Monday, 26 October 2009


On 12 September I provided wedding entertainment for Emma & Iain at the fantastic Lodore Falls Hotel in the Lake District.

A little different from a regular job, Iain & Emma are good friends of mine. Both school friends, particularly Iain who I have known literally since birth. In fact there's a picture of us, both a few months old looking rather cute - I won't post it here though!

I also had the great honour of not only being Emma & Iain's wedding singer, but a guest as well. Unfortunately, I didn't make it in time for the actual ceremony - I had a very busy couple of days beforehand - South Wales on the Thursday, and Leicestershire the night before. So, after a fantastic wedding breakfast (a special mention goes to the sticky toffee pudding!), I set-up ready for the arrival of evening guests.

Emma & Iain danced to 'What The World Needs Now' by Dionne Warwick before I started my first singing set. It's always more nerve-racking singing in front of all your friends, but at least they are a good crowd and always up for lots of enthusiastic dancing!

We took a break part-way through the evening and all assembled outside for a surprise firework display. To the soundtrack of Take That's - Rule The World, we watched a very impressive display before going inside to continue the dancing.

Continuing with more singing and DJing, a particular highlight was the invasion of some OAP wedding crashers! They were all very enthusiastic dancers and displayed some particularly impressive moves to my rendition Robbie William's Rock DJ!

I finished the evening with a sung reprise of 'Rule The World'. We all circled the new Mr & Mrs Shannon and sent them off on their way to the honeymoon destination - Singapore.

Emma & Iain have sent me the following testimonial to add to the web site:

We wanted to say a HUGE thank you for the fantastic job you did at our wedding. We left the playlist in your capable hands and you got everyone up and dancing including the 'OAP gatecrashers' they had a great time! All of our guests since have been commenting on your great performance and your fabulous voice. We loved that you sang our requested last song- Take That's Rule The World- and everyone sang along. It was the perfect end to our perfect day.

We would highly recommend you, thanks for everything.

I big thanks to Emma and Iain for letting me part of their day!

For past gig reviews click here

Photography by Jane Fox Photography