Reviews

Our Wedding

Your talent and everyone had a blast on the dance floor. Thank you for being a part of our celebration and even letting Erin up on the stage to sing Garth Brooks “Friends in Low Places” with the band – memories we will cherish forever!

Lots of Love
Erin & David Shestak

Wedding

The R Factor Band made our wedding night the epic dance party we wanted! The Musical Director & Leader met with us several times before the wedding to chat through how we wanted the night to flow. He’s super talented and nice to work with. They’ve been doing this for decades – they know what gets people on the dance floor and how to keep them there! We got tons of compliments and would happily book them again for another function. They really are FABULOUS!!!

Wedding

The R Factor was by far the highlight of our wedding! We selected the largest dance floor offered by our reception venue and it was packed all night. We even had guests dancing on the carpet! Not only did they exceed our expectations on our wedding night, but they were also extremely professional and easy to work with. Unlike what we’ve heard about other wedding bands, they performed almost all of the songs that we selected.

A year later, we are still hearing about how amazing The R Factor was. We’ve even had guests who have hired them for their own events. We cannot say enough good things about The R Factor!!!!!!

Megan and Nick Jackson

Wedding

I highly recommend the R Factor for any event. They did a fantastic job at my daughter’s wedding this year. Emil was easy to work with, and the whole band brought talent and energy that night. They really helped make the party a success.

 

Marty Rosenbaum

Fantastic

We definitely wanted a live band for our wedding, and R Factor was the perfect choice!! The quality of the entertainment was amazing, and people were singing and dancing the entire night! Many people took down their name for future reference if they ever need a fun, energetic live group. I would highly recommend booking them if you want your guests to be on their feet & having a good time the entire night! Thank you R Factor!!

Absolutely the best

The R factor played at our wedding on Sept 8, 2017. They were awesome. Our guests were blown away and we all danced and partied till midnight. You will not find a better band!

Wedding

They really brought life to the party and got people on the dance floor! R Factor doesn’t just provide music but they provide entertainment! They were amazing for our wedding day at the InterContinental hotel. There really is nothing like these guys!! They rock!

The absolute BEST!

R Factor was the highlight of our wedding last December. We had the largest dance floor possible at our venue, Saint Paul Hotel, and people were dancing on the carpet- The dance floor was PACKED all night. Almost a year later, we still have guests raving to us about our wedding band. They were professional, took short breaks (the shortest breaks I’ve ever seen at a wedding) and they played almost all of the songs we requested. I highly recommend R Factor for any event. Thank you for making our wedding so memorable!!!

Mike & Julie

Corporate Events

“A wonderful blend of musical Magic and energized talent. Perfect for any event anytime, anywhere. Never to disappoint! Always spectacular!!”

Corporate Event

Thank you for bringing your unique musical style to light up our stage at Mary Lanning’s 20th annual charity event, THE STARS COME OUT!, at the Hastings City Auditorium in Hastings Nebraska. It was fun to see even the lieutenant Governor jumping up and down with praise for The R Factor so needles to say you made our event a huge success that everyone is still talking about.

Stars

Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska Rick Sheehy

Mary Plock

Health Care Foundation

Wedding

A big HUGE Thank You for your phenomenal entertainment on our wedding day. You were without a doubt the best entertainment in Des Moines, IA people have ever heard / seen… and you were the life of the of our very special party. Our venue (Sticks) said it was by far the best band that has ever played there. Since the wedding we continue to get more complements whenever we see our guests and they can’t get over how AWESOME you were!!!! We will never forget the amazing performance you gave at our wedding.

Michelle & Sam McDonald

Wedding

We wanted to take a moment to thank you and the entire R Factor band for your huge role in making out wedding THE BEST night ever! R Factor was the first thing we booked for our wedding and we were reminded why on Sunday night. All night and since then our guests have been raving about the party and especially the band. You helped our vision of all guests dancing all night come true! Can’t wait to attend another R Factor wedding, as we know at least one friend just contracted you!

Thank You Lauren

Wedding

I wanted to thank the entire R Factor band for giving us Such a wonderful time during our wedding. Your band is polished, professional and has a unique ability to involve everyone in the music. The sight of the entire crowd on the dance floor moving left and right under the direction of Emil during “The Bird”. What a treat!

Wedding

Thank you so much R Factor for making our wedding so memorable! EVERYONE is still talking about how Great the band was!!!!! I’ve never seen so many people on a dance floor and I have never danced so much to Hava Nagila in my life. We had a BLAST and The R Factor definitely made the evening for us! We will never forget it and neither will our guests!

Havanagila

Thank You!

Beth & Nate

Wedding

My wife Laura and I hired a 12 piece group of The R Factor for our wedding 9/20/2014 and it was the most exciting night of our lives. They were SPECTACULAR AND FABULOUS! Our family and guests could not stop dancing and singing all night long. They offered over 750 songs for us to choose from! The whole night revolved around us our family and friends. The R Factor even learned my wife’s favorite song, which is brand new, so it could be played at the wedding. She really liked that and so did her friends….We also hired a couple of the R Factor members to do the music at the ceremony. That was also great. You made our wedding reception evening a night that we will never forget. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! YOU GUYS WERE UNBELIEVABLE.

Michael & Laura Edelstein

Wedding

THANK YOU!! so very much for your outstanding performance/entertainment for Sarah and John’s Wedding! It was so much fun! We received so many compliments on not just having a live band over iPod music, but having you!

Thanks again for everything!

Best,

Chris

Wedding

Let me say again, and again…THANK YOU for the Incredible Experience you gave us on Saturday night! I only wish I had another upcoming affair so that we could do it all over again! You brought it, as did the entire group and we are over the moon with joy!! Everyone I’ve talked to said this was by far the MOST FUN they’ve ever had at a Wedding and they were blown away by The R Factor! That means everyone from the very young to the very old. At 12:30 we were not ready to stop. Too damn much fun! Please let me know, besides FB how I can tell people about how fabulous you are and that you are the #1 band here in Minnesota and they should not consider hiring any other. I not only talk and dance a lot, I write really well!!

Thank you so much Emil,

Sharon Kaufmann

Wedding

Thank you so very much for playing at our wedding reception on April 27 at the Walker. The band was absolutely fantastic and we couldn’t have been happier with your performance. It was quite a party until close to 1:00 a.m.! Our guests were talking that night and the day after about how good the band was, and people still keep complimenting us on R Factor. It was truly the highlight of the post-dinner reception, and we are so happy we hired you. It was also awesome to have Uncle Joe 🙂 playing in the band! If you ever need a reference for another couple thinking of having you play at their wedding reception, we’d be happy to give you a glowing review. Please tell Kimberly and all the other band members how amazing we thought you all were. It was evident how hard you worked on entertaining us that night, and we are sincerely grateful. We hope to catch one of your public shows in the future!

Jennifer Daugherty MacPhail

Wedding

We wanted to drop you a quick note and THANK YOU for making our wedding so fabulous. Our guests still can’t stop talking about our music and how much fun they had dancing. We’ve never been to a wedding where the dance floor was packed for 4 STRAIGHT HOURS. When we started planning our wedding, a top priority for us was Music. We wanted our guests to literally dance the night away. THE R FACTOR made that dream come true. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being so accommodating and easy to work with. You truly are the best band around.

We feel so blessed to have had your talents shine at our wedding. Thank you!

Kindly, Jenn & Ben Mahlik

Wedding

A quick note to thank you and your fellow musicians for a wonderful wonderful wedding dance party. We’ve gotten dozens of calls and emails from our fellow party people telling us how much fun they had, and how much they LOVED the music. Us too.

All I can say is what a blast! And….a great way to kick off what I know will be a great marriage to a wonderful man.

Barb (Nagell) McCleary

Wedding

You promised me a great job and a beautiful evening….and you are definitely a man of your word!! R-Factor had our group ROCKING all night long and it was a Dream Come True Evening for Shira and Mike. I’m really glad that we worked with you for the wedding’s entertainment as it was a big piece of the whole!!

So…THANK YOU very much for everything! You came through for us big time! I hope we’ll work again on another special occasion.

All the best to The R Factor,

Jon

Wedding

Hi Marsh, Emil and the rest of the R-Factor Band

Just finished talking to Marsh to tell him how off-the-charts SPECTACULAR The R Factor Band was at our wedding last Sunday. Our phone has been ringing off the hook, our e-mail in-boxes are full and everyone is saying the same thing, this was one FUN, high energy, spirited wedding! The dancing did not stop until the party was over. Our photographer, who has worked many Jewish weddings, said that she never saw a horah like ours. The young people even kept it going, singing “Od Yishoma” on their own, while the band watched, smiling. You don’t get that kind of smoking carry-over unless the band had already lit the fire! Many special moments happened on that dance floor, Mike and Leigh doing their crazy father-daughter dance, brother of the bride singing “SHOUT”, and me, along with David (the groom), and others, singing “Mustang Sally”. All the New York friends, and more, kick dancing in a circle to “New York, New York”. Conga lines snaking around the room. No wonder people are still talking!

My only regret is that I never actually talked to the band myself that night to tell them how GREAT it all was…I was too caught up in the moment, so maybe that is actually a sign of total success. So I am writing today to tell you how great you were, that you MADE THE PARTY. I am attaching a few pictures taken by friends, so you can see for yourself how unforgettable it was. And yes, that is the mother of the bride, me, and the groom, singing Mustang Sally!

Still two kids left to marry off…so I hope our paths will cross again!

Many, many thanks again for everything!

Sally Abrams

Flamingo Ball

We definitely enjoyed having The R Factor for our annual Flamingo Ball. We have gotten GREAT feedback from the student body that was there, they keep saying it was the best one yet! Thank you SO much for putting on such a great show and being so easy to work with!

Thanks so much! Please pass our appreciation onto the rest of the band!

Elizabeth Ann Sauter

Student Activities Counsel

Wedding

Thank you so much for everything you did to make our wedding a beautiful dream come true. You were great to work with when we we’re planning the details for our wedding. At our wedding you had everyone dancing and singing all night. It was so much fun and you played the greatest songs. You were so energetic and have amazing voices and talent. We will definitely be recommending you to our friends and families. Everything you did was just perfect.

Thank you!!!

Katie and Brian Martell

Wedding

A quick thank you for the amazing show you put on Saturday! We had a blast and so many people were talking about what a thrill it was to watch YOU and dance and just be so Entertained. I also want to Thank You for letting so many of my Relatives and Guests get on stage and Sing and have FUN!!!-especially my Father singing with you in the picture below (thanks for showing that picture!!!).

Thank You and the band for making our wedding so BEAUTIFUL & MEMORABLE.

Colleen (O’Leary) Sullivan

Wedding

Thank you guys for the best wedding you could ask for. All my family and friends are still raving about the band and sing and danced all night long. You all are to be commended on being so professional and attending to our every musical need. The R Factor Rocks!!

Wedding

I just want to send a great big thank you to The R-Factor !!! The Knapp-Backes wedding celebration was a huge hit and thanks to the entertainment of R-Factor will be remembered for a long time. All the guests loved their music and we danced the night away. There were many memorable moments through out the night from the dynamite little kids to the bunny hop chain dance to the “bird”. Everyone enjoyed the music both young and old and we cannot wait to see the pictures.

David Backes is a professional Hockey Player for the St. Louis Blues.

Thank You again R-Factor!!!

Kelly & David

Corporate Event

CHATTANOOGA GROUP, INC.

Thanks to the band for a great evening. The Chattanooga Group party was a huge success!

All of you not only have a tremendous musical talent, but your abilities to work the crowd and keep them going for hours is incredible. We will be hosting this same type of event the first week of June, 2004 in San Diego, California. Let’s discuss the possibilities of The R Factor being with us.

Best Regards

Charles M. Thomas

Director of Customer Service

Wedding

We just wanted to thank you for making our wedding so special. The band was AMAZING and totally made our reception something I will never forget. I never wanted the dance to end!!!!!!!!! You guys are AMAZING so thanks for giving us a great deal. I couldn’t have imagined a reception with out The R Factor.

Angelica & Mark

Wedding

Hi Emil,

I’m sorry I’m so late with this, but wanted to thank you for the fantastic job R Factor did at my daughter’s wedding. We knew you would be good, but you were particularly outstanding that night…we received so many positive comments from everyone, and clearly, no one wanted it to end! Our daughter and son-in-law had a fantastic and very memorable time, and we wouldn’t have changed one thing about the entire day/night…everything was perfect.

Thanks again Emil, for your band’s great talents – everyone was so fantastic, and we loved it all. Sad it’s over so quickly, but we will hopefully catch up with you at Bunker’s sometime soon!

Kathy Pollock

Four hours of fun

The R Factor played for my wedding reception and totally exceeded my expectations in every way. The sound quality was awesome — their covers sounded spot on. Mark, Kimblerly and Emil have tremendous vocal talent. Our guests repeatedly commented on how amazing the band was. They had the dance floor packed for each minute of every set. And they honored our song selections all the way through. We look forward to booking them for future special occasions. .

Wedding

R Factor is the most incredible band we have ever seen! They even sung at our wedding ceremony, which was magical in it’s own right. The group is so much fun! They interacted with the crowd and kept EVERYONE dancing all night long at our wedding reception. I want to go see them next time I’m in Minneapolis, you just can’t get enough of their music – great selection that everyone will love no matter the age. The band was extremely professional, easy to work with and every one of them is beyond talented. We highly recommend the R Factor for any event, they will help make it the best time for your and your guests. We repeatedly heard from our wedding guests that R Factor is the best band they have ever seen at a wedding, but that doesn’t even do them justice. Get ready to have the time of your life dancing the night away when you invite R Factor to the party! We certainly didn’t want the music to end!

Wedding

The R Factor played at our wedding last night and they were AMAZING! I can’t even put into words how happy we are to have had them at our wedding. They are true Professionals and our guests NEVER LEFT THE DANCE FLOOR. I can’t count how many people have told us how much they loved The R Factor. Money very well spent. Could not have asked for more. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

My Wedding

The R Factor ROCKED our wedding reception and without question, set our party above and beyond the average wedding. These musicians are true pros. They dress, dance, behave and sound like the stars they are – and they know how to work the room! Our dance floor was full from start to finish with guests of all ages, styles and backgrounds. The R Factor is a true crowd pleaser. At the end of the night I was moved to tears as they launched into the perfect finale, bringing everyone to their feet with my groom and me front and center! It was a dream ending to a wedding that surpassed all of my expectations. THANK YOU R FACTOR!

Wedding

R Factor did a great job keeping everyone dancing all night long at our wedding! We have heard several times after the wedding that the band was incredible from our friends and family. They did a great job of mixing modern and older music to keep everyone happy.

Wedding

Excellent show! R Factor sounded great, played all the songs we wanted and was the perfect band for our wedding. Their singers and musicians were simply fantastic. And they really know how to bring out the funk! Mark did a wonderful job as MC for the evening. They were easy to work with and went above and beyond what was asked of them.

Wedding

The R Factor played our wedding on an Iowa acreage in June 2012. They got set up without us noticing, and then ran back to the hotel to get their keys (as the hotel required) without complaining. When they finally played, they were worth every penny. We had almost everyone dancing- the floor was full the entire time they played. Sound was great, our guests loved it. Book them!

Wedding

It may have just been another wedding party for someone who has been to so many like yourself, but for Alyson and me I think there’s no question our reception at 317 on Rice Park was the best we’ve ever been to. The R Factor was the main reason Emil, you guys were rockin. Great songs, great energy, just what we hoped for and then some. I had so many comments after our wedding about how every song you guys played sounded like an original track. One of my favorite moments was when I realized that, unlike so many weddings we had been to with live music, the dance floor was getting more and more full as the night went on. That’s the best you can ask for. Seriously, it was outstanding.

As one last gift to Alyson, I would really like to get the song-list from our wedding night so we can replay the set.

Emil, thank you again so much, we didn’t want the night to end!

Michael

Best Band Ever

High energy Easy to get along with Great song selections Great musicians Excellent job

Wedding

I want to thank you and the entire R-Factor band for the energetic and engaging performance at our daughter’s wedding on September 6th. It was wonderful and truly helped make our celebration so much fun. We truly appreciate everything you put into it.

Thank you again!

Corporate Event

An enormous thank you to The R Factor! Your group was a hit with the 2,400 guests at Jostens Centennial Celebration on July 18.

From the moment you started performing you had everyone on there feet, dancing and celebrating. The exuberance continued for the full two hours! Your band really connected with our guests; it was great to see so many people stay for the dancing and then call for an encore by holding up lighters at the conclusion of your show. They Loved R Factor! This event was especially important to Jostens because of the significance of celebrating 100 years of the company history. Thank you for being part of such an important celebration; and, thank for such an incredible performance!

Sincerely

Beth Beutell