What a weekend! From Shrewsbury to The Wirral, to Anglesey and then back to Shrewsbury again – almost 300 miles of driving and probably a similar number of songs performed!
Friday afternoon it was time to pack the van up and hit the road to The Wirral. I played for a lovely crowd at Grand Ave. in West Kirby on Friday night, lots of singing along and an audience member had such a good time that she has booked my Live Acoustic Music services for her birthday party on The Wirral in December!
An early start for me on Saturday to allow plenty of time to travel to the lovely town of Rhosneigr, Anglesey, for what was a beautiful beachfront wedding in the sun!
I’d been hired to play during the couples pre-dinner drinks from 3:30pm but arrived at midday to ensure I was fully set up and ready to play as the guests arrived back at the stunning beach front property after the ceremony.
Just before the guests arrived, some typical Anglesey rain showers blew in and so I repositioned my PA inside the marquee and started my performance under shelter. However, two songs in to my first set and the sun was back out and this time it was there to stay. I quickly repositioned back outside again and resumed the rest of my sets in the sun overlooking the bay - Starting with ‘Here Comes the Sun’ of course!
Had it not been for the powerful and remarkably portable Bose L1 Compact PA system that I now use then changing location several times in this way simply wouldn’t have been possible. Fortunately, I was able to stop playing, reposition and be back playing again in just a few minutes without any disruption whatsoever!
Following my performance I met and was complimented by many of the guests, as well as wedding photographer Esme Whiteside. Esme's Instagram page looks amazing and I can’t wait to see her shots from the day!
I’ve only ever busked for Charity events before and certainly had never played at a Food Festival and so I didn’t really know what to expect. It turned out to be a brilliant afternoon surrounded by a great crowd of people that chose to sit themselves around me and enjoy their culinary delights in the sun whilst I serenaded them - one group of people stayed with me almost the whole afternoon which I can only take as a massive compliment! I’ve since secured several wedding and party bookings from the audience on Sunday and so another productive day all in all!
Not music related, but I finally put my feet up and ordered what I think was a well deserved takeaway on Sunday night to end a tiring but very fun weekend!