Here are some reviews we have received from past clients. You can also check out reviews on WeddingWire, GigMasters and Gig Salad.

Macy’s On State Street

Hello Potts & Pans,

THANK YOU for an amazing performance at our American Icons event. We’ve received such great feedback from the store and customers who were enthralled with you music.  We greatly appreciate your time and effort, and hope to have you back for other opportunities in the future. I’ll be sure to pass along photos when I receive them. Again, thank you so much for such a spectacular afternoon.  

Kristin & Macy’s Special Events

Carl Sandburg High School

Awesome, Unique Band!

We hired Potts and Pans to play at our Homecoming Dance, and they were AWESOME! They were incredibly professional, and the students loved the music. We had a three-piece band, and the music was both traditional and modern.

Meghan S

Orland Park, IL

Wedding in Merrillville, IN

Matt was very prompt in replying within 24hrs and very personable and professional. He fit perfectly into our Island themed Bon Voyage wedding reception and even wore our colors. Our guests loved the steel pans during cocktail hour and we would definitely hire him again!


Immanuel Lutheran School

Amazing School Assembly!

The students thoroughly enjoyed the music played during their lunch periods. We even celebrated by letting them dress up Jamaican style! The assembly was very good – it tied right in with our unit on sound and musical instruments through both information and demonstration. The student involvement was awesome – several students got the opportunity to come up and play. We would definitely do this again in a couple of years!

Amy Moeller

Crystal Lake, IL

School Event in Notre Dame, IN

Potts & Pans Steelband was fantastic! We had a welcome back to campus event and when we had issues with scheduling they were very patient and work with us the whole time. We received so many compliments about how great they sounded from many students that attended. Their music was the perfect addition to our theme. We would definitely book them again!

-Alison H (Notre Dame, IN)

Birthday Party in Chicago


Thank you so much for making Berlyn’s party so fantastic. Everyone was talking about how great you were… I would recommend to anyone wanting great entertainment for everyone!!!!!

Julie C.

Retirement Party

Many compliments receive how nice it was to have him play. Still getting compliments from those that attended. One of the attendees now wants to hire him for a future wedding event they are planning. We hired him for my mothers retirement party, unfortunately the list of events did not include that. I felt the theme of Steele drums was perfect for Retirement to enhance the “Permanent Vacation” theme.


Wedding Party in Glenbeulah, WI

Matt Potts handled all interactions with exceptional professionalism. He accomodated all of our requests and kept on schedule with the flexibility to stay longer depending on our guests. The steel pan sound was light-hearted and festive, perfect for our post wedding party!

-Kathleen M

Wedding in Lake Villa, IL

Booked Matt Potts by just viewing his website and boy were we happy we did! Not only was he prompt and ready to go when my guests arrived, but he has a great personality and his music was outstanding! I have to say, probably the biggest highlight of our hour reception! I received so many compliments from our guests how much they enjoyed the steel drum! Our theme was tropical and with that music, it was absolutely amazing!!


Free Summer Concert at Waukegan Public Library

The Potts and Pans musicians were very professional, courteous, and talented. Set up and take down were seamless and they were very prepared for any weather occurrence. The historical information they provided about the music and instruments was very interesting and added a lot of value to the show. After the performance, many guests told me that this was the best band we had booked all summer. They begged me to bring them back again next year. I would definitely hire them again.