“It’s just a quick line to say a huge and massive thank you to you and the rest of the band for the fantastic effort, energy and entertainment you all contributed to make (what Boots are currently calling) ‘the best Boots event ever’.  We have always seen you guys as ‘top class’ – Boots were well impressed with your performances on both nights, and have all agreed that you played a massive part in making the evening events such a big success. Thank you so much again, and we look forward to working with you all soon.”

Paul Kennie – Senior Event Producer, MediaMaker Limited (International Centre, Telford)


“I wanted you to know how utterly brilliant you all were. I was nervous as I had never heard you play and I don’t go round hiring bands every day of the week, your recommendation was all by word of mouth. Of course your demo cd was brilliant but nothing could have prepared me for the real thing, it was like having your own rock concert at home. Everyone commented on how fab you were, one thank you letter said it took them 4 songs to realize it was a live band because it sounded SO professional and then they stayed glued to the dance floor until you had to leave. Thank you so, so much, you made the party an EVENT. I now want another party just so I can ask you to come and play again!”

Annie-Lou Balme – 18th/21st birthday party (Alresford, Hampshire)


“The main reason for writing is to thank you so much for a smooth and very successful event.  The band was fantastic and we received a lot of very positive feedback.  Deborah and the guys were brilliant.  Everyone was dancing all night, the dance floor was never empty.  We would definitely book Shine again, and would have no hesitation in recommending them.  Please pass on our thanks and best wishes to them.  We were all extremely pleased.  An excellent evening was had by all.”

St Edmunds College PTA (St Edmunds College, Ware, Herts)


“Words fail me. Yet again we save the best til last!!.. Sensational stuff yet again: the band’s energy is unquenchable, and Deborah’s voice incredible, with lots of stage presence – sheer magic. A huge huge thank you from my colleagues/friends and I for the band always making it such a huge success!!  Truly memorable.”

Joanne Kingsbury, HSBC Christmas Party (Sopwell House, St. Albans)


“I thought I’d drop you a quick note to thank you for helping make our day so fabulous.  When we first heard Shine at the Secret Drifter’s Ball earlier this year you made a great impression on us and we really enjoyed the way you played and got everyone dancing.  This is exactly what we wanted for the evening of our wedding and we were not disappointed, in fact you surpassed yourselves!  Many of our guests commented on how well you played and interpreted the varied mix of music we had requested.  This was amply demonstrated by how the dance floor suddenly filled up as soon as you started a set and you have definitely got a whole new set of fans.  The bridesmaids were very happy with the way you included their requests in the mini-disc sessions and have asked me to pass on their thanks.  We really enjoyed our first dance to your rendition of “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” – a very special moment for us.”

“Thanks for a very professional approach and helping things to go smoothly when our timings got a bit out – we never felt we had to worry – and you made sure everyone knew what was happening with your announcements.  Finally, as I commented to the band at the end, it was great to have a group where the members really seemed to be enjoying themselves.  We look forward to dancing to your music again as I am sure several of our friends will book you for events in the future.”

Mark and Nell Hughes – wedding reception (Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury)


“I wanted to e-mail you to say THANK-YOU!!!!!!! so much for all you did for Rich and I on our wedding day, it was absolutely fantastic.  I have had so many wonderful letters from guests and the wedding saying how much they enjoyed it and how great the band was!  It was just a shame we had to leave before the party ended!  Thank you again, you were all brilliant and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending you all to anyone, it was the best day of our lives.”

Claire and Rich Harris – wedding reception (Bognor Regis, West Sussex)


“We just wanted to say a really big thank you again for coming to our wedding on Saturday and giving an absolutely fantastic performance.  You made our evening, our guests thought you were brilliant and just about no-one left until you had finished playing!”

“We must also thank you for taking the time to learn ‘Hava Nagila’ as well, it was brilliant and very much appreciated.  We will most definitely be recommending you to anyone who asks – and many of our guests have already asked for your contact details. Thanks once again for helping to make it a wonderful and memorable day for us.”

Nina and Jonathan Jervis – wedding reception (Portlands Park Hotel, Great Baddow, Chelmsford)


“We would just like to write to let you know how much we appreciated you playing at our wedding on 8th January. You were absolutely outstanding. We loved all the songs that you played and the way that you got all of the guests up and enjoying themselves. Your enthusiasm made sure that everyone had a brilliant night – especially us!  Most of the guests that we have had the opportunity to speak to have confirmed our view that Shine ‘made’ our evening reception – we have received so many compliments on your behalf. I hope that we are able to recommend you in the future as we would be pleased to and would have no hesitation whatsoever. If you ever need us to give you a reference, or speak to prospective clients, do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you so much again.”

Kate and Scott Wiseman – wedding reception (Cavalry & Guards Club, Piccadilly, London)

“We’re back from our holiday (known by the more romantic among us as a honeymoon ) and I just wanted to say a really big thank you for your performance on the 9th – we were delighted that the ‘party’ got underway immediately you started playing and lots of people have said that they’d like to book you for other events – including a friends 40th (although Jonathan swears he’s been 40 before! ) – we’re sorry that you got off to a late start but we were all too busy drinking to get on with the speeches – and also thank you for letting James play our special song. We’ll look forward to bumping into you again – hopefully at someone elses party where we can dance the night away.”

Anne Springall – wedding reception


“Thank you so much for making our wedding reception rock! We had such a brilliant time and all our guests kept saying how brilliant you were. We really can’t thank you enough. Any time you need a rave review reference, just let us know! Could you send us your gig list? Would be great to see you all in action again.”

James and Katey Mackensie – wedding reception


“We just wanted to thank you all once again for rounding off what was a wonderful day. We have been inundated with family and friends congratulating us on the perfect party, of which of course you, along with ourselves, were the stars. Even those too `cool’ to get up and dance have said how great your performance was. Thanks again.”

John and Maria Adams – wedding reception


“It’s coming up to two months since our great day and I thought I’d drop you a quick note to thank you for helping make our day so fabulous. When we first heard Shine at the Secret Drifter’s Ball earlier this year you made a great impression on us and we really enjoyed the way you played and got everyone dancing. This is exactly what we wanted for the evening of our wedding and we were not disappointed, in fact you surpassed yourselves! Many of our guests commented on how well you played and interpreted the varied mix of music we had requested. This was amply demonstrated by how the dance floor suddenly filled up as soon as you started a set and you have definitely got a whole new set of fans. The bridesmaids were very happy with the way you included their requests in the mini-disc sessions and have asked me to pass on their thanks. We really enjoyed our first dance to your rendition of “Can’t take my eyes off of you” – a very special moment for us. Thanks for a very professional approach and helping things to go smoothly when our timings got a bit out – we never felt we had to worry – and you made sure everyone knew what was happening with your announcements. Finally, as I commented to the band at the end, it was great to have a group where the members really seemed to be enjoying themselves. We look forward to dancing to your music again as I am sure several of our friends will book you for events in the future. All the best and good luck.”

Mark and Nell Hughes – wedding reception


“We just wanted to say a really big thank-you again for coming to our wedding on Saturday and giving an absolutely fantastic performance. You made our evening, our guests thought you were brilliant and just about no-one left until you had finished playing! We must also thank you for taking the trouble to learn ‘Hava Nagila’ as well, it was brilliant and very much appreciated. We will most definitely be recommending you to anyone who asks – and many of our guests have already asked for your contact details. Thanks once again for helping to make it a wonderful and memorable day for us.”

Nina and Jonathan – wedding reception


“Just thought I’d drop you a line to say a BIG THANK YOU to Shine for your performance at our Wedding on the 7th May at Ponsbourne Park. You were (and are) superb and it was a so nice to hear so many of our friends and family comment on how good you were and what an excellent choice me made. We would not hesitate to mention Shine in recommendation for a party!!. I hope you get to play the Chilli’s and U2 at many more Wedding functions in the future – it went down really well and the dance floor was rocking all night long! I hope you had as much fun as we did, and it has been a pleasure to meet you all and look forward to seeing you play again!!”

Rob and Heather Baker – wedding reception


“I wanted to e-mail you to say THANK YOU!!!!!! so much for all you did for Rich and I on our Wedding day, it was absolutely fantastic. I have had so many wonderful letters from guests and the wedding saying how much they enjoyed it and how great the band was! It was just a shame we had to leave before the party ended! Thank you again you were all brilliant and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending you all to anyone, it was the best day of our lives.”

Claire and Rich Harris – wedding reception


“Just wanted to say a belated thanks to Shine for a fantastic performance at our wedding. Both ourselves & our guests thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment and the dance floor was packed all evening. You have been widely praised since the event. I’ve been recommending your services to others, but it appears you are quite booked up!”

Claire and Russell Peplow – wedding reception


“I just wanted to say a massive (very belated!) thanks to you and the rest of Shine for making the evening of our wedding absolutely amazing. Al and I had such a great time and as usual you guys were great and got everyone going. You have had so many compliments from so many guests – word even got round the village and I have passed your details on to somebody already!”

Esther and Al – wedding reception


“I just wanted to drop you a line to say a big thank you for playing at our wedding party. Everyone enjoyed themselves and we’ve had loads of people tell us how wonderful they thought you were. It was great to see our family and friends really let their hair down by dancing to great live music. You were beyond our expectations! Once again, many, many thanks and best wishes for the future.”

Julie and Richard Bradshaw – wedding reception


“Just to thank you and the rest of the band for an awesome performance at our wedding last night. The whole thing was excellent and a perfect finale too. You played your part in a unique and memorable day for us both. Thanks again and all the best for the future.”

Jon and Katerina Wells – wedding reception


“Just to say thank you so very much for being totally fabulous at our wedding. You were all tremendous and really kept everyone up on their feet. We had a brilliant day and everyone thought Shine were great. Thanks once again.”

Fiona and Ritz – wedding reception


“We didn’t really get chance to speak to you on Saturday so I just wanted to drop you a quick email to thank you and the band for Saturday. It rounded off what was a perfect day for us, and we really thought you were the icing on the cake. Everyone we have spoken to since the wedding has said what a great band you are, and to have everyone up and dancing after a fairly long day with massive grins on their faces was excellent.”

Kirsty and Christian – wedding reception


“Adam and I are now back from honeymoon, back to work and back to reality! We just wanted to say a big thank-you to Shine for your part in making our Wedding day perfect. We had a fantastic day and you were absolutely great. So many of our friends and family commented on how good you were… we thought some of the ‘older guests’ might disappear home once the music started but there was no stopping them from showing off their moves on the dance floor!! If you ever want a recommendation for your website etc- we’d be more than happy to provide one…”

Jackie and Adam – wedding reception


“We just wanted to drop you a line to thank you so so much for playing at our wedding last Sat You guys were so so fab and everyone was saying how good you were. I know that we had heard you play before but you blew us away on Sat had everyone up and dancing and everyone really enjoyed themselves! Pls do mail us if you ever play local again as wld love 2 c u x will also definitely recommend to anyone that is asking for a band! take care and tq again xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.”

Steve and louise – wedding reception


A quick note to thank you and your colleagues for a fantastic contribution to our wedding day. All of our friends and family commented on the band, and even without their comments, we knew you had hit the right note (pun intended…) as everyone was on the dance floor until the moment we left. It was just great to see all our friends having such a fun time dancing to really good music. Thank you.”

Suzanne and Carlos – wedding reception


Just want to say a huge Thank you to you and the rest of the band. You were all fantastic on Saturday night, and the selection of songs was perfect. You successfully got everyone up dancing…which isn’t always easy! and we received numerous compliments about your performance.”


Just a quick email to thank you so much for your brilliant performance with Shine at our party last Saturday. We were thrilled with all you played and the whole impact the band made. I think you will know by how full the dance floor was that you chose exactly the right music, but thank you letters we’ve had since from friends have raved about you! Thank you for helping to make our party a success.”

Elise and Mark Trevor – wedding reception


“We just wanted to say a huge thank you for playing for us at our wedding. From day one, when we came to see you play in London, we knew we wanted to have you as our wedding band, as you made lots of the other bands we saw look amateurish, compared to your relaxed, professional yet fun style. It is clear that you all love what you do, and that comes across in your music. You were absolutely fantastic on the day, you sounded amazing and delivered on every single song. You played a great mix of music, all based on our requests, and even the music in between sets was just right. So many of our guests said how fabulous you were, and we have passed on your details to several of them! You made our evening reception perfect, and we are so pleased that we chose you.”

“I believe Stuart told you on the night that he would book you for our next event… we don’t plan on getting married again any time soon (!!) but we do hope to think of an event soon so we can book you again!”

Mel and Stuart Rennison – wedding reception


“WOW! is not enough. Thank you so so much for entertaining us all at our daughter Jessica and Dames wedding on the 20th April. We have had endless calls from all our guests saying what a fabulous band you are, what a great round up for the magical day please pass on our thanks to all the band members, you will be highly recommended.”

Andy and Claire – wedding reception