It’s time for one of Entertainment Nation’s most popular bands to take their turn In The Spotlight: say hello to the almighty Wildcard!
Wildcard are a Birmingham-based 4 piece wedding band consisting of some of the best musicians in the business. These Brummie boys have performed at huge shows all over the world and are always in high demand. They always put in a powerful performance, putting their unique twist on everything from classic ballads to modern dance floor fillers.
I caught up with front man and lead guitarist Matt (some people are sickeningly talented…) to get some insight into what makes the Wildcard lads tick:
“We are very dedicated to our craft, we are seasoned professionals with over 40 years combined experience, including live performances on BBC Television on The Voice and the Graham Norton Show.”
As you can see, when you book Wildcard for your wedding, you’re not just getting any old wedding band, you’re hiring musicians who are passionate about their craft, with the skills and experience to put on a spectacular show. Don’t just take my word for it, check out Wildcard’s video featuring scintillating versions of hits by the likes of Bruno Mars, John Newman, Jerry Lee Lewis, Reef, George Ezra and Tina Turner.
Probably “Superstition” – it’s a great track and we are all big Stevie Wonder fans!
Stevie is a firm favourite at Entertainment Nation HQ too! I’m sure Wildcard’s version of ‘Superstition’ is as popular with audiences as it is with the band.
“Stand By Me” Ben E king, one of the most beautiful songs ever written.
Again, impeccable taste – a gorgeous song for a first dance that sums up what marriage is all about.
“Mr Brightside” always, without fail!
Another great choice. I can confirm I’ve been known to (tunefully) bellow every word of Mr Brightside in the early hours on various dance floors. I can just imagine the circles of guests, arms slung over one another’s shoulder as they belt out this modern classic.
That’s enough talking shop – let’s find out a bit more about the people behind the performance.
Four guys that have to travel hours and hours in a van… yeah, it’s always roses…
Hard question… we’re all good at annoying each other in some way, it’s tough to pick a favourite!
We did a wedding in Jersey in 2015. It was a long drive to get to the ferry and a super long ferry ride. We got to the venue after a nice restaurant lunch, and the weather was stunning. We then made our way to the venue and sat outside in the sunshine. The venue was on a beach and we were enjoying the warm sun, laughing, having a couple of drinks (courtesy of the happy couple). When the best man appeared later in the afternoon, I went to shake his hand and fell flat on my face. After recovering from the embarrassment, I then fell over two more times outside before we actually played. The band don’t usually drink at weddings as we maintain a strict professional attitude, but when the bride and groom insist and keep bringing you jäger bombs it’s rude not to. That’s the excuse I gave to my fiancée when I had to explain the bruises…
Doesn’t matter as long as there’s cake.
Thanks to Matt for his entertaining and intriguing answers – I want to know more about those bad habits… I can’t recommend Wildcard highly enough, as well as being outstanding musicians, they are a great bunch of guys who will do whatever it takes to make your wedding entertainment memorable.