Our travels this year have taken us all over the UK to some amazing venues, we’ve met some wonderful people with the added bonus of being able to travel round this fair isle.

We’ve worked with some great exhibitors this year for wedding fairs including Discover Vintage who also produce the Festival of Vintage in York where we’ll be at again this April plus we’ll be at their Chiswick wedding fair in February. This years festival of vintage was wet, very wet, but the crowds came out in their thousands and we had a great weekend DJing and selling of some of our vintage home and gramophone/record player collection. We we’re at the White Memoirs wedding fair and also The something old vintage wedding fair both of which we’re run fantastically well.

Our year has been punctuated by some huge gigs for us. We’ve played at Bestival and Camp Bestival with our great friends the Shellac Collective which were brilliant and we ended up sharing the stage with both Neil Innes and Three Bonzos and a piano.

In addition we had our pre-wedding shoot with James Melia a couple of the pictures you can see below.

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Other great events we played at this year included Mintfest the aptly named festival in Kendal run by a great organisation called Streets Ahead. Matt also played Mintfest with the band Calaita so just chesk out this:

Once every Preston Guild is a North West saying meaning not very often as it only comes around once every 20 years and this year Wayne Hemingway was hired to curate the vintage Preston Guild including a spectacular look into the past recreating a 1922 dance which we played at and the spirit of 42 ball where we also entertained the splendidly attired guests. The 1942 ball never happened in actuality but this event was massive and what a joy to be playing all those great tunes from that time on our gramophones to over 1000 people.

This year we were asked to at the The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival for a vintage event with Naomi Thomson And we also made our yearly pilgrimage down to River Cottage where finally the rain got the better of the events. On the Friday they just manged to put the show on but by Saturday the floods had got hold of Devon and there were no way to get to the venue as most if the roads had been washed out. We had a great time on the Friday and got to eat some of the best food all year.

Hugh and Annabel and a lovely bloke form Scotland.

Hugh and Annabel and a lovely bloke form Scotland.

We have played at some amazing weddings this year so thank you to all who booked us and thanks for the thanks via all the cards you’ve sent us.

In September we finally found the time and the venue to get ourselves married and you can read all about it here via the splendiferous  Love My Dress blog

Matt and Annabel get married

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It was an amazing day with loads of music and lots of our good friends sharing the day with us.

So there’s a short snip-it of what we’ve been up to there we’re many other gigs and we also play in Manchester once a month at The Oast House which is a crackin family freindly boozer with good ale and great food.

We’re really looking forward to 2013 and have already got some great bookings but we’re still available so please do get in touch to discuss any ideas you have for events or weddings.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Matt and Annabel xxx

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