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"Just want to say a big thank you for the 24th October, we are still receiving messages about how great you both were.  Thank you for helping make our wedding day perfect.  We will definitely recommend you to anyone who asks in the future."

Matt & Faye(Evening Reception with DJ package at Newton Park, Burton Upon Trent, October 2016)

"Good evening Sarah I firstly wanted to thank you for making our wedding so special with your amazing singing!!! We have had so many comments about you and hope you get some leads from the fantastic night you did! We will definitely like to use you again in the future!"

Alex and Lee(Full day package with Nanna Radleys at Kilworth House Hotel, Leicestershire, September 2016)

"Just wanted to say a massive thank you for singing on our wedding day (9/9/16). You were absolutely fantastic and made our day extra special. We've had so many comments about how brilliant amber 2016."

Stacey and Avi(Ceremony and drinks reception at Hothorpe Hall, September 2016)

"Cannot recommend ‘Bird and the Bad Man’ enough to anyone who wants someone truly unique and exceptionally talented to perform at their wedding. We decided on the complete package of performance throughout the ceremony, drinks reception and the evening with live sets and disco and were so glad that we did, everyone was blown away with your voice. Huge thanks for adding that extra special touch to our wedding day."

Mary and Laurence(Full day package at The Green Man Inn, Hereford, August 2016)

" I remember just how amazing our wedding day was... which was topped off by Sarah's stunning voice and the "Bad Man's" guitar skills! Could not recommend them highly enough!! The best compliment I can say is that our guests actually forgot a live band was performing and assumed it was the radio! They are that good, our friends have booked them for their wedding next year... so Claire and I look forward to seeing you again! Thank you again for making our day the best of our lives."

Dave & Claire(Evening reception with DJ Package at The Old Vicarage Boutique in Southwell, August 2016)

"We hired Bird & the Bad Man for our wedding in July. They were fantastic! Easy and professional to deal with and the music was excellent. Sarah has a beautiful voice and it was perfect for our wedding. Thank you x"

Sonia and Paul(Evening Reception in Swithland, Leicestershire, July 2016)

"It’s been nearly four weeks since our wedding and we’ve been meaning to contact you to thank you so much for performing at our wedding. Everyone we speak to about the wedding always says how much they loved your music and thought you were amazing. Thanks for being prepared for any weather – it was really good of you to move half way through so our guests could enjoy the music. We hope to see you again in the future and will look out for public gigs when we visit nearby. Finally, thank you for being a part of our wedding and helping to make it the best day of our lives."

Laura & Dene(Ceremony and drinks at Hayne Barn House, Kent, June 2016)

"We googled acoustic wedding singers and found Sarah's website. She blew all other singers out of the water and we knew we had to have her at our wedding. Luckily Sarah was available and she was great in asking exactly what songs we would like to hear and making it really personalised. On the day she sounded amazing and we got loads of compliments from guests saying how incredible they were and how they initially thought on entering the room that it must be a recording! Sarah even learnt a song that was our favourite and sang it beautifully with an awesome accompaniment by the guitarist. Sarah put a lot of effort into performing at our wedding and it really contributed to making the day special for us."

Sarah and Kevin(Wedding Breakfast at Middleton Lodge, Yorkshire, May 2016)

"I had previously seen Bird and the Bad Man a couple of times at our local pub and loved them - I am not usually that in to bands, but loved the way they played all the up to date popular music and older dance tunes I love. We then booked them for our daughter's 21st, as she loved them too.  We had a lovely day, the sun was shining and their music was just perfect, we had people there from age 7 to 88 and they all enjoyed the music.  They played before the meal, during and after which was really nice and everyone really enjoyed it and commented how perfect the music was for the day and occasion. Sarah was in touch before to ask if there were any particular songs we wanted and on the day fitted around what we wanted. I really cannot recommend Bird and the Bad Man enough - hope I get to see them again soon."

Pauline Morgan(Background music during meal, Rutland Water Golf Club, May 2016

"Just a quick email to say thank you for playing at our wedding, you’re so talented! it was absolutely awesome, and just what we wanted. So many of our guests have commented on how great you were so we wanted to let you know. Please thank your sister, it was wonderful that she could join you on vocals, you’re all fabulous!!!!"

Amy and Jack(Evening Reception and DJ package at The Y, Leicester, May 2016)

"Hi Sarah, Thank you both so much for yesterday. You were truly exceptional and so many people have commented on how amazing you were. You really lifted our wedding day to heights we could only dream of and we are so grateful to you both. Thank you so much. You really both were fantastic. If I didn't have so many guests and people to see to during the evening, I would have been quite happy just to sit in front of you all night and just marvel at how amazingly talented you both are! I really hope I get the chance to see you perform again when I can just devote all my full attention to you. I'll be recommending you to everyone I know! Otherwise if you have any gigs or performances in the north west then I'd love to watch you again. Thank you both again for helping to make the day so memorable. You are both lovely people too and were so patient with us when we were running behind schedule. Good luck with everything. Keep in touch X"

Arvi & Rachael(Evening reception at Northcote, Blackburn, January 2016)

“We got married on 5th September a few weeks ago and Sarah and David travelled all the way to Essex to perform at our wedding reception and during our wedding breakfast. The atmosphere they created set the perfect mood and everyone enjoyed their music. We had comments all night singing their praises and when they stopped our guests were asking when they were coming back! They are amazing and our wedding would not have been what we imagined without them. Thank you both! We will be booking you again for another event in a heart beat!”

Kristina & Steven(Drinks Package, Pledgdon Barn, Bishops Stortford, September 2015)

“Sarah and David played at our wedding reception in August and were everything we could have hoped for. They were absolutely fantastic and even learned a song for our first dance, which they performed beautifully. Many of our guests commented on how amazing they were and they really helped make our wedding the best day of our lives. We are so happy that we booked them and would highly recommend them for any event. Would give them 11 out of 10 if possible!”

Keri & David(Evening reception with DJ package at The Fleece Inn, Evesham, August 2015)

"We originally saw bird and the badman at a wedding fayre at Hothorpe hall and instantly I was impressed at the talent of them both. I spoke with Sarah and after confirming wedding dates we had booked the Duo to sing and arrange our disco for our big day in the Woodlands at Hothorpe. When our wedding day finally arrived the bird and the badman turned up with plenty of time to spare and we're able to set up while we we're having our ceremony. As soon as we came out for drinks the music started and was absolutely amazing (we had booked for music in the daytime as well as the evening) 

We then had our wedding breakfast and we we're onto the evening entertainment. I had asked for more upbeat songs to be sang and played on the night time and they didn't disappoint, everyone was up dancing and really enjoyed the whole evening. I have had so many comments since the wedding about how amazing the bird and the badman were. They really made a difference on our wedding day and I can't thank them enough. If you’re undecided on who to book for your wedding you don't need to look any further than these two they really are out of this world”

Michelle & Craig(Drinks and Evening Reception with DJ package, Hothorpe Hall, August 2015)

“I first heard Sarah when she was performing in Melton Mowbray high street one day, I was working across the street and said I would love someone like her to play at my wedding, little did I know I would be able to find and get bird and the badman to play. Thank you to you both for playing two fantastic acoustic sets at our wedding reception at Rutland water in Aug. We have had great feedback from our guests and my dad who is hard to please when it comes to covers, he thought Sarah's vocals were brilliant! Sarah's contact throughout the booking was great and she even became our dj for the remainder of our evening reception. Would definitely book again!”

Jenna & Jon(Evening reception with DJ package at Normanton Park Hotel, August 2015)

“Just wanted to say a massive thank you for singing at our wedding. You made an emotional ceremony even more so and kick started the evening off fantastically with your set for the cocktail hour!!! Everyone though you were amazing and will be wanting to book you for their next event!”

Emma & Kate(Ceremony and drinks at The Plough and Harrow Hotel, Birmingham, August 2015)

“We would like to say a huge thank you to bird and the bad man. We booked online having never heard them before (I loved the band name so they stood out). We listened to the songs on the website but this did not prepare us for how amazing they would be. Sarah made the booking and song selection easy and they day itself was amazing. The songs they performed set exactly the right atmosphere that we wanted. Unfortunately some of our guests could not see were they was set up and Sarah's voice was that good they thought it was a pre-recorded CD. Bird and the bad man were professional throughout, looked amazing  and sounded amazing. My only regret is that we didn't book them for the full day. Everyone was talking about them after the wedding breakfast and would have loved them to have continued through the evening. Thank you so much for everything - you helped to make our wedding day very special.”

Keeley and Richard Cook(Wedding breakfast at Weston Hall, Stafford, July 2015)

“Sarah and David performed at our wedding in July! After months of searching for the right music I found these 2 at a wedding fair and was completely blown away. Before the wedding I found the song I wanted to walk down the aisle to and as it was not on their list they went above and beyond to record it for me so I could hear it before the big day. The memory of that song will never leave me! They were truly brilliant and so many of our guests commented on the sets they did, even keeping the music going when I was late arriving (it is the brides prerogative after all). Sarah and David were both relaxed and friendly throughout the lead up and the wedding itself, it was definitely a decision we (my husband and i) made wisely! Thanks again!”

Amie and Ayden(Ceremony and Drinks Package, Wethele Manor, Warwickshire, July 2015)

“Bird and the Bad Man played at our wedding Ceremony and drinks reception.Family and friends said how good you both were. It was lovely to have that personal touch rather than just a cd playing in the background. It was made extra special with the fact that they learnt a few chosen song requests to play on our perfect day. Would highly recommend them. Thanks again for being part of our fantastic day.”

Karen & Steve(Ceremony and drinks package at Hothorpe Hall, June 2015)

"Just wanted to thank you once again for performing at our wedding. Being a small week day wedding we really didn't know what would be best for the evening entertainment. We made the perfect choice. Loved your versions of the songs we requested. Guests on the dance floor for much of the evening shows how well received you were. Those who didn't dance very much enjoyed listening to you perform. You are both very talented and it was lovely to meet you both."

- Ellen and Dave(Evening reception package with DJ service at Moxhull Hall Hotel, Birmingham, May 2015)

"Oh my god you guys were amazing!! Everybody loved it and we're all still talking about you both. Thank you both so much for your amazing contribution to our day, we will never forget it. How two people with just a voice and a guitar can fill a room with so much atmosphere, I'll never know! Lovely to finally meet you both too. I would highly recommend you. Thank you."

- Stephen & Claire(Evening reception package with DJ service at The Vincent Hotel, Southport, March 2015)

"Sarah and David put on an absolutely fabulous live performance for our evening reception, perfectly mixing our requests into two great sets, which included learning a new song for us and also editing another to fit with our first dance. The whole thing went down a treat with our guests and had people up dancing almost instantly. Sarah and David were a delight to deal with both before and during our wedding and we will definitely recommend them to our friends and family!"

- Heather and James(Evening reception package with DJ service at Kilworth House, Leicester, January 2015)

"Bird & the Bad Man were amazing! As soon as we heard them at a wedding fayre at Hothorpe Hall, we decided they would be perfect for our wedding day. They sang songs we requested on our special day and the guests all commented on how good they were, we all loved listening to them. Bird & the Bad Man were perfect for our special day thank you so much xx"

- Rachelle & Tim(Drinks and Wedding Breakfast Package at Hothorpe Hall, Theddingworth, August 2014)

"When I first saw Bird and the Bad Man performing at a wedding fair, I knew I had to have them play at our wedding. And we weren't disappointed!! They played during our champagne reception and they were absolutely fantastic!! Bird and the Bad Man created an amazing party atmosphere, that had our guests boogie-ing and singing along as we sheltered from the rain! We had so many lovely comments from our guests. Sarah's voice is flawless and David's skilful accompaniment made them a perfect addition to our perfect day. Thank you sooooo much."

- Becky and Chris Bale(Drinks Package at Keythorpe Manor, Leicester, August 2014)

"Thank you so much for a memorable performance on our wedding day. Your skill as musicians and performers helped to provide the perfect atmosphere for our guests. A fantastic selection of songs that catered to everyone's taste really added to the experience for our guests. Fantastic service throughout the planning and preparation building up to the day was the cherry on the cake! Thank you all again!!!"

- Chris & Victoria Bishop(Drinks Package at Broccoli Bottom, Rutland, August 2014)

"Having seen Sarah and David perform at Anne-Marie's and Matt's wedding at Hothorpe Hall, we knew they would be the perfect entertainment for our wedding. Sarah has the most beautiful voice. Our guests could not be more complimentary as they performed an eclectic array of music. Both Sarah and David have a really positive approach and willingness to learn any song. Prior to our wedding they learnt a song that would make the day even more special for us. Their take on George Ezra's Budapest was amazing and blew us both away! A massive thank you to you both. We couldn't recommended Bird and the Bad Man highly enough!"

- Katie & Dean Morgan(Drinks & Wedding Breakfast Package at The City Rooms, Leicester, July 2014)

"Mike and I just wanted to say an enormous thank you for playing at our wedding. Your set up looked really lovely, the set you played was perfect and you chose the perfect moments to play. We had numerous (very justified!) comments about how fabulous your voice is. You and David punched well above the weight of an acoustic duo when it came to filling the dance floor. Similarly the DJ set was fantastic - all the songs we asked for plus plenty more that all worked really well. We couldn't have been happier. You were a joy to plan with - super professional and very proactive in making sure that everything would run smoothly on the day."

- Mairead & Mike(Evening reception package with DJ service at New Hall Hotel & Spa, Sutton Coldfield, July 2014)

"We just loved Sarah’s voice, Bird & the Bad Man performed together like two peas in a pod, the guests just loved them, so many great comments, who are these guys – what a voice.  Great reception music while guests chatted then went up tempo whilst food being served.  Just a wonderful duo we could not recommend them highly enough, just wonderful and amazing.

I had not heard Sarah before - only on the website and you always worry when booking an artist not seen in person but my goodness, I did not need to worry – with Sarah's voice complimented by beautiful guitar playing, it could not have been more perfect."

- Dela & Brian(Dinner and early evening entertainment at East Carlton Cricket Club, Market Harborough, July 2014)

"Sarah and David performed at our wedding ceremony and then afterwards for the drinks reception. Absolutely blown away by them. Jaw-droppingly good. Emotional-yet-understated liquid gold voice (a cliche I know, but I mean it!) with sensitive guitar accompaniment. Highly professional/capable musicians and technically spot-on. Family and guests shed a tear or two - not in small part due to the music, they told me. Seeing my bride come down the aisle to Sarah singing "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" will forever be emblazoned in my memory - I was completely overcome and it chokes me up now even as I write this. Very touched that they learned a new song for the going out part of the ceremony. At the reception afterwards they set the perfect upbeat yet easy-going vibe. Everyone was so happy and Sarah and David's accompaniment was simply fantastic. Completely self-sufficient and zero maintenance - they just got on with it allowing us to focus on each other and our guests. Hassle-free communication beforehand and extremely flexible. A rare treasure. Would 110% unreservedly book them again and recommend to others."

- Steve & Micaela Cantellow(Ceremony & Drinks Reception Package at Breadsall Priory, June 2014)

"You were both amazing. All our guests were complimenting you and asking where we found you. Thank you so much for a fabulous performance. You really made our reception stand out. Would definitely urge people to book you for any event!"

- Claire & James(Evening Reception with DJ Package at Lenwade House, Norfolk, June 2014)

"To start with I'd like to say a big thank you to you guys, you made our wedding evening one to remember. You played everything we asked for and did it perfectly. Everyone loved you and said how impressed they were. We will definitely be using you guys again in the future. You guys rocked. Thank you again."

- Carlie & Gem Chiswell(Drinks Reception Package at The City Rooms, Leicester, May 2014)

"Thank you SO much for being part of our wedding day – our guests were absolutely blown away by you. The acoustic set during the meal gave such a great, relaxed atmosphere to the barn and the evening full band set meant that the dance floor was never empty (resulting in some very unique photographs)! I have had so many positive comments – you definitely helped to make the whole day as fun as it was. I'm so glad we stumbled upon you in our local pub that time!"

- Marie & Jesse Poole(Acoustic wedding breakfast package, with full band - evening reception & DJ package, 2014)

Thank you from all the team at Hotel Maiyango, you were fantastic during December. We have had nothing but great feedback from our Christmas parties. We look forward to seeing you again for this years wedding season.

- Hotel Maiyango, Leicester (Christmas Party Entertainment 2013)

"My Wife & I would like to thank Sarah and David for the fabulous entertainment and attention to detail on our wedding day. The service they offered was professional, friendly and they went the extra mile to make sure we had a fabulous time. We could not recommend them enough and all the comments we had from our guests were positive and we hope them every success in the future. A big thank you from Mr & Mrs Harrison."

- Michael & Tina Harrison(Evening reception package with DJ service at Morton's House Hotel, Corfe Castle, Dorset 2013)

Thank you for travelling to Dorset and playing at my friend Tina's wedding, you didn't disappoint as normal and everyone thought you were fantastic. Your set was great and perfect for a wedding, what made it for me was when you sang the bride and grooms first dance song - truly amazing x

- Lorraine (Friend of the bride & groom, Evening reception package with DJ service at Morton's House Hotel, Corfe Castle, Dorset 2013)

"My wife and I both want to give a big thanks to Bird and the Bad Man for making our special day even more special.

We were looking for a small band, that could travel to Cambridge for a wedding on a Sunday evening. We found Bird and the Bad Man on the internet,  listened to their sample songs, looked at their playlist and instantly decided that we wanted them.

Before the wedding party they provided great service, they sent all the legal documents required to play at a public venue, learned the song for our first dance (for FREE) and turned up spot on time.

More importantly, their performance and their style perfectly suited the atmosphere of our wedding. They were great at setting the mood of the party and were very patient with the kids also.

In a nutshell,  thank you so much Sarah & David, you are so very talented indeed.

Thank you so very much."

- Jane and Pierre (Evening reception package with DJ service at The Holiday Inn, Cambridge 2013)

"Thank you so much for performing at my daughter's christening. You really are a fantastic duo, very talented and professional. It was a perfect mix of music and you made an already special day complete! Thanks again."

- Becky Rice (Christening at The Holiday Inn, Corby, 2013)

"I would just like to take a moment to let you know just how impressed we were with your performance. You made our night complete. From the moment you arrived right up until you left you made us feel special. We have also had so many comments from our guests saying how outstanding you are.

I came across Sarah by chance in town her voice made me stop in my tracks and from that moment I knew she was the singer for our wedding. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Hayley and Ian Albery x"

- Hayley & Ian Albery (Evening reception package at Hotel Maiyango, Leicester, 2013)

"Hi Sarah, we just want to say a huge thank you for yesterday. We have had so many amazing comments about you both. You exceeded all our expectations and we can’t thank you and David enough for making our day so perfect. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts.

Can I just say how stunningly amazing Sarah and David were!!!!

Words cannot express how pleased we were with them on the day. They far exceeded our expectations and Sarah is so so talented!!! Every single guest commented on how great she was and just everything about the performances were perfect."

- Amanda & Johnny Hughes (Ceremony & Wedding Breakfast Package at Shearsby Bath, 2013)

"Matt and I stumbled across Sarah by pure fluke and someone must have been looking down on us that day because it was a meeting that resulted in turning our wedding around completely. Sarah is a true professional with a big heart who puts love and care into every aspect of the job in hand. From our first email exchange, Sarah bent over backwards to meet our requirements and make our dreams come true. Always very quick to respond to any questions whilst being thorough with her responses and providing all the required information.

Sarah went the extra mile with every aspect of her work to ensure all of our needs were met. Her voice is simply stunning and David on guitar complements her beautifully and also has an exceptional talent. With them both being so fabulous at what they do, they are the talk of our wedding and we will never stop recommending them to others looking for something amazing on their wedding day.

For bringing most guests to tears with your beautiful tones and for being one of the biggest highlights of the day, we thank you Sarah from the bottom of our hearts. As a person and as a professional, you are fantastic! Lots of love from Anne-Marie and Matt Allen :) x"

- Anne-Marie & Matt Allen (Ceremony and Wedding Breakfast Package at Hothorpe Hall, 2013)

"Just wanted to say a massive thank you to you for performing at our

reception drinks, everyone has commented on how brilliant your performance was.

It was also appreciated that you were able to learn the songs that we chose, to make it feel so personal.

We would have no hesitation in recommending you to other people."

- Mr & Mrs Holland (Drinks Package at Shearsby Bath, 2012)

"We would like to say a huge massive thank-you for playing on our

wedding day. You were fantastic and much loved. The songs we selected were a beauty.

You sang so well and with your heart........ Thank you again for taking the time to learn them and hope you enjoyed singing them as much as we love listening to them."

- Alpna & Mat (Wedding Breakfast Package at Rutland Water, 2012)

I just wanted to say how wonderful your performance was. It was greatly appreciated from all who sat up by the Museum cafe as well, we had so many positive comments. We would love to book you again at some point in the future.

- Sylvia Wright (Loughborough Council Event 2013)

Just a quick ‘Thank You’ for Friday evening.  We have had so much positive feedback, and wonderful comments – the whole afternoon/evening was enjoyed by everyone. Thanks again.

- Sue Swain (Loughborough Council Event 2013)

"Sarah and Mark arrived well in advance of the agreed start time for the gig

- so no panic that they weren't going to turn up. Great selection of songs all brilliantly sung! They were happy to add a special request to the play list and readily responded to the unanimous request for an encore. Sarah has a real talent and her singing along with the great guitar accompaniment made a great evening even better."

- Karen Dalzell-Payne (private function in Gretton, 2012)

"Just to say thank you again for everything on the night, you were superb.

  It was good to hear positive feedback from the locals.

We shall certainly keep you in mind for future events."


- H McGrory (New Years Eve, Inn on the Green, Coddington)