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61 Reviews for Allen Tolbert Unit


Review by Plum O.

Community EventReviewed on December 11, 2023From Jasper, AL

Allen Tolbert Unit was absolutely wonderful! They were on time, very accommodating to requests and a very talented group. We would highly recommend them to anyone’s gig. Very pleased!!!

Review by Rose C.

Church ServiceReviewed on September 25, 2023From Shorter, AL

The sweetest group and perfect for our church homecoming celebration!! They sounded wonderful and are so very talented!

Review by Pamela A.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on August 7, 2023From Henagar, AL

Excellent band! A fantastic addition to my brother’s 60th birthday celebration!!! Allen and his band were so nice and fun! We all felt like we had known them forever! They had everyone dancing and singing along. From my 80 year old Mom to my 4yr old baby cousin! They were an excellent addition to our family party,, and we look forward to hiring them again! 10++++ rating from us! Can’t say enough great things about his group!


It’s was a joy to play for your brothers party!!!! It felt like we were with family!!!!! Can’t wait to play for you again!!!! Thanks again for choosing ATU!

Review by Johnny K.

CelebrationReviewed on July 6, 2023From Trussville, AL

The Allen Tolbert Unit were so accommodating because we had to postpone the Freedom Celebration event to the next evening because of bad weather. Everyone attending truly enjoyed the group. Words do not adequately express the joy that this group shared with everyone there. They are terrific!

Review by Emma R.

FestivalReviewed on November 15, 2022From Hartselle, AL

The Allen Tolbert Band came to our church Fall Festival and exceeded every expectation! They are indeed a wonderful group of people! They entertained us all night in a friendly and professional manner! They accompanied every request and communicated back and forth promptly! I 100% recommend it, and we plan to hire them again for future events! Book the Allen Tolbert Band!

Review by Selina E.

FestivalReviewed on October 17, 2022From Madison, AL

Valley View Health and Rehab hosted a “WELCOME TO THE CARNIVAL” event. Over 350 residents/family, staff/family, and sponsors joined the fun. Hundreds of visible smiles was the backdrop to one of the best fiddler bands ever, “Allen Tolbert Unit”. They didn’t just perform, they became a part of something very special-our forever friends. From the very 1st greeting, to conversations about the actual event, the simple booking process, and finally meeting them in person was the best experience. This band is genuine. Thank You for sharing your talents with Valley View. It mattered. Happiest Trails… Selina Ellis (Activity Director)

Review by Eddie M.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on August 25, 2022From Dallas, GA

The short version is they killed it!! We hired the Allen Tolbert Unit to play at a surprise birthday party for my wife. We couldn't have been more pleased with the experience. From the first point of contact to the end, these guys were nice, professional, and maintained a good level of communication. Their performance was outstanding as well! They are impressive musicians, interacted well with the crowd, and everyone loved them. The bottom line......hire these guys!!! You will not be disappointed.


We had a blast and now we have an inside joke that will last a lifetime!!!! Thank you for having us!!!! Best Wishes! ATU

Review by Evelyn K.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on July 3, 2022From Franklin, TN

Alan and his wife Breanna and his bandmates we’re all an absolute joy to work with! We were blown away by their dedication and compassion. It was my dream to walk down the aisle for my wedding to nickle creek’s song sweet afton. When they learned this, they very eagerly promised to learn the song to play it for us. They even learned 2 more songs from my favorite band to play as well! I’m not exaggerating when I say that their music brought people to tears bc it was so beautiful. I highly recommend Alan Tolbert, he and his band made our wedding so special!

Review by Sarah Ross A.

Engagement PartyReviewed on February 21, 2022From Birmingham, AL

We had the BEST time with Allen Tolbert Unit! They were so kind, funny, and entertaining!! They played the best music and were very open to any requests that we had! They made communication and planning SO easy, which made the experience all the more enjoyable! We will certainly be using them in the future for any kind of party! We can't wait for another excuse to have them again!

Review by Ellen L.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on February 1, 2022From Alexander City, AL

Allen and the Band were 5's across the board in professionalism, talent, satisfaction, etc. I hired them for my father's 90th birthday and they were wonderful! They played all the great bluegrass favorites, took requests, engaged with the crowd. I'll use them again and recommend them to any that want to listen to great bluegrass!


You are too kind! Thank you for having us for your party!!! We had an absolute blast!!!

Review by Matthew W.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on April 4, 2021From Ball Ground, GA

The Unit was extremely professional. They were prompt, required no assistance from me the host. They are accomplished musicians. Their song catalog ranges from standards to current bluegrass, new outlaw country and ballads. They allow pickers in the audience to come up and play with the band. I could not have envisioned a better experience. I look forward to hosting them again one day. Thanks Allen!!


Matthew, thank you for having us! Such an amazing gig! The guys had a blast! Allen said “literally, one of the best gigs I’ve ever played” we can’t wait to play for y’all again!!!

Review by Ryan H.

Trade ShowReviewed on October 24, 2020From Pelham, AL

Extremely pleasant to deal with and a fun group to listen to.

Review by Helen R.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on November 10, 2019From Dahlonega, GA

We hired Allen and the band for our wedding in the North Georgia mountains and from beginning to end our experience working with them was top notch. They stayed in touch, worked hard to have every song we asked for ready to go, and were an absolute pleasure to work with in every way. I could focus on all the other wedding details because they made their part so easy! Not to mention that their musical skill exceeded my expectations - the entertainment was INCREDIBLE!!! Every guest commented on what great musicians they were and how much fun they had dancing. They are truly talented and I would never hesitate to hire them again! A++++

Review by Courtney L.

Rehearsal DinnerReviewed on October 30, 2019From Alexander City, AL

These guys are incredible musicians! We had them play for our rehearsal dinner and they were absolutely incredible. From working with them to book to their performance on the day of, everything was seamless and easy. Despite not having a ton of light on the stage, they made everything work and even came in under the gazebo at the end of the night for an acoustic performance, which made the night really special. Would absolutely recommend these guys for any event!


Thank you so much! We had a blast playing for your rehearsal dinner! We appreciate the hospitality!

Review by Annice J.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on July 2, 2019From Huntsville, AL

If I could give this group more than 5 stars, I would. From the moment I contacted them to the end of their performance, they were completely professional, friendly and eager to please - and their talent, WOW! They were amazing! I would book them again without question.

Review by Kale W.

WeddingReviewed on June 9, 2019From Lincoln, AL

Allen and the band were nice addition to our wedding. They learned a couple of songs we asked them to play, and did a great job. I definitely would. book them for future events.

Review by Michael C.

CelebrationReviewed on April 15, 2019From Harpersville, AL

Allen and team were awesome! We had them out to our farm event, and they were everything we expected. We definitely recommend them!

Review by Ken U.

Private PartyReviewed on October 29, 2018From Fitzpatrick, AL

In the midst of a very hectic wedding weekend for my daughter, the Allen Tolbert Unit was by far the easiest part of the logistics. Easy to book thru Gigmasters, Immediately replied with details, showed up on time, great music, outstanding personalities, and just an overall great experience. I look forward to using them again soon.

Review by Brian N.

Family ReunionReviewed on September 30, 2018From Guntersville, AL

It was an extreme pleasure having Mr. Tolbert at our reunion. He has amazing talent and is an awesome and very entertaining man. He mingled with us, got to know us a little and allowed us to get to know him, something I and my family value greatly. He is friendly, funny, a great conversationalist and his music is not to be missed if one has the opportunity to hear them play. I only regret that there was not more time with him, and that is on me. Next time, I will not make the mistake of not hiring them for more time. I didn't want it to end. My sincere gratitude goes to Mr. Tolbert and I hope he will be willing to do it again next year! He made the party!!!

Review by Luke H.

Retirement PartyReviewed on September 16, 2018From College Grove, TN

Amazing band. Sounded great. Easy to work with. On time. Customized our experience with a time at the party where we all sang along with the band. Great guys. Highly recommend.

Review by andrew c.

Grand OpeningReviewed on May 20, 2017From Clanton, AL

These guys are awesome! If you would like to have tremendous entertainers at your next event these are your guys. We had a crowd of 2300 people and all loved listening to these guys. They have a natural ability to connect with their guest and have a knack for feeling cues from the host through body language or eye contact. To put it bluntly... these guys "get it", cant say enough about the quality of the experience that all of our guest received that day!

Review by Ashley S.

Engagement PartyReviewed on November 25, 2017From Birmingham, AL

An incredibly accomplished group of musicians ! Our party was a beautiful ,magical celebration and The Allen Tolbert Unit was the perfect finishing touch . I highly recommend this group !

Review by Michael M.

CelebrationReviewed on June 25, 2017From Birmingham, AL

The Allen Tolbert Unit did a great job performing at our Customer Appreciation Day. We had several hundred guest and many complimented us on our choice of the band. Though the weather was very hot and humid the band continued to play with very little rest. They were great!!!!

Review by Kate F.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on April 21, 2016From Indianola, MS

Truly amazing musicianship. This group set the tone for a milestone birthday. Have had rave reviews from guests who thought they were the highlight of the evening. Two enthusiastic thumbs up!!

Review by Abigail N.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on August 18, 2014From Birmingham, AL

Absolutely wonderful. Hired them to play at my sister's reception. They were so helpful and sweet. By far the most accommodating/worry-free vendor we dealt with. Would hire them a million times over. Can not recommend highly enough. Perfect experience. Music was great.