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December 23rd, 2016

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It’s been a busy year at Entertainment Nation HQ! We’ve helped hundreds of happy couples find their perfect wedding entertainment, supplied party bands for birthday celebrations all over the UK and hooked up corporate clients with brilliant bands for awards ceremonies, Christmas parties and other corporate events. We look forward to working with even more of you in 2017 to bring you the UK’s most exciting live entertainment!

We’ve also been busy blogging this year. We’ve created how to guides for booking live entertainment, shared our favourite viral videos and gone behind the scenes with some of our bands in the Live Loft and In The Spotlight. We’ve got big plans for 2017 and hope you continue to enjoy our advice and attempts at humour! If there’s anything you’d like to see on the blog, let us know in the comments.

Here’s a retrospective of our year in blogs!

January – Top 5 Things to Consider When Booking a Party Band

We started the year with some solid advice to anyone looking to book a party band. Our top tip? Book with a reputable entertainment agency:

“You not only get the expert advice offered by agents that have worked first hand in the entertainment industry for many years, but also get the security of knowing that all available acts are vetted to ensure only the best quality. All bookings are securely contracted and we are always on hand to ensure your event goes off without a single hitch.”

February – The Ultimate Wedding Checklist

In Feb, we created the ultimate wedding checklist! A comprehensive guide to everything you need to do to organise the perfect wedding and when each item on the list needs to be done. Not only do we help you organise the best wedding entertainment, we make planning a wedding a breeze!

the ultimate wedding checklist

March – Top 10 Most Popular Pop & Rock Songs Performed at a Wedding

We chose Uptown Funk as the number one TUNE to send the dance floor absolutely crazy! It’s still a guaranteed floor-filler and there’s been nothing released during the rest of the year to rival Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’s mega-hit… except for perhaps Bruno Mars’ latest mega-hit 24K Magic!

April – Our All-Time Favourite Wedding Dance Routines

The first dance, the bridal entrance, the groom’s speech: all ideal opportunities to bust out a custom dance that’ll leave your wedding guests astonished – or cringing in embarrassment. Either way, people will be talking about it for years to come.

May – Entertainment Nation at the Great Birmingham 10k

In May, one of the Entertainment Nation team took on the Great Birmingham 10k and made it out alive! Two of our great bands – White Rabbit and Motown Sensation – performed live at the event, lifting the flagging spirits of runners as they trudged around Birmingham city centre under grey clouds.

June – 20 First Dance Songs You’ve Never Thought Of

One of our favourite posts of the year. The team got their heads together to come up with a list of possible songs for those couples who want something a little different for their first dance.

July – How to Win Small Business Sunday

We were lucky enough to be chosen as winners of Theo Paphitis’s Small Business Sunday competition on Twitter earlier this year. Here we share our tips on how other businesses can increase their chances of winning the competition and joining us in the SBS winners’ club.

Entertainment Nation win SBS Theo Paphitis

August – Win Your Wedding With Confetti!

We’re thrilled to be a part of Confetti’s phenomenal Win Your Wedding competition. In this post we share some of the incredible prizes on offer to the winner, including, of course, awesome wedding entertainment from us!

Win Your Wedding Up To £40000

September – Phat Beats In The Spotlight

This year we launched out In The Spotlight series of blogs, where we have a chat with our bands to find out what life as a musician is really like. The battle between hog roast and buffet to top the complimentary food league has proved enthralling (to us at least!).

October – The Live Loft: Wildcard

2016 has also seen us introduce the Entertainment Nation Live Loft, where we invite bands into Entertainment Nation HQ to perform live covers of their favourite tracks. While we’ve got them in the Live Loft, we also take the chance to have a chat and play some games with the band.

December – Cool, Quirky and Unique Wedding Entertainment Ideas 2017

Christmas is a popular time for proposals, so we thought we’d better put together some blogs showing off the incredible acts available from Entertainment Nation to entertain at weddings. If you receive a festive proposal, congratulations, and don’t forget to hire your dream wedding band from Entertainment Nation!

What a year it has been! We hope you’ve enjoyed our look back at an eventful 12 months for Entertainment Nation. A huge thank you to all our amazing clients and to all the incredible artists who are part of the Entertainment Nation family. Stay tuned because next year’s going to be even bigger and better!

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