” Dear Jayne
We did indeed have a wonderful time at our sing-a-long supper and many thanks to you for making it so memorable. So sorry to take so long in replying to you but we took over the job of counting poppy appeal money all £3714 of it!! and we have only just finished it. You will be pleased to know that we also raised over £1400 at the Friday Supper! Thank you so much for the brilliant entertainment you provided at our Sing a Long Supper for the 100 year commemoration of the end of WW1 event in Newbold Verdon Church Hall. Over 100 people attended young and old and all agreed that you were a star. So many have asked us to have you back again. The songs you sang were entirely appropriate and your voice is beautiful. Many of us including myself became quite emotional. You were very flexible with your programme to fit in with us on the night and the way you entered into the spirit of the evening together with your lovely smile was infectious. Everyone is still talking about the evening and that you made it such a memorable occasion. All our best wishes to you and we hope that we can get together again in the future as you are truly TOP of OUR BILL!!” Newbold Verdon Church Hall Committee.
“Hi Jayne, Sorry for the delay in coming back to you, life has been a bit hectic! I have posted a review and can I say, on behalf of us all, that we had a superb evening and we can’t thank you enough for making it so special. I will have no hesitation in recommending you to others and there is no good reason why we cannot do something similar again next year. Will keep in touch and thank you once again. You were just brilliant. “
“Hi Jayne, Thank ever so much for last night, you were amazing beautiful vocalist. The whole set up very professional too.” A Richardson, Owd Martha’s Yard and Hoyland Belmont Working Men’s Club for the Nation’s Tribute to World War 1
“Jayne Darling appeared at Hill Ridware Village Hall, Staffordshire for a 40s night. The entertainers who were booked let us down. All I can say is I am glad. Jayne was suburb, she jelled with all the audience and everyone has been more than full of praise. At times there was not a dry eye in the place when she sang the old songs. I can’t wait for her to return. Thank you Jayne, Best wishes, Chris & June Ewing”
“The afternoon tea hosted by Tetley went down a treat with all of the residents at the care home.
They had a very enjoyable day and Jaynes performance was fantastic, full of vintage classics!” Tetley Tea, September 2018
“I would just like to say a big ‘THANK YOU’ for your performance at the above older people’s forum – you went down a storm and we were asked to book you again” Derbyshire County Council
“We found Jayne on lineand we were delighted. Jayne sang at a Sunday lunch to celebrate a 90th birthday. There were nearly 60 of us and many hadn’t seen each other for a while so there was a mixture of chatting and listening. Jayne was brilliant, not too loud-not too quiet. She was a very special addition to a lovely day. Thank you Jayne and Darren!” D Luff, Ruislip, Middlesex
“We were delighted to have the lovely Jayne as our entertainer for our very special 45th (Sapphire) Wedding Anniversary party. Her great voice and wonderful repertoire really helped to make the evening very special – right down to her gorgeous blue gowns to match our blue-themed evening! Jayne is a super person and worked hard to enhance the atmosphere, with a wonderful song list. She was the icing on our cake! Thank you so much xx.” G Webster, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire
RAF Scampton Battle of Britain Dining in Night
“A big thank you from myself and all the mess members. A superb night with the right atmosphere and tempo.So very glad some of you could also make it to the dinner and big thank you to all involved in the evening.From our Mess Ents Committee Member I thought I would pass on his words.‘Great night, I thought it was fantastic and didn’t want to leave’. So thank you for all your efforts and look forward to crossing paths in future.”
Flt Lt Rose, RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire
“You have such an amazing voice. When I watched your video on Facebook singing ‘Requiem for a Soldier’ I wept. You really touched my heart with it.” Marc de Bolster, Belgium
“You made my dad’s birthday. And I’ve had some lovely comments of people. So thank you very much”.
“Thank you so much for the show you did for our dad’s 90th birthday. He and the other residents thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment. We’re grateful that you did your best to accommodate Mike’s song requests at such short notice.” C Shuter
“Dad is still talking about you, always with a smile – he has very fond memories of the afternoon and couldn’t have wished for a better birthday present. Thanks again, Jayne.”
“I have to thank you (Jayne Darling), and your band for a fantastic performance which made the night so memorable. The comments and feedback from the guests and Mayor are nothing short of brilliant and we will be writing to you shortly.” Gedling Borough Council, Nottingham
“I would like to thank you for your fantastic performance on the 30th September at Lombardy Lodge. All the tenants loved it.” Broxtowe Council, Nottingham
“Dear Jayne, we both wanted to say a big THANK-YOU for your amazing performance at our wedding. It was a perfect day and you both made it so special, both during the ceremony and afterwards. We can’t thank you enough. We had so many lovely comments about your performance and it will forever hold special memories for us”. C & G Watson, Nottingham
“It was lovely to see you today at Batley Vintage Day – Batley just loved you !” J. Weston-Wright
“Hi Jayne, just like to say at the care home in Shirebrook you looked and sounded lovely, thank you as well because I’ve not seen my granddad in a long time until yesterday and you put a smile on his face when he was having a little dance. You were amazing.” T. Clay
“Hi Jayne you were amazing at the Hospice Choir Competition tonight, thank you for all you do for us.” Nottinghamshire Hospice
“We had the pleasure of listening to you at Rufford 1940s, amazing, trying to find you on you tube! X” T. Burton, Rufford on the Home Front, Nottinghamshire
“Hi Jayne, just to thank-you for making our mom and dads anniversary so special. We all thoroughly enjoyed your performance and also for involving the children. I shall certainly recommend you.” Joanne
“Hi Jayne, thanks for giving us a great evening’s entertainment. We hope to see you again in the future.” C. Tompkins
“We were privileged to see you perform at Wimpole Hall’s 1940 weekend and would like to thank you for inviting our daughter, Maisie, onto the stage to sing “Let it go” with you. She absolutely loved it and I’m so glad I recorded it on my phone for her to watch back. Thank you again for making a little girl very happy and her parents very proud” S. Prigg, Wimpole at War
“Thank you so much for attending the Saturday Night Dance as part of the Leyburn 1940s weekend – I thought you were great and certainly went down very well with the people attending the dance.” Leyburn 1940s Weekend
“I just wanted to thank you for Friday. I can’t find the words to express just how wonderful I thought you guys were. You treated everybody with such respect and dignity and you can guess that most of those guys have suffered such discrimination in their lives. I thought the atmosphere you created was absolutely wonderful and folk just couldn’t get over how wonderful the evening was.” Framework Nottingham
“Thank-you so much for visiting us in Broadmayne, everyone thought you were wonderful!” Broadmayne D5 Event 2014
“I just wanted to say how much all the residents, family , friends and visitors enjoyed your show last Friday.” Fairway View Care Home
“Jayne kindly offered to sing at our WW1 commemoration event at The Treetops Hospice Shop on Bramcote Lane, Wollaton. She has a lovely voice and everyone thought she was fantastic… she really was every ones Darling. Everyone wants to know when she’s coming back!” Polly – Treetops Hospice
“ I would like to say a huge thank you to Jayne Darling for the fantastic time you have brought to my family and all my extended family in the care home.” Adam Hind, Shirebrook
“Hi Jayne, A very big thank you for putting on such wonderful entertainment this afternoon. You sang so beautifully and everyone was delighted to listen to your amazing repertoire of songs. It brought back many happy memories for Joyce and even the younger ones there were singing along as if they had known the songs for years. You made the day very special. Hope to hear you sing again soon!
Love and best wishes. Peter and Jacky”
“I just wanted to say such a huge thankyou for your brilliant performance in Painswick on Saturday evening! Marion (my Gran) had a lovely evening, really memorable- and I know for a fact that everyone enjoyed it- you set the tone perfectly- so thank you.” Louise S
“We first asked Jayne to be part of our week of entertainment during Older People’s Week 2013. We were very pleased with her performance; so we decided to book Jayne again for our Valentine’s Dance in February 2014, at Westbourne Court in Bramcote.
Jayne Darling really encompassed the look of the 1940s with her vintage style, and her melodic voice transported the residents at both Scalby Close and Westbourne Court back in time. She consistently engaged with the residents throughout the show.
One resident at Westbourne Court said: “we had a great time at the event for Valentine’s Day. The 1940s look was fantastic and Jayne had a lovely voice. More events like this in the future, please!”
Broxtowe Borough Council wouldn’t hesitate in asking Jayne back for future events.” Broxtowe Borough Council
“Miss Jayne Darling performed for us recently at one of our Business Network Social events, with over one hundred business professionals present at the Galleries of Justice Museum, Jayne’s music welcomed guests upon arrival and from start to finish was a flawless and extremely entertaining set, Jayne is very professional and really does look the part in her vintage outfits and styling, I would highly recommend her and cannot wait to hear her again!” Fiona Duncan, RSViP
“Jayne Darling recently sang at a vintage fair which was organised by a local charity. Her voice was beautiful, her style was perfect for the occasion and her smile was infectious. She entertained the crowds for the majority of the day with a wide range of material. Versatile and vivacious, Jayne was one of the highlights of the day”.
Harrogate Spring Vintage Fair
“Jayne sang at a vintage burlesque event that I organised. She was a fantastic success. All the guests I spoke to raved about her beautiful voice. She was a pleasure to work with. Professional, enthusiastic and excellent value for money she added some extra class and sparkle to the event.” Harriet B
“We regularly feature performances by local Choirs and musical groups at Christmas, much to the great enjoyment of our Customers at Brookfields Garden Centre. It was a real pleasure to welcome Jayne Darling who performed for us one busy Saturday in December. A really friendly manner and willingness to sing those songs our customers would enjoy made having her with us a real pleasure. It is not often we receive feedback from customers but many commented how lovely it was to hear a fresh and lively performance of well loved songs; the choirs are wonderful but Jayne added another dimension to our festivities. Most importantly she has a terrific voice and we will be so very happy to welcome her back to Brookfields for any major events during the course of the year and certainly want her back for Christmas! I would recommend Jayneto any organisation or individual wanting entertainment of such a professional standard with a friendly enthusiastic approach.”
“Many thanks for your stunning performance. You make a huge difference to the kind of day patients have and the positive impact of what you do goes beyond that because you remind people that life is joyful.”
“I have heard Jayne sing on many occasions and as always have been bowled over by her enchanting voice. Jayne is a born entertainer, what with her bubbly personality and attractive looks, she would be a great asset to any gathering”
Private Client Mr B. Dennis
“Songstress extraordinaire Jayne Darling provided wonderful entertainment for us at Nottinghamshire Hospice early this year. Jayne came in every morning for a week to sing well-known favourites from the 1940’s era with a modern twist. Jayne looked the part too, with a wardrobe of gorgeous vintage dresses and accessories she charmed all of us. Our patients loved the entertainment and Jayne’s lovely approach to meeting people added to this. A huge thank you to Jayne, and if you have the chance to see her perform, do not miss out!
“Jayne Darling has a voice like honey” Sarah B
“Jayne came and entertained patients, staff and volunteers over the Christmas period at Nottinghamshire Hospice. Dressed to kill, Jayne delighted our audience with a variety of well-chosen and well known seasonal songs, adding a 1940’s twist to her performance. After inviting us to sing along, Jayne succeeded in lifting everyone’s spirits ready for the festive season.” Nottinghamshire Hospice
“Jayne has sung at both my evening events and is absolutely amazing we have now become friends and she has a lovely personality and she makes me laugh and her daughters are so cute x” Helen S Come dance With Tea, Nottingham