Live Music Band | Hire a Great Live Music Band | Duos, Trios and Bands

Live Music Band

Live Music Band

Do you want to hire a live music band? There are many different types of musical entertainment but they're not always the right size, cost, location or able to perform what you need at your event. Light and Shade perform as a live Duo, Trio or Band within Hampshire and the surrounding areas. This offers you the flexibility to choose the right size and type of act effectively helping you save money on the hire of live entertainment. Book us!

Hire a Live Music Band

When hiring music you should choose the type most suitable for your venue or event. By hiring Light and Shade you select a live music band which covers a wide variety of genres and is able to play any type of venue from lounge to rock and all the parties in-between!

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Bands in Portsmouth | Hire Live Bands in Portsmouth Area | Duo, Trio, Band

Bands in Portsmouth | Hire Live Bands in Portsmouth Area | Duo, Trio, Band

Bands in Portsmouth

Are you looking for live bands in Portsmouth or live bands in the Portsmouth area? Look no further, as you've found not one, not two but three live bands that can entertain as a background duo, trio or bring the party as a band. ūüôā

Live Bands in Portsmouth Area

Light and Shade perform as a live music duo, trio and bands in Portsmouth and throughout Hampshire, UK with each configuration offering you value, efficiency and professional quality live music in equal measure. We provide live music for weddings, functions, pubs, bars and clubs, restaurants and lounge bars, parties and private corporate events and many more.

As shown on the map illustration, we cover a large part of Hampshire, UK and it's neighbouring Counties and without charging any additional costs for travel.

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Alternative Wedding Music | Unique Wedding Music

Hire alternative wedding music in Hampshire UK

Alternative Wedding Music

Everyone is different and some people prefer an alternative lifestyle, which can mean that when they get married they need alternative wedding music that provides unique and unusual wedding entertainment. Light and Shade provide an alternative wedding music choice as a hi-tech duo. So, you are sure to book an act which will be as special as your occasion. Get in touch to discuss your alternative wedding music hire!

Unique Wedding Music

As a hi-tech duo, we offer a unique alternative to traditional wedding bands. We perform with electric guitar, keyboards and male & female vocals alongside our professionally produced custom backing tracks. This means that we are able to cover many more song and genre varieties in a more faithful way. Light and Shade are also unique as we play every type of venue, from lounge to rock and do so as a duo and a band with additional musicians, which means we can offer unique wedding music entertainment to exactly suit the type of wedding you want.

Unusual wedding music

Your special day is not usual, so why book the usual wedding entertainment? We offer unusual wedding music as we can play as a duo or a wedding band or even both on the same day! If you have an unusual request we'd love to hear from you, no idea is too unusual for us!

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Wedding Music Band | How to choose and how much to pay for a wedding music band

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Wedding Music Band

Looking for a wedding music band to hire in South of the UK? We're a professional, full-time and friendly wedding music band. While we usually perform as a 2-piece band, if you want to have more musicians at your wedding, we're also happy to turn up as a bigger wedding music band.

Hiring a Wedding Music Band

It's questions time indeed:

How do you choose between any wedding music band?

Firstly, this decision should be based around the music you want at your event. While there are many specific genre bands out there, it's more about what you and your guests want. If you want your wedding to be a tasteful day of pleasant background love songs or rock hard start to finish, then that is what you should book! We can provide exactly the type of music you require and as a 2-piece band too. This has been very popular as it's a great way to reduce costs but still provide the magic that only live music can bring.

How much should you pay for a wedding music band?

We do not charge extra just because you're having a special day! We are professional musicians and offer special band hire prices and discounts across all booking types, including weddings. As a recommended wedding music band, our popular additional services also include providing recorded music before and after the live music as well as playing a song just for you on your special day at no extra cost. Additionally, as we operate in the South of the UK, we do not charge for travel expenses for up to one hour travel distances.

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Hire a Band | Looking to hire a band? What to consider

Hire a Band

Hire a Band

Looking to hire a band? Live music is a great way to add additional value to any event, whether private or open to the public. We can help you to tailor the type of music your event or venue needs, whilst suiting your budget! Just get in touch with us below or use the live chat to get an accurate quote. We'd love to talk to you!

hire a bandHire a Band for Your Event

You will need to consider the type of music you want to hear and what type of event you are organising:

  • Wedding - This music will be classic to contemporary feel good love songs
  • Background / Lounge - Tastefully performed music which fits into ¬†the background of a lounge style venue
  • Pub, Bar, Club - Well-known sing-along's ideal for a mixed audience
  • Party / Function - Upbeat music perfect for singing and dancing the night away
  • Rock - Hard and heavy tunes for those that need some bite in their music!

Hire a Band at Great Value

Light and Shade perform at all the venue types listed above from weddings to rock venues and always deliver a fantastic day or night of music, whatever the venue or type of music you need. And if you also need great value then look no further than our great value live music booking costs.

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Live Bands For Hire | How to hire a band for an event?

Live Bands for Hire

Live Bands For Hire

There are many live bands for hire but how to hire a band for an event? This can be confusing as each band charges very different rates for fundamentally the same service, and some band rates are based entirely around what you're willing to pay! Then there's stress of actually booking the band, which can involve a lot of waiting time for confirmations from the various people involved.

Light and Shade band is different. Our live music booking fees are transparent and we already know the availability of the members as we are all professional full-time musicians with synchronised calendars. Book us now!

How to hire a band for an event?

Hiring Light and Shade is as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Make your enquiry now, simply tell us some simple details regarding the event
  2. We will respond within 24 hours with a quote and band availability confirmation
  3. Respond to the quote and it's all booked exactly as detailed, from the arrival/start/finish timings, to any special services requested. Easy!

Get in touch today and take the stress out of looking for live bands for hire with our¬†quick and simple booking process.¬†We'd love to talk to you! ūüôā

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Musical Duo | 2-Piece Musical Duo Band For Hire | Light & Shade

Musical Duo

Musical Duo

Hiring a musical duo can be a sensible decision for a number of reasons:

  • Space - affording a band space can be an issue, especially if the venue is smaller than average or if the floor space usually earns the venue income; for example removing dining tables from a gastro-pub.
  • Budget - Bands can be expensive as usually each member will have their set minimum rate, even if that's the triangle player that only played one note that evening! Bigger is not better when you are paying per head.
  • Requirement - There are cases where a band is not the best choice for the type of event you want to host. If what you want for your event is a musical duo/2-piece band then book us today!

Musical Duo For Hire

musical duoLight and Shade are a musical duo/2-piece band for hire which will suit every location with a set-up footprint of just 2 meter square! Perfect for small but cosy country pubs and gastro-pubs that want to keep their paying tables!

We also offer fantastic value for money, check out our cheap band hire costs, we are completely transparent in our pricing so you can clearly see what you are paying for. We also offer discount band hire prices during the week.

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Live Music Hire | Live Music for Events and Cost of Booking a Band

Live Music Hire | Live Music for Events and Cost of Booking a Band

Live Music Hire

Live music hire for events is a great way to ensure your function or party has that extra touch of magic. Especially when you hire a band that can play the type of music needed to suit your event too. No more worrying if the band will be too 'rock' for your lounge crowd or too background for your party guests. Hire us!

Live Music for Events & Cost of Booking a Band

You may wonder; what does live music for events hire cost? More expensive does not always mean you get more for your money. Light and Shade have special prices for different sizes of bands required at your live music performance and separate band hire costs on different days, ensuring you always get the right band (or duo!) at the right price. No more worrying if the band is going to charge you the earth for the same music they play most weekends!

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Wedding Music | Hiring a Band or DJ for wedding music?

Wedding Music

Wedding Music

wedding musicHow do you choose the wedding music that suits your day the best? Firstly, there are a number of important factors you need to consider when hiring wedding music:

Band or DJ for wedding music?

Some wedding music organisers may want a DJ because they believe that they are cheaper than a live band. Although the average cost of a DJ has increased in recent times and there are many live bands over-charging for wedding performances, it certainly isn't the case that every live wedding music band is expensive. (For example, as a hi-tech duo we're much more affordable than some DJs, not to mention most wedding bands!) Also, a live band can provide recorded music before, during and after the live music (like the DJ service we supply!) which can save you money whilst providing an entire evening of unique wedding music. It is also common for wedding reception bookings to hire both; a live band and a DJ playing between each other's sets.

What wedding music should you have?

This will depend on your own musical tastes (as well as that of your guests!). Generally, the songs performed will be suitable for all in attendance and to the event itself. Our repertoire of 200+ songs range from 1940s to today's top hits covering pop, rock, funk, blues, rock 'n roll and soul genres.

What are the average costs for wedding music?

For us, this question is simple to answer; the cost is the same as all the other events we perform! We do not charge you extra just because you're having a special day! ūüôā Our prices for live band performances are based on the location and day of the performance while considering the type of¬†wedding band or wedding duo¬†you require.

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Live Band | Hire Live Bands | How Much to Hire a Live Band

Live Band, Hire Live Bands

Live Band

There's nothing quite like the impact of live band at an event, transforming it from mundane chart music piped through a PA to a performance you can watch, enjoy, engage and interact with. Light and Shade perform live music, which results in a much richer experience.

Hire a Live Band for any Event or Venue:

When you're looking to hire a live band for your event or venue, you may want to consider:

  • The size of the live band: Light and Shade can perform as a duo, trio or quartet depending on your requirements. The duo is incredibly compact and can fit very small areas, a house party bay window or corner of a restaurant for example. Whereas, the quartet fits into any general performance area or main-stage very comfortably!
  • The¬†type of songs they perform: The music should fit your event, whether that's a birthday party in a pub, background music at a wedding or corporate party music. We perform music fit for any occasion and we'd love to hear from you if you have any special song requests too!¬†Contact us now.
  • The cost!

How much to hire a live band?

As any live band come in many different sizes, so can their fees. How much is it to book a live band? This depends on the band. Light and Shade do not charge more for the type of event and we also do not charge extra for travel within our area. How much is it to hire a band? With us, it costs a lot less because you can choose exactly the right size and type of live band you need!

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