Encore plays a diverse repertoire of music: Classic Sinatra and Nat King Cole, 60’s Motown, 70’s funk and disco to all decades of rock n’ roll, emphasizing 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s party music. Elton John, Bruce Springstein, Billy Idol, U2, Guns n Roses, AC DC, Prince, Amy Winehouse, John Legend, Timbaland, Killers, and Maroon 5.
I wanted to follow up with you regarding the Yelsey/Krebs wedding this past weekend.
As always, Heather and I had the best time with your band!
Encore was truly fantastic! The band was one of the most important elements of the night for our clients - at the end of the night the Mother and Father of the Bride could not stop raving about how thrilled they were with their performance. Guests were coming up to the band at the end of the night thanking them for such a fun evening!
I was personally excited to work with Encore as I have not had the pleasure of doing so before this event. Scott was such a joy to work with, and very helpful coordinating with me throughout the night. Your tech guys were very efficient and the band was great about taking breaks and coming back to the stage right on time.
We are so appreciative of the band’s willingness to sing a song with one of the Bride’s good friends. Scott was so great about making the guest feel comfortable with the band and her surprise song was a HIT!
Please thank Encore and your team for everything - Heather and I were so happy they were a part of Rachel & Rich’s big day!
I am so looking forward to hopefully many more future events with your team.
I hope you will pass the following on to our band for Alexis and Isaiah's wedding. They were f#%>%*g AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!! We absolutely loved them, they were very professional, and our guest were blown away by their talent! We couldn't stop dancing and the dance floor was always full. The band was PERFECT. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
And the string quartet was lovely and would highly recommend them for pre-ceremony as well as cocktail hour.
Best regards and hope to work with you in the future!
Alison Diamond (MOB)
I don’t know where to begin to thank you for making our son and daughter-in-law's wedding on Saturday 10/15/16 such an amazing event! Our son plays multiple instruments and considers himself a music aficionado and we trusted his decision to hire Encore and your company implicitly! Let me begin by saying that Encore went above and beyond our expectations as a wedding band!!!
From their beautiful rendition of the Aaron and Lyndsay’s first wedding song to the last number, the band was incredible!!! Each of the musicians is highly talented in their own right… the vocals, the horn section, the guitarists the bass player and the drummer were among the best musicians I have seen at a wedding or a concert! There was absolutely no room on the dance floor all night long!
We have been receiving compliments on the band from all our friends and family and all have agreed, it was the best wedding band they have ever heard! My husband and I loved the way that Encore made the wedding all about the music; they moved easily from one fabulous song to the next without making the night about them, instead making the night about Aaron and Lyndsay and the music. I saw family and friends on the dance floor, young and old, who I rarely see dancing at events! The music was irresistible!
Thank you to everyone at West Coast Music and Encore for making our son and daughter-in-law’s wedding truly the best wedding ever! Please add my name as a referral for both Encore and your organization! Best wedding band ever!!!
Susan Bloch Kay
Thank you for the incredible wedding music... You really are an expert at what you do! From the gorgeous ceremony to the Supremes- Our guests were touched and ready to dance! I cant even begin to tell you how many compliments we got on the music!!!!
Thank you for once again keeping every guest on their feet!
Michelle and Daniel
Thank you so much to your entire team, and Encore, for being a huge part of the best night of our lives! The band completely blew us away, and all of our guests kept commenting on how awesome they were – we could not have dreamed of anything better! It was an absolute pleasure working with West Coast Music, and we will forever be recommending them to our friends and family!
In addition, you are more than welcome to include our feedback on the comments page J
Amy & Tomer
Aly and I wanted to thank you and Encore for an amazing time at our wedding on Sunday! We had so much fun, the band was incredible and we constantly heard rave reviews. Thank you for all of your help for making our weekend so amazing!
Thank you for your follow-up! The band was beyond fabulous as always. Paige from the Grand Del Mar and I commented on how bands from your company seem to get the music across without making the show about them. They hit it out of the park every time - looking forward to having your band back with one of my weddings on July 2. I'm never disappointed and more importantly the clients are always thrilled!!!
Victoria Schroeder (Event Planner)
Hi Jim, Thank you for another amazing night. Once again you out did yourself! I know when you are with us I never have to worry, that the music and entertainment will just be spectacular.
Thanks again for providing the best entertainment possible for our guests.
Amy Fitzgerald (planner)
(Rainbow Room Dance Orchestra format)
Thank you Jim! Last night was magical! Your talent takes us to new heights each year.
Debbie Fitzhugh (planner)
(Rainbow Room Dance Orchestra format)
Encore was amazing! We had absolutely the best time! Everyone was raving about how good the music was- even older people who never dance were on the floor! Thank you!
The band was FABULOUS! Truly could not imagine having another band for the wedding. They played our first song beautifully, and helped my dad perform on stage later in the night which meant a lot to him. I felt like the dance floor was full the entire time the music was playing. They played a great range of songs - from Beatles to The Weeknd. Extremely talented band - in fact, someone was looking at the venue during the wedding and asked my mom for the band info because they wanted them for their wedding too! Thank you to Encore & West Coast Music for making our fairytale wedding that much more perfect!
"We LOVED Encore! We were totally blown away. We knew they were going to be great because of all the previous reviews we had seen and the bands reputation, but they were even better than we thought.
We loved the songs that the band picked to play and it totally matched with the mood of the audience. When people were looking tired, they played a slow song. When it was time to get up and dance again, they picked the perfect song to get people moving again.
We also really liked how they played dinner music during some of the meal courses. And the musicians themselves were so good. They managed to sound exactly like the songs they were performing.
But the most impressive thing to us was our first dance song. We sent the band an edited version of the song, which we had choreographed our dance to, and asked them to play the song like that recording.
We were a little worried about how close the band was going to get to that edited version, but they played it EXACTLY like our version. And because of that, the dance matched up perfectly with the music.
Beyond all of that, we also had numerous guests tell us that was the best band they'd ever heard. We still get comments from friends and family about how fun it was. So thanks for helping make our wedding into the awesome party that we wanted it to be."
Alex B. & Joanna R.
"Just wanted to thank you all for your help last night! Everything went really well and the bride and groom loved it. The band was amazing and all the guests had a great time. Thanks again for all your help and looking after our special guests!"
What a great wedding on Saturday night! They were sooooo happy!!
Associate Director of Catering & Events
Actually, was just settling down to write a very big thank you to Jim and the band! They were absolutely amazing -- kept the energy up and going until the last song at 12:50 - pacing perfect, sound perfect. I can't tell you how many people came up to me and commented on how fantastic they were. Several of my friends are mothers of brides-to-be and I have given them all the name of the band and Jim's contact information. Hope to hear Encore again at these upcoming weddings! Please convey again my thanks to Jim and to the entire band - job well done.
Encore deserves to get compliments and promoted for doing such a great job. They also took note of all of our requests, surprise songs, fight songs, and even putting Dave Matthews and Phish on the band break iPod mix! That was noticed and much appreciated!!
They were absolutely amazing and played exactly what we wanted then to play - and sounded great! So many people mentioned to us that they thought the band was great- there was even an engaged couple who wanted to switch bands to Encore!
From the time Encore started to perform at our daughter's wedding the ballroom at Pelican Hill was transformed into a celebratory concert venue. Our families and friends were thoroughly captivated, enervated and entertained. Thank you to all of the talented musicians and singers who elevated our event to heights we had never imagined. The quality of the sound was flawless. The progression through different eras of music thrilled our guests. Josh and I cannot thank you enough for taking Ali and Ben's special day and imprinting it in our hearts and minds forever!
With much respect and appreciation,
Terry and Josh Landon
Encore was fantastic!!! Everyone was raving about the music! Thank you guys soooo much!!
Todd and Danielle
Encore band was OUTSTANDING!! They were so professional. Their choice of songs was just perfect and they sounded amazing. Everyone loved them. The dance floor was full the entire evening. I think people would have danced all night if they could have.
Thank you very much.
Very belated thanks for your message. As my mom wrote to you in August, we were beyond thrilled with Encore's performance at my wedding. They were wonderful in all aspects -- from their sound, stage presence, and song selection. One guest even said she had chills from their rendition of a Coldplay song because it was so beautiful! Encore also performed our first dance song perfectly. They had all of our guests on dance floor -- from ages 8 to 90! We will treasure the memories of their performance at our wedding--a real highlight!--and look forward to working with West Coast Music in the future and recommending them to our friends and relatives.
I just wanted to let you know how spectacular Encore was - they were a HUGE hit and so very easy, pleasant and accommodating to work with. Thank you, thank you!
The band was amazing, unbelievable and incredibly professional and likable. I cannot even tell you how many guests were talking about the band the next day. The wedding coordinator affiliated with the El Encanto Hotel and our photographer Jose Villa said they had never seen a band quite like Encore or so many guests dancing at a wedding. I don't know what to say other than - Encore definitely contributed in very large part to our unforgettable evening. We look forward to hiring them at another event.
Best and many, many thanks -
We were very pleased. The music was great and all our guests had a great time on the dance floor!
Encore was truly the best band we have ever heard at a wedding!! Everyone at the wedding loved them and definitely danced the night away. From John Legend to Journey to Pharrell, they nailed each song and the flow of music was perfect!
We really appreciate it and loved working with you!
Everyone RAVED about Encore and I can tell you firsthand that they were superb. We also greatly appreciated their generosity in sharing the stage with the Elvis impersonator/friend of Tony's. Both Rika and Tony were especially pleased with the music and how much fun they and their guests had at the party.
Our sincere thanks to everyone involved in the evening.
The band was absolutely amazing and exceeded all of our expectations. They were exceptionally capable and, from what I can tell and remember, played every song flawlessly. We were really impressed with their ability to quickly learn the song “Royals” and play it so close to the original version. Most of the comments we received regarding the wedding were about the band and how amazing and talented they were. Thank you guys so much for providing an outstanding performance.
I was so blown away and impressed with everyone in the group- it was really an incredible night. Jude was so easy to talk to and was on board and well prepared for everything. We worked really well together! All of the vocalists were very friendly off stage and put on a great show on stage. They had high energy all night and did a great job engaging the crowd. The Bride & Groom along with countless guests came up to me numerous times throughout the night saying they were completely blown away with the band. We also really appreciate all of your hard work and communication on the front end as there were no problems/issues with the time line or song list!
A few other things: Encore is always so great at getting on and off stage quietly and quickly- it really allows for a seamless transition during their breaks. I was also so pleased with their positive attitude toward the evening, it makes it so enjoyable to work with them! I can only finish up by saying that they well exceeded my expectations as well as the clients. Thank you for another successful event- I can't wait for the next one :) Please let me know if you have any feedback for me.
Brooke Keegan Weddings and Events
As usual, the band was great. Wonderful. The mix of songs was just what I wanted; and that was important to me. West Coast Music is my first choice.
Encore was amazing Saturday night!
They kept the crowd absolutely captivated!
Thank you, Thank you!
Michael - Event Coordinator
Everyone at West Coast, I just wanted to say how amazing our night was last night! The band was beyond amazing and really exceeded our expectations.
Everyone said it was the best band they had ever heard and we danced and danced!!
Everything went off without a hitch and I just wanted to say thank you!
Katie - Bride
The band, Encore, played at my daughter's wedding a week ago and they were amazing! Beforehand, I couldn't have been more pleased with Nicole Young and Jim Eppolito in the office for helping me plan for this special event every step of the way! My daughter wanted all of our guests to have a wonderful time dancing and the music provided by Encore definitely got people on their feet on the dance floor, including her and her new husband! The emcee, Jude, was fantastic leading us through the entire evening. I would highly recommend the band and West Coast Music at any time in the future!
Mary Ann - Mother of Bride
Your entire team and band really made our wedding go even better than planned and we cannot thank you enough for the wonderful and entertaining night we had. Thank you very much for making it all
Johnny and Jenny - Groom & Bride
The music was great! Everyone loved the band and 2 weeks later we are still hearing from guests how much they enjoyed the music that night. And also, they totally nailed our first dance song, which we were pretty nervous about.
Carrie - Bride
Last night was incredible. Lauren and I are about to board a plane for our honeymoon but wanted to write you a quick note to let you know how happy we were with Encore.
Jude and April and the band did an incredible intro to I Wanna Dance With Somebody and next thing you know the entire tent was up on the dance floor - in fact the dance floor couldn't fit all the people!
We had countless inquiries and compliments on how fun the entire evening was and the tone was entirely set by your team.
Dance party with dinner was a huge success and definitely the formula to get our party started.
We cannot thank you enough. It was a pleasure working with you.
Nick and Lauren - Groom & Bride
Steven and I are still recovering from this unbelievable weekend!
The band was incredible and literally there were a few times we just stood on the dance floor watching them in awe! They played the BEST new songs ( we were freaking out!) and the oldies sounded perfect.
Everyone kept telling me..."Wow, that guy sounded JUST like Bruno Mars!!!!" And everyone in the room told us that we had the most incredible, lively, best sounding band. It was a surreal experience to see everyone dancing...even my 80 year old grandparents!
Literally, we are glowing and couldn't have been happier with their performance. We would love to be a reference any day!
Thank you again!
Elyse & Steven - Bride & Groom
The band was absolutely amazing! Family and friends agreed it was the best wedding ever because of the band. We had the best time dancing. Thank you for making our night special.
Allison & Marshall - Bride & Groom
The events were fabulous. Thank you so much ,your band was amazing and all the parties were very satisfied. Looking forward to our next event!
Sicilia Marzouk - Planner
THE BAND WAS SPECTACULAR. EVERYONE LOVED THEM. YOU WILL BE GETTING CALLS.
Working with Jim Eppolito and his entire office staff has been a pleasure. They are professional, courteous, prompt and easy to work with. They made my 50th Birthday planning a breeze and took care of everything related to the entertainment.
Scott J. Corwin, President
Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation
Courtney, Jeff, and Courtney's parents were SOOOOOOOOO happy with the band on Saturday - they were awesome. Even the staff and vendors were noticing how great they sounded and the fun new music they were playing. Thank you for your part in helping Courtney and Jeff to have the wedding they envisioned!
Jennifer Hronek - Coordinator
The band was great! I forget the sound tech's name at the moment (Chris?) but he was particularly helpful - our clients had a few special requests they wanted played from their own iphones and he was very accommodating and helpful in assisting with that! The clients were extremely happy.
Kim - Coordinator - BK Events
Encore was fantastic this past weekend for Ashley and Andrew's wedding at Hotel Del Coronado! Our Clients were so impressed with the band and didn't want the night to end. We were so happy we could work with Jude and his band again and look forward to the next.
Erin Sprinkel - Coordinator
Everything was fantastic this past Saturday with Encore at the Shah/Algeo wedding!!! We were very impressed with Jude and all the band members! They had great energy the whole time and kept the dance floor packed the entire night. Our Clients were thrilled and did not want the band to stop. Thank you very much!
Erin Sprinkel - Event Coordinator
It was an absolute pleasure to work with you and your fantastic team of professionals ensuring that Lindsey & Kyle had a perfect wedding day. Your team was professional, king and ready to help at a moment's notice. They were enthusiastic and really helped create a feeling of joy and energy in the room. The talented individuals really added to the success of the event. The guests danced the night away, enjoying themselves to the very end. You were such a help during the pre-planning of the reception. You were extremely flexible and easy to work with.
Thank you again for working with EverAfter Events to surpass the expectations of our client. I wish you and your thoughtful staff continued success and prosperity. I look forward to working with you on future weddings. Please do not hesitate to call on me to assist you in any way. It is always a pleasure working with you.
Merilee Hennings - Wedding Planner - EverAfter Events
The band was terrific. I have heard nothing but positive feedback from the members and their guests. Thanks to WCM for another wonderful Ball.
Joe - Client
With 30 years in the business, I've got to tell you that I thought the band was terrific. Easily one of the best New Year's Eve events I've ever been associated with and the band was a huge part of our success. Thank you so much for making us look good! You all were a breeze to work with and I look forward to the opportunity when we get to do it again.
Marc - Vintage Club Manager
Encore was absolutely amazing. The leader is such a good guy and they did a great job accommodating our other band. The interplay between Encore and the other band was exactly as I envisioned it. The band altogether was spectacular. The whole thing was flawless. There are a few girls who want to find out wherever Encore is playing so they can crash their events - so watch out for them. We stretched ourselves to make this happen and what we got was awesome. Thank you very much.
Amanda & Ron - Bride & Groom
The music was fantastic. Both bands were a big hit. The one in the entry set the tone for the evening and then Encore ran with it all night long.
Evelyn - celebrant's mother
Encore was terrific.
The band was GREAT Saturday! Everybody had so much fun and they did a great job feeling out the crowd and getting people onto the dance floor with the music. Also, they are always very nice to work with which is a pleasure.
Director of Marketing & Communications - LACC
The band was absolutely fantastic. Everyone really had a lot of fun. Thank you so very much.
Susan - bride
The music, the vocalists and the musicians were all just wonderful! Several members of the Club staff stopped us to say: never has the dance floor been so full for so long!
Thanks so much!
Kathleen - Mother of the bride
Encore was fantastic in every way. They got everyone up dancing throughout the evening. So many of our guests gave us enthusiastic comments about the band, using adjectives like "amazing," "incredible," "awesome," etc. We will definitely recommend Encore and West Coast to anyone who is looking for music for their wedding or any other event. Thanks for helping to make Sheri's wedding so memorable.
Fran Dunner - mother of the bride
You've done it again. Encore was the toast of the Ball. I got more compliments on the band than everything else combined.
It was amazing! We have had nothing but rave reviews from our guests. From the orchestra, to the reception music, to Encore, it was truly fantastic! Thanks so much. We hope we will have the pleasure of doing another event with WCM!
Debbie - Mother of the Bride
I just wanted to say thank and tell you how amazing you and the band were at our wedding on June 25th at Pelican! ALL of our guests are raving about how great the band was! We had such a good time! The band really does make the party - thank you for making it an awesome one! Please thank they rest of the "Gang" for me!
All the best,
Lauren - Bride
I wanted to thank you and Encore for the fabulous performance at The Los Angeles Country Club's 100th Anniversary Celebration on June 4, 2011. It was a memorable event for us and one that will go down in history as one of the greatest memories had at LACC. The band was a pleasure to work with and truly helped to make this event such a great success. Or members have been raving about the band's performance and versatile music. We home this is the first of many events we will be using them.
Ashley Nierman - Clubhouse Events Coordinator
The James Gang Encore band was amazing. They had my guests up dancing through the entire wedding. Everyone enjoyed the music -- the guests and I agree -- Best Band Ever!!
Eleanor - Bride
According to past ball chairs the two most important elements for a successful Ball are good liquor and a great band. Everything else is just flair. Without your help and the amazing performance of the Encore Band & JB Project we would have been missing the crucial second part of the success recipe.
I was told by multiple veteran bachelors that this was one of the best Balls they have been to in years and we had more people stay post 2am than in recent memory (FYI, these veteran bachelors have been to 15+ Balls). The band kept people pumped up all night and provided some of the best live music I have ever heard. Additionally the upgrade to a 6 person band from 2-4 am really pushed the party over the top.
I can't thank you and the band enough. Expect a phone call from us in 9 months when we start preparing for the 107th .
2011 Bachelor's Ball Chairman
They were amazing!! I wish they could have played longer!! Everyone loved them and was dancing up a storm ;))
I actually had planned to contact West Coast Music because I wanted to let you know how AMAZING the band was! There's a bar below where our reception was held and the bartenders told us that it was the best band they've ever heard play at Bacara. My dad actually asked me if our father/daughter dance was a recording or if it was really the band playing. And I literally did not leave the dance floor the entire night. I can't say better things about Encore...they had so much energy and just sounded fantastic at EVERYTHING, which is crazy because they played such a variety of songs. They were awesome, so thank you for making my wedding so much fun!!
The music was amazing. We danced all night long. I wish the minutes could last longer. The band was wonderful and every one of our guests told us how much they enjoyed listening.
Thanks for everything!
Lauren & Romeo
Dear Jim and Encore Band,
Thank you for such and INCREDIBLE night! I can't even put into words how amazing you all were in making July 17th the wedding of our dreams at the Biltmore! You really set the tone from the second that the guests walked into the ballroom, and everyone was singing your praises all night long (and 3 weeks later). They loved that they were dancing and partying before the first course was served, and they were stunned that you could play anything! My friends are still talking about "the band", and I couldn't be more thrilled. The dance floor was packed all night long, and the guests couldn't get enough. The night went by in an eye blink! Thank you for all your advice with the timeline of the event and for playing what we wanted. You came highly recommended and surpassed all of our wildest dreams and expectations. It was really a perfect night for John and me, and it wouldn't have been the same without the performance by James Gang Encore. You have truly been a pleasure to work with, and I couldn't be more grateful!
Thank You so much for helping make our wedding night a night we will never forget. Everyone LOVED the band. They couldn't have made it more fun.
Chelsea & Trevor Gregory
We had an incredible wedding on Saturday, and are still receiving compliments about Encore. They were absolutely perfect and helped make our wedding our favorite night ever. I'm blown away by how great they sounded. The entire wedding was up on the dance floor the whole night. We are so happy with how everything turned out and just wanted to thank you.
Stacey & Matt
The band was amazing and so was the DJ.... I sent you a referral - Thank You!
Beth Lee, Wedding @ Beverly Hills Hotel