What is your most memorable wedding?
It would be easy to say the weddings where I have been booked to play at exotic venues in far away countries are the most memorable. They are great. But I'd probably say a wedding at Blake Hall in 2012 for a couple who happen to live down the road from me. It was a day of moving inside/outside due to the unsettled weather, but the couple and their family and friends were all lovely. I'm pleased to now call them friends.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Original, Professional, Excellent, Friendly, Committed.
What about your business are you most proud of?
My repertoire of over 380 songs!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Make sure the supplier you choose is as passionate about your wedding and committed as you are. A good wedding supplier will be a very busy supplier and it's important that they give you the feeling that your wedding is their most important wedding, rather than too busy to give you the attention you deserve.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Individual picture for all guest's at their seat was a really lovely idea, as was the personal message for each guest too at another friend's wedding.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
It usually starts with an email enquiry. I like to be quick to respond and be thorough with my information and pricing as there are many parts of the day I can perform at. I offer to meet with the couple if they wish to, preferably at a public performance if one is upcoming so that they can hear me and chat to you before confirming a booking. I will send a Contract once all the details have been confirmed on both sides as this I feel gives security and confidence to the booking. Closer to the wedding we will have an indepth telephone conversation where we confirm all the arrangements and talk about particular song requests.
What makes a romantic first dance?
When a man keeps his focus on his date and gives his undivided attention during the whole date, as well as open doors, takes their coat. If you doesn't get you a second date after that then maybe you should've considered an alternative to McDonalds!
What is your number one floor-filler?
Currently it's Shut Up & Dance, but A Little Respect always gets the chaps and the girls up singing at the top of their voices.
Which band from the past would you most like to have been part of?
What is the soundtrack to your life?
'What's the Story Morning Glory?' was probably the most important record for me as that's what got me in to learning the Guitar