Sassabrass Specialty Talent Testimonials
"Gabriel Mark Hasselbach and his talented group Sass'n'Class were a huge hit at my daughter’s wedding providing the flare, excitement and sensational music that got the crowd up and dancing throughout the evening. Months later our guests still rave about this electrifying group"
Sherry Stein, Vancouver, B.C.
"I am writing to thank you and the band so very much for performing the other night at my daughter’s wedding. Starting from the pre-ceremonial music, the processional and recessional, the cocktail hour, the special songs during the speeches and the after dinner dance party, everything was PERFECT! Gabe, you totally went out of your way to accommodate us and ensure things went smoothly and professionally. The amazing eight piece band kept people on the dance floor all night. You played the songs we wanted to hear and we didn’t want you to stop!! The cost for everything was very, very reasonable and definitely worth it. Why would anyone want a disc jockey when they could have your band!! I would not hesitate one moment to recommend you to anyone who wants to have a successful music event!!" Regards,
Mel Sawyer, father of the Bride
"Hi Gabriel - Just a short note - I want to thank you & tell you how fabulous my husband's 85'h Birthday Party was. We had a perfect evening and the boat was smooth sailing. You & your trio did not miss a beat. Thank you for helping us to celebrate this milestone. Our guests ranged in ages 30 through 90 yrs and you played for them & to them perfectly. Everybody recognized your music & danced the night away under the stars. yes, your trio helped make it fun for all my guests." Respectfully -
Gabriel you were superb, beyond the top. Everyone said the orchestra was fabulous, which they don't always say in Vancouver in this crowd and the out of towners were blown away by how good you were and loved the kind of music you played and how good your individual musicians were. You were everything I wanted to have at Leanne's wedding and you made us, and Leanne in particular, so very happy. I know we basically threw the schedule away, as you saw we had a dancing crowd that didn't want to get off the dance floor so I appreciate that you went with what the crowd wanted. That was my dream and of course yours too, as it really highlighted your music the whole evening long. I will be happy to recommend you to anyone that needs music and I hope I get the pleasure of working with you again. Many thanks, and hope life continues to treat you well!"
"We have received numerous compliments about your band and how it enhanced our party. We appreciated your professionalism and talents before and during our wedding....."
Leonard and Liane/ Happy Newlyweds
"Thank you for adding that special touch to our wedding day, you are great musicians."
U. Gary & Maria Isabel/ Newlyweds and CEO of Uniglobe Travel
""I wanted to thank all of the members of Salsa Picosa for the music on Wednesday evening at our wedding reception. Your music really helped the success of our event. Although everyone was a little chilly, we had great feedback on the venue and the music." Best regards,
""I want to pass on an enormous THANK YOU!!! and EXCELLENT JOB!!! Absolutely blown away.... truly charming, entertaining and exceedingly professional....making the wedding party even more perfect... sincere thanks”
Jill & David Lyall
"Thank you for making our event an evening to remember. You were a joy to work with."
"We have always been thrilled to have Gabriel and his group entertain at our office receptions, for over a decade. They are top professionals and the sound is varied & unique. Wonderful mellow horns and wide ranging vocals keep it fresh year after year. I'd highly recommend them for receptions, weddings or any time you want to hear & see some solid entertainment."
Bev Forzley, Treasurer, InterCAD Services Ltd
"Thank you for all your help at the dinner, your group has always been professional and most importantly play very good music!"
Amy Tang | Senior Administrator, Bencher Relations and Events, Law Society of British Columbia
"Thank you for the wonderful entertainment this year on such short notice – it really was most appreciated. We got huge compliments on the BBQ and how much the music really added to the ambiance of the event. Thank you for everything!"
Natalie Bishop, RPA, CPM, Metro Tower Office Complex, Property Manager, Ivanhoe-Cambridge
"On behalf of the merchants and customers at Park Royal Shopping Centre, I would like to extend our thanks to you and your band for your excellent performances at the Centre during this Christmas season. I received many favourable comments and your music was such that it created just the right ambiance.."
Kelly Millin Marketing Coordinator, Real Solutions Marketing
"I just wanted to drop a note to say a big "thank you" for your enthusiasm in making Oakridge Centre more festive during the busy holiday shopping season. The schedule that you put together for holiday entertainment for 2004 & 2005 at Oakridge Centre has been great! Since I've been at Oakridge Centre (over two holiday seasons), I have truly appreciated your organization and professionalism. Sassabrass Entertainment is true one-stop shop for holiday entertainment and, this being the busiest time of year for my position, I am truly grateful for all of your hard work and making my job a little easier. We receive many great comments on the strolling entertainers throughout December and we believe that it puts some extra cheer into those trying to get through the hussle-bussle of holiday shopping. This year, we also had an overwhelming response to our Santa's Arrival parade, which featured a parade with Santa led by two toy soldiers. Our customers enjoyed the Santa parade your produced very much!"
Janna Lawson, Marketing Assistant, Oakridge Centre/lvanhoe Cambridge
After finishing a challenging yet rewarding program for Mercedes-Benz USA, I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to Sassabrass Entertainmentfor your contribution to our mutual success. As we know from past experience, it is the work of a great team that makes plans such as this a reality. I would like to thank each member of your team - as I am sure they are all to thank for the final product demonstrated on site at the various venues. I sincerely appreciate all their hard work and dedication. Gathered from our client's response, it is apparent that we have satisfied and even exceeded their objectives. This quality of work can only be achieved by working with professional team players like yourself and your team. I truly appreciate everyone's commitment to making the Mercedes-Benz USA Dealer Meeting such a great success. As always, ! look forward to working together in the near future." Kindest regards,
Amy Plante MVKA PRODUCTIONS
"My company has had the pleasure of working with the multi-talented Gabriel Mark Hasselbach over the last 5 years, on many successful events. Gabriel has consistently shown tremendous professionalism on all my events and has been a wonderful asset to my entertainment roster. Gabriel Mark is able to put together musical configurations to meet any requirement I have. His band Sassabrass are true professionals and always put together an impressive repertoire, with or without Gabriel's participation. Their versatility is very welcomed and all of my American clients have been very impressed by the Band. I would highly recommend the Sassabrass Band to anyone considering them for their event."
Pat Rekert, Event Designer & Producer, In Any Event Productions
"As you are well aware, Rare Indigo holds the bar high for our Event Programming, and we look to partners such as you to continually rise to the occasion. We take a great deal of pride in delivering incredible programming, and we thank you again for Running with the Wolves and being a true part of the pack! On behalf of all the wolves at Rare Indigo, thank you!"
Carla Felicella, Director of Events, Rare Indigo Destination Management
"Thank you for being there on Tuesday. Your group was perfect!!! I didn't have to even think about the music the entire night and that says much! It was effortless and perfectly suited to what I wanted and you met and surpassed my expectations! Will certainly have you on my Keeper List!" Warm Regards,
Rita Horozian, Rodeo Jewellers, Oakridge Centre
"Thank you for providing the Crystal Ball with such lovely entertainment! The Ball was a highly successful, sold out event...."
Susanne Findlay, Children's Hospital
"Thanks for making our national meeting event in Vancouver what could be considered the 'best ever'.... we couldn't have done it without you!"
Doug Perry, InaCom Marketing