Unveiling Ceremony – Adrian Newey – Mallory Park
1st July 2013
I have to write and thank you for the excellent way in which you conducted the unveiling ceremony, in spite of one or two little amendments caused by the late arrival of certain parties. You dealt with the matter extremely professionally and in fact a number of our guests remarked on your performance (for want of a better word).
It was a pleasure to meet you and work with you and I trust you enjoyed the day as much as we did. I apologise for not having been able to spend more time with you but, as you well appreciate, I was torn in several directions all at the same time and ended up exhausted!
Nevertheless it was all worth it, both our and your efforts and we are receiving many notes of congratulations and thanks for an excellent afternoon.
Please feel free to use this recommendation to whomever you wish, with our unreserved congratulations and thanks.
Best wishes to you and Mr Akehurst and your future success.
Kindest personal regards
Massive thank you...
5 June 2013
Good morning Fiona
Hope you are well. Just a quick note to say a massive thank you to Five Star Swing for Friday night’s event here at the Club. We have received rave reviews about the evening, and in particular how good the band were. Will definitely be using you again in the future for relevant events.
If you could pass this on to all those involved then I would be most grateful.
Many thanks, and until next time...
Events & Marketing Assistant
Sidley Halloween Party 2011
Halloween Party 2011
I am writing to thank you and your team for their contribution to our halloween party this year. The event was a great success thanks in part to the games and entertainers provided by Dark Blues Management.
The Selection of games always goes down well with our young guests, providing something for everyone from the beginning to the end of the event. Can you also pass on our thanks to the face painters who were in great demand with a never ending stream of customers and the magician who held the littlies enthralled. Everybody did a brilliant job!
Sorry for the belated thank you but I’ve been away on holiday.
Anyway I must say a big thank you to your performers, the magicians especially had us all spellbound!
Another good summer party was had by all.
Thank you again Fiona.
UK Corporate Risks Division
Wedding Celebrations at Shardeloes Cricket Club
Thank you so much for all your last minute help on Friday and Saturday. Everything went very well. Zaramba were great and were just right. Pete the magician was a big hit with everyone and Jonathan was fantastic.
I now need an excuse to hold a party where the drinks can be served by girls dressed as Venetian tables and the guests can be entertained by your poet!
Summer Party BBQ
I am writing to take the opportunity to thank you for your help in providing such imaginative entertainment for our Summer Party BBQ last Friday.
The Cosmic Sausages were a real hit providing both musical and humorous entertainment (as well as being very encouraging of our wannabe pop stars here at the firm)! Do please pass on our thanks to them.
The photographers also attracted a lot of attention and I am really looking forward to seeing the results from the evening. Certainly the ones of my son Jacob and I and the various groups who shared their photos on the evening look very promising for our proposed calendar. Again, do please pass on our thanks to the photographers for their contribution.
Once again we seem to have come up with-another winning combination, very popular with our guests, and your help in putting the entertainment together is very much appreciated.
Thanks again, Fiona
Director of Administration - Europe
Hampton Court Palace
4th June, 2010
Thank you so much we had a great time and the children’s entertainer went down a treat. The music was great and Jimmy Tarbuck got up to sing a song!!! Thanks again
Marietta Maccioni La Famiglia Restaurant Miacarla Limited
I am writing to thank you and your team for their contribution to our Halloween party on Saturday. The event was a great success thanks in part to the games and entertainers provided by Dark Blue Management Ltd. The selection of games always goes down well with our young guests, providing something for everyone from the beginning to the end of the event. The Rapid River Simulator proved to be a very popular addition. Once again the face painters were in great demand with a never ending stream of customers. In organising events of this type one is reliant upon the services provided by others and once again Dark Blue have made a significant contribution to the event. My thanks again to you and all your team for helping to make it such a successful event.
Jason Glover Director of Administration – Europe
The Executives Band
We really enjoyed The Executive’s Band; all the players were particularly good and Dave was very helpful and friendly. We have had so many thank-you letters from our guests, all commenting on the excellent band and brilliant dance music. Thank you so very much for your help. Our thanks also go to the Executives for turning a good party into a brilliant one.
Salvatore did a terrific job and the dance floor appears to have been permanently packed – please pass on our thanks to him for helping to create such a happy and memorable day. We’d also like to thank you for making the arrangements run so smoothly – what a great team!
Mix & Mingle
We were very impressed with the jazz band, Hot Rhythm, and also Megumi and Sara-Louise – especially the way in which they mixed and mingled throughout the night.
Queenswood Fellowship Ball
Thank you very much for arranging for Dante Ferrara to ‘wander’ at our Ball.He was absolutely charming and entertained the guests beautifully, many of whom were keen to be photographed with him! The evening was a huge success – largely due to a very enthusiastic committee as well as additional support received from people like yourselves which was much appreciated. I am sending a separate note of thanks to Dante, which I would be grateful if you could forward to him. Once again, my thanks for your help. Best wishes
I hope you had a lovely Easter weekend! Just a note to say a very warm thank-you for all your assistance with the booking for Tenors Incognito! I did not get an opportunity to speak to the gentlemen concerned, but they were just excellent and our Staff and Guests thoroughly enjoyed the surprise and the entertainment (we managed to keep the secret!!). I hope they in turn enjoyed their trip to Aberdeen and that they had a good journey back. I would not hesitate to recommend Tenors Incognito for any function – great fun and wonderful voices! Remember to arrange that trip to Aberdeen yourself sometime!
Diane Diane M. Grubb Executive Assistant/Facilities Manager Hunting Oilfield Services (UK) Ltd
Jo and Fiona,
Thank you so much for recommending Sarah Goss and Jazz Menagerie for our wedding. Both were excellent and special thanks to Sarah for putting in so much work with our singers. I’m only sorry that we didn’t get a chance to talk to Sarah or Alison on the day to thank them personally.
Janice and Peter Smith
Please thank Ray and the rest of Jazz Nights for being so wonderful. Just perfect actually. They played a large (albeit background) part in creating the atmosphere and making the day so very special. My sincere thanks.
I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say how wonderful all of the entertainers from the Dark Blues Management were at our wedding on 10th March 2007. The Angelique strings were just wonderful and provided the perfect start to our day followed by Bruce Munton who kept all our guests entertained and laughing early on in the evening. The Hamish Birchall Trio were a joy to listen to but we felt they were wasted as background music as they were too good for that and quite a few people commented how professional they were. Finally a big big thank you to the Dark Blues band and to Nigel who made our night truly a wonderful success and thank you particularly Nigel for learning the Boney M song, my Dad was really touched! Thanks to you Fiona for organising and coordinating all of the above. If we ever host another party on a similar scale, rest assured we’ll know exactly where to come. Thanks again and best regards
Thank you for your calm organization of the evening. The unexpected star of the evening, other than the Tenors Incognito which have been talked about throughout the Hospital and have certainly had people asking me how to get in touch with them for their events and I have given your details to at least three people so far, was the lady who did silhouettes and my only criticism is that l think I would have been able to claim her three times over to get around all the Consultants as there were a lot of people who were disappointed, having seen their colleagues silhouettes, not to have the chance to meet her. She was certainly an extraordinarily talented lady and I would definitely have her again. The evening was fantastic and a lot of that was down to your cool, calm approach to everything and l would just like to say thank you so much for all your support.
Claire Hornick Director of Operations
Dear Fiona, (and the rest of FullyfunKtional),
I am writing to thank you and your team for their contribution to our recent Halloween party. The event was a great success thanks in part to the games and entertainers provided by Dark Blues Management Ltd. The Scalectrix was particularly popular with the older children (to say nothing of their Mums and Dads) and the littlies were quite mesmerised by the magician who truly was magic! In organising events of this type one is very reliant upon the services provided by others and once again Dark Blues have turned up trumps. My thanks again to you and all your team for helping make it such a successful event. My thanks again.
Jason Glover Director of Administration
Dear Emily (and the rest of FullyfunKtional),
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you all for your fantastic performance at our wedding on Saturday 16th September. You were truly amazing and really made a massive contribution to our wedding day. All of our guests have been raving about you since we’ve been back from our honeymoon! Thank you also for organising the “nobody does it better” arrangement for our first dance which, again, was just perfect ! You were all incredibly professional…we couldn’t have wished for a better band for our wedding. We are just trying to find an excuse to book you again ! Thanks again
Victoria Carpenter Recruitment Consultant Warner Music UK
We write to register our thanks for the service you gave us last week in providing the jazz band set up for our family wedding last Saturday. The DJ was absolutely top class and the Jazz Ramblers fitted in perfectly with the pre-dinner reception. You took the time to leave a message on my phone, which was at the time very comforting and reassuring, in terms of arrival times, all of which were strictly adhered to and contributed to an unforgettable day. Both my wife and I wish to express our thanks and appreciation.
Mike and Pat
Dear Fiona & Candy,
Thank you very much for all your work – I really appreciate it. The event went much better than we could ever have hoped and has been getting fantastic reviews. I look forward to working with you again in the future.
Pratik (by email)
Dear Dark Blues Management,
Just a quick note to say thank you and to Peter our DJ. We were very impressed with the set-up; lights and display and the wide range of tunes that were played to keep people on the dance floor. We couldn’t have had a more perfect wedding day and we thank you for contributing towards that.
With best regards,
Amanda and Ian Hallem
My thanks to everybody for the wonderful job they did in entertaining our guests at our Ball at Effingham Park. People are still talking about the wonderful table top magic during dinner, the cabaret by Peter and of course the Dark Blues who got everyone dancing from the first number right through to 1.30. am. Thanks to their hard work the Ball raise over £21,000 for St. Catherine’s Hospice, which we are delighted with. Photos from the evening will be displayed on www.stch.co.uk shortly and if you would like any copies of these, please do let me know. Please do pass on my thanks to everyone and I will be in touch about our next event soon. With many thanks
Tony Thorn Corporate Executive
I am writing somewhat belatedly to ask you to pass on my thanks and appreciation to Ray Blazdell for his excellent performance at our offices on 9 October. I do hope you received my phone message as well. As always Ray performed brilliantly and his efforts were very well received. hope we will have the opportunity to welcome him back again in the future. Thanks Fiona for organising everything – it is much appreciated.
50th Birthday Party
Absolutley stunning – thanks for making it a great evening. Hope you’ll be around to play at ‘the second fifty’.
I write not only to wish you a Happy Christmas and New Year but to thank you for making the CancerBACUP ball such a resounding success. It was a wonderful evening: not only were the Dark Blues better than ever but the Three Tenors genuinely did take people by surprise. What marvelous entertainment Thank you. With every best wish and heartfelt thanks for everything you do to help so many other people whose lives are affected by cancer.
Joanne Rule Chief Executive
What a fantastic night we had...
What a fantastic night we had……. Xtatic are a really tremendous band and we had many compliments from our guests, some of whom take a great interest in music and indeed are musicians themselves. I would like you to pass on our thanks to Paul, Vanessa and all the band members, the crew and to Ray for the excellent music played at the reception drinks. Everyone was very polite, professional and punctual. I think everyone there loved it from the youngest to the oldest; the mix of music chosen was very appropriate and gave us all a chance to sing and dance our hearts out. Lastly a big thanks to you, I really appreciate all the hard work you have done with the organisation and the responses to the many changes and requests from us. Our Director said this was the best event we have ever had and marked it 11 out of 10. Well done all.
Robert Holmes Manager ICI Corporate Centre
Freixenet SA Function
Your help in organising the music for our event at The Savoy was greatly appreciated; particularly in view of the time constraints placed upon you. Please would you pass on our thanks to The Piccadilly Orchestra who were perfect for the occasion and in particular, our thanks to the young lady who delighted us with her singing. The evening was most successful and thoroughly enjoyed by all.
With kind regards Yours sincerely
Pat Holland for Freixenet (DWS) Ltd
NASC Dinner Dance
Please convey my thanks to Ian McPhaill and his Band for their contribution to the recent NASC Dinner Dance held at the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh. The feedback from the NASC members and their guests as well as from our own Officers and staff is that the event this year was one of the most successful on record. Credit for this is due in part to the way in which the band succeeded in persuading those present to throw off their inhibitions and take to the floor for some Scottish dancing! For your information the corresponding event next year will take place on Friday 28 November 2003 but a decision regarding the venue is unlikely to be reached before the New Year.
Robin James Director
Thank you so much for helping to make Carol and William’s wedding such a success. You judged everything perfectly and could not have interpreted my wishes any better. I was really thrilled that we had super music and all the guests were still able to enjoy their conversations. Many of them commented to me about this and I was delighted. Throughput the preparations it has been a pleasure dealing with Dark Blues Management. Trish is delightful and could not have been more helpful, particularly in respect of the ceremony. Thank you again for taking such care in making the party go so well. Raymond and I are extremely grateful to you and the Dark Blues.
Dear Fiona et al,
Would you please pass on my sincere thanks to Peter and his superb dance band. They were truly marvellous. Our friends have written ‘a delight to dance to’, ‘friendly’, ‘sympathetic to all our needs’, ‘ A joy to dance to’ etc. Also a big thank you to the lead female singer. They thought her musical entertainment both ‘amusing and enchanting’. Many thanks for all your help
I am writing to thank you for all your help of the last few months, all of the entertainment that your supplied us with where more than professional and I would be grateful if you could pass my thanks on to everyone.
Marianne Hinks Project Manager, I & M Ltd.
Please find enclosed final paymant for the DJ supplied by you for my party on 18.5.02. Simon did a simply excellent job – we were so pleased. The dance floor was full all night. Please pass on our heartful thanks to him. It was a wonderful evening.
Top Class Entertainment
Thank you for your huge support on the night and for the wonderful entertainers you provided – The Angelique String Quartet, the two magicians – Romany and Pete Wardell, and of course the Dark Blues themselves. Please ensure to pass on our sincere thanks to all of them and in particular to Nigel Tully. They provided top class entertainment and I have received only excellent comments about them all. Thank you again Fiona and I know where to come when, if I dare, organise another such event.
Bridget Rather Client Development Manager
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