ABOUT THE BAND‎ > ‎

Client Reviews

"I have worked with Gayle Wilson and her band for many years at Ashland Springs Hotel in Ashland, Oregon. She and her band have been at Jefferson Public Radio's large fundraisers, weddings, holiday parties and the annual Chocolate Festival. Gayle is a professional and brings it all to the dance floor. They have a great sound and an awesome following. I would highly recommend her large or small band for just about any type of gathering."  Gina DuQuenne, Senior Sales Manager, Neuman Hotel Group, Ashland, Oregon. Gina Duquenne  Gina.Duquenne@neumanhotelgroup.com


“The Gayle Wilson Band is fantastic! I always wanted a live band at my wedding and they exceeded my expectations. They rocked the stage! All my guests were very impressed and commented on how entertaining they were. Gayle accommodated my specific song requests and kept the dance floor hopping with the classics, swing, line dancing and good ol' rock'n roll! If you want to have a good dance party, Gayle's band is the best!” Rachel Fairbanks, rdavis.or@gmail.com


"In June 2018, I was fortunate to book the Gayle Wilson Trio to entertain guests at the glittering Soroptimist International of Ashland’s Installation Banquet. This was held in the glamorous Stardust Lounge at Ashland Hills. Gayle and her guys matched the magic of the even. They were smooth and jazzy, perfect for the grandeur of the formal evening. Gayle is so easy to work with, we all thoroughly enjoyed their music & I wouldn’t hesitate to engage them again. Grand entertainment!" Janie Burcart, Outgoing President, Soroptimists of Ashland, Oregon.  jburcart@eoni.com 


"What a blast to take in the amazing revue, "Blue Divas of the Roaring Twenties!" at Camelot Theatre. I was spellbound by the energy, savvy, sexiness and humor of these powerful female blues singers. The best part was Gayle Wilson and Jade Watt. They each captured their subjects perfectly as they sang sweetly about love and would then belt out songs of lust. So funny, rich and good!!!  This era was a huge, historic turning point in music. It was the first time women composed their own songs, cut their own records and were heard by both black and white audiences. This was the sound track to a crazy decade when much of America emerged from boring decades of good behavior and went wild with the delights of life. Brava!" Review by John Darling, Mail Tribune and Ashland Daily Tidings


“Gayle Wilson and her band have been playing at Rogue Valley Manor dinner dances for more than a dozen years.  They play many genres of music and their variety is amazing; the big band sound, rock & roll, swing, tango and many others.  The band's music is so danceable with many numbers enhanced by Gayle’s beautiful voice. They are a delight in their music and willingness to please. Thank you, Gayle, for your continued gift of music. Now let’s dance!” Jeannette Bournival, Chair, RVM Dinner Dance Committee. jabournival@gmail.com


"Gayle and her band have performed at several events we’ve had at our Southern Oregon ranch over the years. She appealed to our middle-aged and senior audiences alike. She interacts well with the audience and everyone always has fun, including Gayle!!   Gayle has a wonderful personality and beautiful voice.  She can play a wide variety of music and entertain most any group of listeners.  I strongly recommend Gayle and her band to anyone looking for folks who are not only good, but genuinely happy entertainers that love what they do. You won’t be disappointed." Larry Nicholson, Nicholson Ranch Mgr, Fort Klamath, Oregon  larry.nicholson.hayo@statefarm.com


The Gayle Wilson Band is an incredibly talented group of musicians who have performed for our senior populations numerous times. Their performance is always stellar and the music selection always fitting and fun.  Gayle’s charming and amiable personality draws the audience in, leaving everyone feeling included and special.  The Gayle Wilson Band leaves the audience wanting more every time. We always invite them to come back! Susan Lynch, Lead Resident Services Coordinator, Housing Authority of Jackson County, susan@hajc.net


"Hello, Good Morning and Congratulations Gayle! 
Last night's performance of "Girl Singers of the Big Band Era" at Camelot Theatre was M A R V E L O U S. The arrangements and direction by Dal Carver, plus the selection of the songs and performance of the musicians, was completely entertaining.  David Gabriel proved to be the perfect narrator with facts, vocal accompaniment, and just the correct amount of humor.  The research of facts about all the singers must have been a daunting job for someone.  Your vocalization and presentation made the musical 'too marvelous for words'."
Thank You. Terry Schultz   dkw115@earthlink.net

"My husband and I recently hosted a gathering of neighbors in our backyard with musical entertainment provided by Gayle Wilson and George Rubaloff.  What a magical evening!  Gayle and George are talented, creative and engaging. And it's obvious how much they love music and entertaining.  With their harmonious voices and two slightly unique instruments, they took us on a lively musical journey around the globe and back in time.  The spell they cast is due in part to the enticing mixture of songs they perform.  Everyone loved their interpretation of the familiar songs from the '20's, '30's and '40's.  But equally enjoyable were the quirky, clever tunes previously unknown to the audience, and the foreign tunes that transported us from Backyard, USA to a sidewalk café in France, a fountain in an Italian piazza or an outlaw hideaway in the mountains of old Mexico. Whatever your event, we highly recommend the music of this duo to make it memorable." Vickie and Bob Medders, Orange, California

Gayle Wilson

"Gayle, you just knock me out! The way you front the band, your connection to the audience, how you treat the material, your preparation, your style and grace, your confidence... Masterful! Some people are born with talent but it's the people that do the footwork and present that talent with precision, maximizing all aspects of the material and energizing the artists around them, presenting to the audience not just a well rehearsed show, but a gift. I'm truly inspired.  Thanks." Doug Warner. Past General Manager, Camelot Theatre, Talent, OR  97540  dwarner@jeffnet.org

"We wanted to treat our family to something special at our recent Family Reunion and filled the bill with Gayle & her Band.  It's almost two months later and they are still talking about how much fun they had and how much they enjoyed the music and entertainment.  The Band fit right in like they were part of the family!  We are so glad they are a part of our memories." Tom & Evie Aarseth, Central Point, OR

"The talented Gayle Wilson and her band provided a refreshing performance at our Pacific Northwest Kiwanis Convention held in Medford. Not only were her music selections and renditions of 50-60-70’s hits excellent and enjoyed by all, but every step from contact to contract negotiations to the performance itself was handled in a truly comfortable and professional manner.  Gayle is a talented and gracious performer and we are pleased to recommend Gayle to perform at any function." Sincerely, Claudell King, Lt. Governor PNW Kiwanis, Co-chair of the 92nd Annual PNW Convention.  claudellking@aol.com

"Dear Gayle, We need to thank you for the fantastic performance and music that you and your fellow musicians provided for our Rotary Christmas party.  I simply had no idea how talented your group was or that individually you had such a wonderful voice.  It was a great evening and we were fortunate that we selected you (and that you were available!) to provide our music.I really don’t know what to say other than thanks.  In large measure to you and your group our Christmas party was a great success!"  (Underlining & italics his) Warmest regards, Bob Strosser  bobs@cbprowest.com

"Dear Gayle, What a treat!  Count us in your growing fan club!  I found myself basking in the intricate weave of your vocals mixing with the complex and enchanting arrangements.  How do you do it all?  We've been telling everyone we know about the show.  I hope you have a great run.  Thanks for the gift of your Karen Carpenter Musical Spotlight to the community." 
Blessings, 
Gary and Roz Schrodt, Ashland, Oregon  Roz- 
rozinthismoment@msn.com   Gary- jammingman@gmail.com

"Gayle, Norie and I thoroughly enjoyed your performance on Karen Carpenter.  Norie and I thought it was the best spotlight you've done. We both have listened to a lot of Karen Carpenter on satellite radio and were curious to her story so researched it and learned a lot about her and her brother...a tragic story for sure.  We both just wanted to say "very well done" to you and the whole cast of people that made it possible. Brian O'Connor was the perfect narrator and Dal did a great job putting it all together...  Thanks, and we hope you have some great holidays!" Randy and Norie Miltier, Phoenix, Oregon  rmilt@charter.net

"We arranged a small gathering of relatives and friends this summer to celebrate our mother's birthday.  We hired a caterer for the event of 25 people and we also hired The Gayle Wilson Trio. They arrived early and stayed longer than expected. We had requested tunes from the 1940's and 1950's and they provided just that along with any requests from those who wished specific songs be played. Their music is absolutely wonderful and their harmony is awesome.  Gayle is an extremely professional performer and singer, beyond our expectations.  All of our guests and ourselves would highly recommend her band for any event where folks want high quality musical entertainment!"
Marc & Karen SchmausGold Hill, Oregon, schmaus_karen@yahoo.com