Our non-stop summer of weddings kept rolling last week with another two shows. One close to home, and another further afield.
Friday night saw us playing for Vicki and Phil at 1331 in York. Now, 1331 is a bar, a restaurant, a cinema and, a venue – in fact, it’s everything you could ever want from a night out! It’s also a licensed wedding venue, and where our happy couple had decided to tie the knot and have a party.
It was race day in York so the city-centre was buzzing and absolutely heaving with taxis, so loading in on the narrow streets on York’s Minster Quarter was an experience. Luckily we came home with the same number of wing mirrors we left with… Just…
Once we were set up, it was time to party. Our couple had chosen ‘Thinking Out Loud’ by Ed Sheeran as their first dance. It was great to see so many of their friends and family join them on the dance floor by the end of the song. From then on, we knew we were in for a good night. The crowd were everything we could have hoped for, and more!
This was a great start to our weekend, and we really must give a big shout out to the team at 1331 who were wonderful – we love independent venues, and this is one of the best we’ve been too.
From a funky city-centre wedding, we went in another direction entirely for Saturday and found ourselves in the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside at the Yorkshire Wedding Barn near Richmond. This was a new venue for us, and we were pretty blown away as we arrived. It’s an amazing venue with stunning views across some of the best countryside in Yorkshire.
Kate and Mark were our happy couple, and they made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived. It was clear from the amount of interest we generated just by setting up, that this was a crowd was ready for a good time.
By pure coincidence, Kate and Mark had also asked us to perform ‘Thinking Out Loud’ as their first dance and, once again, the dance floor was packed with friends and family by the end of the song – there were points where their singing was in danger of drowning us out!
The crowd remained vocal – and on the dance floor – all night. These guys were certainly some of the liveliest people we’ve played for. The night was a bit of a blur, and before we knew it we were on the road home. Or so we thought… the A1 South was closed so we had an extra hour on our journey home following the detour! Such is the life of a wedding band!