Testimonials

Do you have a testimonial you’d like to add? Please send it to me, and I’ll include it below.

Joel,

A quick note as we wait to board our California-bound flight to say a huge thank you for your absolutely amazing singing on Friday.

I’m so sorry we didn’t get to chat more but from what I heard/saw, you were brilliant and really warmed up the crowd.

Thank you for creating a wonderful atmosphere – we had lots of compliments from guests!

It meant a lot to us having you there Joel.

Many thanks,

Stevie and Dan xx

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Event Wedding
Date Friday 24th June 2016
Location Newbold Comyn Arms, Leamington Spa
Hi Joel,

Thank You so much for performing at our wedding during the day, and to the band for a fantastic evening! We honestly couldn’t have wanted for more. You all learnt our song choices perfectly, we both wish we could do it again so we could spend more time listening to you!

You were fantastic during the daytime – singing beautifully at the ceremony, and entertaining our guests afterwards, and the band was simply awesome during the evening – huge congratulations to all of you – you made our wedding very special.

If you’re ever going to sing Hounds of Love or Goodbye to Yesterday (you totally smashed that), let us know where you are singing and we’ll do our best to be there!

Thank you again, you made our wedding perfect.

Kind Regards,
John (and Lee)

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Event Wedding
Date Sunday 1st May 2016
Location Sketchley Grange Hotel, Hinckley
A big thank you for yesterday. Perfect adjustments for a funeral however I would recommend you for any function.
Richard Cole
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Event Funeral / Wake
Date Tuesday 22nd September 2015
Location Yardley, Birmingham
Joel. Thankyou so much for sat. You were amazing and everyone commented on you. Brilliant deffo recommend you x
Kate
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Event Wedding – afternoons drinks and wedding breakfast
Date Saturday 5th September 2015
Location Thrumpton Hall, Nottinghamshire
Hi,
Me and James just wanted to say a massive thank you for our wedding. We had so many comments from guests on how amazing you were. Thank you for helping make our day so special! 🙂
X
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Event Wedding ceremony
Date Friday 7th August 2015
Location All Saints Church, Ashover, Derbyshire
Hi Joel,

Just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding yesterday. You were absolutely brilliant and exactly what we were looking for to create the atmosphere we wanted. Everyone was so complimentary about you.
Thank you for accomodating our request ton play for 30 mins then break for an hour and play for another 90 mins to fit in with our schedule – it worked just perfect with the arrival of guests and playing during the meal.

The two songs you learnt for us were perfect too – thank you.

Please do feel free to use this as a testimonial on your website – I’ve have no hesitation in using you again and providing recommendations.

Kindest Regards,

Carly and Ian (Mr and Mrs Mence!)

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Event Wedding – background music during afternoon drinks & meal
Date Saturday 25th July 2015
Location Beau Desert Golf Club, nr Cannock, Staffordshire
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Dear Joel & Martha

I want to thank you for helping to make last Saturday evening one we will all remember for a long time. Everyone enjoyed your music and singing I only wished it could have gone on for longer! We must try & come and see you performing somewhere soon. It was a perfect evening

Thanks again
Julie & Vince

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Event Birthday party
Date Saturday 18th July 2015
Location The Falcon Hotel, Uppingham, Rutland
Hi Joel

You guys were absolutely great! Especially not hearing you both before hand, I can honestly say you both were faultless!

Thanks again guys you are brilliant
Xxx
Claire & justin
Mr and mrs vidot
❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Event Wedding – background music during afternoon drinks
Date Saturday 11th July 2015
Location New Hall Hotel, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
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Dear Joel

We just wanted to follow up our thanks by email with a note to say again how grateful we were for your wonderful performance at our wedding ceremony. All the songs meant a lot to us so we are so grateful that you learned some of them especially for us. We hope you’ll enjoy the enclosed memories of the day and wish you all the best in your future musical endeavours!

With very best wishes
Helen Coskeran & Geoff Belknap

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Dear Joel

Thanks so much for the lovely note, we’re so glad you enjoyed the ceremony. It was definitely made all the more wonderful by your singing – we received so many compliments on the music (and questions on how to get hold of you so don’t be surprised if others get in touch!). It was definitely the best day of our lives and thank you for being a part of making it so special.

All the best

Helen and Geoff

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Event Wedding Ceremony
Date Tuesday 26th May 2015
Location The Guildhall, Leicester
Thanks Joel you went down very well and started the chain of surprises, so it was a fantastic day..

Mark

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Event Wedding Ceremony
Date Friday 1st May 2015
Location The Nottinghamshire Golf & Country Club, Stragglethorpe, Nottinghamshire
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Joel,

We just wanted to say thank you so much for playing & DJ’ing at our wedding at Holme Pierrepoint Hall earlier this year. You were fantastic & got so many compliments. We heard you were there right until the end & even gave the taxi driver directions over the phone! 🙂 Can’t wait to see you again soon.

Thanks so much, Hannah & Vin xx

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Event Wedding (full day inc. DJ)
Date Saturday 25th April 2015
Location Holme Pierrepoint Hall, Nottingham
Good evening Joel

Hope you enjoyed Saturday night feedback from customers was good

Kind regards

Craig Oldham
Eye Kettleby Lakes

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Event Live music night at bar / holiday camp
Date Saturday 28th February 2015
Location Eye Kettleby Lakes, nr Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
Hi Joel,

Just a little note to say thanks so much for last night at the batemans! Our friends really enjoyed your performance. Let me know if you need any references in the future.

Cheers,

Ben

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Event 30th Birthday Party
Date Saturday 31st January 2015
Location Bateman’s Mill Hotel, nr Chesterfield, Derbyshire
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To Joel
Thankyou for making our garden party just perfect!
Pearl Jam was cool 🙂
All your music was wonderful everyone really enjoyed it.
Thankyou Jane, Ade X
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Event Joint Anniversary / House-Warming Party
Date Friday 5th September 2014
Location Corley, Coventry, West Midlands
Hi Joel

You were brilliant so thank you very much everyone had a good time, and we had lots of positive back about you.

Many thanks

Raechel and Phil

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Event Wedding – full day, with ceremony music, background music during drinks & meal, and DJ in evening
Date Saturday 14th June 2014
Location Newstead Abbey (ceremony) & Papplewick Village Hall (reception), Nottinghamshire
Hi Joel

We just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing for us at our wedding in Gringley on 31 May. We had a really wonderful day and wanted to thank you for contributing to making it so special.

So many of our guests commented on how talented you are and what a great selection of songs you performed for us. Everyone really enjoyed listening to you as they went into the barn and while we ate.

Since the wedding we’ve given your details to at least three of our friends who are getting married soon so I hope you get some more bookings as a result! You really were fantastic and we wouldn’t hesitate to book you again.

Thanks again,

Katie & Rob

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Hi Joel,

I would just like to thank you for playing at Katie & Rob’s wedding on Saturday.
You were a huge success with lots of people commenting on how much they had enjoyed listening to your music – so thank you.

I’m sorry I didn’t get to speak to you … the day just passed me by in a blur!
Thanks once again … if I see you’re playing at the Blue Bell anytime soon I’ll come along and introduce myself!

Kind regards

Kirsty Blower

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Event Wedding – background music during afternoon drinks & meal
Date Saturday 31st May 2014
Location Gringley-on-the-Hill, Nottinghamshire
We booked Joel to perform at our wedding and he was *excellent*.

Many family members commented on how good he was and I would have no problems in recommending him for future performances.

Created an electric atmosphere and even took requests from guests! The kids were besotted with him and I hope we get the opportunity to book him again in the future.

A*!

Dan and Jess Millington

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Event Wedding – background music during afternoon drinks
Date Saturday 3rd May 2014
Location Darwin Lakes, Darley Dale, Derbyshire
Hi Joel,

Well what can I say – Absolutely brilliant my friend.
You did everything Janette & I wanted, Katie was stunned when she walked in she couldn’t work out where the guitar music was coming from and at first she was bemused, as she had No Idea.
Once the penny had dropped she loved it.

For me and Janette, Joe,l it was perfect your performance from the balcony with electric guitar was fantastic, and Katie remarked to me “you were always going to get Fanfare For The Common Man in somewhere weren’t you Dad How good was that”

Your music during the reception was also perfect the tracks you played were well chosen and thanks for learning Three Little Birds which was brilliant.

I lost count of how many compliments were made about your performance everyone truly enjoyed your music and you did us proud.
I think your appearance yesterday may generate future bookings I will definitely recommend you to friends and family.

Thanks again Joel – Superb regards to Martha and Good luck for the future and in all you do I hope we get the chance to listen to you again.

Best Regards
Mike & Janette

[Joel’s note: this performance was a complete surprise for the bride and groom, arranged by the bride’s father. The venue Stancliffe Hall has a beautiful entrance hall with an indoor balcony, and I was playing solo electric guitar on the balcony as the bride and groom walked into the hall – lots of fun! I also played some laid-back acoustic songs during the wedding breakfast, which got a great response from the guests. Thanks Mike & Janette for finding me on the internet and giving me the chance to be a part of your daughter’s wedding day 🙂 ]

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Event Wedding – solo electric guitar on balcony (!) then background music during afternoon drinks
Date Saturday 30th November 2013
Location Stancliffe Hall, Matlock, Derbyshire
As soon as we saw the play list we knew these where the ones we wanted for our wedding breakfast. The voices on the demos was good but live they were brilliant. Everyone that was there were singing along and when they had a break the atmosphere changed and till they started again. Everyone commented on them both saying where did you get them from they are brilliant and we have been to wedding breakfasts before and this has been what was missing. We will never forget them and how much they were a part of making it a fantastic day and for that we both say a big thank you and would recommend them to any wedding.

Mandy and Mark 2nd Nov 2013

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Event Wedding – background music during wedding breakfast
Date Saturday 2nd November 2013
Location Horsely Lodge, Derbyshire
Joel played at our wedding in Sept 2013. We can’t recommend him enough! He always responded to phone calls and emails prior to the wedding and even learnt a couple of new songs for us. Nothing was too much trouble! On the day, he was everything we expected and more. I think we found our guests were more interested in watching him than talking to us!
If you’re looking for an acoustic guitarist with a great voice then you’ve found it in Joel!!

Kelly Hammond

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Event Wedding – background music during afternoon drinks
Date Friday 6th September 2013
Location Moxhull Hall, Warwickshire
U were AMAZING!!!!! I have already passed your number on twice! Hope u don’t mind! X

Tori

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Event Birthday Party
Date Saturday 25th May 2013
Location nr Castle Donington, Leicestershire

Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for playing on Saturday night at my 40th birthday party, I really enjoyed your performance and so did the guests (a lot were asking how I found you). The set list was a perfect mix too and another big thank you for learning ‘Hey Soul Sister’ by Train especially for me, the icing on the cake.

Cheers
Anne

Event 40th Birthday Party
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Date Saturday 9th February 2013
Location Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire

Hi Joel, just wanted to say a huge thank you for last night.

You were amazing and a huge success! So many of my friends commented on you and thought you were brilliant. You may even have some future bookings.

Thanks again, enjoy your weekend. Val

Event 40th Birthday Party
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Date Friday 8th February 2013
Location Berkswell, near Coventry

Hi Joel. Thanks very much for yesterday, you did a great job and everybody loved it. Happy new year. Karen and Mark

Event 50th Birthday Party
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Date Sunday 30th December 2012
Location Burton Overy, Leicestershire

Hey Joel

We were lucky to have you there. You played a big part in making the day one of the best of our lives. Hopefully given a suitable occasion you can make more amazing music for us!

All the best

James and Leanne

Hi Joel

I thought you were FAB.

I will definitely keep your details on file for any future events that require a guitarist.

Emma Peplow
Reservations & Events Manager
Hotel du Vin & Bistro Birmingham

Event Wedding (afternoon drinks reception)
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Date Saturday 20th October 2012
Location Hotel du Vin, Birmingham

Just wanted to say massive thank you for playing at our wedding ceremony Yesterday. It was amazing and was a big highlight of our day. You got the music just right and it really suited our day and personality.
Lots of the guests said how great you were and asked where I found you.
Just wanted to let you know you really topped off the wedding breakfast and how grateful we are :-).
Thank you so much and take care.

Mr & Mrs Slaney xx

Event Wedding (background music for wedding breakfast)
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Date Saturday 29th September 2012
Location Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire

Hi Joel,

Would just like to say a massive thankyou. Several of our guests commented on how good you were and on how good your set list was. Thankyou so much for helping to make our big day so wonderful.

Becky and Aaron

Event Wedding (evening entertainment)
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Date Sunday 2nd September 2012
Location Papplewick, Nottinghamshire

Hi Joel…

We just wanted to thank you again for playing at our Wedding on Sunday. The music was perfect, our guests were so impressed as were we!

Best Wishes
Carolynne & Rob

Event Wedding (background music for wedding breakfast)
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Date Sunday 22nd July 2012
Location Dorridge, West Midlands

Hi Joel

Just gotta say thank you for your fab music at our wedding you were both great

We are now in Ibiza having a ball. Let me know when you are playing in Bourne again and we will come and see you.

Julia and Keith x

Event Wedding
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Date Sunday 2nd July 2012
Location Dyke, near Bourne, Lincolnshire

Hi Joel & Martha,

Thanks for your email. Had a great wedding and honeymoon in America.

You guys were absolutely fantastic, playing hit after hit! I made sure I was on the dance floor most of the time! Since the wedding loads of people commented on how great you guys were. Really created a good atmosphere and got everyone dancing.

Thanks again. Really hope everything goes well for you both.
May see you at a gig in the future.

Cheers
Tom

Event Wedding (evening party)
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Date Saturday 20th October 2011
Location Castle Donington, Leicestershire

Hi Joel,

A very belated thank you to both you and Martha.

Crazy amount of praise on the night and since, much from people who really know music, and of all ages.

I have seen a vast number of bands and artists from The Who (75!) with the loudest gig ever + Richard Ashcroft + Kasabian etc recently so have a reasonable idea, bit of a risk but I had a good feeling of the quality and you far exceeded, massive thanks.

Had several people asking about contact details – sure we will catch up again sometime.

Cheers and good luck

Mark

Event Garden party / barbeque
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Date Saturday 20th August 2011
Location Birstall, near Leicester

Dear Joel and Martha,

Thank you very much for singing at our wedding reception, you did a great job. You two really sound great, so many people commented on how good you were……… thanks again

Thanks

Kirsty and Joe Watts

Event Wedding (evening entertainment)
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Date Saturday 30th July 2011
Location Belgrave, Leicester

Joel played an acoustic set for drinks at our wedding celebration. Communication before the event was brilliant and Joel was really flexible in terms of what we wanted and he even learnt a few songs for us. We had heard from friends in the Leicester music scene that Joel was good and we were not dissapointed! Every guest we have spoken to since the wedding has said how brilliant they thought Joel was. We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Joel to anyone planning a party or event, and we are so pleased that we booked him for our wedding. Thanks Joel.

Matt and Nicola Wakefield

Event Wedding (afternoon drinks recception)
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Date Saturday 18th June 2011
Location Ware, Hertfordshire

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