The Unusual Suspects

The Ultimate Party Band

All references, recommendations and letters of thanks featured on this page, and within the website, are taken from genuine customer letters.

Thank you all so much for such a wonderful New Years Eve - just fabulous I have had soooo soo many people saying that is was the best NYE the club have ever done - Hi praise indeed !! I had great fun. Do you have anywhere that we can post a comment?
Please pass this on to the band
Jo xx

RMYC New Year Party 1st  Jan 2017


Thank you so much for another fantastic night, every guest commented on what a great time they had! 
Best wishes
Emma Walsh

30th Birthday Party - White Waltham 


Well the dust has settled after our big day. Lisa and I just wanted to say we had a fantastic day and were absolutely thrilled with the entertainment you and your guys provided. It really did make the day I’ve had so many of our guests tell me how much they enjoyed your music and gig, and it was exactly what we wanted to have the dance floor filled form start to finish. 

We both would not hesitate to recommend you.

Martyn Lewis
June 2016


A huge thank you to you and the rest of the Unusual Suspects for making last Friday’s Dinner Dance a great success,  you created an amazing atmosphere and got the whole room rocking.  I hope you all enjoyed playing as much as we enjoyed dancing


Thanks again…until the next time!!


Best regards


InstMC Dinner Dance

May 2016


Thanks also for a fabulous  performance on New Years Eve - you really added so much to the whole night , the atmosphere in the club was great.

Kind Regards


RMYC, Sandbanks

New Year 2016


You were fantastic and I know that all who attended had a great evening. Please pass on my thanks to the rest of the band.


Lasantha Wijesinghe

Vascular Society Ball
November 2015


I just wanted to get in touch after yet another AMAZING whiteparish May
ball.  Thank you so so much for a brilliant night - we LOVED you guys as
always!  Feedback has been amazing!

Whiteparish May Ball 2015


We just wanted to drop you a short note to say thank you again for contributing towards such a fantastic evening.
The feedback from everyone was so positive. Having you saxophonist moving around the dance floor was extremely well received.
You managed the first dance song  perfectly, and genuinely made our night.
All the very best
David and Susan
Wedding at Ascot
May 2014

As you will probably have gathered............the feedbck from your performance at the Whiteparish charity May ball has been universally phenomenal!

The evening was a massive success and the The Unusual Suspects were a key part of that success.

Treasurer - Whiteparish Charity May Ball Committee
May 2014


Annie and I would like to thank you and the guys for a great night on Friday, you were exceptional, everybody has said that you guys made the night great.  

Thanks again for a top night.

Alan & Annie
Feb 2014
Wedding at Brockenhurst


Whilst looking for a band for my wife’s birthday party, I was fortunate enough to receive a recommendation for The Unusual Suspects and got in touch with them right away. Whilst being a pleasure to deal with, they were absolutely awesome on the night and made a huge contribution to the party’s overall success. They played a fantastic set with a broad range of music and totally tapped into the mood of the party, so much so that they were almost not allowed to leave!! If you want your party to go with a swing then I would have no hesitation in recommending them!!  Kind Regards


Simon Gerrard

Associate Director

NES Global Talent

May 2013


Many thanks for a fabulous evenings entertainment. We thoroughly enjoyed your set and your flexibility and are grateful for the opportunity you gave for our friends to join in. 

Cant wait to be 50 now and have another party!  Thanks 


Phil and Alison

Apr 2013


it's taken me so long to email you our appreciation of what a brilliant, talented and totally wonderful group of artists you are. We had such a great night celebrating our Anniversary and Birthdays, the cherry on the cake being 'The Band'. Form the moment you arrived you were fabulous, setting up, playing back ground music, helping me with the PA and playing the most brilliant sets. The Dance floor had the best atmosphere, and nobody wanted you to stop. Thank you so so much for providing the best entertainment for our guest and ourselves, we all loved you. 

Hope you all enjoyed playing/singing as much as we enjoyed you doing so, 


Best wishes, and hope you'll be available for the next Inwood do, when ever that might be! 


Sophie & Nick Fuller

Jan 2013


To James & Band - You and your band were fantastic totally bought [sic] the evening together.  Everyone has said how great you all were.  We raised close to £15,000.  Thank you so much.  Ruth xx

Ruth Willrich, PLANET charity organiser, Sept 2012


Can I just say again what an amazing night last night was! Thank you and the guys soooo much for putting on a spectacular show :)

Emma and Matt Walsh, wedding clients from Anglesey, North Wales  August 2012

Hi James and all the members of the band

Sorry not to have written before (email problems!), but I just wanted to say a very, very big thank you from myself, the Commodore and everyone who attended the Diamond Jubilee Ball on Saturday 16th June 2012 at the Royal Motor Yacht Club.  Everybody said that it was an absolutely superb evening and they all loved the music you played and the way you entertained us brilliantly - I know it was good as we still had a full dance floor at the end of the night!  You certainly impressed.

I hope that we will be able to book you again for a future event and I shall be passing on your details to anyone who asks.  Many many thanks again for helping to make the evening such a tremendous success.

Wishing all the best for the rest of 2012.
Kind regards
Ysanne Williams
Chairman of the Social Committee RMYC


Just wanted to say a very big thank you to you all for the brilliant playing last Saturday - what a momentous occassion!  You all made the evening by the excellent playing and music bringing everyone young and old together in celebrating Hannah's and Williams special day.  We hope  that you had as much fun as we did!  John was  delighted on the Sunday when he was approached by many to say how much they enjoyed the wedding and especially the party! 

I hope your microphone survied Fenella's and Hannah's attempts in singing "Mustang Sally".  We have just watched the video footage and I am a little embarassed (I am not sure that they are both ready for Britan has Talent yet!). 

Thank you for the most excellent evening. 

Kind regards 

Liz and John,  June 2012


Hi Guys

Well what can I say - what a fantastic night. A very big thank you to you and all the guys for making our centenary ball such a special and memorable event.  Everyone had a great time and the emails, text and facebook comments have been flooding in and are still coming in. They want to make it a regular event!!!!  A huge thank you for playing straight through without a break, it really finished off the evening with a bang - they didn't want it to end so you have to play until 4.00 am next time!!!!

I can't tell how long I have been in Event Management (too long) but this is one of my best nights especially as it was full of such special people that I have known and loved for a long time. Thank you and I hope to use you all again soon.   Love Charlie  July 2011


Just a quick email to thank you guys for Friday night.  I have had SO many comments about how good you guys were and you really made the event a success.

I’m delighted to say that we raised over £4000 and I will giving the Dorset Breast Screening Unit their cheque this week in order for them to buy a new biopsy chair. Thanks again – you were great! See you at Ali Ham’s 50th at Jazzy’s this winter if not before.  

Lucie x  Nov 2010


It's taken me way too long to get around to sending you all my HUGE thanks for making that the best party possible! I guess email is best because you can pass it on to the others. Please tell them all that I can't thank you all enough for making that the most memorable party not just for me but for most of the guests too, according to them. If I had a fiver for everyone who has said how fantastic the Suspects were we could do it all again next week! The way you had us all up there from the very first chord was brilliant; nobody sat down, there wasn't a bum track in the set - it was amazing! Lots of sore feet the next day, but lots of fabulous memories as well; I was truly on a complete high the whole evening, largely thanks to the Unusual Suspects

Gorgeous SKY TV Presenter


Just to say a big thank you to you all for a great night here at the Holiday Inn Salisbury- Stonehenge.  The guests and staff had a  fabulous time and everyone left smiling which is just what we want.  We would certainly have no hesitation in recommending you.  I hope your bookings are flooding in and you are kept very busy.  Well done!  It was also nice to meet you all and discover the very individual  characters- very interesting!


Personal Assistant/Events Co-Ordinator, September 2009 


They were fun, entertaining and a great band. They really did get the audience going and ready for the main event. We all agreed that we would come and see them on their own and not just to look at the Sax player!!

Claire Duffin, Live Performance at Mr Kyps supporting Re Take That, May 2009


"We are delighted that The Unusual Suspects supported the Willow Foundation. The band are incredibly talented and versatile – and it was a fantastic evening of entertainment. Our greatest thanks go to the band for their support."

Arsenal Football Legend Bob Wilson, April 2009


Could you please pass on our thanks to everyone once again for all the effort that went into last night's event. We very much appreciated your choosing Willow as the charity to support for the evening and I can assure you that Bob and I really enjoyed ourselves. The two bands were a complete surprise to us as both Greymatter and Unusual Suspects are highly accomplished and complemented each other's performance.

Thank you again for your warm welcome and entertainment.

With very best wishes

Megs & Bob Wilson, Founder President, Willow Foundation, April 2009


Without doubt the best band we've ever had here.  Thanks for a great night.

Tony, Chandlers Ford, April 09


A huge thank you to you and the team for a fantastic performance on Saturday night.  People are still buzzing from the evening and The Unusual Suspects played an absolutely key part in what was a hugely successful evening.  We are really grateful to you all for putting so much into the evening - 2.5 hours without a break was an amazing achievement.  The only criticism we have had so far is that the band didn't stay on long enough!  Neil probably thought he had been on far too long - or at least his voice did. 

Thank you again so much for your amazing efforts - we were very fortunate to have you perform at our Ball.

Richard, Chafyn Grove, May 2007


What can we say to thank you enough for playing at the Dance on Friday.  You were absolutely fantastic and everybody had an amazing time.  Without your help and support the evening would not have been the success it was.

Anne, Jen & Clare, Figheldean Apr 07


What a fantastic night!  Everyone and I mean everyone had a great time.  You guys were great - we will even forgive the bad jokes in the afternoon! 

Jo Kenyon, Middle Wallop Defence Systems, Jul 06


Thank you, so much for Saturday. The Band were fantastic! Can't wait for the next time...

My friend, Jo, went out with a bad back and you had her dancing like a teenager!

Great Band - thank you....

Sharon, Salisbury, April 06


 You were a fantastic band, really tight as a group and clearly enjoying yourselves.

Mel, Salisbury Police Station, Mar 07 


Thank you for performing at our band night; you were fantastic and we raised £750 which was brilliant.  Thank you very, very much.

Kathy A, Bournemouth May 06


You were the best band I've ever heard at a Ball.

Hannah Frendo, DLO Summer Ball, July 06


Awesome - fantastic band - great night.

Stuart Irwin, Andover, July 06


Thank you again for an outstanding evenings entertainment which will be long remembered.  My thanks to all of the band.

Gary Wakefield, Winchester, March 06