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Choosing the right venue for your wedding entertainment

Choosing the right venue for your wedding entertainment

Once the ceremony, reception and meal are over, its wedding party time and choosing the venue with the right kind of room to party in is not to be underestimated! Venue sales managers will give you lots of good reasons as to why you should book their

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Wedding Entertainment-Choosing the right wedding Band

Wedding Entertainment-Choosing the right wedding  Band

Choosing the right band for your wedding reception needn’t be a daunting task. The key is finding a professional band that is experienced performing at wedding receptions, is diverse enough to accommodate a wide range of musical selections, is efficient, professional and reliable service…and most of all

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Pentatonic Power

Pentatonic Power

Here’s an amazing video, showing Bobby McFerrin demonstrating the power of music with audience participation. Let’s call it pentatonic power. We don’t know much about the human brain on music. Do people instinctively know the sound patterns of the pentatonic scale? Is there a base level of

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Live stings and music for awards events

Live stings and music for awards events

‘Stings’ have their origins in the broadcast world, where they are also known as idents and are widely used to reinforce channel branding. In this environment they are just a few seconds long, they provide short visual and musical punctuations between programmes, and capture attention before shows

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A bandleader, or a musical event planner?

A bandleader, or a musical event planner?

A function band’s role is not just to turn up and play music, that’s only one aspect of what should be provided. When you book a band for what is a very important occasion, it’s important to know that you are dealing with people who not only

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Do you really want a swing band?

Do you really want a swing band?

Most people love swing music in some form or other, and clients have the image of a Swing Band or Rat Pack Band providing a sophisticated atmosphere with quality music style for their event. Many people want something different and upmarket (as opposed to yet another generic

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There’s no such thing as swing music, only music that swings!

There’s no such thing as swing music, only music that swings!

Many musicians say that there is no such thing as swing music, there is only music that “swings.” And when you’re dancing to swing music, it’s really got to be ” swung” and that involves musicians who understand the structure of the music. To use the words

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Oh, The First Dance From a man’s perspective

Oh, The First Dance From a man's perspective

Hey Grooms to be….let’s talk about the fearful first dance at your wedding. A scary thought? You’re not the only one. Almost every man fears the duty of leading their bride on the first dance. Whoever decided the man should lead the dance, anyway? We’re not know for

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The Funk Brothers-a must watch for any Soul and Motown function Band !

The Funk Brothers-a must watch for any Soul and Motown function Band !

Just watched again (for the 10th time!) ‘Standing in the Shadows of Motown,’ a DVD that recognizes the achievements of the Funk Brothers. Formed in 1959 by Berry Gordy, the Funk Brothers were essential to the Motown Sound of the 1960’s – they were the session musicians

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Daunting Sinatra Classics

Daunting Sinatra Classics

Certain swing and big band songs are synonymous with Frank Sinatra  and a pleasure to sing, nevertheless it can sometimes be a daunting  privilege  performing some of his timeless classics with our Rat Pack Swing Band at functions. Yet I can’t begin to imagine how Brian Duprey,

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