As a busy North Yorkshire wedding band, we are used to playing in some amazing settings, and our recent show for Vicki and Lee was no exception.
Our happy couple had chosen the Raven Hall Hotel at Ravenscar as their venue. The hotel, which sits between Whitby and Scarbough, has stunning clifftop views of the Yorkshire coast and the surrounding North Yorkshire Moors. Looking in any direction from the hotel, it’s easy to see why the National Trust cares for so much of this coastline. We were lucky enough to get a (brief) chance to enjoy the view on this beautiful summer’s evening.
We were performing in a seperate room to the wedding breakfast, so we were able to get set up and sound checked quickly and discreetly without disturbing the meal or the speeches. After sound check, it was time for a quick change into our stage gear and then we were ready to rock. Vicki and Lee had requested we play ‘I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing’ by Aerosmith as their first dance. The room was packed as we started playing the song, and in no time at all that whole crowd seemed to have moved on to the dance floor!
Vicki and Lee had asked us to get plenty of indie and rock into our set, which guaranteed a lively and sweaty night for all! We mixed up some 60s classics from the likes of the Kinks and the Stones with some party-rock anthems from Joan Jett and Bryan Adams, and followed it all up with indie floorfillers such as the Killers, The White Stripes and Florence. This recipe kept people on their feet all night, and our ‘iPod DJ’ had kept things lively whilst we were having a break. We were able to customise these to our couple’s tastes, which made the night that little bit more unique to them.
We had a fantastic time with Vicki and Lee and their guests and it really felt like the end came too soon. This was a great venue that we really look forward to seeing again.