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JUMA STEEL BAND: Testimonials

Corporate reception event, London SE10

May 19, 2017

Hi Marcella,

The feedback we received from both our staff and corporate clients was fantastic. You created a wonderful atmosphere that was perfect for our drinks reception and gave the event a real lift which is what everyone needs at the end of a long day at a conference! Will definitely be recommending you and I look forward to working together again in the future! Thank you!

Sarah Oliver

Wedding reception, Crabbs Barn Essex

May 18, 2017

Hi Marcella

Every single guest commented how good the band were, the music was beautiful and I will be sure to recommended Juma in the future.


Sean Folley

Jewish Celebration Party, Essex

March 16, 2017

They loved it. It really enhanced the evening.
Thank you again
Rafi Goodwin

Gemma Heath, Wedding, Swingfield,Kent

August 9, 2016

Good morning Marcella

Apologies for the delay.

Thank you so much for playing at my wedding on Friday, so many people commented on how nice the music was and how it was a really nice touch to the day, it was so lovely!

We will definitely recommend you in the future!

Best wishes

Gemma & Matt xx

Sarah Arkle, 25th Wedding Anniversary, Berks

July 19, 2016

Dear Marcella,
Our guests absolutely LOVED the music - thank you! It was a great way to start off the party and was a good scene setter for the rest of the evenIng. We were blessed with good weather and it was fantastic that they could play outside. It was a bit of a rush for us herding everyone in for dinner just as they finished playing but I hope I managed to convey my thanks! I would definitely book them again and recommend them to anyone wanting a steel band.
Please pass on my thanks to Junior.
Best wishes,

Dinah Morgan ,Lord Taverners Summer Party,Kent

June 25, 2016

Dear Marcella,

A heart felt thank you for entertaining us & our guests so well yesterday evening. The Steel Band certainly kicked off our event perfectly and put everyone in the mood!.

With best wishes


Wellington Pub , Norfolk

June 13, 2016

Hi Marcella & Junior,

We just wanted to say thank you very much for coming yesterday. The
response has been absolutely fantastic. Everyone who has come into the
pub today has either been raving about the time they had yesterday or
gutted they missed it. We have some great pictures that will be going
up on facebook in the next day or two.

We would definitely like to book you again for next year

Chris Chris Stuart and Christine

John Davies

April 24, 2016

John Davies, 80th Birthday Celebration, Crawley Down, West Sussex.

Hi Marcella

We have visited the Caribbean many times, love steel band music, and after much research I chose Juma Steel Band for our special event - my wife's 80th Birthday.

This was the most magical day for Janet and having viewed our video of the event we are able to relive your wonderful music again and again.

Thank you once more for a most memorable day.

Kind regards

Peter Hay , 80th Birthday Party, Crawley East Suusex

April 17, 2016

Hi Marcella

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the Music played at the party yesterday. John who we booked this for was delighted
And he will put comments on the website

Thanks for all your help . Much appreciated


Pamela Stewart , 100th Birthday Celebration, London

February 15, 2016

Marcella good morning.

My apologies for not getting to you sooner. Celebrations was still ongoing yesterday and today is officially nans birthday. So another busy day.

But I sincerely appreciate your warmth and professionalism that certainly contributed to making the evening a success.

There was a real Caribbean feel to the evening, helping those present, to feel closer to home.

Many thanks on behalf of nanny, myself and other members of the family and well as close friends.

If I ever hear of anyone wanting the steel bands played, I will certainly put your name forward.

Please extend my thanks to your husband.

Best wishes.


Amanda Trew ,Care Home, Brentwood Essex

February 1, 2016

Hi, yes it was very much enjoyed!

We’ve had good feedback so far and our music therapist commented that it was really great to see so many residents joining in and playing along.

Hope you all enjoyed the afternoon too! Have attached a pic of you playing.

Kind regards,

Jess and Chris

September 14, 2015

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding on Saturday, you were absolutly fantastic! We will defiantly be thinking of you for any future events! Excellent musicians and lovely people, you made our day!!!
Jess and chris x

Nita and Steve

September 4, 2015

60th Birthday Party - Dorton House Bucks

Hi All,
Just want to say a big thank you for playing at my Birthday on 17th July 2015. Steve surprised me with you coming and you truly were brilliant! All my guests enjoyed it and hopefully we will book you again for another occasion in the future.

Kind regards
Nita and Steve

Ursula & Bruce

September 2, 2015


We are so pleased we chose you to play at our party!

Everybody enjoyed the music and it gave the occasion a definite - and surprise - lift. We had many appreciative comments for choosing such wonderful summer garden party music.

Junior and the team were great - really friendly and helpful, and we hope they also enjoyed playing for us.

Marcella was excellent - efficient and communicative in making the arrangements, so a special thank-you to her also.

Wedding reception, Crooked Billet, Berks

August 31, 2015


Just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding on the 15th. You did an amazing job and we received so many compliments - particularly from your dancing crew of kids! We also appreciate you being so flexible with playing during the blessing and then moving outside for the drinks reception. We also think your music selection was perfect and really helped get the party started.

We cannot thank you enough and will be recommending you to everyone we know!

From Kat & Henry

15th August - Crooked Billet

Wedding Reception, Maylands Golf Club, Essex

July 12, 2015

Hi Marcella,
You did an amazing job. Everyone still talks about it.
My family loved that you played 'Never on a Sunday'.
I cannot thank you enough for the good vibe you created and the wonderful memories everyone has.


Birthday Party, Herts

July 3, 2015

Hi Marcella

Sorry for the belated thanks, there's almost as much to do
after a party as before!

Anyway, thank you so much for playing, shame about
the weather at the beginning but at least you lifted the mood from the start.
Your music was perfect for the occasion.

I look forward to seeing you at

Best regards

peter harris

June 22, 2015

This is a wonderful band they played at my Sharon's 40th birthday party on the beach at Mersea Island ALL the tunes were great but when they played 'on broad way' it was fantastic, they are nice friendly people book them and have a great time

The Wellington Pub Feltwell - Caribbean Day

June 21, 2015

Wow, what a fantastic afternoon of entertainment from Juma Steel Band! Their music made us feel as if the sun was beating down even though it was a below average temperature English mid summers day.

We can't thank Juma enough for coming from London to entertain us all. Our pub regulars and visitors alike were blown away by the brilliant sound of the Caribbean brought to a rural village in Norfolk. Many felt compelled to dance and applaud throughout the performance such was the quality of music and the atmosphere created. Juma truly are the finest steel band in the UK in our estimation. We can't wait for a repeat booking next summer.

Listed Building Open Day= nr Epping

May 30, 2015

Dear Marcella and Junior

Thank you so much for coming and performing on Sunday, it was great to meet you both. I loved the music and the vibe! The little kids 'shaking their thang' were brilliant to watch too. I've had great feedback from many visitors, and even the Chairman of the Trust enjoyed the performance and was impressed!

I will certainly keep your details on file for future events.

In the meantime, one of my archaeology colleagues was asking after your contact details as she arranges events for her own local voluntary organisation. Her name is Sue Cunningham and I have copied her on this email. Now I have done this I believe she will be in touch in due course with an enquiry.

Best wishes,

Harry Ingram, University of Bristol-End of Exam Party

May 14, 2015

Hi Marcella,

Indeed, was really great. Thank you so much, everyone really enjoyed it and was talking about how great you guys were.

Sally Nelson, Funeral, Ewell,Surrey

February 21, 2015

I just want to say thank you so much for doing such a great job at my mothers funeral today. Sorry I didn't get to say more than a brief hello, but obviously we had so many people to greet and then to get to the cemetery. Your choice of pieces to play was perfect and my sister and I said that what was a sad time for us became a joyous time to celebrate Mum and I think our guests felt that way too as the atmosphere was upbeat. I would like to think that Mum was listening in and loving it too.
Thank you again, you were perfect and much appreciated.
Best Wishes
Sally Nelson

Matt Freemans Wedding, Brighton College, Sussex

February 17, 2015

Hi Juma,

The steel band were absolutely awesome!

They totally transported us to a hotter sunnier place in the middle of winter!

Thank you so much

KerryEdwards Wedding reception ,The Lawns,Rochford

October 30, 2014

Dear Marcella and Junior,

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding on Thursday evening.

Our guests really enjoyed the variety of music played and was a lovely surprise as they arrived.

Many thanks,


Wedding reception, Tenterden, Kent

October 4, 2014

Hello there Juma band
I would like to say a massive thank you for
Playing at our wedding thur you made it one to remember
Thanks alot
Sarah and Joe x

Kelly Hume, Care Home, Brentwood,Essex

September 29, 2014

Good morning Marcella

Apologies for not replying sooner.

Just wanted to thank you both for your wonderful performance you gave us here at Marillac Care.

Feedback from our residents and families was that they enjoyed your performance.

So thank you again

Kind regards


Kelly Hume

Marillac Care

Tony Curtis, Caribbean Evening, London E4

July 22, 2014

Hi Marcella,

The band were great.
Everyone enjoyed the evening, it was a real success, and having the Juma Steel Band performing for us, created a fabulous Caribbean feel to the night.
I would have no hesitation in recommending them or using them again for our future events.

Thank you for your very professional procedures from start to finish.

Kind regards,


'Please feel free to quote me in promotion of your act'

Anthony P Curtis

Company Secretary

Chingford Masonic Hall Co.Ltd

Katie Ingram, Wedding Ceremony&reception, Pines Calyx,nr Dover

July 22, 2014

Hello Marcella

We just wanted to say thank you so much for playing on our special day. It was absolutely brilliant - all our guests have commented on how amazing the music was and how much you all seemed to capture the mood of the day so perfectly.
My husband was saying how he was smiling from the second you played the first note, all the way to you playing outside under the trees, which we thought was fantastic.
Our only regret was that we were unable to thank you in person after the final song, we were unaware we would be with the photographer for so long and wished we could have told you all in person how amazing you were and how much you lifted the spirits of all those there that day, including the venue and catering staff.
We truly thank you, and hope you have many more years of playing such great music together, and sorry we didn't get to say farewell again.

All the best to all of you

Katie and Darren

Samantha Powell, Wedding reception, Farnham, Surrey

July 19, 2014

Thank you and your team so much for playing at our wedding on Friday. We loved
every moment and everyone commented how fab it was to have a steel band! It
created such a wonderful, happy atmosphere and I loved having a go too!

Thank you once again,

Samantha and nigel x

Sue & Steve Huntley 50th Birthday Party Essex

July 9, 2014

Hi Marcella
Just wanted to say a huge thank you to the band for last Saturday. You absolutely made our 'Tropical theme' come to life and we had loads of compliments from our family & friends on how great you were. Everyone is saying it's the best party they have been to for ages. We would love to do it all again. Have given your details out to those who requested them, Thanks again

Barbara Bullen, Birthday Party, Herts

June 5, 2014

Hi Marcella

Sorry I have taken so long to get back to you, but we have only just returned from Spain.

My husband really enjoyed your music and so did everyone at the party and there have been lots of complements re Juma.

Because you were playing when the guests were arriving and although they were surprised by the Caribbean theme, they did carry on talking etc.

But the noise level at which you played was excellent. Although background, it could be heard by all. And the choice of music was terrific.

The golf club have your details on their books now.

Wishing you much success in the future

Kind regards


Wedding reception. Herts

May 10, 2014

Hi Marcella,

Yes we all enjoyed the band very much and guests think they were a great idea for a wedding reception! I believe some guests have asked junior for business card for future reference. We are on honeymoon at the moment in Barbados, so haven't had a chance to see pictures or videos yet but will send you copies on our return once we've sorted it all out. Thanks again for making our day specie and the band was simply amazing!

Chat soon.
Kind regards,

Elizabeth-50th Birthday Party, Stock, Essex

April 2, 2014

ood Morning Marcella

Been busy sorry did not get back to you sooner! Yes we did enjoy the steelband, although it seemed like people were chatting etc, but the feedback was very positive indeed . Your playing added an ambience of being in the Caribbean, I personally enjoyed every minute of your playing.. Well done.. I will be using Juma Steelband again very soon in the summer.

Thank you so much for your professionalism.

Best Wishes

Elizabeth Forbes-Stobbe x

Maria , Blackhorse Workshop Opening, London E17

January 24, 2014

Hi Marcella and Junior

We all loved your music at the Blackhorse Workshop opening! You guys were great!! Wouldn't have been so festive without you.

Thank you and all the best!!


David Caddle, Wedding Reception,Old Rectory,Brentwood,Essex

January 23, 2014

Hi Marcella yes our guests loved your performance! It was definitely one of the highlights on the day. A big talking point. Just on honeymoon at the moment I was going to drop you a line when I was back.

Thank you and all the best!

David and Laura

Sandra Abraham, 8oth Birthday Party. London E16

December 3, 2013

Dear Marcella

Thank you so much for the lovely music you and the band played at my dad’s 80th Birthday. All the guest including dad really enjoyed it. It was very classy and contributed to a very elegant evening. You and your other band members were so lovely to deal with and I would definitely hire you again as well as recommend you to anyone you wants to hire a steel band - I have passed your number on to a few people now. Your professionalism was second to none and I really enjoyed your company.

I felt the music selection was perfect and beautifully played by you and the band. I did however, get a bit of a backlash from a few guests who felt I should have hired you for the whole night, but we will consider that for next time. Thank you to all of you we all really enjoyed it.

Best wishes


Sue Shepherd, Birthday Party, Canterbury

November 14, 2013

Dear Marcella,

We were very happy with the performance, thank you. Junior was very good and
they were very professional. We would certainly use them again if we had
such an occasion.

My husband was suitably surprised and delighted.

Thanks again for all your help in organising the event. Best wishes,


Diva Renton-Roderix- Company Summer Party, London N1

August 16, 2013

Hi Marcella & Junior,

I wanted to say a big thank-you for yesterday - everybody really loved it (and
didn't want to let you leave!). It set the mood perfectly.

Apologies for keeping you later, on an evening of A-level results celebration.


Dee Agyemfra, Wedding reception, Assembly Rooms, Wickham, Kent

August 2, 2013

Still trying to recover from the event. Thank you so much for making the event one to remember. We will definitely recommend you to friends and family . Once again a big thanks Kind regards Dee

Mandy Young, 21st Birthday Party, Benfleet, Essex

July 27, 2013

Hi Marcella and Junior

First of all I would like to thank you for coming to Kelly's 21st.

I have had very good feedback from the guests and everyone I spoke to said they thoroughly enjoyed the steel pan music and for some it actually made their night.

I would certainly recommend you should anyone ask me about steel bands.

Once again thank you for entertaining us, we all had a marvellous time and enjoyed your music very much.


Mandy Young

Wedding Reception, Museum Kent of Life, Midstone

July 25, 2013

Hi Marcella,

Thanks for getting in touch - the Juma band were fantastic and were a wonderful addition to a really perfect day for us. They were great musicians but also really nice guys and extremely friendly. They were set up in advance and web let some of our guests have a go on the drums!

Many thanks and I'll let you know if I hear of anyone else who needs a steel band!

Kind regards,


Company Summer Festival, Hampshire

July 4, 2013

Hi Marcella,

It was great to meet Junior and the rest of the band at the Newton Summer Weekend. They turned up promptly and were very professional and cheerful at the same time. Despite the lack of sunshine the band created a warm atmosphere with some great, sunshine filled, music that everyone, who was not watching the rugby, really appreciated and enjoyed. Their sound was a great start to our very own company festival. We would definitely book the Steel band in the future if the need is there.

All the best, Fiona

Fiona Sutherland
Event Coordinator

Company Summer Event, London EC4

July 2, 2013

Dear Junior and Marcella,

The band went down really well. We really enjoyed the music and it created the
perfect background ambience for our event. We hope to have an event where we can
welcome you back.

Many thanks for the night and for your efficient back office organisation in the
run up to the event.

Kind regards


Sophie Sacarello
Marketing and Business Development Co-ordinator

Laura and Phillip,Wedding Reception, Sevenoaks,Kent

June 24, 2013

Thank you so much for making our day extra special for us.
We have had so many comments about how good the steel
band were. Philip was so glad the duo arrived with plenty
of time and were very professional setting up so not to
cause any stress before we got married! We were very
grateful for the extra music played prior to the ceremony
which we weren't expecting. We enjoyed the music so much
and were a little sad when it had to stop! We especially
enjoyed having a go ourselves and are looking forward to
seeing the photos! We would recommend you 100% to anyone
else planning their wedding or event.

Best wishes,
Laura and Philip.

Helen and Will , Wedding Reception, Studland Bay, Dorset

June 9, 2013

Hi Marcella and Junior,

I hope you are both well and enjoying this gorgeous weather we now have!

Sorry for the delay in replying, having returned from our honeymoon and settling into married life, we wanted to get in touch to say a massive thank you to you both!
Will and I had such a wonderful day and we are so thankful that you both made that long trip to come and play at our wedding. The whole day was exactly what we wanted, could have wished for and you gave us such great music, creating the fun atmosphere we had hoped for.

All of our guest commented on how fabulous you both were and what a great idea it was to have you there. We loved having a go on the Steel Pans and of course would be happy to share some of these photos with you. Our photographer is currently editing them all and I can email you as soon as they are ready.

So thank you to you both again, we hope you also enjoyed the day and please do feel free to use this email as a testimonial. Would happily recommend you to others. We hope the rest of the year goes well for you both and once again thank you so much!!

With best wishes

Helen and Will - Mr and Mrs Wright!

80th birthday party,Clapham,London

January 28, 2013

Hi Marcella and Junior

I am finally back at home in the US after lots of delays due to snow and ice.

I received lots of positive feedback about your performance at my Dad's birthday party and people who did not even come said that they were sorry that they missed the band. I heard people singing along and that was a positive as I was not able to sit and listen to you.

Deciding to have a Steel Band perform was very adventurous for this group, but it worked out well and a good time was had by all.

Good Luck for the New Year.


Stratford Shopping Centre,London E15

December 10, 2012

Hi Marcella

The Juma Steel Band went down brilliantly at the Stratford Centre on 1st December.

They added a great atmosphere to the events happening on the day and had the crowd up and dancing.

Will definitely keep in mind for future events.

Many thanks


Wedding Reception, Penhurst,kent

November 5, 2012


Just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding on the 4th August. Everyone commented on the music and how it made such a lovely relaxed atmosphere.
We have finally got organised with the photos and we thought you would like to see the few that you are in!

Thanks again

Helen & Justin

Wedding Reception, Matara Centre,Tetbury,Glos

October 30, 2012


Just back from Honeymoon yesterday, so apologies for the delay. Thanks you so much for playing at our wedding reception, both Joanna and i have a great time and really enjoyed your music. A number of guest commented throughout the evening that they had had an amazing time and that they especially liked the fusion of East meets West that your band helped make happen. Loved the Caribbean injection and will recommend to others in the future. Thanks again for all.

Best Regards,

Rip & Jo

Golden Jamaican wedding Anniversary , Surrey

August 28, 2012

Hi Marcella,

We've had an extremely busy weekend sorting and recovering from my parents celebration. My husband and I would like to thank you and your husband for the wonderful performance of the steel pan music. It was absolutely FANTASTIC!! We have had many guests coming up to us later in the evening stating that it was such a surprise to hear that kind of music. They said that it reminded them of being back home when they were growing up and some of our friends who were born here loved it as well. Also some people hadn't thought about having this kind of entertainment for hire and will probably consider it for the future. I will definitely be passing on your details to anyone interested and will recommend you to others.

I hope you also enjoyed the evening and we will definitely be in contact again for a future event.

With all our best wishes

Carol and Courtney

Charlotte ,Wedding Reception ,Bromley Kent

February 8, 2012

The band were absolutely fantastic, I cant express how amazing we thought they were, everything we could have possibly wanted for our reception. All our guests thought they were perfect we had so much fun when the band were playing. Thank you so much for playing the most fantastic performance. We are reccomending you to everyone and we cant wait for another excuse to book the band again as we loved you that much.

Thank you thank you thank you.

Kind regards