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The Sound of Music

Jun 01, 2018

Music not only lifts the mood but it can enhance the setting of your wedding celebration. There are numerous versatile ensembles for hire. Some may prefer to keep it simple, with just a pianist and a vocalist or some may want something more elaborate like a trio or even a quartet. Whatever your choice, the theme and style of the wedding should inspire the type of music for the night.

Belting out tunes
Photo courtesy of Regal Orchestra

Soloist and band
Photo courtesy of Janet Lee

A fan of Shanghai Jazz
Photo courtesy of Janet Lee

Performing against a backdrop of the newlyweds
Photo courtesy of Mandenco Studio

Here are some ideas:

  • Chinese style - for a cultural and artistic twist, engage a Chinese ensemble. These ensembles combine both Western and Chinese tunes that create a unique music repertoire.
  • Classical - look no further and entertain your guests with a string quartet or even a solo harpist. These ensembles will add a touch of sophistication to your banquet.
  • Big bands, Sinatra style - if you are looking for a lounge ambience for the night, hire the big bands. Big bands add character and texture to the event. It creates wonderful energy to get guests off their chairs and swinging on the dance floor. 
  • Shanghai Jazz – a vocalist and backing band who collectively specialise in the genre would be the perfect choice.
  • Contemporary - if contemporary is your style, get the party started with a DJ. There are plenty of DJs with first class equipment that could spin the playlist of your choice.
  • Others – an alternative to a traditional wedding band could perhaps be a feisty Latin band that allows guest to loosen their ties and kick off their heels for a good salsa, rhumba and cha cha.

Photo courtesy of Amanda Sax & KG

Photo courtesy of Amanda Sax & KG

Colourful stage
Photo courtesy of Mandenco Studio

At the end of the day, whoever it may be you engage for entertainment, you should have your guests walking out of your wedding reception saying, 'Man, that was fun!'

Oriental ensemble
Photo courtesy of Regal Orchestra


Tip : Don't forget to slip in a special father-daughter as well as mother-son dance routines for the night. Have a look here.