Client comments & testimonials
Ascension benefits - July 30 2022
We hired Jacob Dryden’s band for a client function as well as a 50th birthday celebration. Jacob performed an acoustic set in the afternoon as guest were arriving in the early phases of the party. As the night festivities started, the full band played. The inclusion of Jacob and his band absolutely made the party. The energy was positive and electric and the dance floor was full. From the well chosen music to the inclusion of vocalists from the audience, it was an event that will not be easily forgotten. It transformed the event into a memorable experience rather than one where you wonder when you can leave without it looking socially awkward. After the event we had an overwhelming number of guests comment and praise the band. There wasn’t a single negative comment. I highly recommend Jacob Dryden and his accomplished band. They are professional, technically on point and will change your event to an experience!
Jacob & Quickness: Josh and Andrea Chambers
We just wanted to write to you to thank you for making our wedding experience unforgettable. From the pre-wedding consultations that made both of us very comfortable about what to expect from a live band, to learning our requested ceremony songs, you guys definitely impressed us.
We are not sure how you pulled off such an amazing set list in the face of one of the worst storms on record. Our venue had no electricity and you were able to run the show with generator power from another room and candlelight! Our guests had a great time on the dance floor and are still talking about how great the music was!
We would like to thank you deeply for making every effort to make our day a huge success. It was pretty awesome hearing all of our favorite songs live on such an important day.
You guys are truly one of a kind!
Josh and Andrea Chambers
Quickness At Our Wedding – Aug 28, 2015 Tristan & Aleks Powell
Quickness played our wedding and we can honestly say they made our night, our family and friends are still commenting on our awesome band and how great a night it was. In addition Jacob was a pleasure to work with from start to finish.
We met with Jacob a couple times while planning our wedding and were impressed by his professionalism, that he was genuinely excited to play at our wedding and was focused on providing us exactly what we wanted. Jacob emailed us some set lists with lots of genres and songs for us to choose from. We also requested some songs that Jacob was happy to play despite the fact that the band would have to learn and rehearse them. Jacob worked directly with our wedding coordinator and got all the equipment and lighting setup on the day of our wedding without us having to worry about it. The sound system and lighting was top notch.
It was our goal to have a great party with our family and friends. We know from going to other weddings that the music really makes the night. We wanted a band that would create a great vibe and get everyone on the dance floor which is challenging at any wedding given the age range. We can honestly say that Quickness exceeded our expectations; they played everything from classic rock, 80’s, 90’s, top 40 and our special requests, the vibe was awesome and the dance floor was full throughout the night with hardly anyone sitting down. Our friends were raving about the band and commenting that our wedding was the best one ever.
We would definitely hire Jacob and Quickness again and recommend them to anyone planning an event.
Tristan & Aleks Powell
Jake and Quickness have been a mainstay in some of the hottest venues in BC , Alberta and beyond, and Jake has a great sense of community and family when he entertains people, and it spills over into his business life as an audio engineer as well! Bluegreen would highly recommend both Jake personally and his band for your future event bookings!
Jeff Scharf , CEO BlueGreen Productions limited
“Jacob is that rare kind of producer that can look into your soul and just know what your vision is. He twiddles with the controls, and then, there it is – your vision – in the playback. He brought it from my brain to the tape, just like that. No rock and roll ego BS, just solid technical skills, a good ear and a bit of magic.”
– Garth Mullins, writer, award-winning broadcaster, musician and activist.