“The GBBA (Greater Burnside Business Association) held its most memorable Holiday Luncheon ever on December 12th (2012)! From the moment that members and guests entered the Ramada Park Place Hotel they were surrounded by the hotel’s festive décor, and the harmonies of The East Coast Carolling Co. At any place where there was a line, or at any time when there was a lull in conversation, John Lindsay-Botten’s group quietly appeared and began singing. Their performance was brilliant, and they were an event organizer’s dream!

– Ken Grant, GBBA

“We were so impressed with the East Coast Carolling company of singers during our annual Shopping Under the Stars event. They set the tone of the event and did it in style! The professional vocalists that performed on our street had crowds gathering and smiling. We look forward to having the East Coast Carolling Co. back next year and we plan on booking them for more engagements next year!”

– Nancy Tissington, Exective Director, Spring Garden Area Business Association

“Thanks for coming out to DartNet at Sweet Smiles Cafe and regaling us with song this December. The reviews are in and the carolling was a hit!”

– Richard Black, DartNet Founder, Dartmouth, NS

“We really enjoyed having you and your group with us for our Christmas Open House. We had great feedback from our staff and would love to consider a repeat performance some year. Hope you were able to have a bit of a rest over the holidays. I know how busy you must have been up until the big day. Happy New Year!”

– Debby Farnell, Farnell Packaging, Dartmouth NS

“Thank you to the East Coast Carolling Co. for the great job you did at our wedding. You may ask, ‘How on earth do they know, as they weren’t anywhere near prior to the actual service?’ Well, our guests have been raving about you since the wedding! The pre-wedding music was apparently fantastic ‘The church music was fantastic’, ‘The four singers were brilliant and very professional’, ‘The songs before the wedding were a joy to hear’ The only problem was that as Bride and Groom it may have appeared a bit tacky to be sitting at the front of the church listening and then leave to make our grand entrance!”

– Syd and Cheryl Bowman

“John, the service music was also very good and we thank you for that, too! While we were having our photographs taken at the waterfront, you and Vanessa did a wonderful job at the Halifax Club. Yet again we missed it! I guess this is the problem of most weddings. The Bride and Groom need to circulate. However a number of our guests stayed in the Uniacke Room all the time and totally enjoyed the two of you singing and John on the grand piano. Thanks for everything, our guests were enthralled and Cheryl and I enjoyed the bits we heard, too!”

– Syd and Cheryl Bowman

“John’s unique flair and creative insight brings a refreshing new perspective not only to the specific projects that we have collaborated on, but also to our discussions of business and marketing issues that face today’s businesses.”

– Robert Dean, Edwards Dean & Co.

“John and his team of carolers are professional and more importantly, truly enjoy entertaining our customers. I highly recommend them for any carolling needs.”

– Dan Bourque, Property Manager, Park Lane

“I must say that people absolutely loved it, and for the longest time, went on and on and on about what a wonderful experience it was! If we are ever going to have carollers again, you are at the top of our list. In fact, you’re the only ones on our list – you’re the only ones we would call.”

– Heather Hansen, Executive Director, KIDS R KIDS Daycare & Preschool

“The East Coast Carolling Co. has been a festive attraction and a wonderful addition to Downtown Halifax over the holiday season. We’ve had the pleasure of working with John and his fellow carollers on our Downtown shopping promotion for several years. The group has always been reliable and professional – and they’ve always sounded great! I know our Downtown business members and customers appreciate their cheerful presence in the area every year.”

– Ivy Ho, Director of Communications & Marketing, Downtown Halifax Business Commission

“For the past two years, I have had the distinct pleasure to work with John Lindsay-Botten and his various carolers and singers. Their entertainment is always on key with the tone of the event and their demeanor is very professional. I consider all to be very reliable and an elegant touch to the events that have taken place at our club. I continue to, and do not hesitate to recommend The East Coast Carolling Co. for future engagements here at the Halifax Club.”

– Stephanie Trim, Catering Manager, The Halifax Club

” It’s been a pleasure working with John and the Carollers on a number of projects during past Holiday seasons. Their professionalism creates a great atmosphere any time of the year!”

– Don Fancy, 105.9 Seaside FM


“We three had such fun.  It was agreed that it was a great romp through Christmas and what better time or place.  Nice chemistry, harmony, repertoire and acting.  Would go anywhere to hear and see this group again.”

– Herb Brown, January 5th, 2016, after “The 12th Day of Christmas” at Christ Church, Lantz, NS