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“The Fabulous Ultra Tones”
As the Band Leader, I am offering you our references. As most people although business savvy, don’t contract with a band very often, if ever…You want it to be right.
Music is absolutely critical and the capstone to your Wedding or Corporate Event. No matter who or whom you choose, checking references is a great way to sort things out.
Bernie Sena, Band Leader
The Fabulous Ultra tones
Wedding September 4, 2016, Loew’s Resort, Coronado, CA:
When we started planning the wedding I told the "kids” that the three most important things were the photographer because in the end that what is left, the drinks and the music, because everyone will remember that they were dancing all night and had a great time.
Well boy did you and your band deliver!! What a party, the dance floor stayed packed until the bitter end. You were fabulous, as your name implies. Everyone kept telling us what a great band and how much fun they were having.
Danny and Lee were thrilled with your performance and were so grateful that you took the time to learn their “first dance” song. And thank you for wonderful rendition of “You Send Me”, for us. It was beautiful and brought us back 30 years.
Please know that if you ever want a reference, please just feel free to share our contact information and you can count on us for a rave review. You and the Fabulous Ultratones were spectacular. We hope that one day our paths will cross again so that we dance the night away.
Linda & Mitchell
Wedding, Courtney + Chris's Big Day!:
Absolutely! You were fantastic!! We are still dancing!!
Wedding Coronado, March 19, 2016 Hansen Mansion:
I want to thank you and all the band members for a epic, perfect evening.
Tom reviewed many bands before we landed The Fabulous UltraTones, but when he found you he knew.
I wanted to see y'all perform before the final decision was made but Tom knows his music & felt it was a perfect fit for the reception. He was so right & frankly even more so than the perfect band we hired for Annie's sister Caroline's reception 3years ago.
The extra 30 minutes we added was a real testament to how awesome your performance was!
I am glad you and the band enjoyed the dinner and the fun of the evening.
Congrats on a great job Bernie!
All the best!
Smith-Hanna Wedding-Southwestern Yacht Club, August 15, 2015:
Thanks so much for being a part of our special day. We had a huge wedding outdoors and were worried about keeping everyone occupied, dancing, and enjoying themselves. From the first song on, the Fabulous Ultratones were an amazing complement to the main event. The mix of songs you played and your ability to unite multiple generations on the dance floor made it the best night of our lives. We're still getting letters, calls, and comments from friends about what a fun wedding we had, and I attribute a lot of that to the Fabulous Ultratones.
I am happy to recommend you all to anyone that asks me.
Bower Museum Birthday Party, Santa Ana, Aug 1, 2015:
"Great job Bernie,
You played songs we ballroom dancers like the entire night.
You added to your playlist the three songs we wanted.
Thank you very much to the entire band."
WEDDING , JUNE, 2014:
It is a pleasure to write this on your behalf – however, I do not want my full name posted in any reprint – it could have my initials mjs or Miriam S. but not last name printed please. If you want to give my phone number out as a reference that is perfectly fine:
“We could not have picked a better band in the world for my daughter’s wedding held in June/2014 San Diego. Bernie Sena and the Fabulous Ultratones are unstoppable, talented, wonderful to work with and extremely talented. From the very first contact, Bernie was a pleasure to talk with and plan the wedding event from start to finish. Bernie is a master musician with a complete repertoire of music, skilled band leader, plus kind and reasonable in every way. Bernie works expertly with you about your “dreams and wants” for your occasion and delivers wholeheartedly. Bernie was the perfect “maestro” to the wedding and plays in the band as well. The group is talented and Valerie [the singer] was superb. In my opinion and that of all our guests is that Bernie Sena is the ONLY CALL that you should make for your wedding or any event to make your special occasion perfect and FABULOUS. We recommend Bernie Sena and THE FABULOUS ULTRATONES without any reservation as they totally exceeded our expectations and contributed 100%+ to a perfect wedding and party!
Bernie – this is totally true and are very grateful for your part in a perfect and wonderful day and night! "
Best regards, Miriam
FUNDRAISING GALA, THE BEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL, BEVERLY HILLS, CA-June, 2014:
I want you to know that I only heard great comments about your band performance at Founder's Dinner. Thank you and the band for all your hard work. In the 15 years that I have been attending Founder's Dinner, I have never seen so many guests dancing! You were all first class and everyone had a great time.
If you haven't received a Founder's Dinner catalogue with the ad that I placed in it for your band, you should be receiving it soon. (Melisa said she would send one to you last week.)
I will be coming to San Diego periodically this summer and will try to see your band in concert.
Thanks again for everything."
The Prado Wedding September 28, 2013:
Thank you again for this weekend. You guys did an INCREDIBLE job! I cannot
even count the number of people who asked me where I found you. You blew
Please feel free to use me as a reference moving forward.
Also, my understanding is that the female vocalist is new to your group.
KEEP HER! SHE WAS FANTASTIC!
Please let us know when you will be playing locally. We would love to come
see you again.
Geoff & Amy
Wedding September 21, 2013 Kona Kai Resort:
Congratulations on getting married! Our daughter Lauren and son-in-law Nick,
were married on September 21st in San Diego. We cannot speak highly enough
about Bernie and the band. They were fantastic!! Not only did they sound
great but they were professional in every way. They have given us such
pleasant memories of the wedding, cocktail hour and reception that we, and
our guests, are still singing their praises.
Best of luck to you with your wedding planning. This is one you can check
off your list!
With Warm Regards,
Mother of the Bride
Mother of Groom, Wedding August, 2013:
Your band was superb! The music absolutely MADE the party! Thanks a thousand times over! And we had all ages dancing, from the 1 yr. old to the 10 yr. olds, to the senior citizens, and everyone in between.
I think that our reception had about 175 guests. I actually did worry if an 8 piece band might be a lot for that size crowd, but I saw that it was fantastic! (I mention this in case you would have others with a similar concern.)
It was definitely just the greatest.... And the "Second Line:" sequence was a wonderful finale.
We have some great photos of folks dancing up a storm, which I'll hope to send you soon.
With great appreciation!
Mary Sue Roniger
Wedding San Diego Museum of Art, August 3, 2013:
We had an absolute blast at our wedding, and a large part of that is because of the band! We cannot thank you enough. Y'all even pulled off some Second Line music, and I've heard from several locals (and we New Orleanians guard this stuff with great pride) about how much you sounded like a New Orleans band for the last few songs! Thank you so much for making it an incredible night! Please feel free to pass my contact information along to whomever you want, and I'll be sure to give a ringing endorsement. Thanks again!"
Memorial Day weekend, 2013:
This is Marty Kaufman. The Lucky father of Maisie Kaufman from the Rubin/Kaufman wedding that Bernie’s band played for Memorial Day weekend, 2013.
His band is AMAZING! When we went to see them play to see if we wanted them I told Maisie and Adam that they could visit the other bands, but Bernie’s band is the one I wanted. We were not disappointed!
I would use them again any time.
They are professional. Played great songs and the wedding party had a blast and complimented us on the band.
Feel free to reach out with any questions."
Wedding this July, 2013:
Please rest assured that Bernie and his band are amazing! They just played our wedding this July, 2013 in Rancho Palos Verdes. They set the mood for the evening, and then rocked the night away. I can’t say enough good things about them, and our guests can’t stop commenting that they were the best wedding band they ever experienced. We found out about Bernie from our friends we work with, who had him play their wedding (Chris and Erin Deppe/Another satisfied customer). Bernie is professional, accommodating, patient, and experienced in being able to read the crowd and act accordingly. Bernie will absolutely take care of the music piece, which will allow you to worry about other things. I gave Bernie our agenda very late in the process, and he MC’d flawlessly.
Any chance I have to recommend Bernie and his band I will. They were outstanding. I would book them and move on to all the other loose ends and decisions that are outstanding.
Wedding March 16, 2013:
The Fabulous Ultra Tones played at our wedding in March at Orfila Vineyards in Escondido and they were most definitely the highlight of the evening! They played a wonderful mix of oldies and current hits that were perfect both as background music for our seated dinner and upbeat and fun for our fabulous night of dancing. The best part about working with the Ultra Tones was their flexibility and sincere desire to accommodate our desires and vision for the wedding. Bernie Sena was not only an incredibly kind man who met us at odd hours of the day to discuss our plans, he is an incredibly talented musician, performer and band leader who used his connections to equip us with the best musicians in the area for our ceremony and reception. Bernie and his band went above and beyond our expectations of performance, musicality, and professionalism. In the end, I considered Bernie a friend and an essential part of our lovely, meaningful and fun wedding. I know our guests were pleased as we danced the night away together singing along with our band. My husband and I could not be happier with our choice or more pleased to give them a stellar review. We would choose them again and again!!"
All the best,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Wedding April 27:
"Dear Bernie and The Fabulous Ultratones
We have received so many compliments about you from our wedding guests!
Everyone loved the music, and you know it's a HUGE success when a
spontaneous congo line forms in the middle of the reception! It was great
to see our friends and family dancing - even those relatives who normally
don't dance were out on the floor, which was fun to see. Thanks for being
so incredibly wonderful to work with, and for bringing your talent,
expertise and great energy to our wedding - it made our reception extra
special. We will always remember how amazing the music and dancing was at
our wedding - thanks to you!"
All the best,
Megan & David Schrimmer
San Diego Museum of Art Wedding - Art Alive Weekend, 4/27/13!
Balboa Park Gala Event , May 11, 2013:
"Dear Bernard -
I just wanted to say THANK YOU to each and every one of you for your hard work and participation in our 40th Anniversary Big Bang Gala on Saturday, May 15, 2013! I've heard nothing but compliments on the evening from the smallest of details to the overall program.
Please know that as a combined group we really pulled off one of the most elegant and successful "gala" evenings the Fleet has ever had. I couldn't have done it without ALL of you and your amazing talents!"
Debbie Lowery-Cunning, CMP
Senior Manager, Group Sales & Special Events
Wedding on August 18, 2012 at a Private Point Loma Residence:
Bernie and his band we nothing short of THE BEST! I got married on August 18th (just got back last night!), and prior, I did a lot of research on Bands. Additionally, it was a little more difficult, because we were deciding on a band without seeing them and were managing the choice from a different city.
I have played in bands (drums, harmonica) and this was very important to me. They are totally professional, listened to what we wanted re: theme, music styles, etc and played to a tee. We had the guests on the dance floor the whole time and people kept commenting on how great the band was. I can honestly say that your should go The Fabulous Ultratones and you will be psyched. Strangers who heard the band and knew the folks at reception site randomly called them to tell them how good the music was and that they would be booking them for parties.
Feel free to cal my cell if you need more convincing!"
TRI Coldwell Banker
Direct (415) 229-1217
Cell (415) 846-2602
Fax (415) 771-1264
Wedding on June 30, 2012 Torrey Pines Hilton:
I am happy to share with you the wedding of our daughter was a complete success and a lot of fun for all. The Fabulous Ultra Tones played a significant part in this with your sound, versatility and adaptability to the three phases of our celebration. The band put out a lot of energy which brought us many compliments during the night and for days afterwards. Thank you for being a part of a very special day."
Craig S. Brown
Wedding on June 3rd, 2012:
I can't begin to thank you and the entire band enough for the amazing performance at our wedding on June 3rd, 2012. My husband and I wanted to ensure that our guests would have a great time so we planned on having an open bar and great music so everyone can be out on the dance floor all night. And that's what happened because your band definitely provided great music so everyone danced the night away. As you know Mike is a musician as well and we were more than impressed with the entire band and the vocalists. I do apologize for the crowd on the dance floor chanting, "one more song" three times at the end of the night but I think that only goes to show how much they enjoyed listening to you guys. Mike also thought it was so great to get up on stage with you guys at the end of the night and I know I loved it too!
Thank you again! "
Sarah & Michael Hickey
Paradise Valley, Arizona Wedding, 5/5/12:
Thank you so much! EVERYONE EVERYONE EVERYONE talked about "that band"! "That band is amazing"; "That band is great!" "Where did you get that band?" Kid you not.... every single person at this party complimented that band. You MADE our party. We cannot thank you enough. Please put us on your list of references & feel free to have anyone call us: 602.314.6006.
We cannot WAIT to refill our financial coffers & have you guys over again for an anniversary party. WOO HOO!!!!!!
All the best to you & the rest of your amazing band. "
Liz & Tom Guinan
Corporate Holiday Party -December 10, 2011-Rancho Bernardo Inn-400 plus attendees :
I want to say thank you to you and the band for making our party great! We all had a blast and many people said they loved the band. Thank you so much for running the show and making it all flow, you are a pro!
I wish you a very happy New Year and let’s stay in touch!
Wedding Oct 1, 2011:
Thank you for being so wonderful and flexible to work with! I enjoyed your professionalism and entertainment! Thank you for contributing to the success of Ellie and Derrick’s wedding.
I look forward to working with you and your fabulous band in the future.
Wedding and Event Planner
Boys & Girls of North County Event, May 2011:
I was so busy I can't remember if I thanked you or not for another great performance at the Boys & Girls of North County event. I think this may end up being a solid gig for you until who knows when as the guests just love the band. I don't know if you noticed that about 50 % or so people stayed this time and of course they want you back for next year."
"You guys did a great job!!! I really like your new girls and I look forward
to working with you again soon!
Wedding 2/19/11 the Prado:
Just wanted to thank you for helping me surprise my son last Saturday, 2/19
with the mother/son dance to "Simple Man" by Lynyrd Skynyrd (afternoon
reception at the Prado). He was surprised and delighted, and his oldest
friends from home were at the L.S. table and loved it!!! The band was
outstanding the whole time, but that was the icing on the cake for me! Hope
I get a chance to hear/dance to you again :)
Mother of Groom -Peggy Atkins
Omni Hotel October 2010:
"All went extremely GREAT - everyone has posted pictures and fabulous comments how this was the best wedding they had been to. Thank you for everything, the band is so talented and we had a blast!!!."
Mother of Bride-Becky Tallarida, Regional Manager Omni Hotels-25 yrs-Has seen plenty of Bands-
October Wedding-Imperial Valley:
The Fabulous Ultratones made our wedding so much FUN. We were very happy and so were all of our guests with there performance. They learned a new song for our first dance and it was perfect. They kept the night rocking and rolling and the dance floor was packed. We highly recommend the band to any couple whom wants to be guaranteed an amazing, fun and fabulous wedding band."
Frank and Kaylin Duffy