"Just a quick thank you note to you and all of the band for helping make our day extra special. You were all fantastic! Thanks again."
Michelle & Martyn, Wedding at Beamish Hall
"We would like to thank you for the amazing set you played at our wedding at Slaley Hall! It was amazing - especially our First Dance. Perfect!"
Claire and Simon
"Thank you (and your band) for the fantastic music at our wedding. Most of our guests commented on how good the music was and what a fantastic voice the singer had."
Jenny and Chris, Wedding at Jesmond Dene House
"I just wanted to thank you all for the magnificent music you provided for my daughter's wedding. You exceeded all expectations and the music was enjoyed by everyone. We would have no hesitation in recommending you to others. Many thanks for an amazing night's entertainment. Happy New Year!"
Mrs Rosby, Jenny and Alex's Wedding at Langley Castle
"It was nice to meet you on Friday night and it was a pleasure to deal with you. Thank you for all your help prior to the event, I really appreciated it. Thank you to you and your band for a brilliant performance, everyone has commented on how excellent you all were and they really enjoyed the music. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you."
Jackie Barrion, Persimmon Homes Corporate Event, Ramside Hall
"At our daughter's wedding reception recently at Naworth Castle, near Brampton, the Paul James Band was excellent. We were confident in their professionalism and in their ability to provide exactly the right music for each moment. All members of the band are very friendly and Paul ensures that all the arrangements are made correctly and with the minimum of fuss. I would not hesitate to recommend them for any function."
KN of Cumbria, Naworth Castle
"Just a note to say manythanks for coming to play at Simonstone Hall for our wedding! We both had a wonderful day and are somewhat dissappointed that it is now all over! We had many excellent reports about yourselves and we are in complete agreement! Also thanks once again for allowing me to sing,I have received wonderful praise and kind comments and we are looking forward to seeing the video footage. I hope you all enjoyed your evening as much as we did."
Ruth & Steven, Simonstone Hall
"We would just like to say a HUGE thank you to the band for making our wedding day at Linden Hall in August 2007, extra special! We are so pleased we decided to have the sax and piano playing during our wedding breakfast and our guests did comment that they found the entertainment most enjoyable. Thank you again!"
Lisa and Marc McClarence, Wedding at Linden Hall
"I was extremely impressed with the performance of your band. This was the first ever awards celebration that my organisation has had in almost 20 years of establishment– and was therefore extremely important. I cannot emphasise enough how critical it was that every aspect ran smoothly!! From the start I found you, Paul, very easy to work with – you are a consummate professional. Indeed, I could say that for all band members who I found to be really nice, happy people to be around on the evening. Before the event you really helped by being flexible with the set and what services the band could provide. I was delighted when you said you could supply a piano player for my drinks reception and I know my guests commented on that being a really nice touch. In terms of the performance itself I felt having a live band would add a touch of class to the event. It definitely did and I could not have hoped for a better band – absolutely flawless playing, great vocals and a perfect choice of songs for the evening. Again, thank you so much and I would not hesitate to recommend you to others."
Katie Symes, EAGA plc, Marriott Gosforth Park
"We wish to express our most sincere thanks to you all for the fabulous performance at our wedding at Naworth Castle on the 15th. You exceeded our expectations as we honestly could not have imagined anything more perfect. So many of our guests wanted to share their pleasure and delight in your music and talent, we were also pleased that the guests were given the best time at our wedding. The atmosphere was incredible thanks to yourselves and created the perfect finale to our perfect day, the 'icing on the cake'!! We would strongly recommend you to anyone as we thought that quality of your talent and music and your reliability was second to none. Many thanks."
Rodney and Anna Brady, Naworth Castle
"Thanks for the wedding entertainment. Everyone said that the Band and DJ were really good and that they have never seen a dance floor so packed all night."
Lindsay & David, Wedding at Morritt Arms
"We both felt that the band was fantastic and really enjoyed every moment of you guys being there. What we really liked was that you felt part of the day and not just "a band" doing a job. You were all brilliant!!!! We would certainly recommend you to anyone we know as your range of music is excellent and the music is soooo good. Thanks once again."
Louise and Steven Adey Wedding at Beamish Hall
"I have had some brilliant feedback... Thank you so much, you guys were just fab!"
Lesley Middlemiss Lister, Tyne Tees Models 'Miss Newcastle Charity Event', Marriott Gosforth Park
"We just wanted to say a huge thank you for performing at our wedding on 22nd June. You were absolutely amazing and really made the reception so special. I can't believe how many people danced all night! Thank you again!"
Jen & Leon, Wedding at Judges
"Thank you very much for Saturday night, I thought the evening was a huge success, which was in no small measure due your band's performance. I think your variety in style certainly appeals to all. Many thanks."
Lesley Silcock, Chair Friends of Durham School, Durham School Ball
"Thank you so much. It has been great to find a band that is flexible and willing to suit the individual needs of the client."
Sarah Lockhart, Horton Grange
"We just wanted to a say a very big thankyou for last Monday - everyone has commented on how good you were and what an amazing singer the singer was. I have spoken to toast mistress (Claire Flint) at Longhirst and she was very impressed with you and has taken contact details to hand around. Thanks again. Take Care."
Vicky and Paul, Wedding at Lonhirst Hall
"Thank you for playing at our wedding. It was a fantastic evening. We had a brilliant wedding so thank you for being part of it. Best wishes."
Alice and Chris Pattison, Budle Hall
"I just thought I would drop you a line to let you know how much we enjoyed your bands performance at our wedding last month. Every person bar none has made a point of saying how good the band were, and Debs and I couldn't have been more pleased with your version of 'I was made for lovin you'................. it was one of the highlights of our wedding day! The dance floor was packed from the first to last song, which is testament to how much people enjoyed the evening. No doubt this made it much more enjoyable for your guys?! It wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if you are booked by our friends for their wedding at Close House in 2010!! Kind regards & thanks again."
Tom & Debs x, Slaley Hall
"We just wanted to say how excellent we thought your band were. I particularly enjoyed 'Get the party started'! We have had so many people comment on how much they enjoyed it."
Charlotte & Catherine, Dissington Hall
"Thanks very much for the music you and your band provided for Lorna and Dale's wedding on 20th Sept at Close House. There were many favorable comments about the expert, professional playing and singing and the whole event just seemed to go so smoothly. We'll certainly recommend you to others. Thanks once again"
Best regards, Howard
"Dear Paul & Band, Thank you for entertaining us and our guests so excellently on our special day, Best Wishes, Gillian & Davey"
"Just a brief note to say how pleased we were with the band. We had a superb wedding and you guys really made the evening reception very special. We have had a lot of positive feedback from guests and we also very much enjoyed our first dance (having previously been a little nervous of the whole thing). Please pass on our sincere thanks to the band members and in particular to the piano player who performed very well indeed and created a very pleasant atmosphere over the course of the afternoon drinks. We would not hesitate to recommend the band to friends and wish you all the best for the future."
Richard & Catherine, wedding at Durham Castle
"Dear Paul, Just a quick note to say a huge thanks to you and your band on Saturday night - and thanks for helping me through my two songs - AInt hat a kick in the Head and The Way you Look Tonight. You all made our wedding so much more special and I wont hesitate for a second to recommend you to our friends. Once again thank you! Kindest regards, Keith"
"Thank you so much for your part on Saturday. You were absolutely fantastic. We had such a lovely time, just wanted to pass on our thanks."
Caroline & Paul, wedding at Redworth Hall
"Thankyou so much for your contribution to the wedding on 15th November 08. I would like to say of everyone involved in our wedding from the photographer to the florist you were absolutley the best people to work with. You were professional and friendly from the start and absolutely lived up to your name and all our expectations. We would recommend you without any hesitation and wish we had another event we could use you for ourselves! The DJ volume was also perfect which meant a perfect balance of dancing and chatting. Thank you so much once again."
Caroline & Paul, Redworth Hall
"Just a quick email to thank you and the band for the entertainment you provided on the 28th Dec. We really enjoyed it and we've both had several people compliment your music. We'll certainly be recommending you to others. Thanks, Phil and Sarah"
Wedding, Royal Derwent
"Well Paul, what can I say? You and the band gave a fantastic performance at our daughter's wedding on Saturday. We thoroughly enjoyed dancing the night away (if only my feet had held up!) and everyone commented on how great you were. Helen and Simon enjoyed every minute of your performance; you really made the night! We can't praise you enough and will have no hesitation in recommending you to friends and colleagues. I hope you had a lovely Christmas and wish you and the band a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. Looking forward to seeing you again in the future."
Very best wishes, Sylvia Neave, Wynyard Hall
"Hi Paul hope you are well, the Lord Mayor's department were delighted with the band & the rat pack singer, they have had feedback from attendees who thought the band were great and the atmosphere was electric! Could we please book you again for next year?"
Trish Lockey, Lord Mayor's Ball, Newcastle Civic Centre
"I just wanted to extend my sincere thanks to all of you for making our night so enjoyable. Not only are you all wonderful musicians, but you have been such lovely people to work with and I greatly appreciate your being able to perform for us last night! It really makes such a difference having live music to dance to as I am sure you could tell! I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and I will be in touch in the New Year with regards to our May Ball."
Megan McCance, Newcastle University Latin and Ballroom Society Ball
"Just wanted to say a massive thankyou for the fantastic job you did for us before we disappear on honeymoon. We will be sure to recommend you to our friends in the north-east."
Al & Cath, Wynyard Hall
"Thank you so much for performing for us. I thought you were all great and so did many of our guests. We will certainly be contacting you again next year for our 4th Think Pink Ball."
Diane Charlton, Spaceworks, Think Pink Ball at Gateshead Marriott
"I just wanted to thank you and the "Paul James Band" for contributing to such a successful surprise Birthday party for my Dad, he was overwhelmed. The evening was a tremendous success and the Band blended in wonderfully. Their music was just perfect for the evening. Please pass on my thanks to Paul, the singer and the keyboard player. If you ever need a recommendation from me I am happy to provide it; if they lived near me in London I would pass on their details immediately to all my friends and colleagues."
Thanks again Carole Johnson. Seaburn Marriott
"Andrew and I are back from honeymoon [somewhat reluctantly!] and settling back in, so just wanted to drop a note to say a huge thank you to you and the band for a fantastic evening's entertainment at our wedding. You guys were fantastic, and we've had many people say that the music was excellent. I've never seen my Dad up dancing that much! The Scottish ceilidh numbers you played were great - it went down so well I had to give up dancing because my dress was getting trodden on the dance-floor was so packed! Also a special thank-you for playing my favourite song twice after I missed it the first time [my niece and flower girl wouldn't go to sleep without a kiss good night from me and Andrew so we were upstairs!], by my horrendous display of dancing I'm sure you could tell I was enjoying it. All in all, a fantastic night and thank-you so much for all your help and flexibility in the run up to the wedding. Please pass on our thanks to the rest of the band too."
Best wishes, Louise and Andrew, Merewood House, Windermere
"Thank you very much for Saturday night, I thought the evening was a huge success, which was in no small measure due your band's performance; I think your variety in style certainly appeals to all. I have also been in touch with other people from the High School 125year Ball committee and they were very keen when I mentioned that I had spoken to you about performing at the High School Ball in May 2009."
Lesley Silcock, Chair Friends of Durham School
"Hope you are well? Sorry we haven't been able to get back to you earlier, but been having a lovely break in Santorini and Paris so back to work with a shock now!! We both just wanted to say a massive thank you for making our evening so special. The band was of such a high standard, we had a huge number of people say how much they enjoyed your sets. The 'Love Train' was one of the highlights of our night, especially seeing your keyboard player dancing at the end of the line which was brilliant to see! We would recommend you unreservedly to anyone who is looking for a really top class band to entertain them at any occasion. You managed to get all the guests up dancing with your fantastic selection of songs, and helped create such a happy and memorable occasion for us both. Thank you for everything and I do hope that we can hire you again, or at the very least hear you play again, in the near future."
Best wishes, Dan and Sarah, Headlam Hall
"Thank you so much for the excellent performance by The Paul Bames Band on 29th November 08 at St James Park. It was a fantastic night and the DJ you provided was excellent too - we had a wonderful time."
Lisa & Tony
"Just wanted to say thank you so much to all of the band members for the music you played at our reception. I have to say that you excelled what we were imagining and everyone who came to the wedding commented on how good you all were. You made the day just perfect and we both want to thank you very much for everything. We will definetly recommending you to others. Many thanks, Lindsay and Peter Jackson"
Wedding at Langley Castle
"Dear Paul, Just a quick note to say thank you to the band for providing us with live music at our staff social event last night at the Quayside Exchange. Everyone has commented on how fantastic the band sounded and how professional you guys were. People from other parties were trying to get in to listen to you. I can definitely recommend you and will be in touch to add a few more dates to your diary."
A McNally (Director of Performing Arts) Castle View Academy
"Just a quick note from Lynn and I to say thanks for last Friday. Both the band and your DJ were fantastic and everyone there had a great night. Thanks again!"
Barry & Lynn, Wedding at Longhirst Hall
"I would just like to send my sincere thanks to the band for such a fantastic time at our daughter's wedding at Headlam Hall. The music was great, and very, very professional. You helped to make the evening an unforgettable experience, and to make Sarah and Daniel's day perfect. Thankyou!"
(Mrs) Kathy Gillespie (Sarah & Daniel)
"Your band played beautifully and your singer has a lovely voice. Thanks for a great night!' Anton du Beke, 'Strictly Come Dancing"
Newcastle Civic Centre
"A smooth, five-piece function band, The Paul James Band include a very talented and eye-catching female vocalist."
The Stage, UK Entertainment Industry Newspaper