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On behalf of the Concert Committee I am writing to thank you and all your fellow Sundown Swing band

 members for another terrific performance at Concert on the Hill.

 Your pre-concert and interval entertainment was first class and greatly appreciated by our audience.

Concert on the Hill, Huddersfield YMCA RUFC  July 2019


I am just writing to say thank you for a fabulous evening yesterday. I hope you could tell how much everyone enjoyed it.
When people enjoy themselves they want to come back for more and already people are asking when the next event is. And every euro raised will be put to good use.
Jalon Valley Help, Spain June 2019


I just wanted to thank you and all the band members for such a wonderful event last night.
I have had lots of positive comments and hope we can host you again at El Cid next time you are in Spain.
El Cid Bar/Restaurant Benidoleig, Spain June 2019


On behalf of Marsh Ladies, a big, big thank you to Sundown Swing for the wonderful performance last night.  Your playing was appreciated by everyone and it was lovely to share the stage with your group once again.  Many people said how much the two different groups complement each another. 

Guests of Marsh Ladies Choir, Moldgreen United Church, 30th March 2019

Just to let you know how much everyone enjoyed Friday evening's entertainment. The band were exceptional; the choice of music and the standard was excellent. I think the number of people dancing demonstrated their appreciation.

Rothwell Inner Wheel at Rothwell Parish Church Hall March 2019

Thank you so much to the band for playing for us today. Our guests were thrilled and we absolutely loved it. You were all wonderful. Please thank all your players and singers.

Private Function, Bradley Hall Golf Club February 2019

Just wanted to say thank you for last night, really good night - great band, and glad we raised £800!  The pie and peas were superb too, you worked really hard with the music during the night, you could tell everyone enjoyed themselves! 

Clifton neighbourhood Forum January 2019

We were absolutely delighted with the concert and so were the audience. We are very grateful for all your hard work to help us raise money and we do hope you can come back again in the future,

Calpe and Benissa Lions, Calpe, Spain September 2016

Thank you all so much for such a lovely evening last Tuesday...

El Cid bar/restaurant, Benidoleig, Spain September 2016

.....I came to your concert {Golden Acre Park} for part of the 2nd half. It was great! Surrounded by audience in the sun with a few dancers to your right. I loved your Birdland. Please pass on my congratulations and thanks for the concert to the rest of the band.

Music Officer, Leeds International Concert Season, 13th August 2017

I am writing on behalf of Huddersfield Pennine Rotary Club to thank you most sincerely for the splendid performance of 'Sundown Swing' at our annual June Fair on Sunday 25th June.

As usual many of those present including the Mayor and Consort commented on your music and vocals and how enjoyable it was. Stall holders were almost fighting to be allocated their stalls near to where the band performs.

I look forward to seeing you again and wish the band all the best on your trip to Spain.

Pennine Rotary Club 28th June 2017

.Toe-tapping night of classic swing...finger-clicking classics introduced by witty compere and muscial director Neil Jowett....water-tight ensemble playing set the scene....syncopations driven by a spot-on rhythm section. Luscious melting tones from singer Diane Armer thawed out any remainig chill along with side-kick Robert Gee's velvety tones in Baby its Cold Outside.....

extracts from Suzanne Smelt's review of the Soroptimists concert, 25th March 2017, in the Huddersfield Examiner

Please will you pass on our thanks, from the Huddersfield Soroptimists to the members of
Sundown Swing, for their support in our fund-raising event.
The Concert Programme was arranged so smoothly, between yourselves and the Marsh
Ladies Choir. Many people have told us how much they enjoyed the music, the performance
and the items you chose.
We are pleased to say that we have raised about £800.00 for our Charities, the Huddersfield
WomenCentre and Invisible Traffick

Huddersfield Soroptimists, joint concert with Marsh Ladies Choir 25th March, 2017

 A belated thank you for your group providing very enjoyable musical entertainment on our Golden Wedding night celebration which was much appreciated by myself and Susan, and indeed by the whole party. Many thanks,

Winston and Sue October 2016

We loved having you. I do hope we can see you again next year!

 St Vincent's Chapel. Edinburgh August 2016

We all enjoyed your fantastic performance and would of course be more than happy to see you again next year.

St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh August 2016


What a fabulous day!!!!

 We all want to say a huge thank you to you and your glorious band – you were fantastic!!!!!   It was an amazing site seeing you all sat there in the marquee and so many people came to us and said how fantastic you sounded.

 I can’t thank you enough for helping make the day so special and hope to see you all playing again very soon.

Wedding, Helme, Huddersfield July 2016


I am just letting you know how delighted everyone was with the success of Friday night. I want to thank everyone involved in the musical entertainment particularly the individual performances by Rachel and Gail. Those attending were privileged to enjoy a wide variety of music that added greater dimensions to the evening.

The band was fantastic with musical and vocal solo performances outstanding. The way everyone agreed to the numerous changes to plans assisted the enjoyment of our first ever swing band night. The comments from the audience were all positive and we will be encouraged to arrange a further similar event. 

Huddersfield Golf Club, 23rd October 2015

The choir’s guests, Sundown Swing, is a stylish group who treated the audience to classics from the 30s to the 70s.

Like the choir, the band mastered dynamic contrasts, which particularly showed in their muted phrases. The band’s soloists were brilliant in their featured sections. David Heathcote reviewing the band in the Huddersfield Daily Examiner when they appeared as guests of Marsh Ladies Choir  at their 60th Anniversary concert on 3rd October 2015


......we have hardly ever seen the church so full and look forward to welcoming you again at any time.

 Visitor Services Manager, St. Giles' Cathedral Edinburgh

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