LOVE this!

We’ve had some amazing parties over the last week! A fabulously fun 40th in an amazing Manoire near Sarlat, a simply stunning wedding in one of Bordeaux’s many wine Chateaux, a fun filled evening at a hugely popular campsite in the Perigord Vert and of course we have another 5* evening on the AmaDolce… and to top it all we also received  this amazing review!  #bestjobever

I recently had the amazing trio sing at my 40th birthday in the Dordogne. Working with Colleen was a dream, easy and stress free. The girls were such a fantastic and key part of the evening. Their voices, energy, costumes, and set up were amazing. We had multiple dance parties with the dinner party getting up between the main course and the dessert to dance away as they couldn’t resist. I can’t thank The Candy Stripes enough for making the party such fun. We loved them and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a trio with great voices, lots of energy and a fantastic collection of songs.


How Far is Too Far?

We play at lots of weddings! When you’re booking a band for a wedding it’s really important that you find musicians who have lots of experience in this area… weddings are wonderful and unique and fabulous and a specialist arena!

We often pick up bookings whilst performing at other weddings (from friends, venues and wedding professionals) and one of the questions we’re asked over and over is how far will you travel? The short answer is… everywhere! The only real consideration is that all associated travel costs will be included in our fee.

As a general guide we’ll drive up to 8 hours from our base… this gets us to the Brittany coast, The Cote d’Azure and into the Spanish Costas. After this we look at flight options; flying from Bergerac or Bordeaux. If we’re flying then we need to consider the cost of PA and equipment hire if there is none at the venue… and we also need to include simple overnight accommodation for three.

Now this might all sound very expensive but actually it’s not. If you’re getting The Candies to travel a long distance then you may as well use us for your entire day, which gives you music from the Champagne to Disco Dancing into the wee small hours… in short all of your musical needs sorted!

Below are a couple of examples of travel costs :

Dordogne to Barcelona
1400km driving costs incl. tolls – 127€ each way
Simple accommodation for 3 people for two nights
Approx Cost 550€

Dordogne to Essex
Flights to Stanstead + onward travel – 200€
PA & Equipment Hire – £199
Simple accommodation for 3 people for two nights
Approx Cost 750€

If you calculate the cost of a disco hire, which lots of folks book for after the band… our travel costs will probably save you money!