The Band Of The Royal Marines

The Band Of The Royal Marines


April 1st, 2013


The arrival of spring also means the arrival of the wedding season and the Easter bank holiday weekend saw us playing two weddings. The first was at As You Like It in Jesmond, a venue we can’t seem to escape from but we don’t mind as it’s a pretty cool place and we normally have a good time there. Thursday was no different and we were glad to be playing the wedding of Abbie and Les. Guests dancing in the first set and chocolate wedding cake are both good in our book!

Saturday night played host to  one of the most bonkers wedding we’ve seen. We traveled to Ellingham Hall, situated in the village of Ellingham, Northumberland. On arrival one of the staff informed us that a large part of the wedding party were Royal Marines and if last nights alcohol infused hot tub streaking was anything to go by then we were in for a rowdy night. His predictions were correct and we spent the night providing the soundtrack to one of the wildest parties we’ve witnessed. The midnight curfew quickly came and only when the power to the main hall was cut by the staff did the party roll out of the hall and into the rest of the house.

Sunday saw us back in the village of Annitsford, this time at The Irish Club or as it’s known locally; The Ranch. Admittedly it doesn’t take much to fill this small venue but that wont stop us boasting that the place was jam packed! We were worried that we wouldn’t pull a crowd having played the village just two weeks earlier but we were pleased to see the Annitsford massive out in force! Thanks to everyone that came along.