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A summer of new songs for the repertoire

Well it’s been a great summer, with lots of brilliant gigs and also lots of new songs learnt and performed. 

Here’s a quick rundown of the eclectic mix of tunes we’ve recently added to the repertoire – all being well we’ll have videos of them all sooner rather than later!


john legend moon loungers coverAll Of Me - John Legend

This has been a very popular song for the summer of 2014.  Our sparse arrangement of Chris finger picking and Steve on vocals seems to work rather well, whether it’s being played as a first dance or a ceremony tune.


pulp disco 2000 moon loungers coverDisco 2000 – Pulp

One of those songs we probably should have added to the repertoire a long time ago!  This one fits in well alongside our other Britpop numbers, and completes the Oasis/Blur/Pulp holy (or is that unholy?) trinity.


arctic monkeys moon loungers cover

I Bet That You'd Look Good... – Arctic Monkeys

This is another cover we’ve been meaning to add to the set list for ages.  Thankfully a couple recently requested we play it at their wedding, which gave us the impetus to finally learn it!  It's only 2 minutes, but what a 2 minutes.


dream catch me moon loungers coverDream Catch Me – Newton Faulkner

We played recently played this for the first time as a first dance song and it sounded really good (if we don’t mind saying so ourselves). Another welcome addition to our ever-expanding list of first dance suggestions.


ice ice baby vanilla ice moon loungers coverIce Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice

This rap classic was requested by a wedding couple for the disco, but - given that Stu already knew most of the words - we decided to have a crack at it.  Chris dug out Uncle Al’s 1980s keytar to complete the retro effect!


thinking out loud moon loungers coverThinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

Another recently released love song that has proved popular with wedding couples over the summer.  We can play this as a 3-piece for the first dance, or as an acoustic duo during the ceremony, drinks or wedding breakfast.


one direction moon loungers coverLittle Things – One Direction

This is actually another Ed Sheeran song, it just so happens that he gave it to One Direction (and then sat back and let the royalties pile in).  We played this for a first dance with Chris and Steve on guitars and Stu adding shaker and harmonies.


lionel richie moon loungers coverYou Are My Destiny – Lionel Richie

We also played this recently as a specially-learned first dance.  Stu absolutely loves the song, leaving Steve no option but to let him take the lead vocals – much to the delight of both Stu and also the bride and groom!