Live Band and DJ

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

Andrea & Adam's Wedding, Home Farm, Braunston

Massive congratulations to Andrea and Adam Thomas whose Wedding we performed at in the very lovely Home Farm, Braunston on Saturday 11th June!

We performed 6 songs during their Ceremony with the stunning steeple of Braunston Church in the background...

Let's Stay Together - Al Green, We Found Love - Rihanna, How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding, A Thousand Years - Christina Perri, Songbird - Eva Cassidy and Diamonds - Rihanna.

Lots of fun was had during the day including this shot of Andrea and Adam at the vintage photo booth!

Home Farm Live Band

We've also added a beautiful acoustic version of Rihanna's 'Diamonds' to our set list. We learned this track especially for Andrea and Adam to walk back down the aisle together as Husband and Wife on their special day at Home Farm last weekend in Northamptonshire.

Andrea sent us this lovely email just days after...

"Hi Carley

I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for playing on our wedding night Sat 11th June at Home Farm...we..along with all of our guests thought you were all fantastic!! Singing me into the ceremony was a particularly very special moment and one we will remember forever.You made our day so much more special..."

Thank you so much for having us both, hope you have an amazing time in Italy for your honeymoon!  

Carley and the band! X

Sarah & Lee's Wedding, Kingscote Barn, Tetbury

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We've received a lovely email from Sarah and Lee whose Wedding we performed at on 14th May at the stunning Kingscote Barn in Tetbury in the sunshine!  They said...

"Apologies for the late response we have been so busy since we got back from honeymoon. Thank you so much for your email. And thanks to you both for all that you did on our special day. You were fabulous from the very first song to the last dj track. We were so glad we did the whole package from the entrance songs all the way through to the dj set at the end. It all came together so seamlessly which was perfect.

Thanks also for singing our first dance. It was really special to us and even though we didn't do much dancing just the 2 of us, it got everyone on the dance floor which was the main aim. You really read the crowd well throughout the night and it was always great to see the dance floor full of people bopping away!

Thanks again for being so wonderful and if there is anywhere I can leave a comment or if you would like to use my comments for your website please feel free to."


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Thank you so much Mr and Mrs Bradshaw, we wish you all the very best for your lives together with sunshine and happy days!

Carley and Matt x

Viky & Tom's Wedding - Little Chalfont, Buckinghamshire

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A thank you gift of beautiful flowers from Viky and Tom's Wedding!

I was really chuffed to receive a beautiful and unexpected thank you gift (see photo above) from Viky and Tom whose Wedding we played at on 2nd July 2016 in Buckinghamshire.

We played in a marquee in the stunning grounds of the family home and it was one of the best Weddings we have ever played at!

Blimey did Viky and Tom and their guests know how to party! From head banging to The Killers 'Mr Brightside' to doing the twist to 'Twist and Shout' by The Beatles...these guys didn't leave the dance floor all night!

Thank you so much for the gorgeous flowers both, what a lucky girl I am and huge congratulations once again!

All the very best for the future.

Lots of love,

Carley and the band x