Thursday, 26 January 2012

First Dances Available To Be Sung Live - January 2012

Here is my updated list of first dance songs that are available for me to sing live. Don't forget if there's nothing in my current repertoire that you'd like, as long as it is within my vocal range and there is backing track available, you can request one song for me to learn for your day. Contact me if you want me to look into a song.

Everything -     Michael Buble
To Love Somebody -     The Bee Gees
Have I Told You Lately -     Van Morrison / Rod Stewart
One Day Like This -     Elbow
Me & Mrs Jones -     Michael Buble / Billy Paul
Make You Feel My Love -     Adele
Better Together -     Jack Johnson
Truly Madly Deeply -     Savage Garden
Stand By Me -     Ben E. King
Rule The World -     Take That
Three Times A Lady -     Lionel Richie & The Commodores
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life -     Stevie Wonder
Glow Old With You -     Adam Sandler (from 'The Wedding Singer')
Greatest Day -     Take That
Easy -     Lionel Richie & The Commodores
My Girl -     The Temptations
These Are The Days Of Our Lives -     Queen
The One -     Elton John
Under The Boardwalk -     The Drifters
Lego House -     Ed Sheeran
How Deep Is Your Love -     The Bee Gees
She's The One -     Robbie Williams
Just The Way You Are -     Billy Joel
Wonderful Tonight -     Eric Clapton
Amazed -     Lonestar
Crazy Love -     Michael Buble
Angels -     Robbie Williams
She -     Elvis Costello
Hero -     Enrique Inglesias
Let There Be Love -     Nat King Cole
Can't Take My Eyes Off You -     Andy Williams
Crazy Little Thing Called Love -     Michael Buble
The Way You Look Tonight -     Michael Buble
That's Amore -     Dean Martin
Come Fly With Me -     Frank Sinatra
It Had To Be You -     Harry Connick Jnr
You To Me Are Everything -     The Real Thing
The Wonder Of You -     Elvis Presley
My First, My Last, My Everything -     Barry White
Happy Together -     The Turtles
When You Say Nothing At All -     Ronan Keating

If you are still stuck for ideas, have a look at my top ten first dances post.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Emma & Chris Wankling at The Riverbank Restaurant, Nottingham

The Riverbank Restuarant & Bar is situated on Trent Bridge in the West Bridegford area of Nottingham, and has stunning views of the Riverside and Embankment. The Riverbank have an excellent, ultra modern, upstairs 'Gallery' function room', where Chris and Emma held their reception on 25th November.

We were set-up and ready to go for 5pm when guests started arriving. Instead of a traditional wedding breakfast, the guests were treated to a superb hot and cold buffet served up at 5.30pm - I can confidently say it was superb as we were invited to tuck in! I sang a selection of rat pack / swing classics including: Beyond The Sea, Ain't That A Kick In The Head, Sway and Mac The Knife, as everyone dined. Whilst the music was only at background level so everyone could chat through the buffet, I still had a few guests out of their seats up on the dance floor, including Emma who had succesfully rounded up her bridesmaids onto the dance floor!

After speeches, and after a few extra guests for the evening had arrived, it was first dance time. Chris and Emma had requested The Bee Gees' 'To Love Somebody' which I sang for them. Guests packed out the dance floor until midnight when I sang a song specially requested by Chris and Emma to finish the evening - Elbow's 'One Day Like This'. All the guests made a big circle around the bride and groom, and managed to sing as loud if not louder than me (with my sound syetem!) to concluded the evening and send the bride and groom on their way.

Chris and Emma sent me the following comments just before Christmas:
"Just to say a quick thank you for making our wedding reception at The Riverbank, Nottingham that bit more special. The DJ sets where exactly right for our guests and evolved with them through the night. The singing was even better especially our first dance "To Love Somebody" and Elbow's "One Day Like This" which was enjoyed by everyone. Had so many comments on how the night flowed from your swing set through to the final dances and how well you gauged the guests with the music selection.

When we were first trying to decide on a DJ or a Singer we had no idea we would find someone who could do both so excellently and for such a reasonable price.

We would not hesitate to recommend you to any bride and groom to be"

Best wishes to Chris and Emma!