Guys. I can’t imagine many things cooler than getting to sing jazz, wear a dress like this…and get paid for it.
Last night Courteney Rodda and the Other Guys had their first wedding gig. I was pretty stoked. It was a small wedding in an old retro hall outside of town. As I was driving out, I passed an old gas station and convenience store (that look like that haven’t been updated since 1948) and felt a little like I went through a time warp. And with our band playing music no older than 1960 (and looking the part too), I hoped the guests also felt like they went through a time warp. ;)
We got a lot of really good feedback from the wedding guests, but more importantly the bride and groom were over the moon delighted with us which, of course, is all that really matters in the end.
Seriously though…I can’t even believe I’m lucky enough to get paid to sing jazz to people. It’s beyond cool. I should also mention (speaking of beyond cool) that our band was recently competed with the addition of our stand up bass player, the super talented Mr. Brent Friesen.
Not to brag (ok…actually I’m totally bragging) but the band is a total class act. If you know someone getting married (or if you are getting married) I (and the rest of the band) would be tickled pink to play music at your event. If you want more info, give us a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org Or take a listen to the tracks we have up online on our (very bare looking) website: www.courteneyrodda.com/andtheotherguys
PS: I have officially fallen in love with this dress. Oh. My. Last night when I came home from the show I was about ready to collapse into bed and I thought…”Must. Photograph. Dress.” So I pretended to look awake while I posed for the camera. I need more occasions to wear this thing. Can someone invite me to a fancy party?