What People are Saying

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Hi Dave, (Dave Scott of Gotham) I don't even know where to begin, but you guys were just unbelievable. Everything was just so perfect and apparently our guests all had an amazing time. Unfortunately, when it's your own party, you really don't get a chance to observe. I guess that's the beauty of video. One of our guests was Rob Hyman, formerly of "The Hooters" and co-creator of numerous platinum records with Cyndi Lauper, Bette Midler, etc. Rob and his wife commented that you were clearly the best band they have ever seen at an affair, and made particular note about Dave's talent as a musician! Anyway, we are done, until the wedding. I only hope we get invited to other parties where you are playing. Maybe a group of us will get up to Mohegan Sun. Have a wonderful holiday! Warm regards,
Lisa
Hi Ejai, First, I want you to know that I left Norma a message yesterday singing your praises! I also asked for your phone # so I could speak to you directly. You are the absolute best Emcee-DJ Team i have ever witnessed. I have been to thousands of Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, so I know what I'm talking about!!! Please know that my entire family was so happy all night, and it was due to you really knowing how to run a party. EVERYONE asked about you, because they were so impressed. I appreciate that you really listened to me when I asked to keep Matt's friends happy, and not bother with "older folks" music. You are so good, that all the "older folks" were up there too! As a plus, the teenagers went crazy for you. You absolutely know exactly what you are doing! Aside from your skills, you do everything with kindness and a smile on your face. You are truly a treasure!! I know I am babbling, but you had to know how much we were glowing from the party. Most importantly, Matthew was sooo happy, and you made him feel so special! Consider yourself hired for any of my affairs forever!!
Much love and gratitude, Jennifer, Peche at Sherman Mills
"The party was a smashing success and the band was terrific! Thank you so much for delivering the goods"
Glenn
the band out did themselves last night! they were so fabulous and fantastic! my daughter was thrilled. thank you! and i cannot wait for another party,
Candi
“I am sure you’ll be back again, your part of the night was really great- btw- Wayne was as usual fantastic- he came in first in his black Sheriff outfit, and then later changed in a Miners outfit and entertained the kids with balloon animals ! The girl that you had facilitating the crafts downstairs was amazing with the kids- kept them occupied and happy unitl after 10:30pm.”
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Hi Norma, On behalf of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philadelphia Region, and McDonald’s Restaurants of the Greater Philadelphia Region, Inc., we thank you for all you did to help make our RMHC Scholarship awards ceremony a success. You did a fantastic job throughout the planning and The Hot Club of Philadelphia were a hit! Many students and parents commented how great they were. Thanks again for all you did to help make our program a success!
Shannon Wilson Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philadelphia Senior Account Executive
Attached are photos of Giorgio from Wednesday Airbrush folks were phenomenal beyond belief even Matthew mentioned it. They went above and beyond and did more shirts than I thought possible.You are so trusted by everyone. First class all the way! I need to rest today but can't wait to work with you again. Matt Samuels, Event Planner evening in the chance you may want to keep them for your files. Thanks again for your recommendation. He was amazing! Maureen
Maureen Merrill Lynch- Bank of America
Airbrush folks were phenomenal beyond belief even Matthew mentioned it. They went above and beyond and did more shirts than I thought possible.You are so trusted by everyone. First class all the way! I need to rest today but can't wait to work with you again.
Matt Samuels, Event Planner
Dear Norma, I do not even know where to begin... and for me to be tongue tied is monumental! I always had a vision for my wedding. It was difficult to articulate, but I could see and hear it in my head. I am proud to say that my dreams came true and I have you and Dave to thank. I sent Dave a quick note letting him know that he had exceeded all of my expectations and that I would be naming my first born Dave, regardless of gender. A quick note is NOT enough and I wanted you to share with you the entire story ( I am smiling as I am writing)! I guess that I should begin with our first meeting and how comfortable Dave made me feel. I explained to him that my main focus of the wedding was the entertainment and that food and décor came second. I wanted to feel like I was at a concert, I wanted all of my guests up and dancing, and had a few song requests. Dave assured me that all of my wishes would be granted! I was told throughout the night and our families received many calls throughout the following weeks that Gotham was the BEST wedding band that they had ever heard. The music throughout the ceremony and during cocktail hour was also spot on! It was so special to me that Dave learned a few songs that I had mentioned to him which allowed Dan and I have to have, what I liked to call, our second dance. I have never seen a room as amped up and dancing as much as I did when I looked around the room that night. It was as if each song was hand selected based on each guests preference. The cherry on top of the most amazing night of my life was my PERFORMANCE. I told Dave that I wanted to sing Paradise by the Dashboard Light for my guests..... and I did! Gotham made my dreams come true, despite cold feet- Dave got me up and singing! Now I can cross that off my bucket list. Norma, I can’t express to you enough how ecstatic I was with the evening and Norma-Sorry I haven't gotten a chance to call you yet....still floating from Sat night. Just wanted to thank you. Kevin, Bev and co. were unbelievable, as usual, and the party was beyond!! Abby Z will be forever in your debt. You made the pre-wedding process so much easier and allowed my mom and I to catch our breaths. Besides the band, I had always dreamt of having a cotton candy machine for desert and you made that happen for me. You were even able to get purple, my favorite color which matched the theme. I could go on and on about how you and your team gave us the BEST night of our lives. Please do not hesitate to give my contact information to anyone that is considering having Gotham at their next event. It would be such an honor to give another bride the chance to have a night as WONDERFUL as mine!
With Love, Allison Silver
Norma-Sorry I haven't gotten a chance to call you yet....still floating from Sat night. Just wanted to thank you. Kevin, Bev and co. were unbelievable, as usual, and the party was beyond!!
Abby Z
Dear Norma, Dominique and I would like to thank you and your staff for all of your hard work and personal attention to detail that made Maximillian's Bar Mitvah an "over-the-top" event. The Wayne Holmes orchestra was superb, as were the DJ and dancers you selected. They had everybody on the dance floor from beginning to end. The lights, video, photo favors were beyond our wildest expectations and fabulous beyond words. We all had a great time, and all of our friends and relatives stated that this was the best party that they ever attended. Surely, we appreciate everything you did for us, from the outset of the party planning to the after- party follow-up. On a separate note, I am so glad that you came to the affair and managed the event personally. In my business, I have come to learn that the superior businessperson is he or she who is modest in his or her speech but exceeds in all of your Hi Norma! Everything went so beautifully at our wedding. The strings were beautiful, and DJ Joe was a real gentleman and did a fabulous job. He really followed our song list and went with the flow. I received such wonderful compliments. Thank you for your flexibility and for finding me the very best for our special day. Melissa Kaiser  actions. Truly, I cannot express in words enough appreciation for your efforts. With warmest wishes. Best always. Jeff R.
Jeff R.
Hi Norma! Everything went so beautifully at our wedding. The strings were beautiful, and DJ Joe was a real gentleman and did a fabulous job. He really followed our song list and went with the flow. I received such wonderful compliments. Thank you for your flexibility and for finding me the very best for our special day.
Melissa Kaiser
Dear Norma, We just wanted to let you know how pleased we were with our recent Norma Michaels Entertainment experience. We had a vision for our daughter's wedding. That's why after meeting with you and with your guidance, we booked Dave Caldwell and the All Love Orchestra for music during the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception at the Georgian Room in the Westin Philadelphia on February 9, 2008. The music Dave and his orchestra provided captured the essence of The music Dave and his orchestra provided captured the essence of Valerie and Chuck Y. our vision perfectly. We loved the piano and saxophone music during the cocktail hour, as well as the music that lent so much dignity to the ceremony. Gillian and Ward will cherish the wonderful rendition of "My Everything" for their first dance. At the reception, the musical selections were ideal and went a long way for creating the festive atmosphere. Guests were constantly up and dancing. We couldn't have imagined a more energetic, fun, and professional group of musicians for this special day! It was a pleasure working with you Norma. Dave "knocked it out of the box". It was truly a special evening for us we both feel that Dave and the orchestra were very instrumental in that. Thank you for making Gillian and Ward's wedding day so memorable. With warm regards.
Valerie and Chuck Y.
Norma, Thanks for everything. The band was fabulous. They made the party great. The kids loved the money man - it was a big hit. Thanks again.
Dali
Norma, Thanks again for everything. You know I'll pass your number out! People are still talking about what a fabulous party it was!
Donna
Norma, Thank you for your assistance with the NEA MB reception. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Beat of the Harp added just the right touch and helped make the evening a memorable event. Again thank you. Sincerely,
Kimberly
Dear Norma, The music was fabulous! Laura & Rick (and their band) couldn't have been any nicer. Thank you!!
Sheryl
Everyone is so delighted with the outcome of the event – Thank you! Customers are sending in wonderful thank you notes to our executives and just gushing about how great the event was! I thank you and your team for going all out on this event. The room looked amazing; the flowers were breathtaking. Please share with Tom that another hit of the evening was the rotating “1” as guests entered and the big “l” on the wall in the reception hall. The blue lights on the trees in the walkway were just what we needed out there to create the mood. The lights in the reception hall made a big difference in the atmosphere/mood of the room. Please thank him for me!! The trio and the vocalist were great. Many have commented on the harp and harpist and also on the vocalist and how perfect it was to have her sing in French! Great idea, Norma! My special thanks to you for orchestrating everything and especially for allowing me to know that everything was in your good hands. Fondly,
Maria

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