Recommended by 99%
Larry · Married on 04/09/2016
We used Momentum Talent for our church service, cocktail hour, dinner and reception. The music was perfectly selected and beautiful. For the reception, Larry Eckerling and his talented musicians and singers delivered on their promise to "continuously elevate" the party during the course of the evening. The dance floor was packed all night long. It seemed every song played was perfect for that moment of the evening. It was a celebration our guests will always remember, so much fun! The next morning, everyone was commenting how awesome the band was. Larry, great job!!!! Thank you!Sent on 04/26/2016
Kelley · Married on 04/09/2016
Momentum Talent Group was AMAZING!!! From the music at the ceremony, to the cocktail hour, to the reception, they were nothing but outstanding. I am STILL receiving compliments on Momentum Talent Group and I'm being told that Momentum made my wedding one of THE BEST weddings my guests have ever been to! Thank you so much Larry and all of those band members involved in my wedding. I hope to see you again at a future wedding!Sent on 04/26/2016
User6483520 · 2+ years ago
The Momentum Talent Group performed at my wedding reception on March 12th, and I couldn't have dreamed of a better experience. Not only was Larry extremely responsive from day one, but he was also SO helpful assisting in the planning of the whole vibe of our reception from cocktail hour to the last dance. And boy, did he deliver. I knew that I would get a lot of compliments on the band, just by looking at all of their videos online and from word of mouth from others who have seen this band perform. But I was shocked by all of the phone calls and emails I received the next day from my family and friends who said that not only did Momentum ROCK, but they also helped to make our wedding the best one they had ever been to. Honestly, I don't think there can be any higher praise for a band.Sent on 03/14/2016
Oh, and also.... I made a passing comment at a meeting with Larry before the wedding that I always wanted to hear the song Tightrope by Janelle Monae performed by a band with a horn section. Not only did they learn the song (and dedicate it to me while I was on the dance floor), but they performed it so amazingly well, I'm almost disappointed when I hear the original track now. Their horn section is INSANE, their guitarist is AMAZING (yes, I heard that little tribute riff to Jimi during the set), their vocalists are out of this world IMPRESSIVE... but most of all, Larry is unbelievably talented in arranging a great party.
Bottom line, if you want your wedding to be an incredibly memorable experience, and a true dance party, hire the Momentum Talent Group. You won't be disappointed!
User4243633 · 2+ years ago
Momentum Talent Group made our wedding day the party that it was. From start to finish, Larry was such a pleasure to work with, so responsive, open & creative... Such a great resource to bounce ideas off of and partner to collaborate with.Sent on 10/18/2015
As for the wedding day, I can't tell you how many people came up to us to compliment the band. So many were telling us it was the best band they've ever heard, and we couldn't agree more. We were SO lucky to have them as part of our wedding day... One of the best and easiest decisions we made!
Nancy · Married on 09/12/2015
Larry did an outstanding job with our daughter's wedding! Our older daughter got married six years ago and we loved Momentum so much, we HAD to have them for out second daughters wedding! He was very professional, adaptable, but most importantly, his music rocked! The dance floor was never empty, and he played a great mix of contempary and 'classic' songs. He took one brief break, per our request, but had continous music from 5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Everyone raved how great the band was and that it was the best wedding they had ever been to! Great job, one more child to go!!!Sent on 09/16/2015
Victoria · Married on 05/23/2015
Larry Eckerling is an incredible musician. My husband and I hired him to play the piano at our small wedding reception. We wanted classy background piano music to play during our lunch reception. He was a pleasure to work with and made everything so easy. Right from the first email he was professional and responsive. We gave him a list of the artists we were interested in hearing and he did the rest. Larry was also our emcee for the reception, which made the introductions and speeches go a lot more smoothly. Our guests had a great time listening for familiar songs as the afternoon went on and could not give him enough praise. Larry did a fantastic job and helped create a romantic and intimate atmosphere.Sent on 08/11/2015
Janie · Married on 03/07/2015
We hired Momentum to play at our wedding from the ceremony, to cocktails, to reception. They not only did a phenomenal job, they were great to deal with, and totally "got us" as a couple. We had a couple of calls with Larry Eckerling (leader) and a few other top rated Chicago big bands before deciding. One of the deciding factors was that with Momentum, we got to speak with and coordinate with the leader of the band that would be present at our wedding. That's not always the case with other talent groups.Sent on 03/17/2015
Our wedding was a bit different as we had a traditional Jewish ceremony and also incorporated some of my Chinese heritage during the reception, AND my husband and I are big fans of rap, hip/hop, and R&B. I thought we'd be a challenge for Larry but not at all. They learned traditional Jewish songs for our processional, and then a piano/violin rendition of Kanye West's "Homecoming" for the recessional -- truly one of my favorite moments of the day. They also did a great job working with my day-of-coordinator and the traditional Chinese Lion Dancers to transition between performances seamlessly.
We also had Momentum learn Bruce Springsteen's "When You Need Me" for the father/daughter dance, Big Pun's "Still Not a Player", and my favorite of the night - Bell Biv Devoe's "Poison". Yes, you read that correctly. Some old school BBD. And they killed it!
Momentum Talent Group's reply:It was an absolute pleasure performing for you, Lee, and your wonderful guests!
User4587468 · event on 10/04/2014
Larry was just great to work with for our Anniversary. We hosted a party for 130 guests which included a cocktail party at the beginning and the Cover Girls to open our dinner dance. Larry helped us think through the flow of the evening and was very accommodating regarding the categories of music we wanted.Sent on 12/04/2014
Equally, the individuals in the 15 piece orchestra were incredibly talented professionals. Everyone made the evening easy for us and a lot of fun.
I would be comfortable using Larry and Momentum for any event. He makes it easy and delivers on his commitments!
Silvia · Married on 09/28/2014
We hired The Momentum Talent Group for our wedding on October, 11 2014.Sent on 11/02/2014
We were very happy with our decision to hire them. A highly professional group. They definitely know what they're doing and they do it to perfection! They were able to keep our dance floor packed the entire time! So many of our guests commented on how good our band was! They offer a very versatile style that just works well for everyone.
Larry Eckerling, the band leader, was always very prompt in responding to emails and communicating in general. It was a pleasure dealing with him. We always felt as though he was out to please us in any way he could. He was a huge help in recommending music pieces in the areas we were unsure of. His knowledge and expertise really shows through.
Larry Eckerling also provided a Baroque Trio (Violin, piano & flute) for our church ceremony. The sound was enchanting! Again, so many commented on how beautiful the ceremony music was.
You will make a sound decision by choosing The Momentum Talent Group. Promise!
User4448531 · 2+ years ago
Fab-u-lous!!Sent on 10/04/2014
We still continue to get great comments from our guests about Momentum Talent Group: "What an awesome band" "My feet still hurt from dancing so much" "How did you find them?" etc.
If 2 of your goals for your event are:
* Have a great band and
* A packed dance floor
Then Momentum Talent Groupl is the band for you!!
Also, working with Larry (MTG's band leader) was nothing but a pleasure from start to finish along with providing guidance & direction during the process.
Sally · Married on 09/06/2014
Momentum Talent Group was wonderful! Everyone at our wedding said they had so much fun dancing because the band was awesome! The dance floor was hardly ever empty, aside from when the band took their break but we made a play-list for those 15 minutes. The band could tell everyone was enjoying themselves so they didn't even take a second break! Thanks for everything!Sent on 01/11/2015
Erica · Married on 08/16/2014
Best band ever! We wanted to ensure fabulous music all night long... Momentum talent Group exceeded our highest expectations!! The dance floor was packed all night!!! Highly recommend the continuous music package!!! Amazing band!! Made the night spectacular !!!!Sent on 08/24/2014
Lisa · Married on 07/26/2014
After another group left us in the lurch a month before the wedding, we found Larry Eckerling and Momentum. During our first conversation, Larry got straight to the point: he let us know that he would make it happen, and we were instantly reassured. He and the musicians certainly delivered! I assumed that we would have to make some concessions due to the late date, but the wonderful trio (guitar, cello, violin) played all the specific songs we wanted, including some rather obscure ones. They were professional and incredibly easy to work with, and the music itself was beautiful. Larry truly saved us!Sent on 08/01/2014
User4257958 · 2+ years ago
we knew from the minute that we met with Larry, that he was the entertainment that we wanted at our daughter's wedding.Sent on 07/18/2014
He was so professional and flexible throughout the entire process. He and his orchestra were able to accommodate us for the cocktail party, the dinner, and the reception music.
Everyone loved them and we are still getting calls and e-mails about them!
Avital · Married on 07/05/2014
The band was fantastic- I think quite possibly the only reason why people even danced at the party! Thank you.Sent on 07/17/2014
Deanna · Married on 05/10/2014
Thanks to Larry & the Momentum Talent Group for helping to make our wedding such a fun party. Larry was great to work with and helped us to come up with the perfect music plan for our evening -- from the ceremony to the reception and to a DJ for the after party. The Momentum Talent Group set the tone perfectly and had the whole crowd dancing the whole night. Thank you!Sent on 05/27/2014
Momentum Talent Group's reply:Thanks so much, Deanna! Your wedding was AMAZING!
Rick · Married on 12/21/2013
We hired Momentum Talent Group for both of our children's weddings and could not have possibly been more pleased with Larry's service and their performance!Sent on 01/06/2014
Mark · Married on 09/14/2013
The Momentum Talent Group absolutely nailed it on the night of our wedding. If you are looking for perfect wedding entertainment, stop what you are doing and get this unbelievable group of musicians scheduled immediately. Larry and his band were extremely professional and willing to go the extra mile throughout the planning and execution on the big day. Our dance floor was packed the entire night, and the texts and messages keep pouring in about how great this band performed. Our hats are off to this group, if we could see them perform every week we would. Great job!Sent on 09/18/2013
Momentum Talent Group's reply:Thanks so much for the wonderful review! We had an absolute BLAST playing for you!
User3513742 · 2+ years ago
We had the pleasure and honor of working with Larry and Momentum Talent Group at our wedding last evening. We enjoyed every second, from the music during cocktail hour and throughout dinner to the amazing sets played during the dancing! Larry was extremely responsive, helpful, and flexible during our planning process. We appreciated the group's professionalism, expertise and experience in playing together. Our family and friends said this was the best band they had ever heard at an event, and they literally danced for 5 straight hours! Thank you Larry and Momentum Talent Group!Sent on 09/08/2013
User3585958 · 2+ years ago
Momentum Talent Group provided both the ceremony and reception music for my wedding. The ceremony music was composed of a 43-piece orchestra playing pieces from Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, and Brahms. The reception music was an 11-piece band that played Frank Sinatra-era music.Sent on 10/07/2013
Momentum Talent Group's reply:Thank you! This was a wedding for the memory books! To be part of a wedding on the stage of Orchestra Hall was really thrilling!
Lana · Married on 07/13/2013
WOW! The band was superb!!! Absolutely AWESOME! Larry is incredible!!! Great communicator and responds within minutes of sending an email. VERY professional, very organized, AWESOME! The musicians are 'top notch'!!! The Cover Girl Violinists also played with the band...and it was a complete musical package!!! We had guests from all over the states including a guest from out of the country----Sent on 07/14/2013
they stated they have attended many weddings, receptions in Long Island, Hampton's, Manhattan, etc. This band and the Cover Girl Violinists was the best band they had ever heard!!!
We were a tad concerned initially because we had not heard them in person. We are very conscientious
about the choices we make and our need for quality in all area's of life. OH MY WORD....THEY EXCEEDED OUR EXPECTATIONS IN EVERY WAY!!! They Rock!!! If you want a professionally ran wedding reception from start to finish, the Momentum Talent Group is the band!!! With Larry orchestrating....it's flawless!!! Lana Whited, Mother of the Bride
Helene · Married on 07/06/2013
They were just perfect for our wedding. Got everyone dancing and enjoying their music. Great value and very entertainingSent on 07/10/2013
Olivia · Married on 10/13/2012
Momentum was amazing! They read the crowd so well and kept the party going. I have heard nonstop since our wedding, how great they were. We loved them!Sent on 10/21/2012
Nick · Married on 09/08/2012
The Momentum Band was the best part of our wedding, hands down. During the booking and planning process, Larry was incredibly easy to work with and accommodating. We rarely had to wait longer than a couple hours for a response to a question, and often it was within minutes. The night of, the band arrived and set up on time and were incredibly professional. The music was outstanding! Dance floor was packed start to finish and so many people complimented us on the band. For anyone contemplating whether or not to spend that extra little bit on the Momentum Band, you shouldn't think twice. These guys are the best!Sent on 09/12/2012
Ami · Married on 09/07/2012
The band was the most exciting part of our wedding day! The dance floor was packed and people still continue to talk about how AMAZING they were! Hands down the best investment on the wedding! Thank you to Larry and your team! You made our night so special!Sent on 10/10/2012