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To Amanda and Gordon, Thankyou so much for being part of our special day at Matfen Hall. The String Quartet created the perfect atmosphere for the drinks reception and the band were great fun - playing some of our favourites ;) Love from Tina and Peter [Matfen Hall, String quartet and covers band, Aug 2018]
Gordon, Just a note to say the band went down a treat on Sunday, as I think you guys must have perceived. Comments on social media suggest is was one of the best nights at our gigs for years. Well done and I hope we have a chance to use you again. Best regards, Tom [English Civil War Society re-enactment event in Sunderland, Ceilidh and Covers, Aug 2018]
Thank you so much for our Ceilidh and covers band for our slightly less than conventional glamping wedding this weekend. Everyone has said how fantastic you were especially out flossing trouble makers. Thank you again. Jamie and Kayleigh [Herding Hill Camp Site, Ceilidh and Covers band, July 2018]
Hi Gordon, I wanted to thank you and the other band members for a perfect night of entertainment on Saturday. There have been so many wonderful comments about how good you were. There are some great videos of everyone laughing and dancing all night. It was exactly what I had hoped for, my husband was a bit shell shocked at the time, otherwise he would have been telling you himself on the evening. If we organise another event, you're the first person I will approach. Absolutely brilliant. Thanks again, Dawn [Hetton Centre, Jazz and Ceilidh, June 2018]
Hi Gordon, We just wanted to get in touch to say thank you so much for Saturday. We absolutely loved both the bands that performed _ the ceilidh got everyone up and dancing, and we thought you did an excellent job as caller. Despite all of our drunken, and somewhat rhythmically challenged guests, you got the dancing working brilliantly. The party band was also absolutely brilliant. We LOVED their sets and were so delighted that they got everyone up and dancing and made sure it was a proper party. I think my favourite part of the whole day was the final song _ 'what's up' was a great choice and it was a really special moment! We also thought you were an excellent presence on the day - you have a very calming presence and were so flexible in terms of timings (the extra 15 minutes of drinks in the sun I think was perfect for the guests!) and we loved that you got everyone up to watch the first dance/cutting of the cake. In short, we couldn't have asked for more, so thank you so much! Thanks so much again, Mr and Mrs Matthews [Ceilidh and Party Band, Whalton Village Hall, May 2018]
To Gordon and Co. Thank you so much for making our day so special! You truly went above and beyond what is expected at a wedding. You all made the day amazing! Thank you! Ian and Gemma [Durham Castle, Acoustic Trio, Jazz Trio, Ceilidh and Covers, Mar 2018]
Dear Gordon, Thank you so much for playing at our wedding at The Alnwick Gardens. Every part of the day was fantastic - the strings, the ceilidh, the band were all amazing and really helped make our day so perfect. We've not seen so many people up dancing all night and we absolutely loved the whole thing. Best wishes, Phil and Sarah [String Quartet, Ceilidh and Covers, The Alnwick Gardens, Jan 2018]
Hi Gordon, Charles and I just wanted to send a quick (if slightly belated) thank you for the fantastic music and entertainment at our wedding a few weeks ago - you completely surpassed our expectations. So many people have commented on how good the ceilidh band and the live band were so thank you once again!! Best wishes, Dan [Ceilidh and Covers bands, Wood Hill Hall, Aug 2017]
Hi Gordon, Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for being totally awesome at our wedding last Saturday. The ceilidh band and party band (lead singer = wow!!) were fantastic and really kept the celebrations going with everyone up on the dance floor. Thank you for being flexible, friendly and good fun. We couldn't have asked for anything more. With best wishes, Andy and Naomi [Ceilidh and Covers bands, Angrove Park, Aug 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]
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, 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]
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]
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, 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]
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]
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]
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, 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]
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 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]
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 you to any prospective wedding or other event I hear about. Best Regards, David, Angela, Joe and Sara [Guyzance Hall, Party Band, Oct 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, 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, 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, Ceilidh and Party Band, 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, Jazz Swing and Ceilidh Band, May 2011]
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]
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]
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]
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 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]
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, 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 Swing 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]
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 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]
Gordon and the Band. Thanks for a fantastic evening! With very best wishes, Simon and Abigail [st Chads College Durham, String Quartet and Jazz Swing 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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