The band "James Gang" was born out of the idea that a dance band can choose to play music that is more interesting and less recurrent. Music that is popular but not overused or routine. While proudly specializing in a huge & diverse playlist the focus leans towards up-to-date contemporary hits in rock, pop, & r&b.
From Dean Martin to "The Killers"; "Crosby, Stills & Nash" to Rihanna; Sinatra to AC/DC; Neil Diamond to "Coldplay"; Motown to Akon. The list goes on & on...
Please extend my thanks to WCM and James Gang for a great/phenomenal wedding on Oct 27.
I can’t say enough about how great it was and how EVERYONE said the band was awesome. It was everything we expected and more.
When every guest leaves and writes a note saying Best Wedding Ever, there is no better feeling.
Thank you again,
I am ever grateful for the amazing job The James Gang did for her big day. They are such pros! Their song selection as well as performance quality are extraordinary, and the dance floor was so crowded through the night that people were “carpet dancing.” I also appreciated the kindness the band showed Jaclyn and Scott by allowing them to practice their first dance while they were getting their reveal peek at the ballroom. When the reception began, Corky informed me if there was anything I needed to simply let him know and he would make it happen. It was every MOB’s dream!
A very memorable part of the evening was when we were on the dance floor, my husband tapped me on the arm and said, “Jim is here!” I so value your effort to travel all the way to Monarch, and words cannot express how special that was to me. Your expertise and the unforgettable music made both Jaclyn and Jilane’s receptions fabulous – we have lost count of the compliments we’ve received from guests raving about the band and music.
Again, thank you for being such a pivotal part of our daughters’ weddings and for your unmatched professionalism, talent and creativity.
I wanted to let you know that the band was incredible. I knew they were going to be great from past experience but they exceeded expectations. They really made the party memorable and everyone had a fantastic time. Thank you for all the coordination and for your original advice on having our party at an auto museum.
Please express our appreciation to the James Gang Band. Hopefully one day they can play at a future AIS event.
Thanks again for everything!
Everything great! They rocked it and sounded great! The quartet was good too!
Thank you for everything.
Sarah, Jodi and Quinn
Please extend my thanks to WCM and James Gang for a great/phenomenal wedding on Oct 27. I can’t say enough about how great it was and how EVERYONE said the band was awesome. It was everything we expected and more. When every guest leaves and writes a note saying Best Wedding Ever, there is no better feeling.
Thank you again,
Things could not have gone better. What a party! James Gang exceeded the client's expectations in every way. There were many, many comments about the band, the music. People had an absolutely wonderful time!
I am grateful to the entire West Coast Music team, and to James Gang, for helping make this wedding such a huge success! Can't wait to work with you again!
Allison Jackson (Planner)
The 8 piece string octet,elegant duet and James Gang were absolutely AMAZING! Having the violinists serenade the guests down the tree-lined pathway to the cocktail hour was something out of a movie and nothing that had been experienced before by any of the guests! They couldn't stop talking about it (that was the goal)! All the guests commented on how great the James Gang was and sounded exactly like the original artists' songs they sang. The crowd enjoyed dancing to their music all night; just wish it could have been longer. They sounded absolutely fantastic and spot-on, just wish it could have been longer.
I was so happy to have Jim there to oversee the event and make sure everything went smoothly. That was so nice of him; I know he can't come to every single event! I am so appreciative that Jim let my son, Stevie, play drums with the band for one song. He did great and brought the house down! The other band members high-fived him after the song and you could see they were very impressed with his unexpected talent. Having my son play that song meant more than words can say. We are grateful Jim made that happen for us. He is the BEST!
I hope you have a great day. Please let everyone know how happy we are with the performances!
Thank you so much,
THE BEST LIVE WEDDING BAND EVER! And overall, some of the best live performances I’ve heard… better than some of the original artists. :) Their version of Prince’s Kiss put me on another planet… no joke.
James Gang truly made our wedding spectacular and we had raved reviews from almost all of our guests as well. We are already looking for excuse to throw another party so we can work with West Coast Music, and James Gang in particular, again.
Thanks for also being so incredibly accommodating leading up to the wedding, with the group learning lots of new and unknown songs, and also being so great with my dad (Mike Henn). He was trilled!!
Wishing everyone the best and thanks again!!
Lindsey Henn (Bride)
I wanted to let you know that the band was incredible. I knew they were going to be great from past experience but they exceeded expectations. They really made the party memorable and everyone had a fantastic time. Thank you for all the coordination and for your original advice on having our party at an auto museum.
Please express our appreciation to the James Gang Band.
Thanks again for everything!
We LOVED them!!! Can’t wait to book them again next year!
Director of Retail Planning
I want to thank you all for your hard work last weekend for Chris & Allison's wedding. It was a gorgeous wedding and the bride & groom were thrilled with everything. Guests were saying it was the best wedding they had ever been to!
Thank you again. It was an absolute pleasure to work with all of you!
Courtney Toney (Planner)
The band was so, so amazing! And definitely one of the highlights of the night. So many of our guests asked who they were and couldn't stop texting / emailing us about it the day after. They truly elevated our wedding and set the right dance tone for everyone the entire night. Thank you to the band and west coast!! They were absolutely phenomenal! :D
They were perfect! Absolute perfection!
Allyson Himelstein (Bride)
The James Gang was FANTASTIC! Couldn't have asked for more. The dance floor was packed all night. I heard more than once "best band ever"!
Please let them know how much we appreciate their part in making it a very special evening.
Omg! My feedback is that James Gang was unbelievable. They rocked the party so hard. Everyone was talking about how great the band was. Nothing but RAVE reviews. I will never choose another band again. James Gang for life. Thank you all so much for being an integral part of this amazing wedding weekend.
3 words: FUN, FLAWLESS and PHENOMENAL!!!!
Corky and the Band did an amazing job!!!
THANK YOU! Until next time.
Jim, I want to personally thank you and your wonderful team for helping to give Lauren the wedding of her dreams!! The music during the ceremony was beautiful and the James Gang outstanding. I don't know if you know but I actually thanked you and Jimmy in my toast. You were a pure delight to work with as was everyone on your staff. Thank you for giving Lauren the wedding that will give her a lifetime of happy memories!!!
Elyse Rudin (MOB)
I just wanted to thank you all so much for being so incredible and being a part of a wedding that far and away surpassed my wildest dreams! Working with you was so delightful, and the music really set the tone for the entire wedding. Boy did I start crying when I heard the music walking into the ceremony-- it was so beautiful! And James Gang... they blew everyone away that no one wanted to leave at the end of the wedding! From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for everything!
All the best,
Our guests were very impressed with the talents of James Gang. The event turned out perfectly, we had many people tell us the next day that the party felt like dream because everything was over the top. James Gang will be in the memories of many forever.
Hi Jim - Could not let another minute go by without thanking you for providing the most INCREDIBLE music to the Rosen/Kaufman wedding. I really wish they could all be as perfect. It’s always a pleasure working with you and I look forward to the one’s just around the corner.
Rikki Ladenheim (planner)
Just wanted to thank you so much for everything the weekend!
The client was so happy with everything and James Gang was awesome!
Marla Weintraub (planner)
I just wanted to take a moment to tell you how INCREDIBLE James Gang was this weekend. From the moment the party started until the moment the party ended the band was absolute perfection. I can’t even tell you the number of guests who approached me to tell me how truly fantastic they were, and they played a huge part in making Sunday night the best night of my entire life. Each member of the band is so talented and professional and also so friendly and personable. I wish I could get married all over again just to have another James Gang dance fest.
I also wanted to thank you personally for all of the time you spent working with me and Jolene on the timeline and music selection – the flow was absolutely perfect and we had the dance party of our dreams! I will definitely be recommending West Coast with glowing reviews.
and yes, a HUGE thank you to Jimmy as well!! The performance was so special and I know how much time and effort went into coordinating. We are so appreciative of all of the hard work and it wouldn’t have been possible without all of you.
Miri Stucker (Bride)
Thank you for checking in. Working with James Gang Band was an absolute pleasure! They were incredibly professional and such a huge hit with guests. I appreciate all of your help during the planning process and look forward to working with West Coast Music in the future!
Jen Dawson (Planner)
The band was incredible! The dance floor got hot even before the introductions. Everything was so crazy I didn't even get a chance to talk to Corky until it was all over. My wife and I are at the Four Seasons Hualalai and we were joking around about bringing the band here for our 1st anniversary!
Thanks so much for everything!
Approved feedback to add from both Dawn & Robin Sanders (Bride & Groom)
The accolades are still pouring in! The last comment was "if you close your eyes they sound exactly like the record of the music they were playing!"
And yes...you're welcome to include our feedback on the website!
Congratulations to you and Jim and The James Gang for being a key reason for our wedding being "the wedding to end all weddings"!
(And we thank Maria for recommending you to us and Kevin, our wedding coordinator/planner/concierge extraordinaire for suggesting the
hottest 1/2 hour of O.T. ever!)
Thank you for a wonderful performance by James Gang Sunday night. Chase Herro said that guests were commenting that they had to get close to the band to double check if they were lip syncing or not – they were that good!!!
Paula Laskelle (Planner)
The band was fantastic - loved the band leader, the group was SO nice and professional and they sounded amazing. I really enjoyed working with them!!
I just wanted to take a quick minute and say THANK YOU SO MUCH for hanging in there with us yesterday!!! You were all on your “A Game” and I’m SO grateful we had such an amazing vendor team. The bride, groom and guests had no idea what went down earlier in the day and we are forever grateful for your flexibility, patience and creativity.
Katie Webb | Owner, Sr. Planner
James Gang was absolutely fantastic on NYE. Their sound and energy was the best. They had nearly every guest dancing all evening. We could not have asked for a more perfect band for this party. Looking forward to more events together.
Happy New Year.
I wanted to follow up with you regarding the McLeish/Nunez wedding this past Friday. James Gang was truly fantastic! The band was one of the most important elements of the night for our clients, and our Bride & Groom were so happy and had nothing but positive words to say the night of!
Corky was such a joy to work with, and very helpful coordinating with me throughout the night. Our dinner service was running a bit behind, and Corky and the whole team were very flexible with adjusting break times and keeping the momentum throughout the night. Guests were loving the diverse set, and were on the dance floor the entire night!
Please thank James Gang and your team for everything - Heather and I were so happy they were a part of Katie & Fred’s big day.
Chloe Bubion (Planner)
Truthfully, I don’t have much to say because the band was absolutely wonderful. I feel like feedback is a lot longer when there are lots of complaints, but we had none! I think most of the compliments came from the wedding guests, who could not stop talking about it afterwards. It was a very positive experience. Please thank the band members for me, or if there is some way that I can send them a more personal thank you, please let me know!
Margi Galland (Bride)
Thanks for another great event together! Sam, James Gang, gospel choir and all musicians were amazing. Sunday night was a HUGE success so thank you SO much.
Always a pleasure working with you guys!
Jodi, Sarah and the JP Team
James Gang was incredible! My clients have worked with WCM bands in the past, but this was their first time using James Gang and they were over the moon! Their favorite band by far! The sync up of "Sky Full of Stars" and the fireworks was absolutely perfect also!
Wedding and Event Planner
Once, again, James Gang did not disappoint! Everything from booking the talent to the performance day was easy and stress free with your expert team. James Gang had the wedding guests on the floor the entire time. They were so flexible when we added overtime and were a joy to work with. Your bands are always our first consideration when our clients want the best.
Kristin Spear (Planner)
They were the best! They injected so much life into the wedding. No one was sitting. They were all on the dance floor! All our friends wanted to know the name of the band.
Thank you for everything!
Jordan and Nora
James Gang was FANTASTIC (as always!). This was the Netto's second wedding with James Gang and they were just as happy as last time, if not even more! The guests loved them, and they rocked it! Thanks for checking in and following up :)
Cant wait for this weekend with Cowling!
Wedding and Event Planner
Thank you. You helped make our special night even more unforgettable. Thank you for taking all the time you did with us and for guiding us through the music process and of course, thank you for Le Dove - they enhanced what was already a spectacular night. We appreciate everything more than we can say and are happy to call you a friend.
Sasha and Andrew
We would hire them again in a split second if we needed a band again for an event. Thank you again! Personally, I have already told several friends and family about you and encouraged them to consider WCM for your music needs as well. Ya’ll are amazing!
The event was a success and the Band was FANTASTIC! Everyone was dancing the entire night (myself included J). Their high energy performance, great array of songs and interaction with the crowd set the tone for the whole evening. I heard from SO MANY of our members and attendees that night and the next day about how much fun they had and that the Band was just awesome. Having heard The James Gang Band before, I was confident that they would be nothing less than amazing…and they were. I can’t thank you all enough (Jim, the entire WCM staff and of course, The James Gang Band) for everyone’s professionalism, guidance and help in making this event so memorable…it’s definitely something people will be talking about for years to come. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
They couldn't have been better! We ALL loved them -- such an energetic performance! They really gave their all and my husband was VERY pleased. I'm sure this is typical, but I've gotten many calls about them since Saturday, asking for their contact info.
So please thank them a thousand times over for their amazing performance.
The band was SPECTACULAR!!! Thanks to you Jim Epolito, and Jimmy McFadden for your input and efforts to make everything come together. It was truly jaw dropping. The bride and groom were so happy and the guests were truly blown away. The song selection, the pace... Everything was perfect.
Tina Maltz (MOB)
They were incredible!! I think it is safe to say everyone had a fantastic time!! Great working with such talent!
We had a wonderful time!!! Everyone loved the band! Thank you!
Owner & Principal Planner
James Gang made our daughter’s wedding at Riviera Country Club simply spectacular.
As we all know, the band is by far and away one of the most important elements of the whole wedding formula.
Judging by the rave reviews we had from all of our guests, and from the way the dance floor was PACKED throughout the evening, literally with our guests dancing the night away, James Gang hit the ball out of the ballpark (or in a more apt metaphor given the venue, 400 yards down the middle of the fairway).
Professional, courteous, eager to please, “all in,” and easy to work with, James Gang was simply top notch in every way, and each song they played – from rock classics, to Motown, to contemporary favorites – came alive in a big, bold and high impact way.
And Jim – last but certainly not least – you and your entire team are high level professionals that were an absolute pleasure to work with from beginning to end.
Thank you again and please thank Corky and his band -- they were simply fantastic!
My only regret? That the party’s over!
I wish I could send you all the emails, texts and phone messages that I have received in the last couple of days to tell me how AWESOME the band was! And they were…..they were spectacular!!! One guest said that she closed her eyes during various songs and decided that the actual artist must be on stage singing hers or his own songs!
People who say they never dance are now saying that their feet are killing them because they danced the night away!
I loved how fluid and seamless they are from one song to the other. I have been at other weddings where the band will finish one song and take several seconds until they decide what their next song will be and thus lose some of the folks on the dance floor. But not James Gang!!
A couple of people have already asked me for your contact information so that they can talk with you about booking James Gang in the future. I could go on and on about their professionalism, their presence on stage, their masterful perfection of each and every song! Suffice it to say….they were sensational!
Please thank them for me for the most outstanding evening of entertainment. They could not have been more perfect…flawless, consummate entertainers all with gorgeous voices, great harmony and the musicians were staggeringly impressive.
My only regret is that I did not get to introduce myself to them because I was so busy dancing the night away!!!!
With deep gratitude,
The James Gang Band was AMAZING! THE BEST! OVER THE TOP INCREDIBLE! They helped make my daughter's wedding all that we were hoping for. Every single guest at the wedding was complimenting the band all night.
Thanks so much. Hope we have occasion to dance to The James Gang again!
Mother of the Bride
The James Gang was THE BEST! Absolutely phenomenal! They made my wedding the best it could have been. Not only are they extremely talented, they are so much fun. They had everyone on the dance floor all night. They even took me and my husband up on stage during one of my favorite songs. All of my guests are still raving about them. We all had an amazing night. Thank you so much James Gang! My wedding is going to be hard to beat thanks to you!
Love Mr. and Mrs. Gregge
Everything was perfect! Thank you, they were amazing. They were a huge hit!
"They were incredible. I had family from Nigeria ask me when they'll be able to watch them on tv, that's how good they were. Thank you so much!"
You cannot imagine the thanks people sent for the music and vibe of the party. It was all to your credit for your hard work, flexibility and creativity. Thanks for going above and beyond. I would work with this group again in a heartbeat. In fact, I wouldn't dare throw another party without you. Many thanks.
A San Francisco Client
"The band was absolutely amazing. Everyone loved them! They did an incredible job! Please thank them for us."
I am so happy to say to you, that you and the James Gang exceeded any expectations we may have had. I don’t think Nancy and I had any idea – it could be that good. So many of our friends, and our most fanatical music friends eg., like Rudy, were in awe of what they experienced and heard the other night. Compliments to you all cannot be overstated.
I could go on…but, what I really want, is to do it all over again.
Thank you so much.
Wow … just phenomenal.
"The music was excellent from start to finish! Everyone raved about the music from the ceremony to the dinner and dance music. I don't know what else to tell you. Everyone said it was the best wedding they had ever been to! Between Stephanie Grace and her team and James Gang we had the absolute best!"
The pianist was very good. He definitely provided good background music. The James Gang Band was awesome. People are still talking about the band. They are asking where we got the band. We were very happy. Please give my best to Jim.
"HAPPY - FANTASTIC - AMAZING are just some of the words that come to mind. The Solo Guitarist was perfect and James Gang was by far the best band we have ever heard - and that wasn't just my opinion. Almost every person at the wedding commented on how great the band was.
We can't thank ALL of you enough for making Allison and Ryan's wedding so memorable and fun!!! It was a real pleasure working with you. Thank you."
All the best
"The James Gang were fabulous! Could not have been better."
The band was fabulous. So many have contacted Christine and I to tell us what a fun time they had and how much they enjoyed the music. Could not have been better!!!! The dance floor was full of smiling faces. Thanks so much to you and Jim and your entire team and musicians for helping to make the evening so successful.
With much gratitude,
(Jersey Boys, 10 pcs Strings)
"One word will do, Spectcular!!!" - David
"Agreed - and most professional too! Thanks for all!" - Rhonda
I wanted to send a quick note thanking you and your team at WCM for the FANTASTIC job at our wedding last weekend at The Four Seasons in Westlake Village! The James Gang was phenomenal - we couldn't have asked for a better band. The dance floor was packed the whole night - every time I turned around, I saw people smiling and dancing and having the time of their lives. People have already been asking for the name and we have been happily sharing it with everyone - the more the merrier! Please pass my sincere thanks along to the whole band, and if you ever need a client reference or referral, please don't hesitate to ask!
All the best,
Jordan Silverman Raff
You were my next email! In one word - fantastic!!!! They were beyond perfection on every level!! We were so thrilled. I cannot thank you enough!! Everyone was on the dance floor every second of the night! I would hire them again in a minute!!!
Everything was fabulous!! Again, the band made the party. The dance floor was always crowded. So many guests asked for the name of the band. What I really like about them is that they get the party going, but for those who do want to talk they aren’t too loud. I have been to many events where you could never hear anything while the band was playing. Again, thank you for everything.
"I am still flying high from the entire weekend in Laguna, the wedding especially was a dream come true! The music was outstanding! The procession music was magnificent, the song that was sung when Alyssa walk down the aisle brought tears to my eyes. They say that music makes the party, and for sure our music was the icing on the cake! Please extend our thanks to everyone in the band! I wish I knew them by name so I could thank each and everyone personally! Many thanks for all the effort in helping make Alyssa & Ryan's wedding so memorable!
With much appreciation,
"I can not say enough great things about The James Gang. They were absolutely terrific and everyone wanted to know who they were, and where I found them. I will absolutely hire them again when I need entertainment for a special party. They are worth every penny. From the first song to the last song played the James Gang Band had everyone on the dance floor. Their voices and moves were unbelievable. They were enjoyed by all ages of our guests, 19-85. First class all the way."
"AMAZING!!! Please send a huge THANK YOU to Corky and the whole band. I am still feeling the high from Friday evening. My family and friends had such a great time listening to them. It was really hard to end at 10pm--the singers' phenomenal dancing, beautiful voices, and the unforgettable music -- we all wanted more!! I truly appreciate their professional, warm and friendly attitude as well. Especially, with the last minute requests for my "Last Dance" solo and the keyboard sounds in the background during Olivia and Sophie's singing. My only regret is I didn't get to say goodbye to all the band members.
This was definitely a very memorable evening for everyone!!!"
All the Best,
We don't even know where to begin to choose the words to express how amazing our wedding was thanks in EXTRA LARGE part to the James Gang Band. People cannot stop talking about it and are begging is to have another party. We are trying to figure out a way... So, tell Corky... the Hillman bunch from the Terranea wedding are creating their own fan club!
Adrianne & Scot Hillman
BEST BAND EVER!! That is the way each of our guests at the reception described James Gang! From the first song, they not only captured the spirit of the crowd, but set the bar for any other band! It was so wonderful to see all the guests on the dance floor, young and old, having the best time. No one wanted to sit down, everyone was dancing the entire night! This was the wedding of our dreams, and the James Gang played a huge part in making the dream become reality! Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts!
Jenny & Blake
I just wanted to extend my thanks to James Gang for their amazing performance at our daughter's wedding this past weekend at the Montage Laguna! The guests could not stop talking about the "best band ever" and some are trying to figure out how to get them to Chicago to play at their own events!! They had everyone on their feet from beginning to end, and made the reception so fun and memorable! Please extend our gratitude to them for being a part of Jenny and Blake's dream day!
Thank you so much to West Coast Music and James Gang. The band was absolutely AMAZING in every way! They had everyone dancing the entire night! All of our guests have been calling to say that it is the best band that they have ever heard. We are so grateful....they really made our wedding that much more special.
I just wanted to send a note over to thank your team for this weekend! The band was fabulous and we couldn’t get everyone off the dance floor! Also, Corky is an amazing bandleader! He is so great to work with and such a kind man!
Thank you and look forward to working with you all again soon!
Merryl Brown Events
We absolutely loved the James Gang…they were unbelievable!! People were dancing all night long and most people have said that James Gang was the best wedding band they’ve ever seen/heard. Please let the band know that we are incredibly appreciative and thankful of their effort and will highly recommend them whenever possible.
Thank you so much for all of your help with this past weekends wedding for Mike & Nadalie! Most importantly, the couple was beyond thrilled with the band. Their guests had an incredible time and we couldn't keep them off the dance floor. I got numerous comments throughout the night regarding the quality of the band members, their amazing repertoire as well as the fun atmosphere they were able to create for the evening.
Jim & Karleen- thank you so much for your time and help talking through the timeline. It really timed out to be perfect and we never lost the "party" momentum. I appreciate your help with that.
Corky was an absolute delight to work with. We had a great meeting when he arrived to go over details and that allowed for a seamless evening. All of the band members were very friendly and easy to work with. I was blown away with their high energy performance that did not fade from the first song to the last.
I wanted to particularly note that the couple was VERY appreciative of them taking on "Chicken Fried" by ZBB. IT WAS AMAZING!!! Corky and I both talked about how for the right crowd, that song is HUGE hit. The crowd went wild and it brought everyone to the floor! It was such a fun thing to hear them do a take on country!!
As always, I am thoroughly impressed with the professionalism and quality of West Coast Music and James Gang. Corky & the group have that innate sense of when to play a certain song to really maximize the party and get the crowd excited! When they had to leave the stage for breaks, the transitions were seamless and the sound technicians were so helpful in keeping the music alive. Simply put, my clients and their guests were blown away!
As always, I cannot wait to bring you on board for another event!
Brooke Keegan Weddings and Events
The band was great! I wish we could've had them for longer, we got a lot of compliments about the band from our guests. Everyone really enjoyed them!
"The band was unbelievable. Fabulous. Everyone came up to me and told me how great the band was. I, also, thanked the members of the band individually at the end of the wedding. It was a terrific pleasure working with your company. You are tops on our list.
Thanks, to you all. You made it a wedding beyond expectations."
They were superb!!! Everyone was delighted. Please thank them.
We and all of our guests loved them - they were fantastic!
James Gang did a fabulous job and I really LOVE working with Corky. He's the best in terms of being a great partner for the evening.
They were incredible! EVERYONE loved them and thought they made the wedding. They were professional, nice, energetic. One of them even had a dance off with one of our guests. It was a big hit. We love them!
Nothing but the best! We just had the best wedding ever because they are awesome!
Thank you James Gang Band!
In deep appreciation!
Our band was beyond amazing! We had sooooo many compliments last night on the music and our guests were blown away. The band played to our audience, recognized when the mood was calm and when energetic and adjusted their playlist accordingly. They were truly spectacular and it went recognized by all of us! We will definitely be having them do our next event. Thank you Jim so much!
Brinah Milstein Bank
I think they were fantastic! The transitions between the band, Dj and Persian music were seamless. They had high energy and everyone seemed to love them. We were very happy. They played mostly what we wanted - maybe 2 songs we weren't crazy about but it was still great energy. People are still commenting on how great the band was (especially in comparison to Encore whom my friends have mostly seen in the last 2 years.) I think Encore is great too - but James Gang has an amazing energy and ability to read the crowd. We loved how the looked on the raised stage too!
Also, everyone was saying they loved when my son sang with the band. It was a little crazy as my son was not the most cooperative that evening, but I guess it worked and my friends loved it. Thank you for letting him sing with the band. It really was one of the highlights of the evening. And a huge thank you to the band for changing the key and checking with Jordan's voice teacher to make sure everyone was on the same page.
We are looking forward to working with you again!!
Thanks again for everything,
Naz and Matt Yadegar
James Gang was AMAZING! We, along with all our friends, enjoyed every minute.
The band was AMAZING!!!! Micaela said she was so happy how it all went down. They were so good people just had to get up and dance. And dance we did!!! They interacted with the crowd too, I would give them a hand pump every now and then to let them know we loved them and they were right there acknowledging you saw them and gestured to them. They knew how to make it happen and they did!!! Everyone told us the band was OUTSTANDING and they have never danced more than they did that night. Others commented saying they have never been to a wedding where every one danced all night long! Cannot thank you all enough for making Micaela's wedding a hit!!! Thank you for making such special life long memories for Brian and Micaela, we had the time of our lives!!!
Marilyn D'Egidio (MOB)
As always The James Gang Band was phenomenal. The band played a huge role in providing Jessica & Josh (now on their honeymoon) exactly what they wanted to take from their wedding. Thanks to you, to Jim, and to the entire staff at West Coast for your input.
Ron Schwartz - Father of Bride
The James Gang doesn't add to the party they make the party! They played at my daughters wedding 5 years ago and we told my niece they were a MUST for her wedding this past weekend. The wedding was then planned around their open dates;). They kept the dance floor packed and played all the requested family songs.
Please let us know if they ever play in Michigan - forever a fan of the James Gang band.
Clara and Ron Marks - Aunt & Uncle of Bride
James Gang was of course wonderful! They are always good but I told them that night I felt they were especially good!!! Their song selections were so good, and I was speaking with Corky afterwards about all the new songs they have. Everyone was very very happy, and numerous people came up to them as they were tearing down saying what a great job they did.
The father of the groom paid an unassuming compliment. He came up and said he thought they were going to be playing a lot of songs off tracks and did they not do that? I said oh no they did they just do it a cake cutting and such when people don't notice that it is not the band. He said wow they were that good that I never noticed the difference!
Thanks for all your help!
Thank all of you for great music on Sunday at the Cook wedding. The ceremony musicians were perfect - I loved hearing, "I Got a Feelin'" with strings and keyboard - fabulous arrangement! I am really glad you and Michaela recommended adding the keyboard.
Corky and the band ROCKED!!! They sounded great and I really appreciated how easy it was to work with Corky with our very detailed and time-sensitive schedule!
Our clients were very, very happy - the father of the bride even mentioned how great the band was in his toast.
Thank you all!
Jennifer Hronek - Planner
The band was AMAZING like usual. I had several comments from guests and the Groom. The Groom came up to me at least 3 times and said "What? This band is amazing! They are doing Mackelmore!" or "What the hell? The band is doing Robin Thicke! So amazing!"
The Groom's Father also came to tell me how amazing they were and mentioned it in his toast as well as both Best Men commented about the band in their toasts!
Brooke - Planner
They were excellent. Everyone raved about them, and we enjoyed their performance greatly. They burnt that barn down!
David and Liz - Groom & Bride
Thanks for following up. The James Gang was AMAZING! We have had nothing but rave reviews from our friends and family about how we had "the best band at a wedding they've ever seen."
They were truly fantastic.
Samantha - Bride
James Gang was unforgettable last night. We could not ask for more!
So many people came up and complimented us on the band. People said they never heard such a great band (neither have I). I'm sure I'll be putting a lot of people in touch with you for them following last night!!!
Thanks for everything,
Guy and Kimberly - Groom & Bride
They were terrific. The entire day and night was a "10"!
Dennis Towle - Father of the Bride
The band was UNFORGETTABLE, amazing and fun. Almost every one of our guests commented on how amazing the band was throughout the night and the weekend. We are still hearing from friends about how engaging and wonderful the band was. They truly made our night!
Thank you for such a wonderful night.
Jaclyn and Jeff Clifford - bride & groom
The band was great. Such a pleasure to work with and they are always a huge hit!
Thank you for being a part of our event again this year!
Diana Caballero - Client
I'm certain that others will also be getting in touch with you to let you know what a WONDERFUL job the band did at our daughter's wedding on October 27th. We were all very pleased. Couldn't have been better!
Dianne Morris - Mother of the bride
The band was PERFECT!!! Everyone had rave reviews for them, and their energy was super high, even at the very end of the night when even I was exhausted. I couldn't have asked for a better wedding weekend, and the band was truly awesome. My first dance song was awesome, and they sang "Mmmbop" perfectly. That was definitely the highlight for me:-)
Anyway, I'll be sure to recommend WCM and James Gang to all of my engaged friends moving forward. They were AWESOME.
Stephanie - Bride
The band was amazing - absolutely knocked it out of the park - people are still talking about them.
They gave us the party we hoped for!
Thanks a lot.
Chad - Grooms
The music was fantastic! I actually keep getting complimentsabout how great the band was....my husband and I really, really enjoyed them.
Jessica - bride
The band was amazing! Couldn't have asked for anything more. Our guests were raving about them. Thank you!
Elise - Bride
They killed it!! Thank you Jim, your team and of course the band for all of your hard work. People went crazy for them and could not stop talking about how great they were. The last song they played, Tiny Dancer, could not have been a better choice. My friend Katya, passed away in college and that was her song. My college friends were very emotional when it played, as was I. So truly, from start to finish it was awesome. Thank you for being so available and accommodating throughout this whole process.
Sarah - bride
The band was amazing as always! Everyone had a blast and we received many compliments!
Comments from the groom
James Gang did a great job and the client was super thrilled as well.
Corky was awesome and so easy to work and communicate with, so very appreciative of that as well!
Sophia Park, The Special Day - Event Planner
Everything was perfect!
James Gang was the BEST and literally the first thing that everyone has commented on post-wedding.
Diana - bride
The band was nothing short of amazing!!!! Our first dance was incredible. Their voices were awesome and they were super high energy. I would hire this band for every event I had and would recommend them to everyone I know. Also, the Latin string quartet was amazing as well. The music made the evening!!!
Nicole - Bride
The band was great! Our group was out on the dance floor starting with the very first notes and many stayed to the end. They were very easy to work with on site, they were set up on schedule, and Johnny-on-the-spot to take the stage when our awards were finished.
All in all, another great evening of music.
Comments from the client
All we can say is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Every guest could not stop raving about how incredible they were. They really made the night come to life. We can't wait for our next celebration with the James Gang! Thank you so much for everything!
Lindsay - bride
The band was perfect. Everyone there agreed that the band was the best they had ever seen. Thank you very much for everything. It was fabulous and the band was a critical part of the evening. They will be sought after often.
Sandy Nash - Mother of the bride
The quartet was incredible for the ceremony and the cocktail reception. They were the perfect complement to our elegant party and we got so many complements.
As for the James Gang, WOW! They sang "Thousand Years" for our first dance and they sounded amazing. Everyone joined us on the dance floor half way through the song and stayed put on the dance floor until the band finished at 1:00am! They were incredible! We got rave reviews from all of our guest! The band made the evening!!!
We can't thank them enough for scoring and learning 2 songs for us. All in all, it was a perfect wedding and we LOVED every minute of it!
Please thank them for us! They were wonderful!
Kim - bride
Once again, they were out of this world!! I had NUMEROUS comments and requests for their information. You guys really are the best and I appreciate every last attention to detail, it was seamless and could not have been better.
Sara Hurley - Client
The band was fantastic - they really made the evening!! Every time they played, the dance floor was packed. We were extremely pleased.
Robin - mother of the bride
The James Gang was FANTASTIC!! They played outstanding music, they sounded great doing it, and the energy and enthusiasm were contagious. The party was a huge success! We really enjoyed working with West Coast Music as well. Very professional, very user-friendly.
Thanks for everything. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving too!
Don - client
Thank you so much for your assistance with Google. Your musicians were professional and rocked the house from the cocktail hour to the last note during the afterglow party. I can't wait to have you and your team of professionals back on property with us again soon.
Nichelle Travis - conference services manager at Terranea
We wanted to thank you and the band again for the most magnificent evening we could have ever imagined on August 20th. The James Gang Band lived up to the expectations and actually superseded them! We continue to hear wonderful compliments about how well you guys performed, and it makes us so happy.
My daughter, Lauren, got engaged in June 2010 and my husband and I were at a wedding, the same month, where James Gang was the band. We were so blown away by the group that I booked the band, literally, before we had the date or the venue for Lauren's wedding.
As I encountered other vendors while planning the wedding, they would ask me who the band was and when I told them, they would say things like "oh, then you don't have to worry about another thing!" These were professionals who had been part of hundreds, if not thousands, of weddings. I knew I had been impressed with James Gang, but this, from a pretty jaded wedding industry, was astounding.
The band was beyond my, wildly inflated, expectations! I can't tell you how many of my guest came up during the evening to ask me "where did you get this group?" "They are the best band ever".
And that is not hyperboly: THEY ARE THE BEST BAND EVER! . In addition to their incredible sound, they bring an energy to the place which is hard to quantify but just makes the event, joyous. They rocked the room for 4 hours. Everyone danced. It was such a great party.The bride and groom, who live in Boston, and had only heard the band from the website, could not stop thanking us for choosing this band.
Jim and his office are a pleasure to work with. They are extremely professional and everything went off without a hitch.
If you're looking for a place to book music, and the music is important to you, look no further. You have found the best of the best.
Susan - Mother of the Bride
They were amazing. We had nothing but rave reviews for them. They were just absolutely awesome.
Adria - Bride
They were amazing! We have gotten so many compliments. Thank you thank you!!!
Sutton Stracke - event chairman
Great and Great!! Thank you. They were so pleasant as well. Client loved them!!!
Melissa - Coordinator
Sara and I are on our honeymoon right now, but we wanted to take a minute to email you and thank you for everything. The band was absolutely incredible! EVERYONE at our wedding could not stop talking about how good they were. One of our guests is an executive VP at universal music group and he said they were by far the best cover band he has ever heard. Several of our friends are getting married within the next year and they all requested the bands info so you should be getting some referrals. Thank you again for everything. The band made the night!
Trevor and Sara
The music was incredible! The ceremony and cocktail musicians played beautifully. The James Gang and the Gypsy King guitarist were unbelievable. You can't imagine the number of compliments we have received on the band, and our guests were on the dance floor the entire night!
Thank you to you, Jim, the musicians, and the entire West Coast team for making our wedding an incredibly fun party! It was exactly what we had hoped for!
Lexi and Yoni
The band was AMAZING, AWESOME, UNBELIEVABLE - the highlight of the evening. Everyone cannot stop talking about how incredible they were. Thank you so much for making the party!!!
PLEASE feel free to have anyone call me anytime. I would love to rave about the James Gang Band and your services!!
The band was incredible - everyone raved about them! They definitely read the crowd and were able to keep everyone on the dance floor. And the James Gang was so great to prepare our first dance song for us - we and all of our guests were dancing until the very end, loving every minute of it!
Let me begin by thanking Jim for his impeccable service. He was readily available to answer our questions and help create a perfect ensemble and timeline for the evening. Having a dance set before the first course was served was crucial. This set the tone for the entire evening of non-stop fun! The energy, song selections and musicians were exceptional. People of all ages, shapes and sizes were on the dance floor the whole night smiling from ear to ear. My husband and I spent most of our night on the dance floor too. Now every time I hear a song that was played at the reception I remember our perfect wedding night!
Thank you West Coast Music! You made our night and memories for a lifetime.
The music was phenomenal! The transition between the english and spanish music was seamless! People were raving about how wonderful the band was, and many are still talking about you! I've had a ton of requests for your information! Thanks again for everything! You made our wedding an amazingly fun night!
The band was beyond compare on Saturday night at Ben's bar mitzvah. They ran the show smoothly, sounded fantastic, and I am in love with Brandi's voice - I could have listened to her all night. The whole thing - from the voodoo lounge, to the band doing the rocking hora, to the song choices, to the way everything flowed were spectacular.
Jake, the beatboxer was so generous to let Ben be the spotlight in his act - he was amazing and harmonized with my son in a way that made it seem like they had been beatboxing together their whole lives.
Jim did the music for my wedding 16 years ago, and I knew that I would not be disappointed at this event either. My only complaint is that the evening went by far too quickly and as the hostess, I couldn't just sit with my glass of wine and listen all night long.
Absolutely fabulous. Everyone is talking about how great the band was! I think the dance floor was full the whole night!
Harlan and I want to thank you for everything. The band and the music was absolutely incredible and everyone was raving about them. Some of our friends are getting married and they were so impressed that they asked us for your information so hopefully you will be hearing from them shortly. Although I'm sure they hear this all the time, please let them all know how amazing they were and how special they made our wedding!
Maren and Harlan Flagg
The bands (String Quintet & James Gang) were amazing. The ceremony music was great...they learned and played Katie and Mike's songs perfectly. The James Gang was unbelievable...truly the best band anyone ever heard.. Thanks for everything and please let everyone know that they were fantastic!!!!!
Susan Wolfson, Mother of the Bride
Jim, Kristine, and Karleen: We just want to thank you guys for all your time and efforts organizing Corky & the James Gang for our wedding. They were red hot, our first dance to Paul Simon's Late in the Evening" could not have gone better and their backup to my friend Ed's rendition of "Sympathy for the Devil" was perfect. We had countless guests tell us how great they were as well. I also wanted to let you know that Corky could not have been easier to work with the night of. We will be quick to recommend both the James Gang and West Coast Music to our friends looking for a band in the future. Thanks again."
Ben & Heather
Everything was phenomenal. The Band was amazing. Thank You!
Patti & I would like to thank you for a wonderful music experience. The music was grand and everything was great. We are so glad we took your advice in so far as the tone & scheduling of the reception. We were asked by many at the wedding about you & we were excited to recommend you to all. Again, thank you for helping to create a very special evening for Patti & Anthony.
Last night was a smash - from the string quartet to Scot Bruce (Elvis Impersonator) signing off after the James Gang - everything was great. Thanks to Jim and all of the team at WCM!
Dear Jim: The james gang was everything you said they would be & more!! we couldn't have been happier - and the transition to the DJ was flawless. We are so grateful for your immense help & expertise.. the evening was really one for the record books! I can't tell you how many people raved about the band, just as you said, and of course we happily referred them to you! We look forward to creating more excuses to use you & your company.
Camilla & Joshua Siegel
THE BAND WAS AMAZING!!! They were better than ever & worked so well with me! On a scale of 1-10... I'd give them a score of 10+! Please let Corky (James) know I said Thank You for an awesome job!
Alyson Fox, Levine-Fox Events - Les Deux
It was fabulous!!! ... again, it is always a pleasure working with you all!
Jaime Puffer, Director of Catering - Montage Resort