Well it’s been a great summer, with lots of brilliant gigs and also lots of new songs learnt and performed.
Here’s a quick rundown of the eclectic mix of tunes we’ve recently added to the repertoire – all being well we’ll have videos of them all sooner rather than later!
All Of Me - John Legend
This has been a very popular song for the summer of 2014. Our sparse arrangement of Chris finger picking and Steve on vocals seems to work rather well, whether it’s being played as a first dance or a ceremony tune.
Disco 2000 – Pulp
One of those songs we probably should have added to the repertoire a long time ago! This one fits in well alongside our other Britpop numbers, and completes the Oasis/Blur/Pulp holy (or is that unholy?) trinity.
I Bet That You'd Look Good... – Arctic Monkeys
This is another cover we’ve been meaning to add to the set list for ages. Thankfully a couple recently requested we play it at their wedding, which gave us the impetus to finally learn it! It's only 2 minutes, but what a 2 minutes.
Dream Catch Me – Newton Faulkner
We played recently played this for the first time as a first dance song and it sounded really good (if we don’t mind saying so ourselves). Another welcome addition to our ever-expanding list of first dance suggestions.
Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice
This rap classic was requested by a wedding couple for the disco, but - given that Stu already knew most of the words - we decided to have a crack at it. Chris dug out Uncle Al’s 1980s keytar to complete the retro effect!
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Another recently released love song that has proved popular with wedding couples over the summer. We can play this as a 3-piece for the first dance, or as an acoustic duo during the ceremony, drinks or wedding breakfast.
Little Things – One Direction
This is actually another Ed Sheeran song, it just so happens that he gave it to One Direction (and then sat back and let the royalties pile in). We played this for a first dance with Chris and Steve on guitars and Stu adding shaker and harmonies.
You Are My Destiny – Lionel Richie
We also played this recently as a specially-learned first dance. Stu absolutely loves the song, leaving Steve no option but to let him take the lead vocals – much to the delight of both Stu and also the bride and groom!