Rose Geoghegan, Promoter of “The Ultimate Elvis Experience” Event, April 15, 2014
I am on the Judging Panel at the Elvis festival in Collingwood, Ontario. For years, I witnessed the Casino Brothers Band back up the Elvis Tribute Artists and they sounded great.Recently, I promoted and had the opportunity to deal with and work alongside Marco Spadafora for my “Ultimate Elvis Experience” event at Carmens Dinner Theatre in Hamilton, Ontario. Marco, the orchestra leader, was dedicated and very professional as he took charge of the song selections for my ETA’s. I appreciated Marco’s know how and he contacted the Sound/Lighting company. I was very impressed how Marco always responded to my queries or concerns in a timely manner. The night of my Ultimate Elvis Tribute event, Marco and the band were well prepared and were a fine compliment to my Elvis tribute artists. Marco was efficient and dependable, so it truly was a pleasure dealing with Marco Spadafora. I look forward to working with Marco and the Casino Brothers Band again.
Mitch Brock – Brock Live Events
Rosemarie O’brien – Collingwood Elvis Festival General Manager
“Since 2004, we have had the privilege of working with Marco Spadafora and The Casino Brothers Show Band as our official Festival House Band and they have more than delivered on our requirements.
The Casino Brothers Show Band, under the direction of Marco Spadafora, delivers superior quality band and show production services based on our Festival’s needs. They work closely with our staff to ensure the calibre of our shows is paralleled only to that of “Las Vegas” quality. They will offer suggestions that could improve the live concert experience for our audiences and are eager to upgrade or initiate improvements or enhancements to improve show delivery. They are not only our House Band but have shown a keen interest in the future growth and success of our event.
Professionalism is paramount to Mr. Spadafora and the band members are always courteous to Festival volunteers, organizers and performers. They are punctual and able to adhere to very tight timeframes and scheduling. They operate efficiently under great pressure and stress including the handling of a variety of last moment changes that may be necessary.
The Casino Brothers Show Band effectively handle a Festival of our size and do so with expertise.”
Marcus Wells – Elton John Tribute Artist
“I have worked extensively with Marco Spadafora’s Casino Brothers over the years, both as an Elvis tribute artist and now as an Elton John tribute artist. The Casino Brothers Band have a stellar reputation in our industry, which is not surprising: the band’s musicality and attention to detail is amazing. Their line-up is always strong. The breadth and depth of their musical knowledge is unequalled. I appreciate their care in recreating the exact sound I am looking for. Also, Marco’s experience comes in very handy when it comes time to plan the show. As performers, we always find it very important to be backed by a band that we trust. On stage, there is no room for error and we need to know that the band will be there for us. Marco’s Casino Brothers bring exactly that. And did I mention what a pleasure it is to work with such nice people?”
Nevin Grant – Broadcaster/Playwright/Author /Co-Director Toronto Elvis Festival
“If there was a “music director of the Year” award it would certainly have been won recently by Marco Spadafora. With the tragic death of Paco Danesi, Marco took over the reins of the “Casino Brothers” band and kept them together and very active as one of Canada’s leading tribute ensembles. I have had the pleasure of working with Marco and company for several years. Marco is a take-charge kind of guy. There’s little wasted time in rehearsals. He stays on top of things during the show itself and let’s not overlook the fact that he’s one of the finest drummers around. Like hassle-free band management and first class performances? I heartily recommend Marco Spadafora and “The Casino Brothers” (and “Sisters”!).”
Heather Grant/Co-Director/Toronto Elvis Festival
“I have worked with Marco Spadafora and the Casino Brothers for several years now and enjoy their professionalism.When I call to book a show I always receive a quick response with a workable contract. He is on time and rehearsals are always amazing.
It is a pleasure working alongside professional musicians like “The Casino Brothers”….under the steady leadership of Marco. The band and their two female backup vocalists always provide a highly professional product and know a wide catalogue of songs and different genres of music. They are especially adept at providing accurate, dynamic backups for leading Elvis Tribute Artists across Canada and in the USA. I can heartily recommend Marco and the Casino Brothers band for your next show or function”