Weddings & Events
They say there are two things that people remember about a party - the food and the music! Whether it's your wedding day or a big birthday, I'd be delighted to put together a package to suit your event. Check out the available services below -
The legal part of a Civil Ceremony is actually very short, so it provides a perfect opportunity to personalise it with music or readings that mean a lot to you as a couple. As a minimum, you will need an entrance song for the bride, and an exit song for you both once you are officially married! You are also able to include a couple of songs as part of the ceremony itself - I'd recommend choosing a couple of songs or pieces of music to be performed while you sign the register, as this can sometimes take a bit of time. It's also a poignant part of the ceremony where you are actually 'making it official' so many couples use this time to choose music, songs or even poems that are specifically sentimental to them. My ceremony option covers the entirety of the service, plus up to 30 minutes before the ceremony, so I can provide entertainment as your guests arrive and get seated. You can choose any songs you like for the ceremony, however for a Civil Ceremony there can’t be any overtly religious references (no hymns or prayers). If you're not sure about the songs you've chosen, or you're stuck for ideas, I have a list of recommended songs that will hopefully inspire you - and if you're still not sure, the registrars are very helpful when you go to your meetings in the lead up to the big day, and they will be able to point you in the right direction! For religious ceremonies, I'm happy to incorporate some more traditional hymns and prayers on request.
Having live music at your Drinks Reception can really create a nice ambiance, as well as entertaining your guests while you slip away to have a moment together, or with the photographer to capture some romantic shots of the two of you. This is often the point when you may want to escape with the photographer to have a quick breather and get some romantic shots with just the two of you. My drinks reception option provides up to 90 minutes of live singing from me, with a carefully selected playlist of instrumental music to play between live sets. I usually recommend easy listening music, such as jazz standards, swing and acoustic covers for a drinks reception, but it's your day, and I can tailor my set lists to suit your themes and tastes - for example, some themed sets I've done in the past include songs from Musicals, Peaky Blinders/Gatsby sets and even Disney!
As with the drinks reception, having live entertainment during your wedding breakfast can add a little extra ambience while you and your guests eat. I’ve got a tried and tested setlist that adds enough in the background without distracting from your food, or conversation. My wedding breakfast service provides up to 90 minutes of singing, again broken up with carefully chosen instrumentals in the breaks. You are also welcome to use my wireless set up for your speeches and toasts, if required. I can work alongside yourselves or your co-ordinator on the day to ensure the smooth timings.
It's party time! Whether it's your wedding reception, birthday party, work Christmas party...whatever the occasion, I want to make sure you have the best time! That means keeping that dancefloor full with a selection of classic songs across the decades to suit you and your guests. I have a wide repertoire, typically covering classics from the 1950's to current charts, but I am happy to take special requests in advance or on the night! I can either work alongside your booked DJ or I can provide the DJ service myself, which ever you prefer. Or if you fancied something a bit EXTRA, why not check out my band SPEKTRUM - we are a 5-piece party band, if your venue can accommodate us, we would love to be part of your special occasion.
Sample Set Lists for all of the above services can be found here.
I can also put a special package price together if you book two or more services for your event.
If you'd like to discuss any of the options above, please get in touch using the Enquiry Form.
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