Today we visited one of the most eccentric venues we’ve played in a while – Maunsel House. The Somerset wedding venue is a beautifully presented 13th Century manor just off the M5, making it surprisingly accessible to the the CoverUps from their Coventry home.
Lock And Load
Load in could scarcely have been easier – directly through a double doors to the performance area. In literally no time, we were set and ready to go!
And so, down to the bar we went to grab some food, when what should we be greeted with, but an arsenal of weapons! Now, we never did get to the bottom of why there we guns, swords and other military paraphernalia adorning the walls of this otherwise elegant venue. We did, however, find that they were available for play – a fact we took full advantage of (check out the photos below!)
Once More Unto The Breach, Dear Friends, Once More
Full stomachs (see below!) and fun times had, it was time to do what we came to do! The first dance, “You And Me Song” by the Wannadies was a truly lovely choice. The timeless classic from the 90s takes us back to our hazy teenage days, and the upbeat nature of the track gave the bride and groom a chance to do more than shuffle around the dance floor (see Joe Short’s Photos below, courtesy of Casamento).
The dance floor remained bustling through the early first set, and really filled to the brim in the second (as you can see in the photos below).
We stayed until 1am with the recorded music, but before we knew it, it was time to head home. A quick pack down and load out and we were back on the m5 headed for Coventry!