On Saturday 14 January 2023 we held our wedding at Windy Ridge Te Awamutu.
We employed the services of Alan Reeves from Going Bananas as our MC and DJ.
We knew about Alan as he had D J ed my sisters wedding 6 years previously and did a brilliant job.
On the day Alan set up his sound system outside in the garden and played background music before the ceremony started.
He nailed all the songs for walking up the aisle, register and walking back up the aisle.
Alan and then set up his gear for the reception and while we were away for photographs he played background music which was very well received.
Upon returning he played the song we had for entrance to reception and then introduced all the speakers. Not only did he introduce the speakers but had a special song for each one which the audience loved.
During the dinner Alan played very nice background music.
He then set up for the wedding party and what a party it was!
All the guests loved it! We had the shoe game, we had the married couples dance, we had throwing the Boquet and we had removing the garter and even at one stage we had a country hoe down!
The party was brilliant and the dancefloor was packed. He managed to get people involved and our guests had so much fun.
Alan Reeves and Going Bananas has our highest recommendation. If you intend to have a wedding which your guests will remember then he is your man!
Chev and Kim Pilkington - Windy Ridge Te Awamutu -
January 14th 2023
We had the best day of our lives. We thought you did such an excellent job and we had so many comments from our guests confirming the same. We all particularly loved your skill at getting all the guests on the dance floor, your flexibility throughout the night and of course your great taste in music.?You made the whole process so easy for us from start to finish, from the helpful list of songs you provided at the beginning, your responsiveness to our questions throughout the planning process and your presence on the day, your took our event to the next level!!
CAM AND COURT WATKINS - WEDDING MEADOWHILL WHAKATANE -
February 22nd 2020
Thank you Alan for being our MC and DJ at our wedding. We were absolutley delighted with Alan’s professionalism and fun. He reads the audience well and ensures all are enjoying themselves. I was impressed that Alan contacted the venue management prior to determine arrangements and that our wedding proceeded without a hitch.
ROSALIE AND GLENN - WEDDING BEAUFORDS MANUREWA
September 6th 2019
ROBIN BIRCH - REVISION MID WINTER XMAS PARTY
August 2nd 2019
Thank you so much for being our DJ at our special day, It was such an amazing day and night, All the music you played during the ceremony was perfect and the music throughout the night suited all our guests we had so many comments about how awesome you were, and you made sure everyone was up dancing and enjoying themselves. You were very professional and we would highly recommend Going Bananas to anyone looking for a DJ for a wedding or event.
Sam & Marika Kidd - Tihoi Kinloch
April 18th 2019
We had a great time. Thank you for your part in making it a successful day. Jono's enthusiasm was infectious and he had the dance floor buzzing. It was a lot of fun.
Aretha and Josh - Wedding Ngunguru Northland
March 1st 2019
Big thanks to Going Bananas! Jono Reeves was our DJ and MC for the night and was just amazing. He knew exactly what music suited the guests, everyone was up dancing and all said the music choice was perfect. Our families love to dance and can sometimes be a bit picky but jono absolutely nailed it. Very professional and would highly recommend.
Rob and Karen Cooke - Wedding Davies Bay Northland
February 16th 2019
Thank you so much for being our DJ Alan. You made our wedding so enjoyable- everyone had a blast.
Lisa and Mike Pomare - Wedding Bridgewater Country Estate
December 15th 2018
You really made our day that much more amazing! He managed to get everyone dancing and just made our day over all that much easier. The photographer said it was the best wedding of their season to see everyone up and having a good time.
Thank you Alan for helping make our day the best day of our lives and successful first step for our next venture together.
James and Laura - Wedding Tikipunga Football Club Whangerei
March 31st 2018
We definitely recommend Going Bananas for your wedding/event!
Our DJ was Alan Reeves and he was very reliable, funny and just really good at reading the crowd. We asked him to be the MC and threw him a couple of last minute requests, and he just managed to pull things off!
With his humour and good collection of songs he managed to make all of our guests feel relaxed, festive and just comfortable to let loose on the dance floor.
All of our guests had good comments about the night!
Thank you very much for making the night as fun as it was. Alan all the best!
Andrew and Anne - Wedding Port Albert Hall
March 10th 2018
Thank you for providing the music and sound assistance for our wedding. Jono Reeves was great and listened to what we wanted on our big day and delivered it with ease. We had a great day and the music made for a great party which everyone enjoyed very much.
Jared and Rose - Wedding Tawharanui Lodge
March 10th 2018
A massive thank you to Alan Reeves for being the DJ at our wedding, Alan did a fantastic job of mixing the music to suit everyone’s need during the day and evening, all our guests were raving about how good it was and that he was able to keep everyone dancing all night long.
A big highlight for us was playing the love and marriage song, I never planned it and it was a really special touch to the evening, especially getting all the great advice about how how the couples married the longest have made their marriage successful. It was this sort of effort that made Alan an excellent choice for you who are looking for a DJ at your next event.
Alan was very easy to work with, we chose the gold package so we could have him for the whole show from ceremony, during canapes, dinner and the evening and it was well worth it!
Sean and Phillipa Finning - Wedding The Narrows Landing Hamilton
January 27th 2018
Nikita and Freddy Gane - Wedding Whakatane
December 17th 2017
Thank you very much for your hard work you had put in to make our day such a big success. All our guests had a great time on the dance floor, everyone was dancing and enjoying themselves. You did an amazing job adjusting the music to make sure the dance floor was occupied. What also impressed us was seeing you not only acting as a DJ but also activley convincing the youth to move to the rhythm.
Well done and big applause. We had the best day of our lives. Thank you Alan Reeves
Angela and Jens - Vowel renewal Ceremony Formosa Country Club
December 17th 201
Thank you so much for everything. Jono was fantastic last night, he created an awesome atmosphere and the night was absolutely pumping the whole time. Everyone loved it and Jono Reeves really new what songs needed to be played and when. Everyone just kept saying they couldn’t believe how much fun it was. The little games and final exit that he organised was great, the dance floor was packed the entire time.
We are blown away and stoked that we went with Going Bananas. Brad and I had planned to leave earlier but it was so great we stayed the whole night!
We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone and everyone. Thank you so much for a fantastic night
Brad and Sarah - Wedding La Cigal Parnell
December 15th 2017
I’d like to recommend our amazing wedding DJ-Alan Reeves from Going Bananas. Alan travelled all the way across the North Island to be our DJ, playing the perfect pre ceremony music, ceremony songs, cocktail hour music and of course kept everyone on the dance floor all night!!
Alan was inundated with requests and took it all in his stride, he kept the dance floor pumping with the old and young guests, and added special touches and games to make our wedding extra special.
Our guests have been asking who he was, as he was such a key part of our day.
He even found perfect sound bites for each speaker, I still don’t know how he got them so perfect for each person? Alan is such a talent, and so much more than a DJ.
I couldn’t recommend him high enough! If there was an option for more than 5 stars we would be giving it!
Abby and Sam Hughes - Wedding Lacewood Estate Wairarapa
December 9th 2017
Lauren and Christian - Wedding Abbeyville
March 18th 2017
Lola and I are very grateful for your help with our wedding. Going Bananas sound system and music were excellent with a very good and professional DJ.
We’ll not hesitate to recommend Going Bananas to our friends. If you need any references for prospective clients please let us know and we’ll happily write one for you.
Ben and Lola's Wedding - Manukau Events Centre
February 11th 2017
We absolutley loved Jono as the MC and DJ at our Wedding. He was amazing and a crowd favourite. I cannot emphasise how amazing and funny Jono was as he literally made our reception a memory that we will never forget. It was lovely of him to mix Cambodian and English music and happily accepted Cambodian music when our guests requested it. Every home will be talking about how great he was and they will definitly remember him when they need a DJ or MC. We just want to say a big thank you to you both for all the hard work and effort you put into us especially Jono for our New Years Wedding.
I would highly recommend Going Bananas to all my friends and family.
Logan and Tia - Wedding Castaway Resort
January 1st 2017
Thank you so much for being the DJ at our wedding. We had an amazing day. After talking to most of our family they all agreed what an awesome day it was. They loved the & challenges & you set and overall just had an amazing time. Thank you so much for making the night what it was awesome.
We will definitely be recommending you.
Tracey-Lee and Conrad - Wedding Remuera Club
December 16th 2016
My husband and I had Alan Reeves from Going Bananas to DJ our Persian Wedding. He met me and we worked together on songs which were mainly from Iran(Persia). We had a great night and Alan ensured the dance floor was full all night long. We recommend Alan highly and even if you have an ethnic wedding he sure will nail the music.
Sepi and Ali - Wedding Remuera club
November 12th 2016
We used Going Bananas for our wedding reception. They were very professional and met up with us prior to our wedding to find out our expectations and a list of our favourite songs. Music is such a vital component to a great party and our DJ Jono nailed it. The Going Bananas team followed our brief and all our favourite songs were played throughout the evening. My husband and I could relax and enjoy the party. There was an electric vibe in the room and the music played a crucial role in creating this ambience! Our guests loved the music and Jono had the dance floor pumping until the venue closed at 1.00am. We couldn’t be more pleased with how the night went and thank Going Bananas for help making it so special for us.
David and Anna's Wedding Mantells on the Water
October 1st 2016
Outstanding DJ and special friend to so many of us, you are Alan. Rob and Kellee could not have picked a better man. You truly helped make theirs and all of our night a great time. So much fun and it felt like we were one big family.
You truly made the night with your fantastic music you played and allowing us special requests. Everyone should have you as their Wedding DJ!