Reviews

This page is a verbatim compilation of ALL written feedback the Sundogs have ever received from past clients.  This includes feedback posted at Gigmasters as well as feedback received via this form.

Such a talented group, the music was fantastic! Our corporate event was a huge success and we received so many compliments on our choice of music, all thanks to The Sundogs! The sound was well managed, hats off to their technician. The music selection was enjoyable for all age groups at our event and the vocals were spot on. We look forward to our next opportunity to book The Sundogs!

Rachel K.
Corporate event
Madison, WI
6/14/2017

Audo clip discussing the Sundogs’ performance at a fundraising party at the Brocach in Madison, WI the previous night.

The Devil’s Advocates Radio Show
1/22/16

The Sundogs were awesome! They played just the right kind of music for our crowd and they LOVED it! I actually think they played some of the songs better live than the actual band that sang them! The Sundogs were a great time, low maintenance and we will be having them back!

Lori A.
Black Earth Lanes,
Black Earth, WI
9/29/15

I thought the concert was awesome! Not only did you play for over 3 hours, which was great in and of itself, but I thought your song selection was fantastic! You did songs that I NEVER hear typical cover bands play–songs like “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” “Sunshine of Your Love,” etc….those are all songs you don’t typically hear bands try to cover, but you guys did an awesome job with them!

Steve L.
Italian Fest
Iron Mountain, MI
8/16/14

The Sundogs were fantastic. Friends said it was the best wedding and we have to give credit to the band. We loved the play list except for the last song – which I can’t remember what that is now. It was a hard song to dance to, otherwise we sang and danced along with all the others.
Thank you for helping make our wedding be a blast.

Trina (available as reference – contact info provided on request)
Wedding
Madison, WI
6/27/14

The Sundogs were AMAZING. We had our wedding guests coming up to us all night telling us how much they were loving the band. Their music is so fun to dance to – all generations of guests were out on the dance floor all night long. They played all of our requested songs and they made our reception unforgettable by providing phenomenal energy. Lastly, they were very accommodating and easy to work with too.

Jenny C.
Wedding
Madison, WI
6/7/14

They played a perfect variety of songs, perfect wedding playlist & were very entertaining!!!

Tamara S. (available as reference – contact info provided on request)
Wedding
Madison, WI
5/10/14

We greatly enjoyed having the Sundogs at our wedding. The music is great, they sound great and mostly people of all ages know the songs they play. They are also very flexible with timing and breaks. They allowed us to use their sound equipment during their breaks for speeches and my nieces impromptu duet. They are very quick to respond via e-mail and worked well with our wedding coordinator to set up arrival and sound check and such. It was such a pleasure to have them perform. I plan to recommend them to my friends!

Krystal F. (available as reference – contact info provided on request)
Wedding
Madison, WI
5/10/14

They played a perfect variety of songs, perfect wedding playlist & were very entertaining!!!

Tamara S. (available as reference – contact info provided on request)
Wedding
Madison, WI
5/10/14

I totally loved this band. The band appealed to all age groups. The band played for our benefit dance in honor of our daughter. Not knowing us at all they made this a very special event. They honored requests,had excellent sound, great vocals,and left us with the feeling, we want these guys back for our next benefit!

MaryAnn H. (available as reference – contact info provided on request)
Charity auction
Dickeyville, WI
1/25/2014

The Sundogs were amazing! From reading their description, we knew they were guys who have a band because they love music, not because they are trying to break into the big time. Their play list was perfect for us. When we arrived at our party the wait staff was raving about their warm up, and quickly we learned why. As the host and hostess we had a hard time leaving the dance floor to mingle with guests. Our guests are still raving about their quality and talent days later. We all left the party trying to come up with something else to celebrate soon, so that we can book the Sundogs again. Don’t miss the opportunity to have them at your event.

Randy S.
Wedding reception
Wausau, WI
6/8/2013

The Sundogs are AMAZING. They played for our wedding at the Overture Center in Madison, and were a complete hit. From the second they started playing until the very last song, the dance floor was packed. Everyone danced – from our 2 year old flower girl, to our college friends, to all of our parents’ friends, all night long. They were constantly full of energy, and are very talented musicians. They played every request we had (all were on their set lists), including coming on stage a bit early to play “Something” by the Beatles for our first dance. They were responsive in communicating leading up to the event, and professional on the day of the wedding. The sound quality and volume was perfect, and they couldn’t have done a better job with song selection. I can’t recommend them enough, and I hope I get to go to future events where they are playing, so I can dance the night away again!

Erin B. (available as reference – contact info provided on request)
Wedding Reception
Madison, WI
Aug. 18, 2012

I have never attended a wedding before when there was not a sitting person in the reception room and everyone was dancing. The Sundogs had the repertoire and energy and just general great vibes that had everyone dancing, smiling and sweating for hours! It was awesome.

Besides being smart, great guys (with a surprise guest female vocalist who was dynamite!), I think what works with this band is their choice of music. It appealed from the gray hairs to the kids, including literally little kids. The musicianship was fantastic and the Sundogs rocked.

As father of the bride (and chief checkwriter ūüėȬ† ), I could not have been more pleased. Thanks, guys, and if I had another daughter, I would insist she book you guys as well! Thanks for your essential part in making one of the most memorable events of many people’s lives, including my own!

Mike B. (available as reference – contact info provided on request)
Wedding Reception
Madison, WI
Aug. 18, 2012

I booked Sundogs last summer for a back yard party. They were fantastic with communication during first engagement through performance. All members of the band were vey nice and very polite. It is great to see a band that seems to enjoy each other and playing together. They played a fantastic variety of music and the sound guys were even great and kept the group going. The band was FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All of our guests are still talking about the party and the band almost a year later. I can’t wait to book them again! Sundogs-you guys are great don’t stop rocking!!!

Tracey E. (available as reference – contact info provided on request)
Neighborhood party
Gurnee, IL
6/12/2010

“As the mother of the bride and the host of my daughter’s wedding reception, I felt responsible for making certain that all of our guests were having fun. We couldn’t possibly have had a better band. Not only are they extremely talented, but also they were responsive to our requests and to the preferences of our guests. Many of our guests said they’d never heard better music.”

Peggy S. (available as reference – contact info provided on request)
Wedding, Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa
Galena, IL
Sept. 4, 2010

“All of the Sundogs and their sound tech did such an awesome job! From the second they started playing (Our House by Crosby, Stills and Nash) until the last song of the night (Hey Jude by The Beatles), and everything in between (from Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd to Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison to Teen Spirit by Nirvana) they sounded INCREDIBLE. And they timed everything perfectly– playing the right songs at the right time for the crowd. Dozens of our wedding guests told me that they were a great band and that they loved the music! My husband, me and our families thought they were the best band we’d ever heard at a wedding, and a few guests compared them to Eric Clapton. They got everyone from all age groups singing and dancing, and the music was never too loud or too soft. I was planning to greet guests during at least one of the sets, but I couldn’t help but dance the night away as soon as I heard them playing, and I had a complete blast doing so! Additionally, they were so easy to work with and accommodating throughout the wedding planning process. I would highly recommend the Sundogs to anyone who wants a rockin’ reception!

“We also hired Jon Martin of the Sundogs to sing at our wedding ceremony. When I got to the front of the church and heard him singing Morning Has Broken by Cat Stevens, I was instantly filled with a feeling of calm and happiness because his voice was so rich and beautiful and I knew the whole night was going to be amazing music-wise (and otherwise)! He learned both the songs we asked him to and he sounded just lovely, and many of the guests told me that he was the best wedding singer they’d ever heard. We also loved when he sang a verse of the Psalm with our organist whom he had only met a few minutes before the wedding– they sounded great together!

“I can’t thank the Sundogs enough for making our wedding so special and fun. They are worth every penny you will pay them and more!”

Logan S. (available as reference – contact info provided on request)
Wedding, Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa
Galena, IL
Sept. 4, 2010

“The Sundogs played my wedding on September 4, 2010 at Eagle Ridge Resort in Galena, Illinois. They were fantastic. We booked them following a word-of-mouth recommendation, and I’m so glad we did. They played great songs, primarily classic rock. The crowd really enjoyed them, and they learned several new songs that we’d requested. I would recommend them to anyone in need of a wedding band.”

Vinnie T. (available as reference – contact info provided on request)
Wedding, Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa
Galena, IL
Sept. 4, 2010

“We are so pleased that everything worked out and you guys are FANTASTIC! Please use me as a reference. Everyone loved you! You may even end up with a few [fans] from Chicago..some of Steve’s lady friends are trying to find out when and where you guys are playing next. We are thinking about this being an annual party so we definitely will have you guys back if we do this.
I cannot express in enough words how great you guys are and how we could not have asked for a better group of gentleman to perform for us.
I really hope you guys had as good of a time and please tell your band mates…THANK YOU!”

Tracey E. (available as reference – contact info provided on request)
Neighborhood party
Gurnee, IL
6/12/2010

“I just wanted to say thanks for another great event! I can’t tell you how many people have come up to me and said how great the band was. We sure appreciate your ongoing willingness to come up and play with us! I hope that you guys had as much fun as we did and that everything worked out from your standpoint. … I know it is a little early to think about next year but let’s keep in touch and I’d certainly take “first dibs” to getting you guys back next year. In addition to just great music, you guys are always so professional. Much appreciated! Thanks again! ”

Ronald M. (available as reference – contact info provided on request)
Private Party
Wausau, WI
10/31/2009

“Spectacular music. Great mix of classic rock and roll music and the crowd loved it. I loved seeing everyone dancing the night away while you played on stage. Wish I hadn’t been running the event so that I could have spent more time dancing and singing the night away. Hope you enjoyed Iron Mountain and are willing to visit us again. The only complaint I received was that the music was too loud. I was slightly deaf after the event but all in all a great job! (Note: The front-of-stage sound volume was controlled by the event’s hired sound company, not the Sundogs) Thanks again for coming up to da UP!”

Jonathan R. (available as reference – contact info provided on request)
8/15/09
Italian Fest
Iron Mountain, MI

“The Sundogs had all ages dancing. The song selection was wonderful…very upbeat. Our event had over 2000 in attendance and all comments were positive. We had folks from 6 to 80 and a big crowd stayed to the end. Very friendly, laid back, professional. Good musicians. You really made our event a success.”

Event staff
8/15/09
Italian Fest
Iron Mountain, MI

“We were incredibly happy with the Sundogs. Over a year after our wedding, we still get comments from our guests with regards to the band–They were great, and we would recommend them to anyone. Thank you very much!”

Michelle S
6/21/2008
Wedding
Waupaca, WI

“Sundogs rocked our wedding reception, Grant and the guys were amazing. They had a great mix that kept people on their feet all night long. People kept going even after the lights came on, and they played an extra encore for us. They are worth every penny that they get. Also the sound tech was great, with perfect transitions to our MP3 playlists during breaks. Thanks SUNDOGS!!!”

Ben and Breeze P. (available as reference – contact info provided on request)
Wedding
Dubuque, IA
4/4/09

“ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!! I’d give them 10s across the board if I could, even though its a 1-5. Their performance is far and away worth way more than the price they charge, we would have easily paid double if we would have known just how great of a show it would have been. They had people of all ages, including the 65+ crowd, out on the dance floor until the very end of the night. We heard countless times throughout the night and into the next few days just how awesome our guests thought the band was.”

David B.
Wedding
Sheboygan, WI
10/4/2008

“The Sundogs were our entertainment for our recent wedding reception, and THEY WERE AWESOME! Prior to the event the band contacted me (the ever-planning bride) multiple times to make sure all plans were set for a success. They were extremely accomodating to any special requests we had, and the sound was perfect! The sound engineer adjusted to volume during every song so it was never too loud, never too soft, just perfect. The performance was truly outstanding! I have never seen so many people on their feet dancing at a wedding reception! The Sundogs really delivered on my dream of a fantastic live band that the whole audience loved for my wedding reception! They Rocked!”

Alexia K.
Wedding
Sheboygan, WI
8/30/2008

“Everyone there thought the band was excellent.¬† We always thought having a live band was better than a DJ and your band definitely proved that.¬† Our guests had so much fun dancing all night long. The night went by too fast.”
“The manager that was there that night at the Commons told us that this band was the best sounding band they have had there in a long time as the acoustics in the room are not that good.
“The only negative comment I received was that it was a little too loud as the people at the tables had a hard time talking to each other. I just told them it’s a rock band and supposed to be loud.¬†”

A. Enz (available as reference – contact info provided on request)
Wedding
Madison, WI
7/5/2008

“Fantastic show. The songs were brilliant. This was the first wedding I’ve been at in which almost all the guests were up and dancing to almost every song! I believe there was only one song in which the dance floor was empty, but I am certain it was due to exhaustion! ”

R. De Vos
Wedding
Madison, WI
7/5/2008

“While in the midst of planning our wedding the coordination and contact between my family and the Sundogs was effortless. The play list was one of the most versatile we have seen in all of our research. In a very short timeline the Sundogs learned and successfully played a song that was very special to the groom and me, it meant everything to us that they made that extra effort above and beyond what was expected. We have received so many compliments from friends and family of all ages that attended the wedding that they thought the playlist was fantastic, I am so glad that we found a vendor that could speak to the wide variety in our crowd. Overall, I had such a wonderful time the evening was full of the kind of music that makes people get up and dance like a jellyfish and we have pictures to prove it. Thank you so much for joining our celebration!”

Kaylynn K.  (available as reference Рcontact info provided on request)
Wedding
Madison, WI
2/22/2008

“They were a great group to work with, and we’ll be hoping to use them again in the future. We’ve done this event every year for the last four and they are definitely the best band we’ve had. The venue has also in the past been somewhat difficult to manage from a sound standpoint and they did a great job with this. ¬†I’d strongly recommend them to anyone looking for great traditional rock/dance music.”

Ronald M. (available as reference – contact info provided on request)
Private Party
Wausau, WI
10/20/2007

“The Sundogs put on an amazing show–they had our guests rocking out all night. The guys are great fun, they even let one of my friends sing along with them on stage. I would recommend this band to anyone seeking entertainment for all ages. Even our grandparents were dancing! ”

Andy S. (available as reference – contact info provided on request)
Wedding
Madison, WI
9/23/2007

“Thank you Sundogs for the incredible performance at our wedding!! ¬† Our guests kept saying it was the best live band they have heard at a wedding and that they loved the playlist because it was filled with great songs that everyone could dance to! ”

Laurel B. (available as reference – contact info provided on request)
Wedding
Washington Island, WI
8/4/2007

“The Sundogs were great. ¬†Their music sets were filled with the music we enjoy. ¬†They were friendly, polite and professional. I would strongly recommend them to anyone. All of our guests enjoyed their performance.”

Penny S.
Graduation Party
Eagle, WI
7/7/2007

“You guys were great! ¬† Everyone had such a fun time dancing to your songs.¬† All night we heard what a great band we hired. ¬†Thanks!”

Jessica H.
Wedding
12/30/2006

“We are extremely happy with their performance. ¬†Thank you!!!”

Shana C.
Wedding
Baraboo, Wi
8/26/2006

“We were thrilled with the Sundogs and their performance. The music was incredible – the dance floor was packed all night long. I even think that a couple of ¬†the guests are hoping to book the Sundogs for¬†future events! ¬†If you are looking for a band that really rocks, these guys are fabulous. I highly recommend them!”

Susan W.
Wedding
Freeport, IL
7/23/2005

“The Sundogs were absolutely amazing. ¬†Our guests enjoyed having a live band – the bands energy (along with liquor) fueled the party. ¬†I would recommend them to everyone! They were well worth the money. ¬†We are looking for another occasion to hire them.”

Mandy V.
Wedding
Lake Geneva, WI
5/28/2005

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