Thanks as always to our advertising guru, Adam Stockton, and photographer Dave Parrish for the 1970s ad parody that will grace the pages of STYLE Weekly next week!
We are excited for our upcoming public performances listed in the ad. For more information follow these links:
A Celebration of The Vine - April 12 - 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
RVA Earth Day Fest - April 26 -
Fridays After Five - May 2 - 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Spanning a full three-hour performance, The Love Boat Land Cruise was our metaphorical candy-gram to / cologne-soaked-make-out -session with our beloved Richmond Sheethearts! Debuting new versions of songs from Glen Frey, Huey Lewis & The News, Prince, and the unmatchable King Harvest, Three Sheets also unearthed some favorites that had fallen out of the regular rotation over the past year.
Having retired our monthly Third Thursday residency, it was so great to see so many familiar faces / dance moves in the front rows. We missed y'all! With sunglasses on, and lights in our eyes, we didn't get to see everybody, but we can't wait to see you at Southern Railway Taphouse on March 15th for the next holiday yacht rock event! Tell your friends!
venue: The National
promotional partner: Nightlife Virginia
photography: Charlie Gibbs
poster art: Adam Stockton
Thanks to the readers of Richmond Bride Magazine for naming Three Sheets to the Wind to their 2014 A-List of top wedding professionals! We're proud to be a share this list with three veteran Richmond bands--Attraction, Jangling Reinharts, and Casper. Interestingly enough, two of the bands (Attraction and Jangling Reinharts) were formed by former members of B,S,&M! Special shout out to our friend Dave Barton from Attraction--a band leader with whom Topper shares ideas from time to time. From in-ear monitor systems to iPad front-of-house mixing to drum risers, Dave shares our passion for employing systems that improve the client experience. As the new kids on the block--relatively speaking--we are grateful to be able to bounce ideas off other bands in our never-ending quest to be the cheesiest, yet best, band we can be.
We are especially pumped to be on this list because it means that people voted for us--The Wedding Band For People Who Hate Wedding Bands--for a best of Wedding Band list! We enjoy the irony, and we enjoy our reputation as the preppy, tongue-in-cheek alternative to traditional wedding bands. We hope to see everyone out at the National on Valentine's Day for a decidedly un-wedding-y set of Yacht Rock hits. Sonny Pockett will be glad to autograph your copy of Richmond Bride Magazine at the merch booth after the show.
Well that's two years in a row that we've been recognized as being in the top 5% of wedding professionals in the US. As always, we view our inclusion in such an impressive group as a responsibility--not only to our clients, but to our fellow WeddingWire vendors--to set and maintain high standards. Five years into our existence as a band, we are still motivated to improve our performances, technology, and customer service. 2013 was our best year to date, and we look forward to hitting new heights in 2014 and beyond! Thanks to all the members of our exclusive Club Wed™ who submitted such nice reviews over the past year!
Jason and Christie were in for a lazy night in 2012 when their friend Kristin called from a DC club telling them that they had to get up, get dressed, and come out to see Three Sheets to the Wind. They did, and their lives changed forever because that was the night they found the band they wanted to play their wedding! Fast forward to their December 2013 wedding in Islamorada, FL for the images below. They had it all. Just like Bogie and Bacall, starring in their own late late show, sailing away to (an island near) Key Largo. Our best wishes to the happy couple!
Here's looking at you, kids...
When you're the 'wedding band for people who hate wedding bands,' you see a lot of different kinds of events. After you click here, and scroll down through the incredible images from Susan Kalergis Photography, you'll see pictures of people dancing, followed by pictures of people dancing with sombreros on. The appearance of the sombreros coincided with what still remains my favorite announcement I've ever been asked to make over a microphone. Having read the note passed to me by Julianne of SOIREE., I gleefully reported, "Ladies and gentlemen, I am pleased to announce that the tequila bar is now open in the corner of the tent!" Meagan and Buck are now two treasured members of our exclusive Three Sheets to the Wind "Club Wed." Seeing this wedding feature from Borrowed and Blue was a great reminder of that beautiful day. We wish them all the best!
Complete feature can be viewed here.
All images below, reposted from Borrowed and Blue, are the property of Susan Kalergis Photography.
"I thought we made this abundantly clear. We were only blessing the rains down in Africa. We were not in favor of rains soaking stages in Richmond tonight" - Walter Ego
Our fourth appearance at Massey On The River was, in many ways, the best. The Massey Alliance raised over $60,000, eclipsing last year's record-breaking sum. We were joined on stage by our jangle-pop-playing friends from Party of Four. Our sound engineer, AC Fader, was the hero of the night--playing the role of crisis electrician. (It turns out that water and electricity don't go well together.) We played beyond our allotted time, and Topper learned what it was like to play without his trusty stage fan when circuits had to be re-routed. 'The show must go on' became our mantra, and when the last wet road case was opened to dry in the studio at the end of the night, we could look back at a night of achievement--challenges met, cancers bested, and obstacles overcome. What makes a band? Is it playing your hearts out and staring electrocution in the face, whatever the cost?
Sure, that and a bunch of soft rock cover tunes...
Thanks to all who braved the weather for a great cause! All photo credits to Sam Allen.
p: A McCullough Photography
We were honored when Jason and Cristine booked us to be their wedding band back in April of 2012--not only because the date was more than a year out, but because Jason is the lead singer of Wander East, a killer rock cover band from the DC area. It's a special responsibility to play a musician's wedding. What we didn't know at the time was that Cristine was a rock star herself! She led the dancing crew all night, kept the party moving, and even "iced" the groom as he was searching for her garter! Jason joined us on stage as the lead vocalist for a couple of 80s classics. This party went to 11, but we're including a few of the tamer photographs below. Best wishes Cristine and Jason!
Best Local Band
Three Sheets to the Wind
Band leader Topper Dandy sums up Three Sheets to the Wind's appeal thusly: "The real secret of the band's success is that we play the greatest style of music that has ever existed--the hits of the '70s and '80s." Three Sheets drummer / fashion icon Danny Marnier muses, "It's often said that luck is when preparation meets opportunity. This band has had the opportunity to be very lucky with our preparation."
2. NoBS Brass Band
3. Black Girls
Reposted from August 2013 issue of Richmond Magazine.