Ash Gig: 13 May

Sat 13 May, Ash, Kent.

Though the wedding season is underway, we headed down to the beautiful village of Ash in Kent to play a sixtieth birthday party. The sun was shining, and it was one of those beautiful cloudless skies that we used to get a lot of in the Summer before global warming. A packed Marquee in the middle of a sleepy (actually, who are we to make such assertions) – seeemingly, sleepy village.

As we usually arrive around 6, it was welcome to have a dry get-in with a short walk round to the Marquee. Negotiating our way past the caterers and the hog roast – yoinks, don’t mind if we partake later – we set up the PA. Now, I don’t know much about ‘Marquee tech’ but I’ve not seen such a cool star cloth like this for a while. Like playing under the night sky with the heavens open.

Star cloth, Marquee 13th May

And so the stage set, for what was one of the first appearances of the rebooted line-up.

Ash, Kent 13 May
Eloise and Rosie get ready to ‘knock it out of the park’

With the place filled up it became apparent that the gathered were in high spirits and were up for a night of it. Sixties regalia was the theme with some fantastic efforts. Kinda like the opening scene of the first Austin Powers. It makes our job so much easier when people are just, well nice, and full of good vibes.

And so onwards with the entertainment. We decided to theme the sets, Motown/ Sixties, Disco, Modern Classics for Set 1.

  1. Dancing in the Street (Martha & The Vandellas)
  2. Reachout (The Four Tops)
  3. Signed, Sealed & Delivered (Stevie Wonder)
  4. Hard to Handle (Otis Redding)
  5. I Want You Back (The Jackson 5)
MOTOWN SEGMENT/ SIXTIES
  1. Ain’t No Stopping Us Now (McFadden & Whitehead)
  2. Blame it on the Boogie (The Jacksons)
  3. Lady Marmalade (Labelle)
  4. We Are Family (Sister Sledge)
DISCO ROOTS
  1. Rolling in the Deep (Adele)
  2. Mercy (Duffy)
  3. Forget You (CeeLo Green)
  4. Price Tag (Jessie J)
  5. Happy (Pharell Williams)
  6. Rehab (Amy Winehouse)
  7. Valerie (Amy & Mark Ronson)
MODERN CLASSICS FT. AMY WINEHOUSE TRIBUTE

Set2: Eighties, More modern classics, a smattering of sixties and some seventies party anthems to finish.

  1. Walking on Sunshine (Katrina & The Waves)
  2. Billie Jean (Michael Jackson)
  3. I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Whitney Houston)
  4. Kiss (Prince)
  5. Give It Up (KC & The Sunshine Band)
EIGHTIES BLOCKBUSTERS FT: JACKO, WHITNEY & PRINCE)
  1. Treasure (Bruno Mars)
  2. Uptown Funk (Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson)
  3. Sex on Fire (Kings of Leon)
  4. Use Somebody (Kings of Leon) OPTIONAL
  5. So Good (Louisa Johnson)
MODERN CLASSICS FT. BRUNO MARS, KINGS OF LEON
  1. Twist & Shout (The Beatles) OPTIONAL
  2. Son of a Preacher Man (Dusty Springfield) OPTIONAL
  3. You Really Got Me (The Kinks) OPTIONAL
  4. I Got You (I Feel Good) (James Brown)
  5. Think! (Aretha Franklin)
SECOND SIXTIES SET
  1. I Wish (Stevie Wonder)
  2. Play That Funky Music (Wild Cherry)
  3. Proud Mary (Ike & Tina Turner)
  4. Celebration (Kool & The Gang) OPTIONAL
  5. Car Wash (Rose Royce)
  6. Disco Inferno (Tina Turner)
SEVENTIES

Great night, great crowd. If you want us to play your function then contact us now.

Absolutely outstanding you made the evening!!Jane, Ash Kent.

Goodnight ASH!!!!

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