Client Reviews



Larry,
I can't thank you enough for your wonderful performance at our wedding reception. You were the best part! Everyone came up and commented on how much fun they had because of the band, including a guest who has not danced in 5 years. You all are incredibly talented and made the day go so smoothly. Not only did you play amazing music but having Larry as the evening's MC took all the pressure off my husband and me. A special thanks to Larry and Rebecca for guiding my husband and I through a stressful wedding planning process and transferring it into a seamless event. Anyone who is planning a wedding but is unsure about having a live band, or is nervous about the day of activities should absolutely hire Larry. He'll make sure your day is everything you want it to be and more.

Love,
Hilary & JD

Larry,
Words do not adequately express how happy and impressed Sandy and I were with your performance on Saturday night. The string ensemble during cocktails and the jazz ensemble during dinner set a perfect tone. Your introductions worked beautifully, and most importantly the full orchestra performance was simply phenomenal! You kept people dancing the whole night.

We heard many comments such as "this is the best band I have ever heard"! One friend told me "I don't have a wedding coming up, but I'd love to have a party just to see this band again". The music sounded so good, the playlist was perfect and you and your orchestra were also a pleasure to watch. Plus, you were right about the strings being an excellent addition. They were fun to watch and added a big entertainment factor!

If you ever need a good reference just let us know. We'd be happy to share our great experience with anyone!

Bill Haack

Dear Larry,
We cannot thank you enough for making our wedding a dream come true! We had an incredible night and it could not have happened without you. Your extra touches of the guitar at the ceremony and playing longer than scheduled will always be appreciated as we cherish the memories of our day. Please let us know if and when you need information on South Africa. Our trip was amazing and we could not leave without bringing "The King" for a King.

Love,
Nicole & Jeff Kallas

Larry,
As we searched for the perfect venue for our wedding we heard from multiple people that the Larry King Orchestra (LKO) was, by far, the best wedding band in Chicago. We booked LKO right after booking our venue - Galleria Marchetti. Immediately upon signing the contract we knew we made the right decision. Larry and his staff were responsive, attentive and just all around great! When it got closer to our wedding we met with Larry to pick out our full song list. He was so helpful and really got to know us to make sure we picked the perfect songs. At the wedding LKO completely blew us away. Not only did the Band sound incredible, Larry kept the crowd happy, laughing and dancing. We had the best time at our wedding, and I know a lot of that is because of LKO. Multiple family members and friends said LKO was the best wedding band they had EVER seen. We could not agree more! We highly recommend LKO!!

Love,
Lindsay & Jay McGovern

Larry King Orchestra
If you want the best band in the city call LKO right now!!!! If they are available for your wedding day, consider yourself the luckiest bride and book them ASAP! For real!! Larry and the rest of the band are so talented but also will bring energy like you've never seen at a wedding. My husband and I wanted nothing but a full on dance party and LKO delivered and then some. There are tons of bands to choose from in Chicago however LKO really stands out from the rest.

XO's
Chrissy and Brady McDaniel

Larry,
Dan and I attended a wedding two years earlier where the Larry King Orchestra performed, and as soon as we were engaged, we knew we HAD to book them! We would have changed our wedding date around LKO's availability if we had to! Quite simply, the band MADE our wedding. When we think back to that night, the phenomenal atmosphere, completely packed dance floor, and the permanent smiles on our faces were all made possible by the incredible musicianship of LKO. We still get compliments today - two years later - about how amazing the music was at our wedding. It makes us want to do the night over and over again!

Thank you!
Catherine & Dan Boylan

Hi Larry,
Scott and I wanted to thank you for literally the most "kick ass" party! The music was amazing! And from what I hear you had everyone crying during the ceremony with the music you sang! People were shocked and they never heard that before! I can't say enough and everyone said how amazing you were that night! I would give anything to go back! It was seriously my dream to have you and everything was great! Hopefully you have some "new" material and I didn't make you too crazy! I hope to get to see you again!

Thank you! Thank you!
Jessica and Scott Kramer

Dear Larry,
Thank you for making this the night of our lives. Your orchestra absolutely CRUSHED it on every level!! We couldn't be more grateful to all of you for being the BEST and MOST TALENTED musicians in ALL OF CHICAGO! They always say the band makes the wedding, and our guests did not stop talking about how phenomenal you were. We look forward to seeing you all in a few months at Marlee's wedding and wish you all the best in 2017.

Love,
Phil and Fara

Larry,
Still dancing!!! Unbelievable!!! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. YOU, my friend, made the evening a true celebration.

It WAS swanky. It WAS sexy. It WAS festive. It WAS fun. It WAS perfect!!!

It was a joy working with you over the last year. All the collaboration. All the last minute tweaks. And the ultimate delivery. You are the master, a true showman and an incredible gift. Thank you, Larry. Each element delivered beyond our imagination.

You "got it" buddy ..... BIG time. Nothing but joy on our end.

Warmly,
Laura and Joe

Larry,
Thank you SO much for everything. I really can't thank you enough for making the night so perfect! Literally every person at the wedding couldn't stop saying how amazing you and your team were!

YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!!!

- Ashley and David Murav

Larry,
Words cannot even begin to express how appreciative I am for all your help during this process. I can honestly say if it weren't for you, I'm not sure we would have made it through the wedding! You were so easy to work with and had an amazing vision from the start! I instantly felt connected to you based on our awful link to this disease. You were always so positive and so willingly to help us in every way imaginable. It will always be one of my favorite nights when we came in for our music meeting with my father and he enjoyed himself so much. I have also been receiving non-stop compliments on how amazing you guys did. Everyone keeps telling me that you had such an amazing and wonderful band, or who are those guys I need their name because they are great. You made the night so much fun! Thank you so much for everything you did for us, it was beyond amazing!

- Emily

Larry,
You are a rockstar! Jess and I had so much fun partying with you at our wedding. I get emotional re-living the precious moments. I Need Never Get Old, Have a Little Faith In Me, its all just so beautiful.
We have heard a lot of positive feedback from our guests. Everyone was blown away by your performance.
Maybe Jess and I can come by the studio some time for some singing and dancing.

Much love,
- Jess and Jeff

Hello Rebecca and Larry,
Thank you and your musical team for making the Burks-Chatmon wedding a huge success! You turned Indianapolis upside down this past weekend!! The planning process and performance was exceptional! My clients and their guests loved every moment of the entertainment. Most of them are experienced travelers that attend parties all over the world, and everyone was over the moon thanks to all of you. LKO's energy and interaction with the audience was amazing! The only disappointment was when the music stopped at the end of the reception. We didn't want the night to end! Again, thank you so much for all you did to make their special day one to remember - it was truly awesome!!

Best and Many Thanks,
- David Jackson

Larry,
We wanted to thank you for making our wedding an AMAZING party! I can't even put into words how blown away everyone was with your music. You're a Music God!! We are so thankful and truly honored to have worked with you. Your talents and professionalism are next to none. We thank you!

Love,
- Andrea & Zachary Mazzetta

Hi Larry, Hi Rebecca,
THANKS for all of your help in making the Rothenberg wedding such a success! Larry - the band sounded amazing, as always. Clients were THRILLED! Looking forward to working with you both again soon!

- Meghan Andalman
Owner & Lead Planner Lovebird Events

Hi Larry!
Thanks for a great job last night at the Housewares Charity Foundation Gala 2016. You have a very talented group of musicians in your orchestra and I am glad we had the chance to meet each other.

Many thanks!
- Ann Marie Arzt
President, EventScape, Inc.

Hi Rebecca and Larry,
It was so amazing working with you both for Alexis and Brian's wedding. Your communication was topnotch leading up to the wedding and the day of was so much fun. Everyone was dancing all night. Thanks for being wonderful to work with!!!

Best,
- Carlene Smith
Owner & Lead Event Planner at Naturally Yours Events

Dear Larry and All Band Members,
WOW! You know how to set a tone for a wedding party never to be forgotten. So much fun in every way from the moment you step into the room everyone cannot stop talking about you and your entire orchestra and singers. So thank you for making this special day so amazing, so perfect!

Warmly,
- Stephanie & Bruce Gershon

Hi Larry,
I just wanted to thank you for the beautiful music LKO played during my daughter's wedding at The Drake Hotel. Your orchestra was just fabulous! I received so many phone calls regarding the wedding and everyone included the "band" in on the compliments. The dancing never stopped which is what everyone wants at their weddings. I had to laugh because the Father/Daughter dance was to Elton John's "Tiny Dancer" and some of our cousins ran to the stage thinking it was really Elton John, thats how good you sounded. I have a son so I hope we will get to hire Larry King Orchestra for his wedding as well.

Thanks again,
- Andrea Milano

Hi Larry,
How do I begin to count the amount of compliments and praise we received after our daughter's. I knew the instant we spoke you were exactly the right person to provide the musical entertainment for Brittany and Brian's wedding. You blended in the old with the new and everything in between. You had everyone from our 10 year old flower girl to our 93 year old grandmother on the dance floor. You promised you would pack the dance floor and effortlessly, or so it seemed, you came through with flying colors! Exciting, fun, entertaining, elegant and fabulous are words that come to mind!

Everyone was blown away by you and your orchestra's talent, energy and enthusiasm! I believe everyone getting married in the next two years took down your information realizing how important the music is to the success of a wedding event.

Thank you, thank you and thank you again Larry! You are truly the best!!!

- Susan L.

Larry and Rebecca,
Josh and I want to thank you for all the time and energy you put into the wedding. Larry, you completely nailed it. From every detail you just went above and beyond.. The music was just killer, everyone said they'd never heard a band like that.. It was just amazing. Thank you guys again, everything we wanted and discussed was put into action- the first dance into salsa, the introductions, the first Jewish set, the bedeken! Everything.

THANK YOU AGAIN!!!

Love,
- The Londons!!!

Hi Rebecca,
We just wanted to say thank you times a million to you, and Larry, and everyone in the band that played our wedding! They are 100% the reason why our wedding was so much fun. We were getting compliments left and right about how amazing they were! The second that our first dance started, I was completely blown away and knew we were going to have an absolutely great night.

Words cannot express our gratitude & everyone…I mean everyone commented on your unbelievabe sound. Amazing!

Thank you so much again!
- Brittany & Matt Druker

Dear Wonderful, Talented, Charming, Fabulous Larry,
Hands down…You and your band made the entire evening! From your vocalist as Jenny walked down the aisle during the ceremony to the last song that you played, you created an atmosphere that kept every single guest dancing and in awe of every minute. We could have had Sliders, no flowers and been in a shack and it still would have been the greatest wedding ever-and thats 100% because of you!

Words cannot express our gratitude & everyone, I mean everyone commented on your unbelievabe sound. Amazing!

Love, love, love you!!
- Joni & Mark Goodman

Hands down, THE BEST IN THE INDUSTRY.
Band was the most important part of our wedding when picking vendors. When we met with Larry King, it was an instant connection. He gets it. He LOVES music and is unbelievably passionate about what he does.

I can't tell you how many people came up to us at our wedding to say how amazing the band was. The energy was OFF.THE.CHARTS... I have never seen so many people on the dance floor, all night!!!! LKO absolutely made our wedding night.

Larry surpassed our expectations, he is without a doubt, the best in the industry and will rock your world.

WE LOVE YOU, LARRY!!!
- Susie P.

LKO
Larry King played at my wedding a few weeks ago and he did an amazing job! He was a pleasure to work with before hand and went above and beyond to make sure everyone had a blast at the wedding. We all danced the night away because he really kept the energy up!

- Rachel G.

Larry King Orchestra
LKO was the absolute highlight of our entire wedding! We wanted a custom ceremony with Larry singing live with instrumentals. It was executed to perfection! Our party was AMAZING! We wanted complete high energy the ENTIRE night and the dance floor to be packed. AND IT WAS! Every guest was raving about LKO for weeks following and we are still hearing rave reviews. Larry even surprised my husband and I with a second "first dance" and it was amazing! WE LOVE LARRY KING ORCHESTRA!

- Lindsay and Patrick McFarlane

Larry King Orchestra
Quite literally the greatest wedding band in Chicago.

We had so many people tell us they thought LKO was a touring band. We worked together to plan a set based on the expected guest list in oder to make sure the floor was packed the whole time. As part of this planning process, Larry worked with us through several meetings and offered suggestions that proved they are real pros. We are ready to be groupies as we cannot wait to see them again!

- Alfredo C.

Larry,
First and most importantly, I hope that all is well with you and your families. I am sure that, in the middle of summer, you are extremely busy.

Leora and I wanted to write because now, almost 2 months removed from June 5, people are still talking about the most amazing band that was playing at the Shelomovitz/Friedman wedding. These are people who have been to MANY weddings and are not easily impressed. Needless to say, you left a lasting impression from Chicago to Pittsburgh to New York to Miami and all the way to Israel.

More importantly than that, Leora and I continue to rave about how perfectly you nailed exactly what we wanted. We had very specific requests and a very eclectic style, yet no challenge was too great for you; you got it exactly right. You guys were so much fun to be around and we loved that 30 minute meetings with you turned into 3 hour hangouts. We only hope that we are fortunate enough to be able to have the LKO experience again.

Again, thank you all for everything.
- Leora & Eli

Greetings Larry!!

We are so sorry that this email is long over due! We returned from our mini-moon last week and have been meaning to write since we landed. Somehow the days continue to fly by and we feel terrible that it’s taken until now to finally write…I guess time flies when you’re newly wed ;)

We just want to thank you, Larry, and the entire Orchestra for making our wedding so amazing!!

You undoubtedly made our wedding celebration an absolute blast! The dance floor was packed all night and everyone–young and old (yes, even our grandparents)— rocked out and busted a move through the wee hours of the night. Thank you to the sensational talent of the band and for delivering such a high energy performance that made the crowd go wild! We hoped for a non-stop, lively party and you brought your A Game—the warmth and enthusiasm of the orchestra was infectious and the night was a dream come true! Thank you for helping us create an all out dance party that we will cherish forever!

Since our wedding, the phones have yet to stop ringing, our email inboxes are full, and when visiting with wedding guests since our big day, they have not stopped raving about the talent and superb performance LKO delivered at our wedding. Several of our guests happened to be musicians themselves and with their discerning tastes, it is rare that they compliment other musical talent. However, even they can’t stop gushing about how wonderful you were!!

Thank you SO much for making our wedding absolutely magical!!!! It was a pleasure to work with you and we hope to see you at our next big life milestone event!!!

Warmly,
- Liz (Demar) & Jason Simon

Larry,
Thank you so much for putting on an amazing “concert” this past weekend. The band was phenomenal! I must have been told 100 times that night that the band was amazing. When Lauren and I first met you, I knew our wedding was going to be special with you guys there. I personally had the best time with you guys. Letting me sing with you was amazing; plus at the end when I was singing solo, you put the Vocoder on my voice and everyone was like “I didn’t know Ricky could sing!” Mad props to you and the band. I will always recommend you to everyone who wants to crush it on their wedding night. (If they’re not up for partying then they should go with someone else.) Thanks again for being a huge part of a night we will never forget.

Love,
- Ricky & Lauren

Larry,
We just got back in town from our honeymoon. We truly cannot thank you enough for making our wedding such an overwhelming success. A day hasn’t gone by since the wedding where someone hasn’t told us yet again something like “Larry King Orchestra was the best band I have ever seen” or “your wedding band made your wedding the best wedding ever.”

Even our photographer hopped on the LKO train with a shout-out to you guys as the “best band I have ever heard at a wedding” on her blog where she posted some of our pictures. There’s even a cool shot of Larry doing his thing :)

We knew you guys were gonna be great, but you truly blew away any expectation we possibly could have had. Thank you for giving us one of the best nights of our lives. We’ll be sure to recommend you guys to everyone we know (though I don’t think we’ll have to say too much to anyone in attendance at our wedding.) I think even the older folks wished they could get married again just to have you play at their wedding.

Take care and hope to run into you soon,
— Aaron & Alison Rosenthal

Larry King Orchestra,
Austin and I just wanted to thank you for the amazing and outstanding job you guys did at our wedding. You guys truly helped make it a day and event that we and everyone else can’t stop talking about. I have had so many people call and email us and our families talking about how we had the best band they have ever heard.

As Austin and I were on our honeymoon for the last three weeks we kept rehashing how amazing the wedding was. The one thing we kept saying to each other was that you guys really made the wedding. I don’t think there are words for us to tell you how thankful and happy we are with your performance. A month after the wedding as we are getting back into the swing of things back home I have had friends continue to tell us how awesome you were.

Thank you for making our wedding a remarkable event!!!!!!!
— Austin and Stacy Marks

Orchard Lake, MI

Dear Larry,
Having worked my way through high school and college playing drums, often six nights a week, I played more weddings than I care to remember, none however like the venue at the InterContinental, and never with musicians as talented and professional at yours.

Considering the broad age spread of the attendees, everyone felt they got a large dose of their favorites whether oldies, R&B, country, rap or contemporary. The vocalists were superb, and the excitement, passion and the personalities of the players quite exceptional.

Many thanks to you and your team for making Jessica and Erik’s party so memorable.

Kindest regards,
— Geof Bloom, Father of the Bride

Dear Larry and your AMAZING orchestra,
There are no words that describe how magnificent our wedding was and your orchestra deserves all of the credit. The night was absolutely spectacular, the music was unbeatable and the dance floor was packed all night. Thank you for the most memorable first dance to “Every Time We Touch.” Our family and friends are still, months later, talking about the incredible, talented and fantastic Larry King Orchestra! We didn’t leave the dance floor for one minute and we now have the pictures to prove it. You were not only a pleasure to work with, but your enthusiasm and excitement for our wedding was evident throughout the entire planning process. Ending the night with “Go Cubs Go” was a perfect ending to a perfect night. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Keep on doing what you do-you guys are the BEST!

With Love,
— Karee & Jason Schwartz

Dear Larry,
I cannot say enough how fabulous you & your orchestra were for Leah & Scott’s wedding. We have received countless phone calls & emails raving about the music! Your energy was tremendous and everyone was out on the dance floor having a great time all night. You really contributed a huge amount to making the wedding a success. We wish we could sign you up in advance for our other kids weddings! When the time comes you will be the first on our list. Thank you again for a wonderful evening of music.

Warmly,
— Linda & Jeff Stern

Larry King Orchestra,
All that I can say is WOW, AMAZING and most of all YOU ROCK! We knew our wedding was going to be an amazing night, but your band made it truly unforgettable. Our dance floor was NEVER empty! Family and friends are still talking about how incredible you sounded. Thank you for everything!

Love,
— Rachel & Kit Harley

To The Larry King Orchestra,
Thank You for putting on such an amazing show on our wedding day! Our guests won’t stop talking about how great you guys were! You really kept the crowd going-and they would have stayed until 5am if they could have. Feel free to use us as a reference if you like.

All the best,
— Cindy & Richard Roche

Dear Larry (and band),
Where in the world do I begin? Larry, dear GOD were you all wonderful at my wedding!! It is sincerely and truly difficult for me to express to you how deeply your performance touched us and all of our guests. You were phenomenal! Amazing! Magnificent! Absolutely Incredible! To this day I continue to hear how much everyone loved “that band!” “Cindy…that band-They were awesome!” I just smile, nod and say “I know.”

Really, Larry, what you brought to our wedding day cannot be explained nor measured. You made my wedding dream come to life, and I mean that. I’ve never felt so much life, so much love all at once and your gift of music and the passion with which it was played was just beautiful. From the bottom of our hearts, Aaron and I thank you. For as long as we live, we’ll never forget the gift you gave to us.

Much Love and Thanks,
— Cindy & Aaron Skalicky

Larry, Larry, Larry,
What can we say? You rocked the house. You cannot imagine how much positive feedback we got about you guys. People said they felt like they were at a concert. Many said it was the best wedding they’d ever been to and you guys were a huge part of that! Thank you for learning those songs…Robert Bradley and Jerry Garcia would be proud! You helped make our wedding the greatest night of our lives and we are eternally grateful.

— Steph Penner-Degodny & Stephen Degodny

Dear Larry,
On behalf of Scot, my parents and I we would like to thank you for the wonderful job that you and your orchestra did at the wedding. We had the greatest time and everyone has been raving about it ever since. I had so many friends that said they always thought that they would want a DJ and did not like bands until they heard yours. You kept the wedding upbeat and the guests on the dance floor. We could not have asked for more. You sounded wonderful singing “Sogno” during the ceremony and people thought it was just amazing. Thank you for being so easy to work with and for helping make my wedding the fun and magical night that I had always dreamed of!

Fondly,
— Gwen & Scot Levine, Marsha & Marc Pekay

Dear Larry,
Please pass on to the band how much everyone loved your music, and how incredible you all were! You helped make Danielle’s day even more perfect, and it wouldn’t have been the same without your band. We appreciate all of your time and talent. You are the BEST and it was money well spent!

Thanks again,
— Larry & Donna Krause
San Francisco, CA

Larry,
Thank you so much for putting on an amazing “concert” this past weekend. The band was phenomenal! I must have been told 100 times that night that the band was amazing. When Lauren and I first met you, I knew our wedding was going to be special with you guys there. I personally had the best time with you guys. Letting me sing with you was amazing; plus at the end when I was singing solo, you put the Vocoder on my voice and everyone was like “I didn’t know Ricky could sing!” Mad props to you and the band. I will always recommend you to everyone who wants to crush it on their wedding night. (If they’re not up for partying then they should go with someone else.) Thanks again for being a huge part of a night we will never forget.

Love,
- Ricky & Lauren

Larry King Orchestra
LKO played at our wedding reception in June 2012 and absolutely killed. My wife and I have been to dozens of weddings in the last five years and there have never been more people on the dance floor than at our wedding. We are now spoiled. I listened to more than 50 bands that advertise themselves as great wedding bands in and around Chicago, and the only band even close is Rendezvous (they are also very, very good). We worked with Larry King to put together a playlist that was uniquely ours and it was clear during this process that they just love music and love putting on a show for your event. They bring a lot of energy and seem like they're having as much fun playing the music as we're having listening / dancing to it. Every conversation about our wedding over the last six months has involved a discussion about LKO and how great they were.

Almost forgot to mention their playlist is extensive and changes much more often than the list on their website. LKO also learned a couple of songs at our request, which they played perfectly.

- Justin B., Chicago, IL

LKO
Larry King Orchestra MC'ed and performed at our wedding. They are absolutely exceptional. I am of a music background and am picky when it comes to live music. Larry King and his band, along with his production crew nailed it! People are still talking to us about how amazing the band at our wedding was. Larry King is incredibly easy to work with. Larry himself is quite the character and has the high energy needed to take your event to a whole new level. He is loud and wild, but knows how to be reserved as well.

We had a Russian wedding which is slightly different than the standard American dinner and dance wedding format. Larry King and company were able to figure out the scheduling for food and music to accommodate our desires for the wedding schedule exactly as we wanted it. They also provided music for the ceremony and cocktail hour, as well as a jazz band to play the first hour of the reception during dinner and toasts. They ended the night by playing into our DJ meaning there was no gap in the dancing. As goes it with any wedding, we had a few moments where we had to improvise (unexpected guest giving a toast, A/V guy played video too soon) but Larry King expertly improvised around those situations and no one knew that anything was out of place. My wife and I pictured our wedding to be a dance-fest which is what Larry King gave us.

Highly recommended!!!
- Rob S., Highland Park

Dear Larry,
A very big Thank You for all of your help in making our event at Crystal Garden a huge success! The band was amazing and your DJ was awesome – please forward our thanks to him. We’ve received tremendous reviews regarding the music, venue and dinner and wanted to let you know. Again, thank you for your help and recommendations. We really appreciated it!

Sincerely,
— Jennifer McEwen
Cardinal Health

Larry,
You guys were absolutely fantastic! I can’t thank you enough. Packed dance floor at 2am… need I say more? You certainly have my vote to do the Cotillion again! You guys picked up so much of the essence of the Cotillion despite never having done it before. Your professionalism and willingness to take the time to learn every nuance made the evening perfect and seamless. Bravo.

Thank you again for everything. We’ll be in touch soon.

— Beth Coleman, Cotillion Chair
Passavant Cotillion & Christmas Ball

LKO
These guys are awesome. They play all sorts of music from your typical wedding songs to some more recent rock and hiphop even. And they sound very good. I saw them over the weekend at a wedding reception and I was very impressed. I think they could use more harmony vocals, but everything else was great. They have brass, rhythm, synth, vocals, the works. I dunno if you get to choose a setlist or if they come with them, but I'm sure they will improvise where necessary to appease the crowd. Excellent.

- Dan K., Carol Stream, IL

Larry King Orchestra
Larry and the band are AMAZING!!! Total professionals with very impressive musical resumes. They played at our wedding six years ago and people still tell me how awesome they were. I highly recommend them!

- Meg. L, Chicago, IL