Here are just a few comments from people who have hired Gary and others who have attended one or more of Gary's performances.
I just wanted to say again how pleased we were with your talents and extend another 'Thank You!'. We have been very busy after our wedding and have been moving one house into the other. We had SO many complements regarding your performance. Our guests LOVED it. You made our special day even more special. Thank you again and we will see you at another show soon.
Darren & Brenda Marhanka
On behalf of the Leu Civic Center (LCC) Board of Directors, staff and members, we would like to thank you and your band for providing a fabulous show for our recent fundraiser! Thank you doesn’t begin to express our appreciation for your support. The funds raised at this event will make a difference in the lives of so many children and families in the local community by allowing us to continue and improve our recreational and family support programs. The LCC depends upon the generosity of individuals like you and the people who attended this event.
Your performance was the highlight of our beach party event, and the music made everyone feel like dancing! I am so happy we were able to book you for next year. Thank you for an awesome performance and for sharing your music with us. So many people made a point to tell me that this was the best fundraiser we have ever had. Everyone loved the show, and we can’t wait to see you, Jeannie, and the band on March 10, 2012!
Your music has made a difference in our community! Thanks again!
Patty Peek, Executive Director
Leu Civic Center, Inc.
Hi Gary and Jeanne,
I just wanted to thank you both and your band for a fun evening Saturday night in Mascoutah. We were the two tables of seniors right by the band. I had to leave early as I pick up the left over product every Saturday night from the St. Louis Bread Company for our Senior Center
You and your band (and your lovely wife) exude warmth and friendliness that should make Jimmy Buffet very proud. Will keep an eye open for future performances so I can encourage my daughter and her pals to check you out.
Thanks again for taking us to Margaritaville!
Sandra Hakanson, aka the Flamingo Queen
Glad you liked my glasses!
Wow, what a great show you put on for us!
Thank you so much for coming all the way to Camp Lejeune to perform at our “Welcome Back From Iraq” celebration! I can tell you it meant a lot to all of the Marines and their spouses that you would volunteer your personal time and considerable talents to honoring our return from our 13 month combat tour of duty in Al Anbar, Iraq. If only if we could have brought you to Fallujah while we were there!
Your performance was the highlight of our evening! Your stage presence and skills are impressive - hearing your music was like we were visited by the original artists. All I heard from everyone that night, and since is: “man, that guy is good!!!” Thanks for sharing your musical talents and making our celebration a memorable and extremely enjoyable occasion.
I’ve included just a couple of pictures – I’ll send a CD with the rest in the next few days.
Thanks again for all you did for us – and for your patriotism and support of our Marines!
Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps
2d Marine Division
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
Thanks so much for coming to visit us last month- it meant a lot to every guest in the room that you donated your time, travel and talent to hang out with us.
We had a blast at the party, thanks in large part to you and your music! You've got a bunch of new fans in North Carolina.
Have a great summer, and thanks again.
Thank you, spoke with several after the show, it is as you said - they can't wait to tell others.
Excellent show, we learned a bunch on how to do it and greatly appreciate what you did for us and our cause.
Thanks again and I'm sure we'll see you in the spring if not sooner, plans are already being made for the March show at the Lake.
We are the Nebraska family that was at Captain¢s Galley last Friday afternoon. We had a great time listening to your music, getting involved and meeting new people. This is something we will remember and talk about for a long time. We have already told a number of people what a great time with had that afternoon.
Attached are a few pictures from the afternoon. Thanks again and we look forward to making it down there again soon!
You sound like Buffet, but look a lot better!
John and Gina Meyer
There's a new guy playin' at The Captain's Galley this year and he's a lot better suited to The Galley's tropical atmosphere. Not only does he look like Jimmy Buffett, he sounds a lot like him too. Then, when he plays Gordon Lightfoot, he sounds just like LightfootGordon . This guy is good!
Here's his website: www.garysluhan.com You can click his "MP3s" link at the top of the page, then click on either Margaritaville, We Are The People Our Parents Warned Us About or Little Miss Magic to hear a quick clip of him singing Buffett. Then click on If You Could Read My Mind to see how much he can change his style and sound like Gordon Lightfoot.
He does a LOT of other artists too as you can see from his "Songlist" page........alphabetically, from America to The Who......and Neil Young.
......And yes Joe, Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald is on his song list.
Just tryin' to keep my Phins Up, Terry
Thank you doesn't say it! You set the tone for a great evening of fun and were GREAT to work with. We raised over $15,000 for the Senior Meals and Transportation Programs in our area and I couldn’t believe all the compliments we received about the event. Many people made a point to tell me that this was the best fundraiser they had ever been to – they loved you and are ready for next year! When the crowd was singing along with you and a few of them were hopping up to play the bongos, I knew we had a success on our hands!
Angela Stoltzenburg, MBA - Executive Director
Central Illinois Economic Development Corporation - A Community Action Agency
Thank you Gary! We will certainly be recommending you for other events.
You created a great atmosphere for our theme.
Jeannie Braun, Executive Director
Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce
We really enjoyed your singing. Thanks for making our trip to the Galley a whole lot of fun.
I wanted to thank you again for a most wonderful evening on Sunday. Your presence "made" the party! Our friends are still talking about how great you were. I know many of them took your card...I'm sure we'll be seeing you again through one of these many contacts. Cheers!
Oh my gosh , Gary, thank you. You were AWESOME. I hope you get plenty of referrals for the party , had a lot of people ask me for your website.
Thank you for a great evening in Orlando! You are great and really made my vacation memorable. I'll keep watching your web-site to see if you get brave enough (or crazy enough) to come to New York. Take care :-)
Thank you from Gary Sluhan!