Reviews

See what our clients have to say about their BKO events!



Kara and Justin GreemBecca, Words cannot express how much fun we had on Sunday and so much of that has to do with you and your amazing band. The dance floor was PACKED all night because of you. Everyone re-peatedly came up to us to say they could not believe how good every single member was and that they have “never” heard a band as good as yours. The hora was absolutely epic and every-thing we hoped for. The special Nelly set was amazing and so thoughtful of you to make it come to fruition for Justin and his New Jersey buddies. They rapped every word along with Mike and it was absolutely hilarious and entertaining. The Motown set at the end of the night with proud Mary was unreal-it felt like we were watching a show. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all that you and your fabulous band did to create a night we will always remember. You are the best!!

All the best,
Kara and Justin Green

 

Hi Becca!!! (and please copy Mike too I don’t have his email)
I just wanted to tell you guys that you literally BLEW us and everyone else there away. You guys were so amazing and exceeded every vision we had for the night. You guys literally killed it. Not exaggerating to myself and my parents and jeff combined we had no less than 100 peo-ple there text or call us saying how the band was the best band they had ever seen. (There are a few people specifically calling to inquire this week) There were a handfulpeople there who asked for your info and are going to be contacting you soon also. Since all my friends are going to be engaged this year I know i will be seeing you a ton soon!! But I would love to grab a drink or dinner with u guys some time in the city or burbs, or we can stop by your office and say hi! Sorry I cut some of the songs I chose off the list, I was anticipating the adults staying out on the dance floor longer but you guys adjusted perfectly and did THE BEST job of mixing all the songs and getting everyone dancing. You made it so the adults and kids could have fun simul-taneously and you made the ending so special with the “I get by with a little help from my friends” song. The ceremony was something so amazing that I don’t think would’ve been the same without you guys. You nailed every single song and gave the exact vibe i wanted. Everyone said the cere-mony songs gave them the chills and you made everyone cry (in a good way!) I can’t wait to see the video of everything and you guys are welcome to use anything you want!!!! We love you guys and BKO!!! if you ever want me to do posts for you or on my blog I would love to, or we can collaborate in any way. I seriously can’t stop talking about you guys. I was so im-pressed and blown away.
Thank you again, you guys made the day so perfect and it would not have been the same with-out you all.

Shanna and Jeffrey Rotenberg

 

Dear Becca, A heartfelt thank you to you and your band from both of us and everyone at our wedding! You all helped set a tone of excitement, joy and energy that carried the party. We have heard from so many of our guests who have said, “I haven’t danced like that in years!” And we have both reminisced with big smiles about how much fun we had on the dance floor. Se here’s to you! We hope you are having a fantastic summer!

All the best, Mrs. & Mrs. Ricketts

Dear Becca, The party is over, but the memories of your incredible music lingers on an on. I wanted to per-sonally thank you, your band and Mike for the incredible part you created at Sarah and Aaron’s wedding on 8/15/15! The Four Seasons was rocking from the time the doors were opened until the very end. Our guests have overwhelmingly complimented us on the fun factor of our wed-ding and this is directly because of your talents. From the beginning stages of planning, we all agreed that we wanted our guests to dance the night away and that they did. You fulfilled our early request and we could not have made a bet-ter choice. We will recommend you to anyone who will listen as we know they will never be dis-appointed.

With our appreciation and gratitude,
The Wise Family

Becca & Mike, Thank you for making our wedding the perfect day of our lives. Your willingness to work with in our budget was so appreciated. We are so happy that we got the full sound of hours and the DJ. Your advice and insight to the celebration made 3.14.15 a wedding that all our guests say was the best wedding they have attended. BKO is an amazing orchestra – so willing to work with us and so very talented. The vocals are as diverse and strong. You had every guest on the dance floor all night long. Thank you! Thank you for editing the music to our flash mob. That is a task that never entered our minds to be so cumbersome. Thank you Mike. We are so blessed to have had you host our ceremonies, cocktail hour, and reception. Thank you friends!

Love,
Scott & Terry – The Wellingtons

Becca – OMG! Thank you so much for the best night of our lives! All of our friends will not stop talking about how AMAZING the band was! Literally you guys made the night. We had SO much fun and you guys were so fabulous! Talk about just exceeding all expectations. It was the PER-FECT night and we could not have asked for a better band to share it with! A formal thank you is to follow, but I wanted to quickly shoot this over to you guys to say THANK YOU!!!

Love you guys!!!
Christie and Ryan

Becca & Mike,
What a party that was on Saturday – you guys ROCKED the house!!! Every single person said how much they loved our band and how they want it for their own wedding. I’m sure you’ll get some referrals from that dance party! I have never seen a wedding where the dance floor was so packed the ENTIRE night. It was so amazing! You guys killed it. Thank you so much for mak-ing it the best day of our lives!

Best,
Molly and Jon

Becca and her band are amazing. My dance floor was packed from the minute they started playing till the last song. People flooded the dance floor. The band also learned specific songs for just my groom and I. She also picked up on our personalities and added in some cute sur-prises along the way, which we loved. She did a wonderful mix of modern and oldies, every age group was touched. I would 100% recommend her for nay wedding or gathering!!!

We attended a friends wedding two years back where BKO played and literally did not stop dancing. When we got engaged we knew…it was BKO or bust! I seriously would have considered changing our date if they were booked but luckily they weren’t. They are amazing! They are so fun to work with and they make the evening extra special and fun (who wants another boring ‘ol DJ anyway). We had so many guests comment on them during the wedding and after. Highly recommend!

Dear Becca,
Thank you so much for providing music for the Barack Fundraiser. I think it added so much to the party. People stayed to drink the wine, eat the food, network with each other and move to the music. I’m sure they would have left right after the Senator did if the music hadn’t been there to keep the party going strong. It was a pleasure to have you.

Elise Dysart, Host of Barack Obama Fundraiser

Ginger Chris WitteDear Becca,
Chris and I wanted to thank you for the amazing music you provided for our wedding! We are still getting compliments from our guests on the music and how wonderful it was! You were so professional and easy to work with. We can’t thank you enough for getting the party started and keeping it going until the very end. We loved every minute of the music!Thank you again for everything!

Ginger and Chris Witte



SarahIt’s not even 48 hours since the wedding and I already have a request for the name and infor-mation for our amazing band! A friend got engaged on Wednesday and was at the wedding Saturday – she said she loved you guys and can’t wait to get in touch when they officially start planning!This is NOT your official thank you – I am still too tired to fully express how grateful we are for you and your band – but I did want you to knowIn short, however, you are amazing – beyond amazing – we had the time of our lives and so much of it was thanks to you.

Love,
Sarah



Nick and JulieDearest Becca,
How do we we even begin to thank you? Because of you, our wedding became the most incred-ible, magical day of our entire lives. Thank you for helping us and guiding us when we were down. Thank you for surprising us and creating amazing moments. And thank you for your en-ergy and love. It is and was contagious. We will cherish your talent and your friendship always. Thank you for being you. Your team is incredible!

Nick and Julie



Hailee and Kyle ZabrinDear Becca,
We can honestly say that it was love at first meeting. From our initial conversation with you back in September 2011, through our meetings and endless emails to create the PERFECT set list (including the band learning several new songs just for us!), to our magical wedding night – you were the most professional, creative, and fun person to work with. To us, the choice of band for our May 2012 wedding was of the utmost importance – and we could not have been happier with our decision to hire BKO. You single handedly turned our wedding into the best party we have ever been to. The next day, our guests could not stop talking about how fun our wedding was and about how sore their legs and feet were from dancing the night away, which is a true testament to an amazing band. BKO played all of the contemporary songs that are currently on the radio (even if they just came out!) just as well as the original artists. THANK YOU BKO for making our wedding extraordinary!

Much love,
Hailee + Kyle Zabrin


Amanda and Rob LemeinBecca,
You turned our wedding into the best party we’ve ever been to! Everyone was talking about how great the band was and Rob and I couldn’t agree more. Thank you for everything! You’re the best!

Xoxo-
Amanda and Rob Lemein



Allison and Mark WallinDear Becca,
Thank you so much for making our wedding so amazing! The reception was an absolute blast, and the dance floor was packed for 3 hours straight all thanks to you and BKO. You guys rocked. Allison and Mark Wallin We received SO many compliments about you, and everyone keeps telling us how much fun they had. Especially Mark’s brother, and you only had to kick him off the stage twice. The set list was so right on, and we loved that you remembered little side comments/requests we made during our meetings…Actually, would you be willing to send us your set list? It was such a perfect mix, we’d love to have it as a playlist on our ipods so we can relive the night. The first few days on the honeymoon, Mark could not stop talking about how awesome you guys were. You seriously made our night.

Thank you,
Allison and Mark Wallin

Dear Becca,
WOW! Where do we begin? The Becca Kaufman Orchestra was awesome in every respect, you ROCK! When we were looking at bands for our wedding, Laura and I were looking for a band where we got the feeling that the people cared about us and we were not just another wedding client. I have to say Becca, you ticked every box for us and your kindness, professionalism and help always felt very genuine and sincere to us both.The band was fantastic, and the passion you have for your work came through in the music and the band’s performance. The music, the variety and energy was fabulous! Our families cannot stop talking about how great the band was!!You helped create a day for Laura and I and our families and friends that we will remember forever, and for that I will always be grateful to you Becca.

Fondly,
Mark Payne Executive Chef, Ritz Carlton, Chicago



Andria Hoffman WintersDear Becca,
Aaron and I wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for giving us the best wedding we ever could have asked for. The main thing I wanted for the reception was a fabulous cele-bration where everyone could party down the entire night. You gave us just that. Everyone ab-solutely LOVED you! You kept the party going the whole night with amazing music and spirit. I still can’t believe everyone booed when you called the last song! But besides your AMAZING work, you were so wonderful to work with throughout the entire process. You listened to every-thing we asked for and incorporated it all flawlessly. You and your band were the reason that we threw the best wedding any of our friends and family had ever been to, and I couldn’t have asked for anything more!! I’ll be recommending you to anyone who asks and even people who don’t :). Marrying the love of my life would have been enough, but you gave us the wedding of our dreams and threw us one hell of a party to celebrate our lives together. For that we give you our deepest thanks.

-Andria Hoffman Winters

Bob and Sonya Morgan 2Becca,
I know we sang your praises last night, but we just wanted to reiterate how PHENOMENAL BKO was!! We had dozens more compliments at breakfast this morning and several people who attend zillions of weddings said BKO was the best band they had ever heard hands down. The dance floor really was packed the entire night and people didn’t even want to stop doing the Ho-ra! Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to surprise Bob and sing with Paul! All That Jazz was definitely another highlight for us – as the impromptu dance party with my sis was really special.You really rocked the party and the energy was incredible. I’m still in shock that it’s over. It totally flew by way too fast and was the best night of our lives and the most fun EVER!!!We love you!!

Bob & Sonya Morgan

Heather and Scott WojteczkoBecca,
Yesterday was truly the best day of our lives and your band helped make it the success that it was. Working with you has been a pleasure; you were so helpful with all of our planning and your great attitude and spirit helped take a weight off our shoulders. You and your band rocked out last night! We have gotten rave reviews and want to thank you for helping make our special day absolutely perfect!

-Heather & Scott Wojteczko

Becca,
There are no words for what you did!! You and your team of musicians made the evening!!! I think I have received 25 emails from guests that said how the music rocked, Where did you find the band, and what a great evening they had. I wish I could do this every year!! You’re the Best!

Thank you,
Patty Thomas (And her professional air guitarist husband Jim)

Hi Becca, Wow!
It was a pleasure to meet you, dance to your music, and applaud you and the orchestra, last night at the Aurora Country Club’s celebration. Your sound and music was absolutely fantastic, and the energy level the orchestra exhibited totally set the tone of the event. We had a blast! Larry and I heard rave reviews the entire evening, and I’m certain those great words will contin-ue to echo themselves for a long time to come. I’m sure I can speak on behalf of everyone in attendance when I say, “Bravo”!. Thank you for a wonderful time. We realize it was a late night and you have another big gig today, we wish you the best. We’ll continue to refer the Becca Kaufman Orchestra to anyone who is interested in having an event to remember.

Truly,
Chris Pecorella

Hi Becca,
Wanted to send you a note to let you know what an unbelievable pleasure it was to work with you and your team on Saturday night. Richard assured me that you and your band were amaz-ing but honestly that was an understatement. Your performance completely exceeded my ex-pectations and there are folks all over the north shore that are still talking about the best party they have ever been to and the best band/dancing experience ever! Your energy, vibe, talent and connection to your audience made for a fantastic experience. The dance floor was packed from your first song and never emptied until you had done your final encore.Your added rec-ommendations – the electronic violin and the augmented sound system – were the touches that made the whole musical experience complete.I am thrilled to have a new “go to” band for all my client’s needs.

Best,
Robyn Wetzel President In Focus Events, LLC

Melissa and Matt MellDear Becca and Orchestra,
Now that things have settled down and we’re enjoying the post-wedding calm, we wanted to fi-nally send you a huge thanks for the amazingness you brought to our wedding and the dance floor! We have already been to three other weddings since ours, and they just confirmed for us what we already knew – no band does it like BKO!! We want to express how great it was to work with you and how much we appreciate your patience, learning the song for our first dance, playing a killer horah, coordinating the string trio for the ceremony, and every way you accom-modated us to make our special day the Best Day Ever. You kept the party going all night and everyone’s feet hurt from dancing the entire time. We think of you whenever we are in the car, at the gym, or anywhere a song comes on… we smile huge and say “It was so awesome when they played [this song] at our wedding!” BKO is The Best!

Much love,
Melissa and Matt Mell

Rebecca TupuritisHey Becca,
Just wanted to send you a quick note to say thank you! You and the rest of your “team” were beyond incredible. I had the most amazing time as did Rob, and every single other person at our wedding! If I had one wish at all it would be to go back and re-live it all again. I am on a high, and just can’t thank you enough for helping to make our wedding the best, most incredible party anyone had ever been to!! Thank you for your friendship, and everything else – hope to remain friends and promise to come here y’all play sometime again very soon!

Lots of love,
Rebecca (Tupuritis!)

Kristen adn Mike KimBecca,
Thank you so much for making our wedding rock (literally)! You and the entire BKO crew ex-ceeded our every expectation-from the quality of the sound to the mix of music to the endless energy. We received more compliments on our band than any other aspect of our wedding! If you ever need a client reference, please don’t hesitate to ask us. Thanks again for giving us an incredible evening (and for letting Kristen steal your sunglasses numerous times) 🙂

All our best,
Kristen (VanGelder) and Mike Kim


Michael Federman 2Becca,
Gwen and I wanted to thank-you again for making the music at our wedding just amazing. We are back from our honeymoon and getting used to married life, and we still get comments on how amazing the BKO was. Everyone loved our wedding and we continue to get comments on the music, and both Gwen and I absolutely loved what you and your crew did for us!We look forward to seeing you at other weddings/events, because we know if you are there it will an amazing party!

-Michael Federman (Insert Photo: Michael Federman.jpg & Michael Federman 2.jpg)