Testimonials from those who have experienced the
Dennis Keith Experience in a Corporate/Industrial/Special Event
settings and in Social settings.

To see our Client List, click here.

To see some programs from
events we have done,
click here.


   “Whether they are playing for an awards ceremony, banquet, business session or dance party – Guitarola is the most unique and professional band, bar none!”

-Rae Nicks
Volume, Inc

  "The Dennis Keith Band even notched it up a level.  It's not easy to follow the Reverend Al Green, but you did it without missing a beat.  From 7:00 in the evening til 2:30 in the morning you kept up an incredible repertoire of music.  Everyone was out there dancing til the bitter end…and, I'm sure, they would have kept you playing longer.  Please do not hesitate to call us for a glowing reference in the future."

-Donna Bliss
Bliss Event Concepts

  “It’s what Guitarola doesn’t do that makes you so unique.”

-Dick Smith
Communivisions, LLC

  "I truly enjoyed working with DkRoX and dance members.  Our group loved them!"

-Susan Robinson
AG Edwards

  "Outside Influence is one of the most exceptional bands I have heard in a very long time, and have received numerous comments to that effect after the party.  It was a pleasure working with them."

-Michele A. Bellissimo

"The Dennis Keith Band brought about an unprecedented first...our guests out of their seats during the entire dinner and on the dance floor until the last number closed!"

-Mental Health Association in Illinois

  "I just wanted to thank you for a GREAT job Wed night at the pool deck in Hilton Head.  The client was thrilled. They raved about you guys. They also said they would DEFINITELY be using you again. Congratulations! Thanks for making me and Plexus look so good."

-Richard Roeder
Plexus, LLC

  "Thank you for an outstanding performance by Guitarola at our party at Harry Caray's.  I have received a number of compliments from our attendees, most of whom enjoyed themselves so much they stayed for the entire evening, despite their previous intentions of just stopping by for a short time."

-Susan Nichols
Fairbanks Morse Pump

"I would like to extend my thanks and gratitude for your professionalism and hard work; you made a valuable contribution to the overall success of this project. I look forward to working with you again."

-Jam Productions, Ltd.

  "Among the many positive comments on Guitarola, here's my favorite: ‘Excellent band! Whoever picked those guys should get a big fat bonus!'"

-Christine Petersen
Wiss Janney Elstner Associates, Inc.

"You did it!! Feedback from the Charity Ball has been terrific. Everyone enjoyed the Band and the mix of music played. It was the first time any of us have seen people stay to the end - and still be on the dance floor when it was time for the Band to quit."

-St. Anthony Medical Center, Inc.

  "What a fabulous "live" musical experience Guitarola is!  The acoustical instrumentation coupled with their upbeat, contemporary repertoire complimented the nature of the event beautifully."

-Julie Barry
Catering Director
The Metropolitan Club

  "Everyone enjoyed the music so much and had a delightful time dancing to the great selection of music you played."

-Shelter, Inc.

  "What a great dance Band...what talent and energy! The Dennis Keith Band is definitely on the top of my list, and I look forward to working with them again, as often as I can."

-Ivan Carlson & Associates, Inc.

  "What a tremendous evening! The Dennis Keith Band helped make the evening the huge success that it was."

-Tuesday's Child

"The Dennis Keith Band was amazing. Dennis and his crew have an uncanny ability to read the crowd."

-Newspaper Association of America

"The Dennis Keith Band was absolutely outstanding. They were professional, played an excellent variety of tunes at a perfect volume and have very talented singers."

-Arthur Andersen, LLP

  "Dennis and his Band had our guests dancing all evening."

-St. Joseph's Carondelet Child Center

  "It's not often that you find a band that is service oriented, flexible and still fantastic when they hit the stage!  During the five (5) hour event the Dennis Keith Band captured the audience and had them cheering for more.  Back by popular demand, this is our third consecutive year booking the Dennis Keith Band for this program.  We continue to receive numerous positive responses to their performance from the guests and look forward to next year.  The Dennis Keith Band exceeded expectations and kept the dance floor full all night."

-Lisa Mackrie
Account Manager
TBA Corporate Communications & Entertainment

  "Thank you Dennis and Guitarola for your creativity, flexibility and wit as you: a) were put on the spot to come up with walk-up music at the Baxter banquet, b) graciously played lots of overtime and c) were so great that you're asked for next year!  We enjoy working with you & look forward to the next event."

-Stacia Stewig
Total Event Resources


"We never thought, in a million years, we'd be hearing, "That was "the best wedding we ever went to. WHO was that Band?!!"  The range of music was so vast, people were amazed... and each song sounded just like the original recordings.  The food could've been cold. The flowers could've drooped. The bride could've danced an entire dance alone. (Oh, wait- that actually did happen ... ) But it wouldn't have mattered. Because the band was awesome. And everyone said so. Even the wedding coordinator concurred. Thank you again, for your patience, professionalism, talent, and trustworthiness."

-Carolyn Bergen, Vice President
Creative Director, Copywriter  FCB WORLDWIDE

  "Where do I begin with all of you except to say- YOU ARE BY FAR THE MOST TREMENDOUS BAND OUT THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  The phone has not stopped ringing.  Number one thing everyone says ‘That band rocked!'  Thank you from the bottom of my heart." 

-Melissa Foreman(WLIT) and Scott Levin

  "The Dennis Keith band was fantastic and so easy to work with.  Thank you so much for making the Harrison-Synderman wedding a tremendous success!!"

-Stephanie Pither
Bouquet Weddings

 "I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the DKE on Saturday at our daughter's wedding.  The band was fabulous!  So many of our guests commented on the "great band!" and as you predicted, we all danced until the last note was played!  The band made the party and was everything we hoped it would be.

  "I also want to mention that you were a wonderful master of ceremonies, and your attention to detail and timing really helped to move the evening along smoothly.

  "I would not only recommend the band to my friends, but I would insist that they hire the DKE!

Thanks again,

-Gilmore Brennan   

 "I just have to tell you the music for the ceremony was lovely, for cocktails was excellent, and the reception...fabulous!  EVERYONE is talking about the music at the wedding.  It was THE BEST EVER and really made every part of the evening so special.  Big thanks to you and your excellent musicians."

-Susan De Longis Regan

  "The band was FABULOUS – extremely professional, fun, and had all of the guests up and dancing with their first song.  We were extremely pleased with their talent and would recommend them highly for any event.  BRAVO OUTSIDE INFLUENCE!"

-Emily & Richard Halliday

"I wanted to let you know that we got so many compliments on the music, it was awesome, especially the enthusiasm with the singers!  I have already referred you to a new bride!"

-Charlene Russell

"You sounded exactly like every band you were covering - it was incredible."

-Patty & John Lato

  "We had a first class wedding and we owe the thanks to you."

-Edward & Cynthia Dzieza

"Your Band's professional presence has continued to ascend to ever more lofty heights...if ever anyone should ask, we would recommend you more highly than anyone else."

-Dick & Alicia Stephenson

  "I wanted to write you and thank you again for such an amazing performance at our February 28th, 2009 wedding. The Dennis Keith Band not only met but exceeded our expectations! You really got the dance floor going from the very first song. We loved your renditions of "Livin' on a Prayer" and "Don't Stop Believing" -- they're some of our favorite songs and you sounded so much like the original bands! We also loved the Latin flair you brought to some of the music...so fun! Our guests were blown away at how great you sounded and how you came out to the dance floor to get the guests out of their seats. Anyways, just wanted to write to tell you guys how talented and professional you are. If there's any way I can serve as a reference, I would be happy to do so. Thanks so much for everything!!

-Brian and Kate Donnelly (formerly Kate Greenwell)

"Everyone said over and over again that it was the best Band they had ever heard."

-Tim Johnson

  "We asked you to rock and you brought the house down."

-Mr. & Mrs. Robert Thomas

  "The Band was absolutely wonderful...we could not ask for anything more."

-Bonnie & Bill Zimmer

  "I saw people dancing that I didn't know ever danced."

-Elyse Pearlman

  "Everyone we talked to all made the same comment – "The best band/music ever"  Proof of this was the constantly full dance floor of ALL AGES.  Wish we had another daughter so we could use them again!"

-Pat & Cheryl Simpson

"Your enthusiasm & positive attitude was really catching!"

-Jeanne Arrigo & Brett Thornsberry

  "The whole event was an elegant affair, and your Band was the icing on the cake."

-Daphne & Stuart Adelman

  "The quality of the music, selections and voices, especially Cherryl's, were superb."

-Ellis P. Hyman, D.D.S.

  "Outside Influence was fantastic!  They were not only professional, they were also friendly, and most importantly fun!"

-Michael & Diane Herbert

  "Your professionalism was evident in every aspect of the job."

-Susan Hobson & Eric Geist

  "Everyone has said what a great time they had, especially dancing, and how good the Band was."

-Ben & Anna Bolton

  "The commentary from our guests...were so superlative (about the Band) that we have been basking in their praise."

-Rita & Charles Brusso & Family

  "We can't wait to throw our next party and have you perform!"

-Randy & Sue Schim

  "Your Band was everything we could hope for and more."

-Greg Walsh & Mindy McFadden

  "Thank you for the outstanding job you did at our wedding, and that's an understatement."

-Mary & Bill Biehl

  "I wanted to write and acknowledge the fabulous job the Dennis Keith Band did at our wedding."

-Dan & Marie Gracious

  "The Band was great!!!"

-Dennis & Julie Nastali 

"What a wonderful Band – the compliments came from everyone – You made the reception!  Thank you.

-Bonnie Marcucci

"…Rave reviews for you and your Band!...Unsurpassed list of tunes...rivaled by no other Band...People did not stop dancing...dance floor was packed all night...Guests asked: Where did you get this Band? Thank you very much for a wonderful experience."

-Peter Kondos

  "You surpassed our great expectations at our wedding!  We were thrilled with your performances.  You made the wedding the party it was!  Every singled person has complimented us on how talented, energetic and alive your Band is!  You even had people who hate to dance up and dancing!"

-Cristy & Brett Donaldson

  "All of the musical arrangements were wonderful.  We appreciated the fact that you were very easy and professional to work with.  Many of our guests expressed that they had the time of their lives!

-Melissa and Jim

  "The band was simply great!!  Your music was great – your timing of the various songs was perfect – and your ability to present the music was outstanding!"

-William Harper

  "We would like to thank you so much for an awesome performance again this year!!  You guys are great!!"

-Neala Martel
Clarendon Hills Infant Welfare Society

  "Thank you for your amazing performance at our wedding last weekend.  Your musicianship and energy and ability to keep the entire room on the dance floor was unparalleled.  Your performance of our first dance was not only great but also deep and heartfelt, as was my appreciation of it.  I only wish our dancing abilities had been worthy of it!"

-Amy & Manish Butte

  "The Dennis Keith Band was everything we hoped it would be.  We are still getting comments on how good you all were.  You set the tone for our wedding reception and were were very, very pleased!"

-Denise & Jamie Holt

  "Thank you for making our wedding so much fun!  Outside Influence is great!  Everyone was impressed with your music!"

-Anne & Tom Kresler

I can't thank you enough for the wonderful performance Saturday.  Your band is phenomenal!  Everyone loved it!  And you were great to work with!

-Julie Pendell
Make-A-Wish Foundation


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