Testimonials From Happy Customers

Here are a selection of testimonials from happy customers who arranged for us to provide their live entertainment. Many people ask us to entertain their wedding guests and we have a healthy number of outside events that we attend. Don’t forget that we have a great selection of regular entertainment venues where you can see us play every month. See our calendar for details.

Tim Lincoln’s 70th Birthday Party
7th February 2016 Windsor Hotel, Worthing

Tim Lincoln's 70th birthday seatedTim Lincoln's 70th birthday dancingDear George,

A very big thank you to you and your band in helping to make my 70th
birthday swing along perfectly!

All our guests said it was a great afternoon and really enjoyed your
music. It even got them up on their feet.

A very happy occasion which would not have been the same without you.

Tim & Margaret Lincoln

Testimonial from Lavant Fête 20th June 2015

On 20th June 2015 the band returned to play at the Lavant Fête, a regular feature on the band’s calendar. This is a great opportunity to enjoy New Orleans Jazz in the afternoon.

Lavant Fête Georges Regis Jazz Band

The weather served up a rather grey day but the band’s ever lively repertoire ensured that everyone’s spirits were in top form.

Lavant Fete Spectators Enjoying Jazz
The Lavant Parish Council Fête Committee sent the band a much appreciated letter of thanks. The band love to hear that they’ve hit the mark yet again!

Lavant Parish Council Letter

Catherine & Andy’s Wedding 26th July 2014 (George Bell House, Canon Lane, Chichester)

Bride And Groom With The Jazz Band

Bride And Groom Dancing To JazzHello,

Sorry for the delay – we moved house and didn’t have internet for a month and then our friends who did the photography moved house and didn’t have internet to send us final edits!

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. So many guests commented on the fun garden party aspect of the day and how amazing the band were. Loads of people wanted to know more about you!

We had an amazing time and your playing just set the mood for the drinks reception – thank you. I have attached a few pictures of us dancing to your music – and you!

Many thanks, Catherine & Andy

Wedding Guests Dancing To Jazz

Petworth House Christmas Fair 22nd November 2014

Dear George and all those in the wonderful George Regis Jazz Band,

I just wanted to write a quick email to thank you all so much for attending the Petworth House Christmas Fair once again the Saturday before last.  Even though the skies were grey you kept everyone cheery and toes tapping.  You all truly put a smile on visitor faces and I hope you will return to Petworth House again soon.

May I wish you all a very Happy Christmas.

With best wishes,
Karen Manton-Cook

Petworth House Christmas Fair

Private Party on Friday 7th November 2014

Good morning George,

Just a quick thank you for a tremendous musical contribution to my husbands party. Your ensemble played just the right tunes and wasn’t it fun to see my little granddaughter dancing so vigorously to nearly everything you played. 

So great time had by all, wonderful party, many compliments were made about the whole evening.

Cheers and all the best for the future.

Sonja L Bridges

Private Party Dancing

Emsworth Show Monday 25th August 2014

Emsworth Show Indoors

The George Regis band attended our Emsworth Show on Bank Holiday Monday in the most horrendous weather ever!!!
Their music, energy and enthusiasm lifted the stall holders and visitors spirits due to the never ending rain and they were loved by all that attended the show.

We have had so much positive feedback about the band and in Chairman’s words:

“The horticultural marquee by default suddenly had a surge of “joie de vivre” when the  band started to play.  It lifted the mood and the weather became irrelevant”.

We would love to see them again at the show next year.

Emsworth Show Outside

(Emsworth Show photographs by kind permission of Makaela Papworth)

Chris & Pam Welland’s Ruby Wedding Anniversary Party – Sunday 24th August 2014

Dear George & “Gang”,

Well, what can we say? From the bottom of our hearts we thank you and your wonderful team for contributing in such a massive manner to Sunday’s spectacularly successful Ruby Wedding anniversary party. Thank you for all your kindness to us and for really entering into and making the atmosphere really all such fun! We have been inundated with thank you letters which, without exception, remark on how much you contributed to the success of the party.

We all so enjoyed your music both inside and in the garden and thank you for not only playing some of our favourites but for taking so many requests – and for getting us on the dance floor; we did so enjoy that! So, again, thank you so much and we do hope you will pass this all on to the other members of the band. We much look forward to the next time.

With best wishes,
Chris & Pam

Chris & Pam Welland Ruby Wedding Party

Lavant Fete TestimonialsLavant Fete 21st June 2014

Lavant Fête enjoyed a fabulous day of sunshine this year and the band obliged by spicing up the afternoon with their acclaimed hot weather jazz.

The band were on top form and were delighted to receive a letter of thanks from Lavant Parish Council Fete Committee.

Testimonials are always uplifting and are a source of great inspiration. If you missed the Fête this year then keep the 20th June free for 2015.

The Lavant Fête is a regular feature on the band’s calendar and is a great opportunity to enjoy New Orleans Jazz in the afternoon.

 Shelley & Gareth’s Wedding – 16th September 2013Shelley and Gareth's wedding

Dear George & the boys,

Thank you so much for making out special day go with such a swing. Your music was a real highlight for us; so many of our favourites, “who could ask for anything more!”

P.S. Everyone loved the photo with the band.

Lots of love
Shelley & Gareth

Shelley and Gareth's Wedding

Civic Twinning Reception – 14th August 2013

Hi George,

Everyone had a great evening and thoroughly enjoyed the music you and the band provided, so many thanks for being able to do this at short notice (again!) We always know we’re going to get a great sound from your group, in whatever combination and the music you play fits so many occasions.

Hope you all enjoyed playing for us – I was a bit worried about losing half the audience in the latter end as I know no one wants to play to an empty house but actually things seemed to work out fine. Please pass on our thanks to the rest of the musicians.

Unfortunately I haven’t got photos this time as I wasn’t able to cover that role and was hoping that twinning and local press would get some pictures of the band playing but sadly they didn’t. Look forward to using you again if we can, hopefully with more notice.

Kind regards, Heather Knight
Secretary to the Mayor
Civic & Support Services Manager
Bognor Regis Town Council

Mundham & District Gala and Flower Show

Annual Mundham & District Gala and Flower ShowThe George Regis Jazz Band played for us at the Annual Mundham & District Gala and Flower Show this July.

It was a glorious sunny day and their wonderful music filled the air adding to the ambience of the afternoon. This made it a very special day for everyone that came and enjoyed the wonderful afternoon. Thank you all very much. Same time next year?”

Katrina Jarvis (Hon Secretary)

Jo and Thom Lewis Wedding 23rd June 2013
Wedding Jo and Thom

We booked George and his band for our wedding a year in advance as we were so keen for them to play at our big day!  Despite us requesting a rather unusual song for our first dance, they did us proud and recreated the number beautifully.

All of our friends and family commented on how great the band were and the fact that so many of them were dancing speaks volumes.  Many thanks to you all for bringing your magic to our wedding!

Jo and Thom Lewis 23rd June 2013


 New Orleans International Food Evening

Midhurst & Petworth Rotary Club Jazz Band

Dear George,

Thank you for ensuring our ‘New Orleans’ International Food Evening was such a great success!

Everyone loved your music and it was great to see so many dancing along.

Your enthusiasm, the music and the food made it a complete New Orleans experience which everyone thoroughly enjoyed !

Thank you so much,
Hazel Morley
Midhurst and Petworth Rotary Club 20th April 2013

Rosie & Alex’s Wedding

Rosie And Alex's Wedding

To the fabulous George and band,

What a day! Thank you for really making it go with a swing!

We had been to so many weddings which ended with people dancing to a disco and had set our hearts on finding something full of sparkle, fun and energy: we were thrilled that you came along to answer our wishes!

Very best wishes to you all and thanks once again,

Rosie & Alex

(and from the bride’s parents…)

Rosie And Alex's Wedding Strolling To The Beach

Dear George,

What a brilliant day that was! A very big thank you to you and your superb band. From the first notes of your music outside the church as you prepared to lead all the guests to the celebration toast on the beach, to the last (encored) dance of the evening, your music kept our toes tapping. It was lovely to see guests from the smallest toddlers to grandparents all enjoying a dance, even if some of the steps were improvised! And while we relaxed and caught our breath we could enjoy the singing of the vocalist – and some were tempted to join in.

Our sincere thanks to you all for your part in making Rosie and Alex’s day perfect and a day filled with happy memories for everyone.

Our very best wishes till we meet again . . . . . and we will be keeping a look out for your regular venues.

Stuart and Sarah

P.S. Hope it will not be too long before you get to see some pictures.

Sam & Chris Wedding

Wedding Sam and Chris

Dearest George & Jazz Band,

Thank you for playing on our special day! Here’s hoping for some ‘sunshine’!

Love, Sam & Chris


Lee & Kirsty’s Wedding

Dear George And All The Band,

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. You created a lovely atmosphere and all of our guests were impressed. You really made it memorable for us.Also, well done for coping in the heat. I think we must have had one of the hottest days of the year!

Thank you again, Lee & Kirsty

Wedding James and Swapna

James & Swapna’s Wedding

Dear George & all the Band,You were brilliant at our wedding! The music was great – everyone was singing your praises. The first dance was great. We really appreciate everything.

Love, James & Swapna xxx

 Sue & Mark’s Wedding

Wedding Sue and MarkTo George & the Band,

Thank you again for playing at our wedding at the race course – it completed a perfect day for us and we had loads of comments about how good you were (although a lot of our friends were far too drunk to remember!)We thought the send off you gave us was excellent and we’ll never forget it – in fact we talked about it all the way to the hotel at Windsor. Luckily we’ve got some photos of the evening to help with the memories.

Thanks again, Sue & Mark

St George’s Day Emsworth 23rd April 2012

Strolling Band St Georges Day EmsworthHi George,

You and the band did a terrific job today and really were responsible for keeping everyone’s spirits high in the cold and driving rain. You worked so hard to ensure that live jazz was heard all over the town.I know that some musicians are reluctant to play in bad weather, but you and your band showed us what real musicians are made of. We were all very proud of you and your excellent music.

Thanks again, I hope you have managed to dry out!

Brendan (St George’s Day Emsworth 23rd April 2012)

Dear George and Barbara,

The whole evening was a great success and as usual, everyone has let us know how much they enjoyed it – especially your wonderful music. You’re always smiling George and we all love you and your boys. Thank you for a great night.

Looking forward to the next one!

With many thanks, Alison
(St George’s Day Emsworth 23rd April 2012)

Mother’s Surprise 90th Birthday Party

Dear George,

A very belated thank to you and your band for making my Mum`s 90th birthday so special on Saturday 26 May.

The weather was beautiful (unlike today) and everybody enjoyed themselves. My Mum is still talking about it and doesn’t know how we all kept the secret.

Please pass on our thanks to the other band members. Hope we fed and watered you all enough on what was a very hot afternoon.

Hope to catch up with you in the future.

Joy and Bob Jackson

Chichester Yacht Club Jazz Evening

Good morning George,

Just a quick e-mail to say what a fantastic evening with your fabulous Jazz Band. As usual you were your smiling, happy self and as always thoroughly enjoying yourself with the rest of your band.

It was lovely to see so many members & guests from visiting Yacht Clubs supporting, what was, without doubt, a brilliant evening.

Please pass on my thanks and best wishes to the rest of your crew.

Best wishes – Diana x

Venue: Chichester Yacht Club, 25/08/12

With such great testimonials, why not to come and enjoy our popular live jazz?

There are regular venues where we play every month and there are usually a number of opportunities for you to join us. We have a good following at our regular venues. You will probably be leaving your own testimonials before long!