ABU were the best I've ever heard them, & Nick (Walden) [caller] was grinning just to be on stage with the great Bill Caddick. - Gordon Potts [caller & dancer], Chippenham 2010.
- "Quite a lot of bands play competent lumpy music that starts at a medium level, carries on at that level and then stops. They're OK. Other bands such as All Blacked Up think that isn't enough. They excite you, exhaust you and you still want more!" - Steve Harris, eCeilidh 2009.
- It was exactly what I wanted to celebrate my 50th and to be honest, I have never had so much fun and enjoyed a barn dance so much in my life and I could not believe how much fun everyone else were having and that was all down to the band!! – Satisfied customer in Southampton .
- Fee Lock [caller]…had a stonkingly brilliant time with All Blacked Up at Middlewich!
We hadn't seen All Blacked Up for many years until recently [7th May 2010] and they reminded us how good they were. An immediate rebooking followed. Haddenham Ceilidhs.
[ABU: Haddenham Ceilidhs, as well as re-booking us for this year [Jan 2011] , have also booked us for their Festival on Dec 3rd 2011!].
All Blacked Up - what can we say? Been around a long time, throbbing rhythm, pulsating beat melodeons galore and that added ingredient Bill Caddick. He's been there done that; shadow puppets, solo performer, singer/songwriter and no slouch on the guitar. If you want him to sing over the hills and far away - he will oblige, be sure to join in the chorus...”
“All Blacked Up...bring jazz and R&B to an infectious traditional English groove”
Barry Callaghan: Hardcore English
“When it comes to infectious ceilidh music guaranteed to get even the most reluctant feet tapping, if not dancing, All Blacked Up are among the best”
Folk London Magazine
“...driving, full-bodied yet eminently danceable music”
What’s Afoot Magazine