O’Brians Tea Rooms Private party

Emma Rimmer 40th Party..


Tonight is a celebration, who is celebrating? Well tonight is Emma’s 40th birthday party being held in O’Brians Tea rooms in Ormskirk, Lancashire. A place we know well though a first for us in this venue, formerly called the Old Printworks in recent years has had a redesign and is now a busy homemade afternoon eatery and venue. Emma booked us as she had heard the work we had done raising money for Foodbanks and being active on social reform (not to mention a VW Campervan) Emma decided to book us for her entertainment for the evening.

Being a local gig for us we had plenty of time to prepare our setlist, load some party tunes up and take our time setting up before the guests arrived. It is a fair size and easily accommodates parties and functions such as this. As we began to put our equipment together, Emma and her husband Paul arrived, we greeted them both and got chatting about the music for the evening and what time to start etc..It wasn’t long before we got on to the conversation about our passion for VW campers and before long had nearly lost track of time, it was time to go on. So with little time to spare we started our first set. As we played we noticed how lovely the décor had been and the little touches Emma had made to make the evening special. O’Brians Tea rooms is a great venue if your looking to have your party or celebration in Ormskirk and with the Rag Tag Misfits doing their upmost to entertain you have a great evening that can be had by all. It wasn’t long before it was time to announce the buffet and we ended our first set leaving the more dancey stuff until later on.

As the guest eat we chatted to Emma about her football coach job that she does and how little she knew about it before taking on the role, like a fish out of water at first, Emma though threw herself into it and enjoys giving kids the opportunity to play a game every week at the local sports ground.

After the buffet was served Paul gave a lovely speech to the audience and said some warming and heart felt words about the birthday girl. We took over from Paul and sang happy birthday to Emma and her guests before breaking into an upbeat number to get the party started. We ended on a high with the audience fully immersed in the music of 500 miles, participating and joining in, it was great and everyone had a lovely time, including us.


Thanks for all your advice and for booking us Emma & Paul, we hope to see you again soon and all the best for the future.


Helly & Andy

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