We never set out to be a ‘wedding band’ at all when we first started. But over the years we often got asked to perform at peoples weddings.
When MADHEN first started some 13 years ago, we performed as a Blondie tribute band called ‘Bleach’. We then put together an 80’s tribute band called ‘So 80’s’ when Matthew joined us.
It was years later that a ‘school disco’ style band called ‘Class A’ were added to our roster and we even put on bespoke ‘Grease’ show for 1800 people for Barclay’s Bank at Excel in London.
Gradually over the years events organisers and party planners asked if we could put together a ‘party’ set. So adding new material and incorporating a lot of the music that we were already performing, Madhen was born.
We had always used the name Madhen Productions as an umbrella for the entire company and it seemed only right to call our ‘party band’ Madhen.
Most of our work is now ‘Madhen’ and we have grown from strength to strength in a very organic way.
We get to perform at amazing locations and venues around the world and weddings is one of our biggest bookings alongside corporate clientele.
At the end of 2012 (Our most successful year to date). We were asked by Rachael Godfrey to perform at her wedding to Olly Mourant on New Years Eve.
Rachael has worked with us on numerous occasions with Delta Production Services. We were absolutely thrilled to be asked and even turned down a gig in the Maldives!
We’ve performed at some very prestigious weddings over the years (including the wedding of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall at the Palace of Holyroodhouse). Rachael and Olly’s wedding was an absolute blast.
We had such a wonderful time and it was great to perform to colleagues whom we now regard as friends. What a great way to see out 2012 and welcome 2013.
Below is a video slideshow of the day. Amazing pics taken by our good friend Matt Porteous
Rachael and Olly are now expecting a baby in July, so we think that’s a great excuse for another party!!!