Ground Control
It was awesome!!

They were THRILLED!!!! Both bands killed it and your producers and sound team were LOVELY!!

Teissia Treynet, Firefly Events
September 28th, 2019 Wedding
The Caldwell Factory

WOW! You guys rocked the house.

We are so thrilled and over the moon with how our wedding day turned out and by far the biggest highlight from everyone we talked to was you guys and how awesome you all sounded.

Ali and I are so grateful and appreciative of the entire band for making our night so awesome. We will highly recommend you guys to anyone!!

If it’s possible, we would love to have a set list or at least some of the songs you played. We want to create a playlist to relive the night :)

Please pass along our deep gratitude to all of the band members. Also, I’m very jealous of that beautiful Gibson you played!

Thank you so much again,



Literally, I can’t say enough about how great Ira, the band and Alaska were. The guests at the end were so sad when they ended because they were having so much fun on the dance floor. I have heard nothing but great feedback from the client and the guests. Please let the entire band know how grateful we are!

Personally, I can’t thank you enough for all of your help and patience with this one. I know it was a tricky one with so many requests but this is exactly why we love working with Elan. You guys always deliver and manage to exceed expectations.

Thank you again, I really appreciate it!!

Thank you!!

Kaitlin Arcario
Senior Production Manager, Rafanelli Events
August 10 2019
Private Residence, Westwood MA


It’s all everyone was talking about after Saturday night. .. Y'all made our night and just wanted to say thank you! Y'all are amazing!

Anne-Marie Walker, Bride
June 8th, 2019 Wedding
Amangani Resort Jackson Hole

I would like to thank you and the band for the extraordinary performance on Saturday.

The music was outstanding and the breadth of songs most impressive!

Leah was wonderful and a superb addition, please convey my sincere appreciation to her as I did not have the opportunity to thank her personally after the dinner.

Additionally, Adam was very attentive with all the sound preparations and did a great job of setting up the event as well.

All in attendance had a great time and were thoroughly impressed with the talent of you and your team.

Most sincerely,


I wanted to thank you so much for your team doing such a great job at our wedding.

I know the snow and all the circumstances weren't the easiest. However, the rave reviews from everyone at the wedding just keep coming in. Many people have said it was the best band at a wedding they have ever heard! We all agree! We just wish the wedding party would have been able to be at the cocktail reception and hear the band all night long.

Thank you for a wonderful job. I hope someday we will be able to hear you play again.

All the best for successful 2019!



We would both like to thank the Ground Control team once again for bringing our wedding reception to life with your excellent music and voices.

We've just received the professional photos and video and are having so much fun playing back the special day, enjoying the memories of each moment. The two of us and our friends and family were glued to the dance floor all night - and your team did an excellent job of reading the room and knowing when to dial things up and down. It was a joy to hear so many of our favourite tunes on our special day. Our first dance to "Is this Love" was a particular highlight for us!

We are so grateful for the music you brought to our wedding day. Wishing you and the band all the best for the New Year!

Kindest regards,

Katie and Gavin

Ground Control was fantastic and you were wonderful (and patient) to work with.

The guests, obviously, loved the band.

I hope I have the opportunity to hire the band sometime in the not too distant future. I’ll certainly recommend GC to other clients and events producers!

Best wishes for the holidays,

Doucet Productions

Ground control absolutely killed it last night!

It was an absolute blast to work with them - loved their performance and they were a delight to work with all day!

Danielle Tolleson
Owner, Creative Director | Elise Events

Andy and I wanted to say thank you so much for you’re performance Saturday. You all were amazing!

Thank you for making our wedding so incredible. It was better than we could have imagined, everyone kept saying it was the best band they had ever seen. You all are so talented and so much fun! Thank you very much.


Ally and Andy
Jodi Fleming Design

I cannot begin to thank you and the band enough for an amazing night on Saturday!

I was mind blown by the talent throughout the entire band. As you know the guests did not want the night to end and that was due to you! I look forward to the opportunity to work together again in the future.

Thank you,

Marne Rubinstein
Event Producer - Rafanelli Events
September 30, 2017
Museum of Fine Arts in Boston

I just wanted to thank you and the band for a FANTASTIC show Saturday at Holly’s!

The band was SO amazing and everyone was raving and had a great time. I know dinner ran a bit late, but the whole vibe from start to finish worked great and made them so happy.

Rave reviews!

Thanks again for everything, hope we will have many more in the future and sooner than later:)

Enjoy the week,

Custom Events, NYC

I just wanted to let you know on my behalf, and on behalf of my family, what a wonderful wedding it was this past weekend.

Everything was perfect. The Band was over the top, amazing. Made the party! Best band ever! If there is anything I can do for you by way of review or social media, just say the word. The best.

Thanks again for everything.


Man, I wish we could party every weekend with Ground Control!

You guys were amazing, and I cannot tell you how many of our friends and family said it was the most fun reception they had ever been to with the best band. Hands-down, I agree!! Did you hear everyone shouting at the end "One more song! One more song!" At one point, my friend tapped me on the shoulder and yelled "This is a freakin' concert!"

In short, every single member of your band was amazing, and truly delivered, above and beyond. Our kudos and a million thanks to you all!



You exceeded our expectations beyond imagination!!!

And you added to the wonder and magic I worked so hard for for a long 18 months to give Nicole and Terry first , then guests a most memorable, magical wedding ever. They are thrilled, as are we! I know you hear how fabulous you are , but you are!!! Everyone told me ' the best wedding ever, the best band ever'. I'm sure you could tell by the crowds involvement in your entertainment! Let's do it again tomorrow!!!

Words are inadequate in thanking you for your part in making nicoles wedding the best ever!

xoxo to you all,



If you are reading this, BOOK THEM NOW! I have been to a lot of weddings and never in my life have I heard such an amazing wedding band. All of my guests at said "it was the best band they have ever heard". In fact, I am STILL getting rave reviews from our guests about how fantastic Ground Control was months after our wedding!

They were truly a joy to work with! Their music selection was on point and kept our guests dancing for hours. Their renditions of songs were truly magnificent and still give me goosebumps. I will forever be grateful for their amazing performance of our wedding song! They are EXTREMELY talented and will guarantee a good time! Your guests will thank you!!!

I cannot recommend them enough!!!!!

The music was ammmmmmmmmmmmazing. I can't thank you enough!

Everyone came up to my saying how incredible you all were and by far the best band they have ever heard! Mark and I keep saying that we wish we had your soundtrack! Your better together was perfect. The father daughter dance was outstanding. Ah! I'm tearing up just thinking how amazing everything was.

Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart!!!!

I cannot wait to recommend you to anyone that asks and I'm happy to write a more formal note if you ever need it.

Thank you again! You were a joy to work with!!!


Jules and Mark

Ground Control was unbelievable -- all of our guests said it was the best wedding band they'd ever heard.

I'm still trying to figure out where I can see them perform in concert! :) They seriously rocked. I plan to convince all of my friends to use them so we can hear them again and again. Please give them our thanks and praise as well.

Thank you again!

Ashley and Jay

I just had to write to say that Ground Control was literally the best thing we did to make our wedding spectacular.

There really are no words for their talent, energy, and crowd carrying abilities. I love them dearly and I can't tell you how many times we heard "best wedding band Ever" last night.

Thanks a million


I just wanted to thank you and Ground Control for your fantastic performance. You and the band did a phenomenal job.

All of our friends and family have been raving about you guys. We can't thank you enough for making our special day even more special! We hope to see you guys again some time in the future.

With many thanks,

Meredith & William

I wanted to let you know that we enjoyed working with you and Elan Artist for the event, Art of Dining.

The guests loved Ground Control and we keep getting wonderful comments on the music!! We hope to be able to book you for a near future event and possibly for Art of Dining 2017!

Thank you again for all you did to make this event a huge success!!

Debbie Springer
Cindy Tuch
Upon Request
Event Consultants

It’s taken me almost a week to regain my “sea legs”, but I wanted, again, to extend my gratitude for Ground Control’s stellar performance at our daughter’s wedding.

You had the entire coterie of present guests in the palm of your hand throughout the evening. We have received extensive raves from all those present; many observed it was the “most fun” wedding they had ever attended, and, just as frequently, that GC was the finest band they had ever enjoyed at family celebration.

I am well aware that the key to hosting a grand celebration is to insure that all pieces fit together seamlessly in a manner consistent with the theme of the event. We consider ourselves very blessed that we chose your band to entertain our guests and enhance the joy of the celebration to heights I would not have thought attainable.

Our sole regret is that the rain interfered with the guests’ ability to enjoy the wonderful ceremony repertoire you and Leah performed (the wedding planner kept the guests locked in the Hotel Lobby until 15 minutes before the ceremony began). I guess we will just have to invite you back for a do-ever the next time a Leavitt daughter gets married!(We have two more in the wings…)

Again, our sincere thanks for a beautifully presented performance. It will stay in our memories forever.

Todd & Lauren

I did not have the opportunity to personally thank you and the other members of the group for the outstanding performance at my daughter's wedding last Saturday evening.
So many individuals asked for your name which I gladly provided. I understand from Sal you also perform with a female singer. Your energy and enthusiasm made the wedding.

With thanks and appreciation,


We were so happy with your performance at our wedding.
I have had numerous guests comment on how good you all were that night. While it may have been just another good performance for you, it was certainly very special for us. We will never forget you!

If you ever need a reference for a job, please don’t hesitate to call on us.

Thanks again for a terrific evening. We wish you continued success and happiness!



Thank you, and the other artists, so much for making our dance floor the absolute BEST!
Adam and I were blown away, and we continue to get comments and texts from our guests on how talented, fun, nice, extraordinary and FUN you guys were! People simply cannot believe that you played for 2+ hours straight, never missed a beat, played amazing music, sounded great, looked fabulous... I could go on and on.

I sincerely thank you, and can only hope that we will have occasion to use you guys again or at the very least attend an event where you are playing.

Thank you again for making such a special weekend for us even more memorable! My feet are still sore and that's a good thing!


Thank you so much for all you did to ensure the wedding was a huge success!
I so enjoyed working with you and the entire Ground Control group and cannot thank you enough. Brooke, Adam and all of their guests had the time of their lives and that definitely has everything to do with you! I think they could have kept going strong for five more hours!

I’m really looking forward to working with you and Ground Control again— hopefully in the very near future. Thank you again for all of your time, talent and energy— it is greatly appreciated!


Allie Markman
Director of Client Services
Amy Zaroff Events+Design

Lauren and I are now back down to earth with a slight bump after literally dancing on air ever since your performance at our magical wedding.
  Everybody in attendance has been buzzing about the weekend, which was such a success in large part thanks to those professionals who helped make it shine.  We had friends and family from all over the US and across the Atlantic from England and they all have said that it was the best dance party they’ve ever been a part of at a wedding.  For us to see the dance floor with such energy and literally jumping to the very end was just amazing and everything that we had hoped would happen by having you perform for us.  All band members even had their own little fan clubs by the end of the night, and it was so special for us to see many of Ground Control members come and join us at the after party!  

Particular highlights of ours:

Thank you so so much for traveling to Carmel Valley and adding truly amazing value to the love bomb that was already exploding on our wedding day.

You Guys Rock! If it is at all possible, Lauren and I would love to have the playlist from the evening so we can recapture the memories for years to come.

Philippos and Lauren

Wow wow wow! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!! What an amazing evening. I am sorry that we have not reached out to you earlier. We disconnected over the honeymoon and are now back in action. It stinks to be back in reality!

The evening could not have been that way it was without Elan Artists… and specifically the gospel choir and Ground Control. Loved the energy!!! Please let all your band members how appreciative we are and how amazing everyone was. I think I sweated on the dance floor enough to help save the California drought!

Cannot thank you enough for the added songs from the choir. It was certainly special. Erin had no idea and was wondering why they were at the cocktail reception. So appreciative. Thank you for all your coordination efforts and orchestration.

The buzz we are receiving from the music is crazy from all our friends NY to LA!!!! Can’t thank you all enough.

All my best to everyone and again apologies about our tardiness,

Jock Goodrich
Director of National Accounts
The Resort at Pelican Hill

One word- AMAZING!
They loved the band and gospel choir- everyone asked who they were. Ira [bandleader] and Victoria [Producer] were great at reading the crowd and handling all requests. Can't wait for the next one.



Susan Norcross
Wedding Director
Styled Bride

A million thanks from the bottom of our hearts to you and the rest of the Ground Control team. You were simply amazing.
You are a talented and energetic group and we were lucky to have you as part of our wedding. We have not stopped receiving complements from our guests, and we ourselves, have not stopped raving about how incredible the band was. We are confident that the music at any wedding we attend from here on out will not hold a candle to your talented performance on Saturday night.

Hopefully our paths will cross some time in the future. It would be wonderful to see you all again.

All our best,
Sarah & Bryan

Ira and the Gang killed it last night at our clients Holiday party.

From start to finish - friendly, polished, beautiful, funky, melodic, spirited, electric - and totally entertaining - for even the most jaded of SoCal socialites.

Truly grateful to each of you for your big roles in making last night such a success -- and for what I hope is the first of many.

Unspeakable thanks.


just wanted to thank you for such an amazing performance at trentadue last weekend.
you and your band members made the wedding! as i said to you, rosie is a real music junkie and the only thing she really cared about was the band. you all so exceeded our expectations on every level! our guests over and over again told us you were the best wedding band they had every heard! and you all couldn't have been nicer:)

many thanks from us all. i hope we get to hear you again.....several of our friends said that when their daughters get married in the next few years they know who to call!

all best wishes to all of you,

Wow, where to begin? Ground Control was absolutely incredible on Saturday.
I have had no less than 20 people tell me you were the best band they have ever heard by far. You had my 70 year old aunts and uncles dancing up a storm! My friend literally split his pants down the side because he was dancing so hard.

The music was the most important element of the night for both Todd and I and while we knew you would be amazing, your performance completely blew us away. I also so appreciate you playing my favorites on your list as well as accommodating our requests! Your renditions of the first dance songs were beautiful.

Needless to say, we all had so much fun (too much in my case ;) ) Thank you all SO much for making our day so spectacular.

All the best,
Rosie and Todd

Words cannot express the gratitude and appreciation for your outstanding performance this past weekend in Cheboygan for Caitlin and Kevin! Mark was over the moon happy and everyone had rave, rave comments. I am eternally grateful for your adaptability for when we lost the show (power is pretty important, isn’t it!?) but thank you for rolling with the punches and for your grace.

I look forward to having you back with us again and we hope you had equally of an enjoyable time in Northern Michigan!

All our best,
Alicia & Tana

I just wanted to drop you a note of thanks for performing at our party last Friday.
It took me most of the weekend to recover from too much dancing and drinking! I can’t tell you how many of our guests said that Ground Control was one of the best bands they had ever heard. I hope you enjoyed St. Louis and look forward in booking you again in the future. Please pass our thanks to the rest of your group.

Bill & Lisa

We wanted to take a moment to thank you and your incredible band on a spectacular performance last Saturday night.
We can't tell you the number of guests that night and throughout the week who told us what a great job you guys did.

One can plan and organize and hope for months ahead of time that an event will be a success. Vincent and I certainly did all that, and then Ground Control showed up and blew the roof off the house and made our wedding so much better than any pre-planning could have predicted!

You were a joy and a professional to work with and your personal touch in regards to my Mother, family and friends was much appreciated. My only regret is that as one of the grooms, my responsibilities to my guests kept me off the dance floor far too long. Thank you for seeking me out at the end of the night to say goodbye.

Sending our best wishes to you and your entire band for continued success.

Eric & Vincent

Ground Control is where it's at.
Thanks for a great set. It's a rare thing indeed to have one of the hosts onstage dancing with the band until the last song. They could not have been more thrilled.

David Taylor
Stage Management with David Monn

Aloha, just a comment....I am a floral designer from Maui, attending the Cream Event, and the solo performance (guitar/vocal) by Ground Control towards the end of the evening was an oasis amidst the huge energy of the event.


teresa sena
teresa sena designsi

The event was a huge success and Ground Control KILLLLLLLLLED it!!!!!!!!!
The client was super happy with our choice of entertainment and I look forward to working with them again.

Liron David
NYFF Events
October 17 2013 Corporate Party
Hyatt Maui

You were professional, timely, kind, flexible…you sounded unbelievable and your range was unmatched.
I have never worked with such team players, working with us towards the common goal of making the event flow with smooth transitions, all guests dancing, problem free speeches and courses being able to be delivered to the tables when intended preserving the integrity of the F&B as well.

You were all kind and spirited and lovely and I am so grateful as we have to deal with a lot of divas. Haha You just came in and delivered and had us all raving and wanting to work with you again and again. Thank you for all that you brought to the table. You are truly spectacular musicians and vocalists. We were blown away. We will tell all who will listen, believe me. ; )

I look forward to the next one! My heartfelt appreciation.


Kristin Banta Events
Design. Production. Planning.

I just wanted to let you know that we were beyond happy with Ground Control's performance at our wedding.
Thank you so much for playing at our wedding and thank you for doing an amazing job. Our guests keep raving about our "awesome band" and I'm so happy that we had you.

Thanks again,

September wedding
Terranea Resort--Racho Palos Verdes, CA

Sonia and I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for everything from Saturday.
The sound system worked wonderfully during the ceremony and of course Ground Control rocked the house during our reception. I can't tell you how many of our guests commented on how great you all were and what a great performance it was. Our reception was so much fun and so much of that was due to Ground Control.

Also, thank you for all the help in answering our questions and helping us get prepared for our big day, we couldn't have done it with you. Of course, if there's anything we can do to help promote both Ground Control and Elan Artists in the future, please let us know.

Hope you all have a great week

Sonia & Kevin

Ground Control were terrific!
Not only musically spot on but kind, focused, warm, professional and fun. They all have such sincere exuberance and great energy. The clients were delighted. Thanks to you all. Onto the next!

Claudia and Andrea
NY Luxe Events
April 21, 2012 Event