Here are a few comments from people we truly appreciate..


It is always such a pleasure to work with Barb and Laurie. From the moment I enter the Ceremony site - they have already been playing and setting the atmosphere with calming, lovely music. I immediately feel relaxed when I hear them play along with family and friends who are already present. They always contact me a few days prior to let me know that they will be playing for the Ceremony and to check in if there are any special requirements needed for the Ceremony on my end. They are true professionals and highly recognized in the Calgary Wedding Industry for having incredible customer service and a lovely repertoire of music for couples to choose from.
— Tamara Jones - Wedding Commisioner
 
I was thrilled to have Occasional Notes perform at my wedding. Their repertoire of music is extensive and impressive, appealing to all tastes and styles. I left our consultation feeling inspired, confident and excited. Occasional Notes brilliantly adds a unique and modern edge to piano performance. Their performance beautifully enhanced the atmosphere my husband and I had hoped to achieve on our wedding day. I still get goose bumps thinking about the music. I try to find other words to use to describe the music but nothing sums it up better than perfect! I would recommend Occasional Notes over and over again. Thank you so much for being such a special part of our perfect day!
— Candace & Kris September (2009)
 
Barb and Laurie are very talented individuals who are knowledgeable, professional, and responsive. They consistently strive to bring their service to the next level, while staying current in the wedding industry. We always look forward to events with Occasional Notes, and are happy to continually recommend them as we are confident our clients will be impressed with the special element they add to each events.
— Faye Westmorland - Epic Events
 
We can’t say enough wonderful things about Barb and Laurie. We asked our entire group to travel for our wedding so we wanted the experience to truly be one-of-a-kind. Occasional Notes was absolutely the icing on the cake. Right from the start Barb and Laurie were a pleasure to work with. Meeting with me in short time to do music demo’s the day I was traveling back to Ontario. I knew instantly that their style was PERFECT for our big day and they worked with our 1930’s theme to co-ordinate our music to fit to a tea! Day of the wedding they were fantastic. With a quick flip from outdoor to indoor ceremony, on account of some unexpected rain, they were quick to adapt and make it work. They even offered to stay to accommodate the downtime due to the setup delay. To top it all off, they were able to purchase, learn and play our very unusual first dance song live to go with our Tango - and it was better than we could have ever imagined.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being the most wonderful extra special touch to our day.
— Alicia & James McCracken (2013)
Occasional notes made my wedding ceremony have such a beautiful glowing feel to it. When I heard the music playing before I made my entrance, I had to tell myself not to cry. The music is what gave me that moment or that thought in my mind that said... this is it. I dont think my wedding would have been as great without Laurie and Barb.
— Cyla Clark (2012)
 
Occasional Notes is a fantastic group to work with. They are professional, talented and generous. One event in particular, our Christmas Party, was very enjoyable thanks to this group. They really helped put everyone into the spirit of the occasion, and turned a family oriented get together into a memorable and enjoyable party. The performance was great and no one wanted it to end. They have also been very generous with complimentary tickets to some of their shows. I know that those who attended had a great time and commented on the quality of the performances. I highly recommend them.
— Donna Campeau - JDRF Fund Raising Coordinator
 
Occasional Notes played at our daughter’s wedding last summer in the Okanagan Valley. Their music was wonderful. Everything was perfect from the choice of songs to the quality of the music and the timing. The ceremony was held in our backyard, and to this day, neighbours are still commenting on the beauty of the music. The ladies of Occasional Notes are very talented and understanding – they were a pleasure to work with!
— Jim & Barb Hart (2009)
 
Our experience with Occasional Notes was absolutely fantastic. From the moment we met Barb and Laurie for the consultation they made us feel at ease, they made us feel they were not going to just play the “usual”, they told us this was our day and the music was going to be what we wanted. Barb and Laurie walked us through making the music EXACTLY how we wanted, when we were unsure they would play something to reassure us. Our guests came up to us all night asking about our ceremony music, telling us how unique it was, and how US it was. Barb and Laurie took the worries away from us when it came to the perfect music for our perfect day!! :). Thank you both again. It was truly a great experience for us and we will never forget it.
— Kirsten & Nolan (2010)
"To the lovely talent housed in Occasional Notes ,
Our wedding in April was the perfect day. I never wanted a fairytale... I wanted to feel like a day full of authentic love with the people my husband and I care about most in the room to witness. We are lucky to have the ladies of occasional Notes as dear friends- the MUSIC, wow - the music made the day that much more special .Barb and Laurie sit you down and ask you questions to be able to see what makes your relationship tick. They take the time to get to know you and understand the music that moves you. They take those tidbits and run with it creating a beautiful atmosphere full of songs that will get your guests excited with anticipation as they wait for the bridal party to arrive. As a bride .. standing in the hallway with my dad waiting to go into the room and hearing the song you choose MASTERFULLY done? Tears. Happy happy tears. Every detail was perfectly passionate and professionally executed. As a bride there is absolutely no need to stress once you talk to these ladies .They know what they are doing and they will do it better than you can ever imagine. They will suggest things that suit you ...they will gather amazing singers who will sing your special songs...they will hug you at the end because they genuinely care about you. I would absolutely recommend Occasional Notes for ANY event you may be considering . The team loves what they do and that comes out beautifully through their music. "
Sincerely,
Andrea and Ryan , April 29, 2017
Andrea and Ryan April 29, 2017

Andrea and Ryan April 29, 2017

"From the time that we got engaged, we knew that we wanted Occasional Notes to play at our wedding. We had seen them perform at various events in the past and were blown away by their talent. We had booked Barb and Laurie approximately a year in advanced and every few months, they got in contact with us to see how we were doing and bounce ideas back and forth with us. They even provided us recommendations for other venues that we ended up using. The planning of our ceremony was a lot of fun. We met at the Occasional Notes studio where Barb and Laurie had already prepared many song choices that suited our personalities and music taste. We were able to identify exactly what we wanted in no time. Our ceremony would not have been the same without Occasional Notes. What a difference live music makes!! We had so many compliments from our guests and everyone had so much fun watching the Bride walk down to "I Can See The Light" at our Disney inspired wedding. " - Anna and Will- August 2, 2016

 

"Laurie and Barb were such a pleasure to work with. Their expertise and passion shine through with everything they do. They had excellent recommendations for music, even for parts of the day they weren't playing for. Having them play for our ceremony added exactly the right touch and made the day that much more special. We had multiple guests approach us and tell us how much they loved the piano playing as well. I would recommend Occassional Notes to anyone!                           "Caitlin Cunningham -March 24, 2017

  

 

"It gives me great satisfaction to be able to write this letter of recommendation for Occasional Notes. I am always amazed at their ability to adapt to any situation, creativity and their song selection.

Recently I had the opportunity to hire Occasional Notes for a Gala and due to the fact that the Gala was for a charity fundraising event the ladies at Occasional Notes jumped all in and donated their services. This is one more characteristic that has made me fall in love with Laurie and Barb, they never hesitate to lend a helping hand. During this Gala they did a complete choreographed event that included pre-dinner entertainment, dinner music and after dinner music. Their uncanny way of interacting with the audience was mesmerizing. Guests at the event would not stop talking about their entire ensemble.

The amount of talent that Occasional Notes has will fit into anyone’s style and budget. I would not hesitate to refer them to any client of my mine and continue to do so. If you are looking for a musical group that can sing, dance and entertain please look no further than Occasional Notes."

Warmest Regards,

Lesley Plumley President/Owner 

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