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Mel & Rob Limbrey
Many thanks for the excellent recent performance at The Drum Performing Arts
Centre in Birmingham.
The band were first class and were thoroughly enjoyed by the good size
who appreciated the variety of music which enabled the more energetic to
get up and dance to their hearts content.
Your mix of jazz and world rhythms is pretty unique in the way they are
together, keeping the music fresh and interesting for the sit down purists
- without ever becoming indulgent or too technical for the casual listener
to live music.
A number of people commented after the gig that I should try to get you back
as soon as possible, this was particularly interesting as some of them
that they had reluctantly come out that night with friends expecting a Jazz
concert and ended up dancing most of the night.
Many thanks again to you for all the prep work for the gig - the biogs,
and music samples were very welcome and appreciated by the marketing
Good luck in the future - your band deserves a wider audience.
Best wishes, Alan
Konkoma Maximum Love Garden Orchestra played at the Deepdale Jazz and
Real Ale Festival in 2005.
It was a pleasure to deal with them, as they
were highly professional, both in the booking process and when they
To say they set the crowd alight would be a serious understatement,
because despite the appalling weather they had everyone dancing and
singing and made a lot of damp people very very happy. I would, with
pleasure, book them again and would highly recommend them to any event
or festival organiser.
Deepdale Jazz and Real Ale Festival
I love it, I love it, I love it.
Thank you all so much for your 'AMAZING' performance at our wedding in
It was such a magical night which was all down to you. People were
seen dancing that had never set foot on a dance floor in 40 years! You guys
play music that is unique, exciting and puts everyone in the mood for a
My uncle who's been in the music business for years was speechless
- the next day he was saying that he had spent the night before trying to
'pigeonhole' your music and couldn't.
You are one of the best memories of our wedding (and I think our guests'
Good luck to you all for the future.
Mel & Rob Limbrey
Hello James, I'm a regular LarmerTree Festival goer and yes, I've already got my tickets for Wednesday – Sunday this year!!! I was at the Isle of Wight Jazz Festival last weekend and one of the bands was Konkoma Maximum Love Garden Orchestra, not so much jazz as get-up-and-shake-your-thing! They were absolutely brilliant doing a two and a half hour set on the Saturday and Sunday and were the only band to my knowledge that had people dancing in a marquee in awesome temperatures. It struck me they would go down brilliantly at Larmertree. The high musical quality and joy de vivre of their set was consistent throughout.
And in answer to the questions I hear you thinking:
- No I'm not related to any of them.
- No I've never heard them before last weekend.
- They don't even know yet that I'm recommending them.
- Yes, I'm a music lover who likes nothing better than to get in the groove and shake my ass with bands like Kissmet (thanks for having them again this year), Smerins Anti Social Club, Afro Celt Sound System etc. And I'm only 60 years young!!!