Here is what some of our past wedding clients have said ...

Dear Jim and Band,

OMG!  You guys (girl), simply put, made our wedding!  Every time I was near the dance floor I had trouble getting on because of the crowd!  We felt that you guys would do a great job when we booked you, but we had no idea you were that good in a wedding type of environment (you looked nice too by the way).  While we were confident when we booked you, our parents were pushing us in the wedding “Orchestra” direction, and now they’re your biggest fans!  The other day my Mom asked where they could go see you play.  Anyway, we owe you a huge “Thank You!!!!!”  You made our wedding the one that our friends are still talking about a month later, and three of them asked for your contact information, so you should be getting some calls if you haven’t already.  Great job and thank you for being so accommodating with all of my “nervous bride” questions throughout the planning process!  We’ll see you soon (maybe with my Mom J).

Mark and Jenn



We were just saying yesterday (our 2 week anniversary) that if we were doing it all again one thing we would definitely NOT change is the band.  We and everyone else thought both nights (rehearsal dinner and reception) were great. If we throw a bash here in NYC, we are bringing you in. …A bit like carrying coals to Newcastle, but all the same we would. Thanks for a great couple of evenings.



Dear Jim,

Thank you so much to you and the rest of Underwater People for your help in creating such a fun and memorable wedding night. You did a fantastic job of reading our guests and playing tunes that kept everyone dancing all night long. You created the perfect mood! I can't begin to tell you about all of the great things we have heard from our guests about you guys! I will not hesitate to recommend Underwater People to any of my future clients. I look forward to us working together again soon! 

Many Thanks! Theresa


Hi Jim,

Well I can't believe it has been a month already since our wedding at Michigan Shores Club. I just wanted to send you a note to tell you how much we LOVED the band. I have had rave reviews on our reception from so many people, and everyone agreed that the band made a good wedding into a fantastic wedding! As I am sure you could tell since they would not let you stop playing! Thanks for going the extra mile, and playing a few more songs. I will never forget the final song with everyone in a circle around us and John Denver Country Road. Sounds sappy, but when you are buzzed at the end of the night, it was perfect!  

And by the way, Matt and I thought you guys nailed For Once in my Life! We didn't know what to expect, and had been practicing our dance to Stevie Wonder, and you guys didn't change a thing, didn't miss a beat....and for me our first dance will always be one of my best memories of my wedding! thanks again for everything!



Hi Jim and Jacob (and the rest of the Underwater People Group),

Chris and I just wanted to send a huge thank you for making our wedding such a huge success!  I can’t tell you how many times over and over again my guests commented on how amazing you were.  Many said having you guys there was the best part of the wedding and you truly do an amazing job.  Other guests commented that they thought they were at a wedding and a really good concert at the same time!  You blew away my guests expectations as a band, and I can’t tell you how much that meant to Chris and myself.

Thank you again for everything you did for us, we had a night we’ll never forget!

Best, Stephanie


Dear Jim and Underwater People-

I just wanted to again thank you so much for the wonderful music you provided for our wedding. It was SO AWESOME! You played such great songs at the reception, did a great job with introductions, and I totally loved the ceremony music. You kept our guests dancing the whole night and were truly a memorable part of our special day!...We hope you have a chance to play in the Naperville area sometime soon, my friends and I miss dancing...

Thanks again,

Jaye Finerd


Hello Underwater People, 

Liz and I got married at Germania Place, in Chicago. I know you perform all the time, so I do not expect you to remember everything. If it helps, it was the night Germania Place was about 90 degrees and I was the sweatiest groom ever. 

Since our wedding, EVERYBODY has been asking about you guys. Most people already knew of your band, and could not believe we were actually lucky enough to have you perform. You truly made the night that much more special. In my speech, I mentioned we saw you play 5 years ago. Liz said that night you would be playing at our wedding whenever that might be. I can say again, the entire wedding was happy Liz kept that business card.

Thanks, and I hope to see a concert soon, 

Jeff Robinson 


Jim - 

“The best band ever”!  “Where did you find that awesome band”?!  “They played everything I loved”!  Those are just a few quotes from our wedding guests.  You guys were everything we could have hoped for and more!  From the Tim McGraw song, (which you guys did a great job on for our first dance) to the redneck country medley to the Samples to Sinatra, you guys were just terrific on every tune.  Thanks for making our night so special and so memorable!

Thanks again, Ed and Jen K. 



I wanted to shoot you a quick note of thanks. Everyone had a wonderful time at the reception and in large part it’s because of you! Underwater People made all our dreams come true! And its still the talk of all our friend and families, thanks so much. We can bring the people together, but your performance made everyone (young, old and everyone in between) want to get up and dance the night away.

Much love and appreciation - 

Katie & Richard


Dear Jim, Jacob and Underwater People,

I keep having delayed-reaction emotional meltdowns thinking about our wedding.  It was such a moving day for Rachel and myself and I have shed many tears since the event thinking about all of the energy in the Cultural Center during the day and evening.  Anyway, you guys were sensational!  I had incredibly high expectations when I signed up Underwater People, but all of you were better than I ever could have imagined.  The music brought out so much love, emotion and fun…I never took a dance break while you were playing.  Thanks for everything, Steve and Rachel


Dear Jim,

Nate and I want to thank you for such an awesome time at our wedding!  You all made our reception amazing and unforgettable.  We could not have picked a better band.  We want you to know that we received so many compliments about you.  We would recommend you all to everyone.  Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you around Chicago.  P.S.  Sorry about the chicken dance (which, for never having played it, you did a great job!)

Nate and Ashley


Dear Jim,

Wow!!!  We are so happy with Underwater People’s performance at our wedding!  From the ceremony to the cocktail hour, to the reception - the versatility of the band members was incredible!  We especially liked the “Cuneo Version” of “If I had a Million $’s” and watching our niece Emily perform “The Wheels on the Bus”.  Everything you did was loved by all.  Thank you for making our evening so great!

Mark and Beth 


Dear Jim, (and the rest of the band too)

Where do I start??   Our wedding reception was absolutely amazing.  I can't even begin to tell you how much everyone enjoyed it (if the packed danced floor was not evidence enough!!)  I have had several people tell me ours was the most fun they have ever had at a wedding!  That is quite a compliment and we have you to thank you.

As a huge fan, having you there made my night incredibly special.  Matt and I had such a great time, enjoyed every one of your songs and loved seeing everyone dance the night away.  Also, thank you for being so accomodating (no break) and understanding about the late schedule.

Jim, thank you again for a truly remarkable night.  I look forward to seeing you guys play real soon.

Warmest Regards,



Dear Underwater People,

Since our wedding day time has passed so quickly.  We wanted to get a note to all of you for such a wonderful performance and added touch to our reception.  I am sure every couple thinks that their day was perfect, but I have to say that ours was absolutely awesome!  Your performance was the main reason.  We’ve  seen you perform in several Chicago area clubs, but you out did yourselves at our reception!  We had people of all ages there and they all said that they have never been to a wedding reception that was as fun as ours, nor had they ever seen a band that was as talented and had the energy level of Underwater People.  We couldn’t believe how crowded the dance floor was all night!  We have some great pictures of you guys that we’ll send you soon.

Thanks again!

Rick and Lee Ann


Hello there,

I just wanted to thank you all again for playing at our wedding.  Bill and I had an absolute blast having you there.  Now that we're back from our honeymoon, we're hearing reports that all our guests danced all night because you were so great!  I have three friends that want you to play at different functions.  Block party in Northbrook, wedding in St. Louis, and 20th high-school reunion in Chagrin Falls, OH.  Okay, not so exotic, but flattering, right?  

Thanks again, and good luck to all of you.

Jen Brooks

p.s.  The Polish aunts and uncles loved the polka!