"If you're wondering how two people can make such an impressive sound, the answer is even more impressive!"
Nicky Hatch, Entertainment Manager. Visitor @ RSVP Exhibition
"I was fortunate to meet Cupids Wish at the RSVP International-Confex Exhibition and was curious to find out how they achieved such a superb sound as a two piece band. I'd heard other duos before but these guys were in a class of their own.
- even if planning an event with a generous entertainment budget, this affordable pair would definitely be a strong contender because they rival much bigger bands who often lack the gifted ability to 'entertain' -
Cupids Wish' guitarist Michael also plays a host of other instruments and spends hours endlessly crafting bespoke tracks in the recording studio with the help of Georgia's musical family, to be able to deliver a brilliant full band sound. Their humble ambition is to make great quality live music affordable for people getting married.
Georgia told me, "As band manager and lead singer of a five piece for a number of years, there were so many times that couples getting married couldn't afford to hire us because professional wedding bands are just so horribly expensive to run and the fee to cover our costs - plus 5 musicians wages, was out of reach for a lot of people. Even though we were constantly booked up, Michael and I wanted to be more accessible to a broader range of people. We wanted to give more couples great quality live music, without it eating into their budgets. So we put in hours of hard work in our home studio creating tracks for us to sing and play guitar to. We think people are possibly impressed with our sound because the music is created by musicians with instruments rather than on computer software (as most backing tracks are) and this gives us a much more dynamic sound. We sometimes need to purchase tracks for an eleventh hour song request but 90% of our music is created for us, by Michael and some of my family who are amazing musicians."
Michael added, "There are practical benefits to being a two piece band too because we're able to play in limited spaces and this was another problem facing people who'd hired intimate venues and then didn't have enough room for a larger band."
I'm a lover of live music and above all a good band but must shamefully admit, I only ever latch on to the singer(s) and maybe sometimes a stand out instrumentalist in the group. With Cupids Wish, I had everything going on to woo me (and I'm pretty hard to please being a critical musician myself!) I was impressed with their sound though, their voices which are gorgeous together and Michael's guitar magic but it was their genuine consideration to supply excellent live music without breaking their clients bank accounts that warmly stirred me, and why I felt compelled to put fingers to keyboard and feature them in our 'Best of' brochure. Cupids Wish really were one of the stand out entertainment services at the exhibition for me because not only did they strike me as a brilliant band, but their talent and charismatic stage presence made me think that even if planning an event with a generous entertainment budget, this affordable 2 piece would still be a strong contender because they rival much bigger bands, who often lack the gifted ability to 'entertain'.
To find out more about Cupids Wish, visit their website at cupidswish.co.uk and speak to Georgia or Michael who are delightfully friendly. Put it this way, I booked them before me and my wife to be found a venue! We just knew we had to have them play for us!"
Thank you so much to Nicky who wrote these extremely generous words about us in her event brochure. It meant an awful lot to us and we can't wait to play for her and Hannah.
If you'd like to find out who inspires Michael and me to make great music, I've written about it over on our BLOG