Alison Sharino Band - 4th of July

The Alison Sharino Band is a high energy, versatile dance band that appeals to every age group. The band is an amazing group of musicians who love what they do. Alison is a former vocal coach and now brings her expertise to the Alison Sharino Band. When people hear the band, they always comment on the incredible singing, both male and female. Guitar, keyboards, bass, drums, saxophone and four-part harmonies round out the full sound of this fun group. The result is a band with the kind of contagious energy to keep any crowd dancing all night long and a song list that covers every era and style of music.

The Alison Sharino Band performs at corporate events, wedding receptions, fundraisers, fairs and festivals and just about any private party. They thrive on involving the audience and on working with their clients to provide the best entertainment tailor made for each event.

Alison Sharino has performed with the Monterey County Symphony Orchestra, she has sung the National Anthem at four Oakland A’s games and has performed in nightclubs all over the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas. She has shared the stage with Kenny Loggins, Craig Ferguson, Frank Caliendo, The Fifth Dimension, and Little Anthony and the Imperials.

The band is also available as a duo, trio or quartet for events where space or budget is a concern.  Alternately, they can perform as an eight-piece band, which includes the regular five members, plus an additional female vocalist and two additional horn players to make a full three-piece horn section.

Alison and the band are easy to work with and flexible so as to meet each client’s needs. The band takes fewer breaks than most bands and plays longer sets of music to keep your party going.

Always included in the band’s pricing: they will emcee your event (bridal party introductions, announcements, toasts, cake cutting, etc.), they provide a wireless handheld mic for toasts, they provide event planning worksheets to help you guide the flow of your big day, they provide all their own sound & lighting, they play prerecorded music on breaks, they’ll learn up to 2 new songs of the client’s choice.

For more information please contact: Alison Sharino at 559.683.1222 or email.

Corporate Clients

THE COCA-COLA COMPANY (repeat client)

MCDONALD’S

GOOGLE, INC.

FEDEX

INTEL CORPORATION

NFL LEGENDS

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

STANFORD UNIVERSITY

PURINA

ASSOCIATION OF GENERAL CONTRACTORS—CALIFORNIA (repeat client)

INTERNATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION

ASSOCIATION OF ENERGY SERVICE COMPANIES

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY

MIRANTIS, INC. (repeat client)

MERCY MEDICAL CENTER FOUNDATION

NORTHSTAR TRAVEL MEDIA

SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW (repeat client)

SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY

HUMANE SOCIETY SILICON VALLEY (repeat client)

THORATEC CORPORATION

PEBBLE BEACH CLUB MEMBERS (repeat client)

JONES LANG LASALLE (W/ NFL/HEISMAN RECIPIENT ROGER STAUBACH) (repeat client)

CITY OF SANTA CLARA

SILVAR (Silicon Valley Association of Realtors)

TAHAN ADVERTISING

PRIVATE LABEL MAKERS ASSOCIATION

SAN FRANCISCO ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION

OLYMPIC CLUB SAN FRANCISCO (LAKESIDE) MEMBERS (repeat client)

LA RINCONADA COUNTRY CLUB MEMBERS (repeat client)

MIRA VISTA COUNTRY CLUB MEMBERS (repeat client)

GLOBALPRESS PR

CALIFORNIA WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE

ALMADEN VALLEY WOMEN’S CLUB/ALMADEN VALLEY ART AND WINE FESTIVAL

CITY OF MORGAN HILL

SANTA CRUZ SEASIDE COMPANY/COCOANUT GROVE BALLROOM (repeat client)

PACIFIC CLAIM EXECUTIVE ASSOCIATION

OAKDALE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

ST. ROSE MCCARTHY SCHOOL EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

and many more!

Client Comments

“Thank you for making Emily and Travis’s wedding so special!  You guys did such a great job!  The next wedding we have, we are hiring you guys!”

–Nelda Batton, Mother of the Bride, Carmel, CA Wedding, May 2016

“Thank you so much for all of your hard work and time with Dawn and David’s wedding. They were so happy! You all did a wonderful job!

You are so easy to work with and soooo talented.

I appreciate all of your time, dedication and creativity in making their dream wedding a reality. I hope to work with you again in the near future.”

–Katherine Noller-Fernandez, Wedding Coordinator, San Jose, CA Wedding, April 2016

“Alison was personable, professional and a delight to work with. All the guests at our wedding were thrilled with the music and the dance floor was hopping until the very end. Couldn’t have been more pleased.

Thanks again for everything Alison.  You’re the best!”

Gigmasters.com Client Ratings

David gave you the following star ratings based on your service at their event (1=lowest, 5=highest):

•           Professionalism: 5

•           Quality of service: 5

•           Ability to handle special requests: 5

•           Willingness to recommend to a friend: 5

•           Overall satisfaction: 5

–David Granovetter, Groom, San Jose, CA Wedding, April 2016

“I just got back from Hawaii and wanted to say how thankful I am for having you and your band in our wedding. You are so talented and such a sweet heart. Thank you for letting our friends Alex and Jin sing and for letting me sing two songs.  Your band truly helped make our wedding night a huge success. I’m so happy we found you!

One of the girls that attended the wedding is a wedding/events planner out in Los Angeles and I told her I would forward your information. If you need a referral or anything, please let me know. I hope you had a nice time in Hawaii after the wedding! Thank you!!!!”

–Christine Pulmano, Bride, Kona, Hawaii Wedding, April 2016

“Thank you so much for all that you do! Please tell the band thank you as well! You all are great. We love having you!”

–Brittany Warnars, Event Coordinator, La Rinconada Country Club Members Event, February 2016

“One word… Amazing! Alison and her band were incredibly professional, well priced, easy/fun to work with, very kind, and of course very talented! The Alison Sharino band emceed at my wedding and they gracefully improvised the order of events when thing were running behind or late. They have a great selection of music and everyone was always on the dance floor dancing and singing along. Again, I would highly recommend this band to anyone that is looking for great entertainment at their party or event! If I have another event coming up, I will totally hire them again!

Client Ratings

Jasmin gave you the following star ratings based on your service at their event (1=lowest, 5=highest):

•           Professionalism: 5

•           Quality of service: 5

•           Ability to handle special requests: 5

•           Willingness to recommend to a friend: 5

•           Overall satisfaction: 5”

–Jasmin Perez, Bride, Carmel, CA Wedding, January 2016

“I wanted to thank you and your band for the music at Gaieties event.  Heard from lots of people that they really liked the band!”

–Dale Boyle, Gaieties Social Club Event Coordinator, San Jose, CA, January 2016

“Thank you for a beautiful performance!”

–Jilka Pollack, Silicon Valley Association of Realtors Event Coordinator, Los Gatos, CA, January 2016

“Thank you, you guys were just perfect for our reunion!  You are great to work with!!

Customer Ratings (www.Gigmasters.com)

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate The Alison Sharino Band in terms of their professionalism? 5

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate The Alison Sharino Band in terms of their overall talent? 5

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how accommodating was The Alison Sharino Band in handling special requests for your event? 5

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how strongly would you recommend The Alison Sharino Band to a friend? 5

And finally, on a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate your overall satisfaction with The Alison Sharino Band? 5”

–Yolanda Addiego, Event Organizer, El Cerrito High School 50th Reunion, Berkeley, CA, October 2015

“The Alison Sharino Band was absolutely, hands down the best cover band I have ever heard! Everyone in the band is extremely talented. Between the five members they can sing just about anything and do an outstanding job at it. We had them perform at our 25th wedding anniversary celebration and everyone and I mean everyone was raving about them! I cannot say enough about this band except that if you have need of a band for your party look no further. This band will not disappoint.

Customer Ratings (www.Gigmasters.com)

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate The Alison Sharino Band in terms of their professionalism? 5

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate The Alison Sharino Band in terms of their overall talent? 5

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how accommodating was The Alison Sharino Band in handling special requests for your event? 5

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how strongly would you recommend The Alison Sharino Band to a friend? 5

And finally, on a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate your overall satisfaction with The Alison Sharino Band? 5”

–Teresa Seely, Bride, Big Sur, CA 25th Wedding Anniversary Party, August 2015

“We absolutely loved you and your band. Our guest loved all the music, there wasn’t a single complaint. The variety of music was great. It was really hard narrowing down the song list because you know so many songs! I think our guests appreciated the variety of older songs and newer songs. The band had great energy while playing. You can tell you all enjoy entertaining. Our guests really enjoyed the band. We had several people say good-bye to us, then we would see them 20 minutes later on the dance floor!

….Overall, working will Alison throughout the planning process was very easy. Alison was very accommodating and answered all my questions promptly. I would definitely hire the Alison Sharino Band again and would recommend them to future brides.

….Thank you so much!”

–Leanna Jordan, Bride, Danville, CA Wedding, June 2015

“We feel so incredibly lucky that we found the Alison Sharino Band for our wedding. From the moment we first reached out to them to the final song they played at the reception, Alison could not have been more lovely, easy to work with, and more accommodating to all our personal tastes. Not only are they top-notch pros in the planning process, but their music is incredible and truly spans all ages. Alison’s voice is stunning and the band was willing to learn two of our favorite songs not currently on their playlist (which was already extremely extensive). We had several guests mention how much they loved our band and asked how we found them the next day. One of my favorite moments was when they invited our two friends to join them on stage for a raucous rendition of Wagon Wheel that nearly brought down the barn. :) I cannot recommend them enough – true, talented pros and most importantly great people to work with. Thank you for making our wedding so special!!”

–Ashley Coakley, Bride, Carmel Valley, CA Wedding, May 2015

“The band was absolutely phenomenal and made our wedding. And you have just been the best possible person to work with over the months. We can’t thank you enough. When we have time, we want to write a review on Wedding Wire. Is there anywhere else we can write something? It would be our pleasure. Thanks again for everything.”

–Juan Carlos Monge, Groom, Carmel, CA Wedding, October 2014

“Alison was always very responsive with each email. The selection is huge and Alison was very accommodating with our requests. Highly recommended. Lots of fun!

….You guys did a great job!  Thanks for being so accommodating with the song list and allowing for us to sing with the band.  It was quite a memorable experience.

Customer Ratings (www.Gigmasters.com)

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate The Alison Sharino Band in terms of their professionalism? 5

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate The Alison Sharino Band in terms of their overall talent? 5

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how accommodating was The Alison Sharino Band in handling special requests for your event? 5

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how strongly would you recommend The Alison Sharino Band to a friend? 5

And finally, on a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate your overall satisfaction with The Alison Sharino Band? 5”

–Peihua Ku, Groom, Santa Cruz, CA Wedding, October 2014

“Your band was a great surprise for Paul, and the guests ALL loved the music.  Just wanted to send a huge thank you for your trio helping to make Paul’s party such a hit.  Despite all of the unforeseen events (major power outage?!, guest in the pool, trip & falls, etc.), you guys were nothing but wonderful, professional and fun.

Thank you for being willing to do whatever it took to make sure we had music.  You were absolutely “grace under pressure”!!

We’re thinking about a 10-year anniversary party next fall – it would be fun to have your band play for us!

Anyway, thank you again for everything.  It was truly a pleasure having you here to share an eventful evening with us!”

–Leslie Dornell, San Jose, CA Party, July 2014

“THANK YOU!  You and your band did a great job.

….Alison and her band were great communicators — quick to reply to our questions and emails — and very pleasant to work with as we planned our wedding. Not only that, though, but they absolutely made the dance party at the reception. We had so many friends compliment us on the music, asking, “WHERE did you find that band?!” as we danced the night away to songs we knew and loved.”

–Claire Gibson, Bride, Fresno, CA Wedding, July 2014

“We hired The Alison Sharino Band (5 pc.) for our wedding in 2014 and were extremely pleased with their performance.  Alison performed music before, during and after the ceremony which was great.  The band performed music during dinner and for several hours of dancing that followed.  The music was great and had a huge variety that pleased all the different age groups of our guests.  They were great on all levels including energy, ability to get people up and dancing (and keep them dancing)–which includes song choice and ability to field all sorts of requests from our guests, and sounded great (vocals and instrumentals).  Our guests had only very positive comments about the band.

Alison also provided a helpful schedule/ceremony worksheet which helped us with planning.  She was very up to speed during the event and helped us stay on schedule and also emcee’d the event.  She and the band were very helpful in all aspects and we wouldn’t hesitate to hire them again.”

–Allison and Spencer, Bride & Groom, Berkeley, CA Wedding, April 2014

“We just reviewed survey results from some guests at The Fur Ball and The Alison Sharino Band was a big hit!  Thanks so much for being with us.  We would love to have you back for next year’s event!”

–Bouree Nordin, Humane Society Silicon Valley, Atherton, CA Fundraiser, April 2014 [Repeat Client—3 years in a row]

“It was a really successful event.  You and your band are just terrific and SO nice!”
–Sally Sessions, Cocoanut Grove Ballroom, Santa Cruz, CA New Year’s Eve Party, December 2013 [This client has booked us for 2012, 2013, 2014.]

“We had an absolute BLAST last night.  Thanks so much–you were amazing.  It was great working with you!!”
–Johnny Horgan, Groom, San Francisco, CA Wedding, December 2013

“I had the pleasure of dancing the father/daughter dance when you played “Sunrise, Sunset” at Adam and Angela’s wedding reception at the University Club in Palo Alto.  I just want to tell you I was very impressed.  I was told that my dancing to your music on that dance brought tears to many of the guests.  All I know is that many many of the guest were very impressed.  I just want to thank you for the fine performance.

Again, thanks for the fine performance at my daughter’s wedding.  The happy memories will last for a long time.”
–Stan Chew, Father of the Bride, Palo Alto, CA Wedding, October 2013

“Thank you to Alison and the band for your work at my son’s wedding reception in Palo Alto this past Saturday night.  Your work added so much to the enjoyment and success of the evening.  I heard the comment, “This band is great!” several times during the evening.  A funny anecdote:  my wife told me afterward that our seven-year-old great nephew, a normally shy boy who was out on the dance floor a lot, asked his mother on the way home if they could come back again!

Again, thank you for helping to make the evening special and it was a pleasure to meet all of you.”
–Greg Steffes, Father of the Groom, Palo Alto, CA Wedding, October 2013

“Thank you so much for helping to create an amazing day for Shelly and Ryan’s wedding! I really appreciated your helpfulness and willingness to work with me as I coordinated all the vendors and flow throughout the day, and you were so on top of things and flexible – working with you all was truly amazing. You are such a lovely person and I know the couple recognized this as well and were thrilled!

I really look forward to the next opportunity we’ll have to work together, it would be fabulous to have you on my vendor list.”

–Caitlin Arnold, Wedding Coordinator, Caitlin Arnold Weddings and Events, Saratoga, CA Wedding, September 2013

“We have had so many wonderful comments about your band!  Everyone truly enjoyed your music, the flow of the dancing and the entertaining evening.

So many people said nice things on Facebook about your group.  You really made the wedding so much fun.  Matt and Amanda had a terrific time and it will be a beautiful memory for them always when they celebrate their anniversaries in the years to come. Thank you very much for everything, and the rehearsal dinner music.”

–Susan Gotschall Garcia, Mother of the Groom, San Jose, CA Wedding, August 2013

“I just wanted to say again how darn impressive you band was to all of us. I can’t tell you how many people were buzzing about the band. I’ve seen a lot of underwhelming wedding bands in my years hahaha. You guys really knocked it out of the park, and I look forward to recommending you to others. Your voice!!! Insane.”

–Michelle Musgrove, Maid of Honor, San Jose, CA Wedding, August 2013

“Thank you all for doing an amazing job at our wedding… we had a spectacular evening and we both appreciate all you did for us!!!”

–Sharon and Ken Gitlin, Bride & Groom, Yountville, CA Wedding, July 2013

“Thank you. Minh-Than and I really enjoyed you and the band, you sounded wonderful.  Again, thank you so much for helping make our wedding day a special night for us and our guests.

….We booked Alison Sharino for our wedding reception on June 1st 2013 in Santa Cruz, and we could not be more pleased with our experience. Alison was very responsive in communication leading up to the big day. She was also very accommodating as we iterated on the song list. We had Alison play as a soloist during cocktail hour, and she sang beautifully. We had the band play as a trio after dinner, and they were awesome. The rendition of our 1st dance song (which they learned for us) was beautiful. They also did a wonderful job keeping the energy level up for our guests during the dancing portion of the evening, with an excellent mix of songs. A++++ experience!

Customer Ratings (www.Gigmasters.com)

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate The Alison Sharino Band in terms of their professionalism? 5

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate The Alison Sharino Band in terms of their overall talent? 5

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how accommodating was The Alison Sharino Band in handling special requests for your event? 5

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how strongly would you recommend The Alison Sharino Band to a friend? 5

And finally, on a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate your overall satisfaction with The Alison Sharino Band? 5”

–Craig Talbot, Groom, Santa Cruz, CA Wedding, June 2013

“We thought you and your band were AMAZING and truly a joy to work with that evening!!  We appreciate how wonderful you were.  You were completely professional and very upbeat with your gracious smile!  We will definitely recommend your band to our guests for upcoming events and hope to work with you again in the near future!”

–Marianne Arata, Senior Manager, Meeting & Special Events, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, CA Wedding, May 2013

“I honestly couldn’t even tell you how many people have told me, not just during the wedding but in the days following, how amazing “the band” was.  You not only exceeded my and everyone’s expectations, but, in my and many others’ opinions, made that wedding the magical event that it was.  I’ll be forever grateful to you and your band for rocking the [*&$%] at my wedding, including nailing Sweet Child o’ Mine to perfection.”

–Mike Gorback, Groom, Ritz-Carlton Hotel San Francisco, CA Wedding, May 2013

“AMAZING! The band was rocking, Alison has incredible stage presence and absolutely killed it with the crowd.  Thank you for such a successful event!”

–Maxine Litre, Event Chairperson, Stanford University Senior Formal Ball, City Hall, San Francisco, CA, May 2013

“Thank YOU for performing.  Reviews from your performance have been a resounding success.  People really enjoyed the music your group played.”

–Will Seaton, Senior Class President, Stanford University Senior Formal Ball, City Hall, San Francisco, CA, May 2013

“Wow is all I have to say!  Your band was fabulous, everyone was raving the next day.  The Kilroys and the Crums are dancing fools and we had a blast.”

–Kathy Kilroy, Mother of the Bride, Santa Clara, CA Wedding, May 2013

“Combining accomplished musicians with polished vocalists, the Alison Sharino Band brings high energy to any dance floor….an evening of unforgettable entertainment.”

–Merced Sun-Star article, Yosemite/Fish Camp, CA Performance, April 2013

“Thanks again to you and your band for doing such a tremendous job at our wedding!  You guys far surpassed our expectations! Thanks again for making our wedding so special!  We got so many great compliments about you guys!

….It was definitely one of our best decisions we made for our wedding to have the Alison Sharino Band!  For our reception, we both weren’t so sure if our group was the “dancing type” but wow, the band had a way with getting everyone on the dance floor!  It was packed!  The music was superb and we got so many compliments from our music.  So many people commented that they were so classy, the right mix between older songs and newer songs, and they all were clamoring for more!  They did a fabulous job and made the day flow with ease! Thanks Alison!”

–Ryan Chen, Groom, Saratoga, CA Wedding, March 2013

“I just wanted to thank you again for your fantastic performance at Chen and Ryan’s wedding on Saturday; all the music was great!  I will definitely be adding you to our vendor list and I look forward to working with you again in the future.”

–Cierra Lockwood, Wedding Coordinator, Dreams on a Dime Events and Weddings, Saratoga, CA Wedding, March 2013

“From my first contact with Alison to the night of the event, Alison handled everything very professionally.  My guests loved this group, I would recommend them to anyone.

Customer Ratings (www.Gigmasters.com)

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate The Alison Sharino Band in terms of their professionalism? 5

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate The Alison Sharino Band in terms of their overall talent? 5

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how accommodating was The Alison Sharino Band in handling special requests for your event? 5

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how strongly would you recommend The Alison Sharino Band to a friend? 5

And finally, on a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate your overall satisfaction with The Alison Sharino Band? 5”

–Bill Wittmers, Sunnyvale, CA Anniversary Party, January 2013

“Just wanted to thank you and your band for your wonderful performance on New Year’s Eve.  We have been getting excellent feedback from our guests who loved you and your music!  You are also just fantastic to work with and we hope to see you often in the future.”

–Sally Sessions, Event Coordinator, Cocoanut Grove Ballroom, Santa Cruz, CA New Year’s Eve Show, 2012-2013

“A big thank you for a wonderful experience New Year’s Eve.  I also sent a note to the Beach and Boardwalk folks suggesting they book you for this year’s event.  Hope to see you New Year’s if not before.”

–John McCahan, Attendee, Santa Cruz, CA New Year’s Eve Show, 2012-2013

“Thanks for a great night of dancing and bringing in the New Year in Santa Cruz.  My husband and I are singing your praises to our friends where we live in Gilroy.”

–Harriet Werner, Attendee, Santa Cruz, CA New Year’s Eve Show, 2012-2013

“I wanted to thank you for the wonderful job you and the band did on December 7th for La Rinconada’s Dinner and Dance.  So many compliments regarding you and the band.  Thank you for doing a wonderful job!!!! I look forward to working with you again soon.”

–Richelle Skillicorn, Director of Catering/Event Specialist, Los Gatos, CA LRCC Members Event, December 2012

“Wow, what a great band!  Alison is truly is a gifted musician, vocalist, performer and entertainer and has a wonderful group of musicians behind her as well. It readily became obvious to me why her numerous fantastic references can certainly vouch for that fact.
She is such a genuinely sweet, courteous, professional and talented young lady.  I’m really looking forward to the opportunity of being able to work with Alison soon in hopes of perhaps filling some open dates in her busy gig schedule.”

–Kelly Allred, Agent/Owner at Top Notch Talent, Fresno, CA Wedding, October 2012

“Thank you.  I look forward to any opportunity to work with you again in the future.  It’s hard to find professional, polite, organized, and on time people that play great music.  You have put together the whole package.”

–Gene Day, Fresno, CA Wedding, October 2012

“Everyone at the party enjoyed your music.  Thanks again.”

–Nenette Ebalo, Mother of the Bride, Napa, CA Wedding, October 2012

“I just wanted to say THANK YOU VERY MUCH for making Sam and Joelle’s wedding magical! It was a true pleasure working with you all and hope we get to create some more magic together in the future!”

–Jeanne O’Reilly, Wedding Coordinator, Napa, CA Wedding, October 2012

“Thanks so much for such a wonderful evening of music at our wedding. Laura and I really really loved the music, the energy, and how pleasant it was working with you, and I think you saw how excited all of our guests were too (we received tons of compliments on the music throughout the evening).

The hora music was so much fun (we were all pretty drained after that!) — our guests were both shocked and enamored with how ridiculous and fun that part of the evening was — and your rendition of “You Are the Best Thing” was just perfect. Laura and I talked the next day how we’d love to just bottle up those moments and open it up every now and then. It was so good.

And of course, I have to give you a big thanks for letting my friend Alex jam a bit on your keyboard during the break, and a big thanks to your sax player for letting me steal away his horn for a few moments. It was a great moment, and you guys really didn’t have to be so nice about that. :) I hope he didn’t mind too much.  Thanks again!”

–Arik & Laura Motskin, Woodside, CA Wedding, October 2012

“We appreciated you playing at our wedding and absolutely loved you guys! Thank you so very much for coordinating with my maid of honor so she could rap for us as a surprise, we absolutely LOVED it! I had no idea she loved to rap so much and she even told me she snuck away that afternoon to do a sound check with you guys…! Thank you again for everything and it was such a pleasure working with you!”

–Taryn Sagouspe, Carmel, CA Wedding, October 2012

“Thank you so much for making our wedding at Nestldown on October 6th very special.  Our family and friends are still talking about what a great time they had dancing.  We also loved the music at the ceremony. We will not hesitate to refer you to others.”
–Dr. Kevin and Lisa Sheehy, Los Gatos, CA Wedding, October 2012

“We just want to tell you how happy we are with the music.  You guys sounded great, we really couldn’t have been happier with how everything turned out, it was perfect.  Thank you so much, you guys are excellent.”

–Drs. Michael Schwartzwald and Cheryl Larsen, Winters, CA Wedding, September 2012

“Thank you so much for helping to create an amazing day for Shelly and Ryan’s wedding!  I really appreciated your helpfulness and willingness to work with me as I coordinated all the vendors and flow throughout the day, and you were so on top of things and flexible–working with you all was truly amazing. You are such a lovely person and I know the couple recognized this as well and were thrilled!

I really look forward to the next opportunity we’ll have to work together, it would be fabulous to have you on my vendor list. I hope our next time working together is not far off!  Thanks again so much.”

–Caitlin Arnold, Caitlin Arnold Wedding & Events, Saratoga, CA Wedding, September 2012

“You have been an absolute dream to work with!  Thank you!  You guys sounded amazing, we were so glad we had you.  You are simply wonderful.  Thank you for all of your help, your flexibility, your responsive communication, and really for just going the extra mile to make our day special!”

–Shelly & Ryan McCauley, Saratoga, CA Wedding, September 2012

“We have wanted to write you a thank you for the wonderful contribution you and your band made to our wedding and so here it is at last.

We just want to say thank you so much. You were great. We have had lots of comments from our family and friends about the music and singing at the ceremony and, of course, at the reception.  We all had a great time dancing.  I know Ariella and Dominic enjoyed your music (the two kids). I don’t think they sat down all night!

We still talk about our wedding and how much we enjoyed your band.  When we see friends and family one of the first things they say is how great the band was.
Both of us have remarked to ourselves and to others that our wedding was a dream come true and you were a significant part of the reason.
First, your ability to command the attention of those in attendance and to keep us on track were impressive. Your introduction of the wedding party at the reception, for example, was excellent. You set forth the names and roles of each member as if you had known them for years, correctly pronouncing their names in a relaxed manner. By the time it was time to go inside for our first dance, you had the crowd in your hands.
During our first dance we wanted people to join us early on and you let people know that early in song and the dance floor was quickly filled. When you played our song, Let’s Stay Together, you told people it was our song, during the song you invited people to dance with us and the crowd responded.
Obviously, music is your career and if possible you and the band outdid yourselves. We had first experienced your band when you played at the 100th anniversary dinner at SCU’s law school. We thought you were great that evening. Art told people that as far as he was concerned,  you were the best dance band he had ever experienced. We both agree that you were even better at our wedding.
You cover old standards just like the original recording, and when Stevie Wonder or Martha Reeves emphasize a word or phrase, so does the band. It really makes singing or dancing along that much better. The musicianship of the band impressed us at our wedding even more than at the law school.
The best man said toward the end of the reception to Art in a somewhat skeptical tone: “Well you guaranteed that EVERYBODY would like the band and EVERYBODY did.”
When Marisela walked down the aisle to At Last, the audience was hooked. One of the guests said he originally thought when the male singer was performing It Had To Be You he thought, at first, it was a recording.

We also were impressed and appreciated that you went out of your way to research and find a portable generator to use for our outdoor ceremony.  Without that generator, you would not have been able to perform at the ceremony and our ceremony would not have been as wonderful as it was without you and your associate singing.

Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding so special.”

–Art & Marisela Plank, Santa Clara, CA Wedding, August 2012

“Please give me several of your cards so I can recommend you to our clients!  You are fantastic!”
–Janet Maimone, Mother of the Groom (& Office Manager at Barbara Llewellyn Catering Co.), San Francisco, CA Wedding, August 2012

“You guys are awesome by the way!  We have gotten so many compliments from our guests on the band and the music.  Thank you so much, and we especially loved the special dance songs you learned for us.”
–Amanda & Shawn Collins, Lafayette, CA Wedding, July 2012

“Thank you so much for all your attention to detail.  The music was awesome!  You guys sounded great.”

–Trisha & James Collins, Carmel Valley, CA Wedding, July 2012

“We love your band.  You guys are fantastic!  It was perfect.  Just awesome.  Thank you!”

–Katherine & Blake Van Treese, Napa, CA Wedding, July 2012

“I will be more than happy to recommend you for future weddings!  You are such a joy to work with, and so conscientious throughout the planning process.  The band is excellent, very talented group of musicians.”

–Chris Andrews, Wedding Coordinator, Napa Wedding Source, Napa, CA Wedding, July 2012

“You guys are amazing.  We are so happy.  Thank you so much!”

–Robin Semmelhack, Petaluma, CA Wedding, June 2012

“Alison did a great job on the custom song she wrote for Peggy.  The band was great, we all had a wonderful time.  Alison was super.”

–Cary Stover, Campbell, CA Retirement “Graduation” Party for Peggy Stover, June 2012

“The Alison Sharino Band were awesome. They kept the party moving and all of our guests loved dancing to their music. We would highly recommend them….

….We just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed having you play at our wedding.  We are still hearing from the guests on how much they enjoyed the music.  Thank you for helping make our wedding awesome.”

–Deann and Michael Ulbert, Carmel, CA Wedding, June 2012

“Absolutely fantastic!  All my guests were thrilled.

Customer Ratings (www.Gigmasters.com)

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate The Alison Sharino Band in terms of their professionalism? 5

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate The Alison Sharino Band in terms of their overall talent? 5

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how accommodating was The Alison Sharino Band in handling special requests for your event? 5

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how strongly would you recommend The Alison Sharino Band to a friend? 5

And finally, on a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate your overall satisfaction with The Alison Sharino Band? 5”

–Patti Spezzaferro, Atherton, CA Graduation Party, May 2012

“Just a little note to let you know that you and your band made our party.  I really appreciate your talent and your professionalism.  So many of my friends and family commented on how wonderful and “rockin’” the band was.  It was such fun and of course, Kevin has not stopped talking about how he sang with you!  Great fun and I cannot thank you enough for putting me at ease and for simply being the best!

Thank you immensely!  Hope that we can celebrate with you again before long.”

–Kelly Smith, San Ramon, CA Surprise Birthday Party, March 2012

“You guys did a great job.  See you next year!”

–Carl LeRoux, The Coca-Cola Company, Carmel, CA Corporate Event, February 2012 [The Coca-Cola Company is a repeat client, having hired the Alison Sharino Band three times so far]

“We want them back next year, maybe sooner. All feedback from our club members and guests was positive. We were all very pleased.

Customer Ratings (www.Gigmasters.com)

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate The Alison Sharino Band in terms of their professionalism? 5

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate The Alison Sharino Band in terms of their overall talent? 5

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how accommodating was The Alison Sharino Band in handling special requests for your event? 5

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how strongly would you recommend The Alison Sharino Band to a friend? 5

And finally, on a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate your overall satisfaction with The Alison Sharino Band? 5”

–Jim Spain, Mira Vista Country Club, El Cerrito, CA, New Year’s Eve Members Party, December 2011

“You and the band did an excellent job for our Holiday Dinner and Dance. I enjoy working with you and your band. I will be contacting you regarding our Event for next year.”

–Richelle Skillicorn (ACPWC Professional Wedding Consultant), La Rinconada Country Club Members Event, Los Gatos, CA, December 2011

“Thank you so much, you all did an excellent job.  Everyone kept coming up and asking us, ‘Where did you find this band?  They are just amazing!’  Our first dance song that you learned for us was perfect, and Alison, you made me cry as I was walking down the aisle, your voice is so beautiful!  I love your voice!

Thank you for all your hard work and for making such a great party!  Everyone loved you and your band.  We were so thrilled with the music.

Jeannie and I had such a great time and we loved you and your band! We could not have dreamed better, and we are so glad you will be forever a part of our memories! Please tell the rest of your band how happy we are and we give our best to you, your family, and your friends. I gave you 5 stars in every category and a nice review on gigmasters.com [see below]. Your voice was incredible and we are still hearing from our guest about how great you were!

The Alison Sharino Band was the greatest! We could not have been happier. Our expectations were completely fulfilled and we are still hearing from our guests about the greatness of this band. Alison played solo for our wedding ceremony and then the complete band played for our wedding reception. Alison’s voice is simply awesome and the band has incredible talent. They even learned 3 new songs especially for us. I would highly recommend this band for any wedding or event. I gave them 5 stars on every category because they earned it!

Customer Ratings (www.Gigmasters.com)

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate The Alison Sharino Band in terms of their professionalism? 5

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate The Alison Sharino Band in terms of their overall talent? 5

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how accommodating was The Alison Sharino Band in handling special requests for your event? 5

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how strongly would you recommend The Alison Sharino Band to a friend? 5

And finally, on a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate your overall satisfaction with The Alison Sharino Band? 5”

–Jeannie & Capt. W. Scott Piel, Montara, CA Wedding, October 2011

“John and I just arrived home from California and I wanted to thank you and your band from the bottom of my heart for providing the most spectacular music throughout the wedding ceremony, cocktail reception and dinner reception. It was beyond our wildest expectations. With a packed dance floor all evening it was evident that everyone was enjoying themselves. Your seamless transitions from one song to another kept the party flowing. Your amazing voice and topnotch musical talent was truly a wonderful gift to Janene and Ryan.

Thanks for being so helpful and understanding throughout the entire process.”

–Vicki Fuerch, Mother of the Bride, Carmel, CA Wedding, September 2011

“You and your band are just amazing!  We can’t thank you enough for making Danielle and Ruwan’s wedding reception so perfect and so much fun!  We are still talking about the great time we all had dancing to your music and how smoothly the evening flowed!  You really impressed us all!  Please let the rest of the band know how much we appreciated each of you…..your individual talents, enthusiasm, and hard work.

Alison, because you were so easy to work with (and spent so much time with us) before the Big Day, I could totally relax at the reception, knowing that everything would happen according to schedule.  We’re so glad that we chose to have you sing “I Hope You Dance” rather than switch to the CD.  Even though it wasn’t on your play list, you played and sang it equally beautifully.

Thanks so much for everything.”

–Gail DeSmet, Mother of the Bride, Palo Alto, CA Wedding, September 2011

“Alison and the group were absolutely amazing to work with from start to finish. From learning three new U2 songs and nailing them perfectly–to Alison even lending one of the guests a dress right before the ceremony. Only disappointment was not having them play even longer into the night…

Customer Ratings (www.Gigmasters.com)

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate The Alison Sharino Band in terms of their professionalism? 5

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate The Alison Sharino Band in terms of their overall talent? 5

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how accommodating was The Alison Sharino Band in handling special requests for your event? 5

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how strongly would you recommend The Alison Sharino Band to a friend? 5

And finally, on a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate your overall satisfaction with The Alison Sharino Band? 5”

–Scott Gebicke, Calistoga, CA Wedding, September 2011

“You were the best!! You really made our party complete! So many people commented to us on how wonderful the band sounded.  Thanks again for working so hard and making the night a success.”

–Cathy Atwood, Watsonville, CA Anniversary Party, August 2011

“You guys were awesome, everyone loved you and kept telling me what a great band we’d found.  We hired you because you sound great, the vocals, the saxophone… and our special first dance song was just awesome.  Thanks so much!  We would be more than happy to recommend you to anyone who asks; please feel free to send them our way.”

–Mike Rudolph, Lake Tahoe, NV Wedding, August 2011

“Just sending a quick note to thank you and your band for performing on Saturday. Everyone had a great time–and thanks for accommodating my crazy family. It was great meeting you!”

–Cheryl Juliano, San Francisco, CA Post-Wedding Reception Party, June 2011

“Alison, your voice is just beautiful.  You guys all sounded so great, we kept thinking a CD was playing—we couldn’t believe a live band could sound so amazing!  We are both very happy we had you for our wedding reception. ”

–Shantel and Ernie Valle, Pebble Beach, CA Wedding, June 2011

“Thank you for such a beautiful ceremony and song.  I told Maxine if you did a great job on the song Teresa and I would never get through it without tears.  Well, I am sure you saw me pick up the handkerchief to wipe away the tears. Thank you so much. ….Again, thanks for a great job to you and Ichi.”

–Matthew Schoenberg, San Francisco, CA Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Music, May 2011

“The ceremony song performance was stellar and both Alison and Ichi enhanced the wedding.  She was a pleasure to work with.”

–Maxine Andrew, Instead of You! Event Coordination, San Francisco, CA Wedding Ceremony, May 2011

“Thank you so much, we loved having you back for Boris’ 30th birthday!  We had a lot of fun.  You guys did a great job, just like at my birthday party last year, and we will definitely hire your band again for more parties in the future.”

–Rachel Renski, Woodside, CA Birthday Party, May 2011

“Alison and her band are so easy to work with, incredibly talented, and very professional.  They helped us structure our wedding reception, played the songs we requested, and even learned a special song for our first dance.  Their energy is great and they kept the party going with a wide range of music that appealed to everyone.  People commented on how wonderful the music was and how much fun they were having on the dance floor.  From the pacing of the night, to the luscious vocals, to the emcee-ing, we are so glad we chose Alison!  Alison was so delightful to work with and I would recommend her talented band to anyone.”

–Jennifer Woodbridge, Woodside, CA Wedding, April 2011

“You were fabulous!  Oh what a night.  Thank you for your beautiful music and for following all of my requests.  We could hear the music, and we could talk.  I appreciated how much you honored my wishes.  I can’t thank you enough for all you did and did so well!  You are a magnificent gem!  You gave me just what I wanted.  I am hard to please.  I will recommend you to anyone if you need it!”

–Susan Boyce, Los Gatos, CA Birthday Party, February 2011

“We were extremely pleased with The Alison Sharino Band’s professionalism, performance, and flexibility. Though we had a detailed schedule for our wedding, some things were not planned and the band handled it very well. We would recommend them to anyone. They provided a wedding timeline worksheet and were very thorough. They made our special day extra special!

Customer Ratings (www.Gigmasters.com)

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate The Alison Sharino Band in terms of their professionalism? 5

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate The Alison Sharino Band in terms of their overall talent? 5

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how accommodating was The Alison Sharino Band in handling special requests for your event? 5

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how strongly would you recommend The Alison Sharino Band to a friend? 5

And finally, on a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate your overall satisfaction with The Alison Sharino Band? 5”

–Lisa Bui, San Jose, CA Wedding, November 2010

“Thank you for all of your hard work and attention to detail!”

–Lindsey Welsh, Carmel Valley, CA Wedding, August 2010

“Alison, thank you for being so thorough, it’s refreshing to work with such a pro.”

–Karissa Paxton, Coastside Couture, Event Planner for Carmel Valley, CA Wedding, August 2010 [Alison Sharino Band is now one of Coastside Couture’s Premier Vendors]

“We were thrilled with the Alison Sharino Band at our wedding! The songs for our first dance and the father-daughter dance were rare songs that most people hadn’t previously heard (for example, you can’t even find them on YouTube). Alison and her band learned them just for us, and their performance of the songs was unforgettable. One of the guests, who was in a band himself, raved at the range of the band–from country to pop to jazz to rock to oldies to Black Eyed Peas!

They also have high integrity and are trustworthy. For example, one of the groomsmen dropped a $100 bill on the dance floor, and a band member made a point to get it back to him.

Alison was really helpful in the final weeks leading up to the wedding. She was prepared, professional, and we really enjoyed working with her. We would certainly use the Alison Sharino Band again, and would strongly recommend them to friends and family for their events.

….We loved you guys, and so did our guests!  Thanks again so much! We had a blast, and you were awesome!!”

–Carolyn Penner, Los Gatos, CA Wedding, July 2010

“You and your band were amazing! Thank you so much for making the reception so much fun. From when we first contacted you last summer to the actual wedding day, everything was very professional and also relaxed and friendly. Having live music really gave the reception the energy that it had. Your music appealed to the entire audience, from 6-year-olds all the way to 70-year-olds, and everyone in between. I also appreciated your patience and graciousness with all the myriad of requests coming at you throughout the night. I would definitely hire the Alison Sharino Band again in a heartbeat– you were terrific.”

–Jocelyn Penner, Mother of the Bride, Los Gatos, CA Wedding, July 2010

 “My group of 200 conferees was delighted with the quality and enthusiasm of the Alison Sharino Band.  I would hire them again without a moment's hesitation. The entire group was delighted with the band, both the quality of the performance and their professionalism.  I'll definitely keep the Alison Sharino Band in mind when the need arises in the future.

Customer Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate The Alison Sharino Band in terms of their professionalism? 5

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate The Alison Sharino Band in terms of their overall talent? 5

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how accommodating was The Alison Sharino Band in handling special requests for your event? 5

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how strongly would you recommend The Alison Sharino Band to a friend? 5

And finally, on a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate your overall satisfaction with The Alison Sharino Band? 5

–Dr. Douglas Cook [Professor, University of California, Davis], International Congress on Legume Genetics and Genomics Conference Gala Dinner and Celebration, Monterey, CA, July 2010

“Customer Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate The Alison Sharino Band in terms of their professionalism? 5

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate The Alison Sharino Band in terms of their overall talent? 5

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how accommodating was The Alison Sharino Band in handling special requests for your event? 5

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how strongly would you recommend The Alison Sharino Band to a friend? 5

And finally, on a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate your overall satisfaction with The Alison Sharino Band? 5

–Boris Renski, Woodside, CA Birthday Party, July 2010

“We absolutely could not have been any happier with the Alison Sharino Band! Alison was an absolute joy to work with! They had everyone (of all age groups) at our wedding up and dancing. I remember my husband and I standing at the front of the dance floor as people spilled over the dance floor and he said, ‘Just take a minute and look at all the people having fun at our wedding.’ SO many people said it was one of [the best weddings], if not the best wedding they had ever been to. I give a ton of credit to the amazing band! It seriously brings tears to my eyes because I was so overjoyed with their performance at our wedding!

Customer Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate The Alison Sharino Band in terms of their professionalism? 5

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate The Alison Sharino Band in terms of their overall talent? 5

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how accommodating was The Alison Sharino Band in handling special requests for your event? 5

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how strongly would you recommend The Alison Sharino Band to a friend? 5

And finally, on a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate your overall satisfaction with The Alison Sharino Band? 5

–Jennifer Ozdinski, Aptos, CA Wedding, June 2010

“You and your band were absolutely THE BEST!  WOW!!  Thank you so very much!!!!  EVERYONE was talking about HOW GREAT you and your band were, including my dad.   Looking forward to having you again when our other daughter gets married!  Thanks again!”
–Terry McGrath, Mother of the Bride, Aptos, CA Wedding, June 2010

“My wife and I want to thank you for being a part of Jeannette and Brian’s wedding this past weekend.   It was a friend of ours that suggested you and your band to us and we are glad that she did.  The pre-function duet prior to the reception starting was perfect.

The variety of music that you performed appealed to all ages at the wedding reception; from my 83-year-old dad to my 14-year-old niece.  It was fun to see our wedding party participate by singing along with the band on many of the songs.  The dance floor at the reception hall was not big enough for all of the dancers to find room to “let loose” as the dancing was spilling over onto the carpeted areas surrounding the dance floor.

In closing, we appreciate how cooperative and accommodating you and your band were in playing our song selections and the fact that you kept playing and didn’t take many breaks.  If the opportunity arises where I can promote and/or refer your band to others, I will not hesitate for a moment to suggest you and your band.  Thank you again for a great evening.”

–Ron and Susan Coté, Parents of the Bride, Los Gatos, CA Wedding, June 2010

“I would highly recommend hiring The Alison Sharino Band for your event. Alison did a great job of keeping in contact with me before my wedding and answering any questions I had. All of the band members were very talented and I had compliments from all my guests. They were great at adapting to the audience and catering to requests. They are a great band for all age ranges.

Customer Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate The Alison Sharino Band…

…in terms of their professionalism? 5

…in terms of their overall talent? 5

How accommodating was The Alison Sharino Band in handling special requests for your event? 5

How strongly would you recommend The Alison Sharino Band to a friend? 5

How would you rate your overall satisfaction with The Alison Sharino Band? 5

–Mindy Lao, Monterey, CA Wedding, May 2010

“Thank you so much for your help in making Rick’s party such a success.  Everyone there had a memorable evening — I know that I will never forget it! If anyone would like to call or e-mail for a referral, I am happy to do so.  You were truly such a pleasure to work with, and I hope to see you again soon!

….Thanks to the Alison Sharino Trio, we had a fun and memorable birthday party for my husband.  They were great—talented, full of energy, easy to work with, and very professional!  Alison provided an amazing quantity of music to choose from.  There was a wide assortment that appealed to all generations.  My husband and son had a great time picking their favorites.  Alison was sure to include their choices during the performance.

Alison and the other singers had beautiful voices, and their energy level was contagious.  We couldn’t get people off the dance floor, even after extending the time an hour from what was originally planned. Guests were still shouting, “One more song!” at the end!  We had many compliments from our guests regarding the band.

Alison is a true professional—she was a delight to work with, had wonderful suggestions regarding the outline of the evening, was able to accommodate last-minute changes to the agenda, and was more than willing to let guests participate with their own songs and helped them with iPods, lyrics, etc.  Thanks to Alison’s experience, her suggestions on how to pace the evening were correct and everything flowed beautifully.  I would hire them again in a second and recommend them to all of my friends.”

–Deborah Smith, San Martin, CA Birthday Party, February 2010

“Working with the Alison Sharino Band was a pleasure. They were professional, accommodating, and really got everyone up and dancing. I would suggest them to anyone. ….We had a great night, in large part because of how great you guys were. I cannot tell you how many people came up to me (sweaty from dancing) to tell me how great the band was!!

Customer Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate The Alison Sharino Band…

…in terms of their professionalism? 5

…in terms of their overall talent? 5

How accommodating was The Alison Sharino Band in handling special requests for your event? 5

How strongly would you recommend The Alison Sharino Band to a friend? 5

How would you rate your overall satisfaction with The Alison Sharino Band? 5”
–Robin Irey, Saratoga, CA Wedding, October 2009

“We wanted a great party and with The Alison Sharino Band, that’s exactly what we got! Everything was running late and the band adapted well with a great mix of energetic tunes mixed with some slower ones. All of the musicians were solid players and the singing was great. Almost a dozen people came up to me over the course of the night and commented on the great band. Working with Alison before the wedding was really easy even with my crazy busy schedule. The band learned a new song that we wanted for our first dance. It was my duty to find a band for the wedding and I got major brownie points from the in-laws after for finding such a great band.

Customer Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate The Alison Sharino Band…

…in terms of their professionalism? 5

…in terms of their overall talent? 5

How accommodating was The Alison Sharino Band in handling special requests for your event? 5

How strongly would you recommend The Alison Sharino Band to a friend? 5

How would you rate your overall satisfaction with The Alison Sharino Band? 5”
–Ryan Vaughn, Fresno, CA Wedding, October 2009

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“Music is a big deal to me, and I wanted so much out of a wedding band–I could not have been happier with your band and how the whole party turned out. The only thing I really cared about at my wedding was for people to have a great time and to dance… and dance… and dance. And all night people kept saying to me how wonderful the band was and how much fun! The dance floor was full all night, which is exactly what I had hoped for. The music selection was great, everyone sang along to every song and it was hard to get away for a moment to get a drink! My grandmother danced all night, and so did my little cousins (the youngest is nine). I really cannot say enough about your band and what a wonderful impact you made on our wedding. The night could not have gone any better and I will wholeheartedly recommend you to anyone who will listen. THANK YOU!”
–Stephanie Vaughn, Fresno, CA Wedding, October 2009

“I loved the music, loved the selection of music and thought the musicians were all excellent and the singers had great voices. I was really sad when we had to end the party. I could have listened to them all night. I would hire them again in a heartbeat. The “newlyweds” selected the band, great choice.”
–Bill Leifer, Father of the Bride, Fresno, CA Wedding, October 2009

“You and your band are awesome! We were very pleased with your music, your professionalism and the entertainment factor—all super. Thank you ever so much. We hope you’ll come back to Merced for another ‘gig’.”
–Billie Razzari, Mercy Medical Center Foundation, Merced, CA, September 2009

“We really enjoyed your music! Very good musicians, good music–it was perfect for us. Thank you so much.”
–Paul-Richard and Christine McCullough, Scotts Valley CA Wedding, August, 2009

The following review is from a client who booked the band through gigmasters.com, hence the “675 characters” limitation:

“675 characters is definitely not enough space to express how absolutely fabulous the Alison Sharino Band was for our wedding. They were everything we had hoped for: extremely talented, incredible voices, great personality, tremendous range of music. Oh my gosh, we wish the night, the music, the fun could have gone on for several days. We had not seen Alison and her band perform before, and decided to take a chance after looking and listening to her website. It was one of the best decisions we made. We were so happy and so were our guests, with their performance and professionalism. We would hire them again in a heartbeat!
Customer Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate the Alison Sharino Band…
…in terms of their professionalism? 5
…in terms of their overall talent? 5
How accommodating was the Alison Sharino Band in handling special requests for your event? 5
How strongly would you recommend the Alison Sharino Band to a friend? 5
How would you rate your overall satisfaction with the The Alison Sharino Band? 5
–Gayle Roscelli, Mother of the Bride, Stockton, CA Wedding, August, 2009

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“Three weeks ago our daughter got married. From the very beginning I knew that we wanted a live band and not just a good one but a great one. I can say with confidence that the Alison Sharino Band is a GREAT band. We hired Alison for the entire reception which started at 3:30 in the afternoon and went until 10:30 that night. Alison played the piano and sang solo during the cocktail hour. She has the most beautiful voice and she was a major hit with all of our guests. Most of them in fact could not believe that she was not only a fantastic soloist but also the band leader. Then during the dinner hour she took a brief break and a pair of the other musicians played some excellent jazz until Alison returned. Alison also handled the introductions of the bridal party, and helped us manage the flow of the evening from the toasts, to first dances, to cake cutting, and bouquet toss. Once the full band started playing after dinner, the crowd went wild. The dance floor was overflowing with people; everyone was clapping and singing along with the music. The band kept it going all night. They listened and reacted to the crowd by playing requests and kept the party going. The excitement and energy this band brings to a party is fantastic. They get the crowd moving and jumping and having a great time.

I would gladly hire Alison and the Alison Sharino Band again. In fact when my other daughter gets engaged, one of our first calls will be to Alison to reserve the date. I want to say that not only are they great musicians, but take a look at their song list. There are two song lists, one for Alison and the other for the band. These are two different lists with little duplication. This talented group covers more songs than any other band I’ve seen, and they do a great job performing them. They are on key, in tune, harmonizing, to a great list of songs. Lastly, they are really good business people. I have had the opportunity of dealing with artists that are not necessarily good business people. This is certainly not the case with Alison who is a true professional. She grew up in the business and she knows her business. Once you hire them as a band, you will be dealing with a professional that is responsive to your needs, delivers as promised, and they are all really nice people to do business with.”
–Mark Janis, Father of the Bride, Santa Cruz, CA Wedding, July 2009

“Just a quick ‘thank you’ for your outstanding performance on Saturday night, June 20! You did an outstanding job working with Danielle regarding the play list! You did a fabulous job just blending in and being part of our extended family. You kept the crowd dancing all night long! You are very professional, great vocal quality, and your energy level was pretty amazing all the way to the last song! My 87-year-old mother and my 8-year-old nephew were both out on the dance floor until the very last song! Please use me as one of your references! Thanks again.”
–Clyde LeBaron, Father of the Bride, Menlo Park, CA Wedding, June 2009

“If you want a band that spans all age groups and gets them up and dancing for the whole night-look no further than the Alison Sharino Band! Everyone who came to our wedding is STILL talking about how amazing they were and all my East Coast friends want them to perform at their wedding. They helped us celebrate into the wee hours of the morning and when the crowd begged for a second encore, it was better than the first! While there are many important decisions that go into a wedding day, choosing the Alison Sharino Band was one of the best decisions we made because they truly helped us celebrate the first day of our marriage. Thank you Alison for a memorable evening!”
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On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate The Alison Sharino Band in terms of their professionalism? 5
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–Danielle LeBaron, Menlo Park, CA Wedding, June 2009

“It was GREAT working with Alison at the Quinn wedding. The music was great, her timing was great, her announcements were right on target. We will definitely refer them again!”
–Lori Hood, Wedding Consultant, Allison Weddings; Pacific Grove, CA Wedding, May 2009

“Thank you for a wonderful evening!”
–Heidi & Greg Marsolais, Pacific Grove, CA Wedding, May 2009

“We were blown away by the talent of the Alison Sharino band! We hired them for our wedding at Beaulieu Gardens in Rutherford, CA (Napa Valley). Alison played the ceremony (beautiful vocals) and the cocktail hour (wonderful acoustics) and the reception. They were incredibly receptive to our requests and learned a few songs that we asked them to. Alison was able to read the crowd and provide music that everyone enjoyed! My entire wedding was on the dance floor for most of the night! We would highly recommend them for any event as their energy and talent is some of the best we have seen!….Alison, thank you for an amazing performance from you and your band. The music could not have been better!”
–Kiera Ganann-Axelrod, Rutherford, CA Wedding, April 2009

“You guys were awesome! One of the best bands we’ve ever heard. You really helped make the night a success for us.”
–Neil Axelrod, Rutherford, CA Wedding, April 2009

“The Alison Sharino Band got our crowd up and dancing with their high energy and hot sound. Our company is a mix of vastly different ages, and the band got all the ages up and dancing, smiling, and singing along. Their vocals and instruments were right on and seamless and fun – they hit all the notes, and sing the songs the way you want. On the professional front, Alison was the best. With her guidance, we came up with a fantastic song list, and her ample suggestions and willingness to learn new songs for us was beyond the call of duty for most bands. She is warm, responsive, and takes the worry off of you – which makes all the planning quite effortless. We would definitely hire Alison’s band again! They were awesome! We really had a lot of fun with them, and seriously, I hadn’t seen that many of us on the dance floor in some time! Including me!”
–Carol Kam, Thoratec, December 2008

“I wanted to thank you all again for your wonderful performance on Saturday! All of our guests and staff really enjoyed your music! You all were so wonderful to work with and very professional. Thanks again.”
–Kristen Fracisco, Association of General Contractors of California, December 2008

“The Alison Sharino Band made my vineyard wedding in Sonoma County, California spectacular. You did a fantastic job performing a vocal/piano set before and during the ceremony, the jazz duo during dinner and of course making the after-dinner dance party a huge success. I truly appreciate you working so seamlessly with family and friends when we incorporated their musical talents in my ceremony. I still remember your voice as I walked down the aisle to “Something in the Way She Moves”. I think you had most of my guests in tears. I can’t tell you how many people told me how fun, energetic and excellent your music was throughout the six-hour evening you performed. We all enjoyed the jazz duo during dinner. Then you definitely got everyone of all ages on the dance floor with your diverse selection of songs that everyone should sing along to. One of my favorite memories is dancing to “Twist and Shout” with my 90-year-old grandmother. Thank you for giving my guests a dance party of a lifetime set in the beautiful vineyard grove. Most important, you were so kind and helpful in making this all work. You helped me plan the schedule of musical events and gave me excellent assistance in planning the songs and set list. I enjoyed working with all of your staff. They were very talented, accommodating and polite. Finally, you all looked wonderful and very professional. Thank you so very much. Will you fly down to Orange County and perform here? I would love to have you again at any event that I planned. Having you perform at my wedding made the night unforgettable. THANKS Alison!!!!!”
–Nicole Knecht, Sebastopol, CA Wedding, August 2008

“We had the Band play at a house party for 130 guests in August. They were terrific. The song variety was enormous. Alison’s voice is superb. We had heard her and the band at another party a month earlier and knew we wanted them at our party. They were easy to work with and prompt at returning calls. Our guests really enjoyed their variety of music. They were absolutely superb. We would definitely use them again.”
–Beth Perrell, Los Altos Hills, California, August 2008

“Alison Sharino and her wonderful band played great dance music at our daughter’s wedding. Alison played music before, during and after the immediate wedding ceremony, which the guests thoroughly enjoyed. During the reception, a saxophone player and a guitar player entertained while the guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. After dinner and family dances, Alison’s band started playing and almost every guest “jumped” out of their seat and began to dance and they all danced until the end of the evening. The great thing about this band is that the music that they played encouraged guests of all ages to dance. By the way, the ages of our guests ranged from six years old to ninety-two years old. And, yes they all danced the night away, along with the bride and groom! Usually, after dinner and the family dances, many people leave the wedding – but because of Alison Sharino and her band, most of the guests stayed and we had a great party and lots of fun. The bride and groom and many of our wedding guests still talk about how much they enjoyed the wedding because of the music and fun. In short, Alison Sharino Band = GRRRREAAAAAAAAAAAT!!”
–Patti Rose, Los Altos Hills, California, December 2007

“Thank you so much for such fun, partying music! I couldn’t have asked or hoped for a better band. You really added so very much to the wedding and we all loved the saxophone player! Thanks again!”
–Danielle Peake, Los Altos, CA, November 2007

“We were thrilled with your performance!”
–Cathy Cunningham, Los Altos, CA, November 2007

“I’m a math teacher, not an English teacher, so my writing may not be as eloquent as I mean it to be, but I do want to thank you for you and your band’s contribution to our wedding celebration. It was easy and fun working with you over the phone during the planning process, and you had excellent ideas based on your performance experience. I was looking forward to hearing the band play based on what I heard on the demo CD, and was surprised that the band was even better in real life! Alison, you have a lot of energy and you totally projected Fun! And, it was Fun! A number of guests told us how much they liked the band, and one asked for your contact info. The choice of songs, the energy of the performance, the quality of the sound, all excellent, I can’t imagine that another band could have done better. Thank you and your band so very much!”
–Diane Gleason, Palo Alto, CA, July 2007

The band is also available as a duo, trio or quartet for events where space or budget is a concern. Alternately, they can perform as an eight-piece band, which includes the regular five members, plus an additional female vocalist and two additional horn players to make a full three-piece horn section.