Now don't get me wrong, I was looking forward to my brothers' wedding. But after he shared a facebook link that presented the band that he hired for his reception, I eagerly anticipated the big day. And they did not disappoint.
Starting off the night with La Grange, a song about a 'gentleman's club' at a wedding reception was a little ballsy, but displayed the bands' willingness to be edgy. That grit paid off with honest rock and roll. A mix of a few country songs early on was also appreciated by the crowd. A musician myself, I got off on the driving pedal notes on bass and growl of a Marshall amp. In fact at times the music was downright annoying. Do you know how difficult it is carrying on a conversation with your Aunt when your head is bobbing and want to sing along with "Lager and Ale'?
The band was also very accommodating. I was asked to play guitar at the ceremony and the band set us up through their system. They were even able to make me sound good!
I was able to visit with the guys for a bit earlier in the day. What I took away from the conversation was the love these guys have for the music and their craft. I saw a committed effort to entertain and accommodate. AS a result, a good time was had by all.
Oh, and they had a cool video screen backdrop.....