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Should you use a band agency to book your wedding band?

Should you use a band agency to book your wedding band?

There are pros and cons of using band agencies to find and hire a band for your wedding or party. We've listed them all here so you can make an informed decision... 1 Price - boo! This is the number one factor for most people. Using an agency will usually cost you...

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Elmore Court – Gloucestershire

Elmore Court – Gloucestershire

One of the great things about being in a wedding band is the amazing venues we get to play in. Elmore Court was our last wedding this year, and we have to say it was an excellent gig to finish the season with. Not least because we didn't have to lug our own PA system...

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End of Season Review 2018

End of Season Review 2018

Another wedding season draws to a close and I have to say this has been one of the most fun years we've had as a band. The Band Sean Randle, our drummer who joined us in 2016 is all bedded in. He's just so tight, so accomplished and creates great energy in...

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We love it when a plan comes together

We love it when a plan comes together

I have to say, Halflight have played some of our best ever weddings this year. This has happened for a number of reasons. It's usually a combination of the venue, the sound, the couple and the guests (and of course the food!). When we have one of these 'best ever'...

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Walton Park Hotel – Clevedon

Walton Park Hotel – Clevedon

The Halflight Trio returned to Walton Park Hotel in Clevedon on Saturday 4th March for Charlee and James' wedding, and I realised we never did blog about this venue the first time we played there. It struck me that it's actually a very nice hotel and makes for a great...

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Wedding Traditions – Keep or Ditch?

Wedding Traditions – Keep or Ditch?

If you’re getting married soon you might be trying to sift through all the 'shoulds' and traditions of marriage. What should you keep, and what should you discard? If you’re wondering what the symbolism of various wedding traditions are, here’s the lowdown:...

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Studio vs Live Demo Recordings

A lot of times when you're looking for a band, you'll hear polished sounding tracks recorded in a studio. These might sound just like the band does live, or they may well sound worse or even better. You can only be sure about how good a band is by seeing them live....

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Your First Dance – How to Make it Not Suck

Your First Dance – How to Make it Not Suck

Halflight have witnessed hundreds of first dances over the years and we've formulated some thoughts that you might find helpful to make yours a success.  The first dance is that thing you suddenly remember you still have to do even after the speeches have finished. It...

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