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Penfold at the Swiss Chalet ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

There's a reason that these guys have been at the top of the Swindon live music scene for such a sustained amount of time and still manage to draw the crowds. With a fantastic mix of new and old classics they'll be sure to have you singing along. They are clearly so well rehearsed that the flow of the music feels effortless and every member adds their own touch to the music to create a sound totally unique to them. This isn't a band just doing covers you really feel like they are performing them and that they want you to enjoy what they do.



Thank you for a fab night. I don't think there was a time at all when there wasn't anyone getting up and dancing!

You guys are brilliant and Mr Blue Sky was just like listening to it live with the ELO!

All I kept getting was complements on how good you all were!

Thank you once again Alan. Give my regards to the band. You are awesome!

Best regards



That was a mental night! PENFOLD rocked The Castle!! Bloody brilliant..they can come back 😎
Fridges stripped bare, nearly finished all the Carling and drank all our new Honey Tequila! Wow!
Apologies for the delay in service, we can only serve as fast as we can. Much ❤


Hi Alan and the band,

Would just like to say thank you for the 27th September, we really enjoyed the music as usual and look forward to watching you perform again soon.

Many thanks

Jan and Steve


Hi Alan, great gig last week at the New Inn. I thought the band was fantastic, you really got the crowd going and I was only sorry I couldn't stay longer. Good to see a band with strong vocals and a great drum sound. I will make a point of seeing you again soon. Cheers, Steve (from Manfred Man band).


Thank you to all you guys for contributing to another great night at the new rugby club. We've had lots of great feedback and all commenting how good you were.

Thanks again Julie


Hello Al

Thanks for playing such a great gig. Everyone was raving about you guys the next day! We had an amazing day!

Thanks again, and look forward to seeing you guys play again at some point

All the best Chris & Becky


Hi Alan,

Just wanted to send you a quick note to say a massive thank you for playing a fantastic set for our evening reception last weekend.  I looked up at one point to only see a couple of people seated as everybody was up on the dance floor, just what we wanted :-)

Lots of people were asking who you were so hopefully it might lead to some future bookings for you.

Kind Regards



Hi Penfold,

You played at our wedding at Wicks Manor on 25th June.

Firstly, so sorry for not sending a thank you message sooner!! You were fantastic and we couldn't have asked for anything better! We've both been to so many weddings where hardly anyone gets up to dance, but our dance floor was filled from start to finish. It was awesome and all of our guests had a super time and were raving about you guys for weeks. (You made my night letting me get up and sing   )

Thank you again!

Fran & Bill


Hi Guys,

I have come back down to earth now and just wanted to say what a fabulous time we had on Saturday night with you guys playing.

It was a great end to what had been an amazing day.

The songs that you chose to play were perfect and I know that we had many comments on the way back to the hotel about how good you were and that it was so nice to see a pretty packed dance floor for most of the night.

Getting Andy and I up to sing was great fun even though you had to throw my brother in law off the microphone!! 

A wonderful time was had by all and you even managed to please my mother (which is no mean feat!)

Please pass on to the other 2 members of the band as I don't have details for them.

Thank you very much.



Hi Alan

Just returned from honeymoon....  just to thank you and the boys for playing at our wedding reception - you were brilliant.  So many of our friends have commented on how great you were!

Thanks again and we'll be out to see you play in the near future. Cheers Justin


Alex Cohen wrote

Amazing night at my brothers wedding last saturday....Penfold rocked the place!
Will def be trying to catch you guys again


Sian Hanley wrote

you were amazing at the summer ball rugby club, Friday night, well done xx


Hi Al, We all had so much fun and all night people were talking about how good you were – it was perfect!  Thank you so much.  Thanks again Lorna


Hi Alan
We just wanted to send you a quick email to say thanks so much to you and the rest of the band for the amazing sets you played at our wedding a few weeks ago at Upwaltham Barns. One thing that was really important to us on the day was for everyone to be up dancing in the evening – it was more than we even hoped for and that was down to you guys! And thank you for taking the time to learn our first dance, it made it even more special.
We have been recommending you to everyone!
If there is a website you would like us to write something on let us know.
Thanks again,
Duncan & Kate



Me and Kerry would just like to thank you and your band for such a great night! The entertainment was absolutely top notch. I had a lot of comments from guests last night on how much they enjoyed the band, so just wanted to pass on all those compliments! So thank you again!

Kind Regards

Chac and Kerry


Hi Penfold

Just to say a huge thanks for your brilliant performance at the Mark Allen Tribute night in March.

Have heard nothing but excellent feedback about you all!

I've delayed contacting you as I wanted to wait until we knew the final amount raised for Wilts Air Ambulance in Mark's name, which was a staggering £7,373. Thanks for your large contribution to the evening.

Best wishes

Julie Allen


Dear Alan

I just wanted to thank you so much for playing for us on Saturday , everyone had a fab time & were talking about how good you are ,

Thanks again

Julia Anderson


Ian Rayner - Allways on top of my list to book you every year at the Swiss Chalet. Top band, great guys.