"We booked Aptitude for our wedding through FixTheMusic. Aptitude were incredible - the band set up and sorted themselves out with no issues. Even when a fuse at the venue tripped during one of their last songs of the evening - they styled it out by switching to a final acoustic number. Loads of our guests thought it was planned and we received so many compliments - the dance floor was constantly full! FixTheMusic was a very easy platform to use and I would highly recommend."
– Emily Rolfe, 6 October 2023, wedding at The Andaz Hotel, London
"Hi Craig, I just wanted feedback that the band were absolutely fantastic - they absolutely blew everyone away and the female lead vocal (didn't catch her name unfortunately) was incredible and really did well getting the crowd going. Please pass on our thanks to everyone that performed. Many thanks, James."
– James Quin, 3 August 2023, wedding at Trinity Buoy Wharf, Orchard Place, London, UK
"We discovered Aptitude by chance after watching their Youtube reel, and what an amazing showband they are! We are incredibly grateful to them for making our wedding day so special and memorable. They provided super sound tech for our Hindu and Chinese ceremonies and allowed me, as the groom, to play the piano with them for opening the first and second sets – an absolute privilege to accompany Tor on vocals, Craig on vocals/guitar, and the rhythm section! They designed an evening setlist that perfectly suited our musical tastes - all our guests commented on how tight and funky the band were, a testament to their musical brilliance! Thank you again Craig and the band for making our day unforgettable – you are consummate professionals!"
– Justin Garner, 8 July 2023, wedding at The Landmark London
"You are absolutely incredible! The best wedding band I’ve ever heard. Everyone was so impressed and kept commenting on how great you were. You truly made our day."
– Sophie Stannard, 29 June 2023, wedding at Inner Temple, Crown Office Row, London, UK
“I just wanted to drop you a note to say thanks, and feedback on how wonderful the boys & girls performed at our Big Day! The balance of music was just perfect for all to get up and shake a leg (even my 90 year old grandfather!)…Thanks for making everything go so smoothly, and for your excellent organisation beforehand. Helps a great deal."
– Nicola and Roy Edwards, 12 April 2023, wedding in London
"Both Alexis and I would like to say a huge thank you for the superb job you did at our wedding. You were a pleasure to work with before the event and your performance on the night was absolutely brilliant! Thank you so much for taking the time to learn the words for the Israeli dancing for us also...we really appreciated that! Your ability to read the crowd was great, you got everybody singing and the wide range of music you play meant there was something for everyone. My particular favourite was the unbelievable Billie Jean/Smells Like Teen Spirit combo you played towards the end! Overall we had an amazing time and our wedding would not have been the same without the band. Thank you so much!"
– Dan & Alexis Shein, 17 January 2023, Jewish wedding in Surrey
"Hey. First of all, I hope Craig is recovering well from Covid. I want to thank the whole team, in particular Vic who had to step in late in the day. The band were phenomenal, and it really added so much to the incredible day. The choice of music, the relaxed atmosphere, the engagement with the guests, the instruments and vocals, and the music at the chuppah was beautifully performed. We received so many nice compliments from people. Lucy and I could not be more thankful to you all. Happy to write a formal review on Google or wherever you would prefer. Thanks again. Regards, Scott."
– Scott Grant, 25 October 2022, wedding at The Landmark Hotel, 222 Marylebone Road, London
"I cannot thank you all enough for absolutely rocking it at our wedding - I'm struggling to find words that describe how much love we have for you all. It was phenomenal! Fortunately we are reminded, with different tales from the night, over and over again when we meet up with family and friends as the weeks unfold. Thank you very much for our special mashup of 'shut up and dance' it was beautiful and the icing on top when you were able to perform it one last time. I found the drummer's many broken sticks the day after and intend to frame them somehow as a memory of how much that night ROCKED! Again from beyond the bottom of both our hearts we are so thankful to you all and are still struggling to express in words how amazing you all are. You guys are so special, amazing and loved. Hopefully our paths cross again someday, somehow. All the possible love in the world and an even bigger thank you."
– Emily & Josh Wyatt, 12 August 2022, wedding in Eye, Suffolk, UK
"Hi Craig, Just wanted to thank you again for such an amazing night. You guys honestly blew us away and totally exceeded our expectations. Every time we talk about the wedding, we always mention how great your performance was. It was simply perfect. We truly, could not have imagined it any better. We are so grateful to have found you guys and so grateful you imagined exactly the vibe we had in our minds and were able to deliver so flawlessly. We can't thank you enough. And, as we've been racking our brains for when we can hire you again, we will certainly be in touch!!! All the best, Lauren and Scott."
– Lauren James, 7 August 2022, wedding in Lake Como, Italy
"Craig, we all can't thank you enough for the truly incredible performance Saturday. From the elegantly performed music at the villa to the energy you created at Paolino with great performances and music that kept our guests on the dance floor we couldn't have asked for more. I can't tell you how many of our friends from New York said they had ever heard anything better. And our Capresse friends told us that you were the best band the island has ever seen. Since I found and selected you I'm sure you can imagine the relief I felt 15 seconds into your first song. Finally I also want to thank you for your responsiveness in the time leading up the wedding as we discussed song selection and the complex logistics of Capri. From me and Susan and Melissa and Mack, grazie mille."
– Debbie Macron, 27 May 2022, wedding in Capri, Italy
"Hi Barrie, Chloe and I just wanted to say thank you very much to you and to the party band for doing such an excellent job at our wedding last month. The music played and the style of the set was exactly how we wanted it to be. We thought the quality of the live music was really excellent – many of our friends remarked on what a pleasure it was actually to be able to hear the words as well as the music. The guys got it 100% right. And thank you in particular for arriving well in advance as you did. The transition from band to DJ was seamless and I know that would not have been the case had you not bothered to arrive early and set up with the DJ ahead of time. We really, really appreciate what you and the band did for us – please pass my thanks on to the team. Again, thank you very much, and have a great summer."
– Robert Devon, 18 February 2022, Jewish wedding in London
“We really appreciated the 'little touches' …And above all! You got everyone on the dance floor from the moment you started and I cannot tell you how many people have said that it was the best party and best live band they have ever been to at a wedding…you have been a massive help! and made the whole experience not only possible but enjoyable. It was a real pleasure to meet you guys and I will certainly be recommending you guys to people in the future.”
– Jon and Trine Lawson, 15 November 2020, wedding in Edinburgh
"Awesome band! What can I say, they had the whole room in the palm of their hands. A must for any large event!!"
– Madeleine Hughes, 31 October 2019, private party in Paris, France
"I’ve seen Aptitude go from a great wedding band working in Essex to a great party and function band working all over Europe. If any band can get a party rocking then it’s Aptitude."
– Gavin Woollard, 19 October 2019, corporate event in London
"You were simply amazing at Kent International Jamboree. Your mixes of various songs were awesome, especially love how you even got some 2 Unlimited in there - there are no limits to your capabilities."
– Darren Forster, 12 June 2019, Kent International Jamboree