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.

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

Corporate Clients


Coca-Cola
McDonald’s
FedEx
NFL Legends
Association of General Contractors – California
Association of Energy Service Companies
Northstar Travel Media
Thoratec Corporation
Pebble Beach Club Members
City Of Santa Clara
Private Label Makers Association
San Francisco Electrical Contractors Association
and many more!

Client Comments

“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!”
Gigmasters.com 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 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 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 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
–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.