Sarah & Dan’s Wedding – Rookesbury Park

It was love at first sight for the TN team when arriving at Sarah & Dan’s wedding venue; we couldn’t get over just how beautiful it was! A long sweeping drive leading up to the marvellous Rookesbury Park in Wickham set the scene for what was clear to be a truly fabulous day.

We needed to be set up and ready before the guests made their way to the Orangery for the wedding breakfast & speeches, and despite setting up our full back drop and lighting rig we did it in record time! #goteamTakeNoteUK

 

It was clear everyone was ready to dance the night away right from the word go….. so we started our first set as the Hog Roast was served. Despite guests taking the opportunity to dine on some delicious evening food, the dance floor soon filled and was packed out by our third song!

Mat had a small technical issue; he knocked over a drink on stage within the first song so quite literally paddled his way through a few numbers; nice one Mat!!!!!

 

After a very quick pit stop to refill our glasses and take a speedy “convenience” break, our second set couldn’t come quick enough! Once again the dance floor filled and everyone was in fine voice… well… kinda! Sarah’s theatre chums gave us all a rousing performance of “Our House”, but the highlight had to be the quite simply awesome air guitar through “Sweet Child o Mine” from the coolest of dudes with a tie around his head! What a legend! As for “7 Nation Army”… you guys raised the roof!

 

It was a fantastic venue filled with amazing guests and super friendly staff who made us all feel really welcome and couldn’t do enough to make our visit one to remember! We even met a real life TV reality star! (If you haven’t seen Candy Man Dan off the telly then please proceed to YouTube immediately after this blog!)

The night was finished off with the band sat in the kitchen, having a well earned cup of tea and hog roast sandwiches. What could better sum up a Rock n’ roll lifestyle eh?

 

“What can we say… Other than you guys were absolutely EPIC!!!!!! Such an awesome night, we absolutely loved it, and great tunes too…”

“You guys were amazing and if we need a band again, you’re no1 on the list!”

– Sarah & Dan

Thank you Sarah & Dan for inviting us to be a part of your special day; it was both an honour and a privilege. Sarah, you looked breath-takingly stunning and as for the groom…… not at all shabby Dan, not bad at all!!!

From us all here at Team Take Note – welcome to married life!

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.