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Who is Tunisia Continued

with a unique chemistry and a sound that only comes from working as a cohesive and stable unit. Tunisia's set list boasts over 300 songs, including hits from Earth Wind and Fire, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, Sam Cooke, Journey, Led Zeppelin and more.  

Tunisia is a high-energy entertainment group that consistently gets the party started every time! Their dynamic show covers many styles, ranging from Current Hits to Classic Rock, R&B to Disco, Motown to Hip-Hop, Standard Jazz to Swing. This band caters to the needs of any audience. But it's their fresh, hip style and funky approach to the music that brings this talented group into today's contemporary realm.

Individually, each have their own success stories  garnering massive fan bases. Collectively, they are one family on the stage. Their charming enthusiasm, professional choreography, and high energy are infectious to all audiences and are guaranteed to make you want to dance!

Tunisia is a  band featuring the front line vocals of Orlando Poole, Yvonne Brown, and Stephen Wilburn, along with three horns, and rhythm section. They are a powerhouse full of talent and energy that is second to none.

Front man, Orlando Poole, is an amazing entertainer. Not only is he a crowd-pleaser, but he can stop the show with vocals stemming from the lowest lows, to the highest highs.  Combine Poole's charm with a  world class female lead vocalist,  Yvonne Brown and Stephen Wilburn,and the entertainment is non-stop.

Tunisia, is not just the right choice, but the only choice to make your wedding, birthday, anniversary, or corporate event "the" memorable occasion!

This band has all the makings of a great evening whether it be at a concert venue or at your own private event.  

For booking information contact Arlen Felsen at (303) 669-1008.

Who Tunisia Is Not Continued


We are not a “vendor”, we are a  guest at the event.  

We are not a band that will ever go outside our comfort zone. If we can’t play the hell out of it, and keep its authenticity while keeping our sound, which is what we are about, we won’t play it. Honesty is our policy, we will let you know if your are requesting material that reaches outside of that zone.  

We do not offer dinner music. Nobody listens and nobody cares. Why would you waste the energy of the band playing background when you want the band to hit the stage on fire not spent from hours of background music.  

We are not marathon runners, we are sprinters.  

We are not magicians, clowns or some sideshow group of untalented entertainment.  

We do not bring or add other acts, musicians, bands or other forms of chicanery to our contract.  

We do not have any monkey’s that ride tricycles, mascot’s, acrobats and absolutely no CHEESE!  

We don’t have guest’s perform with the band.  

We don’t wear Tuxedo’s (the help does) We’re not the help.  

We do not allow the client to determine our show and song order. Our show is segued so all songs run together as a medley. We understand the flow that we need to make everyone at your event feel the energy and emotion that music is. Trust us, this band is batting 1000 when it comes to the audience response. Our clients and their guest’s love us, and our business was built on referrals, not some cheesy marketing campaign. 

Testimonials Continued

You are all amazingly talented musicians, and you surpassed every single one of our hopes and expectations! We have been delighted to hear so many compliments from friends and family saying that you all were by far the best band they’ve danced to! I wrote the following review and have posted to WeddingWire and The Knot. I couldn’t figure out how to post on the webpage, so I have attached what I wrote so that you can see it, and I’m happy for you to post it wherever you would like. Thank you for an absolutely wonderful experience and for being such a delight to work with. We wish you all the best and hope to see you again! 

Sara Sutherland

My review: "Look no further. You have found the band for your wedding! I couldn't recommend Tunisia more highly. Many of our guests remarked that they were BY FAR the best wedding band they had ever seen, and the dance floor was absolutely packed the entire night. Not only was the music selection amazing (I, the bride, gave almost no input and just let them do their thing) but they were high energy, fun, engaged with the guests, and just overall everything we hoped for and way, way, more. From the first phone conversation with Arlen, who is both professional and so much fun to talk to, to the very last song (I have never danced so hard in my life) they were truly unforgettable and the best band ever. You will be so happy you chose them for your wedding- I know we sure are! Thank you, Tunisia!!!"

My daughter had told me how good Tunisia was. I've been to a lot of weddings and they were by far the best band I've heard. Great song selection, great voices, amazing sound. And personality to boot. The dance floor was packed and they had to kick us out. No one wanted to leave.

​​"As a full-service production company, we've worked with many of Denver's top Wedding, Dance and Show bands and "Tunisia" the band, definitely falls within that exclusive list. Spot on Sound hired Tunisia to open the 2016 summer concert series for Village at the Peaks and the reviews were spectacular. The client and the audience were absolutely thrilled. As a former touring bassist, I too was very impressed as to the quality of each vocalist and musician – truly a “musician’s musician” band delivering a very tight and impressive show. We will continue to recommend Tunisia to our clients for events that we produce and would highly recommend them for your private events and/or concerts & festivals.

- John Veit,  President - Spot on Sound Productions"

If music is important to you, then look no further, pick up the phone and book these guys right now. THEY ARE INCREDIBLE! 
From the second the first note was stuck, the dance floor was full. People told me they felt like they were at a concert, not a wedding, and they were loving it. 

These guys are the consummate professionals. My only advice other than hiring them, is to let them do their jobs. We gave them one or two musts, and let them do the rest. It was the best decision we made in the entire wedding planning process. When they saw we had a dancing crowd, they never slowed down. 

Working with them was a dream. Arlen is on it, professional and extremely responsive. I felt like this was one piece of the wedding planning where I barely lifted a finger. 

I have had guests from all over the country ask for their information. So, guys, I think you have some new groupies and I already had one friend book them for a corporate gig in Co Springs. So if you want to look like a rock star on your wedding day, hire these rock stars! You will not be disappointed.

Finding a wedding band is hard. There's not too many in the Denver/mountains area, and some are so overproduced you can't figure out what they sound like live. Tunisia sounded good on an iPhone recording on YouTube, so I knew they'd sound amazing in person. But what sold me was a friend of mine asking me "Hey, have you found a wedding band yet? Because I went to a wedding FIVE YEARS AGO and really loved the band and got their business card and you should hire them." And so, after talking to Arlen about my desired wedding atmosphere, I was sold and hired them. Amazing. They were fantastic to work with leading up to the wedding, super professional the day of (even the venue said how fantastic they were to work with as opposed to other bands who can be divas), and kept the party going all night long! They blended from one song to the next like a DJ would, and the dancefloor was PACKED the entire evening! I could not recommend Tunisia more! It's been 2 1/2 weeks since my wedding and people are still telling me how much fun they had and how amazing the band was. And, most importantly, my groom and I had the time of our lives!

Tunisia is THE BEST band!!! My guests refused to leave to the dance floor at the end of the night (literally chanting "one more song"). I've never been to a wedding where every single guest was on the dance floor most of the night. Tunisia worked with us on our song choices (we wanted more 80's songs) and played mostly upbeat dance songs, which was really important to us. They traveled in from Denver and were extremely low maintenance, which made the day so much less stressful. Arlen is a pleasure to work with and they can actually play anything! We loved Tunisia! Our guests loved Tunisia! We highly recommend them for your wedding day or any event.

David and I want to thank you and the band so much for everything. I have never seen more guests enjoy themselves and tell us how amazing you guys were. You truly made the wedding unforgettable and David and I had the best times of our lives. The music was so good and people did not want to leave the dance floor. It was everything we had hoped for and more. You guys are so talented and the best band we have ever seen.
Thank you again for everything and making our night so incredible.

Melissa & David Holt

Thank you Tunisia !  The evening was incredible.  I can't tell you how many comments I've gotten about how great the music and your band were throughout the evening and following the bash.  Thank you again for helping us make this party unforgettable! 


One word - Incredible. Look no further if you need a wedding band. They were amazing to work with, needed very little direction and kept the party going. They did my ceremony, cocktail hour and reception music and did a full range of songs. They came and did my wedding at the Four Seasons Vail and came ahead of schedule and were just amazing to work with. 


Tunisia is an outstanding band. They are extremely talented and know how to get a party started. They played 2 hours straight without ever taking a break. There wasn't a minute the dance floor was not packed. They were also so accommodating and were able to play any song we asked. To this day, people are still raving about the band we had at our wedding. Thank you so much, Tunisia, for making our wedding so much fun!


We hired Tunisia for our  wedding, and it was one of the best decisions we could have made. They are top musicians, and put on one of the best performances of any live band I have seen. I listened to/interviewed about 10 bands, and Tunisia was by far the best and offered the widest selection of music. They were easy to work with, and were so flexible (we last minute needed to add a musician for our ceremony, and they were able to have their piano player arrive early to cover this). Most of all, our guests LOVED them. I have recieved countless messages from our guests after the wedding asking for the name of the band so they could recommend them to someone they knew looking for a top wedding band in Denver. Our guests were on the dance floor the entire night. They learned 3 songs for our wedding, and their performance of those songs were like they had been playing them for years- absolutely flawless. Prior to the wedding, we let the band know what kind of music we liked, but didn't give any specifics on songs we wanted play- They nailed it. Every single song they played was exactly what I would have picked, and set the mood for a fun, enjoyable evening. If you are looking for the best band in Denver, Tunisia is the answer.


You guys were amazing and absolutely exceeded our expectations.
Our guests had a blast and continue to comment on what a great band you guys are, many expressing interest about inquiring into booking. My guess is you'll see some follow up on that front as some of our friends prepare to tie the knot themselves in the next couple years. 
Thanks again for helping make it such a special evening and showing everyone such a great time. Emily and I had so much fun and we really appreciate you guys playing our special requests. Second that Emotion was a definite highlight for me - that keyboard solo sounded an awful lot like Merl Saunders playing at the Keystone with Jerry! Just awesome. 
Hope you guys had a good end to summer. Look for something in the mail from us this Fall. We look forward to the next opportunity to hear you guys play and dance the night away!
Beau + Emily

I'm finally coming up for air after our daughter's wedding last weekend.  I just wanted to thank you for all that you and Tunisia did to make what some people have told me is the best wedding they have ever attended.  You were right when you told me that the one thing I wouldn't have to worry about is the band.  You guys MADE the wedding.  Tim was great as the pianist for the ceremony. The cocktail hour music was perfect.  From start to finish, Tunisia was wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!!!   I couldn't believe the bride, groom and their friends chanting "one more song" at the end of the night.  Thank you for putting up with Vail Resorts and all of their set up restrictions.  I hope it wasn't too inconvenient for all of the band members and that perhaps you had time to enjoy a little bit of Vail before the reception.  

Thanks for making our daughter's wedding reception a big success.

We went out and listened to over ten different bands. Tunisia  is easily the best band I have ever heard, you all are head and shoulders above the competition, it's not even a fair battle. To add you are accessible and worked with us throughout the entire year long process and remained professional and helpful. 

The day of the wedding the band was completely prepared, dressed, set and ready hours before the reception. Then as you all started the first dance, it was like we hired the original bands that played each song, the group is just simply amazing and truly has an interest in making each show a personal and memorable performance. 

Most of our family is from the east coast and several are in the music business, and all everyone has talked about is Tunisia and how did we find you. 

If you are looking for a band, that actually is way beyond the level of playing weddings, Tunisia is your only choice. 

It’s hard to believe one band can actually unify four generations to gyrate together on a single dance floor, but you guys did it. At our Mount Evans Gala, we had The Greatest Generation, Millennials, Gen-Xers, and my own Baby Boomers sandwiched somewhere in-between, and between the music you pump out and the way you perform it, everyone felt the heat.  Thanks for all that talent and all that energy. You are the best!

Everybody raved about the band. It was a night Lori and I will remember forever. Great to have Tunisia Band there for the celebration.

So much talent, style, class, and professionalism from this amazing band. The best part for me is how much YOU enjoyed yourself! Thanks for making our Rockin' the Rocks event one of the highlights of COABE 2015. 

Wow, what an incredible day we had! All of our guests were raving about you guys! You have a gift at keeping everyone out on the dance floor - it was EXACTLY what we wanted. Thank you so much for everything!
We will be referring you to anyone/everyone :) 
Thanks again!
Emily and Thomas

Arlen and the whole Band:  It is long overdue to send you a heartfelt thank you for your fabulous presence and performance at our daughter's wedding on Labor Day.  We had a whole pack of "partiers" whole love to dance and boy, did you deliver!  Your energy and professional performance was more than we could have hoped for.  Thankyou from the bottom of our hearts and our dancing shoes!  You played with such energy and stamina!
Thanks as well for accomodating the musical surprise for our daughter.  Not sure if the "mess around" was a usual part of your repertoire, but you enabled my husband and son to perform that song like professionals.  That will provide us all memories for the rest of our lives. 
Your repertoire is fabulous.  Non dancers were on the floor and my 86 year old mother couldn't give up the dancing.  You played until the very last minute before they kicked us out the door and left us wanting more.  The encore was a wonderful surprise for heavy metal fans in the crowd.
Hopefully our "Prowd Mary" antics didn't disturb you too much - we had a blast being silly.  Your facial expressions when we began to roll on the floor were priceless.  We will not soon forget that night - thanks for making it a highlight of conversation when we get together with family and friends.
Hope you enjoy the pictures of our special night...
Petra Brouwers & Brian Aikin 



 Aside from marrying Raul, YOU WERE THE BEST DECISION I MADE ON MY WEDDING DAY!!!!!!!!!!! Truly truly!!!

You made the reception! I was so nervous about having under 50 people at my wedding and if they would dance but you literally had EVERYONE dancing - even the grumpiest of people attending my wedding were up on their feet (haha!).

I wanted to share some of the comments people said to me about Tunisia:

"That dude could flat out sing! Total bad ass band period lol"

"I enjoyed the variety of music and the comments of the lead singer, they were very entertaining!"

"The woman was killing it, I just kept pointing at her and yelling, YES!"

"Best band ever, want them at my wedding!!"

"They sang the hispanic songs PERFECTLY, I cannot believe how good they did!"

"Dying over the Celia Cruz song - Tumbao, such a good choice"

If you are ever in Texas, we will be traveling to see you perform.  

My favorite song y'all sang was "love me like you do..." I am still singing it this morning.  I just can't think of the words to describe my appreciation for you all.  I LOVED that y'all are going to keep the playlist.

I hope Bluebird took care of you and everything was as easy and smooth as possible and that they gave you my thank-you letter.

Please share this with your band, y'all are incredibly talented & I am forever thankful!!! 

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Lindsay Altenbaumer, J.D.

​Sometimes clients do not know everything involved in your preparation and I know that you all put your whole heart into it & did a lot behind the scenes in preparation for 4/7/17.

I also wanted to mention since you may not have been able to see... I caught SO many of the staff dancing and singing to your music - it was very very very cool to see this.  The bar tender was having a blast, dancing/singing, and sometimes the waiters would walk by singing and dancing too.  Hopefully you caught a glimpse of this but it seemed like EVERYONE was enjoying it.

If you ever need a testimonial or if anyone ever wanted to speak to a former customer (if that is what you call it) - I would be honored and happy to do so!

Thank you and all of Tunisia. You guys were incredible! We have been to a LOT of weddings and I can say with confidence that you were the best band we have seen. it really helped make our day that much more special. Thank you so much for putting on such an awesome show! We will be back for the Reimers/Summers wedding later this year, so we will be sure to day hi. 
Thanks again,
Jeff and Charlotte

You might be used to crowds responding the way they did last Saturday night at my daughter Sloan's wedding, but I'll tell you I don't think I've ever been to an event where people enjoyed the music and dancing more and literally never left the dance floor!  Can't recall the song you played about half way through that convinced my 90-year-old father to get up with Sloan, but it was a highlight of the evening.   My 80-year-old mother was on the floor more than she has been probably since her teens, and you somehow made it simultaneously work for all the 20-somethings.  

Last night was truly amazing! Thank you so much for helping to make our event a HUGE success. Not only did we exceed our fundraising goal, but we got the whole town talking about The Wild Game, Tunisia and the EHS Education Foundation! I can't tell you how many texts and emails I've gotten today saying how the whole event was the funnest night people have ever had in Evergreen.

Huge thanks for accommodating our request for Sloan's brother to sing "Brown Eyed Girl" to the brown-eyed bride.  It was a great surprise for her, and for everyone else, and such personal way to get things rolling.  As you might imagine, he had an absolute ball.  

My only regret is that I didn't spend more time just sitting back and watching you all play. That would have been fun...but I couldn't stop dancing.  

Couldn't have asked for more.  It was one of the best wedding decisions we made.  Wish we had another event in the near future to use you for!  

Katie Strike

Dear Arlen,
The Watkins are still reminiscing about the wedding! As I mentioned to you early on the father of the bride wanted good food and Great entertainment, and Tunisia Delivered!
It was a pleasure to work with you, and I look forward to many more amazing events together!

 I know i dropped you a quick note to say how perfect it all was, but wanted to drop another note to just say thanks...
  You were so supportive of all my millions of emails and always so positive..Tim did a great job of playing the piano for the wedding, the great songs for Father of the bride and groom, truly were perfect... Then the music that went non stop.. No one could leave the dance floor cause the next song was better than the last song. I saw people dancing all night that I have NEVER seen dance one dance... what a great time..
   Your lead singer and the lovely lady were not only talented but fun to watch.. you were the talk of the evening.. Molly and Ben danced every dance i think, and he doesnt usually dance..
   so with non dancers dancing and everyone having a ball ( liquor consumption was way down cause nobody took time to go to bar) it was truly the perfect night.. I wish you guys continued success and best wishes.. thanks for everything..

We just want to thank all of you for the wonderful job you did at our daughters wedding - JulieWainscott @Evergreeen Lakehouse. We had sooooo many compliments on how wonderful the band was, and it was the best party we could have ever asked for!! Our guests loved your dancing music and you made guys it fun for all! You are so professional and most enjoyable - we never get tired of hearing you play. Thank you again - you will be recommended to everyone we know!! Gary & Kathy Wainscott

Wow! What a FUN night thanks to y'all!! We had the best time, and so did all of our guests! Thank you for all of your hard work to make the set list just as we had hoped.

I just wanted to THANK YOU. You guys absolutely killed it. I had no idea you were the drummer until my dad told me last night. Love it! My guests had soo much fun. I apologize for not walking over and thanking you after the reception. I think I was a little bit distracted. Also, the Led Zepplin/classic rock encore was f***ing amazing!! My friends cannot stop talking about it. Plus Chris is pretty ecstatic to say that he stage dived at his own wedding. haha.

Thank you thank you thank you!! Y'all were awesome!!
 I wanted to thank you and the band for doing a great job! All of our guests couldn't stop raving. I'm sure you get tired of hearing that (NOT)! And the kids FLIPPED when you broke into the Zepplin stuff at the end!!!

Tell me, how many Mother's of the Bride have you seen drop to the floor and do "Bacon frying in the Pan"? My friend thought I was having a seizure!!!

Pleasure convey our pleasure to the band!

“I graduated high school in 1980 and grew up in Denver listening to the sounds of Earth Wind & Fire, The Commodores and great dance/feel good music.  A young guy in my high school used to walk around with drumsticks hanging out of his pocket.  I showed up to an event several years ago and found that guy carrying the drumsticks behind a set of drums.  He turned out to be one of the greatest drummers in the country and he along with 8 other players started a band that is mine and my friends favorite band.  Tunisia has played several events for me personally and I’ve attended many other events Tunisia has played at.  They are absolutely the most high-energy, exciting, fun band for any occasion that you want people to talk about for months to come.  I am honored to know this band; they are beautiful people and their energy and professionalism is second-to-none.  I am a huge fan – too old to be a groupie! d
 David A. Fried

WOW!  From the first song you rocked the house at our daughter’s wedding.  The dance floor was full starting with that first song and stayed full most of the night! The comments from our guests ranged from fabulous to stellar.  Every single person we talked to mentioned how great you were.

It’s rare to find a band that can appeal to all ages and several generations but you did it.  From the Jackson 5 to the Black Eyed Peas to Ceelo and Lady Gaga you can do it all.
Thanks again for playing such a large part in making Lisa’s a wedding a night we and our guests will never forget.  We can’t wait for the video so we can enjoy your performance again.  I would recommend you to everybody without reservation.
It has been on my mind to send you a follow up email once we returned home from CO but time seem to fly these days! However, I just wanted to tell you (and the band) how happy we were with the music at Beano's the night of Jen & Erik's wedding; we received so many comments from our guests as well and all of them were blown away by the diversity and incredible talent of the band members. What a great night it turned out to be!!
Please make sure you keep us posted on developments for the band and I hope we get another chance to hear and see the group perform on a future trip to the Denver area.
Regards, Ron

HI there! It's Kara - the wedding planner from the Yacht Club on Saturday. Once again, I have to tell you that you guys were AMAZING!! In 6 years of doing this, I have never stayed late simply because the band was phenomenal -- and I did. You guys knocked it out of the park and I am now (quite possibly) your #1 super fan. Here is to working together way too many times in the years to come!
Thank you for being wonderful and for making Annie and Brad's wedding a HUGE success!

You exceeded every expectation for our daughter's wedding in our garden! We loved you when we heard you before, but you were on fire at the wedding. ALL our guests have commented that you were one of their favorite parts that set the tone for such a joyful celebration. Thank you for making it the most fun wedding we have ever attended and for going the extra mile on every song to keep the dancefloor filled all night! We are happily recommending you to everyone we know.
Most gratefully,

"I love your personality on stage (and off)! Music is so fun and full of life. I know your parents must be bursting with joy and pride to enjoy a daughter like you in their lives! You, Orlando and the whole band... It all brings a smile : )"

Ruth wrote:
"You guys are awesome! Amazing music! I can't remember the last time I danced for 4+ hours straight... It was sooo fun! Looking forward to seeing you guys again!"

Great Music! Great Fun! From the Cupid Shuffle to Katy Perry to Michael Jackson.....Something for everyone!! Great Job you guys made the party

We Love you, You made our night and gave us a wild ride! Actually how did you do that when you are so smooth and cool? Annie

Dave N Penny Carver went to the the show my big homey orlando and his crew put it down,had a great time hopefully more public performances arein store,good mix and variety see ya soon,dave

Attended Your Friday night performance at Rhythms..... they had the whole crowd on their feet kickin' it! Catch this band whenever and wherever you can; you will not be disappointed!