Getting Married? Your wedding music search starts here…

Sian Hayley Smith’s wedding performance at La Ferme du Lac Vert, Morzine. Photos c/o Eight Bells Wedding Imagery

With France starting to reopen restaurants, bars and cafés from last week, things look like they are gradually starting to improve during this unsettled time. However, with groups limited to 10 people, and many other restrictions still in place, there is still a way to go before any form of normalcy is experienced.

Travel inside of France is being expanded but its still best to contact venues directly if you’re waiting to find out if your already booked wedding is able to go ahead in the near future.

We believe that memories are made on the dance floor so check out all of the superb, musical talent on the Après Ski Bands website and get in touch for more information on how we can work with you to create the sound track to your big day.

However, from the recent run of wedding music requests we’ve received, it appears that lockdown has been an opportunity for many couples to plan their dream wedding in France, let alone the U.K. and wider Europe! Many couples are still in love with the idea of getting married abroad, so if you’ve just started planning your dream wedding, don’t be overwhelmed! Are you looking for that all important party band? Drinks reception music? Ceremony music? The DJ to keep you dancing into the early hours of the morning? Or each and every one of those essential elements? We at Après Ski Bands are here to help you plan and arrange the music you require throughout your wedding.

Stay safe, be alert (!) and get planning! We look forward to working with you.

What’s On in The Lockdown 27/04/20

The Lockdown Sessions!

A What’s On guide for your daily entertainment fix whilst we’re on lockdown… and it’s all just a few clicks away!

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 27th April

Big Howard & Little Howard Every Monday!Howard Read’s Guide to Coping With Children In the Lockdown!

AliamiSounds Daily, Midday BST / 13h CEST – DJ session Live & Direct!!

Max Whittall  17h – Live après via Jack’s, Méribel

CoCo and the Butterfields20h GMT – filmed live at CoCo HQ!

 

 

Tuesday 28th April

Something for the kids! Every Tuesday & Friday Robbie from The Cash Cows 10:30 GMT (11:30 French time!) – ‘Mr Robbie Live and in your Living Room’

AliamiSounds Daily, Midday BST / 13h CEST – DJ session Live & Direct!

Jeremy Johnson (Jezza Jozza!) – Tuesdays at 13h – “Lunchtime Lock-in” Originals

Matt Denison 17h – Live apres via Jack’s, Méribel

CoCo and the Butterfields20h GMT – filmed live at CoCo HQ!

 

 

 

Wednesday 29th April

AliamiSounds Daily, Midday BST / 13h CEST – DJ session Live & Direct!

DJ Kommissar every Wednesday15h-17h – Live DJ sessions – Hip Hop, Funk, Reggae

Mardy Johnny Depps – 17h – Live apres via Jack’s, Méribel

CoCo and the Butterfields20h GMT – filmed live at CoCo HQ!

The LDV Quiz! Every Wednesday of Lockdown!

 

 

Thursday 30th April

AliamiSounds Daily, Midday BST / 13h CEST – DJ session Live & Direct!

Sian Hayley Smith17h – Live apres via Jack’s, Méribel

CoCo and the Butterfields20h GMT – filmed live at CoCo HQ!

 

Friday 1st May

Something for the kids! Every Tuesday & Friday Robbie from The Cash Cows10:30 GMT // 11:30 French time – ‘Mr Robbie Live and in your Living Room’

AliamiSounds Daily, Midday BST / 13h CEST – DJ session Live & Direct!

The Wingmen 18h CEST – Live apres via Jack’s, Méribel

Jeremy Johnson (Jezza Jozza!) – Fridays at 19h French Time “Guitarty Party

” Upbeat Covers stream

CoCo and the Butterfields20h GMT – filmed live at CoCo HQ!

The Confinement Sessions with Jack’s – Follow the links

Daisy B20h-21:30h – Late & Live with La Terrasse du Village, Méribel Village

 

 

Saturday 2nd May

Too Many T’s – Too Many T’s Facebook Livestream Gig (02/05/20 9pm GMT)

AliamiSounds Daily, Midday BST / 13h CEST – DJ session Live & Direct!

Artist TBC –  17h – Live après via Jack’s, Méribel

Bass Station Europe & NZ every Saturday 20h-22h – Live steam DJ sessions – House, Garage, DnB

 

 

Sunday 3rd May

AliamiSounds Daily, Midday BST / 13h CEST – DJ session Live & Direct!

Artist TBC 15h-16h30 – The Sunday Sessions with Lodge Du Village, Méribel Village

Ben Vickers17h – Live après via Jack’s, Méribel

DJ Nubium17h – 19h Live DJ Set – Project 41

Christina Rogers (The Trends)Every Sunday  – 18h30 – 19h30 GMT – Live from her home!

Ze Funkin’ English – 19h-21h – Live DJ set

Adam Isaac from Bloc Off The Wall21h30 CEST (20H30 BEST) – Check our Adam’s set for the Henley Lockdown Festival! 

DJ Kaya21h-23h – Live ‘Doron Pub’ DJ set feat. Disco, Party & Dance Anthems 

 

Ready to learn something new..? 

If you loved the gypsy jazz, blues and plentiful plethora of styles Chris Quinn brought to your aprés or evening gig this season, you now have the opportunity to have FREE online guitar lessons with the man himself. Just follow this link!

 

Luke Burgess is offering 1:1 online guitar lessons – contact Luke directly via his Facebook page / Messenger for more details! 

 

 

 

 

 

For your daily delectation and delight…

DJ B-Burg – Soundclash 2020 Mix

(photo – c/o The Wardette Studio)

 

 

KAYA – Soundclash 2020 mix from Méribel’s very own DJ Kaya.

 

 

 

Ezmarelda – Catch up on these little bits of DnB loveliness! – Soundclash 2020 Mix // SubSessions (photo c/o The Wardette Studio)

 

Aliami Radio – funky fresh beats and mixes from our very own Ali Wright (Tchaï & Ali and The Al Jones Band)

 

 

A Deep House track-a-day from Bubble+Crisp‘s Grant, on his Jamsolation SoundCloud page

 

 

 

 

Missed it? No need to miss out!

Late & Live with Al Jones at La Terrasse du Village

Late & Live with Paddy James at La Terrasse du Village

 

Catch up on all of the past Jack’s Méribel, Live Daily Après !

 

Lodge du Village, Méribel Village – Stay At Home Festival Part 1! 

Lodge du Village, Méribel Village, Stay at Home Festival Part Deux!

 

 

“It’s times like these you learn to live again
It’s times like these you give and give again
It’s times like these you learn to love again
It’s times like these time and time again”

Dave Grohl

 

And the snow came tumbling down!

Have you been out on the mountain, yet.? Have you experienced a bluebird morning which makes you feel like any worries are far behind you and all is right in the world..? Have you had the ski or snowboard this week that lifted your spirits, followed by an après where you danced your boots off and lifted other well known, local spirits (hello, Génépi!) as you said santé to your band, DJ, bar team and fellow mountain-lovers..? If you answered yes to any of those questions,  then you’ll definitely be making the most of your ski trip, season abroad or exquisite extension to your beautiful abode in the Alps.

What a wonderful, snowy start to 2019 it’s been – the stuff’s been falling thick and fast! The mountains, trees and forests look stunning, animal tracks can be spotted from your window, the roadside or when travelling to the top of your next run in a ski lift or bubble – or even when you’re headed for an off-piste adventure!

However, the roads and travelling conditions for musicians and DJs can be a little less dreamy, but travelling through various kinds of precipitation is all part of what our incredibly talented guys do to ensure you get your daily ski inspired party and relaxed hotel gig or private chalet musical experience. The professionalism of the Après Ski Bands artists is second to none!

Gigging the ultimate après ski party can be very chilly work, but the energy from the crowd, the music – and several on stage heaters or a roaring hotel fire – makes for an uplifting gig, each and every time.

Quality musicianship? Check. Snow covered back drop of mountains, slopes and multi coloured ski gear? Check. All the hits? Check. The skill and experience to create dance floor me mories for life? CHECK! The Après Ski Bands artists know their craft.

 

 

 

#What’sNew..? Silver Souled are here to play in the mountains!

As the ’18-’19 Après Ski Bands winter season continues to move forward in a snowy, mountainous melange of musical greatness, we welcome the legendary Silver Souled to the the Alps! Hailing from Bristol and formed in 2014, Naomi, Robbie, James, Martin and Matthew met and studied together at BIMM Bristol, attaining their degrees in Professional Musicianship. Their mutual love of all music from the 1960’s to present day R&B ensured this 5 piece were simply meant to be together. And take it from us, when you see a band perform for the first time and they make your whole body tingle within the opening bars of their first song, you know you’re witnessing something very special indeed.
From Stevie Wonder to David Bowie, Beyonce to Chaka Khan, Justin Timberlake to Otis Reading – this band’s full and varied style will knock your soulful socks off! Naomi’s magnificently powerful voice will grab you from the first note, right until the last.
Collectively, the band’s funky, soulful sound combined with a keyboard section to give a modern day twist on all genres, will boost the vibe on the classics and lift the up to date songs to the next level of a performance. Silver Souled are a uniquely gorgeous combination of musicians (and they are so very lovely, making them an absolute joy to work with..!) so what more could you ask for in the ultimate party band?!

Give your ears and eyes a treat this new year and check out Silver Souled at any of the following venues whilst they are with us in the mountains. And get ready for the body tingles – Silver Souled are here to make you and your après party sparkle!

Office de Tourisme, Brides Les Bains, Méribel // Monday 31st December // 17:00 – 20:00

Meribar, Méribel // Monday 31st December // 22:30 – 01:30

Cocorico, Tignes // Tuesday 1st January // 16:00

Smithy’s, Les Deux Alpes // Wednesday 2nd January // 22:30

Cocorico, Tignes // Thursday 3rd January // 16:00

Bubble Bar, Courchevel 1650 // Thursday 3rd January // 22:00

Cocorico, Val D’Isère // Friday 4th January // 16:00

Cocorico, Val D’Isère // Monday 7th January // 16:00

Hotel Post, Zermatt // Wednesday 9th January to Sunday 13th January // evening residency