Meet The Band
The following is a selection of testimonials and comments received in writing from a cross section of people involved with previous Pop Pickers gigs, mainly private event bookers, club Social Secretaries and members of the audience.

 

You are a brilliant group, who know just how to get a party started. Long may you reign. Take care all of you. With best wishes to you all.

Julie - Private party organizer - August 18

A brilliant group. You’ll never be disappointed with them. Can't wait to see you all in December.

Julie - Private party organizer - August 18

Just had to say a big big thank you for playing at my 70th Birthday Party on Friday night. You are simply the best group! I have had so many comments about the music and how much everyone enjoyed the night. So now we are all planning for December when we can all come down and all enjoy another brilliant night with all our fancy dress for Christmas, which I'm looking forward to already, and I'm sure everyone else is to. Keep up the good work! Love to you all.

Julie - Private party organizer - August 18

Congratulations on your achievements. Proves how popular you all are. You certainly made our private party a huge success, thanks again Guys. Happy New Year. See you very soon.

Alan - Private party organizer - November 18

 

You guys will never have a problem satisfying the punters, you’re simply the best.

Alan - Private party organizer - November 18

Fab evening my mate is so happy to come and see your gigs.

Member of the audience - November 18

 

Thanks guys for some great nights during 2018. A special THANK YOU for our own gig in November.

Alan - Private party organizer  - December 18
 

Merry Christmas. Thank you for the great entertainment you bring to venues. See you New Years Eve.

Anita - Function organizer at community association - December 18

Last night was our 1st meeting since our Dinner/Dance. All the feedback has been excellent. I just wanted to pass on to you that our membership was very impressed and that you are on the list of those we would like again. The bands flexibility and attitude were clearly visible. We were all well pleased.

David Eves - Function organizer for charity group - January 18

 

Good Afternoon. Just a very big thank you for last night’s fantastic entertainment. Everyone had a good evening. Hopefully you may get some bookings as a result. We hopefully can organise a further evening in the future. Wishing yourself and band members a very merry Christmas and New Year.

Function organizer for military association - December 18

As usual you were great last night. Was speaking to a member on Friday and told him if he wanted you guys for his party he would need to book you ASAP. Everyone has been asking when you’re back at the club, so I think it will be a good turn out for the next one.

Club Entertainment Secretary - June 18

You were great Saturday night at Julie's party. You said you would do me a CD of your group. My name and address is ????

Prospective private party organizer - January 19

 

Great night and everyone enjoyed the music from The Pop Pickers. Thanks xx

Private party organizer - January 19

Wow what a great night I have had. Thanks to everyone who has made it special my girls and their families, my family and all my lovely friends and my wonderful fiancé. I've been very spoilt over the last three days. I love you all. Thank you to The Pop Pickers for a great night of music and thanks Ron Gear for singing with me xx.

Private part organizer - January 19

Superb entertainment and great sound. I will never forget your gig at the Red Lion, Stubbington, on the day I was released from six weeks in hospital. Sang my heart out to all those well known songs, a great night. Thanks.

Mark - Member of the audience - February 2019

Once again brilliant night thank you.

Member of the audience - February 2019

Great turn out last night for the Pop Pickers. A great band and everyone had a brilliant time. Always happy to see them at our club.

Club Entertainment Secretary - March 2019

At the WPM Club singing along to the Pop Pickers. Excellent evening and great band. Brilliant night, well done.

Member of the audience - March 2019

Thank you all for a fantastic night last night. Great music and fantastic atmosphere. 
It was good to meet you all and look forward to seeing you on your return on the 23 November.

Club Manager - March 2019

Enjoyed you all. The music was great. All the songs we know and love. If you are still around in 2 years I will have you for my 70th.

Member of the audience - April 2019

Brilliant time had by everyone. I have put some videos on to show. Thanks again chaps.

Club Entertainment Secretary - April 2019

 

We had a fantastic night. Looking forward to the next time.

Member of the audience - April 2019

A really fabulous group. Enjoyed their singing at the Legion. Hope to see them again soon.

Member of the audience - April 2019

Great job last night - thanks. Feedback today is you lads made it one of the best evenings we have had to date. We will not be back in Pompey until 2021, hopefully we will be able to book you then. Best wishes.

Mike - Private event organiser for large Naval Association - May 2019

Such a fab night you guys are the best x.

Member of the audience - June 2019

Brilliant night loved the songs x.

Member of the audience - June 2019

Enjoyable evening as always.

Member of the audience - June 2019

Fantastic night with The Pop Pickers.

Club Entertainment Secretary - June 2019

Brilliant night as always when are you coming back?

Member of the audience - June 2019

Received lots of good comments?

Club Entertainment Secretary - June 2019

Great band. Thoroughly recommended?

Private event organiser - June 2019

Great band. Great music?

Private event organiser - June 2019

Brilliant Band, sound fantastic. Brilliant range of songs. Saw them at Romsey Legion

Member of the audience - July 2019

Great to hear the classic songs being sung. Great band.

Member of the audience - July 2019

Yes a great night and fantastic company xx.

Member of the audience - August 2019

Great evening again, thank you.

Member of the audience - August 2019

Great company, great night xx.

Member of the audience - August 2019

Another great night.

Member of the audience - August 2019

Good night had by all. Brill feedback from our members so see you guys next year.

Club Entertainment Secretary - August 2019

We had a great evening singing along. Knew most of the words looking forward to their next visit.

Member of the audience - August 2019

Great night. Thank you.

Member of the audience - August 2019

 

You were brilliant xx.

Member of the audience - August 2019

Have you ever seen these guys? Good evening out if you haven't.

Member of the audience - August 2019

The group were brilliant, lots of members agreed. Must book them again Dave. They are booked for next year only the best at our club.

Dave - Member of the audience and Entertainment Manager from Social Club - September 2019

Awesome evening again. The Pop Pickers - well done.

Member of the audience - September 2019

Well done to you, what a brilliant show you all put on last night at the Iona club. You were brilliant. You get better and better each time we see you - 5 stars 10/10.

Member of the audience - November 2019

 

It was a fantastic night at the Iona Club. Thank you xxx

Member of the audience - November 2019

At the Iona Club waiting for the best pop band in Gosport to play. We are in for a brilliant night.

Member of the audience - November 2019

Very many thanks Ian for another fabulous evening's entertainment at our Ladies Night in HMS Excellent. I know I speak for all our members of the Solent Division HMS Ganges Association. Thank you once again.

Bob - Royal Navy Association Event organiser - December 2019

Had such a great night....thanks to you and the boys....

Entertainment Manager from Social Club - December 2019

Thanks for a very entertaining evening. Finally, I managed to get along to see you play. The wife and I had a really good evening. You lot are a very entertaining band. It was a pleasure to finally meet you.

Member of the audience - January 2020

Another great evening.

Member of the audience - January 2020

 

Saw them again last night and still think they are brilliant.

Member of the audience - January 2020

Thanks guys brilliant night as always. Superb fun nostalgic evening.

Member of the audience - February 2020

Was a fantastic night. Hope you return soon.

Member of the audience - February 2020

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Thanks for a fantastic evening guys, everyone thought you were fantastic. Angie xx

Angie (Private birthday party host) - August 2021

Absolutely brilliant night. Loved all the songs and thank you for letting me sing with you. Look forward to seeing you all again x

Diane (Oakdale Conservative Club) - September 2021

Had a fantastic night seeing you all here tonight. You sounded great. Look forward to seeing you again. Xx

Jane (Windsor Castle Pub) - September 2021

Thanks for another Fab night at the Windsor Castle pub xx

Angie (Windsor Castle Pub) - September 2021

Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves; a great evening

Diane (Windsor Castle Pub) - September 2021

Thankyou The Pop Pickers for another wonderful night of fabulous music, dance & fun.

Susan (Thorngate Hall Members Bar) - September 2021

Thanks Guys for a fantastic evening at the Thorngate Members Bar. Hope you will be back soon xx.

Angie (Thorngate Hall Members Bar) - September 2021

Yes what a fantastic night. Well done Sarah And your team. Looking forward to seeing The Pop Pickers again.

Angie (Thorngate Hall Members Bar) - September 2021

So good at the Windsor Castle, we just had to pop in to the Thorngate Hall Members Bar. Glad we did

Mark (Thorngate Hall Members Bar) - September 2021

Thanks for a great evening. Excellent band and good fun was had by all. Look forward to the next one.

Rob (Thorngate Hall Members Bar) - September 2021

Yes it was a great evening. Hope you will be back soon at The Club so we can have another brilliant night. Thanks Pop Pickers and all those that came along.

Angie (Thorngate Hall Members Bar) - September 2021

What an awesome band. You really did good this time Jean Smith . Can we have them again please xx.

Alison (Woolston Social Club) - September 2021

Contact me to book you again please ASAP. I’ve heard nothing but fantastic feed back from members - Jean.

Jean (Social Sec' - Woolston Social Club) - September 2021

Thank you all for a fantastic evening. It was a brilliant night last night and definitely would like to get you booked in for next year. Also if possible maybe book you for NYE 2023.

Rianna Louise (Social Sec' - Knaphill WMC) - October 2021

A brilliant night. Thank you.

Jane (Knaphill WMC) - October 2021

A great night.

Ann-Marie (Knaphill WMC) - October 2021

We've enjoyed your music so much, hope to see you soon many thanks. 

Catherine (Knaphill WMC) - October 2021

It was an awesome night with awesome music. Thank you.

Claire (Knaphill WMC) - October 2021

Thankyou so much for last night. Your set was amazing and we all loved dancing. Can’t wait to see you all again x

Vicky (The Bugle) - December 2021

You guys were AMAZING. You entertained us from the very first song. Thankyou SOOOO MUCH For a brilliant night.

Mitzi (The Bugle) - December 2021

Thank you for a great night last night at Parkstone trade and labour club. You were brilliant as usual. Merry Christmas  to you all. 

Tarina (Parkstone Trades and Labour Club) - December 2021

Super fun last night at the Legion. Great music thanks to The Pop Pickers. Danced all night including with my son and both grandsons, a rare event. It was an excellent night. Well organised and everyone was having fun. Thank you to all those who made it a good evening.

Edra (Hayling Island Royal British Legion) - December 2021

Thanks for a great time great music.

Jennifer (Hayling Island Royal British Legion) - December 2021

Fantastic night. The Music from The Pop Pickers was Fab and the buffet was scrumptious. I didn't do any dancing (just had stroke) but my wife really had a blast boogieing with some of the ladies on the dance floor, thank you girls.

Chris (Hayling Island Royal British Legion) - December 2021

The club has had so many positive responses to our New Years Eve party with The Pop Pickers which we thank you all for and we are pleased to announce that they will return later on in the year.

Martin (Secretary - Hayling Island Royal British Legion) - December 2021

Was great to have you guys back. Great evening. Thanks.

Peter (Entertainment Secretary - Witterings Royal British Legion) - January 2022

Thankyou for such a good night and all the songs we could dance too! Will see you Friday in Botley too! 

Vickey (Strawberry Field Tavern) - February 2022

You guys were bloody brilliant last night. Can't wait to see you next Friday in Botley.

Mitzi (Strawberry Field Tavern) - February 2022

Thanks for another awesome night of entertainment guys. Looking forward to seeing you all next week in Park Gate

Mitzi (Bugle Inn) - February 2022

You were fantastic. Enjoyed the music. You’re brilliant. Thank you so much, they loved you.

Jean (Entertainment Secretary - Woolston Social Club) - February 2022

You were fantastic. Enjoyed the music - thank you.

Jacqui (Woolston Social Club) - February 2022

It was the best evening by far. You and your band really kept the music flowing for us oldies. It was the best of times and music. It would be great to do it all again. I definitely would love that. Who knows a few more of us will be 80 soon.

Peter (Birthday Party Organiser) - March 2022

Thank you for making our evening go with a swing. The music was fantastic and everyone enjoyed the dancing.

Sarah (Dinner Dance Function Organiser) - March 2022

It was a brilliant evening, also brilliant feedback from all that was there. Look forward to welcoming you back.

David (Entertainment Secretary - Andover Central Club) - April 2022

Great night as usual. Hope to see u later in the year. Have a great Easter x

Tarina (Talbot Rise Club) - April 2022

Everyone really enjoyed it, will look to book again at some point. I will find an excuse!. Thanks again - Darren and Family.

Darren (Celebration of Life organiser) - April 2022

The Pop Pickers were just fabulous. I cannot thank Ian and the band enough for such a great evening of music. The party was held in a smaller room than the band was used to, but the sound levels were perfect. They were very accommodating with timings etc so that the evening ran smoothly. The song choices from the 50's and 60's, 70's was spot on, everyone was up on their feet and I am pleased to say my 80 year old Dad danced all night. 

Suzy (Birthday party organiser) - July 2022

Great group at Woolston Trades and Labour Club, had everyone up on their feet.

Jacque (Woolston Trades & Labour Club) - July 2022

Always a great evening at with The Pop Pickers at Nursling & Rownhams Social Club.

Mary (Nursling and Rownhams Social Club) - August 2022

It was a great evening with The Pop Pickers.

Mary (Nursling and Rownhams Social Club) - August 2022

Absolutely fab day great music x.

Elizabeth (Poole Centenary Hall & Club) - August 2022

Brilliant as usual. Me and Steve had a great time x.

Nicky (Poole Centenary Hall & Club) - August 2022

Packed house last night. Thank you The Pop Pickers.

Ron (Entertainment Secretary - Talbot Rise Club) - August 2022

Brilliant group. Great evening.

Jane (Talbot Rise Club) - August 2022

Great band last night. Good to see Talbot Rise Club that busy.

Karen (Talbot Rise Club) - August 2022

You were amazing as usual. Thank you for a great night.

Tarina (Talbot Rise Club) - August 2022

Thank you and the group for the great performance at Salisbury Rugby last month, everyone enjoyed it immensely. I am looking at options for 2023. Are you available one night between the 19-24 July? 

Andy (Rally Officer - Motor Caravanners Club) - August 2022

Fantastic night, all good reports. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Jean (Entertainment Secretary) - Woolston Social Club - September 2022

Thank you so much for Saturday it was a brilliant night and I had lots of great feedback. Thank you for confirming next year's date.

Rianna (Entertainment Secretary) - Knaphill WMC - September 2022

Absolutely fantastic band. If you're looking for a live band that play all the classics, then these are your guys. Thank you for a fantastic evening, everyone looked like they were enjoying themselves and the music! Brilliant!

Philippa (Event organiser) - Bowls Club - September 2022

Thank you again for a brilliant evening. We've had lots of fabulous comments back since Friday evening.

Philippa (Event organiser) - Bowls Club - September 2022

Great performance last night at the club. I have booked you in for an additional date in 2023.

Ken (Entertainment Secretary) - Fareham Social Club - October 2023