A beautiful wedding for Richard & Amy

The King’s Court Masonic Centre in Chandler’s Ford, Southampton set the perfect rustic backdrop for our next wedding of the season.

Setting up as the guests were just getting dessert, it was clear the couple had put a lot of thought and effort into their special day: the mini-cheesecakes in individual glasses were a particular favourite. The children had a separate room to play and eat sweets while the adults could drink and chat by the bar. One child was fascinated with all our equipment and asked if he could play on Jon’s drumkit.

Starting with a new addition to our set for the first dance Brown Eyed Girl, the love and emotion in the room as the newlyweds danced was indescribable. Specially for the happy couple we added a couple of other songs to our usual set, I Will Wait and Build Me Up Buttercup. The dance floor was packed as the party officially got going with a particular shout-out to the gentleman in the grey suit who was throwing some serious moves on the dance floor.

The couple were very kind and said the band could help themselves to the buffet in between sets and as we relaxed before the second set, we all discussed our plans for the Easter weekend. Sarah told us all about her final training for the London marathon: we wish her the best of luck in the race!

Bex was feeling rather unwell by this point in the night but powered through and blasted out the second set like any other day. Proud of her!

One thing we love at weddings is watching guests descend further into the party spirit: and yes, there is always one guest who dances with real enthusiasm! As the drinks finish, the singing gets louder and the dance floor gets busier. For us: there’s no better vibe than a wedding and helping the couple celebrate their special day.

We wish the Rich and Amy all the best in their future together and look forward to seeing them soon at future gigs.

Chandler’s Ford Central Club

As part of our September double header weekend we visited for the first time the Chandlers Ford Central Club. As soon as we walked in we were made welcome by the committee. Lots of familiar faces were there from neighbours through to work colleagues!
Once setup we ran our set list playing classics such as “Beggin’” by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons right though to modern day hits as “Rather Be” by Jess Glynne.

Mat was trying out a brand new virtual guitar rig instead of his usual Kemper profiling rig and the sound was nearly identical, ensuring we always have backup options.
Unusually for us we had been requested to run a three set evening rather than our typical two set formation, this posed no problem for us as we seamlessly adapted our playlist to suit the audience.

Before we went on stage for our third set we had been booked in for two more performances at the club which is always really pleasing to hear! By the end of the night we had everyone on the dance floor for a boogie and the variety of tracks received praise from lots of members – #Result.

Cleveland Bay Beer Festival 2018

Take Note returned for the third time to the annual Cleveland Bay Beer Festival. The venue has recently had some really beautiful renovations and made it a pleasure to play in!

The event was very family oriented with some guests even bringing their dogs, it was no problem for Take Note to step up to the mark (or at least step over the dog)! Our set list ensured that all ages were catered for and that everyone appeared on the dance floor – there may have even been some “dad-flossing”!

We were able meet some of our new clients who were keen to see the band in action before finalising their bookings. As well as meeting clients, it was a pleasure to see familiar faces who turned out to support us and enjoy the speciality beers.

As always the Band want to thank the team at the Cleveland Bay for being so welcoming and enabling us to put on a great show. Thanks from Take Note HQ.