North East Soiree - Live Music
North East Soiree - Live Music

Testimonials & Reviews for Live Wedding Music
String Quartet, Ceilidh, Jazz and Party Bands

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Testimonials



Hi Gordon, Just wanted to drop you a quick email to say a HUGE thank you for the fabulous string quartet at our wedding at The Alnwick Garden on Saturday July 15th. We had lots of our guests comment on how wonderful they were and I must add how professional too. Thank you and them for helping to make it such a special day. Their version of Perfect Day was stunning. Thanks again, Lucy & Russ [String Quartet, The Alnwick Gardens, July 2017]

Hi Gordon, We thought the music at the wedding was superb and will last with us for the rest of our lives. It fitted the mood of each stage of the day perfectly and everybody commented about how good it was. On behalf of me and my new wife I just want to say thank you all so much for adding that extra bit of class to our already amazing day. Kind Regards, Matt & Elly [String Quartet, Shincliffe, June 2017]

Hi Gordon, Thank you so much for doing such a fantastic job on our wedding night. Everyone loved the ceilidh, I'm so glad we decided to do it, and with you too. The music was great, and you managed to organise and coordinate everything perfectly for us. Thank you so much, Becky & Paul [Ceilidh, St Mary's Heritage Centre Gateshead, June 2017]

Hi Gordon, I just wanted to write to say a huge thank you for you and your colleagues fantastic work yesterday. Everyone has mentioned how fantastic the music was throughout the day and we couldn't be happier to have chosen you! We are en route to Skye now for our mini moon. All very exciting. Thanks again for everything, Sophie [String Quartet & Ceilidh at Cuddystone Hall, April 2017]

Hi Gordon, We have had so many great comments about the band and your wonderful entertainment was a huge part of making our day so fantastic and memorable. Kind regards, Trudy and David [Ceilidh, Stamfordham Village Hall, April 2017]

Hi Gordon, The Strip the Willow was a highlight of the day for me. The feedback we have had from guests about the ceilidh and the band has been extremely positive; everything just 'clicked' at the party and everyone had a ball. Regards, Joss [Headlam Hall, Ceilidh and Party Band, April 2017]

To Gordon, Thank you so much for our amazing string trio at our recent wedding at Redworth Hall on 25th March. You all played beautifully and all our guests commented on our surprise to them! Thank you again for everything. Love from Steph and Danny [String Trio, Redworth Hall, March 2017]

Hi Gordon, I just wanted to email to say a massive thank-you for the amazing string quartet, ceilidh and disco at our wedding! It was absolutely perfect and all the guests commented how much they'd enjoyed the music! The ceilidh especially was a whirlwind that got everyone on their feet (even those that never make it onto the dance floor!) we had a fabulous time and the music was wonderful! Thanks again for providing such a fantastic accompaniment to our day! Gemma [String Quartet & Ceilidh at Doxford Barns, Feb2017]

Hello Gordon, I hope you are good. We just wanted to drop you a mail to say a massive Thank You for organising/playing in the string quartet at our Wedding at Lartington hall. It really was fantastic and was a great hit with the guests. Sorry we didn't get a chance to say hello on the day, it all went by so fast. We will certainly recommend North East Soiree in the future. Best Regards and thanks again. David and Laura [String Quartet, Lartington Hall, November 2016]

Hi Gordon, Thanks for playing on Friday night. We really enjoyed the night, especially the music and the dancing. Kind regards, Claire [Ceilidh band, Washington Arts Centre, Nov 2016]

Dear Gordon, Thank you for coming to play at our wedding on 5th November. Everyone really enjoyed the music. Some of our guests were Scottish and have not been to a Ceilidh since their own weddings. I am really pleased I asked you and we are both very grateful to you and the band and thank you for making the evening so memorable for us. We wish you continued success. all the very best, Christine and Stephen [Ceilidh band, The Village Inn, Brompton, Nov 2016]

Hello Gordon, I am writing to thank you for performing at our wedding. I absolutely loved your rendition of Canon as I walked down the aisle. I am gutted I did not get to hear more from you but unfortunately the wedding photos took quite a while. All the guests commented on how well you all played. Kind regards, Joanna [String Quartet, Crathorne Hall, October 2016]

Hello, Wow what can I say thank you so much to all the string quartet was absolutely amazing everyone made a comment on how beautiful it was added that extra special memory for our day. Big thank you once again, Jenny and Chris [String Quartet, Redworth Hall, September 2016]

Hi Gordon, I just wanted to say thank you so much to you and the others for making a fabulous addition to our wedding on Friday. You produced a perfect sound that was exactly as I'd imagined it to be! I was just gutted we didn't get to enjoy you as we were off having photographs taken! All of the guests said you were fabulous though! So thank you again! Love Gemma and Tim [String Quartet, Horton Grange Hotel, September 2016]

Dear Gordon, Thank you so much for being so fantastic at our wedding on 14th August. You were amazing. Thanks also for tweaking the ceilidh running times, I was seriously struggling in my dress and those last two dances were absolutely perfect! Hope you all enjoyed some cake and buffet. Johannah [Ceilidh band, Assembly Rooms Newcastle, August 2016]

Thank you! You were absolutely brilliant and made our wedding day special. You sounded great! Claire and Davud [String Quartet, Beamish Hall, August 2016]

Thank you so much for sorting the evening entertainment at our wedding. It was amazing and just what we wanted - Perfect! With lots of love, Andrew, Sarah and Heath [Ceilidh Band, Alnwick Gardens Treehouse, July 2016]

Hi Gordon, Thanks for all the great help with the Ceilidh. It seems I'm not much better at it than when I was at school but thoroughly enjoyed what I can remember of it. Will definitely recommend you. All the best, Jonathan and Claire [Ceilidh band, Hazelwood Castle, March 2016]

Good afternoon Gordon, I'm just emailing to say a huge thank you for last night. You guys were amazing as always, I do apologise our ceilidh skills weren't quite as refined as previous years! Hopefully see you again next year. Thanks again, Georgina and the NUMC committee [Ceilidh Band, Featherstone Castle, March 2016]

Hi Gordon, I'm sorry I never really got a chance to speak to you on Friday but I just wanted to say a big thank you for our ceilidh and disco on friday. Everyone I have spoke to have said they had a really good night and that the ceilidh was a brilliant idea, especially my son and nieces who danced every ceilidh dance! Thank you so much for your time and patience with our guests, we really appreciate it. Kind regards, Deborah [Ceilidh, Newton Hall, Feb 2016]

North East Soiree, Thank you all so much for an amazing performance at our wedding! We (and everyone else) had the best time! Thanks for your patience too with us running late. We will definitely recommend you! Pete and Lu [Ceilidh and Party Band, Ellingham Hall, Jan 2016]

Hi Gordon, Sarah and I just wanted to extend our thanks to you and the other members of the North East Soiree for your performance at our wedding. The music was exactly what we wanted, and we were so impressed by the music and that you followed to play where our guests were congregating in the garden, which we hadn't even thought of! The ceilidh was the talking point of the evening. Everyone had fantastic time despite most of our guests having never attended a ceilidh before. We will certainly be recommending your band for future events. Kind Regards, Iain and Sarah [String Quartet and Ceilidh Band, Matfen Hall, Oct 2015]

Dear Gordon, Thank you very much indeed for providing both the excellent music and the calling for our party last Saturday. We had a wonderful time and a memorable evening. yours, Philip [Ceilidh, Coxhoe Village Hall, Sept 2015]

Hi Gordon, Thank you so much for your beautiful playing at our wedding on Friday. You were the perfect accompaniment to our ceremony and we particularly appreciated it when you played outside while our photographs were being taken. Julie and Debs [String Quartet, Saltwell Towers, Sept 2015]

Hi Gordon, Just wanted to say to you and the band thank you so much for making our day wonderful on the 1st of August. You were just as good as we remembered you at Mathew and Richelle's wedding if not better! We appreciated that Leeds is out of your usual remit and you travelled a little further than usual. The quartet sounded great and got a lot of guest (who had never met before) talking about the range of songs they played and singing along. The live band at night got people dancing and added to the party atmosphere. I love the fact that your music caters for both the day and evening parts of a wedding. I would highly recommend you to anyone. Lauren x [String Quartet, Party Band, Oulton Hall Leeds, Aug 2015]

Dear Gordon, We just wanted to say a huge thank you for playing our wedding at Langley Castle on 14 August 2015. The band were amazing and created a great atmosphere for the evening. Everyone has said how brilliant you guys were so we just wanted to pass that on to you too. Thanks again. Best regards Richard and Rebecca [Party Band, Langley Castle, Aug 2015]

To Gordon, Gordon and the Band. Thank you so much for playing ALL DAY at our wedding. Our guests raved about you and we loved you. We had such a fantastic day thanks to you all - everything was just perfect and we'd love to do it all again. Lots of love and thanks a million, Jo and Graham [String Quartet, Ceilidh and Party Band, Wood Hill Hall, July 2015]

Hey Gordon, I am finally coming around to saying thank you to all the people that helped make our wedding so perfect. Your band was superb - exactly what we wanted. Every single person there commented on how amazing the music was and the fact that you guys got the party started so well that we didn't stop until 3am says a lot! We also have some really lovely photos of the band if you are interested, I can send you a link to them. You guys are an incredible band and also really, genuinely awesome people. It was a real pleasure having you around on the day and I just wanted to take the opportunity to let you know how instrumental (hah!) you were in making this wedding absolutely amazing! Lots of love and good luck in the future, Hina [Ceilidh and Party Band, Marquee in Barkston Ash, July 2015]

A big thankyou to you all for a great evening of music. Everybody thoroughly enjoyed the evening. I hope I can be calling on you again for our next Champ Stake Party in 2017. With many thanks again and all best wishes, Sheila [Ceilidh, Blanchland Village Hall, July 2015]

Hi Gordon, Our wedding hangover has just about receded now, so I thought I'd reach out to say thanks for your input into making our day as special as it was. Everyone has said that your band were great and I especially appreciate the input you had into the ceremony earlier on. Thanks again Jonny and Keshia [String Quartet, Ceilidh, Party Band, Wynyard Hall, July 2015]

Dear Mr. Callander, Following the Garden Party for Carers and Volunteers yesterday, I wanted to write and thank the members of the North East Soiree for all they did to contribute to its success. Those who attended are an inspiring group of volunteers and carers. Their acts of kindness help so many others and they truly deserve a day of recognition for all that they do. I am sure your music added to the guests' enjoyment and made them feel even more important and special! With many thanks again and best wishes. Yours sincerely, The Duchess of Northumberland [Jazz Trio, Alnwick Gardens, June 2015]

Dear Gordon, Just wanted to say thank you for providing the ceilidh at our wedding on 13th June 2015 in Middleton Hall. It was one of the best ceilidhs I've been to and all of our guests enjoyed it. Please thank the whole band on our behalf. Kind regards, Joanne and Scott [Ceilidh, Middleton Hall, June 2015]

Just a note to thank you all for Saturday you were fab had so many compliments and loved the music. Thank you. Julia [String Quartet, Cuddystone Hall, May 2015]

Hi Gordon, Just wanted to say Thank you for a fabulous 18th party for my daughter. We all had a fantastic time and the Facebook comments from the young people show how much fun they had. Please thank Gordon and Stephen too, you were all lovely and made our night. We will be recommending you to our friends and colleagues. Kind regards, Angela [Ceilidh, Dipton Community Centre, April 2015]

To Gordon and the Ceilidh Knights. Phil and I would like to thank you for performing at our wedding! Many guests have commented on how much they enjoyed the Ceilidh and we loved seeing so many people up on the dance floor, who usually wouldn't partake in dancing. There were a few people who requested your contact details, so hopefully they will get in touch. Once again thankyou for playing at our wedding on Monday 6th April 2015 and all the best for future weddings. Nicola and Phil [Ceilidh, Lumley Castle, April 2015]

To Gordon, Amanda and Jessica, I am utterly overwhelmed for all the things you did to make my party such a great success. Everyone agreed the music was excellent and the way Gordon organised and announced various parts of the night made it run so smoothly. Thank you, Tim [Jazz and Ceilidh, Worsall Village Hall, Feb 2015]

Hi Gordon, I just wanted to thank you and the rest of the band once again. Everybody enjoyed the Ceilidh at my 50th Birthday Party on New Years Night. I can't remember the last time I had so much fun and everyone joined in at least once during the night. You made it fun and inclusive and really helped make my birthday celebrations a succes. Everyone is still talking about it. My family, friends and I will have no hesitation in recommending or booking you for events in the future. Kind Regards, Sandra [Ceilidh, Royal Station Hotel Newcastle, Jan 2015]

Thank you for super music and dancing on New Year's eve. [Ceilidh, Swainby Village Hall, Dec 2014]

Hi Gordon, Tim and I would like to express our sincere gratitude to you and your musicians for helping to make our wedding day so perfect. You created an atmosphere and added an extra touch of sparkle to our day. Thank you so much. Best wishes, Rebecca and Tim [Beamish Hall, String Quartet and Jazz Trio, Dec 2014]

Hi Gordon, Pete and I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you all for our wedding day. Your arrangement and playing was perfect and if anything we're slightly disappointed we did not get to hear you play for very long. I came in from upstairs and got Goosebumps the moment I could hear you playing. It was what I had dreamed of since starting to plan our wedding and we really couldn't have asked for more. We recorded our ceremony on a GoPro and it is fantastic to hear you, especially when playing 'Here Comes the Bride' and the music played during the signing of our register. It was the icing on our ceremony cake, so to speak. A huge thank you to yourself and all members of the quartet. You absolutely made our day! Amy and Pete [Rockliffe Hall, String Quartet, Nov 2014]

Dear Gordon, Just a quick email to say a massive "thank you" to you and your band for helping to make Amy and matt's wedding day such a success. You played magnificently throughout the day and everyone commented on how good the music was. Thank you so much. I hope all goes well for you and your wife in the next few weeks as you await your little arrival! Yours, Julia [Ellingham Hall, String Quartet and Ceilidh, Oct 2014]

Dear all at North East Soiree, We would just like to say a huge thank you to you all for the amazing job you did on our wedding day. We had soooooo many compliments about the music for the big day and everyone said how talented you all were, especially going from playing as a string quartet, to a jazz band, to doing the ceilidh and then the disco. We honestly can't thank you enough. You helped make our wedding day the most perfect and fun day that it was. A lot of our guests did not even know what a ceilidh was, you guys did a wonderful job of explaining it all and everybody loved it! Everybody absolutely loved all of the music that you guys played. Thanks again for also playing some of our special requests for the ceremony. Game of Thrones went down really well! We will 100% be recommending you to other people! Thanks again for helping make our day so memorable! All the best, Alex and Amy [Bamburgh Castle and Alnwick Gardens, String Quartet, Jazz and Ceilidh, Sept 2014]

Hi Gordon, Thank you very much for all your hard work on our wedding day! The music was absolutely fantastic and really helped make the day so special. It was brilliant to be able to walk down the aisle to my chosen song being played by such wonderful musicians and the selection you played during the reception drinks was excellent, too. We had many complimentary comments about the party band with guests saying it was the best wedding band they had heard by far. Please pass on our thanks to all your colleagues. Kind regards, Teresa and John [Linden Hall, String Quartet, Party Band, Aug 2014]

Dear Gordon and Team, Thank you for providing a stunning soundtrack to a magical morning! Best wishes Katherine and Andrew [Beamish Hall, String Quartet, Aug 2014]

Dear Gordon, Sorry i didn't get a chance to speak to you at the time but we just wanted to say a massive thank you for Saturday and for all of the preparation you did with the music. It was absolutely perfect, exactly what we wanted and our guests thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you for helping to make our wedding so special. Best wishes, Laura and Tim [st Giles Church and Durham Castle, String Quartet, Aug 2014]

Thank you to you and the team for making my daughter Alison and Ryan's wedding so special.30/08/14.You were excellent professionals from the beginning of the day at St Andrews church in Sadberge to the end of night disco at Crathorne. From classics to rock you blended in seamlessly no fuss or bother, excellent 10 out of 10 most highly recommended.
What a fantastic group of musicians! You helped make our daughter's wedding day wonderful from walking down the aisle right through to the end of the evening! "Thank you for the music!" Graham and Lesley [St Andrews Church and Crathorne Hall, String Quartet and Party Band, Aug 2014]

Dear Gordon, Have just got back from Guyzance Hall, which was where we spent the weekend. I wanted to contact you straightaway to let you know how wonderful the music was in the church. It was so good that when I arrived and opened the door to come in, I was overcome with emotion due to the sound of you all playing and burst into tears. I had to come back out and compose myself. All the guests have commented on how marvellous you were. Please pass on my heartfelt thanks to all of the quartet. I am so sorry I never got to thank you personally. Very best wishes. Deborah [Immaculate Heart RC Church, String Quartet, August 2014]

Hi Gordon, Pete and I wanted to thank you again for the gorgeous music on Saturday - the mix of jazz and folk/ceilidh was just right. And although for a lot of the time most people were outside, they were all enjoying the music. Thanks for making it a memorable, happy and very chilled evening! We didn't realise till later that you took one or two requests off-the-cuff which were much admired. Very best wishes, Hilary and Pete [Whinstone View, Ceilidh, July 2014]

Hi Gordon, Just to say thank you for playing on Saturday night everyone enjoyed it, and as my daughter Paula told you we will certainly recommend you to family and friends, once again thank you for a perfect night. Regards, Norma [Beamish Hall, Ceilidh, July 2014]

First of all I would like to thank you and the band for our wedding day. Our guests had such a good time and lots of people have been asking who you were after the event. Most didn't realise the string quartet and ceilidh were connected, however they really enjoyed both elements. Fiona and Ryan [Beamish Museum, String Quartet and Ceilidh, July 2014]

Dear Gordon & the Band, Thank you so much for all the last minute arrangements & for a fantastic day. The music throughout the day was beautiful & as always, the Ceilidh was so much fun. No doubt we will see you all soon. All the best, Mr & Mrs Tang [Rockliffe Hall, String Quartet and Ceilidh, July 2014]

Hi Gordon, Just wanted to say a massive Thank You for the string quartet at our wedding at Newton Hall last Friday. It was perfect. You gave me goosebumps and butterflies in my tummy when you started playing my entrance music. All of the guests commented on how beautifully you all played. I do apologise for not thanking you in person on the day. Definitely one of the highlights of the day. I can't thank you enough. Much Love, Mr and Mrs Dent and Hugo the ring bearer! [String Quartet, Newton Hall, July 2014]

Dear Mr Callander, Following the Garden Party for Carers and Volunteers yesterday, I wanted to write and thank you for all that you did to contribute to its success. It was very special to have you there, playing so brilliantly for the guests, and I am sure your presence added to the guests' enjoyment and made them feel even more important and special! I realise too that you helped us out at very short notice and I am extremely grateful for your time and efforts. With many thanks again and best wishes. Yours sincerely, The Duchess of Northumberland [The Alnwick Gardens, Jazz Duo, June 2014]

Hi Gordon, I just wanted to say thank you to you and the other musicians for the music you played at my wedding. Everyone said how amazing it was so thank you so much. Claire [Wynyard Hall, String Quartet, June 2014]

Hi Gordon, Thank you so much for Saturday, you and the band did a fantastic job and everyone had a great time. Thanks for providing such an energetic ceilidh! Thanks, Catherine [Brancepeth Castle, Ceilidh, June 2014]

Hi Gordon, We just wanted to take a moment to thank you so much for everything. The quartet was absolutely lovely. We really enjoyed all of your music. Thank you again, Chelsea [Langley Castle, String Quartet, June 2014]

Hi Gordon, Greetings from Hong Kong. Just on day two of honeymoon and thought we'd drop you an email to say thank you so much for last Saturday. Apologies I didn't have a chance to come and say hello and thank you personally, the day just whizzes by. Ian and I loved every moment of the day and one of our favourite moments was coming through the archway to the gravel driveway to hear you playing. We've had many guests tell us they loved your performance too. Many thanks for making the day truly memorable. Very best regards, Rachel and Ian [Ellingham Hall, String Quartet, May 2014]

Hello Gordon, A bit delayed but we have just came back off honeymoon. A massive thank you! Coming in and hearing you play really made it! You were brill! Everyone commented on how good you were! Were so sorry we were unable to come and thank you ourselves. Best of luck with your work and Kindest regards, Louise and Dan [St Mary's Church Wallsend, String Quartet, May 2014]

Thank you for the lovely performance on Sunday. You all did a brilliant job, we are all really happy with the music, it complemented the occasion. Thanks again, Sammi, Harvey and Family. [Beamish Hall, Bollywood String Quartet, April 2014]

Hello Gordon, I know I caught you on Sunday to thank you and Gordon for the perfect performance during my daughters wedding, when you left I received lots of other good comments from guests which I wanted you to know about. Thanks again, Mike [Newton Hall, Duet, Dec 2013]

Hi Gordon, We have just returned from our short honeymoon and would like to thank you for the lovely music played during our wedding ceremony and drinks reception on 12th Dec at Crathorne Hall. The day was lovely for all of us and all commented on the overall ambience and atmosphere on the day. Thank you once again. Sue [Crathorne Hall, String Quartet, Dec 2013]

To Amanda and Gordon, Just wanted to say thank you for all your hard work on Saturday evening. It was a lovely atmosphere. Great fun. Thanks, John and Jean [The Feathers Helmsley, Ceilidh, Oct 2013]

North East Soiree, Thank you so much for adding such a magical touch to our special day. We could not have been happier with the end result, you sounded incredible, we really were mesmerised. We have had some lovely comments from our guests too. We wouldn't have changed a thing and can't thank you enough. Natalie and Richard [Gisborough Hall, String Quartet, Sept 2013]

Hi Gordon, Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your wife and the rest of the band for playing at the wedding. It was fab and everyone really enjoyed it (everyone loves a good ceilidh!!!) Thanks too for all your help with the songs and DJing- i bet it wasnt your usual sort of wedding music!!! Hope you enjoyed playing as much as we enjoyed dancing :-) Holly and Leon [Newton Hall, Ceilidh and DJ, Sept 2013]

Hi Gordon, Many thanks for the String Quartet's contribution to Saturday at Newton Hall. The music really added to the occasion and even after you had left people were still commenting on how much they enjoyed your music. Hilary and Pete [Newton Hall, String Quartet, Sept 2013]

Good morning Gordon, Just wanted to take a moment to thank the quartet for their beautiful music, it went down really well with all the guests. Just wish we could have heard more. please relay our gratitude to your colleagues. Kind regards, Sharon and Iain [Hardwick Hall, String Quartet, Aug 2013]

Just a wee note to say a HUGE thank you for all your incredible help for our wedding. North East Soiree were fantastic - everything we were hoping for (and more)! We have had so many positive comments about the music and everyone loved the ceilidh! Gill and Annie [Boe Rigg, Jazz Trio Ceilidh and Party Band, Bellingham, July 2013]

Hi Gordon, Just a quick email to say Thank You for playing at our reception and being a part of or special day. You will come highly recommended to all family and friends. Thanks again. Sarah and Paul [Stadium of Light, Sax and Piano Duo, July 2013]

Hi Gordon, I'm feeling ashamed of myself that I didn't come over after the band wrapped up in the evening to thank you sincerely for the wonderful music for the whole day. I felt a bit like being caught in a whirlwind. The time really got away from me. The music was such a central part of making the day so wonderful and we couldn't have asked for more.
I loved the string quartet, it was lovely. Quite a few people said how much they enjoyed it and the Imperial March seemed to go down well (and surprise everyone too). Chris and I were the only ones who knew about it.
I do apologise for the impromptu exodus of guests for photos in the garden. I hadn't really thought about needing to do group shots etc. while the quartet was still playing.
I think I can honestly say you've converted me to being a jazz fan too, I really enjoyed the evening music and it was great that people were able to just chill out and listen to it or get up for a dance.
Please pass on our thanks to all of the musicians for doing such a wonderful job and special thanks to you for all of your communications and organising for the day to go off so well. Best regards, Mary Lynn [Crook Hall and Ushaw College, String Quartet and Jazz Swing Band, June 2013]

Hi Gordon, I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your band for making our wedding day so special. We all thought you were fantastic and really made the day! Thank you very much. Best wishes,Tom and Charlotte [Langley Castle, String Quartet and Jazz Trio, June 2013]

Hi Gordon, I'd just like to say a huge thank you to you and the other musicians for the beautiful music you provided on Friday. It was better than I ever could have imagined and every guest commented on how beautiful it was. Thank you so much - I can't wait to get the wedding video so I can hear it again. Kind regards, Lynsey [Dissington Hall, String Quartet, May 2013]

Dear Gordon and all at North East Soiree, Thank you for being part of our wedding celebrations at Langley Castle. Having the String Quartet play during the drinks reception was a beautiful addition to the wonderful surroundings of the castle drawing room. You cannot beat the ambience generated by a live performance. The band in the evening were excellent - the mix of songs and the overall performance were thoroughly entertaining and appealed to a cross-section of the guests. We have received several complimentary comments from guests about the quality of the band. Most importantly of all, your performance meant the bride and bridesmaids spent most of the evening on the dance floor and loved every minute of it. By the end of the evening even the groom was persuaded to join in - never easily achieved! Thank you again for helping to make our special day so memorable. Yours sincerely, Charlotte and Matthew [Langley Castle, String Quartet and Party Band, May 2013]

Hi Gordon, Keiron and I just wanted to say thanks so much for playing at our wedding yesterday, all our guests said the band were really good but we also appreciated your flexibility in terms of the changes to timings, Ceilidh and disco. The Ceilidh was amazingly fun and you got everyone involved, and the disco was spot on, as you may have gathered from the numbers on the dance floor! Sophie and Keiron [Angel View Inn, Ceilidh, Gateshead, Feb 2013]

Hi Guys, I just wanted to say thank you so much for an amazing day of beautiful music at Ellingham Hall last weekend. You were brilliant, the music was perfect, you absolutely made the day. Thanks so much! Sarah and Dave [Ellingham Hall, String Quartet Jazz Trio and Party Band, Feb 2013]

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding, it was such an amazing day and we're both just sorry that we didn't get to hear more of you. But from what we heard and the great comments we got from all our guests, we're so glad that you were there to add to our special day. You can be assured that we will be recommending you to anyone looking for music for their event. Once again many thanks. Rob and Keri [String Trio, Gisborough Hall, November 2012]

Hi Gordon, Just to say many thanks for providing brilliant entertainment for Sara and Joe's Wedding celebration last Saturday at Guyzance. We all had a great time and enjoyed the whole evening. We have had lots of postive comments about the whole event and your band was certainly a major factor in the evening and cetainly got people dancing from start to finish . Thankyou for backing us in the acoustic set...i think we just about got away with it ...!
Please pass on our regards and appreciation to the guys and girls, I will certainly recommend North East Soiree to any prospective wedding or other event I hear about (already have). One final thing, do you have any celidh events coming along around christmas time (not private) which are at venues / parties open to public buying tickets / dinner dance at any local hotels, preferably Northumberland or around Newcastle area? If so please let me know we will try to get along. Meanwhile many thanks again for making Joe and Sara's wedding celebrations even more special and memorable. Best Regards, David, Angela, Joe and Sara [Guyzance Hall, Ceilidh and Party Band, Oct 2012]

Dear North East Soiree. We just wanted to thank you for playing at our wedding - it was fantastic and everyone commented on the quality of the music. Thanks again, Laura and Mark [Close House, Ceilidh, August 2012]

Hi Gordon, Thank you to the band for Saturday, they were amazing! Also for learning "for the Beauty of the Earth" which sounded brilliant. I will needless to say be recommending you to other people. Sorry we didn't get chance to thank you all in person, but it was all a bit frantic for the first few hours. Thanks again Danny [Headlam Hall, String Quartet, July 2012]

Thanks Gordon - the band were great last night and our guests thoroughly enjoyed the music. I am sure I'll see you again for a future event! Best wishes Kathryn [Durham University at Durham Castle, Jazz Trio, July 2012]

Hi Gordon, I just wanted to say a big thank you for your beautiful music on Saturday. It really did make the day extra special. Thanks, Natalie and Phil [Rockliffe Hall, String Quartet, June 2012]

Dear Gordon, I just wanted to thank you and the others for the music you played at our Wedding at Crathorne Hall on 4th June. I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to thank you in person at the time but was busy with photographs I think! The music sounded really good and I know the guests enjoyed the jazz music with the reception drinks. Thanks again, Louise [Crathorne Hall, String Quartet and Jazz quartet, June 2012]

Hi Gordon, I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you so very much for providing the string quartet for Iain and Toyahs wedding on 26th May at Durham School Chapel and afterwards at Burn Hall. Sometimes in life you have an idea that doesn't quite work, or works out just ok, well let me tell you engaging the North East Soiree was probably the best idea I have ever had, they were fantastic! I can honestly say they made the day just perfect. Thank you millions, Jan [Durham School and Burn Hall, String Quartet, May 2012]

Hi Gordon, Have been very remiss in not contacting you sooner. Wanted to say a huge thank you to you all for your musical contribution to Jaqui and Andy's wedding on 19th May. Apologies for your cramped conditions during the drinks reception- couldn't do much about weather! The choice of music was superb. Many guests have told us that they loved the ceilidh music and I know that the dance music which followed was also appreciated. So thank you again for helping to make the wedding a truly wonderful occasion. Best wishes, Lynda and Bruce [Durham Crook Hall then Durham Masonic Hall, String Quartet and Ceilidh, May 2012]

Hi Gordon, Thanks for the Disco and Ceilidh at our wedding at Lumley Castle 2 weeks ago. Everyone seemed to enjoy it and the mix of entertainment had something for everyone. We're really pleased we chose North East Soiree. All the best for the future. Andrew and Xuelan [Lumley Castle, Ceilidh and DJ, April 2012]

Hi Gordon, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the lovely music you provided on our wedding day, Friday 16th March at Beamish Hall. Everyone commented on how lovely this was and I think this is what made me cry even more just hearing 'she' played so beautifully. Thank you again for providing such a brilliant service. Jemma and Anthony Hall [Beamish Hall, String Trio, March 2012]

Dear Gordon and Amanda, Thanks so much for the fabulous music throughout the wedding day. It all helped to make it a fanstastic day. Love Kirsty and Alastair [Whalton Village Hall, Cello Quartet, Ceilidh and Party Band, March 2012]

Dear Gordon, Thank you for the lovely music you played on the wedding day. Everyone said the classical music was superb! Please thank your team for us as well. It was a wonderful day and we wish North East Soiree all the success. Kind Regards, Mr and Mrs Long [Langley Castle, String Trio, Jazz Trio and DJ, February 2012]

Gordon, Just wanted to say a massive thankyou for the fantastic job you did of the music at our wedding. We had the most amazing day and the music was perfect. We had a lot of our guests comment on what a brilliant job you all did. Thankyou again Joanne and Mat [Grand Hotel Tynemouth, String Quartet and Jazz Trio, December 2011]

Good morning Gordon, Just a quick email to say Thank you SO much for playing at our wedding!! All of our guests loved every minute of your playing and we have had many thank you with a mention of how beautiful you guys sounded!! Everyone loved the fact you played songs they knew and the piano in the statue gallery just set a gorgeous atmosphere! We had the most amazing day and you were part of that!! Thank you!! We hope you enjoyed the day as much as you could of! Thank you once again!! We would definitely recommend you!! All the best! Kind regards Kimmy and Andy [Wynyard Hall, String Quartet and Background Duo, September 2011]

Dear Gordon, Just a note from the both of us for your huge contribution towards making our wedding day the best day of our lives. All of our guests were full of compliments for the party band - the amount of guests dancing all night proves how popular you were. We are so glad you were able to play a part in the celebration. We will recommend your services wherever we can, and wish you every success in the future. Best wishes, Katherine and Paul [Durham, Party Band, August 2011]

Dear Gordon, Thank you very much for your services at our daughter Colettes wedding to Damien at Langley Castle on the 28th of July. The beautiful setting in the castle grounds complimented by the music from your string quartet helped make it a day to remember for the rest of our lives. The bride and grooms desire for you to play You and me by the Wannadies as the service ended didn't trouble you at all even though when it was requested you had not even heard of it. It was so good that perhaps you might want it to be added to your play list. Regards, Eve and Ken [Langley Castle, Northumberland, String Quartet, July 2011]

Dear Gordon, We would like to thank you for the excellent entertainment provided by North East Soiree at our wedding reception on 9th July. The Ceilidh was fantastic and encouraged everyone to join in, young and old alike. Your instructions were easy to follow and everyone had fun. The Party Band hit the right note (excuse the pun) and had the dance floor packed. We didn't want it to end! We would certainly recommend you to our friends - what an excellent service you provide! Can we make an advance booking for our Silver Wedding Anniversary in 2036 please?! Best wishes, Lyne and James [Otterburn towers, Northumberland, Ceilidh and Party Band, July 2011]

Dear Mr Callander, Just a note to thank you and your band who played at our son's wedding at Otterburn Towers on the 9th July 2011. We thought you did a fantastic job and everyone said how good it was. Once again thanks. Regards, Jim and Mo Scott [Otterburn towers, Northumberland, Ceilidh and Party Band, July 2011]

Hello Gordon. Just wanted 2 give u, yr wife and the whole squad a massive thankyou for yesterday. Thought u were brilliant. Especially loved the Muse song upon Kirsty's entrance. Thanks for playing a massive part in our special day. Steve and Kirsty [The Sage, Gateshead, String Quartet and ceilidh, July 2011]

Dear Gordon, Band members and Bob the singer!
Thank you for providing the music for our Wedding at Eshott Hall on 29/05/11. The string quartet were a wonderful introduction to the ceremony, and played beautifully as Jack sang "Over the Rainbow" and "Wish upon a Star" during the registration. We loved the way you jazzed things up for our exit to "Come fly with Me". Your strings on the lawn during afternoon tea was really lovely and set the mood for the rest of day. Tim and I loved waltzing on the lawn round the croquet hoops.
After dinner was fantastic!!! The Jazz Singer was fabulous!!! Everyone was amazed and thoroughly enjoyed his crooning to the swing band. The ceilidh and swing band was a great mix as everyone got up to dance.
Everyone complimented you all, and you all played a very special part of our day which helped to make it perfect!!! The whole day and evening was magical!!! If only we could have pressed pause. Thank you again, Tim and Sharon [Eshott, Northumberland, String Quartet, Ceilidh and Jazz Band, May 2011]

Your String Quartet played at our wedding at Redworth Hall on 9th Apr 2011. We just wanted to thank you for playing a part in our special day. All of our guests commented on how fabulous you were and we are extremely pleased that we booked you. So thanks again for helping to make our special day perfect. Kind Regards, Michele and David [Redworth, County Durham, String Quartet, Apr 2011]

Hi Gordon, Sorry this has taken so long but we just wanted to email and say a big thank you to you all for the fantastic string quartet you provided for our wedding ceremony, we had a fabulous day. We had lots of good comments about the string quartet and the music. Thank you again for being part of our special day and making things just right. Kind Regards, Jillian and Paul [Doxford, Northumberland, String Quartet, Apr 2011]

The Kings Centre in Darlington would like to extend a huge thankyou to your wonderful Medieval quartet who so skillfully entertained us at our recent Medieval Banquet. A fantastic array of amazing looking instruments played with great skill and finesse produced an atmosphere that transported us all back to the Medieval ages! You helped to make our night an overwhelming success. Thank you once again! The Kings Centre [Kings Centre, Darlington, Medieval music in costume, Dec 2010]

Dear Sirs and Madams, I wanted to take the time to formally thank you for your participation on our most recent wedding ceremony on October 23, 2010. Neil and I so enjoyed the music you provided for us. It was splendid! Not only was the music wonderful, but each of you was kind and considerate and a pleasure to have at our ceremony and dinner reception immediately following. We do hope that you were treated well and enjoyed yourselves. Again, thank you very much for the role you all played in our special day. Music certainly helps to create the mood and you did a fabulous job for us! Happy Holidays! Kind regards, Perri and Neil [Bowes Museum, County Durham, String Quartet and Jazz Trio, Oct 2010]

Dear Gordon, Perri and I would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to you and your fellow players. The contribution you made to our Ceremony and the reception that followed helped to create a day that was very special indeed. One we will carry in our memmories and our hearts for as long as we live. We wish you continued success in the future. Warmest regards, Neil and Perri [Bowes Museum, County Durham, String Quartet and Jazz Trio, Oct 2010]

Gordon, I just wanted to drop a line to say thank-you for making our wedding day at Dissington Hall such a delight on Saturday- the music really made it. We will be sure to recommend you in the future. Best Wishes, Amy [Dissington, Northumberland, String Quartet and Ceilidh, Sept 2010]

To North East Soiree, Thank you so much for the fabulous music you provided for our wedding at Mansion House on 18th September. The musicians were excellent and it even lead to an impromptu sing-along during the meal to Eternal Flame! The guests all commented on how good the music was and how well played. Thank you again, I will most certainly recommend your company! Regards, Sarah [Mansion House, Newcastle upon Tyne, Sax and Piano Duo, Sept 2010]

Hi,I would just like to say on behalf of myself and Rob as we never had chance to see you in person on Friday, a very big thank you for the amazing music you all played at our ceremony at Beamish Hall. It was amazing and really made the ceremony more special, it was absolutely perfect and we couldn't of asked for more especially with such short notice. Please pass on our thanks and appreciation to all the musicians involved and again i thank you all. It was just what we wanted, perfect!!! Yours Sincerely Rachel and Robert [Beamish Hall, County Durham, String Quartet, July 2010]

Dear Gordon, I just wanted to thank you and the band once again for the quality music on Saturday. Everyone very much enjoyed your playing, not least the bride and groom. Thanks once again. Ailsa [Hebron, Northumberland, Jazz Trio and Ceilidh, July 2010]

Dear Gordon, Can we just thank you and your team for providing the music (String Quartet, Ceilidh and Disco) at our wedding on 30th May 2010. We had a truly amazing day and it was complemented superbly by your musical accompaniment. Thank you again and please feel free to use our comments for your future customers. Kind regards Colin and Rachel [Langley Castle, Northumberland, String Quartet and Ceilidh, May 2010]

To Gordon and all at North East Soiree. We wanted to say a big Thank You for the wonderful music you played at our wedding on 1st May at Hallgarth Manor. We thought the String Quartet and the Band were amazing and gave our wedding the atmosphere we were looking for. Everyone who attended all commented on how much they enjoyed the music you played. Kind regards, Allison and Darren [Hallgarth Manor, County Durham, String Quartet and Party Band, May 2010]

Dear Gordon, We would like to thank you and your band for the beautiful music you played prior to and after our wedding at Longhirst Hall on Saturday. Everyone enjoyed themselves and although not everybody danced in the evening their toes were tapping. Thank you again for making the atmosphere so relaxed and enjoyable, and entertaining our guests. Tracey and David [Longhirst, Northumberland, String Quartet and Ceilidh, April 2010]

Dear Gordon, We wanted to say a huge thank you for providing the evening music for our wedding. Our guests had a really enjoyable evening. Thanks also for allowing us to use your P.A equipment and thank you and the rest of the band for a lovely evening. with love, Adam and Jennie. [The Inn on the Lake, Lake District, Ceilidh, April 2010]

Dear String Quartet members,Just a quick note to let you know that I thoroughly enjoyed the music at my daughters wedding on Saturday at Matfen. Thank you for contributing to a lovely day. Yours Sincerely, Jill [Matfen, Northumberland, String Quartet, Jan 2010]

Hi Gordon, Sorry for the delay in this email but i wanted to write a brief note to thank you and the rest of North East Soiree for playing at our wedding back in January. We had a great day and the music really helped to create the atmosphere we wanted to set. Thanks again. Best Regards, Rachael and Michael [Matfen, Northumberland, String Quartet, Jan 2010]

Hello Gordon, I would like to say a very big thank you to you and the other musicians for the truly fantastic music you provided at the recent wedding of my daughter at Whitworth Hall. We booked the String Quartet to play during the Civil Ceremony, Jazz Trio during the early evening and Disco later on. The music added something very special to the day. All our guests commented on how well the music was played and all agreed that the String Quartet was a beautiful contribution to the ceremony, and the Jazz Trio was a perfect start to the evening events. I was more than happy with all the musical accompaniment you provided on the day, as were the Bride, Groom and all our guests. You helped make the day a particularly successful one. I would not hesitate in recommending you to other people who are planning weddings and are looking for musical accompaniment. Many Thanks, Dorothy [Whitworth Hall, County Durham, String Quartet and Jazz, Oct 09]

Hi Gordon, thank you very much to you and the band for last nights entertainment. You did a fantastic job and helped make our day very special. Kind regards,Joanne [Middleton Lodge, North Yorkshire, Ceilidh and Party Band, Oct 09]

Thank you thank you thank you. Had an amazing night and its all down to you guys, thank you so much. Kate [Close House, Northumberland, Jazz band and Ceilidh, Oct 09]

Gordon, we wanted to say a special thank-you for all the work you did at our wedding. Nothing was too much trouble and you provided all the music without worrying us about each small detail - you just got on with it and your expertise at wedding music meant that we had nothing to worry about! You gauged the mood exactly and your introductions of the first dance and girlie dance were spot on! Thank-you again for helping our wedding to run so smoothly. Ruth and Alister [Kirkby Village Hall, North Yorkshire, DJ, Sept 09]

Hello Gordon, We just wanted to say thank you for playing at our wedding on the 29th September. Everything was so hectic that day that I didn't manage to come over personally and thank you. The string quartet was just perfect. Thanks again. Kind regards, Lisa and Steven [Matfen, Northumberland, String Quartet, Sep 09]

Dear Gordon, Hope you are well. Apologies for the delay in contacting you, I am writing to extend our many thanks for your absolutely brilliant contribution to our wedding day. I have to say both Jackie and I thought you and the band were absolutely amazing, without you guys the day would not have been the same. Thankyou for being so flexible in providing cover versions of music from Lord of the Rings, the Godfather and others during the ceremony. In addition, we received many compliments from our guests on the quality of the music throughout the day and into the evening. If you could either forward on the email or pass on our sincerest thanks to the rest of the band members it would be greatly appreciated. Kind regards, Martin and Jackie Wood [The Sage, Gateshead, String Quartet, Jazz Trio, Ceilidh and Party Band, Aug 09]

To Gordon and Gordon, Thanks for adding to how special our night was, you were exactly what we were looking for and it helped create a wonderful ambiance. All the best for the future for North East Soiree. Chris and Rachael [Hetton Centre, County Durham, Background Duo, July 09]

Dear Gordon and everyone at North East Soiree, Jonny and I would just like to say "thank you" for providing us with a beautiful selection of music on our wedding day. You were absolutely superb and we had so many comments from our guests on how good you were. Im not sure we really got a chance to let you know how pleased we were with everything so, thank you. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to friends. Many thanks again, Catriona and Jonathan [Ellingham Hall, Northumberland, String Quartet, Violin and Piano Duo, Ceilidh and Party Band, April 09]

Dear North East Soiree, Just to say a (rather late!) thank you for playing at our wedding! We have footage of you on our wedding video which is perfect because it will last forever! You all played so well and thank you for learning all of our strange requests!! You really did make the day so perfect. Thanks again Barry and Louise P.S. Thanks for playing some of the kids requests! They still mention it now! [Langley Castle, Northumberland, String Quartet, Dec 08]

Hi Gordon, I just wanted to say a big Thank you for last Sunday, the music was beautiful and eveyone commented, a couple of people took your number for future events of there own too. Thanks again, I will be highly recommending you! Adele Smith (McMaster) [Langley Castle, Northumberland, String Trio and Jazz Trio, Dec 08]

Gordon, Just writing to say a huge thankyou for the music that your provided for our wedding at Alnwick Castle on Friday 26th September. You really did a fantastic job with the string quartet during our wedding ceremony and reception, the background Duo during our meal and finally the ceilidh band! It was a long day for you also which we hugely appreciated. Many guests complimented your music and I think you had some of the Aussies in tears with your version of Waltzing Matilda when we signed the register. Thank you, Jayne and Tom [Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, String Quartet, Violin and Piano Duo and Ceilidh, Sept 08]

Gordon, Just like to say a huge thank you to you and your colleagues for supplying us with the music throughout Fiona and Ben's wedding. Everyone enjoyed your selection of music and it certainly made the day that extra special. Please pass on my thanks to all involved and I look forward to being in your company, enjoying your music in the future. Regards Ian [Eshott, Northumberland, String Quartet, Jazz Trio and Ceilidh, June 08]

Hi Gordon, Just wanted to drop you a quick line to thank you and your team for the fantastic music at our wedding on 28th June 08. Everything was perfect and it made such a difference having such professional musicians performing on the day. I'm sorry I didn't get the chance to speak to you properly on the day, things were quite hectic! Thanks again, we will not hesitate to recommend you. Kind Regards Fiona and Ben [Eshott, Northumberland, String Quartet, Jazz Trio and Ceilidh, Jun 08]

Dear all, Thanks very much for the fantastic music at our wedding at the Morritt Arms on 21st June 08. Sorry we couldn't thank you on the day but we were obviously pretty busy! From Jon and Jenny [Morritt Arms, County Durham, String Quartet, June 08]

Thank you so much for all your hard work on Saturday at Langley Castle. The music, in its varied forms was greatly admired by all our guests. It makes such a difference to have live music, and so well played. Please give our thanks to everyone involved. Patricia Burton [Langley Castle, Northumberland, String Quartet and Ceilidh, June 08]

Dear Gordon, Just a quick note to thank you and your colleagues who played for us on our wedding day back in March its a real shame we did not get to listen to you more ourselves but what we did hear set the mood and the atmosphere we were after. We had a fantastic day and Headlam was a great venue and we enjoyed it so much we would love to do it all again. Thanks again. Stewart and Emma [Headlam, County Durham, String Quartet, March 07]

Dear Gordon and all the Team, I am so sorry we have taken ages to email you, no excuses. We would like to say a big thank you for playing at our wedding on 21st December at Lumley Castle, everyone thought you were fabulous and so versatile.. I think you may have a new band member- my brother "Will" - I do think he really believes he is Elvis! A big thank you again and if we ever get the chance we will recommend you to everyone! Tina and Keith [Lumley Castle, Durham, String Quartet and Party Band, Dec 07]

Gordon and the rest of the string quartet! Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. It was everything I imagined it to be and more. All of our guests were totally impressed with how you played. I only wish we had actually been able to sit down and listen to you longer! The icing on the cake was our request "Storybook Love" well done Gordon! Thank you once again for helping to make our day perfect. Love Paula and Graham [st Josephs Church Jarrow, South Tyneside, String Quartet, Sept 07]

Dear Gordon, Just wanted to say a very big thank you for the music at Katherine and Dans reception. Lots of very positive comments were received from the guests and we all enjoyed the repertoire very much. Thank you and the rest of the string quartet very much. Yours, Valerie. [Linden Hall, Northumberland, String Quartet, Sept 07]

Dear Gordon, Thank you very much for a wonderful day of music provided by all of North East Soiree! We really were pleased with all aspects of your service, including your organisational skills when sending us sample discs and on the phone when arranging times etc. You always had enough time to explain everything thoroughly, especially regarding electricity supply and lighting. Please, Please pass on my thanks to the rest of the musicians and especially to Phil for his great singing even though he had a sore throat! We had lots of compliments on the music. With many thanks and best wishes Hannah and Andrew [Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, String Quartet, Jazz Trio, Ceilidh and Party Band, Aug 07]

Dear Gordon, I just wanted to send a belated thanks to you and the rest of the quartet for playing at my wedding at Whitburn Parish Church on Friday 6th October. The music was lovely and really added to the ceremony. Thanks also for learning "Just the way you are" by special request - a new addition to your repertoire. I dont suppose you have taken any recording of you playing this? We have just returned from a nice long honeymoon, hence the delay in passing on our thanks. Thanks again, Alison [Whitburn Parish Church, South Tyneside, String Quartet, Oct 06]

Thank you so so so much for our wonderful wedding music. We had numerous comments about how beautifully you played and I would have no hesitation in recommending you. As well as sounding fantastic on the day, it sounds great on the wedding video. Please pass on my thanks to everyone else. Take Care, Vanessa [Longhirst, Northumberland, String Quartet, Aug 06]

On behalf of our daughter Gayle. May we thank you for making her wedding day so special. We all had a wonderful day thanks to your professional and courteous service. Thank you, Stan and Margaret. [Seaburn Marriott, Sunderland, String Quartet and Violin Piano Duo, Aug 06]

Dear Gordon, Thankyou so much! Please pass on my heartfelt thanks to all your band members who played such splendid music at our wedding reception. You were all so friendly and so professional, playing fabulous music all evening!! I cannot express my gratitude enough - you helped make our wedding celebrations absolutely perfect. Thankyou! - Julia and Mark [Eggleston Hall, County Durham, Jazz Band, July 06]

To Gordon and everyone who performed on the day. A massive thanks to you all for the service that you provided us. It was fantastic throughout the day and everyone enjoyed the music. We have passed on your details to many people who have asked for them, so hopefully more business will be coming your way. Thanks again - Elliott and Paula [Quayside Exchange, Sunderland, String Quartet, Jazz and Party Band, July 06]

We hired the String Quartet to play at our wedding ceremony. As we did not get to thank you on our wedding day we would like to take this opportunity to say many thanks for giving our ceremony that extra special touch. We would also like to say thanks for the professionalism. The joyous sound will be remembered by us always. Thank you so much - Louise and Stuart [Ramside, County Durham, String Quartet, June 06]

Gordon and Team, Thank you so much for the fantastic entertainment you provided for our wedding day. You couldn't have been more perfect. People to this day are still talking about what a wonderful day it was and you were simply the icing on the cake! Thank you again - Katherine and Hendrik [Horton Grange, Northumberland, String Quartet, Jazz Trio and Ceilidh, Oct 05]

Dear Gordon, Thank you so much for providing absolutely great music for our wedding. We have been inundated with compliments as to the fabulous choice of music. The String Quartet and Bands were flawless. Thank you for contributing to our perfect memories. Maryam, Galin and Alastair [Durham School, String Quartet, Jazz Trio, Jazz Swing Band and Party Band, Aug 05]

Dear Gordon. Nigel and I wanted to write to you to thank you and your colleagues so very much for playing at our wedding on the 2nd July. The music was absolutely perfect - just exactly how I had wanted it to be! You were all so accommodating and everyone commented on how lovely the music was. Thank you all so much. Emma [Longhorsley, Northumberland, String Quartet and Jazz Trio, July 05]

To all the members of the Band, we would like so much to express our thanks for the wonderful music and Ceilidh you provided for my daughter and son-in-law at the Marriot Hotel. It was just perfect - exactly what we wanted. Our guests were so impressed with such professional playing and the choice of music. I could not count the number of people asking where we had found you. Your enthusiasm at the Ceilidh was infectious and I think every single person had an absolutely fantastic time. Our French guests too so enjoyed the dancing. You will be recommended unreservedly. Thank you again and again for enhancing Laura and Laurents wedding day so beautifully. Completely satisfied and appreciative parents of the bride, Andrew and Shirley [Seaburn Marriot, Sunderland, Violin Piano Duo and Ceilidh, April 05]

We would like to thank you for your professional and truly excellent performance you provided at our wedding. We cannot express enough gratitude. We can not fault anything and we would like to emphasise this. We can truly say your performance of its kind is the best we have experienced. We would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone. We wish you all the best for your future and thank you for making our wedding day such a special day. Laura and Laurent [Seaburn Marriot, Sunderland, Violin Piano Duo and Ceilidh, April 05]

Dear all, thank you very much indeed for making Claires wedding such a memorable occasion. Your playing was lovely for all three sections, our guests were all really impressed. Please could you also send details and information for all your musical services you can provide to Sue who is a friend of mine and has asked me for your details so please mention me when you write to her. I hope she will be able to send some work your way. Once again very many thanks, Robin [Ramside, County Durham, Violin Piano Duo, Ceilidh and Party Band, March 05]

Dear Gordon, I am writing to express my sincere thanks for the music you provided at my daughters wedding at Hall Garth last Friday. The whole day went off extremely well and I must say in no short measure due to the music from you and your colleagues. The String Quartet really set the occasion and the Ceilidh Band on the evening set the mood for the night. Please feel free to use my name as a reference for your musical services and pass on my thanks to your colleagues who accompanied you. Kind regards, Ron [Hall Garth, Darlington, String Quartet and Ceilidh, Jan 05]

Gordon, Just a few lines to thank you and your fellow musicians for all of the music provided at the wedding of my daughter Nina to Marcus, at the church and later at the Lumley Castle. Everyone commented at how good you all were and we appreciate all the hard work from yourselves, which greatly contributed to the days success. Once again thank you very much indeed. Best regards, John [Whitburn Parish / Lumley Castle, County Durham, String Quartet, Violin Piano Duo and Ceilidh, Aug 04]

To Gordon, We would both like to say a big thankyou for the beautiful music at our wedding. I was delighted with my entrance music. Thanks again from Suzanne and Michael [Washington Old Hall, String Quartet and Jazz Trio, Aug 04]

Gordon and the Band. Thanks for a fantastic evening! With very best wishes, Simon and Abigail [st Chads College Durham, String Quartet and Jazz Band, Aug 04]

Dear Gordon. Thank you very much for providing the music on our wedding day. The String Quartet during the service and the duets during the photographs were delightful. The Function Band on the evening did a fantastic job of our chosen song "The Power of Love" and then provided a great atmosphere during the rest of the set, catering for a wide range of musical tastes getting everyone up to dance. A great time had by all. Thanks again, Julia and John [Otterburn towers, Northumberland, String Quartet, Jazz Trio and Party Band, Dec 03]



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