Solihull, sitting just south of Birmingham is barely a stone’s throw from the band’s epicentre in Coventry. Playing a wedding so close to home is great, and the band always arrive fresh for the show. This night we arrived early to get the PA set up ready for the speeches. Being hidden behind a curtain in the expansive marquee gave us a chance to get set up without having to worry about how things looked while we did so – always a nice thing for us and the guests!
The first dance was Today by the Smashing Pumpkins played live by the band. The chosen version though was that of Willamette Stone, which is much calmer, and made for a lovely first dance. Jo made a tidy job of a guitar solo to replace the string instrumental of the original – his guitar tone and playing always give tingles!
Rocking The Marquee – Live!
Something we’ve always enjoyed is the juxtaposition of such an elegant wedding marquee and a live rock band – especially when the rockier end of the repertoire has been requested! With Kings of Leon, Killers and Guns ‘n Roses bringing the the first set to a rocky end, The Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, Fratellis and Stereophonics brought the dance floor to an epic frenzy in the second set. A classic end of night with Hey Jude topped things off to a tee.
Enjoy the photos below of our trip to Solihull – and the band will be rocking a wedding in the area again in the future we’re quite sure!
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