Full Steam Ahead!

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Tenterden Station became our home for the weekend on the 17th & 18th May as we became part of the Kent & East Sussex Railway's 1940's weekend. The whole station had been transformed with stunning vintage cars and a beautiful vintage ambulance and fire engine. Everywhere you turned people were dressed in wonderful outfits from the era, it really was like stepping back in time. We had a fantastic stage where we performed throughout the day. Our sets of 1940's songs tied in with the departures and arrivals of the passengers who were riding on the impressive steam train that was travelling from Tenterden down to Bodian Castle. The weather was beautiful all weekend and there was not a cloud in the sky on the sunday, perfect for the overhead spitfire display that wowed the crowds and ourselves! A highlight of the weekend has to be watching the audience wave their union jack flags as they joined us in a rousing version of We'll Meet Again. All in all a truly magical weekend.1940S KESR 

"Thank you for coming to the 1940's event, we had such fantastic comments about you! We will definitely keep you in mind for future events" - KESR

Tenterden 1940s

Surprise Surprise!

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CHRISTINE 60THOn Sunday 11th May we took a road trip up to Banbury in Oxfordshire as we were the surprise guests at Christine's 60th birthday party. Christine had helped organise the party herself but she had no idea there was going to be live music, this was a lovely surprise arranged by her daughters. Her face was a picture as we took to the mics. As family and friends tucked into the amazing homemade spread we sang our hearts out with a mixture of vintage songs and some more of our contemporary songs with The Nightingales twist! There was some great dancing from everyone and it was a joy seeing so many happy faces as we performed.

"Thank you both for such a wonderful surprise. You are so talented. I had the best birthday ever." - Christine Teideman

"Thank you ladies, you were amazing and made the party so special" - Rebecca Iley (Christine's daughter)

True Love and Vintage Glamour

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Love filled the air at the magnificent Berystede Hotel in Ascot on Saturday 26th April, as the beautiful Sydney & Mark became man and wife. There wasn't a dry eye in the house as we sang the bride down the aisle to the spine tingling A Thousand Years by Christina Perri. The ceremony was full of music, we sang When I fall in love as they signed the register and they picked the most fitting tune, Stevie Wonder's classic Signed Sealed Delivered as they left the room as Mr & Mrs Lema. The wedding theme like Sydney's dress was vintage inspired and she made the most stunning bride in her incredible dress. A quick powder of our noses and we were back to entertain then guests during the drinks reception. As the champagne flowed and the photographer snapped away we sang everything from Fly me to the moon to Pricetag to suit all tastes and received lovely rounds of applause from the guests. It wasn't long before they began to sing along and start to have a little boogie! It is always a joy to sing at weddings, and this was one classy affair. We had a truly wonderful day and wish Sydney & Mark a lifetime of happiness.Sydney wedding


Ballroom Blitz

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On 5th April it was back to the Shire for one of the Nightingales as Emma returned to her old stomping ground where she grew up! We were booked to entertain the guests at a 1940's Blitz Ball at the lovely Hellidon Lakes Hotel & Spa near Daventry in Northamptonshire. The ball was held to raise funds for the amazing Help for Heroes charity. The guests who were all dressed in vintage attire, enjoyed a red carpet entrance with a champagne reception. Once the guests were seated we began our 2 sets of 1940's vintage songs as they enjoyed the delicious food that was being put in front of them. It was a magical evening with lots of money being raised for an incredible cause. This event also marked new Nightingale Abi's debut as she covers Katie's maternity leave. She did a sterling job and we loved every minute.


                    BLITZ BALL

It's all go this Valentines!

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Valentines WeekendOn Valentines Day itself, we spent the evening back at the fabulous Restaurant 107 in Cranleigh. As the diners arrived we sang some lovely romantic tunes to set the mood as the champagne flowed. We were so excited that once again we got to enjoy the amazing food at this stunning venue and enjoyed a 5 course banquet that really was mouth watering. As the guests finished off their coffee and heart shaped chocolates we took to the microphones and felt the love in the air as the couples filled the dance floor to complete their romantic evening.

Saturday was named The Nightingales on tour! First stop was Eastcote, Pinner for an afternoon vintage tea party to celebrate Dawn's 30th birthday with her family and friends. We sang up a selection of our 1940's favourites as the guests enjoyed tea and cakes from the wonderful Tea Vintage! We love singing at an event where Tea Vintage are catering as Marie looks after us so well with cups of tea and we get to try all her scrummy cakes!

Second stop took us down the M3 to Basingstoke and the delightful Audleys Wood Hotel. We were really looking forward to returning here having sung for their guests last Christmas Eve. We set up in the beautiful conservatory and sang a couple of sets full of romantic, easy listening songs to set the mood whilst the dinners enjoyed their incredible food and each others company. A lovely end to a fun filled Valentines weekend for us.