Words of Praise

Customer Testimonials

See what our lovely clients have said about our acts playing at their civil ceremonies below. Flattery will get you everywhere round here.

Hi Joanna,

Wanted to thank the guys for playing at our wedding. They were amazing. Everyone was saying how fab they were and how beautiful the ceremony music was.
We’re seeing if we can plan a party and ask them to play again as we enjoyed it so much, just need to figure out an excuse!

Bernadette & Mark, 10 December 2016, Barberstown House, Straffan, Co.Kildare

To Joanna and The Kooky Ukes,

We just wanted to thank you for such a great performance at our Wedding Reception in Dun Laoghaire.
You had such a great selection of songs and really got people into a party mood.
Everyone was raving about the music and asking how we found you! The booking process was really reassuring and professional and I couldn’t recommend you more.
Thanks again,

Ciara and Stephen, 30th October 2016 – Royal St George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire

Hi Joanna,

Just wanted to send a quick message to say that the guys were brilliant on the day of our wedding. They really started the festivities off on a fun note and everyone commented on how great they were!
Please pass on our thanks to the band.
Kind regards,

Gary & Sinéad, 29th October 2016, Barberstown House, Straffan, Co.Kildare

Hi guys,

I just wanted to say how incredibly grateful I am to ye for playing at our wedding in the Hotel Doolin on the 21st of September 2016.
Words cannot express how much we loved ye. Ye made our ceremony so magical and then at our drinks reception, you really got our party started.
When people ask what was our favourite part, I say the ceremony and drinks reception basically when THE KOOKY UKES were playing!
Thank you so so much for making our day so special.
Best wishes,

Carol-Ann and Peter, 21sT September 2016, Doolin House, Co.Clare

Hi Joanna,

We just wanted to contact you and say thank you so so so much for playing at our wedding ceremony last Friday in The Morrison Hotel.
All our guests commented on how wonderful the music was and it really added to our day.
We will definitely be recommending The Kooky Ukes.
Kind regards,

Harriet and Kevin, 12th August 2016, The Morrison Hotel, Dublin

Hi Stella,

I hope you’re well. So sorry it’s taken so long to get in touch with you.
Gordon and myself just wanted to say thank you so much for the amazing music at our ceremony.It was absolutely amazing and so many of our guests commented on how beautifully the songs were sung.I have passed your details onto a few people already.I would also like to say that you were a pleasure to deal with from beginning to end, a true professional with a very friendly manner and no question I had went unturned.Best of luck with everything in the future. All our love.

Keira & Gordon, November 2016

Hi Stella,

me and Jonathan just wanted to say a big thank you one more time for your music at our wedding on the 3rd of November.
You really did a great job and we are so thankful.
Thank you so much.

Anne & Jonathan, November 2016

Hi Stella,

hope you’re well! Sorry for the delay… We switched off for the honeymoon but it’s back to reality now!
Anyway, Michael and I both wanted to say thank you so very much for your beautiful performance during our ceremony! You added so much to the ceremony!
And many of our guests complimented you and Linda as well!
We truly appreciate what you did! It was beautiful! Thank you!
Wishing you both all the best.
Again, thanks a million!

Elisa & Michael, August 2016

Thanks for everything xxx

What a voice, thank you so much for everything. You have been brilliant to deal with.
Your voice is amazing and at the wedding I was giving your number to other people who were stunned at your beautiful voice.
You made the service so very special.

Aoife & Ken

Hi Laura,

I’m so sorry this message is so late but I wanna say a massive thank you for the music on the day of our wedding!!
You were absolutely amazing and really put a special touch on our ceremony.
Everyone complimented your incredible voice.
Thanks so much again.

Michelle & Dave

Hey Laura,

Just want to say a huge thank you from myself and Kris.
You made our wedding ceremony so personal and meaningful.
You were such a pleasure to deal with from the first enquiry all the way up to our big day, you just totally got us. The song choices and your advice, it was all amazing.
All our guests commented on how beautiful the singing was and you certainly played a part in making our day so special.

Sinéad & Kris

Thanks a million Laura for making our wedding ceremony so special!
You captured the spirit and meaning of every song we chose.
Not all our choices were conventional but that was no problem for you.
All our guests commented on how beautiful your singing was and of course we agree.
Thank you for your patience and professionalism,

Niamh & Stuart


I really just wanted to say an unbelievably huge thank you for absolutely everything you did for us, from beginning to end,
your service was absolutely flawless and I really cannot recommend you highly enough.
Nothing was ever too much trouble and I honestly really appreciated all of your help and advice.
As for the music, well that was just amazing!
Can you please please please tell Margot she has the most amazing voice –
I know she has probably done tons of weddings over the summer but if she does remember ours, can you please tell her that everyone is still talking about how fantastic she was!
Anyway, I have no doubt that you are inundated with bookings and ongoing weddings as the year continues to fly by but I just wanted to say thank you and I honestly cannot tell you what a vital role the music played in making our day perfect, I know that sounds completely pathetic but it really is true!

Aoife & Paddy, 25 May 2012, Ballymagarvey Village, Co.Meath

Hi Margot

We just wanted to say a huge thank you once again for the fabulous singing at our ceremony! Not only did you sing beautifully (by the way everyone was talking about it afterwards) but your help before the ceremony in choosing the ” perfect ” set of songs was an absolute gift. You went over and beyond to accommodate our requests so thank you so much for that! The music just added so much more to our day than we could have ever believed so thank you so much for everything. I will be recommending you to all my friends so expect a few calls in the near future!

Aisling and Derek McCarthy


Oh my goodness, my friends are still talking about the amazing singing and music we had at our ceremony. A few of them had never been to a civil ceremony before so did not know what to expect but the amazing music you provided just lifted the whole ceremony to another level. Thanks so much for all your help in choosing our songs too as it seemed like a daunting task initially but you steered us in the right direction and we ended up with the perfect “soundtrack” for our day. Thank you so much for helping make our day so special!

Linda and Carol xxxxx


When we started planning our civil ceremony, we really weren’t sure what direction to go in with our music. You listened to our suggestions and fears from the start and advised us on the ideal and simple addition of a pianist to our proceedings. It suited us down to the ground and the performer on the day played absolutely beautifully! We didn’t get a chance to thank him afterwards, please do so on our behalf! We’ll be recommending you and MusicAngel to all of our friends.
Thanks again,

Paddy and Sonia

Hi Joanna,

We are still taking in the success of our big day. Michael was brilliant! I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye to him before he finished up but please can you pass on our sincere thanks to Michael and let him know that he was thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated by everyone! Thanks again

Corrina & Andrew,8th October 2016, No.25 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2

Hi Michael,

Thank you so much for your wonderful music at our ceremony on Saturday. I just wanted to get a quick mail to you before we head on honeymoon to say how delighted we were with the music you played. When you played my mam and dad’s favourite song for them, it was amazing and they were so delighted. Thanks for adding that special touch to our day. We are thrilled you were able to be there and be part of it all.

Catherine and Dave Kelly


As I already knew you would be, you were just amazing at our ceremony. My guests were raving about you and thought it was such a different touch from the usual “wedding music” that you hear at most weddings. I think we may have just started a new trend so expect a few enquiries as I’ve already given your details to a few of my friends. I’ve no doubt we’ll be bumping into you again at one of those weddings soon! Thanks again and hope we get to hear you again really soon.

Anne-Marie and John

We live abroad so needed to all the organisation over the phone/email.

I found the booking team to be extremely responsive to my queries, very informative and helpful with suggestions and very clear on costs and timings.
Sway Social did our ceremony music, the reception, the after dinner and DJ set.
For the ceremony, we chose our songs and Gavin organised them to suit the timings, it was absolutely beautiful.
It was exactly what we wanted. These boys won’t let you down!

Ronan & Amanda, Wednesday 14th Sep 2016, The Malton, Killarney

Hey there guys,

Claire and I would like to say a massive “THANK YOU” to you on the organising of our ceremony music. We weren’t 100% sure what to expect on the day, even though you gave us tons of info and videos – we were still apprehensive as we wanted everything to go perfectly. We needn’t have worried! You recommended us the perfect style music to suit our theme and venue and I’m really not exaggerating when I say it was the absolute cherry on top of our day! The performers were professional and sounded fantastic.
Seriously – thank you so much from start to finish for all your help – you really went above and beyond from Day 1.

Claire & James

“To Sarah & Gavin,
Thank you for doing such a wonderful job on our wedding day.
We were thrilled with the music during mass”,

David & Clodagh.

“Dear Sarah & Gavin,
Thank you so much for making our wedding ceremony so memorable”

Seán & Vanessa

“Gavin & Sarah,
Thank you for your beautiful music”

Trisha & Shane

Hi Gavin,

We just wanted to email you to say thanks a million for being so great on the day of our wedding. You and Sarah were amazing and we couldn’t have asked for better. All our guests totally agreed and we’ve had so many people ask about you both. Ye really added to the ceremony and made it so so special for us so sincere thanks.
If there is anywhere you would like us to write a review for, please let me know as we’d be more than delighted to.
Also, apologies that I never got to speak to you both in person. I know Ken did and I was hoping to but the afternoon ran away from us once the ceremony was over.

Nicki & Ken