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Here's what people had to say after we played...

"I just wanted to address the band and say what a wonderful job you all did at my buddy's house this weekend. Ann's 40th birthday party in Kettering. In my younger days I spent thirteen years in Nashville TN and accomplished two recording contracts: Almo Irving Sounds Nashville division and Atlantic Records. I haven't seen a band with such dedication since moving back to my hometown of Beavercreek. Great Job."
    -Craig Black, party guest

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"Everyone loved the band again - they raved about your performance. Thank you so much for being so wonderful to work with. You all do such a great job and I can't say enough thanks. Take care and keep in touch! "
    -Beth Hutter, Director Major Gifts and Planned Giving, Miami Valley Hospital Foundation

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"I wanted you to know how much I appreciated and enjoyed working with you and the band. Thank you for being so professional and for all that you did to make our event so successful. Our guests had so much fun dancing!"
    -Beth Hutter, Director Major Gifts and Planned Giving, Miami Valley Hospital Foundation

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"I wanted to personally thank you for such an amazing performance Saturday night. A wonderful time was had by all and for such a great cause. I wanted you to know that with your simple donation of your band for the Cha Cha silent auction 2011, This Side UP raised almost $10,000 for Dayton Children's! Between the purchase of the band during the silent auction, the discounted rate that you gave to us, as well as the donations that we received Saturday night, This Side Up has made a huge difference in the lives of many children. THANK YOU!!! We look forward to hearing you at Cha Cha May 11, 2013,!! Thank you again for all that you have done for Dayton Children's!"
    -Jennifer Almoney, Children's Hospital Women's Board

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"Thank you so much for your fantastic performance at our wedding. The hats were a hit and got everyone out on the dance floor, which is exactly what we wanted :-) We couldn't be happier with the entertainment! Thank you!"
    -Elizabeth & Nathan Ray

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"Thank you so much for playing at our wedding and helping make our night so spectacular. You guys are absolutely amazing and I had tons of people all night tell me how much they were enjoying you. Also, thanks for being so great to work with and making our last minute changes a breeze. Thanks again."
    -Tyler & Katie Urse

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"Thank you so much for playing at our wedding reception. All night people were up dancing and that's exactly what we wanted! Thanks again."
    -Andrea & Daniel Durnell

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"I just wanted to thank you and the band for being so amazing at Maria and Rick's wedding. You have been easy to work with from the beginning and your playing the other night was just outstanding. Everyone was raving about 'how great the band was!' It was a pleasure to work with you--I appreciate your professionalism and enthusiasm! Thanks again.
P.S. You were right about the hats!"

    -Barbara Gorman, mother of the bride

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"Hi guys! I just wanted to comment on how great you were on the Main Stage. The crowd was loving you! You had a big group dancing down there like I've not really seen before at past Urban Nights. We received tons of great comments and just wanted to pass that along. Thanks for a great evening!"
    -Courtney Deutsch, Special Events Manager for Downtown Dayton Partnership

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"Brock and I cannot thank you enough for everything you did to make our wedding such an enjoyable event last night! Our guests really, really enjoyed themselves and could not stop talking about the band! All of my relatives called today to say that was the best time they have ever had at a wedding! You did such an amazing job and we had a blast! None of the guests wanted to leave-they wanted you to keep playing! Even the bartenders were dancing and singing along! I must say that the hats and boas were a great effect as well! I just cannot say enough positive things, so thank you for everything!"
    -Carissa Smith nee Baker

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"First of all I would like to say what an amazing job all of you did at Erin and Rob's Wedding on Saturday night. The word that comes to mind is PERFECT. Everyone was coming up to Mike and I telling us how much they loved the band. The reception was a blast and I really don't know how it could have been any more fun. I must say it was one of the best wedding receptions I have ever been to (if I say so myself). I know everyone who attended will be talking about it for years to come. Thank you all soooooooooooo much. Keep on on doing what you you do, because you are such a class act and I mean that from the bottom of my heart. Good Luck and Best Wishes Always! P.S. Kim could you please let me know what you need me to do to get copies of the pictures you took at the reception. I would love to have a copy of them."
    -Carol Janson, mother of the bride
And yes Carol, we're happy to provide full-scale photos for a nominal fee
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"THANK YOU so much for being such a wonderful part of our wedding! I truly can not even begin to express how happy we were with our choice in a band for our wedding. Seriously - you all were MORE than amazing! Just so you know - we had people asking about you all non-stop. We heard from sooooo many people that you all were the BEST band they have ever heard at a wedding (and this group has been to A LOT of VERY amazing weddings). I can say that everyone was so impressed with you all. We will most definitely be highly reccommending you all to ANYONE that we come across that is looking for a band. From the set list, to the variety of music played, to how you all did such an amazing job keeping the crowd going the ENTIRE night, we could not have asked for anything better! P.S. The hats were a TOTAL hit! I'm so glad that we didn't do away with them. What a fun touch! Keep doing what you're doing! I am so sad it's over - we want to do it all over again! Thank you for adding so much to our special day."
    -Sally & Charlie Wolfe, July newlyweds

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"Just wanted to let you know that "This Side Up" did a fabulous job at my daughter's wedding last weekend. They were perfect. They had everybody up and dancing the entire evening....great music! From the minute they started playing, people did not leave the dance floor. I have never been at a wedding like that before. Since we were a bit late starting (had surprise fireworks) they played straight through without a break. We really appreciated that. We even talked them in to playing a bit longer. Nobody wanted the party to end!"
    -Doret Tookey, mother of the bride

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"Thank you so much! The band was incredible! We received dozens of compliments throughout the night (and after) about how great you all looked and sounded! From the looks of your website, it doesn't look like you're hurting for gigs, but you still might get some extra business from some of our reception guests. Melissa and I are still in awe. I researched dozens of bands for weeks before finally finding and selecting you. We could not have made a better choice! Your energy was contagious. We hope you had as much fun as we did!"
    -Damian Synadinos, April newlywed
And yes, we absolutely had as much fun as you did!
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"We can't thank you enough for the amazing job you did at our wedding reception. Almost 2 months later and people are still talking about how great you guys were and how much fun the reception (and hats) were! Thank you so much and thank you for making our night so special"
    -Kaitlyn and Ryan Ytterberg, September newlyweds

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"First of all, your performance last Friday night at the Jazz Party was AWESOME. Everyone had a great time... my only regret was that you did not get to play longer. The fun was over way too soon. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all you did to make our evening special. I was hoping you could "pencil in" our date on your schedule for next year. I saw on your website that your schedule is filling up so I at least want to give you a heads up because I have a feeling we will want to have you entertain again."
    -Margaret Gottschlich, CSSMV Jazz Party Coordinator

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"I want to thank the band for the wonderful performance at Nicole & Jason's wedding last weekend. So many people told us what a great time they had and ALL of them mentioned how great the band was. We look forward to hearing you again soon. Your organization of the event and the flow was impeccable."
    -Ron Muzechuk, Father of the bride

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"You guys were fabulous. I have heard rave reviews and have already had two calls asking for your contact info. Yes! We want you back."
    -Diane Farrell, Vice President, Boonshoft Museum External Relations

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"We want to thank the entire band for such a great live performance! We all had such a wonderful time and a lot of the guests were coming up to me commenting on how great the band was! Robert and I will always have such fond memories of our wedding day! Thank you so much again!"
    -Jaime & Ben Woods, June newlyweds

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"I have had more compliments than you would ever believe about you all playing at our reception. You all were amazing! What a great time that was! Thanks so much everybody!"
    -Zac & Brandy Bates, May newlyweds

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"The reception was amazing. Everyone seemed to be having a fantastic time. The band was one of the best cover bands I have ever heard...honestly. I wish they were local [New York] so I could recommend them to every couple I meet with! If you can bribe them to travel here, they are worth it! They even come with their own box of crazy hats that they let everyone wear. It was a big hit."
    -Alicia Shields, visiting wedding photographer from New York, taken from her blog.

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"Todd and I so appreciate you playing at our wedding reception. You were fantastic and made the event a huge, fun success. We've given your card to several people and have sung your praises (hopefully resulting in some more gigs). On the return flight from our honeymoon in the Dominican Republic, Todd asked me if I would rather take another trip for a big anniversary or have a party with the band. I immediately responded party with the band!"
    -Todd & Katie Poeppelmeir, February newlyweds

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"Thank you very much for playing at our wedding reception. You created the perfect atmosphere and everybody could not have been more pleased. We look forward to hearing you play in the future!"
    -Karen & Andy Horvath, December newlyweds

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"We found This Side Up at the last minute, when our other music plans for the wedding fell through, and now we're so glad that things turned out the way they did! This Side Up was extremely professional, helpful, and, most important of all, a fantastic band! People loved the music at the reception, dancing until the very end. Many of them told me after the fact that it was the best wedding music they had ever heard. Most special for me was the way that the band accommodated my request to sing a song ("The Way I Am") with them for my new husband. This Side Up had not performed it before, but they learned the song in a week's time just for our wedding. We rehearsed only twice before the ceremony began, and it went flawlessly in the end! I could not have been happier. Everyone loved it. Thanks for everything!"
    -Jen Morales Glassman, October bride

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"We hired This Side Up for our University of Dayton Reunion Weekend event. We had UD alumni ranging in age from the 5th year reunion class, all the way to the 50th, registered to attend the event - so we needed a band that would appeal to all ages. This Side Up certainly met our needs. Their wide range of music was perfect for our group and they had the majority of our 1500 attendees up and dancing well before the last set even began. In addition, working with the band prior to the event was nothing short of first-class. They were very professional in all aspects, which was a pleasant and welcomed surprise. They even took the time to learn a new song for us: Sweet Caroline (a UD favorite)! I heard nothing but good comments from our alumni regarding the band. In fact, in a post-event survey regarding the Porch Party, one comment was consistently written by our alumns: "the band was great!"
    -Courtney Deutsch '98, Reunion Weekend Coordinator, University of Dayton

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"Having This Side Up as part of our wedding was the best decision we made. [Kim's] coordination of keeping everything together the day of the wedding was amazing. Taking dance lessons with Halli was not only helpful, but fun! This Side Up totally made our reception what it was. We have had numerous people tell us that our reception was one of the best they have been to, and I give This Side Up the credit for that. They performed amazingly, kept the party going, and were so accommodating."
    -Gretchen Swann, nee Wildauer

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"What a great time we all had at Sarah and Sean's wedding, May 10th! This Side Up made the celebration even more fun than we could have imagined. Everyone loved the band and danced all night - we would recommend them to play at your celebration - great music, great band members, great fun! Thanks!!!! "
    -Jeff and Kathy Bachey, parents of the bride

"Everyone was GREAT! We had so much fun and would not have changed a thing! Thanks to everyone for everything you did, our wedding would not have been the same without you!"
    -Sarah and Sean Ginter, bride and groom

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"I've heard nothing but great things from the guests and staff about you guys. GREAT JOB and thank you for a great performance. Although we don't have bands at this location very often I will be sure to keep you guys in mind when we do in the future as well as spread the word on how good the performance was."
    -Mark Krumm, General Manager Fricker's Huber Heights

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"The band was a BIG hit! Thanks to all of you for a fabulous time - you made our wedding the happiest and most fun event for all."
    -Mary Burns, nee Gagnet

"I want to tell you how thoroughly enjoyable your music was at the reception. We think you are one of the best groups we have ever heard!"
    -Jan Millhouse, wedding reception guest

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"I want to thank This Side Up for the wonderful job you did at the Alter Father/Daughter dance. The feedback we received from both the fathers and daughters was overwhelming. They loved the music, the variety and the fact that you guys were not only a singing group but a performing group as well. The hats were such a wonderful idea! I'd love to see if you all would be willing to come back next year and play for us again."
    -Sharon Mosconi, AHS Cheer Program Director

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"We have had so many wonderful comments about the event, specifically about your band! What a fantastic time! Please let the band know we LOVED you!!!"
    -Monica Schultz, Senior Communications, CareSource Management Group

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"You were absolutely a total hit! We received so many great comments. Thank you so much."
    -Diane (Funke) Farrell, External Relations Director, Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

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"I heard many reviews from Alter volunteers, as well as Fest patrons, that just loved your style of music and performance. You definitely were a draw for us."
    -Mark Fussnecker, Entertainment Chair, Alter Fest Planning Committee

"It was amazing how many comments I heard about how well Halli performed Carrie Underwood's 'Before He Cheats'! I can't express the joy I get from hearing you guys perform!"
    -Bill Hausmann, Alter Fest Planning Committee

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