We used Bob Gail Special Events (their band, Jump Start, as well as their DJ) for our 300+ person wedding in San Diego, and they were absolutely AMAZING! We had many wedding guests come up to us after to tell us how great the band was and how that was the best band they had ever seen. They were profesional, great to work with, and kept the party going on all night. They have a wide variety of music and genres that they can play, and were able to read the crowd perfectly for music selection, and had such a good energy the entire time. We were so sad to see them leave at midnight! We primarily worked with Brian in coordinating many of the details prior to the wedding, and he was an absolute pleasure to work with. I would 1000% recommend this band (and DJ Eric) for a special event, and we hope to have the opportunity to work with them again at some future event!!!
Danya & Josh
Bride & Groom
Dear Brian, Jump Start, and everyone else at Bob Gail!
WOW! We could not have asked for a more perfect or incredible band!!! Every single one of your songs was amazing and you absolutely made our wedding a beautiful celebration. Our first dance song was perfect and every song choice was amazing. I can't say it enough! Brian, thank you especially for being so easy to get a hold of, for being a calm presence, and for making us smile. We are so grateful! Thank you again and we hope to see you soon!
Megan & Peter (Bride & Groom)
Brian! It was so great seeing you this weekend. Thank you for everything! Your band is amazing and all our guests were raving about how fun and great the music was. Seriously, the band was a highlight of the night! If you couldn't tell by how many people were dancing! :)
We had a BLAST and it was so special having you there. You have been an absolutely delight to work with from day one. It was a true pleasure.
Thanks again for being a part of such a special time in our lives. Keep in touch!
xo Meg & Brian
We cannot say enough about Jumpstart and the job they did at our wedding! Our guests could not stop talking about how amazing they were. And Brian was our go-to guy for everything from advice on ceremony instruments, to covering piano during dinner, to pulling my brother up on stage for a requested "Jessie's Girl" performance. My husband and I literally hugged Brian and every band member after they stuck it out until 1am playing their hearts outs.
In all seriousness, one of the best event bands around!
Dear Katie, Allyson, Giovanna, Brian and everyone else,
Alex and I just wanted to send you a very quick thank you for everything! Everything was PERFECT!!!!!! It was everything that we wanted and more! Everything just seemed to go smoothly, from our perspective, at least, I am sure there were little bumps that you guys saw and had to deal with, but on the day-of we did not see or know any of them.
What is so amazing is that I was not able to really explain or describe for you what we wanted and what I was envisioning, but you got it and made everything that i saw in my head become a reality. That really proves how amazing you are at what you do!
The music was incredible!!!!!!!! People cannot stop telling us that this was by far the best band that they have ever seen, and how did they know to play our favorite songs...every single song was perfect. They were convinced that we gave you guys a detailed list of 50 songs that needed to be played!!!!! As we did with Katie, we gave Brian and the band very little direction (or at least I thought) - we named a few songs (all of which you played), and then generally named genres of music we liked - you guys just knew exactly what we wanted!!!!!!!!!!! So thank you, Brian, Scott and everyone else. Alex's one (and I think only) "regret" is he said he wished he would have taken a moment to come and hang out with the band and get to know you guys because you were just so amazing.
Katie, thank you for everything and listening to me vent a little Friday at the rehearsal and Saturday morning! It really helped, you quickly calmed me back down and reminded me to relax and to remember not to sweat the small stuff and enjoy!
Alex and I both had such an amazing and perfect night!
Dena and Alex
Bride and Groom
We used the band Jump Start through Bob Gail Entertainment for our wedding in August and had a fantastic experience. Brian Pincus was our point person from the beginning of the process and our band leader. From beginning to end, he was extremely helpful, responsive, and always seemed to be on the same page as we were regarding the flow and feel we wanted. We looked at a couple of other bands and chose Jump Start for a few reasons:
-We had seen Jump Start at our friends' wedding ~3-4 years prior and remembered how great they were, even though it had been several years
-Huge song list - much more extensive than some of the other bands we looked at
-Brian immediately came off as trustworthy, accommodating, and easy to work with
In addition to the wedding reception, we also used 3 band members for our ceremony music, and Brian also worked with us on very short notice to arrange for one of the band members to play at our cocktail hour.
The reception was amazing. All of the band members are fantastic entertainers, professionals, and it is clear they can read a crowd. We met ~4-6 weeks before the wedding and talked about the flow we wanted (dancing in between courses, etc) which was very important to us. Brian suggested all of the same things we were thinking and after that meeting, we felt completely at ease. We had ~220 guests, and everyone was on the dance floor the entire time - both our friends (20s and 30s) and our parents' friends (50s and 60s). We requested to minimize the number of slower songs so it was all very upbeat and high energy.
My husband was supposed to speak later in the night, but we were loving the band so much that we ended up skipping his speech so we didn't have to stop the music! We had the best time, no complaints, and could not recommend Jump Start more.
I booked Jump Start through Bob Gail as my band at my wedding. Every phone call and conversation I've had with my guests recapping the evening has included a rave review about our band. Their song choices perfectly fit the energy of the room and all age groups were able to dance and sing along. They were able to cover such a wide variety of song choices and there seemed to be a singer in the band for every type of genre (even country). There is something about the energy a band brings versus a DJ that just really gets a crowd going and eager to dance
Brian was so wonderful to work with. He was patient, engaged and invested in the night. It made a huge difference having him there keeping our timeline on track and changing things as needed based on the mood of the room. Additionally, he acted like a therapist and a band leader, helping me personally navigate through the chaos of the day.
The whole process of working with Bob Gail was seamless. They sent my husband and I a long list of songs to choose from before our wedding and even learned a couple of songs that we requested that were not part of their set list.
Jump Start was worth every penny!
Hello Brian and Linley,
We want to let you know that we were thrilled with the band "Jumpstart" that played at our wedding on May 3! They were absolutely terrific. Their musicianship was first-rate and they did a terrific job getting and keeping the guests dancing through the night. Thank you for all of your help and please extend our deep appreciation to the band. Attached is a photo taken with us and the band at the end of the wonderful evening.
With appreciation -- Kay and Frank.
Wow!!!! Everything you all did at Susanna's wedding was top notch! The way you lit Cicada brought out all its beauty! It looked positively magical. The flowers were really perfect and many people commented on how much they liked the varied arrangements. And the band!!!!!!!!! Incredible!!!!! The guests could not stop dancing. Sooo many compliments about the band. Please pass this along to Brian, Scott and all the band members and staff involved how happy Rich and I are with Bob Gail!!!
Pat, Mother of the Bride
Jumpstart was incredible on Sunday night (for Melanie & Etan’s wedding)!! Thank you so much for all of your hard work in the planning, and know that Melanie, Etan, their friends and family all have told me how terrific the band was. Please let each musician know that I think they are terrific!!
Brian & Linley,
Everything was fantastic this past weekend for our Client's Family Reunion! JumpStart ROCKED it and everyone loved them. Our Client was really happy with their performance and the vocals were amazing. Scott was great to work with as well as Eric with the karaoke. Thank you, thank you! We all had a fun evening working together.
The florals were spot on as well and just what we wanted :) They looked beautiful and helped to bring a little "prettiness" into the ballroom.
Thank you again, it was great to work with both of you on this event.
This thank you is way overdue- JUMPSTART was absolutely incredible and the perfect band for our wedding! Honestly Darren and I couldn’t believe how lucky we scored, and we are truly blessed that such a talented, musically gifted, and fun group of people performed at our wedding. People were on the dance floor all night- and as you can see from the pictures, the band was gracious enough to share the stage with a few of us. It got a little crazy at times but everyone loved it and the band rolled with it! My Dad even commented that he felt the Father-Daughter dance was sung beautifully.
Thank you so much Brian for working with Darren and I to form the perfect set-up and band members to accommodate our wish list. JumpStart was everything we had hoped for.
All the best
We just want to thank you, Megan, and “Jumpstart” for everything you did to make our Gala the success it was. Nearly 500 people enjoyed dancing and listening to the music. Megan kept us on track with our time table as the band and vocalists added great ambiance to the evening. They were terrific to work with.
With warmest regards,
Sheba and Howard
Judy & Ron
Barbara & Paul
Temple Aliyah & the Dept. of Early Childhood Education
Everything worked out wonderfully with Jump Start this past Saturday. They rocked it and got everyone up dancing post-dinner! We loved meeting Allyson and having her on-site to coordinate the band logistics and last minute changes to the timeline. Such a nice touch to have her there! Thank you very much. We know Betsy and Stenn were thrilled.
Thanks much and we look forward to working with your team again. Please send Allyson our thanks and appreciation too!
Dear Brian & Jumpstart Crew,
Thank you for working through the crazy repertoire list with us! We’ve been engaged for 7 years and always said we wouldn’t get married until we could afford & find an awesome band… you were our top priority & we’re so glad we found you. Thanks for playing such a critical role in our big day!
Vicky & Dean
Amazing, just fantastic. Don’t know if I could stop talking about how UNREAL the band was on our wedding night. Brian, thank you for your time and effort and helping us find the exact perfect band for the party we wanted to rock! They were amazing musicians, fun people and rocked all night. I couldn’t recommend them more! Thanks for working with our budget, and wants. It was an unreal night.
Dear Brian and the members of Kazbah & Jumpstart,
We can’t tell you HOW many guests complimented your performance at our wedding, but at least everyone who has called (which is practically everyone who was there). More importantly, WE loved it. Outstanding job! You made the most memorable night of our lives all the more perfect. Each and every one of you is incredibly talented, professional and personable. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!
With best regards,
Amy & Enrique
We just wanted to say thanks again. Everyone is raving about the wedding and the music last night. We were so happy with everything and I apologize for the 20 million hugs I gave you and your team...but I won't take them back!
Marissa and Taylor
We were so happy we chose Jump Start to play at our wedding! We were worried about certain songs (especially our first dance) not sounding the same live, but the band sounded great and kept everyone on the dance floor for most of the night. We had so many great comments from our guests as well. We couldn't have chosend a better band to entertain on our big day. Thanks to Brian and the rest of the staff for everything!!