Reverend and the Makers guitarist Ed Cosens and bride Rachel Sanderson tied the knot with more then a blessing from best man ‘The Reverend’ Jon McClure, writes Graham Walker.
Fellow bandmates Laura McClure, Ryan Jenkinson and Joe Carnall also joined other Sheffield musicians to entertain the happy couple and their guests at their reception.
Even guitarist Ed broke into song at The Beauchief in Abbeydale, Sheffield.
A setlist of covers – a selection of the bride and groom’s favourite songs – featured Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Cigarettes And Alcohol, Dub Be Good To Me, Funky Town, Go Your Own Way, The Importance Of Being Idle, Regulate and Daft Punk’s chart-topper Get Lucky.
Ed said he’s now the luckiest man in the world to wed arts and events manager Rachel.
They are planning a full honeymoon, but spent a few days away this week in Whitby, ahead of the band’s only Sheffield gig this year, at Mosborough Music Festival on Saturday.
Ed said: “It was the most amazing day, surrounded by our family and friends. And the wedding band wasn’t bad!
“It involved the rest of the band plus many other well known Sheffield musicians.
“I even made a surprise appearance myself, singing one!
“We get home from a post-wedding break to Whitby in time for the Mosborough appearance, where we’ll be debuting a couple of the brand new album tracks. Full honeymoon later in the year.”
Fans can still get tickets to see the band at Mosbrough Music Festival at the old Westfield School site, Westfield Crescent, Mosborough.
Ex-Beautiful South frontman Paul Heaton is Sunday’s headliner, and the weekend-long event will feature 25 acts, also including Neville Staple, of The Specials, Ex-Little Man Tate star Jon Windle, and Sheffield singer-songwriter John Reilly.
For full details, ticket prices, how to get there and more visit the official website at Mosborough Music Festival
Money collected at the festival will go to help Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, North Anston.
* Winner of The Star’s competition for a pair of weekend passes to the festival is Julie Hague, of Shirecliffe.