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 [...]

11 06, 2018

June Bugs

2018-07-18T21:25:05+01:00June 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 [...]

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 [...]

10 09, 2017

Gold and Alchemy

2018-07-20T10:01:31+01:00September 10th, 2017|

The Wedding at Château de Jumilhac This Saturday's wedding was another joint venture with our REPLAY chums.  Colleen performed during the Ceremony, The Candies entertained during the Vin D'honneur and REPLAY played after dinner. The venue was in the north of the Dordogne in the village of Jumilhac Le Grand.  The village lies on the road followed by Richard the Lionheart and is [...]

1 09, 2017

Late Sunflowers

2018-07-20T17:01:31+01:00September 1st, 2017|

The last day of August saw The Candies heading back to the Charente for an evening wedding party. It feels like we’ve spent half of our summer in this corner of France and by co-incedence, this was the second wedding in this tiny village. Driving in, we passed the beautiful and imposing 15th century Chateau de Chillac and a field [...]

13 08, 2017

With These Clogs…

2018-07-21T15:42:06+01:00August 13th, 2017|

August is Busy for Singers in France! It's August and that means if you're a musician working in France you are going to be crazy busy... but YEAH!  We love to be busy! Over this last week we've had a wedding, an special anniversary party and a evening to celebrate the opening of a restaurant/bar... We've travelled to the north of the Dordogne, [...]

30 07, 2017

Garden Party Party

2018-07-21T16:22:50+01:00July 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 [...]

24 07, 2017


2018-10-28T14:43:42+01:00July 24th, 2017|

It's no secret that The Candies love a little vintage. We love the music, the fashion, the styling, even the lipstick! And it appears we're not alone. Today I read an article on BridalGuide.com about the five hottest current trends...  Vintage is # 2!    Not just for weddings but parties and particularly afternoon tea parties, champagne receptions, corporate events and even hen parties! If [...]

9 07, 2017

Lights on a Sail

2018-07-21T16:48:25+01:00July 9th, 2017|

Beautiful Wedding in Beautiful Bourdeilles Another glorious day in South West France and another wedding for The Candies.  Today’s couple live in France and married a few month ago, but arranged this party to celebrate with family and friends; and folks had travelled from across the globe to attend. Wedding Party in Beautiful Bourdeilles, Dordogne […]

5 07, 2017

Award Winning Words

2018-07-21T21:41:55+01:00July 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 [...]