Duvet wedding goes viral

>>> Posted by Shelley - 27/01/2019

I am sure you have all heard of the vivacious artist Pascale Sellick by now? The story of her forthcoming nuptials has spread throughout the world. Receiving 130k shares on Ladbible in less than one day!

Quite Brazen, the Devon based wedding & function band are delighted to be a part of this spectacular art event, run by 'wedding planner' Anna Fitzgerald of Woohoo art events, based in Exmouth. You can find more information here: WooHoo art events

Pascale will be declaring her love and 'marrying' her beloved duvet on Sunday 10th February at 2pm at Rogemont Gardens, Exeter, Devon. The dress code for attendees is sleepwear of course – think pyjamas, slippers, dressing gowns. You can 'bring a bottle' – a hot water bottle that is! To keep yourself warm if its a bit chilly.

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After the vows, the wedding party will head over to The Glorious Art House at 120 Fore Street, Exeter for the wedding reception, where the cake will be cut and the bride & duvet will have their first dance.

Its a small and intimate venue so we will be performing acoustically and playing our usual mixture of fun pop, britpop, indie and a touch of rock interlaced with cool classic tracks. The aim is to liven up the party, get everyone singing along and to celebrate the reasons behind this amazing event.

As a professional wedding band with over 10 years experience, Quite Brazen have had the pleasure of providing the entertainment for hundreds of couples. Pascale & Duvet are their first Art Wedding. What is interesting about this event is that woohoo is also making art accessible to all in a way that involves everyone. How many bridesmaids? As many who want to come along dressed as bridesmaids. The people who join in the event become a piece of the event themselves. Not just bystanders, but wedding guests.

Picasso once said “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life”. This rings true for this event. Break out your slippers and dressing gown and join Pascale & her Duvet in celebrating self care. Loving yourself is so important. Lets face it, we have all wanted to take a duvet day at some point or another. Turning to your personal space for comfort if that is the only place you feel safe.

The message is that there is no need to be lonely, come and celebrate with us all. Join the party, make some new friends and be a part of this living work of art. An inclusive art event, opening up important discussions about loneliness, self love and looking after yourself. Breaking down those barriers.


South West - Regional Wedding Band of the Year!!!

>>> Posted by Shelley - 01/01/2016

We were absolutely stunned and delighted to find out that Quite Brazen had won Regional Wedding Band of the Year, South West in the prestigious Wedding Industry Awards.

This means so much to us as a professional wedding & function band as these awards are based solely on verifiable client only votes & feedback.

This means that only those clients whom we have performed at their wedding between a certain time, are eligible to vote. We were given no indication of the outcome of these votes until the regional awards night which was held at the gorgeous Maunsel House in Somerset.

Quite Brazen best wedding band 2016

We had the opportunity to meet and mingle with the other regional finalists who provide many different types of wedding services, from cakes to dresses, makeup to photography and everything in between.

After a few cheeky cocktails courtesy of Beetle-Juice Cocktail bar, we cheered on all of the worthy entrants & winners from every category.

We were so overwhelmed to hear our name called out as a regional winner and enjoyed a glass of bubbly with our friend & fellow entrant, Jackie from Jax-Glam Beauty (Bristol based make-up artist)

The feedback we have received from our clients, along with their reasons for booking us and their overall voter scores have just blown us away. We always aim to provide good quality musical entertainment for our clients that enhances their special day. Their happiness is what keeps us enjoying what we do.

From the feedback we were left, it appears that we did exactly what we set out to do.

Thank you so much to everyone who voted and for your immensely kind words about us, our services and our music. You guys mean the world to us and we were so privileged to share your special day.


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Watergate Bay Hotel, 20th June 2015

>>> Posted by Shelley - 27/06/2015

What a stunning location for a beautiful hotel! Quite Brazen arrived at the gorgeous Watergate Bay hotel and were greeted immediately with huge smiles from their lovely staff who are very professional and organised, yet relaxed and good humoured.

Upon our arrival, the lovely bride and groom, Kim & Richard, were in the midst of their wedding ceremony in the events space which overlooks the bay itself and afterwards they enjoyed a champagne reception in the stunning restaurant.

Working alongside the highly efficient Watergate bay team, we set up in the dedicated events space post ceremony, enjoying the views of the bay as we put together our set up for the evening ahead.

And my, what an evening it was!

Their first dance was 1000 years (Christina Perry) performed by the band, and the couple invited their guests up for a smooch with them before the night kicked off in style. Quite Brazen played a huge selection of pop, rock and indie hits and the dance floor was busy all night long, perfect rump shaking, smooth moves, dance off's and plenty of fun!

We are always so honoured to share in our clients special day, especially when they are so much fun and another plus is that we get to enjoy the surroundings of such a stunning venue.

Best wishes for the future both of you!


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>>> Posted by Shelley - 27/01/2015

Quite Brazen at Lifton Farm Devon

Quite Brazen were absolutely delighted to be asked by the Launceston Road Runners club to provide the entertainment for their annual awards ceremony.

Held at Lifton Farm Shop in its spacious 200 seater function room, with its gorgeous oak beams and modern feel. The red carpet was rolled out ready to welcome well dressed guests in black tie finery with a sneaky paparazzi photo and drink on arrival.

It wasn't long before the initial tentative foot tapping and discreet rump shaking turned into a full on dance off as willing participants pulled their friends onto the dance-floor to pull some shapes with us.

After all the exercise, it was time to refuel with a delicious premium spread of amazing locally produced food including locally reared beef and ham, home made coleslaw, fresh salad, freshly baked bread rolls and locally produced butter and a decadent clotted cream on the pud.

The awards ranged from performance of the year to most improved runner – it sounded exhausting just listening to the running times and marathon lengths! Up to these ultra fit runners, it made me feel rather lazy I have to say!

The night continued on with our second set taking the crowd through some high energy anthems and sing-a-longs complete with air guitar, booty bopping and plenty of fun. The photo booth accessories having made an appearance on the dance-floor where very short shorts and 118 shirts replaced glamorous dresses and wigs, crazy glasses and feather boas accentuated the smart dress of the fellas.

All in all, it was a fantastic evening and we had a great time. Thank you so much for choosing Quite Brazen to provide the entertainment for your function. It was an honour and pleasure to perform for such a great crowd of people.


MJ Cajons

>>> Posted by Shelley - 14/01/2015

MJ Cajons

Excited!!! Quite Brazen have received delivery of a brand spanking new MJ High Beat Cajon! We hope to debut the cajon at an acoustic event soon with Neil taking the helm.

We are so pleased to endorse this particular product. For those of you not in the know, our previous drummer and good friend, Mr Matt Jackson, drum tech extraordinaire – professor cajon as he is endearingly known to us, is now a bonafide maker and distributor of his own line of beautiful, birch fronted Cajons. His line of Cajons being of high quality which show his passion for both design and function

Click here for more info

Matt offers a wide range of teaching methods for both full drum kits, cajon playing, group sessions and tuning...among many other things.

The cajon is a wonderful, versatile instrument. The cajon box drum is thought to have originated in Peru. In the 16th century, it wasn't unusual for folk to make these instruments from old packing crates and use them to replace the native drums of Africa. Cajon drums in Cuba were made from old drawers and other household box type structures and used to accompany Cuban and Latino Styles.

The word Cajon actually means box, or drawer in Spanish and is found as a major player in Spanish Flamenco music.

Matt has a range of different types of Cajon suitable for varying degrees of experience and taste.

Get in touch to see what he can do for you!


Happy New Year - 2015!!!

>>> Posted by Shelley - 01/01/2015

Well well well, what can we say! 2014 was a really fantastic year for the band. Firstly we had Steve join us on keyboards at the beginning of the year (has it been that long already?!?) we were finalists in the Westcountry Wedding Awards – the only LIVE band to make it to the finals, Quite Brazen became a LTD company and we spent many hours entertaining at so many different corporate events, private parties and Weddings.

It is this year that we wave goodbye to our dear friend, the inimitable (perhaps even infamous!) Big G!!! After 4 years of fun, frolics, musical merriment and friendship, Big G is moving on to pastures new with his band, Cahoots who play a fantastic selection of punk, post punk and new wave covers – keep your eyes peeled for their gigs.

It is 2015 where we welcome Stuart Pearce on bass guitar. Bringing with him his funky moves, his funky bass playing and a new style. New photo's, videos & demo's to follow – Excited isnt the word!!!!

Quite Brazen are already known for covering modern and contemporary pop, rock and funk and this will be continuing into the future with our new line up and an ever eclectic range of tunes to get your party popping – everything from the Fratelli's to Bruno Mars.

Here's to the future everyone, wishing you all lots of love and best wishes, cheers!


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Yurt Camp Wedding Devon

>>> Posted by Shelley - 16/09/2014

We had a marvellous time celebrating the marriage of Lucy & Giles who chose to have their special day within the unique setting of Yurt Camp, Devon.

With its grand tipi tent towering over the beautiful woodland picnic benches and purpose built cafe area, surrounded by handsome trees – the overall feel of the day was natural, relaxed, organic and definitely full of love.

It was underneath a blanket of stars that the party truly came to life, with our swirling disco lights adding to the beauty of the night sky and forming the backdrop to what was an exceptionally fun filled al fresco evening.

Starting the proceedings with their first dance, 'Kiss Me' (Sixpence none the richer) performed by us – the bride and groom were absolutely lost in each other and then when everyone else joined in, such a lovely moment and a real privelege for us to be asked to provide the soundtrack to their day.

Playing two high energy sets of live music throughout the night, we were throughly entertained by the beautiful bride and groom and their guests. It was an absolute pleasure to be there with them all. The 500 miles dance will arguably have to go down in history as one of the BEST that I have ever seen and included the most energetic leg kicks from a fab young guest who definitely enjoyed herself (well done Amy!) we also have to mention a strange performance art dance that included some jelly snake sweets and all topped off with a bit of a dance off. All whilst singing at the top of their lungs. This was one heck of a party!

Congratulations to you both, we wish you lots of love and happiness for the future : )

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Wiltshire Wedding

>>> Posted by Shelley - 14/09/2014

Quite Brazen in wiltshire

It was slap bang in the middle of a gorgeous field in Wiltshire that Emily & Hugh held their wedding celebrations. It was the beginning of August, high summer. The day was beautifully sunny with blue skies as far as the eye could see. The perfect day for love and celebrations.
Sadly Hugh and Emily had been let down at the last minute by their entertainment and contacted us to see if we could help - low and behold, we only had one date left in August which fortunately was the very date they needed!! we were delighted to be able to help this lovely couple who were so relaxed and full of good humour.
We arrived and were greeted grandly by a handsome chap in a flat cap holding an impressive pint of ale in a proper glass tankard and he directed us towards the celebration tent. Food was in the midst of being prepared by the caterers and smelled utterly delicious – Kedgeree and Vegeree (we had the vegeree which was AMAZING! Yum, thanks guys)
Setting up behind the curtain, we could hear the fun beyond and knew instantly that this was going to be a great night.
Taking the floor for their first dance as husband and wife, Emily looked stunning in her gorgeous gown and her handsome groom Hugh was dashing in his suit.
Their first dance was 'You got the love' (Candi Staton/Florence) performed by us – and we began the song as the curtains opened to present the beautiful couple to their friends and family. The moment was perfect and the cheers showed how much these two meant to everyone celebrating with them.
The night continued as it began with plenty of dancing, fun and frolicks, a stray fox served us a drink each (ha!) and the rousing wall of sound that came from everyone singing the line 'I got soul but i'm not a soldier' over and again was so immersive and surreal it was like playing Wembley!
Thank you Hugh & Emily for choosing Quite Brazen to provide the soundtrack to your special day. It was an honour and a privelege. Wishing you lots of love & best wishes for the future!

Always & Forever Wedding Fayre

>>> Posted by Shelley - 20/08/2014

What a great day! We were invited to perform at the Always & Forever wedding fayre by Lynsey Bickell, editor of always and forever magazine and chief organiser of the event.

On the day we played two 30 minute sets and had the pleasure of meeting lots of 'due to be weds' seeking ideas for their big day. It is such a pleasure to meet brides and grooms at the planning stage of their big day. Its such an exciting time, finding all those things that will reflect each others tastes and the amalgamation of these tastes that unite the two of them together.

The fayre attracted many wonderful wedding suppliers, each with their own unique service aimed at enhancing your special day. It was fantastic to meet everyone and have a chat about our experiences and share ideas. It is so important to find wedding suppliers that you get along with and who can offer you a top service at reasonable rates.

We were impressed by several providers on the day, such as the wonderful Cybel's Vintage Hire who offers sumptious goodies to enhance your wedding day from vintage table coverings, glasswear and tea sets to a magnificent vintage caravan called Gladys! The perfect choice to add that touch of beautiful nostalgia to your event. This sort of thing is right up my street, girl in her element!

Those cake lovers among you would be spoilt and delighted by the scrumptious 'cocktail' cupcakes on offer by Lucia at The White Rose Bakery with many delectable delights on offer, the band were very impressed by her strawberry daiquri cupcakes! Get in touch with Lucia for details of how she can help create your vision of the perfect wedding cake.

Oaktree occasions make our mouths water with details of their gorgeous wedding breakfast menu's, buffet ideas and fab itinerary planning available for any type of occasion. An experienced team of professionals, bringing high quality food and impeccable service to your event. Lovely ladies. You can be reassured that if I was planning a wedding...I would no doubt call on Jo & Caroline.

This is not an exaustive list by any means, there were some fantastic suppliers from dresses to photography, hair and makeup, dentistry to kareoke messaging!

If you are seeking the right ideas for your wedding, it is well worth visiting a wedding fayre or two, you then might get to meet the people who will be making your day the best it can be.

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Huntsham Court Wedding

>>> Posted by Shelley - 12/05/2014

We were invited by the lovely Kate & Joe Constant to provide the entertainment for their wedding celebrations at the stunning Huntsham Court, Nr Tiverton. Huntsham Court homepage.

This beautiful and well appointed house is available for exclusive hire midweek and weekends at any time of year with 31 bedrooms allowing up to 74 guests with lots of lovely nooks and crannies to hide in.

We were welcomed warmly to the wedding venue by the vivacious Debby, event organiser extraordinaire, who had everything in hand ready for the evening events to proceed in a co-ordinated manner.

It was a pleasure to work with the team at Huntsham, a special mention goes to Nick – the night watchman, who had his beady eye on every movement in the house and its vicinity. A very helpful chap who had many a story to tell.

Speaking of Beady Eye – Nick informed us that the venue was previously used by none other than Liam Gallagher himself. The video for his bands song 'shine a light' features the cellar, fire pit and the great hall where we had the pleasure to perform.

The bride & groom and many of their guests are keen dancers and so although we were playing the tunes – we were thoroughly entertained by some exceptional salsa dancing, shuffles and smooth moves!

Interweaving himself throughout the night was photographer Fernando Traqueno whos stunning images capture those wonderful fleeting moments from such a special day. I hear he is also quite the dancer himself!

All in all we had a splendid evening in a beautiful location with some wonderful people. It is always such a pleasure to be a part of such a special day. Congratulations Kate & Joe – may your future be filled with much happiness. Keep on dancing : )

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Promo video

>>> Posted by Shelley - 28/03/2014

It was a beautiful sunny day in March and the QB gang assembled at the professional and well equipped Momentum studios, Plymouth for the live recording of their musical medley promo of Get Lucky/Le Freak.

Warmly welcomed by owner, musician and producer extraordinaire Josiah Manning, we got down to the all important apects of the day – such as having a nice cup of tea. It was 9am after all. I did feel slightly dishevelled after the drive but the car hair was well hidden by the headphones! I have to say, it felt rather decadent to be wearing sequins at breakfast time!

After setting up our gear in the live room – the cameras were positioned, instruments tuned, sound checked and we began with a trial run through. Due to the expertise of the producer and film maker – overall, we were done in three takes – each take getting a few different angles for the video and a 'best of three' on the audio.

A great experience was had – It was a lot of fun and we are very pleased with the results. The video you see before you is Quite Brazen, recorded totally LIVE with no overdubbing. What you see and hear, is what you get – we hope you like it too : )

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A sparkling evening

>>> Posted by Shelley - 01/03/2014

Quite Brazen westcountry wedding awards

Ian and I had the pleasure of respresenting Quite Brazen at the recent Westcountry Wedding Awards where we had been selected as Finalists. It was so wonderful to be chosen to attend as the awards are based purely on client votes and after reading some of the wonderful feedback, we were quite frankly bowled over!
We arrived by limo to the gorgeous Guild Hall, Plymouth at 6pm – huge thanks to westcountry limo's and cars for getting us there in style.
The evening fell near to our 6 year anniversary which was also back when Quite Brazen was formed as a simple acoustic duo so for us it was celebrating all we had become with hard work, dedication and our passion for entertainment and service.
After a picture and a cheeky glass of bubbles on entry we had the chance to chat with other finalists before sitting down to eat a scrumptious meal.
Well done to the students at Plymouth University for putting on such a marvellous evening!
Seated at the now infamous table 4, we had a fantastic time with some wonderful people who provide highly recommended wedding services; The smashing Cornwall based Paul Keppel wedding photographer , the dashing Alan Lomax of F3 Design – who does wonderful bespoke wedding and event stationery, Kate Walker, the gorgous and wonderfully talented winner of the best bridal outfitter category - a bespoke bridalwear designer based in Honiton and of course we cannot forget to mention the fab events team from Eden Project, Cornwall who specialise in making non traditional wedding dreams come true – wedding in a rainforest anyone? The genies of wedding planning, your wish is their command.
A special mention goes out to the delightfully talented 4tissimo string quartet who provided us with some brilliant entertainment throughout the evening. Genuinely lovely people with a clear passion for music, their repertoir was right up my street – who can resist a bit of Guns & Roses or Jimi Hendrix, string quartet style!
Although Quite Brazen were not overall entertainment category winners – we certainly felt like winners - after all, we were the only live wedding band to make it through!
With finalists from every catgory you can think of, from wedding cars to cakes, photographers, venues and dresses to hairdressers and make-up artists – all recognised for service excellence within the wedding industry. You cannot go wrong when you choose any supplier with a WWA logo. Finalist or winner.
More about the awards: Westcountry wedding awards

The perfect debut

>>> Posted by Shelley - 01/03/2014

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What a fantastic evening! Last nights public gig at The Park Hotel, Exmouth went down in history as one of the most fun, sweaty and singalong filled evenings we have experienced. The dancefloor was filled with limber participants, fuelled by tall glasses of confidence puchased at the bar, making shapes that have yet to be analysed by mathmaticians! It was the perfect night to debut Mr Steve Jackson on keys, who expertly complemented the Quite Brazen sound as if he had always been there. It is always a pleasure to play public gigs, it allows us to let our hair down, try out new songs and meet potential clients as well as feeling right royally entertained by you too. Anyone who missed this fab night, dont worry - we are back at the Park in June and have a handful of other public performances coming up throughout 2014.

Westcountry Wedding Awards

>>> Posted by Shelley - 18/02/2014

Quite Brazen Devon wedding band awards

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Quite Brazen are finalists in the Westcountry Wedding Awards. The awards are the longest running and most prestigious awards for commending service excellence. Voting is by YOU the client and all votes are checked and verified. We are totally overwhelmed by the response of our previous clients and truly appreciate you all taking the time to vote for us. We are honoured to be chosen to provide the entertainment on such an important and special day in your lives and we are so pleased that we made you happy. Service excellence is a very important part of our work and is just as important as entertaining you on the night. By offering a simple booking process, easy communication and as much support as is needed - we aim to take the stress away from your evening plans. We will keep you posted on the event itself - the awards ceremony is to be held on 6th March in Plymouth, look out for our blog exclusive and photos! Fingers crossed everyone and thank you once again, it means so much : )

Quite Brazen wedding band Devon NYE

What a fabulous year it has been for Quite Brazen. We have had the pleasure of performing at some fantastic weddings and shared good times with some down right lovely people. It is hard to believe that it was early in 2013 that Neil joined us on drums after Matt left the band to explore the wonderful world of organic original music. A year on Neil is now a real part of the QB family and its like he has always been with us. On the same note we are pleased to say that Matt has found much success with his band 'With Nell and I' and is now focusing on many more musical projects - great news for our dear friend.
Our NYE party at the Anchor Inn Sidmouth was great fun thanks to our fabulous hosts Trevor and Denise. We played some fun music, met some wonderful people and a thoroughly good night was had by all. We welcomed in 2014 with a rebel rousing Auld Lang Syne and kept the fun going until the early hours. For those of you looking for a great night in Sidmouth with excellent food we heartily recommend the Anchor Inn. Did someone say cheese and pineapple sandwiches? heavenly!

Jingle bells...

>>> Posted by Shelley - 21/11/2013

Our recent christmas photoshoot went very well, thanks to Kate Harris photography, Torquay. Santa pimp was dressed for action, the presents were wrapped and ready under the tree and saucy Miss Claus eagerly grappling with gifts galore. Look out for the new pics at our christmas gigs coming up at Franklins, Exmouth and The Bell Inn, Bovey Tracey. The rest of the pics were totally bananas.......sneaky peaks of that are soon to come...we will keep you posted :P

Sound Limiters

>>> Posted by Shelley - 18/10/2013

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You may have seen these appearing in your local pub. They are a box on the wall that lights up as the noise increases. The more noise the more lights glow and when it glows red it cuts the electricity to the stage area. They are normally fitted in venues with a history of noise complaints. In theory they are great for protecting your hearing and allowing the neighbours to sleep. In practice they are usually fitted and calibrated incorrectly. These boxes are normally fitted near the stage and are a big problem for live bands. One hit from a drum is normally all it takes to cut the power which then requires someone to go and reset the meter. Imagine if this happened in your first dance! These devices are starting to appear in private wedding venues where there are no neighbours or noise complaints! They should be set to a level that would allow a band to play but are often set to between 80-90db which is slightly more than the volume of a vacuum cleaner. An acoustic drum on its own can be 105db. While we don't want to play too loud it can be a distraction to the band as we would always be watching for the red light. The sudden loss of electricity to the stage can also damage our equipment as pro audio gear using valves must be powered up and down in the correct order. Always ask if your venue has a sound limiter and if it will be in use at your event. If your party is in a hotel and your have also booked out the rooms there is no need for it to be used. For venues where noise has to be kept to a minimum we can use an electronic drum kit and reduce the bass but the party atmosphere can be lost.

Planning your reception

>>> Posted by Shelley - 08/10/2013

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When it comes to planning the perfect evening reception, there are a few things to consider. Taking into consideration your theme, your venue style and what is truly you and unique to you both as a couple. Injecting your personality can be really important in creating the right ambiance for your evening celebration. One thing to start off with is to decide what kind of reception you will have.

  • Will you be choosing a traditional or more bespoke/unique reception? In a traditional reception the bride and groom have a reception line where guests shake hands with the family as they arrive,
  • The decorating of the wedding car (some vintage style weddings have started incorporating this old gem again, very cute for summer weddings)
  • The cutting of the cake,
  • The speeches - When will your speeches be? - during the meal or during the night itself?
  • Will you be leaving early for Honeymoon (traditional) or partying to midnight and beyond?
  • Are you having professional structured photography or does your photographer work organically, interweaving themselves into the natural flow of the day for a paparazzi style approach?
  • Will you be having a break for food during the night?
  • Any other entertainment (Photobooth, sweet station, games etc)
  • In terms of music, choosing a band that suits your style is important, Quite Brazen tend to have something for everyone in their repertoire, everything from Dusty Springfield to Blur, Oasis and Adele and Katie Perry to Madness and The Kings of Leon. As well as offering great live music, Quite Brazen also offer a fully customisable Disco for the interval and after session. With over 30,000 tracks available we can create a playlist as unique as you both. Talking to friend and family before the event is a great way of getting people involved, especially if you are inundated with offers of help! Get friends to discuss and add ideas for tracks that have been important in your lives, recalling good times, interesting moments at university or memories of sun sea and sandy holidays past. We will incorporate this into your evening and reflect your personalities and that of your friends and family through the power of music. If you are having other entertainment, announcements by the band can be made for guests to take advantage of what is on offer.
    First dance songs;
    Many couples struggle with this aspect - some couples choose not to do this at all. Its a very exposing moment and if you are shy it may be best to not have the full dance alone but allow the band to call everyone else to the floor to support you. We have had many requests for various different songs, Eminem's "Superman" was and still is the most surprising request so far! The most rebel rousing was starting with Guns and Roses "Sweet child o'mine" which made for a very energetic first dance including full air guitar. Amazing! Sometimes we get far more entertained by watching you guys have fun! In any case, a first dance song is significant as it marks the beginning of your evening celebration. Its a moment to choose a song that sums up your personalities, your feelings towards each other and perhaps something that means alot to you both.
    We have various first dance songs such as:

  • I won't give up - Jason Mraz,
  • It must be love - Madness,
  • Kiss me - Sixpence none the richer,
  • Your song - Elton John/Ellie Goulding,
  • INXS - Never tear us apart,
  • Oasis - Let there be love.
  • If we are unable to perform your song live as a band or prefer the original track - we will provide the song you wish to have so you can rest assured that on the day, you are in safe and organised hands. With all of the above to consider, what is most important is that the day is what YOU want it to be.

    Typical evening reception:

  • Sit down meal ends at 6-6.30pm,
  • Band arrives to set up and sound check as venue clears away tables ready for the evening, during this time canapes/drinks reception and photos tend to occur.
  • 7.30pm soft music played through PA as evening guests arrive,
  • 8pm first dance followed by first live set,
  • 9pm evening food and interval disco session,
  • 10pm - 11pm live music followed by after disco until midnight.
  • Do consider the following is you are in a venue where guests may be present all day or during the evening set up arrangements - this might be a village hall, a marquee or barn. The set up of the band may include some disruption - although we do aim to be as discreet as possible. The sound check can be an issue for some couples. In this case, we can arrive early to set up in the venue prior to your arrival for the sit down meal (additional fees apply for this service) we have found that in some cases this can be very beneficial and allows the day to tick along nicely. With all these things to consider, don't feel overwhelmed. Its merely a suggestion to get you thinking about the perfect evening to end the perfect day x

    Small Venues? No problem!

    >>> Posted by Shelley - 15/09/2013

    acoustic wedding band Devon

    Wedding entertainment comes in many guises and with many budgets to cater for. Some might choose a large venue with room to spare for a band with all manner of equipment, lighting rigs and guitar pedals. A growing trend is for the small intimate venue which many due to be weds havent considered a 4 piece live band thinking there wont be enough room to accommodate them. Quite Brazen are pleased to be able to offer their lively, entertaining selves in even the smallest of rooms. Take for instance our appearance at the beautiful summer wedding of Richard and Laura Marsh at The horn of plenty, Tavistock. With only a bay window to utilise for our performance space we downsized to a shiny cajon drum, acoustic bass and lead guitars, effective lighting techniques and recreated a huge sound with minimal equipment. Small spaces for us are easily navigatable due to our flexibility and choice of instruments, set up and equipment used. So, next time you wish that you could accommodate a full band at your tiny wedding.....remember that your wish will come true with Quite Brazen.