Taylormade become recommended suppliers to Manor Farm Barn, Marsh Gibbon

Manor Farm Barn Live Wedding Band Bicester Oxfordshire

We are very proud to announce that Taylormade have just become a recommended supplier to the beautiful Manor Farm Barn near Bicester in Oxfordshire.

We performed at Bethan and David wedding back in August and it was a really fantastic night! The brand new Mr. and Mrs. Telford had an absolute ball and are now on honeymoon, recovering from the celebrations!

Manor Farm Barn's lovely owners, Vikki and Tony, enjoyed our performances so much that night that they asked us to join their recommended suppliers list - and we were over the moon to do so!

Vikki and Tony are live music lovers themselves and have even had an electronic drumkit installed on the stage of the barn to ensure that the sound is the absolute best it can be at the venue, and to make sure that live music is still an important e part of every wedding with them, even with the 85dB sound limiter due to their proximity to the village of Marsh Gibbon.

Vikki and Tony - thank you so much for your support. We are very excited to be a preferred supplier to your beautiful wedding venue and hope to be back very soon!

WEDDING TIP: At Taylormade we have our own electric drumkit and use this regularly at wedding venues that have a sound limiter set to 95dB or lower. If you’re not sure whether your venue has a sound limiter or what it is set to, then just get in touch. We can work with you to make sure everything is in hand and ready for the big day!

You can check out Manor Farm Barn, a gorgeous Oxfordshire wedding venue here: www.manorfarmtythebarn.co.uk

Carley, Matt, and the boys x

Recommended suppliers to Stanbrook Abbey Wedding Venue!

Taylormade Live Band Wedding First Dance

We are soooooo excited and proud to announce that we have become a recommended supplier to the breathtaking Stanbrook Abbey Hotel Wedding Venue in Worcestershire.

Taylormade Acoustic Duo and Live Band are featured on their website under 'Entertainment' in the recommended suppliers section (see photo below left) - and you can check out this absolutely stunning wedding venue at www.handpickedhotels.co.uk/stanbrookabbey/weddings/explore-weddings/wedding-suppliers

Taylormade recommended suppliers stanbrook abbey wedding venue Worcestershire

We first visited Stanbrook Abbey for Sally and Richard’s wedding back on 2nd September and knew right away that it was a very special place.

Built in the 16th Century, Stanbrook Abbey is a former monastery and this shows in the ramatic stone cloisters to the gothic stained-glass windows.

Sally and Rich were married in the Callow Great Hall which is a former chapel and you can see from this video of us performing ‘A Thousand Years’ as Sally walked down the aisle, what a breathtaking venue it is.

Thank you so much to the team at Stanbrook Abbey Wedding Venue for their support, we really appreciate it and can't wait to come back to your stunning venue and perform for your wonderful Brides and Grooms very soon.

The gorgeous photo at the top of the page of Sally and Rich's first dance at Stanbrook Abbey was taken by the lovely Ani Evans Photography. Thank you, Ani! x

Carley, Matt and the boys! x

Taylormade approved suppliers to Blackwell Grange Wedding Venue

Taylormade LIve Band Blackwell Grange Wedding
Blackwell Grange Wedding Band

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Taylormade are a recommended and approved supplier to the gorgeous Blackwell Grange Wedding Venue in Warwickshire and the Cotswolds.

Blackwell Grange Wedding Band

We wrote our first blog about Blackwell Grange after we played at Julie and Ian’s Bishop’s wedding there back in November 2017 -

www.taylormadeliveband.co.uk/live-wedding-band-blog/2018/1/24/julie-and-ianwedding-at-blackwell-grange-warwickshire-live-wedding-band

Taylormade Live Band Blackwell Grange Wedding Music

When we performed at Julie and Ian’s wedding last year, we had to work within the 85dB sound limit and this was something that Julie and Ian were concerned about. As you can see from our initial blog, Julie and Ian had nothing to worry about! We were able to use all of our experience and know how to ensure the sound limiter did not trip once. Everyone had an amazing time and Julie and Ian were over the moon! You can see their review here:

www.taylormadeliveband.co.uk/reviews-blog/julie-and-ian-blackwell-grange-wedding-warwickshire

Warwickshire Wedding Band Blackwell Grange

We returned to this breathtaking wedding venue yesterday to perform with their new, state of the art sound ceiling. Once we’d performed a few tracks and shown the team and owners at Blackwell Grange that Taylormade can easily work with the new system and sound fantastic whilst doing so, the decision was made that Taylormade should be featured on the ‘approved suppliers list’. We are absolutely delighted with this decision and can’t wait to return to their gorgeous venue regularly, and Blackwell Grange is only 45 minutes from our base in Northamptonshire.

We can honestly say that this sound ceiling is a fantastic addition to Blackwell Grange and there is now no need at all to worry about the sound limit. The sound ceiling gives perfect sound quality to the dancefloor at 95dB, which is the optimum volume for a wedding band, whilst automatically ensuring that this limit is not exceeded throughout the venue. This means you do not need to worry at all about having live music or a live band at a Blackwell Grange wedding. This also leaves Taylormade Live Band to concentrate on what we do best - getting you and your guests on the dancefloor all night long!

We'd like to thank Lucy and the team for inviting us along to showcase Taylormade with the new system. We are very excited to be an approved supplier and can't wait to come back to your beautiful venue.

Thank you so much to the super talented Dunan Cox Photography for these shots.

Carley, Matt and the boys.

This is what happens when Taylormade Live Band rock your wedding!

This is what happens when Taylormade rock your wedding!

This spontaneous selfie video was taken at Ted and Sara's wedding in Radley, Oxford on 28th July 2018. 

It was about halfway through our set, and we had just started performing 'Happy' by Pharrell Williams when a crazy 'Conga' broke out and I just had to video it!

As you can see the Conga extended throughout the whole tipi, including the Bride and Groom and most of their guests and these guys just couldn't be stopped!

Once the Conga was over you can see Sara shaking her stuff it in her drop-dead gorgeous dress, guests twirling and whirling and some funky moves from the boys in the band, all set in an absolutely beautiful tipi tent! We really have the best job in the world!

Massive congratulations Ted and Sara - thank you for partying with us on your special day! We hope you've had the most wonderful Honeymoon in Bali and we can't wait to see the pictures of your wedding day when you come back!

WEDDING ADVICE: A little tip for all you lovely Brides and Grooms out there who have booked Taylormade Live Band - don't be shy, be sure to come and party with us on the night!

Your guests will generally do what you do, so if you prop up the bar all night, or spend the evening in a different room to the live band, then your friends and family may not feel inclined to hit the dance floor, which is a real shame.

However, if you shake it off and get on down like Ted and Sara did on their wedding day, moving and shaking, bopping and dropping - well the video speaks for itself! You'll have a packed dance floor and a wedding that no-one will ever forget!

You'll also get the best out of the live band too, after all, if you and your guests are giving it large to us then we'll just have to bring it back to you ten fold! :-)

Love, Carley, Matt and the boys xx

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.

2018 UPDATE: We are absolutely delighted to announce that Taylormade Acoustic Duo and Live Band are now a recommended and approved supplier to the gorgeous Blackwell Grange Wedding Venue in the Warwickshire Cotswolds. This absolutely stunning venue which now has a state of the art sound ceiling for live music, just perfect for having a live band at your wedding!

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.