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.
One day there could be no live music venues and/or precious little live music going on. Why is this? What is happening?
Is 20% VAT really to blame? Is it the fact you can’t smoke indoors still? Did Simon Cowell’s empire change the face of real music forever by injecting electro pop music and pompousness into the psyche’s of youngsters? Are One Direction, Nicki Minaj and Justin Bieber really today’s idols in place of instrument playing songwriters? As long as you look good, eh. I wish none of the above any ill, but please… there must be more to music than glamour, sponsorship and celebrity culture. Read more
You may have heard recently about a bill cleared by the House Of Commons relating to live music performances in small venues, and you might be wondering what this actually means and how it affects you, or your local community. In a nutshell, it’s a good thing. Here’s why.
Today: Reading, United Kingdom - Nov 28 at Corporate Christmas Party (Private Event) bandsintown.com/event/10639837…
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Playing Live: Maidenhead, United Kingdom - Nov 28 at Outside Maidenhead Town Hall bandsintown.com/event/10972488…
Playing Live: Windsor, United Kingdom - Nov 27 at Windsor Racecourse (Private Event) bandsintown.com/event/10972473…
This Weekend: Reading, United Kingdom - Nov 28 at Corporate Christmas Party (Private Event) bandsintown.com/event/10639837…
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We had the absolute pleasure of Daft! perform at my wife’s 40th party last weekend. From the beginning of our dealings with Graeme which started 3 months ago, he has been a wealth of great advice, professional throughout, flexible and amenable to our every need (and we had many).
Krish Seal40th birthday partyWokefield Park
We booked !daft! for the Slough Christmas lights switch on. Their professionalism and friendly nature made them a pleasure to work with.
L. HellewellSlough Borough Council
From the minute I spoke to Graeme I knew we were in safe hands. Graeme was easy to work with and worked with all the requests that we asked for our evening. Then came the actual event….. The band were absolutely superb! Our guests could not stop raving about how fantastic the band played, and how they made the evening go with a real bang.
Sam and Andy Partridge, Wedding
You guy’s were absolutely great! You must come and play for us!
Andrew Mawson OBEFounder & Executive DirectorCommunity Action Network
You were wonderful! You remind me of Robbie Williams!
Brett KahrComposer and broadcasterBBC Radio 2
We have hired Daft for two very different events and they went down an absolute storm at both!!
Lisa O’HanlonDirectorThe Enterprise Company
!daft! were outstanding and such great fun. They made the night a huge amount of fun.
A HUGE thank you for last night! Daft were totally AWESOME and stole the show!
Emma Jeavons-FellowsHartley Wintney Golf Club40th birthday party
What an amazing night! Once again these guys rocked the crowd and had them begging for more! They just ooze energy and charisma!!
Stephanie DunleavyThe Old Ticket Hall, Windsor
daft performed at our wedding reception in St Albans and were simply awesome. The set was superb and Greame’s interaction with the guests was excellent.
Geoff and Patricia GethinWeddingSopworth House
Yet another successful Christmas Party for Hightown thanks to Graeme and his team. They did not fail to deliver and judging by my inbox the next morning I will have no choice but to book them for 2013. Well done Guys and thank you for making my job a little easier.
Jane Childs, Hightown Praetorian and Churches Housing Association
Right from the start Graeme was helpful and his pre-wedding dialogue leading up to our big day was tip top, he was always on the end of the phone to allay any of our concerns.
Matt & KateWedding ClientsPinweood Studios, Berkshire
It was great audience participation and loved every minute you were on. I can see why you have such a massive following from your regulars.
Alexandra KantSmokey Joes Roadhouse, Maidenhead
Graeme, I can’t thank you enough for saving the day at the Music Festival with Bill Wyman. Daft, as always were absolutely brilliant and I look forward to booking you again soon!
L. StanierEvent OrganiserHampton Court House, London