The weddings season is in full flow now, so I thought it would be nice to document as many events as I can on my blog! Well, May kicked off with a bang as I had a great night playing a private birthday party at The Station Kitchen, Bristol. Didn’t manage to get any photos of the event unfortunately, but it was a great evening with an eclectic mix of songs, from the Jackson Five right through to George Ezra!
The second weekend of the month involved a typically loud Friday night gig at my resident venue Illusions Magic Bar, followed by Matt & Laura’s spectacular wedding at the beautiful Nailsea Tithe Barn.
I play at a lot of wedding ceremonies & drinks receptions, so it was nice to play an evening set! Matt and Laura picked all the tunes on the night, with quite an indie/rock feel to the set list. I kicked off the night with their first dance – a song I’d actually never heard before “Hooked on a Feeling” by Blue Swede. Stripped back, it worked brilliantly on acoustic guitar, and it was a lovely moment. I captured quite a bit of the evening on film – so when I get a chance to sync the audio/video, splice together the footage and make it look a bit prettier, I’ll upload some videos.
It was an absolutely brilliant evening, I loved every minute. We had a full dance floor all evening, despite the hog roast, cheese board and LOADS of cake!! So thank you to everyone who danced, sang along, and made it an evening to remember. And massive congratulations to Matt & Laura… I’m sure we’ll see each other soon as we live 5 minutes down the road from one another! Here’s last night’s set list:
Blue Swede - Hooked on a Feeling (first dance) Jack Johnson - Better Together Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger Olly Murs - Dance With Me Tonight Amy Winehouse - Valerie (sung by the bride!) Lumineers - Ho Hey Train - Drive By Arctic Monkeys - Mardy Bum Jake Bugg - Lightning Bolt Kooks - She Moves In Her Own Way Kings of Leon - Use Somebody Marvin Gaye - Heard It Through The Grapevine Avicii - Wake Me Up The Calling - Wherever You Will Go
Pharrell - Happy Stevie Wonder - Superstition Killers - Mr Brightside Arctic Monkeys - I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor Fratellis - Whistle For The Choir Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire Lady GaGa/Eurythmics medley - Bad Romance/Sweet Dreams Rihanna - Umbrella Maroon 5 - Payphone White Stripes - Seven Nation Army Razorlight - Before I Fall To Pieces Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Dani California Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger