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April finishes in style with a great wedding gig at Priston Mill near Bath

April has been smashing for us gig-wise, and we finished the month in style with another enjoyable performance on Saturday night.

moon loungers bristol bath wedding band priston mill

The venue was Priston Mill Tythe Barn – one of our absolute favourite places to play – and we were delighted to arrive and find the speeches all finished and the room ready to be set up for the evening party.  It was soon time for the cake cutting (see above).

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.