Have the band for the evening reception. Keep the dance floor full with 2 hours of live music from the band and then our awesome premixed playlists to keep the party going until carriages at midnight.
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The band will load in from 18:00 and go through to midnight with all the best songs to keep you and your guests on the dance floor.
When you want the evening to be full of energy and want to dance into the night, this is the best line up option.
Canapes to Carriages
This is a great way to keep your guests entertained from the drinks reception through to the end of the night. One of our acoustic line ups can perform during your wedding drinks and then the full electric band will play you into the evening.
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The acoustic band will perform for 60 minutes over the drinks reception to entertain your guests whilst you mingle and have your photos taken.
Your chosen electric live band will then kick the evening off in style and keep the dancing going until midnight.
Aisle to End
The full musical extravaganza!
Live performances for your ceremony, drinks reception and evening party.
This is the perfect way to create the soundtrack to your special day!
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Let us play live with our acoustic duo whilst you walk up the aisle to meet your partner, entertain your guests as you sign the register and then play as you exit and newly weds.
Our acoustic line up can then play as your guests are enjoying a glass of something celebratory, followed by the band to kick off the evening as it should be with your first dance and 2 hours of live music.
The perfect way to create the soundtrack to you special day.
AKA are wedding band specialists.
We play at weddings all throughout the year, working with your chosen suppliers and venue making sure your wedding the best day ever!
We'll always play your first dance!
Your special song played live by the band or have the original recored version played via our sound system.
It's your song, so have it the way you want it.
Full PLI and PAT tested equipment to keep you and the band safe. We know exactly what is needed by each venue, giving you one less thing to worry about.
First Dance Ideas
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
At Last – Etta James
Better Together – Jack Johnson
Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
Everlong – Foo Fighters
Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
Make You Feel My Love – Adele
I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
Songbird – Eva Cassidy
Wherever You Will Go – Charlene Soraia
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
Your Song – Ellie Goulding
You’ve Got The Love – Florence And The Machine
1. Setting up the band
Before we even arrive at your venue in the days leading up to the big one we will call your venue and speak directly to the events team, making sure we know all the finer points of the day. Once we are at your chosen venue we will start to work with the onsite staff to make sure that we know where we are loading in to, how the day has progressed and if there is anything we should know about.
With our normal packages we will be aiming to arrive just as your wedding breakfast finishes and speeches are over, typically around 6pm. The band will take a minimum of 90 minutes to set up and soundcheck. This is from the moment that we have full access to the area you would like us to play in is.
We can arrive early to set up before you and your guests arrive on site, however we do charge additionally for this service.
3. The first dance and band set
Don’t worry, we won’t just start and expect you to be there! We will announce your entry through our sound system and make sure that your photographer, videographer and smart phone holding friends are all there to celebrate with you. The first dance and set usually start around the 8;30/9pm mark, giving you a chance to grab a well earned drink, catch up with family and let you food go down as well as any evening guests to arrive.
If you have asked the band to perform the first dance we will then play your chosen song and roughly half way through encourage the rest of your party to join you and your partner. Great so you don’t feel too exposed but also brilliant for your photos. Afterwards we will go straight into the first song of the band set and make sure that from this point on we keep you partying through to the end.
When the band take their break we will again put on a premixed playlist of party tunes to keep everyone on the dance floor. This is the perfect time to serve any evening food, take a bit of a break and let your guests refuel.
2. Between soundcheck and the first dance
In this time we have a premixed playlist that we put on that gradually builds to a more dance floor filling vibe. Perfect to make sure that every one of your guests is in the room for your first dance.
We use this time to change and prepare for our performance as well as grab a much needed bite to eat. We do ask our clients to provide meals for all members of the band as we are often away for more than 12 hours.
4. Second live set and the end of the night
After a short break we will get back on and play our second set and depending on the licensing of your venue play through to the end of the night or sign off with a final few songs from the premixed playlist.
You might have some special songs for the end of the night, if this is the case let us know and we will either put them in the live set or in the premix so that it signals the end of the night.
Once the night has ended and the venue lights are back on we will start to pack down.