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Tuesday, 15 December 2009

// GIG REVIEW - LISA & DAMIAN, EASTWOOD HALL - 31ST OCTOBER 2009 //

I was booked as wedding singer & DJ for Lisa and Damian's wedding reception on 31st October 2009.


Lisa & Damian held their reception at the fantastic Eastwood Hall in Nottinghamshire. They opted for the Standard Package but as they did not sit down for their wedding breakfast until 6pm, I was happy to set-up before they sat down and to shift the package timings forwards giving them a 6pm - Midnight package.



Throughout the meal I played a selection of Dinner Jazz, Swing and Love Songs. When the wedding party were ready for speeches, my radio mic was made available so all could be heard. Throughout the three excellent speeches I learnt that not only was the groom called Damian (getting married on Halloween) but it was also his birthday - spooky indeed!!

Lisa & Damian danced to Elvis Costello's 'She' to get the evening underway, they were immediately joined by several guests on the dance floor. I sang for my usual 3 x 30 minutes with DJ-ing in between. A superb lively crowd, I think we got everyone on the dance floor at some stage during the evening! A special point during the evening was a dedication to Lisa Grandma, Alice Walker, who sadly could not be there on the day. I was asked to do a special rendition of 'Angels' by Robbie Williams especially for Alice.


Lisa & Damian have sent me the following testimonial:

James you where absolutely fantastic and I couldn't have wished for anyone better. You're singing was fab, but what I appreciated most was you making it such a stress free arrangement. You are a true expert and any nervous bride needs you!! You made me feel confident that the evening would go well and it was one less thing to worry about. I would recommend you time and time again, in fact your details have already been passed on!! Many thanks again, and especially for your patience as the speeches went over.

Best wishes to the new Mr & Mrs Lloyd!