What Other Sydney Wedding Band Gets Reviews Like This?
We play at lots of weddings. I commonly get “thanks you” messages, either by email or text message. Occasionally I get hand written thank you letters. My question is, what other Sydney wedding bands gets reviews like this?
Good Evening Slide,
I just want to thank you again for the fabulous job you did entertaining the guests at Katie and Tim’s wedding. I’m so thankful we engaged a band with such a diverse musical repertoire and also has the intelligence to select appropriate music for various points in a function.
We have had great feedback from all the guests particularly the New Zealand contingent. Everyone was so impressed with your musical talent, your energy and how you didn’t break the whole night with one song leading immediately into the next.
Slide we hope that some time in the future we have the opportunity to ask you to another function and we will certainly recommend you to family and friends.
Catherine is the mother of the bride. The bride (Katie) married Tim (the groom).
Katie’s Dad is originally from New Zealand, so there were a certain number of Kiwis who had journeyed from ‘across the ditch’ to attend the wedding.
New Zealanders always love the band. We should tour there. They definitely seem to ‘get’ what we’re about.
Here’s some footage from the night…
The venue was Athol Hall in Mosman. I must have played at this venue about one hundred times over the years.
One of the things about being in Sydney’s best wedding band is that you get to play in all the best venues around town. What we love about Athol Hall is the simplicity. The building has rustic charm and fits in perfectly with our pre-dinner drinks music. Here’s an example…
If there’s one venue in Sydney that suits the band better than anywhere else in Sydney, it’s got to be Athol Hall, AND… if there’s one venue that we have played at more than any other venue in Sydney, it’s got to be Athol Hall.
Set in Sydney Harbour National Park, Athol Hall is just down from Taronga Zoo off Bradley’s Head Road in Mosman on Sydney’s lower North Shore. It has views across to the Sydney CBD.
There are four things that I love about Athol Hall;
The outdoor space
The indoor space
The owner of the business
The native wildlife
The Outdoor Space
Athol Hall boasts an expansive lawn, surrounded by native Australian bushland. This is a perfect setting for the band to perform in our “roving acoustic” format, but rather than trying to describe this using words, these film clips will show this better.
The Indoor Space
The hall itself is wooden and approximately a hundred years old and has loads of rustic charm. Old wood enhances the quality of resonance. Much the same as an old violin or double bass having a superior sound, when the band plays acoustically inside the hall, the sound is amazing.
The hall is the perfect size for weddings and parties. We recently played at a wedding there for 30 people. We have also played there for a capacity crowd of around 160.
Here’s the band rocking out at Athol Hall (later in the evening).
The Owners Of The Business (Athol Hall)
In this day and age, a function-venue actually being run by a husband and wife partnership is a rarity. I would estimate 95% of function-venues in Sydney are run by corporations with vast networks of managers and staff. What is so refreshing about playing at Athol Hall is that every time we turn up there to play, the business owner, Susan Hewitt is there setting things up and liaising with other suppliers. We have a chat and a catch up before we get on with things. It’s so refreshing!
The Native Wildlife
This is a superb venue if you are going to have guests coming from overseas. The wildlife is surprisingly tame. They help create that ‘uniquely Australian’ vibe. There are kookaburras, possums, bush turkeys and lizards. Check out the cheeky possum in this clip (below).