An Engagement & A Wedding

Engaged

She said “yes”!

Special weekend swingin’ downtown — we played a public gig at the Third Degree Glass Factory Friday night and … wow.  What a great place with a great vibe. It was really hopping and we were pleased to be part of it — it was perfect for our  jazz/swing/standards/blues/fun music.

And being a great St. Louis venue, you never know what’ll happen … and during our performance of the wonderful Randy Newman song “Feels Like Home,” a couple became engaged! Also special was that the last time we played this place it was for the wedding of Justin and Rachel … so imagine how cool it was when I looked up and saw that they had come out!  It was great visiting with them.

The following night was another great wedding at another great place — The Randall Gallery.  (How cool both nights we played spaces where the walls werGreat Barb Shote filled with original art.)  The evening went really well, and it was nice to get specific compliments about what we were doing (the father of the bride really loved our arrangement of “Summer Time.” Also since it went over so well the night before, we played “Feels Like Home” again and the dance floor was crowded with slow dancers.

In fact, he asked us to play an extra half hour as the party was still in full swing. Of course we said yes — we love to play.

Here’s the set list from Saturday Night:

5:00: Cocktail Hour

Hit the Road to Dreamland

Almost Like Bein’ In Love

As Time Goes By

Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man

Don’t Know Why

I Will

Jamaican Farewell

Shaker Song

Look of Love*

Scotch & Soda

You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To*

Masquerade

Thank You

Way You Look Tonight

 

6:15/30

JOE takes care of this: Toasts: Best man <?>; Bride Father’s Toast: Dale oerhoff;

Bouquet Toss Cake Cut Prayer: Pastor Mike Schmid

 

6:30ish Dinner Music

Autumn Leaves

Misty

All Blues

Blue Bossa*

Killer Joe

So What

When I Fall In Love

Blue Monk

Black Orpheus

Take Five

Stardust*

Song for My Father

 

7:30 to 9:30

First Dance: Fly Me 3/4

Father Daughter: Unforgettable

Bridal Party: At Last

All of Me*

Can’t Buy Me Love

Cheek to Cheek

Do Nothin’ Till You Hear from Me

Every Day is a Holiday

I’m Thru with Love

It’s Only a Paper Moon*

Mack the Knife

Mercy

Somewhere Over Rainbow

Walkin’ After Midnight

Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Flip Flop & Fly

Stormy Monday

Georgia

On a Slow Boat to China

Rio De Blues

Route 66

[Break]

Moon Dance

Hit the Road Jack

Pennies from Heaven

Unchained Melody

I Feel Lucky

Crazy

On Broadway

Summertime

Run Around

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