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…
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!
The following night we found ourselves in the less familiar surroundings of the Shireway Centre in Yate. Stu and Steve can vaguely remember playing there for a birthday party many years ago in their Inflatable Sharks days, and here we were again for another birthday party. The birthday boy on this occasion was a chap called Jeff who we met a couple of years ago at a wedding, and one of those blokes you can’t help but become friends with. So it was no surprise to see a massive turn out of guests to help him celebrate.
The evening was absolutely smashing, with everyone enjoying themselves and having a good old fashioned party. Jeff loves Elvis, so we learned “Love Me Tender” for him and also dusted down “The Wonder of You” for the encore (along with the all-important “Suspicious Minds”).
The next weekend saw us at Priston Mill’s Tythe Barn for another splendid wedding evening bash. The first dance was one of our favourites, namely “Baby I’m Yours” by the Arctic Monkeys. This set the tone for a great night, with lots of dancing and merriment, the only sad part being that we finished it by bidding farewell to Eric, who was co-ordinating one of his final weddings at Priston before moving away. Au revoir to a lovely bloke.
On the 23rd Oct we played at a special wedding at Kingscote that had been put together by the Wishing Well Foundation – an organisation that fund weddings for people with terminal illnesses. We played for an hour straight after the first dance, and were then treated to a lasagne and beer by Strawberry Fields before leaving DJ Dizzy Feet to keep the party going!
The month finished with another marvellous wedding, this time at Birtsmorton Court near Tewkesbury. We set up at the end of the (very long, see above) evening room and kicked things off with a specially learned first dance of “Just the Way I’m Feeling” by Feeder. The evening went exactly to plan, with lots of guest dancing along to our two sets of music (and tucking into the fish and chips in between!). We finished with an encore of “One Day Like This” and then wound the disco up in time for the 11.30 curfew…
Congrats to the happy couples and once again Happy birthday Jeff!