Testimonials

Amazingly beautiful music of John Sidney
22.01.17
... thank you for discovering the amazingly beautiful music of John Sidney. I have had many hours of such enjoyable listening already. This is the music that I grew up with and learned to play when I was a teenager, and I am just getting so much pleasure from listening to the CDs. I am so lucky that I heard you that day on the ABC radio from Longreach. John Sidney is such a talented and brilliant pianist. I could listen to him all day. ... Click here to read more


The Blue and Red Book CDs are a perfect resource ... Port Lincoln Library, SA
9.09.16
The Port Lincoln Library is thrilled to have the Blue and Red Book CDs as part of our Library collection ... our customers are enjoying ... the joy of listening to top quality music, reminiscing with nostalgic favourites and toe tapping, singalong pleasure! ... are particularly helpful for use through our recently launched Healthy Brain Hub that targets those who have dementia, brain injury, the aged, their families and carers ... The CD collections have also been utilised through our Home Delivery service, for those unable to easily visit the library in person and now can have the benefit of listening to some of their favourite songs all within an easy to use spiral bound collection. The therapeutic value of music is widely recognised and the Blue and Red Book CDs are a perfect resource. Click here to read more


Eva from NSW response to John Sidney's music
6.09.16
Thank you very much Graeme and Sandra, it was a lovely surprise. We are enjoying John's music very much ... Click here to read more


Feedback from Parramatta Library Outreach (Home Library) services
29.08.16
... as a public library services local community, we have purchased 5 sets of red and Blue Book CD Collection ... both collections are well used in our Outreach (Home Library) services, both titles were borrowed out more than 20 times including individuals and organisations. We had very positive feedback from our borrowers, many of them have asked to renew or re-borrow. Consider our lending period is 3 - 6 weeks, they're hardly sitting on the shelf ... Click here to read more


Brooke - Lifestyle Coordinator, Rutherford NSW
26.08.16
... The CD's have been a hit already ... Click here to read more


Queensland Diversional Therapist discovers John Sidney's pianomusic
15.03.16
... I discovered John's music early in the piece and the oldies just LOVED the ol' time feel of his music ... Click here to read more


Just what you need when the piano player can't come in and play for your sing-a-long
2.03.16
... we often find ourselves short when the piano player can't come in and now we are still able to hold sing along for our residents. Even the least musical of our staff are capable of providing residents with familiar songs to sing along with ... Click here to read more


Fred & Clare - Newcastle, NSW
6.02.16
... thank you for your prompt service ... and thank you for keeping John's music alive ... Click here to read more


Testimonial from Samantha, a singer and entertainer.
5.02.16
... the presentation of the CD Collection of Barry Hall's music far surpassed my expectations. It is truly a beautiful box-set of music ... Click here to read more


Marcelle - North manly NSW
26.10.15
... the Blue and Red Book CDs ... They are very professionally packed in the two folders and I have enjoyed listening to the wonderful piano backing by Barry Hall ... These CDs will enable me to provide better music backing for myself and for sing-a-longs ... Click here to read more


A lifestyle coordinator gives her feedback on the Blue and Red Book CD Collection
1.09.15
... the Blue and Red Book CD's ... we play them initially as background music for our residents ... sometimes use them for reminiscing/reflection chat groups ... the residents like the music ... very good as the selection spans a good range of time and genre ... Click here to read more


Sharon - Lifestyle Coordinator, Lobethal SA
1.09.15
... feedback on the Blue and Red Book CD's ... We play them initially as background music for the residents while they relax in our sunroom or sometimes use them for reminiscing/reflection chat groups. This has been very successful and the residents like the music ... they are very good as the selection spans a good range of time and genre ... Click here to read more


Peter - Hackham SA
27.08.15
... We have purchased the accompanying CD sets, and these are proving to be indispensable. A real help, especially if our pianist is away! Click here to read more


Email received from Martyn in the UK
27.10.14
Subject: RED BOOK AND BLUE BOOK: YOU COULD NOT BETTER THEM ... They are superb and of such high quality ... The packaging gives off a real "well built" yet sleek feel and somehow the handling of the cases is a joy in itself. The design is sophisticated and yet there is not one shred of gimmickry ... As for the books themselves, I really like the ring binder spline, the way the CD's slide into the page and the feel of the coated pages. The clarity of the titles and the spacing is absolutely perfect ... Honestly Graeme, you have produced a marvel with these two books and I salute you. Click here to read more


Letter received from June in Telarah, NSW, Australia
20.10.14
... Thank you for those lovely CDs you sent to me of John Sidney. They are just the best. I spend a lot of time listening to them they bring back a lot of memories of when I was young. ... Click here to read more


Email from The Tapsations, Delaware, USA
25.09.14
... The packaging is beautiful. I saw them on the internet but had no idea of the quality. They arrived in the USA in perfect A+ condition. We are in awe of Barry's talent. The songs are all extremely well done. We love how he mixes up the styles and instruments, and, wow, that powerful organ music for the church songs and even the sounds of voices on the songs. A truly amazing collection! ... Click here to read more


Letter received from Lorraine in Ararat, Victoria Australia
23.09.14
RE: Purchase of Red and Blue Book CD Collections. I would like to thank you for bringing the music CDs to our attention. They are wonderful and the residents love them. We will have many hours of enjoyment and singing pleasure in the future ... Click here to read more


Email from Ann in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
14.09.14
... I work with a group of elderly dementia suffers and we lost our piano player last year. The CDS are amazing!!!!! Songs from the books we had never sang as no one was familiar with the words were sung tonight like old favorites! !! Absolutely the best item we have brought. ... Click here to read more


Letter received from Peter at Raymond Terrace, NSW
13.07.14
... The books and CD's have arrived and all are in good condition. Many thanks for the excellent service, having now seen what you have produced the wait was well worth it. I must congratulate you on their beautiful presentation, they are certainly going to be of great assistance on those occasions when, for whatever reason, our pianist is unable to play for us. ... Click here to read more


Emails from Melissa in Canowindra, NSW
8.07.14
... We received our wonderful CDS last week and just wanted to commend you and your team on such a wonderful and professional job.They are worth every cent. I have wished for something like this since I commenced this job 11 years ago. The residents love the music and the first time ... Click here to read more


Email from De in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
4.04.14
I I just want to tell you how much I enjoy my John Sidney CDS. Thank goodness I heard them on the radio ... I'm getting so much pleasure from the music. Click here to read more


Letter from Pearl in Byron Bay, NSW
14.02.14
... I wish I could write poetry - because your 'angel' given task of collection + sorting + producing a well presentable box of treasures in musical 'drapes' has given me hours of memories - tears and love already - now I want to share them with so many others. ... Click here to read more


Letter from Pauline in Appin, NSW
14.01.14
... Am 84 years old and know so many of the songs, they certainly bring back lots of memories of my dancing days. ... Click here to read more


Thank you letter from Norma in Newcastle, NSW
17.12.13
... I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the CDS ... I love music and John Sidney is just the greatest ever ... Click here to read more


Letter from Norma in Newcastle, NSW
10.12.13
... I would dearly love to buy the set of 12. I am 80 and a pensioner, nearly blind and in a wheel chair. I have no family ... I live in a hostel and they are too mean to buy them. I live for my music. Click here to read more


Email from Jennifer in Aged Care at Cann River, Victoria, Australia
18.07.12
Dear Graeme and Sandra, I would just like to thank you for the wonderful music that you are providing to people through Evergreenmelodies. I received the CD's so promptly and we were not disappointed. I must also mention that it was a delight to do business with you, as it is a rare find these days to find such well mannered, helpful and service with a smile attitude over the phone. Click here to read more


Email from Graeme in Coburg, Victoria, Australia
11.12.11
.... they love the music they say it relaxes them takes them back to the old days .... (Graeme … Recreation Officer, Aged Care Housing Service Aged Care and Support Services, North West.) Click here to read more


Email from Deidre in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
5.12.11
... I also play the John Sidney CD during an exercise class on Fridays, and some of the residents sing-a-long while exercising. A sight impaired lady, on hearing the music, began to dance when she was led into the seated exercise class last Friday, which inspired me to adapt some of the exercise moves to dance steps, and we had a great time with a lot of laughter, which is always good! ... Click here to read more


A note from Margaret in Mundubbera, Queensland, Australia
13.10.11
... These CDs were lovely all the residents just love them. Starting on the dance CD next week ... Click here to read more


Letter from Helen, an aged care carer in Penrith, New South Wales, Australia
18.08.11
... Many Thank for absolutely beautiful music of John Sidney. We have a lot of music here but this music is so special the melody - fantastic - wish I had this 25 years ago ... Click here to read more


Email from Kym, a care manager in Central Western NSW, Australia.
17.06.11
... A few months ago, after referring your website to a couple of people, I won a free CD and chose Easy Listening Piano Vol 1. I am a Care Manager of an aged care facility in .... and my residents love this CD so I have decided to buy the whole set plus the whole set of Aged Care Musical Resources too ... Click here to read more


Email from Sharon in Lewes, Delaware, USA
22.03.11
... I liked Robyn Warren's message about how alert the people became at mealtime when the CD is on .... So many people are so appreciative that you had the vision to record John playing his music so it could be preserved forever ... Click here to read more


Email received from 'The Tapsations' in Lewes, Delaware, USA
15.03.11
... Sing A Long With John Sidney . We have used this CD prior to our shows for over 7 years and the response is always heartwarming. When that CD starts, many of the residents in the audience will actually stand up and begin to dance as well as sing the songs that they all can relate to so well. And that happy mood always carries over throughout our performances. ... Click here to read more


Letter received from Beryl in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
9.02.11
... having worked many years with the elderly, I am sure the seniors would really appreciate hearing all the old tunes being played so expertly, and sing-a-long as I do. ... Click here to read more


letter from Shelly in Chinchilla, Queensland, Australia.
14.09.10
... the residents have enjoyed it very much, especially the high care residents. I have noticed them tapping along to music and it appears to calm them when they are distressed. Some staff have also commented on the benefit of it ... Click here to read more


Email from Robyn Warren in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
5.07.10
... if more aged care had these CDs we would have a lot more residents and that is what I work for ... Click here to read more


Email from Robyn Warren in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia .
19.06.10
... I have run my first class with my residents and I have never seen such a great reaction to a exercise class ... they love the music which I often put on during their meal times, I have residents talking to other residents at meal times that would just sit and eat their meal and leave the dining room. It is great to see them all enjoying them self ... Click here to read more


Email from Rosalie in Chinchilla, Queensland, Australia.
12.12.09
... I purchased the full set of CDs at a Diversional Therapy conference in Melbourne ... I played them at work and clients and visitors enjoyed them immensely ... Click here to read more