Testimonials

The best party band I’ve ever seen. Top of my list of good time bands. Guaranteed to get the joint jumping! 
Stephen Foster
Senior Broadcast Journalist/Music Manager
BBC Radio Suffolk

What do you do when you want to make sure you’re party explodes into action? – call these mad men. Soul Kitchen played at my 40th. Birthday bash. They were brilliant, full of energy, Passion and sheer brilliance. I guarantee these guys will make even the oldest Grandmother get up and boogie. Thanks for making my night boys,  Here’s to my 50th.
Mark Baumann
Baumanns Brasserie
Coggeshall

The surprise 40th birthday party organised for me by my husband was one of the best night’s of my life – one of the principal reasons it was such an out and out success was the amazing energy and great music provided by Soul Kitchen. This band had all my friends and relatives from my 12 year old daughter to my parents who are nearly 70 dancing all night long. Everyone who came raved about what a great night it was and more than anything what a fabulous band Soul Kitchen are. They are undoubtedly the best party band around!
Chris Garrington
Director
Mosaic Publicity

Tollesbury Sailing Club Laying Up Supper

We have just held a highly successfully Laying Up Supper and this was partly due to the fantastic performance by the guys in Soul Kitchen. They kept the energy going all night, and performed numbers that appealed to all, from our teenage Cadets, to our more mature members – the dance floor was packed all night! They are definitely the ultimate party band, and put on a great show.
Carol – Social Secretary

Totally fantastic! I booked Soul Kitchen to play at my 40th Birthday party after being bowled over having seen them play at a Corporate event. These guys are not only fabulous musicians but incredible entertainers that put on a show to remember. The atmosphere was electric from the first note and I am still receiving brilliant feedback from my guests. My guests ranged from 1 to 80 years old and the band was a total hit with everyone. They were professional from start to finish – a complete pleasure to work with. Soul Kitchen really are ‘the ultimate party band’ and certainly made my party a very special memory that will stay with me for a long time. Thank you!
Thank you once again – you were brilliant Bridget

The Fennes, Braintree
Dear Andy . Meant to contact you last week to thank you for the most awesome evening . You and your band were absolutely fabulous and kept everyone up for the whole night .Can’t thank you enough and certainly love to call on you again if we run another .
All best and kind regards, Avril

Take a glorious summer day in the country, add 400 or more friends and family and place in your garden, mix in plenty to eat and drink and then call for the chefs from Soul Kitchen to turn a great party into a weekend that no one will forget. The sound was insanely good – these guys can really play and are seriously professional musicians – but the stage show and entertainment on and off the stage was a knockout and had the audience in total rapture. It was fabulous, funny, frenetic and fantastic – how many live bands can drive around your garden in a convertible at the peak of their set? Brilliant. If you want the best party, you need Soul Kitchen. Thank you so much from all at Scripstock 2010!
Sophie & James Bardrick

Musicians Union
Having been asked to recommend a band for the Musicians’ Union teaching conference entertainment evening dinner and dance I had only one band in mind. Having seen Soul Kitchen on numerous occasions I knew they could deliver what was needed for a discerning audience. Quality soul music delivered with panache with a liberal smattering of humour ensured the dance floor was full from the off. The following day delegates were heard to say ‘Wow, what a great band’. Soul Kitchen were subsequently booked to do the same at the Unions Biennial delegate conference. Need I say more!
Paul Burrows
Regional Organiser

Kitchen on fire!
Saturday 17th July 2010 – A Night to Remember in aid of the British Heart Foundation and Burwell First Responders. In an already highly-charged atmosphere, Soul Kitchen delivered the main course in some style. Newmarket Racecourse rocked to their sumptuous sounds, their tasty choreography wowed the dancing (and seated) audience alike and the portions were huge! We booked Soul Kitchen having only heard of them by word of mouth – there are now another 198 (well-fed) mouths telling everyone about this Michelin-quality group – book them now!!
Simon Gibson

Soul Kitchen played two long sets at our third Soul Night and everyone at Bures was thrilled with the band and the electric atmosphere they created inside our marquee. Our tent was packed with dancers oblivious to the heavy rain outside as the seven piece group gave their energetic and enthusiastic take on the classic Soul repertoire and some disco favourites.

We all agreed that their appearance provided us with one of the most enjoyable evenings in the history of a festival now thirteen years old. Not only are the seven players in Soul Kitchen consummate musicians – they are also superb entertainers, too. The comment by BBC Radio Suffolk’s Stephen Foster that the group are “the best party band I’ve ever seen” is one we’ll willingly endorse.

Friendly people, too. It was easy to negotiate the format of the evening with Andy (aka Bazzer The Jazzer) – after much head scratching we worked out how he got his stage name, although the origins of the stage moniker of his colleague Snoop Mary From The Dairy remain a puzzle! Most importantly, we liked their great reverence for all the timeless songs of the 60s/70s Soul era and their immaculate musicianship.
Donald Muir, Musical Manager of the Bures Music Festival, Suffolk

What can we say other than, Soul Kitchen are Brilliant!!!!!
We booked them to play at my Husbands 40th Birthday Party with a mix of people and age groups and they really got the Party started with everyone up dancing.They are not only a Band but an act too who can really entertain. I can highly recommend them to all age groups and all types of events.
Claire Marshall

ISG Jackson Dinner Dance
‘Must be the best party band around! As soon as you started playing it was instant atmosphere, everyone had a great time and were thoroughly entertained by your lively and talented performance. You are guaranteed to have a successful party with Soul Kitchen, we have already booked for next years Dinner Dance.’
Linda Pratt
Senior HR Advisor

What a night! The first and only choice of evening entertainment for our wedding was Soul Kitchen, as usual they didn’t disappoint. From the word go people were up dancing and singing along, tiny tots and oldies alike. They provided a lively and fun party atmosphere, amazing many of our guests. We had so many compliments on the choice of band, we’ll be surprised if you’re free at all this year! A real first-class performance and party, thanks so much!!
Jason & Hannah

Thank you so much for such fantastic music on Saturday night. You certainly were the ˜ultimate party band™ and I think we can safely say that all who came thoroughly enjoyed strutting their stuff on the dancefloor “ did some get knocked out in the rush to dance when you began?”
Laura Kerr
Suffolk Glitter Ball

To celebrate our joint 100th birthday, we needed something special to make the party really rock and what a choice we made in Soul Kitchen!
Two truly fantastic sessions from the band got everyone on the dance floor which was still shaking the following morning. What a great show – truly sensational.
Ewan and Julie Dodds

You know what it’s like, 100 guests from 17 to 70 and you need total entertainment to celebrate Dave’s retirement. So who ya gonna call? Soul Kitchen! total party ! total entertainment! By half time you have had four people asking how they can book this bunch of total nutters f for their own gig. Go on, give Andy a call, you wont do better! I couldn’t. This is as good as it gets……I promise.
David Eade Suffolk

Thank you so much for playing at Tollsfest July 2009! You had the whole field on their feet and everyone had a brilliant time – they are still raving about you now! We also raised almost £6,000 for Cancer Research UK on the day which is amazing. You provided a great all-round performance and we would love to have you back again next year!
Best wishes,
Nichola Cain, Tollsfest Director

The problem with writing Soul Kitchen a testimonial is that everyone who has them along to their event is completely bowled over and so every ‘fantastic’ ‘great’ ‘amazing’ has already been used to death!!

Anyway, how about, they add the pzzzazz to our Sparkle!? the perfect mix of visual interest, exciting musicianship, brilliant fun and ‘I can’t stop dancing till I drop feel!’ Works wonderfully for us!
Lynda, Chris, Sue and Kirsty, Sparkle Event Organisers

I just wanted to thank you for making our dinner dance on the 20th November a fantastic evening. I’ve had so much feedback about how good the band were and what a great night everyone had – but I suppose you must get that wherever you go! Anyway, please pass on our thanks to the rest of the band too – hopefully you will all be willing to come back next year.
Katie Lugsden
East Anglian Dressage Group

We just wanted to say a HUGE thank-you to you and the band for playing at our wedding in August. We had a really brilliant day and when planning it we knew what a big difference a good band can make to it….. we couldn’t have chosen better! You put us at ease from the beginning and all our friends and relatives have said what a fantastic time they had, Soul Kitchen played a major part and you truly entertained everyone.

We look forward to dancing to you again sometime soon! Thanks again, Tom & Layla Drewell

‘We would like to say a massive thank you to the Soul Kitchen for setting the dance floor on fire at our wedding reception. The band are outstanding performers and put on a fabulous show. The incredible music talent and big personalities create a perfect party atmosphere.’
Karen and Tim Farrar
Hintlesham Hall, Suffolk

Getting married is, at the time, almost certainly the biggest day of most peoples lives so you want everything to go well, so that you and everyone can enjoy it for what it is….. probably the best party you’ll ever go to! Soul Kitchen provided the music at our wedding and to say they were absolutely fantastic, does not really do them justice. From the moment they started playing to the minute they eventually finished the dance floor was packed. What they play appeals to everyone, and can be danced to by everyone. They clearly know their business and are very passionate about it. Exceptionally professional, clearly very talented and great fun – our guests are still raving about them a month on from the wedding!
Probably the best wedding band in the world…….’
The Houlihans

Soul Kitchen WOW! Forget you’re boring disco, if you want an awesome party, hire these guys. They are interactive, spontaneous, LOUD and fantastic fun. Thanks for making our wedding day really special, lets hope like the rolling stones your still going for our 25th anniversary!!
Simon and Claire Link – Wedding, Guildford

Many thanks to you all for coming to my 50th Party! All eyes on you as you entered the room playing Hawaii 5 O theme music – what an entrance – and you certainly had our guests entranced with your music and antics – so much so that some people just wanted to watch and listen. We have had so many calls and comments on what a great band you are, and where did we find you? Energy, vitality and humour all encompassed with music and fun, fun, fun!
Great entertainment and very good musicians.
Perfect for a party! Thank you all Virginia & Clive