Testimonials

You and Big Zephyr were fabulous.    From dressing up,  to the music, to the “second line” handkerchief dance, it was a fabulous time.  I can’t thank you enough. I got so many compliments on your performance.

Leslie Fluharty, 3 12 16, private party

 

Hi Bill.  Thank you for agreeing to play for us again.  We love the job you and your band do for us.

Pam Nothnagel, December 15, 2015

Perfect.  thank you so much for a wonderful dance on Halloween.  The residents are still talking about Big Zephyr.

Pam Nothnagel, Activities Director, Val Vista Village, 11 5 15

I attended an event this past weekend and had the great pleasure of listening to The Big Zephyr for the first time.  They were awesome and I can’t wait for the next opportunity to see them perform again.  My friends all raved about them as well.

Barbara Buckingham, April 25, 2015

Thanks to William Babin and The Big Zephyr for rocking the house at the Orange Tree Golf Resort.  What an amazing show they did for my clients.  The most talked about topics were their lead singer, Jaime Lee, who was just amazing, and the “tribute medley” of spy music which was fabulous.  Thanks for another job well done.

Dawn Fasano, Event Planner, April 27, 2015

 I just want to say THANK YOU, on behalf of the Entertainment Solutions team and myself.  We can’t begin to tell you how much we appreciate you and the rest of your band for the great performance on at the P.F Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Full & Half Marathon. 

Your band put the Rock ‘n’ Roll into the marathon and helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for local and national charities.  Finally, the local economy was boosted by the 35,000+ runners and thousands of spectators that descended upon Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, and from around the nation to participate in this event. 

It was a pleasure to work with you. Keep on rocking as great as you do!

Angelica Perez, Entertainment Solutions (January 18, 2015)

Hi, Bill. I was manager on duty at Saturday’s event and saw the band!  Your group was great and has a vast repertoire. Thanks–

Stacey Bailey, Program Coordinator ASU Kerr Cultural Center, a division of ASU Gammage  (January 10, 2015)

What a surprise! It was gourmet brownies that came in the mail. Very special:)    And there was a good looking picture too of a cool playing band.  Yes, the guests enjoyed the music and especially Gracie, my grand daughter. She couldn’t keep from dancing to it:)   Thank you for the thoughtful present. And good luck in your musical endeavors.   Maybe I will see your band advertised playing somewhere.

Melodie & Edward Koe, anniversary party, January 10, 2015

Melodie’s “client feedback” given to Gigmasters:

My guests loved the band! We got to pick the music we wanted and the special events we added were handled expertly. Bill Babin, the band director, was co-operative and easy to communicate with. A great looking, great sounding, friendly band.

Melodie Koe, January 10, 2015, private party

Just a short note to say thanks for your great music on Saturday.  We appreciate all of your efforts and please pass this on to the rest of the Band members.Thanks again,

Jane Dietz, November 8, 2014, Rio Verde Golf Resort

I just wanted to let you know that your performance last night was excellent!  Our customers truly enjoyed the show as did Tannis and I.  I look forward to having you back for another show’.

Lloyd & Tannis McBean, Las Sendas Golf Resort, classic rock tribute show, 8 28 14

Even when our clients do not hire us for a specific event, they are motivated to write a review because of the service they receive:

Thank you for submitting a quote for my event. However, I am not interested because I found another option that better suits our group’s needs. Thank you for the communication and professionalism during my search process. Best of luck!”

Patricia Palmer,  August 11, 2014

Your performance at the event sounded much better than the demos I heard of the band. Your band was excellent and very easy to work with.  From your first song, you had people dancing in front of the stage. Your band was all about keeping the crowd’s attention throughout the evening. Thank you for such an outstanding performance.

Joe Swicklik, City of Phoenix, July 4, 2014

I apologize for the tardiness of this thank you email.  I did not express my gratitude for your patience and professionalism in working with my client ASAP.  The Sunset Celebration was a hit and the client received rave reviews.  Thanks to you this event was a huge success.  I look forward to working with you again!

Michele Shannon, Meeting & Event Consultant, March 12, 2014

 You guys really rocked at The Resort last Friday. I’m glad there was a good turnout. Dancers always dance better when there is a lot of energy and a  solid beat. We really liked your female singer. She sounded just like  Linda Ronstadt when she sang Blue Bayou and When Will I Be Loved. She did a great Michelle Branch imitation on my favorite cha cha, Game of Love. Your band is the only one that plays that song.

Wild Bill, guest,  January 28, 2014

Good to hear from you – people are still talking about what an amazing band you guys are! I hope you and yours are well.  FYI – Madeleine and Dan just had a baby boy – Ezra David! – in Washington DC – they are doing beautifully and thank you again for providing such great music for their magical wedding. 

Here is the link to the Creekside Inn – Mark and Tammy were wonderful to work with and I would highly recommend this place to anyone. 

Take care and enjoy the rest of your summer!  And please tell this new bride with whom you are working how pleased we were with TBZ!

Jane     9 10 13 (four years after we did her daughter’s wedding in 2009)

Very professional and represented our company well.

Doug Porter, 7 14 13,  Aspecialevent.com

Bill and the gang were right on top of everything. we asked them to get outside their norm and play straight through without a break and they found a way to accommodate us. Their addition of  DJ Scott Faver to the team helped us go on late into the evening and everyone commented on how much fun they had. The band kept the crowd on the dance floor and we had much more participation than any of our past events in memory. I would happily recommend them!

Bruce Clark, Miracle Ear Corporation, 6 21 13

What a wonderful time…Our guests really enjoyed the Band and all the fun and excitement they created for us at the event. We would invite them back in a minute!!!!!!

Carolyn Johnson, corporate event, April 19, 2013

Very talented group. All guests enjoyed the variety of classic rock and country. Highly Recommend!

Kristen & Tom Ritchie, private party,  April 25, 2013

WOW!! Amazing band, absolutely fantastic!! Bill such a pleasure to work with -so easy and acommodating –played out in the 111 Phoenix night for 4 hours, but never once complained, just kept the party going. Everyone enjoyed and complimented on their talent. Fit the night perfect, would definitely recommend and hire again. Thank you Big Zephyr for a fabulous night out under the stars!!

Gerald and Pat Johnson, corporate event,  June 26, 2012

Can’t believe how fast it flew by. Thank you for everything! Andy and I enjoyed working with you and are so happy to be your friend. Everyone is talking about how wonderful you all were. Andy, my dad, and I are trying to get you on Camelback Inn’s preferred vendor list as quickly as possible. Richard Rodney, the general manager, was very impressed by you. We would recommend you to anyone looking for a band for their upcoming wedding or party.  Hugs,

Darcy and Andrew Marwick, wedding,   5 5 12

Lots of positive comments on the Christmas Dance and they are anxious for you to return. Thanks

Donna Shaff, 55+ resort dance,   1 2 2012

Just wanted to get back to you to let you know the entire family and friend crowd thoroughly enjoyed the musical entertainment provided by The BIG Zephyr during the 60th anniversary party for our parents on August 20th.  Thank you for working with us ahead of time to coordinate the awesome musical numbers that entertained our whole crowd – from the teenage grandkids to the senior party guests!
Each BIG Zephyr band member is very talented!  On top of the terrific music, the hosts and hostesses especially noticed how courteous each band member was both on and off the stage.  I will of course recommend The BIG Zephyr to other friends who are looking for a great band to make their upcoming party very fun and memorable.  Thank you so much,

Gretchen Anderson, family reunion,      8 20 11

Bill and the guys from the Big Zephy Band were amazing. They performed Country music for my Western Event and I will be using them again for our Independence Event as a rock band. Multi-talented and professional…and they set up early which is always a plus in my book!

Lauren Stephan, community festival, 3 26 11

I have gotten nothing but positive response to your group’s performance on Thursday.  In addition to the December date that we talked about, I would like to book you for the end of season pool party next season.  We have an afternoon party with goofy games, etc., then a casual dinner and dancing around the pool.  Last season’s attendance was 300+.

Donna Shaff, Activities Director, Gold Canyon RV & Golf Resort, 2 10 11

The band manager responded promptly once my request for quote was distributed via GigMasters. I appreciated a direct call in addition to email about pricing and availability, as it allowed me the opportunity to talk through our particular set-up requirements and audience. The band was a pleasure to work with, I would absolutely hire them again for another event. Enjoyed doing business with them, strongly recommended.

Karen Oldenkamp,  corporate event, 11 14 10

The Big Zephyr was ABSOLUTELY wonderful!  Talented, flexible, fun and we will have them back again! I can’t say enough good things about Bill and the crew. They were great and went above and beyond to make our event great!

Theresa Dootson, charity event,  11 6 10

The band was great, we all enjoyed the music and the vocals. Yes,  you can use me as a reference.  I was very pleased and received a number of compliments from my guests on how good your band played.

Joanne Muscarello, private party, 10 30 10

Thank you and your group for coming out and performing such a great show for everyone.  It was a great night for great music.   The Big Zephyr really knows how to perform to crowd of all ages! Thank you for a
great performance at the 2010 Fall Rhythm Fest.  Our residents and guests really enjoyed the variety of music played throughout the night.  The band was a pleasure to work with from start to finish.  Thanks again for helping to make the FALL RHYTHMFEST a huge success!

Hermelinda Llamas, City of Chandler   10 16 10

I just wanted to drop you a note to say "Thank You" again for the great music THE BIG ZEPHYR gave us on Saturday! Our guests loved you guys and they enjoyed dancing. Eric was truly surprised. Thanks also for asking Eric to play with you. He really misses playing with a band so that really made his night. Thanks again - there is no doubt that we will see you again soon!!

Alicia and Eric
Birthday Party, 5-8-10

The members of the Big Zephyr band are an amazing group of talented and versatile musicians. Their music really livened up our event. We will not hesitate to recommend them to other groups and organizations, not only for their talent and professionalism but because they are a great group of people to work with.

Loren G
Museum Fundraiser, 3-6-10

"The band absolutely made our wedding! First of all, Bill always called to check in and follow up to make sure things would be done and ready before the event. When our other vendors were lazy or remiss in responding, the Big Zephyr got in touch with them and made things happen. Their playlist offers something for every generation. I have never seen such an age range dance at any wedding. Everybody commented on how wonderful the music was. A plus for Big Zephyr if you want to have everybody dancing at your party. Thanks so much you guys!"

M. Wells
Wedding 11-8-09

"Just a quick note to thank you and The Big Zephyr for the spectacular job you did last Sunday night for Dan and Madeleine's wedding!There were guests dancing we KNOW never dance - they were jumping! and that is a tribute to your amazingly talented band.

You are all terrific - music, vocals, professionalism. It is obvious why TBZ is rated so highly and we are delighted that Dan and Madeleine chose to go with you. You were a pleasure to work with and to listen to - the guests could not stop raving about you.

Thanks again for adding to this very special day for us. If you ever need us for a reference we are happy to comply."

J. Wells
Wedding 11-8-09

"The Big Zephyr absolutely made our wedding! First of all, Bill always called to check in and follow up to make sure things would be done and ready before the event. When our vendors were lazy or remiss in responding, the Big Zephyr got in touch with them and made things happen. Their playlist offers something for every generation. I have never seen such an age range dance at any wedding. Everybody commented on how wonderful the music was. A plus for Big Zephyr if you want to have everybody dancing at your party. Thanks so much you guys!"

Madeleine W.
Sedona, AZ, 11-08-09

"The Big Zephyr lived up to their name in every way - they were big. Very professional from start to finish. And the music was fantastic. Everyone loved them and commented on them. They were also very versatile. The play list was extensive and really greater. Every member was very, very good. Loved the female vocalist. We would highly recommend them for any event."

David N.
Scottsdale, AZ, 10-30-09

"The Big Zephyr did an outstanding job at our fest and would ask them back anytime. Awesome feed back from the crown. Thanks Big Zephyr for the great performance."

James T.
Sierra Vista, AZ, 4-11-08

"Great band, Nice people. Our attendees played along with the band. A great time was had by all."

Harry J.
Phoenix, AZ, 9-27-07

"I think you guys do a great job, and put on an outstanding show."

Keri Kruse
The Stadium Club, 6-18-08

"We both want to thank you for sharing your time and your talent with us and for adding to our wedding in such a special way. Thanks so much!!"

Al & Patti
Wedding, 5-31-08

"Thank you Bill for your nice message and thank you for a wonderful evening of great dance music. You were awesome - the best we have had in the 5 years that I have organized the Holiday Dinner Dance at the Oakwood Country CLub. To you and your team best wishes for a wonderful Christmas and a very prosperous and healthy 2008."

Heidi Gilbert
Oakwood Tennis Club Holiday Party, 12-16-07

"Hi! I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed listening, dancing and singing along with your group. It added much to the MSI party. I'll be visiting your website often to see when you'll be back up here. Thanks for the great entertainment."

Patti Morison-Holmes
Flagstaff, 12-15-07

"Thanks again for playing the Survivor’s Ceremony at this year’s Race for the Cure! You were a big part of an event that raised close to or over 2 million dollars and featured 2000+ breast cancer survivors. You guys were awesome! Thanks again! I have some ideas for next year which I will be in touch about. If you ever need anything, please let me know."

Dominic Gomez
Race for the Cure, 10-14-07

"Thanks for putting on a great show the other night. I heard nothing but great comments about the band."

Shelly McGann
Gainey Village Health Club, 4-23-07

"I just wanted to take a moment to thank you and your band very, very much. You guys made the night so successful. Everyone was very pleased with the way you all played, not to mention impressed!! I think you all gained many more fans! I hope you all had a good time as well. Again, thank you all very much for making the evening turn out to be so wonderful!"

Heather & Kyle
The Buttes, 2-24-07

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