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A strong start to September for the Moonies

September has started strongly for us with a couple of excellent gigs!

wedding band bristol and bath the moon loungers

On the 1st of the on the month we made a return to the Barn @Berkeley for an evening bash.  It was quite a full-on evening, given that (a) it was really warm in the room we were playing, (b) we knew quite a few guests, with Stu in particular catching up with lots of old school friends, (c), we couldn’t access the stage end of the room so had to carry everything through where guests were finishing their meal, (d) Stu had a bit of a sore throat, and (e) one of our speakers decided to play up during the first set and needed changing with our spare…

Moon Loungers on tour in Oxfordshire (kind of…)

Last weekend we just so happened to have back-to-back gigs in Oxfordshire on Friday and Saturday night, so we decided to stay over on the Friday night. Our choice of location was Faringdon, and we plumped for the Bell Inn.  Here are Chris and Stu getting comfortable in their room:

the bell bedroom

Once we’d checked in and changed, there was time for a quick half before heading off to Lains Barn near Wantage for wedding number one.  We were greeted by a pleasingly organised wedding co-ordinator, and once we were set up and ready to go we were even provided with some much needed hot food – marvellous stuff.

Late July brings with it more hot weather – and more gigs!

Incredibly, the hot weather continued into late July, as did the gigs for us!  Here is a quick rundown:

 

21st Jul 2018 – Wedding at Chavenage House

This wedding evening party took place on another very balmy night, and given how stunning the grounds and views are at Chavenage House, we braced ourselves for everyone spending the evening outside…

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Thankfully, loads of folk danced – joining in during the first dance (“I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz) and keeping the dance floor busy all evening, making for an excellent party.  We were also grateful that the unexpected power outage happened once all guests had left and we’d packed almost all of our gear away.  Absolutely pitch black…

A nice warm start to July for the Moonies

The amazing heatwave has continued across the UK during the early part of the July, which means we’ve enjoyed a couple of rather warm gigs over the last few days…

banwell castle wedding band moon loungers

On Saturday we played a wedding evening party at pretty much the best venue possible when it’s almost 30 degrees: Banwell Castle in Somerset.  As you can see from the picture above, the set up was perfect – everyone in an al fresco castle courtyard, with us set up in an airy tunnel (we like to refer to it as beneath the castle ramparts) looking out into said courtyard.  And with access available from the rear of the tunnel, the load in was dead easy – exactly what you need on a warm evening.

Summer is here, and so is the busy season!

After a quiet May, June was a nice busy month for us gig-wise…

wedding band moon loungers horton south gloucestershire

 

8th June – wedding at Clevedon Hall, Somerset

First up was a wedding evening bash at Clevedon Hall down on the Somerset Coast.  The most significant element of the evening surrounded the first dance: the groom had secretly asked us to play “All Of Me”, “Thinking Out Loud” and “Sky Full of Stars” joined up together, we’d soon realised that if we removed “Thinking Out Loud” from the equation we could join the other two up perfectly; we then played them on the night to leave the bride absolutely delighted with her surprise. We love it when a plan comes together!

The rest of the evening was smashing, and come the end the bride was desperately trying to somehow make the night continue past midnight – what a party animal…