The long bank holiday weekend is nearly here and we have a treat for you…put together lovingly at Lemon HQ , a playlist with no rules, just great tunes. ENJOY (click image below to open playlist)!
All posts by Lucy Dixon
Here are Lemon Entertainment 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. Read below for our latest collaboration with some serious talent.
So you’ve booked the entertainment for your wedding or event, you’ll get to enjoy it the entire evening and you can’t wait. But what about when the night’s over and you’ll wake up the next morning and only have wobbly, dark distorted sound phone footage to watch back over. Our acts are the highest quality so your memories should be too. That’s why we’ve teamed up to offer the highest quality video team around who can record their performance and your evening to watch back over again and again. If you’ve watched the Lemon Entertainment ‘About Us’ video HERE you’ve already seen the high-end quality their filming produces.
Stuart and Dan have been filming events for over a decade, spent years in audio too and their entire lives being normal, regular guys who are great to have a beer with.
Outside of their work Dan spends his time outdoor cooking- smoking every meat he can in his outdoor smoker, brewing questionable- but still drinkable, home beers and ales complimented by also making the hottest of homemade hot sauces. Stuart plays for his local football team- we can’t decide whether we should tell you what team he actually supports here, ‘enjoys’ going to the gym just enough to be able to make up for his chocolate addiction and continually beating his dad at golf.
“We’re both people people-, that’s how we met, in central London, in person with no prior knowledge of each other. We love documenting events through film, we push to bring something different to the table each time that is unique to that event, venue or subject each time we shoot. We only know how to do things properly and right, there’s no point in being any other way when film and editing is involved. Our approach and equipment are geared around filming events to the highest standards, from the darkest smallest venues to the largest grandest halls and beyond we’re prepared for whatever your event can throw at us.”
Drop us a message to hear more about what Dan and Stu can offer you for your event.
At last, the sunshine has appeared again and it’s getting us very excited about the events we have coming up over the next 6 months. From Hampton Court Palace to Sorrento our bands are heading out to some stunning places over the summer and we can’t wait to share our adventures with you.
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So, Valentines day is just around the corner and I have to admit, although I am loved up, the whole commercialism around Valentines day really annoys me. So I thought I’d be a little rebel and do a little ‘anti-valentines’ blog. I don’t want to be too negative about it, so my spin on this is going to simply be – great songs that aren’t romantic! I’ve chosen three of my favourites and have put together an awsome playlist which is full of non-romantic songs for you to enjoy!
My first song has to be by one of my favourite artists ever. Alanis Morissette. I went to see her live last year and it was one of the most memorable gigs of my life. What a legend. This tune is the ultimate break up song.
This track by The Black Keys is such a winner. The video makes me so happy too. Being a lonely boy doesn’t have to be lonely!
And lastly – a winner of a pop track from Katy Perry. For me this song is all about self love and bring proud of who you are. GO ON KATY. Romance doesn’t have to be with another person – just be your own firework!
For more of our playlists including ‘Festival Vibes’, ‘Wedding Ceremony Inspiration’ and ‘Good Day Sunshine’ head to our Spotify page!
If you were lucky enough to get engaged over the festive period – CONGRATULATIONS! Now we are into January, the realisation of actually planning a wedding may have hit you. We want to help you with one of the most important aspects of your planning journey – the entertainment. We have set out some key aspects to think about when starting your entertainment planning journey for your big day.
Before looking to book, decide when during the day you’d like entertainment to be happening. A lot of people just go for a DJ or Band for the evening reception but think outside the box. Having some live music to welcome guests as they arrive at the ceremony is always a winner. It sets the tone and can add such emotion to this important part of the day. After the ceremony, many couples tend to have a drinks reception lasting a few hours. Having a performance during this time helps put people at ease who may not know each other or haven’t seen each other for a while. Live music or a performance artist, such as a magician is a great conversation starter. Something quirky during the wedding breakfast can make a formal sit down meal feel more light hearted and fun and really get people in the mood for the party of the evening reception.
A few tips when booking entertainment:
– Ensure that you do your research.
– Ask your friends and family if they have any recommendations.
– Once you have booked your venue see if they have any recommended suppliers they like to work with and trust.
– Ask for some testimonials from past clients on the booking process as well as the performers.
– Make sure you don’t leave booking your entertainment until the last minute, good bands and DJ’s get booked up about a year in advance for events.
To help you during your wedding planning sessions we have curated a planning playlist designed to get your created juices flowing whilst keeping those planning anxieties to a minimum.
If you are looking for inspiration for your wedding ceremony music head to our blog, Music for your Wedding Ceremony. With inspiration for songs to play whilst walking down the aisle, signing the register and the all important walk out with your new spouse.
If you’d like to chat about options for your wedding don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
Here are Lemon HQ it is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. AND I LOVE IT! High Street decorations are starting to go up, Christmas ad’s are on and the cosy slippers are out of hibernation! Which means…Christmas Party Season will be kicking off soon…and what does every Christmas Party need? First Class Entertainment, OBVIOUSLY. Oh and Mistletoe!
IT DOESN’T GET MORE FESTIVE THAN … THE SNOWFLAKES
You want the glitter, the sparkles, the full Christmas monty, then you need The Snowflakes. Take three sassy voices, arrange a collection of the BEST vintage Christmas tunes, add sharp dance routines and you have The Snowflakes! The Snowflakes are lucky enough to offer the exceptional talent of Rhys as an addition to the line-up! Together with the girls, he brings the smooth vocals of legends such as Bing Crosby, Dean Martin and Perry Como to the party, not to mention some fancy footwork to add an extra dimension to the show!
LIKE YOUR COCKTAILS FESTIVE? YOU NEED THE KINGS OF MUSICAL COCKTAILS!
The Herringbone Cocktail Club are one of the leading bands in London at the moment. Their roaming acoustic option is perfect for Christmas drinks receptions and dinners for clients who don’t want the volume or hassle of a full, amplified band. Their party set performance is guaranteed to get your guests on the dance floor, reindeer ears and all! From Pop to Garage and Rock to Folk with some Christmas bangers thrown in their repertoire is extensive and their arrangements and mash up’s make them truly unique.
LOOKING FOR A DJ BUT WANT THE LIVE MUSIC ELEMENT TOO?
Dos Tiempos are your perfect match! The Duo is made up of CJ and Ali, two of Lemon Entertainment’s finest performers. Their sets are high energy, merging the sound of Ali’s never ending, multi-genre record collection and the talent and explosive energy of CJ’s drumming. Both performers ooze not only talent, but are fun, lively, professional and will guarantee your dance floor is festive, funky and full all night.
WANT TO BLOW THE FESTIVE SOCKS OFF YOUR GUESTS?!
Our magician/ mind reader, Pete, is your man. Pete is in a class of his own, hired by the world’s biggest companies: everyone from Google to Microsoft, from Coutts to Christies, and from Soho House to Vogue. When Jude Law wanted to learn some magic for his role of Dumbledore, Pete was the magician he asked to teach him. No top hats, no magic wands… if you want a modern, funny and amazing magician that will produce genuine screams, gasps, and laughter from your guests, you are in the right place. Question, Pete – can you magic me up a Christmas Tree already decorated so I don’t have to spend hours on it?
If you have any questions or would like to hear more about booking any of our acts for your festive event don’t hesitate to email me on – Lucy@lemonentertainment.co.uk or give me a buzz on 07753496308.