Hear what others have said about Matt Winter Band Weddings:
“Choosing the right band for any event is always a big challenge, and after tossing around the idea of just using a DJ, we decided on a live band and are SO glad that we did! The Matt Winter Band is filled with incredibldy talented musicians, and they played together seamlessly! We gave them some general direction on what music we liked, and they knocked it out of the park on song choice, reading the crowd and filling the dance floor. They looked like they had so much fun playing as well, which contributed to the fabulous energy at our wedding. The Matt Winter Band created so much positive energy and love around our wedding venue, and helped create the perfect atmosphere for our big day! We can’t recommend them enough!"
-Nik Wallenda & Erendira Vazquez
WEDDING FEATURED ON TLC's "Say Yes to the Dress"
“The best and easiest decision of our wedding day (besides getting married to each other, of course!) was choosing Matt Winter Band to perform at our wedding. From the start, communication with Sarah was easy and effortless, and responses were always warm and prompt. On our wedding day, Matt and his band played consistently throughout our reception and kept everyone out on the dance floor. Not only are they AMAZING musicians, Matt kept the night running smoothly and we didn't have to worry about a thing. Matt Winter Band also performed at my sister's wedding two years prior and the experience they provided then was just as incredible and memorable."
-Kaitlyn & Matt
“With a wedding date set only 3 months in the future, I thought it would be impossible to find a quality entertainment for our wedding on such short notice. We looked around and just couldn't find the right person with the right style that we were looking for. However, I stumbled across the Matt Winter Band while researching online and fell in love. I knew he was the perfect fit for our wedding. After speaking with the bands event coordinator, Sarah, she guided me through every step of the set up process and made sure everything was taken care of effortlessly. We chose the package where Matt played solo with an acoustic guitar for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception and everything was absolutely PERFECT. Everyone raved about how unique it was to have live entertainment mixed with DJ-ing. Matt is such a down to earth guy and I would recommend him to anybody looking for the perfect entertainment for their special day. Thank you Matt Winter Band for such a memorable experience."
-Samantha & Philip
“Music has always been an important part of our lives and when it came time to choose a band for our wedding, there was no question. We first heard Matt Winter play at a friend's private event, and as soon as we got engaged, we knew instantly that we wanted to hire him to play at our wedding. The entire booking process was seamless thanks to Sarah. She was attentive, accommodating and so easy to work with. Matt Winter Band played for our pre-ceremony cocktail reception, ceremony, cocktail hour and dinner reception. From country hits, to Jason Mraz and Jack Johnson, to Frank Sinatra and Michael Buble, Matt Winter is a talented musician who played hits from all of our favorite artists absolutely beautifully. Matt Winter Band was the perfect compliment to our intimate wedding ceremony and Matt got our guests on the dance floor when it came time to party! Our guests raved about them! We all danced for hours and had the time of our lives thanks to them. Matt Winter Band was professional, attentive, courteous, and provided for an atmosphere that was too perfect for words. Our guests' compliments ranged from "Who is that singing and playing?!" to "What a great musician!" to "They were perfect for your wedding!". We cannot thank Matt Winter Band enough for doing such an amazing job. We are so incredibly grateful for providing us with wonderful musical memories on our wedding day."
-Lauren & Kaspar
“Having the Matt Winter Band provide the music for our reception was probably the best wedding planning decision that we made! Matt and Sarah were incredibly easy to work with leading up to the wedding, took all of our likes and dislikes into account when choosing a playlist, traveled to Gainesville for our big day, and even went out of their way to accommodate our special request to have Noel as the drummer! Matt’s ability to smoothly MC the evening and keep everything moving along as planned allowed us to just relax and enjoy our family and friends instead of worrying about the timeline. I think we got more compliments on our band choice than any other aspect of our wedding day and the dance floor was full the entire night! So much talent and so kind and easy to work with- we would recommend Matt Winter Band to anyone planning a wedding!"
- Carly & Justin
“We absolutely loved having Matt Winter Band perform music throughout our wedding day. They were able to provide every aspect of music for our wedding. From the saxophone and vocals at our ceremony, acoustic guitar for cocktail hour and reception as well as keeping everyone on the dance floor with DJ Matt, everything was perfect! Matt also prepared beautiful up lighting in the reception space. All of our family and friends raved about how much they loved the music!! We couldn't have asked for anything better.
Matt and Sarah were a pleasure to work with leading up to the wedding. I greatly appreciated their communication and eagerness to ensure that our wedding day was perfect. Every detail was perfectly planned out and executed flawlessly. I highly recommend Matt Winter Band for weddings and would definitely love to use them again for future events we may have!"
-Halie & Joshua.
“Music is a consistent and loved part of our lives - we enjoy all kinds of music, from new pop and R&B to classic rock and blues. We knew that we needed a band that could handle a range of songs and genres during our big day. When we saw the Matt Winter Band perform at a local venue - we knew we had found or wedding entertainment! Matt Winter is incredibly talented, and a genuinely kind person. His wife Sarah, who coordinates the band bookings, is as sweet as she can be and incredibly easy to work with. Matt played beautiful acoustic guitar through our ceremony, as well as acoustic versions of popular songs for our guests during cocktail hour. Matt was also our wedding emcee - he was very entertaining and kept everything flowing nicely.
My husband and I were slightly concerned that our guests may not dance with a live band - but any trace of concern instantly vanished when the band began performing for the reception. The electric guitarist, bassist, drummer, and sax player each brought their own unique element to the band. Matt's voice is on point, and never waivers. They kicked it into high gear, and kept our guests dancing late into the night. As their grand finale (at our request), they performed Jimmy Hendrix's Voodoo Chile, and absolutely stunned the crowd. My husband still talks about how cool it was when the electric guitarist (highly recommended!) broke his guitar string during his solo. To this day, our guests are still raving about "The Band". The Matt Winter Band will always bring us fond memories of our wedding day. We are so grateful to have found a group of musicians that fit our vision of the perfect day, and even exceeded our expectations. Thank you Matt, Sarah and the Matt Winter Band for everything!”
Ashley & Matt
“If you are looking for professionalism at it's finest, Matt Winter Band is it! Highly responsive leading up to the wedding, excellent client service, and they even sent examples of timelines for me (the bride) to review to help me with wedding planning and coordination. Matt's vocals are superb, and his ability to move the wedding along in a timely and smooth fashion is uncanny. They are caring and kind, and know the ins and outs of what it takes to make the wedding go off without a hitch! The band was also willing to learn the songs we picked out for the first dance and parent dances, too! Their uplighting was an added bonus for creating that additional ambiance and wow factor during the reception. Hands down THE BEST wedding band in the Tampa Bay area. ”
Danielle & James
“We are so happy we picked the Matt Winter Band for our wedding! Matt and Sarah were exceptional to work with throughout the planning process, and the Matt Winter Band's performance on the night was everything we had hoped for. Our guests have been complimenting the music, especially Matt's fantastic vocals, and the band's professionalism and energy, for weeks since the wedding. They learned and covered songs at our request, and provided a great selection of music to choose from. We will certainly go back to Matt and Sarah for special occasions requiring music in the future. We couldn't recommend the Matt Winter Band more!”
Lucy & Keith
“We knew from the day we started planning our wedding that Matt Winter Band was our number one choice. My husband is a highly talented solo artist in the Tampa Bay area, so we have high expectations for other performers, all of which Matt Winter Band EXCEEDS. Matt and his super sweet wife/planner Sarah were highly professional and were available to answer questions and provide assistance throughout the planning process, and they wanted to make certain they knew every detail before the our day. On the actual day of the wedding, Matt showed up earlier than necessary to ensure that all of the lighting and sound were set up before the ceremony began. He provided beautiful lighting around the reception area based on our input during the planning process, and his sound equipment was top notch. Matt ensured that he provided exactly what we wanted through his professional consultation. His voice is unbelievably full and rich, and his drummer Hiram added so many fun elements to the singing and playing. It was hard to believe we didn't have a 10 piece band! Matt Winter Band provided a memorable, dream come true, wedding experience that pleased all of our guests from children to grandparents. I have no doubt he will provide that same experience for your wedding as well!”
Leslie & Daniel
“The Matt Winter Band was awesome! We first met Matt while he was performing at the Don Cesar. We loved his guitar skills and his voice. My wife and I decided to hire him for our wedding. I am happy to say that we made a great decision! Matt did a wonderful job of performing live as well as DJing at our wedding. Not only did we think Matt did a great job, but I also had guests complimenting me about him after the wedding! If you are having a wedding or any event in the Tampa/St Pete area, we would highly recommend Matt! Your guests will thank you!”
Bailey & David
“I'm from out-of-state and booked the Matt Winter Band based on a recommendation from my vendor - I was a bit nervous, having not seen them live, but they turned out perfect! Their videos online don't even do them justice. We originally booked a three piece band - but ended up adding a female vocalist, sax player and electric guitar. They were amazing - the hit of our wedding. Everyone danced and had a blast the entire time ... at a few points the sax player even came out to the dance floor and people loved it. Guests were raving about them! Matt was really good about reading the crowd, early on he mentioned that we had a fun crowd and suggested we sub out some of the iPad music we picked and stick with mostly live music - I totally trusted his judgment, and it turned out great. Matt and Sarah were super easy to work with - we coordinated everything online, and Sarah jumped on the phone with me when I had multiple questions. She was always available and quick to answer.Six months later - my family and friends are STILL raving about the Matt Winter Band at our wedding! ”
Mary Kate & Joel
“Matt Winter's music at our wedding was nothing short of incredible! He brought such a special touch to our day... and he moved every person onto the dance floor!! Matt plays and sings extraordinarily and his music is so full of life! The Matt Winter Band was truly one of our favorite parts about our wedding!”
Malissa & Josh
“We cannot say enough about how happy we were to have the Matt Winter Band at our wedding. We got married at the Powel Crosley Estate in Sarasota and Matt Winter truly made our day perfect in every way. From the very beginning, we knew we wanted a band and quickly fell in love with Matt’s voice after searching for an option that fit our personal style and vision for our wedding day. Matt is without a doubt a talented musician and was able to bring all of the emotions we wanted present at our wedding celebration – everything from the powerful feeling of love during our ceremony brought by the acoustic guitar and Matt’s amazing vocals, to the overwhelming amount of energy and fun during our reception. Matt also made our vision come true of having an outstanding solo saxophonist during the cocktail hour. Matt and Sarah (Matt’s wife) were so accommodating and responsive throughout our entire planning process – there was never a time when we felt as though we were asking too many questions or making too many special requests. We communicated with Sarah on a daily basis via email for several months prior to our wedding day and she made us feel even more confident that we made the right decision in choosing the Matt Winter Band. We highly recommend the Matt Winter Band to any bride and groom looking for aband that brings an exceptional sound, along with an admirable level of professionalism and passion for making your wedding day one to remember forever.”
Kelli & Aaron
“I don't even know where to begin;The Matt Winter Band is by far the best band around. They are absolutely amazing and know how to make your wedding feel special. Matt did a great job from the solo Cocktail Hour to the Reception. He did exactly as we discussed and more. I could not have asked for a better band. I am still getting compliments at how fun they were at the reception. Thank you so much for an amazing wedding and helping us dance the night away!”
Jenna & Chris
“Thank you and the band for being a part of our special day! Matt's attention to our comfort, level of happiness, and crowd response made our wedding day absolutely unique. It felt great leaving the flow of events in his hands. Our only regret was not recording his music and the songs played. We have clips from videos but I would have loved the whole event. I was truly impressed with the quality of music and appreciate every effort to go above and beyond. ”
Diana & Dan
“Living in Sydney, Australia and planning a wedding in Florida probably isn't easy for most, but that was our situation. I was fortunate enough to come across Matt Winter Band at a wedding expo in St. Pete a year before my wedding when I was home visiting. I immediately loved their sound and vibe. Matt's wife, Sarah, was so lovely and calming to speak to. Throwing a wedding in St. Pete gave my husband and I very slim pickings for the type of music we prefer and had access to locally, so I knew as soon as I found Matt and his band, I had to book them immediately. Sarah made it SO easy for us, they were so easy to work with. We set up a pre-wedding meeting and all got along so well, I'm pretty sure a couple hours just flew by with out us realizing. My mentality about our wedding was so simple and laid back that thanks to both Sarah and Matt's experience, they guided me in the right direction, and everything ran with out a hitch. Things can get overwhelming on your day, but Matt and his band were so calming and professional. They made our day so much more special and personal. It was like a friends band playing at our wedding. I will never forget when I walked down the stairs to meet my Dad to walk down the aisle and happened to look over at Matt, and he just smiled, and in that moment, all nerves left me. If you want your wedding to be a truly magical experience, then the Matt Winter Band is no question the band for you. They left a huge impression on our whole wedding day, and we thank them so much for it. ”
Julian & Kat
“We had such a great experience with the Matt Winter Band! When we were looking for the perfect band for our wedding, we just couldn't find exactly what we were wanting. As soon as we saw Matt play, we knew the Matt Winter Band was the right choice. Everyone was very easy to work with and they all made sure the night ran smoothly. Matt is such a talented musician and has a wide range of songs that kept our guests dancing all night! Our family and friends had such a great time and still rave about the music at our wedding! We are so happy that we had the Matt Winter Band, and we look forward to seeing them play again soon.”
Keith & Marjory
“Matt Winter Band was the first vendor we chose in planning our wedding, and everything else was built around him! We met him at a local bridal show and heard him playing one of my favorite songs. He learned our first dance song and sent us a demo, and we actually preferred his version for our dance! The Ceremony music was romantic and flawless. Before we entered the Reception for introductions, he met us outside, got us a drink, chatted with us a bit and explained how things would work once we entered with our bridal party. As a bride who just went through the whirlwind of walking down the aisle, taking photos etc., I found this to be calming before walking into the next part of our evening. His music appeals to all age groups, all of our guests were impressed - His voice is amazing and all the musicians were top notch. I would strongly recommend Matt Winter to anyone for any event!”
Travis and Amy
“We really can't say enough about how wonderful the Matt Winter Band was at our beach wedding. We searched and searched for a live band to play at our wedding that would fit the fun, but laid back vibe we were looking for. When we found Matt Winter Band, we knew we couldn't pass them up. Matt was nice enough to introduce himself before the Ceremony and was extremely polite. His wife, Sarah, did a fantastic job of answering all of our emails and questions quickly. Matt did an awesome job of playing and MC'ing both our Cocktail Hour and Reception; He really helped the entire night run smoothly. Matt played so many songs that we requested and did a great job of keeping people on the dance floor! Many of our guests couldn't stop raving about how great the band was! For us, the music was one thing we were really looking forward to that day, and Matt Winter Band definitely went beyond our expectations! Thank you for making our day even more perfect than we imagined!”
Tom & Teresa
“We used the Matt Winter Band for our wedding on the beach of Sanibel Island, FL. They came highly recommended by the venue that we chose, and I'm glad we took their advice! The Matt Winter Band was fully involved in all aspects of the evening, from the time Matt arrived he was organizing, guiding guests to where they needed to be, helping me as the bride be where I needed to be; He did the job as a host, coordinator, announcer, and awesome lead musician all in one! My family thought that he worked for the venue because he was so involved with making sure that our day went smoothly. Besides being involved, he was unbelievably professional and gracious. It was truly refreshing to have such an upbeat, positive and professional group who really made us feel like they wanted this day to be special. And their music was amazing! I searched through dozens of potential bands online and found nothing but jimmy buffet cover bands and steel drum players. I wanted music that would remind people of our time growing up, the stuff we jammed to in high school, and combined with newer fun music that we all liked. The whole night guests and family members were coming up to me, saying what a beautiful wedding it was and their next comment was always "and I love the band! What great music!". Everyone including my 90 year old grandma got out on the dance floor. (At this was a hard group to get dancing!). They even let my dearest friend get on stage and sing/use their guitar to do an impromptu tribute song to the new couple. I'm still getting calls all these months later from guests saying that this was the most fun they've ever had at a wedding, and I truly believe it was because of the Matt Winter Band!”
Paul & Kirstin
“We cannot say enough wonderful things about the Matt Winter Band. They were absolutely amazing! We looked around for bands for our wedding for a while and just couldn’t find one that had that “WOW” factor. When we came across Matt online and watched his videos, we knew we wanted him for our wedding. We then went to see him play at the Don Cesar shortly after we booked him, and we were instantly certain that he was perfect for our event. Matt played for our Cocktail hour and the band played our Reception. Before we were introduced at the Reception, Matt came into the holding room and spoke to us for a few minutes about how he was going to introduce us and asked how we were doing. It was so nice of him and really put us at ease. He was a wonderful MC throughout the night, and he and the band kept people on the dance floor the entire Reception. His voice is so beautiful, and the way he mixes songs is so much fun. We had family and friends coming up to us all night and after the wedding telling us how amazing the band was! For such a crucial part of any Reception, we cannot recommend the Matt Winter Band enough. They were simply amazing!”
Chris and Cari
“Matt and the Band were excellent and extremely talented musicians. We are 110% satisfied with choosing the Matt Winter Band. Every single guest commented on how great they were! We got lots of dancing in and the only bad thing was when it had to end! Since November, we have already re-booked them twice for other events in December and January ! Thank you Matt Winter Band and Sarah for making our big day everything we imagined! xoxo”
Billy and Sally
“Planning our wedding myself was a ton of work for this bride! I have to say that deciding on Matt Winter Band to play the Ceremony and Reception was the easiest decision I made. My husband and I had seen Matt play locally so we knew we liked his music style as well as his personality. Matt is great because he will customize your entire play list right down to learning your First Dance song so he can play it live. Personally, I was relieved that I could leave the Reception music up to Matt... I was tired of making decisions! As far as the Ceremony music, I chose to have Matt play several of my favorite songs on acoustic guitar which was so beautiful and intimate. The Band's music at the Reception had everyone up dancing, even my 85 year old Nana! Thank you so much Matt Winter Band for everything!”
Michael & Jennifer
“Matt Winter came to my intimate outdoor wedding at the Casa Ybel Resort on Sanibel Island. I was looking for a very acoustic and lovely feel, and he captured what I wanted perfectly! I told Matt while he was playing at my brunch Reception that he had made my wedding day! Out of all of my vendors, he is the one I am most thrilled with. His vocals are gorgeous, and he was so attentive to all of our needs throughout the Reception. Throughout the entire planning process, Sarah, his wife, was wonderful with emailing me and making sure they knew exactly what I wanted. Matt even learned many songs that were not on his list for our wedding. I couldn't be happier with the result of hiring Matt for my wedding and Reception, and I encourage you to do the same!”
Richard & Sarah
“I hired Matt Winter for my wedding and would HIGHLY RECOMMEND him if you want the wedding of a lifetime. I was complemented more on Matt's awesome abilities than anything else! Even the pastor started our wedding with a comment about how awesome Matt was, and how much he enjoyed waiting for me to arrive. Matt can sing anything, and he sings it all perfectly. Matt acted as my DJ as well as singing live. I've been looking for a reason or another event to hire him again just so I could hear his beautiful voice again! I knew from the first time I heard him singing at a bridal show that I would have him at my wedding even if I had to give up something else. Thank you soooo much Matt!! You made my wedding unforgettable!!”
John & Allison
“The one thing we knew from the very beginning was that we wanted a band playing at our reception. We first saw Matt Winter on Clearwater Beach and he happened to be playing our song, Free by Zac Brown Band, as we walked by. He played it perfectly and sounded Amazing. We knew we wanted him to be the band for our wedding. Matt Winter and his wife, Sarah Winter, were so easy to work with from beginning to end. They were very attentive and made things very easy for us. Matt even learned an important song for us that he has never done before. He did our cocktail hour and our reception and he was great! He really kept things moving and our guests were on the dance floor the whole time! Our guests are still talking about our band! We could not be happier with our decision in choosing The Matt Winter Band.”
Mike and Amber Becker
"Matt Winter is GREAT! Matt played our ceremony music and cocktail hour at our wedding held at the Vinoy. His wife, Sarah, is very thorough and fast in her email responses, and together they make a great team! I had several guests tell me his voice styles and authenticity made them tear-up during the ceremony, and later get groovy at the cocktail hour. He is a great entertainer and has an updated, wide variety list of songs! Most importantly, Matt learned two songs per my parents request - He puts the couple's desires first and does an amazing job! We couldn't have been more pleased! Thanks again Matt!"
Ware & Brooke
"We can’t say enough wonderful things about Matt, Sarah and the band! From day one, we knew that hiring a band with great energy was one thing we both wanted for our big day. After hearing Matt sing “Chicken Fried” at a local venue, we knew we found “the one.” From answering our ridiculous requests before the wedding (i.e. learning the Hangover’s rendition of “Candy Shop”), to showing up five hours before the wedding to set up, to playing our favorite country song during the ceremony, to MC-ing to keep the night organized, to the last rocking song at our reception, the band exceeded all of our expectations. As soon as Matt started playing the guitar after dinner, ALL of our guests jumped out of their seats to the dance floor. Out of all of the endless wedding decisions we had to make, we can say without a doubt that hiring the Matt Winter Band was our best choice. We are so thankful to Matt and Sarah – you are the best!"
Nat & Cameron
"Thank you for being a part of our wedding and for helping to make it so fantastic. We loved every minute, and the soundtrack for our day couldn't have been better! Music is so important to Patrick and me, and the Matt Winter Band truly made our wedding even more special with the music. After the first time we heard the Matt Winter Band, we knew we wanted them to be a part of our day, and we couldn't be happier with the experience! Our friends loved the music (and clearly, so did we!) It was truly one of the very best days of our life. Thanks again, Matt!"
Patrick & Katie
"The Matt Winter Band played at our wedding at Paradise Cove. The combination of the vocals and music was pure bliss to listen to! Matt Winter Band has such an amazing talent, and everyone at the wedding was raving about them the whole night! God has given Matt and his band such an incredible gift. We were so very fortunate to have the opportunity to have them as a part of our wedding. Matt Winter Band Weddings truly made our wedding AMAZING!! We will never forget it! You are the best! Thank you!"
Paul & Tiffany
"We hired the Matt Winter Band to perform at our summer, double wedding. With 2 couples getting married on the same day, we all had to agree on one band for our wedding. We didn’t have to search once we heard the Matt Winter Band. Matt is such a versatile singer and guitarist, and he and his band appealed to the musical tastes of all our guests and tailored the music to our wedding.
The band was such a huge hit, everyone was asking, “Where did you find them? Where else do they play?” The Matt Winter Band generated so much enthusiasm and energy, we truly feel they were the key to making our wedding so special. From the moment we inquired about their services, they were very communicative, arrived ahead of time, and were extremely professional. We couldn’t have been happier on our choice in choosing the Matt Winter Band. My dad wanted a few special songs to play at our wedding, and Matt and his band took the time to learn them and perform them beautifully for him. Since our wedding, I’ve already booked Matt twice for family events in which he is now becoming a staple at our family gatherings. Matt Winter has gone above and beyond every time, and we appreciate his talent and the energy he brings to our events.
Amber and Matt & Ashlee and Mike
"We asked Matt to play at our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour in Sarasota, and he was WONDERFUL! We had guests coming up to us all night and asking about Matt and where they could get his CD! Matt and his wife, Sarah, were the easiest and nicest people to work with, emailing us back ASAP and being able to play every one of our requests. We could not have chosen a better musician for our wedding---One that understood our style and musical tastes, that was able to sing and play just about anything you threw at him! We are so grateful that Matt was able to be a part of our special day--It would not have been the same without him! We can't thank you enough Matt and Sarah!"
Eric & Sydney
"At the beach one Sunday afternoon near Palm Pavillion in Clearwater, I heard one of the most talented acoustical musicians ever. Over the years, I enjoyed Matt's music and made time to see him play when possible. Years after I'd moved from the Tampa Bay Area, I was lucky enough to marry the most beautiful girl and when she asked about the music for our wedding... I immediately thought of Matt Winter. After listening to a couple of YouTube videos, she agreed to ask Matt to play for our ceremony on the beach and cocktail hour. I thought it would be a long-shot to get Matt for our wedding.. I thought he would be too famous and busy touring the world with his talent to do a wedding.
The only regret that both of us had was that we scheduled a DJ for the reception. We both wished Matt had stayed for the entire reception and dinner afterwards. We received so many compliments from our family and friends. We found out later that a passerby on the beach approached Matt for his information. Also some of our guests that live across the country asked for his information. We both felt so lucky that Matt agreed to play at our wedding. Looking back, It was definitely one of our favorite memories of the day.
-Tom & Bel
"Matt your music, from our ceremony to our reception, was simply perfect. You listened to our song requests and played them at the at the right time. Our guest were so impressed with your style. You made the atmosphere the way we wanted it, relaxed, special and unique. Thank you so much for your attention to detail and your amazing voice!
-Matt and Valerie
"Thank you so much for everything on our wedding day. We were so thrilled with the music and your personable nature throughout the whole day, really going above and beyond to help with things outside your job description. You took into account all our song requests and executed them without a hitch, making our reception feel like an outdoor concert and not the corny copycat sound of a typical wedding band. Our wedding was described as "us" in every way and we truly thank you and your band for being the music to represent our wedding day!"
-Troy and Candice
"Booking Matt was one of the best decisions we made throughout our wedding planning process! From start to finish, he was professional, helpful, and above all - has phenomenal skill! He graciously learned new songs for our ceremony and fulfilled all our requests. All of our guests had a blast dancing! We enjoyed him and his music so much, we asked him to stay longer than initially requested. I would highly recommend Matt for any wedding or event - he made our spectacular day even more wonderful! "
-Jack and Lauren
"I first met Matt seven years ago at a venue I used to work at. After the first time I heard him play I was a huge fan. One day a beautiful girl started working with me. I asked Matt to dedicate a song to her. He did, and six years later that girl is now my wife. We knew all along that if we ever got married there was no question who would be playing at our wedding. Knowing Matt, I knew I could have high expectations for his singing but what Matt did that was really over the top and exceeded my expectations in every way was his level of involvement. We worked for several months to get the right set list, first dance, father daughter dance, processional dance, etc. Some of the songs he did not know at the time, but he was more than happy to learn them for us. I hadn't heard him sing the new songs until the wedding, and when I heard him singing them, it blew me away as usual. Matt Winter is an amazing person with a huge heart and a truly blessed voice and passion for what he does. There was never any question for me who was going to play at my wedding, but for those of you who are not as fortunate to know Matt as I do I can whole heartedly promise you it will be one of the best, most memorable decisions you will make regarding your big day."
-Adam and Caitlyn"
"Hannah and I first heard Matt playing here in Milwaukee, WI. As we
started planning the wedding, the first (and easiest) decision was to make
him the soundtrack of our day.
Not only did his rich, soulful voice impress our guests and warmly fill the room, his one-of-a-kind take on popular songs struck everyone with a sense of familiarity…as well as the feeling of hearing something special for the very first time. And when it comes to your wedding, should anything less than special even be considered? Matt, thanks to you September 19th will always be unforgettable."
- Kevin & Hannah
"We can't thank you enough for making our wedding day so special. You and your band were beyond amazing! When we spoke before the wedding we told you we didn't think a lot of our friends and family would do much dancing, but boy were we wrong! You had everyone, ages 3-83, on the dance floor all night! All our guests raved about you, many saying you were the best band they have ever heard, and that you made the night! Thank you for learning our first dance song, it was so heartfelt and beautiful. What a gift you have. You created a truly unforgettable evening. Thank you! We love you!"
-Scott and Leah
"My husband had been a friend and fan of Matt’s for years. When we finally started making wedding plans, I wasn’t completely sure what kind of entertainment I wanted but I knew what kind of music I had to have. My husband assured me he had the perfect person in mind. We had a beautiful beach ceremony and waterfront reception and Matt played the whole time. The music was all of our favorites!! He’s incredibly talented and makes entertaining a crowd look easy! We love to go see him from time to time- it brings back the best memories! "
-Ralph & Candace
"Amazing Performance, Stellar Vocals as Always, A Super Crowd Pleaser.
My Guests are Still Raving About it Today.
Requested 17 Special Songs, and he Restyled them All to Have that Special "Mattified" Flavor. Best Choice for Performing Father Daughter Dance and Procession."
-XOXO Kerry & John
"Matt performed at our outdoor wedding reception in May of 2010. We knew after the very first time we heard him play that there was no one else for our wedding and he exceeded our expectations! He was extremely professional and easy to work with. We had discussed the musical selections beforehand, and Matt accommodated all our requests as well as the requests of our guests. He really knew how to keep the party going and please the crowd. He is not your average musical performer - Matt is something special and truly made our reception magical and memorable. We would highly recommend using Matt for any and all occasions."
Josh and Colleen