2 09, 2018

Domaine De Fayolle

2018-09-02T17:13:13+01:00September 2nd, 2018|

It's no secret that The Candies LOVE a good wedding.  Today's couple booked us from their home in Hong Kong and we made all of the arrangements via email.  I was surprised when the groom joked... 'thank you for turning up' when we first met but it made me think what a HUGE leap of faith our clients take when they book us from [...]

21 08, 2018

Wedding Words…

2018-08-24T21:38:53+01:00August 21st, 2018|

More Parties, More Kind Words, More Fabulous Music in SW France When did we last catch up?  We've been so busy we forget :D We've performed at a couple of weddings; our Fabulously Vintage champagne set and our Disco Diva Party, we spent an amazing day at a beautiful family wedding in the Charente, we've been back to Etang Vallier Resort... WOW!  those folks [...]

7 08, 2018

Before the Wedding

2018-08-07T20:09:34+01:00August 7th, 2018|

There is a growing trend with destination weddings in France (and elsewhere).  Rather than have 'the wedding' followed by 'the reception'  couples are looking for more... and The Candies are not the only ones to notice... "Millennials are all about the experience," says Wedding Wire trend expert Anne Chertoff. "They're focusing on creating an aesthetic—through food, drinks, entertainment, whatever—that they as a couple love [...]

31 07, 2018

Sun, Live Music, Parties…

2018-07-31T17:56:54+01:00July 31st, 2018|

It must be high summer in France.  We've been singing at weddings and parties and night markets and campsites and cruises... and all under these Fabulous French skies. The BIG new is that we changed our name!! Well to be honest you all changed our name!!  We started life as The Candy Stripes but everyone calls us The Candies.  So we decided that you [...]

12 05, 2018

Old Friends… New Friends

2018-07-18T21:29:43+01:00May 12th, 2018|

Etang Vallier LOVES The Candies A few years ago The Candies were asked to 'open' the season at The Clubhouse at Etang Vallier Resort in the Charente.  It would be fair to say that it was a good night!  Subsequently, we've been invited back many times and actually have a very nice little Candy Fan club there... so it was great [...]

2 04, 2018

Easter Bunnies

2018-07-20T10:02:42+01:00April 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+01:00January 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


2018-07-20T15:09:37+01:00September 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 [...]

16 09, 2017

Busy Repeating…

2018-07-20T15:16:38+01:00September 16th, 2017|

Repeat Bookings for The Candies September is usually a quieter month... the peak wedding season is over and as the school holidays draw to an end then things calm down a little... HAHA!  Not for Candies! We've had a busy, busy month and last week we had two repeat visits... another party night a La Charrue and a return trip back to Bordeaux. What [...]

10 09, 2017

Bordeaux Again…

2018-07-20T15:30:13+01:00September 10th, 2017|

 Candies might be singing in Bordeaux more often We were again invited to sing on the AmaDolce when she docked on the Quai de Chatrons in Bordeaux.  This is a beautiful boat and she is the perfect place for an evening cabaret... and it gives us a really great excuse to don our sequins! We boarded at seven, were given our cabin and offered [...]