We are still getting people saying to us what a great night it was and commenting on the band in particular , and there were not many sitting around as you see at a lot of other functions . We have been to a number of weddings since as have Erin and Josh and nothing has matched the atmosphere that you created. Once again many thanks for you efforts. Kind regards
Gary Johnson
Hi Steve, A big thank you to you and the band for all your help in making our daughter’s wedding a very successful and enjoyable night. Everyone, both young and old, had a wonderful time dancing the night away. Your professionalism in keeping the mix of music to suit all ages made Talia and Chris’ wedding an evening to remember for all involved. Thanks again.
David and Debbie
Hi Steve, I just wanted to thank you and the band for such a great night of music. You guys were exceptionally professional, entertaining and had the crowd dancing all night. Your choice of music was great and thanks for putting up with me trying to sing. So many people commented on the music and how good you were. Thanks again and we will surely see you again at another party.
To Whom It May Concern: My wife and I recently booked ‘Van The Man’ to play at our wedding. We had a 110 guest sit down wedding, and were looking to avoid the D.J and playlist debacles so often seen at big events.
Booking Van The Man was straight forward, and Steve Hogan was available to discuss details for the reception, playlists, and any special requests, needs, or concerns we may have. He offered a few suggestions, and was willing to share his experiences in the wedding entertainment industry to ensure our wedding reception was as we hoped.
Van The Man were friendly, and exceptionally easy to deal with. They were flexible in their approach to music, its application to the ‘running plan’ of the night, and open to impulse, creativity and contingency. They were willing to work in and around our needs as clients, as well as those of the reception venue.
Steve’s experience managing himself and others at large events was evident. His polite, concise manner and relaxed approach to time management ensured that my wife and I need not stress about entertainment logistics etc, whilst his knowledge of everything P.A/Audio ensured a smooth transition between speeches and entertainment. Steve liaised with our M.C on the night and was able to facilitate program changes and contingencies on the fly to carry out our wishes to keep the night energetic and flowing.
Van the Man kept the dance floor busy, weaving robust, sultry tones with rocking energetic pace to ensure a great night was had by all; so much so that when it came time for speeches our guests were reluctant to stop. The presence of the band within the room, coupled with that ‘big band’ sound and visual energy enticed even the most shy of dancer’s to the floor!
Our guests commented not only on the quality of music and entertainment provided by Van The Man, but also on the amount of fun and genuine engagement the band displayed with both their music, and our guests.
I would highly recommend Van The Man to anyone looking for a band that can capture an audience and rock all night, whilst also offer the experience, expertise and customer service that only well-established bands have.
Mr. Alexander Blanch
Hi Steve and Sue, What a magnificent night!!
Thank you so much Steve and the band. You were all awesome. I think the best that I have heard you.
You made the night. The management and staff said you were the best band they had had there.
Nicole and Serge were so happy with everything. I know you were exhausted at the end of the night, so please have a relaxing time in Queensland. Again, you were magnificent and I was so very proud of everything and everyone. Thank you. See you very soon. Cheers.
mother-of-the-bride and now a mother-in-law EEK!!!!
Dear Steve and band members, Just a note to say thanks for a fantastic performance and making Penny and Jess’s Wedding Reception a night to remember! We’ve had great feedback and everyone loved the live music. Best Wishes.
Bron and Tony Burnett and Penny and Jesse Frith
To whom it may concern:
Many years ago I was fortunate in having the opportunity in seeing the group “Van The Man” at local clubs…then later at The Basement in The Rocks ,Sydney . My interest in the group peaked when I asked them to perform for rugby dinner dance nights ( over 200 people attending)… then later at my sixtieth and subsequently weddings of close friends and their children.
I have been amazed after many years of contact with Steve Hogan how not only professional this group is….but how accommodating in every way they are. With larger groups….the band is fuller to accommodate the venue…but for smaller parties…this group still plays and “delivers” an amazing rendition. But most importantly Steve Hogan meets and deals with the so called party planner and addresses all needs and ….DELIVERS!!!! The sound is amazing, the value for money amazing, the connection in being able to deliver music for a huge age group amazing and after at least twelve booked nights….have not once been let down but rather impressed at how this group covers areas music wise I would not have thought of.
I hesitate to push this testimonial ahead selfishly as I know they will be now less available. If anyone queries in any way that this would not be the best addition to any wedding…party..etc…etc….please take the time to see them perform and also believe if you have any personal requests they will be met.
Janneke Chudleigh