Nothing says more about a band’s popularity and great performance than return bookings. Following a great New Year’s Eve function at the Canberra Southern Cross Yacht Club in 2014 and 2015, The Old 45s again appeared at the Yacht Club in 2016 (and the Canberra Southern Cross Club in Woden last year), and is very much looking forward to yet another great night at the Yacht Club this year. But don’t just take our word for how good we are; here’s what some others have had to say about us:

“The band was in top form last night. Received lots of great comments. Will look for another date for you…”                                                                                                                 
Gaye Reid                                                                                                                                           
National Press Club                                                                                                                                      May, 2019

“Thanks again, for the great gig…”                                                                                                                   Gaye Reid                                                                                                                                           National Press Club                                                                                                                                       July, 2018

“…your performance at Erindale Vikings on Saturday 26 November was very well received.”                   Joe Teixeira                                                                                                                                           Events Manager

“Congratulations on a magnificent performance last night. I was there from 7:30pm to well after 8:30pm and I am glad I made the effort to hear the band.                                                                           The client was also very happy.“Having heard the band, I would like to put The Old 45s  into the Seniors Luncheon at the Canberra Labor Club and the Southern Cross Club.”                                            Peter Funnell                                                                                                                                    Funnell Speakers and Entertainers                                                                                                          12 October, 2016




Thank you again for playing at Base Open Day – you guys were fantastic and really added to the feel of the day. Great songs and great company!!”                                                                                            Alison Tonkin; Fundraising Manager, SnowyHydro SouthCare – March, 2015

“I just wanted to say a big thank you for coming out to support Steve’s campaign. The band gave the event a really nice buzz, with lots of people commenting on what a great idea it was and how fabulous you guys were.”                                                                                                                                Cherie; Sundowner with Steve – February, 2015

“Just wanted to say thanks for Saturday – you helped create a fantastic night for me.”                              Toni Hogan; 60th Birthday Party, Vikings Town Centre – December, 2014

“The 45s were fab at the 92.7 day; great dancing music, and musicians!”                                              Kym – ArtSound FM Open Day – November, 2014

“Many thanks for your efforts at our Open Day last Sunday. We do appreciate the support of your group and others who turned out on such a hot day to bring music to the community and assist ArtSound’s annual fundraiser.”                                                                                                                       Judy Baker, Administration Officer, ArtSound FM – November, 2014

“You were fantastic and all of my friends enjoyed the night immensely with your music. You all have great personalities and that’s what you need, a good vibe.”                                                                          Tracey P; The Old Canberra Inn – September, 2014

“Great gig! Love the repertoire.”                                                                                                          Wendy H; The Old Canberra Inn – September, 2014

“How great was it to hear those songs I used to hear on the radio as a kid. I knew every song and sang along with them as well. I loved the balance of your set choices.”                                              David, Testimonial Dinner for John Hargreaves, ex-MLA – August, 2014

“I wanted to say how much the crowd at our Annual Fundraising Dinner Dance at The National Press Club last Friday enjoyed the music presented by The Old 45s.  You will have seen our audience comprised ‘young professionals’, public servants, Police Association members and members of the Veterans and Vietnamese community. Your musical selections and your enthusiastic and quality playing entertained the wide range of ages and musical tastes present very well right up to the very last number. I must say I haven’t seen such across the board enthusiasm for dancing at such an event for some time, surely a great compliment to you and your fellow musicians. As you know I organize a small number of such events for a range of community groups and I will have no hesitation in engaging The Old 45s services in the future. Please pass my recommendation to anyone considering The Old 45s  for their function.”                                                                                                          Kevin Gill, President, Asthma Foundation ACT, Vice President Asthma Australia,        President, Vietnam Veterans Association (ACT) – August, 2014

“The music was fantastic. My husband knew all the words and all of the tunes of every song you played. He is the third youngest of 13 children and remembers his older brothers singing those songs. You really captured the spirit of the evening.”                                                                                        Wife of Vietnam Veteran, Vietnam Veterans’ Dinner Dance – August, 2014

“You played at my daughter’s wedding at the Tuggeranong Homestead. I just wanted you to know that they thought you were fantastic and made their night.”                                                            Penny L; Vietnam Veterans’ Dinner Dance – August, 2014

“You guys are amazing! We just gotta get you back to Soul Food Kitchen.”                                      Victor Kimble, Soul Food Kitchen – May, 2014

“The feedback I got about New Year’s Eve was fantastic. Will you do 2014 New Year’s Eve at the Yacht Club?”                                                                                                                                                        Matt Walshe, Venue Manager, Southern Cross Club Woden and Yacht Club, on the 2013  New Year’s Eve dinner dance.