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Ok, let’s start by saying the obvious - these guys are AMAZING musicians! But I am not going to go on too much about that because you just need to look at their website to see their sheer talent and energy. What I want to talk about is all they ways that they went above and beyond. 1) Tim (our point of contact) is a genuine, lovely guy who was very much invested in our day. He came to our venue prior to the wedding with a smile from ear to ear, offering a number of solutions to issues caused by my particularities with the layout for the evening. Then proceeded to nail what he committed to. 2) The band agreed to learn four songs for us, one of which I wanted my dear friend as lead singer. She lives in Australia. They organised Skype calls and then an in person rehearsal with her when she got to LA just prior to the wedding. WHAT COMMITMENT! 3) On top of that, which I was totally unaware of, my Maid of Honor had contacted them privately to learn a song that we had written in high school! They learnt and sung the song, along with all my school friends. How beautiful is that!? 4) The wedding was East meets West as my husband is Lebanese so they had to work alongside Zaffe musicians which they did flawlessly and without complaint. 5) The band members were all beautiful, lovely, passionate people. They were so invested in the day. Their energy was second to none! My bridesmaid saw a couple of them tear up during the speeches, and one lovely guy came to tell me that he was blown away by my vows and was compelled to let me know how special they were. I could go on and on about these guys but words won’t do justice to the happiness I feel thanks to them. Everyone raved about them. They were truly wonderful and I can not recommend them more. I am eternally grateful and will remember these guys forever. THANK YOU!
— Samantha & Alee
I can’t thank BTE enough for making our daughter and son-in-law’s night of love and celebration BEYOND special. As we told Tim, the attentiveness with which he treated every question, request, and concern during the year leading up to May 28 made all the difference to us. We were confident that BTE was not only going to be there but that they also understood how much all of this meant to us. That is priceless. The band and its music was awesome. They kept everyone on their feet and no one was ready to leave when it was all over! We have gotten many, many compliments about the night, and it was BTE who kept the spirit alive.
— Laurel E.
We hired Business Time Entertainment for my mom’s 60th birthday party and they didn’t disappoint!! Everyone danced all night long and kept saying how awesome the band was!! My moms party wouldn’t have been the same without them! So glad we decided to hire them for our event!! Thanks for an awesome time!
— Natalie W.
Note: This is going to be a long review because these guys deserve it. if you’re looking for something short, just take our word for it...they’re a 10/10. My wife and I used Business Time Ent. as our wedding band this past July (2017). It was a 200 person wedding in Los Angeles and majority of our family members and friends were flying in from out of town. Having live music was really important for us. We didn’t have the luxury of a wedding planner or referrals for a ton of bands so we found Business Time online through The Knot. We were attracted to their long set list of great music. After corresponding via email/phone/text we met Tim and Mandy for coffee (note: Tim was so easy to communicate and coordinate with). They were a passionate married couple who loved what they did and they were extremely warm and generous with their time. A few weeks later, we were able to see/meet the rest of the band when they performed a showcase. This was very important for us since the band just moved to Los Angeles fairly recently. They blew us away with their talent and it was clear that they had a genuine love for music...so we booked them! Preparation was key for us since our venue only gave us a few hours of live music during the reception. Tim is a fantastic MC and planner so don’t worry about the flow of the reception. He had met with us and talked on the phone numerous times over the course of the planning stage, he and Mandy even did a walk thru of the venue to figure out their set up and our needs. Tim’s attention to detail and professionalism made us feel very comfortable leading up to the event. Now for the wedding day. The band was everything we wanted them to be. They brought in the brass musicians, extra singers...you name it. We wanted a harpist for our ceremony...they knew one since they’re an extremely connected band and know good talent given their education in music. So, if you want a big band or a small band, they have you covered. Everyone was dancing! The music was fantastic and flowed seamlessly. The set list was perfect. They learned music for us too, so if there’s a special song you’d like them to play, ask them...they’ll learn it and master it. They even threw in a few fun surprises we loved! We cannot recommend these guys/gals enough. They made our day so memorable and special. Our family and friends are still talking about how awesome they are! Thank you, Business Time!
— Mike & Julie S.
BTE performed at our wedding this past weekend and I couldn’t wait to write a review! I don’t want any other couple to miss out on them. We knew from their videos that they were talented, but they truly blew us away day-of. By the end of the night I think at least 20 people asked us where we found the band. Everyone LOVED them. Our #1 goal of the wedding was to have everyone dance the whole night, BTE made sure that happened! The dance floor was filled the entire night and the people who weren’t dancing were just mesmerized by the performance. They made our entire wedding an event we will never forget. They learned so many songs for us, and nailed them. As soon as Mandy started singing the processional song my eyes welled up with tears. So beautiful. Everything we had hoped for and more. Our coordinator was crazy impressed with how professional they were, and they are so so kind. Just look at all of their paragraph long reviews!!! Ok, I could go on for days but I’ve got to stop some time. Thank you BTE!!! We loved every minute.
— Rachael & Aaron
I can not say enough about these wonderful musicians! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for making our event a huge success! Mandy, Tim and the rest of the gang were top-notch and really killed it at my son’s wedding over the Memorial weekend! Everyone had a great time on the dance floor and Mandy did a beautiful job emceeing the event. We got so many compliments from our guests on how much fun they had on the dance floor. From the initial showcase demonstration to their final performance, Tim worked with the wedding couple to ensure that all the little details (equipment set up, music selection, program format, and I am sure...a few words of wisdom) were taken care of so the kid’s could just enjoy the evening...and boy did they!! One of the best things about this band is that they are a husband and wife team who absolutely love their job and it shows in their professionalism, attention to detail and caring attitude. You are not hiring a band thru a broker and paying exhorbitant fees. We ended up hiring the band with the horn section (7 piece) which really added a lot of depth to the sound and believe me, they are extremely reasonable compared to other bands with that number of musicians. I would highly recommend Business Time to anyone...you can not go wrong! We will definitely use them again if there is ever an occasion we need a band.
— Patti M.
A friend of ours recommended Business Time Entertainment and I’m so grateful. They were perfect. the music was perfect for our small wedding. We wanted a mellow vibe and they were perfect. they also knew when to pick it up a bit later in the evening. Tim was on top of the reception way more than I was, making announcements on the food, dessert etc. Details I never thought about. We had the worst storm of the past 30 years the night before/morning of our wedding and they never hesitated to come out (even though others got stuck in the mud!). I was happy to share our special day with them and would highly recommend them for your event.
— Gretchen P.
I can say a band is a must because it elevates the party to a whole different level and we are so happy we hired BTE! They also DJ in between and hosts the reception so they were a great package. They have a variety of playlist and their lead singers sing really well. I really can’t say that with all bands. They brought the house down and almost everyone was on the dance floor just lovin’ the music and groovin with all their moves. I also love the fact that they are flexible to work with snd is ver accommodating with our requests. Tim followed up on us well enough to make sure that we get the vibe that we want for our reception. And our guests loved them! They all had a great time and mentioned that they were so glad we hired a band because it made a lot of difference. So don’t hold back on this one. People may not remember the decorations, the venue, or even the favors but they will definitely remember the band. It should be one of the highlights of their experience on your wedding day because it sure was for us!
— Jennifer F.
THE BEST EVER! Please let me tell you right now - book BTE for your event. We recently had the pleasure of having BTE perform at our wedding on 9/28/2018. I am eternally grateful to Tim and the band for not only making this an easy process but for BRINGING THE PARTY!!! Please believe me when I say there is no DJ that could bring life to our wedding like BTE did. They were incredible, all ages were on the dance floor enjoying all styles of music. Mandy, you are an incredible singer!! This is not your average wedding band, this is truly a band of extremely talented musicians that influence the whole vibe of the event! I was a bride living in Michigan, with a wedding coordinator based in Chicago, planning a wedding in California. The time zones alone are confusing! Tim was as organized and responsive as you could have possibly wished for. Everything from the initial contact to the day of the event flowed with maximum efficiency. Not once did I feel unsure or worried about a thing - Tim fully understood the importance of BTE’s role in our event and what that meant to us. Another thing I appreciated was that they were dressed for the occasion - Mandy wore a gorgeous dress and the guys were dressed in their wedding best! (A minor detail that shows how professional these guys are!) I could go on and on, they are not only incredible musicians but fantastic teammates in the planning process and genuinely caring people! Thank you again!! I will share your name every chance I get!
— Melanie K.
If you want the best live band ever for your wedding reception, select Business Time Entertainment. Owners Tim and Mandy Lillis have assembled a great group of professional musicians and vocalists that your guests will truly enjoy. In addition to providing great music, Mandy also MC’s the wedding reception events and flawlessly follows the timeline with a personal touch that all of our guests just raved about. The best compliment that we can share is that the dance floor was filled to capacity the entire time the band performed during the reception. The band’s enthusiasm and obvious close friendship with each other was contagious and it felt like they were part of our family. Simply put...they were the best!!
— Don H.
One of the most stressful parts of planning my wedding was trying to find a band that my fiancé and I both liked. Business Time Entertainment was literally a God send. Not only do they sound great, but Tim, along with everyone else in the band, are the NICEST people to work with. It was so nice interacting with Tim on the days leading up to the wedding. He was so helpful in walking us through the ceremony and guiding us on what we wanted. When it came around to the day of the wedding, everything flowed SO WELL. They were on time, set up and ready to go. All the music from the ceremony to the reception was perfect. We had recorded music along with acoustics and they played everything as it was supposed to. Tim was a GREAT MC as well! He made sure the speeches, dances and cake cutting all flowed well. I was already so impressed with the band by just their personality and how nice it was to work with them, but let me tell you, this band sounds GREAT. We had so many people come up to us during and after the wedding and text us during our honeymoon saying how great the band was. Music is one of the most important parts of a wedding, and they knocked it out of the park. They were SO fun and really made our guests have a blast. All of them are so talented and you can tell they have a fun time doing what they do. Also, all of my vendors said that they were the nicest, best sounding, and fun bands they have ever worked with and will be recommending them to their clients. I am so incredibly grateful that we found Business Time Entertainment for our wedding and SO thankful they were a part of it. They truly are everything you would want in a wedding band, and I cannot thank them enough for making our wedding so incredibly special. I will definitely be recommending them to anyone who needs live entertainment.
— Stacey B.
Professional, punctual, patient and so talented! What more could you want?! Tim’s communication was on point from day one and follows through until the end. The band looked and sounded great and kept the evening flowing smoothly. They deliver on all promises. Their song range is very diverse and were even willing to learn additional special songs for our wedding. Thanks for everything!
— Jen G.
Our goal was to throw a rocking party and have guests walk away having had an amazing time. We wanted to have energy, dancing, and a magical feel to the night, but we also wanted to have a smoothly run event, as stress-free as possible, and to work with professionals. Business Time Entertainment was all of this and more - they made our wedding day beyond special, and we would recommend them to anyone - no questions asked. From day 1, Tim was a professional. His communication was rapid, detail-oriented, and fun. From our first skype chat to walking through the venue, Tim was flexible, on-time, and insightful. He looked through our venue (which has some unique setups with multiple floors, outdoor music spaces) to make sure that his crew could easily setup and perform. We were always secure in the knowledge that the leadership of the band was organized and diligent. On the day of the wedding, though, the real magic began. Business Time blew us away on so many levels. We contracted for a 7-piece band, with live music during our ceremony and reception happy hour as well. The band went above and beyond to please us and make our day special - the guitarrist during the ceremony was outstanding. Our first dance was during our happy hour reception outside, and the band surprised us with a full arrangement to our first dance song (How Long Will I Love You, Ellie Goulding) which we weren’t expecting - it was a completely magical moment. They also learned two Bruce Springsteen songs at my request for the post-dinner dancing - and they absolutely killed it. Their rendition of Born to Run, which not only blew me away that they learned it for me, blew me away by their energy and commitment. Their saxophonist learned a solo, and it made the night. They played for 3 full sets, and by the end the dance floor was jammed with people - they got us flying on Africa by Toto, as everyone lifted us to dance on the ceiling. They even surprised us by videoing some of the songs, and shared the videos with us after - we were blown away by their dedication to our event. Overall, the one thing we really wanted out of our band was to just have a good time. We haven’t stopped getting compliments from our guests on how much fun the band and overall event was - Business Time Entertainment definitely brought our wedding to the next level, and for that we are eternally grateful. We would not hesitate to recommend them to anybody!
— Emily B.
I LOVED working with these guys. From the first time we chatted to the big night, they were delightful to talk with, accommodating, and put on a heck of a show. Some of my favorite moments of the entire wedding were dancing and enjoying their music! They do awesome jobs of all sorts of covers - classics and moderns - that will keep you and your guests moving. They also were really helpful to keep the schedule of toasts and other happenings on track the day of the wedding, which helped me relax even more and enjoy every moment of it. I’m a BIG fan of these guys. If you get the opportunity to book ‘em - do it!
— Briana H.
I have one word for Business Time. PHENOMENAL!! I think it speaks volumes that as a guest at the reception I had to come leave a review about how professional and talented and ORGANIZED this band is!! From start to finish the band members were full of energy and kept the party running smoothly! I am not much of a dancer but they were so engaging and funny that they had everyone out of their seats and having the time of our lives. The female vocalist should be on American Idol or something! What a fun time!!
— Alyssia H.
Tim and the band are absolutely amazing. My wife and I saw them perform at a friend’s wedding and asked them to play at ours. They are extremely talented and keep the crowd dancing the whole night. Tim was easy to work with and very organized. Overall, I would recommend them over and over again.
— Mike & Kate
I don’t even know if I have the words sufficient enough to explain our appreciation for what Tim and his team did to our wedding. They are very kind and professional. We contracted Business Time Entertainment to inquire about a live band for our ceremony and cocktail hour. They did an awesome job with the processional and recessional songs. Our cocktail hour is full of fun and entertainment when they played all the songs we’ve selected. We are getting a lot of compliments with our song selection and the band itself. We hired them because we are basically on a tight budget. They have the most reasonable price out of all the companies we inquired. I highly recommend Business Time Entertainment for your wedding and other events need. You will not regret it.
— Hoel D.

 
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