Strings Attached were very cooperative, timely, polite, and played very well at my wedding! I received many compliments on the string musicians. If I could do it all over again, I would not change a thing! I was very satisfied with Strings Attached! Working with Strings Attached was easy, conveniently within budget, and added classiness and elegance to my outdoor garden wedding. The musicians were very talented and played throughout the wedding. Playing live music (string musicians) as opposed to recorded music was a choice I am glad my husband and I made. Live music really helped set the elegant ambiance I had always dreamed of for my wedding. Thank you so much! Strings Attached was amazing and I would definitely recommend your service.
Keegan Julian (formerly Keegan Beltran)
It was great to meet you at Molly & Michael’s Wedding. All of the guests really enjoyed your music during the ceremony and cocktail hour.
...Also, ...thank you for your patience in finding the perfect songs for the ceremony.
All my best,
I want to say thank you to you and members of Strings Attached for the wonderful music we enjoyed on Saturday. James (along with Mike and I) were especially glad to see Glenn Rexach play, as were several of James' guitar-playing friends in attendance at the wedding. The musicians were fun to meet, easy to talk with, and, hopefully, enjoyed the night as much as we did.
I appreciate your professionalism, evident from start to finish, as well as your planning tips and guidance on the music selection. I cannot close without giving acknowledgement to Amanda Cavallos for her help and guidance, as well.
I wish you continued success!
There is nothing I would change. It was absolutely perfect. It was the perfect cherry on top of our beautiful wedding that was almost rained out! Thunderstorms the night before and rain that morning. They wanted us to move it inside, but we just prayed it would all work out. It was the most beautiful setting and your music just brought everything together in a most elegant and poetic way. Perfection. Thank you!!! -S. Russell
"We love that a work of art was created by and for our wedding. Planning a ceremony, it felt like we were just consuming and consuming things. The idea that something was actually made- something that had heart and care and that we were an inspiration, was very meaningful. And we'll never forget the moment that we heard Karen and Will's song. Hearing it for the first time during the ceremony gave us a chance to breathe, to listen, to slow down and savor the moment. Karen singing and Will playing helped us feel more present. And the fact they are dear friends made it even more of a blessing. We haven't forgotten our song- it's still a part of our lives and will always be a part of our family’s story.” — Sara and Lee Becker - Married August 22, 2010
Ya'll do a great job. The music is beautiful. I will continue to hire you. Spotify or a DJ does not compare. - Bridget
Strings Attached did an amazing job at my husband's and my wedding. A subset of the band performed an acoustic version of Rise (by Eddie Vedder), with violin and guitar added, as I walked down the aisle. For the reception, the full band played songs from the band's main set list and songs we specially requested. Will Taylor chose the artists to accompany him based on the songs we selected, and they were perfect for the gig. Will also arranged the songs in a unique way, while maintaining the core structure of the songs. The result was songs that were familiar and novel at the same time. Strings Attached is not your typical cover/wedding band; it is far better than the norm.
Strings Attached played a big role in making our wedding night fun and memorable. I recommend this band for any couple seeking a unique, talented band that can please a crowd of diverse wedding guests - i.e., for every couple! -Kennon Wooten
I am so glad that Delane and Ryan chose you as the band for their wedding. We enjoyed your music very much throughout the entire evening. I think that every guest who wanted to dance had something to dance to, as you really did read the crowd. I'm especially glad that we were able to arrange for that extra 30 minutes of play time. As the mother of the bride, it allowed me to finish up with hostessing and to just relax and enjoy myself for awhile. I really hope that we see you at some other venue in the future.
Strings Attached were awesome! The music that was played created exactly the atmosphere that the bride and groom wanted. We received lots of compliments from our wedding guests. The music of Strings Attached and a glass of champagne were the perfect way to ring in the New Year and congratulate the new couple. I would hire Strings Attached again and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone who wants a band with lots of class and talent! - Suzette Long
Everyone loved the music and band. It was such a pleasure to meet and work with Will and the band members;what a fun group. Amanda was great and their professionalism and love of music was obvious. Pleased every generation of guests at our wedding. We will definitely keep you in mind for future events. - Dana Myers
Amanda let me know that you'd like a testimonial from someone who's booked Strings Attached for their wedding. We had them play at our wedding two weeks ago and loved them--as did all our guests. We had them do almost everything--string quartet for ceremony, jazz quartet for cocktail hour, and then full band with strings for the reception.
They did an amazing job learning a few custom song requests and were a pleasure to work with. Feel free to reach out with any questions you may have.
We used Will Taylor and Strings Attached for our wedding. They provided ceremony and cocktail hour music - I believe we had a cello and violin for the ceremony, and a violin, piano, and bass for the cocktail hour. They also provided the full band for our dinner and dancing reception.
The music was one of my favorite parts of this very special evening! Everyone at our wedding danced the night away, and we had constant comments from people asking who the fantastic band was. I literally did not sit down all night!
Will was very professional, organized, and easy to work with in the months leading up to the wedding. They listened to our requests and let us know what they could do to make the evening a blast for everyone. They took only a couple small breaks during the night, and at those times they helped us hook up our ipod so we could play music during the breaks. They even learned a special song for our first dance and performed it amazingly well - I will never forget it.
I truly think the band made our reception and would recommend them to anyone!
- KIM D
I can't say enough positive things about Strings Attached and their professionalism during our wedding April 27! Communicating with them prior to the event and setting up what we wanted was one of the easiest parts of the entire planning process. They showed up the day-of on time and in place. A member of the quartet came to me, the groom, about half an hour before to just go over and confirm they had everything right. Once the ceremony began, every song was played at just the right moment and sounded absolutely beautiful. Strings Attached was a major part of making our wedding so special and beautiful and I highly reccommend them for anyone considering a string quartet! - Michael B.
Its hard to keep my comments short...From the moment that we contacted Will Taylor, we knew this was the band for us.
While my wife's family is from Austin, our wedding in Austin was more of a destination wedding given where everyone else was coming from. Because of this, we really went all out in creating a weekend to really showcase Austin. We had a rehearsal dinner planned at Thurman's Mansion at the Salt Lick on Saturday night and wanted a band that could deliver an upbeat classic rock style show, but also needed a band for our Sunday brunch reception at the Four Seasons which we wanted an acoustic and intimate performance for, so we couldn't decide if we needed to book two bands, but hoped we could find one person who could handle everything. We are huge music fans and were very particular in what we were looking for each night, and even had a particular song that we wanted played for our first dance that was a little out of the ordinary, so we knew the band would need to learn it.
We reached out to multiple bands that were referred to us and some that we found on our own. We found Will Taylor after seeing him listed both on the Four Seasons website and on The Knot. After listening to some performances we were confident that he would be able to handle both events.
From the moment we contacted Will and his representatives, we were treated with the utmost professionalism and good Austin nature that we were looking for. After explaining what we were looking for, they were able to come up with a plan for both events using an array of their musicians. We set up a Saturday night "electric" show featuring a 5 piece band that covered classic rock and Texas country favorites that dazzled the crowd for 3 solid hours. For Sunday, Will put together an acoustic group with Karen Mal as the lead singer that could not have been better suited for a Four Seasons Brunch on a Sunday morning.
While you may be reading this and saying "how much did that cost you?", Will was very attentive to our budget and we were able to find common ground on a price for both events that in retrospect I consider an incredible value! I would recommend Will Taylor and Strings Attached to anyone, for any event. The professionalism that they showed, setting up without any instruction, and adapting to whatever we threw at them, far exceeded any expectation that we had.
Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any additional questions about our experiences with Will Taylor. -- - Erich Hothem
My Mass was a disaster due to our priest but the only thing that brought solitude was Karens voice . All of my guests loved her and so did I. She was the very best part of our mass. Thank you for being so wonderful!
A job well done! thank you for making my wedding very special. - Bridget
Will Taylor and Strings Attached played at our wedding at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center for both the ceremony and the cocktail hour in the Butterfly Garden. We love live music and felt that our outdoor location and atmosphere really was enhanced with live musicians there. I really feel like people notice those little things and it feels like you are throwing a well-thought out event. We used an iPod to play our recessional song because that particular song was important to us. But overall you choose live musicians because you want that atmosphere. Its hard to explain, but it fills the air with a certain mood.
Will Taylor and the staff were all so easy to work with and I LOVED the App that made it even easier!! Rachel J.
Will Taylor and his crew are exceptional musicians and great to work with! They played at our wedding last month (outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour). They were easy to communicate with prior to the event, showed up early, and accommodated all of our requests. We received countless compliments on their music from our guests.
I have also worked with Will on a corporate event and again through a local nonprofit. He is a joy to be around and is always very professional and personable, no matter the setting. He has connections with many Austin musicians and is incredibly diverse in his musical style. Whatever your needs are -- classical, jazz, pop -- I would highly recommend considering Will Taylor. Your expectations will be surpassed!
We had a wonderful string quartet play at my daughter's wedding at Vista West Ranch in Dripping Springs this past weekend. Strings Attached helped create the perfect ambiance during the cocktail hour, ceremony and the start of the reception before our DJ took over. Will was easy to work with, very responsive and patient with my daughter's changes. On the day of, Will and the musicians were prompt, accomplished and very accommodating - since they moved to 3 different spots on the property. I highly recommend Strings Attached! - Dory Wilson
We hired Will Taylor and Strings Attached for my daughter's wedding and were very happy with our experience. They are especially outstanding in that they can perform different kinds of music: jazz, country, cover band, etc. This worked great, because they played light jazz as the wedding guests entered for the reception (and while they dined), and then switched to a cover band for dancing. Amanda was easy to work with and returned calls and emails quickly. I felt that she and Will did everything they could to make the music for the wedding reception as we would like it....and we did!
You may remember playing my wedding at Barr Mansion back in 2002 — you played solo classical guitar in the garden for our ceremony. Can't even count how many people complimented your talent … still get comments when we run into people that attended. Alyson
Will Taylor and Strings Attached, We weren't through with dancing. You guys are always great and wish we could have partied more with you that night. Thank you for learning our song for our first dance and thanks for getting everyone on their feet and on the dance floor. L. Reynolds
Everyone had great things to say and the ceremony timing was perfect. Having the live music at both the ceremony and cocktail hour added a special elegance to the whole evening. - Amy
We want to take a minute to say thank you! We were so impressed with your renditions of This Must Be the Place, The Wind, and You've Got a Friend in Me. It meant so much to us that you guys learned those songs. We thought everything went off so well, and our guests all really enjoyed the music. Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding great!
We want to take a minute to say thank you! We were so impressed with your renditions of This Must Be the Place, The Wind, and You’ve Got a Friend in Me. It meant so much to us that you guys learned those songs. We thought everything went off so well, and our guests all really enjoyed the music. Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding great!
I really appreciated you taking the time to talk with me via phone and email throughout the process as it really alleviated my concerns. - Miranda
Hi Will! Thanks for sending these, they're so much fun! We had a great time too - everything was absolutely perfect. Thanks so much for making the party such a blast!
Wonderful and professional. Y'all made our reception a great party! - Tracik
Great band! Created a fun atmosphere at our reception and everyone had a great time! Highly recommend! - Jennifer
Loved the band and so did all of our guests! Wouldn't change a thing! - Rachel
I love the different configuration options we had with one group of performers! We had a solo classical guitarist for the prelude to our wedding ceremony, a jazzy quartet for cocktail hour, and full band for the reception! - Jasmine
I wanted to say a big 'Thank You' to you, Will and your fantastic band for Saturday. It was so lovely working with you all and you were so helpful and accommodating. I loved, loved the music, the energy and the happiness that was created. I'm lucky to have picked up this wedding last moment, which gave me the opportunity to see you live.
I hope to be able to work more weddings with you and soon!
Thank you once again,
Christina - Wedding Warriors
Everything was so great, the sound/experience was exactly what we were looking for at each event, and totally exceeded my expectations! If you guys ever need a reference for an event we would be more than willing. E. Hothem
It was great! The band was fabulous! Phil and I had a ton of fun and so did our guests. We got lots of compliments and inquiries about the band.
We had been to a few Strings Attached shows, so we had high expectations, but the band still exceeded them. Will Taylor was at our venue hours ahead of time to set up the sound system so that we could use it to pay music from our IPod during our lawn games cocktail hour.
The show they put on, based mostly on our requests, was great. I normally don't like dancing, but I was having so much fun that I danced a ton. The songs that we requested that they didn't already know sounded great. I would have thought they had been practicing them for years. Loved it!!!
Strings Attached isn't cheap, but you get what you pay for. I'm frugal with a lot of things, but I don't mind spending money on good music, and Strings Attached was worth every penny.
If you love good music and want to hear a variety of songs sound great live, hire Strings Attached. The band made our wedding reception a night to remember for a lifetime. We hope they're still available for special events when our 10-year anniversary rolls around. - July 2011 Phillip Martin
“Amanda- the quartet and mandolin were soooo perfect for this ceremony- they added so much. Will was wonderful to work with- everyone was early, flexible, and so kind. It would be my pleasure to serve as a reference for you! Have a good weekend.” - Emily Youngblood- Wedding Coordinator - Blessed Unions, Dallas TX
"Nice...you have the easiest contract of any of our vendors... THANK YOU!"--Alex & Sarah
“The wedding was a wonderful event. Having Will Taylor there was awesome. I didn't have to worry about having the typical wedding band. Everyone was amazing, and they took the time to play a song with me to perform for Kevin and actually rehearsed with my him on a song that he wrote and performed at the reception! Will Taylor and Strings were professional, and a class act all the way. Kevin and I have both done music professionally, so we were very picky on who wanted to play at our wedding. Will Taylor and Strings Attached exceeded our expectations, and made our wedding something to talk about!” --Kevin and Allie.
“Thank you. As everyone says nothing will go perfectly at a wedding. But all of you were perfect. Thank you so much!!!” --Robert and Jeni
“You have all done an outstanding job!! It is beautiful, it's been an exciting journey, and I am very proud I could have been even a little bit a part of it.” --Peace, Pamela Nemir
"I don't have your cell number to make a comment, so I hope you will get this by way of this e-mail. I'm sure my son has already told you how pleased we were with your group playing for his wedding...we knew we would be! My whole family loves to come to your concerts. I hope your son is alright...your group...did a wonderful job when you had to leave. Our family and friends have not stopped talking about the wedding and the music. I didn't get a chance to speak with you, my husband said he did, when you were playing at the HSB club for their Xmas party, so I just wanted you to know now.
Thanks again and we hope to see you the next time you play in Marble at the Uptown."
"Cool beans, that was my cousin's wedding! Y'all were REALLY good, but of course we all knew you would be. I think y'all may be the only band in the world that appeals to every member of my family (and we are an eclectic crew). We came en masse to your Marble Falls "Sgt. Pepper" show, too. Keep up the good work, can't wait to see what you come up with next.
Cheers and Happy Thanksgiving!"
"Thank you so much for playing for the wedding. You did a wonderful job and we were completely happy with the music. Thanks for working out the Beatles / Led Zeppelin medley. It suits us so well and was a nice break from all the traditional music. I'm glad you enjoyed it too. Of course our rock'n roll guest were blown away by it. And we had many, many compliments on both the ceremony and reception music. In fact, last night my brother asked me if we had made specific requests for the reception and I explained we'd left song selections up to you. But he mentioned music you played he recognized from a mini-series he's been watching. I think he said something about the Old South and such. I didn't notice it when you played it because we just had too much going on. That would be my only regret. I just didn't get to enjoy enough the great music you played. Anyway, my brother was very impressed and commented about how much he enjoyed it.
...we were very happy and I will certainly recommend you over and over again to anyone I can.
Thanks again!" --Susie
I would recommend Will Taylor and Strings Attached any time. They are very talented
and what is so great is that they can provide wedding music (strings) or reception music - a full band. Very helpful at all times to keep my brides happy. I highly recommend them!
Sandy Perkins, Austin Social Planning
We were very pleased with the service we received from Will Taylor and Strings Attached. They arrived to the event early, made sure they set up where we needed them, and warmed up without distracting the rest of the set-up. They were very professionally dressed in tuxedos as agreed upon. They played beautifully and were an integral part of the success of the event. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone. Nancy Fitzgerald
Strings Attached was amazing! They taylored their performance to our desires and needs and were flexible and knowledgable enough to fill time with appropriate songs. They sounded wonderful and were completely low maintenance... Real professionals... We highly recommend them... They made our wedding a wonderful experience that will not be soon forgotten by us or our friends and family that were in attendance... Book Strings attached now! You won't regret it! - Jason C.
Will Taylor & Strings attached played the ceremony music for my wedding. After picking out and submitting the songs I wanted to have played, my church provided us with some restrictions, which affected the selections we had already made. Will was very accommodating with our changes, and everyone was blown away at the incredible combination of classic rock and church appropriate music that he was able to put together! I would not hesitate to hire them for another event in the future! - Adrienne H.
Strings Attached was recommended to us by the coordinator at our wedding reception venue for the ceremony music. We listened on the website and loved what we heard. We met on the day of the wedding, and they were wonderful. Just beautiful music, exactly what we asked, including two special songs to accompany the soloist. We used a trio. We highly recommend them! Ann M.
I saw Will Taylor and Strings Attached at Urban Campfires in March. They were the epitomy of Texas. Willie Nelson songs (and others) done in the style of Bob Wills.
Will Taylor put together sounds that touched a place deep within my Texas heart and made me want to dance, dance, dance. Steve Zirkel was the coolest on bass!
And not only are they the greatest to listen to, they were a breeze to work with Check them out. - Denise Martin
As a meeting planner you always take extra care selecting entertainment for your audience. I had an amazing experience working with Will Taylor and his band Strings Attached and I highly recommend them. They are very professional, and the quality of their music is out of this world!
We recently had an event in San Antonio, TX and it was a great success thanks to the delightful music Strings Attached provided. My attendees (health care professionals) were coming from all over the country and everyone had an amazing time. Meeting planners, wedding planners, event coordinators and everyone planning their next event, if are looking for the best live music band that offers a great variety of sounds and rhythms, call Will or Amanda and they will take great care of you!
Karla Anzola, CMP
Really great musicians, played everything we requested and had a lot of compliments from the guests. I would absolutely book you guys again for a party! - Kelsie
They are professional with a delightful sound! Strings Attached added the extra punch to our daughters wedding that we had hoped for. This is a very talented group of muscians that will take any event to the next level! - Kim
We wanted a genuinely Texan, old school, elegant, family feel wedding. Will quickly interpreted the atmosphere and the music fit the mood and the crowd perfectly. My family and friends could not stop talking about the music. - Jane M.
Will Taylor and Strings Attached with Tameca Jones easily exceeded our expectations. Our guests felt that the live band brought a level of energy that could not be matched by a DJ. - Dustin M.