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City Heat band Reviews

we are ONE band - from Pittsburgh - and these are
REAL reviews from clients whom YOU can contact!

Ask other bands to give you contact info for their clients so you can talk about their experience..... If they won't - it's probably because their reviews are bogus - OOF!


ALL quotes from REAL notes from City Heat's REAL clients: (all references verifiable & viewable upon your request! - tired of fake reviews? SO ARE WE!!) 

"We had John Parker bands (City Heat) for our Wedding Reception. They were outstanding. We kinda thought they were going to be good. But they were the BEST.  Everyone at our reception complemented us on our choice of band. We HIGHLY recommend this band."  - Roger & Tina Cooper  (Wedding in Pittsburgh PA)

"John!  The City Heat band was great. Compliments from everyone. Thanks to all for making my daughter’s wedding INCREDIBLE!!"  Matt Blistan  (wedding at Duquesne Power Center Pittsburgh)

"We had City Heat play at our wedding and they were amazing! The dance floor was packed the entire night and everyone raved about how good the music was. The band was wonderful to work with from start to finish. They brought such an amazing energy to the night and just created a really fun and upbeat atmosphere and everyone was sad when the party had to end. We loved City Heat and recommend them to anyone looking for a great wedding band." Sarah Schreiber (Pittsburgh Wedding at the Fairmont Hotel)


"Everything was absolutely wonderful!... The band made the entire reception fantastic. They were extremely professional and I would recommend them to anyone! They really went above and beyond with everything. We have had so many of the wedding guests tell us how the band tied the whole reception together. The band works really hard and should be very proud of the work that they do!... Katie & Zach Wallace (Green Gables Wedding Jennerstown PA)

"..let me tell with complete honestly that the only way the band could have been better was to have played for another 4 hours! Many guests, some of whom are known for being VERY hard to please, told me that this was the best band they’d heard and the most fun they’d had dancing in a long time. And, folks danced until the band packed up. They were also very friendly and responsive to all of the guests. And, I have to say, you told us that having horns would make a difference, and I they did. Finally, I appreciated all of your professionalism and attention to detail, which made the arrangements go smoothly and predictably. So, thanks again for providing us with such wonderful music..." David & Judy Kolko - (Wedding at the LeMont Restaurant Pittsburgh)


"I just wanted to say thank you for making the wedding so  special.  All night long I kept hearing that the band is FANTASTIC and where did you find them?  I’m hoping  you get follow up business from our guests.  My husband stated that the wedding was wonderful but the band took it to a new level.  Thank you again for making this such an easy process, and please let City Heat know how much we enjoyed their talents….because that is truly a talented group of individuals. Thank you again!" Linda Botzer (Grand Hall at The Priory - Pittsburgh)

"The band was GREAT! Everyone loved them. All good musicians and vocalists.
Thanks!" - Matthew M. Blistan, Jr National Vice President GBU Financial Life (Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh)


"Hi John!! We had such a magical night at the wedding. City Heat was absolutely amazing and so many of our guests commented positively as well. I have so many great things to say. :) Please thank City Heat for us. It was absolutely perfect." Kelley Anderson - (Bride - Pittsburgh Botanical Gardens Wedding)


"The  (125th Anniversary) celebration was a huge success, one that all will remember for a long time. The members of "City Heat" did a phenomenal job! All in attendance LOVED them."  Matt Blistan - National Vice-President, GBU Financial - Westin Convention Center Hotel Pittsburgh

"I just wanted to let you know how many guests commented wonderful things about the band. Everyone loved them regardless of age, and the songs selected were perfect. I couldn’t have imagined the night going any better and City Heat was a big part of that. They are truly great entertainers and professionals. And thank you for all of your hard work throughout the process. If you need anything from either Alex or I (reviews, ect) please don’t hesitate to ask. And we’ll be sure to recommend you to anyone looking to make an event very special." Justin Sell & Alexandra Cortese (Wedding at Montour Heights Country Club)

"Just wanted to let you know that City Heat was fabulous! they got everyone dancing and did a great job. Loved the horns. I'd recommend them anytime! Thanks, Christie" - Christie Pirrung Wedding Coordinator (Private Farm Wedding in Pittsburgh)


"City Heat is a phenomenal wedding band. They played for our oldest son's wedding 6 years ago and kept the dance floor packed the entire night. They also learned a song specifically for the bride and groom so they didn't have to play a recording of it! We enjoyed this band so much, that our youngest son is getting married next year and we have requested City Heat again! You cannot go wrong with John Parker groups....they are the best in the business! We can't wait to make more memories with this band at our next wedding. Thank you!"  Jeff & Linda  (Pittsburgh Country Club Wedding)

"City Heat was awesome!! We heard nothing but great things from our guests and Allie and I loved them! They were a ton of fun and kept everyone on the dance floor. We appreciate your attention to detail and willingness to help, it was very reassuring that you were able to walk us step by step through the process....Thanks again" Dan and Allie Mulford (Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall, Pittsburgh PA) 

"We would like to thank you for your excellent services at our wedding... ...We knew from the beginning that we wanted a band for our big day, and you all did not disappoint. Thanks for taking all of our suggestions, especially for doing such a great job with our first dance songs. We received a number of compliments from our guests about the quality and variety of music, and all of the special events like the garter toss and anniversary dance were perfect. You helped make it a day we'll always remember, and we are truly grateful." - David and Elizabeth Fiola (Green Gables, Jennerstown PA) 

"...I thought the City Heat band was fantastic at my daughter's wedding. They were friendly, upbeat and professional and, most importantly, sounded great. I can't tell you how many guests complimented them (and the majority were sober at the time). Thanks so much for all your help through this process. It was great working with you and your company..." - Jim Scibilia (Grand Concourse Pittsburgh PA) 

"Good morning John, Checking in to let your know that the Kolko wedding was a huge success!
The dance floor was filled and rocked all night because your [City Heat] band was fantastic! Thanks for all you did to make my event fabulous!! Be well, Margie Stang - Event Planner (Wedding in Pittsburgh PA at the LeMont)


"The reception was wonderful and the band was fantastic! And the band members were a lot of fun!! We really enjoyed having them come out on the dance floor during some of the songs. I received many comments from our guests about how impressed they were with the band..." - Don Williams (The Gathering Place at Darlington Lake, PA) 

"City Heat was amazing! Everyone loved the music and the whole crowd really got into it! We are still hearing so many compliments on the party, band, and everything associated with the event. I was pleasantly surprised and was touched to know we be having a 5 piece band for the night! Every band member was friendly, professional , and very talented. We really enjoyed having them and they went above and beyond in every way for us at the event" - Marina Mangerie (Pittsburgh PA) 

"Thank you! The band was terrific. We received compliments on them all night!....everyone was enjoying them so much and it made the wedding perfect! Tami had her "fairy tale" wedding! Hope we can do it again some time. If you ever need a reference for future clients - don't hesitate to use us." - Kathy & Hide Yamatani (the University Club, Oakland Pittsburgh PA) 

"From the booking of the band, our contact with your staff, and your telephone conference call discussing all of the details for the evening made us feel confident that the music would be special. My wife and I truly appreciate your professionalism and would highly recommend you. Thanks..." - Tony and Ann Sciulli (Sheraton Station Square Pittsburgh PA) 

"...I wanted to let you both know how delighted we were with City Heat at the wedding. They brought energy to the celebration throughout the reception. They played all the songs we requested and many we didn't but should have. They stayed attuned to the mood of the whole group and made the reception fun for everyone. We received a lot of compliments from all ages... ..we asked them if they would play on which they happily agreed to do. City Heat made the reception..." - Jim and Beth Webster (Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens - Pittsburgh PA)

"We had City Heat play at our wedding and they were amazing! The dance floor was packed the entire night and everyone raved about how good the music was. The band was wonderful to work with from start to finish. They brought such an amazing energy to the night and just created a really fun and upbeat atmosphere and everyone was sad when the party had to end. We loved City Heat and recommend them to anyone looking for a great wedding band.."  Sarah & Dave - (Wedding at the Fairmont Hotel Pittsburgh)

"We showed the New Yorkers how to party. We will use you in our future. Thanks" - Jay Steinberger (Saint Clair Country Club Pittsburgh PA) 

" ...City Heat was fantastic, and we couldn't have asked for more class, professionalism, and talent.  It was all around wonderful.  People danced all night long, the band members were incredible kind and considerate, and the energy was great.  Thank you for the great experience.  We will be sure to recommend City Heat, and your company, to anyone we can.  We are so appreciative!  Thanks again..." - Paul & Michele Stavovy

"Hello, Just wanted to let you know how impressed with the band we were! I can't even count how many compliments we were told. You have the ability to make every age group enjoy the many different kinds of music. Once again thanks you made the evening unforgettable. Carolyn Saylor

".....The band was GREAT!!!! Everyone was up dancing all night and that is exactly what we wanted. It was a little nerve racking with the hurricane in the forecast but once the decision was made to have it all in the tent it was Beautiful. Thanks again." - Barb and Rick Hartman

"Thank YOU! It was a sensational party and we couldn't be happier. Hope to see you in NY one of these days!" - Julie Lifton

"...Sean and I would like to thank you for all your help & City Heat for their Amazing Performance at our wedding Saturday night.  The band honestly blew us away.  The lead singer was simply phenomenal. She could not have been nicer and her voice was absolutely beautiful.  Everyone complimented the band and they were all so excited.   Simply stated - They were wonderful!" - Amy Haag

"...City Heat was ABSOLUTELY fabulous at the wedding! They sounded so great and played perfect songs to keep our guests on the dance floor. They really created a perfect night for us! We had the best time dancing, and even after continuing the party for an extra hour, we could not get our guests off of the dance floor. Everyone raved about how wonderful the band was and what a great time they had. City Heat made our reception flow well and kept everyone very entertained..." - Stephanie GolubicWe had City Heat play at our September 2, 2018 wedding and they were amazing! The dance floor was packed the entire night and everyone raved about how good the music was. The band was wonderful to work with from start to finish. They brought such an amazing energy to the night and just created a really fun and upbeat atmosphere and everyone was sad when the party had to end. We loved City Heat and recommend them to anyone looking for a great wedding band.

"...  I can't tell you how happy Amanda and I were with the band. The band NAILED my first, my last, my everything. From that point on the band did a truly amazing job intertwining oldies with newer songs. We have received so much positive feedback from our families and guests. We would be more than happy to recommend City Heat or you personally to a couple for a wedding or future event..." - Peter & Amanda Livanos

" We had a fantastic time. The band was great, got rave reviews from everyone. Very talented, and they helped "run" the day without being overbearing. They had everyone out dancing which is exactly what we wanted. I think truly everyone had a great time! Thanks for setting things up." - Ryan Flanigan - Groom (Wedding with the City Heat Band at the LeMont Restaurant Pittsburgh PA)

" sincere appreciation for the outstanding performance by City Heat!... They were superb. Everyone from the bridal couple to the last guest loved every second of the reception. The quartet, cocktail musicians and band were all perfect. And John, I want to thank you so much for your guidance, professionalism and honesty. It was a pleasure to work with you. Many thanks to all of the musicians, May we meet again! - Chris Rothman (Wedding at Rustic Acres, Pittsburgh PA with City Heat Band & String Ensemble for ceremony & jazz duo foir cocktails)

"...What you heard from the band wasn't entirely true.  It was not a good time, but an incredibly GREAT time that was had by all.  It was a wonderful event overall, but the band made such an incredible difference.  Extraordinarily professional, amazingly hard working and talented from beginning to end, They maintained non-stop energy and participation.  The dance floor was filled the entire night.  On several numbers, especially during dinner, the band drew rounds of applause after each number.  The band also maintained our timeline perfectly throughout the night..." - Nick and Judy DeGregorio

"I can't fathom why people hire DJ's. The booking of the band was money well spent and worth every penny... The band was awesome! John and the band were the easiest vendor to work with. If only everyone were as professional, friendly, & helpful! Many, many thanks!" - Kim & Mike Currykosky

"..Rave Reviews - City Heat was Incredible - thank you thank you!! - Natalie Berger, Premier Pittsburgh Wedding Planner 


"The reception, from start to finish, turned out to be the best ever because we chose to go with you, John Parker, and the band City Heat. They were excellent - the party was jumping from the very start. ...Of all the things we did for this wedding, we felt having City Heat was the best money we ever spent. All the band, musicians & vocalists were excellent. When the music stopped, it left everyone wanting more. We wished we could have danced forever."- Kathy Hartman

"Our wedding was AMAZING!!! Our guests, as well as us, LOVED City Heat!! They were awesome, and they really made the difference at our wedding. My family always said, that the entertainment has to be great for a Wedding to be great, and City Heat was GREAT!!! They even accomodated my groomsmen singing "You've lost that loving feeling" to me, Top Gun Style ( and stepped in when none of them knew all the words..hahaah:):) ) Our guests kept talking about how they have not been to a wedding with a live band in such a long time and it really makes the difference. My dad can't stop talking about the band, and can't wait for my little sister to get married so we can have them out again:) Thanks John so much for everything!!!" - Julie and Jeff Stueve

"City Heat was unbelievable... The crowd chanted for more when they stopped playing. They were so much fun- They played a HUGE role in making our wedding a great party." - Chris & Megan Tomley

"John made the excitement for the wedding really start when we talked the week of the event. Bob was excellent and SO personable... My whole wedding experience was like a fairy tale and City Heat made that even more true.. I can not give City Heat enough praise! the dance floor was never empty! Thank you!" - Leslie Longosky

"City Heat had them dancing from the first minute until the end." "their relationship with the audience is clearly special- they click with the crowd every minute of the night." "City Heat was one of the best investments we could have ever made." "City Heat made a perfect day even more perfect"- Lawrence & Nancy Ward, Jr.

"Emily and I would like to thank the band, again, for the amazing show they put on. We're still getting compliments from our guests" - Kyle & Emily Kemenyes - Wedding at the Event Center & St. Sava in Broadview Heights OH.  

"[John] I cannot Thank you enough for all the time, energy, and attention that you provided to me before the event. I was pleased with all of your questions, concerns, and suggestions to help make our evening a success. And City Heat was sooooo nice! Great group of people. I felt like I could not Thank them enough. They truly embraced our guests and showed them a wonderful and memorable evening... Keep up the great work and thanks again for such fantastic evening. It was a first class experience!!!!" - Megan Domin

"Thank you so much for providing such wonderful music at our wedding reception! Our guests absolutely loved the music! Everybody was dancing the whole night and had such a great time.... keep up the good work!..." - Joe & Maria Meja

"Dave and I cannot tell you how pleased we were with City Heat.... They were very talented, considerate, and really knew how to get the crowd going. It was also fun to see guests sing with the band at some points! Overall, we are extemely pleased with the entire experience. Working with you [John Parker] and City Heat has been a very professional, hassle-free and delightful experience. Dave and I thank you very much for making our reception so memorable.." - Christin Raimondo Buehler

"Hi John, Well, the wedding was a hit!! The band was AWESOME!!! ... WE were all very pleased, especially my dad! He loved how they sang September by Earth, Wind, and Fire! That is his favorite and they sounded just like them!!! Thank you for everthing and believe will be getting A LOT of calls from fans!!!!! Thanks again!..." - Nikki Hergenroeder "Verrengia"

"We had many comments about how great the band was... ...we were surprised how short and few their breaks were! - ...Thank You! - Ashley Christie

"City Heat was great... 'Perfect'... They played all the appropriate songs at the appropriate times. They were fun & even let me sit-in on drums -and my friends sing- the crowd loved that..." - Doug Kittrell 

"I received many calls and notes from guests commenting on the 'wonderful band' ... I wish I had another wedding, anniversary, or 'something' soon, [to hire them again!] -Mrs. George M. Inglis

"Thank you so much, we have received so many compliments on the band. You really added a lot to our celebration, everyone had so much fun... Thanks again, you were truly wonderful!" - Courtney & Colin Murray

" I wish I had another occasion to hire them again ! ...We wre thrilled with City Heat's performance and service... a perfect selection of songs, ....they could not have been better!" - Trish & Matt Danko

"...can't tell you how pleased we were with City Heat at the wedding. All of our guests thoroughly enjoyed the band. Our guests continually raved throughout the evening on the band's performance. It truly made our day the best that it could be..." - Ann & Tony

"The band was a BLAST! John Parker was super friendly & helpful before, and City Heat was very accomodating to our needs... they looked great!" - Kristen Moore Isasky

"Everyone at our wedding commented on how great the band was. They got everyone dancing and having a great time. People came up to us afterwards and asked us who they were. Very Fun!!!" - Nicole Schiffino

"The band was awesome..." - Neha Pandit

"You truly embraced our crowd and made it impossible to sit still... your energy illuminated through the entire room! You were such a significant part of our special day & one of the best investments we could have ever made.... Thank you for a first-class performance! - Applause! -" -Rob & Megan Domin

"City Heat did such a great job... We and our guests were so pleased!" - Tara Dick

"They were wonderful- able to please everyone, in all age ranges, & could not have been more accommodating. So many guests, totally unsolicited, approached me & my family to talk about how impressed they were with the band. Our friends are still talking about it! They are a class act! " - Jody Pavlot

"I can't tell you how many people commented on how great the band was... all of the band members were very accommodating throughout the evening. City Heat was the perfect addition to our wedding. Thanks to all of them." - Dr. & Mrs. Michael & Andrea Zapadka

"John was great, made me feel completely at ease.. Everyone loved City Heat! They did such a wonderful job for our wedding~ So glad we chose them!" - Anne & Michael Smith

"The band was absolutely wonderful! Everyone keeps coming up to us to tell us how great they were. Thank you for making our wedding unforgettable!" -Amy & Alfred L'Altrelli

"City Heat made our wedding what we wanted, a party to remember!" - Ethan & Cortney Frantz

"City Heat was absolutely wonderful. The band kept everybody dancing for the entire night. If I have the opportunity to hire them again, I would in a heartbeat. We couldn't ask for a better band. Almost every guest commented on how good the band was!!" -Stacey Rathgeb-Haught

"The band was fabulous- I had so many guests comment on how good the band was. The upbeat songs kept everyone on the dance floor in a festive mood. -Lisa & John Borland

"I cannot stress enough how pleased I was with their talent, performance & personality. Their energy level was phenomenal! I received so many positive comments about the band... approachable and accommodating... I may have to hire them for my wedding anniversary sometime!"-Amy Swank

"City Heat was awesome! They were very accommodating... everyone danced and had a great time... they are fabulous!" - Raquel Gonzalez Kramer

"Everyone commented and asked who our band was for the wedding- everyone loved them and so did we!- very professional and great talented performers"  - David & Serena Stanek

"They made our wedding the perfect day in song and music.... We would recommend this group to anyone" - Mr & Mrs Harry Golicher

"Please thank City heat for a great job... they were terrific. We all had so much fun. You only had to see all the dancers on the floor to know that people were enjoying themselves. They were very professional and orchestrated all of the special dances, announcements, etc., and made the festivities run smoothly... thank you" - William Baker

"Thanks for helping to make our party on Saturday night such a success. We loved it and are hearing great things from all of our friends.... You and your band were great! We'll be sure to contact you the next time we are having a party. If you ever need a reference, please feel free to give our name. Thanks again" -Kathy Klein

"Phenomenal Band! They made the party! Everybody loved them. People told us they forgot how fun it is to dance all night! -Matt Sulecki

"...very outgoing and fun to work with, she was ready to accommodate all my requests" -Sheri Atkins-Evans

"City Heat was wonderful. They played great music and were very professional. The lead singer is an outstanding vocalist." -Stephanie Fallat- Miss Pennsylvania

"If any one is thinking about another band besides City Heat, they are crazy. City Heat is the best band we have ever heard at a wedding or corporate event." "Outstanding, keep up the great work!" - Bruce & Gretchen McAdams

"All of our guests loved the band, and were impressed... many others said it was the most fun they'd had at a wedding, due in large part to City Heat.." - Jill Lacey

"Very satisfied, they were outstanding!!" - Ellen Sachs

"City Heat was terrific! All of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the band. -Jennifer & Andrew Siegel

"The band City Heat was excellent. They were courteous and their music was outstanding. We would definitely recommend them to others!" -Arlene Corey, Southpointe Golf Club

"Thanks for a nice job, Club member feedback was all positive!" - Lee James, 100 Club

"The guests had a great time! We had so many GREAT comments about the band!! :) - Stephanie Buchanan

"Thank you, John, for always being available with questions that I had. It was a wonderful experience. City Heat's music was fun... everything was perfect! Perfect Mix!... and the took their breaks when I asked them to! thank you for making our wedding day spectacular!..- Emily Reilly

"The band was excellent! People came up to us and mentioned, without solicitation, that they were very pleased with the music. They also mentioned that the music did not "drown out" the table conversation. We were very pleased with their performance. They were not only cooperative, but very helpful in making our wedding very successful. I would recommend City Heat to anyone!" - David Bertenthal

"We loved City heat! This is the second time we used them for an event and we would definitely use them again!!" - Toni McGowan

"Everyone had a wonderful time- danced & danced. We were told it was the most fun people had had at a wedding! Thank you!" - Dottie Noble

"...very happy & pleased at the wedding" - Jane Miller

"..Everyone at the wedding loved the band. Many people commented on it. Thank you for putting on such a good show.." - Damon Vaccaro

"What a great job!! Thanks. Many people requested the name of the band, our guests enjoyed the performance as much as we did" - Kristen & Gabriel Seaman

"We received nothing but positive comments about the band from our guests. Everyone enjoyed their performance. They made our event a huge success". -Barbara Viccari, Mercy Heart Institute Pittsburgh.

"... John Parker, you were the most professional of the vendors we worked with... [City Heat] thank you for an excellent job... we have heard nothing but compliments on your performance...." - Jill & David Deutsch

"City Heat made our wedding a huge success. Everyone was dancing (all ages). I can't wait to watch our video of the wedding to hear and see them from beginning to end." -Nadine Rosile

"The band was GREAT!" -Renee' Neely

our complete list of "raves" is a long one, 
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