Hire a World Class Show Band for your Wedding: Introducing Jam Hot!

Stuck at home? Need something to boogie to? Get ready to have the best kitchen dance party of your life because today I want to introduce you to Jam Hot, THE band you are going to want to hire for your wedding!

We all know having kick arse entertainment and performers at your wedding reception is one of the most important things to get right if you want your party to go OFF and Jam Hot are here to serve! They are an 8-21 piece band who wow audiences all over the world with their unique and spectacular live show… AND YES, THEY DO WEDDINGS TOO.

But they’re actually not just a band, they’re an experience; and the way you feel when you see them play will stay in your mind as one of the best nights of your life, they pretty much guarantee it!

Don’t believe me? Check out the below video and tell me I’m wrong!

During lockdown they’ve been performing up a storm in their own homes and sharing their socially distanced gigs every week via their Facebook page. You can check out the rest of the series here if you need some damn good vibes to accompany you today.

With glowing reviews from each and every client they’ve had the pleasure of working with (most of whom book them again for other events) it’s easy to see why they’re in high demand and touring the globe.

Here’s the crucial info:

Jam Hot is fronted by four fiercely talented lead vocalists, a super tight rhythm section, searing lead guitar solos, powerful 4-piece horn section and elegant live strings. The band is made up of world-renowned professional session musicians, all with extensive experience of performing at the most illustrious events including Glastonbury, the 2012 London Olympics, The ITV British Soap Awards and the Brit Awards!!

Members of the band have also performed alongside the likes of Emile Sande, Jess Glynne, Kano, Rudimental, James Arthur, Tinie Tempah, Brian May, UB40, Shayne Ward, The Drifters, Shola Ama and George Harrison.

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Til Death Do Us Part: Occult & Tarot Themed New Orleans Wedding

Renee and Richie love candles but aren’t big fans of flowers, so they decided to not have any at their November wedding. Instead they incorporated fog machines, smoke bombs and candles to create a spooky ambience on the day. The bridesmaids carried incense burners, and as the couple walked up the aisle to be wed, they lit candles held by their guests to guide them. They were also heavily inspired tarot cards, incorporating them in the invitations, signs and centrepieces at the reception.

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Girly Glam Rock Wedding in Northern Ireland

Inspired by their love of rock music and some of their favourite movie moments, Jenn and Tommy planned a personal, rock ‘n’ roll and wedding at Galgorm Resort and Spa in Ballymena, Northern Ireland last summer. They opted for quite a ‘girly’ colour scheme with pinks, peaches and rose gold, but included many things that reflected Tommy too – not least of all a very special guest appearance from Iron Man himself!

“Music is the centre of our universe,” began bride Jenn. “Instead of coffee in the morning, we blast an earful of Aerosmith. Going to gigs together is our favourite past-time, we’re avid festival goers and Tommy is the singer for a hard rock band. So it was a no-brainer for us to use this as a starting point for our theme, and go from there.”

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Dark & Moody Football Meets Halloween Themed Wedding

As major Halloween fans, there was only one theme in contention for Mark and Brook’s wedding day – held in October, of course! “It’s our favourite holiday, we’re fans of anything to do with Halloween,” explained Brook. “We’re also from Pittsburgh, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers American football team, their colours are black and gold, so our theme was formed!”

They weren’t afraid to be themselves when it came to what they wanted from their day. “No-one ever got noticed for being traditional,” said Brook, “I think everything we did for our wedding was non-traditional in our circle.” 

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Set Healthy Boundaries With your Family (Whatever Family Looks Like to You)

Before we get started, I want to caveat this piece by saying I’m going to be using some of the traditional family names such as mum, dad, grandparent and sibling, but please feel free to input whatever caregiver is relevant in your world. These rules for good boundaries apply to anyone if your life including the families we make ourselves. Essentially, whatever ‘family’ looks like in your world, these rules will help you feel happy and sane before, during and after your ‘I Do’s’.

Oh families… Can’t live with ‘em, can’t live without ‘em! There can be few more challenging times to manage family relationships than when you find yourself planning a wedding.

There’s not only the trickiness of the guest list and the sudden wishes of your dad to invite his important work clients see his little girl get married (this actually happened to someone I know) but there might also a bit of parental money put into the pot, and that can mean a fine balancing act of their wishes being granted and your wishes, full stop.

It’s tough getting a group of (let’s be honest, often awkward) people to wear what you would like them to, eat what you would like them to and listen to whatever music you would like them to! So, here’s some advice on how to put in healthy boundaries:

Learn to feel when a boundary has been crossed

We’re very conditioned, especially with any parental figures, to go along with things. If you’ve been told as a child not to question a parent’s authority (i.e. ‘because I say so’) then, even as an adult it can be very hard to stand up for your needs. If you’re not sure when it’s time to set a boundary, take note of when something trips your emotions into play. You might feel uneasy, angry, sad or anxious. Physical sensations might be your belly dropping, heart increasing and dry throat. Give yourself permission (and space) to feel your feelings and these sensations because they’re trying to tell you something. Important side note: Anything too much for you to deal with on your own, then please seek out professional support.

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