Live Band For Weddings in Leicestershire

'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

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

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

Electric or Acoustic Drum Kit, that is the question!

Taylormade Live Band set up with the electric drum kit at Kilworth House Wedding Venue, Leicestershire.

Taylormade Live Band set up with the electric drum kit at Kilworth House Wedding Venue, Leicestershire.

Here's a lovely shot of the Taylormade 4 Piece Live Band set up at Michelle and Paul Nicoll's Wedding in the Cellar Bar at Kilworth House in Leicestershire on Saturday night (15th April 2017).

Those of you with a keen eye will see that we chose the electric drum kit for this performance. The reason for this is that the Cellar Bar is really cozy with beautiful exposed stone and low ceilings. This makes it a wonderful, atmospheric venue but can cause problem with the sound for inexperienced bands.  

Here at Taylormade we've been professional musicians since 2008 and have performed at hundreds of Weddings and Events across Northamptonshire, and the whole of the UK. We've played in Barns, Churches, Glass Houses, Cellars, Orangeries and Chapels just to name a few!

Taylormade Live Band set up with the acoustic drum kit at Ashorne Hill House Wedding Venue, Warwickshire.

Taylormade Live Band set up with the acoustic drum kit at Ashorne Hill House Wedding Venue, Warwickshire.

Each of them have different acoustics so it's extremely important to have the option of an electric drum kit. Why, I hear you say? Well, if a room has low ceilings, maybe a lot of glass, perhaps lots of stone work or maybe even just not many soft furnishings, then there is nowhere for the sound to be absorbed. This means the sound bounces around, essentially creating a wall of noise and therefore there is no clarity to the performance. With an electric drum kit the sound is pushed towards the dance floor through the PA system, rather than bouncing around the room as it would with an acoustic drum kit.

Every Wedding Band should be able to offer you the choice of acoustic or electric kit because an acoustic drum kit does not suit every single wedding venue! If you're not sure whether to have the electric or acoustic drum kit at your wedding or event, please get in touch. Give me a call on 07976 096 347, email me on or contact us through the website. We can chat through the details and decide on the best option for your special day!

Carley x