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.
The band headed to Thief Hall recently for Steph and Michael’s wedding. It was a special night as this was our first wedding in over 18 months that hadn’t been rearranged at least once. Plus, this particular little bit of Yorkshire was new to us – and we love to see different venues!
After receiving one of the friendliest welcomes we’ve had from any venue we quickly got to work loading in and setting up. Thief Hall is a really flexible venue with different spaces, so we were able to get sorted without disturbing proceedings too much.
It was soon time for the first dance and then straight into the first of our three sets. We always try to adapt what we’re playing to the audience rather than simply coming out a doing the same set every night. When we started there was a range of ages in the crowd, so we mixed up the decades to make sure everyone heard something they could dance to.
As the night went on the party just kept going so we were pulling out the big numbers all the way through the last set. We even got a few crowd singalongs! We loved our time at Thief Hall, and it was so great to celebrate Steph and Michael’s big day with them.
We were in party band mode in Leeds recently. This was Rebecca’s much delayed big birthday bash that was supposed to happen in 2020. She’d hired us back in late 2019, nearly two years before we got to play the actual gig!
We were at a venue we hadn’t visited before, The Mansion at Roundhay. The guys from Dine Venues who run the venue had been super helpful in the lead up to the party so we knew exactly what we were doing as soon as we arrived. After quite a few flights of stairs we were inside and all set up.
The event had been meticulously planned and we were very well cared for whilst we were waiting to play. It took a lot of willpower not to completely indulge ourselves, but we didn’t want to be too stuffed whilst trying to perform…
Showtime came and we were treated to some amazing performances on the dance floor. It turned out several of the birthday girls guests were pro and semi-pro dancers so their moves were better than ours! It has to be the first time we’ve seen guests pasodoble to a White Stripes number!
We had a wonderful night, and we were so glad we were finally able to celebrate Rebecca’s birthday in style.