Throughout the years the Dave Pearce Orchestra have received some rave reviews from the places they've played. Below are just a few:
"Dave Pearce has his own band and this man is serious! He knows what swing's all about and how to play it. Catch him if you can and swing along with him!"
- The late Malcolm Laycock, BBC Radio 2
"An orchestra with many of the countries best players that need to be heard, especially in a jazz environment"
- Denis Dundon, The Rhythm Station, Rawtenstall
"Always puts out a good band. He should - he keeps stealing my musicians!"
- John Miller - nephew to Glenn Miller
"Dave, your talent and dedication to the history of Big Band music humbles me. You are, without a doubt, the future of a second generation of Big Band leaders..."
- Jan Eberle - daughter to the original Glenn Miller Orchestra vocalist, Ray Eberle
"Good luck to The Dave Pearce Orchestra, swing music is in safe hands. Well done for forming it! Best wishes..."
- The late Don Lusher, OBE
"Dave - you're an excellent trombone player and obviously an excellent and dedicated bandleader. As musical director of the Nottingham Jazz Orchestra, I know how difficult it is to keep a really good big band together, but stick with it - you deserve success!"
- Tommy Saville - Jazz radio presenter & Musical Director of the Nottingham Jazz Orchestra
"What a fantastic, experienced refreshing band to both see and hear! I saw the band at the Royal Northern College of Music theatre in October 2005. The band was so professional and so tight. The leader was very informative on the music, and their female singer was not only pleasing on the eye, but also had a wonderful voice! Definitely a band I'd recommend to any friends or potential sponsors/agents...long may you continue!"
- Jackie Hughes, audience member
"I'm sure I speak for others when saying that the DPO is probably one of the most classy, entertaining, slick and musically 'rock-solid' outfits I have ever seen performing live in England. Directed by the talented and visionary Dave Pearce, it very quickly becomes clear to all that this is an ensemble which settles for nothing less than perfection at all times and it is clear that Dave demands the highest standards of playing when appearing in public. Dave Pearce and his talented Orchestra are without doubt a force to be reckoned with both now and in the future - Dave has the audience securely in the palm of his hand at every concert, lapping up the vast array of talent, skill and class of these fine musicians, resulting in a sheer spectacle of quality musical entertainment every time. You must hear this striking group of professionals live!"
- Iain Masson, composer and conductor