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Yesterday was a lovely day for a Wedding,  and Leanne and Marc had theirs at Goosedale in Nottingham. The weather was good and everyone seemed to have a good time.

I was asked to play for both the ceremony and drinks reception yesterday, including tunes that are special to the bride and groom.  I especially liked the slower version of ‘Ain’t Nobody’ by Jasmine Thompson and will using that one on a regular basis.

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‘Goosedale is an old farm that has had its barn converted to hold weddings and events along with other rooms.’

Thanks for asking me to be part of your big day Leanne and Marc and best wishes for your future together

Dave

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December has me booked to played at a Christmas party at Hendon Grange in Leicester and On Boxing Day I am playing at the Ramada Leicester Stage Hotel for a 1920s Christmas dinner, so not only good food but good music too.

There is also the usual School Carol Concerts to play at. Plus my woodwind ensemble are working hard to perfect Sleigh ride by Leroy Anderson, to be played at Oakham Church.

I will also be entertaining the residents at Sibbertoft Manor Residential Home (the only residential home that has a putting green for them to use!) for a Christmas singalong.

The 29th of DEcember is also the StaxofSax Christmas Saxophone Workshop in Leicester, If any of you players fancy joining us, then please get in touch at staxofsax@gmail.co., it would be great to see you.

A fairly busy month, but still space for a wedding or party or 2, so if you think I can help then please get in touch.

Best wishes

 

Dave

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Saturday 30th of July  was my 3rd time of playing at the ‘Friends of the Leicester Samaritans’ (SAMS) Beer Festival in Leicester.  This is definitely one of my favourite gigs of the year and to keep being asked back each year is a real buzz.

They have a long weekend of live music, great local food and stacks of Real Ales, Ciders and Wine and as if thats not enough Pimms aplenty.

My session was a 2 hour set in the small hall playing some jazz, pop, blues and rock tunes, and seemd to be well received by everyone with loads of singing along to some of the tunes.

The aim is to raise as much as possible to keep this truly vital service running.  This I believe has been a record year with over £4000 towards the funds.

I will keep you updated as to next years events as I have been asked back again.

Thanks to Lance and his team for making me feel welcome and for the beer tokens!! See you next year.

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This is the Donington Manor Hotel, Castle Donington, where Lisa and Stuart held their Drinks Reception, Photos and Wedding breakfast.

One of the things I love about playing at Weddings is when the Bride and Groom ask me to play a tune that I have never heard of, but when you listen and learn it, it becomes an instant favourite.

This was the case with Lisa and Stuart.  The song is ‘The Last Night of the World’ and comes from the ‘Miss Saigon’ Musical.  Its a beautiful melody that sits very nicely on the Soprano Saxophone.  Lisa and Stuart both said that they were so glad that they asked me to play it as it ‘Made their day’ and it was worth my fee just for that one song.

Well Lisa and Stuart, I would like to wish you all the best for the future and thank you for asking me to be part of your big day and also a big thank you for introducing me to your favourite song.

The Hotel is very nice and the staff are helpful and friendly too.

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Last Friday was the start of a packed musical weekend with a wedding ceremony and drinks reception at the very splendid Sopwell House hotel at St Albans.

Kami and Charaka asked me to play for their ceremony which is always a privilege. Kami came down the aisle to Van Morrisons ‘Brown Eyed Girl’ and they both went up the aisle to Stevie Wonders ‘Signed, Sealed and Delivered’.

Afterwards,  everyone joined the Bride and Groom for photographs and canopes and drinks in the lovely grounds with background music provided by yours truly. 

Sopwell House Ceremony Suite 

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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 Friday and Saturday (18th & 19th of March ) night see me starting a residency at a brand new wine and champagne bar near Derby, downstairs at the Kings Arms in Duffield.  Smooth tunes whilst you enjoy a glass or two of bubbles. Why not  come along and enjoy some of each.

Sunday the 20th of March  is the Nottingham Race Course Wedding Fayre with a wide range of specialist suppliers including myself .  So if you are planning your wedding,  why not come and see what I can add to your special day.
Hope to see some of you soon.
Dave

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If you are looking for something to do today, why not pop over to the East Midlands Airport Hotel and check out the wedding fayre that is taking place today between 11am and 3pm.
lots of different suppliers including a wedding saxophonist!

Come and say hello and we can chat about your big day and how I might be able to help.

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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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