Daithi O’Shea’s Wedding: The Entertainer MileHigh Tells All
Now that the dust has settled and everyone has recovered from the three day celeb packed party here are some of the details from the day from the perspective of the entertainment and music. MileHigh were delighted to be chosen by Daithi and Rita for their wedding in Tralee and the guys were one of the most relaxed couples we have dealt with. Both are very easygoing and at the end of the day, are like any other wedding couple.
The band arrived at the Carlton Hotel at 2pm to set up early, do our sound check and get prepared for the day. Once done the band could set up our equipment for the arrivals reception which was the first entertainment package of the day. The arrivals reception started at 3.30 and played until guests were called to dinner at 5pm. We preformed a 4 piece instrumental set for the arriving guests and included some jazz and instrumental classics.
After the dinner was completed we assisted the Irish Dancers with their music and once finished the band took to the stage at 11.30pm. For their first song Daithi and Rita chose “Feels Like Home” by Chantal Kreviazuk. After the first song Rita had requested “If I Shall Fall Behind” by Bruce Springsteen as her Father-Daughter song. During this song Daithi had a dance with his Mam as well.
After the first two slower songs it was party time and the band kicked into action with some up tempo floor fillers to get everyone out dancing. A mixture of some old school rock and roll and some modern classics were played to get everyone energised and up on the dance floor!
We played until about 12.45 and then took a break for tea refreshments and for Daithi’s Dad: Maidhc to entertain the audience with his own trad band. They were very entertaining and kept everyone entertained during the break. After that there was also a young troupe of Irish Dancers that performed for about 20 minutes who had everyone on their feet taking pictures.
Once back on, the band played a mixture of some Irish, Rock an’ Roll and some very Modern Music. Everything from Adele and Florence & The Machine to Snow Patrol and some Guns and Roses (Daithi is a real Gunners fan. Who would have known!). We ended the night at 2.30am with River Deep Mountain High and then it was over to DJ Brian. Off to bed and back the next day to pack up the gear. More weddings Friday & Saturday as the MileHigh Train keeps on rolling!
If you are busy planning your wedding entertainment be sure to ask your wedding band the important questions to ensure the wedding music runs smoothly. Also take into consideration that there are different ways to approach your music. Think carefully and make sure that your music helps your guests to blend and really relax.