Dawlish Carnival Fundraiser
Our latest performance was by order of the Peaky Blinders…
Well, sort of! The theme was the Roaring Twenties; the venue Cofton Holiday Park in Dawlish; the event, a fundraising ball to raise money for the popular Dawlish Carnival!
We love playing weddings, they’re our bread and butter - but this event was a welcome change for the night as we do pride ourselves on generally being one of Devon’s finest party bands! Our set is tailored for any knees up, so we were really looking forward to this event - and we weren’t the only ones, as the ball had been postponed from 2020 due to the pandemic!
We arrived at the venue at 5pm, a little earlier than our default time of 6pm which, along with finishing later, is something we’re happy to do for an additional fee. It was great to be at Cofton, a 5-star holiday park in one of Devon’s most beautiful locations. Set in 80 acres, it really does make for a fabulous venue, and the three-course meal we were treated to (thank you!) was truly delicious!
As the revellers had been waiting two years, we had to ensure we had all our biggest tunes at the ready - what kind of party band would we be otherwise?! From The Beatles and Ed Sheeran setting the tempo in the first set to Bon Jovi and Bryan Adams closing the second, through to the encore of Bruno Mars and Oasis’ Don’t Look Back In Anger, everyone had an absolute blast, dancing and singing along from start to finish.
And we’re so pleased to say the fundraising itself was a success!
On the event, organiser Emma Nankervis said:
“Just wow! We are totally blown away by you guys! Everyone looked fantastic in their chosen attire, from Downtown Abbey to Peaky Blinders through to Flapper Girls. The food was great and the band were awesome. We managed to raise over £1000 on the auction, plus more on the raffle and games!”
As well as raising funds for Dawlish Celebrates Carnival, the event also raised £155 to send to the Red Cross, to help on the ground in Ukraine and the surrounding areas - so well done to everyone who came and helped such great causes.
Finally, thanks to the organisers Dawlish Celebrates Carnival, a group of volunteers who work really hard to put on the annual carnival. We have no doubts this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever! And thanks too to Cofton for their hospitality and for looking after us all night! We hope to be back soon.