Welcome to #SupplierSunday!
We've been planning Supplier Sunday for a while now, to help celebrate some of the most talented Wedding & Events Suppliers in and around Norfolk. Now, during the lockdown, we recognise it's more important than ever to pay homage to the small local businesses who need and deserve it the most.
Having coordinated weddings in Norfolk for over three years, we have had the opportunity to work with lots of great suppliers, but the wonderful, talented souls behind these fantastic Norfolk hospitality and entertainment brands that we will feature on #SupplierSunday are more than just their fantastic work and content - they are genuinely lovely, supportive, kind and fun-loving people who are a joy to work alongside. So, we move on to our first fave of the column...
Barny Holmes is a Singer-Songwriter based in Norwich (UK). Barny is best known for his acoustic covers having developed an incredible following over recent years - he's not just talented, he's also really lovely, funny and genuine.
He's certainly not the kind of musician who turns up, plays a standard show and leaves, nor is he your standard 'Wedding Singer' by any means - he really interacts with the crowd and gets them fired up - singing and dancing all night long
He's easy to work with, and hugely dedicated to going the extra mile to make sure his clients are well looked after and that his performances are truly memorable. He's certainly not the kind of musician who turns up, plays a standard show and leaves, nor is he your standard 'Wedding Singer' by any means - he really interacts with the crowd and gets them fired up - singing and dancing all night long.
A BIT ABOUT BARNY
Barny's journey into music started at just age 14 and he's been attached to his guitar ever since. Since then, Barny has been the lead singer of many much-loved local bands and has even performed with Green Day, supported Ed Sheeran, Ben Howard, Ne-Yo and Enter Shikari! You might also have seen Barny on huge TV shows such as The Voice and Sing Date, or at any must-attend venue in Norwich and around the country. Although he likes to spend a sunny day busking, Barny has also been on the bill for huge annual festivals and events including Sundown Festival and Brighton Pride, and is set to take on even bigger projects in the future.
OUR FAVE ORIGINAL - Montagues & Capulets by Barny Holmes
As a musician, Barny has naturally created a range of original tracks which can be found on YouTube, Spotify, Deezer, Soundcloud and often on the national radio! These tunes are well worth a listen - they really take us back to our younger Indie-Rock days and are sure to become fantastic staples to your favourite playlists - give him a follow and see what you think! Our favourite original is probably Montagues and Capulets, but they're all really strong and very different - he's definitely not a 'one-sound-fits-all' artist, he really applies his best to a range of styles.
"Barny's Music is best described as catchy, Heart Felt, emotional, dark and yet very relatable." and is influenced by legends such Ed Sheeran, John Mayer, The Weeknd and Michael Jackson, among others - @BarnyHolmesMusic on Facebook.
IMO, If you like Don Broco, Ed Sheeran and The Arctic Monkeys, then you're sure to LOVE Barny!
Aside from making and playing music, Barny is also a model (!) and regularly features on the cover and big articles of local wedding mags such as 'Your East Anglian Wedding' magazine!
So if you're looking for the face of your next big shoot, get him booked!
SO WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT THIS BARNY?
One of the most stand-out things about Barny is his freestyle acoustic sets. He is well-known as the "Mash Up King" (Get A Glimpse HERE), and he certainly does have the next-level talent, incredible vocal range and expert versatility across many genres to back this up. You can work with Barny on the kind of vibe and songs you love, and he'll make it happen.
It was the kind of vibe you just couldn't leave for a drink, the toilet, a cigarette etc... you just had to keep dancing.
While working with Barny during a Wedding last year, we got to see this at his very best. We had a very 'rocky' and 'old-school-banger' loving couple who just wanted a really good, loud, jumpy, dance-y celebration that would have all their friends and family on the dance-floor for hours. It was the kind of vibe you just couldn't leave for a drink, the toilet, a cigarette etc... you just had to keep dancing because every song and blend was flawless. In his second set, Barny even mixed-in The Prodigy - Firestarter with an incredible range of his other best Indie, Dance and Rock covers. Having worked in the industry for many years and really appreciating a range of music, this was something we'd truly never seen before and it really surprised and delighted a lot of people.
Barny actually reacts to his audience and adapts his performances to make sure the dance floor is always filled. He also takes the time to get to know his clients and will always take the time to congratulate every couple, and have a laugh with your guests during his breaks.
PS. You HAVE to watch this snippet of Iris HERE!!)
HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF BARNY FOR YOUR BIG DAY
Not only can he invoke a wild party atmosphere, Barny can also set the tone for your big day from the very start; offering the ability to perform incredibly emotional ballads that will make everyone's heart skip a little beat as you walk down the aisle into your forever. Let Barny serenade you during your first meal as newly-weds, or put the soul and undivided passion into your first dance together (PS. You HAVE to watch this snippet of Iris HERE!!)
He's also a beautifully unique addition for both your daytime and evening drinks. So if you're looking for the perfect blend of raw talent, soul, passion and personality, Barny really is everything you could need and want for your big day.
The moment you've dreamed of - incredibly emotional ballads, that will just make everyone's heart skip a beat as you walk down the aisle into your forever.
We just can't get enough of this amazing musician and it seems the locals can't either! When Barny isn't serenading couples into their married bliss, he's always busy playing local events and gigs. While we're in lockdown, Barny is busy focusing on his social content (and parenting his stunning pet snakes!!), so keep checking back on @CopperhouseCelebrationDesign and @BarnyHolmesMusic for more info on upcoming live gigs. We know he'll wow you, but don't just take our word for it - go see him for yourself!
DON'T MISS OUT ON SOMETHING REALLY SPECIAL - Book your event early with Barny! #SellingLikeHotCakes
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The Copperhouse Team Xoxo
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PHOTO CREDITS: Bride Magazine Wedding Show, Archant and One Curious Dream