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REVIEWS

"We are a couple from London and decided we wanted a dream destination wedding in the South of France. Music was always going to play a huge part and after discounting the local bands, we hired The Upshots. They provided music at the ceremony, cocktail reception, dinner, dancing and afterparty with DJ. The 9-piece band was amazing - perfect selection of songs from soul, Motown, pop, rock, classics and many current songs which was amazing. Would always recommend them and loved having them with us on our special day!"

– Lottie & Joe Trent, 8 November 2023, wedding in Cannes, France

"We wanted to say a big thank you to The Upshots for making our wedding reception so memorable. The music was fantastic and a real highlight for our guests too with music for everyone's tastes. Everyone said how much they enjoyed the band’s sets and the DJ kept guests thoroughly entertained right until the end. Communication before the day was great and they were flexible in working to our plan for the day and always available to answer any questions we had. Overall a great choice of band that we would recommend!"

– Daniel Jones, 20 October 2023, wedding reception at Wilderness Reserve, Saxmundham, UK

"The Upshotss gave an amazing performance at my birthday party on Saturday. Their playlist got everyone on their feet and the lead singers were interacting with the dancers and everyone commented on how great they were! The arrangements were straightforward, timings agreed that worked with buffet etc. Band set up, then cleared up without any fuss or bother. It wasn’t the exact line up I had seen before but the performance was outstanding. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend these talented musicians."

– Debra Bailey, 17 October 2023, birthday party at Rowhill Grange Hotel, Dartford, UK

"We were recommended the Upshots by our venue and then having looked at others felt they were absolutely the best band. Modern, energetic and stylish but also played classic soul / Motown. We were thrilled with their performance which had every guest of ours dancing! Will always recommend them for weddings and they are already playing at one of my friend's next summer!"

– Claudia Lamela, 20 September 2023, wedding at Hampton Court House

"Loved every song the guys did – and, being a guitarist, was especially impressed and inspired by Vic’s virtuoso performance – so much so that from that night, I’ve hired him for weekly guitar lessons! The band all round are seriously talented musicians and for sure we’ll look to use them again at any excuse."

– Olivia Newton, 8 September 2023, 50th birthday party in Hampshire

"The Upshots made our wedding truly magical! Their 9-piece ensemble delivered an exceptional performance, leaving all our guests raving about the music and dancing. Their professionalism, seamless communication, and diverse playlist made for an unforgettable experience. The talented vocalists and musicians kept the dance floor packed, creating an energetic atmosphere that delighted everyone. We can't thank The Upshots enough for making our special day perfect. Highly recommended for any event!"

– Becky Saxby, 2 August 2023, wedding at Holkham Hall, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

"Hi Matt, Just wanted to pass on both our and the client’s thanks for last Thursday. Everyone was very happy with the band and it really made the evening. Thanks, Andy Swinney."

– Andy Swinney, 22 June 2023, corporate event at The Core at Corby Cube, Northamptonshire

"Hi Matt, I hope all is well. I just wanted to send a message to say how delighted we were with the band. They really were the highlight of our day, the music selection was spot on. We had so many of our guests asking for their details the next day, we have barely any photos as people were enjoying themselves so much no one had their phone out, the sign of a great night! I also just wanted to say a special thank you for the way they treated our daughter, they completely got her involved and made her feel like a star, it’s a memory we will treasure forever. We hope the rest of their wedding and events season is as good a success as ours. Wishing you and all the band well. Thanks, Claire & Ryan."

– Claire Oakley, 20 June 2023, wedding at Port Lympne Reserve, Aldington Road, Hythe, Kent

"Hey, We just wanted to drop you a note to let you know how AMAZING The Upshots were at our wedding. Not only are they beyond talented but they also brought an amazing atmosphere to our wedding. They had everyone up and dancing all night (which was not easy as it was rather hot!) and all our guests were so impressed by their choice of songs and how brilliant both singers were. They also adapted well to some rain outside at our cocktail hour and were super professional. The whole process to book them was smooth and easy and we couldn’t recommend you or The Upshots more! Thanks, Anna & Daniele."

– Anna Cain, 14 June 2023, wedding at Villa Corsini a Mezzomonte, Impruneta, Florence, Italy

"Hi Matt, I just wanted to say how fantastic The Upshots were on Saturday night for Louise and Ben’s wedding. It was such a great performance by the band and the dance floor was packed, which says it all. The DJ was brilliant and Katie and her colleague so professional with the sound set up and tech. They had all arrived having had challenging journeys to get to Dorney with endless delays, but everyone was so polite and good humoured. Adam was most efficient and helpful as band leader. Please pass on my thanks and I had a quick chat with Louise (when she wasn’t on the dance floor) and she was equally delighted. I wouldn’t hesitate to book The Upshots again. With kind regards, Joanna."

– Joanna Wilford, 9 June 2023, wedding at Lake End House, Windsor, Berkshire

"Thank you to you and the rest of the band for such a fantastic set of music on Saturday. You guys are absolutely fantastic - best wedding band in London!!!! So many people were asking how we found you and if they could have your contact details - perfect wedding reception music! What a cover band!"

– Lauren & Mitch Eddystone, 2 April 2023, wedding at Landmark Hotel, London

"Just a note to say thanks for all your hard work and support at our Christmas party. Everyone has provided incredibly positive feedback and I know we won’t be looking far for next year’s entertainment!"

– Jordan Hyde, 10 January 2023, Christmas party in Nottingham

"We’ve used many signed, well-known bands before for company events and I would say The Upshots (still love the name!) match up with any in terms of talent and crowd reaction, a big thumbs up."

– Alan Machon, 1 October 2022, corporate event for Private Jet Brokerage, Geneva

"Thank you so much for all your help with arranging The Upshots for our wedding. They were absolutely brilliant - everything that we hoped for! We’ve had so many of our guests commenting on how fantastic they were - they had everyone up and dancing the whole night. Definitely something special! We’re so pleased that we pushed the boat out and had the Jazz duo for the Reception drinks too - they kicked things off perfectly."

– Amelia Cozon, 17 August 2022, wedding in Tredington, Shipston-on-Stour, UK

"Hi Matt, The Upshots is the best band EVER. All of our friends agree that they created the best dance floor in the world and we couldn’t agree more. We would recommend them 12/10 for any event and honestly have the best memories from our wedding night. We thanked the band at the end of the night but can you please pass on our thanks again. They were INCREDIBLE. Best, Natasha and Kit."

– Natasha & Kit Smith, 11 July 2022, wedding at The Ned, Poultry, London, UK

"Hi Matt, Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you to both the band and DJ last night. They were amazing and really got everyone going and made our wedding so perfect. Everyone loved them!! Thank you so much, Alex."

– Alexandra Tate, 30 May 2022, wedding in Chalfont Saint Giles, UK

"I just want to say how amazing the bands were and that I truly can’t say thank you enough! Brilliant night and selection of music! Thank you once again – what a band! Would definitely recommend them to anyone!"

– Richard Parkin, 20 April 2022, wedding at Tattershall Castle, London

"We are one of the foremost event bookers in Spain for luxury weddings & private parties. We always recommend The Upshots first to all of our clients who want a fun, energetic and impactful band to take their event to a new level. It's hard to find better performers and singers and the professionalism they always bring impresses all."

– Marielle Evans, 23 February 2022, corporate event in Marbella, Spain

"We booked The Upshots for two days at a corporate event in central London. The client was thrilled with the energy and professionalism they brought to the events."

– James Simpson, 10 December 2021, corporate event in London

"We hired The Upshots for my daughter's 18th birthday party at our house. It was a fantastic night filled with the perfect music. We will always recommend and try and book them whenever we need a band or DJ."

– Jake Abrahams, 17 August 2021, birthday party in Essex

"We booked The Upshots for our wedding at Wilderness Reserve and we honestly couldn’t have been happier! The band were incredible and everyone absolutely loved them! They are so talented and such a fun group of musicians too - couldn’t recommend this band enough! Thank you thank you thank you for such an amazing performance and for being the perfect addition to our evening. Emily & Andy x"

– Emily Roome, 31 July 2021, wedding at Wilderness Reserve, Yoxford Road, Saxmundham, UK

"The Upshots were awesome, thank you! Everyone loved them, hope they enjoyed performing again at last after the past 18 months. Thanks again, Lauren & Charlie."

– Lauren Hartwell, 16 July 2021, wedding at Smedmore House, Kimmeridge, Wareham, UK

"We weren’t sure what we wanted music wise so we left the whole night under Natalie’s supervision – and my goodness did she deliver – all the band were great – especially playing the old 70s numbers with a modern twist – a night we will never forget – they are already booked in to do our next family event!"

– Suzy & Ray Sinclair, 15 September 2019, wedding at Villa Vinci, Tuscany, Italy

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