David and Alexandra, Blenheim Palace - July 2017
"Where do we start!? We knew we were on to something when filling out our booking request for Kate & Dave as it asked what our favourite songs were. This is just the beginning of the beautifully tailored service that they provide. Getting to know them over tea and cake one Sunday afternoon in the lead-up to our wedding added another personal touch - they are such lovely people and obviously get so much joy from what they do. And you can genuinely see and hear this in their music. We had a trifecta of perfection from them - from the touching performance throughout our ceremony (which made a number of people cry, including the lady in charge of signing the register who obviously did not know us!), to the live set during pre-dinner drinks, to the funky disco - we honestly could not fault them at all and we've had so many comments from our guests attesting to this. And the fact that we could ask them to learn a couple of songs that were special to us was a wonderful way of making our wedding exactly what we wanted without the stiffness of an iPod playing everything. Kate even filmed our first dance for us. What a delight they both are. Thank you so much, you were an instrumental part of our day and we will never forget it."
Matt and Sarah, Pembroke Lodge Richmond Park - April 2017
"We were lucky enough to experience Kate and Dave at a friend’s wedding and immediately knew ‘this is the band for us’. As soon as we got hitched our first call was to Kate and Dave to make sure that they were available and could perform for us and we are so glad we did as they made our day perfect. Kate, Dave and their band Groovestone are unbelievably talented and have such a diverse range when it comes to songs. In the service Kate and Dave really tapped into the mood adding to the atmosphere and bringing tears of joy to almost everyone….but especially me, the Groom! Apart from the mushy, lovey stuff though they also know how to ‘mash it up’ and throw a pretty good party. All of our guests were up dancing from start to finish and some of our evening guests commented saying that they thought they had walked into a music gig, not a wedding reception. But that is the vibe that we wanted, relaxed, hair down and a good time and Kate, Dave and Groovestone absolutely smashed it!"
Sarah and Steve, Lains Barn Wantage - February 2017
"From start to finish Kate and Dave were a pleasure to deal with and made this part of our wedding preparations so stress-free. We found Kate and Dave through a wedding blog and instantly knew that this would be the perfect music to accompany our wedding day. Kate and Dave performed our ceremony music and so beautiful was the performance that our guests assumed that we had a cd! They were very accommodating in our choice of songs and even learnt songs especially for our first dance and ceremony.
We hired the remainder of the band for the evening and both sets were fantastic with everyone young and old getting up to dance. We couldn't recommend this band highly enough to make your day even more special. "
Roz and Christian, The Cheerful Chilli Barn Leeds - April 2016
"We luckily stumbled upon Music By Kate and Dave while searching for a band to play the soundtrack to the whole day. We both instantly liked what Kate and Dave offered and matched the theme of our wedding perfectly. They were great to work with in the run up to the wedding, very polite and very accommodating. On the day they they were very professional and were able set up and play without needing any input from us. The music was lovely, Kate's voice coupled with their arrangements of moderns songs was exceptional. All the guests were very impressed and we were delighted. In the evening Dave DJ'ed for us and did a great job. We provided some guidance and he delivered great song after great song keeping the dance floor packed all evening. Highly recommend these guys."
Nick and Amy, The West Mill Derby - March 2016
"Regarding entertainment, we wanted something both of us would remember for the rest of our lives. At A Most Curious Wedding Fair I saw Music by Kate and Dave perform, Kate’s voice just blew me away, I couldn’t wait to share it with Nick. They offer a great package too, we had them perform our ceremony music (this bought a tear to a few eyes!), during our drinks reception which created a great atmosphere and Kate also sang our first dance. We wanted to incorporate them into the day as much as possible, we also had Dave DJ for us in the evening."
You can see Amy and Nick's gorgeous wedding on the Rock My Wedding blog here:
Carl and Amy, Aldermaston - September 2015
"Dave and Kate,
Just wanted to say a humongous thank you to the both of you for making our day literally perfection! You are both so so talented and I have never heard so many compliments about you both. Kate - the church service was just incredible and we were so lucky to have you there!!
Honestly could go on for days about how amazing you guys are! Won't need to tell everyone about you as I think everyone is already trying to find you! Thanks so much again!"
Becky and Callum, The West Mill Derby - September 2015
"When we first started to plan the wedding, the music/band was the first thing we started to look for. I remember trawling through the internet listening to band after band who all seemed to perform the same selection of ten songs and all sounded like a generic wedding band that we had heard at every wedding we had been to. I knew after reading about 'Music by Kate and Dave' that I had to get in touch - and I'm so glad I did! Traditionally, wedding planning tends to bring quite a bit of stress, but the music is one part of the day we never had to worry about because we knew it was in such good hands. We absolutely loved hearing the live sets during the afternoon. To hear some of our favourite songs sung so beautifully was another brilliant memory. We had so many of our guests come up to us throughout the day and comment on what a great voice you have Kate and how brilliant you both were, and for that we thank you both. The first dance is also something that neither Callum or I will ever forget. Every word was sung perfectly and it was so special for us to be able to have something arranged like that for our day - thank you so much for taking the time to prepare it and rehearse it, we really mean it when we say it is something we will remember forever.
There are so many things we have to thank you for, thank you for travelling so far, thank you for taking so much care and time in arranging the music, thank you for always replying so quickly and keeping in touch, thank you for always being so enthusiastic about our suggestions and ideas, thank you for being so open minded and really making us feel like nothing was too much trouble but most of all thank you for helping us to create memories that we will have with us for a very long time."
Jeremy and Emily, Foxhill Manor Cotswolds - April 2015
"We are truly grateful for your spellbinding live lounge performance at our wedding in April. The arrangements of our five requests were executed to perfection with just the right amount of your own interpretation and musicality. The live lounge sets created the perfect atmosphere for our small and intimate wedding. Your performance of "I have lived" was easily a highlight of the wedding; a memory that will not fade. The recordings are fabulous too; they brought (more!) tears to the eyes and are being cherished by us and our guests. Thank you very much."
Rachel and Luke, Long Furlong Barn Sussex - August 2014
"Kate and Dave were one of the major highlights of our wedding day. Together they played three of our favourite songs during our service which they performed in their own style. With Dave’s keyboard skills and Kate’s sensational voice, they performed a really personal set which beautifully complimented our intimate wedding service. Rachel walked down the aisle to ‘Higher Love’ by James Vincent McMorrow. ‘Sway’ by Bic Runga was performed during the signing of the register, and for the finale our love for Country music shone thru as Kate handed me my cowboy hat for their final song ‘Cowboy Take Me Away’ by Dixie Chicks. We were so pleased with their performances on the day, Kate and Dave kindly recorded all three songs for us in their London studio, giving us a priceless keepsake from the best day of our lives!"
Katherine and Darren, Lulworth Castle - July 2014
"I want to get married every week just so I can hear you guys sing again and again! Seriously, I'm hoping one day you move into the house next door! It felt like Kate became a friend throughout the process and nothing was too much hassle; From the lead-up working on a beautiful bespoke song to walk me down the aisle which made the moment very special, to during the ceremony when Dave pulled out a trumpet as our guests sang "All You Need Is Love" which was such a personal touch, and finally the pre-recorded first dance mash up of songs tied everything together perfectly. Aside from personally genuinely enjoying working with Kate and Dave, all of our guests commented on what amazing singers we had, and 120 people can't be wrong! So any brides-to-be if I can offer you one piece of advice it would be to book Kate and Dave to sing at your wedding, it's the best stress-free decision you'll make."
John and Laura, Oxford - April 2014
"Kate and Dave, thank you so much for the brilliant music you performed at our ceremony! We really loved the instrumental entrance music (One Day Like This). Your rendition of the Irish folk song Lagan Love was beautifully sung, haunting and romantic. The exit music (All You Need Is Love) was fun and perfect to end with. You are true musicians and this really showed in the way you were able to adapt to our specifications!"
Vicki and Daryl, Gate Street Barn, Surrey - March 2014
"What can we say but WOW! Kate and Dave brought something so very special to our wedding ceremony that gave it a really personal and magical sparkle! They performed 3 songs for us in total at different stages of the ceremony (Jackson 5’s I’ll be there, Adam Sandlers’ song from the wedding singer and Nat King Cole’s ‘LOVE’). Both extremely talented musicians they gave each song an individualised arrangement, which worked beautifully. Lots of friends and family have complemented on how fantastic their performances were and how it bought something really magical and unique to the day. They have a really fun and friendly approach to their music and everything ran seamlessly on the day. There were extremely detailed and helpful in the planning stages; true professionals! We can’t rate them highly enough! Amazing people, Amazing sound; we were very lucky to have them, THANKYOU." Vicki and Daryl 29.03.2014. Surrey.
Ben and Nicky, Vejer, Spain - August 2013
"Kate and Dave performed 3 songs for our wedding. The first was one of our current favourite’s Jessie Ware ‘Running’, the arrangement was perfect for our sun-drenched ceremony, as it was really laid back but sung with real passion, Dave and Kate produced a recorded version of this which was used in our wedding video. The second was ’Baby Be Mine’ by Michael Jackson, which was done as a surprise, as a massive MJ fan I absolutely loved it and it was so nice to hear a completely original arrangement, such a great track and this was one of those great personal moments for me at our wedding, especially since the lyrics which are actually very relevant for a wedding! The third and final song Kate and Dave played was their version of Coldplay’s ‘Yellow’, this was one where we had some crowd participation as people sang along and was a great prelude to the first dance! If you want personal versions of songs you love, Kate and Dave are to go-to people!"
Lucy and Paul, Rutland August - 2012
"Kate and Dave were absolutely fantastic and made our Wedding ceremony incredibly memorable. I will never forget hearing all our guests singing along to Temper Trap inside the ancient Oakham Castle, it was an amazing moment. Kate's voice is exceptional, and together with the fantastic Dave on Keyboard, their performance was flawless, all of our guests commented on how wonderful it was, and how lovely it was to hear music at a civil ceremony. If you are looking for something special for your wedding day, these are your people! Plus they are a really cute couple!"