This week I went to Southport to play for David & Debbie's wedding at the Ramada hotel in Southport. It was absolutely chucking it down when I left Bolton but hen I got to Southport it was bright sunshine! Always a bonus!
Anyway, for the ceremony Debbie had requested Pachelbel's Canon in D, which is by far and away the most popular choice for me to play for bridal entrances. I'd pre-cursored that with plenty of Beatles tunes (quite close to Liverpool is Southport!) and Jack Johnson's 'Better Together' before Debbie finally arrived.
The couple had requested 'Love Of My Life' by Queen and 'Come Undone' by Duran Duran during the signing of the register and I hope I did them justice. You can see and hear my arrangement of the Queen track by clicking play on this video.
For the exit music, I played 'Here Comes The Sun' which is STILL my favourite song to play, I think ever. Bizarre that I only really discovered the song 2 years ago!
I then played during the wedding breakfast, which was very relaxed. It all went very quiet just as I started playing 'Vincent', which made me really have to concentrate as it's not one I play very regularly. Luckily, I think it was the best I've played it. And I'm also keeping up my 100% record of making at least one person go,
"Oh, what's that from? Erm......(clicks fingers)......er, American sitcom.....no, you'll have to tell me!"
...after I've played 'Quantum Leap'
The guess the theme tune game is great at wedding breakfasts. I should market it in my packages!
Congratulations again to David & Debbie and thanks for introducing me to Southport. I took the family back there to the promenade and fair at the weekend!