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?
pianist & vocalist for the wedding ceremony and wedding breakfast at West Tower
On Sunday, I was back at my favourite Lancashire wedding venue: West Tower in Aughton near Ormskirk. For the arrival of guests and the actual wedding ceremony, the bride Cat had asked me to prepare some special pieces including “Bella’s Lullaby” and “The Meadow” from the Twilight soundtracks. I also included “Love Letters” from the Sex & The City soundtrack which I had first played at another wedding at West Tower just the week before..On the day, Cat actually walked in to my piano version of “Something” by the Beatles and looked absolutely stunning.
pianist for the wedding drinks reception at West Tower
As usual at a West Tower wedding, the drinks reception was held downstairs in the bar area where I had already set up a second piano keyboard for a “seamless transition”.
After the guests had downed their mulled wine and champagne, it was time to head back upstairs to the baby grand for the wedding breakfast and what turned out to be a proper Liverpool singalong even before the desserts came out!! I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! xx
I had great fun at a corporate event for QVC held at West Tower Exclusive Venue in Aughton on Wednesday. It was to pay tribute to QVC staff who had been working for the company for over 5 years. There were many members who had been there for much longer too so staff loyalty is obviously something that is appreciated and encouraged there.
The men and women at the dinner all had a great evening with some more than keen to join in the singing!! Congratulations to QVC for devolping such a great relationship with staff and thank you West Tower for putting on another great event!
On Saturday, I performed at Tammy and Dave’s wedding at West Tower Country House Hotel in Aughton – undoubtedly, one of my favourite venues. Tammy had contacted me initially from Azerbaijan where she and Dave live and after discussing options had decided that I should set up a piano keyboard outside for the drinks reception and the white baby grand inside for the subsequent wedding breakfast.
Dave was a fan of Robbie Williams and particulalry the swing material he’d covered so the likes of Have You Met Miss Jones, Mack The Knife and Mr Bojangles were definitely on the playlist. Tammy was keen to hear some new versions of Beatles classics while they were home in Liverpool.
The weather on the day was great so everything went according to plan. With an abundance of real characters amongst the guest, a full-on sing song was guaranteed and a good time was had by one and all.
I may meet up for the invitational golf classic they organise in Dubai as I am performing in Dubai at the end of October but in the meantime I wish them both all the best!