Let’s make no bones about it. Live music is brilliant. Great live bands and great musicians can make the difference between a memorable event and a so-so evening. Live music brings with it a sheen of class and quality, making sure your guests, clients, diners and audience know they are really being taken care of. Check out my website for video and audio samples, repertoire and booking information.
If you haven’t booked live musicians before, or are not quite sure how they would fit into your event, wedding or venue, here are some ideas and tips.
Mark’s repertoire is extremely melodic and romantic, to what could be better for your big day? As a solo performer, Mark is also extremely flexible and can easily move to a number of different spaces within the same venue or across a number of venues.
The performance might begin as guests arrive, setting a romantic and sophisticated atmosphere to set the scene for the day. Mark can continue playing as guests enter the ceremony room itself; play your chosen piece as the bride enters and during the signing of the register; then move to the drinks or cocktail reception afterwards, then provide excellent background music during the wedding breakfast. If you have a particular piece of music or song in mind, then Mark will perform this (a fair bit of notice is required if it’s not already in his repertoire!). Please note that Mark doesn’t play ‘dance’ music, so if you are planning a separate dance or knees-up for the evening, a full band or DJ might be a better choice.
Most importantly, please make sure that your registrar, vicar, officials, venue and any other relevant organisers and suppliers are happy with any or all of these things and know what to expect. You don’t want the musicians and caterers to be falling over each other if they arrive expecting to occupy the same space. Stranger things have happened…