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It’s that time of year again, when the Souljers dust off their festive gear and try to be good boys for Santa. We would like to take this opportunity to reflect on last December’s highlights and we hope that this year’s festivities are just as magical.
The organisers had attended both the Snow Ball 2011 and the Hilton Hotel's New Year's Eve party, both of which featured Adam Thomas as their headline entertainment. Having seen both of these live performances, they arranged to have Adam joined by both his dancers and The Souljers for their own event!
Because we Can-Can!
Their guests were treated to a showstopping Can Can as soon as they had taken their seats: definitely one way of kicking the evening's entertainment off!
Following their meal, Adam Thomas performed a first set of swing and big band music (along with his female dancers) and had the audience swaying and singing along to classics such as Come Fly With Me, Save The Last Dance and Sway!
Welcome to the stage...
After a short break Adam returned to the stage but, this time, he was joined by his Souljers for a set of pop, soul and Motown numbers! Why Do Fools Fall In Love, Soul Man, Message To Rudy, Shake A Tail Feather: you name it, they covered it!
The organisers were delighted with the evening's entertainment and forwarded the following to the office shortly afterwards:
"Can you please pass on a huge thank you to the whole team for making Saturday such a brilliant night. The compliments have been coming in thick and fast. I suspect the lodge will never top it as Ladies Night’s go. Apparently we really broke the mould !!!! Truly money well spent. Still on a come down from the high on the night.
Will do our best to see you at the SnowBall and/or New Year’s Eve."
We're so thrilled that they enjoyed themselves so much and that the feedback that they received was so great: it makes what we do even more worthwhile (especially when they have seen so many of our shows already!) we also received an enquiry from the venue themselves the following day... They'd loved it too :)
We hope to perform there again very soon... We had a ball!!
All About Ruddington Grange
Ruddington Grange is a truly lovely little venue and could be a great venue for your wedding or special event. We loved it, maybe you will too!
Here's a little selection of great wedding shots taken by Jon Rouston Photography at Ruddington Grange.
A Big Band for A Big Day!
On 27th August 2010 we performed at the truly stunning and incredibly unique Norwood Park Hotel in Southwell, Nottingham for Danielle and Stephen Riggott... and what a lovely day we all had too.
Danielle and Stephen first heard about Adam after a recommendation from the lovely Paul at Spirits High Disco's (if you need a professional, reliable disco for your event then Paul is the man! He also happens to be thoroughly nice guy too!) and, after browsing the Adam Thomas website, that was enough for them to know that they wanted Adam and his 8 piece Swing & Soul Band to be a part of their big day!
The Day Itself
After arriving at the venue we realised that Danielle and Stephen had thought through every single meticulous detail and everything looked stunning: from the flowers to the cake, the dress to the venue itself.
Norwood Park is one of the best wedding venues in the Midlands and would make any wedding or special event stand out from the crowd simply because of it's stunning location, the truly unique courtyard and contemporary style mixed with traditional architecture. (If you haven't guessed already, we likey this venue!!)
The food is stupendous, the staff are friendly yet super efficient and professional and the all-round feel of the place is what a wedding venue should be... magical!
Norwood Park is a part of Maverick Venues and if you are still undecided as to who you would like to host your wedding or special occasion, then I urge you to take a good look around their stunning collection of venues as they may just have the venue of your dreams! Norwood Park and Sutton Bonnington are our personal favourites! :)
"Here We Are, On Earth Together, It's You And I..."
Adam was asked by Danielle and Stephen if he could sing Stevie Wonder's 'You And I' for their First Dance and Adam was only too happy to accept. This particular track has truly wonderful lyrics and is the perfect first dance song for those couples still undecided and in need of something that really says something special.
"Adam Thomas and his Swing & Soul Big Band to the stage..."
Adam performed all of his usual crowd pleasing favourites including 'Sway,' 'That's Amore,' 'Can't Take My Eyes Off You,' 'Save The Last Dance' and Michael Buble's brand new single 'Hollywood.' Swing and Big Band first half over - phew!
Act Two got the party into full swing as Adam kept them all going with a blend of Soul, Indie and Pop tracks such as 'Soul Man,' 'All Night Long,' 'My Girl,' 'Brown Eyed Girl' and 'Valerie.' As we've said before, Adam's renditions of Paolo Nutini's 'Pencil Full Of Lead' has really proven to be a massive hit with all of his audiences this summer: it fills the dance floor every time!
Norwood Park with its original furnishings and imposing, sweeping staircase makes a superb backdrop for your special day. The Palladian style Gallery and partially roofed Courtyard can accommodate up to 180 guests for a wedding breakfast, and up to 250 guests for an evening reception. Our helpful wedding staff can provide as much or as little support as you require when planning your day.
The house itself was awarded its Civil Marriage Licence in 1998 and has since become renowned for wedding parties wishing to combine the Ceremony and Wedding Reception in one stunning location. Our flexible approach to weddings ensures a day that is all about YOU.
Maverick Venue Management
**Kristy Johnson is the lady in the know at Norwood Park and can help you with whatever enquiries you may have! You can call her on
01636 815 649
or you can email email@example.com
What a lovely couple...
On Friday 20th August 2010 we performed at the lovely Bestwood Lodge in Nottingham for Jodie and Ashley Burton and we had a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
The Big Day
Having performed at Bestwood Lodge in August 2009, it is a venue that we are now very familiar with and a venue that we always look forward to performing at. We always find the staff to be professional yet friendly, the food is of a very good standard and the variety of suites offer a great canvas on which you can add your own style to.
Adam was kindly asked by Jodie and Ashley if he could perform Lonestar's lovely ballad, 'Amazed' as their first dance. It is probably the most popular wedding first dance song that Adam gets asked to perform yet it never seems to lose it's sentiment and is still as magical today as it was in 1999 on first release. (Take a listen to Adam's Version below:)
"Adam Thomas to the stage..."
Adam performed all of his usual crowd pleasing favourites including 'Haven't Met You Yet,' 'Save The Last Dance,' 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' and Michael Buble's 'Everything' as the bride and groom's second dance with the remainder of the wedding party. Swing and Big Band first half over - phew!
Act Two got the party into full swing as Adam kept them all going with a blend of Soul, Indie and Pop tracks such as 'My Girl,' 'This Love,' 'Mercy' and 'I Kissed A Girl.' As we've said before, Adam's renditions of Paolo Nutini's 'Pencil Full Of Lead' and '10/10' have really proven to be massive hits with all of his audiences this summer: they fill the dance floor every time!
Bestwood Country Park
Telephone: 0115 920 3011
If you have any questions whatsoever then Rachael Matthews will be only to happy to help and can be contacted directly on 0115 9649678.
You can also download the Best Wood Lodge Wedding Brochure (.PDF)