What a weekend it’s been for The Deadbeats! We’ve played at four awesome weddings over the Easter bank holiday, read on for all the details…..
We started a long weekend on Thursday night at the beautifully picturesque Merewood Hotel overlooking Lake Windermere for Hazel and Josh’s dream wedding. After a well-rehearsed and fully choreographed first dance to Ed Sheeran’s ‘Perfect’ the band kicked in with Coldplay’s “Sky Full Of Stars” and were joined by all their friends and family, most of whom remained on the dancefloor all through the night (although a few were up on chairs for the second set!). A really nice way to start the Easter weekend and for a lovely couple – we wish them all the best for their future together and huge thanks for a great night up in the Lakes.
On Friday we kicked off two nights in a row at Stanley House in the Ribble Valley for longtime Deadbeats followers Natalie and Lee’s wedding. Another lovely couple and their guests packed the floor all night, both for the live set and some impressive dance-offs to Macarena and the Timewarp! Many thanks the new Mr and Mrs Milsom for booking us and great to see them both looking so happy – huge congrats to the happy couple, if you’re reading this we’ll no doubt see you at one of our gigs again soon! Big thanks also to Megan and the staff at Stanley House for letting us leave our equipment for Saturday night.
The next day we returned to Stanley House for Tom and Sophie’s wedding which was a lively affair to say the least! The night kicked off in spectacular fashion with what has to be the best Father/Daughter dance we’ve ever witnessed, incorporating as it did YMCA, MC Hammer, S-Club-7 and many more into a slick and entertaining routine. Sophie’s dad then handed over to Tom for the happy couple’s first dance, The Arctic Monkeys version of ‘Baby I’m Yours’ performed live by The Deadbeats, after which the happy couple and their guests partied hard late into the night (the dancefloor was still rammed to ACDC’s “Thunderstruck” at 1am!). Thanks Tom & Sophie and all their guests for sharing a most excellent party with us – best wishes for your life together as Mr and Mrs Mercer!
On Easter Sunday we had a night off. It was just as well really, as it was followed by probably the liveliest Monday night in Deadbeats history! We arrived at Bartle Hall on the outskirts of Preston (a regular venue for us for many years) around teatime on Bank Holiday Monday to find a music-loving crowd already up for it! They were there (as were we) for Nicola and Jak’s wedding in the large Balmoral Suite. Shortly after we arrived we were informed by the father of the bride that around 100 extra evening guests were on their way! The band opened up with 2 surprise requests; a cover of Gabrielle’s 90s pop classic ‘Dreams’ for first dance followed by a Noel Gallagher song for the newlyweds (even the table plan was Oasis-themed). As the night went on the dancefloor got busier and busier and requests for songs by The Courteeners, Stone Roses and Arctic Monkeys went down a storm. The whole night was ‘bananas!’ (Mr and Mrs Threlfall and their guests will know what we’re talking about!), and was that a man dressed up as a horse on the dancefloor to Mr Brightside or had 4th gig fatigue caught up with us? We’ll never know for sure! A crazy end to a brilliant weekend – big thanks and love to the happy couple from Team Deadbeats.
Thanks again to all at the 3 venues and 4 weddings that have hosted us this Easter, we’ve loved it. The Deadbeats are off on another road trip next week (Birmingham and Wiltshire) but you can catch us live again at Marton Institute on Friday 13th April and the following Friday at The Squirrel in Bispham, with return visits to The Station Tavern in Lytham and Blackpool’s ‘Home Of The Bands’, The Belle Vue, pencilled in for next month. Oh, and you can catch our drummer, Rick Hughes, on telly on Channel 4 next week! He’s starring in the reality show “Class Of Mum And Dad” starting on April 10th. Never a dull moment….
Big love and peace out for now!
Team Deadbeats Xx