One Vietnam vet, in tears after our show at the Kansas City VA told Christine “it was the only time I have ever felt really good while in a hospital”…and this man had clearly spent some serious time in hospitals.
“I’ve been doing this for 38 years, and I have never seen anyone do what you guys do for these folks.”
-Kathy Dunleavy, Woodbury Health Center, Woodbury, MN
“LOVED the Show today you two! So great and so different. You two really have a good thing going on. I would love to have you come back pls let me know when you can come through the St. Louis area again.”
-Rebekah Manwarring, CTRS, Life Enrichment Director
Fountain View at Friendship Village Sunset Hills, St. Louis, MO
“I have heard nothing but amazing reviews! Residents are telling others, “you missed out!”
-Laura Roeder, Activities Director, Village of Bedford Walk, Columbia, MO
“It’s astonishing how much energy you continued to cultivate throughout the hour.”
-Betty, Resident, Good Samaritan Ambassador, New Hope, MN
“I’ve been here for 14 years – I know these people. I’ve never seen them this engaged.”
-Kathy, assistant activities, Good Samaritan Ambassador
“I have goosebumps.”
-Rita, front desk, Hayward Health Care, Hayward, WI
“I could listen to you guys all day.”
-Ashlee Negrey, Activities Director, The Normandy Senior Living, Cleveland, OH
“We would LOVE to have you back!! The residents very much enjoyed the change in music that you two provide. They haven’t stopped talking about you! Thank you so, so much!!!”
Brookdale Senior Living, Inc.
Resident Programs, Naples, FL
“Thank you, for bringing so much excitement and joy into their lives through your music…I haven’t seen my people so engaged and participating like they were that day in a very long time. Safe Travels and wishing you all the best. Please keep us posted if you are coming back through, would love to have you perform again.” Rockport Senior Living, Rocky River OH
-“Bobby and yourself are a joy to have…a resident smiled that I have NEVER seen smile before…it was very powerful.”
-Jess Demueles, Episcopal Homes, St. Paul, MN
“YOU are sooooooooooooooooooo loved! Talk was BIG this morning! I am grateful…lets chat about bookings for next year!!!!!.” Brenda, Program Director, 55 forward senior program, Maple Grove MN
“No better way to wake up in the morning than to some uplifting music! Thank you Bobby & Christine for a fantastic show!”
– -Rose Newman, The Sanctuary at Brooklyn Center
“Our audiences are a player’s dream. They are attentive, appreciative and often incredibly enthusiastic…it is super motivating, on stage, to realize you can help someone get to a musical space that seems right. For me it is just like being able to go to the park when I was a kid. Ya grab your skates, or your frisbee, you meet up your peeps and you have fun. Together.”
“One of the things we do during a performance, is find ways to engage our audience. A primo way of doing this, and one that some find pretty meaningful, is to do a little good old-fashioned hymn sing.”
This is a letter of recommendation for Bobby and Christine, who play for our residents regularly.
Our folks love them. Their show is not only lively and played with great care and skill, it is also “highly interactive.” They engage our audience uniquely and with very obvious love of what they are doing. Our residents also get to “be part of the band”, with not just the usual sing-alongs, but they hand out percussion instruments to our folks, and that increases both their participation and enjoyment.
We love them, we have them back all the time, and they are a real treat each time they come.
Director of Marketing & Development
There were many compliments from residents and family members about the quality of your music. The guitar was great, the drum, tambourine, and other rhythm instruments added so much. Your vocal blend, beautiful harmonies, and great song choices made it an outstanding and well enjoyed performance. We’re thrilled to have you back in December.
Director of Therapeutic Activities/Volunteer Services
Augustana Care Health & Rehabilitation
To whom it may concern,
I am writing with great enthusiasm to recommend the talents of Bobby and Christine. They play for our group of Veterans at the Minneapolis VA Adult Day Health Care on a regular basis and are always readily received by the program participants.
Bobby and Christine not only play songs that are specific for the demographic/age group at hand but they are also excellent facilitators of a truly interactive experience wherein they pass out percussion instruments to the program participants so they can become part of the show themselves.
We thoroughly enjoy having this talented duo come and share their time with us.
Jedidiah Cates, CTRS
Minneapolis VA Health Care System/Adult Day Health Care