House of Lemon https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk Live Music Agency for Events and Weddings Wed, 08 Jul 2020 08:52:36 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/cropped-fav-32x32.png House of Lemon https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk 32 32 166537727 Main Squeeze Of The Month – July https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/events/main-squeeze-of-the-month-july https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/events/main-squeeze-of-the-month-july#respond Wed, 08 Jul 2020 08:45:41 +0000 https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/?p=30116

JC Band

Each month during 2020 we will be showcasing one of our amazing acts to you in ‘Main Squeeze of The Month’. The idea is to share what our performers bring to events and a little more about them. This month our Main Squeeze is ‘The JC Band‘. JC Band are the freshest and most exciting band on the International party scene! Featuring platinum selling vocalists and musicians of the highest calibre, the list of performance credits reads like a who’s who of the pop music world: Beyoncé, Adele, Jessie J, John Mayer, Clean Bandit, Olly Murs, Noel Gallagher and Lily Allen to name a few.

 

With amazing arrangements, slick choreography and spectacular musicianship – JC Band’s show will get the dance floor full and have guests never wanting the night to end. The set list includes music from throwback pop and R’n’B classics from the 90s and 00s; hip-hop and garage anthems and the best contemporary pop and dance smash hits.
 

“The JC band were absolutely incredible the best we could ever have had! We have had so many fabulous comments from our guests! They loved the ceremony music, loved Jonathan playing during the meal and then the band absolutely blew us away in the evening. The dance floor was full the entire time and they played some brilliant tunes! Thanks so much for all of your help! We will 1000000% recommend them to all our family and friends!”  Demi Gilham, London

 

“Just wanted to let you know how amazing the JC Band were yesterday! Everything was absolutely perfect – we had so many compliments from our guests.” Marianna Bellanca, London

 

“We had an awesome time, thanks, and everyone loved the band. The Will Smith medley went down extremely well.” Robert Cookson, London

 

To book or enquire about The JC Band, Contact Lucy on :
e – Lucy@houseoflemon.co.uk
t – 07753496308

Live Music for events and weddings

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Garden Party Goodness https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/events/garden-party-goodness https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/events/garden-party-goodness#respond Thu, 18 Jun 2020 11:19:58 +0000 https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/?p=30083

What could be more quintessentially British than a Garden Party? We are currently living through different times with the possibility of outside space socialising and celebrations being the norm for the foreseeable future. With amazing weather forecast this summer, a Garden Party is the perfect way to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and intimate weddings.

 

Garden Party Event Planning

Creating memories is always at the fore front of my mind. Both in my personal and professional life, for me it is what living is all about. The year 2020 sees us living in extraordinary times, with big events being postponed or cancelled and a new way of more intimite socialising and celebrating beginning to emerge.

Garden parties are the perfect solution to our current climate. Whether you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary or even an intimate wedding celebration, some live entertainment will create the atmosphere for creating lasting memories.

An acoustic roaming band, such as The Herringbone Cocktail Club or The Diamond Boys, are the perfect solution for an intimate party. They can bring minimum equipment meaning thier set up us perfect for smaller spaces and lower guest numbers. If you are planning a party around an outdoor pool, a DJ/Drum duo such as Dos Tiempos can bring Ibiza vibes to you and your guests.

If you want to stick to just one extra person at your intimate event, consider Pete our amazing magician/mind reader. Sip your pimms while Pete roams around doing either close up magic or a stand up show to your guests. Guaranteed memories made.

We have put together a Spotify Playlist just for you to play at your Garden Party. – Check it out below – Bloomin’ Marvellous!

 

Garden Party Wedding

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Lifestyle Management Launch https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/inspiration/lifestyle-management-launch https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/inspiration/lifestyle-management-launch#respond Mon, 15 Jun 2020 08:44:45 +0000 https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/?p=30022

OH its an exciting day!! During my career I have worked in luxury events and the music industry – all my work has revolved around organisation, enhancing experiences and ensuring my clients have the best service possible. Lifestyle management and PA services are the next obvious services for House of Lemon to offer and I can’t wait to help free your time for more moments that matter to you.

We believe that life should be loaded with exceptional memories – we will take on your to do list to give you more time to create moments that matter to you and allow you extra time to do the things you love, with people you want to spend time with. We offer a totally bespoke service tailored to your needs and come with a ‘can do’ attitude. Examples of how we can help include; diary management, travel management, household management, research, social media management, general household admin and so much more. 

Hello, I’m Lucy, your personal lifestyle manager. I have built up a little black book of amazing luxury suppliers, great brands and exciting people to work with. I specialise in organising people, logistics fill my days and nights and I get a real rush from planning and coordination. For this reason I have added ‘lifestyle management’ to our list of bespoke and life enhancing services. Typically our client base contact us looking for event or live music help, but also need support with their busy lifestyles. Whether it be personal admin help, booking travel & accommodation or help with home management, I have years of experience in logistics and organisation to help to make your life a better, more balanced place with more time for moments that matter.

 

Lifestyle Management

SERVICES INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
-Lifestyle Management
-PA Services
-Household Admin
-Diary Management
-Dog Management and care
-Small Business Support
-Social Media Management
-Travel Support – bookings and recommendations
-Research
-Event Planning

Our services are totally bespoke and tailored to each client’s needs. We are extremely flexible depending on requirements and are happy to offer ad-hoc support by the hour or to offer a regular service. We also offer one off project management support. 

For a friendly chat about our Lifestyle management services drop me an email at Lucy@houseoflemon.co.uk or give me a buzz on 07753496308.

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Main Squeeze of The Month – June https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/events/main-squeeze-of-the-month-june https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/events/main-squeeze-of-the-month-june#respond Thu, 04 Jun 2020 11:13:10 +0000 https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/?p=29946

Each month during 2020 we will be showcasing one of our amazing acts to you in ‘Main Squeeze of The Month’. The idea is to share what our performers bring to events and a little more about them. This month our Main Squeeze is ‘The Herringbone Cocktail Club‘. If you’re searching for live entertainment that your guests have never experienced before, look no further. 

The Herringbone Cocktail Club is a new breed of roaming band. The band move amongst your guests creating a magical atmosphere but, unlike other roaming bands, they add a variety of amplification options, ensuring the volume and distribution of sound is perfectly matched to your event. This bands versatility makes them one of the leading bands in the UK right now and they are perfect for all events, all spaces and all set ups – whatever you envisage, these guys can meet your expectations. Their roaming acoustic option is perfect for drinks receptions and dinners for clients who dont want the volume or hassle of a full, amplified band. Their party set performance is guaranteed to get your guests on the dancefloor. From Pop to Garage and Rock to Folk their repertoire is extensive and their arrangements and mash up’s make them truly unique. A live music consultation is available to discuss your needs.

 

“What can I say, The Herringbone Cocktail Club were amazing. We wanted something a little different and ultimately wanted everyone up dancing by the end of the night. Halfway through dessert and 3 songs in all of our guests were on the dance floor and I’m pretty sure most never left it! We were overwhelmed by how good they were and the atmosphere they created. Roaming the room meant they got everyone involved, their mashups were totally original and the fact they learnt our first dance added an extra special touch. We loved them so much we paid for an extra set on the night. Our guests were totally amazed by how different and how good they were and still, three weeks later, it’s all people can talk about. We couldn’t recommend these guys more highly if you want a good party with everyone on the dance floor! They really did make our day!” Fran Slager, Manchester.

 

“Lucy – thanks so much for all your help and wonderful efficiency in booking and arranging The Herringbone Cocktail Club for Colin’s 60th birthday party. The band were just fabulous, enthusiastic and fun everyone loved them and they even managed to get some very reluctant dancers to their feet!!” Laura Lehmann, London

 

“Wow! What a great band. So lovely, absolutely fabulous music which literally surpassed my expectations. They were patient with us getting behind with our timings and judged the guests perfectly (age range 88-21 and everything in between!). Quite Brilliant!” Catherine Antcliffe, Surrey

 

The Herringbone Cocktail Club

 

To book or enquire about HCC, Contact Lucy on :
e – Lucy@houseoflemon.co.uk
t – 07753496308

Live Music for events and weddings

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Main Squeeze of The Month – May https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/events/main-squeeze-of-the-month-may https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/events/main-squeeze-of-the-month-may#respond Mon, 11 May 2020 08:29:06 +0000 https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/?p=29927

Each month during 2020 we will be showcasing one of our amazing acts to you in ‘Main Squeeze of The Month’. The idea is to share what our performers bring to events and a little more about them. This month our Main Squeeze is ‘Contempo‘. If you’re searching for live entertainment that truly sets your event apart from the rest, you need look no further. ‘Contempo’ is a performance experience the likes of which you have never even seen before – offering up a spellbinding solo live show that you and your guests are certain to never forget.

 

Contempo is a stunning new musical project from world renowned session performer Ben Scott. Ben boasts a formidable resumé, having featured on multiple platinum selling records and performing across the globe alongside some of the biggest names in music. Now, he brings his virtuosic talents to bear on a totally unique, world-class live music experience. Utilising leading-edge musical tech, as well as his own peerless musicality, Ben weaves together pitch perfect re-imaginings of some of your favourite modern chart hits – completely solo. He’ll assemble each song right before your very eyes, piecing together each tune with energy, power and an unmistakable, charismatic swagger. This breathless live show combined with Ben’s consummate professionalism and touring-level stage production means Contempo is a great entertainment option for events of any scale.

 

“He was amazing – so good to watch.” Georgia, Surrey

 

“ I just want to just say a big thank you to Contempo for making our product launch night so special. Everyone commented on how brilliant Ben was and stunned by his breath-taking one-man show – Ed Sheeran eat your heart out!” Rhiannon – Corporate Event, London.

 

“ O.M.G. This guy is nuts. He has totally inspired our children to play the drums. Such a fun set to listen to and watch. What a spectacle! We loved him.” Liz Hughes

 

Contempo

 

To book or enquire about Contempo, Contact Lucy on :
e – Lucy@houseoflemon.co.uk
t – 07753496308

Live Music for events and weddings

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Keep Chipper During Corona https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/journal/keep-chipper-during-corona https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/journal/keep-chipper-during-corona#respond Fri, 24 Apr 2020 15:07:50 +0000 https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/?p=29908

 

It’s an unprecedented and unusual time at the moment. As we are all confined to our homes its been a new way of living that I’ve been getting use to. As always, music is my constant, and I’ve been listening to some amazing songs that have been lifting my spirits and helping me make new memories at home.

I’ve been looking back over the amazing year we had last year – there was so much laughter and I’m so glad we documented our events with the amazing videographers and photographers that we work with. You can have a look at our highlights here

I’ve put together a playlist to share with you (‘Keep Chipper During Corona’), with some of the tracks that have been lifting my spirits. Enjoy the sunshine – we will be making more memories together on the other side.

 

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Main Squeeze Of The Month – April https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/events/main-squeeze-of-the-month-april https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/events/main-squeeze-of-the-month-april#respond Wed, 15 Apr 2020 10:40:52 +0000 https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/?p=29899

Each month during 2020 we will be showcasing one of our amazing acts to you in ‘Main Squeeze of The Month’. The idea is to share what our performers bring to events and a little more about them. This month our Main Squeeze is ‘The Diamond Boys‘. The Diamond Boys are an incredible acoustic covers group and an extremely handsome talented and hugely likeable bunch of guys too. With their exceptional musicianship and infectious personalities, they never fail to bring a smile to the faces of everyone who hear them. The guys first got together to bring a more personal musical touch to any occasion and will interact with you and your guests in the most brilliantly natural way, while bringing you fantastic versions of songs from every era of pop music. Whether it’s old school classics, laid back lounge or modern day dance that you require, the Diamond Boys will perfectly tailor the setlist to suit exactly what you want to hear.

 

“OMG, The Diamond Boys were AMAZING!! We loved them, all the guests loved them, the hotel loved them and the wedding planner loved them..they really made the wedding!” Ellie Wilkerson

 

“I just can not get over how amazing you are and your acts. I feel overwhelmingly privileged to have had both The Diamond Boys and Waiters at the wedding and i just wanted to thank them so so much and you. Raw talent just seems to come so natural to them! Aswell as been such lovely genuine people. Anyway…so sorry about my emotional ramble i just needed you to know I had the most amazing day of my life and you and your acts were a HUGE part of that and i shall never forget it” Kelly Hailstone

 

“The Diamond Boys were fantastic and really enjoyed by all the guests.” The Royal Chelsea Group

 

To book or enquire about The Diamond Boys Contact Lucy on :
e – Lucy@houseoflemon.co.uk
t – 07753496308

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#Coronagate. I Simply Cannot Wait Until…… https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/events/coronagate-i-simply-cannot-wait-until https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/events/coronagate-i-simply-cannot-wait-until#respond Wed, 15 Apr 2020 10:18:36 +0000 https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/?p=29886

There is no denying it. I’m missing events a lot at the moment. I miss making memories and helping clients make memories. I miss live music and I miss meeting new and interesting people. So I decided to put together some of the things I’m looking forward to when live events are back on again…⁣


Getting goosebumps listening to my bands soundchecking ⁣
Meeting old and new event professional buddies ⁣

The adrenaline buzz on the drive home from an epic event⁣
Hearing the clanging of a drum kit being set up⁣

Meeting clients for coffee and chatting about ideas and concepts for their events⁣
Typing up running orders for event day’s ⁣


Putting together song list ideas for clients⁣
Driving to beautiful venues for site visits with coffee in my hand and an epic playlist playing⁣

Watching a bride and groom doing their first dance
Taking a moment to stand still on the side of a dance floor, and inhale the magical energy in the room that I helped create.

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Engaging The Senses To Create Magical Memories https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/inspiration/sound-vision https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/inspiration/sound-vision#respond Wed, 04 Mar 2020 11:33:53 +0000 https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/?p=29859

 

Last weekend I stayed in an absolutely beautiful hotel in Copenhagen called Manon des Suites (check it out, pic below – it was unbelievable – the space around the swimming pool has had me inspired for days). Being in that space made me use all my senses to experience my surroundings, and and it got me really thinking about how important it is to activate all the senses when delivering luxury experiences and events. Our motto here at House of Lemon is that “we believe that life should be loaded with exceptional memories, made from phenomenal events & sprinkled with remarkable people” – the experience we have of the world around us involves using our senses (sight, sound, smell touch & taste) and so it is vital for all these to be stimulated when helping clients to create memories. As a live music consultant and event planner it’s really important to me that my clients and their guests experience only the best through their senses….below are some of the ways that I ensure senses are stimulated when I deliver my events, as well as examples of memories that have been made for me at events, through awakening of my senses.

Sound  – clearly this is a big one for me, the main service that House of Lemon provides is live music, which of course activates (perhaps the most important sense) , the sense of sound. When advising my clients who they should choose from our roster I ask what kind of event space the band will be playing in, what the vibe of the event is, the mood they wish to create and whether they are looking for more of a background performance, or for it to be the main focus of the evening.  A quality sound experience has to be delivered through great equipment to get the best result, so we make sure that the equipment we use is top notch so that you get the best aural pleasure available.

Smell – Many people believe that smell is the most powerful of the five senses. Apparently, smell is the only one of our senses that goes directly into the limbic system of our brain which is where our emotions are stored. Smell can make us remember certain moments and life experiences. Whenever I smell beer, it takes me back to my teens and twenties, which were mostly spent in music venues with beer stained floors and beer flying through the air during the gigs (which would usually end up in my hair and the smell would follow me around until I had a shower the next morning!). Coincidence? I think not. In my head Beer = Gigs. (NB –  I don’t drink beer, it is just the smell that gets that memory going). I have a habit of burning incense at my showcases (Nag Champa if you’re asking), some of my musicians even say that the smell of incense instantly makes them think of House of Lemon. I quite like that. 🥰

Sight – The space that inspired me so much in Copenhagen really ignited my sense of vision. There were plants and big ceramic lit fish hanging from the ceiling, The glitter ball rotating around with lights reflecting off the pool and walls made the space during the evening so magical. Just sitting in that environment inspired me. Beautiful visuals are guaranteed to capture attention and styling is a really important part of any event. Stage design is often overlooked but florals to frame the live music is one of my favourite ways to make a usually boring stage structure into a beautiful one. Great lighting is also a real memory maker – creating the perfect ambience with lighting will cement those images and evoke feelings during a live performance. A gig that has always stuck in my mind is the first time I saw Coldplay. They had green lasers projected into the crowd as they played ‘Clocks’, the mix of the song and visuals was massively moving and I think about that performance each time I hear that song.

 

Touch – In the hotel I mentioned above, the lift walls were wallpapered with faux animal fur – and I just HAD touch it every time I got into the lift! The hotel interior designers made the simple task of going from one floor to another into a sensory experience. The most memorable lift I’ve ever been in by far! Real connection can be made through touch – furniture, textures and flowers at events are great ways of bringing touch into the mix.

Taste – For me this is a tough one to get right as people are all different when it comes to food and drink preferences. I think that having a range of options for guests is always a good idea and I will always advise this to my clients. One of the most impressive catering companies I have worked with is  Rhubarb – their interactive desert stations are second to none and evoke nearly all of the senses. Another reason food is becoming increasingly important is due to dietary requirements. If a guest isn’t catered for or feels like that aren’t being looked after this can leave (an actual) sour taste in their mouth and memory of the event. I’m pretty picky when it comes to food and I always appreciate it when a venue or host makes sure that I am well catered for. I recently stayed at the gorgeous Heckfield Place and was blown away by their options when it came to a gluten free afternoon tea – I’ve never tasted so many delicious gluten free cake options in such a stunning room. Another memory that will be ingrained into my mind.

Thank you to my friend Holly for the Copenhagen Hotel recommendation – this woman knows epic spaces when she sees them. If you’re looking for someone to style and plan your event Holly and I offer a bespoke package – expect impeccable planning and outrageously perfect styling when we collaborate (all of your senses will be activated with first class experiences in all areas) . Drop us a message for more info!

 

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Main Squeeze of The Month – March https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/events/main-squeeze-of-the-month-march https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/events/main-squeeze-of-the-month-march#respond Mon, 02 Mar 2020 11:54:55 +0000 https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/?p=29814

Each month during 2020 we will be showcasing one of our amazing acts to you in ‘Main Squeeze of The Month’. The idea is to share what our performers bring to events and a little more about them. This month our Main Squeeze is are ABSOLUTELY MIND BLOWING MAGICIAN, Pete.

Fun fact for you – When Jude Law wanted to learn some magic for his role of Dumbledore, Pete was the magician he asked to teach him. 💥

 

“I have so much respect for what you do” Marcus Mumford, Mumford & Sons⁣

 

“Have never seen better close up magic than this lanky dude” Dawn French⁣

 

“Exactly what I was hoping for and more” Tom Simpson, Google.⁣

 

“You are a credit to your profession, you really are – you are not only fab at what you do, but a really lovely person too and that makes such a massive difference – I was nervous how it was going to work but I had no need to at all and would not hesitate to book you again. Honestly, nearly every single person made comment about how great the magician was and several have asked for your details” Laura Musselwhite

 

 

To book or enquire about Pete, Contact Lucy on :
e – Lucy@houseoflemon.co.uk
t – 07753496308

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