Testimonials

The Long Players have huge experience as a wedding band. See what some of our previous clients have said about us…

The Long Players Wedding Band

“The Long Players were worth every penny. Their communication prior to the wedding was excellent and they responded immediately to any queries or requests we had. They were flexible,  professional and reliable throughout. On the day they proved to be an excellent band, and the guests had a great time dancing to them, including a spontaneous conga to Satisfaction! We would certainly recommend them. Thank you Lee and the rest of the band.”
Sarah & Dan, Bride & Groom, Peak District, May 2017

“Extremely happy with The Long Players! The music they performed was varied and suited the guests at the Wedding of our son and now daughter in law. They are very professional and it is obvious that they enjoy what they do. We would not hesitate to recommend this band. Brilliant!”
Bill & Helen, Parents of the Groom, Yorkshire, April 2017

You played at my sisters wedding in December and my partner and I thought you were the best wedding band we’ve seen… we’ve since got engaged and would love it if you could play at our wedding!”
Eve, Sister of the Bride, Cumbria, Dec 2016
 
“Everybody really enjoyed themselves and you were great, it takes something to get our crowd up on the Dance Floor straightway! Thanks again guys, you were brilliant.”
Alan, Car Club Charity Fundraiser, Gretna, March 2017
 
“A huge thank you to you all for playing at our wedding at Armathwaite Hall. I wanted to let you know we thought you were amazing! The band was just perfect and we’ve had so many guests tell us how great you were. It was one of our favourite parts of the day-I really want someone I know to book you for a wedding so I can dance to your set again!!”
Kate & Dave, Bride & Groom, Cumbria, Dec 2016

“We booked the Long Players for our wedding in September 2016. They were really friendly and helpful to deal with all the way through – right down to learning a new song for me with a week and a half’s notice! Most importantly they were absolutely epic on the night and had our dance floor packed from song one. If you are looking for an alternative to your bland wedding covers band, that will work across generations then look no further.  We could not recommend more highly.”
Judith & Simon, Bride & Groom, Cumbria, Sept 2016

“Thanks again, you were all amazing – absolutely loved your sets and loads of people commented on how good you were. Thanks for helping make our day so special.”
Vicky & Laurie, Bride & Groom, West Yorkshire, Sept 2016

“The Long Players are fab! After searching high and low for wedding bands these were the guys to do my wedding justice. Right from the start their friendly attitude, attention to detail and great music skills really sold them to us! All I wanted was for people to dance at my wedding and The Long Players ensured that happened. They were great at helping me choose songs that I liked as well as ones guests had requested. They were incredibly flexible on all levels. They are incredibly talented and gave an excellent vibe to my event. At all times they were professional and just fitted into the crowd. I cannot thank them enough for making my wedding a success. From chilled out music in the day and then proper rock and roll at night. All the guests loved the music and it literally was the best day of my life!”
Victoria and Mark, Bride & Groom, Lake District, July 2016

The Long Players Wedding Band“The Long Players were excellent, all guests from teenagers up to my 90 year old Nan enjoyed the music. A couple of guests even asked us for their details and inquired if they played at public events as well as private parties, so they could go and see them again. It wasn’t just the music that was great, each member of the band were polite and friendly, they were in touch before the event and made everything run smoothly. We had agreed to pay the band on the night in cash, but when it came to paying, the person looking after our money had misplaced his Jacket, the band were really calm and flexible, so we ended up paying by bank transfer. Rating 5/5, does not seem enough to express how happy we were with the band, when I see guests they still mention them.”
Caite & Gareth, Bride & Groom, West Yorkshire, June 2016

The Long Players Wedding Band“A massive thank you for your hard work on Saturday. We couldn’t have asked for more, and had loads of compliments about the entertainment. The ceremony went really well and the night do was exactly what we wanted – people up dancing all night to great music. You will be well recommended in the future.”
Sophie & Chris, Bride & Groom, Lake District, May 2016

“My husband and I recently celebrated our Ruby Wedding Anniversary and booked the Long Players for our party in the Lake District. It was a small venue and this band hit the sound perfectly with a range of good Rock and Roll and also some well known music from more recent years. This band are not only great musicians, they are also true professionals and could not have been more helpful and accommodating to the extent of visiting our venue in advance and learning a particular song for us. Everyone commented on how good the Long Players were on the night and had everyone up (and staying) on the floor! We would have no hesitation in recommending them…if they can inspire a few crusty farmers to boogie the night away, get on and book them now!”
Nancy & Paul, Anniversary Celebrants, Lake District, January 2016

“Peter and I would like to say a massive thank you to Lee and the lads from the Long Players. They had all of our guests up on the dance floor and everyone had a blast. We planned our wedding from Hong Kong and the band were really professional with helping us organise the logistics of the music for our tipi wedding reception. You made our special day even more special!”
Helen & Peter, Bride & Groom, Ormskirk, September 2015

“Just want to say a huge thank you for last night. You were awesome and everyone said how much they enjoyed your music. Thanks so much for making it so awesome.”
Bryony & Ben, Bride & Groom, Lancashire, August 2015

“Thank you so so much for Saturday night! You guys were brilliant and we had such a great time, our guests loved it too and have been sending us messages all week!”
Nicola & Matt, Bride & Groom, The Lake District, June 2015

“In short, The Long Players were simply fantastic. They are talented, professional and very easy to deal with. They had the wedding jumping and we have had a number of our guests comment on how good the band was. The music had a great range and the dance floor was always buzzing with people dancing, which helped to create an incredible atmosphere for our tipi wedding. We would highly recommend the band to anyone wishing to have a good party or to make their wedding a very special event.”
Richard and Amanda Barton, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, April 2015

“The Long Players performed at our teepee wedding in the Lake District and were first class. I had excellent communication with Lee throughout, from initial contact, through setlist options and to accepting my request of learning two Bowie songs as a surprise for my wife. They are really nice guys, as well as being talented and professional musicians, and had all of our guests on the dance-floor in no time with an excellent mix of rock ‘n roll, rhythm and blues, and indie classics. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Thank you so much boys, you contributed to an amazing day.”
Adrian & Viv, Windermere, Cumbria, Sept 2014

“The Long Players ensured that guests and I celebrated my 50th Birthday with style by delivering fantastic musical entertainment. Prior to my big FIVE O I met with Harry and Dan from the band where I selected tunes from their sets – a fabulous range. As I am a Disco Queen – I also asked them if they would play a list of my favourites through their PA system – the willingly accommodated my request – wonderful. I had also requested James’s Sit down as my closing anthem, which the band learned especially. I adored dancing with my very special friends and singing very loudly! I was delighted by The Long Players professionalism and willingness to listen to my requests. My guests, differing in ages from 7 to 83 and I danced for hours and hours   and thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere encouraged by the band. Many of my guests commented on how fabulous the Long Players are and how much they enjoyed the music and standard of performance. Thank you so much Long Players.”
Helen, 50th Birthday Celebrant, Yorkshire 2014 

“We had the Long Players playing at our wedding and we couldn’t recommend them highly enough. They seemed genuinely happy to be there, they were really friendly and pleasant guys as well as being extremely talented musicians. We were really happy with the music they played on the day and really added to the atmosphere in the room. Many of our guests commented on how good they were and how they played a great variety of songs to please everyone. We asked them to play ‘Wonderwall’ by Oasis on the Bride and Groom’s entrance to the room, and they did this so well. It was an amazing day and we’d like to say a massive thanks to The Long Players for being a part of it.”
Charlie & Jonny, Bride & Groom, North Yorkshire 2014

“We can’t thank you guys enough for playing at our wedding. We had an amazing day and everyone commented on how good you guys were! Once again thank you, you guys were absolutely awesome!”
Debbie & Steve, Bride & Groom, Lake District 2014

“Last Saturday I went to a 50th birthday party where the birthday girl had hired The Long Players. I must say they were truly excellent. They started off with a great medley including one of my favorite songs, Van Morrison’s “Moondance”. When they got into the main section of their act they did numbers such as “Brown Sugar” by the Rolling Stones and several Beatles numbers. Their version of Otis Redding’s “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay” was just splendid and in my view preferable to the original! A particular tribute to them can be found in the fact that I haven’t danced in about 20 years, but last Saturday night I hardly sat down.  I would heartily recommend them. Read more…
Richard, Guest at 50th Birthday Party, Calverley 2014

“Massive thank you to Lee and the boys, you really made our wedding even more special. The guys were all extremely friendly and professional. They couldn’t do enough for us – from setting up our venue’s lighting rigs to happily learning and incorporating our first dance song into their set. Most of all – they are all first class musicians and entertainers at the top of their game. The music was brilliant the whole night and they kept the dancefloor fun and smiles on people’s faces. The guys easily created a lively dancefloor, with their music style appealing across all ages and musical tastes. We expected a lot and they overdelivered in spades, we couldn’t have asked for more; a fantastic wedding band. Thank you!”
Chris & Amy, Bride & Groom, Northumberland 2014

“You were not good at our Wedding – you were FANTASTIC! Thank you so much for making our wedding such a memorable occasion that will stay with us forever. Our guests have talked non-stop as to how good the band were and we never saw the dance floor anything but full. You catered to everyone’s music tastes no matter what age. Some of the guests even want to book you for their wedding too. So we will be sure to pass on your number. You were ALL GREAT! Thanks again”
Gavin & Sarah, Bride & Groom, Yorkshire 2013

“We knew the Long Players were good, but they exceeded all our expectations – they were brilliant!  We had our wedding in France, and they kindly accepted our plea to play on the big day.  They are such lovely people and to have them there made it so special. They created an amazing atmosphere and had the dance floor packed all night.  They learnt the song for our first dance specially for us, which was so much better than dancing to a recording.  All the guests commented on how fantastic the music was…and they even let the groom get involved too….which obviously made his day!”
Sally & Ben, Bride and Groom, France 2013

“We were after something a bit different to accompany the canapés and reception drinks at our wedding. The Long Players provided beautiful acoustic music that so many people commented on.  We wanted to add a touch of class to the day so they mixed in a bunch of jazz standards, the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone etc.  Absolutely wonderful, I’d certainly recommend to anyone looking for the perfect wedding band.”
Jen & Joe, Bride & Groom, Cornwall 2012

“The Long Players played our wedding, and had everybody dancing for the entire evening.  As well as being excellent musicians, they have a wide and brilliant taste in music, guaranteeing something for everyone.  They just couldn’t have been better or more professional, and really were the icing on the cake of a very special day.”
Pip & Andy, Bride & Groom, Surrey 2011

“The Long Players are an absolutely fantastic wedding band. Having our first dance accompanied by a live band made one of the best parts of our whole day. They were very accommodating to our requests and the music was just the right mix of styles and tempos to get everyone up on the dance floor. Everyone commented on how good they were. We would definitely recommend them to make your wedding extra special!”
Caroline & Gareth, Bride & Groom, Warwickshire 2010

“Having a 60th birthday is quite scary but having a surprise party thrown at you is even worse.  What sort of band could the organisers book: one that plays old person’ memory tracks (what about the younger guests) or one that plays all up to the minute stuff (what about the old fogies)?  Well the choice was brilliant.  The Long Players judged the audience and played the perfect mix of old stuff, new stuff and their own compositions and played them all so well that the “birthday boy” was a bit overlooked as all of the guests were spellbound by the music!  It was a brilliant night for everyone and the band were the major part in making it such a success.  I’ve seen them a couple times since and they have been just as good on each occasion, always gauging the audience and playing the right mix perfectly!”
Nigel, 60th Birthday Celebrant, Devon 2009

“The Long Players really made our day complete, their music was thoroughly enjoyed by all the guests and by us.  Their professionalism was second to none.  We would definitely use them again.”
Nicola & Sean, Bride & Groom, Devon 2006

“I am so glad I hired this wedding band. Everyone was up on the dance floor within seconds. I would definitely recommend!”
Katie & Dan, Bride & Groom, Devon 2005

“This wedding band are brilliant and were a great end to a wonderful day. Their mixture of musical years and talent, made for a unique performance on the night that both ourselves and our guests really enjoyed. Many of our friends commented on how good they were and how much they had enjoyed their music. The diversity of The Long Players means that they have something to offer all age-groups and all tastes – book them now before someone else does!”
Lucy & Dan, Bride & Groom, Devon 2001