Packington Moor Farm couldn’t have been more perfect for Mr and Mrs Knifton’s big day last August and Adam and the Souljers made sure the venue realised its potential
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As a wedding band, we're very pleased to see that marriages are on the up!
The number of weddings in Britain had been falling steadily since 1972 (when there were 400,000 wedding a year!), according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS), but that suddenly increased in 2010 and has been steadily climbing since then. The most recent figures available show there were over 262,000 weddings in the UK in 2012. That's an awful lot of wedding entertainment needed!
If you're looking at our website, we're willing to bet a couple of things about you - a) you're planning a wedding and b) you're tempted to book Adam Thomas & The Souljers for your big day.
You've probably had a look around the site and we hope you like what you see. We've told you about our sets and shows. You can see photos of us in action. But are we telling the truth?
Of course we are! Don't believe us? Well don't just take our word for it!
We did a survey last year of 56 of our happy couples, so we can be absolutely sure that the service we're providing is the service our customers want. And we're pleased to say the results show that it is!
We wondered what it was that made our customers book us in the first place. The music was a BIG factor - with 85% saying it was of vital importance to their decision. We're pleased that the quality of our work went hand-in-hand with the music, with 45 couples saying it was a big factor for them. We like to think we're friendly people - and a massive 75% of our customers confirmed that our friendliness was absolutely a factor in them deciding to book with us.
We asked couples how pleased they were with everything from set-up, through both our sets, to our stage show and our disco. Just over two-thirds said our first set was beyond expectations, with 16 out of 55 describing it as spot-on. Our second set, full of soul and pop, was even more popular with a massive 43 out of 55 describing it as beyond expectations and the remainder saying it was spot-on. Even better, when you put the whole performance together, 48 out of 55 (or 87%!) said it exceeded their expectations! Overwhelmingly, our guests loved our interaction with the audience and two-thirds said our disco went beyond their expectations.
If you're convinced by these results and you'd like to talk us about entertainment for your big day, please give us a call on 0116 2790 146. We're really friendly (and we know that for a fact, because our customers told us so!).
How do you plan your wedding? What is useful and what isn't? Maybe you're just embarking on the long journey to your big day and you don't know where to turn for advice.
To save you wasting your time, the experiences of other couples who have been down this road before and come out the other side, married and unscathed, might be useful to you! We surveyed 56 of our happy couples last year and what they told us could prove really helpful to you.
How long does it take to plan a wedding? Just over half of our customers were planning their big day for between a year and two years. Just over a quarter planned the whole lot in six months to a year, 9% did it under six months (I bet they were exhausted!) and 7% really took their time and gave themselves two to three years.
Where do you turn to for advice? There's always lots of well-meaning friends and relatives around to help you out (whether you want it or not!) and, actually, recommendations were a very popular source of information with nearly half of our customers describing them as 'very useful'. Needless to say, nearly all of our customers (a whopping 53 out of 56) found the good old internet useful, very useful or even 'super dooper useful'.
But even though the internet is such a huge influence these days, there are few brides-to-be who can resist rushing out and buying a wedding magazine or two as soon as they announce their engagement. Yet only a third found them useful and just 16% found them 'super dooper useful'. Nearly one in five of our couples actually found them 'not useful at all'!
Of course, we want your wedding to go with a bang, and we know just how important entertainment is in making this happen. So how much thought did our couples give to their entertainment budgets? Weddings are an expensive business and 75% of our couples set a budget for their entertainment. One in five of them said they managed to stick to it, but just over half said they had a budget until Adam Thomas & The Souljers came along!
A wedding should be a once in a lifetime experience. You want to look back on it with fond memories - and you hope your guests will too. You want to plan it carefully, but maybe there are some experiences which are worth blowing the budget for?
Overwhelmingly, our customers tell us about the fantastic experience we provided on their big day. They will remember it for the rest of their lives.
If you would like to talk to us about how Adam Thomas & The Souljers can give you a night to remember at your wedding, please get in touch with us for a quote on 0116 2790 146. The experience of the couples who have gone before you show you won't be disappointed!
The Souljers are well known around the Midlands for our appearances at local wedding fayres, events and shows. Many wedding venues around Leicester, including The City Rooms, recommend Adam Thomas & The Souljers. Although weddings are our speciality, we also cater for a range of other events for corporate clients and charities.
The Souljers have played many corporate events. We are known to be easy to work with and, most importantly, to provide a great night of entertainment! Our band's fully choreographed sets are very popular for any corporate gathering. We were the resident band at Leicester Tigers for six years. The Souljers have also played at awards ceremonies such as the Leicester City FC Player of the Year awards, as well as other local events, national shows and international marketing events.
Our clients for corporate events range from local Leicestershire companies through big names in the car industry like BMW, Mini and Nissan to other well-known brands such as L'Oreal and Adidas.
Always happy to support good causes, The Souljers play many charity events every year and are happy to provide entertainment for fundraisers including Rainbows, LOROS, Children in Need and lots more.
Adam Thomas & The Souljers provide a few different options when it comes to your event. We're based in Leicestershire, but generally cover the whole of the UK for events and have played in London, Birmingham and both the North and South of England. But we're not just limited to the UK! We have played abroad plenty of times, including Cyprus, Spain and the Canary islands.