***** Empire were an exceptional band, making our wedding reception a night to remember :) Fantastic songs, a full dance floor all evening, would book again and highly recommend.
Minka Myles & Alex Daniels - Marquee @ Hardwick Grange
***** Empire played our wedding in Bath on August 10th and we couldn't have been happier with them. First and foremost their performance was excellent and our dance floor was full from the first song until the last. As a five piece band they created a great overall sound and a professional and polished performance. Starting off with more modern numbers to get the energy levels in the room up, they then transitioned into more funk/soul/classic rock tracks which suited the audience. They were able to read the crowd and set the tone accordingly which I think is really important in order to ensure that the guests could fully engage with their set. Countless people approached me after the event to compliment them and express how much fun they had had at the evening reception thanks to the band being so good. Joe - the band leader - was very friendly and easy to deal with in the run up to the event and on the day the whole band were lovely and we had a lot of fun interacting with them. They arrived on time and completed their set-up and sound check etc. within the agreed time-frame. In summary they are extremely talented and professional musicians who are also fantastic to be around and to deal with. I would definitely recommend them to any couples looking for the perfect wedding band for their big day.
William Fussell & Tomomi Nakazawa, Wedding - Bath
***** Empire were excellent and professional. Would 100% book again.
ROSPA, Awards Dinner
***** We specifically wanted a 5 or 6 piece band, when we initially searched and listened to quite a few we were both instantly attracted to the sound quality and energy that Empire have.We realise that the band are used to performing at much bigger venues but were just relieved that they were available to play for us that day as they were our 1st choice. We also appreciate the distance that they travelled from the Midlands up to Yorkshire and also the fact that members of the band had early commitments the next day.
We had lots of lovely comments from our guests asking about Empire and saying how good they were. My only regret is that they couldn't have played for us longer as I believe our guests probably had a bit more dance floor stamina left in them! In hindsight when planning our wedding we should have thought more about providing music after the band had left! From start to finish we found Empire extremely professional, setting up to packing up we hardly knew they were around, but when they were playing they performed superbly and certainly helped provide the party atmosphere.Our wedding was a whirlwind and flew by as we tried to greet and chat to everyone there. We appreciate the fact that members of the band came to say cheerio at the end of the evening. We would certainly recommend Empire in the future!
Sarah Johnson & John Maughan - York Marriott - Wedding
***** The band members were lovely and they sounded fantastic. I have had so many people who attended saying how great the band were. I would recommend this band to anyone. I think I was dancing and singing most of the night. I'm so glad I chose Empire to play at my 60th birthday party. Thank you guys for a fab song list.
Zena Inger - Tudor Barn, Mansfield - Birthday
***** Empire were brilliant at our end of season ball! Very flexible and worked around us.
Nichole Geraghty, Lutterworth Rugby Club
***** Having Empire at our joint birthday celebration was an absolute delight.They were professional at all times,attentive,friendly and flexible with time.As a band they had a good engagement with the audience and recognised the mood of the party and complemented suitably with the songs that they performed.During the evening a number of our guests enquiried who the band were and we received nothing but praise for a great night of entertainment.We would definitely book them again for any future events.
Judith Baxter, Evesham
Carl & Maria, Nuneaton
***** Empire were fantastic! We had loads of comments from our guests about how good the band were.
Emily Hack, Cheshire
***** Empire were fantastic; the whole reception were on their feet enjoying the band for the entirety of their set. Their stage presence was exceptional and their set list was a true crowd pleaser. Numerous people have since enquired with us about the band so I really hope they get more bookings in the future.
Ian and Jenny Mitchell
***** Empire were one of the best additions we made to our wedding planning to help make our special day perfect! You really were the standout moment of the day for us and all of our guests! After all the emotion of the day, you really captured the mood perfectly and from your first song, had everybody on the dance floor and kept us all there until you finished late into the evening. We can’t even begin to try and say how thankful we are but you really did make our day perfect. We’ve had so many kind words and thanks for being part of the best wedding people have ever been to, including comments from the staff at our venue. You are all extremely talented and professional and it was so personal it was like we had family playing for us! We wish you all, all the best for the future and cannot wait to book you again for other special occasions.
Chris & Emma, Staffordshire
***** I was fortunate enough to book the band Empire and I have to say that they were fantastic. Very accommodating and very professional. They had the dance floor packed all night. Great musicians and great entertainers. I would highly recommend booking this band. Thank you to you all.