Whilst the weather might suggest otherwise, our diary tells us that summer is in full swing. Our little wedding band has travelled the length and breadth of Yorkshire and beyond over the last couple of months, and we’re set to do the same for a couple more!
We had a welcome hometown gig on Friday when we played our monthly show at The Old White Swan in York. This has been our regular gig for a number of years and it’s a great place for potential clients to come and see us perform – which is something not many wedding bands can offer. We’ve always taken the view that couples don’t book any other aspect of their big day without seeing or testing it, so why should the band be any different!? If you want to catch us live you can see our public gigs for the rest of the year here.
Saturday was a complete change of scenery. We were performing for Izzy and Nick’s wedding at Newburgh Priory near Coxwold, North Yorkshire. We were treated to a stunning view of the house and grounds as we drove up the driveway, and as we rounded a corner we saw the marquee on the lawn where we would be performing.
Timings slipped somewhat as the meal and speeches started late and went on slightly longer than planned, but we were able to catch up with our happy couple and make some changes to the running order and set times. It’s a rare wedding that runs completely to plan, so we’re totally relaxed about making changes on the night!
Izzy and Nick had asked us to perform two special songs at the start of the night – ‘How Long Will I Love You’ by The Waterboys and ‘Son of a Preacher Man’ by Dusty Springfield. It was obvious from the reaction our couple received as they took to the dance floor that this was going to be a great night; and we weren’t wrong. The dance floor was full all night and we even performed an extremely rare second encore!
This was our first time at this amazing venue, and we hope it’s not our last. This wedding was a great way to round off the weekend. Now we just need to get ready for the next one!