Testimonials

We reckon we’re a pretty fun band to have perform at your wedding, corporate event, birthday, rockabilly party, gangster’s theme night…, or just because! But don’t just take our word for it – check out some testimonials and feedback we’ve received as well as some previous client bookings:

“We recently used The Calibre Cats at our State Conference Gala Awards Dinner. We had a 1920s theme and The Calibre Cats suited us perfectly.

They were super easy to deal with from initial enquiry all the way through to post-event follow-up.

The band have a great style and a great laid-back, fun attitude. Bridget’s voice is like smooth warm chocolate, soft in the right parts and full of oomph in others. Sean (male vocalist) has a superb deep voice that plays off Bridget’s and creates a great full sound – a delight to listen to.

The Calibre Cats are supurb value for money for what they deliver. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend or use the band again in future! What a fun night!”
Merrelyn Telfer – Strata Community Australia

“The Calibre Cats performed at our staff Christmas party and blew us away! They were interactive, easy to deal with and their intoxicating sound had everyone on the dance floor. 

When planning my father’s 50th around the corner, I knew I had to have The Cats as entertainment. Having left such a great impression, we based the party’s theme, 20′s-50′s evolution of swing, around having the Cats perform for us. To this day his friends still thank him for such a great party.

I will now actively recommend the Calibre Cats to any friend or colleague looking for entertainment that will make their night the one to talk about!

Thank you to Dollface and the guys for igniting my passion for swing music, I’m looking forward to the next excuse to have you perform for us.”
- Jessica Rodwell – Sun Engineering

“The Calibre Cats were SUCH a highlight of our wedding day. We loved seeing everyone’s faces light up as they began to play, and no one could keep their feet still once they started. Their music is so contagious and full of joyous energy. Bridget was a dream to deal with in the lead up to our day, and nothing seemed to hard for her. We are SO glad that we decided to have them at our reception – we honestly don’t think it would have been half as fun without them.”
Glen & Tamar Peterson – Wedding Reception

“With two months to go until the big day.  My fiancée and I felt that our wedding reception needed a “wow” factor.  Requesting The Calibre Cats to fill this role was probably the BEST decision we ever made.  Watching them play the preceding year at Brisbane’s Gangsters Ball 2011, we knew they were amazing and quality.

They entertained the ~180 guests and ‘my gosh’ were they impressed.

Playing Sinatra style music during dinner and creating a fun, energetic atmosphere for the night were just a few amazing skills the cats had to offer.

Our first dance was choreographed to “For Once in my Life – Frank Sinatra” and having The Calibre Cats playing it live for us was just surreal. Our night was truly a success and without the cats, it would have been difficult to get there.

Thank you Bridget and the guys for making the night spectacular.  Without a doubt, I would recommend The Calibre Cats to any friends, family or colleagues requiring entertainment.”
- Faiz and Noora Ferdosian – Wedding Reception

“AMAZING!!!!! The Calibre Cats were fantastic – from the first set to the last, the dance floor was full. You helped make our 1920′s Themed night such as success  - we were after a swingin’ good time, and definitely got it! Thank you!”
- Kellie Kadaoui – Wildlime Marketing

“If you are looking for a night of good times, good vibes and a singer who tells it how it is and connects to your soul, book the Calibre Cats for a show that really swings… See you on the dance floor!”
- Malcolm Wood – Musical Director, Brisbane Jazz Club

“If you are running any kind of event, function or maybe even a wedding I would and do recommend The Calibre Cats. An all together, refined, highly professional band, if you can get your hands on their CD “Live at The Tivoli Theatre” I recommend you do, people always ask me when I’m working at these gigs “Do they sound as good on their CD?” the answer is yes they do, really nice production, worthy of any good Hi-Fi system.”
Sam Webster – Innovo Records

“Quite simply, The Calibre Cats ‘made’ our wedding reception. The band created exactly the tone and feel that we were after – from energised get up and dance I can’t control my feet swing numbers, to sultry jazz standards that oozed soul and sass. Bridget’s approach to working with us in the lead up to our big day was nothing short of impressive: she was responsive to our ideas and worked with us, drawing on her wealth of experience to shape the song selection and order. This professional outfit are highly talented musicians and performers with great attitude. If you want to create an amazing night to remember, involve The Calibre Cats – they will do this with ease.”
- Johanna & Lawson – Wedding Reception, Customs House

 

A Handful of our Past Client Bookings:

Rio Tinto – Christmas Function, The Hilton
Cloudland – 1 Year Residency Contract, 2010
Sun Engineering – Christmas Function
Peabody Mining – End of Year 1920’s Themed Function
The Brisbane Jazz Club – Various Shows
Wintersun Festival – Classic Vintage Festival
Wynnum Manly Jazz Festival – Annual Festival
Whistle Productions – Renaissance De Vaudeville Cabaret Function
Swing Into Spring – Annual Fundraiser
The Vintage Fashion Fair – Eagle Farm Racecourse
Peter Funnell Entertainment – Delegate Conference, Sheraton Mirage, Gold Coast
Ipswich Event Corporation – Ipswich Jazz, Food & Wine Festival
Wildlime Marketing – 1920′s Theme Corporate Function, Victoria Park Golf Course
Redcliffe Festival – Headline act
and many, many Birthdays, Engagement Parties and Wedding Receptions!