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Occasionally we get mail from people we've worked with.
Most of it is good, honest! Here are a few from:


Latigo Lace Recommendation

It is my great pleasure to have the opportunity to recommend Latigo Lace for anyone looking for a band for any event.

I have been responsible for coordinating large corporate events over the past 16 years, and as part of this role, I have had the opportunity to work numerous performers and technical/production companies. This past December, we held a western-themed Christmas party for 500 guests. The party was complex, including multiple bars, dinner and desert, decor, an award ceremony, photographers and videographers, room and stage lighting, two separate sound systems, a mechanical bull-riding competition, and of course, a live band with dancing.

As the person responsible for each event, I am dependent upon the professionalism of those who are contracted to provide services and entertainment. In previous years, not everyone lived up to the expected standards. But this past year, Latigo Lace not only did so, but they exceeded my expectations.

When I arrived at the venue several hours early, Latigo Lace was already hard at work and almost completely set up, well ahead of the provided deadline. Mark Collins, the leader of the band, greeted me warmly and answered all my questions. I observed him working with the in-house technical staff to solve various electrical problems that were disrupting the stage lighting. He was cooperative and always certain that a solution would be found. Mark also accommodated my unique agenda, and was ready on cue to begin and stop each set as needed. In addition, the band’s sound and lighting crew members also made themselves available, accommodating several of my last minute requests and changes.

Most importantly, the band was damn good! The crowd clearly responded to the music, their stage presence and their energy. The entertainment value was great.

Afterwards, our employees talked quite positively about the party, noting the quality of the band, and remarking about the fun they had dancing. I, too, was pleased, not just by the quality of the performance, but by the spirit of cooperation the band demonstrated. I felt that they were genuinely interested in the success of the event and their willingness to work with me at every turn was appreciated.

Anyone who has coordinated a large event certainly understands how helpful it is to be surrounded by experienced pros who share an interest in the event’s success. It was clear to me Latigo Lace was on my side and helped make the evening a memorable one. I recommend them without reservation and with the greatest enthusiasm.

Claude A. Ciancio, PT, MS
President & COO
Apple Physical Therapy

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To: Mark Collins & Latigo Lace

Dear Latigo Lace,

Thank you for your participation in the 30th Annual KMPS Birthday Bash in September! What an amazing concert for more than 6,000 KMPS Loyal Listeners. Thank you for allowing our Traffic Reporter Flo to perform with your group. We also appreciate the fact that you went the extra mile in providing some of the equipment for Tracy Byrd and his Crew.

It has been a pleasure to work with all of you for these many years and watch the evolution of your act. You have developed a tremendous following here in the Northwest. Your ability to market yourselves so successfully has clearly paid off. We look forward to working with you on future projects.


Becky Brenner
Program Director

1000 Dexter Avenue North, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98109 Phone (206) 805-0941

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Dear Mark (and the entire Latigo Lace crew!),

Well… another Whistlestop! Music Festival is under our belts! It was a real pleasure to have Latigo Lace back again this year for our Country, Cajun & Bluegrass show. You are absolutely the best country band to play in this area and it shows in the fan base you are starting to build in the Yakima Valley.

When Whistlestop! started in 2001 there was a general "rule" that we wouldn’t book the same bands two years in a row. We are now trying to figure out how to get you back for a third straight year! Adding to your popularity were definitely the two performances Latigo Lace gave at the Toppenish PowWow and Rodeo over the 4th of July.

We appreciate the fact that you folks don’t just come play, grab your check and "hit the road". You have been helpful with ideas and suggestions to improve each of the events that you have participated in and truly partner with us for mutual success. Toppenish and the Yakima Valley are grateful to have discovered you and that you are willing to head to this side of the Cascades for some dry, hot weather and to share your enormous talent with us.


Shelley Bjornson
Executive Director
Toppenish Chamber of Commerce


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Dear Latigo Lace:

I wanted to take a minute to tell you "thank you" for providing our
Summer Arts Series on July 17th with such wonderfull entertainment!
The audience was estimated at close to 1,000 people, many who had
planned to be there, many more that were drawn to the sounds of your
music from the park, marina and the entire downtown area!

Your music selections were perfect, the vocals were impeccable and
the sound of the band was as tight as we cound have hoped for, you
are pro's. The written comments we recieved during the evening I
believe speak for the crowd, everyone enjoyed your performance

Again thank you for being a part of The City of Kirkland's Summer
Performing Arts Series. Please feel free to share this letter with
anyone planning an event; we would love for them to know what a
delightful experience it was having you at ours!

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Tracy E. Harrison
Cultural Arts Program Assistant

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The Tulalip Casino

To Whom It May Concern:

Dear Sir or Madam:

I've had the pleasure of working with many bands in my nine years at the Tulalip Casino.  In my opinion, Latigo Lace is one of the best bands that I've had the joy to work with.

The energy that Latigo Lace generates with the crowd is simply astounding.  I've never seen a group with this much versatility.  Latigo Lace actually works the crowd from 'just sitting there -- to getting up and having a great time kicking up their heels.'  Many times we see talented groups, but somehow they just can't reach the crowd like Latigo Lace.  With this band there's just never a problem.

It never fails that at the end of the evening, I have guests come by to compliment our staff on our choice to bring in Latigo Lace.  Their first question is  -- when is Latigo Lace coming back?  Their song list is outstanding.  From Country Rock to Top 40, this band has it all.

Monique Steffins
Asst. Manager of Entertainment
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Mr. Mark Collins

Dear Mark:
It has been my pleasure to work with both you and your band, Latigo Lace over the past several years both in the Festival market and for Corporate/Private Event functions.

As you know, I've recently sent the group to Alaska, as well as using the group at both the 2001 Emerald Queen Casino Taste of Tacoma, and the Safeway Bite of Seattle, as well as numerous corporate events with area meeting planners.  Your band has consistently performed up to my strict standards, as well as thrilling the clients both near and far with a great show.

You have shown yourself to be very detail oriented and capable of carrying out every detail of instruction in whatever situation you find yourself in.  The corporate clients have consistently been very appreciative of your willingness to cater to their particular guests, even when they didn't want country music!

Thanks again Mark for your consistent attention to detail.  It makes my job so much easier to be able to depend upon a professional band leader.  It would be my pleasure to recommend your band to any prospective client.   Please feel free to use me as a reference.

Best Regards,

Linda Zopfi
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P.O. Box 1998 Lynnwood, Washington 98046
(425) 670-1220 Fax 776-4790

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Spanish Moon Productions
P.O. Box 843
Chelan, WA 98816

To Whom It May Concern:

These past two years I've had the pleasure of working with the band "Latigo Lace" and Mark Collins at the Methow Valley Country Music Festival's and the Winthrop Palace nightclub in Winthrop, Washington, July 31, & Aug 1, 1998 and July 30, & 31, 1999.

I have seen many groups in the Northwest but not many as exciting, energetic and professional as "Latigo Lace." The band features two lead vocalists, one female and one male. It not only gave the tunes some variety, but it also made for some well balanced harmonies with sex appeal. This group has a lot of talent and would be a sure hit at your next festival, concert, private party, etc.

Yours Truly,

Jimmy Smith
Festival Coordinator

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N.C.W. Youth Football
P.O. Box 4904
Wenatchee, WA 90807-4904

Mr. Mark Collins
Latigo Lace
5309 28th Ave. S
Seattle, WA 98108

Dear Mr. Collins:
I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your generous donation of $l29.00 to our scholarship fund. These funds will be used to cover the registration fee for kids who would otherwise be unable to participate in youth sports. We currently have over 15 kids participating on scholarships this season.

We sincerely appreciate your generosity and wish to extend our thanks to all who made your donation possible. If we can answer any questions about NCW Youth Football, please do not hesitate to contact us at 509-886-0697.

Anne Wagg
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Dear Mark,
Thanks for providing a breath of fresh air to the local Seattle music scene. Finally a show band comes along that gets people off their seats and makes a joint jump!

I've worked with the band through my duties with Young Country KYCW. and I also deal with local club owners who work with Latigo Lace. One point that is always expressed is the professionalism and energy of the band. Latigo Lace is reliable, committed, they're excellent musicians, and they do a tremendous job of promoting themselves. The band sends out weekly e-mail and flyers updating their fans on upcoming shows and what's happening with the group. I have never seen a band promote and market themselves as well as Latigo Lace. Latigo Lace brings a huge following wherever they play. The club owners and managers I have spoken with have all been extremely impressed and happy with the entire production Latigo Lace brings to each show.

When you have Latigo Lace on stage you have more than just a hard rocking, hard driving, foot stomping band that plays what people want to hear. You've got a band that puts on a complete show! From the music, to the stage presence, to the overall showmanship of the band, the bottom line is Latigo Lace puts on a show that keeps people coming back for more. When you've got Latigo Lace booked, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the show because they do everything else!

Thank you for all your help and support of the local music scene.


Matt Hobbs
Marketing Specialist
Young Country KYCW

3131 Elliott Avenue * Seventh Floor * Seattle Washington 98121
Phone: (206) 805-1257

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