& THE PACO BAND
Ed Stephenson and The Paco Band were phenomenal, as always! The 200+ students in attendance thoroughly enjoyed the performance - and Ed's ability to talk about the music and the culture surrounding it was helpful to their understanding. As I sorted through the students' written comments after the show, two stood out for really summing up what everyone was writing: "Absolutely LOVED it" and "You guys were so good!!! I loved watching you do what you love!" It is true - the audience loved it and it's also clear Ed and the band love what they do and their passion shows through. An incredibly talented group who beautifully highlight the complexity of the music - and the dancer was a wonderful addition.
"Ed is a phenomenally talented artist with a flair for tapping in to the emotions that you never even realized you had, all with a strum of his guitar. His music is as smooth as it can be, and will both invigorate and soothe you. All of this is made more remarkable by his soft humility and understated way of engaging a crowd. If you have not heard the magic of Ed Stephenson and The Paco Band, you want to find out where they're performing next and make it a priority to be there!!"
"It was such a pleasure working with you. It was the perfect addition to our festival line-up. Our guests were thrilled with the performances. I, for one, felt transported to another place."
"The performances were fabulous! The musicians were incredible and our visitors loved every minute. We were thrilled to have a full theater for all of the shows!"
"For three of our last four conferences we had Ed and his group perform for our sit down dinner at various locations throughout the Triangle. He has tailored his music to our specific requests and he has provided the perfect background music for our customers to enjoy the evening. He and his group show up in plenty of time to set up and be ready to perform prior to our event. It is my intention to book him again for our conference dinner next May."
"Ed & the gang, I just wanted to send you a quick note to say thank you once again for playing at your party! The music was great and the evening was a huge success! Thanks again!"
"We thoroughly enjoyed Ed Stephenson and his trio at our awards event! Ed and his group sounded great, were completely professional and worked with us to make the evening very special."
"Ed recently played at our monthly program for the National Association for Catering and Events. His beautiful music guided our guests to the South Lawn of the NC Executive Mansion and provided such a cool vibe to kick off our event. Ed came highly recommended by many of our NACE members. He was amenable, professional, responsive during the planning process, arrived on time and delivered a perfect set. I look forward to working with him again for some of my corporate, non-profit and wedding events."
"As an Event Planner/Producer, I’m always on the hunt for great talent to provide my clients. I’ve worked with Ed Stephenson on many wedding events and now have the pleasure of working with him on an annual non-profit art show. Ed is professional, talented, flexible and knows how to draw in a crowd. Our art show attendees applauded Ed’s duo after each song and that spoke volumes about how well received his style of music was. I highly recommend Ed’s duo for any social or corporate event and know that they will not disappoint. Thanks, Ed, for being awesome at what you do!"
"Thank you for doing a great job and making me look good!"
"You provided our students an opportunity to strengthen our community by learning more about those in it and the world around them. Thank you for giving your time, knowledge, and energy – you educated and inspired our students."
"For many years I’ve been coming to these Cherry Hill concerts and have heard almost every single one. But this one was the very best, or at least one of the best, we’ve had! It was wonderful!"
"Our residents are still talking about how great the band was!"
"Our event was made all the more successful by Ed's musical stylings! A few people asked for CDs, and I'll definitely reach out the next time we do events like this."
"Ed was OUTSTANDING!!! Everyone was so impressed! We can't wait to work with him again!"
Over the years, I have hired Ed Stephenson and The Paco Band for many corporate events. Ed is my “go to” entertainer because I know when I hire him, the group will be on time, perform professionally, and play exceptional music that guests will notice and remember. The Paco Band sound is unlike anything else I have heard at corporate events. They create a unique world-beat atmosphere and their music sets a tone that is head and shoulders above your typical background music.
On behalf of Activate Good, THANK YOU for sharing your time and wonderful talents with us at Couture for a Cause! You truly elevated our event and brought beauty to our guests!
Dear Ed, Thank you and your bandmates, and your beautiful dancer, for putting on a tremendous performance yesterday! And thank you, too, for bringing interactive materials for people to play and touch for the post-show discussion - that was a big hit, too! We received a lot of positive feedback from the performance as well - people who wished the program could have lasted longer, and others who said how fantastic the show was. Best wishes for your future endeavors, and we look forward to other opportunities to work with you in the future. Sincerely,
Ed Stephenson is the perfect performer for any occasion. I have had the pleasure of enjoying this music in a small intimate setting and during a large 300 person event! Ed is always professional, kind, and courteous. He never disappoints! We can't wait to work with him and the whole band again soon
Ed Stephenson - Asturias