Pre 2013 Reviews
On the 28th December 2012 you attended our civil partnership ceremony for Kate and I at the Woodside in Kenilworth. These are the words that I would echo regarding the ceremony, which you were part of.
When we set about choosing our nighttime entertainment for our ceremony we wanted a band that would appeal to all, would have a sense of fun and get people up and dancing. We watched you on YouTube and read your reviews, which impressed us.
We were always confident that we had chosen well. We would like you to know that we were very impressed by your professionalism throughout the booking process and on the night itself. Judging by the numbers on the dance floor, it was obvious that you entertained us all very well.
Kate and I would like to thank you very much for making it all effortless but above all making our celebrations perfect.
We cannot recommend you highly enough.
Louise and Kate.
Civil Partnership, Kenilworth, December 2012.
Rich and I want to thank you for putting on such a great show for our wedding on 8th December 2012. The selection of songs were fantastic, the band were so professional, we couldn't have asked for anything better. It was obvious how much everyone enjoyed it, I've never seen such a packed dance floor at a wedding!
We will certainly be recommending you to others in the future, thanks again to all of you.
Best wishes and happy new year.
Tania and Rich x
Wedding Reception, Redhouse Barns, Bromsgrove, December 2012.
Thanks so much for last night you were all amazing! So many guests commented on how good you were and how much they enjoyed you. Please pass on our thanks to the rest of the band for us.
Joel & Mary.
Wedding Reception, Bromsgrove, December 2012.
Just wanted to say a massive thank you to you guys for playing at our wedding!! It was great to have Mark playing during the day and then for you guys to play during the evening, everyone loved it!! Hopefully we will be able to find a reason soon to book you again! Hope you all have a great Christmas and New Year!!
Gemma & Ben. Wedding Reception, Rowton Castle, Shrewsbury, November 2012.
What an amazing night! My feet are still hurting, and my bridesmaids as we have never danced so much. I also can't speak because I was singing at the top of my voice. I never came over to speak to any of you but that's because I didn't want to leave the dance floor. So I apologise if I may have seemed rude but I was just having fun. You had great reviews from our guests. So thank you so much for being the best entertainment EVER and getting us all on our feet. The whole band added to making our wedding day one to remember. Thank you Smooth Criminals! Love the newly weds!
Rebecca and James.
Wedding Reception, Stratford, October 2012.
Hi James, Just wanted to say a big thank you to all the band. It was fantastic and definitely made the evening. We have had so many great comments about you guys, so thanks once again.
Hayley and Des.
Wedding Reception, Penns Hall Hotel, Sutton Coldfield, September 2012.
Hi guys just wanted to say a massive thank you for performing at our wedding reception in Oxford on Saturday. The musicianship and sound quality was outstanding and the set that you played was excellent and very entertaining. It really made our day so very special. The dance floor was filled all night which just shows how great you were! Best wishes.
Tanya & Stuart Smith X
Wedding Reception, Oxford, August 2012
Just want to say a massive thank you for the 8th. In organising things with such short notice and for the actual night. The three of you were excellent and everyone who remained enjoyed the quite intimate gig that it turned into. People who left before you actually began performing said that even your sound check sounded brilliant and that they wished they had stayed; their loss! You were all great sports with the various costumes as well and we all had a fab time. If we ever decide to hold a party again, we will definitely get in touch with you. Thank you again and all the best.
Matt and Bea
Wedding Reception, Burton Court, nr Leomster, July 2012.
Hi James. We just wanted to say a massive thank you for being our wedding band! Everyone, and I mean everyone has commented on how amazing you were and how much of a good time they had dancing! Your band created such a fun atmosphere and it was great to see the dance floor packed all night! Even family members who typically 'never dance' were up dancing! Even a month after the wedding people are still commenting on how good you were and how much they enjoyed the wedding! So thank you all very much for making it such a special night! We were both really impressed at how professional and organised you were, and were were really pleased to hear that the hotel have asked you to be their house band! We are so glad that we booked you and we will definitely be recommending you! Many thanks again and Best wishes
Lauren and Kevin
Wedding Reception, Bowden Hall Hotel, Gloucester, June 2012.
James, I just wanted to send you an email to say thank you very much for Saturday night. Everybody has been telling me how good the band were and you really helped to make the night even better. Kind Regards.
Wedding Reception, Standard Triumph Club, Coventry, June 2012.
Hi James Thanks so much again for a wonderful evening and providing a fantastic set and atmosphere, everyone commented on how good you all were. Many thanks again.
Wedding Reception, Marston Farm Hotel, Sutton Coldfield, May 2012.
Hi James, I just wanted to follow up and say thank you so so much for coming down on Friday and getting everyone in the party spirit. It seems everybody had a great time and said the band were just brilliant. I'm not going to lie, I don't think I've ever seen my head of dept throw so many shapes on the dancefloor!! Glad you also got to come relax at the after party as well, just hope you had fun too. I will forward your details on to next years committee for potential repeat bookings as well. Thank you so much again, Best wishes.
Oxford Brookes Bacchus Ball Co-ordinator - Graduation Ball, Oxford, May 2012.
Just wanted to say thank you for performing at our wedding, the dance floor was full all night and all the guests commented on how amazing you were. A special thanks to Mark for playing the piano for our wedding breakfast. What lovely people we would happily recommend you to anyone. Thanks once again.
Mr & Mrs Smith.
Wedding Reception, Alrewas Hayes, Alrewas, May 2012.
I just wanted to thank you for your part in making our wedding so fantastic. You were all totally awesome and the first dance was just brilliant. It was a really lovely touch when you gave me the music too. Thanks again we were really pleased and will most definitely be recommending you where possible. x
Oliver & Jinny Beaumont.
Wedding Reception, Dunstall Hall, Burton On Trent, April 2012.
Dear James and the Smooth Criminals, We wanted to send you a quick email to say thank you so much for the performance at our wedding on the 10th December. The advice that you gave us on the band and DJ timings for the night was great and it really kept the dance floor packed all night. The two set lists were fantastic and had a bit of something for everyone. We had the best day of our lives and you really helped to make it special! Each time we speak to people about the day they always say how great they thought the band were and that you could have played all night and they would still have been dancing. We hope you all had a great Christmas and we wish you all the best for the new year. All the best.
Ed and Sarah
Wedding Reception, Scalford Hall, Melton Mowbray, December 2011.
Thanks once again for a great night on Saturday! As usual you got everybody up dancing!
We will be using you again.
Rachel & Chris Bray.
Charity Fundraiser, Boston, October 2011.
Hi James, just a quick email to thank you and the band for a great evening yesterday. Very professional, and everyone commented on you. It's not often I get up and have a boogie, but I was up there with the rest of them throwing some shapes. You were very accommodating with the schedule changes and our first dance song, and it all went as we hoped it would, so again, thank you so much! If you would me to leave a recommendation of some sort just let me know.
All the best, and thank you again.
Kris & Emily Harris.
Wedding Reception, Blakelands Country House, Staffordshire, October 2011.
Hi James Just a short note to thank you and all of the band for a fantastic night on Friday. Everyone loved your music and I think as you can tell everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Many thanks to you all.
Wedding Reception, Stapleford Park, Melton Mowbray, September 2011.
Thank you all for a brilliant performance at our party. Everyone has said what a great band you are - hopefully you'll get some more business from it. Do you play at any festivals or similar? My only regret from our party was that I spent so much time dancing I did not just sit and listen to you! Thanks again.
Birthday Party, Pirelli Stadium, Burton On Trent, August 2011.
Hi James We are still on our honeymoon in Egypt but I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the band, you were amazing and everyone commented on what a great band you were, you were excellent and so accommodating (its not every day you get asked to play the Wurzels is it?!! ha ha ) you ended our perfect day on a high, thank you so very much. Regards.
Julie & Paul. Wedding Reception, Wolverhampton, August 2011.
Thank you so much for agreeing to play at our wedding reception.
Both Ben & I loved all of the tracks you played in both sets and we had so many comments on your talents from our guests.
The 1st dance song was perfect and we really appreciated the time and effort you all put in to make our evening so special.
Many thanks again.
Ben & Abby Prophet.
Wedding Reception, Albright Hussey, Shrewsbury, July 2011.
Hi James, We just wanted to send you a quick email before we went on honeymoon. Everyone thought you were absolutely brilliant last night, you all really got the crowd going and every song was fantastic!! We have had comments from everyone about how good you were, and how they thought your performance was the highlight of the night. You really made our wedding special, and as soon as we get back we will be sending across a review on how great you guys were, as well as recommending you to the future brides in the crowd ; ) Anyway a massive thank you to all of you!
Chris and Lisa Mustoe.
Wedding Reception, Ingon Manor, Warwickshire, July 2011.
Just wanted to say thank you so much for such a brilliant performance
I would recommend you to anyone, as you were key to making our wedding so special.
Kirstie Latta x
Wedding Reception, Cambridge, June 2011.
James Thanks so much for the gig last Tuesday, everybody has said how good you were and we were really delighted with how it all went, it was an important part of making the day so special for us and really lifted it above the ordinary. Thank all the guys from me (and the lady) hope everything was ok with the arrangements, and I wish you continued success in the future , I would thoroughly recommend yourselves to any prospective couple.
Wedding Reception, Rugeley, June 2011.
I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say a huge thank you to you all for the great performance at our wedding in May. It was a fabulous night, with the dance floor never empty and so many of our guests commented on how great you guys were (young and old alike). Thanks for making it so special.
All the best for the future.
Louise & Mike
Wedding Reception, Stapleford Park, Melton Mowbray, May 2011.
Now that Nic and I are back from our honeymoon, booooooo!!!! We just wanted to drop you a quick email and say thanks for your brilliant energy that you brought to our evening after our marriage. We realise that timings had slipped later than planned so many thanks for your flexibility and calm in just getting on with it when the time came. When the time did come you thoroughly entertained and allowed our guests to dance their socks off. Lots of our guests commented afterwards how great you all were and we also hope that you managed to enjoy yourselves as well. Let us know when you're gigging and hopefully we'll get to see you all again. Many thanks to all the band.
Tom and Nic Skipwith
Wedding Reception, Somerford Hall, Brewood, May 2011.
To the band members that played at our wedding at Rowton Castle on Thursday 19th May 2011.
You were brilliant and helped create an amazing atmosphere. Everyone commented on how good you were and how good the evening was so thank you again!
Ben & Jo Wilson.
Wedding Reception, Rowton Castle, Shrewsbury, May 2011.
Just sending you a quick e-mail to say thanks for playing at our wedding on the 29th April 2011 at the Castle hotel, Tamworth. The band sounded fantastic and we’ve had some wonderful comments from our guests about how good you were. The choice of music was perfect and everyone seemed happy. We would not hesitate to recommend your services to others!
Rodney & Karen Lowe
Wedding Reception, The Castle Hotel, Tamworth, April 2011.
James and all the band Just to say a huge thank you for your set last night – sorry we ran late and really appreciate you staying on longer. Much comment this morning about your performance – went down really well. Thanks again.
21st Birthday Party, Oxford, April 2011.
Everyone has been really positive about the band, thought you’d like to know. Thanks for making it a great evening. If you’d like any form of recommendation or testimonial from us just let me know.
Wedding Reception, The Forest Hotel, Dorridge, March 2011.
Dear James & The Smooth Criminals.
Thank you all so very much for being so fantastic at our wedding back in December! We had complete faith that you would be brilliant and you did not disappoint. The dance floor was packed and the atmosphere was amazing....we really did love every second, everyone is talking about how great you were!
Thank you!! With very best wishes,
Ed & Kelly Rogers.
Wedding Reception, Althorp House, Northampton, December 2010.
To The Smooth Criminals.
Thank you for making our wedding day so special – everyone really enjoyed your music! Love
Claire & Giles.
Wedding Reception, Swinfen Hall, Lichfield, December 2010.
Dear Smooth Criminals,
Excellent doesn't even come close to the description of the Christmas Hollywood Ball we had. Your part in the evening made the night. Our staff are not afraid to moan if they had a bad night. Last year there were moans about the band that was booked. This year the comments were "where did you find them?" "good find" and from young to the older staff all were smiling. Everyone said how great the night was and its now over two months and people are still talking about it. We are also having a Summer Ball and will be looking at booking you again. Thank you for the entertainment worth every penny.
Flt Lt Ali Beresford
Royal Centre for Defence Medicine Christmas Ball, Birmingham Crowne Plaza, December 2010.
Dear James, I just wanted to send you an email to thank you and the rest of The Smooth Criminals for providing amazing entertainment at our wedding. I think it's testament to you all that the dancefloor was never empty, and you kept the party going right til the very end. I have received so many compliments about you from our guests, and not one of them described you as anything less than amazing. David and I will happily recommend you to all we know, and you will be the first port of call whenever we need to hire a band. I cannot thank you enough for everything, right from the very beginning when I first enquired about your services you were friendly, professional and you helped make the process a lot easier! I'd like to say an extra thanks for the first dance, Wonderful Tonight; it was perfect, just perfect. Thank you. I'm in danger of gushing, so will leave it there, but thank you so very much - you all helped to make our wedding extra special and provided us with some fantastic memories. Best wishes.
Chloe and David
Wedding Reception, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, November 2010.
Thank you and the rest of the Smooth Criminals for making our day so special. All our guests including us thoroughly enjoyed your music and the band was great. Best wishes.
Tawakir and Andy.
Wedding, Sandford Hall, Stafford, October 2010.
James and the Smooth Criminals,
Now the dust has settled we just wanted to send you guys a little message to say a huge thank you for the evening of great music at our wedding last month. It was a great day made all the better in the evening when you started playing and managed to keep us all dancing for the whole evening. The set list, which we left up to you was perfect for the whole evening! We have had so many people comment on how great your performance was.......and we have passed on your details!!! Thank you and all the very best.
Sarah and James Hoyland.
Wedding Reception, Salford Hall, Abbots Salford, October 2010
James and the Smooth Criminals.
Claire and myself would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for a fantastic experience on our wedding night (9th Oct). Your performance was absolutely brilliant and enjoyed by all. Well done on keeping the dance floor full all night. Once again we cant thank you enough.
Mr & Mrs D Alford.
Wedding, Birmingham Council House, October 2010.
Alex and I would just like to say a big thank you to you and the guys for your excellent set on Friday evening.
Apologies for not being able to thank you or speak properly on the night but as you can probably appreciate it was very hectic for us both.
You did a fantastic job and everyone really enjoyed it.
Simon & Alex Jones.
Wedding, The Priest House, Castle Donington, October 2010.
Hi James, Back from honeymoon now and just wanted to say thanks to you guys for making a great night at Hogarths. We were really pleased with the first dance so thanks again for playing that. All the best.
Matt & Laura Bartlett.
Wedding, Hogarths, Solihull, September 2010.
Hi Guys, Sorry meant to write sooner to you but we just wanted to say you were absolutely amazing at our wedding, we thoroughly enjoyed your set and you really made the evening. Hope you guys enjoyed it too (I appreciate it's work to you!) and with a bit of luck will get to see you play again at a wedding in the future (some of our friends were enquiring after you). Best regards.
Andy & Saba Spilsbury.
Wedding, Worcester, August 2010.
Hello James Ian and I would like to thank you and the for an excellent evenings entertainment, the dance floor constantly full and choice of music suited all ages, some real diva's strutting there stuff and that’s not just the women!?! So many of the guests agree you are a real find, making our wedding, a night to remember. We will recommend you to anyone enquiring about a band Again, Thank you so much.
Gillian and Ian
Wedding Reception, Ansty, August 2010
I hope you had a good journey home on Saturday.
First I would like to thank you for initially not making the music so loud as to make it impossible to carry on a conversation at the tables, but still loud enough to enjoy. As the hostess still trying to fit in a few words with all our guests, I certainly appreciated that.
The music was great, crisp, well-balanced and full of life, in fact everything I hoped it would be from listening to the clips on your website. We received from our guests many compliments on our choice of band and the quality of the music and I think it is a testament to that and your ability to "read" your audience that the dance floor was full right up to the end of the evening.
Thank you for helping to make the evening such a success.
With best wishes
Wedding Reception, Ross On Wye, August 2010.
Sorry its taken us a few weeks to get round to this, but wanted to say a massive thank you to you and the band for the sets you did at our wedding and for your dj'ing too. I cannot overstate how pleased we were with the band - we absolutely loved what you did and we have had loads of comments from our guests too about how great you were. Was great to have so many people on the dance floor - and loved dancing to you myself! You were all brill - thank you so much! Obviously, we would be very happy to recommend you to anyone looking for a band for their wedding.
All the best.
Liz and Aidan
Wedding Reception, Warwickshire, July 2010.
Many thanks to you and the band for playing at our wedding on Saturday. We thought you were brilliant and so many people commented on how good you were. Hopefully you will get a few bookings out of it too.
Thanks again James.
Greg & Liz.
Wedding Reception, Worcester, July 2010.
Hi James, I just wanted to pop you a note to say thank you all so much for the amazing job you did at our wedding on 3rd July - you were all amazing! Honestly, we have had so many letters and comments about how fantastic the music was, both band and DJ, it has been incredible. The dance floor was packed from start to finish. I haven't got my mits on the official photographs yet but if you would like some of the dancing ones (if there are any good ones) when they arrive then please just let me know. Please please do pass on our huge thanks to the whole team, you really helped make it a fantastic evening. Thanks again
Wedding Reception, Martley, Worcester, July 2010.
Hi James I have been meaning to get in touch since we got back from honeymoon. I wanted to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding on 12th June at Spetchley Gardens. You were so helpful and professional and the music was truly fantastic. Every one of our guests commented on how brilliant you all were; that you are the best wedding band they have ever heard (and we have been to a lot of weddings over the last couple of years!) We have some very memorable and hilarious photos from the dance floor prompted by your superb music, so thank you very much indeed. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anyone else looking for a wedding band... you were absolutely brilliant. With best wishes
Wedding Reception, Worcester June 2010.
Hello James., Hope you’re ok, Just wanted to say thank you so much for last weekend - you were brilliant and everyone was so complimentary about you guys! Thanks again.
Wedding Reception, Swinfen Hall Hotel, Lichfield, June 2010.
Hi James Just a quick note to say many thanks to you and the rest of the band for some great entertainment at our wedding reception on 4th June. I know we had some issues with us running late but it was all taken in your stride and your performance was fantastic. So many guests have commented on how good you were and how professional and polished you sound. Rest assured if anyone asks us to recommend some entertainment, you will be top of the list. Look forward to seeing you around Kingsbury.
Steve and Terri Cartmell.
Wedding Reception, Bodymoor Heath, June 2010.
The Smooth Criminals!
This is just a small note from myself and Russ to say thank you so much for playing at our wedding on the 29th May. The music was absolutely fab and so many people commented on how great the band was!! We will most definitely recommend you guys again and again!
Many, many thanks again for making the perfect day perfect in every way.
Jess & Russ Holmes.
Wedding reception, Colchester, May 2010.
Dear Smooth Criminals.
Andrew and I wanted to write to thank you for performing at our wedding at the “Queen’s House” on 14th May. Both of the sets you performed were amazing and the first dance was fantastic! We received lots of comments from our guests about how great you were, so shall pass on your contact details.
Many thanks again.
Amy & Andrew.
Wedding Reception Party, London, May 2010.
We found the Smooth Criminals from their website, which we were immediately impressed by, as they covered a wide range of songs and looked professional. We were not let down on the night, the combination of male and female vocals added great variety to the songs, and got everybody dancing from the start. All the band members had a relaxed, happy and energetic vibe which came over in their performance and added to the atmosphere on the night. James, the drummer DJ’d to fill in the gaps, which kept everybody dancing.
They really topped off a great day with a superb performance and lots of guests said how much they enjoyed the evening and the music.
Andy & Kat Hodgson
Wedding Reception, Rugby, May 2010.
Can you pass on a huge Thank You to Matt & the band for making our wedding day so special. They played brilliantly and got everyone up on the dance floor even Chris' 85 year old nan!.......just what we wanted. All our guests commented on how fantastic they were.
Thanks also for your help and assistance along the way.
We wont hesitate to use you again for the next celebration.
Tracey & Chris Norcup
Wedding Reception, Hogarth's Hotel, Solihull, 1st May 2010
Hi James, Many thanks to all of you for a fab night of music on Saturday. We're so sorry for the late running of the evening!! Nothing to do with us, I have to say - just endless talking by some (that could have been done during your break!) Everybody was very impressed with you, including us! We shall certainly recommend your band for the future. Thank you again for being so punctual too. Kind Regards
Tricia and David
Freemasons Ladies Weekend, Stratford Upon Avon, April 2010.
Just a quick email to say how much we and our guests enjoyed you guys last night (if you hadn't guessed)- and it looked like you were enjoying playing to us!! You helped make the day soooo special! If you want us to write any recommendations or do anything...just let us know, as would recommend you to anyone!! Journey was awesome!! And you made one of my best mate's days with the Mustang Sally sing off!!! Brilliant, thanks again!!
Neil and Kate Turner
Wedding Reception Party, Lichfield, April 2010.
“The Smooth Criminals helped create a brilliant atmosphere at Gavin and Kerry’s wedding, the playlist was great, lots of classic hits! They also had everyone up dancing for most of the night which is always difficult to do, definitely recommend them!”
Graeme Hawley (AKA John Stape – Coronation Street)
Wedding Reception, Hinckley, March 2010.
I thought you and the band were fantastic, particularly the female vocals! You were great to deal with too, answering the brides endless questions and such, so thank-you – you helped make their day very special! I have lost count of how many of the guests complimented you to me, all I need to do now is think up another occasion to hire your band!
Jan Snape - Best Man
Wedding Reception, Hinckley, March 2010.
Here’s some comments from our last showcase for a small selection of clients
Hi James, I know it's what you do but I just wanted to say a massive thanks to all you guys for giving us the opportunity to come and hear you play last night! We knew you were good but WOW! Just confirmed we made a great choice and can't wait for the wedding & party now!
Hi James, Just wanted to say thanks for last night. You all sounded amazing! I left bursting with excitement.
Dear Smooth Criminals.
Thank you so much for the fantastic night you helped create at our wedding in January.
We really appreciate you learning “I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing” as we’re sure it wasn’t the easiest! We had a perfect day and the night was so much fun, definitely due to the great music!!
Thanks again & kind regards.
Catherine & Kyle.
Wedding, Bromsgrove, January 2010.
This is just to say a big "Thank you" to you and your band for your brilliant performance at my daughter's wedding reception in Hanbury on 23rd January.
You were very low key and efficient in setting up etc and we received many compliments about you from our guests. The opening song was great!
Thanks once again. Best wishes.
Wedding Reception, Bromsgrove, January 2010.
The Smooth Criminals were absolute professionals from start to finish. We were really impressed with how flexible and helpful the band was during the planning stages of our event.
On the night, they got everybody dancing and delivered an excellent set and were happy to keep the encores going!
We'd definitely work with The Smooth Criminals again for future parties!
Glenn Howells Architects / DBK
Office Christmas Party, Birmingham, December 2009.
Dear James and fellow Smooth Criminals!
Thank you so much for playing at our wedding party back in December. Throughout the night all our guests were commenting on how brilliant you were, and since then it's been a regular topic of conversation when speaking to them. We have been recommending you to everybody we know, so hopefully you can expect many more bookings from lots of our friends in the future! We were really impressed by the talents of all your band members, and your choice of songs was perfect - you seemed to quickly judge the tastes of our guests and play a continuous set of tracks which made sure everyone remained on the dance floor all night. We were so grateful that you were able to make the time to rehearse and play our 'first dance' even though it wasn't one of your usual numbers - and what an excellent job you did! It really meant a lot to us to have that personal touch.
Thanks again for making our party an even more special night to remember. Take care and best wishes to you all for 2010!
Vicky and Graham Frith
Wedding Party, Worcester, December 2009.
Thanks Smooth Criminals for a fantastic night of music for my 40th birthday party. The play list was exactly what I wanted – the kind of songs that get people up to dance and sing along to. You are all great musicians and in particular I was so pleased with the pianist who played continually for the first hour – what a pro! You really helped to make the night one to remember.
40th Birthday Party, Leamington Spa, November 2009.
What a fantastic night and what a fantastic band; the Smooth Criminals certainly played their 'Get out of jail free' card to great effect! This is a young, vibrant band with a great repertoire and dancing the night away is just what everyone did.
Jan & Mark Weatherley
Birthday Party, Warwickshire, September 2009.
"We recently attended a birthday party where Smooth Criminals performed. Right from the beginning of the evening they got guests up and dancing. The musicians and vocals were outstanding and there was enthusiastic cheering and clapping at the end of each song. First class repertoire. They created a warm relationship with their audience. Consummate professionals - we highly recommend them."
Gill and Alvar Sparrow
Birthday Party, Warwickshire, September 2009.
“The best wedding band I’ve ever heard”
Wedding, Surrey, September 2009.
"This was the first time I have experienced a night of The Smooth Criminals and what a pleasant surprise. Smooth they were and.....criminal if they don't go on to stardom! Unlike most of their gigs at weddings, we were fortunate to hear them play and dance at a 60th birthday party. Just goes to show how adaptable they are and how their professionalism caters for all ages and occasions. Bespoke is the keyword as they tailor their act to the individual requirements. Thank you all for a brilliant evening."
Wendy and Brian Hutchings.
60th Birthday Party, Sutton Coldfield, September 2009.
I'm delighted to write a testimonial for the Smooth Criminals, who played at our wedding. From the word go they were very professional. James is a very personable chap who was eager to please ensuring everything would be exactly as we wanted. He wrote a clearly agreed contract stating when they would arrive, set-up and play ect. On the day everything went smoothly, and they rocked! Clearly each individual member is a talented musician in their own right, and together they are a tight outfit. They played to the crowd and lots of encores. We had a perfect night, and our friends and family danced and loved it. Thank you very much!
Dr Toby Pearn and Dr Louise Pearn.
Wedding, Shropshire, May 2009.
I just wanted to send a note to say thank you so much to you and the band for the excellent set on the 20th December at our wedding party. It was exactly what I wanted and lots of the guests have commented on how great you all were. We really enjoyed it and everyone is saying what a great party it was.
I hope you and the band had a great Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.
Kelly & Tom Weber.
Wedding Reception, Thame, December 08.
"What a Party"
We recently got married on the 25/10/08 and had one hell of a reception/party in the evening at Lanes Barn in south Oxfordshire. Following a great day the celebrations continued into the evening with all our family and friends, 120 plus arriving to the party with a fabulous band playing there stuff all night.
"The Smooth Criminals" What a brilliant band, they were so tight, great musicians and top vocals playing a great selection of hits, rock & roll, soul, jazz, a fantastic time had by all. Everyone up on the floor bopping to the late hours, Quite frankly we could not have picked a better band, even after 2 weeks the gang are still going on about the great music the band were playing at our celebration gig. There's just nothing like great live music and "The Smooth Criminals" are the band for any party.
To all the guy's in the band, thanks so much for making our night such a brilliant event. (we will have to do it again sometime).
John & Anne King.
Wedding Reception, Oxon, October 08.
Hi James. Hope you are well. Wanted to say a big thank you! We had a great wedding, even the weather turned out great, it was sunny all day after weeks of rain!
The band were brilliant, really enjoyed them and the whole room danced and danced all night, they played requests for my bridesmaids which made their day and they really got involved with the guests and I couldn’t be more pleased with the music and the band members themselves, they were polite and certainly looked like they enjoyed themselves. I hope you enjoyed playing for us!
Lucy and Seb
Wedding Reception, Solihull September 08
Everything was fantastic! I have just got back from Sicily (which I can highly recommend!) The band was great and I wouldn’t hesitate in booking them in the future.
Wedding Reception, Bedford, June 08
Dear James & All the band
I wanted to write to say an enormous thank you for playing so fantastically at our wedding on the 17th May!
We’re now back from honeymoon and settling down into real life but we had the most fantastic wedding! So many people have said how great you guys were and my uncle absolutely loved the chance to rock-n-roll dance, which was quite the experience for when my turn came.
One of my favourite memories of the day was dancing down the path from the marquee, at the end. We didn’t want to leave but we had to go and I skipped away from the best party ever to Summer of 69’ which you guys were playing fantastically and I just thought ‘what’ a perfect end to the day. Jealous that everyone else got to stay on and dance but so pleased that it had been such a success. So thank you all for being fab and making the day even more special.
All the very best.
Wedding Reception, Amersham, June 08.