Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Great feedback for our 3 piece option

Just received this feedback from a client who booked us through Alive Network , our main agents.
Our 3 piece option is called Junction 26 on Alive Network

Questions about Junction 26
Did Junction 26 arrive on time and set up on schedule? Were they well organised?
Your answer:

They arrived on time and were really professional and extremely well organised.
Q2: Were Junction 26 friendly, polite & well presented? Did they present a professional attitude?
Your answer:
They were friendly, polite and extremely well presented.  They were fantastic with all of my guests.

Q3: How happy were you with Junction 26's performance? Did they live up to your expectations? Did your guests enjoy them?
Your answer:
Their performance was outstanding and exceeded my expections.  My guests thoroughly enjoyed them and when my guests were not dancing, they sat and watched and really enjoyed them playing.

Q4: In your opinion, was there any aspect of Junction 26's service that could have been improved?
Your answer:
They couldn't improve on anything.  I had a first class service, by 3 first class performers.

Questions about Alive Network
How did you first hear about Alive Network or Junction 26? Have you seen one of our magazine adverts?
Your answer:
I was using Google to search for a Live Band for my 40th birthday party.  After searching for a couple of weeks, I read Junction 26's reviews and listened to their demos on the Alive Network website.  I was really impressed and enquired about booking them straight away.

Q6: Before finding Alive Network, how easy did you find it to locate bands or artists to consider for your event? Why was it you decided on booking through Alive Network?
Your answer:
I booked with Alive Network because that is who had Junction 26 on their bookings list.

Q7/ Before you made your booking, what were your biggest concerns surrounding booking entertainment or choosing to book with us?
Your answer:
I wanted a professional band that was friendly.  Most importantly, I really enjoyed their demos and they played my kind of music.

Q8: On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest), how strongly do you agree with the following statements?

a) I chose this artist to match my budget:     0
b) Budget was less important than finding the right artist:   10
c) I stretched my budget to book this artist:  10
d) The security of booking through Alive Network was important:  4
e) I was happy with the service provided by my Alive coordinator:  10
Q9: On a scale of 1-10, how happy were you overall with the services offered by Alive Network AND Junction 26?
Your answer:
I was really pleased with the correspondence received from Alive Network and absolutely delighted with Junction 26.
Q10: So that future customers can benefit from your feedback, please provide a short paragraph summary of your general satisfaction with Alive Network and Junction 26. If you don't want your comments used on our web site, please let us know.
Your answer:
Junction 26 are 3 fantastic musicians who not only performed brilliantly, but every one of my guests thought that they were fantastic.  They were extremely polite and professional and I would thoroughly recommend Junction 26 to anyone who wants a great evening.  I will certainly be booking them again for future functions that I hold or arrange.  Many many thanks for making my 40th birthday party so special. 

Friday, 14 June 2013

Marquees and downpours

8th June 2010 Ashton House Jeni's 21 st Birthday party .
Wow !The best looking audience ever .  Times the Saturdays by ten and you will have some idea of what I'm talking about . We weren't allowed off stage even after playing for a  gruelling two and a half hours , they just wanted more and more . By the end I felt like I d been ten rounds with Mike Tyson .
Oh,  another chance to insert a picture of the Saturdays , sorry !

This date marked the d├ębut of Superfuzz 2 our new trusty van . Our VW was getting too cramped due to George's ever increasing bass equipment . I bought it off a very amiable chap called Mr Asif Sheraz . Which does beg the question ,would you buy a van off someone called As If ? I did ! Anyway it seems to be ok with plenty of cup holders and a reassuring grunt under the bonnet .
We ve been pondering having it emblazoned with our photo's with " Superfuzz wedding band "written on it. However, George is so good looking, female drivers would be constantly overtaking us to look , causing major traffic chaos ( tongue in cheek ) , perhaps better leave it white .

Website link , apparently it helps our google ranking ,

29th May 2013 wedding Joanne Webb
A wedding on a Wednesday , are you crazy ? Does no one work Thursdays anymore ?
Anyway ,it rained so hard on the way to this wedding , we could have done with a speedboat instead of a vw van . We were a tad late due to biblical flooding. Sometimes,unfortunately circumstances conspire against us ; on arrival however our couple had not panicked and were pleased to see us .Its better to a little arrive late than driving dangerously and putting musicians at risk . How would the world of drumming recover if I had been lost to the storm ? ( very easily I here you cry ,thanks ) All went swimmingly though , pardon the pun -We set up in record time and played two blistering sets our guests appreciated ; left to kind words and hearty thanks , another satisfied client ! Bravo

Website link , apparently it helps our google ranking ,

Warning political  rant coming up  :- Google has a lot to answer for . The whole world is obsessed with being at the top of it , It used to be mount Everest or K2 . Cannot the human race find a more productive use of its resources than striving to be top of a virtual directory of everything , and Google doesn't pay any tax !
Time for someone to invent a UK search engine that pays it's way and doesn't spy on us . I think Ill start one and call it Nigel after me . Hoorah . 

25th May The Olde Post office Shrewsbury for Alive Network

What a lovely oldy worldy place Shrewsbury is. A very small room awaited our arrival . The guest were very welcoming and we had a great time and received the following feed back to our agent 

On the night junction 26 were fantastic – they played a great set of rock’n’roll, old favourites and modern tunes which had my guests up and dancing from start to finish."

ps , we are called junction 26 and Easy Street on Alive Network as they require all their bands to have names that do not appear anywhere else on the internet , to avoid conflicts with our own site and other agencies.

18th May 2013
A rather large back garden somewhere in Warwickshire CV32.
I don't know about you but I would struggle to fit a 2 man bell tent in my garden let alone a huge marquee . But marquees seem very trendy at the moment . The weather was kind to these country folk and everything went tickerty boo . The chef looked after us with leftovers and humoured us with his cookery tales . Is it me or are all chef's completely bonkers ?
We will be returning soon to this slightly remote part of Wawickshire due to someone leaving a bag of lyrics there , which dumb ass could that be ? answers on a post card.