WEDDING, PARTY OR CORPORATE EVENT
"Not sure where to start really; behind the scenes they were very prompt and professional, very easy to deal with (no egos), polite and easy going. On stage, without question the best covers band I have ever seen and heard. I have worked as a musician, technician, promoter and stage manager for nearly 30 years. I have managed rehearsal rooms and worked and toured with many known and unknown artists, 100's if not 1,000's of acts so I know what I'm talking about when it comes to ability and performance.
In terms of how they sounded they are faultless, people came out of a venue local to the outdoor stage convinced that the live music must have finished and we were playing a CD through the PA until they saw ‘Hussyband' playing the songs for real. Top musicians, great vocals, and really knew how to work the crowd. To explain the background a bit, Herne Bay is a relatively small seaside town which is used to having the usual party bands at these events. You know the ones; line up like the Committments and sing 'Mustang Sally' and 'Superstition' etc.
I took a chance this year with something more contemporary to make it more of a 'festival' and sent a list of songs to the band in advance which were much heavier; Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Wheatus, Killers, Kings Of Leon etc. I also threw in a couple of party tunes in case the family audience didn't like the heavy set. 'Hussyband' judged it perfectly, starting with a few party tunes from bands like Maroon 5 and Walk The Moon to get the crowd on side and dancing, then they subtly moved through The Police and The Jam to get to Ocean Colour scene leading into the more Indie then Rock anthems. To see a 60 year old woman behind me singing along to Teenage Dirtbag (because Rich asked all the females to sing the girls part on the record) followed by 3,000 people of all generations bouncing up and down to Smells Like Teen Spirit was vindication of the chance we took by asking for this kind of set, and also testiment to 'Hussyband' for the way the band pulled it off. Loads of great comments about the band since, and we are very, very happy. We finally woke up this sleepy town and gave them what they really wanted....even if they didn't know it until it hit them"
This is the second time we've used ‘Hussyband'. First was at a wedding and second was at my husband’s birthday party in our garden. Both times, we've been amazed at how these guys get to know the crowd and work with them to make sure everyone is having a great time. All I've had after the party is...."the band were amazing!" Apart from the brilliant song choices, the highlight for us was when one of the band made a boys dream come true by letting him play guitar with them on stage. A moment he and his family will never forget. The band were polite, punctual and answered every possible question we needed to know to make our day go off so smoothly. We will definitely use them again and so will our friends in the future. Thank you so much for an epic day!
Sorry we haven't emailed sooner, but I just wanted to thank you all for such an amazing performance at our wedding! We literally had the most amazing day and you guys just absolutely topped it off in the evening! From the moment we found you I knew you were the right band for us!I! Literally had goosebumps when I heard you, and knew we had to have you at our wedding!
We have had so many compliments on how amazing you were and even the venue commented and said the dance floor hadn't been that packed for a while! You are all amazing, I just wish we could do it all again.
I hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did, it's certainly a night I will remember forever."
All the best, The new Mr and Mrs Lecomber
Everyone at the party was talking about the band, and are still talking about the band. Please do not confuse ’Hussyband' with a typical wedding/party band - they most certainly are not. They are consummate professionals and outstanding musicians - I would pay very good money just to see them play. Thanks guys for making my wife’s birthday party such a memorable night'
What can I say, if you are looking for an awesome band, ’Hussyband' are amazing! They got everyone dancing, we could not of asked for a better band! They really made our wedding reception even more special. Everyone made nothing but lovely comments about the band, and I will always remember our first dance! ‘Hussyband' performed it so well, it was perfect'
Thank you so much!
I would just like to extend my personal thanks to ‘Hussyband' for being absolutely superb at our wedding. They were brilliant from start to finish, very professional and more importantly are all very talented musicians and a great band.
They played the playlist I requested in full which was on the rockier side of things and seemed to really enjoy doing so. They even learnt a couple of tracks especially at my request which were brilliant.
I have had a lot of comments on how good they were from guests, and the dancefloor was full all night which pretty much speaks for itself.
Don’t hesitate to book these guys up!'
"What a great performance on Saturday. You got everyone talking ,dancing and created a excellent party! The professionalism and quality of all instruments and sound was outstanding and the lead singer had an amazing voice. I am just viewing & listening to some of your songs from Saturday night and I don't think that I gave you full credit on how good you performed , but you are one of the best live bands I have seen! A massive thank you from me and all who attended ,see you again."
"Best Live band I've ever seen."
"What can I say guys. You did it again. The team love working with you. We are going to have to have more events to get you back :) "
"I watched you all at the St. George's Gig you did for the Army on Friday, and OH my god, you were grrreat. The songs chosen were superb and I couldn't stop singing to every song, and after a few drinks I even jumped in heels and a skirt, lol. If I'd of known you were going to do such jumping and well performed tunes I'd of brought my converses to hit the ceiling properly. Thanks for a surprisingly (as they usually play 70's and 80's Disco at these do's) great night! If I need a band for a party I know who to contact!"
"Just wanted to say a HUGE thanks for Saturday night. You were all totally amazing and made the night complete. You are going to be the talking point of the night for years to come.I hope to see you all again soon, everyone is a bit sick of hearing me rave about you now I think! And seriously, I have a sheet full of girls names who are desperate to meet you (a few boys as well actually!!) and I may pass them onto you for a small fee!! Anyway, take care and thanks again for making the night!! "
" Just wanted to thank you for a great show at Christian and Kim's wedding on Friday. Really amazing performance all round, great adaptation on all the songs and you genuinely seemed to be enjoying yourselves all night. If you get your own stuff together, I'd be interested to hear it."
" How are you? Everyone is missing you out here. You can hear people saying stuff like "wish hussy were still here" or "not as good as hussy" lol I think its funny, just thought I would let you know so u guys really knew how GREAT you ALL are, yes Jack your amazing on the guitar, Rich you have a fantastic voice, Dave your wicked on the drums and Christian (Jimi) your the best bass player we've seen. Right hope i've made your heads swell a bit but you guys really are good. Anyway hope your arms o.k."
"Just in case you thought I would not make contact!! well done at the wedding last week (Debbie Barnett). To confirm, if you are going to produce a cd, anything orig.. then please let me know and I will be happy to have you on one of my entertainment shows. I interview many bands, show biz stars etc every friday morning (pre-rec thurs night)... there is an audience for my show in excess of 1 mill, I am also number 1 in the uk at nights on commercial radio. I look forward to meeting you again soon, anything I can do to help.. please let me know."
" We're just back from honeymoon and just wanted to say a very big (if slightly belated) thank you! You were totally brilliant and we couldn't believe you managed to have every last person inside dancing on such a beautiful warm night! I can't remember a time Duncs and I have had more fun dancing the night away - all night I just kept thinking - oh my god - this is my favourite - to every single tune and I think you saw for yourselves how much Duncs enjoyed the sets!! "
Big thank you to you all and hopefully we'll have another chance to get you along to our / one of our many guests' (all of whom loved you too) next big do! Thanks so much! "
"Having just spoken to you on the phone I thought I would drop you an email to put into writing how fantastic you all were on our wedding day (16th April 2007). You were professional in the lead up to the wedding - calling to confirm details etc., and on the day - well you filled the floor which says it all. You were amazing. Tune after tune was brilliantly played - I think I must be the only bride not to have left the dance floor at all! So many people have commented since on how wicked you were and I have had people ask for your contact details too. Worth every single penny - the perfect ending to the best day of our lives. Thank You! PS I am organising a school reunion for next year so may be in contact again soon! "
" Just to say a great big THANKYOU for last Saturday .What a night - I haven't seen that many people 'po-go-ing' for about 20 years! absolutely ROCKING - everyone really enjoyed you guys, and said you were the best band they had heard. You made our wedding night complete and perfect. We knew you where going to be good when we heard the demo, and watched the video footage, but you guys where even better live. Once again - Thank You"
" Hello guys, just got back from (Sweet Home) a La Tania! You were the fab band who made my holiday. I was the crazy nurse singing along and prancing about in front of you... come to Sussex and do some gigs and you never know, I might send you a photo of the uniform... Hope the arm's better Mr.Guitarist."
" Guys, Sorry it's taken so long but my wife and I just wanted to say a huge, huge thank you to you guys for making the evening of our wedding on 7th April such a fantatstic event. As expected, you guys were brilliant and really had the place rocking. I personally didn't want to leave the dancefloor - maybe that's why I don't remember talking to many guests?! We had so many positive comments from our guests and people asking how we'd found you that if our friends were younger and unmarried I think you could well have had a few more bookings! We hope you guys enjoyed the evening and thanks again for all your efforts."
"Just back from our honeymoon and wanted to say a HUGE thank you for playing at our wedding on the 22nd Sep! To say you rocked would be an understatement - you were totally awesome! Great tunes aside, you guys are also a totally slick and professional team in terms of set-up, delivery and performance etc. The perfect choice!Thank you and hope to see you again sometime soon! "
" Now the wedding and the honeymoon are (unfortunately) over, Hannah and I wanted to write a quick note to say thank you so much for your services at our wedding. The performance was excellent and really got the crowd going. Many of our guests remarked on how good the band were and having you there really added to what was a fantastic day"
"Thanks for making our day so memorable on Saturday 21st May 2005. Your performance was truly excellent and everyone present has passed some sort of comment as to how good the band were. You are all very professional and we will have no hesitation in recommending you. Many many thanks a good luck with the band. You are without question the best all round tribute band we have ever heard and worth every single penny of the fee. Do you play public gigs? The Green Day was excellent Thanks. One to consider, I predict a riot by Kaiser Chiefs. Great sound and your kind of stuff. Many many many thanks. Hope to see you again in the future."
" I would like to thank you for making our wedding a night to remember, all anyone was talking about was the band and even now you still get mentioned. Me and the groom play in a play in a local band so appreciate good musicianship and we both thought you where the tightest band we have ever seen."