What other people say about us:

Because we only book very well brought-up performers, they often write and say the nicest things to us. Every now and then an audience member emails us out of the blue to say thank you too…here’s some examples:


“Just a quick note of thanks for having me along at The Institute. There’s always such a great spirit about the place, and with the audience… and you guys are so fantastic at making a fella feel completely at ease, despite being a few thousand miles from home. Please thank everyone for me… hope to see you again soon!” (Martin Rivas)

“Thanks to you and Tony for Friday night. It was a great evening and we were delighted with the turn out, the sound and the hospitality. It’s such a great place.” (Tinderbox)

“Thank you for having us and making us feel so welcome. The crowd were as good as any I’ve ever played to. Incredibly supportive & friendly.” – (Alex Berger)

“We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Hopefully we’ll be allowed to come back and make noise again sometime.” (Farrah)

“We just loved playing for you guys. The sound, the hospitality and the attitude were all top notch so thank you again for having us down.” (Dan Raza)

“I so enjoyed the set at Kelvedon; there was a great listening audience and wonderful sound.” (Stephanie Lambring)

“I loved your venue. Great sound in an intimate space, that’s a rare combination.” (David Mapp)

“James I can’t thank you and Tony enough. It was honestly one of the best and most enjoyable gigs I’ve played, and that was totally down to the beautiful setting, great stage, receptive chilled out audience, great ambience and wonderful hospitality.” (Quiet Loner)

“It was so nice to feel so welcome and to have the opportunity to play to such a lovely room of people.” (Robin Grey)

“I have to say that we genuinely loved every second of it. Absolutely loved it. Most importantly it was an opportunity to lay right back and play naturally, letting the subtleties be heard and felt.” (The White Gospel)

“Just a quick note to say thank you so very much for a really lovely gig at Live At The Institute. I enjoyed it immensely and am tremendously grateful to you for all the effort and organisation you put into it.” (Sarah McQuaid)

“Last night was bloody fantastic! Thanks so much for asking us down, that’s probably the most fun I’ve ever had at a gig it was a wonderful night!” (Mark Ellis)

“Just a note to say thanks for a great night last night. We really enjoyed it and managed to sell quite a few CDs.” (Tinderbox)


“We just wanted to say thank you for another brilliant evening at the Institute.”

“Just wanted to say a huge thank you for Friday night’s gig. Greg and Helen were brilliant, but obviously the highlight was Martin Stephenson! I’ve been a fan since college days back in 1986 so to find him coming to a venue so local to me was a fantastic surprise. He was superb and I felt very honoured to see him at such a small and intimate venue. I’m quite sure that we’ll be back in future months as we’ve been reminded how good it is to hear music live!”

“Thanks to you, Tony et al for such value for money and for keeping the spirit of this music really alive and kicking in Kelvedon.”