What is your most memorable wedding?
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Friendly Relaxed Professional Versatile Accommodating
What about your business are you most proud of?
When a Bride and or Groom comes up to me at the end of the night and gives me a hug - I know that we've done well and helped make a day they will never forget.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Relax and enjoy every step along the way and especially enjoy the day. Don't worry about making the perfect decisions, just enjoy the whole journey together.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Bride and Groom driving guests home in a mini-bus
Describe your typical process with a couple.
We receive an enquiry and reply with price and details of what we do. If that is a good fit then we accept a deposit of £100 to secure the date and ask for a simple Booking Form to be completed. I update the Form with any payments that are made and send a copy back. We discuss the music requirements and times as the plans take shape and discuss which tunes are to be played when. I arrange all the music and sort the players. Payment is due the week before the wedding so that everything is all sorted and we can all relax and enjoy the day. We perform and everyone has a lovely day.
What makes a romantic first dance?
2 people in love! Nobody cares what the music is. Nobody cares if there is a fantastic dance routine. Everyone just wants to see 2 happy people that want to be together and that's it.
What is your number one floor-filler?
A Ceilidh! But for a disco - Uptown Funk is a good all rounder. Other great tunes work sometimes but not always.
Which band from the past would you most like to have been part of?
There have been so many inspirational performers and bands over the years but you never know what it's like to have to hide backstage then go back on the tour bus to the next hotel thinking... I wish I knew what it felt like to be free! A wedding band doesn't need to hide and I love meeting people and performing different music every afternoon and night then back home again.
What is the soundtrack to your life?
Ceilidh tunes and dances for as long as I can remember in Primary School. Since playing String Quartets for weddings - it's Pachelbel's Canon (over a thousand times so far) but it's still a great tune!