Dear Jeff and Band,
Sorry it’s taken me a few days to get round to writing (have been away for a few days, leaving Steve to recover from his party all on his lonesome!) but just wanted to say you were all absolutely fabulous at the party - you really were the icing on the birthday cake. We've had so many e-mails from our friends saying what a great time they had, and they all mention the music and how much they loved having a good boogie. Steve had a fantastic time, which was after all the point of the night I suppose, and I can't thank you enough for letting him take control of the mic for ‘Mack the Knife’ - he now fancies himself as the next Jeff Barker (but I don't think he could carry off the converse boots!).
So thank you so much for making the party all that I had hoped for and more. You deserve every success in the world, and I have no doubt that great things will come your way.
See you soon I hope, Lots of love.
I just wanted to thank you for your amazing performance at my wedding reception. It was amazing how you managed to involve everybody, from my grandparent's right down to the toddlers. Your choice of music couldn't have been any better, I think you managed to play all of my grandmothers' favourites, and included some more current songs that everybody knew and loved. You really made our day perfect and for this we would like to thank you greatly.
Love from J & J
The Jeff Barker Band
I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you so much for your fantastic performance at my daughter's wedding. we have received so many complements from friends and family. You really do seam to be able to please all of the people all of the time. Our daughter and son-in-law also wanted us to pass on their thanks for helping to make the occasion so memorable and their first dance so romantic, I have passed on your details to the hotel manager who was also very impressed with the quality of the show.
Yours with thanks
JBB Facebook Feedback since April 2010
Genuine feedback from our fans on FaceBook...
'Love the new video on YouTube..can we have more please..we need our JB fix here in Essex ...X'
'Good gig on Friday, and love those shoes! X'
'I LOVE the Jeff Barker band, they make me wanna SCHWINGGGGG!'
'Had a fabulous time last night at the Nelson will definitely look out for you in future .. go guys :D'
'Jeff and the boyz were fantastic at the Nelson in Broadstairs last night. A good time was had by all. L & J'
'Me and my monkey!!! Great performance at the bandstand....amazing! xx'
'Saw you at Pavillion loved it and then really enjoyed your performance at bandstand cant wait to see you again think that makes me a fan. B'
'Hi guys just added the photos that I took last Saturday at the bandstand hope you like them. We had a fantastic time you were brilliant, loved 'me and my monkey' hope to see you again soon. X'
'Hi there - just wanted to say we saw you at the San Clu on Friday night (the couple who were sitting by the door when you were setting up) Thanks for a brilliant evening - we only went in there for dinner so what a fantastic surprise. We thought the band were great!! X'
'I saw the band for the first time this morning in Maidstone and thought you were brilliant. You are all really good muscians/singers and Swing appeals to all ages. I am definitely a groupie and look forward to your next gig.
'You guys were amazing last night. loved Jeff's outfit as well! massive thumbs up =]'
'Saw you guys at the party in Broadstairs on Saturday...great party, great hatter outfit and great band! Will definitely be coming to see you guys play during folk week! Thanks for a schwinging night. X'
'I'm the Italian Fan!!!! ;D'
'We Folking loved that!!!! what a brilliant night boyz thank you - the Mad Hatter was inspired, a little bizarre and yet strangely alluring!!!! Happy 1st Birthday, hope to see you tomorrow x' (During Broadstairs Folk Week 2010)
'I heard there was some good entertainment at the Bugsy's Bowling Bash last night...my family told me about this awesome swing band they had there...you should check em out ;)'
'Friday night at the Nelson! One excellent gig!'
'Great band!! Great gig at the Rose!!! 1st time heard band and absolutely brilliant!!! Folking it up!!!' (During Broadstairs Folk Week 2010)
'Brilliant band saw you at the Rose!!!'
'grt afternoon in the barnby today...........'
'Brilliant as always, thanks boyz x'
'Fantastic gig - cant wait till Fridays one. Keep em coming'
'What a great afternoon'
'Loved gig in dickens this week really enjoyed cant wait for next time'
'Do you have a gig guide? Saw you today at Dickens loved the Mad Hatter look.....want to share you with my whole family now :)'
'Blimey what a brill band! Saw you Wednesday and said to my ma you gotta come Friday and see him he's hot really good looking er and sings a bit!!! Got to Dickens ma in tow and you looked like Johnny Depp!!! Oh well just another excuse to see you again!! I've never seen a bar so packed. XX'
'How FANTASTIC were you guys!!! Had an awesome time watching you in the Dickens ...cant wait to see u guys again real soon!! :-) xx'
'We managed to get to to 4 of your gigs this week, only missing Wednesday (inconsiderate husband was working!) all were awesome. So pleased the Mad Hatter made his return, see you at Christies - keep schwinging boyz - you have the 'Allure' x x'
'Saw you twice at Broadstairs- Barnaby and Dickens - both were amazing performances.You really know how to get the audience participating and enjoying your music. Loved the sound and had the honour of sitting next to Mr Cool on Wednesday - both he and your mum were very proud people; and rightly so....we shall see you again.'
'Will be coming Bank Hol Mon @ Fayreness with the loyal gang! Two words are coming to mind Groupies&Stalkers....no that's not another band! Thanks for clearing your stuff & letting us have the corner spot at Dickens. Was a gr8 view.'
'Saw you at the dickens yesterday, didn't have a clue what to expect, thought you were brilliant :-)'
'We're swinging - go see them if you get the chance, they're brilliant - 30th August on the green outside Fayreness Hotel, Swing on the Sea'
'Great week guys caught every gig it was a blast, hope to catch you real soon'
'What a great and fab time we had at the Dickens in Folk Week. You all totally rocked and blew us all away. Thanks XXXX'
'Thanks guys for another FANTASTIC afternoon of music...had a great time schwinging.....it was schwingtastic!! Looking forward to seeing the JBB very soooon xx'
'Well what can we say!?!?!?! Brought along some new Schwiiiingers and they're converted Shame wasn't outside having got table right at front 20 people stood like a ruddy wall in front of us so didn't see you. Good job you stand on the tables!! See you shooooon. Me and my xxxxx'
'Terrific afternoon. You were absolutely fantastic!!'
'He's the king of the swingers ohhhh ...'
'Very good at the Fayreness today schwingers!! Thanks guys x'
'Had a brilliant time Monday, thanks boyz just posted my photos hope you likey!!! see you at the Bandstand x'
'Had a great afternoon in Deal enjoying the Band, best afternoons entertainment had for years looking forward to the next time , Schwing is king.C, J, C & M the new Schwingers'
'We really really enjoyed that ...and I've got a new JBB hat ..... whoop whoop'
'Great gig....we had a wicked afternoon :) You were FABULOUS!! Xx'
'Just want to say thank you for a great time yesterday. See you on November 5th and thanks for the hat. You are fantastic boyz.x'
'Saw the band for the first time at The Bandstand in Broadstairs this weekend. Absolutely brilliant afternoon. Loved the band.'
'Great night last night, thanks boyz....I'll try & get the old man online & then you can have a 70 year old groupie....The B's from Dover.'...
'Another wicked night! guess i'll be getting a t shirt next... really cheered me up!!!'
'Cracking night for us all !! :-} Happy Days...Simply the Best!! S, N, A & Co XX'
'Absolute blast of a night..............well done guys your rocked dickens world!!!!'
'I got left babysitting while my parents came and saw you last night, so they are going to have to make it up to me by taking me to see you at the boating pool !! xx'
'Two thirds there - yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh! Very fed up that I wont be able to see JBB until 31st - will definately get withdrawal symptoms, but then twice in one week, so that will make up for it. Make sure you drag G up on stage to sing on 31st. X'
'Thanks for another brilliant evening at the San Clu on Friday . We had a great time. Xx'
'Can I be the first member of your overseas fan club?'
'Hi JBB groupies&stalkers are getting our frocks out ready for D&D at The Fayreness on Saturday. Hope the bar will be well stocked for us "Li'l ole wine drinkers"!!!! xxxx:-)'
'Really enjoyed your gig at the Fayreness Hotel last night, we all had a fantastic evening. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.'
'hi guys, well what a stonking night at the Fayreness hotel,you have a great talent keep it up boys , from the "new schwingers" xx'
'Great night guys you nailed it !!'
'Jeff Barker as the joker - Pure genius, tantalizingly terrifying, bordering on disturbing, verging on insanity.............Genius xxx'
'Great afternoon at the boating pool. As usual absolutely brilliant performance. Have to agree with D...the joker was pure genius'
'Thanks so much boys!! We loved the gig, wish we could have you every weekend! (Feedback from Venue)'
'u were brilliant tonite! my daughter was the one glued to u lol! X' (Feedback from fan about her young (toddler) daughter)
'What a great evening - you were all just fantastic, looking forward to the next one boyz x'
'Great night again at band stand hope you all dont have bad hangovers tomorrow keep up the good sounds'
'Well done tonight guys top performance!! and Jeff even with the mic problems you carried on like the true showman you are! top marks :) JD helped I'm sure hehe'
'Hey Guys. Friday was a great gig. and what a crowd! and a welcome return to the stage - now that ol' Jack is back! Lol'
'Thank you very much guys for letting me jam with, you were brilliant. Big love from Essex'
'Well done guys!!! Love from Italy xxxx'
'Thank you so much Jeff & Da Boyz ..you were truly utterly awesome as per usual...Chelmsford was well n truly Schwung!! and we loved every minute of it..What a marvellous Band you are!!! Yey X'
'Thank you boyz you rocked the place and it would not have been the same without you!!! We had a fantastic night once again x x'