No Comments | February 21, 2017
Doctor Chocolate had been entered into the wedding band award in the prestigious South West Wedding Awards for 2016 and we were successful in being one of the finalists!
The awards ceremony was to be held in Plymouth and we attended on a cold, wet January evening to see if we would be successful in actually winning. This is the first time we’ve ever been entered into a wedding award so we were excited to see what would happen.
You could only vote for us if you had booked us for a wedding in 2016. After voting the judges would tot up the number of votes and then view our website and those with the most votes would win. Of course, we wouldn’t have as many votes as say a 3 piece party band or a wedding soloist or a string quartet.
Doctor Chocolate are a 9 piece band so we average around 45 bookings a year for weddings, corporate, fundraisers etc (only wedding bookings were allowed to vote for this award). Not all couples have the budget or the venue size to accommodate us but we were really pleased with the number of our clients who took the time and trouble to follow the link and vote!
Sadly we didn’t win this year but we had a great night and we received a copy of the comments from those who voted (and had booked us previously).
We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who voted and said such lovely comments about the band. This is our 25th year in the music business and to still be going after all this time is a fantastic achievement and says a lot about our professionalism and attention to detail.
So if you are looking for a wedding band then please get in contact – don’t take our word for how good we are – here’s a few comments we received from the voting and our clients:
“They were the ultimate professionals from taking my initial enquiry through to packing up at the end of the event and all the hundreds I sent them in between! They performed with panache in less than an ideal environment. They were flexible then timings went to pot and they were such fun! They really did get everyone dancing even those that are confirmed ‘don’t dance’ers! All our guests were mightily impressed and probably talked about them long after all the fuss about the bride and groom died down! Really, everyone at our wedding, including the venue owners had nothing but praise for these guys! Totally worth the expense!”
“The most accommodating fantastic group I have ever seen, they worked with us to ensure our guests enjoyed a fantastic evenings entertainment.”
“Sarah and the band of DR Chocolate really make your wedding go with a swing. Our wedding guests were constantly on the dance floor. Sarah has an abundance of energy and ensures that you receive 150% of fun, perfection and great musicians. They are a fantastic band that We would highly recommend DR chocolate as they never fail to provide 5 star entertainment.”
“Absolutely outstanding band, very professional, great fun & fabulous musicians. We all had a brilliant night with Doctor Chocolate”
“Great band everyone loved them and they were amazing to deal with. Really got the party going.”
“Absolutely fabulous band – great interaction with all the party goers and they create a brilliant atmosphere. Everyone that attended our wedding were really impressed. The Booking process and communication with the band made it very easy and stress-free.”
“Amazing! We couldn’t have asked for more, especially working with my husband to practice the first ‘song’.”
“Really good party band. A great night”
“Absolutely amazing from the first phone call to the night itself. Their crowd interaction and experience was second to none and also dealt with a fussy venue owner with a limiter Excellent musical ability and singing. Truly a brilliant wedding band!”
“Excellent 9 piece band. Brilliant feedback from all the guests at the wedding reception. A most memorable evening had by all and Dr Chocolate were very professional and slick in their performance. A great night!”