“I have known Jenny for twenty two years as a singer who has sung in various venues I’ve run during that time. She and Steve, for the more recent past, have developed into a very proficient, professional couple capable of entertaining a very wide range of ages and customers. At a recent event for my wife’s birthday they introduced a new string to their bow with Steve on ‘mandolin,’ covering Romeo & Juliet and Losing my Religion. Two classics that should not be messed with lightly! They were terrific”
A million thanks to John & Carol Slee at The Five Elms at Weedon, Near Aylesbury, the most welcoming hosts.
A pleasure to gig for such lovely generous people, especially for John’s birthday party. The event ran from lunchtime through to early evening, and John as ever, offered a fantastic array of food to celebrate, along with his brilliant family & friends, at this beautiful old enchanting restaurant-pub which is based in the quaint village of Weedon. A true lover of music, John had also put together a playlist of his favourite tunes on an iPod for this occasion. We plugged this into our PA system for background music.
Our set list covers a good mixture of tunes that people have come to expect of us, including a few extra goodies. It’s not unusual that folk tend to have a particular song that means so very much to them, for their personal special reasons. On this occasion, it was Van Morrison’s “Tupelo Honey” which we performed live. Ian Murray joined us on this one, playing saxophone.
Everyone is up and dancing. A few opening bars of a Rolling Stones number suddenly finds a couple of chaps taking up the “Mick Jagger” stance delighting the crowd! Another favourite here, is Shania Twain’s – Man! I Feel like a Woman – the crowd love it and all get into the line dancing – and they’re very good at it too! It’s funny, we sometimes slightly change the set list if we know that people have seen us before; but it’s the very fact they know the favourite, familiar songs that makes it all work so well. So there they stay.
What a fabulous day, they certainly know how to party in Weedon.
“Darling Jenny, Steve and Ian, I can’t believe how well everything went. Thank you so much. Lots of very complimentary remarks and messages about all three of you. You must know how special Tupelo Honey was and it will be in my memory for ever. You can’t buy that, so thank you all. Love to you, John”