Steve Dunleavy’s Big Birthday, Sarisbury, 26 May 2019
What a brilliant performance by Cheesecake!
Thank you so much.
We couldn’t be happier how it went and the excellent feedback concerning Cheescake.
John’s Big Birthday Bash, Banstead Golf Club, 27 April 2019
A big ‘Thank you’ to you and your fellow muxicinas in Cheesecake for making Saturday night’s birthday party such a great success.
All the best
Elaine’s Wedding, Preston Court Cantebury, 6 April 2019
You were amazing!
Tim & Anna’s Wedding on 2 Jan 2019 at Gate St Barn, Surrey
Dear Alexis and the whole band,
Just wanted to write to say a massive thank you for making the evening of our wedding so much fun. The music was great, everyone loved the songs you played and your versions of them. It was so great to see everyone dancing and having a brilliant time, and so many guests have commented on how excellent you guys were! If we have any good photos we will email them through to you if you’d like?
Also, is there anywhere that we could leave a review to recommend you to others?
Thank you so much again,
Anna and Tim
Carly & Emmet’s Wedding, 8 December 2018 at Surrey County Hall, Kingston
Many thanks for the music at our wedding on Saturday – the guests all loved the music you guys played and it definitely helped to close off a special day so thank you very much! Please pass on my thanks to the rest of the band!
Emmet & Carly
Spencer & Hannah’s Wedding, High Billinghurst Farm, Godalming, 1 December 2018
Hope you’re well.
Just a quick email to say a massive thanks to you and the band for the music at the Wedding last week!
It was absolutely fantastic and the measure for me is always how busy the dancefloor is – and there wasn’t really a moment when you guys were playing that it wasn’t completely full!
Thanks again for what made such a great evening as putting everything aside (as lovely as it was of course), people only ever really talk about the party!! And it couldn’t have gone down better so if anyone asks for a band I know what direction to point them in!
That’s alright (about forgetting to play Nothing Else Matters), we were all having so much fun it didn’t need to be played in the end 😊
Thanks again for putting on a great show, we were both amazed by the Falling in Love song, was spot on!
When we get back from Honeymoon I’ll make sure to write a review on your website 😄
Hi Alexis, just wanted to send a quick message to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding last month! Only just catching up with reality now and wanted to share some pictures. Our photographer captured some of the band and dance floor so wanted to share! Thank you again, such good fun! x
Just a note to say thank you so much. You guys were everything we were hoping for out wedding. You kept the dance full for the entire night and we loved every minute of it. All our guests thought you guys were great.
Thank you for your rendition of the Hills of Donegal and dealing with the decibel limiter issues fantastically.
Conall and Andrew
Hello to you all!!!
I hope you will forgive a joint email, but we are away tomorrow for a week (yaaayyy) and there are so many of you to thank that I think you will not mind sharing this.
A good wedding just cannot happen without a solid reliable team of behind the scene helpers. I know that this was the case. Even with wedding number three it didn’t really get any easier and not having a traditional venue meant a lot of planning. A HUGE HEARTFELT THANK YOU TO YOU ALL. We look forward very much to being able to deservedly recommend each and every one of you.
To Oli Charrington and his terrific team at Alresford Marquees. Another great tent! You haven’t ever let us down. However – sadly for you, but no small relief to us – no more daughters! Thank you for dealing so quickly with the last minute panics of a stressed M of the B. Although the loo’s did come in quite handy…..
To flower lady Hannah Berry and her team of helpers. The flowers were just about the first thing Jenny booked. They were top of her list of priorities and you didn’t disappoint one little bit. They were truly properly beautiful. At the moment the remaining bunches are outside on the garden table en masse, so I can see them from my kitchen window, still looking fantastic. We thought the log ‘altar’ was a triumph. But jolly glad it wasn’t us lighting the candles! I loved the ceremony part of the barn. It worked brilliantly, and exactly what Jen had in mind. As you can imagine I am so looking forward to getting all the logs back to their owners.
To the terrific band Cheesecake. Who played their socks off once again for us all. Loads of peeps saying what a great band. I will admit that when I saw the state of the guests and the dance floor at about 8.30!! I thought to myself OMG will the barn survive ‘til midnight?. Then I thought – What the hell, I’ll have another Jager bomb and then who cares? – My crash point arrived when I realised that if I stopped dancing I’d fall over. You all looked like you were enjoying the mayhem.
Of course to No Fuss – our fantastic caterers. Who absolutely lived up to their name and kept calm when needed, which I think may have been quite a lot. Lovely scrummy food and a lovely bunch of waiters and waitresses. The barman was a particular hit…. I blame him for letting me have X 10 Jager bombs, after a bottle or so of Prosecco over the meal. Nothing to do with any intention on my part to out bomb everyone else. Our sincere apologies for the ubiquitous drunken guest crashing around the dance floor (no not me). There is always one it seems. I hope he was neither rude to any of you or knocked any of you flying as he did to a few of the guests.
To Stella England who did the bride’s hair and the bridesmaids and the sisters. Jen looked top dollar thanks in no small part to you Stella and Lucy. It was a very nice, relaxed and fun house before the wedding.
To Lucy Houghton who did our makeup, beautifully, and persuaded me that false eyelashes may be the way forward. I very rarely look sophisticated, but I reckon that summed me up on Saturday. Until the Jager bombs of course. Sigh….
To every single last person who helped to make such a great day – a great big hug from Emma, Gerry, Jenny and Dan.
We just wanted to send an email now that we are back from our honeymoon to thank you again for playing at our wedding. The band was the highlight of the evening and everyone loved your song selection and ability to play all the songs requested, no matter how random they were! It was great to see everyone up dancing all night and really made our evening. Thank you for also accommodating all the cousins that wanted to sing and the song you did in German. It was really appreciated.
Emily & Karsten
Just a quick word of thanks for the amazing efforts from the band yesterday – and please do pass on my thanks to all those involved.
You were every bit as good as I remembered from a few years back, and we had great feedback from our guests. It really was incredibly slick and a great mix of pop and Irish. It went down so well.
I really hope you got as much of a buzz from the dancefloor as we did being on it!
Many, many thanks–
26 May 2018
Just wanted to send a warm thanks to the Cheesecake band for our wedding. They were fantastic and our guests had a wonderful time. Please let me know which websites I can save the review (copied and pasted below) for maximum impact and feel free to use it yourself. Thanks again!
The review is:
We had the Cheesecake band at our wedding reception in May 2018. They are highly professional and attentive to detail in the run up to the big day and Alexis really put my mind at ease. Nothing was too much trouble for them. The band were great and kept the dancefloor heaving for the whole night – even allowing a guest to do a turn on the mic! They really worked the room and played music we had suggested as well as some classics that were hits for everyone from the bridesmaids to the great uncles! Could not recommend them enough and have already been asked by guests about them. Thanks so much!
Laura (Wedding 26 May 2018)
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for being awesome, I clearly loved every minute (don’t think I left the dancefloor). All the guests commented on how great you all were!!
Once again THANK YOU
Cassandra & Alistair
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Hi Alexis & Co, You were amazing! Thank you so much for playing on Saturday night, you really made the party! We have had so many positive comments about the band, I hope you get some more bookings on the back of it. Best wishes, Sue & Richard
Jessica & Andrew’s Wedding, Saturday 30 September 2017 at The Master Builder’s House Hotel, Brockenhurst
What an absolutely fantastic night. I knew you would be a good band from your video, but you were even better than that! Brilliant music with lots of energy.
Thank you so much for making Jessica and Andrew’s wedding one of the best days of their lives. Jessica said to me half way through that the dancing was exactly what she had wanted. She was very happy.
Unfortunately Roger missed the two of them playing – but we have a great photo – attached.
It was a long way to come so I hope you got back OK and I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. We had lots of compliments about you.
Thank you very much
Clare’s Major Birthday Milestone at The Telegraph, Putney, 22 September 2017
Charity Ball, Cricklewood, inspired by Charlene’s late Mum
Apologies for not sending you an email already still trying to find my feet after the crazy weekend.
Massive thank you for supporting the night. Honestly your band were excellent, everyone was saying it and numerous people were asking for your name for future events.
If I’m to ever do another event I’ll be sure to call upon you.
Amy & Martin’s Wedding on Saturday 29 July 2017 at the Tithe Barn, Petersfield,
Thank you so much for performing at our wedding last night. You created a brilliant atmosphere and we all had so much fun. Hiring you was the best decision we made and a real highlight of the wedding. Thank you!!
Amanda’s Big Birthday, Saturday 10 June, on a farm somewhere in the middle of rural England
Just to say thank you so much to you and your band for playing at my party on Saturday evening, you played some fantastic music and we thoroughly enjoyed dancing too. A number of people wanted to know where you came from as they thought you were brilliant.
Thank you again.
PAUL’S BIG BIRTHDAY DO, Saturday 28 May at Lea House, Shere, Surrey
Just a quick note to thank you and your band for Sunday night. You truly got us all rocking and everyone commented on how great you were I obviously won’t hesitate in recommending you. We had a real blast Jackie and I plus all our guests and you were a big part of that so thanks again and please pass this on to your fellow band members.
All the best Paul
Ed’s Amazing, Nautically Themed Birthday Extravaganza, Hampshire, 20 May
Your improvisation and patience as you were man handled around the garden to accompany some marine charades was much appreciated.
Your two sets were fantastic and I am still laughing and proud of stomping through the Proclaimers on the stage with two of my daughters either side of me.
The range of music was fantastic. Your band was everything I had hoped it would be.
Please use me for any reference purposes. I have cc’d Jo Jo who arranges parties.
My apologies for apparently greeting you in a dressing gown on Sunday morning.
Amanda & Mark’s Wedding, 12 May at West Mill, Derby
Sammie & Tom’s Wedding on 31 March at Ramster Hall
Apologies for the lateness in this response, first day back in the office! A quick note to say we massively enjoyed your set at our wedding on the 31st March. It was everything we’d hoped for and more, we got lots of positive comments about your band from all generations involved in the day. It was a great selection of music and I know Sammie enjoyed dancing for as long as her feet could manage!
Thanks for letting me have a go – had been adamant in the lead up to the day that I wasn’t going to sing/play, but once egged on after a beer or two I couldn’t help myself! It’s all a bit of a blur (despite the numerous mobile vids I’ve seen since) so thanks to the guys for tolerating my amateurish efforts and I hope I wasn’t too much of a diva!
We had a great day, wouldn’t have changed anything and we’re so grateful to you for playing such an important part.
All the best,
Tomspan> With thanks and best wishes
Alison’s Mum’s 70th birthday family reunion, 28 Jan at Newbury Golf Club Dear Alexis, Thank you so much for helping make Mum’s surprise party a success and a party that she is still ‘buzzing’ about! She had a ball. Everyone said you were great and personally I felt you read the crowd brilliantly, even tactfully towards the end!! I would and will highly recommend you should anyone ask about local bands. I hope your ear is on the mend. Please pass on my thanks and gratitude to all of the band members. With thanks and best wishes Ali
Christmas Ball at 14th Signal Regiment, Haverford West, Saturday 10 December On behalf of the Warrant Officers’ and Sgts’ Mess at 14 Signal Regiment we would like to say a massive thank you for a fantastic evening last night. Jonty, Rory, Claire and yourself were out of this world and the emails and texts that I have received today reference you all have been amazing. We hope to book you again in the near future.Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and prosperous New Year. Kind regards, Maria The praise that keeps coming in from the mess is still overwhelming and the guys and staff were so happy to see the yourself and the rest of the guys interacting with them and allowing them to sing along on stage. One particular favourite of everyone’s was the devil came down from Georgia, the comments about Clare on the fiddle was amazing. Not to mention the rest of the band, vocals and playing of the instruments. Wishing you all the best in the future and most definitely see you again for a function. Kind regards Maria
Frances’ Birthday Event, Banbury, Oxfordshire, 3 December Hi Alexis I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you all so much for doing such a great job on Saturday night. So many people commented on how great the band was and asked me where I found you!! You certainly kept the dance floor full all night and made sure everyone had a great time. Thanks for giving Gary the stage to do wild thing too, that really made people laugh! Thanks again and all the best Frances
Thomas & Helen’s Wedding, 19 November, Thatchers Hotel, Leatherhead Hi Alexis I just want to say a big thank you from Thomas and myself for Saturday night. We thought Cheesecake were amazing and we really appreciated all of your work. I know the guests also thought you were brilliant. Sorry that Thomas kept on at you to stay for longer – it was because he was enjoying the music so much! Once we’re back from our honeymoon we’ll find out where you’re playing and try and catch a few of your gigs. Thanks again. Helen
Dave & Julie’s Big Birthday Bash, 15 October, Guildford Golf Club Hi Alexis, we wanted to thank you very much for a fantastic performance at our 50th on Saturday night. We had a great time, and we had loads of wonderful feedback for Cheesecake. And with the fiddle, it adds such a lovely spin to the sound, and special thanks for playing my request “The Devil Came Down to Georgia”, such an awesome tune and played brilliantly. Thanks for getting the party rocking! We can’t wait to see you guys again at the next do. Best wishes, Dave and Julie
Fiona’s Wedding, 17 September 2016, Bury Court Barn, Surrey Oh my goodness what an epic night!! You guys were absolutely brilliant. Thank you for letting me and Alice sing horribly out of tune. I loved our “rehearsal” with you guys before you went on stage. Everyone has said how awesome you were. A fiddle makes songs even more amazing! Thank you, thank you, thank you. Hope I didn’t embarrass myself too much! Fi
Sinead & Paul’s Wedding, 3 September 2016, Littleton House, Shepperton Studios We’ve just returned from minimoon, and i wanted to take the opportunity to say a massive thank you for your performance at our wedding last week. Before the event I spent a lot of time trying to plan a good atmosphere, which I realised was impossible to plan, but you guys certainly brought it, the dancefloor was packed all night, it was amazing to see people from so many different parts of our lives come together on the dancefloor. I’m so sorry i didn’t get a chance to thank you on the night, I was slightly overwhelmed by the whole experience, it went better than we could ever have imagined, and without a doubt a lot of that was down to you guys Thank you!!! Sinead & Paul xx
Louise & Steve’s Wedding, 23 July 2016, Parley Manor, Bournemouth Hi Alexis, We are now back from honeymoon and wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your band members for providing absolutely fantastic entertainment at our wedding. You were incredible and really made the evening. You had everybody up dancing all night and we had so many comments on how good you were. You exceeded our expectations and couldn’t have asked for any more so thank you very much. We will definitely be recommending you and will write a review on your site. We had a fantastic time which we will never forget. Many thanks once again. Regards Louisa & Steve Hastings
Jon’s Wedding at Queen Mary University, London, on 2 July 2016 Hi Alexis, I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say thank you so much for Saturday night. We had an absolute blast, and you guys really made the evening. If there’s ever anything we can do in terms of recommendations or photos, please just about. And we’d love to send you a token of our thanks if you could let us know your address. Many thanks again Jon
Sophie & Ian’s Wedding, Saturday 10 June at Gate St Barn Hi Alexis, I hope this email finds you well. Ian and I wanted to extend our thanks to you and the rest of the band for being so great on our wedding day. And also to apologise for having not had the time to come and say hi properly or to even thank you when you left.. The day seemed to just fly by.. Not quite sure where I was for most of it! Plus the fact that you were almost playing to yourselves for the most part of the evening as it was so warm and lovely outside! We would like to send a card to you but don’t have your new address.. If you could email it back to me, I’d be grateful.Many thanks Sophie
Jo & Dave’s Wedding, 28 May, Rosliston A slightly delayed thank you for Saturday. You were BRILLIANT and everyone said what a fantastic time they had. You pitched it just right and letting our friends and relatives sing has made their year! (for Gringo he’ll be talking about it every Christmas from now on). And especially the father and daughter who sang Maggie May – dedicated to Dave’s Aunt Margaret who died last year after a long battle with cancer (the wife/ mum of the singers). They loved it as did all the Irish family on Dave’s side. If you ned me to reviewon your website I will do so. With gusto! Dave’s a bit concerned that he didnt thank you personally and said for me to do so when I text so a massive thanks from both of us. I know everyone thingk’s their wedding is the best but I’d like to say your band’s contribution made what was already a laid back, fun, beautiful day just bloody brilliant. You are ace!
Louise & Richard’s Wedding, 16 April, Botley’s Mansion Just a brief note to say a huge thank you for playing for us at our wedding on Saturday. We all had a great time and Richard and I really appreciate the brilliant music and performance that you provided for us and our guests. We had some great feedback from our guests about your performance and of course you came highly recommended from our photographer Sarah Legge!! Many thanks again Louise
Jamie & Lucy’s Wedding, 9 April in Ash You and the Cheesecake band were awesome last night. Sorry for heading off without thanking you in person but we loved your music. All our guests commented on how good you were, how great a musical variety you played and how enjoyable you made the evening. Apologies for the mud and the power issue. You were superbly calm in the face of apparent panic! Oh – and thanks for saving me through American Pie! Jamie Frere-Scott
Paul & Ashley’s Wedding, 19 December, Hampton Court House As mentioned we’re heading off on honeymoon tomorrow but when we’re back we would be more than happy to write a review for you should you want one. We can’t thank you enough for whipping up a musical storm on our behalf, our guests have been raving about you non stop since Sat, as have we! The night couldn’t have been any better. You were perfect and made our already bursting hearts even happier. Have a fantastic and no doubt well deserved Christmas break. Ashley and Paul
James & Sarah’s wedding, 21 November at Oakwood House, Kent Hi Alexis Just a short note to say thanks again for Saturday. We had an amazing time and the one thing people kept saying to us the next day was how fantastic the band were. Many of Sarah’s family are musical and what really struck them was what terrific musicians you all were. Please pass on our thanks to the guys. Best wishes James and Sarah
Jo’s Big 40th Birthday, 14 November, Guildford Golf Club Just about recovered from a mother of all hangovers but just wanted to say thank you so much for last night. I knew you guys would be good but you were absolutely bloody brilliant. Welcoming my friends and family on the stage and having a go at whatever we threw at you (Gangstas Paradise was a highlight!) was greatly appreciated by all. And you really earned your money, you were non stop. So thank you and see you at the 50th! Jo
Will & Patty’s Wedding, 10 October, Forest Hall, Meriden Hi Alexis, Just a quick note to say that you and the band were great – you properly nailed it. Great delivery of the ceilidh tunes – I thought your fiddler was excellent for the folk dancing; and the rest of the music was really good too. You really helped us make it a special day. Thanks again, Will
Rebecca & Sean’s Wedding, 26 September 2015 at Stoke Place, Bucks Alexis, I’m so sorry I have only just got round to sending this email. It’s been a crazy week! I cannot express how delighted we are you were our wedding band! You were totally amazing and made our wedding dreams come true! Not only are you amazing musicians, you’re top guys and made the whole event so much fun. Family and friends have not stopped singing your praises and said you were the best wedding band they’d ever seen!! Every single guest danced, even my uncle Tommy who I’ve never seen jive!!!! I’m so sad it’s all over and wish we could do it all again!!! Wishing you and the guys the very very best for the future and I do hope one day, we get to meet again! Wedding renewal perhaps Big love and thanks again, Mr and Mrs Collins x
Siobhan & Paul’s Wedding, 24 July at Sopwell House, St Albans Hi Alexis Just wanted to send you a quick message before we head off on our honeymoon. Thank you so much to yourself and your absolutely amazing band. We always new you were a fantastic but completely exceeded our expectations. We had an amazing wedding made all the better with you there. Hopefully we will hear you play again somewhere very soon. Take Care Siobhan and Paul Aka Mr and Mrs Holland
Kate & Byron’s Wedding, 18 July at Hollybank House, Emsworth Hi Alexis, A quick note to say a massive thanks for the music at our celebs on Saturday night and how over the moon we were that you played ‘Home’ – that was great and much appreciated Will be in touch on our return from France, but just wanted to send our thanks. All the best, Kate
Annual dinner dance for Frimley Park Doctors, 17 July at the Radisson Blu Edwardian, Guildford Dear Alexis, Thank you so much for last night! We all had a fantastic time and lots of people have been in touch today to say how great your band were. Thanks for making the night so much fun for us all. I hope you enjoyed it too. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Kate=
Mark and Helen’s Wedding, 20 June 2015 at The Aviator Hotel, Farnborough Hi Alexis Just wanted to say a huge “Thank You” to you and the band for making our wedding reception such a huge success. Everyone has said what a great band you are and the dance floor was packed from start to finish! Many thanks for helping to make our wedding day the best day of our lives. We hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did. All the best Mark and Helen Mobsby
Victoria & Aaron’s Wedding on 9 May at Dunsmore Park, Horsham Dear Alexis, I’m sorry we haven’t been in touch sooner, I have a very belated thank you card to send you and hoped you could email me your postal address? Best Wishes Victoria and Aaron (Wedding 9th May) Victoria & Aaron’s Wedding on 9 May at Dunsmore Park, Horsham Dear Cheesecake As I said to you all last night, everyone and particularly we thoroughly enjoyed your performance and playing last night. The compliments were flowing throughout and the choice of music and songs just right. Debbie and I have no doubts about recommending your band to all our friends. I hope you got back safely last night and thank you all very much once again. Yours – Tim
Colin & Kirsty’s Wedding o 2 May at Taylors Farm Retreat Sorry that it’s taken us so long to write this but the last few weeks since the wedding have been just manic. We just wanted to thank you and the band for all you did on the day of our wedding. The evening went so smoothly and that’s in no small part thanks to your efforts both before the day & on the day itself. Your rendition of our first dance song was great and it set the mood for an evening of fun and dancing for everyone. We really liked the way you read the mood of the room and picked music that would fill the dance floor. We would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone else. Thank you again for helping to make our special day so very special indeed. Kind regards Colin & Kirsty
Sarah & Mark’s Wedding on 18 April at St Ermin’s Hotel, central London Hi Alexis, Thank you so much for Saturday. We, along with all of our guests were so impressed with the band. The range of songs was just fantastic for the range of ages of guests. We are so glad we went with the fiddler as well in the end so thanks for the advice on that. Everyone is still texting and ringing to say how good you were – I think the only problem was that it couldn’t go on longer Do let us know if you’d like a testimonial or anything like that for your website. Thanks again, Sarah
Gemma & Frazer’s Wedding, Friday 10 April at RAC Hotel, Epsom Just wanted to say thank you for playing so brilliantly at our wedding on friday. The music and the first dance was just brill from start to finish. Thanks again Gemma
Lyndsey & Stu’s Wedding at The Elvetham on 14 December (SMS text) Morning Alexis. Thank you so much for a superb gig – absolutely first class. Could’nt have been better. Stu
Alex and Mel’s Wedding at Wotton House, Dorking, 1 November: Hi Alexis Just wanted to say a massive thank you for last weekend. We’ve had so many guests saying that the best thing on the whole day was the band, and we’ve got to say we were delighted, the dance floor always seemed to be packed, and we got a massive surprise by the fact you even learned Suddenly for our first dance. It was so good, and hope you had a good night, I think a fair few of us are now going to make the trip up to watch you live one weekend in the New Year if you are still doing Richmond or Kingston. Cheers Alex and Mel
Steve and Nichola’s Wedding at Gate Street Barn, 31 October: Hi Alexis, Thank you for an awesome set (with the exception of Cotton Eye Joe)! on Friday? Many people were very impressed, and im sure the floor was packed for the whole eve. Thank you especially for your rendition of Today with Leonie, not sure if she had mentioned that she sang a song earlier in the day and lost her way a little? But all forgiven with Today! She has sent me over a recording you guys made on the Thurs-would you perchance have a copy of the Friday version? Awesome, thanks again. Will look out for your gigs in the future. Hope Suddenly was equally successful. Regards Steve
Adam and Laura’s wedding at Gate Street Barn, Bramley, 10 October: Hi Alexis hope all is well. We are back from honey moon and back to real life however with so many fond memories from our wedding. Cheesecake are very much one of them! Thank you so much for everything you did for Laura and I. The music was brilliant and our guest loved it also. We have had so much feedback as to how much every one enjoyed the evening. Thanks so much to you and all the other members of the band for playing such a big part in Laura and my self perfect day! Kind Regards Adam and Laura
Andrew and Lara’s wedding at Wintershall, Guildford, 13 September 2014
Jim & Ciara Knight’s wedding on 30 August 2014 Ciara and I just wanted to thank you and the rest of the band for coming up to play for us on Saturday, you were absolutely amazing. We had a fantastic day and it was great to see so many of our guests up on the dance floor for so long. A special thank you for allowing Ciara’s mum the opportunity to get up on stage and sing, I know how much she and the rest of the guests loved that!! It really was a great wedding and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. So many of our guests have commented on how much they enjoyed your music and I’m sure some will be trying to book you soon for other events in the future. Thank you so much. Hope to see you playing again soon. All the best. Jim and Ciara Knight
Tom and Eleanor’s Wedding on 15 August 2014 at Ashdown Park Sorry to have taken over a week to thank you and the band for a great gig at Eleanor and Tom’s edding at Ashdown Park. The day went as well as we could have hoped, in no small part to the wonderful music. And if we have need of a band again, you will be our first choice. Again, thanks for all your efforts. Hope you are setting well into your new home Best David (father of bride)
Gemma & Steve’s wedding on 16 May 2014: to show our gratitude for just being AMAZING! https://mutualweirdnessforever.wordpress.com/the-big-day/a-few-little-thank-yous/ …and some photos… https://mutualweirdnessforever.wordpress.com/the-big-day/a-few-of-our-favourites/ love mr & mrs gemma and steve xx Alexis, Ben, Alex and Rory of Cheesecake: for getting EVERYONE on the dance floor (“it’s just like that scene in Titanic!”) and a rendition of ‘Little Lion Man’ that was out of this world. The perfect homage to the Irish in me. Special mention to Phil for his impromptu performance!
Faye & Robin’s Wedding, 10 May 2014 at Gate St Barn: Just a quick e-mail to thank you and the band for a fantastic evening on 10th May at Gate Street Barn. It was a great way to end a special day. We had a lot of people enjoying themselves and really enjoyed it ourselves. Thanks once again, Kind regards, Faye & Robin
Helen & Jon’s Wedding, 22 March 2014 Just wanted to say thank you for Saturday to you and the boys. We had an amazing day and very much appreciated and enjoyed that Cheesecake was part of it, it was a great party to celebrate a great day. All the guests were very impressed as well and I think the atmosphere on the dance floor reflected that.
Helen & Jon.
New Year’s Eve Extravaganza – Christine & Rob’s Wedding, Cookham, 31 December 2013 How are you? Good start to year I hope!!
I know I dropped you a quick text but wanted to extended major thanks to you and the band for making our wedding day absolutely awesome! From the moment you arrived at the church to lead the guest to the venue, to the moment you guys counted down to midnight, you captured exactly the atmosphere we were hoping for.
I can’t actually express what an amazing job you did, encouraging me to get up at sing at 5:30 in the afternoon (sorry for my poorly voice!) was just brilliant, as I think that really set the tone for our guests and showed them that we were all ready to celebrate in style!
The range of Irish songs and reels that you played were perfect and certainly got everyone on their feet, mixed with other songs, you managed to cover so many favourites and kept the dance floor full all night. From children to old folks, they were all dancing right up until the end of the evening. I have never seen such a full dance floor at a wedding, with everyone enjoying the mix of music and having so much fun.
We had some many great comments from our guests about you guys during the night and even now we are receiving thank you cards from our them, telling us how much they loved the band!! (I thought we were the ones that needed to send thank you cards!)
On a personal level, it was really important to me to get the music right and I have to say, I knew yourself and your band would be great but you surpassed my expectations, I didn’t want to leave the dance floor at all. Alexis, leading up to the wedding you did a great job keeping me sane and it was so great that we could come and see you guys at some of your gigs leading up to the big day. You and the band are such lovely people and really got everyone into the party mood.
Both Rob and myself really can’t thank you enough, in our opinion you made the day for us!!!
We have lots of pictures of you guys and some recording, so happy to pass some on to you if you would like us too.
Please pass on my sincere thanks to the band as well.
Thank you so much for helping us make some amazing memories.
Christine & Rob
Joint 18th and 21st birthday party, 28 December 2013 Dear Alexis and band. Thank you so much for a wonderful evening on Saturday. Every generation loved music with some of the oldies admitting that they had not willingly danced like they did on Saturday for many years! Was so pleased that the multi generation party worked. One of our guests was an events manager so hope you may get some business through her. She was enjoying a few jives herself. If you ever need a reference do feel free to get in touch. Many thanks again and best wishes for 2014. From Diana xxx Alice and Phil’s wedding, 26 October at Eltham Palace Hi Alexis, I just wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you to you and the band for last Saturday. We had an absolutely fantastic day and the music in the evening was brilliant. All of our guests commented on how fantastic you all were and you know its going well when you have people from 3 years to 90 years all on the dance floor!!! Thanks again, Alice and Phil Charlotte & Will’s wedding, 19 October, Hill Pace, Swanmore: Dear Alexis, On behalf of my husband and I!!!!! I just want to thank you ever so much for Saturday night, it truly was amazing. I know the space was a little tough but it honestly looked great on the night. EVERYONE has commented on how fantastic you were and all the singletons want you for their wedding! I also hear that Will and Becks are booking you up and I hope we get invited! The first dance was brilliant better than the original! Thanks for letting me sing although the 3rd song I attempted completely sloshed was not the best idea J We really cant thank you enough for everything and wish you all the best in the future. Best wishes Will & Charlotte Howden Saturday 10 August, Colette & Andy’s wedding: Dear Alexis and the Cheesecake band, We would just like to thank you all so much for playing at our wedding on 10th of August earlier this year. You guys were absolutely incredible, everything we could have hoped for and much more. Choosing a wedding band can be so difficult – you want to cater for a wide range of people, and try and make sure that everyone enjoys the music and everyone gets up our of their seats to dance – so it’s a real leap of faith, you just don’t know how it’s going to be until you’re right there on the day. Within minutes of the band starting the set you had everyone on the dance floor – and they didn’t leave until you’d stopped playing! The music was perfect, really lively and fun, and great for getting everyone out of their seats – we loved how you were so enthusiastic with the crowd, and we had so much fun when you got us up on stage to sing! You were by far the highlight of the reception – everyone at the wedding came up to us to say how incredible you were and how much they enjoyed the music, and some of our guests have been trying to book you for their wedding next year! We both feel so lucky that we managed to find you and that you could make it. We still can’t believe you even managed to learn our first dance with only a week’s notice – it’s our absolute favourite song ever, and for you guys to be able to play it for us really meant so much. We hope you enjoyed it too – we feel so terrible that you guys got lost on the way to the field (we were both so caught up in the day, we didn’t even realise) – we really hope you managed to get enough to eat and drink too. I’ve in-bedded some pictures below from the reception for you to see – they were taken by our photographers, Peach & Jo – if you needed any for advertising etc. get in touch with them and they might be able to help. Thank you all again so much, we had such a perfect day and we really couldn’t have asked for a better band to play at our wedding. Best wishes to you all, take care, Colette and Andy (Mr and Mrs!!) Saturday 27 July, Sarah & Alex’ wedding Dear Alexis, I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for Saturday night – you were truly awesome!! Everyone has commented on how great you were and how you got everyone dancing and involved; from the very young, to the very old (Alex’s granddad, in his wheelchair!). We could not have asked for more – thank you. And I NEVER thought I would see my new husband up on stage singing an oasis song!! A proper thank you will be in the post after our honeymoon but I just wanted to write now to let you know just how amazing we thought you were!! Thank you so much again, With huge thanks, Sarah and Alex x Friday 26 July, Tim & Laura’s Wedding: Quick note to say thanks! It was an awesome night with a full dance floor everyone remarked how great the band were. We loved it! Tim Sunday 14 July, Paul and Lauren’s Irish – Jewish wedding Hey Alexis We’re lying on the beach here in Crete reliving our big day.we can honestly,hand on heart say,the absolute highlight and thing everybody is saying,is how amazing you guys were.we really can’t thank you enough.from start to finish the music and dancing were fantastic.the fiddler was awesome and the Jewish / Irish mixture of tunes were unbelievable.Even the crankiest oldies in our families said they loved it..!! We feel so lucky to have had you there and wish you all the best success in the future,and rest assured,we will be posting a VERY glowing review on your site.. Thank you again so much.. Paul and Lauren Mooney Saturday 29 June, Paul and Rebecca’s Wedding at Russets Country House Hey Alexis, Just wanted to drop you an e-mail to say a massive thanks to you and the chaps for Saturday night. Everyone loved the music, and had a really great time. Thanks for helping make the first dance a great success, everyone seemed to love it! Thanks again Alexis Friday 28 June Edward and Tara’s Wedding near Weybridge Just had to drop you a line to say what a fantastic day we had at our son and new daughter-in-law’s wedding last Friday. Your band was amazing and really had everyone on the dance floor – even a friend of ours who said he doesn’t dance! Many guests remarked on how good you were and what a great selection of music you played. Thank you so much for helping to make the day so memorable for us. Best wishes to you all for your continued success. Steve and Theresa Nicklin Saturday 15 June, Katie & Jamie’s Scottish Ceilidh Wedding and crazy party Thanks guys, you were absolutely amazing!! And well done Claire for teaching the uncoordinated English how to Ceilidh it was brilliant and a fab first dance! Hope you all got back ok. Love Katie & Jamie Saturday 1 June, Yasmin & Matt’s wedding at Harlaxton Manor: Hi Alexis, Sorry for the late reply, my account had ben hacked and have only just been allowed back into it – just what I needed before the wedding. Anyway, I just wanted to say a massive thank you from Matt and I, we had a fabulous night and I’m so sorry for not being able to convey that in person at the end. Have fun at Sarah Viner’s wediing in July, she’s a good friend and I just know the wedding will be amazing! Best Yas Friday 31 May, Gemma and Stephen’s wedding at The Old Thorns, Liphook: Hi Alexis, Hope you guys had a safe trip home last night. Just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing yesterday. You guys were absolutely incredible and were without a doubt the highlight of the day. The song choices were perfect and as I’m sure you could tell, everyone loved hearing you all play. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as us and the guests did. Once again, a huge thank you for playing such a big part in our day. I hope lots of other people get to have the same experience we did. Kind regards. Gemma and Stephen Saturday, 18/5/13, Sarah & Brendon’s wedding: Hi Alexis Hope you are well Brendan and I wanted to say a massive thankyou to you and all the band! We were utterly blown away and couldnt have asked for anything better! Our guests have complimented you over and over saying how great you were and how perfect the mix of music was. It was exactly what we wanted and hoped for. We will be coming to London to see you play again Thanks again Sarah and Brendan Hegerty The Quintessential Fancy Dress Ball, 11 May Hey Alexis Sorry I haven’t been in contact before, but it’s been a busy week and I’ve been collating feedback from the parents. What a fabulous night! We have had nothing but praise for Cheesecake’s performance and great array of songs dedicated to our Brit Pop evening. So many parents have said how wonderful you were and one even told us it made them want to plan a party! Great night, great set and thanks for helping to make our party a huge success! Please pass our thanks on to the band Alexis and we hope you get a few bookings from it, as everyone was very impressed. Thanks again and hopefully see you at another event! Tracy and Lou Louise & Ben’s wedding, 6 April 2013 Dear Alexis Just a short note before we head off on honeymoon to say thank you so much to you and the other band members for all your hard work on Saturday, we thoroughly enjoyed dancing to your music, and you managed to hit a balance which got everyone on the dance floor! It was just the best night for us ever, and you guys really contributed to the great atmosphere. So many people asked who you were so we’ll be sure to pass on details! Thanks also for setting up so seamlessly, and for helping Ed play his playlist in between times. With best wishes Louise and Ben Anna and Stuart’s wedding, 2 April 2013 Hi Alexis, We just wanted to say a HUGE thank you, we had the most perfect wedding day and you and Cheesecake contributed to the perfectness! We had a lot of comments from our guests as well on how good you were, so I thought I’d pass that on too! We really cannot say thank you enough. We will definitely be recommending you to absolutely everyone we know! And hopefully we’ll see you again in the future. Kindest regards, Anna & Stuart 1 feb 2013: Barry and Charlie’s wedding Hi Alexis, Just getting over my hangover now Just wanted to say thanks for doing such a great job yesterday. People were pretty much glued to the dance floor and I think you may have another gig coming from an impressed guest. Cheers, Barry 4 Jan 2013 for Rob & Hannah’s wedding at Northbrook Park: Thank you so much for an amazing night on Friday – everyone loved the 1st dance and Rob was thrilled his sister was able to sing. I’ve not seen Rob play drums before – it was superb! We will send a proper thank you, but I wanted to say it was tremendous, thank you so much! Kind regards, Hannah & Rob 14 December: Crazy Christmas party for PTA of my kid’s school (my one charitable contribution to the PTA). Venue: Guildford Golf Club Hi Alexis, Just really can’t thank you and your band members enough for the brilliant job you did on Friday night. We’ve had so much excellent feedback on you all. Everybody, including the 3 of us, had such a good time. You’ve made us look like heroes for getting you involved as well as raising loads of money for the school. We hope you enjoyed the evening a little bit as much as we did and if we can do anything to help with promoting your band please let us know – you’ve got 95 parents from Friday night on side already. Having the fiddler and the Irish slant worked so brilliantly – really good call on your part. Please send over an invoice and we’ll get that all paid up. You have been so generous with all of this I just hope you manage to get something out of it for yourself – we’re already under pressure to use you again. I still think the ceilidh idea could be fab – we won’t expect mate’s rates next time. Thanks again Alexis and look forward to seeing you off duty in the pub tonight. Helen, Victoria and Lesley x
School Newsletter (oh yeah!)
Christmas Social This was a great night of unleashing (Gangnam Style) for us parents after all our hard work this term. Fellow parent, Alexis Ashford, generously donated his absolutely brilliant Cheesecake Band to entertain us and keep us dancing throughout the evening. With this donation and an impromptu raffle we actually raised £725 from the evening - a very enjoyable way of raising money. Perhaps we should also be 'proud' that Guildford Golf Club recorded record takings at the bar!
Note from Alexis: Overly kind words as I didnt really donate the band exactly. though they did play for a lot less than usual. 20 October: Daniel and Jen’s wedding, The Quay, Poole
A-MAZ-ING job last night. Your guys blew everyone away and really made the night a blast! I wanna get married again just to book you again… just dont tell the wife!! – Daniel Lyons
thank you card from Karen and John Lynch after their wedding on 29 Sep 2012
1st September 2012 : Alex and Rachel’s wedding at Westerham Golf Club Hi Alex, and members of Cheesecake band. Thank you sooo much for last Saturday nights performance. Truly fantastic, and sooooo good. Wonderful. All of you could play and sing, and the Irish Fiddler was just amazing……the whole performance took your breath way. Every one, and there about 150 guests ranging from children up to some granddad an grand mums were rocking n rolling and Irish jigging…oh what fun!! I wish we could do it again. Well done to all of Cheesecake band. Thank you. Whoop Whoop. Regards Tony Kulp Sunday 26 August at Bradfield College, near Reading for Cesca and Ben you were really great – fantastic music, and everyone really appreciated it! Feeling exhausted but it was all worth it! Regards, Basia (Cesca’s mum) Monday 20 August at Nonsuch Mansion, Ewell for Ross and Fay We have just returned from our honeymoon and wanted to drop you guys a quick E-Mail to say how amazing your band was at our Wedding at Nonsuch Mansion on 20th August. Everyone we spoke to said how amazing you guys were. Myself and Fay cannot thank you enough for putting on such an awesome performance. It was just perfect! We will not hesitate to recommend you in the future. Thanks again. Ross & Fay Downes Sat 14 July at Cannizarro House, Wimbledon Just back from our holiday. Thanks for a brilliant set at our wedding. Went very well. And thanks for learning the fisherman’s blues! Cheers, John. Sat 7 July at Buckland House, Devon We didn’t even get a chance to thank you for last night. We had a brilliant evening. You guys were fantastic and make it really special. Thanks so much and I hope your journey home was’nt too bad. Russ & Jess Friday 29 June 2012: Charlie & Helena’s joint 21st Birthday event in Ashtead. Hi Alexis, Very many thanks for Friday evening – everyone thoroughly enjoyed the music and you were terrific as usual. I am still trying to recover from the evening and weekend. Please thank the rest of the band from us. With all best wishes, Sarah P.S. Maybe see you again at a possible wedding in the future! But hopefully not too soon! Sat 24 June 2012: Maddie’s wedding at Gate St Barn Dear Alexis, I am so sorry it has taken me such a long time to get round to actually sending you an email, but I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and the rest of the band for performing at my wedding back on 24th June at Gate Street Barn. You did an amazing job of Wonderwall for our first dance, it really was special. I loved the way you then went straight into A Crazy Little Thing Called Love – you remembered that my family our massive Queen fans, so thank you!! Rob and his Dad also really appreciated you playing a Neil Young song (I am also pleased you only played the one!!!!). That was one of their highlights anyway. Apparently my little cousin also loved the rendition of Bob the Builder!! You did a great job of interacting with our guests and playing the right tunes to suit the mood of the crowd. I loved the ‘exit’ bit for us as well, thank you for encouraging everybody to do the arch for us. Thank you for making our wedding just that bit more special, it really did make all the difference having a great live band. Warm regards, Maddie Marchment Sat 16 June 2012: Wedding anniversary event for Karen. Hi Alexis, I just wanted to thank you (again) for providing such a marvellous night of entertainment on Saturday. It was fantastic and we’ve had lots of lovely comments from our friends about you. Can you please pass on my thanks to the others, Rory, Jonty and Ben – they were all terrific and what a lovely bunch of boys you all are! If we ever have another party (doubtful as we’ll need save up for years to do that again) we’ll call on you again and we’ll def recommend you to anyone who might be looking for a band! Had more nice comments this morning from friends: ‘the band were terrific’ and one friend said ‘I even managed to get a dance with my husband, all credit to the great band’! Thanks again, karen Sat 3 June for Jon and Louise’s wedding Louise and I want to thank you and the guys so much for making our wonderful wedding day have a fantastic celebration in the evening! You were frickin awesome!!! Each and every guest loved you and over the last few weeks, when talking about the wedding with people, everyone has raved about “how good the band was”! What’s more, some have asked me for your contact details, so hopefully you’ll get some more work off the back of it. I think I heard that someone took a card from you with a view to a future event. I’m also really glad that I was badgered (yeah, right!) into getting up on stage to sing ‘Babylon’. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I think it was better that we hadn’t planned anything because the spontaneity of it meant that I didn’t have a build-up of nerves! My mother-in-law has teased me and told her friends that I’d been rehearsing for months! I hope all is going well for you. All the best, Jon Sank Sat 2 June 2012, Wedding of Danny & Louise, Chigwell Hi Alexis, We just wanted to say a really big thank you for playing at our Wedding on Saturday 2nd June. You were fantastic and we had an amazing time dancing the night away! All our guests commented on how great you guys were and the dance floor was never empty! Thank you also for learning our first dance, we really appreciated it. We will recommend you to our friends and family and we will be down to Kingston soon to see you. All the best, Danny and Louise. Sat 6 May 2012: Jim and Kate’s wedding, Petersfield Cheesecake!! You guys were brilliant. You got the mix just right. We’d have you again like a shot to the next and final daughter’s wedding (please God a couple of years away yet), or any other do requiring lots and lots of good tunes and laid back band members. I think you could see that everyone had a grand time. M of the B made an eejit of herself on the dance floor but staged a miraculous recovery from nearly hurtling headlong into the bar. I attach a pic of her best mate, that mad woman in the green dress, in a fairly typical pose……horizontal, plus a couple of others including Katie’s best mate after catching the bouquet, which is almost my favourite pic. Sat 21 April 2012: Rob and Clare’s wedding, Northbrook Park Hi Alexis, Just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding last month. We had a fantastic time and everyone loved you guys! Thanks also for playing the songs that we requested – they all seemed to go down really well. We’ll definitely be recommending you to all our friends (there seem to be quite a few weddings in our friendship group at the moment!). We’ll probably also pop down to Kingston at some point and come and see you one Thursday night. ps, I noticed that you took a couple of photos during the evening. If there are any good ones, could you share them? No worries if not. thanks again, Rob. Sat 7 April 2012: Sarah and Michael Mohan’s wedding, Gorse Hill Hotel Dear Alexis Just wanted to drop you a quick email to say thank you so much for playing at our wedding on the 7th April. We had such an amazing time and the highlight of the evening do was the band and the boogying on the dancefloor!! All our guests old and young alike have been raving about the band and all wish you could have played for longer!! Thank you again for being a part of our big day and making it extra special for us -the Irish music went down a treat with all the guests from Northern Ireland – i think some of them were reluctant to leave the dancefloor and go to bed at the end of the night!!! No doubt w’ll be back in O’Neills to see you play again soon – no doubt with an army of supporters from the reception!!!! Thanks again Sarah and Michael Mohan Patricia and Gary, Hanley Tennis Club, 31 March 2012 Dear Alexis, Gary and I , and all the guests, would like to thank you and the other members of the band for your wonderful playing. You judged the mood just right and helped us make it a very special night for Gary. Best wishes Patricia Kate and Rob, The Riverstation, Bristol 21 Jan 2012 Hi Alexis, We had a great time at our wedding, thank you and the band so much for helping to make it such great fun, as you could see everone else really enjoyed themselves too! There was a good mix of people on the dancefloor, even if it was very small. I really appreciated that you were able to be completely felxible and fit in with how the day went… especially as we did run a bit late. And the choice of music was perfect. I’m still surprise you knew ‘I Am the One and Only’! We hope you had a good night too. Best Wishes Kate and Rob Anthony & Tanya’s wedding, Wednesday 28 December 2011 Alexis and the team We are just heading off on honeymoon but wanted to say a huge thank you to you for being part of our special day and being so easy to work with and we loved the music and had some great feedback from the guests. Happy New Year ! Take care Tanya & Anthony Dan & Julia, Fanhams Hall Hotel, Ware, Sat 3 December 2011 Hi Alexis. Just wanted to thank you for a great night last night and for letting me join in with you. It was a unique performance and made it that little bit more special. I hope everything was good for you and the guys too. I presume you got enough money as I didn’t count it personally. If there are any issues please let me know. Thanks again, Dan & Julia Alison & Pete’s wedding at Gate St Barn, 19 November 2011 We just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you properly for appearing at our wedding last month. The day was fantastic and when we thought things couldn’t get any better, you guys turned up and were just simply sensational. We really liked the music and you are all incredibly talented, but I think what made it so special was the way you reacted to the guests and knew how to get them up, dancing, singing and just generally having an enjoyable time. Thanks again for making our special day so memorable and for giving an amazing peformance. All the best for the future. Peter & Alison Martha and Christopher’s wedding at Syon Park, 17 September 2011 Dear Alexis, Thank you so much for playing at our wedding on September 17th! Sorry for such a belated thank you – I wanted to send you a photo (see attached), which we’ve only just got. We also have loads of other really great ones of you guys (see link attached). We really appreciated the fact that you learnt our first dance song at such short notice, and it sounded AMAZING!! And then you played the whole way through and were just so good. Everyone was having such a good time – although I am not sure of some the dancing displayed by my family during the “dance off” your Irish jig stimulated! Thank you also for letting my sister sing with you – it was really special for me to have her do a song! Thank you so much again – we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to others. Please pass my thanks on to Jonty and the rest of the band! Best wishes, Martha Nick, agent for Martha and Christopher’s wedding at Syon Park, 17 September 2011 Hi Alexis, Many thanks for the good work on Saturday. The bride’s mother has said you were fantastic so many thanks to you and the band. I’ll be in touch again soon…. Kind regards, Nick. Arlina & Tim at the Walled Garden, Cowdray park, 11 September 2011 Just wanted to say a massive thank you to the Cheesecake band for such an amazing evening of musical fun at our wedding. Everyone kept asking us how we found the band, and I can’t think of a moment when the dancefloor was actually empty – everyone couldn’t resist rocking and rolling (and sometimes jiving) to the band! The band just knew how to get the crowd dancing, right from young toddlers to the older folks! The musical selection was perfect and people have been requesting the playlist since (we have forwarded a link to the band’s website). Also, thank you so much for learning our first dance song – it made the evening so memorable. Thank you so much for all your help and please extend our thanks to the band members on the day, Many thanks Arlina & Tim A very happy bride and groom P.S Thank you to the band for letting my sister and her friend help them sing at one point in the evening! Lorraine and Rob, Gate St Barn, Bramley, 9 September 2011 Hi Alexis We had a fab time and received a large number of positive comments regarding how good the band was so a big thank you. Yes we have the camera, we are away from today back on the 24th so anytime after the 24th, weekday evening or weekend in the day. Catch up soon Best wishes Lorraine Kate and Nathanael, Sevenoaks, 3 September 2011 Just a quick email to say a massive thank you for the music you guys provided at our wedding reception. We only got back from honeymoon at the beginning of the month and we have taken some time to get ourselves sorted before contacting people. The music was brilliant. We much prefer live bands to DJs and you guys did not disappoint. We are so grateful that you were able to play our choice of first-dance too. Rather unfortunately it would appear that some bugger actually recorded it – you sound great, whereas my dancing looks awful! A substantial number of our guests who we have been able to talk to have commented on the band too – all good. I do know that one of the guests has recommended your band to her friend who is getting married sometime soon. Many thanks for allowing one of the bridesmaids to “sing”…I know that that performance was also recorded and when she sees it she may realise that a singing career is not on the cards. I’m also glad that “Lady in Red” did not appear on the set list. Thanks once again, and best of luck for the future. Nathanael and Kate Katy and Clement at Gatton Hall, 23 July 2011 Dear Alexis, May we say a huge thank you to yourself and the band for being so superb at our wedding at Gatton Hall on 23rd July. Everyone commented on the fab choice of music and you guys being great in general. We really appreciate the fact that you just came in, set up etc without any fuss and got everyone up dancing! Please may you pass on our gratitude and thanks to everyone else. You were certainly worth every penny! Thanks again and best wishes, Katy and Clement Donegan Alexis, Capt & Mrs Rutledge, 9 July 2011 I’m back from honeymoon and owe you a long overdue thank you for the wedding! Is it possible to leave feedback on your website? One of the comments from the guests was “if Carlsberg made wedding bands, they’d probably be this band”. Absolutely everyone from grandchildren to grandparents was up dancing all night and all my family and friends there said they will try and book you for any parties and weddings they have in the future. We could not have asked for more. Many thanks from Lucy and I, the band were perfect for our wedding and cheers for staying around until I reloaded the iPod after my brother managed to wipe it! Regards Stu Shane, Vicky Nigel Sturgess joint birthday, 2 July 2011 Hi Alexis A massive thank you for being so brilliant on Saturday night. Shane and I have had so many people come up to us saying “Wasn’t the band Brilliant” and I couldnt agree more. Hope you all enjoyed playing at our party will recommend you to everyone regards Nigel Hi Alexis Thank you so much for providing such amazing entertainment on Saturday. Everyone is still raving about the band! The toga get up made it even better. Thank you again Shane Sibylla and Tim, Friday 17 June 2011 Dear Alexis We just wanted to thank you so much for doing such a fantastic job playing at our wedding. We really enjoyed the music and have had many compliments from our friends and family. You played something for everyone which we all loved. Tim and I had such an amazing day, apart from the rain, and we will be talking about it forever, the music certainly played a big part of it. We have just about recovered now and are back on the boat working, it’s not all bad though as at least the sun is shining here. Thank you again for helping make our day so special Sibylla and Tim Catrin and Ben 11 June 2011 Dear Alexis, Everyone, young and old, enjoyed dancing to me on Saturday. A really fun, varied programme. And what a finale- persuading Catrin and Ben to do their rock duet!! Many thanks. PS. We have found a blue guitar strap, which we assume is one of yours. Please let us know what you’d like us to do with it. Trefor Llewellyn (Catrin’s Dad) Claire and Russell 28 May 2011 Hi Alexis, How are you? We would just like to take the opportunity to say a massive thank you for your performance on sat. It really made our night. We had so many people asking us where we found such a great band. Everyone loved the music and the dance floor always seemed busy which was what we wanted. Really appreciate how long you played live and how well your set worked. Hope you guys enjoyed your evening as much as we did? Did you manage to get some of the wedding cake? I meant to bring some over to you guys but was a little drunk. Hope you made the most of the buffet as the Hotel provided way too much food. Thanks again guys, will defo recommend you to anyone looking for a band in the future and will keep you top of our list for any future events. All the best Claire and Russ Wayne 22 May 2011 Hi Alex A big thank you for the gig at short notice yesterday. You made the party! See you soon at O Neils Kind regards Wayne Maria 22 May 2011 Hi Alex, Please see some pictures from yesterday amazing party, we are waiting for better quality Pictures from my friends. It was Amazing! Thank you so much. One of my friends wants to find out if you are free on Friday 1st of July, Saturday 2nd of Sunday the 3rd. I will see you on O’Neil’s. When are you playing? Maria Gina D’Arcy 21 May 2011 Dear Alexis, please forgive the delay in writing to thank you and the Band very much indeed for entertaining us at the Auriol Kensington Rowing Club in London. It was great that you could accompany my husband’s arrival by water with some sea shanties, it all captured everyone’s attention, even the adjacent pub customers were reaching for their mobiles to photo the possible celeb! As you probably realised the evening all turned out to be a total surprise for Simon but the icing on the cake was definitely the Band-the fiddler added a new dimension to all the music and EVERYBODY commented on how good you all were-witnessed by the dance floor being packed once you got started and staying that way until the reluctant end. I am sorry I did not get to say goodbye and to thank you personally, I would highly recommend you not only for the quality and range of your music but for really engaging with the guests- a real skill. Kind regards, Gina Kat & Phil, 14 May 2012 Bury Court Barn We wanted to thank you and the band for playing at our wedding. You guys were just brilliant, and everyone commented on how good you all were at keeping everyone on their feet! We had a really great night, and we hope you enjoyed it too. I’ve attached a few pictures from the night taken by Marcus, our photographer. Phil and I are happy for you to use the pictures however you’d like, but if you do use them for publicity they are copyright Marcus Dodridge, so you’ll probably need to approach him to get his permission too. Many thanks, Kat + Phil Karen, 4 March 2011 Sorry I didn’t get a chance to chat with you on Friday night, but you were going down a storm by the time we left. Absolutely loved the fiddler and dancing at the beginning really makes me want to organise a barn dance here as I think it would be a great success. Will get some feedback from Helen over the next few days but it looked like everybody was having a ball, well done and you all looked great at the back of the barn! There was 2 couples who stopped by for a drink to hear you play so hopefully you might pick up some more business from it as well, but I loved it, my husband loved the Jackson can you feel it cover! Regards karen Helen and Daniel 4 March 2011 Mrs Aaron here!! Hen and stag – done. Wedding – done. Honeymoon in Paris – done. Heavens!…. what’s next???!!!! A MASSIVE THANK YOU to you and the guys (and caller gal!) for what was the best night of our lives… so cliched but true! I AM SOOOOO PLEASED we booked you as everyone LOVED your music, the dancing, the atmosphere you created.. just everything for us, was perfect. I’d like to give you formal feedback for your website with a couple of pics if that would help… let me know. Anyway, I have a card for you but no address… can I have one to send it on? I have so much to say and thank you doesn’t really sum it all up! But thank you! Stephanie & Gavin Dec 2010 I just wanted to say thanks to you and the band for the exquisite job you did at our wedding! Everyone has been commenting on how much fun you were and we just loved how you engaged our guests the entire time!Thanks again, email@example.com “Sorry I didn’t get chance to say thank you and good bye on Saturday so just wanted to drop you a line to say a massive thank you! You guys totally made our wedding reception and we had the most amazing night. We have had so many people comment on how fab you guys were from letting my brother amonst other sing with you to the way played everyones requests and such a great and professional group of lads to boot!. I can’t sing your praises enough. Again Thanks.” Nina & Lee 13/11/10 “What can I say? You guys were great, everyone loved you guys! Again, we would like to thank you for all your hard work! You were an asset to the running of the whole day. We will give you glowing feedback Wish you all the best for the future. Speak to you soon.” Saba & Grant 25/9/10 “Just a quick (rather belated!) thank you for all your help with our first dance at our wedding. We were really pleased with how it went…..and it seriously made people laugh as the definitely didn’t expect that! Also your band ‘Cheesecake’ went down very well with us and we have had lots of very positive compliments on the wedding band so I just wanted to pass that on. Thanks again and best of luck fir the future – we will defo bear you in mind if we need a band in the future!!” Rebecca & Nick, 11/9/10 I intended to write you a proper thank you letter (in ink on paper!) but in the catching up this week, I realise now that it would not get to you in a timely manner so I’m e-mailing instead and hope you don’t think that is inadequate. “Ken & I want to thank you very much for your great performance(s) on Saturday. The acoustic set was really lovely, I hope people did compliment you at the time – they have certainly mentioned it to me since so if you felt you were playing to an empty tent, please let me assure you that your performance added immeasurably to the ambience of the wedding at that stage. And the band set was fantastic…we were all very impressed by the quality of your performance, your ability to judge the mood at any stage, the huge variety on your play list and your stamina! I don’t think you had a break all night. And I’m sure you noticed that the dance froor was packed. And the ipod disco management before all the band arrived and at the very end was very professional. Sarah and Nick could not possibly have found a better band for their wedding. We are getting compliments from all our guests about the wedding as a whole, which we (admittedly biased! ) we thought was the best ever. That view has kindly also been exprressed but many of our guests and they have also particularly mention Cheescake. We had a few people from the music business within our guest groups and they were also genuinely impressed with your performnace. If you want to use any of this in your testimonials, then please feel free to do so. We wouldn’t have wished for a better band…absolutely spot on. Very many thanks,” Ken & Penny Lloyd (father and mother of the bride!) 19/6/10 “I want to give you my heartfelt thanks, not only for the superb job you did on the night itself, but for the way you dealt with my questions, anxieties, changes of plan, and micro management, in the days and weeks leading up to our wedding day. We had such particular ideas about all aspects of the music we wanted, but I now realise we need not have worried at all!” Kate and Paul Stevenson 20/6/09 “We will never forget the way you guys handled a packed dance floor of my crazy friends and family, juggling my mad Aunt Lucy singing ‘Its Raining Men’, playing off the cuff requests without blinking, and handling stage invasion by my Uncle Phil without missing a beat! That night will be talked about in our family for years to come.” Liz and Guy Saunders 4/4/09 “What a superb night! Cheesecake provided the perfect finish to a very successful launch party. ” Dave McClements, Greencore consulting, 4/12/09 “I have never seen my father-in-law dance before, let alone sing! I’m not sure I ever want to again either, but the band absolutely made the evening come alive, and we still talk about it six months on!” Amanda Mason, 22/8/09 “We have started a trend! We should be charging you guys commission for the amount of work we have put your way!” Tim & Sally Davis, 23/4/09 “If there is one thing I would say to any bridezillas out there (and I should know because I am one) it’s this: If you are lucky enough to see this band play before your wedding day, you know you have one less thing to worry about! With Cheesecake, your night is in safe hands.” Anna Brodie 1/8/09 They were everything we could have wished for. Lucy Whiteside – June 2010 Thank you so much for playing a really great performance at our wedding. Everyone enjoyed it thoroughly and commented as such. First dance went well and it was all blinding after that. Thanks alot. See you at the next party, we’ll recommend you without a doubt…nice one! Thanks again, Matt, Tammy and kids! Matt and Tammy, July 2010. The band were a great choice for our wedding and had everyone dancing within minutes! They even learnt a couple of special songs for us and performed them brilliantly! They were so good that one of our guests tried to book them on the spot for their own wedding! Laura and Alex, Jan 2010 I just wanted to drop you a line to say a massive thank you to you and the band for a fantastic performance at our wedding at Wotton House! You guys exceeding my expectations by so much! My guests are still raving about you! You honestly made our night! Not only did you keep the dance floor floor full all night, the way the band interacted with the guests was great! watching Mick and his brother and my sister singing are memories i will keep forever and made the night so personal to us! Another image i will never forget is everyone on the dance floor attempting the riverdance …it was hilarious!! Having the fiddle was such an added bonus! all Mick’s family are Irish and loved the Irish jigs you played! I also wanted to say thank you for the first dance! The way you played the Fields of Athenrye was just perfect and we loved our dance! We were actually wondering if it would be possible and how much it would cost go get a copy of your recoded version of the song? We loved it!! We can’t wait to see you guys at another wedding which is definitely go to happen because we will recommending you guys to everyone!!! Best Wishes Surina and Mick, September 09 You were fab!!!! Thank you so much. It was quite a hard crowd to get up dancing but you managed it – I can’t believe you got so many people Irish jigging! I’m really glad we booked you. Everyone’s been talking about what a great band we had! Thanks again and best wishes Jo and Andy , July 09 Dawn and I would just like to thank all of you for playing at our wedding on the 24th April and helping to make it a huge success. We have had so many comments from our guests about how great you guys were and I know that people have asked for your details with a view to booking Rollercoaster for a future event. Your playing was amazing especially the first dance, and the way you were able to incorporate the singing of me, my mum, sister and brother in law… plus keeping the Irish dancing contingent happy was amazing. I know that the venue was chuffed that you managed to keep the dance floor packed all night. It was the first time they had used the room and it proved a massive success. Anyway thank you again, you a very talented group and we wish you all the best in the future. Best wishes, Adam & Dawn Lucuk April 2009 I just wanted to drop you and the band a brief note to say thank you so much for playing such an amazing set at our wedding a few weeks back. Everybody’s still talking about it and asking where we found you guys from, I still can believe that you played for 2+ hours without a break, brilliant. Anyway, I hope you and the band also enjoyed the evening and my mates were lively enough for you. All the best and maybe we’ll see you down in Kingston sometime or at one of my mates Wedding’s! Mark Swain June 2009 We’re back from honeymoon now, back to reality! We just wanted to say a massive thankyou for saturday night…the music was brilliant everyone is still talking about how great the band were, we just wish that you were djing after as well!! I have a few friends getting married next year, so i think you might be getting a few requests! It really made the day for us, and you created an unbelievable atmosphere on the dance floor, we have some great pictures especially from my dad with his air guitar!! We finally finished up about 4.30 i think! Also just checking the money was sorted out and that we don’t owe you any more? I think we will have to have an anniversary party next year! Thanks once again. Cressy and Stu,September 09. Just wanted to drop you a line to thank you so much for putting on such a great show at our wedding on the 6th June. From talking to you we hoped you were going to be good, but you never quite know… but in fact you were amazing! Whether you were belting out “Sweet home Alabama”, or ripping off “Volare”, or getting everyone stomping to “500 miles”, each tune was a hit. “Livin’ on a prayer” was brilliant… a little sweaty for me, but brilliant. As you can imagine, my relatives have seen me in something of a new light! You even managed to carry us through a lengthy solo first dance to “Crazy Little thing Called Love”, getting people geed up enough to not leave us stranded there too long! Everyone has said how fantastic the music was. It’s so important to the way the party goes, but you judged it perfectly and absolutely made our day. At one stage we popped out for some air and took a turn around the marquee… looking in through the windows we could see that literally everyone was on the dance floor! I think that says it all. Please pass on our deepest thanks to all the rest of the band. I hope you’re still going for our 25th anniversary, we’d love to have you play again! Thanks again so much Tom and Jo Stockman Jun 2009 We both wanted to say a huge thankyou for playing on Saturday and also for being so patient when we were running late! You created an amazing atmosphere and did exactly what we wanted. Everyone absolutely loved you, especially the Irish fiddle bits! We’ve had so many positive comments about you and I think you may have scored some more bookings!. Thanks again, Jules and Jon Ryan, 11th Aug 2008 Paula & I are just back from Honeymoon and we just wanted to send you and the band a massive thank you for helping make our wedding evening so special. You guys were absolutely awesome and everyone has commented on how impressed they were with you and how much fun everyone had. I think the dancefloor was full all night which is always a good sign. I hope that you get more bookings from the guys at Grittenham as well. They are really sound and couldn’t have helped us more. We personally thought the music was brilliant, you guys got everyone going bonkers and having Jake was worth every extra penny. We all loved it. So if the occasion ever presents itself again where a band is required – we will be in touch. Thanks again & all the best. Ed and Paula Dalton September 2008 We would like to thank you for the brilliant music you played at our wedding on the 29th June 2008 at Gate Street Barn. You far exceeded our expectations and everybody has asked where we got you from. The music suited all tastes and the Irish Fiddler was fantastic also. We would definitely book you again in the future. Thank you so much. You are a brilliant band. Karen and Dan 29th June 2008 Just got back from honeymoon and wanted you to know that Rob and I were thrilled with Cheesecake playing at our wedding reception on 5th Sept – the dance floor was a dangerous place to be during the Irish fiddle music!! We had such a good time, and we’ve had so many guests tell us they thought you guys were the best band they’ve ever heard – such compliments, and totally deserved! Best wishes for the future – we hope to see you at another occasion soon. Kind Rgds Polly and Rob Manning Summer 2008 We would like to say a big thank you to you for making our night so special. All of our guests said how amazing they were, and they played exactly the music we wanted Warren Wnuk November 2008 We would like to thank you for the brilliant music you played at our wedding on the 29th June 2008 at Gate Street Barn. You far exceeded our expectations and everybody has asked where we got you from. The music suited all tastes and the Irish Fiddler was fantastic also. We would definitely book you again in the future. Thank you so much. You are a brilliant band. Karen and Dan 29th June 2008 Just wanted to say – great night and you guys really rocked out. Julie and David Pitt May 2008 They were fantastic, we have had so many comments from friends and family about how wonderful they were. They exceeded our expectations and made it perfect Graham Headley August 2008! You and the band were fantastic! Big thanks Chris RoomeAugust 2008 We, along with the majority of our guests, repeatedly commented on how great the four of you were. Not only was the music exceptional, the band members were all friendly and professional. They were the highlight to our evening reception without doubt. Thanks to you all. Steve Bydile July 2008 Cheesecake were absolutely brilliant – they kept the dance floor packed the whole time! Thank you so much for making it so memorable. Kate Barraclough July 2008 The band were excellent in every way, the floor was never empty, even my 90 year old grandmother was dancing and enjoyed every minute. Their music covered all ages, cannot say enough good things about them. Jane Reilly July 2008 Cheesecake really helped make the day very special for us. Both we and the guests had a great evening dancing the night away. Thank you to all!! Dominic Forbes May 2008 We have received masses of comments from our friends on what a great band you are. Please pass them our warmest thanks for a great evening! Tom Poole June 2008 Cheesecake were great, everyone at the wedding loved their music and they really got the crowd going. Please thank them from us. Brona McComish February 2008 Everything was brilliant. It was particularly helpful that the band were flexible and efficient about setting up as we had a relatively short opportunity for this to happen. Elizabeth Schofield March 2008