Wedding and corporate function band based in Norfolk, also covering Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Essex

The Debbie Boyd Band

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  • "The Debbie Boyd Band were absolutely superb - they were prompt, personable and really made the night. Excellent singer vocals and sound - she really went above and beyond our expectations to create a great party atmosphere, singing whilst dancing with guests, utterly superb. At one point I looked from the dance floor and realised that everyone was dancing! I would highly recommend them to others - by far the best band we have seen at a wedding and we are very thankful it was ours! Can't praise them enough." (Jeremy White, Groom)
  • "Dear Debbie and Co, Thank you for playing a fantastic choice of songs at our civil ceremony last night. We thought you were all brilliant and anyone who is reading this post and considering the band for a wedding, do not look any further!Everybody loved the music, even the old ones who didn't dance said how much they liked the range and variety of songs! The DJ set was great as well. Thanks you so much again for making our evening reception such great fun. (Gary Misselbrook and Joe Larkin, Civil Ceremony - posted onto the band's facebook page)
  • "Jo & I wanted to drop you a line and say a HUGE THANK YOU!!!!!! for such a wonderful selection of music and providing such a great atmosphere for our wedding!!!  We have been to so many weddings where there's a band playing and no-one on the dance floor which is such a shame, but I have to say Debbie got everyone bopping along!!!  I was totally amazed by your energy & you sounded amazing too!!!  We had such a fantastic night, and such a big part of that was down to you - if I hadn't had to talk to a few people through the evening I would have spent the whole night on the dance floor!!! loved it!!!!  We also have to tell you that we have had sooo many compliments about the band (even my greek gran who is only really ever exposed to greek music!!). Everyone had a really good night & loved the energy you all gave out... please pass the compliments on to the rest of the band! (Kristina Athanasiou, Bride)
  • "We were absolutely blown away by how good the band was and the lead singer Debbie made the celebration a party by getting everyone participating and up on the dance floor. The choice of songs was perfect and the version of “You’re Beautiful” by James Blunt was wonderful – we are very grateful for the band learning this one for us." (Amanda Vanstone, Bride)
  • "Thank you so much for making our wedding celebrations so perfect - I have received so much praise for your band today - everyone loved you!!! Saying how great the band was and how fab your voice is, especially as you can sing so many different songs so well!  You were definitely a big hit!!!!" (Helen Self, Bride)
  • "We just wanted to write to thank you so much for being such a huge part of our wedding day and for making it such a success. It was a pleasure to finally meet you and you were such a delight to work with. We thought the band was great and we have had many compliments! Well done on making the ceilidh such a success – not an easy task with so many people in such a small (hot) room! It was very much enjoyed by the Scottish and English alike, many of whom were a little nervous about ‘prancing about’ as they referred to it! We had the most amazing wedding day and thank you for helping to make it so personal. Much love Susannah & Nick Lee" (Scottish ceilidh wedding)
  • "I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you so much for helping to make our wedding day such a memorable event. The choice of music was great, everything was totally professional and I know that everyone I spoke to was really impressed with the quality of the music. Debbie was absolutely superb and added so much character and personality to the whole set – I was really impressed. From my perspective it was excellent. Please pass our thanks to the whole band." (John Rowe, Groom)
  • “Dear Debbie & the band! You were all just fabulous!!! Thank you for making our Wedding Day (evening) start and end in such style! All our love Tony & Rochelle Darby.” (Jewish wedding)
  • "Dear Debbie & Nigel, I am just writing to say thank you so much for providing first class entertainment at our wedding reception.  Debbie your voice and interaction with our guests was wonderful, we thoroughly enjoyed the music that was played - so many people danced and enjoyed themselves.  What a night to remember!!  Thank you again." (Anita & Jeremy Warren, Bride & Groom)
  • "We would like to thank you for making our evening wedding reception such a success. It definitely was a party never to be forgotten. We were a little anxious as we had not heard you play live but a call and a few emails to Debbie eased my anxiety. We definitely did not need to worry you were all brilliant. The first 3 songs we requested were fantastic – thank you! We especially liked the way Debbie mixed with the guests and walked around the room singing and getting others to join in. This was brilliant and was perfect for the theme of the day which was for everyone to relax and enjoy themselves. A lot of guests commented on how good you all were and many comments were made on what a good singer Debbie was. We shall certainly be recommending you to others. Once again a very big thank you from both of us." (Paula Moore, Bride)
  • “Bit of a belated thank you!! I keep seeing photos of our wedding evening and the dance floor was packed all night! We had such an amazing time... My mum and dad singing and dancing to "I predict a riot" will stay with me for a long while! :-) thank you. Frances (now) Fay xx” (Frances Fay, Wedding)
  • “We had the most amazing time last night - you made everything so, so special. Thank you for everything you did. We've had another gathering today and so many people told us how impressed they were with you and how fantastic you made the evening. It was incredible and exactly the atmosphere we had hoped for!! We couldn't have asked for more. A few people have asked for your details so hope to see you at another event soon!! Thank you and very best wishes to you all.” (Meghan Bonner, Wedding)
  • “Dear Debbie, Thank you all for your wonderful contribution to our party on Saturday.  You were fantastic, played and sang brilliantly and created such an amazing atmosphere for us all to enjoy.  You pitched your performance perfectly with a fantastic selection of music to ensure that everyone had a great time on the dance floor, which never seemed less than full!  We have had so much praise for you with many comments from our guests such as ‘the most brilliant band’ and ‘the best live band heard at a party ever’ being just two.  We hope to be able to see you again and look forward to another party with you playing.  Thank you once again.” (Jonathan and Sally Groome, Wedding)
  • “The Debbie Boyd Band were awesome. The lead singer was truly great - not just with the vocals, but also with active crowd participation. A few people who attended are interested in using them in the future & we would recommend them for future weddings & high spirited events. Great choice!!!” (Michael Knapton , Wedding)
  • “I just thought I would email you to say thanks for a fantastic evening on Saturday.  It was just great that you got so many people up and dancing.  Everyone is raving about the set you did - and everyone wishes that you could have gone on even longer - always a good sign!!  We would certainly recommend you to our friends and also use you again.  Please pass our massive thanks and appreciation on to the band.  You made our evening a fantastic success.” (Emma Healey, Civil Partnership)
  • “The Debbie Boyd Band were fantastic! Debbie had the most amazing voice, she was a great entertainer, got the crowd involved and everyone had a fantastic time. They made our wedding party a night to remember! The whole crowd loved them. Five star entertainment, we would hire them again and would most definitely recommend them to anyone.” (Nancy Phillips, Wedding)

 

  • “The Band and particularly Debbie were fantastic. Debbie has such a warm, welcoming and lively personality, not to mention a quality voice. The feedback I've received from guests has been brilliant, please thank them. We'll see them soon in Leicester I'm sure as lots of my friends will book them." (Steve Parker, 40th Birthday Party)
  • "Dear Debbie, now that the dust has settled after Pat's 50th Birthday Party I wanted to say a very big thank you to you and your band. You were absolutely amazing. Your energy and sensational voice made our party. The floor was packed throughout the night and even the most reluctant dancers you coaxed to the floor. I loved especially the audience participation. All our guests raved about you and the band afterwards. Thank you once again for giving us such a great and memorable night." (Anne Marie Gallagher, 50th birthday party - Scottish ceilidh theme)
  • “Just had to send you a little email to say a BIG thank you to everyone in the band for a wonderful night - the music was fantastic. Philippa summed up the evening by saying and I quote "it was the best night of my life!!". I had about 50 of Philippa's friends for breakfast the next morning and they couldn't stop telling me how great the music was. Many thanks you made a great party that little bit extra special.” (Liz Tollit, 21st birthday party)
  • "Many thanks for helping making it such a wonderful evening.  You were fantastic and everyone has been asking where we found you!  Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.  It was great seeing so many people up and dancing and  all your songs including "we are family" went down really well.  Great choices for the evening. Hope to see you again soon." (Mark Fordham, joint 21st & 50th birthday party)
  • "You were so great - music, atmosphere were all fantastic - thank you so much." (Tessa Laws, Bar Mitzvah)
  • “Thank you so much for all you did yesterday to make my 50th Birthday Party such a success. You were the utmost professionals and it was clear you care and take pride in all that you do. Everyone had a great time and the texts and phone calls keep coming in to that effect and that was due in no small part to your performance and skill as entertainers in reading the dance floor.  We wish you every success and rest assured will have no hesitation in booking you again ourselves or recommending you to others. It was a pleasure to have met you all and we are grateful to the agent for their recommendation. Thank you so much.” (Mark Williams, 50th Birthday Party)
  • “The Debbie Boyd Band were stunning – the music was great and Debbie was quite the best vocalist I’ve heard live for some time, (as well as being a real ‘live wire’ in her interaction with the guests …. and quite the prettiest girl at the party!). Staff at Hintlesham reckoned they were the best live band they’ve ever had at the venue!!” (Dick Beresford, Joint 21st, 50th & 80th birthday party)
  • "Just a note to say a big THANK YOU for providing such great music for my birthday party on Saturday.  Everyone enjoyed the night.  I had a lovely time and thank you so much for the fab music choices.  Look forward to seeing  you again." (Tracey Golding, 50th birthday party)
  • "Dear Debbie, Now we’re “back down on earth” we would like to sincerely thank the band, and especially you, for your wonderful performance last Saturday, which contributed greatly to making our party a resounding success. It was exactly what we were looking for and much more. Many people have told us how much they enjoyed your sets and how impressed they were with your talent, professionalism and enthusiasm. Thank you again! (Freya and Geoff Purdue, 40th wedding anniversary)
  • "Debbie, I wanted to thank you for Saturday Night. You & the Band simply made the evening a total success. So many people came up to me to say this was the best party they had ever been to. They were so impressed on the way your brought it together with your interaction with the crowd." (Giles Ford, 40th birthday party)
  • "What can I say! Saturday's performance was terrific, I've never seen so many people that normally sit in chairs up & dancing. Debbie, you sure know how to get people in the party spirit. All day at work I've been hearing what a great performance you all gave. Please pass on our thanks to all the band. Once again many thanks." (Queen Elizabeth Hospital Charity Fundraiser)
  • "We have used The Debbie Boyd Band for our Christmas party nights and our New Years Eve event for the last three years and they know how to get a party started!! They’re a fabulously entertaining band, versatile in the variety of songs they sing, catering for all tastes of the audience. Debbie’s energy and enthusiasm ensures that everyone enjoys their evening and they truly are a pleasure to listen to. We recommend The Debbie Boyd Band if any of our clients are looking for a band as we know no-one will be disappointed with their performance.” (Radisson Blu Stansted, Christmas Party Nights and New Year’s Eve)
  • "Thank you once again for making our night go with a bang we all had a great time and I will let you know in a couple of weeks about our ball next year" (St Albans Chamber of Commerce, annual dinner dance)
  • "Content was excellent, you got attention right from the start. I had really good feedback. We’ll be booking you again for next year." (Lloyds TSB, annual dinner dance)
  • "The best band we have used for our balls! We will have them back!" (Jaguar Enthusiasts Club, annual dinner dance)
  • "Fantastic!!! Thanks very much!" (Powergen, annual dinner dance)
  • "Fantastic choice of music for our long serving recipients - Thank you!" (Land Rover Long Service Awards)
  • "Thanks very much for a great performance, you guys definitely rock!! Superb night!" (Kersey Freight Ltd, annual dinner dance)
  • "Dear Debbie and Nigel, Thank you for making our evening so memorable, what magnificent performers you all are!  The selection of music was just right and the energy and charisma brought to the stage by Debbie really ensured a good night was had by all. Thank you for your professional and courteous attitude and for making our event the best yet.  Yours sincerely, Hannah Thomson." (Marketing & Events Co-ordinator, SLP Engineering Ltd)
  • "Dear Nigel and Debbie, I write to formally acknowledge the terrific performance that you and your band members gave last Saturday at the West Norfolk Medical Ball.  It was a first for me to see so many more people dancing than sitting down when you started to play!  Debbie, your interaction with the guests was electric; your stage (and floor) presence is A1.  This week at work so many people have told me what a great time they had and how much they enjoyed the music.  Please pass on our appreciation to your fellow performers.  Yours sincerely, Jim Jeffrey" (West Norfolk Medical Ball)
  • "You were all fantastic - what a great team to work with - totally awesome. Thank you for all your hard work and efforts at Lakeside today, it was much appreciated by all and well received." (Lakeside Retail Centre corporate event, Thurrock)
  • “Hi Debbie, Thank you and your band for a brilliant night, you were fantastic and everyone really had a good time. I had a good hangover on Sunday but it was well worth it. Take care and we will let you know the date for next year.” (St Albans Chamber of Commerce)
  • “Great entertainment, performance very good, good band, great vocalist and pretty!” (Sir Bobby Robson, charity ball)
  • “Hi Debs, I have had so many complimentary comments about you and the band! Everyone loved the evening and the balance between band and DJ worked well as they got the best of both worlds. They’ve never had a live band before, only ever a DJ. Thanks again for a fabulous evening. I’ve been speaking with the venue this morning about next year’s booking and it’ll either be on the [edited]. Are either of those dates free for the band?” (The Dental Directory, Christmas Party)
  • “Many thanks to you and the band for making what I hear was a very lively and fun evening. Guests have told me they were amazed they were still partying until around 2 in the morning, as the time just flew by! I enjoyed your music as I was doing the tables. I hope you have a lovely Christmas and New Year, as that will be soon with us!! Best wishes Elizabeth” (Electrical Contractors, Christmas Party)
  • “Hi Debbie, I should have emailed sooner but have been very busy, to say how much we all enjoyed your band's performance at the ball. Many club members have said what a wonderful band and that you really made the ball one of the best ever. We would love you to play again next year and will be in touch with the date soon.” (Sailing Club Annual Dinner Dance)
  • “Thank you so much for being so fabulous last night.  The dance floor was absolutely packed from the minute you started and they would have continued on all night given half the chance!” (The Marmalade Club, Charity Dinner Dance)
  • “Just a note to say how much we enjoyed the music of The Debbie Boyd Band who played at our Spring Ball at Whittlebury Hall last weekend.  Their whole approach to the event was very professional and relaxed from setting up to taking down and they were a pleasure to work with.  Their choice of music fitted the event very well and they certainly got everyone to their feet and on the dance floor.  Debbie was terrific and was adept at including people in with her mobility with the radio mic around the Ballroom.  The band also managed to accommodate 3 of our members who decided they should have a 'spot' despite the fact they were not very good at all, very flexible!  All in all they were a great success and a delight to work with.” (Ferrari Owners Club Annual Dinner Dance)
  • "An excellent evening's entertainment, enjoyed by a wide age range" (Culford School, Christmas party)
  • "We have booked the Debbie Boyd Bayd two years running for our annual Celebration Party, they are absolutely brilliant and keep the party going with everyone on the dance floor all night!  They interact with the audience, have a fabulous catalogue of music and to top it all, the lead singer Debbie has an amazing voice!  We would highly recommend them to anyone who wants the dance floor full all evening." (Thomas Ridley Foodservice, Corporate Event)

Military Functions

  • The best band in 20 years!" [Sgt K Shelton, Bovington Camp]
  • "Thanks very much for a great gig. It is 0300 and the crowd is still asking for more. Brilliant.” [Colchester Army Barracks Summer Ball]
  • “Great thank you, you were superb. We'll definitely be booking you again” [HMS Sultan, Officers Christmas Ball]
  • "Hope to see you again in the Summer Season. Thanks again!!!" [RAF Benson Christmas Ball]
  • “Feedback was great from Folkstone, many thanks for your efforts” [Agent feedback from Burgoyne Barracks Summer Ball]

Holiday Park Cabaret Nights

  • The Debbie Boyd Band band have played at Breydon Water every Wednesday since the beginning of the season [March 05 - October 05] and whether we have been busy or very quiet they have always gone down well.  They have become good friends and I'll miss them all!  THEY ROCK!!! Love Naomi xx" [Entertainments Manager, Park Resorts (Breydon Water, Gt Yarmouth)
  • "The Debbie Boyd Band have been working on my park for the past 7 months every Thursday night.  We have a large owner capacity on park but this has not stopped the owners coming back every Thursday as the band are so versatile.  They are a pleasure to work with and I would welcome them on any park I work at in the future.  Marie-Denise [Entertainments Manager, Park Resorts (Valley Farm, Clacton)
  • “Very very good value.” (Holiday Camp, Clacton)
  • “Outstanding audience participation. Kieran St Julien”  (Haven Holiday Park, Cherry Tree, Gt Yarmouth)
  • "Very good quality of entertainment, kept the audiences attention at all times and got the crowd going. Dylan." (Haven Holiday Park, Belton)
  • "You were brilliant, really enjoyed it. Thank you. Nat Funstar" Haven Holiday Park, Belton)

Agent Feedback

  • "You are number one band ! always top feedback. THANKS LOADS"
  • “It’s really nice to have a band that I can rely on. Every gig that you have done for me, feed back is always good. Thanks again.”
  • "All 10+’s again !!! thanks for a great job, you guy’s are the best !"

 

Band Reviews

  • "Closing the show came a classy function band, the Debbie Boyd Band.  This is a typical high-quality, strong combo for corporate bookings and the like.  There are many bands like them but they can certainly hold their own with fine harmonies, professional, slick presentation and, without doubt, an endless pool of material." [The Stage]
  • “Norwich-based Debbie Boyd Band already have a reputation as one of the hottest groups on the scene.” [Norwich Evening News]

 

Debbie's Personal Theatre Reviews

  • “Debbie possesses a wonderful voice.” (Jim Gellatly, Aberdeen Evening Express Music Critic)
  • “Debbie Boyd took the title role this year and despite a throat infection making even talking difficult before the show, she gave a compelling performance and her pizzazz, great looks and stage charisma made her a perfect choice for a principal boy.” (Encore Magazine, on “Dick Whittington” at The Kings Theatre, Edinburgh.)
  • “As the opening chords of the title number blare out across the arena, a stunning mystery woman takes to the stage, beaming from ear to ear. Shimmying down the skeletal stairs that form the centrepiece of the set, Boyd delivered the majority of the highlights, her vibrant voice tingling the spine throughout Out Here On My Own.” (Edinburgh Evening News)
  • “The stars – soulful Gwen Dickey, formerly lead singer with hitmakers Rose Royce, and smoky-voiced Limahl who was frontman for the chart-topping Kajagoogoo in the 80s – are ably supported by the sexy Debbie Boyd, who revealed that she was born in Inverness but must have left at a very early age or we would all have noticed her shapely form, long legs and big blonde hair. Boyd, who indulged in some dirty dancing on a bluesy ‘Hound Dog’ and Donna Summer’s ‘Hot Stuff’, also delivered the goods on ‘Out Here On My Own’, the big ballad from “Fame”. (Inverness Courier)
  • “Dean Hussain and Debbie Boyd provided strong, charismatic support. Both are big talents to watch out for.” (Bradford Telegraph)
  • “Debbie Boyd held the ear and eye whenever she appeared or had a solo. Both newcomers were good value and Boyd came close to stealing the show." (The Stage)
  • “…they shared the stage with the very talented Debbie Boyd, who did a particularly raunchy version of Elvis’ Hound Dog among many other songs.” (Darlington Evening Gazette)
  • “…many of the songs were belted out magnificently by rising theatre star Debbie Boyd.” (Kentish Times)

 

 

 

 

 

Areas covered:  Norfolk including Norwich, Great Yarmouth, King's Lynn, Thetford, East Dereham, North Walsham, Wymondham, Cromer, Caister-on-Sea, Fakenham, Diss, Sheringham, Swaffham, Downham Market, Brundall, Aylsham, Hemsby, Heacham, Poringland, Hunstanton, Dersingham, Hethersett, Harleston, Stalham, Spixworth, Long Stratton, Horsford, Loddon, Outwell, Wroxham-Hoveton, Terrington Saint Clement, Martham, Ormesby Saint Margaret, Mundesley, Mulbarton. Suffolk including Ipswich, Lowestoft, Bury Saint Edmunds, Felixtowe, Haverhill, Newmarket, Stowmarket, Beccles, Mildenhall, Woodbridge, Lakenheath, Halesworth, Leiston, Bungay, Needham Market, Kessingland, Southwold, Glemsford, Martlesham Heath, Thurston, Capel Saint Mary, Framlingham, Long Melford, Saxmundham, Aldeburgh, Ixworth, Wickham Market, Clare, Bramford, Kedington, Woolpit, Debenham, Exning, East Bergholt, Shotley Gate. Cambridgeshire including Cambridge, Peterborough, Wisbech, Huntingdon, March, Saint Neots, Ely, Whittlesey, Eaton Socon, Chatteris, Soham, Ramsey, Histon, Yaxley, Sawston, Littleport, Godmanchester, Sawtry, Cottenham, Melbourn, Waterbeach, Girton, Warboys, Fulbourn, Somersham, Doddington-Wimblington, Hemingford Grey, Little Paxton, Oakington-Longstanton, Gamlingay, Eye, Stilton, Swavesey, Bassingbourn, Buckden, Witchford.   Essex including Chelmsford, Colchester, Basildon, Harlow, Grays, Clacton-on-Sea, Benfleet, Brentwood, Braintree, Loughton, Canvey Island, Billericay, Wickford, Rayleigh, Stanford le Hope-Corringham, Witham, Maldon, Harwich, Waltham Abbey, South Ockendon, Frinton and Walton, Saffron Walden, Tilbury, Halstead, Chigwell, Epping, Tiptree, Brightlingsea, Burnham-on-Crouch, Wivenhoe, West Mersea, Danbury-Little Baddow, Great Dunmow, Chipping Ongar, Manningtree.

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