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Wedding Entertainment – How to create a great atmosphere

Wedding Entertainment – Creating Atmosphere

When a client is looking for wedding entertainment it’s because they’re looking for someone to create the right sort of atmosphere for their guests. Usually they’ll try to contact an agency or individual who specialises in wedding production. Why are clients doing this and is it really worth it? How do you find the right wedding entertainment team? What creates the perfect wedding atmosphere? I felt it was important for couples to get a feel for what goes into their wedding entertainment and production. By understanding just what’s involved it will hopefully help you decide who and what to hire for your wedding day.

The Staging

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It is quite a good idea if you have a wedding band or DJ to raise them on some kind of staging. There are many reasons for this but first and foremost it will help create the party atmosphere. By having the band slightly higher than the guests you’ll get that true performance effect and this will also help map out your dance floor boundaries. Staging is not too expensive but brings a really great dimension for your wedding band.

Wedding staging - Wedding Entertainment

The staging is usually the first thing that goes in when it comes to music production. Before any lighting or equipment goes up the staging must be laid down. I work with several stage production teams and they’re always the first in and last out. They will design it, build it and pack it down after the wedding, which usually sees them leaving the venue after 2am. Thanks guys.

The Lights

Up lights for weddings - Wedding entertainment

The lights you use at your wedding can really add to the atmosphere and in my opinion are essential for wedding entertainment. I know from performing at many weddings that having a few up lights and moving heads can make a big difference. So what are the differences and what should you be using at your wedding? Well at a very basic level you should be looking at some up lights. These are small LED lights that can be dotted around the edges of the room or behind the band sending light upwards. They can change colour, or be set to match your colour scheme for the wedding. They are relatively cheap and can have a massive effect on your wedding atmosphere.

Up lights and moving heads

You then have moving heads which essentially sit higher up and spin. These spinning lights move at different speeds and directions and can point to the partying guests or at the ceiling. They’re a lot of fun but are more expensive than the LED up lights. The set up and derig for lighting is a relatively quick job and you can throw as much production into it as you want. You can let the lighting team programme your lights for the whole night or have a dedicated person controlling them and syncing them to the music.

The PA system

PA system for weddings - Wedding entertainment

Another very important piece to the wedding entertainment puzzle is the PA system. Trust me when I say it’s not worth skimping on a cheap PA system when it comes to weddings. Although the shape of the venue and size of the room will effect the sound, a poor PA system can have a hugely detrimental effect on your wedding atmosphere. You’re looking for a system that brings clear sounds – vocals, instruments etc and has a wide range of frequencies from low bass to high pitch. A good mixing desk, wide range of mics for vocals, kits, acoustic etc will make a big difference for your engineer. And that brings me to the wedding sound engineer. If I’m on stage performing and suddenly there’s a load of feedback or the music cuts out – it’s down to the engineer. Our job as musicians is to perform and their job is to make sure the music sounds great. The combination of the two is how we create a great atmosphere at your wedding. So hiring a good sound engineer or team of sound engineers is as important as the wedding band itself. Over the years I’ve manage to find a few dependable PA system and engineer teams that consistently do a great job. Thankfully!

The musicians

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The wedding entertainment would not be complete without the musicians. If you’re looking for a small musical set up or a big production for your wedding having good musicians is hugely important. If you can have versatile musicians that bring smaller and larger set ups for the day you’ll get a really great atmosphere going.

You’re looking for musicians who play regularly at weddings. There is a difference between touring session musicians for recording artists, studio musicians, pub musicians and wedding musicians. The difference really lies in type of repertoire these musicians play and the way they interact with their audience. For me wedding guests are not really audience (like at a gig) but more of an interacting part of the wedding show. So it’s all about making wedding guests feel like they’re part of the band, like they know us and not for us to bring an artistic inflated ego to the stage. The ego based musicians invariably get very bored of wedding entertainment and disappear very quickly. This is why you’ll see a handful of good wedding bands always talked about and the rest just fading into the background.

It’s your wedding

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And so you have it – the basics of what goes into your wedding entertainment from a musical perspective. It can take years of performing and networking before us as musicians find the right team of people to bring a client’s wedding to life. Thankfully those years are behind me and at every wedding I can trust the people around me will do a great job. If you’re looking for a musician, band or DJ for your wedding day feel free to get in touch.

 

 

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Unique Wedding Ideas – Make your special day truly unique

Unique Wedding Ideas

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Last week I talked about some fun wedding ideas that have been trending in 2016. This week I wanted to discuss some more unique wedding ideas that will help your wedding stand out. If you’re someone who is looking for something a little different then the more unique the idea the less likely someone else will have done it.

Unique Cake ideas

Last week I mentioned people have been switching to cheese or alternative types of cakes. If you and your partner have different cake ideas then why not try two cakes in one. The traditional cake is so last year….This unique approach to your wedding cake will certainly have your guests talking.

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Unique Table Names

Rather than naming your tables from 1 to 10, it’s time to bring some unique wedding ideas to the table! Try thinking of some quirky themed names that will bring a smile to your guests faces. In this unique table naming twist the couple decided to pick wrestler names for each table.

Unique wedding ideas - Table names

Surprise Speech Moment

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It is customary for the groom to make a speech at the wedding and these days grooms are looking to surprise. One way to bring a unique moment to your wedding is by introducing something unexpected during the speech. At this weekend’s wedding the groom definitely embraced this idea asking us to perform during his speech ‘I wanna grow old with you’ from the Wedding Singer film.

Unique Colour Schemes

Unique wedding ideas - colour schemeAs a couple you may have differing opinions about what colours work well for your wedding. If you want to add some more unique wedding ideas to your special day then why not try mixing up your colour scheme? Traditionally couples use whites and golds, or even royal colours. In this wedding they used a more pastel pink which is very modern and shows the couple are definitely into current trends. I did see at one wedding a mix of white, blood red and black. These colours will definitely stand out.

Unique Wedding Food

Restaurants with live music

We all know the food at a wedding is really important. Caterers can bring a smile to everyone’s face if they’re being fed well. Traditionally the food at a wedding tends to be high end cuisine so why not try serving everyone something unexpected like a delicious burger and chips. If you’ve been introducing unique wedding ideas throughout the day then this will definitely be in keeping with your theme.

Drinks are on us

Jazz Music - The whiskey bar

Are you a drink lover? Do you have a particular wine or spirit you love? Try this unique wedding idea by theming your bar entirely with your favourite drink. The couple at this wedding had a mutual love of whiskey and felt it was only fair to share this with the rest of the guests. Needless to say there were many more whiskey connoisseurs leaving the party than when they first arrived.

It’s Your Wedding

What ever you decide to do for your wedding the most important thing is that it’s your day. If you have a say in how the day is put together it will always have your own personal and unique essence. If you’ve covered all your bases but you’re stuck for music on the night feel free to get in touch. I can help you come up with a personalised set of wedding music for your ceremony, reception, during dinner and for the party.

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Fun Wedding Ideas – Music and Entertainment

Fun Wedding Ideas Trending in 2016

Somehow we’ve got through to the first third of 2016 and it’s been a busy year so far. As a musician I’ve noticed a few different trends that are appearing at weddings that are bringing a fun element to the day. For those of you looking for some fun wedding ideas this may help you with your search.

Wedding Website

Fun wedding ideas - Wedding wedbsite

This year has seen the wedding website appear in place of the traditional invitations. You can actually throw a huge amount of info on the site and can constantly add to it leading up the wedding. It’s definitely a quirky little wedding idea if you want to put fun photos of the family, introduce your wedding colours early and save money. Traditionally sending invitations can be expensive. The design and then postage costs can easily rack up so it’s both a fun and cheaper alternative for weddings in 2016.

The Cake

Macaron wedding cake

In 2016 I’ve seen an array of unique cakes. It seems like the traditional wedding cake is out of the picture now. I managed to take a snap of a cake which was actually made of hundreds of French macaroons. I’ve also noticed a lot of people choosing a large piece of cheese which makes for an interesting cake cutting picture. If you are into quirky cakes then having a different cake design may be one of your fun wedding ideas for the day.

Quirky Wedding Venues

Springs hotel and golf clubIt seems couples are trying to find interesting and quirky wedding venues in 2016. This wedding I performed at had a guitar shaped swimming pool sitting outside the back garden. If you’re looking for some fun wedding ideas then have a good look around for venues. The traditional hotels and wedding venues are a good option but some of my most memorable performances have been in unique settings. I also remember performing at a musical festival style wedding where they’d set up tents around a small pub. The pub on it’s own may have been a little bare but with the introduction of the festival feel you knew the day would be fun.

DJ live wedding music

I believe 2016 is the year for DJ live. DJ live is a relatively new but fast growing form of music entertainment at weddings. Instead of the traditional wedding bands couples can have a DJ with musicians performing over the top of backing tracks. This is certainly a fun idea for your wedding as you see the DJ mixing your favourite tracks as the live musicians perform over the top.

Marryoke

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Marryoke is a fun way to get your guests involved in your special day. Marryoke seems to be slowly replacing the photobooth and will be very popular throughout 2016. A dedicated video team will film your guests in a variety of settings throughout the wedding day as they mime to your favourite song. After the wedding you are handed your very own marryoke music video featuring your nearest and dearest.

Whatever you choose to do for your wedding in 2016 I hope these fun wedding ideas will help bring your special day to life. If you’re looking for music for your wedding or any more fun ideas feel free to get in touch.

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A week in a musician’s life

A week in a musician’s life

Aesthetic Dentistry Awards - A musician's life

You may have thought to yourself ‘What’s a musician’s life like?’. What do musicians actually do on a weekly basis? Are they sleeping all day and then playing the odd gig? What’s a musician’s life all about? And for those who are looking to have a career in music this may interest you. So for that reason I thought I’d share my week to give you an idea of what goes on in a musician’s world.

Music Lessons

Part of a musician’s life (not all musicians) will be spent teaching their chosen instrument. For me I have a studio that I use to teach students guitar and piano on a weekly basis. Typically I’ll teach Monday to Friday – not all day – but that will depend on my gigging and writing schedule for that week.

Practising

A chunk of my mornings is spent sitting down in front of the computer, listening to music and trying to figure out what’s going on? Some times it’s purely learning a song for a function or student. Other times times it’s going over new ideas and concepts about music that I can add to my current musical ability. If you’ve stopped practising as a musician then you’re not a musician. Fact. If you still think you’re a musician when you don’t practise then you’re mistaken.

Gigging

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So this week I had a nice variety of gigs which for me is important. It’s nice to perform in different environments and occasions. On the Thursday I was part of a flash mob marriage proposal in King’s Cross. It was an absolute pleasure to help this couple get engaged. Although it could’ve gone horribly wrong had we not had applied for permission to the council weeks in advanced. On the Friday I was performing at the Aesthetic Dentistry awards with the function band DJ live. All I can say is that the guests were beaming throughout the night. Not a single glass of coke could be seen all night. On the Sunday I was part of a six piece DJ live band for Mel and Sam’s wedding in Essex. We performed at the Three Rivers Country Club which has some beautiful grounds and a large golf course.

Three Rivers Country Club

My Birthday

This week also happened to coincide with my birthday. And it just so happened that I wasn’t working on Saturday which gave me the day to hang out with friends and family. You can’t go wrong with a good old meal and a catch up with the ones you love.

Blogging

Part of my week is spent writing about things that interest me. I quite enjoy finding different topics to write about, whether it’s related to weddings or teaching guitar or music in general. I usually sit for a few minutes having a think about a topic that’s relevant to me that week and away I go.

The Wife

And finally a musician’s life would not be complete without their very understanding partners. We often come home very late from gigs (1.30/2am) and relatively late from weekly teaching. So being able to spend some quality time with my wife is a joy after a long day. I can only commend her for her patience and understanding.

That’s all folks

And so you have it – a typical (ish) musician’s life. Now some musicians spend their entire weeks touring and gigging. Some like to sit in the studio all week writing and producing and others focus on teaching. Whatever a musician chooses to do on a weekly basis I hope you have a little more incite into our lives. We are very fortunate that we get paid to do something we love. And whilst that remains the case we’ll wake up with a smile on our faces every morning.

If you would like to speak to me about music for your event or guitar lessons feel free to get in touch.

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Planning a Christmas Wedding? Book Musicians Early

Are you planning a Christmas Wedding?

Christmas Wedding

If you’re planning to have a Christmas wedding then my advice would be to book your musicians early. There are several reasons for this.

Viewing your musicians

Duo Sec music for weddings and events

You’re probably like a lot of engaged couples who’ve looked online for a cool musician or band for your Christmas wedding. However, just seeing a video or listening to the audio may not be enough for you. If that is the case then you may end up heading to a band showcase, standing at the back of a function or going to a wedding fair to hear your potential musicians. All of this takes time. And you may see a band and like what you see but want a few more options just in case. This viewing process is a really good way to get a feel for your wedding band but it also means you will be spending most of your weekends watching wedding musicians. So if you are going down this route make sure you start early. It could be the first band you saw that was actually the best but by the time you want to book them, they’ve already been booked.

Know your budget and priority

Generally at a wedding the most important parts will be the venue, the music and the caterers. And thus these will likely be your largest outlays for your Christmas wedding. What you don’t want to do, is to wait until close to your wedding day for a band and then realise you have no budget left for music. Even more so for the reason that a musician or band can bring so much energy and atmosphere to your day. By booking your musicians early you will know closer to your wedding date what sort of budget is left for the small things. You may want extra decorations, flowers, cards, gifts for guests, alcohol etc. All of these things can be added to your wish list assuming they fit into your budget. But make sure you prioritise what you want from your Christmas wedding and go from there.

Giving musicians time to prepare

If you’ve picked a good group of musicians then they will likely be quite a busy band. Generally good bands get booked regularly because they’re good. And they’re good because they’ll give you exactly what you want on your special day. But remember if you have some special song requests that you want played at the wedding, give your musicians plenty of time to prepare. If you have some very specific songs and you book the band weeks before the wedding you may find these requests few and far between. For a busy wedding band, clients are booking around a year before an event to guarantee the band. That seems like a long time but you’ll be amazed how quickly that year goes.

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I hope you found this blog helpful and if you need any advice on booking a band for your Christmas wedding feel free to get in touch.

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What makes a good wedding band?

What makes a good wedding band?

Good wedding band

A good wedding band can actually be the difference between your special day being good and being exceptional. So it really is important to get the right type of band for your wedding. So what makes a good wedding band?

Experience

A good wedding band comes with a wealth of experience. This doesn’t mean that your band necessarily needs to have been playing for a long time. But what your’re really looking for is a large experience from the individual musicians. Invariably wedding musicians move about to different bands over a period of years and it’s this experience that makes them reliable, diverse and unique. Make sure your band fits into this category if you’re thinking of spending your hard earned cash on them.

Reliable

I touched on this just before but a good wedding band must be reliable. So how do you know if your wedding band is reliable? Well first off make sure you ask for a reference or two. If you can see the band live before your wedding that is also a bonus. Small things like if the band leader responds promptly to your emails or calls is another good sign.

Communicative

In any good relationship you’ll find communication. So it doesn’t matter how busy a wedding band is, they should be responding to you as if you’re their only client. You the couple are the most important people and a good wedding band will always be a phone call or email away to answer your questions

Diverse

If your wedding band can only play a handful of songs in a limited style of music then that’s ok. But not great. At a wedding you have the couple and their friends, parents, grandparents, grandchildren etc. All of these age groups have varying tastes in music and it’s important that the band is catering to this. A good wedding band will have a nice mix of old, modern and niche songs to appeal to every guest on the dance floor. Don’t be afraid to ask for a sample set list from your band. Not only should your band be diverse in the music they play but they should also be able to offer varying sizes of musicians to perform throughout the day. If your band can perform as a duo early on, followed by a trio during dinner and a full band for the party it will save you a lot of time and money.

Hiring Live Musicians for your wedding

Requests

Ultimately it’s your day as a couple. You may have a song or two that is special to you. You may want a special song for your first dance. A good wedding band will be happy to learn and perform this for you. Of course if you’re asking the band to learn an entire set’s worth of music then be prepared to pay extra for this. But the odd song or two is completely reasonable for a band to learn.

Affordable?

This is an interesting subject. How much should you pay for a good wedding band? Well ultimately if you accept that a good wedding band will transform the energy and atmosphere on your day then I would say you shouldn’t just look for the cheapest option. It’s important to shop around but if your wedding band is ticking all the boxes mentioned above then it won’t be cheap. I’m always suspicious when I see a performer charging ridiculously cheap fees for a wedding. The general thing would be to look at what your’re asking from your band and then to make an informed decision. If you are looking to book an eight piece band and only want to spend £1000 then you will struggle to find reliable, experienced and diverse musicians. Production, PA systems, rehearsals and musician fees are going to bring the costs up. So if your budget is £1000 I’d look closer to a trio.

I hope that has helped give you some pointers when looking for a good wedding band. If you have just got engaged and have any questions about hiring a musician or band feel free to get in touch. As a wedding musician I have various musical set ups including solo, duo, trio, DJ live, DJ and full band.

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Most Requested Wedding Songs for Musicians

Most Requested Wedding Songs for Musicians

Wedding Songs - Most requested

It’s a month before a client’s wedding and it’s around this time that I will give them a call. It’s important for me to touch base with the couple to make sure they know I’m still here and ready to go. During this conversation I’ll go through some of the specifics for the day. This might include the order of the day, like timings and speeches. I will also grab any important contact numbers like best men, caterers, venue coordinators etc. Most importantly it’s the best time to discuss the wedding songs.

This part of the conversation usually starts quite broadly. When I ask what sort of music a couple likes there will invariably be some common genres thrown into the conversation. Depending on the age and background of the couple I tend to get a similar response to start off with. But as we delve a little further you get some gems appearing in their musical requests. I’ve played at a lot of wedding over my time as a musician and there have been some common wedding songs requested. Have a look at the list below and see whether you would have picked them too. Which wedding songs would you request on your special day?

Top Ten Requested Wedding Songs – Acoustic set

Instrumental music for weddings

  1. Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
  2. Stand By Me by Ben. E. King
  3. I’m Yours by Jason Mraz
  4. You Make My Dreams Come True by Hall and Oats
  5. Moon Dance by Van Morrison
  6. Fly Me to The Moon by Frank Sinatra
  7. Hey Jude by The Beatles
  8. Wonderwall by Oasis
  9. Don’t Look Back in Anger by Oasis
  10. Save Tonight by Eagle Eye Cherry

Top Ten Requested Wedding Songs – DJ set

Dj at your wedding

  1. Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson
  2. Happy by Pharrel Williams
  3. Cheerleader by OMI
  4. Respect by Aretha Franklin
  5. Superstition by Stevie Wonder
  6. Get Lucky by Daft Punk
  7. Billy Jean by Michael Jackson
  8. I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston
  9. Valerie by Amy Winehouse
  10. Blame it on the Boogie by Michael Jackson

What are your favourite songs that you’ve heard at a wedding? Did you hear a really interesting cover version that stuck in your mind? If you have a wedding coming up and would like to discuss wedding songs or hiring musicians feel free to get in touch.

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How long does a wedding band play for?

How long does a wedding band play for?

Wedding Band As a musician performing in multiple wedding bands and set ups I am often asked how long I will play for? And actually as an engaged couple looking for musicians it’s quite an important question. Just how long will my wedding band play for? And am I getting value for money?

On the whole the wedding day will last around eight hours. Some are slightly longer and some shorter but I use eight hours as a general rule. So as a live musician you are likely to be needed to perform for up to  four hours. Between the live music a couple will expect to have a playlist of background music to continue the ambience of the day.

When does the wedding band play?

If you’re looking at a traditional wedding band set up then you’re looking at a minimum of four musicians. This will include drum kit, keys, guitar, bass with one or more of those doubling up as a singer. For that size you would assume it’s too large to perform during the ceremony or as background music during reception drinks and dinner. So your wedding band is likely to be the ones getting you on the dance floor for a boogie. In my experience you are likely to expect an earlier hour’s set dancing after the dinner but before dessert. And then your wedding band can play anything from an hour to two hours for a final dancing set to finish the night.

Hiring Live Musicians for your wedding

If you have a good wedding band then you will be offered smaller set ups during the day. With these smaller ensembles like a solo, duo or trio they can perform at the ceremony, reception and throughout dinner. In my experience a wedding band offering that service makes your life a whole lot easier rather than booking different musicians for different parts of the day. If you have the extra solo, duo and trio option then you’re looking at twenty minutes during the ceremony, 45 minutes to an hour for reception and another 45 minutes during dinner.

What to expect from your wedding band

Dj Live function band

As a wedding couple you should expect your wedding band to know the sort of music you like. And with that knowledge cater their sets throughout the day to your musical tastes. If you like a large range of music then you should expect your wedding band to mix it up during the day. Aside from your musical tastes your guests are likely to have a wide range of ages. So you should expect your wedding band to factor this into the sort of music they perform. I would also say that if your wedding band is experienced then they should be setting up the energy throughout the day. Earlier on you would want your band performing slightly more chilled numbers before building towards the up tempo dance sets.

If you are looking for a wedding band or smaller musical set ups like solo, duo or trio feel free to get in touch. I’d be happy to chat to you about anything you need to know.

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New Years Eve Entertainment – An Essex Affair

New Years Eve Entertainment – An Essex Affair

New years eve entertainment

Happy new year everyone. Well it’s been a few weeks since I’ve been on here and for good reason. I’ve found some time to head into the studio to work on a collaboration project. So watch out for updates on that one as the project develops. I also took a well earned break for a week and headed to Milan. If you’ve ever been to Italy you’ll know it’s all about food and talking. I feel like I may have eaten my body weight in the short space of time we were there. If you haven’t been to Milan I highly recommend checking out some of the newly developed Garibaldi and surrounding area.

Aside from the writing and short break I teamed up with ‘The Function Band – DJ live’ – to provide some much needed new years eve entertainment at Stockbrook Manor. Stockbrook is a large country club and golf course out in Essex. Strangely we had actually performed the previous night at Stockbrook manor for a wedding. This happy coincidence was great for me as I could leave all my equipment in place for the next evening.

New years eve entertainment is different to that of a wedding or corporate event. Generally people on NYE – and especially an Essex crowd – are looking to party all night long. With weddings and corporates there’s generally a building energy that occurs with a more mellow start, ending with the climatic party. That said we still wanted to hint at this format and thus we began with an acoustic set. To get around the energy problem we made the acoustic set very upbeat. So although it was stripped back instrument wise, the energy was still high. I think the crowd appreciated this as it’s definitely something different to an ordinary club approach.

The DJ live band for the new years eve entertainment was a nice mix of musicians and singers. We had the DJ, percussion, two sax players, a violinist, myself on guitar and four singers. As you can imagine it was a big production with the singers and musicians mixing with the crowd mid song. I feel this interaction again is something that made it feel just that little bit more special. Also that fact that the stage was a brilliant sparkling white on multiple tiers couldn’t have hurt.

We had the crowd dancing away until 2am so I think we can safely say “job done”. I’m looking forward to performing at lots of events this year including weddings, corporate dos, parties and much more. If you’re looking for a musician for your event or need some new years eve entertainment for 2016 feel free to get in touch.

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Wedding Singer vs DJ

Wedding Singer vs DJ

Wedding singer - Sheldon Conrich

If you’re planning your wedding then you may be at the stage of deciding on your music. So the question of whether to have a wedding singer or DJ maybe on your mind. There are certainly good reasons why you would want a wedding singer and equally why you would want a DJ.

Live Music at your wedding

Wedding ideas on a budget - DJ Live

When it comes to weddings we all know that the day is special and unique. Couples will remember the day for the rest of their lives. The photos and videos will bring the day back to life in an instant. So the question is do you want live music at your wedding? From my experience as a musician and performer I’ve noticed something interesting about live music. The energy that the wedding singer or band create is something that you can’t replicate with DJ tracks. The modern musicians can walk and perform around the room interacting with guests. This is again something that is lost with a DJ on the basis that they are fixed behind the decks.

Visually there is also something really magical about having live musicians performing. Seeing the saxophonist move over the keys or the guitarist strumming away brings a new dimension to the wedding day. And although you may find live musicians more expensive it is important to remember that you want your wedding to be an extra special day. Having a wedding singer performing at your wedding gives a uniqueness that you will always remember.

These days the wedding singer can use backing tracks very much in the style of a DJ. This is called DJ live and thus brings the to two worlds together – DJing and live musicians. Aside from DJ live you also have multiple band options from the solo wedding singer up to a full band.

DJ at your wedding

Dj at your wedding

What you get with a wedding DJ is to hear your favourite music sung by your favourite artists throughout your wedding. If you as a couple are people who love certain bands or singers then the DJ can cater to all your music tastes. If you like a large mix of music from funk to blues to Afrobeat to jazz then a DJ can throw this into your wedding day. This diversity is something that may be lost by certain live bands because they may specialise in certain types of party music.

With a DJ you’ll also get someone who will take up minimal space. For the couples who want a smaller wedding and are worried about venue space, then a DJ allows more guests to fit into the venue.

A DJ can also MC for your which will save you having to hire a professional MC throughout the day. But there are some very good reasons to hire professional master of ceremonies. Don’t let me sway you away from that decision.

It’s down to you

Ultimately there are reasons why you would want a wedding singer, band or a DJ. So the decision rests in the individual couple. The most important thing is that you are happy with the music on your wedding day. Whether you choose a DJ or live musicians it’s just about creating the right atmosphere throughout the day.

If you’re looking for a wedding singer or DJ feel free to get in touch. I’d be happy to discuss any of your musical needs.