Who doesn’t love a winter wedding?! With the recent weather
warnings, we were worried the day would be snowed off! But thankfully the only
glistening white for miles around was the beautiful bride, Lisa!
Arriving at Otterbourne, Winchester Village Hall for 3pm to set up on stage before the guests arrived, the room was adorned with fairy lights. Looking at all our equipment again for the first time after our Christmas break, it took us a few minutes to remember where all the different cables went! But we soon got going and set up in a very speedy 40 mins. This left us enough time to warm our instruments and voices with a quick revival of the set before leaving the guests to enjoy their delicious 3 course dinner.
As with all good weddings, everything was running a little behind schedule, which gave us a great opportunity in the back room to catch-up on our Christmas breaks. Moving onto other topics of conversation, we discussed ‘classic’ wedding subjects of ‘What would you do in the event of a nuclear strike’ before we all concluded its far too unlikely to have to worry about! But you know the classic boy scouts’ motto, ‘always be prepared’!
Leading on straight from a beautiful first dance, the guests
were clearly ready for a party. Sarah and Craig are always ready to warm up a
crowd but clearly none was needed here. From the first note of Let Me Entertain You all the way to our
final Oh What a Night, the dance
floor was packed for every song. A particular shout out to the lady in the
black dress at the front who didn’t step off the dance floor all night – she
seemed to have a different dance routine for every song!
The bride and groom were very kind to give us each a slice of cake after we packed up – a delicious sponge which really rounded off the evening on a high. We hope they enjoyed their big day and wish them all the best in the future. Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day and we hope to see you at other gigs soon!
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Last Friday saw Team Take Note UK head over to Warsash Sailing Club to celebrate the marriage of Helen and Robert; a beautiful venue set within the stunning backdrop of Warsash Harbour.
The day was running a little behind schedule when we arrived (as all great Weddings do!) which was no trouble for the team; we called a quick “car park meeting” to set in place our call to action for when the Best Man gave us the all clear to come in. To say it ran as a military operation is perhaps a little exaggerated, but we were in and set up in a record breaking 40 minutes… we’ll take that! Great effort by all involved (even Sarah had a hand in the set up!)
The evening began with the happy couple enjoying their first dance. Strictly Come Dancing can stand aside; Helen and Robert owned the floor! A huge 10/10 from us! After the couple took their bow we were straight in with our first number, which saw the guests immediately take to the floor. It’s fair to say that most of them proceeded to stay there for the evening!
We had a few special requests that were our absolute pleasure to perform. “Pencil Full of Lead” by Paulo Nutini was a real crowd pleaser (and will now be a firm addition to our set!) along with “Play That Funky Music” which provided the opportunity for some pretty awesome dance moves! “Everybody Needs Somebody” by The Blues Brothers showed us all that a true classic never goes out of fashion, and we had a lot of fun playing that track to what was one our most receptive audiences to date!
A massive thank you to the New Mr and Mrs Dawson for inviting us to share your special day. You both looked stunning and so very much in love, it was a joy to be able to play for you. We hope to see you and your guests at a future gig very soon!
“Thanks for keeping the dance floor filled on Friday night, we had the Best Day and so many people commented on how amazing you guys were…” “So good, even my dad got dancing!”
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!