They brought the house down and had guests on the dance floor all night – our guests raved about them

Élan Artists was a recommended vendor for our venue. We got put in touch with Gretchen, an Executive Director, who is a total pro. We told her we wanted a small band (4 person) because our reception only had 40 guests. She suggested the band that we ended up hiring, Lamplighter-- and convinced us to hire live music for the ceremony (guitar and vocals) -- and to have Élan cover the sound/stereo equipment. She didn't steer us wrong! We hired Luke for our ceremony. He sang and accompanied himself on the guitar. It was a nice touch to have live music at our ceremony and the sound guy made sure we were all mic'd up and audible in our outdoor setting. We hired Lamplighter for our reception. They brought the house down and had guests on the dance floor all night-- our guests raved about them, and we were wowed by their musicianship and professionalism. Having live music was a priority for us, and my husband and I danced until we were exhausted! There's nothing like a tight band with a great sense of what to play next. They learned, and flawlessly performed, multiple songs for us and our parents. The groups represented by Élan are not the least expensive options, but we listened to a lot of demos when trying to decide what group to hire and for us, working with Lamplighter was worth the extra money. We were totally satisfied by the experience of working with Gretchen and Élan Artists for our wedding.

Susanna Mitro, Bride
September 24th, 2021 Wedding
Middleburg, VA

Your artists were exceptional!!

They could not have been more professional, amenable, and overall great to work with. They/ we / B&G, had a blast!!!

Christina Richardson, Farm & Fields Floral & Event Design
Saturday, June 5th, 2021 Wedding
Fiola Mare

Everything was great. Barrett and Luke were both fantastic.

In addition to being amazing singers and providing great music, perfect for our event, I really loved working with them both. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend them and hope to work with you guys lots in the future!

Brielle Davis, Brielle Davis Events
November 16th, 2019 Birthday Party
The InterContinental Hotel - The Wharf

Luke is a consummate professional and more importantly, an exceptional performer.

He has appeared at a variety of events for us of all sizes and types and is always a key feature and highlight of these events. I could not recommend Luke more highly as a musician and as a professional.”

Freya Grant
Vice President, Events Strategy & Development
The Madison Square Garden Company

Everything was *fantastic*!

Luke was wonderful [on time, easy to work with!] and he has an incredible voice. The guests loved him, and I can't wait to recommend him again!

Kaitlin Przezdziecki, Cheers Darling Events
September 27th, 2019 Welcome Party
Blue Ridge, VA

All was amazing. Kristen and Trea could not have been happier.

The first dance was so beautiful, and truly the dance floor was packed the entire evening. Huge success! Your team did an incredible job as usual!!

Allison Jackson
Pineapple Productions
November 10, 2018
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Our team first got to know Luke as a member of Nation, but he is someone who's talent shines all on it's own.

As a solo singer and guitar player his is incredibly skillful and engaging with his audience. When playing for a mixed-age event for us, he wowed the younger and older guests alike. I can not recommend him highly enough.

Aimee Dominick
President, A. Dominick Events
September 18 2015 Event--Chevy Chase MD

Luke was great and the end client loved him!

She raved about him after the event and I quote “We may just take him with us back to Texas”. If I had the time, I would have also hung out in the atrium to listen to him play through the party.

Until next time!

Danielle Guido, CMP
Hello! Washington D.C. Destination Management
Monday March 23 2015 Event
Gaylord National Harbor
Nation Solo Guitar/Vocal Luke James

The event went so well! It was honestly flawless. Luke was amazing!!

We really hope we get the opportunity to work with him again soon. Thanks for checking in! Lara

Saturday, June 21, 2014 Client:
Jeff Warren and Lindsay Bressler (Melissa Sullivan, Coordinator) Location:
Pocantico Hills, NY
Lara Miller and Melissa Sullivan of Colin Cowie Celebrations, Planners

Luke was amazing and everyone loved him!!!

No one wanted to leave! Thanks again!!

Mary Shores Engagement Party
August 2, 2014 - Washington, DC