EC plays wedding reception in Park City, Utah, August 2012

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EC plays wedding reception in Park City, Utah, August 2012

Postby And No Coffee Table » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:30 pm

Empire delivers Grammy Award winner, Elvis Costello as a Wedding Surprise

Park City, Utah
August 2012

When wedding planners, JOWY Productions, received the request from a bride-to-be to surprise her future husband with his favorite musician, they turned to Empire Entertainment to deliver Elvis Costello for the occasion.

Taking place outdoors, amongst the mountains of Park City, UT the intimate wedding reception called for a solo performance by the Grammy award winning, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member.

After an introduction by the bride, Elvis took to the stage, as the groom, (whose family describes at the worlds biggest Elvis Costello fan) nearly dropped to the floor. After the initial shock wore off, the groom joined his bride on the dance floor, directly in front of Elvis as he began to perform his 6-song set.

The crown sang along as he performed his hits including “(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes,” “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding,” and “Every Day I Write the Book.” Songs that made a huge splash included the jazz classic, “Makin’ Whoopee!” and “Alison,” where Elvis changed the lyrics to include the bride’s name. Towards the end of the set, Elvis got the entire wedding party up on the dance floor as he performed an exciting version of “Pump it Up.”

Following his performance, Elvis participated in an intimate meet & greet with the bride, groom, and their immediate family. Elvis also signed their wedding guest book, as well as a drum skin for the groom, who drums along to the Elvis Costello classics at home.

Empire was responsible for negotiating, contracting and arranging travel and accommodations for Elvis Costello, as well as working with the wedding planner to coordinate all schedules, logistical and technical aspects of his performance, while keeping the performance a secret.

Empire Entertainment is a leading producer of private and corporate events in the U.S. and around the world.


A photo of the groom's reaction can be seen here: http://jowyproductions.com/blog/2012/9/ ... tello.html

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Postby Paul B » Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:48 am

Two words meaning respectively 'good fortune' and 'born out of wedlock' immediately spring to mind. If the groom has been to100 EC shows I'm guessing he's been on this board at some point. Own up, who is it! Chapter and verse please...

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Postby fred darden » Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:11 pm

anybody tape it, put up on youtube yet? just kidding.

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Postby legman open to offers » Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:04 pm

Reckon how much would it cost to pull that off?
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Postby Jack of All Parades » Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:41 am

Available for bar mitzvahs as well? Neighborhood block parties? I have an important anniversary date coming up. Wonder if he would work for 'scale'? Continues to make me speculate as to how strong a financial hit he took from that ponzi scheme several years ago.
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Postby docinwestchester » Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:57 pm

Jack of All Parades wrote:Available for bar mitzvahs as well? Neighborhood block parties? I have an important anniversary date coming up. Wonder if he would work for 'scale'? Continues to make me speculate as to how strong a financial hit he took from that ponzi scheme several years ago.


Remember this?

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For this one he brought along the Imposters and the wheel.

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Postby johnfoyle » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:29 pm

All the details you could ever want about this wedding -

http://www.brideaccess.com/You-May-Kiss ... tello.aspx


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Postby Jack of All Parades » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:07 pm

Okay, so I have three daughters. If I start saving now..................but damn I am assuming one of them is going to want him to perform at the reception!!!!!!! :wink:
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Postby migdd » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:02 pm

Start saving anyway, Chris. Even if you don't book EC, the extra cash can go towards the dress(es)!

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Re: EC plays wedding reception in Park City, Utah, August 20

Postby krm » Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:58 am

johnfoyle wrote:All the details you could ever want about this wedding -


I did not find any link to a recording....

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Postby docinwestchester » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:08 am

krm wrote:
johnfoyle wrote:All the details you could ever want about this wedding -


I did not find any link to a recording....


ba not invited?

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Postby sulky lad » Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:27 pm

I think BA had his hands full serving the canapes ! :lol: :lol:

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Re: EC plays wedding reception in Park City, Utah, August 20

Postby bronxapostle » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:46 pm

sulky lad wrote:I think BA had his hands full serving the canapes ! :lol: :lol:


if i did sulky, you KNOW i would have had that beautiful SONY CASSETTE RECORDER strapped to the bottom of my serving tray pointing towards the stage.

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Postby sulky lad » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:40 am

I love the fact that we feel the same way about using every trick we can to make sure we get a recording ! I've hidden microphones and recorders down pairs of football (soccer) socks, spare batteries inside tiny holes in jacket pockets and special buttonholes in lapels to hold clip-on mikes ! My favourite incident was being made to go through a metal detector 3 times at Barrowlands in Glasgow with my minidisc tucked inside my ("Beatle") boots and finally convincing the bouncer that the keyhole surgery scar I had was actually my pacemaker which was metal !
The things we do to produce ROIO ! :wink:

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Re: EC plays wedding reception in Park City, Utah, August 20

Postby The Gentleman » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:06 pm

He seemed to miss a golden opportunity to dust off the bright and sunny wedding-themed songs in his catalog like "Harry Worth," "The Long Honeymoon," and "Imperial Bedroom." Set that couple off on the right note!

Actually wouldn't be a bad Spinning Songbook jackpot.

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Re: EC plays wedding reception in Park City, Utah, August 20

Postby The Gentleman » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:08 pm

krm wrote:
johnfoyle wrote:All the details you could ever want about this wedding -


I did not find any link to a recording....


If ever there was a setlist that didn't make me curse my misfortune at not having access to a recording, this could very well be it.

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Re: EC plays wedding reception in Park City, Utah, August 20

Postby FAVEHOUR » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:34 pm

The Gentleman wrote:
krm wrote:
johnfoyle wrote:All the details you could ever want about this wedding -


I did not find any link to a recording....


If ever there was a setlist that didn't make me curse my misfortune at not having access to a recording, this could very well be it.


Don't you want that one-off solo performance of "Makin' Whoopee"?

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Re: EC plays wedding reception in Park City, Utah, August 20

Postby The Gentleman » Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:38 pm

FAVEHOUR wrote:
The Gentleman wrote:
krm wrote:
I did not find any link to a recording....


If ever there was a setlist that didn't make me curse my misfortune at not having access to a recording, this could very well be it.


Don't you want that one-off solo performance of "Makin' Whoopee"?

Dave


Oh you're probably right. *sigh*

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:51 pm

The Gentleman wrote:He seemed to miss a golden opportunity to dust off the bright and sunny wedding-themed songs in his catalog like "Harry Worth," "The Long Honeymoon," and "Imperial Bedroom." Set that couple off on the right note!

Actually wouldn't be a bad Spinning Songbook jackpot.


Who wouldn't think they had hit the jackpot if these three were dedicated to you? :lol:

So how about a Love and Marriage section on the wheel Elvis?

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