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Friday, 24 June 2011

// IMPORTANT INFORMATION IF YOU HAVE BOOKED THE DINNER MUSIC ADD-ON //


I wanted to re-iterate a few points highlighted in
the info sheet you received with your booking pack, mainly to make sure your venue are aware of what we are coming in to do on the day so that everything runs as smoothly as possible. Apologies if you are already aware of these points or if some of it sounds obvious but I've had a few problems at venues over the past few months so I just wanted to clarify everything with you all.


Dinner Music add-on to the Standard Package

If you have booked the Standard Package and the Dinner Music add on, where we will come in and set-up before you sit down for your wedding breakfast and play some background music whilst you dine, again, it is important to let your venue know that we are doing this. Whilst we always try to get as much of the set-up completed before the wedding breakfast, a very small system can be set-up during your meal if space is at a premium; the set-up can be as small as 1metre x 1metre if required. If only a minimal set-up is possible during your meal, 30 - 45 minutes will be required afterwards to complete the set-up and add lighting for the evening.

If you have also booked the bubble machine as part of your package please note that some venues do not allow the use of bubble machines so it important that you get their permission. The bubble fluid used is a special (and very expensive!) 'non-wetting' formula to prevent the bubbles causing a slippery dance floor (mostly what venues are concerned about), so it might be worth mentioning this your venue if you have your heart set on bubbles and they need some persuading!

This is all about making the day run smoothly and all the information here and within the booking pack you received when you booked is given to you in order to make the day as successful and hassle free (for us all!) as possible.

If you have any questions or problems with any of the above or want to alter your package, feel free to give me a call. Also, if your venue have any questions about set-up, space, bubbles etc they are also very welcome to contact me.


// IMPORTANT INFORMATION IF YOU HAVE BOOKED THE DELUXE PACKAGE //



I wanted to re-iterate a few points highlighted in the info sheet you received with your booking pack, mainly to make sure your venue are aware of what we are coming in to do on the day so that everything runs as smoothly as possible. Apologies if you are already aware of these points, or if some of them sound obvious, but I've had a few problems at venues over the past few months, so I just wanted to clarify everything with you all.

Deluxe Package


If you have booked the Deluxe Package (all day wedding singer & DJ) it is important that your venue are aware that we will be setting equipment up before you sit down to eat, and that I am singing during your wedding breakfast. The space required for set-up during your meal for this package is a minimum of 2metres x 2metres. This space must be in the same room and same area of your room as the evening set-up. I often move around the room whilst I am singing but I largely perform from where my set-up is situated and I need access to my controls to change tracks, sound levels etc whilst I am singing. Therefore it is essential that I am in the same room as you and all of your guests! I know this may sound a bit obvious but think about this particularly if your room is going to be sectioned off during the day or you are dining on a mezzanine floor.

Also regarding set-up location, the set-up can be dragged a few metres or so after you have finished eating to prepare for the evening reception, but there is generally not enough time to set-up at one end of your room, dismantle after the wedding breakfast, relocate and set-up again at the other end.

If you have also booked the bubble machine as part of your package please note that some venues do not allow the use of bubble machines so it important that you get their permission. The bubble fluid used is a special (and very expensive!) 'non-wetting' formula to prevent the bubbles causing a slippery dance floor (mostly what venues are concerned about), so it might be worth mentioning this your venue if you have your heart set on bubbles and they need some persuading!

Master Of Ceremonies

Included in the Deluxe Package you have the option of me acting as your Master Of Ceremonies, annoucing you into your wedding breakfast room, introducing your speeches and any other annoucements you require during the day. Again, if you want to benefit from this part of the package, it is important that your venue know what we are coming in to do on the day.

If you have any questions or issues with any of the above or want to alter your package, feel free to give me a call. Also, if your venue have any questions about set-up, space, bubbles etc they are also very welcome to contact me, or I can contact them directly if you prefer.

Friday, 10 June 2011

// NEW SONGS ADDED //







There have been some additions to my live song list over the past few months. Mainly resulting from special first dance requests, the following are now available in my live sets:

Me & Mrs Jones - Michael Buble / Billy Paul

A number one single, orginally released in 1972 and performed by Billy Paul. It also remains one of Michael Buble's most popular songs, featuring on his third studio album, Call Me Irresponsible.

You are The Sunshine Of My Life - Stevie Wonder

Stevie's 1973 hit gave him his third US number 1 and is one of his most popular songs to date. As testiment to its populirty, the song has been covered by artists all over the world no less than 25 times!

Greatest Day - Take That

A superb first dance choice, proving very popular. Take That's 11th number one single, taken from the album The Circus.

You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller

One of Weller's most popular solo offerings taken from his 1995 album Stanley Road peaking at number 9 in the UK charts.

She's The One - Robbie Williams

A cover of the World Party song, She's The One became Robbie William's second number one. As popular as ever after reuniting with take that, this is one of several Robbie Williams songs available as a part of my singing sets.

She - Elvis Costello

Originally recorded and released in 1974 by Charles Aznavour and Herbert Kretzmer, the Elvis Costello version was popularised by its feature in the hit film, Notting Hill where it featured in both the opening and closing credits.

For a full list of songs available, go to James' wedding song list page.