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Reviews and comments about Sydney bands performances from venue managers, brides, corporate event managers, parties and outdoor functions where Viva the duo or Viva the band have performed at in Sydney, Newcastle, The Hunter Valley and NSW Southern regions

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The Viva bands have a history of engagements by organizations such as Coca Cola, Lexus, Mercedes, Jaguar, Porsche, The Good Weekend Opera in the Vineyards, most wine companies, Australian National Maritime Museum events, Local Council's, Jazz festivals, as a feature act at Major Leagues clubs, parties, seniors events and many more

Viva the duo performance for Telstra event

Hi Peter Thank you for providing the music at the event last Friday. Everyone enjoyed the lovely music. Crystal Martin Delivery Analyst – CBA Account Customer Management Office Telstra Enterprise

Viva the duo

Thanks Peter, Great performance yesterday, looking forward to another successful year in 2017! Regards Austin Kirby, Recreational Activity Officer Mark Moran Vaucluse

Viva the duo at Woollahra Council event

Hi Peter, Thanks for a wonderful job as always yesterday,much appreciated, Angie Morris Woollahra Municipal Council

Viva the duo at corporate function at The Tank Stream Bar in Sydney CBD

Thanks for yesterday Peter, people really enjoyed your music! Chrystelle Martin PA/Conference and Event organiser SCOR Global Life Australia Pty Limited

Viva the duo at a wedding at Newcastle

The father of the groom wanted me to pass on his many thanks to you both. Dr Angelo Fraietta A.Eng, A.Mus.A, BA(Hons), Ph.D.

Viva the duo at Oatlands House for Corporate function

Hi Peter Nice feedback – well done: (remark from booking agent to bandleader)

The duo were great. I was looking over event feedback this morning and we received many positive remarks in relation to the band" (remark from client to booking agent)

Viva the duo at Ride To Work event at Bradfield park for North Sydney Council

Thank you so much for yesterday, having the live music really adds something to the site. Jason Fairbairn, North Sydney Council

Viva the duo at Peats Bite restaurant

Hi Peter, we didn't get to talk a lot yesterday but I wanted to thank you so much for the great entertainment....your music was perfect for the occasion and venue. Much appreciated. Jim Thiessen

Viva the duo at Corporate function at the Sydney Observatory

Hi Peter, the music was sensational and received fantastic feedback from guests. Thank you so much and we hope to use the duo again! Many thanks. Marisa McLean, Director, Human Resources Asia Pacific CHEP

Viva the duo with Corinne Andrew at a function in Orange NSW

Thank you so, so much for your wonderful contribution to my party on Saturday night. Everyone had a great time, and loved the music.  Honestly, you were all perfect and exactly what I had envisaged, Janelle Ford (controller Rio Tinto Alcan)

Viva the duo performance at Port Macquarie Panthers Club via agency Sydneybands.com.au

Hi Felix, They (viva the duo) were pretty good i thought . great to deal with and work well for the day (Melbourne Cup function)

Viva the duo performance Christmas Corporate Event at Balmoral Pavilion

(from Felix at sydneybands.com.au) Hi Peter Brilliant feedback - well done (To Felix from Rachael organizer) Finally spoke to heather this afternoon about the party. She was so very pleased and everyone gave her great feedback on what a wonderful night it was, in particular, the entertainment. They absolutely loved it

Porsche annual concours with Viva the band (quartet) returning for their 5th year at the event

"At our general meeting our members voted Viva as their most popular band to perform at the Porsche Concours, you are also my favorite band" . Wayne Collins, president of the Porsche club, previously the General Manager of Manly Council

Viva Duo performance at Sydney Opera House for A.T.S Pacific 30th Anniversary function

Thank you! everybody loved your music, Paulette Crowder, Director Encore events

Viva the duo performance for private party

hi Felix (agent) the band were fantastic, very happy with them. Thanks for organizing! - Oliver Lawrance

Viva the duo performance for Woollahra Council Book Fair 17th and 18th May

Hi Peter, I am glad you enjoyed the Book Fair. As always we loved having you as part of our Event. We received SO many comments about how great you guys are, including our Library Manager, Angie Morris, Woollahra Council

Viva the duo performance for private party

It's a couple of weeks since the duo played at our party in Balmain East. I wanted to say how pleased we were with how things went. Your musical contribution was spot on. We have had lots of comments from guests who said how your music enlivened the night. So our thanks to you both e: Will Atkins

Viva the Duo with Corinne Andrew at the Art Gallery of NSW

Hi Peter, Corinne and Marie, Just wanted to add my thanks to Emma's for the wonderful performance last week. Thought you'd also like to know that we played the CD Peter gave us at our French themed Art & About launch on Friday night and it went down an absolute treat. e: Dr Andrew Yip

Viva Duo performance at Bexley Spring Fair

Hi Peter, Many thanks to you and Marie for being at our Fair (over many years now). Your music and presentation are fantastic. Kind regards, Cliff Willard Secretary Bexley Chamber of Commerce Inc

Viva Duo performance at Wedding in Newcastle

Hi Peter and Marie, Nathan and I just wanted to thank you so much for the wonderful music you played at our wedding last Friday! It was absolutely perfect, exactly what we wanted and it completely captured the feel that we had hoped for during both the ceremony and reception. Our guests keep saying just how wonderful you were, email by Kerry Brenner (bride)

Duo performance at Italian Village, Circular Quay, The Rocks

Thank you! Ton said you were fantastic! Thanks again and we will definitely recommend you for future events. Amy Stagnitta Business Development Manager, Restaurants, The Dockside Group

Viva duo performance for Harbour Cruise on the Sydney Princess

Dear Peter and Marie, Thank you for your lovely and most enjoyable music, I will certainly be offering our guests your band as a option, Sonia Mc Phee, Sydney Princess Cruises

Viva the band Italian night at Glenaeon Village

Hi Peter It was a FANTASTIC night. The feedback has been incredible. We will definitely be using you guys in the future. The music made the night.. Charmaine Tale, Assistant Manager, Lend Lease Primelife, Glenaeon Village, Forestway Belrose NSW 2085

Viva the duo at Campbelltown Catholic Club

Hi Peter and Marie I am Linda Streeter. You sat with me and my english friend during the Melbourne cup this year. I bought your CD and I am writing to tell you how much I love it. It's playing now :) when I'm home I play it all day. I've sent a pic we took on the day. Thanks again for the pleasure you bring

Viva Duo performance at Manly Art Gallery for Manly Council

Thank you so much for your fine entertainment last Thursday evening at the Precinct Christmas Party, the feed back has been fantastic, Sally Cornelius, Precinct Coordinator, Manly Council

Viva Duo performance for function at the Amora Jamison Hotel

Thank you very much for your availability, prompt attendance, professionalism and entertainment last night. I am pleased to have found your details and will keep them in mind for future events, Jason Amies AAA group

Duo performance for Wedding at the Hunter Valley

Dear Peter and Marie, We wanted to send you a quick mail to thank you for helping make our wedding day so special! You were both incredibly professional and knew exactly what to do, which was so important and valuable because it meant we had one less thing to worry about on the day. We and our guests thoroughly enjoyed the colour, uniqueness and of course wonderful music that you brought to the occasion, email from Linda Leung

Viva Duo performance at Tatlers, Kings Cross

Thanks a lot for your performance at Tatlers last Friday, it looks like you created the best French atmosphere in the heart of Kings cross. thanks for entertaining our guests, comment by Marie Bouffiere

Viva Duo performance for 80th birthday party in an Italian Restaurant

Musicians at an Italian RestaurantThank you note

Doctors Christmas party

Dear Marie and Peter,Thank you so much for the outstanding set the other night. Everyone had such a wonderful time and it was simply MAGIC to have the both of you play! Thanks again! Regards, Adrian

80th birthday party

Dear Marie and Peter. Please forgive my tardiness hence this belated note of thanks to you, for helping to make my 80th birthday party such a memorable event. Your music was admired by the younger guests, and blessed by us older folk who were lucky enough to be raised in the era of melodic music. Since then we have received plaudits from many neighbours who basked in the drifting sound. You were absolutely wonderful, Thank you so very much, Sincerely,Ted Whitmore

Woollahra Council event

Dear Viva the Duo, I would like to offer my thanks for your wonderful music at the Woollahra Library & Information Service Book Fair.The lovely jazz tunes really added to the atmosphere of the Book Fair. email from Corinna Pierce

Secret foodies event

Thanks Peter, You guys were great!. email from Alex Adams manager

Melbi Langton events officer at Warringah Council

Thank you for your services and entertainment for Warringah Council Australia Day Breakfast. There have been some amazing reviews and feedback from the day

 entertainment at Australian National Maritime Museum Darling Harbour

Testimonials by Amanda King, marketing co-ordinator Australian National Maritime Museum

Thank YOU for your wonderful performance!! The photo is fantastic, I've already sent it out to the whole museum so they can see what a great crowd it was.

entertainment for the welcome wall ceremony at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour

I was lucky enough to hear the fantastic performance by your musicians at our recent French Bateaux Jouets exhibition opening at the Australian National Maritime Museum and I am hoping to engage your services again. We are currently organising our 19th Welcome Wall unveiling ceremony and would like to organise your entertainment for the event.

Testimonial, Willoughby Council Mayor's Christmas party

thanks Peter, I hear you were a hit! (Denise Catt events coordinater Willoughby Council)

Bands at Newcastle Jazz Festival

THEY LOVED YOU!!!! I will be putting your name forward for next year's festival, thanks again to you all in Viva the band. (Joanne Taylor email. Viva the band performances at Newcastle Jazz Festival

Testimonial, Concerts at Montefiore Randwick - Viva the duo

Hi Peter, many thanks, They all love you guys, keep up the great work, need to book you up for next year too! Regards - Nicki

Testimonial, wedding at Warriewood

testimonial about a Duo performing music at a wedding on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, New South Wales

Testimonial about Viva the duo who performed music for a wedding ceremony on Warriewood headland on the Northern Beaches NSW. After the ceremony the duo performed music at the wedding reception at Warriewood surf club

wedding photo

Rio Night themed function for staff, guests and residents at Montefiore Woollahra

Thanks Peter. I heard it was a great night, once again. You guys really know how to get the party going! Regards, Nicki Tofler events manager

Rio Night themed function for staff, guests and residents at Montefiore Hunters Hill

Many thanks Peter, It was a really a great night and we had lots of compliments, great music, food, atmosphere etc. what more could we wish for! Nicki Tofler events manager

wedding at Pasadena waterfront wedding reception

musicians performing at a wedding ceremony at the Pasadena restaurant Church point New South Wales

Thanks again, everybody is raving about the music, Clara and Nicola (wedding at Pasadena)

Clare Drysdale, Allen and Unwin Pty Ltd publishers, Christmas party

music entertainment for a corporation Christmas party

...thank you -- you sounded terrific, and really added a great atmosphere to the party! I hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we enjoyed your music.

entertainment at office parties

Colleen Walker, Re: Australian Springtime Flora Festival, Gosford

Thank you Peter, it was a pleasure to have you, many people commented on your performance, you were very good.

Nicki Tofler re: Montefiore (Randwick)

Thanks, you did such a great job the other night, we want to try to do the same at Hunters Hill

Veronica and Dan Roelink (Sony records) wedding at Kincumber

musicians at a wedding at Gosford New South Wales

Carol Pearson

musicians playing for a wedding at Aqua restaurant beside Sydney Harbour

Just a thank you to Viva the Band, who played at the wedding on Saturday. LOVED them!  It was my nephew's wedding at Aqua Dining, and they were absolutely terrific! Added such atmosphere to the day.   Nice to see people spontaneously dance (outside a dance venue that is!) but they wouldn't have without such engaging music.

I'll certainly recommend them

Pauline Wright, director of Colettes Feast, presented by Gosford regional Art Gallery

"Thank you so much for doing "Colette's feast" the effort you put in to create EXACTLY the right feel, is very much appreciated"

Nicolle Fenech, Information Dissemination, store promotion in February

Toby and Danni said they had a full shop for most of the time, that was no doubt thanks to you. Thank you for coming along on the day and making such a huge impact!

Write up by Jean Hay in the Northern Beaches Weekender, Viva the duo at Favorite Things store promotion

"With Valentines day in hand, Danni invited French Duo Viva to play for us, meaning the spirit of L'amour filled the air."

Jason Anderson re: wine tasting function at the Australian Museum for the Toyota and Lexus CEO and guests in November

Sydney musicians performing for a corporate function at The Australian Museum

I am writing on behalf Anderson Knight and Oddfellows to thank you very much for your wonderful performance at Odd Occasion. Your French theme really closed the night off beautifully and helped make the dinner a huge success.

entertainment at thew museum

Bryan White, Managing Director, A.S.K. Marketing Service Pty Ltd re: Golden Chain motel group function in October at the Manly Pacific Hotel Sydney

This was the best music we have experienced in our 21 years of National conferences. congratulations to the band

Quartet at wedding at St Philips Turramurra in October

Thank you all for a wonderful performance, Mike and I can't really remember much about our wedding on 7 Oct. (we were on such a high) but we have had so much feedback about the fabulous music (particularly the band). Kind regards and best wishes.  Meg and Mike

Scott Machar Manly Council

I just wanted to say thanks again for coming along on Saturday. The band was fantastic, and were again, perfect for the occasion

Ruth Inglis celebrant at Oatlands house Dundas

Just a quick note to let you know how thrilled everyone was with your performance on Saturday. We had lots of comments! thank you so much.

Following that email we received a letter in the post .. "Thank you so much for the lovely music provided by yourself and Marie at my husband Arthur's 70th Birthday at Oatlands House. It was a very special night for our family and friends. all of whom said how much they enjoyed your friendly manner, showmanship, and most especially, your music. It was a perfect night, and I thank you for your contribution to it's success."

Ariane Wicks Event manager Kirribilli Markets

Dear Peter and Marie, thank you very much for the great music !

Heidi Gray, City of Canada Bay Council

Thank you for performing. You were a big hit on the day. It was our biggest Ferragosto yet!

Catherine Williams, functions manager, Manly Golf Club

Thank you Peter and Marie for providing such fabulous entertainment last night for the Bastille day function. All feedback has been extremely positive and members are requesting you back again for next year!

Nicki Tofler. Montifiore Hunters hill

Many thanks Peter. Great concert, by the way, everyone just loved you guys! Regards Nicki

Digby Wren, CEO French Rendez-vous

Pic-Nic Au Parc was a great success today, many of our French guests made complimentary remarks about your (duo) music performances for me to pass on to you, thank you for a great job.

Craig Gilliver, Community Events Coordinator, Sydney Olympic Park Authority

Your band (quartet) exhibited such a delightful diversity of music for visitors at the Boulevard market I was very pleasantly surprised, you were perfect for this event.

Kristie Franks, events assistant, Manly Council

You band (quartet) was a delight at the Manly Food and Wine festival we heard so many good reports about you, you created such a good atmosphere for the event, we have placed you on our short list for entertainment at our future events

Kate Singer, International All Stars Events

Canterbury Council staff were very impressed with your (quartet) excellent performances at the Campsie Food Festival also they are of the opinion the publicity you generated helped with the sell out of the food stalls and the best attendance at the festival ever

Dee Why RSL

I heard good reviews about your performance (Viva the duo at Dee Why RSL Cafe) are you available to perform at the Cafe on the following dates. ?..

Published by Kiama Jazz Club in their newsletter

Viva the Band (quartet) were a highlight at the Kiama Jazz and Blues Festival they had us all dancing in the streets

Frank and Bethwyn Neijts

Thank you again for the great performance last Saturday (duo). We all enjoyed it very much and you certainly made a good night a great night.

Lisa, events coordinator, Monterfiore Village Hunters Hill

"According to our guests, your concert (duo) was without a doubt, the best entertainment this establishment has ever witnessed"

published in the Newcastle and Hunter Jazz Club Jazz Festival, October supplement

Viva provide a mix of Gypsy, Latin, French, swing, old time, you name it, makes Viva the ideal band for a good night out! It aint all jazz, it's great for dancing

published in the Newcastle and Hunter Jazz Club Jazz Festival Newsletter

VIVA the band did it again! despite regular appearances at the festival this group fills the hall every time, just as they do at the jazz club special events...and yes, VIVA is the band

Trish Campbell, Turramurra

Our guests congratulated me for such a stunning idea to have a duo of accordion and guitar performing at the front entrance of the Church as the bride and Groom emerged. Your opening French tunes were very romantic and everybody congratulated me about such an impressive adjunct to the ceremony, having such a lovely duo creating such a beautiful ambiance. The bride and groom are eternally grateful for your part in making their marriage ceremony so special

Elizabeth Farah, Accor Hotels

Fab reviews on your trio's performance at the Summit Restaurant

Newcastle Jazz Club

Viva the band (Sextet) was noted as The Stars of the Newcastle Jazz Festival 2004

Paula McGowan, d'Albora Marina

Lots of great comments about your Trio's performances

Kate Singer, All StarsEvents

Our clients remarked about your Trio's great performance at the Moulin Rouge party at the Tumbalong ballroom

Ann Frederick, Historic Houses Trust

We are pleased to offer our visitors such a diverse range and high standard of music, thank you for contributing significantly to the atmosphere of the event

Jo Hearne, business and events manager, Tourism Thredbo

I received many rave reviews about the band, and will be recommending that you be invited next year

published in JDCA Newsletter

Just a word ofcongratulations and thanks to everybody for your part in a very successful display and concourse day, a highlight for me was the band

published by the Newcastle Jazz Club

Due to many requests from Jazz Club members, we are pleased to have this popular group back

published by Kevin and Sandra Blakeley, JDCA newsletter

The presentation dinner went smoothly ..throughout we were entertained by Viva the band. The same as last year and those who entertained us at the September show day (at two weeks notice) ... The response to Viva was enormous

Jessica Brown, Miss world Butterfly Ball at Four Seasons By Sheraton

Your performance was just amazing and I have to say you have been a pleasure to work with.

Noni Plewes, Credo restaurant, Thredbo

"The staff and I loved, loved, loved you guys ...we want you BACK at Thredbo and particularly Credo next year"

Kristie Hepburn, events coordinator, Manly Food and wine Festival

Thank you so much for playing at the festival. It was lovely to meet you, your band definitely helped in making a good atmosphere

Judy Nicolson, Volunteer development officer, Baulkham Hills Community Care

Thank you for a fabulous performance on Wednesday night, it was terrific. I had a number of comments from people wanting to know who you were and interested in having you perform for their group

Sydney Band contact details

If you would like to discuss your requirements for a band, please phone me at (02) 9970 6006 Please note: I am the guitar player in the band, so if we are not at home, please leave a message on our answer machine or email: rappolt@optushome.com.au

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