House of Lemon https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk Live Music Agency for Events and Weddings Fri, 17 Jan 2020 11:15:00 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 166537727 Luxury Wedding Showcase Alert https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/events/luxury-wedding-showcase-alert https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/events/luxury-wedding-showcase-alert#respond Fri, 17 Jan 2020 11:06:33 +0000 https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/?p=29642

We are really excited to be part of an exclusive event being hosted by The Wedding Present Company in a few weeks. The showcase is being hosted in the beautiful surroundings of TWPC’s showroom in Chelsea – their double storey showroom will be transformed into the ultimate destination for newly engaged couples looking for luxurious, stylish and timeless wedding inspiration. We are heading down with one of our finest acts, Esquire to entertain guests and help with any wedding entertainment questions they may have. 

 

Come and meet some of the wedding industry’s top suppliers over complimentary champagne, cocktails and canapés. With exclusive on the night offers and a goody bag to rival all goody bags this event is not one to be missed.

Last year tickets sold out in hours – so get in there asap if you want to come. TICKETS HERE

 

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Main Squeeze of The Month – January https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/events/main-squeeze-of-the-month-january https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/events/main-squeeze-of-the-month-january#respond Wed, 08 Jan 2020 12:07:24 +0000 https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/?p=29613

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 ‘Rocking Steady‘. Rocking Steady are fronted by the multi talented Jay Marsh. With one of the best front men you could wish for at your event, this band will make sure the dance floor is full all night long. They cover a vast number of songs from the Rock and Pop genres. The band are available as a four or five piece and will have your guests talking about them for years to come. As an added bonus Jay is also a brilliant party DJ and can DJ when the band aren’t playing live. They bring the most up to date PA and lighting equipment with them which is all included in the service. Want your first dance performed live? Rocking Steady will learn (if they don’t know it already) your special song and perform it live for you. The opening to a perfect night.

 

“Rocking Steady were fabulous – a great evening was had by all. They really kept everyone going all night – and did a great couple of numbers with a guest singer as well. They were also really nice guys – incredibly helpful and very nice to have around. Thank you!” Laura Dugdale

 

“We booked after speaking to Jay, who aside from being an excellent musician clearly, was so friendly, made us really comfortable and listened really carefully to the kind of music we preferred, and then tailored his set to us. Amazing. We booked because we felt confident with him, and they even then managed to totally surpass our expectations and 100% ROCKED!!!” Katie Metcalf

 

“Lucy, Thanks again! Now that we’re back and winding down from the wedding, I wanted to let you know that the band were amazing. We had people that never dance in the group who danced all night long. Several of my friends would like to bring them to Canada and the US for their events. Truly outstanding!” Dan Wise

 

“We saw Rocking Steady at a wedding four years ago and my partner and I said that day if we ever got married we would have them. As soon as I proposed they were the first thing we booked.” Annie Jones

If you are looking for something more relaxed for maybe an afternoon drinks reception, wedding ceremony or a smaller evening event Jay can also perform as a solo, duo or trio. See videos below to get an idea of the vibe you could create for your special event.

“Gary had an amazing time at the party and Jay was brilliant. Such a lovely guy and so accommodating, he really helped make the party. Everyone was commenting how great he was, and I think he’s definitely found a lifetime fan in my dad!” Stephanie Ellis

 

“I just wanted to get in touch to say thank you so much to the Jay and the Trio for playing at our wedding . They truly made the evening special and we thought they did a fantastic job of learning the song that we requested. Due to the hot weather a lot of the guests were sitting outside on the patio area but they were very regularly running back in to the dance floor thanks to Jay and the band! All three of the band were lovely and genuine and I will happily recommend them to all my family and friends! Thanks again for making such a special day that bit more special!” Kelly Robinson

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

Live Music for events and weddings

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Christmas Engagement? This is for YOU! https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/inspiration/christmas-engagement-this-is-for-you https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/inspiration/christmas-engagement-this-is-for-you#respond Fri, 20 Dec 2019 11:58:26 +0000 https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/?p=29593

The Festive season is in full swing and with that comes lots and lots of engagements. I’m not sure what it is about the winter season that encourages so many people to get down on one knee, but get ready for lots of double-tapping another ring selfie on the ‘gram’. With that in mind we at Lemon have the ultimate guide to making your wedding unique (and with the best music!)

First of all, get a planner! Or if you really want to plan it yourself then get an on-the-day coordinator. You do not want to be the one that’s running around stressing if the florist is late and making sure the caterers are happy and sorted. Luckily for you Lemon also offer a planning service so you’ll get the wedding you want, without the stress. Planners also have a wealth of experience in the industry and can make your dream wedding happen, they’ll know the best place to get the perfect tipi for your outdoor wedding, the perfect venue for your intimate 40 person ceremony and which caterers really deliver the best food.

Secondly, remember it’s YOUR day! So make it as personalised to you as you want! If you want the perfect princess wedding now you’ve found your prince charming or you’re happier outside in a converted barn with hay bales then just stick to your gut. Personalised touches can really make a wedding stand out.

Now onto music, So first of all, you need to decide what kind of music you want. Do you want a party band that are going to keep your guests dancing all night? Do you want a solo harpist to play in the ceremony? Do you want a roaming band to play outside in your drinks reception? Or Do you want a DJ to keep spinning the decks all night long?

DJ Ali

Luckily for you here at Lemon HQ we can offer you all those things and more! The process can seem overwhelming at first but finding a Live Music Consultant that can offer you that bespoke one-to-one experience can ease the confusion. If you’re not a massive music buff, you might not know what kind of music you want yet, but an experienced consultant (like our lovely Lucy) can ask you the right questions to make sure you get exactly what you want from music at your wedding. 

Secondly, where are you going to put the music and when? Musicians like ours are seasoned pros and have played at venues all around the country and beyond. They can play in a Marquee, a Country House, or on the Moon (given they can get appropriate power supply 😉 ). It’s our job to make sure that you and the band have everything they need to play at your wedding. You might have a vision of an acoustic set as you are walking down the aisle, followed by a roaming band playing at your drinks reception in the July sunshine, well we can make that happen! 

We all know that the sunshine makes everything better, including your wedding! But all we would say is have a wet weather plan! We all know that everyone wants to hope for the best.. But unless you’re jetting off to Italy for a wedding (like Dos Tiempos) then you will need to prepare for what happens if the heavens open.. No one wants a soggy guitarist. Here at Lemon we have the expertise to help your all of your wedding dreams come true. Contact Lucy today to find out more.

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Highlights 2019 https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/events/highlights-2019 https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/events/highlights-2019#respond Thu, 19 Dec 2019 12:57:51 +0000 https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/?p=29564

2019 has been an epic year for Lemon! We have been part of over seventy events from Weddings to Corporate events, from Private festivals to Dinner parties. I love looking back and reflecting on the year so I’ve picked out some of my favourite shots from this year to share with you.

 

 

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Styling Metropolis Studios https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/events/styling-metropolis-studios https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/events/styling-metropolis-studios#respond Mon, 18 Nov 2019 10:45:14 +0000 https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/?p=29530

Here are House of Lemon we believe that life should be loaded with exceptional memories, made from phenomenal events & sprinkled with remarkable people. Which is why we only collaborate with the most talented and lovely people. Last month we worked on an awesome project with Holly’s House for Spotify’s Secret Genius. We worked on transforming Metropolis Studios into cosy cabin vibes for Spotify’s three day songwriting collaboration event. 

3 Interesting facts about Metropolis Studios:
🎧 The project was started in 1984 by a team of producers and recording management who wanted to combine the best features of the greatest recording facilities around the world.
🎹 The Studio was one of Freddie Mercury’s favourite recording studios and where Queen recorded much of their Innuendo album, their last in Freddie’s lifetime.
🎤 Studio B was used as the London mixing studio for Mark Ronson, when he produced the ‘Back to Black’ album for Amy Winehouse.

If you are putting on an event and looking for someone to run it or style it do get in touch! 

 

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House of Lemon at Old Street Records with Frank Turner https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/events/house-of-lemon-at-old-street-records-with-frank-turner https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/events/house-of-lemon-at-old-street-records-with-frank-turner#respond Fri, 15 Nov 2019 09:16:33 +0000 https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/?p=29516

Live Music for events and weddings

Last night our core values, “Life should be loaded with exceptional memories, made from phenomenal events & sprinkled with remarkable people”, were in full force, and House of Lemon provided a truely bespoke service.

Our client, Lisa, was throwing a suprise birthday party for her husband at Old Street Records in Shoreditch. She had organised 99% of the event but needed help tying the last bits together. Sam, the birthday man, is a massive music buff with one of his musical hero’s being Frank Turner. Lisa booked Frank for a special performance at the party but needed help with the logistics, production and artist liaison side of things, as well as making sure Sam had no idea Frank was in the venue and was going to perform. It took months of communication, emailing and planning but it was such a special night.

Frank performed a set of some of Sams favourite songs including Recovery & Hits and Mrs and created an atmosphere that every event craves; magic and memories. The look on Sams face when Frank walked in was totally priceless – and the reason I love what I do. This photos below show the face of a VERY happy man! Happy Birthday Sam!!

Photos by Dom Balls Production

For more information on event services an email at Lucy@houseoflemon.co.uk or pick up the blower for a chat on 07753496308

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Wedding & Event Planning https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/events/event-planning https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/events/event-planning#respond Fri, 01 Nov 2019 12:55:09 +0000 https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/?p=29477

Here are House of Lemon we believe that life should be loaded with exceptional memories, made from phenomenal events, sprinkled with remarkable people.  Great moments live in your memory for a lifetime,  which is why we are so passionate about helping you create the perfect event for you. From concept to experience our passion is to create exceptional memories by offering you various services to ensure your event is perfect. We cater for high-end tastes, deliver a flawless experience, on time and budget and in unforgettable style.

Whether you are planning a chic private party for 25, a wedding celebration for 250, or a charity festival for 1000, we can take away all the pressure, all the planning, all the stress, leaving you and your guests to enjoy the occasion – or we can simply provide the highlights of your evening.

What Clients Have Said:

Highly recommend House of Lemon and Lucy for wedding coordination services. Lucy was a superstar on the day and a huge help to me and my family we don’t know what we would have done without her. Well worth the investment, we will be forever grateful. Thank you Lucy ” Lauren Ryan

What I love about House Of Lemon is that you can throw anything at them and they remain unfazed. “Can you help us with a two day festival with five bands and a silent disco?” , “No problem at all!”. It ran like a dream and the team, including the bands, could not have been nicer or more accommodating to work with. Thanks for making our festival the best festival EVER and allowing me to sit back and enjoy it!” Liz Hughes

Thank you for all your hard work and a job well done. You really helped us so much and we would have never have had such a fantastic time without you.” Amber Slatter, East Sussex

Lucy pulled together my party for 150 guests. She was ingeniuos and creative in equal part. The go to woman of the event. She saw issues almost before they happened and then brought a calm and a solution leaving me to wonder what the fuss had been about in the first place. If I was to have another party she would be the first name on the team sheet” Kelvin MacKenzie, Surrey

The day went even better than we could have dreamed of and that’s down to you. You were such a reassuring, discreet and professional presence. Thank you.” Olivia Cremona, Surrey

It’s hard to count all the wonderful occasions we’ve been asked to help plan and produce, and at which our bands have performed. It’s been our privilege to be involved with private parties at prestigious venues around Europe, Ed Sheeran’s ‘Live At The Bedford’ EP recording, a secret Paolo Nutini show in Hammersmith, Hop Farm Festival, and hundreds of private and public celebrations. We’d love to tell you more. Book a free consultation on the House, or simply call to discuss what we could do for you.

 

 

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Music & Mental Health https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/inspiration/music-mental-health https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/inspiration/music-mental-health#respond Sat, 19 Oct 2019 15:15:21 +0000 https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/?p=29452

As you may have seen on our social media posts (if not follow us right now), Lucy recently took part in a Firewalk (queue the Firestarter jokes). The fundraising firewalk took place in aid of Oakleaf, a mental health charity based in Guildford, helping adults suffering from mental ill-health back into the workplace. 

It got us thinking about the benefits of music on your mental health and how we can use it as a tool to give you that feel good factor. There are so many things you can say about music and mental health. As music lovers we obviously know the benefits of music on our own wellbeing but studies have actually shown the effect is wider than that. In a study in 2013 researchers found that dopamine (the feel good chemical in your brain), was up to 9% higher when volunteers listened to music that they enjoyed. I know that especially for me, if I am having a crappy day, I can always count on good playlist to get me out of a rut. It’s not just listening to your Spotify playlist that can help, but a study in 2018 suggested that live music can help increase internal sense of emotional wellbeing. Live music goers reported a 25% increase in feelings of self worth, a 25% increase in closeness to others and a 75% in mental stimulation. 

 

The benefits don’t stop at just listening to music, “Music was my refuge,” the writer Maya Angelou once said. “I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” Song-writing is a fantastic outlet for so many musicians. Whether it’s love songs, upbeat, downbeat or somewhere inbetween, the best songs are the ones where you can connect with the story, and that sense of connection can be so powerful not just for the writer but for the listener too. Sam Fender’s latest album Hypersonic Missles (which we can’t stop listening to in the office), was a way for him to express his grief over losing a friend to suicide. Since then he has gone on to speak about how many people have reached out to him because they felt so connected to the lyrics.  

We are not trying to say that music can change the world … okay fine we kinda are … but music is definitely a super powerful tool to help get you feeling back to you. Here at Lemon we have put together our Feel Good Playlist to get you up and dancing and you can check out our performers to get your live-music fix.

Georgia @ Lemon

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FREE ultimate guide to your Wedding Entertainment https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/events/auto-draft https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/events/auto-draft#respond Thu, 17 Oct 2019 08:29:58 +0000 https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/?p=29431

Here are House of Lemon we believe that your wedding day should be loaded with exceptional memories. We have put together a FREE ultimate guide to your Wedding Entertainment! It includes twenty of the best first dance songs and inspiration for entertainment from the ceremony right through to the evening reception. Click the image below to get your hands on it! 

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The London Lemon Sessions – Relaunch Event…. https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/events/the-london-lemon-sessions-relaunch-event https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/events/the-london-lemon-sessions-relaunch-event#respond Mon, 07 Oct 2019 12:55:23 +0000 https://www.houseoflemon.co.uk/?p=29288

WOW. I have no words – what an epic evening! Thank you to everyone who came down, danced, enjoyed the live music and had fun. Enjoy the amazing shots taken by Veronika Ward.

For more information on booking any of our acts drop us an email – hello@houseoflemon.co.uk

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