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How Not to Do Corporate Entertainment

If you’re planning a corporate event, there are two ways to make it really memorable for all those that attend.


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How Not to Do Wedding Entertainment

Your wedding is likely to be one of the most memorable events of your life. It will be months in the making, for a few short...


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Amazing Soul Wedding Bands & The Vibe You Should Expect

Whether your bent runs towards the more traditional melodies of Motown, or the newer strains of R&B and funk, soul provides...


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Go Live or Go Home – 8 Reasons Live Wedding Bands Are Best

You can feel a bit spoilt for choice when considering the entertainment options for your wedding. From an iPod shuffle shoestring...


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6 Game Changing Ideas for Awesome Corporate Entertainment

Talk of corporate events and for most people there are two things that come to mind. Hours of absolute mind-numbing,...


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11 Unique Wedding Entertainment Ideas & Insider Tips

If you’re looking for ways to make your wedding truly memorable, it’s important not to overlook your entertainment. While many...


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Behind the Scenes with a Live Wedding Band

So, it’s your ‘Big Day’. The ceremony was idyllic. The food incredible. And now your guests are shaking their stuff to an...


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What Not to Do When Looking for a Live Wedding Band

Booking a wedding band. How hard can it be? You just need find someone who will rock up, play then go away, right? You’ve done...


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Wedding DJ Masterclass – How to Get the Best Experience

So, you’re planning your dream wedding. And you’ve decided upon a DJ for your reception entertainment. Exciting times! But...


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Bands for Hire – Everything You Should Ask Your Wedding Band

Your choice of entertainment can really influence the flavour of your wedding reception. Whether you go for classical,...


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String Quartets for Weddings – The Ultimate Guide

There is something magical about the sound of a string quartet. It somehow combines intimacy with magnificence. The soft tones...


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The Ultimate Soundtrack for a Valentine’s Wedding

Love is in the air, everywhere I look around


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How to Keep Children Entertained at Your Wedding

One of the big decisions you have to make when planning a wedding revolves around children. Do you alienate half your friends...


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It’s a Nice Day for a White Wedding

Chances are, if you got engaged this Christmas or New Year, you’ll be considering a winter wedding. Most couples take 12...


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6 Things You Shouldn’t Forget if Planning a New Year’s Wedding

We’re nearly there. The countdown has almost begun. The start of a new year is always an exciting time, but that excitement is...


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The Most Romantic Christmas Proposals
By Ben On December 10, 2018

The Most Romantic Christmas Proposals

That’s it. You’ve made the decision. You are going to ask that question and to hell with the consequences! Now, just one tiny...


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The Music to Make Your Christmas
By Ben On November 13, 2018

The Music to Make Your Christmas

Christmas music is, apparently, one of life’s guilty pleasures. Hardly anyone will admit to it, but we’ve all got at least one...


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How to Plan a Christmas Party
By Ben On November 5, 2018

How to Plan a Christmas Party

I don’t want a lot for Christmas, there is just one thing I need…a right rollicking party!


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Motown Wedding: Songs You Need for the Playlist

It’s very nearly 60 years since Motown first found its feet, and yet the music that made the label is still loved throughout...


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The Ultimate Halloween Party Playlist

Fingers of fog inch their way slowly through your neighbourhood, gradually shrouding street lamps and blocking out the full,...


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Most Requested Wedding Songs
By Ben On August 15, 2018

Most Requested Wedding Songs

 


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The Perfect Honeymoon Playlist
By Ben On July 20, 2018

The Perfect Honeymoon Playlist

 


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Contemporary Songs For A Modern Wedding

We all love a classic wedding song but they often become classics as they are chosen by a lot of people. If you are looking...


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5 Ingredients For a Perfect Outdoor Wedding

More couples than ever before are choosing to get married outdoors. We live in a beautiful country with an abundance of...


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Ten Most Adventurous Honeymoon Destinations

When the wedding is out of the way you can’t wait to jump on a plane and head off on honeymoon. Some like it hot, some want to...


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Top Ten Most Breathtaking Places to Get Married in the UK

Choosing the perfect venue for your wedding is one the first and biggest decisions you will make as an engaged couple. With so...


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Hen Do’s & Don’ts
By Ben On April 27, 2018

Hen Do’s & Don’ts

The Bride’s hen do is one of the most special, memorable and fun days of her life. It’s her last chance to let her hair down...


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25 Best Party Songs
By Ben On April 5, 2018

25 Best Party Songs

When you are throwing a party you need a killer playlist packed with upbeat hits. A good playlist spans the decades and has a...


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8 Top Tips For Hosting An Easter Party For Family

Easter is the perfect time to get together with friends and family and throw a party. Make it a celebration to remember with...


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Event Planning Made Easy
By Ben On February 26, 2018

Event Planning Made Easy

Whatever the occasion, be it business or pleasure, formal or casual, a grand affair or an intimate gathering, pulling off an...


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7 Reasons To Have A Spring Wedding
By Ben On February 26, 2018

7 Reasons To Have A Spring Wedding

There are so many reasons we love spring! After what seems like a never-ending winter, the warmer temperatures and spring...


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Ultimate Valentines Day Playlist
By Ben On January 16, 2018

Ultimate Valentines Day Playlist

 


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Killer Workout Playlist
By Ben On January 16, 2018

Killer Workout Playlist

If you have started on a new fitness regime or are just looking for a new killer workout playlist, you have come to the right...


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Ultimate Christmas Wedding Playlist
By Ben On December 8, 2017

Ultimate Christmas Wedding Playlist

Christmas is such a magical time of year, filled with love and laughter, snuggling in front of open fires, quality time with...


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How to Throw an Amazing New Years Eve Party on a Budget

Staying in and partying at home with friends is officially the new going out. Forget spending half the night queuing at the...


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Make Your Reception Entrance Epic With These Top Songs

The feelings you get when you enter your wedding reception are second only to the moment you enter the church. The formalities...


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Earcandy Review – Soul Fresh
By Ben On November 14, 2017

Earcandy Review – Soul Fresh

We’ve got loads of interesting clips over on the Earcandy YouTube channel so make sure you head over there to check it out....


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Earcandy Review – Motown Gold
By Ben On November 14, 2017

Earcandy Review – Motown Gold

Make sure you head over to the Earcandy YouTube channel for hundreds of reviews and act videos. The below is just one...


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Motown Gold: Wedding Music for the Soul

 


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Fun & Upbeat First Dance Songs
By Ben On October 27, 2017

Fun & Upbeat First Dance Songs

If you’re not a fan of awkwardly swaying on the spot and would rather see your guests singing, dancing and clapping along...


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Earcandy Review – The Somebodys
By Ben On October 17, 2017

Earcandy Review – The Somebodys

If you haven’t visited the Earcandy YouTube channel yet, it’s definitely worth a look. You can find all our act videos and...


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Top Ten Most Inappropriate Wedding Songs

Choosing wedding music can be tricky business, there is a lot to consider – What are yours and your partner’s favourite songs?...


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Wedding Band On A Budget
By Ben On September 13, 2017

Wedding Band On A Budget

Weddings can be one of life’s biggest expenses, the dress, the venue, the food, the favours, the music! It can all add up to...


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The Perfect Wedding Party Playlist
By Ben On August 23, 2017

The Perfect Wedding Party Playlist

After the excitement of a wedding, the photographs and the meal, everyone just wants to get to the reception venue, have a...


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Brides Guide to the Harp
By Ben On August 23, 2017

Brides Guide to the Harp

When deciding on the music for your special day the harp is something you’ll probably consider. The beautiful sound creates a...


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Top 10 Wedding Photography Blunders

 


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15 Wedding Planning Tricks and Tips

Planning your wedding can be an overwhelming experience. There is so much to do, from ordering the catering, to booking the...


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How to Avoid Ruining a Wedding
By Ben On April 21, 2017

How to Avoid Ruining a Wedding

Have you been invited to a wedding? Don’t be the person that breaks etiquette and cause a hassle. We put together this brief...


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Why a Destination Wedding is a Great Idea

The best way to break free from the responsibilities of your big day is to get married abroad. The old-fashioned idea of...


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Tips for Handling Engagement Overwhelm

Once you’ve decided on a date for your wedding, you may start to feel a bit of engagement overwhelm when you look at the...


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Cutting back on your wedding budget

When you’re planning your wedding, it’s easy to get carried away with all the details and adding in extra items here and...


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Being beautiful for your big day
By Ben On March 24, 2017

Being beautiful for your big day

While you may have booked your appointment with your hair and makeup stylists for your big day preparations, there are a few...


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10 tips for wedding guests
By Ben On March 17, 2017

10 tips for wedding guests

As a guest, wedding etiquette is important to make sure that you leave the right impression on the big day. No-one wants to be...


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7 date night tips for after the wedding

Dating is how you got to know each other in the first place, so it makes sense to carry on the practice when you are married,...


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5 questions for selecting your wedding theme

Creating the right wedding theme that reflects both you and your partners own individual personalities, styles and tastes may...


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What to wear to a wedding
By Ben On February 28, 2017

What to wear to a wedding

A wedding is a special occasion, however; depending on the venue, theme and the guests, you might want to review your planned...


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The cold feet checklist
By Ben On February 21, 2017

The cold feet checklist

Every girl dreams of finding her perfect man and the proceeding wedding day that will happen in the future to come. While this...


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The Motown experience
By Ben On February 20, 2017

The Motown experience

With Atlantic records rise to fame in the fifties off the back of the demise of swing music and the rise of rock & roll, a new...


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It don’t mean a thing
By Ben On February 20, 2017

It don’t mean a thing

As the catchy tune fills the air, our hips begin to sway from side to side and our feet tap to the rhythm as our fingers snap...


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Indie Rock – Past to present
By Ben On February 20, 2017

Indie Rock – Past to present

Humble beginnings Over the course of the last fifty years, Indie Rock has transformed and developed into many different...


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Pop through the Ages
By Ben On February 20, 2017

Pop through the Ages

Over the later decades of the twentieth century, Pop has been used to describe whatever music was popular at the time. As the...


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The Evolution of the DJ
By Ben On February 20, 2017

The Evolution of the DJ

DJ’s are more than just people that play records, they are musicians that have a gift for selecting the right beats with the...


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A Soulful Journey
By Ben On February 20, 2017

A Soulful Journey

The foundation of many contemporary modern music genres comes from Soul Music. Soul emerged in the late 1950’s from the Gospel...


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The History of the Harp
By Ben On February 20, 2017

The History of the Harp

The world’s oldest known stringed instrument is the harp. Harps were the popular stringed instrument of the early Celtic...


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The History of String Quartets
By Ben On February 20, 2017

The History of String Quartets

Considered to be the purest form of music, the string quartet consists of four string instruments, usually violins, viola and...


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Acoustic Origins
By Ben On February 20, 2017

Acoustic Origins

Acoustic music is practised, performed and loved by millions all around the globe. With most rock, Motown, blues and folk music


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Overseas honeymoon travel tips
By Ben On February 17, 2017

Overseas honeymoon travel tips

Almost everyone dreams of a honeymoon in a tropical paradise, or a cultural city abroad, taking your honeymoon overseas is a...


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Are wedding planners worth it?
By Ben On February 7, 2017

Are wedding planners worth it?

Great question isn’t it? Weddings can end up costing a fortune and stretch budgets till they burst, strangely enough; most...


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4 winter wedding tips from expert planners

While most couples opt for the traditional summer wedding, there’s something simply pure and special about a wintertime...


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4 reasons to hire a professional wedding photographer

There are a few special occasions in your lifetime that you will want to remember forever. Capturing those moments, the...


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3 ideas for an all-white wedding
By Ben On January 19, 2017

3 ideas for an all-white wedding

One of the most traditional and effective wedding colour themes is white. A white wedding is a stunning theme to behold. Not...


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Grooming the groom
By Ben On January 17, 2017

Grooming the groom

Even the most rugged, manly man needs a good skincare routine. In today’s modern society, it’s even common to see men get...


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4 tips to make your wedding makeup last all day

Wintertime landscapes are filled with romance and intimacy. When we think of the winter, picturesque scenes come to mind, long...


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10 amazing winter wedding trends for 2017

The romance fills the air as the snowflakes fall down softly all around you. Doesn’t that sound like a picturesque winter...


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7 entertainment ideas for your winter wedding

The summertime seems to hold the monopoly on wedding dates for the year, however, tying the knot in the wintertime can provide...


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6 of the best wedding venues in Liverpool

Congratulations! The date is set and it is time to arrange the particulars of your ceremony and reception. If you are looking...


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10 entertainment ideas for your Christmas event

It’s December already, where did the year go? In the start of the festive season and the run-up to the end of 2016, your...


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6 of the best wedding caterers in Liverpool

Getting married in Liverpool? Have you and your wedding planner looked at your catering options yet? Your wedding cuisine and...


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5 ideas to keep kids entertained at a wedding

Your wedding day is the most important day of your life. You have invited all your closest family and friends to bear witness...


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Most popular music for civil wedding ceremonies

In planning your wedding reception, your choice of music sets the tone of the day or evenings events. If you are looking for...


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Choosing music for your wedding reception

Your wedding reception needs to be as special as your ceremony. It’s where your friends and family come together to celebrate...


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20 Tips for a wonderful winter wedding experience

Winter weddings are wonderful; they have a special theme to them that makes them intimate and unique. Your winter wedding...


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5 of the best wedding caterers in Manchester

Are you getting married in Manchester? We don’t blame you, it’s a magical city that is rich in culture and history. There a...


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5 Bands for your New Years celebrations

Can you believe it’s nearly the end of 2016? There’re only two months left in the year and before we know it, Christmas will...


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5 Unique wedding venues in Birmingham

Congratulations on your engagement! We wish you nothing but the best life has to offer you. But first, we need to find you the...


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4 Lush wedding florists in Birmingham

Congratulations on your engagement! We are sure you are busy planning your big day and with that planning comes the task of...


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5 ideas to make your winter wedding magical

Winter weddings are magical affairs. Everything about the winter season has a more intimate feel to it. Maybe it’s because of...


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Top 5 wedding destinations that will wow your guests

When it comes to wow factor, nothing beats a wedding abroad. Tropical paradises all over the world are waiting for you to tie...


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5 wedding concierge services in Birmingham

A good wedding concierge service helps you out on your big day. Getting ready for a wedding can be a nerve-wrecking...


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Introducing King of Swingers & Soul Fresh

Overview


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