Sunshine Time Trio is on a roll with the super fun weddings, maybe we have something to do with it?! We got to play "Last Dance" (Donna Summers) and "Never Gonna Give You Up" (Rick Astley) among many other hits and it sounded great. Amy, Luis, and Brandon make it easy for everyone to have fun. We can't wait until the next one.
Ever After Farms Blueberry Barn
Whoo it's great to play with Luis & Brandon! Sunshine Time Trio - violin, guitar, and upright bass just sounds great and is so flexible and easy to work with. Amy's favorite song to play at cocktail hour was "You Belong with Me" by Taylor Swift. We had a great time providing music, sound, and BGM for this couple's wedding, cocktail & reception at Casa Feliz. The food from Arthur's catering was also delicious :-)
In the past I used to play long days of Christmas services and shows, from nationally televised broadcasts to daily ops theme park shows. Sometimes at Mary, Queen of the Universe Shrine. Since 2006, I spent my nights performing in Disney's Candlelight Processional at EPCOT. Last year I was working as the Disney Music Librarian during the day for the most amazing Music Directors across Disney internationally, then still rushing over to play Candlelight Processional at Disney World. This year was different in many aspects but the biggest difference was Christmas without Disney. I still played for a local church service and got to play with some amazing colleagues. I hope one day to return on stage for Disney, but for now I will dye my hair as many colors as I can :-)
Some of my past performances are streaming on Disney Plus. ABC Network re-broadcast some previous airings, including when I played with One Republic in 2016 and when I was lead for Andrea Bocelli in 2018. A 2019 Candlelight Processional show I was in with Neil Patrick Harris was also live-streamed via the Disney Parks website.
This was a really fun wedding for Amy & Luis. The guests were thoroughly enjoying themselves and the weather was beautiful. There was even a dog involved in the wedding ceremony. We had some Disney song requests, including Pirates of the Caribbean, it sounds great on violin & guitar!
Ever After Farms Peach Barn
This was a full wedding service for Amy, including Electric Violin, Backing Tracks, and providing sound for the Ceremony speaking! One of the great things about this PA system is that everything is battery-powered so it is portable for any wedding location. I was so glad to receive a comment from the officiant after the ceremony "Great sound system!" I'm glad I have my trusty cart to gather all the gear and reset for each location.
My favorite song request was definitely "September" by Earth, Wind & Fire for the Cocktail Reception!
The Crystal Ballroom at Daytona has a lot of options for both indoor and outdoor portions of events.
This was an awesomely fun time for Sunshine Time Trio to be back performing together! The trio played the prelude & ceremony at Celebration Golf Club and Amy played solo violin for the reception at Columbia Restaurant (the food was delicious!). Our favorite song request was "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" by Aerosmith from the movie Armageddon (written by Darren Warren, the queen of hit ballads). Sunshine Time Trio is looking forward to more performances in the future!
I was back at Estate on the Halifax for a wedding on solo violin. They live-streamed the wedding through YouTube. A new song request I had was Ruelle's "I Get to Love You." It has some fun time signature shifts and a beautiful message, it might go on my list of top wedding tunes.
New venue alert! Wanderlust Okto has multiple spots for the different parts of your wedding (Ceremony, Cocktail, Reception). I also worked with a new wedding planner in town: Reverie Events by Jessica Renee. The main song request was "Something Just Like This" by The Chainsmokers & Coldplay.