Wedding music in sunny California

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The happy couple, Simon and Brittany.

One of the best things about being a wedding musician is getting to travel around for work and see lots of new places– especially if it’s somewhere hot and sunny! This month I was lucky enough to be invited to play at a wedding in California’s capital city, Sacramento. It was for a lovely couple called Simon and Brittany who were getting married at a local yacht club and wanted me to play live music for both their pre-wedding cocktail party and the big day itself.
My sets included my usual fare such as Billy Joel, Elton John and Oasis on both the keyboard and guitar. I also threw in some local crowd pleasers, like Hotel California— which, as you can imagine, went down very well considering the location!  For the wedding ceremony itself, the couple wanted a song by Emeli Sandé called This is Where I Sleep which I learnt especially for the occasion.  
I was able to play outside which is something I quite often do at weddings here in the UK, when the weather is good enough.
It was a brilliant couple of days and I even had a few of the guests asking whether I’d be available to play over in the States again later in the year, which would be great!

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