“I booked Blues Armada for The Prince of Wales Hospice Roaring Twenties Ball. They were professional and easy to deal with and fully embraced the theme specifically learning and rehearsing music of the era. On the night they delivered big sounds and got the audience up dancing. I received only positive feedback from audience members on the night and would not hesitate to book Blues Armada again.”
Helen Wells, Event Fundraiser at The Prince of Wales Hospice
“We booked the Blues Armada for our wedding and they really gave it that slick, classy feel that you want from big band music! The quality of the music was outstanding, everyone really enjoyed it. The band themselves were really well presented and very professional in everything they did throughout the day, it really made our day extra special, and all for a very reasonable price! Thank you!”
Matthew Thompson (Victoria Hall, Saltaire)
“Blues Armada were highly recommended to me when I was looking for a high quality swing / jazz band to cover the occasion of my wife’s 40th birthday party. I can wholeheartedly say that they didn’t disappoint and were absolutely professional both throughout the evening and on the organisation prior. Luke and the band are without doubt, highly accomplished musicians and if ever a band was needed to gauge and create a mood for an occasion then these guys are for you. Very obliging, very patient and an absolute joy to work with I look forward to seeing them again in the future. Whilst this testimony comes from me having hired them, I could easily have replicated it a dozen times or more with the comments we had from the guests on the evening.”
Neil Spruce (The Blue Bell Inn, Blythe)
“I had the Blues Armada Jazz band for my wedding at The Queens Hotel. I found the band very professional and all my guests found the music they performed very enjoyable. I wouldn’t hesitate to book this band again they were brilliant and really made our wedding day! Luke conducted the band in a professional manner and accommodated my requirements without hesitation! They were fab and I would definitely have them again!”
Shobhna Maini (Queens Hotel, Leeds)
“As Manager of the Civic Office Team, representing the Civic Mayor of Doncaster, I have had the pleasure of engaging Blues Armada Music at events organised by Doncaster Council. These have included the Civic Mayor’s At Home Day and visits by representatives of the Queen, including the Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire and the High Sheriff. Luke has provided a musical performance on the piano, which has added a welcoming ambience to each occasion. I cannot recommend Luke highly enough, he gives a professional and consummate performance at a rate that belies his talent and provides value for money. I intend to use his services at further events linked to the Civic Mayor.”
Kay Bennett. Civic Office Manager, Doncaster Council.
“Just a quick note to say thank you for your performance at my party on Saturday…it was just perfect! Many of my guests have commented on your great set, it was really lovely and completely suited the mood of the afternoon. Thanks again, you were a fantastic!”
Joanne Day (Oulton Hall, Leeds)
“Over the years we’ve had many styles of musical entertainment for our formal receptions but never one which won such universal approval and gave so much enjoyment as Blues Armada. With Luke Cannon on vocals and piano these highly talented musicians succeeded in holding a room full of assorted musicians in total admiration of their musical ability and versatility.
From jazz, blues, funk and swing to rock ‘n’ roll, including classics like ‘Georgia on my Mind’ and ‘They Can’t Take That Away From Me’ there was something for everyone. Luke Cannon provided the vocals in his own distinctive style and his impressive keyboard improvisations delighted everyone but especially the highly accomplished and acknowledged pianist in the audience. With such obvious and promising talent as this the future looks bright for live music. Long may they continue.”
Margaret Hunt (Doncaster Choral Society)