So it was our last event of 2017 and what a great night it was! It was our first visit to the Solent Hotel & Spa in Whitely and what a beautiful setting for a joint party, celebrating Carole’s 70th and Emily’s 21st Birthdays; made even more special by the fact it was guitarist Mat’s Mum and Niece!!!
We were playing in the Carisbrook suite which looked amazing with sophisticated birthday decorations and private cocktail bar! We were all pretty sure this was going to be a great night from the moment we arrived.
The entertainment kicked of with a special acoustic song that Sarah and Mat sang for the birthday girls, followed by a rousing “happy birthday” with everyone showing their voices talents early on, setting the bar high for the rest of the evening!
Then it was business as usual, kicking off the first set with a bit of Robbie, followed by a dance floor filling selection of hits from the last few decades… judging by the piles of handbags on the dance floor, we think we got the song selection right! The second set started in the same way that we finished the first, with our faithful dancers back and ready for more. Now, it’s not unusual to get requests from guests (convinced they are on par with an X Factor finalist) to come and sing with the band, especially after plenty of Dutch courage, but tonight it was a request we could not turn down.
The beautiful Lilly who is only 5 years old asked Sarah if she could sing a song with her, and they both agreed Shake It Off by Taylor Swift was the perfect choice! Lilly was absolutely amazing and sang the whole song with the band in full swing…. she quite frankly stole the show. Definitely a star in the making there…..check out the video below…. it’s the cutest thing ever!
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The incredibly talented Lilly with our lovely Sarah who sang a beautiful duet version of Shake it off! #duet #risingstar #solenthotel #birthday #70 #21 #singer #gig #live #TakeNote #hire #party #Southampton #Hampshire #Kemper #music #livemusic #functionband #band #fender #singing
It was a fantastic event, with great people and an amazing way to close our 2017 calendar.
“A great big thankyou to Take Note! It was a fantastic evening and your brilliant band and music made it even enjoyable. Roll on next occasion xx” – Carole
2017 has been the best yet for us. We have played in pubs, halls, a brand new luxury hotel and even a teepee! We have entertained at weddings, anniversaries, vowel renewals, birthdays and beer festivals. We would like to thank friends old and new for your support and anyone who has put their faith in us to be a part of their special occasion. We all can’t wait to see what 2018 brings.
Happy New Year!