Blair and Universal Crush were great to work with. This is the second year we have used them for our Christmas ball and they did a great job of entertaining and engaging the crowd.


Birmingham Country Club
Birmingham, AL
Dec 17, 2022

Pro All The Way As an event professional, I greatly appreciate the attention to detail that Universal Crush pays to their clients. Taking the time to get to know what a client needs and also having the versatility to accommodate those needs are two very rare things and they EXCEL at this! If you are looking for a polished group with amazing energy then this is your band!

-Katy P.-

The Corinthian
Houston, TX
Dec 09, 2022

Universal Crush was AMAZING! The guests were complimenting them all night and even other vendors took notice of such an amazing performance. 10/10 would recommend.

-Nicole M.-

Omni William Penn
Pittsburgh, PA
Sep 10, 2022

Thank you so much for making our reception last weekend so awesome! Everyone there commented on “how amazing the band was” and I personally don’t think I’ve ever seen better! I continue to get texts about how fantastic and fun you guys were! Truly- the best!! We would 100% book Universal Crush again and again…

-Stephanie, Mother of the BRide-

Truly The Best
Jun 11, 2022

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, for giving us the BEST NIGHT OF OUR LIVES. The music, the performance, EVERYTHING was incredible. I asked for a concert and you delivered that and more. Everyone, and I literally mean everyone, has been nonstop talking about you and your group of amazing performers. Thank you again for giving us the best night ever, we sincerely mean it.

-The Silversteins -

May 28, 2022

Universal Crush is an amazing band! My couple and all of their guests raved about the music! From a planner's perspective, they were responsive and kind and easy to work with. Highly recommend it!

-Courtney, Planner-

Professional and Great Experience
May 28, 2022

Fabulous and Fun! You all were the BEST! I never thought I would have a crowd-surfing bride! The dancing never stopped! So much energy and crowd interaction! All generations were dancing non-stop. Blair read the crowd and knew what they wanted!

-Marcia A.-

San Antonio Country Club
San Antonio, TX
May 21, 2022

Working with Blair throughout the planning process for our client's wedding was a breeze. Blair was on top of all correspondence and was very accommodating for our couple. On the day of, they were amazing to work with and the guests just loved them! I highly recommend hiring them for your next event!

-Nicole, Planner-

Amazing Sound and all around Amazing Band
Durham, NC
May 14, 2022

Universal Crush is the complete package! From the beginning of the planning process, Blair was amazing to work with and leads his band to the top from all aspects of the planning process to the day of execution. He was most accommodating to the needs of the client and the logistical needs of the planner as well. This band has extreme talent and from the moment they stepped onto the stage, the guests were engaged with their energy and the dance floor was full all night! It was a true pleasure to work with this band and I look forward to working with them again in the future.

-Sara Levesque - Wedding Plannr-

Greenville, NC
Apr 30, 2022

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! Universal Crush was the best band I have ever heard - full stop. I had the time of my life dancing to all of my favorite songs with all of my friends. Your double finale of "Don't Stop Believin" AND "Mr. Brightside" was absolutely incredible. Your band's performance was more like a concert than a wedding band. I have had lots of texts from my 34-year-old pals about "Stacy's Mom." Love a good nostalgic tune. And every comment in our wedding guest book read something like, "Congrats! Gotta go listen to this band killing it right now!" Having an epic band was the most important feature of the wedding to me. Y'all crushed it! I hope that I will have the honor of hearing your band play again soon. Thanks again for making the night the most fun party of my life!

-Lochrane C.-

Apr 23, 2022

EVERYONE loved the band. I have received many notes since the wedding and the band was the highlight for everyone. Choreographed moves of the girls, the horn section leaving the stage and playing in the middle of the dance floor and ALL the high energy music made for a fantastic night! Thank you for a dynamic evening.

-Lochrane -

Mother of the Bride
Apr 23, 2022

Oh my goodness, you guys literally ROCKED! I can’t tell you how many times I was told how great you guys were! And Mark was obsessed with you guys! He thought you were the best! We feel so lucky to have been able to have Universal Crush and Mark at our event for our guests. What a treat!

-Amanda T-

Mar 28, 2022

Universal Crush rocked it! We received so many compliments at our event. We will for sure be hiring them again! Even the celebrity musician we hired raved about how great they were to play with! Blair was communicative before and after the show, and we couldn’t have been happier!

-Amanda T. -

Hannibal Industries
Mar 28, 2022

Blair and the entire Universal Crush crew were absolutely fantastic to work with from start to finish. He is the consummate professional, and everyone in the band was friendly, respectful and, perhaps most importantly, they are absolutely amazing on stage! We received countless compliments about the band, and I would shocked if Universal Crush is not booked again in Mobile by people who saw them at our event. Bravo to Universal Crush!

-Strikers Independent Society-

Crown Hall
Mobile, AL
Dec 30, 2021

Universal Crush, was prompt, professional, and viciously entertaining. They enticed a docile crowd of black-tie business executives to party the night away as if they were 20-somethings in a dance party.

-Double A Productions-

Corporate Event
Hyatt Regency
Savannah, GA
Dec 04, 2021

Thank you for performing at the event this past weekend (9/11/21). We were absolutely thrilled with the performance and loved everything. The songs, the vibe, the energy, it was all amazing!! Thank you!

-The Foundation For The Carolinas-

Sep 11, 2021

I cannot tell you how many comments I have received on how great of a performance you guys put on. I have organized this event for the last 7 years and Universal Crush was by far the best band we have had at the club. My only regret is not convincing my boss to expand the band to more pieces to make it even more epic. Speaking of our CEO, he also complimented you guys as doing an amazing job. We would love to have you guys back out in the future for one of our other events throughout the year. Thank you for all of your help organizing and on behalf of our club and members, THANK YOU!

-Dan P.-

Aug 28, 2021

Fantastic performance! The client and crowd were so pleased. Thanks for another great recommendation!

-Hanna M.-

Jul 04, 2021

They are incredible! Huge success! Thank you!

-Bruce P. -

Jun 19, 2021

Universal Crush is Amazing! Everything from planning to performance was spot-on! Blair heads up a fantastic band and I cant wait to work with them again! Thank you for the perfect night!

-Suzanne R.-

Apr 24, 2021

We knew before our wedding day that Universal Crush were incredibly talented and looked super fun based on their amazing video reels. We knew they were kind, fun and easy to work with based on our initial conversations with Blair leading up to our wedding. However, nothing could have prepared us for how insanely amazing they are live! It just cannot be overstated...everything about their performance is absolutely incredible! The energy, the talent, the wardrobe changes, the stage is literally impossible to believe that any other wedding band could match them. They were SOOO amazing that our guests all screamed for an encore at the end of the night. I've NEVER seen that happen at a wedding before, but it happened at ours...and was totally warranted. After the wedding, we got lots of compliments on the food and how fun the day was overall, but the most common thing people said to us was, "Oh my God. That wedding band...!" My husband and I even hung out for a few minutes after our reception when the guests left the ballroom to thank Universal Crush again and tell them how much we love them. It was truly a sensational performance! Now we're just left trying to figure out how we might see them perform again...and we're not above crashing someone else's wedding to do it!

-Ashley F.-

Best. Wedding. Band. Ever.
Apr 24, 2021

BEST BAND EVER!!!! My husband Ian and I absolutely loved Universal Crush. We will be recommending them to everyone we know looking to have a band at their event. Everyone was on the dance floor and it was the best performance. Our families also loved the professionalism. Universal Crush genuinely cared about making everyone happy and that is hard to come by. Thank you so much for everything. Blair is incredible.


Mar 20, 2021

INCREDIBLE PERFORMANCE, BEFORE AND AFTER THE WEDDING! I had the best experience with Universal Crush! As a wedding professional, having clear communication prior to the event with the band leader is extremely important. Blair was over responsive and wanted to make sure that all the plans were executed. I would love to work with the team again!!

-Adair -

Wedding Planner
Mar 20, 2021

Universal Crush were superstars at our wedding. They had our guests dancing all night. Guest after guest told us this was the best band they had ever heard. And what they didn’t know is how easy band leader Blair Gilley made the preparation for our big night. This is a turn key, well prepared, super professional band and show all in one. You simply can’t go wrong with Universal Crush as your wedding band. Thank you again Blair for making our wedding night amazing. You Crushed it, Universally!

-Murray & Sarah-

Bride & Groom
Nov 16, 2019

Blair and the entire band were absolutely incredible! Our guests were blown away - we are still getting messages from friends and family about how amazing they were. Some friends even said it felt like being at a concert! They were so easy to work with and made the process so easy and simple. Universal Crush absolutely made our wedding - we had the best time with them. Thank you so much!!!

-Kimia R-

Oct 19, 2019

They were great! Client loved it!!!!

-Neillie B.-

Wedding Planner
Sep 21, 2019

Universal Crush is the most fabulous wedding band ever - super high energy, amazing choreography, amazing singers, amazing musicians! Blair Gilley crushed it all night - continuous music for 3 hours non stop action- They played our daughter's wedding at the Symphony Center in Nashville this past weekend and made our wedding over the top ! My husband is in the music industry and very particular - he was thrilled with them - I would highly recommend - Love them ! 10 Stars!!!!!

-Jodie M.-

Mother of the Bride
Jul 27, 2019

As a wedding planner with 100s of weddings under my belt, I can confidently say that Universal Crush is the BEST wedding band there is. Blair, the lead singer and manager is amazing to work with. He is easy-going, yet professional, thorough and detail oriented. He takes time to ask about the little details to make sure the entire reception is smooth and perfect. He is on point with his announcements, and goes with the flow when there are changes to the timeline on the day of. Many bands we have worked with have large egos and completely unrealistic expectations, making it a complete drag to work with them - but that couldn't be further from the truth with Universal Crush. They were an absolute joy to work with. And to top it all off - their performance was the BEST I've ever seen. It was full of energy from the minute they start to the second they stopped. They read the crowd perfectly, played a full list of top hits and kept the dance floor packed the entire night! Universal Crush is THE BEST wedding band there is! Can't wait to work with them again!!

-Becky B.-

Wedding Planner
Jul 13, 2019

We had the AWESOME opportunity to work with Blair and the team at Universal Crush here at a wedding Ohio and it was beyond ALL we could imagine. From the very 1st communication with Blair all through the event they were kind, thorough, professional and simply AMAZING. The dance floor was FULL all night and the guests are still talking about the celebration. We look forward to working with Universal Crush again!! We hope it's soon!!

-Brooke L.-

Wedding Planner
Jun 22, 2019

By far the best wedding band we've ever experienced. They made our day truly special and were an important part in making our night one that will last in our guest's and our memories forever. They are very professional, super easy and fun to work with, and will make your dreams come true. They really put on a fantastic performance and have the perfect wedding setlist. I would highly recommend them to anyone, so worth it!

-Corey C.-

Jun 22, 2019

I would not be surprised if you make a few more visits to St. Louis!! You guys were INCREDIBLE! So awesome to work with. I can’t even tell you how many glowing reviews we got about you guys! Everyone had an absolute blast. The dancers, you, the horns, everything! A few dozen people told me how much past their bedtime they were up, but they didn’t care, they were having such a good time. I don’t know when we’ll have another party to book you guys, but I know we’ll be at one with you guys at some point, but in the meantime, expect a visit from us in Nashville SOON!!

-Sarah R.-

Jun 01, 2019

Where do we even begin! From the moment I met Blair, his enthusiasm, know-how and skills were evident and completely contagious. He knows how to get the party started and go all night long. I knew that Blair and the band were great but they BLEW ME AWAY. Not to mention- mother nature was not in our favor for the outdoor event....they not only set up but took everything down last minute and re-set the stage in another spot (which is unheard of). The week of the wedding our client had some special requests and Blair was open to new song requests and his band learned the new music in a matter of days! They were a pleasure to work with and went above and beyond. Universal Crush is every wedding planner's dream and more! They are more than 5 star - excellent choice! You won't be sorry and worth every single penny!

-Jessie M.-

Wedding Planner
Jun 01, 2019

Thank you so much!! Y'all are the best band ever. You made our wedding a dance party. You were better than we could ever dream of, you truly made my wedding night perfect and I cannot thank you enough!! It was the best night of our lives.

-Shelby A.-

May 18, 2019

Thank you Universal Crush for doing an outstanding job of keeping the party going all night long at the Anderson Wedding. Everyone was on their feet dancing from the moment the band started performing. We couldn't have picked a better band for such a lively group of people! They were great and we can not wait to work with them again in the near future.

-Shelbi S.-

Wedding Planner
May 18, 2019

Universal Crush was a 5-star experience all the way through... from pre-planning with Blair, to an extremely talented group of artists with a great range of songs, to smooth timeline management, to an efficient load-in and breakdown! As a planner, we want to recommend bands who we know have a great track record from other professionals and Universal Crush gets my vote! My clients loved them and didn't stop raving about them all night! I highly recommend Universal Crush for any special event!

-Avis G.-

Wedding Planner
May 11, 2019

Universal Crush absolutely exceeded our expectations and truly “crushed” our wedding. When we booked UC, we knew we were getting a very talented group with great vocals, but we didn’t realize they were also going to deliver such an amazing, high energy performance. Everyone in the group is extremely talented and can more than hold their own performing at a wedding or in front of a sold-out crowd at a large concert. Everything they did was first class, from their dancing, vocals, wardrobe changes, and overall fun and outgoing personalities. Our wedding crowd was on their feet dancing all night, and UC really helped make our special night that much more special. We highly recommend UC and look forward to seeing them again when we get to Nashville.

-Ray & Molly S.-

Bride & Groom
Apr 06, 2019

Want to let you know that Blair and his Band CRUSHED IT! They rocked the dance floor all night! Blair was a pleasure to work with.. they were simply fantastic!

-Elyse W.-

Nov 17, 2018

Universal Crush was amazing. Anytime we needed a call they were available. They traveled from Nashville to Savannah and absolutely "Crushed" it! Playing a mix of oldies, country, pop, and more! They had the dance floor rocking all night long with a ton of high energy. They made the night for us! From being easy to work with to actually performing great we highly recommend Universal Crush!

-Robert W.-

Nov 16, 2018

You guys rocked the party! Your performance was incredible and made the night. Thank you for being so flexible with all of our planning needs and side skits we had during your show. You were a pleasure to work with and I hope we have the opportunity to work with you again soon.


Party Planner
Sep 15, 2018

Universal Crush and Blair Gilley absolutely CRUSHED it at our wedding at the Hermitage Hotel. Don’t walk - run - to book them. They are a newer band but set any reservations about that aside - all are experienced musicians who truly rock. Of all the bands we considered, they had the best playlist, and worked with us to pick songs from the list that were our favorites. Even people who had never heard the songs before raved about them, and I can’t say enough positive things about Blair’s demeanor - in addition to being a top notch performer, he was incredibly responsive and a true pleasure to deal with in planning. I grew up in Nashville and have been to shows large and small, from Coachella and Bonnaroo to small strip mall venues, and they’re not just a fantastic wedding band, they are an unbelievable band. Only love for these folks.

-Lisa M.-

Apr 14, 2018

Drew and I wanted to take the time to let you know what an unbelievable experience we had thanks to Blair and Universal Crush. We are continuing to get messages from our friends raving about them, and they truly rocked. I have no regrets about marrying Drew, about choosing the Hermitage Hotel as our venue, or about choosing Universal Crush as our band. My only regret is that we haven’t developed the ability to time travel so I could go back and hear more of them again. The snippets of video our friends took don’t do it justice; I grew up in Nashville rocking and music always connects my soul to the city and those around us. This wasn’t just a band - it was the music of our lives. I know you may think that sounds insane. But ask Alyssa - I am flush with emotion sometimes and they crushed it. Blair performs like an actual rockstar because he is one; everything was on point, front the song selections to reading the crowd and knowing when to pause. People were filming the dancers and bassist, including our good friend who is also in a band. I should also add: Blair is an incredibly nice and normal guy, and was game to deal with our voluminous requests that others may not have been able to tackle. Thank you so so much, and convey our gratitude!

-Lisa & Drew -

Bride & Groom
Apr 14, 2018

I would absolutely refer Universal Crush to my clients again! Their range of style, energy, and talent are one-of-a kind. My bride partied late into the night and all the guests had an absolute blast, thanks to this band. Their professionalism and expertise in their field make them a great choice for your event.

-Alyssa W.-

Wedding Planner
Apr 14, 2018

Universal Crush’s energy was non-stop and infectious, and I’m looking forward to working with them in the future. They performed four hours without stopping, and everyone in the band was outstanding.

-Matt M.-

Event Planner

Universal Crush was professional and easy to work with throughout the entire planning process. They put on a stellar performance on the wedding night - they are high energy and talented musicians and I look forward to working with them again!

-Kasey S.-

Wedding Planner

Please let everyone involved with the show this weekend at LHVC in the DR know that they did a GREAT job. I have done 11 shows at that venue and gazillions of other shows all over the world with different acts - and I can honestly tell you that this group was the easiest to work with and the most fun for me and my staff. Let them know that their professionalism and cordial demeanor was very much appreciated. I am looking forward to working with you all again in the future. Thank you so much,

-Nigel H.-

Event Planner

Universal Crush performed at a wedding we produced and did an amazing job! They set the tone for the night, had high energy and the guests danced all night! They were also very professional and extremely easy to work with. Would definitely recommend them for a wedding or any corporate event!

-Margaret S.-

Wedding Planner

Blair and the band brought the heat to my client's wedding. From the moment they took the stage, It was non stop entertainment and the dance floor was packed all night. This group is more than just a band, it's a true performance and show that will leave your guests dancing all night long.

-Nicole McCann -

Planner, Exhale Events
Pittsburgh, PA