What people are saying about the Nitro Express Band


Thank you for the excellent performance of your band last Saturday at the Escondido Elks Lodge.

There was so much energy and electricity in the air that evening. I have never experienced this undeniable enthusiasm and excitement at any of the dances I have attended or have been involved in.


Dance coordinator, Escondido Elks lodge

October 11, 2021

Sent: Thu, Jul 4, 2019 9:27 pm

Subject: Re: July 4 Performance for Robert McCreary

     Just wanted to let you know that Robert and I were so pleased with your performance at our party this afternoon. The band was more than we could’ve hoped for and we loved all the music that they played as did all of our guests. Everyone (young and old )was raving about the wonderful band and what a great party it was. Thank you so much for making this such a memorable July 4th. Robert and I truly hope we will have an opportunity to do this again in the not too distant future. I trust the arrangements were satisfactory from the standpoint of your team, and again, we just want to thank you for being so professional and talented and friendly. We truly enjoyed the day and the party was successful because of your participation.

Peggy and Robert McCreary

4th of July, 2019

They were great. I will hire them again. Everyone can't stop talking about how good they were. They had a good selection of songs. They have a great singer. 

Thank you guys 

-LindaC, Big Bear City,CA  June 1, 2019

    This band was AMAZING! First for me to find a band through gigmasters. The band member Jim mentioned several times that they were the best of the best. Don't all band members say that? well he wasn't kidding. THEY WERE THE BEST OF THE BEST. I hired them for my husband's 50th surprise party. They played old school country for us. The music was awesome, the band members were pleasant to have. Thank you again! 

Carol Sue Haas

Review by Carol Sue H. FROM CORONA DEL MAR, CA ON 10/21/2017

Hello Jim,Nitro Express was absolutely fantastic last night our board members and the audience thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Many thanks again!

Charles House, President Puente Hills Concerts, July, 2016

WOw where to begin! Jim was so sweet and accomodating and instantly replied by phone to my email. We are hoping to have the NItro Express band again this summer. There was only ALL very positive feedback from my 60 guests ranging in age from 3 months to 88 years old and everything in between! Yup even the babies danced! It was a great experience to have Gramma out there dancing away! Their music is perfect for all occasons. The guys were so polite and I loved their harmony. Great songlist, too. Highly recommened! Thank you.

Review by jan k. FROM ENCINITAS, CA ON 3/1/2014

   Nitro Express Band was the highlight of our week long Convention of 3M Corporation Sales & Marketing Executives at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in January, 2012. They were absolutely wonderful! Everyone was dancing all night long and we all had a great time. The crowd was having such a good time they didn’t want the band to stop so we hired them to play for another hour!

     The band was very easy to work with and I will hire them again when we come back to San Diego area for another convention. I would definitely recommend them for any Party, Convention, or Event that wants a Rockin’ band. We all had a great time!

Tammy Collings 

Event Coordinator

3M Health Information Systems

Performance at their Concert was great. Audience really enjoyed performance by Nitro Express. They were pleasant to deal with and great sports in the very warm weather here in the desert.

Hi Jim,


I just want to let you know the clients absolutely loved Nitro Express last Saturday. They were very happy with your performance at the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art and couldn’t have been more pleased.


I also want to let you know it was very nice working with you and your band.  Hopefully we can work together soon!


Thanks again,




Shannon E. Shephard

Pacific Entertainment Productions

6989 Corte Santa Fe

San Diego, California 92121



(858) 450-7795 Direct

(858) 437-1729 Cellular

(858) 458-0742 Fax

Hey fellows, You guys kicked ass at the China Lake Woodstock gig. In my opinion, you were far and away the best band there.


The P.A. system at the gig belongs to me. Eric Shoaf set it up and dialed in your sound. It sounded great out in the audience.


I've been a musician and sound man for forty-three years and my main ax is bass guitar, but I will admit that I cannot compete with your bassist. I wish I knew the names of the band members so I could thank you all personally for a fine piece of work.


After a long and fun career as a sound man, I've retired and turned the mixing duties over to Eric. He has a great ear, so you guys came through quite nicely. I was glad I caught your sets.


It would be a pleasure to hear Nitro Express again. As far as I'm concerned, you will always be welcome up here in Ridgecrest.


Way to go gang.


Your new fan,

Tom Niessen

Hi Guys,

Just wanted to drop you a line and thank you for a great performance last

night at the University Heights summer concert.

I especially loved your Bob Dylan "Knocking on heavens door" Is that your

re-make of that song or is

it played from another country band?


T. Moller

Dear Jim & the Nitro Band

I just wanted to take a minute to Thank each of you for putting on such a wonderful performance at our Hoedown! You guys sounded awesome! Thank you for braving the cold that night. Please let me know if you would like to play for us next year. Thank you!


REINS Therapeutic

Dear Jim & The Nitro Express Band,

     Just a note of ‘Thanks’ for a great concert! The Event was a great success and the concert was first rate. As always it was a pleasure to work with you again, and I look forward to working with you in the future.

In appreciation,

Gail Zigler

City of Temecula

Dear Nitro Express,

Thank you for an unforgettable performance! It was thoroughly enjoyed by all attendees. I look forward to working with you again in the future.


Breanne Stanly

Special Events Recreation Leader

Santee, CA

...One of the best and most versatile bands I’ve ever seen...More than just country...Don’t miss a chance to watch this band!

Jerry Schiller

Nitro Express has an incredible stylistic range....Fabulous performers...Really, really, really great band!

The producers of ‘How to Look Good Naked’

Lifetime Network

 ...the best Band we ever hired...

Sally Tafoya

Barrick Gold Corporation

Nitro Express did a fantastic job performing at our party...Great music!

Henry Harte

Treasurer, OMBAC

To Jimmy Nitro & the Band,

Thanks again for another fabulous performance at our Event. We were deluged with compliments about the band and loved listening to your great band!

Susan Hall

Angel’s Depot

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