Times have changed. Weddings are no longer cookie-cutter weddings of years past. Couples are bringing their own unique tastes and lifestyles and incorporating them into the most special day of their life. There are now ‘greener’ weddings, surprise weddings, best men are women, etc. Older traditions are fading away and new traditions are setting the stage for the new generation of weddings.
Sometimes long standing wedding traditions need to be refreshed a little or even given a “face lift.” Consider some of the music that is played during wedding receptions and ceremonies. What happens if your taste in music leans less towards the Top 40 and more towards varied and eclectic? Or what if timeless pop standards have just become tired to your ear? Perhaps you might be looking for something that is meaningful and classy, but with a unique, contemporary sound. If so, then custom wedding band manufacturer Novell Design Studio has a suggestion for you.
Novell is proud to feature the music of Jacqui Naylor, whose new single is “Celebrate Early and Often” from You Don’t Know Jacq, her most recent album release. “Celebrate Early and Often” was written for and sung to Jacqui’s husband at their wedding. Jacqui uses her sultry voice, a piano and an acoustic guitar on this moving track to tell her own story of falling in love. It’s a fresh music alternative to play at a wedding reception, romantic celebration or perhaps as a bride walks down the aisle. The music of Jacqui Naylor helps create a loving and romantic mood for a variety of formal and informal occasions. “Celebrate Early and Often” is THE love song for the next generation.
Jacqui Naylor’s Unique Musical Styling
You Don’t Know Jacq is Jacqui Naylor’s seventh recording and highlights new arrangements of the most popular songs from her earlier recordings plus new original music. On this recording, Jacqui showcases her signature “acoustic smashing” technique, singing jazz standards over rock classics or vice versa, like The Gershwins’ “Summertime” over The Allman Brothers’ “Whipping Post” or Rodgers & Hart’s “My Funny Valentine” over AC/DC’s “Back in Black.” Her covers of the new classics are equally represented here with a bossa nova take on REM’s “Losing My Religion,” a gospel-flavored version of The Bee Gees’ disco-era ballad “How Deep is Your Love,” and a Jamaican-infused dance interpretation of The Rolling Stones’ “Miss You.” Of course, no Jacqui Naylor album would be complete without showing her jazz chops; here she revisits the Bill Barnes classic “Something Cool” from her very first CD and writes a swing tune called “This Is The Spot” as a “thank you” to jazz radio stations across the country. Other strong new originals on this recording include the beautiful first single “Celebrate Early and Often,” the optimistic “Dreamin’ Big With You,” and “Rise Up,” which was written to inspire people to vote and is currently featured on YouTube and the Obama/Biden website.
Customization Sets Novell Wedding Bands Apart From All Others
Novell Design Studio prides itself on continually bringing innovation to the wedding band industry. The company currently specializes in customizing its wedding band designs to suit individuals’ particular needs, tastes and diverse lifestyles. Since no consumer should just have to settle for what is on the shelf, Novell can specially manufacture almost all of their wedding ring styles in many variations – wider, narrower, in different metals (platinum, palladium or gold), with different finishes, and much more. Novell wedding bands are sold at over 1,000 authorized retailers nationwide. Visit www.novelldesignstudio.com to find the authorized retailer in your area.
“The process, which Ms. Naylor calls “acoustic smashing,” marked a turning point in her career.” Read more… Wall Street Journal
‘Jacqui Naylor has brought new twists to the notion of melding jazz and pop tunes – without high-tech assistance.” National Public Radio (NPR)
“The words are to Gershwin’s “Summertime,” but the music is Gregg Allman’s “Whipping Post… Naylor has the chops and sensitivity to pull it off.” NY Magazine
“In the never-ending ‘next big thing’ sweepstakes, bet on Jacqui Naylor to be a frontrunner. Her originals are Joni Mitchell good!” JazzTimes
“Jacqui’s ‘acoustic smashing’ of the great American songbook with the classic rock and roll songbook brings both forms to life in a way never heard before.” Ken Dashow Q-104
“Jacqui has a sumptuous voice, knack for scratchiness, and an ability to sweeten those bluesy bent notes.” Village Voice