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“Hella Fitzgerald was the dream band for our dream wedding. Thorough communication, detail oriented, beautiful live sound, an eclectic mix of music from the classics/jazz/R&B/modern and a ton in-between, and some of the sweetest and most kind musicians I've ever met -- the magic they provided for our recent wedding was beyond what we expected even after reading their stellar reviews. These musicians aren't just the most professional musicians I've worked with in my entire career, they take their craft to another level, and the magical quality of music they laid down the entire night gained the love and adoration of all our guests. We can't thank Lilan and the band enough for being there for us on this special day. If we ever need another band for another party, it's them. And for anyone looking for a band that can do it all and then some, you need to call Hella Fitzgerald."
— Sam M., groom
"Hella fitzgerald was an amazing choice for my corporate event. they were great to work with leading up to the party; responsive, thorough with all our paperwork requirements, and creative thinking through the flow.
And during the event they just rocked it. amazing vibe, fabulous musicians, and a wonderful lead singer. Could have not asked for more and my 2,000+ guests agreed! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!"
- Antonia B., Paypal
"We were so lucky to have booked Hella Fitzgerald for our wedding at a winery this past weekend. They were outstanding. I cannot rave about them enough. Our wedding was ~100 people and was both outdoor and indoor, which I can imagine would make it complicated figuring out where/who/when/how to set up the sound system and instruments. But I wouldn't know because Lilan and her group took care of everything and made it a seamless and magical night for us all. She was also our "emcee" and did all the introductions and announcements at our wedding. Our guests are still talking about them, and if we ever are in need of live music again we are most definitely hiring Lilan and her team that make up Hella Fitzgerald."
— Tane R., bride
"Blazing amazing! Super professional, dependable and magically sounding. I've hired them twice to perform in the VIP Terrace at the Concord Pavilion, once before Hall & Oates, and again for Chicago & The Doobie Brothers - both times they knocked it out of the park. Quality, quality sound and professionalism. You will love them.”
— Nina Jimenez, Director of Premium Seat Sales, LiveNation
“I've worked with Lilan many times in the past couple of years and I can say with confidence that you won't find organic talent mixed with professionalism to this high of a degree anywhere in the Bay Area. Her music is inventive and technically progressive in every sense. Lilan and her team are always highly responsive, punctual and able to adapt quickly to the circumstances of each job. I know how stressful private event planning can be, and I can assure she takes the entertainment stress completely away.”
— Colin G, Owner, Plus Music Group
"We were truly honored to have Hella Fitzgerald play at our wedding. Lilan is so kind and the whole group is exceptionally talented. Their music is somehow unique and classic at the same time; they brought a layer of authenticity to our wedding day that could not have been achieved in any other way. My wedding planner AND multiple wedding guests pulled me aside to praise Hella Fitzgerald's music - we are forever grateful."
— Amanda K., bride
"We hired Hella Fitzgerald for a large scale event in San Francisco, and they were perfect from beginning to end. The communication with Lilan and her team was spot on. The band is dynamic, fun, spirited and high energy. Their diversity from jazz to to soul to current hits is really appealing, and they deliver contemporary songs in a perfect retro manner (think Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox). A true pleasure. I look forward to hiring them again."
— Jay Siegan, Owner, Jay Siegan Presents
"We had 70 guests for a cocktail party and having them perform for our event helped to draw a crowd and really kept the party going! They were amazing and lively and I really hope to work with them in the future. Everyone who attended contacted us later and commented on the awesome band. If you're considering them...stop considering and book them already! And after you book them...call me up because I want to come to your shindig and see them again!"
— Courtney W., client
"Are you looking for a band for your wedding or corporate event? Look no further. The Hella Fitzgerald band will take your event to the next level. We just hired them for a wedding and everyone commented on how great they were. They're professional in their correspondences, yet approachable and friendly on event night. They played everything from jazz classics to Amy Winehouse covers... and their good energy spread throughout the room and got people dancing. Highly recommended for your next event!"
— Sarah D., venue manager, Monroe SF
"This band was able to capture the feel and ambience for my wedding with very little direction from my wife and I. I would recommend them to anyone who wants to have an exceptional time dancing and enjoying music with friends and family.Your guests WILL BE THRILLED to have a group of musicians as talented as Hella Fitzgerald is. My extreme very best wishes to them, and thank you for making my wedding the best event of my life."
— Alex A., groom