Though we saw them and hired them through Gigsalad, we knew them through seeing them locally. They play around Lake Geneva a lot and we'd seen them at Venetian Festival, Champs and Chucks. We were looking to have a band that could play music that both older and younger people would like and a band that would engage people to get up and dance. We went with the Petty Thieves because we'd seen how they helped inspire a party atmosphere and got people on their feet. We had an outside reception at a relatives house. Bryan, the band leader, helped us organize the flow of the reception and helped with announcements and emceeing. The music was great. Lots of danceable classic songs that everyone could relate to. They had most of my family dancing, even my parents, which is a minor miracle. I had also asked for them to learn a certain song for us. Bryan said that they would do their best and they did end up doing a great job on it. They set up early and also provided a microphone and speaker for the ceremony which was very helpful. They were the perfect volume. Loud and clear on the dance floor, but quiet enough by the tables where the older relatives wanted to talk. We were looking for our reception to be a an upbeat party that would be remembered. Having a good band made the difference.
Hired as: Classic Rock Band, Party Band, Rock Band, Wedding Band, Cover Band