We hired The Rock Steadies for our 97-guest wedding. The bottom line? The Rock Steadies provided a truly unforgettable evening of incredible tunes that were performed masterfully. We truly believe we could not have picked a better band to play for our wedding. The Rock Steadies have our highest recommendation. We’d be glad to share more of our unforgettable experience with anyone thinking of hiring The Rock Steadies. The band’s leader, Ed Lister, worked with us to achieve a seamless timeline for our event. He was professional and accommodating to all our requests. We felt completely at ease and confident in working with Ed. For instance, and with short notice, we asked for an arrangement of Our Song by Elton John to be sung by the band’s outstanding Jeff Rogers for our first dance, and it was performed beautifully. The Rock Steadies are true to their word: they bring the party from start to finish. The band brought a sound engineer and their own lighting system to the venue. The band looked sharp and professional on stage. The only thing we had to do was make sure they had a place to play! After our first dance, the 7-piece band lit up the room with their powerhouse vocals, horns and rhythm section. Our guests immediately started dancing and didn’t stop until the last tune – an encore graciously provided at the shouting request of our lively dance floor. Our wedding was one of those nights we truly never wanted to end, and The Rock Steadies were a huge part of that. Thank you Rock Steadies!”

— Terry & Nina Wright

We cannot overemphasize how glad we are to have had The Rock Steadies play for our wedding. Our guests are still raving about the music weeks later. It was important to us that live music be a part of our big day, and knowing that The Rock Steadies are made up of some of Ottawa's best musicians, they were the clear top choice. It would be an understatement to say that the band did not disappoint. Ed showed professionalism in all communications, accommodating our unique music requests for both the ceremony and reception, going the extra mile for site visits and phone conversations to work out the details. Clayton, the pianist, did a beautiful job with ceremony music, including accompanying musical selections featuring the groom and one of our friends. Sound and lighting were top-notch throughout the night, both during recorded music and live performances. And from the moment the full 8-piece ensemble started playing, the band's unmatched talent and high-energy stage presence kept the dance floor crowded and moving. They truly amped up the party. Huge thanks to The Rock Steadies for their memorable contributions to our big day!”

— Jamie & Kim Paulson

The music for our wedding was something we gave a lot of consideration to. The Rock Steadies displayed phenomenal talent and really knew how to entertain the crowd. They were very accommodating and quick to respond to questions! Guests couldn't stop raving about it afterwards. It really made our night! Huge thanks to Ed and the band.”

— Nathalie & Shawn Katuwapitya

The Rock Steadies were a breeze to work with and accommodated all our clients wishes - even if they were last minute. Their professionalism and cheery attitudes added to the overall atmosphere and their tunes kept the dance floor jumping all night! I will be recommending this band to all my clients! We are truly lucky to have them here in Ottawa! ”

Elise Schmitz

I had the pleasure of working with The Rock Steadies in October 2019 as my clients had them play at their wedding in Chelsea, QC. Ed and his band were a pleasure to work with. They customized music for the ceremony to make it truly personalized to the couple, even working with the groom to play the trombone while the bride walked down the aisle. They were on time, dressed super sharp in all black with matching ties and were very easy to work with. All the members of the band were extremely friendly and open to ideas and small changes we made on the fly to the night's timeline. Highly recommend these guys to get your guests dancing all night! ”

— Erica Irwin, wedding planner