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Somerset Wedding Music & Bands

 

Music choice

Music is a key part of the wedding - from the ceremony, to the drinks reception to the evening. Your choices are wide and include music on a CD player, an organist, a pianist, a string quartet, a jazz trio, a swing band, a covers band and a disco.  You could even hire a sound system and put a laptop or MP3 player into it.

 

Music in the day

If you want live music in the day then you can't go far wrong with laid-back jazz and swing as this appeals to all ages and sets a great atmosphere - just be careful not to get a bunch of old blokes (unless that's what you want) or some screechy amateur singer.  You want a relaxed but upbeat atmosphere to keep everyone in the mood.

 

The Disco

In the evening many people have a disco which could be a DJ (make sure that you give strict instruction what you want played) or increasingly it is your own music put through a sound system - you still need someone to look after it though, just in case something goes wrong or a drunken friend decides to take over the song choice.

 

The Live Band

Live music creates a great atmosphere (often followed by a disco) and this could be a covers band or something which is more of a feature such as a latin/funk band or a jazz/swing band.  Make sure you hear some sound sample and preferably some video too and take a look at their repetoire. It is also worth asking if they will do the first dance for you.

 

On a budget

Go for a small band maybe a duo in the day or a trio in the evening.  Hire your own sound system and put an MP3 or laptop through it.

 

Want the best

Get a quality classical pianist or string quartet for the ceremony, a jazz trio for the drinks reception, a six-piece swing band for the evening followed by a disco.

 

 

 

Recommendations for wedding music and bands in Somerset

 

 

* Wedding Music in Somerset - if you want a selection of great bands for weddings in Somerset then have a look at www.hotandcoolmusic.co.uk or www.BristolWeddingJazz.co.uk 

 

* Jazz, latin & swing music - The Nick Langston Band do a brilliant range of music - information at www.NLA.me.uk

 

* Classic Rat Pack Swing - The Hipcats can do classic and contemporary jazz and swing as a duo or up to a six-piece - everything from the 1920s up to Michael Bublé at www.TheHipcats.co.uk

 

* Classical piano, jazz pianist, jazz duo and trio - Stardust Music are a collection of extremely talented musicians who can play sophisticated and classy background jazz for the reception or evening and can also provide classical or cocktail piano - www.Stardust-Music.co.uk 

 

All of these have been recommended by a number of couples.