***REVIEWS & NEWS***
40 EVENT *BELINDA MARCH 2018
"Dynamic, entertaining and fun. A Big Voice ably combined a range of music and games at a good pace for the children. Nursery rhymes, disco and the party theme music were all worked into a hour of magic for the children. It was wonderful to see the children engaged and enjoying the fun, all with great encouragement from The Big Voice. If you’re looking for party entertainment, A Big Voice has the repertoire and energy to energise your special occasion. My children Jacob (4) and Naomi (3) were singing and dancing away this morning after yesterdays party to "I like to move it move it after your party game where this song was played..."! Belinda
39 EVENT *ZANETA JULY 2016
Very well- run disco party for a large group of o6 year olds! Maria kept them all entertained, and the music, lights, bubble mashing were brilliant. Also the games played were fun and Maria kept all the kids involved. Very enthusiastic and cheery personality, great with kids. Birthday girls loved their party, thank you.
38 EVENT *NICOLE 2016
Maria and Kat were amazing! Maria entertained at my daughter's birthday last year and made such an impression that my daughter requested her again for this year. The energy that Maria brings is admirable and I'm glad it is her and not me. All 26 kids were entertained and thoroughly enjoyed all the songs. Thank so much Maria. Nicole
37 EVENT *SAMUELA MAY 2016
I hired Maria for the birthday party of my 3 year old daughter. Maria did an amazing job entertaining the children with songs, action games, dancing & magical stories with puppets and props. The children were very much involved and loved the vibrant colours, sound effects, disco lights and the puppets especially. As a parent I couldn't expect anything better to entertain such a demanding public and my daughter liked every single minute. Happy daughter, happy mum
36 EVENT *JAKE MARCH 2016
After having been left in the lurch by another entertainer and only finding this out with three hours to spare(!) Maria completely rescued our four year olds party by jumping in her car and entertaining with relentless charm and energy for two long hours. Words cannot express how great a job Maria did, and how professional and helpful she was when rescuing us from a very stressful situation. We look forward to hiring her again but with a little more notice this time!
Thanks Maria from Jake, Lucie, and Remy!
35 EVENT *TRACEY FEB 2016
Maria did a fantastic job at entertaining at my daughters 6th birthday. She had a huge range of fun games and dances and happily included younger siblings in the fun and games. She had such a lovely, bubbly personality and the children (and adults) instantly loved her! Thanks again Maria!
34 EVENT *CLAIRE & RAJ JULY 2015
Maria has just entertained my 3 yr old and her friends with such ease, she was a great hit with all the kids and parents alike..cannot recommend her enough!
33 EVENT *KATIE KENNEDY OCTOBER 2015
Marie was the best choice I could have made when organising daughters 4th birthday. 15 children all enthralled for over an hour!!!! RESULT!!! Lovely lady, dressed up as Elsa which got seal of approval straight away. :)
32 EVENT *SHEBA Hi maria, Thanks so much for putting up such a wonderful show. All the activities were brilliant. The kids enjoyed and adhvaith was very excited. Even the elders had good fun. I will surely recommend you to all my friends and infact all other parents were happy to host you for their parties. Thanks for your extra time. Hoping to meet you soon.
31 EVENT *Boys 1st Birthday Party Saturday 22nd February 2016
"Hi Maria, Thank you very much for the most lively and enjoyable activities you brought into our little son's first Birthday celebration here in Stadhampton, Oxon.Your presence was a great addition to the party. Many thanks and Best wishes Nera and Kremlin"
30 *EVENT *RAF Childrens Entertainment
Maria Scobey AKA ‘A Big Voice’ has been employed on a number of occasions in support of the RAF High Wycombe Officers’ Mess Families’ Parties. Her active and engaging style of children’s entertainment; including games, activities and dancing has proved to be a big hit with children of all ages and I would have no hesitation in recommending her as a reliable and professional children’s entertainer. Maria clearly takes real pride in the service she provides and has a real passion for her work – THANK YOU!
Flight Lieutenant Nick Bolan Spitfire Bdg HQ Air Command
29*EVENT *CHILDRENS PARTY Feb 2015
"Dear Maria, I just wanted to THANKYOU once again for the entertainment you provided us with. All of the parents really enjoyed the party and the kids too! Such great presence, coping with such a small space and technical glitches and you just owned the room!Thanks so much for all of your time - it was well worth it and Solomon had a blast! I have shared your info and will continue to do so.
Wishing you all the best, Monica" x
28* EVENT* CHRISTMAS PARTY-TODDER GROUP-Monks Risborough Dec.
"We decided to hold a Christmas Party for all of the children who attended the 'Tiddlers and Toddlers' group in Monks Risborough, and Maria came along to help us entertain the children. Together with bright Christmassy costume, instruments and wonderful singing, the children were thoroughly entertained and enjoyed singing and dancing with Maria. Thoroughly recommended if you want your children's party to go off with a bang"!!
Claire Poole Community Life Champion
Asda High Wycombe Tel: (01494) 441611 Ext: 222
27*EVENT BOYS 6th BIRTHDAY PARTY Dec 2014
Hello Maria, I can’t thank you enough for the entertainment you provided at Dequain’s party. The Birthday boy and all the kids really enjoyed themselves.
I also had many parents asking how I found you and asking for your contact details.
Dequain is normally sulky at his parties but he really enjoyed his 6th birthday; he's already looking forward to his 7th with you! lol. x Candy. High Wycombe
26*EVENT *FROZEN PARTY Nov 2014
"Maria was the best choice I could have made when organising daughters 4th birthday. 15 children all enthralled for over an hour!!!! RESULT!!! Lovely lady, dressed up as Elsa which got seal of approval straight away". :) Thank you.
25*EVENT *FROZEN PARTY Sept 2014
Finally got 5 mins to thank you for Skye’s birthday party on 28th September 2014. She had a great time as did all her friends. Brilliant entertainment and fab face painting. Thank you. Kindest Regards
Director Mrs Angeline Wright
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24*EVENT *FESTIVAL RUGFEST, WALLINGFORD Jul 2014
"Maria and her team were the absolute stars of Rugfest - providing a massive variety of children's entertainment from vocal classes and games to face painting and rounding the day off with a brilliant kids disco. Nothing was too much trouble as suddenly her face painting team leapt in and joined the fun. Success can be measured easily by having relaxed parents safe in the knowledge that their kids were in good hands, but more so by the smiles on the kids faces who clearly did not want the fun to stop - see you next year Maria" - Guy & Gina Overton, Organisers of The Annual Rugfest
23*EVENT COMMUNITY EVENTS FUNDRAISER -WADDESDON MANOR
Children's Charity 'TOMMY' = raising awareness/research and support for those who have experienced a Miscarriage, Stillborn or Premature Babies.
"THANK YOU" from Diane Stenning- "Maria Scobey (Director/Founder of 'A Big Voice') provided the musical entertainment on stage at Tommy's Baby Race held at Waddesdon Manor on Saturday 7 July. I just wanted to say a huge thank you for giving up your Saturday morning to entertain at the Waddesdon Baby Race. Emma from 'Buggy Fit' said you were just amazing! Having entertainment at the event sis so important to us - it really helps give a great atmosphere and that helps raise more funds for Tommy's! Maria was a joy to deal with - she answered all my queries promptly and took time to liaise direct with the venue and PA and stage provider to ensure that she was properly prepared for the booking. She consulted me extensively on what kind of thing Tommy's wanted at the event, who would be there, what age group of children so she knew exactly how to tailor her programme to ensure everyone enjoyed the event. On the day she did an amazing job in creating a fun atmosphere for the children and parents taking part. Thank you so much Maria!" Charity 'TOMMY' Fundraiser - SAVING CHILDRENS LIVES!
22*EVENT: 6th Birthday Party, MILTON KEYNES. JULY 2014
Hi Maria, Thanks so much for putting up such a wonderful show. All the activities were brilliant. The kids enjoyed and Adhvaith was very excited with the Jungle Theme you did for him. Even the elders had good fun.
I will surely recommend you to all my friends and infact all other parents were happy to host you for their parties. Thanks for your extra time. Hoping to meet you soon. Regards. Sheba
21*EVENT: BERRYFIELDS, AYLESBURY. JUNE 2014
It was my sons 1st Birthday party a week ago and I hired Maria to entertain. She was fantastic!! She managed to engage 20 children of ages 1-7 with a variety of different songs and games, they were loving it!! Even parents got involved too. Maria clearly loves her work and is there to have fun too. She gave me and my partner good instructions as to when to bring in the cake and told us which songs parents could take part in, so that it all ran very smoothly. I did notice she stayed on longer than what I had hired her for, without making a rush to leave. A huge weight was lifted off my shoulders when maria arrived, I would definitely hire her again!! the kids loved it!! And I heard that most slept very well that night after the party :) Kimberley Buckseall.
20*EVENT: CASSINGTON PRESCHOOL, OXFORD. APRIL 2014
Brilliant she entertained at are preschool Easter party for 26 children, she came all singing and dancing , with plenty of puppets and props . They were all fascinated and considering it was ages between 1-4 she catered for all of them well .
19*EVENT: BANBURY, OXON. 2014
Hi Maria You were fabulous!!!!!!!
I've had lots of very positive comments after the party you did for Olivia's 5th birthday party and so I've handed out some more of your leaflets.
Thinking of booking you for next year with perhaps a disco theme?
Best wishes and kind regards
18*EVENT: AYLESBURY, BUCKS. Maria did such a fantastic performance and the show was very entertaining not only for children but also for adults as well. She also has a very good voice that all guest really enjoyed listening too. My 7 year old Son and his friends loved the Disco and Party Games. She was very energetic, lively and her dedication to what she does is extraordinary. It’s been a pleasure and worth having her. Thank you very much!!!
Jo Marie Moody
17*EVENT: Daisy loved her birthday party it was so nice for you to entertain the children and took a lot of pressure out off of me as host and my house did not get wrecked either....result.
Many thanks for staying on a little longer that was appreciated. (EMMA YOUNGER-MILTON KEYNES)
16*EVENT: I'm sorry not to have been in touch before now to say a massive thank you for your wonderful entertainment at Abigail and Emma's 6th birthday party in Long Crendan (Oct 20th). I've left a review on NetMums & Mumsnet, but will reiterate that we thought you were fantastic and so did all the kids. You put so much into it, but it showed and resulted in a wonderful party. Thank you so much. Rosie Corby x
15*EVENT: Birthday Party ENQUIRY -
HI Maria, Just wondering if you are available to entertain at our 4 year olds party and if you are available in March (for possibly 15 or 22 kids).
We saw you perform in Ashenden back in the autumn (Kuba's party) and were very impressed! Look forward to hearing from you, Kind Regards, Emma Holt.
14*EVENT: MILTON KEYNES Birthday Party - January 2014
Hi Maria, Thanks for providing great entertainment for Lucas' birthday party last week. The children all had an enjoyable time. We appreciate that you tried your best to squeeze the many songs and games we requested in the short timescale- also, thank you for playing 'that' song! Many of the parents who were there also commented on how well organised the party was and said the entertainment was really good fun. Lucas said it was the best party he had ever been to.
Will definitely keep you in mind for future birthday parties.
Regards, Cynthia Rodricks
13*EVENT: LUTON Pepper Pig Themed Birthday Party - January 2014
Hey Maria, Daisy loved her birthday party. it was so nice for you to entertain the children and took a lot of pressure out off of me as host and my house did not get wrecked either....result. Many thanks for staying on a little longer, that was really appreciated.
Thanks Again Maria, Emma Younger.
12*EVENT: LONG CRENDON, ONXON. Rosie Corbys' Twin 6 year olds party - October 2013
From start to finish, dealing with Maria was a pleasure. She was so professional prior to the party whilst we juggled dates to make things work and reassured me that she had prepared everything for a jungle themed party for nearly 40 children. She arrived bang on time and was ready to start as the first children arrived. From then until she left, she had them captivated, moving from song to activity to dance. Even though the group was large and included some children older and younger than the birthday girls, they all seemed to enjoy her performance and games, maybe the fun she was having rubbed off on them. My husband and I were able to relax and watch the kids having a great time. A few of the parents stayed and they all told me afterwards how brilliant they thought she was. I couldn't recommend her highly enough. Thank you Maria x
11*EVENT: 4th Birthday-Octonauts Theme
We were delighted with our choice of Maria for my daughter's 4th birthday Octonauts party. I had seen the reviews on Netmums and decided that she sounded perfect for the job. The booking process was quick and simple. Maria made it all very easy, sending through the booking form etc.
We invited 28 children, and over 24 of them took part in the games and music. Maria dressed up as one of the characters and looked fantastic.
Maria was very entertaining and gave the party 110% at all times! In fact we had an incident where one of the children got his hand stuck in a door (he was there for over 15 minutes), Maria, instead of stopping the whole party, continued on so that the children didn't really see what was going on. We were delighted that she decided to carry on thought it must have been difficult for her. (with a screaming child on one side of her and parents running round trying to get something to free the child's hand).. I would absolutely recommend Maria for a party, and my friends were so impressed they were planning on booking her for future events.
Thank you Maria, we really appreciated all your efforts, hot day, and you didn't pause for a minute, you were fantastic!'
*10*EVENT: First Birthday Party, Oxfordshire. Vivian Kear Says:
We were very happy with Maria's choice of music, songs and games at our son Cooper's first birthday in Oxford. She was very friendly and accommodating from the onset and the whole process was pretty painless, from booking to choosing the songs and the different options she offers. Maria is obviously very experienced and her party tips and advice were also very helpful. All the children loved her and she even managed to get the adults involved at the end, dancing the hokey cokey! Cooper's birthday was an unforgettable and happy day for us, made extra special by having Maria in charge of the entertainment. We would definitely recommend her.
*9*EVENT: Childs Naming Ceremony (Celebrant & Entertainer)
Maria made our son's naming day celebration truly special. As our celebrant she led our naming ceremony with a perfect balance of authority and warmth. She maintained the formality of the occasion whilst injecting appropriate humour and making everyone feel included. After the ceremony Marie provided a lovely, interactive song and game session for the children. The children were spellbound and it was fantastic for our extended family and friends to be able to participate and watch as the children sang along and did the actions. Marie brought loads of bright and colourful props and toys which went down a storm. I was really impressed with Marie's attention to detail. She prepared meticulously and even checked pronunciations. She spotted a typo that I had made in the order of ceremony and made lots of really good suggestions about how we could ensure that everything would go in the best possible way. She arrived in plenty of time and set-up her equipment with no fuss. She brought everything with her so we knew it was all taken care of. Marie was charming throughout and I have no hesitation in recommending her. Louisa Myatt-Douglas - Owner of DEXTER OVING BEEF and co-owner of (Neil Douglas Lettings Agency, Aylesbury).
*8*EVENT: WADDESDON MANORS' Childrens Charity 'TOMMYS' - London.
Dianne Stenning Says:
"Maria Scobey-Director and Founder of 'A Big Voice' provided the musical entertainment on stage at Tommy's Baby Race at Waddesdon Manor on Saturday 7 July 2012. Maria was a joy to deal with - she answered all my queries promptly and took time to liaise direct with the venue and PA and stage provider to ensure that she was properly prepared for the booking. She consulted me extensively on what kind of thing Tommy's wanted at the event, who would be there, what age group of children so she knew exactly how to tailor her programme to ensure everyone enjoyed the event. On the day she did an amazing job in creating a fun atmosphere for the children and parents taking part. Thank you Maria! Diane Stenning-'TOMMY' Childrens Charity "saving childrens lives".
7*EVENT March 10th 2012 (Bledlow Ridge)-Jane Munroe says: "We hired Maria for our daughters 5th birthday party at Bledlow Ridge, The party was for 24 four to five year old boys and girls. I was worried that the boys wouldnt join in but Maria had everyones attention, her lovely personality won the day, mums dads and children had a fantastic time, it was so lovely so see everyone inspired by her, my daughter loved the bubbles,the parachute and the acting games. Maria is bubbly, fun loving and infectious with laughter, she is the best friend to everyone and we all hope to keep in touch with her. Thank You Maria - for being you" xxx March 2012 (as seen on net Mums Oxfordshire).
6.*EVENT BARNARDO'S Childrens Charity-UK. Carl Waring says:
Hi Maria, It was lovely to work with you and thank you very much for all your hard work and enthusiasm over the Christmas Party sessions. I appreciate it’s not always easy to work with children with special needs, especially when some of them have such high support needs, but you do a wonderful job and your passion and commitment are clear for all to see. The children, as always, loved what you did and what you encouraged and inspired them to do and I’ve no doubt we’ll be seeing you again soon for more singing and musical entertainment.
Thanks again for all your fabulous efforts, Carl.
5.*EVENT March 2012 (Haddenham). Rachel Browne says:
I met Maria at Postnatal group and got to know her through attending her 'Tunes for Toddlers' Music group when my daughter was younger. With her 3rd birthday looming, knowing how much she loves singing, dancing and music in general, and reading that Maria now does parties I hired Maria for the party and was certainly not disappointed! The children loved it and were happily joining in the singing, dancing and party games (as were the adults!). Favourites were pass the parcel, musical statues and the parachute. I would have no hesitation in recommending Maria.
4.*EVENT December 2011 (Dinton-Oxfordshire). Bev says:
I would highly recommend A Big Voice Party for your little ones. My daughter just turned four and had an amazing time at her party. Maria (the lady that runs a big voice) is so friendly and the kids just loved her. Very age appropriate games/songs tailored to meet your childs likes. Dont hesitate book today :)
3.*EVENT December 2011 (Chearsley, Oxfordshire). Sharon says:
I hired Maria for my daughters 3rd birthday party. I didn't expect the children to last more than 30 minutes (attention span, tiredness, boredom) but they all loved it so much Maria did us an extra half hour of singing and games!
They particularily loved the parachute, bubbles and musical instruments. Maria is such a bubbly smiley character that you can't help but have lots of fun and her charge rate is very good value so that made me smile too!
2.*EVENT September 2011 (Bishopstone, Buckinghamshire). Caroline says:
We hired Maria for a shared 3 year old party, we had a total of 40 children and the range of songs and games kept them all amused... games ranging from parachute games to Simon says. With song requests for the birthday children. I would definitely recommend A Big Voice for children's party's thank you Maria.
1.*EVENT March 2010 (Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire). Stephanie says:
I hired 'A Big Voice' for my daughter’s first birthday party MARCH 2010 and all the kids loved it (and the adults). As well as singing, there were also party games such as pass the parcel and musical statues etc... The kids where also transfixed on the bubbles! You also get to choose which songs you would like to sing. I would definitely recommend this for your party.
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