Testimonials

Graduation Party – Tyler, TX – 8/21/2010
Matt Jaynes and his group arrived early and were set up in plenty of time to start their performance. They were pleasant to work with, Very talented and played a good variety of music. We were extremely pleased and would recommend them to anyone! A professional group well worth the price. Thanks again, Matt and guys!
– Carol R, Mother of the Graduate

“Rum & Reggae” Party at Sailing Club – Grapevine, TX – 6/27/2009
Everyone loved them – young and old. They played just the right mix and were really nice to work with. We used them for a Reggae party and they were perfect!
– Anna K, Commodore

Christmas Party – Frisco, TX – 12/18/2010
The band was great, really lifted the party to a different level. Highly recommended.
– Peter O, Party Host

90th Birthday Party – Palestine, TX – 11/27/2010
Talent – TALENT – talent! Professional – Versatile – Creative -…they deliver with a capital ‘D’ – Do yourself a favor and call Matt, tell him what you need, and watch him deliver! This is one EXCELLENT group!” – Elizabeth C, Professional Event Planner

Backyard Luau – Cedar Hill, TX – 7/17/2010
We expected and good steel drum band when we booked Island Boogie, what we got was a TERRIFIC steel drum band that couldn’t have been better. We can’t wait to book them again!” – Brent H, Client

Children’s Swim Party – Dallas, TX – 7/25/2009
We loved having Island Boogie at our daughter’s birthday party! It added a truly special element to the ‘Mermaid Swim Party’ theme. I am certain we will use them again and am already cooking up an excuse for another party. Thanks for a great event!
– Stacie W, Mom

Community Party – Trophy Club, TX – 9/3/2010
This was a poolside event to celebrate the 25th anniversary of incorporation of a small Texas town. Island Boogie provided just the right mood and background for a great part to kick off the celebratory weekend. Many attendees have commented on how wonderful they were – several asked for their contact information. Thank you, Matt, for making our party a GREAT SUCCESS!– Susan E, Client

Luau Party – Forney, TX – 7/10/2010
Island Boogie Steel Drum Band was AMAZING! Every single guest of mine asked how I found them & complimented me on their performance. So many of my guests wanted their information & said they would use them for their future events. While I was running around like crazy, trying to get last minute stuff done, they arrived on time & set up & made things so much easier. They played beautiful music all night & the lead singer had a great voice. They were so flexible & accommodating & anytime a guest asked for a personal request such as Sade, they did it & sounded just as good as the artist!! Don’t think twice! Hire them for your next event! You will not find a better band!
– Chantel F, Client

Reggae Party at Hookah Lounge – Bedford, TX – 4/20/2010
My staff and I were truly impressed with Island Boogie, the music was right on point and set the mood for a great night. I have every intention of booking them for my next Rasta theme party.– Randall W, Owner

Private School Banquet – Dallas, TX – 5/11/2009
Island Boogie was fabulous. They were so easy to work with, they showed up on time, set up quickly and began to play. They were wonderful and added so much to our party! I would hire them again and again.” – Barbara H, Client

Casino Concert – Tulsa, OK – 6/13/2010
We were exceptionally pleased by the band. They were totally professional in their demeanor and were fantastic musically as well.
– Jason G, Entertainment Coordinator

Golfers Luncheon – Marble Falls, TX – 4/30/2010
“The client was pleased with Matt and his performance. We found Matt to be very considerate, personable, reliable & professional. As an agency we will be happy to send him more work as it comes in! All the Best ~Mz. Mott, Mz. Joni & staff at Art for Your Head! Entertainment Agency– Mott L, Professional Event Planner

Birthday Party (Adults) – Frisco, TX – 5/30/2009
Island Boogie was PERFECT! They were so professional and they were (as requested) very low-key. Though this was only a 30 or so person party, they knew exactly how to play it, making our party a total success. I told them as I left that I would be thinking of an excuse to hire them again as soon as possible. I highly recommend Island Boogie – they made our tropical themed backyard birthday party very memorable for everyone.– Kimber S, Client

World Cup Party – Irving, TX – 5/22/2010
“We hired this band for a World Cup themed party with about 35 people, a mix of adults and high school seniors. By the third set, everyone was dancing and singing along, no matter what age group. They impressed even the band and music teachers in the audience. A great choice for an upbeat get-together. We had people both indoors and out, and kept the doors open so everyone could hear them.They were easy to work with, flexible and reasonably priced. We ended up asking them to stay an extra hour because people were having too much fun!– Victoria T, Client

Birthday Party (Adults) – San Antonio, TX – 7/23/2009
“These guys are great. They showed up early, were very professional in all the arrangements leading up to the party, and played terrific music. We would highly recommend the group.– Claudia H, Client

Birthday Party (Adults) – Tulsa, OK – 8/1/2009
I was so happy with this band!! Matt was very professional in everything. All the guests were enjoying the music!!! Thanks guys!” – Michelle C, Client

Graduation Party – White Settlement, TX – 7/18/2009
They were great! There were some many guests that wanted their information! Awesome music and vocalist! Great job guys!– Donnette P, Client

Caribbean Night – Commerce, TX – 3/23/2010
This was a GREAT band! Everyone enjoyed them! They were very nice and they were a great fit for our event! Thanks again!!!”
– Sarah C, Caribbean Students Association-Texas A&M University at Commerce

Hotel Grand Opening – Tyler, TX – 9/16/09
This Gentlemen was great! He made our Grand Opening. I will suggest them to anyone.”  Cathy C, Area General Manager-Country Inn & Suites

Trade Show – Coppell, TX – 1/7/2010
“Great time was had by all! This set the tone for our theme. Arrived on time, very courteous and accommodating. I strongly recommend to anyone. I would certainly hire again.”  Jacque H, Client

Wedding Cocktail Hour – Plano, TX – 8/7/2010
“Island Boogie did an excellent job at my wedding! – Danielle G, Bride

“Night on the Islands” at Yacht Club – Lewisville, TX – 7/18/2009
We thought that everything was fantastic and I will be using them again.”
– Lisa P, Dock Captain

Engagement Party at Resort – Austin, TX – 4/10/2010
“Very professional and talented. Would use them again.”
– Judith R, Professional Event Planner

Wedding Reception – Austin, TX – 7/2/2011
Fantastic to work with, great entertainment! Many guests requesting their contact info.”  Teresa A, Mother of the Bride

County Fair – Odessa, TX – 9/9/2011
Island Boogie Band created just the atmosphere I was looking for.”
– Sherry S, PBFE President

Corporate Banquet – Hurst, TX – 9/27/2011
They were FAR better than I had anticipated. I would definitely give them a 5 star rating!” – Sheila W, Client

Graduation Party – Dallas, TX – 5/23/2009
very professional– Marci K, Mother of the Graduate

Wedding Cocktail Hour – Dallas, TX – 4/30/2011
I hired Matt to play steel drums during the cocktail hour at our wedding at the Dallas Aquarium. Matt was quick to get back to me and the ultimate professional in every way! People are still talking about how great the wedding was and how cool it was to have a steel drummer there. The wonderful atmosphere he created was the perfect compliment to our event! My new husband and I were even lucky enough to get a private serenade of 2 songs to enjoy before we were introduced at the reception. I highly recommend Matt for anyone looking to add a tropical atmosphere to your event! So easy to work with! 🙂 Thanks for making our wedding a memorable event!!– Rachael R, Bride

Wedding Ceremony – The Colony, TX – 9/22/07
Thanks for your work last night at our wedding; I heard nothing but good things about your performance after the ceremony. And the way you two played us in and played us off was great. Thank you again! We really appreciate your professionalism and musical style. If you need a reference, let me know – I will speak highly of you!
Jay B, The Groom

“Trick Art Treat” Gallery Night  Plano, TX – 10/27/07
Great band. Super to work with – Fabulous sound that really captivated our guests.”
Melissa S, Client

Volunteer Celebration  Dallas, TX – 3/7/08
“Thank you all very much for the fabulous music at our party. We heard many compliments, even from the Stingray Bay aquarists who listen to recorded steel drum music all day long every day!” Ann and Bruce, Dallas Zoo

Wedding Cocktail Hour  Dallas, TX – 5/17/08
Dear Matt & Crew! You guys are awesome! Thank you so much for the fabulous music you provided Auralie & Bill’s cocktail hour at their wedding reception. You sounded fantastic and really helped set a MAGICAL mood for their Caribbean-themed celebration.” Laura D, Celebrate! Events & Weddings

Wedding Planners Conference – Frisco, TX – 2/12/08
“On behalf of the AACWP I would like to thank you for a great performance last night at our event. The music was incredible and all of our attendees raved about the performance.” Kimberly S, Dream Events

Wedding Planners Conference – Frisco, TX – 2/12/08
“Thanks for playing our AACWP event. You guys were the talk of the evening!”
Laura D, Celebrate! Events & Weddings

“Sailing for Rhinos” Fundraiser  Dallas, TX  8/23/08
THANK YOU!!! You guys were fantastic, and I am STILL receiving compliments about you! I can’t wait to have a reason to work with y’all again!
Christina S, Liaison, American Association of Zoo Keepers