I am sure you all are on to the next but wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU!

What a wedding. Lots in part to Fortress. Great band, great energy, fun entertainers etc. I will for sure recommend to others!!

Trish Schechtman - Planner
May, 2023

You. Are. Awesome!!!

Beyond words. Loved your energy and soul. Thank you for being so kind and easy to work with. I hope our paths cross again!

Pamela Barefoot, Pamela Barefoot Events + Design
November 6th, 2021 Wedding
Tusculum Farm - Gaithersburg, MD

I wanted to personally reach out to you following the weekend and tell you a HUGE thank you. Working with Elan and specifically Fortress has been such a pleasure.

Wedding planning is stressful and you all were so professional and great. Chinah- you and your band are insanely talented. You have a voice like no other. I wanted to share that I think almost every guest at the wedding asked me who you were, the name of the band and how I found you. I proudly shared the details. Multiple people told me you were the best wedding band they had ever heard. Your energy was electric and every single band member shown- your band is stacked with talented artist after talented artist. The songs you played were perfect- I never wanted it to end. There were guests who I thought didn't like to dance that were tearing up the dancefloor (which was my dream). I also wanted to tell you that every member of the band was absolutely lovely. You truly were all so kind, so warm and made us feel so loved. I had several wedding guests come up to me saying they chatted with so and so from the band and loved them- they had really positive interactions. I have never heard feedback like that and I think it's a testament to you and the group you have with you. You were an integral part of our wedding celebration and I couldn't think of a better band for our party. You nailed it!!

Charlotte, Bride
July 10th, 2021 Wedding
Castine, ME

If you're looking for a talented band that keeps the party rocking for hours, look no further - Fortress brings it!

From the minute they stepped on stage, the guests were entertained, wowed, and couldn't stay in their seats. What sets Fortress apart from other bands is their behind-the-scenes attitude and organization. This group cares deeply about the client and the guests above all else! They are an absolute joy to work with behind the scenes, flexible in the timeline/ production, and truly go above and beyond at every turn. That attitude is such a rarity in a group of immensely talented artists and performers. There is not an ounce of ego in the mix. I cannot more highly recommend this group. Book them ASAP - you won't be disappointed!

Betsy Krug
Co-Owner & Event Director
Rebecca Rose Events


Y’all just killed it at Jake and Sarah’s wedding in New Hampshire! We are so grateful for each and one of you. Not only are you incredibly talented but you are a true joy to work with behind the scenes… such a rare combo. We truly hope we get the chance to work together again soon!

♥ Betsy & The Rebecca Rose Events Team

I say Good Afternoon with a huge smile after the fantastic event this past weekend!

All the thanks goes to you and the rest of Fortress!!! It was truly a pleasure having you celebrate with us and I can say for all of SVCC and our members, the band was SPECTACULAR. Your voice is so powerful and amazing.

All my best,

Holly DuBois
Director of Events
Saucon Valley Country Club

the entire Fortress (and Elan Artists) team are nothing short of incredible.

I have worked with many of Elan's bands over the years and have always been pleased, but the talent, grace and patience of Fortress is beyond what I've witnessed from any band in 11+ years of events. For a lack of a better polite word, the venue was challenging on Saturday night, but Fortress brought it full steam as long as they could and EVERYONE was on the dance floor. I tried so hard to be professional and not dance, but I was over in my corner dancing anyway.

Chinah is such a beautiful person inside and out and personified grace under fire.

Every sound tech and band member were kind, gracious and appreciative. Not to mention, TALENTED!

I can't wait to recommend Fortress to future clients.

All my best,


I just wanted to again convey my thanks for making the evening so special.

The voices in your band are incredible. Everyone commented! And a big band adds elegance and style in an age when so many people opt for DJs, so it becomes even more thrilling for the guests.

All the best,


The band was amazing!

We have been getting calls & texts all day. Sooo much fun!

Susie B,
Mother of the Bride
October 21st, 2018 Wedding
Metropolitan Club of NY

The band was OUT OF THIS WORLD!

They were amazing and all the guests kept raving about how fantastic they were. When the power went out (a few times), they just kept on singing and kept the crowd going and positive.

Chinah was amazing to work with, I can't say good enough things about her and all the team members. We'd love to work with them again!

Kristen Estela
Lovely Event Planning
October 6, 2018
Private Residence- Mount Kisco, NY

Our guests are still talking about Fortress, months after our wedding!

It was such a pleasure to work with bandleader Chinah - she is extremely professional, responsive, and just plain fun to work with. In putting together our song list for example, Chinah listened very carefully to our requests and preferences and then was able to recommend songs that brought the whole vision together. The reception was unbelievable - the band members of Fortress are each very talented musicians and it showed. The dance floor was packed for hours straight! We had special requests for our reception, and Chinah delivered way above and beyond expectation. What's most striking though is that every guest I've talked to since the wedding has said that listening and dancing to Fortress was the best part of the night. Fortress has my highest recommendation; I only hope I get a chance to dance with them again some day!

Much love and many thanks,


You and your whole team were beyond amazing!! I can't tell you how many complements we received.

Everyone was beyond blown away with how great you were.

We are so honored you were part of our evening and can't thank you enough!!!

All the best,
Simona & Jacob

What can I possibly say??? You guys are the BEST wedding band we could have ever possibly imagined.

Countless people told me you guys were the best band they had ever heard at any wedding -- which says a LOT, because this was a seriously hard partying crowd. And I couldn't agree more. You were the best band I had ever heard at any wedding -- I cannot believe how lucky we were to have you play our own. Your MC skills were totally on point, and of course it was just a joy to work with you in the months leading up to the big day. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for putting your hearts into our wedding, for so graciously handling my fall straight into the band at the end of the night (WHOOPS!!! hahahaha), for rocking it so hard, for listening to us and understanding us so well, and for all out just being the #1. I'm positive you will get a bunch of inquiries out of this event, too. I'm going to recommend you guys to my law firm, and some people have already asked me about your contact info :))

Where can I best post a review for you guys? I want to make sure my testimonials are slapped all over this town. Feel free to excerpt this e-mail and use it as a testimonial as well.

Anyway, we feel so blessed and grateful to have met you guys. God bless you all and thank you thank you thank you!

Sara & Jason

Writing to say thank you so much for the incredible job you and your band did at our wedding.

We had a ball and all of our guests were raving about your performance. We will most definitely recommend you to our friends in the future. Thanks for making our wedding day so magical.

Kate and Garrett