40th Party at The Rising Sun

It was a welcome return to the The Rising Sun in Colden Common for some of the band, and what a lovely pub it is too! Lots of friendly locals and we received a very warm welcome from all of the staff as well (sorry for making you move all the tables!).

Although it was a somewhat cozy affair, we managed to squeeze in and set up camp for the evening, both playing for the pub and celebrating Sam’s 40th birthday. The guests were in fine vocal form once more, and yet again executed some amazing (and somewhat eye watering!) dance moves that were a thing to behold, (no doubt helped by some of the delights available behind the bar!).

 

Our first set flew by at what felt like record pace, managing to squeeze in 17 floor fillers before a short break to wet our whistles!

Our return was marked by a rapturous Happy Birthday played by the band, and then it was back to business. After pulling out a melody of “Rock Around the Clock” and “Hound Dog” from our song vault, (as a special request from one of the guests; we hadn’t played it in ages; we had forgotten they are such fun songs to play), we cracked on with the set throwing in some Michael Jackson, Girls Aloud….. even S Club 7 made an appearance!

Another fantastic night, with a top class audience and amazing staff; what more could we ask for? Well a couple of elderflower gins after we packed up to be honest….. Perfect!

Sportsman’s Club Winchester

At last we made a welcome return to our friends at the Sportsman’s Club in Winchester. We love this place as we always get such a warm welcome (not to mention its the easiest load in ever) and tonight the regulars turned out in force which was fantastic!

 

We try not to geek out too much, but we were all extra excited as we made a little additional investment to our lighting rig and couldn’t wait to see it in action… and it didn’t disappoint! Now fully programmed per song, we can deliver an even better atmosphere than before… next on the list is a smoke machine (if Tom gets his way!!!).

 

It was a set filled with all the usual floor fillers you’ve come to expect from us that really get the party going from the word go…. and the lights…. did we mention the lights? Highlights of the night were the surprise backing vocals (the audience) on Mustang Sally, the new light show (did we mention we have new lights?) with extra special programming for Let Me Entertain You and the fine fine singing through Sex on Fire, Mr Brightside and Livin’ on a Prayer.

“Just watched Take Note in the Sportsman’s Club tonight – absolutely awesome. Wonderful music played by great musicians who are lovely people.” – Martin

 

 

It was also great to meet the 3 or 4 couples and their families who came to see us in action, and confirmed us for their weddings later this year and into next year. It was lovely meeting you all and hope you all had a great night, we can’t wait to be a part of your special day.

We always try and keep our sets fresh, so we are excited to add another couple of new songs which we will debut in just a few days time… and boy are they stonkers!

Winchester City Council Christmas Party

What an exciting start to December – a Christmas party for Winchester City Council! We were invited to play at the Staff Christmas Party in the wonderful surroundings of the Winchester Guildhall. We were performing along side a DJ as part of the package so needed to ensure that our music was complementary and our timings were exact; not a problem for the Take Note Crew!

The guests were all beautifully attired, some of whom came from their annual Christmas lunch, ready to hit the dance floor! Songs like “Crazy in Love” and “Livin’ La Vida Loca” went down a real storm, with “Mustang Sally” even requiring an encore as Sarah sang with and amongst the guests! There were some very impressive voices out there, (notably Lex Cleverley!), and even more notable dance moves on display as the party atmosphere built throughout the evening.

As the clock struck 12 the party had to come to a close; not before the whole room sang some specially selected Christmas hits. What a great night had by all… all that remains for us to say is a very Merry Christmas from all at Take Note HQ!

“Just wanted to say thank you for helping to make the party a lot of fun with the riotously fun Band! Really impressed, quite literally never missed a beat, with an excellent selection of songs!”

“Really enjoyed your singing last week. It was great…actually…. FAB-U-LOUS!”