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A busy start to the spring season for the Loungie Men

After a quiet March on the live performance front, spring has brought with it a flurry of gigs for us to tell you about…

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29th March – Wedding at Cripps Barn

We tend to play at Cripps Barn once a year, and on 29th March it was time to make that annual trip up into the Cotswolds again.

Things weren’t exactly straightforward this time; the venue have installed a new sound system (lots of small speakers dotted around the barn) which we were told we had to plug into.  Well, we had a go, but it didn’t sound great, and in the end we persuaded the co-ordinator to let us use our own speakers.  From there on in it was great though – from the first dance (The One by Kodaline, always works well) right through to the extended disco set that finished the evening off.  And we only set off the sound limiter twice, and on the second time during “Don’t Look Back in Anger” the guests were happy to sing the final chorus for us!

The winter season gets particularly wintery!

February and early March have brought with them some interesting winter gigs, here’s the lowdown…

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10th Feb – Birthday party at the Naval Volunteer

In a change of pace from the weddings, we headed into Bristol City centre for a birthday bash in the Naval Volunteer on King Street.  The pub hadn’t planned for the fact that an England rugby match was on the telly, which basically meant a rammed pub that we couldn’t access with our gear!  Not to worry – being adept at problem solving we found a way into the back room via the pub’s ancient front windows!

A splendid wedding bash at the Mount Somerset Hotel

January is normally quiet for us gig-wise, and this month we have just the one wedding in the diary.  It took place at a new venue for us, the Mount Somerset Hotel in, you’ve guessed it, Somerset.

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We were booked for both the evening and daytime, so we arrived bright and early to set up for the drinks reception in the lounge area.   Once the ceremony had finished we played a solid set of tunes that the guests seemed to enjoy. The advantage of the chilly weather was that there wasn’t much chance of them abandoning us and heading outside…

November and December gig rundown

A nice smattering of gigs over the late autumn/early winter period to report on, starting with a splendid evening at Kingscote Barn.

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It’s invariably a good night at Kingscote, and this was no exception. We kicked things off with “Have I Told You Lately” by Rod Stewart for the first dance followed swiftly by “What a Wonderful World” for a father-daughter dance. Splendid stuff.

The rest of the evening was great, and we finished the disco off with “Happy Birthday” by Stevie Wonder to celebrate the bride turning 30 at midnight, making for an excellent finish to proceedings.

October gig rundown

We are ticking along nicely this autumn with a steady flow of gigs to keep us out of mischief.  Here’s the lowdown…

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On 6th October we were back at Wick Farm (above) for a wedding bash.  The first dance was a late call – we were all set to play “How Long Will I Love You” by Ellie Goulding until an e-mail came in from the groom the night before changing it to “I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You”.  Not a problem for the Moonies, and it all went nice and smoothly.

The rest of the evening was great, and despite a few inebriated guests coming perilously close to falling over the drum kit or into one of our mic stands we were able to complete a solid evening’s work unscathed!