Three weddings in a row at Kingscote Barn!
It has been a bit of a mad week in Moonie world. We have performed at no less than three weddings at marvellous Kingscote Barn, and spent the time in between them frantically working on our St Peppers Acoustic Covers Album…
Heres’ a quick summary of those 3 weddings:
21st April – Kingscote Barn
This wedding saw Chris sing the first dance (a rare occurrence!), the song of choice being “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”. It may be an oldie, but there aren’t many better tunes for a first dance – what with the smoochy opening for the couple to dance to on their own, and then the sing-a-long bit for everyone to pile onto the dance floor and join in with.
The crowd took a little bit of cajoling (it was one of those nights where a lot of the girls didn’t seem to want to put their handbags down and have a PROPER dance) but come the end of the 2nd set I think we had most of them on the dance floor!
22nd April – Kingscote Barn
The following evening we were back at Kingscote and this time the first dance was “Last Request” by Paolo Nutini. We’ve only played this as a first dance once before – probably because it’s a kind of break up song – but ultimately it’s a great slow dance tune and it worked a treat on the night.
The abiding memory from the rest of the evening was the phenomenal amount of the drinks that were spilt on the dance floor – I’ve never known a crowd struggle to hang on to their booze with such difficulty. Aside from this it was a great night though, and once the live music was finished we ran the disco up to 12.30 with plenty of guests dancing right up until the end.
27th April – you’ve guessed it, Kingscote Barn
To bring in a hat-trick of Kingscote gigs, we were back at this stunning corner of the Cotswolds again on Thursday for a midweeker. Here’s a view from Stu’s kit – and he’s somehow managed to catch the lights all on red:
The first dance this time was Ed Sheeran’s wedding staple “Thinking Out Loud”, which never fails to deliver the goods. During the break the pizza oven was in action, and as we kicked off the 2nd set guests were still queuing up to taste its wares – so it wasn’t until halfway through the set that the floor started to properly fill up. But fill up it did, and after a rousing “Hey Jude” we knocked out a couple of encores before handing over to the disco.
The music finished at 11.30 with a special request from the B&G of “Halo” by Beyonce, signalling the end of what has felt like a residency at Kingscote! And there are certainly worse places to spend your time…