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!”

Gig at the Sportsman’s Club

What a brilliant gig in Winchester! The band arrived early at the venue to ensure a slick setup for the organisers, so none of their guests would be impacted by equipment arrival. Once all the instruments, lighting rig, PA equipment were unpacked and a quick sound check complete – we were ready to go.

We were given overwhelming feedback that the sound clarity and balance between all the instruments was spot-on while performing at a volume that allowed people to still have a conversation.

It was also great fun reacting with the guests, and seeing Sarah dance with a very young fan! He clearly took a shine to her singing ‘Uptown Funk’ – very cute! Furthermore, it was lovely that everyone had a different favourite song owing to the diversity of the repertoire.

We were sent on Facebook the following messages;

“It was a fantastic night, we all had a great time and everyone’s been messaging me saying how great the band was”


“It was really nice to do something different on a Saturday night. You guys were great!!”


Here are some photos taken by the guests and from our Instagram;







Take Note UK at Sportsman's Club - Photo Credit - T. King
Take Note UK at Sportsman’s Club – Photo Credit – T. King