Testimonials

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Dance Floor Riot,
You guys are AMAZING!!! Thank you for all your contributions in making our wedding day spectacular. The atmosphere was electric, your level of professionalism was beyond expectations and the quality of performance is unmatched. From the first beat of the drum, the party was rockin and the dance floor was poppin. You guys played what we needed to hear. We wanted dancing, and that’s what we did. Your name is truly fitting; we had a riot on the dance floor. We still have people telling us how much fun they had at the wedding, and you guys contributed greatly to that.
From the moment we came to you and asked for you to play at our wedding, you had been on board for every idea possible. You did everything to make sure our special day would go as smoothly as possible. You were clear with communication leading up to the event and you even set up equipment in the rain. In addition, we really appreciate you bringing in a professional sound engineer to make sure the quality of sound was at its best.
Mike, you especially did a fantastic job at representing the band in a professional manner and being clear about the order of events. I highly recommend Dance Floor Riot to play at weddings. Scratch that, I highly recommend them to play anywhere! Dance Floor Riot was fantastic and we could not have asked for a better group of people to represent our ideas of having a good time.
Our greatest appreciation,
Jason & Alexandria Vanover

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There are not enough words to express our gratitude for the amazing performance you guys put on for us, our friends and family on our wedding day! We are so appreciative of all the DFR members for coming to Columbia to play for our wedding reception! The experience we had leading up and planning the big day was such a positive one. Everyone was extremely easy to work with and willing to accommodate for whatever we wanted, which is so important during such a stressful planning period.

What can we say about the actual performance?! We have heard DFR many many times, and we have to admit, they sounded the BEST at our wedding reception…and this hall was certainly not acoustically built. We know they worked hard to set up and to ensure that the sound quality was excellent! Even a month after our wedding, we still hear friends and family rave about DFR! Most comments we hear are, “when will we get to hear them again?” “Do they play in Columbia, MO?” Needless to say, DFR needs to make their way West on I-70 and start playing in CoMo!!

Thank you to all the members of DFR, we wouldn’t of had any other entertainment at our reception! Excellent performance!

Sincerely,
Tom and Lesley Randoll

Cover band wedding reception review

We hired Dance Floor Riot for our wedding reception and we couldn’t be happier! We knew we wanted a live band at our reception to take it to the next level, but it needed to be the right band. We searched and listened to lots of different bands but only one stood out as something special. Dance Floor Riot’s unique take on dance music made selecting them an easy choice. The level of professionalism displayed by Mike while booking and planning the event only strengthened our confidence in our decision. Mike was always available for information and questions and really made the whole process relaxing and enjoyable. Musically, these guys exceeded our expectations. Everybody was commenting on how great the band sounded, and how much better these songs sound than the originals. The number one compliment we heard was about the singers, Mike and Brandon. DFR does an amazing job of playing to both singers’ strengths and creating some incredible harmonies. It’s this aspect of Dance Floor Riot that really sets them apart from the other St. Louis bands. In the end, the great feedback we got from our guests let us know that Dance Floor Riot helped us reach our goal of taking our reception to the next level. We would recommend them to anyone for any event where an amazing band is needed to pump in some serious energy and get the crowd dancing!

Jeremy & Heidi Henson

Well where do we start, you all are simply amazing. Very professional and easy to work with. The minute you started to play the dance floor was packed all night! We and everyone at the reception were having so much fun that we didn’t want the band to stop so we skipped the bouquet/garter toss and the dollar dance……Totally worth it! I had several people tell us that you all were the best they have ever seen! Thank You so much for playing at our reception! You were a huge hit!

Brooke & Nick Scheitlin

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Thank you so much for playing our wedding reception! You guys are amazing and we received compliments on how awesome you were from friends and family all night long and we are still receiving them.

I could honestly tell our family & friends were extremely impressed and they were not anticipating the top notch level of fun & talent you brought to the stage. On a professional level: Mike was excellent at answering questions, prompt at returning callbacks, and providing me with confidence that the night would be everything we wanted it to be. DFR even brought the DJ to handle the formalities (1st dance, cake cutting, etc) which was a nice touch.

Jeff & I wanted a fun, entertaining & memorable reception for us and our guests and picking DFR was key.

To quote my family – “This band is amazing, how did you find them?!?”, “This band is really really good.”
To quote friends – “Can I hire them for private parties?”, “These guys are excellent.”

Thank you so much for keeping the dance floor full all night, our guests entertained, and our special song at the end of the night!!!

Kelly & Jeff Halker

If you don’t have an awesome time at a reception where Dance Floor Riot is playing then it is your own fault. My wife gave me one real task for the entire wedding and that was to find an awesome band. Not only did I not screw it up, DFR made the entire reception an event to remember. It is difficult to describe the energy, sound, and professionalism that they exhibit in their performance without seeing them in person.
My wife and I found an event they were playing on facebook and went to see them before contacting them. These guys sound amazing in person, and from the first time we contacted them they were receptive and responsive to questions. DFR made the event seamless. Working with them was probably the least stressful part of the entire wedding. They allowed us to tailor their performance to what we wanted, while still playing to the crowd and bringing their own special flair.
DFR had the entire reception dancing from start to finish. Many receptions have music, but very few actually have entertainment. We got at least as many compliments on the band’s performance as we did congratulations on our wedding. I can’t say enough about them and would highly recommend them for any event.

Chad & Heather Finley

Cover band wedding reception review

Dance Floor Riot was the perfect entertainment for our wedding reception. We wanted our reception to be less formal and more of a party for all of our friends and family to enjoy, and DFR was just what our reception needed to make this happen. Having a band play was perfect for our venue, The Old Rock House. The dance floor was always full, and we had so many friends tell us it was the best reception they had been to. The band chose amazing songs for each set to compliment the few selections we made. We are so happy we chose DFR for our wedding!

Kayla & Jake Lloyd

We booked Dance Floor Riot to play our wedding reception, and we could not have been happier. The guys in the band (and their DJ, Mike Minoff of Rockstar DJs) worked with us for weeks ahead of time to make sure everything would go smoothly, and I was very impressed at how responsive they were to calls and emails. And of course, when the actual event came, they killed it! Lots of energy and excitement, and great music for the guests to dance to all night long. I’ve received dozens of compliments, texts, and Facebook messages saying how much fun our guests had, all because of the band. I can’t imagine a better experience for the most important event of our lives.

Lisa & Daniel Garner

We just wanted to reach out to anyone considering booking Dance Floor Riot for their wedding and tell you about our experience with them. They played at our wedding on November 1st and they were AWESOME!

We could probably go on and on about things that we loved about them, so I’ll just list them here:
• The guys were super energetic and fun! There was a hamster wheel in our room at the City Museum and our guests kept talking about how fun the band was for getting in it!
• They were incredibly responsive to all of our questions. Mike would respond almost immediately to my emails. They even brought an extra music stand for our ceremony musician.
• The music was awesome. Our dance floor was packed for the entire reception. They also played a nice mix of music, incorporated most of our requests, and satisfied the wide range of music tastes for both us and our guests.
• They checked on us several times. Whether it was so see how everything was going, if we needed anything, or to okay a music request, they respected that it was our event and wanted us to have the best night. We did!
• We also loved having Jeremy Picker, the DJ from Rockstar DJs there. He was GREAT. He based his set around DFR’s selections to ensure that nothing overlapped. They worked really well together.
Just wanted you to know that we would HIGHLY recommend them for events.

Liz & Nate Marschalk

These guys are AWESOME. Period. If you are looking to plan a wedding or special event and you need entertainment, you MUST check these guys out. We first saw them perform at a friend’s wedding and they were ridiculously good. We were convinced that we wanted them for our wedding. Because DFR is so popular, their price tag went up by the time we were going to have our wedding. We paid the higher price anyway and it was worth EVERY penny. All of our guests thought DFR was the best band they’d ever heard and told us that they had the right balance of new songs, old songs, volume level, and fun. We hosted our reception at the Saint Louis Zoo, and the band members came decked out in animal ears and tails which was a huge hit for our guests! They are also unbelievably professional and accommodating. We would hire them for our next event in a heartbeat. Thank you, Dance Floor Riot, for making our wedding reception such a memorable one for us AND our guests!

Brian & Joanna Hoeltge

When my husband and I were planning our wedding, we knew that we wanted a live band at the reception. We went to see numerous St. Louis area bands, and when we saw Dance Floor Riot we knew we had to have them. This band is the complete package: the have a great set list, play their instruments well, rap, and have some amazing harmonies. Aside from being a great band, they are awesome entertainers as well with a fun and energetic stage presence. The booking process was easy as they were professional and quick to respond. They were easy to get ahold of throughout the planning process as well, and were accommodating to our requests. On the wedding night, Dance Floor Riot along with their DJ helped keep things running smoothly and according to plan. The dance floor stayed full and we had so many compliments from our guests on the band. Even the venue’s owner was very impressed! I would highly recommend Dance Floor Riot to anyone looking for a band for their occasion!

Allison Falbe

I can not express how amazing DFR is. They literally MADE our wedding. We have heard from multiple people how “epic” our wedding was. They went above and beyond every single step of the way and I KNOW it would not have been as amazing without them. Thank you so so so much guys. We are forever grateful for you. You made our dream wedding come true!

John & Candice Morgan

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