Thank you for a wonderful evening of swing and jazz that you brought to The Epsom Club on Saturday.
Your first-class entertainment was a joy to listen to with such a wide-ranging repertoire.
We certainly look forward to seeing you at our club again.
The Epsom Club
I just wanted to thank you so much for being part of my birthday celebrations on Saturday. You were both fabulous and your music was appreciated by everyone.
I need to find an excuse for another “do” so that you can come and play for us again!
Many, many thanks and I do hope we meet again in the future.
Very best wishes
Margaret & Ian Ingram
Control Energy Costs
Well done to you and Paul and I shall certainly be recommending you to anyone who wants live music at their venue.
Thank you so very much for a wonderful evening in Midhurst town square.
Your playing and singing was amazing, everyone enjoyed it and had a good time.
With thanks & best wishes,
Dave Willis (parish church of St Mary Magdalene & St Denys)
Dr. Gil Collins
Corhampton Golf Club
I just wanted to drop you both a note to say thank you for entertaining us on Saturday evening. We really enjoyed your music and it was a perfect accompanient for our very special evening of celebrations.
I thought you might also like some photos and a short video.
Chair PCD Family Support Group
We have attended a number of functions over the years, where the group has left a lot to be desired and this is always a concern when planning a ladies night or other function. I have no hesitation in recommending you both and would be pleased to enjoy your talents again.
Thank you for playing a big part in making our weekend a great success.
With kind regards.
Wow, thank you for making my birthday dinner amazing in a sleepy village in a lovely tapas on the West Sussex Coast.
Euphoria to my ears, what a wonderful and blissful delight to be mesmerized by such an exchanting, soulful voice who really blew me away. I could not even think about my dinner and did not want to talk to my dinner companion as was in a trance to Carla Hendriks voice and Paul Stiles melodic wonderment. If I had closed my eyes could have been in Lot 606 or Jazz after dark. What a wonderful treat and a real pleasure to my senses.
I just want more, more more
your newest fan.. witteringgirlfriday x
I wanted to drop you a quick line to say what a fantastic night you and the band made last night!
This was the fourth Annual Berth Holder Party at the marina – and we have never seen the 400 or so people so happy. In no small part it was credit to your good selves, who judged the mood perfectly. It worked famously for you to start with mellow, well known jazz standards and then ease in the more ‘danceable’ songs as our kegs were gradually running dry. The only problem is that that we had to keep to our rule of a 10.30 finish. By the looks of our customers, they had hours left in them!
Thank you all so much and we hope to get in early to book you again next year.
With kind regards,
Haslar Marina Manager
I thought I should take the opportunity to write on behalf of my colleagues in the Southampton Shipowners Association and express our delight with the wonderful Carla Hendriks and her band.
We recently had the good fortune to be recommended Carla to entertain at our annual Summer ball at the prestigious NV Restaurant and Lounge. As you know, this is a five star venue, probably the finest Southampton has to offer, and the Shipowners Ball attracts up to 200 of the leading members of the Southampton business community, with the Mayor of the City as guest of honour. You can understand that a great deal of preparation goes into such an occasion and it’s crucial that the music both for dinner and dancing is of the highest quality. Carla and her boys certainly didn’t disappoint! We have been organising this event for a number of years now and I’m delighted to tell you that we had the best evening yet; with a great many of the guests making specific comment afterwards of how much they enjoyed the music.
Carla pitched the ambience and style perfectly; cool and laid back songs during the dinner and upping the tempo in her later set for dancing. We really were delighted and I’d be happy to recommend Carla & her band to anyone wanting a most professional – and thoroughly enjoyable – evening’s entertainment.
Director – John H Whitaker ( Tankers )
I would like to thank you and Paul for providing such quality and a wonderful array of music last week at Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club – it certainly was a ‘Dinner with Swing’. Many members of our Probus Club commented how much they enjoyed listening and dancing to your band.
The soulful voice of Carla Hendriks, superb arrangements by Paul Stiles plus the excellent musicianship of the band produced a truly remarkable sound and a great atmosphere. Your versatility and extensive playlist ensured there was something for everyone.
I would not hesitate in recommending Carla Hendriks and the Paul Stiles Band, or should I now say ‘Manhattan Groove’, to anyone wanting to experience a delightful evening of live jazz, swing, latin and contemporary pop classics.
Best wishes for your continued success and looking forward to hearing you again..
I just wanted to write personally and thank you for the way you all played and sung for us at Tango Tea. I have heard so many people saying you and the Band made the afternoon.
For me it was great to have your help and advice during the lead up and I can assure you should we have a do next year, or even in between I will be in touch with you.
The final total was £2,500 and of course The Eve Appeal are delighted.
Thank you once again.
Thank you so much for making my 30th murder mystery birthday celebration such a ‘roaring success’ – the swing was definitely added by you both. I had such a wonderful time and all my guests have said what a great evening it was. All my guests have commented on how wonderful you both were. You made the evening such a special occasion and gave me a real birthday treat.
In 10 years time I’ll need you back for the 40th!!!
I wish you all the very best for the future and will see you both soon.
With very best wishes
The variety of music was really great and suited all of our guests. Many of our friends and family have asked how we found out about you and I have passed on your details. The professionalism and quality of your music was really fantastic and I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone.
Thanks again for playing for us and hope to see you again.
Geneva & Alex
I did not want the occasion to pass without thanking you and the band very much indeed for a super enjoyable evening of entertainment. We all enjoyed the thoughtful mix of music you provided which went a very long way to ensure the complete success of the evening.
I have since received many most favourable and positive comments about your singing and the performance of the band and I would not hesitate in recommending your ensemble for any special event or private party.
Once again Carla, very many thanks for a thoroughly enjoyable and memorable evening – additionally, your patience and myriad courtesies in helping me to plan the music programme is much valued and greatly appreciated.
With every good wish to you and the band for the future.
Rowlands Castle Golf Club
Just to say thank you both so much for yesterday – you were a roaring success and really made for a lovely festival atmosphere. Hopefully there will be something you can do for us again soon. As you could probably see, we are not built for live music inside but it worked so well outside…
Thank you again!
Ali and Charlie
THE ARUNDEL BY CANDLELIGHT FESTIVAL
Our thanks again for a wonderful jazz evening.
All the people who came loved it and all the people at the pub and the people who lived near the square.
Betty & Peter
We would like to express our thanks to Manhattan Groove as they played an integral part in the success of our combined 70th birthday and wedding anniversary party.
Their excellent musicianship, sophisticated set and superb vocals were an enhancement and helped create a happy and most enjoyable atmosphere to the occasion, an essential ingredient.
We have received numerous complimentary comments and thank you for your participation.
Sandra and Roger Downton
Thank you so much for coming to play at our Wedding you all absolutely made my day.
We had a terrific time and you and the band were fantastic and made it a very special ending. Everyone enjoyed the music, and I was lucky having three first dances. You are all so versatile and Steve was made up when he requested ‘Strangers on the Shore’, which was one of his dads favourite songs. He sadly is no longer with us, but we danced to it in memory to him.
Everyone wished it could have gone on longer and its a shame the Taxi’s came just before the end but they were so busy that night with 3 other weddings going on.
I hope you all had safe journeys back and were not too tired for your gigs the next day.
Once again a massive great thank
you to you all.
Best Wishes and hope to see you again sometime in the future.
Julie & Steve Jones
We so loved having you both at our Ball – you were brilliant and it set the tone perfectly ! You are both so talented and it was an absolutely pleasure to have you. We really appreciate you coming along and making it so special. I hope we can book you again!
Hope you’re both well. I can send a testimonial or can you use the above! We think you’re marvellous!
Jane McCartney – Princes Mead
A brilliant range of instruments, Paul, you are so talented, I think I counted 3 different instruments you played and Carla, you have an amazing voice.
A really professional band with a lovely feel to them, I will definitely be booking them again and recommending them to others.
Poole Yacht Club, Dorset
Just a note of thanks for the contribution you made to a most enjoyable Captain’s Dinner we had at Meon Valley last Friday, much appreciated. It was an evening enjoyed by so many, many of whom had never been to a Captain’s Dinner before!
You just made everything come alive and we are most grateful to you all – we certainly couldn’t have had such a successful evening without you Carla, Paul and the Band, such quality and such fun!
Please convey my thanks to all.
Club Captain 2016
Meon Valley Golf Club
at a wedding in a long time. Carla’s got
a great voice and the musicianship of
the band was quite outstanding……….
of tunes you incorporated into just three
hours. A wonderful evenings entertainment…
provided for our special 40’s night.
You managed to capture the mood perfectly.
Thanks for a brilliant time……….