Bristol & Bath 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 Bristol and Bath



* Wedding Music in Bristol & Bath - if you want a selection of great bands for weddings in Bristol & Bath 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 


* Find out more about fabulous wedding music in your area at the Jazzy and Swinging blog and get some great ideas on the top venues and top bands jazzyandswinging.blogspot.co.uk


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



Other great places to find out more about music in the area is www.BristolandBathJazz.co.uk, www.Bristol-Jazz-Band.co.uk, www.EBJC.co.uk and www.newBristoljazz.co.uk 



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