TAYLORMADE ACOUSTIC DUO

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 Duncan Cox Photography for these shots.

Carley, Matt and the boys.

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?!

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

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

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

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

THANK YOU! Sian & Frazer's Wedding, Dodmoor House, Northamptonshire

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We've just received this beautiful 'thank you' card from Siân and Frazer Simpson whose Wedding we performed at on 2nd September 2016 at Dodmoor House in Northamptonshire.

They said:

"Thank you so much for being a part of our Wedding Day.  The entertainment was perfect - during the day it really provided a lovely atmosphere and at night the dance floor was never empty! Also, thank you for helping Frazer with his big surprise (Matt learned 'Grow Old With You' by Adam Sandler for Frazer to sing to Sian!) - it made the evening and was truly special....and hilarious!! THANK YOU! X

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From the film 'The Wedding Singer'. Frazer had secretly asked Matt to learn 'I Wanna Grown Old With You' by Adam Sandler and sang it to Siân on the night which was a touching and hilarious moment!

Wishing you both all the very best for your lives together.

Lots of love, laughter and sunny days.

Carley and Matt x