November 2012 was one of our busiest months to date, with 15 gigs all over the UK and abroad it was hard work for us MADHEN’s but amazing all the same. We performed in Cirencester, London, Vienna, Glasgow, Birmingham, Richmond, Aberdeen, Manchester, Brockenhurst and Bath – to name but a few places.
Cirencester was the first of our ports of call on the 3rd for a hunt ball at Oxwold House near Barnsley.
It’s such a beautiful part of the world and we went to one of our favourite places for lunch – The Village Pub, for a pre gig nibbles and drink.
It was the prestigious Marriott Grosvenor Square on the 6th for ‘The Big Red Ball’ – it was also the night of the American election!
We stayed at Heathrow after the gig as we flew to Vienna the next day for a powdered wig extravaganza!
Vienna was ‘amazeballs’ and we’d hired costumes from the lovely people at Angels specifically for the event.
Below are a few pics and a snippet of video footage from the event.
Such a well produced party and the crowd couldn’t get enough. We’d like to thank Anupa and the team for looking after us so well!
Below is the video from the event. The party starts at 3 minutes 50 seconds
From Vienna it was up to Glasgow to join the gorgeous Concerto Live team for a party at the breathtaking Mar Hall
Birmingham bound for the Slimming World Awards on the 10th at the Birmingham ICC! Great crowd – inspirational evening – met some lovely people. The event was hosted by ex TOWIE star Mark Wright!
It was back to Aberdeen later that month for a gig for Stena Drilling with the lovely people at Roselle. The gig was at the beautiful Marcliffe Hotel just outside Aberdeen. We performed alongside legends Madness who did an amazing set before we took to the stage. That’s one band you don’t want to have to follow!
Next stop – One Mayfair – in the heart of London with Rocket Food.
It’s such a beautiful old church and the team had transformed it into an absolutely stunning party venue for a 40th Birthday.
It was such a fun night! Helen and Matthew got to strut on the diners tables and we were joined by our good friend DJ Justin Charles and Madhen Productions too!
Thanks to Charlie Grant and the team for a great evening
Battersea Evolution was our next stop
Such a great venue in the middle of Battersea Park
We’ve played here many times. Tonight was in aid of Sports Aid
They raised a phenomenal £50,000 to help the next generation of British sportsmen and women
Among the guests were London 2012 stars Sarah Storey, Tim Baillie, Katherine Grainger and Greg Rutherford, as well as the medal-winning trio of Kristian Thomas, Max Whitlock and Sam Oldham who presented fellow gymnast Courtney Tulloch with SportsAid’s One-to-Watch Award.
The crew had done an amazing job creating a beautiful setting for a very worthy cause.
The stage itself looked like something from the X Factor!
We road tested our new sparkle-tastic Tripp NYC jeans which were a hit!
Here’s some more pics of us from the evening
The next day we were at the stunning new Westminster Park Plaza Hotel. With views across to Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament it was a great location for a party!
We’d never played the venue before and we were getting to stay overnight too which is always a bonus
Another great team did a sterling job at turning the ballroom into a place to party – and boy did they party!
It was a great gig and we even got to celebrate our Drummer Paul’s birthday with a delicious cake!
It was the Guys and St Thomas’ charity ball the following night. Marking the start of a string of dates for us at Old Billingsgate with the lovely Concerto people!
We love performing here. The guys do such an amazing job in transforming this historic landmark into one of the best party venues that London has to offer.
There’ll be plenty more pics and stories from here in our next blog
Big hugs to all the team involved – much love from us all x x x x x