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“Hip operation appeared on The Live 40th Emmerdale episode on 17 October 2012.
They are a fantastic Band, all the Guys are first rate Musicians. Totally Professional and reliable.

They brought the Show to Life with their fabulous covers of popular music From Paolo Nuttini to Van Morrison, their unique sound is Stunning. I cannot recommend these Guys highly enough.”

Tony Prescott
Emmerdale 40th anniversary episode

“Just to let you know all went well at Gainsborough the guys were great and very very professional . The dance floor was never empty from the band starting to the disco finishing and my client was delighted!! THANK YOU

I would not hesitate to use you or recommend your services, to be honest although I have seen a show reel I have not seen the band live….what a treat… my foot was tapping during the warm up and you just know you have made the right decision.”

Denise Dobson Cudmore

“Steve and his band have undoubtedly provided some of the best live music that I have enjoyed…They seem to have a real mix of music which brings to life any party and any event, and always ensures that it remains one of the best in your memory. I have no hesitation in recommending Hip Operation for those who really want to enjoy themselves and have a lively party.”

Duncan Young

“Wow! You guys were fantastic! Have you thought of having a fan club?
… We all had a great time and raised quite a bit for the BVF, but the one thing everyone is saying this morning is ‘Weren’t the band great!’ …Thank you all for for putting your heart and soul (and jazz and blues and funk and pop) into the evening!”

Jill Robson

“Hi Steve, We had a very enjoyable Ball and raised just under £32k…As for the band, we have had lots and lots of feedback saying that Hip Operation were fantastic and that they catered for every kind of musical taste, and from what I saw they had people up dancing through both of their sets. There were a lot of very tired, but happy, people by the end of the night!”

Denise Wallace

“Steve, you were brilliant last night….Everybody is asking me for your details. You pitched it just right…We raised nearly £25000. Thanks once again. Will recommend you wholeheartedly.”

Sarah Blair

“Dear Steve, May I take this opportunity to thank you most sincerely for helping to make the Annual Ball really special. The evening was fabulous and the part you played in helping making it so successful was greatly appreciated. We have heard nothing but praise since returning to school and I trust you will be willing and able to participate next year. Please feel reassured that from the complementary comments we received during the evening, recommendations regarding your service may prove beneficial to you.”

Sarah Timney

“Hi Steve, Just a quick note to say thank you for your contribution to what was an excellent event last Thursday, I have had had lots of feedback saying how good Hip Operation were. I have passed your contact details & website address on to a few people so hopefully this will result in further bookings for yourselves. I will certainly be looking to book you again for next years event. Many thanks for all your efforts – please pass my thanks on to the rest of the band.”

Graham Batey

“Thanks for a great evening everyone thought you were amazing and are saying the evening was a real highlight of the conference. Thanks also for the additional entertainment the string quartet, DJ and classical guitarist got it just right, creating a wonderful ambience. Yes you are certainly on our recommended list of suppliers, I will check with the team for some of our forthcoming events.”

Sue Reay

“I would like to express our gratitude to Hip Operation for changing our dinner dance from an enjoyable evening to an amazing and memorable experience. It was such a polished performance but so full of fun, and a joy to watch and dance to. I’ve had lots of positive feedback, and I’m grateful to Hardwick Hall for recommending your band. I hope we will have the opportunity to repeat the experience.
Thanks again for making our dinner dance such a success.”

Norma Phillips

SOME kind words from Wedding clients

“The dancefloor was full all night. These guys are great musicians and performers and were a highlight of our evening. We were a room full of musicians so it was important to us the band were really strong – and they were. They also provided a great DJ and were willing to do what we asked, including playing a “Power Ballad” hour which led to all the guys with ties around their heads and everyone thought was particularly memorable!”

“They arrived and set up with no problems and after the first beat the dance floor was never empty. We used their recommended disco and that too was brilliant.”

“We had heard Hip Operation at two previous events and were the obvious choice for our wedding, we didn’t even look at other band’s / entertainment as we knew they would be fantastic – we weren’t wrong.”

“Hip operation were amazing from start to finish from a prompt responce when first booking to great entertainment on the night! We had a mix of ages and music tastes at our wedding but not a single person was left sitting down once the music started!! The band kept every one up and dancing in to the small hours and every one commented afterwards on how good they were.”

“Brilliant wedding band. Everybody was on the dance floor all night. Everybody mentioned how amazing they were. Really made our wedding.”

“Hip Operation created an excellent up beat atmosphere for our wedding reception. The choice of songs was a good mix that all our guests appreciated. They interacted with the crowd & got everyone dancing. Lots of our guests commented the next day on how good they were.”

“We booked Hip Operation for our wedding after a friends recommendation. There was an appropriate level of contact before the event and all my emails were answered when I had questions to ask. On the day, they set up their stage without disruption to the wedding event going on around them. The band were excellent and highly professional, filling the dance floor with every song they played. We also hired their disco which we chose the songs for. This was also great. The band have been booked by my sister in law for her up coming wedding and I am thoroughly looking forward to hearing them again.”

“Myself and my husband looked at lots of bands for our wedding and were sold on hipoperation from the start, they were professional friendly and gave there all, they were great to work with and didn’t let us down at all, they were total value for money and everyone loved them”

“I booked Hip Operation for my daughter’s wedding(Charlotte Purcell) formerly Parker on recommendation from the wedding planner and we were not disappointed.From first contact with Steve Dolder to book the band to playing at the wedding you could not find fault.From the minute they started to play they had the guests up dancing all night. Fantastic.I would certainly book them again.”

“We got married abroad at the end of August but were having an Evening Reception in the UK at the beginning of September and wanted a band as we thought it would benefit all of our guests older and younger. Hip Operation were absolutely amazing couldn't have been better, we also had the dj who was also amazing. Everyone still comments on how good the band was that night. Would love to see them again.”

“Hip Operation were absolutely fantastic, they made the wedding reception and everyone got up to dance from the oldies to the young ones. After our wedding many of the guests asked for contact details for the band and commented on how good they were. We were absolutely over the moon with them. They really did make our day even more special.”

“The band were great throughout the process, from the moment I booked they were prompt to get back in touch, always available to discuss requirements. On the day, they arrived on time, and set up with no fuss or disruption to guests, and their performance on the night was fantastic and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. So many of our guests have commented on the night, or after the wedding about what a brilliant band they were. They created a great atmosphere and ensured the dance floor was filled through both their sets.”


“One of the highlights of our wedding was a jam packed dance floor we wanted a great party and we got one very lively and fun band with excellent to dance to we loved it and so did our guests who keep telling us how great the band was”

“All of our guests commented on how Hip Operation made our reception event a one to remember. Everyone absolutely loved them and would use them for any future celebrations they may have – Especially a wedding event!!!”

“Excellent band, well organised beforehand and played a brilliant set. They were one of the highlights of out wedding.”

“They were absolutely brilliant and very professional. There was no awkward empty dance floor at the reception as everyone was up dancing. Highly recommended!”

“Great band. They really got the party started. Everyone who attended our wedding said how fantastic the band was.”

“Excellent band who are very talented and an excellent choice for a wedding…would highly recommend”

“Hip Operation were fantastic on our wedding night. They provided upbeat and lively music in 2 x 45min sets, creating the perfect party atmosphere we wanted for our day. The quality was first class from their sound, to they professionalism. I can’t recommend them enough!”

“Hip Operation really mad our evening reception. The were easy to communicate with from the very beginning and nearly every guest went out of their way to comment on how good the band were. There are high quality musicians with an excellent range of tunes and they know how to put on a show.”

“The dance floor was full from start to finish and after the first set the guests couldn’t wait for them to start up again. The transition between songs was seamless and didn’t leave guests with the chance to leave the dancefloor as the next hit was already playing before they knew it!”

“The band were very professional and very good musicians and vocals. overall, I was impressed and would certainly recommend then in the future and use them again”

“An excellent band, everyone commented on how professional they were”

“Excellent band who go the extra mile to ensure wedding is perfect. Could not fault them. All the guests commented on how good they were.”

i think you get the idea!

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