We’re ridiculously excited to announce that we’re about to undertake our second international gig in 6 months! This New Years Eve, Salt Strings will be playing at the exclusive Velaa Private Island in the Maldives – check out these photos. Heaven on Earth!
Looking forward to this incredible collaboration! May there be several more to come. Stay tuned in the upcoming months for news and pics from the girls trip – we’ll be sure to keep you posted.
With love from the team at Funkified Entertainment
So great to collaborate with the NRL again for Grand Final Day! Huge Congrats to the bunnies – what a game! Here’s a few of our fave snaps from the Ellipsis boys view of ANZ Stadium from The Legend’s Room:
Awesome snap of bass player Steve with Dragons star Johnny Raper!
Fantastic day! Thanks for having us!
Sineva and Jim’s reception was a truly unique and awesomely festive affair; combining elements from their Samoan heritage with The Usual Suspects’ go-to set list of current Top 40 tunes and old-school classics. They opted to further personalise their night with a traditional solo dance by the bride to ‘Tama Samoa’ – written in 1991 during the Rugby World Cup, inspired by the performance of the Manu Samoa Rugby Team – and by having her cousin Jennie sing ‘Le Manu Tagi e’ – another Samoan favourite – as a dedication to Sineva’s late father. When interspersed with The Usual Suspects renditions of party tracks such as ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ (Whitney Houston) and ‘Get Lucky’ (Daft Punk), there was a really fantastic vibe in the room – the overall aura of love, warmth and fun really something special!
Sineva and Jim chose the following songs for the other formal moments of the evening:
Bride & Groom’s Entrance: Happy – Pharrell Williams. ‘Happy’ has become a hugely popular choice for entrances of late, and it’s no mystery why. Its infectiously upbeat nature sets a great tone and it’s just the perfect introduction to the celebratory section of the night!
Cake Cutting: Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars. Romantic and heartfelt, this is a great accompaniment to what is always a rather poignant moment.
Bridal Waltz: Kisses In The Moonlight – George Benson. When it comes to your first dance, you can’t go wrong picking a personal favourite!
It was really wonderful to work with Sineva and Jim, and it really made our day when Sineva sent us this beautiful note after the wedding:
“We wanted to send a quick note THANK YOU and TUS sooooooooooooooo much for making our wedding an amazing one.
Our family and friends haven’t stopped raving on about TUS and me, Jim and my sister Ivona were beyond impressed and so proud to have TUS play at our day!!!!!!. We were blown away when we heard your demo’s but you exceeded our expectations on the night. The team were absolute professionals, really warm and friendly and unbelievably talented . WOW!!!! Awesome, amazing! We can’t stop smiling.“
Congratulations guys! All the best for your lives together – if the wedding was any indication, they’re going to be absolutely filled with love and smiles! X