Three or four times a year, Adam Thomas and the Souljers take over Boboli, a vibrant Italian restaurant in Kibworth, Leicestershire to perform our residency gig. Take a look inside...
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When we were approached by Gina from Sytner BMW Leicester about a charity performance for Rainbows, we jumped at the chance to help out. We've performed for Loros on numerous occasions, sung at charity events for individuals, several breast cancer gigs, opened up large scale events like Relay For Life and Oxjam and Adam has even performed with Jasper Carrott for the Variety Club and Alexander O'Neal for Legends of Sport! Rainbows was a charity that had always been on our wishlist and so it was a privilege to join them for their 2012 Ladies night!
The Sytner showroom was emptied of cars and, in their place, stalls of exhibitors (including fancy cupcakes and the National Space Centre!) set up in preparation for a fantastic evening.
Once the managing director had made everyone feel welcome, Adam Thomas and the Souljers performed a 15 minute (in your face!) set to really get the party started. The lovely audience soon warmed up and, despite the strange surroundings (for a show at least), sang along and cheered all the way through!
Following a catwalk show and auction, Adam took to the stage once more for another 15 minute blast! We had so much fun and were so proud to be a part of the evening (raising in excess of £4,000 no less!).
Congratulations to Gina and the team for such a succesful event! Check out the article in Countryside La Vie and look out for another Rainbows performance blog post coming soon :)
Gorgeous vintage table settings
We were greeted by a thoroughly vintage scene: from lace bunting and chair bows to a retro suitcase featuring a "Just Married" sign. Candles, hand-tied bouquets and chic little cups and saucers... The Orangery looked stunning.
The couple had thought about so many little touches
The bride and groom looked equally amazing with Sarah modelling a vintage ivory lace gown (in keeping with her theme of course) and Gary wearing a particularly dapper and dashing pinstripe suit with waistcoat (I think Adam had his eye on this... He's one for a nice suit himself you know!)
Check out Mr Suave!
The newlyweds had decided to have their speeches at the beginning of their evening reception and so, once the groom and best man had said their bits and the ’thank yous’ had been done, the happy couple cut their wedding cake and took to the floor for their first dance: At Last by Etta James
A beautiful first dance to Etta James
Their bridal party and guests joined them on the dancefloor for Adam's first live set of swing, Michael Bublé and Rat Pack classics...
Act 1: Swing, Rat Pack and Buble
and the new Mrs Chamberlain even led the New York, New York kick line with her female guests in tow!
The bride and her 'girls' on the dancefloor
As you can see, Adam's not one to be out done though!!
Adam's kicks are getting higher and higher!
After the guests had tucked into a well-earned buffet, they regrouped on the dancefloor for Act 2! This time Adam was joined on stage by his Souljers and the audience lapped up the mix of soul, Motown and pop music... Most even joining in with the choreography too! Can you spot the groom in this quick clip? ;)
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After the beautiful bride had danced her last dances, after Adam had finally had a cuddle from their little girl and after the exceptionally lovely groom had gushed about the show and showered us with wonderful compliments (he was so sweet!), Sarah and Gary left among lots of smiling guests with signed photoframes in hand and a beautiful 10 month old baby girl in their arms... What a lucky couple! We wish you all the luck in the world guys and many happy years together :) x x x
Another one of the lovely retro pieces that they used
Last night's wedding took place at the Macdonald Ansty Hall in Coventry - a beautiful venue that we perform at a lot and really, really love. With a sprinkling of snow and lots of lovely guests, Lori and James had their perfect wintery wedding :)
Their Personalised Photo Frame
The evening reception took place in the Orangery and the happy couple were so excited about the live shows... a chance to finally let their hair down! Lori had initially wanted to surprise James by booking Adam Thomas and the Souljers but, eventually, she gave in and told him anyway!
Lori's beautiful bridal bouquet
The scene was set for a fantastic evening and, a little after 8pm, their guests gathered around the edge of the dancefloor for the final formality of the day: the first dance!
A first dance to Sigur Ros
They had an enchanting and very unique first dance choice (Sigur Ros - Hoppipolla) which really created a lovely mood for the beginning of the first live set as well.
Adam kicks off the first set of live entertainment
Act 1 saw their guests singing along to That's Amore, dancing to Save The Last Dance and high-kicking to New York, New York... in fact, even the bride joined the kick line!
After tucking in to the buffet, guests were treated to a second live set by Adam Thomas and the Souljers: particular favourites seemed to be Brown Eyed Girl, This Love and floor-filler Kissed A Girl.
During the first live set, Adam had gained a special little fan...
Adam and his side kick!...
and , whilst we rocked the Orangery with the second set, he became a mini Souljer! This little dude copied every move we did and even got to wear Adam's glasses and Tom's hat!
Adam and Mini Me!
After a bit of 90's dance music and a chance for the male guests to show off their dance skills, the groom finally got his Madness fix and a jump around!
I'm guessing that Lori, James and their entourage are just as shattered as we are this morning... the only difference is that the lucky couple are jetting off to Paris as we speak! It's alright for some! :)
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Finally, we want to wish you both all of the luck in the world: have a great honeymoon and a great future together :) x x x
Sunday 24th October 2010, 10am - 4pm
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