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Thursday, 25 February 2010

// GIG REVIEW - JUDITH & STEVE, THE YELLOW BROOM RESTAURANT - 9TH JANUARY 2010 //



I was Judith & Steve's wedding singer for their reception on 9th January 2010.



Judith & Steve held their wedding reception at The Yellow Broom Restaurant, near Holmes Chapel in Cheshire. They booked the Standard Package with Rat Pack add-one giving them a singer and DJ package available from 7pm until 1am with an extra 30 minute Rat Pack/Swing singing set for an extra £50.



The wedding took place at the height of the recent snowy period, an extra 45 minutes was allowed on top of our journey for any snow-related eventualities! Luckily we ran into little trouble, and although our job of unloading and setting up was rather slippy one, we set-up with plenty of time to spare in Yellow Broom's conservatory area.

After a period of background music as the bride and groom welcomed their evening guests, I sang Michael Buble's 'Everything' as Judith & Steve danced their first dance as husband and wife. I then continued immediately after with my Rat Pack/Swing set and sang songs such as, Beyond The Sea, Ain't That A Kick In The Head & Mac The Knife. Quite a few guests were keen to dance straight away and I managed to get even the more reluctant guests to at least sing along and wave their arms at me!

After the swing set, I continued with a DJ set featuring a selection of upbeat songs to get more people involved on the dance floor. Dancing continued throughout the evening as I sang and DJed my remaining sets. A particular highlight was a very lively rock/indie section with guests particularly enjoying themselves dancing to The Killers' 'Mr Brightside' very enthusiastically!

Judith & Steve kindly sent me a thank you card with the following comments:

Dear James. A small card containing a large 'thank you' for being our wedding singer on 9th Jan.

Everyone of our guests without exception commented on how wonderful you were.

Your live sets were excellent as was your treatment of our guests; we could not have asked for more.

May we wish you continued success in your career.

You were wonderful!



Best wishes to the new Mr & Mrs Yeates!!