Hire a Wedding Band | What to consider when you hire a wedding band

Hire a Wedding Band | What to consider when you hire a wedding band

Hire a Wedding Band

As you know, when you're considering to hire a wedding band it is important to pick the right performers for the event you are planning.

hire a wedding bandHire a Wedding Band: What to consider

Keeping this in mind, you need to consider what type of band you want to attend your event. Not to mention where they are based (unlike Light & Shade they may charge travel costs), how long you would want them to play for and most importantly, the type of music you and your guests require.

Hire a wedding band: duo

hire a wedding band hampshirehire a wedding band musicA duo is a great choice whether you are planning to have live music immediately after your ceremony, at the drinks celebration, while guests dine or at the wedding breakfast. The perfect alternative in terms of budget and space. A duo at a dinner can play at multiple occasions. For example, while your guests are arriving, during service or between speeches. Also, even after the meal while they transfer to the next part of your day to party. Coverage for all the sore feet the next day is not available! (Average prices from £200)

Hire a wedding band: trio

Trios are a great choice if you are looking for plenty volume at your event but perhaps you are limited on space. For example a reception held in your favourite public house. A trio is also another alternative if you are limited on budget too. (Average prices from £280)

Hire wedding band: large

If you have plenty space and more budget then a larger band might be a better option to choose. Again, you may need to consider what you want to hear from the band. For example, do you want them to have a double bass player, a complete brass section, or a rapper/beat-boxer combined with dancers and light shows? (Average prices from £350-£1000)

In all cases, Light and Shade can provide live wedding bands to hire in duo, trio or larger band format.

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Band Hire Prices | Cost to Book a Band

Band Hire Prices | Cost to Book a Band

Band Hire Prices

Our band hire prices are cheaper than many live music acts for the simple reason; we are professional musicians. As such, we perform every day of the week and this allows us to reduce the band hire prices of the client. Light and Shade are bookable as a cover duo, trio and band for any type of live music event from, corporate function, house party to festival main stage.

What is the Cost to Book a Band?

For us to be able to quote accurately for your event it is important to provide as much information as possible. Below is a list of just a few of the enquiries we have received:

  • What is the cost for wedding band?
  • How much do live bands cost to hire?
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  • What is the price of bands?
  • Live music band prices in Hampshire?
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  • What are your wedding band prices?

Once your enquiry has been received we will work out the cost to book a band for your live music depending on the number of musicians required, the venue location (no extra fees for events in Hampshire), the timings involved and any extra special live music requests you may have. This could be to play a particular style of music for the duration of the event or to learn a particular song for a wedding dance (no extra charge here either!). Once the quote is ready we will return it to you for appraisal.

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Corporate Christmas Party Band

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Corporate Christmas Party Band

When you arrange a function band to perform as a corporate Christmas party band there are a number of factors you will need to consider. For instance should you be hiring Christmas party bands, trios or duos? What material do they perform? Do they look 'the part'? How much do they cost? Will hiring them incur additional travelling expenses? And many more questions begin to arise.

corporate christmas party bandHire a Corporate Christmas Party Band

Light and Shade can provide live music entertainment for your corporate Christmas party band and do so as either a duo, trio or band. We offer great value for money, perform fantastic party music and we always dress smart. We also do not charge extra for travelling within our covered areas.

Contact Light and Shade today and let us be your perfect corporate Christmas party band!

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New Year’s Eve Band | Hire a NYE Party Band – Light and Shade

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New Year's Eve Band

New Year's Eve is a great time for an amazing celebration with friends and family. A live New Year's Eve band performing wall-to-wall party songs will make your NYE event stand out as the best around.

We are happy to perform your event from the duo at your house party (we have complete volume control, so we're the perfect music act for your neighbours too!) to a full New Year's Eve band performing on a main stage event. And yes, we do perform 'Auld Lang Syne' in a unique way too!

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Christmas Party Band | Hire a Christmas party band

Christmas Party Band | Hire a Christmas party band

Hire a Christmas Party Band

A Christmas function is a great time to gather all your colleagues, friends and family for a celebration and, if you're celebrating, then a live music Christmas party band adds an extra layer of fun to the event. The best live Christmas party music manages to mix the songs to the right balance of classic Christmas songs and party favourites, to ensure everyone gets into the Christmas spirit and enjoys the party all night long.

Light and Shade party band are able to perform as a Christmas party band as either a duo, trio or band for either public, private or corporate clients. With our extensive repertoire the chosen Christmas party music is absolutely suited to your guests.

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Birthday Party Band | Hire a Birthday party band

Birthday Party Band | Hire a Birthday party band

Birthday Party Band

Birthday Party BandIf you're planning a spectacular birthday then hire a live music birthday party band that can fit into your birthday party ideas perfectly. Light and Shade function birthday party band can play in many different birthday themes including; Ladies night, Hits out for the lads, All night party, Oldies but Goldies, Spooky night, 70 & 80 night, Big Hair Rawk out!, Disco diva and many more! If you don't have a theme for your event (beyond everyone getting together and having a fantastic time!) we can bring wall-to-wall upbeat songs which can be enjoyed, sung and danced along by all your party-goers.

Hire a Birthday Party Band

Birthday Party Band HampshireThere are a lot of decisions to be made when organising a birthday and Light and Shade birthday party band are happy to work with you to make sure we perform to your absolute satisfaction. This includes the ability to select the songs from our repertoire which you know will suit everyone attending your event

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Christmas Dinner Music | Duo, Trio, Band Live Christmas Dinner music

Christmas Dinner Music

Christmas Dinner Music

Imagine the scene, it's Christmas and just as dinner is served, festive music begins to play and the room is filled with the sights, sounds and smells (the food, not us!) of Christmas for a fantastic celebration. Light and Shade Duo are the best choice for live Christmas dinner music with great professionalism, versatile styles to suit your audience and compact size to fit small areas.

Enjoyable Festive Christmas Dinner Music

We perform sets mixing fun, happy and uplifting songs, sprinkled with popular festive tunes at the correct volume for all to enjoy their food, drinks, company and music. Book us for your Christmas dinner music and bring a scene of seasonal joy to life!

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Light and Shade Duo | A Light and Shade weekend

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A Light and Shade weekend

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This weekend was eventful! They all are but this one was particularly up and down (down then up!). All in a weekend's work for your friendly neighbourhood live music duo!

Friday

We left the casa early Friday as the venue has requested via email a month ago that we play earlier than the usual 9-11pm. No problem we said having already emailed the usual booking confirmation and a follow-up with the event posters attached and off we went into the rush hour Southampton traffic bound for a live music venue in Chichester, West Sussex. We made it to the venue on time only to discover that the owners had recently split up and were now replaced by a new temporary manager. This manager informed us that all live music had been cancelled before they left, well apparently not all! This was a great shame as we effectively lost out via fuel cost but worse of all we were excited to play a new venue in West Sussex. We consoled ourselves by travelling 2 minutes around the corner to another local pub (we're booked there too so it was worth checking!) for a good gossip with the owners and locals about how important it is for venues to communicate with their music acts!

Saturday

Saturday we couldn't wait to get to Portsmouth and into a fantastic live music venue. We were glad to see our name advertised on the blackboard (and via Facebook all month, no flies on these guys!). There was lots of pent-up musical frustration to expel from Friday and the venue was in great voice (one of the best recently) with spectacular dance moves on offer (thanks lil Joe and all!) and we had a fantastic time playing for them from start to finish. Back to business and we were glad to finish the weekend in style.

Onward to next weekend where we revisit a venue for the first time as a duo, should be fun!

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Live Party Music | Hire Live Party Music for Great Live Entertainment

Live Party Music

Live Party Music

Book live party music in Hampshire with a great party band or party duo. We will provide a great night of live party music for upbeat fun songs for everyone can sing and dance along to. We're happy to work with you on the songs to play during your event and also tailor the songs we play during the break to fit the theme.

Live Party Music Hire: Party Band or Duo

As a live party music band we can play, well, anywhere and anything! Here's just a few examples:

  • Dinner party live music band;
    • perhaps while sat in the conservatory playing smooth, stylish and interesting background music
  • House party live music band;
    • cool songs played while sat in a bay window (volume control and only 2 meter square fully set up!)
  • Pub/function live music band;
    • performing fun party songs in a hired room or area in a local pub
  • Venue party live music band;
    • an energetic set designed to keep the dance floor filled, played main stage in a local hall

And many more besides! Just tell us what you want and let Light and Shade's live party music help you set the mood right!


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Wedding Duo to Hire for a Great Live Music Entertainment

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Wedding Duo

Book Light and Shade wedding duo who can deliver fantastic wedding music on your special day.

We will work with you from your first contact to ensure the music you book matches the mood of the wedding exactly. This could be by dividing the wedding duo's 2 hours of live wedding music into 30 minute blocks playing when guests arrive or playing throughout the post ceremony drinks, dinner or breakfast. Also, we can happily play the evening reception as the main wedding music entertainment. Additionally, if you want, we can provide 4 hours of live music and play the whole day for you! Get in touch with us to request a quote.

We're also available as a 3 or 4-piece band with added bass and percussion. Find out more on Wedding Duo Band.

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Weddings are unique and so are we!

Weddings themselves are very different these days, with couples being able to tailor their special day specifically to their needs and the music should too. If acoustic wedding duos are not your thing, don't settle! Light and Shade wedding duo are an electrified (hi-tech) wedding music duo and we like to be different too!

Send your enquiry below and let's talk about how Light and Shade wedding duo can help you on your special day!

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