Dear Spitting Feathers
Thank you so much for playing at our Dinner/Dance at the Portal Hotel. It was a great success and we made a lot of money for our charities. I will let you know the final amount when we have settled all the bills but we hope that the eventual total will come to £4000 including match funding from Microsoft.
Our guests all thought the band was great and I have been asked repeatedly when are we going to do it all again. Everybody wanted to dance to the music you selected played by your great musicians. Although this was a fund raising event we also wanted everyone to have a good time and enjoy themselves which they certainly did. The fact that the partygoers were reluctant to leave the dance floor and go home I think was the proof of a very successful evening.
Thank you again we couldn’t have done it without you.
Portal Golf Club
10th November 2018
Thanks so much for making the trip, everyone. I really appreciated it - you really made sure that the party was a success ... I haven't danced that much in years!
60th Birthday party
7th July 2018
If you need a band for a function or event give these guys a call, I've seen them several times and they are brilliant.
15th April 2018
It is an understatement to say that Canute’s Crossing wouldn’t have been the same without the fantastic Spitting Feathers!
Thank you so very much for your wonderful performance and support, and for liaising so much with Phil…that was a weight off my mind.
Canute’s Crossing was great fun and thanks for being part of the event. 💃🏻
12th September 2016
Amazing evening! Everyone really enjoyed the band.
The Lord Eldon pub
6th September 2016
I am sorry that I was not able to thank you personally on Monday. I did find the opportunity to watch you playing and enjoyed music choice and it was reported that the festival winding music was enjoyed by many.
Northwich Festival 2016
31st August 2016
I meant to tell you today that the feedback from the Spitting Feathers night was excellent. So many people commented that they had a fantastic night.
Next year I would like to book you in for a Friday night earlier in the year - when there will be more junior parents not on holiday.
Lymm OP Cricket Club
Had a really enjoyable evening here last night. The band was excellent. First dance in ages.
Lymm OP Cricket Club
You guys were fab. I'm a singer myself and you were a great band and the girl singer had a fab voice, thank you.
18th July 2016
Wow, what an excellent band. I enjoyed your music at the Prom and had a time last night with my amazing girlfriend Rebecca Friston.
14th July 2016
Thanks again for everything you and the band did for our Prom. We have had some lovely feedback. It was a great evening and the band made it an extra special one.
Director of Student Services
Petty Pool College
14th July 2016
Sorry we missed you guys at the end of the night to say goodbye and a huge thank you for playing for us last night-it was fab!! Sorry it took a bit longer than I thought to get people to stop gabbling and get dancing! Everyone really enjoyed themselves and loved having the live music. Please say a huge thank you to all the band from Kev and I, and a massive thank you of course to you Dave for sorting it all!
Spitting Feathers Rock!
Bride at Wedding Party
Hartford Golf Club
11th June 2016
Posted on Facebook following the birthday party gig at The Lighthouse,Weaverham on Friday 1st April 2016
Spitting Feathers, you sounded amazing last night. Thanks for making mums party so special xxx
2nd April 2016
Fundraising gig for the Northwich Soroptomists, Norley Village Hall, 13th February 2016
Posted on our Facebook wall:
Thanks from all at SI Northwich for a great night!
Northwich & District SI
14th February 2016
Fundraising gig for The Russet School, 14 Nov 2015
Thank you all for a fantastic night of good ol' rocking, dancing & laughter, supporting a great local cause.
Two very generous sets of well performed music by a talented band of musicians...ably led by Dave "Manzarek" Gowler on keyboard and vocals, the very sexy Gosia on lead vocals, guitar and small, but perfectly formed percussion, Paul on bass guitar and vocals, Chris on lead guitar and Mike on drums and vocals. And let's not forget Steven, who took a very important role out of the limelight managing the sound and lighting.
17th November 2015
What a super evening we all had so thank you for your wonderful organisation and a splendid evening. Please congratulate Mike and his Band on bringing alive all we 'Baby Boomers' living around Kelsall and Tarporley!! Terrific music and food enjoyed by all.....super Saturday night out!
Tarporley U3A member
1st September 2015
Dear Mike and all the band members
Just a really quick email to say properly, THANK YOU for a really good evening last night. There was a real buzz in the place and us oldies can have a really good time and enjoy ourselves, if the music, food and set up are correct.The music got 'em up on the dance floor and even those that couldn't, enjoyed watching those that could. A Big Thank You!!! All the best
Bill and Lin
Tarporley & District U3A
30th August 2015
You have two new fans who loved your performance on Saturday. Thank you
Knutsford Promenades attendee
6th July 2015
Mike, thanks very much for Spitting Feathers contribution to our party night. Everyone enjoyed your act and we had some very good feedback both about your set and the evening generally.
Thanks again and we'll certainly keep you in mind if we have any other events where we think you would go down well.
President, Portal Premier Golf Club
Saturday 23rd May 2015
Great Night at Weaverham on Friday guys!
Friday 24th April 2015
Thanks for a brilliant night at Weaverham 24th April, danced the night away to sounds old and
Jan & Paul
Friday, 24th April 2015
Posted on our Facebook wall:
Tarporley Tennis Club
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for playing at my birthday party. Everyone loved the band and the atmosphere you created, and even a month on are still raving about it
From our first contact with Spitting Feathers it was a smooth, professional and reassuring experience. Nothing was too much trouble, including the advice on play lists for the live music and the recorded music. Mike helped us with the scheduling, layout of the venue (from an acoustics point of view as well as from a mood control and lighting perspective). He helped us with every aspect in his calm 'not too much trouble' demeanour. Something that we so desperately needed when we were organising a wedding! On the night the band were fantastic, professional in their appearance and great with the audience. It was amazing how fast the two sets seemed to go. The crowd loved them. We highly recommend them, they are great musicians and wonderful people! Your band makes or breaks your event, they helped make ours a memorable day.
Just to say a big 'thank you' to Spitting Feathers for helping to make our day really special.
I booked 'Spitting Feathers' to play at my partner's birthday party in January on the strength of a video clip of them rehearsing. On that basis, I was expecting 'Good'. What they delivered was
Although they all have day jobs, this is no amateur band. I received a response to my initial email enquiry within 24 hours from Mike, the manager and drummer.
They did an advance recce of the venue, and on the night they arrived with a vast amount of equipment and instruments, including guitars, bass, keyboard, drum kit, trumpet, PA system, lighting and an iPod.
The band plays a wide range of popular 'covers', including Brown Eyed Girl, Summer of 69, I Saw Her Standing There, Johnny B Goode, Mustang Sally, etc. together more recent chart material such as Valerie and Mr Rock & Roll.
Whilst all the members of the band are excellent musicians and singers, from an audience perspective they also have something far rarer as well - they are great entertainers!
They clearly had fun performing, and went out of their way to ensure that our guests had as good a time as possible.
'Spitting Feathers' look fab and sound even better. I would have no hesitation in either booking them again, or recommending them to anyone else.
On a scale of 1 to 5, I give them 6!