Mike Allen

What people say.

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PRIVATE PARTY  June 6th 2015

Mike totally exceeded our expectations, he made our event into the party we hoped for! He arrived and set up on schedule and was completely organized. He was professional, polite and well presented!

      Sherrie Ralton. The Old Mill Hertfordshire.

 

60th BIRTHDAY PARTY  May 30th 2015

We couldn’t fault him.

Mike was well worth the money, he was a great entertainer for us all and he couldn't have put in more effort than he did, everybody loved him, we would certainly use him again and again he was a pleasure to have at my husband's 60th birthday, we couldn't fault him.

      Mary Ironman. Kent.

 

WEDDING May 2nd 2015

We used Mike  for an acoustic set, as well as his three piece band for 2 evening sets at our wedding reception and was lucky enough to have another 4 sets in between from 2 other different artists who came, set up and left in between.  It goes without saying that this was out of the ordinary for a wedding reception but Mike was amazing, coming over ‘super early’ to be the guy who looked after everything and sorted everything out for us.  The communication beforehand was spot on and on the night the sets and vocals were amazing and he was able to get a ‘not so traditional’ dance floor area going.  I was super impressed with the band, the acoustic set and Mike generally as a person.  We would not hesitate in recommending them for any occasion.

      Vanessa and Stuart. 

 

WEDDING 20th Dec 2014

Mike was a consummate professional who produced a performance above and beyond our expectations. I would wholeheartedly recommend him! Everything about the day was excellent - exactly as we envisaged it when we planned what turned out to be a quite original celebration.  The music was a key part of that for us - you, your choice of music and the fun and enthusiasm injected into the evening were absolutely perfect.  A couple of your choices for songs were unplanned by us and couldn't have been better - your own version of a couple of songs that Sarah and I both love added to our evening.   We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did and that our team of helpers made you welcome, well fed and watered.   Once again, thank you for being part of our day and we really appreciate your efforts into making it special.  As promised in your advert - a stylish, consummate professional.  Have a great end to your year and a successful 2015

      David & Sarah Pearson. Carnglaze Caverns. Cornwall.

 

CORPORATE EVENT Sep 12th 2014

Hi Mike

Thanks for playing at our company "do" last Friday.  We have had lots of positive comments about you and your choice of music and professionalism certainly helped make our event such a success. All my best wishes,

      Ann. The georgian boat on the thames. 

 

60th BIRTHDAY PARTY Sep 6th 2014

 We were delighted to have found Mike after having seen him perform many years ago in local pubs and loving his sound - he made my 60th birthday party and old friends reunion a most enjoyable evening - would very highly recommend Mike to anyone looking for a good evening!

      Alan Gould.  Surrey.

 

WEDDING Aug 16th 2014

Our wedding guests all remarked on such a high standard of entertainment from Mike. I only wish we had booked him longer, he had a great selection of tunes. And he played very well with the audience. We could not fault him.

      Roy Holohan. Suffolk.

 

PRIVATE PARTY July 5th 2014

Mike arrived early to set up and was friendly and mixed with my family before the party started. His performance was fantastic and everyone was up dancing almost straight away. His voice is great and he sings such a varied range to suit most people. Would definitely recommend him and would book him again. Had loads of texts from friends and family saying how impressed they were. Thank you Mike for making my party a great night.

      Claire Fazekas. Buckinghamshire.

 

GARDEN PARTY / 25th ANNIVERSARY Aug 24th 2013

Mike sang for us at our 25th Wedding Anniversary Party. It was a Hawaiian theme party in our garden and it was the wettest day of the year. We had torrential rain all day and night but luckily had enough cover for Mike and our guests to enjoy the evening.
   Mike arrived in plenty of time and wasn’t fazed by the adverse weather conditions. Everyone really enjoyed the party, despite the weather, and they loved Mike’s music. I was a bit concerned about having a solo artist to provide the music but I needn’t have worried.
I would not hesitate to book Mike again but I might choose an indoor venue next time

      Jone Skeggs

 

WEDDING  Aug 16th 2013

We had Mike playing at our small outdoor wedding and Mike created the exact atmosphere we wanted. Many of our guests commented on how great he was, and we ourselves were exceptionally pleased with Mike, as a person and entertainer.
Mike had before hand been in touch with the venue to make sure all requirements for his equipment were in place. Professional, fun, top entertainer. And last but most importantly, a great musician!

      Ina and Jason.

 

BIRTHDAY PARTY June 23rd 2013

We had a joint birthday party for 120 people on a river boat on the Thames on June 23rd 2013.....Mike entertained us throughout the journey.....he was Fantastic! Not just because of his singing and guitar playing but also his ability to pick up the mood of his audience. He was very versatile and had a huge influence on the success of the party.....we all had a great time! Thanks Mike for helping to make such a memorable day!

      Andrew & Jan Macfarlane.

 

50th BIRTHDAY PARTY  April 27th 2013

Mike performed fabulous music during the drinks at my 50th birthday party. He created an amazing atmosphere, and had all my guests mixing from the moment they arrived into a room which was buzzing - he also blew everyone away with his amazing voice and repertoire. A thoroughly charming guy - I'd highly recommend him and would definitely book him again.

      Diane Chandler.

 

PRIVATE PARTY April 27th 2013

Dear Mike,
Just wanted to thank you so much for playing at my party Saturday night.  It was an amazing night which you  helped to make very special - everybody was talking about you and that voice! The added service of lighting candles, removing plastic wrapping, clearing debris and playing angels for my daughter was also very much appreciated.
I'm sure we'll be in touch for any future parties we have - and will spread the word. 
Again so many thanks
best wishes

 

BIRTHDAY Jan 5th 2013
I had booked Mike Allen for my birthday party because of his soulful sounding voice and he certainly didn't disappoint on the night. Mike Allen was very good, very friendly, a professional musician who knew what to play to keep people on the dance floor, young and old. Everyone had a thoroughly good time, only problem was that it had to end.

RUBY WEDDING Oct 30th 2012
I just wanted to tell you that we all really enjoyed my parents Ruby wedding party thanks to Mike. Although at the beginning people were reluctant to dance Mike had them dancing by the end of the night. His voice was amazing & he really made the night one we will all remember. Alot of our guests have commented on how good he was & I would highly recommend him to anyone else thinking of hiring him for a party or event.
Many thanks
      Anita

PRIVATE PARTY  July 24th 2012
We chose Mike Allen due to personal recommendations & were not disappointed. He gave an excellent performance that my friends loved & they didn't want him to stop!

GARDEN PARTY May 25th 2012
We booked Mike Allen for my birthday party, which we held in our garden.
From the moment Mike arrived his polite manner and professionalism was very evident. He was well presented, had very up-to-date equipment, and most importantly gave a brilliant performance.

During his session breaks he mingled with all our guests and became just one of our friends.
I have no hesitation in recommending Mike Allen, he really did make our party a great success. We will definitely use him again.

WEDDING April 14th 2012
Mike himself was both polite, humorous and gave a great performance which really made the evening portion of our wedding a success, he is a true professional."

CLUB PARTY Aug 25th 2018

Mike has been coming to Wimbledon Racquets & Fitness Club to play for us at a number of events now. What we love about Mike, other than his fantastic voice, is that he always turns up early to set up his equipment and creates a warm atmosphere from the outset.  He clearly loves what he does, as this is evident in his performances and the way he interacts with the crowd.  His music is current and the dance floor is never empty.  I would recommend Mike for any occasion. 

   Lorraine Brydle on behalf of Surrey County            Badminton Association.

PRIVATE PARTY’S July 28th & Sep 16th 2018

We booked Mike for our son’s 30th birthday party on July 28th held in the back garden in Wraxall near Bristol and again for my wife’s 60th birthday on September 16th on a river boat on the Thames in London. Both outdoor parties  were a great success, Mike played several sets during the 4 hours. 

He is a true professional and a great guy. I would recommend him for great entertainment for any occasion. 

    Kim and Susan Joseph Bristol & London

GARDEN PARTY  June 30th 2018

We initially used Mike for my wife’s 40th birthday and when our family decided to have a get together we knew we needed him back. He warms the crowd up with some really great tunes first half and then takes it up to a whole new level in the second half. Mr Brightside is the highlight but his Oasis songs are such a crowd pleaser. We have just booked Mike for the third consecutive year! We love him.

   Dominic & Lesley Bedford

 

PRIVATE PARTY July 22nd 2017

Mike literally saved the day. We arranged a private garden party for the 22nd of July, thinking the weather would be good, but unfortunately we experienced a typical summers day and the garden was washed out. From the very start, Mike looked at an alternative spot for his performance and set up inside the house. His talent is unreal, using loops and effects to generate a fantastic sound. He tailored the music for the people at the party and got everyone singing along and dancing. Between his sets he made sure we were happy with his performance and discussed the next set so that we were always fully involved.  Excellent value for money, an absolute professional and really genuine guy. I’d recommend him to anyone without hesitation. 

    John & Timmy London.

GARDEN PARTY July 1st 2017

Oh Mike I really can’t speak highly enough of what you did to the place! It was amazing and really lifted us up to a new level I have never seen before. Everyone said it was the best yet. Mr Bright side is just such a great way to end it although I could have listened to you for longer. LOVED IT.

      Domonic & Lesley Bedford.

WEDDING Sep 3rd 2016 

Mike Allen is a truly amazing talent who totally exceeded our expectations! Not only is he extremely professional, and a fantastic musician but he is also very polite, friendly and courteous. Our guests were all very impressed by Mike’s soulful voice and music style and by the end of the evening the dance floor was packed - we all just wished the night could’ve gone on longer! We had a wonderful evening, made so much more memorable by Mike’s superb performance and we would not hesitate to recommend him to others.

Thank you so much,

      Dave & Tracy.

 

50th BIRTHDAY PARTY  July 9th 2016

Thanks Mike - it was a great evening and the music and entertainment was spot on.

Best wishes.

      Richard Godfrey. Mariott High Cliff Hotel.               Bournemouth.

 

GARDEN PARTY  June 4th 2016

Incredibly professional and pleasant to work with. 10 out of 10 all round!

I would highly recommend Mike. A very talented singer and musician who made our night.

      Francesca Rossi. Gloucestershire.

 

PRIVATE PARTY  Aug 8th 2015

An excellent performer all round

We had garden party & Mike fitted in very well, he knew when to play background music when we were eating then jazz it up for the dancers – An excellent performer all round & mingled with guests too which was nice

      Martyn Smith. Gloucestershire.

The Band

CHRISTMAS DINNER PARTY Dec 2015

Having heard good reviews about the band from club members following one of our badminton tournament parties (29/08/14) we chose to book them to play at our Christmas Dinner Dance during December 2015.  Leading up to the event communication regards booking and pre-event arrangements with Mike was extremely helpful and professional and encompassed subjects such as discussing acoustics, lighting, PA system, set up, timings of play throughout the evening.  On the day of the Christmas Dinner Dance, Mike arrived and set up well before our guests arrived.  As pre-arranged, the band started their set after dinner and immediately the dance floor was filled with party guests, and stayed that way for the entire evening.  The Club Social Committee has since received many sincere and complimentary comments regards the band but many of the comments said how good the music was (choice of track, vocals, etc) and that the level of volume was just right (low enough to talk, however loud enough to dance).  The age range of party guests at this event was 30s to 70s, and all immensely enjoyed themselves.  Thank you Guys!

      Surrey County Badminton Association.

 

WEDDING Sep 5th 2015

I could not recommend them enough.

We could not be happier that we chose Bluejax to play at our wedding. Throughout the whole process, Mike was so helpful and easy to work with, which really made us feel at ease in the organisation of the music on the day and confident that everything was under control. Having struggled to find a band who has great singers, we were so thrilled to find Bluejax - they are all fantastic musicians who understood the mood of our guests and played amazing sets all night. Extremely professional and friendly, I could not recommend them enough for those looking for high-quality music for an event - we will definitely be booking again!

      Aliki Salter. Dawber House. Oxfordshire.

 

WEDDING May 2nd 2015

We used Mike  for an acoustic set, as well as his three piece band for 2 evening sets at our wedding reception and was lucky enough to have another 4 sets in between from 2 other different artists who came, set up and left in between.  It goes without saying that this was out of the ordinary for a wedding reception but Mike was amazing, coming over ‘super early’ to be the guy who looked after everything and sorted everything out for us.  The communication beforehand was spot on and on the night the sets and vocals were amazing and he was able to get a ‘not so traditional’ dance floor area going.  I was super impressed with the band, the acoustic set and Mike generally as a person.  We would not hesitate in recommending them for any occasion.

      Vanessa and Stuart. 

 

PRIVATE PARTY March 13th 2015

They were very professional, great musicians and Mike’s voice was great. I would highly recommend them and would definitely book them again!

      Debbie Chinn-Shaw. Leaside Hotel.  Bedfordshire.

 

PRIVATE PARTY Aug 29th 2014

" The Bluejax band play a wonderful array of music.  Mike's voice is easy listening and the other two band members gave the music rhythm and depth.  They were quick to read the audience and everyone was looking for more at the end of the evening.  I would definitely recommend"!

      Lorraine. Surrey County Badminton Association Members Private Party.

 

PRIVATE PARTY Aug 12th 2014

Thanks for playing at our company do last Friday.  We have had lots of positive comments about you and your choice of music and professionalism certainly helped make our event such a success. All my best wishes, 

     Ann

 

WEDDING June 21st 2014 

Thank you so much for the brilliant music you played for us at our wedding. You lived up to and exceeded our expectations. We all really enjoyed the set you played which was probably evident from how many people were on the dance floor.

      Kerry and Andy. South Farm. Cambridgeshire.

 

WEDDING Nov 1st 2013

Dear Mike and band,

We just want to let you know how simply marvellous you were on Friday! Choosing a band for a wedding is never going to be easy…..a large group with an age range from 20 to 85, a very eclectic set of musical tastes and a venue with specific restrictions………what a nightmare!!!!
   So, we cannot thank you enough for being so accommodating, so professional, so entertaining and such fab musicians! We loved all you did and so many of our guests were at pains to say how perfect they thought you were and how they hadn't danced so much for years!
Well done to all of you, I look forward to booking you again for another perfect party.

      Anita and Graeme Delaney. Oxfordshire.

 

PRIVATE PARTY March 10th 2013

The band Bluejax really rocked and I would use them again. Most highly recommended.

      Duncan Stainer

WEDDING Oct 13th 2012
"The performance was exceptional, and the guys had an excellent rapport with the guests. The evening was a success thanks to a varied set list of music for all ages, expertly delivered.



WEDDING Oct 6th 2012
A huge, huge thank you to you and all of the band for an amazing set at our wedding at Manor Farm.
It has been an absolute whirlwind and the best couple of weeks of our lives and you were the perfect choice for us and our friends to help us party into the night.
The atmosphere was brilliant and everyone has commented on how great you were. We will make sure that we recommend you to friends and family far and wide.
 
PRIVATE PARTY  Sep 22nd 2012
"Bluejax were absolutely superb to the max, great voice, excellent song choice and incredible musicians! It was a pleasure to work with you, and what great characters to boot! they really helped to make the evening something special not only for our daughter but also for everyone else who happened to be in the restaurant during there set!



WEDDING Sep 15th 2012
Mike is a very talented musician and has a very distinctive voice - we had a fantastic evening and everyone was devastated when the entertainment had to come to an end. We would not hesitate in booking Bluejax for any future events - we all want more!!
Many thanks for your assistance.

WEDDING Aug 25th 2012

We wanted our reception party to be special and Bluejax met every possible expectation. They were friendly, accommodating and we loved them. What more could you want

      David Mecham. London.

SUMMER BALL  June 23rd 2018

Mike and the band did a fantastic job at the recent Parents' Summer Ball.  The dance floor was packed from the start of the set to the finish and it was truly brilliant to see so many parents letting their hair down and dancing as though they were the same age as their offspring!   "Brilliant performance and fantastic repertoire" and "superb" were just a couple of comments about the band from parents following the ball.

We really are very grateful and please pass on our thanks to the other band members.  After a somewhat stressful day getting everything ready, it was great to do lots of dancing and see others dancing.  If anyone has some decent photos which they are happy to share, I shall send them to you. Yours, 

     Emily Oxford Summer Ball

WEDDING Sep 1st 2017

The Band were fab! We were running late on the day but they were so friendly and accommodating to us and it all worked out perfectly! The set list was perfect and we couldn't have asked for better. Everyone was up and dancing the whole evening! Thank you for making our wedding day the best it could have been. Thanks,

     Lottie & Stefan.

PRIVATE PARTY  Aug 5th 2017 

Thanks so much for a great night the band were brilliant. Just got my bar tab so off to rob a bank ha ha. Everyone has commented on how good you were. I have just done my feedback for the agency and hope that it will help you with further bookings. Once again thanks, you really made the night and we are already talking about having another one. Jill the landlady sends her regards and she really enjoyed herself. Hope you are well and keep on rocking hope to see you again.

     Martin.

WEDDING July 29th 2017

Hello Mike,Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you for a fantastic performance on Sat night - I had an absolute ball!!! So pleased the band had a great night also - very important.

      Nicola & David.

  

PRIVATE FUNCTION June 6th 2017

Mike, Thanks for your e-mail and thanks for playing for us on Saturday night. I think that the number of people dancing was testament to how well you played. We enjoyed the dancing too. Thank you for doing the Seal song I enjoyed hearing it again, one of my favourites. We will have no hesitation in recommending your services to any of our friends that might need a live group to play at an event. Have a great summer All the best,

     David & Shaunagh.

  

WEDDING Oct 1st 2016

"As soon as we heard the quality of the work produced, coupled with Mike's soulful voice, there really was no other choice for our Wedding. The band were incredibly professional and well organized, they kept the dance floor full all evening and we had so many comments from everyone who attended about just how amazing they were. Mike's voice is even better in the flesh and the band produced exactly what we were looking for as a first dance, even though it was musically quite difficult to produce, without any complaints or issues. We could not have been happier with them and would not hesitate to book them again for any event we were hosting - could not recommend them highly enough!"We definitely hope to come to another gig and see you very soon! Many Thanks again,

      Daniella & Greig

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