"What a great and energetic band - the band sounds fantastic."
- Carlos Ward, saxophone player working alongside Band of Gold in Zurich
"A superb band led by an even more superb reeds man."
- Roy Stears, presenter BBC Radio Devon & Cornwall
"A fantastic band led by one of the best tenor players in the UK."
"This band is awesome"
- Jim Fryer, trombone player from New York
- Digby Fairweather, trumpet player, BBC Radio Presenter & author
Sounds of the 60s Saga Rhine Cruise, 14th October 2019
"It was our first river cruise, we thoroughly enjoyed it . The scenery was stunning and the 60’s group Band of Gold who played in the evenings were very good. We will probably go on another cruise sometime in the future"
"The music was the best thing about this cruise"
"First time I had been with them and first cruise (a river cruise) along the Rhine first class all the way. We stopped at Bonn, Koblenz, Rudesheim, and Cologne. the start and finish was at Arnhem. We were given a map of each town we stopped at and some information so we could go ashore and explore. We were also given a quiz each day which was usually done as a team effort. The group Band of Gold were brilliant every night so we could dance the night away. I had pre booked a trip to the Siegfrieds Mechanical music museum in Rudesheim. Well worth a visit went on a 'Noddy Train' to get there."
Purbrook /Waterloloville, GB
"The music in the evening was great, the band were so talented. All our party enjoyed the music and were able to dance to the songs."
"Great music. The band were capable of giving competent performances of every song or instrumental they played. The leader, Jeremy, was amusing and also a tremendous tenor saxophone player. I knew the words and music of every song they played, as did almost every other guest on board. This made a great atmosphere. The nightly music was the highspot of the holiday for me"
Wedding, Totnes, 24th September 2016
Just wanted to say thanks so much to Jeremy and the band. Everyone loved them and I've passed your details on to a few other people who are planning parties.
Charlie & Jessica
Hospital Summer Ball, 5th July 2013
Dear Jeremy and Maria,
Many thanks once again for the great playing and entertainment from "Band of Gold" for our Hospital Medical Staff Committee Summer Ball and retirement celebrations on 5th July 2013 at the Moorland Garden Hotel, Yelverton.
Please could you pass my thanks to all members of the band.
I hope the hotel looked after you adequately in the bar with food and drink.
With best wishes,
Old Duke Jazz Festival 2009
"Jeremy Huggett’s Band Of Gold proved their fantastic musical talents to us all."
Suit yourself Magazine
"On Saturday 24th October 2009, the Plymouth Branch of the Jubilee Sailing Trust held a black-tie dinner and dance at the New Continental Hotel in Plymouth. The event was well supported with 155 guests in attendance. Local around-the-world Yachtsman Conrad Humphreys attended the event as the Guest speaker. Jeremy Huggett’s Band of Gold provided the evening’s music and the dance floor was full of people enjoying dancing off their three course meal!
The event was hugely successful and raised over £2,500.00 by way of an auction and a raffle."
"Dear Jeremy and all band members,
Thank you so much for contributions helping our 50th birthday celebrations. Many people complimented the music and the dancing spoke for itself.
We both had a very enjoyable evening and hope you all enjoyed it. We also hope that the hotel looked after you as well as they did us.
We shall certainly be recommending you to friends who want a similar event.
With best wishes
Sophia and Tim Freegard"
Husband and Wife's joint 50th birthday
6th June 2009 at Two Bridges Hotel Princetown Dartmoor
Old Duke Jazz Festival 2008
".....and then to close the festival is Jeremy Huggett’s Band Of Gold, featuring one of the most respected tenor sax players in the country and playing a mixture of mainstream and traditional jazz, lounge jazz, swing, bossa nova, blues and rock’n’roll.
"...would also like to thank you for your excellent performance at the Grand Hotel on the 8th March 2008 everyone enjoyed the evening and some of us were still in the bar at 4.00 am the whole evening was perfect and went like clockwork. There were 20 Clubs and 5 Districts represented at our event."
Presidents Night for the Rotary Club of Totnes
We would like to thank you for playing at our wedding in St Audries Park on 7th October 2007.
The night went with a bang with many special moments that only your band could have given to us on the unforgettable day of our life. The Cinderella Waltz was so beautiful and sweet, we will never forget the tune so well played by you all. Thank you ever so much for having given us the honour of having you play and the lovely ways you the band have patiently listened to so many requests and played so well each of them.
Your playing was a significant feature of the fairytale beauty of the day and part of the happy memories we have from the day which went well as far as we could see, as everybody seem to be very happy and cheerful.
Remaining grateful and wishing all the best for Christmas and New Year.
Mr & Mrs Antti Kesisaari"
(A multi national wedding the band played for at St Audries Park Watchet Somerset)
"To Jeremy & Maria,
Just a quick note to say thanks for making our wedding such a memorable occasion - You guys really were the icing on the cake! Everyone was raving about it the next day.
Best wishes for the future and hope to see you performing at a jazz festival near us soon,
Graham & Claire
9th December 2006 - Wedding in Norfolk
"Just a quickie to say how enjoyable the Band was at Bude, and hope you enjoyed the gigs as much as I did. My friends from Cambridge also thought you were brilliant! Well Done!"
Tony Caffry September 2006 Bude Jazz Festival
"Just a brief note to thank you for appearing at our Festival. You were, as usual, very well received."
Ian Pennicott Secretary FRIENDS OF TEIGNMOUTH JAZZ FESTIVAL November 2006
"Just a note to thank you all for your efforts on Fri. As a first time I thought it went very well. Thank you for your patience and co-operation. Needless to say as professionals your music was superb."
Howard August 2006 - Jazz by the Riverside
"I heard the band at Bude this week and was very impressed."
Harold September 2006 Bude Jazz Festival
"Hi Maria Just a quick note to thank the band for playing at my wedding back in July. They were absolutely fantastic and enjoyed by everyone there - they really added to making the day so perfect, so please thank them all from me. Thank you also for being so efficient and kind in all the organisation. It is a pleasure to deal with someone so pleasant and helpful.
I will certainly be recommending the band to anyone i hear is looking for a jazz band."
Nicola Hillman August 2006
"Many thanks for the excellent music at our Daughters wedding It was very enjoyable my only regret is that I did not get more time to sit and listen. We did get many compliments on the band. I am sorry that I did not get to thank you personally but things were a bit hectic. We would certainly recommend you to anyone."
David Cannings July 2006
"Just to say a big thank you for Friday night- we had a really good start
to the Music Train season and there was a lot of positive feedback about
Rebecca Catterall on behalf of Devon Rail Partnership May 2006
"I would like to say how wonderful they were at our evening wedding
party in October! A big thank you."
Barbara Frew December 2005
"We were delighted with Band of Gold's performance at our civil wedding. Maria was extremely efficient in arranging contracts and play lists, and the band were speedy and unobtrusive when setting up. Best of all, their wonderful playing really helped create a joyful atmosphere during our marriage ceremony, and they kept the guests well entertained during the formal photographs! Friends have already asked us for their details, and we have no hesitation in recommending them to everyone."
Esther Maughan January 2005
"Please could you pass on my thanks to Jeremy and his band for their
performance at my wedding on 12th June 2004. They guys were super - everyone
really enjoyed it. The guys were all polite and very talented. We also
really appreciated the fact that they travelled up from Devon especially
for the wedding."
Gemma & Richard
"... we thought you were brilliant...we received many compliments from our guests about the music....Please pass on out thanks to all the band for their part in making our 'dream' day!!! We had such a memorable time and you all most certainly did contribute to it!!!!"
Colleen and Gerry - Wedding September 2002
"I just wanted to let you know how much we both enjoyed listening to the band last evening; we were completely awe stuck.
It has taken all this time for me to 'persuade' Martin to come and now I don't think I'll keep him away!"
Caroline May 2002
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