Testimonials

"It's always a delight to have you sing for us.  You always put a smile on our residents' faces.  This afternoon tea with their families was extra special for them and your beautiful voice suited the theme of the day to a tea!  We can't wait to have you sing for us again!"

 

Daisie Reed, Activities Co-Ordinator, Old Alresford Cottage Care Home

 

"Thank you so much for the wonderful performance at the Wykeham arms  today, the guests were wowed by the special vibe you create. It fits the venue perfectly and we have no doubt that we will book you in for a return performance soon."

 

Jon Wykeham, landlord of Wykeham Arms, Winchester.

 

"A simply superb evening with Joie de Vivre at our retirement village. All of our residents were delighted and enthralled by the song choices and, of course, the musicianship.  We look forward to seeing you again -guaranteed!"

 

Ian Robertson, Village Manager, Richmond Letcombe Regis.

 

 

"What a wonderful evening with Joie de Vivre's playing at our family gathering. The selection of songs was appealing to all age groups from 0 to 90! Everybody loved it: Muriele's lovely voice and Dominic's accompaniment. Such a fun evening.  Merci beaucoup!"

 

The Wilson Family, Petersfield

 

"Absolutely amazing evening at A La Russe Restaurant with Joie de Vivre.  Twice in the last couple of months.  Great feedback from all the customers, a lot of them returning for a second event and everyone requesting to host additional evenings in the future. Amazing selection of songs, warm and friendly interaction with the customers.  Looking forward to hosting more events in the future. Atmosphere was absolutely great and everyone wants them to return again.  Merci beaucoup".  

 

Andre Shkuropat, Proprietor and Head Chef, A La Russe Restaurant, Windsor,

 

"On behalf of all the members and guests that attended our Christmas dinner bash, I would like to thank you Muriele for the entertainment provided because as usual your style, music and performance was a joy and pleasure to watch and listen to.  It was a pleasant selection of festive, Memory Lane and soft jazz. Thank you so much and always looking forward to hearing and seeing you again."

 

Andy, Chief Organiser of the Veterans Club, Master Builder, Swaythling, Southampton 

 

"You really made my wife's night.  I have never seen her stand up  before to sing.  Everyone commented on your performance and how beautiful it was.  Hopefully we will meet you again. Don't know where. Don't know when.  But I am sure we will meet again some sunny day"

 

Jonathan Jerome,  Private Party at Applegarth Farm, Dining with a Difference, Grayshott, Surrey

"A very big thank you to your band for the most amazing performance.  My husband had a great time.  All my guests absolutely loved you as I expected.  I hope we can find another occasion and invite you to help make it special again."

Stella Chernova,  Event at Winchester Royal Hotel

"Thank you so much for performing for us.  It was so beautiful and you are such an amazing person.  It was an unforgettable 50th birthday memory for me."

Claudia Barbosa,  Private Party in Bursledon, Southampton

 

 

"Superb performance of Muriele and Dominic from www.joiedevivremusic.com.  They deserve a lot of credit"

 

Vincent Valere, Director of Art/Culture/Heritage Provision and Promotion, Bastille Day Festival 2021, Reading

 

"Joie de Vivre entertained our 200 guests on Beaujolais Day 2019 at Grand Cafe, Southampton with a delightful compilation of French Classics.  The feedback and general comments from our patrons were excellent on the day.  The professionalism and enthusiasm which they showed during that event are a credit to both of them.  I would like to highly recommend them for any similar type of event.  We would like to wish the aptly named "Joie de Vivre" all the success they deserve for the future.  In fact, we are already looking forward to having them again soon"

 

Yannick Hugod, General Manager, Grand Cafe, Southampton

 

"Joie de Vivre played for Alresford Twinning Association's Musical Soirée on 1st February 2020.  This was an informal bistro style evening attended by 60 members and guests all with a love of France.  The music was very much enjoyed by all and Muriele's voice was a delight.  Muriele and Dominic were very engaging and met the challenge of ad hoc requests very well.  We would recommend Joie de Vivre to similar organisations and events. "

Alison Lure , Alresford Twinning Association

 

"Here at Chilworth Manor on New Year Eve 2019.  We were delighted with Muriele performing for our Manor Restaurant  guests.  The evening was exactly as we had anticipated, full of elegant music and entertaining.   We would book again and recommend for our guests to book.  Cheers Muriele so glad to work with you"

Rachel Denham, Director of Sales, Chilworth Manor Hotel

 

"We are absolutely delighted to have discovered Joie de Vivre. Muriele and Dominic's performance at our Gout de France Event was just amazing.  Our customers loved them and it felt very special.  Thank you so much et a l'annee prochaine." 

Pascal and Carine Canevet, Proprietor and Chef, Maison Bleue Restaurant, Bury St Edmunds (Michelin Starred Restaurant)

 

"Muriele entertained the 350 dancers that attended our Dance Yourself Dizzy, Parisian themed modern jive ball held at Guildhall Winchester on 5th October 2019.  Muriele has a lovely voice-truly beautiful and sang a variety of songs in French to the delight of the dancers that attended.  Even for people that do not speak French, her song choices meant that the audience could recognise the music, enjoy the performance and in some cases attempted to sing along with their interpretation of the words!  I would highly recommend asking Muriele to perform at your event.   She is a skilled and professional performer, with her own professional sound system and she brought a unique aspect to our event."

 

Danny, Managing Director of Dance Yourself Dizzy

 

"Last night you played the Beach Cafe in Southsea. My wife and I sadly were unable to stay for the whole evening but you dedicated "Je ne regret rien" to her. All the way home she cried. It meant so much to both of us. Thank you again for making our evening so special.

Much love and light "

MB and NB, Dinner Guests at Beaujolais Nouveau Dinner, Southsea Beach Cafe, November 2019

"Suzie and I wanted to thank you  for playing some lovely music at our wedding. Several of our guests have commented on how amazing the music was at the wedding and afterwards."

 

Andrew and Suzie Bullard, Wedding at Canford School in Dorset

 

"A rather belated but nevertheless a great big thank you for your entertainment last Saturday. I thought you were both absolutely charming and totally delightful. I was so glad that I engaged you both.  Your voice Muriele was simply beautiful and your selection of songs so appropriate for the audience (when they stopped to listen), but anyhow you created a wonderful atmosphere. Dominic your keyboard skills are enviable. I was sitting just out of vision but those sitting near to you told me they were immensely impressed with the speed of your fingers.

Winchester Rotary have many fundraising events during the year which I am often responsible for so I will keep your details on hand and doubtless will be in touch again.

Robert Parsons, Rotary Events Organiser, Winchester Rotary Club

Thank you very much for this wonderful evening. An evening spent with French songs that reminded me of my childhood. Everyone appreciated it. All the best" 

Jerome Renoir 40th birthday celebration in Grasmere House Hotel,  Salisbury

 

"An evening at the Plough Inn. We loved it. Great music and a lovely atmosphere.  We will have you back!"

Matt and Anna, Owners of The Plough Inn, Sparsholt

 "This evening at Mettricks Guildhall Southampton we were treated to something special.  This duo were absolutely great, such beautiful music made by only 2 people was really impressive! We cannot wait to invite them back! A wonderful thing to brighten up any day!"

Luke, Mettricks Guildhall Southampton

 

"Cellar Magnaval became encore more French this evening. The 20's ambience came to Woking with the voice of sexy Muriele and huge talent of Dominic. All our guests absolutely loved it. Can't wait for the next.  A lovely treat post-Valentine.  Merci. "

Christophe Vitalien, General Manager, Cellar Magnaval, Woking

 

"An absolutely fantastic evening at Southsea Beach Cafe! We couldn't have wished for more perfect music to accompany our Beaujolais Evening" 

 

Ben Truman, General Manager, Southsea Beach Cafe.

"It was a great night and everyone enjoyed it immensely. 

I'm sure those that came will do it again. So we must plan another one for the New Year! " 

 

Richard Adams, General Manager, South Winchester Golf Club commenting on Beaujolais Nouveau night at the club.

"Joie de Vivre were wonderful. Sounded as good as they looked. Added so much atmosphere to our day. We re-booked on the spot for next year.  Thank you very much."   

 

Liz, General Manager, Green's Wine Bar and Kitchen, Winchester commenting on Beaujolais Nouveau night 2018 at the wine bar. 

 

Initially, we saw Joie de Vivre, in Winchester and thought how wonderful they would be performing at our wedding. We were not disappointed.  Their repertoire of old French classic amourettes were beautifully delivered and extremely varied from Piaf to Brel . All our guests enjoyed listening and singing along as we danced early in the evening before dinner"  

 

A Mackay, Winchester

"The Swiss Chalet [where Joie de Vivre played a concert on Bastille Day] is a very rare “trophy property” designed and restored exclusively for Private Members only. The Chalet is one of the most famous secret landmarks used by some of the most discerning personalities in the World. From King Edward VII right through to Charlie Chaplin, Fred Astaire, Marlin Monroe to mention but a few. Today only the most exclusive guests are privy to be entertained at this amazing private residence. 

For this precise reason we have carefully selected what I would call  rising stars. I just wanted to say how thrilled we were with your performance at our private function.  Everyone commented on how amazing [Muriele's} voice was.  I have had so many people ask for your names! [Joie de Vivre were] just amazing and I can’t tell you how delighted I was! You blew our guests away with such unexpected talent. I’d highly recommend you to anyone especially anyone seeking music and performance to enhance any exquisite occasion!!  You score very high in my preferred Jazz music performance !! All the best, "

 

Myck Djurberg, East Molesey

"I was on holiday over from Ireland visiting Winchester and heard this marvellous French group, Joie de Vivre.   The singer moved with the music and really felt the music.  I told them after the gig that what I loved about them was their authenticity.  This was real music played by real musicians.  They would go down very well in Ireland because that it what they look for in Ireland-authenticity"  

M. Doherty.  Dublin