I spent hours and hours looking for the right band for our small, cool, intimate wedding, and these guys fitted the bill perfectly.
If you’re planning a small wedding with just your very favourite people in the world, it’s important to get the entertainment right. An all-singing, all-dancing big band is probably not going to be the right fit. Strings Attached, on the other hand, might be exactly what you need. They are a glorious hybrid of a string quartet and an acoustic band, combining beautiful cello and violin sounds with vocals, piano and guitar. From classical instrumentals to pop covers, they are probably the most versatile wedding band out there.
We had such a great time at Etta and Ed’s wedding, a small but perfectly formed extravaganza at Silverholme Manor in the Lake District. Everything from the venue to the food to the speeches was just right for this fun-loving couple. As they arrived we played a mini sing-along set featuring Hey Ya, Bittersweet Symphony and Rather Be, which got everyone in the mood for the evening. Then we performed two sets of acoustic pop covers, which went down an absolute treat.
The venue itself, Silverholme Manor, was totally stunning and we had such a warm welcome from the staff. Emma Tebbey did a fabulous job of organising everything, and videographer Adam Wing created one of the best wedding films we have EVER seen! Photographer Louise Jacob captured the incredible images you can see below. What a team!
Here’s what this very happy couple said about having our acoustic band at their wonderful Lake District wedding:
“Wow, wow, wow, Strings Attached were exceptional. I spent hours and hours looking for the right band for our small, cool, intimate wedding, and these guys fitted the bill perfectly. Thanks for making the day so amazing Strings Attached x"
Funk Soul Family is our flagship party band, the ultimate party-starting powerhouse. They’re available as a 4-piece, 5-piece and 6-piece outfit, but we love it when we get to bring the big guns out with the 6-piece version! That’s what happened at the Mount St Mary’s College graduation ball, an epic production which we loved being part of.
It was the hottest day of the year, but that didn’t stop the guests from having a great boogie. There were awards, a three-course meal and then LOTS of partying. The amazing guys at Enlight were there to make us look and sound amazing with their lights and PA setup.
A really special moment was when a distinguished alumnus got up to dance with his wife as we sang Moon River. Let us know if you have any special requests like this – we’re always more than happy to tailor our set to fit your event.
They surpassed all expectations and were amazing – everyone has said how good they were!
The thing with weddings is they don’t always go ENTIRELY to plan. Which is why you need awesome wedding suppliers – like our five fabulous live bands – who are flexible enough to go with the flow and fit around you. Keep reading to find out what happened at this wonderful Cheadle wedding!
Funk Soul Family, our five-piece flagship party band, provided the evening entertainment for Heleyna and Ryan’s wedding reception. As often happens with weddings, things overran in the afternoon. By a couple of hours. But all was well – we were able to rework the timings of our live set so that the couple, the guests and the venue were all happy. Everyone had a fantastic night, dancing to live covers of some of the greatest pop tunes ever. Plus the happy couple chose the beautiful Grow Old With Me by Tom Odell for their first dance. It’s such a raw, honest love song, which felt utterly perfect for this venue and this amazing couple.
The venue for this wedding was Oddfellows on the Park in Cheadle, the quirky little sister to the grand Oddfellows Hall in Chester. The original got the name from a society for “odd fellows”, those eccentric misfits on the edge of society. The venue’s website describes it perfectly: “Those people inspire us, the ones who aren't afraid to stand out from the crowd or take the road less travelled – who live a life of character and charm.”
It was great to see the massively talented Harriet Atkins who provided the flowers for the wedding, and photographer Will Fisher. Will took some awesome photos of the band and guests partying the night away – check them out below!
We’ll finish on this glittering review from the bride. Thanks so much for having us at your wedding! Making weddings extra special with our live music is what we love to do.
“Funk Soul Family were INCREDIBLE at our wedding! I knew they were going to be good (they came highly recommended by one of my bridesmaids) but they surpassed all expectations and were amazing - everyone has said how good they were! My dream for the wedding was to have a full dance floor all night and that happened because of the band; their brilliantly chosen set list - it was just tune after tune all night long and their exceptional talent. They were really accommodating too - our wedding breakfast ran over so our evening started a bit later and the band adjusted their set timings so that we could get the most music/performance out of them. I just wish we could have carried on dancing longer! Pete at Good Indeed Music has been fantastic with all communication too. Would definitely recommend!”