"Hi James! Thanks so much for a fantastic show! It was a great event! See you at the Park!"
Judy Schmidtke - Community Events Specialist - Fircrest Parks & Recreation
"Love the band! The quick transitions between songs, playing songs that resonate with normal people, the features for each muscian. Congratulations on making such a great band that has longevity with audiences over the years!" Cliff Colon - PNW Musician
"Hi Jim! Everyone said wonderful things about you guys and they were so thrilled to have you! We are very grateful for the good time you showed our residents. We would love to have you again next year! We will be in touch." Enjoy the rest of summer! Ashley Collier, Activities Director www.villagegreenretirement.com
"Didn't know about you guys until seeing you quite by accident Sunday night at McMenamin's in Tacoma. We were simply blown away, and will look forward to "next time" whenever that is. You guys already know how good you are, but I must tell you that seeing you play live - after all the shit we've been through over the last year and a half - felt like breathing again, or going from black and white to color. Your performance was life affirming, and seeing you guys create on-the-fly reminded me how we can all be magically connected by music. Thanks for sharing your art. You made my life better." Tom B.
“We had so many comments on how great the band was!! Thanks so much for working with us. I know the Charleston contest went on pretty long but since people were having fun, we let it play out. I look forward to hearing/seeing you again somewhere around town. Thanks again! ” - Lisa - Fox Island Community Recreation Association
“Hook Me Up played for my corporation's holiday party. They did a great job of playing a combination of jazz standards and holiday music. The group was very professional, responded quickly over email and showed up on time and played tirelessly for 4 hours with only a handful of breaks. All of the guests felt they were the highlight of the event.” - Eileen Sheets Blackrock Financial
“ Hook Me Up was one of the featured acts at the 2013 Jazz Under the Stars summer concert series at Pacific Lutheran University. As a professional musician, jazz educator, and producer of the Jazz Under The Stars series, I choose my performers carefully for their musical integrity, quality of presentation, and audience appeal. Hook Me Up met and exceeded all my criteria. All four members were superb musicians. The presentation flowed from one number to the next with no "dead space." The repertoire was a variety of familiar and tuneful jazz/rock fusion classics, funk, and popular instrumental pieces, spiced up with an occasional vocal from bandleader Tracey Hooker. The audience was enchanted and individuals were still thanking me a week later for showcasing Hook Me Up. Thank you Tracey, James, Osama, and Aaron for a great job!” - David Deacon-Joyner, Director of Jazz Studies Producer, Jazz Under the Stars Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA
“Thanks for your band’s performance yesterday!! Everyone totally enjoyed every minute of it.” - Claude Remy, CCIM
“Highly talented group of Jazz Musicians! Our wedding reception was at Ray's in Ballard on the water and this jazz band was the perfect complement for that setting. They performed during dinner with amazing background music; after dinner they cranked it up a few notches for dancing! All of the guests commented how much they loved the music. I highly recommend Hook Me Up for a wedding reception or any type of event!” - Shaun Serena
“Hello Jim, Aaron, Tracy and Osama! It was such a pleasure working with you all this past Saturday night. You are all consummate pros. It was a joy to rehearse with you…thank you for your kindness and for caring that the show was the best it could be. The gig was a blast and the audience enjoyed you as much as I LOVED singing with you! I certainly hope we will have the opportunity to work together again.” - Sunny Thompson - Greg Thompson Productions