11 06, 2018

June Bugs

2018-07-18T21:25:05+00:00June 11th, 2018|

Summer has arrived in South West France Although someone has yet to tell Mother Nature (we wonder if she's still sleeping off what seems to be a rather long winter!)  But no matter... it's June and the roses are blooming and our busy season is well underway. And we do love to be busy which is just as well because as well as singing [...]

2 04, 2018

Easter Bunnies

2018-07-20T10:02:42+00:00April 2nd, 2018|

Yeah! The Candies are back from our respective spring holidays and we're back on the fabulous AmaDulce in Bordeaux.  Tonight we joined the ship at Bourg sur Gironde, a pretty little vineyard town on the banks of the Gironde estuary. We're thrilled to be part of the Ama Entertainment crew again this year and keen to perform our new AMA set. We were welcomed aboard and [...]

21 01, 2018

Fabulous First

2018-07-19T19:12:29+00:00January 21st, 2018|

January Birthday Party The Candies don't normally perform in January or February as we spread our wings southwards for the winter but for today's birthday boy we made an exception. The party was held in the north of the Dordogne, near the little village of Saint Pardoux la Riviere... and being close to the Riviere was a little bit of a concern as [...]

24 09, 2017

Wow!

2018-07-20T15:09:37+00:00September 24th, 2017|

The Candies would be the first to admit that we get to sing at some pretty amazing venues; and today Chateau Labro was no exception. We were heading about 3 hours south east, to the little village of Onet-Le-Chateau... but our destination wasn’t the ancient and magnificent castle the dominates the village… but  a few kilometres further on at Chateau de Labro.   This fabulous [...]

6 08, 2017

More Love…

2018-07-21T15:56:25+00:00August 6th, 2017|

Weddings, weddings, weddings... although next weekend we do also have a corporate event! Candies and Weddings are like Strawberries and Cream... with added Champagne... and we love it when we get a few kind words after an event.  Last week we had three :) The first from a beautiful bride (and handsome groom!) who married in the Charente in SW France... Thank you all [...]

6 08, 2017

How Far is Too Far?

2018-07-21T16:06:10+00:00August 6th, 2017|

The Candies Sing at lots of weddings! When you're booking a band for a wedding it's really important that you find musicians who have lots of experience... weddings are wonderful and unique and fabulous and a specialist arena! We often pick up bookings whilst performing at other weddings (from friends, venues and wedding professionals) and one of the questions we're asked over and over [...]

30 07, 2017

Garden Party Party

2018-07-21T16:22:50+00:00July 30th, 2017|

Beautiful Informal Marquee Wedding in the Charente We met todays couple a few months ago at one of our campsite gigs, when they dropped by backstage to introduce themselves.  Their wedding had been planned as an informal affair in the garden of their house and whilst it was informal, it was also rather special. Some French village houses can have [...]

5 07, 2017

Award Winning Words

2018-07-21T21:41:55+00:00July 5th, 2017|

A few weeks ago we were lucky enough to play our part in the beautiful wedding of Mellaney & Joachim from Holland.  It was such a beautiful day, in a beautiful chateau, among beautiful people. Today I received a message from their wedding photographer, Ruud Claessen, who is a multi award winning photographer, from Holland. Good day ladies! I hope [...]

8 06, 2017

A Sunday Wedding

2018-07-21T22:22:27+00:00June 8th, 2017|

South West France is Dotted with Fabulous Chateaux South West France is dotted with fabulous chateaux and weddings are hugely popular but not everyone wants to get married on a Saturday.  Today's wedding party travelled from Holland and, as many of their guests were travelling from Holland over the weekend they chose to get married on a Sunday. Saturdays book quickly.  Couples travel to [...]

8 06, 2017

French Wedding

2018-07-21T23:09:27+00:00June 8th, 2017|

A Wedding for a Vintage Fan Several months ago we were contacted by a French couple who LOVE everything vintage and retro!  They wanted a Candy Wedding and of course... Candies being Candies... we had to say yes. The wedding was held at the Domaine équestre de Lauzerte, which is a large equestrian complex with its own Salle de Fetes.  There were also several [...]