The SensationS Band of San Diego
If you are looking for a great band for your wedding, party, fund raiser or event you just found it with San Diego's premier professional variety dance band The SensationS which has an excellent reputation throughout southern California and is renown for their live performance excellence.
First rate & first class – satisfaction guaranteed!
Since 1999 The SensationS Band of San Diego has been entertaining audiences throughout southern California, always to rave reviews, and has performed extensively including on television, concerts and for many beautiful weddings, private parties, galas, corporate functions, conventions, banquets, casinos, fund raisers, military bases and major special events at many of San Diego's finest resorts & venues.
Our mission is to provide first rate, first class professional live dance music and entertainment for a reasonable price and to make your event the most FUN and best one you have ever hosted or attended.
Reasonably priced - 4, 5, 6 or 7 piece very professional band for your event.
125 great songs which always pack the dance floor!
The SensationS very flexible and accommodating and will gladly tailor their performance to suit your needs and desires.
We provide a colored stage lighting system and a cd or ipod system for playing your recorded music through our full PA during band breaks for continuous music - like having a free dj.
Many of the all time best dance songs have the wonderful sound of a tenor saxophone on the original hit song recording. Our great tenor sax player, who holds a music degree, provides a very rich and classy quality of sound to The SensationS which all other bands without a sax player simply can not equal.
We play the top dance hits from the 60's to today so our music appeals to all age groups. If you like Pop, Classic Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Latin, Motown, exquisite ballads, superb professional harmonies and a wide variety of GREAT DANCE MUSIC then you will LOVE The SensationS Band. We also have a full 60 minute set of beautiful background music for your dinner hour.
For weddings, The SensationS can also provide either San Diego's premier solo classical romantic guitar artist Robert Latimer or San Diego's #1 rated romantic classical guitar & violin duo – the Robert Latimer Duo for the ceremony and cocktail hour. Robert's maestro female violinist holds a degree in music and also performs in the La Jolla Symphony. See below here for good information, including numerous excellent client testimonials and many fine resorts & venues performed, for both solo & duo.
We understand that different events have different budgets so we offer either our fantastic 4, 5, 6 or 7 piece very professional band for your event.
We specialize in excellent professional client service and satisfaction.
You and your guests deserve the very best live music and entertainment your budget will allow and that is exactly what The SensationS Band of San Diego is guaranteed to deliver!
The SensationS are very interactive and will keep you and your guests dancing, entertained and having FUN the entire time.
Our great sax player, who holds a music degree, and lead guitarist both use wireless systems which allow them to go out into the audience on a few songs and perform live around the dancers which is very entertaining, always enjoyed by everyone and creates extraordinary entertainment value for you and your guests.
We don't just play great music, we also put on a great show!
Our clients say it best:
"Your band made our corporate event happen. We've had nothing but excellent comments from our guests. Everyone raved about your music and danced the entire time. Thank you for your professionalism and great entertainment!"
''The SensationS Band has it all: Great Music, Great Professionalism & Great Service. They were the highlight of our wedding reception. All of our guests had a wonderful time dancing to their music. We highly recommend The SensationS Band for any event. Thanks again for a very memorable evening!''
"Thank you for an amazing performance for our 16th annual Heartwalk in Balboa Park. Your lively music was enjoyed by all and it was a pleasure working with you."
The American Heart Association
"We hired The SensationS to perform for my birthday party. We had over 100 guests and the band was the focal point. The SensationS were absolutely fantastic! The guitarist and sax player played out on the dance floor around the dancers which was very entertaining. They were a lot of fun and I will hire them again."
"We could not have asked for a better band for our wedding at the Hotel Del. The SensationS were a breeze to work with from the beginning and they put on a great show for our guests! Everyone had a blast and commented specifically on how much fun the band was! We highly recommend The SensationS for any wedding or event!"
"The SensationS Band was awesome! They were very professional and my guests LOVED them. They interacted with the guests and had them up and dancing in no time. I loved the variety of songs they performed and will hire them again for future events. I highly recommend them."
"The SensationS performed for our wedding reception in Rancho Santa Fe and have got to be the best band in San Diego! They are also very easy to work and we really appreciated their flexibility. We are so grateful we found The SensationS Band and we just can't thank them enough for all they did for our wedding. Thank you so much Robert & The SensationS!"
Brian & Alison Ross
"We really appreciate the great work you did for our corporate convention! You played a lot of great dance songs and kept the energy level up. We were very pleased with The SensationS Band."
Joyce Hseih, PN Life Sciences Corporation
"The SensationS truly made our wedding a special night. The band was fantastic and very interactive with our guests. They even went the extra mile to MC for the reception and learn a special song for my wife and me. Everyone, from youngest to oldest, had the best things to say about the band and we could not agree more. We are very appreciative of the SensationS Band and highly recommend them for your wedding or event."
Lt. Andy Bockus, US Navy
''Thank you SensationS for a superb performance at our wedding reception. All of our guests thoroughly enjoyed dancing to your great music. We appreciate the band taking the time to learn the special song which we requested. The band did a very nice job. We wish you the best and continued success.''
Kathy & Robert Gately
"We hired The SensationS Band for our wedding cocktail hour and reception. For the cocktail hour we had Robert play his solo romantic classical guitar music which contributed greatly to the atmosphere while hors d'oeuvres were passed. After the cocktail hour the 6 piece band began playing. They put on a great show from the first to the last song. They had an excellent playlist and had a good feeling about which songs to play. Everybody had a great time dancing and celebrating. Thank you so much for such a fantastic job! We are so glad that we had you play for our wedding. We couldn't have asked for any better. I would recommend the SensationS Band to everyone that enjoys great live music! Thank you SensationS!"
Mareike & Michael Arreola
"We were thrilled with The SensationS Band. All of our business dealings were very professional. The SensationS were the perfect choice for our wedding. We will not hesitate to recommend them to our friends."
Dan & Cynthia Dadmun
"The SensationS played for our wedding and were fantastic! We loved the wide variety of songs they played. We couldn't believe that one band could play so many songs and play them all so very well. All the guests danced and enjoyed themselves all night long. The great live music and the band made our wedding perfect. Thank you Robert and The SensationS for a wonderful evening!"
Nancy & Ken Privett
"Thank you Robert for all the hard work and talent you and your skilled musicians put into our corporate event. Your music was excellent and we appreciated your lively interaction with our guests by The SensationS."
Kim Ruby, Medical Center Pharmacies Corporation
''We had so many compliments on your music for our annual party. We all had a great time. Thank you for your professionalism.''
"Thank you for the great fun and music for our New Years Eve party. All of our guests had a fantastic time. We look forward to working with you again."
Cliff & Susan
"Thank you for playing for our wedding reception. Everyone loved your music and we will be hiring you again for our corporate Christmas party."
''Thank you Robert & The SensationS Band for a great evening. We and our guests really enjoyed your performance.''
"We had a great time! We danced and danced all through the night."
Out of all the bands in San Diego The SensationS were selected by a major national talent agency to perform 3 big shows for 2,000 guests in the main room, Sails Pavilion, at the San Diego Convention Center for an international corporate gala event. Another major national talent agency selected The SensationS to perform for 1,000 guests for a gala event for an international convention in the Grand Ballroom at the Anaheim Marriott. The American Heart Association selected The SensationS to be the only band to perform for 10,000 people at their national event in Balboa Park which was covered by NBC News and KOGO radio station selected The SensationS to perform for 2 of their events at Qualcomm Stadium.
Our excellent 4 piece SensationS Band consists of 4 of San Diego's finest professional musicians including great male lead singers, incredible sax player who holds a music degree, fantastic 3 part professional harmonies, amazing keyboards, 2 great lead guitarists and all star band. Even our drummer holds a music degree.
No other 4 piece band in San Diego can provide all of that quality instrumentation including the keyboards and sax.
Our standard 5 piece SensationS Band features the amazing voice of our spectacular female singer, age 26, as well as 2 outstanding male lead singers and all star band which is renowned for top caliber professional lead vocals, fantastic professional 4 part harmonies, superb musicianship and excellent audience rapport. Also featured is our virtuoso lead guitarist as well as our incredible sax player who dazzles our audiences with his brilliant playing while adding a very CLASSY sound to the band. He also doubles on professional keyboards.
No other 5 piece band in San Diego can provide all of that quality instrumentation including the keyboards, sax and 3 great lead singers.
Our sax player does double on keyboards however he can't play the sax & keys at the same time so we also offer our superb 6 piece which adds our maestro keyboard artist specialist for great keys on every song or even as a full 7 piece show band by adding our 2nd female singer for a 2 girl front.
On request, we can even perform some great Line Dance and country songs.
Here are a few of our clients & venues:
Performed on NBC Television
Henry Schein Inc. (Fortune 500 company)
Balboa Park for 10,000 people for national event covered by NBC News (only band selected)
Qualcomm Stadium twice
2 Concerts – California Center for the Performing Arts in Escondido
KOGO Radio Station events
3 Galas - San Diego Convention Center - for 2,000 guests in the 90,000 square feet main room, Sails Pavilion, for international corporate convention
Gala - Anaheim Marriott - Grand Ballroom for 1,000 guests for an international corporate convention
San Diego Convention Center - Corporate Awards Banquet for 500 guests
Park Hyatt Aviara (5 star rated) Resort Ballroom
The Hotel Del Resort - Grand Ballroom
La Jolla Country Club - Grand Ballroom
La Jolla Shores Hotel - The La Jolla Room & Terrace
Seapointe Resort - Grand Ballroom
Paradise Point Resort - Grand Ballroom
Bahia Resort - Grand Ballroom
Catamaran Resort - Grand Ballroom
Double Tree Golf Resort - Grand Ballroom
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay - Grand Ballroom
Coronado Golf Course
Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club - Grand Ballroom
Mariners Village - Ballroom
Ivy Hotel - Downtown San Diego for corporate event
ERE Corporation Expo 2009
PN Life Sciences Corporation
The American Heart Association
The American Association For Respiratory Care
Medical Center Pharmacies Corporation
Liberty Glove & Safety Corporation
Mary Kay Corporation
Union Bank corporate sponsored fund raiser
National & State Historic Landmark boat "The Berkeley"
Quail Botanical Gardens
Barona Casino - Main Room
Viejas Casino - Main Room
Admiral Kid Officer's Club - Harbor View Room
Orfila Winery in Escondido
Ponte Winery in Temecula
The Army and Navy Academy
Twin Oaks House & Gardens in San Marcos
The Grand Tradition in Fallbrook
Mission Beach Women's Club
MCAS Miramar Officer's Club
MCAS Miramar Enlisted Club
OLMC - New Years Eve gala events - 4x
G.A.S - New Year's Eve gala event
El Prado - Loggia Room in Balboa Park
Tom Ham's Lighthouse - California Room for wedding
The Planters Hotel - Brawley
Hard Rock Cafe - La Jolla
Encinitas Community Center Ballroom
ZLAC Rowing Club 2x
Many beautiful weddings, fund raisers, excellent private parties and major special events.
For weddings, we can also provide first rate, very beautiful professional ceremony and cocktail hour music by either San Diego's premier professional Solo classical romantic wedding guitar artist Robert Latimer or San Diego's #1 rated, very elegant, romantic Classical Guitar & Violin wedding Duo – the Robert Latimer Duo.
Robert's maestro female violinist holds a degree in music and also performs in the La Jolla Symphony. Robert's performance instrument is the world renown Hernandis Grand Concert classical guitar which has magnificent sound and the very finest San Diego has to offer.
Our many wedding clients find it very convenient to have all of their professional live music and entertainment bundled together in one, affordable package. From fine Solo romantic classical guitar or very elegant romantic classical guitar & violin Duo, to beautiful dinner music to great dance music, The SensationS are San Diego's most complete entertainment package and are ideal for weddings as we can provide all of your professional live music and entertainment.
Solo, duo and band, The SensationS do it all first rate and first class for your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception for weddings.
* Solo Classical Romantic Guitar Artist – Robert Latimer
For superb professional classical guitar & violin Duo, click "Romantic Guitar & Violin Duo" for 8 exquisite audio demos, song lists and photos.
SensationS founder and lead guitarist Robert Latimer is also San Diego's premier professional classical guitarist & romantic guitar artist and is available to perform as a very highly skilled solo artist for your wedding, dinner or event. His performance instrument is the world renown Hernandis Grand Concert classical guitar which has magnificent sound and the finest San Diego has to offer. It may be lightly amplified. The rare woods for this extremely valuable instrument come from Spain, Africa & Brazil.
Maestro classical romantic guitar artist Robert Latimer has performed at Rockefellers Concert Hall and for many weddings and corporate events at San Diego's finest resorts and venues including the Performing Arts Center in Escondido, the famous Hotel Del Resort, 5 star Grand Del Mar Resort Chapel & 5 Diamond Rated world-class Addison Restaurant (1st artist to have ever performed there), 5 star L'Auberge Resort in Del Mar (ranked among the top resorts in the world by Conde Nast Traveler magazine – the world's premier travel publication), 5 star Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Manchester Grand Hyatt (2nd largest hotel on west coast of the United States), Alvarado Estates concert for California State Assemblyman Marty Block & San Diego City Councilwoman Marti Emerald, Catamaran Resort, Coronado Island Marriott Resort, Humphreys By The Bay Resort, La Jolla Country Club, Seapointe Resort in Carlsbad, La Jolla Shores Hotel, La Jolla Torrey Pines Hilton, La Valencia Hotel at La Jolla Shores, Del Mar Hilton, Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, Bayfront Hilton, Pauma Valley Golf & Country Club, Handlery Hotel & Resort, Sheraton Shelter Island, Kona Kai Yacht Club, Sheraton Harbor Island, Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club, Horton Plaza, Chateau La Jolla Inn, Double Tree Hotel in Claremont, Ca., Ocean View Villas, Admiral Kid Officer's Club, Ponte Winery in Temecula, El Prado in Balboa Park – Loggia Room, Zorro Gardens & Fountain Courtyard, Orfilla Winery in Escondido, Westin Galleria Hotel Regal & Imperial Suites, The Sleek Retreat, Twin Oaks House & Gardens in San Marcos, Tom Ham's Lighthouse Restaurant for private event, Vista Optimist Club, Soka University in Aliso Viejo, Petroleum Club, Decorative Center, Harbor Inn Ocean View Room, Quail Gardens in Encinitas, The Grand Tradition in Fallbrook, Wedding Bowl at La Jolla Shores, in Balboa Park - Marston House, Rose Garden, Saint Frances Chapel & Museum of Man, Birch Musuem at La Jolla Shores, Galleria Neiman Marcus, Palisades Park, Seagrove Park in Del Mar, San Diego Employer Advisory Board, Brockton Villa at La Jolla Cove, San Diego Rowing Club, North Island Naval Base, Encinitas Inn & Suites, ZLAC Rowing Club, Cabrillio National Monument, L'Auberge de France, Ellen Browning Scripps Park in La Jolla, Karl Strauss Brewery Gardens, Juniper Serra Museum in Presidio Park, North Chapel NTC, All Hallows Chapel in La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe Riding Club, Hacienda De Vega, Mount Soledad Park, Mulberry Park in San Marcos, Sunset Cliffs, Graham Memorial Church, Torrey Pines State Park, many private concerts and much more.
''Wonderful! Thanks again for the beautiful job you did.''
''Thank you Robert for making last night so successful. You are a great musician and very one loved your music. Thank you again Robert.''
Dorit & Ralph Yates
"Robert Latimer is a true professional. His playing is superb and he is wonderful to work with. We appreciated his accommodating nature and flexibility. I highly recommend Robert's talents to anyone looking to add a very classy and sophisticated touch to their wedding or event."
"Robert Latimer is an extremely talented and accomplished guitarist. He is genuinely concerned about your event and when that event is a wedding his genuine concern means everything. He is prompt, reliable, professional and passionate about the music he performs. I highly recommend him for your wedding or event."
"Robert Latimer played for our post wedding celebration and we were very pleased with his professionalism and the skill with which he played. He was on time and very accommodating. He played many beautiful songs and even took requests. We strongly recommend his professional services for your event. We know that you will be very pleased."
Charles & Marlenne Conradi
"Robert Latimer is an excellent performer and was very helpful in making my anniversary picnic very romantic and beautiful. He was flexible and even offered recommendations for the perfect songs to play for the occasion. He was prompt with all coordination and was easy to get in touch with. I highly recommend Mr. Latimer for your event big or small. He was great and my wife and I had the most romantic picnic with classical music atop Mount Soledad. Awesome!"
"Robert is very professional and organized. He played beautiful music for our ceremony. I recommend Robert for your wedding."
"Please accept a huge 'thank you' from everyone for your wonderful concert last night. Everybody loved your music. Your presentation was flawless and your great kindness will be remembered for a long time. Thanks again Robert."
"Robert Latimer performed as a solo romantic guitar artist for my wedding and I couldn't have asked for a better musician. He's wonderful! Prior to my wedding Robert was great to work with. He was very detailed in his agreements and was available and prompt with all of our correspondences. His music was seamless and he played beautifully – a perfect addition to a perfect day. I would recommend Robert to anyone looking for a musician for their wedding or event."
Liz & Justin Thomas
"Robert responded promptly to my inquiry. He is very personable and accommodating and interacted nicely and warmly with my guests and family. His repertoire of beautiful classical guitar music and popular songs played instrumentally were perfect for our party. He is an excellent musician to hire for your party or event!"
"Thank you Robert for playing your romantic guitar music for our 12th annual CEC Conference. It was a pleasure working with you. Thanks again for sharing your exceptional talent with us."
Sonya Porth - San Diego Employer Advisory Board Conference Commitee Chair
"Your performance was the highlight of the evening. Thank you Robert for making our dinner a success. It was a pleasure working with you and our club members appreciated your wonderful talent as a guitarist."
Nathan Jones, President - San Diego Rowing Club
* San Diego's #1 rated classical guitar & violin duo – Robert Latimer Duo:
Robert can also perform as a very elegant and romantic professional classical guitar & violin wedding duo. His maestro female violinist holds a degree in music, in violin performance, and also performs as a member of the La Jolla Symphony. The Robert Latimer Duo has performed at many of San Diego's finest resorts and venues always to rave reveiws. The Robert Latimer Duo is San Diego's top rated romantic classical guitar & violin duo and are guaranteed to help make your wedding, corporate function, dinner or event perfect.
The Robert Latimer Duo has performed together for weddings, corporate functions and private parties at the famous Hotel Del Resort, 5 star L'Auberge Resort in Del Mar (ranked among the top resorts in the world by Conde Nast Traveler magazine – the world's premier travel publication), 5 star Grand Del Mar Resort & 5 Diamond rated world-class Addison Restaurant (1st artists to have appeared there), 5 star Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, La Jolla Torrey Pines Hilton (for Qualcomm Corporate event), Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club, Bayfront Hilton (for major international Corporate event), Sheraton Harbor Island, Double Tree Hotel in Claremont, Ca., Ponte Winery in Temecula, All Hallows Chapel in La Jolla, Vista Optimist Club, The Grand Tradition in Fallbrook, Wedding Bowl at La Jolla Shores, Ocean View Villas, Museum of Man in Balboa Park, North Chapel NTC, Seagrove Park in Del Mar, Soka University in Aliso Viejo, Hacienda De Vega, Presidio Park, Yorba Linda private party and much more.
"Thank you so much for truly making our day special. It was your beautiful music which brought my wedding dream to a reality. I could clearly hear the music from behind the foliage right before my walk down the isle. The combination of violin & classical guitar was such an integral part of my ceremony atmosphere. I am so happy with your performance and I couldn't have asked for anything more. Thank you so much for the amazing music that you played for Chris & I and our guests on our wedding day. We appreciate your talent and passion for your art and feel that you both truly did a great job! We are both so pleased with everything and it would be our pleasure to recommend you to our friends for their weddings."
Joy & Chris Gravitt
"I highly recommend the Robert Latimer Duo for your wedding musicians! They played all of the songs which I requested perfectly! They were very responsive to all of our communications so I had no worries from the very beginning. They showed up on time, beautifully dressed and their music was wonderful for our ceremony. The combination of the classical guitar and violin complimented our day perfectly! I continue to recommend them to all of my friends who are getting married. Thank you Robert!"
Rebecca & Adam Haugen
"You did a wonderful job. The music you played made our wedding day special. Our guests really enjoyed your music and we received many compliments on how well you performed. We will definitely refer you to our family and friends for weddings and other events."
Adam & Jezel Bow
"Thank you Robert for the lovely music you your duo played for Katie & Dan's ceremony and cocktail hour at the L'Auberge Resort last week."
"Thank you so much! We were delighted to have you play for our ceremony & cocktail hour and we really appreciate all the love and effort you put into performing on our special day!"
Alison & Brian Ross
"The Robert Latimer Duo was a very talented and classy addition to my wedding. They accommodated me perfectly for an outdoor performance. Thank you for your wonderful performance. Your professionalism and love for your music is noticed and appreciated." Christine & Carl Morris
"The Robert Latimer Duo was a wonderful addition to celebrate my mother's birthday! They were very professional and their music was beautifully performed! Thanks so much for making this celebration so special!!"
We look forward to hearing from you and in providing San Diego's very finest professional live music and entertainment to help make your wedding, party or event fantastic.
When your hire The SensationS Band of San Diego you are guaranteed a first rate professional performance and a fun and very memorable time for all.
Our calendar fills up very quickly so please contact us as soon as possible so we may reserve your date on our calendar and we can be available for you.