Hire Musicians | Wedding, Function, Corporate Event, Party, Hotel

Hire Musicians

Hire Musicians

When you need to hire musicians, it is important to book the right act for your particular type of event. Too often we have seen completely inappropriate acts booked for important events or venues. Light and Shade are full-time professional musicians with an extensive repertoire which covers all genres. From soft lounge background music through to hard-rocking tunes and irresistible dance floor fillers! Get in touch

We have performed different styles of music for a wide variety of unique audiences from classy hotels to local public houses and understand that every audience is different. In some cases, especially with public events, the audience may change whilst we are performing and we know how to adjust our music to suit.

How can I hire musicians perfect for my venue or event?

With us, it's easy! Simply get in touch via the contact form below and let us know when and where you want us to perform. Also, if you have any special requests or you know your audience prefers a particular style of music, inform us in the message box area and we'll ensure when you hire musicians for your event or venue, you get a perfect night of entertainment.

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Ladies Night Band | Masonic Ladies Festival Music

Masonic Ladies Night Band in Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Surrey, Berkshire and West Sussex

Ladies Night Band | Masonic Ladies Festival Music

Masonic Ladies Night Band in Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Surrey, Berkshire and West SussexLight and Shade are an experienced Ladies Night Band and the perfect choice to provide your Masonic Ladies Festival music, as a duo or as a larger band with additional professional musicians. Having performed at a remarkable number of Freemasons Ladies Night events we are well versed in exacting requirements that makes for a rather smooth running event and a great evening for all involved. Get in touch to request a quote.


Ladies Night Masonic | Freemasons Ladies Night

Masonic Ladies Festival MusicAs a Masonic Ladies Night Band, we are happy to supply music for the entire event from start to finish and also provide use of our PA system and additional microphone for use throughout the evening, including:

  • Introduction announcements
  • Masonic Grace / Masonic opening ode
  • Announcements during wine taking
  • Easy listening Masonic Lodge music during dinner
  • Masonic Grace before and after meals
  • National Anthem
  • Ladies Night speeches
  • Masonic Ladies Night toasts
  • Followed by Masonic Toasts and speeches
  • Masonic Toast to the initiate
  • The Masters Song (aka Worshipful Masters Song / Worshipful Master Toast)
  • Masonic Toast to Absent Brethren (aka Absent Brethren Song)
  • Toast to the Visitors Masonic (aka Masonic speech to visitors / Masonic visitors toast)
  • Response to Visitors toast Masonic (aka Masonic visitors speech / visitors speeches Freemasons)
  • Toast to the Ladies Speech (aka Masonic Toast to the Ladies)
  • Masonic Lodge Ladies Night gifts
  • Ladies' response speech
  • Toast to President's Lady
  • Masonic Ladies Night song (aka Masonic Roses song)
  • President's Lady response speech
  • Masonic Toast to the Worshipful Master
  • President's response / Masonic closing ode

Masonic Music | Ladies Festival Party Music

Masonic Ladies Festival BandLight and Shade Ladies Night Band provide a rather fantastic Ladies Festival party music at an appropriate tempo. So, it can be enjoyed at all times by all in attendance. Hence, including waltzes, cha-cha, swing, soul, disco, funk and rock music and from 1930's to today's best party music. During the evening celebrations we work closely with the Toastmaster and Lodge President to select appropriate Masonic music at all stages of the evening, including:

  • First dance; generally a slow tempo introductory song allowing plenty of opportunity for Lodge members to join the President and his Lady when appropriate
  • Last dance; also a slow tempo song, which is especially great for couples to enjoy the last song of the evening.

Masonic Ladies Festival Party MusicThe Ladies Night Band can also provide music for the closing ceremony of the evening as it suits the tradition of the Lodge;

    • Auld Lang Syne
    • For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow
    • End speech by President
    • National Anthem


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Music Duos | From Wedding Duos to Rock Duos | Hampshire, UK

Music Duos

Music Duos

Of course, when you want to entertain the guests at your wedding or at your venue, you consider live music duos. They can be a great alternative to bands due to having a full sound and not to mention the cost and flexibility as well as compact size. Light and Shade is a 'hi-tech music duo' as we perform alongside our own professionally produced custom backing tracks. In other words, we deliver the same sound of a large band but with lower costs and less floor-space required. It also ensures the music at your wedding or venue will be accurately performed and that a musician having an 'off-day' won't spoil the occasion.

music duosBook Music Duos: From Wedding Duos to Rock Duos

As full-time professional duo music artists with over 200 songs in our repertoire, we regularly perform throughout the week including Sundays. For this reason, Light and Shade is able to design sets of music specifically for your event or venue, for any time or day of the week. You can namely book us as:

  • Rock Duos; Heavyweight tunes from artists such as Marilyn Manson, Royal Blood, Foo Fighters and more!
  • Pub Duos; Great mixed sets of live music suitable for example from country gastropubs to high-street venues
  • Function Duos; Specially selected sets of music tailored to the audience and occasion
  • Party Duos; Dance hits including artists such as Avicii, Swedish House Mafia, Pharrell Williams & Daft Punk
  • Wedding Duos; Romantic lounge music during dinner or party songs for the reception

Perks of hiring music duos:

  • Complete volume control: No sound limiter issues and happy neighbours
  • Compact size: The duo is significantly able to fit any 2 meter-squared space with just 1 plug socket
  • Big sound: Full live band atmosphere with electric guitar, keyboard and male and female vocals performed live along with customised backing tracks which include drums/percussion, bass and sometimes a full string and woodwind orchestra!
  • Tailored sets: Once you book Light and Shade, the music duo makes sure you get the music you and your guests/customers want by customising the set lists specifically for each event
  • Versatile styles: Whether your music duo requirement is for a background music during a wedding ceremony or corporate function party, Light and Shade certainly has a repertoire of wide range of musical styles & genres to offer
  • Simplicity: Hire music duos that are professional, honest, disciplined and organised
  • Adaptability: Light and Shade plays specifically as suitable to the changing atmosphere of the event/function
  • Attention to detail: Dress codes or particular tastes in music are not a problem

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Book Duos | Live Music Band Hire | 2-Piece Band

Book Duos

Book Duo | Book Duos

Have you considered to book duos for your live music event? You should; because live music duos are a great way to provide live music entertainment, whilst not occupying as much space as a big band. Light and Shade perform regularly as a live music duo also at great value band hire prices, and also available to book on weekdays at special low live music rates. While being small in size, as a high-tech duo, we provide a big sound to fill any event with top quality music.

Live Music Band Hire | 2-Piece Band Music Duo

As a duo we perform at many different types of venue and events. You can book the duo as:

  • Wedding Duo; lounge type music to accompany the wedding dinner and also live party music for the drinks reception
  • Pub Duo; set of mixed genres and styles that's suitable for all ages
  • Function Duo; set of mixed genres and styles that's suitable for all ages and also the ambience of the event
  • Party Duo; up-tempo songs and top party anthems for dancing
  • Lounge Duo; set of enjoyable and stylish background music
  • Rock Duo; live music at full-tilt including Metallica and Marilyn Manson!

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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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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! 🙂

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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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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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Cover Band | Hire a Cover Band & Duo for Functions, Weddings, Parties, Events

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Cover Band

cover bandIf you are looking to hire a cover band for your event, function or venue, Light and Shade want to know! We are flexible in size and set-up, with versatile set-lists to ensure the live music you book is exactly as you want. You can book us as a duo, trio or a 4-piece cover band, as we can provide live music for any type of venue or event, large or small, party or lounge, high-street club or quiet country gastro-pub. This helps you to hire live music that fits with your budget and requirements as well as your customers and/or guests.

Whichever size of cover band you book, Light and Shade will be able to deliver a fantastic night of music. From relaxing numbers for customers or guests to enjoy to all-out rock and party sets to keep your audience on their feet and singing all night long!

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