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
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.
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!
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.
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.
They were awesome!!! i loved every song that they played and so did other people. I had a lot of compliments on them.
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 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.
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.
Excellent to work with. Great variety of music, and very fun! Everybody loved them!
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.
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 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!
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
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!
Downtime was incredible! They set the mood for the evening and our friends and family are still talking about how good they were.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
Jon (the head of Downtime) was great in working with me to customize my ceremony music. They will learn any piece you are interested in having played, and their execution was wonderful as well! We had many non-traditional songs that we wanted played for before and after the ceremony (Cold Play – Viva la Vida, for example) – and they had no problem learning the arrangement and providing our guests with unique ceremony music.
In terms of large-repertoire, moderately priced bands, Downtime is a great choice! We used a 6 piece band and the guests raved about having live music. It is a cost, but if you are looking to have live bands, I would strongly suggest Downtime. There were 2 singers, male and female, and they were able to cover any song in the list. The song choices are wide and cover many different musical genres. Also, the band will learn 2 additional songs as a part of your package. We almost couldn’t decide what songs we wanted to choose – since most songs are on the playlist – which is great!
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 didnt 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 cant thank you enough!
We could not have been more pleased with Downtime. Being from out of town made wedding planning challenging but Jon Spindler was by far the most responsive vendor answering all of our questions and requests quickly. His efforts were matched by each of Downtime’s band members. Downtime did an excellent job MC-ing our event and they provided the ideal music throughout the evening…from cocktail hour through dancing. We were extremely impressed by their performance and professionalism and recommend them to all our friends.
Thanks again for doing such a great job. Best of luck with everything in the future.
Sonja Bareiss-Wingard & Chris Wingard
Art Museum - Forest Park - St. Louis, MO
Thank you Jon! You guys were amazing, I have received so many compliments! I’ll be sure to pass your name along to anyone I know that has an upcoming event, you were so great to work with.
Matt and Jessica Hoenes
World’s Fair Pavilion - St. Louis
Thanks Jon! You were awesome to work with, and I would recommend Downtime to anyone. You guys were awesome at our wedding. I think having the dance floor packed all night says it all. Good luck with everything for your wedding and maybe we’ll see you around the neighborhood.
Thanks again for everything!
Kristi & Matt Yehling
Sheraton Westport - St. Louis
I’ve been meaning to get this out to you sooner, but Bill and I and Emily and Sean want to thank you for the wonderful entertainment you provided for their wedding reception on October 25th. I’ve had several people ask me for your name and number. Everything was perfect! You and your musical group are professional and extraordinary. Your style in emceeing was very well done. I think everyone enjoyed themselves and it will be an evening we will never forget.
Again, thanks for sharing your musical talents with our families. I wouldn’t be surprised if a couple of our friends look you up for future events.
Bill and Laura Hecht (Parents of Bride)
Chase Park Plaza - St. Louis
This email is long overdue! We just wanted to say thank you! Downtime did an amazing job at our wedding reception. The band was awesome and our guests are still talking about you all! It was a great party! You were all fantastic to work with! We couldn’t have asked for more.
Laura and Matt Westbrock
Sheraton Four Points - Fairview Heights, IL
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!
Steve and Rachel Molloy
Cedar Rapids, IA
We had a great time at the wedding and think you did a great job with everything. The songs we picked were performed perfect. Everyone was talking about how great you guys were…….I thought working with you was a wonderful experience and appreciate everything.
Curt and Heidi Skiver
Crescent Hotel - Eureka Springs, AR
Thank you so much for playing our wedding. You guys kept the dance floor packed all night and left them begging for more at the end! The whole band was awesome and you did such a great job learning our song. You also were so professional and easy with which to deal. I wish all my vendors had been as great at communicating as you were.
Thank you again for making the evening so memorable and quite simply— a great party. Please feel free to send any potential clients my way. I promise rave reviews!
Mary Pat Benninger Carl
Forest Park Visitor’s Center - St. Louis, MO
Downtime Band is one of our favorite bands in St Louis for many reasons: They boast an expansive song list, have several different arrangements, provide an awesome sound, and provide quality live entertainment. Jon is the owner/manager and apart from being extremely knowledgeable regarding music (he has his masters in jazz performance), their customer service is also top-of-the-line - far superior than most bands we've worked with. We'd recommend them to anyone.
What an amazing company to work with! Jon Spindler is reliable, professional and very knowledgeable of his craft. I have worked with him and every band Downtime offers on all kinds of events, from Wedding Receptions, to Corporate events, to Black Tie Galas. They have just the right amount of entertainment options to match my event needs and I trust that it is quality music every time. If you need a ten piece band or a three piece jazz trio I highly recommend Downtime Productions!
Downtime Productions consistently delivers on amazing music and entertainment for wedding receptions. I've done several weddings with the band and not only are they accommodating for special circumstances but they also keep the dance floor moving the entire night. Jon's professionalism and thoroughness with client needs and timing is unmatched. I'd highly recommend Downtime if you're considering a band for your wedding reception.
Downtime Band is awesome! By far my favorite band to work with. They play music you want to hear and keep it going all night long.
I love Downtime Band! They are professional, courteous and collaborative to other vendors to make certain the event runs as a cohesive team/engine and they sound absolutely fabulous! They always get the crowd dancing and smiling and ensure that your guests will have a great time.
Sincerely, Angela Lamb
Owner of Artistic Soup...
Downtime Band is an excellent band. There aren't alot of them out there, but Downtime certainly is one of the best ones. The guys and gals do a great job doing all sorts of music. Definitely worth taking a look at, I could have sat all night and listened to the music.
Downtime Productions, one of St. Louis' most respected live entertainment companies has been providing quality music for weddings and events for over a decade. Founded in 2001, DTP started with a single band: Downtime. Now Downtime Productions has grown to manage five of the best wedding bands in the Midwest. As the company has grown, one goal has always remained: use the best musicians to provide the highest quality of music for your wedding day.
DTP is a perfect fit for all wedding day music needs with options ranging from a small jazz ensemble or strings for a wedding ceremony or cocktail hour, to a large jazz ensemble for dinner music, to a full variety band with six to 13 pieces to dance the night away to. All five of the Downtime Productions' wedding bands offer something different, but in the end will all have the same result - a memorable night!
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