

  • "Great night thanks in part to Great music. Especially loved the Ides of March Vehicle. Hope to hear you guys again soon."


  • "Your music is amazing! Even though we're not "dancers", we enjoyed listening to your beautiful songs all evening. It was a perfect backdrop for the gala - not too loud or imposing, but just right for conversations to continue. Your lead singer is fantastic! I thought she sounded just like the original recording artist on one of the numbers. We'd definitely recommend your band to our friends."
    Ilene & Jack Cohen

  • "I could have danced all night"...wait I actually did! You hit the energy of the evening right on the head with your choice of songs and incredible music!"
    Andrea Karl

  • "I had a great time dancing. The music was fantastic and covered every genre. My husband was thrilled with the rock and roll. I absolutely loved the disco."
    Robin Perlmutter

  • "What a fantastic addition to a great evening!!! We loved your music and danced the night away!!!"
    Tina Coyle

  • "Great band and great vocals. All the right choices for dancing through the night at the support connection gala."
    Mary Gilmartin

  • "Fab Job!!! Thanks so much, the music was amazing! Regards,"
    Chereese Jervis-Hill, Event Planner, Events To Remember

  • "Great Job! Music selections were perfect for our mixed crowd. If any friends are thinking about planning a big event, I have a few CD's of your great stuff to share! Amazing band!"
    Jane Gentile

  • "WONDERFUL NIGHT! Your music was wonderful, had a great time! Your band is truly fun and exciting. thank you for a wonderful time!"
    Deirdre Conley

"I just wanted to say that The Big Kahuna band put on one GREAT show for all of us from the Hurleyville Fire Department! We celebrated 87 years of service and our 50th Annual Installation dinner. The weather was terrible but the music was fantastic. Bob and the gang put on a great show and truly were the life of the party! Any one looking for top notch entertainment doesn't have to look too far. Take it from me you wont be sorry!"

Jim Kaufman
Chief, Hurleyville Fire Department

"Thank you for providing such amazing entertainment for my mom's 70th Birthday party. Your enthusiasm was contagious and everyone had such a great time dancing to your beat. You guys made the party!!! I also appreciated your professionalism. Thanks again. Steve and I will come hear you play again soon. . . I love to dance and I loved the music you played!!!"

Damara Gutnick
Hastings, N.Y.

"Thanks to the band for helping to make our holiday party such a success. Great selection of tunes and great delivery! Everyone was dancing and had a great time! The music was (at) the perfect sound level and having the music continue on breaks kept things flowing. Hope we can do it again next year! Thanks again."

Beth Karson
Cardiology Consultants Hawthorne, N.Y. 12/08

"We would like to thank you one more time for the great music and entertainment you treated us to at the party. Your generous spirit and musical talent filled our evening with plenty of fun. We had heard that your band was excellent and you certainly lived up to your reputation. Hope we will have a chance to "party" with you again. People here are still talking and many people have said, "the band was great". It was certainly our privilege to have you guys with us for such a special occasion.. Again, thank you for being a part of a special day. Everyone enjoyed the band and also thanks for the mention during the game. We were listening on the way home and hearing your "shout-out" made our day."

Kurt Johnson
Cardiology Consultants
Hawthorne, N.Y.

From "Singles Going Wild";

  • "The Big Kahuna provided some fabulous music, as always. The crowd was terrific and we had a blast!" - Chris

  • "What a great band!! They had us dancing all night!" - Jose

  • "It was hard not to dance! Great band!!" - Ronnie

  • "Big Kahuna was terrific. Such talent and repertoire. And the dancing was great. Mahalo :-)" - Jason

  • "Band was great! Not too loud. Had fun dancing & talking." - Mario

Hey Guys,
I can't thank you enough for making my party the talk of the town (and I mean that literally...the neighbors were all talking). You were suburb!! Other than my firework display, you were all everyone talked about for days after. You played all the right music at the perfect tone. I had a variety of age groups, and you hit on all of them. My Dad was especially impressed. I also want to thank you for working with me with the cost. You had a lot of driving time, set up time, playing time and breakdown time that really doesn't add up to what you charged me. I would like to extend myself to all of you, as I am an electrical contractor, if there is anything I can help you with. I also would like to add a special thanks to Casey...THANK YOU!!!! I will continue to "highly" recommend you, as a few of my guests have already asked for your contact information. Attached is the site where you can view some of the pictures from that day.

Thank you....again,
Fred Morello

Dear Big Kahuna Gang,
Ivan and I just wanted to thank you all for making our wedding day so fun and memorable. We received quite a few compliments for our choice for the band. Hope you all enjoyed performing for us as much as we enjoyed having you. We will be sure to recommend you to anyone who asks. Thank you all again.

Warm regards,
Ivan & Marisol Rovinsky
September, '08

To The Big Kahuna Band,
Thank you to all of you for helping to make our wedding day a success!

Terry & Laura Shank
June, '08

"Thank you for playing at our pool party at Jefferson Village. All our parties in the past have utilized the services of a DJ and having the band there was a refreshing change. Actually it was better than the DJ! All our homeowners were delighted at the quality of music and someone commented to me that they thought they were at a concert. It has been a pleasure working with you and your band."

Joseph Visconti, CBR
CEO, Principle Broker
RGI Properties, Inc.

"Margarette and I want to thank you all for playing at our wedding and for making it the rousing success that it was! Not being able to talk to you in person but communicating entirely by phone and email from California as we did, it was amazing how easily you handled the affair. From dealing with the caterers (and even the party rental company!), playing our requests and co-ordinating the sequence of events, you made it all come off flawlessly. And of course the music sounded great."

Kurt and Margarette Wiemann
Lake Forest, California

"As new members of the Cold Spring Boat Club we had no idea how much fun we had been missing at the annual Steak Bake. It's obvious why your here year- after-year. We knew all your songs and danced all night. Thanks for a great time."

John and Mary Franz
Cold Spring Boat Club Entertainment Committee
Cold Spring, New York

"Thank you all so much for making our (wedding) day that much more special. All of you were wonderful and nobody can stop talking about how good you were. Thanks again and we will highly recommend you to everybody."

Jenny and Jason Meehan

"We all had a great time the night you played aboard the River Rose. Your band is excellent.'s better than's super excellent!"

Dianne Amundsen
River Rose Cruises
Newburgh, New York

"Thank you all for "making" our party. Everybody had a wonderful time. You played a variety of music, accommodating every age group. We especially appreciated your co-operation during the evening with the speeches and special requests. Thank you again!"

Michael Fuerst
Pedigree Ski Shop
White Plains, New York

"Big Kahuna made our annual department dinner dance a hit once again. The reason is that they know how to make it FUN! They are superb musicians, their energy is high, and they really relate to the crowd. They had us on the dance floor to the very end. Thanks to Donna and the rest of BK."

Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Meyer
Assistant Professor Dept. of Math Sciences
USMA, West Point, New York


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