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11 11, 2019

The New Candy Band

2019-12-24T15:30:28+00:00November 11th, 2019|

GREAT NEWS!  THE CANDY BAND! I could write so much about our new band... to say we're excited is a huge understatement!  We have a band!  Not just any band... we have an AMAZING BAND!  Now you have a choice of the original all-girl trio and the 8-piece super band! Introducing... Paola - Fabulously talented performer in her own right she [...]

11 08, 2019

Hotel De France

2019-11-11T14:22:40+00:00August 11th, 2019|

Hands Up if you LOVE a Party? Hotel de France is a fabulous bar restaurant in one of France's most beautiful villages.  Every year the population of the town expands as visitors and holiday-makers flock to this beautiful medieval gem.  And every year during the summer Hotel de France hosts a music night.  We've been invited back year after year and we always [...]

3 08, 2019

Candies on Film

2019-11-11T13:07:34+00:00August 3rd, 2019|

Destination Weddings in France We love our Weddings in France!  We love being part of someones very special day.  We love it even more when very talented people capture those moments and turn them into film... like this film from Mike Zwijgers (a very talented Dutch film maker!) Watch this fabulous film and you'll spot some Candies at 2:55

28 07, 2019

House Warming in the Dordogne

2019-11-11T13:53:18+00:00July 28th, 2019|

Fourth Booking! We have a feeling that tonight's party goers are Candy Fans.  We played at their wedding several years ago... then they booked us for a special  birthday party at their home near Bordeaux... then they booked us for a surprise 70th Birthday party for a close friend... and then they moved house and decided to book us for their house warming!  If [...]

22 07, 2019

Friends Re-United

2019-11-11T13:14:04+00:00July 22nd, 2019|

Friends Re-United at The Manoire If you were a group of friends wanting to arrange a re-union but you are all spread across the globe, where would you choose to hold a party?  France of course!  In this case the very beautiful Manoire Laurette in SW France, not far from Bordeaux.  It's a fabulous building, lovingly restored and now serves as an up market [...]

12 07, 2019

Jeff & Debz Photography

2019-11-11T13:04:45+00:00July 12th, 2019|

Jeff and Debz Photography We love it when professional photographers send us pictures from special events.  Today we received these photos from the very talented Jeff and Debz Photography. They asked if we'd be happy to share them... and of course we are!  FAB photos guys!

6 07, 2019

Chateau in the Lot

2019-11-11T13:04:25+00:00July 6th, 2019|

HOT HOT HOT IN SW FRANCE The Candies headed back to the French region of The Lot today; for our third visit at the very beautiful Chateau Camp del Saltre and another Dutch couple recommended to us by Lot of Happiness. The weather has been crazy hot in France and as the evening progessed and the guests danced the night away, one [...]

30 06, 2019

Mediterranean Mountain Wedding

2019-11-11T13:04:02+00:00June 30th, 2019|

Mountains, Weddings and Paola! Today's wedding was in the Pyrenees mountains not far from the south coast of France near Perpignan.   We were joined today by our fabulous fourth Candy Paola. Singer/songwriter/pianist Paola Vera has been described as a ‘Jazz chick with hits’ (Richard Niles) and a ‘truly gifted improviser’ (Pete Churchill). Paola’s music blends her passion for jazz with a modern [...]

28 06, 2019

Brantome Police Horses Summer Ball

2019-11-11T13:38:38+00:00June 28th, 2019|

The Eden Project At the end of 2018 we were asked to provide the entertainment for the Brantome Police Horses Summer Ball. Brantome Police Horses is a very popular charity in the Dordogne and it's voted No.1 Visitor Attraction for the whole of the Dordogne (on Trip Advisor).  They provide care for retired police horses that otherwise would have no home to go. [...]

20 06, 2019

Very Special Birthday Party

2019-11-11T13:53:22+00:00June 20th, 2019|

HUGE 60th Birthday Party in the Dordogne We always love to work with new Event Planners and Venues so we were delighted to get a call from Larraine Bashford at Hideaways en France.  Hideaways specialise in organising and creating luxury chateau weddings so we were very happy to be invited to work with them! Larraine was organising a very special birthday party.  We would [...]