Wedding Duo Band | Hire Great Live Music for Ceremony and Reception

Wedding Duo Band to Hire for Great Live Music at your Ceremony and Reception

Wedding Duo Band

Book a professional live wedding duo band for your special day.

Add extra magic and set the mood with live wedding music on this beautiful occasion whether it's at the ceremony, the reception or both!  Tell us the type of live music you want to hire for your wedding!


Hire a Wedding Duo Band

Are acoustic wedding duos not your thing? We perform the songs to especially suit you and your guests. As a hi-tech wedding duo band, with electric guitar, keyboard, male and female vocals, and custom backing tracks we're something a bit different and more versatile than others. 

Professional Duo Band to Hire for Weddings

Since Light and Shade are a full-time professional music act we work closely with function, party and event planners, to ensure that we supply exactly what is needed.

When you consider hiring live wedding music, from arrival and timings, songs performed and (of course) the fees involved, working with Light and Shade wedding duo band is exactly what you need.

Watch | Listen (Ceremony)

Example Wedding Ceremony Songs:

Moon river (Andy Williams)
Sway (Dean Martin)
To make you feel my love (Adele)
Take me to church (Hozier)
Signed, sealed, delivered (Stevie Wonder)
I can see clearly now (Jimmy Cliff)
Sugar pie honey bunch (The Four Tops)
Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps (Doris Day)
Chasing cars (Snow Patrol)
Stand by me (Ben E. King)
Can't take my eyes off of you (Andy Williams)
My girl (The Temptations)
My guy (Mary Wells)
...and many more!

Watch | Listen (Reception)

Example Wedding Reception Songs:

Cake by the ocean (DNCE)
I feel good (James Brown)
Sweet home alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Ain't Nobody (Chaka Khan)
Johnny B Goode (Chuck Berry)
Play that funky music (Wild Cherry)
One way or another (Blondie)
Mr Brightside (The Killers)
La Bamba-Twist and Shout (Los Lobos/The Beatles)
Happy (Pharrell Williams)
Let me entertain you (Robbie Williams)
Summer of ’69 (Bryan Adams)
We are family (Sister Sledge)
...and many more!

Wedding Music the Duo Band Plays

The live wedding music generally falls into two categories, during the drinks or dinner section and as the main entertainment at the evening reception. Both types of music have different requirements from the music. Light and Shade can supply either type or both on the same day!

We are able to provide live music for the entire day and evening. You can also have the wedding duo to play during the day and then with additional band members, turn into a bigger wedding band for the reception!

Additionally, since marriages are all unique, so are the people involved, so let us help customise a day or night of music that is as subtle or as loud as you need it to be.

How Much Does the Wedding Duo Band Cost?

We also do not charge extra to learn and perform a special song during the booking and our wedding duo or band rates are much cheaper than many others! Send your enquiry below, and let us add the extra sprinkle of magic to your special day!


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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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Wedding Music Hire | Different types of wedding music hire for your special day

Wedding music hire for ceremonies and receptions

Wedding Music Hire


wedding music hireFirstly, you do want the live music to match your special day. Light and Shade wedding duo & wedding band provides different types of live wedding music hire options. Music bands for weddings can perform for the ceremony or the wedding party; or for the entire day and provide the theme and atmosphere to your magical day. We work closely with event organisers, wedding planners and wedding couples in order to be able to respond to specific requirements and details precisely. Whether it's something different, unusual & unique or a great night of party, we're a perfect match for whatever you dream up for your dream wedding!

We're available for all types of live wedding music hire as suitable to your requirements; from background music to party!

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Different types of live wedding music hire:

  • Prelude: Easy listening live music performed before the ceremony while the guests arrive. 
  • Wedding Ceremony: Calming songs performed during the wedding service. 
  • Wedding Reception: Uplifting set of live music performed after the ceremony and into the evening reception as guests mingle. 
  • Processional: Uplifting set of live music performed while bridesmaids walk down the aisle before the bride’s entrance. 
  • Bride Entrance: A special and beautiful song performed for this emotional moment as the bride walks down the aisle to meet her groom. 
  • Interlude: Easy listening live music performed to build a lovely background atmosphere during the ceremony if there may be a quiet moment. 
  • Recessional: Uplifting set of live music performed while the newlywed couple descend down the aisle followed by their guests. 
  • First Dance 
  • Father-Daughter Dance 
  • Mother-Son Dance 
  • Post Wedding: Happy, upbeat and uplifting set of live music performed by the band directly after the ceremony while the newlywed’s enjoy a glass of bubbly. 
  • Bouquet Toss: A fun and happy tune performed as the bride tosses her bouquet to the crowd. 
  • Wedding Breakfast: Easy listening live music performed to create a more joyful atmosphere during the wedding breakfast or buffet. 

If you would like us to play a specific song (for example, your first dance song), please give the band a minimum of 1 month's notice to prepare for your special song on this very special day. We don't charge extra for learning and performing new songs for you.


Feel free to get in touch with us any time and book a wedding duo or wedding band in Hampshire that sprinkles an extra layer of magic to your special day!

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