The Big Time
6101 Gardenridge Hollow, Austin, TX

The Big Time

6101 Gardenridge Hollow
Austin, TX 78750
6101 Gardenridge Hollow
Austin, TX 78750
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The Big Time is a corporate party band located at Austin, TX. There can be many reasons why one band is chosen over others for an important event, but one thing is certain, The Big Time will make your gathering one to remember. Your guests will literally leap out of their chairs and run to the dance floor when they hear The BIG TIME crank out their brand of the very best dance tunes, and they'll be talking about your special event for years to come. Tons of energy, versatile, entertaining are some of the most common adjectives used when talking about The Big Time. Adjectives that explain why The Big Time was chosen to play for President George W. Bush's Inaugural Ball in Washington DC in 2001. Same thing for being selected to play for the biggest pop-wedding of 2002, the Jessica Simpson/Nick Lachey nuptial party at Barton Creek Resort. Eight members strong, featuring two dynamite lead singers, Suzzanne Remeny and Mike Cross, and an incredible horn section, The Big Time plays the biggest social functions, as well as the best private corporate parties. Clients such as Motorola, SBC, Coopers and Lybrand, Chili's, Citgo, Sematech, as well as many others consistently ask The Big Time to play for their Big Time parties. There are many reasons why The Big Time is regularly chosen for events of this type, but you can sum it up this way...simply put, they make great parties even better.
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The Big Time, Austin — Eight of the most talented musicians found anywhere!  They've played for Presidents, governors, world reknown celebrities and thousands of happy party goers...just like they can for you!
The Big Time, Austin — Eight of the most talented musicians found anywhere! They've played for Presidents, governors, world reknown celebrities and thousands of happy party goers...just like they can for you!

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The Big Time, Austin — Lead vocalist Mike CrossThe Big Time, Austin — Michael,
We had such a successful event, and that can be attributed to our amazing entertainment!  Thank you for providing the talent that helped us party all night long.  I hope you enjoy the pictures and share them with the band members.
Thanks,
Amy PaytonThe Big Time, Austin — Mike Lucas & The BIG TIME-
  Thank you for doing such a great job for our first annual Deck The Halls.  We heard only amazing compliments about the band, and it was such a pleasure to work with you over the past several months.  I look forward to seeing your band back in the Waco area in the future.
  Beth Armstrong
  and the Junior League of WacoThe Big Time, Austin — The BIG TIME plays 2001 Presidential Inaugural Ball in Washington DCThe Big Time, Austin — October 8, 2007
Dear Mike,
Our daughter Brittany and her husband Austin were married in Tyler, TX on September 22, 2007.  "The Big Time" band played at their wedding reception at Willow Brook Country Club.  They were absolutely fabulous!  Everyone loved their music and had such a great time dancing.
Thank you so much, everything about the wedding was perfect and having a great band topped off the evening.  You were all a pleasure to work with.
Sincerely,
Natalie BoxThe Big Time, Austin — Dear Mike & The Big Time,
On behalf of my family, I sent you sincere thanks for your awesome performance at our wedding.  Your entertainment set the perfect tone, and everyone had so much fun.  We continue to hear rave reviews from all of our guests!  We all appreciate the great job you did, and you'll forever hold a special place in our memories!
Fondly,
Courtney Cristiani VarnerThe Big Time, Austin — Mike Cross working the crowd at a wedding reception!The Big Time, Austin — March 21, 2007
Dear Michael,
I wanted to thank you for all the hard work  you and your team did for my client, Natalie Livengood, and me on March 10.  The Big Time was wonderful!  I recieved so many compliments all evening from the guests and families.
Everyone, especially Natalie and John, were really happy with all the song choices they played, and the dance floor stayed packed!  You kept the party going until the end.
I look forward to referring my clients your way for future entertainment needs.  If there is anything I can do for you, just let me know.
Best wishes for your continued success!
Sincerely,
Mary, Elizabeth & Shea
The team at Diamond Affairs (Dallas)The Big Time, Austin — Lead vocalists Suzy Remeny and Mike Cross rockin' the house as only they can!The Big Time, Austin — The BIG TIME was a smash at outdoor amphitheatre in Texas, drawing thousands who danced, held up their bics and screamed for more!The Big Time, Austin — Casual or formal...The BIG TIME is perfect for any party occasion.The Big Time, Austin — April 25, 2005
Dear Mr. Lucas,
I just wanted to tell you how wonderful "The Big Time Band" was at the Helping Hand Gala on March 5, 2005.  They were a big hit!  Everyone had a great time dancing for a solid 2 hours.  I had many compliments on the band and what a great selection of songs they had.
I would definitely hire them again for any event.
Sincerely,
Jeanne Parker
2005 Helping Hand Gala ChairThe Big Time, Austin — Please accept this email as my written confirmation of how extremely pleased we were with Big Time Band playing for our 2008 Crystal Ball benefiting High Sky Children's Ranch in Midland.  Our event is one of the premier black-tie events each year with approximately 600 guests.  We experienced record attendance this year, raised more money than we ever have before, and had more people comment on the energy, enthusiasm, and fun generated by the band.  In looking at the final expenses/revenues, I realized more guests stayed longer into the evening than in previous years to enjoy the band and dance.  I personally observed (and participtated!) in the fun after our live auction ended.  The energy in the room was fantastic.  It seemed the band played on and on without breaking.  They are absolutely wonderful and I would recommend them to anyone hoping to create a fun event.  If I can personally recommend the band to anyone, I would be more than happy to do so.
Glenda Kelly
Past ChairmanThe Big Time, Austin — January 13, 2006
Mr. Michael Lucas
Dear Michael-
I wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed The BIG TIME at our holiday party this year.  The band members were very personable.  Being able to offer a variety of music is a key ingredient to a successful event.
Thank you for celebrating the season with D.R.Horton.
Kind regards,
Jeanne L. Chauvin
Executive Assistant to the PresidentThe Big Time, Austin — Dear Mike,
The Big Time us really Big Time in my book - and everyone at this year's Charity Ball agrees!  The band could not have been more wonderful and patient with all the extra things I asked them to do.  They hit every cue for the program, and then played music that got everyone's toes tapping and feet dancing.  The "more mature" couples so appreciated the lovely music that started the evening and the "younger set" thrilled when their turn came with livelier fare.  It truly was a night to remember - and we will always remember The Big Time!
Fondly,
Toby TateThe Big Time, Austin — Micheal and The Big Time,
Thank you, thank you for the fantastic music and energy provided at our celebration of Austin's Entrepreneurs.  Our guests enjoyed the evening, and we were very pleased with our performance once again.  Thank you for a great event.
Best,
Amy PaytonThe Big Time, Austin — The BIG TIME plays for Jessica Simpson/Nick Lachey wedding reception and is featured in People Magazine.The Big Time, Austin — Dear Mike,
Everyone adored the Big Time music at this year's Charity Ball.  "Everything" was perfect and you were a true delight to work with - again.  Many, many thanks.
Sincerely,
Susan Lewis
Nov 2006The Big Time, Austin — March 1, 2006
Mr. Michael Lucas
The Big Time

Dear Michael,

Thanks in part to your effores the 2006 Knights of Momus Coronation Ball was a success.  I have had lots of good feedeback about how much everyone enjoyed The Big Time.  It was the perfect group for the evening fun.

Thank you for all your help in making it all run smoothly.  I look forward to dancing to The Big Time again.

Sincerely yours,
David and Bertie Avery
2006 Ball ChairmanThe Big Time, AustinThe Big Time, Austin — May 10, 2005
To Whom It May Concern,
   It is with great pleasure that I have the opportunity to write this letter of recommendation for the band, Big Time.  When we were choosing the band for our daughter's wedding reception at Barton Creek Resort in Austin, Texas, we researched bands extensively.  We listened to CD's and visited with many different groups.  We honestly feel like we hit a "home run" with our choice of Big Time.  It is an extremely professional group of musicians.  They played a wide range of music from the 60's to the present day.
Our family couldn't have been more pleased with the level of excellence exhibited at our wedding reception.  Please feel free to call me anytime to inquire about Big Time.
Sincerly,
Linda Neidert
Odessa, TexasThe Big Time, Austin — Dear Mike,
Thank you for your patience and guidance in assisting Jennifer & me at the Walker/Dugan wedding!  The Big Time band was amazing!  The event wend exceptionally well and I am most appreciative of your part in the evening.  With regards-
Carole E. Oliphant
"Wedding Cordinator"The Big Time, Austin — Dear Michael,
Thank you for making our wedding so special@  Everyone from my grandmother to the flower girl thought you all were fabulous.  Thank you for everything!
Sincerly,
Katherine & ShawnThe Big Time, Austin — 6/21/06
The Big Time,
I just wanted to thank you for the outstanding entertainment at Holly & Barrett's wedding!  Not only were you so easy to work with, but you kept the guests on the dance floor all night!!  Thank you again & I am really looking forward to working with you soon!
Kelly ThorueThe Big Time, Austin — Suzy and Mike workin' it at Haley Barbour's 2008 Governor's Inaugural Ball in Jackson, MS.The Big Time, Austin — Thursday, April 28, 2005
Dear Michael,
It is always great to be called to suggest entertainment for the Texas Cavalier's King's Ball and i am really excited we chose the Big Time for our premier gala event.  From our first discussion to the last song you performed that evening, it was a pleasure working with you.

Thanks for orchestrating a terrific dinner set as we all dined.  I was busy at the head table, but I couldn't help looking over the heads of the folks coming down the receiving line to listen and watch the band turn our some great traditional classics.

Then thanks for fueling up the afterburners for the dance.  Everyone enjoyed the tunes until late in the evening.  The band sounds great.  The show is fun and the music was just right for the very diverse ages of our membership.

It's what we have come to expect from the Big Time.  We are glad we chose to ask you to return to our event.

Thanks for sending the photos, too!

Sincerely,
Rick CavenderThe Big Time, Austin — Dear Mike,
I want to thank you, Mike, for all that you did for our special day.  Big Time was the most amazing band! Everyone is still talking about how fantastic they were.  Kris and I had the most wonderful time at the reception.  We thank you for all that you did.
Brooke & Kris ShumanThe Big Time, Austin — June 20, 2006
Dear Michael,
I just wanted to write a quick letter to thank you for helping my daughter's wedding be one that will be remembered by our guests for a long time and our family forever.  After the bride and groom danced and then the bride and I danced, your inviting sound brought our guests to the dance floor, and they never left.  I cannot tell you all the songs that you played, but I wanted to dance to each one of them.  Only my wife's stern look urging me to talk to our guests kept me from being on the dance floor dancing to your songs all night.
Again, I wanted to compliment you on the way the band performed.  Several guests from different parts of the state have called me for your name.  I certainly hope that they hire you, and as important that they invite me to that party.
Sincerely,
Ronald B. WalkerThe Big Time, Austin — 8 May 2007
Well, the dust if clearing from gifts, boxes, decorations, and the rest of the things associated with the end of a wedding.  But the memories linger on, and one of the best is the wonderful music that the Big Time provided for our daughter Cathy's wedding!  After the dinner, the atmosphere changed from mellow and quiet to an explosion of sound, energy and excitement.  People pratically jumped from their seats to get out on the dance floor.  The floor was still packed when the band wrapped up with "Last Dance" by Donna Summer.  That is exactly what I had wanted...to leave them wanting more and for everyone to still be dancing.  Thanks so much for helping us along the way.  You were very kind to patiently answer all my e-mails and ease my worries.  We are still hearing from family and firends about how god the band was, and we continue to sing your praises.  Thanks again for providing all of us with such a "big time!!"
Warmly,
Mary Lou Wilmeth
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4/26/2010

"Memories to last a Lifetime", An Eventective User from Austin, Texas
The Big Time has played for both of our family weddings and our guests continue to rave about how outstanding the band was! The Big Time is so easy to work with, and their performances are alway spot on. They can engage the crowd like nothing we've ever seen... the employees at the reception venue told us they've never seen so many people out on the dance floor! They will be our go-to band for any future events for our family, without a doubt. Thank you, Big Time!

11/10/2009

"Top Notch", daver from Midland, Texas
The band was EXACTLY what we wanted. Great dance music, professionals for whom this isn't their "first rodeo". For many bands that I looked at on the web, the band's performance was about them...their "show", costumes, etc. The Big Time delivered what we wanted, great music that got people up & dancing, and so much fun.....but they didn't make it about the band, it was about our event. The Big Time will forever be the first band I'll recommend to anyone. Thanks to all the folks who made it happen.

7/13/2009

"Notes Of Nostalgia", cbullock from Brenham, Texas
Pure and absolute music nostalgia! The Big Time made all of our hopes and dreams come true, and I could not have been any more pleased with the performance on our wedding day. I was especially impressed by their rendition of my personal request, Billie Holiday’s “I'll Be Seeing You”, which I might add I threw their way just weeks before. I can't thank you all enough! Our guests had the absolute best time. The selection of songs caused everyone to just get up and dance, which is sometimes hard to do. The Big Time’s professionalism and talent far surpassed any band I have ever been associated with or heard before. Chris and I thank you a million times over; we know that our reception would not have been the same without you.
Best~Candice Kocian Bullock

6/28/2009

"Fabulous Entertainers", An Eventective User from Hewitt, Texas
Big Time Band was the hit of the evening at a high profile wedding reception held in Waco Texas June 2009. Guests could not stop dancing from the moment they started playing until the evening was over. The performers were absolutely fabulous and professional. Big Time made the evening very memorable and I will be recommending them to all my bridal clients. Mike Lucas, band manager, made the planning process a breeze. I look forward to seeing them again soon. You will not be disappointed. (Linda ~ Wedding Coordinator)

6/18/2009

"Marketing Manager", An Eventective User from Austin, Texas
We hired The Big Time to entertain our high-profile guests at a corporate after party we host every year. They had our guests dancing until 2 am! The band manager is easy to work with and very professional. They have been performing at this event for years and we have no plans to change! They play all genres and have both male and female singers. This is a great band for weddings, parties and corporate events!!
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