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Downtime Band

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ABOUT US

Downtime is a professional band in which each member has more than 10 years of performing experience. We play at weddings, corporate events and private parties. Being based out of St.... Read more
Downtime is a professional band in which each member has more than 10 years of performing experience. We play at weddings, corporate events and private parties. Being based out of St. Louis, allows us to travel throughout the Midwest very easily. Our goal is to provide fun and professional musical entertainment of all genres to all audiences. With Downtime’s wide variety of music, high energy, and quality sound, everyone will be sure to have a great time.



The variety of our comprehensive song list allows us to satisfy any audience. We are willing to learn, rehearse and perform up to 2 songs that can be included throughout the special night (such as the bride/groom first dance, father-daughter dance, etc.). Music will be provided during all band breaks to ensure continuous listening pleasure. The break music list can be collaboratively decided upon to supply the desired blend of musical diversity that best fits the special event. The band also offers a continuous band option where the band does not take a break. This can be requested for an additional cost. Emceeing adaptations will be made at the client’s discretion, as well as band size, instrumentation and acoustical levels to accommodate any facility. Included will also be a meeting up to a month prior to your event with Jon. Dance lights are an option at the request of the client. The group’s standard attire is a formal tuxedo for weddings and corporate parties, but casual wear is also available upon request. With the vast selection of options, Downtime guarantees complete satisfaction.

Downtime offers many different options for the variety band. Alterations to any of the following groups can be made to best fit any wedding reception or event.
7 Piece Group (Male & Female Vocals, Keyboard, Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Saxophone) 8 Piece Group (Standard Group Plus Saxophone & Trumpet) Additional Female Vocalist can be added to any size group Percussion/Background Vocals can be added to any size group Read less
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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Large (6+ musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Big Band, Blues, Classic Rock, Country, Dance, Funk, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your band's usual attire?
Formal
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
We always invite possible clients out to see the band in a live setting.
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
Yes, each band will learn up to two songs for each client.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
Can be anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours.
How much space do you usually require?
Depends on the type of venue and how large the band is.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
No.
Do you play recorded music during your break?
The bride & groom can either put a playlsit together on an iPod of music the band does not play or the band will bring music along to ensure the guests continue to dance during the break. We also have options of having the band play continuous or adding a DJ.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
Our deposit is half the total amount due back with a signed contract.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
From the moment I spoke with Jon at Downtime, I felt like he cared about the people he was working with as well as his music and his music. He got back to me promptly each time I needed to speak with him, and was never arrogant, or impatient with my many questions like other bands I spoke with. Jon was a team player when it came to working with our wedding planner, and the venue of the wedding. He not only did not cause problems, he was flexible, and willing to do whatever we needed in order to make our daughter's wedding special. The band looked professional, their voices were incredible, and they could read the crowd to perfection in order to know what songs to play when. They respected what song lists my daughter wanted and did not want played, and everyone kept asking us all night who the band was! You cannot go wrong with booking Downtime!
From the moment I spoke with Jon at Downtime, I felt like he cared about the people he was working with as well as his Read more...
From the moment I spoke with Jon at Downtime, I felt like he cared about the people he was working with as well as his music and his music. He got back to me promptly each time I needed to speak with him, and was never arrogant, or impatient with my many questions like other bands I spoke with. Jon was a team player when it came to working with our wedding planner, and the venue of the wedding. He not only did not cause problems, he was flexible, and willing to do whatever we needed in order to make our daughter's wedding special. The band looked professional, their voices were incredible, and they could read the crowd to perfection in order to know what songs to play when. They respected what song lists my daughter wanted and did not want played, and everyone kept asking us all night who the band was! You cannot go wrong with booking Downtime! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
11/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Downtime Band was amazing. They made our reception absolutely perfect! We have never heard better music at a wedding reception. Our guests danced the entire time. High energy and easy to work with made our night the best night ever. We would highly recommend your services to everyone!
Downtime Band was amazing. They made our reception absolutely perfect! We have never heard better music at a wedding Read more...
Downtime Band was amazing. They made our reception absolutely perfect! We have never heard better music at a wedding reception. Our guests danced the entire time. High energy and easy to work with made our night the best night ever. We would highly recommend your services to everyone! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Downtime Band was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding! From the start we knew we wanted a live band and were absolutely blown away when we went to listen to them. Within 10 minutes we knew we wanted to reserve them, but stayed longer just to enjoy the music. Once it became time to really start planning, their online process made it so easy to determine all the details for our event. I felt comfortable knowing they’d be ready to go when we needed them. I also love that they will learn two songs, specifically for you. We didn’t have to pick and choose our “wedding songs” based on their list.

The night of our wedding they did not disappoint. Our dance floor was packed the entire time. From my 2 ½ year-old niece to my 87 year-old great aunt, all were on their feet and enjoying the music. Downtime Band does a wonderful job of playing all genres of music, which allows everyone to find something they like and songs that make them want to dance. My biggest fear was having an empty dance floor at our reception and Downtime Band made sure that wasn’t the case.

I am constantly being told by our guests how much they loved the reception and that the band was amazing. One of our guests was raving about the band the next week and her recently engaged friend asked for their name. I was happy to pass along the recommendation! In addition to playing great music, all band members were a pleasure to be around. They were so much fun and really made the night even more special. I would highly recommend Downtime Band for any occasion, especially as wedding reception. I am hoping to find a reason to hire them again in the future!!
Downtime Band was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding! From the start we knew we wanted a live band and were Read more...
Downtime Band was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding! From the start we knew we wanted a live band and were absolutely blown away when we went to listen to them. Within 10 minutes we knew we wanted to reserve them, but stayed longer just to enjoy the music. Once it became time to really start planning, their online process made it so easy to determine all the details for our event. I felt comfortable knowing they’d be ready to go when we needed them. I also love that they will learn two songs, specifically for you. We didn’t have to pick and choose our “wedding songs” based on their list.

The night of our wedding they did not disappoint. Our dance floor was packed the entire time. From my 2 ½ year-old niece to my 87 year-old great aunt, all were on their feet and enjoying the music. Downtime Band does a wonderful job of playing all genres of music, which allows everyone to find something they like and songs that make them want to dance. My biggest fear was having an empty dance floor at our reception and Downtime Band made sure that wasn’t the case.

I am constantly being told by our guests how much they loved the reception and that the band was amazing. One of our guests was raving about the band the next week and her recently engaged friend asked for their name. I was happy to pass along the recommendation! In addition to playing great music, all band members were a pleasure to be around. They were so much fun and really made the night even more special. I would highly recommend Downtime Band for any occasion, especially as wedding reception. I am hoping to find a reason to hire them again in the future!! Read less
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daniele
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Dealing with Downtime from the beginning of the wedding planning process all the way to the wedding night was absolutely wonderful! I could not have asked for a better experience. Whenever I had a question, I ALWAYS received a quick response, no matter what time of day it was! The band members were so nice and had everyone on the dance floor the whole night! We did not want them to stop....so we ended up extending their play time at the end of the night! I would without a doubt recommend you them to anyone! They truly did help make our big day so wonderful!!!
Dealing with Downtime from the beginning of the wedding planning process all the way to the wedding night was absolutely Read more...
Dealing with Downtime from the beginning of the wedding planning process all the way to the wedding night was absolutely wonderful! I could not have asked for a better experience. Whenever I had a question, I ALWAYS received a quick response, no matter what time of day it was! The band members were so nice and had everyone on the dance floor the whole night! We did not want them to stop....so we ended up extending their play time at the end of the night! I would without a doubt recommend you them to anyone! They truly did help make our big day so wonderful!!! Read less
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Thomas
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
We went with SLAM band per a recommendation from a friend in the St. Louis music industry.

I was super happy with the way things worked out. They allowed us to choose a couple of songs for them to learn and they did great with that. The music was excellent, and they played a good variety that was unique.

The only complaint that I have of SLAM is the amount of time between songs. They do not have a pre-set set list for the event, which is advantageous because they choose the songs based on the crowd. However, after each number, the lead singer decides the next song and pauses to tell the rest of the band. At times, this lead to awkward standing around on the dance floor while they get everyone on the same page.

Otherwise, everything went real smoothly and they were easy to deal with.
We went with SLAM band per a recommendation from a friend in the St. Louis music industry.

I was super happy Read more...
We went with SLAM band per a recommendation from a friend in the St. Louis music industry.

I was super happy with the way things worked out. They allowed us to choose a couple of songs for them to learn and they did great with that. The music was excellent, and they played a good variety that was unique.

The only complaint that I have of SLAM is the amount of time between songs. They do not have a pre-set set list for the event, which is advantageous because they choose the songs based on the crowd. However, after each number, the lead singer decides the next song and pauses to tell the rest of the band. At times, this lead to awkward standing around on the dance floor while they get everyone on the same page.

Otherwise, everything went real smoothly and they were easy to deal with. Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Slam was absolutely amazing! If there is one thing we could change about our wedding it would have been to make more time to dance!! We received so many compliments on the band..their energy, quality, dance skills, songs, etc. They were so much fun and really kept the night going. We couldn't have asked for anything more in our band. The service leading up to the day was exceptional, Jon was always really quick with a response and any assistance we needed. And the day of was just perfect. We would recommend Slam 110% to anyone who wants to have a great time and get the crowd moving on their wedding day!
Slam was absolutely amazing! If there is one thing we could change about our wedding it would have been to make more time Read more...
Slam was absolutely amazing! If there is one thing we could change about our wedding it would have been to make more time to dance!! We received so many compliments on the band..their energy, quality, dance skills, songs, etc. They were so much fun and really kept the night going. We couldn't have asked for anything more in our band. The service leading up to the day was exceptional, Jon was always really quick with a response and any assistance we needed. And the day of was just perfect. We would recommend Slam 110% to anyone who wants to have a great time and get the crowd moving on their wedding day! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
I'm a really indecisive person, and it took my a LONG time to select a band or DJ for my wedding. I considered both options and multiple band choices, and while I did so, I sent Jon at Downtime multiple emails with LOTS of questions ... All the while, never making a firm decision. Through it all, Jon was totally nice and patient with me, and I finally booked Downtime Band for my May 11, 2013 wedding. I'm SO glad I did! The energy of the band really made the evening, and one of my guests, who is a musician himself, commented on how truly talented the band was. Throughout the night, we received so many comments like "this is the best wedding band I've ever heard!" They learned two songs for us, and they both were AWESOME! Jon also helped me make some quick decisions when the planned timing for first dances, toasts, etc. went off track a bit due to other circumstances. (In fact, he was MUCH more helpful that the event coordinator at my venue, so thank goodness he was there!!)

I used the lead singer that I think is mostly associated with one of their other bands "X Band." He was GREAT. I recommend him, for sure.

All in all, I can't say enough about how glad I am that I booked this band. If you do -- you won't regret it!!!! The only thing I regret is that the reception wasn't longer!!! :( I had the best time out there dancing with friends and family.

p.s. Make sure they play "Don't Stop Believing." The whole dance floor was singing along ... it was awesome!
I'm a really indecisive person, and it took my a LONG time to select a band or DJ for my wedding. I considered both Read more...
I'm a really indecisive person, and it took my a LONG time to select a band or DJ for my wedding. I considered both options and multiple band choices, and while I did so, I sent Jon at Downtime multiple emails with LOTS of questions ... All the while, never making a firm decision. Through it all, Jon was totally nice and patient with me, and I finally booked Downtime Band for my May 11, 2013 wedding. I'm SO glad I did! The energy of the band really made the evening, and one of my guests, who is a musician himself, commented on how truly talented the band was. Throughout the night, we received so many comments like "this is the best wedding band I've ever heard!" They learned two songs for us, and they both were AWESOME! Jon also helped me make some quick decisions when the planned timing for first dances, toasts, etc. went off track a bit due to other circumstances. (In fact, he was MUCH more helpful that the event coordinator at my venue, so thank goodness he was there!!)

I used the lead singer that I think is mostly associated with one of their other bands "X Band." He was GREAT. I recommend him, for sure.

All in all, I can't say enough about how glad I am that I booked this band. If you do -- you won't regret it!!!! The only thing I regret is that the reception wasn't longer!!! :( I had the best time out there dancing with friends and family.

p.s. Make sure they play "Don't Stop Believing." The whole dance floor was singing along ... it was awesome! Read less
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Christy
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding reception was a huge success thanks to Downtime Band. The thing I cared about most when planning our wedding was the reception music. All the other details didn't matter as much to me, as long as our guests had a great evening dancing the night away. When I told my fiance that I was adamant about having a live band, I even went as far to say that I would sacrifice a new wedding dress as long as I could have a live band. (Fortunately, with Downtimes' prices, I didn't have to do that.) I had a very pleasant experience with Downtime Productions from the moment we decided to book them. Jon was one of my favorite vendors, if not my most favorite, to work with. I really appreciated his responsiveness to my many questions. At the reception, and many days after, we received SO many compliments on the band. Even my mom's cousin who is in a band out of state, said he has never heard a better live wedding band, and he was very impressed by how little number of breaks they took. At one point in the evening, my mom stopped me at the reception and told me to look at the dance floor. It was packed! Almost everyone was still dancing, hours after dinner had been served, rather than leaving early. That was my ultimate goal. I could not have been happier with Downtime Band, and I would highly recommend them to anyone for any type of event.
Our wedding reception was a huge success thanks to Downtime Band. The thing I cared about most when planning our wedding Read more...
Our wedding reception was a huge success thanks to Downtime Band. The thing I cared about most when planning our wedding was the reception music. All the other details didn't matter as much to me, as long as our guests had a great evening dancing the night away. When I told my fiance that I was adamant about having a live band, I even went as far to say that I would sacrifice a new wedding dress as long as I could have a live band. (Fortunately, with Downtimes' prices, I didn't have to do that.) I had a very pleasant experience with Downtime Productions from the moment we decided to book them. Jon was one of my favorite vendors, if not my most favorite, to work with. I really appreciated his responsiveness to my many questions. At the reception, and many days after, we received SO many compliments on the band. Even my mom's cousin who is in a band out of state, said he has never heard a better live wedding band, and he was very impressed by how little number of breaks they took. At one point in the evening, my mom stopped me at the reception and told me to look at the dance floor. It was packed! Almost everyone was still dancing, hours after dinner had been served, rather than leaving early. That was my ultimate goal. I could not have been happier with Downtime Band, and I would highly recommend them to anyone for any type of event. Read less
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Meghan
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
The Downtime Band did an amazing job at our wedding! Living out of state, I didn’t have the chance to meet the band or to see them live, prior to our wedding. I was booking them based off of the videos on their website and I was not disappointed. They exceeded all of our expectations and gave an unforgettable performance! Everyone at the wedding danced all night and talked about what a wonderful time they had. We had a blast! The wedding was a huge success, thanks to Jon and the Downtime Band.

Meghan and Brad Mills
April 13th, 2013 – Integrity Hills
The Downtime Band did an amazing job at our wedding! Living out of state, I didn’t have the chance to meet the band or to Read more...
The Downtime Band did an amazing job at our wedding! Living out of state, I didn’t have the chance to meet the band or to see them live, prior to our wedding. I was booking them based off of the videos on their website and I was not disappointed. They exceeded all of our expectations and gave an unforgettable performance! Everyone at the wedding danced all night and talked about what a wonderful time they had. We had a blast! The wedding was a huge success, thanks to Jon and the Downtime Band.

Meghan and Brad Mills
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I can't thank Downtime Productions enough for everything they did to help with our wedding entertainment and reception. We were planning a wedding from out of town and from the very beginning of the process, Jon was extremely helpful, always responding in a timely fashion to all of my questions (and there were a ton at times!) We picked Push the Limit because we liked their versatility and ability to not only sing, but also perform songs from many genres. But it didn't stop after hiring the band. Jon went out of his way to help us with many of the details surrounding the reception. That brings me to the reception. Push the Limit was professional, considerate, and friendly. They took care to talk about details when we were not busy talking with friends and family. Most of all they were a blast!!! Everyone at the reception kept talking about how good the band was and wanted to know where we found them. But it doesn't stop there. After the wedding was over we received many notes and emails congratulating us once again. Nearly every one of these people stated that our band was amazing and we had many say that it was the best wedding band they had ever heard! We completely agree with them. Push the Limit kept our reception lively, playing a great song list with a perfect mix of oldies and current top 40. After nearly 4 hours of straight playing, there were still 20-30 people on the dance floor at midnight! While part of this I'm sure is due to the friends we have, it is also a huge testiment to the quality of the band. We could not have been happier with our decision to hire Push the Limit and will recommend them to anyone who asks (and already have once!) Thanks again for everything, and hopefully we'll have another reason to cross paths again.
My husband and I can't thank Downtime Productions enough for everything they did to help with our wedding entertainment Read more...
My husband and I can't thank Downtime Productions enough for everything they did to help with our wedding entertainment and reception. We were planning a wedding from out of town and from the very beginning of the process, Jon was extremely helpful, always responding in a timely fashion to all of my questions (and there were a ton at times!) We picked Push the Limit because we liked their versatility and ability to not only sing, but also perform songs from many genres. But it didn't stop after hiring the band. Jon went out of his way to help us with many of the details surrounding the reception. That brings me to the reception. Push the Limit was professional, considerate, and friendly. They took care to talk about details when we were not busy talking with friends and family. Most of all they were a blast!!! Everyone at the reception kept talking about how good the band was and wanted to know where we found them. But it doesn't stop there. After the wedding was over we received many notes and emails congratulating us once again. Nearly every one of these people stated that our band was amazing and we had many say that it was the best wedding band they had ever heard! We completely agree with them. Push the Limit kept our reception lively, playing a great song list with a perfect mix of oldies and current top 40. After nearly 4 hours of straight playing, there were still 20-30 people on the dance floor at midnight! While part of this I'm sure is due to the friends we have, it is also a huge testiment to the quality of the band. We could not have been happier with our decision to hire Push the Limit and will recommend them to anyone who asks (and already have once!) Thanks again for everything, and hopefully we'll have another reason to cross paths again. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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John
Wedding:
12/29/2012
5.0/5.0
If you're looking for a wedding dance band, look no further! Downtime Band (Productions) is simply the best, and Jon Spindler was incredibly easy to work with! We had so many positive comments throughout the evening regarding the band; the looked very professional, sounded great, kept the dance floor full all night, and it appeared they were having as much fun as we were! Absolutely perfect! Many guests were surprised we had your level of talent in the St. Louis region. Downtime Band was the perfect ending to my daughter's perfect wedding day! Thank You!
If you're looking for a wedding dance band, look no further! Downtime Band (Productions) is simply the best, and Jon Read more...
If you're looking for a wedding dance band, look no further! Downtime Band (Productions) is simply the best, and Jon Spindler was incredibly easy to work with! We had so many positive comments throughout the evening regarding the band; the looked very professional, sounded great, kept the dance floor full all night, and it appeared they were having as much fun as we were! Absolutely perfect! Many guests were surprised we had your level of talent in the St. Louis region. Downtime Band was the perfect ending to my daughter's perfect wedding day! Thank You! Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
12/29/2012
5.0/5.0
This was by far one of the best decisions my husband and I made. We had many compliments on the talent of the band, and the wonderful dancing music they played. They made the reception fun, and kept it going all night long. Our dance floor was always packed-and we had a big dance floor!

The band was wonderful and easy to work with. They had a website for us to sign onto to help plan the night as we figured out what times we wanted for toasts, dinner, first dance, etc. and the songs we wanted. They also learned two new songs for us, and helped me surprise my dad with a polka for our father-daughter dance.
This was by far one of the best decisions my husband and I made. We had many compliments on the talent of the band, and Read more...
This was by far one of the best decisions my husband and I made. We had many compliments on the talent of the band, and the wonderful dancing music they played. They made the reception fun, and kept it going all night long. Our dance floor was always packed-and we had a big dance floor!

The band was wonderful and easy to work with. They had a website for us to sign onto to help plan the night as we figured out what times we wanted for toasts, dinner, first dance, etc. and the songs we wanted. They also learned two new songs for us, and helped me surprise my dad with a polka for our father-daughter dance. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Rachel
Wedding:
12/15/2012
5.0/5.0
There are not enough adjectives to describe the awesomeness of SLAM, but I will try:
energizing, full of life, highlight of the party, talented, warm, and the list goes on.
SLAM made the reception a wonderful party, full of fun and music and they are extremely talented. Everyone loved them and they were one of our best choices in terms of vendors. I even told them they should charge more money (after our wedding, of course)- they are well worth twice the reasonable amount they charge. In my opinion, they will become the best and most booked wedding band in St. Louis, with the right amount of PR.
There are not enough adjectives to describe the awesomeness of SLAM, but I will try:
energizing, full of life, Read more...
There are not enough adjectives to describe the awesomeness of SLAM, but I will try:
energizing, full of life, highlight of the party, talented, warm, and the list goes on.
SLAM made the reception a wonderful party, full of fun and music and they are extremely talented. Everyone loved them and they were one of our best choices in terms of vendors. I even told them they should charge more money (after our wedding, of course)- they are well worth twice the reasonable amount they charge. In my opinion, they will become the best and most booked wedding band in St. Louis, with the right amount of PR. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
They were awesome!!! i loved every song that they played and so did other people. I had a lot of compliments on them.
They were awesome!!! i loved every song that they played and so did other people. I had a lot of compliments on them.
They were awesome!!! i loved every song that they played and so did other people. I had a lot of compliments on them. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Christina
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Downtime Band is absolutely fantastic. I would hire them in a heartbeat. Had our guests (ranging in age from 2-88) dancing all night long. Everyone had a blast dancing and they kept the party going - no one wanted to leave. Guests have commented since that the band was awesome. YOu can't go wrong with Downtime Productions, John Spindler, and the Downtime Band. Top notch service and outstanding performers. Can't say enough great things about them. Now I just need an excuse to hire them again.
Downtime Band is absolutely fantastic. I would hire them in a heartbeat. Had our guests (ranging in age from 2-88) dancing Read more...
Downtime Band is absolutely fantastic. I would hire them in a heartbeat. Had our guests (ranging in age from 2-88) dancing all night long. Everyone had a blast dancing and they kept the party going - no one wanted to leave. Guests have commented since that the band was awesome. YOu can't go wrong with Downtime Productions, John Spindler, and the Downtime Band. Top notch service and outstanding performers. Can't say enough great things about them. Now I just need an excuse to hire them again. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Rachel
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
This is an Amazing Band! They played the whole reception and every song was better than the next. They are amazing to work with and very accomidating. We took the opportunity to upgrade to their larger band Push The Limit, it was worth every penny.
This is an Amazing Band! They played the whole reception and every song was better than the next. They are amazing to work Read more...
This is an Amazing Band! They played the whole reception and every song was better than the next. They are amazing to work with and very accomidating. We took the opportunity to upgrade to their larger band Push The Limit, it was worth every penny. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Christine
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Excellent to work with. Great variety of music, and very fun! Everybody loved them!
Excellent to work with. Great variety of music, and very fun! Everybody loved them!
Excellent to work with. Great variety of music, and very fun! Everybody loved them! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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iowagrl
Wedding:
4/12/2008
5.0/5.0
I knew we had found a good band, but I was delighted to find Downtime better then even my best expectations! It gave the whole evening a very elegant feel and you really did take care of everything during the reception, I didn’t have a single worry. Everyone loved it, the dance floor was always filled, and I kept getting asked all night how we had managed to find you. Having a live band perform, and in particular Downtime…really made the difference. We can’t thank you enough!
I knew we had found a good band, but I was delighted to find Downtime better then even my best expectations! It gave the Read more...
I knew we had found a good band, but I was delighted to find Downtime better then even my best expectations! It gave the whole evening a very elegant feel and you really did take care of everything during the reception, I didn’t have a single worry. Everyone loved it, the dance floor was always filled, and I kept getting asked all night how we had managed to find you. Having a live band perform, and in particular Downtime…really made the difference. We can’t thank you enough! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I don't think I could do justice in words just how fantastic Downtime Band was in the planning and performance for our wedding reception. The planning and coordination with the band was professional and personal. The Band made the reception unforgettable! We had several special requests and Downtime Band was flexible and accommodating to everything! The dance floor was packed the entire evening and we received continuos feedback from the guests that the band was incredible! I can't thank them enough for making one of the most important days of my life even more memorable!
I don't think I could do justice in words just how fantastic Downtime Band was in the planning and performance for our Read more...
I don't think I could do justice in words just how fantastic Downtime Band was in the planning and performance for our wedding reception. The planning and coordination with the band was professional and personal. The Band made the reception unforgettable! We had several special requests and Downtime Band was flexible and accommodating to everything! The dance floor was packed the entire evening and we received continuos feedback from the guests that the band was incredible! I can't thank them enough for making one of the most important days of my life even more memorable! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
I can't express how awesome this band is! Downtime seriously exceeded all of my expectations. They weren't just good - they really customized everything the way that we wanted and the music they played kept the party going all night. So many of my guests said that they are the best band they have ever heard at a wedding! They definitely contributed to making our day even more special than we expected!
I can't express how awesome this band is! Downtime seriously exceeded all of my expectations. They weren't just good - Read more...
I can't express how awesome this band is! Downtime seriously exceeded all of my expectations. They weren't just good - they really customized everything the way that we wanted and the music they played kept the party going all night. So many of my guests said that they are the best band they have ever heard at a wedding! They definitely contributed to making our day even more special than we expected! Read less
Services Used: Band
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meggymo
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
The X Band played at our wedding and was fantastic. We had already scheduled a DJ and then later on booked the X Band. They did a great job working with us through the process and working with the DJ at the reception. Our only regret is that we didn't have more time for the band. They played everything we asked and sounded excellent. Highly recommended
The X Band played at our wedding and was fantastic. We had already scheduled a DJ and then later on booked the X Band. Read more...
The X Band played at our wedding and was fantastic. We had already scheduled a DJ and then later on booked the X Band. They did a great job working with us through the process and working with the DJ at the reception. Our only regret is that we didn't have more time for the band. They played everything we asked and sounded excellent. Highly recommended Read less
Services Used: Band
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Kate
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Above and beyond! Jon & the band truly made our reception memorable for us and for our guests. We had compliments all night (and continue to receive them!) about how great the music was - the selection, the energy and the performance. Working with Jon leading up to the wedding was seamless. He delivered on everything he promised (and so much more!). Jon is quick to respond to any request and made me feel as if I was the only bride he was working with - solid attention all the way. The band was incredible - every song they learned for us, especially our first dance and the father/daughter dance was spot on - just perfect. They played every song as if it was the first song of the night - with energy, excitement and fun. We felt as if they were having as much fun as we were! If you want your guests to have a blast at your event, you cannot go wrong by hiring this talented, FUN group!
Above and beyond! Jon & the band truly made our reception memorable for us and for our guests. We had compliments all Read more...
Above and beyond! Jon & the band truly made our reception memorable for us and for our guests. We had compliments all night (and continue to receive them!) about how great the music was - the selection, the energy and the performance. Working with Jon leading up to the wedding was seamless. He delivered on everything he promised (and so much more!). Jon is quick to respond to any request and made me feel as if I was the only bride he was working with - solid attention all the way. The band was incredible - every song they learned for us, especially our first dance and the father/daughter dance was spot on - just perfect. They played every song as if it was the first song of the night - with energy, excitement and fun. We felt as if they were having as much fun as we were! If you want your guests to have a blast at your event, you cannot go wrong by hiring this talented, FUN group! Read less
Services Used: Band
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bencarp04
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Downtime was incredible! They set the mood for the evening and our friends and family are still talking about how good they were.
Downtime was incredible! They set the mood for the evening and our friends and family are still talking about how good Read more...
Downtime was incredible! They set the mood for the evening and our friends and family are still talking about how good they were. Read less
Services Used: Band
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brooke.dla
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Downtime did a phenomenal job at our wedding! They were exactly what I was looking for in a live band including professional appearance, high energy and a great selection of songs. EVERYONE loved them! We are continuously getting compliments about how great they were and how much everyone enjoyed them. Some of the best memories of the day was seeing friends and family having such a great time on the dance floor! I was extremely satisfied with how easy they were to work with and their performance!
Downtime did a phenomenal job at our wedding! They were exactly what I was looking for in a live band including Read more...
Downtime did a phenomenal job at our wedding! They were exactly what I was looking for in a live band including professional appearance, high energy and a great selection of songs. EVERYONE loved them! We are continuously getting compliments about how great they were and how much everyone enjoyed them. Some of the best memories of the day was seeing friends and family having such a great time on the dance floor! I was extremely satisfied with how easy they were to work with and their performance! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Mary
Wedding:
4/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Downtime was a class act from the first phone call to ask if they would be willing to travel to MN. They were the highlight of the reception. The guests loved them and their interaction with the guests was so fun.
We first heard of them when they played at our son't wedding in Decatur IL, and when my daughter got engaged the first question asked of us was "Do you think we could get Downtime?" YES we did!!! And we would get them again if we get the opportunity.
Downtime was a class act from the first phone call to ask if they would be willing to travel to MN. They were the Read more...
Downtime was a class act from the first phone call to ask if they would be willing to travel to MN. They were the highlight of the reception. The guests loved them and their interaction with the guests was so fun.
We first heard of them when they played at our son't wedding in Decatur IL, and when my daughter got engaged the first question asked of us was "Do you think we could get Downtime?" YES we did!!! And we would get them again if we get the opportunity. Read less
Services Used: Band
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RebeccaW
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Downtime was the BEST wedding decision I made! They can play just about anything and if they don't know it, they can learn it! We asked them to learn our first dance song and during the dance, my husband asked "Is this the recording??" - they did such a fantastic job learning the song that it sounded just like the artist! PHENOMENAL! Jon was a treat to work with. He was always following up on emails and any questions I had - perfect to work with during all the crazy wedding planning. Money well spent!
Downtime was the BEST wedding decision I made! They can play just about anything and if they don't know it, they can learn Read more...
Downtime was the BEST wedding decision I made! They can play just about anything and if they don't know it, they can learn it! We asked them to learn our first dance song and during the dance, my husband asked "Is this the recording??" - they did such a fantastic job learning the song that it sounded just like the artist! PHENOMENAL! Jon was a treat to work with. He was always following up on emails and any questions I had - perfect to work with during all the crazy wedding planning. Money well spent! Read less
Services Used: Band
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barbara
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Downtime was the absolute best band we could have had for our wedding. Our guests had a blast, the music was outstanding, and people still talk about the band ... and we got married nine months ago! And, not to mention, Downtime is great to work with leading up to the big day!
Downtime was the absolute best band we could have had for our wedding. Our guests had a blast, the music was outstanding, Read more...
Downtime was the absolute best band we could have had for our wedding. Our guests had a blast, the music was outstanding, and people still talk about the band ... and we got married nine months ago! And, not to mention, Downtime is great to work with leading up to the big day! Read less
Services Used: Band
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jillylovesthecardinals
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Downtime Band was one of the best choices we made for our wedding. They were so lively, fun, and energetic - I'm pretty sure every single wedding guest was out on the dance floor! We featured a pianist at our wedding ceremony, who was awesome, and then the full band at the reception. We received so many compliments on the music - we were certainly pleased! Music definitely makes or breaks a reception, and in our case, Downtime definitely made our wedding day special!
Downtime Band was one of the best choices we made for our wedding. They were so lively, fun, and energetic - I'm pretty Read more...
Downtime Band was one of the best choices we made for our wedding. They were so lively, fun, and energetic - I'm pretty sure every single wedding guest was out on the dance floor! We featured a pianist at our wedding ceremony, who was awesome, and then the full band at the reception. We received so many compliments on the music - we were certainly pleased! Music definitely makes or breaks a reception, and in our case, Downtime definitely made our wedding day special! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Maggie
Wedding:
7/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Downtime Productions played at our July wedding in Missouri. They were the best money spent BY FAR that night. They were professional, well-priced and so fun. The reception can drag without great entertainment and Downtime had EVERYONE on their feet! They played a wonderful array of music, kept the energy up and really made the party a blast. I would hire them again in a heartbeat! Best decision I made as far as vendors for my wedding. Thanks Downtime, you made my wedding memories perfect.
Downtime Productions played at our July wedding in Missouri. They were the best money spent BY FAR that night. They were Read more...
Downtime Productions played at our July wedding in Missouri. They were the best money spent BY FAR that night. They were professional, well-priced and so fun. The reception can drag without great entertainment and Downtime had EVERYONE on their feet! They played a wonderful array of music, kept the energy up and really made the party a blast. I would hire them again in a heartbeat! Best decision I made as far as vendors for my wedding. Thanks Downtime, you made my wedding memories perfect. Read less
Services Used: Band
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TF
Wedding:
7/3/2010
5.0/5.0
Let me start by saying my husband was the one who initially wanted a band for our reception, so I was very skeptical of booking a band regardless of how awesome they sounded, how great their website was or great the reviews were. From my initial contact with Jon (manager and band member) to the final song they played at our reception, I could not have been more pleased with our decision to use them. All of my questions, whether email or phone, were answered promptly and thoroughly. As a vendor they were professional, organized, and very easy to work with. As a band, they were absolutely phenomenal. Our reception dance floor was packed from the moment our first dances were done up until they wrapped up the final song of the night. I saw guests ranging from 3 years old to their 80’s dancing the night away. I have no complaint and highly recommend them, it felt like every guest at our wedding raved about the band and many were asking how we found them, etc.
Let me start by saying my husband was the one who initially wanted a band for our reception, so I was very skeptical of Read more...
Let me start by saying my husband was the one who initially wanted a band for our reception, so I was very skeptical of booking a band regardless of how awesome they sounded, how great their website was or great the reviews were. From my initial contact with Jon (manager and band member) to the final song they played at our reception, I could not have been more pleased with our decision to use them. All of my questions, whether email or phone, were answered promptly and thoroughly. As a vendor they were professional, organized, and very easy to work with. As a band, they were absolutely phenomenal. Our reception dance floor was packed from the moment our first dances were done up until they wrapped up the final song of the night. I saw guests ranging from 3 years old to their 80’s dancing the night away. I have no complaint and highly recommend them, it felt like every guest at our wedding raved about the band and many were asking how we found them, etc. Read less
Services Used: Band
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JWC
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
I was happy, but not excited, to book Downtime. That was my mistake, I should have been ecstatic because they were awesome! Not cliche awesome, but really awesome.
Having Downtime perform truly made our reception, we received countless complements about how fantastic they were. Our guests obviously thoroughly enjoyed them, from the 2 year old ring bearer to our 87 year old aunt (both of whom were on the dance floor for at least two hours).
Dave did a great job MCing our event, he kept things moving along with no inane and pointless chatter. We threw a couple curve balls at the last minute regarding wedding party introductions and he handled it perfectly.
Jon was extremely professional and really easy to work with. From the first phone call to the last drum that was packed up after the reception he was always very helpful and responsive.
If your considering hiring a band for you wedding do it, and make sure Downtime is on your short list.
I was happy, but not excited, to book Downtime. That was my mistake, I should have been ecstatic because they were Read more...
I was happy, but not excited, to book Downtime. That was my mistake, I should have been ecstatic because they were awesome! Not cliche awesome, but really awesome.
Having Downtime perform truly made our reception, we received countless complements about how fantastic they were. Our guests obviously thoroughly enjoyed them, from the 2 year old ring bearer to our 87 year old aunt (both of whom were on the dance floor for at least two hours).
Dave did a great job MCing our event, he kept things moving along with no inane and pointless chatter. We threw a couple curve balls at the last minute regarding wedding party introductions and he handled it perfectly.
Jon was extremely professional and really easy to work with. From the first phone call to the last drum that was packed up after the reception he was always very helpful and responsive.
If your considering hiring a band for you wedding do it, and make sure Downtime is on your short list. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Sara
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
They really did a great job. The reason why we chose them is that they did a lot of songs, had a lot of price options, and we heard them and they were great. I really recommend them, and the manager is very responsive to emails which helps a lot as you are planning.
They really did a great job. The reason why we chose them is that they did a lot of songs, had a lot of price options, and Read more...
They really did a great job. The reason why we chose them is that they did a lot of songs, had a lot of price options, and we heard them and they were great. I really recommend them, and the manager is very responsive to emails which helps a lot as you are planning. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Kara
Wedding:
11/19/2011
4.7/5.0
Downtime provided the music for my wedding reception. My biggest concern was that my friends (around age 22) would not be used to live music and wouldn't dance. However, the band was so awesome that the dance floor was packed with people of all ages. The more classic songs and less rap and contemporary songs made my parents friends feel comfortable dancing. The band was great and had a ton of energy. They were also very accommodating to our schedule and realized that it was our day and we were in charge. I would recommend them to anyone.
Downtime provided the music for my wedding reception. My biggest concern was that my friends (around age 22) would not be Read more...
Downtime provided the music for my wedding reception. My biggest concern was that my friends (around age 22) would not be used to live music and wouldn't dance. However, the band was so awesome that the dance floor was packed with people of all ages. The more classic songs and less rap and contemporary songs made my parents friends feel comfortable dancing. The band was great and had a ton of energy. They were also very accommodating to our schedule and realized that it was our day and we were in charge. I would recommend them to anyone. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Amanda
Wedding:
9/15/2012
3.6/5.0
Downtime Band had so much energy that it filled the room. They were very flexible in letting us decide the entire music set, and really made the evening lively and entertaining.
Downtime Band had so much energy that it filled the room. They were very flexible in letting us decide the entire music Read more...
Downtime Band had so much energy that it filled the room. They were very flexible in letting us decide the entire music set, and really made the evening lively and entertaining. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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