Great venue (Captain’s Cove)--very happy about the new song you added in blurred lines--I thought you did it extraordinarily well---that showed your amazing versatility-----thank you for your warmth toward me and my girlfriend---a classy warmth to all walks of people and boy did we have all walks of people there Sunday---thanks for the good times. 

Raymond Valente 


You guys were fabulous and exceeded all of our expectations!! 

Thank you again! 

(Jorissen Party) 



Thank you for making our August 24th wedding at the Stamford Yacht Club amazing! You all really made our wedding!! All of our guests are still talking about how amazingly talented you all are. Working with Sheila was so easy in planning song choices. You guys really rocked the house! Could not have asked for anything more! Completely exceeded our expectations! Thank you!! 

Jessica and Jesse Marraffa 


You guys totally rocked today. I was one of the judges that instantly rose to my feet to dance with you all. We loved your song, "that's the way we do it," and your upbeat message you told us at the start of it was healing and brought tears to our eyes. It took but a few split seconds for us to realize the quality and incredible spirit in your music --- the harmonica solo at the end was spot on too. Look at my home page if you want see what the other judges from our clergy group are saying about "The Bernadettes!" Thanks again for all your efforts. I hope you get all the recognition you deserve. Be blessed Bernadettes and keep it going! 

Rabbi Shaul Marshall Praver Judge, Newtown Labor Day Parade 


Hi Don, 

We just returned from our honeymoon and wanted to thank you and the band again for a wonderful evening. You all made the party!!! What a great group of people, not only are you all talented but you are warm, friendly and personable to boot. I hope we have another reason to hire you again in the future. In the meantime we will settle for coming to hear you play when you are in the area. 


Julie and Tim 


Hi Don- Guests who stayed with us just left, so I can sit down and tell you how absolutely fantastic you are. Everyone loved the music and of course as we know that makes the party. From start to finish you were dynamite. Ira and I appreciate all of the effort, energy and time that went into it. Thank you again for making Ira's 60th a night to remember. If you ever need a recommendation for any of your interested clients just give them our number. 

Fantastic evening thanks to you! 
Carol Lederman 



Thank you so much for an amazing night! You guys were so great and I had many calls saying how much they enjoyed the music! You guys really made the party! Thank you again for making my 50th so special! 

Cathy (April 2013) 



We had a terrific time – couldn’t have been better – and everyone at the party commented how great you guys are. I think you have a whole new group of fans! We look forward to seeing you again soon and to the future having you at another milestone event! 

Thanks again. See you soon! 



You guys ROCKED it at THE SHAMROCK !! I was there !!! Hope you come back there soon. 

Diana Ferrucci 


Michelle Anastasio: 
Thank you to Sheila Fabrizio and the Bernadettes! Everyone had so much fun and we loved having you play at our wedding. Looking forward to seeing you play again soon! 

Michael DeLuca: I have to agree Michelle!! When you hire the best band in CT, you get what you pay for!! 

Ivona De Carvalho: Great choice Michelle! Loved the band! 


Don- Thanks to you and The Bernadettes!! We had a blast at our wedding!! And, by the look of the dance floor, everyone else did too :) and raved about the how amazing the band was! Thank you for being awesome!! 

~Nicole and Michael 

Peloso/Smith wedding 


Don - 

The Bernadettes were incredible yesterday! Thank you and to everyone in the band. Every person at the wedding was wowed - and I think some more gigs may be coming your way! 

We look forward to seeing you again at North Star - and we will definitely call for our next party! 

Your new groupies - 

Brian and Lauri 


Thank you to the Bernadettes! They played at my daughter's wedding this month at the Wake Robin Inn in Lakeville,Connecticut and were fantastic. The reception was under a tent with a dance floor and a large crowd of all ages. The Bernadettes gave such life to the celebration that there were times when no one was sitting at the tables and all were on the dance floor. That's quite a tribute to the band, The Bernadettes, who played so well that no one could sit still. 
It's been a pleasure knowing you and having you play for both of our daughters' weddings. 
Ginny Kruger, Mother-of-the-Brides 
September, 2012 all sounded amazing and made lots of new fans! i could not be more impressed with your level of professionalism and patience...i hope you all enjoyed yourselves and i look forward to seeing you all play again soon! Please extend my sincere appreciation to your bandmates :) 

xo erin 



We had a record turnout last Saturday night for your performance at the Town of Orange 190th Birthday Bash. Despite some intermittent showers, the band were all troupers and performed at their usual top standard. Hope you enjoyed the fireworks after which are being called the "best ever in Orange". Looking forward to having you back (on a sunny day) for our upcoming concert series!!! 

Orange Town News 

Rocky Salperto - Publisher 



I can't thank you guys enough for performing at our wedding! You were awesome! We had the most amazing night ever and we are sooo happy that we chose you to play! Every single guest there told me how great you guys were! And by the way, you played the shit outta that DMB song! It was amazing! Thanks again 

Jen and Tyler 


Dear Don, 

Thank you for playing on Saturday night. We've heard nothing but positive feedback! Everyone loved your music! We are hoping to make this an annual event. Once we know a date for next year, I will email you to see if you are free that evening and willing to play again. We had a lot of fun dancing! Will most likely see you at Donahue's in the upcoming months. Thanks so much! 

Carin Keane 
Winter Wonder Ball 


Don and The Bernadettes!!!!!! 

THANK YOU for an awesome night! Tony and I had a fantastic night and you guys totally rocked out! People are still complimenting us on 'the cool band' that played at our wedding! You guys already got one referral (our cousin suggested you guys to her friend who is getting married next September; I gave her your email!) 

We were MORE than satisfied with you guys! Thank you for letting my cousin sing our song, and for letting him perform "Long train running" with you guys. Also, for letting me rock out on the congas! 

We truly appreciate you guys braving the crazy weather and we hope you all arrived home safely! I do have one last question- I was wondering if you had a copy of the playlist from our wedding. I was hoping to keep it to always remember our awesome night! 

Thank you again for everything and for making our wedding a night we will never forget! We will definitely see you at future shows! 

Allison & Tony Vallance 


Hi Jim, 

Just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you and the Bernadetts again for your amazing performance at our 50th birthday celebration! You guys are fabulous and you exceeded my expectations which were already set high!!! Not only did my friends adore you , but the Ritz was eager to get your card so they too can recommend you. 

On a personal note Jim, I want to thank you for your responsiveness to all my emails and phone calls. You are a consummate professional and the Bernadettes are lucky to have you handling the business side of your group. Your are all a 'class act' …all the way! 

Looking forward to seeing the Bernadetts again soon' 

Best Regards, Cathy and Mark 


Mark Dandeneau: 
Thank you all so much for a great time, our wedding guest were really impressed with you all. We really enjoyed ourselves and now we are getting ready for our honeymoon to Hawaii. 

Thanks again you guys are the best! 

Barbara Romaniello Dandeneau: 
Thank you!! Our guests thought you guys were great!! Well DUH!!! 

Love ya guys!!! 


Hi Don, 

Thanks so much for your note. The Bernadettes rock! We loved the band, and have received many, many complements about you guys over the past week. The party was everything we hoped for and more. I would still be dancing if the police hadn't shown up. David has been hitting the drums pretty hard, he may need a few lessons to sit in with the band though. We hope you have a lot of great gigs coming up, maybe we'll get to see The Bernadettes when you play the Georgetown Saloon in October! 

Best, Maura 


Dear Don & Bernadettes, 
Thank you so much for performing at our wedding! We had an amazing kept everyone on his or her feet and I can’t tell you how many people said that you were the best band they have ever seen at a wedding! I have a feeling you will be getting many more phone calls from my friends that are having weddings next summer! We wish you all the best and can’t wait to see you again soon! Enjoy the rest of the summer! 

Thanks again, Kristin & Mike 


Hey guys , you know I don't get on this computer much but after a couple cocktails on the dock down here in the Keys had to tell you how great it is every time I get to Ct. and see you guys.Last time at the Pot I'm talking w/Paul telling him how much I missed some of the old B's, talking in particular about J.Geils, what happens 1st song after your break Donny jumps in and nails it,hope you saw me clappin my ass off.Always plan a trip around your show dates and hoping end of Aug/Labor Weekend to catch a double shot and catch Gatehouse for 1st time.I'll keep checking dates can't wait .Bob Hennessy 



Brian – Forgive my delayed response. I am still basking in the magic of the party that you and the gang were a big part of. 

Everyone has told us what an amazing party it was and you were no small part of that. I LOVE Sheila - talented and so nice. 

Thank you as well for the special dance for me and Fred. That was sweet and a surprise. Can’t wait to see it all on video. Please please extend our thanks to all the Bernadettes! 

So here’s to our next get together. 




Had a great time. You guys rock!! It's been a very long time that I have not enjoyed myself like that night at Johnny Rays. 

Thank you for giving me a night of magic. 


Don, you all were amazing last night! We so enjoyed your music and expanded band. I thought you all were the best I have ever heard. Congratulations and we can't wait to see you again! 



Had the best time of my life with you guys! 

Hi Don! 

Thank you and the rest of The Bernadettes for an awesome night! Everyone had a blast and you guys rocked - as always!! 

By the way, I loved the shout out to Molly! Isn't She Lovely couldn't have been a more appropriate song....Mike and I sang that when we got home from the hospital:) Too funny!! Loved it! 

We'll keep you posted for next year but I think you guys are on. 

Thanks again and we'll see you at the Saloon! 

Take care,
MJ Gray Memorial Race/Windham Mountain Ski Resort 


Happy New Year - we were at the Study at Yale and it was wonderful. Although we didn't go for dinner, the 9 p.m. (and onward) festivities were great!!! Had never been to the Study before, but it was nice, easy with all the essentials and, yes, the service (even at the bar) was great and, of course, you guys were fabulous as usual - it was one of the nicest new year's eve events I've ever been to : :)) I wish you guys a healthy, happy and prosperous new year. 

PS - cool boots 


It was indeed a pleasure to have met you last night! I have gotten a numerous amount of calls about your band today - everyone loved you!!!!!! You were incredible, and one of the most important parts of the wedding. My father, who was a musician and had a very good area band was certainly smiling down on you - he, too, would have loved you. 

Many thanks for all the kindness and personal attention you gave to Kelsey and Mike. I look forward to hearing you again. Blessings to all of you. And have a wonderful vacation! 

Linda Scanlon 


Saw the band at North Star last evening. The addition of the female singer adds a nice dimension to the band. She can really belt out a tune. The male lead was on his game too. Good harmonies within your group. The rhythm section was tight and kept everyone in a dancing party mood. 

Nice job, Ken 


You were great, everything we expected and more. Didn't have much time to speak with you, but want to thank you for helping to make it a great day for everyone. 

Heard lots and lots of positive comments and expect you might get a few more weddings from the day. See you soon. 


Blum-Fracasso wedding 


Hi Jim, 

Please tell the band members that they did a terrific job last night in Huntington. 

And by the way, I didn’t know you could make a guitar “sing” the way you did. Nice job!! 

Thanks, again for the great music and selection of songs, 



Hi Don, 

What a GREAT party!!!!! 
Everyone loved it and can't wait for the next time! At our next Special Events meeting, I'm going to propose doing the dance on an annual basis! 

Thank you for making that night, one to remember. Your band is better than good !!!! 

Thanks, again 

Elaine (Central/"Quonnie" Beach Special Events) 


You guys rocked last night!!! 

Thanks again, from Christine, Tennis Pro, New Canaan Field Club. 

Look forward to dancing with you again. 


Dear Don, 
Thanks so much for the wonderful performance Sat at our wedding. Molly & Jim are the first of their friends to marry and several of them have already told me they want you at their wedding reception. Some didn't have boyfriends yet but you book into the future, right? 

I wish you continued success with the band and will highly recommend you to all our friends. 



Thanks to a group of talented musicians....From The Park City Pride Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps to the Bernadettes, Thank You for making our Post Holiday Celebration (February 20th) a totally enjoyable evening by all that attended.... We look forward to having you again share your musical talents at our December 2010 Holiday Celebration... 

Thanks and Continued Success 

Rose Vizzo-Davino
Holiday Celebration Chairman 


Thank YOU so much! No one has stopped talking about the a matter of fact, the social committee of the beach is proposing at the annual meeting this Saturday morning that we bring you back to play for the WHOLE beach (not just my friends, I guess) next summer!. I hope you'd be on board with that. I'll let you know how it goes. I know it was a huge effort to drive all the way here--I really really appreciate it. You guys are great! 

And thanks again for letting my boys play. It was the high light of my summer! 

with warmest regards, 



You guys are GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!! I feel like a GROUPIE!!!! The blondes will be at the Milford Yacht Club on Sunday waiting for you to dance!!!!!! We were at Johnny Ray's and you are so right, it was jam packed. That is the most people I have ever seen there. We had a great time!!!!! 

See you all on Sunday at the Yacht Club!!!!!!! 

Tracy, Kim, and Heather, along with Ray and Walter and our guests. 


Thanks Don! 

We all really enjoyed ourselves, but my feet are still on the mend!!! We loved your music! 
Thanks for the great music! 
Cindy Habighorst 
(Habighorst-Juliano wedding) 


Hello There, 

I just wanted to let you know that my friends and I had a wonderful time on the 11th at Rowleys. You were definitely instrumental in helping to celebrate my birthday. It was an added, welcomed and big plus to have Elden singing with you that night. I absolutely love his singing and felt extremely special when, at my request, he sang one of my favorite songs, “Masquerade”. 

I , along with more of my friends will be at Rowleys on May 16 . I’ve been bragging so much about how fantastic you guys are that now my other friends want to come and check you out... 

Have a marvelous day, see you soon. 

Much Regards, 



Hi Guys, 
I just wanted to drop you a line and Thank You so much for a great fun filled evening. You made the party! The music was great, your hanging around and not bolting out of there when your time was up was beyond the call of duty. I got so many compliments on you guys. Everyone loved you. (I won't go there!) It was just a fantastic way to turn 50! Many, many, many Thanks!! 

Susan and Scott Dudley 


Thank you Don! 
You put on a fantastic show as usual. I never knew these water folks could dance up a storm as they did. I’m copying the rest of the planning committee to share your thank you. I’ll send along some photos of I took of your band shortly. Thanks again for making the Water for People dinner dance so entertaining. I had a blast!!! 



Hey guys!!! Love Love Love the band! We always have a great time when we make it out to listen to you play. I would love to hear you cover Ambrosia's "How much I feel". I love the song and it just has that Bernadette's feel to it. Till next gig... Rashida 

As usual, I am a Bernadette groupie, and just wanted to tell you that no matter where you perform, outside or inside, you are never ever a disappointment..Any one who has not heard you perform, is loosing out on a great night of dancing and out right entertainment. Looking forward to another fun night tonight at Jay Roos.. Carol 


I just wanted to say thank you for making my birthday party so special at the Cove on Sunday. As always you guys make me and all my friends dance until we drop. It was a blast!! 



My friend and I went to the crabshell rest and saw you perform, you were absolutley wonderful, we love you all:) Thank you also for wishing me a happy birthday! brian is the best!! 

Tracy Marie 


I saw you guys in Pound Ridge and you were fantastic! What a great mix of tunes! You will definitely have a blast at Yellow Kittens in Block. One of my all time favorite places. See you in August! 




My family and I saw you at the Trumbull town green last night. We loved you!! Thanks for the show!!! 


You guys were great--exceeded our expectations and we will want you to be a part of Mallory's celebration in 2011. Please use me as a reference. We could not have been happier. 


(Siegel Bat Mitzvah) 



I don’t think it was any secret that my groom and I had an incredible time on Saturday. We got a lot of “best wedding ever” compliments and the thing most commonly mentioned by far was the band. You and the Bernadettes made a good wedding great. We can’t thank you enough for being flexible, professional, and most of all fun. I’m sure I’ll be passing along your contact info for years to come. 

Thanks, and please pass on our thanks to the rest of the band – AWESOME! 



Hello Jim and all the other Bernadette's, 

I don't know what to say that will accurately express my gratitude and appreciation for the great job you guys did on saturday...You guys did the damn thing! Thank you so much. You were awesome and everyone is still talking about you! I think you will have a whole new following now...more groupies..Ha! It is always a guaranteed good time when my family gets together, but you guys brought things to a whole new level! SO, thank you for making my mother's birthday all that it was! 

We will definitely keep you in mind for all of our family events. I am sure we will be seeing you soon! 

P.S. Thanks for the t-shirts, I am sure my mom will be sleeping in it! Ha! 


Melissa M. Stephens 


Hi, my name is Jim. 

I saw you last night at the Gallery. You are by far the best band they have had, and I told this to Rose who works there. I hope you appear in the Hartford area as well. I enjoyed your music very much. 

Thank you 



Bernadettes rock!! Thanks for the superb party for our wedding. Sooo much fun! Keep partying 

Thank you 

Tom & Caitlyn 


I just saw you guys for the first time on the Huntington Green in Shelton last Wednesday night. I must say, you guys are GREAT! I was very impressed with all of you. Somehow, you guys managed to do "Earth, Wind and Fire" without a horn section!!! I don't know how you do it but it works. I would love to see you guys with a horn section, it would be unbelievable. Love the blues songs you guys did as well. Amazing harmonica work! Truly a very versatile band, definitely worth seeing!!! I guarantee you won't be able to sit still. 

- Ed 


Hello Bernadettes - 

Thank you for your nice follow up note. Quite simply we had a BLAST on Saturday night and you guys were fabulous. We have had many compliments on how great you guys are. You made a fun party into a really memorable one and we are so appreciative. 

Perhaps we can save up our pennies and do it again next year! Thanks again - take care! 

Hanna and Steven 


Jonathan and I had such a great time on Sunday- you guys were fantastic!! Our families are still raving, and everyone wants to know when we are having another party so they can dance to The Bernadettes again. Thanks so much for being there and putting on an awesome show. Hope to see you back in the Northwest Corner soon!! 



Hi Guys! 

This is Dana from the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, your maitre'd from your Saturday (1/15/05) night event. I wanted to say thanks again for the tee shirt, I love it! I also really enjoy the CD from your press kit. Do you have other CD's Available to order? If so , please let me know. 

It was a pleasure working with you and also listening to you. Take Care. 

Dana Banker Catering & Sales Manager 


Hi! My name is Dee. You guys are fantastic! We had such a great time. The music you chose to play brought back a lot of memories. ...I can't think of a better way to spend an evening than to come and hear The Bernadettes. 

Thanks so much!!!! Dee 


First off, let me say that i totally enjoyed the cd. your band is wonderful, and i can only imagine that you guys are as busy as your schedules permit. great song selection...familiar, but not done to death; similar to the originals, but not boring copies; plus just ballsy in thinking to do something as cool as "what's going on." 

stevenj...the gator-man 


To the Bernadettes: 
I want to thank you all once again for the wonderful evening of superb music you performed at our daughter Jennifer's wedding on August 10th. Accolades too many to mention came from our guests. I have one request for a CD of your work. Is it possible that you can send me two copies and I will send a cheque?... or can we do it the other way around?! If you send me your address I will put a cheque in the mail. Thank you once again. 

Mrs. Jane Lewis 


First of all, It was good to see you again! #2 I haven't truthfully seen your band since Kevin left the group which is probably at least a year and a half cause my wife didn't care for the music. MAN, WHAT A CHANGE IN YOUR GROUP! You guys have really changed your repertoire!!!! The new lead singer has a great voice and can sing well doing any type of music. He sounds as though he had his roots from singing in church ????? Your new bass player is good too! You and Mark and I believe the lead guitar are from the old group.I don't remember the drummer. Anyway, I was very impressed with the band's performance... 

I appreciate a good performance when I see it and am not afraid to voice my opinion be it positive or negative but you guys have really GROWN for the good!!!!! I will not have any trouble convincing my wife to come out and see you guys play in the future...she really enjoyed it too! Anyway, I've probably bored you by now but wanted to let you know how impressed with the metamorphosis of your should all be very proud!!!! 

Hope to see you again soon! Steve Schwartzenberg 


hi guys! me and my wife love your band. we watched u guys play up at lone oaks camp ground, we would like to say keep up the good work!! 

Nick& katy 


I was there last Saturday night and it was my first time with the Bernadettes. It was just as you said. Your lead singer is sensational with attitude and I think a very fine actor as well as singer. The harmonica guy is unbelieveable as is the lead guitar and everyone else. I am not a groupie and surprisingly a 59 year old male lawyer (despite my screen name) but you guys are for real. Thanks for a great evening and maybe I am a groupie because I am joining you again on Saturday night at Stonebridge and frankly, I don't think of myself as a dancer but with your band you can't help it... 

Thanks again. Jim Mitchell 


Hey were awesome tonite!!! I'll be sure to come see one of your shows again. This was the first time i've seen you play, certainly wont be the last. We usually go camping at Lone Oaks every year, but we didn't go this year. I guess i made up for it guys are great!! 



hi guys, i just wanted to say no other band has ever made me feel as good as you do from the minute i arrive and hear the sounds of beautiful music as only you can do and i can't stop moving. it's such a feeling! speaking as one half of the Bernadette dancers, i will always try to be at as many shows as i can because it's a truly feel good time for me. i think you guys are really together and it makes a good time for all that make it to your shows! count me as a loyal fan forever!!!!! 

love, LONI 





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