What they say about the Singing Chef…
“Everyone was wondering who the funny waiter was but nothing prepared us for the surprise when you sang. Simply marvellous. Not just funny but quality singing as well”.
“The best word of praise I can share with you is to highly recommend him. You will not be disappointed”
— Mechelle Lawrence Adams – Executive Director, Mission San Juan Capistrano, California
Just want to drop a note to say a huge thank you to you, Marco, for the wonderful show you put on at our wedding recently (Dec 2012). Everyone was raving about how good you were on the night and I still have guests contacting me to say how much they enjoyed your singing. Im so glad I took your advice about the timing of the performance, it came at just the right interval and gave everyone in the room a lift. Thanks again, I will have no hesitation in highly recommending you (in fact I think you have at least 2 bookings coming directly from our event!) Thanks again, Aine & Ronan
"Bonjour Monsieur le Chef! My phone line is still resounding with calls from the captivated guests at Hayfield Manor on Thursday last. They were absolutely enthralled with your dramatic entrance, your excellent singing and your vibrant personality. You are really so gifted with your charm and charisma. I believe you were even propositioned by an octogenarian!! Thank you so much for such a wonderful performance."
So you know how it’s a long oul day and guests are starting to flag a little by the end of the meal...not a bit of it if you’ve hired the jaw droppingly brilliant Marco and mates! Singers for Hire were the only wee secret we kept up our sleeves on our big day. We didn’t even tell our best man and so when the ‘Chef’ came out and started telling my wonderful groom off for not finishing his mash potatoes my bridesmaids had to look away for fear they were going to embarrass themselves with laughing at the audacity of such an opinionated cook. A very short while later the singing began and the look on our guests faces around the room was something neither of us will ever forget. Everyone was immediately up for it and the entire room of 156 guests young and old were soon waving their napkins and singing ‘just one cornetto’ then congo-ing round the room behind Marco’s rousing lead. It was truly amazing and got everyone completely in the mood for the speeches and party. If you’re wondering about whether these guys are worth the money or good enough, wonder no more! They couldn’t have done enough for us, were a joy to deal with from day 1 and are some of the best entertainers I’ve ever come across in my arts career. Thank you Singers for Hire for adding the wow to our wedding. You rock! Emma and Rob. Married NYE 2012 at Markree Castle, Sligo.
Thank you so much.
Dear Marco, We wanted to drop you a few lines to thank you for your fantastic singing performance at our wedding breakfast on 23rd June at Tylney Hall Hotel. Kevin for certain will forever remember you standing in the room, observing events in your waiter’s outfit with everyone enjoying themselves and none the wiser to your presence. From the moment you started, the room broke from the “quiet family celebration” we had told everyone to expect to the party we really desired – brilliant! We do hope we get to see you perform again. Just a huge thank you for making our day so memorable – we can’t thank you enough and thoroughly enjoyed your entire performance.
Our guests are still talking about your performance! Thanks again for contributing to our wonderful day 🙂
The day was fab, and the stories are growing legs at this stage.
We wanted to thank you for doing such a wonderful job at our wedding on the 17th of December last. The guests were so surprised and loved the performance. You created a brilliant atmosphere, and the party started from there! Thanks a lot, John and Irene
Hello there Riah and Nyle! Just wanted to say a massive thank you to Nyle for the amazing set he sang at our wedding on the 6th August. For me it was the hardest secret I've ever had to keep, but it was totally totally worth it! Jaws were dropping when he started singing, people were waving napkins above their heads, my new husband was able to impress everyone with his dubious musical talents playing the triangle, and the highlight - every single one of our guests got into a conga and made their way up to the top table and 'hi-fived' us, the parents and the priest sitting there! And this was all before dessert had been served! I have never laughed so much in all my life! We are currently going through the pro pictures (as the photographer was in on the act), and I have never seen a bunch of more smiling happy friends and family. Marco the singing chef stole the show, I also heard that he received many compliments on his culinary skills as well. It was absolutely amazing, such good craic and we were thrilled to have him sing for us on the day. Many thanks again, Paula and Phil x x
To Marco, our amazing singing waiter for our wedding on June 11th.... A huge thank you for an outstanding performance...you were a huge hit with the guests... People are still raving about it... No doubt further bookings will come your way as a result as were many soon to be married couples present! Thank you so much again! Truly was a highlight of the day !
Hi, Just wanted to thank you so much for orgainising Marco to sing at our wedding, it was brillant! it was an amazing experience and everybody loved him!! It was a nice surprise for me as well as I had kind of forgotten about him as the day was sooooo hectic haha. I would recommend him to everyone!!
— Lorraine Doherty, Cabra Castle
Thanks for making our wedding day so special..you were the talk of the town! Everyone thought you were amazing!!Thanks you once again. Kind Regards, Caroline
Thank you so much for making my sister and her hubbies day so special. It was a total surprise to them both as it was the guests, everyone is still talking about it. You are one of a kind and I am so glad I booked you as a surprise 4 them. You were worth every penny. Thanks again, Gemma xx
All our guests are still talking about the day and how they couldn’t fault a thing. They so enjoyed Nyle’s performance and couldn’t believe how I got him. We’re still meeting people and the first comment they make is about the singing waiters! And it was brill to have them straight after the meal as it woke everyone up and from there; they were on the dance floor all night! Thanks again for everything!
"I just wanted to get in touch to say a massive thank you for all your performances in Dublin. The feedback was brilliant and the client is extremely happy so thank you! I hope you enjoyed yourself also"
Andy Lemay - Our Kid Brother,
I can't thank you both enough for making our wedding day so special with 'Marco-the singing chef'. Our wedding took place last March in the Meyrick, Galway. The atmosphere created by Marco was unbelievable. People I never saw singing and dancing before, were up out of their seats waving their napkins! The room was alive with energy! Not only could Marco work the crowd but his singing ability was out of this world! It was was mother-in-law's idea to book Marco as she had seen him at a previous wedding. We did not know really what to expect but couldn't have been happier with the result!Everyone was talking about Marco for weeks after, it's what people remember! Thanks again for adding such a special part to our day.
I just wanted to get in touch and say a big thanks to Marco for last Wednesday 10th.
He was brilliant and everyone was talking about how much of a fantastic surprise he was! I will definitely be recommending him to others and hopefully I can use your services again another time.
Wow! Wow! Thank you so much. What can I say, an exceptional performance, that left me wanting to hear more of you. You were the highlight of our evening and I cannot praise you enough. Our guests we absolutely stunned by your performance and you have been the talk of our wedding ever since. I just wish I could relive it all again. Nyle we think you are absolutely amazing at what you do, Keep doing it, you are a natural born performer. The Hotel manager has never seen a performance like yours and they are grateful that you kept their staff in the mood too. They have informed both Paul and I that they are going to advertise you also. I wish you every success for the future, hopefully someday we can see you preform again
Blake was excellent and he made a great effort to get into character with the guests being totally fooled. He sang very well, we went to see Jose Carreras just after and I think Blake was better! Many thanks Zoe
Difficult to put into words how good your singers were. Everyone loved them and they were certainly the highlight of the day. ( and the nicest couple to talk too ). We will recommend " singers for hire " at every opportunity we get as they were simply amazing. Good luck to you all in the future Lots of love Keith & Philippa xxxxxx
Nyle, I just want to say a big thank you for making my wedding day so special, people are still talking about you, and for me to stand at the top table and look down at all my guests standing waving their napkins in the air was mind blowing, just what I wanted, and it was all down to you. Thanks again and I will certainly recommend you. Many many thanks again Elaine & Damien
"Just sending a quick 'Thank you' to Singers for Hire for singing at my wedding on Thursday in the Dunraven Arms Hotel. They were excellent and the highlight of my wedding. My guests were well impressed. Thank you again."
Hope you and the team are all well!! Just wanted to say a big thank you to Joe and Paula again for making Becky & Ty's wedding even more special. Everyone enjoyed them very much and are still talking about it. Their voices are superb!!
Just a quick email to say thank you for the good wishes and your great performance on the 25th!! It was absolutely fantastic and people are still talking about it. I believe a few people tried to book him afterwards! The chef was definitely a highlight of the day and he was so good we had to convince people that (a) he wasn’t the chef and (b) he wasn’t miming!!!
— Olivia and David
Hi Riah, I would love to thank you for Marco the singing Chefs performance on the 1st October at our wedding. He added immensely to the day and suprised everyone. We had so many suprises till that point that everyone really fell for the whole chef thanking everyone bit and I loved it. I will recommend to every friend I have. Thanks again Yvonne & Shane
We had a fantastic day. Everyone was raving about your performance, some people were still thinking that you actually were the hotel chef even after your performance. You really set the tone for the evening and did a superb job. Thank you so much Kind Regards, Andrea
“What can I say…… I can't sing it so I will say it. You were terrific. The talk of the company. Everyone remarked on your waiting abilities and charming skills…………. Then you sang...what a voice! You created such a stir. Everyone had a big surprise and were totally enchanted by your singing waiters performance. This truly was the highlight of the night. Thank you so much. We thoroughly enjoyed it and wish you continued success.”
Hi Nyle, Just a quick note to thank you so much for yours and Edel's amazing performances at our wedding on 11th February in Ballsbridge. The guests are still talking about you and most believe that it was the best part of the day. I hope to enjoy your act again sometime in the future! Best Regards, Rory
I want to thank you so very much for such a great performance. Everyone I spoke to was so impressed with the level of your voices and the original performance. It really was very special. I am sorry I was so hectic, thank you for making my life so easy!
Thank you so much for yesterday, it was a triumph. everyone thoroughly enjoyed the singing & the whole experience we are still on a high today.
"We wanted to thank you so much for singing at our wedding reception on 16th March 2010 in Tankardstown House. Your performance far exceeded our expectations and it was the talk of the night. So much fun with an incredible voice. Everybody loved you. Thanks again you made our reception very memorable."
Just a note to thank you so much for your wonderful performance at our wedding on Monday 3rd August in New Forest Tyrrellspass. Everyone absolutely loved it and are all still raving about it. With such a small wedding everyone got involved and it really added to the party atmosphere and celebrations. My 5 year old niece even said it was her most favourite thing about the whole wedding.....now that's a compliment!
Thanks again for providing top class entertainment, you helped make it a day which we will never forget. Wishing you continued success.
Thanks for the 2 wonderful singers. They went down great and everyone got involved.
Lifted the atmosphere and made a great night and great wedding
Thanks again to you all.
We just want to drop you a short note to express our thanks for a brilliant performance by the singers at our recent wedding in the Old Ground in Ennis. We had a great day and the singers made it that extra bit special. The best bit for us was watching the faces of the people who hadn’t a clue that this was going to happen. Mary’s mum thought the hotel had provided it as a service! Everyone to a person was raving about the 3 lads especially the girl Joan. One couple who attended the day run a local catering company and I believe they may have gotten a card from the lads. I hope they did and that you can end up working together. Please pass on our gratitude to all concerned and thanks again for your patience with me during the organisation of this.
A huge thank you for your excellent performance on our wedding day it was fantastic everybody said it made the meal !! We got the DVD yesterday and it was so good to see it all over again you really are brilliant and thanks so much for making our wedding day memorable we so enjoyed it as all of our guests.
"Just to let you know Joe and Polly were a huge success and we all loved them-there was a queue trying to get Polly's number! Thank you for all your efficiency and hope we will see you all in the future."
Just wanted to thank you for providing such a wonderful performance for us on Saturday, it was amazing and Vince loved it. All his fav opera pieces. My 3 yr old great nephew was in awe of the show and wanted to know why the lady chef wasn't there to sing to him at breakfast next morning ! Thank you again.
"Thank you so much for singing for my family on Sunday. I am sure you have been told many times but I will say it again - your voice is truly amazing. You moved everyone in the room to tears. I was so thrilled. Your performance made the day for my parents in law and will be a talking point in our family for many years to come. I really cannot express how much it meant to me personally that you sang. I thank you again, and wish you every success in the years to come."
I just wanted to email you to thank you so much for doing such a great performance at our wedding on 8th October. We and our guests enjoyed every minute, you're not only a very talented singer but a great comedian too! Your performance was the part of the day that we got most compliments and comments on, the guests all got such a surprise.We will be sure to recommend you to our friends. Please feel free to use this email as a testimonial. Thanks again!
I just wanted to send you a quick email to say a massive thanks to the singing waiters for Friday's performance. It certainly caused quite a stir and people are still sending me messages about how fanastic they were!!. They were wonderful and definitely got the crowd going. It was so surreal as I had never ever seen anything like that before. The two performers were superb!!! I will certainly be recommending you to anyone who wants that something special and unique for their special day. Once again many, many thanks for what you did on Friday - it certainly exceeded our expectations. Thanks again
Can you please pass on my thanks to the 3 singers on Friday night – they are very professional and as I am sure they will have noted themselves were well received. The napkins were flying and all giving their best voice.
Thanks again a pleasure to deal with you
“You were even funnier than I could have imagined! Our guests had no idea and then when you sang...! Words fail to express how incredible you are”.
I just wanted to thank you for the performance in Durrow on 18th Sept – it went down a bomb – I had never seen it before and didn’t know what to expect but it was fantastic. Please thank Joan also. I hope you get some more gigs from it. Couldn’t have asked for any more………
Oh my goodness!!! What can I say?! Wow! Wow!! Wow!!!.....and .....Thank you, thank you !!!Thank you!!!! You were truly brilliant and seriously got our party started. We owe you such thanks. Even Tristan's father was dancing as you sang 'New York, New York' (which set his 3 daughters off into tears because he hasn't dance since his wife died almost 3 years ago). Everyone has commented on how much fun you were and what a voice!!! And one even said yesterday 'amazing that Guyer's even have a singing chef and what fun for him to come out of the kitchen to sing for us" Haha! Really, we can't thank you enough for completing what was such a perfect day for us. You truly made it for us all. Thank you so very very much. Absolutely fantastic. All the very best of wishes Jo and Tristan
Thank you very much for singing at our wedding - all our guests are still talking about the fantastic singing chef. You were such a surprise and really got our party going. I've already recommended you to a number of engaged friends so hopefully we'll see you again!!
Just wanted to send a quick note to say a hugh Thank You for Marco on Saturday in Killashee. He was just wonderful. He surprised everyone & brought the room back to life after the main course was served (just in time). With his fantastic singing voice & interaction with the guest & perfect timing, by the end everyone was standing clapping & screaming for more. I cannot recommend him highly enough. I have already passed on the singers for hire website to friends that are getting married later this year & also next year so fingers crossed they will book him. Thanks again for the fantastic entertainment
Just wanted to send a quick email thanking Marco for making my sister and her husband's wedding day so memorable! Marco did an amazing job in entertaining us and all our guests at a time which was perfect. I would highly recommend Marco for a wedding or any other special occasion!
A Big Thank You for the amazing performance of the Singing Chef at our wedding in The Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny.
The chef really took our guest by surprise (some even commented that they thought it was a lovely touch that the chef came out from Kitchen to wish us well). From the moment he started singing he blew us all away and he really got the wedding party off to a great start.
Thanks again and continued success with your performance.
Niamh & Mick
“Thank you for a wonderful birthday surprise”
I would just like to say that the entertainment which you provided last night at our corporate night was outstanding. I have received many emails today all of which have complimented the entertainment. Once again thank you for making my evening a success.
Dear Nyle (Marco), Many thanks for a fantastic performance on Tuesday night. My mother was totally taken in and adored every minute. All our friends loved you and one or two have asked for your details. It really made the whole evening so special. Best wishes for the future.
Thanks again for performing at our wedding. You certainly broke the ice and made the crowd laugh and go mad... you certainly came across very, very well and we would hope to use you again at another big function.
Danny and I wanted to pass on our thanks for Marco's fantastic performance at our wedding on Friday 13th July. The performance was totally unexpected for all of our guests and it certainly received the reaction that we were hoping for! Many of the guests commented that they had never been to a wedding where they were standing singing on their chairs after the main course and it was without a doubt, a highlight of the day! It created an electric atmosphere for the remainder of the dinner and evening and we can't thank you enough!
— Mona Shaker, Brook Lodge
“Thank you for such wonderful entertainment. It was the best surprise ever!”.
We had a fantastic day. Everyone was raving about your preformance, some people were still thinking that you actually were the hotel chef even after your preformance. You really set the tone for the evening and did a superb job. Thank you so much Kind Regards, Andrea
My sincere thanks to you for providing such a wonderful night’s entertainment on Saturday in Tipperary Golf Club. The feedback is terrific and the compliments are flying since! You made it a night to remember, and as I said on the night, thank you for giving so generously of your wonderful talent and precious time. Tell Riah to enjoy the flowers!
Nyle and Riah - thank you for your great emails regarding the initial booking - Riah, you are lovely! Nyle - you are AMAZING! The set you did was out of this world and 3 weeks on our guests are still talking about you. This is just a quick thank you - expect a big email in the next day or two, plus some great photos! Heidi and James
I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say that Marco was brillant on the night of our wedding he really took our guests by surprise ( in a good way ) and really set the tone for the remainder of the evening. He went down a treat - that xmas jumper is just priceless...He was the talk of the wedding for days after so thanks again for making our day extra special. I will deff be recomending Marco to friends and family going forward.
It's hard to make your wedding different - to give people something new and unexpected. The Singing Chef is that something different and something special. Marco the singing chef was SUPERB - by far THE best decision I made in planning my wedding. The element of surprise is key, so don't tell anyone, just sit back and watch the delight on your guests' faces. Marco and his singing waitress companion had my guests out of their seats, swinging napkins above their heads, singing their heads off! They were BRILLIANT and worth every penny. Book the singing waiters and I guarantee your wedding will be the one everybody talks about for a long time to come.
You really were a fabulous addition to the wedding and seriously the talk of the wedding!!! So i know you will get the phone calls seeking you out from some of my mates who are getting married in the New Year! The surprise element was huge and the fact that just my Dad and I knew about it added to it! Eamonn loved being made a fool of - up with the triangle and he was in his element - so thank you thank you! The use of your PA system for the speeches was brillant - so a huge huge thank you for that! and indeed for doing all the music coming in! This side of things was so, so priceless as you need someone on technology when it comes to a marquee wedding!! But the main thing was - your performance! it was something else!! We loved the Sinatra and all the Italian favourites!!! Everyone was so excited - you made it so special and different - no regrets!!!! Money well spent! Thank you so much Lorraine and Eamxxxx
Hi, We just want to say a huge thank you to you for such an entertaining act at our wedding on 13th April. The look on our guests faces were priceless, we looked down the room and you could such fun being had by all, you got every one up on their feet and it set the tone for the rest of the night. Even the staff at the hotel were asking all about you guys and said how they had never had such entertainment there before for a wedding. Couldn't recommend you enough, and you were a pleasure to deal with.
Just a quick email to say thanks to Marco and his ex-wife for a wonderful performance at our wedding. Every one of our guests we have spoken to were blown away by the performance, as were we. The performance was truly amazing and for most of our guests it was the highlight of the day. It really was magical and we never imagined the performance could be as wonderful as it was or that the guests would enjoy it as much as they did. Young and old, male and female all loved every second of the performance. Thanks again for everything.
Thank you so much for the fantastic entertainment on the day - everyone was in shock and totally enjoyed your performance, mind you it was such a hard secret to keep, but thank you so much we really enjoyed ourselves.
— Maura & Anthony McLoughlin, Radisson Blu Hotel
Just a quick email to thank you for coming to our wedding on the 23rd October in Aherlow. I can't tell you how many people commented on how much fun they had with you - your timing was absolutely perfect..the manager of Aherlow saw the top table standing in song on the camera monitors upstairs and had no idea what was happening. I can't imagine how the rest of the day would have gone without your appearance. Thank you so much for making our day. Best of luck for the future, Janet & Anthony
Hi Guys Hope you’re doing well. I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you so so much for your great entertainment at our wedding. It was amazing and really surprised and delighted our guests!!! Everyone was talking about the singing chef for weeks. Thank you again for helping to make our day so special. Best wishes Irene Murphy Guilfoyle
— Irene Murphy Guilfoyle, Sheraton Athlone
Many thanks for the entertainment on Fri 20th May in Manor House, Fermanagh! My aunties loved you! And the lads undoubtedly loved you too! My sister thanked you for the beautiful meal which I find hilarious! ! And we still laugh about it together… I so loved getting my New York New York bit in too! Some were surprised I could actually sing which I guess was a compliment on the day!!!! J J J What a great act you are- so comical and musical ! Thanks again and if there's anything I can do to recommend you please let me know. Kind Regards, Charlene & Colin
The trio were unbelievable, they are the talk of the place and their performance was outstanding, thank you so much for organising everything.
The performance last night was excellent. We managed to keep it top secret so a lot of people were genuinely confused, Marco of course was hilarious. Would highly recommend!! Thank you. Bernie.
“Such a great idea and so well executed. When you held the shaving foam up to Don’s face I thought he was going to die laughing!”.
"Just a note to say that you were worth every penny of your fee. You were one of the HIGHEST points of the day, and we are so grateful for your huge input into our wedding day."
Thank you, thank you, thank you Nyle!! What more can say! Only of course that you were fantastic!! It really was one of the highlights of the day, so entertaining, professional and what a voice! The guests really enjoyed it and they were up on their feet singing and dancing. Thank you also for playing along with the groom as he knew nothing about it, he actually thought you were the chef! We had a great laugh the following day as everyone was talking about it, my sister asked did i know what part of Italy you were from, she couldn't believe you were Irish, great accent by the way! Any my neighbour who's daughter is getting married at the Armada next March actually asked David the wedding coordinator if the chef will be singing at their daughters wedding also!! Anyway thanks again, it was the best thing I did booking you, everyone is still talking about it, it made the day!
"We chose Marco the singing waiter and it was fantastic! I am really not into pretentious performances or too many fancy extras at a wedding myself but this really was just a great laugh, everyone was talking about it, the place was buzzing”
On behalf of all associated with Milford Care Centre, I would like to sincerely thank you for attending our Coffee Morning. The event was a huge success and it truly was appreciated that you gave of your time not to mention the wonderful performances you gave. It certainly made our day and of course some of the attendees were thrilled when you serenaded to them. There were great memories made on the day and for which we are very appreciative. Thank you so much for entertaining us and hope you would perform for us again in the future.
Riah, Just a short note to thank Marco it was fantastic and he lifted proceedings just when people were getting a little tired. Not only is Marco a great singer but a great actor to boot and by god did he work the room. Continued success and Best wishes for Christmas already !!!! Frank & Mikey.
“The best word of praise I can give is the recommend your singing waiters to all our friends and on every blog I can find”.