Wedding Experiences


How do! I’ve had a nice little mention on Gold Standard Photography’s blog and feature in some of Kyle’s brilliant photos that showcase the frenzy we can whip up when we’re given the chance! Andy, the groom, conducts and arranges for the Manchester Show Choir. His special request for his and Sophie’s first dance was that we play accompanied by a stripped down version of his choir (about 30 voices) and perform a version of ‘High’ by the Lighthouse Family that he had arranged. It was a spine tingling moment when we had our first run through just after soundcheck – what a powerful sound! Thankfully, the collaboration was a success and the uplifting first dance set us all up for a fantastic night, with loads of dancing and singing, and even some quasi-hooliganistic launching of the groom into the air by some of the rowdier male guests… Have a…

How do! A friend of mine who is currently browsing around the net trying to get some wedding inspiration happened upon a fantastic blog aimed toward helping Grooms with their allocated share of the wedding plans… The post he landed on was an interview with Russell, a Groom I’d played for last year, and lo-and-behold there was another great little snap of me in there, courtesy of Blue Sky Photography. Have a peek and see the nice things Russell also said about me in the interview! There’s also of course lots of inspiration for gentlemen who are taking on their fair share of the wedding duties (or as much as they’ve been entrusted with at least!). And of course, if you’re looking for some inspiring musical entertainment for your big day – just drop me a line! Gillan x

Just had a lovely message through from David and Sally thanking me for singing throughout their big day at Peover Golf Club. We had a real blast, and ended up playing both live sets back to back, with a short break to swap guitars due to a broken string! David has sent through a couple photos from the daytime, so credit goes to their photographer Gemma Jones ( “Hi Gillan, Just a short note to say thank you to you and your band for performing at our Wedding. Everybody thought your acoustic set in the afternoon was amazing. You and the band were brilliant at night as you can see from the attached photos. Let us know if you have any public gigs planned as we would love to come and see you. Best Wishes David & Sally” If you’d like to come and see the Gillan Edgar Band for…

Grabbed just as proceedings were coming to an end, another lovely on-the-spot review; this time from the wonderful Alan and Laura Roberts. A large proportion of typically exuberant Scousers helped to make this a real banger of a night do. This was a strange one for me – solo singing with acoustic and DJing. What a combo! We had such a good time, with the requests coming thick and fast. Particular emphasis was given to LMFAO’s Party Rock Anthem – it had been the signature song of the lads’ stag do and, as you can imagine, it had the desired effect each of the three times (!) it was requested by the groom and his best man. Alan and Laura chose Fyfe Dangerfield’s beautiful version of ‘Always a Woman’ for their first dance, which gave me a good excuse to learn it for my own portfolio!

A lovely on-the-night review from Laura and the girls. Peckforton is always a pleasure to play at, particularly in the atmospheric Great Hall, and Ben and Laura had made some fantastic song choices. They asked for Guillemot’s gorgeous ‘Made Up Love Song’ as their first dance – we were only too happy to oblige! We played the wedding only a week or so before I was told about the fire that had caused an incredible amount of damage to the place. Such a shame about these events that have put a spanner in the works for so many couples getting married there. Here’s to a swift recovery Peckforton!

A lovely email popped into the inbox today courtesy of Tom from Silk Wedding Videos. He’s uploaded the film from a recent wedding we were both involved in – Kate & Andrew’s at Sandhole Oak Barn. As Tom mentions in the post, it’s a lovely venue, totally idyllic and is a pleasure to perform at! Kate and Andrew were a lovely couple and seemed to me to be having a fantastic day. And from the looks of the film, the rest of the wedding seems to have gone really well – pop over to Silk and have a gander for yourself (and keep an eye out for my little cameo!) – In other news, the new Gillan Edgar Band demo for 2011 is well underway now, so please get in touch if you’d like a copy sent out in the post once the polish has been applied. It’s always…

Booking a band is as simple as sending me an email with the date, location and what kind of music you’re after for your day. Do you want music during the Ceremony? While your guests are enjoying the Champagne reception? During the wedding breakfast? From the start to the very end of the night time festivities? We cover it all!