Posts Tagged ‘ceremony’


Even though this is  the first week of the school holidays, things have been pretty busy here in sunny Leicester.

Thursday saw me playing at the Salvation Army Home League (which is a senior citizens club) in New Parks.  As I was brought up in the Salvation Army, I knew a few of the members from my childhood.  I took my Dad with me as he knew some other of the members too.

We had a great time, with a few tunes and a sing along session, then they finished the afternoon by singing happy birthday to me.  I had tried to keep it a secret, but it was all good fun.

Today I was playing at Sibbertoft Manor Nursing home for my normal monthly visit.  Yet again another anniversary as I have been playing there now for 2 years.

Tomorrow, I am playing at a garden party which is part of a wedding celebration week here in Wigston, and in the evening I will be playing for an Engagement party at San Carlos restaurant in Leicester.

Quite a busy week, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I hope yours is eventful too.

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This is the advert that appeared in issue 400

This is the advert that appeared in issue 400

    Recently I have been doing some promotional work with Aspire Magazine based in Leicester.  This is a free magazine that covers the East Midlands that you can get in coffee shops and supermarkets, and is also available on line.

The advert on the left appeared in issue 400 and the editorial below, was in issue 401.

 

The Editorial from issue 401

The Editorial from issue 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Last weekend I happened to be busking in Oadby and Wigston and this weekend in Market Harborough.  The sign of a successful busking in session is not necessarily the amount of donations in the hat, though, that of course helps, but by how many business cards and leaflets have been taken.

Oadby was very windy last week and early on my leaflet board was blown across the street. However two very kind young ladies brought them back for me whilst I was still playing (the show must go on!).  I am so glad that they did as most of them were picked up during the morning by passers by. One lady is the mother of a bride to be who has wrang and booked me to play at here wedding in August at Keythorpe Manor in Leicestershire, a very nice place to get married in deed.

Quite a few leaflets where also taken in Market Harborough yesterday. Today, I received another call from a gentleman who has booked me as a surprise for his Bride at their wedding in June, I wont say where the venue is, just in case she finds out accidentally.

If you are looking for background music to entertain your guests at your wedding or party, then please get in contact

Best wishes

Dave

to see if I can help.

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Easter Sunday saw me loading the car for a drive out to Dodford Manor in Northamptonshire. This was not a social trip but I had been asked to play at the wedding of Becky and Daniel.

The Weddings at Dodford Manor are held in a beautifully restored brick barn with all mod cons, also but with lots of  character.

The weather stayed fine for the couple and after the service I played for the guests entertainment whilst they had a drink and a catchup before the reception.

I would like to say thanks to the Grooms mum for the action shot photo, the rest I took with my phone.  I certainly enjoyed my self and with some of the guests having a bit of a dance and with loads of lovely comments, I believe the family and guests did too.

If you are looking for a wedding venue in the Northamptonshire area,

then Dodford Manor is Certainly worth visiting.

Dodford Manor Easter 2015

Dodford Manor Easter 2015

Dodford Manor

Dodford Manor

Dodford Church

Dodford Church

Dodford

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Richard asked me to play at his wedding to Trisha, but kept it a surprise from her. Even at the rehearsal she thought that I was just pressing the buttons on the p.a. system to play the music for the hymns and the ceremony.

They chose a lovely church called Wistow Church. The church is nearly a 1000 years old and sits in a lovely rural part of Leicestershire.

When Trisha arrived at the church the car pulled up to the front door and she saw me there with a saxophone in my hand, she had a good laugh.

Trisha went down the aisle to a lovely tune, a theme from a summers place.  This was a new tune for me, but one I will definitely use again.  Richard chose the outward tune, Can’t smile without you by Barry Manilow, another new one that will be used again.

The reception was held at the Conservative club in Wigston, and they put on a great event for the happy couple.  The room was lovely, the food was really good and theres is plenty of parking, what else could you want for your special day. Well worth considering if you are looking for a local venue.

Wistow Church, Leicestershire

Wistow Church, Leicestershire

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