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Client feedback for Sound Image

Friday, June 22, 2018

Alan Hunter's 21st Birthday - The Range, Tokai - 16th June 2018



Video memories of another great party !   

Hi Gary

We LOVED you guys on Saturday :) Everyone else did too and the evening was a resounding success! 

Alan was so stoked he got to play with you. We so thoroughly enjoyed your performance - it was EXACTLY what Alan was after. 


We can’t thank you enough and will definitely recommend you to anyone who will listen!! 

Please pass on our thanks and appreciation to Andrew, China, Paul and the beautiful vocalist whose name eludes me at this moment (looks like I failed the test :)

Stay well and I hope our paths cross again one day!

Kind regards

Gail

Kind Words for the Sound Image 5-Piece band who had the pleasure of performing for Alan's memorable 21st birthday celebration which took place on Saturday at The Range in Tokai. 

It was an awesome evening with a wonderful response for the band - a full dance floor and a great party made all the more memorable with birthday boy Alan's fine drumming skills with Sound Image on 'Mustang Sally'!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Wedding Celebration at Vrede en Lust Estate - 26th May 2018


Dear Gary, 

Thanks so much. 

Our guests had a wonderful time and they really enjoyed all the music from your band. 

It was a pleasure working with your team. 

Thanks so much again. 

Best,

Ayo

Kind Words from the groom for the Sound Image 5-Piece band who had the pleasure of performing a mix of background and dancing music for Ayo and Yehoda's memorable wedding reception on Saturday ! 

In short it was an awesome evening with a wonderful response for both our background and dancing sets !


Monday, May 14, 2018

Great Gatsby Theme 50th Birthday Celebration - Atlantic Beach Golf Estate - 12th May 2018


" Thank you for your awesome performance on Saturday !

The music created such a lovely vibe ! "

Sam Jones

Another wonderful response for our Guitar-Sax/Clarinet duo :)

We had the pleasure of performing for Gavin's memorable Great Gatsby theme 50th birthday celebration which took place at the Atlantic Beach Golf Estate on Saturday.


Thank you to photographer Ian Junor for his kind permission to include the images !

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Stairway to Heaven - solo guitar arrangement - Gary Deacon



Initial Comments : 

Beautiful and simple, allowing this perennial melody to just breath. Flawless technique as usual! Well done Gary ." 

Greg Davids 

" Absolutely beautiful." 

 Mike Larcombe

Friday, April 27, 2018

Gary Deacon - Public Performances - April / May 2018



Sunday 29th April (1:00 pm - 3:15 pm) Alphen Hotel, Constantia 

Acoustic Guitar, Saxophone-Clarinet and Bass Trio with John Russel and Willie van Zyl 


Thursday 3rd May (7:00 pm - 10:00 pm) Seelan, V&A Waterfront 

Acoustic Guitar and Saxophone-Clarinet-Flute Duo with Professor Mike Rossi 


Sunday 6th May (6:00pm - 9:00 pm) Barristers, Newlands 

Acoustic Guitar and Saxophone-Clarinet Duo with virtuoso Willie van Zyl 


Sunday 13th May (1:00 pm - 3:15 pm) Alphen Hotel, Constantia 

Acoustic Guitar, Saxophone-Clarinet and Bass Trio with John Russel and Willie van Zyl


Sunday 27th May (1:00 pm - 3:15 pm) Alphen Hotel, Constantia 

Acoustic Guitar, Saxophone-Clarinet and Bass Trio with John Russel and Willie van Zyl




Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Wedding Ceremony, Pre-dinner at Natte Valleij - 24th March 2018


Hi Gary 

Many thanks - 

your music was a hit! :)

Regards

Anton  


Kind words received from the groom for our acoustic guitar and vocal duo !

In short, an enjoyable performance for over 100 appreciative guests, many of whom jived past us during our final song :)

Always a pleasure to accompany Haydn's smooth vocal skills as demonstrated in the audio example below ...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Soleares Jazz Waltz - Solo Guitar - Gary Deacon

 

Click onto the image for my YouTube video of some flamenco-jazz from my Artes nominated 'Six String Things' Album ! 

Initial Comments : 

" Wow Gary, beautiful technique, tone, melody as we know your playing represents." 

Greg Davids 

" Absolutely beautifully played." 

 Maurice Gawronsky

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Solo Acoustic Guitar Arrangement Of 'Stompin' At The Savoy'

 

Click onto the image for my YouTube video of this popular jazz standard ! 

Initial Comments :

" Nicely done Gary. " 

Tim Lerch (Currently one of the U.S.A. Pacific Northwest's busiest and most well respected guitarists, Tim  is also a sought after session guitarist and records frequently in Seattle and Vancouver).

" Excellent G."

Tony Cox

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Acoustic 2 mp3 Audio


  featuring Gary Deacon and Bev Scott Brown


The audio players will display after a few seconds - please allow a moment before clicking onto the respective play icons. Alternatively, click onto the song title for a direct link.

1 Bubbly (Colbie Caillat)



2 My Baby Just Cares For Me (Nina Simone)



3 A Thousand Years (Christina Perri)





4 Valarie (Amy Winehouse)



5 Fly Me To The Moon (Frank Sinatra)



6 Sunday Morning (Maroon 5)



Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Housewarming Celebration - Fresnaye - 28th January 2018


" Very Pleasing "

Michael Alexander 

An online booking comment received from a happy client in response to an enjoyable performance with the Sound Image Trio at a housewarming celebration with a great view !

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Wedding Celebration - Eikedal Constantia - 5th January 2018


" Gary's playing was absolutely amazing - made everything more special! "

Debbie Armitage  

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

An accolade received from Aleit, founder of The Aleit Group


" Best in the business! 

 Since 20 years ago. 


 An honour for me! "


 Aleit 
  


An impressive view of the dance floor and stage prior to one of our wedding reception performances for the Aleit Group.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

50th Birthday Celebration - Clovelly Country Club - 18th November 2017


Hi Gary

Everyone said how much they enjoyed interacting with the band and letting their hair down! 

You, Keith, China and Bev were so appreciated for your performances and artistry. 

People who said they NEVER danced were booming away!

Thanks for making Leon’s 50th celebrations so much fun and so special.

Take care

Kind regards 

Kathy

A wonderful response for the Sound Image 4-Piece Band who had the pleasure of performing for Leon's memorable 50th birthday celebration which took place at the Clovelly Country Club with spectacular views across the golf course !

Friday, November 17, 2017

Fairest Cape Tour awards dinner - Goudini Spa, Worcester - 14th November 2017



It was a pleasure to perform for the 4th consecutive year for the recent Fairest Cape Tour awards dinner hosted by the Cape Vintage Motorcycle Club.

In short, another enjoyable evening performing for appreciative guests. Just prior to the awards presentation, I was afforded the opportunity of a spotlight moment to perform Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway To Heaven' which received a great response from the audience.

My thanks and appreciation to Gavin Allison for the medal received for my acoustic guitar contribution - an unexpected surprise !

Monday, November 6, 2017

Carol and Francois - Wedding at The Rotunda, Camps Bay - 4th November 2017


Gary, it is ALWAYS such a pleasure working with you! 

Wish we can do it more often. 

The client was super happy and loved your music! 

Thank you so much for everything. 

Have a great week.

Hannes Maritz

Wedding Coordinator

Kind words for the Sound Image 4-Piece Band who had the pleasure of performing for Carol and Francois ' memorable wedding reception which took place at the Rotunda in Camps Bay !

Monday, October 30, 2017

Jackie and Patrick - Wedding at Boschendal - 21st October 2017


Hi Gary, 

I hope you are well! 

Once again, thank you SO much for playing at Jackie's Wedding. 

It was a massive success!

Thank you!

Elizabeth Winshaw

Event Specialist


Kind words for our acoustic guitar, sax and vocalist trio who had the pleasure of performing at Jackie and Patrick's wedding pre-dinner celebration which took place at the spectacular Olive Press, Boschendal Wine Estate !

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Acoustic 2 mp3 Audio


  featuring Gary Deacon and Haydn Gardner


The audio players will display after a few seconds - please allow a moment before clicking onto the respective play icons. Alternatively, click onto the song title for a direct link.

1 Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)



2 I'm Yours (Jason Mraz)



3 A Lovely Day (Bill Withers)




4 Budapest (George Ezra)



5 My Girl (The Temptations)



6 The Way You Look Tonight (Michael Bublé)

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Giulia and Niel - Wedding at Boschendal - 23rd September 2017


Dear Gary

Herewith just a special thank you from the heart for your beautiful music played at Niel and Giulia’s wedding.

Elizabeth said we could trust you totally, as she did, and we agree.  

I can’t wait to have a special function again to invite you to play there.

Many thanks to you, for helping to make their wedding day, so perfect!

Warm regards

Marike Hendriksz



Dear All, 

Just a massive thank you to each and every one of you involved in Giulia & Niel's wedding at The Olive Press this past weekend. 

As always, it was a massive honour to work with all of you. The wedding was a huge success and we have very happy clients thanks to all of you! 

Us as coordinators are really only as good as our suppliers when it comes of the day of the wedding- so THANK YOU!  

Looking forward to a great rest of the season with you! 

Elizabeth Winshaw

Event Specialist


Kind words for our acoustic guitar, violin and sax trio who had the pleasure of performing for Giulia and Niel's wedding ceremony and pre-dinner at the spectacular Boschendal Wine Estate !

Friday, September 15, 2017

Solo Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar Arrangement of Cherokee


Click onto the image for my YouTube video of this popular jazz standard ! 

Initial Comments :

" Fantastic, just amazing. Thank you. " 

Roger Hoard (Akron, Ohio U.S.A. Premier Guitarist and member of Jamboree USA from 1971-2007. Former Musical Director for Jamboree USA and Jamboree in the Hills.  Performed with Chet Atkins and Lenny Breau).


" Joe Pass once said "Musicians judge each other by the intros they play to tunes." Nicely done ! "

Brian O'Sullivan


" Nice tone on that nylon string! "

Mark Anderson

KUESTA 2017 Welcoming Function - Stellenbosch Music Conservatory - 8th September 2017



Good Afternoon Gary 

... It was an absolute pleasure having you at our KUESTA 2017 welcoming function. 

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful music with us ... 

Have a lovely afternoon and be blessed. 

Ulrike Vorndran 

Coordinator

Hospitality and Accommodation

Monday, September 11, 2017

Can't Help Falling In Love - Acoustic Guitar and Sax Duo


Originally recorded by Elvis Presley in 1961, 'Can't Help Falling in Love' is based on the melody of 'Plaisir d'amour', a classical French love song composed in 1784 by Jean-Paul-Égide Martini.

Apart from being covered by many popular artists over the years, 'Can't Help Falling In Love' has also been featured in various movie sound tracks.

The song remains a popular request for our acoustic guitar and sax duo ...



Alternative direct audio link available here 

Monday, September 4, 2017

Bester Feed and Grain Corporate Event - The Cooperage, Anura Vinyards - 31st August 2017



Hi Gary

Thank you so much for the great performance on Thursday evening! 

It was great working with you again! 

Kind regards 

Elizabeth Winshaw 

Event Specialist

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Linda's Birthday Celebration - Jack Black's Brewing Company - 19th August 2017


Dear Gary and the Band, 

THANK YOU! 

Thank you for a fantastic evening last night. You were just so wonderful. 

You read the party well and kept people on their feet all night long. Thank you! Thank you very much! 

The music was awesome - I have not had so much fun in a very long time! 

It was clear to me that you were enjoying yourselves as well and that added oodles to the evening. 

Gary, please remember to send cost details for the additional time. 

Best 

Aarnout

Another awesome response for the Sound Image 4-Piece band ! 

We thoroughly enjoyed performing for Linda's memorable birthday celebration during which all the guests showed their appreciation on a full dance floor for most of the evening !

Photographs : Domenic Gorin, Infinity Studios Photography.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Lucy and Ruan - ROCA Restaurant, Dieu Donne Estate, Franschhoek - 16th Feb 2017



To Gary, 

Just a little note to say a big thank you for being such wonderful ceremony musicians on our special day. Your rendition of 'These are the days' brought back such happy tears to my eyes - it was so special, so thank you.

We've had such marvelous comments about your playing - 

and you really were the soundtrack to our happy day. 

Thank you.

Best wishes   

Lucy and Ruan




Monday, August 7, 2017

Gerald and Liza's Wedding - Hudson's, Vredenheim Wine Farm, Stellenbosch - 16th April 2017



Dear Gary 

Once again, thank you so much for everything, the band was really amazing. Please feel free to use the following testimony and pictures.  

" We really cannot recommend Sound Image and Gary Deacon highly enough. 

We first got in touch with Gary almost a year before our wedding day, and it was a pleasure to work with him. Gary is extremely professional, organised, and friendly. 

Sound Image have a huge and varied selection of songs, and they offered to play Irish and German songs, which made the travelling guests feel at home. The band also took a few requests on the day. The live music contributed to the atmosphere of the reception a great deal and sound quality was also amazing! Our guests had only good things to say about the band. 

At first we were a little worried, about booking a band over the internet without having a chance to see them live, but in the end everything went smoothly thanks to Gary. 

We couldn’t be happier. 

Best of luck in the future . " 

Gerard and Lize

It was a pleasure to receive these kind words and the unexpected wonderful testimonial from this warm and friendly wedding couple. 

The Sound Image 5-Piece band thoroughly enjoyed performing for Gerald and Lize's memorable wedding reception which took place at Hudson's, Stellenbosch on the 16th April this year. 


Thursday, August 3, 2017

Our Love Is Here To Stay (George Girshwin) - Sound Image Trio - mp3 AUDIO


The Sound Image Trio (Keyboards, Bass Guitar-Acoustic Guitar and Drums-Vocals) perform a wide range of appropriate instrumental and vocal background styles from Sophisticated Easy Listening and 'Big Band' Swing including music perfect for the dance floor from Classic Hits to Contemporary.

Easy Listening Swing Jazz is just one of the popular background music styles that we have the ability to include for guests to enjoy and chat over upon arrival during the initial part of the evening and during dinner. 


The Sound Image Trio version of "Our Love Is Here To Stay" by George Gershwin features the impressive skills of our keyboard player Andrew Ford (mp3 Audio also available by clicking onto the photograph above).

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Marvin Gaye (Charlie Puth) - Sound Image Trio - mp3 AUDIO

 

Sound Image Band set up and ready to perform for a memorable wedding reception at the spectacular Olive Press, Boschendal.

The Sound Image Trio (Keyboards, Bass Guitar-Acoustic Guitar and Drums-Vocals) perform a wide range of appropriate instrumental and vocal background styles from Sophisticated Easy Listening Jazz and 'Big Band' Swing including music perfect for the dance floor from Classic Hits to Contemporary.

"Marvin Gaye" by Charlie Puth (and guest Meghan Trainor) was released during February 2015 and topped the charts in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, and New Zealand. The hit song peaked within the top five in Australia and also reached the top 40 in Austria, Canada and the United States.

The Sound Image Trio cover of "Marvin Gaye", features the impressive vocal skills of our drummer Carl van Rensburg aka China (mp3 Audio also available by clicking onto the photograph above).

Monday, July 31, 2017

Media 24 Legends Awards - Zip Zap Circus - 28th July 2017




Hi Gary

Thank you so much for your magnificent contribution to Friday night’s event, your music just added that necessary charm to make the awards so much more special!

Kind regards

Emma Kotze

Brand Experience Coordinator

Clarisse Coetzee

Marketing and Events Management








Photographs : Retha Ferguson