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Nice things barn dancers have said about D'Arcy Spice

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Dear Band.

D'Arcy Spice gave us the best night of dancing at our wedding party. Keith and his band are very talented musicians and played us a mixture of barndance tracks as well as beautiful background acoustic music when we rested from the dancing.

The band have an excellent caller (Polly) who instructed our guests to participate with lots of encouragement, humour and charm! The dancing was excellent and everyone of all ages got involved. Myself and my husband got so many comments following the evening that the barn dancing was fantastic, original and so much fun!

Thank you D'Arcy Spice. If you choose them to play for your event you won't be disappointed!

Jane Dixon

Dear Keith

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for Saturday, just amazing. Have kept your details and would recommend you to anyone.

Please pass on thanks to Polly, Bill and Jordan, everyone had such a fantastic time.

Best wishes,

Tina and the band


Dear Keith and the Band

Thank you for playing at my 50th Birthday on Saturday. I had the most amazing time, as did all my guests, many of whom had never been to a barn dance before and all have said to me what a fabulous time they had. Big thanks to Polly for being ever so patient with us all.

I'm loving going through the photos and all the videos that friends took - what a wonderful celebration!

Best wishes


Dear Band

Wanted to send a quick ‘thank you’ to you and the rest of the band. My guests and I loved the dancing and music �� You very much adapted to the mood of the event and helped maintain a relaxed atmosphere.

 Thank you!

Lisa Zevi


Dear Keith et al,

Thank you very much for helping to make our party on 6th Nov such a success with your music. It was lovely for us to see how much people were enjoying themselves. Several guests have thanked us for inviting them and been very complimentary about the band.


Patricia and Stephen



We had an amazing time and everybody is buzzing about the evening. Thank you so much.



Our sincere thanks to D'Arcy Spice for a great evening. The feedback we have had from all our guests was that they enjoyed the evening very much.

The music was excellent and Polly did a great job with the "Calling", guiding us through a variety of interesting and amusing dances! So, highly recommended!

David Alston


Good morning Keith

Just a huge thank you to all the band and Polly for the music on Saturday night. I had a great time and so did all my guests.  It was wonderful that they were so up for dancing to your music.

Many thanks and kind regards



Dear Keith

Just thought you might like to know that we raised just over £2,000 towards the Children with Cancer UK Charity. Thanks for your music which put everyone in a happy and giving mood!



Dear Keith, Polly, and team

Thank you all so much for the barn dance at our wedding on 13th April. We all had a brilliant evening of dancing and laughing. We especially enjoyed the hokey cokey!

It was just what we wanted - a fun, relaxed celebration that all of our guests could get involved with.

Thank you

Rosie and Tyler Jones


Dear Keith

This is just a quick message to thank you and all the other members D'Arcy Spice for the fantastic ceilidh you gave us, plus all the support, both before and during evening. You couldn't have been more helpful, and truly entered into the spirit of our Welcome Concert for those staff coming from all over the world.

Please pass on our warmest thanks to all the band and to the fabulous caller, and express our appreciation for everything you gave. Keep on spreading the sunshine.

Warm regards



Dear Keith and fellow band members

What an amazing band and set of callers you are!

The evening was a complete success. Everyone loved the music and the dances you had us doing - and although we were at times uncoordinated, we all enjoyed it tremendously.

We thorough recommend you, and hope to have you again - perhaps for mine or my husband's 50th.

Thank you again

Gill and Albrecht.


To D'arcy Spice

We just wanted to say a huge thank you for the musc at our wedding. You seemed to set everything up so quickly and so professionally - and if you took a break at any point, we didn't even notice it.

Our barn dance was so perfect, so easy to follow and light-hearted. Everyone had so much fun, and I have given your details out to endless people who just couldn't keep off the dance-floor.

Thanks again. It was just perfect.

Helena and Jim.


Dear D'Arcy Spice

Many thanks for performing at my 50th birthday last Friday. You were all absolutely fantastic - and the caller had the patience of a saint! I can honestly say that I have never been with so many people having so much fun at one time - my photo's support that!

I would certainly use your services again, and would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone requiring a barn dance band in the future.

Thanks for making my birthday party such a memorable one!



Hello Keith

A huge thank you to you all for playing so brilliantly on Saturday! You were all wonderful and also such good company - thank you so much. We all had such an enjoyable evening.

We do hope to have another dance next year so will be in touch again. Thank you again to you all.

Best wishes
Lindsey and Simon


Dear Keith

I just wanted to pass on my thanks to you and the band for the superb evening on Saturday. Everyone is talking about it, and a good time was had by all.

I am sure the amount of alcohol that was consumed by our crowd didn't help with coordinating the dancing - however, the laughter and smiles on people's faces just goes to show what fun was had by all.

Once again, the band was as professional and reliable as ever. Thank you so much, and I hope you will be able to play for us again in the future.



Good morning, Keith

Thank you so much for a great evening - have had some wonderful feedback from our guests on your band.

Hope we will see you soon, and thanks again.

Jo Woodwards


Dear Keith

I just wanted to thank you and all the members of the band for playing so fantastically for my birthday last night. I woke up aching all over, which in my mind is a very good sign of a great night of dancing.

Please send my thanks and best wishes to everyone. I had exactly the party I'd hoped for.

Many thanks again.



Dear Keith

Thank you so much for a fantastic evening last Saturday. I had a wonderful time, and many of the guests have already sent thank you notes for the fun they had.

Your band of gentlemen manages somehow to blend professional musicianship with a laid back (and patient) approach to your audience which is really successful.

Thanks again for making my 50th so memorable.
All good wishes

Cathy and Bill Merry


Dear Keith and all of the D'arcy Spice Band

I want to thank you all for your hard work. The evening was a fantastic success, and many people have commented on what a wonderful band you are!

The music was fantastic. You gave the evening a great atmosphere, and I know everyone enjoyed the dancing. I will recommend you to my friends, and of course, should we ever need another band for a barn dance, you will be the first people we contact

Thank you again. Kind regards

Victoria Powell


To all of D'arcy Spice

Thank you so much for playing at our Ruby Wedding celebration last weekend. The music was fantastic, both for listening and dancing. Everyone enjoyed themselves from the infants to the more mature guests! We would certainly recommend you to anyone planning a barn dance.

Thanks again

Joe and Wendy.


Dear Keith et al

Zoe and I would really like to thank you immensely for the wonderful barn dance that you did for us. It was truly amazing, and all of our guests loved every minute.

We have had some wonderful feedback, with lots of people saying it was the best wedding they have ever been to - and it has persuaded some of them to have have a barn dance at their weddings!!!!!

With very many thanks

Rupert and Zoe


Dear D'arcy

Having just about recovered from my birthday weekend, I wanted to let you know what a fantastic time was had by all.

So many people commented on how great you were - a great set up, friendly and fun. You made the evening so easy for me - organising yourselves with ease in an unfamiliar venue, and making everyone feel so welcome and involved.

Ann was great with the children, who were bursting with excitement and keen to have a go at every dance. It will be a 40th birthday to remember, so many thanks and very best wishes for all future events.



Hi, Keith

Bruce and I want to say a huge thank you to you and the other members of D'Arcy Spice for playing so brilliantly at our wedding. The dance in the evening was the perfect way to round off what was a truly amazing day for us both.

So many of our guests, most of whom were highly critical musicians, commented on how good you were, and on the quality of the calling.

Many thanks again, and we hope to hear you play again one day soon.
Kind regards

Tamasin and Bruce


Dear Keith

Thanks to everyone in D'Arcy Spice for your wonderful playing and calling at my 40th birthday - it was fabulous. Everyone said how much they enjoyed the band and the dancing - the whole evening flowed brilliantly.

I was particularly touched by the way you involved the children, who were having a ball. My 2-year-old daughter loved it, and was singing Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes all the way home.

Thanks again and best wishes for your future gigs

Lydia and Chris


Dear Keith and the D'arcy Spice gang

We'd just like to say how amazing you all were, and a massive 'thank you' for creating such a crowd pleasing, laughter inducing and generally knackering evening for our wedding day. I hadn't laughed so much in ages, and it was lovely to see everyone else in the wedding crowd with huge smiles on their faces.

We had so many comments on how great the day was, and what a fantastic way it was to end it with a barn dance. You were all so patient with us, and considered the fact that we were all novices and had been on the mulled wine prior to your arrival. The music was perfect and the calling easy to understand - so top marks to you all. We will definitely be recommending you to anyone of our friends thinking of getting married or having a birthday.

Again, a huge thank you for putting the best finishing touches to our wedding day.

Kindest regards
Geff and Melanie



Thank you very much for an excellent evening. You struck a perfect balance with the dances, and the band were great.

I will certainly recommend D'Arcy Spice to friends and colleagues in the future.

Best regards
Mike (41 Club)


To all of Darcy Spice,

We want to thank you all so much for entertaining us all so well on our wedding day on the 4th September.  Your music was fantastic!   Everyone had such a great time, and the dance floor was always full, the guests ever encouraged by the caller's enthusiasm.
I've never been so tired coming off the dance floor!   It was so nice to see all, young and old, having fun and stripping the willow (even my 99 year old grandmother was up there!).

We hope that you enjoyed playing for us. Our photographer took this photo of you, which we thought you might like to see.  I think it's a great one!!
Thank you again, for helping making our wedding day such a fun and memorable day!

All the best
Louise and Matt


Hello Keith

You and your team were just as I expected - Excellent.
I have had many nice comments about the night, especially how good the band were and how everyone just mingled in and danced. Family and friends all thoroughy enjoyed it.

Once again thanks very much for making it a memorable night, and please pass my thanks to the other band members for such a good job.

Stuart Watson



Jane and I would like to send you and your colleagues our sincere thanks for a fantastic, fantastic evening last Saturday.  So many people have said how much they really enjoyed the band, music and dancing.

So, a massive, massive thank you - it was an absolutely great evening for us. Jane had a smashing birthday bash, which was in huge part thanks to you.

D'Arcy Spice forever!
David & Jane.


Dear Keith

A belated big thank-you for a really superb evening! Everything was so professional from start to finish, and we received numerous phone calls from guests saying what a great evening they had had, and how good the barn dance was. We would thoroughly recommend you.

Thanks for making the engagement party such a memorable time for us all.
You are welcome to put any comments in this letter on your website.

Thanks again
Stan and Jill


Dear Band

On behalf of Marianne, myself and our parents, I realy wanted to thank you all for the terrific evening you put on for our wedding.

We loved the music! Many of our guests commented on how wonderful you were. The music was varied and uplifting. The 'calling' was brilliant: clear and authorative but entirely lighthearted.

Our guests loved every moment of your playing. We guess that 75 percent stayed the entire evening, and that is testimony to your entertainment which was super.
Had you been playing the next morning, I think a few would still have danced.

Thank you so very much
Tom and Marianne


Dear Keith

I thought I would e-mail to say how much we enjoyed the music at my daughter's wedding last Saturday

D'Arcy Spice really made the evening for us. The music was well-played and there was a good mixture of fast and slower dances, interspersed with quieter music for the occasional rest.

I think nearly everybody joined in with the dancing, including my 87 year old mother who had a whale of a time!

Thank you all so very much for making the evening such a memorable one for all of us that day.

Kind regards



I just wanted to thank you all so, so much for a fantastic night! You were brilliant.
I had an absolutely fantastic 40th birthday, and I really can't thank you enough.

With very very best regards


I've been meaning to write to say how totally amazing Darcy Spice were at our wedding.  Everyone has commented on how good the band were, and how much they enjoyed the dancing.  They were absolutely perfect for reaching across the wide age range present and more and more people joined in as the evening progressed – with some truly impressive fast dancing.
Musically they were great - really infectious and melodious.

Do please pass on our heartfelt appreciation and please let them
know how many compliments they have received.

Best wishes
Helen & Tim



Dear Keith and D'Arcy Spice

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. The barndance was a huge success with everyone having great fun dancing, and that was mostly down to your professionalism.

We will definitely recommend you. Thank you so very, very much.
Lucy and John


Hi, Keith

Thank-you for a fantastic evening. Our wedding day was a bit like a fairytale and to see everyone so involved and having fun in the evening at the barn dance was the perfect ending... even if I didn't have a clue what I was doing half the time :)

Please pass on my thanks to the rest of the band.

Tracey & Chris


Dear Barn Dance Band

Thanks for an absolutely top evening!  A huge amount of fun and I have had some top feedback, over and above the comments on the night and the visible enjoyment of the dancers having a good time.

Do let me know when you are playing public dances in and around the Surrey - Sussex area – quite a few of us would like to have another go!

Thanks again and all best wishes.
Kimball Bailey


Dear Keith,

Just a message to say a big thank you for helping to make my birthday barn
dance such a success.  I've had numerous thank you letters saying how people
enjoyed themselves. Please convey my thanks to the rest of your band.

Thanks again.


Hi Keith

Thank you very much to all your team for such great barn dance. The evening was a great success and all had a good time.

Once again thanks for making great music with a lovely atmosphere.
All the best and hopefully I'll be able to book you all again.

Barny Harrison


Dear Band

A big thank you for a wonderful ceilidh on Saturday. Hope you enjoyed yourselves too. Have had so many compliments about the band and the dancing - A barn dance really is a great way to spend an evening.

Thanks again, maybe see you next year.
Jean Hoblyn


Hi Guys

just to thank you all for making my 40th birthday bash go with a swing, I had a fantastic evening and despite the heat everyone there enjoyed it too!

I have had many compliments about you guys and what a fantastic job you did on the night. Once again thank you and we may well see you for my 50th!

Pearl xxxx