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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.

moon loungers wedding band mount somerset hotel

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.

kingscote barn wedding band

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…

wedding band bristol bath wick farm

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!

September gig roundup

After a hectic summer, September has been a bit steadier, although we still managed 4 weddings (and before you ask, thankfully no funerals) during the month.

bristol wedding band coombe lodge

Back on 2nd September we performed at Coombe Lodge, and the twist for this one was that the groom (above) was from New Zealand – and a number of his friends and family had made the trip over to celebrate.  This meant we added a bit of Kiwi flavour to proceedings – from the first dance (a nice song called “One Day” by a New Zealand band named Op Shop) through to the various Kiwi tunes played out on the disco at the end of the night (it’s always funny watching lots of people sing along to songs you’ve never heard!).  And we had to play a bit of Crowded House as well – we opted for “Weather With You” as an encore.  All in all a cracking evening.

A busy July & August featuring some impressive wedding cakes and wedding cars…

July and August have been as busy as ever for us in 2017.  Here’s a rundown of what we’ve been getting up to over the summer…

vw wedding car kingscote barn

Back in mid-July we were on wedding band duty at Batch Country House in Somerset, a venue we’ve not played for a few years.  With its fantastic function room (complete with stage and marquee-style interior – very good for the old acoustics) it’s a great place to play, and we enjoyed a splendid evening with a lovely crowd of folk.

Next up was a wedding at the more familiar surroundings of Priston Mill.  For the first dance we had agreed to play an acoustic version of “Slide Away” requested by the groom, and I think we did a decent job of recreating Noel Gallagher’s version (the groom was delighted, so that’s all that matters!).  The rest of the night was brilliant, as is generally the case at Priston’s Tythe Barn.