Melobo have played at our school barn dance for several years now and we can’t recommend them highly enough. We’re a city school with children and parents from all over the world, and this event is such a lovely way to get everyone together, all having a great time! The ‘steps caller’ is fantastic; she’s full of enthusiasm and clearly explains all the moves. The kids just love the inevitable chaos that goes hand in hand with ceilidhing, the adults enjoy it as much as the kids, and everyone gets to experience top-notch live music. All in all, the Melobo experience is truly a treat, and we just love having this evening every year as part of our school social calendar.
PTA of a Primary School, Oxford
Dear Melobo. A very big ‘Thank You’ for attending and taking part in our 10th Anniversary Celebration. It was lovely to have you at our evening celebration! We received some wonderful feedback from guests about the music, it was lovely to see many people up and dancing. We wish you success with future events. With love and best wishes.
Caroline and Chloe, Farmer Gows, Longcot
You guys were all great! We were extremely happy with Melobo, their performance was excellent, they encouraged everyone to participate and certainly put on a great show. Thank you!
Alex and Becky, Wedding, Oxleaze Barn
Melobo were just the ticket for my birthday celebration. A ceilidh was the perfect answer for all guests ranging from 2 to 76 years old and everyone got involved! The very patient and adaptable caller Pete and the talented band were flexible to requests and requirements. My feet are still throbbing, my children are still dancing and memories are now forever lasting. A great way to celebrate. Super liaison with Howard ensured smooth planning before and during the event. Massive thanks to all.
Rachael, 30 something Birthday Party
Jan and I would like to share with you our total satisfaction and delight with the entertainment you provided for us in October for our wedding. Everyone got involved, thanks in no small part to your enthusiasm and musical prowess, and without exception we were told how much our guests enjoyed their evening. Jan and I had such a laugh ourselves and our photos prove it! So well done, and thank you.
Tim and Jan, Wedding, Oxleaze Barn
Thank you so much for playing at our wedding in July. It was absolutely fantastic – it couldn’t have been more perfect! It was an amazing way to get everyone to dance and mingle together. We will be recommending you to everyone we know! And feel free to put us as a reference if anyone ever asks. We have so many nice things to say about you guys!
Ellie and Pete, Wedding, Harpsden Village Hall
We hired Melobo for our wedding after a recommendation from friends and also hearing them play at a local gig. We were not disappointed! Howard was really understanding and flexible with the organisation and went out of his way to fit in with our tight timescales. On the day the band were brilliant, the caller was enthusiastic and helped us to get even the reluctant ones up on their feet and whirling around! We had all the traditional dances and a few I’ve never come across, at times it was carnage Ceilidh but always great fun! We were running really late by the time the band started but they were fab and played on longer for us. Thanks Melobo for making our wedding so much fun. We have fantastic memories to keep forever. Thanks Howard, we will definitely be recommending you! All the best.
Kathryn and Colin, Wedding, Lains Barn, Wantage
My wife and I asked Melobo to play at our wedding based on a friend’s recommendation and we were not disappointed! Howard was very friendly and quick to reply to emails, a real bonus when you have lots of other things to organize for an event. They were very flexible about timing and fitted in with our planned schedule for the day and didn’t have a problem when we failed to stick to the planned schedule and ran quite late! The music was excellent and bringing their own sound engineer made setup and mixing very smooth. Melobo even provided impromptu backing when my Best Man decided to sing a song at the end of his speech. The caller was fun and friendly, getting down on the dance floor to lead some of the dances which the guests clearly enjoyed. All in a cracking experience, I would definitely hire Melobo again.
Gareth and Sarah, Wedding, Cricklade
Just to say a really big thank you to you and the rest of the band for such a great ceilidh at our wedding. You were all so good and although we didn’t get to do many dances I know that everyone who did loved it! Thank you again – I’d certainly recommend Melobo to anyone!
Kathryn and Ben, Wedding, Faringdon
A big thank you for playing at our daughter’s wedding in Faringdon. Everyone enjoyed your wonderful music and careful guidance. You had a very international audience (American, Bosnian, Romanian, Bulgarian and German). The sound you made and the enjoyment you have in what you do, shines through!
Derek and Ann (wedding above)
We would just like to say a HUGE thank you to Melobo for such fantastic entertainment last Saturday night. Although it was quite hot and exhausting, everyone has commented how much they enjoyed the barn dance, and it was the perfect way to round off a truly amazing day. Please convey our thanks to everyone involved and I hope we get the opportunity to be Melobo’ed again at some point in the future. Thank you – you were brilliant !!!
Dave and Steve, Civil Partnership, Aldermaston
You played a blinder! The reaction from the dancers shows how danceable your music is. You’ve got a really good selection of tunes, with interesting arrangements. We had very favourable feedback from the audience, with many hearing you for the first time saying how impressed they were. It is also noticeable that there were a lot of people on the dance floor, even right at the end of the evening. All in all, the atmosphere at the ceilidh was really quite special. I do hope to see you performing at other ceilidh series and festivals in the future, because I think you deserve it.
Jane, Oxfolk, Oxford
Melvin and I wanted to thank you and your wonderful band for playing at our wedding. Everyone had a brilliant time and I’m really glad we chose you.
Rebecca and Melvin, Wedding, Witney Lakes
Last year was a great success so we’re looking forward to this summer’s dance.
Sarah, School Ceilidh, Oxford