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Client feedback for Sound Image

Client feedback for Sound Image

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Special Birthday Celebration - Wang Thai Restaurant, Lagoon Beach, Milnerton - 15th July 2017


" Thank you very much for the music on Saturday night. It was absolutely outstanding ! It made the evening ! Absolute class ! "

Quinton

" Thank you so much. Dad was super chuffed and everyone had many compliments. You guys were really great. Pro's obviously ... "

Linzi

A wonderful response and kind words for our acoustic guitar and sax duo !

Monday, July 17, 2017

Merwen Mellet Anniversary Function at Spier Conference Centre - 1st July 2017


" Thanks for your awesome music ! "

Alana Mellet  

" You guys were brilliant. You really rocked ! "

Hannes Loubsher 

Spier Creative Project Manager

Events, Film and Marketing


Kind words for the Sound Image 5-Piece Band !

Friday, June 30, 2017

Solo Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar Arrangement of Autumn Leaves

 

Click onto the image for my YouTube video of this great jazz standard !

Initial Comments :


" Nice job on the arrangement. Your chords have some nice movement and colors. Keeps it interesting over the tune ... "

Dr. Matthew Warnock (Internationally recognized jazz guitarist, performer, and educator) - Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A.


" Interesting original arrangement. I like it when players aren't afraid to take a chance and "risk" a very different take on a "Standard." Some jazz purists might not like that for selfish reasons (my personal opinion of most purists), but I admire creativity, especially when it's well done. And, this is very well done man, nice job. "

Zeek Duff


" Very interesting performance, Gary. I enjoyed this very much ". 

James V Krasinski - Huntington Beach, California, U.S.A.


" I love how playful the comping was. Excellent tone and performance. Great work! " 

Andy Kerr

Monday, May 29, 2017

Solo Fingerstyle Guitar Arrangement Of A Classic Jazz Standard



Click onto the image for my YouTube video of this great jazz standard !

Initial Comments : 

" A beautiful performance of a fresh arrangement of 'Body and Soul' ". 

Nigel Vermaas 


" Excellent arrangement and excellently played ". 

Sez Adamson (Professional Pedal Steel Guitarist - Johannesburg) 


" Beautiful! Very, very good arrangement and good taste ". 

Marco Vienna (Professional Guitarist - Rimini, Italy) 


Great playing and arrangement. Nice Video ". 

Al Zimmerman (New York)

Friday, May 12, 2017

Gary Deacon Acoustic Guitar and Sax Duo - Live At Barristers



Situated in the heart of Newlands, Barristers is a popular and well-established restaurant with a reputation for good food and pleasant, easy listening jazzy sounds every Sunday evening. 

In between our numerous wedding bookings in the Winelands, our acoustic guitar and sax duo has the pleasure of performing to an appreciative audience at least once a month on a Sunday evening from 6:00 pm - 9:00pm at Barristers. We also have the distinction of appearing on their website :)

The duo performed for a full house on Sunday the 30th April. Our tribute to Glenn Miller was captured on video and is always fun to perform. The brief 'vocal' towards the end is an optional extra for Barristers and not always included in all our performances !




Client Appreciation

Dear Gary

Words cannot express how much we enjoyed having you play at our wedding. Thank you for making our wedding that much more magical. All the family and friends still have not stopped raving about your music. A truly magical night indeed. You guys were superbly awesome! Please let us know when you are playing at Barristers or any other place again, we'd love to come see you and show our support.

Kind Regards

Amanda

Banksia Boutique Hotel Wedding (8th April 2017)


That was great. You guys were nice and vibey!

Nicci Morris

Wedding Planner

Nicolette Weddings

Cavalli Estate Wedding (15th April 2017)


Dear Gary, Thank you so much for playing at our wedding back in February - it really was a super day. We have a written thank you we would like to send you - do you have an address we could send it to? 

Also we so really enjoyed your rendition of These Are the Days - we wondered whether you had a recording of this you could send us? The acoustic version was just so lovely. 

Kind regards, 

Lucy and Ruan

ROCA Restaurant, Dieu Donne Estate Wedding (16th Feb 2017)  


On top of Table Mountain for The International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (18th February 2016)


 An awesome confetti moment ... 


... and a memorable march down (both photographs taken at the spectacular Molenvliet Estate).

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Charlotte and Jack's Wedding at Cavalli Estate - 15th April 2017


The Sound Image Acoustic Guitar-Sax Duo and 4-Piece Band had the pleasure of performing for Charlotte and Jack's spectacular wedding which took place on the 15th April 2017 at Cavalli Estate.

" That was great. You guys were nice and vibey! "

Nicci Morris 

Wedding Planner 

Nicolette Weddings

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Shawn and Amanda's Wedding - Banksia Boutique Hotel, Rosebank - 8th April 2017


Dear Gary

Words cannot express how much we enjoyed having you play at our wedding.

Thank you for making our wedding that much more magical.

... All the family and friends still have not stopped raving about your music.

A truly magical night indeed.

You guys were superbly awesome!

... Please let us know when you are playing at Barristers or any other place again, we'd love to come see you and show our support.

Kind Regards

Amanda

Monday, April 10, 2017

Fools & Fans Beer Festival, Greyton - 1st April 2017


" We really loved having you there Gary and your music really set the tone for the festival. Well done. Would love to chat again next year if you are keen?

Keep well  

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Trevor Gerntholtz "

Kind words for our acoustic guitar and sax duo performance with virtuoso Willie van Zyl at the first Fools & Fans Beer Festival which took place on the 1st April at Greyton. 

A special thanks to Angie Mitchell (vocals), Keith Merrington (keyboards) and Peter Gilder (drums) who kindly joined us for a lively and enjoyable 2nd and 3rd set ! 

Friday, April 7, 2017

FIrst Corporate Function Inside The Silo Hotel Penthouse, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town - 5th April 2017


Our acoustic guitar and sax duo had the pleasure of performing for the first corporate function inside the spectacular penthouse on the top floor of the brand new Silo Hotel situated in Cape Town's V&A Waterfront.


" That was perfect and exactly what we wanted ".

Jeremy (coordinator in charge of the the event).


Thursday, April 6, 2017

19 Years of South Africa-China Diplomatic Relations L'Huguenot Gala Dinner


A surprise acoustic guitar performance from the head of the Chinese delegation during the Gala Dinner celebrating 19 years of South Africa-China diplomatic relations at L'Huguenot, Paarl. 

It was a pleasure for our acoustic guitar and sax duo to perform for the second consecutive year of this special occasion. 

Monday, March 6, 2017

Kyk Net BRAVO Ball - Stellenbosch Town Hall - 25th Feb 2017



Good evening Gary Deacon

Thank you so much for your lovely presence at the BRAVO! Bal on Saturday evening. 

Your music was amazing and most of the guests came to compliment me about my good choice ! 

You deserve the compliments, not me.

Vriendelike US Woordfees-Groete

Ulrike Vorndran

Coordinator: Hospitality and Accommodation

Kind words in response to my solo guitar sounds  during the arrival of the guests followed by our acoustic guitar and sax duo performance during dinner for the Kyk Net Bravo Ball / US Woorfees which took place on the 25th February in the Stellenbosch Town Hall.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Wedding at ROCA Restaurant, Dieu Donne Estate, Franschhoek - 16th Feb 2017


Our acoustic guitar and sax duo received a request to perform for Lucy and Ruan's wedding ceremony and pre-dinner which took place on the 16th February outside ROCA Restaurant at the picturesque Dieu Donne Wine Estate :

Dear Gary,

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding back in February - it really was a super day. We have a written thank you we would like to send you - do you have an address we could send it to?

Also we so really enjoyed your rendition of These Are the Days - we wondered whether you had a recording of this you could send us? The acoustic version was just so lovely.

Kind regards,

Lucy & Ruan

In short, another successful and happy celebration with a lovely couple and appreciative guests!

It was also a pleasant surprise to see the classic grey 1967 split screen Kombi :) 


Friday, January 13, 2017

Wedding at Strandkombuis, Yzerfontein - 30th December 2016


"Thank you again for your great performance!  Happy 2017!"

Johann Brink

The Sound Image acoustic guitar and sax duo had the pleasure of performing for Johann and Emma's wedding ceremony and pre-dinner followed by the Sound Image 5-Piece band for background and dancing music at their memorable reception which took place at the picturesque Strandkombuis in Yzerfontein. 

In short, another memorable evening for the couple and responsive guests who showed their appreciation on a full dance floor until midnight !   


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Wedding at Admiralty House Beach and Reception at Wardroom Job Masego - 10th December 2016



"You guys were awesome and all the guests loved it!!"

Captain Lisa Hendricks

South African Navy

Kind words of appreciation for our acoustic guitar and sax duo performance on the 10th December for Lisa's daughter Ashley's wedding ceremony at Admiralty House Beach and reception at Wardroom Job Masego in Simonstown.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

31st Fairest Cape Tour - Goudini Spa, Worcester 22nd Nov 2016


It was a pleasure to perform again as an acoustic guitar and keyboard duo with pianist Eddie Kirkwood for the recent Fairest Cape Tour awards dinner hosted by the Cape Vintage Motorcycle Club - in short, another enjoyable evening with appreciative guests !


Thursday, October 13, 2016

Wedding at The Olive Press, Boschendal - 1st October 2016



"You guys (and lady) were absolutely amazing !"

Maralize

A kind comment received this morning from another happy bride !

It was a pleasure for the Sound Image 5-Piece band to perform a fun mix of background and dancing music for Maralize and Helgard's memorable wedding reception which took place on the 1st October at the spectacular Olive Press, Boschendal.



Friday, August 19, 2016

Killer Whales : The Mega Hunt


I was fortunate to receive a special request to provide a small contribution with my Fender P Bass and Cort Acoustic Nylon String Guitar towards the music soundtrack for a dramatic Discovery Channel Documentary !

Killer Whales : The Mega Hunt contains impressive cinematography of this annual spectacle in the waters of False Bay, South Africa, with six deadly and intelligent killer whales hunting 5000 dolphins.

The documentary premiered on Discovery Channel at 7:00 pm on the 14th August 2016.

Impressive photographs are available by clicking onto the link below :

http://www.discoveryuk.com/shows/killer-whales-the-mega-hunt/photos/

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Wedding at Holden Manz, Franschhoek - 30th July 2016


A massive thank you once again for a wonderful wedding on Saturday !

The couple are extremely happy and they cannot convey their thanks enough. 

They say it was beyond what they expected :)

Nicola Carstens

Project Manager

Aleit Wedding Coordination

Monday, May 9, 2016

A Thousand Years (Christina Perri) Solo Acoustic Guitar


"A Thousand Years" (Christina Perri) arranged and recorded this morning - a popular and appropriate wedding ceremony request :)


Friday, May 6, 2016

VIP Wedding - 1920s Charleston Music Theme - Somerset West - 22nd April 2016


Thank you so so so much for yesterday!!!

The band sounded amazing as always!! 

Everyone was happy!

Dorette

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Edwards Lifesciences Dinner - ISOLA Restaurant, The One And Only, Cape Town - 14th April 2016


Greetings Gary, 

Apologies for the belated THANK YOU!!! 

Always such a pleasure to work with you. 

In fact we do need to do it again soon .... 

Kindest regards 

Eduard

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Special Birthday Celebration - 13th April 2016



Dear Gary 

I was absolutely delighted with the wonderful music you played at my home last Wednesday. 

Thank you so much! 

I do not know if Desmond mentioned to you that my father was the Director of Music for the SA Army Band in the 1940's and 1950's. We lived in Voortrekkerhoogte (Roberts Heights) at that time ... 

My Mum was a music teacher (Cello) so of course we children learnt to play instruments as well - a long time ago I played the piano, flute and sometimes attempted the organ at church for Sunday School! 

I mention all this so you will know that we were really able to appreciate what artistes you and Willie are. 

Thank you again. 

Brenda

... and and a few more kind words :

Hi Gary 

Thank you for a great event! 

My Mum was completely overjoyed with the music, and I know that your music raised the tone, (no pun intended) of an already fantastic event. 

Thanks to both you and Willie for the years that you have taken to perfect your art. 

Best 

Desmond

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Romance - Anonymous - Gary Deacon Solo Guitar


This famous guitar piece is suspected of originally being a solo instrumental guitar work, from the 19th century. 

Click onto the play button below for a preview of the first part :


Virtuoso guitarist Narciso Yepes interpreted the piece and is listed as the author of the song in René Clément's 1952 film Jeux interdits (Forbidden Games).

Monday, April 4, 2016

Birthday Celebration - Constantia - 27th Feb 2016



Hi Gary, 

The dress code of the Party was in fact “Elegant and Sophisticated” and your musician trio performed exactly to the mood of the evening. 

High class musicians all of you, and the unanimous comment that I heard was that it was great to listen to your silky skills on the various instruments. You judged the tempo, choice and volume very well.

Please forward our thanks and congratulations to Amanda and Willie. 

As we had a number of “movers and shakers” in our party, I suspect that you might get a few referrals/requests in the near future !! 

Cheers, 

Martin


Saturday, March 5, 2016

Paul Roos Gymnasium 150th Celebration Gala Dinner - 24 Feb 2016


Hi Gary,

I hope that you’re having a great week! 

Thank you so much for the huge part that you played in the event. 

We could not have asked for a band more perfectly suited to the occasion :)

Kind regards 

Nanette Pienaar 
Project Manager 
The Aleit Group 

Kind words of appreciation for the Sound Image 6-Piece Band who received a special request to perform for the Paul Roos Gymnasium 150th Celebration Gala Dinner which took place on the 24th February 2016.

Friday, February 19, 2016

The International Association of Professional Congress Organisers Cocktail Reception on top of Table Mountain - 18th Feb 2016



A few memorable photographs from our acoustic guitar and sax duo performance for the IAPCO cocktail function which took place on the 18th February 2016 on top of Table Mountain.





We enjoyed performing for another memorable background function which developed into audience participation which included some impressive dancing from our appreciative guests !



My thanks and appreciation to photographer Mark Rosenberg for the first two images and virtuoso sax and clarinet performer Willie van Zyl (and one of our Irish guests) for the other photographs !