Happy new year to you all!....actually.....hang on......I think we really missed the acceptable length of time before this becomes an acceptable greeting- let me start again: Heeeeeey Festival Night blog watchers! (that's better)
So we have been thinking lately about all the things that make Festival Nights special- you know the thing that really makes us stand out above as the top London function band, the thing that would make most people book us for their up and coming 2017 events *hint hint* when it hit us...
WE ARE THE KING OF THE IMPROVISERS!.... we're no Charlie Parker or anything but in the function band world, we have an natural ability to cater to any guest requests- I'll give you some examples:
Picture the scene: 100 guests (intoxicated) screaming the name of an incredibly random Oasis song that none of us know. See most function bands would crumble at the pressure where with us, out comes Lee's iPad, in goes the wifi code leading us to the chord chart of the song in question, meanwhile Spud is beatboxing the drum groove to drummer Callum. Not even a minute later we're half way through the first verse thinking things like 'this is actually happening right now' and (my personal favourite) 'they're actually singing along! Oh my god its working, it's actually working!'
Scenario 2 (still not thought about the layout of this blog really): Impromptu award ceremony during the set you say? No problem, would you like some country versions of ditties played in the background complete with suspense building tempos and comedic noises? Yeah we can do that for sure- no extra cost....I mean we were going to do that anyways so....
Phase 3 (what? i thought you were listing them as scenar.....) A typical conversation between a guest and a run of the mill function band-
Guest: 'Hello, do you guys know any White Stripes?"
Run of the mill band: "No sorry we don't."
Guest: "Ah nevermind eh, should of booked Festival Nights."
Run of the mill band: "What did you just say?"
Guest: "Oh nothing......nothing...."
Lets run this again but with Festival Nights and see what happens:
Guest: "Hello, do you guys know any White Stripes?"
FN: "No but we can give it a shot!"
Guest: "Ah great."
FN: "Quick question, can we mash it up with some proclaimers....?"
Guest: ".............HELL YES, to think I nearly booked run of the mill band"
*DISCLAIMER- run of the mill band is a fictional band made up, not having a pop at a real one or anything*
In all seriousness, If you want a good time for an event in 2017- book Festival Nights and we will bring the party....sorry we mean PARTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY!