Summer Wedding Music

It’s been a fairly quiet 2021 so far, with Covid restrictions gradually lifting but still a lot of caution. We noted that no one postponed or planned their summer wedding music with us in May. June is the earliest month for us to provide music for summer weddings. In terms of those weddings, we have a few in venues such as Pembroke Lodge, the Queen’s House in Greenwich and the Old Swan in Witney. This makes for a nice variety of venues and we also have a couple of private ones – one is in a Church followed by a private house in Surrey and the other is in a private address in Orpington although that last one is a garden party for an events company.

These are all string quartet or string trio bookings and some of our other ‘non-string’ acts begin to play and DJ for events planned in July. This is unusual for us as in previous years we would be covering a wider variety of events – corporate summer parties and networking events, weddings, birthday parties, engagement parties, and more. This summer is the second year in a row that we simply don’t have any corporate events and it feels strange. We miss their buzz and beautiful venues in the City of London and other great venues. Corporate events are totally different from weddings but the similarities are there also. Everyone nicely dressed, sipping champagne, cocktails and beer, and chatting to people new and old. We miss providing the live atmosphere with our music and also entering worlds of work that is totally unfamiliar to us but always interesting. Seeing colleagues bonding with each other over work social events is great fun and a Zoom party is not the same unfortunately.

However, we’re extremely happy to be about to go and play for weddings again. We’ve missed this equally and even though we’ve had a few micro-weddings in lockdown, it’s not been the same. We’re aware that things will be different, even if all the restrictions are lifted on June 21st which is currently still in doubt. There will likely be more social distancing, face-masks and venue regulations than in the past. But we’re hopeful that the essential joyful feeling will be in the air and probably without any taking for granted, as most of us probably never considered the idea of living in a world where we couldn’t see, let alone hug our loved ones.

Suddenly making a lot of set lists, co ordinating the players, contacting the venues, liasing with our lovely clients to sort out music choices for the ceremony, is exciting and also slightly nerve-wracking after such a long period of not working regularly. This is a good kind of nervousness – it’s that of wanting to do a great job and knowing that for each event, you only get one chance to do so. This is a not a rehearsal! Usually once we arrive and start playing, everything clicks into place and such nerves turn into excitement. We love live events – no two are exactly the same so it’s really not possible to get bored or complacent. We’re always alert and ready to react to the responses that we get in wedding receptions. If one tune seems to go really well, then that can help dictate the next one. It’s not just DJs who read the room – any good live event musician should be able to do this with confidence after years of successful events.

 

If you’re having an event – this year or in 2022, then please do reach out to us for a chat about how we can help you engage with your guests using great music. Here’s to a much better year than last year!

 

 

 

 

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Summer Wedding Music

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