May-July of 2017 has been on an entire different level from anything we've ever done. May had 8 big events, a couple of which were in Austin and San Antonio. June was especially fun as we played as an 8-10-piece band most weekends and Danny spent some time in Colorado serving double duty as musician and best man at a friend's wedding. After years of hearing best man speeches, he was really excited to give it his best!
In July, the National Association of Catering Events (NACE), of which we are proud members of the Houston chapter, held their annual national NACE Experience Conference at the Marriott Marquis in Houston. With event professionals from across the United States coming to Houston, the Houston committee went all in with giving them an incredible showing. We were fortunate enough to have played a part and were asked to play the opening night reception at the newly-opened Ballroom at Bayou Place.
The show's creative director and long-time collaborator Kat Creech, brought in several types of entertainment elements; four 4-foot platforms on the dance floor with dancers on them, Cirque du Soleil-esque performers suspended in the air and serving drinks, 11 caterers, custom cocktails, the works! We did not take on the responsibility of representing Houston lightly, and dove head-first into doing something on a completely different level from what we had ever attempted before. The band developed an all-new 2 hour and 15-minute program for the night complete with mashups, breakdowns, choreography, and new horn parts as a 10-piece band. The night was a whirlwind of energy and excitement and we are so excited to show you this teaser trailer of some of the fun: