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We have received countless emails, cards and letters from brides and grooms, fans and friends and past clients of all sorts. Here are just a few. We can’t say enough of how much this means to us to be so greatly appreciated for what we do. We have received honors as top entertainer of the year multiple years in a row and have had numerous articles in local and national news about our performances. We hope you will see from the following reviews that we give all we have to give in everything we do. We hope to share this with you!
*****/5.0 posted 1/2021
If you are looking for an amazing, energetic, talented and unforgettable band for your wedding….look no further….and book Jonny Mogambo Band!!! From the beautiful acoustic ceremony and cocktail hour to the ROCKIN’ party with the full band for the reception, they were unbelievable! They had EVERYONE of all ages on the dance floor the entire night with songs ranging from classic rock to pop to even rap covers (they played a classic rock version of Gin and Juice which made the bride VERY happy)! We have had so many friends and family members tell us it was the best wedding band they have ever heard, and had several future Colorado bride and grooms asking us for their information! On top of throwing a great party, Jon was incredibly responsive and easy to work with during the entire planning process. We could not recommend Jon and the Jonny Mogambo Band more, we are forever grateful that we chose them as the band for our special day!!!
*****/5.0 posted 1/2021
My family and my husband’s family are both full of musicians, and I am a music teacher myself. Needless to say a great live band was crucial for our day. We never got to see the band play live before we hired them, but watched a lot of videos and got a pretty good idea of what we were getting. Still, going into the day (and having had my heart set on a different band that ended up not being available) I was a little nervous. But the entire night was perfect from the ceremony music to the cocktail hour to the reception everything was AMAZING. The band was terrific and really read the room and played funk all night to keep up with our dancing friends. I may be a little biased but my wedding was the most fun wedding I’ve ever been to in part because of our awesome band.
Maggie Leshin , ***** 5.0 Amazing Band!
We found Jonny Mogambo and were so excited he was local to Vail. We were able to see him play at a local bar while we were up for our engagement photos and tasting. He had such a way with the crowd! We knew we had found our band and are so glad we did. Our wedding turned into such a dance party, our only regret was that it didn’t go later! We still regularly have people tell us that it was the best band/energy they’ve seen at a wedding. Jonny, thanks for creating the vibe I dreamed of and setting up some of my favorite dance photos! Fall 2019
Jonny! – We are so grateful you agreed to be such an important part of our wedding. You are incredibly talented and were so easy to work with – thank you! We wish you nothing but blessing in the future and thank you again for playing our wedding. Blessings- Jennie/ Vail February 2020
***** / 5.0 posted 2/5/2020 Sylwia D’Amico-Glitter & Bliss Weddings and Events
All Occasions Music/Jonny Mogambo is a fantastic band to work with. I am a professional in the wedding industry and I do coordinate a lot of weddings and events in the Vail Valley. This past month I had the pleasure to work with Jonny Mogambo Band( Vail Golf Club & The Vail Wedding Island)
Working with Jonny the Band Leader was a true pleasure. He is very punctual, responsive, talented, full of fantastic energy, and Super fun to work with.
His band was so exciting on stage and they got the people going! Not only did they put on a fantastic show, but they also engaged the crowd the entire time. The guests stayed on the dance floor until the very end. If you’re looking for a band for your wedding look no further. Jonny Mogambo Band is an amazing group that creates a high-energy party for everyone in the room. I would highly recommend Jonny Mogambo Band for any Event!!
Loni Peterson *****5.0 Such a fun band!
Jon and his band were great! They learned special songs that my couple requested and kept the party going! They were on time and prepared for the night’s festivities. They have you covered from ceremony to after party! Highly Recommend. Sent on 1/12/2020
***** / 5.0 posted 2/10/2020
Jonny Mogambo was such a hoot at our wedding, we had the WORLDS best time. Jon is also very easygoing and very talented. We can’t wait to make an annual trip up to vail to watch him play again.
*****/ 5.0 posted 11/15/2019 – Sarah
Jon and his band played our wedding at Gorrono Ranch in Telluride this past summer and were absolutely incredible!
The dance floor was packed the entire night. They truly have an ability to read and play to the crowd (including folks of all ages), our guests were amazed by their talent. It’s obvious Jon and his entire band really enjoy what they do – from Jon’s MC and lead vocals to their diverse repertoire, and the instrumental solos – particularly the saxophone, wow wow! These guys rock. Jon was also incredibly responsive and accommodating during the planning process. I would highly recommend the Jonny Mogambo band for your special day!
Jonny Mogambo Band – Thank you for making our “Welcome to the Lake” Memorial Party a success by providing incredible entertainment for the event. – Shangri La Realty Team/ Monkey Island OK – May 2019
Thank you for making our party ROCK! – Cela, Alyssa & Jennifer/ Boeing Airlines Corporation – Beaver Creek 2019
*****5.0 These guys rock.
Jon and his band played our wedding in Telluride this past summer and were absolutely incredible!
The dance floor was packed the entire night. They truly have an ability to read and play to the crowd (including folks of all ages), our guests were amazed by their talent. It’s obvious Jon and his entire band really enjoy what they do – from Jon’s MC and lead vocals to their diverse repertoire, and the instrumental solos – particularly the saxophone, wow wow! These guys rock.
Jon was also incredibly responsive and accommodating during the planning process. I would highly recommend the Jonny Mogambo band for your special day! Sent on 12/3/2019 – Andrew Ries
posted 11/24/2019 –Kristin Zoelle/ Best Wedding Band!
If you are looking for an amazing, energetic, talented, and unforgettable band for your wedding….look no further….and book Jonny Mogambo Band!!! From the beautiful acoustic ceremony and cocktail hour to the ROCKIN’ party with the full band for the reception, they were unbelievable! They had EVERYONE of all ages on the dance floor the entire night with songs ranging from classic rock to pop to even rap covers (they played a classic rock version of Gin and Juice which made the bride VERY happy)! We have had so many friends and family members tell us it was the best wedding band they have ever heard and had several future Colorado brides and grooms asking us for their information! On top of throwing a great party, Jon was incredibly responsive and easy to work with during the entire planning process. We could not recommend Jon and the Jonny Mogambo Band more, we are forever grateful that we chose them as the band for our special day!!!
Jonny Mogambo and the rest of the band absolutely rocked our wedding! I can’t say enough good things about them. They helped us with audio for our ceremony, provided an acoustic set for the cocktail hour, and then helped us tear up the dance floor after dinner. They have a great set-list and will work with you to get the vibe you want for your wedding. They also really know how to play the room and keep the party going. Our wedding guests still talk about how great the band was and how much fun they had. Hire this band. Nicole and Jonathan – Beaver Creek Sept. 2019.
Hi Jonny, Happy New Year! Thank you so much for making our wedding day special with your incredible music! Everyone commented on your talent, energy, and ability to read the crowd which mad all of our guests drawn to the dance floor! We will never forget all that you did to make our wedding special. We wish you lots of happiness, health, and blessings in 2018! Thank you for making such a difference! Sincerely, Diana & Drew P.S.-My 5-year-old niece said you “crushed it!”
Hi Jonny & Band – Thank you so much for playing at inaugural Colorado’s Finest event to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation! Your music was great and we appreciate how great you are to work with. Your support of CF research means the world to so many families. Thank you for helping CF stand for cure found! – Sincerely, Holly. 10/13/2019.
Jon: I just wanted to say a quick Thank You for the awesome music at our wedding at the Vail Golf Club in August. We had a blast dancing and singing American Pie with you (Thanks for going along with that…what fun!) Our guests loved you as well and had only compliments to give. We will give only the highest reviews for you and if we are ever throwing another party in Colorado, you will be our first call! (smiley face!) Thanks again for everything! Christy Bolline – Vail Golf Club August 2019.
WOW! So much fun. We had a mountain-top Colorado wedding and thought that the views would be the highlight for our guests, but sure-enough, J. Mogambo and crew were everyone’s favorite part. Jonny played the processional and it was so beautiful as I first laid eyes on my soon-to-be wife. Pure magic.
Later to the reception, we had EVERYONE on the dance floor (even our elderly guests) and Jonny knew exactly how to work it.
THE BEST PART OF ALL – we were going to hand him the iPod to play our first dance and “parent-dance” songs when Jonny said “NO NEED!, WE WENT AHEAD AND LEARNED ALL OF THEM!” I mean c’mon, that’s incredible! It was so beautiful and I have never danced so hard.
I wish they ventured down to Austin, TX for every party we want to throw.
Thanks, JONNY! – Alex and Rachael-Telluride Sept. 2019.
Jonny, Thank you again! Such a fun night. Everyone loved you guys@ Hope to see you around town. Alexis & Matty – Gorrono Ranch Telluride summer 2019.
To the Jonny Mogambo Band: Thanks you so much for playing at our wedding in Breckenridge and rocking the house! We had the time of our lives and know our family and friends did too. You guys are talented professionals and we hope to come see you play in Vail this winter. All the Best! Jill and Jon, Aug. 2019.
Jon: Thanks so much for working with us to make our day so special. We appreciate the work you and the band put in and had such a great time dancing the night away to your incredible music. Haley and Steven-Denver Oct. 2019
To the Jonny Mogambo Band – WOW! Friday was awesome – our private apres show!!!! And on Saturday, you absolutely made the party! We had so many people shout across the dance floor, “WHERE DID YOU GET THIS BAND????” Thank you for ROCKING THE ROOF off of the Game Creek Club and for finishing so strong after we figured out the scheduling snafu. It worked out great – our legs are still tired from dancing. Amy & Luke Lincoln Vail, Co.
Jonny – Thank you so much for your contribution to bringing our wedding in Breckenridge to Life! We had so much fun dancing and so did our guests…just wish we’d had longer! Thank you for working with our random requests and our personal friend musicians. Bet to you, Carol & Ben – Breckenridge summer 2018
Jonny Mogambo Band – Thank you so much for making our wedding so very special! The music is so important and we will remember our day thanks to you! Lindsay & Tim, Donavan Pavilion Vail, Co.
Dear Jonny – Thank you so much for performing at Andrew and Shelby’s wedding. Everyone truly enjoyed your solo and band performances. It was so apparent that you enjoyed it also. Keith & Deb Taber- Vail
Hey Jon- just wanted to thank you for such a great performance at our wedding on the 10th. You guys were EXACTLY what we were hoping for and everyone loved you! Halle Hand-Siegel Grand Timber Lodge Breck.
First of all, when you have a wedding guest come up to you after dancing for the last hour and says, “man, this is a great show” you know the band is fantastic!
The band was the hardest thing for us to find, as we are big music lovers and just needed to find the perfect band (and one that could cover the Grateful Dead successfully without our family of Deadheads being disappointed in their performance). And, they did just that!!
Jon and his band were absolutely amazing! I would recommend him to anyone looking for live music at their wedding. As someone that’s gone to 5+ weddings in the last year alone, this is by far the most dancing I’ve ever seen at a wedding. Usually, it’s just a handful of people, but Jon was able to get everyone up and on the dance floor all the way until lights out! Rebecca & Jon – Grand Junction Oct. 2017
Jonny – THANKS AGAIN for an amazing party. I have heard from almost everyone that we had the best wedding reception ever and everyone thought you were amazing. It was a great evening! We can’t wait to see you in Vail!!!!! Heidi and Mark Goldwater, Chicago, Il.
Hi Jon – Everyone had an amazing time! Thanks for keeping the dance floor PACKED all night! We will for sure write a few reviews for you.. we love you. We want to buy a few of your original Cd’s. Christy & Chris
Jonny & Band: Thank you for rocking the house at our wedding. We had so much fun and our guests loved you guys! We will be sure to recommend you to our next engaged couple! Lindsey & Lee Kastberg
Hi Jonny, – Thank you again for such a fantastic job – we had a blast, and you and the band were a hit!! We had a blast and so did my Dad, thanks so much for letting him onstage lol. We will absolutely recommend you to friends for weddings and other events. Also, thanks again for working with us and Mile High Station through their difficult vendor qualifications. We’ll be sure to refer you to anyone looking there. Thanks again, Vanessa Bendetti & Aaron Pence
Dear Jonny, Just had to let you know how much we loved having you perform for our yearly event. I’ve heard about you in recent years but never been able to see you in person and it was such a treat. We all regret that we didn’t have you play earlier in the evening as you clearly make a party “happen”. Feedback from everyone was the event this year was so much more special having you there to perform. Its wonderful when you find someone who can play music that delights everyone who hears it. Again, thank you ten times over for making our event so spectacular. Best regards, Cheryl Roth, Grow Benzie, Benzie County MI.
Hey Jonny! Now that the dust has settled I wanted to let you know how great you were at our wedding! The whole day and night was amazing and it sure looked like you were having a blast too. You’ve received many comments (good ones) from everyone who was there. Thanks again man and we’ll keep an eye on your schedule this winter – or sooner. Hope all is well, Greg Deck, Breckenridge,
Dear Jonny: Thank you for treating us to a memorable performance and helping us launch a 4th generation Crystal Lake couple! Best wishes for a great year ahead! Ginny Bengston
Jonny Mogambo, We can’t thank you enough for taking the time to share our special day. I’m so happy to have met you guys and can’t wait to celebrate! Your fun & outgoing personality will make our day perfect. Much love and thanks. Jessica & Ryan Sulivan, Donavan Pavilion
Jonny & Band – Thank you for everything, it’s been great working with you! Sincerely-Catherine Tasche
Jon – we wanted to thank you for an outstanding evening of great music! You and the band exceeded our expectations……..and then some! We would be more than happy to provide recommendations for you to anyone considering your band. Again, thank you for a great evening! Sincerely, Richard and Lou Ann Dalton, Keystone Ranch September wedding
Jonny, thanks again for playing for us last week. Jimmy and his partners were really happy with the event! Great to catch up with you and hope to see you again soon! Take care, Carrie Keplinger,Executive Assistant to Jim Mulvihill Black Creek Capital October wedding
Jonny: The music was great! Thank you all very much. Bill & Betsy Starns -Colorado summertime wedding
Jonny: Thank you for providing the music for Emily and Lee’s wedding. Since we contracted you, we have heard so many great things about you! Best of luck in your future endeavors and thank you for making our special day a good time too. –Richard and Linda Nay
Jon: Thanks so much for playing the Grow Benzie event. The big complaint about the night is that the auction went on too long and that you didn’t get to play as much as people wanted. Sorry about that. Postive comments from everyone all over the country! Deb Query
Fantastic reviews of your show! Would love to do it again. We raised $30,000 for the benefit and I feel reall good we did this to honor John’s memory and help myself. Great meeting you. Thank you again. Kim Coggins Managing Director-Investment Officer Wells Fargo
Thank you for doing such a great job at our wedding! Everyone raved about you guys and quite a few people specifically mentioned the “cake song” which unfortunately John and I missed! We got quite a few comments along the lines of “Best wedding band I’ve ever heard.” Also, please pass along our thanks to the rest of your band and the female vocalist in particular. Lots of people commented on how great she was. I thought one of the best parts was watching her reatctions to your performance. We’re looking forward to seeing you play around town in the future!”– Kris & John Hall -The Westin Resort
Your band was wonderful-thank you so much-everyone loved your music!”– Gail Mathison -Cordillera Club Vail Colorado
“Hey Jon – Thank you for making this event such a magical night. I thought the music was beautiful for the ceremony. The music was perfect the entire night. I think everyone had such a fun time rockin out. We have great photos! Thank you so very much, you are the best of the best. Everyone needs someone like you. Thank you again. *You can rip on that guitar!.”– Gayle Hayes – Cordillera Club Vail, Co.
Jonny – You guys did a great job. Everyone said it was a great party. Don’t hesitate to us me as a future reference. See you in Vail!”– Max Lenker- President of RaceTrack Petroleum Atlanta Georgia.
“Thanks again for giving everyone a reason to dance the night away. You guys where amazing…we absolutely LOVED your cover of our first dance selection by Van Morrison.– Thanks again, Alecia and Steve Drake
“I referred you out this week. You guys are really talented and did a great job of keeping everyone dancing without all the “wedding music” I get so tired of hearing. I would definitely love to work with you again.”– Christina Kiffney from Kiffney Photography
“Thanks for a great show last Saturday. This is John, the best man at John and Kris’s wedding at the Riverfront Westin in Avon. My wife and I loved your show and can’t wait to see you in the Chicago area, we’ll be watching for you.”– John Caragher – Best man from wedding at The Westin Resort
“Jonny-thank you so much for putting together such great sets over the weekend. Every guest I talked to said they had a blast. You played the room great and loved the Coconuts-Jessica’s reprise to end the night. Hava Nagila was a blast too. I’ll never forget those two moments. It looked like you all were having a good time too. I’ll recommend you the next time any of my friends get married.”– Mark and Jessie Johnson from The St. Julian Hotel in Boulder Colorado.
“Jon- The music at Cara & Andrew’s wedding was amazing. I have received countless calls and notes commenting on how it “made the night.” Please count on us for a recommendation if needed.”– Donna & Richard O’Brien – Mother and Father of the bride, Cara O’Brien. Ten Mile Station Breckenridge
“Jonny – we will be there wherever and whenever you play live!!!We had such a blast, and everyone boogied to your grooves like the party had no end, to bad for me that it did!!!You guys were the best! Good mojo, my highest recommendations and can’t wait to see you all live again.” Aimee and Peter- Cascade Club Vail Colorado August 09
“Thank you again for helping Mike and I enjoy the most amazing wedding weekend in Telluride on 09/19. We had a wonderful time and each of you helped immensley. Your band was ROCKIN and so so sooooo much fun!”– Kirsten Thorton – Alred’s in Telluride Colorado.
“Just wanted to say thanks for providing such great music for Tim and Krista’s wedding. The “Canadians” had a blast! It was a pleasure meeting you and everyone had a wonderful time, we had lots of great comments on the variety of music you provided. Wish you lived closer and you could provide the music for the wedding dance back here in Canada. Once, again, thanks from us and all the “Canadians.”– Dan and Rhonda Harrison – mother and father of the bride Krista Harrison -Princeton Hot Springs, Colorado.
Thanks for an evening of great music. All guests plus Erin & Joe loved it! Erin and Joe are leaving Italy. It’s 111 degrees today. I long for pine trees and “cool” Colorado. Keep up the musical work.– Barb & Dan Wochos
“Thank you so much for entertaining at my 40th birthday party. You really made the evening. I have had so many people talk about how wonderful you were. And I know several folks took your cards, so maybe you’ll be booked again in this area soon. I also have friends who will be vacationing in Colorado this summer and will be looking for your performances. My family loved you and you fit right into our boisterous group. Thank you again, for being such a great part of a memorable evening.”– Fondly, Mary Lessman (Fort Worth, Texas)
Thank you so much for making our Christmas party at the House of Blues in Las Vegas one of the best we have ever had! You were a perfect fit from the cool jazz you played at cocktail hour to the way you rocked the house and got everyone dancing later in the evening. We look forward to working with you again.”– Lauren (Dividend Capital/Black Creek Capital- Denver, Co.)
Lauren and I just returned from our honeymoon and wanted to send you a quick thank you for such an incredible performance at our wedding at the Ritz Carlton in Beaver Creek. We snuck out before you were done that evening, so we couldn’t thank you in person.The ceremony music and timing was absolutely perfect. Your bands ability to learn the Big and Rich song for the first dance was also awesome: it sounded just like the real thing. The rest of the evening couldn’t have been better. I can’t tell you how many compliments we got that night…and still continue to get about the music. Everyone was blown away by your talents and song selection;it was exactly what we were hoping for. We will definitely keep you in mind for any upcoming events down here in Denver. Thanks again… we really appreciate everything. I doubt you need it, but you are more than welcome to use my name as a reference if anyone asks for one.”– Christopher M. Davis
Thanks so much for playing at our wedding! Jesse and I had a fabulous time and all of our guests have been commenting about how great the band was! It was really special to have you play at the cocktail hour, at dinner AND for the dancing! Terrific job! Thanks so much for letting me settle up with you later. I’m sorry it happened that way. As soon as you mentioned it, my purse (with my checkbook) had just been packed away in the getaway car and I was trusting I could mail it to you. Holding up my end of the bargain, I am mailing this to you as soon as I could! Thanks so much for trusting me to do so. Thanks again for completing the perfect event for us. It couldn’t have been any better!– All the Best, Linnea & Jesse Meyers.
Thank you for an amazing wedding reception and lots of sore feet! We had a blast!”– Carrie and Michael
Thank you for an amazing wedding reception and lots of sore feet! We had a blast!”– Carrie and Michael
Who ever the people were that cancelled the weekend of our wedding are bummed but we’re stoked. You and your band were awesome! I hope you enjoyed Pagosa – I know Pagosa enjoyed you. Everyone loved you guys – you are the “Rock Stars” of the southwest. Thank you.”– Jen & Chris Pitcher
Jason and I wanted to thank you and your band for playing at our wedding up at Beano’s. You rocked the house and everyone had a fabulous time. We are still getting many compliments as to how fun the band was. Thank you for helping to make our wedding celebration such a blast!”– Sara & Jason Dembeck
Wanted to thank you for the fabulous job that you and the band did at Erika’s wedding. I appreciated your flexibility and willingness to play continuously as her mom requested. It definitely kept the party going. Everyone had a fabulous time. I look forward to the opportunity to hire your band again for future weddings. Thanks again!”– Bonnie Luftig
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! You guys were hands down, the best band in the entire world for our wedding and the best wedding band I’ve ever seen! You guys were on it when introductions, etc…were needed and rocked the rest of the night. Thanks for putting up with my brother and his intoxicated antics- I’m sorry you had to deal with him! Hope to see you down in Telluride soon and would love to get any recordings that came from the evening.”– Thanks again! Erika & Dan!
The Jonny Mogambo Band – a Denver wedding band – rocks the house. The Denver Daily News
Jonny_Mogambo_Band Are you planning a wedding in the Denver area? And have yet to book a wedding band? I just came across this article currently being featured on The Denver Daily News.
Apparently, the Jonny Mogambo Band is the cat’s meow for Denver-area wedding bands. A Denver Daily News employee attended the recent wedding for the publication’s Assistant Editor Peter Marcus and his wife, Barbara. They thought that the Jonny Mogambo Band “rocked the house.”
In the music industry, wedding bands are typically considered cheesy and good talent is tough to find.
But on occasion, a group like the Jonny Mogambo Band plays a wedding reception and gets everyone — including the reclusive uncle — out on the dance floor to shake their stuff, elevating the festivities to a whole different level. It doesn’t hurt that Mogambo and his talented backing band aren’t just a wedding and private party band; the legitimate talents play original music, too.
However, when it came a wedding in Breckenridge earlier this month, Mogambo gave attendees exactly what they wanted, combing Johnny Cash, Talking Heads and Little Richard’s “Tutti Frutti,” among many other bands and songs.
“I think we play a different array of music and we play it well,” said Mogambo. “We’re not anywhere close to a cheesy wedding band … People appreciate having a band that does a large amount of stuff and also has some originals and originality to them.”- The Denver Daily News – August
Vail Daily News
Vail Society: Ultimate Halloween Gala Rocks the Ritz
Betty Ann Woodland
VAIL VALLEY, Colorado — Known for being “the” Halloween bash in the Vail Valley, the Ultimate Halloween Gala proved to be a ghoulishly good time Friday evening at the Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch. The theme, a Night at the Opera, fits the elegant venue. Partygoers attending this event tend to go all out in designing their costumes and this year was no exception. There are definitely some creative diehards who put a lot of time, energy, and money into their get-ups. I love to see the enthusiasm and verve of some of the performance artists who get into the personas of their characters. Some stay in character all night. All that crazy-making is enough to make you want to join in on the creativity. There is still time for a good costume.
The Jonny Mogambo Band kept the crowd hopping into the night dressed as scary monsters themselves. Jonny and the boys did a great job of rocking the house. You can always spot Sarah Millett out there cutting a rug and on Friday a posse of dark angels surrounded her.