Not long after we had played at Moxhull Hall, Sutton Coldfield, in July 2008, we were booked to play for a wedding at Hograths Hotel, Solihull, Birmingham in July 2010.
Hogarthâ€™s Hotel, has a unique outdoor setting for wedding ceremonies in the garden. Itâ€™s almost on its own island â€“ yes on an island near Solihull! The trio (sax, keyboard and double bass) played during the ceremony and the signing of the register. This must be a location for a wedding ceremony which we will remember for many years. During drinks we played on the hotel terrace.
Later, after the wedding dinner the trio was joined by two more musicians â€“ drums and guitar/vocals and we played for dancing for the first hour and a half of the evening. We were asked to play just Michael BublĂ© style music and swing. It was a time to really get into swing music and to leave the pop covers for another time.