I wanted to send a quick note to thank you for being part of our 20th anniversary celebration of our St. Jude Fall Festival of Hope event.

It was so great to have you part of the evening and everyone LOVED the music! We’ve gotten so many positive comments from our attendees about how talented you’ll are a artists and that it really was a great addition to the celebration.

While the event looked a bit different this year, we were able to gather our donors and supporters together to raise lots of money for the kids of St. Jude! Thank you for your support and I look forward to working together again in the future.

All my best,

Danielle, Market Director
ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

You’re planning your big event, which means you’re facing a lot of tough decisions. Do yourself a favor by making an easy one: Northstar!

With Northstar, you won’t merely get a “band.” Nope! Rather, you and your guests will be treated to a once-in-a-lifetime performance. Northstar consists of artists – true musicians – who are passionate about entertaining. Their energy is irresistible and their talent is off the charts. They rocked every genre, from Motown to 80s to hip hop. Our guests were on their feet the entire time, packing the dance floor, and they still haven’t stopped singing – pardon the pun – Northstar’s praises.

Also, in the lead up to our wedding, Northstar was always excited to hop on the phone and swift to respond to email, answering questions and offering brilliant suggestions to guarantee the party would be unforgettable. And did they ever deliver! Our one and only regret: We haven’t figured out time travel yet to go back and relive that incredible night!

Wedding of Paige & Jonathan
11.23.19 Miami, FL


Thank you for throwing us the best party ever. Every song was awesome and people, especially me, couldn’t leave the dance floor. I didn’t even make it to the photo booth or oxygen lounge haha. From our first look at the reception space with you are the best thing to our unique version of perfect to the most epic dance party, you killed it. Thank you thank you thank you 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 we are soo happy.

Hope you guys had fun playing on Saturday!!!

Kimmie & Mike
Aspen, CO (Mountain and Tropical Occasions - Aimee Monihan)

Exceptional! From the first to the last song.

Every part of our daughter’s wedding was filled with joy, but I had no idea that the evening would be capped off with an incredible three-plus hours of dancing, fun and pure celebration. Northstar – you are amazing! We were blessed to have you, not just to provide some dance music, but to actually perform and entertain. People who normally leave an hour into the dancing stood, watched and listened to your incredible talent. Yet beyond that you were personable and aware of how to maintain the energy in the room. I have heard again and again what a wonderful wedding reception it was. Thank you!

As the Father of the Bride – and also a pastor who has officiated hundreds of weddings and attended as many receptions – I can say without reservation that Northstar is the best wedding band I have ever experienced in the Midwest (both in the Chicago and Minneapolis area). I hope this note gets to those who lead Northstar because you need to know the gift you are to those you serve. To all of you, thanks for your professionalism and your heart. Outstanding.

Still reveling in the joy,

Dr. Kevin & Grace Meyer
The Kenzie/Merritt Jackley Wedding
Woodhill Country Club
Wayzata, MN

We want to thank you for providing the music for our daughter's wedding on Saturday.

The strings at the ceremony and the jazz during the cocktail hour were perfect. And the band at the reception - WOW!!!!!!! They were AMAZING!!!!! I cannot tell you how many of our guests - like all of them! - made it a point to tell us how great you were. Everyone was still talking about it the next day. We loved the diversity of the play list, how you never let the party die down, how engaged you were with the dancefloor, how you accommodated all of our requests (Father/Daughter Dance, Mother/Son dance, anniversary dance, Seven Spanish Angels, Walk the Dinosaur, etc.) - it all helped make the night so very, very special. We just can't thank you enough.

I can't tell you how happy we are and thankful for all you contributed to making the evening so special for our daughter and her groom and all of our guests.


Ben and I want to personally thank you for truly exceeding our expectations and providing us with the most incredible night of lives through your entertainment and talent.

We are already one week out, and still are living so much in the moment of how your music completely transformed the day and night. Daniel, your “Somewhere over the Rainbow” could not have been more perfect. My tears were flowing the second that sound started. Thank you to the incredible violinist and guitarist as well. Our first dance song, that Hora, and truly every other song played and sung last Sunday was incredible and those who have heard your band before even asked over and over, “WHO IS YOUR BAND?” We are so proud and thankful to have had you a part of our wedding and are already sharing our overjoyment with all.

Your attention to detail, professionalism, unique client relationship, communication, and individual contribution is unmatched and recognized.

Thank you with all our heart!

Shelby and Ben
10.21.18 Wedding

A million thanks on behalf of Stuart, his family and me. Northstar was absolutely phenomenal!!

Everyone raved about you last night and the calls and messages are still pouring in this morning. You are all beautiful and have such a great performance style. Your song list was perfect. I only wish that I could have danced more, but my hostess duties came first. We are already trying to figure out what we have coming up that you can be a part of…..his employees who attended last night are hoping it will be the holiday party. Me too.

Please extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to all the band members. Hope to see you soon.

Warmest regards,


Northstar played at our wedding in Minneapolis at Aria. They were absolutely unbelievable. A large percentage of our guests from the East Coast and they could not get over how good this band was! They had the dance floor going all night, it was AMAZING!!! SO SO SO much fun and worth every penny.

We also used them to DJ our after party and they kept the party going!!!

THANK YOU for an amazing wedding night we will never forget!!!

I know we said this to you guys Saturday night but we also wanted to send you a note. The band was UNBELIEVABLE. I can't even begin to remember the amount of compliments we got from our guests. I even had a couple who is not yet engaged ask me for your information because she wants to book you when the time comes.

The first song was better than we would have expected - I wish I had caught the guy's name who sang it. We also told him Saturday night that he killed it but please please tell him again - everyone said (and we agreed) that he sounded IDENTICAL to K-CI & JoJo. Everyone in the band is beyond talented and I'm sure you guys are used to hearing these types of compliments but holy crap you guys made the night. Can't wait to see you at future weddings!!!


Marina & Geoff

There is no way this evening could have gone better!

Wow! What a fabulous evening! Seth and Elise’s wedding day was out of a storybook! Your professionalism and attention to detail was over the top! We wanted people dancing all night and your band accomplished just that! I have had dozens of people comment to me that you were simply the best band they have ever heard. Northstar was indeed the best band this area has ever seen and the entire night was perfect! Every member of the band was incredible! Thank you for taking the time to understand what we were looking for in a band and for making the evening magical!

Chris and Lara Duininck
Willmar, MN

I do not even know where to begin to tell you how FABULOUS you and your band were at Elana and Andy's Wedding.

We are thrilled that we took Carlyn's advice! We have not stopped hearing the most amazing comments about how you were the best band that anyone has ever heard! Your energy and talent were amazing! We are still floating on air reliving the evening. Although Elana and Andy wanted a fun, beautiful and lively Wedding you and your band made this a dream Wedding and something that everyone there will never forget! We cannot thank you enough! It is our hope that you will get future business from people either directly or indirectly that were at the Wedding or have heard about how fabulous you were! Thank you so much for all you did to help make Elana and Andy's Wedding absolutely spectacular!

Thank you,

Sharyl and Alan Ackerman

I had the opportunity to hear Northstar at Randle’s Restaurant 11/21. I was shooting video for the event and I thoroughly enjoyed hearing the group. I had a chance to tell a few of them how much I appreciated their music, but I thought I’d officially mention it by way of this email.


Peter Silseth
Sil-Vid Productions

Ten Stars for Northstar!

Northstar, Elan Artists, is the most brilliant, creative, artistic and talented band that we have ever heard at a wedding! When we told our wedding planner that the #1 most important thing to us was the band she said without skipping a beat, “Then you should hire Northstar.”

The members of Northstar are the ultimate professionals. They perform with heart, dedication and skill, and they engaged our guests with such finesse that no one, from the oldest to the youngest, ever left the dance floor. They played a wide variety of music and their choreography was absolutely amazing. One guest said it perfectly, “Their performance was exhilarating!”

Our most sincere and heartfelt thanks to band leader Daniel Elan, who never once left the stage during the entire reception, and to the members of Northstar for far exceeding our highest expectations. All of you made our daughter’s wedding so memorable, so special, and so, so much fun. There’s no doubt that all of us will be talking about Northstar for many, many years to come.

Mary and Stephen Gordon
St. Regis Aspen Resort
Aspen, CO

Everyone was blown away by the fantastic performance.

In fact, it's impossible to describe how great the performance was; words do not do it justice. Your talent and energy is amazing. In addition to the performance, everyone associated with the Northstar team was so kind to our family and guests.

Thanks for taking the time to travel to Grand View to be part of Kirsten and Ed's wedding celebration.

Best wishes to you.

Paul and Beth Newman
(parents of the bride)

WOW! Where to begin... you and the entire North Star band were off the charts incredible.

I can't stop smiling thinking about how much fun we had, and how you guys kept the crowd dancing for four hours straight!

Much love,

Lindsay & Steven (B&G)

The results are in.... People are calling, texting , emailing.... NO ONE has ever experienced such an amazing band. Five stars!!!!!!

Thanks for making our party such a huge success!!!

Bonnie (MOB)
07-02-17 Wedding
Ritz Carleton - Avon, CO

It was great to see you all yesterday – thank you for everything!

You guys are absolutely amazing. Hope to see you all again soon!

Nattriya Srisook
Meetings & Special Events Manager
The Miami Beach Edition

I just want to THANK YOU a million times over for being the best band in the world!!

Everyone is still talking about Northstar. All of you are so talented and you made our wedding dreams come true. Please send my compliments along to the band.

Thank you again.

Very best--

Wedding of Kim & Jake
10-15-16 Grand View Lodge - Nisswa, MN

I don't even know where to begin! Saturday night's performance by Northstar was totally amazing.

I loved the everything about it. I left at about 11:45 and was going to come say goodbye but the dance floor was totally packed and didn't want to get in the way. I am so happy that you are here in MPLS and available for events. I wish I could use you for every wedding! Please thank every single performer for a an amazing job! Thanks again for everything!

Planner: Sally Berry & Co.
10-8-16 Wedding: Interlachen Country Club - Minneapolis, MN

NorthStar exceeded my expectations!

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for bringing such a talented and charming musical group to my daughter’s wedding.

We loved every single minute of your performance!

Every member of your band is exceptional and the female members are gorgeous, amazing vocalists, and balls of energy.

Words do not do justice to my gratitude for your contribution.

Please know how thrilled I am.

Thank you,

Gregg Orley
8-27-16 Wedding

I wanted to reach out to thank you SO much for everything!

In our opinion, a band makes a wedding, and to say that you made our wedding is an absolute understatement. EVERYONE reached out to say that you were the best band they'd ever seen at a wedding. Seriously. All my friends, all of my parents friends, everyone.

Additionally, I have to say that you were probably the easiest vendor to work with. Very clear with us, very detail oriented, you were at the venue early, it was just a pleasure.

Thank you so much for everything, we can't thank you enough! We'll be sure to recommend you to all of our friends and family!

Jenna & Miguel
Bowery Hotel - NYC

A very belated thank you to you and the entire band for making our wedding great!

You guys knocked it out of the park and continue to be the talk of our guests. We so appreciate it, particularly the suggestions of the 5 song set before dinner - absolutely perfect!

Thanks again for such a great event! You brought it and we loved it through and through. We also laugh that one of our college aged nephews swears that he'll reaching out to fly all of you in for a frat party at Wabash college in Indiana. We love the enthusiasm and can't wait to see him pull that off! High praise from the college crowd for sure.

Sincerely, Sarah
06.04.16 Wedding
American Swedish Institute - Minneapolis, MN

Chad and I just wanted to again thank you for an amazing night. We've never seen so many people dancing at a wedding!

We were floored by the number of comments we got on how you guys knocked it out of the park. It truly was an unforgettable performance you and the rest of the team put on.

We are some of the first of our friends to get married; there were a number of couples that were unable to grab cards from you but have asked for your contact information. Is your email/contact number the best info to give them or is there a different route I should direct them through?

Thanks again for absolutely killing it on Saturday night and hopefully we will be able to enjoy again at some weddings in the coming years!

Tressie & Chad
Aria, Minneapolis

Northstar absolutely rocked our wedding in Aspen, CO.

We had several different aspects of music that the band leader helped us to coordinate flawlessly, including a "Rocktail" hour. He really took a lot of the stress off our hands and was up for anything including the audio for our ceremony. We had several meetings leading up to our wedding with the band leader, he did a great job listening to our desires and turning them into reality. Northstar's song selection is amazing and they were willing to tackle our complicated song requests.

Long story short, the band was incredibly professional, helpful, high energy, fun, diverse, stylish, and seriously rocked the house. Our friends and family are still talking about the band from our wedding!

Ashley & Hugh
Aspen, CO Wedding

Whitney and I wanted to say (belatedly) that you all killed it last weekend.

You all were critical in making the event fun and you all did.

Let us know if there is anything we can do to help promote you all. We got a ton of complements from wedding attendees.

Thanks again!

Matt and Whitney
Aspen, CO