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Balbirnie House Hotel – Our First Engagement Since Lockdown

Balbirnie House wedding band the Ritz Trio performed their first engagement at Balbirnie  following the COVID lockdown.

The Trio have been regular faces at the venue in Fife for more than a decade. The Ritz Trio are delighted that they have been able to accommodate most weddings which transferred from 2020 to 2021. So next year looks like being a busy time. In the meantime the Trio are adding new foot-tapping songs and arrangements to the repertoire!

By |2020-08-10T11:47:26+01:00August 10th, 2020|Events, Recent Events|0 Comments

Themed Events Ideas

Themed Events Ideas

The Ritz Trio were delighted to be asked to play again at the lavishly themed Glasgow University Vet Ball which was held at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow.

The theme chosen this year for the event was “Vintage Hollywood” and the Ritz Trio looked the part in their white dinner jackets.

Themed events are becoming more and more popular especially for weddings, corporate events and private parties. The Ritz Trio have taken on a number of guises recently ranging from vintage mechanics for a car launch to Peaky Blinders and Great Gatsby.

You can of course mix your themes.  Recently the Trio played at a wedding which used their services to help create the 1920’s and later in the day another band moved things on to the 1980’s complete with leg warmers!

Some Themed Events Ideas

Peaky Blinders Trio

Spurred on by the recent success of the Peaky Blinders film, the Ritz Trio hang up their white tuxedos for overcoats and step back in time to cobbled backstreets, three-piece suits and peaked caps! Bring on the beer, Irish whisky, gin, spiced rum and champagne!

The Roaring 20’s

Roaring 20’s weddings remain popular and the Ritz Trio have been asked to play at a number of Gatsby themed events in Scotland. The Gatsby theme affords great possibilities for dressing the venue not to mention the guests! Gatsby feathers, headbands, long pearl necklaces, cigarette holders and spiffy pinstriped suits all look great!

The Trio have a special programme of tunes from the roaring 20’s including “The Charleston” and of course “Putting On The Ritz”. Other well known tunes include Bye Bye Blackbird, Five Foot Two Eyes of Blue and The Sheik of Araby. Guests will be sure to have a roaring great time -this one of our favourite themed events ideas!

James Bond Themed Events

This is one theme that the Ritz Trio very easily fit into with their white dinner jackets! A James Bond-themed party has it all, from the initial impact of the famous James Bond silhouette and flickering flame lights to a sophisticated bar layout with, of course, the vodka martinis!

Add in the  incredible soundtracks, which the Ritz Trio enjoy playing and you have a perfect themed event.

And just in case you can’t remember any songs from James Bond movies here are some of our favourites; Diamonds are Forever, You Only Live Twice, Nobody Does It Better, Goldfinger and We Have All The Time in the World.

If you are looking for themed events ideas and would like to find out more about about hiring the Ritz Trio for your event, we would love to hear from you!

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By |2020-02-18T22:15:20+00:00February 18th, 2020|Recent Events|0 Comments

Logie Country House Wedding

Logie Country House wedding – One of the Ritz Trio’s Favourite Places to Perform.

The Ritz Trio recently provided background music for Shannon and Jacob at their Logie Country House wedding.

It was fabulously happy and relaxed occasion and a great way to end a busy 2019 wedding season for the Ritz Trio which saw them play at over fifty weddings and numerous corporate events.

Apart from the great facilities, Logie Country House has very friendly and efficient staff who always make guests feel welcome and as performers the Trio are always made to feel part of the team for the day.

The Ritz Trio, who specialise in music for wedding ceremonies and drinks receptions have made many visits to Logie Country House wedding venue in recent years. When the weather is fine they usually play out in the courtyard opposite the House which provides a great acoustic for their foot tapping entertainment.

The Trio are very versatile and whilst they are often referred to as a jazz band, the repertoire is much wider than that and even includes some fun renditions of pop covers, sure to keep guests entertained during the drinks reception.

For clients wanting a more formal or traditional wedding ceremony the Trio often enlist the services of a violinist to play with them. The ceremony repertoire includes most of the popular wedding music choices such as Pachelbel Canon, A Thousand Years (Perri), All You Need Is Love and Everything (Buble).

Logie Country house wedding guests with the Ritz Trio

Ritz Trio with guests at Logie Country House

Normally they would play whilst guests are arriving for the ceremony, then for brides entrance, for the signing and then finally for the recessional.

Following the ceremony the Trio are able to quite easily move from playing for the ceremony to either the enclosed Courtyard or Main House for the drinks reception.

The Ritz Trio have been playing together for over a decade and during this time they received great feedback from happy couples. Visit their Testimonials page HERE to read them.

If you would like the find out more about the Ritz Trio playing at Logie Country House wedding venue visit the Ritz Trio website HERE

Or make an enquiry HERE

Ritz Trio at Logie Country House

Logie Country House General Information

Set at the foot of Bennachie on estate lands dating back to 1492, Logie Country House is one of our favourite wedding venues.

The new Aberdeen Bypass, which opened in 2019, makes getting to Logie Country House so much easier when travelling from the south – no need to across Aberdeen city centre anymore

The house provides extremely luxurious, relaxing, unpretentious, warm and comfortable well thought-out accommodation. With an indoor swimming pool, cinema room, two outside hot tubs, courtyard, a large ballroom and even its own private island.

We find when performing around at different weddings that smaller intimate weddings often have a more relaxed feel to them and Logie Country House is definately best suited to these smaller celebrations. The 15 bedroom Scottish Castle can accommodate 42 guests. The new purpose built ballroom can accommodate larger weddings and offers the venue much more flexibility.

Steeped in history, Logie Country House was originally a fortified Castle built in 1680 on estate lands dating back to 1492. The house was extended and modified in the seventeenth century and completely renovated in 2006 to give the beautiful, warm and cosy house you see today.

LOGIE COUNTRY HOUSE DETAILS

Elphinstone Estate, A96, Pitcaple, Inverurie AB51 5EE

Logie Website HERE

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By |2020-01-07T14:58:16+00:00December 14th, 2019|Jazz weddings, Recent Events|0 Comments

Kinblethmont House Wedding

The Ritz Trio performed at a Kinblethmont House Wedding celebration recently.

Kinblethmont House is an imposing Victorian House set on Scotland’s sunny East Coast,  roughly 4 miles from Arbroath. This is the first time the Trio have performed at the venue and they hope it won’t be the last, as it was a wonderful afternoon! The house is surrounded by some lovely woodland walks which the guys from the band where able to enjoy before performing.

The House also has some history  as the first recorded human activity on Kinblethmont is a 3000 year old sun engraving on a stone that the Picts then adorned with their images 2000 years later. It stands in the atrium in Kinblethmont House.

The Drinks Reception

The wedding ceremony took place in the marquee following which the guests came out into the garden for the champagne reception accompanied by the wonderful sounds of this hugely entertaining and it must be said, very smart Trio!  The first song they played as the couple entered and as confetti rained down was “Isn’t She Lovely”. Later on in the afternoon some of the guests danced to a very laid back version of “Just The Way You Look Tonight”.

The Ritz Trio  offer music for both wedding ceremonies and drinks receptions, with the music providing a relaxing, swinging and often moving, backdrop to the day. Most recent choices for wedding ceremonies have included “Dream A Little Dream Of Me”, “Highland Cathedral” and  “Pachelbel Canon in D – with a violinist joining the Trio.  A happy couple recently had the theme from “Game Of Thrones” for the recessional!  

More Information

If you are planning a Kinblethmont House wedding and would like to find out more about the Ritz Trio and their music visit the website HERE

To find out more about Kinblethmont visit their website HERE

 

By |2019-11-25T20:01:35+00:00October 8th, 2019|Recent Events|0 Comments

Ferrari Event Scotland

As car lovers members of the Ritz Trio band were delighted to be asked to perform at a special event held at the Fairmont Hotel St Andrew’s this week.

The event which welcomed Ferrari owners from around the UK featured a number of examples of this prestige brand including this stunning new V8 GT Portofino.

The Ritz Trio have performed at numerous car launches across the UK in recent years and it is hoped they will be playing at Silverstone for the F1 event in July 2020.

If you are planning a car launch in Scotland and need some background entertainment then contact the Ritz Trio

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By |2019-11-28T11:27:37+00:00June 19th, 2019|Recent Events|0 Comments

The Parsonage at Dunmore Park – Wedding Entertainment

The Ritz Trio performed for a wedding at The Parsonage at Dunmore Park near Airth. The happy couple, Gill and Leam were a joy to play for and the day was filled with much fun and laughter – congratulations guys!

This was the first time in a while that the Ritz Trio had performed at The Parsonage at Dunmore Park  and what a happy return it was! The Parsonage has an expansive outside terrace at the back of the house where the Trio played in the May sunshine.The Ritz Trio played music ranging from Swing and Rat Pack to some fun arrangements of a few more popular tunes such as It Must Be Love, Love Love, My Guy and Can’t Take My Eyes Off  You to name a few. Guest saxophonist Laura MacDonald joined the Trio and was a swinging success with guests.

The Ritz Trio are one of Scotland’s most successful bands specialising in providing quality background music for weddings in Scotland and are popular and regular faces on the Scottish wedding scene. They have specially selected set lists for ceremonies, drinks receptions and Wedding breakfasts. They are also happy to take requests if there is something special you would like to have played.

They have over a decades worth of testimonials and reviews, you can read some of them HERE

The Parsonage at Dunmore Park is a fusion of Victorian grandeur and contemporary design with really nice touches around the venue, the Ritz Trio really look the part in this setting!

To find out more about the Ritz Trio for your wedding or special event at Dunmore Park visit their website here. You’ll find video and audio clips, great reviews and a selection of photographs.

 

By |2020-01-06T12:02:13+00:00May 9th, 2019|Recent Events|0 Comments

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