Contemporary Covers Dance & Function Band
Testimonials

... some kind comments recently received

The Strand played at our evening wedding celebration. Wow what an evening!!! Our guests ranged from 17 to 88 and they all got up on the floor. A group of 20 year old lads commented 'They were so good I forgot they were live!’ Thank you all for giving us and our guests a night to remember ... for all the right reasons. We look forward to seeing you all again soon xx (January 2019)

Hi Strand - I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you all for Saturday night. You were fantastic as always and I know our guests had a great time. The music was great and it was lovely to see everyone enjoying themselves dancing. Jane Wilmshurs, Fundraising & Events Manager, The Joe Glover Trust

Hi Peter,
my name is Will Hanwell-Rowell, you performed at our wedding in September at the Marwell hotel. I must say you guys were amazing and we’ve had such a positive feedback from our guests of how great you were. Some guests have even said that they want you for their weddings. But on behalf of myself and my wife Lindsey we would like to thank you for a great performance you guys did.

Hi Peter - Many thanks for your excellent music on our wedding anniversary. You really made the evening a success. (New Place) Peter Neate

Dear Strand - Thank you so much for making my party into such an amazing event. We really appreciate the time and effort you went to to learn those extra songs for us. Rob and Cindy W,

Dear Peter and band
, I had the most brilliant time at my party on the 7th. Your band were spectacular, and how the vocalist made such a speedy recovery after being so poorly, it was miraculous. The feedback we had after was positively glowing. Everyone had a fabulous evening! I've had a lot of enquiries where you will be playing next, so hopefully we will return to see you in the near future.
Thanks again for making the evening such a success, Jill x

Hi Peter Just a message to say a massive thank you to you and the rest of the band for playing at mine and Elizabeth's wedding last night. As always you were fantastic, a great night had by all. A big thanks for learning our first dance as well, absolute great job. Many of our guests commented on the quality of your performance, and a few are going to be in contact with you in the future about parties and events they are interested in you playing at. (Leigh, Woodfals Inn, Salisbury).

Hi Steve - Just a brief note to thank you all for yet another fantastic performance at our annual Charity Gala Dinner last Saturday. As always, ‘The Strand’ kept our guests dancing from your first number to the last, and I suspect they’d have danced ‘til dawn given the opportunity! As expected, feedback has been unanimously positive and I’ll be in touch soon to book you in for next year – safe in the knowledge that you’ll smash it again! - Neil Wessex Smile4Wessex Appeals Director

Thank you guys so so much for playing at our Summer Ball. You were amazing, everyone was so impressed and had such a brilliant time! Gina & Karen.

Hi Pete
, thanks to you and the boys for a great night on Saturday - you wouldn't believe the number of people including many of the second generation who sang your praises. - Graham (B'day Party, Abbey Hotel, Romsey)

Hi Pete
What can I say?? An absolutely brilliant night. Everyone was saying how great you guys (and the music!!) were. I’ve got the blisters to prove it!!! Huge thanks again, without the band it just would not be the same. (Karen - Bashley Park Gala Dinner).

Wedding (New Park Hotel, Hampshire) - I just wanted to say what a fantastic set you guys put on last night. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. Sorry I didn't get a change to say goodbye - I was a little worse for wear !! " Graham & Sue

Hi Peter - I Just wanted to let you know how much all of my friends enjoyed ‘The Strand’ at my birthday party. Everyone said what a brilliant mix of music and how much they enjoyed dancing to it. Even people who do not usually dance were up on the dancefloor; strutting their stuff! It has also been commented that although it was suitably loud it didn't stop them from talking and chatting. All the best to you and the band" - Shirley Jaques

Xmas Dinner Party - Just to say thank a massive thank you for playing at the R&M Christmas Party at the Bournemouth Marriott on Saturday! Everyone loved the music you played (which is amazing considering the wide age range we had at the event!) and many commented on how good you were - the dance floor was packed all night !
We will definitely be booking you again next year. Thank you again for making our night the great success it was!" Rachal Wilson, Commercial Manager


I've booked The Strand band for several large corporate dinners at the Hampshire Rose Bowl and they are sensational ...they just get everyone dancing! They play a terrific cross-section of music and are so talented. Professional, reliable and willing to meet the needs of the customer you can be assured they won't let you down. What more can you ask for.... I'll book them time and time again". Helen Ward (Hampshire Constabulary).

Dear all, just a short note to express my personal thanks to you all for the fantastic performance you gave at our annual charity dinner in November. Unsurprisingly we've had unanimously positive feedback from our guests who, as you know, packed the dance floor from your first number to your last - and were begging you not to stop! We'll certainly have no hesitation in booking The Strand again for next year." Neil Westbrook, Appeals Co-ordinator - The Wessex Neurological Centre Trust.

Birthday Party: "Thanks to The Strand for providing great music at our Birthday Celebration. Both the young and the older ones really enjoyed it, as I'm sure was evident by all the dancing. You seem to have a wide repertoire which appeals to all age groups, and you worked hard to make our evening such a success". Roger and Anita.

Wedding (Balmer Lawn Hotel): "Thank you for making our day so special.......everyone was saying how great the band was, we won't hesitate to recommend you.... you kept the dancefloor packed and your version of the Darkness sonmg was awesome..... Jenny & Dave Harper.

Public booking at The Lord Nelson, Hythe: "We saw you last weekend and we think you're pone of the best bands we've come across locally. As full-time musicians ourselves, we've seen just about everything, Great night !" - Audience feedback.

Private 21st Birthday party: "Just a quick note to say thanks very much for the other night, you all went down really well! Lots of my mates want to come to gigs you do at pub's now, I reckon we could start quite a following up! Thanks again, See you all again soon". Nick Harris.

25th Wedding Anniversary Party, Officer's Mess, Worthy Down: "What can I say about our party except that the group was awesome - thank you so much for everything and please pass on our heartfelt thanks to the other members and thank them for making it so memorable.

Wedding (Beaulieu Hotel): "Thankyou for making our day. Our families and friends enjoyed it so much and we have had lots of requests for your details since that night. The song for our first dance that you learnt and played for us was brilliant, we are so grateful. Your band's performance topped off our day perfectly, and I know everyone (including me!) had a fantastic time dancing the night away. I would definitely recommend you to anyone. " Helen and David Smith

Wedding (Lainstone House Hotel): We'd really like to say thank you to all the guys in the Strand for their fantastic performance at our wedding on July 2nd 2011. We've had so many of our guests comment how great you were, you kept everyone dancing all evening and, of course, Fi was absolutely made up that you learnt Bon Jovi's "Living on a prayer" for her as a surprise! Thanks so much for such a great performance, John and Fiona Newton

Wedding (Mortimer Arms, Romsey): My husband and I wanted to say a huge 'Thank you' for playing at our wedding in July. You gave such a fantastic performance; all our guests commented on how professional you were and some friends didn't leave the dance floor all night! Helen & Alan

Wedding - Thank you also for learning a new song for our first dance. It meant the world to us. The band performed with such gusto and we have some lovely photos of little Eve singing into the lead singer's microphone! We've passed on your details to a number of guests who've asked for your web address. Fiona & Steve

Wedding - Thank you so much for making our wedding so memorable. ps Please pass on my apologies/thanks to your drummer...?! We have some great pics of the bridesmaids' "alternative Strand Band"! - Helen and Alan Fitzjohn

Wedding - Many thanks for playing at our wedding, you really made the evening very special and all of our friends have commented on how great you were. Andrew & Ali

Thanks to you all for giving us all such a great performance at St Marys Football Club last week-end. I was really impressed by your lead vocals and guitar, outstanding. Good comments received by everyone. Thanks again. Linda

Cricket Club Anniversary - Hi Peter, all the feedback we have had has been really positive and I must say that The Strand played a major part in making the event such a success. To put it bluntly you were brilliant and we will use you again for our next event. Thank you so much for helping us to celebrate our 125th year. Kind regards, John

Three Choirs Vineyard Wedding: "Thank you and the rest of the band for the wedding music. It was a fantastic night and we had many comments suggesting it was the best wedding people had been to. Thanks once again for a fantastic performance." Mark & Vicky, 18th Aug '17

Bramshaw Wedding: "Thanks for last night, we all had such a great time. A lot of our guests have specifically mentioned how good the band were. Thanks again' Emily & Fletcher, 22nd July '17

Burley Wedding: "What a great night! Thanks for doing such a great job and especially for playing the Simply Red songs for Trudy. All our guests had a great time and the dance floor was busy all night. Thanks again' Tom & Trudy,, 29th July '17