Testimonials

What people say about us:

It is nearly 2 months since our wedding, and our friends and family are still talking about how incredible you guys were! Charlie and I also have the same sentiments! You guys are just brilliant entertainers and amazing at what you do! We couldn’t be more grateful to you for making our wedding day one hell of a party. You were so accommodating throughout the entire process and absolutely blew everyone’s socks off on the dancefloor!

Damien, your acoustic set was perfect for our Champagne reception – you delivered exactly what we were hoping for. Thank you for really taking the time to understand what we wanted musically for this part of the day.

As a group, you performed like true stars! At points I wasn’t sure if you were singing live or if you had put a CD on – you really did sound that good! The vibes throughout the night were awesome and you successfully manage to keep most of our guests dancing until sunrise. Hats off to you boys!

I couldn’t recommend you more highly, and think any Bride and Groom would be lucky to have you as the entertainment.

… now we are just trying to find an excuse to throw another big party so we can hire you guys again!

Charlie & Anna – Arcachon x

 

We’re in a small restaurant by the water in Capri, a bottle of white wine lending support to weak efforts at drafting notes of thanks to various people. Brightlights turned out the be the backbone of our wedding celebration. I cannot tell you how happy we are that we decided to book you. The positive feedback regarding the music was completely unanimous. You were universally loved by every single guest (parents included, single girls especially). Thank you and the band for being the absolutely fantastic entertainers that you are. We’re thinking of getting a divorce so we can get married again and do it all over.

Nicolas and Céline de La Vallee Poussin.

 

Hi Guys
I just wanted to write another huge thank you to add to your ever growing list of glowing recommendations! All the positive feedback and your playlist on the website gave us all the confidence we needed to be one of the first things we booked for our wedding in another country, despite never having heard you . And I have to say that not only myself and my music mad husband, but all our guests agreed that you were an absolute highlight of an already amazing weekend. The piano service music and cocktail set was perfect, and you made the dance floor take off – I especially loved the Macklemore rapping in the middle of the crowd – epic!!
I can’t thank or recommend you enough – plus you were all top guys and a pleasure to deal with.
Thanks and best wishes for your future and feel free to add our feedback to your site. Keep doing what you are doing and making people happy!

Katherine and Tsering Karalus

 

Dear Damien! Dear Simon! Dear Brightlights!

Natalie and I wanted to send an email to say thank you for an amazing amazing party! Everybody in our circle of friends commented on how great you guys were, and how much fun they had at the party!

You played amazing music and just really created a great dancing mood! And I want to say a special thank you for agreeing so readily to the extra hour between 3 AM and 4 AM – it really meant a lot to us, and it really made the night! (And thank you for putting up with our shenanigans!!! smile emoticon

Please let me know what I owe you for the extra hour, as I mentioned on the night, I do want to pay for it!

Thanks again, and Natalie and I will try to come and visit you at Wayne’s bar next time we are Nice!

All the very best wishes,

Wulf and Natalie

 

Hi all,

We just wanted to say a massive thanks for your amazing music on Saturday!! November Rain and Into My Arms during the ceremony were just fantastic- they really made the ceremony so special!

Everyone keeps saying how good the band was! We are so delighted that we chose you to do the music for our wedding and will definitely be recommending you!

Thanks so much,

Nia and Arthur

 

Hi Damien,

Josh and I have finally back to a bit of normality today after our last guests left this morning – so sorry I haven’t had the chance to email earlier! I can’t believe its already been a week since the wedding!!!! – what the heck?! Where did that time go??

I just wanted to say an incredibly BIG BIG thank you for being apart of our wedding – You guys are epic! I’m sure you get this all the time but …….All week our guests have been asking where you guys came from and everyone saying how fantastic you were! – You really made the evening…. I just wish we could do it all over again and have you play all night!

Thanks again, and all the best!

Cheers,

Megan

 

Guys,

Thank you for putting on such an amazing show at our wedding. Everyone was on their feet, partying away, especially the us (the bride and groom) who had a blast!
Your performance was fantastic, thank you for learning our first dance, singing lots of Queen for the groom (and letting him hijack the stage) and getting all those multi-lingual songs on for the DJ part!
We have received so many compliments about Brightlights from our guests and we couldn’t agree more.
We sang along (sometimes on stage with you), we danced all night and we partied like no tomorrow. Thank you, merci, grazie and dziekuje!
We wish you all the very best in the future

Marie-Louise and Marco

 

Hi Damien,

Sorry it’s taken me so long to write this email, but I just wanted to thank you for being a truly terrific wedding band. You guys were everything we could have asked for and more – you were super accommodating with the Jewish music requests (which sounded great), were professional in every way, and, most importantly, brought the house down and got people out of their seats.

So many people came up to us to compliment the band, saying that you were among the best they’ve heard. The setlist was fantastic, the energy was top notch, and the crowd participation was…well, let’s just say I hope I didn’t choke the guitarist when I poured Beefeater down his throat.

Things got a bit sloppy (and chaotic) in the end and I wasn’t able to thank you guys in person, but obviously that’s in no way reflective of how we felt about Brightlights. As I recall, you played for more than two hours. And it was particularly savvy to suggest going on later – just at the moment when some parties’ energies might wane, you guys took the stage and brought us up to 11, Nigel Tufnel style. That was definitely the way to go.

Thanks again for being a major part of what was a truly special, insanely fun night that our friends wont forget any time soon. I’ll be sure to share some photos and videos when we start to get them.

All the best for 2K15.

Laurie & Jon

 

Words can’t describe how unbelievably well Brightlights performed at our wedding.  Not that they need another glowing review – we were convinced they were the band for us after reading just a couple testaments on their website – but wow, these guys are truly incredible!  Damien was an absolute pleasure to work with right from the very beginning.  He was very professional and super attentive to our needs and all the details.  The quality of vocals and wide-ranging selection of music they performed pleased everyone in the crowd and had us all dancing until the wee hours of the morning.  We were particularly happy with the combination of live-performance and DJ-ing that we chose for our wedding, and how flexible and accommodating BrightLights were.  A month on, we still have people contacting us and telling us it was the best wedding band – and one of the best bands in general – they had ever seen (and heard!).  Thanks to all the guys of BrightLights for a spectacular show; we couldn’t recommend them more highly.

Kaitlin & Sean Casey

 
Hi Damien,
Well, what a party!!  Hope that you have all recovered, it has taken us a while!
Thank you and the rest of the band SO much for being just so totally brilliant playing at our wedding.  We had the most fantastic night and really enjoyed having you guys play – the best present for Phil ever!
Our guests have not stopped raving about you – to quote – “the best wedding band ever” by a lot of people!  We loved your set, the interaction with our guests (hope your braces survived!), you guys were amazing and really kept the party going all night !!  Apologies for not remembering the other guys names, but the bass player who turner DJ was hilarious, he got really stuck in and his shout outs were so funny!  We couldn’t have hoped for a better party and so thank you so much for agreeing to play for us.  And again, the surprise was fantastic and I really appreciate you learning the song for us.
I hope that we get to see you all again at some point, next time in Nice or at a friends wedding as we have recommended you to everyone!
Please pass on our thanks to the rest of the guys who are all great!  I’ll send some of the pics once we have them.
Thanks again,

Lou & Phil

 
Hi chaps,
Well, what can I say that hasn’t already be said! We booked you guys after recommendations from a friend and it was the most amazing wedding present we have been given! To say you made the night is a complete understatement. All the way through from the dialogue by email (sorry for all the emails!!) up to the very last song of the night, it was an absolute pleasure to work with you and we wish you all the very best success in the future. What unbelievably talented yet humble guys you all are and if anyone is thinking of booking a band for your wedding I would say don’t look anywhere else! Hopefully see you when we fly across to the riviera for our one year anniversary next year.
Love

Mark and Tina

 

Hi guys, just wanted to say thanks for playing an absolutely brilliant set at our wedding at Chateau Les Carrasses last month. With such a stunning venue it was a tough job for the entertainment to match it but you guys absolutely matched it and more .
Almost all of our guests have mentioned you as the best wedding band ever. One of the best tributes I can give is that as typical British men, many of my friends aren’t dancers but you had them all up on the dance floor until dawn. My mum who is nearly was up and dancing and has told me how much she loved you guys.
It was a pleasure dealing with all of you, thanks for making our wedding day even more special. We’re already planning a return event. See you at Wayne’s Bar soon!

Jon & Nicole

 

Dear Damien and the rest of your band,

Apologies firstly for the late thank you, we went on a rather long honeymoon!
Thank you so so much for your hard work and your fantastic skills over our wedding period. The DJing on Wednesday was such a great way to get our festivities started everyone had such a blast. Our favourite was your set on Friday which was just superb.
We were very impressed so thank you so much. we had the most wonderful time !
All our love

Reshma & Kavi

Hi Damien,
Just wanted to hit you an email to say how impressed we were with you guys at our wedding. You’s did an amazing job and we couldn’t be happier.
Our biggest worry about the whole wedding was that the dance floor would be empty at the start of the night with it being a small wedding.
Well you guys made sure that wasn’t the case- I couldn’t believe how full it was for the whole night. You guys even managed to get our aunts (who don’t drink) rocking around the floor!!
All our guests are still talking about how great you were.
Myself and Gerard wish you guys all the best in the future and will be recommending you to everyone!!
Hopefully we’ll see you at a wedding down the line.
Thanks again,

Edel and Gerry

Hi Damien,

I just wanted to send a quick email to say thank you from myself & Rob for making the evening of our wedding so amazing!

Our guests cannot stop raving about Brightlights and it was so good to see such a full dancefloor all night. I don’t think I actually stopped dancing all night! All of you were so friendly and we are glad you got involved and had a little dance too!
Although getting us up to sing The Proclaimers was slightly embarrassing it was really nice that you took became part of the party! 🙂
I really can’t thank you enough for your help and support in the run up to the wedding and answering my many, many emails. It all went perfectly. Hope that all was OK with your meals and drinks etc and that your journey was OK.

Good luck with the rest of the Wedding season, your brides and grooms are in for a massive treat. We will make sure we pop into Wayne’s Bar next time we are down in Nice!!

Thanks again & take care!

Love Rhiann & Rob xxx

Brightlights played at our wedding in Provence this Summer and I can only say that booking them was one of the best decisions we made at our wedding.

They were friendly, charming and wonderful to work with. Totally professional and adaptable to our requests and needs. They got the crowd going straight away and everyone commented afterwards that they were one of the best bands they had ever seen at any wedding in France or anywhere else!!!

I am so thankful for their fantastic music and will also be grateful that we were lucky enough to have them play at our wedding!

Rebecca and Tony

 

To anyone reading this who is contemplating booking these guys for a wedding, my advise to you is DO IT!
The Brightlights are utterly fabulous and had our whole party up and dancing to the early hours.
A lot if the people who attended our wedding were musicians and DJ’s who tend to have quite high standards which where all completely surpassed by the incredible set the the Brightlights put on.
Not only are these boys amazing musicians (how you did that Mumford cover so flawlessly i will never know) but they are also the most organised bunch of musicians i have ever met.
A meeting in Cannes sealed the deal when 2 of the 4, turned up on time, clip boards in hand and dressed like true Band professionals!
Every email was answered within a day and during the whole planning process the one thing i was least worried about was the band. The demo on this site really doesn’t do them justice.

We really can’t sing your praises enough boys and thank you so much for making our wedding day the best party we have ever been to!!

Best wishes and see you in Nice soon i hope.

Sophie and Tom Pepper (Wedding, Ginestas, 14th Sept 2013)

Sophie and Tom

 

Damien and all the Brightlights Guys,

We cannot thank you enough for everything you did in the run up to our wedding and on the day itself- You played so much more than the role of band. You were fantastic fun, an incredible support, willing to help with anything we needed and so professional.
You had our guests up dancing and singing all night and everyone is still talking about you!! A fab bunch of guys and we don’t hesitate to recommend you. Hope to see you soon down in Nice.
Julie and Jonny Wells

Stay in touch Damien

Julie and Jonny

 

The Brightlights played at our wedding on July 21st at the Eze Hermitage hotel. Right from the moment we contacted the band, their professional approach shone through. I was really impressed with how they did so much to accommodate our wishes. On the day the band set up before any guests arrived so as not to disrupt anything. The set the band played was amazing and they made the night so much fun! Everyone raved about how good they were and guests commented that they were the best wedding band they had heard. We were all enjoying the set so much that everyone was really disappointed when it ended. I would 100% recommend them for any wedding, they sound fantastic!! Thanks Brightlights!

Thank you so much again,

Vikki and John

 

Hi Damien.
I just wanted to thank you all your boys for your efforts at our wedding. I can’t tell you how impressed everyone was with you. You made my night! 🙂

If you ever need a personal verbal reference to potential clients then I am more than happy to talk or email them. I really mean that. You were all so brilliant.

You all were very accommodating of our needs. You were very relaxed and easygoing. It was a real pleasure to have you as our band.
I hope you managed to get some rest after your epic roadtrip all around the place.

All the best.

Lizzie and Tom

 

Hey Damien

Hope this finds you all well. Now we have come down from the party and all the wedding stuff we have had chance to reflect how brilliant it all was!

We both wanted to say how much we appreciated the way you guys handled the evening in all aspects, the friendliness and efficient way you dealt with the performance. It was a fantastic evening and you all played a vital part in that and we thank you very much for being exactly what we needed.

We wish you great success and if you ever need us to act as a reference for you it would be our pleasure.

Cheers lads!

Jon and Michelle

 

I would like to thank Brightlights for their exceptional performance at our wedding. The singer is phenomenal, what a range! From singing a Queen medley to modern hits, there wasn’t a note missing. Or a dry eye in the house for ‘With or without you’. Stunning, truly stunning. Anyone reading this who is in doubt as to whether to book this band, DON’T BE! They brought down the house. Good luck for the rest of the year and we’ll have to meet up in Nice when we’re back out there in 2013. Brilliant band, top lads.

Matthew and Emma

 

What a wonderful band. We searched for months to find the perfect band for our wedding and you were absolutely worth the wait. Have already recommended you to our friends getting married in Eze next year so expect an email! You were also the loveliest guys ever and we would love to have you play in our home town if you’re ever back home. A really very talented band.

Rachel

 

Hi guys,

Just wanted to say the biggest THANK YOU for all you did to make our wedding special. Even when the power cut out in the afternoon you went searching for acoustic guitars! Thankfully it came back on but you really went the extra mile and it was so appreciated. The set was amazing, I can’t believe you played for three hours… guess time really does fly when you’re having fun! Thanks also for the night at Waynes Bar dancing on the tables! Best week of our lives and you were very much a part of it. Our guests absolutely loved you. We must send you some pictures!

Claire and Thomas

 

Hi Damien,

We can’t thank you enough for playing at our wedding. We had an amazing time and in large part due to you guys playing an amazing set of songs and keeping the crowd going. I haven’t spoken to Matt and Amy about the next few days in Nice but hopefully you all caught up again and managed to have a few drinks together.

We will certainly try and drop by Nice and say hello in the near future. I know Andy mentioned you might try and play a few ski resorts for the winter. Please put us on your lists so we know where you are and can drop by and buy you all a few drinks and say g’day!! Please excuse my Aussie!!

Thanks again! Great / Amazing / Brilliant night!! If you ever need a reference please don’t hesitate to use us.

Keep well!

Brett 

 

Well boys, what can I say?! You were THE BEST WEDDING BAND EVER! Everyone hasn’t stopped talking about you! You brought the house down! We were watching some videos of it last night and the whole dance-floor were rocking out! You are all so talented and so nice! Thank you so so much for everything. We would love to have you over in our town of Buncrana some time! Think of this as your official invite, everyone here would love you too! Damien, thanks for all your correspondence and for the piano playing at the chapel, it was just perfect, thank you. We’ve quite a few photos of you all dancing away with us so if you have a facebook page let me know and we’ll tag away! Thanks again. All hail Brightlights!!

Cheryl and Ronan. xx  

 

Amazing amazing amazing! I cannot thank Brightlights enough for making our wedding so memorable. You stole the show guys (no one is talking about my dress… thanks for that!!). You were so professional all the way through, great at replying to emails and were so discreet on the day! We didn’t even see you until five minutes before you started so I have no idea how you got all that gear past us! Thank you a million times.

Louise 

 

Hi Guys

I just wanted to say thanks for Saturday.
You guys are amazing, very professional and a really nice bunch of lads, you made the party!!
I wish you all the best for the future your so talented I know It will be a great one!
Thanks again lots of love

Jade xxxx

 

I cannot recommend Brightlights highly enough. The band were superb from the first contact to the last note of the performance. Very professional, they made it so easy for us and we didn’t have one worry for our special day. The lads completely made the night and we’ll be talking about it for years to come. The piano performance throughout the meal was also stunning and really added a touch of class to the day.

Saleem

 

Brightlights were extremely accommodating and flexible with arrangements – not only with our requests for specific songs to start each set but also agreeing for a couple of guests to sing with them at the wedding. The band were even happy to learn a new song for them to sing! The dance floor was packed all night which is totally due to the atmosphere created by the band, their varied choice of songs, sound quality and enthusiasm. So many of our guests of all ages commented on how great they thought the band were, they really made the whole evening even more memorable.

Paul

 

Thank you so much for a wonderful evening at Dave and Christine’s Wedding on Friday. The dance floor was never empty and so many people asked how we found you. All the correspondance with you was excellent and completely quashed any fears we may have had when booking a band. Fantastic show.

Anna

 

“Just a quick note to say thank you to you and the band for playing at our wedding reception in Villefranche on 25th June. The performance was brilliant and we had so many people compliment you guys and ask who you are. I was amazed at the amount of people you had up on the dance floor and I didn’t want the night to end. You made the evening one to remember and I would love to have an excuse to book you again in the future!”

Rebecca and James

 

Now that we are back from honeymoon we wanted to email you to thank you for a stellar show on 23rd. A LOT of people commented on how good the band was and you really did contribute brilliantly to the very relaxed and joyful atmosphere on the night.
Thanks so much to the band for learning a few extra songs, ‘My Way’ which has been stuck in my head ever since and which went down excellently with the new father in law! I kind of wish we had recorded that performance! Sorry we didn’t get to thank you properly on the night but we had to attend to the amateur dramatics of making an exit on a punt. It really was a joy to have you at the wedding though and we are truly grateful.

Rosie and Robert

 

Brightlights played at our wedding this summer and we were so impressed that my husband hired them again for his work Xmas party in December! They were everything we were looking for – professional and reliable, but most of all very entertaining! The dance floor was full all night long and we received lots of positive feedback from our guests & the venue staff. Massive thank you to Brightlights for a great night, hope to see you again in Nice.

Marie

 

WoW!! We wanted a great band for our wedding and you turned out to be AMAZING! Perfect music to keep everyone dancing the night away. Highest praise to you guys and we wish you every success – we will certainly recommend you to everyone we meet as will our guests who have consistently fed back compliments.

Elaine and Martin

 

We booked Brightlights for our wedding on 18th September in a lovely Chateau outside of Nice. Just wanted to say that the band were fantastic and really helped to make the day special. The dance floor was busy from the first dance and was busy all evening – the sign of a good band. They were really nice guys and did some requests. They even let one of the guests get up and sing with them (though I wish they hadn’t cause he’s full of it now, its all you hear about!!). I would definitely recommend them for any wedding, party, function – superb.

Darren and Zoe

 

The band played at our wedding on 6 August. They were superb, really made the evening reception. They gave us a very special memory of our first dance for which they learnt the song we requested in a matter of days. Everyone was on the dancefloor, it was an amazing sight at the end of the evening. We have had so many of our guests of all ages comment on how good they were. We can highly recommend them.

Jo


 

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