A packed Easter diary for the Moon Loungers
We are enjoying a busy April, with a couple more gigs to report on (and more to come!).
On Thursday last week (the one before Good Friday – so not your average Thursday) we were back at the Great Tythe Barn, a venue at which we seem to perform no more than once a year these days…
Set up was nice and straightforward and for the first dance we played “The One” by Kodaline. In a change from the norm, the bride and groom (okay so mainly the bride) asked to have the dance floor to themselves for the whole song, but we managed to lure a number of guests to join them once the song was finished – and kept most of them there for the first set.
During the break we tucked into pork rolls, loads of sweets and also a round of beers that had kindly been bought for us. This set us up nicely for a vigorous second set complete with packed dance floor and 3-song encore. And of course the disco then did a marvellous job of completing the evening’s work!
It was unusual then for us to have the weekend off, before returning to action on Wednesday at Birtsmorton Court all the way up in Worcestershire (but only an hour away with a clear run up the M5).
We’ve played at Birtsmorton before, previously doing a drinks reception inside the moated part of the venue. However, on this occasion we were booked for the meal and evening – which made things more straightforward but sadly meant we didn’t so much as clap eyes on the amazing moat…
For the meal we set up in the marquee at one end and once the speeches were concluded we played a couple of acoustic sets. We were treated to a splendid main course, which also gave us a reason to stop and have a break, and all in all the performance seemed to go pretty well (it can be hard to tell when everyone is busy tucking into their food!).
We then shifted into the adjacent evening room, reconvened with Stu and were soon ready for the evening party. For the first dance we played “Hero” by Enrique Iglesias, not one we’ve attempted before but it went very smoothly and kicked the first set off very nicely.
Once again the dance floor remained busy for set 1, and during the break we were treated some kebabs and wraps (it is a tough job) and encouraged into the photo booth for this beauty:
After the fireworks we managed to squeeze in another set as the 11.30 curfew loomed. Considering it was a Wednesday night, the crowd were brilliant and received a deserved encore for all their dancing and singing efforts!
Once the disco had provided a suitable finish to the evening we packed away and were off into the Worcestershire night, anther satisfying night’s work done. Congrats to both couples and stay tuned for more gig reports in the comings weeks…