Monday, 23 January 2017

A Luxury Wedding Made for TV!

On August 12th, 2016, Rollacoaster performed for a very special event.  It was a wedding that was being filmed as part of a television programme for Channel 4, so not everything was typical of a wedding as you might imagine!

The venue was The Sheene Mill in Cambridgeshire, and this wasn't the first time Rollacoaster had performed here - indeed this is a venue the band is very familiar with.  There was however a difference with this particular wedding - everything was more decadent, more impressive than before, and it was a significant event due to the extra hustle and bustle going on.

Exotic cars graced the car park, and these were juxtaposed against vans full of equipment for television crew!  There was a helicopter to transport the groom and best men, stunning gardens with a large pond flecked with ducks and swans.

The inside of the venue was exquisitely decorated, with entertainment, food, drinks and memories made at every turn.  It was packed with excitement, and the guests were clearly enjoying themselves!

Rollacoaster took to the stage once the wedding breakfast had concluded, and one of the first dances was 'Wonderful Tonight', which featured the Father-of-the-Bride singing to his daughter with the band.  He soon joined her on the dance floor for a very poignant and special dance, during which they were joined by other guests.

The band had the floor packed from start to finish - this is our job after all! - and we kept the hits going!

One of the most special things about the day was that the couple also own the venue, which has been part of the bride's life for a long time as her parents once ran the business too!  This was a very special occasion, and one we won't forget in a hurry.

Find out more about this stunning event here on the Sheene Mill blog, and in To Have and To Hold, the national wedding magazine!

Sheene Mill Wedding Band TV Article Rollacoaster

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Seeing in the New Year and a 70th Birthday to Begin 2017!

Rollercoaster saw the New Year in in style performing for the second year running at The Grove in Watford, London’s Country Estate.  Together with Production Plus, the band put on a night to remember in a beautifully decorated ballroom.  

Singers from the West End’s 'Motown' show performed a series of hits from the record label and there was Motown insignia on the dance floor and throughout the room.  It was stunning and exciting to be part of something so lavish!  

The rest of the hotel was something to behold with ice sculptures and perfect Christmas trees intricately decorated wherever you went.  There was candlelight, champagne flowing, and incredible outfits from the guests who all looked wonderful.  

Rollacoaster's jazz quartet commenced the evening with a set that provided the backdrop to the evening meal, and eased the guests into the party mood.  Once food service had finished, it was time for the dancing to commence with Rollacoaster's flagship 10-piece party band, and the floor was full from start to finish!  Playing recent hits like Cake By the Ocean and Shut Up and Dance we had the audience in the palm of our hand!

The band played through to midnight, saw the New Year in with fireworks, and even had two of the young guests up on the stage with the band throwing some serious shapes.  Boy, those girls could jive!


Just two days later, we were off to Bedford for a 70th birthday celebration at the Barns Hotel.  Again, a very beautiful venue for weddings and parties, we rattled through Motown hit after disco hit after rock anthem and many, many more.  It was fantastic to be a part of such a wonderful event and we look forward to our next!