Couples who have yet to sign up a band to play at their chosen wedding reception venue could opt for the same composer as Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Speaking to The Leader, Paul Mealor described how he has received unbelievable exposure from providing the music for the royal wedding earlier this year – watched by about 2.5 billion people across the world – and is set to release an album.
It may prove to be a hit among engaged couples if the public’s reaction to his ‘Ubi Caritas et Amor’ at the Westminster Abbey ceremony is anything to go by. Mr Mealor described the response as “amazing” and claimed it has been a rollercoaster ride ever since.
The University of Aberdeen professor suggested it must have taken a great deal of courage for the royal pair to choose an unknown musician for their special day, adding: “Composers like me rarely get the opportunity to work with major recording labels. As a youngster growing up in North Wales, I could not have dreamed of this.”
If the bride and groom prefer rock music to classical tunes, they could emulate KISS bassist Gene Simmons, who invited his bandmates to take the stage for a number of songs at his wedding reception, reported the National Post.
The newspaper revealed that the veteran rocker had his first dance with Shannon Tweed to the Etta James’ song, ‘At Last’.