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 for Weddings | Live Band Wedding Cost

Live Music for Weddings | Live Band Wedding Cost

Live Music for Weddings

Booking live music for weddings should be a part of the magic on your special day. We perform live music for weddings which will fit the ambience of your particular event, everyone is different after-all and so are their weddings. Our wedding music songs will offer plenty of opportunity for the happy couple and all their guests to sing and dance along to all night long!

Live Music for Weddings: Band, Trio or Duo

Light and Shade can perform live music for weddings in a number of ways:

  • Band | 4+ piece – great lively night of music!
  • Trio | 3 piece – cost effective solution but still great!
  • Duo | 2 piece electrified wedding duo – great for smaller events!

Live Band Wedding Cost

Our live band wedding cost don’t suddenly increase when you mention the word “wedding”. We’re much more affordable than most bands providing live music. We would be more than happy to discuss about arranging the music for your wedding and all details involved. We can also help in even more ways:

  • We do not charge extra for travel costs anywhere in Hampshire
  • No extra cost to learn and perform a special song for you
  • We can provide DJ and additional services cheaper than many other band costs

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Wedding Party Band | Hire a Wedding Party Band for Your Reception

Wedding Party Band | Hire a Wedding Party Band for Your Reception
Firstly, you already know that any number of musicians in wedding party band category can provide the live music at your wedding. So, why rather hire Light and Shade?

Wedding Party Band

Wedding Party BandWe are different to many other acts as we perform live music as a duo and a band to suit any budget. Band size, however, does not affect the quality of sound we can put out. As much as we perform alongside our custom backing tracks, we’re also professional and experienced musicians. As a wedding party band, our main line up consists of electric guitar, keyboard with male and female vocals. However, you may choose to add more band members on stage. Just let us know in the form below and we’ll make it happen!

Wedding Party Band: Cost

We also have flexible prices due to our flexible band size. Regardless of the size of the event, we pay especially extra attention to suit your requirements and budget. Also, we can help make the day significantly more special with additional services.

Wedding Party Band: Additional Services

For example, as probably the most wedding party band we can learn your first dance song and perform at no extra cost. We can also supply a DJ type service in order to provide the perfect night of recorded and live wedding music entertainment. Send us a message.

Hire a Wedding Party Band for Your Reception

Booking a wedding party band is a great entertainment for receptions. Of course, providing that they don’t charge any additional fees. We are proud to be the best value wedding party band while not charging for any travel costs. As shown on our live music band hire costs page, we do not neither charge extra for weddings nor do we hide our prices until we know your budget, unlike many other acts.

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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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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. 🙂

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

wedding music band

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 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! 🙂 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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