Friday, 12 August 2011

Clearwell castle ,Bride of the year!

Tom and Joanne wedding Clearwell Castle , Forest of Dean 30th July 2011
What a fantastic setting for a perfect wedding . We love it when everyone enjoys themselves and this wedding certainly rocked .Joanne's dad got up and sang wonderful tonight which rounded off a perfect gig . Great acoustics and lovely people . Joanne also had her wish come true , getting in the back of the Superfuzz van ! Very strange request I thought but hey - whatever floats your boat?

According to Nigel the Dj the Castle has been used by Led Zepplin ,Deep Purple and the Sweet because of its fabulous acoustics. Now I'm a massive Purple fan and to think we played on the same hallow ground where these gods of rock recorded "Burn" one of their classic albumns , is just awesome !

Monday, 8 August 2011

Park Farm House Castle Donnington

Olly and Vicky's Wedding 29th July 2011
Park Farm house ,Castle Donnington

The dreaded sound inhibitors struck again argghhhhhhhhhhhhh.
This venue was absolutely perfect for live music , great stage , great lighting , acoustic to die for , just too good to be true and guess what ?It was !
Above the stage was a sound inhibitor which cut all power when a peak level was reached . This happened 3 times in the first set when Paul played high notes on his guitar.

Completely spoiled the gig . I felt so sorry for the couple. I had to run to the bar in the other room to reset it. After 2 -3 times I was getting pretty stressed.We turned everything down to acoustic level and Paul had to virtually stop playing whilst Martin was singing.
What perplexed me was this - the venue is in the path of East Midlands Airport main runway and next to the race track where they hold Download every year, yet a wedding band using their smallest 500 watt rig playing at accoustic volume is too loud , Hmmmmmmm ?

Good luck to Olly and Vicky who were lovely and we wish them all the very best.