You absolutely nailed the set list – just the right balance of swing/Motown to get people up (once they’d had a few drinks) and managed to get in a whole bunch of our favourites. Clearly the arrangement and band-leading accolades go to you, but a special mention for Hannah and Marvin is essential. Hannah was as enchanting and engaging as we had imagined, and you were absolutely right to recommend Marvin – what an absolute gentleman with such a soulful voice. A great combination of vocalists. I’d also like to single out your drummer for an absolutely brilliant solo in Sing Sing Sing – what a way to open and let people know they were in for a good night in safe (and quality) musical hands. Also, thanks for getting the volume and balance just right – loud enough to be a party but not ear-splitting and making it impossible to have a conversation. That lighting set up is really nice, too.
I hope the venue looked after you, that your food was ok, and that all the arrangements worked. I’m sorry we didn’t have much time to chat on the night, it was all a bit of a whirlwind. Suffice to say that Leanne and I couldn’t have been happier – we could have kept dancing for another set or two; we just didn’t want you to stop. My feet disagreed, mind you!
Once again, our most sincere thanks and appreciation for your talents. We (and many guests) will be singing your praises for many years to come. Please pass our thanks to all the performers, and feel free to lift any bits of this for testimonial purposes.
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