Tracy on weddingwire.com
Wow!!! A band can make or break a wedding. The Instant Classics made my daughter`s wedding a fun and fantastic event! When the dancing started, the dance floor remained full the rest of the night! The Bride and Groom left at 10:30pm. At 11:30pm, the dance floor was STILL full because the Instant Classics were just so great!!! They were up-to-date, with multiple quality vocalists. I didn`t hear a bad note all night long! What I did hear was enthusiasm from everyone over how great the band was!! Loved them!!!! Thanks Instant Classics!!
Debbie Bertram on Yelp
I first saw this band 3 years ago when they played at the Mc Cormick Railroad park`s free concert series in Scottsdale AZ. My husband remembered their name and after 2 years, we found them again at Blue Martini. No matter where you see them, how long it`s been in between, or what kind of mood your in, they are the absolute best live band you`ll ever see or listen to. I saw them in March at Chili Bombers and can`t believe that I danced ALL night to their music. I haven`t danced like that in 30 years. We all had a blast. Recently I saw them in Phoenix at Copper Blues and was just blown away with their high energy, vocals, music and ability to perform and involve the crowd. We will be going downtown again in a couple of weeks to see them again. I can`t wait as even if I don`t dance, I still will have the time of my life watching them perform. They are without a doubt the BEST live band you`ll ever witness!
Douglas Kahn on Yelp
The Instant Classics When you’re planning a wedding party, there are so many different elements you need to make it a success. To us, one of the most important was the music. We planned our kid’s wedding sort of like a committee. There were the bride and groom, her parents, and us. After that, there were approximately 160 people in attendance who are mostly quite opinionated. This Saturday evening party followed the wedding ceremony and a cocktail hour. Our goal was simple. We wanted everyone to eat, drink, dance and have a wonderful evening that they would remember. Sometimes, I hate to say it, weddings can be rather stiff and boring. This was not going to be the case with The Instant Classics. In our planning phase, there was serious discussion as to whether we should have a live band or a DJ or both. Our wedding planner made plans to expose us to both at various weddings and parties she was doing. In terms of the live band, we had a number of very good choices. We were able to watch videos of their performance, many have websites, and then go watch them play live. When we first saw The Instant Classics, I was already leaning toward a live band with maybe a DJ to fill in at band breaks. When we heard The Instant Classics, I knew immediately that they were my choice to help make our wedding party great. My only concern was whether or not they would be available for our event. Fate had it that they were. They were also willing to meet with the bride and groom at some timer before the wedding to talk about what they wanted from the band. That meeting was a huge success. The Instant Classics play a lot of different types of music under the category that I call Rock and Roll. They have an extensive song list that is forever changing to keep current but still retain great music from the past. Some of the categories we chose were Mellow, Oldies, Classic Rock, Big Rock, Funk-Disco, Dance-Hip Hop, and 90’s-00’s Rock. Our families, although now happily living in the Phoenix AZ area, came from Detroit. So everything Motown is large to us. As soon as all guests came into the ballroom, the band started playing. They were beyond our expectations. The dancing started immediately and went late into the night. Nobody had to be asked up from their chairs. Even people who I know never dance were on the dance floor all night long. That is a huge credit to The Instant Classics. They were very warm with our guests and immediately showed that on stage via their performance and you can feel it. It was almost like a concert and dance at the same time because they were so amazing. We ended up not using a DJ. Our kids who were kind of reluctant to have a live band ended up having the best time. The thing is if you’re a live band, you have to be good. The Instant Classics are more than good. They’re great! I would highly recommend them to everyone. They certainly “bring it” and if the guests “bring it” as well, you will have the perfect evening.
Drew G on Yelp
This review is loooong overdue. The Instant Classics played at our wedding back in October `11, and absolutely rocked the house. From classic `80`s to modern day hits like Lady Gaga, they will make your big day unforgettable. My friends and family kept saying throughout the night that this was most fun they have ever had a wedding. Keep the booze flowing, the speakers turned up, and you`ll go out in style!! No one wanted to leave! Working with the band was great too. They knew exactly how to MC the night and kept the energy high! Professional and courteous from our first meeting to the actual big day. Everyone will forget the food and flower arrangements, but a band like The Instant Classics will be memory soon not forgotten.
Allie on weddingwire.com
The Instant Classics are AMAZING!!! They are so talented and made our wedding the best night of our lives!! Our guests couldn`t stop raving about the band, and people did not leave the dance floor ALL night!! They are so flexible and will continue to play if the party is going!! They are so friendly and fun, and really have such talent! We can`t wait to go watch and dance with The Instant Classics when they play at local bars/restaurants!! Your wedding will be so memorable and fun if you hire The Instant Classics!!
Dana on weddingwire.com
The Instant Classics are incredible. Many of our guests said that they should be on the X Factor. They are able to get and keep everyone on the dance floor and their versatility is unreal. They are able to play everything from country to rap and all genres in between!!
Lisa on wedding wire.com
I don`t know how to explain how wonderful this band is. I would recommend you use The Instant Classics for any type of event. They know how to perform and entertain every age group. They have an updated song list on their website and they will play any song you ask for. They are really a true human jukebox. If you are looking for the best possible entertainment in town, look no further! They are worth every dollar and every guest will agree. Hurry up and book them before they are famous!
Bill Z on Yelp
Wow. Amazing. Simply amazing. When you see a live band, normally there might be one or two weak links... perhaps the drummer is just average, or maybe the guitar player is a bit mushy... not so this band! The Instant Classics cover every genre, from Lady Gaga to Neil Diamond, AC/DC to Prince, and they do it flawlessly. My wife and I sat there and were simply amazed at their quality. Easily the best live band we`ve ever seen at a club. I highly recommend them.
Jodels & Ben on weddingwire.com
If you do one thing for your wedding, book The Instant Classics! This "made" my wedding. Everyone commented on how wonderful the band was. My friends had a wonderful time singing with the band after they sang a set without my friends. They will do whatever you want... karaoke or not. They are brilliant! My wedding was the event of the year because of this band... and I knew it would be, I had all the confidence in the world in them.
Gabi M on Yelp
I know some of our wedding guests were talking about yelping our band, so I`m jumping on now to make sure I get the FTR (First to Review)... I allowed Jared (my husband and yes I still love saying that), to choose this band for our wedding. I`m sure glad I did... They were incredible! This band had the dance floor packed from the minute the ballroom doors opened until they packed up to leave... they played a wide range of music from Stevie Wonder to AC/DC to Black Eyed Peas and a ton in between. They also chimed in when appropriate during my Dad`s FOB (Father of the Bride) speech... they were on it! We couldn`t be more pleased with The Instant Classics` performance at our wedding... our only complaint was that the night had to end! If you`re looking for a band for a special occasion, give them a call... (and tell them Gabi and Jared sent you). Or if you want to go see them perform, I know they have a few regular gigs around the Valley - go check them out. We are forever fans and look forward to seeing them again real soon!
Andrea R on Yelp
Darn! FTRs (first to reviews) on Yelp are hard to come by these days and it looks like Gabi M beat me to it on this one! Oh well, I"ll let it slide...since she was the bride and all. ;) As a professional wedding guest (seriously, this weekend makes 3 weddings just this month) I`ve learned that the most important part of the wedding is the bride and groom- duh. And the 2nd most important part- the band! If the band sucks...the music sucks...the dancing sucks.. the party sucks...and so on. Fortunately, for Gabi M`s wedding guests The Instant Classics certainly did NOT suck. I`ve seen very few wedding bands pull off both old and new music well, but The Instant Classics was able to pull it off perfectly. Therefore the music was awesome...the dancing was awesome...and the party was awesome! If you`re getting married in Phoenix you can`t go wrong with these guys. Just make sure you get a big dance floor- you`re going to need it!
AZBRIDE on weddingwire.com
The Instant Classics were amazing! They had everyone from our friends, to our parents and our grandparents out on the dance floor the entire night. They had SO much energy and really knew how to involve everyone. They had a great flow of the night with no dull moments. They were full of life, able to understand, and most of all great performers. This band is a no-brainer!
Mandy on weddingwire.com
The Instant Classics musicians were fabulous! Their music was even better in person than at our 1st meeting with them. The music was seamless and everyone enjoyed them. They took some requests and band was so nice and friendly. They were simply awesome! The music was beautiful and exactly what we wanted! I was reffered to The Instant Classics by Ella from Classic Cakes.
Best Karaoke with a live band Phoenix New Times Best of 2010
So you`ve had a couple of drinks and someone hands you a microphone while a canned instrumental track of your favorite `80s song starts to play. You`re ready to tear it up, but it`s hard to feel like a rock star when you`re following a bouncing dot across a TV screen. If you really want to feel like a superstar (or just a glorified drunk), get onstage at Blue Martini Lounge on a Monday night, when local cover band The Instant Classics will back you up. This solid, six piece band has an extensive repertoire of songs, from Lady Ga Ga and Pat Benatar to Bob Seger and Flo Rida. The audience at Blue Martini is generally very enthusiastic and supportive, and they`ll cheer for you whether you burp into the microphone or not. And if you get up there to croon Sweet Caroline and find yourself frozen with stage fright, never fear — there are three singers in The Instant Classics who`ll be happy to make it sound like you`re just, uh, harmonizing.
Jennifer on weddingwire.com
Very open to personalizing. On time, professional, and very flexible.