"Just a quick email to say thanks for playing at our wedding on 7th April. The band were great and the lead singers voice incredible. Many people have spoken about the tunes and I have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone in need of a band in the future."
- James Kurh and Kamala Vaughan (7/4/12)
"Urban Blue created the absolute perfect atmosphere for the event - lively enough but not intrusive and I'd like to thank the musicians involved for being so flexible and versatile on the night itself - they were a joy to work with!"
- Susan Greenwood (29/1/12)
"The evening was a great success and the band played a huge part in that."
- Louise Wolstenholme - RBS (8/12/11)
"Just a quick and somewhat belated note to thank Urban Blue for playing such a great part in our wedding day. Many of our guests commented on how good the band was – thank you!
Thank you again, if we ever need a band again you will certainly be at the top of our list! "
- Wendy Harrison - Haddenham (7/12/11)
"We just wanted to say a big 'thank you' to all of the band for playing at our wedding at Bix Manor on 21st August.
We thought the quality of both the vocals and the instruments was stunning - and our guests all agreed. The tone of the music was paced perfectly, keeping things swinging throughout the evening and everyone from age 8 to 80 had a go on the dance floor! We also really appreciated your professional approach and your flexibility in playing both indoors and outdoors across sets, which was just as we had hoped for.
Thanks again for helping to make the day a really memorable and special occasion. "
- Kate & Andy Broom - Henley (21/8/11)
"A quick email while we are in an internet cafe on honeymoon! Urban Blue were totally amazing. A lot of our friends are in bands, and they were all very impressed. You made a wonderful day even better. Thank you so much for all your hard work, enthusiasm and talent.
And thank you Peter for organising everything and putting with my "bridezilla" moments! Wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to others. Thanks once again! "
- Lisa & Jonny Clark - Richmond (1/7/11)
"Thanks so much for providing the jazz music for our wedding reception, you hit the mood perfectly. We had a lovely day and Urban Blue were a big part of that.
All the best to you and the musicians involved. "
- Carol & Darren Garrison - St Albans (28/5/11)
"Chris and I are in LA at the moment, thank you so, so much for the band, they were just incredible, and your vocalist - amazing! We had a fabulous day and even better evening and the band just made it perfect, we got so many compliments and positive comments, which I'm sure you hear about all the time and so I reckon get a bit boring for you ;) But they were just so good, we thank you so much!"
- Laura Ellis - Westerham (28/8/10)
"We had such a brilliant time last night and the band completely hit the spot - the only sadness was having to bring it all to an end! They handled the mood brilliantly moving from the trio during drinks to the dinner set and then getting us up on the dance floor. A lovely team and fantastic music - several guests went away with the name. When we party again you will be the people we call."
- Penny & Raj Parker - SW18 (18/9/10)
"Just want to say a big thank you for last night, the guys went down an absolute storm and it was a pleasure working with them.
Hopefully this will be the start of more to come!"
- Helen Smith, Production Designer - V&A (8/7/09)
"Just wanted to thank the band for making our party so successful yesterday - they were fabulous, not just a band but extremely talented musicians. Everyone thought they were amazing and we can't stop talking about them! Your female vocalist was beautiful; the choice of music was perfect all day. Thank you so much"
- Sue Butcher - Cholsey (27/6/09)
"Your band was recommended by a friend of mine who's a professional musician and rated Urban Blue extremely highly. He definitely wasn't wrong! You performed and awesome set which had everyone dancing from the first to last beat. We also really appreciated the fact that due to the late running speeches and live music restrictions, you quite happily played a straight 2 hour set without a break. We received a huge amount of praise about how good you were from our guests, and I wouldn't be at all surprised to see you playing again at one of our friend's weddings or parties."
- Andy & Annie - Hove (17/04/2010)
"Urban Blue has played my Father's 50th and my 21st – on both occasions have been absolutely fantastic. The band got everybody up dancing and played a wide variety of music. The band were very professional yet relaxed, and contributed to the success of both evenings. We will no doubt being booking Urban Blue again in the future and would highly recommend them for any party or celebration. Thank you!"
- Isabel Chapman - Banbury (11/7/09 & 3/7/10)
"I would like to thank Jamie and the rest of the band for the fantastic job they did at our wedding on 19 June. Everyone had a wonderful time and we could not have asked for more. Thank you Peter for your help in making it all happen."
- Louise Stoker - Sarratt (19/6/10)
"Urban Blue played at my wedding on 26th July at Sundridge Park in Bromley and I'd just like to thank the band for being so fantastic. Everyone said how great they were, they really created a fabulous mood and got everyone dancing and made the evening really special. They were brilliant - thanks so much!"
- Danielle Fynn - Sundridge Park (26/7/09)
"Urban Blue were to my mind perfect. I was the father of the bride and very interested in music. I did a lot of research and listened to a lot of bands on the internet. Many seemed only to play music from the 60s onwards, this band can play everything from the jazz standards to the classic pop and modern stuff. This very much suited the age range of people you get at a wedding. We had the full line up so there was a sax player as well so not just two/three guitars and drums and guys who could not either play or sing. This band performed to a very high musical standard and they had a singer who could really sing. The dance floor was always full, they started with a few numbers which had us older ones putting out with a few quicksteps and then they played the more groovy numbers. The dance floor was always full. The hotel had reserved a limited amount of room to dance but we asked for more so we had quite a bit area for dancing and we needed it. Our group was 75 adults and 15 children.
They were very easy to get hold of. Peter has email and a mobile phone, when he went away, Jamie dealt with any issues. We overran with the wedding breakfast so they were delayed in setting up, but they were not dismayed, they re-scheduled to fit our circumstances and set up very efficiently and quickly.
We never had any concerns - I was handling them and they were always flexible and helpful. Through Urban Blue we booked had a harpist as well. Like the band, the harpist was very personable and very well appreciated. Lots of people commented afterwards how much they had enjoyed them.
So in brief, I cannot recommend them too highly! Hope you have a wonderful day, like we did."
- John Edwards - Ritherwick (31/7/09)
"Dear Peter and the amazing Urban Blue band! What to say.. thank you. The music for our wedding was amazing, we were so chuffed. We loved all the songs, our family/friends all enjoyed it. It was really fantastic. Dave and I are so grateful. I think you will have lot more bookings from the Essex region!!
Thank you again, plus for all the help prior when my wedding nerves was getting to me. Please do say a big thank you to the musicians, they were brilliant."
- Libby and Dave Fowler - Great Dunmow (5/9/09)
"My wife Cat and I would like to thank you for such a wonderful performance at our wedding back in August at Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park. As a keen musician myself I wanted the band to be a focus for the evening and you certainly didn't disappoint, with a great set and a never empty dance floor. My only criticism is that you let Cat sing during Mustang Sally ;-)
Cat's father funded the majority of the wedding and at the end of the night he said he was absolutely blown away by the quality and thought it was worth every penny. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend you in the future."
- Steve & Cat Saunders - Richmond (19/8/10)
"Just a note to say a big thank you as we were really pleased with the music last night. We had excellent feedback from our guests."
- Sally Moore, Senior Account Manager, Broadgate - Merchant Taylors Hall (25/6/09)
"May I offer on behalf of my guests and myself a sincere thank you for the integral part Urban Blue played in a very successful evening on Saturday. The music was spot on and pitched at just the right level. Countless numbers of guests have asked how I managed to find such a high quality band: I will certainly recommend Urban Blue to friends and colleagues looking for a class act.
Once again, many thanks for making Saturday night what it was."
- James Laurence Williams, Lieutenant Royal Navy - HMS Belfast (21/11/09)
"I just wanted to pass on my thanks for crowning a perfect day for me and Alix. The music was outstanding and many people asked why we didn't scrap the DJ for the evening and have Urban Blue all day! FANTASTIC! Thank you so much. Steve & Alix July 4th 2009."
- Steven Capper - Aylesbury (4/7/09)
"Your band was fabulous and made the wedding that much more of a memory. Everyone loved how the band got everyone involved in singing and partying. Thanks for a great evening"
- Chris Dixon - Bramshott (1/8/09)
"Please pass on my thanks to the band they were all fantastic. The lead is singer was amazing, she really helped to get the party going. With everything going on I did not get to thank them properly at the end. I will be recommending them to everyone, my guest were all very impressed."
- Naby Shamlou - Notley Abbey (8/10/10)
"As a professional musician myself I wanted only the best live music at my wedding. I knew of Urban Blue's reputation and I wouldn't have booked anyone else. Each and every member of this band is at the top of their game, and they all bring their energy, enthusiasm and a sense of fun to their performance. Their professionalism, range and sheer spirit provided an amazing atmosphere, not forgetting the music, which was nothing short of superb."
- Nik and Rebecca Haley (31/8/08)
"Pip and I are back from our honeymoon and reflecting on what an amazing wedding day we had. The reception was just magnificent and your music was the crowning end to a perfect day. Your energy and presence had the dance floor filled from our first song until the last guest left. So many of our guests commented to Pip and I how great the music was and how they hadn't danced so much in years. Thank you so much for such a simply amazing night of music!"
- Ian and Pippa Norton (4/8/07)
"We had a fabulous day, thank you. And it was greatly enhanced by the superb music offered by your musicians. We have been meaning to drop you a line to say how good we thought they were and how much everybody enjoyed the music. The band seemed to react very well to the atmosphere in the room and adapted their music accordingly - it was truly one special evening!"
- Finola and Jackie Ryan (6/6/08)
"The band were absolutely fantastic! Please pass on our sincerest thanks for helping make our special day go so well. They were such a great bunch and knew exactly how to get, and keep, the party going. All of our guests thought they were amazing too!"
- Pauline and Steve Seward (16/6/08)
"Our thanks to the Urban Blue team. The did a terrific job; professional, talented and beautifully judged. A significant part in making our wedding such a good day."
- Nick and Clare Garland (14/6/08)
"Many thanks for your hard work and talent - your jazz quartet really added a touch of class to our event. Although it was "background music", many people commented how much they enjoyed it - I will definitely be in touch to book you for future events!"
- Margaret Harvey, Fox David Architects (11/2/05)
"Thank you for making my wedding a memorable day. The music was perfect and the voice was amazing. I've got to say you were truly great!!!"
- Jaz Bansi (19/6/06)
"Your beautiful version of "Somewhere over the Rainbow" as Clare walked down the aisle, made it the highlight of our day and something neither of us will ever forget. We loved the jazz background music as well as the dance music in the evening....it showed a very impressive range - I must also take this opportunity to apologise for my appalling dancing."
- Simon and Clare Brockman (23/10/04)
"I wish to thank you and your team most profoundly for the wonderful music you all played and sang. It was simply great and our guests were full of praise for you all."
- Moti B. Rambocus (29/7/06)
"Many thanks for providing a jazz band for our function - the musicians were highly professional and the music was wonderful."
- Judith Hart (8/10/05)
"Thanks so much for helping make New Years Eve "the Night of Nights" such a resounding success for our guests. Your performance on stage was very well received and added greatly to the success of the event. I hope you enjoyed the evening as much as we enjoyed having you perform."
- Claus Pederson, Manager, Intercontinental Hotel, Hong Kong. (31/12/08)
"You were really well received and very talented. Probably too good for our garden!"
- Catherine and Ian Glenday (10/7/06)