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Steal Dawn KICKS ASS!  If you want one of the best, flat out American rock shows in the house,... hook 'em up!  And I'll even plug the show live on the air!

- Dave Rickards of 100.7 Jack FM morning show "Dave, Shelley & Chainsaw"


I've played in rock bands for over 25 years and throw a band together each year for my summer pool party.  I heard Steal Dawn playing a party at a La Costa Tennis Club one night and thought it was a DJ as I walked through the parking lot.  They were THAT good.  So I hired them for my summer party -- and they blew us away!

The musicianship, vocals, vibe and professionalism is miles beyond any local band I have ever heard or played in.  Considering that they have stayed together about 18 years speaks volumes to their character.

Robert's vocals are beyond amazing, with a unique, captivating quality and passion I've never heard from any cover band.  Steal Dawn brings a deep, clean pocket and perfect mix to a powerful set list, which loads the dance floor all night.  And they do it effortlessly with a unique stage presence and entertaining spirit.  Plus, they even let me sit-in on drums for half a set.  Yeah baby!!

I was knocked out by these guys.  They arrived with a remarkable spirit and energy and left us with hugs, four new friends, a longing for a night that would never end and FANTASTIC memories that will last forever.

- Bill Oxford

Private Summer Party known as "OXFEST II"


Steal Dawn gave an extraordinary performance! Their talent, experience level, time together and love of music, really comes through in the show. All the members sing, and so were able to play something for everyone. I think they played as many genres, as songs. These guys know how to have fun!

In the thirteen years of this series, Steal Dawn is by far the best 70s - to present cover band we've ever had. I would highly recommend Steal Dawn to anyone without reservation.

- Kevin Davis, Lake Elsinore Concert Series


The Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa contracted Steal Dawn for our 20Eleven NYE Bash.  While demonstrating an impressive dedication to our event, the band exceeded our expectations. We received many compliments on their performance from our guests and staff.

We look forward to working with them again in 2011


- Chris Draper, General Manager, Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa

New Year's Eve 2010, Carlsbad, CA


I would hire these guys again in a heartbeat!  They were professional, accommodating, fun, personal and they ROCKED!  They played a great range of music.  Our entire party LOVED them!  I highly recommend them and I am hoping to get the chance to hire them again one day. 

- Brianna Buckner

Private 50th Birthday Party, Santee, CA


We are still in shock about how fun our wedding reception was because of how great you were!!! I've never seen ALL our friends and family dance but somehow you managed to do it! Out of everything, we got the most compliments about you guys and how much energy you had on top of being great musically. We honestly don't think we could've found a better band for our wedding. Thank you for being easy to work with, genuine, and enthusiastic throughout the planning and the day of. We're already talking about having an anniversary party with you guys performing!!! You killed it that night and all our guests and we had a blast!


- Jordan (lead singer of New Found Glory) & Mandy

Private Party Wedding Reception, Oceanside, CA


You guys killed it, every single person at our wedding complemented on how great you guys were. Beyond putting on an awesome show you were very responsive in the months leading up to the event while we were planning, which made our lives much easier. I want to thank you guys again for everything and we'll definitely come check you out at another show sometime.


- Matt & Crystal Howe

Private Party Wedding Reception, Ocean Beach, CA


"Well now that thing’s have settled and I can think again I would like to say that on behalf of Craig and I both YOU GUYS ROCK!!! I can not say enough great things about you all. We have always enjoyed you guys at the Inn when we get a chance to be away from our daughter BUT to have you play at our wedding was great. The songs and the vibe that you brought was more then I could have asked for. I have to say BIG thanks to Andy for giving up his guitar to let a 4 year old play; his parents are now blaming us if he doesn’t want to go to college. I think that was the next best highlight to you letting me get up and sing (thanks for drowning out my voice so it sounded good). WE HAD A GREAT NIGHT and was sad it ended, but WE ARE SO HAPPY YOU WERE APART OF IT!!!

YOU ROCK and see you at the INN..."

- Craig & Sonia Doyle

Private Party Wedding Reception, La Jolla, CA


"Dear Steal Dawn,

Thank you again for helping make our Holiday Party a successful event for the second year in a row, another awesome party! Steal Dawn did a great job getting the crowd dancing and interacting with everyone. I hope to work with you guys again in the future.

We love you guys!"

- Kitty Brisendine

Hunsaker & Associates San Diego, Inc.


"Hi Guys,

I have almost recovered from our conference and I wanted to thank you for the great job at the Aquarium.  It was short but sweet! You guys did a great job. People are still talking! Please let the rest of the band know how happy we are.

Thanks and Take care."

- Andrew Bennett

Executive Director, CETPA


"A little late but Barbara and I want to thank you for playing such great music at our party!  Everyone talked about how good you all were and how you adjusted your music to the feel of the party, including letting a couple of neighbors sing a few songs.  We hope to do this again next summer and we plan to book "Steal Dawn" well in advance!"

- Steve Velazquez

Private Party, Poway, CA


Please accept our sincere thanks for your participation in the 2004 U.S. Open Sandcastle Competition in Imperial Beach, CA.  The entertainment you provided helped make this event a wonderful experience for all in attendance.  Your performance received rave reviews, and was thoroughly enjoyed by people of all ages at this family event.

It was great meeting and working with you.  You are true professionals and gifted musicians.   Please feel free to use me as a reference for any endeavors you seek, as I will be happy to provide you with the highest recommendation.  I hope you will consider participating in our future events, and I look forward to attending your performances at other local venues as well.

Thank you so much,"

- Mike Glick

Entertainment Director, U.S. Open Sandcastle Competition


"Now that we're back from our honeymoon and things have settled down, we wanted to thank you and Steal Dawn for playing at our wedding reception.  It's five weeks later and we're still getting compliments from our guests about how great you guys were.  Everything was perfect from the beginning when you announced the wedding party until the end when you kept granting our guests' requests to keep the party going.  We especially appreciate how you learned new material for our special dances.  Very few bands would have put forth that extra effort and we cannot thank you enough.  We can't wait to see Steal Dawn play again."

- Brett & Heidi Weaver

Private Party Wedding Reception, Rancho Santa Fe, CA


"Just wanted to say thanks again for the incredible job you did last night.  You guys are awesome!  I have never received so many compliments on a band before.  People are asking when you are coming back so they can bring their friends."

- Angie Morlan

Manager, San Vicente Inn & Golf Club


"Congratulations and thank you for the great show you presented for the 7th Annual Summer Concerts by the Sea at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas.  The City of Encinitas and the Community Services Department wants to recognize Steal Dawn as consummate professionals and a lot of fun.

The compliments have been flowing from residents and City staff.  Everyone is saying how much fun they had and how terrific the band is.  Your original music and enthusiasm won over the beach crowd, young and old.  Judging from the number of people who didn't want the music to stop, the concert was a success."

- Pam Miller

Recreation Supervisor, Special Events, City of Encinitas Parks & Recreation, Encinitas, CA


"Just a short note to tell you how much we, here at Viejas, appreciate the great job you and your group Steal Dawn do for us.  As I track the dates Steal Dawn has played in the Dream Catcher Showroom, it shows that our revenue has increased with each date.  I attribute this to several facts, you keep adding new material, you make new fans every date, and people that have had the pleasure of hearing Steal Dawn come back.  This is a great testament to your professionalism!!  Feel free to mention my name to any prospective client, it is easy to recommend talent!!!

I always get great pleasure seeing a new, young group take an opportunity and make the most of it.  Your vocal arrangements are 'world class' and from the first time I heard Steal Dawn, I have thought that, with the right management and a few breaks, I would be hearing about the group making a splash on the national music scene.

- Kirk Bates

Entertainment Director, Viejas Casino & Turf Club


"I just wanted to tell you what a great time we had New Year's Eve.  Steal Dawn rocked Borrego Springs!  The band was extremely professional and played a great variety of music.  I am really enjoying the CD too! I am glad we heard you playing at the World Series and that you contacted us.

We are looking forward to your next visit.  We have had great feedback from everyone that attended New Year's.  I have even heard from people that did not attend but heard through the grapevine what a wonderful band we had.  Good news travels fast in Borrego."

- Douglas C. Watters

President, Palm Canyon Resort, Borrego Springs, CA


"I wanted to drop you a note thanking you and all the members of Steal Dawn for your recent performances at our client events in Rancho Santa Fe and Carlsbad.  The guests at the parties thoroughly enjoyed the music.  Further, Steal Dawn was nothing but professional in every aspect, arrived on time and were able to set up quickly without incident.  Behind The Scenes would proudly recommend "Steal Dawn" to our clients.  Thank you again for your services.  We look forward to working with you again in the near future."

- John D. Crisafulli

President, Behind The Scenes Catering & Event Management, San Diego, CA


"Thank you so much for playing at our wedding reception!  You were the talk of the celebration.  It is always a challenge to find that right "band" who can cater to every demographic and get the party started and you were exactly what we needed.  Everyone wanted to know "who the band was" so they could book you for their own parties.  Thanks again for making our wedding celebration so much fun!

P.S.  I look forward to adding Steal Dawn to the entertainment line up at Seaport Village."

- Kelli & David Weesner

Kelli Weesner, Director of Marketing, Seaport Village, San Diego, CA


"I hired Steal Dawn to perform at our 2002 Holiday Party in San Ramon, California.  I had heard Steal Dawn earlier in the year at a bar in San Diego and was greatly impressed with their musical diversity and quality.  Steal Dawn performed brilliantly and helped BETA Healthcare Group put on the best holiday party.  The band members were polite, professional and very willing to switch moods and comply with requests from guests.

I hope to have the opportunity to work with Steal Dawn in the future and recommend them highly to anyone looking for a great rock n' roll band with plenty of fantastic dancing music."

- Thomas J. Wander

Chief Executive Office, BETA Healthcare Group, Alamo, CA


"Well, it is all officially over, including my hangover. I wanted to share with you that I cannot count how many compliments I was given in regard to your performance. All at the party were impressed and had a great time that night. I can't thank you enough for providing such good music and all the hard work of setting up and tear down. Your a fantastic group of guys and be sure to show them all this e-mail. It was a pleasure doing business with you and I look forward to seeing you play in the future.  Thank You Again!,"

- Darlene Hildebrand

El Cajon Muffler, Private 50th Birthday Party




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