Jacqui and Phil had come over to the studio in March last year to discuss wedding entertainment options for their 2013 wedding at top Lancashire wedding venue West Tower. Happily, they decided to go with solo piano and vocals sets to cover the drinks reception and wedding breakfast and then the Wirral’s finest 40 Thieves Trio for their evening entertainment. We also decided to rely on the Ipad to mix their chosen playlist between the live band sets to keep the party going throughout the evening.
As our bass player Mark was unavailable, the band comprised myself on piano & vocals, bass keyboard and drum loops, Jon on guitar & vocals and Geni on sax, flute & vocals – a great format and a great sound. Jacqui and Phil had decided against the 4-piece format with the drummer as they were keen to control the overall volume and limit the space taken up by the band. After their first dance “Greatest Day“, we had everyone up on the dancefloor for the rest of the night as promised.
Two of their guests have already booked the same format for next year on the back of our success at West Tower. Unless you have a particular set theme, your wedding entertainment should offer something for everyone. An accomplished band who are intent on having fun will wow your guests and a great night will be guaranteed. Now, isn’t that what weddings are all about?
Simon Brown Pianist, Singer and Band for Wedding at Sheldrakes, Heswall
On Friday, I performed at Simon & Anna’s wedding at Sheldrakes Heswall – a fantastic setting made even more so by the glorious weather on the day.
I performed my solo wedding pianist sets during the drinks reception and the party was already buzzing after a string of requests and daytime singalongs…
Once the evening guests had arrived, Wirral wedding band The 40 Thieves kicked off with the newlyweds’ first dance request “Sweetest Feeling” and the dancefloor was filled until time was called with 500 Miles…
Another great wedding at Sheldrakes, a glorious day and a great night was had by one and all!
Party Band Up Four It were in trio format and in full swing for the night time entertainment at Jeanette and Andy’s wedding at Inglewood on Saturday night. Jeanette’s family had come from far and wide as they were spread across Europe. It turns out that some family members run a restaurant in Jessheim, a village near Oslo aiport where I had spent a month working in 2003.
Although the wedding breakfast had eaten into our performance time, I had the piano set up with Jon and Geni beside ready to perform a mix of Rat Pack, soul, rock and a little bit of cheese to keep the dancing and singing going. As drummer Carl was not with us, I was using the drum machine which does have some great loops but doesn’t have the same sense of humour as the drummer….
Another great night at Inglewood as always. All the best to Jeanette and Andy, the happy couple!