Monday, 14 April 2014

Great start to the wedding season

 Superfuzz has had a very good start to the wedding season , two special gigs spring to mind , Clares College Bar ,Cambridge and Beaumanor Hall in Quorn  Leicestershire.
The college bar is situated in the basement of the college and has a fabulous ceiling . This allows for near perfect acoustic. Just like playing the Cavern in Liverpool. Our hosts , the Schoofs bopped all night and we had a great time . Shame these Superfuzzians never went to Cambridge , they were too busy plunking away on their guitars.

 http://www.superfuzz.co.uk/wedding%20bands%20cambridge.html



Beaumanor Hall had a super function room and although the guests were scattered over several rooms they were all good enough to come and dance with the band and join in . Our groom even had a go singing  "Sex Bomb" which sent the audience into raptures and the best man got up for a rendition of Mustang Sally . 
We are turning into a bandeokee outfit , but we don't mind folks , it all adds to the evening .



A special mention for the sound monitor at Mosborough Hall near Sheffield .It is unfortunately set at "miserable old git level  ". The band spent the whole evening staring at a green light trying not to trip it .
We didn't quite manage it and as the electricity was cut to the room our tweeters blew in our monitors ,.Harumph . The guest were very understanding however but we did have to turn down to near acoustic level.
It is our opinion that these venues do sell the clients short as it makes for a subdued band performance .
However we are willing to take bookings with sound limiters as long as our clients understand the restrictions it puts on us .
http://www.superfuzz.co.uk/sheffield%20wedding%20band.html
 

Friday, 24 January 2014

Superfuzz start another year Hoorah !

Superfuzz kick off this new year this weekend with 2 bookings , one at the Quorn Grange Hotel in Leicester the other at Manchester Hilton Hotel for the Great British Greyhound Association . Can't wait to get started

Martin is fresh back from Antigua and Paul is back from Egypt .Ive been working all Christmas and January , its just not cricket . Anyway I'm looking forward to seeing their cherubic faces and playing the drums again . This year is going well already with 20 bookings in place and many of the big Saturdays being enquired about . If you think you might like to book us , please get in touch to avoid disappointment .
You can contact the band at info@superfuzz.co.uk
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Thursday, 2 January 2014

Highs and not so highs of 2013



The year has ended with the Superfuzz doing over 50 bookings and we would like to thank everyone who booked us and good luck to all our Brides and Grooms .

Highs

1. Top gig of the year was Doncaster Racecourse where we performed to over 1000 punters who bopped and sang along. Big stage , lights , the works , fabulous.
http://www.superfuzz.co.uk/doncaster%20wedding%20band.html

2. Wedding at Skelmersdale Hall in Lincolnshire where only 26 guests were in attendance but they rocked all night long and we all had a fabulous time.Just goes to show its not the quantity of people its the quality !
http://www.superfuzz.co.uk/wedding%20bands%20in%20lincoln.html

3. Great wedding in Newcastle which was followed by a trip to the city centre to check out the local night-life. The ladies are just something else !
http://www.superfuzz.co.uk/newcastle%20wedding%20band.html

4. Garden Party in Hertfordshire for the 50th of an infamous nut-case called Stuart. Fabulous fun in the summer heat with the locals joining in with wanton abandonment.
http://www.superfuzz.co.uk/hertfordshire%20wedding%20band.html

5. George s new pogo ing routine during the Artic Monkeys, Bet you look Good on the dancefloor , how he play and leaps around like a demented salmon is beyond me

6. The groom and best man humping each other at our booking at Rufford Mill , very funny but slightly disturbing !
http://www.superfuzz.co.uk/nottingham%20wedding%20function%20%20band.html
7.My great drumming and stunning backing vocals !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

not so highs

1. Management at Dodmoor House in Northamptonshire, who spent the entire night waving sound monitors at us . They had had complaints previously with bands being too loud and had become absolutely paranoid. Strangely this venue has a railway track running through its back yard with Freight Trains passing through.
http://www.superfuzz.co.uk/northampton%20wedding%20party%20%20band.html

2 Staff at Brockencote Hall at Chadderton Corbett. A certain French manager not allowing the band to play after 12 am and threatening me with the police if we were not off the premises by 1 am . Apparently they were only paid until 12.30 and were our party poopers of the year! Make sure when checking out venues , the staff are easy going and not running the event with military precision.They also failed to mention to the Bride and Groom that there were noise issues and the band were required to sign an agreement to play at reduced volumes .
http://www.superfuzz.co.uk/west%20midlands%20wedding%20band.html
3.Our accommodation for our army booking at Chepstowe barracks which consisted of a portacabin under the m4 motorway which had no heating or furnishing ,3 steel beds and 3 quilts . Good job the local Premier Inn was free.  
http://www.superfuzz.co.uk/gloucester%20wedding%20band.html

4. Scratching the van in Leeds after our booking at the Hilton arggh. I was so tired my normal fabulous driving skills were in question.
http://www.superfuzz.co.uk/leeds%20wedding%20function%20party%20band.html

5.Spalding conservative club , all I can say is shush !
www.superfuzz.co.uk

Bizarre booking of the year - has to go to New Years Eve in Bradford where we performed outside on a Patio under a gazebo for 20 teenagers  , Brrrr . Good folk though and great hosts . 

Sunday, 17 November 2013

The Flowerpot welcomes a guitar legend

Superfuzz were delighted to see Wilko Johnson at the Flowerpot in Derby recently .He was in fine form with Norman Watt Roy of ''the Blockheads'' . Wilko is not well due to cancer and has refused treatment, so to see him looking so well was brilliant. 

Wilko found fame with the Canvey Island band "Dr Feelgood" who are credited with influencing many of the Punk / New Wave artists during the late 70s and early 80s .Our own original band ( the Screaming Hawks ) were lucky enough to support The Wilko Johnson band a few years back . Here he is looking fabulous with my sister Lisa and Brother in law Alan who run the bands at the Flowerpot .http://www.rawpromo.co.uk/

 


Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Fluddy hell

19th October - 40 th Birthday party

After a fabulous 40 th birthday party for the lovely Sharon we were greeted with horrendous rain at our Derbyshire venue . The field where our vehicles were parked was very boggy . Our Ford Transit just could nt get out and had to be abandoned with 5k worth of equipment in it ! We managed to get the cars off resulting in this hilarious shot of Martin .He cried like the girl he is !Tee hee .
Not the best way of spending my Sunday though, digging out the band van , don't worry lads it only took me 2 hours.

The lesson here is make sure in the event of rain all your suppliers can get off site . We play a lot of marquees so a standby tractor / plan of action needs to be in place .
Tatty bye !
ps have you noticed he is being harassed by a pink alien thing, hope it eats him !
http://www.superfuzz.co.uk/derby%20wedding%20band.html

Monday, 30 September 2013

Tit bits

6th September- Launay Restaurant , Edwinstowe wedding Dave and Janice
Received this great feedback 

Hi all
 just to wanted to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding on Friday 6th September.
We’ve just got back from honeymoon and everyone is commenting on how brilliant you were and the fantastic range of music that catered for all ages.
You had us all dancing immediately you took to the stage and we just carried on all night after that and all the staff at Launnay’s were dancing in the aisles too!
The three piece band was ideal for our small venue and I have to say the three of you rocked the joint.
Thought you may like to see a picture of my good self with you all!
Thank you for finishing off our wedding perfectly. I will definitely be recommending you to anyone who wants a band in the future.
Oh also a huge thanks for learning our special song – Chasing cars by Snow Patrol. That was fantastic too.

Thanks again





24/08

Market Harbourer Football Club- wedding -Paul and Sarah
What a great do and in the words of Jim Bowen " what lovely super smashing folk "  .



Paul and Sarah were so down to earth . Couldn't be bothered with a first dance or speeches , too much trouble ," lets chill out and have a good time" was the mantra for this wedding .Being at a football club it would have been rude not to have a kick about whilst waiting to go on. It was great to score a few goals in the nets.I ve still got a few tricks in my bag and was able to mesmerise my band mates with step overs , drag backs and dummies.  Martin keyboards managed to carry off the Superfuzz cup however ,as I was handicapped by having no tread on my winkle pickers.
http://www.superfuzz.co.uk/leicester%20function%20band.html

25/ 08 /2013

Cambridge Hessington Nicola and Stuart 50 th
A garden party for our illustrious birthday boy who accompanied the band on stage for the Jams Eton Rifles and Teenage kicks to name just a few . A lovely day spent with the good folk of Hessington village .

http://www.superfuzz.co.uk/wedding%20bands%20cambridge.html



Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Whole lotta shakin goin on !

29th July Trafford Hall near Cheshire




Had to play this one as a four piece as Martin Keyboards was away sunning his pathetically pale body . However, still managed to come through with flying colours , must have been my mind blowing drum solo! 

Received this back from Phil the brides Father via our agents for the night .Warble Entertainment-

The band arrived promptly as arranged, set up quietly, and were flexible with start times for each of their two 60 minute sets. They played great music, entertained and kept us dancing to all the usual favourites! Helpful, polite and perfect for us & our wedding guests. Thanks guys!

http://www.superfuzz.co.uk/cheshire%20wedding%20band.html

27th July 2013 Helen and Chris Wedding party.Wood Hall , near Wetherby .


We've been booked for a number of wedding parties lately where the lucky bride and groom have been married in Barbados. I can only surmise that they must be very busy out there . Now,when I'm on my sun bed, the last thing I need is confetti in my Pina callarda or the sound of 'here comes the bride whilst trying listening to Van Halen through my ear phones .Come on guys, get married in rainy Olde England and spend all your cash on the friends and family you never see  , you know it makes sense !

http://www.superfuzz.co.uk/wedding%20bands%20yorkshire.html

30/07/2013 Igus Group

Silverstone race track - Chapmans retirement party

A Tuesday night is a strange night for a party. A retiring Mr Chapman reminded everyone he expected them at their desks the following morning , which seemed a funny way of encouraging a party atmosphere . Hats off to Chapmans German boss who entertained the amassed throng with " Sex Bomb , My way and Ain't no sunshine when you ve gone" ; sung with a Bavarian accent with lyrics adapted to include the word Chapman at every opportunity , Huh ?  Here is me and Martin posing by some of the sporty cars , think I might buy one .






http://www.superfuzz.co.uk/northampton%20wedding%20party%20%20band.html

01/08/2013
RAF Benson Summer Ball Haiwian night

All looked good for this summer ball held in the Helicopter hanger at RAF Benson
A cocktail bar kept the drinks flowing and we kept them dancing . Thanks to Jess for getting up and singing Mr Brightside with us. Events for the forces can be a bit raucous , this one passed off peacefully, except for the final 10 mins when Jess got  a shard of glass stuck in her foot , ouch , keep your shoes on girls !



http://www.superfuzz.co.uk/oxford%20wedding%20band.html
03/08
Rufford Country Park , Sean and Trudie Wedding 
Warning - Too many Kids can kill your wedding .
Trying to please your friends by inviting their children does no one any favours . Firstly the children get tired about 9 pm .  Mums and Dads can't enjoy themselves and have a few drinks and thirdly the only thing they will dance too is Wigfield and the Macarreena. Arghhh .
The Bride and Groom sung our praises at the end and we vanished into the night to the sound of the  cha cha slide ----- criss cross , everyboby clap your hands



 http://www.superfuzz.co.uk/bands%20for%20hire%20nottingham.html

10/08/ 2013

Ed and Kerri's wedding , Newhaven,  Derbyshire
A massive marquee greeted us upon arrival and an absolutely huge wedding . Hundreds of guests ! How does someone become so popular. I would struggle to fill a small bedroom with my friends. It's hard to have friends when you are so god-damn handsome.Jealousy is a horrible trait. As Lady Ga ga said " I was born this way" !

Carlos the DJ managed to play half our set before we entered the fray despite me giving him our set list .
But hats off to everyone for joining in at the end for our couple and well done to Archie for cajoling them into singing . There s nothing like getting amongst the crowd , Lets be avin yer !

http://www.superfuzz.co.uk/derby%20wedding%20band.html