Dano's Island Sounds TestimonialsDano's Island Sounds

Client Feedback

"Thank you so much Dan! We appreciate you playing for us and the music was amazing!  Warmest Regards, Melanie Jennings"

Thank You, Melanie Jennings

--Melanie Jennings

High Tech Middle School Graduation, San Diego CA


"What an amazing duo! We had Dano's steel drum for our island themed event and it was perfect fit. They are awesome and everyone enjoyed the atmosphere they helped create. Thank you Dano!!! See you next time!"

Thank You, Mirka Caselli

--The Wild Thyme Company

Open House - Island Thyme Summer Bash, San Diego CA


"Dano & Craig, Thank you for helping us kick off our wedding weekend! Island-style music is our favorite & it means a lot to have such talented artists like you performing at your event."

Thank You, Maclain & Annie

--Maclain & Annie

Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, L'Auberge Del Mar, CA


"Dano, Thank you for helping to celebrate! "

Sincerely, Renie Martin

--Renie Martin

70th Birthday Party, Scripps Ranch, CA


"Dano's Island Sounds was Fantastic. I hired just the Steel drums with the tracks as background for my backyard Luau party and it was perfect. People kept raving about how wonderful he played. The music at a party truly ties in everything together. If you are debating weather or not to hire live music you should know it really is what makes the party feel more special."

Sincerely, Janel Palmer

--Janel Palmer


40th & 80th Birthday Party, Chula Vista, CA


"Dano! You Rock! Thank you so much for being patient with me leading up to the wedding. I know everyone will enjoy the tunes and vibe. Thank you for being apart of my wedding! Thank You!"

Sincerely, Kati Herridge

--Kati Herridge

Wedding Cocktail Hour - Museum of Contemporary Art, LA Jolla, CA


"Dano! Thank you so much for your services! You have been wonderful!"

Sincerely, The Lymans

--Bea Lyman

Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Hour - Carlsbad Inn Carlsbad, CA


"Great music very talented looked like he was enjoying himself while playing great atmosphere, highly recommend."

Sincerely, Janice

--Janice Leicester

Birthday Party - Bay Park, San Diego, CA


"Dano, Thank you so much for your amazing performance at our wedding. The steel drums with the beach ceremony were a perfect match. We still have guests telling us how much they loved it and how talented you are. Your rendition of "Clocks" by Coldplay is by far my favorite. I still go on YouTube to watch the video. We left a review for you on Wedding Wire but please let us know if there are any other sites you would like us to leave them on. Thanks again. Hopefully we will have the honor of hearing you play again sometime soon!"

Sincerely, Karen & Eric

--Karen Synnott

Wedding Ceremony & Cocktail Hour - Scripps Seaside Forum, La Jolla, CA


"Dan, Thank you so much for creating the tropical feeling with your music at the cocktail hour for our daughter. You helped make her vision come true on her wedding day."

Sincerely, Amy & Lyle

--Amy Dalby

Wedding Cocktail Hour - Paradise Point Resort, San Diego, Ca


"Dano and band, Thank you very much for a wonderful evening and all of your help to make this night happen!"

Thanks Again, Ryan Lorge & Brooke Johnson

--Ryan lorge

Surprise Engagement Event - Monarch Beach Resort Dana Point, California


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"Dano's Island Sounds, Thank you for being part of our special day. See you tomorrrow for round two!"

Sincerely, Dana & Mark

--Dana Tensen

Wedding Ceremony & Brunch Reception - San Diego Marriott

10/10/09 & 10/11/09

"Dano played the steel drums for our wedding and also was the DJ and he was AMAZING! Very professional, fun and friendly. He mixed the songs so well together and everybody danced the night away. My guests had wonderful things to say about the music and his steel drum solos. We love you Dano!! Stick around for our 5-year anniversary party okay? (we might even have to throw a 1-year because it was so much fun!) :) Thanks for everything!!"

Merrill & April Treadwell

--April Treadwell

Wedding Ceremony, Cocktail Hour & Reception - Temecula, CA


"Hi Dano - What a 1st anniversary fab party! Without you and the Island Sounds, it would not have been as super. You connected with all the guests too and they really loved that! Ed and Percia were very pleased as you could probably tell. I am so pleased that you took time to come to our home prior to the event so that we could plan placement of you all outside AND then, it rained! Having the party inside worked for everyone. You are on our radar, Dano, for future parties that was so much fun! People are still talking about it today. Heres to the bright, music-filled future."

Paul & Marjorie

--Marjorie Faris

Private Party in Point Loma - San Diego, CA


"Dano and the band was very professional. They arrived early, set up quickly and made sure they knew exactly what tempo of music I wanted during different segments of our party. The professionalism was only topped by the talent. The music was fantastic! Many of our guests commented how the band was the best they had ever heard even down in the islands. The music truly made our event."

Sincerely, Christie Zayac

--Christie Zayac Sundt Construction - Office Manager

Birch Aquarium - La Jolla, CA


"Dano's Island Sounds and DJ Dano were awesome, I could not have asked for anything more. They put the wedding in the mood I was hoping for. Everyone loved them and if I have an opportunity, would love to book them again. The dance floor was packed from young to old all with smiles. These guys are GREAT! Thanks Dano!!!!"

Sincerely, Kathryn Virissimo

--Kathryn Virissimo Sundt Construction - Office Manager

Handlery Hotel and Resort - San Diego, CA


"What a night! Dano's music was excellent and so much FUN! Not one complaint in the house! The following morning many members joined for breakfast and everyone was still smiling, laughing and talking about Dano's music. In fact I'm still getting compliments and I didn't do anything but find him. I have no doubt he will be hired again by the club and members of the club for personal events. We hired the 3 person ensemble and they were worth every penny! Thank you Dano and group for a wonderful night! As one member said "You Rock" :-)"

Sincerely, Sylvia Litwin

--Sylvia Litwin

Oceanside Yacht Club - Oceanside, CA


"Dano, Thank you very much for your wonderful DJ Services during our wedding reception. Everyone commented on what a fantastic job you did. The steel drums were perfect! We wish you the best of luck in everything you do."

Sincerely, Matt & Jacqui Patel

--Jacquelyn Patel

Point Loma San Diego, CA


"Dear Dano,
On behalf of everyone at Events In Motion, we would like to thank you for the great entertainment at the Nim's Island Movie Premiere After Party. Your hard work was much appreciated and I know that everyone had a wonderful time. We received a lot of positive feedback from the attendees regarding your amazing skills on the steel drum and percussion! We loved your high energy and your outgoing personality! Your music was definitely a huge hit at the party! Thank you again for your time, assistance, and support. We look forward to working with you in the future!"

We also really appreciated you going out of your way in assisting the Hula girls with their performance.

Sincerely, Sarah Lefton

Events In Motion

Hollywood, CA


"Hi Dano,
Thank you for an incredible performance last night at our Christmas party. We wanted to make it a special event for many of our neighbors that were devastated by the fires here in Fallbrook. Your talent and professionalism far exceeded our expectations. We received many compliments and were told that this was the best Christmas party so far! We will definitely have you out again in the future. Take Care and God Bless."

Sincerely, Mike and Tina Samaras

--Mike Samaras

Fallbrook, CA


"Dan, I wanted to thank you for the entertainment at our company party. Your band was the perfect fit for our party and we received numerous compliments. Thanks again"

Sincerely, Evan Sitka

--Evan Sitka, Events Coordinator - efi Sports Medicine

San Diego, CA


"Dan, Thank you for your services at Meggan and Tony's wedding. Your sounds made the ceremony! Thank You!"

Sincerely, Jana Markle

--Jana Markley

San Diego, CA


"Dano, you and your group could not have been more perfect for our reception. You are a true professional, we loved the way you read the crowd and mixed things up to fit the mood. Everyone loved the music!

Sincerely, Mark Markos

--Mark Markos

Laguna, CA


"Dan, Hans & I wanted to thank you so very much for playing & DJing at our wedding. It would not have been the same without you! We absolutely loved the band and it made our special day so much better with having the island music to add our personal touch. Thanks you again! Hans & Kari Heiting."

Sincerely, Kari Heiting

--Kari Heiting

Riverside, CA


"Thanks so much for the awesome job you did Djing at our wedding. Your the best! We had a great time. :)"

Sincerely, Zara & Jeff

--Zara & Jeff

San Diego, CA


"Thanks guys for your great "sounds" at the cocktail hour for Andrea & Khary's wedding. You got us all in the party celebrating mood."

Sincerely, Jonh & Carole Cochran

--Jonh & Carole Cochran

San Diego, CA


"Dear Dan,
Dano is the nicest, most professional, and most entertaining musician I have ever hired. He was prompt, he was courteous, and he was definitely a huge part of making our party a huge success! I cannot begin to tell you how satified I was and I plan on hiring Dano many times more in the future. His fees were very reasonable yet he provides a service that could warrant a much higher dollar figure. He is a great guy and your guest will love him. Hire him now, before someone else does!! - "Hey Dano, you're the best man! Thank you so much for being a big part of the success of our party! I'll be in touch, there are a lot more parties to have! Take care buddy."

Sincerely, Glenn

--Glenn G.

Cerritos, CA


"Dear Dan,
Greetings! On behalf of Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, I would like to thank you for providing such a wonderfull ambience for our appreciation dinner. Dan, you truly have a musical gift and we would love for you to share your "gift" with us again at our 2006 Celebrity Tournament being held at Morgan Run Golf Course on April 3, 2006. Best regards."

Sincerely, Alex Molden

--Alex Molden Development Consultant - Fresh Start Surgical Gifts

San Diego, CA


"Dano, "Thank you for being so accommodating and bringing your musical talent to a special occasion. Warm regards."

Sincerely, Cindi

--Cindi & Kevin Polis

Carslbad, CA


"Dear Dan, Thank You! Thank You! I can''t Begin to tell you how thankful I am that I get to work with an amazing artist such as yourself. Cheers, Peggy"

Sincerely, Peggy Jewell

--Peggy Jewell - Jewell Entertainment

San Diego, CA


Dan, "I wanted to thank you for playing at our Wedding today. I am sure the guests loved the entertainment you provided, and you enhanced everyones experience. It has been great to work with you."

Sincerely, Andy Strasner

--Andy Strasner

Los Angeles, CA


"Dano, Thanks for all of your help. The music sounded great and everyone loved it. We're in Maui on our Honeymoon having a great time. The only thing missing are your sounds. Thanks again."

Sincerely, William Igarashi

--William & Jeanette Igarashi

Los Angeles, CA


"Dear Dan, We wanted to take a moment to formally thank you for the AMAZING job you did as the ceremony and cocktail hour entertainment for our wedding at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach on Aug 21, 2004. Music, as you know, was one of the most important elements of the day for us and you provided exactly what we wanted in for the ceremony and cocktail hour. We can't tell how many of our guest commented on how much they enjoyed your performances! If we can ever help you out by serving as a reference for future brides and grooms, or other prospective clients, pleas feel free to contact us. It would be our pleasure to assist you in any way that we can. Again, our sincerest thanks for helping to make our dream day a reality!"

Sincerely, Heather S. Pew

--Heather S. Pew & David D. Pew

Long Beach, CA


"Dear Dano & Steve,
Thank you for the wonderful music! You two were a big hit! People loved you and danced ''til 10pm (very rare!) I hope you had an enjoyable time too!"

Sincerely, Tammy Martyniuk

--Steve & Tammy Martyniuk - Del Rey Yacht Club

Los Angeles, CA


"Dear Dan, "You guys were awesome! Paul and I knew the steel drums would be great, but we took a chance on the band since we had never heard you together. We, and our guests were blown away! You could see that you got everyone up dancing but you didn't hear all the compliments we got. Everyone wanted to know where we found you. You were very easy to work with and very professional. Even though our wedding was casual, I still had the pre-event jitters to some extent. You made me feel confident that everything would be taken care of and it was! The music was perfect- just our style-and everyone in the band was so nice and obviously into their craft. I think you would have played through the night if the cops hadn't shown up. Thank you also for refusing to play the Electric Slide (hopefully you don't even know it). Not all requests need to be honored-and, some deserve to be ignored completely! Please don't hesitate to use us as a reference anytime. We would be pleased to recommend you highly. Thank you!"

Sincerely, Janis Heppell

--Janis Heppell

San Diego, CA