Wedding Music Inspiration for Every Part of Your Celebration

If you’ve read any of our other blogs, you’ll know that we love helping couples to curate the soundtrack of their dreams for the biggest day of their lives. We know you’re not just planning a wedding; you’re creating an unforgettable experience, and music is the element that ties it all together.

Without further ado, here is some inspiration of musicians that suit each part of the day with clips you can watch too – just click the names to watch. Treat it like a delicious musical pick and mix!

Wedding Ceremony Musicians

The music for this part of the day is a reflection of you and what you love as a couple so go for the instruments and sounds you love.

Wedding ceremony
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Solo Harpist – Magical harp music to set the scene from the beginning with a wide range of repertoire from classical to pop covers ❤️

Solo Violin or Cello – Booking a solo wedding musician keeps the cost down and still works beautifully for the ceremony. Our classically trained professional string players can perform your special requests to high quality backing tracks, creating a beautiful and emotive ambiance. Have tissues at the ready! 🎻

Wedding cellist UK

String Quartet – A high impact choice. With a wide range of repertoire encompassing classical, pop, film music, Bollywood and Jazz to name a few. A string quartet is a stunning combination of instruments featuring two violins, viola and cello 🎻

Singer & Guitar  / Piano Duo – Creating a beautiful atmosphere. Bespoke arrangements of your special requests can be made if they aren’t already in the musician’s repertoire  🎤

Gospel Choir – A spiritually uplifting experience for you and your guests, enjoy the soulful harmonies of a gospel choir 😇

Gospel Choir wedding

The Queen’s Six – One of the most prestigious choral ensembles in the UK. They sang for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and they sing regularly for the royal family at both private and state occasions 👑

Wedding Drinks Reception Musicians

For this part of the day you want music that lightens the mood (you’ve done the serious bit!) It should be highly entertaining but still background enough that people can hear themselves chatting.

Duo for drinks reception Surrey

String Quartet – The quartet can turn to their lighter repertoire of pop covers or jazz for the drinks reception 🎻

Singer & Guitar / Piano Duo – Performing everyones favourite tracks that get everyone in high spirits 🎤

Solo Singer – Performing to high quality backing tracks for sparkling background entertainment ✨

vintage singer for weddings

Jazz Trio – A chilled ambiance for drinks, playing jazz standards and vintage swing 🎺

DJ & Sax/Trumpet – Relaxing jazz tunes to smooth pop beats or even Ibiza sounds, we have something to suit any occasion. State-of-the-art compact PA system enables them to perform indoors or outdoors and have the brass mingle with your guests too! 🎷

Gypsy Chanson – If you want something a bit unique, this band brings together four hugely successful multi-instrumentalists and singers who have performed all over the world. Gypsy Chanson present a sophisticated and hugely entertaining mix of pop songs, Latin and jazz tunes, French chansons and originals in their unique style.

Wedding Meal Musicians

For this part of the day the music starts to get people ready to party – upbeat but background enough to hear each other talk over the meal.

saxophone player weddings
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Jazz Trio – A chilled ambiance for the meal, weaving together smooth melodies and upbeat rhythms, playing jazz standards and soulful tunes 🎺

Solo Pianist/Vocalist – The perfect background music for the meal, our talented pianists have a wide range of favourite songs in many genres from Ella Fitzgerald to Norah Jones 🎹

Violin & Piano Duo – A fresh dynamic duo with a wide repertoire from songs from the musicals to Dua Lipa, Elton John to Bruno Mars, and everything in between. 

violin and piano duo wedding

Flamenco Guitar – The high energy, spontaneity and driving rhythms of flamenco music that takes you to sunnier climes. 

Vintage Swing Band – Sets the tone for an elegant wedding meal with timeless melodies.

Evening Dancing Wedding Bands

Now the music takes centre stage! It’s the driving force to get everyone, young and old up on the dance floor. Here are some of our favourites:

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Quantum Beats DJ Live – A female-led act and one of our most popular. From disco, house, Latin and R&B, the DJ moves between the decks and the percussion, playing alongside live instrumentalists – a singer, saxophonist and violinist. Choose how many you want to book!

Sway Luxury Showband – Available from a 6 piece to a 12 piece band, this is one of the hottest on the party scene and in demand for exclusive weddings and events in the UK and abroad. Previous clients include Richard Branson, Samuel Jackson and the King of Bahrain. With a repertoire of over 200 songs, you choose your genre, write your own setlist and they’ll play it! 

The Finders – If you like your guitars and your rock music, this is the band for you! Available from a 4 piece to a 6 piece, they have over a decade of experience playing across the world. When you book The Finders, you’re not just getting a ‘cover band’ trying their hand at hit songs. This band have been there and done it, with the biggest names in the industry on the biggest stages.

wedding dj band uk

The Filthy Six – Available from a trio to all 6. If Jazz and Funk is your thing, this band are the most exciting, authentic Soul Jazz outfit in the UK today. Their soaring horns, blistering guitar and gut-wrenching Hammond are fuelled by one of the hardest grooving rhythm sections around, producing a hip shakingly powerful mixture of jazz, funk and boogaloo.

Groove Zoo – Primarily a 6-piece band, Groove Zoo will bring the energy and make sure the dance floor is going wild all night long! Their live show not only sounds amazing, but also looks mesmerising thanks to their stunning light and laser show.

R & B Collective – This award-winning international band creates immersive, high-energy live performances with seamless blends of mashups, medleys and their unique repertoire of 90s R&B classics to packed out dance-floors. Their years of experience ensure a smooth process throughout.

We hope this gives you some inspiration and that you can see the possibilities. We work with couples to find the best solution for their day which fits into their timeline and budget. If you’d like any prices for the acts above or any help choosing, book in a free discovery call with us and let’s make it an epic day that you’ll treasure for the rest of your lives: Book a Discovery Call