Fawsley Hall



eddiebuddyChuck Berry saves the day

Fawsley Hall near Daventry  – Christine and Stephens Ruby wedding anniversary and vow renewal 10th September 2016


We were under strict instructions not to play any Rock n roll as most of the guests were under 35 . Oasis , Blur and Artic monkeys were on the setlist .

Our host for the night , Stephen, was a massive music fan , he had witnessed all the greats from Chuck Berry to the Beatles taking in Little Richard and Eddie Cochran along the way , so the no rock n roll remit was odd to say the least.

Anyway, after staring at a sparse dance floor for 20 mins we decided drastic action was needed and bravely played Johnny b Goode. It had an immediate impact,  like moths to a flame ,  guests young and old ran to the dance floor to dance their pants off. Even a pair of young teenagers were twisting and jiving like it was 1959 .

The thing is , rock n roll is timeless , the grooves are irresistible,  the melodies are instantly recognisable and lyrics are so clever and unforgettable .Saturday just went to show , in a contest between new and old , there is only one winner . Back in the 50’s and 60’s a classic song came along every single week , we are lucky now if a true classic comes along once a year ! And don’t talk to me about Coldplay !

I know music is subjective and everyone has their own preferences , but as a drummer in a function band having played hundreds of parties , I can say without doubt that rock n roll will endure long after Lady ga ga and Olly Murrs have been consigned to the recycle bin.
Check out Chuck at his best , charismatic , funny and brilliantly crafted songs .



We finished off with Sweet Caroline with everyone in a circle singing their hearts out, good luck to our couple , may the take on their renewed vows with gusto and book the fuzz for their Golden anniversary. Hoorah !!!!


received the following review through High Times Entertainments




Myself and Richard would like to pass on a massive thank you for playing at our wedding on Saturday. We had the most amazing day and you made the evening reception!!  The dance floor was full and everyone had a great time.  There was lots of dodgy dancing and bouncing around… Led by myself 😉  The number of people who commented on how great you were is unreal. We really can’t put into words how fab you were.  We will definitely be passing on our recommendations.”






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