Recommended by 99%
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Mitch Bayer · Getting married on 01/05/2021
The band was a hit!
The Great Family Reunion band was a top highlight of our wedding. They were extremely easy to work with, and very responsive when discussing the details of what we wanted to be played at our wedding. The guitarist singlehandedly made me tear when he played our requested song as my wife was walking down the aisle. The band had a great flow of old funk tunes, to newer pop tunes. Our friends couldn't stop talking about how fun they were! Our particular favorites were: No Diggity & Mr. Brightside.Sent on 06/05/2019
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Chelsea · Married on 09/14/2019
Great Family Reunion is THE BEST
Great Family Reunion seriously MADE our wedding reception. We did not leave the dance floor all night! People are still talking about how amazing they were. We are music lovers and working with Charlie, Jordan & the band was a dream. They are quick to respond and tailored the music selection/ set list to exactly what we wanted (and nothing we did not want). They are very professional and deliver the best experience you can possibly get. Well worth the money and highly recommend these guys to anyone getting married!Sent on 10/02/2019
Coulter Bailey · Married on 09/07/2019
GCR for the win!
Great Family Reunion was a perfect band for our wedding. They were always professional, arrived on time, and played amazing music.Sent on 09/16/2019
From our initial conversation with the band to the day of our wedding they took care of anything we asked. They played all the songs we asked and kept people on the dance floor. They sounded incredible, and we couldn’t imagine a better band!
The people running the venue said GCR were great to work with and everything went very smoothly.
We would recommend GCR to anyone that needs a band and we guarantee you won’t be disappointed!
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Christopher Roche · Married on 09/01/2019
What a band!!!
Amazing band! Easy to work with while planning, great communication. They listened to all our feedback regarding playlist input and even have 200-300 songs on a Spotify playlist that makes the whole process easy.Sent on 10/04/2019
Definitely recommend this band for your wedding, you will not be disappointed, they bring the party!!
Eric Rudofker · Married on 08/31/2019
So happy with GFR!
After calling several bands, I received several responses from mostly receptionists at "entertainment companies" who immediately rattled off their hourly prices, contract items, number of songs we could request, etc.Sent on 09/12/2019
When GFR got back to me, the first thing they asked was about us - our relationship, our story, our passions, interests, careers. They got to know us, our vision, and put together an event for us - one price, no extras. Their talent and energy was top notch. Working with them was a pleasure. All of our guests were talking about the epic hora and how they missed dessert because they "couldn't" leave the dance floor.
As a musician, music snob, perfectionist, concertgoer, I can't recommend them enough
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Susan Parsons · Married on 08/17/2019
GFR Made Our Wedding
What an amazing band with incredibly talented musicians. We used Great Family Reunion's Por La Paz band for our ceremony and the full band for our reception and they COMPLETELY crushed it.Sent on 09/11/2019
We received so many complements on how wonderful the music was throughout our entire wedding celebration; I firmly believe music is a make-or-break for a wedding and it was definitely a make for ours! The band crushed our (somewhat unusual) first dance song, had everyone out on the dance floor all night long and were so spirited and talented. I cried when the night was over because they made it so fun for us!!!
If you're considering hiring them, they are absolutely the best in the business. I could not recommend them more!
Chris H · Married on 08/17/2019
GFR exceeded even the highest expectations
We started working with Jonathan and his team over a year before our wedding date, as music was something that was very high on our list of things we cared about for our wedding. Throughout the entire process, the GFR team was incredibly well organized and made our vision a reality. They worked with us to curate the various set lists, learned a few of our special songs, and overall made the planning process as seamless as we could have asked for from our band.Sent on 09/16/2019
When it came to the wedding day itself, everything including ceremony music, cocktail hour, dinner music, and of course the reception itself were all more than we could have ever hoped for. The whole night it was obvious that the quality of music played and the show that was put on by GFR were so far superior to anything that we had experienced before.
We could not recommend GFR enough to anyone looking for a band for their event.
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Kristen Claus · Married on 08/03/2019
Best band ever
Great Family Reunion made our wedding! The music was so amazing and kept everyone on the dance floor all night. The next day we heard so many compliments about the band and how much fun our guests had dancing. I would highly recommend GFR for your wedding or special event! Best band ever!!!!Sent on 08/21/2019
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David M · Married on 07/21/2019
Incredible experiences from start to finish!
There really aren't enough superlatives to accurately review this group - as musicians, lighting/sound engineers, emcees, event planners, and individuals.Sent on 08/22/2019
The process leading up to the wedding was perfect. They asked the right questions, listened, made expert recommendations; ultimately, planned and coordinated a flawless event, which our guests are still ranting and raving about over a month later.
The setup day-of went off without a hitch because of the level of diligence and professionalism they put into everything they do. There were a lot of vendors on site trying to get everything ready in a short amount of time...you could tell who the pros were and who was scrambling last minute. Everything came together for us but it was clear GFR is at the highest-tier of professionalism. They had the most set-up to do by far but you wouldn't have known it from watching, and our day-of coordinator told us as much.
Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, the music… the sheer talent of this group is unreal. Their showmanship, creativity, abilities, and consistency were expertly coordinated and delivered to a captivated crowd that had no idea how much of a treat they were in for. Every single person in GFR is a professional musician whom I (and very likely you, if you're reading this) would pay good money to see play, headline even, at the very best-known venues in the world. And, not surprisingly, I found out most actually have already.
Bottom line. TLDR\ If you're reading a review to help decide about any service GFR offers, the answer you're looking for is a clear and enthusiastic "yes!"
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Chris Anderson · Married on 07/05/2019
We had a great experience with DJ Chief Royale and his audio crew. They worked extremely well with our venue and their staff to help us throw a great party. The music was well-mixed, and it sounded GREAT! Would highly recommendSent on 09/11/2019
Bette Christofersen · Married on 06/08/2019
Topped off a perfect wedding!
This band was top notch! Professional and totally accessible in all areas. Great to work with in the planning with the bride who had definite music ideas. They made excellent suggestions. Sorry we didn't realize they had full lighting and other services before we had arranged them because i am sure their's would have been perfect. Oh,...their MUSIC was to die for---better than the original artists, i swear. great pacing and perfect volume in the venue so that it didn't hurt your ears! They were worth every penny for our fantastic wedding!Sent on 06/16/2019
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Clair Christofersen · Married on 06/08/2019
best day ever with GFR!
We have SO much love for this band. We got in contact with them about 1.5 years before the wedding, and they were responsive and helpful through the whole time. They were happy to play pretty much any of the music i requested, and their wedding night reception set list was FREAKIN FIRE. That dance floor will never be the same. Beyond that, they were extremely kind, and thoughtful. They were punctual, and played all the needed music at the cues throughout the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. They even did announcements for the wedding party at dinner time. Anything we needed? They did it, with no complaints. They even voluntarily took video of my serenade and my dads speech, since we didnt have a videographer. So so thankful for this amazing vendor that provided NO stress to me at all, i could trust them with my whole wedding day!Sent on 07/05/2019
Katherine Collins · Married on 03/30/2019
The best wedding band there is!
We couldn’t have been happier to have Great Family Reunion play at our wedding! They are by far the best wedding band I’ve ever heard and so many people came up to me at my wedding to tell me that as well. They are were extremely accommodating to our requests and overall they are just a fun group of people! I would HIGHLY recommend using them; there is no better band!Sent on 04/01/2019
Great Family Reunion's reply:Thank you so so much for having us! We had a blast playing for you and it is so fun to see everyone getting down! Have a wonderful honeymoon!
Natalie D Byrnes · Married on 03/16/2019
The Critical Element
Great Family Reunion is everything you need for your wedding. We could have starved our guests and they'd still be raving about our wedding because of the fine folks at GFR. SERIOUSLY - I can't express how awesome they are - of all the vendors we used, they were the ones that our guests keep talking about. We've had several people ask where we found them and how to get them for their weddings. If you're reading this, you're probably already sold on the merits of a band vs. DJ, but GFR is no regular wedding band - they're consummate professionals (they play gigs at places like Red Rocks, which speaks to their legit-ness) and had everyone between the ages of 25 and 75 on the dance floor all night. We worked with Jonathan who lives just a few neighborhoods away, and he was very accommodating - attending planning sessions and making recommendations on the space/acoustics so that he could ensure everything was in tip-top shape for the day. You will NOT be disappointed - these guys are the absolute best value for the price (and likely better than the higher-priced bands out there). Five stars all the way!Sent on 04/05/2019
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Brit Havey · Married on 10/27/2018
GFR will make your wedding!
From the ceremony music to the reception dance party, Great Family Reunion made our wedding!!! They were so talented, professional and personable. The band even learned a song that was special to my family. Everyone was on the dance floor the entire night. So so grateful for them and highly recommend them to anyone who wants incredibly talented musicians to light up the party.Sent on 11/24/2018
Great Family Reunion's reply:Thanks Brit! We had an absolute blast performing for you and your group. The energy was amazing and we can’t thank you enough for the love and hospitality. We wish you nothing but the best in the future- keep in touch!
Anne Doppelt · Married on 10/07/2018
GFR is the Band you want & need
By far, the thing we have gotten the most compliments on was our wedding band, Great Family Reunion. We are two music lovers, so finding the perfect band was important to us. GFR exceeded every expectation. When they sent us the playlist of what they had been playing recently, I cried because of how perfectly it fit into our tastes. They were so easy to work with, and even seemed excited when we discussed our music preferences with them. Grateful Dead, Phish, the Beatles, and a few wedding classics for our parents made for an epic reception our friends and family will never forget. They can also play newer songs if you aren't as into jam bands and oldies as us. I highly recommend them! They rocked and helped us create the party we wanted. The other awesome thing about them is that their price includes musicians for the ceremony and cocktail hour, while many other bands charge extra, really helped make our decision easy.Sent on 11/09/2018
Great Family Reunion's reply:Anne! Thanks for the wonderful, heartfelt review. We're so happy we could make your party everything you wanted and more! We're beyond grateful to have been your wedding band. All the health, happiness and love in the world!
Taylor · Married on 10/06/2018
DO IT!! Book this band.Sent on 10/11/2018
We are music lovers and the band for our wedding was one of the most important aspects - we spent a lot of time researching and we are SO happy that we booked GFR. Their performance was unbelievable and kept everyone on the dance floor all night. Prior to the wedding we filled out a questionnaire about the music we like/don't like and GFR put together a set-list that was literally tailor made for us - every song was amazing. This is not your typical wedding band, their performance was more like a badass concert - their chemistry with each other and unbelievable talent is so cool to watch. You will not be disappointed!
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Fane Cross · Married on 10/06/2018
If you don't book Great Family Reunion you are hiring the Wrong Band. From the moment I first talked to Jordan on the phone until I was begging the band to keep playing at the end of the night, GFR was simply awesome. My wedding guests are still talking about how great the music was- but there is really no way to convey how truly exceptional they were. They made my wedding so special, unique, and fun...I can't imagine having chosen anyone else. Book them. Do it.Sent on 10/25/2018
Great Family Reunion's reply:Thanks for the kind words Fane. We had an absolutely wonderful time performing at your wedding. You and your guests were an absolute joy. All the best in the future, keep in touch!
Anna · Married on 09/22/2018
We had an absolute blast having GFR play at our wedding! They truly made the experience one to remember and were so easy going with everything. We highly recommend them to everyone!!!!!Sent on 10/08/2018
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Robert Meyers · Married on 09/01/2018
Denver based Great Family Reunion redefines wedding band
Our experience working with Great Family was seamless- from first inquiry about availability for our date to scheduling a live show to go check them play live- everything went incredibly smooth. The band is a collective of modern day musicians teamed with professional booking agents from the music industry which made them stand out amongst the other traditional wedding bands we looked at. Not to mention they brought the good vibes and dance party all night long! The playlist to select songs from was fresh, fun, funky and almost any song request could be learned. Highly recommend having both a male and female singer/vocalist to really expand and open up the already deep playlist of songs. We really appreciated the follow up from the GFR team answering ALL our song/request questions. We booked a six piece for our wedding day and they have up to ten or more available to book with all unique types of musicians. What also really stood out was they willingly agreed to learn our first dance song "Beyond", by Leon Bridges, which really made our night that much more special. Don't overthink or overlook this band for your next event or wedding- they will not disappoint. Thank you SO SO much for bringing the dance party GFR!!Sent on 10/23/2018
Great Family Reunion's reply:Robert thanks for the kind words, and thoughtful review. It was an absolute pleasure working with you guys. You guys were an amazing group. All the health and happiness in the future!
Coleman Barker · Married on 09/01/2018
This band was spectacular and truly a great addition to the wedding reception. The music was on point and they feed into the crowd all night. Nothing bad to say here and would highly recommend them to anyone looking to strike up an incredible musical experience for all of their guests alike!Sent on 10/24/2018
Dave · Married on 09/01/2018
These guys were great and played all the hits! Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a band.Sent on 10/31/2018
John · Married on 08/24/2018
What a party!! I had a feeling Jonathan and his crew were going to be good from watching them perform at past gigs here in Denver, but WOW did they put on a good dance party and make our wedding extra special. My wife and I had more people come up to us after the wedding and ask, "Who was that band?!... They were awesome!" My wife and I are trying to come up with an excuse to throw another big party and have GFR perform. You guys made our wedding day Rock (literally) and are so much more than just a wedding band! Thanks again guys! - John & AshleySent on 10/03/2018
Great Family Reunion's reply:John- Thanks so much for having us play your wedding. You guys were unbelievably chill clients, and the planners and staff at Coohills were great! We had an awesome time. We had that place popping off, and the energy from your guests was incredible. Thanks again for having us play your wedding!
Josh · Married on 07/21/2018
Jonathan and his crew at GFR put on an unbelievable show for us at our wedding. The compliments and appreciation of their talent and performance conveyed from friends and family cannot be described in words.Sent on 07/25/2018
Their price may be higher than you expect but it includes the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. Their sound guy will get the sound for the officiant set up and will handle everything. The band will take the time to learn your first dance as well as the father/daughter and mother/son songs.
They came up from Denver to Breckenridge for our show and we were able to work with them in order to end by 10:30 so they could make it back down to Denver so we could avoid the cost of putting the band up in hotel rooms. Jonathan is flexible and conscious to budgets and can work with you to meet yours.
I can't recommend GFR more highly!
Caleb · Married on 06/23/2018
AMAZING! GFR we want to thank you for making our wedding dance party to epic! I spent a lot of time researching wedding bands, having great music was so important to me. GFR did not disappoint, and made the stressful season of wedding planning easy. If you want a guaranteed great dance party, hire GFR!Sent on 07/04/2018