REPLAY Wedding and Party Band in France
Between us we've played hundreds of gigs at hundreds of different venues and generally they all go to plan. However two weeks ago we were in the awful situation of having to telephone a client on the morning of their event and explain that REPLAY couldn't make it.
Colleen woke in the early hours of the morning feeling quite ill and as the hours passed her husband decided she needed to go to hospital. After a while it became clear that something was seriously wrong and in the end she needed emergency surgery... clearly there was going to be no singing that weekend and actually for another two weeks.
So what happens when this sort of situation arises? We're lucky in that we work alongside a host of different musicians in our corner of France and we were able to contact a few folks and put together a great band for the evening. The client was offered the new line-up or we could have arrived with the PA and lighting rigs and set up a Disco for the evening... either way there was going to be music and dancing!
The night was a great success and here's what the client emailed
...I'm so glad to hear that you are now recovering... "the show must go on" is all well and good but at the end of the day your health must come first, make sure you take the time to recover properly.
Ray was an absolute star, after giving me a heart attack telling me that REPLAY could not come, immediately after putting down the phone he made arrangements for another band to come. Everyone at the dance commented on how good they all were.
There is no need to be sorry for not being there, these things happen, the proof of the professionalism of all of you, is that we were not let down, quite the opposite...
Having to cancel a performance was a first for REPLAY but the response we had from fellow musicians was fantastic. Being able to call on friends to help us out was an event saver (another reason to book a local band!) and in the end, a great evening was had by all!
Colleen has an easy ride now for four weeks as she's not allowed to lift or drive... but we're back gigging next weekend and we're very hopeful that this was a one-off experience!
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