Spring/ Early Summer has finally arrived and the wedding season has started in earnest. Every weekend from now until the end of September the diaries are full with bands playing at wedding receptions, DJs providing music for wedding parties and with jazz and classical performers creating a great atmosphere during the wedding ceremony itself or at the drinks reception.
It’s been a great month for LMM and the fantastic live acts we represent.
May 2009 provided the first chance this year for one of our bands to play at a drinks reception outside on the lawn (at a private residence but our bands very often play in the grounds of hotel venues ) for a very nice afternoon of Pims and champagne in the English Summer sunshine.
The Hi Fidels http://www.lmmuk.com/band/The+Hi-Fidels played several weddings including a lovely wedding after which the bride and groom were kind enough to send us this email
Thanks for getting all the special requests in too!
James & Lindsay”
During May our wedding bands and DJs played at some fantastic wedding venues including Whitley Hall Hotel , Addlington Hall , Addington Palace , The Wild Boar Hotel ,Thornton Hotel and Spa, London Rowing Club , Lillebrook Manor as well as less traditional venues such as Newquays funky Fistral Blue and Londons exclusive Cobden Club.
Swingshot played a great set at The beautiful and very trendy Landsdowne Hotel where one of our bands swears he once saw Michael Jackson coming out of the lifts!!
Our DJs have been entertaining the guests at the very splendid Baglioni Hotel at Hyde Park Gate in London. http://www.lmmuk.com/djs-karaoke.php
May has also seen the 125th anniversary celebrations for Marks And Spencer’s which we helped them to celebrate by supplying a couple of great bands for the Oxford Street Pantheon store. On Wednesday May 20th we supplied our stilt walking band to entertain the crowds as they queued to get into the store from 8am.
On Saturday May 23 we supplied both the Blossom Street Singers who are a fabulous scapula vocal group and our stilt walking band. The festivities included a giant pass the parcel game with part of Oxford Street closed for a street party.
On May 27 and 28 we had dozens of our great jazz swing duos playing across the UK in Marks and Spencers stores. http://www.lmmuk.com/jazz-blues-swing.php
We also supplied entertainment to the annual young farmers AGM in the Blackpool Winter Gardens. Made In England rocked it up on the main stage and Lucas provided fun and games with their Rockaoke set on Sunday afternoon.
May 2009 presented an opportunity for more of our bands to travel overseas including a prestigious British Forces radio show for Electric Mayhem.
Electric Mayhem http://www.lmmuk.com/band/Electric+Mayhem also featured , for the second year running ,at the Bournemouth Sevens Festival where they ripped the place apart on Saturday night in front of 10,000 festival goers. Mayhems terrific front man was throwing himself around the stage like the bastard son of Jagger and Bono (if such a thing were biologically possible) whilst the band played the perfect sing a long rock anthem set. Lucas http://www.lmmuk.com/band/Lucas did much the same job on Sunday and by all accounts everyone who attended the Bournemouth Sevens event had an amazing time. We expect this event to grow and grow and become a regular part of the calendar. LMM are very proud to be part of the team. See here for more details http://www.bournemouthsevens.com/index.php
As the motor sport season began in earnest we were privileged to supply acts for some key motor sports events and bands like Lucas and No Change were keen to be part of the action.
Besides all these great private events we were very pleased to supply the Rockaoke band with the fabulous Kirsty Crawford hosting for Regent Inns annual conference at Leeds Bar Risa. Its been several years since we put this band together to play in the Walkabout Bars and they have recently been featured on the Chris Moyles Radio Show. Lmm have Rockaoke acts throughout the UK suitable for every type of event from a small party or wedding up to a product launch or event. We are also the supplier who can guarantee that your event gets the right type of band from funky players to cool indie types who would be perfect for a festival stage.
Its been a great month which included several high lights. One of them was the weirdest band rehearsal session I have ever attended when I stopped off to see the Tom Wardle band play a full show …… in Toms front room!! With windows rattling the three piece line up of guitar, bass and drums played a cracking 45 minute set of pure pop covers. Tom is a bit of a mod (plastic mod according to him) and from his cool red mini parked on the pavement outside to the drums sat on the Sgt Peppers Hearts Club Rug to the Keep The Faith Wigan Casino sticker on the drum kit and the Beatles/Lennon posters on the walls of his front room everything was in its place. Tom is a very cool guy with a great voice. You should book him solo or in a duo or full band line up for your house party! http://www.lmmuk.com/band/Tom+Wardle
Club Mix have also begun a residency at Butlins as well as playing a number of awesome shows over May. I have been blown over by them whenever I have been to see them and if you are into Dance music you should take time out to see this fantastic band who play the dance anthems of the 90s to current day .Exceptional musicianship and an infectious groove make Club Mix a great band for parties and weddings. http://www.lmmuk.com/band/Club+Mix+Band
The best part of the month for me was my time spent in the Analog Recording Studios (which is used by The Kaiser Chiefs) with Nat King Bing And The Kings Of Shwing. This unique new act with their fantastic re inventions of pop, indie and dance classics as jazz and swing tunes take some beating.Check out their version of I Predict I Riot or Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor and you will be convinced that this is the future (or is it the past!!) Nat King Bing And The Kings Of Shwing have already been booked for the Birmingham Jazz Festival on July 9 and have several other events and shows planned as the summer sees their launch with some exciting work. A University Tour is already being planned as we speak and Shwing mania is sweeping the LMM office . The shows are going to be lots of fun and a great deal of planning has gone into this brand new concept in order to make it a premier act for corporate events, product launches, university balls etc. http://www.lmmuk.com/band/Nat+King+Bing+and+The+Kings+Of+Shwing
Thanks to Anolog studios and Matt who did a great job with the Nat King Bing recordings and also to http://www.andyoliverphotography.co.uk/ for great images.
There isn’t time or room to tell you everything we have done with LMM this month (for instance I haven’t even begun to mention the great bands and DJs playing at Walkabouts and Bar Risa which are our largest and longest running client but there will be more stories and more events at the end of June.
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