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Three weddings in a row at Kingscote Barn!

It has been a bit of a mad week in Moonie world.  We have performed at no less than three weddings at marvellous Kingscote Barn, and spent the time in between them frantically working on our St Peppers Acoustic Covers Album…

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Heres’ a quick summary of those 3 weddings:

21st April – Kingscote Barn

This wedding saw Chris sing the first dance (a rare occurrence!), the song of choice being “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”. It may be an oldie, but there aren’t many better tunes for a first dance – what with the smoochy opening for the couple to dance to on their own, and then the sing-a-long bit for everyone to pile onto the dance floor and join in with.

A packed Easter diary for the Moon Loungers

We are enjoying a busy April, with a couple more gigs to report on (and more to come!).

On Thursday last week (the one before Good Friday – so not your average Thursday) we were back at the Great Tythe Barn, a venue at which we seem to perform no more than once a year these days…

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Set up was nice and straightforward and for the first dance we played “The One” by Kodaline.  In a change from the norm, the bride and groom (okay so mainly the bride) asked to have the dance floor to themselves for the whole song, but we managed to lure a number of guests to join them once the song was finished – and kept most of them there for the first set.

An enjoyable gig at Cleeve House in Wiltshire, and a bridal gown launch event at Tortworth Court in Gloucestershire

It was a busy weekend for the Moonies, getting us back into the swing of things after a couple of weeks off.

On Saturday night we headed to Cleeve House, a marvellous old manor house in Wiltshire that we’ve never been to before.

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Set up was nice and easy in the Great Hall, and once the speeches had been completed outside (it was amazingly good weather for the time of year) we sound checked and were good to go. Only issue was that, given it was a late wedding with no meal, everyone was now queuing for evening food at the impressive fish and chip bus outside!

Back in action in style with a lively wedding party at Kingscote Barn

After a few weeks off it was great to be back in action again on Saturday night.  The venue of the wedding was Kingscote Barn in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds, Strawberry Fields were doing the catering and the guests had access to a free bar – it was always going to be a good night, basically…

Once we were set it was time for Lee of Strawberry Fields to hand over the award he’d collected for us last week at the Bristol & Somerset Wedding Awards – cue a quick photo:

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It was then time to get down to business and play some music. For the first dance we’d learned “I Believe In You”, a new Michael Bublé number, and this served as the perfect opening live song of the night. Loads of guests stayed on the dance floor for the first set, and towards the end we debuted our new cover of “Shape of You” by man-of-the-moment Ed Sheeran – a great addition to the repertoire, so thanks Ed…

Some recent wedding pics…

Andrea and Nic have kindly sent over some pics from their recent wedding at Coombe Lodge near Bristol, and these three capture quite nicely the contrasting stages of the day!

Here we are during the day, during what was actually our last ever drinks reception performance:

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After the meal the evening then kicked off with the first dance (we are behind the photographer, FYI!):

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And a bit later on (with the party really getting started) it was time for a spot of inflatable guitar shredding from one happy guest:

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Thanks again to Andrea and Nic!