"Jamie played for us during our amazing wedding at Gosfield Hall. He played during our ceremony as I walked down the aisle and during the signing of the register. He then played throughout our drinks reception. He is such a star!! The best Google search ever!!!! Extremely talented and there was plenty of positive feedback from our guests. So pleased you were part of our special day Jamie. Thank you so much. xx"
Sarah Webber, Wedding at 'Gosfield Hall', Gosfield, Essex. April 2019
"Jamie played at my 40th and was fab! We opted for Bandaoke and it was a hit! Jamie played several sets in between, ending with all my friends and family on the dancefloor. All my friends had a fab night. Highly recommend! Thanks Jamie x"
Carolyn Neal, 40th Birthday Party at The Warren Estate, Chelmsford, Essex. January 2019
"5 Stars. Brilliant repertoire and performance levels. Performed from ceremony through to first dance and amazing value for money. Great mix of upbeat and emotional songs and some perfect Xmas songs :-) was amazing having you at our wedding and had so much great feedback from guests - mainly ‘where did you find him?!’ He learnt and performed our first dance song ‘Kodaline - The One’ which wasn’t in his song list which was such a night touch. Our aisle song was ‘wonder of you’ which was done perfectly to acoustic in the style I suggested.... goosebumps! Happy new year xoxo"
Johnathan and John, Wedding at 'Newland Hall', Chelmsford, Essex. December 2018
"Hi Jamie. Well what can I say!! You were a true star!! Thank you so much for making it a perfect evening. As you are now aware Sara loves a dance and I do my best to keep up. The songs were perfect from start to finish and I think the reaction of the group at the end spoke volumes as to what they though about you. We have all spent the morning laughing about what a fantastic night it was. Thanks again for being a part of the celebrations. Good luck for the future, and keep up the great work. You truly are a top entertainer. Best wishes."
Clive & Sara, 50th Birthday Party at Private Venue, Colchester, Essex. November 2018
"Wow!!! Jamie made the whole process of hiring his services so easy and the night of entertainment was more than we could have expected. Jamie performed at our 10th wedding anniversary and was so accommodating in making sure we got the music we love whilst also using his charm and personality to get the party going. Even better that Jamie provided the music during his short breaks and I couldn’t recommend him more."
Sean & Vit, 10 Year Anniversary Party at 'Thurrock Hotel', Essex. October 2018
"Jamie came to my house as a surprise organised by my boyfriend for my 30th birthday party! He played in the garden and was brilliant!!!! He took request from a lot of drunken family members, dealt with a complaint from the police and was still a pleasure, with a beautiful voice. Can not recommend this man enough."
Hollie Chapman, 30th Birthday Party at Home, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. September 2018
"Jamie Jamie Jamie ! Where do I start ? You were fabulous from start to finish from booking to performing ! Absolutely amazing you made our wedding, the guests loved you! We had so many compliments on the day and I’m so so happy I bit the bullet and changed my mind to have you perform through our wedding breakfast as well as the reception! There was songs for all ages and music choices, you weren’t over powering at all ! True legend, just got to think of a reason to book you again now ! Thank you so much Jamie ..... lots of love xx"
Sarah & Patrick Horwood, Wedding at 'Brands Hatch Place Hotel', Kent. August 2018
"Could not recommend Jamie more. Pleasure to deal with all through the planning and superb on the day and night. Everybody loved his music and we danced all night. Thank you so much x"
Sarah Lunn, Wedding at 'Chilley Farm', East Sussex. June 2018
"Jamie thank you for my amazing party, your entertainment was amazing! I had such a fantastic time dancing the night away! Everyone has commented how good you were! You made me feel special celebrating my birthday but not uncomfortable! It was an awesome night and everything I dreamed of. Thank you!"
Lindsay Rainbow, 40th Birthday Party at 'Thorpe Bay Yacht Club', Essex. May 2018
"We booked Jamie for our wedding on 22nd December 2017, he was thoroughly professional throughout and we had so many guests comment how good he was! We would not hesitate to book Jamie again in the future!"
Daniel & Kelly Hill, Wedding at 'The Essex Barn Great Yeldham', Essex. December 2017
"Just wanted to say a huge thank you to Jamie for singing at our wedding the weekend, you were amazing and we have had lots of comments on you and the playlist p...layed. We booked you with not a great amount of notice and so happy that you were free. Lovely guy even though he was full of a cold he still had a fantastic voice. We will definitely use you for any future functions. Thank you."
Lauren & Ryan Sutton, Wedding at 'High House', Essex. October 2017
"Dear Jamie, sorry it has taken a while but we just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding in July. You pitched it all just right and I don't remember hearing a bad song all night, we absolutely loved it all. We were really pleased to have you playing throughout the wedding breakfast as well, it just added that little something to it all. We have had many many comments from our guests on how much they loved your performance and all the music, some saying they thought you were the best wedding musician they had heard, and obviously we would agree. So thank you again for everything it was all just perfect."
Rosie & Marcus Bennett, Wedding at 'Lodge Farm', Herts. July 2017
"Thank you once again for coming all the way to Dubrovnik to play at our wedding. You were brilliant and all the guests thought so. As you could tell, everyone was on the dance floor having fun all night and you were a huge part of making it the best day of our lives. Thank you! I hope you enjoyed playing there too - particularly once the rain clouds passed.
I know my cousin Charlotte was really impressed and was talking about having you play at her wedding in September, so hopefully she will be in touch.
We will definitely come and see you play at one of the local Essex pubs again soon. I know my parents and some of our friends want to too, so we look forward to that!
And thank you for learning the XX 'Angels' for us - you smashed it and made it very special! When we get the photos and videos back from videographer, I'll send them over in case you want to use any of them on social media etc. Thanks again Jamie, and we will see you soon! xxxx"
Kelly & Jamie Godden, Wedding at 'Hotel Excelsior', Dubrovnik. May 2017
"Just had to write and thank Jamie for his incredible set on Saturday night for our house party. We have had literally dozens of messages to say how great he was and we were thrilled with everything he did. Cannot recommend him highly enough. He even nailed the banter with some pretty well oiled guests!! If only my liver could take it I would do it all again next weekend just so we could hire Jamie again. Thanks Again."
Natalie & Matthew Rowan, House Party at 'Private House', Watford. May 2017
"Hi Jamie, Thank you for an absolutely fantastic party - you were awesome and really made it a very special night. I've had lots of feedback from party guests, they really enjoyed your singing. It was brilliant - thank you.
Russell Davies, 40th Birthday Party at 'Private House', Chelmsford. January 2017
"Hi Jamie, A big thank you for Thursday night - you were amazing and added to the success of the evening. I've had extremely positive comments and the fact that people were actually dancing is testament to your fabulous performance. Thank you again."
Julie Norris, Corporate Christmas Party at 'Hyland House', Chelmsford. December 2016
"Hi Jamie, Hope you are well. Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you, you were perfect and exactly what we wanted! You honestly made our wedding day that little bit more special. Everyone is still raving about you and not a bad word was said. We honestly can't thank you enough and I will definitely be recommending you to family and friends. Hope you are over the worst of your cold! x"
Sarah & David Portman, Wedding at 'Leez Priory', Chelmsford. November 2016
"Hi Jamie, Just wanted to say a huge thank you for a brilliant night. I really couldn't be happier and everyone has commented on how great you were! I had an amazing time, see you at my 60th!!! Thanks again."
Lisa Ness, 50th Birthday Party at 'Maldon Golf Club, Surrey. October 2016
"Hi Jamie, Hope you are well? Sorry I have not been in touch - we got back from Honeymoon yesterday. Firstly, thank you for doing such an amazing job at our Wedding! Everyone commented on how good you were, and a few people have said they wanted you at their parties etc - I think Toms uncle may have even spoken to you about this? Thanks."
Katy & Tom Livermore, Wedding at 'The Old Brook Barn', Navestock. September 2016
"Evening Jamie. Well firstly let me apologise for not emailing you sooner! We have just been in a little love bubble and just got back from our little familymoon! What can we say Jamie... Thank you so much for your performance at our wedding you absolutly smashed it! starting with our first dance made it truely magical and then to carry on with everyone up dancing you really did an amazing job. We did have a lot of guests comment on how great you were!
There is nothing quite like a live singer to dance the night away to and to have you be part of our day was so special to us, we met you at my cousins wedding and straight away knew you were the singer for us! And you did keep to your high stanard throughout! You are a truly amazing singer/artist/performer and Dean and I are very greatful for you making our day absolutly amazing, one we will never forget!
Hope you are well and we hope to see you again. Good luck with everything Jamie and i'm sure I will be in contact in the future. All the best Jamie."
Lisa & Dean Williams, Wedding at 'Pontlands Park', Chelmsford. August 2016
"Hi Jamie, just to say a massive 'thank you' from Hannah and I for contributing to the most memorable day of our lives. Your prior diligence in understanding exactly what we were after and tailoring the day as such was spot on, and this is no more exemplified than in this video, the only one I took on the day...
You went out of your way to learn a song that we requested, you got everybody there engaged and singing along, and this - and your whole performance - to my mind set you head and shoulders above someone who just 'turns up': and as a consequence it was also a million times more memorable... You cared about us, you cared about the music. Legend. Thank you."
Tom & Hannah Cropp, Wedding at 'Notley Tythe Barn', Aylesbury. July 2016
"Morning Jamie, just wanted to say a massive thank you for Saturday. Sincere apologies for not being able to spend some time with you chatting and getting to know you, the day was just a bit hectic, but your professionalism and general performance was second to none and I’m sure this isn’t the first time you have heard this but you made the evening just fantastic. I lost count of the number of guests who said you were amazing, we even had a letter through the door the following morning from a neighbour who said she sat in the garden all evening listening to the music because she thought your voice was brilliant! All the best."
Paul & Dominique Hart, Wedding at 'Marquee at Home', Billericay. July 2016
"Hi Jamie, I just wanted to say thank you so much for playing at our wedding yesterday-you were brilliant! Everyone commented on how good the music was and how you played to all ages and tastes with such ease. Thank you again, you helped make the day exactly what we wanted! Thanks for making such an important part of our day go so smoothly and successfully."
Chris & Rachel Field, Wedding at 'Coltsfoot', Knebworth. July 2016
"Hi Jamie. Myself and Alison just want to say a big thank you for the superb music you provided. We had so many guests commenting how great it was and I think that was echoed by the amount of people that were dancing. Once again thank you and we will be in contact again for our first anniversary bash!"
Nick & Alison Phillips, Wedding at 'Denbies Wine Estate', Dorking. May 2016
"Hi Jamie, just wanted to drop a line to say thank you so much for playing at our wedding. We had a fantastic time, and from what I recall (!), the dancefloor seemed pretty full most of the night!."
Dom & Rachel Morris, Wedding at 'Kersey Mill', Suffolk. April 2016
"Thank you so much for singing at our wedding, you were AMAZING! Our day was definitely made by having you singing throughout the reception drinks and evening entertainment. Your performance of 'All of Me' was truly fantastic and we could not have asked for anything more from you, right from the day we contacted you until the end of the evening of our day itself. You were definitely the talk of the day with everybody commenting on how brilliant you were and everybody mentions you when we discuss our day! We wish you every success with the Wedding Awards you certainly deserve to win! Thanks again."
Danielle & Darren Reynolds, Wedding at 'Farnham Castle', Surrey. October 2015
"Thank you also for being so great on Saturday. Everyone was saying how good you were and Jak's dad was over the moon when you played Hotel California. We are so so pleased that we booked you and wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to our friends and family. Now we just need to organise another party so that we can book you again!"
Nic & Jak Purcell, Wedding at 'High Rocks', Kent. September 2015
"You are truly outstanding!! It was our absolute pleasure to have you share our magical day as an artist and as a friend. Having first booked you for our engagement party a year ago, through recommendations, yesterday you performed live our very special songs including wedding entrance and first dance, capturing every single word and line of the songs with such warmth and soul. I wouldn't change a single thing about yesterday and your amazing talent and performances complimented so well our perfect day. Need a new occasion just to be able to book you again!! For any brides to be looking for a live singer for their wedding, this man and his talents are perfect! We booked a singer and now have a friend, thank you very much! From the new Mr & Mrs Williams"
Katie & Rich Williams, Wedding at 'Cooling Castle' Rochester, Kent. August 2015
"Dear Jamie, thank you from the bottom of our hearts!! You added something to our wedding that we could not have imagined possible. We are so pleased with how you kept everyone dancing and enjoying your music. Also, you never seemed to take a break……amazing!! The time you took to present the song 'All of me' with our 3 beautiful nieces - Kira, Jessi and Kayleigh - is something we will never forget. It was incredibly moving and left us with tears in our eyes. It truly felt as though you were also a guest, not just providing the entertainment. Many of the other guests have requested your details and have been singing (excuse the pun) your praises. Once again, thank you so very much!"
Mark & Ingrid Allan, Wedding at 'Hoath House', Kent. July 2015
"Just a quick email to say a huge thank you for July 4th. You are brilliant and we had an absolute ball! Thank you for making the perfect afternoon and evening you definitely helped make it all extra special. We are back from honeymoon and back to reality with a bit of a bump, I wish I could go back and do it all again – exactly the same. I am going to get planning another party just so we can book you. I hope you are well and I hope to see you again."
Lucy Goodhill, Wedding at River, Kent. July 2015
"Well, once again you came and delivered your unique & exceptional music talent for Scott 's surprise 40th birthday party. We say you are unique because you really give the 'whole package' of great guitar playing, amazing singing and sound with a vast repertoire of songs to suit all ages and taste.
This is the fourth occasion that we have chosen you to play at various events and it sure will not be the last.
We cannot think of anybody else that can embrace the crowd with your warm personality and desire to get up and dance and just make everybody feel so happy. Thank you Jamie. As always you brought the party together providing perfect entertainment! I received lots of comments from our guests saying how good you are! 'Til our next do... Thank you so much again."
The Ashton Family, 40th Birthday Party, Fleggburgh, Norfolk. July 2015
"Thank you so much for performing at our wedding yesterday. You were absolutely amazing and really got the party started! I can not recommend you enough. It was an absolute pleasure to listen to you play. Thank you again!"
Alice Wesolowski, Wedding at 'Newton Park Barn', Milton Keynes. June 2015
"Thank you Jamie for rocking up our wedding . Loved the gig and the party. You are an amazing artist who ensured our wedding was a truly awesome event. If anyone out there is looking to book a fantastic award winning musician - look no further than Jamie - you will not be disappointed!"
Darren Beatty, Wedding at 'DeCourceys Manor', Cardiff. May 2015
"Thank you so much for playing at our wedding drinks reception yesterday!! You were amazing!! Loved every song!!"
Mr & Mrs Hobbs, Wedding at 'Hayne Barn House', Kent. April 2015
"Thank you Jamie for playing last night at my Mum's 50th birthday party. The night was amazing and everyone was up dancing. Would highly recommend you to all."
Melissa Finch, 50th Birthday Party, Castle Hedingham, Essex. March 2015
"Hi Jamie. Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say a massive thank you for Saturday. We had a great day and you helped to make that happen, one or both our favourite bits of the whole day was the fantastic singalong and Helen singing - so thank you so much, you nailed it! Everyone commented on how great you were and how much fun you helped bring to the day, with your relaxed and happy attitude. Thank you so much."
Joe & Helen Gordon, Wedding at 'Titchwell Manor', Norfolk. December 2014
"Hi Jamie. Just wanted to say a huge "Thank you" for your performance on Saturday - everyone loved you and you made my party a huge success that everyone is raving about. You were amazing. You got everyone up dancing and your singing was fabulous and we shall definitely be booking you again for our next party. AMAZING !!!! Thank you soooooooo much. Best wishes, Jackie & Howard"
Jackie Jupp, 50th Birthday Party, Old Windsor, Berkshire. December 2014
"Hi Jamie. A somewhat belated, but still heartfelt and big THANK YOU for your help in making my 50th birthday party at the OAKhouse, Maldon last month such a huge success. I really appreciated the quieter music for the first part of the evening allowing for conversation, and thoroughly enjoyed the more upbeat music later on so that I could get on the dance floor! Thank you too for not wincing at my request for a somewhat dubious song or two, pandering to my quest for nostalgia!
I have lost count of the number of comments I have had from my guests about how good you were and some have asked for your name and contact details, so I very much hope that you will get a booking or two out of the evening as well! Chris has already has said that he will book you for HIS big birthday in a couple of years time (should he decide to have a party!). Thank you again for your professional and personable presence."
Mandy Pond, 50th Birthday Party at 'The OAKhouse', Essex. November 2014
"Hi Jamie. Thank you so much for playing at our wedding in June, you were absolutely fantastic. From initial contact to the day itself, you were/are a true professional - always there to promptly answer our questions and offer good advice, as well as providing exceptional entertainment!
The variety in your repertoire is superb and by far the best of any other music acts we initially researched/have heard play at other weddings. You also went above and beyond by agreeing for my bridesmaid to sing a couple of songs with you...even going the extra mike by taking time out of your precious free time to rehearse with her before the big day. It meant so much to us and really did make the day extra special, so thank you.
Now onto the day itself....we really can't reiterate enough how brilliant you were! You were instrumental in creating the fantastic atmosphere at our wedding, which all of our guests have commented on. Your song choices throughout our outdoor reception drinks were brilliant, creating the nice relaxed vibe which you know Ed and I wanted. In fact, one of our favourite memories of the day is when we walked back to the drinks reception after a few photographs to hear you singing your version of "Don't you worry child" and seeing all of our guests enjoying themselves with a glass of Prosecco in hand!
During the evening reception you really upped the tempo, perfectly selecting songs to get the party started and the guests dancing, which is exactly what we wanted. You sure know how to get the crowd going! The sound you generate from your acoustic guitar is amazing and enough to rival any band!
In a nutshell, your act is first class. The fact that one of our guests booked you for their wedding after hearing you play at ours is testament to all of the feedback above! :-) We wouldn't hesitate in recommending you to friends/family and we are already thinking of excuses for party so we can book you again!
Wishing you all the best. Kat and Ed xxx"
Kathryn & Ed Preedy, Wedding at 'Blake Hall', Essex. July 2014
"This is going to be really short and sweet (much like myself) as I’m frantically trying to pack for honeymoon, but couldn't leave without saying the biggest thank you to you.
Jamie, you were absolutely awesome and made our wedding a truly perfect day. Thank you will never be enough and I will speak to you when I'm home, but as I said I couldn't leave without letting you know how grateful we both are.
We had two main talking points during our day - and for several days after - the food, and you. Seriously, I cannot believe we were so close to not having any live music - you made it, you really did. The "3 lions" was absolutely awesome too, so many people are still talking about what a great touch that was - in fact, some of the men got a bit emotional at it!!! hahaha! Enjoy your day and rest those sore fingers! X"
Keely Procter, Wedding at 'Gaynes Park', Essex. June 2014
"Hi Jamie, I just wanted to say a big thank you for everything you did for the party last Saturday night. Alex and Shaun had a fabulous time and you helped to create a wonderful atmosphere. So many people have told us that they really enjoyed your music. There is nothing to beat live music and you are a really talented musician and performer. I wouldn't be at all surprised if you get approached for further gigs from some of those who were there. Many thanks again."
Greg Insull, Alex & Shaun Wedding at 'Norwich City Football Club'. April 2014
"We have just celebrated my husband's 60th birthday in Phuket, Thailand.
We had 45 guests of close family and friends that travelled from all parts of the World to join us for this milestone! There was no question of who we wanted to entertain us for the big party. We HAD to have Jamie McGuire fly out from UK! This will be the third time that we have asked Jamie to play at our various events over the past three years. The first time was in Norwich where we became hooked on Jamie's wonderful personality and incredible talent with his music & ability to have every single person rocking on the dance floor, young and old! The second was last May where we asked Jamie to fly to Sorrento, Italy to play at my 60th birthday party.
My husband decided that he too wanted a party due to the success of my party. Italy was not good for a March birthday so we decided on our home place of Thailand. My husband said that he had to have Jamie and would not consider anybody else. We contacted Jamie to see if he would be prepared to fly such a distance for a gig! After serious consideration for his family, he agreed to do the distance for us. Again the party was a HUGE success, mainly due to a fabulous warm evening in Phuket and Jamie playing all our favourite music outside under the stars.
All our guests have become familiar with Jamie and have formed a wonderful genuine friendship with him. I cannot recommend Jamie enough. There is nobody that could give your celebration of whatever kind a better time.
Jamie is superb and knows how to gauge the crowd and what works in getting them in the party mood.
One of our guests that lives in Thailand had his first encounter with Jamie's musical talent & said that when he saw that we had a single musician with a guitar that he didn't expect the party to be so exciting . He was proved totally wrong and was stunned by Jamie's talent and repertoire. Cannot wait for another excuse for a party and Jamie will be a certainty again."
Bridget & Nigel Ashton, 60th Birthday Party, Phuket. March 2014
"Hi Jamie. Was planning to contact you earlier but hadn't got around to it yet - i'm still catching up with all the work I had fallen behind with! I would honestly score you a 10. The feedback I have received from my party guests concerning the singer/guitarist has been excellent. Everybody enjoyed listening or dancing to the music and some sang along because the atmosphere we were hoping to create happened. It was like we were all at a real après-ski bar! You were the ideal choice for this type of event and your renditions of our selection of classic songs, along with those you chose yourself to suit the mood at any time was perfect. Dealing with you was a pleasure because of your prompt efficient and helpful manner at all times. Thank you once again for helping to make my 60th birthday celebration party a great success."
Ray Prince, 60th Birthday Party, Shotgate, Wickford. January 2014
"Dear Jamie, five months on from our wedding our guests are still talking about you! Everyone was blown away with your talent, passion, professionalism and stamina!! You helped make our wedding day so special and are so thankful we found you!
From the first time we contacted you, you were approachable, professional and were happy to answer our endless questions. We hadn't considered having a singer the whole day and evening. However, after meeting you and seeing you perform we didn't hesitate. We still say it is one of the best decisions we made. Your personable and friendly attitude made it such a joy to have you perform at our wedding.
Your version of 'Fields of Gold' as I walked down the aisle was stunning - it is a memory I will always cherish. We are so thankful that you took the time to learn our extra songs, your hard work and dedication knows no bounds. Your repertoire is amazing and it meant that everyone could get involved. The wedding would not have been the same without you - it helped make the day flow so well and your singing made everyone smile, dance and tap their toes!
Thank you for your energy, enthusiasm and your sense of humour! We cannot recommend you enough to everyone, you simply were fantastic. I've said it before and I'll say it again "Best google search ever!"
Love Mr & Mrs Reid xxx"
Emma & Duncan Reid, Wedding at 'South Farm', Shingay-cum-Wendy. November 2013
"Hi Jamie. Just came down from the high from Saturday night (not drug induced!!). I just wanted to say a HUGE HUGE THANK YOU for a absolutely fantastic night. I have been inundated with texts, emails, fb posts on what a great party it was and how super impressed everyone was with you. The music was superb throughout the evening and hit the spot at every stage. We absolutely loved it. I hope our paths will cross at some later stage.... Thank you so much. Very best regards."
Kay Bailey, 50th Birthday Party at 'Brasteds', Norwich. October 2013
"Hi Jamie. We just wanted to thank you so so much for Friday night. You really made the night so special. It was the perfect end to a perfect day. Your singing and guitar playing was simply fantastic and the way you got the party going....it wouldn't have been the same without you. Thankyou for coming all the way down to us. The most memorable night of our lives!"
Zoe & Christian Saade, Wedding at 'Blackstock Barn', West Sussex. August 2013
"Jamie was fantastic! He's a great musician and sounded excellent (just as good as his samples on the website) and he was brilliant at gauging the mood and interacting with the crowd. He managed to get everyone (young and old) up and dancing - at one stage I ended up outside as it was a warm evening and I thought the dance floor must be empty, but when I went back inside I found it packed with our parents and their friends having a whale of a time!
We would definitely recommend Jamie; he seems like a really nice guy. He was very relaxed when our timings went a bit awry, he's got a huge playlist, he was very happy to play the songs we'd asked for (both during his set and when DJing), he sounds great, and he interacts really well with the crowd to get everyone on their feet and keep them there. We couldn't have asked for more. Thank you."
Hugo & Menna Wellesley, Wedding at 'The Albion', Islington. July 2013
"Hi Jamie. First chance we have had since getting back from our honeymoon to send you a message of our sincere thanks. We want to thank you so much for entertaining our guests at our wedding on 24th May 2013 in Norwich. I know we thanked you so much on the day but words can not describe how much our guests and ourselves enjoyed your entertainment. From start to finish you were truly brilliant, the amount of people asking us where we heard about you and how fantastic you are were endless. We definitely made the best choice in booking you and could not have wished for anything more, you really are a great musician and also a brilliant personality too. Thank you so much again, we will recommend you to everyone, and will never forget our wedding day, truly magical."
Damian & Nadine Smith, Wedding at 'Oaklands Hotel', Norwich. June 2013
"Jamie, you certainly have the knack to get everyone on their feet. You are a true artist and will certainly remain in people's minds when any event comes up for them. I know Stephen has said that he must have you to play at one of his parties in the future. His exact words were ..."Jamie is bloody brilliant!"
If anyone is looking for a successful party which involves great fun, everyone up dancing & very happy faces. Look no further than Jamie McGuire to achieve just that. We have now had Jamie play at two family events, one being at our Son's after wedding/pre honeymoon party which was a lunch/afternoon party. Just about everybody who were there, were nursing sore heads and fatigue from the amazing wedding the day before! Jamie very successfully had everyone up on their feet dancing, singing and literally having a ball yet again!!
The second event was very recently, when we had close family and friends come to my birthday party in Sorrento, Italy. We did not look any further than Jamie. We knew we had to have him fly over to achieve what he had for our Son and daughter-in-Law's party. Jamie helped me with organising sound equipment and helped me plan his gig for us. He is extremely friendly & professional not to mention his great voice with an amazing repertoire and an amazing ability to get people on their feet.
Jamie is now well known amongst our family and friends and all are saying that if any event comes up for them they will not hesitate to book Jamie. A tremendous guy that would never disappoint any event. We wish him well in the future.”
Bridget & Nigel Ashton, 60th Birthday Party, Sorrento, Italy. May 2013
"Hi Jamie. Thank you so much for your excellent performance on Friday. We thoroughly enjoyed and many of our friends and family commented on how professional and talented you were. It was well worth the extra expense of getting you to Swansea. Thanks again and kind regards"
Mr & Mrs Prince, Wedding at 'Grape & Olive', Swansea. April 2013
"Rachel: Jamie McGuire you are a legend, This is a very quick but, nevertheless truly heartfelt note to thank you very very much for being so amazing at Olivia's party. Everyone fell in love with you and thought you were the most incredibly brilliant musician. We can't thank you enough for spending the whole evening with us and for just going with the flow. Olivia has gained a huge amount of street cred with her friends and her parents friends too!
We all wish you a very Happy Christmas with your family. We are so very grateful to you for making the evening such a big hit.
Olivia: Thank you SO much for playing at my 18th on Saturday night, you absolutely rocked the house! The bit you did before the meal was perfect. As you know, I was worried about people not noticing you and although they didn't dance before, they definitely noticed you! So many of my friends said how nice it was to hear songs they actually liked and knew the words to! The sets you did after dinner were also excellent - I think that was proven by the number of people on the dancefloor, young and old!! Some personal favourites were "sit down" and of course "Dakota" but the whole set was fabulous and the song choices were brilliant! I hope you enjoyed the evening as much as we did! Thank you again."
Rachel & Olivia Boothman, 18th Birthday Party, Norfolk. December 2012
"Hi Jamie. Just wanted to say a big thank you for playing at our wedding & making it so special. The songs you learnt for the ceremony were amazing, most people thought it was a cd at first. I know it made James's day to have our whole venue singing along to oasis & all our guest commented on how great it was. Thanks again & we will defiantly be coming to see you perform again."
Amy & James Ricketts, Wedding at 'Vaulty Manor', Essex. October 2012
Kevin & Lyndsay Retzback, Wedding at 'Stubton Hall', Notts. September 2012
"Hi Jamie, thank you for helping to make our wedding such a wonderful day. We loved every minute of it and your music helped to make the day perfect. Many people commented on how impressed they were by your performance throughout the day and the evening was brilliant, we danced for what seemed like hours (until the venue cut your power!)"
Caroline & Simon Marriette, Wedding at 'Peckforton Castle', Cheshire. August 2012
"Jamie provided excellent service from start to finish, he was exceptionally professional and fully embraced our wedding requests and vision for the day. I would not hesistate to reccommend him to family and friends and would certainly have him to sing at any future events we have. So many wedding guests commented positively on Jamie's contrubition to our special day and it really made it for us to have him there performing. He certainly delivered and created such a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. Thanks once again."
Stuart & Amy Chapman, Wedding at 'Wantisden Valley', Suffolk. July 2012
"Dear Jamie, what a fabulous night!! '28th July 2012, Maggie's Hen Night' you have a fantastic voice and the brilliant repertoire of songs. Maggie could not believe how we managed to find someone who could sing all her favorites! You not only sang a great set and had everyone dancing you also made us all laugh with your quick one liners!! My mum and her best friend were very taken with you, also I know a few of the girls would have liked to have taken you home!? You made our night very special - a great combination of laughter, dancing, singing!! A night to remember. Thank you again Jamie, I will definitely be recommending you for any future events that my friends and family may have. Hope to party with you again soon!"
Jenny Bergdahl, 'Maggies Hen Night' at 'The Bushel', Bury St Edmunds. July 2012
“Jamie, you were unbelievable at our wedding yesterday. A true star, absolutely amazing day had by all and lots down to you. We could not recommend you highly enough to every bride and groom....they would be silly not to book you. Thank you for having such an amazing talent and for making our wedding the best day of our lives. Words cant describe the amazing comments from all our guests about you. Thank you. xxx"
Michelle & Gregg Lynch, Wedding at 'Blake Hall', Essex. July 2012
“Hiya Jamie. I'm sure we weren't your easiest clients to satisfy but we both wanted to thank you for your superbly entertaining and professional job last Saturday. We have heard nothing but praise from all our guests and your music set the tone for what was a perfect day from start to finish. Thank you so much for all your help and we will, of course, be recommending you to anyone who'll listen. Warm regards."
Richard & Tom, Wedding at 'Islington Town Hall' and '6 St Chad's Place', London. June 2012
“Hi Jamie. Ryan and I would like to thank you for performing at our wedding. You exceeded our expectations and we both regret not having you there all day. Huge complements from all that attended too.....Our friends loved you! I believe my friend Anna has been in touch enquiring your availability for her wedding party but you are unfortunately booked that weekend. Boooooo!! Many Thanks again and hope to see you in the future."
Laura & Ryan Bunce, Wedding at 'Cain Manor', Hampshire. April 2012
"Hi Jamie. So having taken most of yesterday to recover I am now back in the land of the living and just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for Saturday night. I have had so many comments about how good you were and you created exactly the atmosphere I hoped for. The balance between background and getting people up and dancing was spot on and as you will no doubt have noticed I really enjoyed myself as did the guests! Thank you so much absolutely great. I would be delighted to write a reference if useful for your website or feel free to use the contents of this email. Thanks Sally."
Sally Munday, 40th Birthday Party in Oxfordshire. March 2012
"Jamie, we just wanted to thank you for your amazing performance at our wedding. You are truly talented and exceeded our expectations. You helped give us our perfect day and for that we can't thank you enough. Good luck with fatherhood. All the best."
Rosanna & Anthony Griffiths, Wedding in Willoughby-on-the-Wold. September 2011
"One of the most difficult things for me and my Husband when planning our wedding was deciding on the entertainment for the reception. I really wanted a DJ but Scott (my Husband) did not want that as he found them annoying and wanted a singer, which I did not want, this therefore caused a few arguments. I was looking on Google one day and came across Jamie's website and after much discussion we decided to book him. It was the best decision we had made, we got the best of both worlds - a singer and also music like a DJ would play in his breaks, but I am really glad we did not just go for a DJ in the end. Jamie is a brilliant singer. From the very first email to the moment he left at the end of the night he always gave outstanding service, nothing was ever too much trouble for him. He replied extremely quickly to emails or phone calls, I never had to wait no more than a day a day for a reply and if it was longer he would always apologise for not getting back sooner.
One thing the guests will remember at any wedding is the entertainment, if it is rubbish then they will forget but if it is excellent then they will remember and talk about it for many weeks after and I found this with ours, all the guests loved Jamie and have not stopped talking about how good he was. The songs he played were brilliant. Every time I went to go and talk to a guest he played a good song and I ended up leaving the guest and back on the dance floor. One of the most memorable moments of the day for me, apart from the wedding service, was the song my Dad had asked Jamie to dedicate to Scott, which was Bobby Vee's 'Take Good Care of my Baby'. I knew he was going to play that song so I decided to listen to it on You Tube before the day. Jamie was 1000 times better! Hearing it live was incredible I was absolutely blown away by how beautiful Jamie's voice came across. I cried in my Dad's arms when he sang it as it really touched my heart as I knew that I was no longer his little girl. When I looked up half the room was crying too. I will treasure this moment forever.
Jamie is worth every single penny and I would recommend him to anybody looking for an extremely talented singer. Thank you once again Jamie for making what was a magical day for us even more magical. It was an absolute pleasure to have you part of our day."
Hollie & Scott Englefield, Wedding at 'Scarborough Hill', Norwich. August 2011
"Hi Jamie. I just wanted to say a MASSIVE MASSIVE thank you for making our wedding say so special. We absolutely loved the music (as you could tell from all my dancing) and the guests have been saying it was the best wedding music they have heard! Thank you very much and we will be using you again for any future events we may have. Take care, and thanks once again."
Samantha & Rob Baker, Wedding at 'Prested Hall', Essex. July 2011
"Hi Jamie. I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for playing at James' party on Saturday. Your choice of music was brilliant and everyone commented on what a great voice you have. A personal favourite for me was the Pulp Fiction dance off, but really all of it was great. I would not hesitate to recommend you and I think all of the people at the party would agree. Thanks again."
Katy Max, 40th Birthday Party, Hertfordshire. July 2011
"It's been almost a year since you played for us at Polhawn Fort in Cornwall. We've been meaning for ages to post a comment, but the anniversary has finally made us do it!
We came across Jamie when searching for someone to play at our Wedding, and instantly fell in love with his choice of songs and style of playing. We dealt with many suppliers, from chair covers to caterers, but from first contact, Jamie was by far the most professional. He knew what we wanted more than us! Our guests loved him, and I wouldn't hesitate for a second to recommend him. If possible we'd have him back for the anniversary too! Thanks again and best of luck in everything you do."
Brian & Michelle Gilroy, Wedding at 'Polhawn Fort', Cornwall. July 2010
"Thank you so much for helping to make Manny's 40th Birthday party a night to remember. Your music and lighting made for the perfect atmosphere, so much so that even the most reluctant of dancers go up onto the dance floor that night. Our guests were very impressed....a great mix of songs and music styles...something for everyone! We loved it...best Birthday present ever!!
Lots of love and we will definitely think of you next time we have a big occasion to celebrate."
Ileen & Maneesh Patel, 40th Birthday Party, Kent. June 2011
"Hi Jamie, just wanted to drop you a line to thank you so much for playing at our wedding on 24 June. You really helped to make the day really special for us, from your superb acoustic set during our service to your interactive evening set. Anyone that I have spoken to since the wedding has said how good you were, you catered for everything from my friends requesting random songs to even playing 'Postman Pat' for all the children (genius). Anyone celebrating a special occasion should look no further than booking you, it will be be the best money they could spend. Thanks again."
Liam & Sarah Hutchings, Wedding at 'Blake Hall', Essex. June 2011
"Hi Jamie, we just wanted to write and say a huge thank you for all you did for us on Saturday. It was a fantastic evening and felt your music totally made the evening! We've had so much positive feedback about you and are so grateful for your performance. Hope you got back home ok and perhaps see you one day in the future given how many of our friends and family requested your name!"
Fiona & Chloe de Caux, 21st Birthday Party at 'King Edward Hall', Sussex. June 2011
"Dear Jamie, on behalf of Samm and I, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your performance on our wedding day - Friday 10th June. As you know, we were a little apprehensive about booking a live acoustic guitarist for our evening wedding entertainment as it is not perhaps the obvious choice, however to say that you were absolutely excellent does not do you justice. Every single one of our guests was amazed at the breadth and depth of sound that one very obviously talented man can get from a guitar. The energy of your performance was incredible, you made Samm and I feel really special and as you saw for yourself everyone had a fantastic time.
We are so very pleased that you worked with us before the event itself to allay all of our concerns and to ensure that your song choices matched exactly what we wanted. Music is a big part of our life and was always intended to be an important part of our wedding day. You surpassed all of our expectations. The icing on the cake of a perfect day. Love, Martin and Samm."
Martin & Samm Gurney, Wedding at 'Wetherle Manor', Warwickshire. June 2011
"Dear Jamie, one very big thank you from the bottom of my heart for your lovely performance on our wedding day. I thoroughly enjoyed our conversations before the big day too - your customer service skills are outstanding. It was just what I wanted and the song selection was fantastic and truly I could not have wished for a better person to give us music to enjoy. Our first dance was just lovely. We hadn't practiced but you had and I shall always love my memories. Thank you. I hope your success continues and rubs of on your footie team! (Man United -Ed). Sending you love and light."
Claire & Dominic Waddell, Wedding at 'The Pumphouse', Avon. April 2011
"Dear Jamie, it was so lovely to meet you, eventually, after our various e-mails. I really felt I knew you and I must say I am SOOO glad that we found you and had you to play at Scott and Sarah's Newlyweds Party. You were just perfect for what we wanted and even had people up on the floor dancing, in the afternoon!! Truly amazing, especially as there were several 'worse for wear' people around you but you certainly got them revved up again, giving us another fabulous day.
Your choice of songs was excellent together with your fine voice and guitar skills. I know that several guests are intending to contact you for future events. Nigel and I are seriously thinking of another excuse for a party and will absolutely need you to perform for us. We will be in touch. Thank you Jamie for everything. Our very best wishes until next time."
Bridget & Nigel Ashton, Newlyweds Party at 'Dunstan Hall', Norfolk. April 2011
"Hi Jamie, we just wanted to say thank you for helping to make our wedding day so special. Your performance created just the right atmosphere from the ceremony through the drinks reception to the evening party. Your singing and playing were a hit with everyone despite the wide range of ages of our family and friends. Thanks again."
Suzanne & John, Wedding at 'East Lodge', Derbyshire. April 2011
"Dude you were seriously the biggest hit at the wedding, with the exception of Ayesha and I of course!!. Everyone was seriously loving the music, your voice and it wouldn't have been the same without you!!!"
Gary & Ayesha Das, Wedding at 'Channels Golf Club', Essex. March 2011
"Hi Jamie. A massive thanks for last night, the music was fantastic and made the evening very special. It certainly was a pleasure dealing with someone so approachable and professional. All the very best for future events, not that you will need it."
Neil Dickson, 40th Birthday Party at 'Aylsford Rugby Club', Kent. March 2011
"Dear Jamie, Szende and I would just like to say another big thank you for your performance at our Wedding. Everyone really enjoyed it and many commented on what a great job you did. It was perfect. We couldn't of wished for more. Please add me to your mailing list as we would love to come down and see you play again sometime. Thanks again."
Ed & Szende Wilson, Wedding at 'Egypt Mill', Gloucestershire. November 2010
"Several of the people who attended our party would pay to see you again, as we would too of course! You have been a real pleasure to deal with. Very efficient, professional and patient from start to finish - and that makes a change these days!"
Peter & Irene Ford, 25th Wedding Anniversary, West Sussex. October 2010
"Hi Jamie. Just wanted to say Many Thanks for the fantastic performance you gave at our son Matt's 18th Birthday Party on Friday, we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and all the guests mentioned how good you were. Matt's friends very much enjoyed the song choices and said it was great to go to a 18th party that was live music instead of a disco.
I also think another reason why it was such a success was that Matt and ourselves were able to give you an idea of the kind of music we all liked before hand by going through your playlist and advising you accordingly, which you then acted on and as a result everyone enjoyed the night whatever they were doing, dancing, chatting or just listening and watching.
We will definitely be in contact with you again when we have our next celebration of our other son's 18th and our silver wedding anniversary in the near future and I am sure you will have many more contacts from guests of Matt's party. Many thanks again Jamie."
Peter & Anita Brookes, 18th Birthday Party, Essex. August 2010
"Hi Jamie. I just wanted to thank you for helping to make my party on Sunday so enjoyable. We loved your performance & many of our guests have called to say how great you were. So thanks again and if we are in need of a musician again I will certainly give you a call. My very best wishes"
Janette Duncan, Party at 'Gildings Barn', Surrey. July 2010
"Hi Jamie. I know we've sent a card but just wanted to say a big thank you for performing at our wedding at Braxted Park. You were really brilliant, and played such a great range of songs. My now husband hadn't been sure about booking you, because you dont really know until the day whether it will be a success. But obviously I was right! And you were a success. You were brilliant with the song choices that were being thrown your way aswell - sorry about the bob dylan fan!! I will be sure to recommend you to any of my friends, good luck with rest of your career."
Katie Jones, Wedding at 'Braxted Park', Essex. June 2010
"Hi Jamie. I find myself in a most unusual situation where my vocabulary does not extend far enough to tell you how wonderful I thought you were when you played at my wedding on Monday. Obviously I had hoped and thought that I made the right choice when I hired you but you performed beyond my wildest expectations and the banter with your adoring audience, including the mini-maniac toddlers, was magic. Your performance at the ceremony was perfect, absolutely perfect, couldn't have been better. I have lost count of how many people have asked me where I found you and said how good they thought you were.
Thank you so very much Jamie, I am thrilled that you played at our wedding and wouldn't hesitate for a single second to call on you again should I ever make another function of any sort........ok stop groaning! You made a huge contribution to making my day magically perfect and I'll certainly never forget your amazing performance. I wish you every success in the future, you certainly deserve it."
Sue Wallace, Wedding at 'Holiday Inn Express', London. May 2010
"Every part of the booking and act was very professional and stress free. You had been recommended to us but we still wouldn't know until the end of the evening just how well you did. I am very pleased to say that we thought you were fantastic and so did our guests. All thought your choice of songs, length of performance and voice were brilliant. Thanks for making our evening so enjoyable. We couldn't of wished for a better night of entertainment."
Tracy Shelton, Wedding at ''Langar Hall', Nottingham. April 2010
"Hi Jamie. Thank you very much for your assistance and performance at our Wedding on Friday, the music was thoroughly enjoyed by all and created a great atmosphere for the evening. I would also like to congratulate you on your professionalism from the initial enquiry through to your prompt arrival and excellent performance on the evening. Would highly recommend. Many thanks again."
Antony & Donna Shore, Wedding at 'The Hickstead Hotel', West Sussex. March 2010
"Hi Jamie. A big thank you for your tremendous contribution on our special night. Everyone had a great time and I have received so many compliments about the music (and musician). You worked so hard and the music you sang and played was perfect for the evening. Hope you got home OK and once again many, many thanks. Very best regards."
Julia & Brian Tant, 40th Anniversary at 'The Compasses Inn', Surrey. March 2010
"Delighted on all counts and have recommended you to many others and will continue to do so. Excellent music and I have had many friends and family comment on how broad your repertoire was and how professionally it was delivered. It was a great feeling to know we had both the music and the atmosphere taken care of having heard the preview disc you kindly sent us. This is a winner and gave us a high degree of certainty for the success of the party. I was knocked out with the intro filler music too, and appreciated the special one you learnt for us Paul Weller ‘You Do Something To Me’. You’re a diamond find mate. Thanks again and good luck with everything."
Martin Green, 50th Birthday Party at 'London Irish RFC', Middlesex. February 2010
"Hi Jamie, hope you are well. We were both so pleased with the way it went. It was an amazing day and your performance was the icing on the cake. Everybody had such a brilliant time and the people we have spoken to since (pretty much everyone!) have said they were SO impressed with your performance. So many people said how they would recommend you to anyone having a wedding or function where live music was required. The way you interacted with everyone was amazing – it made it feel so personal that you allowed my best man, wife and her brother, and my brother in law sing with you, amongst others. I just wish so much that I could experience the evening again, in slow motion, and have everything filmed so that I could play it all back again and again! Everything from the moment I enquired about booking you has been first class. You were always quick to respond to queries I had and were really flexible with timings and music we wanted you to perform. On the day everybody could not believe how brilliant you were, from the laid back acoustic set in the afternoon drinks reception to the upbeat sets in the evening when you had everyone dancing. I had high expectations but you exceeded those. Our wedding day was amazing and your performance contributed to that a great deal. Thank you so much.
The song for the first dance was totally memorable – performed perfectly. I am so glad you were able to learn it for us. Singing a duet with my best man, allowing my wife and her brother sing Hey Jude, and my brother-in-law to sing numerous Oasis songs with you at the end of the night was all amazing. Your song choices were perfect. I was a little worried that some of the guests may not appreciate the large “indie” content in your repertoire but you mixed it up brilliantly so that everyone was always keen to listen and dance.
My sister called the other day and said the only music she is playing at the moment is from your website – she loves the same music as me and thinks you were absolutely brilliant! If you ever decide to make a cd of some of your songs let me know as I am sure plenty of people would like to buy one! We cannot thank you enough and hope we are able to see you perform again. It would be great to be kept up to date if you are performing publicly, either in London or out further West! Many thanks again for playing such an important part in what was a truly memorable day."
Matt & Lucinda Taylor, Wedding at 'The Bay Tree Hotel', Cotswolds. January 2010
"Hi Jamie. Many thanks for a superb night of music on Saturday in memory of my dear best friend Terry. Your performance was excellent and was appreciated by all the different aged groups there. Your choice and balance of music was first class and people even phoned me on Sunday to congratulate me for the arrangements and asking for your contact details for future reference. They all thought your performance and singing was excellent and it was a shame you had to finish at 12 midnight. Terry's close family also thought you were superb and very professional and loved your voice.
I will definitely call upon you again for my next live music party and will definitely recommend you to my friends, family and work colleagues. My only criticism would be that you don't support the best football team in England, the mighty 'Gooners'.
All the best and look forward to seeing you perform again soon. Keep in touch and let us know if you are performing again over in Berkshire at an event we can come to."
Les and Jackie Carey, Remberance Party at 'The Sand Martins', Berkshire. January 2010
"Thank you so much for making the party so brilliant on Saturday - everyone said how much they enjoyed your singing and playing and you were able to create the perfect atmosphere from start to finish. Lots of positive comments about the music. It was fantastic to have everyone up dancing and singing and you definitely have a talent for getting the 'feel' of the people in the room. Thanks also for your patience at the planning stage and for taking the time to listen to what we wanted. I have no hesitation in recommending you to all my friends and family. Thanks again for an amazing night - please let me know if you are playing in this area. Take care and thanks again."
Anna and Kellie, 40th Birthday Party at 'The Blue Boar', Essex. January 2010
"We couldn't have been more happy with the way everything went on the day, everybody loved you and it was exactly what we wanted. We knew everybody would get up and dance and it was lovely to see everyone enjoying you. Loved that you were able to work with the DJ and coming in together. You seemed to take on board the crowd that you had and sang the songs you thought would work - and it did!! Hope you enjoyed the night and hope to come and watch you again soon!!"
Gina and Paul Greenaway, Wedding at 'Theobolds Park Hotel', Herts. December 2009
"Scott and I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for the fantastic entertainment that you provided on Saturday night. Our day was filled with fun and laughter and the atmosphere at the reception was fantastic, it was lovely to look around the room and see everyone singing along. The mix of songs that you sang was just right and I can't thank you enough for the Take That and Bon Jovi! Once I get the official photo's through I will send some of them on to you.
Thank you once again."
Emma and Scott Spindler, Wedding at 'The Alma', London. December 2009
"Thankyou so much for learning so many new songs. We thought your music was amazing and so many guests really enjoyed listening to you. All our love."
Alistair and Julia Cobb, Wedding at 'The Reid Rooms', Essex. November 2009
"Just a quick message to say thank you very much for Saturday night. Everybody was very impressed with you and had a great evening. Very positive feedback from all. If you're playing anywhere local please let me know so I can come down and watch and if you can rememeber the second song I murdered, I'll love to know what it was as I can't remember. Cheers."
Phil Pennack, (Wife's) 40th Birthday Party at 'The Alma', Essex. November 2009
"Hi Jamie. Just wanted to write a quick note to say thank you for making my mums 60th one to remember. Guests have been calling to thank us for organising such a memorable and enjoyable party, and much of the success is due to the great mix of music that was covered during our event by you to suit all ages and tastes. I will of course recommend you to friends and family, and thank you once again."
Rob Fox, 60th Birthday Party, Essex. October 2009
"Matt and I just wanted to say how fantastic it was to have you playing at our wedding on 26th September. The day was absolutely perfect and your music fitted the occasion brilliantly. We've had so many comments from friends and family about how great you were - we expect to see you at all of our friend's weddings! Thanks again."
Alex and Matt Enston, Wedding, Kent. September 2009
"Jamie McGuire - a top chap and musician. Great live music and entertainment, especially for lovers of guitar music from Beatles, Elvis to Radiohead, Oasis and Kings of Leon. Jamie was very professional in his setup and organisation for the night. This really helped take the pressure of my wedding day and it was really special to have the First Dance played live just for me and my wife. Very recommended."
Robert Craske, Wedding at 'The Ramada Hotel', Birmingham. September 2009
"Hi Jamie. Just wanted to say thank you for such a great performance on Saturday night (and i'm not talking about my singing!). Everyone commented on how great it was to have live music and more specifically, how good you were. Martyn and I really enjoyed it and would recommend you to anyone who was afer a live act for an event.
I hope I didn't scare you too much with my amazing voice?! Presumably you have been busy organising our world tour... Thank you again."
Catriona Russell, 'Catfest' Summer Party, Beds. August 2009
"Hi Jamie, I just have to write to you to tell you how brilliant you were on Saturday! Everyone thought you were outstanding and several people asked for your contact details! You made our party such fun and it was great having you there joining in! Thanks so much, I am now thinking up another reason to book you again!"
Catherine Jenkinson, 30th Birthday Party, Gloucs. July 2009
"I was concerned to start that Jamie would not be able to get the party swinging as we had such a wide age range. "WRONG" no such problem, everybody commented on his great performance and the way he is able to play that guitar with no backing music was incredible. We had a fantastic night and big thanks to Jamie. Good luck in the future mate!!!!"
John Saxton, 47th Birthday (Garden) Party, Slough. June 2009
"I know it's taken a while to do this but I would like to say a great big thankyou for attending our wedding reception on the 9th May 2009 at the Talbooth.You were excellent and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the music you provided - especially claire and emma!I would personally like to say thankyou for getting hold of the live version of One Day Like This for our 1st dance.Although it was a lovely day and most of our guests were outside we all thought you were excellent and everyone commented on how good you were and what a range of music you provided. You played most of the songs that were requested and if you didn't know them quite so well you still tried (Jamie singing suspicious minds with you was great by the way!).I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone who was looking for live entertainment and I wish you all the success in your career.Best wishes and Big thankyou's again."
Vicky Everett, Wedding at 'The Talbooth', Essex. May 2009
"Jamie was exactly what I expected. Arrive on time, friendly, great talent and received LOADS of compliments through the night! If I need to do it again, I will do exactly the same! 10 on your scale."
Madelein Odendal, 40th Birthday at 'The Headley', Essex. May 2009
"We would just like to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding reception in March. We thought you were fabulous. We are so grateful to you for taking the trouble to learn our 'first dance' at such short notice - you did a superb version.Since the wedding all our guests have been complimenting you. The music that you played and the way you played it really got everyone going and it was great to see so many people dancing the night away.We would have no hesitation in booking you again should we ever have a party to organise. Similarly we would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone looking to book you in the future. Thanks again for helping us make our day so perfect and special."
Rachel & Simon Cushing, Wedding at 'The Swan', Suffolk. March 2009
"As I think most of the wedding party told you through the night, your performance, song choice and the atmosphere created was fantastic. Both of us are huge music fans and we we’re delighted to hear some of the new tunes you’d learnt, kicking off with the Kings of Leon set the tone for the rest of the night! Everyone commented how the music was like no other wedding they’d been to and it made the reception just the kind of fun, energetic and memorable evening we hoped for – I don’t think we’ve ever danced so much and for so long! We wanted an upbeat atmosphere for the reception and this was assured with the quality of performance and the song choice that suited everyone’s taste. No one could believe it was just you up there on your own - it felt like a whole band was in the room! We knew we’d made the right choice even before you performed and since the wedding everyone has kept talking about the music it went down so well. Again, thanks for making it such a great night, I’ve had a number of guests asking or your details for upcoming parties and events so I’ve happily passed these on. We’re both keen to come to another gig in the future, so please let us know when you’re playing in the area."
Gavin & Kim Dobson, Wedding at 'The Oakhouse', Essex. April 2009
"Hi Jamie, just wanted to say thanks so much for playing at our wedding (ceremony and drinks reception) on 28th March. It was everything we hoped it would be & we've had loads of comments about how good you were. Planning to have a church blessing in the summer & another party - so maybe another date for your diary if you're up for it!"
Nikki Ribbands, Wedding at 'Bawdsey Manor', Suffolk. March 2009
"Hi Jamie, I hope you're well. I just wanted to send you a quick email to thank you for your amazing music on Friday night. You truly made the proposal so special and we will always remember you when we think of that night! I have just listened to your song 'Happy' again and it really is a beautiful song. Thank you so much again, and best of luck with everything."
Mitesh & Future Mrs Popat, Surprise Proposal at 'Kings College', London. March 2009
"Thank you so much for making our wedding day evening go with a swing. Everyone had a great time and really appreciated your fantastic performance. I didn't think that you were ever going to be able to get off the stage. Some of our guests were getting quite attached to you, even after the fourth encore!"
Juliette Cottam, Wedding at 'The Eight Bells', Oxfordshire. December 2008
"Dear Jamie, just wanted write and thank you for playing at our wedding ceremony and drinks reception. You played all the music we liked and had asked for and we were so impressed that you were willing to learn new songs for us. Many of the guests have commented on how great they thought you were and you certainly created just the right ambience for our ceremony and we loved the Oasis afterwards!"
Ginette Egan, Wedding at 'The Lawn', Essex. October 2008
"Just like to say a big thank you for last Saturday Jamie. I thoroughly enjoyed my 60th birthday party. You sang and played all the music I liked and requested, plus learnt a couple of new ones for me. I would not hesitate to book you again, you were so easy and accommodating to deal with. Many many thanks."
Sue Frost, 60th Birthday Party, Essex. September 2008
"Jamie McGuire knew every song requested at the reception of our wedding, his repertoire is limitless! He really quickly created a party atmosphere and everyone had a fantastic time dancing and singing along. Jamie is a really professional guy who worked with us to make our special day come to life. We can't wait for our next party..."
Steve & Nadine Brown, Wedding at 'The Oakhouse', Essex. September 2008
"I would like to thank you very much for making our evening such a hit! We all enjoyed it so much and your choice of music was 'spot on'. Our guests also thought you were extremely talented and I would have no reservations in recommending you to all my friends and family. Thanks once again."
Betty Anderton , 60th Birthday Party at 'SB Hydrogen', Essex. August 2008
"Hi Jamie, just wanted to say thanks for last Saturday night, everyone who attended the party thought that you were fantastic and hope that I ask you back for the next one, which I most certainly will do."
Julie Ladell, Birthday Party, Suffolk. July 2008
"Jamie was excellent throughout, superb selection of songs and everyone commented on how good he was! Quality, showmanship and a great set list."
Adrian Stout, Wedding at 'The King of Hearts', Norwich. June 2008
"For anyone reading this, if you are considering hiring Jamie for a special event, then we highly recommend him. We hired Jamie for our wedding reception and the guests haven't stopped talking about how great he was. Our wedding was small with 40 guests and we wanted a live singer for the evening so guests could either sit there and enjoy the music / sing along or dance if they wanted to. The age range of our guests was from 30s to 60s and the music Jamie sang met everyone's taste by singing popular songs everyone would know (and not the tacky ones like you get with DJs). Jamie arrived well before he was due to start. We hired Jamie from 8pm till midnight and during his break he arranged for music to be played, which was one less thing we had to worry about.
Jamie is very professional at the event and in the preparation before the event. To be honest I had never hired a live singer before and Jamie's professionalism in understanding our requirements was excellent. Jamie provided us with a list of songs for us to review in case we wanted to add or remove any. We didn't remove any songs but added songs we liked which Jamie learnt for us.
One of the songs he sang for us was our 'first dance', which made it very special. Jamie also went to the venue well in advance of the wedding to check where he would be setting up and liaised direct with the venue manager on our behalf. Jamie then confirmed to us how he was going to set-up his equipment with timings and ensured it was ok with us (which it was). Jamie set up all his equipment before our guests arrived for the pre-reception at 2:30pm. So when he arrived at 8pm he wouldn't need to interrupt in setting up his equipment, yet everything was ready for when he arrived.
I can assure you any questions you have about what Jamie will be doing at your event (however silly of a question as I did have some) he will answer and meet your requirements.
If you do decide to hire Jamie then I am sure you will receive the same excellent service in the preparations and on the day as we did.
I have already given Jamie's number to family and friends and we would defiantly hire him again. Thank you again Jamie for helping us making our day special."
Vicky Josse, Wedding at 'The Oakroom at The Hoop', Essex. February 2008