Posts Tagged ‘wedding music’


First of all, my apologies for the lack of posts on here.  The last few months have been hectic with both work and family events.

However, things are getting back to normal now, so here is a bit of an update of the past couple of months.

The gigs have included

Open day at Sibbertoft Manor

Solo Weddings

Folk Foundasian Weddings

Restaurants 35th Anniversary

Funeral

Teaching

and School concerts

I am not going to list them all individually for obvious reasons but I will include a couple of pictures for you.

A lot of new songs have and still are being added to the repertoire along with some new bookings for later on in the year and also next year.

The pictures include Weddings at:

Emsworth

Haslington Hall

Cattows Farm, Ashby

The Bombay Brasserie, PEterborough

Thrumpton Hall, Nottinghamshire

and Sibbertoft Manor residential home which has a putting green for the residents (how cool is that)

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This coming weekend sees me playing for another birthday party at the Praha restaurant in Hinckley and for Valentine’s Day I will be serenading the love birds at Langar Hall in Nottinghamshire.
I have also taken bookings for a birthday party and a singalong session locally this week as well as taking on 2 new students for lessons.
During February and March I will be playing at 3 wedding fayres at East Midlands Airport hotel (28th Feb), the Link Hotel in Loughborough (13th March), and Nottingham Race Course (20the March)
So if anyone would like to pop along for a chat about their wedding music, or any other event, please feel free.

Ps I have just received a booking for February 13th to play at a Valentines weekend event at the Kings Head in Duffield, Derbyshire. It’s going to be a busy couple of weeks.

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I have just opened my own youtube channel with the aim of posting videos for anyone to view.

Here is the link to my first video Blue Suede Shoes  

If you would like to purchase the track, it is available at itunes Blue Suede Shoes at Itunes

Let me know what you think.

 

Best wishes

 

Dave

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Hi Folks

I just wanted to wish every one a happy and healthy new year for 2016.

2015 was a good year for me, with a record number of gigs played over the last 12 months.  This included joining up with the guys from Folk Foundasian ( Folk Foundasian sax trio  ) which has been a really good experience and a great learning curve for me.

I have played at some lovely venues this year including Langar Hall in Nottingham, Curradine Barns in Shrawley, a 50th wedding anniversary party in Portsmouth and Hinckley Classis car show to name but a few.

The new year starts with more confirmed gigs in the diary than ever before, and lots of projects in the pipeline, including starting work on recording a cd.

If you would like to chat about any events that you have coming up, then please drop me a line and I will come back to you as soon as possible.

 

Best wishes

Dave

 

 

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The next few weeks are pretty busy, which is great.  The Folk Foundasian Sax Trio (Check out our youtube videos) have got another wedding in October, so rehearsals are in full swing, with loads of new material.

I have a Church fund raising gig in Skeffington on the 10th of October, I am playing in the bell tower! No Quasimodo jokes please.

18th October I will be exhibiting at the Belmont Hotel Wedding Fayre, Leicester.  Come along and say Hi.

I have been rebooked by Freeths Solicitors for another cocktail party on the 29th October,  and I will be playing for the residents at Sibbertoft Manor residential home later in the month too.

I also hope to be getting the 2nd track out onto Itunes and cd Baby during October, I haven’t decided yet which one to release, but keep watching here for details.

Dave

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Curradine Barns in Shrawley, Worcestershire is a lovely rural venue for weddings. You can either having the ceremony at the Barns or the village church next door.

The 18th of September was the day that Jo and Anthony tied the knot at St Mary’s Church and holding their wedding reception at the Curradine Barns .  I was delighted to be asked to provide the music for the drinks reception after the ceremony before everyone sat down for the wedding breakfast.

The weather stayed dry and warm enough for every one to enjoy the courtyard  drinks and photos. The music was a mixture ranging from Sinatra, Elvis, through to Ed Sheeran and the comments from Jo and Anthony and their guests range from ” lovely” to “You made my day”.

The whole event seemed to go very smoothly and unhurried in beautiful surroundings, what more could you want for your special day.

Thank you Jo and Anthony for inviting me to be part of your special day.

Dave

Curradine Barns, Shrawley.

Curradine Barns, Shrawley.

Curradine Barns Courtyard.

Curradine Barns Courtyard.

Curradine Barns Courtyard.

Curradine Barns Courtyard.

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On Saturday 22nd of August I played at Keythorpe Manor in Leicestershire as part of the celebrations for the wedding of Victoria and Ashley.
Keythorpe Manor is a beautiful house in stunning surroundings. The views are magnificent over looking the Leicestershire and Rutland countryside.
The ceremony took place in the Oak Barn which has been tastefully converted for this purpose.  I played on the patio as the guests arrived and after the ceremony in the garden for drinks for a little while, after which, I handed over to a very talented vocalist called Tabitha who entertained everyone for an hour. By this time the sun was beginning to make its presence felt.
The wedding breakfast was inside one of the biggest marquees I have seen, which was nice because everyone had plenty of room and it was very tastefully decorated with lovely flower arrangements. I played during the meal and afterwards as everyone chatted and caught up with friends and family.
Victoria and Ashley had thought of everything, right down to flipflops for the ladies and an ice cream cart keeping their guests cool and comfortable.
All through the day both Victoria and Ashley had huge smiles on their faces and seemed to enjoying the whole day.

I would like to say thank you to Victoria and Ashley for asking me to be part of their big day and wish them all the best for their future together.

Ps I would also like to thank everyone at Keythorpe Manor for making me feel welcome too.
Dave

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Last Saturday was the wedding of Becky and Thomas at Langar Hall. It’s a beautiful hall just outside Nottingham in the village of Langar.
The couple, family and friends had an intimate dinner in the elegantly decorated dining room whilst I provided background music during the meal.
After the wedding breakfast was a chance for people to have a drink and a chat before the service in the garden room.
As the weather was sunny, the doors to the garden were able to be open and this made the room almost part of the halls gardens.
Becky walked down the aisle to ‘Summertime ‘ and as a surprise,  the married couple came back up the aisle to the theme from the 1960s T.V show, ‘ Batman’.
The groom knew nothing about, as it was kept as a surprise because he is a massive Batman fan.
After  the photographs in the grounds,  Becky and Thomas left in an immaculate VW camper van, complete with Champagne.
Everybody had a fun time and enjoyed themselves in a very peaceful and  stunning venue and I wish Becky and Thomas all the best for the future together and thank you for asking me to be part of their special day.

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Garden room, where the ceremony took place

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P’s.  Langar Hall have asked me to play at their Valentines day celebrations next February too.

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In my previous blog post I told you about playing at an old friends wedding this weekend.
Well I that yesterday was one of the happiest weddings, either as a guest or playing for, that I have ever had the good fortune to be part of.
I was asked to play at the wedding reception, so as I was walking down the side of the church to set up in the back garden, I could hear singing from inside. Pretty standard activity you would think,  until I realised that ‘Crazy little thing called love’ and ‘Walking on sunshine’ are not found in any hymn books that I have come across before.
Apparently some of the congregation had performed a flash mob at the end of the service for the happy couple,  which was a great success.  You have got to love people with an imagination.
I started off playing in the garden, which was lovely with the good weather.  I threw in ‘Crazy little thing called love’ and everyone joined in singing. What a way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
We moved inside when it was time to eat. I think the food had be organised by friends and members of the church.  They had a very nice afternoon tea party with proper China cups and saucers, cake stands and teapots on each table. The hall had been transformed into a splendid wedding reception hall and everyone concerned with the decoration and food production should be very proud of their hard work.
A nice touch was having a master of ceremonies, who I think was a friend of the bride and groom.  He had a great sense of humour and made the afternoon run like clockwork.
All in all it was a really great day, and a pleasure and privilege to be part of.
Thanks again Graham and Rosie for asking me.
Best wishes for the future together.

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As a teenager I was a member of the 23rd Leicester  (Oadby) Boys Brigade during which time I made many friends,  some of who I am still in touch with.
This Saturday I am pleased to be playing at the wedding of one of those friends.
Graham and Rosie are getting married at Oadby Baptist Church where we attended B.B. meetings.
The wedding will be full of old friends so I am really looking forward to this event to see a friend married and to catch up with a few old pals.

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