Our dance band was the BEST of the best in the San Francisco Bay area, but in 2018 we made the decision to retire our dance band.  We currently provide wedding ceremony music and background music for weddings, corporate events and private parties with the same level of excellence.  Although we now focus on background type music, we are still the same great musicians so we have included some of  the rave reviews of our dance band in addition to comments about our ceremony and background music.

Bride’s Magazine listed Steve Ezzo & The Monterey Bay All-Stars as one of the top 5 Highest Rated Wedding Bands in Northern California!  There are over 66 five-star reviews posted by couples on Wedding Wire and we have been voted in the top 5% of wedding vendors in the country for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.  Additional reviews can be seen on The Knot, Google, and other sites.  Here is one example of a review posted on Wedding Wire:

“They were unequivocally the best part of our wedding and also the best value too.  During the reception the band ROCKED the Holman Ranch barn.  Everyone was dancing from 2 year old kids to an 80 year old Italian grandfather to 60 year old Chinese women.  This is how awesome they were.  The band members were consummate professionals.  I could not imagine the day without them there.  With so many wedding vendors inflating prices, it’s great to see how much value you can still get.  I would skimp on almost all parts of our wedding, if I had to, just to book them.  Do it now!”  –Robert Ly
To read 65 other reviews posted on Wedding Wire, go to, but before you leave our website, please read the following comments sent from past clients. We have over 150 testimonials from couples, corporations, and event planners and below are just a sampling:

“You guys are INCREDIBLE! Sean and I just got home and we’re still getting emails and text messages about how awesome you guys are, and it’s so true. The sound was phenomenal, the lighting and the levels were incredible, we had such a good time. We would have danced the whole night and wanted to say thank you so much for giving us an extra song, it was such a special gift.  Ann, you’re a sound genius! Sean and I stayed at the Plaza for the weekend and had the opportunity to see another band playing at one of the other weddings, the music was so loud it chased the guests out of the room and into the hallway. You’re sound levels were perfect, so many of our friends and family said it was just like being at a concert, and it was! I know it takes a tremendous amount of skill to work with sound as well as you do, it’s hard to figure out what is too loud, and what needs a little more juice, you SO rocked it and we’re just so impressed by how professionally you work together.  Steve, you are so badass. We just love you guys, thank you for reading the room and picking the right songs, that is such a rare skill and you are so appreciated. We had such a wide range of family and friends and it’s a battle to please everyone, but you really hit it out of the park. What a blast! Y’all are hands down the best wedding investment any couple could wish to make, thank you for bringing so much joy to our night. We are over the moon and so thrilled to have found you! I don’t know what else to say, aside from WOW, what a hell of a show!”  Kelsey & Sean McCann

“Thank you so much for making our wedding amazing!  The Jazz band, dinner music, emceeing, and the full dance band were all unbelievably awesome and we got SO many compliments about how wonderful your band was.  I had so much fun dancing and the music you picked was perfect.  The band is really, really, really talented and we feel really lucky to have found you for our wedding.”  —Victoria & Drew Hall

“Thank YOU both so much for the wonderful music to help make our anniversary party so special.  EVERY SINGLE guest said that they enjoyed your music so much. Among the many compliments that we heard, one said that he could tell that “the music and singing were coming from the heart, and there is so much emotion and energy that musicians and singers were putting out.”  Many guests said it was easy and meaningful to interact with members of your band. Guests told us that despite all your talent, all the group members interacted with guests in a very friendly manner. Many guests told us that our party was the most fun they have had in years.  Fantastic!  It was our pleasure to work with you.  Every expectation and more came through.  We have to think of another occasion to hire your band.”  –Werner & Deborah Ju  

“Hiring Steve and the band was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding.  Ann was able to answer all of my questions and took control of our wedding so I didn’t have to worry about anything!  The music was amazing.  We are still getting compliments on the band!” —Katie & Dylan Chesbro

“Thanks again for all of your patience, time, love for music, and being the absolute BEST musicians.  Everyone had the BEST time and could not stop saying “how wonderful” the band was.  You kept everyone dancing and having a wonderful time.  Both vocalists were fabulous and Neal singing our First Dance will be a moment that we never forget.  Ann–all of our communication and preparation paid off!  Thank you for all of your hard work and time.  Steve–WOW! you did it all!!  From being the organizer and leader of our day to the BEST GUITARIST I have seen.  You and your band made our day all that more special.”  —Bridgette & Mike Paravati

“AnnaMarie and I feel so lucky to have such a polished, professional and spectacular group of musicians to provide the soundtrack to our wedding day.  Steve and Ann, given that the Monterey Bay All-Stars are in such high demand and that it is wedding season, your collaboration with me has been nothing short of amazing.  And Steve, thanks so much for putting a frantic and somewhat demanding groom’s mind at ease.  Everything sounded great!  Better than great!” –Jack & AnnaMarie Meadow

“My wife gave me very few responsibilities for this wedding, but one big one was to take care of the music.  Ann was our contact person and handles all the logistics for the band. She was awesome in following up with us periodically throughout the wedding planning process, all of which was to ensure everything ran like a well-oiled machine, and it did. She was able to prepare a package that fit our needs and was able to provide as much or as little as we needed.  I also appreciated that Ann offered and recommended additional services as needed, but was never pushy about it like some vendors can be.  Steve provided mics and sound for the ceremony, background recorded music for the cocktail hour, and a band for our reception, as well as MC’ing services for the reception. Everything was flawless. People came up to us all night thanking us for the live band and telling us how much they enjoyed the music and dancing.  I was so impressed with the band that I told our photographers to make sure we got a picture with them at the end of the night. I couldn’t let the night end without that picture for us to remember what a fun night it was.”  — Jonathan Lee

“We could not have asked for better entertainment at our wedding.  Steve was amazing on the guitar for our ceremony and the band rocked the house for the reception.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.” –Jenny & Josh Leigh

“What a beautiful job you did!  From the organization and detail side to the actual music, everything was perfect!!  It was a match made in heaven, not only the bride and groom…also the wedding and the band!!  The dynamic was great!  Our friends and family kept saying they’ve seen so many people on the dance floor so consistently…that’s a tribute to you all!  We got so many compliments on you and the band!  We can’t wait to have some other event so we can hire you all again!!!”  —Sharon Solow, Mother of the Bride

“Thank you for making the best day of our lives even more spectacular with superb music and effortless handling of the events.  We are true music buffs and the band was better in person than we could have imagined.  It was all over too soon!  Great singers, great horn section, amazing energy–overall a fantastic band!  Played every single thing we requested nd had a great sense of what worked for the crowd.  Super helpful and responsible during the planning process, too!  Everything we had hoped for and more.”  —Daniel & Kathy Mayeri

“Thank you so much for making our wedding so special.  Music and dancing have always been something we loved to do together so we couldn’t have imagined our wedding without an epic dance party with all our loved ones.  Thank you for making our ‘epic dance party’ dreams a reality.  You all were so professional, easy and fun to work with.  We could have danced all night!”  –The Rabellos

“Thank you for all that you’ve done to make our wedding day the best time of our lives.  We feel so lucky to have been able to share the Ezzo experience with our family and friends.  Ann, a million thank yous for your guidance, communication and organization.  Steve, thank you for being the backbone that we could rely on throughout the day’s events and for bringing some Detroit to Carmel.  Huge thanks go to the phenomenal band.  You will have our guests raving about you for months.”  –Much love, Valerie & Andrew Novacek

“I want to thank you both so very much for a perfect evening!!!  You were a huge hit with everyone!!!!!  They loved your music, your personalities and the general “fun” feeling of the wedding. It is unbelievable how many emails and phone calls I have received for the past several days complimenting every moment of the event.  It went so fast that day that most of it is a blur but I do know from comments how beautiful everyone felt the music was.  I truly felt with you two in charge I did not stress.  Thank you!!!”  —Lori Scherling, Mother of the Bride

“From beginning to end Steve Ezzo and his band delivered.  The band was phenomenal and they had everyone dancing!  I requested a song for our couple’s dance and not only did they learn it, but they played it even better than the original version.  Ann is organized and helpful.  She took all the stress off me (the bride) so I could enjoy my special day.  Awesome!”  –Kelly Flores

“The band was wonderful!  Enjoyed by everyone.  So reliable and professional you all were a pleasure to work with.  Our reception would not have been the same without you all.  We will forever remember the fun everyone had dancing!  Truly can’t say enough good things.  The band was excellent.  Best decision we made in the wedding planning process and we had ALOT of excellent vendors.”  —Sonja & Caleb Schut

“We want to thank you for all the work that you put in to making our wedding so perfect.  Family and friends are still talking about how good the band was–and proof is that the dance floor was packed all night long.  Ann, you did a wonderful job communicating with us and helping us make choices.  You really took the stress out of the process.  The bandleader’s energy ad talent kept the party going.  It was terrific!  We would absolutely recommend all of you!!”  –With love and appreciation, Carin & Justin

“Everything about your performance was perfect–from your professionalism to your musicality to your efficiency to the volume of the music.  We loved the enthusiasm of all of the musicians and vocalists.  Thanks for making our daughter’s wedding so amazing.”  —Dr. Robert Weber, Father of the Bride

“Thank you so much for such a wonderful wedding performance!  The band was fantastic.  Ann was such a pleasure to work with.  Her organizational skills and prompt replies made it such a pleasure to work with them.  They were a huge reason for such an unforgettable wedding.  Als, we go to many positive commenets from our guests.”  Kevin & Ann Corgan

“Your professionalism was evident from beginning to end.  From my first phone call you were kind and prompt with a response to all my questions and changes while planning.  You and your musicians were fabulous!  Your band made Sarah & Zach’s wedding a wonderful event for all!  Thank you so much for a job well done!!  Steve, you and your musicians were professional and truly amazing with the music, especially Motown!”  —Susan & Eric Slone, Parents of the Bride

“Thank you so much for being part of the big day.  You did a great job!  The music was fantastic nad Steve was a great emcee.  Many of the guests commented on how good the band was and I think it was evident how much all the guests enjoyed themselves.  Thanks for all your help with the planning.  I thought the flow was perfect.” —Jean Sullivan, Mother of the Bride

“Your music was sensational.  We have received many calls from friends about your band.  Thank you for such a great evening.”  —Maria O’Farrell, Mother of the Bride

“The band was absolutely perfect for our wedding!  We danced and danced until the end of the evening.  Thank you so much for all of your help!  The experience with you could not have been any better.  Thanks so much!”  –Brooke and Mazzi Ermandes

“Wonderful band!  Loved working with Ann.  She answered all my questions and met all of my varied Bridezilla requests.  Everyone said they loved the music and everyone was dancing the whole time, all ages!  My husband works for many events and said this was the best music he’s ever heard!  Loved working with you guys.”  —Claire Stevens

“Thanks for being a part of our big day and keeping the party hot!!  We truly enjoyed having you perform at our wedding.”  –Jonathan and Laurie Lee

“Thank you for such a wonderful job.  EVERYONE raved about the band and had a great time.  I will certainly be an enthusiastic referral source.”  —Joanie Wellington, Mother of the Bride

“The band was perfect!  They were exactly what we were hoping for and they outperformed our expectations.  It truly has been a pleasure working with you.”  –Ken Ebert

“Not just great…FANTASTIC!  Thank you so much for making our wedding the BEST ANYONE HAS EVER BEEN TO!  We’ll never forget it.”  —Chris & Debbie Scott

“I had more compliments on the music at the wedding than anything else.  Really, everyone loved the band.” –Anne & Keir Politz

“The music was fabulous.  You are right–Steve is the best!  Glad to work with you again for the third year in a row.”  —Events Manager, Ford Motor Co.

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