Letter received by the Manager of Thoresby Hall Hotel August 2013
Mrs Haden of Smithills, Bolton wrote..."...the highlight of this wonderful weekend's entertainment package was the "Smooth Duo." In my time I have seen many similar sophisticated cabaret artistes many times on cruise ships, night clubs and hotels, but never have I heard one as good as these. They were so highly talented and professional. The girl had a beautiful voice and the man so talented and versatile in his playing and arrangements. We attended our last performance of Smooth Duo on Sunday 4th August at 11pm. The room in the Pavilion Bar area was packed, the audience drinking and talking. Suddenly, there was a magic moment when the people went quiet and listened and realised they were hearing something very special. The final applause was loud and long. Wow! I do hope we will continue to hear this extremely talented duo for a long time to come.
Guest questionnaires, Thoresby Hall Hotel
Mr Percival in room 522, staying for the Russell Watson Star Break Weekend, said "Russell Watson – not bad, Smooth Duo – excellent."
Mr and Mrs Smith in room 427, staying for the Big Band weekend, said "The Duo playing in the Pavillion on Sunday evening were the best entertainment we have ever experienced at Warners. Brilliant."
Niall O'Driscoll, Granada Television
"I did not have to worry about a thing. I had a massive event to organise for the Coronation Street 50th anniversary after show party and Susie & Andy just took away the headache of the entertainment side for me. The event ran seamlessly thanks to them. And their sound is amazing. Everyone loved them."
Phil Collinson, Producer DrWho/Coronation Street
"Susie & Andy absolutely made my Birthday party. Everyone loved them. Their cocktail jazz is fabulous. Would I book them again? Why wouldn't I? They are brilliant!"
Mathew Bose, Actor/Artist
"Smooth Duo are not a mimsy little act like many out there. They are perfect for any event or party. They do it all! Jazz for the meet & greet and background music during their breaks [of which they take very few.] No wrangles. They just get on with it and tailor their music to your timetable. And their prices are surprisingly reasonable considering what you get for your money."
Annette Wardell, National Symphony Orchestra Soloist
"As a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra, I had the huge pleasure of enjoying Smooth Duo performances on many occasions. Without doubt the best duo I've ever heard...beautiful, classy vocals complemented by sensitive, stylish accompaniments. This is a very, very special voice you really have to hear to believe. Outstanding."
Christine Gilbert, RAF Cranwell
"I have paid out fortunes for six piece bands who came nowhere near the standard of Smooth Duo."
Mei Yee Cheung, Mr Man's Restaurant, Nottingham
"Andy & Susie are very professional and classy.
Susie's voice is beautiful and Andy's playing complements it so well. Smooth Duo are a class act."
Catherine - Tate, Actress
"I just loved Susie's voice when I heard Smooth Duo at a Birthday Party. I wish I could sing like that."