"Outstanding drum band down at the harbour this afternoon."
"It was great to see you on Saturday in Folkestone, you were fantastic as you always are. The drums really
give the children a good rhythm to walk and jig along the road to and local people love the carnival."
"I saw you yesterday at the Folkestone Charivari and was blown away. Amazing drumming, fantastic rhythms,
tremendous verve and an all-round great vibe - I defy anyone to stand still." - Bob
"May I just congratulate the Batala Band who performed on The Leas at Folkestone today. We thought they
were absolutely brilliant. Please come to Folkestone again!" - Sarah
"I have never heard anything so captivating, it was brilliant, I loved the beat, rhythm, and atmosphere,
the volume was fantastic and I was drumming with you to the beat in my mind and still have it in my head!!!"
"Just watched most of your performance leading the Carnival Procession at Southsea today - fabulous! Love
the music, and the costumes, and *well* impressed with the stamina! You must have been playing for nearly two
hours today, with only a 10-minute break in the middle - stunning stuff." - Nigel
"All in all it was a fantastic day and many people commented on how amazing you guys are." - James
"Batala, are not only brilliant, but so so talented as well. From the first moment they played, there
was an incredible high from everyone that was at the event. People started to come from the beach, just to see
what was going on... that moment for us at the Alverbank House Hotel, was a moment to relish."
"I watched your gig in Eastleigh at the weekend and thought it was awesome– absolutely fantastic."
"I had many complimentary comments about your performance, everyone seemed to really enjoy Batala."
- Hedge End Carnival Committee
"Your support at the Southampton Mile was invaluable and greatly appreciated. The atmosphere on the day
was amazing and we couldn’t have done it without you!" - Sport Relief.
"A fantastic session. The band was well received by all and the public impressed. Thankyou." - Winchester
District Scout Chairman.
"If I had dropped dead and died in Fareham High St infront of you I would have been a happy man.!!"