Testimonials

Elliott and Ema Pasic Reid’s Wedding at the Olmsted

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“THIS BAND…did an amazing job. As we all know, the music at a wedding can truly make-or-break the event. My husband and I were very critical about all options; after reading Kudmani’s reviews and speaking to a couple of people that have worked with him, our interest was peaked. Speaking with Sammy was the next step. He was so incredibly thoughtful and made me feel like I was legit the only person he was working with; I got 100% of his attention – he was there every step of the way. It was awesome.  And the result was exceptional. We had an absolute blast – he knows how to get and keep people on the dance floor – he’s a true professional. He brought the energy, the excitement and the awesome music. Also, he was an AWESOME MC which did not go unnoticed. One month after our wedding, people are still raving about Kudmani. Do yourself a favor and book them!”

Michael and Jennifer Osher Brumm’s Wedding at the Crosley Estate

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“The single greatest decision we made for our wedding was booking KUDMANI. We booked KUDMANI almost 2 years in advance of our wedding, and the excitement of Sammy when he first called us was just awesome. Although we had almost 24 months of waiting until our wedding, Sammy got us excited that very first day, continued to keep in contact throughout the following months, and gave us a lot of great ideas to make our night unique, organized, and extra special. The week before the wedding, Sammy called a couple times to ensure we didn’t have any last second changes or concerns. With how stressful planning a huge wedding can be, I cannot even begin to emphasize how organized and diligent Sammy was. The night of the event, the band arrived several hours early for sound check. The rest of the night, Sammy ran the entire show better than a wedding planner or site planner could do. In addition to all of the formal dance songs, speeches, and special requests, Sammy made sure to swing by the bride/groom table to congratulate us and ask if there was anything he could do to help us out. As great as Sammy was as the band leader, the band as a whole was even more phenomenal. The variety of music, energy, and talent of each band member was unbelievable. The band encouraged wedding guests to get out and dance, made everyone freeze during “Shout” so we could capture a beautiful picture, and made the entire night unforgettable. 16-month-old toddlers were on the dance floor shaking shakers and 90-year-old grandmas were dancing with tambourines. Book KUDMANI now if you want to guarantee that the coordination of events at your reception is as flawless as humanly possible, that the music and energy is through the roof all night, and that you will have a night to remember forever.”

Brian and Jennifer Ames Hoskins’ Wedding at Harmony Landing Country Club

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“I live in CA, got married in KY, and planned the wedding remotely. I searched extensively for a band that could play a mix of genres to please the span of guests (ages 2-95 with a good number of 20-somethings). KUDMANI was, by far, the best purchase of my entire wedding. Sammy was proactive and responsive throughout the entire planning process, and so easy to work with, helping with timeline creation and song selection. The band setup looked amazing, complete with a very professional stage and light display. They came early to do their sound check. Sammy was fantastic as an emcee, on point the entire night. He made sure each and every guest was having fun (not easy with 120 people) from cocktail hour, through dinner until we kicked the last guests out of the reception. I’ve had many people tell me this was one of the best weddings they’ve been to, and I’m reasonably certain that’s primarily thanks to the band! To sum up the night: my venue manager asked to re-hire KUDMANI, my bridesmaids were dancing like maniacs all night, and an 8-year-old attendee told his mother “I didn’t know weddings could be so fun!” My hubby and I can’t say enough good things about Sammy & KUDMANI!”

Clint and Ashleigh Whitehead Wright’s Wedding at the Gillespie Louisville

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“KUDMANI played at our wedding and they were fabulous! We really could not have asked for a better band. They played a great variety of music that guests of all ages were able to enjoy and everyone was on the dance floor the entire night. Sammy is AWESOME! He is extremely organized and was very involved in the timeline of events for the night (which helped SOOOO MUCH!). He made the night flow very smoothly by making sure that each event of the night started when it was supposed to. It was like having a wedding planner and amazing band all in one. Thank you so much, KUDMANI, for making our wedding the best night of our lives!!!”

Gordy and Allie Hamilton Dooley’s Wedding at Hurstbourne Country Club

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“KUDMANI was AMAZING! We could not have been more pleased!!! They exceeded our expections and much more! My husband and I both envisioned a wedding reception where our guests were on the dance floor all night having the time of their lives. That is EXACTLY what happened! Sammy took care of our guests from the moment they arrived until our sparkler exit. Five months later and I STILL have guests commenting on how FUN our wedding reception was and that our band was the BEST they have ever heard! We would recommend KUDMANI to all brides and grooms planning their big day!!! Thank you KUDMANI for making our wedding the BEST day of our lives. We will never forget the memories made with our family and friends!”

Billy and Colleen Kennedy Rumpke’s Wedding at Green Acres

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“My husband and I were so lucky to have had KUDMANI play at our wedding reception. After watching some of their videos online, we knew we had to book them. They’re definitely in high demand around the summer time, so if you get engaged in the fall and are planning for a summer wedding, be sure to book them asap! Sammy is very genuine and is a great entertainer and an even better person. He made sure to say hi to us at our wedding (which no other vendor did) and made our night so incredibly special and unique.”

Malloree and Charlie Barry’s Wedding at Glen Lary

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“We really loved KUDMANI and everyone in our group had a fabulous time! What sets KUDMANI apart from the many, many band options is their connection with the crowd. Sammy circulates around to all the tables talking and welcoming everyone. I think he must be sizing them up and in his mind and instantly knows what music to play to make the crowd go wild! Our guests never left the dance floor the entire night. Sammy made sure to involve the crowd and really entertained our guests! I am a wedding planner and have seen a LOT of bands. KUDMANI far surpassed my expectations in every way and I can’t wait to work with them again! Thank you for making our wedding reception a blast!”

 

Brandon and Makenzie McWhorter-Coons’ Wedding at Buffalo Trace

“We could not be more thrilled with Kudmani’s performance at our wedding! Sammy did an exceptional job keeping the night flowing smoothly as the emcee. When planning our wedding, we knew we wanted a live band that could rock the house and Kudmani did just that and more! Everyone at our reception had an amazing time and danced the night away. Again, we could not be happier with choosing Kudmani for our wedding reception! Thank you guys! You’re awesome!!!!”

Kenny and Erika Knop Minielly’s Wedding at the Olmsted

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“What can I say about KUDMANI? Honestly they were nothing short of fantastic in every way. My husband proposed June 2014, and I saw them play a street concert that summer. I knew right then they would be just the band I needed to ensure everyone would be having a great time at our wedding. We were married May 2016, and from the time we booked them almost 2 years in advance, Sammy made sure everything was going to run smoothly. He sent us a sample timeline for the reception which helped immensely in the logistical planning of the big day. They are incredibly dependable and I can guarantee you will have a great time with them managing the entertainment. I personally, never left the dance floor with my friends and family, and my parents could not rave enough over how awesome they are. I have had multiple friends and family still tell me months after our wedding how much fun it was. If you want your friends and family to be talking and praising your wedding for months after the event, then you will book KUDMANI today!

Brian and Audrey Lyon May’s Wedding at the Henry Clay

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“KUDMANI is the best of the best! My husband and I, along with our guests could not have asked for better entertainment for our wedding. KUDMANI is super interactive and very engaging with the audience. Sammy is an amazing emcee and an all around great guy! We are so thankful we had KUDMANI to help us celebrate our day. It was definitely a day to remember and they made it happen for us. 100% recommend them any time!!!”

 

Paul and Anna Finley’s Wedding at the Fasig-Tipton

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“BOOK KUDMANI TODAY IF… 1) You want you and your guests to have the BEST DAY/NIGHT of THEIR LIVES 2) You love music and you only want to listen to the BEST 3) You want people to DANCE (even the non-dancing types WILL dance) 4) BECAUSE KUDMANI is the BEST WEDDING BAND EVER. We couldn’t have picked a better band to play at our reception. Not only did they play a wide variety of music to get everyone partying and dancing, they also sound like the artists they play and keep everyone excited and entertained. KUDMANI is the BEST WEDDING BAND you will find. Hands-down. Relieve some stress today and choose KUDMANI.”

 

Drew and Lindsay Spiegel Evan’s Wedding at the Frazier History Museum

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“You won’t regret your decision to book KUDMANI for your wedding! They are great to work with and they will make sure to get everyone on the dance floor. We are so thankful for them and couldn’t have imagined our reception without them!”

 

Ben and Alexandra Lamar’s Wedding at the Peterson Dumesnil House

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“KUDMANI is everything you want and could possibly need in a wedding band!! We had an amazing time at our reception and our guests loved them! They are energetic, talented, have a great positive energy and they are just downright fun! Not only were they great performers and entertainers, but Sammy knows how to keep things moving and he takes a lot of stress off your shoulders by making sure things move smoothly and that the sets have something for everyone! On the planning end, they are very professional and attentive to any vision or ideas you have for your big day and they make it happen. Bottom line – book this group, you will be glad you did!”

Andy and Kelsey Ziliak Halbig’s Wedding

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“When we got engaged the one thing we knew for sure is that we wanted to book an awesome band. In our opinion the music is what keeps the crowd there and having a good time.  We searched and searched and after reading the rave reviews for KUDMANI, we gave them a call. Sammy is AMAZING! He is so nice and accommodating. We decided to book them right away and they did not disappoint. Our family and friends are still talking about how amazing the band was. People were dancing all night long and even chanting for an encore at the end of the night. Not to mention, Sammy was the best emcee I’ve ever heard. He walks around and talks to the guests and gets them pumped for an amazing time. He also keeps everything on track and moving quickly which was a huge plus with our big wedding. We could not ask for a more perfect band for our big day. Seriously, book KUDMANI and you won’t regret it!!!”

Steven and Amy Bryant Walker’s Wedding at the Olmsted

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 “We loved having KUDMANI as our wedding band! Not only did our guests have a TON of fun dancing (after the wedding we heard from so many people how much they loved the band!), but Sammy literally runs the show at the reception. From the time guests arrive until they leave he takes care of everything including speeches, first dance, bride/father dance, groom mother dance, bouquet toss, garter toss, etc. As a bride and for my parents, it was a relief to not have to worry about anything. We would hire them again in a heartbeat–which we did for my sister’s wedding and they were just as awesome! Worth every penny!”

 

Justin and Jennifer Seccombe’s Wedding in Bardstown

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“I cannot recommend KUDMANI enough. We had a very specific vision as to what we wanted from our wedding band and KUDMANI was able to exceed those expectations. They bent over backwards to make the day everything we dreamed it would be and went above and beyond to make sure all our guests were involved. Whether it was starting off the night by making all of the bridesmaids jam out on tambourines, or demanding that the groom, yours truly, perform a one-of-a-kind dance to Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”, no one was left behind. From day one, KUDMANI was responsive, informative, and helpful. KUDMANI did whatever it could to ease our fears and quell our concerns.”

 

Jared and Andrea Chadwick Sheldon’s Wedding at the Livery

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“I could not have imagined anything better than KUDMANI. They were everything we were hoping for in a band and more. Sammy was INCREDIBLE. His high energy kept the crowd having fun ALL night long. I had no worries the day of with how things transitioned, he had it all under control. I could not give a higher recommendation to this band. They were truly invested in making this the best day of our life. There is nobody else I could recommend, and I have been to a lot of weddings and seen several bands. It doesn’t get better than KUDMANI.”

Kenton and Jackie Glass’ Wedding at the Henry Clay

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“I could not imagine a better band for our wedding. I would recommend KUDMANI to every couple that wants to have the most fun wedding reception. They were fantastic. They got everyone on the dance floor and we all had an absolute blast. So easy to work with and would not change a thing.”

 

Joey and Meredith George’s Wedding at the Louisville Palace

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“KUDMANI did a great job!  Sammy and the band were so fun and they were great with our DJ. We highly recommend them!”

 

 

Daniel and Catherine Prostco Close’s Wedding at Whiskey Row Lofts

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“KUDMANI completely exceeded my expectations! They were amazing to coordinate the event with and then the day of the reception they were wonderful! They had everything planned out as we discussed and they sounded amazing. The songs they picked to play were perfect for the audience we had at the event. Everyone was still talking two days after the event about how amazing of a band they were. I could not have picked a better band to play at my reception. So beyond happy with everything!”

 

Court and Shanon Levering’s Wedding at the Andover Country Club

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“KUDMANI was the highlight of our wedding reception! Hiring them was honestly the best money we spent and there were a million compliments from our family and friends. They got the party going from the very first song, and kept our guests out on the dance floor all night long! We love you guys and can’t say thanks enough for the awesome performance!”


 

Clint and Erin Vaughn’s Wedding at the Fasig-Tipton

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“Sammy was awesome and kept the dance floor packed the entire night. Sammy was always in touch and answered any questions I had. They were so fantastic and we had so many people compliment them. We even had some guests grab their business card to use them for their future events. I highly recommend this band for any type of event, especially a wedding! Thanks for such a great and memorable night, Sammy!!!”

 

 

Nate and Melissa Ann Gilbert’s Wedding at the Double Tree Hilton

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“From the planning, to the execution of the event, to the atmosphere, and music quality, the value that KUDMANI provides far exceeds their booking cost.  They are a tremendous value.  Their service, communication, follow-up, and execution of the event was perfect and they will deliver all they promise!  They rocked and created an atmosphere (and packed dance floor) that we’ll remember for years to come.  KUDMANI had all guests young and old dancing all night.  Even our nearly 90 year old grandparents were on the dance floor late into the evening!  Memories and photos from our event will live on far past our big day.”

 

Jamie and Haley Schenkenfelder Mills Wedding at the London Center

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“Hiring KUDMANI was the BEST decision we made when planning our wedding reception. The band was full of energy and played the perfect mix of music to get all my guests on the dance floor throughout our reception! Sammy was a pleasure to work with and very accommodating throughout the planning process. I HIGHLY recommend KUDMANI for any event!”

Ed and Amanda Fetz Foring’s Wedding at the Galt House Rivue

Fetzhjk“KUDMANI performed at our wedding and they were amazing! All of our guests were commenting on how great they sounded! Sammy was so accommodating and willing to do whatever we wanted. He genuinely wanted to make our night the best night ever. He took care of playing in the band, meeting guests, DJ, and MC all in one. It was great and we would recommend them for any event! They were so professional and so much fun! They took my 6 year old nephew on stage and let him play the drums with them, which everyone loved seeing then even gave him some drum sticks. They are great people and great musicians!”

 

Christian and Carol Anne Jarboe’s Wedding at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

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“KUDMANI was AMAZING! Our reception was fabulous. Our family and friends continue to talk about how much fun they had dancing the night away. Sammy is so helpful with the planning process and met with me, my mom, and fiance several times to iron out the details. The lead singer is SO talented, her voice is incredible. One of our guests said that she had not laughed and danced that hard in 30 years! Because of KUDMANI, our reception is one that our family and friends will talk about for years. I wish I could give them 100 stars!”


Ryan and Cara Duran O’Connor’s Wedding at the Marriott Louisville East

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“If you are looking for wedding bands, LOOK NO FURTHER! Book KUDMANI NOW! By far, the best vendor I had for our wedding. Sammy was so wonderful during the planning and he was careful to make sure we got exactly what we wanted. He was positive, fun, and very organized. They were 100% prepared for the night, looked very professional and sounded great. KUDMANI’s singers and musicians were so talented and sounded great on every song. They play a wide range of music and we could not have been more pleased with the energy they brought. Our guests could not stop talking about them being the absolute best! My family loved getting on stage to sing with them. KUDMANI ROCKS!”


Aaron and Rachel Marie’s Wedding at Whitehall House and Gardens

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“KUDMANI was GREAT at our wedding!  Sammy did an awesome job of working with my venue, wedding planner, and vendors to make sure everything ran smoothly and was enjoyable as possible.  He put in such great effort to ensure we were happy.  My wedding guests were blown away by the lead singer and were amazed at the variety of songs she was singing and the band was playing.  My guests especially enjoyed when they rocked the house playing all the oldies!  KUDMANI really was there to ensure people are having fun and the brides are worry-free. I would definitely recommend them to anyone I know!”

 


Jason and Mallory Wilson Anderson’s Wedding at Riggs Lake

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“When Jason and I got engaged, we both agreed we wanted a live band. However, live bands can be a little expensive! And when we put out our interest, Sammy Kudmani got back to us within minutes!! From day one, he eased my worries of the expense, reassuring me that it would be worth it. And let me tell you…was he right! Not only is the band amazing beyond words, but they are so much fun and professional! My friends and family didn’t get off the dance floor all night and they are still telling me a few days later how much fun they had and how awesome the band was. No question: HIRE KUDMANI FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE NIGHT:) LOVE YOU GUYS!”



Andy and Elaine Toutant’s Wedding at the Gillespie

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“KUDMANI is great! They had everyone dancing all night and really made the reception a fun and memorable event. The guests raved: “This is the best wedding I’ve ever been to, including my own!” Even guests from NYC, Chicago, and California were blown away. The band was great value. I requested several quotes and KUDMANI was very reasonably priced especially considering the quality, professionalism, and enthusiasm. Lastly, they were so accommodating and easy to work with. We were planning from out of town, so we were able to work with them and arrange to see them when we were in town. They were timely in responses and incorporated our requests.”


Matt and Carlie Mayo Palmer’s Wedding at the Pointe

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“KUDMANI was the best! Our guests are still talking about how amazing the band was. Sam and his team were on top of everything. His main focus was making it the best night of our lives and he absolutely allowed me to feel relaxed about everything because he had it under control. He made sure that my husband and I were comfortable the night of and also during the planning process. He provided extremely useful suggestions and he was fully accepting of my suggestions. It was very important for us to have a band and I am thrilled that we chose KUDMANI!”

 

Kyle and Kristin Holt Melber’s Wedding at Gardencourt

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“WOW! What a great band! I literally cannot say enough positive things about these guys. From the start Sammy was extremely accommodating. He called promptly after I sent in a request and he was willing to work with us to meet all of our needs. I felt completely confident leaving the reception in his hands and I was not let down. Not only do they play awesome live music but they also provide great DJ and emcee services! Our guests just loved KUDMANI and are still talking about how much fun they had! EVERYONE was on the dance floor. I could not have asked for a better reception.”


Cody and Meagan Keenan Coats’ Wedding at Big Springs Country Club

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“KUDMANI was absolutely amazing!!! I would recommend this band to anyone for weddings or events. The guests at the wedding talked for days about how wonderful everything was especially the band! They really get everyone involved and dancing from older people to the children. Sammy was so accommodating working around my schedule and making sure all of our needs and desires for our special evening were met. The whole band looked lovely and very professional. The range of songs preformed appealed to everyone there from my parents friends to the young children. I would without a doubt hire them again for my next event!”


 

Scott and Michelle Czepyha Sherman’s Wedding at Shaker Village

WeddingScott“KUDMANI performed during my daughter’s outdoor wedding held at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill.  I have always been told a successful wedding reception hinges on having a great band.  Needless to say we had an outstanding reception.  From the early planning meetings, to their high energy performance, KUDMANI was incredible!  Sammy’s DJ/Emcee talents had everyone on their feet.  We saw family members dancing that quite honestly took us by surprise.  KUDMANI’s set list, musical talent, and complete control of their sound within the confines of the wedding tent was remarkable.  I highly recommend KUDMANI for any special event!”

Brian Casey and Mary Garner’s Wedding at Whitehall and Gardens

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“We were very happy with KUDMANI. There were very communicative and worked hard to make sure my guests had a fun time, along with providing microphones and music for the ceremony.  We would definitely use them again and recommend them for a friend!”

Truman and Kellie Owen Padgett’s Wedding at Sportsman Lake

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 “KUDMANI was absolutely wonderful!  Our guests had a wonderful time and Sammy was so easy to work with.  Sammy was extremely helpful during the planning stages and provided suggestions throughout the whole process.  The band performs a variety of music which was exactly what we were looking for.  They are a top notch group and you need to book them for your next event! Our extended family was still talking about the band at Thanksgiving dinner, two months later! We are so happy we went with KUDMANI and they went above and beyond to make our day special!”


“KUDMANI is always my first choice when my clients request live music for their wedding or special events. They perform a full range of dance music that provides the greatest entertainment for all guests. They are always on time, cooperative, upbeat, and they play the songs that keep the party going.  I have booked KUDMANI for numerous birthdays and weddings, and I have found that Sammy is the ultimate professional as emcee of the event.  Without hesitation, I would highly recommend KUDMANI for any event.”

Jeannie Smith
AshBy Wedding and Event Planning

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“When planning an event for a wedding or diverse group of business professionals, Ladyfingers Catering always makes the right choice by recommending KUDMANI.  Sammy J. Kudmani listens to the clients needs and can adapt on the spot for diverse crowds. They are a terrific dance band and DJ combo. You will not be disappointed if you hire KUDMANI for your entertainment needs.”  

Donna Brown
Ladyfingers Catering

Westport Village

KUDMANI has rocked Westport Village Shopping Center for the past 2 summers and drawn some of the biggest crowds we’ve had for our Summer Concert Series. Their music is awesome for people of all ages, and it gets everyone on their feet. The band got all the shops and restaurants in the center involved so that they were able to give away food, drinks, and all sorts of merchandise. Beyond the performance, KUDMANI was very communicative, professional, and accommodating to all of the center’s special requests. They made my life much easier than most bands I deal with!

Jordan Underhill King
Underhill Associates, LLC

 “When planning an event for a diverse group of professional women of varying ages, you always hope that you make the right decisions ranging from speakers, to food, to entertainment. We women can be sticklers for details and not at all shy about sharing our thoughts, be they praise or criticism.  At the recommendation of a very happy bride, I can honestly say that booking KUDMANI was a slam dunk. Besides being a terrific dance band, they engaged the group and had them laughing and singing along. If you can keep a room full of women on the dance floor for hours after being in meetings since seven in the morning, you can be nothing short of phenomenal.”

Suzie Kayrouz
The National Association of Women in Construction

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“KUDMANI did an amazing job on an event we did for Mother’s Day this year. They engaged the audience at a very high level, and created the fun and energy we envisioned for the day. Everyone had a blast, as we raised awareness and funds for breast health and breast cancer education. We look forward to partnering with them again.”

Lynda Weeks
Executive Director/Susan G. Komen Louisville

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“We hired KUDMANI to play at Harmony Landing’s 60th Anniversary Celebration after seeing the band play at a wedding earlier this year.  They were FABULOUS! They are one of the few bands in town that we’ve hired that actually kept our members on the dancefloor having a wonderful time all night.  I have heard nothing but compliments from our guests.  Thank you Sammy J. Kudmani and the rest of the band.” 

Sherry Haley
Harmony Landing Country Club

 

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“The Colon Cancer Awareness Prevention Project could not be happier with the entertainment value and professionalism that Sammy and his band, KUDMANI, provided for our 2013 “Bottoms Up Bash.” Our needs included live music, emcee duties, DJ services, and a local presence to help with our fundraising efforts. Sammy was a great communicator and took great efforts to help plan and promote our event. We were very impressed with his attention to detail, and it showed in all aspects including production, lighting, and the overall sound. The dance floor was packed with all ages all night long. We highly recommend them for weddings, corporate events, or charity galas.”

Andrea Shepherd
The Colon Cancer Prevention Project

 

Voice Tribune
“The Voice Tribune could not be happier with KUDMANI at our Third Thursday event at the Ice House. The dance floor was packed and I continue to receive thank you letters from our guests complimenting me on our entertainment selection. We would highly recommend KUDMANI for weddings and corporate events.”

Shari Baughman
The Voice Tribune