Testimonials

 

 Thank you so much for the part that you all played as part of our Heathrow Charity Ball you really did get the authenticity I was looking for in our Parisian section. With your support and magical performance we have managed to raise an incredible total of £67519.24 to Oxfam from this single event. I hope you feel as proud as we do in the Heathrow Charity and would like to thank you all for the incredible support that you have given us . Thank you and look forward to working with you again in the not too distant future. Best wishes from The Heathrow Charity Commitee .

 Sreve Dodd

 

 "We booked Fifi and Rico to play some music for my 30th birthday, a 1920's themed night in a large house. They were extremely professional and friendly and tailored the music to fit in with the evening. Everyone though they were wonderful and really helped make the night extra special. I think my favourite part of the whole weekend was when everyone was up dancing to Fifi’s and Rico's music. Would certainly recommend! Thank you Fifi and Rico!" (10 / 10)

 Jack Merrett

 

 We had an incredible wedding day made all the better by Fifi and Ollie and their fabulous mixture of French chanson and guingette style music. Easy to book and very adaptable to our changing requests and timings on the day, they were a joy to work with and really helped to bring a great element of fun to our special day. They went out of their way to help make sure we had a great time, playing impromptu requests with ease and our loved them! Thanks again, highly recommended!

Helen Mooney

 
We were delighted to have you playing at the Bonhams Auction House Charity event, the style of music blended in perfectly.
 
On the night Help the Hospices made £70,000 so as you can imagine we were extremely pleased!  Please pass on our thanks too to the other members of the band.
 
Kind regards.
Paul Dyer
Group Communications Director
Towergate Underwriting Group
 



Stephanie
 
The party was lovely and everyone had a great time - all were so complementary about your music and they all loved the songs.  Many thanks for helping to make it a very special event - one I am going to remember for many many years I hope!
 
Good luck and please keep in touch if you can but I have a feeling you are going to be a very busy lady!
 
Very best wishes
Rebecca
 


Hi Stephanie-THANK YOU so much for the cd-it arrived today and it's fab!!! The music is something I will cherish about our wedding day so thank you for making it all the more special with such fab music!!
 
We'll definitely be in touch again if we need more live music!
 
Very best wishes,
Sarah and James xx

 

 

Oh La La is the name of the band. It is led by Fifi la Mer, who sings in French and English, which gives me a problem. Je suis un Canadien. Je ne parle pas francais. Quel Dommage. Well, her storytelling is excellent, both in presenting a song and singing it, so no problem there, then. She has lovely phrasing, and the arrangements a...re interesting, quirky in places, and fun.

Fifi is a busy lady, singing, presenting, and playing the very difficult traditional French button accordion with great skill. In the opening number, the Beatles' "Michelle", she also whistled. The song was a charming start to a good gig.

Not only did the band have fun up there, but the playing was excellent. Kit Massey on violin was new to us. I had never heard a jazz violinist use a mute before, which he did on "La Vie en Rose" to close the first set. It changes the timbre into something soft and lush.

olin Oxley we know as a fine jazz guitarist, and so it proved last night. He had several great solos: I particularly llked the one in "Tea for Two". Colin is also an excellent accompanist in all the necessary styles that the evening produced.

The bass is the foundation of most music, and Julian Bury (who we also know) did an excellent job. He also had several fine solos, including one on the bow, which was a delight.

It was a most entertaining evening, and the audience had a great time, even when asked to sing along. In French. On "Je ne Regrette". They did.

 Dave 

Fleece Jazz club 

We would both like to say to you and Alex how utterly charmed we and our guests were by your presence and by your music. We felt as carefree as if we were on an idyllic summer holiday surrounded by all our dearest friends and family - you both looked wonderful and the musical tone was absolutely perfect and delivered exactly as we wished. The addition to your repertoire of Twinkle Twinkle and the ‘Can Can’ was a stroke of genius! We can’t thank you enough for helping to make our day perfect. We have no hesitation in recommending you should we know of anyone wishing to organise a special occasion. Thank you again and ‘Bravo’! 

Vicki Small

 

 Dear Fifi ,Thank you so much for playing at our wedding! Our guests LOVED to hear you play! They were all approaching us saying what a fantastic atmosphere your playing created and what a great idea it was to have you there. You really did bring this special extra to our garden-flair wedding and I am so happy we chose you. I don't need to tell you how fascinated my friends were with your instrument! :D Thank you again.

 Ina Gutknechd

 

 Fifi and Olly. Many thanks for playing so well at Vasi’s 60th. Great occasion. U delivered more than our expectations. You made the day for us and our guests and I will happily recommend you to friends and family. All the best. (10 / 10)

Maryse and Vasi Sundaresan

 

Dear Fifi, A big, thank you for being with us on Tuesday and a big, big thank you to you all for playing and singing so beautifully -- everyone really loved it and it was exactly what Stephen and I had wanted. It meant so much and we loved it.----- as did everyone. We also so enjoyed meeting you all. Will not forget to tell everyone about your acoustic music evenings for smaller parties, eg dinner parties, plus that you can play solo or as a duo with OIIy. Brilliant! (10 / 10)

 Lisa Minoprio

 

 Thank you so much for the part that you all played as part of our Heathrow Charity Ball you really did get the authenticity I was looking for in our Parisian section. With your support and magical performance we have managed to raise an incredible total of £67519.24 to Oxfam from this single event. I hope you feel as proud as we do in the Heathrow Charity and would like to thank you all for the incredible support that you have given us . Thank you and look forward to working with you again in the not too distant future. Best wishes from The Heathrow Charity Commitee .

 Sreve Dodd

 

 Dear Stephanie Thank you, Thank you, Thank you You were Brilliant!!!!! I really did mean a lot to the residents to hear your wonderful talent and ability..... they have thoroughly enjoyed this afternoon, made even more special by your performance. I am so grateful for your time....... Have a very lovely weekend. Thank you again Kelly xxxxxxxx

Kelly Hume