July 16th, 2023

Rosalie and I want to say a huge Thank You to you and Doug for trekking out to Revy to perform at our wedding.  Our family and friends (especially those who had not seen you before) were absolutely blown away by your show.  You guys are masters at what you do and we will for sure be in attendance at more shows of yours down the road. 
Wishing you a wonderful summer season,
Rosalie and Kenton

Feb 18/23

Hi Greg, 

Zach and I just wanted to thank you guys for your performance at our wedding on 2/18. The music was wonderful! We had a great time dancing and the vibe was perfect! Zach was so thrilled you played Toto's Africa he can't stop talking about it! My dad also was in such awe of you both, as we all were. Thank you for providing the music for our dance party. We had a great time! 

Thank you so much, 
Tori and Zach 

July 27th, 2022

I just wanted to thank you both again for making our daughters wedding (Jasper and Brogan 27th July at Brew Creek)  a fantastic occasion.

We have been watching you for years at Merlin's when on holiday. Our kids moved out here in 2012 and 2014 and they are now Canadian citizens. We have also recently moved from the U.K. to Canada too. So when choosing a band for the wedding there was no option other than The Hairfarmers.

Absolutely everybody enjoyed the occasion and so many people have thanked us for choosing you guys to play. We had such a great day with so many memories but you guys are pretty much No1 in everybody’s list of memorable moments.

Thank you so much. You made a special day even more special.

Glyn and Debbie Royles

July 24th, 2021

Dear Greg and Doug,

Thank you SO much for a wonderful party!  Everyone loved the music so much and we all had a blast.  Many requests from friends about how to get in touch with you :)

We are super grateful that you came down from Whistler and made Howie's birthday celebration really special.  He absolutely loved it!  We will be in touch when we are in town and would love to come and see you again.  Thank you for your offer to reserve us a table.  As a thank you, we will bring Alain!!!

Take care and stay safe,

Simone and Howie - Vancouver

March 13th, 2020

Re: Gig on Friday

Just wanted to say how great that was. We had a complete blast and it made for one of the liveliest wrap ups that our group has ever had at their annual meeting - thanks to you guys...

I think our enthusiastic Dutch would -be -rock -star surgeon was particularly thrilled with the evening...

If you guys are ever on tour in the Toronto area, and if you have a newsletter or equivalent , letting people know your travelling schedule, we wouldn’t mind being on it.

All the best and thanks again for making our last evening end “on a bang”....




Association of Vascular Surgeons 



February 16th, 2020


Dear Doug and Greg,


We just wanted to sincerely thank you both for the magic you created on the night of our wedding this past February. It was an unforgettable night thanks to you. Our guests were blown away are are still talking about your performance. Times are very different right now which makes us even more appreciative that you could help us create our dream wedding to celebrate with our friends and family. The memories of our special day will last forever and for that we will always have you to thank.


Lots of love,

Kate and Jarrod



December 2019

Dear Greg and Doug,


Congratulations on the twentieth anniversary of The Hairfarmers. As a longtime local, you’ve truly shaped the Whistler experience for me and so many others. Thank you for all you do for our community.


Best wishes for the next twenty!


Kind Regards,



Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Canada’s Western Mountain Region

December 16th, 2018


Greg: That was seriously AWESOME!! Thanks to you and Doug for making our wedding such a memorable evening for Angela and I and ALL of our guests. Everyone had a great time and we had so many compliments on the band! You guys were absolutely fantastic. What an amazing and unforgettable few hours...

See you guys again soon.... Cheers for now.

Harris and Angela

Sept. 28th, 2018

Greg and Doug,

The accolades are moving through all the airwaves and we have continuous smiles on our faces.

Thank you so much for making our party a success and the talk of the town. We loved the after party too!

Thanks for all you did to share the Hairfarmers with Woodside.

With appreciation and in awe,



May 23rd, 2018

Hi Greg,


Thank you so much for the amazing show last week in Whistler! Our delegates really enjoyed it and everyone was talking about how great it was. It’s obvious why The Hairfarmers are Whistler’s #1 band!


Take care,


Tricia Zakaria
Manager, Campaigns & Programs | Gestionnaire des campagnes et des programmes

Physical & Health Education Canada


March 16th, 2018

Hello Greg and Doug,

I just wanted to say thank you to both of you. You guys were fabulous, the volume was perfect. Several noted that when you started playing the place did NOT empty out, so many of these events I’ve gone to, the place empties out when the band starts because people want to talk, well, they didn’t leave Friday night and the dance floor was hopping, great music, very well done guys, thank you.



Association of BC Land Surveyors - President's Dinner/Dance Party

Feb 1st, 2018

Greg and Doug,

Thank you so much for your energy and talent last night. I have heard nothing but glowing reviews. Toniic has never experienced that kind of dance party joy at their annual global gathering. Moving and singing together is such an important part of any conference I plan and you guys nailed it.

Hope you have an awesome winter season bringing music to the tourist masses


March 14th 2017

Greg, Doug

Just returned to the UK from Whistler, once again watching you at Merlins on Friday was one of the high points of our holiday.
Already looking forward to next year.

Best wishes, Steve and Debbie, Bristol UK

March 1st 2017

Hi Greg,

I was just chatting to the girls in our office and wanted to send you a quick note to let you know how great it is to work with you and Doug.
I have noticed over the past couple of years that your band has really stepped it up a level and have created an amazing interactive show with the guests – you engage the audience and that has really been such an amazing transformation to see over the past years. Not that I ever thought differently about your band in the past – I just really wanted to let you know that you have become so great at what you do.
It is such a fun atmosphere you create for our groups and I truly think you are the best band in BC.

Thank you both for being AWESOME – can’t wait for the next gig.

All the best,

Pacific Destination Services


Oct 13th 2016

Doug and Greg,

Thank you so much for making the Hall/Nero wedding so fantastic. Everyone danced non-stop and it was such an integral part of making the evening perfect. You guys are simply the best.
Can't wait to come west and dance some more!!
Margot and Peter

Hi Greg,

Thank you so much for being able to make it for our wedding day! You guys were amazing and really added to the party.
You guys were definitely worth waiting for! All our guests raved about how awesome you guys were and how much you added
to the already amazing evening.
I especially want to thank you for playing a song with my dad, even though he was very offbeat! That was a fun surprise and we all really appreciate you guys going along with it, and even trying to help him find the beat.

Thank you again,


Aug 6th 2016

Kate and I would like to let you guys know that you really did make the night for us.
We can't stop watching the dance floor videos which are all fantastic (Roxanne and Toots in particular)!
They really will be memories we will cherish forever and we're both so stoked that we got to share the day with you!
Thanks again for making the trip! 
Can't wait until we get to see you guys play again, whenever that may be!

Aug 1st 2016

Gents, we just wanted to express our most sincere appreciation and thanks for playing at our recent wedding at Sunwolf. 
You crushed it! Everyone, without exception, came to tell us how much they loved your performance. 
Kind regards and thanks again, 
Andrew and Jen

July 23rd 2016

Hi Greg,
You guys were fantastic on Saturday, thank you.  Live music and the dancing/energy that you created were very important to us and we couldn't be happier.
All the best,
Kim and Lindsay

Sept 29th, 2015

Hi Greg & Doug,
I just wanted to say thank you for a great show on Tuesday, I know there were a lot of last minute changes but you two were so amazing and accommodating!
Everyone thought you guys were the stars of the night!
Best regards, 

Annie Wong 
Conference Coordinator 
International Conference Services, Ltd.

Sept 26th, 2015

Greg & Doug of The Hairfamers – Always a pleasure to play with you guys!  I don’t know how you do it, but you do it every time.  Get the whole crowd on their feet and acting like fools.  
Thank you!
Chelsey Owen

Sept 12th, 2015

Greg and Doug,

Thank you for making our very special day a legendary event. You guys are incredible.
Thank you!
Jerusha and Rob

Aug 29th, 2015

Hi Greg, 

Wanted to send you a quick note to thank-you for making our wedding / party absolutely amazing! You guys rocked and all of our friends / family loved you guys. 
Hopefully we'll see you up in Whistler / Pemberton this winter. All the best! 
Curt & Kristen 


Aug 23rd, 2015

Doug & Greg,

Just returning back to reality! Wanted to send a quick thanks to you guys for putting an amazing show - the best I have seen- For our wedding!
The response from the crowd was evident and we have received nothing but compliments about you guys.
You helped take an already amazing day to the next level!
Much appreciated and we look forward to seeing you guys this winter next time we are in Whistler.
Mike & Rachel


May 30th, 2015

Hi Greg,

Just wanted to take a minute  and check in to make sure you, Kara and Doug all got home safely on Sunday and of course we want to thank both you and Doug for such a fun night on Saturday!  We knew the moment you knew you were available that it would be great event but you exceeded our expectations!  You are great guys and can't thank you enough for making our night fun and super memorable.  I hope we see you again soon!  We'll have to do our best to come up with another excuse to get you out in Ontario!
If not we'll have to find a reason to get out to Whistler!
Take care and keep singing!
Kathleen and Peter


Feb 27th, 2015

Happy, Happy Birthday, Greg & Happy Birthday Week, Doug!! I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know how special you made my son, Tyler's, 16th birthday. We saw you on his b-day Monday, 2/15, at GLC. We requested the "Birthday" song by the Beatles. He loves the Beatles (& most any blues/great guitar band) & he wants to be in a band some day.  We actually looked at your schedule and sought you out on his birthday. We saw you last year on his 15th birthday at GLC and had such a fun time we thought we'd do it again on his 16th. Anyway....just wanted you to know we really enjoy your gigs and wanted to wish you all the best on your birthdays and in the year ahead.

Cheers to you both! Kendra, Dave & Tyler

Feb 7th, 2015

Hi Greg:
A huge thank you to you and Doug for such an amazing wedding party!!!! We are sooooo happy you guys could be part of our special day! You guys got our party started right away and kept things going until the very end of the night. All of our guests loved the music!!!  Can't wait to come find you again for some après next time we are out in Whistler!



P.S. I'm also very excited to learn to play the tambourine now :)

Aug 23rd, 2014
Greg & Doug.. The Hairfarmers.

We saw you in Whistler, and knew by the end of the show that you were the band that was going to play our wedding, and we weren't even engaged yet! When we did get engaged, the very first thing we did was contact you guys, not the venue, not the dress shopping, getting the Hairfarmers was the #1 priority!! And then not surprisingly, on August 23rd 2014 you guys blew everyone away, they couldn't believe the sound that was coming from you two guys! That dance floor was full all night long... We had the best day, and you were a huge part of that. Thank you for being THE BEST!!
Kirk & Alece Renard

Alece Anderson 
Sidekick, News & Traffic | Willy In The Morning  

July 2014

It's 100 degrees in Dallas and Jennifer and and I are thinking of cooler days on the Mountain in Whistler. We really enjoyed your shows in March. I believe we saw you 4 times that week! The music and atmosphere you create are just as enjoyable as the time on the mountain. I wanted to thank you for the great memories and defining what apres ski is all about. Really looking forward to your shows this coming season. I already have my season pass. Hope all is well. If you happen to come through the inferno otherwise known as Dallas, give me a shout! 
-Mike C

Dear Grateful Greg and Guitar Doug, 
You two are stars! Thank you to the moon and back for playing at our June 8th, 2013 wedding at the Alders Beach Resort in Merville. You two brought one hell of a party (as you always do!) and we owe so much of the fun had by all to you! All any of the guests talk about is your music, your set list, your incredible skill, and – truth be told – your kickass renditions of Sweet Child of Mine and Stand by Me for our dances. Truly awesome. We’re so thrilled it all worked out for you two to come over, and hope that you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did!
Luke and Shandell

Aug 25th 2013,

When we decided to get married in Whistler, we wanted to make sure we gave our guests a good taste of what our lifestyle and culture is all about, with a unique wedding and a party that would really represent who we are and why we love it here so much.  We knew we had to have Guitar Doug and Grateful Greg -- the Hairfarmers -- or it just wouldn't be the all-encompassing Whistler experience we were dreaming of sharing.  They were everything we'd hoped they'd be and more... I always gauge the quality of a party by how many people are dancing, and every single guest was dancing.  Some of these people, I had never seen dance -- the Hairfarmers had us all rocking out for their entire set.  Fortunately their sound system was loud and crisp enough to drown out those of us who were singing along!  Months later, guests are still saying what a amazing band they were, spanning generations with their pure talent and versatility, but even beyond that, exuding their fun-loving, easy-going attitudes and that legendary Whistler spirit.  So awesome.  Best. Party. Ever.

Ashleigh McIvor and Jay DeMerit - now... The DeMerits.
June 16th 2013

Coming from Hawaii it seemed only natural that the highlight of our spring break would be the skiing. However, each day we couldn't wait for apres so we could dance the night away with the Hairfarmers! For 7 nights straight we followed them from pub to pub! I returned recently to Vancouver for a Lifemax work event and I knew the party wouldn't be the same unless we had the Hairfarmers! They honored us with their awesome tunes on a private yacht as we rocked up and down Burrard Inlet. I danced so hard it hurt! On land, water, air or space, hands down, the Hairfarmers are my fav!

Kimmy Merril Everet

June 8th 2013

Hi Greg,
Thank you!! We've had so many compliments on band choice for the wedding, and our parents' friends in particular were thrilled to hear music they could dance to. Thanks for elevating the status of our wedding to legendary! We had a blast! Might just have to renew our vows next year so we can do it all again :)
All the best,

May 8th 2013 Conference for Sports Medicine Doctors


Many thanks to you guys for entertaining a big bunch of docs.... by all accounts it was a fantastic evening and the evaluations from the conference I have received have the band way up there.

Thanks again!


April 24th 2013 Lululemon Conference

HI Greg!

Thanks for the fantastic Wednesday night. Without a doubt The Hairfarmers were the PERFECT cap to our event.

Cheers, Annie

July 28th 2012
Hi Greg and Doug,

We just wanted to send a quick little note to say THANK YOU! You guys killed it as always! We had no doubt that you guys would make the party, but it was way more fun than we ever expected!
The out of towners were raving about you the next day and couldn't believe how awesome you were!!
Thank you so much for making our day so awesome!!
See you both on a patio soon.
Jazz and Greg

Mar 3rd 2012

Hi Greg,
Just wanted to say a big thankyou to you both for playing at our wedding at Spruce Grove last Saturday. All our wedding guests very much enjoyed your music :-)
We look forward to seeing you play again when we are next in Whistler.

Sept. 25th 2010

Hi Greg and Doug,

Bianca and I have been reminiscing for days now about how awesome the night was and how big a role you guys played in our wedding. You guys kicked ass and delivered a performance we’ll never forget. That dance floor was epic! You guys were unbelievable and we’re so thankful that you played our wedding.

We’re really looking forward to sharing a cold one with you and Doug up in Whistler this Winter!

Take care and we’ll see you soon,

Andrew & Bianca

Sept. 11 2010

Hey There

I just wanted to drop you a note to say how "Blown Away" by you boys we all
were on the weekend...Although the weather did not quite cooperate..a
Fantastic Time was had by all..and many, many rave reviews came your
way....There should be some business come back to you out it as well

Thanks again for putting up with our Crazy Crowd of friends and
neighbours....We will see you again real soon..

Take Care!

August 7 2010

Greg and Doug,

Many, many thanks for your wonderful contribution to Ashley and Alex’s wedding. Everyone LOVED you guys (including the West Van Police!)

We heard from many of our neighbours who said they sat out and listened to you and some even danced.

Many Thanks!
Mother Baker

**Note**  This wedding had some VERY interesting guests...imagine if you will The Hairfarmers playing Irish songs with Will Miller from the Irish Rovers and (ex) Prime Minister Brian Mulroney...true story!

July 2010

Hi Greg & Doug,

We just wanted to say a quick thank you for everything. You guys were absolutely fantastic and so professional to deal with, you made our wedding the most amazing day it could possibly have been! I hope your trip back to Vancouver wasn't too unbearable, it is always a little sad leaving another country!

Anyway, we cannot wait to catch up with you guys under less formal circumstances and when Hamish and I don't have our heads spinning around like a couple of crazy people!

Keep well and see you in January!

Love Hamish and Penny Nott!!! xxxx

P.S. if you ever want another trip to Aus let us know we can act as managers for you! ;) - I don't think you will have any trouble getting work out here, everyone is still talking about your performance; and you are always welcome to come stay with us if you are ever over here. Thanks again!

June 12 2010

Dear Greg & Doug,

Friday night was unbelievable, Grant had the best time ever! Thank you so much for your incredible music. It’s not often that an evening can bring so much joy and having everyone up dancing to your tunes did it.

Seeing Grandma up dancing and grooving made my night.

I will remember this night forever.

Thank you!!

Hilarie Cousar
Owner/Catering Director
Whistler Cooks Catering

Greg and Doug
The Hairfarmers

29 March 2010
Paralympic Winter Games Whistler

You were fantastic at our closing party to celebrate the Paralympic Winter
Games in Whistler.

When I saw that catalogue in the suitcase of 3OOO songs that really did
blow me away and the quality of your playing and the sympathetic
relationship with your audience was tremendous.

On the plane back to London I was switching on some of the audio, some
of the old songs that I probably have not listened to for years, so you
have really got me back to my youth.

We must see what we can do about London 2012 and who knows you
might be in Sochi in 20I4.

Yours sincerely,
International Paralympic Committee

Nov 14 2009

I have had constant fantastic comments from everyone who was there
about what a great party it was and how amazing the Hair Farmers are!
Even the kids loved it and are still raving about it.
Thank you so much for everything...the extra play time, the bonus guest
player and your overall fabulous skill to make a party rock! I can't
say enough.
Might see you Friday night...
Thanks again :)


Eleni Floral Design and Decor

Aug 22 2009

Hey Greg,

I just wanted to shoot you a quick email to thank you and Doug for putting
on a great show last Saturday night. We still have our guests telling us
what a great time it was and you guys were a huge part of that. Really


Aug 29 2009

You guys rule! Thanks for putting on a great show! Our friends and family
were living it up last night. I had an incredible time, it couldn't have
been better.
Thanks again,

July 20th 2009

Hey Doug and Greg.
I just have to say that you guys helped make our week very special. You are certainly fantastic people. We tell all our friends about getting shout outs on our balcony at the Four Seasons.  Anyways thanks for a couple good shows we will remember forever.

Justin and Amanda Taylor

July 15th 2009

Greg and Doug,

Mike and I cannot thank you enough for the incredible show you gave us at the wedding. You made the night what it was and that was one incredible party. We have heard nothing but RAVE reviews about you two. Thank you so much. We really appreciated the extra time you took to learn the Ray LaMontagne song. It sounded beautiful.

We have already passed your name along to friends of ours who are getting married next year in Vancouver and will continue to do so for any others we know.

Thank you again.

Kate and Mike

June 30th 2009

Hi Hair Farmers!

Thank you for the great wedding on Sunday - Kate and Michael were in
today and said they had a wonderful time !
Music was great .... thanks again!

When I found out that Chris Read had you as their band for the wedding
on Saturday - night prior - I said that Kate and Michael had to have you
as well ; because anything else would have been a let down .... since
their guests would have heard a little from the rooms at the Lodge - and
they did agree -- so thank you again !

Until next time.....

Linda Marshall

June 15 2009
Good Morning Greg and Doug,

Lorne and I and ALL our guests want to thank you soooo much for a
truly FANTASTIC evening!!!! You guys really made our dream come
It just all came together - WHAT AN AMAZING VIBE :)
You really know how to 'do it'.
You played to us all - aged 10 - 80, from Johnny Cash to ACDC and we
loved it!!Really nice to be able to visit with you in the morning too.
Sure hope we get to do this again sometime and we look forward to
rockin with you at Whistler next season.
Bye for now and here's to a great summer!
Most sincerely....... THANK YOU
Lynn :)

June 19 2009

Hi Greg,

Paul and I just got back from our Honeymoon. Loved it!

We want to say thank you again for making our night so much fun! You guys are amazing to work with...so accomodating. Thank you!

Kristi Gordon
Global BC

June 12 2009

Hi Doug and Greg

Hope you are enjoying a great summer.

Last month Kids Up Front was pleased to highlight the Hairfarmers’ fundraiser in our summer newsletter, KIDS BIZ. Please see page 5 attached. I thought you’d appreciate seeing this acknowledgement and photo.

Your benefit concert for Kids Up Front was a big success and one of the major events of our year. I look forward to hosting another concert with you in 2010.

Warmest Regards

Cindy Graves

Executive Director

Kids Up Front Foundation (Vancouver)

402 - 134 Abbott St.

Vancouver, BC V6B 2K4

604 266 KIDS (5437)

June 5 2009

You're on our list of great, dependable, easy to work with bands! CF (Cadillac Fairview) loved you guys, thanks for making our evening a success.
Scott Knaut

May 13 2009

Hi Doug and Greg.
Just a quick thanks from "the father of the bride" for all you did at Mike and Kelly's wedding. Your show was great, our friend can't say enough..
Also for being so accommodating in helping me and my pal with the"last minute" ukulele mikeing.
All the best
Chip Hand

Feb 29 2008

You and Doug are the best!! Love working with the both of you and
love your musical talent.
Teri Green
Meetings & Site Services, Inc.

July 25 2008

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. It was so much fun and our guest have not stopped talking about how great you guys were. I loved the music and appreciated you playing and having to wait past the time we had discussed.

Talk to you soon.
Many thanks

Hey guys,

We just wanted to thank you for making our wedding reception so memorable!
We had a great time, in no short part to the fantastic music and party
atmosphere you guys created for us. Our guests could not stop raving about
the amazing band we had. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you for
some après very soon!

Curt & Kara

Hi Greg,

Thanks again for helping to make such a great party at our wedding. We've
just returned from our honeymoon and people are still saying how much fun
they had dancing. We will definitely pass your name onto anyone I know who
is looking for a band and we look forward to hearing you after skiing next

Anne and Dan