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Steel Drum Band in Crystal Lake

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South Shore Yacht Club

Anthony,
Thank you, so much, for the great entertainment last night at SSYC.
It was so enjoyable an informative.
I enjoy the steel pan and vibraphone  sound.
Sincerely,
Sandy Dziubek
SSYC Auxiliary

Wedding Solo

We hired Matt Potts for our afternoon wedding reception. We were looking for a steel drum for background music to add to our Caribbean themed reception. He was outstanding! His music set the tone, was not over-powering, and the guests were very impressed! He was prompt, professional, and did an overall outstanding job. I would hire him again.

Wedding Large Group

Working with this group was a great experience! The band was more than willing to arrange songs that I had specially requested. They arrived and set up promptly at both the ceremony and reception maintaining a very professional attitude. The group also responded well to changes that had to be made last minute in the schedule. This group was a lot of fun to have at my wedding!

Wedding Trio

I definitely recommend Potts & Pans to anyone planning an event. They did a great job at our wedding and were very flexible to work with. They have a good sound. I hired them as a trio and liked that one of the players switched from playing xylophone during the wedding ceremony to percussion during the banquet to give the music a different flavor. They catered all of the music to everything that I was hoping for and even learned a song for the ceremony.

Caribbean Party

Potts & Pans really set the mood and ambience for my Caribbean-themed party this summer. He played a great selection of music that my guests recognized and enjoyed. Matthew was a pleasure to work with throughout the entire process – from booking his services to the actual event. His creativity, talent, flexibility and responsiveness made him an absolute pleasure to work with. I host a Caribbean-themed party practically every year and he will certainly be a part of this event in the years to come.

Food for the Poor Fundraiser

Anthony (Houston) of Potts & Pans was a pleasure to work with and his sound was fantastic. His music brought the light, Caribbean feel that we wanted. It wasn’t obtrusive; it simply added to the festive atmosphere.

Retirement Party

The event was a cocktail/dinner retirement celebratio. 35 couples representing senior management of america’s largest retailers and their key suppliers were guests and they (and their wives) commented on the really pleasant quality of music that the steel drum ensemble of four presented before, during, and after dinner. They added that it was a great pleasure that all were able to enjoy the music as well as have comfortable conversations at the dinner tables with ALL parties at the table. The band was discreet in taking its breaks, never introduced inappropriate music (in lyrics or decibles).
Interestingly, the guests commented that they would not have thought of a steel drum band at such a party and added that they would even engage this genre and/or this band, in personal/private venues they may be hosting.

Two Rivers Ethnic Fest

Matt and his entire band were very professional and easy to work with. We typically don’t have bands play at our event in consecutive years but Potts & Pans was such a hit with the crowd, we made an exception and brought them back. I am lobbying to have them play for a third consecutive year!