We gave them a must play list and they stayed along those lines. DH asked to play a song during the night and they played it immediately! They were phenomenal and the best money we spent. This was hands down the BEST decision we made. ”Jennifer
Amazing!! Best wedding decision we made. They were extremely helpful and really worked with us on every detail regarding music.
Our guests absolutely loved them and we keep getting compliments on how great they were!”Ali
Code Bleu was fantastic. Everyone that came to our wedding kept saying, “the band is amazing!”
2 months later and people still gush about how wonderful our band was because everyone was dancing the WHOLE TIME. ”Ellie
Nothing can describe how fabulous they were. People were just blown away by them and Sean and Donna are so awesome to work with.. ”Wintergirl”
We can’t tell you how many guests approached us and told us it was by far the best wedding band they had ever seen. The reception was absolutely amazing! We will always recommend you and be forever grateful for what you gave us that night!”Jenn
The icing on the cake was CODE BLEU!!! They simply tore the house down and put 110% into every song.
Special thanks to Sean & Donna Gillen for working with us from the day we booked the band right to the wedding day.”David
“Changing the wedding date to have Code Bleu with Sean and Donna was the second best thing I did for this wedding.” Says I, the mother, “What was the best?” Says, she, “Saying yes to Rob.” I think that says it all!! Thank you, thank you, thank you..”Peg
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OMG THEY MADE OUR WEDDING! If you are browsing around looking for a wedding band, stop now; you found them! If you are the fence of a DJ and saving money or a live band, stop now; yes, it does make a huge difference! This band rocked and literally made our wedding. We were not an easy wedding, we wanted songs from the Beastie Boys to Hey Mambo Italiano, to Ingrid Michaelson. We had an annoying do not play list and even asked the band to sing some songs but without a country feeling. The band came through in every way possible. From the guitarist sliding on the dance floor ripping a guitar solo, to Luciano Pavorotti being performed right after dinner and making literally everyone cry, to the keyboarder nailing every Billy Joel song, everything was perfect! We were nervous because about 75% of the wedding crowd was under 30 years old and the other 25% were an older. The band did an amazing job at playing new and old music that everyone knows and loves to dance too. We didn’t want the same typical wedding songs. The dancefloor was filled the entire wedding! The band played off the energy of the crowd and we had a ton of energy. From the cocktail hour to the very end the band did not stop playing. Our party even chanted “One More Song!” for an encore performance. I am telling you all our guest came up to us and said they felt like they were in the middle of live rock concert all night long. To the band, I know you all do a ton of weddings but you truly made our wedding night something unbelievable and special. Thank you again for everything!
ELLIE & ERICH “5 OUT OF 5 STARS “
Code Bleu was fantastic. Everyone that came to our wedding kept saying, “the band is amazing!” 2 months later and people still gush about how wonderful our band was because everyone was dancing the WHOLE TIME. If you want people to dance, go with Code Bleu. We had our wedding in an airplane hangar and they could not set up until an hour before the reception and they had no problems. They arrived on time, were professional, accommodated requests and brought the party to our reception. Seriously, worth every penny. I would have paid more if I had known how good they turned out to be.
COLEEN & ARTHUR
We cannot say enough about Code Bleu… My husband really wanted to have a band at our wedding, while I had not ever heard one at a wedding before. He spoke of a different band that his cousin and friends both used, but Code Bleu was highly recommended by another one of his friends. When we attended their showcase, we were told that there was another couple there with our wedding date. When they started playing, my husband could not sit still in his seat. We wanted to get up and dance right then and there. Finally I could picture the reception and how much fun everyone would have in that long dance hall, dancing to Code Bleu. Our info card went to Sean, the owner of Skyline Orchestras and lead guitarist of Code Bleu, along with the card for 2 other couples. Luckily we were first on his list of couples to sit and chat with. He never left our table and we’re glad that he didn’t. We knew we wanted them to entertain our guests, and we knew we wanted ALL the members who had performed that night. The reception was so much fun and Code Bleu was accomodating enough to play music for the traditonal Filipino money dance, that went on 4-5 songs. My husband’s cousin loved the music so much, he offered to pay them to play a little longer. We could not have imagined our reception without Code Bleu!
Stephanie & James “5 OUT OF 5 STARS “
When I got engaged the first thing my parents told us was we needed a band. DH and I groaned and immediately thought of cheesy wedding singers, but when we came across Code Bleu and the Skyline Orchestra family we were sold immediately. Simply put, Code Bleu is phenomenal. They were fun, high energy and played amazing music. They really kept the dance floor moving the whole night. I have no complaints about their musicianship, performance, etc. I would recommend them 1000% over and over again. My mother in law is still raving about what a wonderful job they did with the mother groom dance and really made the song sound just like the original artist. They are really a remarkable talent!
Aimee & Matt
There are no words to describe how AMAZING Code Bleu is. My family and friends are still telling us how much they loved our band! We went to one of Code Bleu’s preview shows at Westbury Manor (our wedding venue) and booked them right after they were done playing. Every single member is great and we just love them!!! Sean is friendly, easy to get a hold of, and if you ever have a concern, he will make that go away really quickly! I had a ton of people at my wedding who are going to be getting engaged pretty soon and I know that if any of them want a band, they will totally use Code Bleu!! Thank you for making my wedding day absolutely perfect and FUN!! I never thought that my 1:30 reception would feel like a night wedding and people would be dancing the entire time!!! You guys are THE BEST!!!
Nicole & sam
You know a band is amazing when you think they are playing a CD while on break and then you realize nope it’s the guitar player! We saw Code Bleu at my friends wedding and knew we had to have them at ours. They learned songs for my husband no questioned asked. Sean was a pleasure to deal with during the planning process and was there for any questions we had. You will not be disappointed with this amazing band.
Anonymous “5 OUT OF 5 STARS “
Code Bleu was absolutely fantastic! They are incredibly talented and have a large repertoire allowing for a great variety to choose from. Skyline provided a beautiful string trio for our ceremony, an amazing pianist for our cocktail hour, and a 9 piece band for our reception. They were able to go from pop, to rock, to classics. They kept everyone on the dance floor and made sure that all of our announcements ran smoothly. Definitely a must!
Lyzza350 on Weding wire
Amazing. People can’t stop talking about them still. Made our wedding. Fantastic!
joe & denise dazzo
Sean & Donna, Joe and I wanted to express our gratitude to Code Bleu for making our reception so amazing! Family and friends have told us that our wedding was one of the best they have ever attended, thanks to the wonderful music. Every time we looked at the dance floor it was full-people only seemed to sit down to eat! This was truly a sign that everyone was enjoying themselves from the moment you guys started playing. Joe and I also got in our fair share of dancing…our feet were killing us the next morning! Thank you again for being so wonderful! Maybe we’ll be seeing you at one of the many weddings we have coming up over the next few years.
robin & Jay
Hi Sean and everyone of Code Bleu, I just wanted to thank you sooo much for putting on an amazing performance at my wedding. You guys were incredible. I got a ton of compliments on how great you guys were. And a special thank you for playing “listen to the music”. My parents were totally rocking out to it. It was awesome. Oh I don’t know if u noticed but u even got my 82 year old grandma on dance floor. That was so cool. I was also wondering if u had a set list or remember any of the songs u played on May 18? I wanted to make a playlist of the night. Thanks again!
elizabeth & larry
Dear Sean and everyone in Code Bleu; I don’t know where to begin but to say THANK YOU to you all! You all did such an amazing job at our wedding on November 28! Our wedding day was fabulous but you all turned it into PHENOMENAL!! We keep reminiscing about all the fun we had dancing the night away and how packed the dance floor was! We wish we could do that every weekend!
When we returned from our honeymoon everyone said that our wedding was wonderful but that the band was awesome and rocked! Thank you for listening to our requests and playing the music we wanted to hear. Your cover of Teenage Dream was better than the original! Every time I hear it on the radio I think of dancing to it at the wedding reception! And the same goes for Club Can’t Handle Me. Marry Me was absolutely beautiful – it makes me tear up and that night it was super emotional the way it was played and sung.
We hope that the videographer was able to capture how remarkable you all were. We were thinking that you should record yourselves at weddings and give the CD to the newly married couples! We wish we had a copy of all our songs… just astounding! Even a playlist would be wonderful. We are truly lucky to have had Code Bleu play for us on the most special day of our lives! You are all so talented. Thank you for sharing those talents with us. Again, thank you!! We can’t say that enough!
linda & Mike
Just wanted to thank Code Bleu for everything that you did to make our special day even more special. We appreciate the time that you took over the many months leading up to our wedding to go over all the details and always making yourselves available to answer any questions that we had. From our first meeting at the band showcase at Westbury Manor, we knew that Code Bleu was the band for us. You blew us away!! Song after song, each one getting better than the last. We absolutely loved everything! Your rendition of our first dance song, Firehouse’s “Finally Found the Love of a Lifetime” was spectacular and one of the most memorable moments that we will carry with us from that special day. Every one of our family members and friends that we spoke with days after the wedding all said the same thing – “your band was great” and you truly were. We could not have asked for anything better.Thank you~you’re the best!
katie & keith nubel, the woodlands
Like you promised, you ROCKED the wedding “over delivered” is the word that comes to mind. Now I’m sure you get post bridal fan mail all the time…so I decided to do something a little different. You know they say a picture is worth a thousand words…Thank you!!!
Susan & Steve Fluger
Dear Sean: Yesterday, you played at our daughter’s wedding. Today, every one of the calls we received raved “What a great band!”. You set the pace, kept the crowd going and played the wide range and variety, pleasing everyone. Instrumentals, vocals…. You took charge of the evening and made the affair “An Event!” Susan and I can’t thank you and your crew enough. You are talented, professional and caring. You treated our daughter’s wedding as if it were your own.
Amy & mike
Hi Sean, Please excuse this for being more than a month out, but I just wanted to say thank you to you and the band for everything at our wedding on March 22. I can’t even count the number of people who’ve told us that the wedding was one of the best they’ve ever been to, namely because the band was so incredible. You had everyone up and dancing all night long! We couldn’t have asked for a better party or a more amazing band to spend the best night of our lives with! Thank you a thousand times — booking you guys was one of the best decisions we made! Please let us know if there’s anywhere we can go to leave you glowing reviews. We’ve already recommended you to multiple friends who have impending nuptials!
I just wanted to let you know that we and all of our guests were blown away by your awesome music at our wedding on November 20th at deSeversky! We wanted a few more hours of dancing and partying!! People were raving, saying that they felt like they were at a concert, that they wanted to buy a CD of your music, etc… I’m sure you get lots of great reviews – I can’t imagine a bad one – but I definitely wanted to let you know!
David & Sarah
Code Bleu –We would like to sincerely thank you for making our wedding reception amazing. Our guests absolutely loved you all – they are still talking about our band 3 months later and how much fun you all were. Your talent and enthusiasm made our reception exactly what we wanted, we can’t believe how many people we thought wouldn’t dance were on the dance floor having a great time! Sean – a personal thank you to you for all your patience and help at the last minute, you made the finishing touches a breeze. We hope to have more occasions in the future that we would be able to use you for.Many thanks and best wishes!
Melissa & Greg
Dear Code Bleu, Almost 6 months later and we still are getting feedback about our amazing wedding band! We knew from the first time we heard Code Bleu at the showcase that our wedding was going to be a blast. You guys truly “made” our night from the fabulous cover song “Heaven” to the very last minute of the night-our dance floor was packed! Thank you for helping to make our wedding day one we will never forget!!
bonnie & Larry
Dear Sean, Donna & Code Bleu, Thank you for giving us an unforgettable wedding filled with nonstop music + dancing. An extra special thanks for learning “Where is Love” so my father could sing it to me. You helped create memories that will last a lifetime. Our guests couldn’t get over how amazing you all sounded (we even have friends who booked you for an upcoming wedding next October). Your friendliness and professionalism surpassed our expectations. We hope to you again at celebrations in the future.
jenn & chris
Dear Sean & Donna, Thanks to both of you and the rest of Code Bleu for giving us an unforgettable night of music and dancing. We can’t tell you how many guests approached us and told us it was by far the best wedding band they had ever seen. The reception was absolutely amazing; and you all made it just that much more incredible. Thank you for giving us memories for a lifetime. We will always recommend you and are forever grateful for what you gave us that night.
charlie & stephanie
To the entire “Code Bleu” Charlie & I can’t thank you enough for everything! We have no doubt that hiring “Code Bleu” was one of the best decisions in our wedding planning! Your professionalism & passion for your work couldn’t have shined through better the day of our wedding. We truly feel we’ve made forever friends!!
dana & rex
Dear Sean, Donna & Code Bleu, Thank you so much for putting on such a fantastic show for our wedding. Our friends and family have not stopped talking about your band since our wedding on March 5th. You guys catered to every single music choice of our crowd and you played all of our favorite hits. You guys were simply outstanding and we thank you for that. We’re looking for excuses to throw a party and hire you guys again! Thanks for a legendary night!
kristen & frank
To Code Bleu, Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding so wonderful! We could not have imagined our wedding day without you. The dance floor was packed all night and our guests are still talking about how awesome you are! From the beginning to the end you were absolutely amazing! We are truly grateful that you were part of our special day!
RACHEL & GREG
Thank you so much for making our special day truly FANTASTIC! The band was perfect-people are still talking about you guys. People who we have never seen dance were on the dance floor because of you. We think the only time people actually sat down was just to eat-the dance floor was packed and we had an incredible time!
CHRIS & LARA
A huge thanks to you guys for making our wedding a truly amazing celebration! We had such a blast listening to you guys and dancing to your music all night long. You kept us and all of our guests moving the entire night-we are still hearing from our guests how awesome the band was! Thanks also for learning the song “Wagon Wheel” on such short notice. It sounded so great and it was such a nice surprise from Chris to me. Thank you again and you might just see us at another wedding or at one of your showcases just so we can hear you again!!
MICHELLE & MIKE
It is 1 year after our wedding and we just wanted to let you know we are still getting compliments about “the amazing band” at our wedding! You were all beyond our expectations and helped make our Milleridge wedding the perfect day! A special thanks to Sean for being my mental wedding coach through several phone conversations!! We love you and we always recommend you when we have an opportunity!
ALISON & STEVE
Thank you so much for your performance at our wedding! As musicians ourselves, the music was a very important part of our wedding. Code Bleu did an amazing job of playing just the right mix of music to keep everyone on the dance floor all night. We received so many compliments on the band and our reception! Thank you for helping us have the wedding of our dreams!
Thank you so much for making Melissa & David’s wedding the raving success that it was. What greater proof is needed than the vision of a packed dance floor from beginning to end! Your selection of music was exceptional, the volume was perfect and Donna’s (and all the vocals) voice is magical! I was having such a great time dancing that I think I was neglectful in working the room as a hostess, but dancing was way more fun! Music is probably the most important factor in a successful part, so you deserve the credit for making the evening “perfect”!!
Hi Sean, it’s Dennis Nunziato. First, My apologies for not getting back to you sooner.
I just wanted to say thank you for making the wedding so spectacular and a big success. Jaclyn could not have been more pleased. You guys are true professionals and we feel blessed to have had you at our daughter’s wedding. Countless people came to me during and after the wedding expressing accolade after accolade. Many said your band was the best they had ever heard at a wedding and I have to agree. You were sensational.
Thank you for being there and making it a special day in the lives of our families, one we will cherish in our hearts forever.
Oh and 2 things by the way: 1. I know you said you guys don’t normally play ‘big shot’ but, let me tell you, you nailed it.
2. New York, New York also nailed. (That was my son Michael in the middle wowing the crowd).
My best to DONNA and all too.
craig & Andrea
We had only one regret…That we didn’t stop to take a photo with you guys! Investing in your band was the best money spent – against everything else we spent our money on for this wedding. The guests continue to talk about you. We will remember your performance always. My sister just became engaged and will be contacting you soon. Hopefully, you won’t be booked! See you down the road.
christa & jeff
WOW! People are still coming up to us and telling us how amazing our wedding band was. You guys rocked the house! Thanks so much for letting us play with you guys! So much fun! I’ll have to send you pics…You were the life of the party!
Deirdre & George
Hi Sean,This is long, long overdue as our wedding was 3 months ago….we came home from our honeymoon and right into the holidays so it’s been crazy. We cannot say Thank You enough to Code Bleu! Our wedding at the Greentree Country Club was amazing – everything was perfect from the flowers to the food but the MUSIC WAS UNREAL and made the entire wedding. We have had nothing but rave reviews – many of our families and friends have said it was the “best wedding they’ve ever been to because the dance floor was packed the entire time”. We agree! Thank you so much for granting all of our wishes from starting the night w/ “Celebrate Good Times” to set the tone for the evening and then playing our first dance song “L-O-V-E” – it was all magical. Even our photographers and videographers, who have seen many weddings, said that Code Bleu was the “best they’ve ever heard and they couldn’t believe how many people danced all night!!!” But I can believe it – I knew how great you were at my brother’s wedding (12/06/08) but I truly feel that you were better than I could’ve ever imagined at our wedding. I hope you know that it was the best night of our lives largely due to you…and of course the fact that we are madly in love and thrilled to be married! I know you have already received a few phone calls requesting dates from a few guests but I know there will be more! So, thank you– it was a dream come true!
Annemarie & matthew
Dear Sean and all Band members of Code Bleu, We would like to extend our gratitude for a truly wonderful performance at our wedding reception on August 7th. You helped to make our day wonderful. All of our guests had a wonderful time and everyone loved and enjoyed the music! We are so happy and we, too, had a fabulous time! Thank you for your understanding and enthusiasm – we loved walking into the party as “The King of Queens” theme song played and our families loved that traditional Latin music was included in our day! You did an amazing job with our wedding song “Please Forgive Me” and our parent dances. Those moments were so special! The cocktail hour was made even more wonderful by the guitar player, too. Thank you! We appreciate everything you have done. And you were so much fun to work with!
Kim & Phil
We cannot thank you enough for the wonderful job you and Code Bleu did at our wedding. We have been watching our wedding dvds and enjoying the great music all over again. All of our guests were so impressed by your talent and had a great time on the dance floor. We couldn’t have asked for anything better!
Kevin & Meghan H.
Thank you for being a part of our special day. This is something you look forward to from when you are only a child, and then it is over in a photographer’s flash. We still haven’t stopped talking about how great our band was. It kept us on the dance floor all night. It was like being at a concert you didn’t want to end! Hope you all enjoyed yourself as much as all the guests at the wedding. It was a rockin’ party! You are simply the best!
Sean, Donna, and Members of Code Bleu; I just wanted to let you both know I have had nothing but complaints about Code Bleu – everyone’s feet were killing them from dancing all night!!! The reality was, that Code Bleu and its members was so-o-o amazing that no one wanted to leave the dance floor – the dance floor was packed ALL night. The sound was so genuine, so incredible, that we couldn’t have asked for anything more. We wanted “high octane” we got it. With many of our guests from out of town, they will certainly take back with them, not only the beauty of the wedding, but the remembrance of one truly spectacular band. From day one, dealing with you has been extremely professional and yet you took the time and treated us like family. Thank you from all of us for making Elyssa and Michael’s wedding a most memorable one.
Just a quick thank you and a picture that epitomized the great party my wedding turned out to be all thanks to you. We still hear rave reviews of how people had never seen a wedding that turned into such a party and celebration. I know my family is a bunch of dancers, but never in my life imagined that the dance floor would be THAT PACKED from the moment that you started until the very end of the night. You guys rocked the house and I cannot begin to thank you for making my night to much fun and memorable.
The wedding of Michael & Joanna started with a great bunch of friends, business associates and family. We then have to add the best catering facility on Long Island, The Carltun(Westbury). Epicurean followers of great taste, in food, wine and décor would certainly agree. To add to the classy décor was the exquisite floral arrangements by Pedestals.
Now, to top off the evening and the icing on the cake was CODE BLEU!!! They simply tore the house down, Hampton class with South Beach chic, they put 110% into every song. Special thanks to Sean & Donna Gillen for working with us from the day we booked your band to the wedding day. Tom Petrone, what can I say, you’re in a league of your own, Boccelli should sound so good! Shell Lynch, you’re an outstanding singer, performer, your style and grace was pure perfection. Anthony Policastro (sax), Dan Ehrlich (guitar), John Simeone (drummer), Drew Hill (keys&vocals), Jason Chapman (trumpet), Pamela Lewis, Donna Gillen (vocals) and Sean Gillen (guitar) all together as one created magic out of music!!! Move over Master Card…The new saying is: “Code Bleu…Priceless!!!” Use us, all 200 at the wedding as a reference! Thank you for a “Priceless” evening.
mrs. mark swenson
We are literally at the airport waiting to board our plane. I just wanted to tell you again that you guys were absolutely fantastic! I had a few guests ask me for your information I know everyone had a good time when they started telling me it’s the best wedding they’ve ever been to. And we all know that Code Bleu was a big part of that! Thanks again for everything!
gary & robin
Sean, Donna & Co., Sorry it’s taken me (us) so long to write. Thank you for an AWESOME wedding reception. The kudos, compliments, raves, etc…keep coming in. While the venue (Captain Bill’s) and the food were great, everyone wants to know: “Where did you find these guys? They were FANTASTIC!!!” My good friend and Best Man (Dave) is a musician and said, “Gary, these guys did not have a weakness! I’d PAY to see them!!” What more can I say!! A lot, I suppose. But I’ll try not to drone on and on. You hit it out of the park. We really can’t thank you enough. From beginning to end, you were OUTSTANDING!! You know….I read an e-mail from you (Sean) from a couple of months ago when we were trying to figure out how we could make this (Code Bleu for our wedding reception) happen. You promised you would make our reception great and you delivered in a big way.
Robin and I are planning a “date night” at the Milleridge Cottage this Monday night just so we can hear you guys again! Honest!!! I look forward to the chance to enjoy your music again and to thank you all personally. We’ll be more than happy to tell everyone there that you guys really deliver “the goods!!!”
See you Monday! And thank you again, and again, and again, and AGAIN!!!!
Dr. & Mrs. Mark Feldman
Sean, Donna and the entire Code Bleu band, I just wanted to drop you a note to express my sincere thanks for a fantastic night of music, my wife, myself, the bride and groom and all 120 people at my son’s wedding will never forget. I cannot begin to tell you how many people came up to me, called, me or emailed, telling me that you guys were the best band they ever heard at a wedding. From your opening number to your final song the dance floor was packed with people dancing and singing along with the band. Your song choices were superb.
Many people told me that if they closed their eyes, “it was listening to a CD”. I could go on and on but I will not. If you need to use my name as a referral, it would be my honor. Sean, you have my telephone number, and you have my permission to give it to anyone who has any questions about the band. Again, thank you for an outstanding musical night.
melissa & peter
We got married on August 29th at the Woodlands & were lucky to have you as our band! You guys completely made our wedding. Especially after a slightly rocky start (sprinklers?!) Our guests are still talking about that “amazing band”. You guys were the best decision we made for our wedding!!
Peg (mother of the bride)
Last Saturday night at 10:30 in the ladies locker room as I packed and gathered the veils, the dress, the bouquet, the presents, etc., etc. with Peggy, she said, “Changing the wedding date to have Code Bleu with Sean and Donna was the second best thing I did for this wedding.” Says I, the mother, “What was the best?” Says, she, “Saying yes to Rob.” I think that says it all!! Thank you, thank you, thank you and I could put one in here for each of the band members. Everyone who calls or writes tells me how much they loved the music and the people! It was “grand” I am so happy I did thank you personally Sean at the end. It was not a lack of appreciation that kept me from talking to you or Donna during the evening; it was that everything was perfect! Keep up the good work ~ it is obvious that you all like doing what you do. I will “sing your praises” to friends with daughters.
lorie & Matt
Dear Sean, Donna & all the Code Bleu Members, Thank you so much for your unbelievable performance at our wedding. Even months later we continue to get compliments on your behalf! Everything was perfect & we couldn’t have asked for better! Thank you so much for keeping all our guests up dancing the whole night & helping everything run so smoothly. We truly appreciate how accommodating you were to all our special requests & how easy and personable you were to work with. We truly appreciate all your hard work & support in helping to make the day so memorable & special!
the green family 7
Dear Sean & Donna & all the musicians of the Code Bleu Orchestra, Your performance was spectacular. You guys had the place jumping. We loved every minute of it. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for enhancing Marina & Ray’s wedding to the extent that you did. As parents of the bride, you want nothing more than to see complete joy and satisfaction on her special day. You played an enormous part in fulfilling our daughter’s dreams and expectations. The song they chose to dance to (When I’m With You by Sheriff) sung by Tommy, was done with such professionalism-not to be believed. It gave us goose bumps. We made the right decision in our choice of bands and there are many, none came close to the over-all talent of Code Bleu.
Audrey & fred
THANK YOU to all of you for helping to make our wedding so special. You guys rocked the house! All of our friends were super impressed with your sound and style—we are still getting compliments! Thank you for doing the music we wanted. THANKS for letting me sing (did I break the mic?)! You are professional, fun and easy to work with. We have already highly recommended you to several engaged couples because you are sooo good. Thank for giving us the entertainment we wanted and memories that will last a lifetime!
bonnie & stuart
We just want to thank you for making our daughter’s wedding a memorable affair. Everything went extremely well. Our guests were amazed at the quality of the music. The band seemed to be playing all the time without a break. The musicians had great personalities to go along with the great music. We will certainly recommend you to all of our friends and family. Thank you again for making our daughter’s wedding an affair to remember.
Kim & Ron
Thank you for helping to make our wedding a memorable one you. You certainly had all our guests up dancing. Your vocals and instruments were spectacular and your enthusiasm was contagious. Many of our guests have said you were the best band they had ever heard with such a wide selection of music-and we agree! Thank you for learning the “Monday Night Football” song. It was so much fun to dance with my dad too. Also, thank you for accommodating our last minute entrance song-“Let’s Get It Started”-it worked out perfectly. We can’t wait to recommend you to family and friends who will be getting married in the future!
SUSAN & FLAVIO BOLLAG
Flavio and I would like to thank you for keeping everyone dancing late into the night on July 2nd. You did a terrific job of balancing slow songs with classic dance songs-so even some usually reluctant dancers were up there dancing. I also wanted to personally thank you for fulfilling all of our music requests (no matter how insane). I will never forget that awesome Beatles jam-Thanks Sean. You all exceeded all of our expectations!
LIZ & ADRIAN
We can’t begin to thank you for the amazing time we had at our wedding thanks to you. Not only at the wedding were you wonderful, but everytime I had a question you were always so helpful and never once made me feel like I was being a bother to you. We got so many compliments from all the guests on what a great band you were. And we totally agree! Anybody that we know that wants to have the best party with the best band we will be recommending Code Bleu. Adrian and I felt we were so lucky just to have found each other and then to our surprise it got even better when we hired you as the band. Thank you so much!
MR. & MRS. VISCHIO
We can’t thank you enough for the wonderful music you played at our children’s wedding, Robin and David Begun. You are truly outstanding musicians and singers and contributed to making their wedding an affair we will never forget. We are still receiving phone call from guests telling us how fabulous you were. Please thank the other band members for us and we look forward to someday doing business with you again.
BERNADETTE & MICHAEL MARESCA
We can not possibly express in words how thrilled we were with CODE BLEU’S performance at our wedding! Our friends and relatives are still raving! Our wedding song sounded so beautiful it brought tears to our eyes and “Butterfly Kisses”-there wasn’t a dry eye in the place! You all made our wedding spectacular and we will NEVER forget you! We’ve already recommended you to two couples. Thanks again for a magical evening!
Craig and Jeanine
My wife and I had the pleasure of having Code Bleu perform at our daughter Tara’s wedding Friday evening at the Westbury Manor and I want to offer you the following comments and one request. You need to know that the event was one of the most memorable and enjoyable experiences in the 41 years my wife and I have been married. The expertise, tightness, and high energy performance by every musician along with your song selection and sequencing played an integral part in the evening’s success. It is two days out and We are still basking in the afterglow of that evening and wish it never had to end. Please share with your band members that a great majority of our guests told us that it was the best wedding they had ever attended and we concur. My brother in-law shared with me that Code Bleu was so good that you were successful at getting his wife/my older sister to dance for the first time ever in their 40 years of marriage.
I would like to ask if you could do us a favor send a copy of the photos your wife took of our guests toward the end of the evening. It would be so interesting and unique to view them from Code Bleu’s perspective.
My wife and I are very thankful and appreciative of you and your band’s success in providing our daughter Tara and her husband Dennis a spectacular beginning to their marriage. They, like we, are certain to remember it for the rest of our lives.
Sincerely, Craig and Jeanine Wallace
TERRY & JIMMY MICHOS
Jimmy and I wanted to thank you again for the outstanding music & performances you gave at Katy & Brent’s wedding on June 15th. Many, many guests raved about the band (I knew they would!!) & loved the selections chosen. Billy Joel was a huge hit – some guests thought he was really there performing! You helped make our special day even more special & I hope our paths cross again – you were all just terrific!
Lawrence and Vicki Jordan
My daughter, Lorraine, my wife and I, would like to take this opportunity to let you know of our complete satisfaction with Code Bleu’s musical performance and courtesies extended toward us at her wedding reception. The musical performance was unparalleled by any we’ve previously experienced. You can be sure that there were many in attendance that has asked us how did we ever find such a wonderful band for our daughter’s special day. We wish you continued success and extend our most sincere thanks to you and all the members of the group, for all you did for us in making our daughter’s reception a success.
Anthony & Amy Reilly
Thank you so much for your wonderful performance at our wedding on October 7th. You were truly phenomenal. Everyone had something to say about how wonderful you were. By looking at the pictures, you can see that no one is in their seats-they’re all up and dancing. We can’t even tell you how many people thought that our wedding song “Take You Home” by Don Henley was being played on a CD! We couldn’t have asked for a more talented and entertaining band. As we’ve seen many times in the past music can either make or break a wedding. Thank you for making the most wonderful day of our lives so memorable.
Jenna & Mat Domingo
I wanted to thank you for doing such an excellent job at our wedding! We got so many RAVE reviews about you guys and a lot of our guests told us you were the best band they ever heard! I have several family members who are in bands themselves and they only had wonderful things to say! Also, a lot of people noticed how multi-talented all the members are and that is a great quality to have. The continuous music throughout the entire reception was awesome and definitely noticed by many! I have several friends who told me they have gone to weddings where the bands take breaks, etc, and that was not the case with you guys and we are thankful for that! I will definitely write a nice letter for your profile if you’d like.
A+ Sean was easy to communicate with, gave me a little bit of a price break because we had a VH and I couldn’t afford to pay them for the extra hour, and was a really chill guy to talk to in general. My DH is a musician so we saw several bands before booking Code Bleu and DH said that they were the best musicians out of the lot of bands we saw. I highly recommend them. They really kept the dance floor moving the whole night. I really can’t complain about their musicianship, performance, etc. I would recommend them 100000% over and over again. Just really remarkable talent! They hit most of the songs on our Must Play List and were just amazing throughout the whole night. One of my friends actually left our wedding, went home, cancelled her DJ and booked them the next day. We got to see them perform at her wedding in early January. It was awesome to have the opportunity! It was great to just be there listening to them play and really soak it all in.
From the moment we saw them at a showcase, we knew we had to book them. Actually, DH said to me midway through the showcase “Book’em.” From that day on, Sean, the owner of Code Bleu, was just an absolute pleasure to work with. I had some special requests for music, one being a rare Father/Daughter dance song that was apparently new and very few people knew about it. I sent Sean the lyrics and a cd with the song and he said they’d learn it without a problem. They were absolutely phenomenal the day of. They played everything I wanted and more, and the songs that they had to learn for us came out amazing. I’ve been getting non-stop compliments on them since that day.
A+! Code Bleu was absolutely spectacular. We chose the additional singer and additional brass player, so our particular band was ten pieces. Every single member is a lead singer and they are all AMAZING. Everyone danced literally the entire night, and the evening FLEW by. I truly cannot say enough about them. Sean was wonderful to work with from the get go, and he even went out of his way to have his band learn “Brucia La Terra,” a Sicilian song from The Godfather, so that my father and I could dance to it. It sounded so good that for a split second, my dad and I thought it was the soundtrack playing. They are all supremely talented and I would recommend them to anyone. They really made our wedding a PARTY! We are still receiving a ton of compliments. Highly recommend!!!
Lauren & mike
A++++ An absolute pleasure to deal with from start to finish! I absolutely loved our band! They were so incredible!! I loved them at all the showcases before the wedding but the day of they just blew me away!! I was so happy with them!! They learned our first dance, “Fly Farther” by Jars of Clay, and modified it for us! The song is a beautiful song but ends with the wife dying so we asked them to modify it for us and they did a phenomenal job!! They also learned some of our favorite songs and played them for us throughout the night! They went above and beyond! A week before my wedding I received a call from the music director at my church, he wanted me to get him lyrics and sheet music for one of the songs we had selected for the ceremony, a song that he had told me he played a thousand times already. I have no background in music and had no idea where to find sheet music so I called Sean from Code Bleu since I knew the song was on his play list. Not only was he going to give him the sheet music and lyrics but he was going to play the song over the phone and teach him the harmonies!! Unfortunately for me my music director was rather embarrassed and refused to call, he went to Sam Goody and purchased what he needed and did an okay job. I just thought it was so wonderful that Sean was willing to do all that though! All in all I strongly encourage booking them for your wedding, they are absolutely incredible!! Our guests adored them!! They are still talking about how phenomenal the band was and it’s been over a month since the wedding!!!
A+ They deserve higher! I can’t tell you how many people complimented the band. So many of my guests took their card so they can refer them to their friends. Code Bleu kept the dance floor packed and for a day wedding, it was pretty damn impressive.
Jennifer and William
We used the band “Code Bleu”. From the very beginning when we heard them play at the Milleridge Inn to the actual wedding Sean and Donna were professional and great to deal with. My guests have continued to call and compliment them!!. If you are in need of a band-Code Bleu is the way to go!!
A++++++++ Nothing can describe how fabulous they were. People were just blown away by them. Sean and Donna are so awesome to work with; they even learned “Love Rollercoaster” just because we love it. Donna did a beautiful job with “By Your Side” too. People of all ages were on the dance floor all day, and nearly everyone complimented us on them. Direct quote from my father-in-law: “The band was out of this world. They couldn’t have been better, or played a better program.” I can’t wait to dance along to my wedding video!
10++ After seeing a few other bands, we went to a showcase where Code Bleu was and I knew they were just perfect for us. At the showcase, Sean was sitting playing acoustic guitar before the band actually went on and I was impressed with his playing because it was obvious that he loved music and really got into it and was playing for the love it, not just for a job. When the band actually played, they got my attention because they were energetic, sang well and really worked well together. My husband and I wanted some of our own music to be played while the guest were being seated for the ceremony so we made a cd up of music for that, as well as the music we wanted played for the ceremony. We met with Sean a few days before the wedding and went over everything with him. Total professional and very nice. They had a laptop and speakers set up for the ceremony and all the music was cued perfectly. I had Pachabel’s Canon for the processional, then i walked down to “only time” by Enya and it really was beautiful. For the recessional we had “fly me to the moon” by Sinatra. We had a piano player at the cocktail hour who was just perfect for the atmosphere too. When it came time to announce us, they played everything perfectly. We had the bridal party come into the theme from Indiana Jones, then Jeremy and I were announced to the Star Wars Theme – our first dance was ‘at last’ and Donna sang it just beautifully. Honestly, i don’t remember much about the music at the wedding, but i do know that everyone was dancing the entire time and so many people came up to us and raved about the band.
A+++++ They rocked!!!! I was nervous at first because I really wanted a DJ because, like many other girls on here, I like club dance music – I gave them must play club songs and BOY DID THEY PLAY THEM!!! They blew my friends and I AWAY!!!!!! The dance floor was packed ALL night and that is what I wanted and what Sean, the band leader promised me and delivered!!!! One of my guests asked me if we paid them extra money NOT to let people eat because they just kept playing such great music!!! We added on a second female singer, Pam, and another horn so we had a 10 piece band but it was worth it. We requested a few Italian songs because most of Pete’s older family members are all from Italy and they learned all of the Italian songs and the “club” dance songs I requested and played them perfectly!!!! People are still calling us and our parents and telling us that Code Bleu was the best band they have EVER heard!!!! I HIGHLY recommend CODE BLEU – they were great to work with, sounded awesome, had fun and had the dance floor packed all night.
They performed our ceremony music, cocktail hour, and reception. I probably got the most compliments the whole night about the band. They were AMAZING. My husband and I are both musicians so we were both really picky about whom we picked. We couldn’t be happier with our choice, everyone was dancing all night and they were just loud enough so you can still talk without yelling. They also let my husband sing with them at the end. This band was the best! A++++++
IMPORTANT – THIS IS A MUST READ! If you read anything in this review – this is most important. I wrote this a day after my wedding – this was advice given to me or stuff I came up with on my own: -Hire a band – preferably Code Bleu! So many people told us they were the best band they have ever heard (including several family members who are in bands)! They covered so many songs so good and really made our party!!! When you find a band that can cover Andrea Bocelli (our band) and get a standing ovation from your guests. You will not have any regrets!! This was hands down the BEST decision we made!!!
What can I say….they put on a GREAT party! Let me start by saying we showcased 5 bands and once we saw Code Bleu we stopped looking. One of my friends showcased 8 bands and also hired Code Blue! They were amazing to work with and Sean is always so calm, nice and professional! We ended up booking all 10 pieces that were at the showcase because we loved what they could all bring to the table! Each member is multi-talented and can pretty much all sing and play an instrument! I mean even the saxophonist can sing! Everyone of them can cover songs so well that you can’t even tell it’s not the real song! Even the lead singer Tom can cover Andrea Bocelli’s Time to Say Goodbye – all I can say is wow…standing ovation from the whole room! For ceremony we had a flute and keyboardist, then cocktail hour we had a pianist (on the baby grand) and they also threw in a guitarist! And for the reception we had the full 10 piece band (all 8 pieces plus Pamela the singer and the trumpet guy) and they kept the party dancing all night! We gave them a must play list and they stayed along those lines. DH asked to play a song during the night and they played it immediately! They were phenomenal and the best money we spent. I only have wonderful things to say about this band!
Here are our song selections:
Our song: You and Me, Lifehouse
BP Entrance Song: Wanna Be Starting Something, Michael Jackson
Our Entrance Song: Eye of the Tiger
Cake Cutting: Sugar Sugar, The Archies
Father/Daughter: You Are So Beautiful To Me, Joe Cocker
Mother/Son: In My Life, Beatles
Now I know you probably hear this all the time, but I went to a wedding last night(Friday night) at the Fox Hollow in Woodbury Long Island. I heard Stevie Nicks singing and started to argue that it was Stevie Nicks. I started to argue that it was Billy Joel I was hearing a CD a Record or something. No one, I mean NO ONE, NO GROUP can be THAT GOOD! I can’t believe that you guys are THAT GOOD! I figured it was all the booze that was in me from celebrating the wedding, so…, I finally went over and asked the bride cause i know she doesn’t lie, and her Father is a nuclear physicists, and they are all good Catholics, and they insisted that you guys are the real thing, no lip sinking!
Now I know you can give a rat’s ass what I think, I’m just a guy with a family who loves music, who was invited to a wedding and who had a great time, but I got to tell ya, you guys were great, no better then great, you guys were fantastic. Today when I was talking about the wedding all I spoke about was how good you guys were, I thought I was cool because I took your business card and every time someone asked me who you were I got to say Code Bleu from Skyline. When I was leaving the wedding last night I was saying good-night to the bride and the last thing I told her was how great you guys were and she said,” you better have them at your next family party- they are great!” I Agree- I wasn’t going to talk prices with her then- it was her wedding- but if I can have a pricing chart of some kind that would be cool. Again- thanks for a great night of music- even the new stuff was cool considering I’m a bit older then the bride.
Thank you so much for all of the coordination and the absolutely amazing music for our wedding! You truly were spectacular and such a highlight of our evening. Everyone has been remarking on how fantastic you were and saying that you made their night so incredibly enjoyable. Thank you also for working with me to do the Beatles song for my Dad. It really meant a lot to him and it was so much appreciated. Thank you again!
Back to reality after the wedding and honeymoon….We can’t thank you enough for such a spectacular reception. We have always been told that what makes a good reception is: music, booze, and food (in that order because some people need the booze to dance). I can tell you that it’s just the music. I didn’t have time to eat and I didn’t drink until the end…the music is what made that night spectacular. I don’t think I’ve ever danced so much in my life. I found it impossible to pull myself away from he dance floor. Thank you, thank you, and thank you again. You guys made that night unforgettable for us and for our guests.
Code Bleu played my wedding on 4/10/11 at the Carlyle on the Green. To our mutual embarrassment, my wife and I were talking recently and realized we never offered a testimonial for you guys, despite being beyond fantastic. I looked at the testimonial page and I couldn’t find a link to add one, so I thought I’d write to you, almost two years later. You can either direct me to the right page or feel free to just cut and paste this- Code Bleu is the best wedding band we’ve ever heard, before our since. You were the first and last band we auditioned because after we heard you guys we didn’t need to hear anybody else. Our wedding day was the best day of our lives and you helped make that happen.