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North West Party Band Slinky to Play Special ‘Dad Rock’ Gig!!

Well, not really, but as it’s Fathers Day this Sunday, in this blog we have compiled our ultimate Fathers Day set list, featuring some of the finest ‘Dad Rock’ tracks we could think of. You know the ones. The music we were all subjected to on long car journeys as kids. The songs that made our Dads say ‘they don’t write them like this anymore’. The songs that dads seem think YouTube was made for.

Dad rockers refuse to move with the times. These are the songs of their youth and they won’t be moved! We asked our Facebook followers to make some suggestions which we have added into the list. So here we go, Dads perfect gig…

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Top North West Party Band Slinky Have Got It Covered

As a top North West Party Band, cover versions are what Slinky does. Sometimes we stay true to the original, and sometimes we like to ‘Slinkify’ things a bit, take our versions of Seven Nation Army, or I Wanna Be Like You from The Jungle Book for example. The fact is that at a party, a wedding or any other event, people want songs that are familiar to them. Songs that they know and love – so they can get up, sing along, and have a damn good boogie! This combined with the thrill of a live band – it’s a winning combination, and the reason why so many people are choosing to book a live band for their wedding or other function.

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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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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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WHAT TO CONSIDER ONCE YOU HAVE BOOKED YOUR PROFESSIONAL FUNCTION BAND

If you have made the decision to book a professional live band for your wedding, party or corporate event then congratulations!  Be assured that it will be an evening that is enjoyed by all and will be talked about long after the dancing shoes have been put away.  However there are a few things that are worth thinking about to ensure that everything runs smoothly on the day.  Here are our top 5 tips:

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January 2015 Blog Entry

Firstly Slinky would like to wish everyone a happy new year. After such a successful 2014 for the Slinky band, there’s no time for rest and reflection. Slinky had the opportunity last year to play some prestigious venues and Lots of amazing shows to so many wonderful people.

Stuart, Slinky’s lead singer Said “Last year the highlight for me has to be when we performed at Chelsea’s football ground in their exclusive club – Under The Bridge, and also not forgetting Headingley cricket ground, where we had the pleasure of performing three times during the year. Not forgetting our New Year show at the stunning Portmeirion village which for me topped the year off nicely”.

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North Wales Wedding Band

North Wales Wedding Band

North West wedding band Slinky have been playing across Liverpool, Merseyside, Cheshire and the rest of the UK since 2003. The Wirral party band are made up of lead bassist and producer Aaron Croxford, Nick Studholme on guitar, talented drummer Damien Williams and Stuart Brierley on lead vocals.

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Party Band Wirral

Party Band Wirral

Cheshire and Merseyside Band Slinky Prove Major Corporate Success
Slinky are a North West party band that have been playing around Liverpool, Birmingham, Preston and the whole of Merseyside since 2003. Covering all genres of music from the rock and soul influences of the 1960’s up to hit 2000’s tracks from Snow Patrol, The Script and Kasabian, the band have proved to be a musical success at weddings, conferences and functions for over nine years.

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