Thanks for tagging us and we had such wonderful comments from our party goers. You were amazing as always!

NYE Party, Crowne Plaza Solihull, December 2019.
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Facebook comments

Good morning James,

I hope you’re well. I just wanted to extend my thanks to you, Mark and the band for another wonderful performance on Friday night. You are such entertainers and absolutely brilliant at what you do.
I have been asked by a couple of people for your details so I will pass those on if that’s ok with you?

Kind regards,

Christmas Party, Kings College, Cambridge, December 2019

Thanks so much guys. You were beyond brilliant- everyone is still talking about you! Have a wonderful Christmas one and all x

Laura Hammersley,
40th Birthday Party, The Edgbaston Priory Club, Birmingham, December 2019.

Hi James,

A quick thank you to everyone for a great night last week at Moor Hall, the band were great and had the dance floor full all night.

Can you please advise availability for 5th December 2020, same line up.


Dawn Graham
Christmas Party, Moor Hall Hotel, Sutton Coldfield, December 2019

We had the Smooth Criminals at a charity Summer Ball last night. They were absolutely fabulous! The right music throughout the night and had the dance floor packed right from the start! Thank you guys so much, will definitely be booking again!

Victoria Phillips
Charity Fundraiser, Ombersley Golf Club, Droitwich, Worcestershire, August 2019.

Taken directly from our
Facebook page

edgeHi guys,

Just wanted to say a big thank you for being part of our special day! It was exactly how we envisioned it. You were amazing and everyone commented on how great you were! We absolutely loved the way you played us out at the end - it made our send off so special.

We will definitely be recommending you to all our family and friends!

Thanks again

Mr & Mrs Moore (Laura & David) x
Wedding Reception, Ufton Court, Berkshire, June 2019.

edgeHi James,

Just a note to say thank you for playing at our wedding on the 8th June. The music was brilliant and you guys really got into the spirit of the evening. We received lots of comments from the guests about how good you were.

Thanks again

John and Andrea
Wedding Reception, Albrighton Hall, Shropshire, June 2019

edgeWow!!! Thank you so much for being totally awesome at our wedding on Saturday 18th May @ Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens! The dance floor was rammed from the first song and many people didn't leave it at all - amazing! Everyone has commented on how fabulous the band were, two people also said how friendly you guys were and it was as though you were wedding guests enjoying yourselves with everybody! We really can't recommend The Smooth Criminals highly enough - a truly brilliant band!

Kate Pinell
Wedding Reception, Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens, Birmingham, May 2019.

Hello James
Lucy and I would like to say thank you to you and the rest of the band for such a wonderful evening.
Lots of our guests told us afterwards how brilliant they thought you were.
I think you could probably tell that we all had a great time - I don't think there was ever a moment when the dance floor was empty.

Huge thanks to you all.
All the best.

Phil & Lucy
Wedding Reception, The Royal Lodge, Symonds Yat East, Herefordshire, April 2019.

Absolutely fantastic! Thank you to The Smooth Criminals Band, you were brilliant from start to finish! We had a full dance floor all evening and can’t think of a better way to have celebrated our wedding! Mr & Mrs Jones, 9th March 2019! ❤️

Michelle Jones
Wedding Reception, The Stratford Park Hotel, Stratford Upon Avon, March 2019.

You were all incredible & we will recommend you to everyone! ❤️

Rachel & Richard
Wedding Reception, Swallows Nest Barn, Sherbourne, Warwickshire, February 2019.

Hi James,

First of all I want to say a huge thank you to you and the band. You guys didn’t just kick ass on stage but you were so incredibly helpful all day. Everybody has said how great you guys were. We have raised £17,000 on the night for the children’s trust which has smashed what I was aiming for. So I’m really pleased.

With the night being such a success I have decided to do it again next year and would love to book you guys again. Would you be up for it? I’m looking at February 8th 2020!

Again thanks for all of your help and I hope you guys enjoyed it as much as we all did.

Kind regards,


Sam and The Team @ Universal Performing Arts
Masquarade Ball, The Jury's Inn, Milton Keynes, February 2019.

Totally fab band, really made my 30th Birthday, thank you so much! Nice and easy turned up and got the party really going! Would highly recommend to anyone!


Daniel M
30th Birthday Celebration, Nottingham, January 2019.

Ladies and Gents,

Can I just say thank you very much for everything that you did for us in achieving such a successful Christmas function.
I hope you all enjoyed yourself and enjoyed performing to us all here I know from the guys and girls you were very popular and loved the music that you played.

Personally I cant thank you enough you were amazing. Can I apologise about the heating or lack of and hope this hasn't deterred you from coming back again and performing.

Lastly I would like to take the time to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year and look forward to seeing you all soon for another fantastic night of music.

Kindest regards

Chris - Acting Sergeant
RAF Benson
RAF Christmas Party, Oxfordshire, December 2018

Hi James

A huge thanks to you and the band – you were awesome.

It definitely was a very positive talking point during the evening and it was great to see everyone up and dancing.

I am assuming Dawn and I aren’t required to be a permanent member of your band – but hey if you are short one night ……………..you have my number lol!

Kind Regards

Caroline Hillary
Cambridge Chartered Insurance Institute.
Corporate Christmas Party, Kings College, Cambridge, December 2018

Hi James

It was an excellent party and we all had a ball, which was mainly down to you guys. The songs were varied and suited everyone and you are all brilliant musicians. Thank you very much to the band for making the evening so enjoyable.

Oh, and the photos are great as well.

Birthday party, Mickleover Golf Club, Derbyshire, November 2018

Hi James,

Wow, what a night!

Thank you so much I have had lots of amazing comments about you guys and a couple have called up especially to confirm your name. You were all absolutely fantastic and you were just the band that I wanted for this event! Thank you!

I will also keep in touch for any future events too.

Once again, thank you so much for helping to make this year’s Snowdrop ball a huge success, you were all amazing. Please pass that on to all of your band mates too.

Many thanks

Ria xx
St Richard's Hospice
Charity Ball, Sixways Stadium, Worcester, November 2018.

They are just awesome. Very talented musicians - they have a great sound - and have a great repertoire, and will even learn new songs for you!! Very professional and friendly. Would most definitely recommend them. So many of my friends have been raving about them since my party.

Shame I’m not 50 every year! But if there’s an opportunity to have you again I will! Or someone I know may have you!! Be nice to watch/listen to you at someone else’s party! Hint hint friends and family! X

Jayne O'Sullivan,
Birthday Party, Sutton Coldfield, November 2018

Hi James

You guys were brilliant.

Thank you so much. Our guests said you were the best band they had even seen and everyone had a fantastic time.

Glad we included the sax player and the pianist over drinks at the start as they finished things off nicely - although I'm sure you would have been brilliant anyway.

Thanks again and please pass on my thanks to the band. You were amazing.

Miles and Sarah
Wedding Reception, Hampton Manor, Solihull, October 2018.

Hi James!

Can I just say from both Katy and I that the amount of guests who have come up to us and said just how brilliant you were is incredible. You absolutely smashed it out of the park and it was great to see jut so many guests enjoying it and having fun.

My only complaint would be because I spent all night dancing I missed out on the cheese boards! But seriously, the way you got everyone dancing so quick was brilliant, our first dance was great fun and we could not be happier to have you play our wedding. We shall recommend you to every friend we have and hopefully we’ll see you play again soon.

Hope everyone looked after you and you enjoyed playing.

Thanks again,

Nathan and Katy.
Wedding Reception, Lodge Farm Barns, Cambridge, September 2018.

Amazing, extremely talented band! We had a fantastic party and would highly recommend this band. Great choices of music from soul, rock, 80’s to current day. Thanks a lot guys you made our party🎉 fantastic!

Lynda and Mark Simpson,
Joint birthday Party, Staffordshire, September 2018.

These guys played at our wedding and they were amazing, got people dancing and kept them dancing! Thank you!!

Daniel and Rebecca Muir,
Wedding Reception, Malvern College, Malvern, August 2018.

5 Stars
Wonderful professionals; immensely talented musicians; you could not ask for more in a band. They keep the dance floor full and the party going! A huge part of our wedding day!

Richard and Claire,
Wedding Reception, The Priory Cottages, Wetherby, August 2018.

What a fantastic picture from The Smooth Criminals who entertained the socks off you all on Saturday !
These guys could be at your party, wedding, event and more and we recommend them highly.
Fun, professional and entertaining

Stefan and Nicola, Café International
Street Food Festival, Lichfield, July 2018.

Absolutely amazing group. Made our party really, really special. Would really recommend them for any party.

Mike and Gillian Roberts,
Wedding Anniversary, Heythrop Park Hotel, Oxon, July 2018.
Review taken from our Google business page

Well what can I say! What a fantastic evening made extra special by you guys. You were amazing and I have had so many people say how much they enjoyed you. You totally made the evening and created such a good atmosphere.

Thank you very much for learning Run, that was a great moment and capturing on camera for us.

I would highly recommend you to anyone and I hope to see you again in the future. Professional, entertaining and super talented Smooth Criminals. Thank you from all of Pop Chorus

Anya Small - Director - Pop Chorus Solihull
Pop Chorus Anniversary Ball, St John's Hotel, Solihull, July 2018.

Epic gig and a top band, will keep you in mind if anything else crops up.

Mark Barnham - Warwick SU
Warwick University Graduation Ball, Hilton Metropole Birmingham, June 2018.

Hi James,

The night was amazing, loads of compliments about you guys and you’ll have a better handle / gauge on these things than me but I think it all went rather well. I think you nailed it. Good call re how you split the night too. Seemed to flow perfectly.

All the best to you all too and thanks again for making it such a great night.

Oliver Jackson, Kings Hawford Parents Association
Kings Hawford Parents Association School Ball, Worcester, June 2018.

Hi James,

Thank you so much for looking after us on Friday. I hope you all managed to get home safely?

The feedback on your performance has been excellent with lots of admirers!

May I ask if you perform in front of larger audiences? Mark is on the music committee for an organisation in Shropshire and would put your details forward if you are interested?

With kind regards,

Jayne and Mark
Wedding Reception, Bromwich Park, Oswestry, June 2018

Hi James,
Such a fabulous night on Saturday. Thank you so much to you and your band for making the day turn into a brilliant party night!!

It was perfect and enjoyed by all, as I am sure you noticed!

Lindsey, Steve, Hayley, Craig and Elles.
Wedding Reception, Bridgnorth, May 2018

Hi James, just a quick note before we fly on honeymoon, last night was brilliant, the band really made it a great end to the night. Literally everyone there commented how amazing the band was. Thanks!

Just a quick final ask, but could you send across your set list, I'd like to have it to remind us of the songs on the night. Also, if you can email any photos you have, or I can pick them up if you're posting any on your Facebook page.

Also, massive thanks for making the George Ezra song happen - Claire loved it.

Thanks again

Clive and Claire
Wedding Reception, The Great House, Sonning, Berkshire, May 2018

Hi James,

Really sorry about the late reply. Helen and I have been busy enjoying our honeymoon and have only just checked our emails.

First of all, a massive thank you to you and the band. You were all amazing and added so much to the evening. Everyone kept saying how much they liked you.

Best regards,

Greg and Helen
Wedding Reception, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, May 2018

Hey James

We both would like to say a big thank you to all of the band for such a fun night last week we have had great comments about how good you where and both me and Anna couldn’t have wished for a better band.
If we know of anyone getting married in the future we would happily recommend you guys. Good luck for the rest of the year we’ll both keep an eye out on Facebook and also any videos you guys do.

Best Wishes Chris and Anna
Wedding Reception, Homme House, Ludlow, April 2018


You guys were AMAZING!!!!! I would use you again in a heartbeat. The best money I spent - I wish you could have played all night!

Best regards,

Wedding Reception, Grafton Manor, Bromsgrove, March 2018

Hi James
It was so great to see you (and hear you!) on Saturday – you guys went down an absolute storm!
I've had some fantastic feedback, and lots of people have requested your details…
I've also just done a feedback survey, and you guys get brilliant mentions throughout – so thank you so so much!

Ligia Schuurman - COWI UK Limited
Gala Dinner, The Belfry Hotel, Sutton Coldfield, March 2018


Thank you sooo much for providing the music for our big day. We had a fantastic time and loads of comments on how brilliant you all were.

Thanks again,

Ruth and Chris
Wedding Reception, Wood Hall Hotel and Spa, Wetherby, February 2018

Hi James,
Sorry for such a slow reply, we have just got back from South Africa.

I just wanted to email to say thank you so much. You guys really were so fantastic and we have had so many people saying how brilliant you were. From enquiringly a year ago up to playing you made it all so easy and have done a better job than we even hoped for.
We certainly will recommend you to everyone!

Thank you again
Best Wishes,

Rebecca and Jeremy,
Wedding Reception, The Tythe Barn, Bicester, January 2018

Thanks James and the Band,

The atmosphere was great and all the members loved the interaction and enjoyment that you guys obviously had in performing for us last night!!

Best Regards

Darren and Jane Kenyon,
Gymophobics - Cannock, Annual ball and awards evening, Holiday Inn, Cannock, January 2018

Hi James,

Just wanted to say a big thanks for everything at our Christmas Party, all staff were overwhelmed and really enjoyed the entertainment.

Many Thanks again, wishing you the best for 2018.

Nicola Cooper
Newby Castleman Accountants, Christmas Party, Leicestershire Golf Club, December 2017

Great photos of a great night!! Thank you so much guys it was amazing to have you back! X

Roxanne Timms
30th Birthday, Reigate Priory Cricket Club, November 2017
Taken directly from our Facebook Page here

Had the Smooth Criminals for our Charity Winter Ball and wow absolutely amazing had everyone on the dance floor. Will definitely book again.

Richard Atkinson
Charity Fundraiser for Baby Ava's Support Foundation, November 2017

Hi James

The photos are great thank you! The set lists were great, everyone was so impressed by you all! We loved it, thank you!

Good luck and I’m sure we’ll bump into each other some time in the future.

Becky Smith
Surprise 40th Birthday party, The Royal Hotel, Sutton Coldfield, November, 2017

James and all the band

Thank you all for a great night of music, I know from past experience it’s not always easy to keep people dancing but you certainly did that and I’m sure if you were still playing now my nieces would still be dancing.

Everyone said they had a blast and really enjoyed your music, great delivery for everything you played, it’s something we’ll always remember.

Thank you for all your help putting this together with Cate, she appreciated being able to discuss and sort with you directly.

From all the Hayes Family a big THANK YOU xxx

Joint 21st and 60th Birthday Party, The Embankment, Nottingham, October 2017

Thank you James,

Amazing night you guys are fabulous and made the party a massive success,
Many thanks.

Best wishes,

Ellie Beaman, Ball Organiser
Hunt Ball, Chirbury, Shropshire, October 2017

The band was awesome and James was a pleasure to work with. As you can see, IGES had a great time! Thanks so much for making our event so special. You all were FANTASTIC!

Sophie Colunga - Business Endeavors
Corporate Function for the International Genetic Epidemiology Society, Kings College, Cambridge, September 2017

Thanks James, we had a great time and the band were awesome!! The photos are great, I've just looked and will share them now.
Thanks for everything, The Smooth Criminals definitely contributed a major part in making our wedding day the special success that it was.
Danielle & Colin
Wedding Reception, The Kingscote Barn, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, September 2017


Many thanks to you and your excellent band

I wish you guys the best for the future and who knows might call on you again for future bookings

Kind regards,

Michael Fong - British Academy of Management
Corporate Function, Coventry Cathedral, September 2017

Thanks so much! What a brilliant night. You guys rock!
Anna Harris

You were incredible and everyone I've spoken to has said the same! Thank you so much.
Lauren Williamson

Corporate Function for Deloitte, Homerton College, Cambridge, September 2017

You guys were amazing and kept our guests on the dance floor all night. Definitely glad we chose you to play at our wedding, thanks again and thanks for posting these fantastic pictures showing a brilliant celebration

Charlotte Connor and Daniel Adcock
Wedding Reception, Moxhull Hall, Sutton Coldfield, September 2017

Andy and I had the Smooth Criminals to play our wedding at Moor Hall on Saturday. As you can see from the pictures, the dance floor was packed all evening. All of the band were so enthusiastic and clearly enjoyed themselves too!

From booking until the evening, they were so supportive and have been in communication with us whenever we have needed. We can't thank you enough.

You really made our evening and everyone who we have spoken to since Saturday has complimented and asked about you. We can't thank you enough.

Lots of love,

Kerry and Andy xxxx
Wedding Reception, Moor Hall Hotel, Sutton Coldfield, August 2017

Hi all, I just wanted to say such a massive thank you for performing at our FYD event, I know you've probably been thanked loads of times already but I thought I'd just add my voice in too- you guys really made the last evening a brilliant brilliant night, so thank you 🙂

Jay Darley
Birmingham Medical School, Final Year Dinner, De Vere Tortworth Court, Gloucester, July 2017

Hi James,
We all had a great evening on Friday. Thank you for all of your help and a brilliant set of tunes on the night! They certainly got people on the dance floor.
I had a lot of positive feedback on the evening in relation to the Smooth Criminals! Hopefully we can get you back again next year.

Many thanks,

Stephanie Eastwood
RTPI West Midlands Summer Ball, Burlington Hotel, Birmingham, July 2017

Hi James.

Fantastic night. Fantastic band. Kungs was the icing on the cake.
Hopefully book you again for something in the future.


Steve Fisher,
Wedding Reception, Moxhull Hall, Sutton Coldfield, Wolverhampton, July 2017

Thank you so much for last night - another amazing set to top our night! Feet are sore which stops the head from aching but all good. Please extend Thanks to the band, I'm not even going to think about next year yet but we will be in touch soon I am sure! Pictures are fab.

Rohit Panday
Kings Hawford School Parents Association
Summer Ball, King's Hawford, June 2017

Here's what our guests had to say on
Facebook about our performance at the RCM Summer Ball:

You were fantastic!! Thank you so much! Amazing feedback. - Manuela Ryder. Event organiser.

An amazing band xx - Karen Bowen

You were absolutely fab! My feet were aching after dancing the night away and I had no voice this morning - Jenny Cano

Royal College of Midwives Summer Ball, Knebworth Barns, Hertfordshire, June 2017

Hi James,

Truly great day, you were superb, thanks for taking us through the first dance so well…it was perfect!

Kevin and Alexa
Wedding Reception, Botanical Gardens, Birmingham, June 2017

A truly brilliant band of musicians, thank you for your massive contribution to Chris and Kelly's wonderful day and for keeping everyone at Pendrell Hall rocking, jiving & thoroughly entertained throughout the whole of Saturday evening - you certainly know how to "Play that funky music"

AWESOME GROUP 100% recommended!

Nick Huntley - Father of the Groom
Wedding Reception, Pendrell Hall, Wolverhampton, June 2017

Had the Smooth Criminals for our wedding on Saturday and my dad's 60th birthday party on Sunday. Everything was done so professionally and effortlessly. We were completely relaxed for the whole of the wedding day knowing James had it under control, played great background music in the afternoon with disco music between sets in the evening. The band were faultless and had amazing feedback from everyone. Worth every penny. Thanks for making our wedding so special!

Craig and Nikki Bailey
Wedding Reception, Lechlade, Gloucester, May 2017

I cannot put into words how fantastic you guys were, from not only singing our first dance, but as we couldn't make up our minds you performed two for us, not to mention the rest of your set. We had a fantastic day but you took it to another level, to see all our friends & family dancing & enjoying themselves because of you is just amazing, hopefully see you again soon...

Mark Fishwick
Wedding Reception, York Marriott Hotel, York, April 2017

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding! Our guests had so much fun!! And great photos thank you!

Esther Rogers
Wedding Reception, Jephson Gardens, Leamington, April 2017

Hi James

Thanks for everything - you were brilliant and our guests kept commenting on how great the band were. Really glad we booked you! Hopefully you’ll get some more work out of it too.

Best wishes

Tamzin and Feyi
Wedding Reception, Parkhall Farm, Wedding Venue, Staffordshire, April 2017

We're back from honeymoon and now the dust has settled we wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to all of you for helping make our wedding a day to remember. You were brilliant (even better than I'd remembered from your promo video), and everyone kept coming up to us all night to say how fantastic you were. You kept the dance floor moving, and we had an absolute blast celebrating with you. We will definitely be recommending you to others (and judging from our guests' reactions, some of them will be too!).

James, you made all of the arrangements in the run up so easy, and as a slightly frazzled bride to be I really appreciated that! We are still on cloud nine, and you all will be one of our stand out memories for years to come.

Emma & James Hume
Wedding Reception, Lains Barn, Wantage, March 2017

A huge thank you to an absolutely FANTASTIC band, you were EPIC! We loved our evening, amazing music! You helped to make it very, very special. (We're all just feeling very sore from all the dancing!!!)

Rachel & Gary xx
Wedding Reception, The Mythe Barn, Atherstone, March 2017

Dear James

Thank you, the rest of the band, your DJ and your pianist so much for your music on Saturday night. Once your live pianist had finished his great background music to the dinner, I was becoming anxious that we would never reach the dance floor, and it was such a relief once the dinner, speeches and things were over that you were instantly able to get the floor filled - which never let up for the rest of the night!

We were especially grateful to the band for then playing a much longer set to make up for the later start to dancing. Everyone thought it was really fantastic music – especially my daughter who'd been very sceptical about me being the person to choose the band, but has admitted wholeheartedly what a great choice it was - as did all her friends (and ours too) - you absolutely picked the perfect selection to deal with both age groups! Your DJ was then brilliant at keeping everyone going well into the wee small hours!

I've seen the Facebook photos and your main picture is really excellent - along with a few of the other ones as well. We're really glad you enjoyed playing for us too - all in all we were very pleased with the way it all went!

Finally, may I thank you personally, James, for the highly professional way in which you approached this whole booking and dealt with the contract details; always responding promptly and efficiently about everything which gave me absolute faith from the start that The Smooth Criminals would be exceptional - and you certainly didn't disappoint! We would definitely book you for another event and will pass your details onto anyone else who is looking for a band with our highest recommendation.

With renewed thanks and best regards from

Amanda Glanvill
21st and 60th Joint Birthday Party, Cotswolds Hotel and Spa, Chipping Norton, February 2017

Hi James

We have had great feedback and loads of great comments about you all.

Many thanks,

Sally Williams, United Pack Pony Club
Charity Ball, Walcot Hall, Shropshire, January 2017

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