Reviews 2013 to 2016

Hi James,

Thank you so much for playing last night, it was brilliant! I think everyone had a great time and the band was super!

Thank you!

Laura Gaydon, Sibford Farming Club.
Charity fundraiser, Cotswolds Hotel and Spa, Chipping Norton, November 2016.

Thank you all! You guys were amazing - from start to finish : ) super talented and all lovely people. Fantastic way to celebrate our marriage. Everybody enjoyed! Pianist in day was superb and set the tone for the night, both sets and DJ on the night were brill.

Thank you James and your team : )

Aydn & Hannah xx
Wedding Reception, The Manor Hotel, Meriden, November 2016.

Hi James,

Thank you for playing at my husband's 50th party, it was great, had fantastic night!

Teresa Buckland
50th Birthday Party, Swindon Community Centre, Swindon, November 2016.

Hi James,

Many thanks for performing at our fundraiser, you and the band went down a storm with our guests but just as importantly you were a great people, friendly, fun and professional.

We raised over £4,000 which is brilliant.

Hopefully our paths will cross again at some point but in the mean time Jean and me wish you all the best for the future.


Charity Fundraiser -, Rugby, October 2016.

Thank you so much for making our night amazing !! All the feedback has been amazing on the band choice. Thank you so much for getting involved, dressing the party and learning some new songs! Highly recommend !!!!

Carrie & Sam Orgee
1920’s themed Wedding Reception, The Bank House, Worcester, October 2016.

Hi James,

We can't thank you guys enough for the most amazing night. We have had so many comments on how brilliant you guys were. You even had my 90 year old grandma dancing until the very end!

The pictures are amazing and we will certainly write a great review on your page.

Thank you guys so much for making our day so special and also for letting Sophie sing! Absolutely incredible night!

Mr and Mrs G!! Xx
Wedding Reception, Farnham Castle, October 2016.

Thank you guys and gal so much for performing at our wedding on Saturday. Great setlist particularly in the second half when the party really started and the limbo was in full swing! We found it so easy dealing with you and we couldn't have picked a better wedding band. Thanks for helping to end our day on a high!

Emma & Simon Riley
Wedding Reception, The Wood Norton, Evesham, September 2016.

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding at Curradine Barns on 23/09/2016. Everyone raved about how amazing you all were and I feel so very lucky to have had you guys there. Thank you a million times and can't wait to dance to you in Feb!

Yasmine & Richard Xxx
Wedding Reception, Curradine Barns, September 2016

The Smooth Criminals certainly know how to get a party going. The playlist is perfect!! See you at our next Wenlock Spring Bash!

Bruce Orme, Wenlock Spring Water
Ludlow Brewery, Ludlow, September 2016.

Hi James

Steve and I wanted to thank you and the rest of the band for providing such excellent music, entertainment and a great atmosphere at our wedding reception on Saturday. Everyone danced all night and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
You managed to include everything that we asked for and capture the celebrations into the whole evening, even joining in.

Despite having never seen you perform you reassured us throughout our contacts with you and we are delighted with your whole performance. On behalf of all of our guests, huge thanks.

Kindest Regards

Steve and Vikki Carter Xx
Wedding Reception, Kings Court Hotel, Alcester, August 2016.

Thank you for making our wedding reception so amazing!! We loved every minute!! 😃 xx

Laura and Matt Hitches
Wedding Reception, Shustoke Farm Barns, Shustoke, August 2016.

Hey James,

"Thank you so much for coming and playing for us! You guys were amazing, we loved the songs you played and our guests thought you were brilliant too.

Thank you again.

Alex and Natalie
Wedding Reception, Lains Barn, Wantage, August 2016.

To The Smooth Criminals

Thanks ever so much for playing at our wedding at Holme Pierrepont Hall. We thought you sounded fantastic and you brought a real party atmosphere to the evening!

We haven't had so much fun dancing for ages! Thanks again for making our day so special.

All the best

Adam and Angela (Mr & Mrs Whittaker)
Wedding Reception, Holme Pierrepont Hall, Nottingham, July 2016.

Dear James,

We just wanted to email you to thank you again for last Saturday. We were apprehensive selecting a band purely from their website but from our initial enquiry right through to the wedding itself you really inspired confidence. So many of our friends and family have commented on how fantastic you all were and it was so nice to have the dance floor full all evening. We will definitely recommend you to others in the future. Thanks again,

Emma and Nick Arden
Wedding Reception at the family home, Herefordshire, July 2016

edgeHi James,

I just wanted to send you a quick email to say thank you so much for Saturday night. Everyone has said how great the night was, in particular yourselves! People have been asking who you were and I was happy to tell them :) If you have have anywhere for people to write reviews - I would be happy to do so - you guys were a pleasure to deal with.

Thanks again,

Becky Clarke
Craven Arms Young Farmers 70th Anniversary Ball, July 2016.

edgeHi James,
We just wanted to thank yourself and the band for your performance at our wedding on the 16th June at Mythe Farm, we've just got back from our honeymoon so are catching up on things we didn't get a chance to do before we went away. We received numerous comments and words of praise for your performance, especially for your front singer who had a great stage presence. Even the photographer wanted your contact details for I believe to be his forthcoming wedding!

We also wanted to know if we could leave a review for you somewhere particular such as Facebook if you would like or even write a testimonial for your website if you would like, just let us know.

Thanks once again! Yourself and the band really turned what was already a great day into an amazing one.

Chris & Hazel.
Wedding Reception, The Mythe Barn, Atherstone, June 2016.

Morning James

On behalf of King’s Hawford Parents Association (KHPA) I wanted to drop you a quick note to say a very big thanks for Saturday night. Sadly I was unable to attend due to prior family commitments, but I understand it was a fabulous night. I have spoken to, and have seen many positive comments on Facebook – the Smooth Criminals went down a storm – thank you so much!

I hope you all enjoyed the night as much as the ball attendees did. We look forward to welcoming you back to future KHPA events and wish you all the best for your remaining summer gigs.

Kind regards

Paul Lyons BSc (Hons) DipM - Kings Hawford Parents Association,
School Ball, King's Hawford School, Worcester, June 2016

Dear James,

I would like to add my thanks too. Your choice of music in both sets was just perfect and I have had many positive comments.

Much appreciated,

Jim Turner - Headmaster
School Ball, King's Hawford School, Worcester, June 2016


Thank you to The Smooth Criminals for performing at our wedding on the 11.06.2016. We and all of our guests enjoyed every minute of the live sets and the DJ set. Our guests continue to comment on how amazing you were. As the bride, I pretty much danced all night as each song was amazing!

Thanks again,

Kirsty and Graeme
Wedding Reception, Albright Hussey Manor, Shrewsbury, June 2016.

Hi James,

Just got back from our mini-moon... Would like to say thanks so much for the sets you did and especially the first dance song, that was incredible, you should add that to your repertoire! I didn't spend half as much time on the dance floor as I'd have liked... This was the only downside of my day! But when I did you guys rocked!! Hopefully get to see you at another wedding as lots of friends were asking about you and said how good you were!

Thanks again,

Matt and Emily
Wedding Reception, Curradine Barns, Worcester, May 2016

Fantastic night at our wedding on Friday (April 29). These guys are brilliant. Thank you so much...

James and Claire
Wedding Reception, Barnsdale Lodge, Oakham, April 2016

Hi James

Just a message to say thank you for playing at our wedding at Highbury Hall in April. We'd a fantastic evening and your band played a big part in that. I've attached one of the photographer's photos of the evening.

Thanks again

James Galvin
Wedding Reception, Highbury Hall, Moseley, April 2016


Hi James (and guys),

Thanks for the note, great pics as well!

We were actually going to drop you an email this week as we wanted to let you know we thought the band were amazing on the night! We had so many great comments from the guests, it really made the day for us!

Thanks again

Dan & Jennifer
Wedding Reception, Packington Moor Farm, Lichfield, April 2016


Dear Smooth Criminals!

Thank you so much for you performance at our wedding. You were absolutely superb and so much fun. My sister also really enjoyed her song with you!

The first dance song, Wings, was absolutely incredible!


Mr & Mrs Seager
Wedding Reception, Clock Barn, Whitchurch, March 2016

Hi James
Hope you’re well. Many thanks to you and the band for playing at our wedding. You were great and really made the night for us. All of those who got in the party spirit loved you. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking for a band for an event.
Many thanks once again,

Sian and Mike
Wedding Reception, Dumbleton Hall, Evesham, March 2016


Thank you very much for playing for us you were amazing and has lots of comments of how good you were. Great selection of songs too :-) . Glad you enjoyed the pizza! And thank you for the photos they are great and fun to look at.

Once again many thanks,

Lucy and Michael
Wedding Reception, Shustoke Farm Barns, Shustoke, March 2016


Hi James,
The wife and I would just like to say a massive thank you to you and the rest of the band. We had a perfect day, and you guys were the icing on the cake. As Leanne keeps saying..... 'They were fab'! Set list was perfect, and we will remember Mr Brightside for the rest of our lives!!!
Everyone had a great time, and the dance floor was busy until the end of the night. As I said, would be happy to post recommendations online if that's of any help.

Thanks again,

Rich and Leanne
Wedding Reception, Pendrell Hall, Wolverhampton, February 2016


Thanks for the excellent sets you played at our wedding last night at Hogarth's. The guests were very impressed. We'd definitely recommend you to anyone!

Antony & Laura
Wedding Reception, Hogarths Hotel, Dorridge, January 2016

Hi James,

Can you please pass on a big THANK YOU to the band for Saturday. Everyone had a great time and thought you were all fantastic creating a really enjoyable evening.

As discussed, can you please check your diary for 2016 and let me know if you are available for a repeat performance on Saturday 10th December 2016.


Dawn Graham, Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd
Christmas Party, Moor Hall Hotel, Sutton Coldfield, December 2015

Thank you so much for such a fantastic night on Friday. Sam and I had an amazing day, which was topped off by the great music you played. We've had lots of brilliant feedback about the band as well, so thank you so much!

Nicola and Sam
Wedding Reception, Tern Hill Hall Hotel, Market Drayton, December 2015

Hi James
Just a quick note to say thank you for Saturday night. You guys were fantastic, really enjoyed it.
Thanks again.

Michelle Hartley
HR and Training Administrator, R.W. Armstrong & Sons Ltd
Christmas Party, Hilton Basingstoke, December 2015

edge A massive thank you for such a great night! We all really enjoyed the music and I was thrilled about the number of people on the dance floor - a wonderful atmosphere! We've had some fantastic comments about you guys from our guests, and will be honoured to recommend you if we get the opportunity!

Best wishes,
Alex & Alan
Wedding Reception, Pendrell Hall, Wolverhampton, October 2015

Such an amazing night! You guys are absolutely brilliant - better than we could have ever hoped for! You made Jo Nitsche very very happy by ending the night with Bon Jovi! Wish we could do it all over again!

Sergio & Susanna
Wedding Reception, Stratton Court Barn, nr Bicester, October 2015

Thank you guys for providing amazing entertainment. I couldn't have wished for the night to go any better. From the start to the end of the evening you have been nothing but professional even with us running late!! And thank you so much for orchestrating dancers and making sure things ran smoothly. All night I was receiving complements from the guests about your sets.

Hannah & Aaron
Wedding Reception, Hampton Court, Solihull, September 2015

I would like the say a huge thank you to the Smooth Criminals...for making the evening of our wedding so wonderful...Everyone had a great time, music for all tastes!! One word - Perfect!!
Mr & Mrs Bayfield xx
Wedding Reception, The Holt Fleet, Worcestershire, September 2015

Hi James and all at the Smooth Criminals!

We have got back from Honeymoon and the dust is settling on our wedding day.

A huge thanks to you all, we have had a lot of feedback from people saying they loved you guys and so did we. It really made our wedding night so much better having you there.

What we were really impressed by was how you guys coped wit the last minute emergencies of your singer being ill. No one would have known to be honest as the person who filled in their spot was absolutely fab! As you can probably remember the dance floor was very busy which was exactly what we wanted - so great job!

If we get any pictures back of you guys playing that night ill be sure to email them to you if you want them?

PS great suggestion about the electric drum kit too, it sounded great and the entire mix was spot on!
All the best.

Laura and Phil
Wedding Reception, The Ashes, Staffordshire, September 2015

Hi James

I wanted to say thank you so much for such an amazing two sets, we've had so many people comment on how incredible you were! I'm sad I didn't actually get to meet you, the whole day was a bit of a blur, thank god Adam kept it together!

Thanks again, you were amazing.

Adam & Grace
Wedding Reception, Sulgrave Manor, Banbury, August 2015

Sorry for the lateness of this but just wanted to say a huge thank you from myself and Neil for playing at our wedding at the Guildhall in Lichfield.

You guys were absolutely brilliant and were the highlight of the whole much so I didn't leave the dance floor all night and neglected a few evening guests - oops! Thank you also for allowing Neil to come up and play - he has never done that before and was in his element, bless!

I will have no hesitation in recommending you for future events and have already had a number of guests at the wedding asking for your details so you can probably expect a few more enquiries coming your way as a result.

All the best for the future - I am now looking for an excuse to book you again so hopefully we will have the pleasure in seeing you again!

Hannah & Neil :-)
Wedding Reception, Lichfield Guildhall, Lichfield, August, 2015

To all the band,
Thanks so much for an unbelievable performance on Wednesday evening at Pendrell Hall for our wedding! Loads of people commented on how awesome the band were. It was the icing on the cake to complete a perfect day for us.

Great energy! Great people Great band!
Thanks again

Andy & Caroline x
Wedding Reception, Pendrell Hall, Wolverhampton, August 2015

Hi James,

I just wanted to take the opportunity to say a massive thank you for your performance on Friday.

I can't begin to tell you how many people commented on how brilliant you were, what was even more pleasing was that these people ranged from 12 years old to 85!!! In fact one of our guests used to own a number of clubs/bars many years ago and told me that he had booked 100s of acts over the years and not only did he feel you were one of (if not not the) best he could recall, but also he couldn't think of an act that was so age inclusive and had so many people of different ages on the dance floor.

Lizzi mentioned to me afterwards there had been a revision with the limiter? Anyway you sounded fantastic and everyone of our guests commented on the electric atmosphere in the Marquee and you made the biggest contribution to this.

Thank you for learning Maybe I'm Amazed (we loved the version) we couldn't have been happier and when we return from our Honeymoon, I promise to do the rounds on social media!

All the best,

Ben and Lizzi,
Wedding Reception, Forest Of Arden Hotel, Maxstoke, August 2015

Hi James
I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your band for your performance at our wedding. Everyone commented on how good you were and we loved Galway Girl, even though I couldn't find my husband the first time round!

We will definitely recommend you to people.
Many thanks,

Nicky & Uel,
Wedding Reception, Moor Park Golf Club, Rickmansworth, August 2015

To James,
Big thanks to you and the band for helping to make our wedding day so special, the first dance song Bonfire Heart was great and you were all superb!

Mick & Beth,
Wedding Reception, Hogarths, Solihull, August 2015

Good Evening James,
Thanks so much for last night. We all had a brilliant time and you guys were awesome.

Many thanks,

Georgia Layton
Birmingham Medical School, Tortworth Four Pillars Hotel, Gloucester, July 2015

Hi Guys,
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for playing our wedding at The Ashes Exclusive Country House Barn Wedding Venue on Sunday, you were fantastic! I literally didn't stop dancing, brilliant music, great songs that everyone enjoyed. You even managed to come up for a request for a song people could jive to! Thanks again, you made it a fantastic night. P.s thanks for including all the songs i asked for in the DJ set too, made it all the more special. x

Nicola & Chris Griffin,
Wedding Reception, The Ashes, Stoke-On-Trent, June 2015

Hi guys,
Tovah and I would like to sincerely thank you all for a fantastic performance on Friday evening. So many people have commented on how good you were and how brilliantly you all covered each song. We didn't get as much time to speak to you as we would have liked due to it being a whirlwind day for us! But thank you so much and we will definitely recommend you 😀 We thought you covered the first dance beautifully and we loved it.

Thanks again,

Tovah and Stuart
Wedding Reception, Somerford Hall, Staffs, June 2015

A fantastic night made even better with live music from The Smooth Criminals. Thank you all for making our wedding that bit more memorable. We highly recommend booking The Smooth Criminals for any event. Superb.

Ryan & Ange x
Bride & Groom
Wedding Reception, Pendrell Hall, Wolverhampton, May 2015

Hi James,
Just like to say again how everyone was blown away with your performance on Sunday. I was particularly impressed by the Angela Jones song that you had taken the trouble to learn demonstrating your groups tremendous talent. Your Facebook photos looked great and captured the mood of the evening. One of our guests has sent your info to a friend that runs Wishaw golf club and are looking for talent, if you get any bookings there it will be due to your great performance on Sunday.
Please pass on our thanks to your colleagues and we wish you all the very best for the future.

Best regards,
Barry Lycett
Father of the Bride,
Wedding Reception, Pendrell Hall, Wolverhampton, May 2015

I just wanted to send a quick email to say thank you for the music at the wedding. Everyone loved the music especially the band who sounded amazing. Thank you for learning our first dance song as it was brilliant to dance to. The music was a very important part of our day and you more than lived up to expectations and all of our guests were loving it too.
Thank you again,

Katie and Laurence
Wedding Reception, Private Farm, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, April 2015

Dear James, Ffion, Dan, Steve & Mark,
Thanks so much for playing at our wedding at Coombe Lodge on 1st April 2015. All our guests commented on how good you were and you had all the guests (young and old alike) up on the dance floor!
Thanks again from

Laura & Alex James
Wedding Reception, Coombe Lodge, Bristol, April 2015

Thanks again for playing at our wedding on Saturday, so many people have commented about how good you were!
Chris & Jemma Butcher
Wedding Reception, Gorcott Hall, Redditch, April 2015

I wanted to say a huge thank you to The Smooth Criminals for a superb performance at my sister’s wedding in March.
We had a fabulous night with so many guests commenting on how fantastic the band were, the dance floor was full all night!

They were exceptional on all counts, professional and friendly conduct and an amazing performance that exceeded all expectations. The lead female vocalist had a superb voice and they were all first class performers. A great way to end the perfect day.

We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to friends and colleagues in the future.

Our heartfelt thanks to you all.

Melissa Griffiths
Wedding Reception, Mallory Court, Leamington Spa, March 2015

Hi James,
Thank you so much for playing our wedding: everyone has said how impressed they were with the band and what a good party it was. Even the staff at Titchwell said how much they enjoyed you guys! :) it really was the cherry on the cake for the whole day - cannot thank you enough for an excellent service, performance and coming all the way from Birmingham! I hope you enjoyed your stay in Norfolk and also your holiday this week.
Thanks again,
Steph & Phil
Wedding Reception, Titchwell Manor, Norfolk, March 2015

We have finally got round to be able to write a thank you to yourselves for performing on our special day. You were spectacular and all of our guests commented on how amazing you were! Atif (and everyone else) loved your rendition of Smooth Criminal and we really appreciated you learning it in time for our wedding.

We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking for a band that will have everyone on the dance floor from start to finish. We cannot wait to see you again at Caz & Jamie's big day - Atif is practising his moves already!

Rachael & Atif
Wedding Reception, Hyde Barn, Gloucestershire, February 2015

Hi James
Just a quick note to say a big thank you to you and the rest of the band for last night. You were absolutely brilliant and we had so many guests comment on how amazing you were and how brilliant the music was. You kept the dance floor going all night and you all played a big part in making our wedding the amazing day that it was.
Thanks again
Roxanne and Sam
Wedding Reception, Kingswood Golf Club, Surrey, February 2015

Hello The Smooth Criminals,
A quick note to thank you for an awesome performance at our son's wedding, so many of the guests and staff of the venue have been passing on their comments, all glowing, a brilliant atmosphere was created!!!
Personally, I've never seen a dance floor so busy throughout the whole evening. I trust you didn't mind my youngest son joining in with Ffion Davies, he was certainly blasting the song out(can't recall what it was).
I have already sung your praises to friends and I'm sure that Hannah at Kingswood will be recommending you at her regular Wedding Fairs.
A huge thank you
David and Susie Timms
Parents of the Groom, Wedding Reception, Kingswood Golf Club, Surrey, February 2015

Thank you all so so so much for playing at our wedding on Saturday. We are loving the photos that you've taken!! Everyone (and we mean everyone) we've spoken to about you guys, raved at your party atmosphere, incredible voices, amazing songs and your interaction with the crowd. We just know we chose correctly when we asked you to play. So thanks, you really helped our evening reception run smoothly and help everyone enjoy themselves. We highly recommended you guys to anyone wanting a reception band.
Thank you all.

Paul & Rachel Waldron
Wedding Reception, Priston Mill, Bath, January 2015.
(Comments taken directly from our Facebook page)

Hi James,

I would like to thank you and the rest of the Smooth Criminals for the fantastic performance at our Boxing Day party, we received so many positive comments on the night and the guests seemed

to really enjoy themselves!
We’d like to enquire about your availability and price for NYE 2015.

Happy New Year to you!

Oakridge Golf Club, Nuneaton, Boxing Day 2014.

edge Hi James.
Thank you so much to you and your band. You were all fantastic and deserve great success. I think you will be getting lots of bookings and hopefully some hunt balls.
Very best wishes and please pass on our thanks to all.

Rich, Ellie, Annabelle and Tiggy.
"Off Piste" & 17th Birthday party. Bridgnorth, Nov 2014


Photo taken by Ken Abbott of Into the image photography:

Hi James,
I just wanted to say a massive Thank you to you and the rest of the band!!! You were absolutely amazing, so many of my guests have texted and called me to say how great you were. You really made the night so special. The lady singer was just brilliant and smiled all evening. The dance floor was always full and everyone was having such a great time. I loved the whole evening - a perfect 40th Birthday.

I will recommend you to anyone who asks, Im sure you may get some bookings from last evening in any case. I hope you enjoyed the party as much as we did!!!!
Once again a massive Thank you to you all.
Kind regards

Lucy Stratton.
Birthday Party, Novotel Bristol, October 2014.

Hi James and all the band.

We just want to say a massive thank you to you all for making our wedding reception the best.
We had a brilliant time, everyone said you were all fantastic and wanted to know where you came from!
An old crooner even said he's never heard a Bon Jovi track sound so good.
It was so lovely to see so many people up dancing.
Thank you again.

Donna and Mark Coulson.
Wedding Reception, Redditch, October 2014.

Hi Guys.
Just a quick thank you for playing at our wedding on September 28th. You really made the evening brilliant, everyone was commenting on how awesome you guys where and the set list was fantastic and catered to everyones tastes.

We would easily recommend you to anyone planning a function of any kind as the atmosphere you guys created was excellent!!

Thank you once again.
The Charlesworths.
Wedding Reception, Hothorpe Hall, Leicestershire, September 2014.

To James & the rest of the band.
Thank you so much for providing such fantastic entertainment for us and all our guests at our wedding on 3rd August at the Curradine Barns in Shrawley.

We had such a fantastic day and to have all our family and friends up dancing at the end of the evening was brilliant; you played such a great set that really appealed to everyone. You really made our wedding day one to remember.

Thank you so much.
With love from Mr & Mrs Eeles,
Ellie & Simon. X
Wedding Reception, Curradine Barns, Worcester, August 2014.

Just wanted to say a massive thank you for Saturday. Everyone has said what a brilliant band we had, I have blisters from dancing so much! You all helped make our wedding better than we could have imagined.

Please pass on to all the band, we will recommend you to everyone!
Thanks again and all the best.

Siobhan and Chris
Wedding Reception, Birmingham Exiles RFC, Solihull, August 2014.

Amazing gig last night guys! We had such a good time. Everybody loved you! Thanks so much, you're a very talented group and we hope to hear you again!

Mark & Rach xxxx
Wedding Reception, Fairlawns Hotel & Spa, Aldridge, August 2014.
(Taken directly from our facebook page: smoothcriminals1)

What a party!!! Thank you to the @smoothcrims1 who were phenomenal! I can recommend them for parties/special occasions.

Doug Smith
Wedding Anniversary Party, Moseley Rigby Club, Birmingham, July 2014.
(Taken directly from our twitter page: Smoothcrims1)

Hi James. Just wanted to say thank you for a brilliant night. Your band were absolutely amazing and really made our graduation ball!
Thank you again.

Harriet Pearce, Birmingham Medical School.
Graduation Ball, Tortworth Four Pillars Hotel, Wotten-under-Edge, July 2014.

Hi James,
Thank-you so much for Friday evening. We had lots of positive feedback about the event and the entertainment in particular. I thought the lounge piano created a great atmosphere at the drinks reception and the band were brilliant. It is the most people I have seen on the dance floor at the ball.

Many thanks again,
Maria Dunn - Royal Town Planning Institute - West Midlands,
Corporate Function, Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham, June 2014.

You all were amazing! I got so many compliments about you guys, you honestly made the night!
Thank you so much for everything! Xxx

Yasmine Darwezeh - Entertainment Committee.
Warwick Medical School Graduation Ball, Coombe Abbey, Coventry, June 2014.


Hi Guys, Just a quick note to say a massive thank you for the awesome performance at our wedding at the weekend, it really made the evening, especially the opportunity to join you guys on stage! Hugely professional and friendly band, had so many comments on how great you guys were! Would recommend to anyone!
Many thanks again!

Andy & Nicky Middlebrook
Wedding Reception, Willington Hall Hotel, Chester, May 2014.

Thanks James Rawson and The Smooth Criminals you were amazing! Everyone said how fantastic you were, we had a good boogie! X

Nicola Thompson.
50th Birthday Party, Malmaison, Birmingham, May 2014.


Thank you so much, you guys were beyond fantastic last night!

Liz & Tom White. X
Wedding Reception, Wasing Park, Reading, April 2014.

Wow - you had everybody dancing! The Barn was rocking! Thanks for helping make my daughter's wedding the best day ever.....
Gerald Hyder
Father of the bride.
Wedding Reception, Wasing Park, Reading, April 2014.

A huge thank you to the Smooth Criminals who played at our wedding on Saturday, you were absolutely incredible! All of our guests commented on how great you were. Thanks for making it a perfect end to a perfect day.
Love Hannah & Darren xxx
Wedding Reception, Swinfen Hall, Lichfield, April 2014.

Hi all!
Thanks for an amazing finish to our wedding day!
I must say that booking this band was the best and most memorable part of our wedding day apart from actually getting married.
Almost every single guest from all walks of life asked us where we found you guys.
The songs varied to suit every taste in the room and your performance was outstanding.

So my advice to anyone out there thinking of booking this band is don't hesitate!
No playlist you make or DJ you hire could even come close to the sound and feel of these guys and girl performing live at your special occasion. They were so flexible and able to accommodate our requests and theme, we are just itching for an excuse to book them again.

So honestly thank you all so much for making our wedding day even more amazing!

Joe and Nic Charles
Wedding Reception, Manor Hotel, Meriden, March 2014.

Hi James, and other members of Band,

Just a short note to say Thank you for what can only be described as an EXCELLENT evening of entertainment.
Everyone who attended the party has voiced their delight at how professional and talented you were.
I have already been asked for your contact details so I am quite sure you will receive enquiries about future events.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.
Kind Regards,

Paul & Judy.
60th Birthday Party, Sketchley Grange, Burbage, February 2014.

Hi guys, just wanted to say a massive thank you for an absolute great night of entertainment! You were all amazing and everybody has commented how much they enjoyed you! You’re all absolutely amazing musicians and blew us away! You made our wedding reception really enjoyable and would recommend you to anybody!

Thank you for being so friendly! And hopefully see you again soon!!!

James & Sarah Taylor.
Wedding Reception, Birmingham, February 2014.
Taken directly from our Facebook page - see the message here

Dear James & The Smooth Criminals,
Just wanted to say a massive thank you for Monday Night. You were all seriously good!! Brilliant music selection and very well executed. I had high hopes and you all exceeded my expectations by quite some way. I’m so glad I found you.

Hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did.

Best wishes to you all!
Kind regards,

Jonathan Young
Restaurant Manager, Hambleton Hall Staff Party, Oakham, January 2014.

Hi James

I just wanted to contact you to thank you for the great performance you put on at our wedding. We had a great time and this topped off our special day.
We had many compliments about the band from our guests and we will be recommending you to anyone that is looking for a band at a wedding or party.

Thanks again,
Adam & Filiz.
Wedding Reception, Berrow Court, Birmingham, December 2013.

Hi James,

We just wanted to thank you all for your fab performance at our wedding on Christmas Eve! We all had a great night and I received lots of comments of how good the band was. We will definitely recommend you to others!!
We hope you had a lovely Christmas and we wish you all a happy and healthy 2014!
Kind regards.

Suzanne and David
Wedding Reception, The Drop Forge, Birmingham, December 2013.

Hi James.
Thank you so much for playing at our party last night. It was fantastic. Everyone said today how brilliant you all were. It made the evening.

Christmas Party, Cheltenham, December 2013.

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Dear “The Smooth Criminals”
Just a quick note to say thank you very much for playing at our wedding at the Curradine Barns on 1st November. It was a great performance and many of our guests said how good you guys were. Only sorry we didn’t get to dance as much as we had hoped.

Thank you for making our wedding day so special. We look forward to seeing you again.

All the best.
John & Kate Careford.
Wedding Reception, Curradine Barns, Worcester. November 2013.

Hi James.
Please pass on my thanks to all of your guys. The RCM loved the conference party and said the band was fantastic – which you were! You were real professionals and I was very impressed with your set up. Let me know if you want a testimonial and I will let you know when pics are going online,


Rebecca West - Redactive Events
Royal College Of Midwives Conference, Telford International Centre, November 2013.

Hi guys, absolutely fantastic set at The Royal College of Midwives Annual Conference gala dinner on Wednesday evening, a pleasure to work with and amazing music. We even managed to capture a few shots of you.

Paul Wilson - Manager, Capital AV.
Royal College Of Midwives Conference, Telford International Centre, November 2013.
Taken directly from our Facebook page - see the message here and the photos here

Cannot thank you enough for such an amazing night, you really made it for all of us, our wedding crowd were so happy, we didn't want you to ever stop playing! Hope you had a safe journey back to Birmingham x

Peter & Tracey O’Brien
Wedding Reception, Kent, November 2013.
Taken directly from our facebook page - see the message here.......

Hi James!
Just to say a huge thank you for last night! Myself and Kevin had an amazing day and that was with your help!
You were all fantastic, and we have so many compliments saying how brilliant you were!
If there is anywhere you would like us to leave reviews etc as soon as we are back from honeymoon we will be more than happy to do so!
Thanks once again!

Emma and Kevin Kay
Wedding Reception, The Pear Tree Hotel, Worcester, August 2013

Hi James,
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for the amazing service you provided at our wedding on Saturday. The standard was superb and the dance floor was packed all night! From the youngest to the oldest guest, they all loved the band and we had so many positive comments about how great you were. You worked around the fact that our timings were also slightly later than anticipated! You created the perfect party atmosphere.

Best wishes,
Mr & Mrs Lewis
Wedding Reception, Banbury, August 2013.

Hi James, Mark and I just wanted to say thank you so much to the band for performing at our wedding on Saturday!
I'm really not exaggerating when I say that practically everybody commented on how brilliant you were! It was exactly as we hoped it would be, everyone up and dancing and having a wonderful time. I think my little flower girls Daisy & Poppy particularly enjoyed Charlotte's voice...they kept waving at her!
I will certainly recommend you to friends,right from my initial enquiry you were helpful and reassuring.

Many thanks to you all.
Krissy & Mark Harding
Wedding Reception, Hatton Village Hall, Hatton, June 2013.

Dear Smooth Criminals

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding (Sat 25th May Dingley, Leics). The music was fantastic, the dance floor was always full. We have had so many guests ask about the band, everyone was so impressed. Thank you for helping to make our wedding such a memorable and happy day.

Kind Regards
Polly and Ed Powell-Jackson.
Wedding Reception, Dingley, Leicestershire, May 2013.

Dear James,
Sorry for the late response following our wedding.  We have just come back from our Honeymoon and it has been a bit of a whirlwind sine the wedding day.
I would just to say on behalf of Rachel and I that we really enjoyed your band playing at our wedding.  Everyone has been raving about you ever since and rightly so.  You certainly helped make our day very special.  My only regret was not to thank you in person for a fantastic performance.
I would certainly recommend you to anyone who is looking to hire a band.  Thanks again for everything.  I hope you guys enjoyed yourselves too?  Please let me know if there is anything that you need.
All the best
Mark and Rachel Harris.
Wedding Reception, Hampton Court Castle, Leominster, May 2013.

Thank you so much for the Smooth Criminals playing at our wedding, you were just fabulous and helped make our day perfect. When Ben from Fazeley told us that you guys were the best band to have played there it was no surprise because we had such a blast. Thanks again and we are already thinking of reasons for our next event!

Our very best wishes

Kind regards
Shaun & Bev Walls.
Wedding Reception, Fazeley Studios, Birmingham, May 2013.

You guys were absolutely phenomenal last night - really made our evening. Thanks so much for making our wedding special, and special thanks to Mark for his wonderful piano playing throughout the day!!
Andy & Ros Giffiths.
(Sent via text message the day after the wedding reception).

Hi James,

Hope you are well!

A little belated (tbh, it's been a manic month and we're only just getting around to writing all our thank you's), but we wanted to say thank you for making our wedding awesome.

You guys were simply fantastic - a great set, great sound and ultimately a great party!! Everyone's been raving about how fantastic you sounded and how much you seemed to enjoy it, which clearly rubbed off on the guests!!

I genuinely feel we couldn't have picked a better band, so thank you.

Hope that we have to opportunity to see you again soon,

Andy & Ros Giffiths.
Wedding Reception, Curradine Barns, Worcestershire, May 2013.

Hi James
We wanted to write to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding at Allington Manor on 30th March. We felt honoured that we were your smallest ever gig and hope we made up for it with all the enthusiastic dancing! We had a fantastic time and all our guests commented on how good you were and how professional you sounded. We would not hesitate to book you again or recommend you to others. We hope you enjoyed the evening too and that you will forever remember our wedding as the gig in the living room!

Best wishes,
Michelle and Garrath Ellershaw
Wedding Reception, near Grantham, March 2013.

Good evening James.
Thank you very much to the Smooth Criminals for a wonderful performance that contributed to a fabulously memorable 50th birthday celebration. We have had countless messages from friends and family all day commenting on how special the performance and entire evening was. Just hope our paths will cross again in the near future.
Kind regards.

David and Moira
50th Birthday Party, Worcester, January 2013.

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