References

All Kevin’s references are unsolicted from clients who hire him for events, weddings, shows etc. A selection are featured below. Copies of the original reviews & references and many more testimonials are available.

“We wanted a Sinatra/Buble-style singer and found a great guy called Kevin Fitzsimmons. He got the party going, and with classic swing songs there was something for everyone – even my gran who tore up the dancefloor!” – Radio 1 DJ & TV Presenter, Matt Edmondson, published in WEDDING Magazine. 

“Wanted to thank you for making last night such a success. Everybody loved you and you have such a wonderful way about you in addition to your amazing voice. You made such a great impression on everyone & wonderful memories for us all. I love the way you just took control! I’m so glad I booked you & hope to see you again when you play in London. Thanks too to Avril for making the whole booking experience such a pleasure too”  –  Emma Fry, Epsom, Surrey

“He is a far better singer than Buble, and has a most agreeable laid-back personality” – K. Barnes, President of Sinatra Music Society

“Wow!” – Peter Jones, BBC Dragons Den star

“A brilliant sound by both singer & band alike” – Latest 7 Magazine

“Just wanted to say thank you so much for being a part of our special day and making the evening so amazing. Kevin & the band were absolutely fantastic and I only wish I could’ve had them play all night. Avril, you were so helpful, friendly and accommodating in all the conversations we had in the run up to the wedding, and thank you again for all your help, with just three weeks notice! We’ll definitely be back in touch in the future” – Cressida and David, Essex

“I thought they were playing a CD (of Sinatra) until I came around the corner and saw it was you singing” – Shawn Levy, Author of The Rat Pack & US bestseller Rat Pack Confidential

“Wanted to confirm how fantastic Kevin was at my mum’s birthday celebration.  He has a great voice and was very relaxed and funny. He was also wonderful and very kind to my mum.  She loved him.  Everybody was impressed.  I would recommend to hire as a Frank Sinatra Tribute for any function” – J. Wild, London

“Just wanted to say what a brilliantly talented band,  a stupendous vocalist singing even better than Sinatra (dare I say it), what a magnificent display of talent. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole show” –  S Starck-Higgins, London

“We thank you from our hearts for a spectacular evening. Graham said that he would have paid any amount of money to hear you sing. Your voice is ‘flawless’ and unique with such a beautiful quality, effortless. The jazz musicians were also excellent – our wedding guests were equally captivated.”Mr. & Mrs. G. Thistle, Hampshire.

Kevin and his 13-piece Swing Band were delighted to be personally booked by TV star/actress Samantha Womack for her star-studded wedding held at Claridge’s hotel. “We can’t wait, we’ve told everyone how brilliant Kevin is” said groom Mark before the day and the couple were so thrilled, they  rang Kevin personally after the event to express their gratitude and convey the great feedback they’d had from their guests. “We are so pleased we had you at our wedding. LEGEND xxxx” said Samantha publically on Twitter too.

“Please pass on my sincerest thanks to Kevin for his performance at our Hollywood Ball last Saturday night. He was truly outstanding. What a voice! Our event was hugely successful and much of that is down to Kevin who set us on our way with a fantastic set. Thanks must go to you too Avril for making everything so straightforward and hassle free. I will certainly be recommending Kevin to anyone who is prepared to listen” – Mike Wedderburn, Sky Sports TV presenter & ex-Harlequins/Wasps Rugby star

“Please thank Kevin very much for performing at my 40th on Saturday.  We had a great party & his singing really made it – he was also very gracious in allowing my sisters to sing and occasionally hog the microphone. I have been listening to his CD, which is lovely, and will highly recommend him.” – I. Tighe, Surrey

Kevin was honoured to perform in the presence of HRH The Prince of Wales and many European Royals as guest singer with the Reel Deal band for a V.I.P. client who loved Sinatra. Dean Mark, Musical Director of Reel Deal says “We were extremely privileged and the evening was a great success. All of the guests enjoyed our music and gave Kevin & the band lots of fantastic comments, including the Prince of Denmark personally shaking my hand” www.reeldealband.com

“A massive THANK YOU for the swing set you performed at our wedding Kevin, you were utterly fantastic and our guests loved you! You were even better live than on CD! Honestly you were perfect! Subtle but super talented with serious stage presence and so professional. There was a moment when you sang “And the way you look tonight” and I was looking around the room at my wedding and it was a perfect moment I will never forget. Thank you also to you Avril as your booking service is exceptional!!!! From start to finish you were perfect and we will be recommending You!” – Sarah and John, Essex

“An utter professional with a voice like caramel and the ability to ad-lib and keep a noisy crowd entertained – its not often you get the whole package but that’s indeed what you get with the lovely Kevin. We would not hesitate in recommending him to corporate, social or family occasions – he really does have a wide appeal which hits the mark – he was worth every penny!” – Adelle Scott, Fundraising & Communications Manager, The Body Shop Foundation

“Everybody said the performance was superb! Our friends have seen many other so called Big Band singers but all were blown over by your reproduction. Will have to book the 50th!!” – J. Watson, Nottingham

“A singer who I had the privilege of hearing rehearse earlier and who is absolutely marvellous.  What a great voice.” – Sir Trevor Mcdonald

England footballer Glen Johnson personally requested that Kevin & his band be booked to entertain guests at his Charity Dinner, in aid of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, after being impressed by Kevin’s performance at a wedding he’d attended. “Kevin’s got a great voice, we love what he does” said event planner Mr. S. Taylor, and the evening itself was a huge success for all concerned, especially so for the charity involved.

“…our first dance was very memorable, and we were delighted to see all our friends & family enjoying the music throughout the evening.  We have since received numerous compliments about you and comments such as “I don’t normally dance but you couldn’t get me off the dancefloor!” and we appreciated your flexibility too, especially when things started to run behind schedule.  You really did create the perfect music and helped make our day so memorable for us and all who attended” – Kirsty & Gerard, Battersea, London

“Once again thank you for helping to make last week such a success, and I look forward to working with you again in the future” – R. Blakey, Event Organiser, Darren Gough’s ‘Question Of Sport’ Charity Dinner, The Royal Armouries, Leeds.

“Thank you for your great performance at Ray’s birthday at the Bakers Arms on Sunday.  Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it, but none more than Ray who was completely overwhelmed by the whole thing. He hasn’t stopped talking about it since. Thank you once again for a great afternoon of entertainment.” M. Ansell, Dorset

“Thank you for your help & efficiency in the organization. We had so many amazing comments about Kevin, and wanted to also mention how perfect it was when he remembered to dedicate ‘My Way’ to my aunt & uncle after the first course – they got up on the dance floor on their own & it was just fantastic!! I shall be recommending Kevin highly” – C. Fenwick, London

“Just a quick email to thank Kevin for an amazing performance. It was a small unusual venue that was busier than I expected, Kevin had them under control and dancing within 3 tracks! He was incredibly professional and perfect entertainment for Aileen’s Birthday Party, she absolutely loved it! I would recommend him for any event, from a full size theatre to a private party and I hope I get the chance to re book Kevin soon” – Richard Ward, South Yorkshire

“As you know I wanted the very best and you brought the sounds to life better than I could ever have hoped. You made Vegas and my guests still talk about your ‘Mr. Bojangles’. Thanks again to you and Avril” – J. Willis, BBC3, D.T.T.B

“You & the band were fantastic” – NBC Universal

“I just thought Kevin & band were amazing and created a great atmosphere last night.” – Mosimann’s Party Services, Caterers By Royal Appointment, London.

“Just wanted to say a big thank you to you for performing at our wedding at Thornton Manor. Both the guests and ourselves loved your voice and all the songs you sang were fantastic. orry we didn’t get to chat to you more, but we thoroughly enjoyed your performance and would recommend you in the future” – Charlotte & Nathan Rusowicz, Cheshire.

“We’ve had excellent feedback from the client. Kevin was so good – we would usually need to book a much bigger band to create the kind of impact Kevin created with just a small band” – C. Hines, Events Manager, Madame Tussauds

“Wow, when you and the band started playing we couldn’t believe how good you all were – we’ll definitely have you back again” – J. Todd, Unilever Head Office, London

“Many thanks for the part you both played in ensuring our wedding day was a day we will never forget. We enjoyed every minute of it and had so many nice comments from guests about Kevin’s performance (even Karis’s 85 year old grandma was dancing throughout the 2nd half of the performance!). We would not hesitate to use Kevin again in the future should the need arise (maybe an anniversary!). Thanks once again” – Mr. & Mrs. M. Smith, at Chateau les Merles, France

“I would like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to Kevin. He was absolutely fantastic! He exceeded our wildest dreams and each and every one of our guests commented on the quality of the performance. Kevin managed to get everyone dancing and it created a magical atmosphere that’s hard to put into words. It was a “broadway” performance that truly deserves praise and thanks. Thank you for enhancing and completing the most special day of our lives, and whenever the next family event comes along he will definitely be at the top of our list!” – Nicola & Julian, Cheshire

“You were fantastic – I was very impressed!” – Patricia Gryncewicz, Organizer of The World Travel Market at the Excel Arena, Docklands

“Thanks to you all for helping to make our wedding day so special. We had a fabulous day made even more memorable by the great music. Everybody commented on the quality and range of your set and that great voice that Kevin has! We were so pleased to have booked your amazing talents” – Lou and Neil Coy, Essex.

“Just wanted to say what a fantastic night it was, made all the better by Kevin’s outstanding performance and stunning voice – all our guests were in awe. Please pass on our thanks to Kevin for making the night so special” – Mrs. G. Riley, Kent

“Thank you so much for the truly wonderful job you did singing at our drinks reception, at our wedding in Somerset. We had the most fantastic day and both absolutely loved you singing all our Frank Sinatra/Ratpack favourites – we didn’t want it to end!! And as we’d hoped, our guests all loved you too. We heard so many compliments on you throughout the whole day! So thank-you so much for making the best day of our lives, even more special!” – Mr. And Mrs. S. Olah, London

“It was lovely to meet you & I wanted to pass on my thanks & appreciation for your wonderful performance. I have had great feedback from our guests & many have asked for your contact details. Thank you so much, it was a pleasure working with you.” – Simone, Event Planner, KidsCompany charity event at V & A Museum

“As the wonderful rollercoaster of emotions come to an end, I am writing this email to you to thank you for your wonderful performance on the evening of our wedding. I would also like to thank Avril for your help and advice in planning our evening. If in the future there is an event where you are performing and it is available to the public please let us know we would love to come. Thank you very much indeed” – Allan & Cheryl Beattie, Hertfordshire

“A huge thank you to you, Kevin and the band for playing at our wedding at Lower Slaughter Manor. It was a real pleasure to have dealt with you for the organization, you were so helpful and friendly. The band were fantastic on the night – they had everyone up and dancing. Our first dance was even better than we could have hoped as everyone was singing along – its one of my favourite memories!” – Mr and Mrs. M. Davenport, Gloucestershire

“Kevin is the best act we have ever booked.” – Beverley Sidnell, City Group PLC

“You were perfect, just what we wanted, thank you so much” – F. Rushton, Hermes-Paris

“We were sooooo pleased with the way Matt’s 40th party went… and the biggest success of the night was clearly YOU!!! Everyone has marvelled about the way you performed throughout the meal, in fact, plans went to pot when you sang as everyone was in the mood for dancing!! And the meal was put on hold whilst they all danced! Thank you so much for attending and being such an amazing performer….everyone has commented on you and I’m sure there’ll be a few calls over the months enquiring about your availability…I now wish you had stayed for the length of the party…next time, perhaps!!! Much success to you and Avril” – Beverley & Matt, Hertfordshire

“Wow! One of my wonderful memories is hearing you and your wonderful band ‘start up’ at our wedding! Utterly incredible. We sat at our table, I felt quite tired and there you all were! The atmosphere was electric; everybody thought you were wonderful. Even today people are still talking about you. I truly believe you made our wedding so special and memorable, we will never forget how awesome you sounded. So, thank you to you all from the bottom of our hearts” – Jane & Andrew, Cheshire

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for last night. We haven’t heard from the client yet but everyone seemed to have a really good time. And it was brilliant to see everyone dancing towards the end, they were clearly enjoying your effortless performance! We’ll be sure to bear you in mind for future events” – The Event Planner, RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

“Thanks for the wonderful job you did at Stoke Park Club on 10th July. The couple were simply delighted and are still raving about you!” – Kelly Chandler, The Bespoke Wedding Company

“I just wanted to say thank you as you are totally right, Kevin was totally fantastic! He really made the day so special and everyone was really impressed. The day after the wedding we got so many texts and calls saying what a great day it was and most ended with ‘especially the entertainer’! Please pass our thanks to him. He is a real star” – Mr & Mrs. Luscombe, Middlesex

“Just a quick note to say a huge thanks for the other night. It really was a fantastic event and Kevin played a large part in its success. Hopefully we can get you out here again sometime soon” – Roland Topf, Belgravia Asset Management, Jersey

“Kevin is an amazing guy in everyway, and is the epitome of professional entertainment. His choice of songs reflected the great style and uniqueness that was Sinatra. In a sentence, I want this man at our birthdays, weddings, christenings, Christmas.… I think you get the picture” – The Games Room (Private Members Club), Mayfair, London

“Thank you very much for the excellent entertainment on our wedding day. Everyone really enjoyed Kevin’s performance, it was absolutely brilliant. We were so pleased to have found you (thank goodness for Google!) it made our day that bit more special. Thanks again” – Jackie & Paul, Essex

“I wanted to thank you and your band for your contribution to what has been hailed by all involved as a resounding success. Your performance and style was perfectly in tune with what I wanted to create on the evening and your professional but relaxed approach made my job, as the producer, a great deal easier than it can sometimes be. I look forward to working with you again soon” – A. Keen, Producer, Aspers Northampton VIP Launch Night

“I would like to thank you so much for helping make our Valentine Dance such a success. Your act is truly wonderful and I have had nothing but positive comments about you. I think you have a very special talent and do hope I have the privilege of seeing you perform again.” – Sue Ecclestone, Director, Hartismere Development Group, Suffolk

“We just wanted to thank you so much for providing such great entertainment at our Christmas Party. We received so many positive comments from people who attended and we enjoyed it immensely. So thank you! We look forward to seeing you at a future event!” – L. Bayley-Winchester, Barclays Bank PLC, Head Office, London

“We wanted to say a huge thank you for helping to make our wedding day so special. Everyone was raving about Kevin’s voice and we all thoroughly enjoyed both his sets. Kevin, you are incredibly talented and we hope your career goes from success to success – you deserve it. Please keep us in touch with any public events you are singing at, as we’d love to hear you (and meet you) again” – Clive and Aaron, Aberdeenshire

“A Really Big Thank You to you and the four piece band. Your performance and professionalism at our wedding at “Moddershall Oaks” was outstanding. We were, as you know, so looking forward to re-hearing ‘Sinatra’ after Clive and Aaron’s Scotland celebration and you certainly didn’t disappoint. Everyone has commented on the “WOW” factor. Like your website says we want you at every birthday, christening, wedding, Christmas celebration ……….. we’re still playing the CD and have fond memories” – Mr. & Mrs. R. Perkin, Staffordshire

“Just a quick note to say thanks for an excellent nights entertainment on Saturday. Everyone that has spoken to me today has commented on how much they enjoyed the evening especially the two sessions that Kevin performed. Like all tough crowds they were a little reserved at first but soon got into the “swing” (no pun intended). Once again many thanks.” – D. Dawson, BP Oil UK Ltd

“We just wanted to thank you and the band again for playing at our wedding. Kevin, you were just amazing and I can’t believe how quickly that hour went by… You were the ‘icing on the cake’ for us and it meant so much to have you sing on our special evening! Our friends are still talking about you! P.S – love the CD”. – Louise and Simon Smith, Cambridgeshire

“I wanted to thank you for the great music you played at my 60th Birthday Lunch. Everyone loved it and you really added to the atmosphere of the day. It was great to deal with Avril too – she was efficient and charming. I do hope that we can recommend you to some of our clients and look forward to working with you in the future” – Carole Shapiro, Melanies Event Catering

“You and your band were absolutely fantastic, it was the perfect style to complement the whole day. We have had so much feedback about the entertainment, all of our guests – whether they were up on the dance floor or listening from a distance – commented on how good you all were. We have recommended you to all our friends who are engaged – once again thanks so much”– Edward & Tamara Spencer, Hampshire

“On behalf of myself and my new husband Steve I’d very much like to thank Kevin and his very talented band for providing such wonderful entertainment on our big day. We were thrilled with how everything turned out and Steve in particular was very honoured to be called up to sing with Kevin. We shall of course recommend you to anyone who is considering a band for their wedding!” – Stephanie Harris, Berkshire

“Just wanted to say a big thank you for arranging everything and to pass on our thanks to Kevin and the band. They were excellent and my parents were overwhelmed when Kevin sang ‘True Love’. Many thanks” – L. Margolin, London

“Thanks Kevin so much for entertaining us on Saturday, we all thought he was wonderful. The guests were talking about him long after he was gone and I suspect will be for quite some time, he was simply excellent” – Mr. and Mrs. N. Hadley, Lancashire

“Thank you so much for a fabulous performance last night. We will definitely hire you for next year” – Karen Peters, Reed Business Information Ltd, Surrey

“We just wanted to say thank your for all your assistance in the lead up to the wedding & for making the day so memorable. We had so many great comments about Kevin’s wonderful voice & for the band. Thanks again for a great performance.” – Mr. & Mrs. T. Wooden, Surrey

“There is much more to being a tribute act than the right make-up and costume, as is proved by the marvelous Kevin Fitzsimmons. His Sinatra relies ostensibly on a remarkably astute vocal tribute. With a perfectly natural timbre to his voice he immediately conjures up Old Blue Eyes in his glory years. His choices for the afternoon were impeccable, offering the audience a glimpse at Sinatra the lounge singer, with the familiar Witchcraft to open, I’ve Got The World On A String and closing with the louche, almost melancholy One For My Baby” – The Stage Newspaper

“Kempton Park was thrilled with your performance last night, so were both myself and Liz. Well done!” – B. Birkett, Liz Hobbs Concerts & Events Ltd.

“Thank you so much for your performance on Sunday, everyone absolutely loved it. Maybe we’ll see you again as thinking of another big party for one of our anniversaries – you rocked and we loved it, it was everything that we expected” – Louisa & Sarah, London

“I would like you to pass on our thanks to Kevin, he was fantastic! Many thanks” – S. Alliband, Bank of Nova Scotia, London

“I just wanted to say what a fantastic singer Kevin is as Frank Sinatra Tribute, he made my wedding day go off superbly. People haven’t stopped talking about it and with Kevin singing I achieved the atmosphere I was looking for. Everyone thought he was fabulous so I can’t thank him enough for making my day!” – Penny Pamplin, Essex

“We just wanted to say a MASSIVE, MASSIVE thank you for your performance at our wedding. We had an absolutely wonderful day and your set was truly the icing on the cake. Everyone thought you were fantastic and made us feel guilty for not having you on all night! We’ll be recommending you to everyone we know and will keep hold of your details to hire you for any future event we may have. We wish you every success for the future, you definitely deserve it!” – Laura & Andy Pollock, Surrey

“Thank you so much to you and your band for playing such a fantastic set at our event. Everyone really did enjoy it” – Eve O’Sullivan, Henderson Global Investors

“Thank you so much for a wonderful performance on Saturday night. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed listening to you, we only wish you played for much longer! If we are ever arranging another party, you can guarantee we will be calling on you!” – Mrs and Mrs J. Risby, Sussex

“My client was very impressed by you and your band, so much so that they want us to make sure you’re booked again for their next event” – The Finishing Touch Event Co, London

“Just wanted to thank you again for helping to make Jo’s party such a memorable and fun evening. Your performance was as good as we knew it would be and everyone we have spoken to since has commented on how special it was. We hope you enjoyed being part of our night and I will keep hold of your details for the next Turner party” – Matt Turner, Surrey

“The Belgrave Square Garden Party was a great success. The Sinatra sound-a-like singer, Kevin Fitzsimmons, did a first class job in keeping everyone entertained, and was admired by all” – The Residents’ Committee, Belgrave Square, London

“James & I would like to say a huge thanks for your wonderful singing at our wedding. You were brilliant and entertained us & our guests superbly. We had an absolutely wonderful day & would recommend you anytime!” – Mr. And Mrs. J. Jennings-Poole, Essex

“Just wanted to say a huge thank you for your brilliant performance on Friday at my father’s wake. It must have been a difficult gig for you in a difficult atmosphere. You were as professional an artist as we have ever seen live. Our guests couldn’t stop talking about you after you left. We hope that we get the chance to book you again in happier times” – Neil Fletcher, Surrey

“Thank you so much for to  your fantastic performance at our wedding. We absolutely loved it and so many of our guests commented on what an amazing voice you have. Thanks again and don’t be surprised if you hear from us to hire you as a Frank Sinatra Tribute again when we are arranging another party” – Alison Hillis, Hertfordshire

Kevin Fitzsimmons is a London/Essex based Frank Sinatra Tribute for hire nationwide plus Home Counties eg Kent, Surrey, & worldwide for events, parties and weddings.  Go to his Frank Sinatra Tribute For Hire page to hear demos now.  For bookings and enquiries go to Contact Page or telephone Avril directly on 01702 219501/ 07905 169764.