Posts Tagged ‘sax’


Sunday was a very good day at the 10th Wight Bridal Wedding Show in Newport IoW.

There was a change this time with the layout, as we had half of the small gym (where I exhibit) set up as a fully decorated marquee, showing what your wedding could look like if you hired one of these.

We had a live band too, so we took it in turns to play and it worked very well.  They also had a jazz guitarist doing some very nice laid back tunes.

I was booked for 2 events on the day, and had some good conversations with loads of happy couples.  A couple of the venues that where promoting the wedding services also spoke to me about other events they are looking for music for, Valentines night and corporate dinners.

It was also really nice to speak generally to the other suppliers and see how life is treating them.

From the feedback of other suppliers, I think a good day was had by one and all.

My next Wedding show is at the Ventnor Botanical Gardens on the 3rd of March 2019.20190127_084559

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Last Saturday I had the pleasure to be booked for a wedding very close to home, in fact the drive was 5 minutes door to door.  The wedding took place at the Ramada Stage Hotel in Wigston.

As both Carys and Hagan like Motown, the order of the day was Stylistics, Drifters and Ben E King for the music during the service and wedding breakfast, with a selection of easy listening and pop tunes mixed in.

Even though the weather wasn’t ideal and the photographs had to be taken inside, the hotel stepped up and very quickly converted the ceremony room into a room suitable to have the pictures taken and serve drinks at the same time to keep the guest happy.

There were a lot of nice comments from the happy couple, Brides father (who booked me) and the guests about the music, which is a sure fire way to put a smile on my face.

I wish Carys and Hagan all the best for their future together and I hope they have a great honeymoon.

Wedding Breakfast

Wedding Breakfast

Wedding Ceremony

Wedding Ceremony

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Yesterday morning was spent in Wellingborough at Beck Studio recording the sax part for a new song. The song is called Daddy’s little girl and is written by Billy Joe Cummings, a song writer from the States, who splits his time between The Midlands and America.

Bill contacted me after a Google search for Sax players and asked me if fancied playing.  I jumped at the chance as I don’t have a large amount or recording experience but is something that I want to gain. I am also looking for a studio to record some stuff for myself, so this was an opportunity to check out the studio.

I met Bill and Dave, the owner and sound engineer for Beck Studio, and after a chat, a cuppa and a warm up, we got down to it. As there was only one song and the other musicians had already done their bit, it took us about an hour to record and to add some extras so that Dave can work his magic in the final mix.

It was a very enjoyable and enlightening morning, and as Bill and Dave have both asked me if would like to do some more tracks with them, I dont think I did too bad.

I did speak to Dave and I hope to be booking a session to get some of my tracks recorded very soon.

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Wethele Manor is a beautiful place to hold a wedding reception, even better when the weather stays nice.  Richard and Julie had both on the 5th October this year.

The clouds cleared just before the event and stayed off for the rest of the day.  Guests congregated in the courtyard for drinks and to welcome the bride and groom.  This gave me a good warm up for the main event, the reception which was held in  a permanent marquee attached to one of the old out buildings.

everything was well organised and the staff were very pleasant and helpful and the evening went like clockwork

 

Afterwards I must have given at least 6 business cards out to interested parties, so thats always a psitive sign

 

I would like to say thanks to Richard and Julie for asking me to play at their wedding and wish them all the best for the future

 

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