Our summer of performing in unique locations continued at Helen and Tom’s wedding in the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds. We were performing in High Hunsley near Beverley in Yorkshire’s East Riding, the venue was a marquee at the groom’s parents house. There were amazing views over the Yorkshire Wolds and a magical place in the nearby woods with a campfire once the sun went down.
One of the great things about playing so many weddings is that people are usually really happy to see you, but our greeting at this one will take some beating. We’d only just arrived when we were being ushered inside and offered food and drink – what a great way to get the band motivated!
This impromptu meal also gave us an opportunity to meet the crew who had put up the marquee. We were really pleased to find out that we were in the ever capable hands of Will’s Marquees again. We love these guys and their very classy marquees – we even had a stage, which makes a massive difference when setting up in an outdoor venue.
We quickly loaded in after the speeches had finished and got ourselves set up. The warm welcome we’d received extended to everyone we met whilst we were getting ourselves ready. By this point we knew we were in for a good night! Helen and Tom had asked us to perform Thin Lizzy’s ‘Dancing In The Moonlight’ for their first dance. The closet rockers in the band had set about learning this one with some gusto and it was a great way to kick things off.
It was a pleasure to play for this crowd. They were up and dancing from the start. We kept mixing up the decades and genres to ensure everyone heard something they liked – slipping from James Bay to Dusty Springfield via the Kings of Leon and Prince over to Elvis. There were even a few hardy souls who stayed on the dance floor all night.
Drummer Tom (a.k.a ‘DJTJ’) kept the dance floor busy between our sets and kept the dancers happy right until the end of the night. The party didn’t end there and we were even treated to an a Capella version of Bohemian Rhapsody whilst we packed up! This was a great night and a great reminder – if we needed any – of why we love doing what we do.