Jonathan Harvey and Brigid DeNeefe performing at Bairnsdale, July 2012
Val Lennie OAM
"In the many years I have worked with Jonathan his skilled musicianship and great enthusiasm have contributed to lively, enjoyable concerts and productions. His hands on contribution applies to back stage set up tasks and transport as well. He prepares music parts well, provides orchestral arrangement, and performs piano/keyboard skills and percussion in many styles. Jonathan is also a good communicator."
Andrea Ford, Gippsland Opera
Jonathan Harvey has been involved with Gippsland Opera as accompanist for various concerts for the past five years, during which time we have found him professional in his approach and artistic endeavours. We currently have Jonathan currently booked for May 4th (2014) concert "A Celebration of Mothers" at this time he will accompany (Brigid DeNeefe) and well known tenor Lucas DeJong. "What a great day (yesterday at the "Pre Mother's Day Concert") and your playing helped make it you really FEEL the music and it comes across. Thanks (again)" May, 2013
“THANK YOU sincerely for a great concert last Sunday - we know cast, and audience had a ball... Keep those fingers twinkling and the feet tapping Jonathan.” Andrea and Keith Ford, Gippsland Opera, producers of “A Winter Warmer” featuring the cast of Williamstown Musical Theatre Company, July 2012.
“And all of this (“Red Hot and Cole” performance by members of the Williamstown Musical Theatre at Lucknow Uniting Church, sponsored by Gippsland Opera) would not have been possible without the very talented accompanist Jonathan Harvey, he never missed a beat, his fingers flying all over the keyboard. Gippsland Opera (is) so very lucky that he comes to Bairnsdale as often as he does.” (Bairnsdale Leader July 22 2012)
Suzanne Johnston, Diva & Singing Teacher University of Melbourne Conservatorium of Melbourne, Sir Zelman Cowan School of Music, Monash University
Jonathan's excellent musicianship and accompanying skills are an asset to students and professionals alike. His playing is both sensitive and supportive, and he combines this with the ability to imbue the most inexperienced of young performers with confidence and security.
Lodge of the Golden Fleece
“As we (The Lodge of the Golden Fleece) hold a number of functions, each expected to be more exciting and raising in quality,I can say on both occasions when using Jonathan's band, we found the nights to be exciting and very entertaining.The band rocks as Jonathan weaves his magic, his lady singer (Brigid DeNeefe) commands attention and collectively we all get into the positive vibe as the night drifts into a memorable and fun evening.When people love what they do it becomes infectious, our functions feed off this wonderful music as the night becomes a memorable one. That's what it's about! Nothing ever replaces dynamic live music, especially when you see Jonathan's smile during it.” Immediate Past Master, Rod Davies, PGStdB.
Missionary Sisters of St Peter Claver
"Thank you very much for performing at our Concert today. It was so generous of you to give your time and talents for this important mission event. It was a privilege and a great joy for us and our friends."