Rave Reviews

“One of the Best Cover Bands in Chicago!” – CBS News.

From the July 26 concert in Downers Grove
Cheryl A totally awesome concert- very tight band, strong vocalists, well arranged medleys, very good pacing. I so enjoyed the entire evening. The band played straight through a 2 hour concert- amazing since some of the tunes were vocally challenging (entire tune in head voice register-Micheall Jackson songs).
Susan I’d heard they were good, and boy, were they!
Jim Powerful band with a SEVEN-piece horn section! Dynamite! Great selection of song medleys.
Julie Great band!
Annette Great band! Enjoyed seeing you all and dancing.
Norma Yesterday at 8:23pm. Loving this band! What fun!
Jim Yesterday at 8:13pm. I like this band!
Al Yesterday at 8:04pm. Great concert in Downers Grove!!!
Ramona Great show in Downers Grove tonight. A lot of energy and full of Motown
Nancy you asked us to like you but we can’t, cause we love you!! Great show tonight!!
Tony Great time in Downers Grove
Dianna Great band. First time seeing them


Thank you John and the entire Band for such a fabulous performance. Our guests cannot stop talking about how BFTP completed our Wedding as an Event on the big stage. The staff at the Genesee was quite impressed as well.

We have some fantastic pictures of you all on Stage that I will put together and send to you. Feel free to use them however you like. Patty and I really liked the photos on the BFTP Facebook page.

Words can not thank you enough for making our day so memorable.


Hi John,

We really cannot express how overjoyed we were with you guys!

Everyoneamazing you all were. A special mention also to your keyboard player who many have commented was so fun to watch it was like watching the old Ray Charles in action & also for Caron’s Blues Brothers hat, sunglasses & dancing!

For us, it really was having your fantastically played music that made the night – it simply wouldn’t have been the same party without you! We were just sad we couldn’t just sit there and soak up all the music as we had to be all over the place with our guests!!

Is there anywhere else apart from Facebook that we can post a rave review as we would really like everyone else to know how great you guys are? It was so lovely & wonderful to meet you all and collectively you made our long held dreams come true.

Thanks so much again…
Janene & Jeremy


Just wanted to say how awesome you guys were at our wedding. Best wedding band ever people said and I agreed. We will be checking your schedule and hopefully coming to see you guys somewhere. Also thanks for putting together a great set list.
Thanks again.
Eric Krohn


You’re band was great @ the Prairie House fundraiser tonight. One of the best bands I’ve seen in a long time!
Mary Vaznonis Roseman


“I would recommend to my friends, family and anyone looking for fantastic entertainment and talent to book this band for their next event. I’m still getting calls from everyone about how much they enjoyed the party and the band. Thank you gig masters.”
Jan B.


“OMG the best (absolute best) music ever at any wedding I have ever been to!! Fantastic guys and gals!! Cheers to you!”
Catherine Seigler


“Wonderful and enthusiastic. They really engaged the crowd and the vocals were AMAZING!
Julie R.


Just wanted to drop you a note and say how great your band was Sat. Night. I’ve heard so many good things on how you performed.
Father of the Bride


Hi, John!I hope all is well with you and the band. WOW! We had so much fun at the party and people are still talking about the band and how terrific you guys were! I will have another opportunity to contract with you again in the future….we are thinking maybe for our booyah party next year.

Thanks so much!
Heidi Berka


Great music!!!
Curtis Hieggelke


Everyone at the reception LOVED you guys! Amazing. We can’t wait to see you again!
Jullie Hieggelke Krohn


Just saw these folks at the Palatine Village Street Fair – they ROCK !!
Valarie Clark Sobolewski


“I will admit that I was not really sure what to expect with a band this big but all my dreams came true. I had an audience ages 2-92 and a good time was had by all. Lots of dancing was going on too. I have not seen a group of talented musicians like this in forever! Truly magnificant. Brass from the Past had four different singers which made the show surprising and so exciting! I would definitely hire this group again.”
Denise M.


After hearing Brass from the Past on Gigmasters, I was sold. When they arrived at our event they were nothing short of professional and their vocals were second to none. VERY GOOD band. The horn section was great! Very impressed with “Think” by Aretha and tunes from Chicago and Stevie Wonder. Just a great any event band!!! I would highly recommend.”

Tim H.


Hello from Hong Kong!!We are still on Cloud 9 from Saturday night. Every person we have talked to since the wedding proclaims the band to be the best part of the night. You guys were such a hit!!! Thank you for accommodating all of our crazy requests and just killing it. We loved you – you made it a real party!

My brother-in-law also said how nice and helpful you were with helping him set up his sound equipment for the ceremony.

We want to do all over again!

We are definitely going to come see you guys in October and already started recruiting some of the other wedding guests. Any chance you can share the video footage Jr. was filming during the dance? It’s gotta be awesome.

You guys ROCK!!! So excited for Abby that you guys will be killing it at her wedding in just two weeks too!

Talk soon & THANK YOU!!!
Marissa & Jay