The Shtetlblasters made our wedding something else. We couldn't have hoped for a more together and talented group. The blend of energy and generation-linking sounds made the joint jump, with song selection and timing perfect counterparts to the evening's energy. We still can't believe they pulled five generations up on the dance floor for hours. Especially nice was Michael's attention to the details of what we wanted, the acoustic accompaniment to the processional, and the musicians' friendliness and gregariousness. Sometimes the band does make the party -- in our case, the Shtetlblasters certainly did.

Chaya and Peter Richman


The Shtelblasters Rock! We had more people dancing at our wedding (and more compliments from them) than I had ever seen at a wedding. The Shtelblasters FAR exceeded our expectations - they overdelivered and "under-demanded". They are not only great performers, but they are also extremely professional and a pleasure to deal with. They made our wedding the experience we had always dreamed of - an unforgettably great celebration. We've also recommended them to at least four of our friends who hired them for their weddings - and they were very happy they did. We can't say enough great things about the band.

Bruce Goldberg and Jana Good


The Shtetlblasters were a big hit at our wedding! We, our family, and guests loved the music they played before and during the wedding ceremony, and after the ceremony our guests enjoyed dancing so much that they begged the Shtetlblasters to continue playing after the wedding was officially over. Some of our friends told us afterwards that it was the most fun they had ever had at a wedding

Jeff and Gena Zolotar


You really made our reception and wedding a spiritually and culturally meaningful event as well as an incredibly lively and joyous one! We had an extremely diverse program and guest list and your music bonded our Korean/Jewish wedding and reception together, from playing folk songs during the ceremony to the hora and Motown at the reception afterwards. EVERYONE was on the dance floor -- that was special to see, and there were so many compliments afterwards on the music and energy of the Shtetlblasters! Even my parents danced -- I have NEVER seen my parents dancing together!! Plus, coordination with you was so pleasant and enjoyable, I didn't have a worry at all.

Christine Lee (and Ari) Zilka


The Shtetlblasters were a fantastic part of our wedding. Their music created a wonderful atmosphere for the many moods of the event: from spiritual and inspirational during the ceremony to the festive jazz while dining, to the rocking dance party into the night. Their versatility is amazing.

Each of the musicians is extremely accomplished, and together their sound is beautiful. The female vocalist, Callie Lou Thomas, has a gorgeous and powerful voice with incredible range. We could not have asked for a more perfect musical accompaniment for our event. The Shtetlblasters made a wonderful contribution to our wedding. We highly recommend them.

Olivia & Joel Puliatti


We loved the Shtetlblasters! They got everyone dancing and created an atmosphere of joyful celebration. They covered all musical bases from the Hora to Funk to beautiful music for our ceremony. They were incredibly professional every step of the way. We loved our wedding (and so did our friends and family) and the Shtetlblasters were perhaps the most significant contributors to making it the special day it was.

Tama & Matt Hoffman


It's been three years now, and people still talk about our wedding reception, how it was an awesome bash and how great the band was. Of all the elements that came together that day, the Shtetlblasters not only did not let us down, but they helped turn our wedding into an event that others remember. They were professional, sensitive to our needs, and were able to create the appropriate moods at the right times, from the moving instumental procession music to the final dance number. They were the catalyst that pulled strangers out of their seats and had 'em dancin' on the floor. We could and always will recommend them wholeheartedly.

Dina and Gary Appel


We had a magical wedding. Friends rave about it, though it was several years ago. The Shtetlblasters astounded our guests with their versatility, pep, and gusto. I believe our guests had to be dragged off the dance floor after hours of delicious horas, shake-your-Jewish-booty-Motown, and some ballroom and swing dances too. Everyone who could walk was dancing, babes and grandmas alike. They are the best! Our wedding dance floor was packed, and would be still if midnight hadn't come so soon. They can take you anywhere your feet want to go. Enjoy!

Elisabeth Kashner & Jonathan Stern

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