String Quartet
Wedding Trumpeter
Professional Church Organist
Singing Waitress and Waiter

Wedding Ceremony, drinks reception and wedding breakfast

St Mary's Church, Bocking, Braintree, Essex
Fennes Estate, Bocking, Braintree, Essex

Dear Steve,

A massive thank you, to your string quartet, who played at my daughters wedding in church and at the wedding reception. Your trumpet solo in the church was magnificent everyone was very impressed. And what can I say about the "singing waiters" that you provided, absolutely brilliant, all the guests were thrilled, especially being able to participate by clapping, holding hands aloft, and standing up, some even got to sing!! [ sort of ]

Once again, thank you for making my daughters wedding one that people will be talking about for a very long time!

Yours,

Christina

Palm Court Trio

Party/dance music played through our PA system.

Wedding BBQ and evening reception

Rowan House, Westleton, Suffolk

Hi Steve,

I hope you and your family are well.

I hope you remember where you were six months ago?!!!

We have been wanting to send you a big Thank you for all you did to make our wedding day so special. Our parents said what a lovely guy you are and I've recommended you to a couple of people we know that are getting married soon. But mainly we wanted to say how pleased we were that you did everything you could to ensure the day went without a hitch. You went the extra mile to ensure we had our first dance outside in the garden even though the weather was a bit hit and miss and you stayed to play the music through your speakers in the evening after playing in your trio all afternoon. We couldn't fault the music played by you all and have attached some photos of the day.

We wish you and your family all the best this new year.

Thanks again for all you did, you're a top man!

With kindest regards

Esther and Paul x

4 Piece Salon Orchestra
Fanfare Trumpeters
Post Horn Gallop

Formal Dinner for Walbrook Ward Club

Saddlers’ Hall, London

Dear Steve,

Very many thanks to you and your colleagues for the musical entertainment. Everybody appeared to enjoy it and in particular the Post Horn Gallop which was great fun.

I hope you got home ok as you must have had a long day.

Very best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.

Kind regards

Valerie

4 Piece Salon Orchestra
Fanfare Trumpeters
Post Horn Gallop

Farewell Dinner for the Principal of the Royal Veterinary College

Saddlers’ Hall, London

Dear Steve,

Thank you so much for providing us, once again, with such wonderful music at the Principal’s Farewell Dinner at Saddlers’ on Monday night. It all sounded fantastic and I have had some excellent feedback from guests. Please pass on my thanks to the other musicians.

It has been a pleasure working with you.

Best wishes,

Maggie

Brass Quintet

Remembrance Sunday services

Sloane Square and Holy Trinity Church

 

Steve

Many thanks for your help on Remembrance Sunday. Stunningly good, as always!

Jim

Jim Babbington
Private Secretary to the Mayor
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Palm Court Trio (during welcome drinks reception)
Fanfare Trumpeters (to announce dinner is served)
5 Piece Salon Orchestra (during dinner)
Post Horn Gallop (after dinner finale)

Livery Banquet for The Worshipful Company of Glovers

Mansion House, London

Dear Steve,

Thank you for playing at our Annual Banquet at The Mansion House. The music was much appreciated and favourably commented upon by both The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress. As for the Post Horn Gallop, that was the highlight of the evening and the best we have ever heard. So well done and please pass on my grateful thanks to all concerned.

Kind regards

John Hayes
Master of THe Worshipful Company of Fan Makers

Wedding Trumpeter

Wedding Ceremony

St Mary Magdalene Church, Upper Winchendon, Bucks

Dear Steve

I just wanted to drop you a quick email to say thank you so much for playing so beautifully at our wedding. Pete was very surprised and I was delighted that we were able to keep it all a secret until the very last minute!

We both thought that the trumpet sounded superb and really added something special to the service.

Thank you again and I hope you didn't get too cold in the church!

Best wishes

Rebecca and Peter

Palm Court Trio (during welcome drinks reception)
4 Piece Salon Orchestra (during dinner)
Fanfare Trumpeters
Four Taffs and a Piano! (Welsh songs)

Aluminium Federation Annual Dinner

Merchant Taylors’ Hall, London

Four Taffs and a Piano 2

Hi Steve

Hope you got home safely after a long and successful evening.

I write to thank you and your colleagues for providing the fantastic music at the Aluminium Federation Dinner last night. I think you and your colleagues excelled yourself this year.

We had some super comments about the music - our President and many of his Welsh colleagues thoroughly enjoyed the Quartet and the Welsh songs - he was quite emotional about them. Please pass on my thanks to Andrew and his colleagues - we really appreciated the work he did with the songs - particularly as they were sung in Welsh!

We all thought the Battle Hymn (Glory Glory Aluminium!) was brilliant and all anticipated with gusto.

The Double Post Horn Gallop was also a great success.

Thank you again - it is always a pleasure to work with you and you always rise to the challenges we throw at you - the sign of a true professional!

I will send you some pictures when we have them available.

Kindest regards

Annie

Brass Quintet

Royal Veterinary College Graduation Day

Guildhall, London

Dear Steve,

Thank you so much for all your help in providing us with music at the RVC Graduation Day yesterday. Everything went very smoothly and we are very grateful for your input. Please pass on my thanks to the rest of your team.

Best wishes,

Maggie

Palm Court Trio (during welcome reception)
Fanfare Trumpeters (to announce dinner is served)
5 Piece Salon Orchestra (during dinner)
Post Horn Gallop (after dinner finale)

Livery Banquet for The Worshipful Company of Glovers

Mansion House, London

Dear Steve,

I want to thank you and your fellow musicians for a very polished performance at our recent Banquet at Mansion House. The music was excellent and I have to say that I thought, and a number of others have commented, that the Post Horn Galop was the best we had ever heard (and I have certainly heard a number over the years!). You and your colleague are superb trumpet players.

Many thanks indeed. I hope we will be able to use you again next year.

With very best wishes,

Carole

Palm Court Trio and Flute

Wedding Ceremony and drinks reception

St Mary the Virgin Church, Weston Turville, Buckinghamshire and Marquee in private garden

Hi Steve,

Yet another letter of enormous thanks to add to your testemonials.You were quite wonderful and far exceeded expectation.The beautiful music throughout was a joy,if only I could hear it all over again.It all seemed so joyful and effortless.You were certainly a major contributory factor in making Anne-Marie and Jonathan's wedding the perfect day that it was.Never to be forgotten and very highly recommended.

Kindest Regards,

Isabel and Dennis Audley

String Quartet

Wedding Ceremony, drinks reception and wedding breakfast

Bisham Abbey, Marlow, Bucks

Hi steve

i just wanted to send you a quick email to say a massive thank you to you all for our wedding. The music sounded fantastic, better then i could have hoped and it made our day so much more special. we had actually kept you a secret from all our family so they were all so surprised on the day and they all said how great you sounded.

Thanks again

Jackie and Ben

Palm Court Trio

Wedding Ceremony, drinks reception and wedding breakfast

Frimley Hall Hotel, Camberley, Surrey

 

Hello Steve

Thank you so much for making a wonderful day so special, my surprise for Steph & Joe went down a treat and you managed the trumpet fanfare as well thank you. It was so emotional

We have had so many compliments about the day and the music. I am glad that I left the choices up to you, they were perfect, so subtle through the meal and powerful at the appropriate time.

Thank you again.

If ever you need to contact me to give a verbal recommendation please do not hesitate to call me.

Kind regards

Sue

Brass Quintet

Remembrance Day Service

Kensington Town Hall, London

Brass Quintet Kensington Remembrance 2

Dear Steve,

Just to say thanks again for the wonderful music today - so many people gave compliments, one or two even said it was best Remembrance Day service ever, in particular your sounding of the Last Post was impeccably good and very moving. Well done to you all for making today so special - I think we might have something to live up to next time!

Hope you like the photos…

All the best,

Paula

String Quartet

Wedding Ceremony and drinks reception

Southwark Cathedral and The Waldorf

 

Hi Steve

Just a quick email to thank you very much for doing such a fantastic job at the wedding. Many people commented on how good the quartet were and everyone loved the trumpet so thanks for sugesting the fanfare.

Kind regards

Rachel and Nikolai

Palm Court Trio (during welcome reception)
4 Piece Salon Orchestra (during dinner)
Fanfare Trumpeters

Aluminium Federation Annual Dinner

Merchant Taylors’ Hall, London

ALFED dinner 09 2

Hi Steve

Apologies for the delay in sending this email - where does the time go?

I write to thank you and your colleagues for providing the excellent music at the Aluminium Federation Dinner at Merchant Taylors Hall.

We had some super comments about the music - in particular the Post Horn Gallop where we think you and your fellow trumpeteer excelled yourselves!!

Thank you again.

Please find some pictures which you may like to use.

Kindest regards

Annie

Palm Court Trio

Wedding drinks reception and wedding breakfast

Pontlands Park, Chelmsford, Essex

Hi Steven,

I just wanted to say thank you for performing at Jennifer and Jim's wedding last month, it was an absolute triumph and you made the entire occasion very special indeed.

So many people commented on your fabulous repertoire and how wonderful the fanfare was that greeted the happy couple.

Thank you and your associates and I wish you all the very best for the future.

Kind regards

Stella

Fanfare Trumpeters (Supporting The English Chamber Choir)

Christmas Concert in aid of The Blue Cross

St Peter's church, Belgravia, London

 

Dear Steve

Hope you had a good journey home.

Thank you both for making The Blue Cross Celebration of Christmas Carol Concert so special, and magical, the opening fanfare was incredible.

I hope that you both enjoyed the evening, I know from comments received from members of the audiences, that your performances were extremely well received and enjoyed.

Once again, many, many thanks, and I hope that you, and your families, have a very peaceful Christmas and a good New Year.

Best wishes

June

Palm Court Trio

Wedding Ceremony and reception

Monkey Island, Bray-On-Thames, Berkshire

Palm Court Trio on Monkey Island 2

Hi Steve,

Just wanted to say a massive thank you to the Palm Court Trio for the wonderful music at our wedding on Saturday! The playlist was superb and enjoyed by everyone! Our wedding had such a mix of ages and you really hit the spot for all. David Gray's This Years Love will forever hold a special place in my heart. Thank you.

You all look so good on the grounds of Monkey Island that I have taken the liberty of attaching a few pictures.

Many thanks

Best wishes

The New Mr and Mrs Bird

String Quartet

Wedding Ceremony and drinks reception

Oxford Oratory and Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire

 

Dear Steve

A very belated but huge thank you to you and all of the musicians for some wonderful music both in the Oxford Oratory and afterwards in Blenheim Palace. We have had so many lovely comments on your playing. Guests in the Church said they could have sat there all afternoon listening to you!

Thank you for all your hard work and lovely arrangements and for rehearsing with Sebastian. It was truly lovely on the day.

Steve - I cannot thank you enough for all you did to ensure a smooth performance on the day and want you to know just how much your music was appreciated. I hope that maybe we will have the opportunity to work together at some point in the future. Thank you so much.

With kindest regards and best wishes

Joan

String Quartet

Wedding Ceremony and reception

The Spa Hotel, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Hi Steve

I am so sorry for the delay in contacting you, we have been rushed off our feet since getting back from honeymoon!

I just wanted to send you our most sincere thanks for being such an amazing addition to our wedding day. The quartet was better then we either could have imagined, absolutely fantastic and we are glad you talked us into having the fanfare, it was brilliant! Every piece you played was fantastic and every transition in location was seamless. Thank you also for playing longer, it really was appreciated.

We received so much praise about you from all of our guests and we will not hesitate to recommend you to our many friends who are still yet to tie the knot!

Thanks again to you and the rest of the quartet, you really are amazingly good - I just wish we could have another event big enough to justify hiring you again!

Best wishes

Tracey & Ted

Palm Court Trio

Hospitality event

Stationers’ Hall, London

Hi Steve

Just a v quick email to say thanks so much for last night - you were really great and everyone enjoyed themselves immensely. Particularly grateful you thought to bring a microphone for the speech - and for the fanfare! V nice touch.

Take care,

Will Roberts MSI

The Securities and investments institute

Salon Orchestra and Fanfare Trumpeters

Joint Livery Dinner for The Guild of Public Relations Practitioners and The Worshipful Company Of Information Technologists Banquet

Mansion House
City of London

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Posthorn Gallop 7436

Dear Steve

I just wanted to say a rather belated ‘thank you’ for your splendid performance at our Joint Livery Dinner with the Information Technologists. It was my idea to have the LBE for the event, & I was fully vindicated (as I knew I would be) in the choice. We have had many comments on how amazing the Post Horn Gallop was, I attach a photo which you might find useful for promotional purposes, or just for entertainment!

With all good wishes,

Virginia

 

Dear All,

Thank you all so much for making last night such a slick and uncomplicated evening. From planning to execution, everything was perfect.

A special thank you also to Steve and Jerry, who’s version of the Post Horn Gallop was both entertaining and intelligent. It brought the house down!

I do certainly hope to continue this productive working relationship.

Thank you again and best wishes from all of us here at the Information Technologists’ Company

Barry Easton

Palm Court Trio

Corporate Hospitality event

London Luton Airport

Hello Steve

Just wanted to thank you, Simon and James for the splendid performance at our event today. Just the right ambience and everything! Our MD was delighted with it all, so I must pass on his thanks too.

I am so pleased with how it all went today.

Many many thanks and kind regards

Lou

Louise Batchelor
Marketing Assistant
London Luton Airport Operations Ltd

String Quartet

Wedding reception

Stonor Park, Henley, Oxfordshire

Hello Steve,

Thank you so much for your fantastic music on our wedding day. It was all so magical what with the scenery, the weather and your music was the icing on the cake.

Oh and the fanfare was really unexpected and made us feel really special. It was all amazing. You really are a great quartet and we will definitley recommed you.

Sam and Paul
xxx

Salon Orchestra and Fanfare Trumpeters

The Worshipful Company Of World Traders Banquet
Mansion House
City of London.

Steve

I just wanted to drop you a quick line to thank you for Friday. It went brilliantly, and I have no doubt you will be hearing from me again! You may be interested to know that the Duty Esquire commented on how delighted he was that the Sung Grace and National Anthem were done at a good pace and not like a dirge. Volume was perfect too and as you said an excellent post horn gallop. All in all, everyone was delighted – thank you so much for contributing to a very successful evening.

Gaye Duffy

Clerk
The Worshipful Company of World Traders

Dear Steve,

The music you played at our dinner on Friday was absolutely splendid. You set the mood so well for people arriving at the reception. The trumpet fanfares, background music and show stopping Post Horn Gallop all hugely enhanced the whole evening and were thoroughly enjoyed by all. You gave us a wonderful selection of pieces, played by exceedingly talented musicians.

I was delighted when Gaye gave me details of your programme and knew we were in for a treat, but your performance on the night exceeded my high expectations!

On behalf of the World Traders, may I thank you and all the members of your ensemble. A Mansion House Banquet is always a highlight of a Master’s year and the ensemble made it an unforgettable occasion.

With many thanks and very best wishes,

Sue Garden

Master
The Worshipful Company of World Traders

String Quartet and Palm Court Trio

Wedding Ceremony and reception

Vaulty Manor, Maldon, Essex.

Hi Steve

I just wanted to thank you and the rest of your musicians for playing at our wedding. Unfortunately I missed so much of the string quartet as we were outside with the photographer for such a long time (I was particularly gutted about that), but I thoroughly enjoyed the Palm Court Trio. As you know Cy's family are all musicians and they haven't stopped raving about just how good you all were, as have many of our other wedding guests. We were not expecting you to play the trumpet when we were introduced to our guests for the wedding breakfast - that was truly amazing! We had the most fantastic day and thank you for making it that bit more special.

Jenny & Cy

Palm Court Trio and Fanfare Trumpeters

Security and Investments Institute Awards

Mansion House, City of London.

Afternoon Steve,

Hope you are well. Just a quick note to say many thanks for last Thursday. The evening went very well and as always your music was enjoyed by all. I even spotted a couple dancing! Please pass on our thanks to the Trio!

I look forward to seeing you next time.

Kind regards

Sarah

Sarah Middlemiss
Events Executive

Brass Quintet, Choir, Fanfare Trumpeters, Cocktail Pianist, Palm Court Trio, Post Horns, Singing Waiters (Tenor and Soprano)

Corporate Christmas Party at Skinners’ Hall, London

Various ensembles performed during different parts of the function (Guests arrival, Cocktail reception, Dinner background music, Singing Waiters between courses etc.) with all musicians combined for a ‘Traditional Christmas’ style finale.

Hi Steve

I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your team of fabulous musicians for making our event such a success yesterday. I am thrilled that everything ran like clockwork and your professionalism and passion for what you do was ever present throughout the day. We have had great feedback from our client and all the guests we spoke to commented on the musical performances and perfect organisation of the entertainment. Thank you again!

Best wishes

Katie

Effective Business Events Limited

Palm Court Trio

Wedding Ceremony and Reception

Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Knightsbridge, London

Dear Steve,

We have just returned from our honeymoon and wanted to drop you and email to thank you soooooooooo much for your contribution to make our wedding day the most perfect possible.

The music was beautiful and you and your fellow musicians were the icing on the cake, so to speak. Please thank your fellow musicians for making our wedding day so special. All of our guests and I mean all, commented on the music and it made a big impact. We cannot thank you enough and be assured that should any of our friends decided to take the plunge, we will recommend you without question.

Once again a BIG thank you and we wish you a very Happy New Year.

Kind regards.

Victoria and Simon

String Quartet

Wedding Ceremony and reception

St Pauls Church, Pilgrims Hatch, and Ashwells Sports and Country Club, Brentwood, Essex

Hi Steve

I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say thank you to you and your amazing String Quartet for playing at our wedding. So many of our guests commented on the "touch of class" you added to the day. I also wanted to say thank you for your impromptu Trumpet Solo for our entrance to the dining room, its things like this that really make a day memorable.

So a big thank you to you and your team for making our day even more special.

With best wishes
Gary and Gemma

Palm Court Trio

The British Travel Awards
Battersea Evolution

Palm Court Trio performing at The British Travel Awards 2008
Image: Steve Dunlop Photography
(Click image to enlarge)

Hi Steve,

Just a quick note to say thank you very much for your performance on Thursday night at The British Travel Awards. I think you suited the mood of the guests perfectly and I’ve had some very positive feedback.

Thank you and your fellow performers very much – and, all things being equal I’d like to book you again for next year. Let’s keep in touch.

When I get the final edits of the event highlights I will send you a copy as I am sure you will be included in it!

Kind Regards

Lorraine

Lorraine Barnes Burton
CEO
UK Travel Awards Ltd
Producers of The British Travel Awards

Palm Court Trio

Wedding Ceremony and Reception - Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex

Hi Steve,

We just wanted to send you a message to thank you and the rest of the trio on an absolutely amazing performance at our wedding. Every person we have spoken to has commented on how brilliant you all were.

You really did make our wedding complete and we would like to thank you. The way you played the trumpet as we arrived at the ballroom will stay in our minds forever, it made us feel like king and queen! Thanks for the amazing memories you have given us.

If you ever need someone to use as a reference then feel free to give our details out and if we ever need any music again, you will be the only ones we think of.

Good luck for the future.

Kind Regards,

Jez and Sarah

Bagpiper

Wedding Ceremony and reception - Fanhams Hall, Ware, Hertfordshire.

Dear Steve,

I have been meaning to email you since our wedding but keep forgetting. I wanted to thank your Piper for a fantastic performance everyone loved him and still talk about him. He was fantastic, 100%. Please pass on our thanks and best wishes to him.

Kind regards
Pauline & Peter

Salon Orchestra, Fanfare Trumpeters and Post Horns

Masonic annual dinner for the Provincial Grand Lodge of Surrey

New Connaught Rooms, London

Dear Steve,

You will gather from the rapturous applause what an excellent job you did yesterday. Your selection of music was excellent.

We spoke about booking next year, and the year after, as we would like you to provide the music again.

Kind regards,

Jim
Provincial Grand Secretary

Palm Court Trio, Cocktail Pianist, Fanfare Trumpeters and Post Horns

Retirement Party for a former Royal Marine turned Solicitor!

The Naval and Military Club, St. James’s Square, London

Dear Steve

Just a short and hopelessly inadequate note to say a very big thank you to you and your musicians for what all the guests described as an outstanding performance Saturday evening.

Without exception, everybody felt that your ensemble made a massive contribution to the success of the evening. The Post Horn Gallop and medley that followed absolutely floored everybody.

We are extremely grateful to you for not only stepping into the void left by the Royal Marines, but doing so in such a first class fashion. Thank you all very much indeed.

Once again, very many thanks.

Kind regards.

Jim Crocker
Howell & Co Solicitors

String Quartet

Wedding Ceremony, Holy Trinity Church, Rayleigh, Essex

Wedding reception, Stock Brook Country Club, Billericay, Essex

Hi Steve,

I just wanted to say THANK YOU so much to you and the other members of the quartet. You were fantastic, I nearly cried when you started up at the church!! It was fab that all you joined in with the choir, it sounded great. (I'm not too keen on organs!) I didn't get to hear much of you at the reception as the photographer kept dragging us away from everyone, but you looked brilliant set up on the patio and everyone has commented on you. People who aren't yet married now all want a string quartet at their wedding!

Thanks again to you all, you were one of the highlights of the day :o)

Love, Sam and Brett x

Palm Court Trio

Wedding ceremony and reception.

Gaynes Park, Epping, Essex

Dear Steve,

We would like to extend a belated but heartfelt "thank you" to you and the rest of the group for your amazing performance at our wedding on 23rd March. You played everything absolutely perfectly, incorporating all of my wishes and requests seamlessly.

From accompanying my walk down the aisle to accompanying the wedding breakfast, you were all so professional. I am to this day especially receiving rave comments about your trumpet fanfare at the end of the dinner Steve - it was just fantastic. It made the day all the more truly memorable and we thank you so much for all the extra effort you put in.

Once again please accept our sincere thanks for everything, and we will not hesitate in recommending you to anybody who needs a similar service for any occasion.

With very best wishes,

Nancy and Wayne

Fanfare Trumpeters

‘Once upon a time’ themed event held by John Lewis plc

The Royal Courts of Justice, London

Dear Steven,

Re: Once Upon a Time Ball

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your colleague for the service provided for us in relation to the above event.

The Trumpeters enhanced the theme of our event and the trumpet fanfares followed by announcements allowed us to create a really regal feel at various points throughout the evening. People stopped, looked up to the balcony and ‘wowed’ in amazement as the sound carried across the great hall to full effect. This proved to be a really integral part of our event, and was a very memorable aspect for many. 

Thank you once again.

Yours sincerely,

Germaine Matthews and Claire Gilbert

Event organisers
John Lewis plc

Palm Court Trio

Workshop Dinner for BP Marine Fuels.

Macdonald Frimley Hall Hotel and Spa, Camberley, Surrey

Dear Steve,

Thank you for a lovely performance at the BP workshop dinner. I’m only sorry I was preoccupied and not able to focus on the music as fully as it deserved. I’ll certainly remember you for any similar event.

Regards,

Nikki

Fanfare Trumpeters

Christmas Carol Concert with IDMC Gospel Choir, St. Paul’s Girls School Choir and Thomas’s Day School Choir raising over £30,000 for the Honeypot charity.

St. Luke’s Church, Sydney Street, Chelsea, London

Dear Steve,

Thank you so much for supporting Honeypot. We are extremely grateful for the charitable discount you made on our booking for our carol concert. We thought the trumpeters did a marvellous job on the night and your presence also added a special something to the event.

We are pleased to say that the event was a huge success, raising a significant amount which will allow us to continue providing respite breaks to young carers and vulnerable children.

We have had great feedback from our guests and would very much like to book you for next years Christmas Carol Concert. One of our members of staff will definitely be in touch in the foreseeable future.

We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Kind Regards

Dani

Dani Linder| Events Coordinator| The Honeypot Charity

www.honeypot.co.uk

Palm Court Trio and String Quartet

Company 50th Anniversary Party

The Barbican Centre, London

Dear Steve

A short note of thanks to say how much we appreciated your professionalism in playing at Theatre Projects Consultants 50 Birthday Celebrations in The Conservatory at The Barbican. The event was a major milestone in the history of the company and you hit just the right note for our guests. Many of the people in attendance commented on the great variety of music you played and I was delighted that you were able to provide both the Palm Court Trio and String Quartet. You and your colleagues very much helped us to celebrate our evening and all of us at TPC Were delighted to have had such a professional group of musicians playing and helping to give the evening such a great ambience.

My thanks one again

Hope all is well with you

Regards

Andrew

Andrew De Rosa
General Manager, Theatre Projects Consultants Limited
www.tpcworld.com

Palm Court Trio

Family get-together ‘Sunday Lunch’ party.

Macdonald Frimley Hall Hotel and Spa, Camberley, Surrey

Dear Steve,

Although my wife may have done so already, sorry it has taken me a few days to send our thanks for your excellent and enjoyable music at our lunch last Sunday at the Frimley Hall Hotel. Your choices of music were quite perfect.

Most people knew some or most of the tunes, which means they were pleased to be able to 'sing along' (quietly of course) and enjoy it the more. I am particularly grateful for the splendid fanfare for 'lunch being served' and shall certainly recommend your different groups whenever I can. One of our guests is an examiner for both the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music and the Royal College of Organists and he was most impressed with your personal versatility and performance - could you ask for more?

Please convey my thanks to your colleagues, and many thanks again to you personally.

Regards

David

 

Dear Steve and fellow musicians,

Thank you so very much for a wonderful performance at our lunch party - superb choice of music and so sensitively played - Tina was so right - you are the best!

We were so impressed with the fanfare - and on the right instrument too!

Just about everyone sends their thanks with ours for making it such a lovely time with our friends and family. Hope we can hear you again,

Very Best wishes,

Celia

Fanfare Trumpeter

Wedding ceremony and reception.

Sulgrave Manor, Banbury, Oxfordshire

Dear Steve,

Just a note to day your performance was wonderful – absolutely perfect, we were delighted and our guests loved it too. Thank you very much you really added to the day which was very happy for us.

Thank you wholeheartedly again and all the very best

Stevi

Palm Court Trio

Wedding reception.

Down Hall, Hatfield Heath, Hertfordshire.

Dear Steve

We just wanted to thank you for being so fantastic at our wedding at Down Hall. You and your associates were absolutely brilliant and so many people commented as such. You even managed ‘swing low’! Hindsight is a wonderful thing however, we wouldn’t have had the band in the evening, my father said he would have rather seen/heard you continue into the evening. In any case, I just wanted to say thank you and in addition for the support you gave us in the run up to our big day. We had a wonderful wedding and are grateful to you for your part in it.

Very best wishes

Naomi & Simon

String Quartet

Wedding ceremony and reception.

Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire.

Hi Steve

We have just got back from our honeymoon and wanted to just send you a thank you note. Your string quartet performed at our wedding at Hatfield House and were brilliant, The Ludlow's that we had requested was perfect and played beautifully. We had a lot of people tell us how good the music was. Also I know the registrar was very impressed!

Thanks again for helping to make our day so wonderful

Best regards

Sarah

Palm Court Trio

Diamond Wedding Anniversary.

Private Garden, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire.

Dear Steve,

just a quick note to thank you and your colleagues for adding so much to everyone's enjoyment of my parent's Diamond Wedding Anniversary garden party on Sunday. You were superb and the music made the day go with a swing

best wishes,

Steve Johnson

String Quartet

Wedding ceremony and reception.

Bookham Grange Hotel, Little Bookham, Leatherhead, Surrey

Dear Steve

I'd just like to say thank you very much for your fantastic playing at our wedding. All our guests commented on the music and it really made the whole day "special". The choice of music was spot on, mixing contemporary, classical and a few familiar TV sound-tracks.

Thanks once again to you all

Best wishes

Margaret

String Quartet

Wedding ceremony:
St Mary's College Chapel, Twickenham, Middlesex

Wedding reception:
Oakley Court, Water Oakley, Windsor, Berks

Hi Steve

Having just got back from honeymoon we wanted to thank you for the music you played at the wedding. Lots of people commented on how great the music was and we particularly enjoyed the music in the church - it was fabulous. I'm looking forward to seeing the video so i can hear it back again.

Thanks again

Rebecca

Team of 16 Fanfare Trumpeters, 3 percussion and Conductor

Fundraising event in aid of the Raisa Gorbachev foundation, hosted by Mikhail Gorbachev

Hampton Court Palace
Richmond, Surrey

Dear Steve

I hope that you have recovered from the weekend. I just wanted to drop you a line to say many thanks to you and all your team for all of your hard work, patience and good humour through Saturday’s event.

I really think that your performance created such an amazing atmosphere and impressive spectacle for the guests as they arrived to Hampton Court Palace, it looked fantastically seamless (as all good events do!).

Once again, thank you so much to you and all of the guys for their input and great attitude on Saturday night. I will, of course, pass on any feedback that we receive from the client.

Please give me a call if you have any questions or queries, but I will call soon to talk about the next event!!

Best wishes

Alix

Private Drama Events
www.privatedrama.com

Palm Court Trio

Wedding Ceremony
St. Raphael’s Church, Twickenham, Middlesex

Wedding Reception,
Hampton Court Palace
Richmond, Surrey

Dear Steve,

Just wanted to drop you a quick note before heading off on honeymoon to say thank you so much for the stunning music on Friday at our wedding. Coming into the Church to “The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba” fulfilled everything I had imagined and your playing of Jerusalem got everyone singing so loudly I thought we’d lift the roof off St. Raphael’s, it was just brilliant!! The reception was amazing too - you guys created a great sense of occasion.

Thanks again to you all.

 

Very best wishes,

Steph and Karsten

Palm Court Trio

St. Georges' day dinner
Royal Blackheath Golf club
Eltham
London

Hi Steve,

I would like to Thank You and the rest of the Palm Court Trio for making our evening at Royal Blackheath such a great one. Many of those that attended congratulated me on the wonderful choice of music which makes the whole experience worth while.

Once again thank you and all the best.

Regards,

Roy Taylor

Salon Orchestra and Fanfare Trumpeters

The Worshipful Company Of Blacksmiths Livery banquet
Mansion House
City of London.

Dear Steve

Many thanks to you and all the other musicians for such an important contribution to our evening. The response to the Post Horn and Coach Horn Gallop is always one of amazement for such outstanding musicianship.

I am hoping that we will be at Mansion House again on ****** so perhaps you would pencil in that date.

Again my thanks and best wishes,

Christopher

String Quartet

Corporate dinner function

Jesus College, Cambridge.

Dear Steve

Thanks so much for providing the music at our event yesterday. It went down very well with our guests.

Regards

Linda
Takeda Cambridge Limited

Palm Court Trio

Dinner function for Honorary Graduates of The Open University

Royal College of Physicians, London

Hi Steve

Thank you very much for performing for our event last night. It was great to have 'live' music and I think it really added to the atmosphere of the evening.

With best wishes.

Jan Andrews BA (Open)
Senior Alumni Relations Project Officer, The Open University

Harp & Flute Duo

Wedding reception, private venue, Winchester, Hampshire.

Dear Steve,

Thank you for the organisation to get Peggy and the Flautist (forgotten her name already I'm ashamed to say) to our daughter's wedding on Saturday.

Their playing was superb and a marvellous backdrop for the event.

There were many complimentary remarks about them and I would be grateful if they could be passed on. They were a major part that led to the event being such a fabulous success.

With many thanks

Martin

Palm Court Trio

Captain’s Gala Dinner onboard the ‘Hebridean Spirit’ cruise ship.

Click the image to enlarge - article taken from Hebridean Cruises newsletter.

Palm Court Trio + extra trumpeter

50th Wedding Anniversary, Cutlers Hall, London.

Dear Steve,

You must have detected from the regular applause you received during our dinner last Saturday, that our guests thoroughly appreciated your performance. As you will have seen some of them were even on their feet cheering after you had played the Post Horn Gallop, and so they should have been for you did us proud!

Thank you so much for helping to make the evening such a success. Please pass on our thanks to your colleagues. You were superb.

Yours gratefully,

Richard and Janet

Palm Court Trio

Wedding Ceremony and Drinks Reception.

Clandon Park, Guildford, Surrey

Hi Steve

We have just got back from our honeymoon and wanted to thank you so much for the beautiful music you played at our wedding. It really was the icing on the cake for us. So many people commented how wonderful it was to have you guys playing there, and Clare de Lune did not go unnoticed when we were signing the register!

Thanks once again.

Kind regards,

Michelle

Fanfare Trumpeters

Banquet for The Worshipful Company of Cutlers, Cutlers Hall, London.

Dear Steve,

I would be grateful if you would convey my thanks to Adam and Andrew for helping to make our Boar’s Head Feast such a success last week. Despite this being the first occasion they have played at this particular event they quickly got into the part and helped the evening to go with a flourish. The pageant itself went off perfectly and was greatly enhanced by the fanfares that they had chosen to play.

Perhaps you would be kind enough to pencil ****** in your diary, which is the day on which the feast is scheduled to take place next year.

With all best wishes,

John Allen

String Quartet

Wedding Ceremony at the Temple of Venus, Stowe Landscape Gardens, Buckinghamshire and Wedding Reception at Weston Manor Hotel, Weston on the Green, Oxfordshire

Dear Steve,

We would like to say a huge thank you to the string quartet for playing so superbly on our wedding day.

The peices you played in the temple for our ceremony were lovely - thank you for the ‘specially written’ one, it was great.

Your playing on the lawn for our drinks reception and in the minstrels gallery for our wedding breakfast was such a lovely backdrop.

Many thanks,

Vicky and Richard

String Quartet

Wedding reception at Stonor Park, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire

Hi Steve,

My (now) wife Rose booked your string quartet for our wedding in Stonor, Oxfordshire. I would like to let you know how fantastic your musicians were. The music was excellent and they were very friendly and polite. We had many people commenting on how much they enjoyed the string quartet.

I run a Marquee company, Poles Apart. Given that you can't beat personal experience I would be more than happy for me and my sales guys to recommend your services for the many weddings we do each year.

Kind regards,

Neil and Rose

Palm Court Trio

Corporate drinks reception for Siemens.
The Bonnington Hotel
Bloomsbury, London

Hi Steve,

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the wonderful event on Thursday night at The Bonnington Hotel. It was great and I have received great feedback from the clients, they loved your music, so thank you and please pass on my thanks to your colleagues.

Paula Elson
PAC Conference & Event Management
Tel: 01635 202989
Mobile: 07739 407188

Palm Court Trio

Dinner function
Holiday Inn, Kensington
London

Hello Steve!

Feedback was great - the clients loved your music!

Hope to have some more events soon, will definitely contact you.

Best regards,

I Badi
Events
Holiday Inn, Kensington

Palm Court Trio

Wedding
The Dolphin Hotel
St Ives, Cambridgeshire

Dear Steven

We would like to say thank you to the trio for making our day even more special. Many of our guests commented on how well you played. We were extremely pleased with the way the day went and Philip Morris of the Dolphin was impresed and he has organised many weddings and seen many groups so praise from him is well worth having.

We would have no hesitation of recommending you to anyone.

Once again many thanks.

Kevin & Deborah

Wedding Trumpeter

Wedding,
Hoo St Werburgh Parish Church, Kent

Good morning Steve

Just a quick note to ask you to pass on our huge thanks to the trumpeter who played at the wedding!!

It brought tears to lots of eyes on the day (all for good reasons though!!) and was just absolutely fantastic, made our day!!

Thanks again

Julie and Tony

Salon Orchestra

Banquet for The Worshipful Company of Cutlers
Cutlers Hall
London

Dear Steve,

I am writing on behalf of the outgoing Master to thank you and your colleagues for all that you did to make his dinner such a success. He has received many favourable comments about the very entertaining programme of music you played for us, which were all well deserved.

I would be grateful if you could pencil in the following dates for future functions..........

Yours sincerely,

John Allen

Palm Court Trio

Wedding
Holy Trinity Church, Hammersmith and the Kensington Hilton Hotel, London

Dear Steve,

I am back to at work now and in the process of getting back to normality! I just wanted to drop you a quick line to thank you and your colleagues for doing such a fantastic job at our wedding. It truly was excellent to have such professionals play the music in the church (instead of the normal dodgy organist at weddings) and it was great to have you at the champagne reception too. I absolutely loved the piece you played on the trumpet before we went in to dinner, it really made us smile! It was a fantastic day and you all really contributed to it. Lots of people made remarks on how fantastic you were.

Many thanks again! I have held on to your details and will be sure to recommend you in the future!

April

Wedding Trumpeter

Wedding
All saints Church,
Binfield, Bracknell, Berkshire

Dear Mr Fletcher,

The trumpeter made the wedding service perfect! We had no choir so you can imagine how dull and empty it could have been. Thank you for sending such a brilliant trumpet player.

Yours sincerely,

Ann

Palm Court Trio

Wedding BBQ
Private address
Carshalton, Surrey

To the fantastic Palm Court Trio,

Thank you so much for the beautiful music that you played for us at our wedding BBQ. The weather could have spoiled our day but we all wanted to be in the garden to listen to you. We will be giving your contact details to lots of our friends now!

Thank you!

Love from Lindsay and Ian

String Quartet

Wedding
Marks Hall
Coggeshall, Essex

Dear Steve and the LBE string quartet,

Thank you so much for organising the string quartet for our wedding, it was fantastic! Everyone commented on how wonderful they sounded and we couldn’t agree more!

With love,

Mr & Mrs Kirk

Palm Court Trio

Wedding
Bury Court Barn
Bentley, Nr Farnham, Surrey

Dear Steve,

Just a short note to thank you for the lovely music of your trio at Emma and Ash’s wedding last Friday. Your music was very fitting for the venue and provided a wonderful ambiance for the day. We will be happy to recommend you.

Kind regards,

Mike and Sue
(Brides parents)

Palm Court Trio

Dinner function
Officers Mess
Arborfield Garrison

Steve,

I would just like to take this opportunity to thank your team for some excellent music last night. I have had nothing but positive comments......

Dion Cousins
2IC Land Systems Branch

Palm Court Trio

Wedding
Painshill Park
Cobham, Surrey

Good morning Steve

Just a quick note to say thank you so much for all your hard work (along with your colleagues) at Fiona and Andy’s wedding last weekend, at Painshill Park.

It makes such a difference to the atmosphere to have beautiful music playing and your trumpet fanfare was outstanding!

I would also like to say thank you for coming up with your own gazebo!

I look forward to working with you again in the very near future.

Kind regards.

Deborah Meese

www.thebigday.uk.com

String Quartet

Wedding
Moor Park Mansion
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

Dear Steve

I would just like to thank you all so much for the fabulous music at our wedding. The string quartet were wonderful and played a huge part in making our day so perfect. My only regret is that we didn't get a chance to thank you personally on the day, we would however like to pass on our sincere thanks to you now.

We had many compliments from our guests as to how beautiful the music was especially in such a magnificent setting.

Kindest of regards,

Sarah

Palm Court Trio + Soprano Opera Singer

Wedding
Loseley Park and House
Guildford, Surrey

Dear Steve,

We just wanted to thank you for the wonderful entertainment you provided for our wedding on 17th June. Both the Palm Court Trio and Soprano provided the perfect atmosphere for the day.

We have received endless compliments for the music and singing from friends and family. We were even told by a member of staff at Loseley, who has worked there for 11 years, that you provided the best music she had ever heard played there. We couldn’t have asked for a more professional and talented group of musicians. You made the day very special.

Once again, many thanks

 Louise and Graeme

Palm Court Trio

Wedding
The Leander Club
Henley-on-Thames

Steve

Just got back from the honeymoon and just want to say a big thank you for your part in making the day so memorable. We are pleased that you and your colleagues in the Palm Court Trio also enjoyed the day and the venue!!!

Once again thanks for helping it be a “great day”!!!!!!!!

Regards

Jon & Sarah

Woodwind Trio

Opening ceremony
Roke Manor
Hampshire

Dear Steve,

Many thanks to The Woodwind Trio for their prompt and professional approach, including their flexibility with the schedule. We would certainly use them again if the occasion arose and everyone was very impressed as they created just the right ambience for the lunch. I hope they all enjoyed the opening.

Apologies to the girls that I missed them leaving

Regards

Janine

Wedding Trumpeter

Wedding
St. Michael’s Church
Bishop’s Stortford

Steve,

I wanted to let you know that the wedding went superbly and we're still living off the memories of it! Adam's part was wonderful and we so appreciated his trumpet playing. Many people told me how moved they were and how much his playing lifted our singing. So, it was a great success. I've been in touch with Adam to pass on my thanks and appreciation. Thank you again for organising this.

Best wishes

Sally

Palm Court Trio

Civil Partnership Reception
St. Stephen’s Club
London

Dear Steve,

We were absolutely delighted with your marvellous efforts on our behalf - from beginning to end (and what a finale!!!!) - thank you all so very much.

I believe the Club is going to introduce you as and when (with gusto!) to potential clients and I certainly will use any opportunity to do likewise.

Thank you so very much again,

Kindest regards,
Steve

Palm Court Trio

Anniversary Party
Royal Society of Medicine
London

Dear Steve and colleagues,

I am writing to thank you for your contribution to our enjoyment of our anniversary party celebration. Your introductory fanfare was much commented on by our startled guests. Then your music selection with the Palm Court Trio was just right, played at the correct level to be heard and allow the incredible amount of conversation to continue unabated.

Many of our guests have commented on it and I will pass on your details to any enquiries. We particularly appreciated your playing the movement from Schubert’s trio. Then there was the striking post horn solo at the end.

Thank you,

Judy & Victor

Wedding Trumpeter

Wedding
Bransgore Church
Christchurch, Dorset

Dear Steve,

I have just received the video of my wedding on Saturday 17 December and have been watching the church service bit! You were fantastic and we want to say a big thank you to you for helping to make our day so wonderful. So many people commented on how superb you were!

Many many thanks again.

With kindest regards

Jo

Palm Court Trio

Wedding
Burford Bridge Hotel
Box Hill
Nr Dorking
Surrey

Hi Steve

Finally we are coming back down to earth after our wedding at Box Hill, and we wanted to thank you and your Palm Court Trio colleagues once again for your wonderful performance during the Wedding Breakfast. The mix of pieces and styles appealed to everyone and we were delighted to hear our special requests. It was a most memorable occasion, we didn't want it to end (but what a wonderful ending it was!).

Best wishes

Sandra & Gunter

String Quartet

Wedding
Fanhams Hall
Ware
Hertfordshire

Hi Steve,

The rest of the wedding was fantastic thanks. We all had a great time. Thank you so much for everything. It really was a day to remember and the string quartet really added to that. Everyone has commented on how fantastic you all were!!! I've got the video back now and you all sound great on it.

I will definitely be recommending you!!

Thanks again,

Rachelle

Cocktail Pianist

Wedding
The Lawn
Rochford
Essex

Hi Steve,

Thank you, we had a fantastic day. Everything was perfect and Adrian was great. I only wish I'd had the chance to hang round the piano and watch him play!

Thanks for all your help in arranging this, I could never have done it at such short notice and it just wouldn't have been the same without the music!

Regards,

(Mrs) Sue Smith

Brass Quintet

Banquet for The Worshipful Company of Cutlers
Cutlers Hall
London

Dear Steve,

I am writing on behalf of the Master and myself to say how delighted we were with the musical entertainment that you and your Brass ensemble provided for us on Saturday evening. We were determined that our Swiss guests had an unforgettable evening and you contributed in no small measure towards helping us achieve that goal. All of them said how much they enjoyed the occasion and they were very impressed with the standard of music you produced. The Sechseläuten March was perfect for the occasion and the Post Horn Galop (With frills!) was masterful.

As a little thank you, I am holding a supper here at Cutlers’ Hall for those who principally contributed towards the success of our weekend, and I very much hope that you will be able to join me on that occasion.

Yours sincerely,

John Allen
Clerk to the Company.

String Quartet

Wedding
Pennyhill Park Hotel
Bagshot
Surrey

Steve and his string quartet, the London Banqueting Ensemble played at our wedding on Friday. They were absolutely amazing. So many people commented to us just how fantastic they were. The clips on their website do them no justice at all. The clips are fab but not a patch on how they sound in real life.

They were all very lovely, even shuffling all their play lists around so I could hear my favourites.

If anyone is looking for a string quartet I would highly recommend them.

Absolutely amazing and perfect.

THANK YOU STEVE!!!!

Dianne and Simon

Palm Court Trio

Wedding
Manor of Groves Golf Club
Sawbridgeworth
Hertfordshire

We had the Palm Court Trio for our wedding in August 2005. The Trio were fantastic and we are still receiving compliments a month afterwards! Leading up to the wedding day, you were professional and the flexibility and good humor you showed was much appreciated, during which is a stressful time for us brides! During the day, the music was a fabulous mixture of classical and modern arrangements. The trumpet entrance to the reception was excellent and definitely one to remember.

Thank you for helping to make our day so wonderful.

Katie and James

Wedding Trumpeter in church and Palm Court Trio for wedding reception

Wedding
Coggeshall Church and
Grange Barn
Coggeshall
Essex

Steve,

We were completely ‘blown away’ by your trumpet playing at our wedding last Sunday! You were AMAZING! You were so great to work with and your help with the piano + arranging music for the musicians at the wedding was above and beyond! You are such a professional. We got compliments on your music throughout the entire evening.

Thank you for all the little ‘extras’ you gave us. We can not thank you enough.

Cindy and David.

Wedding Trumpeter

Wedding Ceremony
St Stephen Walbrook Church
London

Hi Steve

How nice of you to send a msg!

Yes Adam 'did the business' as you said extremely well. Emma Cooke, the director of music for St Stephen Walbrook was most impressed that he had written his own descant for one of the hymns.

Everyone said how marvellous the music was, and Adam contributed to it hugely. Now I regret not having a recording of the service - it was wonderful.

Although I am probably the last of my friends to get married, I shall certainly be recommending your service should anyone ask.

Hope you are well and enjoying the summer!

With v kind rgds and thanks

Lida

Bagpiper

Wedding
Ewell Court House
Surrey

Dear Peter,

Martin and I would like to give you a huge thank you for playing the Bagpipes at our wedding.

It made the day extra special for us and was a great surprise for all of our guests.

Thanks again,

Karen and Martin

Wedding Trumpeter

Wedding
Writtle Church
Chelmsford
Essex

Dear Steve,

Just a quick note to say "Thanks" for organising such a fantastic trumpeter for our wedding. We were both delighted with his performance and he helped to make the service really special. The sound was fabulous and it has also come out really well on our video. We had a perfect day and the music definitely added a special touch. Just wanted to let you know and i didnt have chance to thank the trumpeter and organist personally so could you please pass on our thanks.
I will definitley recommend you to future bride-to-bes!!!

Thanks again,

Rowena

Palm Court Trio

Wedding
South Lodge Hotel
Lower Beeding
West Sussex

Dear Steve,

Thank you and your Palm Court Trio so so much for making our day so amazing. You were all fantastic and totaly blew me and Martyn away. Your performance was tremendous.

Thank you all so much,
Trudi and Martyn
 

Many many thanks for superb music at our daughter's wedding, real tear jerking music and especially when you played the post horn and please thank every one of the group. All the guests said you were all brilliant and never heard anything like this at a wedding.

We thank our lucky stars that you were at the hotel last year when we came and visited the hotel with a view to booking the wedding.

Best wishes,

Judy and Michael

Palm Court Trio + extra trumpeter

Recital
Smallhythe Place
National Trust
Tenterden
Kent

Dear Steven,

Thank you all so much for having made the effort to come to Tenterden last Friday evening and for having contributed to such an enjoyable event.

Very many complimentary words and appreciation of the entertainment you gave us have been received and all concerned have commented on the ‘fun’ of the evening. The humorous introductions you made to the programme were also much appreciated and contributed to the relaxed atmosphere of the occasion. You certainly did not give the impression of being a timid public speaker!

From my point of view, the decision to invite a group of professional musicians to come to our first ever ‘musical evening’ was amply justified and you have set me a very high standard to follow!

Once again, thank you all and please pass my appreciation to your three colleagues - You made an excellent ensemble(s)!

Best wishes,

Digby

Fanfare Trumpeters

Banquet for Bread Street Ward Club
Mansion House
City of London

Dear Mr Fletcher,

Thank you so much for providing two such excellent trumpeters for our Banquet yesterday at the Mansion House. They know themselves how much they were enjoyed and appreciated because of the spontaneous outburst for an encore of the Posthorn Gallop. They perfectly complimented the Egyptian Hall and the rousing and festive occasion.

We do hope that your musicians enjoyed the evening as much as the audience did! Thank you again.

Yours Sincerely,

Mrs E Burke

Salon Orchestra

The Worshipful Company Of Blacksmiths Livery banquet
Mansion House
City of London.

Dear Steven

Many thanks to you and all your colleagues for enhancing out Dinner at Mansion House last Friday. Your presence and musical skills add so much to the entire proceedings and is greatly appreciated by us all.

I am glad to learn that you are busy and, for obvious reasons, your reputation is growing.

I am applying for the Banquet date for 2006 and I hope that you will be available again next year.

All best wishes

Christopher
 

".... the music set a standard many Livery Companies will envy and of which you can be justly proud."

The Recorder of London, His Honour Judge Peter Beaumont QC

Fanfare Trumpeters

Birthday Party
Harpenden Golf Club
Hertfordshire

The scene was that of a grand candlelit room in the Golf Club with lights dimmed. Everything was set for the secret surprise party for my wife. The moment she entered the room, peering into its twinkling darkness a fanfare of trumpets from The London Banqueting Ensembles greeted her arrival followed by applause and the age old sound of “Happy Birthday”.

From that moment the party took off - with fanfares for the toasts and fanfares for the speeches - each one different and uplifting keeping the party in an excited and buzzy mood until midnight. It just could not go wrong.

It’s the best party ever held here - was the verdict. Not bad for a club founded in 1849 and with over 800 members.

Thank you Steve, it was you and your colleagues’ contribution that launched it, made it and needless to say we all loved it.

Best regards,

Douglas

String Quartet

Securities & Investment Institute awards
Mansion House
London

I think that the whole event went rather well, and I was delighted with the contribution of your string quartet. I will be in touch again when I have something similar to offer you.

Kind regards,
Ged O’Mara

Palm Court Trio

Birthday party
Private address
Middlesex

Dear Steve,

We would like to thank you very much for the wondeful contribution the Palm Court Trio made to our joint birthday party on Saturday. Everyone loved the music and we’ve heard loads of compliments. Your repertoire was perfect for the occasion. You must have been so stressed out by the ghastly traffic on your journey over here but you all played beautifully and it went down very well.
THANK YOU!

Best wishes,
Andrea and Garry.

Palm Court Trio

Wedding
Surrey

Dear Steve

I would like to thank you and the rest of the Palm Court Trio for playing at our wedding.

The day was fantastic - it was wonderful to walk up the aisle to Trumpet Voluntary played so wonderfully and it was fantastic of you to learn the Horn Concerto for the signing of the register!! We haven't received it yet, but we are really looking forward to the video so that we can watch it all again!

The music during the Reception was also of an exceptional standard and we really enjoyed it when you called the guests to dinner and then played a trumpet fanfare when we entered the room! So many of our family and friends commented on how you made the day that bit more special.

I was also impressed about how you managed to reflect our personalities and sense of fun by playing the Dam Busters theme (as requested by my England loving husband!) during the cutting of the cake. That especially impressed my dad and even my German relatives thought it was amusing!

So thanks again helping to make our day so unforgettable. We would heartily recommend you to anyone!

Best wishes
Isobel and Ian.

Palm Court Trio

Ruby wedding anniversary
Private Address
Essex

Hi Steve,

I just wanted to thank you very much for the fantastic music on Saturday evening. To quote my Dad "it made the evening!" Mum and Dad both loved it, as did everyone else. We were all very impressed with you. I'm sure many of them will bear you in mind for any upcoming events.

It was a very enjoyable evening and I'm sure Mum and Dad will remember it for a long time. Thank you so much for your incredibly professional performance which contributed hugely to the success of the party.

Please pass on my thanks to the other 2 members of the trio for me. You all did an amazing job.

I look forward to creating the opportunity of hiring your ensembles' talents sometime in the future!

Take care

Best wishes

Debbie

Salon Orchestra

The Worshipful Company Of Saddlers Livery banquet
Saddlers Hall
London

Dear Mr Fletcher,

Thank you for your performance with the London Banqueting Ensembles salon orchestra at our Livery Dinner last week.

A number of members and many guests’ letters have commented on the admirable musical programme and the quality of the music generally. In particular, the Post Horn Gallop was universally appreciated as you could surely tell from the storm of applause at its end.

I have the impression that your performance will have enhanced your reputation within the Livery world and I am sure that future engagements will stem from it.

Palm Court Trio

Wedding
The Fennes Estate
Braintree
Essex

Dear Steve,

Please accept our very belated, but very large thank you for the music your piano trio provided at our wedding reception. We had a truly wonderful day and your input really made the atmosphere of the afternoon. Everyone really enjoyed the fantastic surprise rendition of the Post Horn Gallop!! It really was a great finale to the wedding breakfast.

Thank you all very much,
Hamish and Emma.

Fanfare Trumpeters

Surrey Crown Court Ceremonial
Guildford Guildhall
Surrey. 

May I add my thanks to those of the High Sheriff for the fanfares you provided on Friday last. Everyone was very pleased with the whole occasion. I wonder if you would be able to provide the trumpet fanfares for our next High Sheriff's installation. The High Sheriff would be pleased if you were able to do this.

Salon Orchestra

Annual Dinner of Royal Blackheath Golf Club
Eltham Palace
London

Thanks for making this year a special success. Please confirm the availability of your salon orchestra for next year.

Palm Court Trio + extra trumpeter

The Worshipful Company Of Cutlers Livery banquet
Cutlers Hall
London

Dear Steve,

I am writing on behalf of the master and myself to say how delighted we were with the musical entertainment you and your colleagues provided at our dinner last week. The feedback we have received from members and guests has been glowing, and at yesterday's Court meeting the high standard of the music was singled out for praise. The programme you put together was perfect and your orchestra gave an excellent performance. The Post Horn Gallop was a great success and was particularly enjoyed by the Master. Our only regret was that we had to cut you short due to the lateness of the hour. I have no doubt we will want to engage you again and will be in touch in due course.

Bugler

The Victoria Cross and George Cross Association service of dedication for new memorial in Westminster Abbey.

Dear Steven,

Thank you so very much for having been such a star at the service in Westminster Abbey. It was marvellous having you with us again and you performed the Last Post as brilliantly as always and I am so terribly grateful. With all very best wishes and I'll be in touch again, no doubt, before long.

Salon Orchestra

The Worshipful Company Of Bowyers Livery banquet
Merchant Taylors Hall
London

Thank you for providing us with a magnificent programme of music for our Ladies Banquet at Merchant Taylors Hall yesterday evening. The music added greatly to the enjoyment of the evening and you will no doubt be pleased to learn that both the Lord Mayor and the Lady Mayoress were highly complimentary of your orchestra's performance.

Palm Court Trio

St. Georges' day dinner dance
Royal Blackheath Golf club
Eltham
London 

Congratulations, a fantastic night!

Salon Orchestra

The Worshipful Company Of Blacksmiths Livery banquet
Mansion House
City of London.

Thank you, and your colleagues, for your contribution to the success of our Banquet last Friday. Many people commented that this year seemed better than usual, and attributed this to the music.
Steven Fletcher co-operated in all our arrangements for the music at our dinner and, with his smart appearance and obvious musical skills, enhanced the occasion for everybody.

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