On Saturday 4th February 2012, Down for the Count provided the music for Jenny and Dan's wedding reception at Eynsham Hall, Oxford. It was one of the most memorable weddings we've ever played at, mainly because of the huge amount of snow that started to fall from mid-afternoon onwards! Here is a letter we received from Jenny and Dan thanking us for our performance.
Dear Mike & The Band,
We just wanted to say how grateful we are that we booked you for our wedding in Oxfordshire on 4th February.
To be honest it didn’t take a lot of effort to choose Down For The Count to play at our wedding… after listening to some of your tracks on the website it was an easy decision. You were just what we were looking for; a great mix of music, played incredibly well, by a professional, enthusiastic and charismatic band.
Mike, you were so helpful in making the arrangements. We obviously had so many things to worry about in the run up to the wedding, and so much to organise, but you made our arrangements for the band really easy. On the day, despite the distance you had to travel, you were on time and we never had to worry about you – your arrangements with the reception venue staff went perfectly (I’m just sorry that your journey home wasn’t quite so easy – although the heavy snow that night was perfect for us, it must have been a real pain for you and I’m so sorry it took you so long to get back!)
We’re very grateful that you were able to play our song for the first dance – although it wasn’t in your repertoire, you never made us feel like it would be a problem, and in the end it was played beautifully. As for the rest of the evening’s music, the full 9-piece function band were really fantastic and many people commented on how the music really topped off an amazing day. I certainly noticed how the dance floor was full throughout your entire set, which is testament to how fantastic you are.
Often the band at an event like a wedding can slip into the background, but you certainly made yourselves very memorable and your performance really impressed us as one of the key things that made our day such a success.
A couple of our guests asked for your details, to play at their own events – hopefully you’ve had some more bookings through us, and that really is the least we could do to say thank you. I really have no hesitation in recommending Down For The Count to anyone.
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