Anya Hinkle & Tellico Reviews

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27 Reviews for Anya Hinkle & Tellico

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5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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  • Abby

    Abby Sachs · Married on 10/26/2019

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    Last minute decision to hire a band was the best wedding decision we made!

    Tellico performed at our wedding on 10/26/19! We had originally planned on using a DJ or even just having a playlist that someone plugged into a speaker. We attended a wedding one-month prior to ours that had a great band and having live music truly amplified the entire experience. With a little room left in our budget, we decided we would look around to see if there was anyone open on our date. We found Tellico through google searches. All of their stellar reviews plus their recording samples made us decide to book them for the entire wedding. It was the best decision we made! Anya was so sweet and helpful (not to mention talented) in helping us put everything together in just a few weeks. She had such a warm persona that I asked her to have some champagne in our getting ready room! The most important part though is the music and they were truly amazing! I was worried we didn't really have a dancing crowd but it turns out everyone REALLY danced. It definitely would not have been the same without Tellico. Our guests are still raving about them! I really don't think our wedding would have been as special without them!

    Sent on 12/04/2019

    Anya Hinkle & Tellico's reply:

    Your wedding was such a blast! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Y'all burned the barn down with your dancing! Thank you for welcoming us into your circle.
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    Kristin · Married on 10/13/2019

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    Tellico is a true gem

    What a treat it was to have Tellico during our cocktail hour. Tellico’s bluegrass/folk vibes complimented the mountain views at our venue just perfectly. They are absolutely unique and will add a special experience to any event. I absolutely loved them, and so did our guests! Anya was delightful and quick to respond to emails. You won’t regret the decision to hire Tellico.

    Sent on 11/13/2019

    Anya Hinkle & Tellico's reply:

    You guys put on a first class event and we were honored to be a part of it! So great making contact with you and thank you for keeping in touch, all best with your music!
  • Jeremy

    Jeremy Konar · Married on 05/26/2019

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    The perfect soundtrack to a wedding in the mountains

    Anya and her band honestly had a huge part in making our perfect wedding visions a reality. I found Tellico online and liked their music, and one conversation on the phone with Anya put me at ease immediately, and we hired her to perform at our ceremony and cocktail hour. Anya had worked at our venue near Asheville before and it was evident that the staff there REALLY enjoyed working with her, which is always a good sign. Our conversations leading up to the event were great, especially since we weren't always super clear about we wanted - she gave us lots of options and samples to hear. Most impressively, we asked Anya and her band to learn a traditional Jewish piece for our wedding, which she was game to tackle and carried out with great fidelity. We had a very impressive, very theatrical, very good wedding band play our reception, but I thought (and everybody else's comments confirmed to me) that Anya and Tellico were superb artists who set the mood perfectly for the ceremony and the evening. They understood what we needed and made it happen with a minimum of fuss. They played a number of pieces acoustically for our procession (Townes Van Zandt's "If I Needed You" being a notable highlight, which we had never heard before it was suggested by Anya) before moving and plugging in for the happy hour. In a process that is unavoidably hectic and stressful, working with Anya and Tellico just felt like something that was "taken care of" from the start - I never once felt worried they wouldn't deliver exactly what we were hoping for. If you want something folksy (but elevated), sincere and fun, and especially if you want to capture some of the spirit of the mountains, definitely call Anya and Tellico. We ended up including copies of their most recent album in thank-you gifts and have been really, really trying to see them play again in the area but it just hasn't worked out yet. We listen to their music when we want to relive our wedding, and we think you will, too!

    Sent on 07/28/2020

    Anya Hinkle & Tellico's reply:

    I’ll never forget the special day at the Farm, you both created a special feeling on that beautiful day. Hope things have been good for you both since then and you’re growing a great garden!
  • Emily

    Emily · Married on 09/22/2018

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    Beautiful sound, super nice people!

    Tellico was so wonderful! They played a great mix of songs, and all my guests raved about how great the bluegrass was. They let us use their set-up to play our own music during dinner, and we used their microphone for speeches as well. They were very communicative during the process, and worked with me to choose a first dance song.

    Sent on 10/21/2018
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    Mike · Married on 04/28/2018

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    This band is amazing! They made our wedding day so special and we’re so thankful to have had their incredible musical talents on display. Anya is wonderful to work with and they make everything easy. Book them if you can!

    Sent on 04/30/2018
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    Katie · Married on 02/17/2018

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    Tellico did a superb job with both our cocktail hour and reception. They were great at reading the room and matching the tone of their music to our crowd, whether they wanted to get up and dance or sit and take everything in. Tellico learned and performed a cover of a song that was meaningful to my family for our first dance, and it sounded great. I got compliments from several guests saying their music was a highlight of the wedding. Anya and her crew were great to work with and super accommodating of all our requests. I hope to hear them play again someday!

    Sent on 02/25/2018
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    Amanda · Married on 11/04/2017

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    Anya an the Tellico team were so easy to work with through out the planning process. They provided music suggestions, samples and were incredibly responsive when we emailed about anything. Our guests raved about the acoustic music they played during our ceremony and reception. They were the perfect balance of "breathe and take it all in" and "get up and dance." Even my planner brought up how wonderful it was to work with the Tellico crew. They were the second vendor I booked in my wedding planning process and I could not be happier with that choice!

    Sent on 11/13/2017
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    Sara · Married on 10/21/2017

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    We had Tellico come and play at our Gala at the Biltmore. The day they played, they had been in the recording studio, so it meant so much to us that they went out of their way to come to our event. It really made the cocktail hour enjoyable! I would gladly hire them again, and recommend them to anyone!

    Sent on 11/09/2017
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    Julia · Married on 10/06/2017

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    Tellico is AMAZING! From the beginning to the end, Tellico has been absolutely wonderful to work with. Anya responded quickly to my initial request (even though she was all the way in Japan!) and we have continued to communicate easily throughout these past many months leading up to my wedding. On the day of, they played a beautiful cover of our favorite bluegrass song, and were a huge hit with all of the guests. Everyone commented to me how much they loved them, and even my friends who are themselves in bluegrass bands commented on how great they were. They provided the perfect backdrop to my farm wedding; it wouldn't have been the same without them. I highly, highly recommend them - you won't regret it. Thank you, Anya and Tellico!

    Sent on 10/11/2017
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    Jesse · Married on 06/17/2017

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    Wowwy wow wow!

    Tellico was terrific and fairly price. All of our guests commented on the wonderful live music at the ceremony and cocktail hour. We were very glad they were available. They perfectly matched the Asheville vibe!

    Sent on 07/05/2017
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    Michael · Married on 06/17/2017

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    We used Tellico for the outdoor wedding of our daughter at a farm in Marshall NC, about 30 minutes from Asheville. Arranging the contract very straight-forward and we thought good value. They performed for wedding itself and then for the outdoor reception afterwards. The NC style was perfect for the venue and the vocals and instrumentals high quality. Good website to see their portfolio but also flexible in adapting our favorites. The music was a high point of the wedding.

    Sent on 07/13/2017
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    Andrew · Married on 10/29/2016

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    Tellico did an amazing job playing our wedding! Their folksy sound was the perfect complement to our mountain venue; they did a great job of mixing bluegrass classics with original music, varying the pace to fit the current mood, and they even allowed the occasional guest to take over the microphone for short cameos. The organic nature of their performance highlighted their talent as musicians and gave the event a unique and genuine atmosphere. Anya worked with us throughout the process of planning the wedding, suggested songs for various moments, and learned a few special requests. The entire band was friendly and mingled with guests during breaks, and we got many complements regarding the band and music at the wedding. I would highly recommend Tellico for bringing a fun and authentic folk/bluegrass sound to any event!

    Sent on 11/03/2016
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    Heather · Married on 09/16/2016

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    We LOVED Tellico!! Anya was so responsive and accommodating with her responses. Her suggestions were great, and the professionalism of the band as a whole was just terrific. The music is amazing, and they were worth EVERY penny. It was so great to offer our guests something special and it really fit so well with the mountain setting. The acoustics for the ceremony were perfect; we really can't say enough good things.

    Sent on 10/07/2016
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    Sarah · Married on 08/06/2016

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    Tellico was the prefect choice for us! Anya was always quick to respond, and the band learned our first dance song on short notice (like 10 days). They took care of set up and break down, and just made it easy for us. The music was fantastic, and they kept it up-tempo and fun. People were constantly dancing! They perfectly complimented our wedding day, and we could not have been happier with them!

    Sent on 08/11/2016
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    Megan · Married on 07/30/2016

    5.0
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    Tellico is fantastic! I can not recommend them highly enough. Their music is absolutely gorgeous and they go out of their way to tailor their services to your needs. They will provide you with an extensive list of music to choose from that includes both Tellico originals and classics from some of your favorite musicians. If you are looking for a soulful group of unbelievably talented, professional musicians to play your event -- look no further. They were without doubt the highlight of our wedding.

    Sent on 08/05/2016
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    Anne · Married on 07/09/2016

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    They were fabulous! The music was great and they were all delightful! Great band!

    Sent on 07/31/2016
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    Annie · Married on 07/01/2016

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    We used Tellico for a conference, not a wedding, and they were wonderful. They played for our last night party after a full week of hard work. Participants said we had the best final night party ever, and this conference has been happening for 35 years. They showed up, played their hearts out. paid attention to who was dancing to different songs and adjusted for the crowd. We loved them. The 35th international calligraphy conferences was held at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, NC in June 2016

    Sent on 10/05/2016
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    Amie · Married on 04/30/2016

    5.0
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    Tellico was so awesome at our wedding! Everyone loved the music and Anya's special twang! They also learned more than a few special songs (You are my Sunshine, Family Tradition and Hava Nagila!) that we had in mind for the ceremony and the reception and pulled them off beautifully! Anya and the rest of the band are great to work with, super responsive, organized and easy to communicate with. When dealing with multiple vendors and planning a wedding the last thing you want do deal with is someone without these skills, so hire Tellico! You will be so glad you did!

    Sent on 05/04/2016
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    Michie · Married on 12/04/2015

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    The band was amazing! When our original venue had to close last minute due to a plumbing problem, the band graciously rearranged everything, picked up sound equipment, and met us at the new space. Great, fun music to dance to! I wish the event was longer so that we could have listened to them more. Will definitely catch them in concert!

    Sent on 12/16/2015
  • User6034251 · 2+ years ago

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    The members of Tellico Band are not only incredible musicians, but incredibly kind people. They bring with them a warm atmosphere, and the music truly brings a party together for everyone - from people who love to dance, to those who like to stand and watch, to those who simply want to hear something nice in the background. This band is a serious crowd pleaser. You can't go wrong with Tellico.

    Sent on 12/08/2015
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    Anneliese · Married on 10/25/2015

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    We loved Tellico at our wedding! They added an extra special touch to our ceremony and cocktail hour!! Anya and the rest of the band were so accommodating, they ended up learning an adaptation of a Mumford and Sons song for our processional. The processional was hauntingly beautiful and will last in our memories for a long time to come!

    Sent on 11/17/2015
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    Austin · Married on 10/24/2015

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    Tellico was simply amazing. Anya and the band were very easy to work with and added a lot to the atmosphere of our ceremony and cocktail hour. They reached out to us via email to choose songs for our special day, and had a lot of beautiful originals to choose from and great suggestions for appropriate cover songs. The ceremony music was played acoustic and they sounded awesome. During cocktail hour (and a half) they used their PA and got everyone dancing. Our guests raved about them; they have such a lovely sound. We couldn't recommend them more. Thanks Tellico!

    Sent on 11/09/2015
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    Stephanie · Married on 09/26/2015

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    We were so happy to have Tellico perform for our outdoor ceremony and reception - they were such a special part of the day. The music was beautiful and poignant, and during the reception fun and engaging. Anya was so helpful during the planning process. She gave us great guidance on the songs for the ceremony and what we wanted for the first dance. I highly recommend this band.

    Sent on 11/10/2015
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    Elizabeth · Married on 06/07/2014

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    Thank you so much to Anya and the rest of Tellico for providing a wonderful soundtrack to our wedding day! Leading up to the wedding, we touched base multiple times to establish our timeline for the day, request a few special songs, and talk about the details of the wedding ceremony and reception. On the wedding day, Anya absolutely took care of everything we'd discussed which meant we didn't have to think about the details at all! From the acoustic music during the ceremony and cocktail hour to the plugged-in sets from the band and off our iPod playlists during the reception, we never had to worry about the music once - Anya kept everything running smoothly throughout the night. We picked Tellico because we love their "Appalachiacana" bluegrass sound and adore Anya's voice and they played their own songs beautifully, plus covered the ones we'd requested gorgeously. We can't recommend Anya and Tellico enough!

    Sent on 06/25/2014
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    Julia · Married on 04/14/2014

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    We came across Anya in our research for a wedding reception band online. As soon as we heard her voice we knew she would be perfect for the overall feel of our wedding. We met with her over a year in advance because we were planning from out of state; she is such a kind and warm person. Coming up to the wedding, she kept in contact with us and updated us on the details. The day of, the entire band was so nice and professional. They even played our playlist on their sound system in between sets and Anya made a few announcements for us. Their music, look and feel was EXACTLY what we wanted and all of our guests had a great time! They also took the time to learn/create their own version of our first dance song request as well as a few of our other favorite songs. We would highly recommend Tellico as your wedding musicians.

    Sent on 05/16/2014