We are dedicated to assist you in the making of those important decisions.
Your wedding ceremony, whether church or civil, is the public exchange of promises between two people witnessed by their family and friends.
The ceremony is the heart and soul of your very special day. Live music can greatly increase the sense of occasion and true emotion of your love as the ceremony unfolds.
The musicians can play softly in the background as the guests gather together before the service starts, during the signing of the register and as you leave the service as newly weds, this will continue to enhance the ambiance and set a wonderful feel for the whole day.
Do check prior to booking as there may be a lack of space or various other venue restrictions. Often a pre prepared CD of your choice is used.
Funk’N’Soul are able to assist you with this. (For that extra personal touch.)
We insist on meeting you prior to your special day to discuss the music of your choice, to finalise details and to know exactly how you want your day to flow.
Upon your arrival as Husband and Wife at your wedding breakfast the subtle musical performance in the background can continue while you’re receiving your congratulations from your family and friends.
Amaze your family and friends by having a fanfare played for your entrance to the wedding breakfast.
Once the speeches and the toasts have come to an end it’s time to get those dancing shoes on!
Kick start the evening with the fabulous Funk’N’Soul live band that have helped create your special day and smooch on down to the dance floor for your chosen first dance
Most bands will have a standard list of around fifty to sixty songs that they will play at most weddings. Funk’N’Soul provide a fully tailored set list of most, or indeed, all of your favourite songs.
We have over FIVE THOUSAND songs so all you need worry about is what you want to hear on the night. Of course there is nothing more memorable and enchanting than having your first song played by some top class professional musicians.
Typically you can expect your musicians to play either two 45 minute sets, two 1 hour sets or a long 1 and a half hour set. But to get great value for money why not have two one hour sets?
If your wedding package does not include a disc jockey, don’t worry! Funk’N’Soul has the facility to provide a DJ at an extra cost or we can play recorded music during breaks and throughout the night.
Often a Bride & Grooms’ worst nightmare is, during the bands first few songs, that there may not be a lot of people dancing. Don’t worry about that, they have just eaten (in need of a few more drinks!!), so it may be a good idea to think about starting times for your musicians.
We expect to be working until anywhere between midnight and one a.m.
Your musicians will understand that speeches often run over time so will be completely flexible with how your day is flowing.
Finally. Something else worth bearing in mind is that your musicians will be at your wedding venue for quite some time as they have to set up and sound check prior to your reception.
Most bands expect to set up anywhere between four and six o’clock. If they are there until midnight/one a.m. then they are going to get hungry and thirsty. Nothing pleases musicians more than being invited to use an evening buffet and having a couple of soft drinks throughout the evening.
Reliability and quality of performance are the two attributes that are essential for headache-free, successful music at a wedding. If you go for cheap, you are likely to sacrifice either or both of the above!
A professional musician will expect to take home £120 – 150 for an engagement. On top of that there are equipment and travel costs, along with publicity, advertising and agency costs should you not choose to book direct.
Right, down to business… As a rule of thumb, you can expect to pay £200 – 250 for a solo performance, £300 – 500 for a duo, £450 – 625 for a trio. A four to six-piece band starts at approximately £800.
Depending on the versatility and professionalism of the musicians, the price increases to £1000 – £2000. Larger bands cost proportionately more.
Funk’N’Soul will be happy to reduce the price depending on mileage.
Please expect to pay a deposit of anywhere between 20 – 25% as this will guarantee the booking and the date.
Please be wary of amateur or semi professional bands, you will NOT get the quality or standard of musicians as those who live and breathe music professionally.
We hope we have been able to assist you in making your Wedding Day entertainment decision an informed one and wishing you both an amazingly successful day and a wonderful future.
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