Kent Violinist for Weddings and Events

Time to catch our breath!

January is that miserable time of year when we bemoan the grey skies, cold weather and suffering bank balances. For us musicians however, it’s a time to catch our breath, take stock, do the dreaded tax return and some much needed practice after a busy season of Christmas concerts and new year’s gigs. So what did I most enjoy in 2014?

Most glam venue: The Dorchester Hotel

The best Christmas decorations I’ve ever seen, nevermind the surroundings.

Friendliest venue staff: The Luton Hoo

They offered me champagne before I’d started playing!

Prettiest wedding: Manor of Groves

Doves, ribbons and a pagoda.

Most random moment: Playing for a surprise romantic dinner at Vesuvius Italian restaurant in Maidstone. The other diners enjoyed with confusion! … Or maybe it was a customer dancing and singing along to my playing at a Boots Pharmacy re-launch, right in the middle of the shop floor!?

Funniest moment: A toss up between playing Mission impossible as a page boy walked down the aisle, and a congregation getting up and leaving during the signing of the register to be ushered back in a panic for the registrar to announce the newly married couple. (Apparently some Asian weddings don’t bother watching the official signings!)

Worst moment: Being asked to pay £4.50 for a cup of tea at the stingiest venue ever!

Most moving moment: Playing violin duo at my first same sex marriage.

And what am I looking forward to in 2015? More of the same please! I love the opportunity to see so many different places, take a sneak peek into people’s special occasions (weddings, anniversaries, proposals, launch parties, functions – you name it!) and to add something special to an event with a bit of violin magic.

POST TITLE: Time to catch our breath!
AUTHOR: Jenny Maslin
POSTED: 8th January 2015

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