We loved celebrating with Coldplay fans, the Vickers, at Harts Hotel in Nottingham :)
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Nottingham Wedding Entertainer
A hidden gem, nestled in acres and acres of rolling parkland, The Nottinghamshire offers the perfect romantic setting for your wedding day. We were honoured to be performing at such a prestigious wedding fayre :)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
A lovely day was had by all...
We first met the lovely and bubbly Laura (along with her entourage! :)) at the Leicester Tigers Wedding Fair after a recommendation from one of our previous couples had proven enough to convince Laura that she should see a live performance by Adam. She travelled down to Leicester to see him perform and to see if she thought he could become a part of her wedding plans. Thankfully, she loved him!
The Day Itself
After arriving at the venue we realised that Laura and Jonathan had thought through every single meticulous detail and everything looked simply stunning: from the flowers to the cake, the dress to the venue itself - beautiful!
Hodsock Priory is a lovely, traditional country house and it has a real contemporary feel to the place following its renovation last summer. The house has been lovingly restored by its owner and current tenant, George Buchanan. George's family have owned the property and wonderful grounds since 1765 (Wow wee!) and he has created a magical venue which incorporates the past and present quite beautifully.
Laura and Jonathan's choreographed first dance was to Jamie Cullum's version of 'What A Diff'rence A Day Makes' and their request list was very diverse and fun (although a little heavy on Take That! - we got the feeling that Laura was a massive Take That-ite!) This video is just for you Laura:
"Adam Thomas to the stage..."
Adam performed all of his usual crowd pleasing favourites including 'Haven't Met You Yet,' 'That's Amore,' 'Ain't That A Kick In The Head' 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 and Pop tracks such as 'Everybody Needs Somebody,' 'All Night Long,' and 'Valerie.' 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!
Bang Bang Bang?
Now, most Father's of the Bride (or FOTB's as you planning brides call them!) request a lot of ACDC, Queen, some Robbie and maybe even a little Erasure... but Mark Ronson's 'Bang Bang Bang'!! Really?? And knowing all of the words too? Well, Laura's Dad did and it happens to be his favourite song too!! There's nothing wrong with that of course... it's just a little out of the norm that's all! We applaud him in fact! ;)
Hodsock Priory is our family home (and has been since 1765). We’ve spent the past year lovingly renovating the house and we now have a sensational new entertaining space available to hire for private events.
Whether it’s an intimate dinner for 6, a wedding for 120 or a great big bash for 500, we welcome you. Our background in hospitality, entertainment, food and wine means we are well placed to host Weddings, Family Gatherings, Anniversaries, Birthday Parties, Corporate Functions and Special Events.
From the minute you sweep through the archway of the Tudor Gatehouse, you will have this peaceful, secluded corner of England to yourselves. You are free to entertain your guests in an informal environment where everyone will relax. Children can run around. The party can spill outside. We invite you to bring Hodsock to life.