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have enjoyed playing at various types of gigs and events. To give you a
better idea, you can find some examples grouped into four main areas.
Follow the links for more details:
|Friends and Family Re-Union Party,
Worcester Guild Hall
Worcester's beautiful Guildhall, graced by many a
royal over the centuries, became the venue for a "gathering of the
clan", as family and friends from around the world came together for a
truly memorable night of reminiscing, exquisite food and wine and of
course, the best live music.
For a large part of the evening we played a
selection of quieter ballads and softer melodic background music, to
allow people to talk and catch up with old acquaintances. Then
finishing off the evening with music to dance the night away.
|Wedding party, Ramsey Rural Museum
We like weddings! Everyone's up for a good time and
performing to a fun audience is always more rewarding. :-)
The Ramsey Rural Museum was a great venue for an all
day wedding reception, and we were quite excited at the prospect.
The gig was quite different from our usual thing.
We set up
bright and early at 9 o'clock on Saturday morning in the old barn,
eye on the threatening sky.
The plan was to play on and off throughout the day, whenever it suited or looked like people wanted to party! So we played a combination of background, quieter "easy-to-talk-over " music to start with (essential for a wedding reception as people have lot's to say to old friends). Then fitting in around the hog-roast, speeches, cutting the cake, we picked up the pace and had the guests dancing in and out and even around the barn!
Most wedding couples have a special song they want
at their wedding and we’re always happy to oblige. But in this case the
was for some Status Quo! So we put together a medley of some classic
donned long blonde wigs and rocked on!
|New Year's Eve Party at Ramsey Golf
A great way to welcome in the New Year at the Ramsey Golf Club.
A really energetic audience helped make this night a huge success. These golfers really know how to swing! (sorry, that's a pathetic pun!)
A very enjoyable night that saw people dancing into the small hours of the New Year. Climaxing of course at midnight with the chimes of Big Ben and a rousing rendition of Aulde Lang Syne.
Upwood Summer Ball
An amazing transformation of the Upwood School hall provided a truly exclusive venue for this posh charity ball, with evening wear, bow ties, tuxes, red carpet, limos, you name it, it was there.
Our first sell out gig! Seems our reputation preceded us this time and tickets sold out fast, well ahead of the event.
The evening was a massive hit all round with dancing well into the morning hours!
We really enjoyed the atmosphere and were quite overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response and feedback.
St. Ives Hockey Club Dinner Dance
Black ties and posh frocks at this society event that brought the Dolphin Hotel seriously to life with lively music and energetic dancing all night long.
We played one short set of slow songs to allow people to finish their meals and catch up on gossip, and then a couple of sets of dance favourites to get the place rocking.
The audience were great and really "up for it"!
If these guys play hockey as hard as they party, I really wouldn't want to be on the wrong end of their stick! :-)
See loads more photos at the St. Ives Hockey Club web site.
A couple of examples below, courtesy of St Ives. Hockey Club:
|Party in the Paddock, Cross Keys, Upwood|
Cross Key pub in Upwood had held barbeques and
hog-roasts in the past, but wanted to try a musical event specifically
families. The pub provided a large marquee in their paddock, complete
dance floor, a barbeque, and of course the bar. We provided the music,
a bit of publicity, the crowd.
Jane, the landlady was expected around 50-60 people to turn up. What she got was nearer 350! “We were blown away by the size of the crowd” she admitted afterwards.
The afternoon started with our support act, Roger Henderson who entertained people with some of his slightly “less that politically correct” songs. We then played two long sets, starting with a selection of softer, melodic numbers and then, after the kids’ disco during the break, turned up the heat and packed the dance floor for the rest of the evening.
One of the highlights of the night was the “air guitar” and “air sax” event, where some of the smaller members of the audience had a chance to join in with the show!
The evening was such a huge success, that the pub is already looking for a marquee for this year.
“We'll be better equipped for the crowds next year
be able to enjoy it ourselves a bit more, I spent most of the day in a
|Music For Heroes Concert, Bedford|
12 hour music marathon organised by volunteer fundraisers for Help for
Heroes in Bedford, with several bands, a lot of beer, and a very
The event was a huge success and raised well over a grand for the charity.
|Grey Horse pub, Kingston on Thames
An evening at one of South West London's oldest and liveliest live music venues. Local band The Phantoms and then 10 O'clock Curfew rocking the joint. Add a great audience and fantastic atmosphere and you have a simply unforgettable evening.
The Phantoms The Grey Horse
|Charity Gig, Bluntisham Village Hall
A successful fund raising concert for the Bluntisham Baptist Church restoration project.
The audience, as well as "raising the roof" by singing along to "Love Shack", managed to raise over £1000 during the evening.
All this despite the challenge of a very sensitive noise limiter that threatened to cut the power at any moment!
Christmas Party - Upwood Village Hall
A chance for everyone to get "rocking around the Christmas tree", sing and dance to some classic Christmas hits at the Curfew Christmas Party.
The evening included an excellent finger buffet with plenty of mince pies!
Tickets had to be limited due to size of the hall, but the ninety or so people we packed in made the evening go with a real swing.
Now firmly established as an annual event, the Upwood Christmas Party marks the official start of Christmas festivities! :-)
|Feltstock - charity concert|
was the very first “Feltstock festival” and was without doubt, a
roaring success. Twelve bands converged on Feltham (near Kingston on
Thames), entertained the masses from start to finish over two stages,
and helped raise a lot of money for Help For Heroes.
Feltstock returns in 2013. Put it in your dairy now!
|Bishops Stortford Rugby Club Music Festival|
Stortford RFC hosted their own music in the park event, better known as
'Thankyou For The Music' festival. With great a line up of bands
including 10 O’clock Curfew, and headlined by the raunchy Abba tribute
Bishop's Stortford RFC