Testimonials

Laurie W.

" Hi Rick, I wanted to let you know that all had a fantastic time and your band was great! Everyone loved you guys. You have top of the line talent and I would not hesitate to recommend you and have you with us again. Thanks so much and so see you soon!"

Julian

" Just wanted to say thank you so much for an incredible evening last Saturday night. You and your band really made the party so much fun once again!"

Robert P.

" I have never seen so many people on the dance floor at an event. Simply Grand Entertainment was Simply Amazing! Thanks for an incredible evening."

Amanda

" I wanted to say thank you so much for last Saturday. You and the band were just amazing. I wish you guys all the best and will be recommending you to everyone."

John & Patricia

" What an amazing time everyone had at my birthday party! You guys rocked it out of the park!!"

Angela & Trevor

" Hello Rick, thanks so much for an incredible performance both at the ceremony and reception. We have received many many compliments and inquiries about your band. Again, from the bottom of our hearts...Thank you so much. I am sure we will see you again in the future."

Trevor H.

" Good morning Rick, just wanted to tell you that your band did a phenomenal job. You are a true professional and we are so honoured that you took the extra time to learn and include our many requests. Please extend our heartfelt thanks to your entire group. Regards,"

Julia, St. Michael's Hospital Foundation

"Rick, we appreciate your support. Your music was a great addition to our fund raising luncheon. "

Dan M., Covenant House

"You guys were great as always and Toni stole the show!"

Michaela

"Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and all the band again, you were absolutely amazing. Everyone could not stop raving about you!! I wouldn't be surprised if you get a few bookings for next year out of it :) Nothing better than great live music for a wedding!!"

Rochelle

"Hi Rick, I wanted to thank you again for your wonderful band at Robbie and Allysa's wedding. I am very happy to recommend and give out our contact info to the many guests and friends that asked me about you. It was great working with you. All the Best!"

Corinne

"I wanted to thank you and everyone in your band for such an amazing evening of great music! All our guest are still talking about your wonderful song selections. We will definitely recommend you to all our friends!"

The Snowflake Ball's "Springtime in Paris"

"Rick, we would like to thank you and the entire Simply Grand band for making The Snowflake Ball's "Springtime in Paris" 2013 such a wonderful experience for our guests. We were so impressed! Throughout the dinner and dancing, our 600 guests were consistently entertained with the band's excellent song selection and outstanding performance. We were often approached and asked "Where did you find this amazing band!" You were such a pleasure to work with and we are so looking forward to partnering with you again for The Snowflake Ball's "Springtime in Paris", Ottawa's most glamorous and one of Canada's most beautiful charity balls, which will take place Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the Hilton Lac-Leamy."

Yvonne, H. Jason, Ball Co-Chair

Mikhela Jason Alboim, Ball Co-Chair

Jesse Alboim, Ball Co-Chair

David Collini & Megan Lee Shulman

"Simply Grand Entertainment was the perfect choice for our intimate wedding. We only had 80 guests, but we knew that a live band would turn our wedding reception into a spectacular party. The selection of jazz music that was played throughout our dinner service was incredible. When it was time for the dancing to begin, the band had everyone out on the dance floor with the drop of a beat. Our friends danced the night away, and begged us to keep the music going for longer than was expected. To this day our guests still tell us how amazing the music was. Simply Grand Entertainment played music for every generation to enjoy, their instrumentals were impeccable and the vocalists were fantastic. Most of all, they read the crowd and knew what to play and when to play it in order keep everyone going. Our guests enjoyed the music so much that my brother booked the band for his upcoming wedding! We couldn't be happier with our decision to go with Simply Grand Entertainment, they are as professional as it gets."

Lee and Dino Collini

"Hey Rick, I just wanted to send you a note to thank you for the fantastic performance at our wedding. Everyone had a great time and praised the Simply Grand band for keeping the dance floor bumping the whole night. We have (and will continue) to recommend you to our friends and family and will certainly keep you in mind for any other events we may be involved in."

Brampton and Caledon Community Foundation

"Thank you for a fantastic, foot-tapping performance at our 'OPAL Evening of Stars Gala' ...We received so many compliments about the band, Simply Grand Entertainment, and it was most gratifying to see guests not being able to sit still and having to get up and dance, even though we didn't plan on having a dinner/dance that evening! Honestly Rick, the band put on a truly professional and thoroughly enjoyable performance that we wished we could have provided longer stage time. We would have no hesitation in recommending Simply Grand Entertainment to other groups and we most certainly would love to welcome you back to our next gala. ...the BACCF has consistently been making a significant, positive difference in our community and we look forward to continuing to provide for the needs of others in Brampton, Caledon and surrounding areas. The Foundation is celebrating its eleventh anniversary this year and it was with great pleasure that we were able to partner with you in this celebration."

Jim Boyd,
President & CEO

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"Hey Rick, A huge thank you for making yesterday so easy for us and for delivering incredibly once again at the 20th Anniversary of The Venetian Ball. You are all total pros and I can't thank you enough. Please pass this note on to Toni. She was amazing!"

Trevor Howes,
Event Producer

Villa Charities

"Rick, We want to take this opportunity to personally thank you and your Simply Grand band for being part of the entertainment for The 19th Annual Venetian Ball. Mille grazie! Your performance was exceptional and we thank you for making the evening such a wonderful experience for our guests. We look forward to our 20th anniversary next year...The 20th Annual Venetian Ball will promise to be more spectacular and captivating."

Rudolph P. Bratty
2012 Co-Chair Venetian Ball

Edward Sorbara
2012 Co-Chair Venetian Ball

Anne Simone
Executive Director

Villa Charities

"Simply Grand, led by Rick Fellini was part of the entertainment for The Venetian Ball which is a signature event for the Villa Charities Foundation and is rated one of Toronto's top benefit events by BizBash magazine. They performed in 2009 and 2010 at the Toronto Convention Centre and were a crowd pleaser with 2400 guests in attendance and had them dancing all night long. In addition to their excellent performance, Simply Grand was a pleasure to work with as they are professional and accommodating to the needs of the production."

Tracie Napoli
Manager, Corporate Partnership and Events

Jonathan and Judy Schwartz, October 15, 2012

"Thank you very much for working with us to make our wedding a truly special day. The band was fantastic; guests approached us repeatedly  to tell us how great the music was, and our first dance was exactly what we wanted it to be."

Lauren and Craig Snipelisky

"We just want to say a very special and big THANK YOU! You made my wedding day! The band was unreal! Everyone is raving about you guys. I am so happy that we booked you."

Eyal Zilnik and Elena Saunders

"I cannot believe the quality professionalism and ability of the entire Simply Grand Band. Our Guests were absolutely floored. You read the crowd perfectly, mixing in the right music, at the right time, to keep the energy up."