!daft! proudly supporting “Gift of a Wedding” charity

I was scanning my Facebook feed last week when I came across an article from Buzzfeed about a charity in the UK who arrange weddings for people who have sadly been diagnosed with a terminal or life-shortening illnesses.

A Charity Is Providing Weddings For Terminally Ill People And It’s Hugely Moving

We were particularly inspired by charity “Gift of a Wedding” so we gave them a call. We spoke to MD and Founder Patricia Harrison to find out more about what they do and how they work.

After a very short time it was clear to us that we may have something to offer people who find themselves in such devastating and heartbreaking situations, and we have put ourselves forward to Gift of a Wedding as a supplier.

How Can You Help?

The charity welcome monetary donations as well as wedding dresses. Click here for more information about donating your wedding dress.

A Call To Wedding Industry Bands, Entertainers and Businesses

We would encourage all the venues, DJs, wedding planners, bands and artists, photographers, cake makers, MC’s, magicians, caricaturists, agencies and all the other businesses we have had the pleasure to work with over 16 years to contact Gift of a Wedding and offer your services too. If you did just one booking a year with them, that would be amazing. You can call them on 0845 474 0717 or email [email protected].

Find out more about Gift of a Wedding here, follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

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Following the Yellow Brick Road to Legoland, Windsor

This week saw a booking confirmed for a performance at Legoland, Windsor, which we are chuffed about! We can’t name the client unfortunately, but they are a large international healthcare organisation! We play regularly for some of the biggest companies in the world. This year we have been honoured to play for Deloitte, Goldmann Sachs, Fujitsu, Allianz and Panasonic, now adding these guys to the list. We love to keep the corporate world rocking!

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This time we are going to be playing in the new, and particularly stunning, Legoland Hotel.

We’re really looking forward to this gig and playing at such a cool venue!

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!daft! Performing at WINGS 2014

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We are delighted to announce that we will be performing at WINGS 2014.

WINGS is an incredible International Jamboree Experience for Guides and Scouts aged 10 to 18. It provides seven days of adventure, challenge and fun along with opportunities to take part with others from across the world. The event attracts over 6000 Guides and Scouts from over 44 countries and is held in the stunning grounds of Windsor Great Park, Berkshire, UK. Read more


Laughingstock Music Festival 2014

Laughingstock is back! A family day of live music, food, drink and fun, all in the confines of the beautiful grounds of Laughing Water, a private residence on the banks of the River Thames in Shepperton, Middlesex. Laughingstock is a charity event with tickets starting at £10. You can buy your tickets below. Tickets are limited and sell out in a matter of days so don’t delay. !daft! are co-organising the event and will be performing sometime in the evening.  Read more


Fleurfest Music Festival 2014

Fleurfest Festival is just around the corner and if there was ever a year to attend, it’s this one. Why? We because, sadly, this is very likely to be the last Fleurfest… ever :( After 10 consecutive years Nick and Andy at the Fleur de Lis, Stokenchurch have decided to being event to a close, but then again, you never know what the future might bring.

So we are hoping to see this year out with a big, fat bang! Read more


Panasonic FKOM Corporate Function at Celtic Manor Resort

!daft! Corporate Function Band

On Wednesday 9th April 2014 we had a wonderful day, and night, at Celtic Manor Resort with the folks of Panasonic to play for the FKOM corporate function. Most of our bookings and events take place at the weekend, this was a break from that tradition with this performance taking place on a Wednesday night. Over the years we have performed for some of the world’s largest blue-chip organisations including Panasonic, Deloitte, Fujitsu, Aston Martin, Goldmann Sachs, the BBC, British Gas and many more. This was in fact the third time we were performing for Panasonic. Read more


Old Ticket Hall Windsor gig being filmed by Belgian TV

In December ’12 I got a call from a Alaska TV, a Belgian TV production company asking to speak to us about a special project they were seeking a British band for. We talked and pretty soon I was hooked on their idea and thought it sounded like a huge amount of fun. The project involves us pretending to be a tribute band to a particularly famous Belgian rock group, the aim of the TV show is the audience then has to guess whether we are truly a tribute act or not. The project requires your involvement as well, we will be being filmed at our gig on Saturday March 2nd 2013 at The Old Ticket Hall, Windsor.

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Wedding Testimonial – Kelly and Mike

Wedding Testimonial from Kelly and Mike

Wedding at the The Hilton, St. Anne’s Manor, Wokingham, Berkshire

What can I say that will show how fantastic !DAFT! were at my wedding? They totaly made the evening and I can’t imagine ever having such an amazing night again!

From the moment we set the date for our big day I knew there was only one band that I could possibly have for my evening recption. My husband to be had never seen !DAFT! play, but I persuaded him that he would not be dissappointed and he definitely wasn’t. Read more