Paul Thornton - Solo Guitarist - Weddings, parties and special occasions

Testimonials

Below are messages received from previous clients:

Julia Antrobus - September 2016

"Hi Paul, thank you for being part of our big day :) you were fantastic and our guests commented on how great you were. All the best, Mr & Mrs Antrobus xxx"

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Chloe & Dan Carter - August 2016

"Hi Paul,
We would just like to say an absolutely huge thank you for the incredible performance you gave at our wedding last week!
Firstly, the songs you played during our ceremony were incredible and created exactly the atmosphere we wanted! You were that good that one of our guests sitting near the back didn't realise the music was being played live!
The drinks reception was also fantastic and you played an amazing range of songs which were the perfect accompaniment to our special day.We would definitely recommend you to anyone wanting professional and personal live music for their wedding.Thanks again! Chloe and Dan"

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Catherine Page - August 2016

"I truly can't thank you enough for the amazing music you provided for our ceremony. You totally nailed every song I threw at you! There were so many comments about how amazing you were. It was perfect. THANK YOU!"

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Victoria Nicholl - August 2016

"Hi Paul! So sorry didn't have a chance to day hello yesterday. You were brilliant thank you so so much"

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Amie & Kevin Dutton - August 2016

"Hey Paul, we cannot thank you enough for yesterday. You really made our day so special and we loved the Star Wars addition adding in too. You're amazing and we will be highly recommending you to anyone who needs a guitarist."

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Graham & Laura Thompson - July 2016

"Hi Paul! Would just like to say a massive thank you from Laura and myself to you for playing our wedding on the 31st of July! We found Paul by chance through Facebook (and coincidentally we had some mutual friends as Paul is originally from the same town) so we jumped on the opportunity to book him! We are so glad we chose Paul as Laura was 25 mins late and Paul kept the congregation entertained with some fantastic arrangements until she arrived and it was time for him to play Laura down the aisle! Everybody commented on how beautifully you played Canon in D! Paul also played while we were signing the register and he didn't just play usual wedding music, he arranged some Whitesnake and Bon Jovi and Frank Sinatra for us! Thank you again for making an already special occasion, even more special! Please do not hesitate to book Paul if you are looking for music for your wedding! You will not regret it for a single second!!"

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Katie & Mark Cahill - July 2016 

"Thank you so much Paul for playing at our wedding. Was lovely to have you playing while we had our arrival drinks. Everyone said how much they loved it.  love Katie & Mark xx"

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Pam & Darren Brook - July 2016

"Hi Paul ... Big thank you for playing so beautifully yesterday at our wedding ... So glad we found you ! ... Thanks again "

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Abby Richardson - July 2016

"Thank you so much for yesterday Paul, the music was perfect!"

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Verity & David Yarwood - June 2016

"Paul is such a talented musician. He played during our wedding breakfast at our wedding in May and he was amazing. Loved the mix of tunes he played and our guests did as well. He gave the perfect vibe for the meal!
Plus he's such a nice guy and does every he can to meet what you want.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
If you're thinking of booking him for your wedding or event - DO IT!!"

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Diana & Andy - June 2016

"I would like to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding on Saturday and for reducing me to tears with the first note.....just the most beautiful guitar playing I have ever heard. Thank you from us both, Diana & Andy xx"

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Jennifer Miller - June 2016

"I can't tell you how many compliments we have received about you performing at our wedding on Saturday! You did an amazing job and it sounded brilliant in the Church! Thank you so much. Will defo recommend you every time if I hear of anyone needing a musician :-)
Thank you so much Paul."

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Cheryl Anne - May 2016

"I would like say a huge thank you to you Paul for your amazing performance at my wedding last month. 
It was a huge secret not to tell my Dad about the song change that was happening as I walked down the aisle with him. 

As I was waiting to walk down the aisle and my bridesmaids walked down to you playing John legend and then when it
came to me and my Dad walking down the aisle to Z Cars!! 
His face was a picture!! It's been an ongoing joke that my Dad wanted me to choose Z Cars and i always shrugged it off! 
The acoustic version you created was the perfect! 
I didn't get to speak to you on the day, so I just want to say once again a big THANK YOU I will definitely recommend you to anyone needing music. "

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Will & Hayley Barry - May 2016

"Hi Paul, just a quick message to say thank you very much for playing at our wedding on Sunday. It was brilliant and complimented the atmosphere that we wanted to create perfectly! Thank you again, Will and Hayley"

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Daniel & Rachel Holland - April 2016

"Thank you sooooo much for yesterday. You were amazing! Cannot wait for my wedding video to hear it all again. Everybody loved you"

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Caroline & Tony Mottram - April 2016 

"Thank you so much for playing at our wedding on Friday! I am so grateful that you were willing to travel to Wales! You lived up to expectations and everyone really enjoyed listening to you play. Thank you for being part of making our wedding perfect! x You are very talented and I will recommend you without question! x"

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Gareth & Victoria Hargreaves - April 2016

"A huge thanks to Paul for playing at our wedding in Northop yesterday. I would recommend him to everyone and have lost count of the amount of people who have asked about him. Absolutely the best. Made our day even more perfect. Thanks Paul. Victoria and Gareth"

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Laura Jones - April 2016

"Just wanted to take the time to thank you again for adding such a special touch to our wedding day at Speke Hall, the whole atmosphere was magical and the music you played was completely perfect. I wish I'd been there in the build up (obviously as the Bride I couldn't be!) as my guests say that a lovely feeling was created as they were waiting for the ceremony to start...especially when you played "here comes the sun" as the sun decided to come out after all day. You really are a talented musician and I'm so pleased you were a part of the best day of our lives.. I won't hesitate to recommend you to others, you're trustworthy, reliable and a great talent. Thanks again, Paul "

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Talika Worrall - March 2016

"Thank you. Your music was amazing and really beautiful. Especially thank you for being so relaxed about my very last minute change!! You helped make the whole day really special and stress free. Xx"

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Helen Minshall (Mother of the Bride) - March 2016

"It really was awesome Paul! So many people were so impressed by the variety of repertoire and the lovely laid back style. Great to see you again and we'll certainly be recommending you to our friends"

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Angela Shah Kanwal - February 2016

"Thank you so much for coming and performing, you did amazingly well! The music was lovely and everyone enjoyed it! It's a shame we didn't get chance to talk properly, it was such a busy day, we had to rush from the wedding breakfast to get changed quickly! Thank you again for performing."

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Joanna Davies - December 2015

"Paul, thank you very much for playing at our wedding ceremony on New Years Eve. Music was fantastic and everyone commented on how great you played. Best of luck for 2016!"

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Chris Brook - December 2015

"We would like to thank Paul sincerely for agreeing to play at our wedding in the 20th December. The music played by Paul for arrivals and for my bride to walk down the aisle to, created a relaxed ambience to the service. Only thing is I wished I could have listened to more of Paul's skill, but luckily for the guests they could whilst we were off having photos taken. A massive "thank you" Paul for making our day extra special and for also going that extra mile - literally - to come all the way over to Barnsley"

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Kevin Trowell - December 2015

"Hi Paul, my new wife and I would like to say a massive thank you for performing at our wedding last Saturday. The ceremony music was wonderful and many of our guests commented on how good a job you did at the drinks reception and how it added a lovely touch to the occasion. We can't thank you enough and will definitely recommend you to anyone getting married in future!"

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Holly Mack - November 2015

My new husband and I would like to say a huge thank you to you for playing at our wedding on Nov 20th at Browsholme Hall. You were truly amazing! I was running late and you just kept playing, nothing was too much trouble. Thank you so much for learning a special song just for us and dueting with my bridesmaid Katie for our first dance! It was so special, everything we wanted it to be x"

Bex & Matthew Dixon - October 2015

"Paul recently played at the drinks reception for my wedding in October and I can't recommend him enough! Nothing was too much trouble and he even rehearsed a couple of times with a family friend who sang with him on the day. He learnt songs that he knew would be special to my friends, family and my husband and me. He really was wonderful and ridiculously good value for money!"

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Steph & Kenny Pain - October 2015

"Thank you so much Paul for going above and beyond in everything, by learning our requested brass band pieces and accompanying Abbie [singing during the ceremony]. We really do appreciate everything you did to make our day perfect!
Love Steph and Kenny xx"

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Scott & Donna Jenkins - October 2015

"Thank you so much Paul! We were completely overwhelmed with your playing, it fitted perfectly with the day and we loved every minute. I also want to thank you for going above and beyond by learning my requested song - and for your immense patience with some of our younger guests, even allowing them to try out your guitar and ask you about a million questions! You helped make the day unforgettable for us all!"

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Paul & Zoe Goodwin - September 2015

"An absolute massive thanks for making our wedding day extra special! 
All our guests commented how beautiful it was"

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Shelly Haden - August 2015

"We didn't want to leave for photographs [as you were playing]. So professional and beautiful. Thank you paul x"

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Gareth & Sophie Humphries - August 2015

"Firstly we wanted to say a huge thank you for helping to make our day that much more special. Having live music as people arrived and throughout the ceremony was a really lovely touch, one that everyone enjoyed! We must also of course extend our gratitude for learning an additional song and for supporting Sophie's Uncle whilst he sang, we really do appreciate it!

Very friendly, talented and professional and the experience throughout has been fantastic. We would highly recommend! Thanks once again."

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Gemma & Phillip Dodds - July 2015

"I would like to say a massive thank you for playing for us. It was really beautiful and lots of people have commented on how much they enjoyed your tunes. 

Booking Paul to play at our wedding reception was very simple and absolutely no hassle. On the day he was excellent and played a beautiful ensemble of acoustic pop songs, he also created a personal les miserables mix for me - loved it and really completed our drinks reception. We would strongly recommend Paul for any style of wedding or event! "

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Ann & Steve Drinkwater - July 2015

"Can we just say a massive thank you for playing so beautifully at Helen and Simon's wedding last Thursday at Kirk Deighton and Woodhall Hotel. As parents of the bride we did not have the privilege of hearing as many songs in the church but our guests were full of compliments on how lovely the guitar playing was and how right it was for the venue. Thank you for playing 'Bring me Sunshine' at Woodhall and allowing us all to sing along, it made it a special moment and it certainly brought out the sunshine! We can't thank you enough and will certainly recommend you to others. Ann and Steve"

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Hayley & Ash Harris - June 2015

"Thank you so much Paul for playing at our wedding on the 27th June in Chorley. It made the day even more magical for us to arrive and hear your amazing music! All of our guests commented on how great you played and it really fitted in with the chilled out feel that we wanted for the day so we can't thank you enough. We would recommend you to everyone!! Thanks again, Hayley & Ash"

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Sandy & Joe Ibanez - June 2015

"A great thank you Paul for playing so beautiful and extremely well for us! All our guests commented on how great you were and how your music made our reception so relaxing and special and perfect for the moment!! Thank you Paul you did us proud!! We hope you were able to enjoy a drink and dinner after the performance and we are sorry we didnt get a chance to say goodbye!! Many thanks with love from sandy & joe Ibanez!"

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Kimberly Gunn - June 2015

"Wow! Thank you so so much for playing at our wedding on Friday you were amazing :) all my guests commented how fabulous you were and how gorgeous the music was :) so so pleased! Loved the entrance song! Thank you."

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Rachel Penketh - May 2015

"Hi Paul, just back from honeymoon. Wanted to thank you again for playing at our wedding ceremony on 2nd May in Runcorn. So many people have commented to both my husband and I on how fantastic you played and how amazed they were at the difference having a guitarist made to the ceremony. My husband and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for participating so amazingly at our wedding. Thank you xx"

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Callum & Aimee Freeman - April 2015

"My husband and I would like to give an enormous thank you to Paul for playing at our wedding ceremony yesterday at Farington Lodge. We received numerous comments from our guests on how they enjoyed the flawless playing. 
I would highly recommend Paul Thornton for your wedding. 
xxx Thank you xxx"

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Roger & Kate Lang - April 2015

"Thank you to Paul Thornton yesterday for making our wedding ceremony one to to remember! All the guests agreed you were amazing!"

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Robin & Natalie Cowap - April 2015

"Paul you were awesome! It created such a romantic setting and Natalie and I will always remember how special it was. Thank you so much!"

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Tony & Sheila Nickeas - January 2015

"Hi Paul, thanks so much for playing at our wedding last saturday. Everyone commented on your playing and it made our day so special. We have already given out your web site. Thanks again"

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Matthew & Sarah Jayne Chadwick - January 2015

"Paul you were fantastic at our wedding. Everybody commented on how great you were especially entertaining the 16 little ones that attended our wedding! Thank you very much, would definitely recommend"

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Ryan & Liz Wellings - December 2014

"Paul you were incredible!!!! Thank you so much for helping make our day so perfect xx"



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Eamonn & Rhiannon McLoughlin - December 2014

"Hi Paul Thank you so much for playing at our wedding on Saturday. All of the guests commented on how good the music was and what a nice touch it was to have live music being played. I would also like to thank you for learning Pelagia's song for me. There was definitely something wonderful about walking down the aisle to my very favourite piece of music. Again, thanks so much for helping to make our special day just that little bit more special. Best Wishes Rhiannon and Eamonn"

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Paul & Tracy Eccles - November 2014

"Thanks Paul for providing the music for our wedding ceremony on Saturday. You have been so helpful & professional and your rendition of Zorba the Greek will always be remembered  I will highly recommend you to friends x"

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Jonal & Caroline Ashkboos-Stubbs - July 2014

"Paul performed amazingly at our wedding in July. His playing was to perfection as usual. This is the second time we have asked Paul to play guitar for an event and we are never disappointed, us nor the guests for that matter! Always so professional, discrete and highly talented at playing the guitar. Paul knows just how to play and adapt pieces to complement the tone of events which shows his talent for music and also his sensitivity to different situations.
Paul is always ready to listen for new ideas and willing to adapt pieces of music according to special requests. It is not only a pleasure to listen to Paul playing the guitar, but also working with him.
We would highly recommend Paul and we will certainly request his services in the future without a doubt."


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Dennis Karnstein, Sr. Vice President of Sherwin Williams Product Finishes - July 2014

"Thank you for making the Grand Opening of our European Headquarters a huge success! From the start, your amazing guitar playing made our event classy, special, and memorable. When you added the lovely voice of Gemma [Latham, vocalist], you could see everyone smile with enjoyment. I only wish we could have another event sooner to see your talents again.

We will keep their details and will certainly be in touch with any future event that requires their musical expertise. We would most definitely pass on any recommendation to companies who are seeking a similar requirement.

Thank you once again"

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Peter & Kathryn Burton - June 2014

"Paul - thank you for a brilliant day at Northcote on Saturday your music was amazing and appreciated by everyone, it meant so much to Peter and I. A perfect day."

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James & Beth Eccleshare - April 2014

"Thank you so much to you guys (the Jonny Cooper Experience) for playing an awesome set on what was the best night of our lives! Dance floor was packed all night long and everybody had an incredible time! Special thanks to Paul Thornton for playing beautiful ceremony music at the church, and for accompanying our singers. Me and the wife just loved it!"

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Mike & Verity Hall - April 2014

"Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Words cannot explain how grateful we are for your astounding performance during our wedding breakfast last week. All of our guests commented on the relaxing and tranquil atmosphere that your music helped to create. A few guests who hadn't spotted you even commented on the magnificent cd that we were playing and enquired as to what it was, as your music and set was so flawless and polished! We loved hearing you perform some of our favourite songs, in your own unique, acoustic way and your set really mirrored us, our likes and personalities.
We wish that we could get married over and over again as the day was so incredible and we would have you back every time! Other couples about to embark on their wedding journey would be privileged to have you join them on the most beautiful day of their lives!"

xx Mike and Verity xx


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Cherri & Adam Gibson - February 2014

"I just wanted to say a very big heartfelt Thank you for performing at our wedding ceremony on tuesday 18th feb. You were utterly amazing...I loved you.
The guests speak very highly of you too. You really helped make my wedding Paul. I could listen to you now and forever.
I hope you and your wife enjoyed the cupcakes..
Many thanks..
Cherri and Adam Xx"

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Alex & Christina Flattery - February 2014

"Thank you so much for playing for us yesterday, what a talent and such a rockin' good band [the Jonny Cooper Experience] - sensational. I hope you enjoyed your trip to Liverpool, the guests were raving about you, so it would be fab so see you back here x Many thanks, Chris and Alex"

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Lee & Cath Makinson - February 2014

"Just wanted again to thank you for the truly beautiful, romantic wedding music you arranged and played for Lee and me on Saturday, all our families and friends loved your playing. The whole day was so perfect for us and we could not have had better music from any other source but yours. We can't speak highly enough about you Paul, in fact I think I want to learn to play the guitar......its never too late is it ? Cath and Lee"

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Kevin & Vicky Hart - December 2013

"Just wanted to send a note to thank you again for playing at our wedding ceremony on 30th December. Everybody commented on how fantastic you were and how you kept them entertained before the ceremony began (the groom has forgiven you for 'Blue Moon'!). The music during the ceremony itself was very moving and I loved the fact that you could end the entrance song as and when we needed you to which was so much better than if we had just had a cd and had to press stop! I would highly recommend Paul to anybody who is planning a wedding as his guitar playing just adds to making your special day that little bit more special and memorable. Thanks again. Mr & Mrs Hart x"

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Louie & Jenni Farrell - December 2013

"Paul, we just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding on Saturday, all the guests commented on how good you were, I loved every song you played.
I heard fast car during the meal which was a special request, along with songbird for my walk down the aisle, both were brilliant! It really set the tone at our wedding so THANK YOU!! We will be going to collect all our things from the barn today, so I will be listening to our cd of songs on the way home We Will be recommending you to anyone getting married! AMAZING x"

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Jamie & Sarah Caine - October 2013

"Paul, just a quick note from us, to thank you for how amazing you were playing at our wedding. I couldn't have imagined my entrance to the song Tender any better than it was. The groom and the best man were saying how they couldn't believe how superb it sounded and it made me cry (I had to compose myself before entering)...Hey Jude and the inevitable Z Cars and This Is The One....were just superb!!!!!

We can't thank you enough for playing on our day and you made it complete and absolutely what we wanted....You will be getting my recommendations to anyone who asks!!! 

Lots of love

Sarah & Jamie xxxxx"

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Graeme & Emma Robe - August 2013

"Thank you Paul for doing an excellent performance at our wedding, you captured the spirit of the day with your fantastic arrangement of songs and fitted in perfectly with the atmosphere of our special day. Everyone i spoke to thought you were brilliant, Emma and I were very pleased with how it went. We would highly recommend"

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Caroline & Deborah Ashkboos -
Caroline's 30th birthday party, August 2013

"Paul is a very talented musician, capable of playing both classical and modern day music and creating a great atmosphere.
His attention to minute detail when playing the guitar makes his work outstanding.  I would highly recommend Paul!"

"Just a quick thank you for your brilliant performance at Caroline's 30th birthday party.  Everyone really enjoyed your music and the Spanish theme complimented the occasion perfectly!
Please add this to your blog so people can see how wonderful you are!"


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Matthew & Helen Smith - July 2013

"We just wanted to say an enormous thank you for playing at our wedding on Saturday! You were absolutely superb and so many people commented on what a fantastic atmosphere you created before and after the ceremony. We really can't thank you enough for making our day. Please pass on our thanks to the rest of the band also, who really did make the night! 

We couldn't praise you highly enough if we tried.  
Thanks so so much x"

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Steve & Laura Jones - May 2013

"Dear Paul - We would like to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding. It was lovely to hear you play during the breakfast and the band was great...really enjoyed the RUSH songs - not easy!! My son was especially enjoying the evening disco!! I think we have a budding disco dancer there - you playing Sharp Dressed Man was inspired....Say thank you to Gary and Conal too from us - Laura and Steve"

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Paul & Teresa Miller - May 2013

"Teresa and I would like to thank you for your guitar playing at our wedding on Sunday. Lots of people have asked where we found you and that it was a nice surprise to have live music playing whilst they congregated around the bar while awaiting the photographs.

Once again thank you for making our day that bit more special."

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Paul & Louise Boardman - October 2012

"Having live music at our wedding made the whole day extra special. Paul, the guitarist, made sure that the playlist suited our tastes and personalities exactly - even recording the music so we could enjoy it over and over again. The music was a perfect part of a perfect day!"
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