What is your most memorable wedding?
I once supplied an amazing amount of music to a bride and groom for their wedding of over 300 people. They had a choir during the ceremony, an acoustic guitarist duo during the drinks reception, a swing singer for during the meal, an 11 piece live band in the evening followed by an ibiza style sax and bongo percussionist with a DJ.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Friendly. Professional. Engaging. Intuitive. Musical.
What about your business are you most proud of?
We, as a business book the music into over 1000 weddings a year. Without a glitch. We grow year upon year, and last year we won the North of England wedding award for outstanding customer service. This was voted for by our previous clients, and the testimonials we received from them made this a very proud moment for us.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Get all your favourite suppliers secured early to avoid disappointment.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
I'm in a band myself, and at one wedding the groom and ushers performed a surprise choreographed routine for the bride. Then the whole wedding party went outside for a firework display. It was amazing!
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Firstly, we consult with couples directly to discuss exactly what type of music they envisage for their wedding. We'll chat through various options and packages and set up a bespoke enquiry in our booking system for them. As soon as the artists come back to us with their availability and fees for their date, we will send these out to the couple. They will then have a chance to watch the artists' demos, view their songlist and we will also give them dates that these artists are playing live. We understand that booking an artist/band is not something you do everyday, so we will go through any questions that they may have and iron out all the finer details. The couple have their own login details to our system whereby they can list everything, including any special requests, setlists, DJ playlists, set times etc.
What makes a romantic first dance?
Don't think to much about the choreography. There's nothing worse than watching a couple stare at their feet the whole time. Just enjoy it!! Stand and sway if you have to! But smile!
What is your number one floor-filler?
Proud Mary through and through! Wedding parties go wild for it!
Which band from the past would you most like to have been part of?
The Spice Girls, purely because who wouldn't want to be a Spice Girl?
What is the soundtrack to your life?
"Don't Worry Be Happy"