The Big Strong men rule. Ther were incredibly easy to work with. And very willing to accommodate our desire choreographed first dance by learning a song of our choice. I would highly recommend them to anybody looking for a band to keep the dance floor full all night.
What song was your college anthem? What song did your parents always put on while you were growing up because they knew it would make you dance? What song can you sing every last word to with your closest friends? We are purveyors of exquisite Rock & Roll, slammin' dance beats, and hold each other tight romantic ballads. Give your family something awesome!
What others have said about The Big Strong Men...
"You and The Big Strong Men were all that anyone could talk about the next day! [My husband] and I could never thank ya'll enough. That was SOOOO much fun. You were absolutely incredible playing and such wonderful people too. Thank you Thank you Thank you!...And I'll be sure to let our families know you loved them too:) You're great!"
- 8/2/2014 Bride's Wedding Review
"Being a musician myself, I had spent quite a bit of time looking through the vast sea of online profiles of bands to find one that would be a good fit for my wedding. My fiancee and I wanted a band that is young enough to play with energy all through the night, but still experienced enough to make sure everything is running smoothly.
What we ended up with was beyond anything we could have expected. I can say without a doubt that my wedding day was the best day of my life, and the Big Strong Men were the driving force of the most awesome and unforgettable party my family has ever experienced."
- 8/31/2014 Groom's Wedding Review from TheKnot
"Their music isn't the kind that arrives by accident or serendipity; it's intentional, carefully designed, despite its shake appeal. These guys know exactly what they're doing, both in terms of image and musicality; they're incredibly tight."
D. Sykes - Hero Magazine
"The first E.P. release, Don't Go Too Far from the Minneapolis band The Big Strong Men is a small collection of genre destroying, bad mood crushing, real American music. This is the sound of a band having fun and doing it through really well written and perfectly performed roots rock music."
Kevin Martin - Hero Magazine
"Too often Minneapolis bands focus more on image than substance. Far too many artists have the look and style down, but when it comes to sound, something's lacking. Because of this, listening to the Big Strong Men is refreshing."
Conrad Schoenleber - Minnesota Daily
""….in a landscape that's often dominated by young bands getting by on style over substance, The Big Strong Men stand out.""
The Onion AV Club Twin Cities
Awards and Festivals:
1st Place - 2009 U of MN Battle of the Bands (opened for Gym Class Heroes in front of 6,000+ people)
Featured Performer at Target Field - 2010 National Board of Parks and Recreation Expo (7,000+ attendees)
Basilica Block Party - Battle of the Bands Semi-Finalist
Minneapolis Pride Festival Main Stage
Madison's Halloween FreakFest Main Stage
Maximum Ames Festival
Iowa City Riverfest
Defeat of Jesse James Days - Northfield, MN
Minneapolis 3rd Ward Neighborhood Fest
Saint Paul's Grand Old Days