The Reviews

THE REVIEWS

THE DIRECTORS pride themselves on delivering  first class customer service from start to finish and a consistent show every time they hit the stage.

But don’t take it from us …

See what the critics are saying about THE DIRECTORS:

“Dear Directors,
As Corey and I sit here reminiscing about our wedding, we keep going back to how great the party was. We are so thankful to you guys for keeping the party going and continuously pumping us all up! We have such amazing memories from the night and so many of them are from dancing and being on stage and singing. The party wouldn’t have been the same without you guys! Thank you for making our wedding everything we could hope for, especially that 20+ minute horah!!
Your biggest fans,
– Arielle and Corey Laxer

you guys were unbelievable! thats actually an understatement for how amazing you were! thank you for being such a huge part of our wedding & being the BEST BAND IN MONTREAL! Ben & I are so happy that we had The Directors Showband performing for us as we embarked on this new milestone together!”

– Bianca and Ben

“There are hardly words to express how happy we are to have had you guys a part of our special day. No one knows how to throw a party quite like you do and we can’t thank you enough for partying with us for hours!!!! Never have we experienced a hora like that, I personally can’t walk today and you definitely fulfilled Simon’s dreams of having the longest, most intense, adrenaline rushing hora!! You are all immensely talented and really brought the life into our celebration, THANK YOU for everything!!!!”
– Frances & Simon

“Hi Randi and Tony,
From the first phone call, to the last note, as I wrote on Instagram, it was an absolute pleasure working with you.
You all have exceeded our wildest dreams with your performance at Lara and Michael’s wedding.
From the minute you started playing, you set the tone for the evening. It was electric. I personally have never seen a better band in my life.
The wedding was a smashing success because all of you created a warm encompassing feeling with your love of what you do and your amazing talents.
We could not have asked for more and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
– Jill & Charles

“Hi Tony and Randi,
Thank you both so much for the amazing show you put on last night! As always, you guys were on point and had everyone on the dance floor. Our guests have not stopped raving about the music and how great the entertainment was.
In addition, thanks from putting together the string trio last minute! It really made all the difference in the world and added a major goosebumps factor to our ceremony!
Simply put, you guys exceeded our already high expectations and showed why you’re the best in the business!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!”
– The newly Mr. and Mrs. Parravano

“On behalf of my husband, Marcus Foligno and I, we would like to say THANK YOU! Because of you, our wedding night exceeded our greatest expectations. For anyone looking to add some extra glamour, extreme fun and entertainment to their party, The Directors Showband will deliver. From the trio performing at our church ceremony, to our cocktail hour and beyond, everything was perfect! There really is no song you can’t perform. And can I just say, The Prayer? I think you may have given Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion a run for their money. There was not one point in the evening that our dance floor wasn’t energetic and not to mention, packed! Thank you for making Marcus and his teammates feel extra special with their moment of fame up on stage singing to the backstreet boys! What a memory!
Thank you Nadia Saputo for the incredible recommendation!
Tony, Randi and crew, you are so talented and sincerely genuine individuals! Keep doing what you do best!”

-Love, Marcus and Natascia Foligno xo

 

“Guys, Jess and I just want to thank you once again for putting on such an amazing wedding. The amount of people who told us on sunday (and even more on monday) how amazing and energetic the band was was just ridiculous. We couldn’t have chosen a better band (or nicer people) to help us celebrate. If you ever need a reference for a couple who want an amazing hora and party crazy band, don’t hesitate to ask us.”
– Daniel & Jess.

“Dear Randi and Tony,
We are so grateful to you both for going above and beyond to make our night truly one we will never forget. Mars and I were reminiscing today and remembered the exact same moment when you guys were singing the Fugees and it truly felt like we were at a concert. What can we say, you were INCREDIBLE. The night really would not have even been close to the same without you and it’s not just because you are so extremely musically talented. You have both been there for us from the beginning and it was clear that you felt a strong responsibility to ensure we were happy when all was said and done. We are so grateful to you guys, you have no idea!
Thank you for what you do and who you are,”
-Mars & Mike

“The Directors Showband ont étés la cerise sur le sundae pour notre party de célébration de 10e anniversaire de Axxess International Inc.. Ils chantent et performent avec leur cœur et c’est ce qui rend leur performance inoubliable. Ils font preuve de professionnalisme (autant pour la préparation de l’événement que lors de la soirée) et voilà, nous allons devoir trouver des excuses pour refaire la fête avec eux! Thank you for making this evening an unforgettable one and for your awesome performance!”

-Audrée Gervais

” Hi Tony, Randi,

We just wanted to take some time to say THANK YOU for an amazing performance! Our guests cannot stop raving about how much fun they had thanks to an amazing band and group of performers. The night was amazing!!!! So thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for a truly remarkable wedding night that we will always remember.

All the best & hope to party with you at a future wedding/event! ”
-Cristina & Alex

Letter from the Lester B. Pearson School Board

“You played your music with heart, and we felt it.”
— Evelyn Farha, Honorary President of the Farha Foundation

“You guys were on fire Saturday night! Rob and I would like to thank you for a phenomenal evening! You are guys are amazing!!!! Xoxo”
— Rae & Rob

“WOW. Our wedding was the most magical night and one huge reason for that was The Directors. As a huge musical fan and as a musician myself, I was particularly adamant on certain details of my wedding band being exactly as I wanted them. Song requests for special dances, energy levels at certain points throughout the evening… these details were very important to me. So much so that I had several email and phone conversations with Tony and Randi throughout the eleven months leading up to the wedding. The Directors surpassed my expectations. They even allowed me to perform with my friends and my father at the party using their instruments! They went above and beyond for this event. This once in a lifetime event would not have been as special without The Directors. Thank you from the bottom of mine and Ilana’s hearts. Best band in Montreal. No question. I (Ilana) am over the moon and still on such a high and we are so grateful to the two of you and your amazing band. Thank you so so much.”
— Ilana and Alex

“Wow, what can we say? You guys made our wedding 100x more awesome! Seriously, you guys were amazing!!! From the moment I heard you guys sing I knew you were the band for us! That we HAD to hire you for our wedding! Mark wasn’t sold on the idea of a band, he insisted on a DJ, but i kept telling him to trust me! And by the end of the night – he actually told me I was right!!! You were better then any DJ playing the original – you brought personality and that extra touch to make our Wedding day that much more special! Thank you guys a million times over for everything. Seeing you in 10 years when we renew our vows!!”
— Mark & Amy

“I wanted to write a note to thank you for the wonderful job you did with our wedding reception. The music was absolutely beautiful. We received so many compliments about how incredible your band is. I referred many times to your website! You are all so talented and we appreciate you being so flexible and easy to work with. We were 100% thrilled with everything from start to finish: you have helped make our wedding dreams come true and we just wanted to say thank you for being a part of making our wedding a success! We couldn’t have asked for better! Thank you so much again.”
— Amanda & Harry

“The Directors Showband are truly the best and you made our night so special. One that we will never ever forget.”
— Leanne and Brad

“Absolutely bar-none the best band we’ve ever had!”
— Joan Orentlicher, assistant Vice President, LOMA, Atlanta Georgia

“One of the best bands I’ve ever seen!”
— Gail Hammock, Event Planner, Orlando, Florida

“You guys really delivered! Thanks very much for a happy client.”
— Jim Clayton, Clayton Music Services, Toronto, Ontario

“Finally I have returned to Montreal to wrap up the Ritz Centennial Gala event. Sincerely wish to thank you and the band members of the Directors for the well synchronized background music which carried the gala night beautifully. The Directors were THE perfect complement to the Ritz Centennial Gala.”
— With kind personal regards, Heather (Representing Prince Albert II of Monaco)

“You guys are really an incredible band! It’s been a long while since I’ve heard such talent! Great night!”
— Party guest

“I cannot thank you enough for Saturday. You guys are amazing. We all had a GREAT time and you kept us dancing all night… Just what we wanted. You guys killed it!!!! Amazing band…..We love you and thank you for making our night AMAZING!!!! xoxoxoxox”
— Sabrina and Massimo

“You are all amazing and our family and friends are raving about how great you all are. Let me tell you, our family’s very particular about music because they love to dance….but there were no complaints whatsoever about your performance. Today, there was a brunch for the Solmerano family- and only good things were spoken about all of you. Congratulations on a spectacular job!”
— Christine Borruel, Satin Weddings & Events

“Before choosing our wedding band, we went go to see practically every band in the city, and you were without a doubt the best. Your enthusiasm, chemistry, energy, passion, the fact that you’ll literally play 50 songs in a row before taking a break and that you’ll stay until the last person has left the dance floor is amazing. You were absolutely fantastic, not to mention incredible to work with. You had the the party rocking from the minute you took the stage and you cannot imagine how many compliments we have received about your performance. Once again, THANK YOU so much, and we look forward to seeing you at other events. ”
— Linda and Corey

“Over the past couple of decades, The Directors have rocked the party at many of our company Christmas events, family gatherings…but, most notably, your band sang for my parents at their wedding 30+ years ago!! You have shared in so many wonderful occasions with us…but having you be part of our special celebration meant so much to Mel and me. Our wedding was truly magical! The music was fabulous, you had everyone up and dancing the entire evening…a true testament to your talent! Thank you for helping create, once again, a beautiful memory that we will cherish always!”
— Melissa and Anthony Broccolini

“So it’s the morning after and some of the words we’ve been hearing about the band are, classy, amazing, beautiful. You guys have such a great dynamic on stage and everyone felt that. As we prepare to leave on our honeymoon we just wanted to take a few seconds to tell you how much we appreciated everything last night. We truly loved every moment, every note, it was a magical evening and you guys were a big part of that. Keep doing what you love and making others feel the way we do today. Thank you.”
— David & Nadia

“Thanks for making our wedding so special. The music was outstanding and people were dancing the night away. I would recommend The Directors for any function. Thank you again, you truly are the best band in Montreal.”
— Liz & Eric Abdoo

“Our wedding on July 3rd in Ottawa was absolutely magical. The amazing music that your band delivered was a big part of our simcha. Our family and friends had a wonderful time on the dance floor. You played a wide variety of songs, and have a very professional sound. We would recommend your band for any couples planning a wedding :)”
— Shayna & Elliot Lavi

“One of the major reasons why our daughter’s wedding was so wonderful was the music and infectious energy provided by Tony, Randy and all the members of The Directors. They listened to what the bride and groom wanted and came through in every way. The dance floor was full from 7:30 until 2:15 with non-stop music that was great to dance to. I would recommend them to anyone wanting a first-rate professional band with the personal touch. Thanks for everything. I would use you again in a heartbeat!”
— Julie & Shalom

“Thank you so much guys for being an integral part of our wedding celebrations. You guys were amazing and EVERYBODY loved you. We had so much fun and your performance made our night perfect. Amazing voices, performance, sound and music repertoire!!!”
— Delphine & Alain

“I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for everything leading up to & including the wedding. We are all still getting complements left, right, & center about how amazing you guys were! Our guests all had a great time dancing the night away, exactly what we were going for! So, thank you for everything!”
— Erika & Brian

“You and the group most certainly did more than your part to make last night “magical”. THANK YOU ! We have been getting calls all day and in everyone of the calls The Directors performance was praised.”
— Barry Katsof

“Cindy and I would like to thank you and your band again for your great performance at our daughter’s wedding this past Sunday. Your chemistry on stage is magical and the music was as tight as could be. The full dance floor all night was testament to my comments. We received many compliments about our affair and every one of them included the music. Once again, thank you so much, and I hope you will be playing at any future weddings we may be fortunate to make.”
— Freddie Naimer

“On behalf of The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation, I would like to thank The Directors Showband, and its charismatic leader Tony Picciuto, for providing a memorable evening of fabulous music at the 2011 edition of the ABC Ball for The Children’s. There were rave reviews from our guests who crowded the dance floor throughout the event. Working with The Directors was a pleasure from start to finish. They went far beyond what was asked or expected! I look forward to our continuing collaboration.”
— Gil Lamy, La Fondation de l’Hôpital de Montréal pour enfants / The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation

“I would like to thank the both of you for helping make our affair wonderful. We were thrilled that you were available to share your musical talents (love your voices) and expertise for our son’s wedding this past October 30th. You exuded a sincere electric air of excitement from the beginning to the end of the evening. Even with the little twist we gave you at the last moment, for tradition background music for our modern day “tish” . You adapted and gave what was needed and did the job. You also pleased my husband by playing a favorite Italian song for him. After viewing the video, it became even more apparent how wonderful you filled the room with your music and song throughout the night. The only regret we had that it had to end. We could have gone on and on. Not wanting the evening to stop. Wishing you both the world of continued success and many years of making people feel good. By the way we loved the wedding scene in Barney’s Version. Thank you again for everything.”
— Carole Gilman

“Absolute magic! The Directors made a great day, rocket into the stratosphere as 170 wedding guests spontaneously jumped to their feet and danced to the beat of this unbeatable 11 member band, featuring Tony Picciuto and Randi Katz and their mix of contemporary pop, classic love songs, and dance-to-the-music repertoire of greats from ‘remember-when’ to the latest releases. Backed by the full-body sounds of one, very hot, studio-class band, this group rocked the room. From one very grateful, Father of the Bride – thanks for making this an unforgettable event. Top-to-bottom talent, with an encore chemistry tailored-made to raise the roof! Bravo!”
— Albert and Virna Barbusci

“We just got back from our honeymoon, and wanted to thank you and the band for the extraordinary performance at our wedding — we absolutely loved it! Once we heard All you Need is Love from outside the reception room, I think all the ‘wedding stress’ dissapeared, and the fun the really begun. We got so many comments about that opening song 🙂 We kept singing that and some of the songs you guys played while in Hawaii 🙂 Everyone that we spoke to absolutely loved your band. One of my cousin’s who lives in Manhattan (and used to herself be part of a band and sing at weddings) said that you and the band were likely the best band she’d ever seen perform at a wedding. It was so nice getting to chat with you in the months before the wedding.Thank you so much for the amazing performance that night – we can’t wait to see you guys perform again!”
— Johana & Jaron

” We were guests at the Weinberg/Nemeroff wedding last week at Le Windsor and just wanted to say how much we enjoyed the band and your singing! The choice of songs, the energy and talent were so inspiring that we danced far more than I would have thought possible and later into the evening. You guys had as much energy at midnight as you had at 8:00 pm. So thanks for helping to make a great time even better.”
— Ron & Barbara Sloan, Toronto, Ontario

“It was a great evening and everybody loved you guys. You are really good. Nobody can resist your music. It felt so good to dance!”
— Lyse, Equinoxe Productions

“The Director’s were simply outstanding at our wedding. You pleased and greatly exceeded all our expectations and the expectations of our diverse crowd. Randi & Tony, your onstage dynamic and great voices entertained the crowd all night long. Thank-you for making an incredible performence and for spending so much time with us during the planning phase of the wedding.”
— Steve Myszka & Tania Korin

“If you want a band to play at your wedding that is enthusiastic, emotional, dedicated, driven, personable and with incredible vocals, reach and playlists then you need to look no further than the Directors. Tony and Randi have become actual friends, because only friends could put that much heart and soul into a performance. Our guests were extraordinarily impressed and we could not have been happier. We wish you and your band tons of ongoing success, and we will have you back at our next family celebration.”
— Rachelle and Jon

“You guys did an amazing job and could not thank you enough for your professionalism, sense of passion, and uniqueness. My decision to have you play at my wedding was the best one I made. You took my every consideration in mind and catered to every wishlist of every age and tastes! You guys have an amazing chemistry and it totally shines when you are on stage. You went above and beyond my wildest expectations and I & Elmo couldn’t be happier than to have chosen The Directors to entertain our guests. Everyone was amazed at your performances and couldn’t believe how amazing you guys really were… were they ever right! Again, thank you for everything you did. You are definitely like no other band in your class…. one of a kind! I am looking forward to hopefully seeing you play at future events, and you can be sure, I will recommend any person needing a wedding band to choose you! Thanks for everlasting memories and great times!!!
— Tilda & Elmo

“We cannot thank you both enough for helping us have the most amazing simcha.. You are an incredible team and your talents are spectacular. You gave us all the party ( especially) me, I wanted . You helped us to have the most amazing experience and I am truly grateful. People have been calling all day to say what an dynamite band you were. You really out did yourselves. Thanks again.”
— Elaine Pouchet

“Randi and Tony, We’ve been to many weddings and you guys are truly in a league of your own. No gimmicks, no games, just elegance, class and quality all the way. Our dance floor was packed all night, our guests had a great time, and everyone we speak to raves about the caliber of the band. We were particularly impressed by the way you feltout the crowd, played every song in a timely manner, and performed our requests as though you’ve been playing them for years. We appreciate your professionalism on and off the stage, and we’re grateful to you for making our wedding absolutely incredible.”
— Taryn & Harvey

“My husband and I want to thank you for your magnificent performance at our son’s wedding on August the 9th at the Beth Zion. Your professionalism , amazing voices , your conduct , elegance to name a few were outstanding. Your outstanding performance made our event a memorable one and for that we are eternally grateful. If ever you need us as reference ,please don’t hesitate to give our name . My husband and I go to many nice events and I must say that I have yet to listen to a band such as yours. I wish you all the success that you truly deserve and once again THANK YOU for making our simcha such a smash!”
— Yona Corber

“I would like to take this moment to THANK YOU ALL for making our wedding day a memorable one.(Sonia & Tony August 8, 2009 at Buffet Marina). We had a wonderful time and you guys were TRULY AMAZING… our opening dance was outstanding more than I ever expected…You both truly have wonderful chemistry on stage and you can really tell throughout your performances… A JOB WELL DONE. Our guests are still talking about it three weeks later. It was a true pleasure and honor to have you part of our family on our wedding day. THANK YOU, THANK YOU and THANK YOU!
— Sonia & Tony

“Having you play at my daughter’s wedding was like a dream come true. Your performance that evening was even more fabulous than I could have imagined. You made the bride and groom very happy, which was my most important task, and you made that easier for me. Thank you. Your song choice and set choice was perfect and every song was magical. Your rapport with the audience was amazing and every one of our guests hasn’t stopped talking about you. You didn’t forget anything we talked about and didn’t miss a trick the entire evening. What more is left to say, but I love you and think you are the greatest, and of course I am looking forward to dancing at many more parties with you up there on the stage!!!”
— Denise Zunenshine

“I just want to say thank you again for the fabulous job you and your orchestra did on Saturday. You truly are the best band we have ever had play for us!! The party was a huge success and The Directors played a large role in its success – please pass on my thanks to the rest of your team! It was a real treat listening to you guys play & sing! On that note, we obviously would like to book you for the next 20 years but we will start with 2009 🙂 Thanks again Tony, I truly appreciate your talent, professionalism and organization – it is a very rare quality/combination to find in your business. Enjoy your holidays and I am looking forward to working together again next year!”
— Sam/ Investor’s Group, December 08

“Tony and Randi and the whole crew of The Directors not only gave us a show to remember, but they gave us all they had…We trusted them from the very beginning, when they immediately showed us commitment and dedication to our wedding. It turns out they performed better than we could ever have imagined!
Cooperative, flexible and sincere, The Directors rock!”
— Melissa Batchoun

“We wanted to let you know that you guys did a totally outstanding job at our wedding, we were really thrilled. The energy was great, the band sounded fantastic and the singing was amazing. We also appreciated your help with coordinating the Irish dancing, and just with the general flow of the evening. We got a ton of compliments from our friends and family about how much you guys added to our wedding. Thank you so much.”
— Clare and Brian, July 09

“When you get married, you know that there are a few key elements that will either make, or break your night. On the night of July 11th, 2009, Giulio and I were blessed with an amazing gift, the gift of music! Whether the beat was pumping from the instruments or two amazing voices were singing together, there was nothing forgettable about your performance. Being a young couple, we knew we needed a team with soul and style, and we got so much more than what we had signed up for. There are no words that can explain what you made us and our guests feel, but hopefully the crowd that danced until the 3 a.m. until the lights came on was explanatory enough. Don’t weddings end a lot earlier nowadays??? Apparently not!

“There was no song you couldn’t sing, and no notes that were missed, it was absolutely perfect. We truly believe that if it wasn’t for the amazing entertainment; music, interacting with the guests, and dj, our night wouldn’t have been the memorable night it was. As mentioned above, no words can ever be enough to thank you for your amazing talent and kindness.

“Montreal’s best kept secret really is “Unlike any other band in it’s class”, and although we want to keep you our little secret, there is no way we can. Our guests loved you, the staff at our hall loved you, but above all, your bride and groom adored you. Thank you for making our wedding the best party in Montreal on the most amazing day of our lives. PS: The ridiculous rain storm that we had that day was the last thing on any of our minds. Thank you again.”
— Stephanie and Giulio Scandella, July 09

“This is Robert who sang with your band at Viola and Pierre’s wedding last month. I want to tell you again, (and Tony and Fred and all the gang) how much I appreciated your encouragement to get up and sing. You are all so good to work with, you put me at ease and I had a great time. You really have a talent for working with people (in addition to your musical talent of course!). I heard lots of great comments about the band all through the evening. Keep it up! I hope I’ll have a chance to hear you again somewhere. Enjoy your busy summer.”
— Robert