Here are some comments from people who have booked us

Wot peeps say!


Wedding 6th September 2014

Hi gruffnuts

Thanks for a great evening last Saturday 6 th September for our daughter Franki's wedding.

It was absolutely fantastic

Everyone commented on how good you were and how they knew all the numbers

I have seen you at three gigs now and you seem to get better and better each time,

the brass section was a great addition Thanks for making the fantastic wedding even better

Best wishes Ray Hutchins ( Franki's dad)


Wedding 9th August 2014

The Gruff nuts were absolutely brilliant, from the moment we got in touch with them right through to the nght of our wedding.  

Tony was so accomodating and friendly and seemed genuinely excited to be a part of our day.  We planned the wedding from America

and Tony made life so easy for us.  When it came to the wedding they didnt dissapoint, they had everyone up and dancng

from the moment they started.  It was not just the music that impressed us, it was also that they made it so personal to us.  

One side of the wedding party were from America and the band wanted to celebrate this, so they went to the trouble of

dressing as typical English sterotypes, ranging from a farmer to a policeman. It was the cornish take on the Village people and it

brought the house down.  I could not reccomend the Gruff nuts enough, there are very few bands who would have added so much

to the occasion.  Thanks so much guys

Wedding Sunday 31st March 2013

Hi Toni and the Band.

We want to say a HUGE thank-you to you all for making our wedding so fabulous and memorable. The effort you made 'especially the fancy dress' was

amazing! Even our 4 year old daughter says, when she gets married she wants the farmers to play! Everyone at the wedding was more than impressed

with the music and the energy. We have never seen a dance floor buzzing from start to finish- I feel proud I witnessed it for the first time at our wedding.

We were told by so many people how brilliant you were and we even booked you without hearing you play- so glad we did.

You were so easy to get along with, we loved the fact you met us before the wedding to discuss any music we liked and made an effort to visit our venue

the day before the wedding. We had every faith in you guys choosing the music for our evening- you were amazing and the saxophones really did add to

the 'WOW' factor. We appreciated you letting my cousin sing our first dance and you didn't even bat an eye lid when my mum joined you on stage to sing!

We can honestly say the best decision we made for our wedding was choosing you guys to really did make it rock!

We cannot wait to hear you play again!

All the best.

Ali and Steve

1st September 2012

Hi Tony,
Just to say a MASSIVE thank you! You were absolutely brilliant.
Here is our testimonial for your website:
'Fantastic music, amazing musicians. You made our day spectacular - the dance floor was buzzing! 

Thank you so much for your attention to detail in learning our first dance and in the build up to the day.

We would book you again tomorrow! '
Rachel and Tims Wedding
Everyone said how great you guys were- so really thank you. We will definitely see you again!
Love Rachel and Tim

August 11 2012

Hi Tony,

Just a little note to say a massive thank you to you and the Gruffnuts for an brilliant evening last Saturday.

You were the perfect band for our celebration and everyone I spoke to thought you guys were amazing, especially with the brass section.

Thanks for all your help with the set up and hope to see you soon.

Rach and Tom

Wedding 21st July 2012 Full Line up

Hi Tony, 

Sorry for the rather long delay getting back to you on this.  Better late than never though hey!   Here goes for a testimonial:
Thanks for playing some excellent music at our wedding and keeping the dance floor packed    
for the whole evening!  We found The Gruffnuts very reliable, friendly and entertaining and     
we especially loved the time and effort they put into perfecting our first dance - King of the Swingers.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!  If only we could get married again ;-)

Hope all is well with you. 

Merry Christmas ;-)


Oct 10 2011

"Tony we would like to say a massive thanks you for the most amazing piece of band action we have seen at any wedding and were over the moon

that it was at ours. People are still taking about your band and the air guitar competition.

The trick is not to pick out songs we like but leave it all in your capable hands to deliver an amazing night!

You really went the extra mile to lean a favorite ACDC track for me and the best man....classic

We loved the fact that you took the time out to see the venue pre setup and helped us with the competition.

Thank you once again for putting on a class act and rocking our wedding!"

Take care & party on

Marcos & Tores October the 10th

2nd April 2011- Tamar Valley Hash Harriers 30th Anniversary Party- Kelly college- Full line up

Thanks to the Gruffnuts for a great evening at Kelly College.  It was Tamar Valley Hash House Harriers' 30th

Anniversary do and had to be a bit more special than our usual events, so booking the 7 piece band really suited

the occasion.  The 4 piece band is very good but with the extra saxophones it became more of a show giving that

big band feel with a broader range of music to keep us dancing away till midnight - definitely something for everyone.

The Ball was Harry Potter themed so all the hashers dressed up and, to our surprise, the Gruffnuts did too with the

lead singer making a very convincing Dementor!   We really felt that the Gruffnuts were having a good time as well as us!!
Always relied upon to put on a good evening and join in the fun, I'm sure we'll be calling on the Gruffnuts again in the

Thanks again.
On On!

Jan 2nd 2010

Thanks again for such a fantastic gig for my 40th; you provided the perfect finale to a week of celebrations,

it really could not have been better.  Six months on our friends are still raving about it –

needless to say it went down very well with Gill & I; so much so in fact that we’re expecting our first baby on the 1st of October –

you do the maths!!!  Thanks again, Ben


Re Wedding anniversary 27th Sept 2009 (Full Line up)

Hi Tony,
Just wanted to thank you and the band for fantastic set you played on Sunday evening. The choice of music was spot-on,                 
and the brass section was an added bonus!    Everyone enjoyed the evening, we hope you all did too.
Have (and will continue to) recommended you to so many people already! Hope you're happy to travel,                 
as your Devonian neighbours need to hear you soon!!
Thanks once again for making it such a great evening!!
Nick Tallamy                


RE Wedding

The Gruff Nuts played at our wedding in May 2009 and they really made

our evening party memorable. The playlist was awesome and so much fun,

with a great mix of songs. Everyone danced, (even our friends who

normally never dance!) and said how good they were. One of our guests

even booked them for her wedding next year and we can't wait to hear

them again! Would definately recommend them. Thank you guys!

Matt and Jess Hodgetts



RE Tamar Valley hash Posh frock do!

14th February 2009

Hi Tony

Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for the wonderful music The Gruff Nuts played last Saturday for the

running club posh frocks do. Your skill in choosing the right tunes and the right times kept most of us up on the floor all night

long and at one point I am sure that all 100 of us were dancing.

On the run on Monday there was lots of positive talk about the band and not one moan - amazing (only please can you get the

others to learn Love Shack before we book you next time). And there definitely will be a next time.

Thanks to you especially for being so professional about the whole booking and organisational thing.

I was totally confident from the first time I spoke with you that you would come up with the goods.

Kind regards

Dawn Statham (Mrs) TVH3


Dear Tony

Re: Retirement Ball, 23rd July 2007

Many thanks for supporting us with your services at RPCYC on Monday.

I was pleased that you were so willing to participate in the event when it was
conceived many months ago. I have to say that I never thought the day would finally
arrive ... then everything went with such a rush!

The spectacular location provided a wonderful backdrop to the evening. The
weather could have been better, but everything came together to make for a
memorable event for my wife.

Please express my thanks to the other members of your Band; you all made a
wonderful sound with an excellent variety of music. I am ready and willing to
recommend your band to anyone that is looking for a capable and professional
music group, able to provide for any chosen style of music

Thanks again, Tony. I hope you have a really good summer before returning to the
Chalk Face in September!

Yours sincerely ^ ,

Michael Shelmerdine

23rd July 2007

Dear Tony

Clare and I would like to thank you and the other members of The Gruff Nuts for playing at our wedding reception. 30 June 2007

We had a fantastic day (despite the weather) and we both thought that all the songs were perfect for the occasion.

The brass section was superb and did a great job in getting everyone on the dance floor. Everyone that I spoke to said they enjoyed themselves immensely.

I have to say that you are priced very competitively and we will definitely be in touch for any future events.


Many thanks


Chris & Clare Moore

East Dulwich



August 26 2006

"A man's reach should exceed his grasp,
Or what's a heaven for?"    Browning
A heaven is having the Gruffnuts play at your party!
Wow didn't  you absolutely make the place buzz. Your mix of songs - excellent  and appropriate ,                             
humbled as ever by your knowledge of the music world.
The brilliance of the playing - each track reincarnated, plus  extra fantastic singing by Paddy.                              
I know tis diff for you Tony,  but he is hunky  and young,  and a very nice bit if eyecandy for the girls,  We all lusted openly!
The main thing that flows the eve though,  is the fantstic Tony banter.  That is a gift.
Someone said that there were about 200 people there, some older much partyied folk,  We had loads of such  delighted  comments.  It was  an achievement  to bring the whole party together in such away  -  I felt really proud!   considering the other attractions  -  the riope swings,  the assault course bouncy castle, the bonfire,  the barbecue;   but you did it magnificently!
Thank you over and over
Best wishes dear
Love from Alice


July 22 2006

Hi Tony,
I am just emailing you to say thank you so much for playing at our party on saturday - you and the boys were fab and all our guests were keen to tell me what a great band you are!!  
Keep in touch and let me know when you have any gigs in the Plymuoth area.
Have a great summer,


MPK Campbell

Callington Rugby Football Club




Callington Rugby Club was looking for a Band with a big and professional sound

for their 10 years celebration.

The Gruff Nuts fitted the bill easily with a wide variation of all types of music

to keep everybody happy.

Excellent band – I would recommend the Gruff Nuts to anybody

MPK Campbell

Chairman of Callington Rugby Club

Take me home homies Home