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That Crazy Little Thing Called Love!

A beautifully scenic landscape in rural Cotswolds countryside, Chadlington was the perfect setting for a wedding. Mix that together with a Bride and Groom who know how to take good care of the band, not to mention their guests, and you have the makings of a good show! We were met by a relaxed and welcoming bride who quickly got us sat down to enjoy some of their fine catering – an unexpected crumble and custard dessert ensured we were ready to go!

Crazy Little First Dance

The evening started in style when the bride and groom were cheered on during their first dance to ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ by Queen. It was clear that the guests were up for a good time as soon as we kicked into our first song people joined the dance floor, and it stayed packed throughout our first set.

A Rocking Second Set

A short break allowed us to enjoy more fine food from the evening BBQ which kept our energy up for the second set. The dance moves came out straight away as we started off with ‘Love Machine’ by Girls Aloud. The dancing didn’t let up and the singing got louder as we moved into classics like ‘Living on a Prayer’ and ‘Summer of 69’, and a much demanded encore of ‘Wonderwall’ by Oasis saw the Bride and Groom surrounded by their guests as they danced-  ending the night on a high.

For the Coverups team it was time to go home, but as we packed down the party didn’t stop as the DJ cranked up the volume to keep it going till the early hours of the morning!

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A beautifully scenic landscape in rural Cotswolds countryside, Chadlington was the perfect setting for a wedding. Mix that together with a Bride and Groom who know how to take good care of the band, not to mention their guests, and you have the makings of a good show! We were […]

31/05/2014

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Familiar Faces; Unique Moments.

Back At The Barn

Among the band’s favourite venues to play, Tythe Barn, near Oxford is always a welcome sight on the CoverUps’ gig calendar. The positive vibes could be down to the marvellous Oxfordshire countryside; the fantastic food; the quirky renovation of a cow shed; or maybe it’s just the great hospitality and the relationships the staff build with guests – and bands.  Add this to the fact that it’s under an hour from home in the West Midlands and you have a winning combination.

From Bar To Barn!

A job well done always fills the CoverUps boys with a sense of pride; when the practising and the preparation culminates in a floor-filling performance we go home happy.  Friday night was no exception.  Perhaps it was even more heartening knowing that previous hard work had paid off as we learnt the Bride and Groom had chosen the CoverUps after travelling a fair way North to watch one of our sets at the Riverbank, Nottingham.

Rolling On A River

Classic pop put up a good fight with rock and the rockier side of Indie to keep the dancefloor packed in the later stages of the evening. The night’s highlights have to include watching in awe as Steve made light work of classic rock solos in “Beat It”, “Sweet Child of Mine” and “I Believe in a Thing Called Love” while the classic pop melodies of Dexy’s Midnight Runners’ “Come on Eileen”, The Proclaimers’ “500 miles” and “Don’t Look Back in Anger” had the whole room singing along.

Special mention goes to the brave wedding-goer who – prompted by the Bride – stepped up to the mic to sing Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary.”   This impromptu performance relied on the band’s performing experience and worked us hard but was ultimately great fun and went down a treat to help round off a smashing night.

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Back At The Barn Among the band’s favourite venues to play, Tythe Barn, near Oxford is always a welcome sight on the CoverUps’ gig calendar. The positive vibes could be down to the marvellous Oxfordshire countryside; the fantastic food; the quirky renovation of a cow shed; or maybe it’s just […]

30/05/2014

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The CoverUps Keep The Dance Floor Moving – Literally!

Local Delights

While the CoverUps are quite used to travelling around the UK to perform, it is always nice to stay close to home in the good old West Midlands.  Saturday’s wedding at the Hyatt Regency, Birmingham, just half an hour from Coventry, was a fine example.  Its central location just along from the International Convention Centre even made it easy for guitarist Steve to find after his longer journey up from London.

On The Up

Wedding Bands can sometimes dread the prospect of playing on upper floors but after an easy load-in via the lifts, the CoverUps set up in the magnificent Symphony Ballroom on the 1st floor of the Regency.  A great-sounding room -just right for dancing the night away at one end while just as easily holding a conversation and appreciating the music from the other.

Once done with the hard work the boys enjoyed a business style meal dining in the boardroom, discreetly tucked away while the evening guests arrived; a nice touch to help the night run smoothly.

The CoverUps Keep The Dance Floor Moving – Literally!

The Bride and Groom put in an awesome choreigraphed performance to Florence & The Machine’s “You got the love” – they never stopped smiling the whole way through! – then we struck-up straight into a bit of Bruno Mars with “Marry You.”  The dance floor stayed lively throughout the night with particularly strong showings for “No Diggity,” “Just Dance”(with a Backstreet twist) and “Local Boy in the Photograph.”  It was plain to see the guests had enjoyed themselves as the dance floor had made its way steadily towards the band as if to invite the boys join in the merrymaking on the floor!  A good night had by all.

 

Local Delights While the CoverUps are quite used to travelling around the UK to perform, it is always nice to stay close to home in the good old West Midlands.  Saturday’s wedding at the Hyatt Regency, Birmingham, just half an hour from Coventry, was a fine example.  Its central location […]

24/05/2014

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