What is your most memorable wedding?
They are all special & unique - impossible to choose
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Professional, friendly, fun, knowledgable & swinging
What about your business are you most proud of?
Being able to help my clients create the perfect atmosphere for them on their special day.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Trust the advise & experience of the people you hire. Let them make your experience easy & perfect
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Anything hand-made, hand-written gives a really nice personal touch. I'm a fan of mis-matching plates & flowers etc as I think it gives a personal, homely feel.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
First encounter is usually via email. We clarify date, location & timings. Sometimes we play for the couple's first dance, so we choose a song & I make a note of whether or not to invite friends & family to join in after a few minutes. The band is very flexible when it comes to fitting around speeches, picture taking or whether to play inside or outdoors (or both). Every client is different - I like getting to know them & help them get what they want.
What makes a romantic first dance?
Something that holds a special meaning for you. Usually something that isn't too fast.
What is your number one floor-filler?
There are a few well-known swing numbers in our repertoire, like I Get A Kick Out Of You or It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing
Which band from the past would you most like to have been part of?
Any of the big bands from the 40's & 50's
What is the soundtrack to your life?