We can't thank you enough for our wedding, especially for being so flexible with our running late with the meal/speeches. We really did appreciate you staying on later than planned, it was very much appreciated. Elaine and I think you and the band were absolutely fantastic. You got the atmosphere just right - stylish but very relaxed, and most importantly, great great fun - it was everything we hoped for the evening! We have been receiving nothing but rave reviews from our family and friends ever since.
Our sincerest personal thanks to you Sean for everything - we do hope you are well and wish you all the best in the future. Please pass on our regards and thanks to all of the band as well.
Nairn and Elaine
Parkanaur Manor House, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone
Both Barry & I would like to thank you and the band for the fantastic performance and party atmosphere you created on our wedding day.
As we mentioned when we first made contact, we were not having a traditional wedding but the most important part for us was having the perfect band for our after party. As two avid music lovers of Big Band and the RAT Pack era, we were delighted to be able to listen to the Frankly Sinatra repertoire on your website (excellent facility).
I can say with hand on heart that you and the guys fulfilled and exceeded the hopes we had for our after party. Without you the evening would not have been such a great success. The atmosphere was perfect, very relaxed with both young and old having a fantastic time. We both spent so much time on the dance floor and after looking back at the photos, there was always a Cheshire cat smile on both our faces. This we can only attribute to the smoothness of your voice and the brilliance of the music.
We have received nothing but rave reviews from our family, friends, staff and a number of patrons of the golf club.
Currently looking for an excuse to host a party so that we can book you and the guys again.
Many thanks for your musical magic.
Cecelia & Barry
Glen of the Downs Golf Club
We've just about caught our breaths since the best day of our lives on Saturday. Thank you so much for a fantastic drinks reception. Frankly Sinatra was simply outstanding and many of our guests thought the same.
Kieran and Tara
Dromoland Castle, Co. Clare
When we were planning our wedding, we had very few “deal breakers” but one was the music. It had to be polished in performance, engaging for all the guests and smooth in delivery. We have both been to wedding where the music is too loud, appealing just to one section of the audience or indeed just noise. Frankly Sinatra is different. Sean Hession and his band effortlessly deliver the classics sounds of the Rat pack and lots more. From the youngest to the oldest, everybody commented on the inclusive music selection. The constantly full dancefloor was a testimony to Sean’s engaging voice, seemingly effortless transition from one classic to the next. All in all, the evening was a wow. We would like to thanks Sean and his band for making our once in a lifetime evening - a once in a lifetime musical experience!
Bryan & Liz
Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin
"Many thanks Sean to you and your band for making our wedding reception a great success - we loved your performance, our guests stayed on the dance floor right up to the end. You created a tremendous atmosphere which delighted our guests. Thanks to your skill and timing, both of us were relaxed for the first dance and we enjoyed ourselves immensely. We would recommend you and the band to anyone who is looking for a first class experience from a true professional who clearly enjoys his work".
David and Jessica O'Reilly
Kilkea Castle, Co. Kildare
Frankly Sinatra played at our wedding in May and were fantastic. While I was a big fan and had seen Sean in the National Concert Hall on two occasions we were hoping that our wedding guests would enjoy the music as much as we did. Everyone loved it and it is the only wedding I have ever been too where nearly everyone was on the dance floor. I would have no hesitation to recommend Sean and the band who were very professional and really made our wedding special. We only had an hour left for the D.J.!
Finnstown House, Co. Kildare
You and your extraordinary band have remained in our memory throughout our honeymoon. At this moment we are listening to your great songs in Andorra - many thanks for the CD's. We would just like to say thank you very much. Our wedding was a really exceptional day for us and you made it possible. Your performance exceeded our expectation in every way. Please convey to your band our grateful thanks.
Eduard Navarro and Núria Cercós
Ashford Castle, Co. Mayo
Just wanted to thank yourself and your band for a great evening's entertainment. We wanted to add a bit of quality and class to the evening and you certainly did that. Yourself and the band sounded and looked the part. Thanks for sticking to the playlist - I still remember the whole room singing along with High hopes. The older part of the gathering enjoyed the fact that they could stay and enjoy the music as it was not too loud. The common feedback among all our guests was 'class act'. It was like Frank was in the room.
You were very professional to deal with and your excellent singing backed by quality musicians made a special evening great.
Lesley & Morgan McGuire
Portlick Castle, Co. Westmeath
Thank you so much for such a fantastic performance at our wedding in September 2008. You and your band were superb and added such a brilliant extra dimension to our wedding reception - we loved every minute of your music, and as you saw, so did all the guests! Thank you also for the professionalism and skill you showed to turn our day into such a memorable one (especially vis a vis the saxophone player!!).
Sarah & Robert McDonagh
Brooke Lodge, Co. Wicklow
We can't thank you enough for making our special day an night to remember. Look forward to seeing you perform soon.
Alan and Gillian O'Keeffe
David and I married recently at Kinnitty Castle. I just wanted to write to say that we were not disappointed - Frankly Sinatra was just excellent. We had a blast and enjoyed every minute of the evening. I was only sorry that we didn't have time for any dance lessons before the wedding. Both of us had two left feet and didn't do justice to the amazing music. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed your performance. Please extend our appreciation to the rest of the lads. Hope you like the card, I picked it up at the Cal/ Neva resort in Tahoe, where Frank Sinatra used to headline in the 60's..actually I think he owned it.
Best of luck for the future.
Anita Ahmed and David Noravan
We just wanted to thank you for everything. The professionalism of yourself and your band helped us have the most amazing day of our lives. Family and friends are still talking about you, and many were asking, "Was that really Louis Stewart?" I can't remember being at a wedding where the guests were shouting "Encore" and "More" at the end of the night. It truly was a night we will cherish for the rest of our lives.
Peter & Aoife Campbell
"I couldn't count the number of compliments we have received from friends and family about Frankly Sinatra. We hired Sean and his 16 piece big band for our wedding and they created a truly magical evening for us. From our first dance together as a married couple to the last with all our guests gathered round it was a fantastic experience; one we will never forget. I can honestly say that Frankly Sinatra MADE our wedding, it was by far the highlight of our reception. I had always dreamed of having a classic and romantic 50's fairytale evening reception, and Sean and his band more than created this for us. It was the next best thing to having Ol' blue eyes and the Tommy Dorsey band there!"
Stephen and Aoife Clark
Many thanks for the excellent and swinging music you provided at the wedding reception for my daughter, Sarah, at the Brooklodge last Saturday. All our guests enjoyed it as much as I did (and I am an avid Sinatra fan), and it added a lot to a wonderful occasion.
Brooke Lodge, Co. Wicklow
(Just back from honeymoon in Cuba:)
We wanted to say a hugh thank you to you and all the band for making our wedding so memorable. Everyone was raving about you afterwards. You all did a terrific job and everyone really enjoyed the music. (Especially me, it was amazing to get the chance to sing with such great professionals!)
Wishing you all a happy and busy 2009.
Ciara and Graham Spiller
Roganstown Golf and Country Club
"We got married on the 12th of August in the Osprey Hotel in Naas. We decided to get Sean Hession to sing at our reception as we had heard him in the National Concert Hall before. We thought this would be different as wedding receptions can be long. He was a huge hit with our guests. We cannot fault his performance. He was there before any one arrived and kept everyone entertained till the meal. His professionalism was only out shown by his remarkable voice. There was such a relaxed atmosphere about the reception. Money well spent in our eyes as the party started early and kept the entire wedding group together. Everyone was in such high spirits after Nearly 3 Hours of Frankly Sinatra."
Thanks again Sean
Mr. & Mrs. Hugh Hyland
"A quick mail to say thank you very much for putting on a top class performance at our wedding on the 18 August. It was great to see the dance floor full all night. The compliments from our guests are still coming in. We would highly recommend you to any couple looking for a band to play fun, romantic and boppy music on their special day."
Yvonne & Eddie Kelly
"My wife and I knew that we wanted live music at our wedding that young and old would enjoy; we found this in Sean Hession. Sean and his band added ambiance and atmosphere with their expert renditions of Sinatra music. They kept everyone on the dance-floor with a wide range of romantic to danceable songs.
They say that music makes a party and in this case our wedding was made even more memorable by 'Frankly Sinatra'."
Robert & Catherine Buckley
Thanks Sean for all your help with our wedding celebrations. Thanks to the skill and professionalism of you and your band our special occasion was turned into a night to remember for all who attended. Frankly Sinatra turned out to be a great talking (and dancing!) point for everybody during the night. I can highly recommend Sean and his band for any wedding or special occasion. It was a great "ice breaker" and took us swiftly from the formal part of the day to a relaxed, swinging evening. Thanks again Sean, we hope to see you soon at one of your concerts.
Mark and Nuala Byrne
Summerhill House Hotel, Enniskerry.
"I recently got married in Tattersalls, Ratoath, Co. Meath. Frankly Sinatra provided the entertainment on the night and both my husband Brian and I, along with all of our guests thoroughly enjoyed their performance.
I gave Sean (Hession) instructions before the night, that I wanted up-tempo, lively music throughout their performance to ensure that everyone was on the floor! I can honestly say, the dance floor was packed for the entire night!!
Frankly Sinatra not only get the crowd going but interacted with them and played a fantastic mixture of golden oldies and newer crooner tunes! We would both gladly recommend Frankly Sinatra as an ideal band to suit all weddings and would have no hesitation in using them again for other suitable events."
Niamh and Brian
"I recently got married on the 19th of August in Kilshane House in Tipperary. My husband and I had a truly wonderful day. For many of our family and friends the highlight of the day had to be our outstanding band which was Frankly Sinatra! Our one request for Sean was to have the floor full all night, and to say he kept his promise was an understatement! Sean was professional from the start, he was the only person we talked to with regards to our music for the wedding and I knew straight away he was just what we wanted, he sent us a CD and was booked without question.
If you are looking for a great and original performance from a voice as smooth as Sinatra himself, Sean is the one; your guests of all ages will be on the floor all night wishing the night to never end! I would recommend Sean to anyone; he and his band are professional, friendly, great fun and incredibly talented!"
Stephanie & Michael Coyne
Sean, Just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for performing at our Wedding in Kinnitty Castle. You and your band were superb and the professionalism you showed from the outset really made Helen and myself relax - one less thing to worry about. On the night itself the music was brilliant and everyone commented on how full the dance floor was for your entire set - everybody was up dancing from the start. It was a great ending to a great day.
Ger & Helen Carr
Many thanks to you and your guys for Friday night. We absolutely loved it and the reaction from everyone that was there continues to be uniformly extremely positive - from very young to very old! Thanks for helping to make the day very special and making a good party, great! We'll see you at one of your concerts.
John & Sinead
We have just arrived back from our travels in Thailand tanned and happy so this is the first time we have had to send you our thanks and appreciation for your wonderful music.
The feedback from our friends and family is amazing and the photographs of everyone dancing is fantastic.
Again thanks for everything
We had a wonderful night mainly thanks to you and your band.
Breffni and Keith
Glendalough Hotel, Co. Wicklow
Just a quick note to say thank you so much for a fantastic performance at our wedding in September. The guests have not stopped talking about you and your band. It really made the night for us and took the pressure off. I'm not one for chat forums but I felt compelled to find one in order to recommend you: http://www.weddingsonline.ie/
Sean Hession (Frankly Sinatra) played at our wedding in September. We were blown away. The dance floor was full throughout the night and the guests loved it. Sean and his crew were very professional and despite our speeches running well overtime, he reassured us by telling us to forget about the
entertainment, that was his job and that he would play the full set,
regardless of how long it took. He mingled with the guests between sets chatting with them and making sure everybody was enjoying themselves. In fact the band stayed up until about 5am playing sets with the guests in the members bar, fantastic night. Frankly Sinatra was worth every penny, and if you can get these guys you'll be guaranteed a great night and at least it will be one part of your wedding you don't need to worry about.
Mark and Elaine Corrigan
Any opportunity we get to further recommend you we will.
Many thanks again
Mark and Elaine Corrigan
Capella Hotel, Cork
CLAIRE & MARC,
Both Marc and I wanted to send our genuine thanks to you for creating an amazing atmosphere at our wedding. One of the most critical parts of any wedding, in my opinion, is the music selection. We came across your website during the early days of wedding planning. As soon as we listened to some of your soundbytes we knew we had to have you play at our wedding. Everything evolved from there, our entire wedding was themed around your music and led us to decorating the ballroom in our 'Black and Bling' theme. This really created a fantastic stage on which you excelled.
The music was everything we had hoped it would be and much much more. It was a huge success and your professionalism and kind nature made everything run so smoothly. All of our guests loved it. You worked with us to change the structure slightly and first started with a 30 minute sit-down show for our guests while dessert was served, this was something different and a throw back to the Rat Pack days and the Las Vegas shows. Then it was time for our first dance followed by an hour of dancing with our guests. It worked so well with your style of music and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for doing that for us. Having the 12-piece band supporting you was incredible.
Thank you for making our dreams come true.
Claire & Marc Tenwick
MARRIOTT DRUIDS GLEN
We'd like to thank you so much for helping celebrate our perfect day. Both Sarah and myself love Sinatra and having you there was like being with the man himself - We can't stress how much we enjoyed your performance as well as the guests who were at the wedding -
Our Wedding Video shows it. I don't think the Four Seasons dance floor has ever been so packed from start to finish. Young and old dancing the night away it was a great performance. We will be keeping an eye out for you as we will definitely come and see you again. Thanks for helping making our day a truly, once in a life time experience. Best wishes for the future and I recommend any one hiring entertainment to experience the talents of Sean "Sinatra" Hession.
Dave & Sarah Cruddas
The Four Seasons Hotel, Dublin
“It’s no secret that I’m a fan of swing music and Sinatra really was the leader of the pack. Hearing Sean sing is a funny sensation because he has an uncanny resemblance to the sound of Sinatra. Close your eyes and it’s like listening to the legendary crooner himself.”
3. November, 2009
“Thank you for the outstanding entertainment you provided for our client’s Sales Meeting. You not only provided the perfect playlist for the themed gala dinner, you rose to the occasion and dressed in appropriate attire too!
Your performance was excellent, faultless, providing background music during the dinner and upping the tempo after. Thank you for being part of our client’s event and making it such a success.
I would not hesitate to recommend you, and I know I will be working with you guys again in the future”
In 2 Events Limited
Royal Marine Hotel, DunLaoghaire, Co. Dublin
Sean Hession has been made an honorary member of the Sinatra Music Society for his contribution to the music industry.
"It is with great pleasure and delight I and the members of SMS, Dublin welcome Irelands' own Sean Hession as honorary member of the Sinatra Music Society, Dublin Branch.
I sincerely hope he will find the association fruitful and rewarding!"
1. June, 2009
"Standing ovation - says it all - Sinatra's living ambassador!"
Paddy Hickey, Lions Club
Premier Hall, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
The Sinatra Music Society would like to thank Sean Hession for his contribution in perpetuating the musical legacy of Frank Sinatra, one of the greatest entertainers of the 20th century. He was the man who set the standards by which singers of all popular songs are judged. No other singer has taken so many erstwhile ordinary songs by singing them in his own inimitable style transformed them into what are now known as standards. Now that the songs are performed to a new generation by artists like Sean Hession the music will live on.
Sec. SMS Dublin
Sinatra Music Society
On behalf of Allphar Services and myself I would like to express our gratitude to "Frankly Sinatra" for the fantastic job you did which made the 34th Allphar Principal Dinner a great success. Your professionalism both prior to the event and on the night itself put my mind at ease and allowed me to concentrate on the other details of the event. I have received many emails, letters and notes from the directors which attend commenting on how entertaining you guys were. From the very first song you created the perfect atmosphere with your hypnotic voice and music.
It was an absolute pleasure to work with you and your team and I look forward to working together in the future.
Sophia McLoughlin, Allphar Services Limited
Westin Hotel, Dublin
By far the best performer of Ol' Blue Eyes material is Dubliner Sean Hession. A Late Night -- a new album with long-time collaborator Louis Stewart -- is a typically fine collection of Sinatra renderings. On Saturday, December 15, Hession -- best known under the Frankly Sinatra moniker -- and the 16-piece Dave Gold big band plays the Helix, Dublin, and is heartily recommended.
"The Unique Group has contracted the services of Frankly Sinatra for the past number of years for some of its highest and largest profile events. The act under the professional guidance of Sean Hession is quite simply the best on the market. Their approach to each of our events is extremely professional, their set up is seamless, their advice professional and their understanding of how to keep our audiences entertained and dancing is without question. Whenever Unique are planning an event, Frankly Sinatra is always the first act to be suggested to our profile clients."
Sales Director, The Unique Group.
WOW what a performance, what a night!
On behalf of the Board of Management of Milford National School I would like to thank you and your band for the amazing performance last Saturday evening. Our charity event was a huge success. The dance floor was full from your first song and it was clear nobody wanted the entertainment to end and that is a testament to your professionalism.
The feed back on the band has all been positive, I've been asked for your details by a number of the guests which I will be delighted to pass on.
From the initial booking to the final invoice it has been a pleasure working with you.
Until the next time!
Board of Management
Milford National School
Castletroy Hotel, Limerick
Sean Hession and Frankly Sinatra are experts in their field. From the initial enquiry stage through to the event, Frankly Sinatra proved to be extremely efficient, obliging and professional. At a number of corporate events that we organised the feedback was phenomenal. The performance is always world class and I would highly recommend Frankly Sinatra. Our clients danced the night away and thoroughly enjoyed Sean Hession/Frankly Sinatra's entertainment.
H A Group
"WOW!", "Fantastic!" , "Great night", "Let us know when they are here again".....were a few of the comments we received from our customers about Sean Hession and his band after they played at the Malton last May. We staged an event after the Killarney Races. Our aim was to make the Malton the leading venue for after race entertainment. We centred the evening around great food and Sean delivered a fantastic show. The night was a huge success. Apart from being a great entertainer Sean was flexible and worked with the team to ensure the event was a tremendous hit.
"Sean Hession and the band Frankly Sinatra really added that extra something to our New York themed event last October. Professional from start to finish, Sean was a pleasure to deal with and without question, an extremely polished and accomplished performer. Needless to say, the crowd were wowed and a very successful and fun evening was had. I certainly would have no hesitation in recommending Sean for any event, whether it be corporate or private."
AUDI Marketing & Communications
Sean Hessian, aka Frankly Sinatra, put on a Christmas performance in the Helix, DCU, Dublin 9, in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation. It was a brilliant night with all the Frank Sinatra songs we know and love performed so well. I felt if I closed my eyes I could have been listening to Ol' Blue Eyes himself. His daughter Kate made her stage singing debut on the night as well, which was just gorgeous. The crowd were singing along to every song and we didn’t want him to stop singing.
Apart from putting on a great show Sean Hessian didn’t pay himself one penny and gave all the proceeds of his ticket sales and cd sales to the Irish Heart Foundation. This money will go towards preventing heart disease and stroke in the Irish population.
Events and Corporate Fundraiser
Irish Heart Foundation
Mahony Hall, Helix, DCU, Dublin