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!

Haanagh & Mike’s Vow Renewal

You’ve got to love weddings (and vow renewals too!). In Take Note teamwork style, we co-ordinated around work, to get over to Titchfield (Fareham), Hampshire to play for Haanagh and Mike’s wedding vow renewal.

Many thanks to the gents (and Bex) in the team, who were able to arrive early to the venue to set up the lighting, speakers and backdrop, all in good time before the guests arrived. Then it was the hot (and slightly nervous!) wait til our performance. Having listened to the warm-up act, the pressure was on us to keep the party going even more nerve wracking as Haanagh had already said she and Mike were super excited to have us be part of their night a couple of times – eeeeeek!!


On what seemed like the hottest day of the year so far, we ventured on stage… Sarah kicked off with the wonderful opening dance of “How Do I Live” by LeAnn Rimes (this nearly brought tears to all our eyes – not just the lovely couple! (TakeNote bring tissues next time). With Jon our fabulous drummer (and the ‘engine’ of the band) having worked on a tailor made set list for the event including “Rock around the Clock”, “Hound Dog” and “Parklife”, we were very soon able to have the floor packed for the rest of the evening and the crowd asking for more. This was such an amazing evening for us to recreate Haanagh and Mike’s special day and be part of the celebrations. Haanagh gave us this lovely feedback

“If anyone is looking for a group that will make their event or celebration more than brilliant, then you should look no further than Take Note UK. We asked them to provide our evening entertainment at our very special day and we could not have been more impressed!
Highly professional, extremely kind and accommodating, great fun, friendly, and extremely talented musicians. Great music from a great group.
Would recommend without hesitation and if I could give more than 10/10 I would!”