Over the summer months, we tend to slow the Rock and Roll Revolution tour down and leave the diary open for private bookings of which, this year, we have many!
Last night we played a really beautiful wedding at Preston Court in Kent. The weather, despite being abysmal in the days leading up to the event, made a complete 180° turn and was glorious for the entirety of the day. This was quite a relief. Nobody wants ra-ee-ain on their wedding day - especially those celebrating in a tipi!
We arrived at 5pm to set up. The get-in required offloading our gear on to the back of a 4X4 which then carried us down the dirt track to the tipi. There wasn’t room for everyone inside the vehicle so we strapped Matt to the side. He seemed to enjoy it. Did we drive closer to the brambles than necessary?
An hour or so later we were all set up and ready to go. The stage looked really great.
We then went and ate a Thai green curry whilst fending off a scrounging peacock.
(Honestly, I can’t tell you the amount of times I’ve had to write that sentence.)
Last week, we played for a joint birthday party at the magnificent Wrenbury Hall in Cheshire. The event was hosted by Kay and John who have seen our touring theatre show more times than we can remember.
Wrenbury is another great looking venue. Chandeliers, tapestries and Dan even got to set his drums up in front of the exact same set of curtains that he has around his four-poster bed at home.
The booking was for our full 8-piece band; comprising of Vocals, Lead Guitar, Keys, Drums, Bass, Female Vocals and two female Sax Players. It’s so much fun for us having the whole band there. The girls add so much to the sound and, let’s face it, look of the band!
Our hosts for the evening treated us like royalty, inviting us to dine along with the rest of their guests. We enjoyed an incredible three-course meal whilst fending off a scrounging peacock.
The decadence was topped of with these Bluejays-branded cupcakes. Our generous hosts are just one Bluejays-branded Holiday Villa in Tuscany away from being awarded ‘No.1 Fan’ status.
We had a really great evening and the crowd danced non-stop. For those that don’t know, our set is all 1950s and early-60s Rock ‘n’ Roll - Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Cliff Richard, The Everly Brothers, Connie Francis and many more. It’s such great music to dance to. Our favourite song at the moment is You Never Can Tell by Chuck Berry - everyone under 40 seems to know it from the Pulp Fiction soundtrack.
In between her songs, Amelia made lots of new friends.
Over the next few weeks we’ve got a load more private events lined up including one at the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre - another stunning venue, one in Yorkshire, one in Shoreditch, an engagement party in Essex, a corporate event at NEC in Birmingham, the list goes on!
July also sees us go into festival season. We’ve managed to book ourselves a delightful schedule of three consecutive Sunday appearances. Firstly Sunday 14th July at Vintage For Victory in Cardiff, then Beer Bop A Lula (a beer and music festival) in Surrey, on Sunday 21st July and, finally, we’ll be closing the annual Hitchin Festival at the Hitchin Town Hall on Sunday 28th July (Tickets for that go on sale tomorrow Monday 16th June).
That’s about all for now!
Check our tour dates to see if we’re anywhere near you!