Testimonials

Sandy Shervey
Hollywell

Thank you Michael... You made my night and your music absolutely made my 50th Sunset Soiree just perfect. So much talent. Every one of my party guests, and myself, were thrilled with your music. We all could have danced all night long. Your song list was spot on and you are so polite and professional. I will have to come up with a reason for another night because I wish we could do it all again. Having you there perfectly completed my party.
So many compliments to you Michael... I will certainly be recommending you!

Sam Pocock
Burleigh Heads

Michael is a true professional musician. His musicianship and vocals were on point, with a repertoire that was diverse and perfectly suited to our event. Further, Michael was immaculately presented, courteous, flexible and a pleasure to deal with. I heartily recommend Michael to add ambience to your event.

Ronny & Jo
Surfers Paradise

Michael has an amazing talent! His singing and guitar skills are spot on.
He is so pleasant, happy and friendly. We had a 40th at our place and Michael singing was the cherry on top.
Thank you so much again!

Dennis Perry
Managing Partner | Advice First

I first saw Michael play at a restaurant one evening, and instantly thought “that guy would be perfect for my upcoming birthday party”. Well, Michael did indeed end up playing at my party – a professionally catered event with 120 family and friends attending. Potentially this was a “tough audience”, with a number of musicians in the crowd… but the feedback was off the charts good. In conversations and text messages after the event, I had the following comments:
• That guy you had playing was amazing
• Awesome voice
• Read the audience beautifully and played all the right music
• Very talented musician
• He didn’t stop all night
I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Michael Hickey to any person or any corporate looking for a genuinely nice bloke to deliver a first class entertainment experience.

Paul & Mia
Gold Coast

We were really blessed to have Michael perform at Mia’s 50th. He really engaged with us and listened to what we were after for our event, performing a mix of popular background dinner tunes, as well as some more upbeat numbers later in the evening. All our guests commented on the great atmosphere and music and we thank Michael for his services. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great all-round performer to really set the mood for any occasion.

Thanks again so much for the night. It is certainly looked back on with fond memories and could not have been a more enjoyable way to celebrate this special occasion.

Luke & Alana
Springfield

Michael was the perfect addition to our wedding day! He learnt 4 new songs for us and played them better than we could have ever imagined! Michael was with us for most of the day and I believe his beautiful music and friendly persona made our day even more perfect! I would highly recommend Michael for any event... his professionalism and quality of music is second to none!

Jon & Jess
Pacific Pines

Michael has truly been amazing and gone above and beyond what we could have expected. Michael attended our wedding rehearsal to help with feeling confident with timing, music and setup. We love Michael's music, he learnt two songs for our wedding and nailed it! The atmosphere he created for us was perfect and we had so many compliments.

Michael has such a great personality, easy going and happy to help with anything you need making planning our wedding stress free and enjoyable. We go see Michael's gigs as much as we can and brings back memories of our awesome day.

We highly recommend Michael - Honestly book him for your next event!

Carla Chesters
Nerang

I met Mike when he was performing at a friend’s birthday party. The music he plays is just perfect for a crowd who loves the Classics as well as the Top 40. At one point he had the whole party joining in and even let one of the guests share the microphone! Having him there on his guitar definitely set the mood of the night.

Everyone had a blast and I couldn’t recommend him highly enough!

Jamie & Annie
Robina

Well done Michael… A very big thank you for creating the most amazing atmosphere at our House Warming Party!
All our guests were very impressed.
We will definitely contact you again for any of our future events!

Shane
Gold Coast

Such a great entertainer… My wife and I had a very enjoyable night with Michael playing in the background at a recent celebration for a friend of ours. He created a great atmosphere and was just loud enough to sing along to but still a perfect level to enjoy a chat amongst friends.
We thoroughly enjoyed your performance Michael and will definitely be calling you for any of our entertainment needs in the future!

Glenn & Helen
Palm Beach

I was recommended to Mike Hickey through a mutual friend when we were planning my 50th Birthday party. And how delighted were we! Mike was an absolute gent! He came to visit the venue so we could discuss the set up, number of guests, lighting etc. and was so obliging. We explained that we just wanted a very casual arrangement of just one singer with an acoustic guitar. On the day of the event he arrived super early to set up everything perfectly.

As the evening started, Mike played lots of wonderful background music, sang lots of good tunes throughout the night and towards the end of the evening we were all having a good old sing song with him. We left Mike to choose all the songs and we were not disappointed. We could not have wished for a more brilliant entertainer! He was fabulous and all our guests raved about him.
Thank you Mike… we will be recommending you to all our family and friends for their special events!

Sarah
Brisbane

I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for your performance at my friend’s Birthday Bash on the Gold Coast. You kept us all entertained with your fantastic voice and a great range of songs.

I would have no hesitation in recommending you to friends and family and will certainly be calling on you again. Thanks again!

Wendy
Currumbin

I just wanted to tell you once more how much I loved your performance last night. I enjoyed all of your songs and had a couple stuck in my head for hours after… Fantastic! You have such a great set list and the way you make the songs your own is incredible. Your renditions of Iris and Whataya Want From Me in particular were amazing! I love a person with guitar and voice and talent. It seems simple enough but it doesn’t always need to be complicated. My friend said it was nice to watch a performer that loves what he does rather than just sitting there going through the motions!

We will definitely keep an eye out for your upcoming gigs. Good work Michael!

Alto Reed
Bob Seger Band

I really enjoyed listening to you perform at the party Michael… You have a great sound! I loved your guitar playing and your voice is incredible. You are very easy to listen to. Thank you for entertaining us tonight!

Chez
Currumbin

What a GREAT night…! I got the family together for a night out at Sanctuary Markets and was thoroughly entertained with the BEST music and songs. Such a great choice of music. My family’s ages range from 23 to 59 and everyone mentioned how good you were.
You are very talented… thank you Michael!

Christine
Springfield

Thank you Michael for your music and entertainment at Orion. We were there for dinner one evening and your tunes made our night!

Carla Tawil
Events & Business Communications Co-ordinator | Melaleuca of Australia & New Zealand

Michael, I really can’t thank you enough…! You and the Virtuosity Band not only met my expectations but you totally exceeded them! I have heard so much positive feedback about your performance from all who attended our Annual International Event on the Gold Coast. Thank you for making our major event such a success and thank you for all the assistance and support you provided in the lead up to the event. I can honestly say I have been singing your praises to everyone I speak to!

I will definitely be keeping you in mind for upcoming events and sincerely hope I have the opportunity to work with you again in the future.

Marcus Capaldo
Manager, Customer Relations & Communications | Clipsal by Schneider Electric

We had the opportunity of working with Michael and his band, Virtuosity for back to back shows, at the Marriott Hotel on the Gold Coast, to celebrate our 20 year Club Clipsal Birthday.

Michael was a pleasure to deal with from day one. From the stage of the initial enquiry, through to the performance, he was courteous, super professional, highly organised and the band delivered two stand out shows in consecutive nights, making the event a memorable one for all. During the performance the whole band were personable and engaging. Their setlist aligned superbly with our event brief and their presence on stage made the dance floor the place to be.

I would highly recommend working with Michael and Virtuosity for your next event.

David & Leona
Palm Beach

Thank you so much Michael for the beautiful music you played last night for our daughter’s Engagement Party.

Special thanks for contributing to a magical night for Jodi and Justin.

David Orr
General Manager | Ivory Tavern

We are very happy with Michael Hickey’s music services. Performing regularly at our Venue for just over 2 years now, Michael’s Sunday afternoon Acoustic Sessions is a favourite among our regulars and features very easy going music to kick back with on the deck by the waterfront and his Duo sets a lively upbeat atmosphere on a Friday night.

We find Michael a true pro!

Karin
Mount Nathan

Thank you Michael!
It is unanimous that you made our Christmas party such a success! Everyone loved you & every song was great.
I hope to see you again… Merry Christmas!

Melinda Swan
President | White House Celebrations/Event Planning Services

Michael… you and your band, Virtuosity are amazing!!! Our dance floor was full all night and everyone just kept telling me to lock you in for next year before this year was even over… The perfect combination!!! You are amazing performers and always so easy to work with!

Thank you for another year of outstanding entertainment and for always going over and above!!!

Melanie and Kieran Daly
Proprietors | Oskars on Burleigh

We had the pleasure of having Michael Hickey perform at our venue recently. He was engaged to entertain at an evening wedding function here at Oskars, and I have to say he is very, very good!
His repertoire of songs was just beautiful and so appropriate.

Michael is delightful to deal with and I would be happy to recommend him for any future functions requiring a singer.

Jordan and Melinda
Pacific Pines

Asking Michael Hickey to play at our wedding was possibly one of the best decisions we made for our day! We first heard Michael playing at Parkwood Village and instantly fell in love with his style of music, vocals & songs that he played. Michael was an absolute pleasure to have there on our day. He was always very approachable and always happy to answer questions in the weeks before.

We truly believe our day was made that much more special with Michael & his music and we received many complements from our guests about this. We can’t thank you enough Michael and we both look forward to seeing you play around the GC!

Yvette
Burleigh Waters

We cannot say thank you enough Michael for the fantastic entertainment at my parents 40th Wedding Anniversary and my Mum’s 60th Birthday. These were very special occasions for our family and the night was made even better by the atmosphere you created. You truly know how to engage the crowd and ensure everyone has a great time. We can’t wait to book you again in the future and will certainly recommend you to others.
Thank you so much!

Coreen
Gold Coast

Such a talented, amazing guy! If you want a good night out and really hear some great music, Mike is someone to follow. Such a great person and he really is one of the nicest guys.

Chris & Helen
Runaway Bay

We first met Michael at Emerald Lakes Markets where we had the unexpected pleasure of witnessing an obviously very talented musician/vocalist performing to the crowd. Our usual purchasing of the vegetables was delightfully interrupted by Michael’s wonderful renditions of some of our favourite songs. We were instantly transported to a place one goes in one’s mind when you reflect back on good times had with friends while listening to skillful guitar playing coupled with easy, soft, mellow vocals. What a truly pleasant surprise to a regular shopping trip. We are thrilled to have met such a warm, talented sincere, accomplished and generous person and have since booked Michael for our own private function. Thank you Michael!

Easternwell Group
Toowoomba

Easternwell would like to thank Michael Hickey for providing a warm, humble experience at our recent Christmas Party. The professionalism and accommodation received from Michael leading up to the party and on the day was greatly appreciated. It was great to see colleagues enjoying the day and having a dance or sing along to the well liked playlist Michael provided. Nothing but positive words were spoken throughout the day about Michael and his performance. Thank you again Michael for being a part of our day.