Whilst it feels like a very long time ago now, it was at the start of the month when we performed for Emily and Rishie’s wedding at The Normans near York.
Our happy couple had originally come to see us at one of our regular live dates in York before booking us for their reception. We try to perform regular public gigs to enable all of our couples to do just this. It’s a perfect opportunity for them to ensure we’re the right band for their big day, and it gives us both a chance to have a good chat about their wedding and how we might fit into it.
Fast forward to March and we were pulling up to the venue at 9am on a Saturday morning to get our equipment loaded in and soundchecked. This is something we’re often asked do. For some weddings it just makes more sense to get the band in and set up before everything else, and we’re always happy to work with couples to find the best way to achieve that.
The Normans is a fantastic venue and probably one of the best places to hold a party that we’ve been to in a long time. All of the facilities are top notch – we even got a stage which is a rarity! On top of all that Oliver is an amazing host and really helped us out ahead of the event, so we could just get on with entertaining Emily and Rishie’s guests on the night.
The first dance was ‘Praise You’ originally by Fatboy Slim, but more recently covered by Hannah Grace. We had great fun learning this one as the brief was to try to make a mash up if the two different versions. Starting it a a slow ballad really brought out the lyrics, which were a great fit for a wedding, then kicking up a gear for the chorus got everyone on the dancefloor.
We’ve been using the quieter period after new year to refresh our setlist and add a few new numbers. These went down really well, and we kept young and old on the dancefloor all evening. We even managed to fit in a request from the bride as our last encore!
If you’re planning your spring wedding and you think live music is what you need, please get in touch and see how we could help. If you’re still thinking about live music, why not check out some of our blog posts on the subject, which you can find here.