Amazing music and performance
We’ve provided music for all sorts of people at all sorts of occasions, but this was the first time we’ve been asked to help an international athlete celebrate her wedding! Iona Christian plays netball for the awesome Vitality Roses, and it was an honour to perform for her and husband Jonaz at their wedding.
The ceremony took place at Styal Lodge, a stunning venue in the heart of Cheshire. It’s a modern building with a luxurious feel, and is perfect for our live wedding bands. The happy couple had the best of both worlds, opening with a ceilidh band to get everyone warmed up before our Funk Soul Family party band took to the stage and turned up the volume.
Funk Soul Family are available as a four-, five- or six-piece band, and for this occasion it was the five-piece with male and female vocals, electric guitar, keyboard, bass and drums. As well as two hours of live floor-filling tunes, we also provided a tailored playlist of background music in between sets.
Iona and Jonaz had this to say about Funk Soul Family’s performance at their glorious wedding:
Amazing music and performance that got everyone up and dancing at our wedding. Very helpful beforehand with creating playlist for us to use when they weren't performing. Would highly recommend to anyone for any occasion.
They performed floor-filler after floor-filler
This was yet another epic wedding party with our fabulous five-piece function band! Laura and Charlie booked our flagship party band, Funk Soul Family, because they wanted to give their guests a night to remember.
We kicked the evening off with Kiss Me by Sixpence None the Richer, a perfect choice for this couple’s first dance. From there we went into You’ve Got the Love, by which point this incredible wedding party was in full swing. From motown to Bruno Mars, we played a sparkling set of hits from the past five decades.
The celebrations took place at Owen House Wedding Barn in Mobberley. It's one of our favourite Cheshire wedding venues and one where our bands are a regular fixture. If you're getting married in the Knutsford area, you should definitely check this gorgeous venue out. It has a warm, rustic feel and is a lovely setting for any of our live wedding bands.
Here’s what the happy couple said about our band’s performance at their wedding:
"Funk Soul Family are amazing! They performed floor-filler after floor-filler at our wedding – our guests loved every second and never left the dance floor. The band was one of the things about the day that everyone raved about afterwards. They’re extremely talented musicians who helped us through the whole music process from the beginning. I highly recommend them!"
The dance floor was packed, the wedding guests loved it, and Laura and Charlie had a night to remember. Congratulations again, and thanks for having us!
You were great and I can’t thank the violinist and cellist enough for standing in last minute at the church!
Inevitably, at every single wedding, something will go wrong. Sometimes it’s big things, like the groom not turning up or the ringbearer eating the rings. Usually it’s little things, like the cake going a bit wonky in the summer heat. In this case it was somewhere in between, but luckily our pro musicians were on hand to save the day.
It should have been a straightforward wedding booking – our violin and cello duo playing background tunes at the church, joined by the rest of Strings Attached for an acoustic set at the drinks reception, then Funk Soul Family bringing the house down in the evening.
The only slight hitch was that due to a communication mix-up there was no organist to play the hymns at the church. The vicar decided to dive into the first song a capella – and got full marks for confidence, although the key was a touch too high for most of the congregation…! For the second hymn, our violinist and cellist offered to play an accompaniment – improvised on the spot – which got everyone singing and saved the day.
It was plain sailing from then on, with drinks in the sunshine at Hazel Gap Barn followed by our five-piece Funk Soul Family party band in the evening. Chloe, the bride’s sister, joined us for Valerie which really helped get the party started.
We absolutely loved providing live music for this Nottinghamshire wedding. One of the things we really pride ourselves on is flexibility – knowing what to do when things don’t quite go according to plan! If you want to know more about any of our exceptional wedding bands, have a look around our website and contact us for your tailored quote.
Here’s what the lovely Lucy and Chris had to say about the live music we provided for them. Congratulations again, guys!
"Good Indeed Music provided the live music during the church ceremony, drinks reception and evening reception at our venue on our wedding day on 2nd August 2019. We chose to have a violinist and cellist play during the church ceremony, Strings Attached play during the drinks reception and Funk Soul Family play during the evening reception. They were absolutely fantastic during the wedding and also helped us so much when organising plans for the wedding day, coming up with recommendations on how best to structure our day, suggestions for wedding songs and even editing songs for us to be played during our wedding.
We can not recommend this band enough! We were first introduced to them at my brother-in-law's wedding around 4 years ago and loved them then, so as soon as we got engaged Good Indeed Music was the first supplier we booked!
Thank you for making our wedding day run so smoothly and for all your help in the run up to the wedding!"