What people say about us

Susi & Nat

“Dear George,

Now that the dust has settled, I just wanted to pass on our sincere thanks for playing so fabulously throughout the day of our wedding in Castelnau des Fieumarcon on 4 July 2015.

We cannot thank you enough for making it so special for us and for playing SUCH a brilliant set in the evening! A lot of dancing went on that evening! We particularly enjoyed our first dance – it was so memorable. I have a lovely photo of us dancing with the band in the background. I also have a few photos of the band as well looking particularly cool. These have come from the photographer, so I’ll forward them onto you once he’s sent the USB stick to me.

Lots of our guests commented on how brilliant the music was throughout the day. From the ceremony, through to the strolling minstrel set (which all the guests absolutely LOVED!) and finally the evening’s entertainment. We knew it would be with you guys on board and we couldn’t have asked it be any more fun, entertaining and brilliant!

Thank you so much, once again. You really made our special day just that!

With very best wishes”

Sarah & Laurence

Sarah and Lawrence

Nice (France)

“I feel that we absolutely hit the jackpot with Hicksville Swing. Over our wedding weekend we decided to have them play during the canapés, after dinner and the following day at our barbecue, which we thought might be overkill but in truth, we could have listened to them for weeks. Each time they played they created an incredible atmosphere and I really feel that they made our wedding! Such brilliantly clever, talented musicians and equally lovely people. There is no doubt in my mind that I will use them again. I 100% recommend them for any celebration.”

Val & Mike

Garden Party  

“During my speech of thanks to everyone who had contributed to my birthday party, I included you and the band, not knowing what a superb evening it was going to be. It became a fantastic success, beyond our expectations and Hicksville Swing provided the catalyst to all the work that had gone before. Your performance was dynamic and perfectly tuned to the audience of our friends and family. So many of the guests made the same comment independently “I have never seen everybody dancing at the same time, with every seat empty”.Bearing in mind that there were 66 of us, that is a testimony to the power and joy of your music and stagecraft.

There are times in the world of entertainment, when the audience and the performers are totally in sync and that August night in the Dordogne was one of those times.

 Un grand merci et à bientôt”

Andrea & Chris

Andrea and Chris

 “When you are getting married abroad it is often daunting to put your trust in people who you often do not meet until the day.

However, if you are lucky enough to have Hicksville Swing as your musicians then this is something you do not have to worry about in the slightest. We were blown away by how talented these guys are and their special music really made our day.

“The music you played during our ceremony was beyond perfection and the song you played especially as myself and mum walked down the aisle still has people talking.

Every aspect from the moment you arrived to when you packed up that night was magical, our first dance will be such a treasured memory forever and that is all down to you guys”

If you have the opportunity to have Hicksville Swing at your wedding day, or any event, grab it!

Thank you for everything George and I am sure that you are just gearing up for another manic wedding season, Best of luck with everything and send my sincere gratitude to all the guys!”

Daisy and Danny


Daisy and Danny


“Dear George,

So sorry to take so long to write – it has been a bit of a whirlwind but we are back into life now!

Thank you so much for the wonderful music! The ceremony, the party and the dancing – the band were phenomenal at every stage of the day and people absolutely loved it! We have not had a letter yet that hasn’t mentioned you and your wonderful team. Thank you too for being so patient when bus-mageddon threatened to set us back indefinitely and for learning and performing our first dance so beautifully – we are so glad to have a link to it – it hands down beats the original! 

Really hope we will see you at a wedding again soon! (When we are not in charge!) 

Best of luck for a brilliant summer of music making”,