Becky & Josh wanted a “piano man” to provide their wedding breakfast entertainment. They had seen a piano entertainer work the audience at a club in Australia and wanted to create the same atmosphere at their wedding. The wedding reception was being held in a marquee at The Citadel in Weston, Shropshire.
When a bride tells you that there will be 200 guests who all love a singsong, you know it’s going to be a great wedding! As guests arrived from the church, I started playing music for the drinks reception. The singalong began almost straight way: Rosé (The Feeling), Heaven (Bryan Adams), Say You Won’t Let Go (James Arthur), Ordinary People (John Legend), Part of Your World (The Little Mermaid) were all instant hits. And I was just trying to perform background music!
There were quite a few rugby players and cricketers amongst the guests, often partial to a drink and a singsong. They did not disappoint. Josh & Becky had requested a few songs for the wedding breakfast: You Got a Friend In Me, Maggie May, She’s Electric, All You Need Is Love, Piano Man (for Josh), Perfect Day, Sweet Caroline, Daydream Believer and a Hey Jude to finish off!
This was one of the best weddings I’ve ever attended. Josh & Becky and their guests were there to party and everyone had a great time. In addition, the venue owner Alex made sure that everything ran smoothly. It was great to work with photographer Sophie Kerr who took some stunning images. I stayed on to let the top table use my spare mic and PA for speeches but then had to head back to Liverpool. What a fantastic day! I wish the new Mr & Mrs Bess all the very best for the future xx
[“Simon, I just wanted to say a quick thank you for Saturday. That was simply incredible. You got the place bouncing and made it a simply unforgettable day. I cannot thank you enough! We will be sure to recommend you and I have a feeling that one set of our friends who were there will be contact for their wedding next year. Thank you again that was beyond brilliant!“]
Since the wedding, one of the guests has indeed booked me to perform at their wedding near Barcelona in 2018… Happy days! x