Old School Band News

October 12, 2014


Filed under: What's going on — Old School Band @ 11:38 am

Stop press !

Soon after posting my last blog, I received an Email from Dave, because we had just done a 60th birthday party for his neighbour, for whom we had played before at a previous function.

The party at St Joseph’s Chorley, the best for such parties in Chorley, by the way, had been a huge success. We also felt our sound, and its effect on the audience, coupled with Roger’s usual aplomb as Caller (usual jokes too !) produced yet another excellent gig.

The words that stuck out in the plaudit were “sounded better than ever”. I can’t stress enough that unlike many other Ceilidh Bands, we have invested a lot of money into our Bose Sound System, with state of the art wireless microphones, and everyone takes pains to use the finest personal equpment. We recently upgraded our mixer in order to improve our overall sound.
As I keep saying we want to hear the real sound of the acoustic and Electricic instruments, and amplify at a volume that does not offend the ear, and means you can still have a conversation, unlike mr DJ whose motives, and aesthetics remain a deep mystery to me !

P S We just did a party at Samlesbury Village Hall for the first time, an excellent venue if you are looking for one.

October 8, 2014

Our Customers write

Filed under: What's going on — Old School Band @ 7:24 pm

Let’s face it, you have to take a little risk to book a Ceilidh for your wedding entertainment, in some ways you could get a D J, with all that implies (Mindless verbiage, Brown Eyed Girl, Dancing Queen ) and there you go.
You, dear prospective customer, want something better, but is everyone going to enjoy it ?
I won’t vouch for other bands, but we have had a run of very successful weddings recently.
Tessa and Pete wrote “We had an amazing time, and it was so nice to see so many friends and family up dancing”
.Rachel and Richard wrote “Everyone had a good time including those who had never been to a Ceilidh before” and concluded “We would definitely recommend you to anyone looking to hire a Band.
So there we are, two really good recent plaudits.