just take our word for it, see what our other people have
said about the Classic Nomad Disco & Light Show Experience.
A kind letter from Karen and Steve, who had their wedding and evening party at Down Hall, Essex on Saturday 22nd November 2008, where we provided all their sound systems and evening disco services.
A stunning venue like Down Hall needs a stunning disco set up. We blend in and you may just pick out our equipment in the top right of this picture (left) in the Selwin/Bridgeman Room. The picture below right shows the equipment ready to play for the evening party.
Dear Richard, Well, what can we say? Absolutely fabulous reception, made even better by your kind and attentive presence, always keeping everything working according to plan. Karen and I would like to thank you for tending to our every need and that of our friends and family on such a special day. The comments we received were all along the lines of “the best wedding we have ever been to, and so well organised”. We have to agree. You made all the wedding party calm and focused and without hesitation you came to our aid if we needed it. Always professional.
The after reception disco was something else and yet again the comments were “awesome” “Richard knows his crowd” and “brilliant”, to name a just a few. I have never seen so many people dancing, smiling and thoroughly enjoying themselves alongside ourselves. My legs ached for days afterwards.
Once again Richard, first class professional service, kind and attentive actions always with forethought, experience and humility made you the best there is. We would not doubt to recommend your services as Toastmaster or disco master (my new word) under any circumstances.
Thank you once again for a marvelous day. We hope to see you again in the future, that’s when we have returned to earth. We are still somewhat in the clouds. Kindest regards, Steve and Karen Clarke
A lovely thank you card from Sarah and Steve, who were married at Gaynes Park, Near Epping, Essex on Friday 3rd October 2008 and had their wedding breakfast and evening party there.
Dear Richard, We wanted to thank you for the excellent music you provided for our wedding on Fri 3rd October last year. Thank you also for lending a hand with whatever else was needed on the day (fixing button holes etc) and generally helping to ease any nerves we may have been feeling up to the big day! We would recommend you to anyone we knew looking for a dj. Thank you again & best wishes, Sarah & Steve
Excellent photography by Dave Court at Court on Camera, who is always fantastic to work with and takes stunning wedding photos. Thank you Dave
A kind card from Louise and John, who had their wedding breakfast and evening party at Furze Hill, Margaretting, Chelmsford, Essex on Saturday 27th September 2008, where we provided music, a P.A system, sound system and evening disco.
Dear Richard, Just to say a big thank you for all your help & kindness on our Wedding Day. You made our day very special & relaxed. You knew what to do and when. Thank you very much. Best wishes Love Louise and John
A kind letter from Paula and Robin, who had their wedding breakfast and evening party at Ye Olde Plough House, Bulphan, Essex on Friday 26th September 2008, where we provided music for the wedding breakfast and evening party.
Dear Richard, Thank you for all that you did for us on our Wedding Day. So, where do we begin? Well as luck would have it, I stumbled across your details on the 'Guides for Brides' web site. I completed the online enquiry form and within half an hour you called. On speaking with you, we struck up a rapport immediately and you agreed to send some details through to Rob and I. At the time, I remember you saying to me - 'I'm not cheap' but in all honesty when you quoted your fees it wasn't too off the mark of the figure we had in mind. And let's be honest Richard, you only get what you pay for!
And we certainly got the full package from you. Rob and I loved meeting with you prior to the wedding to discuss the type of music we liked and wanted played on the day and we loved the fact that we conjured up a couple of 'surprises' for our guests with you. Our 'entrance' to the Rocky theme prior to the wedding breakfast went down an absolute storm with our family and friends - so much so, that there was comments in our 'Guest Book'. I have to admit, as our Toastmaster Ted was announcing us, Rob and I were killing ourselves laughing because we knew what was about to happen - it was just so much fun. Our other 'piece de resistance' was the confetti cannon that was let off at the beginning of our 'first dance'. It completely took everyone by surprise.
You put so much thought and effort in to everything that you do Richard - from matching the materials that cover your rigging to our individual colour scheme, to the fantastic light projection behind your decks (you would not believe how many of our friends just took pictures of that!!) and so much more. As the bride, I made sure before I left home that I had a packet of pocket size tissues in my hand bag for any emotional outburst there might have been on the big day. You too had anticipated an emotional bride and just before the speeches were about to begin, you came up to me and handed over a packet of tissues - I had very cleverly left my bag with my sister-in-law so my pack was sitting across the room!! You were a life saver.
From beginning to end, Rob and I had the most amazing day of our lives but it passes so very very quickly. If we could do it all over again, we would jump at the chance and would definitely have you DJ'ing for us.
We have received so many compliments from our friends and family - "it was the best wedding that we have ever been to", "so much organisation really paid off", "the DJ was brilliant" to name but a few. They all love a party, but it was amazing to see so many happy, smiling faces dancing their socks off all night. I know I didn't sit down once!!
You truly run a professional business Richard, and offer a first class service. Both Rob and I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone - the only stipulation we would make is we would at least want an invite!!
We cannot thank you enough for all that you did and hope our paths cross again some day. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas, and a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year. With warm regards Paula and Robin.
A kind card from Aman and Liz, who had their civil wedding, wedding breakfast and evening party at Layer Marney Tower, Essex on Saturday 29th August 2008, where we provided music for the wedding ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening party.
Dear Richard, We would like to thank you for all your help on and before our fantastic Wedding Day. Of course your music was fantastic and got the party flowing. But in addition we wanted to thank you for all the "added extras" earlier in the day. You helped the day run smoothly and calmed Aman's nerves. You presence was crucial in making our day perfect. That's priceless.. Thank you once again. Love Liz and Aman
A kind letter from Tracey and David, who had their wedding, wedding breakfast and evening party at Layer Marney Tower, Essex on Friday 15th August 2008, where we provided music for their civil ceremony and wedding breakfast, a P.A system, sound system and evening disco. Dear Richard, We just wanted to say a big Thank You for all your hard work on our wedding day. You helped to create a perfect atmosphere with the music you played during the wedding breakfast and disco in the evening. So many people have commented on the choice of music. There were lots of sore feet the next day! Everyone had a great time. One of my favourite moments of the day, was walking into the wedding breakfast, with It Must Be Love playing and everyone clapping and cheering - what an amazing entrance. The confetti cannon was another wonderful surprise, it looked fantastic in the photos and the children loved it. We had an amazing day - thank you for all your support and for being part of our day. Yours sincerely Tracey and David
A kind letter from Joanne and Jonathan, who had their wedding, wedding breakfast and evening party at Layer Marney Tower, Essex on Thursday 7th August 2008, where we provided music for their civil ceremony and wedding breakfast, a P.A system, sound system and evening disco. Dear Richard, We are writing to Thank You for creating the right atmosphere for our wedding. The music for the Corsellis Room was perfect - we have since walked into two shops and they started playing Pachwlbel - Canon in D! Our first dance will always be a treasured moment and the disco had everyone dancing. It was enjoyed by all! Thank you once again, Joanne and Jonathan
A kind card from Mia and Hunts, who had their wedding blessing, wedding breakfast and evening party at Hylands House, Chelmsford, Essex on Saturday 14th June 2008, where we provided music for their blessing, wedding breakfast and evening disco party. Dear Richard, We would like to write to thank you so much for all your help on our Wedding Day. When we hired you, we thought we were hiring a DJ but you are so much more! Your tips for the day and experience really made our day fantastic and you really calmed the nerves brilliantly. You were wonderful and adaptable to all our requests - strange as they may have been. We will recommend you to all our friends. Thanks Hunts and Mia
Yes the picture above right is a rodeo sheep!!!!
The pictures above should make it clear that you can have a fantastic party at Hylands House with the right guests and the right DJ and especially the right bride and bridegroom. Mia and Hunts, your choice of music was spot on for a stunning party and Mia you certainly know how to entertain.
Paul and Lucie, whose wedding at Hylands House, Chelmsford, Essex we worked at on Friday 23rd May 2008, providing music and sound systems for the civil ceremony, wedding breakfast and the evening party. The text message reads as follows "Hi Richard, Lucie and I just wanted to say thank you for everything that you did for us yesterday. It was a brilliant day that our families will be talking about for years to come. We'll be in touch when we get back from our honeymoon. x
These thank you details are from Tony & Louise's wedding, wedding breakfast and evening party at Channels Golf Club, near Chelmsford, Essex on Friday 14th March 2008 and there was a power cut in the area, but we carry a battery backed up system which runs with an excellent quality sound, (made by BOSE, so it would do). Tony and I would like to say a huge thank you for all that you did for us on our wedding day. You were a life saver with the music especially during the power cuts. Without your professionalism and equipment we would have had a very different ceremony and evening reception. We thank you for playing our music for the ceremony, this made it even more special for us. We really enjoyed ourselves and all our guests said they had a great time and that is down to you and your disco. Many thanks Tony and Louise
Andy & Victoria's wedding at Channels on 10th November 2007 and thank you letter and pictures shown to left and right and below.
THANK YOU - THE NOMAD ROCKS! Richard, Thanks alot for the excellent Disco on the 10th November! You really made our wedding go off with a bang. The music was brilliant and the lighting really set off Channels to its best. We have had nothing but good reports from all of our friends and everyone really enjoyed themselves. I have never seen so many people dancing at a wedding before. If you need any references then please let us know Andy and Victoria xxx.
Louisa and Ian at Channels Golf Club, near Chelmsford, Essex on 13th October 2007. Look at Ian's face - true love and total amazement and a lovely letter from the happy couple which reads as follows;-
"Basically, we just wanted to say how thankful we are to you for not only helping us and giving us advice for the last year, but also for being such a fantastic part of our wedding day. I can honestly say (and I know I’m biased) it was the most incredible party I have ever been a part of, the music was absolutely spot on and nearly everyone was up and dancing, even Ian’s Gran!!!
The confetti canons which went off during our first dance were magical and also made for some lovely photographs.
However, the icing on the cake had to be the inflatable guitars which you threw out during the night, everyone thought it was brilliant, made dancing to Queen so much more interesting.
Richard, we are genuinely so grateful to you and the boys for making our whole day run so smoothly, it really would not have been the same with anyone else. Your generosity from day one has been outstanding, we truly thank you. We would highly recommend you to everyone, and please do not hesitate to call upon us for a reference should you ever need one. With our sincere gratitude and Best Wishes Louisa and Ian"
Wedding and reception at Layer Marney Tower, near Colchester, Essex on Friday 28th September 2007 with a letter from Charlotte and Nick
'Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding at Layer Marney Tower the happiest day of our lives. We couldn't have done it without you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! You kept our guests on the dance floor all night, something we did not think was possible! We had such a fun and amazing day, we hope you did too. Once again thank you!!'
These pictures are courtesy of Pengelly Photography
Tel: 01787 377 503 www.pengelly-photography.co.uk Thank you Kevin and Sabrina
Jodie & Matt's wedding at Vaulty Manor on Friday 17th August 2007 and an e-mail which reads as follows - Hi Richard, hope you are well. Got back from our honeymoon Sunday night, had a great 2 weeks. Just wanted to drop you a line to say thanks for your efforts on our wedding day. It really helped to have you there to talk to, it made me feel everything was under control and that calmed me down a lot. During the day you were exceptionally helpful & polite, many of our friends and family commented on this, Thank you. The evening was fantastic throughout, although our personal highlight was the impromptu ''rave section'' in the middle of the evening, we spent the next evening with all our close friends and family before we went away and they were all asking if we had arranged this with you. We of course said NO, but we loved it, so did everyone else judging by the dance moves we saw being displayed for all to see. Genius - is this the norm for you or did you pick up the vibe and know we would all love it? Either way it doesn't matter, it went down a storm, it will be one of our lasting memories for sure!! Anyway, like I said, THANKS. Jodie, Matt & Livvy
Leanne & Brad's wedding at Stock Brook Golf & Country Club on Saturday 25th August 2007 and I have just had an e-mail in from Leanne's parents - Dear Richard, Just a quick email to thank for all your hard work on Saturday to make Leanne & Brad's wedding run so smoothly. Nothing seemed too much trouble for you and everyone commented on how wonderful the day was. I know Leanne and Brad will send photo's and a formal testimonial for you after they return from Honeymoon. Thank you once again. Lynne & Kenny
There is a showreel of this wedding at this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEph84rT1L4 This showreel was filmed by Essex Films at Stock Brook Manor, Essex for Classic Nomad Disco and Light Show experience/Richard Palmer on Broadcast Hi-DEFINITION Widescreen Camera. For the ultimate wedding film in Standard or Hi-Definition contact Philip Beasley at http//www.essexfilms.co.uk or on FREEPHONE 0800 389 8730 Thank you Phil for your never ending kindness and consideration. We really appreciate the DVD's that you have helped us with and the excellent job that you do.
Rob and Sam's wedding at Gaynes Park on Friday 27th July 2007. Their letter reads as follows - Dear Richard, Thank you so much for all your help on our wedding day. You really did so much extra for us to ensure that everything ran smoothly. We had the most amazing day, and I think its fair to say that everyone loved the party. I hope it wasn't too rowdy! We'll certainly recommend you to our friends in the future for any weddings or parties. Thanks again and many best wishes Sam and Rob
These pictures are to show that if you have enough of the right music and the talent to put it together, you can even get the guests to climb the walls!
Steve and Fiona's wedding at Vaulty Manor and I wish to thank them for choosing me to look after them on their wedding day, (I am writing this update on Friday 24th August 2007). Thank you to all of the wedding guests for such a wonderful party. I took this picture laying down in the middle of the dance floor! I have just received an E-Mail from Steve and Fiona. Just a couple of lines from Fiona and I to express our thanks for helping to make our day "a day to remember." From a personal point of view, I found your approach and professionalism top notch. Your knowledge and expertise in the minute to minute running of events helped greatly to the smooth running of our day. From feedback we've received thus far, everybody enjoyed the disco and I was most impressed how your rig blended in with the barn's decor. Once again Richard, thank you. Steve and Fiona.
We absolutely love our work and love to look after our clients. We are proud of the comments that we keep getting about the quality of our services. We will only put the comments that we get in writing, on this web site, so that if you want to view them, please give us a call and come over and meet us. We are proud of the work that we do for our clients, and what they say about us.
Thank you to all our clients for choosing us to look after you and for letting us be a part of your special occasion.
More about what our clients say about us
We would like to say a big thank you to all of our clients that have taken the time to write and thank us. Thank you for all your very kind comments.
Leanne and Mark's Wedding Reception Park Inn Hotel 30th June 2007. ' Words cannot describe how grateful we are for all that you did for us leading up to our wedding and on the day. You kept all our guests entertained all day with your great humour and then in the evening with your huge collection of music (It was like HMV!) the dance floor was never empty!
Everyone commented on how wonderful you are and some even said they want you in the future for their weddings. Thank you for everything you have done for us.' Leanne and Marc
A birthday party for Lynda 25th May 2007
After the celebration becomes a kaleidoscope of memories and sounds, one element stands out- The sight and sounds of Classic Nomad!
'Lynda and I would like to thank you and your team for a tremendous show at our 60th birthday bash at Hylands House last Friday 25th May. Your choice of music was superb and blended perfectly with the atmosphere in each room. To this add your discreet management of the guests, meant that Lynda and I could relax and mingle with our guests knowing that you were quietly keeping an experienced eye on all of the needs of our guests.
Then the disco. Your skill and smooth professionalism as a DJ was only surpassed by your collection of music which had all the guests amazed! We have never seen our friends dance so much or so enthusiastically. A big thank you again Richard for your help and advice and your enthusiastic extra input you gave in managing the evening, which made our enjoyment so much more appreciated. Watch out for our booking of Lynda's seventieth.
Our very grateful thanks and regards.' Nigel and Lynda
23rd March 2007
'We would like to say thank you for all your help and advice leading up to our wedding day and of course everything that you did on the day. As our DJ we thoroughly enjoyed the music and were dancing until the close. It was a fantastic day and wouldn't have been the same without you. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend you for family or friends.'
Sarah and David
18th February 2007 Dear Richard: 'I just want to say a huge thank you for all your help with this year’s Cambridge University Jewish Society Ball.
You came highly recommended and did not disappoint us. It was a pleasure working with you before and during the event. You and your team made that extra effort to ensure that the night was a success. It was the little details, in particular dressing up as a ringmaster to fit in with the theme of the evening, which helped add that extra special touch to the event. I would have no hesitations about using you for any future events.
Many thanks for all your hard work and effort.'
Cambridge University Jewish Society Ball President 2007
27th January 2007
'Just a note to thank you very much for your time, care and attention. Your assistance was greatly appreciated by Sarah and I at every stage of our wedding. Your enthusiasm and professionalism made our day easier to enjoy and all the more special. I will certainly be recommending your services to any of my friends or colleagues looking for a DJ or Toastmaster.
All the best and kind thanks'
Adam and Sarah
18th December 2006 - Layer Marney Tower, Near Colchester, Essex, UK
'We wanted to pass on our sincere thanks to you for helping to make our wedding day the most special and perfect ever. You went to a lot of trouble to make sure the music, lighting and smoke machines(!) were just as we wanted them to be and we really appreciate your efforts.
The day went just how we wanted and we are grateful for your contribution, in particular the Harry Potter music to the fireworks which exceeded our expectations and made the fireworks even more spectacular and magical.
Thanks again. We would have no hesitation in recommending you.'
Richard and Sonia
We received a thank you card saying "Thank you for your contribution to making our special day absolutely unforgettable. You absolutely made our night. Thank you once again and we wish you every success for your future nights (especially at Gaynes Park)
Our very best wishes, Giles and Amelia.
18th October 2006
'Thank you so much for your help at the wedding - your support in helping run things smoothly really took the stress out of the day. Everyone enjoyed the dancing. Thanks'
Amudha and Chris
Stock Brook Golf & Country Club Rosewood Suite Sunday 23rd July 2006
16th October 2006
'Thank you so much for providing us with such brilliant music from the moment our guests arrived to the moment they left. You were fantastic and we have had so many compliments about you.
We had the most perfect and amazing wedding day which we will remember forever.
Thank you for helping to make our day so very, very special.With love' Melissa and Jason
Vaulty Manor 20th August 2006
20th September 2006
'Thank you, so very much for all that you did in helping to make Helen and Shahram's wedding day so perfect.
We were all so pleased with how smoothly everything went and at what pace the events of the day unfolded, mostly thanks to you.
You did an excellent job in the evening as our DJ, the disco was exceptionally good. Many thanks once again. 'Patricia and Graham (Helen's parents) The Talbooth-16th September 2006
And from Helen and Shahram'Thank you so very much for making our wedding day so perfect. '
16th September 2006.
We thought we would say a MASSIVE thank you for making our day the best day of our lives.
We know it sounds a bit soppy but you (and also your colleague) made everyone very relaxed and happy and it was an absolute pleasure for you to be at our wedding!!!!
Everyone commented on your music and how brilliant it was. The music you played was fantastic - everyone was up dancing - I think quite a few people didn't get a chance to sit down! When looking at the pictures in the evening of the wedding everyone looks like they are having a fantastic time and that's all we really wanted - for everyone to have a memorable and happy day!!!
Once again thank you so much for being our DJ!!!!!'
Mark and Sonya Stock Brook Golf and Country Club 19th August 2006
1st September 2006
'Thank you very much for doing the music for us. You put on a fabulous show.
The decoration was brilliant to fit in with our theme perfectly. The whole set up looked beautiful and could not have been better in any way. The lights looked stunning with all the different colours and effects.
Everyone I spoke to afterwards said the music was wonderful. The music which we had chosen worked really well I thought. Everyone commented on how varied the selection was, and I am very grateful to you for managing to judge which songs to play depending who was on the floor. It has to be said that your selection of music was enormous, it is hard to believe that there is any song you could not have played. Once again thank you so much for providing such marvelous entertainment and for ensuring that, that part of the evening went smoothly. Thank you'
Alice Layer Marney Tower 30th August 2006
20th August 2006
'We can not believe that our wedding day was over a month ago. The wonderful memories we hold make it feel like yesterday.
We just wanted to write and thank you for being our DJ at our wedding, we both had a truly amazing day and you ensured that we enjoyed every second of it.
The whole day was just perfect, and it was all superbly managed by you. Your professionalism and personality were outstanding and you made both us and our guests feel comfortable and relaxed.
The evening disco was the best that we have ever seen at a wedding, the library of music that Classic Nomad has and the rig set up was fantastic and we have been told by our guests that all music requests were met.
Once again we would like to thank you for making our special day an unforgettable experience. We wish you every success for the future and would not hesitate to recommend your services.'
Paul and Donna Western Braxted Park 15th July 2006
Here is a letter that we received from one of our favourite charities.
It is not untypical of the thank you letters that we receive. If there
is any way that you would like to support the Farleigh Hospice, please
talk to us. They are our main local charity that we support and we
feel very humbled by the work that they do and the amount of time
and work that the volunteers put in. This is only a small contribution compared to their efforts.
You can download a collection of customer letters as an Acrobat
PDF file (4.3Mb filesize) by clicking
We've also included a transcript of one letter below:
" Dear Richard and team,
I just wanted to drop you a few lines to say a very big THANK
YOU to you for all you hard work at the Mayor's charity dinner
dance last Friday.
You and your staff really did go 'above and beyond' the call
of duty. We really are very grateful. We have received a lot
of very positive feedback from the guests saying how much
they enjoyed the evening and this wouldn't have been possible
without you and your team.
Once again many, many thanks for all your help in making
Friday night go so well."
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