Stark Sands and Gemma Clarke Wedding
POSTED IN Blog, Latest So 80s News August 15, 2011
On the 9th of July So 8Os played at the wedding reception of Gemma Clarke and Stark Sands. Both the ceremony and the party were held at Bovey Castle in the beautiful depths of the Dartmoor National Park.
Stark is an actor based in New York where, until recently he was playing the lead in the Broadway hit American Idiot. The musical is based around the songs of Green Day. He has also appeared in the hit TV series Six Feet Under and Nip/Tuck and is currently making a pilot for a new CBS series Rookies. We were made extremely welcome by both the gorgeous couple and the staff of the amazing venue.
The gig was great fun. We played the Aha hit Take On Me for the first time (as specifically requested by Gemma and Stark) and were joined on stage by keyboard wizard Dave Bird for the whole set. One of the highlights of the night was an impromptu international dance off between the Brits and the Americans. Needless to say, with a group consisting of more than its fare share of Broadway performers, the dance moves ranged from the sublime to the outrageous.
Gemma and Stark said:
“We’ve done nothing but reminisce about the wedding since it happened and constantly talk about how incredible you guys were. When we booked you we both agreed that your performance was the thing we were most excited about on the big day and you didn’t disappoint!! Thank you so much for making it happen, you have made an indelible impression on the best day of our lives. We can’t wait to come out and see you perform again. Absolute A+”
A great day was had all round. Thanks again to Gemma and Stark for making us so welcome and we send our best wishes to the happy couple from all of us at So80s.