Kind Words


“On behalf of Commodore Ron Burns , myself and the Oyster Point Yacht Club membership I want to thank you and your band mates for making our night such a success. Please thank your crew for us and let them know how much we appreciated all their hard work. You are all truly a talented bunch! Our members were so moved during the Armed Forces Salute and America the Beautiful and I saw a lot of tears and hugs. Your band won our hearts over last night and we look forward to having you play at Oyster Point Yacht Club again this coming year.”

Cheryl Johnson

Oyster Point Yacht Club

’Larry Knowles and the Fabulous Generation Gap Orchestra’ was how we (advertised) you for our recent Black and White Ball at the Moose Lodge in Lodi, but we severely understated our advertising because you were far beyond fabulous. Amazing and unforgettable are two adjectives that quickly pop into mind, and your singer was absolutely incredible. Speaking for the many serious ballroom and swing dancers who were in attendance, I can only tell you that we are already counting the days until next year’s dance. Thanks, Larry and band members, for a truly memorable evening!”

Michael & Joan Hall

Guys & Dolls Ballroom dance club
Stockton, CA

“The Generation Gap performed at my wedding reception and helped to make it an unforgettable experience. There was a nice variety of great music that was fun to dance too. Several of my guests complimented the quality and professionalism of the band. I will look back with great memories to the wedding reception, and I appreciate the large part the Generation Gap played in creating those memories.”

Amanda & Jose Castro

“What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?”

“Soon after the Crockett Museum opened in 1981, the Historical Society arranged for a ‘gathering’ of Crockett veterans on Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day. On Memorial Day of 1999 the Museum Board decided to sponsor an event to include the hiring of a band to play ‘old time’ musical selections and to invite the entire community to celebrate with us. C&H Sugar Company gave us permission to have the band concert in Rithet Park. Thanks in part to museum member Mr. Hank Triglia who was (and still is) a member of the Generation Gap Big Band, we were able to send an invitation to the Crockett community stating: The museum’s usual Memorial Day Observation has been expanded this year (1999) to include a band concert by the Generation Gap Big Band featuring familiar tunes from the 40’s and 50’s. Come by the Museum for conversation and refreshments. The Band Concert will be from 1 to 3 p.m. in Rithet Park.

Each year since that Memorial Day of May 1999, the Generation Gap Big Band has been part of an annual Crockett community event honoring veterans no longer with us. Despite some windy days, some hot days, and even a day when the park sprinklers came on in mid-concert… each year several hundred community and museum members have enjoyed the unique sounds of this great band on the annual Day in the Park.”

Keith Olsen

crockett museum

“What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?”

“The Generation Gaphas been hired on numerous occasions for the dancing and listening pleasure of the members and their guests at the Vallejo Moose Lodge in Vallejo, California. Many of our members are avid dancers and the Generation Gapis always enthusiastically received. Their numbers (songs) are varied and planned for the specific occasion or audience. In addition, Larry Knowles and his group are always courteously receptive to requests for a specific number. It is always a pleasure to work with them.

The Generation Gapis always professional in appearance and set up, and always ready to play on time. Their breaks are minimal, and they have provided many hours of dancing and listening pleasure for our members and guests.”

Rosalea Damitz

Entertainment Manager

“What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?”

“My husband and I were married in October, 2007, and hired the Generation Gapbig band to play at our wedding. Mr. Knowles asked us what songs we would enjoy, and of course we only new of a few titles from that era, (all of which the band had). We explained that we wanted other songs that would get people out of their seats to boogie. Boy, did they!

I have never been to a wedding where nearly everyone, (including my 84 year old grandfather) was up dancing. The band was so energetic and seemed genuinely happy to be playing for our very special day. The band looked very professional in their tuxedos, and you can’t beat their price. I would recommend this band, (and I have) to all my friends and family. Thanks again Generation Gap.”

Cindy & Dave Crotzer