Martin & Krissie
Alfie and the "Hot Hats" were amazing! They absolutely made our wedding celebration. They were very professional, flexible, reassuring and calm in the run-up to the big day - no dramas, everything was easy, and we knew we were in good hands. They turned up early and brought great sound and light kit with them (easily big enough for our festival-feel outdoors event). They played all the tunes we'd requested beforehand for the DJ set, then proceeded to wow everyone with upbeat live playing and singing from their extensive set list that got everyone to their feet. We won't forget everyone sitting down to James's "Sit Down" in a hurry! Alfie was great with the crowd and he and Owen were not only extremely good musicians (we had some professionals in the audience who also commented on how good they were) but also really nice chaps to have around - they just made the whole thing happier and more fun. What more could you ask for from a wedding band? We're so very pleased we found Hot Hats and would recommend them to anyone. Thank you Alfie!
Thanks so much for playing at our Garden Party. With ages ranging from 2months to 98years you entertained everyone. You and Owen exceeded my expectations; such a full acoustic sound and you both were so friendly, flexible and responded to exactly what was needed. From atmospheric/setting the scene chill out music to whooping it up when the guests wanted to dance. Perfect. Great banter. Love you guys! I shall have to have another party.
Jess & Joe
The Hot hats were more than we could have ever hoped for on our wedding day. Whether you plan a smaller wedding with close friends and family, or a larger affair, The Hots Hats are guaranteed to be the cherry on cake for your special day - Without them I'm not sure we would have been able to create the same party atmosphere! Whether our guests were tapping their feet or dancing on the grass, everyone enjoyed the entertainment. Alfie was also both friendly and professional throughout, making us feel at ease as we planned the day. Thanks so much!
Scott & Jenny
We knew we wanted a band for our wedding, and found the Hot Hats by chance via a google search - after watching their YouTube previews we were suitably impressed and got in touch with Alfie who was incredibly helpful. In the run up to the wedding he asked us to provide a list of our favourite tracks and bands for the DJ playlist in between live sets, including our choice of first dance. On the day they arrived in plenty of time, set up without fuss and got the evening well under way, worked with us to ensure the timing of our first dance was when we wanted and interacted well with the guests to ensure the dance floor was full all night. They remembered small details like Queen being my favourite band and included a track in their set which was a nice touch. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.
Great music...Great Band.... Thanks for an amazing evening and music at out Wedding Festival celebration. These guys were awesome and made the evening go so smoothly...their sets were ace and the display they provided fitted in perfectly with our theme for the night... Highly recommended ...and so many comments over the next few days from friends and family about how Fab the band was.... Keep up the good work guys..
Martin & Nikki
The setting for our August 2018 wedding was the beautiful Arnos Vale’s Woodland Undercroft. There was a “Gothic Lite” theme to this largely (we had a marquee!) outdoor event which we wanted to be as informal as possible. It was important to us that everybody who was attending or contributing to the event felt that they were able to participate in the occasion as guests. For this reason we wanted musicians who we felt would “fit in” the with guests as well as playing the type of music that we wanted . Having trawled through various websites we discovered the “Hot Hats” and, having played their version of “Friday I’m In Love”, knew that we didn’t need to look any further. The sound was great and the image of the band was just what we wanted. Having then seen the band play a couple of times, it was clear that the personalities and sound was just what we wanted. As there was no particular running order for our afternoon reception, our brief to the band was, basically, “play when you think you need to” and this worked a treat. In addition we were played down the aisle to the band playing “I’m A Believer” which was a really special moment for us. There was good communication at the point of booking which was a painless process and continued contact with Alfie and his agent made arranging the event so much easier. We loved the band and the guests loved them as well. We would therefore have no hesitation in recommending the “Hot Hats” for your event. Martin & Nikki P.S. If there was a downside to our afternoon it was that Alfie (despite his best efforts) was unable to teach the bride to properly strum a guitar but, in the overall scheme of things, we’ll let that pass!
I wanted to say thank you for your amazing performance at our wedding. We really enjoyed you playing for our first dance and then you kept the dance floor full for the rest of your sets. We had a lot of compliments on how much our guests enjoyed it! Our wedding day was perfect so a massive thank you for your part in it.
Andrew & Michelle
Planning a wedding is really complicated and there are so many hard decisions, so let’s make this an easy one - just book the Hot Hats! Alfie and the team are absolutely phenomenal, if you want a fun acoustic duo who’ll draw people to the floor or get spontaneous dancing at the bar, these really are your guys. Their choice of music was brilliant and had the full range to suit everyone, all played perfectly.
I’ve seen a number of duos at weddings and whilst many are great musicians, many can be quite sterile, getting up, doing their thing and leaving - the Hot Hats most definite aren’t. They are super-friendly and the audience engagement is amazing, I spent as much time laughing along with them as I did dancing and they expertly wield that engagement to draw people into the party. Having perfectly read the room, they led us into the perfect night of entertainment!
The engagement with Alfie beforehand was brilliant and he made the whole process really straightforward and the day itself also couldn’t have been easier - the Hot Hats turned up early, sorted everything with the venue and even stepped in when we forgot to announce we were cutting the cake! They handle everything musical, they come with some great kit and even run DJ sessions between their sets so you get the full musical package.
So save yourself some party-planning time and just go for them - you really won’t regret it!