Testimonials

Testimonials2018-07-05T13:53:39+00:00

Take their word for it…

Wow. You guys were brilliant. Sorry it took our party a while to get going. That free bar was not a great idea at the start but meant the floor filled later !!
You were absolutely terrific and we will be recommending you to all of our friends and family. Fantastic.
Your version of The Adventures song was fab. Euan’s face was priceless ! Thanks !
With the kindest regards.
Sam and Euan - Joint 50th - 11th November 2017

Hi Phil,

Can’t believe I’m just writing this now but Colin and I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the band for such an amazing night for our celebration down at Leith Theatre!
Everyone had a brilliant time and the band made our night extra special! We really appreciated it and to do it so last minute was brilliant.
Thanks so much again!
Colin and Debs - 1st September - Leith Theatre

My wife and I cannot describe how happy we both are, that we chose ‘The Honey Moons’ for our wedding at Crear in July 2017.

We spent a great deal of time at showcase events scouting out a band for our perfect day, but after seeing The Honey Moons play a set at the Ghillie Dhu in Edinburgh, we had no hesitation and booked.

Firstly I must detail that the communication from Phil throughout the whole process was second to none. From discussion of setlist to the planning of the days logistics.

Kirstin’s voice

There are so many things that we feel sets ‘The Honey Moons’ apart from other bands .Firstly Kirsten has such a unique voice that really appealed to both of us. An almost mix of Debbie Harry and Angel Olson. At the wedding Kirsten sang impeccably and with passion. Kirsten’s voice coupled with the full sound of the bands, jangly guitars and soulful saxophone really makes for something special.

The Honey Moons also went above and beyond the call of duty by making a special recording of our first dance song. We requested this due to having a routine for our first dance and were given a Mp3 file , which we will cherish and have forever.

On the evening of the wedding, the band were very professional and non invasive when setting up for their performance. Our guests were all on the floor for the sound check (not realising it was a soundcheck) and the band were great at filling the floor throughout. The band also expertly guided our guests through three ceilidh tracks, which was a lovely experience.

At the end of the night the guests were raving about how good the band were and all comments were very positive. Kirsten and Phil also came to have a quick chat with us and we thanked them for providing the perfect entertainment for our big day.

Steven & Nicola Stafford - Crear - 19/07/2017

Hi Phil,

We would just like to say thanks so much for playing our wedding on Saturday night, it was some party! Your version of our first dance was awesome. Everyone commented on how great you were and was amazing to see the dance floor so full from start to finish. Thanks for throwing a few Irish songs into the music at the break. I think our Irish guests really enjoyed the ceilidh. You have a really great band and we wish you all well for the rest of the wedding season!

Thanks

Scott and Nora

Scott and Nora - Crieff Hydro - 12th August 2017
Hi Phil,

Sorry for the late reply. We have just started to return to normal life – it’s difficult!

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. All our friends and family commented on how amazing you all were and I think you read the audience just right! I must admit that I was slightly worried people wouldn’t dance but as soon as you played the first couple of tracks, all those worries slipped away.

Thank you for putting up with our appalling drunken attempts at the Ceilidh dances – even if we couldn’t do them it was so much fun! You didn’t even seem to be surprised when the inflatable guitars, saxophones and fancy dress came out – thanks for being so cool about it.

I wouldn’t hesitate to ask you to perform again if ever the need arises. Thank you for topping off such a great day!

Best regards,

Laura and Jack, Mar Lodge, 8th October 2016
To the Honey Moons!,

Apologies that this has been a bit delayed, David and I have had a busy few months moving to and getting settled in Vancouver. We’d like to say a MASSIVE thank you for playing at our wedding in May at Oran Mor. Your performance was fantastic, we’re so glad we went for the 6 piece option, if definitely added an extra dose of energy, both for the Ceilidh and the regular tunes. The retro-themed set list was perfect, right up our street (and our guests!).

Aside from the actual getting married bit, your performance was the part of the wedding I was looking forward to most and I wasn’t disappointed (until the clock struck midnight of course!).

I found myself speaking to guests as quickly as possible so I could on the dance floor and that is where I remained for the rest of the night! Our guests thoroughly enjoyed it too, the floor was not empty once (not even on the break!)

Melanie and David, Oran Mor, May 2016
Hi Phil, we wanted to contact you to thank you and the band for a fantastic show at our wedding on Saturday night. The feedback and comments from our guests was so complimentary and the whole evening was a great success. A special note of thanks for the final song as this provided a bit of a curveball for some of our guests, but they no us and knew we would not be doing the same old thing!

Once again a huge thanks for you the band and all your support team for putting on a fantastic night that will be truly remembered.

Simon and Kirsty, Winton House, 27th August 2016
Hi guys, this is long overdue but I did want to leave a testimonial.
What an amazingly epic band !! The videos do little justice to the live performance. People say a band can make or break a wedding. I can with all confidence say this band will make it ! A few months after my wedding I still have friends and family asking what the name of the bad is and how great they are. The members are friendly and personable and more importantly they rock. They created an exciting and enchanting atmosphere. Everyone was dancing ! If you are thinking about the ceilidh option don’t, just take it. This adds a whole new dimension to the night and is far to enjoyable to miss out on. I cannot recommened the Honey Moons more. Without them I think my wedding might have been half as fun. They definitely know how to party
Matthew and Jade Kratz Loch Lomond, Waterfront Hotel Stirlingshire - 11th of June 2016
We are long overdue in thanking you for the great performance at our wedding. We had a lot of wall flower guests and you seemed to lure them onto the dance floor like the Pied Piper. Your play list had something for everyone – from the old classics that our parents loved to current artists for the younger crowd, and my favorite: the 80s classics. Thank you so much for making our reception a great time for us, and all of our guests!
Trina and Chris, Dundas Castle wedding
Thank you guys so so much! We had an amazing night and everyone thought you guys were fantastic xxxxx Danika Louise Stewart
Craig and Danika, 30th April 2016 - Pratis Farm, Leven.
Hello Phil,

Thank you SO MUCH for this weekend’s gig – was so fantastic! You and the guys are so talented and everyone loved the music.

Would be delighted to recommend you

Scott and Pamela McQuarrie, 4th June 2016, Doubletree Hilton, Edinburgh
Hi Phil,

I just wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you for playing at our wedding yesterday. We absolutely LOVED the music, you are all super, super talented, got the playlist absolutely spot on and you all just look like you love playing together and have a great time which made our wedding reception just perfect 🙂 Obviously it was even more special to have Ruairidh in the band and although it pains me to say a little(!) he is a fantastic drummer and I was a very proud sister yesterday 🙂 Please pass my thanks onto everyone in the band for travelling up and playing yesterday. I can honestly say everyone commented on how amazing the band was and they thoroughly enjoyed the music which was plain to see as the dance floor was filled all night! We just loved our first dance song also, Kirsten sang it beautifully.

It was lovely to meet you all and finally put faces to names, we really can’t thank you all enough!

Seonaid and Lewis, 29th December 2015, Aberdeen
We just wanted to say thank you so much for Sunday, you guys were amazing and had the dance floor full all night! Everyone has commented on how brilliant you were and really made the night! People especially enjoyed the Ceilidh, though I know we were hard work at times!!!
Was also a brilliant touch getting my friends who’s birthday it was up to sing!
So so glad we picked you for our wedding!
Sara and John, 20th December 2015, Mansfield Traquair, Edinburgh
The Honey Moons performed at our wedding on the 6th June 2015. When we started looking for a band we knew we wanted a nice mix of ceilidh but also a band that could sing well, play well and did a different mix of songs. When we found the honeymoons they couldn’t have more perfectly fitted the bill. They are amazing musicians, songs are different and Kirsten’s voice is just incredible.

We came to see them at a preview night which I would recommend as it was so nice and fun to see them all play and get excited at the thought of them playing at our wedding. wedding prep can be stressful so a night off was great. needless to say we booked them that night, all of them, as once we heard the sax live along with the fiddle we knew we could not find a better band!!

From the beginning of booking the agency were very clear and responsive in getting contracts sorted. Phil communicated with us about what we would like and everything was clear which was great not to have any worries on the day. They even learnt 2 songs for us as we were torn between them. All in all their actual incredible talent and nice helpful nature made them so great to work with, I would recommend them to anybody, and I have had several friends say they were incredible and passed on their details to friends of theirs planning their own weddings.

We cannot thank you enough for helping make our wedding day so special. I never would have thought I would actually find a band that good. You made sure on the night that we were in the room for our 2 special songs. your ceilidh music rocked! and the added wee bonus of playing paradise city for a special flower girl as it was her birthday just added to the whole package. Thank you all, we had a wonderful day and we couldn’t have asked for more or been given better service.

Pamela and Grant, 6th June 2015, Lochardil House, Inverness
We did a lot of research into bands for the wedding because entertainment was our highest priority. Seeing everyone enjoying themselves and rocking the dance floor was our main aim for the day! I did lots of googling and narrowed it down to a few local bands and The Honey Moons. I couldn’t stop listening to Kirsten’s voice – she has an unbelievable tone that drags you back for more! We didn’t go and see them live, we just had a feeling that they would deliver on the day. And deliver the certainly did! From the first dance which they sung especially for us, the selfies during ‘sit down’ and even having me on the microphone! The dance floor was NEVER empty and lots of our guests commented on how fantastic the evening was. We had the best day and The Honey Moons certainly played a massive part in that. It was very easy to get in touch and they were really accommodating with any requests. We’d recommend them to anyone – actually we couldn’t recommend them highly enough! Thanks again for everything Phil.. I’m hoping we’ll be invited to a wedding that has you guys as the band in the future! Thank you guys.
Julie and James, 26th September 2015, Logie Country House, Aberdeenshire
Nice one Phil, thank for all your help you’ve been great, we had an amazing wedding. The Honey Moons were brilliant, everyone said the band were really good, top notch! dc4d
Johnny and Natalie Tracey, 11th July 2015, Contini Restaurant, Edinburgh
“Hi! Just a little message for you guys to say we cannot thank you enough for how amazing you were on our wedding night and we are sorry we didn’t get a chance to say thank you properly on the night!! You were a fantastic band who finished off our brilliant wedding day with some wonderful ceilidh music, that really got everyone up on their feet and merry! And on top of that played the most amazing set list from start to finish with perfect stage presence. You were professional yet approachable throughout and were more than helpful with any queries or requests. Thank you for making our day so special!”
Alice and Paul, 24th July 2015, Dundas Castle
“Bruce and I just wanted to say a massive thank you to The Honey Moons for the music provided at our wedding. The set list was fab and the ceilidh was amazing with many guests commenting how good the band was. Not only was the music great but so was the communication throughout. Any queries Bruce or I had were answered quickly with Phil always making us feel at ease.

Thanks again!”

Rebecca Holmes, 1st August 2015, Oxenfoord Castle
“You were absolutely fantastic at our wedding, thank you so much. Into the Mystic and Nadine were brilliant for our first dance!! The dance floor was packed and we loved the way we even got to get behind the mic for a song.

We have had so many compliments about the band from guests and the addition of the saxophone was awesome!

Thanks for making the party so strong!”

Nadine and Sandy , 16th of May 2015 Drumtochty Castle
Hi Phil

We’re just back from our honeymoon and getting round to thanking folk!

We wanted to say a massive thank you to you and the band for such a fantastic set – the music was first class and we had an absolute ball. I think The Chain at the end of the night will go down in history. All of our guests loved having a dance and there are a few aspiring Kirsten’s out there now!

We’re still waiting on official photos, however if there are any of the band, I’ll send them on.

With many thanks again,

Jenny & Jamie

Jenny and Jamie, Wedding at House for an Art Lover, 5th July 2015
The band went down a treat they did a fantastic job on the night and thanks again to the team at Freak Music I’m sure we will be in touch again in the near future.
Graham Gilhooly, Corporate event, The Hub, Edinburgh - 6th March 2014
The Honey Moons were brilliant from initial inquiries right through to performing on the night. We dealt mostly with Phil who is a top guy, he even met my Fiance for a coffee to discuss what we wanted for our wedding. We opted for the 5 piece with Sax and after booking Phil kept in contact with us all the way up to the wedding to ensure everything was going well.

We can’t recommend the Honey Moons highly enough! They were exactly the type of band we wanted on our wedding day. Great musicians, Great selection of tunes and all in all, great fun. Thanks for an amazing evening.

Ryan and Mairi, Dynamic Earth wedding - 22nd November 2014
We wanted to say thanks for making our wedding reception go with such a blast. We would be very happy for you to use any or all of this as a review/recommendation. We are so glad we picked The Honey Moons to play at our wedding.

Brilliant set list, fab ceilidh and awesome playing all night. Now we just need to find another excuse to hire them again.

Thank you so much guys

Graham & Julie, Caves Wedding, 18th October 2014
We just wanted to drop you a note to say how fantastic the band were at our wedding reception, August 14th 2014 at Close House Hotel. Everybody commented on how amazing the lead singer was and how talented all the band members were playing numerous instruments. Thank you so much for allowing my brother to use your equipment to sing my first dance song this really meant a lot to us both and the band were very accommodating to this.

I would recommend anybody to book this band if you want a professional, and friendly band. They would be excellent at any event and will definitely be booking them again. If you’re looking for a band book The Honey Moons!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you,thank you, thank you.

Danielle and James Knox, Close House Hotel wedding, August 14th 2014
Thanks for playing such a great set guys. We and our guests loved it xx
Rachel Duff, Garvock House Hotel wedding, 29 August 2014
Thanks so much for playing at our wedding on July 19th, Tom and I thought you were brilliant, as did all of our guests, our first dance was awesome, awesome vocals and overall a very professional and terribly nice band, book them, you won’t be disappointed.
Melissa Meldrum, Ardanaiseig Hotel wedding, 19th July 2014
We auditioned what seemed like 20-30 different bands for our big day, but heard nothing special. Then, we stumbled upon The Honey Moons. One listen to Kirsten’s voice and the retro music they played and we were hooked. They offered something different to the average covers band and we simply had to have them at our wedding!

A good band can really make a wedding reception and the feedback from our guests was that the Honey Moons were fantastic!

Neil & Gillian Murdoch, The Parsonage wedding, 7th June 2014
I just wanted to drop you both a quick mail to give you both some feed back on the Honeymoons who came down to Galloway to play at our wedding. What can I say. They were amazing. Kirsten’s voice is amazing and the vibe and sound the whole band create is fantastic. Everybody I have spoken to since the wedding have raved about the band, so a big thank you to you all. I am just hoping that I get the chance to see you guys play again sometime in the not too distant future.
Murray & Amy McConchie, Moss Yard wedding, 9th May 2014
My husband and I would highly recommend The Honeymoons. They were very accommodating and efficient in communications. On the night we had many guests at our wedding comment on how much they enjoyed the music and loved the female singers voice. The band had been flexible enough to add in a couple more ceilidh dances than they usually do which we loved! A great combination. We would definitely use them again!
Suzie Goodier, Norton House Hotel wedding, 13th April 2014
Thank you all so much for playing on Saturday, you really made our night! All of our guests have commented on how excellent the band was, we couldn’t have asked for anything better.

Your rendition of In Spite Of All The Danger as our first dance was brilliant, exactly as we had imagined!

Laura & Rory, Solsgirth House wedding, 12th October 2013
Thank you all so much for playing at our wedding, what a fantastic band you are we are so pleased we booked you! Every single one of our guests have commented to myself or Brian on how brilliant you were so again thank you!

We will definitely recommend you to anyone we know getting married & looking for a band, I’m sure 2014 will be a busy year!

Brian Alexander & Kelly Galloway, Garleton Lodge wedding, 31st August 2013
I would just like to say how pleased we were with our booking for the Honey Moons at our wedding on the 3rd August. The organising and booking could not have been simpler. The band themselves were fantastic and really made the evening. Talented and professional musicians who we would not hesitate to recommend to anyone. If we need another band we’ll come and see you first!
Andy Murdoch, Portobello Town Hall wedding, 3rd August 2013