Close

Warwick

Friends In The Industry

Being in the wedding industry for over 10 years now, sometimes the band get lucky enough work with friends on a wedding day!

Last week the band visited one of the West Midland’s best wedding venues, Compton Verney, in Warwick, for Kate and Westley’s Christmas wedding. Our friend and wedding photographer, Hannah K. Photography, was working hard documenting the bride and groom’s big day and our 4-piece male lead lineup got to play live music in the evening. The dance floor was packed for both the band’s sets which always makes for a great night. The bride and groom and their wedding guests even carried on after the band had left! What a fantastic wedding!

To see photos from Kate and Westley’s wedding day visit facebook.com/hannahkphoto or keep an eye on Hannah’s blog hannahkphotography.co.uk/blog for her full re-cap of the day!

Being in the wedding industry for over 10 years now, sometimes the band get lucky enough work with friends on a wedding day! Last week the band visited one of the West Midland’s best wedding venues, Compton Verney, in Warwick, for Kate and Westley’s Christmas wedding. Our friend and wedding […]

20/12/2016

Read More

Christmas Celebration at Wroxall Abbey

On this particular winter day, The CoverUps returned yet again to Wroxall Abbey, located just down the road from the band’s home base in Coventry. Though the band have performed for numerous weddings at Wroxall Abbey before, it was great to perform live music for a Christmas party this time!

Festive joy was in the air from the moment we arrived. Bubbly was poured, the welcoming scent of holiday treats met our hungry stomachs and we were greeted warmly by smiling faces. We were certainly in for a good time!

We arrived at the venue at 6:00pm sharp to set up and played recorded music in the background for the bride and groom’s evening meal. With instruments ready, we played our first set at 9:30pm when everyone was ready to put their dancing shoes on. Having a cosy number of around 70 guests attending, it was a relaxed atmosphere while guests enjoyed swaying to the music, chatting with their friends and keeping their glasses full to the brim!

As requested, we added a couple Christmas classics into our set list which ended the night on a real high. As we packed down for the night, we provided recorded music until 1:00am while guests said their goodbyes and wished one another Merry Christmas.

Overall, it was a fantastic night that we all thoroughly enjoyed! Until next time, Wroxall Abbey!

On this particular winter day, The CoverUps returned yet again to Wroxall Abbey, located just down the road from the band’s home base in Coventry. Though the band have performed for numerous weddings at Wroxall Abbey before, it was great to perform live music for a Christmas party this time! Festive joy […]

11/12/2015

Read More

Winter Wedding At Warwick House

This particular chilly day in November was the wedding of Joanne and Richard who wed at Warwick House in Warwickshire. As a Coventry-based band, The CoverUps traveled only a few minutes to perform for this bride and groom’s evening reception.

Dance Shoes? Check.

Warwick House is one of Warwickshire’s most-loved wedding venues. It sits secluded though near enough to the main roads which makes it easy to access for parties and large events. The CoverUps, having the privilege of performing at this esteemed venue in the past, were delighted to be asked back for Joanne and Richard’s special day.

To compliment the “gothic style windows, high ceilings, cornices and decorative mouldings…” the venue boasts about on their website, the ballroom has a spacious dance floor encouraging all guests to put their dancing shoes on!

The night started with You’re My Best Friend by Queen played by the DJ and erupting immediately after with the band performing It’s All About You by McFly. The bride and groom and their guests gave their all on the dance floor and kept the energy up well until the end! 500 Miles by The Proclaimers turned out to be an encore after Don’t Look Back in Anger by Oasis wasn’t enough for the partiers! The band are always up for an encore so of course we didn’t mind extending the night a few extra minutes.

Thanks Warwick House for being so accommodating and brilliant yet again. Also a massive congratulations to Joanne and Richard! May you enjoy many, many happy years together!

These photos only tell a fraction of the story, but we hope you enjoy a look into how the night went down!

[iframe src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/PVQj25hRLZY?rel=0&showinfo=0″ width=”100%”]

[pwaplusphp album=”TheCoverUpsConferenceDinnerTheMajesticHotelNovember2015″]

This particular chilly day in November was the wedding of Joanne and Richard who wed at Warwick House in Warwickshire. As a Coventry-based band, The CoverUps traveled only a few minutes to perform for this bride and groom’s evening reception. Dance Shoes? Check. Warwick House is one of Warwickshire’s most-loved wedding […]

27/11/2015

Read More

Wonderful Night At Walton Hall

Walton Hall is a regular haunt for the band. As one of the busiest wedding venues in the West Midlands, it’s not too surprising! A stunning 16th Century Mansion, Walton Hall stands in some beautiful grounds that sum up the best of Warwickshire countryside. With a collection of bars and function rooms, Walton Hall is also a well-equipped wedding venue for the British weather! On this day, fortunately, the couple were blessed with a rain-free, though chilly day!

Thinking Out Loud

We were introduced for the first dance by the delightful Reuben Lynch, a toastmaster we’ve worked with a few times over the years. He’s got a lovely warm, friendly style and it’s always fun being at a wedding with him.

The couple chose what we think is the first dance song of 2014 – Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud. It’s a classic, beautifully written song. The verses sum up the feeling of wanting to grow old with someone: a perfect reflection of a Bride and Groom’s feelings on their wedding day. It was a real privilege to play the song live for the happy couple, and as their friends joined them the night got underway!

Playing Through The Night

The couple had opted for an extra half hour of playing time. This was great, and with a relatively early start time, it meant we were playing through most of the evening. From the start, with people joining the first dance the dance floor never emptied. As the night went on the set got more modern, with Pharell Williams, Bruno Mars, Kings of Leon all making appearances. Come On Eileen was particularly good fun – a really fun party tune to chant along to!

Hannah, our resident photographer was able to come along to Walton Hall and take a few shots, which you can find below. Check out her website and find out more about her on her Facebook page. Oh, and while you’re on the Facebook, why not give us a like!

Here’s to the next visit to Walton Hall!

[iframe src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/Lq-spvALIJY?rel=0&showinfo=0″ width=”100%”]

[pwaplusphp album=”WaltonHallWellesbourneWeddingDecember2014″]

 

Walton Hall is a regular haunt for the band. As one of the busiest wedding venues in the West Midlands, it’s not too surprising! A stunning 16th Century Mansion, Walton Hall stands in some beautiful grounds that sum up the best of Warwickshire countryside. With a collection of bars and […]

05/12/2014

Read More

Wonderful Night At Walton Hall With An Acoustic Set!

This was our first trip to Walton Hall this year – but the venue’s lost none of its charm. Set in beautiful Warwickshire countryside, the venue really has it all as far as looks go! Arriving in the height of the sunny afternoon showed of the lush surroundings – it hardly felt like being at work.

Acoustic Wedding Breakfast Set

Lead vocalist Mike arrived mid afternoon to get set up for an acoustic set over the wedding breakfast. Despite timings being a little fluid, everything was set up in good time for the guests’ arrival and the acoustic guitar struck up as the starters were served.

Our acoustic set is a mixture between purely acoustic and mellow tunes and songs that as a full band might find their way into the evening set. It’s always good fun to give a twist on songs that people know and love, and the acoustic set is a perfect opportunity to do this.

Set Down, Set Up Again!

As is often the case with the afternoon sets, the location was completely different to the evening, meaning everything needed packing up completely before driving round to a different part of the venue and setting back up again. Things are a little stripped down for the acoustic setup, but still, we were more than ready for dinner when that time came!

Elvis Has Entered The Building

The first dance was Elvis’ rendition of Can’t Help Falling In Love. It’s a lovely track, and while the original recording is hard to recreate (there’s a large choir backing him!) our version maintained the feel of the original.

From there the night went on strength to strength. A few fun tracks that hadn’t made appearances lately included Dancing On The Ceiling, Place Your Hands (rocking riff!) and Chelsea Dagger.

We’ll leave you now with some photos of the day and hope to return for another wedding at Walton Hall soon!

[embpicasa id=”5890385512796212417″]

This was our first trip to Walton Hall this year – but the venue’s lost none of its charm. Set in beautiful Warwickshire countryside, the venue really has it all as far as looks go! Arriving in the height of the sunny afternoon showed of the lush surroundings – it […]

11/05/2013

Read More