I am delighted to provide a personal reference for Simon Garcia an artist whom I and a number of my friends have used on numerous occasions both at the Pirelli football stadium and also at private parties at other locations.
Simon has always delivered entertainment at the highest level whether it be unique talent to play the saxophone to his audiences accompanied by a brilliant singing voice and often finishing off with fantastic disco music.
On many occasions Simon has also performed alongside a number of famous artists and always looks at ease and delivering superb performances, regularly at our corporate events and also at private family functions.
Simon has without doubt the ability to captivate an audience with his infectious personality and natural talent to entertain and always delivering the style of music and entertainment according to his audience.
Anyone securing Simon Garcia’s services will never be disappointed by his performances which are always very professional and the smartly dressed image which he always conveys.
Ben Robinson BEM DL – Chairman, Burton Albion FC December 2018
If you're looking for entertainment for your wedding 'Look no further' Simon played both my wedding in Lake Como, and also my Wedding party in the UK. I cannot recommend him enough.
He played Saxophone for us in the daytime and all the guests were in awe. The variation of song choices was perfect for our day and it made it so much more special.
In the Evening Simon had everyone up dancing till the end of the night. His lighting was fantastic and made the room look amazing. If you want a total entertainment package for your wedding I would 100% recommend Simon
Rick Moorhouse - August 2018
Simon Garcia is such an amazing guy, we have booked simon for many events one being our special wedding back in 2010, simon has supported many of our charity events over the past 10 years giving his time freely to help with our fundraising. I can highly recommend Mr Garcia he is just an amazing saxophonist and singer, I want to book an event just to hear him.
Mr & Mrs Adams Lichfield - September 2018
Simon provided the music for our wedding ceremony and the drinks and photographs afterwards. He was very friendly and professional, discussing our preferences over phone and e-mail before we met up once before the wedding to go through song choices. For a very reasonable price Simon arranged beautiful sax instrumentals of ceremony songs 'Again' by Doris Day for the Bride walking down the aisle and the chorus of 'Best Years of our Lives' by the Baha Men for walking out. Lots of guests commented how fantastic the entertainment was, particularly the saxophone which just fitted the venue and style of our wedding perfectly. We really enjoyed the variation with Simon playing both sax and keyboard and also providing wonderful vocals. We would not hesitate to recommend Simon!
Dawn Birch-Tutt and Lewis Birch. Sunday 27th May 2018 at Madeley Court Hotel, Ironbridge.
Simon has regularly entertained us at Beau Desert Golf Club for the last 2 years. We have booked Simon again for our Captains event in 2019. He has provided us with a full range of entertainment including his beautifully played saxophone and wonderful voice. He never fails to fill the dance floor when singing. He is a must for any event.
Bill Evans- President 2017/2018 Beau Desert Golf Club
"Hi Simon!!! We've just got back off our honeymoon and just wanted to send you a quick message to thank you unconditionally for your fabulous performance at our wedding! From playing the beautiful piano for me to walk down the aisle to, the wonderful saxophone and vocals during the canapés and champagne, the entertainment throughout the wedding breakfast and the awesome DJ set at the night time...the day wouldn't have been anywhere near as special if it wasn't for you.
So many of our guests commented that their favourite part of the whole wedding was eating the canapés, sipping champagne and listening to you play and sing!! You reassured me throughout the whole wedding process that everything would be perfect and it was. We totally put our trust in you and you delivered 1000% THANK YOU SO MUCH. If any bride and bridegroom wishes for an eclectic range of music / singing from a truly lovely and very talented person...don't look any further xx"
Rebecca Booth – Heath House July 2014
"Dear Simon thank you for making our day unforgettable. Your saxophone playing was beautiful as was your voice. You could not have chosen a more suitable selection of songs for our special day. Your professional conduct and seamless show put us at ease from the very start of the day. Your disco was great. Just the right choice of music for us and our very fussy guests! If we ever get married again we will give you a call. He He."
Mr A Dean – Rowton Castle, Shrewsbury
"I would just like to thank you for a fantastic day of entertainment. We were both so happy that you were able to play the piano as our guests arrived. Something that we didn’t expect! Lucy loved your saxophone playing as she walked up the isle. We were glad we took your advice regarding the music after the wedding breakfast. Your singing really filled what would have been an empty gap .You worked so hard to make our day special in every way, and cant thank you enough. I will always recommend you to anyone who needs the full package!"
Mr and Mrs Simms – Park hall Hotel, Sutton Coldfield
"We would just like to thank you for the fabulous entertainment at our Wedding. The choice of songs was absolutely spot on. Everyone commented that you were an absolute pleasure to watch. The sound of the saxophone was music to our ears; followed by a perfectly tuned vocal on every song. To top it all off at the end of the night the disco filled the dance floor with the sounds of all eras. In a nutshell thanks again for a fabulous evening and we would highly recommend an evening with Simon Garcia."
The new Mr and Mrs Paul and Alison Cotton - Golf Club, Dudley
"Tonight we welcomed Simon Garcia to our club and I personally had been looking forward to his appearance since he was on our billboard. This young man is what I call a true entertainer as he is so polished, his personality and the way he conducts himself is very professional, which reflects on his communication with the audience and proves what a top class entertainer he is.
There are two things that make Simon special : his saxophone interludes which are so chilling and haunting, and his programme of entertainment which saw none stop music track after track repeatedly played with such aplomb, which soon had our members on their feet. If you want value for money, this charismatic artist is your man, make no doubt about that because you could go to a venue near to our club ( I will not mention what the venue is ), you would pay up to £15 to see artists which are not in the same calibre as Simon, such as so called tribute acts. Thanks again Simon, You were terrific. "
Pat Bradley – Ashwood Social Club Kingswinford October 2014
"Just a line to say thank you for entertaining us over the past five years while I have been managing The White Hart. Your gigs have always been very enjoyable. My customers can, at times, be hard to please but I never receive anything other than fabulous feedback when you have played at the pub. I think the way you judge your audience and therefore know what music will be suitable for different people, it to be applauded. You are undoubtedly very different from every other performer that I book as nobody else plays the saxophone and we at The White Hart like something a bit different from time to time. You fit the bill perfectly!!!"
Katherine Anstiss - Manager White Hart Penkridge – May 2011
Simon has been entertaining our customers for several years, we value his ability to gauge customer reaction, keep everyone on the floor, hold their attention and create a great sing along. We would recommend Simon for any event, he’s flexible and not afraid to try something new. Our customers are demanding yet his talent has a following and passengers are willing to travel to see him play!
Harriet Stamp – Director of Genton Holidays Glasgow – July 2011
Thanks so much for producing such a polished and entertaining performance for the charity cocktail party we held recently. You have been blessed with such a fine voice and talent for the sax, it staggers me that you have not yet been ‘found.’ It was interesting to see peoples reactions when they arrived (they did not know I was providing live music) when they realized that the music they could hear, was not pre recorded but provided by you!
Everyone, without exception, loved the set you played. It really was the best party I’ve ever given…all thanks to you.
Mick Tooth – Company Manager – July 2011
"I would just like to thank you for a great performance over the weekend. The variation across the different age group was superb and the dance floor rocked. A great mood change at the end of the night with the Saxophone in particular and we need round two as soon as please !"
Andy Small - Director, Calf Heath Marina - April 2011
Students & Parents
"Simon has taught my daughter keyboards and drums for the last 4/5 years. The lessons have been fun for her and have encouraged her in her music so much that at the age of 14, she is the drummer in a school rock band, Catapult that performs across Staffordshire. She has successfully studied for grades with Simon in both keyboards and drums, but the main thing is that she really enjoys her music!"
Lyn Kightley – parent of student - July 2011
"Simon taught our son drumming for a number of years, getting him through all eight London College of Music grades before he was fifteen (quite an achievement) and nurturing him to become the great drummer that he is now – and he is only 16! I would recommend Simon to any budding drummers."
Pam and Phil Beale, Lichfield – July 2011
"As my family are quite musical, I thought it only right that I should have a go at learning an instrument, even though I am in my forties! Simon is very patient with my slow progress on keyboard and teaches me things which make it fun and relevant, rather than the more mundane aspects of music which often put people off. If you have been thinking about learning an instrument then give Simon a call!"
Pam Beale, Lichfield – July 2011
"Simon Garcia was recommended to me by another music teacher 5 years ago and he has provided tuition for my son on drum kit since then.
I have always found him to be an exceptional teacher mainly due to the way he has been able to inspire my son into achieving the best that he can do! Far from aiming for mediocrity I have found Simon always to set high expectation resulting in my son achieving 3 distinctions in his grades to date.
His lessons are well planned and rehearsed and Simon instils a keen attention to detail but is also a real advocate of self expression and fun. This mixture has always led to rewarding and enjoyable learning.
Simon is an excellent teacher who I would have no qualms in recommending to other potential students of drum kit!"
Mat Hayward – Primary school teacher - July 2011
"I have known Simon for many years in my capacity as Head of a High School Music Dept. Over the years he has inspired a generation of young musicians to pursue practical music making as a hobby and as a potential career path. This is as a result of his own enthusiasm and dedication to teaching which has in turn resulted in examination success and positive working relationships with his students. A highly sort after teacher and performer, Simon is rightly regarded as one the region's outstanding musicians."
Huw Lloyd - Head of Music, Cannock Chase High - June 2011
“Thank goodness for you Simon! Since starting having lessons from you May 2010 when you patiently showed me how to assemble the instrument correctly and listened to me sounding like some kind of foghorn, within a couple of weeks I was actually playing some simple songs. Just six months later due to your brilliant teaching techniques, I played alongside you at The White Hart in front of my customers.
The Closest Thing To Crazy is not simple and did not come naturally to me but with tips from you, I achieved playing it to a standard I would never have expected. The most nerve-racking experience of my life but how thrilling. Here we are July 2011 with you playing at the pub again 'featuring me'!!! Unbelievable! With my own perseverance and weekly lessons from you I can now feel confident enough to do it again without even a tremor!
I would highly recommend you as a brilliant entertainer who always performs to an amazingly high standard and an extremely patient teacher who taught me from scratch to now being able to play a variety of tunes including popular and jazz which I love. You achieved this even though I can't read music but again with your help this 'minor problem' was overcome. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow night and I hope I do you proud as I play once more thanks to you!
Katherine Anstiss - Manager White Hart Penkridge – May 2011