Booking a Band off the Internet. You must be nuts! How do you know if they are going to be any good?
In the first instance, I guess all you can do is listen to what other people who have booked us have said.
Below are some of the comments from emails we have received.
We get the majority of our gigs through recommendation and through people seeing us play.
We just wanted to drop you a line to say a big thanks to you and the other guys for a fantastic evening's entertainment at our wedding on May 5th - we have had a lot of comments from our guests on how great the band were and the dancefloor was certainly full all night ! Thanks once again for your contribution to such a memorable event and we will definitely recommend you in future.
Tim and Julia
Mike and Guys - Aka 'The Skinny Dippers' I have to email you to let you know how fantastic you made my 30th birthday, you were amazing and entertained everyone spectacularly. Matty and myself have received nothing but praise for you. The main phrase from everyone is 'The band were AWESOME Thank you for making my birthday so memorable and also providing props which everyone seemed to love.
Thank you so much to you all.
Love from Lynsey
Just a little note to say a massive thankyou to you all for a fantastic night last Saturday (21st) - the music was superb and everyone commented on how amazing the band were. We will definitely be passing your name around for future bookings (although looking at your booking list, you seem pretty busy!!).
Thanks once again,
Katie and John
Thank you all for a smashing evening, everyone commented on what a great time they had. In November us past parents are thinking of hiring the hall for our own reunion/fundraiser. Are you free sat 18th Nov? Thank you again to the whole band
- St Joesphs School, Portishead
I just wanted to write a note to say thank you for playing at my wedding (July 14th), you guys were amazing, and I received lots of compliments on choosing such a great band. Thanks also for letting me and my friends pretend to be the backing singers! Such a great night.
Hi Guys, just wanted to say a big thanks to you all, now the dust has settled after our wedding at Clearwell Castle!
Everyone loved the band as I knew they would and you really did help make our day perfect. I would recommend you to anyone
Anyway thanks again With love from Jo & Neil
Mike you ROCK!!!
lots of love, Jo & Nel
Just to say a big thank you for last Saturday night, everyone really enjoyed themselves and said the band were brilliant!
Will hopefully have a few more parties next year!
Thanks once again
Just dropping you a line to say thanks for the excellent performance you and the band did at our wedding.
We had a brilliant day and everyone has commented on how good the music, and the subsequent atmosphere it created was. You and the guys even managed to get a few people that I have never seen or heard of dancing; up out of their chairs and boogieing away!
We will, and have recommended you to other people and the general feeling from our all friends and family was that you all made a big contribution to a great evening.
Cheers Paul & Gemma
Andrew and I got back from our honeymoon last week and I just wanted to say thank you so much for playing at our wedding — you were BRILLIANT!! So many of our guests have said how great they thought you all were and you really got the party going! Several of my friends have asked me for your details (I think you may have already had an enquiry from my friend Mel, who is getting married in Cornwall next May).
Thank you so much — you really made our day!
Hi Paul - I just want to send a HUGE THANK YOU to you and the band for the fantastic evening you gave us on Saturday at Priston Mill.
The music was "spot on" - just what we wanted - and you had the whole room rocking. After a memorable day, you certainly made it a night to remember!! I know Molly and Neil were thrillled that the dancefloor was full all evening.
Many thanks again. Yvonne
Guys - Thanks for letting me join you on stage. It meant a lot to be able to perform at my nieces wedding. I'm back in Germany now continuing the European leg of the tour. Good luck and may the road always rise to meet you -
Chris de Burgh
Dear Paul & The Skinny Dippers,
Phil and I wanted to email to thank you for the fantastic performance you put on at our wedding (03 Sept 2011). You were fantastic and we have had so many compliments relating to you, thank you for helping to make the day so perfect for us, and also for letting our vey intoxicated best man join the band for a song at the end!
If we ever hold another party or have any reason to hire a band you will most definitely be at the top of our list,
Jen & Phil
I just wanted to drop you a line to say a big thank you to you and the other guys in the "Skinny Dippers" for a fantastic evening's entertainment at our Evening of Celebration & Fund-raising on 13th April - I have had a lot of compliments about how awesome the evening was and how great the band were, so Thank You so so much for your contribution to such a memorable event. The total raised so far for my chosen charities is £4387.68 and with the sponsorship from the Bristol 10k it looks like we may hit the £5000 mark, and well I couldn't of done it without you so thank you once again and I'll definitely recommend you in the future to anyone wanting great entertainment.
Kind Regards, Keep Rocking
We just wanted to say a massive thank you to "The Skinny Dipper" for playing at our wedding, Your band was the perfect end to our day.
All our guests enjoyed you playing, it was a big talking point at breakfast the next morning and the other guest we have seen since have all commented how good your are.
There couldn't of been many people who didn't get up and dance. (there were a few who didn't sit down!!) If we ever need a band in the future we would love to book you again, However looking at your website we would need to book early!
Good luck with all your future gigs
Susan and Adam
Just thought I would drop you a short note to thank you and your wonderful band for a superb night on Sunday. Everyone I have spoken to at our Club since have been raving about your band and this is richly deserved. I have never known a band cover so much musical ground – how do you go from Barry White to AC/DC to the Killers in a matter of minutes and carry it off so brilliantly?
Hopefully, you’ll come back and play for us again in the near future – I don’t think I’ll have any problem filling the room!
Thank you skinny dippers for a making our Birthday one to remember,we both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves immensely ,along with our party guests. I haven't received one negative remark only positive praise,we'll done.
The vast array of music styles appealed to everyone present and certainly made the party flow.
We both will share a great memory of our joint party and hope to see you again.
Thanks guys ...we both Proclaim that we were gutted the party had to end ...Rock on
The Twins. Steve and Andy
Just wanted to say a massive Thankyou again for playing at our wedding, you were fantastic! Everyone said how much they enjoyed the band!
Gemma and Mark
Just like to say a huge thankyou to you and the band for last night, we had an amazing time all night with you and your music was excellent.
We would like to say a huge thank you as well for learning the first dance song it meant a lot to us that you did that as well.
We have had loads of wonderful comments today and yesterday from family and friends about yourselves.
Hopefully we will find something we can celebrate in the future and if we can we will be giving you a call again.
Please pass on our thanks to all the band members you really did make our night complete.
Thank You So Much
Robert & Kirsty
I just want to say thank you to you and the rest of the Skinny Dippers for playing at our wedding on 6 July 2013 at Priston Mill. You were fantastic and made the evening come alive. All our friends and family enjoyed the music that you played so thank you for contributing to making our wedding such an amazing day.
If we ever have a big party in the future we will be sure to get in contact.
Thank you again
Sophie and Kevin
Very belated thanks to you and all the band for providing us with such fantastic music at our family celebration in September.
With such a wide age range of 18 up to 80+, you entertained us all brilliantly – this was proven with so many of the 18 year olds
who never left the dance floor.
We received some wonderful comments from family and friends about the whole evening – and can only thank you for your input.
With kind regards –
Nik & Louise
Thank you so much for last night. I don't see how it could possibly have been any better, you guys were brilliant and thanks for your help with the planning. It's always a good sign when the dance floor is packed and we've had so many positive comments from our guests.
I just wanted to drop you and the band a line to say thank you ever so much for playing at our party last weekend. I've had so many comments from people saying you guys were absolutely superb! It was a truly great night which you really helped make very special and we couldn't have wished to have booked a better band :)
I see you left some business cards up there and I know the bar manager is very happy to recommend you again so I hope you get some repeat business out of it!
Wow what an amazing night we all had (22.08.15 for our wedding) I just wanted to say a massive thank you the music was amazing didn't want to sit down.
Everyone has complimented how amazing you were, they all loved the song choice they didnt want it to end.
I loved it when everyone jumped on the floor for the old sckool classic was amazing.
Truly amazing night loved the music didn't want it to end. Myself and Dexter received nothing but praise for you.
Will definitely recommend you to everyone.
Cant wait to see you guys again, I will definitely be making a request to have you guys back at the sandringham again.
Massive Massive Massive thank you to you all, made the evening outstanding.
Mr & Mrs Norley.
Just a quick note to say a huge thank you for being the band for our wedding day on Saturday! You were fantastic and our guests have given us great comments about the music and the friendly bamd.
Thank you again for all of your help!
Claire and Ryan x
Just wanted to say again thank you so much for playing at our wedding last Saturday, you were fantastic. We have had so many guests say how great you made the night!
Hopefully we'll get to see you again.
Laura and Ian
Dear The Skinny Dippers,
I just wanted to express my thanks for entertaining us all on Saturday night (28/5). I had a wonderful time and, from the many comments I have received from my friends and family, so did everybody else. Compliments even came from friends who have many years’ experience of playing in bands themselves and I even had a few people say that, if they were considering a large event, they would know exactly where to come to get their entertainment.
Thank you so much! You did an absolutely fantastic job which was worth every penny! (I trust my husband did the honours with the payment.)
Just want to say a massive thank you for last night. You were all brilliant! So many compliments from everyone about the music. My dad loved every minute of it.
Thank you all very much
I have had so many positive comments about last night and in particular the band so thank you all very much. We are still totaling up amounts but it's looking as if we raised around £600 possibly a bit more which is a fantastic amount and will go direct to The Orchard Vale Trust along with our other fundraising efforts. I was so pleased that we had two of the residents join us and such enthusiastic dancers! .When I was selling tickets it was so nice to know that I could genuinely say what a fab band you are and that people wouldn't be disappointed.
Thank you all again, you're all stars!