Marmalade first came to the attention of the record-buying public in 1968. They had their first two releases in May and October of that year; both of which did well in the charts. However, it was a cheeky cover of The Beatles Ob La Di La Da that eventually got them their number 1 slot.
It stayed in the top position for three weeks in December of that year. (If you’re familiar with the Ob La Di song, the chances are now we’ve put it into your head it’s likely to stay there all day…sorry!)
The band, originally from Scotland, had an excellent reputation for being down to earth and extremely commercial. They proved that without a doubt, due to the millions of record sales throughout their career. Marmalade gained their popularity with their harmonious voices and thrilling performances. They have been delighting audiences of all ages since the 1960s.
Their current date sheet is a testament to the fact that this band are working hard and still very much in demand. In one testimonial a very satisfied fan has said that the band ‘bounded on the stage and had the audience in the palm of their hands’! That describes the perfect type of entertainment to be offering your guests, wouldn’t you say?
The talented musicians that make up today’s Marmalade are still a very popular live band. Marmalade are firm favourites with holiday parks and hotels, theatres and festivals. As you would imagine they are an essential booking for 60s and 70s themed events.
Today see’s the band performing gigs throughout the UK including Somerset, Whitby and Skegness, and European bookings for Germany and Holland.
Big Foot Events are delighted to be able to offer our clients the opportunity to hire a live band of this quality and longevity, call us on 01253 351100 for their availability.
Megan Chungh – Park Hotel, Newcastle
Just a quick one to say how amazing everything went at our function thanks to Big Foot Events! From the very beginning they were extremely helpful and made sure everything was looked after without giving me too much hassle either! The Photo Booth, Candy Floss Cart and Popcorn Cart were all fantastic and a great hit with all of our family and friends and the staff running them were absolutely amazing! They were all set up and ready to go well before the event started and made sure they were always helpful! So a massive thank you to you all!
Amy Casey – Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
I just wanted to say a big thank you for being a part of our snapdragon festival this year. Once again Rex was a massive hit and the children and adults loved him. The two members of staff that came to the event were very professional and catered to any requests we had.
George – Golden Sands Holiday Park
We absolutely love having Noughty 90’s here, such lovely people and amazing sets! They had everyone up and dancing on the dance floor.
Mr & Mrs Pravitt – Private Wedding, Stoke On Trent
It was absolutely incredible, I cannot thank you guys enough for how amazing it all was. The Ranger and Rex were outstanding, every single guest loved them to pieces and we certainly had the wow factor for our wedding. Just the idea of having a dinosaur is one thing, but the way Rex, Trixxie and the Ranger worked tirelessly to entertain the entire wedding party just added to the overall effect. We've had non-stop comments from those who attended saying it was pure magic, videos of the experience have gone viral and we even had guests from the hotel desperate to catch a glimpse of Rex. I cannot overstate how incredible you all have been, from the day a weirdo messaged Lauren asking for a dinosaur at their wedding, to speaking with Jade to coordinate everything and then finally meeting Rex and the Ranger on the big day. Everything worked out a million times better than I ever thought possible, and my dad was very pleased to see Rex was appropriately dressed with his bow tie. Amazing, amazing, amazing, thank you all, from the bottom of our hearts.
Andrew Edmeads – Frimley Lodge, Surrey
Both acts went down a storm at the weekend. Really pleased with everything! Madonna did all the hits and even included some iconic costume changes! She had the audience up Voguing at the front! ABBA Fever had the crowd on their feet from the start and would be a worthy headliner in the future.
Barry Herridge – Ely Beet Sports & Social Club
The evening on Saturday was wonderful, Planet Abba we're superb and also so welcoming to the audience. As you know this is the 3rd year in a row I have used your agency and as always you have given me a wonderful evening, thank you.