Midweek Matrimony

We love an unconventional wedding, something out of the ordinary and starting our weekend on a Tuesday definitely fits the bill.
Traveling up the A1 to one of our favourite venues and one of the North Easts most distinguished wedding locations, Middleton Lodge in Richmond.

Although we perform at Middleton Lodge frequently during wedding season this was our debut performance in the The Coach House.
The rustic and shabby chic decor was the perfect setting for our Bride and Groom, who added a personal touch to every step of their wedding day.

Instead of a wedding cake the couple presented each guest with their own miniature bottle of champagne. Gathered in the courtyard all friends and family shared a toast to the happy couple.
Jenny and Stephen have known each other since they were kids and were brought back together by true love as adults.

To make their first dance extra special they chose the epic 1980’s classic ‘Sweet Love’ by Anita Baker. Both Jenny and Stephen were 80’s babies and born within only a few days of each other, which some of the wedding guests didn’t know until that point.

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We were thrilled to see all their friends and family in high spirits and ready to rock the dance floor!

The glamorous bridesmaids were dripping in floor length golden sequin dresses. Each dress with its own individual touch, was the perfect compliment to the Bride’s silky golden locks and embellished wedding gown.

Bridesmaids Wedding Singer Middleton Lodge Richmond North Yorkshire

The proud Father of the Bride was beaming all night long as he danced with his daughter and was our biggest fan, never leaving the dance floor!

Father of the Bride Dance Floor Proud

On Wednesday (the new Saturday) we took a trip from Leeds to Staffordshire. A stunning rural setting with lush countryside which reached as far as the eye could see and home to some beautiful, majestic animals.

Countryside Wedding Venue Rural Horses Sheep Ashes Barn Leeds

The Ashes Barn overlooked a glistening lake. As we were setting up and the sun was setting over the lake we spotted a flock of birds come to land on the clear water, it was a magical sight.

In the sister barn the Bride and Groom had organised a bouncy castle for the little ones (and energetic adults) which looked great fun and was a lovely unique touch to their day.

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Most of the guests were also from Leeds so we knew they would be up for a party!

The Bride and Groom chose Lionel Richie’s ‘I Call it Love’ for their first dance together as husband and wife and asked us to follow it with Prince ‘I Wanna Be Your Lover’ which was the perfect choice to get everybody grooving on the dance floor.

We kept our set varied with lots of different genres and eras of music and made sure to pick the songs which would keep everyone on the dance floor.

Dancing Wedding Guests Leeds Staffordshire the Barn Disco Live Music

The new Mr & Mrs requested us to finish the night with Take That’s ‘Never Forget’. The crowd sang along with love for the happy couple, it was a truly memorable moment.

We could definitely get used to midweek weddings as they were so much fun!
As a function band it’s our job to bring all the guests together for the evening reception and keep them boogieing all night long and these guys sure made our job easy for us.

Band Live Music Wedding Dancing Leeds Wedding Entertainment

#firstdancefriday

If you and your partner have been racking your brains to come up with that perfect first dance choice but just can’t quite decide… To give you a bit of inspiration we’ve recently been uploading some of our past first dance rehearsals on Facebook every #firstdancefriday.

This week we’ve put together our top 5 faves as a little recap and we hope you’ll be tuning in to see the next installments over the coming weeks. Find us on Facebook here.

 

 

 

Wedding of the Year

We’re so excited to share with you a short snippet from our wedding of the year, celebrating two of our nearest and dearest tying the knot! What a beautiful day it was, the sun was shining bright on the hottest day on record in November as Stephanie & Aden married at The Old Barn in Esholt and it was our pleasure to have performed their first dance to Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud. We’re also delighted to share with you the amazing impromptu performance of Love is in the Air (which we’d never played before!) at the end of the night by Father of the Bride, Mike dusting off his microphone skills from the good old days when he was in a band much like Func On The Rocks.

With thanks to Tapebank Digital Video Productions

Steph & Aden wedding Old Barn Esholt“You were all fantastic last night!! Thank you so much. Xx”
– Stephanie Broadley, Bride

Bethany’s Smile

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We’re delighted to share with you a great video from last year’s James Bond 007 themed charity ball for Bethany’s Smile, a local charity fronted by an inspirational young lady raising money for sick children.

We know so much hard work went into putting the event together, and it was all worth it because they raised an amazing amount of money for children with life threatening and life limiting illnesses. Click here to find out more about the story of Bethany’s Smile.

Keep up the great work, we hope to be back there again next year!

NEW video coming soon!

Func On The Rocks featuring Cherie & Melody

You might ask, how can you improve on the perfect cocktail of Func On The Rocks? Well add an extra shot of hot sauce! By this we mean the perfect complimentary combination of super-talented vocalists leading the way.

We have the great pleasure of introducing to you, the secret weapon in the world of live music… The Func On The Rocks fully loaded 6-piece band featuring not one, but two of the north of England’s finest vocal talent… and they’re sisters!

Stay tuned for our exciting new video showcasing this fantastic line-up COMING SOON.

Vocalists Cherie Gears and Melody Reed

January blues?

Never mind those January blues… how about January Jazz! Forget the woes of the bygone festive period and the long, dark, cold nights of late with the soothing sounds of our instrumental jazz trio.

This perfectly-petite line-up can create the relaxed soundtrack for your drinks reception or wedding breakfast. Or choose from one of our many other combinations tailored to your individual taste. Contact us now for expert advice on your entertainment package options.

You’ve Got The Love

We’ve got the love for Florence & The Machine’s version of this 80’s anthem and have slipped it into our ever-expanding repertoire for a bit of a Pop/Rock edge.

For our full repertoire list please visit our Music page.

We’d love to know what your favourite party anthem is..? The one where you’re already doing your ‘dance-onto-the-dancefloor-dance’ before anyone has the chance to ask. Don’t be shy, get in touch!

At Last… Jazz fans

Before the real party starts, sit back and enjoy a relaxed Wedding Breakfast with your family and friends immersed in some beautifully performed Jazz classics.

As an addition to our standard evening entertainment package Func On The Rocks can offer a number of varied line-ups to provide the soundtrack to your afternoon events. All tailored to individually suit your preference and budget.

This can be anything from a full 5-piece Jazz Set, down to an intimate Piano / Vocal Duet. Perhaps just a simple trio of Piano, Bass & Drums to create the perfect atmosphere for catching up with old friends over dinner.

For more live videos showcasing these line-ups please visit our You Tube Channel.

On set for the video shoot

Some sneaky snapshots from behind the scenes of our exciting NEW video shoot. Thank you again to all involved! For lots more photos like these plus exclusive news and regular updates why not Like us on Facebook, or Follow us on Twitter.

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To see the finished product and enjoy more of our videos, visit our NEW Vimeo channel!