Testimonials

Wedding, Old Forest School

Thankyou,thankyou ,thankyou! you guys were the best !All our guests have gushed about how good you guys were-best band ever! Along with a great playlist, you also read the crowd well and played the right tunes at the right time.Thank you so much Eugene, we loved having you help celebrate our wedding from the ceremony right until the last drink was served we couldn't have chosen a better band for our big day! Good luck with your new wedding venue, I'm sure you guys will nail it!

Cheers,

Harriet and Kalib  Feb 24,2017

Wedding, Tongarairo Lodge

"thank you so much for last night....we had such a fabulous time!"

Sofi and Rory, Tongairo

Wedding, Tauranga

"Hi Eugene, Thank you so much for Saturday night...lots of people commented that you were a great band.We found you very professional and organised and will recommend you for sure. Thanks again, Ben and Emma- Charlemage Lodge.

Private Party, Remuera

Hi Eugene, thanks so much for playing at our party- you guys are really excellent and it went down very well! Very impressed how closely you did the styles of the different bands and haveing our Jamie sing with you was a highlight.

Elsa and Mike  Feb 25, 2017

Wedding- Mills Reef Tauranga

Dear Eugene and Five O'Clock Shadow, Thank you for being 'perfection'- you were professional from the first point of contact, responsive and always there to answer questions.On the day your band turned up hours early to ensure everything was setup to cover all possible weather situations. and had gear in three different locations.Thankyou so much for going above and beyond to make our day special and work in whatever the weather! Your band rocked it and some guests didnt leave the dance floor from the moment they got up.Thank you again so much I can't recommend you guys highly enough. Laura and Ollie ,Febuary 2017

Wedding-The Boat shed, Karapiro

Eugene, thank you and your band for seriously the most perfect day  ever! :) You guys were unbelievably amazing and every single one of our guests raved about you guys and "Epic" was a word used a lot! Thank you so much Eugene you made  our wedding just awesome and you are seriously the best band we had ever seen or heard at a wedding and we feel incredibly lucky and blessed that you played for our special day. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for truly being the best musicians and band any bride or groom could ever ask for! You made our day:) You guys ROCK!!!!! Big hugs from us. Damian and Nicola Houghton  Feb 2017

Wedding, Kauri Bay Boom rock,Auckland

Hey Eugene, We thought you guys were amazing! Totally new how to satrt the party at our wedding, we have had heaps of feedback on how awesome you guys were,the range of music was perfect and there was no stress with going through what to play,you guys nailed it! We have nothing but good things to say so thanks heaps for being there.

Cheers, Bryan and Nardine Sweeney 18.2..17

Wedding, The Red Barn

Eugene, Thanks so,so much for giving us the best party we could have hoped for! The day was hands down the best day of our lives and topped off with a bloody good dance to your awesome tunes.You did a great job and we are so stoked to have had you as our band...loved the human archway you sent us out in at the end too! Thank you again,you did an amazing job and we were so stoked with everything! Selina and Jessie Feb 19,2017

 

DKSH conference Gala, Taupo

We all LOVED your work! So much so we had a couple of dancefloor injuries so you would say it was a success! We are back in Taupo next year, I will be in contact for sure!

Thanks again,. Sarah  DKSH NZ Ltd

Wedding, The Hilton Lake Taupo

You guys were amazing!!! We've had so many compliments ....you totally kept the party going!! Everything was perfect, I am more than happy to write a review anywhere!! So so good...thanks so much! Gina and Rob wedding 2017

Wedding, Tauranga

Hi Eugene and band,

Thank you so much-you guys were amazing !!! Right from the start you have great to deal withand I really appreciate your quick response to emails that can be quite rare in the wedding industry it seems. We had such an amazing day and you really did play a huge part in that...the music can really make or break the night and you guys certainly made our party rock. You and your team did such an amazing job and we can't thank you enough. I was so surprised at how many peoplke got up straight after our first dance and it just carried on from there. We had heaps of positive comments back from our guests and we will absolutely recommend you to everyone. Thank you so much for being part of our special day day and making our night one to remember!

Hayley and James, Feb 2017

Wedding, Ha hei

Thank you for making our day amazing! All of our guests said they had the best time, some even saying it was the best wedding they had ever been to! Personally,Michael and I had the most amazing day, it all come together beautifully.You and your band were awesome! We honestly had the best time dancing and  singing the night away and Michael had a blast being able to belt out his favourite song with you guys! We are happily going to recommend you to anyone looking for a band! Thank you again for making our day perfect. Renee and Mchael wedding, Ha hei  27.1.17

Wedding, Old Forest School

Hey Eugene, just wanted to say a massive thank you for the tunes on our wedding day.All the music your played live and DJ was perfect.....was awesome not to have to stress about any of it and just  let you do your thing.Really appreciate it! Cheers, Tom and Lucy 6/1/17

Wedding Woodlands, Waikato

Hi Eugene,

Thankyou to you and the team for last Saturaday-you were truly sensational and really did make our wedding! Had at least half a dozen people come up to me specially mentioning how good you were including my sister and she's hard tpo please! Thankyou so much for being such a big part of the most special day of our lives.You Rock!!! Nick and Ella

Wedding Taupo

Hey,just wanted to say a huge thankyou to you guys you did such an amazing job and everyone was raving about you today! The music suited everybody and it was just awesome -I will definitely be recommending you to others in the future. Cheers, Nathan and Clare-Taupo

Wedding Woodside Estate

Hello Eugene, I'd just like to say a big thankyou for playing our wedding at Woodside Estate...you guys were totally amazing everyone loved the music it was just what we love.Couldnt have asked for a better band so thank you for making our day extra special! Ashley

Wedding, Sarnia Park,Cambridge

Hi Eugene, Roas and I loved all the music at our wedding last Saturday-you guys were amazing/ Our guests have said the same and that it was the best music they have ever heard at a wedding! From ceremony right to the  end. Thanks again, Ross and Joanna  30/4/16

Wedding, Cooks Beach

Hi Eugene, Thanks so  much for you services at the wedding, you truly contributed to make it the most epic day! You guys are so brilliant at reading the crowd and whats appropriate when and the fact that you run the music for the entire  day makes it so  smooth and seamless.It wouod not have been so good without you and your team so the most biggest thankyou for everything.Legends! So super grateful....Cheers so much. Dani and Sam, 4/3/16

Wedding, Whiritoa beach

Eugene, just wanted to say thanks for an awesome night! Our guests couldn't stop talking about your band and how good you sounded. Having a band that knows how weddings work was a big bonus, you made everything run like clockwork. The mellow background live music while we were drinking beers in the sun was a highlight and It got even better when you cranked it up! We will definitely be recommeding you to all of our friends! Cheers, Marc and Jax, April 8, 2016

Wedding, Karaka

Just wanted to say a huge thankyou for keeping our guests entertained on Sunday night! Everyone was raving about the great band and also thanks for letting my cousin belt out one of our favourite songs! Thanks again, Mr and Mrs Hughes  27/3/16

Wedding, The Black barn, lake Tarawera

Hi Eugene,

We just wanted to email you and tell you we were absolutley blown away by how amazing you guys  were at our wedding the other night, you made our wedding and it was everything we could have ever dreamed of! We have had people non stop telling us how awesome you guys are and how it was their best ever "dance party" wedding! And that's all thanks to you guys!  Cheers, Kulie and Brad- 12/3/16

Wedding, Oreti Village,Lake Taupo

Eugene and his band come with our highest recommendations!! Our wedding day was seamlessly elevated by Eugene's acoustic set and then band ripping it up in the evening. Nothing but good things to say not only about the music but also the organisation and how easy everything came together too....huge array of music played to quality standards. Thanks a lot for your time and efforts!

David and Chloe Joines,  Feb 27 2016

Wedding,Bella Vista Lodge, Tauranga

Hi Eugene, Just a quick note to say thanks so much for Thursday-we absolutley loved the music throughout the whole day! All of our guests were blown away by the band, as we were! I will definitely be recommending you on to others.

Thanks again, Fiona and Andy   7/1/16

Wedding, Old Forest School, Tauranga

Hi Eugene, Thank you so much for the work on our wedding day,you guys were fantastic! Also,amazing work on our ceremony music...how you seamlessly played guitar at the end of the aisle song when it ran short was awesome. Big thanks to all of you. Cheers, Luke and Carley 5/1/16

Wedding, The Black Barn, Lake Tarawera

My husband and I were lucky enough to have Five O'Clock Shadow perform at our wedding on Dec 29,2015. Eugene,the lead guitarist vocalist was prompt and organised. Even going above and beyond expectations and playing background music for our guests while we were having photos taken.As soon as we arrived back guests commented about the excellence of the music while they had their canapes and drinks. Furthermore, their choice of music really got the crowd going and the dancefloor was never empty from the first dance right until the very last song with guests chanting "one more song!" Eugene and his band can really read the crowd with their choice in music .The first comments we received after the wedding were "Who was that band? They were excellent!" I am not exaggerating when I say they were a pleasure to work with and to listen to.They played music that connected with young and old, I would highly recommend them for any event.

Jade Palmer  9/1/16

Wedding, Kinloch

Thanks Eugene, We had such a great time and we had such great feedback from our guests about how awesome you guys were right throughout the day till the end of the night. Really happy we opted for the ultimate gold package as it made it so much easier for us for us with being able to use your mics for the celebrant and speeches  and having you prep all the music for the day meant one less thing to sort. From the first to the last you have been a pleasure to deal with and you will alwsys be our first recommendation should anyone ask about bands to hire. We really hope you own venue venture with the country hall  takes takes off . You guys helped make our day so much fun-Big Thanks!

James and Anna  19/12/15

Anz Tauranga Christmas party, Tauranga Yacht club

Thanks for an awesome night Eugene! We will absolutely recommend you :-)

Thanks,   Nadia  ANZ Tauranga

Wedding, sebel Trinty Wharf,Tauranga

Hey Eugene, You're a legend, thanks so much for yesterday.Adalene and I are so happy with how the day panned out.You guys really set the atmosphere for the whole day-all of our expectations were well and truly exceeded.Thanks agin.

Mike and Adalene   20/11/15

Wedding, Atuaaha, Tauranga

Hi Eugene, Ash and I were absolutley thrilled with you guys at our wedding! You were just fantastic,everybody raved about you-the songs,the vibe. Thank you so much for being everything we hoped for, the dancefloor was full the whole night which is exactly what we wanted.Well done on an awesome show.

Char and Ash  11/12/15

Wedding,Waimarino park,Tauranga

We just wanted to say thank you guys so much for Saturday night....you guys were absolutley awesome and everyone raved about you! From the moment we met,you were professional and on to it and we could have confidence in you, and to not have to worry about the music at all throughout our whole wedding day.Thanks again!:)

Lariisa and Paul  5/12/15

Wedding, Mills Reef Tauranga

Hi Eugene,

We would like to say a massive THANK YOU for your amazing entertainment at our wedding on Nov 14 at Mills Reef. We have had so much awesome feedback from friends and family about the night.You got everyone on the dancefloor even people that never dance so that says a lot about you guys! We can't thank you enough you made our wedding extra special and we will definitely be recommending you to anyone who needs a band.Thanks again!! You guys are awesome!!

Lias and Zadin  14/11/15

Walton School Fundraiser, Waikato

"Hi Eugene, just saying a huge thanks again for the other night- we are getting awesome feedback so that is super! Many thanks, Hannah Sutherland, Walton School" 23/5/15

Realty Services Awards, Tauranga

Eugene and band, thank you so much again! You guys contribute so much to the success of our Awards Night, hope you travelled home safe.............until next time.

Love your work,

Allison, Realty services awards, Baypark 24/4/15

Wedding, Charlemagne Lodge, Tauranga

"Five O'Clock Shadow played at our wedding and they were amazing, such a pleasure to deal with. We had lovely background guitar music while we had pre dinner drinks in the garden which created a lovely atmosphere and the dance music they played was awesome got everybody up on the dance floor.  We highly recommend them" Sue & Kev, Charlemage Lodge, April 11, 2015

Wedding,VR Resort, Lake Rotoiti

 

Five oclock shadow - we want to thank you guys for the amazing job you did at our wedding.
Its not often you see everyone on the dancefloor at a weddong but you guys did it! And made sure evryone had the best time, we sure did!
Thanks, Stu and Kerry  VR resort Rotorua  14 feb 2015
Five O'clock Shadow - we want to thank you guys for the amazing job you did at our wedding.
It"s not often you see everyone on the dancefloor at a wedding but you guys did it! And made sure everyone had the best time, we sure did!
Thanks, Stu and Kerry  VR resort Rotorua  14 feb 2015

 

Wedding, The Black Barn,Lake Tarawera

Hi Eugene,

thanks for the other night....really good tunes and good job on getting everyone up dancing. I was impressed with the professionalism and also as a bit of a muso myself I was impressed with the high level of musicianship.Everything you said you would do you delivered on which was impressive-good luck for the rest of the wedding season.

J Te Weehi  March 2015

 

Wedding, Hilton Hotel,Taupo

Hi Eugene and the band ,

thanks so much for playing at our wedding on 4 January, you guys were Amazing!

Emma Moss ,Taupo Hilton jan 4 2015

Wedding, Pauanui Lakes Resort

Hi Eugene,

Angie and I just wanted to say thanks again for making our wedding amazing. Your choice of music went down well with everyone....lets just say you have made a lot of new fans! Thanks again for an amazing time! Cheers,

John Halls Jan 2015

 

30th Birthday, Edgecumbe

"Thanks for the frickn awesome night! Everyone LOVED you guys!!!!!!

Stacey, Feb 2015

 

International Masters Games, Wanganui

Hi Eugene,

Just a little note to say thanks for appearing at the Masters games! Any feedback on your experience would be appreciated. Thanks again,

Ron Heaps, Feb 2015

 

Wedding, Old Forest School, Pongakawa

"We just wanted to say a HUGE thankyou for doing such a great job at our wedding.Everyone raved about how fantastic the music was,you had everyone up on their feet all night long and you sung so beautifully! Thank you also for covering the acoustic music so beautfully, you are very talented and picked such lovely romantic songs! We coulld'nt have found a better band-thankyou again from the bottom of our heart!"

Jase and Shaina, Dec 2014

Wedding, Bella Vista Lodge, Tauranga

Just wanted to email and say a big thankyou for Saturday. You did a wonderful job and our guests thought you were great. The ceremony music all happened right on time and everyone said the music in the afternoon was fantastic. What a great atmosphere you created into the evening -the dancefloor was never empty! Thanks again and we wish you all the best with you own wedding venue. Kind regards,

Sarah and Khan, Jan 2015

Hamilton City Council Christmas party, Hamilton Gardens

Hi Eugene,

Thanks so much for Friday night- we have had SO much feedback from everyone on the music and I think the dancefloor photos speak for themselves! Thanks and have a great Christmas!

Jessica, HCC. Dec 2014

Wedding Coopers Winery,Mystery Creek

Hi Eugene,

Here is some photos of you guys at our wedding-thanks for making it a memorable night!

Stacey, wedding Nov 2014

Wedding, The Red Barn

Hi Eugene,

Just wanted to say a quick thankyou before we fly out tommorow.You guys absolutley killed it on Saturday and we couldn't have wished for a better band to run the show  for us! We think you guys rock!! Hope you had as nuch fun as we did.

Kirsty and Cody, Wedding @ The Red Barn,Hinuera.

Christamas Function, Mills Reef winery

Hi Eugene,

Thanks to you and your band for doing such a great job on Friday night. Everyone is saying how awesome you were! Loads of energy and it was great to have evreyone up and dancing! Thanks again.

Nikki Phillips, Craigs Investment Partners   Dec 2014

Christmas function, Mt Maunganui Surf Club

Hi Eugene,

Thank you!!! Everyone had an awesome time and we had great feedback about the band.We would definitely love to work with you again.Please let the other band members know we had a great night and they put on a great show. Thanks again!!

Sara, Sysmex office manager. Dec 2014

NZ literacy conference, Mills Reef  winery

Hi Eugene,

Just wanted to thank you and the band for the excellent entertainment you provided at our conference dinner! Your professionalism and ability to read the audience and play music to suit particulalrly impressed.We recieved very positive feedback from those who atteneded and we would not hesitate to use you again for upcoming events.

Donelle O'Neil, Tauranga Literacy Council, Nov 2014

Wedding, Tauranga

Hi Eugene,

We had a great time on the dance floor, people also loved the acoustic playing in the afternoon.Thanks again for all your help putting the day together-we  had a great day and loved the dancefloor!

Cheers again, Mike and Libby, Oct 2014

Wedding, Atuaaha Lodge, Tauranga

Hi Eugene,

Jim and I wanted to thank you very much for the awesome music at the wedding last weekend.We particularly enjoyed the acoustic guitar music during the canape mingling in the courtyard.The dance music was also great,as evidenced by the full dance floor, and not just young ones but oldies as well! Many thanks

Gwyn and Jim Talbot -Oct 2014

Wedding,  Hilton Lake Taupo

Hi Eugene,

I don't know what to say other than WOW! You and your team were awesome- Thanks so much you couldn't have done any better!

Nathan Cohen, wedding @ The Hilton Lake Taupo  April 2014

Whakatane Hospital Ball, Ohope

Hi Eugene and team,

Thanks so much for providing such awesome music for our ball  event on Friday night You performed fantastically and for such a long time! It was so great to have a variety of music at different times throughout the night,and I loved the song choices. We have had lots of positive comments about your band,and hope that you continue to gig for a long time to come!  Thank you for coming all the way and making the event so special.

Alice Moody, organiser, Whakatane Hospital ball,Ohope Golf Club 4/5/21014

Wedding,Ohope Yacht Club

Hi Eugene, thank you to you and your band for the great evening/night on Saturday. Dan and I had a great time and your music definitely was a big part of it! You are all very talented...if you ever need a recommendation please give people my details.

Thanks again, best wishes.

Hannah, wedding Ohope Yacht Club 29/3/2014

Wedding, Matarangi

Hey guys!

It was a great night and you guys were awesome!

Andy, wedding in Matarangi, 15/3/14

Wedding, Lake Taupo

Hi Eugene,

Thank you so much for a great night- we had so many comments on how great the music was. We had an awesome day! Please pass on our thanks to the rest of the band and should we be asked for a recommendation we will definitely pass on your details!

Cheers!

Holly and Matt, wedding,Acacia bay,Taupo 14/3/2104

 

Wedding, No 2 Hall- Te Puke

Hi Eugene,

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding! We really enjoyed it and really appreciated your special efforts learning our song.We had quite a few people compliment you!

Thanks once again,

Kylie and Richard, wedding 1/3/2014

 

Wedding, Daniels on the park-Tauranga

Hey Eugene!

Just wanted to thank you and your band for playing at our wedding....you guys were awesome and you made our night! Lovely friendly people and great music -couldnt have asked for better!

Thanks,

Kylie and Tyron,wedding @ Daniels 15/2/14

Wedding, Red Barn-Waikato

Hey Eugene,

Just wanted to say thanks so much for playing at our wedding the other weekend!!!! You guys were awesome!! Everyone is still making comments about how great the band was! We had the best time! And so cool to have so many people up dancing and having a great time! Thanks again,

Rachael,wedding @ Red Barn 8/2/14

Wedding,Lake Rotorua

Hi Eugene,

Thanks again for a fantastic night....everyone is raving about the music!

Mark and Oliya,Wedding @ peppers on the Point  1/2/14

Wedding,Charthouse-Tauranga

Hey Eugene,

Thanks for the awesome job you did at our wedding...you da man!!

Lucas and Sarah, wedding @ Charthouse 11/1/2014

Wedding, Red Barn-Waikato

Hi Eugene,many thanks for the fantastic day of music at our wedding.We were thrilled to have it all run so smooth and everybody had a great time.Having the music at all times of the day was great and kept the mood going.Also,thanks for doing the requests...makes people really happy!

James and Emily, wedding @ Red Barn 10/1/2014

Wedding,Lake Rotoiti

Thanks heaps Eugene!

You guys were total pros.......could not have gone better!

Cheers.

James, wedding @ Amora resort Lake Rotoiti  9/1/2014

Private Party, Rotorua

Thank you for playing at our party- Carrie and I had the  best time! From the people that were there we have had only very positive comments and that they really enjoyed themselves. Was very impressed with the acoustic set you did....again, thankyou for making my night the best!

Lex and Carrie, private party Jan 2014

Hilton Taupo Staff Christmas party

You guys were awesome and the team were commenting on how great you were!Our hotel manager and events team were very impressed so I am sure you will get more from us in the future-happy new year and all the best for 2014!

Blaine,Front office manager,Taupo Hilton  19/12/2013

50th Birthday Party, Tauranga

Hey Eugene,

Just wanted to say thank you again for last night-you guys were awesome and it made it a really special night for us! Any time you are passing please call in and say Hi.

Wai and Vaughn, 50th Birthday celebration ,Tauranga 30/11/2013

Staff Christmas Function, Mt Maunganui

Hi Eugene,

Thank you for being available to play for our funcion,was great having your band play the whole night! We will definitely keep you in mind for future functions!

Thanks again,

Nicole, Higgins Contracting function,Mt Surf Club 29/11/2013

Wedding, Mills Reef Tauranga

Just wanted to say a big thanks to you and your band for giving us such a great night! Everyone has commented on how awesome you were and we both thoroughly enjoyed the night.Such great music so thank you so much. All the best to you guys!

Hollie and Andy

Wedding @ Mills Reef Tauranga 16/11/2013

Wedding,  Novotel Rotorua

Hi Eugene,

We had an absolute ball-you guys were perfect! We cant thank you enough.....and special thanks for letting our ''rock star'' guests have a sing- if you are ever in the Bay of Islands give us a shout!

Rachel and Jess

Wedding @ Novotel  Rotorua 19/8/2013

 

Staff Function, BECA Engineering

Hi Eugene,

We would like to thank you and the rest of your band for the performance on Friday night. We had a great time and we hope you guys also enjoyed yourselves!

Cheers!

Jason Chen

BECA Engineering Midwinter Christmas function,  Tauranga Club, 19/7/2013

Wedding,Red Barn, Waikato

Eugene and band,

You guys were unreal last night. I need to get you some proper feedback when we get a chance but just wanted to let you know how much fun we had and you guys played a massive part in that! We appreciate how flexible you were and everyone has been asking about you!

Cheers,

Andy and Kat

Wedding @ The Red Barn,Hinuera  3/5/13

 

Wedding,Lakefront marquee,Kinloch

Hi Eugene,

Blaine and I have just returned to 'reality' after our honeymoon in Fiji - and I just wanted to touch base to thank you for the amazing job you did at our Wedding.
You guys were awesome! The dance floor always seemed full and everyone was having a good time. I just wish I got more time on the dance floor myself, but that dress was quite a mission to work with !!
The evening flowed great, from the entrance song you played as we walked in to the background music during dinner - it was all perfect!
Your performance contributed to our wedding night hugely, and you were easy to deal with too - which was great!
I look forward to working with you again in the future, and will certainly continue to promote you to future clients in my Eventrent business.
Thanks Eugene, and keep in touch.

Kind Regards,
Donna Inch, Wedding @ Kinloch lakefront,  26/4/13


Hi Eugene
It was good to meet you on the big day and I just wanted to reiterate Donna's feedback. We are absolutely wrapped with the choice we made and hope Five O'clock shadow continue to be a success - I know Donna will be recommending you and if I ever get the chance, I sure will also.
Best regards
Blaine Inch, Manager - Front Office
HILTON LAKE TAUPO

 

Realty Group Regional awards, Classic Flyers ,Mt Maunganui

Eugene

Thank you so much for the fabulous job you did (again) for our Awards Night. Your music is fantastic, you are fantastic and I cannot thank you enough for the contribution you make to our big night. So professional and so talented!
Thank you for everything - kind regards Allison Stewart

Realty Group Annual awards@ Classic Flyers Fuction centre,  24/4/13

 

 

Wedding Rydges Country Retreat,Tauranga

Hi Eugene

Just a quick email to thank you and your band for such an AMAZING performance at our wedding. We have received endless comments and praise about your music - you certainly came through for us and left our guests, and myself and Bevan with memories to last a lifetime. We will always remember your professionalism in the lead up to the big day. It wasn't easy with us being overseas until a few weeks prior to the wedding, but you patiently answered our many questions and accommodated our various needs and requests at every step. Thank you so much once again!

Thanks very much.

All the best.

Kind regards
Shelley and Bevan Pulham-wedding@ Rydges,Welcome Bay  5/4/13

 

 

Wedding Bella Vista lodge,Tauranga

Hi Eugene

Just wanted to say a massive thanks for yesterday. You guys were awesome and everyone had such a good time so thanks for bringing the party to our wedding.

All the best

Holly and Ali, Wedding @ Bella Vista lodge 23/3/13

 

Wedding- Surf and Sand Conference Centre, Ohope

It was an awesome day and you guys really topped it off with some awesome music! Everyone said the band was wicked and Nicky and I were so stoked we got your band to play,

Thanks again,

Tierre and Nicky

Wedding @ Surf n Sand, Ohope Beach 9/3/2013

 

Wedding- Tairua Hall,Tairua

Hi Eugene, thanks a lot for a magnificent night it was absolutely brilliant! You really set the scene with the guitar over dinner and then unleashing the band onstage after dinner made it a night to really remember for us! From the audio setup at the ceremony through to the DJ in between band sets the D- floor was packed all night and there wasnt a dull moment .You did an amazing job and We would recommend Five OClock Shadow to anyone in a heartbeat.

Wendy and Kim

Wedding @ Tairua, Coromandel, March 8  2013

 

 

Wedding- The Orchard, Tauranga

Eugene,

You and the band were absolutely fantastic and got everyone up dancing,I mean EVERYONE including Jonothans 86 year old grandmother who hadn't danced like that in over 40 years!

This is a real tribute to you guys and the music you play and the fun interaction you have with the crowd! Thank you so much from Jonothan and I and the family.

Lisa and Jonothan

Wedding @ The Orchard (Jeff Peet Photography) Pyes Pa Tauranga  2/3/2013

 

 

Wedding- Wai Ora resort, Rotorua.

Hi Eugene,

Thank you for a great wedding!It was perfect-loved it all. Great music all night, you did a fantastic job.

Everyone I've spoken to loved your band and loved your music.

Thanks again,

 

Monique and Robert  Arnott

Wedding @ Wai Ora Resort 23/2/13

 

Wedding-Red Barn. Waikato

Thank you all, we had the best time and had sooo many comments on how great the band was!

It was a perfect day and night :)

Sara and Scott

Wedding @ The Red Barn , Hinuera 22/2/13

 

 

Wedding- Thompson Residence, Tauranga

Hi Eugene,

Thanks again for Saturday night - was fabulous!

Alice Thompson- Wedding at home,Tauranga 16/2/13

 

Wedding- Lavender Hill, Waiheke Island

Thanks Eugene, you guys were outstanding and all your help with the ceremony and canape music was gold!  It made our life so much easier-I will certainly be recommending you to any of our friends who are getting married.

Thanks again,

Paul Cable- Wedding @ Lavender Hill Waiheke 8/2/13

 

Wedding-Blue Biyou Papamoa

Hi Eugene

We had a ball! Thank you so much you guys were fantastic- your song choices were superb! Thanks for allowing Ben to get up and sing with you too.

Thanks heaps!

Daniel and Joy Reed- Wedding @ Blue Biyou  26/1/13

 

Wedding -Mt Maunganui Golf Club

A huge thankyou to you Eugene and the team! We couldnt have asked for a better band at our wedding. You set the mood,then had all our guests up dancing to the point where they did'nt want you to leave! The song choices were absoluely perfect with a mix of old and new and we would highly recommend Five O'Clock Shadow to anyone as you are guaranteed excellent music and an awesome night. Thanks again,

James and Emma Stride- Wedding @ Mt Golf club 12/1/13

 

Walton School Hall Function

Hey thanks again for such an awesome night! Went up to the school on the Monday and the teachers were buzzing....Principal Bob thanked me for such a great farewell! Everyone just really enjoyed themselves and was neat to see everyone dancing the night away. Hope to see you rocking the Walton hall again soon.

Kind regards,

Karen Williams, Walton School

 

Wedding- Duders on Devonport,Auckland

Just a quick note to say we had an amazing time.Thanks so much for making our day-music was great and everyone loved it! We had lots of compiments about the music and passed your details on to a few people.

Thanks and good luck,

Mark Farelly- Wedding,Devonport

 

Wedding- Morgan Residence,Tauranga

Just want to say thanks Eugene for all your awesome efforts  at our wedding...you were outstanding!!! I am lost for words.You blew me away with how you were there early and just sorted the whole thing out from the ceremony right through to the end. My wife was rapt!

Thanks again mate,

Carwen Morgan- Wedding at home

 

Wedding Mt Maunganui Cosmopolitan Club

Hi Eugene, just a quick note to say thanks for playing at our wedding last month. We had great comments on how well you catered for everyones tastes and how polished your playing and singing is.All went well and we had a special day.

Thanks so much,

Tony Pinn- Wedding,Mt Maunganui

 

40th Birthday,Rotorua

A Wicked huge THANKYOU to you and your fab band-you guys made the night just ROCK!!! Everyone loved the music and getting up for a good boogie,we are still getting awesome compliments about you guys.Our night went off thanks to you.We would love to see you play again and would recommend you to anyone looking for fantastic entertainment.

Thanks again,

Todd and Shaz- 40th party,Rotorua

 

Wintec Prizegiving Ball, Hamilton

Hi Eugene

Thanks so much to you and your band at our prizegiving ball-you were awesome! We have had lots of really great feedback from staff so will be having you again for future events.

Thanks again,

Rachel Musgrave- Event coordinator, Wintec

 

Corpoate Function,P F Olsen Ltd, Blue Baths Rotorua

You guys were awesome thank you.Everyone really enjoyed themselves and danced which is always a great sign! See you next time.

Thanks,

Rachel Baucke, Function organiser P F Olsen Ltd

 

Wedding-Daniels in the Park,Tauranga

We can't thank you enough for last night for our wedding music at Daniels on the park- everyone has been raving about you!You made our night,thanks so much.

Melanie- Wedding @ Daniels

 

Wedding- Mills Reef Winery, Tauranga

Hi Eugene

I have had lots of positive feedback about you and we were delighted how well the wedding celebrations went and how much everyone enjoyed dancing to your music.

Thanks again,

Margaret Langdon- Wedding @ Mills Reef

 

Wedding, Barton residence,Tauranga

Thanks so much for playing at my wedding in Feb, we had a blast and your band was awesome! The dancefloor was cranking most of the night, many of the oldies too. Everyone said how good the band was and the night in general-well stoked that I booked you guys and would recommend you to anyone.

Thanks,

Mike Barton- wedding at home, Tauranga

 

Wedding- Pauanui Lakes Resort

Hi Eugene

Thank you for such a great night,everybody loved the music including all the Australians who were on the dancefloor enjoying themselves even though they did'nt even know the Kiwi classics! A lot of people commented onhow professional you all were,how the song choices catered to everyones tastes and how a great band completed a great day.

Thank you very much,

Jules Irving-Wedding @ Pauanui Lakes Resort Nov

 

Wintec Staff Awards,Hamilton

Thank you and the band for a great night last Thursday. I appreciate the music and volume matching our requirements from beginning to end. Look forward to seeing you here again in the future.

Kind regards,

Wade Limpus, Orgainser Wintec Staff awards

 

Wedding-Red Barn, Hinuera

Hi Eugene,

A very big thankyou to you and your band  for making Josh and Kates wedding so amazing last Sat at the Red Barn. We have had many emails,Texts and phonecalls saying how much everyone loved it ! Thanks very much again to you all and we hope to hear you again in the near future!

Janine Brooks, Mother of the bride

 

Wedding,Ohope beach

Hi Eugene

Cliff and I wanted to say thank you to you and your band for such an amazing night last Saturday at our wedding.You guys were awesome! We were particularly impressed with the way you read the crowd-you created such a great vibe on the dancefloor and really got all of our guests in the mood.Your emails leading up to the wedding were professional and reassuring so we never had any doubt about what a fantastic night it was going to be.We will definitely recommend Five O'Clock Shadow to all our friends.

Thanks once again,

Charlotte and Cliff- Wedding@  Ohope beach

 

Wedding -Lake Okataina, Rotorua

Just wanted to send a huge thanks for your efforts at Kas and my wedding,you guys were perfect and played over and above what we were expecting. We had a ton of great feedback from friends , family and guests who all thorughly enjoyed themselves.We hope 2012 is a great year for you!

Thanks again,

Nick and Kas Craw-wedding @ Lake Okataina

 

Wedding-Tauranga Yacht Club

You guys were fantastic-you are extremely professional and most of all entertaining and fun!I really think live music and the band behind it make a wedding.You really nailed it right from the beginning first with our entrance song,that was fun and set the tone for the night, then the dinner guitar music,first dance and great DJ music in between band.

Thanks again from your very grateful newly weds!

Michelle and Andrew Harris-Wedding @ Tauranga Yacht club

 

Wedding- Charlemagne Lodge

Hi Eugene,

A huge big thank you for all of your help and efforts at our wedding on Friday. You and the band were amazing and everyone has said how you guys made the night and were the best wedding band they'd ever seen.You really went far and beyond your duties and helped us with our ceremony music too! Thanks heaps for making our day amazing.

Melissa and Paul Conrad- Wedding @ Charlemagne lodge

 

Whakatane Hospital Ball

Thank you very much for playing at the Whakatane Hospital ball on Friday the 13th. Everyone thought you guys judged the crowd perfectly,played and sang amazingly and that we should definitley have you again!I have recommended you to everyone-you really made the night and were amazing!

Many thanks,

Laura Ward-Davies- Whakatane Hospital Ball organiser

 

Wedding-Mills Reef,Tauranga

Nat and I cannot thank you enough- wow you guys were awesome! And helped make for the best day.All our guest have said that you were the best band and DJ that had seen at a wedding .Fact!

Thanks again.

Rowan McKeany- wedding @ Mills Reef

 

Wedding-Red Barn,Hinuera

Hi Eugene

Just wanted to drop a line to say how awesome you were last Sat night! I hope you enjoyed it as much as everyone on the dancefloor...you managed to get people up there who have never danced before! Massive achievement.All the guests were going on and on about how good you were and many asked for your details.You definitely made our wedding a night we will never forget.

Thanks again,

Margaret, Wedding @ Red Barn

 

Wedding- Mt Maunganui Golf Club

Hi Eugene,thanks so much for playing for us.You did such a good job and there was always someone on the dancefloor which is great! If you ever need a recommendation we would be more than happy to do this.

Thanks,

Rebbecca and Russel, Wedding Mt Golf club

 

Wedding-Ohope Golf Club

The day went great...perfect weather,perfect atmosphere and the band was fantastic!We had  so many comments from guests about how good they were.They played great acoustic during dessert then got everyone up dancing after our first dance,playing all the classic and new songs people love to hear.Vey happy with Five OÇlock Shadow would highly recommend to anyone!

Thank you.

Richard and Karola,Wedding Ohope Golf Club

 

Wedding-Charlemagne Lodge

"Hey Eugene

We just wanted to send you an email to say a BIG THANK YOU to you and your band for the fantastic music and your professional service.  You really made the night a huge success, all of our guests are still raving about the band.  The songs you sang were fantastic and you really read the crowd.  From what I can remember there wasn't a time when there wasn't someone on the dance floor.  Will most definitley recommend you to anyone, you guys were just amazing.

Thanks again"

Richard and Jacqui thompson

Wedding- charlemagne lodge Tga

 

 

Wedding-Tauranga Race course

"Without a lie one of the most nerve wrecking things about my wedding day was choosing the music!

I knew Eugene through his previous band and every time we had been to a function we they were playing everyone in the room was up and dancing, so we put our trust in Eugene and left the playlist  to his discretion .I couldn't have hoped for better!

The music Five O'clock Shadow played was so well suited to our 160 guests and much to my delight there weren't many sitting down.

We had so many calls asking who the band was, I felt compelled to write a reference.

The  band was so professional and easy to deal with and if you choose

them to play for you I assure you, you will feel the same way!"

Wedding- Tga Racecourse

 

Wedding-Taupo Yacht club

"Hi Eugene,

You  worked hard, and certainly made the day less stressful for me with your assurances, and the performance was absolutely outstanding. And I literally mean that was the best wedding performance I've seen, including your playlist on the night.

Consequently since then I've been going out of my way to recommend you thoroughly, and I would be very surprised if you didn't get a lot more work from it. If you ever need a reference for a potential client, you should feel free to get them to contact me directly.

I'll continue to recommend you guys.

Thanks! You guys did an amazing job"

Will Coltart

Wedding -Taupo Yacht Club

 

Bethlehem College Ball 2011-Band/DJ package

"Thank you so much for playing at the Bethlehem College Ball. The combination of the band and DJ worked really well for this occasion, providing continual great music that suited everyones taste. Five Oclock Shadow were so professional and easy to work with plus are such great musicians! Their set list has a good balance between new stuff and good classics, and along with their energetic stage presence they created a brilliant night. Thanks once again!"
Samantha

Bethleham College Ball Committee

 

Wedding-The Red Barn,Hinuera

 

"Hi Eugene,

Thank you so much for the amazing performance that you did for our wedding.  It was the icing on the cake to an awesome day, you guys made it perfect!  Thank you for playing earlier for the guests, it really set the mood for the rest of the night and we have had many compliments on the cocktail guitar set that you played through dinner.  You read the mood and timing perfectly and made your music suit.

The quality of sound that you produce is top level.  The vocals of your band were really amazing, especially when you were belting out some trickier songs!

The playlist that you chose was perfect.  You read the audience so well and you had people dancing from the age of 18 months through to 65!  You played music that suited everybody and I can't remember one person who didn't get up for a dance.  The band interacted so well with the audience and made it a lot of fun.

Also thank you for the quick responses to our many questions, your calm personality allowed us to feel secure about that part of our day

We have had soo many positive comments about your performance from our guests and we recommended you to all.  We can't speak highly enough of you and what you do.

Please use  this as a testimonal, we wish you all the best for your future performances.

We hope to dance to your music again one day!"

Kindest regards,

Rob & Kellie Scott

Wedding-The Red Barn

 

Corporate function-The Realty Group

"Thank you so much for a fabulous night on Friday night.  You guys are a wonderful combination and assisted to create a great atmosphere and then party throughout the night.  Quite simply the best!!! Thank you also for sorting that lighting for the lecturn ,Eugene .You are awesome, thank you!"

Alison Stewart, Realty Group National Awards 2011

"Hi Eugene, thanks again for a fabulous night last night.  It was great having Jo along as DJ and she really added to the night.You guys went to another level last night - thank you so much."

Alison Stewart, Realty Group Awards

 

Rotorua Girls High Ball- Band/DJ Package

"Everyone had a great time and the girls loved your music. I have only had good comments from everyone. Also for us oldies the volume was not too loud, so well done on that as well. I will send a reference later on. Thank you for making the ball a huge success. I will recommend your band to whoever organizes the ball next year (maybe me again) and get you back, I hope."

 

Janet Cornes

RGHS

 

Wedding-Rydges Country Retreat, Tauranga

"It was a pleasure to have Eugene and the other Five O'Clock Shadow band members play at our wedding.  Eugene was very understanding of our requests and extremely flexible in the lead up to the day.  We have received numerous compliments from our guests about how good the band was.  They had the right mix between background and more upbeat music and I would easily recommend them to others.

All the best."

Regards

Alex and Ben

Wedding -Rydges Retreat

 

 

Wedding anniversry-Classic Flyers Museum ,  Mt Maunganui

"Hi Eugene

Just wanted to say thank you once again for the input you and your team had into making Saturday night such a wonderful success for us.

You have no idea of the number of people who commented on the performance of Five O'clock Shadow.

I would be delighted to act as a reference for you if ever you need to convince a prospective client of your wonderful music.

Thanks once again"

Tony and Marg Mills

Tauranga

wedding anniversary, 1930's dress up ball

 

 

Sacred Heart Girls College Ball, Hamilton

"Five O'Clock Shadow played at the Sacred Heart Graduation Ball and they were amazing!! I was constantly having people coming up to me throughout the course of the night saying what an awesome band they were and how much they were enjoying the music. Their versatility was obvious as they had the teachers dancing just as much as the students! A great band, really nice guys would definetly recommend them to anyone. Thankyou so much for making it a great night"

 

Amelia

Ball Committee



Wedding-Rangitau Rugby Club,Tauranga

"What a fantastic band!  They played great music and had our wedding guests dancing to the wee small hours.  Would highly recommend Five Oclock Shadow to anyone looking for a band that can entertain a crowd. You guys Rock!!"

Pete & Tina

Tauranga

Wedding

 

Staff function-Wickham Preschool,Tauranga

To Eugene and the band:

"Had the most amazing night last, thanks to all of you. It couldn't have gone better!

Everyone's raving...Thank you!"

Stacey Larnach

Wickham pre-school   function

 

 

Chatam Island festival Trust

"Five O'clock Shadow played at the first Chatham Islands Wild Food & Music Festival this year. They were such a hit the people want them back for more. This band was fantastic entertainment for the chatham island community and really added value to the festival. The band shared their musical talents by providing music sessions for children & adults and gave huge support and inspiration to the local island band 'Off the Cuff'. We are excited to have Five O'Clock Shadow return to the Chathams to perform at our next Festival on 6th March 2010. What a great band!! We reccommend you book them for any occassion as they will provide the best entertainment for your celebration. Thanks Guys, from all the people on the Chatham Islands. We had the Best time ever."

Bronwyn

 

Wedding-Usual Suspects,Tauranga

"Eugene O'reilly and his band Five O'clock Shadow played at our wedding and in all honesty we could not have had a more slick,professional outfit at our service! All of our guests were blown away by their performance and we are certain it will lead to more gigs for them,judging by the interest they generated. If you too are looking for a quality band to set your event apart these are the guys for you-just Awesome!We would recommend them to anyone,cheers guys."

steve and Nic Roberts

 

Wedding-Private Residence, Katikati

"Eugene,I just cant thank you and your band members enough for your performance last night.

All the guests have been raving about you guys. Everyone had a fantastic time.

Thankyou, Thankyou, Thankyou!"

Haley, Wedding

 

Mt Maunganui New Years Eve Festival

"Just wanted to drop a note to pass on sincere thanks to yourself and the band for the wonderful performance for NYE 2008. New Years Eve Mt Maunganui is one of the largest events in New Zealand and the entertainment is a crucial part in ensuring the success of the night. Five O'Clock Shadows line up of songs ensured all ranges of ages were entertained and a great and safe night was had by all. As the event is a huge logistical management exercise, I rely heavily on professional bands that work within the logistics. Many thanks to your band, as the professional showmanship you all presented ensured that the Beach Stage was run smoothly, and within the parameters of the night. I do hope you all enjoyed the night - feedback has been that the line up was perfect. We were especially impressed when you were able to work the start of your introduction in with the previous singer/beat boxer, your willingness to work with the many other bands and your flexibility with the time."

Angela, Tauranga City Council

 

Wedding-The Chateaux, Mt Ruapehu

"Thanks Eugene and band for an absolutely amazing evening. You guys made the night a complete success, playing a great mix of music to keep everyone up dancing the whole time. Everyone was so impressed with the quality of your music that people still haven't stopped commenting on how good our band was. They couldn't believe we'd found you guys off the web! We can't recommend these guys highly enough."

Many thanks again,

Kath and Brad

Wedding- The Chateaux, Mt Ruapehu

 

Corporate function-Higgins contracting

"Hi Eugene

You and your band did a great job and everyone had a great time. I have had lots of good feedback from your performance :)

Thanks heaps!"

Regards,

Jess MacPhail

Higgins Contractors

Christmas Party

 

21st party, Pongakawa

 

Hi Eugene

It was epic, you guys were great- everyone was up there dancing!! Thank you so much for an awesome night!

Thanks

Ayesha Morrow

21st birthday party

Wedding-Charlemagne Lodge,Tauranga

"Hey Eugene,

We  just wanted to thank you and the band for such a great night at the wedding. You guys really rocked the place!

Pease send me your postal address so I can send you a thankyou card and a video clip of the proclaimers '500 miles' song."

Cheers

Carl Butcher

Wedding

 

Delmaine Foods Christmas Party

"Hi Eugene,

Thanks for the great night on Friday.

You and Jordan were awesome, and I have heard nothing but high praise from all the staff here.

All the best and have a great Christmas"

Rachel Baucke
Human Resources Manager
Delmaine Fine Foods Ltd

 

21st Party, Matamata

"Mate ,it was an awesome night you fellas were the best!!!!  Everyone has been saying all day about how good you were, will be happy to have you back anytime at our next party."

Cheers,

Jeremy O'Reilly-21st birthday ,

Wedding-Mills Reef,Tauranga

"Hi Eugene,

We hope you are well.  Just wanted to drop you a quick email to express our sincere thanks again to you and the band for making our wedding an absolutely awesome day - it is so true that the music plays a massive part in how much people enjoy the wedding - from the acoustic set right through to the bands last song you guys were truly brilliant and there is no doubt our guests had a great time dancing the night away...we couldn't have wished for a better band.

Many thanks again.

All the best for 2011!"

Sam & Kirsty

wedding

 

 

Wedding-Surf and sand, Ohope

"Hi Eugene ,Thanks for a great night at my daughters wedding at Ohope on Saturday night ,you guys and your music made it a great success.Can you pencil in my sons wedding 24th March at Ohope Golf club next year.

Thanks again"

Rick Morris



 
 

Contact: Eugene O'Reilly

fiveoclockshadowband@gmail.com

Cell: 0272 47 47 44