Real comments from real people. We’ll always ask for your feedback after you’ve booked us, we just hope your comments will be as good as these ones!
“Sublime, slick, fun, interactive, cool, upbeat”…
Graeme…I do not know where to start.
YOU WERE AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!
Everybody absolutely loved you, you totally made our day from the reception performance, to the music during the meal and then the main event….your performance in the evening was sublime, slick, fun, interactive, cool, upbeat….you made it into SUCH a party.
Thank you, thank you, thank you xxxxxxx
“Daft really understand their clients”…
Utterly Brilliant! We had a rather bespoke set of requirements and there was nothing that was too much trouble for the team? Graeme was incredibly patient and came up with some great ideas!
Our wedding party were a little quirky but all members of the band joined in and seemed to have a great time!
The atmosphere was electric and everyone said how amazing they were.
Daft really understand their clients and great at reading the crowd and delivery some banging tunes that will really get the party started and get everyone on the dance floor!
Thank you for making our wedding even more perfect!
“The band is worth every penny”…
We simply can’t thank Graeme and the band enough. They were incredible from start to finish.
I spent quite a bit of time initially researching bands for our wedding as the music and band interaction were so important to us.
When we watched Graeme’s videos on the website and read all the testimonials we knew they were just what we were looking for. So I put in an online enquiry and, I kid you not, within seconds Graeme was on the phone explaining everything and had us from “hello”.
Every single one of our guests commented on how amazing the band were and the packed dance floor all night emphasised that even more. These guys aren’t just a band they are true professional musicians and entertainers and the nicest people you could ever meet.
Our venue owner was so impressed with how brilliant and professional they were he has taken their details to recommend to future brides and grooms.
The whole package from the contact and reassurance all the way through to the lights, DJ, capturing the evening in video, their constant inclusion and reference to us as bride and groom and the amazing sound and music of the band is worth every penny! They even got one of our friends (who sings) to sing an entire song with them.
We and many of our guests will definitely use them again and when back off honeymoon will look up some of their events to go see them again (not in a weird stalking groupey way but just because they are EPIC!)
They truly go over and above. What other band member do you know, after a full 2 hour set in 30 degree heat and packing up all their very impressive kit and instruments, takes time to help the bride and groom back up their car and get on the road safely?!
So if you’re considering booking Daft but are not sure my advice to you is this…. DO IT!! Your expectations will be exceeded and they will not let you down!!
Thank you sooo much Graeme and Daft! You truly made our special day incredible!!
Much love x
“You really did get the party started and the dancefloor was full all night.”…
Well, what a night we had on Saturday!
Enormous thanks to you and all the band for an absolutely brilliant evening’s entertainment, you really did get the party started and the dancefloor was full all night. Even those who weren’t dancing have been sending compliments on the quality of the music and everyone really enjoyed your performance.
Thank you also for all your support and immaculate booking paperwork in the run up to the event; it makes my job so much easier when people are crystal clear about what they can and can’t do, as you were.
I am so delighted that Jon introduced us and we will certainly look to book you again in future.
And Jon, those were fabulous guest performances from yourself and Linda too!
Have a great day and please do pass my sincere thanks to all the other musicians; it was great to meet you all.
Best regards, Rachelle
“Would happily recommend them.”…
I found the whole process seamless.
Graeme is a pleasure to deal with, and the band on the evening were fantastic.
We, and all our guests, loved them.
Would happily recommend them.
Thank you, Clare & Darren
“From start to finish the organisation of booking daft was outstanding.”…
Wow… Just wow!!
From start to finish the organisation of booking daft was outstanding.
I booked the band as a surprise for my fiancé for our wedding and they delivered to perfection.
All the band members and the team working along side them were professional, friendly and the provided an unforgettable evening for our wedding.
I would highly recommend them and would defiantly book the band again for future events….
Everyone commented on what an amazing job they done at getting the party started through there interactive performances.
“Everything was taken care of and we never felt at any time that we needed to chase”…
I literally cannot praise the band enough.
They were amazing throughout the performance and a lot of guests commented on how good they were.
The singing and music were excellent and at times, were so true to the song you couldn’t tell if it was the live band or DJ.
We loved how they interacted throughout the performance yet didn’t make it too cheesy and cabaret.
Everything was taken care of and we never felt at any time that we needed to chase them to sort things.
We look forward to seeing the pictures taken throughout the evening!
“All our friends have been raving about the quality of the music and the funnies”…
Graeme was polite, encouraging and seemed genuinely interested in invested in making sure that my 40th party went as well as it possibly could.
We absolutely loved how adept Graeme was as a front man on the night – seeing what needed doing and just doing it without fuss; it was seamless.
The band and sound technician were so friendly and professional – all we had to do was dance!
The intimate atmosphere on the night was brilliant and it truly felt that Daft! were simply very talented friends who were attending the party and that was perfect for us.
All our friends have been raving about the quality of the music and the funnies (?!) of the party and we know that Daft! were a massive part of that.
I honestly can’t imagine that we would ever find cause to book a different band the next time we decide to throw a big do. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
“I would have no hesitation in strongly recommending Daft for any party”…
The band turned what was a good night into a great one!
I cannot be more positive about the whole experience, the engagement, interaction with and reading of the audience, the variety of play list, the musical quality and set were all first class.
I would have no hesitation in strongly recommending Daft for any party (corporate or private) as they had the entire audience up dancing and singing from song 1 to the encore – just superb and a night to remember.
“We couldn’t be happier with how our wedding night went”…
Hi Graeme and team,
We couldn’t be happier with how our wedding night went as well as all the communication before hand.
Graeme has been professional and helpful throughout the booking process, offering advice and guidance where needed.
On the night various friends and family came up to us to say how impressed they were with your performance.
Thanks again for everything!
Louise & John
“Everyone associated with Daft were highly professional”…
First class service right from the outset.
Everyone associated with Daft were highly professional, communication throughout the whole booking process was excellent, and both the live sets and disco on the night were brilliant.
Especially liked the Fresh Prince – Blurred lines mash up – perfect for those of us of a certain age but even the youngsters appreciated it!!
Really looking forward to doing it all again next December!
“!daft! were amazing!…”
DAFT Band were amazing, and sounded amazing. Really good musicians and front man. So professional and keen to ensure set up and sound was perfect, and Graeme, being our compare all night helped enormously, and without him taking on that lead and getting the crowd going, and in the right places at the right time, it would not have been the night it was.
He took that role seriously, really keen to ensure everything happened when it should – which we are both so grateful for.
Fantastic atmosphere, and a band to remember. Lots of our guests praised you massively and said they had a TOP NIGHT – thanks to you guys so thank you!
Overall, honestly the night was amazing, and we are really grateful for your energy and everything you did on the night. Great to have a sing along with you too, even if I was massively out of tune!
Thanks v much 🙂
Claire and Greg.
“Thank you to Daft for making it such an enjoyable night!”…
Graeme and the rest of the band were fantastic! The band really made the night!
We’ve had lots of compliments about the band from our guests!
It was a great night and a brilliant party.
Thank you to Daft for making it such an enjoyable night!
“Having a live band made the night all the more special and unique!”…
Graeme was a wonderful front man; all the musicians were fabulous; great tracks; read the room and got even the die hard non-dancers to the floor!
Having a live band made the night all the more special and unique!
Thank you so much Sue-Anne & Iain xx
“Daft have been the most professional band form the first conversation”…
I run a live music venue at RAF Odiham Live Music Club (OLMC) and every month I book a live band to perform to military personnel.
Daft have been the most professional band form the first conversation to the performance.
I’ve also been in the music industry for all my adult life and I have to say these guys are the best live performers I have seen.
From the first chord to the last encore, they lit up the room and quite simply raised the roof. I cannot wait to have these guys back to OLMC.
“A great couple of sets and expertly performed!”…
Graham and the rest of the band were superb!
So many people have commented of the sheer quality of their performance!
Such a great couple of sets and expertly performed!
Thank you so much guys, you were truly awesome!
“The music made our day perfect and I would not hesitate to recommend you,”…
Thank you for coming to play at our wedding.
So many of the guests have commented on what a fantastic band it was and one friend getting married next year has asked for your details.
The music made our day perfect and I would not hesitate to recommend you, thanks again.
“How much fun it was…”
I cannot praise !daft! enough.
I had been to some places !daft! was playing and always had the best time. So when we started looking at booking a wedding, we knew that we wanted a classic day but the evening to be a big party with everyone dancing. We knew that !daft! would deliver that for us, so I had no hesitation in trying to secure them for the date.
Thankfully they were free!
The whole process has been very easy and straightforward, emails were replied to quickly and any questions answered straight away, with !daft! hitting their target dates for their checks. We decided on our first dance song and left the rest of the playlist to !daft! as they know exactly what choices would work. So on to the day itself, wow.
The acoustic session played in the afternoon was just amazing, so lovely to be out in the sun with music in the background and these guys have no end of talent! By the time we came into the evening everything was set up and ready to go, and we danced the night away with everyone else on the dance floor.
We had so many comments made about the band and how much fun it was, we honestly had the best night of our lives and that was supplied by !daft!, and I am sure we weren’t the only ones.
The variation of ages was from 12 up to 60s and everyone was up dancing away.
For any event !daft! are the only band I would recommend and I cant thank them enough for the day that we had, professional through and through, fantastic music, amazing talent, great fun and well worth every penny.
Graeme and his team are second to none.
“The feedback from guests is that it’s the best one yet.”…
As always. A great evening of entertainment laid on by Daft.
The feedback from guests is that it’s the best one yet.
Without a doubt we’ll have the boys back.
“They made it an amazing day!…”
From our first conversation with Graeme I was left feeling totally confident in him and his team’s ability to really deliver for our wedding. He listened to what we wanted to do and was very honest in recommending the best option for us.
After we made our booking he did everything for us, including contacting the venue directly to organise delivery of Public Liability insurance etc. In Graeme’s view this was just part of the service, in our view it surpassed all expectations.
We also booked a DJ through Graeme and I can honestly say that booking the two together was a fantastic idea, it took all the stress out of the situation and it meant that setup on the day was much more streamlined.
As for the event it self, it really gave our wedding the very best ending we could have hoped for. The band were pitch perfect throughout, their performance and song choices perfectly measured, and they were very good at reading the room and getting everyone (and I mean EVERYONE) up on the dance floor.
We had had a brilliant day up to the band performing, but they made it an amazing day. They also didn’t seem to be concerned about sticking to the exact set lengths we had paid for, instead they seemed to be really enjoying themselves and carried on performing, much to the excitement of everyone in the room.
We would recommend !Daft! to anyone having a wedding or other event that calls for a highly professional, yet personal service.
When it came to price, there were definitely cheaper options out there, but had we known how good our evening was going to be, we would have paid twice.
“I knew we were in safe hands…”
We booked !daft! for our Wedding / 40th birthday celebration. From the minute I spoke to Graeme I knew we were in safe hands. Graeme was easy to work with and worked with all the requests that we asked for our evening.
Then came the actual event….. The band were absolutely superb! Our guests could not stop raving about how fantastic the band played, and how they made the evening go with a real bang – the entire room was up on their feet dancing! They played something for everyone and made sure even our younger guests were up on their feet all night.
Now all I need is another excuse for a party so we can book them all over again!
“They truly rocked!…”
We first heard about Daft from a gig at the Old Ticket Hall in Windsor. We spoke to Graeme, the band manager, about playing at our Wedding, held at Pinewood Studios on Saturday 8th October.
Right from the start Graeme was helpful and his pre-wedding dialogue leading up to our big day was tip top, he was always on the end of the phone to allay any of our concerns. He was very keen that we got involved with track selections and then we didn’t hear from him again until we stepped into our venue to see Dafts truly amazing and very professional set up. Graeme’s priority was always to give us a special evening at our reception.
There’s nothing left to say other than the fact that they truly ROCKED!!!! and we wish the reception could have gone on all night.
We’ll come and see you soon Graeme / Daft and I’ll buy you that pint!
“Did everything we asked from playing the songs we wanted”…
Brilliant band everyone at our wedding loved them. From the first time we met Graeme he filled us with confidence.
The band members are easy to talk to aswell.
Did everything we asked from playing the songs we wanted to not playing the ones we didn’t want.
The dance floors was filled all night.
Looking forward to seeing them again!
“Made us feel very special…”
There is absolutely no doubt your band made our evening.
Everyone, without exception, commented on how good you all were.
Your interaction with the audience, the fab mix of music to complement all ages, and the ‘shout-outs’ you gave to our hospital was an added bonus and made us feel very special.
Many many thanks – we look forward to booking you again.
“The band were courteous and professional”…
!daft! put on a great show for us. We loved the choice of music and were really impressed by their versatility in pulling off a range of styles.
The band were courteous, professional and made the whole event really easy for us.
My guests all raved about them and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them most highly.
“As soon as we have the date for our next Ball we will be in touch to book !daft!”…
A wonderful experience for all of the organisers at Papplewick – you were so ready and prepared.
More importantly, you read the audience so well – the parents and staff were very impressed with the way you got the audience engaged during the course of the evening.
Just a shame dinner went on longer than planned shortening the time we had for dancing!
Thank you so much Graham – as soon as we have the date for our next Ball we will be in touch to book !daft!
Graeme, I can’t thank you enough for saving the day at the Music Festival with Bill Wyman.
I had never considered we might need to be inside (for rain) and outside (for sunshine), without your management skills the event would not have been so successful.
Daft, as always were absolutely brilliant and I look forward to booking you again soon!
“! d a f t ! Simply the best…”
WOW, wow and wow
What a night. There are not enough words to describe how you were, but here are a few………….
Amazing, Brilliant, Fantastic.
Thank you so much for making our special day even better
My phone has not stopped ringing since the party wanting to know who you are.
((( ! d a f t ! ))) Simply the best . Xxxxx
“You also took some amazing photos, is there a possibility we can get copies”…
Everyone was and still is raving about the band!!
You even managed to keep your cool, when my husband took over on the mic… Apologies about that, once he’s got a drink in him there’s no stopping him & his vocals!!
You also took some amazing photos, is there a possibility we can get copies to enable me to put some in our wedding album?
“They did not fail to deliver…”
Yet another successful Christmas Party for Hightown thanks to Graeme and his team. This event is the second time !daft! has attended Hightown’s Christmas Party and they did not fail to deliver, taking on many requests from the party goers , the quality of sound, range of music was next to none.
They certainly gained many loyal fans and judging by my inbox the next morning I will have no choice but to book them for 2013.
Well done Guys and thank you for making my job a little easier.
“4th time we have booked Daft…”
A MASSIVE THANK YOU for the best party! As always Graeme, the lads and Annie delivered in a big way! They were professional, personable and just brilliant before and during the event.
The feedback from every single one of our guests was incredibly positive and friends of ours who run a music festival who hadn’t seen them play before now want to have them play for them as well.
The quality of the music, sound and their ability to read and work the crowd was stunning. This is the 4th time we (or friends of ours) have booked Daft and they just keep getting better and better.
Many thanks – here’s to the next party!!!!
“You were wonderful!…”
You were wonderful! You remind me of Robbie Williams!
You guys were absolutely great! You must come and play for us!
“It was perfect!…”
Robert and I would like to personally thank !daft! for making out wedding reception extremely special. We had an absolute blast during our reception and we loved the song choices that were made. !daft! also sang our first dance song live (Foo Fighters – Everlong) and it couldn’t have been better if they tried – it was perfect!
I would highly recommend !daft! to any of my friends and family who are looking for a live band who know how to party!
Thank you again!
Rob and Shelley
“A really special night…”
We have had great feedback on the Band (Daft) and have provided your details to numerous people who requested it as Friday’s ball.
They kept everyone on the dance floor all night and their sets were varied and worked really well with the audience.
Thank you so much for making the ball a really special night.
Dynamic and full of dynamite, they’ll just blast you away!
“Never seen such a talented band…”
Thanks for a brilliant night Graeme.
Never seen such talented band in 11 years… you have a voice of god and big heart of diamond!! I have soar head, soar feet and lovely memories. Xx
“Went down an absolute storm”…
We have hired Daft for two very different events and they went down an absolute storm at both!!
They had everyone up and dancing until the very end of the evening- great atmosphere- great night!!
We look forward to working with them again!!
Many, many thanks to you and the guys for a memorable night last Friday.
Everyone I have spoken to has said the band were great! (except for the fat lad playing the drums in the middle on 2 numbers!).
It really capped off a great night for the club and demonstrated that we can raise our game when we need to. Your excellent performance certainly made a massive contribution.
“You were amazing!”…
To be honest! IT is all like a HUGE dream for us! We are looking forward to as many videos and pictures of it to re live it!
Thank you so much for doing it for us! It was great to have Daft there! You were amazing!
(By the Way, thank you for the T-Shirt! I am wearing it at the moment! lol) I love you all and it was an honor to have you at our wedding.
“A most fantastic rocking night”…
I just want to thank you for making my friends wedding party the BEST and for giving them a most fantastic rocking night that they so deserved.
I have never seen so many people rocking at a wedding, it was awesome and only eclipsed by hours of the Bride and Grooms air guitar! Just brilliant!
Thanks again, Jane.
“You played exactly what we wanted to hear”…
Having seen you play at Mr Bumbles in Camberley a year earlier, we knew there and then that we wanted you to play at our wedding reception. I just want to say a huge thank you to all of you, it was better than we ever imagined it would be!
From the first enquiry that we made online, right up until the very last song, we couldn’t fault you in any way – the booking was easy, talking to you about the sort of thing that we did and didn’t want and the phone call the evening before to double check all of the details, all of the way through you offered a friendly and professional service.
On the night, everything was perfect, you played exactly what we wanted to hear, I just wish we could go back and do it all again! You wouldn’t believe how many people have said to me since how good you were and that they would love to see you play again (although hopefully it won’t be at another wedding of mine.. lol) So, thank you again for making it so special, you are all brilliant musicians and we will definitely be seeing you at your gigs in the future!
“Cannot recommend Daft! highly enough”…
We had the absolute pleasure of Daft! perform at my wife’s 40th party last weekend. From the beginning of our dealings with Graeme which started 3 months ago, he has been a wealth of great advice, professional throughout, flexible and amenable to our every need (and we had many), and after we’d seen them at Mr Bumbles in Camberley, we knew that no other band would do (and we’d seen many).
They just know how to get a party jumping, great musicians & performers who can just tune in to the crowd –they had the dance floor FULL by the second song of their 1st set, and after that we never sat down.
We had a couple of singers amongst our mates, and the boys had no issues with giving up the mics to give our friends a turn and performances that they’ll never forget.
A very special mention to Dougie, the sound engineer, who kindly stayed with us before the bands performance to coordinate our sound needs for music and speeches – above & beyond, cheers Dougie.
As you can by now probably tell, I am a huge fan, and cannot recommend Daft! highly enough for any gig where you want to rock out and party (and I’d be happy to be contacted to tell you more if you still have any reservations).
To Daft! – a huge thanks, you made our party brilliant, wish you all every success, and looking forward to seeing you at future gigs. You guys were/are AMAZING. Thanks for making our night so incredible, our friends haven’t stopped talking about you. Watch out, Nicky & I are likely to become your first middle aged groupies!!
A HUGE thank you for last night! Daft were totally AWESOME and stole the show! You were the talk of the tents this morning!! Couldn’t believe how you belted out those rock tunes! Not many can pull that kind of music off and sound spot on.
Absolutely incredible!! You guys totally rocked! Thanks for such an amazing night and we are ALL coming to see you at your next local gig!
Thanks again & look forward to catching up again soon!
“You were absolutely brilliant”…
Absolutely awesome! You guys were the talk of the tents! Not many bands can pull of rock tunes the way you guys did! AMAZING! Thanks for a fabulous night. xx
Thank you – you were absolutely brilliant and made Lemstock ROCK and my birthday BRILLIANT xxx
“They just ooze energy and charisma!!”…
What an amazing night! Once again these guys rocked the crowd and had them begging for more!
They just ooze energy and charisma!!
The bar was heaving, so much so I ended up jumping around on your stage area at one point haha. But seriously, as far as cover bands go, these guys are the pinnacle of cool…
Look forward to the next gig!
“Friendly and accommodating throughout”…
We booked !daft! for the Slough Christmas lights switch on. The band were friendly and accommodating throughout.
They really rocked the crowd and gave the event a really great atmosphere. Their professionalism and friendly nature made them a pleasure to work with.
“They put their heart and soul into every song”…
I saw daft at O’neils in Oxford this November. OH my god what a fantastically talented and professional band who made the place come alive it was rocking.
Whatever your taste in music they do not disappoint.
I have to say i’m not normally one to get up and dance to a live band i normally leave that for the nightclubs but i could not resist and i sang my lungs out to all the songs leaving me a bit hoarse the next day.
Graeme is fantastic at involving the audience and the rest of the band are fantastic musicians who make the music come alive, they put their heart and soul into every song and most of all they seem to enjoy it just as much as the audience.
I will definitely become an avid follower and hope i get an occasion where i can hire them for a private function.
cheers guys for the best night i have had in ages sees ya soon xxx
“Where did you get that band, they were fantastic”…
daft performed at our wedding reception in St Albans and were simply awesome.
The set was superb and Greame’s interaction with the guests was excellent.
The feedback we’ve had from many guests has been overwhelmingly positive, with many comments such as “where did you get that band, they were fantastic”.
daft helped make our day very special and I would strongly recommend them to anyone who was thinking of having a top indie/rock band at their wedding. Finally, the Queen medley, what can I say; marvellous.
“Great audience participation”…
I was at Smokey Joes last nite and I thought you rocked!! I hadnt seen you before and didnt know what to expect. I was very suprised and will def come to see you all again. It was great audience participation and loved every minute you were on. I can see why you have such a massive following from your regulars.
Look forward to the next one Alix x x x (i have taken some video’s so I will try get them on here for you) xx
“Sounded better than some of the original artists”…
I would just like to say we had an awesome night, one of the best bands i have heard in a long time.
Brilliant atmosphere and you sounded better than some of the original artists. Cant believe you sang for so long..you made the party rock. Thanks again and i for sure will be booking you for my party!!
“The band and music in the evening definitely topped the day”…
I’ve been meaning to write for ages to say a massive thank you to you and daft for playing at our wedding on the 31st July this year at Oakley Court.
Paul and I had the most incredible wedding day and the band and music in the evening definitely topped the day in the best way possible. We originally came to see you at the old ticket hall in Windsor and as soon as you played our first dance song we definitely knew you were the band we wanted at the wedding. From the first dance to the last you were incredible. Having our first dance song played live as amazing and we have hadso many people say how fantastic the band was and the dance floor was packed all night. My cousin even had to shake the lead guitarists hand after Sweet Child of Mine as he was blown away by how good he was. My little nephew who is 3 was also completely mesmerised by drummer and couldn’t believe that someone gets paid to hit things for a living!!
Once again, thank you so much and we’ll definitely be coming to your next gig in Windsor!
“It is truly amazing to have so much talent in one band”…
Now I have seen Daft quite a few times now and every time they keep getting better and better!
Last night at the Old Ticket Hall in Windsor was absolutely fantastic! The atmosphere was immense and they had the whole venue dancing and singing along together!
It is truly amazing to have so much talent in one band. From amazing vocals to epic guitar solo’s.. All of the songs were flawlessly performed with so much passion!
There is not one bad word to be said about this band!
This is one band that I would highly recommend you seeing and I can bet my bottom dollar you will not be disappointed!!
Keep up the good work guys.. You truly are amazing!!
P.S.. Be seeing you soon and can’t wait to get down and boogie!!
“Fantastic, very talented, really in sync with each other”…
As a gigging musician myself, it’s extremely rare that I get to go and see a band (other than my own) in action. So having a rare ‘free’ evening, I made the journey down to O’Neill’s in High Wycombe with the missus and a couple of friends to see Daft.
I’m glad I did!
Daft are a 5 piece band with a very professional attitude and stage setup. In fact, I felt a little bit ashamed looking at how tidy and uncluttered their stage was compared to the one I usually perform on!
The musicianship on display last night was superb. As a fellow muso, I have a little twisted side of myself which likes to watch out for mistakes/bummed notes etc when watching bands, but I was sorely disappointed in that regard last night!
The 2 guitarists Gary and Adam were fantastic, very talented, really in sync with each other and both have a great guitar sound that is neither too harsh or overbearing.
The bass player Nick, is one of the best I have had the pleasure of witnessing in a pub. He has a great tone, and was great to watch – his fingers were flying all over the place, never missing a note. He was also perfectly locked in with the drummer and solidly providing one half of a really great rhythm section.
As for the drums – brilliant – powerful, tight and without the common problem that many bands suffer from of speeding up and up and up as the adrenaline of the gig takes hold!
Graeme – Daft’s frontman – is something else. His voice completely suits the style of music that Daft perform, he has a very clear and strong vocal and he really complements the other guys in the band perfectly. He exudes stage presence and is constantly on the move, keeping the crowd engaged and singing along. He managed to keep this up without letting up for a moment the entire evening. A lot of frontmen – myself included – could learn a hell of a lot from this chap!
Daft travel with their own soundman, who was also doing a grand job keeping feedback to a minimum – no mean feat considering how close the speakers had to be to the rest of the band – whilst monitoring their levels and keeping everything sounding great out front.
Whilst I confess some of Daft’s setlist wasn’t really my cup of tea (there were a few songs I didn’t know – I think I’m getting on a bit!), I can honestly say that they played their socks off and every song – regardless of whether I liked the record or not, was played exactly as it should have been, and at least as good – if not better than the originals. The rest of the audience however, seemed to know the words to every single song and were having a blast from start to finish – they didn’t stop singing and dancing until the band began packing away.
There were many great moments in the set – including great versions of “Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns N’ Roses and “Buck Rogers” by Feeder (really nice vocal harmonies on that one by the way). But the real highlight of the set for me was Daft’s cover of Meat Loaf’s seminal classic “Bat out of Hell”. It absolutely rocked the roof off the place! For the full 10 minutes that the song lasted, the whole audience was jumping, dancing, singing along – it really was superb!
I’m really glad that I finally had the opportunity to go and see Daft after hearing so much about them; I can honestly say that these guys are awesome!
I had the opportunity to meet the band during their break and they all seem like a really great bunch of lads who really have a passion for what they are doing. I wish them every success!
Check them out as soon as you get the chance, I promise you’ll have a great night!
“Your musicianship, showmanship, and an unbelievable commitment to your audience.”…
Hi G, Gary , Matt, Nick, Adam
I have been amazingly slow at getting this message of huge praise and thanks out to you very fine folks and pals. (The 10th seems like an age ago – mainly because we have been on the road every day since clearing the site at about midnight by the Monday after!! – Never ever do what I do if you want an easy life!)
ANYWAY- not the f’ing point so let’s get to it……..
What you did and achieved at the BIG Zero was quite outstanding in any terms, and I think that everyone who was there are now huge fans of !daft!
(I hear that you have had a some sign-ups on the web but that is not why I am writing)
As you are aware, we have been doing this bash for a while now. This year was, for me, the last time. And did you make it f****** happen with the biggest leaving blast ever. I simply cannot explain how I feel about what you did and how it made our guests feel and behave. We have always tried to do something a bit different – away from the norm – and where folk can really let their hair down without feeling self-conscious and worrying about what the neighbours might think – -if you know what I mean.
A lady guest (no names without her permission) said to me
“I just danced and boogied, I was soaked in sweat and very pissed……. I have a daughter who has left university, another at uni.. and a son who has just done his A levels. I have not done anything like your party for over 20 years and it was was the best time I can remember…ever!!!”
I have been given praise from so many people of every age and gender on basically similar lines –
And that was – in a very major part – down to you guys. Your musicianship, showmanship, and an unbelievable commitment to your audience. You took people to places that they had forgotten or never been. That is quality and a real result. I really want you to feel what I feel – bloody proud of what was achieved that night.
Simply, I cannot thank you all enough – nor can my co-conspirators, colleagues and basically the near 1000 people you gave it out for
I owe you so big time
Let’s do it again????
Much love and look forward to catching up with you all
Huge thanks again
R – Sitting Up at the unit having just unloaded from another adventure – with a beer at my side which is a welcome change!!!
“True passion, energy and commitment”…
We got married on 24th April and while the rest of the day was perfect, Daft! contributed hugely to it being the best day of our lives with a performance of true passion, energy and commitment that was perfectly suited to the day and our friends.
Since the wedding we have had many people asking how we found Daft! how great they were and have even recommended you for a few other friends weddings
Thanks again for helping to make it a perfect day
“They have an energy that is second to none.”…
I have seen them a couple of times now and I have loved every minute. I was a guest singer!!!!!! I have never really been into seeing bands in bars etc but !daft! are so different. They have an energy that is second to none.
I for one will certainly be seeing them again and will recommend them to all I know. Really looking forward to seeing them perform again.
Thanks guys. xxx
“An absolutely brilliant time”…
Went to the horns last night in Watford, had an absolutely brilliant time, thanks guys, wicked. Will definately come to see you again.
Fantastic gig at the horns …loved it x
“Amazing band, and a great bunch of guys”…
Myself & Hannah, and all of our Wedding guests were blown away by your performance. Amazing band, and a great bunch of guys, too.
You thoroughly entertained everyone & helped to make our Wedding Day extra special. Thank you so much!!!
“!daft! really know how to make the atmosphere electric”…
After having been to my 254th !daft! gig at the Rising Sun in Slough last night (which is also worth an honorable mention if you’re keeping count) I think it can officially be established, once and for all, that the lads really are the most entertaining, audacious and awesome covers band in the known universe.
I imagine only invasion by aliens from the planet ‘rock and f-ing roll’ – or *perhaps* the second coming of Elvis – could upstage them now.
!daft! are so far ahead of the pack they can now only compete with themselves. The perfectly formed fivesome compliment each other like turbo and shandy!!
Frontman Graeme is a great entertainer, he jumps around the stage (often literally) with electric energy, singing
away to anything you throw at him, being one of the few rock vocalists with the technical chops to brave a bit of a Metallica growl and tackle a bit of warbling too, Garys an absolute pedigree guitarist, who I’m sure is just longing to have a bit of a crowd surf after one of his blistering guitar solos (he’s from ooop norf too don’t you know) Phil I’m starting to think perhaps was born with his guitar rock seems to come that naturally to him, you’ll find Darran on his drum stool going absolutely mental, how he keeps it up for the whole gig is beyond me, I think he must save it all up and release the beast come pub o’clock at the weekends and Nick keeps the perfect bass going seemingly effortlessly, smooth as you like, bringing it all together.
I probably should mention that Phil is departing very soon though which is a big shame, so you’ll have to catch them this year to see him, but for the rest of the lads I can only hope the fun has only just begun again. With a new head to put into the mix, who knows what genius they’ll come up with and the ‘Raw finale’ I’m sure will be no less than grand.
As for material, the set list does traverse some familiar covers band territory, with good solid rock numbers – but the boys have also chosen to indulge their ability to make all types of music rock with all sorts of genres thrown in. Whether you’re a metal head, an Elvis groupie, an 80′s throwback or an indie type who has to get up 20 minutes early in the mornings to squeeze into your skinnys, there’s something for you. Which certainly beats citing Smoke on the Water as your most played song.
They play all the best venues in the area, from spangley nightclubs that charge you £45 for a beer with lights that make you go ‘ooooh’ (and smoke machines if your lucky) to superb little rock pubs where everybody knows your name (…and they’re always glad you cameeeee) and staff you want to lick because they’re just that brilliant.
!daft! really know how to make the atmosphere electric and get the whole crowd involved, even the truly miserable types are up having a bit of a boogie by the end of the night. I will personally challenge anyone to go home from a !daft! gig and claim you’ve not had a wicked time.
“Smooth as half a jar of peanut butter spread upon Kylie’s inner thigh”…
!daft! are a local professional bunch of masculine male musicians with a squeaky-clean lady friendly image and a clean-cut next-door-neighbour following of young good-looking entrepreneurs and their gorgeous girlfriends. If you like modern alt-rock music perfectly pitched for an affluent audience and sumptuously rehearsed and presented then !daft! is for you. Covers include work by Killers, Green Day, Queen, Guns N Roses, Manics, Fratellis, Michael Jackson, Oasis.
One of my favourites, when I saw the band LIVE at OLD TICKET HALL WINDSOR, was “Monster” by The Automatic. If you are thinking of modern, honey-sweet, anthemic alt-rock Indie sounds then you have got the right idea. But the boys can also belt out some whoppers and the soundcheck was Free’s “Wishing Well” with a really grinding and even menacing attitude…nice and sleazy.
The band also performs some Darkness and Queen tracks which go down a treat with the punters. The carefully groomed and manicured performance of the high-larking vocalist Graeme Nash (a smiling sunshine timeshare salesman-type yuppie boy of brylcream boyband and sqeaky clean credentials) helped to make these tracks a sing-song success. The support from Gary & Phil on guitars and Nick on bass is about as smooth as half a jar of peanut butter spread upon Kylie’s inner thigh and about as polished as a recently greased up snowboard.
The result from all this hard graft is a solid workaday performance as reliable as well-oiled machinery in a Swiss clock factory and as enjoyable as a bouncy castle party wearing nothing but clotted cream and your jim-jams. Lots of fun and plenty of keypoint moments to look back upon. An exciting and energetic vibe.
!daft! totally out-perform your expectations and are simply a class act.
I saw the band at the OLD TICKET HALL WINDSOR…this venue is now the only authentic and truly exclusive LIVE MUSIC venue in the Windsor area. The acoustics are a problem (the room is actually the old William Tite ticket office c 1849) but the space is truly historic and buzzes with a friendly energy and effervescent excitement. The public space is a high horseshoe shaped room with large rear doors leading out onto the station platform and a bar that is placed smack inside the ticket office. The stage is built up and sits in front of the huge windows overlooking the enormous bar area. Lots of terrific looking visitors and excellent drinks and service make this an ideal base for any music loving locals to come and spend some quality time with like-minded live music enthusiasts.
The best thing about The Old Ticket Hall is that it is just a few stops down the line from STAINES to Windsor & Eton Riverside station so will cost only about a fiver from Staines…a big savings on minicab fares…. so it makes your spendin money go a lot further.
“Absolutely outstanding, the best band we have seen in a very very long time”…
What can we say, absolutely outstanding, the best band we have seen in a very very long time. Can’t wait for you all to come back and visit us again soon.
It has been a long time since we have seen a band were the vocals are spot on, as well as the instruments, great stuff guys keep it up. Nicky, Andy and all who appreciated at the Fleur…
“You guys were awesome!”…
Seriously, you guys were awesome! Brilliant! You’ll have to play one of my parties.
“!daft! are fast becoming one the most popular bands of the covers circuit.”…
Its very rare that i get a night off to go and see other bands, but Friday 8th May 2009 was one of those nights. So off we went to go and see Daft in action @ the Scotch Bar Windsor. On arrival i managed to say hi to Matt and Graeme before getting the drinks in and preparing myself to becoming !daft! experienced.
Well what can I say, from the first note to the last these guys know how to make a venue party and encourage audience participation to the max. Musically they handle a mix of tracks from as extreme as Elvis to Metalica and all stops in between the decades with a fanatic pace and musical prowess and i along with everyone else clapped whenever they gave us a chance to. We were treated to a straight through 1 hour 30 minute set of which went down a storm and its easy to see why !daft! are fast becoming one the most popular bands of the covers circuit.
Once my diary allows, i will be definitely making a dash to see !daft! again and i suggest that if you have not done so yet, then get yourself !daft! experienced @ a gig near you …….
“A group of quality musicians who comprise a band with the “wow factor“”…
!daft! really know how to give their audience that “feel good” factor…I was watching people leaving after the gig and without exception everyone had bloody big smiles on their faces.
So, “covers band” they may be…but they’re so much more too…
“They have an amazing stage presence, get the crowd fully involved”…
What can you say about !daft! other than QUALITY!!! They have an amazing stage presence, get the crowd fully involved and ROCK ON!!! They have a great mix of covers that guarantee you will have no voice left by the end of the night!!
Particular favorites include their Guns n Roses covers and ‘All these things I’ve done’ by the Killers!!
If you want a wicked night, go see this lot!!! Amazing, keep it up Guys!!!
“You’ll not be disappointed”…
I’M SIXTY, AND DON’T KNOW MANY OF THE SONGS THEY PERFORM, BUT… this band is something else!
I played a bit in the 60′s and 70′s, fancied myself and the bands I played in then…still do, I ‘spose, but !daft! are an outstanding covers band. I’ve booked them twice and both times now they have simply ‘blown the audience away“!
Believe their “biography” above because every word is true, but don’t just read these reviews, go to a gig, and if you can’t get to one, be selfish and book them to play for you, as I have done. You’ll not be disappointed.
“Ensuring the crowd are involved and are smiling”…
If not performing, there is nothing I like better than going to see a live band and !daft! give everything I want to see.
Graeme is a top notch frontman, with a good vocal range to boot. He excels in ensuring the crowd are involved and are smiling. The choice of material is pleasantly varied – the band’s strength lies in the big rock anthems such as Guns n Roses’ ‘Welcome to the jungle’ and an incredibly tight Queen medley.
The band steer clear of ballads and rightly so; !daft! are all about the energy and sharpness of sound. Phil and Gary on guitars are tight as you like together and share solos – the guitars compliment each other perfectly. Nick is a solid bass player and his timing with Darren on drums is spot on. All in all, if you want to go see a band and want to feel part of it, even if just for a couple of hours, go see them. Brilliant.
“Awesome band .. Awesome guys.. Awesome live music”…
I have been going to !daft! gigs for years, not only are they awesome musicians but great entertainers.
They always put in 100% to ensure you have a wicked night and the music is always brilliant. At every gig the crowd are always involved and everyone is singing and dancing.
I will always put in the effort to go to see !daft!.. as its always a fab night.
Awesome band .. Awesome guys.. Awesome live music..Thanks for all the great night’s and I look forward to seeing you again soon!!!
“One of the best shows we have seen”…
!daft! played in the Camphill Club in West Byfleet on Saturday the 12th of May.
The lads were an absolute pleasure to deal with and put on one of the best shows we have seen, where Graeme gets his energy from is beyond me!!
We have already booked them to play our Club later this year, and I will be booking them for some gigs next year as well!
“Witness the expertise and sheer talent of what I saw”…
I would just like to say once again how fantastic you and your band were on Daisy Day.
I can honestly say that your the best band I’ve seen for a long, long time.
Will contact you again soon to make a date for the summer so that all the unfortunate ones that missed out from seeing you that day will be able to catch up and witness the expertise and sheer talent of what I saw.
“They weren’t on long enough! I wanted more!”…
I went to see them for the first time recently and had one of the BEST nights out!
Fantastic band, picked all the right songs, I would pay money to see these dudes and it was like watching the real GNR or Greenday except you were closer to the stage!! Bonus!! Only problem I will say is that they weren’t on long enough! I wanted more !!!!!
“More than just a covers band”…
A very welcome return for !daft! who are more than just a covers band, they are an event.
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