Two smashing gigs for the Moon Loungers over the weekend
Another double header on the weekend, which took us to Tortworth Court and the Holiday Inn in Filton near Bristol –both nice and local!
On Friday night we headed to Tortworth Court and were able to set up while the meal and speeches were happening far, far away in the Orangery. This meant that once we were set we were able to actually spend some time messing around with some new covers ideas – watch this space for those…
The guests soon arrived in the room and at around 8.00 we kicked things off with the first dance – “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran the choice of tune. As is usually the case in Tortworth, the atmosphere in the room was great and lots of guests danced during the first set.
In the break we headed to the quiet of the atrium to tuck into the excellent buffet, and it was soon second set time. We ripped through 20+ songs to a packed dance floor, pausing only for a few minutes while a pair of trainers were presented to the groom (an inside joke amongst the lads), and naturally added a couple of encores to round things off.
The following evening we were booked for a birthday party at the Holiday Inn in Filton. We reckon the last time we played here was about 9 years ago, so it was nice to be back after such a hiatus! We set ourselves up in the function room, on a stage positioned right in front of a door….
Once again we started playing around 8.00, and on this occasion it was a case of keeping the volume down a bit, so Stu grabbed his brushes and we opened the set with a few laid back swing numbers. As the set progressed it became more upbeat, enticing a few female guests onto the dance floor, while the gents propped up the bar and talked about football, etc.
During the break we were treated to another marvellous buffet, and a beer each, setting us up perfectly for an excellent second set to another packed dance floor. At one point during “Moves Like Jagger” the birthday girl approached the side of the stage to gleefully point out that everyone was dancing – mission accomplished!
So another brilliant weekend. Congrats to the happy couple any many happy returns to the birthday boy and girl!