Archive for “August, 2018”

North West Wedding Band Slinky Come Home (at least for a few weeks)…

We have been all over the country this year from London right up to Aberdeen. Last weekend we played a nice local gig for us back in the North West, at the Thistle Atlantic Tower which is opposite the Pier Head in Liverpool. We arrived early just in case we had to take all our gear up to the top floor! Fortunately the function room was on the first floor. The sound was really good in this room due to the low ceilings and the fact that we were facing away from the glazed wall.

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The Best First Dance Choices for a Wedding

Every couple would want their wedding to be the most memorable affair of their life. You will see couples being deeply engrossed in minute details concerning their big day. From hall decoration to catering, couples, along with their friends and families, are involved in each and every aspect to make their special day even more special. However, a factor that deserves special attention is the music arrangement in the venue on the big day. To put it simply, a wedding ceremony without music can be termed as “boring”. The right music has the power to boost the mood of your guests. It will make them groove to the music, forgetting all their worries and troubles, and enjoy your wedding to the maximum.

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Behind the Scenes – What it Takes to be a Top UK Professional Function Band

We are enjoying our busiest year ever with many bookings now being taken into 2016 as well. Having a live wedding band is becoming more and more popular, not to mention all of our corporate and private party bookings. For this blog we wanted to share with you some of the work that goes into our job. Our live performance at your function is the bit we love, but it is just the tip of the iceberg. Here are some things you may not know about what goes on behind the scenes of a professional function band.

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Keeping The Repertoire Fresh!

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.

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