"The performance of Atlas made our wedding. That is all any of our guests could talk about. From the first note they played, they amazed every one. Every one from my 75- year old uncle ("It was impossible to stay in your seat!") to the teenagers who were dancing all night. Even our New York friends were beyond impressed.
Atlas was also extremely professional and accommodating. And during their performance you could tell they love what they do- it shone through on every song. Their enthusiasm combined with their pure talent and camaraderie was the perfect mix. They are hard to beat, and I feel lucky to have found them."
Leah Cannan - TIME Magazine - NY, NY (Buffalo, NY Wedding)
"Thank you for making our wedding so awesome....Atlas was absolutely phenomenal! Your sound, style and energy were "electric" and you really brought our celebration to life. Our guests, mostly from big cities like New York City, Atlanta, Chicago, Montreal and Toronto, had the BEST time dancing and have not stopped raving about how fantastic you were. You beyond exceeded our expectations. We can't thank you enough for helping to make our wedding day so fantastic and memorable."
Susan Sagan - PEOPLE Magazine - NY, NY (Rochester, NY Wedding)
"What a PARTY!!!! You guys were everything and MORE that I expected. Thank you for keeping the party going. All I wanted - was there to be a constant flow. I didn't want any dead air or space for people to get board. I wanted you to come out swinging. That you did. HELL YEA. I had a blast and so did everyone I spoke to (and I don't think they were just saying that!!)
Oh and on top of all of it, you guys can jam. Your voices and harmonies were stunning and your musicianship was tight. There were a LOT of musicians and artists in our group and you impressed them all. Thanks for everything over and over again."
Nicole and Jim Flamia - Nashville, TN (Fingerlakes Wedding)
Thank you, thank you, thank you for helping to make our wedding out of this world. People cannot stop talking about how great you guys were ... we needed a bigger dance floor. Everyone, from our parents to our nieces and nephews, loved the music. We were so lucky to have great weather, energy, and people at our wedding, but the Atlas Band stole the show. We absolutely loved it when the horns came onto the dance floor and jammed with the crowd and when the bride got to sing "Brown Eyed Girl" up on stage! Also, the acoustic guitar versions of "Blackbird" and "In My Life" during the ceremony were just perfect. You helped make our wedding that much more memorable. We couldn't be happier.
Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts ... you all are not only great musicians but also incredibly fun people to have around ..."
Kristen and Jonny Taylor - Thousand Islands, NY
Hannah and I wanted to take an opportunity to sincerely thank you and the band for your unbelievable performance at our wedding. Without question, the most compliments about the evening have been about the band. You guys made our night so extraordinarily special, and we cannot put into words how tremendous your contribution was. The band's rendition of "I Will" was everything we could have asked for, and your sets throughout the night provided the perfect combination of supercharged excitement and sweet romance.
Thank you again for your incredible effort. It will not be forgotten."
Mike and Hannah. Willard Straight Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
"We cannot thank you enough for the amazing performance you gave at our wedding reception at the Sheraton Syracuse University. More than a week later and still all anyone can talk about is how the band MADE the evening. Your professionalism and musicianship were astounding. We’d especially like to thank John for all his help in planning the event and leading the group, George for also leading the group and being so nice to talk to, and Ronny and Jerry for their kind words after the show and for being so much fun. Eric, Andre, Steve, Peter and Julianne, thank you for all you did to make the performance as spectacular as it was.
You are all an amazing group of people and we will never forget what and incredible night is was thanks to you."
Pat and Renee Hughes (Sheraton, Syracuse University.)
"I looked across the dance floor during the last hour of our wedding reception and almost started crying. There was my dad, competitive ballroom dancer and shyest man alive at parties, shaking his hips to “Play That Funky Music.” My mom, who is always on the fringes of any dance floor, was twirling to the music with my bridesmaid’s boyfriend, and my cousin, who usually skips weddings completely, was dancing with everyone!
It’s been a month since our wedding, and the compliments are still rolling in. Everyone is saying it was the best wedding they’ve ever been to, and the most fun reception and the best band they’ve ever heard at a wedding. Honestly, I think we owe at least half of our accolades to Atlas, who got everyone on the dance floor and kept them there all night. They were so professional and made everything so fun for us, we really felt like we were throwing the party of the decade. We’ve even heard the other vendors complimenting the band, so we knew we really brought together the A-Team!
Atlas also allowed my husband’s father and brother to stand in on trombone and it meant the world to us to have that personal touch!
Thank you John, George, Jerry and Atlas for making our wedding the best day of our lives."
Marti & Steve Post - Columbus, OH (Wedding in Hammondsport, NY)
You guys blew everybody's mind. When I say everybody, I mean every person I've talked to since the wedding has said the same thing "The band was awesome." It's true, I couldn't say it better.
The funktastic time started when little Emma was out on the floor dancing while most were seated for dinner. Then my bride saw her and we both went and danced. Soon the floor was packed, the tunes were pumping, and we danced hard before dinner was even served. Finally I think you guys were proded to slow it down a bit so people would sit down and eat their dinners. I wolfed down my dinner just so we get back to dancing. And boy did we dance. I don't remember a time when the floor was empty. It was such a great time, and the band was tight, tight, tight.
One of the best times of my life, and Atlas layed down the soundtrack."
Brent Buckman and Nicole Calcagni-Buckman (Oak Hill C.C. - Rochester, NY)
"John and all the members of Atlas,
All I can say is WOW! You guys were absolutely phenomenal, EVERYONE had so much fun. I can't begin to tell you how thankful my family is to have shared our special day with you guys. It was truly the best party that I have ever been to, and the best part is that it was my own wedding!
Thank You again so much for everything that you all did to make it such an unforgettable evening. Please let the rest of the band know how grateful we are for the unbelievable performance!
P.S. The pictures on the website are GREAT!"
Shane and Erin Simser (Watertown, NY)
"I would like to take a second to thank all of you!! You guys are unbelievable! Every second of that wedding was a riot! I have been to weddings & shows in sackets before, but now im officially a groupie : )
My family was very nervous and stressed for weeks prior to this wedding, but you guys made it amazing! I hope you all had fun, people are still talking about it!
Thanks again for making my brother's special day exceptionally special! That is the most fun I have ever had.
PS-Thanks for letting me rock the tambourine! my hand still hurts haha"
Tyler Simser, Best Man (Watertown, NY)
"The Atlas Band was beyond description Saturday night at my daughter's wedding reception! The Golden Ballroom at the Statler Hotel hasn't been filled with sound like that since the big bands made it a regular tour stop!
We wanted to make sure that there was joy and celebration at Carolyn and Paul's party and you delivered. Did you ever. From the first song to the last you had everyone up and on the floor. There were so many classics that you delivered faultlessly! The 7 song tribute to Motown was our table's favorite, but it could have been any number of other songs.
Our thanks to you and the Band. We are so fortunate to have had you available for this special time in our girl's life. She'll remember this her whole life."
Brian Cory (Father of the Bride) Buffalo, NY
"Dear John and Atlas band members,
You all did a fabulous job on Sunday at the wedding at Aurora Inn. Everyone remarked about the music -- and just thoroughly enjoyed your wonderful talents.
Please add us to your every growing list of fans, and don't hesitate to use us as a reference. There were guests who almost never dance -- and they could not resist your sounds - and were out there boogie-ing!
Many thanks for helping to make the wedding so special,"
Robin & Edward Dubovi ( Aurora, NY)
"Dear John and the members of Atlas,
Thank you so much for making our wedding reception an absolute BLAST! You guys (and girl) rocked the house! The compliments keep rolling in from all of our guests on how fabulous you were. We could not have asked for anything better. It was such a great party and everyone was dancing with made us so happy!!
Thanks so much for everything and we hope to see you guys perform again soon."
Tim and Molly (Buffalo, NY)