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Hi James,

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding on the 25th!
We had such a great time and everyone has been raving about you guys since - which is fantastic! I don’t think the dance floor emptied all night which is exactly what we wanted.

Thank you!!

Harriet and Alfie ☺️
Wedding Reception, Wedding Reception, Shipston-On-Stour, Warwickshire, May 2024.

Hi James,

We both just wanted to say the biggest thank you to yourself and the rest of the band for making our wedding day so perfect.

We’ve had so much feedback from our guests about how much they enjoyed your sets. It truly was amazing and exactly what we both wanted for the day. It felt like there was a lot of energy on the dance floor so hopefully you guys enjoyed that too!

I hope everything went smoothly from the venue with food and setting up. I’ll be honest, the last few hours were quite a blur for me so I hope it was fine!

Lastly I’d like to apologise for my wife getting on the mic for far too long haha!

Already planning to book you guys for anniversary parties

All the best

Alex and Sian
Wedding Reception, Nant Gwythern, Pwllheli, May 2024.

Hi James,

Thanks for last night, I had a fab time and the feedback on the band has been great. Great singers and musicians. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.
Think we made about £4000, so that was great.
Any chance of a copy of the picture you took at the end of the night.

Thanks again,

Carol Selway
School PTA Fundraiser, Aston Wood Golf Club, Sutton Coldfield. May 2024.

edgeHi James,

Thanks so much for the music at our wedding reception the other week. You were absolutely fantastic and all our guests had a great time.
I trust that all was ok with the changing room and catering etc, Hope you managed to get pizzas too.

Thanks as well for accommodating us in the first song. We loved it and hopefully it served the purpose of getting everyone dancing without denting your professional pride too much.

Joel and Anna
Wedding Reception, Dean Close House, Cheltenham, April 2024.

Hi James,

On behalf of my family, we had a really great time yesterday and would like to thank you and the rest of the band members for making it so special. I received so many compliments on how good the music was, we enjoyed it all! It must have been a long day and I appreciate dedication of your time in order to make the party so seamless in the midst of what I can only describe as 'wonderful family chaos'! It will be talked about for some time....

All the best,

90th Birthday Party, Glamorgan Wanderers RFC, Cardiff, January 2024.

Really friendly band. James met with us beforehand to easily walk through the itinerary giving us lots of options for the night. The band were superb with the set building from 60's through recent sounds which kept the place bouncing all night. Absolutely recommend for a great party!

Warren Thomas - Serco

Excellent band - very professional from the first call. I cannot recommend The Smooth Criminals enough. We used them for our works Christmas party. Great musicians, great voices and a wide selection of music. Everyone commented on how good they were.

Mark Atkinson - Serco

Christmas Party, Actress & Bishop - Birmingham Centre, December 2023.


Just a quick note to thank you all for a great evening on Thursday and to let you know the feedback has been copiously positive.

Please pass on my regards and thanks to all – I wish you only the best for the future. You all deserve it

Mathew Jellings

Here's some comments Matthew sent us from Linked In:

A big thank you to Mathew Jellings for recommending the band that played last night. It was a brilliant evening, my feet (and head) are still recovering!
Jenny Clack

Big shout to Mathew Jellings for recommending that brilliant band, what a night!!!
Julia Brennan

Fantastic summit! Great to catch up with the Solace family and make some new friends. My feet are almost back to normal after dancing the night away and big thanks to Mathew Jellings for the band recommendation and for his delightful company on the dance floor!
Sally Bailey

Mathew Jellings
SOLACE Annual Summit, Birmingham Hilton Metropole, October 2023.

The Smooth Criminals performed at our wedding and were amazing! Communication prior to the day was great, everything was on time and well organised. They started by performing our first dance song and then did 2 x 1 hour sets for us. The dance floor was full and everyone was loving the music and the energy. We were begging for more when they had to finish.

It was exactly what we wanted!! I would definitely recommend them

Amy & Dave,
Wedding Reception, Thorpe Garden, Tamworth, September 2023.
Taken from our Google Business page:

My wife and I hired The Smooth Criminals for our wedding party last month and we simply could not have been happier that we found them! Absolutely everyone at the party commented on how great they thought the band was. Their communication right up to the day was excellent and they were very graciously accommodating of our set requests. Please be assured that you need not look any further for a band for your event - you won't find any better.

Thank you so much again to The Smooth Criminals, whenever we have an anniversary party we'll book you again in a heartbeat!

Dave and Nicole
Wedding Reception Garden Party, Sutton Coldfield, August 2023.
Taken from our Google Business page:

We are so pleased we chose The Smooth Criminals for our wedding entertainment. They were very professional and were brilliant to work with. The music was fantastic, the dance floor was packed from the first song until the last and I didn't stop dancing until the band's last song. I even lost my voice the next day due to all the singing and cheering. I would very highly recommend this band for a special event.

Jessica Court,
Wedding Reception, Irnham Hall, Grantham, August 2023.

Hi James,

I just wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you for Saturday Night. All I have had is positive feedback!

We’re really pleased with how it went and we hope you all had a nice evening.

Hope to deal with you guys again in the future.

Claire Docker
Golf Club Event Night, Robin Hood Gold Club, Solihull, August 2023.

Hi James,

Apologies that this has taken some time to reach you but Charlotte and I would like to thank you with all our heart for performing at our wedding. You are all talented musicians and it was a real pleasure to listen to such a tight and professional band. You provided the exact atmosphere that we were after and were such a joy to work with. We feel very lucky to have come across you at the Dineen wedding a few years ago and were honoured that you were able to travel down to us. I really hope that getting the van back up the hill wasn't too much of a problem and that you felt catered for on the day. We will both speak highly of you and recommend your services should we encounter anyone looking to book a band for an event or function in the future.

Thank you again for keeping us dancing into the night.

Warm Regards,

Tom and Charlotte,
Wedding Reception, Hidden Valley, Surrey, July 2023.

Hi James

Just wanted to give you and your bandmates a huge thank you for your performance on our wedding day the weekend before last.

Both me and Miranda absolutely loved it, and our guests were blown away by the quality of the music and singing. We've had many guests mention how they thought the band were a real highlight of the day, and the barn had a fantastic atmosphere all night.

It was a brilliant day, and we are very grateful to you for being a part of it.

All the best for the rest of the summer!

Thanks again,

Tom & Miranda,
Wedding Reception, The Vineyard, Coddington, Herefordshire, July 2023.

Hi James,
A big, big Thank you for Saturday! You were all fabulous as usual and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it! I always get so many comments about you guys being amazing. The weather didn’t dampen our spirits! I hope you all got fed and watered ok.

Lovely to see you and hope to see you soon at our next event

Nicola Thompson,
Renewal Of Vows, Enchanting Woodland Weddings, Hockley Heath, July 2023.

Hi James,

We just wanted to drop you a quick note to say a huge thank you for your gig at our wedding last weekend! Your rendition of “Little Talks” absolutely topped off the day and we can’t thank you enough. Sorry if the dance floor wasn’t quite as busy as we had hoped at times - it had turned out to be such a glorious evening and the first warm evening of the year that many of our guests stayed outside much longer than we anticipated.

Thank you also for incorporating so many of our favourite songs into the set list and playlist - it was hugely appreciated. Please let us know if there’s anything we can do in terms of positive feedback (google reviews etc) that may be helpful. In the meantime, wishing you a great bank holiday weekend ahead.

Best wishes,

Amy & James
Wedding Reception, Homme House, Much Markle, Ledbury, May 2023.

Hey James

We want to say a massive thank you for the mind-blowing performance at our wedding. Seriously, you guys absolutely smashed it and kept the party vibe going.

You are all super talented and that cover of Grow As We Go was absolutely incredible. It gave us goosebumps and made us cry. A perfect combo.

And it wasn't just the sentimental moments that got us. You had everyone on their feet dancing. The way you read the crowd and picked the perfect songs was spot on. Our guests can't stop going on about how amazing the music was.

Thank you, truly

Ami & Morgan
Wedding Reception, The Mill Barns, Bridgnorth, May 2023

Hi James,

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding on Wednesday! We were blown away by how good you all were, and you really made our first dance song so special. Everyone came up to us signing your praises, you were unforgettable! You really made the evening so, so amazing, thank you again.

I think you may have recruited a few more weddings from it too - I’ve passed your details onto my sister who is getting married next September!

Kind Regards,

Wedding Reception, Blakelands Country House, Staffordshire, April 2023.

We just wanted to say thanks to you all, you sounded amazing. Gutted we didn't get chance to dance all night. You were brilliant, thank you.

Simon & Anthony
Wedding Reception, Pendrell Hall, Wolverhampton, New Years Eve 2022.

Hi all,

Just a note to say a massive thank you for your performance on Saturday night. You were wonderful, and induced an excellent showing on the dance floor!
All our guests were super impressed, and thank you for taking so many requests - everyone was chuffed that 'their song' was played.
Also, thank you for being so flexible when we ran late.

Look forward to seeing you again at Jess and Ben's wedding in August next year!


Caroline and Harry
Wedding Reception, Elmore Court, Gloucestershire, November 2022.

Thank you so so much for your band playing for the party
🎈Honestly you did brilliant, Gez was so impressed and loved it, thank you again
Take care,

Lynne 🎻 x
Surprise Birthday Party, The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, November 2022.

Good Morning to you

We wanted to send out a massive thank you for your help in putting together our ‘Summer Party’ last Thursday, 6th October - our first in three years (due to covid).

We cannot thank you enough for all of your support with this event. It all ran super smoothly and our team enjoyed themselves greatly.

We raised just over £8,800 for our charity Partner – Papworth Trust! Jo from the Trust attended last week and was bowled over by the support and the event itself.

It wouldn’t have been possible without all of you.

Wishing you all the best – and do get in touch if you would like a reference quote.

Best wishes

Paul Schofield - Senior Partner - Deloitte LLP, Cambridge
Corporate Party, The Barn - Spring Farm, Cambridge, October 2022

Hi James,

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for Thursday. The band were brilliant and everyone had such a good time. Always a relief when everyone gets up and dances and you definitely had them doing that!

We would love to see any photos you took, I have attached a couple we have of the band.

Thanks again,

Stephanie Sandall - Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
70's Themed Staff Party, Robinson College, Cambridge, September 2022.

Hi James

Fin and I wanted to say a huge thank you for Saturday. The band were absolutely brilliant and the first dance went swimmingly.

I can totally see now we were overthinking everything on the music and could have just left it all to you. Wonderful entertainment and so many of our guests commented what a great band you were….and could we tell them who you were and where to find you.

Thanks for making it such a great night.

We noticed you were taking a few pictures on the night into the audience. Would you be willing to share any of those pics as we’d love to see what you got from that angle?

Once again thanks very much and we’d be very happy to do you a review or whatever would be good for you.

Best wishes

Andrew & Fin
Wedding Reception, Nuhurst Grange, Solihull, September 2022.

Hi James,

Firstly, thank you so much for the most wonderful performance you and the band provided for our wedding day!

We were blown away by how amazing you all were! You kept us dancing all night long, and we have had so many comments about how fantastic you were afterwards. You consistently read the room, and played amazing song after amazing song - we were all achy the next day.

Please also let us know where we can leave you a review!

Kind Regards,

Erin & Tim
Wedding Reception, The Glasshouse, Jephson Gardens, Leamington Spa, August 2022
Photos by Marcus Rice Photography: @marcusricephotography

Hi James,

We just wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU for Friday night, we both had such an amazing time! We absolutely loved the band, and so many of our guests commented on how fantastic you were too! And even though we worried we wouldn't make it to 2am, it seems you couldn't get some of us off the dance floor - I didn't think I'd be dancing to steps, SClub7 etc at the age of 37, and loving it!

I think one of you took a few photos - would you mind sharing them with us (especially the "end of the night" shot!).

Jen & Duncan
Wedding Reception, Fazeley Studios, Birmingham, September 2022.

Wow, amazing, would recommend as would everyone of our guests. We hired the Smooth Criminals for our party in August 2022 and it was a pleasure throughout. Their set up was amazing and they provided excellent entertainment throughout the night. We loved it and continue to get friends and family commenting how much they loved the band too.

Thank you so much.

Joe and Rosie
Wedding Anniversary Party, Swanage, August 2022.

Taken from our Google business page

The Smooth Criminals played at our wedding in South Wales and we couldn't have made a better choice, they were true professionals. Communication was great in the lead up to the day and they were super accommodating of all our requests.

On the day, they ran the evening entertainment without a hitch, flexing their sets to the late running of day. Their talent, combined with the high quality equipment they use resulted in a professional sound and incredible performance - we had so many complements from guests during and after the event, many of whom are musicians themselves.

Josh Curtis
Wedding Reception, St Donat's Castle, Llantwit Major, August 2022.

Taken from our Google business page

Hi James,

Hope you're well!

We just wanted to drop you a message and thank you and the band for such an epic performance at our wedding. Everyone had such a good time and we've had so many comments about the band and how good you all were at getting everyone dancing.

All the songs were brilliant and you had the full range of guests up on the dance floor, from our grandparents to all our mates. You really set the atmosphere in the evening and we couldn't have asked for more! We hope you all enjoyed it.

We'll definitely be recommending you to all our mates getting married in the coming years :)

All the best,

Mitch and Jules
Wedding Reception, Mill Barns, Bridgnorth, July 2022.

Hi James

We just wanted to say thank you for providing music at our wedding on Saturday.
You sounded great and our guests absolutely loved the band which kept them on the dance floor!

Many thanks

Lucy and Joe
Wedding Reception, Claridge's - London, July 2022.

Hello Smooth Criminals,

We just want to say a massive thank you to the band yesterday evening. You were brilliant and everyone had such a good time, so thank you. We look forward to hopefully having you back next year!

Best of luck,

Saoirse and the rest of the FYD team
Graduation Party, De Vere Tortworth Court, Gloucestershire, July 2022.

Good evening,

Hope you’re all ok.

We just wanted to reach out and say a massive thank you to the whole band for the performance at our wedding. We had an excellent evening and have had so many compliments about how good you guys were. Truly worth the wait, so thank you.

We also noticed that you guys were taking photos and would love to see them. We’ve seen you often put some on social media, will you be doing that or could you send us some over?

Thanks again it truly was a great day and you guys made the evening fantastic, lots of fun and lots of memories.


Sean and Hannah
Wedding Reception, Cotswolds Hotel and Spa, Chipping Norton, May 2022.

Hi James,

I just wanted to drop you an email to say a massive thank you to you and the band for everything you did on Friday night. Everyone had a great time and has said how much they enjoyed the live music. You went above and beyond to help with the walk on music and ensure everyone was happy from Netball West Midlands and for that I am really grateful.

I look forward to seeing the picture you took at the end of the night, and I hope we can work together in the future.

Best Wishes,

Rosa Dakin - Regional Coordinator - West Midlands - England Netball.
Corporate Function, Villa Park, May 2022.

I think I'm finally recovered James. The band were insane, you guys were just amazing and honestly can't thank you enough for letting me sing with you! A dream come true for me!

The feedback has been great for you all and we'll definitely be doing it all over again soon! I saw you were taking pictures, if you can send any through that would be amazing.

Once again thank you so much!

Tor Phillips
Birthday Party, Stourport, April 2022.

Hi James,

I just wanted to extend my thanks to you and your team for fulling this commitment at such short notice.
I would also like to commend you and your team on your performance, you guys were absolutely exceptional.
For any future events I will be sure to use or pass your details on to anyone else organising any functions.
Again I’m grateful for your work.

Kind regards,

John - Troop Commander,
Military Party, Dalton Barracks, Abingdon, February 2022.

Hi James,

Sorry we're only emailing you now- it’s been a few days of recovery from being so overwhelmed by the most amazing wedding day!

We wanted you thank you guys SO SO much for playing on Sunday. Your playlists were perfect, both the live sets and the DJ sets. Ours guests were up and dancing more than we could have hoped for! A personal thank you for your lovely arrangement of our first dance. Rest assured we will be recommending you highly in the future.

We hoped you were looked after well and enjoyed the night as much as we did.

All best,

Eddie and Emily,
Wedding Reception, Rugby School, Rugby, January 2022

Hi James,

Happy New Year. We hope you had a lovely Christmas.
Just wanted to drop you a line to thank you and the rest of the band for everything on our wedding day. We and our guests had a great time and you really made it a party to remember for us!
Thank you so much!

Kind regards,

Laura and Mike
Wedding Reception, The Barn at Redcoats, Hertfordshire, December 2021

Hi James and the Smooth Criminals,

Andrea and I are just about to get on a flight for a mini break. Just have time now to drop you guys a line.

We both wanted to thank you all very much for your fantastic performance at our wedding reception. It exceeded our expectations and some! We'll definitely be recommending you to anyone looking for a band.

We hope that the venue looked after all your needs on the night and you got home without any issues. We assume you're happy for us to tag you in any relevant photos on social media?

We hope we were a bit livelier than your usual mid week gigs haha

Many thanks,
Charles and Andrea
Wedding Reception, The Post Barn, Berkshire, October 2021.

Hi James,

Just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and the band for playing at our wedding. We had a lovely time and appreciate the part you played in the day, especially getting people up dancing.


Tom and Sarah
Wedding Reception, Mills Barns, Alveley, October 2021

Dear James,

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for being the most amazing band on Saturday! You helped us have the best wedding we could of imagined.

Our guests all commented how fantastic the band were and the dance floor was never empty!

We are away for a couple of weeks but when back we will do proper thank you's when back (above).


Dave & Laura xx
Wedding Reception, Penrith, September 2021

Hi James - just wanted to say you guys were absolutely AMAZING last night!! We loved every song!!!!! Thank you so so much. You made our night the best of our lives. All the guests said how great you were too! If there is anywhere I can leave a review etc when we are back from the honeymoon do let me know! 😊

Alice & Ed x
Wedding Reception, The Elms, Kettering, August 2021

Hi James,

I just wanted to thank you for playing at our wedding at the ashes. It was great to have live music and you guys were fantastic. Everybody said how much they enjoyed the band, thanks so much we had a real blast!

Louise Winter x
Wedding Reception, The Ashes, Stoke-On-Trent, July 2021

Hi James,

Thanks for your message - we had a fantastic time and so many of the guests said to us that the music was a real highlight; and, to be honest, we didn't notice anything wrong with the acoustics!

Glad you enjoyed the night as much as we did.

All the best,

Mark & Liss
Wedding Reception, St Chads College, Durham, August 2021.

Hi James

Thank you so much for Friday night! You and the band were amazing, we and all the guests absolutely loved it!! Would you be able to send us across the group photos you did. Enjoy the rest of your gigs this year!

Best wishes,
Julie and Tom xx
Wedding Reception, Shropshire, July 2021

Thank you for coming all the way back to York - we had a fantastic time and you were amazing xx

Mark & Marie Fishwick,
Joint 50th Birthday Party, York Marriott Hotel, York, March 2020

Dear James

Sorry I meant to send this on Monday, a quick note to thank you for Saturday night. The music was brilliant and we all really enjoyed it.
Best wishes

Hunt Ball, Walcot Hall, Shropshire, January 2020

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