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 Band Hire Cost | How Much Does a Band Cost for a Wedding

Wedding Music Band Costs

Wedding Band Hire Cost

A wedding can be expensive and although many event organisers want a wedding band for the fantastic atmosphere they add to an event a major concern are the wedding band hire cost. These can and do fluctuate between hundreds to thousands of pounds and quite often it is not clear to see the additional value between the many different prices quoted sometimes by very similar acts.

So, how much does a band cost for a wedding?

Before you can get to the band cost for a wedding it is important to establish what it is you want from your event live music.

  1. Do you want to hire a duo or a large band?
  2. When do you want them to play, early in the day during the dinner or at the evening reception for example?
  3. Would you pay extra for a band to travel to your event?
  4. Are you happy paying 20% extra to book through an agency or band listing website?
  5. Do you have any special requests?
  6. How much are you prepared to pay?

Budget wedding band hire cost:

Once you are sure of your requirements, the task of finding your ideal wedding music band can begin! This itself can be an difficult task with many fantastic sounding bands around but not a great deal of current information. It is very usual for bands to post a profile and for this profile to exist, even long after the group has disbanded or reformed with completely different personnel and sound. This can make the task of booking a band for a wedding a pain. The cost of hiring a wedding band is not just financial, it also costs you time, which is even more valuable!

Reduce the wedding band hire cost:

  1. We are available as a duo and as a band performing with additional professional musicians
  2. As professional musicians ourselves we are available any time of the day to suit you
  3. We do not charge extra travel costs for any live music booking in Hampshire, UK
  4. We do not charge additional fees just because you are having a special day! Our fees are based on a professional performance regardless of the event type
  5. There is no extra charge to learn a special song for you or to play music of your choice during any live music breaks
  6. Our live music hire costs are much lower than many other bands in Hampshire!

Get in touch with us today via the form below and let us take the costs and pain out of booking a band for your special day

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Music Bands for Weddings | How to book a band for a wedding and why choose Light and Shade

Music Bands for Weddings

Music Bands for Weddings

There are great options to hire a band for a wedding. And a great number of music bands for weddings performing live at receptions, ceremonies and parties all over the United Kingdom, but how to book a band for a wedding and what should you know and ask?

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How to hire a band for a wedding?

So what are the considerations and questions to ask wedding bands and in particular, questions to ask your wedding band?

  • When you hire a band for a wedding it is important that they are also in the same county!
    • Booking a wedding band can be expensive and you don't want band member travel added to the live band hire cost. Light and Shade are do not charge extra for travel to any events within the area.
  • You should check their equipment has been recently PAT tested, this will ensure their electrical instruments are up to standard.
    • Also check that the band you're booking for your wedding have current Public Liability Insurance, which ensures that in the event of an accident or injury during a performance, the live band is insured. Our equipment is PAT tested and we hold active PLI during our performances.
  • Ensure the wedding band you hire is right for you. Your wedding is special and unique to you so make sure the band for your wedding fits with how you want your special day to sound.
    • Whether you want a wedding duo playing sweetly in the background or a band to party the night away, We can and do perform from lounges to rock pubs and are perfectly able to ensure your live music fits your vision as a duo, trio or wedding band.

Cost of music bands for weddings

Another important question is what are the average cost of a band for a wedding reception or ceremony? Firstly, the good news; Light and Shade do not charge extra just because you are having a special day! Check out our great live music hire rates, which are the same for regardless of venue or event type if you want to hire a band for a wedding at great value too.

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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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