Wedding Testimonials


Thank you for the opportunity to say how much we absolutely loved having Jake Folbigg perform at our wedding. I asked if Jake might be able to learn a song with personalised lyrics that I had written. I initially thought this might be asking a bit too much, but Jake did the most amazing job and it was an absolute highlight of our ceremony. We had so many comments from guests who loved the song and the way Jake sang it. We were meant to be signing our marriage certificate while he sang it but we just wanted to listen to him because he did an awesome job (he had to play an extra song to fill time so we could do what we were meant to be doing after haha). We can’t say how much we appreciate the time and effort he put into learning it for us. We also loved having him at the reception where he helped to set a relaxed and happy mood for the evening.

To sum up, Jake added so much to our day and was professional while also being personal. Thank you so much for pointing us in Jake’s direction and for coordinating and organising it all. We would highly recommend Jake and EAO without any reservations.”

– Laura and Andrew Le Bas | Wedding Ceremony & Reception | 48 Watt Street | December 2018

The day went beautifully, we had an absolute ball. We want to pass a massive thank you on to the Mark Wells Trio and their support, having Mark for our day and Trio for reception was incredible and made a huge difference! I think all the guests really enjoyed their time dancing the night away.

Thank you again.

– Ben | Wedding Ceremony, Canapes & Reception | Hunter Valley | November 2018

Everything went so well & the band were amazing! We had three “musts” for our wedding: great food, relaxed vibe, and great music – and the boys certainly delivered. They kept everyone dancing, were a pleasure to chat with (& funny!), It felt like we had friends playing at our wedding.

All of our guests raved about the band & we could not be happier about our choice to go with Tre Soul. The band organised a surprise for us about halfway through our reception where they had our daughter sing a song with them on stage dedicated to us – it was so beautiful and took us completely by surprise. They created beautiful memories for us that I could never have dreamed of.

The booking process with EAO was seamless. I was really not into the administration side of planning the wedding, and you kept me on track each step of the way which was very appreciated!!

– Jessica & Anthony Redman | Wedding | Broughtons at The Bay | October 2018

I had such fantastic reports from guests from both Ryan Daley and The Big Bang.

Unfortunately, the bridal party were away from the venue during Ryan’s set, but we did get a glimpse and he was more than accommodating being able to play live snippets of songs for the bridal party entrance. I can’t thank him enough for this. It went off without a hitch. Great spot to have him and I have a number of guests wanting his details and wanting to know where they can go and listen to him locally!

The Big Bang was also fabulous! I think I danced all night (bride) along with a number of other guests. The music was easy to dance to, playing old classics and they even played our first and second dance songs live! This was wonderful and has such special memories. The booking process was seamless and I would most certainly use EAO again if I were to have an event in the Hunter and would happily recommend to others.

– Ellie, Wedding Canapes’ & Reception Margan Wines October 2018

Mark Wells is simply one of the best live acts going around. We had heard Mark play at numerous live venues in Newcastle during our uni days and were such big fans! We hired him for our wedding and he did not disappoint. Mark has an amazing ability to read the energy and mood of the crowd which meant that there was music for everyone. All of our guests were highly complimentary of how good Mark sounded and many noted he is a born entertainer. Not only did Mark deliver on the night but his management was great to deal with in the lead-up.

Thanks to Mark and EAO Entertainment for all your help without big day!

-David and Bec, Wedding Waldara Farm October 2018

The band were amazing, everyone commented on how great they were and we all had such a great time.

Uptown really helped make our wedding become a party! They catered to our song request for our first dance and just blew everyone away with how amazing they were. So many of our guests commented on how great they were. Would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for an exceptional band.

Thanks again & please pass on our thanks to the band.

– Katharine & Jay, Wedding Pacific Palms September 2018

Anyerin was absolutely amazing for our wedding last weekend! Everyone commented on how beautiful his performance was. Thank you so much!

– Gabi and Luke, Wedding October 2018

It was so nice to have Jake Folbigg be apart of the best day of our lives. He absolutely nailed it! He totally got our vibe for the day and everyone commented on how good he was.

– Megan Huber, Wedding October 2018

Mark Wells, we have no words to describe how good he was. He read the crowd so well and interacted well with them. Everyone was up dancing and he made it so personal in every way. Everyone kept commenting on how good his performance was and how they created an amazing atmosphere for the dance floor.

He was unbelievable along with Jason Bone. We could not recommend him highly enough! EAO made the whole process so easy and stress-free. We had no idea how smoothly it would go but everything just flowed so well.

We are just so speechless and impressed with The Mark Wells Duo-UNBELIEVABLE!! We were just saying today how lucky we were that we were able to book Mark Wells. It was the absolute best!!

– Mr & Mrs Kelso, Wedding Wandin Hunter Valley October 2018

Marissa+2 was FANTASTIC!! She can gauge the crowd really well and boy can she perform!! We’ve had nothing but praise on her performance from all our guests whom are mostly musicians also, so tough crowd!!. I hope I get to see her perform again soon! Thanks again!

– Joanne, Wedding Wandin Hunter Valley September 2018

Thank you so much!! Everything went so well with the band, they actually went above my expectations and their take on our first dance was just so beautiful! Uptown are amazing! I think the band has good interactions with people! They read the crowd and played songs to suit. We requested a few songs in which they played and I was super happy about. They created a great vibe for the guests and kept people dancing, happy and having fun. Lastly, their interpretation of our first dance gave me goosebumps as it was just perfect! Highly recommend them!

Angela- Wedding, Circa 1876 September 2018

The wedding went spectacularly well, and Mark Wells played a very important part in it all. His performance at the ceremony, including the sing-along, were spot-on. We’re just reminiscing and wishing we had recorded the event as it would be lovely to relive the music. The reception performance was also excellent. we have had so many friends tell us that the dance floor was the most fun thanks to the band. They were full of energy, capable of playing any request and could read their audience. Who knew that dancing the Hokey Pokey was exactly how we wanted the night to end!

And thank you for all your help in facilitating this. The booking process was very easy and you pre-empted all the necessary information to ensure the day went smoothly.

– Tim and Louise, Wedding September 2018

We had the most incredible day! Tre Soul was beyond amazing! Everyone was up on the dancefloor for the majority of the night and everyone raved about the amazing music and atmosphere at the wedding. The band were a big part of this!

We were just so so pleased with the whole process. All of my questions have been answered so promptly throughout the process and I have felt so confident that everything would be well organised- as it was!!

Thanks again for everything! Everything was just amazing. I wish we could relive the day/ night every weekend!

– Alana, Wedding September 2018

It was absolutely perfect! Mark was great! Happy to chat with us and all the guests throughout the night, played a whole range of songs that made everyone hop up and dance!

-Emily, Wedding August 2018

Tre Soul were amazing. They were so accommodating and flexible with changes to timeline/delays. They sounded amazing and made the night so much fun. Everyone had something good to say about the band. Song selection was great and the atmosphere of the entire night was such a high with the help of the music and energy provided by Tre Soul.

– Matt and Emily Bartley, Wedding Reception August 2018

Anyerin, we couldn’t have dreamt of a better guy to play at our wedding. You are such an incredible musician and definitely know how to get the crowd on the dance floor. Everything was perfection from the ceremony to reception.
We are so glad that we found you to be apart of our special day.

Anyerin was willing and more than capable of learning new songs just to make our day special. Your personality is infectious and we got so many comments on how good our solo musician was. Our recommendation is if it’s not Anyerin your starting on the back foot. Highly recommended 110%.

– Nadine, Wedding July 2018

The Mark Wells Trio were absolutely fantastic and perfectly suited for our wedding day! All of our guests are still raving a week later about the band and how much fun they were! Mark went above and beyond to learn our ceremony songs and the band even learnt our first dance song which was such a special surprise on our day! Thank you so much for making our day so memorable! Please tell Mark we had such a great night, they are such a good band. Everyone danced the night away!!!!! The Trio was AMAZING!!!!! Thank you soo much!

– Lauren Pryce, Wedding May 2018

We recently hired Anyerin to perform at both our ceremony and reception and we couldn’t have hoped for a better artist. He had a very comprehensive list of songs he could perform and was more than happy to learn a few special songs for our day.

On the day his manner was professional and yet casual and his performances were incredible! He had the dance floor jam packed immediately after our first dance and maintained such a buzzing atmosphere throughout the night.

The positive feedback we received from our guests about Anyerin has been endless and many have said he’s one of the best live acts they’ve seen! When we next hold a large gathering Anyerin will undoubtedly be the first person we contact!

Everything was fantastic for our wedding! Thank you so much for being such a pleasure to deal with, especially scrambling last minute when we didn’t have a band.

Anyerin Trio were incredibly professional and were absolutely perfect for what we wanted on the night.
All of our guests danced all night and everyone loved the playlist. The band are so incredibly talented and we absolutely loved them! I was over the moon when the band started to play our first dance song, learning it in such short notice and they nailed it!

Thank you again to everyone for ensuring Jamie & I had the best night of our lives and couldn’t stop smiling!

– Chelsea Mitchell

Thank you for all your help, our day was perfect. Thank you for assisting with planning how our day would run it took so much stress off myself!

Anyerin was absolutely amazing!! We were blown away with how talented he was and the fact he could play almost anything! He picked up the vibe of our wedding perfectly and the guests kept commenting on how good the entertainment was. Thank you again!

– Rhiannon Hayman

The booking process with EAO was exceptional, as we were planning everything for our wedding day, it was fantastic that once we told the team, we know they would deliver and pass over all the info to our band.

I was very happy with the service, happy with the communication, response times and all aspects from EAO admin side, a happy customer.

Tresoul we’re exceptional. They were professional, fun, enthusiastic and engaged so well with the wedding party and guests. With our run sheet changing and things were delayed, the band were most gracious and once the party started, the dance floor was LIT! My wife and I were so stoked that we could have Tresoul at our wedding, it was a day we will remember for a lifetime. They were incredible and we had so many compliments about how amazing the band was.

– David McCredie

Planning a wedding can be stressful but when finding and booking entertainment for our guests, EAO Entertainment was amazing. The booking process was easy and the staff were always helpful and so quick to reply to emails and answered all my questions and really catered to all our needs. Anyerin our acoustic guitar player was phenomenal, professional and he fitted in with our day just perfectly. All our guests loved him and I would recommend EAO to anyone- so happy with the service provided. Thank you so much! xx

– Kate Lack

Having seen Mark Wells play locally in Newcastle, we knew he would bring a great energy to our wedding. Mark played as a duo with saxophone aficionado Jason Bone and the dance floor was full for the whole night. The boys played a great selection of our favourite songs and were happy to take requests from our guests including fabulous versions of Ice Ice Baby and Kokomo! (Probably not songs in their usual repertoire!) Mark and Jason were very flexible to work with and were happy to learn two songs for our event, one for playing during our ceremony and our chosen “first dance” song. Since our wedding, we’ve seen many of our guests and ALL have commented on how good the music was – a fabulous testament to how amazing these guys are. Big thanks to the team at EAO, especially Rachel, who made sure the day went smoothly and was always available to liaise with the boys on our behalf.

– Janet

We were very happy with The Big Bang! Your communication before the night was timely and responsive and all the details had been communicated perfectly to the band. On the night the band members arrived on time, executed 100% to the brief and were outstandingly accommodating, letting us change songs on the iPod, helping with lighting changes and being generally friendly. The band’s helpful attitude and great performance set a really good tone for the night. The dance floor was full all night. Mum and I rated The Big Bang and EAO Functions our best wedding suppliers.

– Prue

Thanks again for your excellent assistance in organising and helping us choose the music for our Wedding – you have been a pleasure to deal with.

– Phil and Melanie Kiehne

Thank you again. It has been a wonderful experience working with you on the entertainment for our wedding. Your efficiency, customer service focus and attention to detail have been exemplary.

– Jacqueline Smith

I thought that I would just drop you a quick line to thank you (and of course Brendan) for the music on our special day. In relation to EAO, I found communications and booking a breeze with yourself, with reliable information and understanding in any delays from our end. You both played a large part in creating our perfect day for which we are extremely grateful. Have a great Christmas and we hope to have the occasion to “do business” again sometime in the future.

– Stewart Rodham

Thank you for being such a pleasure to deal with. I am going to recommend EAO to anyone else that is thinking of getting married/having a function in the Newcastle/Hunter Valley area and as the wedding was such a success, there might be quite a few!

– Tricia Liverpool


Corporate Testimonials


Adrianna and Josh were absolutely amazing, they were accommodating and flexible to our needs on the night. Their musical talent is beyond belief with a wide range of songs that everybody loved! I would highly recommend Adrianna Mac Duo to anyone hosting an event and I will definitely be using them again!

– Chelsea Shiels | Corporate Christmas party | AI Insurance | December 2018

We had a wonderful night! Uptown were punctual and instantly built rapport with the audience. The music was great, the band were friendly and fun and everyone had a great time!

– Rinay Fau, Executive Assistant Brand Ambassador | Becton Dickinson Medical Technology Company | Corporate Event | November 2018

Adrianna Mac Duo went over & above the expected for any normal gig. Supercars is a challenging event & Adrianna Mac were flexible, accommodating and made the whole process super easy. Special thanks for coming in super late!

We used Adrianna Mac Duo for our Supercars Trackside Suite and they absolutely exceeded expectations. Adrianna Mac Duo performance complimented our room perfectly & with so much excitement going on around them they were exactly what we needed to balance our event.

– Jessie Nash | Southern Cross Austereo Supercars Suite | November 2018

We LOVED Jake – he’s a 12 out of 10 performance! And genuinely a lovely person. We will definitely use him again for future events. The vibe of the evening was fantastic and everyone had a wonderful time. Many of our customers commented on Jake’s performance and how great he was. Thanks again for organising!

– Nicole Ritchie | Customer Appreciation Weekend | Jayco Newcastle October 2018

Pete G is a great artist! This is the 2nd year we have used him and will happily keep booking him. He is very professional ( arrives more than 2 hours before to get set-up) and he is such a talented and easy musician. He appeals to all generations with an awesome voice, varied music selection and a pleasure to listen to. Pete created a great mood as he played music whilst people were having dinner and then getting people up and dancing afterwards – “cracker of an evening”. Thanks, Peter for joining us once again and helping us celebrate.

– Ramsy Barker | Awards Night Port Waratah Coal Services | October 2018.

We have been working with Mark for over 10 years for our corporate events, and we have never been disappointed. All of the guys on Sunday worked tirelessly to give it they’re all for the guests – and the guests loved them!!!

From the moment the guests arrived off the coaches they were right there to greet them with big smiles and catchy tunes – engaging and having fun with them.

Over lunch they played non stop for over an hour – and there weren’t too many times that the dance floor wasn’t full. The guests got so excited they were up on stage dancing with the band – it was such a great sight!”

– Louise Maher | Hunter Valley Events | September 2018

Once again, Andy provided exceptional musical talent. He really is a joy to have attended our events. All staff and customers alike rave about his music.

– Sarah Robson | Jayco Newcastle

The Hummingbirds were amazing! The softer music was perfect during dinner and they amped it up so everyone was dancing by the end of the night. Thanks for everything.

– Holly Edmunds | Sidcor

Our ‘Ladies Day’ went really well, all the ladies who talked to me would not stop raving about it. And Vogue, as they did before, rocked the house down. It was a massive success. Vogue are quite simply an amazing band. Jordie and the Boys are consummate professionals and have performed at two of events now, you can be sure there will be a third. I can not recommend them highly enough.

– Maitland Rugby Club | Ladies Day

Marissa was fantastic, we had guests asking who she was with positive praise after just 3 songs. She played music which suited the scene and guests perfectly. She also worked very well with the AV manager and our run sheet to ensure she was perfectly timed with the running of our event. We hope to have her back again soon. Thanks Marissa!!!

– Brokenwood Wines

The guys were just fabulous! They really made the night! 3 of a Kind were great for our conference networking event. They were high energy, fun and got people up dancing. I would definitely book them again! Thanks guys, you were a pleasure to work with and sounded great.

– Caroline | Rezfest

Andy is simply amazing and everyone had a fantastic time. As well as being a very talented artist, Andy is a lovely guy and very easy to deal with. He plays suitable music to the crowd and knows how to leverage off what they are after.Thanks Andy – we will definitely have you at one of our events again real soon. The booking process and overall customer service experience with EAO was nothing short of amazing, definitely a great company to work with and we will definitely engage your services again.

– Sarah Robson | Jayco Newcastle

It was a pleasure working with Lisa in finding an artist to perform for our corporate event. She was very helpful and the artist we chose (Jake Folbigg) was a huge success – he created such a great atmosphere for the occasion.

– Ozmosis

Jake Folbigg did a fantastic job and everyone was super excited to see him perform again (as he performed at our conference back in 2016). It was a great night had by all. Thank you so much for your assistance with everything – it all went smoothly.

– Angela Lam | The Smith Family

Dealing with you guys has been outstanding, you have made it very easy for me,  the whole booking process was very simple.

– Manon | Belmont Golf Club

Over many years I have used EAO to book many different entertainers for quite a few functions we have had and have always found the process extremely easy and the variety of acts not only very good at their craft but very professional in every way.  The girls of EAO always recommend the right person for our function and i know it is one thing i won’t have to worry about on the night.

– Belinda Doyle | McDonald’s

Everything went fantastic on the night.  The guys were fabulous & so friendly, accommodating & talented.  Thank you for such an easy process in booking the artists & will definitely look forward to coming back to you next year.

– Danielle | Austindo Consulting Services

On behalf of the Leukaemia Foundation and the patients and families we care for, we would like to extend to you our sincere thanks for your support of the Sunflower Dash. There was definitely the chance it would be chilly, we did not expect it to be quite so cold. Nonetheless, the sunflowers looked particularly sunny in the weather and we appreciate your commitment even more. The funds raised will help the foundation provide emotional well-being through counselling, face to face and telephone support. Thank you again for your support. We hope to see you at another Leukaemia Foundation event in the near future.

– Sunflower Dash Team | Leukaemia Foundation (Sunflower Dash)

On behalf of Lifeline Newcastle & Hunter I would like to thank you for your generous support of the 2014 Brass Blokes Awards on Friday 18th July. With your support in excess of $26,000 was raised at the Brass Blokes Awards. Thank you once again for your generous support from everyone at Lifeline Newcastle & Hunter.

– Emma Askew | Lifeline Newcastle and Hunter | Brass Blokes Awards


Private Function Testimonials


Our recent weekend District Lions Convention ended with a dinner dance featuring The Big Bang. Everyone thought they were great! They created a party atmosphere with fabulous music and fun to celebrate our event. They had no problem catering for any age range from mid 30s to 70s. The music selection was the soundtrack of our lives. We can highly recommend The Big Bang for any similar large event.

– Diana Stewart | District Lions Convention Party | Club Macquarie | November 2018

Jade Holland Band performed excellently and it fit the theme and environment perfectly. On a personal note, Jade was very friendly and easy going, which made accommodating for her and the band a very pleasant experience. Please know that I will be recommending her for any functions in the future where a great singer and band is needed.

We appreciate your assistance throughout the booking process. Your effort to get it through the door made all of our jobs easier in organising this event.

– Matthew Johnson Lieutenant Troop Commander | Private Function Lavarack Barracks | Townsville | November 2018

The Andy Show was brilliant. He was very approachable from the very beginning and discussed how we would like the order of events to go at the party. Andy explained that he would start off with a light set while people were still talking and eating and then move it up when people were starting to dance which suited the crowd brilliantly.

Many people from the event were asking where I had located The Andy Show and said “he is brilliant, I will be getting him for my next event”. Andy was very happy to have people singing in the microphone while the break was on and allowed for fun to be had. A range of music was played which suited all. The night was so much fun and less stressful knowing we had amazing entertainment. The Andy Show will definitely be at my next event.

– Claudia Wilkinson | Surprise 50th Birthday Party | Settlers Arms Guesthouse, Dungog | November 2018

Jessica had everyone up and dancing once we had finished eating… which is exactly what we wanted! Jessica was very flexible and easy to work with. The playlist was perfect for our event and Jessica had everyone up and dancing once the formal activities and food were finished. I would definitely book Jessica again and highly recommend Jessica for events!

– Holly Smith | Stop Ovarian Cancer Fundraiser Long Lunch | Little Beach Boathouse | October 2018

We just wanted to say a huge thank you to Tre Soul! They were beyond amazing! Our 18 & 21-year-old had the best experience ever. Their friends were super receptive to the live band and everyone was up and dancing all night. Tara and Jack’s Birthday Party was legendary and it was made that way thanks to Tre Soul.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We were feeling very blessed on Sunday with our children, their friends, our family. Just can’t thank them enough!

– Julie & Justin | Birthday Party | September 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment. Megan Core was fantastic and really got the vibe of the day started. All of the guests have still been talking about it.

– Nicole | Hens Weekend | Hunter Valley

Sue & Mikey were amazing, loved every minute of it!

– Chelsea Pringle | 60th Birthday

Everything about the party was perfect, I had the BEST night celebrating with family and friends and the music from Mark completed the night making for a rocking dance floor.

Mark Wells suited my 30th Birthday perfectly, Mark has the ability to play to the crowd and had everyone up dancing with each set he played. Mark was only too happy to take requests from the guests and even played “The Horses” three times just for the birthday girl! I would recommend both EAO and Mark Wells to anyone looking to organise a party or event, I can’t recommend him more highly.

– Jacinta Allen | 30th Birthday Party

Tom Christie performed at our engagement party and was fantastic! He played a great range of music completely appropriate to the occasion and audience, everyone at our engagement party commented on how good he was. Tom was a pleasure to interact with on the night, he was very professional and independent and his performance provided the perfect accompaniment to a special night for us. He arrived right on time, set himself up quickly and played beautifully throughout our event. We would absolutely recommend Tom to anyone looking for a performer to compliment their event.

The booking process with EAO was great. Lisa has been very friendly and accommodating, and has been prompt in responding to all enquiries. Our booking request was fairly last minute but the entertainment sourced via EAO was outstanding quality. I would definitely recommend booking through EAO.

– Oscar and Jaden | Engagement Party

Just wanted to let you know how happy we were with Hayden Johns on Saturday night at my party. Very professional and perfect for the night! I would definitely recommend him to anyone for any occasion. All our guest also commented on how good he was as well.

– Marilyn Fleming | 70th Birthday Party

Thank you so much for all your help in booking Andy for my husbands 50th birthday the entire process has been professional and very easy, I really appreciated it as it took a great deal of stress away for me.

– Linda | 50th Birthday Party

Thanks very much, guys, all went very well last Friday night. The booking process was straightforward and all went smoothly. Paul and Karen. The band were brilliant and made the night. We would have no hesitation using EAO Entertainment again.

– Mike Flook | 50th Birthday Party

We were extremely happy with the performance by Pete Gelzinnis at my 40th Birthday Party. The whole event was handled professionally by EAO Entertainment, and the booking process was very smooth considering the relatively short notice that was given to find an artist.

Pete was very organised and professional on the day, and his performance was thoroughly enjoyable and very fitting for the event. Everyone had a great time and we have received several compliments regarding the choice of music and entertainment. Pete even put up with me joining him to sing a few songs at the end of the afternoon which was appreciated. Although this may have been detrimental to his performance, it was a bit of fun for me, and a lot of fun for my friends who were well and truly entertained!!!

We would definitely recommend EAO Entertainment to others, and Mark is even considering having Pete perform at a corporate event that is currently in the planning stages. Thank you to everyone involved in making my special day fun and memorable.

– Lisa