Some comments about TRENT CONNECTION

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Feb 2017 Wedding

We would like to say a HUGE thank you to you and the band for playing at our wedding last Saturday.
You were all fantastic and it will be something we will always remember.

Many thanks

James and Natasha Aspinall


Ball October 2016

On behalf of the Radcliffe Ladies' Choir I would to say a huge thank you to you and the band for making last night such a success. I had lots of great comments about the band saying how good you were and that it was the best part of the evening.


Christmas Party 2015


I'd just like to say what a fantastic job you and your band did on Saturday night, brilliant song selection, you all had everyone dancing and kept the atmosphere going all night.


A massive massive thank you, I'll be sure to recommend you to others.


June 2015 Diamond Wedding Anniversary


Wanted to say a proper thank you to you and your band - we have had great feed back - everyone thoroughly enjoyed them!

The whole event went really well but I think to have a happy smiley band playing - and playing such good tunes was excellent!

Mum and Dad really appreciated your extra efforts to enable you to play Stranger on the shore for them Please thank them all for us - and thank you for organising


JULY2013 Wedding

Just reliving the day (again) and realised we had not said a massive thank you to all of you for making it such a special occasion. The music was superb and everyone loved it (especially Amanda!), please pass on our heartfelt thanks to all who played and, on a personal note, to you for organising it.


Andy and Amanda

July 2013 Fundraising
April 2013 Wedding

I have had such good feedback from our staff regarding your band! We keep a number of contacts on file in case any future clients ask if we have anyone we can recommend / put them in contact with.

Park Plaza Hotel Nottingham

August 2012 Wedding Barnsley

We have returned from our honeymoon! Wow what a amazing day. Its was brilliant - Thank you to you and your fellow Trent Peeps!

 I can not describe how awesome you guys were and how many people said they enjoyed it and how professional you all were !!

June 2012 Fiskerton Linclonshire.

Thanks very much Alan, it was a great evening. Please pass our thanks on to the rest of the band.

We must do it again sometime.


May 2012 Fairfield School Loughborough

Dear Trent Connection.

Thank you so much for playing at the Fairfield Jubilee Ball.

The Music, song choice (especially the medleys) and sound were fantastic.


May 2012 Trent College

I would like to say yet again how fabulous and entertaining you were at the Titanic event at Trent college. Our guests really enjoyed the evening, we have had some marvellous feedback and you all made it so special for us. Your enthusiasm and professionalism is to be admired

October 2011 Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal

Well what a night. I hope the band enjoyed it as much as everyone else did. I have had cards, notes, email from all over the place saying how much they all enjoyed it and ordering tickets for next year.  If you are free we will do it again. 

Thank you and the rest of the band for making it the best ever.

September 2011 

Just to say a big massive THANK YOU to you and Trent Connection for saturday night.  The Band were brilliant and everyone thoroughly enjoyed dancing to you!!

Chloe from Cancer Research said she has never  been to a dance where everybody started dancing from the first few notes!!

Once again many thanks.


October 2010

Many, many thanks for the great performance last night by the Trent Connection.  You have made a lasting impression on our family and friends, who all enjoyed your music.  We feel the whole evening was a tremendous success and made our Wedding Day, a day we shall never forget.

Thanks again
Cheryl and Mick

Hi Alan, on behalf of the Lindsey Ladies Charity Committee I would like to say a huge thank you to you and your band for playing so magnificently for us at the Butterfly Ball on Friday night. I can now tell you that we have raised approximately £4500 which from 100 people is pretty amazing. Thank you so much for being so generous with your time and helping us to raise such a terrific amount.

Hi Alan


Just wanted to say thanks for a great performance last night, everyone was really impressed with your band – please pass on our thanks to the rest of your guys!


To all the Band
I am writing to thank you from all our committee and guests for such a brilliant performance you all gave to our  'Night to Remember' last saturday at Trent College. I can honestly say we have never had so many positive comments after one of our events all commenting on how fantastic the band was. You were vibrant, enthusiastic and I have never seen the dance floor so full for so long - wonderful. Thank you for performing for us so generously and you have made it a night to remember - we hope to raise in excess of £5,000.
Many many thanks to everyone of you .....will you do it again sometime???
best wishes

Niney  Hartley Chairman
Nottingham Cancer Research Special Events Committee

The wedding of the century:

My wife and I would like to thank you and ALL the band members for very much helping to make our day one to remember.  The day was very much topped off by the performance of the band.  The comments from all our guests are out of this world and having just seen the pictures on your site the joyful memories have come flooding back.  A bit cheeky I know but would it be possible to get a copy of the photos.  I would like to put them on my own website, extra publicity for you guys.  Could you please send me good quality ones.

Thanks again and hope to see you all again at another wedding or party.  I know that if we have anything to do with it we most certainly WILL.

All the best

Mr and Mrs Cowley


Just sending you a note to thank you for a making Iain and Vicky’s reception a very special evening – could have listened to you all night! 

We had so many compliments from guests on our choice of band and everyone said it was such a refreshing change to have live music.

A few of the guests asked for your contact details and I’m sure you’ll be hearing from them.

Once again thank you for a fantastic “show”.

Kind Regards

Lesley Naylor (Groom’s Mother)


Thanks for making the Ball a great success. I am still receiving

congratulations on the event and especially the choice of band. I am sure

you will get requests to play at Rotary functions in the future.

Thanks again



To Trent Connection Dance Band!

Just a short note to say a big "Thank you" for playing at my 18th birthday party on May 20th 2005. Everybody loved the band and wouldn't stop dancing all night. I've had comments such as 'inspired!', 'the best live music i've heard in a long time' and 'i couldnt stop dancing all night the band were wonderful'.

 Everyone from the youngest to the oldest was dancing and singing along, it was a beautiful night and the band just topped it off with true style and talent.

 You made my birthday a fantastic night and one i will always treasure, thank you for keeping us dancing all night. I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

All the best,

Leanne Parker


I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to you and the band for making Alastair and Sara's fantastic wedding day complete.
Everyone enjoyed the wide variety of music and the evening proved to be a big hit.  I have received many complimentary comments from the guests on how great it was to hear live music and you have provided inspiration to Alastair, my son, and my daughter Sarah to dig out the "brass", "wind", and "string" and get involved again!!
Once again, many thanks.
Kind regards.
SUE WOODWARD (the bridegroom's mother)


Just a quick line to say a big thankyou for the gig last Saturday. The band

topped off the evening in style! Fantastic!

Can we book you for next year?


Gary Glover

Musical Director - Nottinghamshire Police Band



Just a quick note to say what a wonderful night we had last night at the wedding of our daughter, Sarah and our new son-in-law, David.

The music was suitable for all - from young to old - as evidenced by the numbers taking to the floor.

Your efforts to make the party go with a swing were much appreciated and I am sure Sarah and David enjoyed their day all the more knowing that everyone else was enjoying themselves as well.

Many comments were passed on how good you all were and the fact that you looked to be having fun yourselves.

Thank you for all your hard work and we would not hesitate to recommend you to our friends and relatives.

Please pass on our thanks and best wishes to you all.

Chris and Peter Frampton (Mother and Father of the Bride)


Reed & Frampton Wedding – Saturday 17th April

Just a few lines to thank you and the rest of the band for the fantastic performance on Saturday.

Live music made all the difference and numerous people commented on how much they enjoyed it.

The range and variety of music meant that all ages could enjoy a dance.

Again, many thanks

Barbara & Tim Reed (Groom’s parents)



From: Onorati Filomena

Sent: 02 February 2004 10:12

Hi just wanted to say a big thankyou to you and the band. You were absolutely fantastic. All night people were coming up to me and saying how fantastic the band was. All yesterday and today I've had phone calls and e-mails saying exactly the same thing. I'll definitely be booking your services again. A million thankyous!!!!




19 November 2003

Jenny & I would like to thank you, and all the band members, for the wonderful evening on Saturday. I hope that the numbers up dancing was sufficient to show haw much everyone was enjoying the music. So many thanks. I assume by the photos on the website that you too enjoyed playing the venue!

With best wishes




Phew! Sorry it's taken so long - I don't know where the time has gone. A HUGE thank you to the best wedding band we've ever heard! You totally made the night go with a swing! Great fun, great music and every song was a floor filler.  I remember looking round during the second set and I honestly don't think I've been to another wedding were literally so many people danced from the children to the Grannies.  Hope the tent didn't provide you with too many difficulties  - the sound quality certainly sounded fantastic to me.

We would recommend you like a shot to anyone and can't thank you enough - I just didn’t want to the night to end.
Hope you're on for playing at our 10 year anniversary!

Kate & Colin Evans




I just wanted to write and thank you for helping to make our wedding day so fantastic. The band was really superb and they are still being talked about by many of our guests.

Also thanks to you as you made it very easy to book and organise.

Thank you

Vanessa & Ian Hickey - July 2003



Many thanks for making our evening such a great night. Everyone has commented on quality of the band. We all enjoyed your music, and it looks as though you all were enjoying playing for us. 

Thanks again. 

Chris Hazard

I would like to thank you for placing pictures on your website of the Masonic Ladies Night of Pinner Lodge 3300 At Goldsmith street Nottingham on 25th October 2003

Thank you for an Excellent night

Nevile Spick




Just a quick one to say a big thank you for 6th September sorry its so late. Everyone enjoyed you all very much. We have had loads of feed back saying how fantastic you were this year.

Which you all were as usual thank everyone for us and look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Regards Wendy and Greg




I just wanted to write and thank you for helping to make our wedding day so fantastic. The band was really superb and they are still being talked about by many of our guests.

Also thanks to you as you made it very easy to book and organise.

Thank you"

Vanessa & Ian Hickey - July 2003



We wanted to send you a big thank you for your amazing performance at our wedding last month. You all certainly filled the room with sound and both sounded and looked great! Lots of our guests were commenting on how much they were enjoying the music. It was great how you managed to play music that was suitable for and enjoyed by all.

Thanks also for playing on after we'd left, we hear that you had requests not to stop playing at the end!

We had a fantastic day celebrating our wedding and we hoped that you all enjoyed yourselves too (in a professional capacity of course!).

Thanks once again,"

Richard and Charlotte Digby - June 2003



Thanks very much for the effort you, Jae and the band put in to making our Wedding Reception such a great night. Everyone thought the band were superb, Sally and I have received a number of extremely complimentary comments concerning the high standard of playing and the overall quality of entertainment. We are both extremely grateful for the massive contribution you made to the evening, thank you.

Best wishes to you and Jae and all in the band for Christmas and 2003.

Kind regards"

Karl - December 2002



Thank you very much for playing at out daughter's wedding reception. Everybody praised the band very highly and we feel that it added immensely to the atmosphere of the occasion. All the musicians, singers and technicians were superb. Please extend out thanks to everyone

Yours sincerely"

Ann & Rob Ceurstemont - November 2002

"Brilliant Performance!" - Dianne Collishaw, Pembertons - The Corporate Caterers Ltd

"Everyone thought you were fantastic. (Us included)" -  Bride & Groom - November 2002



 "Just a note to thank you and all your band for an absolutely excellent evening on Friday. Everyone enjoyed it very much"

Ken Kallum - President - Derby Medical Society - November 2002



"Thank you so much for your performance yesterday at my daughter's wedding at Cranwell.  She and her new husband were delighted with your music - as were all of the guests.  I gained much (many?) kudos from having "found you on the Net", and I will recommend you unreservedly to anyone requiring a band in future."

Air Vice-Marshal Gavin MACKAY CB OBE AFC BSc FRAeS RAF - May 2002




"We had a fantastic night on Saturday 27th July ( Clive and Lorraine's wedding), much of that was due to your fantastic band. The sound was brilliant and I think all tastes were catered for. My husband was particularly impressed by the James Bond theme, which he thought was better than the original soundtrack. Thank you all for making the evening such a success. I will certainly be telling other people about you. Thank you all once again, I wish you every success in the future,"

Jean Webster (sister of the bride) - July 2002



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Thank you so much for your excellent playing at our wedding. We enjoyed the music very much and it made our day end with a bang. All the tunes were performed excellently and it certainly got every one in the party mood. We were just sad we had to finish relatively early. We would also like to thank you for your understanding in the start time, but our delay did not seem to distract you at all.

Several of our guests commented on the quality of the performance and especially the fun that the trumpet players were having. We hope you all enjoyed it as much as they appeared to be.

We would be more than happy to recommend you to other interested parties and are quite willing for people to call us on 020 8 747 8798 if you require a reference in future.

Yours sincerely

James and Catherine Southgate - June 2002



 Just to say thank-you to you and your band for providing such superb music at our wedding reception. It was a truly memorable day. We will definitely recommend you to all our friends.

 Best Wishes"

 Gabby and Neil Sept 2002



"THANK YOU- for making our wonderful day complete. We have had so many people ask us where we got hold of such a fantastic band- and you were absolutely fantastic!!

Your whole team were amazing and we can't praise you enough! Also, thanks for the brilliant pictures that you sent through.

Once again, Janice and I would like to thank you for making our day complete.


Paul and Janice HINSON - Nantwich - October 2001


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 "Just wanted to write (better late than never) and say how much we enjoyed having you at our wedding reception on 20th July. You and the rest of the band were fantastic, just perfect. Lots of people have said to us how impressed they were with the band, so professional!

You and the band helped to make our big day very special indeed and we won't hesitate to use you in the future should an occasion arise and we'll certainly recommend you to anybody looking for a live band.

Thank you so very much." 

Andrew and Sam - London SW18



"Many thanks for the wonderful music at Nicky and Steve's wedding. Everyone really enjoyed themselves, and you 'hit the right note' exactly in choice of music. The sound was superb and I only wished it could allhave gone on into the small hours of the morning, we were having such fun!

Trust you enjoyed yourselves too and good luck in the future.

You certainly helped to make this fairy tale wedding a 'Perfect Day"!!!!

Jane and Malcolm Gamble - Southwell, Nottingham


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Now the dust has settled and Christmas is over, we both wanted to send you an E-mail to express our thanks to you and the band for entertaining us during the evening of our wedding.

We have had cards and messages of good wishes since the 15th and everyone has said how enjoyable the evening was and how the band added to the atmosphere. We are sure that there are still many toes tapping!

Could we also wish you, the band and all your families a very happy new year.

Many Thanks

Andy & Lisa


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A big, belated THANK YOU for the absolutely tremendous performance that Trent Connection gave at our wedding at Kelham Hall on 12th October. The band looked great and sounded even better - we had so many of our guests asking how we managed to find such an amazing group. Please pass on our thanks to all of those involved - they really made the evening, and we hope they enjoyed it too!"

Paul and Amanda Simpson xx


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 We were very impressed last night (as we expected!) you were all brilliant and all seemed to be having such a good time, that we realised straight away that you will be perfect for our Wedding."

Paul and Janice - Nantwich



“I have to say there is not sufficient space to accommodate the many congratulatory remarks I received following your band's performance at my Captain's day in July.  Although along time ago, the evening is still talked about.

The variety of music was fine, the choice of entertainment during the final stages of dining just right, the vocalist superb. I'm sure you realised the success of the night from the response from the dance floor.

Mike Jepson – Beeston Fields Golf Club  


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My sincere thanks for your superb performance on Saturday at J. & I.’s wedding party. You certainly got things going well. Everyone obviously enjoyed your music. I will certainly recommend you to anyone looking for a band!!  Hopefully we will see you all perform again in the future.”

Pam Young – Nottingham  



 “I could have listened all night if there hadn't been work the next day!!!”

Ann Hill - Burton-on-Trent  Dr. Barnardos



Good all-round variety of music played – I would recommend the Band to anyone”

Mark Haywood - Hucknall



 “Everyone was well impressed and said how much they enjoyed the Band” 

Mrs. Helen Denison - Ratcliffe –on-Trent



 “Thank you so much for bringing your superb Band to Lucy and Darren’s wedding at Bosworth. We couldn’t have chosen better. Everyone was full of praise for your professionalism, enthusiasm and skill. We had an excellent time which passed all too quickly.”

Elayne & Robert Cooke – Polesworth Warwickshire



 “Excellent entertainment, I would recommend the Band to anyone.”

Chris Saunders – Colonel Frank Seely School.



 “Very good, hence our booking for next year – For our audience we think the balance of music was just right”

Anne Price – PowerTech



“A really enjoyable evening! Thanks !!!”

Paul Harvey – Head Teacher , Pennine Way School



“That was the very best party I've ever been to in my whole life.”

Mathew Thomas – Age 10 - Sidcup June 2001