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A few letters from our clients ...

(wedding rehearsal dinner on May 20, 2011)

Dear Rick,
I just want to take a moment to say how special our Friday night dinner was. It almost felt like its own wedding! When I hunted online for a band, I knew exactly what I wanted. When I picked you guys I had faith you were right, but was faced with questions from my (then fiancé) “How do you KNOW they will be good?!”. Let me just say, you BLEW us away. You were way above what I had in mind and did such an incredible job- it doesn’t do it justice, but all I can say is thank you. I received compliments from everyone about how fantastic you guys were…you made our Friday night dinner perfect- we are so appreciative!!!
All the best,
Julia & Evan Seidenstein

(wedding reception on May 14, 2011)

Hi Rick,

We're currently sitting in warm Punta Cana, Dominican Republic on the first night of our honeymoon and we can't stop talking about how much fun we had on Saturday night!

It was truly the night of our lives and you and the band were such an incredibly huge part of it. I can't tell you how many people of all ages kept telling us how great the band was. We had multiple people tell us that it was the most fun they had had in over 30 plus years!!

I knew you all were going to be good, but I'm not sure I could have anticipated just how incredible the music was going to be. We knew it was going to be a good night when people were dancing before dinner even started! It was truly everything we could have ever wanted.

The one thing we would really appreciate from you is if you could pass along a complete setlist from the night. We would love to have the full list of everything you guys played all night, just to be able to relive in our minds all that we got to hear.

Thanks again for making our special weekend such an incredible experience for both us and all our guests, it's truly appreciated. We will be 'singing' your praises and highly recommending the band for as long as we possibly can.

All our Best,
Colby & Noelle


(wedding reception on May 7, 2011)

Steve (our agent),

We could not have been more pleased with the Coconut Groove Band. They were excellent musicians, and the dance floor was full most of the time!

They accommodated us by playing numerous songs off of a "requested song" list we sent them, and everyone loved hearing all those great old songs! Rick and the other guys were especially nice in being willing to learn, and play, "My Wish," for my husband's first dance with the bride. Charlie was especially appreciative to have this special song for this very special time.

I would not hesitate to recommend the band to any of my friends, and I hope there will be an opportunity for us to hire them in the future (no more children to get married, but maybe an anniversary party one day...?).

Best wishes,




(wedding reception on October 10, 2010)

Hey Rick,

I just wanted to thank you and the band for such a great time the other night! You guys really were above and beyond anything I could have imagined. Everyone at the wedding commented on how great you all were! We had such a good time, so thanks for making our wedding SO MUCH FUN!

Lara and John



My name is Sarah (Heatherington) Zarek, and you guys played for our wedding in Charleston on March 13. The party seemed to fly by, and before I knew it we were getting whisked off to leave and I hadn't even gotten to talk to you, but I just wanted to let you know how fabulous we all thought you were! Our guests commented on how great the selections were for our easy-going daytime reception, and we couldn't agree more. I thought you guys were very professional but still fun; the perfect mix. We will recommend you to our legions of 20-something year old friends who are all in the throes of wedding fever. Thanks so much for making our reception so much fun!

Sarah and Chris Zarek




YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't hire you again soon enough! Thank you for making the party such an incredible celebration! I have been carrying on and on to Greg (East Coast Entertainment agent).....as well as coordinator Cris B., who's big-deal event you are playing in July....told her that she is going to be BLOWN AWAY!!! you were fabulous, the guests have showered the bride's parents with endless raves on your tremendous performance. Thank you so very very much!

Best wishes,
Kristin Newman
Kristin Newman Designs
Charleston, SC

Hey Rick,
We just got back from our honeymoon and continue to hear how much everyone loved you guys- it was absolutely perfect- thanks for all the extra stuff ya'll learned for us- we are really grateful and had a blast! thank you and thank all the guys- it was a perfect reception and I was so excited that everyone dance- the whole time!!!!! ya'll are great!

Erin Reese

To the Coconut Groove Band,
Thanks for the wonderful evening of entertainment at the (wedding) reception in the aquarium (Manteo, NC). Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the music, your voices and your ability to do different styles. You were very professional and courteous. We would love to use your band again and would highly recommend you to anyone.

Thank you.
The Freda and Upchurch Families

We just wanted to let you all know how fantastic you were at our wedding. Every single one of your guest loved you. You really made our evening special and we felt blessed to have such talent! Good luck in the future and we hope to see you all again sometime.

Amanda Harris Oxford

Toni (East Coast Entertainment - Richmond Office),
The Coconut Groove Band was amazing! They did a terrific job and had the whole place dancing like crazy. I could not be more happy with the selection. They were extremely courteous and so easy to deal with. I even received a nice email from them after the wedding. If you ever want to use me as a reference for them, don't hesitate. I will give an extremely satisfied and enthusiastic review. Thanks again for all your help.

(referring to our June 17, 2006 wedding reception job in Staunton, VA.)

I just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed your performance at Heather's wedding at Chetola. Everybody was blown away. I'm still getting calls telling me how much fun everyone had. Thank you for making Dax's and Heather's wedding a night to remember. Hope to see y'all again!!!!!

Ron Hall
Salley, S.C.
(referring to our October 7, 2006 wedding reception job in Blowing Rock, NC)

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