As a child of the 70s and as the glorious Six Nations begins this week, my mind always drifts to the Welsh and their all-conquering sides of that period. Their live wedding acts for hire are pretty decent too, observe…
Some things happen by design, some things by accident. Take the ‘Big Bang’ theory, (not the TV show) one minute nothing the next …. something fantastic …. This is Whisky Business. The coming together of five musicians with a pedigree between them that others can only envy, has caused the second ‘Big Bang’. Producing a fresh, new and unique sound, Whisky Business are putting the ‘Feel good’ factor back into live music with bold, vibrant brass and creative guitar all held together by solid but subtle bass and drums. Overlay all this with vocals ranging from soulful to hard hitting and Whisky Business are laying down the best in Blues, Soul and Funk sounds that you will hear.
Established in 2002 by professional musicians, the Cambria String Quartet (above) has gained wide experience in performing at corporate events, functions, concerts and weddings. Their repertoire has many different styles including classical, opera, folk, jazz and any pop/rock music. Their play list is continuously expanding, plus they offer an arrangement service for any special musical requests. Each band member has a wealth of musical experience including the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Royal Academy Opera Orchestra, English National Ballet, West Of England Philharmonic, Welsh Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia Cymru, Welsh National Opera and the Jeff Hooper Big Band. Individual players have worked with many artists including Bryn Terfel, Lesley Garret, Charlotte Church, Sian Cothi, Peter Karrie and Ryland Teifi.
From Saxophone to Mandolin, Clarinet, Guitar/s or warm/deep Vocals, Ukelele – plus a wide choice of classical and more contemporary music – from Mozart, to Michael Bublé… Chris Hastings is one of the most unique, professional and sought after musicians/singers for ambient – yet engaging – mellifluous (sweet/flowing) music at social occasions & private events across South Wales.. With over 150 wedding ceremonies/receptions to his name since graduation in 2005, Chris continues to be recommended and hired by successive managers at Swansea Grand Theatre, hotels in Llanelli, Stradey Park Hotel; Swansea, Marriott Hotel; the Gower, King Arthur Hotel, and more recently the Oldwalls luxury cottages/celebrity retreat.
One Night Stand (right) are an outstanding male & female vocal duo providing first class entertainment for all occasions. Performing chart hits from the 1950s right up to the present day, audiences of all ages are covered as the duo play a huge mix of rock ‘n’ roll, motown, disco, soul, 80s & 90s to current chart favourites. Top quality backing tracks, stunning harmonies and dance routines ensure the duo provide powerful entertainment but in a compact package so even the smallest venues and events don’t have to compromise on quality!