Regular readers will remember that in my last blog I was getting ready to fly to Canada on holiday… Well, that was eventful! I’m over the moon to say that during our travels, my partner-in-crime, Chris, proposed and we’re getting married in April! I’m super excited to be on the other end of the bridal emails and get organising. For anyone interested, or any brides-to-be looking for ideas, I’ll be blogging about the big day closer to the time so watch this space!
I have full-on wedding fever, having just returned from an epic 3-day Indian wedding in Khao Lak, Thailand with Entourage (me on electric violin, André Saxman Brown on sax and Deji Carr on percussion). First off, we stopped in Bangkok to perform at two club night events – one at Havana Social (the Cuban club we featured in this video), and one at Above Eleven (a rooftop Peruvian restaurant and bar on the top floor Fraser Suites Hotel). It was great to come back and play here at what are now a couple of our regular haunts, and I never tire of the view from Above Eleven overlooking the cityscape of Bangkok. Such cool venues to play at!
After a few days in Bangkok, we hopped on a plane to Phuket and into a car to the JW Marriot hotel in Khao Lak. Absolutely. Stunning. We were due to perform on the 2nd and 3rd days of the actual wedding celebrations: at the Mehendi lawn/pool party, the Sangeet after party, and the reception after party. This crowd sure knew how to party and we were up playing until past 4am both nights. This made me feel super rock and roll, until I realised 4am is basically 9pm UK time, but ssshhhh! (Still hard-core.)
The wedding was beautiful. The venue location by the beach, together with the way each room was dressed and themed with incredible flower arrangements, made this wedding completely out of this world. What a pleasure to be a part of it, and a big thank you to the bride and groom for having us! Here are some action shots from the week: