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 Fun, Upbeat and Overall Great Time 

Gary Bertsch & The Blamers were absolutely amazing. I hired them for my boyfriend's surprise 30th birthday party and they absolutely killed it. The event was outdoors by the river and the band was incredibly professional, they were here at 10:50 AM for at 12:30 PM start. They had all of their equipment ready as well as bringing a fourth guy (when I originally was quoted for 3 people, bonus! 😁). Genuinely this could not have been a better band for the party and could not recommend more!! 

Rating: 5 out of 5
Reviewer: Nikki C. 
Event Date: July 30th, 2023 
Services Provided: Folk Band


Event Entertainment

Gary Bertsch and his son were absolutely amazing! They are very talented, a lot of fun, and their lively folk rock kept all generations truly entertained. A great mix of original songs and covers too! We received so many compliments from our party-goers. And to top it off they are extremely polite and so easy to work with! 
Will definitely book again!

Reviewer:  Jeanette D.
July 2023


 Professional and Great Experience 

Gary Bertsch and the Blamers have played at my place more than any other band. They act professional, arrive early, and are ready to go before the time they are supposed to go on stage. Once on stage, they have an amazing sound. Their original song writing is reminiscent of Woody and Arlo Guthrie, while their style is more like the Avett Brothers. They bring a great energy to every show! 

Reviewer: Andy R. 
Event Date: November 23rd, 2022 
Services Provided: Folk Band 

Rating: 5 out of 5


Best band EVER!!! 

I am a huge fan of Gary Bertsch and the Blamers! Gary has a magical talent of turning moments of his life into the best songs I've ever heard! This band is a treasure hidden in my hometown and I love that every time I see them play there is always a new Blamer sharing their hidden talent! If you have never heard them play before, you are missing out, stop by any fabulous venue that they play and you will be glad you did! 

Reviewer: Ann R. 
Event Date: January 14th, 2023 
Services Provided: Folk Band 

Rating: 5 out of 5 


Absolute hit for my Oktoberfest party! 

Gary was the perfect headliner for my Oktoberfest party. He was great with the crowd and played music to fit the theme. My guests had nothing but compliments. I highly recommend his band and am glad to have found him! Prost! 

Reviewer: Nicholas P. 
Event Date: September 24th, 2022 
Services Provided: Americana Band, Folk Band 
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Rating: 5 out of 5


"I reached out to Gary to play a graduation party held in the backyard. Gary brought a big stage feel and incorporated that into our intimate setting and the crowd could not have been more engaged. A true professional, he would feel at home playing at Riverbend, my backyard, or anywhere in between. Book Gary for your next event and your guests will have a wonderful evening."

Jason S.
June 2022


"We’ve been able to make it out to the last two shows at the brewery and I am listening to your album on Apple. I just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed it. You just give off this passionate and positive vibe in your show and it’s so good to get out of the house, be around other people and experience that right now.  Your lyrics are thoughtful and passionate and you’ve inspired me to get my guitar back out and start playing again."

Andy R.
September 2020


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Great Music and they stayed later than they were booked! 

I booked Gary and his group for the 2018 Greenhills Harvest Fest as our headliner and although I was too tired to stay to hear them play I was given rave reviews from our volunteers and committee about their performance! One of my council members told me that they sounded great, the crowd was really enjoying the performance, dancing along and that the band even stayed 45 min longer than they were booked to perform! I really appreciate how great these guys were to work with and knowing that our crowd was enjoying them! Thank you so much to Gary and The Blamers for a great performance! 

Brenda D. Village of Greenhills 

Reviewer: Brenda Davis 
Event Date: October 6th, 2018 
Services Provided: Americana Band, Folk Band 

Rating: 5 out of 5 


Great music & great people! 

My company hosted a catered brunch benefiting a charity organization on a windy, rainy day. Despite challenging weather conditions The Blame Bertsch Band got their gear set up quick & provided energetic accompaniment for our event. They're professional, friendly, and most importantly talented. I recommend them highly for any occasion. 

Reviewer: Nick M. 
Event Date: October 15th, 2017 
Services Provided: Americana Band 

Rating: 5 out of 5


“NKU grad makes good (music).  Gary Bertsch has been playing music since his college days at NKU. The Amelia High School English teacher, who has played in a number of local bands over the years, has partnered with guitarist Dan Walsh to produce “Blame Bertsch,” an album that features the pair on guitars and vocals. The CD shows that Bertsch has learned his folk-rock lessons well. He harmonizes nicely with Walsh, who adds spicy slide licks on multiple tracks. 

Bill Thompson -

Speak some more love today. Speak some more without delay. Promise to hold my hand, promise you'll make me stand.”

— Gary Bertsch from "The Bear"

New Album: Hot Dern vol. 1

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