10 Memorable Musicians & Entertainers
Treat your guests to show-stopping entertainment, from a soulful gospel choir at your ceremony to an 8-piece band to dance to all night long.
The wedding speeches are complete, the reception feast has been shared and the cake has been cut... now it’s time to hit the dance floor for a night you’ll always remember! There’s no better feeling than dancing the night away with your loved ones to incredible music and entertainment.
What many brides and grooms might not realise, is the sheer range of musical talent and party specialists out there, from classical pianists and 12-piece bands to mystical magicians and colourful glitter stations. The key is to bring in entertainment that means a lot to you and reflects you personally as a couple. For example, hiring a traditional bagpiper to mark the end of your ceremony could be very fitting if you have Scottish heritage!
If your budget allows and you would like to mark the order of the day, some couples like to have different musicians playing at different times throughout their wedding celebration. For instance, a gospel choir could serenade you down the aisle, an acoustic guitarist could be the backdrop to your drinks reception and a DJ could transform your night into the ultimate disco! Some bands also have special prices if you book them for the whole day, so it’s worth exploring their offers.
At Weddings & Honeymoons Magazine, we have spoken to some of the leading musicians and entertainers across the country and have listed our top ten recommended suppliers to help you with your search. Whether you’re looking for a string quartet or a swinging jazz band, we’ve got you covered.
1. DJ Karlton
DJ Karlton is a full-time professional DJ with 5,000 gigs under his belt. From weddings to parties and atmospheric club nights, he raises the roof with his
vast collection of music. With his experience, reliability and versatile playlists, DJ Karlton will create a night to remember!
Get in touch: eventdjs.org/dj-karlton - 07973 380494
2. Ian Towers Pianist
The gentle tune of the piano is the perfect addition to your wedding ceremony or drinks reception. Ian Towers is based in Bristol and can travel to your chosen wedding venue anywhere in the UK to serenade your guests. He plays all kinds of popular music from Ed Sheeran to Frank Sinatra.
Get in touch: dreamweddingpianist.co.uk - 07811 366 865
3. The Covered Function Band
Want to get everyone up to fill the dance floor at your wedding reception? Look no further than The Covered Function Band. They’ll play classics from across the decades and provide all of the equipment needed, including a sound engineer. They have the flexibility to provide a four to a ten piece band!
Get in touch: thecovered.co.uk - 07818061585
4. James Reid Bagpiper
For truly unique entertainment, James Reid is a flame-throwing bagpiper serving London and the South East. With years of experience as a Black Watch in the Royal Regiment of Scotland, as well as playing at celebrity weddings and on TV, his bagpiping uplifts the spirit and touches the heart.
Get in touch: baggypipes.com - 07789 080822
5. The Jazz Prescription
There’s nothing quite like original jazz music at a wedding and The Jazz Prescription is just the tonic you need. Playing sets of classic, swing, soul and pop, they’re guaranteed to get your guests grooving all night long. They’ll provide an unbeatable soundtrack wherever you are.
Get in touch: thejazzprescription.co.uk - 07801 523469
6. Phoenix String Quartet
For the ultimate dose of sophistication at your ceremony or reception, consider hiring the Phoenix String Quartet as your wedding entertainment. They’ll set the tone of your event as guests trickle into your venue and make a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere throughout your day.
Get in touch: phoenixstringquartet.co.uk - 07973626343
This 12-piece band will accelerate the atmosphere and get everyone dancing all night long! Comprised of exceptionally talented musicians and vocalists, they’ll bring old school funk, soul and chart-toppers to your celebration. Their high energy is contagious, you won’t want it to end.
Get in touch: soulplay.co.uk - 07932058438
8. Andy Taylor Magician
Andy Taylor is one of the UK’s leading close-up magicians. He will entertain your wedding guests with his amazing sleight of hand in a fun, friendly and unobtrusive approach, making it the perfect event icebreaker! With his expertise and creativity, you can be assured of exciting entertainment for your guests.
Get in touch: atmagic.co.uk - 07811929283
9. Luminosity Glitter Bar
Luminosity Glitter Bar will bring sustainable sparkle to your event with its revolutionary vegan, allergen-free and biodegradable glitter. Inspired by the vibrant colours of Notting Hill Carnival, their glitter pots come in every shade under the sun – perfect for festival weddings!
Get in touch: luminosityglitter.com - 07791098932
10. Get Gospel
The outstanding Get Gospel Choir are in high demand for weddings across the UK when they aren’t singing on TV, adverts, film trailers, backing vocalists for artists like Stevie Wonder, Foals and Pharrell Williams. Their powerful gospel vocals and beautiful harmonies will ensure your wedding is unforgettable!
Get in touch: getgospel.co.uk - 07751103159
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