Dear Melobo. We both want to thank you so much for the wonderful ceilidh, at the Fleur de Lys in East Hagbourne, to help us celebrate John’s special birthday. Howard, thank you for all the support before the surprise ‘do’, you took so much stress out of the planning with your infectious enthusiasm, clear love of your music and appreciation of the band. On the night itself (despite the occasional bit of unplanned rain!) you were all absolutely brilliant and nothing dampened our spirits. Perfect band and venue. Everyone enjoyed themselves, the band was interactive without being intrusive and the music perfect for the ceilidh. It is fair to say that Melobo helped turn a great occasion into a memorable one. And we can’t thank you enough.
Lots and lots of best wishes to you all.
Caroline and John, Fleur de Lys, East Hagbourne
Just wanted to write and say thank you so much for providing a fantastic ceilidh for our wedding celebration! We had a great time dancing and so did our guests – lots of people said how great the band were. We really appreciated how flexible and enthusiastic you all were, and of course how wonderful the music and calling was!
Claire and Matt, Wedding at The Jam Factory in Oxford
Hi Howard, I just wanted to say a massive thank you for the party!! We all had a fantastic time and I hope that you did too!! Hopefully see you again & thanks so much!!!
Nathan, 21st birthday in Wendlebury
Hi Howard. Thank you so much for a wonderful performance, and for accommodating our little uke band. How charming to play with delightful fellow musicians, we all thought you were a great team. Have had lovely responses from all who came and have passed your number on to a few who asked for it.
Kirstie 60th birthday at Cookham Dean Village Hall
Hi Howard, I just wanted to thank you on behalf of everyone at the Barn Dance, we had such a lovely time, as in previous time the music and calling is just fantastic and we all had a great fun! We already look forward to seeing you next year! 😊 Thanks
Tiph, School PTA, Oxford
Thank you so much for helping to make our day so special! We are so pleased we went for a ceilidh and more importantly that we chose Melobo – you really got the party started and pitched the difficulty of dance perfectly for our guests! 😃 We wanted a really relaxed and fun atmosphere and that was exactly what you created! Thank you.
Jessamy’s wedding in Rendcombe College
Howard, many thanks for Saturday night, lovely sounds, just what was needed. Live music…. can’t beat it!!! Please pass on my thanks to the rest of the team. Memories made and smiles galore.
Alan’s 60th birthday in The Cruck Barn, Bradwell Abbey
A huge thank you to you all for a fabulous night.. excellent event and especial thanks came from the mother of the birthday girl. She was delighted.. and they all want to come again! A fabulous £761 was raised on the night. Thanks to you all xxx
Hilary, Prospect Ceilidhs, Wroughton
Dear Howard. Having Melobo at our Harvest Supper and Dance certainly made a memorable fun evening for us all, thank you for a great ceilidh! Your lovely dance caller gave clear instruction and encouraged many to their feet with lively dancing to the band’s engaging energising music. With kind regards, and many thanks for your support
Jane at St Nicholas Church, Baulking Village
We want to say a huge thank you to the whole band for playing at our wedding. It was absolutely fantastic! We, and our guests, had an incredible time – we thought the music and choice of dances was excellent, the calling was perfectly pitched for the whole range of guests and the sound quality was beautifully managed. We think it was a real testament to how good everything was that you kept the majority of our guests dancing through the evening despite the heat – and many of them have subsequently told us how much they enjoyed it!
Susannah and Mark, Wedding, Sadler Venue, Oxford
Melobo have played at our school barn dance for several years now and we can’t recommend them highly enough. We’re a city school with children and parents from all over the world, and this event is such a lovely way to get everyone together, all having a great time! The ‘steps caller’ is fantastic; she’s full of enthusiasm and clearly explains all the moves. The kids just love the inevitable chaos that goes hand in hand with ceilidhing, the adults enjoy it as much as the kids, and everyone gets to experience top-notch live music. All in all, the Melobo experience is truly a treat, and we just love having this evening every year as part of our school social calendar.
PTA of a Primary School, Oxford
Dear Melobo. A very big ‘Thank You’ for attending and taking part in our 10th Anniversary Celebration. It was lovely to have you at our evening celebration! We received some wonderful feedback from guests about the music, it was lovely to see many people up and dancing. We wish you success with future events. With love and best wishes.
Caroline and Chloe, Farmer Gows, Longcot
You guys were all great! We were extremely happy with Melobo, their performance was excellent, they encouraged everyone to participate and certainly put on a great show. Thank you!
Alex and Becky, Wedding, Oxleaze Barn
Melobo were just the ticket for my birthday celebration. A ceilidh was the perfect answer for all guests ranging from 2 to 76 years old and everyone got involved! The very patient and adaptable caller Pete and the talented band were flexible to requests and requirements. My feet are still throbbing, my children are still dancing and memories are now forever lasting. A great way to celebrate. Super liaison with Howard ensured smooth planning before and during the event. Massive thanks to all.
Rachael, 30 something Birthday Party at Carterton Community Centre
Jan and I would like to share with you our total satisfaction and delight with the entertainment you provided for us in October for our wedding. Everyone got involved, thanks in no small part to your enthusiasm and musical prowess, and without exception we were told how much our guests enjoyed their evening. Jan and I had such a laugh ourselves and our photos prove it! So well done, and thank you.
Tim and Jan, Wedding, Oxleaze Barn
Thank you so much for playing at our wedding in July. It was absolutely fantastic – it couldn’t have been more perfect! It was an amazing way to get everyone to dance and mingle together. We will be recommending you to everyone we know! And feel free to put us as a reference if anyone ever asks. We have so many nice things to say about you guys!
Ellie and Pete, Wedding, Harpsden Village Hall
We hired Melobo for our wedding after a recommendation from friends and also hearing them play at a local gig. We were not disappointed! Howard was really understanding and flexible with the organisation and went out of his way to fit in with our tight timescales. On the day the band were brilliant, the caller was enthusiastic and helped us to get even the reluctant ones up on their feet and whirling around! We had all the traditional dances and a few I’ve never come across, at times it was carnage Ceilidh but always great fun! We were running really late by the time the band started but they were fab and played on longer for us. Thanks Melobo for making our wedding so much fun. We have fantastic memories to keep forever. Thanks Howard, we will definitely be recommending you! All the best.
Kathryn and Colin, Wedding, Lains Barn, Wantage
My wife and I asked Melobo to play at our wedding based on a friend’s recommendation and we were not disappointed! Howard was very friendly and quick to reply to emails, a real bonus when you have lots of other things to organize for an event. They were very flexible about timing and fitted in with our planned schedule for the day and didn’t have a problem when we failed to stick to the planned schedule and ran quite late! The music was excellent and bringing their own sound engineer made setup and mixing very smooth. Melobo even provided impromptu backing when my Best Man decided to sing a song at the end of his speech. The caller was fun and friendly, getting down on the dance floor to lead some of the dances which the guests clearly enjoyed. All in a cracking experience, I would definitely hire Melobo again.
Gareth and Sarah, Wedding, Cricklade
Just to say a really big thank you to you and the rest of the band for such a great ceilidh at our wedding. You were all so good and although we didn’t get to do many dances I know that everyone who did loved it! Thank you again – I’d certainly recommend Melobo to anyone!
Kathryn and Ben, Wedding, Faringdon
A big thank you for playing at our daughter’s wedding in Faringdon. Everyone enjoyed your wonderful music and careful guidance. You had a very international audience (American, Bosnian, Romanian, Bulgarian and German). The sound you made and the enjoyment you have in what you do, shines through!
Derek and Ann (wedding above)
We would just like to say a HUGE thank you to Melobo for such fantastic entertainment last Saturday night. Although it was quite hot and exhausting, everyone has commented how much they enjoyed the barn dance, and it was the perfect way to round off a truly amazing day. Please convey our thanks to everyone involved and I hope we get the opportunity to be Melobo’ed again at some point in the future. Thank you – you were brilliant !!!
Dave and Steve, Civil Partnership, Aldermaston
You played a blinder! The reaction from the dancers shows how danceable your music is. You’ve got a really good selection of tunes, with interesting arrangements. We had very favourable feedback from the audience, with many hearing you for the first time saying how impressed they were. It is also noticeable that there were a lot of people on the dance floor, even right at the end of the evening. All in all, the atmosphere at the ceilidh was really quite special. I do hope to see you performing at other ceilidh series and festivals in the future, because I think you deserve it.
Jane, Oxfolk, Oxford
Melvin and I wanted to thank you and your wonderful band for playing at our wedding. Everyone had a brilliant time and I’m really glad we chose you.
Rebecca and Melvin, Wedding, Witney Lakes
Last year was a great success so we’re looking forward to this summer’s dance.
Sarah, School Ceilidh, Oxford