This is a compilation of referral and Thank you emails that have been sent to the band after The Reagan Years hit home runs at those events.
September 2021, Concert - Fund Raising Event, Hangarfest, Hagerstown, MD
"This year we brought Hangarfest back, after skipping 2020 because of COVID. We had the largest crowd we ever had, in more than ten years of this great charitable fundraising event!
Why? The Reagan Years brought excitement back, and fun back, and people were ready to hear great music for a great cause!”"
Tom (Founder, Hangarfest - Hagerstown)
July 2021, Private Birthday Party
"The whole show was perfect from song selection to sound, energy, and of course talent which somehow you keep improving even though over the years I always think there's nothing you could possibly improve.
You guys put on an incredible show... All of our guests have reached out and told us that was the best 50th birthday party they'd ever been to..."
Dean (Purchaser, spouse of the birthday girl)
June 2021, Private Birthday Party
"Thank you for providing an incredible performance at the party. I am still receiving accolades for the band's performance and everyone enjoyed the selection of music. My guests have made comments such as the following: "This band rocks and have made your party an epic one", "This is the best party I have ever had...great costumes, great food and drinks, great band...awesome".."
Nigel (Purchaser, birthday boy)
October 2020, Wedding Reception
..." The Reagan Years Band provided our guests with a first class entertainment experience. The band features a talented set of musicians that obviously love what they do. Sy and the rest of the band, thank you so much for doing your part in making Suzanne's and Ben's wedding such a memorable event!
Laura and Jimmy Schwee (Mother and Father-of-the-Bride)
December 2019, Corporate Holiday Party
"Just wanted to say THANK YOU for the amazing performance at our company Christmas Party this past December. Everyone had a blast dancing and singing along with The Reagan Years!! Such great performers and entertainers!"
October 2019, Wedding Reception, Libery Mountain Resort
"We can not thank you enough for making our special day AMAZING! Lauren from A Natural Portrayal Photographer has posted pictures on facebook. They include outstanding action photos of you and the band showing that jaw dropping performance you put on for us. We have nothing but good to say about you. From the start of our journey to the finishing touch, while booking and speaking with you for the final details. The professionalism you showed was the easiest vendor dealing we had through our whole year and a half of planning. And not sure if you remembered but this bride didn't leave the dance floor!!"
August 2019, Wedding Reception, White Tail Resort
"Thank you all so much! We have received so so many compliments. Everyone was blown away by you guys and how amazing you sounded. It was exactly what we wanted. Huge thank you to Sy for all of the coordination and support. You are truly amazing! Also to Scott for the music and coordinating us playing with you! We had so much fun and will remember the night forever!"
"Wow...you guys rocked the house...really made the wedding so very special and fun. Thank you!"
Kim (Mother of the Bride)
February 2019, Semi-private Party, Gaitherburg MD
"What did my husband want for this 50th? To hear an 80s band with all his friends. Sounds awesome, but how would I ever pull that off on a limited budget?? When I reached out to Sy, I had no idea I'd be getting so much more than the best 80s cover band I've heard, like, EVER. Sy is a true advocate -- a real voice -- who made sure I was taken care of, every step of the way. He used his personal connections to find us a venue partner, which lived up to every expectation and made me a hero: my husband got the celebration of his dreams. Sy: you and the rest of The Reagan Years have us as groupies for life!"
Alisa (Wife of the Birthday Boy)
December 2018, Company Holiday Fund-raising Party, Annapolis, MD
"Thank you so much for such an amazing performance. Our guests loved it. and thanks for the extra song at the end! we’ll be in touch for next year! Merry Christmas!"
December 2018, Company Holiday Party, Middleburg, VA
"We have used The Reagan Years 2 years in a row for our company Christmas party. Both years they were incredibly easy to work with and played an awesome show that had everyone on the dance floor. Their sound is spot on 80’s and they will even throw in a few modern songs as well. I worked with Sy for the planning and he was very responsive and at the event was more than helpful towards keeping the party flowing. I would recommend them for corporate parties as well as weddings, etc….anything you want people rocking out to the 80’s.”
Anne C. (Purchaser)
October 2018, Private Birthday Party, Frederick, MD
"Thank You Thank you Thank You…
Rick and I as well as all of our guests had a tremendous time. My feet still hurt from dancing all night in 4 inch Stilettos…..lol
The texts are still coming in from everyone telling us how much fun they had and Sy, it truly is because OF YOU AND YOUR Band mates. Without The Reagan Years it would not have been as fun. I am so happy I was able to have the best band perform for us. The caterer said you all were great to work with!
Thank you Again"
Mata Murphy (Purchaser and guest Of Honor)
June 2018, Wedding reception, Leesburg, VA
“... We hired The Mixx, or The Reagan Years as we know them, for our June 2018 wedding in Leesburg. We have always known about The Reagan Years because we have been to many of their ticketed shows at the Tally Ho Theater in downtown Leesburg and always had a blast. Sy, the band manager/drummer, was accommodating and worked with us on a prepared set list for them to play that had songs that we liked. They were always professional and Sy even came to our venue walk through a month before our wedding to make sure everything went according to plan on our big day. They also did all of our bridal party introductions at the start of the reception and created an appropriate playlist to play over the speakers during dinner. A great thing about them was my husband wanted to dance to a specific song with his mom, and they learned how to play the song for them! It was really great because my husband and mother-in-law invited everyone to the dance floor in the later part of their song and the band went right in to their set afterwards with a packed dance floor. The Mixx absolutely killed it during our wedding. Our dance floor was packed all night and so many people commented on how awesome our band was!!! They play all the classic 80's songs and will play other current day music as well! You will absolutely have a packed dance floor with this band at your wedding and I would recommend them to anyone!!”
April 2018, Wedding reception, Severna Park, MD
“... Seen these guys for years and they made a wedding day an absolute blast. They made our special day, a blast!”
December 2017, Corporate Holiday Party, Virginia
“... just wanted to thank you and your bandmates for making our party and awesome time! Everyone was raving about the band afterwards and agreed it was our best party yet!”
-Anne, Office Manager
September 2017, Wedding Reception, Monkton, Maryland
"Booking The Reagan Years was the BEST decision I made for our wedding. They are a truly awesome group, who made our reception a huge, huge hit! I was nervous because we had a lot of out-of-town guests who I wanted to make sure had fun. I can't even explain the number of people who have told me since the wedding that it was the most fun wedding they've ever attended. And it's all because of The Reagan Years! People LOVED the band. Not only can they sing, but they know how to perform. They had everyone from age 4 to 84 dancing their hearts out for hours (and even on stage!). Sy, the band leader and our MC for the night, was truly great to work with. He was 100% accessible and always quick to respond. His input and advice were extremely helpful when planning our reception. At his suggestion, he even drove all the way to my parents' to meet with the other vendors to make sure everything ran smoothly. I can't thank him and the rest of the band enough. They made our wedding night a huge success!!"
July 2017, Summer Concert Series, Lovettsville, VA
“We brought The Reagan Years in for an outdoor summer concert in Lovettsville, VA. The band is very easy to work with, friendly and professional but most importantly were tremendously popular with our crowd of over 2,000! Not only were locals (adults and kids) up and dancing for hours but we also attracted local Reagan Year fans who are now more familiar with our town. We definitely plan on having the band back as they put on an amazing show!”
-Stephanie Burget, Entertainment Director for Lovettsville Oktoberfest
May 2017, Wedding Reception, Maryland
"ALL of my guests talk about you guys. It’s crazy. Best performance ever and I couldn’t have imagined our reception without you guys. So thank you again."
January 2017, Corporate Event, Washington DC
"Everyone had a great time and they really enjoyed the band. It was great to see everyone get out on the dancefloor." [CEO] "Jim loved it!"
Jennifer, Event Manager
December 2016, Corporate Event, Miami, Florida
"The Reagan Years were able to pull off a dynamite performance and we experienced the best show to date at a company party." "We received a lot of positive feedback from attendees about how fantastic the band's performance was during our party. I watched them perform to a packed dance floor... The range that each of the members of the band offered in their performance as well as the pure talent was amazing to witness. They really brought our 80's party together and made us feel like we were back in that decade!"
"The Reagan Years and in particular Sy Seyler navigated numerous pre-event challenges with the onsite AV company. Sy went above and beyond"
Lindsay, Events and Campaign Manager
October 2016, Wedding Reception, Maryland
"We have received so many comments on how great you guys were. You made our wedding a ton of fun!"
Liz Lodge Willis (bride)
October 2016, Game On Washington, Fed Ex Field, Landover, MD
"It was great to walk through the venue and hear people saying great things about the band and singing along, young and old"
"you guys are amazing!"
Deneen, Manager Talent Relations, American Diabetes Association
September 2016, Coastal Style Magazine's exclusive Best Of Party
"Having The Reagan Years perform at the 2016 Coastal Style Magazine Best Of Party transformed our popular event into the party of the year here on the Eastern Shore. The group was dynamic musically, energetic and engaging on stage and had the crowd singing and dancing to '80s favorites all night long! They are true professionals and a pleasure to work with behind the scenes as well."
Jon Westman, President, Coastal Style Magazine
August 2016, Summer Concert Series, One Loudoun, Ashburn, VA
“The Reagan Years put on the BEST show of the year at One Loudoun!”
“The Reagan Years brought in more people than any other summer concert we’ve had at One Loudoun!”
“The Reagan Years was not only an awesome band, but they were professional, on time and fun to work with! We can’t wait to have them back to rock the One Loudoun stage!”
Julie, Vice President of Marketing, One Loudoun
July 2016, Brew At The Zoo, Washington DC
"I just wanted to thank you for your performance at Brew at the Zoo on Thursday evening. You guys were fantastic and the guests clearly loved The Reagan Years. I also heard from two of my colleagues how nice it was to work with you and your group"
Helen (Event Planner, Friends Of National Zoo)
March 2016, fund-raising event, Reston, VA
"The Reagan Years were consummate professionals in all of our dealings from start to finish. Great music, great energy, and great fun for all ages. Would hire again without reservation."
February 2016, wedding reception, Sykesville, MD
We are still receiving rave compliments from our guests on the band. Heather is going through postpartum wedding depression. "All great change in America begins with #trynation".
Greg Daniszewski (groom)
January 2016, Private Party (birthday), Frederick, MD
My husband and I have been fans of TRY for years. While attending one of their shows in late summer, I joked about hiring them for my “nifty” birthday coming in January. We both just laughed! I never gave the notation another thought. Until walking into a room months later with people yelling “Surprise” & The Reagan Years set up and ready to play! While TRY’s musical talent is always impressive, the personal touch they added to my party took them to a whole other level in our opinion!
My husband shared that Sy (drummer/booking contact) made the process of booking the band seamless. He had lots of great ideas and was open to anything my husband wanted the band to either perform or play during their breaks. Stevie is a natural in his ability to keep the party energetic. The way he interacted with the crowd left a memorable impression on all in attendance! If you’re thinking of booking TRY for that extra special touch – trust me you’ll not regret it! They Rock!
Angie and Kevin von Gersdorff
September 2015, Wedding Reception, Hagerstown, MD
Wow! Just attended a wedding last weekend with The Reagan Years on stage. I can honestly say in my 50+ years I have never heard a band at a wedding with such talent! Not only was the music suburb, but their interaction with the crowd got everyone on their feet and dancing. Fantastic!!!
August 2015, corporate Event, Tysons, VA
Thank you for putting on another amazing performance for HP!!! Everyone had a fabulous time!! I have received so many compliments about the band… not only your performance, but the kindness of you and all the band members as they engaged with the crowd in conversations.
We can’t wait to do it again in a few months…
July 2016, Wedding Reception, Gettysburg, MD
"My wife and I couldn't be more pleased. Our guests all raved about what a great time they all had! All with the same compliments regarding the band, THEY WERE FANTASTIC!!!!!!! I would highly recommend The MIXX. You won't be disappointed! They were professional, on time easy to work with prior to the reception and the day of as well. The music kept the guests out of their seats and the dance floor full. I still get compliments about The MIXX almost a year later."
August 2015, Kegs & Corks Wine and Music Festival
Thank you all so much for a great time! VIP Tickets sold out very quickly. You got the people dancing and looked like they were having a fun time! After all that is what is all about.
Sharon, Event Coordinator
August 2015, Wedding Reception
It was a pleasure meeting you as well! You and your band mates were amazing and your organizational planning skills were a huge help! The bride, groom and all of the guests are still telling me how great you guys were. Working with you again is something I am looking forward to.
Amanda, Wedding Planner
May 2015, Private Party, Member Event
Thanks to you and the band for making it a great night, all of the feedback has been extremely positive. We have never had so many on the dance floor, or stay that late. Our board meets next week as a follow-up and I am hopeful that we will have you again. Thanks again.
Steve, Entertainment Chair
April 2015, Private School Fund-Raising Event, Baltimore, MD
"…this was the 3rd year we attended this event, and it was the first time people really packed the dance floor, your band makes everyone want to dance…”
Melanie, Entertainment Co-Chair
50th Birthday Party – Washington DC
You all put on quite the show last Saturday night. Everyone we talked to said you all rocked! You were pitch perfect on every song. Thank you. Believe me - when we though another party that we want live music - we know who to call. Sincerely appreciate it. And everything else couldn't have gone any better than it did.
Tom, (his wife was the birthday guest of honor)
The Reagan Years were phenomenal!!! Great to work with, professional, fun, and rocked the house!!!! Sounded terrific!!! I actually recommended them today to potential clients. I especially appreciate Sy--just a top notch guy. I truly hope to work with them again.
Party Planner for Tom
November 2014, Wedding Reception, Washington, DC
We just wanted to let you know how great our experience was with The Reagan Years. You all were an intricate part of why this wedding was so wonderful. Everyone was up dancing the entire time and people are still letting us know how great the band was! The bride and groom were so pleased and that was all that mattered to us. I have never seen my son so excited--he danced all night!!!!!!! Thank you so much for making it happen for them. Thanks again.
Cathe, Mother of the Groom
June 2014, Corporate Party, Baltimore, MD
The Reagan Years does not disappoint. We booked them for a corporate event and to say that it was a success is an understatement. I had folks comment that it was the best corporate party they've ever attended - all because of The Reagan Years. Sy was extremely organized and accommodated all of our needs. Sy sacrificed breaks to help us take care of a "spirit competition" and facilitated entertainment - again, even on breaks! The band was incredibly patient and flexible - and I'm pretty sure they had just as much fun as we did. Thank you to the Reagan Years. We will be using you all again!
Beth, Program Manager
June 2014, Reception, Potomac, MD
We are back from our honeymoon and I wanted to write you and say a big, huge THANK YOU for playing at our wedding. ROCKING OUT is more like it! I cannot even begin to tell you how much fun The Reagan Years made our night! Us and our guests absolutely loved every song, your direction of the night, and pretty much everything. I think I've heard from almost everyone about how great the music was. We really cannot thank you enough - it was the best day of our lives and the best party to start off our married life together! Paul and I cannot wait to come see TRY perform again! Thanks again for everything!
November 2013, Private Birthday Party
Sy, I cannot thank you and the rest of the band enough for Saturday night. Without a doubt, it was you guys who made the party what it was. You sounded better than ever. The mix was perfect. Everything not only met, but greatly exceeded our wildest expectations. All of you, especially Glenn, were so gracious in letting a hack like me come up and sit in, and for that you have created a wonderful memory we will always have. Again, thank you so so much for an ultra ultra professional performance. Nancy and I are more than happy to serve as a reference anytime (not that you need it, of course). Please pass on to the rest of the band members how ecstatic we (and everyone who attended) was with your performance. I do hope my friend hires you for their club's member-guest affair, and I am sure that other gigs will result from Saturday's performance. I'm sure Nancy and I will venture out sometime to check you guys out again! Again, many many thanks! You guys totally rock!
October 2013, Reception, Baltimore, MD
We were extremely happy with you all, in fact every guest was as well. Thank you so so so so much.
1. Band Leader communication with client (song selection process, how easy/difficult to reach leader, knowledge/ability to discuss the engagement with band leader)
I worked closely with Sy and he was info dative, clear and helpful. We spent quite some time going over the tracks that would be played so that I (the bride) would be most happy with the outcome...and I was!
2. Band's performance (accurate with promotional material, band attire/presentation, was production adequate for the setting, etc.)
Everyone in the band totally rocked out! Each person in the band contributed In a big way, whether it was vocals, special solos with their instrument or, as I like to say.... "Just rockin out". It was super amazing that we (bride and groom) were asked to sing and dance up on stage. We enjoyed being included and so did out guests.
3. Band flexibility (ability to respond to musical requests or shift in timeline, etc.)
Fantastic. Absolutely, fantastic. We feel like The Reagan Years event above and beyond for us, we truly do.
4. Details (song requests, special introduction, etc.) that the band promised and did those happen as expected?
It was amazing that the band was able to clear our first song- Glycerine by Bush. It made our evening very social and our first song, we can say in confidence, will be like nobody else's. The introduction and continual talking throughout the sets with and for huge bride and groom were incredible. Everything happened better than expected. We also appreciated the band being able to play our song requests via iPod when the band was on a break.
I think I said it best when I said the band "f@$#ing rocked" I hope that wasn't too crass, but you all were amazing. You made our wedding special and memorable and EVERYONE had a blast. Thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart. Much love!
September 2013, Fundraising Event, Washington DC
They were fantastic to work with and in concert. We received so many complements on them, thank you and please thank Sy for working to make it happen. The band was AWESOME!!! And they were so easy to work with.
Client via Booking Agent
September 2012, Corporate Event as The Mixx (multi-decade version of The Reagan Years)
I had the pleasure of working with The Mixx during a corporate event August, 2012. I had hired them to play a 4 hour party that was directly following a convention. Before the event, they provided excellent communication and direction. They took it upon themselves to ensure the venue had the right equipment, relayed information in a very direct and clear manner, and responded quickly to the differences that we needed to account for in the space. They arrived on-time, loaded in and set up quickly and were ready to play. They were flexible with the songs they played, catered to requests, got people out on the dance floor and kept them dancing all night. They were professional in their time offstage and were very courteous to my clients. They went above and beyond when after playing for a solid 1.5 hours straight during their last set, were absolutely willing to keep going after the client requested we not stop this rockin Party!