Read what past clients are saying about Steve Balesteri and the Uptown Sound!


Steve Balesteri and the Uptown Sound performed an amazing, upbeat, non-stop set that set the mood for the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy Gala’s After Party. The energy from the bank was drawn out right into the crown the entire night. The dance floor was packed with everyone else dancing in their seats. Major compliments were given throughout the evening and post event. We will definitely be inviting Steve and the Uptown Sound back for next year’s Gala!

Sarah Larkin, Buffalo Olmstead Parks Conservancy 

Steve Balesteri and his 7-piece band provided the music for the Rotary Club of Jamestown’s 100 Year Gala. They were nothing short of fantastic!!!! Steve was extremely easy to work with and accommodated all of our requests  creating an evening enjoyed by all!  Our Gala included guests with a wide range of ages and Steve ensured that everyone would hear songs that they would love and want to dance to. The dance floor was never empty - the entire evening!! More attendees than I can count told me how talented, wonderful, and fun Steve and his band were!  I can not recommend Steve’s band more highly. I loved them so much that I just booked him for my daughter’s wedding!” 

Katie Geise - President, Rotary Club of Jamestown

I cannot say enough about Steve and Uptown Sound! We reached out to Steve to play at our 30th anniversary celebration. As a nonprofit, we had a tight budget, but a big vision. We have had the pleasure of Steve playing solo at some of our smaller events, but we were set on bringing in the band for our big celebration! Steve is absolutely incredible to work with. We discussed timing and pricing, and Steve made it all work! The band was one detail we definitely did not have to stress about! He was so helpful and responsive during the planning stages. Steve also showed up a little early the night of the event to ensure enough set up time and to talk with us before he started performing. I appreciated this little detail so much!  

Uptown Sound was perfect for our Roaring Twenties themed event. They combined classic hits with modern music. Our guest absolutely LOVED the band. The dance floor was never empty and I lost count of the number of compliments we received on the band! The music was great. Steve incorporated all the music we requested and read the crowd to keep the hits coming. I would definitely recommend Uptown Sound for any event or celebration you have coming up. You will definitely not be disappointed! 

Stephanie McGrath, Community Services for Every1


Incredible music and a joy to work with 

Steve went above and beyond to make our wedding day absolutely perfect. With changing plans due to Covid, he was responsive, flexible, and accommodating. The music for the ceremony and reception was SO beautiful. He has an incredible voice and style. One of the most frequent compliments we received regarding the wedding was how amazing the music was. We are blessed to be having a second wedding celebration next year where we can include more family and friends, and are so excited for Steve and the Uptown Sound to be a part of that event as well!

Alana, Bride (Wedding 8/8/20)

Best wedding band ever 

To start, Steve and his band were incredible, they sound great and have such a wide range of songs. Steve’s ability to both sing, play guitar, and MC is unbeatable especially at a price that is affordable! Steve answers promptly and always emails back himself, it’s never someone who has to take the time to ask him questions and takes days to get back. Steve is flexible, understanding, helpful, and always willing to work with you to make your event the best it can be. Everyone who attended our wedding asked about the band and complemented how amazing they were. I don’t plan on ever getting married again but I would have them at another event in a heartbeat and will always recommend!!

Allison, Bride (Wedding 8/1/20) 

Hands down THE BEST wedding band in Buffalo! 

Steve and his band were absolutely INCREDIBLE! They brought such amazing music, sound, excitement, and positive vibes to our wedding! They "read" the crowd perfectly and played the best collection of songs. Song after song was ideal and kept the party going. We didn't want the night to end! Steve was also such a joy to work with. We cannot thank him enough or think of a better person to work with. Any time we had a question, he answered it quickly and thoroughly, which kept us calm and happy throughout the process. We recommend them wholeheartedly, not just for weddings but also all kinds of corporate events or celebrations.

Regina, Bride (Wedding 10/5/19)


Amazing talent, wonderful people, and an all night dance party! 

Steve Balesteri and Uptown Sound were absolutely incredible and MADE our wedding night. We had a violinist play during the ceremony, Steve on vocals + a horn for cocktails, and the full 9-piece band for the reception, and received endless compliments all night long! The band was amazing to dance to and Steve was wonderful to work with :) I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a knock-out wedding band that keeps your guests on the dancefloor all night long! 

Olivia, Bride (Wedding 9/21/19)

We could not have picked anyone better than Steve and The Uptown Sound for our wedding 

We couldn't imagine having anyone other than Steve and The Uptown Sound play at our wedding. Our friends and family love them so much that we've had them play at weddings as well as other events. Steve is so sweet and easy to get along with, he makes at least this one aspect of your wedding planing painless. Everyone at our wedding, from young to old, loved them and were dancing all night.

Jill, Bride (Wedding 8/10/19)

Absolute perfection! 

Steve Balesteri Music was hands down the best choice we made for our wedding. Steve was friendly, accessible, responsive, and an overall delight to work with. He played soft, romantic, acoustic versions of our song choices for our ceremony and he and his band rocked all of our favorite songs throughout the night. They even took the time to learn and perform special songs just for us. He performed our special song last for the night and let us dance for a memorable moment to finish off the night. If you’re looking for live music, Steve’s your guy. Plus, his services are incredibly affordable. You can’t go wrong!

Kelly, Bride (Wedding 7/19/19)

Would hire these guys 100 times over again! 

Steve and the Uptown Sound absolutely made our wedding! He was great to work with, helped us out on customizing our experience with him and took care of things that we didn't care to make decisions on. MC'd the night and the band was amazing! The dance floor was packed the entire night because of them! I would hire him 100 times over again, definitely recommend! Thank you Steve!

Marissa, Bride (Wedding 7/6/19)