We have been spending a lot of time at Slinky HQ over the past few weeks, adding some great new tracks to our repertoire. As a function band we always need to make sure that we are up to speed on all the latest songs which we know our clients will love. Sometimes we wait to see which tracks do well in the charts, and sometimes we just know and can get onto rehearsing it right away. A good example of this is Uptown Funk. We knew this was a Slinky track as soon as we heard it and we couldn’t wait to get playing it! While keeping up to date with the latest music is vital, we are also constantly adding more vintage tracks to our armoury too. Recently we have gone a bit 80s with Gold, Rio, and Don’t You Forget About Me. One we are really enjoying in rehearsals is Royal Bloods Little Monster.
The importance of having a great a varied repertoire was really well demonstrated at last weekends 60th birthday party which we played at Northop Hall Country House Hotel in North Wales. We had our set list written and a couple of songs in, a few were dancing. But this was a party, and we wanted everyone on the floor, so we switched things up a bit. There were 3 generations at this party and we wanted them all dancing. Our Pencil Full of Lead/Jungle Book medley never fails us and pretty soon we had a full dance floor, from 4 to 84 – they were all having a ball.
During our break we got chatting to our birthday boy, Ken, at the bar. He was having a great night. We asked him what music he loved and he told us Queen and Motown, so after starting the second set with a bit of James Brown to get everyone back, we threw in Crazy Little Thing called Love and Radio Gaga, then moved onto Higher and Higher by Wilson Picket and Sam and Dave’s Soul Man. It was brilliant to see our Birthday Boy on the dance floor having a great time surrounded by all his friends and family.
Our advice when you are booking a live band for your wedding or function? Check their repertoire to make sure they have something for everyone on there. That is what we strive for, and I think we are doing pretty well!
You can check out our repertoire here www.slinkyband.com/repertoire