We're toward the end of wedding season now, but there are still enough to keep a musician busy on a Saturday! I drove about 300km and played maybe 60 songs in total, but that suited me just fine.
Wedding #1 was at Ottimo House in Denham Court (near Campbelltown). Never been to this venue before but it looks lovely. I always like venues suitable for both ceremony and reception; big properties with lovely vistas, country-style decor, plenty of room and beautiful backdrops for spectacular photos. Jeremy (violinist) and I performed some pre-ceremony background music, some special requests for the ceremony itself, and some more background music during the canapes that followed. Perfect weather made for a perfect ceremony with beautiful people.
Wedding #2 was a reception in Mosman, a very nice little venue at the end of Middle Head Rd named Burnt Orange. We had a brilliant four-piece band featuring my favourite people to work with - David Andrews on keys and vocals, Tim Wilson on bass and Andres Hyde on drums. All three of them are sensational musicians and such good guys to hang out with both on and off the stage. It was a small stage, but big enough to be comfortable; just big enough to accommodate the 30-odd guests who danced throughout our entire last set and begged for more - always a good sign.