Recently, Kidd Blue was back in action with a winter wedding in Opelika, AL. The band had a great time entertaining friends and family of Jessica and Clay. A huge crowd was on hand to witness the nuptials at the Event Center Downtown and enjoyed a delicious sit-down dinner from Wilton Catering. As usual, the band provided exceptional jazz music as a background compliment as guests arrived at the venue. The lower volume of Kidd Blue's jazz set creates an exquisite atmosphere for guests to socialize, fellowship and talk to friends and family they may not have seen in quite some time.
The festivities began with Jessica and Clay enjoy their first dance together as husband and wife. This is always one of our favorite times at any wedding reception.
In the end, though, you've got to "break it down to the ground."
Best wishes to Jessica and Clay! We were honored to be a part of the BIG DAY!
The world's greatest wedding band was back at Moores Mill Club on December 13th for an elegant evening wedding with Kate and Sam. The evening featured a tented back patio and exquisite planning from Julie Bunkley and Invision Events. The Powell family are huge fans of Motown and old soul, including Sam Cooke (one of our faves), so everyone got out on the dance floor!
The evening started with with Kidd Blue playing classic background jazz - creating the perfect ambiance as guests arrived at the reception.
Enjoy our photo gallery below from the evenings events and let us know how we can help make YOUR wedding reception a night to remember! Contact Tim Chambliss anytime at (334) 444-2204.
Despite some rain and last minute adjustments by Mallory and her team at Moores Mill Club, the ceremony and reception for Alison and Travis Creel was a beautiful affair and memorable start to a new life together!
Tim Chambliss provided premium sound and wireless microphone configurations for the ceremony. Brides and parents planning outdoor or indoor wedding ceremonies (but especially outdoor events) should remember that at a minimum, the preacher or officiant for the ceremony should be mic'd with a good quality wireless lapel mic so that every guest can hear the special messages, prayers and scripture given during the ceremony. It's important to plan ahead for sound reinforcement and have a qualified technician on hand for set, testing and management during the event.
As always, Kidd Blue provided a clean crisp stage set up so as not to interfere with the bride's design and theme inside of the reception. Over-bearing stage set-ups can clash with the look and feel of the reception design, so be cautious when hiring your wedding reception band.
Best wishes to Alison and Travis and their new life together! Thanks for including Kidd Blue in the festivities!
Kidd Blue was honored to entertain at the reception of Matt & Heather Martin this past weekend. This was our second wedding for the Duran family and we take that as a large compliment.
The ballroom at The Hotel at Auburn University looked exceptional. Great work by Andreas Anagnostopoulos and his team creating such a special environment for this family! The groom's cake featured an Apple inspired theme, and it was DELICIOUS!
Heather and Matt chose to dance a waltz for their first dance. This is a brave step and required many hours of instruction and practice. We have to say that they absolutely knocked it out of the park - especially since they were dancing to Journey's "Open Arms." You may not have realized this was a waltz, but Heather did and the rest is history.
Enjoy the photo gallery below and remember to call Kidd Blue for the perfect wedding day! We are flexible with your plans, your song selections and your family. Our goal is for your friends and family to have the time of their lives and remember the great music and dancing.
Kidd Blue was recently honored with the job of entertaining guests at the nuptials of Mr. & Mrs. Brandon Mims. It was a gorgeous evening with perfect weather for an outdoor wedding. The wedding ceremony took place on front of the historic old fireplace at Oak Bowery Reserve just north of Opelika, Alabama. The band performed under the shade trees of the back yard and entertained guests both young and old with their eclectic mix of jazz, soul, R&B and 80s music.
The band's set-up for the evening was clean and visually appealing, allowing the bride's design to shine throughout the evening.
On a historical note, Oak Bowery Reserve is owned and operated by one of Kidd Blue's former bass players, Logan Patton. Logan has since gone on to become one of the southeast's most in-demand sound engineers, managing front-of-house sound for international jazz, pop and soul artists including Chaka Khan. Additionally, the band recorded some secretive original music in the barn at Oak Bowery, which used to be a recording studio. The audition tape for the 1987 MTV Rock n' Roll Challenge - which the band took 2nd place in - was also recorded on the property.
For the perfect wedding day - choose Kidd Blue! Use our booking form to get additional information.
Blustery skies and a little bit of drizzle didn't keep the Auburn faithful away. A crowd of 70,645 (AU's second largest A-Day gathering in history) braved the elements and still had an AUsome time.
Kidd Blue, The Band That Rocked The Final Roll, was on hand to entertain the large gathering at the green just outside of the stadium. We enjoyed seeing lots of friends and family who stopped by to sing along and say "hi."
We had the full 7-piece ensemble on hand for R&B, Soul, serious rock and some new surprises. Like the band on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for updates on your next chance to see Kidd Blue in action!
It was an evening of exquisite food, fellowship, dancing and opening of the wallet! Thanks to everyone who attended the 2014 CRMC Foundation's annual FUN-raiser at Loft 212 in Cullman. The evening began with some very unique items up for auction and the bid raising was vicious. All for a good cause of course. This year the Foundation raised over $80,000 to help "Refresh-A-Room" at Cullman Regional Medical Center.
A special thanks to Nell Dunlap for "discovering" the band last year and inviting us to play for these great folks.
If you missed Kidd Blue at Callaway Gardens for New Year's Eve you missed some great food, music and fun! The ballroom was decorated beautifully, with added lighting and drape - new for the 2013 celebration.
The band performed an excellent repertoire of classic jazz standards throughout dinner. Some guests could not wait until dinner was over to begin the dancing.
Once dinner was over, guests crowded the dance floor and never looked back into 2012. The band played an excellent mix of old soul, R&B, rock and 80s music that kept the floor full all night. There was an excellent mix of slow music, dance favorites and "Auld Lang Syne" at midnight as everyone enjoyed a champagne toast.
For a fun and experienced event band for your next party, ball, wedding or conference, contact Kidd Blue. You'll love the Kidd's enthusiasm and crowd engagement plus the band's eclectic mix of dance favorites.
Make plans now to join "the band that rocked the final roll" for an evening of dining, dancing and revelry in the Grand Ballroom of the Mountain Creek Inn at Callaway Gardens. This is the band's second year to celebrate with folks from throughout the southeast at Callaway. The band performed last year to rave reviews and kept the dance floor full all night long.
This year's event will begin at 7pm EST with cocktails and passed hors d'oeuvres in the ballroom foyer as well as live music from The Goodfellas. The exquisite plated dinner will begin at 8pm featuring an outstanding menu and wine pairings prepared by Executive Chef Chris Smith. Members of Kidd Blue will perform a great selection jazz standards for dining during the meal (of course, if you hear an old favorite, the dance floor is OPEN), but after dessert the band will perform a full repertoire of dance floor favorites.
"Last year's event at Callaway just blew us away," explains Tim Chambliss, lead singer for Kidd Blue. "I think we surprised a few folks with how broad our song list was. We played everything from Frank Sinatra to the Temptations to The Commodores to Cee Lo Green. It was a blast and we're looking forward to seeing some friends we made last year at Callaway."
There will be plenty of party favors, door prizes and fun surprises throughout the night - including the traditional champagne toast at midnight to ring in 2014.
There are room packages available that include overnight accommodations, evening festivities and entrance into the gardens and other amenities. All packages include shuttles to and from your room, cabin or villa allowing for fun and safe holiday party.
Make your reservation TODAY by visiting the Callaway Gardens website here:
Reservations are scheduled to be closed at midnight on Sunday, December 29. But we've heard that, if you're nice, they will squeeze you in on Monday ;>) Note that last year the reservations filled up at the last minute so go to the website now to make your reservation.
You will NOT be disappointed! And that's a PROMISE from Auburn's original party band since 1985.
There are dozens of kinds of music today, but which one is right for your special day? While a bride and groom may have their own preference to music, it might not always be appropriate for a wedding reception. Choosing a band that can play a mix of different types of music will ensure that everyone is happy and has a great time dancing at your wedding reception. Here is a quick guide to the do’s and don’ts of picking the best music for wedding receptions.
Jazz – Traditional jazz is an excellent option for the beginning of the evening. Classic jazz standards provide a comfortable background for dining and fellowship when guests first arrive at your reception. Consider keeping the music instrumental at this point in the evening to allow guests to warm up to the evening.
Country – Whether you love it or hate it, a little bit of country music may be the ticket at your reception. Many modern artists cross the line between twang and pop culture to provide a non-offensive song which creates a great beat for dancing without being overpowering for those who are just enjoying conversation and dining.
Oldies – Many of your older guests will appreciate some classics from the 50s and 60s like Stand By Me, Knock On Wood, The Midnight Hour and other favorites. Make sure your reception band is well versed in these types of songs.
Wedding Favorites – There are many timeless classics that are perfect for weddings. These include the dancing songs like Electric Slide, Twist and Shout, and Mustang Sally as well as classic love songs such as Have I Told You Lately That I Love You, Wonderful Tonight and Let’s Get It On. and Truly, Madly, Deeply. You can always count on songs like Play That Funky Music, Brick House and Brown Eyed Girl to get and keep your guests on the dance floor.
70s and 80s – Some of the best dance floor songs come from this era and you can always expect your guests to hit the floor when they hear numbers like Old Time Rock and Roll, 867-5309 (Jenny), Roller Coaster of Love and Rapper’s Delight. As your reception goes on into the evening, you’ll probably see some dance moves from many of your relatives that you never would have expected.
Just remember, the best music for wedding receptions should have a little bit of everything so that all the generations enjoying your special day can sing along, dance and listen through a wonderful evening. Kidd Blue offers an eclectic mix of music that is certain to please all of your guests on your big day. Contact Kidd Blue online at www.kiddblue.com.
Kidd Blue is a popular wedding, corporate and event band in Auburn, Alabama. The band has been performing to packed dance floors for over 32 years.