"Chris (Chris Bennett) was a complete professional and worked the crowd very well. He had everyone listening and laughing and wanting for more. I'd have him back again and recommend him to anyone. He really appeals to all ages."
"Plastique were great. They were all so friendly and all great musicians. So versatile. The lead singer (Jamie) walked amongst the crowd that were dancing, singing to warm them up. They really were very good and people got up dancing straight away. And that's not always easy. Encore!"
The Advertising Club of Victoria
The feedback so far has been nothing short of 'FANTASTIC'. Platinum were great! Please pass on our thanks to Platinum for making the night memorable & enjoyable for all who attended. Thanks also to you & Peter for managing the booking process so seamlessly.
The feedback from last week's IOSCO Dinner at the Botanical Gardens has been absolutely outstanding, due in no small part to Combo Fiasco. It was the first time I had seen the group perform, and along with the rest of the audience, I was captivated. Some senior corporate sector people have specifically asked for your contact details from which I deduce that the evening will result in further work coming your way. I certainly hope so. Thanks for the special "securities regulators" song. It was enthusiastically received.
"Dear Peter and Susie,
So many thanks for all your work and in helping make the Mad Hatters Ball a wonderful success. Matt Hetherington and Beyond Belief were sensational. It has been a pleasure being involved with such a professional group of people and I hope we can work together again next year.
President Friends of the Australian Kidney Foundation
"Alyce (Alyce Platt - In The Flesh), Jeremy Pete et el were fantastic. They played more than required and were a big hit with the 20 - 60 year age cross section.
Our 500 guests were entertained and danced off their feet."
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PerformArts Pty Ltd - Creative Events Management
Re: Matt Hetherington
Thanks for agreeing to play at the Rabobank Conference on Saturday 15th February 2003. The night was an enormous success for the bank, and for me as producer of the event. And one of the main reasons the evening was such a success was the fantastic show that you and your band gave us. Your choice of material was perfect for the evening, the quality of the band and the vocals was excellent and the entertainment factor was sensational. Thank you for putting on a knock-out, energetic and dynamic show. The audience loved it. The other thing I wanted to say was that it was a pleasure to deal with you and the band. You were all extremely pleasant and professional and I really appreciated that. At the end of the evening at least 10 women asked to be introduced to you. The worrying thing is that one of them was my wife!
"Peter and Susie,
On behalf of the Hawthorn Football Club I would like to thank Bandshop for all your hard work and enthusiasm with Hawthorn Football Club's Family Day. Your professionalism and flexibility is certainly your strength, always being there for me whenever I called up with any concerns or questions. Both POGO and THE LOUNGE were outstanding and added to the success of the event. We have only received positive feedback from the supporters, staff and players of the Hawthorn Football and full credit goes to the performers and to Bandshop. It has been a pleasure working with Bandshop once again and I look forward to working with you for future Hawthorn Football Club events.
Marketing Executive - events
"Peter, with the conclusion of the 2001 Melbourne Cup Carnival, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support throughout the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Your assistance with helping us solve our entertainment problems for the major race days was very much appreciated. A lot of time and effort goes into making these events the huge successes that they continue to be.
Thanks for all your help."
Victoria Racing Club
"Peter, just a short note to express our appreciation to you for organizing the entertainment at this years Annual Ball & more recently at the Best & Fairest presentation Dinner at the Grand Hyatt on 1st October, 1999. The quality & presentation of the bands coupled with your professionalism created the perfect recipe & assisted in making this year’s events our biggest yet.
I look forward to working with you again."
On behalf if the Western Bulldogs, I am writing to thank you for your support in 2002. As you know Matt Hetherington played at our Grand Final Eve Luncheon, The Big Bounce, on 27th September. As always he was fantastic and I have to say he makes it difficult to consider booking anyone else! Having said that, Big Deal performed at our Charles Sutton Medal Dinner last night and I received rave reviews. The guys were great to deal with, very easy going and topped off our night beautifully. Please pass on my sincere thanks to both groups for a superb job. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support over the past couple of years and wish you all the best for the future.
Executive Services Coordinator
"Peter, on behalf of the St Kilda Football Club please accept our thanks for organizing the Funky Film X-Press to play at our Dinner Dance at the Hilton on Saturday night. The band were fabulous & really made the night a success. I was thrilled with the way the band vibed everyone up & had the dance floor packed.
Thanks to you & the band."
St Kilda Football Club
"Peter, Babba were a great success at the Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers Association Annual Conference Opening Dinner, which was attended by 480 people at the Derwent Entertainment Centre in Tasmania. The feedback we received the next day from delegates, was that it was our ‘best night ever.’
Bruce D McKenzie, General Manager - Machinery
RE: Pogo at Vision Systems Company Dinner Dance, Saturday 30th November 2003 I would like to let you know that Pogo were fantastic! The dance floor was never empty. Mick Malone was extremely helpful and caring through the night which eased some of the stress from me. The band members interacted with the crowd and the music selection was great - lots of really good "dancing" music. We had 465 people attending and the feedback I got the following Monday was "the band was fantastic". I thank you again for your assistance.
"Peter and Erin,
Just a short note to say thank you for making such a great effort to ensure our evenings success on Friday. We have had some excellent feedback, and the teams appear to have enjoyed another great Christmas event."
Ryan Sherbrooke PA to Alison Watts
General Manager (South) Victoria / Tasmania / South Australia / Western Australia
Manpower Services (Australia) Pty Ltd
I was wondering if you can let me know the dates that Plastique are available in the end of September early October. Yes we are having our Dinner Dance around this time and I think my life would not be worth living if I organised it with a different band.
Look forward to hearing from you."
Gillette Social Club
"To the Manager,
Thank you for your help in finding us the perfect band to play at our wedding on 30 November 2002. When Harry Met Frank were fantastic - they played the exact music I was hoping for at the perfect volume and were very professional at all times. Please extend our appreciation to them.
Kindest regards and thanks."
Sarah and Nick Barell
RE: QUEENSLAND WEEK PICNIC IN THE PARK
"On behalf of the Promotions & Marketing Department at Channel Seven, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and the team from BABBA for their involvement in the Picnic in the Park on Sunday, 9 June 2002. Even though the wet weather leading up to the event did cause a few minor problems, the sun shone upon us on the day and an estimated 100,000 people streamed through the gates. The stage entertainment is what makes this event such a huge success and we couldn’t do it without the hard work and professionalism of you and your colleagues. Once again thank you and we look forward to working with your organization again in the future."
Marketing and Promotions
CHANNEL SEVEN, BRISBANE
"Thank you so much for your assistance and service in relation to organising entertainment for our Charity Dinner on Friday 25th May 2001.
Your recommendation of The Rhythm di-Section was great – the musicians were very professional and we would have no hesitation in recommending or using their services again. Getting feedback from our audience was very positive and I would appreciate you passing on my gratitude to Ange and her team.
Once again ‘thanks’ and I look forward to working with you again in the future."
DOLPHIN RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Regarding Tribal Funk's performance last Saturday 17th November 2001. These guys were fantastic and the dance floor was at full capacity all night.
Thank you very much for your assistance and choice of quality band - it really made our evening a great success and we will be contacting you again for our 2002 function."
Executive Assistant to CEO
"A big thankyou for organising Matt Hetherington and Beyond Belief. They were fantastic! We have had very positive feedback.
JDRF Team (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)
Motorace & Lash were both obliging and well received. We had over 600 attend and this is fantastic for the size of our Shire.
We also thank your agency for the efficiency and care you took with our booking and I hope we can use your agency again in the future."
Co-ordinator of the "Active Youth in Buloke" Program
Thank you for your assistance with booking INXSIVE for the Greensborough Plaza Fire Works.
I was very happy with their performance. They were a totally professional group to work with and their show was great. I personally had a good time dancing and reminiscing about my early college days, and looking round the crowd so were a lot of others."
Cultural Events Officer
On behalf of the Staff of the Melbourne Campus Students Association, and all the students of the Australian Catholic University, I would like to thank you and your staff for a sensational night on the 10th of November.
Everyone was very impressed with the band Crazy Haus, the DJ as well as the sound and lighting. Thank you kindly for all your help in making the end of year ball the best I have ever seen. Have a wonderful Christmas and all the best for the New Year."
Australian Catholic University, St Patrick’s Campus
"Erin & Peter,
A very belated thank you from everyone for the fantastic night we had on the 25th August. The venue was great and Matt Hetherington was a real success. So thanks to you and to the guys. Hope things were ok from their perspective."
Mentone Private Hospital
Thanks again for all your help.
People are still talking about the fantastic band."
Elite Customer Solutions
"Peter, Moonlighting were really outstanding. So suitable for a 50th. Very professional, great equipment, and easily adaptable to our requirements. You never let me down."