This gig would have had to be one of the highlights of my professional career! It’s a guaranteed win when the band is on fire, well fed and the guests are in the mood for a boogie and the bride and groom are soooooo in love. This beautiful couple (Miranda & Alex) kept the vibe so high all night with their heartfelt affection for each other and you could feel the love in the air like electricity. They allowed us so much musical freedom and we used it wisely with the 4-piece creating spontaneous new arrangements of classic tunes and really getting the audience to participate.
The venue was a converted barn that felt a little bit like a school camp site, but it had been lovingly decorated into a rustic and cosy bush wedding setting for these Brisbane city-slickers to enjoy for the night.
One of the musical highlights of the evening was the groom getting up on the bass and performing a very impressive slap solo during an improvised blues jam with his best man on guitar and the rest of the Radio Club Band faithfully supporting.
The romantic highlight of the evening was the bride and her entourage of maids performing a choreographed dance for her seated husband to Beyonce’s “Love on Top”. He was in seventh heaven and couldn’t help but join them for a boogie after a couple of minutes. “Can’t take my eyes off you” by Frankie Valli was the song chosen for the bridal waltz in an upbeat and fun twist on the tradition. The Temptations “My Girl” saw the bride and her father share their last dance. The Jamiroquai tunes went off left, right and centre along with Al Green and other Motown classics.
Although it was a long way from our home in Brisbane (about 2.5 hours drive south!), and quite a trek home at the end of the night, it wasn’t hard to stay awake at the wheel when we were buzzing so hard after a beautiful and truly exciting gig for an amazing young couple.