A 21st Birthday Party

21st birthday party live band

When I was growing up my parent’s music was The Beatles, The Doors, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Slade, T-Rex and the Rolling Stones. I imagine that if you were looking for live music for a 21st birthday party in the 90s, the bands repertoire would consist of a significant number songs from the catalogues of these iconic artists of the 1960s and 70s.

Now that we find ourselves in 2023, it is 90’s music that we are 30 years removed from. The golden oldies for the the 20 somethings of today come from bands like Oasis, Blur, Pulp, Kings of Leon, The Strokes and The Killers… Christ I feel old.

So it was with mild apprehension that we accepted a gig for a 21st birthday party at the Interval bar at Sheffield University. Would such a young audience know the songs? Would they want to dance to “Park Life”, “Roll With It” and “Common People”? Would there be enough enthusiastic mums and dads there to fill the dance floor if they didn’t? Heavens to Murgatroyd!

As a 90s cover band, we’ve played countless gigs in our time, but there’s something special about providing live music for a birthday party. The energy and excitement in the room are always elevated, and it’s a privilege to be a part of such a memorable occasion. The venue was packed with family and friends eager to celebrate the milestone and dance the night away to some classic 90s tunes.

As we set up our instruments and soundcheck, we couldn’t help but feel a sense of nostalgia. The 90s were such a defining era in music, and it’s always a joy to share our love of that time with others. We were determined to give the crowd a night they wouldn’t forget.

Once we hit the stage, the crowd was already buzzing with anticipation. We kicked things off with some high-energy classics like “All the Small Things” by Blink-182 and “Chelsea Dagger” by The Fratellis. The dance floor was packed with people of all ages, belting out the lyrics and dancing along to the beat.

As the night went on, we kept the party going with a mix of upbeat rock anthems. The crowd sang along to every song, and it was clear that everyone was having a great time.

As a live band, there’s something special about seeing people connect with the music we play. It’s an experience that can’t be replicated through headphones or speakers. The energy in the room was electric, and we were thrilled to be a part of it.

Towards the end of the night, we played “Don’t Look Back in Anger” by Oasis, and the birthday boy’s family and friends formed a circle around her, singing along and swaying to the music. It was a heart-warming moment, and we felt privileged to be a part of such a special celebration.

In conclusion, providing live music for a birthday party is an experience like no other. It’s an opportunity to create lasting memories and bring people together through the power of music. As a 90s cover band, we’re honoured to be a part of these celebrations and look forward to sharing our love of music with many more partygoers in the future.