Emerald City Band Reviews and Testimonials

After 30+ years of providing “Once in a Lifetime” Entertainment,
Emerald City Band has too many fans to count.


Cohen Kupstin Interview


Rockwall Women’s League Interview


Brannon Interview


“EC played at our daughter’s 300 guest wedding in May, and guests are STILL talking about what an amazing band we had!! We knew we were getting quality when we hired them, and we knew they were the best in Dallas! With Deno at the helm we never worried about anything band-related with our daughter’s wedding! They made the evening!!! Think you need any other entertainment/distractions at a wedding reception? None when you have Emerald City as ALL OF YOUR GUESTS ARE ON THE DANCE FLOOR THE WHOLE NIGHT!! Several guests have said they haven’t been on the dance floor in over 20 YEARS and they danced the whole night! EC made our daughter’s wedding reception spectacular!!! Wonderful memories for a wonderful night!!!

Thank you SO much for Saturday night. Our employees just love you guys, and you always provide engaging, interactive and AWESOME entertainment for our group. As one person told me Saturday night, “it’s just not a Samsung party without Emerald City.” Thanks again, and we’ll be in touch about next year soon.”

“The Best Band EVER! We won’t do a party without them!”


Public Relations

“I have to tell you… I have heard many, many, many bands in my life. I have heard them in Clubs, arenas, parks, private homes and churches. They have ranged from amateur to consummate masters. However, I have never heard a band perform with more precision than Emerald City Band tonight. The lead and backup vocals… the music… the sound system … the on stage choreography … the bond between band and audience… EVERYTHING was absolutely flawless. Every instrument was exceptional … no one fighting another to be heard .. all perfectly blended. Every singer was not only strong but unique in their tonal qualities and what they delivered. To me, you literally put on a clinic on how professional musicians should perform. I was and am awestruck (not an easy thing to admit) and remain the biggest fan of what I believe is the FINEST group of musical performers anywhere in the state of Texas.” – John, WFAA-TV



Emerald City at the White House

“Deno and the band had our Super Bowl celebrities and guests dancing all night long! Once the music starts, you don’t want to sit down!”

Best Super Bowl Party in Texas

“I wanted to thank you for all your help with our event. I must admit I was shocked when 10 minutes after the band started, there were attendees already dancing! They were fantastic and made the event memorable. Everyone had a great time and raved about the band. I also learned in addition to many folks who have heard the band before, some had them perform at their wedding! We will definitely keep them top of mind for any future events.”


“This band is the best of the best. They have it all and do it all, oldies to today and will keep you moving all night long. Whenever they play we try and go see them, and for NYE wherever they play is the best party in town. They never disappoint and you leave alive at the end of the night. :)”

“I cannot even begin to say enough good things about Emerald City!!! They were at the top of our wedding wish list and did not disappoint. We are still on cloud nine two weeks later and hearing rave reviews from our guests. They are without a doubt the best event band around and we are still pinching ourselves that they played for US!”

Scott Murray

Drew Pearson, Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor Member

“On the evening of August 27, Emerald City played at my daughter’s wedding at the Belo Mansion in Dallas, Texas, and I am writing this letter to let you know how appreciative we are of the job that you did that evening. […] Ultimately, I can only say that having Emerald City play at my daughter’s wedding was the one factor that stands out above all else – the first thing everyone says is – that band made the party. At at almost 1 a.m., the fact that we still had more than 200 of 275 guests in the ballroom was due primarily to the phenomenal music of Emerald City! Well, it was 105 degrees that day, as we’d feared. But, Emerald City made everyone forget about the heat outside as you made the ballroom heated with the intensity of the enjoyment of your music. My daughter and now son-in-law were right, the key factor of the night was having Emerald City as our band! Thank you so much for your professionalism and wonderful music, and should you ever need a reference, I will give you 110%!”

“Best band ever!~ I think I danced to every song!~Party of the year! ~Best dance band I have ever heard!~ Fun, Fun, Fun! All comments from our guests! We could not be happier with our choice of entertainment and will DEFINITELY be using them again!!”

“Wow wow wow. If you need a big time band that going to keep everybody going and just ignite your event, this is the one. No matter what’s your occasion they will keep everyone engaged. Seems like R and B, classic dusties and top 40 music are specialties but I would not be surprised if they could tap into other music areas. Very professional and tasteful. You won’t be disappointed. All ages. If they had six stars I would give it!!”

Ed “Too Tall” Jones

Mike Rawlings, Dallas Mayor

“We had the best reception ever! Emerald City is incredible and my phone rang all day the next day from all my guest calling to compliment the band and how much fun they had at our reception. We had 150 guests and I don’t think anyone sat for any period of time they played all our favorite songs band interacted with our guests from ages 2-83 and everyone loved them! So easy to work with and friendly crew extremely professional cannot say enough good things! Absolutely loved them wish we could have a party like this again !!!”

“I can’t imagine anyone having a party without Emerald City!”

Feliciano Foundation

“Phenomenal Show! Entertaining all throughout the set. You can tell they were having as much fun performing as we were watching.”

“Deno and Emerald City are the definition of performers. I have always enjoyed their shows and found myself smiling, laughing, and dancing the entire time. You can tell that their true passion lies in music and entertaining.”

“We had the pleasure of working with EC at Megan and Josh’s wedding in Dripping Springs at Camp Lucy. You impressed me and my team on so many levels – First off- your sound was INCREDIBLE! Very versatile – the best I’ve seen. Secondly, your group was the most gracious and kind. We’ve worked with a ton of great bands, but I felt like your group was extra special. Everyone was thankful and happy and put on the performance of the year. Don’t stop what you’re doing! I can’t wait to refer you to all of our clients!”


“Look no further this is the band that will make your wedding magical and an event that all your guests will remember for a lifetime. There are not enough adjectives in our vocabulary to describe Emerald City Band and how they made my daughter’s wedding the party event of the year. Deno and all of the very talented singers and musicians is not just a band, they are entertainers that put on a show you will never experience from any other band. The way they interact with the bride and groom as well as the rest of the guests on the dance floor made the evening even more memorable. They had everyone on the dance floor for the entire wedding and our guests are still talking about how much they enjoyed their music that covered all genres and spanned many generations. Thank you so very much for sharing all your talent with our wedding guests and making this the magical wedding my daughter dreamed about all of her life.”

Bride planning wedding for two years

Daryl Johnson

“I’m a wedding photographer and owner of f8studio, I get to work with Emerald City Bands all the time and they are always so fun and the wedding guest have such a great time! Love working with this Band.


“I cannot tell you how much we LOVED emerald city. None of our wedding guests could stop talking about how amazing our band was and Jono and I had the best time dancing and singing with them on stage. They were so interactive with the dance floor and they truly made the party. We will definitely be recommending them to every one of our friends and I am sure they will be getting called back to Tulsa since we are the first wedding of many to come :)”


“Hi, Deno. Just wanted to say thank you to your band for making that the best night of our lives. I now know I’ll never have a wedding without them. YAll truly are the best part of a party. And your people are the most professional group to work with. I just wish I had it to do over again just so I could shake everyone’s hand and say thank you. I can’t wait to work with yall again.”


“I have worked with Emerald City for many years – and they are always fabulous. But during the evening, I had the following thought: I believe this is the best performance by this band (or any other band) that I have ever had the pleasure to witness. They were that GOOD! The guests were on the dance floor from the time Deno asked them to join Lesley and Matt during their first dance. It was an electric night! Wish you had been there. Thank you for all of your efforts in making the night flawless.”

“It was by far the best money spent on Ashley and Jason’s wedding! They were thrilled and I had so many people ask me for Emerald city’s information. My son was even impressed and he is hard to impress!:) Thank you to Emerald City for making our event incredible!!”


“Great folks to work with. Impressed with the level of professionalism in making our event a success. Plus, they can sure put on a whale of a show! I’ve seen them perform live several times now and they NEVER DISAPPOINT. Love the lights and energy they bring.”

“I walked away from my daughter’s wedding reception knowing that I had helped give her “hands down the best night of my life” (her words). As a father, I couldn’t ask for more, and ECB was a huge part of that. Beyond the awesome music and energy, the thing that struck me was how ALL the ECB members truly cared about making the night special and memorable for the bride and groom and all our guests. They were a blessing to my daughter’s special night and it is a memory that will last forever. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!”

“Emerald City was fantastic on Saturday night! Our reception was so much fun—-Everyone is raving about the evening! Deno really knows how to read the crowd and keep the party going till the very end! More people that evening and all day yesterday have commented on how incredible the band was throughout the night. Mary Louise and John had so much fun dancing on the stage with the band. Please tell Deno many thanks for us—–We feel so fortunate that we were able to use Emerald City for Mary Louise’s reception. I will definitely tell everyone to book them for their weddings.”

“Thank you!!! On behalf of both families and 350 amazed party guests we simply can’t thank Emerald City enough!! The band was such a huge hit with everyone….I was bombarded with compliments throughout the entire evening and no one wanted to sit down!! Even the two 88 year-old Grandpa’s!!! It was just perfect and the band made every transition seamless and fun! We will always think of Emerald City first for every party we have and will recommend them over and over!! Just astonishing how you can keep every single age group on their feet…the talent was incredible! Love you guys and will forever be indebted to you for making the biggest family event we will ever have in our lifetime THE BEST it could ever be!!!”


Women’s Food Services

Eugene Lockhart

“Hi Deno, I just want everyone at Emerald City to know that you were all as wonderful as you have been every single time we have had the delightful occasion to attend a deb ball or wedding where Emerald City performed! I can’t tell you how many, many people (from out of town or otherwise unfamiliar with the band) asked, “What is the name of that band?? They are fantastic!!!” Two different friends came up to me and hugged me while telling me that their husbands got up and danced (and danced, and danced!) with them for the first time since their own weddings! And a younger friend said that he thought EC’s renditions of the songs they played were the equal of or even superior to the original artists’ recordings! EC was the Pied Piper of a wonderful party and a great sendoff! Please extend our heartfelt thanks to all involved.”

“I just wanted to tell you that Emerald City was more amazing last night then I could ever have imagined. They were like nothing I had ever seen and we were totally blown away. Everyone there raved and raved, they made the party explode! Thank you and please tell them all how very happy they made the bride and groom and us. There just truly aren’t enough words to express how awesome they performed last night!”


“Emerald City sounded just absolutely amazing on Saturday night. They played what I felt was some new songs and just sounded outstanding. Thank you and your guys for providing our Members and guests an absolutely outstanding experience.”


Dallas Country Club

“Wow! This band kept me dancing non-stop at the Texas Annual President’s Dinner 2017, and for so long that my boogie shoes broke! Really!! So versatile and interactive but also just got out of the way of the party. More, please.”

“Deno and the band had our Super Bowl celebrities and guests dancing all night long! Once the music starts, you don’t want to sit down!”

Best Super Bowl Party in Texas

“Sandra and I could not have been happier that night. Although every parent relishes in the joy of seeing their daughter married to the man she is in love with, there is no question that Emerald City made the night. I have received so many compliments about Deno and the entire group, the energy level was off the charts and the way he and the rest of the band interacted with the bride and groom and the guests was fantastic. We hope to have the opportunity to use the group in the near future when our second daughter gets married. Thanks again and Emerald City Rocks”


“Emerald city was beyond amazing!! We were so very pleased with you all!! No doubt best band around! Thank you thank you!!!!!”


“Thank you for all of your help coordinating Emerald City for the McClung wedding this past weekend. The band was great! They absolutely nailed every request the bride and groom had – from learning the special songs to the exit, everything was perfect. Thank you for being such a pleasure to work with – we look forward to working with you all again soon!”


Mathes and Co Events

“Hi Deno, I wanted to convey to you and the entire Emerald City organization how pleased Gina and I, and everyone at the wedding were with the amazing performance the band provided Thursday night! Everyone said it was the best wedding reception they had ever attended, and “Emerald City”, was the reason. Having seen the band perform three other times, I knew how good they were musically, but I didn’t know how friendly and professional the entire organization would be to work with, they happily accommodated all our request, and helped make the evening one we will never forget!”

“Thank you so much! All the guests had such a wonderful time, and without Emerald City, the evening would not have been half as magical and memorable for Lindsay & George on their special day! You all were so great and so easy to work with, we all appreciate it very much! Thanks again!”


Texas Photography School

Justin Dean Wedding

“They rocked it!! The guests had a ball….and lots to drink ???? ECB always puts on a great show but this seemed particularly high energy. The client was SO happy!!”

“Unlike no other! WOW, left our guests so amazed, we received so many compliments on this band after the event. They are nonstop when they perform and the vocalist is so talented wonderful show. It’s true, they ARE the BEST!”

“Emerald City was AWESOME! Everyone loved them. Jennifer’s Facebook is flooded with high praise and short videos of their performance and packed the dance floor. Many times, your performance was even better than the original recording artist….people kept commenting on that – they couldn’t believe the sound! Everyone had so much fun and most of the guests stayed until the end of the evening.”


“To the entire ECB, Just wow! Thank you for your amazing performance at our wedding on April 11th! All of you were absolutely incredible!! We still have guests talking about how entertaining you all were. Thank you!”

“Thank you for everything! Please let Deno and the rest of the band know how much fun we had Saturday night. They were fantastic, as usual! Everyone kept asking me the name of the band. We had a lot of out of town people. I wanted to remind Deno that I was the one that booked ECB in the early 2000’s for several galas that I chaired and worked on. Jesuit College Prep, Ursuline Academy, Catholic Charities. It’s been a few years, and he does so many events, so tell him I said hello. Thanks again for making our evening so memorable!”


“Thanks so much, Deno! We LOVED Emerald City and I have received so much praise for the band from many of our guests and several friends have asked for the name again so that they could pass on the information to other friends getting married! I’ll be seeing you guys again next May at my friend Molly’s wedding in Dallas and I can’t wait!”

Thank you and the entire Emerald City Band for such a great party—I have had so many people who were at the reception told me that it was the best wedding reception they have ever been to, and of course, your band deserves a lot of that credit! The dance floor was full the whole time and EVERYONE had so so much fun!!! It was wonderful to see so many people happy to be there. While I did not get the chance to thank each of the band members at the end of the night, I was able to talk to Deno to thank him and ask him to share my sentiments with all of the band members. I don’t know where y’all get the energy to do what you do, but y’all were incredible!! I will definitely recommend your band, and if I ever give another big party, Emerald City will be my only choice!

I am Frankie Bennett’s sister and was just apart of his wedding to Taylor Becker this past September! I was absolutely in awe of the energy, talent, and vibe that your performance brought to their day; it was truly one of the most memorable parts of the weekend! I just got engaged to my fiancé, Cole, last weekend and we would be honored if you could play at our wedding!

“We could not have been more pleased with Emerald City. It was so much fun! My husband described it as the party he always wanted to have! If we ever need a band again, you will be our first choice! Thank you so much.”

“Just wanted to let you know what an awesome job the band did at our Holiday Party. All of our employees had such a good time and enjoyed the band immensely. The band was great and very engaging – I loved that they got down into the crowd and danced! We will definitely have to keep y’all in mind for future events.”

“Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!! Emerald City Band totally rocked the house at the Junior League of Dallas ball! They were PHENOMENAL!!!! Thank you so much for working with us. Our guests had the time of their lives. I can’t wait until the next time I get to dance the night away to ECB! With gratitude, Marie and the entire Junior League of Dallas”


Junior League of Dallas

“Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. What an incredible experience! We had the BEST time thanks to you and the fun atmosphere you created. We have been getting such positive feedback, which we want to pass along to you to show you how much fun our guests had and how memorable the night was for everyone. We will certainly recommend you to other brides! Thank you for your flexibility, for learning new songs, and making it the best night ever.”

Mary and Robbie

“Everyone said that it was the best, most fun party they had ever been to and I know it was due to Emerald City!!! You guys were just the absolute best! Several of my friends told me the next day that once you started playing they never sat down again! It all seems like a wonderful dream. Haylee and Preston wanted everyone to dance and they were so happy that dream was fulfilled!”


“Dear Deno and all of the Emerald City Band, Thank you so much for bringing the Emerald City Band’s A-Game to Mary and Robbie’s wedding reception at the Fort Worth Club August 3. Linda and I have enjoyed your music and performance many times over the years but none more than at our wedding. Everyone there had a great time thanks to your wonderful group, sound, and song management. I was thrilled that you were available and your performance exceeded our every expectation. Thank you, again, for making our wedding a most memorable event.”

“Thank you and the Emerald City band for another year of wonderful music and entertainment. As usual, everyone was raving! You all truly are amazing!”


Thank you for making our May wedding amazing. You truly were our dream band, and you exceeded our expectations. Our guests cannot stop raving about how awesome our wedding was, and the one thing they all mention is your music (and dancing all night to it). Thank you for making our dream wedding come true!!! You live up to your name and more!”

Haylee and Preston

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