"Gary Racan & the studio-e band are outstanding! The musicians and vocalists are incredibly talented and full of energy. We have been to hundreds of weddings and events and they are by far the best band we have heard. No one else even comes close!"
"Never in a million years did we imagine a band that would play at our wedding that would bring such energy and fire to their performance. All of our guests were blown away by the music with many commenting that it was the greatest band they had ever heard!
Gary and Kim couldn?t have been more helpful in suggesting songs and sequences that created a perfect flow for our big night. Immensely talented and incredibly professional, Gary and Kim have created something truly exceptional with the studio-e band! We give them an A+++!!!"
Robert Levin and Dr. Kerry Bron
"Gary Racan and the studio-e band were incredible at our kids wedding! We are from Detroit and our son married a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania girl. From the minute we met Gary and Kim, we knew not only was the band incredible, but that they would be our ?partners? in entertainment for the wedding. No matter what the question was, Kim was always willing and able to help us out (and many of our questions went beyond entertainment).
I?m in the music business and consider myself a ?tough sell? when it comes to music. I knew within 30 seconds of hearing the studio-e band that they were the ones! The dance floor was full all night.
Best of all, to this day, when we talk about Erin and Michael?s wedding, our friends tell us that we had the ?best band ever!? Thanks Gary & Kim!"
Berkowitz Broadcast Consulting
“Gary Racan is an engaging and exciting performer! His professional style and audience rapport are unique in the business. It was exhilarating watching him perform. As a matter of fact, Gary has performed at my own personal party!”
Had No. 1 Hits of the 70's "I Will Survive” and “Never Can Say Goodbye”
“Gary Racan & the studio-e Band were the hit of our daughter’s wedding! I have never experienced a better reaction from a crowd, nor a group that played so well, kept things moving and expertly ran the wedding! Gary’s voice and range is amazing – whether he is singing a ballad or belting a rock tune, he sounds like the record! Everyone’s musicality in the band was first-rate fun, kicky, sophisticated!”
President, Kentucky Center for Performing Arts
“I want to begin by saying THANK YOU! But this truly falls short for the amazing performance given by the band for my clients wedding. Vero Beach will never be the same!
I have been in the events industry twenty plus years, with that time one gets a bit jaded. Thinking one has seen it all and a band is just another band. Now that said, I can honestly say your group not only broke me out of that through process but exceeded all expectations! The group was so perfect with the vocals for every song no matter the jondra – this was being extremely entertaining and perfectly interactive the performance was flawless!
I was beyond pleased and my clients didn’t want the night to end! This was all thanks to your show. The entire process from the initial meeting, proposal, contracting to the day of performance was handled professionally and with ease so again I can’t thank you enough.
I look forward to working with you again in the very near future.
Fé Domenech, The Event Firm
Vero Beach & Miami, Florida
“I have produced shows for 35 years and can honestly say that Gary Racan & the studio-e Band and organization are incredible to work with. They delivered the professionalism that you rarely receive from a live band, including planning and production. Gary and team provide a professional, stunning and engaging performance for any group. I use them for every engagement their schedule allows!”
Owner, Event Production, LLC - Charleston, WV
"Words cannot express how wonderful Friday evening was and certainly how memorable. You should be very proud of your efforts and you made a difference in the lives of all of us, especially our Veterans. Gary?s voice is amazing and your entire musical troupe was outstanding!"
"Gary and the entire studio-e band were so amazing at our wedding. I can't tell you how many people commented about them during the evening and for weeks to come. Everyone was on the dance floor the entire night.
Gary's voice is amazing and his range is incredible and the band is full of incredible performers. We had a ton of specific song requests leading up to our special night and they learned everything with ease.
It's safe to say that Ellen and I were extremely happy that they were our wedding band.""
President Rostrum Records
"I'm from New York City and my wife and I considered the band as the most important part of the wedding since we felt that the music makes or breaks the party. We interviewed a number of bands from New York City, Jersey Shore, Pittsburgh, and Washing DC. In the end we decided on studio-e.
Everybody that had seen studio-e raved about them and they exceeded our highest expectations. Some positives are that they don't take a break throughout the event and they are very easy to work with. They also met us in New York City for drinks and dinner to talk about the type of wedding we wanted and the atmosphere we were trying to create. We asked them to learn a new pop song the night before the wedding, thinking that it would be a long shot for them to do so, but they said absolutely no problem and played it perfectly the next day.
Most of the people at our wedding were from New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles and all of them have said for the last year or so that is the best wedding band they have ever heard. All four of the vocalists, which rotate singing songs, are very talented and they can perform any song you can think of including all the current top 40 if you ask them to.
Lastly, many of the references told me that they play to the crowd and work to get the party going no matter what the attendee's attitudes are. I would agree that they did that for our wedding."
Randy and Carrie Lee
New York, NY
“Gary and company are the most exciting and talented band that my company has ever employed! Whether they played Motown, R&B, Big Band or Rock, we danced all night long!”
New York Event Planner / Owner, RPL Consulting
“Our entire experience with Gary Racan & studio e band was absolutely amazing. Kim took the time to travel to Florida to meet with us in person before the event and she immediately put us at ease with her warm personality and extensive knowledge. During the planning stages she had fantastic suggestions, was quick to respond to our countless questions and was very accommodating on all of our requests.
The band played before and after our beach ceremony, which gave it a magical feel that could not have been replicated by programmed music. One of our most memorable moments from our four-day event was when the band played a song just for us before the reception started. They created such an intimate, special moment for us and it’s one that we’ll never forget.
Throughout the reception, the band’s energy and enthusiasm had almost every single one of our guests on the dance floor. We’ve never seen so many people dance so much at any other wedding. The food was absolutely delicious, but we’re pretty sure there were a few plates that went uneaten because people couldn’t tear themselves away from the dance floor. One of the best things about Gary Racan & studio e band was their ability to perform the perfect combination of songs to get – and keep – people of all ages on the dance floor!
When it came time for our wedding to end, the dance floor was still packed so the band graciously offered to continuing playing so that we could have just a little bit more fun. We know without a shadow of a doubt that one of the reasons our wedding was such a success was due to the great performance by the band.”
Sarah McNab & Ryan Smith
Vero Beach, Florida
“Gary Racan & the studio-e Band recently performed at a private event with us and I must say...Pittsburgh is lucky to have such a fabulous group representing its city. Gary Racan’s voice is phenomenal...what a range he has! And his band sounds like the records they sing! Once you do business with studio-e, you do not need to look anywhere else!”
Manager of The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards
“Gary Racan and the studio e band were an indispensable part of our wedding. Their talent and ability to jumpstart a party is unmatched. And as an added bonus, Kim Racan takes the stress away from planning the music for your wedding. She is professional, organized and detail oriented and will make sure your music is exactly the way you want it.”
Fashion Editor at “The Knot” & Nathan Ajiashvili (New York)
“Gary Racan & studio e exceeded all hopes and expectations! This amazing group is packed with personality, incredible energy, staggering talent and utmost professionalism. It’s a band that helps create special memories with style, efficiency and expertise. We love, love, love this band – working with them, listening to them, dancing with them, sharing unforgettable moments. They are outstanding entertainers and truly enjoyable. Our daughter’s wedding reception was very magical thanks to studio e, and Pittsburgh is one lucky city to have them!”
Lynn and Dr. Dennis Clayton
"We are so thankful for an AMAZING evening on Saturday. We were delighted with everything from start to finish!! All of the band members from we so energetic and just kept blowing us away with hit after hit!! Our friends and family were so impressed with you all keep raving about how much fun they had. One friend said “You know the band is great when you have to keep asking them to keep playing since no one will leave the dance floor! It was more than we could have imagined, so THNAK YOU!!! I hope we have the opportunity to see you again soon!!”
Lindsey Ehrenwerth and Everett Herman
"Gary Racan & the studio e band were honored to be the entertainment for the Warner Brothers movie premiere WE ARE MARSHALL starring Mathew McConehey and Mathew Fox!
It was a fabulous event produced by the amazing David Dodd Events Production LLC."
"We cannot say enough fantastic things about Gary Racan & the studio e band! Not only did they sound amazing, but the set list kept people dancing until the last note was played. We had the opportunity to work closely with Kim as she guided us in the process of planning out the evening and we felt so comfortable having her in charge.
We loved how she really listened to our ideas and had suggestions when we needed them. She developed a great schedule that kept our guests out of their seats and on the dance floor; and they are still raving about the band over a month later. We would recommend Gary Racan & studio e band for any event because we just don’t think there’s another band of their caliber in the region!!”
Kelsey & Ben
"What a great start to an incredible season in our new home. We want to give a special shout out to the fabulous Gary Racan & the studio e band for their terrific entertainment at our #PlayhouseOpeningGala. From providing live accompaniment for the student performances to Craig Davis's special musical arrangement to the rocking cast party, they were a hit!"
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Point Park University's Pittsburgh Playhouse
"Gary Racan & the studio e band were honored to have played at Wiz Khalifa's wedding. Wiz is a major icon in the music industry and truly appreciates fabulous music! He looked at many bands before choosing Gary & the studio e band to perform at his wedding reception."
Our clients are not just satisfied customers - they become raving fans!