John E. Lawrence
John E. Lawrence, band leader and guitarist extraordinaire, is one of the top jazz guitarists around. He can customize your musical entertainment, from a sequenced two piece jazz duo to an eight piece Top-Forty dance band. His band is comprised of a unique blend of musicians and vocalists that cover Motown, Top-Forty, Jazz, Funk and Blues; the list is endless!
John E. Lawrence
Thank you L'USA
Thank you Kim,
The band received rave reviews, thank you for being part of our event! This was my first year working on the event (I just joined HAP last March) so I am not sure what the history has been. I will definitely reach out to you again next year if we are given the green light to have the party again in 2015. Thanks for doing such a terrific job.
Ann Jones, Marketing Manager, Commercial Marketing & Communications Strategy, Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
Where do I begin? Skyline was AWESOME last Saturday night at Katie's wedding. The dance floor was full all night long until the very last song. Everybody was commenting on them and wanted to know where I had heard about them. Please tell the band members how everyone thought they were great!!!!! Also, thank you for helping us make all the right decisions with regards to song choice, ceremony music and staging. Soooo glad we got the stage! We highly recommend this band! Hope to work with you again in the future.
I know this email is a little delayed, but I just wanted to let you know how much we LOVED having The Jerry Ross Band at our 10/25/14 wedding. Hiring them was seriously the best decision we made for our wedding. We received a million compliments on how great the band was and they definitely kept everyone dancing the whole night. They were perfect for the Union stage (picture attached!). Seriously, I cannot say enough how great they were!! They were worthy every penny and totally made our wedding.
We also adored Stacey Mason. She was so so wonderful to work with and genuinely cared about what we wanted. She coordinated the music with the church and did such a beautiful job at the ceremony. She is amazing and a true professional.
Thanks for all your help in coordinating!! We would 1000% enthusiastically recommend Lorio-Ross/JRB/Stacey to anyone!
Best Wedding Band Ever!!
Kim-It’s hard to even know where to start when describing L’USA’s performance on Sunday past so I’ll just quote the audience-“Best Wedding Band Ever”!! I heard that quote over & over all night. You guys were 10 out of 10! From Mike’s beautiful rendition of Jeff Buckley’s Hallelujah to Eugene great jazz sax during the cocktail hour to the entire band during the reception, it was just perfect start to finish. Your chemistry on stage made the evening and the vibe you set early on really lit up the crowd. Smooth, polished & professional-what a joy to watch! The way you ended the evening was just so cool and totally unexpected. The bride & groom were so happy & greatful I thought they were going to start hugging the band! I don’t know if you noticed, but at one point even the wait staff was dancing! In closing I just want again to thank you and the band for making a great evening truly one of a kind!
Mark & Joyce Hazelroth
Review from industry professional
Just wanted to take a quick moment and share with you one of the most phenomenal event bands in the Metro Detroit area. L'USA is a group that performs a gigantic variety of music, all with an explosive energy that keeps the crowd on the dance floor all night long. They are great at getting the crowd participating while covering the greatest hits from genres like; 80s, 90s, Big Band/Swing, Classic Rock, Country, Disco, Hip-Hop, International, Jazz, Latin, R&B, Top 40/Pop. Heres a quick set just to show them creating an electric environment during this January wedding at the Inn at St. John's. Booking information can be found at Lorio Ross Sterling Entertainment.
Robert Hall Wedding Photography, AFFORDABLE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
Skyline and the Jerry Ross Band
I had the Jerry Ross Band and Skyline & The Backstreet Horns at my wedding on 3/23/13 and they were both AMAZING!!! I am still hearing from my guests about how incredible the bands were. The vocalists in both bands are excellent! I really can't thank them enough for making my wedding the best I've ever seen, and better than I ever imagined! GO SEE THESE BANDS!... You won't regret it
We were so pleased with L'USA! They were so professional and courteous, but were also great entertainers with lots of energy. Our guests could not say enough great things about them - we danced all night. The band took only 2 short breaks during their four hour show. They were amazing!
I just wanted to send you a note to tell you how impressed my fiance and I were of your performance at our friends' (Matz) wedding. So! When we started to look for bands for our own wedding, we immediately thought of LUSA.
Thank you L'USA
I just wanted to send you a note to THANK YOU again for everything. L’USA was wonderful! You were wonderful! I have had so many people that were at the wedding tell me how amazing the band was. I’ve gotten multiple “that was the best band I’ve ever heard at a wedding” comments. The bartender kept dancing behind the bar and also made the comment that you guys were the best band he’s ever seen at St. John’s. It was a great night – everything was perfect and I was so thrilled to work with you.
Thank you! We had a wonderful time and have received so many accolades for choosing L’USA for our event band. You were all wonderful and truly a pleasure to work with from day one and throughout the entire evening. Please extend my deepest appreciation to everyone in your group and I’ll be in touch again soon. Also, I’ve had several people request your information, so I’m passing it along. Hopefully you’ll get some calls for performances.
Sherry Butler, Director of Corporate Operations & Benefit Dinner, Big Brothers Big Sisters, A Community of Caring
Kim, people are still all talking and raving about the wedding and THE BAND! It was fantastic. The closing set was so fantastic and emotional, I will cherish it forever!
Well it is over and it could not have been more outstanding! Newsmaker made the night. From beginning to end (and I mean the final song), the dance floor was packed. My guests never danced so much in their life. I had numerous messages the next day telling me “the best band ever!” Some people had to take Advil from dancing so much and being sore. I cannot thank Perry Joseph and the entire band for what they gave us that night. The quality of sound the (saxophone player is awesome) the singers and the bands ability to keep the party going is on a different level than I have ever experienced before. Additionally, Perry Joseph was wonderful to work with. Professional, organized and wanting to make sure he pleased us completely. On all levels, Newsmaker hit it out of the park! There is not a single thing they could have improved. So when people call you for suggestions, know that Newsmaker represents the best in bands. Thanks for referring us to them. It was a happy, wonderful celebration that I will never forget.
Einhorn Wedding, March, 2014
How does a small town family (groom's side) and a big city girl (bride's family) get together and get along together for the first time at their wedding? The answer to this question is through Music. We were lucky enough to have booked the band Persuasion to play (from recommendations ) at our daughter's Wedding. Not only were they an amazing band but their vocals were spot on. They were able to get two complete families dancing together and having the time of their lives from the beginning of our event until the end. They were professional, looked amazing, and extremely talented. I would without hesitation recommend this band to any and all who want to have a fantastic time at their event.
We had a great time at our daughter's wedding. The Persuasion band made the evening extra special. They were professional and kept everybody dancing till late into the night. We would highly recommend this band for any future event especially for weddings. We had countless compliments about the band from friends and family. They were fantastic!
Lester and Lisa Voutsos
Charlie and I wanted to send you and your band a huge thanks - what an unreal night! Your band did an outstanding job! It was perfect and the crowd was so into it. Most of our guests were on the dance floor the entire night. The crowd involvement was just perfect as well as the song selections. Amazing energy from every member from your band especially the lead gals. We've received awesome feedback about you guys and know you'll get a lot of referrals when the time comes for them. Thank you for helping to make that the best night of our lives - we had a riot with your band!! Such a blast - truly helped set the tone for the rest of the night! A night we'll never forget and cherish forever - I hope your band had a fabulous time with us, and our family and friends at meadow brook!
Kelli & Charlie
I didn't get much chance to speak with you at the two weddings but I want you to know that your band's music and showmanship made the wedding one of the best Clark weddings ever--and we have a lot of them. You really raised the roof. I don't think I have ever seen a band work so hard and connect with the audience as well as you did.
L'USA is AWESOME
We had the absolute best time at the reception. I can't tell you how many people came up to me to say how awesome you guys were! Thank you for being a part of our day and helping to make it so memorable. You guys rock!
L'USA is Amazing
We booked L'USA off of a recommendation from the booking agent with Lorio Ross Entertainment before ever hearing them - and I cannot say enough about HOW AMAZING THIS BAND IS!! We were absolutely blown away by the high energy and fun this band brought to our wedding! Everyone kept coming up to me and telling me how awesome the band was and asking who they were! Kim, the band leader is great with communication and made sure that everything was exactly the way we wanted for our special day. He made us feel so at ease and like family when we first met after the ceremony, giving me a hug and telling me that everything is going to be perfect - and it was! The music selection was on point throughout the entire evening and by the end of the night it was like we were at a concert everyone was having so much fun! L'USA is AMAZING and a great price for what they offer! BOOK THEM NOW - DON'T WAIT! :)
I have to tell you that in the 16 years that I have been in event planning, I have NEVER seen entertainers like Phase 5! They ROCKED from start to finish! My members CANNOT STOP raving about how it was the best party that they had ever been to! In fact, they want Phase 5 again for our Gala this year as well!!
Thank you so much for recommending such a great band and for working with Western with the pricing! They were all just so talented and entertaining!!
THEY WERE AMAZING!!!
Wanted to take a few minutes after the dust settled to tell you how wonderful our experience was with Perry and the Newsmaker Band. They rocked the house and we couldn’t have been more happy with their performance. They got everyone on the dance floor to surround Adam and I as we entered for our first dance and the night just got better from there. Perry MC-ed the event perfectly. He even got my Husband to serenade me in front of all our guests – this was truly an unforgettable moment. Everyone was raving at how great the band was and we really had a great dance party. Not to mention how easy it was to coordinate the logistics with Perry. Can’t rave enough about how great they sounded and the energy they brought to our wedding. We would highly recommend them to all our friends and family. Thanks!
Yuliya & Adam
This band is amazing!
I meant to write sooner, and I hope my delay doesn't diminish what I have to say. Kim, thank you soooooooo much for recommending Newsmaker for our wedding. They were absolutely PERFECT for the occasion. The compliments have been pouring in this past month since the wedding. Everyone wants to know where we found our amazing band The dance floor was packed all night long; I think people danced until they couldn't dance anymore, lol Perry was wonderful to work with and is a real asset to the company. He really made it a point to know all the details of our wedding day, right down to the crazy last names of our wedding party (he got every single one right too!). Perry, thank you so much for all your hard work to make our special day so memorable. Brett and I couldn't be happier!!!
Skyline & The Backstreet Horns
Just a quick note to update you about Jill’s wedding this past Friday. First, Backstreet Horns was unquestionably, the hit of the event. The food was good, the ceremony was nice but the music was amazing. Bob Jensen is wonderful to work with, low maintenance and our experience with the band was first rate. It was a true pleasure to have them performing for the wedding. Everyone commented about the band multiple times and complimented us for selecting them to perform.
SBH, May, 2013
Hi Sandee, I just got back from my honeymoon and wanted to write you regarding Bob Jensen and Skyline and the Backstreet Horns (SBH) at our wedding on May 24th. I was expecting them to be good and give us a good performance, but we did not get a good performance… we got a great performance! And great may be an understatement. They were phenomenal. We got compliments from almost every guest on the energy level and the talent brought forth by SBH. My friends and family were on the dance floor all night. They did an amazing job of sensing when the crowd was growing tired and would switch up songs or genres to get people back. I have never been to a wedding with a band that was anywhere close to the level of amazing given to us by SBH. It was the single best highlight of our reception. Our wedding song was beautifully sung and performed, as well as the other songs we requested. Everything for their entire four hours was amazing. I have no negative things to say. I think they should be at every wedding. If I had to grade them, A+ is the only letter that would do.
Please let me know if there is anything else you want me to do or say to rave about them, as I strongly believe that they are a world class act and consider myself lucky to have had them perform at my wedding. Thanks again for all your help and hard work!
It’s been awhile and I apologize for the delayed email but I wanted to personally thank you and Skyline and the Backstreet Horns for an amazing night during our wedding on July 7, 2012. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, to this day still can’t stop talking about the band and how great they were.
Also, thank you so much for working on the outline with me for the reception. Everything went smoothly (from what I know, haha) and the night was perfect.
Once again Thank you Thank you THANK YOU.
Thank you would never be enough. You guys made our wedding ROCK. Thank you for everything. You guys are truly so incredible. The music was better than I imagined.
Thanks for making our wedding wonderful!!!
Semonna & Jared
Charlie and I wanted to send you and your band a huge thanks - what an unreal night! Your band did an outstanding job! It was perfect and the crowd was so into it. Most of our guests were on the dance floor the entire night. The crowd involvement was just perfect as well as the song selections. Amazing energy from every member from your band especially the lead gals. We’ve received awesome feedback about you guys and know you’ll get a lot of referrals when the time comes for them. Thank you for helping to make that the best night of our lives - we had a riot with your band!! Such a blast – truly helped set the tone for the rest of the night! A night we’ll never forget and cherish forever – I hope your band had a fabulous time with us, and our family and friends at meadow brook! Thanks again!!!
Kelli & Charlie
January 25, 2014
Sure enjoyed your band Saturday night in Flint at Club 401. You were all awesome, and I really enjoyed the sax guy's solo. Although I must admit... I am a Tom Scott fan, so I'm kinda partial to the sax....
Thanks again for providing us with a wonderful evening of music. Everyone who I talked with was very impressed with L'USA, and I hope the great performance results in more events for you. Know that I will be the first to recommend the group to anyone who asks. Thanks again.
October, 2013 Wedding
I just wanted to thank you for the great job that you and L'USA did at Megan and Ryan's wedding Saturday night. From the moment that we met you last January we felt totally confident that we were in great hands and never once worried that you wouldn't deliver as promised. Being in the business that I am I know how important the entertainment portion is - I think Ryan thought I was crazy when I started working on the band immediately, but totally understood Saturday night why it was so important. You kept the night moving along in a professional and entertaining way - we got so many compliments about you guys and we'll make sure to pass along your information to anyone who asks. Thanks again and hope that we run into you and L'USA again.
Good Afternoon Kim,
Thank you for doing such an amazing job! We loved the band and you def. helped the reception run perfectly smooth! By far the coolest was going up on stage and then crowd surfing! Please tell me you have a video to send of it?!? I am the first of all my friends to get married so I hope you receive some future business from the event becuase all I heard was great feedback!
Megan & Ryan Kosch
Thank you L'USA
You guys where a total hit and I wouldn't haven't done anything different for all of you! It was an honor and pleasure to have you join us! I hope that I will have the opportunity to have another occasion to invite all of you back! Thank you so much!
July, 2013 Wedding
Just back from our honeymoon -
We were thrilled with your performance! Please let everyone in the band know that the compliments from attendees are still coming in.
So glad you enjoyed the location and facilities. We will be recommending all of you for years to come.
Tom & Marilyn
June, 2013 Wedding
Thanks Kim for doing such a fabulous job! We have had so many compliments on "the band"! I just dropped Nicole and Tim off at the airport for their honeymoon to Hawaii! I will call you with my debit card number in a bit. That last journey song with them on stage will go down in family history :)
150 year anniversary BLET
The band was great, everyone comment on the quality of the performance and I would like to thank you on behalf of myself and the BLET for making our celebration one to remember, nice job to everyone in L'USA!
Mike Twombly, BLET National Vice President