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Michael Loonan: Testimonials


"Ryan and I just wanted to thank you for your exceptional work in preparation for and on our wedding day. The music you played during the ceremony was beautiful, as well as during the social hour and into dinner. It was so special to hear you play and we can't thank you enough for being part of our day. We heard throughout the evening, and have continued to hear since the wedding how amazing you were." 

Becky & Ryan
"We couldn’t be happier with how our wedding ceremony and reception turned out and most of it is because of Michael Loonan. We went out on a limb a bit when we hired the same person for the ceremony and the reception but boy are we glad we did! His voice & work on the grand piano at our church was flawless and he even took the time to learn our “special song” for our big day. Furthermore, Michael took our vision of a piano bar atmosphere at the reception and pulled it off without a hitch. He had everyone’s toes a-tapping and even had a selected few up singing along. I can’t tell you how many people during and after the reception asked me who this great performer was and how we found him. Thank you, Michael, and to anyone considering him for any event, we would give you our full heart-felt recommendation."
Dan & Julie Harris

Hey Michael! It was such a treat getting to experience your musical talent and entertaining service for weddings!  I do hope to work with you again & can completely see why Tairie w/Ceremonies by Starr is such a big fan of yours!  You were very professional and fun!  I especially wanted to say thank you for handing me a microphone when you noticed that I was getting ready to pose a very large group.  I love to see when vendors work together for the benefit of the client :)  I will recommend you to all the brides I meet with!

Jenny Hansen, Divine Photography
"Michael did a great job for us! He was great with the crowd and played a diverse collection of songs. We had many compliments after his performance."
Tricia Schweitzer - University of Minnesota
"Mike really took charge of our stage at Normandale. We get a lot of good acts, but I was blown away at his professionalism and command of his music. We'll have him back again!"
Chris Mikkelsen - Campus Activities, Normandale College
"Michael is a real pro, and we love having him play before our games. I get a lot of positive feedback from the fans tailgating in our parking lot. He has a great selection of songs!"
Paul Tarnowski, St. Paul Saints
"Dear Michael, Thank you so much for helping to make this such a special day for us! You were such a pleasure to work with! Your beautiful music will be remembered! Thanks you."
Dana & Jason
"Dear Mike, Thank you so much for the fantastic music at our wedding. It was absolutely perfect! I can't tell you how many people told us how much they loved hearing the piano through the social hour and dinner. And the music for the ceremony was so beautiful I cried! Thank you so much for making our wedding day so special. Please keep us updated where you'll be through e-mail - we are definitely fans!! Love, Dave and Amy."
David and Amy Jo
"Michael, just a quick note of thanks for your fantastic piano playing for the Years of Service Breakfast again this year. You do such a great job and the interaction between yourself and the keynote speaker was really fun. The employees really enjoy it."
Brenda U. (City of St. Paul)
"My wife and I were planning a joint 40th birthday party at the Embassy Suites Hotel in St. Paul. We were given Michael's name as a possibility for some background piano music during our cocktail hour. We went to listen to
him play at Rudy's Redeye Grill in Rosemount. We fell in love with his playing and singing right away. We had a great time that night listening to him entertain the crowd and we knew we wanted him to be a part of our birthday party. He played at our event for about an hour and a half as guests arrived. He did an outstanding job of entertaining everyone. It was the perfect backdrop to a perfect evening. He played exactly what we had requested and added in some other great music. We couldn't have been more
pleased with our choice to kick off our night. His variety of choices is amazing and we found he can pretty much play anything you want from mellow background piano music to classic sing along piano bar songs. Michael is easy to work with, very personable, and extremely talented. We can't wait to have Michael play again for us at our next party. Who knows? Maybe it will be our 41st birthday party since our 40th was such a blast!!!"
Patrick and Kris Andrus
"Dear Michael, I can't thank you enough for the beautiful music you played during our wedding ceremony. I've listened to the samples you sent me of the songs you played over and over again and all I can do is smile. The ceremony was everything I had hoped for, but your music exceeded my expectations! While waiting in that stairwell for 'Canon in D'...I was in my absolute glory just listening to the beautiful music and taking in that moment that I had waited so long and planned so hard for. That is one of the most memorable parts of the day for me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the work you did with 'A River Runs through it' and for creating for us this wonderful memory. It was a pleasure working with you."
Lisa and Kevin
"A huge thanks for playing piano at our reception! Everything was perfect - from the background music and first dance songs, to the songs during the dance time and garter toss. We got so many compliments on the music and people loved the dueling pianos! We really appreciate all the work you put into finding the piano shells and recording the first dance songs for us. You were great to work with through the whole planning process. Thanks again!"
E.K. and Jake

"Michael, Thank you so very much for being a wonderful part of our wedding and reception. Your music was fantastic!  I can't tell you the number of people that told us how much they enjoyed your music.  They said you were entertaining, nice, fun and very professional.  I think the best compliment was when one of Joe's sisters said, it felt like you were 'part of the family!'  You truly made our wedding fun and special.  We will recommend you to everyone!"

Mary & Joe Dieltz
"Michael is a great addition to any party. He always puts a smile on our customers' faces. Michael is a master at spontaneous sing-alongs, and he's been our mainstay pianist for years."
Maureen - Lexington Restaurant manager, St. Paul
"Michael Loonan has played piano accompaniment at St. Paul's Years of Service Ceremony, an event honoring City employees with 20 to 40 years of service. In addition to playing background music while I emceed the event, Michael researched and played songs which were popular during the years employees were hired; this is a big hit with those attending. His quick wit, flexibility and musical talent is why I would highly recommend Michael for piano accompaniment opportunities within your organization"
Dennis Flaherty, Deputy Mayor, City of St. Paul
"Michael is a virtuoso on the keyboard, and a real professional. He truly understands how to be background or be center stage, as the situation calls for. I think he could play virtually anything, and he definitely added a class act to our event."
Sydney Zech, CMP - Senior Meeting Planner, RBC Dain Rauscher
"Dear Michael: On behalf of the Ramsey County Sheriff's Department employee picnic committee, thank you for sharing your musical talents with us at the employee picnic at Island Lake Park. It was clear that everyone enjoyed your "piano man" performance. I always refer to you as a travelling 'party in a box.' Your participation contributed to the success of our event and for that we are grateful. The committee also appreciated the use of your sound equipment during the day-long event. Thank you, Michael!"
Angie Steenberg, Sheriff's Administration, Ramsey County
"Michael has played for years at our CLE receptions. He's a soothing backdrop after a full day of legal classes. He's professional and versatile. Our CLE attendees love his music."
Hanna Werner, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education
"Mike is the epitome of professional, reliable and talented. He 'gets' what you want and what you need, and does what it takes to make it happen."
Tamara Blank, Target Corporation


"As a radio talk host, I have enjoyed the luxury of having a private producer, engineer and musical back-up band all rolled into one. Michael Loonan has provided everything from musical interludes coming back from commercials, to custom-made songs for special radio features. He has, without fail, accepted willingly, every single musical challenge put to him and the result has been professional, high caliber, studio quality, musical offerings that have been used on my program for several years. His ability to take a creative suggestion and roll with it, and his unique talents in performing, producing and engineering have been a powerful combination that has enhanced my wee night program from the beginning. With professional style and flair, he has time and time again stunned me with his talents, and my show would be a weaker broadcast, were it not for his efforts."
T.D. Mischke - Host on "The Mischke Broadcast," KSTP AM-1500
"There is nobody in the business who turns a better tune. We have addy after addy as a tribute to Mike Loonan's work. Do you know how many fireworks commercials eight baseball teams use over the course of a season? Without Loonan, we'd be toast."
Mike Veeck, owner of multiple sports teams
"We at Veeck Advertising Professionals really like working with Mike...he is very, very talented and creative...he delivers what he promises...and on time."
Roger Gaither President, Veeck Advertising Professionals
“Mike Loonan has a gift for interpreting visual images and ideas musically and creating inspired, highly memorable compositions. His knack for developing deceptively simple themes from complex messages is astounding!”
Jerry Smith, Producer, Verso Creative
“Mike Loonan’s two songs, ‘The Best Is Yet To Come,’ and 'It's Just The Way We Work" have turned out to be two of the most appropriate pieces of music we've ever produced. Mike has done a great job of capturing and putting into music exactly where 3M is as a company right now.”
Doug Salmela, 3M Corporate Executive Producer
“I have always found Michael! Yes, I mean that I actually find him when I need him. He has time for me (even if he doesn’t), listens well, gets the groove quickly and gets to work on musical ideas right now. And the results are the best! My clients love what he has produced. I find Michael pleasant to work with and we have a good time sharing musical strategies to get at the good stuff. Work with him – you’ll see!”
John Ondov, Lifelab Institute
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