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

Georgina and Daniel's Wedding - Salisbury Arts Centre - 6th May 2017

Salisbury Arts Centre - Wiltshire
Georgina and Daniel First Dance - Wiltshire Wedding

On 6th May we headed down to the breathtaking Salisbury Arts Centre in Wiltshire for Georgina and Daniel's Wedding Day.

Georgina and Daniel had booked us after seeing us performing live at a friends wedding at Dodmoor House in Northamptonshire, and had had such a fantastic time at that wedding that they booked straight away!

Wiltshire Wedding Band

The Salisbury Arts Centre was formerly St Edmund’s Church, named after St Edmund who taught “the arts” in Oxford during the early 13th Century and was like no other we have played at.

The centre now hosts regular theatre groups and of course many celebrations and as you can see above is an amazing place for a wedding!

Carley - Taylormade Wedding Band

Daniel and Georgina's venue layout meant that we had to arrive much earlier than we normally would to set up and sound check before the evening guests arrived, as the stage area was right next to their Drinks Reception area.

We were very happy to offer our Early Set Up Service for them, to ensure we were set up and sound checked by 6.00pm as guests arrived.

WEDDING VENUE TIP: 99% of the time our Early Set Up Service is NOT needed for our Wedding Band, however if you are unsure about what's best for your Wedding Venue, please get in touch and we can work out the details.

4 Piece Wedding Band Taylormade

The excited couple had asked us to learn 'Tunnels' by Arcade Fire for their First Dance, and it was an absolute pleasure for us to perform this for them as the acoustic duo on the huge stage under the beautiful stain glass window!

Straight after the First Dance we kicked off the 4 Piece Live Band with the light streaming in through the stain glass windows as the sun went down, it was a brilliant evening in amazing surroundings!

Taylormade Wedding Band drum skin

Daniel had sent us a list of his favourite tracks to make the day more personal to him and Georgina so we kicked off the night with Queen's 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love'.

Continuing with tracks from The Beatles, The Kinks and The Rolling Stones, it wasn't long before Daniel's 87 year old Grandmother was shaking her moves on the dance floor and showing the youngsters how it's done!

Between our sets, our cheeky TAYLORMADE drum skin even 'photo bombed' some pictures the guests were having....we can't take that drum skin anywhere without it causing trouble!

Filling the dance floor Taylormade Wedding Band

It was a fantastic evening for all and we'd like to say a massive congratulations to Georgina and Daniel, the brand new Mr and Mrs Van Der Leer, and wish them all the very best for their lives together!

Wedding Band's Eye View

 

THANK YOU'S:

Huge thanks go out to the audio/visual team at Salisbury Arts Centre for their services on the night. You guys rock! 

Special thanks also go out to David Scammell Photography for taking these fantastic shots of us performing on Georgina and Daniel's special day.

Love, Carley and the boys! x

Taylormade perform at Home Farm's Open Day in Braunston

It had been during our first performance at a wedding at Home Farm, back in August 2015, that owner Sue had told us she wanted us on their preferred suppliers list and we've been proud to be there ever since!

So when Sue asked us if we could provide some lovely music to create a beautiful atmosphere for the Open Day on Sunday 30th April 2017, we were over the moon to be invited, and very happy to do!

Having been taking bookings since just 2015, Home Farm is a new marquee wedding venue in the Northamptonshire countryside, with breathtaking views over the village of Braunston with it's gorgeous Church and Windmill. 

The Open Day on 30th April was a first for Sue and her family, as this was their inaugural Open Day,  and the afternoon promised to be a real delight!

It was a fantastic chance for prospective couples to see Home Farm's marquee and view of Braunston in all it's beauty, but also to meet lots of highly recommended suppliers like ourselves, including Caterers, Florists, Cake Makers, Discos and Photographers to name just a few. What a day it was!

The weather held out for us and we even had a glimpse of sunshine despite the stormy conditions that had been hitting the UK for the past few days.

Thank you so much to everyone who came along to see us performing live, it was lovely to see so many new faces and it was also great to work alongside the other fantastic suppliers there.

 

Our thanks go out to Sue and the team for having us along. See you at the next one!

Carley and Matt - Taylormade Acoustic Duo x

Michelle and Paul Nicoll's Spring Wedding at Kilworth House.

Massive congratulations to the lovely Michelle and Paul, the brand new Mr and Mrs Nicoll whose Wedding we played at on Saturday 15th April at the gorgeous Kilworth House Hotel in Leicestershire. We have played at weddings at Kilworth House many times but each time we come back we are always bowled over by it's beauty.

We played an acoustic set in the sunshine during the Drinks Reception on the beautiful terrace next to the Orangery. The sun was shining, the sky was blue and what better place to be! We played beautiful, chilled out acoustic versions of Beyonce's XO, Coldplay's Viva La Vida, and The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra.

We also played as the 4 Piece Live Band in the evening an were treated to a firework spectacular between the live band sets, when this beautiful shot of Michelle and Paul was taken (left).

Michelle and Paul had asked us to learn Ed Sheeran's 'Perfect' which we played for their First Dance as Husband and Wife. It was a beautiful moment as they took to the floor surrounded by friends and family and that's a track that I'm sure will be requested by couples many more times this Summer.

 

Michelle and Paul 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, filled with love, laughter and sunny days.

Love Carley and the boys xxx

9th July 2017 announced for the next Taylormade Public Showcase!

We are very pleased to say that our next Taylormade Duo and Live Band showcase will be on Sunday 9th July 2017 in Daventry, Northamptonshire and we have the following timeslots available:

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

Please get in touch as soon as possible to secure your place as spaces are limited.

It's always a good idea to catch a band live, so you can see and hear them in action for yourself before you decide to book them for your wedding day.

You may have read this advice in Wedding magazines, forums and possibly heard it from Wedding Organisers themselves. It is certainly a good thing to do if you can - there are many Wedding Bands that sound very different playing live than in their carefully crafted studio recordings and videos. This can lead to a big disappointment on the day, by which time it is sadly too late.

Over the years we have regularly had couples asking us how they could see us live before they book. Unfortunately as we are a professional live band, the only performances we had were at Weddings, Corporate Events or Private Functions which we were unable to invite couples along to.

Then, when we were planning our own Wedding in 2010, we recognised how daunting it was to book a supplier straight off of the internet, with no real way to know what it would be like on your Wedding Day.

At Taylormade we have absolute confidence in our musical abilities and take great pride in our live performances. so with this in mind we started holding showcases every 3 months or so at our Band Hall in Daventry.

These regular 'Showcase Events' provide an opportunity for couples to come and see for themselves. You can meet us in person, see us live and get that all important peace of mind that we will sound great on your special day. 

Each couple is given a private timeslot (unless we have a lot of demand and then there is a maximum of 2 couples per timeslot). At the start of the 45 minutes we will perform about 5 songs for you. These are usually a couple of tracks as the Acoustic Duo, if you are thinking of having the duo during your Ceremony or Drinks Reception, and then 3 tracks with the Party Duo or 4 Piece Live Band. You can choose 3 tracks off of our set lists if there are particular tracks you would like us to play, or leave it to us and we will choose 3 tracks to show you the variety, genres and decades in our repertoire.

Acoustic Duo Wedding.jpg

Once we have finished performing you will then have a one on one chat with either myself or Matt, and we can answer any questions, concerns or ideas you have for your special day.
 

All of the couples who have attended our showcases over the years have said how great it was to have that peace of mind leading up to the big day and so much more personal than planning everything via email.

Alternatively, if you can't make it to one of our showcases in Northamptonshire, then ask us about our 'Skype Showcases'. We can perform for you via Skype, chat through ideas for your Wedding Day and answer any questions you might have....without you having to leave the comfort of your living room! Sound good? Please get in touch! 

We look forward to meeting you! Carley and the boys, Taylormade Duo and Live Wedding Band.

A gift for Kelly and Rob - Wedding - 25th February 2017 - Crockwell Farm, Northamptonshire

Kelly and Rob's Wedding - Crockwell Farm, Northamptonshire

This little beauty is on its way to Kelly and Rob, the brand new Mr and Mrs Haynes, whose Wedding we performed at on 25th February 2017 at the gorgeous Crockwell Farm Wedding Venue in Northamptonshire.

It's a beautiful little keepsake of their special day and this CD of 'Memories From Your Wedding Day' has some lovely recordings of Taylormade Acoustic Duo playing the songs we performed during their Ceremony and Drinks Reception. It was such a beautiful day and an absolute pleasure to be there at the moment they said 'I Do'.

The beautiful flowers in the photo were designed by the talented Claire at Hibiscus Floral Design. Please check out her website to see the rest of her work.

 www.hibiscusfloraldesign.co.uk 

2017 UPDATE! Easter Fun In The Sun! Claire and Nic's Wedding - Kilworth House Hotel, 6th April 2015

Claire and Nic's amazing news! Kilworth House Wedding Venue, Leicestershire.

Claire and Nic's amazing news! Kilworth House Wedding Venue, Leicestershire.

EASTER 2017 UPDATE:

Claire and Nic's Wedding - Easter 2015 - Kilworth House, near Lutterworth

We are absolutely delighted to announce that we have received some incredible news from Claire and Nic Ross whose Wedding we performed at back at Easter 2015 at the stunning Kilworth House in Leicestershire. Can you spot the news in the photo above?!

It's so lovely when we receive news like this as we love to see couples lives blossom as we were lucky enough to have been there at the moment they said "I Do".

Claire told me she is due in October so watch this space! If we are very lucky we may get a picture of the new addition!

Claire and Nic are such a sweet couple and we couldn't wish them any more success for their lives together.

We are so excited for you Claire and Nic, we can't wait to meet the new member of the Ellis-Ross family. Sending you lots of love. Carley and Matt XX

ORIGINAL BLOG:...

Claire and Nic Ross - Kilworth House - 6th April 2015

On Easter Monday we headed to the beautiful Kilworth House Hotel in Leicestershire to perform for Claire Ellis and Nic Ross on their Wedding Day. The weather was absolutely gorgeous with not a cloud in the sky, so we knew it was going to be a magical day!

Claire walking up the aisle to Nic - Kilworth House Wedding

Claire and Nic were getting married in The Orangery and as the sun streamed in through the windows we played two tracks as guests took their seats ready for Claire's big moment. We played 'Your Song' by Elton John, the a cover by Ellie Goulding and the first of two tracks we learnt especially for Claire and Nic which was 'First Day Of My Life' by Bright Eyes.

Claire's Bridal Entrance was to 'A Thousand Years' by Christina Perri, a really beautiful track stripped back to just the acoustic and vocal. It was an emotional moment as Claire walked down the aisle holding her father’s hand to a beaming Nic and we found a lovely place to stop on the lyrics of 'I have loved you for a thousand years...and I'll love you for a thousand more'. There was not a dry eye in the house!"

For the signing of the register, (which usually takes around 10 minutes), we played the second track we had learned for Claire and Nic - 'Viva La Vida' by Coldplay followed by 'Everlong' by The Foo Fighters...famous as Chandler and Monica's Wedding song in 'Friends'!

Taylormade Acoustic Duo playing at Kilworth House

During the Ceremony there were 2 readings as is tradition, and there was a reading called 'A Lovely Love Story' By Edward Monkton. A beautiful story about two lovely dinosaurs with a message as old as time itself – that being together is better than being apart! A really fun story and one that breaks the nervousness of a ceremony with giggles and silliness!

Finally as Nic kissed his beautiful Bride, we played the timeless classic 'All You Need Is Love' as they exited as Husband and Wife...Mr and Mrs Ellis-Ross at the beginning of their journey with a whole lifetime ahead of them.

After the Wedding we received a lovely note from Claire saying "Thank you SO much for performing for us both. You were simply amazing and brought me to tears as I walked into the ceremony" Thank you for such kind words Claire, it was our pleasure.

Claire and Nic with their guests at Kilworth House Hotel in Leicestershire.

We wish Claire and Nic all the very best for their lives together and hope their days are filled with fun, laughter and sunny days!

Lots of Love, Carley and Matt xxx

Taylormade Acoustic Duo

Video - Kelly and Rob Haynes Wedding at Crockwell Farm, Northamptonshire

This gorgeous video was filmed and edited by Seb Biddle who took this video of Kelly and Rob's Wedding at the beautiful Crockwell Farm Wedding Venue in Eydon, Northamptonshire. Having been preferred suppliers of live wedding music to Crockwell Farm for over 5 years, this wasn't Taylormade's first visit, but it was a very special one.

Kelly had booked us to perform during the Wedding Ceremony itself, and then a 60 minute set during the Drinks Reception too. We met Seb whilst we were setting up on the day and he contacted us afterwards whilst he was putting the video together and asked if we could provide him with a couple of our tracks to add to the soundtrack. It was an absolute privilege to be asked and as you will hear we gave Seb our timeless version of 'Songbird' by Eva Cassidy and our beautiful acoustic cover of 'I Believe In A Thing Called Love' by The Darkness. 

Kelly had walked down the aisle to 'Songbird' and there wasn't a dry eye in the house! Kelly even emailed us after the day to say how everyone had been crying and thought that it was the Eva Cassidy CD version, and couldn't believe it was us performing live which was a massive compliment. 

We really hope you enjoy the video of the lovely Kelly and Rob's Wedding Day. Massive congratulations to them both and we wish them all the very best for their lives together with love, sunshine and happy days! 

Huge thanks go out to the very talented Sebastian for sending us the link for this video and please take a look at his other work which can be found at www.sbfilms.co.uk

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