Everyone who was invited to be a part of the day, offered something unique and special, to ensure the day provided an experience, worthy of the couples coming along.
The music was provided by Cameo Jazz and they performed, despite finding, where they were placed outside, was very fresh. That is code for cold as they were frozen! Nevertheless, they performed and it was lovely.
Cameo Jazz has a story! Back in February, 2011, Christchurch had a major earthquake and further on-going earthquakes. Together with the earthquakes there were many challenges and difficulties experienced by the people of Canterbury. This provided the inspiration for “Butterfly Whispers”.
“Butterfly Whispers” is the name of the CD they have recorded. The earthquakes and difficulties provided the inspiration for the first piece with “The Web of Love” – the first collaboration where Rocky Moore and Ali Mander worked together. “The Web of Love” was written for the Christchurch 2012 Festival of Flowers song writing competition and was to highlight a city recovering from a catastrophic event.
The two inspired musicians went on to create several more original songs. Ali and Rocky will tell you that one or two songs flourished into a full album as it became an engaging project with global outreach.
So thanks to The George Hotel, I got to listen to Ali Mander sing together with two of the musicians from Cameo Jazz (can be up to five performing).
“Entertaining with Elegance” is there marketing line for Cameo Jazz. They are happy to perform at weddings, birthdays, special occasions and parties. Ali is the one who seems to keep it all together and if you want to contact her - phone: 027 229 4298.