"The Second Hand Soul Band is fantastic!! A lot of bands can pack the place...but Second Hand Soul Band is the first one to pack our dance floor, too!! Thank you, Kathy and Lyle, for the excellent performance!"
- Mickey Straub, Mayor - Village of Burr Ridge, August 2018
"The birthday boy and I so enjoyed your performance at Cooper's (Corner) tonight. Lyle and Kathy can shake their booties for us anytime. he brushed his teeth singing "shake your bootaye." It wasn't pretty...lol"
-Sherrie A., Party Person, June 2018
"I just wanted to drop you a note of appreciation for the outstanding show during the Winter Warm-Up. I received a ton of compliments and requests to bring you back! The Warm-Up was pretty successful; we raised some funds to help the vets and even got a couple of new members. A large part of the success was the Second Hand Soul Band! Thank You for the great show, the music was awesome and the whole band knows how to have fun, get the crowd involved and put on a heck of a show. American Legion Post 1205 loves you all and will certainly bring you back!"
-Marc R., Past Commander, Post 1205, Wood Dale, IL, January 2018
"Everyone at our wedding is still exhausted from all the dancing! The music was awesome. Second Hand Soul Band created such a great ambience and got all at the reception so engaged. We received nothing but positive compliments. We might do the ceremony over again just to have them play again!"
-Bill & Sue, Hoffman Estates IL, January 2017
"Just a note to say “thank you” for an incredible night of fabulous music for the Village of Hoffman Estates. I have never seen our audience so involved as they were on that night; dancing, singing, clapping, playing your cowbells and wearing your boas. It was great fun. I received many requests that night to please bring you back again, which we will discuss. Again thank you for a night to remember and I guarantee you it will be, for a long time."
- Pamela S., The Village of Hoffman Estates Arts Commission, August 2016
"Second Hand Soul Band was a great addition to our Summer Concerts in Algonquin. The band was so energetic and kept our crowd dancing and smiling all night long. Thanks for a great show!"
- Katie G., Village of Algonquin, July 2016
"Second Hand Soul Band did a wonderful job of getting the audience involved. They passed out boas, tambourines and cowbells to audience members. Everyone from the kids to Grandma and Grandpa were having a good time!"
- Alaina R., City of Ottawa, July 2016
"Second Hand Soul Band played at our Summer Concerts Series. Not only was booking made easy, but the band put on an amazing show that got people singing and dancing! I received so much positive feedback from our crowd. The energy of the band is incredible and I would highly recommend them for any function."
- Jessica O., Crystal Lake Park District, July 2016
"Thank you for coming out and being a part of our Summer Concert Series. I heard nothing but positive feedback from everyone!" - Chris C., Itasca Park District, June 2016
"Just wanted to say thanks for a great night last night! We had a blast at our wedding and the guests were raving about you; thanks for making it such a memorable time. Working with you was a wonderful experience. In fact, I've had three people today ask the name of your band, so hopefully they will reach out to you if they need one."
- Santiago & Lisa C., Libertyville, February 2016
"Wanted to take a minute to thank you and the entire Second Hand Soul Band for the unbelievable show you guys put on for the 2016 Post 1205 American Legion Riders Winter Warm-up last night. During the evening, I received tons of compliments on the band including 'This is the best band the Legion ever had.' The band truly sounded awesome and understood how to get the crowd involved and raise the energy of the whole party. Not only did you keep the dance floor packed all night, you also brought a bunch of fans into the legion which significantly added to the success of our event. Everyone had a great time and we raised a good amount of money to support the veterans; a real WIN WIN. On behalf of the Post 1205 American Legion Riders and the Warm-up committee: Please pass our appreciation onto the whole band! THANK YOU and we are looking forward to having the Second Hand Soul Band back at our post real soon!"
- Marc R., American Legion Riders Post 1205, January 2016
"I was at Galvin's Saturday nite. It was my birthday and I purposely went to see you guys. I have seen you previously at a Greek restaurant in Lincoln Square. I just wanted to say thank you for always getting everyone up to dance, involved, and creating a party wherever you play. I had a great time!" - - Sharon R., Chicago, IL, November 2015
"Excellent band! If you're looking for a high energy, engaging dance band, then Second Hand Soul Band is the band for you. The American Legion Auxiliary thanks you for making our fundraiser a huge success. Received nothing but compliments. Hope to see you in the future!" -- Post 208 American Legion Auxiliary, Arlington Heights, October 2015
“Second Hand Soul Band is the band we chose to be the closer of our annual Fall Fest. We could not have chosen a better way to end our fest; the energy they brought was contagious, they were very professional yet they still got off stage and danced with the crowd. They were very flexible on doing any announcements we needed. The music was relatable and enjoyable for all ages. Everyone stayed until the very end, both dancing and singing. The Chamber heard nothing but great reviews from all of our guests. I would recommend this band to anyone who is looking to work with a very professional, extremely talented and massive crowd pleaser!” -- The Norwood Park Chamber of Commerce, Chicago, September 2015
"Thank you all very much for playing at our party. Thanks to you it was a very memorable day. We loved not only your music but the fun-filled way you interacted with all of us and got everyone involved! Many of my guests have asked for your contact information and will be contacting you for future parties. Keep on jamming!" Danny & Roni P., Antioch, September 2015
"The question is not whether to hire the Second Hand Soul Band. The question is why you haven't done so already. All the parties that you think you've thrown in the past? Turns out they were actually just gatherings. This is a tight group of outstanding musicians, engaging entertainers, and absolute professionals. Great to work with and accommodated many special requests. Book them now, be celebrated as the best host ever, and hide your secret shame that you were ever considering a DJ. You'll be glad you did!" -- Chris & Becca K., Chicago, September 2015
"My birthday party last night was so much friggin' fun! Thanks to the Second Hand Soul Band, U guys were awesome, thank you for the cake, cake, cake and the BEST BIRTHDAY PARTY EVER!" -- Kat M., Chicago, May 2015
"You guys were awesome- we had so much fun dancing! Every single guest commented on how great you all were & said it was the most fun they have had at a wedding! You really made it a celebration. With admiration & huge thanks!" -- Resa & Tom G., Chicago, October 2014
"You guys were phenomenal at our wedding, it was so amazing and fantastic, this was one of the best bands I have ever heard and that's the rave reviews we received from all family and friends." -- Patrick & Christiana G, Benton Harbor, Michigan, October 2014