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!
With Sarah tied up, Take Note teamwork rallied around to get the band set up and sound tested in a record time frame!
We all reconvened at 7pm to calm our nerves, and to spend some quality time together as a band before the first dance. Sarah and Mat did a great job of providing a stripped back acoustic version of “Lay It All On Me” by Rudimental – a special request by the Newly Weds. Mark took to floor in a lovely silver and blue waistcoat, beautifully complimented by Becky, in a fantastic floor length dress; stunningly elegant.
The band stage was slightly smaller than we’re used to and considerably bouncy to boot, (with any small movement making the drum kit play double time!), however this didn’t stop us getting our groove on! The dance floor was packed from start to finish – just what we love to see and strive for at every gig we play!