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Wedding and acoustic music at Merewood House Hotel – Lake District wedding

Merewood House Hotel Wedding and Acoustic Set
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Last weekend we played at a lovely wedding in the Lake District for Amy and Chris at the Merewood House Hotel. This is a fantastic venue with a great view and a lovely setting. We played and acoustic set in the afternoon followed by our 7 piece showband in the evening.

Amy and Chris had  Finally Found by the Honeyz for their first dance which was a great choice. What a lovely couple couple and a great venue! All the best for the future!

Merewood House Hotel Wedding and Acoustic Set

Merewood House Hotel Wedding and Acoustic Set

Merewood House Hotel Wedding and Acoustic Set
Merewood House Hotel Wedding and Acoustic Set
Merewood House Hotel Wedding and Acoustic Set
Merewood House Hotel Wedding and Acoustic Set
Merewood House Hotel Wedding and Acoustic Set
Merewood House Hotel Wedding and Acoustic Set

The Aldwark Arms Wedding York

Aldwark Arms York Wedding Band
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We got to play at a lovely new venue this weekend – the Aldwark Arms near York who opened their doors to married couples last year. It’s a lovely rural venue and the marquee looked absolutely amazing.

Aldwark Arms York Wedding Band
Aldwark Arms York Wedding Band

We had the privilege of being Naomi and Tom’s wedding band and it was a cracking night with lots of lovely people. They had You and Me by the Wannadies as their first dance which got the dance floor going and which never stopped until right at the end!

Aldwark Arms York Wedding Band
Aldwark Arms York Wedding Band

The Aldwark Arms has a lovely outside area with chimineas and the food was great too. Well worth getting in touch with Pete and the team if you want a rustic, easy going venue for your wedding – https://aldwarkarms.co.uk/

Aldwark Arms York Wedding Band
Aldwark Arms York Wedding Band

So thanks again to Naomi and Tom – it was lovely spending the evening with you, your family and friends and we wish you all the best for the future :)

Titanic Hotel Liverpool Wedding

Titanic Hotel Liverpool wedding
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We were recently asked to play at the Titanic hotel in the dock area of Liverpool for Steve and Charlotte. We love this venue! From the HUGE main room with the big lights to the awesome staircase in the adjoining room, it’s a BIG venue with a great atmosphere.

Titanic hotel liverpool wedding
Titanic hotel liverpool wedding

The industrial history of the building is obvious. It is part of Stanley dock, designed by Jesse Hartley and opened on 4 August 1848 as the only one in Liverpool which was built inland, all the others being built out from the foreshore. The adjoining bar is especially industrial looking with its exposed brickwork, metal girders and pillars.

Titanic hotel liverpool wedding
Titanic hotel liverpool wedding

The happy couple had Ed Sheeran, Perfect as their first dance which was enjoyed by all. Thanks for having us to be a part of your big day!

Lovely Farm Wedding Near York

York Wedding Band
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This weekend we had a blast playing for Becki and Rich’s wedding at their lovely family farm near York. The sun was shining and the marquee looked absolutely fabulous!

York Wedding Band
York Wedding Band

We want to thank the family for being so accommodating to us, we loved playing for you and it was great to share the day with you.

Farm Wedding York
Farm Wedding York

We loved the ‘Just Married’ sign upon driving into the farm and the road sign was a great touch!

York Wedding Band
York Wedding Band

Thanks again for having us Becki and Rich and we wish you all the best for the future!

Special mention to Dj Andy who is a cracking chap :)

Wedding at the Coniston Hotel Skipton

Wedding at coniston hotel skipton
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The wedding season is now in full flow and this weekend we were at the lovely Coniston hotel in Skipton playing for Gemma and Robbie.

After a beautiful day of sunshine the drinks were flowing and the party kicked off with the bride and groom’s first dance – ‘Then’ by Brad Paisley. Gemma’s dad Peter was then invited to the dance floor for a fantastic daughter and father dance which was lovely to see.

Wedding at coniston hotel skipton
Wedding at coniston hotel skipton

We managed a last minute addition to the set list – ‘don’t stop believing’ by Journey which was great fun to finish with.

We had an absolutely amazing time and it’s great when family and friends are so inviting and want to bring the party!

So thanks again Gemma and Robbie and we wish you all the best for the future!

Wedding at coniston hotel skipton
Wedding at coniston hotel skipton

Wedding at The Met Hotel Leeds

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This weekend we were in our home town of Leeds playing at the Met Hotel Leeds for Martin and Katie’s wedding.

The Met is a stunning grade two listed hotel in the city centre and was a fantastic venue for the couple’s big day. Martin and Katie are a lovely pair and we were privileged to be part of their wedding day.

Wedding_The_Met_Hotel_Leeds
Wedding_The_Met_Hotel_Leeds

Ties on heads was the order of the day and it was great to see everyone having a great time.

So thanks again for having us and we wish Martin and Katie all the best for the future!

” Hey guys just want to say a massive thank you for last night you were absolutely brilliant we didn’t want it to end. You had the dance floor packed all night and seeing Katies dad with his tie on his head rockin out to Bruce Springsteen was awsome ? thanks again” Martin & Katie xxx

Wedding at Deighton Lodge Country Weddings, York

Deighton Lodge Country Weddings
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We had a lovely time playing for Jon and Helen on the evening of their wedding at Deighton Lodge near York last weekend. The weather held out which meant a great evening outside and partying in the giant tipi!

Deighton Lodge Country Weddings
Deighton Lodge Country Weddings

The evening was brilliantly organised by Boodika Events and the Tipis were a fab place for friends and family to have a great time together. Photography by UK wedding photographer Picshore Photography

The couple had Etta James, ‘At Last’ as their first dance and the band really enjoyed playing for this really nice bunch of people.

Thanks Jon and Helen for inviting us to play for you!

Deighton Lodge Country Weddings

Huge thanks to Groove Manuva for helping to make our wedding day awesome! They delivered exactly what we wanted and stayed in regular contact in the run up to the day. Hardly a space left on the dance floor all night. Funky, friendly and professional! Jon and Helen

Make Your Wedding Budget Go Further in 2017

Make Your Wedding Budget Go Further in 2017
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Weddings can be stressful. You have to deal with family, friends and organising everything as well as worrying about how much everything costs. According to experts the average cost of a wedding in the Uk in 2016/2017 is £20,500.

Luckily if you are organised there are many things that you can do to bring this cost down without sacrificing quality or affecting how good a time everybody will have on your big day. If you are less worried about how you are going to afford your wedding then you are more likely to have an enjoyable day where you can focus on your partner and family.

1. Save 20-25% on the cost of your wedding band by booking them directly. If you book through an online agent, a big extra fee is typically added. You can use the agency websites to find bands you like and then google search them to ask for a direct price. You will be very happy at the cost after receiving some quotes from agencies!

2. Haggle when you by your wedding rings. Specialist dealers buy in bulk and it is a very competitive market for them. Instead of using a high street jeweller, go to Hatton Garden in London or the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham. You should be able to find better quality at a better price.

3. Trim your guest list. Have you or your parents spoken to this person in the last year? Are they a colleague or business acquaintance who wont mind? Exes?! Does this person know about the wedding and would their presence make it any more fun? Consider dropping some of these to make room for the people that make you truly happy.

4. Haggle some more! Wedding suppliers want your business so get quotes from multiple companies and then ask the ones you prefer to do you a deal. This applies to cake makers, photographers, bridal car and hair stylists.

5. Consider a DIY approach. A wedding venue can be expensive when you add up everything that goes with it. Why not do some of it yourself? If you know someone with land, hire companies can provide an inside area (tipis?!), food and drinks without the price tag of a stately home.

Wedding at Firth Court in Sheffield

Wedding at Firth Court in Sheffield
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We had a great time playing for Daniel and Rachel at their wedding this weekend. The venue was the amazing Firth Court in Sheffield which is an architecturally stunning grade 2 listed building and is the main administrative centre for the University. An impressive stone staircase greets you as you enter and leads up to Firth Hall, named after Sheffield steel manufacturer Mark Firth who played a key role in the University of Sheffield’s early development.

Rachel and Daniel had chosen ‘La Vie En Rose’ as their first dance which we very much enjoyed playing live for them.

From all of us at the band thank you for inviting us to be part of your big day and we wish you all the best for the future!

Thanks so much for playing at our wedding, you guys were brilliant!
Despite the large venue, the sound really filled it. You kept people on the
dancefloor throughout with your energy and great playing! Everyone we
talked to said how good you were, including the reception organisers!
Thanks for helping to make our day special :) Rachel and Daniel

Wedding at the Hospitium, York

Wedding at the Hospitium, Yor
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We had a great time playing for Dan and Rebecca’s amazing wedding at the Hospitium in York this weekend.

The 14th century Hospitium is a two-storey listed building set within the beautiful Museum Gardens, overlooked by the striking ruins of St Mary’s Abbey. It’s an amazing place for a wedding and looked gorgeous.

Dan and Rebecca had ‘Roady’ by Fat Freddie’s Drop as their first dance which we loved playing for them – great choice! Guests were on the dance floor all night and we really enjoyed spending the day with amazing people and having a good time with them.

We want to wish Dan and Rebecca all the best for the future and thank you so much for inviting us along to spend it with you!

The Hospitium, York
The Hospitium, York