The grounds at Osterley Park, in Isleworth, not far from Twickenham, and only a short hop from Central London, play host to a handful of weddings per year. As such, The CoverUps were very pleased to be part of the Beazley’s special day in this magnificent location with its palatial Georgian country house and beautiful gardens.
Seamless Summer Operation
We arrived at 4pm to set up the stage. We provided an additional microphone for speeches (useful in large marquees like today because the soft sides absorb a lot of the sound) and sound-checked before guests arrived for the wedding breakfast. Thanks to the the band’s efforts and the slick organisation of the venue staff, we had smooth transitions throughout the evening’s proceedings and the party kicked off shortly with Queen’s ‘You’re my Best Friend’ as the couple’s first dance.
Don’t Stop Us Now!
More and more guests joined the dance floor as spirits rose and the summer evening air cooled, culminating in a stomping second set. We made the most of our 5-piece repertoire and the wider variety that a female vocalist allows. Nevertheless it was the classic numbers like Superstition, Don’t Stop Believing and Don’t Stop Me Now that had everyone really moving. Guests were left wanting more as the strict noise regulations limited the live performance to a midnight finish. Despite an abrupt ending, it was a wonderful night that we were very happy to be part of.
Congratulations to Nick and Charlotte Beazley, and thank you for having us share in your day.