The Winner – Best Wedding Live Entertainment, North East; Rock My Reception


Last week Rock My Reception attended the North East regional heat of tThe Wedding Industry Awards. They won their category and became regional finalists. The prestigious ceremony was held at Middleton Lodge in Richmond, North Yorkshire last Monday night. 


The regional heat took competitors from the North of the Midlands upwards, to the East of the Pennines up to the borders in Scotland. The competition was strong and after winning the Best Newcomer last year at the national award ceremony in London last January Rock My Reception were taking nothing for granted.


Rock my reception’s Dominic Beresford and Kieran Stokes being interviewed by TWIA’s Damien Bailey on their success last Monday night.

Kieran Stokes said “To win Best Newcomer last January was a fantastic experience and really helped raise our business to the next level. We never expected to get through to the 2015 final so we’re delighted!”

Commenting on why they mat have achieved such success in a short period of time Kieran said. “We always ask couples what songs they’d like throughout the day and we encourage their guests to ask for requests as we’ve got a fairly expansive repertoire”

Rock My Reception have a back-catalogue of over 2000 songs from the 50’s to the present day and can play any Beatle song ever written!

Rock My Receptions guitarist and vocalist Dominic Beresford said “winning the award for Best Newcomer was an amazing feeling. The Wedding Industry Awards is like a Kite Mark for wedding excellent and the exposure propelled our business to a much higher level”.

Winners are chosen by a panel who assess each category and collate scores and comments posted by the entrants customers on line.

Kieran added, “to win the regional finals for Best Live Act 2015 is astonishing and it’s truly humbling to receive such accolades from customers who you have worked for”

Founder of The Wedding Industry Awards, Damian Bailey said: “This our fourth awards and the standard of entrants was higher than ever,making it harder for our judges to pick winners from such amazing shortlists where everyone demonstrates such skill.”
Damien continues “With the UK wedding industry being worth an estimated £10billion annually, it’s no surprise that wedding suppliers are working hard to stand out in a crowded marketplace. Happily, for Rock My Reception, they’ve now got a coveted award to help them woo clients in 2015.”
The finals will be held in January at Leicestershire Squares glamorous Cafe De Paris, in London.


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