Here is what some of our past clients & fans had to say about our performance. Contact info can be supplied if requested.

   You can also go to our reviews on Google to see more reviews of the band !!!



Saul Balasiano              January 2024

A great time was shared by all. Thanks to The Strictly 60's Band. As President of the Holiday City Carefree Newtork of Neighbors Club, I extend a great thanks on behalf of myself, my club committee officers and the over 200 "Flower Children" who attended our Nostalgic Strictly 60's event. Joel Bridgewater, you and your band members made my first event as a new club President a huge success.

Trish Shannon                     January - 2024

Awesome !!!!!!!! Awesome !!!!!!!!!! Awesome !!!!!!!!!! Joel and the guys played at my husband's 70th birthday party this weekend. They were great, fun, accommodating (came out in that terrible rain) and interactive with the party. As always, the music was excellent. I have gone to see them play in other places over the last few years and they NEVER disappoint. I highly recommend them. Thank you , thank you, thank you... for a great time!!!!!!

 Google from a party we played on Saturday in Clark Dec 2,2023

Chester Uhlik   

All that I can say is.......WOW! For the past 21 years, the Clark American Legion has been hosting an "Oldies Nite" fundraiser and, while we've had various performers and a great time. After seeing "The Strictly 60's Band" over the summer I decided to give them a shot.......What a great choice!!

Joel and the group had over 100 people up dancing and singing all nite! I've never had so many people come up complimenting me on the performance!

Thanks for a tremendously successful nite and we all look forward to doing it again next year!


Therese Samuels
June 15th, 2023

They are the best band I have ever heard when you get a chance come and hear them, they are worth it -  they play the best 60s music and it takes you back to a much better time,when you can dance and have lots of fun. What we really enjoy the most is the lead singer Joel gets the audience involved he asks questions and talks to his audience. You can also see the whole band has lots of fun.they really enjoy playing for their audience.
Angela Citara

 March 19, 2023

I’ve seen this band numerous of times.Keeps the crowd singing and dancing.. Great Band.Joel and his band is worth more than 5 stars.

Albert Coyte

Nov 11,2022

Awesome live music 60's band...they really rocked our class reunion this past Wednesday!! They had everybody up and dancing mist of the night!! If you want a great party, book The Strictly 60s Band...we loved them!!!

Bill Knowles

  Nov 5, 2022

Hired Joel & the boys for our High School Reunion. If you want a good band, don't hire them - If you're looking for a GREAT band then don't think twice about hiring them. As a musician myself I was really impressed with their performance that kept everyone on the dance floor all night long! Fantastic musicians with solid vocals and harmonies. Most of all they are extremely professional, accommodating and go beyond to satisfy the customer. Don't hesitate to book the Strictly 60's Band - You'll be getting the best!

Tiffany Kenny

  Oct 11, 2022

Strictly 60's were a HIT! I have had Strictly 60's perform a few different times at our senior living facility here in Tinton Falls, New Jersey and the residents absolutely loved them! Joel engaged with the crowd and made sure everyone was signing and having a good time. The rest of the band members were great, talented and kept the crowd engaged. I would highly recommend Strictly 60's! We are looking forward to having them back!

Alyssa Rudic

  Sept 10, 2022

We hired the Strictly 60s Band for our end of summer car show and they were great! They showed up really early to set up and were a pleasure to work with! We will absolutely be using them in the future! Thanks Joel!

William Roth

  Aug 1, 2022

Strictly 60's performed for us recently and what an amazing performance it was. In addition to the great music they really took the time to engage the crowd. We will most certainly have them back!


Allan Newman

 June 19, 2022

great show. Had entire audience involved. The audience could not get enough of the band. They are professional and put on a terrific show. we will certainly get them back again.....

sherry gaffey

 Jan 27, 2022

The Strictly 60's Band played at my "surprise" 70th birthday party at the Spotswood VFW Post #4589. Was I surprised to see the the smiling face of my long time friend Joel Bridgewater and his band of which I have been enjoying for over 15 years "celebrating me". What a night of great music enjoyed by all. Music makes the party and Strictly 60's nailed it. "Long Live Strictly 60's".

Jimmy Givens

 Jan 2022

The Strictly 60s Band is a very well-established rock & roll band specializing in the music that is their name! They have an immense following and the band always fills the dance floor! Either in a commercial venue or for your private party… The Strictly 60s band will make your event a GUARANTEED SUCCESS!

Lea Lenee'  - Oct 8th - 2021

As organizer of a Social Club 55+, Stictly 60’s is a band that my group really enjoys. They provide a really fun evening. Their song selections are great and they have us up and dancing the whole night. They are a very talented group of musicians and I try very hard not to miss any of their events if possible. Definitely worth going to see!!!!!

Susan  Recreation & Events - Seacaucus NJ    Oct 3rd - 2021

I hired The Strictly 60's Band to perform at our town Street Fair in 2019 and again this year. They are an amazing band that not only sounds incredible, they get the audience singing along and literally dancing in the streets. Joel is the bandleader and a true gentleman. He is a pleasure to deal with. In 2019, he made a suggestion for stage placement for future Street Fairs, and we followed his advice this year after years of experimenting with placement, and found it to be the perfect suggestion. I plan to have The Strictly 60's Band perform at our Street Fair for many years to come.


Liz Egan  Summer Concert - Princeton NJ   Oct 3rd 2021

Great fun! Strictly 60s always gets the crowd going when they play in Princeton! Their set is engaging and will have you singing along to the best of the era. They even throw in some fun facts about your favorite hits too! Such a friendly and professional band who have a true passion for what they do!

Robert Clouse  - Summer Concert - Otisville NY   - Sept 29, 2021

The Strictly 60’s band played for our village Centennial in September and we’re fantastic! If you want music from the 1960’s, this is your band. They are very talented musicians, and cover it all. Joel B., the bandleader, was a pleasure to work with. He is great at “working the house” and getting the crowd involved. I can’t say enough about this band. They were great!

Liz Egan - Outdoor Concert - Princeton NJ  Oct 4, 2021
So wonderful to meet you in person Joel! Thanks again for playing for us and for the people of Princeton. We had many people come up to us after the show talking about how much they enjoyed Strictly 60s  Great day!


Rob DeGeorge - Privat Event - Columbus NJ       Sept 13, 2021
Outstanding job -  Thanks Joel!  I heard nothing but positive feedback today from residents so once I start booking dates/events for 2022.  You shall certainly hear from us so we can get you on the books again!



Debbie Stabile-Wisniewski - 5 Stars 0n Google review - Sept 9. 2021

Strictly 60’s played at my 60th birthday party which was attended by 100 friends at Our House restaurant. A band always makes the event and mine was the most awesome party ever. All the guests kept dancing and partying the entire time. Joel got the audience up and participating to every song. A picture is worth 1000 words and this video speaks for itself. All the guests can’t wait for my next party with this band. Will have them back again. Debbie

WIBG Dave Rave  5 Stars on Google review  - Sept 7, 2021

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I am a radio DJ spinning 60’s music with a huge record collection! When I need to hear those great 60’s song from a live band, Strictly 60’s is a top choice! Song selection is excellent and I like that they play the songs just like the records. I have been following this band for 20 years and they sound great, The dance floor stays active and the band is very engaging with the audience. Strictly 60’s playing the music I love!


Carl Brignola  5 STARS - On Google review  Sept 3.2021

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Been listening to the band for years. We very much enjoy the music, they are always a crowd favorite. My American Legion Post #129 Toms River has them as a regular band. If you like the 60’s you’ll love this band.

Renee Piercy  -  5 STARS - On Google reviews - Sept 1, 2021

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We've been following Strictly 60's for many years and at many different types of venues, indoors and out. We've never been disappointed. They have performed when a member was sick (pre-covid) and during personally stressful situations and they are 100% professional!! As long as a song is in their extensive playlist and they've been given a fair heads up, they will accommodate every request. Their interaction with the audience is always favorably anticipated and enjoyed. The band arrives ahead of time and fully prepared. Pros all the way!!
August 2, 2021

     Ellen Digiambattista Alper   9:20 AM

The concert last night in Toms River was absolutely great & even the clouds agreed since the rain kinda just passed over! We've seen you before & cant wait to see you again

Review by sharon W.

 July 24, 2021 Celebration••From Bayville, NJ

Joel and the guys were awesome! So much fun too! Nice interaction with the guests.
June 13, 2021 - Private Party - Basking Ridge NJ

Hi Joel-
You guys were AWESOME! Everyone loved the music!
Can’t wait to have you back!

Sept 14, 2019

Aprile Pulidore Kennedy You guys were great. We had lot of fun singing along.

Sept 12, 2019

Janet Kirch You are amazing! GOD bless u Joel for all the incredible joy and memories u bring to so many. Your heart is greater and bigger than any one can imagine.

Aug 3, 2019 - Private event - Manchester NJ

Hey Joel, thanks for doing a great job for the Brooklyn Club . You helped to make our event a success, 



July 30, 2019

Napoleon Paz Strictly 60s is simply  the best 60s band there is. Kudos, Joel. Keep on with the music.

  July 18, 2019    Monroe Summer Concert             Linda Bisk-Shiff

Thank you for your tremendous performance in Monroe Township on Thursday Night. We appreciate your fun,ability, and selection of songs.
June 17, 2019 - Ken Yodowitz Thank you for coming to the Brick Library yesterday. Nice to hear some live rock and roll on a Saturday afternoon. You guys did a great show! I certainly did not expect to hear Red Rubber Ball or Abraham, Martin and John or That's Life! Excellent versions. I'm hoping to get over to Cruise Night in Toms River to see the band again (hoping to hear some DC5 or Stones?). What is the exact date of the Cruise Night show?
June 9, 2019  Township of Seacaucus - Street Fair 

Thank YOU Joel!  We haven’t had that big of a turnout for one of our concerts at the street fair since I’ve been running it. Usually people stop for a few minutes, watch the band and then move on through the fair.  You guys had everyone literally  dancing in the streets and singing along. I knew you would be great, but you exceeded my expectations!  

For as long as I am doing this fair, you guys are welcome back every June!

Thank you again. It was our pleasure to have you with us!


April 16, 2019 -

 Stan Schick I just saw this band at Sweeney’s in Brick Sunday night. They were great. Almost every song they sang brought back memories. Go see them. You won’t be disappointed.

Oct 15, 2018

Review by Kathy K. FROM BRICK, NJ ON 10/14/2018

I hired them for a community concert at my facility. I had never hosted such an event before and they were extremely accommodating and helpful in my planning. They relieved any concerns I had before the event and then provided us with an amazing show on top of it. all that attended had a fantastic time. Thank you Joel and the band for a great day.

Sept 30,2018

By: Janet Kirchheimer of Xaitamax LLC

"The Strictly 60's band will entertain your guests all night long, people will be singing in their seats and dancing. They are an amazing band, each musician in the band also sings, so the harmony is also amazing. Joel the lead singer is incredible. If you like the oldies this is the band that you will love! You won't want to let them leave and you will be singing the songs you love and remember even when your event is over. "

August 18, 2018 

Marianne Mecca - catlover523mm@verizon.net
Just got home from seeing your show in Barnegat.  It was fantastic.  Great band; great songs, and a great night out.  I just moved down to the Barnegat area and this was the best time I've had yet. Thank you so much for bringing back so many songs from my younger years.
August 4, 2018 - 

Wayne Grey‎ to THE STRICTLY 60S BAND 

What a fantastic concert tonight at Burlington County Institute of Technology. Your band is fantastic, we loved the songs, your interaction with the audience, the patriotic songs, just everything. The talent of everyone in the group and their love of performing made this night very special for us. Thank You.

August 4, 2018 - 

Patrice Nisson Granaldi‎ to THE STRICTLY 60S BAND

We had the best time last night at BCIT with Strictly 60's and friends! Oh What a Night!

August 4, 2018

Brenda Gonzalez‎ to THE STRICTLY 60S BAND

Had a blast at the amphitheater! The Band is awesome! Thank you for the way you had the audience participating! Now that’s an entertainer!❤️

June 6, 2018

Dawn Heyson‎ to THE STRICTLY 60S BAND

A great time was had at the Little Egg Harbor tonight! Thank you so much - you always put on a great show!
September 17, 2017

Regina Bandini‎ to THE STRICTLY 60S BAND

Saw you at Pirate's Day in Barnegat yesterday. You guys were amazing.

December 11, 2016 

Napoleon Paz‎ to THE STRICTLY 60S BAND 

Greatest 60s band in the world!!!!!

Martha Rose Ernst‎ to THE STRICTLY 60S BAND

September 24, 2016 · 

You guys are great!

MARCH 12, 2016 - Beth El Synagogue - 50 Maple Stream Road, East Windsor, NJ, Private Event / Dance

Hi Joel,
So many people were raving about you guys on Saturday night. And I'm still hearing wonderful things! Your band was fantastic and made the night fun and memorable.

We will definitely keep you in mind for future events and hope to be able to refer you to others as well. 
Thank you so much,
Wendy and Dana
​JULY 15, 2015 - Ocean County Library / Manchester Branch

Hi Joel,

Thank you for your great performance at the Manchester branch in celebration of the Ocean County Library’s 90th anniversary highlighting the decade of the 1960’s.

Our patrons enjoyed hearing all the great tunes of The Beatles, 4 Seasons, Motown  and other artists from the ‘60s. You had our patrons dancing on the floor!

Thanks again for a memorable performance.

My best,

JUNE 16, 2015 - College re-union - held in Montpelier Virginia

We hired Strictly 60's to play at a reunion of lifelong friends from college in the 60's. Finding a band that specializes in this music is difficult and any quality band playing "our music" would have pleased the guests. However Strictly 60's nailed it! They are consummate quality musicians and the crowd was stunned. Joel, besides being a great lead singer, was engaging, witty and played to the crowd. They easily handled requests, had the guests moving and a great, great time was had by all. Many asked where the band came from and how were they found.The band was the hit of the weekend.

We will be hiring them again!!   
Allen Feldman


Always a great review when Strictly 60's comes to Heritage Point.
It was great to see you again-will keep the band in mind for upcoming
events and I always recommend you to other Resort Directors.
Stay well,
Marie C 
This was the first event I went to as a National Constitution Center member. The day I joined, I saw the advertisements and heard the music promoting the 1968 exhibit. That exhibit rocked and I enjoyed the night. The Strictly 60s band, which played music for Retro-Rama, was AMAZING!
 Rob B

Joel, the lead is loquacious, gregarious, as you would expect, playing the crowd, and one dy-no-mite singer. As I said, they are our favorites !

Meg and Bill"  Landyacht65@aol.com


You did an awesome job!!  You went above and beyond with the music trivia and parking your groovey van on the front circle.  We really had nothing but ultra positive feedback from the guests.  It was a great time.  I will push to have your band  back at Skytop!! 

Kimberly M Activities Director Skytop Lodge One SkytopSkytop PA 18357

  We have had many performers at The Little Egg Harbor Library over the years – but in all honesty you guys by far were the best we have ever had, We definitely support another Strictly 60's concert at Little Egg Harbor, so maybe we can plan another summer concert 
 K Pennell Branch Mgr ocean County - little Egg harbor Branch

     Joel & Band - 
  Our members had a GREAT Time – The band was fabulous !!!
   Marie Clark Heritage Point Barnegat NJ

  We all love you, and love hearing you sing... I even get upset when I hear too much instrumentals in a song, as I enjoy hearing you sing more... and friends agree. You Rock
  Janet K Entertainment & Promotions XaitamaxLLC

   I recently saw The Strictly 60's band at a "Oldies" concert in Stafford Township NJ - to be blunt & to the point - they stole the show- they performed a high energy set that my friends are still talking about.

Review by: Jay F.    
Event Date: April 21, 2012
Event: Concert Venue in Ocean City, NJ

People were amazed, everybody kept asking me how did I find them. Their performance was so good that both, my wife and I were saying that if we were to indulge ourselves we would hire them to play for us at home. What  beatiful music, such great voices, the whole performance was great. Thank you so much for having given us this opportunity
D Saporta" MD   November 16, 2013

Sherie N Constantin 1/27/2013

You were great tonight at the Colts Neck Inn!! Can't wait to see you again - thanks for a great night!! :-)

Walter (D.J. BigW) Cooper   1/30/2013       babyboomkaraoke@yahoo.com

Wow, what a great night at Colts Neck Inn, you had the place rocking. Thanks also for allowing me to sing with the band.


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