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I have known Gregg for many years and was grateful when his band agreed to play our wedding in Southern Vermont. Gregg assembled the perfect play list and kept our guests on the dance floor the whole evening. You do not need to worry about the entertainment on your special day when working with Gregg and the band, as they are true professionals. We would highly recommend COL for any event in need of awesome vocals, great brass sound and varied rock, country and contemporary music.
Rick Bleser – 10/8/11

Hey Gregg! Last night was out of this world. Thank you guys so much for hands down the best time of our lives. We got tons of compliments on the band and several requests for your number. I really appreciate you letting my dad and I rock out with the band. Kelly wants her own tambourine now 😉 She also appreciates all the effort with her father/daughter dance. Thanks again and please send our best to the rest of the group. Cheers,Brian 9/17/11

Dear Gregg,
We just got back from our honeymoon!! We have been gushing since our wedding about what an amazing time we had, largely due to the talented folks, Cryin Out Loud. We loved you guys!! Honestly, our friends have been raving about what a great band we picked, and we could tell because no one left the dance floor after dinner!! We really want to thank you especially, Gregg, for making the music and experience so hands-on. From the bridesmaid playing the tambourine and air guitar on stage with the band to me and my husband rocking out to “I’ve got Friends in Low Places,” we have hysterical memories…and pictures! You guys rock!
Cara and Rafi – 8/6/11

Dear Greg and the band,

There simply are no words. I do believe Cryin’ Out Loud made that party a real party. No one, and I mean no one, could get over how great you were. Seriously, people are emailing me from all over and everybody mentions the band, including the photographer and the event planner. You did yourselves proud, to say the least.

We will be eternally grateful to you all for making the trip down to Cville. We hope you had a little time to have some fun and enjoy the city….
Again, a zillion thanks for performing at the wedding. You were the talk of Charlottesville. Love to you all and we hope to see you all again soon, Nancy and Chip

I’ve been part of the local music scene for 40 years now, and have seen bands come and go. Cryin Out Loud, in my opinion, is one of the finest horn bands to ever come out of the Capital District. The versatility of the material is outstanding, with everything you play sounding as close to the original recording as is humanly possible.

The horn section is reminisant of Chicago, with the rest of the group all being fantastic performers, and musicians.
Your new singer is smokin on stage, and you as the groups front man makes each and every performance, balls to the wall!

Our city is excited to have COL opening our popular concert series at historic, Powers Park on July 10. I’m looking forward to working with your group in 2010.

Vito Ciccarelli
City of Troy
Office of Special Events

We have very much enjoyed members of your band playing acoustically at our club for our monthly Happy Hours. The members have had nothing but fantastic comments and we will continue to have you back. It has been a pleasure working with you all.
Bob Desautels
General Manager
Colonie Golf & Country Club
“I have had the pleasure of working with Gregg on many different events through the years. He is always reliable, consistent and trustworthy. He brings high energy to all the events he has done for our company. I look forward to continuing our relationship with Gregg into the future.”

Jeanette Bowers Human Resources The Mallozzi Group


We can’t thank COL enough for traveling to the Adirondacks to play for our wedding!! Everyone commented on how amazing and engaging the band was! We wanted great entertainment, and we got it! We truly appreciate your professionalism and willingness to work with our needs. We can’t thank you enough for being part of our special day and helping to create wonderful memories for us and our guests. Thanks again!

Julie and Chris – 9/4/10

Hi Gregg,

I don’t even know where to start to tell you what a great time everyone had at Hillary’s party. Thanks doesn’t even begin to say how we feel that you would travel the distance and put on such a great show. Our phone rang off the hook yesterday with people telling us how much fun they had and that they had never heard a band like that before. Hillary’s uncle Tim has become your biggest fan. He says you remind him of the bands they used to have in college. He teaches science at Glens Falls school and my sister said he called everyone he knew yesterday to say what a great band he heard at his niece’s party. To say the least he loves to dance so he was in heaven. Please be sure to tell all the band members how much we appreciate all they did to make such a special birthday for Hillary.

Thanks again. Love, Cindy 4/17/11

Everyone should know what a pleasure it is to work with Gregg. He and his band provide the best entertainment in the Capital Region. Not only do they play great music, they engage the crowd, and no one leaves early. He was very professional and easy to work with, while we were trying to coordinate our slightly untraditional wedding. I could get a hold of him easily from the moment I thought about using the band right through the post wedding interactions. He and the band were tons of fun during the party, and as many of us know, while a good band is not needed to actually have a party and get married, a good band is a necessity for a fabulous party. Cryin’ Out Loud is always a fun time whether they are at a local venue, or as I can attest, at a wedding. There were so many, I can’t even recall the number of people who came to me days and weeks after the wedding saying it was the best wedding they had ever been to and the band was mentioned right along with it. Thank you Gregg and extend it to your band members for me too.

Jill Kelly – July ’11

Hi Gregg-

Just got back from our travels so wanted to send you a ‘thank you’ for everything! Your band did an absolutely fantastic job!! You made the party what it was and I can’t tell you how many people have called to rave about Cryin Out Loud! From the start we knew a band was the way to go- we could not have been happier with our choice to book with you. You now have life-long fans with Matt and I, and I think many other members of our family and friends— we might be kind of like your ‘groupies’ now! Hope you got some great footage for the promotional video- like I mentioned before, I would love to have a copy of it to re-live the crazy time that was our wedding! Many kudos to all of you- words can’t explain!

Thanks again,

Danielle and Matt 6/24/11


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