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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.

Warm Regards,

Bernie Sena, Band Leader
The Fabulous Ultra tones


Wedding September 4, 2016, Loew’s Resort, Coronado, CA:

"Dear Bernie,

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!!

Terri Smith


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."

Clarke Fairbrother


"Dear Bernie,
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


"Hi Bernie,
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 everyone away.

Please feel free to use me as a reference moving forward.

Also, my understanding is that the female vocalist is new to your group.

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:

"Hello Christina,
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,

Jeri Dellinger
Mother of the Bride

Mother of Groom, Wedding August, 2013:

"Dear Bernie,
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!"

Luke R.

Memorial Day weekend, 2013:

"Hi Dxxxxxx.
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."


Marty Kaufman

Wedding this July, 2013:

"Dear Client,
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. "


Jess MacMillan

Wedding March 16, 2013:

"Dear Bernie,
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:

"Hi All,
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!"


Tim Farrell
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:

"Dear Bernie:
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
619-997-0147 sj.long11@gmail.com

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 :

"Hi Bernie!
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! "

Teri Way
Corporate Offices

Wedding Oct 1, 2011:

"Hi Bernie,
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. Thank you!"

Merilee Hennings
Wedding and Event Planner
EverAfter Events

Boys & Girls of North County Event, May 2011:

"Hi Bernie,
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."

Take Care,

Wedding Planner-2/19/11:

"You guys did a great job!!! I really like your new girls and I look forward to working with you again soon! "


Lynn Altbaum

Wedding 2/19/11 the Prado:

"Dear Bernie, 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:

"Dear Bernie,

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."

Sincerely, Frank and Kaylin Duffy

Wedding At the Prado-October 22nd, 2010:

"Dear Fabulous Ultra Tones.

Thank you for truly making our wedding night one of the most special nights of our lives.


Your biggest fans
Nick and Roshan Christoff

From a birthday party in Palm Springs 7/10:

"I wanted to tell you how much The Ultratones were appreciated by my guests. Everyone had a wonderful time and I know that was due in part to the hard work of the band. You guys were just awesome. There were two professional musicians in the room and they were fairly effusive in their compliments.

We had a truly amazing night and i want to thank you all so very much."

Thomas Engler

From a wedding planner, wedding 7/10:

"Hi Guys,

I just wanted to say thanks a million for a great time at Katie and Eric's wedding last Saturday. They, along with all of the guests, had a really great time and enjoyed the music.... I wish we could have kept going -

Thanks again, it was really great working with you!


Shelly Fortune
Bella Sera Event Design"

From NIRI corporate event 6/10:

"Hi, Bernie:

Just a quick thank you for such a great evening!

I really think the guest band members was superbly done. You guys are awesome!

Please extend my thanks to Bernie and the Band.


Kraig T. Conrad | VP, Professional Development
National Investor Relations Institute [ www.niri.org ]

NIRI Annual Conference, the world's largest IR event, June 6-9, 2010, San Diego, CA: http://www.niri.org/conference
NIRI Senior Roundtable, the world's largest and most prestigious group of senior-titled IROs: http://www.niri.org/srt

From a wedding at Rancho Bernardo Inn 5/10:

"To the very Fabulous Ultratones,
Thank you for making our wedding unique, fun and full of energy and dancing. We had the best time! We especially loved the song you learned for us “Falling Slowly” - it was better than we imagined it could be. Our friends and family said they just had the best time. We will happily refer you to any future clients. Thank you for your hard work.

Katie and Michael Wall

From the Boys and Girls Club Gala 4/10:

"Dear Bernie, and band members,
I cannot begin to tell you how integral you were to the success of our charity event. From the moment the guests entered the ballroom they knew they were in for a real treat. Not only did you pick the perfect "intro" song, your enegry and enthusiam was contagious. It was truly a show stopping performance and we want you back again next year. You not only met but exceeded my expectations. You are true professionals. Thank you so very much.

Andria Butcher
Auction Chair
Boys & Girls Clubs of North County

From St. Pat’s Gala 5/10:

The Fabulous UltraTones played at a major fundraising event that I organized (over 200 people). The feedback that I received from everyone who attended was absolutely fantastic. Their music was fun and spot on for our crowd. Bernie and I communicated almost exclusively via email in the months leading up to the event, and she was always responsive to my many questions and concerns. Overall I cannot say enough good things about this band. I would have them again in a heartbeat!

Happy to answer any questions or provide a verbal reference any time!
Susan E. LeClair

From a bride and groom, wedding Hotel Del Coronado 1/10:

"Dear Bernie and Co.,
We wanted to thank you once again for your truly inspiring performance at our wedding. Weeks later our friends and family are still raving about just how good you were, as well as how much you added to everyone’s enjoyment of the evening.
On a personal level, I will forever be thankful for all the songs you learned just for us, and mastered so wonderfully. Whether they were songs pertinent to our relationship or family favorites we grew up hearing, it meant everything that you made them a part of our special day. I’ve never seen a wedding reception more personalized.
Finally, we wanted to thank you for the energy each of you brought to the evening. From the Hora to the last dance, the music was consistently exceptional, and you will always be inextricably linked to our tremendous memory of our wedding.

Thanks again.
Naomi and Josh Mandell

From a corporate event planner 1/10:

Thanks for a job well done in Ontario. It was nice getting text messages during your performance from attendees telling me just how awesome the band was! I do like hearing that kind of news.
Please give my appreciation and heartfelt thanks to all of the members of The Fabulous Ultratones!"

Jeff DiMiceli
Vice President Creative & Event Services
Premier Designs, Inc.

From Lisa Lippe, Wedding Consultant, from a wedding 10/09:

"You guys were great! Thank you! What a nice finish! The bride and groom will remember ending the night with their special song, thanks for that!"

Lisa Lippe
Details Defined

From Mike McKinnon , owner of KUSI-TV San Diego’s birthday party 6/9:

"I can't thank you, Bernie and all the guys and girls enough. You did a fabulous job and you're number one on our list for all our future parties. Thank you again and take care til the next time."

Martha Flaherty and Mike McKinnon


From a gala 4/08:

"Wow...you were awesome last night! The Ultratones made the party! I have never seen so many people get up to dance while dinner was being served and kept going all night. Thank you!!!"

Ellen Mitgang
Canyon Crest Academy Foundation


From a corporate client:

"Dear Bernie,
Thank you for your performance in San Diego!
All the guests danced till the end of the night following your energy.
We received so many positive feedbacks from them regarding your band!
Thank you for everything! If we come back to San Diego we will be pleased to call you back!
Let’s stay in touch."

Alexandra Grand d'Hauteville
Account manager


From a wedding at Four Seasons, Scottsdale 11/08:

" Thanks Bernie!

I will definitely recommend you to future clients!

Sonal Shah/ SJS Events
NYC wedding coordinator featured on "Whose Wedding is it Anyway" and "Married Away” reality tv shows"


From a wedding at the Hotel Del Coronado 11/08:

" Thank for your giving us an evening of great music and lots of fun. Our wedding reception was everything we hoped it would bel Our friends and family could not stop telling us what a great time they had!
We are more than happy to be a reference for you.

Thank you for helping us make our day AMAZING!

Laura Pokojni and Thomas Young"


From a corporate event 9/08:

" Hi Bernie,

Thanks to all of you for making our show a successful one! You have a lovely voice! I would love to have you back again!


Sandy Halverson
Special Events Supervisor
Pala Casino Spa Resort"


From a wedding 7/08 at The Darlington House:

"Just a short note again to thank you all for the wonderful job the Ultratones did at our wedding at the Darlington House in San Diego on July 18th. You were absolutely fabulous. I was amazed at how great the music was considering all of the noise restrictions imposed upon you. Lisl and I have received nothing but compliments on our choice of band.

Also, a big thank-you to your trumpeter for playing Trumput Voluntary at the end of the ceremony. It was a beautiful ending to a wonderful ceremony.

All the best for the future,
Michael and Lisl Doherty"


From a wedding at The Hotel Del Coronado 4/08:


As huge fans of music, it was imperative that we make the right decision when hiring live entertainment for our wedding. Your performace exceeded all expectations. We were thrilled with your talent and sound. All our guests raved about our wedding band and what a great time they had. Thank you for the wonderful job learning our special first dance selection. It is a key part of our wedding video and you performed it beautifully. We happily recommend you to any couple planning a wedding to remember!

All the best,

Juliet and Eric Torykian"

From a wedding 04/08 at Westward Look Resort in Tucson, Arizona:

"We were so happy with the Fabulous Ultratones, they made the party happen! They even learned a special song for me and my husband! Everyone of our guests had nothing but wonderful things to say about them, they are a MUST for anyone's wedding or special event! Thank you Fabulous Ultratones!

Lauren and Drew Knight

From a Wedding 12/07:

"First off, let me tell you that they exceeded our expectations by a mile. Being from Montreal I've experienced
some of the best live wedding bands and was very nervous having our wedding in San Diego not knowing any bands,
or knowing anyone who can recommend a band.

The band's energy was amazing and they played to a crowd of all ages. Our friends made up about 45 people
of the wedding and family and family friends made up the rest. Everyone thought they were amazing. Also,
I was worried about the "Horah" which is a Jewish dance at weddings. They came through with that as well.
We had them play the ceremony and we walked down to "Beatles" music. They had a piano player and a
flutist and they did a perfect job. They also dealt with the hotel making sure that they had enough power and
where to set up. Bernie was so helpful, and out of all the vendors we had, they were the easiest to deal with,
and were the most professional. They made everything very easy for us. Our guests danced the whole entire night
and they kept the energy going. When they were finished, after 4 hours, everyone wanted to keep dancing so we
actually kept them for an extra hour.

Finding a good band to play was my biggest worry and they did the most amazing job, and they did it with smiles and class.

Robbie David"

From Angie Kemp, President of NACE (National Association of Catering Executives) San Diego and Catering Manager for The Dana, San Diego 12/07:

"Dear Bernie,
Thank you and the rest of The Ultratones for providing the BEST entertainment NACE has had in years!!
You really got the party going and kept it going..good job!

I finally have a band that I can honestly recommend to future clients.

Thank you for all your support.

Angie Kemp
Catering Manager
The Dana on Mission Bay"

From the San Diego chapter of NACE’s Holiday Party 12/07:

"Hi Bernie,

We really appreciated your services for the party. You guys did an awesome job! The band was great, the energy was great. And , you had people staying on the dance floor longer than I can ever remember at one of these parties! Kudos to you all!

Please extend our sincerest thanks to all of your musicians.

Darla Mercer,CPCE
Catering Manager
Humphrey's Half Moon Inn"

From San Diego Charger Nick Hardwick's wedding July 2007:

"Thanks to the Ultratones we had an absolutely wonderful time dancing the night away at our wedding! It is really rare to find a group of musicians that can bring people of all ages to the same dance floor.  We had guests as young as 7 years old and as old as 77 years old that were equally entertained. The music was the perfect combination of classic wedding songs mixed in with top 40 radio tracks. Our families are still commenting on how amazing the band preformed!

We were also very pleasantly surprised on how much of a say we had in the music that was heard during the event. Bernie really got a feel for what type of music we wanted to hear played throughout the night and the band catered to our individual taste. Both of us are huge Bruce Springsteen fans and the Ultratones did a fantastic job playing a great deal of his music.

If we ever host another event we will not hesitate to hire the Ultratones once again!!!

Thanks so much Bernie and The Ultratones.


Nick and Jayme-Lee Hardwick"

From a Wedding October 2007:

"Hi Bernie,
Your band made our wedding! I can't believe we even considered having a DJ. Our wedding planner Shelly said she had never seen so many people out on the dance floor as soon as the doors opened (I think just about all 200 people were out on the dance floor). Lindsay's parents who hosted the wedding could not have been happier with the high quality of entertainment. I would not be surprised to see you at one of their friends parties. You had music for all ages and I couldn't believe my grandmothers sister and her husband closed down the dance floor with our friends. Thank you for honestly making our wedding a number one hit!

Justina and Lindsay"


From the mother of a bride, wedding at Hotel Del Coronado 9/07:

"To the TRULY Fabulous Ultratones,
Thank you to all of you, from all of us, for making our Jenn and Mike’s wedding celebration a TRUE party.
You were everything we hoped you would be and more.

So many guests complimented us on the great music and all the the fun it provided. It couldn’t have been better

With warm regards,

Anke Clews,
Glastonburg, CT"


From a private party in San Francisco, August 2007:

"We've had amazing experience with The Fabulous Ultratones! All of the group members are highly professional musicians, their repertoire is excellent, they sound absolutely fabulous!!! Our guests enjoyed music and dancing. Working with the Group and process of coordinating their flying and staying in San Francisco was very fast and smooth. It was so great that such an important part of our 10th anniversary, as live music, was in such good hands!!!!! Thank you, Ultratones!!!!! :)
Elizabeth and Leon Igudesman"


From Lisa Maria Taylor and Eric Van Balen’s wedding July 07:


Thank you so much for the fantastic entertainment! Everyone loved you guys! You certainly made the wedding/reception a hit! Truly fantastic from our song, to the dedications and the fun in between!

I had a great time - thank you for making a wonderful memory!

Take care,



From a 60th birthday party July 07:

"You guys were awesome. We so appreciate your hard work and the great
music you provided.
We have memories of a life time.

Thanks again. Laura MacBan"


From a Bar-Mitvah 5/07:

Hi Bernie,

Things have finally settled down for us after Ben's Bar Mitzvah, so I wanted to touch base with you. First and foremost, I want to thank you, Bernie and the rest of the band for the great job you did. We had many compliments from our friends and family about what a great band you guys are. We really enjoyed the music as well, and so did Ben!

Sara Gros-Cloren"


From a private party at the Newport Beach Pacific Club:

“Hi Bernie--That party was a blast! and the band was great--thanks so much for going with the flow of the changes on the time line--that is how some of these events go, so thanks for not letting that throw you. I would not hesitate calling you guys again--everyone was out there dancing and that is all a good party needs--great music and that is what he Ultratones provided.

Take care and keep us in the loop -- Michelle"

From a retirement party 3/07:

“Dear Bernie,

I am writing to you from Cabo San Lucas. I just wanted to let you know
that your band is awesome!!!! We have a few friends down here that were
also at the party. They said you were a great band! That was probably one
of the first things that came out of everyone's mouths after the party. I
would be very happy to recommend you to anyone. You were great!

Thanks again.

Take care.

Ramona Batliner"

From a Commodore’s Ball in Newport Beach 2/07:

“They were the best band the club has ever hired. Nothing but possitive feedback from the 160+ members who attended. I would recommend them for any venue and event. We are planning to use them many times in the future.

Thanks again! Brian Carlson, CCM General Manager Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club"

From a wedding 1/07:

“Hi Bernie,

Before time continues to pass right before my eyes, I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed your music.
We received so many compliments. Our caterer said that in her whole 25 years of business, your band topped them all!
You guys were truly more than I wished for.

Thank you,


From a Rancho Mirage Wedding 2006:

“Hi Bernie,
I just wanted to thank you again for doing such a great job! You really had everyone on the dance floor all night...even my dad who is not much of a dancer! We loved the way you just transitioned from one song to the next and had a great selection. You really can tell you love what you do and I know you work really hard. Thanks again for making our day so special. Let us know if you are ever playing in the LA area. We would love to come see you and I will definitely check the schedule if we are in San Diego. I hope we see you soon.
Thanks again!
Barbie and Les"

From a bride October 2006:

“Lively and upbeat band! They played the SD Chargers theme song for our grand entrance which set the tone for the fun-filled evening. Kept us dancing the whole night long! Will also fondly remember first dance. If you want live music, definitely consider them!!!

Barbie Baleva"

From an upcoming wedding September 2007:

“I thought you should know your references gave you an amazing review.  We are looking forward to a great party.”

From a Bridal Consultant 8/06

"It was an absolute pleasure working with you at Hillary & Ted Kays wedding at the Inn at RSF.
The Fabulous Ultratones put on an amazing performance that was certainly enjoyed by all who were fortunate enough to attend.
I look forward to working with you again in the near future.

Warmest regards,
Joanna Falb"

From a wedding July 2006

"Dear Ultratones,

Alex and I wanted to thank you so much for the amazing job that you did at our wedding. You lived up to all of our expectation and went above and beyond, making sure that all of our guests had and memorable time.

The one thing that spoke volumes for us was at the end of the evening. The band had finished the second set, which meant the end of the wedding, and our guests started chanting "one more song". The band was so great, that our guests wanted you to keep playing.

Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding even more magical.

Shari and Alex Bard"

From a wedding July 2006

I wanted to tell you how GREAT you all were! Everyone cannot stop talking about how awesome our band was! We had a fabulous time thanks to all of you and your hard work. We could not have asked for anything more.
I truly hope you all had a great time and we will DEFINITELY recommend you to anyone. If you ever have anyone that needs a reference, please feel free to give them our names and numbers.
Mario and Rachelle Vitale"

From a wedding July 2006

You guys did a fantastic job! Everyone loved the music and the party stopped with people wanting more. We got lots of remarks about what a great band we had. Everything you played was tasteful and very well done. Bravo! Please feel free to use us as a reference.
Nate Treadwell"

From a wedding March 2006

I want to thank you and the Ultratones for a perfect night. Everything went off as planned and the music was great. Our girls and friends danced until the end..as you saw..and loved every minute of it.
We hope we'll have another event in the near future to have you play for. Thank Bernie and the band for us...we appreciate everything.
Mother of the bride"

From a wedding January 2006

"Hi Bernie,
You guys sure lived up to your name - you were FABULOUS! So many people have commented to Matt and I that you all were just amazing and I know that they are telling the truth because I don't think that dance floor was ever NOT packed the whole night! Matt and I were SO happy with the choice we made with you all, it was honestly like the fun never stopped! We have so many great pictures of everyone dancing that we don't know how we'll choose between them! Our friends keep saying that they wish we could have a repeat of that night, and Matt and I agree! We know some friends booked you for their wedding, and we are so excited 'cause we can't wait to hear you play again!
Best wishes to you all, and thanks for helping to make our wedding a hit!
Matt and Nicole Cotton"

From a corporate party 12/05

Your band is awesome! All of your band members are great and it was a particular pleasure to work with you and Bernie. The band made a big difference to our usual boring DJ party. This was the biggest turnout and the most people danced for the longest ever. The City Manager and his wife and the Mayor and his wife were even dancing - that never happened before. Thank you so much for the great time.
Peter Fait, Associate Planner
City of Coronado
1825 Strand Way"

From a wedding 11/05

"It is a consensus that The Fabulous Ultratones made the reception a real party! Fletcher and I both had a blast as did the guests dancing the night away. Playing the perfect combination of oldies and modern hits, the music appealed to everyone getting the whole crew out on the dance floor for a night of celebrating! Thank you!!
We so enjoyed you guys and I wanted to thank you for letting my dad and brother play Rocky Top and The Eyes of Texas. That meant the world to us and them. You guys were awesome!!
Jill and Fletcher Tidwell"

From a wedding 10/05

"The Fabulous Ultratones.
How can we ever thank you for making our wedding exactly what we had hoped for...a fantastic party...a joyous celebration. We had the time of our lives, thanks to your band.
I have always thought the music is the single most important element to a successful party and your band nailed it! We have received numerous compliments on how great the band was, how fabulous the song selection was, and what amazing talent the vocalist and musicians had. There wasn’t a single song where the dance floor wasn’t jam-packed.
From friends and family, young and old, everyone agreed the Fabulous Ultratones made the party! And we thank you for that! I would recommend you to anyone looking for a fun, energetic band that plays great music.
Thanks again, Chris and Mandi Kerins"

From a wedding 07/05

"Dear Bernie:
The Ultratones made our wedding! You played the best music of our generation, and intuitively connected with our guests, as if each of you had been part of our circle of family and friends, forever. When you did "You’re the Best Thing," it made me believe Gladys Knight, herself was at that mike. From start to finish, there wasn’t anyone who wasn’t rocking on the dance floor, wishing it would never end!
Here's hoping you’re there for the party, when we re-say our vows.
Thanks so very much!
Carla DeDominicis
Bernie Sweeney"

From a Bar Mitzvah 11/05

"Hi Bernie,
Wow! Again, a great event. I love your band. You are very versatile and did a fine job with our bar mitzvah. I felt completely confident that you could handle "MC"ing the event, and you didn't disappoint me.
I focused the entire party on greeting and mingling with my guests. I could do this ONLY because YOU handled everything else; the timing, the announcements, the songs and games and definitely, all the kids. I'm very proud of you and I'd love to recommend you whenever possible. Great Job!
Warmest regards and a BIG Thank you,
Cindy Zisser"

From a wedding 08/05

"Hi Bernie,
You guys were great!
My wife and I have different tastes in music so I thought finding a band we both liked would be impossible. But the Ultratones were perfect! They helped us come up with a song list we liked and during our reception they kept our guests on their feet with great tunes.
Carl LeVan and Monica Arciga"

From a Bar Mitzvah 09/05

"Hi Bernie,
The bar mitzvah was a great success.
You guys made the party a truly memorable occasion. Our guests, children and adults alike, loved the band. Everyone had a blast. The freeze dance, name that tune and other games were so much fun for the kids. The planning that you did with us ahead of time was very professional and helped to make it a party that we felt good about. The band sounded great. The set list had tunes for all ages and the sound, arrangements, vocals and instrumentalists were all first rate.
Keep playin' that rock n roll.
All the best,

From a wedding, June 2005

"Thanks for doing such a great job at our wedding!
You guys were "fabulous", fun, and very accomodating! The personal attention and extra effort was greatly appreciated and put me at ease leading up to the big day! The band's performance was spectacular and the dancefloor was full the entire night! Many of our guests said that our wedding was the best they had ever been to, and they commented on how great the band was! Thank you so much for everything!
(and thank you especially for backing me up during Natural Woman...my voice was shot by that point...too much crying and screaming and talking all week!)
You guys really were great and thank you so much for working so closely with us and for letting my family "do our thing"!!! Bern-dog, you rock!
Sincerely, Brooke"

From a wedding June 2005

"We had a great time! Everyone kept asking me where we got the band from. They thought you guys were great! People kept saying that they hadn't seen the bride and groom have so much fun at their reception before. It was definitely due to you guys. I knew that I didn't even have to think about anything. I could just have fun! We will definitely refer you to everyone!!
Aimee and John Canepa"

From a wedding 04/2005

"Hi Bernie-
We are back from Hawaii and wanted to say thanks to you and the entire band for doing SUCH a great job at our wedding! We had so much fun and couldn't believe how the dance floor was so packed. No one wanted to go home! We have received countless comments about how great the band was. You guys really made the wedding special for us!
Thanks again, and if you ever need a recommendation, let us know!
-Maggie and Adam"

From a Bar Mitzvah 12/04

"Hello Bernie!
You did a wonderful job with the Krasne Bar Mitzvah Reception, and you were also very easy to work with! I will be happy to put you on our Vendor List...hope to see you soon!
Regina O'Callaghan
Temple Beth Israel
La Jolla, Ca"

From a Wedding 10/04

"Dear Fabulous Ultratones,
Thank you so much for your amazing performance at our wedding in October! The band made the reception and we have received numerous compliments and requests for your information. Chris and I couldn't have been happier with how everything turned out! I know we spent most of our time on the dance floor and I think most of our guests did too because of your killer music...which is exactly where I wanted to be during the reception. I'm sure playing outside can be a challenge, but you made it look like a breeze. Working with you was a pleasure and there were enough other wedding details to worry about that it was nice that The Ultratones were never one of them. Bernie and the band knew just how to keep the momentum going from the very beginning until the last dance. We requested two songs that the band had to learn and they sounded wonderful, thank you, especially since they were our first and last dances. We had the time of our lives, thank you for helping make the wedding spectacular and a fond memory for us and our family and friends.
Sincerely, Chris and Sarah Robinson"

From a holiday party 10/10/04

"Hello Bernie:
The Fabulous Ultratones provided the entertainment for Global Dosimetry Solutions, Inc. holiday party on Friday, December 10th in Costa Mesa. I want to thank you and the band for a superb evening of music! The feedback I received from our employees regarding the holiday gathering was wonderful, and employees couldn’t praise enough the band’s performance. In the past, our holiday parties had DJ music provided which was nice, but your band “blew the place apart” with salsa, rock, disco, easy-listening and jazz. The music selection not only took us back in time but also provided a way to expend some energy.
The demo CD provided earlier in the year certainly doesn’t do justice to the band we saw on the 10th. Again, thank you for the wonderful evening of entertainment. We plan to call you again!
Nancy Ronquillo
Client Services VP
Global Dosimetry Solutions, Inc."

From a wedding 10/04

"Dear Bernie and the rest of the band:
I wanted to write you and thank you for all you did for Tony and I for our wedding reception. I really appreciate you meeting with us on more than one occasion to determine what would be played and most of all for you learning a special song for my dad. Your expertise ahead of time made the night run smoothly and your ability to read the crowd was great in keeping everyone dancing.
As for the music itself, everything sounded great. Tony and I must have answered 100 times what the name of the band was. The band played all types of music for all different ages. Everyone said that our band was the best they had ever heard at a wedding. I even had to convince Tony's cousin that you were not lip syncing. The Fabulous Ultratones were the most amazing part of our reception and I can't thank you enough for being a part of our special day. I hope to see you soon and please use our names as reference for any future clients. Thank you again and good luck in the future.
Tony and Mindy Torretto"

From the Junior League of San Diego

"Dear Fabulous Ultratones,
Thank you so much for playing at the Junior League of San Diego's fall fundraiser on October 8, 2004 entitled Mambo at the Mercado. The Ultratones had everyone at the Del Mar Fairgrounds up on their feet and dancing. You guys were certainly key in making our fundraiser a success. Not only did you perform extremely well and were very entertaining but your help in transitioning between your music, the latin dancers and the auctioneer were essential for making the evening run smoothly.
Furthermore, all of us on the Mambo committee wish to extend our sincere appreciation for going above and beyond our expectations to ensure that Mambo at the Mercado was a success. We look forward to having the Fabulous Ultratones at future Junior League of San Diego events. Thank you so much!!!
Best regards,
Nikki Hooten
Mambo at the Mercado Committeee Member"

Received October 11, 2004

It's been almost two months since the wedding and whenever we run into someone that attended they say what a GREAT band we had!! The Fabulous Ultratones were incredible! Your personalized service and music quality gave us exactly what we wanted for our ceremony! We really can't say enough good things. Our only disappointment was that the location limited the amout of time that we could have you play!
We would be more than happy to personally recommend the Fabulous Ultratones to anyone looking for your diverse sound and vocals and something special to add to their event!
Please give our best regards to Bernie and the band!!
Linda & Larry"

From the Lake Poway Concert Series 2004

"Hi Bernie,
You guys put on a great show. The best concert of the series. You guys drew in the biggest crowd ever.
Sean Rauch
Recreation Supervisor
City of Poway - Lake Poway

From a wedding 07/31/04

"Hi Bernie,
You guys did a fantastic job at our wedding. Who knew that I would end up leading a conga line! Barry and I received so many wonderful compliments about how great the band was. You even got my brother (who does not dance ever) onto the dance floor and smiling. We have so many wonderful memories of that day, thank you for making the evening magical.
Much Thanks,
Kelly and Barry Smith
P.S. You guys did a great job with the two songs that we had you learn. My dad was really touched by your rendition of "You've Got a Friend" I can't wait to see the video!"

From a wedding 07/04/04

"Dear Bernie (and the rest of the Ultratones):
We wanted to thank you all for your magnificent performance at our wedding. We had the night of our lives and the Ultratones made a significant contribution to the overall success of the night. Many of our guests commented on how great the band was and we certainly agree. We could not have been more pleased with the music and the performances. So, thank you again for your attention to our desires, helping us run the show that night, and for helping our wedding become a wonderful memory. We would recommend you all to everyone!
Best regards,
Laurie & Mike Carroll"

From a wedding

First and foremost, YOU GUYS WERE AWESOME!!!! Things could not have gone smoother with you. Not only did you guys completely rock at the wedding, you were extremely professional and easy to deal with at every stage of the wedding process. In fact, everyone was commenting on how much energy you all had and how much fun it was to dance to your tunes. I will certainly recommend you guys to my friends and I am happy to have you use me as a reference anytime. I have nothing but the highest regard for the Fabulous Ultratones.
Also, I will see if I can get you some cool pictures of you guys up on stage at the wedding. It was so neat seeing all nine of you on that big stage rocking out!
Again, you guys were truly a highlight of our wedding. Thanks for everything!!!
Best regards,

From a wedding consultant

"Hi Bernie,
You all did a wonderful job and sounded great! I'm sure we will work together again...
Both - the Bride and Groom were really happy - I will keep the Ultratones in mind when meeting with future Brides!
Thanks again,

From Ahn Marie..a bride from The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe 5/1/04

"We got lots of compliments on your band from all the guests - they all said they thought you guys were the best band they've seen at a wedding, and could tell that you were having a good time. Thanks for doing such a great job! It made the evening a lot more fun. And yes I did have a great time dancing that night!
Thanks again Bernie!
Ahn Marie"

From a wedding

"Dear Bernie,
We want to let you know how pleased we are that we chose the Fabulous Ultra Tones for Kim and Peter's wedding reception. Bernie, you really listened to what Kim, Peter, John and I wanted and there is not one complaint from us, except that our feet sure hurt the next day from dancing too much!
We heard many praises from our friends and family about the band throughout the evening. People were on the dance floor who haven't danced in years. Everyone was talking the next day about how they loved the music. It was quite a testament to the talent of The Fabulous Ultra Tones and your ability to find the pulse of the gathering.
You were so courteous, professional and a lot of fun; yet kept us on schedule even with all the last minute changes that needed to be made. We've had so many compliments on what a fun party it was.
It was quite a celebration and thank you for helping make it so. We can't wait for another occasion to call upon you again.

From Kimberly King of Channel 7/39:

"Hi Bernie!
Hey, thanks for letting my brother, Kevin, and I "sit in" with you guys a couple of weeks ago at The Chargers Blood Drive. You guys sounded great! I will let our 10am producer know about you guys, and maybe we can book you to play on one of our newscasts!
Thanks again for letting me 'share the mic'!

From a wedding

"Hi Bernie-
Thank you so much for making our wedding day so special! You and your band were wonderful. I truly felt like a Princess! The music you and The Ultratones played really added a lot of Class to our event. It wouldn't have been the same without you there.
You definitely helped us through all of the various events and kept everyone on track. Thank you for being flexible, energetic, professional, fun, and so much more!
We will definitely recommend you to anyone and everyone! I truly believe that meeting you and hearing about you was a true gift from God. You made things happen for us and you didn't even know us. This is a true act of kindness and generosity on your part.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
God Bless you and all of your families,
Lori & Danny"

From Casa de Amparo Auxiliary, Rancho Santa Fe, CA:

"Dear Ultratones,
You were Fabulous! Hoped you liked our event as much as we liked YOU! We'd LOVE to have you back!
Chris Phillips and Friends"

From a wedding:

"Dear Bernie and your Ultratones,
You did a fabulous job at Wendy's wedding!! I can't tell you how many compliments you got from our friends, and of course, you could tell by all the dancing how much everyone enjoyed your music! Please thank all of your group for me - I loved your female singer's voice & upbeat friendliness - your enthusiasm and talent truly made the party memorable. Many thanks! Wendy and Joe loved every minute. I'm so grateful she chose you, and I wish you all success in the future.
My best,
Nancy Black"

From 760 KFMB Talk Radio:

Thanks for all your help with the Tony Gwynn 3,000 celebration rally. The Fabulous Ultratones were a key ingredient to the event's success!
Thanks again,
Dave Sniff
Program Director"

From "Just Say No" To Drugs Program, Inc.:

"Dear Bernie,
Just a quick note to thank you and your band for doing a wonderful job at our 13th annual "Just Say No" event. More people stayed later this time than ever before and I heard nothing but positives about your performance. If you ever need any recommendations, please feel free to use my name. Thank you again.
Sarah Clayton
Chairperson, "Just Say No""

From a wedding:

"Dear Bernie:
I wanted to write you and thank you and the Ultratones again for the fabulous job you did at our wedding last September. As music lovers, my wife and I get to hear a lot of live bands around town, and you guys were top-notch; everything from the planning to the performance was perfect. Also, thanks again for being flexible and working with us on our sometimes-complicated schedule.
Our wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe was unforgettable, and you guys were no small part of that. We have already recommended you to other people we know, and wouldn't hesitate to be used as a reference if you'd like. Again, thanks so much for playing a big part in making our wedding special.
Mike McGowan"

From Casa de Amparo, Del Mar Country Club:

"Dear Bernie,
Thanks to you and the rest of the Fabulous Untratones for the great job you all did for us at the Crystal Ball. I so appreciate your willingness to work with us to make the evening so special. Happy Holidays to all of you.
Most sincerely,
Sharon Stein"

From Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce:

"Hi Bernie,
Thank you again for everything! The band was AWESOME!!! I couldn’t have been more pleased with all of you.
Betsy Bracken
Special Events Manager"

From a wedding:

We had a fabulous time dancing all night to The Ultratones. You guys did a great job keeping everyone on the floor and having fun. Everyone I have talked to keeps commenting on how great the band was and that we need to have another party so they can dance the night away. Thanks again and I will see you all again soon.
Gavin and Kelley."


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