Some Reviews about the Hatley Band

 Hatley is always a blast to have play at our restaurant! They are one of the most talented and professional bands we have seen; they've always got great vibes and great music. Hatley has a fantastic following and does a great job getting the crowd involved with instruments and dancing! We highly recommend them!
Siesta Key Oyster Bar 

The Hatley Band ... Amazing, Awesome and Fun. They don't just sing to the crowd. They sing with the crowd and everyone is involved. I have them at Mangrove Mama's often. (wish it could be weekly).  

Dane, Owner  - Mangrove Mamas Restaurant

Sugarloaf Key Fl

July 6, 2018    Royal Palms of Largo - To all Music Lovers: 

It is my pleasure to recommend a fantastic group called The Hatley Band from Sarasota, FL. I have worked here at Royal Palms for over 13 years. It is an Independent Living Senior Community and we bend over backward to keep our residents entertained. My job title is Director of Performing Arts, and I do all the booking for entertainment for our special events. In March, of this year, we planned a WESTERN WEEK. I was a little skeptical, wondering if people from 70 -100 years old would enjoy a Country Western Band. My skepticism was quickly put to rest. The residents dressed up in Western clothes, got up and danced, and they LOVED the Band! The musicians are consummate professionals. They even sang a very special rendition of “Happy Birthday” to a prospect who was getting ready to move into our facility – something she will never forget. So, whether you are a Country Western fan or not, you will not be disappointed if you hire The Hatley Band. We are having them back in October – that’s how much our people loved them. 

Sincerely, Jim Abegglen


Awesome!  The band played great music, musicians are personable, and the crowd said they enjoyed The Hatley Band very much.  Hope we see you again.

Kari Jackson
Executive Director
Arcadia Main Street First Friday


I work as the Life Enrichment Coordinator at an independent living facility and also an assisted living facility.  Every month we have a happy hour where I find appropriate entertainment for our residents.  Since last Friday was “National Fried Chicken Day,” I hired the Hatley Band to come out and perform.  This was not their first time performing for us and I had remembered how much fun they were as entertainers and how our residents really responded to them.  What a fabulous time the residents had with them.  It’s not easy to get the residents up and dancing but Hatley managed just fine.  Hatley has a wonderful country voice but sings many other types of music as well.  I loved seeing the residents line dancing and swaying to the music.  Hatley gets the residents involved by having them sing and play the tambourine.  I would highly recommend this band for many different venues.  I know we will definitely have them play for us again!

 Lisa Hayes

Life Enrichment Assistant/Media Arts Coordinator

Water’s Edge of Bradenton

An evening with this band is a wonderful time! Great musical talent mixed with an awesome ability to somehow get even the hesitant and shy up front singing into microphones, dancing to tambourines, and dinging cowbells with smiles on their faces! So much fun!! - Tammy Cook

My family and I love going to see The Hatley Band! Always a great time! Such a unique and amazing voice with a good song selection. My family and I look forward to “Hatley” nights! :) - Misti Green

Hatley Band very personable, good interaction with audience, gets people up and dancing and singing. Have recommended his band for people to go out and see!!! Plays a wide range of music , country ,Rock,southern rock .. A band worth seeing !!! - Pete's windowtrack repair

Hatley band is one of the best entertaining bands around,he does a great job of getting the crowd dancing and singing. He has a very nice singing voice and a good selection of songs to keep you dancing all night long. - Sal Ruggiero

Hatley does a great job reading and interacting with the crowd and tailors the performance to keep them entertained. Has a great song selection for any audience or event. - Bill Hubbard

An amazing voice and great personality! Never disappoints and plays a solid range of songs for young and old! - Alex Chater

Great band, broad range of song genre's . Lots of fun when they get the audience involved. Always a good time when Hatley is in the house! - Cindy

Fun band, lots if interaction with the crowd. HATLEY is a talented musician and songwriter .- Shirley Rockett

Great band! Fun interaction with the crowd! It's a definite good time!! - Jody Lebsack

Great music, good times and as professional as it gets. With a voice akin to Hank Jr and a band that’s tight as a whip, Hatley gets the party goin all night! - Justin Hayhurst

I think the Hatley Band is awesome! I love the oldies, which is mostly what they play. Their audience participation is a part of what makes them great. Not only getting the folks up on stage, but talking to the, throughout the performance. You can tell that all the band members enjoy what they do. I would highly recommend going to see them every chance you get. - Adele Griffin

Carl Hatley played from me every Sunday for over a year he's a genuine gentleman they play a variety of music from country Southern Rock even a little gospel he has a big strong natural country voice that will grab anyone's attention. They interact with the crowd, even bringing people up to play the tambourine and the cowbell for a few songs, there are a cool band that holds a crowd at almost any place they play. - Dane (Mangrove Mama's Owner - Florida Keys)