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Reviewed On 5/19/2020 by Ian B
If I could give 100 stars, I would. BKO completely made our wedding the best it could be. The energy was high, people were on the dance floor for the entire night, and people left the wedding raving about them. It has been 6 months since our we...
dding and people are still telling us how great our band was. Becca really understands how to put together a great set, working with the couples to get to know them. She immediately understood what we were looking for and put together the best mix of new and old songs that related to everyone. She is the kindest individual and I look forward to seeing her at future events. THE BEST IN CHICAGO.
Reviewed On 1/04/2020 by Jenelle H
I couldn't recommend Becca and her entire team more! They were really amazing. It has been over a month since our wedding, and I am still receiving compliments from our guests on how good they were. They aren't just amazing singers - they d...
ance, and are all-around amazing entertainers. Becca was also amazing at reading the room, moving things along (e.g., cake cutting, first dances, etc.), and her set list was just perfect for us and our guests. If you can, book BKO for your wedding - you will not regret it!
Reviewed On 12/29/2019 by Brooke S
You cannot go wrong hiring Becca and her team. From start to finish you will feel special, heard and very well taken care of. We had a few family members and friends plan surprises without us knowing and Becca helped make each one happen so we ...
could truly have the best day ever! The dance floor was full from the moment we walked into the reception to the very last minute - people truly danced their asses off!! I couldn't recommend working with BKO enough - you will LOVE it!
Reviewed On 6/25/2019 by Caitlin B
Look no further! BKO is the absolute BEST—there is not much more we can say to sum it all up! My husband and I hired Becca and team for our February 2019 wedding and could not be happier with our decision. From our first Skype meeting with Becc...
a, to the moment our guests started chanting “encore” at our reception, we knew we made the perfect decision for our wedding day!
Our first meeting with Becca was over Skype where we discussed “must play” and “do not play” songs to give her a better understanding of what we were looking for for our dinner and dancing playlists. Becca created the perfect playlist for both—her song choices for dinner were soft, elegant, and engaging, while still allowing everyone in attendance to have conversation. Her post dinner playlist is where the fun began! Becca and her team’s energy and precision made the whole entire night! There was not one moment of our wedding that guests were not on the dance floor, singing and dancing with the band- it is a part of our wedding that we will remember FOREVER! We are still being complimented on our choice of music and cannot tell you how many people have reached out for contact information to hire BKO for their next event!
We are forever grateful that we chose Becca and team to be a special part of our wedding day and will continue recommending this team to our family and friends looking for the perfect band/DJ for any event! Thank you ALL for all of your hard work and for making our wedding day a dream come true! XO- Jordan and Caitlin
Reviewed On 5/03/2019 by Kari R
BKO and Becca are the best in the biz!! I’m in the industry and did my fair share of research before committing to a band. Becca is not only loved by her couples, she’s adored by others within the industry! Before and on our wedding day, she we...
nt above and beyond in her call of duty by getting to know us as a couple and providing the most custom evening from ceremony through the last song! She’s organized, kind, patient and oh so talented. ALL of our friends and family were constantly raving about BKO during and after our wedding. If you want a packed dance floor at your wedding and a bandleader who truly cares to make your big day the best day, look no further! Thank you for the night of our dreams, Becca!
Reviewed On 12/31/2018 by Lynn G
Where do we even begin! From the moment we met Becca Kaufman her enthusiasm, knowhow and skills were evident and completely contagious. Becca knows how to get the party started and go all night long. Our wedding was a multi faith, intergener...
ational, international, Jewish lesbian wedding ---and she and her band did not miss a beat. From 4 years old to 76 years old – the dance floor was packed until the last song. We knew that Becca and the band were great but they BLEW US AWAY at the wedding and the reception. The music for our wedding ceremony was simple, elegant and powerful. Becca was open to new song requests and helped us put together the perfect set lists for an incredible night. Becca helped guide us to not just pick our favorite songs but to add some missing pieces and to curate the perfect set list for an unforgettable night. Every one of our guests commented on how amazing the music was. We still cannot stop smiling or dancing!
Reviewed On 4/23/2018 by Lucas W
Every review of our wedding has begun with the same two lines, “your wedding was the best wedding I’ve ever been to, and that band was the best wedding band I’ve ever heard”. Needless to say, Becca Kaufman Orchestra made our wedding the absolut...
e bash that my wife and I were hoping for. During the planning phase, Becca and Mike were amazing in helping us come up with a song list, as well as planning all of the songs for our big moments of the night. There was not a single thing that we asked them that they weren’t willing to do. One of the most amazing things about this band is there absolute range and capability. They learn brand new songs for your wedding, mix tracks for your wedding if need be, create new arrangements for different songs, and in my case, will even invite you up to play with them if you are brave enough. If you can think it up, they have the skill and expertise to make it happen. During our first planning meeting, Mike and I fangirled over our love for the Foo Fighters. My wife hit it off immediately with Becca over Motown and various dance hits they would play at our wedding. Right away, it felt more like we were meeting with old friends, than a wedding band.
To be clear, there are two sides to Becca Kaufman, there is the music loving genius who arranges and mixes your playlist for the evening. She is wildly creative and was willing to throw anything together in order to make our wedding night exactly what my wife and I wanted. The other side of Becca is the incredibly composed, on point, band leader who keeps the show going and everyone out on the dance floor. There is a serious attention to detail, and everything happens exactly the way it should.
The ceremony playlist was absolutely perfect. The song I asked them to learn for the processional was on point and it still brings tears to my eyes thinking about that song starting as my wife walked down the aisle. It was a once in a lifetime moment, and BKO made it absolutely flawless. During cocktails and the reception, from the first song until the last, BKO absolutely stole the show. BKO has a person for every genre of music you put on your playlist. Might I recommend “Shout”. I’m sure you have heard it, but you have never heard it the way BKO does it. Becca not only coordinates all the speeches and dances down to the finest detail, she works the crowd insuring that everyone is having fun. The majority of our wedding guests stayed until they turned the lights on and kicked us out of the venue. They’re THAT GOOD. Every guest we had at our wedding has done nothing but rave about BKO and how much fun they had. I highly recommend them as your wedding band.
Reviewed On 11/15/2017 by Anna C
BKO was absolutely amazing. We got so many compliments from our wedding guests and the dance floor was filled the entire evening. They were an awesome band to work with; they have a huge set list and have talent that can cover any type of sound...
. They learned our first dance song for us and knocked it out of the park. Would definitely recommend them for any event!
Reviewed On 8/09/2017 by Sheryl S
I cannot begin to say how much we loved Becca Kaufman Orchestra!! BKO blew everyone away at the wedding. I had personally not seen them perform before the wedding but from everything I had heard, we decided to take a leap of faith and use BKO....
What a great leap this was!!! BKO was fantastic. We used them for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. They were outstanding on all fronts. They made the planning of our party easy and guided us through all of our questions. If you have a band in your budget - you MUST check out BKO. You will not be sorry!
Reviewed On 7/31/2017 by Samantha A
I attended a wedding this past weekend and was BLOWN AWAY by the talent of this group of people. So floored, I spent the whole night telling my husband how I wished we had them for our wedding a year ago. The dance floor was packed the entir...
e night. The vocals and musical talent was beyond anything I could find the words to express. If you're looking for a band/ orchestra - I would pick them. I WISH I knew about them a year ago. I would have made other changes to fit them into my budget. AMAZING.
Reviewed On 12/12/2016 by sarah G
Working with Becca Kaufman Orchestra was a highlight of our wedding planning experience. Becca is so friendly, professional, and organized. She genuinely listened to each of our ideas and turned them into a fantastic dancing experience on our w...
edding night. What sets Becca apart from other wedding bands we interviewed was how much work she and her team put into designing the perfect set list and transitions between songs. We loved that BKO had a DJ as part of the band because it made the songs sound just like they do from the original artists. We were able to keep the DJ for an hour past the band's final song since people were still on the floor dancing. People could not stop telling us how much they loved our band! We could not recommend BKO more highly. We'd hire them again in an instant.
Reviewed On 9/09/2016 by Christina M
Friends and family keep telling me that BKO was one of the best "wedding" bands they have ever seen. I correct them and say that BKO is one of the best bands period. From start to finish, Becca and her team worked to make our night magical. ...
I can't thank them enough for the beautiful memories they helped create for our family and friends. I also can't get over Mr. Boggs and his rendition of "Mustang Sally"...request that song!! My husband and I danced until our feet were swollen and then we danced some more until Mr. Boggs and the band once again brought the house down with "Shout". If you are going back and forth about whether BKO will be worth it, stop right now and hire them before someone else does.
Reviewed On 8/16/2016 by Brittanie A
Works can not express how OUT OF THIS WORLD Becca and her team are. Professional, kind, fun, talented, organized and caring are all words that describe Becca. Having her (and Mike!) be apart of our team throughout the process was such a relief....
Anything we needed, Becca and Mike were there. My husband and I are not usually big dancers, but we could not leave the dance floor! The best photos from the entire day were of our friends and family having the times of their lives singing along and dancing. Their faces lit up with pure joy and laughter will be memories we will never forget. I can not thank Becca, Mike and the entire BKO team enough for being a huge part of our big day. Trust me, you will not regret booking the best band in Chicago, BKO!
Reviewed On 7/18/2016 by Caitlin W
BKO was by far the best part of my wedding at the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago. At least 10 people stopped me to tell me that BKO was the best wedding band that they have heard! On top of the Becca and team are super nice. She c...
almed my wedding nerves, played without a break because we were behind schedule and responded to all of my emails within a few hours. She also worked with a guest singer and was super flexible. Hire BKO for your wedding! They are the best of the best!
Reviewed On 1/04/2016 by Knottie1451948264
I lost count how many times I have used BKO and Becca Kaufman Orchestra in 2015. They supply 90% of our social and corporate events with first class entertainment. I'm not an easy person to impress and I'm consistently delighted not only by he...
r level of professionalism but the care and effort the she and her entire team puts into everything they do. If you are looking for the best band in the city your search ends here - Derrick Taylor, President, TAYLOR&COMPANY EVENTS
Reviewed On 7/07/2015 by Kelly O
Becca and her band are amazing. My dance floor was packed from the minute they started playing til the last song. People flooded the dance floor. The band also learned specific songs for just my groom and I. She also picked up on our personalit...
ies and added in some cute surprises along the way, which we loved. She did a wonderful mix of modern and oldies, every age group was touched. I would 100% recommend her for any wedding or gathering!!!!
Reviewed On 4/07/2015 by Sara F
We attended a friends wedding two years back where BKO played and literally did not stop dancing. When we got engaged we knew... it was BKO or bust! I seriously would have considered changing our date if they were booked but luckily they were...
n't. They are amazing! They are so fun to work with and they make the evening extra special and fun (who wants another boring 'ol dj anyway) We had so many guests comment on them during the wedding and after. Highly recommend!
Reviewed On 10/27/2014 by Knottie08245997
By far the best vendor we had at the wedding!! Becca was unbelievable to work with and delivered the best performance we could have ever imagined. We have received so many compliments on our wedding band and have had 2 friends book her because ...
of our wedding. She was so great to work with throughout the process and made sure that our needs were appropriately addressed. Her band learned our song and made our first dance as husband and wife so special. They played an excellent mix of music that kept all 275 guests on the dance floor til the venue shut us down (on a non-holiday weekend Sunday night no less!) She even stepped in to finish one of the prayers when the groom's uncle forgot the words. She made sure to play the Northwestern fight song for us toward the end and it could not have been better.
She is so accommodating and reasonable. She will work with any member of the wedding group (from planner to mother of the groom), but never forget to make the day about the couple and celebrating us. I cannot recommend Becca and BKO highly enough because she is just an absolute delight and will provide the best wedding celebration anyone could ask for!
Reviewed On 9/17/2014 by Daniella L
BKO is AMAZING!!!! They sound exactly like how real artists do and have an extremely talented group of musicians! Our guests were on the dance floor until their last song. Becca accommodated our 3 song requests and we couldn't be happier!! ...
Definitely worth at least calling her...she books up really really fast!!!
Reviewed On 5/01/2014 by alison c
BKO is amazing!!!! People were on the dance floor ALL night and having the most fabulous time! The band are all so talented and truly make the party so incredible. Becca is so wonderful to work with and she is so concerned with giving you exact...
ly what you want. We wanted a night where everyone was have a blast and she delivered that and beyond. It was literally the BEST and I STRONGLY recommend BKO!!!
Reviewed On 1/13/2014 by Tracy
This is not your typical wedding band - they played Avici wake me up, counting starts, and basically a TON of new and old songs - everyone loved this band. People 3-4 weeks later are still talking about how amazing the band is.
Reviewed On 9/27/2013 by Jodi S
Becca was amazing! First, Becca was so fun to work with & really made the whole planning experience fun. Second, Becca was amazing at the wedding. I have gotten so many compliments from guests on how great our band was. Everyone was dancing the...
entire time! It was the perfect mix of old & new songs and she made sure to hit all the songs we requested.
Reviewed On 7/01/2013 by Carli B
Becca and her band are great. They learned a handful of new songs for us and just have so much energy. Everyone at the wedding had a blast.
Reviewed On 7/27/2011 by Laura K
My now-husband and I decided early in our engagement that there were some things worth spending money on (music) and some things that no one would remember if we spent money on or not (chair covers, cocktail napkins, etc.) We couldn't be happie...
r that we invested in having the BKO play our wedding.
Becca is an awesome singer, not to mention a consummate professional. In our meetings she was completely prepared, honest, and full of good advice. On top of knowing how to make the music rock, she knows exactly how to keep the pace of the party going and how to keep things running smoothly. She'll also look out for YOU as the bride and groom and make sure that the timeline of the reception isn't so packed that you can't enjoy yourselves.
Becca and her band are absolutely incredible. Her musicians can play anything and she & her singers can sing anything, from Otis Redding to Katy Perry. Their song list is very up-to-date, but they are willing to adjust their selections to your personal tastes (which, for us, meant no Lady Gaga). When they played our wedding, the dance floor was packed literally the entire time. Almost everyone stayed until the lights got turned back on. We are still receiving compliments about the band. We are thrilled that we went with the BKO, and can't imagine it having gone any better.
Reviewed On 7/18/2011 by Andria W
The main thing I wanted for the reception was a fabulous celebration where everyone could party down the entire night. Becca gave us just that. Everyone absolutely LOVED them! Becca kept the party going the whole night with amazing music and...
spirit. I still can't believe everyone booed when they called the last song!
But besides Becca's AMAZING work, she was so wonderful to work with throughout the entire process. She was so patient with all my requests, listened to everything we asked for and incorporated it all flawlessly. Becca and her band were the reason that we threw the best wedding any of our friends and family had ever been to, and I couldn't have asked for anything more!!
If you want to bring the house down at your wedding, you HAVE to hire Becca!!!
Reviewed On 11/26/2010 by Hillary G
My husband and I were in between two bands for our wedding and ended up with the Becca Kaufman Orchestra. All we can say is THANK GOD!!!!
There are really no words for Becca. We didn't have the easiest venue to get married at (to say the l...
east), but what we did have was the most amazing vendors to rally together to make our night far exceed our expectations.
Becca was extremely accommodating, friendly, helpful, TALENTED and enjoyable to work with. Our family and friends love an excuse to dance and party and Becca and her band delivered. From the moment they started playing, the dance floor was packed! We had people coming up to us at the wedding, while they were dancing to rave about Becca and her band and how great her song choice and energy was. We hadn't received the final play list for the wedding and so I have to admit, I was a little nervous (its in my blood), but did they deliver and entertain...
There are no words to describe how wonderful Becca is. They worked so incredibly hard for us to the point where there was an issue with the stairs on the stage during set up, and she used her equipment to make the step. She could have ignored it and not worried about it, but because she was so invested in our evening and making our night perfect, she rallied with our planner and our florist to make sure we had the night of our lives. That was just one of the many (many) things she did to ensure our night was great and that tells you something about her character and work ethic and we couldn't have been happier to have her with us that night.
Her and her band are truly incredible and if you were to see any of my pictures, you would know that they rocked it out!!
Highly recommended and I have 150 other people that can tell you the same!