The Kingfish Band

Great Live Music...Period.

In Our Clients' Words...

Thank you’ is an understatement to express our appreciation for your talents!  We loved every minute of live music on Saturday.  Every time I stepped off the dance floor I had someone compliment me on the band and ask where I found such awesome entertainment.  Everything was beyond my expectations, and I had high expectations!  Please pass on our gratitude to the rest of the band”.
Aaron & Elizabeth
Wedding, November ‘14


“As the Mother of the Bride; thank you for making Jen and Will's reception so much fun. You are awesome musicians and I loved how you performed "In My Life" at the wedding ceremony. Beautiful!”
Mary, (Mother of the Bride)
Wedding, November ‘14

“Words cannot describe how great the band's performance was last night for our wedding. The compliments we received and the FULL dance floor clearly indicated that. I have been saying for weeks "I just can't wait to see the band" and you exceed our expectations. Will and I could not be any happier. It was AMAZING!”
Jen & Will
Wedding, November ‘14

“We hired The Kingfish Band to perform at our wedding in September, 2014. We cannot stress how much they did for us that day. Everything went so smooth and much of it was because of their creativity and professionalism. We had so many of our guests ask who the band was and how we found them. People were amazed at how many songs they packed in and that the band never seemed to get tired while performing all night. They took a lot of stress out of our day when they assured us they would read the crowd and make sure everything went smoothly. They coordinated a perfect transition from ceremony, to cocktail hour, to dinner, to reception. We could tell they had done it before and they were experts. Everything went perfectly as planned. The cost was very reasonable considering everything they did and how much everyone loved them. They were the best part of our wedding and definitely made the day for us. We are lifelong fans of The Kingfish Band and can't wait to see them again!”
Mark & Jamie
Wedding, August ‘14

“My daughter's wedding was the perfect day and most of the compliments I received (except for those about the Bride & Groom) were about the great band we had play!  The Kingfish brought the “party sounds” and the dance floor was always full.  Our guests were dancing in their seats as well as any available standing room.  We thank you for making this event as much fun as a person can have.  If anyone is looking for a band to hire for an event I would recommend The Kingfish 100%! Can't wait to come watch the band again!”
Jan (Mother of the Bride)
Wedding, August ‘14


"We saw The Kingfish at a friend’s wedding, and they were instantly put to the top of our 'Wedding Band' list. They climbed even higher when we met with them prior to our wedding, and their organization and professionalism was as good as their musicianship. Not only did they make everything easy and carefree, but they were super enthusiastic about making our day special, and unlike any other performance they had done. From the ability to learn custom songs upon request, to the amazing DJ service they’ll also provide in between sets, we could not have asked for better reception entertainment. I still get compliments on the band, and the overall atmosphere they created, and we look forward to remembering that night for the rest of our lives!

I would highly recommend this band to any couple looking for the perfect wedding band, and anyone else in general who is looking to fully entertain a large group. We can’t wait to go check The Kingfish out again soon."
Robert & Lauren
Wedding, August ‘14

"We are still basking in the joy of the fantastic work and performance you and The Kingfish Band did to make Amy and Brandon's wedding reception so wonderful. We are thankful we went with The Kingfish and could not be more pleased with how the band did everything for us. Your emceeing, the music, the vocals, the selections, audio, lighting, volume, enthusiasm, dress and professionalism truly exceeded what we anticipated, and we had the bar set high after meeting you and hearing The Kingfish. Friends and family are still commenting excitedly how great our band is. Everything you did was perfect and flawless. Your work added to making it an extra-grand event!

We thank you again for the absolutely fantastic job you and The Kingfish Band did to make Amy and Brandon's celebration of marriage a most awesome event! Thank you so, so much!"
Linda (Mother of Bride)
Wedding, July '14

"We knew early on that we wanted a band to play at our wedding verse a DJ, it was just a matter of which band. We actually stumbled upon The Kingfish one night out in Milwaukee and we liked them so much I was already researching them online the next day. After reaching out to band I began dealing with one of the members directly, Steve. He was so organized and on top of things that he was able to answer and address all our question and concerns that it didn't take us long to book them. We are so glad we did as they were just as much fun at our wedding as the first night we saw them play. Our guest are still talking about how much fun they had! We can't wait to catch them at their next gig (not something you can do by having a DJ play at your wedding!!)."
Kimberly & Mike
Wedding, July '13

"Hiring a band for our wedding was surprisingly the easiest thing to do on our long list of things “to do” before we said “I do.” We heard The Kingfish play at another wedding and absolutely loved them. We were having a formal wedding and appreciated the fact all the members were clean-cut and dressed appropriately. They played EVERYTHING as well—songs we knew my 100 year old grandma would like, as well as my teenage students. The Kingfish could not have been more reasonable, easier to deal with, or more accommodating—every dealing I had with them from start to finish was nothing but delightful. It was apparent from the beginning they cared about making our event special as much as we did, and they certainly delivered---they were everything we wanted for our wedding and more. If you are looking for a band to be the perfect addition to your event, cross it off your “to do” list and hire The Kingfish.
Abigail & Aaron
Wedding, June '13

"The Kingfish were one of the highlights of our wedding. The dance floor was crowded all night and many of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the band. They have a wide song selection and the ability/talent to learn new songs from all different genres of music, which worked great for us as we had guests of all different ages with so many different music tastes. Leading up to the wedding, the band was very accommodating and easy to work with. They were very organized and helped keep our planning on track. I would recommend The Kingfish to any of my friends or family looking for live music entertainment in the future".
Liz & David
Wedding, June ’13

"Just wanted to send you a quick email to tell you how AMAZING you guys performed last night!!! Best wedding band ever!!! Everyone had so much fun and loved your guys. We've already had lots of people asking about you guys and we will be lifelong fans!! Can't wait to see you guys again soon!"
Danielle & David
Wedding, June '13

"From the moment we got engaged we knew we wanted to throw a big party to celebrate our wedding day. Deciding to work with The Kingfish was the easiest part of the party planning. We met with the band a few times to discuss our expectations and vision for the day. They eased our minds and gave us confidence The Kingfish could make all our wedding day dreams come true.
And they sure did! The day was flawless. They were there every step of the way, providing sound equipment and music for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and dinner. Their live performance during the Reception was LEGEN...(wait for it)...DARY!!! Their entertaining abilities were exciting and enjoyable for all our guests. The playlist they performed was exactly what we had discussed, thrilled our guests of all ages, and made our wedding day unforgettable not only for us but for all those that attended. The Kingfish surely sent us into our happily every after with a bang!

Amanda & Chris
Wedding, August ‘12

"When Karen and I got engaged, one of the things that we knew we wanted for our wedding reception was a live band. We met Joe Howard (drummer extraordinaire) through a mutual friend and attended a few of The Kingfish’s live shows and loved their sound! Joe was a professional throughout the process and was incredibly helpful in helping us ensure that all of the details, from the entrance to the toasts to the dances, were handled smoothly, coaching us through some of the logistics when we had questions.

On the day of the wedding, The Kingfish ensured that all of the entertainment for the night went off without a hitch. In addition to the diverse set list that they set up, The Kingfish learned new music for our first dance (creating a new arrangement that sounded as good as the original) as well the father/daughter and mother/son dances. They truly ensured that we had nothing to worry about throughout our special day. We’ve received numerous compliments from our friends and family on the music for the wedding and have Steve, Joe, Nathan, Kenny, and Bob to thank."
Karen & Brent
Wedding, March ’12

"John and I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank all of you for a wonderful musical evening Saturday night! From the beginning to the end, the music flowed and kept our guests entertained. We received numerous compliments on the sound and selection of music. We were very impressed on how you juggled CD sets and live performance. We also want to thank you for your help in making the slide show a success. All in all, we were very pleased with your band in contributing to a beautiful memorable evening!"
Paulette (Mother of the Bride)
Wedding, October ’11

"The Kingfish were absolutely PHENOMENAL at our wedding (November 2010)! Not only were they extremely organized with all of the reception details which made for a enjoyable and hassle-free night on our part, but every single guest we have talked to since the wedding has commented on how "amazing that band was at your wedding!" Even my 95-year-old great-aunt didn't want to leave! Having The Kingfish play at our wedding reception truly made our night a magical, unforgettable night! Thank you, guys!"
Eric & Becky
Wedding, November '10

"Thank you so much for traveling to Lake Geneva, WI to perform at our wedding! You did an amazing job learning our first dance songs. It sounded as if you had been playing them for years! We thank you for your hard work and time in preparation for our party including the difficult audio set-ups. You guys are ridiculously talented and we are blessed to have you all as friends! There is no doubt that The Kingfish will come highly recommended to all our friends who are getting married!"
Sue & Doug
Wedding, May '10

"The Kingfish play music that all ages can sing along to….and that’s an appealing attribute for anyone out there planning an event. The Kingfish made sure that everyone was having fun at my event and let me tell you, the attendees are still talking about the great time they had! There’s no doubt that The Kingfish helped contribute to my event’s success! Thanks to The Kingfish, for being wonderful to work with and for an awesome musical experience!"
Raechel Tudjan
Regional Director of Development - Special Olympics Wisconsin-Southeastern Area

“The Kingfish band: What a fun-tastic band! Our students, their families, & the alumni would not let The Kingfish leave the stage. They came back time after time and played to a much energized crowd. YOU GOTTA' HEAR THEM, SEE THEM AND DANCE WITH THEM! You won't be sorry! It was my first time attending one of their concerts & I am a 'hooked' on The Kingfish! Thanks to The Kingfish for making our alumni weekend a huge success!”
Paul Wm. Osterholm
Director of Alumni Relations - Marian University, October ’09

"The Kingfish played our wedding at the Chicago History Museum and were amazing! From the very start they were extremely helpful in everything from discussing the play list, to logistics for our indoor/outdoor reception. They sounded awesome and more than a few guests commented on how great they were. My husband Mark I and couldn't have been happier booking them".
Joelle Hayes
Wedding, September ’09

"We have utilized various formats of entertainment for our tailgate parties prior to our home football games at Benedictine. No band, DJ or other entertainment service has electrified our students, fans, alumni and guests quite like The Kingfish! Their level of professionalism is unmatched and they possess a unique ability to engage the audience. We are excited to have them back for the 2010 season and look forward to them energizing our fans!"
Mark McHorney
Athletic Director - Benedictine University, September ’09

“We were fortunate enough to book The Kingfish as the entertainment for our wedding in October of 2009. We had really done our homework on local bands and felt that The Kingfish had an authentic rock and roll sound and played a diverse range of music that other bands just could not match. We attended a few performances by the band in the months leading up to the wedding and were completely sold. We initially expressed to the band that we had a very specific set list that we would like to hear at our wedding. The band was exceedingly accommodating and agreed to learn more than a dozen new songs, including our wedding song!

When we arrived at our reception, the band had already done a sound-check and was ready to announce our bridal party. They did a flawless job of MC’ing our wedding and announced all of our speeches. The song learned for our first dance was a difficult one, but they performed it beautifully and my Dad could not believe that it was not a recording. Our guests were incredibly impressed with the band and several people commented: "This is one of the best Live Shows that I have seen in a long time" and "Best Wedding Band I've Ever Heard". Every song that The Kingfish learned was executed flawlessly - they nailed each one!

These guys are truly talented musicians, they play great songs, have an extensive set list and they have a funky, high-energy rock and roll sound. If you want a programmed generic wedding band experience with no soul, choose an area wedding band. If you want your event to truly rock and get people out on the dance floor all night, consider The Kingfish! The guys were incredibly accommodating and easy to work with. The Kingfish have my highest possible recommendation, and we were so lucky to have them for our big day; they are top notch musicians and truly made our wedding a fantastic event that we will fondly remember for the rest of our lives.”
Jay & Courtney
Wedding, October ’09

“I cannot tell you how many people have been raving about The Kingfish! We are all so happy they played for us & we will definitely find reasons to have them play in the future.”
Diane Glass
Assistant Branch Executive, Koenig & Strey

“The Kingfish have been playing at Moher Public House once a month for the past few years now and every time they play, it is a great time! Not only do they bring fans in, but they keep customers there because of the atmosphere they create. They are a fun, upbeat band that ensures a great time every time!”
Erin Howard
GM, Moher Public House

“The Kingfish headlined our fundraiser & helped us draw over 250 people, raising thousands of dollars for our organization, far exceeding our expectations. The Kingfish brought the house down!”
Sean Bowie
City Year Associate Board

“The Kingfish played at our wedding in October of '07 and I still hear from friends and family about how incredible they were! The song list was great, but the performance was better. You couldn't drag me away from the dance floor. Live music was a top priority for us and The Kingfish went above and beyond our expectations. As my husband would say; “They burned the house down!” From the very start, they were accommodating, helpful and supportive. A special thanks to all the guys in the band for contributing their “awesomeness” to our celebration!”
Mary Mahoney
Wedding, October ’07