The wedding season kicks off in earnest for the Moon Loungers with a classic double header…
The Moon Loungers just successfully completed their first double wedding weekend of the year…
First up was a Friday evening gig at Wick Farm, Bath. It was our debut at this relatively new venue, which is in fact an extremely old (but tastefully converted and restored) barn just south of Bath. Steve and Chris admittedly struggled to find it (sat nav useless once again) and Stu (usually able to track places down like a bloodhound) got completely lost. Nontheless, once we had all arrived we still had plenty of time to relax while we waited for the speeches to finish!
It was a lovely day’s weather so all the guests headed outside post-speeches, emptying the room for us to set up in record-breaking time. The first dance was “Happy Together”, an old favourite of ours, and from there on in the dancefloor stayed busy for the rest of the night. We spent the break munching on sandwiches and repeatedly asking a few inebriated guests to refrain from meddling with the drums, mics, etc, before cracking on with a rowdy second set that everyone seemed to enjoy thoroughly. The disco took over for the final part of the evening, leaving us to fend off desperate requests for some Erasure (!) while we packed our guitars and drums safely away. Another great night and another top couple.
The following evening was spent at Priston Mill, in the small but perfectly formed top level of the watermill. With drummer Stu unable to attend, Chris and Steve performed with Stu’s pre-recorded drum tracks, kicking off with a first dance of “One Day Like This” by Elbow and once again keeping plenty of guests on the dancefloor for the rest of the first set. Having started quite late, we took a very quick break before launching into a hugely enjoyable second set to a packed dancefloor.
We squeezed in a couple of encores before letting the bridesmaids and bride take over the dancefloor for a choreographed routine to “What a Feeling” from Flashdance (see left!) All that was left then was for the bride and groom to exit in style to “What a Wonderful Word” by Louis Armstrong, bringing a perfect end to a great weekend of weddings.
Well done everyone involved – and a priority job for today is to add some Erasure to the disco!