Charmas Audience Quotes and Client References

They were great! Could not have been more pleased. They were very flexible and accommodating with our activities during the party. They were able to engage with everyone and their positive energy was felt throughout the time with us. Lots of positive feedback from all of our partygoers (128!) and would use them again without hesitation. Thank you !

Bride’s Mom…

I can’t believe I found the best-ever Irish Band to play at our wedding / family reunion event. We asked Charmas to play the first 2 hours of our reception and at dinner. I met with Elise and asked for quite a lot – Irish jig music and traditional music and songs, Irish sing-a-longs, some Mexican music, and some folk. They came early and were ready when people started arriving. The Band was the hit of our evening!!! They were so professional, friendly, patient, and accommodating throughout the evening. They knew exactly what to play for the atmosphere. Now I am lining up my friends for a night-out to see their next gig. Thank you, Elise and All!!!


Best Irish Band ever!!!! Charmas performed at our church’s St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance and they were fantastic!! They are incredibly talented and fun! They had a great selection of music and interacted with the audience and encouraged participation during the night. Elise was very communicative and helpful in planning our evening. She was pleasure to work with! I HIGHLY recommend them for any event…our guests are still raving about them! Thank you Elise and Charmas for making our night great!! Hope to see you next year! – Andrea


review from party host…

Charmas was the delightful centerpiece of my birthday party. Every member of the band was cheerful, friendly, and very talented. My guests and I enjoyed them very, very much. Elise “piping in the birthday cake” was a joyful treat. I highly recommend Charmas!


e-mail correspondence forwarded from a Charmas fan…

Kristy, not sure I know you, but I saw your recommendation on this list, and my husband and I went tonight. Fantastic band–we just loved them. Will be seeing them again. Angelica’s was such a great venue for them!

Thanks again, Anne


Just saw you at Angelica’s. Wonderful band, wonderful show–so glad we came! Hope you come back here, but in the meantime we’ll seek you out. 500 Miles–what an incredible show-stopper.

Best wishes from Dennis and Anne (couple stage left and one table back!)



Thank you so much for an absolutely wonderful evening of music for our families!

Everyone is still talking about our reception / family reunion being the best party ever!  And everyone commented that this was a great idea for a wedding reception instead of the loud DJ music!

Your Irish Band did all the songs, all my family sang along, our friends wanted to know how we found your band, and could you guys play at their next party!

Thank you!!!



Hi Elise,

Thank you so much for making the wedding amazing. Please thank the guys too! I’m only sorry I wasn’t dancing more but I was all over the place and worried I was going to ruin the dress!

Our guests just LOVE you guys!

– bride Kimberlee


Hi Elise,

I just wanted to thank you again for doing such a great job!  Your song selection was spot on,  you all played great, and the volume of the band was perfect throughout the evening.  Thanks again for allowing me to play and for learning the extra songs as well.   Please feel free to use me as a referral in the future.  I also left a message with Jessica at Kelly Productions informing her of how well the band played etc. so I hope she uses you in the future!

– Jeff from Gilroy


My wife and I hired Charmas to play at our recent wedding and we couldn’t be happier with their performance! Everyone in attendance seemed to enjoy them. We had a Celtic-themed wedding so they obviously fit in well with that, but they would be great at any sort of gathering where people are looking to have a good time. They played a nice mix of traditional Celtic songs and more popular contemporary music with traditional instruments (their rendition of The Proclaimers’ 500 Miles was a HUGE hit, I don’t think anyone could resist singing along)! Elise did some fantastic bagpiping for our ceremony in addition to the full band playing later. The band was professional, courteous, and a lot of fun to have around. They were also very flexible: If you have a particular song in mind, they’ll try to learn it if you give them enough notice. They are great at suggesting songs they already know that will fit in with your gathering. Charmas provided us with a fun, memorable experience filled with dancing and revelry, and I can’t recommend them highly enough!

-Evan, Santa Cruz CA


  • Oh my goodness!!!! I am almost in tears. I never dreamed we could find a band that could accommodate this crazy “wish-list”. This is great!- Marianne, when she first booked us


“Hunter Hill Vineyard and Winery has been fortunate to have Charma’s play for our guests on many occasions. The musicians are extremely talented and the lovely Irish folk music is a perfect fit for our wine tasting and picnicking afternoons. We look forward to booking them frequently in the future.”

– owner Christine, Hunter Hill Winery in Soquel


“You guys have a good feel and a good sound. The music is welcoming and warm, but also upbeat.”

– manager Kim Shankland, Rosie McCann’s Irish Pub in Santa Cruz


“The customers greatly enjoy the Celtic music of Charmas Trio and look forward to your performing at Silver Mountain Vineyards in the future.”

– owner Jerold, Silver Mountain Winery in Los Gatos


“I found your eclectic mix of genres kept in interesting. Too many ‘Celtic’ shows become monotonous. I would include this information when you are doing promo for the band.”

– sound engineer Kylan, Felton’s Trout Farm Inn


“I’ve never been so engaged by music I’ve heard at a bar.”

– patron at The Poet and The Patriot Pub in Santa Cruz