That’s Entertainment: Live Bands For Your Wedding Day
Weddings come in all shapes and sizes as families, friends and guests come together to celebrate the joining of the happy couple. An occasion for everyone, after the wedding formalities have been carried out, the ceremony completed and the dinner greetings exchanged, the real party can begin.
Choosing the right entertainment for your wedding is one of the most important decisions you will have to make. Many modern day weddings adopt themes with their music that reflects not only a couple’s youth, but their unison. So it’s no surprise that couples take their wedding playlist very seriously.
How To Entertain Your Guests
From that first song of the evening, to late night ballads or guaranteed floor fillers, live wedding bands have long been a tradition. Solo artists, duo’s, trio’s, four-piece, 7-piece, 11-piece bands, orchestra’s; the choice is as broad as the music industry itself.
We know that your night’s entertainment is as important as your first dance which is why we have called in the experts. Taste the Music are an exclusive wedding bands and entertainment agency with over 20 years’ experience. With bands, classical artists and DJ’s on their books, it’s fair to say they know a bit about wedding entertainment.
With so much choice around, we thought it would be great if we listed some of the most popular styles and musical varieties that will make your wedding a day (and night) to remember.
The Classic Funk & Disco
There was a time where flares, big hair and vibrant suits where all the rage; welcome to the era of funk and disco. With catchy riffs, upbeat grooves and uplifting vibes, the disco scene is guaranteed to keep those toes tapping and shapes moving.
Music is ever evolving and a band that can capture the latest and greatest are often highly sought after. Their beautiful renditions and covers of some of the most popular songs of the time are sure to please everyone. From chart toppers to classic anthems, a contemporary vibe breathes life into any wedding.
The Cover Bands
Cover bands have a unique gift to adapt those well-known songs and create a whole new sound. Songs can take a whole new dimension when orchestrated within a different genre, a different arrangement or a different sound. 50 Cent with a jazz swing, techno Arctic Monkeys or classical renditions, you’ll be surprised at what you can find.
The Big Band Sounds
Nothing beats the big and bold sound of a brass quartet or a string assortment, which is why live bands have continued to be the most popular wedding entertainment around. From swing to jazz, a band has the ability to blow you away, creating memories that will be shared for years to come.
So if you’re looking for inspiration to provide the perfect ending for your wedding day, why not take some of our ideas and search around for some of the best in the business? Don’t be afraid to ask questions about bands and artists as well as put forward suggestions and requests for their set list. Remember, your wedding is exactly that – yours. Queue the music please…
Phil Warrington, a music blogger, looks at the types of Live entertainment you can choose for your wedding day in association with Taste the Music