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*Matthew MADE our wedding!! He was absolutely amazing. We asked for him to begin playing straight after the meal to avoid a lull in the day.. and there definitely was not a lull!! He was completely flexible in terms of the songs he played, taking requests and getting the crowd going. Some people might have been annoyed at Oasis being requested for the tenth time that night but Matthew was happy to oblige and even let us have a bash at some singing ourselves!! Every single guest commented on how great he made the day and we can’t thank him enough. 100% recommend. Mr and Mrs Morley – Bashall Barn – Clitheroe – Lancashire

*There are not enough words in the dictionary to say how amazing this guy is. What a top bloke. Matt is truly talented, professional, unique and amazing!! Your voice is superb, your vibe is phenomenal and your ability to get the dance floor going has blown us away. During the day and at the ceremony all our guests commented on how fantastic you were, your voice and acoustics are outstanding. Later in the evening you then turned your singing skills into DJ-ing…just wow!! Talk about reading the dance floor!? Matt you are nothing short of spectacular! Absolutely fantastic and so grateful you were a massive part of our day. From the bottom of our hearts we cannot thank you enough for everything you brought to our wedding day! If you are reading this review because you are looking for an amazing singer and a wonderful DJ honestly you need look no further…he is truly the best. – Jem Freer – 08/09/2018 – Smallshaw Cottages – Sheffield

*Matt you are a star! Simply! You were great from start to finish. You were always there for me to help me with my decisions even when I decided not to do the first dance you didn’t let us give up. Thank you not only for the brilliant singing and part but for the friendship and advice you given me throughout this whole process. Without you and your star quality the party would have never been the same. I can’t thank you enough and thank you doesn’t do justice for the amount of fun I had! You played Karma Chameleon for me at the cocktails and all yours (and now I know requests songs) were absolutely perfect! You Give Love A Bad Name is one of my big favourite songs of all times!!! Thank you so so much! Now I can only hope I can have the privilege of listening to you singing again! (Or watching you throwing some moves on the dance floor!!!) X Cami – Camilla and Thomas Garbutt – Wedding Package – The Crown Inn – Roecliffe –  North Yorkshire

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 *Matthew provided the disco for my fiancées 40th birthday bash and I gave him a really tough brief – exclusively 80’s! I had no need to worry. He had obviously researched the era and gave us everything we wanted and more. Banger after banger of dance floor fillers that had the room buzzing. I understand that this was an unusual request and one that he’d not had to do before so I was thrilled with the outcome. I will definitely be asking Matt to provide the entertainment at the next party I organise – and I’d recommend YOU to do the same! – Martin Deakin – 80’s Birthday Party –  14/3/20 – Barnsley – Yorkshire

*Well what can I say!? Absolutely outstanding night of entertainment and music. What a true gentleman Matthew is and great communication leading up to our event. Highly recommend. Thank you so much x – Amanda Stevens – 50th Birthday Party – 18/01/19 – Sheffield – YorkshireSheffield Wednesday

*Excellent performance from an Absolute gentleman who went above and beyond to help me make the proposal as special as it could be. Thank you. – Lee Evans – Surprise Proposal – 4/12/19 – Lincoln

*Myself and my husband can’t thank Matt enough. He was incredible on our wedding day from start to finish, from an intimate acoustic during the ceremony right through to the evening DJ set. He created an amazing atmosphere and kept us all entertained all day. His relaxed and warm nature made us feel so at ease and we have had so many guests tell us how they found him so approachable and fun!! He created some fun special moments for us and our guests that we will remember forever. Nothing was too much to ask. If you are looking for someone very talented to fill your day with special moments, and give you a real good party too, this is your guy. Thanks so much Matt x – Emma Shaw – All Day Wedding Package – 12/10/19 – Doncaster –  Hooton Pagnell Hall

*We’d like to thank Matt for all his hard work during our wedding! He created a fantastic atmosphere from start to finish, he was happy to accommodate any acoustic requests and all of our family singing along in the whisky grain silo was a particularly high point. We’ll also never forget him playing one of our favourite songs whilst I walked down the aisle. He made the day fun and created the laidback atmosphere we had hoped for! Everyone loved him and said how fantastic he was! Thanks again so much, you are a top guy! – Jen Preston – 13/08/19 – Skipbridge Country Weddings – York

*Toniiiiight I’m gonna have my self, a real good time!!!!’ And we absolutely did! We can’t thank you enough for the entertainment at our wedding, you were incredible. All the guests loved you, as did we. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone. You are an amazing guitar player and singer. The day just wouldn’t have been the same (as good) without you. Your presence just uplifted the day and it felt like we had known you for years. I hope we get to see you live again soon and wish you all the best for the future. Cheers Matt! – Phil & Alicia Driffield – 13/7/19 – Skipbridge Country WeddingsYork

*Matthew is an absolute legend! We booked him for our wedding yesterday and he went above and beyond! So many guests commented on how fabulous he was and nothing was too much trouble. From the second we enquired about booking him, he was so attentive and did everything we wanted and more. He was absolutely fabulous and I can not recommend him enough! Anyone looking for a wedding singer/DJ Matthew is your man! – Natalie Simpson – All Day Wedding Music Package – The Outbarn – Clitheroe – Lancashire 27/7/19

*Hi Matt! Yesterday was honestly the best day of our lives and part of that is down to you and your amazing efforts and stunning voice! Thank you so much!!! Nat & Dave ❤️x – All Day Wedding Music Package – York – 20/7/19

*We recently booked Matt for our wedding at the start of July for the whole day, from the ceremony to the very end. We highly recommend him, he made our wedding day and nothing was too much trouble. Planning a wedding is stressful but we knew from the minute we met Matt a few months prior to the big day that we had nothing to worry about, he made us feel so relaxed. He did exactly what I asked from the ceremony playlist, to acoustic singing during our drinks reception, a live set in the evening and if that wasn’t enough he was also our DJ for the whole night. The atmosphere was amazing, the dance floor was full all night and all of our guests commented on how good he was. We can’t thank you enough for everything and making our day so amazing. Thank you, Mr & Mrs Chelin x – All Day Wedding Package – Woodstock Wedding BarnYork – 6/7/19

*Matt was absolutely amazing! He played our ceremony and drinks reception. I always wanted Ellie Golding ‘How Long Will I Love You’ to walk down the aisle to and he did the most beautiful instrumental version that he then sent to us to keep. Nothing was too much trouble and he learnt all the extra songs we wanted to use. He’s a great guy with a fabulous voice and I’d recommend him to everyone. He made our day really special and he’ll be the first person I call next time we have a party. Thanks so much again! Xx – Livvy Kitching – Daytime Music Package – Sandburn Hall – York – 14/6/19

*Just to reiterate Matt’s thank yous as per the below review. We’ve had so many compliments on the music throughout the day and in The Grain Silo! We were continuously put at ease in the run up to the big day & Matt couldn’t do enough to help us. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you! Best wishes, Mr & Mrs Ingham. – Kayleigh Ingham – All Day Wedding Package – York – 25/05/19

*Hey Matt – just a quick note on behalf of me and Kayleigh to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU for yesterday. You absolutely smashed it and everyone loved it. I’ve had loads of comments from people on how good you were. The grain silo was absolutely rocking! X – Matt Ingham – All Day Wedding Music Package – York – 25/05/19

*Matt played during the ceremony for our wedding and the drinks reception. He really made us feel at ease from the first meeting, was happy to learn a song or two and we had lots of compliments from guests, especially as he took requests!! Thanks so much for making our day special! Natalie & Karl – Natalie Hinchcliffe – Daytime Package – York – 01/05/19

*Had an absolutely fabulous night and Matt’s singing is amazing. thank you so much. So many of my friends asking after you -will definitely pass your details on! xx – Tracey Jones – 25/01/19 – Birthday Party – Oulton Hall – Leeds

*Such a great night and Matthew played a massive part! It was our wedding and Matthew took all the stress away from the music aspect. Great communication and and awesome on the night. Only great things to say and have had many compliments from guests on the night about how good he was. Thanks again Matthew.  – Luisa and Jake Barlow – 31/12/2018 – All Day Wedding Music Package – Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa, Blackburn – Lancashire

*Matt was a dream throughout, total professional and perfectionist. Nothing was too much trouble and he stayed in contact with me and had great patience with a bridezilla. Matt personalised, performed and recorded our little bespoke wedding song and we couldn’t be more thrilled. All guests couldn’t praise him enough for his talent, the atmosphere he created and his lovely, approachable and bubbly personality. It was a pleasure to have him be a part of the day and for that we thank him! He was also an absolute bargain! Highly recommended. – Victoria Roach – 26/12/2018 – Evening Entertainment Package – Belle Epoque, Knutsford – Cheshire

*Rowan & I thoroughly enjoyed having Matthew at our wedding!! We have had compliment after compliment from our guests about Matt and we have nothing but praise. From our initial meetings leading up to the big day, the wonderful atmosphere created during the day and the great party set at night – you have been great!! Highly recommended!!! Xx – Emma Richardson – All Day Wedding Package – 01/09/2018 – The Alma – Laneshaw Bridge – Lancashire

*Thank you so much for singing at Hudson’s christening. As usual it was a fantastic performance and all the guests really enjoyed your set. Thanks again! I’ll have to start thinking of another excuse to have a party so we can book you again! – Leanne Marie Carter – Christening Party – 26/08/2018 – The Rockingham Arms – Wentworth – Rotherham

*Matt played a huge part in making our wedding so amazing! From outdoor acoustic sets, learning our unusual first dance to play live, DJ sets and even live music round the camp fire later on – absolutely superb! We considered you part of the wedding, not just the entertainment! Honestly, can’t thank you enough! – Karen Farrow – All Day Wedding Package – 25/08/2018 – Camp Katur – York

*Matthew MADE our wedding!! He was absolutely amazing. We asked for him to begin playing straight after the meal to avoid a lull in the day.. and there definitely was not a lull!! He was completely flexible in terms of the songs he played, taking requests and getting the crowd going. Some people might have been annoyed at Oasis being requested for the tenth time that night but Matthew was happy to oblige and even let us have a bash at some singing ourselves!! Every single guest commented on how great he made the day and we can’t thank him enough. 100% recommend. Mr and Mrs Morley – 10/08/2018 – Bashall Barn – Clitheroe – Lancashire

*Just want to say a massive thank you to Matt for everything, from meeting up with us before hand to discuss how we wanted the day to go, to the actual day when we could just let him get on with it. Our venue was tricky as it’s so big lots of different marques/ barns and I wasn’t sure how it was going to work but Matt just rolled with it the guests absolutely loved him and we had a right good sing along at the end of the night even to the point some of the guests have added him on face book because he’s such a legend! Can’t wait to try and get him to Manchester for a night out!! If your looking for a bespoke singer and DJ look no further. Thank you so much Matt for making our day so special lots of love Charlotte and Steven xxx – All Day Wedding – 21/07/2018 – Woodlands – Leeds

*I am so grateful for Matt for entertaining our wedding on Saturday. From the moment the guests arrived till the end of the night he was brilliant! He made our day so special. His communication throughout was brilliant and he is just a nice genuine guy! I highly recommend Matt. – Sarah Green – 14/7/2018 – All Day Wedding – Best Western Higher Trapp Hotel – Burnley – Lancashire

*We Booked Matt recently for a 70th Birthday Party, he was really friendly and helpful while booking and planning setlist. Performance on the night was excellent, range of songs was good, great vocals, engaged with everyone there, and had all ages up dancing. Happy to try and satisfy song requests on the night, and ensured everyone had a great time. Highly recommend. Thanks Matt. – Stuart Dare – 70th Birthday Party – 06/04/2018 – Goodison Park – Liverpool

*Where do I start?? Matthew has been fantastic from initial communication right up to our wedding day. We had very specific requirements to which Matthew met and exceeded. He was interactive with our guests and as well as playing our own requests, also played on demand to the requests from our wedding party. Our day was made that extra bit perfect and myself and my husband are both so so glad we found Matthew. Nothing was too much effort and there was no stress for us to worry about!! – Coral and Ollie – 30/03/2018 – The Mansion – Leeds

*Matt played and sang all day at our wedding and was amazing from first contact until the last song of the evening! He learned and played the music for our ceremony exactly as we asked and even sent us previews of the songs he was working on in the build up. He gave us the playlists we asked for during the drinks reception and kept everyone entertained with requests and really got into the spirit of everything with us. As we got to the evening he kept everyone dancing with his party sets and DJ tracks – read the room really well and got the dance floor going a bit crazy! haha I would recommend him to everyone I know and I know some people are going to book him already! Thanks Matt! Xxx – Timothy and Dawn Marsden – 17/02/2018 – The Venue at the Royal Liver Building – Liverpool

*Matt played for our wedding 22st October 17. It was one of the best decisions through all the wedding planning to hire him. Not only is he exceptionally talented but fully customised the day package around us. I asked matt if he could play an arrangement of In My Life by The Beatles for my walk down the isle, as my dad wasn’t here to walk me down the isle I needed a part of him to take the biggest walk of my life and Matt made that possible it was truly magnificent, it made the day perfect for me. Matt gave me so much advice and was always quick to answer and questions nothing was too much trouble for him. He also took a request from one of our younger guests and sang bah bah black sheep, this was fantastic it just shows how accommodating he is. Thank you matt for a truly wonderful day! I still listen to your demos on the way to work! – Kimberley Taylor-Allmark – All Day Wedding Package – The Barns, Cannock – 22/10/2017

*Matt played for our wedding in October, He was so patient with me leading up to the day, and spent hours learning ‘tale as old as time’ so it was perfect for us! Nothing was too much trouble and he slotted into our day seamlessly, he helped us with everything we needed, trudging speakers and microphones around a field so we could make the day just how we wanted! Everyone said how amazing he was, he made the evening the best it could possibly be, he knew exactly how to keep everyone singing along! Amazing value for money for the time and effort he put into making our day. The memories of singing oasis around a campfire with him will live with us and our guests forever. It’s hard to put into words how he made our wedding perfect, but it wouldn’t have been the same day without him. – Stephanie Fensom – Skipbridge Country Weddings – York – 14/10/2017

*Matt played 3 sets at our wedding on the 7th October 2017 at The Great Hall at Mains, Lancashire. The sets were played during the reception, after dessert and before our first dance just as we requested, with the sets tailored to the style of music we wanted for each. Matt was flexible with timings as the day progressed and even took a few requests (which the guests confused with DJ requests for the evening) but Matt took it in his stride. All of our guests commented on how fantastic he was and he certainly contributed to making our special day perfect. I would highly recommended Matt and would certainly book him again for any other special occasions. Thanks Matt x – Lesley Tuddenham – The Great Hall, Mains – Lancashire – 07/10/2017

*Matt played and DJ’d at our wedding on August 12th at the Durham Ox (btw, best reception venue for informal/posh affair, fact! )and he was a major part of making our day very ‘us’. Everyone has said it before, Matt is flexible, accommodating and friendly – you don’t need extra hassle when organizing a wedding and Matt just handled the entertainment with no questions. We arrived to him playing acoustic tunes in the garden and he just went about his business, playing mood-appropriate stuff throughout the afternoon. He took requests and varied his style as the vibe changed and the day progressed. We had many kids at our do and they hung around Matt like groupies, fascinated by him and wanting to be him! Matt even played some godawful US YouTube kid’s music for my 6 year old son which made him (my son) feel a million dollars. What’s so great about Matt’s set up is he can do casual, chilled acoustic, ramp up the noise and ‘band’ atmosphere with singing/backing tracks/amps and play literally anything DJ style as he works from a laptop and sound system – there is nothing you can’t have played. We ended our night on 90s rave, Britpop, Seattle grunge and some gorgeous country. Matt, thanks, our day was perfect and it would have been a lesser day without you. Book this guy! – Christine Gaume – All Day Wedding Package – The Durham Ox – York – 12/08/2017

*Matt was a complete professional and really happy to do anything he could to make our day special and personal! He literally could not have done more for us! The aisle walk song was amazing and we requested the custom recording as a keepsake… and the first dance was more than we could have hoped for! he also knows his way around a DJ set too. Everyone commented on how good he was. Thanks! x – Emma Price – All Day Wedding Package – The Great Victoria Hotel – Bradford 11/08/2017

*Matthew was absolutely fantastic from the very first contact we had until after the wedding, nothing was too much trouble. A wide selection of music was sung at our wedding service, drinks reception, wedding breakfast and evening reception and was fantastic. All our guests commented how good he was. Excellent value for money and would highly recommend Matt for an event, will be using again at future events. Thank you Matt –  Mr and Dr Davis – All Day Wedding – Hellaby Hall – Rotherham – 29/07/2017

*We booked Matthew to play an outdoor stage at our wedding in July but inevitably the weather was far from ideal, Matthew couldn’t be more helpful and suggested doing 2 sets on the main stage to break up the evening which went down a storm. Couldn’t recommend him enough, brilliant. – Liam Walker – Wedding – Waterton Park Hotel – Wakefield 23/07/2017

*Matthew shared our special day with us on Friday, making the full day and evening even more special with his singing, guitar and dj set, can’t recommend this man highly enough, he took care of every last detail with the music and it really was perfect, thank you again Matthew – Fiona Price – All Day Wedding Package – Gomersal Park Hotel – Bradford – Yorkshire – 14/07/2017

*Thank you so much for attending our wedding 14/07/17 we booked matt for all day to sing and dj at the evening, every guest commented how good you was and how you just got on with it sorting when and where to sing to make our day so special nothing was too much for you and all requests by guests taken on, At the evening the dj set was superb will defo be recommending to other, once again a massive thank you from Mr and Mrs price – Darren Price – All Day Wedding Package – Gomersal Park Hotel – Bradford – Yorkshire – 14/07/2017

*Thank you Matthew for all your hard work at our vow renewal yesterday. We are so very lucky that my Daughter Gemma came across your page! You are an extremely talented Musician and all our guests were raving about you! Thank you from a very thrilled ” Bride and Groom ” xx – Jayne Fitzpatrick – Vow Renewal – Lofthouse Hill Golf Club, Wakefield – 24/06/2017

*Well a couple of weeks ago Matt turned up at my wedding and got on with the job in hand, I had every confidence in his ability singing and the additional stuff that comes with the wedding package was just the icing on the cake. Smoke, bubbles, longer sets without being asked , mobile when needed – in the woods, in the barn, up on the lawn, he just worked around every situation without any instruction and he was awesome. I would have no reservations in recommending him for any wedding (inside or out) just hired him and sat back and relaxed .. he is worth every penny and more . Thanks Matt x – Philip Barksby – All Day Wedding Package – Doncaster – 28/05/2017

*Matt we cannot thank you enough for helping to make our wedding extra special last month!! You were amazing from first point of contact and even more spectacular on the day!! Nothing was too much trouble in terms of our requests for songs for you to learn etc and in reality everything sounded beautiful!! You are such a trooper, powering through from the start to the end of our day, we cannot commend or recommend you enough to our family and friends!! I really hope to have the pleasure of hearing and seeing you at more upcoming weddings and events!! For anyone out there considering booking a acoustic guitarist/DJ look no further, you won’t find anyone better than Matt in terms of the quality of his voice and playing, as well as great value for your money!! Xxx – Helina Hurren – All Day Wedding Package – Sandburn Hall – York – 30/04/2017

*Matthew sang and DJ’d for me at my 60th birthday a couple of week’s ago and he didn’t disappoint. He is very accommodating to what you want him to sing or play. I would recommend him to anyone and you couldn’t wish to meet a nicer person. Thanks again Matthew. – Birthday Party – Joan Gomersell –  Wentbridge House, Wakefield – 24/03/2017

*We enjoyed our wedding day so much and Mathew just made it even more special. He was completely proffesional whilst being friendly and funny. All our guests agreed that he was brill and loads said they would definately ask him to provide entertainment at there functions. There is not one doubt that we will be seeing (and hearing ) Mathew again. Its rare that things are better than you hope but Mathew really was. What a lovely and talented person. Your stuck with us Mathew. –  Cath and Len – Wedding – Ennerdale Country House – The Lake District – 03/03/2017

*Great entertainment from start to finish, happy to take requests and played a wide variety of music. Highly recommended! Thank you Matthew. – Claire Dawson – Christening – Barnsley, Yorkshire 12/02/2017

*Matt you was fantastic start to finish! Good laugh as well as a great singer!!  You were the talk of the party! Thank you again for coming. – Charysse Poulter – 30th Birthday Party – 05/02/2017 – Healds Hall – Leeds

*Matthew sang and DJed at our wedding at Tankersley Manor in December. He was so much help to us through the whole process, guiding us through things like sound level meters that we had never heard of and even saving us money by helping us to avoid an extra charge the venue tried to put on our bill. He had knowledge of the chain of the hotels and instantly pointed us in the right direction to make sure we didn’t pay an extra penny. He sang and DJed to a high standard until two in the morning, but he did so much more for us than that – it was like having an extra little planner on our side that was able to guide us through some rough patches. We have since stayed in touch and would definitely book him again. – Nicola Hall – Wedding – Tankersley Manor – Yorkshire – 17/12/2016

*Me & Jen discovered Matt on a night out for food at The Royal, where he got up & played & sang a few numbers unplanned. He had the whole room singing along, & we both admired his talents! So when it came to arranging entertainment for our hometown wedding party, 26/11/16, we thought he would be perfect. At the start of the night whilst everyone was getting in the mood, Matt played & sang, & took requests, & set a lovely atmosphere.. & then once the mood was set he got the party started with his disco set! Everyone a had a cracking night.. We would not hesitate to recommend him for weddings or any other functions.. Thanks again Matt.. top man! – John and Jennifer Ingram – Wedding – Chilli and Grille – Barnsley – 26/11/2016

*Matt what can I say? You were amazing from the start of the planning through to our wedding yesterday! Nothing was too much trouble, always on hand whenever I had a bride melt down moment giving advice when I needed it! Everyone at the wedding loved it and kept asking where we had found you. When I booked you I had a good feeling and you were better than we could have ever imagined! Thank you again for everything! Good luck with your nuptials next year! Hopefully you will feel just as at ease as you made me feel with your entertainment. Mr and Mrs Charles xx – Wedding – Lazaat Hotel – Cottingham – 22/11/2016

*We booked Matthew for our wedding reception on 29th Oct 2016 The Holiday Inn, Dodworth. He was fantastic! He played a good variety of songs on his guitar while people where arriving and everyone commented how good he was and how nice and chilled the atmosphere was, he then went on to do the disco after everyone had eaten. Nothing was too much trouble, he even helped me with decorations for the room before hand as I was on my own. He took any requests that anyone had no matter what they asked for, everyone had a brilliant night and praised Matthew’s professionalism and attention to detail. A couple of my friends are booking him for a christening and others have asked for contact details. I would highly recommend Matthew for any type of venue whether that be a quiet party or something a little more loud. He tailored to our every need and I can’t thank him enough for making sure the night ran smoothly. I will definitely be booking him again in the future for any gatherings we have and his name will be the first I pass on to anyone that has any entertainment needs. Thanks again Matt, we are both truly grateful for everything you did and thank you for keeping my guests happy. – Beki & Gaz Jackson xx Wedding – Holiday Inn – Barnsley – Yorkshire – 29/10/2016

*I booked Matthew for our presentation evening and I was really impressed with the range of songs, he is a really good guitarist and singer. Matthew is lovely and I found him very obliging, he has a really warm easy going nature and I’m sure with his musical ability he would make any function enjoyable!  I would definitely recommend Matthew. – Jenny Shaw, Social Secretary Wickersley C.I Bowling Club – Rotherham Golf Club – 14/10/2016

*Matt has impressed us from start to finish. He stepped in at the last minute (having been let down by another act) to perform for our wedding, learning our first dance song with less than three weeks notice. He then performed an amazing version of it and was more than happy to assist with any other requests throughout the evening. He was in regular contact with myself (the bride) putting my mind at rest that everything would be taken care of which it really was. We found that Matt was professional, friendly and couldn’t have provided better entertainment for our wedding, would highly recommend.’ Thank you very much again love for all your help, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! Laura and Karl xx – Laura and Karl Logan – Wedding party – Marris Barn – Lincolnshire – 4/10/2016

*Matt you are a star! Simply! You were great from start to finish. You were always there for me to help me with my decisions even when I decided not to do the first dance you didn’t let us give up. Thank you not only for the brilliant singing and part but for the friendship and advice you given me throughout this whole process. Without you and your star quality the party would have never been the same. I can’t thank you enough and thank you doesn’t do justice for the amount of fun I had! You played Karma Chameleon for me at the cocktails and all yours (and now I know requests songs) were absolutely perfect! You give love a bad name is one of my big favourite songs of all times!!!
Thank you for telling us your side of the story which adds a lot for that fantastic day and for the great pictures! You are not only a great singer but also a great writer! Thank you so so much! Now I can only hope I can have the privilege of listening to you singing again! (Or watching you throwing some moves on the dance floor!!!) X Cami – Camilla and Thomas Garbutt – Wedding Package – The Crown Inn – Roecliffe –  North Yorkshire – 1/10/2016

*Thanks Matthew for standing in at the last minute! You were brilliant and ensured that we were fully entertained despite such late notice. Excellent ability and great song choices. Thanks once more. – Jordan Booth – Wedding – East Riddlesden Hall – Bradford – 25/09/2016

*Matthew played at my mum’s surprise party in my garden at home. It was lovely and intimate even though there was less than 20 guests Matthew gave it great atmosphere. He has a wonderful voice and is a very talented musician. As well as that he is a thoroughly nice bloke! I would definitely book Matthew again and highly recommend him no matter what size your event. Thanks again Matthew, lovely memories x – Sarah and Daniel Hall – Garden Party – Rotherham – 20/08/2016

*Matthew Stephens was hired to play at our wedding on Friday 19th August 2016, we were a little cautious about hiring a wedding singer for our special day as my mate got married a few weeks beforehand and their wedding singer got a little drunk and was asked to leave! We were determined to find one. When I saw Matthew’s blog on Facebook I was taken back as he was the first one that I found and I knew he was the one I wanted. I googled him and watched his videos on YouTube, after a while I got in touch with him and he was available. Booking him was hassle free – ‘Here’s my date are you free? YES Can I book you? YES’ ……DONE!!! Deposit paid, quick text before to make sure all was still good. He was so polite and his kind words made me and my new wife book him immediately. On the night of the event, he turned up and was an instant hit with my family and friends and made our night a night to remember. Matthew plays a very wide range of music from oldies to modern. He will be the first singer that I call on for any functions or events that I or my wife organise from now on. John Begley – The Croft Hotel – Bradford – 19/08/2016

*Oh Matt, you were just amazing!! Not just that but a really lovely guy! With only a month to go we were let down by our original DJ and you jumped in and saved the day, it must have been fate! Would recommend you to anyone, thanks again! xxxx – Emma Dowson – The Piebald Inn – Hunmanby, Filey – 13/08/2016

*The friendliest, most talented wedding performer. Can’t sing his praises enough! – Daniel Delaney – Wedding –  Falcon Manor – Settle, North Yorkshire – 30/07/2016

*We had an amazing day and your singing created a wonderful atmosphere in the garden for our guests. You were brilliant and we had lots of compliments on your talent. Thank you. – Sharon Wilkinson – Wedding – Bedale, North Yorkshire – 30/07/2016

*We would like to say how thankful and truly grateful we are for everything Matthew did for us on our wedding day. Our DJ pulled out the night before our big day due to a sick family member and Matthew didn’t hesitate to step in at incredibly short notice, despite having a morning wedding too. He learnt our acoustic song for the first dance (in 24 hours!) and downloaded our entire requested playlist – what more could we ask for? Alongside all of this he took requests all night and got every guest up dancing and having an amazing time. Thank you so much, Mr and Mrs Cornelius – Wedding Party – The Triton Inn – Brantingham, Hull – 23/07/2016

*We booked Matthew for our drinks reception after hearing him perform at a friends party. Matthew sent us an extensive repertoire of songs so we could choose the ones most meaningful to us. The performance was fantastic throughout and really complimented our reception.  I would definitely recommend and would definitely book Matthew again in the future for parties. – Leanne Heigold (now Carter!!) – Wedding Reception – Tankersley Manor – Birdwell, Barnsley – Yorkshire – 22/07/2016

*Thank you to Matthew for hosting a great birthday party, was fantastic! Great music and a great singer and would recommend to anyone. – Ellis Barrett – Birthday Party – Birdwell – Yorkshire – 16/07/2016

*We had Matt last night at our house garden party, he was truly fantastic, he had all our guests up dancing and played way longer than he needed to, I would highly recommend Matt for any occasion he is very professional and very talented, we will definitely use him again, thank you so much. – Susan and Dan Edwards – Aldwark, York. 09/07/2016

*Fantastic talented guitarist. Made our wedding day extra special and kept our guests well entertained whilst we were having photos. Laughing and joking with our guests and taking requests. Thanks a million! – Natalie and Oliver Teal – The Stables – High Melton, Doncaster – 08/07/2016

*Matthew was absolutely brilliant he made the night for us. Such a lovely friendly person who nothing was too much trouble for. He was more than happy to take requests and played long after he should have finished. I cannot recommend him enough and will definitely be booking him again. – Zoe Anslow – The Shoulder Of Mutton – Hope Valley, The Peak District – 18/06/2016

*What a day! Mark and I were so pleased you were a part of it too! Everyone did such a great job but your involvement was the most invaluable for us. Thank you so much for everything you did to make us happy, you promised us that you’d do everything we asked and you did just that. The drinks reception was perfect and people kept coming up and telling us how great they thought you were; and then the disco was fun too. So a huge thank you from us, we just wish we could do it all again! – Kimberley and Mark Stott – Wedding – Yorkshire – Ripon Cathedral

*Matthew played at my 40th birthday meal and he was amazing! He created a wonderful atmosphere and everybody loved him. Thoroughly entertaining and I would recommend him for any event where you need relaxed high quality singing. Fabulous from start to finish – thank you Matthew for making my birthday extra special. – Amanda Bate – Birthday Party – Cusworth Hall – Doncaster – 10/06/2016

*I went to a friends BBQ and Matthew was playing, in one word fantastic, nothing was too much trouble he kept everyone entertained, I have booked him for my evening wedding reception and cannot wait to hear him play again, I would recommend him to any of my friends and family without any hesitation. – Rebecca Bridges – Barugh Green – Yorkshire – 29/05/2016

*Hi Matt, it’s Laura and Robert, Just thought we’d send you a message thanking you for Saturday. The day was amazing from start to finish and you really helped with that. As well as the playing, the additional planning you helped us with was above and beyond! We loved your playing and singing but the way you helped us coordinate the entertainment and our friend’s band was invaluable – we don’t know what we’d have done without you! Thank you again and we’ll never fail to recommend you should the opportunity arise. Xxx – Laura and Robert O’Riley – Wedding – Dorfold Hall – Cheshire – 30/4/2016

*Hi Matthew, Just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you so much for Saturday. You were the highlight and talk of the night and really helped create a brilliant atmosphere. We had a fab time and there were lots of sore heads yesterday! Thank you for stepping in at late notice and for playing on and on!!!! So sorry we badgered you to stay so late! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you in the future. It was lovely to meet you and thanks again, Stephanie. – Stephanie Thirlwell – 60th birthday party Cafe Marconi – Harrogate – 23/04/2016

*Matthew Stephens is a tenacious and inspiring singer and entertainer. Matthew always delights our pub customers with his upbeat song choices and his very unique style of pulling the pub customers into singing and dancing along always means we have a great time in his presence. A must do booking for any pub party or wedding event. Keeley Crookbain, Director & Landlady –  434 The Pledwick Well Inn – Newmillerdam, Wakefield – 16/04/2016

*Hi Matt, We could not have been more happy with you! Thank you very much for Friday. We were so pleased you took the effort to learn the list of songs we gave you! It made the drinks reception more than just a little break between the ceremony and the food. We and the guests were really entertained. Thank you again, Sue. Susan and Steven Harley  – Hall Farm, Ashby cum Fenby, Lincolnshire. 08/04/2016

*Matt is really talented and sounds fantastic! He fit into our wedding day perfectly, playing the type of music we love and creating a great vibe that all our family & friends (plus the venue staff) really enjoyed. Other than that, i’d just like to say a massive thank you again on behalf of both of us. You were really great and loads of our guests loved it and commented on what a great atmosphere you helped create. The day kind of flew by for us and I wish I could have just sat and watched you play to
be honest 🙂 Cheers fella!  – David and Fran Burley – Wedding Ceremony. Ripon, Harrogate, North Yorkshire –  10/06/2014

*We hired Matthew to play in our wine cafe to provide some background music while people were eating but he did more for us than we expected. The customers were really getting into the music, Matthew was taking requests and talking to the customers – he really made it feel more like a fun live event than just a bit of background music. We had so many positive comments and everyone was thanking Matthew as they left. We would definitely have him back in the future. – Veeno Wine Cafe – Leeds – 23/03/2016

*Matthew played at our wedding recently and I have to say he was totally professional. Many of our guests gave positive comments to me and my husband about him. He was also very polite and I would recommend him to anyone thinking of booking a singer or DJ. – Rachel Moorhouse – Wedding – Ox Pasture Hall, North Yorkshire – 26/03/2016

*Thank you sooo much for Saturday!! We thought you were amazing and you did just what we asked as the DJ too. From what people were saying to us I should imagine you will be getting some enquiries pretty soon! – Simon and Michelle Simpson – Sandburn Hall, Flaxton. York – 05/03/2016

*We hired Matt to perform after our wedding ceremony as we wanted live music which would create a relaxed feel to our wedding day. Matt was terrific from start to finish. He took on board our musical tastes and really helped organise a perfect set for our special day. All of our guests commented on how great Matt was and what a good atmosphere he helped us create. We also asked Matt to DJ in the evening due to being let down by another DJ at the last minute. Yet again nothing was too much trouble. I would 100% recommend Matt for any event and we would certainly look to book Matt again. – Lindsay and Jason Henderson – Raven Hall Hotel, Ravenscar, Scarborough, North Yorkshire – 2014

*Hi Matt! We just wanted say thank you so much for playing at our wedding! The music at the reception was perfect and everyone kept telling us how good they thought you were. We also really enjoyed ourselves and had a great day and we were so happy you were a part of it! Thank you again. – Richard and Ailsa Cunningham – Capesthorne Hall, Siddington, Macclesfield, Cheshire – 20/02/2016

*Matt sang at our drinks reception and was our DJ for the evening do. We had so much fun all day and Matt really helped with that. He played on an extra hour at the drinks reception as everything was running late and never batted an eyelid. He also set up a microphone for our speech makers as we wanted to make sure everyone could hear in the large reception room. We would definitely recommend – Caroline And Chris Moody – Kirklevington Hall, North Yorkshire – 19/02/2016

*Matthew played during my ceremony, during the drinks reception and then provided a DJ service in the evening and my husband and I were super happy with everything he did for us. Nothing was too much and he even came and did us a little audition in the corner of our local pub to make sure we were happy with what he was going to do. We thought that was great and we were very happy and booked him straight away. Would definitely recommend. – Susan and Chris Marshall – Peckforton Castle, Stone House Lane, Peckforton, Tarporley, Cheshire – 08/08/2015

*One of the best we’ve had on! Our number one man! – Donna McCool – The Darley – Worsbrough, Barnsley, South Yorkshire – 2013 onwards

*Hi again Matthew, What a day! We had so much fun and it was better than we ever thought it would be and we just wanted to thank you for being a part of it. A particular highlight for us was coming up the drive in the horse and carriage and hearing you in the distance playing our song on the patio. A total dream come true. We would definitely recommend! – David and Tara Campbell –  Mitton Hall, Blackburn, Lancashire. 15/08/2015

*Thank you again for Saturday. Lots of our guests complimented you to us and we were really happy too. Your voice was really great and we loved what you were doing with the guitar. So much more than just a singer with a guitar! Ed Sheeran move over! haha! – Toni and Clive – East Riddlesden Hall, Keighley, West Yorkshire. 01/08/2015

*We enjoyed it so much we paid him extra and booked him again! He has now become a regular fixture at our pubs. – Nick and Jackie Stanton – The Fox and Hounds – Newmillerdam, Wakefield, West Yorkshire – 2013 onwards

*We just wanted to say a massive thank you for Saturday. We had an absolutely perfect day and the ceremony music was perfect and exactly what we wanted. So many of our guests also commented on how brilliant you were throughout the drinks reception. I just wish I’d had more time to sit and listen!
We couldn’t have asked for more, especially as you learned five songs as a last minute stand in and we would definitely recommend you to anyone. – Kirsty and Ashley Read – Skipton, North Yorkshire – 25/07/2015

*Dear Matthew, Many thanks for being our entertainer at our annual Christmas Party last week. Everyone enjoyed your music and singing and I would certainly recommend you to others.  You certainly are a good all rounder with your range of song titles and we would say most suitable for all kinds of celebrations. Thank you also for providing the excellent background music from your extensive collection, between your performances. You were so nice and friendly to have around and you made the party really special. We will certainly be booking you in the future!! Best wishes for the future.
Kindest Regards – Pam Sharp – Ox Pasture Hall – Wakefield, West Yorkshire – 20/12/2015

*You were absolutely amazing – we had so many people complimenting you! Thank you for stepping in at such short notice! X – Baron/Todd Wedding – Rivington Hall Barn, Bolton, Lancashire – 17/07/2015

*Matt always does the sound and lights and music at our annual Hair And Beauty Awards Ceremony and did a perfect job. We use his facilities to announce the award nominations and winners along with accompanying music and also for a disco with lighting after the ceremony – this is all done to a high standard. He fits seamlessly into the events and everything goes without a hitch! Would definitely recommend – Claire Schofield – Barnsley College Hair And Beauty Department, Barnsley, South Yorkshire – 2014 onwards

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