Dear Bill and Wendy, This is to thank After Dark Duo for the excellent entertainment you provided for our Guarantors Centenary Dinner, at Phylis Court Henley on Thames. Everyone enjoyed the evening tremendously and the mix of music was superb, you certainly helped to make the evening an overwhelming success. We would certainly have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who is looking for a live music act no matter what the occasion, very professional and a fantastic looking and sounding duo. Once again thank you so much Yours sincerely Mark D Beeks On behalf of the Guarantors
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“I am not sure if mere words can express how grateful Margaret and I are for your performance on Saturday evening and your contribution to the success of Juliette and Allan’s Wedding Day and Reception. Your talent was obvious to everyone who had the privilege of being entertained by you. I cannot tell you how many compliments you received from the guests. It was not only your performance that was outstanding but also your commitment to ensuring that everyone enjoyed themselves to the full. Our next party or celebration will certainly include After Dark. Thank you once again.”
“After Dark Duo played at my 40th birthday party and I’ve got to say they were just great! Performing a mix of songs and styles that really got us going, we all had a fantastic time dancing to the small hours. After Dark Duo really delivered for us on the night, excellent musicianship and entertainment value – encore!!”
The Colchester Golf Club Jubillee Ball was a huge success and thanks must go to the After Dark Trio for providing us with a great evening’s entertainment keeping us dancing the night away. They caught the mood of the Club immediately, and played 3 sets of a wide variety of music to please us all – plus they provided us with music before, and in between their performances. Hilary Persent (Colchester Golf Club Jubillee Ball, 31st July 2010) ps. Our next big event will be New Year’s Eve 2010 – Friday 31st December 2010. I trust the group/duo we’ve booked will be as good! 31 July 2010
Hi Wendy and Bill Can I just say how fantastic you were (again!) at our School Ball on Friday. This must be the 5th or 6th time we have booked you and still you continue to get everyone up and dancing and creating such a wonderful atmosphere! We again raised so much money for the school and you helped make the party such a success and so much fun – no-one wanted to go home! Thank you for all the great music and entertainment and we look forward to seeing you again next year!
Dear Bill and Wendy Just wanted to say a huge Thanks! to you both for a brilliant night last night and trust that you enjoyed performing as much as we did dancing and listening. We have already had many fab comments from our friends about your performance. Once Again Many Thanks 21st November 2009
Bill and Wendy, Many thanks once again for the music on Saturday at my mother’s 90th. It can’t have been the easiest gig to do so apologies for the messing about at the start. Your entertainment was extremely professional and we thoroughly enjoyed the music. Our cousins who were on the dance floor certainly enjoyed themselves and you may well have an enquiry from Brian & Kay Young in the future. Best wishes 21st June 2008
We are pleased to announce the launch of the new After Dark Duo/Trio website!
Over the last few months we have been working closely with Blundelli a web design company based in Somerset, and have come up a with completely new, fresh and stylish design.
After many years and many many gigs as Chemistry live function band (which went out as a five piece) we observed many venues and event planners needing bands/acts to perform in smaller events. So we decided to put together the option of a duo/trio which gave us a lot more flexibility!
Afterdark Duo needed a new site that represented the band in a professional and unique way – Making the band more accessible to the visitor and showcasing photos, music samples and previous clients testimonials.
We are so pleased with the end result and think you will be impressed too! Have a look at the site: www.afterdarkduo.co.uk
If you’re thinking you would love to book us but want to see us live first Our website is designed to give you a flavour of how we look and sound (including sound clips, photos, videos and – most importantly – the opinions of our previous clients). That said, we are told that nothing really captures the full sound, atmosphere and energy that you will experience on the night.
After Dark Duo and Trio occasionally perform at public venues and charity events, and we would be delighted to make arrangements for potential clients to come along and see us perform. However, the majority of our performances are for private functions, to which we are generally unable to invite guests. Please call for details of upcoming events and we will do everything we can to accommodate you.
The bride and groom have booked the venue and honeymoon, found the perfect dresses for bride and bridesmaids, arranged flowers, photographer, suits, cake and rings, but to really give the wedding day atmosphere it is essential to have the right wedding entertainment. It will say everything about who the bride and groom are as a couple. It will reflect the tone of the venue. It will influence how your guests feel and set the mood for the different stages of the day.
If the service is in a church followed by a reception at a stately home, then a string quartet or harpist possibly followed by a swing band for the evening will reflect the grand classical feel of those surroundings. For a more quirky venue an acoustic guitarist and singer, with an party band for the evening will provide a more edgy, individual feel. Some couples prefer to book a traditional wedding DJ for their evening reception, knowing that he or she will play all the tunes that will get their guests on the dance floor.
Live music in particular feels more personal because there is a sense that the music is being played for that special couple on their big day, and by the very nature of live musicians being influenced by the day, the clients and their surroundings, no two sets will be the same.
What considerations do the bride and groom need to take into account when booking wedding entertainment?
Preparation Before The Day – How long has the act been established and how long have they been performing at weddings? Ask for a demo CD and if it’s possible to see them live. Find out about their set-up requirements, sound checks etc and if they’ll be visiting the venue beforehand.
The Big Day – How many breaks will they need and how long? Will they play recorded music in the breaks? How will they dress? Is there any equipment that needs supplying? Is it possible for them to play requests from the guests and a playlist from the bride and groom? How long in advance do they need to know the first dance song? Do the bride and groom need to provide refreshments for the entertainment act? Consider giving the best man or the usher the task of supplying the band with a few drinks. Is there a charge for playing longer than the stated time and how much is it?
The Venue – Do they have an entertainment license? Are there noise-level restrictions? Is there an adequate power supply for the chosen entertainment?
Legal – What is the cancellation/postponement policy? How much is the deposit and when is it due? When is the balance due? Is VAT included? Make sure that the bride and groom’s wedding insurance covers the entertainment.
A wedding entertainment website such as After dark entertainments collates a whole host of varied entertainment acts in one place making it even easier to choose the music for that special day. Their user- friendly site and excellent service answers every bride and groom’s question, taking the stress and strain out of ticking that all-important wedding entertainment box.