The Moon Loungers perform at weddings at Eastwood Park and Kingscote Barn

Yes, you guessed it, we’ve just completed another two-wedding weekend!  We were up in Gloucestershire on both occasions, and first up was an evening party at Eastwood Park.  This is a venue we used to perform regularly at as an acoustic duo, but haven’t been back for a while. The co-ordinator was therefore slightly bemused when we arrived with full scale PA system, lighting rig and drummer…

With the hog roast brought forward to 8.30, we squeezed in a quickfire 45 minute set beforehand.  The first dance was Have I Told You Lately, with the guests all joining in after a couple of verses and sticking around on the dancefloor for the rest of the set. The hog roast was top-drawer, and the co-ordinator was soon encouraging us to crack on with the 2nd set ahead of schedule – a rare occurence when it comes to weddings!

The 2nd set was great, with everyone having a dance and a sing-along.  One guest in particular – who I can only describe as a cross between Mika and Alain Prost – tried pretty much every dance move in the book, at one point being spotted on another guest’s shoulders, the next minute experimenting with a bizarre Moonwalk, as well as completing a few good old-fashioned forward rolls for the traditionalists among us. I think I saw one guy do a backflip at one point – we are talking some serious, no-holds-barred partying…

Come the end we were preparing to do an encore when the lads starting singing “their song”, namely Shout by Tears for Fears.  We suddenly found ourselves swept along with them and joined in despite never having played it before.  Brilliant stuff. All in all it was a tremendous night and congrats to a lovely couple (who I’m sure are reading this!).

By midday on Sunday we were at Kingscote Barn for a full wedding day. First off was the ceremony, which we performed for on the mezzanine gallery – the perfect spot for filling the barn with music. We played Damien Rice’s “The Blower’s Daughter” for the entrance of the bride, which always hits the spot, and his other famous track “Cannonball” during the signing of the register.  The registrar seemed to rattle through the ceremony at quite a pace, which gave us a nice long time to play for the drinks reception.  The weather was lovely for the time of year, so we amazingly were able to play outside – probably the last time this year…

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After a break during the meal we were soon back on for the evening performance with Stu the drummer. The first dance was Chasing Cars, and despite it being a school night we managed to keep plenty of guests dancing from then onwards. Special mention goes to the fab bride, who seemed to dance all night!

The Moon Loungers now have a well-earned weekend off coming up – it’s been a busy couple of months since our last break but all in all very enjoyable.  Well done everyone.