All testimonials are genuine and unsolicited.
"Thanks so much for the evening - it was a great success and really enjoyable. We will definitely pass on your details - you were all fantastic and very friendly - so thanks"
"Thanks again for your efforts on Friday night. After you left, lots of people were commenting on how good the evening and the band were"
"We all loved you and I really hope we can get you back to the All Saints again."
"We loved having you last night .You gave us such a happy night of wonderful music & dance. You are one of the most danceable bands about- a perfect pace. (Stroud Ceilidhs)"
"Many many thanks for the band's contribution to Chris's big day ... We had had very good feedback from our friends. You pitched it just right .."
"So taken up listening that I hardly danced . . ."
" Such gorgeous tunes! Thank you!"
" I got really good feedback from the dancers - for the tunes and the sound (thanks Q!). Love ya! (Meltdown Ceilidhs)"
"This is overdue but none the less heartfelt: We were lucky enough to choose Climax to play at our wedding reception in London back in April 2011. With about 150 people, kids adults and the seriously elderly we had reservations about keeping them all entertained. Climax and their fantastic caller (sorry name escapes me, great character with long hair) had the whole hall jumping and twirling for hours....until the hall was full of laughter and rosy cheeks. We are now heavily pregnant, despite being over 40, and looking forward to arranging a head wetting party -just an excuse to hire the band again and get everyone dancing. Every guest, and I mean every guest, told us what a fantastic band and how they had been to other weddings with Ceilidh bands but none as good as Climax, some said it was the best part of the day (don't tell the vicar!). So thank you Climax, next time no DJ….just more real music!"
"Excellent - and glamorous too!"
"They are brilliant to dance to!"
"We just wanted to write a short note to say thank you so much for playing at our wedding. Our guests really enjoyed the ceilidh and many of them hadn't done anything like it before - even 3 and a half-year-old Jack and 80-year-old Arthur managed to keep up with a lot of the dances so it really was great for everyone (I think I was the most pathetic in my monster of a dress - too big for ceilidhs, as I'd feared, so only managed two dances personally!) I'm so grateful you all managed to make it in the snowy conditions. It gave our wedding something really different - we'd recommend it to anyone. Many thanks again"
"Many many thanks to you all for a great performance @ Stansted on Saturday night."
"Just back from honeymoon, and wanted to say thank you to you and the rest of the band for playing at our wedding reception on 23 October. We've had some great feedback from our guests, and V... and I had such a great time dancing."
"Thank you for your help in our silver wedding celebration. The music was just what we wanted. It was perfect - even if the standard of the dancers was not up to your professional standards! But that was part of the fun of the barn dance. The calling was really great and got everyone involved. Many people commented on how great you all were and how they enjoyed the Barn Dance whhich was different from the usual disco. IT was surprising how many people had not been to a Barn Dance before - so you did a great job in introducing people to a really fun thing. Than you all for all you did to make the night such a special occasion for us."
"Thanks so much for playing at our wedding. Everyone was most impressed by the band's musicality and Malcolm's excellent calling. He proved very patient with our incompetence! We had a great time and won't hesitate to recommend you."
"Thanks very much, we normally have something more formal, but how you worked the night and make it less formal with us was excellent and I have had some very positive comments. Should we in the future or I know of anyone else looking for a ceili type band, for sure we will be recommending you"
"Another fabulous evening - I am sitting with my throbbing feet up!"
"I just wanted to thank you and your band for a most fantastic evening on Friday at the Warren. Everyone had a brilliant time. My feet are still killing me!! Please extend my thanks to the rest of the band especially to Barbara (caller)."
"You were well worth waiting a year for. I first danced to you at Chippenham and have thoroughly enjoyed every other dance I have managed to get to."
"Thank you for providing the marvellous music and an atmosphere of such fun and laughter for our Celebration. Everyone of all ages could, and did, enjoy the dancing so much. I received many, many compliments on your behalf for the band, their musicianship, and the overall professionalism - I only wish I could remember all of them. Please pass on my sincere compliments and heartfelt thanks to all the band members. If there is any further recommendation I could write for you, please let me know. All the best, and long may you continue."
"Just wanted to say thanks again for Saturday. Everyone had a brilliant time and loved the dancing. We could not have wished for a better night!"
"Many thanks for the wonderful music you provided for our party - lots of praise from our guests - and your caller made it so easy to follow - even the German contingent felt confident enough to have a go!!"
"Just writing to say thank you very much for your great music on Saturday night. Everyone loved the music and thoroughly enjoyed the dancing"
"Thank you so much for a thoroughly enjoyable evening, it was lovely to see the people we support with big smiles on their faces and up and dancing. I think we can safely say the night was a big success and for that we thank you!"
"Thank you so much for providing such excellent entertainment for our guests last Saturday. We're only sorry that we didn't get the chance to thank each of you personally on the night. As I'm sure you could tell, everyone had a fantastic time and we couldn't have hoped for more - it was the perfect way for us to celebrate with our friends and family. Our plan now is to come along to one of your public gigs so that we can fully appreciate the music without the responsibility of being hosts! Thanks once again for an evening we'll never forget.."
"This is just to say a HUGE thank you to you all for Saturday evening: it was just perfect and everyone had a ball.We know where you are for the next time"
"I just wanted to thank you, the band and Adam, for a great ceilidh, which was exactly what we wanted. We knew we would enjoy ourselves if the band and our guests did. Everybody we have spoken to said how much they enjoyed it, even those who have not previously experienced such an event. We were pleased to see everybody so happy. The band played some great music and Adam chose dances that were just right. Jo and I haven't danced so much for a long time! Please pass our thanks on to the rest of the band, and Adam"
"I just wanted to say thank you to you and the rest of the band for helping our evening one that we will remember long after we cant dance anymore. All of my guests had a great time and some of them who don’t usually dance seem to have enjoyed the evening the most. Thank you all once again, until next time."
"Jon and I just wanted to say a massive thank you for your fantastic music on Saturday night. Lots of people have commented on how brilliant you guys were and how much fun the dances were. I hope you all had fun as well!"
"Just to say thank you for being so accommodating on our Wedding night. I know it was short but everyone said how much fun they had at the Ceilidh. We had a truly amazing day and your part really got the crowd going after eating far too much!! Let us know if you want us to provide feedback anywhere as I certainly will if you would like."
"A big thank you to you and all the band for making my 60th Birthday party such a success. Everyone I spoke to said how much they were enjoying the dancing and the music. It was so infectious that you just had to get up and dance. The calling too was really clear, hence very few people went wrong. I do hope that we will be able to dance to you again very soon and will keep an eye on your web site for details of public events"
"So many people told me how much they'd enjoyed you - and the dancing too! Hope to hear/dance with you again one day"
"Just a quick email to thank you and the rest of the band for yet another superb evening. The kids really enjoyed it and want to know when we are having the next one!"
"Just wanted to let you know that your music at the wedding was very much appreciated! Many people have commented how good you were and how much they enjoyed it - including the wedding organiser!"
"Just wanted to say a big Thank you for last Saturday. It was great to meet you all, and you were fantastic. Everyone had such a great time, it was fabulous fun and the music was awesome."
"Thank you so much for making our reception a hugely successful and enjoyable event! :o) Everyone had an amazing time, and the dancing went down a storm. I don't think there was a single person who didn't do at least one dance!"
"Thank you all so much for a really great evening, playing Happy Birthday and pitching the dances at the perfect level. I'm sure everyone enjoyed themselves immensely and it was the perfect introduction to ceilidhs for most of them !"
"Thank you so much for the wonderful way you entertained us all yesterday. I was surprised that some people said to me 'you will never get me to dance' and they were first up and danced most of the time. Everyone thoughly enjoyed themselves"
"Just wanted to say thanks for being brilliant at our wedding! (Birling Manor). We had such a good evening, everyone thought you were fantastic, and the ceilidh was the perfect way to get everyone mingling and dancing. Your caller Anna must have the patience of a saint to be able to get people who have had too much to drink and who know nothing about ceilidh dancing to do even vaguely the right steps! We've had so many people saying it was the best wedding they'd been to - a combination of the band being brilliant, the sun shining, the food being delicious and the beer being free I think - so thanks for playing your part in making our day wonderful!"
"I want to tell you that I danced for the first time yesterday to the Climax Ceilidh Band at Chippenham Folk Festival. They were great; one of the best and most innovative sounds I've heard for a long time. And this, in a car park, under canvas, in torrential rain and wind, with the strangest p.a. system in the world (Adrian. If you don't know, don't ask.). There were tones of The Eel Grinders, with drones from accordion (and guitar) over fiddles and pipes. There were bits of Cock and Bull, elements of French and European, from the pipes and guitar. The whole sound was new and original but conscious of its past. Some of their own tunes were inspiring and tuneful in a new fashion, and at the same time absolutely in the English dance tradition. Ms Masson was calling, she's good as well. Always knows when to shut up:- a great virtue in a caller."
"Just a quick email to thank you for your part in what was an extremely successful party to celebrate our company's 25th anniversary. Everyone really enjoyed the band and feedback has been fantastic. If you could pass on our gratitude to the other members of 'climax' it would be appreciated. I would certainly have no problem recommending you to future organisers and please feel free to use us for testimonials."
"Thank you so much for last Friday. Despite the monsoon weather and other hiccups we had a fantastic evening and all of our guest commented on your amazing band. Thanks again for making our evening such a success"
"I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you all so much for playing last night. We had an absolutely amazing evening - what a brilliant Ceilidh! We have had so many people contact us this morning to tell us just how much fun they had. The evening was very special indeed."
"I just wanted to thank you and the band for playing at our wedding. It's always a bit of a gamble choosing a band you haven't heard or seen perform, but we were so pleased with your professionalism, skill and talent! Many of our guests have commented on how much they enjoyed the ceilidh, one even said it was the best one she'd ever been to – and she's a seasoned goer! Please pass my thanks on to the band, and especially the caller – she was great!"
"Thank you for playing so brilliantly last night. My Mum had a fantastic time & all her friends thought it was a wonderful night - 'something a little bit different'. Although not all were able to get up on their feet (as is the case when the majority attending are over 65!) they thought you were all tremendous. I had a great time myself and always love a good shindig!"
"Just a quick note to thank you and your colleagues so much for giving us such a fabulous evening on Saturday. Everyone loved your music and several people said how much they enjoyed the slightly unusual dances but that they weren't TOO hard! My favourite was definitely Nervous Breakdown, nothing like seeing your oldest friends screaming in the middle waving their hands in the air.... Also and I'm sure you've heard this many times, your caller does such a good job - getting enough information to us and getting the punters on their feet without actually detracting from the music or hectoring, both of which are things we have encountered at ceilidhs and barn dances before! So your jinx on the weather is more than forgiven and I am rather hoping that that either the school our children go to or the choir that I sing in - or preferably both - will have a ceilidh one of these days and if they ever do, I shall definitely be recommending you (as long as they can afford you!) Many thanks again and very best wishes to you al"
"Just wanted to thank you again for a wonderful evening last night. The majority of people didn't know what a ceilidh was before the party and they certainly do now. I had loads of comments from everyone stating how good the band was and what a great time they were having. The band certainly made my 40th party special and one everyone is going to remember for a long time"
"Thanks again for a marvellous evening on Saturday"
"We are now back home in Glasgow and wanted to say a big thank you to all the band and the caller who helped make our wedding reception in Ticehurst such a success. We just had a brilliant time, as did all the guests and we hope you had an enjoyable evening too. We were really pleased that so many people got up to dance, and the little children and very pleased to hear that the dancing continued after we had left!"
"Just back from honeymoon. It was a fantastic evening and you guys were a huge success - people are still talking about you all! Freya (Tabbush) did a wonderful job of calling and it make everyone want to join it and take part ( a rare feat at most weddings we've been to), you all really managed to pitch the dances at the right level/ pace and ability and it was harder to get people OFF the floor rather than on it! You guys really made our night spectacular"
"Just another thank you to you and the 'amazing Climax Ceilidh Band' for last Saturday evening. We hope you had a good time. We certainly did and everyone else said that they thought it was great. We appreciated the professionalism and experience of the band, and the fact that you just got on with things. We thought you created just the right atmosphere."
"Many of our guests commented on how fantastic the music was and how it got everyone tapping their feet or joining in. All the best and thank you again for an excellent time"
"Your band were superb and made the day for us special; all our friends and family enjoyed the dancing. Please thank the other members"
"What can I say but a huge thank you!! We had a great time last night and I am getting lots of text messages complimenting me on the `band`! Mmost of them had never seen or been to a Ceilidh before so it has opened a lot of my friends eyes.. You and your band were brilliant and very gentle with us which definitely helped and made more of us try to dance!! so much so that more people thought we had been to many before. Again thankyou very much to you and your band it was, I can say, one of the best nights of my life!!"
"I cannot thank you enough for making my party such a success. Even the people who told me they didn't like ceilidhs were won over!!!! Could we also say a special thanks to your caller. Her voice was so gentle and persuasive that someone who never normally dances got up to dance and enjoyed herself so much."
"Many thanks for a great evening at our wedding reception - you did a great job getting everybody dancing. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and have also received really positive feedback from our guests who also had a great time."
"Thank you so much for the terrific dancing. I hadn't imagined that quite so many of the family guests would have a go, so well done for getting them up. Brilliant tunes, too (naturally)"
"We really want to thank you all for such a fantastic evening. We have had wonderful feedback and are still thoroughly enjoying the music on your CD."
"Went to the Knees Up tonight at C#. The Climax Ceilidh band have a lot of energy and are really amazing"
"I had a wonderful time, great mates, great food and a great band. Everyone there had fun, and I have had many very positive comments about the quality of the band, and how well Anna coached the dancers. All I could see was laughing, smiling faces, it was great night! So, basically, you were a big hit"
"We had such an enjoyable time on Saturday night and really enjoyed the music. We have received a continuous stream of compliments about your band, the quality of the music, the lovely atmosphere of your friendliness and the sensitivity of the caller. Thank you to all of you. You made my birthday party a night I shall always remember."
"I just wanted to say another big thank you for Friday night. A bunch of drunk trainee lawyers might not have been the easiest group to handle but everyone had a fantastic time and the feedback from all who attended has been excellent (and you can quote me!)"
"How can tunes of such aching beauty be so foot-tapping too? You were incandescent at Chippenham!"
"I wanted to write and tell you again that we thought you did a sterling job at the wedding, and were both very impressed with your abilities at keeping so many people dancing for so long! We had a great time, the ceilidh was such a fantastic way of getting people to meet each other, and we have had numerous comments and letters from guests stating they thought the ceilidh was one of the many particular highlights of the day - so thank you to you all."
"We don't know how to thank you properly for your sensational playing at our wedding ... the music and dancing completely made our day ... We both trained in music so lots of our guests were musicians of some kind and it was astonishing how many of them raved about your playing - both on the day and since - & commented in detail on how unusual it was and how impressed they were"
"I would just like to thank you and the whole band for an extremely fun evening last month and helping make my wedding day so fun for me and *** and all my guests who were all very complimentary"
"We all felt that the band made the evening, as everybody joined in and enjoyed themselves, and the music itself is so lively, giving an atmosphere of happiness and enjoyment. We've had lots of appreciative comments about Climax and the choice of music. If the opportunity arises we would definitely recommend you to others"
"Just a quick email to say a really big thank you for your fantastic playing last night. As a musician, obviously I think I am pretty critical of other musicians and I scoured the internet to find a band which I felt would impress our musician friends. You surpassed all my expectations and I was amazed when people who I thought would be wall flowers took to the floor!! The after party vibes were excellent. The band must had felt their ears burning as there was no end of praise for your talents. Thank you again for making our evening even better than I had hoped - only one problem - my feet really hurt today!!!"
"Just a quick note to thank you and the rest of your band members so much for such a wonderful performance on Saturday night. We were so pleased with the way the evening went and am very grateful to you for your flexible approach to the evening's timing which enabled us all to enjoy the drinks reception, supper, the auction as well as to leave sufficient time for the barn dancing. We have had a lot of positive feedback about the event and were thrilled that so many people of all ages joined with the dancing. We would certainly recommend you to others and will be in contact should we decide to hold another parish/community barn dance at some point in the future"
"A big thank you for putting on such a great 'gig' last night. You really did create a such a good atmosphere, and even those who were ready to 'poo-poo' the event really enjoyed themselves which is a great compliment to you"
"Thank you so much to you all for Saturday night. Everyone had such an amazing, fun time and it was all down to your band. The music was great and Anna coached us all really well and managed to get the people who said they wouldn't dance, dancing and getting up for more. The success of the night was definitely down to your brilliant music and playing and you created the right atmosphere for people to put their hands in their pockets and to donate lots of money to Cancer Research UK. I will have raised about £1500 which is absolutely fantastic"
"Thank you for Climaxing so beautifully at our wedding! It was everything we could have wished for - we can't thank you all enough"
"Thank you so much for a really good fun night and please pass on our thanks to the rest of the band. We were hoping that everybody would get up dancing and the music that you played did exactly that!"
"I love the style of the band.... Great evening, and great meeting you all"
"Just passing on thanks to you and all the band from all for the fantastic ceilidh you held for us on the 11th! Everyone enjoyed it so much and we hope to do something similar again one day"
"First class. Flexible and sympathetic to our needs"
"Just to say thanks for such a marvellous gig yesterday - everyone has been saying how brilliant you all were and they thoroughly enjoyed the music and dancing"
"Thank you, all of you, for making the evening of our special day perfect! You were absolutely fantastic and everyone commented on what fun it was!!"
"Hi all - just got back from Towersey (Village Festival)... What a great weekend .. all the bands and callers were absolutely brilliant. Impossible to say which was my favourite, but .. the Climax Ceilidh Band yesterday lunchtime were very good"
" Climax Ceilidh Band …. Were my favourites this time (at Towersey Village Festival), inspiring me to jump up and down and dance like a young person."
"I just wanted to say thank you very much for last night. The Climax Ceilidh Band were totally professional and very entertaining. Take care - and if we have another ceilidh we know where to come."
"Just a quick note to say thanks so much for the fantastic job you did on Saturday night. We've had tons of positive comments, including a guest who said it was one of only four occasions in their 30 year marriage that her husband had danced with her"
"A big thank you to you all for the Clopton ceilidh last night, a great time was had by all! We really appreciate your support for Ceilidhs on the Move."