Quote from The Stage Newspaper following a showcase:
"Closing the show came function band Up for Grabs. The group comprises drums, guitars, keyboards and sax, complemented by a cool and classy female singer who moves effortlessly, and is a blend of the best elements of Nina Simone and Tina Turner.
She is a first-class performer fronting a hot band and feeding off the adoring audience. All styles, from Amy Winehouse to Queen, were deliciously handled and the band went down an absolute storm."
Email from the organisers of the Dragonfly Ball:
"Up4Grabs played recently at our Dragonfly Ball held in aid of Children's Hospice South West and lived-up to their reputation and way beyond! Organising such a huge event at the RICC in Torquay needed a class act and Up4Grabs certainly delivered the goods. The positive feedback from numerous guests (plus all the staff at RICC) has been phenomenal, testament to the fact that virtually all 360 guests were still dancing on the dance floor and chanting for more numbers at 12.30am., when the carriages were due!!! No-one wanted the music to finish and it was obvious that the band were equally as happy with their audience's reception and would have played into the small hours, if it had been possible. The "feel good factor" was fantastic, thanks to Up4Grabs and they certainly ensured it was a Ball to remember.
All our pre-event dealings with Up4Grabs were very professional and in fact, they came to our rescue when we were let down by the band we had originally booked. Ruby Washington.........what can I say apart from the fact she was dynamite!!!!!!!!
Booking Up4Grabs was the best decision we could possibly have made and we would not hesitate to use them again for any future Charity Ball. Over £20,000 was raised at our very special Dragonfly Ball in aid of Children's Hospice South West, so it was a great night in all round!"
Email from Ron Martin Management:
"Just a line on behalf of Nina and myself - thank you all so much for the fantastic night you gave us all last Saturday at the Durley Hall, Bournemouth. Everyone had a fab time and for me it's great to see pros work - there are not many bands like you around these days. Thanks again, looking forward to the next time."
Email from another satisfied customer:
“You played at our wedding at Pencarrow House on 20th Sept and we just wanted to take a moment to say thank you so much for a great evening. We and our guests had a great time and the highlight of the evening was everyone going for it on the dance floor until the bitter end. Many people commented on how good you were and it is often said that a wedding is made by the band which you definitely did in true style. It was a great night, your music was right on point and we loved every second of it. Once again thank you very much for making our day as memorable as it was and we will be sure to recommend you in the future.”
"I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the band for providing the most amazing entertainment on our wedding day. The fact that you allowed me to sing really made my day and everyone commented on how good you were!!"