Taylormade to perform at Crockwell Farm's Open Afternoon on 1st July

Wedding Band - Crockwell Farm

Crockwell Farm Wedding Venue in Northamptonshire are hosting an open afternoon on Sunday 1st July between 2.00pm and 5.30pm and we are delighted to have been asked to be a part of it.

Crockwell will be open to wander around freely, the barn and marquee will be dressed for a wedding, the cottages and bedrooms will all be open to view. They are hoping for a sunny afternoon so that you can also absorb the lovely relaxed atmosphere and view the pretty gardens. 

If the weather is good then Matt and I will be playing our beautiful acoustic covers outside under the Maple Tree or perhaps at the Orchard Pavillion.

No booking is required to attend this free event, but if you have any questions or would like some more information before you come, please do not hesitate to contact Crockwell Farm on 01327 361 358.

The team will be joined by a host of Crockwell's recommended suppliers, so you can gather ideas and ask lots of questions to help with your wedding planning.

CROCKWELL FARM RECOMMENDED SUPPLIERS

The Chopping Block, our caterers.

Photography – Andrew Doherty 07702 134573

Video – Ben from BRS Wedding Videography will be here to discuss having your day videoed.

Decorations – Laura will be here to discuss ideas with you and give you some inspiration. Decorations by Laura

Florist – Sofia from The Green Room will be here to talk flowers

Wedding Cakes – Michael Hockley will be present with his beautiful array of sample designs and delicious cake to taste.

Hair and Make-up – Jessica Nurse, a freelance makeup and hair artist will be here.

Wedding Dresses – Serendipity Brides is a boutique shop with designer dresses for brides and bridesmaids, located in Weedon, about 10 miles from Crockwell.

Garden Games – Little Wishes will have a selection of their beautifully decorated Vintage Village Fete games for you to try.

Stationary – White Cottage Wedding Company will be here with a range of their designs and the ability to answer any questions you may have regarding stationary.

Entertainment – Pure Rythm Disco will be joining us.

With live music from Taylormade, an acoustic duo who are based in Northamptonshire. Carley as the lead singer and Matt on guitar will be performing throughout the afternoon. www.taylormadeacoustic.com

So if you are still looking for the perfect wedding venue then you really should head along to Crockwell on 1st July and see this beautiful venue in the flesh.

Carley x

Summer Public Showcase Announced - Sunday 3rd June Daventry, Northamptonshire

Taylormade Wedding Band

We are very happy to announce that we will be holding our 2018 Summer Public Showcase on Sunday 3rd June in Daventry, Northamptonshire. Our Showcases are a brilliant opportunity to see our Acoustic Duo and Live Band in action before the big day and we would love for you all to come along.

These events are informal, fun and friendly and give all couples a rare and unique opportunity to see us in action, ask any questions and run through any ideas you have for the big day.

We have a maximum of 3 couples per 45 minute time slot and start by making you all a cuppa to get everyone settled in! It's a little bit like The Voice but without a red swivel chair in sight!

When everyone is settled in we'll perform a couple of tracks as the Acoustic Duo and then a few tracks with the Live Band. Once we've performed for you all we'll come and sit with you and answer any questions, ideas or thoughts any of you have.  

It's great to have a few couples in a times lot together as there might be a question asked that you hadn't thought of, or vice versa. Everyone has the opportunity to have their questions and ideas spoken about and answered.

All of the couples who have attended the showcases previously have said what a great idea it is and so much more fun and personal than planning it all by email - we're sure you will find it really valuable.

If this sounds like a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon, please get in touch to secure your place as spaces are limited. Email Carley on hello@taylormadeliveband.co.uk or call on 07976 096 347.

We have the following time slots available:

3.00pm - 3.45pm, 3.45pm - 4.30pm, 4.30pm - 5.15pm and 5.15pm - 6.00pm.

We look forward to meeting you all on 3rd June! 

Carley and the boys x

Taylormade become exclusive suppliers to Royal Pump Rooms and Jephson's Gardens, Leamington Spa

Royal Pump Rooms Warwickshire Wedding Band
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We are incredibly proud and delighted to say that both our Acoustic Duo and Live Wedding Band have become preferred suppliers to The Royal Pump Rooms and Jephson's Gardens Wedding Venues in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. If you are getting married in Warwickshire then we definitely recommend you consider these historic venues!

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Queen Victoria herself visited The Pump Rooms many times in the 1800's, with stunning glass ceiling and regal assembly room.

Jephson's Gardens are over 200 years old and were the 'place to be seen' by the wealthy and aristocracy. In fact, in 2004 the park was voted 'The Best Garden In England' with it's fountains and ornamental lake. 

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These breathtaking and prestigious places have been voted amongst the finest wedding venues in the UK and it is an absolute honour to have been appointed as highly recommended and exclusive wedding suppliers.

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We are now part of a select few local wedding businesses that are able to provide their service to Brides and Grooms getting married at either of these wedding venues.

Both venues are stunning and the regal architecture would look amazing in your wedding photos! Plus, who doesn't want to say they were married were royalty once visited?!

You can arrange a viewing to see these gorgeous wedding venues for yourself at http://rls-dining-events.co.uk/weddings 

Carley and the boys! x

'Nothing's Gonna Stop Us' from doing Wedding Karaoke at Normanton Park Hotel, Rutland Water

Nicola and Joe Normanton Park Hotel Wedding Rutland Water

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these brilliant shots of Nicola and Joe joining us on stage for a little 'Wedding Karaoke' with their rendition of 'Nothing's Gonna Stop Us' by Starship!

Nicola and Joe got married back in February and had their Ceremony at Normanton Church, which looks like it is floating on the top of Rutland Water. 

Nicola and Joe's Leciestershire Wedding Band
Normanton Park Rutland Water Wedding Band

It is a breathtaking venue and after the Ceremony they took the short yet beautiful stroll to the adjacent Normanton Park Hotel where they held their reception.

Nicola and Joe had booked our Live Wedding Band and DJ package after coming along to one of our public showcases in Daventry, Northamptonshire.

They had told us right away that they were desperate for us to learn 'Nothing's Gonna Stop Us' by Starship and wanted to join us for a surprise rendition in front of their friends and family. Well, who are we to turn down such a request!

When the night came I had the lyrics ready for them (just in case the moment made them draw a blank) and we also had wireless microphones ready for them both so they could strut their stuff! 

They must have been practicing hard as they knew every single word and sang their little hearts out! I can honestly say the energy and passion that they put into the performance was amazing, if perhaps a little off key! :-)

As the night was coming to the end, we surprised them by playing the track again and they jumped back on the stage right away...perhaps a little Dutch Courage had crept in! 

They were even better than the first time as all the nerves had gone and we are currently waiting for Nicola to send over the video of the performance as it is currently being edited by the videographer. We are so looking forward to reliving this brilliant moment and will post it on here as soon as we have it!

Nicola and Joe - we couldn't stop smiling for days after your wedding! Cannot wait to see the video and to watch it from the front of the stage, dance moves and everything!

Thank you so much for choosing us to be a part of your most cherished day and we wish you all the very best for your lives together.

Love, Carley, Matt and the boys! xx

Nicola and Joe Live Wedding Band Leicestershire

Recommended suppliers to the 'Wedding Emporium Banbury', Oxfordshire.

Taylormade Acoustic Duo Leicestershire Wedding Band
Live Band For Weddings In Leicestershire

We are absolutely over the moon and very proud to have become a recommended wedding music supplier to The Wedding Emporium, Banbury. Both our Acoustic Duo and 4 Piece Live Band are now recommended to all Brides and Grooms looking for live music or entertainment for the big day.

A one stop shop for everything you need to plan your perfect wedding in Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties, they will help you find the wedding venue of your dreams, recommend experienced, local suppliers and offer expert planning and advice, completely free of charge

The Wedding Emporium is run by Catriona Smillie and Sarah Pearce who have years of experience in the wedding industry and are passionate about helping you plan the day you've always dreamed of.

So if you are planning a wedding in the Oxfordshire area, we really recommend you get in touch. 

The Wedding Emporium Banbury will also be showcasing some of their recommended suppliers and will have a stand in the Castle Quay shopping centre in Banbury between Monday 19th and Sunday 25th February so please pop over to say hello. Carley x

Visit www.weddingemporiumbanbury.co.uk for further details.

Julie and Ian Bishop's autumn wedding at Blackwell Grange, Warwickshire

Taylormade 4 Piece Live Band Blackwell Grange
Taylormade Acoustic Duo Julie and Ian
Carley Taylormade Live Band For Weddings Blackwell Grange

Massive congratulations to the lovely Julie and Ian, the brand new Mr and Mrs Bishop, who were married at the breathtaking Blackwell Grange Wedding Venue in Shipston On Stour, Warwickshire on 11th November 2017.

Julie and Ian had come along to one of our 'Public Showcases' before deciding whether to go ahead and book us for their special day. However, they were so happy with our performances, they booked on the spot and the planning began in earnest for the big day!

Taylormade Wedding Band Warwickshire

Leading up to the day, Julie and Ian had been in touch to let us know that there was a sound limiter set to 85dB at the venue and wondered whether this would be a problem. After almost 10 years of weddings and events we've dealt with sound limiters many, many times and this has given us the experience and know how to work easily in these circumstances. Despite the relatively low limit of 85dB, (most wedding venues are set around 92dB), we knew we could make it work and assured Julie and Ian this would not be a problem. 

Taylormade Warwickshire Wedding Band Blackwell Grange

When we arrived on the night we used all that experience and know how to set up perfectly to suit the sound limiter and, as expected, we had an incredible night and didn't trip the sound limiter once! It was a really fantastic night, with a lot of fun and laughter, and we feel so privileged to have been a part of it.

Julie and Ian - thank you so much for choosing us to be a part of your special day, it was an absolute pleasure to play for you all. We wish you all the very best for their lives together and long days filled with laughter and sunshine. 

WEDDING TIP: Please do not panic if you find out your chosen wedding venue has a sound limiter, this is becoming more and more the norm, especially as lots of wedding venues are in areas of outstanding natural beauty. Just let us know as soon as you can and that will allow us plenty of time to plan ahead and make sure everything is ready to go on the night. As long as your wedding venue has a sound limiter of 85dB and above then we are able to manage this with ease and the majority of sound limiters are set around 92dB which is plenty.

Love, Carley and the boys xx

Thank you so much to Duncan Cox Photography for these beautiful images.

Taylormade Live Band Wedding at Blackwell Grange Warwickshire

First Public Showcase of 2018 announced...

Taylormade Duo and Live Band Public Showcase

We are excited to announce that our first Public Showcase of 2018 will be held on Sunday 4th February in Daventry Northamptoshire.

Our showcases are a fantastic opportunity for couples to come along and see us performing live before they book. Whether it's our Acoustic Duo for your Ceremony or Drinks Reception or 4 Piece Live Band to fill the dance floor at night, you can see both options performing live.

We've heard from a lot of our clients lately just how hard it is to pick wedding suppliers off of the internet, especially when it comes to live music, and that other live bands offer no opportunity at all to see live. That's why we offer these public showcases so that you can come along, see us performing live and have an in depth discussion about your ideas for your wedding day in person, making sure you receive the personal touch....and all before you choose to book. 

If this sounds like a great idea and you'd love to come along then please get in touch here. We can't wait to meet you and hear all about your big day!

Carley and Matt

Taylormade

Charlotte and Stefan Gosebrink's Wedding - Alveston Manor, Stratford Upon Avon - 19th August 2017

Alveston Manor Wedding Band

On 19th August 2017, we headed to the beautiful Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel in Stratford Upon Avon to perform at Charlotte and Stefan Gosebrink's Wedding. The Wedding had an international feel, with Stefan hailing from Germany, and his friends and family had travelled the miles to join them during their most special of days.

Alveston Manor Wedding Band - Aug 2017

Charlotte looked absolutely stunning in a flowing ivory dress and vibrant bunch of sunflowers to finish the look. Stefan didn't scrub up too badly either in a royal blue suit and matching yellow rose.

It was a beautiful day and we were lucky enough to be able to play outdoors as the weather held out during the Drinks Reception.

Taylormade Accoustic Duo Wedding Stratford Upon Avon

We played as our Acoustic Duo during the Ceremony and Drinks Reception and Charlotte and Stefan had chosen a touching selection of tracks/artists including Elvis, The Beatles, Eva Cassidy, Al Green, John Legend, Take That amongst others and there were a few damp eyes as Charlotte made her way up the aisle to Stefan who was waiting anxiously.

We'd like to say a massive congratulations to Stefan and Charlotte! It was such a beautiful day and an absolute pleasure for us to be involved. We wish you all the very best for your lives together. xxx

Thank you's...

We like to say a huge thank you to Celeste at Alveston Manor for being so helpful on the day and also a huge thanks to Jeff Land  at Jeff Land Photography for allowing us to use these lovely shots.

NIA Christmas Party with Taylormade Trio!

Taylormade Trio Christmas Party Band
Jurys Inn Hinckley Island Live Band

Fun and games were had last night with our 'Taylormade Trio' at the NIA's Annual Conference and Christmas Party! The Party was held at the Jury's Inn Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire.

Christmas Party Live Band

We played 2 x 1 hour sets during the Gala Dinner, including some of our favourite Christmas Tracks, (Santa Baby, Rocking Around The Christmas Tree, anyone?!) and also some fantastic feel good tracks from all decades like the infectious 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered' by Stevie Wonder, all the way through to Sia's 'Cheap Thrills'.

It was a fantastic night and Neil and his team even asked us to stick around and play for a little longer as everyone was enjoying us so much!

Thank you Neil and everyone at the NIA for having us, it was an absolute pleasure to play for you all and get you in the mood for Christmas!

Wishing everyone at NIA a very Merry Christmas! Love , Carley, Matt and Tubbs xxx

Lizzy and Adam Stubbs - Northampton Saints RFC - 3rd June 2017

SAINTS RFC WEDDING BAND

As a Welsh girl myself, Rugby has always been a passion of mine, so when Lizzy and Adam said they were getting married at Franklin's Gardens (home of Northampton Saints RFC), I knew it was going to be a unique and fun-filled day!

Lizzy and Adam first came along to one of our Public Showcases in Northamptonshire back in 2016. They had loved our performances so much, they booked us to play for them as both the Acoustic Duo for their Ceremony and Drinks Reception, and with the 4 Piece Live Band and DJ on their wedding day on 3rd June 2017.

Taylormade Live Band Ceremony

Lizzy and Adam said 'I do' in the Stands with their friends and families watching on and it was a really touching moment to see these life long Saints fans declaring their life long love for each other!

WEDDING DAY TIP: When choosing the tracks you would like for your Ceremony, we recommend taking the time to listen to the lyrics of potential songs. How do they make you feel? Are they personal to you? Can you relate to them? Music touches the soul like no other medium,  so make sure your chosen tracks speak to your heart. After all, your wedding day is the most special and personal day of your life, so make sure the music you choose is as as personal and unique as you are! If the song you want isn't on our set list, let us know! It would be our pleasure to learn a special song for your Ceremony or First Dance at no extra cost.

We also played a 45 minute acoustic set during the Drinks Reception, as Lizzy and Adam headed underneath the posts and had some fantastic photos taken with friends and family. The acoustics in the ground really lent themselves to our performance and we received so many lovely comments from guests about how much we added to the day.

Lizzie and Adam Wedding Band

When the evening guests had arrived it was time for Lizzy and Adam's First Dance - our acoustic version of Michael Buble's 'Everything'. With beautiful lyrics and the usual cheeky Michael Buble charm, it really was the perfect song for the moment. 

Straight after the First Dance we rocked into the 4 Piece Live Band set starting with 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' by Queen and it was standing room only on the dance floor until the end of the evening.

Massive congratulations to Lizzy and Adam, Mr and Mrs Stubbs. Thank you so much for having us be a part of your special day. We wish you all the very best for your lives together.

Date for Taylormade Autumn Showcase announced...

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The nights are drawing in and the temperatures are dropping but here's something to look forward to during the Autum days ahead.

We are very pleased to say that our Taylormade Autumn Showcase will be on Sunday 12th November 2017 in Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 0PN.

This event provides a rare opportunity for couples to come along and see us in action for themselves, before deciding whether to book. This opportunity giving you the absolute feeling of peace of mind that we will sound great on your special day and allows you to meet us in person and have a chat through any questions, ideas or concerns you may have.

You can see us performing as both our 4 Piece Live Band and Acoustic Duo so, if this sounds like something you'd like to come along to,  please get in touch to check our availability and get a quote for your wedding or event, and we will secure your space.

Please note that we have a limited number of spaces so please contact us early where possible.

We look forward to meeting you!

Carley and the boys, Taylormade Duo and Live Wedding Band.

Taylormade receive another 5 Star Review!

Kilworth House Hotel Wedding Band

Remember our Blog about the lovely Michelle and Paul's beautiful wedding at Kilworth House Hotel back in April? 

Well Michelle and Paul left us this amazing 5 star review a little while back and we couldn't help but share! It says:

Wedding Band Review - Michelle and Paul

"Thank you so much for everything you did to make our wedding so special. The music during the drinks reception was perfect and so many people commented about the lovely relaxed atmosphere it created.

You have an amazing voice that comes across in every song.

The band in the evening were brilliant too, I didn't want the evening to end.

Special thank you for learning 'Perfect' by Ed Sheeran for our first dance.

You are all brilliant and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anyone in the future.

Thanks again, Michelle and Paul."

Thank you so much Mr and Mrs Nicoll for your sweet words. We wish you all the very best for your lives together. Love, Carley and the boys xx

Taylormade's Next Public Showcase - Sunday 20th August - Daventry, Northamptonshire

Dodmoor House Wedding Band

We are very pleased to say that our next Taylormade Acoustic Duo and Live Band public showcase will be on Sunday 20th August 2017 in Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 0PN.

This event provides an opportunity for couples to come along and see us performing live for themselves before deciding whether to book, and giving that all important peace of mind that we will sound great on your special day. 

We currently have the following time slots available:

  • 3.00pm - 3.40pm,  
  • 3.40pm - 4.20pm
  •  4.20pm to 5.00pm

Please get in touch to check our availability and get a quote for your wedding or event, and we will secure your space. Please note that we have a limited number of spaces so please contact us early where possible.

We look forward to meeting you!

Carley and the boys, Taylormade Duo and Live Wedding Band.

Jo and Kelvin's Wedding - Towcester Rugby Club, 13th May 2017

Taylormade Wedding Band - Towcester Rugby Club

We first met the lovely Jo and Kelvin when they came along to one of our Public Showcases in Daventry, and were so impressed by our performances that they confirmed on the spot for their wedding on 13th May 2017! 

When the big day came, we were very excited to head the 20 minutes drive down the road to Towcester Rugby Club in Northamptonshire to perform for the brand new Mr and Mrs Dryden!

We started by performing a beautiful 45 minute set with our Acoustic Duo as the evening guests arrived, to bring a stunning atmosphere to the start of evening celebrations.

WEDDING DAY TIP: Having an early evening acoustic set as your evening guests arrive really adds a spark to the evening. It creates a beautiful atmosphere and really sets the tone for the night ahead, and unlike a DJ, it's discreet enough to still allow conversation to flow.

After the evening guests had arrived it was time for Jo and Kelvin's First Dance - Rule The World by Take That which we performed as the 4 Piece Live Band. It was an amazing moment as they took to the floor for their First Dance as Husband and Wife, and all of their friends and family joined them on the dance floor to celebrate the emotional moment.

Straight after the First Dance we kicked into the 4 Piece Live Band set to a packed dance floor, and the dancing didn't stop until we finished the night with our DJ at 12.00am! So much so that a few days later we received this glowing review from Jo on our Taylormade Duo and Live Band Facebook Page.

Taylormade Wedding Band Review - Jo Dryden

Jo's review says:

"Carley, I want to thank you and the band for your fantastic performance at our wedding, you were pivotal in creating the wedding we intended.

Your set was just perfect and you managed to keep everyone entertained for the afternoon and evening. You were sensational and I cannot recommend you highly enough!!"

Thank you so much for the lovely review Mrs Dryden! It really was a beautiful wedding and an absolute pleasure to be a part of your special day. We wish you both all the very best for your lives together with days filled with sunshine and laughter. 

Lots of love, 

Carley, Matt and the boys xx