For Booking and Pricing Info Call: Jimmy Russell (512) 947-BAND (947-2263)

Newsboyz Testimonials

Below we have included feedback from many of the happy people that have hired the Newsboyz and/or attended an event at which the Newsboyz played

Quotes from clients - Wedding Receptions, Fundraisers, Corporate Parties:


Please convey to your team my heartfelt thanks for their wonderful performance!  I enjoyed working with you on the details and always felt that you were receptive to my requests and needs.
I am still receiving complements on booking such an awesome group.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you! I hope to work with you on other events in the future. I never delete contacts!

Best regards,

Donna Conti
Project Manager
Regency IHS Holiday Party
12/12/17 - Victoria, TX

Good Afternoon Sir (and Mrs. Tamara, Mr. Ryan, Mr. Geoff, and Mr. Al),
It's been about month, but you guys have been on our minds and the topic of many conversations in the past 5 weeks. I cannot tell you how grateful we are to have had you as a part of our special day. You guys were absolutely perfect. Your professionalism and musical skill sets were of impressive caliber, in addition to just being kind people that were great to get to know just a bit. Thank you also for your graciousness in allowing me to sit in with y'all, that was very nice of you guys to put up with me on stage. It was definitely fun to be able to play with such great musicians and create some awesome music.  
We'll definitely be referring you to anyone/everyone we can in the future! Any public gigs coming up in the future in the area? We'd love to be able to come out and support you guys in any way we can! Just let us know, and you'll have us there!

Very Respectfully,

Tyler and Desiree
3/11/17 - San Antonio, TX

Hi Jimmy,

Y'all rocked it!!!!  Everyone loved you guys and of course I will sing your praises anytime you need me to!  I should have the photos from Paul by the end of the week and will send the link to you.  Thank you again for making the haul out to Generations Ranch!!  Hopefully we can spread the word and get you in SA more!!

Tracee Feik - John's 70'th Birthday Party

Hello Jimmy!

Wow!! What a gift!  I was so wishing that I had a recording of the toast and then, boom, there it is!  We honestly could not have had a better time.  The band was spectacular and fun.  We were thrilled with your performance.  Only regret was that we couldn’t stay longer and do it again!  Best day ever! Suzanne and Kyle Settle -- 3/26/16 -- Vaudeville -- Fredericksburg, TX


Hey Jimmy!

The Newsboyz did not fail to impress and we have heard ONLY the best things from all of our guests. "Best band" and "best wedding I've ever been to" have been the most common phrases we have heard from guests of all ages. You all rocked it and made the night so perfect. It was so great knowing that you all could completely handle the flow of the entire evening moving us through all the events of the evening flawlessly. We have been told that the music during dinner was perfect for dining and quickly got people out on the dance floor!! You all are so awesome and I am so thrilled we were able to have you all lead the celebrations at our wedding!


Bennett & Nick Maggio -- The Austin Club -- Austin, TX

Hi Jimmy,

I cannot thank you enough for how wonderful you ALL were to work with and your sound was PHEMONENAL.  I, the client, and everyone at the party loved you.  We are already hoping to pitch you to another corporate group. 

If you ever need a testimonial, I will be happy to provide one at any time.

Jessica Wilson
Goen South - Senior Account Manager


The Newsboyz were a big reason why the reception was a huge hit. From the beginning, you guys were organized and did what you said you would do. The music was fabulous and everyone was involved, as evidenced by the non-stop dancing during the reception. I am also glad we added the extra brass. All the band members were into the music and did a great job of playing the right song at the right time. I was really impressed with your Guns N Roses song! The band can play it all. Jimmy, based on the feedback from our guests, I would be very surprised if you didn’t get some great referrals for new business. I have two more daughters so count on me for some future business. Thanks again and please realize how appreciative we all are for the awesome job the band did at the reception.

All the best, GWH
Petroleum Club, Houston, TX

Wedding Reception - August 3rd, 2013

Feedback from Platinum Events -- Amy Mader

click to enlarge

Client Feedback

click to enlarge

Facebook feedback -- August, 2013


Wedding receptions August 3rd and June 15th (above)

Jimmy, thank you so much! Everyone at the wedding could not get over how amazing y'all were and the Newsboyz really made the whole reception come
together. We loved every song played and really enjoyed y'all being a part of our special day!!!  We hope to use Newsboyz again in the future.  Thanks again for helping make our wedding reception truly AMAZING!!!

Rachel and Joe -- 7/20/13


Hi Jimmy – You guys were fabulous!! We couldn’t be more pleased with the music at the wedding and reception.  We got so many compliments about your band! I haven’t talked to jeff and jaime yet because they are still on their honeymoon, but I’m sure they were thrilled also and were on the dance floor the entire evening.  Everyone has commented to us about how much fun the wedding was and Newsboyz was a big part of that.  Thank you so much for all that you did to make everything run so smoothly; coming to the rehearsal, always promptly answering questions, being so professional, and just being such a talented band! It was absolutely a beautiful wedding and reception, and everything went perfectly.  We will definitely refer you to anyone we know who is getting married, or needs a band for a party, etc. Ya’ll are awesome!!

Thanks again!!
Julie Metscher -- Mother of the Bride -- 6/8/13


Facebook postGood Morning,

I hope all is well. I just wanted to say thank you for the fantastic performance at The Ant Street Inn in Brenham! I heard nothing but wonderful things! It was a joy to work with both of you to make this night happen. The client was beyond impressed and couldn't have been happier. She asked we share her appreciation with you, so here is a direct quote from her..

"The band, the band, the band! I could not sing their praises enough. Their talent, professionalism, and true passion for entertaining a crowd surpassed all expectations, which were set very high (as they always are with meJ). We were flooded with the compliments and awe of having such talent on site. Please recommend them to your clients… they are THAT good."

I look forward to working together again in the future.

Caity James, TWP
Wedding and Event Planner, Encore Live, LLC
10/20/12 - The Ant Street Inn
Brenham, TX


AWESOME BAND: we had the Newsboyz play at our wedding in september and they were absolutely amazing! They played at our friends wedding and kept everyone on the dance floor the whole night and were so fun and energetic i knew when we were looking for music that i would save every penny to have them play at our wedding! thankfully i have an amazing husband that took care of it all and made it happen for us. our wedding day wouldn't have been the same without them. they know all the right songs to play and have such great attitudes and personalities that they keep everyone having a good time. we also had the guitar player play our ceremony music and it was absolutely beautiful. everything i imaged it to be and more! they are easy to work with and talk to and worth every dollar! :) if you have any questions or want to check them out go to their website and see where they are playing locally next... we have seen them twice at Carlos and Charlie's on lake travis~ SO MUCH FUN! I've heard nothing but good things about our wedding and how much fun everyone had and that a live band was so much more fun then just a DJ :)

Tonya Bouldin

Hello Newsboyz,

Today is our 8 year anniversary and we're still getting comments like these to this day: "You had such a great band at your wedding."  Got that in an email today.  So many others have said the same thing I can't count. Several people have told us you were the best band they've ever seen at a wedding.  Thanks again and good to see you are still going strong!

Rich and Lisa Nicholas
10/9/2012 regarding 10/9/2004 - Austin, TX


We couldn't have asked for a better wedding band! My friends and I had the best time dancing and the music selection was perfect. I will not hesitate to recommend your band to my friends in the future.

Thank you for making our night so special!

Shannon and Stuart
7/21/12 - Ortiz Center - Corpus Christi, TX

Jessica Brightwell, Pearl Events - .pdf

Pearl Events -- Wedding Reception -- June 2012

Dear Jimmy,

Thank you so much for your help with Amy & Tobin's wedding.Y'all were great and very easy to work with from the planning process to the day of. I think the speaker in the sunset room was a great addition and I'm so glad Geoff was able to perform the ceremony music. I enjoyed working with you and hope to work with you again soon!

Jessica Brightwell, Pearl Events - .pdf

Wedding Reception -- June 2012

We are way late with our thank you to you guys as well. We absolutely loved having you, and people are still telling everyone how incredible you were!! "They were so fun," "Where did you guys find them?" "Best band I've seen and heard at a wedding in a long time..." those are only a few. We truly couldn't have asked for a better time, and the only thing we wish could have gone any differently is that it could have lasted a little longer!! As our friends are getting married in and around Austin, we will definitely spread your contact info and hopefully we can enjoy hearing you guys again soon!!

Thanks again for keeping everyone smiling and on their toes,
Amy and Tobin

Wedding Reception -- December 2011

Jimmy, I can honestly say, hands down, the Newsboyz are the best band I have ever heard!  Everyone could not stop talking about how awesome you guys are and how yall played EVERYTHING!  Thank you so much for being such a big part of our special day and being so easy to work with!

Thank you again,,
Catherine Gregory

Wedding Reception -- November 2011 -- pdf

Zach and I could not have been happier with the Newsboyz performance at our wedding. We searched forever for a wedding band but couldn’t find what we were looking for – a fun, exciting, affordable band that could play a variety of genres, interact with the crowd and overall just sound incredible. When we walked into Cool River to see the Newsboyz perform one weekend, after 2 songs, we knew they were the band for us. We loved their playlist selections and their willingness to do whatever was asked of them. We wanted a reception that was fun and got people up out of their seats and on the dance floor. Tamara and Quiesean were fantastic and so incredibly engaging with our friends and family. Everyone was dancing and we left the reception feeling like we had accomplished exactly what we wanted – it was an entertaining, personal and memorable evening and we wouldn’t change a single thing. We would recommend the Newsboyz to anyone and if we had to do it all over again, we would absolutely choose them again. Thank you so much for everything!

Allison and Zach

Wedding Reception -- April 2011

Hi! You guys were FANTASTIC! We had a ton of compliments on the music. It was a great variety and had people up dancing that I would have never expected. It was a fun night and we really appreciate you guys playing for us. We wouldn't have changed a thing.

Thanks again,
Melissa and Jason

Wedding Reception -- March 2011

You guys were amazing, fantastic, all we could ask for and more. I've never been so pleased. People have been talking about y'all STILLLLL and it's 4 days after the fact. I would defnitely recommend you and you'll be seeing us again! We sent a note in the mail to the address you gave Troy so be on the lookout for that! (read the note here)

I can't thank y'all enough. Seriously very awesome. You made that night one to remember!


Wedding Reception -- August 2010


Thanks to you guys, it was such a fun night! We received so much positive feedback from our guests on how much they loved the music. The song selection was perfect and I never worried one second about you guys. It was wonderful, we will highly recommend the Newsboyz to our friends. Love the pictures you sent, the Pearl is such a cool background.


Wedding Reception -- July 2010

Hey Jimmy!

Everyone had the blast at the wedding and kept asking me who the band was! I heard our cousin, Lindsey, booked ya'll for her wedding in May?You guys did such a fantastic job and kept everyone dancing the whole night which was EXACTLY how I envisioned my wedding. And you definitely addressed all my concerns very well, everything from the room flip to playing the songs I requested. The only thing that I would improve on is maybe having a consultation meeting whether it is after a client books you guys or whether it is a couple of weeks before the big event. And although we didn't have any type of formal meeting, I do want to recognize the fact that you were very easy to access via phone and email. You were easy to get a hold of and always replied promptly to any concerns that I had. Nonetheless, the suggestion above didn't make me think any less of the band's service or performance. I still give you guys an A+ and wouldn't have hired anyone else. I loved the energy you had throughout the whole night and you guys were very accommodating to what songs I wanted. We will definitely keep Newsboyz in mind for any other events for our friends/family. And yes, his brothers thoroughly enjoyed ya'll. It's just a matter of IF they'll ever get married ;) Please let the rest of the band know how ecstatic I and everyone else was about the entertainment.


Wedding Reception -- May 2009
I interned at The Winfield Inn in Kyle, Texas this past summer and I happened to work a wedding/reception you guys played at and it was wonderful! The Newsboyz are the best band that I've seen play at a wedding and I'd love to highly recommend you to others. I'm actually the wedding coordinator for a friends wedding in December and I'd like to suggest y'all for her reception. ...Katie

Wedding Reception -- October 18th, 2008

"My 80 year old Mom and Dad were dancing to 'Let's Get It On'! Thanks for everything." .pdf

Wedding Reception -- October 4th, 2008

"Everyone loved your music and had a fantastic time!" .pdf

Mother of the Bride -- July 26th, 2008

Just wanted to again express my appreciation for The Newsboyz making Adrianne and DJ's wedding celebration sooo fun Saturday night. You were the absolute BEST! Every comment about the band was 'over the top'. One of my good friends said you were the best wedding band he had ever heard! I know that you guys helped to create the perfect celebratory mood and I thank you for it! And, though I haven't had the opportunity to speak to the bride and groom again since Saturday night, I know they were thrilled with your performance as well. Hope to have the occasion to dance to your great sound again in the very near future. My best to each of the members!!

Jenna and Wyatt -- July 12th, 2008 .pdf

Kathy Hughes, A Touch of Style -- July, 2008
"Jimmy, I just wanted to take the opportunity to tell you how much I enjoyed working with you last weekend at Marci and Don's reception. You and your band are very talented and your music added a great deal to the reception. I know that Marci and all her guests enjoyed you immensely. You were great to work with and your professionalism was evident throughout the entire evening. Thanks again for everything! I look forward to working with you again in the future."

Amanda Dudley, Big Day Event Productions -- May, 2008
"The guests had such a great time. The guests dinned on food provided by 34th Street and danced to the always entertaining Newsboyz. I had worked with Newsboyz for years before starting my own business. They are always such a pleasure to work with."

Caplan Miller Events -- April, 2008
"Thank you very much for providing such lively entertainment for the Wicken/Cantu wedding. The bride and groom were raving after the reception, and the guests looked as if they had such a wonderful time! We look forward to working with you again in the near future!"

Mackey and Will -- October 20th, 2007
"Jimmy!!! Wow... ummm, I think it's safe to say my friends and I had an AWESOME time!! We had such an amazing time, my hair looks terrible in the pictures from dancing and sweating all night... but I wouldn't change one thing! Ya'll rocked!!

Thanks for an unforgettable wedding night!!!
Mackey and Will

Natalie and Paul -- July 28th, 2007 .PDF
"Awesome Job! You were the life of the party and our guests can't stop talking about how great the band was."

MariSu and Brian -- July 7th, 2007 .JPG

Karen and Michael -- April 28th, 2007 .PDF

Kristen and Brian -- phone message from Kristen's Mom: slideshow 3Mb Windows Movie
"Hi Jimmy, I wanted to send this e-mail telling the band how wonderful I think you all are. Brians mom got so tickled because she can never get his dad to dance and she looked and he was on the dance floor going to town. Not only do you all play great music, but you all are incredibly nice. Thanks again for everything. Sincerely , Liz"

Amber and Paul -- December 31st, 2006 .PDF

Kimberly and Austin -- December 30th, 2006 .PDF

"You were unbelievable! Thank you. Our wedding was a hit because of you!"

Julie and Adam -- August 26th, 2006 .PDF

"Thanks to the Newsboyz for the great party. We got nothing but raves about your performances and are still getting calls with your praises. What a special Bon Jovi tribute that was for me. I will be glad to recommend you. If you ever need additional testimonials or personal references, we are in. Thanks again for the wonderful party."

Jennifer and Bob -- September 2nd, 2006

"We got amazing feedback from our guests about how awesome the band was. You guys did a great job! The pictures turned out really good. We will fill out the evaluation form as soon as we receive it. Thank you."

Randi and Brandon - 8/1/2005

"Jimmy, Thank you so much for making our reception so fun with your music! We had so many compliments on the band! We will refer you all to anyone looking for a great band!"

Thanks again! Kara & Justin - 4/12/2005

"If you consider 'That was the best band I've ever seen play at a wedding' positive feedback, then I guess you got some from many of the guests. :-) Thanks for all you and the band did to make it an incredible night!"

Richard Nicholas

Real time quote request - May, 2010

"I am watching your right now at johnny finns in lakeway. I'm highly impressed. I would like to get some info and pricing. We have yet to solidify a venue so our date is flexible but we are looking at april 2, 2011. I would like to get your availibility. Also do you have dj capabilities for during dinner and for the father daughter dance and the first couple dance? Please send me info as soon as you can. Thank you very much and I must get back to dancing now!!

Lisa and Clint

Perfect!! Thank you so much for the expedient response!! Clint and I will be in touch by end of june. By then we should know our venue and budget for entertainment! I hope it works out. We had a great time last night! We want true entertainment. Music alone doesn't always get people up and out but you all did a great job! Talk soon!

Quotes from clients - Fundraisers and Corporate Events:

Hot Summer Sounds Concert Series -- Temple, TX -- June 2012

I know this may be a little late, but thanks so much for putting on such an awesome concert!  What a great way to kick off our Hot Summer Sounds Concert Series.  We have received great feedback from all who attended, they thought y’all rocked!!  I hope we can get together next year for another great show!

Belinda G.
Temple Parks & Leisure Services

Contemporaries Gala -- Fundraiser -- January 2011


I got so many compliments on your performance! As I mentioned to you, this if the first time ever we have had a dance band at our event. As soon as the first song started, people headed for the dance floor. The mix of music during the dinner hour and afterwards was perfect. I just can't say enough about how pleased we were with The Newsboyz! You can quote me on that.......

Thanks again for helping make our event so enjoyable for our guests.

Charlene Burk

Corporate Christmas Party - December 2009


The Newsboyz was a hit with TG! Everyone really enjoyed you guys so don't be surprised if we call on you to perform at various events we hold here at TG. The emails have not stopped coming in about the party and your band is at the top of the list. Please tell everyone TG thanks them for a job well done! We will have pictures soon and I will send them to you.

Thanks again,

High School Prom - April 2008

Hey, Jimmy. I just wanted to thank you again for another great job. My kids gripe every year before the dance about having a live band. All they want to hear is what is on the radio. But as usual they were won over by y'all, and when I looked in at the end of the evening they were still dancing! They have been very complimentary all day long today. So thanks again, and I'll let y'all know when we have a date for next year. Judy

Fundraiser / Gala - March 2008

Thank you again so much for playing at our Gala on March 1st. You all were wonderful and I think we could have danced all night. Thank you also for your help with our silent auction. We will be sure and contact you for future events. -- .jpg evaluation

Christmas Party - December 2007

Wow! What a fantastic job you guys did! Everyone said it was the best party and band we've had in years. I am so glad everything worked out for you guys to be there. It was by far the most memorable party we've had in a long time. And we all love the photos; thanks to David for taking them. I wish I was still there! -- December 15th, 2007 .PDF

Christmas Party - December 2006

Just wanted to let you know that I feel so good tonight after our party for South West Regional Cancer Center, thanks to you. Our patients have cancer and other blood disorders and we Love and care for and worry about them all of the time. Tonight we were blessed with your ability to rock the house and make us dance and not think about cancer for a while. I am now forever a fan, and will tell everyone how awesome you are! Thank you and God Bless!

Junior League - November, 2006 -- August 19th, 2006 .PDF, .PDF2

Junior League - November, 2006 Wow, you all did a fabulous job at the Christmas Carousel Ball! We had such a great time. I don’t know if you saw several older couples dancing, but the one with the hat is the socialite of the town. She writes a column in the paper that appears on Saturdays. She was really impressed with everything, including you all that night. She said it was the best Christmas Carousel ever! …and she has been to all 26 of them. Thank you, thank you for making it so wonderful!

Junior League - November 2005
Jimmy, You guys rock!!!! We had soooo much fun on Saturday. You and the band are always so willing to come to Wichita Falls and we really
appreciate your support. I will forward your message to the league so
they will be able to see the pictures. Thanks again for everything. I
will also pass on your information to the next co-chairs for auction in
2006. Again, you guys were awesome. Hope to see you soon.

High School Prom:
I've never had such a positive response from the kids OR the principals. Everyone had a blast, and the band's addition to our awards ceremony was just the right touch. My principal wants to have them for all of our dances. We are absolutely going to want them back next year.

Back Yard Birthday Party
Hi Jimmy,
Thank you so much for a great job. Everyone keeps saying how GREAT you guys were, so thank you again. Those pictures are priceless, please pass along a thank you to David too. We will definitely pass along your name to anyone looking for an awesome band. -- June, 2006.
Best Regards, Candice -- pictures from this event here


Various Testimonials

Wedding Reception

Wedding Reception

Wedding Reception

Wedding Reception

Country Club Social

Wedding Reception

Wedding Reception

Corporate Party

Wedding Reception

Wedding Reception

Wedding Reception

Wedding Reception

Wedding Reception

Wedding Reception

Corporate Party

Fund Raiser / Corporate Party - M*A*S*H Bash

Click to enlarge Click to read

Fund Raiser / Corporate Party

"I am totally happy with you guys, and if it were up to me---you guys would just be the in-house Crystal Ball Band!  All positive comments.  Our guests love you.  Yall are a good fit for us."

"You were so kind to start early when we were running ahead of schedule.  You guys are so personal and really engage the crowd.  We love you!  Have a great year, and we will be in touch!  And again, thank you for gifting back to our kids!  You helped make us a success this year.  I think when all is said and done we will have done about $200,000 at this Gala.  That's a record! "

"Please let us know if you need anything, Wendy Onken Crystal Ball 2003"

Austin Men's Foundation

"Your group and the way things came off were nothing but 1st class. All patrons and my Directors were extremely pleased with your talent. Thanks for your help and participation. We look forward to working with you in the near future." - Darrell Breeden, President - Austin Men's Foundation.
Join Our Mailing List

Enter Email Address:

powered by David Barrow Productions Site Design