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.
We’re delighted to share with you a few beautiful snaps from the wedding of Gary and Lucy at Pembroke Lodge in Surrey. Mr and Mrs Major tied the knot at this truly gorgeous Georgian mansion and we shared a relaxed afternoon with them as our acoustic duet, then on to a fantastic evening of dancing and much merriment. Their first dance choice was Ellie Goulding’s intimate cover of the huge Justin Timberlake hit ‘Mirror’. We also had the pleasure of performing the father/daughter dance live – ‘Grace’ by Wolftones. We thoroughly enjoyed being a part of their special day and we wish them all the best with the next chapter of their lives together.
“Func on the Rocks, a band that will make your day, literally. Personal chilled acoustic to showstopping performances again & again. If you’re looking for the perfect band, don’t go anywhere else, you just found them. ” Mr & Mrs Major 21/11/2015 Pembroke Lodge, Richmond
“Annie & the band,
Your band has been the talking point of the whole wedding party & families since our big day. To say you made the reception a night to remember is an understatement. The amount of people that were dancing to the 1st song & the shouts for an encore say it all
We could of partied all night long with you guys, we only wish you could of celebrated it with us. To top it all off, the way you sang our 1st Dance song & the Father of the bride song were just perfect. Thankyou for making our day so memorable & performing like it was your last song, every song.
We would book you again in a heartbeat, keep in touch, see you all soon
Mr & Mrs Major x” – Bride & Groom
So we’ve waved goodbye to another amazing year with countless miles travelled and countless smiles encountered. Thank you to each and every person that has been involved and supported us over the past year. We wouldn’t be here without you. Here’s to 2016 as the journey continues!
Today we’re revisiting another of our absolute favourite weddings from this year, celebrating the marriage of the lovely Mr & Mrs Ellis at Rudding Park Hotel, Spa & Golf. We’ve got a great little video to show you courtesy of Richard at Magic Moments Photo & Video which captures the mood perfectly and shows what a great crowd they were and how all of their family and friends made such a special evening for the bride and groom. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did being a part of it! Clap along…
“I can’t thank you and the band enough for last night. They were absolutely brilliant and I couldn’t have asked for more.
Our first dance was amazing and exactly what I had hoped for. It was brilliant how everyone rushed on to the dance floor as it picked up to full speed. I am so glad we went for “Happy” and trusted you to create an arrangement for us!
So many people last night were telling me how brilliant the band were and how great Cherie’s voice is, and I have had so many more positive comments today. I always wanted our guests to fill the dance floor and it was full all night thanks to you guys. It was just what I had hoped for!
Thank you too for all of your organisation and help along the planning process – you were always so accommodating and responsive and that was really brilliant.
Laura x” – Bride
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.
Now’s your chance to COME AND SEE US LIVE and also do your bit for a fantastic charity. Don’t miss out, get your tickets now!
The charity event ‘Unlock The Voice Within’ will be held on 1st December 2015 from 7pm to raise money and awareness for communication aids & support for people using our local Leonard Cheshire Disability Services.
We’re often asked… would it be possible to come and see you perform live? The calendar is packed full of exciting events, however the vast majority of these are private functions.
So here’s your chance to not only come and watch us perform but also do your bit for charity by helping to raise money for a very worthy cause. Bethany’s Smile Foundation is a charity fronted by the inspirational Bethany Hare raising money for children with life threatening illnesses. Their annual charity ball will be held on Saturday 4th October 2014 at Headingley Carnegie Stadium, Leeds and you can get your tickets now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Get your glad rags on and we’ll see you there!
Don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media channels for regular updates and exclusive behind the scenes photos and videos. Whether you’re a tweeter or prefer a bit of face time we’ll keep you updated with all the goings on as they happen…
We’re delighted to share with you a few special moments captured at one of our favourite weddings of last year. Celebrating the marriage of a member of our extended Func On The Rocks family circle on her beautiful day at the Carriage Hall, Nottinghamshire. Congratulations again to the lovely Laura and Brad!
The first dance was of course especially moving, and we all know what a huge disney fan our beloved lead singer is. So we could certainly feel the love that night with the band’s rendition of the Elton John/Tim Rice classic from the Lion King.
“Thank you so much for playing at our wedding🙂 You helped to make our day so special.
We were initially worried that people wouldn’t dance but you guys got everyone up dancing all night until they kicked us out! Everyone said how good the live sets were and also the choice of dj music too.
Thank you so much for learning our first dance song even though it involved blending two versions of the song together, it was so perfect and we loved it🙂
Special thanks to Steve for managing the task of being a guest and performing at our wedding.
The venue and many of our guests were so impressed they have requested your details for future weddings!
Lots of love Brad and Laura Thompson-Stevens” – Bride & Groom
To top the night off, the guests (and us!) enjoyed our time to shine in the photobooth. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of such an awesome night guys x