We've performed in some unlikely places and unlikely situations before. On our list of random, but great shows, the charity night for Rainbows at Sytner Leicester was definitely a new entry!
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 :)
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.
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**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