Rolling on the river

One of the band’s highlights this summer was a York river cruise party for David’s big birthday. We got to spend the evening entertaining David and his guests whilst taking in the scenery of the river Ouse.

We’ve had some interesting load ins over the years, usually involving staircases of various widths and lengths, but this was the first time we’ve approached a venue by gangplank! Things were tight, but we soon had everything ship-shape and ready to go.

There was a diverse crowd to entertain, and we also had to make sure we played the birthday boy’s favourites too! Thankfully this is where our experience and extensive set list comes into play. We use both of these to ensure we’re responding to the audience and hitting all the right notes to keep them entertained – pun intended….

We have to make special mention of the amazing location. Our little band plays a lot of parties around York and further afield, but we can’t think of anywhere that the scenery changed so much as on the river. It was a beautiful evening to drift by the historic sights of the city centre and then out into greener environments of the outskirts!

It was a fantastic night for us earning our sea legs as and we hope to get back out on the water very soon. In the meantime, if you’re looking for a band for your special event, on dry land or otherwise, then just get in touch.

Live Band for a Wootton Hall Barn Wedding

The band recently performed at Lucy and Tim’s wedding at Wootton Hall in Lincolnshire. We had a – relatively – short hop over the Humber Bridge and we’re soon setting up in the venue’s amazing barn conversion.

To be honest, the word barn doesn’t do it justice. You should check out their website to see everything it has to offer. It was definitely one of the best (and friendliest) we’ve performed at.

Show time, and the first dance, came around quickly and pretty soon the party was in full swing. Over the years we’ve found there’s always a risk of pushing the crowd away after the excitement of the first few numbers – either through volume or poor song choice. We have the experience to balance both and keep the dance floor going all night!

Whilst we weren’t performing our happy couple had pulled together some personalised playlists to ensure they just heard the music they wanted to. This is a great touch and super easy to organise – there was even a bit of last minute swapping thanks to the venue’s WiFi!

This was a fantastic wedding at an amazing venue, and despite getting lost on the way home, we hope to be back soon. Congratulations Lucy and Tim.

Thinking of a live band for your wedding? Why not get in touch to see what we have to offer.

Not just a wedding band… we do parties too!

The last few months have been party-time for our little band from York. In and around the usual summer rush of weddings we’ve been helping people celebrate some big – and often quite delayed – birthdays.

We visited the very wonderful Villa Farm near York to help the equally wonderful Tracy celebrate a big birthday (we’re not telling how big). It was a year later than planned but everyone was keen to make up for lost time!

This was one of those great gatherings of friends and family and it was obvious from people arriving that we were going to have a good night! We were also able to shape our playlists for between sets to make sure every bit of music meant something for our birthday girl and her guests.

More recently, we made the short journey up the road to Tadcaster to play for Louise and her much-delayed celebration. And again, we were lucky to perform for another crowd who were ready to make up for the two-year wait!

In the run up to the event we’d worked closely with Louise to ensure our performance really got the party started. Judging by the dance floor we did exactly that! It’s always really satisfying to see that level of planning pay off.

If you’re planning a celebration of any sort and you’re interested in live music just get in touch and we can talk about what we can do to help your party go with a bang.

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