… a great photographer makes.
We don’t often share the blog love with other kinds of businesses, but when we come across a real gem we just have to. For all our brides and grooms from the south, it is our pleasure to introduce to you – Richard Skins, Dorset Wedding Photographer. Enjoy!
Danika and Gary’s Wedding Delbury Hall
Last minute preparations
Bride and Groom Delbury Hall
Function Band Sound Check
Wedding guests dancing
Cherie Gears singer warming up
Mother of the Bride Jan
Wedding guests dancing Delbury Hall
Wedding Band playing First Dance Delbury Hall
The Happy Couple
Gary and Danika’s First Dance Delbury Hall
Bride dancing to Func On The Rocks
A night to remember
Party to remember
Cherie Gears singer
Andrew Cox on Saxophone
A great time had by all
Huge congratulations again and thanks to Danika, Gary and the lovely mother-of-the-bride for allowing us to be a part of such a beautiful wedding and then share these shots with you. All the best for the future x
“I would just like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to Func On the Rocks and Annie their manager. What an Amazing session performed at my daughters wedding. From the onset Annie answered my questions via email promptly. The song lists for us to choose our tunes for the evening were extensive – fab selection, it took us ages whittling it down to our final choice – each song was performed brilliantly I must add! Even the request for my husband to join the band on bass for one number was accommodated and he loved it !! All our guests had a fantastic evening and the floor was filled from start to finish with our youngest guest age 2 up to my dad age 89!!! The staff at the venue all commented that they had never heard such a fantastic band play at Delbury. The only disappointment was that it was all over far too soon I only hope that I get the opportunity to hear you play again in the not too distant future “
– Jan McCue, Mother of the Bride
Photo © Richard Skins Photography
The star of the show at a recent wedding this month was undoubtedly our honorary bass player, in the form of the blushing bride’s step-father Jon.
A musician himself from the bygone era of the 80’s, Jon just loves playing guitar and drums and still plays local charity gigs with friends. Both he and the very proud Mother of the Bride couldn’t wait to surprise the happy couple by Jon’s unexpected appearance on stage with us laying down a ‘phat’ groove on the bass to ‘Play That Funky Music’, which of course he did.
Here’s a little snippet of the stunning bride and groom, Danika and Gary’s reaction to their Func On The Rocks experience…
“Hi Guys!! Myself and Gary Shaw just wanted to tell you how AMAZING!!! You are all so talented, everyone said they could not sit down all night!! The extra saxophone really did just set every song off!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU you helped make our wedding day so special!!!! xxx”
- Danika Charlotte Shaw
They have also very kindly allowed us to share the special moment of their beautiful first dance with you. Enjoy!
There’s no better feeling than knowing you’ve put an extra big smile on the faces of a happy bride and groom by topping off their special day with a party to remember.
We still get choked up every time we’re given the opportunity to perform a first dance. Then we love to crank up the tempo and get your guests up and dancing the night away.
For some inspiration for your first dance take a look at some of our most popular choices here.
Special thanks to Mr & Mrs Brown x
Just like your children, you shouldn’t have a favourite. But how can we fail to put this wedding up there with the best of the bunch? With memories flooding back via some stunning images from the super-talented Paul Joseph Photography we’d like to share one of our top weddings from 2012 with you.
A huge congratulations again to the happy couple David and Amy-Jean and another big thank you to them for choosing us to share their special day at Broughton Hall Utopia. The crowd were amazing, and kicking off the party with a Tina Turner classic Proud Mary, we couldn’t have wished for a better reception. We wish you all the very best for the future x
“A rather large portion of our guest list was made up of professional musicians and West End musical theatre performers. So, trying to find a band that could make an impression on such a crowd was always going to be a challenge. After trawling through endless sound clips on the internet, we had not found a band that even came close. Then one click later, the voice of Cherie Gears somehow managed to fill the room, even through the tiny speakers of our laptop. The next day, we had our band booked.
And what a band! This is a band that’s so good they had the dance floor full on their sound check! Turns out we had nothing to worry about, every one of our guests loved the music and they were not shy in telling us so.
You guys really did over-deliver and we couldn’t recommend you highly enough. Cannot wait for the opportunity to book you guys again! - David & Amy-Jean“
Func On The Rocks understand how important the first dance is to every newly married couple on their wedding day and take great pride in being given the opportunity to perform live for that special moment.
Whatever your particular music taste, whatever your song choice, we will bring it to life just for you. Each booking with Func On The Rocks includes one personal song request, along with any selection of songs from our extensive repertoire.
This short video showcases an example of a Piano Duet performed by Cherie Gears and Lee Walker. The perfect choice for a first dance, or even to walk down the aisle to.
For more videos like this from our wide variety of Trio/Duet/Quartet combinations available please click here to visit our YouTube channel.
For more video clips from events across the UK featuring live performances from Func On The Rocks, and even some behind the scenes outtakes click here to visit our YouTube channel.
Check back again soon for more of our regular updates!
Playing together for so many years creates a natural rhythm within a band. Func On The Rocks pride themselves on their ability to turn their hand to any music style request thrown at them.
The first dance together at a wedding is one of the most important moments to any bride and groom. With this band taking the lead, the couple can relax in the knowledge that their special song will be performed professionally and with the care and attention to detail it deserves.