Testimonials

Kyle & Kelly Goodman

Even now, two weeks on from our wedding day our guests are still mentioning the performance of Tom. He played incredible sets for us on the day. Firstly, he executed the song of our choice better than we could have ever wished for, as my wife walked down the aisle. Secondly, his performance during dinner was outstanding. Initially he created a relaxing ambience as we were seated. His energy caused an eruption of unprecedented scenes as guests got up to dance before the speeches had even begun! My wife and I can hand-on-heart say that our day would not have been as magical as it was, if it hadn’t have been for Tom. He surpassed all expectations (which were already considerably high!). We feel indebted to him for what he helped to create for us both. Our mission now is to get everyone else on board the Ryder fan train and I expect him to get a lot more bookings following the praise from our guests! Tom is an absolute mensch, a pleasure to have around. We are eternally grateful to him.

Kyle & Kelly Goodman,
September 2017

Laura and Paul Hunter

As soon as I heard Tom play at the Five Lakes wedding show I knew that I wanted him to play at my wedding. My husband and I listened to some of his tracks online and loved the style of music which we knew would suit us really well. Communication with Tom was brilliant and he did everything to make sure the music on our day was perfect. My guests commented on the live music during the ceremony and canapés and wished that they could have listened to more! Thank you for making our wedding music so special Tom 🙂

Laura and Paul Hunter,
September 2017

Georgia

Thank you so much for playing at our reception drinks. You were simply brilliant and worked perfectly while our guests chilled and listened to you in the sun. I’d highly recommend you.

Georgia,
August 2017

Jess and Nik Sanyal

We came across Tom's website and loved his music and extensive repertoire! Our wedding was in Italy and we knew it was a long shot but contacted Tom to see if he would be willing to travel over to play and we're so grateful he said yes. Tom was fantastic, he was speedy at replying to messages, relaxed about travelling long distances in very hot weather (sorry!), and his music made the wedding so much better than we could have imagined. He played a beautiful version of a song we had chosen for me to walk down the aisle to and then played throughout the drinks reception. Everyone who came mentioned how much they enjoyed his playing and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him!

Jess and Nik Sanyal
July 2017

Amanda

WOW - where do I start?! Tom was an absolute godsend on our wedding day. We were in the most unfortunate position of having our guitarist cancel five days before our wedding, or we could now see this as luck! Tom was able to confirm playing for us with only five days’ notice, knowing all of the songs we wanted, plus the song I wanted to walk down the aisle to. He made that moment so special, to be able to have it played live and as a surprise for my husband to be - I will never forget it. Not only this, but Tom was incredible throughout his reception drinks set, taking requests from guests and being such a great sport. I couldn't count on my hands the amount of people who came up to me afterwards to say how much they enjoyed him playing. Fun, upbeat and personal - which was exactly what we wanted for our big day. We cannot thank him enough 🙂

Amanda,
July 2017

Olivia & Perry

Thank you so much for performing at our wedding - you were absolutely brilliant! You really got the crowd involved, and we especially loved it when you sang ‘That's Amore’! As soon as we saw you at the Down Hall open day, we knew we wanted you to be a part of our special day, and the whole process was faultless! We would 100% recommend you to everyone!

Olivia & Perry,
July 2017

Mr and Mrs Suckling

From the moment my wife and I heard Tom perform, we knew we had to have him at our wedding. He has such a unique voice and is a very accomplished guitarist. The combination of the two is very special indeed. No song is unplayable for Tom and he has the talent to make a well-known song his own. We had Tom play during our wedding breakfast and the amount of guests who told us how amazing he was, was astounding! If we could give anyone advice on how to make their wedding that extra bit special, I’d definitely advise having Tom perform.

Mr and Mrs Suckling
April 2017

Paul & Julia Van Danzig

Dear Tom, just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you for singing at our Wedding on 18th March at Hedsor House. You certainly know how to belt out a tune or two! Several friends are musicians and they were all very impressed!

Paul & Julia Van Danzig
March 2017

Lianne Lanaway

Thank you so much for singing at our wedding. You were amazing and we had so many wonderful comments from our guests about you. You took all of our requests on board and you really really did a fantastic job. Your performance during our wedding breakfast was sensational and our ceremony songs were just perfect. Thank you so much for helping making our day! We have already put your name forward to a few of our friends and would recommend you highly to anyone 🙂

Lianne Lanaway
March 2017

Rory & Lucy

Just a super quick email to say a huge thank you for helping us get the party started last Saturday. You were great and we had loads of guests complimenting us about you! Thank you so much & all the best for the future - you've got a cracking voice!

Rory & Lucy
Jul 2016

Sharon & Kevin

A big thank you for singing at our wedding. Everyone was full of compliments about your performance. It was wonderful hearing you sing and lovely that we were all able to enjoy it in the garden. We particularly enjoyed your rendition of Have I Told You Lately. It was truly special, thank you. We are sure you'll get some further bookings as a result; Kevin's son and his fianceé expressed an interest, so I have no doubt we will be seeing you again! We can't wait.

Sharon & Kevin,
Jun 2016

Nicky & Stuart

Thank you so much for singing at our wedding on Saturday. All I’ve been hearing from my guests is what a lovely voice you have. A massive thank you for leaving the music playing after the wedding breakfast set, it was a lovely touch and we both really appreciate it.

Nicky & Stuart
May 2016

Fiona & Tom

You were one of the best parts of the day and all of the guests loved you. They said to me before they saw you that they thought it was a record playing on a machine and were so surprised when they saw you singing! Your vocals are simply flawless, thank you again.

Fiona & Tom,
Feb 2016

Claire & Chris Wickerson

From the first time my dad and I heard Tom sing at a Down Hall open day we knew he would make the wedding even more special! He learned all the words to 'Years From Now’ which made the ceremony very personal and the drinks reception had a lovely upbeat atmosphere. The fact that people were trying to give him extra money to perform for even longer during the wedding breakfast is testament to how good he was! Every request was accommodated and this made for a fun-packed dinner service. I would have no hesitation in booking him for events in the future and will be keeping an eye on his diary for a night out at The Chequers in Matching Green!" #bloodybrilliantacousticsinger

Claire & Chris Wickerson,
Jan 2016

Pam Woolmington

Hi Tom, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding on the 9th January. All our guests have said how great you were and that they enjoyed the fact that you took song requests during dinner. You set off a lovely atmosphere from start to finish. I cannot recommend you enough!

Pam Woolmington
Jan 2016

Chantel and Richard Jeffery

Having known Tom for many years, and having seen and heard his musical talents first hand, there was nobody else that my husband and I would have wanted to play at our wedding. Tom played a beautiful acoustic set during our drinks reception and we have had so many wonderful compliments from our guests. He also learned and played a new song for our first dance. But most special of all, Tom set my bridesmaid's wedding speech to music and sung it. His talents and abilities are amazing and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending him to anyone - he is brilliant! Thank you so much for being part of our special day.

Chantel and Richard Jeffery,
Nov 2015

Lewis & Eleanor Martin

Tom recently played at our wedding and he was outstanding. He was very accommodating with song choices and even learned a new song especially for our first dance. All of our guests agreed that he made the evening reception a night to remember, and we highly recommend him. We would have no hesitation in booking him again for similar events.

Lewis & Eleanor Martin
Oct 2015

Hayley & Terry Lancaster

I just wanted to thank you for playing at our wedding at Down Hall. You were absolutely brilliant. The songs you played were fantastic for the atmosphere we wanted to create on our wedding day. The sun was shining, you played the classics, and you made everyone feel happy. We have had so many compliments about your talent from our guests and we would highly recommend you.

Hayley & Terry Lancaster
May 2015

Maria & Jeff Usmani

Tom - thank you for making our wedding unique and unforgettable. All of our guests couldn't praise you more. You really made the afternoon amazing and words can't describe how I felt when I walked into the ceremony room. We can't wait to have another event so we can book you again!

Maria & Jeff Usmani
Jun 2015

Paul Girling

Tom played at my wife’s 50th Birthday party and made it a night to remember. An incredibly talented young man who deserves to go far.

Paul Girling
April 2015

Fleur Devereux

Your acoustic sets were brilliant and you managed to read the ambience of the afternoon perfectly. Everyone was very complimentary, and my friends all keep telling me how they had such a fab time dancing under the stars.

Fleur Devereux
Aug 2014

Sarah Olley

Thank you so much for playing, you really made the party. You have a great voice and our guests loved it.

Sarah Olley
Jun 2014