Merry Christmas That’s the best band and group I have ever heard They were delightful and fun I appreciate all you and they did Sidney Marie was so happy and friends were overwhelmed by the music The best Loved every minute of the party Plus the extra they played Just wonderful Thank you 🎄💕🎄💕

-Martha R.-

Private Event
East Ridge Country Club
Shreveport, LA
Dec 18, 2021

Big Swing & The Ballroom Blasters were nothing short of AMAZING. They were a pleasure to deal with from our first phone call until the last song of the night. They are professional, extremely talented, energetic, and so much more. All of our employees loved them and the dancers and costume changes were a huge hit. I just can’t thank them enough for making our 100 year party so special. And thank you for recommending them.

-Annette, Colonial Group-

Corporate Event
Marriott Savannah Riverfront
Savannah, GA
Dec 04, 2021

Absolutely outstanding- the sound, the dancing, everything- we could not have been happier!! We would strongly recommend this band for any event that you want an amazing experience!

-Lisa S.-

Wedding
Oct 16, 2021

This band is over the top fantastic. Jerry Freeman is excellent to partner with and the clients had the time of their lives. Thank you for being such team players.

-Terry Saxe Events-

Sep 05, 2021

This band is over the top fantastic. Jerry Freeman is excellent to partner with and the clients had the time of their lives. Thank you for being such team players. Terry Saxe Events.

-lissa P.-

Sep 05, 2021

Big Swing & The Ballroom Blasters was more than I could have asked for! Hands down, they exceeded my expectations in every way. Since I was a little girl, I dreamed of having a band just like this group at my wedding - and they did nothing short of deliver. Thank you so much for all of your assistance along the way! I will recommend Big Swing and ECE time and again. Side note: my cousin loved them so much as well that she booked them for her wedding in a few months!

-Caitlin-

Wedding
Dec 11, 2020

Thank you ALL for delivering exactly what you advertised! We couldn't have been more happy with the great night you all provided in Nashville for our 60th birthday celebration. Loved the band's vocals, music, energy and entertainment. Everyone, really everyone, commented on how GREAT the band was for our event. Thank You

-Ginger M-

Birthday Party
Feb 08, 2020

Jerry and the whole Big Swing team were terrific. Horns did a super job moving guests from dining tent to part area. First/parent dances were perfect, even with late song switch. We have a big extended family and always ask for We Are Family as first full group song. Big Swing took it a step further with fun men vs women sing along. Motown favorites got all ages dancing from the start, so thanks. I know bands hate to stop for school group pictures but Big Swing accommodated that and got everyone back dancing. This is our second wedding with Big Swing, third for the groom’s family, and the whole group could not have been nicer, more professional and incredibly entertaining. They made the party!

-Walker M-

Wedding
Oct 19, 2019

We absolutely LOVED having Big Swing & The Ballroom Blasters at our wedding reception. The dance floor was full all night - that's not an exaggeration. They are such a talented group and they were so much fun. We would most certainly recommend them to anyone looking for an exceptional band. They are the best!

-Frank S-

Wedding
Sep 21, 2019

It was a huge success - the band was great and the guests had an amazing time. Thank you again for all your help.

-Ashley M.-

Event Planner
Jun 15, 2019

You guys were awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! The music was fabulous, your singers are wonderful, everyone had a great experience; You have some really nice = gracious and talented folks Can I send you a special gratuity or a case of wine for a thank you? When is the next time you are on the west coast? Love to have you again Love

-Stephen U. -

Corporate Event
Jun 15, 2019

The band was fantastic, and the event was a huge success. Thanks for bringing them to our attention!

-Rebecca S.-

Event Planner
Apr 06, 2019

The band was fabulous. They made the evening. Many thanks.

-Tricia N.-

Piedmont Hospital Gala
Jan 26, 2019

They were so accommodating - and did just a great job! Thank you so much for all of your help!

-Maura-

Planner
May 12, 2018

Everything was great! Big Swing was amazing- their music selection, sound quality, performance... it was beyond our expectations. They did a great job on our first dance compilation too. We've gotten countless compliments on the music from our guests! I do know some guests took some of the bands business cards, if I hear from them about it I'll be sure to direct them to you! Thanks again for everything!

-Danielle C.-

Wedding
Mar 17, 2018

The wedding was indescribable – the breathtaking décor, the incredible food, and the awesome band – all of that made it a “fairytale” wedding as many told me! I have MULTIPLE messages from people raving about it all, and even had people come up to me who I’ve never met to specifically tell me that they have been to a LOT of weddings, but that Brittany & Paul’s was the best wedding they’ve EVER been to in their life, or that it was “THE wedding of the CENTURY” – no lie. It was that magical and the band had a huge part of making my guests feel that way. Many said things like this about the band – “Oh my gosh… the BAND… oh my gosh!” “Where did you find them??!! They are unbelievable!!” “When my daughter gets married I’m flying that band over to London to play at her wedding!” (that dad got their business card BTW) “They are incredible – best wedding band I’ve EVER seen!” “I can’t believe they played the whole time – no breaks – and they sounded great the ENTIRE time!” “I felt like I was at a concert - they were THAT good!” “The dance floor stayed packed the ENTIRE night!” “The band was SO good I felt like I was at a professional event!” “The band was THE icing on the cake!” FYI – I only left the dance floor twice all night – once to eat a piece of cake and the other to leave for the Bride & Groom’s send off – haha! Thank you Hunter for always taking the time to talk to me, at any time of day, no matter how trivial the questions or concerns I had along the way. Because of your knowledge I respected your opinion and appreciated your honesty - you were awesome to deal with.

-Linda-

Mother of the Bride
Jun 10, 2017

We were extremely pleased with our experience with Big Swing. All of the guests are still talking about how amazing the band was and the dance floor was packed all night. Everyone was even chanting "one more song" when the band stopped for a break for dinner - it was the first time I have ever seen that! Thank you for all of your help coordinating our event with Big Swing. We will certainly recommend ECE and you to any friends looking for entertainment in the future.

-Sarah-

Bride
Apr 22, 2017

The band was awesome! The Hamel's want to book them for another event! I'm sure you will hear from George on that soon! Thank so much! It was great working with you all!

-Margaret-

Wine Auction Party
Jan 27, 2017

I appreciate everything you have done to make this as seamless as possible. The band was amazing and I hope one day I can dance and enjoy their music at an event. Please send them our thanks. They did a remarkable job. Thank you

-Brittni C.-

Event Coordinator
Jan 13, 2017

The event was great and Big Swing was a huge part of the experience! Everyone was pleased and we have heard nothing but rave reviews. Please send along my thanks to the band for being so easy to work with, from stage crew to performers alike!

-Randy-

NYE Party
Dec 30, 2016

Just a short note of thanks for your help arranging the entertainment for our daughter’s wedding this past weekend.

You know I am a ‘live music’ lover. Also knowing we were going to have a major wedding event at the Ritz in Charlotte, and we needed entertainment that would please everyone, you made it very clear you knew what we needed.

We could not have asked for a more spectacular show – Big Swing and the Ballroom Blasters were absolutely the best show band I have ever seen. They were courteous, easy to work with, flawless in their performance, and they had all 300 of us out of our seats! The dance floor was packed and we danced the night away to some of the most fabulous music ever. They were fun to watch, fantastic to listen and dance to, and they looked as happy as we were the entire evening.

I can’t thank you enough for your guidance in the planning stages of this wedding, and the follow through making sure everything was right. It was not only right, it was executed to perfection. People who were there were blown away by the music, and will remember this event for a very long time.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the recommendation, and please let the team with Big Swing know how much we loved the evening.


-Eric-

Father of the Bride
Charlotte, North Carolina
Dec 12, 2015

Big Swing was incredible as always!  Thank you so much!


-Regan-

Wedding Planner
Carolina Yacht Club
Charleston, South Carolina
Dec 05, 2015

I hope this note finds you well. I will give you a call when the dust settles for me ( I just got back from Jamaica and the wedding and am swamped), but I wanted to reach out to you immediately to thank you for your efforts in pulling things together for us. The wedding was fabulous and it was due in no small part to Jerry and the Band. They were FANTASTIC! 

I have goose bumps thinking about it. I got scolded several times during the reception for sneaking away just to stand there and watch them. Everyone agreed they were the best wedding band ever.

My deepest appreciation to you and the Band. No truer  words can be said …. “the band makes the wedding”. And it did!


-Brian-

Destination Wedding - Jamaica
Half Moon Resort
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Nov 14, 2015

Best ever wedding reception. Can't wait for the next daughter's wedding. Thank you, thank you, thank you!


-Anonymous-

Mother of the Bride
Charleston, South Carolina
Oct 17, 2015

Janelle and Jerry (and the rest of Big Swing), 

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! You all were absolutely fabulous this weekend. We received so many compliments on the music and could not be more thrilled with your performance, your energy, and your willingness to be flexible with weather, construction, etc.

You were so outstanding and I’m so grateful for everything that you did to provide an outstanding experience to our alumni.

I hope we’ll be able to work together again sometime in the future!


-Andrea-

Duke University Alumni Event
Durham, North Carolina
Oct 02, 2015

They were phenomenal!  Yes we had challenges with the weather, but they worked with Katie at the Grasshoppers as she gave them choices about where to play and put up tarps to shield wind and rain so it all worked out.  Of the 4,000 guests who registered, the 1,800 who did attend loved them!  We had so many compliments on them from young and old.  We had to cut our event short by 1/2 hour and they worked with us on that as well.  All in all, they were a fantastic band and I would highly recommend them.


-Holly-

Corporate Event
Greensboro, North Carolina
Sep 26, 2015

When you plan a reception for a wedding you want everything to be perfect.   You and your band delivered Perfection in every note.    The quality of the music, the execution and the energy were all first class.  Your band grabbed the crowd from the very first song and never let them go.   New Orleans is a city a lot of debutante parties, Mardi Gras balls, and BIG weddings.  I have not heard a finer band in all of my years of attending these functions.  I am just so glad that we had the good fortune to have been steered to you by the good folks at East Coast Entertainment.


On a personal note, the song that we requested for the Father/Daughter dance - “You’ve Got a Friend” has special meaning in our house.  It is a song that I would sing to both daughters when I put them to sleep at night when they were kids.  It is our song.  For you guys  to have learned it on such short notice and to play it so well was appreciated more than you will ever know.  It made the wedding personal for us.


You guys made quite a splash and I hope that your performance in front of our wedding guests leads to lots more dates in New Orleans.   We will be front row for every one!!!!!


Thanks you Jerry and please pass on our gratitude to the incredible members of Big Swing!!!


-Parke-

Father of the Bride
New Orleans, Louisiana
Jan 03, 2015

I have seen this group for the last three years at the GoDaddy Christmas party and they are great. The play for an extremely long time for a group and they always stay as upbeat at the end of the night as the beginning. I'm always excited to know they are coming again to the party. They has such a range of music that it never gets boring. They always appear to be having a great time as well.

-Anonymous-

Great Time
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Dec 06, 2014

Everyone LOVED them! I am dying to recommend them to my next bride and groom! They were really fantastic and everyone thoroughly enjoyed them, especially the bride and groom. Thank you for everything!


-Molly-

Event Planner
May 10, 2014

All I can say is WOW. Growing up with my father in the music business I've been very blessed to see all different bands over the years. Without a doubt Big Swing is at the very top of the list. TOP NOTCH TOP NOTCH!!!!

The energy and happiness Big Swing brought to the wedding Saturday night really makes the difference. You are a true professional. Hope I'm fortunate enough to see you perform again soon.


-Adam-

Wedding Professional
Mar 29, 2014

Amazing!!!! The bride and family were so happy. We laughed and said I'm pretty sure every song they played was a highlighted song in our list. Impressive!!!
I want them for my wedding, when and if!!!


-Blair-

Wedding Planner
Feb 01, 2014

From the first note of the Big Swing String to the last by the Ballroom Blasters everything was a fabulous success. People danced until the end at 1:30 am which is unheard of in Birmingham, even on New Years Eve. I cannot say enough wonderful things about the performance of the band and the people in it. Thank you, thank you, thank you. This was the best band ever!!


-Judy-

New Years Eve Party
Birmingham, AL
Dec 31, 2013

The evening was beyond a BLAST!!! Big Swing was amazing , fun, nice, talented, and made the party the best!!!! My only regret was not knowing that I should have booked them for 4 hours!!! Thank you so much for your help and guidance. Please tell the band that we were beyond pleased and appreciate them sharing their talents with us.


-Cameron-

Private Party
Nov 23, 2013

Big Swing exceeded all expectations. They are true professionals , great showmen & women and a tremendous crowd pleaser.

I was impressed with a pre-event phone call to discuss type of music desired , costume request etc.

Thanks for all you did, as it was a pleasure to work with you.


-Bill-

Father of the Bride
Jun 15, 2013

The band was INCREDIBLE!!!! I will certainly keep you in mind for next year's event.
They were truly a sensation, everyone loved the music, dancing, interaction and sheer happiness they gave off!


-Carrie-

Birmingham Museum of Art Gala
May 04, 2013

Just wanted to update you on the event last week. I can tell you that, to a person, we were all impressed with the band. They were professional, played a broad spectrum of music and did everything that was asked of them. All members of the band and crew were as friendly and accommodating as could be. Everyone in our group would recommend Big Swing and the Ballroom Blasters for any event where fun and great music are required. Thanks for a great time!


-Dean-

Corporate Event
Mar 27, 2013

The party was kept a surprise and everything was perfect. There were more comments on the band and they all loved it better than anything. Everyone had a great time, the food and entertainment and the guests were all in awe. It was a beautiful evening and that is thanks to the Bands wonderful entertainment and so accomodating... P. S. Jerry went far and beyond to satifsy us and was easy to work with.


-Sharon-

Surprise 80th Birthday
Jan 01, 2013

I could not have been more pleased with Big (and Little) Swing. They were such nice people, all of them so friendly and polite. The music was perfect, truly. Everyone, regardless of age, enjoyed listening to them and watching them, and almost everyone there danced at least a song or two, if not all night long. I believe the only exception was my nearly 93 year old mother! I suspect that a lot of people will be asking for Big Swing based on all the raves I heard about them that night and since. Thank you for making all the arrangements for Big and Little Swing.


-Helen-

Mother of the Bride
Jan 01, 2013

Big Swing & the Ballroom Blasters were out of this world!! KUDOS to them for playing all the shag and beach music they knew!! Everyone absolutely loved them and just as you promised no one was disappointed. Someone even told me, "I feel like I'm in Las Vegas!!" Thanks for recommending them to us and making it happen. Everyone will definitely recommend them.


-Dina-

National Kidney Foundation Fundraiser
Jan 01, 2013

We would like to thank you and your fabulous group for a great evening! Not only did you sound great, everyone was so nice to work with, so professional, and also a pleasure to watch perform. I told everyone how great you were going to be and they were not disappointed. I have had SO many people tell me how fantastic the band was. Many have asked for your name. Thanks again and I hope I get the pleasure of hearing you play again soon.


-Anonymous-

Piedmont Ball, Georgia
Jan 01, 2013

Big Swing was FABULOUS! They were so high energy and people hit the dance floor the minute it was open to the guests and stayed the rest of the night. While they were good when we saw them a few months ago, they were GREAT for our wedding. The horn section had everyone fired up including my cousins who danced with them. The band was so interactive and made the evening feel so intimate. It was an experience beyond what I had ever imagined and Big Swing was the first detail of the wedding people wanted to discuss the next morning at the brunch.

My mom's comments was that while she was hoping they would take a break (though the younger folks were glad they didnt!), they were worth every penny. She is a tough critic so this says a ton!


-Deborah-

Bride
Jan 01, 2013

It was GREAT!!! Big Swing was phenomenal. The music was fabulous and it seemed the whole party danced the entire time they played. We really did not want them to stop. I hope the band enjoyed it too -they were really nice guys. I hope to get to go to a party where they play again soon. We all really had a good time last night, and it was a great fundraiser for NCDT. Thanks so much for all your help.


-Margaret-

Fundraiser for NC Dance Theatre
Jan 01, 2013

Big Swing & the Ballroom Blasters did a great job at our Nov. 15th ( Ted Turner's 60th Birthday ) event. They were pleasant and professional, and most importantly, extremely talented. We've had a lot of positive feedback about them from party guests. It is always a pleasure to work with you.


-Debbie-

Ted Turner's 60th Birthday
Jan 01, 2013

Big Swing & The Ballroom Blasters were a big hit at the 62nd North Carolina Azalea Festival's 2009 Patrons' Party Gala. They played a great variety of music and had everyone on their feet on the dance floor. Multiple patrons and corporate sponsors expressed their appreciation and said they thought they were one of if not the best band we have had perform at this event. I would highly recommend them without reservation to anyone.


-Erica-

Azalea Festival
Jan 01, 2013

Big Swing is just the best! They were great!


-Kim-

Corporate Event
Dec 01, 2012

In all the years we have done events, across the United States, there have never been as many comments about a band as there were about Big Swing and the Ballroom Blasters. This was without question the single best performance ever. We had corporate CEO's, attendees of all ages and some pretty high profile VIP's in attendance. Everyone loved the band. From the very first song to the last song the entire dance floor was packed. Jerry and his group are very, very professional and were great to work with as we had a few changes. As you know, the band can make or break an event and this is a perfect example of how the right band can greatly enhance the success of an event.


-David-

Corporate Event
Jun 01, 2012

They were FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!! I know that they had a Great time with us as well. I asked them which party was more fun, their Friday night party in Richmond or ours and they said ours!!

Everyone from the oldest people there like Ashton's Grandparents, to all of her friends in the low 20's and everyone in between couldn't stop dancing and saying how good the band was. it was a wedding reception that will be very hard to be topped. They were so professional and engaging with the crowed, they were all very attractive and full of energy all night long and I think they were the best band that I have ever been with. I also had fun at rehearsal with them from 2:30-4:00 Saturday afternoon. I think that they will say they have never had a Father of the Bride come to rehearsal and dance while they are practicing their songs!!


-Lang-

Wedding
Jan 14, 2012

Everything was GREAT! They did a fantastic job & all of our guests were blown away.


-Renee-

Hawaii Private Party
Jan 04, 2012