Testimonials

"The Solo Players first played at Iscoyd Park in 2013 and have since been a regular fixture at not only our weddings but also our wedding open days as our most recommended string quartet. Their performances for both the ceremonies and drinks receptions are highly sensitive and reflective of the romantic atmosphere evoked from our weddings at Iscoyd Park. The players are individually brilliant but their interplay is fantastic and obvious to all. Such a delight to work with"
Jen Paskell
Wedding and Events Manager
Iscoyd Park Country House Shropshire

 

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Iscoyd Park, Nov. 12th 2016

Dear Jayne and the team,

The Solo Players String Quartet played for our wedding on Saturday 12th of November 2016. 
When we first heard you play at an open day at Iscoyd Park, we knew there and then that we wanted to book you. 
Just fantastic. Very talented! The sound of the strings playing together was very emotional. It really added to the atmosphere during our wedding. You were perfect and I'm so glad you could perform on our special day.

Thanks again,
Harriet and Mark 

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Broadoaks Country House, Troutbeck, Lake District, Oct. 1st 2016

Hi Jayne,

We had so much positive feedback about your performance at our wedding. As I think we shared with you at the time, the Registrar had leaned forward at a quiet moment during the signing of the Register to ask, "Who are your musicians? In this line of work I get to hear an awful lot of string quartets but they're the best I've ever heard."

Several of our guests also commented on the quality on your musicianship - not just your playing but also the arrangements. One couple in particular told us they spent the greater part of the two hours or so that separated the end of the ceremony and the start of dinner just sitting close to you guys and enjoying the beautiful music. It remains the one regret of the day that Berni and I were otherwise occupied greeting guests, having photos taken, etc so we never really got to listen to anything other than the odd snatched moment ourselves.

If I had to offer any advice to couples planning their own wedding music I would tell them that they shouldn't imagine that all string quartets sound the same. We had a number of other quartets to choose from, all of whom charged less than The Solo Players. But we chose to pay the little bit extra that the quality of your musicianship so richly merited, and the positive feedback we received confirmed how right we were to make that choice. You were fabulous - we couldn't have been more pleased!

Warm regards,

David & Berni Mitchel

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Hillbark Hotel & Spa on Aug. 27th 2016

Hi Jayne,

Just wanted to say a massive thank you for yesterday, myself and Michelle loved every minute that you guys played. 

A very talented group of musicians to say the least.

Once again thank you so much,

Mark & Michelle

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The Grand Hotel , Lytham St Anne's, July 30th 2016

Hi Jayne,

Thank you all so much for playing at our wedding and helping to create the most wonderful day of our lives.
The music was absolutely beautiful and it created the most perfect ambience both during the wedding ceremony and drinks reception.
You did a fantastic job and we would highly recommend you!

Thanks again,

Mr & Mrs Howcroft 

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Capesthorne Hall July, 23rd 2016

HI Jayne,

Just want to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding on Saturday. IT was amazing!! Everyone commented on how much they enjoyed it. It definitely added to the ambience of the day. You all played amazingly well ! 

Thank you again so much, 

Carol x

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Rowton Hall, Chester, July 2nd 2016

"The Solo Players were fantastic! They made our wedding day all the more special with their wonderful performance, accompanying our ceremony and drinks reception - even taking requests from our guests!  On the run up to the wedding day they were really helpful, giving us advice on how many songs we would need to choose for different aspects of our wedding and we found them so friendly to work with.  Our main reason for choosing the Solo Players was the fact that we could mix very traditional classical music with contemporary tracks as well.  Our wedding guests absolutely loved the Solo Players and they helped create an amazing atmosphere on wedding day - thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!

Best wishes,

Jon and Sophie

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Iscoyd Park, Shropshire, May 25th 2016

Dear Jayne and the Solo Players,

Thank you so much for being a part of our day. The music really added that magical touch and added to all the emotion!
All our guests were making endless compliments on how beautifully you played.
Our apologies we didn't get to say thanks before you left.
If there's anything we can do for reviews or to help promote etc, please let us know.

Neil and Charlotte

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Abbey House Hotel, Barrow-in-Furness, february 16th 2016

Dear Jayne, 

I just wanted to send you a little email to thank you and the rest of the quartet for the fantastic music during our wedding and reception. It was perfect and I must apologise that I didn't see you in person. 

The guests raved about how amazing you all were and how it really set the mood for the reception - I just wish we had been able to enjoy more of it as unfortunately we were needed for so many photos. Couldn't be helped unfortunately.

Throughout the ceremony however we both really enjoyed each piece that you played and I had goosebumps walking down the aisle to your rendition of elvis Presley, a perfect moment that I won't forget! 

Thank you so much and Craig tells me that you had a show to perform at on Saturday night, I hope it all went well. If you are performing at another show anytime please let us know, we'd love to come and see you and enjoy the performances in full!!

Thanks again, 

Alison x 

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Browsholme Hall, Clitheroe,September 11th 2015

Hi Jayne,

I just wanted to say thank you for playing at our wedding. I didn't get a chance to speak to you on the day but we've had many compliments on how good you were. 
Thank you for moving down to where most of the photos were being taken too! Another thing noticed by ourselves and the guests. 
We will definitely recommend you to any persons looking for a string quartet in the future!
Many thanks again
Helen and Philip Walsh 

 

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Ruthin Castle, August 30th 2015

Hi Jayne,  

I wanted to thank you all for being part of our fantastic day. You played beautifully.Thank you again :-) xx

David Bland

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Hillbark Hotel, Wirral, August 1st 2015

Hi Jayne, 

Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and the rest of The Solo Players for playing at our wedding yesterday. You were fantastic. I'm sorry we didn't really get a chance to speak to you much. 

Thanks again!
Danielle x

 

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Capesthorne Hall, June 13th 2015

Hi Jayne, 

Just wanted to say a very big thank you for Saturday. Apologies we didn't get chance to chat, Adam and I had a very busy drinks reception what with photos, videos and greeting guests but you were fab and we received some lovely compliments. Thank goodness the rain held off! You provided the perfect atmosphere on the terrace for our guests while they guzzled all the champagne! 

Thank you again, 

Best wishes

Jennie &  Adam

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  Lancashire Manor, May 29th 2015

Hi Jayne,

Kelly and I were delighted with your performance at our wedding, you simply were wonderful. I just wish the weather had been a tad kinder so we could have enjoyed you playing in the gazebo while the pictures were being done.

Everyone who came has commented on how good you were (there were a couple of tables singing along too!). Somebody said they felt as though they were in the first class section of the Titanic what with you guys and our vintage travel theme we had.

Thanks again for performing for us. I will definitely recommend you guys to anyone who's having a wedding and as such I hope to see you at one soon :)

Gary

 

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St George's Hall, Liverpool, May 12th 2015

Hi Jayne

The quartet was absolutely fabulous at the nurses graduations. So accommodating and very professional, the music really was beautiful! It made the event even more special and memorable.

With thanks,

Jo Mariñas

Head of Clinical Education & Learning Royal Liverpool University Hospital

 

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Iscoyd Park, Shropshire,May 2nd 2015

To The Solo Players,

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. Your music created the perfect atmosphere for the day - we are so glad we heard you on that open day at Iscoyd Park. Several guests commented on how much they enjoyed your renditions of old favourite songs, and one guest even told us that your version of U2's With or Without You almost brought her to tears!

Apologies that we didn't actually get to speak to you in person on the day, but thank you for liaising with Iscoyd Park and helping to make the day so easy for us!

Best wishes,

MinHae & Tom

 

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Lancaster Golf Club, September 20th 2014

Hi Jayne,

We would just like to say a big thank you to the "Solo Players" for your performance at our wedding!

We have had so many good comments about you, our only regret is that we did not get much time to listen to you ourselves, but we have now heard that you have been booked to play at Susan and Martin's wedding in the Lakes, this December, so I'm sure we will get more time then!

Thank you so much for being a part of our special day,

With Best Wishes,

Sandra and Paul Chadwick.

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Crosby, September 13th 2014

Dear Jayne

We just wanted to thank you all for playing so beautifully at our party on Saturday. Everyone without fail commented on how wonderful the music was, you really made the evening very special.
Kind regards
Linda and Geoff x

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Knowsley Hall, September 2014

Many thanks for everything yesterday Jayne. The music really set the mood and everyone commented on how nice and fitting your music and the players were. So pleased we hired you, Brilliant! Thank you so much and we will always recommend you to others.

Mr & Mrs Mike Brass

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Thornton Manor August 2014

Jayne

Sorry for the delay in sending this email - we have been busy on honeymoon and enjoying the start of married life! But we just wanted to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to the Solo Players team for being incredible on our wedding day. All the guests thought the arrangements were fantastic - and our favourite was Bastille! Which was learnt to perfection and made our ceremony even more amazing.

We can't recommend you enough!!!

Thanks

Carolyn and Simon

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Wrenbury Hall, August 2014

Hi Jayne,

I'm sorry I didn't get to meet you on Sunday but can I say a big thank you for organising everything for us. There were lots of comments about the players, a few people were in tears at times and lots of hair standing up on backs of necks moments too! Again thank you .

Regards Julie Lanza

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Barthomley, Cheshire, July 2014

Hi Jayne,

Just wanted to say thank you for Sunday. Once again it was a pleasure to work with you and the client was thrilled with everything.

They had an amazing day and the service was really beautiful!

Hope to see you soon

Joanne Clayton

Event Coordinator Entertainment Today

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Church Wedding, Frodsham, June 2014

Jayne and the boys, you exceeded all of our expectations on Saturday. Thank you so so much! It's been great dealing with you over the past 6-12 months and i will be sure to recommend you 100%.Thank you again xx take care xx

Beth & Andrew

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Old Trafford football ground, December 6th 2013, Sage Uk Christmas party

Hi Jayne,

Just wanted to say a massive thanks for playing at Old Trafford on the 6th December it was brilliant.

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Contact the Elderly Tea Party in Wythenshawe. September 1st 2013

Dear Jayne, Raymond, Adam, Damion

Thank you so much for coming to perform at our first Contact the Elderly Tea Party in Wythenshawe. Peoples kindness never ceases to amaze me. The older guests at the Tea Party really enjoyed themselves as did the volunteers....... Click to read more

 

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The Mere Court Hotel, July 13th 2013

Hi Jayne,


We just wanted to say thank you so much for playing at our wedding - you were incredible! The music was fantastic and a lot of our guests said how amazing you were. Thanks also for being flexible and playing outside in the shade during our reception drinks and then during our wedding breakfast. You are so original with your extensive song list and the songs are all so recognisable. We could not recommend you enough. Please pass on our thanks to the other members of the Solo Players.

Thank you again

Emma and John

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Iscoyd Park, Shropshire, June 29th 2013

Dear Jayne and the rest of the solo players,

I just wanted to thankyou all so much for the wonderful performance you did at our wedding last weekend. We have been camping around France so internet has been fairly scarce, so my apologies for the delay.

I didn't even get to meet you on the day as it was so hectic. I remember one opportunity to speak to you, but you were playing at the time, and then I got swept away yet again! You were absolutely amazing and from the church to our reception you gave such a lovely feel to it all.

We couldn't have chosen anyone better and I'm just sorry I didn't get to meet you to tell you in person.

Thank you once again and I'll definitely be recommending you to all of our friends.

Kindest regards,

Alex and Nick


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The Concert room, St George's hall, June 2013

Hi Jayne,
Just a quick note to you and the boys to say a big thank you for your input on our special day last week.
We had a few nervy moments as I explained to you but when I heard you warming up I felt a lot better and when we came down and you were playing "One day like this" calm was resumed.
The setting,the people, the food and drink were brilliant and "The Solo Players" were the cherry on the cake.
Everyone I spoke to later had nothing but compliments on your playing as have I.
I can not recommend you highly enough to anyone who wants your services.
I hope our paths cross again very soon, if not we'll have to renew our vows for the second time ha.

All our best wishes,

Lyn & Dave McCarron.

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Lion Eye Studios Manchester, June 2013

Thanks again for the session yesterday, you did a brilliant job. Everyone was really pleased with the outcome and Ruby Ann was over the moon, couldn't stop grinning!

I hope everything was ok from your end, It was my first foray into string scoring so had no idea if it would work or not, but you guys made it incredibly easy.

Please thank the others for me, I'll get in touch again when the EP is finished.

Cheers,

Tom Kincaid

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Stanley House Hotel, Lancashire June 21st 2013

Hi Jayne

Just wanted to say a big thank you to you all for the wonderful music at our wedding on Friday! We had fantastic comments about you and I had to hold back the tears when you played the INXS song, it was fantastic!

Thanks again

Cathy x

 

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Croxteth Hall Liverpool, December 29th 2012

Hi Jayne
Happy new year!

I'm so sorry I didn't get to introduce myself to you and the rest of the players on Saturday so I just wanted to say a huge thank you for helping to make our day so special. We've had so many comments about how fantastic you all were and I definitely think you guys were one of our best wedding investments! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anybody thinking of booking a string quartet for their big day.

Many thanks to you all again and wishing you a wonderful 2013

Nicky and Colin

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Peckforton Castle, October 28th 2012

Dear Jayne (and the guys),
I just wanted to say how pleased we were that we chose you to play at our wedding on 28th October 2012. So many of our guests have commented on how "wonderful the string quartet were". Everything from your skill as musicians down to your repertoire was perfect for us.
Thank-you so much for helping to make our wedding day as memorable as it was. You were a fundamental part of our day and didn't let us down one bit. Excellent, absolutely excellent. I just wish I had more time to sit and listen to you rather than being whisked away to 'do photographs'.

Louise & Chris Gorman

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The Manchester Grammar School, June 11th 2012

Dear Solo players, there Has Been an Enormous Amount of Phone Calls and E-Mails Saying How Successful the Event Was. The e-mails and phone calls have mentioned how delighted everybody was with the quality of the performance given by The Solo Players. The Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester Has Also Expressed his Delight in Hearing the quartet play once again and this sentiment has also been reiterated by The Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Manchester. Obviously after our long association and my confidence in the quartet's ability I will not hesitate in contacting you in regard to other high profile engagements.

Warmest regards to all, yours ever,

Norman.

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Rufford Old Hall, June 8th 2012

Dear Jayne,

We hope you and the other members of the quartet are well. We would like to thank you for your help in making our wedding day extra special. All of the guests that we have spoken to thoroughly enjoyed the music and have said it created a wonderful atmosphere.

We will highly recommend The Solo Players to anybody looking for a string quartet and we hope to have an opportunity to book you again ourselves. In fact, my brother recommended you to a friend who had his wedding at Briar's Hall in Lathom last week.

We have attached some of the official wedding photos which we collected from the photographer last week and show you at work with the backdrop of the hall. We thought you might like to have copies, for you to use however you see fit.

Thanks again and best wishes,

Chris and Laura

 

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Sandon Hall, April 14th 2012

Jayne, we can not thank you and your entire quartet enough for your wonderful performance on Saturday! You were all just magnificent! All the guests commented how much they enjoyed your playing! The songs sounded fantastic! Also a huge thank you for staying over your time, we ran right over due to the photos but just wanted you to know how much we appreciated it!
I will be giving my full recommendations to anyone I know that will be needing your services
One again a huge thank you from us!

Lisa and Ryan :)

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Peckforton Castle, February 26th 2012

Thank you so much for the amazing music you played on our wedding day!

From Classical to modern, everyone loved it and remarked on how great you were! Sorry we didn't get to thank you on the day.

Best Regards,

Geoff & Sue

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Weston Park, November 11th 2011

Now that the dust has settled from the wedding / honeymoon / Christmas and New Year, both myself and Andy would like to thank you for giving us and our guests an amazing experience.

Your repertoire is exceptional, like none we’ve heard before and was a talking point for all our guests.

We would have no hesitation in recommending your groups services to anyone for future performances.

Thanks once again for a fantastic performance,

Nicola & Andy Bland.

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The Crème de la Crème ball, September 18th 2011

"Thank you so much for your support of The Crème de la Crème ball, hosted by Ashley and Dawn Ward. The event was a fabulous night enjoyed by all and we are truly grateful for the Solo Players String Quartet performance on the night, which was enjoyed by all the guests."....... Click to read more 

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Peckforton Castle, September 1st 2011


"We just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your string quartet. You really made our wedding day very special.
The music you played was absolutely brilliant and everybody commented on how good you were.
Once again thanks and we would recommend you to everybody.
Take Care,"
Shirley & Paul xx

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Peckforton Castle, August 5th 2011

"Thanks for the beautiful music on our wedding day! "....... Click to read more

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Peckforton Castle, July 9th 2011

"If anyone was to ask our advice about booking a wedding we' d say set the date, book the venue, then book the Solo Players!"....... Click to read more

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Gibbon Bridge Hotel, June 24th 2011

"Just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and the rest of the quartet for your amazing performance at our wedding at the Gibbon Bridge Hotel on the 24th June. It really made the day special and it sounded beautiful. "

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Lowry Hotel, Salford, May 21st 2011

"Just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and the guys for being so absolutely perfect on our wedding day"....... Click to read more

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Gee Cross, May 1st 2011

"I wanted to let you know how thrilled we both were to have you guys playing for us at both the church and the reception! So firstly thank you for being so flexible and speedy! Your music added something unique to the atmosphere of our celebration and it was amazing to hear such complementary comments about you from friends (all i did was book you but I felt very proud of myself!)!"....... Click to read more

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Stanley House Hotel, Mellor, April 8th 2011

"Just wanted to say thank you for attending and playing on 8th April, we were really pleased with how smart and professional you were and with the music which you played. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to our friends".

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Swinton Park, April 2nd 2011

"How are you? I have been meaning to get in touch and thank you again for making our day so perfect on April 2nd at Swinton Park"........ Click to read more

 

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Grosvenor Pulford Hotel, March 4th 2011

"We are so embarrased that we have left it this long before contacting you - how awful of us - but we wanted to drop you a line to thank you so very much for adding a touch of class to our wedding ceremony back in March at the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel"!....... Click to read more

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Peckforton Castle, Feb. 27th 2011

Well what can we say......ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!! ....... Click to read more

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The Grange Hotel, Cumbria, Dec. 29th 2010

"Just wanted to say a huge thank you for making our wedding so special. The way you all played was outstanding. The choice of music you offer to play is wonderful and also by fulfilling Andy's request, playing songs that weren't on your repertoire made our wedding very personal. The arrangements you did for our requested songs, 'Lean On Me' and 'Innamourata' were so beautiful they will stay with us forever"...... Click to read more

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Sandon Hall, Dec. 18th 2010

"We just wanted to send a note to say a huge thank you to yourself and all the members of the solo players for playing at our wedding. You were fantastic and really made our day extra special. We had so many wonderful comments from our guests"...... Cllick to read more

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V&A Hotel, Manchester, Aug. 21st 2010

"Just a note to say thank you for the beautiful music you played at the church and the reception. It really was exceptional and Claire and Justin both said you made their wedding very special"...... Click to read more

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Thornton Manor, Aug. 12th 2010

"Thanks so much for our beautiful music at our wedding on 12th August 2010 at Thornton Manor. We and our guests were all very impressed by your playing and you really helped create a magical mood for our ceremony"...... Click to read more

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Chatsworth House, July 31st 2010

"Many many thanks for performing at my husband's 40th at Chatsworth!! You were all outstanding and impressed everyone on the night"...... Click to read more

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The Punchbowl, Crosthwaite, July 17th 2010

"Just a note to say a huge thank you for playing on our wedding day. You delivered the most immaculate performance both in the church and after and added a rather large slice of class to the day"...... Click to read more

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