TESTIMONIALS:

  • They are INCREDIBLE! I highly, highly recommend. We heard this multiple times from friends / family at our wedding: "That's absolutely the best band I've ever heard at a wedding." Brooke is amazing. They are far far above the traditional wedding band. I'm looking forward to seeing them live soon. And from the operations standpoint, no one is better / will put you more at ease than Steve. He is on top of things and makes sure the timing of everything is perfect. 5/5 Stars absolutely.Liam

  • We CANNOT begin to properly articulate how incredible BNTNT are. Their talent and kindness are unmatched and attendees from our wedding are still talking about their amazing performance two years later! Do yourself a favor and BOOK THEM. They are incredible human beings and the best musicians I have ever heard at any wedding. (From our big day, 4 other couples have booked ....and counting!) They are unreal and hands down the best you can get!! We love BNTNT and are so grateful for them and the fun they always bring to the dance floor! — Aubrey

  • WOW! Where can we start with our love for Brooke and The Nice Things?! We saw them at our good friend's wedding a month after getting engaged, and even though we had nothing but our date selected, we knew we HAD to have them at our wedding! So much so that I stalked them down while they were eating their dinner...Steve could not have been sweeter about giving me his card and telling me to give them a call on Monday. Fast forward to a few months later when we began to actually plan our wedding: both Steve and Brooke were very responsive and helpful in making our vision come to life for our reception. And boy, did they deliver! From playing an INCREDIBLE walk out song for our wedding party, to a perfectly timed version of Stevie Wonder for my first dance with my dad, to hit after hit that kept our guests dancing all night long!! I can proudly say that we received SO many amazing compliments on our wedding bands, and this comes from a group of guests in their early 30s who pretty much attend weddings every weekend. If you and your significant other agree on ONE thing during your wedding planning, it will be locking down Brooke & The Nice Things for your reception :) Just kidding, you will agree on more than one thing but booking these guys will definitely be the highlight of your wedding. THANK YOU Brooke, Steve, and the band. You guys are simply the best. — M

  • I first heard Brooke and the Nice Things perform at my friend’s wedding in 2015. Their performance and the dance floor that it inspired remains one of my favorite wedding memories -- and being 31 with a lot of married friends, I have a lot of wedding memories. When my now husband and I got engaged, the first thing we did was contact Brooke and the Nice Things. As a testament of our love for them, we planned our wedding date around their availability. We are so glad we did. Leading up to our wedding, Steve and Brooke were incredibly accommodating and easy to work with. They were able to personalize their setlist to match our music preferences and took care of the logistics related to performing in our challenging venue. On the actual wedding day, Steve (the band manager) saved the day multiple times by stepping in and becoming an impromptu emcee. When it was reception time, Brooke and the Nice Things blew us and all of our guests away. What completely amazing performers and musicians! They managed to bring out dance moves from our most reserved, oldest Aunts and Uncles to our hippest friends and cousins. Now when my husband and I reflect on the favorite memories of our wedding day, Brooke and the Nice Things are on the top of our list. -- Maggie

  • We had Brooke & The Nice Things perform at our wedding and they absolutely rocked it! They put on an amazing set ranging from Aretha, to Amy Winehouse, to Queen to Etta James. I couldn't imagine a better first dance with my new husband while Brooke belted out At Last and our guests cheered. We loved every minute and have had so many people reach out and tell us how amazing the band was. We've heard "best wedding band we've ever heard", "loved how they played Motown all night and didn't switch to the poppy stuff that kids like these days" and "how did you find them?!?". Well, we are so glad we found them and that they could play for us - will definitely be recommending Brooke & The Nice Things any chance we get.  --- Danielle

  • We were so happy to have Brooke & the Nice Things play at our son’s wedding on August 20th at our home in Lake Delavan. From the first minute that Brooke took the stage, everyone jumped on the dance floor. Let's say 125 people at all times. Brooke and her fabulous musicians brought their best game---best performance, unique and amazing sound and energy all night long. If you want to have the best soul/dance band for your private event, you have to call Steve to book Brooke and her band. --Carol

  • Dear Steve & Brooke:  Thank you guys so much for being a huge part of what has clearly become the best night of our lives. You all KILLED it, and the complements are still coming in about how amazing you were!  Although our priority for the night was to dance as much as possible, we wish we could have done more. Every second not spent on the dance floor was was agony. Thanks again, you guys! Can't wait to catch up to you again sometime later this summer. --Taylor & Justin

  • Booking Brooke & The Nice Things for our September 2017 wedding was one of the best decisions we made and one of the easiest parts of the planning process. We knew we didn't want a traditional wedding band. We wanted a band that was more unique, fun, and steered clear of cheesy wedding music. Brooke & The Nice Things completely nailed the vibe we were going for. Working with Steve and Brooke leading up to the wedding was seamless. They were very responsive and helpful every step of the way. They provided us with a list of songs and we selected the setlist. They also let us choose 5 songs outside of their list that they'd learn and play on our day. That was so above and beyond. We chose a first dance song they weren't familiar with but they learned it and killed it. Seriously. I have goosebumps now just thinking about how perfect it was. Brooke is an absolute star. And the band rocked it too-- you could tell they all wanted to be there and they made the party a blast. I would book them again in a heartbeat!! — Moira

  • First thing I want to say is that the wedding day occurred in a snowstorm. Brooke & The Nice Things showed up early with big smiles and lots of energy. When it came time to dance, they put on a show! Some slow, some fast, some classics, bluesy, R&B with lots of heart and soul. Everyone at the dance raved about Brooke & The Nice Things. Best wedding dance ever. — Chapin

  • This was one of the best decisions of our wedding. My husband and I were very serious about the music quality -- and had trouble finding what would be unique, incredible and something that we would not regret in the slightest. Brooke & The Nice Things were an absolute HIT. They were professional and very accommodating while planning the playlist however the talent of Brooke and the rest of the band is unparalleled. HIGHLY suggested! — Mar

  • I have worked with Brooke & The Nice Things for several years at the Miller Lite Beer Garden at Navy Pier. When booking out an extensive season it’s always good to have groups like them in your plans. Brooke & The Nice Things are easy to work with and pair seamlessly with a variety of different genres. They are a pleasure to work with and continue to deliver a high level of professionalism year after year. I strongly recommend working with them!                                              Dylan Hankey - Program Coordinator, Music - Navy Pier

  • Steve, Brooke, and ALL The Nice Things : - Just wanted to thank you all again for playing our fest this summer and helping to make it a success! You were so great to work with, fun to watch and your sound was nothing short of AMAZING to listen to. I know that I told Steve, Brooke and Joe after the show how much everyone loved the performance... and I am STILL getting compliments and questions about the band from fest attendees weeks after. "Who was that last band who played the fest? WOW." To which I simply smile and reply "Brooke and the Nice Things." Needless to say you all put on a memorable show and we very much hope to have you back at our fest again this upcoming summer. With much regards and appreciation -- Kevin, Bartlett FD & Ignite the Courage Foundation

  • Hi Steve -- I met you briefly this past Saturday at the Wisconsin wedding.  First of all, let me say that Brooke and the Nice Things were absolutely INCREDIBLE!! You all kept the dance floor rockin' all night...it was unlike anything we've ever seen. There were many points in the night that Pat and I looked at each other and said "We have to get them!!"  We are getting married in Indianapolis, IN. We're hoping that you travel that far south. Keeping our fingers crossed you have our date free and we can go from there! Thanks again for keeping us moving all night long last Saturday. Looking forward to hearing from you! --Sara and Pat

  • Steve -   …I should tell you that there is a real risk when the word gets out that you guys are the band for the  wedding… you know when you invite 300 folks to a wedding you figure 20% won’t show.  But with YOU guys, with your reputation in this family, it will be more like 2%.  If YOU’RE looking forward to this, I tell ya, multiply it by ten and that’s where our family is… -- John

  • “If there's one really important thing to get right at a wedding, it's the music. And if there's one band in the Chicago-land area to trust with 100% confidence - it's Brooke & The Nice Things. It’s been two months since our wedding and I'm still hearing from aunts, cousins, friends, and siblings. It was that damn good. If you want a wedding band with authenticity, funk, and action - look no further.” – Mark

  • Hello! You guys have played at two of my cousins’ weddings and I have loved you! I will be getting married in December and was wondering if I could talk to you about your availability and prices! Looking forward to hearing from you. –Maddie

  •  Hello Brooke and Steve, Thank you. You guys totally killed it and were the perfect addition to our event. I loved the music, how you activated the room, and how you read the crowd. Thank you as well for being so pleasant to work with. Photos of our event will be posted on Wine Enthusiast's Facebook page in a few days, but please let me know if you need any hi-res versions. Thank you again and cheers to you! Sincerely, Adam

  • WOW, this young lady can sing, and her band ain't too bad either. We enjoyed the concert this evening in Lisle. Can't wait to see them again! LOVED your choice of songs as well as your originals. New Fan – Eileen

  • Brooke and Steve -- You all put on an INCREDIBLE show this past Thursday. I talked to a lot of people who said you all were the stars of the whole night.  Have you all thought much about doing weddings? For one, I think you all could be crushing it there. For two, I’m planning on getting hitched sometime (about a year from now) and would love to work with ya. Anyways, props for the great sound and presence. Hope to stay in touch! –Marc

  • My fiance and I recently caught you all at the Bassment and were absolutely blown away. We would love to talk about having the band perform at our wedding next year! –Jake

  • Hi Steve – Thank you so much again for everything last week!  The band was awesome and the client just loved it! --Maddie, The Underground

  • Beautiful voice, excellent horns, boss strings: GREAT BAND! Loved the originals! – Karyn