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49 Reviews for Josh & The Empty Pockets


Review by Suzanne F.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on September 8, 2014From Excelsior Springs, MO

We strongly recommend booking Josh & The Empty Pockets. In fact, start here with your wedding budget and make cuts elsewhere, because they are worth every penny and made such a difference in the life of our reception. We had booked the band based only on Gigmaster reviews and video snippets, and were blown away by their talent. Best decision. Had a packed dance floor and a high volume of compliments on the band. We agree with an earlier review, that we would get married again just to enjoy this band with our friends. They honored our special requests and management made process easy. We can't thank you enough! Feel free to use us in further references.

Review by Kelly S.

WeddingReviewed on July 14, 2013From Zion, IL

What can we say, every part of our day was impeccable because of the work done by all members of The Empty Pockets. Their energy and dedication to making our day a dream come true was always their priority. Every single family member was amazed by the performance. Sam and I wish we could get married again, only to have them play for us again. Wouldnt change our choice for anything!

Review by Rani L.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on September 9, 2012From Madison, WI

Josh & The Empty Pockets were amazing and the best decision we made for our wedding. They were definitely the hit of the night and we are still getting rave reviews on how much fun all our guests had. We had so many complaints from our friends and family of sore feet the next day from dancing so much. Erika was so helpful in the planning process; she sent email reminders and helpful tips for the dance part of the evening. Josh was a fantastic MC and was accommodating during our dinner and dance schedule. We highly recommend them to all of our friends and family who are looking for a band. Thank you for making our wedding day so special!

Review by Agnes J.

WeddingReviewed on July 22, 2013From Chicago, IL

The Empty Pockets were the highlight of our wedding. They went above and beyond when it came to accommodating our requests - they did a funky version of "Call Me Maybe" for us, adlibbed some Backstreet Boys to spice up a bridesmaid's speech and let the groom take the stage for the most romantic moment of the night - and were easy to reach via their manager Adam. We can't tell you how many guests raved about the band and asked where we found them! We have a feeling there will be more wedding business coming their way. Thank you, Pockets!

Review by Paul G.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on December 12, 2012From Omaha, NE

The Empty Pockets were AMAZING for the wedding reception. Erika is great to work with before the event to make sure everything goes smoothly. You won't have to worry about them AT ALL on the big day which, when you get there, is much much much appreciated. Besides the logistics, they sound awesome!!! All my family and friends commented on their sound and everyone had a great time. Josh was a great MC during the wedding, keeping the timing of the event going. Can't praise these guys enough and I highly recommend them!

Review by Nick C.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on June 16, 2012From Watervliet, MI

Josh & The Empty Pockets were terrific to work with over the course of our wedding planning. Erika was very responsive and helpful with all of our requests. Their performance at our reception could not have been more impressive! Josh was a great MC and the band was a ton of fun. They are the main reason numerous people have told us we had the best wedding ever. I gave their nformation to numerous friends looking for a wedding band and I hope that they use them. We re so lucky to have found such an amazingly talented band to perform on our special day. Thanks again! Ali and Nick

Review by Anna W.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on July 25, 2010From Madison, WI

I'm having a hard time fitting within the character limit of all the great things I want to say about Josh and the Empty Pockets. Everyone in the band is an amazingly talented musician and an absolute joy to work with. They go above and beyond EVERY request to make sure EVERY detail is perfect. I can't even count how many people (young AND old) came up to me and my husband asking us where we found this band and telling us how awesome they were. They were absolutely phenomenal and we cannot thank them enough for everything they did and what an awesome wedding we had because of them - we love you guys!! BOOK THIS BAND!!! - Anna and Dave Jalensky

Review by Chalise P.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on September 8, 2010From Saint Charles, IL

Josh and the Empty Pockets are the BEST! Everyone's been commenting for weeks since our wedding about how fabulous the band was. The jazz set they did during dinner was sexy and classy and such a nice touch. The dance sets were absolutely rockin - they read the crowd and kept everyone dancing and happy. We had a special request to have them do a medley of our parent's "songs" and they said no problem and put together an awesome medley. Josh as an emcee was awesome. Everyone loved him and everything was so smooth... Erika's communication was so great through the whole process...very easy and comfortable and thorough. HIGHLY recommend!! THE BEST! THANKS GUYS!

Review by Megan F.

WeddingReviewed on July 7, 2010From Chicago, IL

OMG, you guys ROCKED the house!!!!!!!!! I can't count how many fantastic reviews we have gotten since the wedding on how amazing you guys were! We wanted a band that was gonna play rock'n'roll, classic rock, and some current stuff, and you guys did an awesome job. So many people said that you guys were the best band they've seen at a wedding! Thank you for playing our requests and being so accomodating, flexible, friendly, and genuine. You MADE the wedding!!! It was a raucous party and NO ONE will forget it! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!

Review by Emily H.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on April 22, 2011From Chicago, IL

They were AMAZING...laid back and funny. Our party guests kept tweeting all night about how fantastic the band was. I'd seen their video clips, but they were even better in person and played a wide variety of music. I will definitely look for occasions to hire them again.

Review by Jaclyn M.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on August 12, 2010From Utica, MI

Our wedding reception was absolutely AMAZING and that was all due to Josh and the Empty Pockets! It was really important to me to have a wonderful band at my wedding that would have fun with my guests and keep them dancing all night long and that is exactly what Josh and the Empty Pockets did! I felt this band was so good that I was really honored and lucky to have them play for my husband and I and our guests. We had people all night long asking about this band and commenting that they were wonderful. I loved their performance and I know that they are going to be so successful!

Review by Christine V.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on May 21, 2011From Green Bay, WI

Josh and the Empty Pockets were fantastic! Their music selection was perfect and they kept our guests on the dance floor all night long. Everyone enjoyed them! The 3 songs they learned for us were also beautiful - better than the originals! They are a very talented group of musicians, very professional and very friendly. I hope I get to see them play again someday.

Review by Kurt K.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on December 13, 2010From Saint Paul, MN

Can not say enough good things about Josh and the Empty Pockets. They had to drive through a blizzard to get to our reception and then put on a great show. Wonderful music. Great job of emceeing our event. They were great to work with and would highly recommend. Our guests all had a great time and raved about the quality of the music. Josh and the Empty Pockets will add something special to any event. They definitely made our reception even more memorable.

Review by Andrea B.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on January 8, 2011From Chicago, IL

We hired Josh and the Empty Pockets for our October, 2010 wedding...and I'm so glad that we did! We received nothing but compliments from our guests, and they completely tailored their music selections for our wedding theme. They are willing to learn up to 5 songs for an event, and I thought their covers of the songs were good. Now our friends are telling us that they want to book Josh and the Empty Pockets for their wedding!

Review by Chris G.

WeddingReviewed on November 4, 2009From Green Bay, WI

Josh & the Empty Pockets were amazing. We couldn't recommend a band any more than this one. They accommodated every one of our requests, and they handled all of emcee duties as well. As a live band, there is no one better. You cannot go wrong with Josh & the Empty Pockets.

Review by Matt M.

WeddingReviewed on September 7, 2009From La Crosse, WI

Absolutely awesome! We couldn't be happier with the way our reception turned out thanks to Josh, Erika, Danny and Nate. They amazed everyone with their talents and were a pleasure to work with. We had countless compliments from our guests who were rockin the dance floor all night! Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding day so special!

Review by Daniel R.

WeddingReviewed on August 30, 2009From Dubuque, IA

I can't say enough to explain how pleased Kari and I are with Josh and the Empty Pockets. They learned a bunch of new songs for us, customized the play list, and did our grand entrance for the wedding party. We are still getting many compliments from wedding guests as well as our vendors. Lastly, they drove from Chicago to Dubuque, IA for us. I must say they truly care about making you happy!

Review by Brittani G.

WeddingReviewed on August 17, 2009From Madison, WI

We got a lot of compliments throughout the night on how good the band sounded, and we were very pleased with them!

Review by Michael H.

WeddingReviewed on April 23, 2009From Indianapolis, IN

Josh and the Empty Pockets completely rocked at our wedding. Completely professional, fun and talented. Everybody had a blast at our wedding and I know that Josh and the Empty Pockets were a big part of that! Can't recommend them enough!

Review by Mallory J.

WeddingReviewed on September 6, 2008From Davenport, IA

This group is absolutely fantastic. You won't find a better group for your event, I swear it!!! We booked them for our wedding in Davenport, IA and there was no shortage of fun or dancing the entire night. High energy, great crowd interaction... they know how to keep things moving. Very professional as well. Josh and the Empty Pockets should no doubt be Number One on your list.

Review by Greg P.

WeddingReviewed on July 26, 2008From Chicago, IL

Josh and The Empty Pockets were amazing at our wedding! They met and exceeded our expectations. Our guests had a fantastic time, due to their performance. They arrived extra early to set up and greeted us when we walked into the room before the reception. Not only did they play all of our requests, but learned songs just for us to dance too and even surprised the bride with a song from her favorite artist! We would highly recommend the band for any event! Thank you so much and we can't wait to see you perform around Chicago again. Yours truly, Annie and Greg Porthanb

Review by Jim K.

FundraiserReviewed on February 23, 2009From Hammond, IN

Review by Dan B.

WeddingReviewed on July 12, 2008From Chenoa, IL

Josh and The Empy Pockets ROCKED our wedding! They were great and all of our guests thought we had the BEST reception thanks to them!! Dan and Ashley

Review by Karen P.

CelebrationReviewed on February 23, 2009From Bartlett, IL

Review by Katie V.

WeddingReviewed on September 28, 2009From Lake Forest, IL

Josh and the Empty pockets were great! They learned our song without any problems and kept people dancing all night. Thank you !!!