Here we are in September, summer is drawing to an end and autumn is just around the corner. But that doesn’t mean we’re slowing down! Last weekend we played two great weddings in two wonderful York venues.
First up was Felicity and David’s wedding at The Hospitium. This is a venue we’ve been to many times before, but it always amazes us that we can be right in the middle of the city but still be surrounded by nothing but gardens and the river.
Because of its location there are volume controls in place at the venue. We’ve mentioned this before, but such situations really call for an experienced wedding band. It takes the right combination of experience and attitude to ensure the volume is right for the venue and the client whilst putting 100% into the performance. Egos need to be left at the door. This all sounds obvious, but we still regularly hear horror stories from many venues.
The wedding was an intimate affair, which reflected the magical feel of the venue; and because we offer a flexible approach for all of our clients we were able to provide Felicity and David with a service to match their plans. We were able to agree an earlier set up time and play three shorter sets instead of two; we were also able to tailor our set and the iPod DJ to suit their tastes. Our reward was a full dance floor, much to the happiness of the bride and groom!
Our next stop was Sarah and Andy’s wedding at the Churchill Hotel, another great independent venue in York.
We knew we were in for a great night from the song requests we’d been getting from Sarah and Andy. It was obvious that they had a real party planned, and when the dance floor filled up straight away, we weren’t disappointed.
There was a definite indie/60’s feel to most of the requests so we adjusted our set and the iPod DJ playlist to suit. Once again, by treating each couple as individuals we were able to provide a unique and personalised service. Other bands and DJs might do the same ‘turn’ every night – but not The Players!