Derbyshire Wedding Band

Check out our experiences in video Vlog form ‘Punch The Air‘ Derbyshire Wedding Band for Rachel & Steves wedding at Lower Damgate Farm, Ilam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2AD. We had an absolutely brilliant time as did the bride and groom and all the guests with us performing indie rock wedding band classics and all their favourite party tunes. Everything in this video is 100% live. All the audio was recorded at the actual wedding and is exactly how it was performed live on the day. Is this the kind of wedding you’re looking for as well? As you will see this south Peak District National Park wedding venue had a “Sound Limiter”. So because of this we brought along our state of the art electronic drum kit to adhere to the restrictions. Contact to book a Derbys wedding band for your Derbyshire wedding venue.

More about indie rock Derbyshire Wedding Band ‘Punch The Air’

Punch The Air‘ have a very specific type of indie rock covers band live performance. We’re all about getting you and your friends and family involved as your wedding reception band. We’ll make sure you’re all up dancing and singing along to our Indie band pop tunes by the likes of The Killers,  Blink 182, Kings Of Leon & Oasis. Your parents will love our repertoire of The Beatles, Queen and Elvis. Your kids will go crazy over George Ezra and One Direction. Find out more about indie rock party band Punch The Air. We’ll give you everything you’ve always dreamed of when you hire a wedding band in Derbyshire.

Wedding Band Derbyshire
Wedding Band Derbyshire

Wedding band package comes with:

  • Live wedding party band performances 2 x 45 mins – Plus encores.
  • Indie Rock cover band & chart pop music from modern day back through the decades – Stereophonics, Human League, Buzzcocks, The Undertones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Joan Jett & more.
  • PA & Lighting.
  • DJ services until midnight.
  • No agency fees (Saving over £200+)
  • Hard Copy Contract.

Wedding venues in Derbyshire

Derbyshire is such a wonderful part of the UK with amazing walks, hikes and views all around  Peak District & Derbyshire Dales. There are so many fantastic Derby wedding band venues to choose from that you may have a hard time choosing your favourite wedding reception site. To help you out some of ‘Punch The Air’s’ favourite Derbyshire Wedding venues include:

  • Hotel Van Dyke, Chesterfield
  • White Hart Inn, Alfreton
  • Hargate Hall, Buxton
  • Rutland Arms, Peak District
  • Losehill House Hotel & Spa, Hope
  • George Hotel, Hathersage
  • Donington Park Farmhouse Hotel, Castle Donington
  • Wedding entertainment at any wedding reception venue
Derbys Wedding Band
Derbys Wedding Band and guests at White Hart Inn

Derbyshire Indie Wedding Band ‘Punch The Air’  also perform live at:

  • Belper
  • Bolsover
  • City of Derby
  • Dovedale
  • Dronfield
  • Eckington
  • Edale
  • Glossop
  • Heanor
  • Ilkeston
  • Long Eaton
  • Ripley
  • Staveley
  • Swadlincote
  • and other Derbys function band areas

To book a recommended wedding bandPunch The Air‘ Derbyshire Wedding band, birthday party band , charity band or any live event for your Derbys corporate live entertainment contact for a quote or call on 07794 659405.

Derbyshire Wedding Band
Derbyshire Wedding Band

‘Punch The Air’ – Your Derbys Wedding Band

Moxhull Hall Wedding Band

Are you looking for a live indie rock wedding band for your wedding at Moxhull Hall, Wishaw, Sutton Coldfield, Midlands wedding band? Then look no further. live entertainment wedding band ‘Punch The Air‘ have performed at this wonderful venue on many, many occasions. We know how to entertain all your guests and keep them happily dancing the whole night through. Do you want massive chart hits and indie classics that everyone will know and love?  Then contact ‘Punch The Air’ to check on price and availability to hire a Sutton Coldfield wedding band.

Moxhull Hall Wedding Band
Moxhull Hall Wedding Band

Videos of Moxhull Hall Wedding Band ‘Punch The Air’


As you will see from the above covers band videos (Shot live at Moxhull Hall) we’ve made everything look and sound just perfect on the day, so you can easily see exactly what we can achieve for you on your wedding too. We’re NOT some boring standing still looking down at guitars kind of band, we’re an energetic, bouncing around, fun bunch of guys who engage with guests and encourage everyone to sing and clap along with us. You never know, we might even get you up on stage with our indie rock wedding band too. We’ll bring along everything needed when you hire a wedding band in Sutton Coldfield.


As a three piece band we perform a wonderful array of indie rock, pop & rock music starting from the 1950s going all the way through to modern day tunes. So thats 50s Elvis & Chuck Berry, 60s Beatles & Stones. The 70s Queen & Undertones, 80s Human League & Tiffany. Also 90s Oasis & Blur, 00s The Killers, Amy Winehouse & Kings Of Leon. Thats a full repertoire featuring something for everyone with our live wedding performances. We are a highly recommended wedding band by both the venue and all our our previous clients.

Moxhull Hall Bride & Groom
Moxhull Hall Bride & Groom

Grandma and Grandpa will have their moments on the dancefloor, so will kids and aunties & uncles and friends that you didn’t even realise ever wanted to dance. If you want to party then we’re the live wedding band for you. 

Moxhull Hall Band
Moxhull Hall Band ‘Punch The Air’

By the end of the night you and your partner and all your guests will have sore feet and hoarse throats from singing and dancing along with us all night long.

Moxhull Hall Bride
Moxhull Hall Bride

Included in our wedding package is:

  • 2 x 45 minute live performances.
  • All PA audio equipment.
  • Stunning state of the art lighting rig to light the dancefloor.
  • DJ services before, in-between and after live performances until midnight.
  • Hard Copy Contract.

So we have your entire wedding entertainment package sorted. There’s no need to hire an additional DJ, lighting or sound equipment helping you keep your Moxhull Hall wedding on budget.

You can even extend the night out to the small hours of the following day with late night DJ services for an extra fee if you require. Book a Sutton Coldfield Wedding Party Band now. 

Guests Dancing
Guests Dancing to Punch The Air

Your perfect day at Sutton Coldfield wedding venue.

All the photos on this page were taken during our various wedding performances at Moxhull Hall.

Having performed at Moxhull Hall many times before Punch The Air know exactly how to get the venue sounding absolutely perfect for your special day. Band members having degrees in sound engineering combined with award winning amplification equipment.

Bride & Groom Dancing
Bride & Groom Dancing

Don’t just take our word for it though, here are some lovely testimonials from previous Moxhull Hall clients:

You guys were certainly a focal point of our wedding, all our guests thoroughly enjoyed your performance and you achieved exactly what I’d dreamed about happening on my wedding day.… A FULL DANCE FLOOR!!!!!!” – Amy & Karl

Big thanks from myself and my new husband for the fantastic job you guys did playing at our wedding! We had a great evening and so many friends and family came up to me saying how good they thought you were. Very professional band and great fun, thoroughly recommend! Thanks again guys!” Kelly & Joe Hunt

On behalf of both of us we would like to say a HUGE thank you for being apart of our wedding and giving the evening the energy for people to be off their seats and dancing! You, along with the band were awesome and everyone complimented your talent, thanks guys!!” – Brittanie & Paul Taylor


Moxhull Hall is located on Holly Ln, Wishaw, Sutton Coldfield, B76 9PE. Its just off the A38 and A446 Lichfield Road. Nearby you have The Belfry Hotel & Resort, Bassets Pole & Wishaw Golf Club.

Moxhull Hall Wedding Band

Hednesford Football Club Party Band

Hednesford Town FC Football Club (The Chase Room) is an excellent sized venue that can hold up to 180 people for a Hednesford Football Club Party Band. Above all it is the perfect venue for your party, wedding reception, birthday or corporate event with Indie Rock Party Band ‘Punch The Air’ performing live for you and all your guests.

Hednesford Football Club Party Band
Hednesford Football Club Party Band

Info on Hednesford Football Club Party Band

Punch The Air‘ perform indie rock anthems from The Killers, Kings Of Leon, Oasis, Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters and more. In addition we also perform chart hits from modern day through to the 1950s. We’ll play music by George Ezra, The Undertones, Queen, Kaiser Chiefs, The Beatles and much more from our repertoire. Read more about ‘Punch The Air’ Indie Rock Party band and what equipment we’ll bring to your party, (The short answer is everything, we take care of the lot). Contact for a quote on your party, wedding or for corporate entertainment at this Staffordshire venue.

The Hednesford FC party venue

Hednesford Town FC features an excellent sized permanent wooden dance-floor. Which is carpeted around the sides helping to absorb unwanted noise and ringing from the band PA system. It has a good sized licensed bar serving draught beers and a selection of other spirits and soft drinks. Catering can be provided from a simple buffet to a four course waiter service. We’ll provide you with all your live & DJ music when you book a wedding band in Hednesford.

Live party band at Hednesford Town FC

Audibly it is a very good room with no ringing or echo for our indie cover band. Thus is very easy and quick to mix a decent sound in for our Hednesford Football Club Party Band. Loading in is easy due to the small lift for the heavier gear. Then the rest of the bands gear we recommend is carried up to the second floor.

Hednesford Town Football Club Live Band







Party band ‘Punch The Air’ are able to store bags and cases on the outer side of the rear doors meaning less carrying back and forth to vehicles. It would be easier if the band could gain access to the lower rear gates though. Consequentially making loading in and out even easier with less disturbances to guests. There is plenty of parking for guests and band members. Our band vehicles can be pulled up right outside the venue to load in pretty much directly into the lift. There looks to have once been a limiter in the room but it is now no longer in use. Hire a top rated party band for your special event.

Hire A Wedding Band At Hednesford Town Football Club







Hednesford party band.

There is a great view of the football pitch and it is in a nice and green/leafy surrounding. In conclusion we highly recommend Hednesford Town Football Club for your hire a wedding band, hire a party band, book a birthday party band. Book live entertainment from a professional party band.

Hednesford Town Football Club is located at Keys Park, Hednesford Football Club, Hednesford, Staffordshire, WS12 2DZ. Just off Hill Street (B4154) between Hednesford and Heath Hayes. Also nearby for a nice walk is Old Brickworks Nature Reserve leading to Wimblebury Park.

Number of guests – Up to 180
Room dimensions – We’re not exactly sure

Birthdays Party At Hednesford Town Football Club

Somerford Brewood Wedding Band

You instantly know that Somerford Hall wedding venue is going to be something special when you drive up the long private road. Then all of a sudden you see the building appear in the distance. It is a beautiful Palladian mansion set amongst 100 acres of landscaped park. Our Somerford Brewood wedding band ‘Punch The Air‘ love how it features a wonderful ballroom with high ceilings, a bay window and beautiful duck egg blue walls capable of holding approx 102 guests (Maximum 150 guests throughout the entire venue). The location of this wedding venue is excellent being very near to the main A449 Stafford Road. It has very easy access to Wolverhampton, Penkridge, Codsall Wood, Newport and Stafford. Contact ASAP to book a wedding band for your wedding reception. We’d love to play a part in your big day and help you celebrate in style.

Somerford Brewood Wedding Band
Somerford Brewood Wedding Band

Live video of ‘Punch The Air’ performing at Somerford Brewood Wedding Band

From time to time we record our performances at this Stafford wedding venue, here are Indie Rock cover band trio ‘Punch The Air’ performing Chelsea Dagger by The Fratellis. Book a recommended wedding band for your Staffs wedding reception.

More about our Indie Wedding Band & the wedding Venue

It is very easy to have your Classic Indie Rock Anthems band Punch The Air set up and perform in the Ballroom as there is a door right next to the stage area (Which is right next to the parking area) for easy loading in and out. It’s pretty much 5 steps and a single door and we’re in. Then we’re ready to set up thus leading to minimum disruptions. As Somerford Hall Staffs features many little side rooms and corridors guests are easily able to be in a different part of the building while this professional party band set up and soundcheck. When you book a wedding band in Brewood we’ll handle all your live entertainment.

Somerford Hall Brewood







You’ll hear massive Indie cover band Anthems from Oasis, The Killers, Kings Of Leon, Pulp, The Fratellis. Plus pop chart hits repertoire from modern day all the way back through to the 50’s. We’ll bring along everything needed to make your wedding an amazing night to remember forever. This includes PA, speakers, lighting, and DJ services until midnight. So thats all your evening live entertainment sorted.

Somerford Hall Brewood live band ‘Punch The Air’ setting up






The Ballroom at Hall.

The Ballroom is a perfect size for Punch The Air as it is 12m x 7m. There is plenty of room for the wedding band to perform. Subsequently leaving lots of great space for guests to dance or just sit down and enjoy the music. The sound of the room is slightly echoy due to the high walls and ceiling. Once there are a few guests in the room the echo is quickly absorbed. Our indie rock cover band will make sure the room sounds fantastic for you and all your guests.

Serving food at Somerford Brewood Wedding Band reception venue

One of the great things about Somerford Hall Stafford is that the evening buffet can be served in one of the many other little rooms off the Ballroom. This way its not taking up space in the main live wedding entertainment area.








Volume levels for Staffs wedding band

Although the Somerford Hall website states that volume must be limited to 75 decibels there is no noise limiter. Therefore this did not prove an issue for wedding party band Punch The Air while performing live there on any occasion. We’ve performed many wedding receptions at this Stafford wedding venue with guests often coming as far as Cheshire, Congleton and Macclesfield. We can highly recommend Somerford Hall for your special day due to its beautiful interior and exterior and accessibility.

Somerford Hall Brewood Wedding Reception







Get in contact: Email or call UK 07794 659405.

Wollaton Nottingham Wedding Band

Wollaton Hall wedding venue is a beautiful 16th Century Grade 1 listed country house. It stands on a small but prominent hill in Wollaton Park, Nottingham, England. It is a thoroughly breathtaking building to have Wollaton Nottingham Wedding Band ‘Punch The Air‘ perform at for your special day and is actually a superstar itself. The outside of Wollaton Hall was used for key scenes in the 2011 Batman film ‘The Dark Knight Rises’. What could be cooler than having your wedding reception at Bruce Waynes ‘Wayne Manor’? Contact indie rock wedding band ‘Punch The Air’ to check on our price and availability for your Notts wedding venue. We’ll give you a great show and a fantastic price. 

Wollaton Nottingham Wedding Band
Wollaton Nottingham Wedding Band

Exterior Wollaton Nottingham Wedding Band

The entrance driveway to Wollaton Hall, Notts, NG8 2AE is off the A609 Wollaton Road. You then drive up a very long road through the park providing you with a stunning view of the venue. It is very close to The University Of Nottingham, Travelodge in Beeston. Which is very handy when you hire a wedding band in Wollaton.

Wollaton Hall


Punch The Air‘ Wollaton Nottingham Wedding Band perform in the Great Hall. It features stone archways and a hammer beam ceiling. It is approx 15m x 9m in size with room for approx 150 standing guests. Access to the Grand Hall for wedding party band Punch The Air is up the main front stairs. Then to the rear side of the room by a hallway. The Great Hall does not feature a limiter but volume should be kept to a befitting level so as not to disturb paintings.

Wollaton Hall Nottingham


Our professional wedding entertainment band are able to gain access to the room via the rear side doors where there are numerous power sockets. This ‘Stage area’ is then best used solely for the party band to perform in. The room features a lot of reverb and echo due to its bare walls and stone floor, so reverb and echo settings are best kept to a minimum when our covers band perform live.

What is the sound of ‘Punch The Air’ like?

The band perform Classic Indie Rock Anthems and also a repertoire of chart and pop music from modern day all the way back to the 1950’s. We come supplied with PA, mixing desk, lighting and DJ services. So you won’t need to hire in any extra third party audio or light companies. Find out more indie rock party band about ‘Punch The Air’.

Where to place the rest of your wedding reception within the Hall

To the one side of the room is a bar area area which you can use for serving a buffet. Surrounding the Great Hall are various hallways. Incidentally at the rear of the Great Hall is a room full of taxidermied animals such as buffalo, birds, & cats. Also various other strange creatures, you really should take a look sometime. Our indie rock cover band found this especially entertaining.

It’s worth noting that gates are locked at midnight so as such the evenings entertainment needs to be completed by 11.30pm.

We highly recommend Wollaton Hall, Nottinghamshire for your special day as its stunning beauty provides the perfect romantic atmosphere with elegant surroundings……..and of course for the fact that you can pretend you’re Batman.

Wollaton Hall Wedding Band


More images of Punch The Air performing at Wollaton Hall and various other Nottinghamshire wedding band venues.

Shenstone Wedding Band

Shenstone Village Hall is a fantastic Lichfield wedding venue to have ‘Punch The Air‘ perform as your wedding reception band or event due to its incredible stage. The size and height of the stage gives Indie Cover Band ‘Punch The Air’ Shenstone wedding band plenty of room to move around and entertain guests in a real “Rock & Roll” scenario. Loading the bands equipment in and out of the venue is very easy as there is a car park on the premises. There is plenty of room for our indie rock wedding band extensive lighting rig to be erected on stage with the band without it getting in the way of guests. Punch The Air are able to walk onto the stage either up the side steps or from the dressing rooms at the rear. Book a Lichfield wedding band for your wedding reception. 

Shenstone Wedding Band
Shenstone Wedding Band

Shenstone Wedding Band at the Village Hall


The main room in the village hall is a fantastic size for live entertainment, It’s nice and wide and also just the right length. Some echo off the rear wall can be heard bouncing back onto the stage when you hire a wedding band in Shen Stone.  But only when there are no guests in the room. So it is soon soaked up when guests arrive at this Staffordshire party venue.

Shenstone Village Hall Wedding Band

The is a small rear room which is fantastic for serving drink and nibbles from. There is also a side room where you can set up your buffet. The Village Hall Staffs is visible from the main Birmingham Road. But you have to drive through a winding estate to actually reach it. In the main room tables are best pushed to the sides of the room. This give guests plenty of space for dancing on the hard wooden floors. 

Shenstone Wedding Band
Shenstone Wedding Band

Shenstone Wedding Band live performances.

Indie Rock Cover Band ‘Punch The Air’ will perform live Classic Anthems of Indie Rock from artists like The Killers, Kings Of Leon, Stereophonics and also classic pop hits repertoire from modern day by artists like George Ezra, Amy Winehouse going all the way through the decades back the 1950s. Shenstone Village Hall does not have a sound limiter. So a full acoustic kit and large PA system can be utilised when you book live wedding entertainment.

Shenstone Village Hall Staffordshire

Do we recommend Shenstone Village Hall for Weddings and Parties

We can highly recommend Shenstone Village Hall for your wedding reception, corporate event or birthday party. This due to its fantastic size and its wonderful proper stage. Unfortunately there seems to be no real website for the venue. Although you can book the venue using the below contact details.

Shenstone Village Hall, Barnes Road, Shenstone, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS14 0LT
Phone: Teresa Rock 07890 499956 or 01543 481504

Shenstone Village Hall Exterior


More images of Punch The Air performing as a Shenstone Village Hall wedding band and many other venues across the country can be viewed on function band photos page.

Wedding party band contact ‘Punch The Air’ for your Shenstone, Lichfield or Staffordshire wedding reception band.

Vale Royal Abbey Wedding Band

Vale Royal Abbey wedding band in Northwich Cheshire is a huge 13th century building on the grounds of 150 acres of stunning countryside. Its the perfect wedding reception venue for Indie Rock wedding band ‘Punch The Air’ to take care of your party. Clients are given exclusivity so you can be assured that you will be the only event taking place that day.

Vale Royal Abbey Wedding Band
Vale Royal Abbey Wedding Band

If you enjoy Classic cover band Indie Rock Anthems from Oasis, The Arctic Monkeys, The Killers, Kings Of Leon, Blink 182 as well as chart pop hits from modern day back through to the 1950’s then we’re your Cheshire wedding band. View our many live videos and repertoire then contact to check on price and availability to book live entertainment.

About the Vale Royal Abbey Wedding Band venue

Events at this Cheshire wedding band venue are held in three rooms on the first floor, The Great Hall, The Library and The Lounge. The Great Hall is a perfect place to hold your meal and buffet with historic paintings and beautiful beamed ceilings. The Library is where ‘Punch The Air‘ perform live in the bay window section when you hire a wedding band in Northwich. The stage area is a fantastic size and being a bay window it keeps the live wedding entertainment band nicely tucked away.

Being a very old building your wedding band may find that there are certain ringing sounds coming from furniture in the room, but these are easily be EQ’d out on our state of the art mixing desk. The floor is carpeted but a wooden dancefloor can be added on top. The carpet provides a helpful dampening of sound and avoids unwanted echo and reverb.

The Lounge is a bar area where you can relax on leather sofas while taking in local ales and the usual lagers and spirits. This is an excellent spot for your Wedding Party Band to chill out at.

Cheshire Wedding Band
Cheshire Wedding Band

Accessing this Cheshire wedding band venue.

Access to the stage area can be slightly tricky but is not too much hard work. Parking is on the ground floor to the side of the kitchens. There is a lift up to the 1st floor. Cheshire wedding band may be better off simply using the stairs right next to the lift. Vale Royal Abbey wedding band does not feature a noise limiter, but does have residents living within the building. Therefore it best to keep the volume at a reasonable level as an Indie Rock Cover Band.

We can highly recommend Vale Royal Abbey for your special day if your having a traditional wedding reception. This is due to its wonderful 13th century charm and exclusivity.

Wedding venue address:

Vale Royal Abbey, Whitegate, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 2BA
Phone: 01606 301291

Vale Royal Abbey
Vale Royal Abbey
View many more images of ‘Punch The Air‘ performing at Vale Royal Abbey and many other venues across the country. Contact to check on price and availability as soon as possible. 

Rodbaston Hall Wedding Band

Your Rodbaston Hall wedding band ‘Punch The Air‘ are here to advise you on how to use this Penkridge wedding venue to your best advantage. We’ve performed at Rodbaston Hall on so many occasions now we’ve actually lost count how many. If you are looking for an Indie Rock wedding band who perform songs by Oasis, Blink 182, Killers, Blur, Arctic Monkeys, Kings Of Leon then hire a wedding band. We also perform music for all ages from modern day through to the present from George Ezra, One Direction, Florence & The Machine, Amy Winehouse. This is the Staffs wedding band for you. View our videos, watch our Vlogs, read up more about what you get when you book us as your wedding band. Then contact ‘Punch The Air’ to check on price and availability. 

Rodbaston Hall Wedding Band
Rodbaston Hall Wedding Band

About Rodbaston Hall Wedding Band Penkridge Staffordshire

This Staffordshire wedding band venue is situated at the end of a long road after Rodbaston Farm on Rodbaston Drive and is a beautiful 19th century building on a 180 hectare country estate. It features lovely leafy trees with plenty of green extensively landscaped outdoor space. Rodbaston Hall is hired on an exclusive basis. This means you and your guests will be the only party taking place there on the day when you hire a wedding band in Penkridge. Thus adding that little extra something to your special event. Penkridge wedding band ‘Punch The Air‘ think this is one of the many good reasons to hire a wedding venue like Rodbaston for live entertainment.


The room that your Rodbaston Hall wedding band ‘Punch The Air‘ perform in is actually three rooms. Separated by screens that open up into one long large room. This works really well so that cover band ‘Punch The Air‘ can perform at the one end where tables and chairs have been cleared away from the dancefloor area. The rest of the room can be kept for holding your buffet in. The stage area is a very decent size with plenty of space for ‘Punch The Air‘ to move around and entertain guests.

Rodbaston Hall

Rodbaston Hall doesn’t feature a noise limiter and has hard wooden floors. Due to the long narrow shape of the room the bands sound doesnt bounce around too much. Consequentially no echo can be heard coming from the back wall from your indie covers band.

Rodbaston Hall Live Wedding Band

Hire a wedding band in Penkridge

Loading in Indie Rock Cover Band Punch The Air’s gear is pretty straight forward with parking by the kitchens. Then its just a short walk past the kitchen area to the stage area with no stairs to climb for your wedding Party Band.

Main Room
Main Room

We recommend this Penkridge Staffordshire wedding venue

We can highly recommend Rodbaston Hall for your special day and Wedding Entertainment. You can have either a traditional or a more modern wedding reception. This is due to its beautiful gardens, accessibility and exclusivity.

Staffordshire Wedding Venue details.

Rodbaston Hall, Rodbaston Drive, Penkridge, Staffordshire, ST19 5PH
Phone: 01785 710509
Rodbaston Hall Live Band
Hire a West Midlands wedding band or Staffordshire wedding band for your wedding reception. Read previous clients reviews of our amazing performances.
More photos of Punch The Air performing at Rodbaston wedding band and many other venues across the country. Contact the band for price and availability.

Local Wedding Band

5.50pm – …And I’m off to the venue to a ‘Punch The Air‘ local wedding band. Even the M54 has roadworks currently, so that’s now every motorway around me. It was pretty clear sailing / driving and I arrive at the venue Pimhill Barn, Harmer Hill, Shrewsbury, Shropshire wedding band 20 minutes earlier than planned (arrival time was supposed to be 7pm). James had just arrived so we had a wander around the lovely farm, gauged that the  speeches were still taking place and so chilled out for a while as Matt arrived.

wedding band

Local wedding band loading equipment in


7.10pm – (Schedule only running 10 mins late) We are able to move our vehicles right up next to the load in doors of this Salop venue so its a very easy load in (and out later). We help the serving staff move the tables for this evening wedding reception so we can get our indie rock wedding band gear in and get setting it up. Its a beautiful looking barn and we have the end 1/3 section. There are cool large retro styled bulbs hanging from the ceiling and a large wooden illuminated star on the wall right behind where drummer Matt will set up his drum kit. We speak with the bride and groom quickly and we’re ready to start setting up.

Local Wedding Band
Local Wedding Band

7.40pm – Its all going very smoothly and stress free and there’s plenty of room for our live wedding entertainment, the PA and the lighting (including our new high powered lighting rig) at this Shropshire wedding band. Apart from one cable being connected into the wrong input and one XLR deciding to break on us there are no further set up issues at all….this is now one seriously tight ship.

Local Wedding
Local Wedding Punch The Air

Soundcheck sorted

8.20pm – Only 70 minutes have elapsed and we’re set up and have already sound checked our live wedding band (Knocking 20 minutes off our usual 90 mins wedding band set up time – This is what we can achieve when there are no Bridezillas or anything else is running very late).

8.25pm – We go off to get changed into our dapper wedding party band on-stage clothing, a quick dab of deodorant and trussing of hair takes place and we’re back on stage waiting for the bride and groom to arrive for the first dance.

8.40pm – We don’t usually do first dances, but the client had asked if there was any chance we could learn “Here Comes The Sun” and with us all being huge Beatles fans how could we resist? The bride and groom approach the dancefloor at this SY4 postcode venue as we kick into said song…..the photographers snapping away as we do our best to not ham it up Rock n’ Roll style while they happily dance along to our rendition. Before the song finishes many others have also joined them on the dancefloor and then we kick into the rest of the “Beatles heavy” first set.

During the first live performance

9.00pm – We’re well into live entertainment of the first set now with no real issues. Local wedding band guests are happily continuing to dance along to us while playing their legs like guitars and sloshing alcohol all over the floor (Mental note to self “Get serving staff to mop the dancefloor at half time”). We go out onto the dancefloor and play our guitars along side them merrily dancing away much to their enjoyment.

9.30pm – The first set is over, there’s a huge round of applause for our professional wedding band. The buffet is about to be served, so we head off to get some fresh air and a cold drink.

Local Live Wedding Band
Local Live Wedding Band

9.55pm  – We tuck into hot pork and stuffing baps, strong cheeses and are informed that we have a tab behind the bar and to “Help ourselves” 🙂

10.15pm – I chat with the bride for a while checking that she’s fine with the evenings entertainment so far (Which she is of course)….I’m surprised she’s still quiet sober :). I then have a chat with the groom about when they would like us to go back on stage. Originally we’d planned for 10.45pm, but we both agree that 11pm would be better.

Wedding running late, no problem for your local wedding band.

11.10pm – Batteries are changed in our in ear monitoring systems and a little later than planned. We crack into the second Indie Rock Cover Band “Party set”. There’s a couple of light hearted punk numbers to start with and then onto a new song. “Common People” by Pulp performed in our own unique style. Guests are going crazy at this point jumping up and down, climbing the beams of the barn. They even attempt to invade the stage area.

11.40pm – Its in full swing and the guests are enjoying themselves as much as we are enjoying performing for them. They sing-a-long to the huge chorus’s of “I Love Rock n’ Roll”, “Sex On Fire”, “Parklife”, “Wonderwall” etc. A quick encore and its….

Midnight – The second sets over and we say our thanks and start to pack away and the DJ set goes on. But apparently its not over yet. The groom comes over and starts to barter with us for more live material… can we refuse 🙂 So we start putting the gear back together again, another quick change of batteries and we’re into a third set. We let the guests decide which songs they want us to play so we perform “Valerie“, “There She Goes“. Then “Seven Nation Army” (With massive crowd participation) and a few other great numbers.

Third live set completed

12.30am – The third live set is now complete and it really is time to start packing away. The guests continue to happily dance along to the final 30 minute wind-up/wind-down DJ set we’ve put together for them. This complimenting us for our “Kick-ass live show” as one guest says…..”What a remarkable wedding band” another guest remarks.

1.00am – That’s it, the nights entertainment is over. The lights go up, guests drink up and start to leave the venue. We continue to pack away the rest of the PA and lighting and start to load up our vehicles. It lightly rains outside. We chat again to guests and the bride and groom. It sounds like they have all really enjoyed their entire day and our evenings entertainment.

1.30pm – We say goodbye to the bride and groom, set our sat navs to HOME and we’re off. There’s still roadworks on the way back (No doubt it won’t be the last time I see them). I think to myself that it was one of the best and least stressful weddings we’ve ever performed at. I’m very happy with how it all went.

2.20pm – I finally arrive back at home and fall asleep on the sofa until 3.30am

Two days later we receive an email from the client:

Many many thanks for Saturday night – you were fantastic! Lots of people commented on how good you were. I apologise if I pestered a little too much, and for the impromptu request for an additional set. I was a little worse for wear by that point! We hope you had a good time. We’ll most certainly be recommending you to whoever we can for a local wedding band.

Many thanks
Tom and Hannah

……ah…..bless em’ 🙂

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