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While we love hearing from our satisfied clients, we do not keep ALL comments on our website, just those within the past 24 months or so. Though feel free to review ALL of the reviews on these two industry leading wedding websites – TheKnot and/or WeddingWire.


Mirage likes to consider the individuals we play for more than a ‘client’, but as friends as well. As you read the review below (as seen on WeddingWire), it’s nice to hear Jenn’s thoughts on the relationship that was developed between herself and Mirage. This is just another reason the band truly enjoys what we do.


We went back and forth between a few wedding bands, but we are SO happy we picked Mirage! Our guests kept complimenting the music, and we wished we could have danced all night! A live band truly brings something special to your reception and Mirage brings their A-Game with lighting, sound quality and fun. The band was also able to learn a couple of new songs for us! Not to mention, working with Lou and Darren was super easy and it felt like a personal friendship on the night of our wedding. I hope to see them play at another wedding soon or will definitely say “hi” if our paths cross again! Thank you, Mirage, for being so wonderful!

JULY 2023

This review (as seen on WeddingWire) is from Michelle whose wedding Mirage played in July. Interestingly, Mirage played her two older sisters’ wedding receptions in the past years. It was an honor to not only play Michelle’s reception, but to have performed for the same family for a third Time.


Mirage was the perfect addition to our reception! There is nothing that compares to a live band and they got the guests dancing right from the first song. They had a perfect mix of upbeat and slow songs. We were able to make requests ahead of time for specific songs we wanted to be heard.

JULY 2023

A very nice review (as seen on WeddingWire) from Steven and Jenn. Mirage played their reception in mid July and from the comments below, it’s safe to assume they were pleased.


We absolutely LOVED Mirage at our wedding!! We loved the music selection and their sound was great! Mirage kept the dance floor packed all night with our guests grooving to the music – they delivered exactly what we were looking for! Our guests have all raved about the performance as well!


They were such a pleasure to work with! They were very responsive to our questions and proactive in their communication.


Mirage did an excellent job learning the song for our first dance, father/bride and mother/groom dances too!


We highly recommend having Mirage play at your wedding!!

MAY 2023

Mirage recently played Emily’s reception held at Seven T Farms just outside of St. Louis. Mirage also provided music for the ceremony as well as the PA for the Officiant.
Below is a review you can also see on WeddingWire.


Mirage provided the absolute best atmosphere for my special day! The dance floor was always packed and I would recommend them to anyone and everyone!

MARCH 2023

A wonderful review (also can be seen on WeddingWire) from Sophie. Mirage had the honor of playing her beautiful reception in March.


Amazing, amazing, amazing!


The best money we spent! They were phenomenal. Our dance floor was packed the entire night, and they really paid attention to the type of music we were wanting. They were organized yet flexible, fun yet professional – the perfect balance in every way. Multiple friends asked me for their information after the wedding, so they are sure to be booked! Get your date while you still can! Thank you, Mirage!


The following review is from a wedding reception Mirage played in mid November at Greenbriar Country Club. The reception was the third one for the same extended family. I don’t think we’re exaggerating when we proclaim, I believe this family loves Mirage. Thanks Meghan for leaving such a great review. And any time Chad needs a band to back him on a Billy Joel tune, you just let us know. 🙂


10 out of 10 would recommend!

The band was amazing! Everyone was on the dance floor the entire time. They were so great to work with and even backed up my cousin while he played a song. Darren did a great job as the MC, keeping things flowing smoothly. We could not have asked for a better experience.


Meghan S.


Another review which can be seen on WeddingWire is from Brian, whose wedding reception Mirage played in early October.


Lou (guitar player with Mirage) called us in advanced to get the names of the bridal party, verified the songs for the dance segment for out song, dad and daughter and mother and son songs.


The introduction was awesome and members of the band were fun and entertaining. They made our evening fun and the lighting from their stage was awesome. Everyone had a great time and we cannot thank Mirage enough for the fantastic night. They were into it as much as we were and they played one last song for us. It was never a dull moment and glad they shared and played a part on our special day. Highly, highly recommend this group. You will not be disappointed.


Brian L


Emily had both her ceremony and reception at The Wild Carrot. Her review of Mirage can also be seen on WeddingWire. Mirage was honored to be such a large part of this couple’s special day.


Mirage was more than I could imagine. So easy to work with and awesome communication. I wish we could do the day all over again.


Emily M.


Mirage played Michael’s wedding on Sept 3, 2022. His review (which can also be seen on WeddingWire) is below. They were such a great couple to work with. The close coordination and attention to detail he notes is something that is second nature to Mirage when planning such a memorable and large event as a wedding reception.


Mirage Entertainment was excellent. Their crowd engagement was perfect. They are extremely professional, easy to work with, and a great time. On our calls ahead of our Big Day, they were extremely thorough. No detail was missed. I would recommend Mirage Entertainment to anyone.


Michael A.


This review (which can be seen on both WeddingWire and theKnot) was provided by the father of the bride. Mirage played the reception in late July.


Mirage was great to work with! They provided their repertoire list and we customized their playlist to suit the style of our friends and family. They even learned a few songs to personalize our event. When the event came, they literally blew us away with the full sound of their 9-piece band! They kept people of all ages out on the dance floor all night. They were the perfect group for our party!


Jeff D.

JULY 2022

Another outstanding review from Maggie, Mother of the bride. Mirage loves these reviews and is humbled each time we receive one!


Fantastic music and kept the entire wedding dancing all night long

The band was incredible! Everyone danced all night and we have continued to have guests comment on how great the music was. They even played songs that were not on their list – 10 out of 10.


Maggie S.

JULY 2022

This review (as seen on both WeddingWire and theKnot) is from a bride’s Mother. I think it’s safe to say, Mama Bear was happy. 🙂


Simply OUTSTANDING!! Seriously…the BEST band for ANY event. They are so versatile and play with passion. You know they are AWESOME when most of your guests stay to the very end and ask for one more song!! I strongly recommend you book the full band with horns. Well worth the investment. Truly great musicians with love for music and people. So easy to work with and plan your event. BOOK THEM! You will be thrilled! Thank you Mirage!

Cindy S.

MAY 2022

The bride and groom (Megan and Scott) had heard Mirage perform at a friend’s wedding and with that, knew they wanted Mirage to perform for their reception. Interestingly, there were at least three couples at the reception that had previously made Mirage part of their special day. Below is a review of Mirage provided by Megan and can be seen on WeddingWire.


Mirage played for our wedding last weekend and they were awesome!! They are wonderful to work with – responsive and professional! And fun to dance to. Not only did they play for our dance, but also had a jazz ensemble for our cocktail hour and pianist during dinner. We highly recommend them!! We both are doctors and Mirage was just what the doctors ordered!



APRIL 2021

Alicia, whose reception Mirage played in April, has been a long time friend and follower of Mirage. The band couldn’t have been more proud that she chose Mirage for her special day. Her reviews can be seen on both WeddingWire and TheKnot.


Music has always been a huge part of my life. Knowing Mirage for years, it was an honor to have them help celebrate our big day and made a great night even more memorable and enjoyable!! Everyone is still talking and raving about how amazing they are!! There is no other band family I would have chosen!! They are simply the best!!




You can’t get much better than the review below provided by Chloe whose reception Mirage played in early January. As you’ll note, her Father in Law had the opportunity to showcase his singing talent with Mirage with his rendition of Sweet Caroline. It was quite a night, Mirage was honored to be part of their special day.

Very easy and flexible to work with!
The Mirage Entertainment is absolutely AMAZING. All of you future brides out there, RUN right now to book them!! You will not regret it! They had the dance floor packed all night long, and played a variety of songs. They are all so easy to work with, and we are so glad that we picked them to sing at our wedding. The band even let my father-in-law sing a song with them. Thank you for making our day so special!


Like a few other receptions Mirage performed for this year, Megan’s reception was moved from 2020 to December 2021. Below is her review of the band which can be found on both WeddingWire and theKnot.

5 Stars – Recommend to Anyone!

5 stars and would recommend to anyone looking for a band. They were easy to work with and so much fun. They have a wide variety of songs and are willing to work with you on songs. So happy with our choice and would book again in a heartbeat!


On Thanksgiving weekend 2021, Mirage was on the road to Effingham, Ill to play the reception of Julianna and Chane. Below is the very complimentary review provided by Julianna, which can also be seen on TheKnot.

Mirage was the live band that played at my sisters wedding a few years ago, so my family and I knew what to expect, but my fiancé and his family did not. We had such a great time dancing all night and everyone loved this band. We received so many compliments about Mirage by our family and friends! Mirage learned how to play our first dance song live and it was beautiful. They play old and new music live, and they also played 90s and 2000s music during the breaks which was great because it was songs we heard growing up. We would definitely recommend them if you’re looking for a fun live band for your wedding! They also have a song list online incase you’re wondering what kind of music they play.


The following review was provided by Michelle whose wedding reception Mirage played in November 2021.

Mirage was such a great choice for our wedding. Not only did they get our guests dancing, they kept our event on schedule as emcees. They were extremely professional, easy to work with during the planning stage, and flexible with a few week-of requests. We would definitely recommend Mirage to anyone looking for reception entertainment.


Reviews don’t get much better than the one below. This is what Lauren had to say about Mirage’s performance at her reception in October 2021. This review can be seen on both WeddingWire and TheKnot.

Mirage was absolutely amazing! They are incredibly talented and the lead singer’s voice is a force of nature. They had our guests dancing the ENTIRE night and when it was time to shut down, my guests kept chanting “one more song” (to which they played two fabulous more songs!). If you are thinking about having them as your wedding band, believe me, you will not regret it. Our wedding was a blast thanks to them! When I see wedding guests for the first time since my wedding, they were still praising Mirage as “top 3 wedding bands I have ever seen.” They also were incredibly accommodating to our wedding schedule and song selections. Our first dance song had a very particular melody & lead in and we wanted them to stick with that and they played it right on the beat so we could feel confident in our first dance. I can’t thank them enough for bringing our wedding to life. 1000% would recommend!


Below is a review provided by Brita whose ceremony, cocktail hour and reception Mirage had the honor of playing. It was a great evening and from the review below, I’d say Mirage came through with flying colors!

Every Guest was talking about how AMAZING the band was!

They kept the party going the whole night! From our first interaction to the last dance, Lou, Darren, and the entire band made the process seamless. Their experience was recognizable from the start as they guided us through the process, answered all of our questions, and gave recommendations that made our wedding unforgettable. The band arrived early to set up, the stage was organized and the lights added great ambiance. We requested a keyboardist for the wedding, a jazz ensemble for the cocktail hour, and the 8-piece band for the reception. We chose 2 songs for the band to learn, provided a list of songs to play, and the band filled in the blanks. Darren is a great MC, directing the flow of the reception and he really knows how to read the crowd. Mirage is filled with extremely talented musicians- we still have friends and family asking about them! We cannot thank Mirage entertainment enough, we would recommend them to everyone and our day would not have been the same without them!


The following review, which can be seen on both WeddingWire and TheKnot, is from Brittany whose wedding Mirage had the honor of playing. Interestingly, this was the third reception Mirage had played for the same family….talk about a huge compliment!

Best Wedding Band in STL!
Mirage is hands down the best wedding band in St. Louis!!! We had changed our wedding plans on them 3 times- thanks Covid- and they rolled with all the punches! In all the planning stages, they were very responsive and helpful, ensuring they had all the necessary details. Setting up for the reception, the venue changed their plans of where to set up. Yet again, they rolled with the punches! (we al liked the new spot better anyways) Their music was incredible! The lead singers can SING! They knew what songs to play when and how to interact appropriately with the guests during songs. They let our friend play a song on the drums too, which was great. Mirage made our wedding receptions absolutely perfect. 100% recommend!!!


Below is a review of the band that can be seen on WeddingWire and theKnot. It was posted by Jen whose wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and reception Mirage played in early August. As she notes, her Dad sang a few tunes w/ the band, so we rehearsed with him the week before prepping him for his big debut with Mirage. Fun was had by all and from the review below, I’d say Jen is one happy bride.

Mirage is a blast! Highly recommend!
I love live music so knew I wanted a band but didn’t know where to start. I submitted a request through WeddingWire for bands and got a lot of groups reaching out to me. It was a little overwhelming. However, Mirage clearly stood out quickly. They’re very professional and super helpful. I talked to the group a few times and they knew exactly how to make my wedding come together. They gave me ideas on songs for the ceremony, music for the cocktail hour, and tips on how to make the reception even better. My whole group was on the dance floor throughout the night. They even let my dad perform a couple songs with them. I couldn’t have asked for a better band and planning experience. Very well priced and worth every penny.

JULY 2021

The following review, as seen on theKnot and provided by Sydney, whose reception Mirage played in July, is another example of a VERY happy bride! Mirage provided music for the cocktail hour, dinner music followed by dance music the rest of the evening. It was a fun evening for all.

Mirage is the best wedding band in St. Louis! They were so easy to work with, very thorough, and always accommodating. They were the highlight of our reception. They got everyone out on the dance floor and they stayed on the dance floor the entire night.
So many of our guests commented on how they were the best wedding band they have ever heard. Our guests loved the live music and the talented musicians. I can not recommend Mirage enough! They were absolutely spectacular and everything I could’ve hoped for in a wedding band.

Sydney R.

JUNE 2021

This review, as seen on theKnot, was provided by Jennifer whose reception Mirage played in June. Knowing the cost of a wedding and reception can be an expensive endeavor, over the years, Mirage has tried to keep their pricing reasonable, even as a larger band with 8 pieces. It’s nice to hear that Jennifer believes Mirage is ‘really affordable’. Thank you Jennifer for the great review.

Mirage was a great band! We thought they were really affordable and provided great entertainment all night long, making our wedding reception more fun than we ever could have imagined. They are very responsive and met every request we asked for. We highly recommend!

JUNE 2021

Below is a review we received from Sherry (mother of the bride, Holly) for her daughter’s reception Mirage performed for in June. I’d say, Sherry is a happy Mom. 🙂

Our guests can not stop Raving about Mirage and the Fabulous experience that they had at our daughter’s wedding reception!! The music was perfect, they sounded amazing, they made every detail very personal and they felt like they were family! The dinner music was just the right volume so people could talk, they cued every part of the evening according to the schedule they helped us determine, they made everything run smoothly and created the Best atmosphere and energy for our celebration!!
The BEST DECISION OF ALL in our wedding planning BY FAR!!


JUNE 2021

The following is a review that can be found on WeddingWire and TheKnot posted by a wonderful couple who Mirage had the honor of playing their reception in early June.


I can’t say enough about Mirage Entertainment. They were fantastic for our wedding and we couldn’t have asked for a better band or music. All night guests were telling us how great they are and we couldn’t agree more. Definitely would recommend them to any newly engaged couple.

Thanks so much!

Meghan and Nate.

MAY 2021

After what seemed like eternity during the pandemic, Mirage is back to playing engagements once again. The note below is from Amber, who’s wedding we played in early May, outside. With the unpredictable weather that IS St. Louis, it was a bit chilly as the night progressed, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of those in attendance.

Thank you so much! All of our guests raved about you! We would highly recommend Mirage over and over! Thanks for weathering the cold with us! We had an awesome day!

Amber and Eric

MAY 2021

The following email we received from Jen Papin, a wonderfully talented Wedding Planner with whom Mirage had the pleasure of working with the Moen reception on May 28th, 2021. Thank you Jen for sharing your thoughts. We hope to see you again soon!

Thank you so much for going above and beyond to provide the entertainment and MC’ing at the wedding reception this past weekend. The music was fabulous, the crowd loved every minute of Mirage and you were extremely easy to work with.

It’s rare to find a band as skilled and as professional as all of you were, and I am grateful for everything that you all did to make the reception as wonderful and fun as it was.

Thanks again,

Jen Papin


As Mirage recently won two leading industry awards, the following was posted on the band’s FB page congratulating the band. How wonderful that even after five years, people are still talking about Lexi’s wedding and Mirage.

Well deserved! We got married almost 5 years ago and people are still talking about how awesome you guys were!

October 2020

This review (as seen on WeddingWire) was sent even before Mirage performs at Claire’s reception. Besides providing incredible performances, we also pride ourselves in walking the planning journey with each bride and groom to whatever extent is needed.

Stress free wedding experience!
What really set Mirage apart from the other bands was their communication, flexibility, and kindness. They are willing to travel out of state during a pandemic and deal with a unique schedule without any hesitation. The band invited me to a showcase at one of the members homes to be able to hear them live prior to booking and it was amazing! All of the members were very friendly and as soon as I heard them play “September” I was sold! About a month later COVID hit, and the stress of planning a wedding multiplied X100. Thankfully, Mirage stayed in communication with me and never caused me any stress during this crazy time. I am
so glad that we booked Mirage for our upcoming wedding and can not wait to have them be apart of our big day!

Claire U.

September/October 2020

While navigating the unsettling times known as Covid, the review below provided by Laura, illustrates how rapidly plans may change. We worked with Laura through countless conversations and offered our best advice and when all was said and done, it was a wonderful evening; the proof is captured below in Laura’s thoughts.

At one point in time in the early summer, my fiancé and I considered cancelling our big wedding in St. Louis and trying to put together a destination wedding in Florida for just our family.  We talked with each of our vendors to gain their perspective of what our reception would look like if we were to continue with our original plans.  Of the numerous vendors that we had booked (and they were all very helpful), Mirage Entertainment provided the most insight and help with talking through the change in plans going forward.  Once our minds were made up, we didn’t look back and thank goodness for that, it was a wonderful evening.

We even threw the band a curveball (notice the baseball reference as we are both HUGE Cards’ fans) and asked them to learn a different first dance song three weeks before our wedding day.  I was told, “don’t worry about it, we got this.”  And they sure did! (Virtual hug to all members of Mirage!)

We often joked that it would be hard to social distance at our reception as our family and friends LOVE to dance!  It did help a bit as we unfortunately could not have all the guests that had planned to attend, but they understood……thank you dear friends!  After dinner, it was three hours of nonstop dancing, which is exactly what we wanted.

I could go on, but by now, I think you get the idea that we were overwhelmingly ecstatic with Mirage, not only their performance, but for being by our side through the ‘nerve racking’ times. We are already talking about holding a one-year anniversary party next year and invite EVERYONE from our original guest list.  And you can bet, Mirage will be part of that fun.


September 2020

Interestingly, Katie is in the hospitality business, she knows what it takes to plan large events and exceed a client’s expectations. From her review below (as seen on WeddingWire and TheKnot), I’d say Mirage fulfilled our goal of exceeding Katie’s expectations, it’s quite the stellar review!

The BEST wedding band EVER
Truly, choosing Mirage for our wedding band was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. From the very beginning they were so easy to work with, relaxed and so professional. It made the planning stress-free and fun! We didn’t follow a typical timeline; not only were happy to accommodate they didn’t miss a beat on the day of the event! They learned several songs just for us including our first dance song (a specific version too which was soo special) and also a special song to surprise my in-laws who were celebrating their 51st wedding anniversary the exact same day. It was such a special memory, thanks to Mirage. Once the formal dances were finished, they got right to work and truly got EVERYONE up and dancing! Our photographer ended up staying late just to capture it!! They truly made our day so special and memorable. People still talk about our wedding day, and remember it as one fun party – this is huge in part to Mirage. Thank you guys again – you all know how to party!

Katie B.

August 2020

Some brides write short and to the point reviews, as the one below from Lauren. Mirage has played a few of Lauren’s friends’ receptions and that is how she became familiar with the band. Like her friend’s receptions, it was quite the party in southern Illinois.

Excellent band! Very professional. Loved that they took care of the emcee duties as well. Very entertaining. We received many compliments for our band choice.


July 2020

Amazing used twice in the same sentence best captures what Tori thought of Mirage’s performance at her reception in July. While she mentions Lou and Darren, it’s truly a ‘team’ effort and performance that has allowed Mirage to be one of the top private events band in St. Louis for 25+ years.

Amazing experience and amazing band!
One word describes this band……. WOW! Given the set of circumstances we were faced with altering our wedding plans due to the pandemic, Darren and Lou went above and beyond to help guide us through something we never envisioned being faced with. While our guest list was essentially cut in half, that didn’t stop us from having the times of our lives. Hands down, Mirage was the highlight of our evening.