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5 Things you didn’t know about Down Street Band

1. They are named after the street where a few of them met, Down Street in Mayfair.

2. They recorded all their songs in one long day, including videos and photos!

3. The most popular event they play for is wedding receptions.

4. Their most requested first dance song is Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud.

5. If one of the main players is already busy, they have a pool of about 15 fabulous players who ‘dep’ in and out with them.

WANT TO LEARN MORE? GET IN TOUCH!

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Down Street Wedding Photos

Popular Blue Flamingo Band Down Street had the privilege of playing at a beautiful wedding just over a month ago.  The gorgeous venue was the Great Hall at Royal Holloway.
Here are some beautiful photos from Kit Myers Photography.

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10 Epic First Dance Songs: Classic, Quirky & Stylish

Whether you’re looking for classic, quirky, stylish or popular here are a few of the BEST first dance tunes!

Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
We’ve had SO many requests for this great tune and you can see why…

Etta James – At Last
A favourite and oft performed by Jasper & Ruby

Can’t Take My Eyes Off of you – Lauryn Hill
A quirky take on an old favourite

I won’t Let you Go – James Morrison
Does what it says on the tin!

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square – Vera Lynn
‘Two Lovers met in Mayfair’ – a song for London Lovers

Lucky – Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat
A Song for Best Friends (as recommended by @LaniCharlwood)

All At Sea – Richard Walters
Something a little different

Kiss Me – Sixpence None the Richer
So simple, so effective

Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight
Cheeky, fun & upbeat

 La Valse d’Amelie – Yann Tiersen
Something classical, beautiful & different.  Recommended by @andyjosefDAM, California, USA

and one more for free!….

Marry You – Bruno Mars
What more could you want?

Need more advice?  Get in touch and do let us know your favourites!
And by the way – that epic photo at the top?  By our friends Charlwood Photography!

~BF

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Student Guitar Workshop ‘Gig Lab’ North London

5652337_orig If you’re a student guitarist in North London and free July 27th-29th, GET INVOLVED!  Great chance to work with great musicians including our very own Down Street Band!   07715 272 878 / foresoundmusic@gmail.com (More Info below)

Press Release from Foresound Music:

“We are very excited to announce the launch of the very first Annual GIG LAB, launching this JULY 2015 in the heart of Winchmore Hill. I have attached a flyer to this email and would appreciate it if you could circulate it to your network.

Gig Lab is an Annual Workshop for Guitarists of Intermediate level. 

Running for the first time in 2015, this 3 day intensive course gives local aspiring Guitarists the chance to learn from an industry professional in a creative atmosphere of the Winchmore Hill Friends Meeting House. Participants will learn how to improvise and carry themselves in a live performance, will get the chance to workshop a well known piece of their choice whilst working on improving their playing skills, and finally, will be given the chance to audition for a LIVE guest spot in Winchmore Hill’s best loved gastro-pub, The Kings Head.

The course will be taught by Phil Short, Professional Guitarist and Teacher, and is hosted by ForeSound School of Music. Phil is well known in the industry, having played on Radio 1 Live Lounge and numerous national tours with artists like Tyler James and ChipMunk. Down Street, a well loved central London function band will join us this year as our guest band; their members acting as audition panel.

Click on the links to find out more about Phil Short, DownStreet and ForeSound School of Music

For Guitarists at Intermediate Level (Basic knowledge of chords, a few scales, can play through a piece without concern) 

Age 11+

July 27th-29th from 9.30 every day

We are thrilled by this addition to ForeSound’s offering, and look forward to its growth both in talented participants and in reputation!”

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Down Street Party Band @ Floripa

down street party wedding band from London play live at floripa london as they're really cool and fun and cheap and value for money!  All at Blue Flamingo!

One of our epic party bands are playing at Floripa London this Wednesday 7th January 2014.  Check out the Facebook event here and check out their website here.  Playing all things pop, soul, motown, rock and all that’s in-between!