When you’re off having your photos taken on the big day, time will fly past. But it doesn’t always feel that way when you’re attending a wedding, especially if you don’t know many other guests. Having quirky reception entertainment can provide a much-needed social lifeline.
Rusty’s Travelling Piano Bar launched earlier this year and is already shaking up wedding receptions across the country. A Scottish and UK first, the renovated horsebox is the brainchild of ex-Red Hot Chilli Piper, Chris Russell and his partner Billie Rowan.
The couple have worked in the wedding industry for seven years and noticed a musical gap in the market. With the help of Scottish furniture design company Hame, Chris and Billie transformed a vintage 1970s horse box by kitting it out with a built-in piano and fully stocked bar. Chords and cocktails? A match made in heaven!
Rusty’s is set to be a singing success, and the couple can’t wait to expand their clever idea further. Billie says, “We’ve got a few ideas on how to take the business to the next stage – like adding to our fleet next year and providing a wider catering and bar service – but right now we want to savour this moment of being small and take joy from helping people to create memories that will last a lifetime.”