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Maggie Speaks performed at my wedding on 09/04/16 and they were AMAZING! The dance floor was packed the entire night, they played a variety of music to accommodate every guest, and people are still raving about them. They MADE our wedding.
Music is probably the most important part of a wedding. I knew from the beginning that this was an area, in which I was not going to try and cut costs. With that being said, Maggie Speaks might be more expensive than a DJ, but trust me – they are worth every penny! You cannot compare the energy and vibe experience between having a live band perform versus having a DJ. This experience really separated our wedding apart from others and was the element that made it unforgettable.
From the very beginning, they were the best vendor I worked for my wedding. Becky Phelps, Magnificent Event coordinator, provided me with tons of information and answered all my questions. She was a pleasure to talk to and would respond back to emails/calls right away. Closer to the wedding, I worked with band member, Shawn Sommer. Based on my selections of only songs I absolutely did and did not want to hear, the band compiled the whole track list and I did not have any pressure to plan anything. They are so experienced and know exactly when and what songs to play for a wedding.
Anyone that has seen Maggie Speaks perform knows that they are awesome and have become a legacy in the Chicagoland area. It is pretty obvious that this would lead to them providing an excellent performance at a wedding too. I’m sure most people reading this review have either seen or heard many great things about Maggie Speaks and are considering having them perform for their wedding. I encourage those people reading this review, to go ahead and book them already! If cost is an issue, cut back on other vendors/things no one remembers about weddings. I can personally testify that booking Maggie Speaks will be the best decision you could ever make for your wedding!
I originally heard Maggie Speaks at a bar in Naperville and could not get them out of my head. Two years later, they were my first pick for the band for my wedding. Everyone loved them. They are so fun; extraordinarily talented; and keep you and your guests partying all night long. I would recommend them for any big event.
I just wanted to thank Spoken Four for an amazing performance! Everyone at our wedding could not stop raving about you guys, including Doug and I. We couldn't have had a more perfect day. :)
My husband and I used Enough Said for our wedding reception here in Chicago, IL and we are so pleased with our decision! We have never been to a wedding where every single guest commented on how great the band was! We are still receiving comments from our friends and family that they were just blown away by how well Tyson and his crew performed.
In the days leading up to the event, Tyson was reasonably responsive to our questions about the setlist and song selections. I was especially pleased that he was able to work with the crew to pull of a special request that we submitted to them just two weeks beforehand. To surprise our guests, we wanted half of our first dance to be part of the kick-off to the dancing portion of the evening. So Tyson and the band smoothed out our pre-made mix and started performing "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" after the first verse in a seamless fashion! Everyone was excited and rushed to the dance floor just like we wanted them to.
Selecting this group as the musical portion of our reception was the perfect choice. Enough Said.
Maggie Speaks performed at our wedding and it was perfect. I really honestly mean perfect. Having them took our wedding to a whole new level and got everyone on the dance floor! We continue to get compliments to this day. I would suggest them to anyone and everyone!
Thanks so much for the kind words! It was our pleasure and honor to be part of your celebration.
Final Say is my number one recommendation for any and all weddings and events. If I could give them 6 out of 5 stars I would! We looked at other popular bands for our wedding, but the one thing that stood out was Final Say’s live performance. You are not going to find a better live show. Our guests were exhausted by the end of the night because they never left the dance floor! This band is so amazing to watch and so much fun. We all had a fantastic time. Their bandleader Robby was a dream to work with. I sent him so many emails with so much last minute information and he handled it all in stride. We were so nervous going into the reception and his professionalism and preparation put us at ease. From the early MC work to handling speeches and music, he was on top of every aspect of the evening. I can’t say enough about how special Final Say made our night. This is the only band you need to call for your wedding. Nobody does it better.
We cannot recommend Enough Said / Spoken Four highly enough! Not only did they do such a fantastic job performing at our wedding, but they were so easy to work with. Leading up to the wedding, we worked with Tyson and Domingo (from Spoken Four, who also played at our wedding reception) and both were incredibly accommodating and helpful through every step of the planning process. Both my wife and I used the band to surprise each other the night of our wedding, and Tyson was very helpful by not spilling the beans to either one of us! My wife had ordered a 3-piece horn section (which sounded PHENOMENAL) and I had planned a modified version of a song. Tyson was open to any suggestions and eager to collaborate on any suggestions. The band was truly one of the highlights of our wedding and I cannot sing their praises enough. They brought a lot of energy which kept the party going late into the night. Thanks again Enough Said, you were all fantastic!
Final Say is the best band I’ve ever seen. We couldn’t have found a better group for our wedding. Our crowd couldn’t get enough! Your wedding band will make or break the night so don’t take any chances. Book Final Say as soon as you can. Even though I knew we were in for a good time, I had no idea how truly awesome this band would make our evening. Their bandleader was so easy to work with. We had a few special requests for the evening and he was very helpful and kind. Final Say is exactly what you want for your wedding. They’re fun, professional, accommodating and phenomenal when they hit that stage!
Maggie Speaks is by far the best live band that I have ever had the opportunity to hear. I saw them by chance at a Casino in the Chicago area about four years ago and knew I HAD to book them sometime in the near future!! In 2015 my sister and I celebrated a 40/50 birthday party. Maggie Speaks played and nobody wanted the night to end. It was amazing!!
I recently got married August 12, 2017. I knew we had to have them at our special occasion. All of our friends and family were ecstatic to hear that Maggie Speaks would be playing again. We actually booked the wedding around the dates that they were available...no one else would be able to match their quality and enthusiasm! They were awesome on their own for the birthday party, but we added the five additional musicians for the wedding and all I can say is....WOW! The sound could not have been more spot on. So many guests thought the DJ was playing at certain times because they were soooo GOOD!!!
We were able to pick our own playlist and have a specific theme for music for the whole night. You don't get that from just anyone. They were willing to learn new songs if needed, they stuck to the list we gave them and they were so easy to work with prior to the event and during the event. They welcomed suggestions throughout the evening when certain guests wanted to hear a song that was not on the itinerary. There are not many weddings where all your guests stay until the band is done. The floor was filled and jumping until the band ended. It was an event that people will be talking about for many years....and Maggie Speaks was a huge part of making the night magical!! I would recommend them to anyone. If you have the extra money in your budget....put it towards the music!! You will NOT be disappointed!!
I hope to be able to book them for several events in the years to come!! WE LOVE MAGGIE SPEAKS!!!!
Such an honor to be given such praise! Thanks for letting us be a part of your celebrations.
As Father-of-the-bride, writing a review of the band we hired to play at my Daughter's wedding was not something I thought I would be doing the Monday after the big event. However, Spoken Four was so INCREDIBLE that I felt the need to do it! What an incredible performance by the band! From the first song to the last, the dance floor was packed and rocking! Everyone was having so much fun, we had to go overtime! Thanks Domingo and Spoken Four, you guys are the best and made our event so memorable for all of our guests!
Spoken Four was fantastic!!!! Everyone was dancing the entire time! Even my husband, Father of the Bride was on the dance floor the whole time (and dancing really isn't his thing)!! We even had them for an extra 1/2 hour as no one wanted them to stop! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!
Maggie Speaks was an absolutely amazing band!! They lived up to all our expectations. From the moment they got on stage, our dance floor was bumping! Their song choices made everyone get out their seats from beginning to end. We highly recommend this band. They will make your wedding amazing! Plus they are all extremely nice. My husband and I went to see them multiple times before the wedding, and they always addressed us while they were performing.
I couldn't recommend Maggie Speaks more. The energy they brought the reception set the tone for the entire night. Their versatility and talent were on display all evening and more than a half dozen times I was told, "Who is this band? They rock!" Great job by all.
I honestly can't rave enough about my experience with Dave, Becky- everyone at Mag Events ESPECIALLY Enough Said- the band we (thankfully!) hired for our wedding. From the very first phone call- I felt totally understood. Completely at ease. Guided by professionals. They were asking all of these incredible questions and giving their expert opinions while taking into account all the details we had mentioned- it felt like a uniquely personalized experienced that left me feeling totally confident that our wedding night music was going to be memorable. IT. WAS. EPIC. I still have people calling me to ask who the band was. If i can send them a set list so they can play those same songs in that same order. I don't even know how they managed to get every single person dancing from start to finish- but one of the most profound moments I had all night was looking around on that dance floor at the confetti of people I love having the time of their lives together. It was pure magic and hiring Enough Said really made our wedding night! Not only that, but it was a seamless experience led by total pros. I was beyond impressed and we will be forever endlessly grateful to the experiences they all helped us create. Treasured memories with our nearest and dearest!
I cannot recommend Maggie Speaks highly enough to anyone looking for wedding performers. They made our wedding UNFORGETTABLE. Since they started playing til the end of the night, Maggie Speaks had people on the dance floor - and not just the young people or the bridal party. EVERYONE of all ages was dancing, including aged parents! The band really knew how and when to play songs to keep the energy going and to keep people dancing. I cannot emphasize enough how much fun Maggie Speaks made our dance floor. They directed people's energy the whole time.
I was initially thinking of going with a dj, because I wanted top 40 music to be played, but I decided on Maggie Speaks because I listened to their youtube videos, and it's clear they can perform hits. They played all my requested songs and they sounded great, and added into it they gave the party a ton of energy and fun. Throughout the wedding and for days afterwards the most common comment I received from guests was that we had an incredible band, that it was the best band at a wedding they'd heard. My brother in law is in a band himself, and he said that he was really impressed by Maggie Speaks. He said they put a ton of effort into performing and making sure the guests had a good time, and didn't try to draw attention to themselves, which is what apparently some bands will do at weddings. He also said that they switched singers flawlessly.
Go with this band for your wedding, trust me it will be the most worthwhile wedding expense! :)
Spoken Four was Amazing! Awesome! They exceeded all of our expectations...all of our friends & family loved them and didn't want the party to end. They made our day that much more amazing. The dance floor was never empty. THANK YOU SPOKEN FOUR!!!!!
Michael & Kaitlin - Married July 7th, 2017
Robby and Final Say made our wedding an unbelievably special night! The two lead vocalists put on the best show we’ve ever seen at any wedding and beyond. This band is so much better than any DJ or even most concerts! Our guests never left the dance floor and kept complimenting the band all night. We are so happy we chose this band. Not only did they put on an outstanding show, their bandleader basically put together our entire timeline and helped us with the order of events and speeches. (He handled himself so confidently that the father of the Bride thought he was in charge of the venue.) Besides helping with our timeline their bandleader Robby handled all of our announcements as MC and then jumped on stage put on an exciting performance. Amazing voices. Amazing dance moves. Amazing show! If you want the perfect band for the perfect wedding experience there’s only one choice. Final Say all day, every day.
Spoken Four played at our daughter's wedding only 2 days ago and I felt compelled to let others know just how amazing this band is! So manyof our guests commented about how great they were, even asking where we found them.
We actually heard one of their "sister" bands 2 years ago at a summer park district concert, along with our daughter and her boyfriend at the time, and took a business card home to keep for the future. Six months later, when they got engaged we knew we wanted to book one of these bands. We chose Spoken Four, and signed a contract over a year ago to make sure we'd have them at the wedding.
Domingo was a delight to work with, and made sure that all of our needs were met. He really listened and was so reassuring every step of the way. Even though there were several changes in vocalists during this long engagement, his confidence in each new singer pervaded and sure enough, he was right! The 2 new leads were as good as ever! The band had so much energy, and had everyone dancing!
Spoken Four also allowed the groom's sister to sing the mother/son dance which was incredibly special . This was planned ahead of time, but along with this, there was a spontaneous song she sang after being asked by the band if she wanted to join in!
I would definitely recommend this band for your next wedding!
Spoken Four played my cousins wedding last Saturday and I am compelled to say that they are simply incredible! I don't know much about bands or music but I can tell you that I have never seen a group entertain a crowd like that at any wedding I have ever been to. I even took a picture of their logo so I would remember their name because after hearing them for one whole set I knew that I needed to say something positive about them. Spoken Four...awesome job!
Maggie Speaks played at our wedding in June and they were absolutely amazing! Everyone was so wonderful to work with and made the process so easy! They catered to our requests, even learning our first dance song so they could sing it live for us. The dance floor was packed and kept the energy going all night long. Our wedding guests are still talking about the "amazing band" we had at the wedding and keep telling us how much fun they all had. We owe such an incredible night to Maggie Speaks! Thank you for making our wedding so magical!
Enough Said played at our wedding and they were simply amazing! The dance floor was packed the entire evening and people have not stopped commenting on how great they were. Tyson was very helpful and made the whole planning process and evening enjoyable. Can’t say enough about the band, they definitely helped make our evening special and a nonstop party!
We had Maggie Speaks to our June outdoor tented wedding in La Crosse, WI. They were excellent to work with from our requests to our venue. They put on an amazing show that had everyone on the dance floor all night including the bride on stage for Wisconsin's favorite Jump Around and her best friend's daughter belting out Shake it Off for an impromptu performance and a memory she'll never forget! We would highly recommend the group for any event or wedding. We added horns (the family loves the band Chicago and you can't have a good Chicago rendition without horns!) The grooms family had such a good time his brother is using another one of the Maggie Speak's family of bands for his wedding in June 2018!
I heard about FINAL SAY from a friend of mine who was raving about how great the band was at a recent wedding she had attended. Knowing that the bride was a musician herself, I knew I had to have them play at our wedding on 05/28/17. We never even saw them in person due to my husband’s busy schedule, but we had full confidence in them.
Sure enough, they did not disappoint. Their energy and stage presence had everyone on the dance floor the entire night (even the self-proclaimed, non-dancers). Their vocal ability was beyond compare - at times, I thought they must be taking their break because the song sounded so much like the actual artist, but they are THAT good.
Leading up to the big day could not have been easier. Robby was amazing at coordinating everything and made it an easy and stress-free process – with other vendors we found it frustrating when they expected us to know everything about planning a wedding – despite having never done it before! This was not the case with FINAL SAY. It’s not their first rodeo and Robby was extremely professional and helpful, talking us through everything, giving us helpful advice and even offering suggestions for song selections. Robby also emceed for the evening and was so AMAZING added his own hilarious and clever touches to make it a personal evening. He was super flexible adding last-minute song choices and everything ran smoothly and without a hitch.
After a year of planning, it feels so great to hear from everyone afterwards about how great a night it was and to hear endless amounts of compliments on how great the band was. A good band really makes a wedding and this was certainly the case with FINAL SAY – we’re so happy we went with them; they made our night so memorable and I would recommend them to anyone who is planning any event.
Final Say was beyond fantastic. They kept the dance floor going all night and made the evening a huge success. They were the best at everything. Best band, best singers, best dance moves, best MC. There are truly no words that can express my gratitude. Thank you Final say for making our wedding reception one that will be remembered forever.
Final Say is a great band to work with. As a planner it’s nice to work with professionals. The band was so exciting on stage and they really got the people going! Not only did they put on a fantastic show, they engaged the crowd the entire time. The guests stayed on the dance floor til the very end. Working with their band leader Robby was a pleasure. There were many last minute additions that came in days before (Not to mention the changes that happened minutes before the initial announcements!) and he worked with me to make sure our timelines were matching up. I’ve never seen a band member take so much time on the finer details of the evening. Not only did Robby take the last minute changes in stride, he actually came up with great ideas that ended up improving the flow of the evening. To top it off he’s the best MC I’ve ever seen.
If you’re looking for a band for your wedding look no further. Final Say is an amazing group that creates a high energy party for everyone in the room. Besides that, you’ll never find a more attentive group of professionals. They are the perfect fit for any event.