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Arioso Quartet - String Quartet

Based in Dorchester, Dorset, the Arioso String Quartet is available to play for weddings and receptions, civil partnership ceremonies, corporate functions and private parties throughout the south and south west of England. Many of our engagements are in the counties of Dorset, Devon and Somerset; however we frequently travel further afield to Cornwall, Bristol and Bath, Hampshire and Wiltshire, and far beyond. We will be pleased to quote wherever your event is to be held. We always aim to provide delightful and entertaining music to suit the exact occasion. You can listen to us playing tracks from our extensive library of wedding music by using the media player at the bottom of your screen.

Available in Dorset from £400. Based in Dorchester

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Up and Running Ceilidh Band and Caller

Up and Running Ceilidh Band and Caller are the best Ceilidh or Barn Dance outfit in the South West! We play exciting toe-tapping folk on traditional instruments - and Joy, our caller will have everyone dancing the night away. We love what we do and we come with all our own equipment - no event is too small or too big for us. You will find us enthusiastic, friendly, and above all, sensitive to your particular requirements. We can provide mics for your speeches and our PA is available for your choice of prerecorded music.

Available in Dorset from £460. Based in Bridport

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Trifonics

Trifonics is an outstanding flute and strings trio with unimaginable performance skills. Being in the UK's premier league of classical musicians, these three ladies have performed on stages all around the world. Not only is this trio what you would imagine a classical performance to be, Trifonics have a specialist skill in being able to sing, dance and interact whilst playing bringing a classical music to a new level. Brought together by meeting whilst busking in the historic Covent Garden, Trifonics have performed regularly in venues around London including 'Villa Di Geggiano' - Chiswick where their rendition of the Can-Can went down a storm. "It was something quite outstanding to watch them dance the Can-Can whilst playing so in tune, including the cellist!" - Elizabeth Rennie. Trifonics also have an extensive repertoire of background music where the harmonious melodies of the flute and strings serenade quietly in the background while people...

Available in Dorset from £200. Based in Greater London

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Giardino Strings

Giardino Strings was founded in 2000 by David Giardino who studied under Italy’s leading violinists Riccardo Brengola at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena and Alberto Fiore at the Conservatoire in Rome. David has extensive professional experience and his credits include Rome Opera House, London Concert Orchestra, Birmingham Royal Ballet, London Soloists, Cunard Cruise Liners and he is also a session musician for the BBC. Giardino Strings is a distinguished ensemble composed of highly regarded professional musicians who have played extensively in concert halls across Europe. The group specialises in professional music engagements, weddings, corporate and Bollywood events, parties and Jewish celebrations including Bar Mitzvahs and weddings. The group is especially versatile and can perform as a solo, duo, trio, quartet, quintet, sextet, octet or chamber orchestra depending on your request or budget requirements. The group’s repertoire of strin...

Available in Dorset from £350. Based in London

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Kitty's Music

Kitty's Music offers a selection of great shows for all occasions. We have Kitty's solo show, Kitty's Duo, Trio, Quartet and the 1940's All-Star Little Big Band. Whether you're looking for quality jazz background music or a full on swinging show, Kitty's Music cover all possibilities and always deliver the goods! Kitty has played at jazz festivals and 40's themed dance festivals across the UK and internationally, and enjoys dancing with the crowds whenever possible! Solo Show - Kitty on sax and vocals, playing a variety of swing and jazz classics accompanied with backing tracks. Kitty's Duo - Kitty on vocals and saxophone, accompanied by jazz guitarist/pianist. Kitty's Trio - Duo plus double bass. Performing a range of classic swing and jazz plus easy listening and blues. Duo or Trio ideal for smaller events and music for listening. Kitty and her Paramours - 6 piece jump jive, rhythm'n'blues line-up, ideal for dancing and having fun! Ki...

Available in Dorset from £275. Based in Newport

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The Funk Bunnies

The Funk Bunnies are a 6 piece dynamic funk covers band from Wiltshire, and pride themselves on their fresh interpretations of funk classics and well-loved hits, from the 70s through to the present day. With every performance you’re guaranteed an eclectic mix of reworks and medleys: from Bill Withers, Ian Drury, Chic and Chaka Khan to Joss Stone and Stevie Wonder. Coming up to their 5th year, The Funk Bunnies, would love to provide your event with the niche entertainment you’ve been searching for, so please get in touch! We are available for Weddings, Festivals, Parties (private, public and corporate) and much, much more. We are fully insured, our equipment is checked and tested and we supply all our equipment. We can play acoustically too, and have done so for smaller pub events, champagne receptions, weddings and namely Pizza Express live Jazz nights. Our Trumpet Player Emma, is also an amazing DJ. If you'd like to complement your live musi...

Available in Dorset from £420. Based in Salisbury

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Mantuan String Quartet

Bristol-based string quartet providing live music for weddings, events and functions in Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Bath, Wiltshire the South West and South Wales. Made up of experienced players, the quartet can play music you choose from the extensive repertoire including classical, romantic, film and pop to be just right to set the scene for your special occasion. If you require a special piece not in the repertoire currently, it can be arranged for you.

Available in Dorset . Based in Bristol

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Vocal Works Gospel Choir

Vocal Works Gospel Choir have performed at over 650 church and civil wedding ceremonies and drinks receptions – adding an uplifting and vibrant sound to weddings throughout the country and abroad. Our uplifting song list includes the best gospel, soul and pop classics – making us suitable for both civil ceremonies and church weddings. Whether you require 3, 4 or 6 singers accompanied by our pianist, a solo gospel singer or even a group and the VWGC band, Vocal Works Gospel Choir will definitely make a wonderful soulful and visual impact on your day that you’ll never forget…and your guests will be talking about for years to come!

Available in Dorset from £650. Based in Bath

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Aderyn String Quartet

Aderyn String Quartet are an experienced professional ensemble available to bring a wealth of musical experience to your Wedding, Corporate function, party or other event in South Wales and England

Available in Dorset from £400. Based in Cardiff

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The Bristol String Quartet

The Bristol String Quartet is a well-established string quartet with years of experience playing at weddings and corporate functions in Bristol, Bath, Cardiff, Somerset and across the South West. Having played at in excess of 900 events you can be sure of the highest standard of performance. With an ever increasing repertoire of over 1000 pieces we can help create the perfect atmosphere for any event; from a small intimate wedding to a large corporate function.

Available in Dorset . Based in Bristol

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Harbottle and Jonas

•Highly rated acoustic duo •Have a wealth of experience providing quality entertainment for a variety of different events. •Repertoire includes over 100 upbeat and slow folky/acoustic cover songs. •Male and female vocals with acoustic guitar, concertina and stompbox. •Endorsed by BBC Introducing, Seasalt clothing and many folk icons. •Happy to learn request songs. Harbottle and Jonas are a acoustic/folk duo based in Totnes. Over the past six years, this talented duo have had extensive experience of music residencies, weddings and corporate events. The Duo have gigged extensively in Ireland, Italy and have appeared on Irish and Italian Radio & Television respectively. 'Phenomenal' - BBC Introducing Harbottle & Jonas can also perform with just a battery powered amp if required.

Available in Dorset from £300. Based in Totnes

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Jazz Gardenias Duo

Jazz Gardenias are an uplifting Piano/ Vocals Jazz & Blues duo. Their unique style of combining Jazz, Ragtime, Swing , Pop and Blues, help create a constant lively bounce to the atmosphere. Music that is swinging, moving forward and getting your guests toe tapping & finger clicking. Line ups : Duo: Piano/ Vocals Trio : Piano/ Vocals/ Double Bass Pa sound system and Keyboard provided

Available in Dorset from £250. Based in Fareham

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Andreas Moutsioulis

Andreas Moutsioulis is a Greek-born guitarist and arranger with extensive experience across a variety of music genres. His western music studies together with the music of his middle-eastern roots have brought him close to different musical styles since an early age. This background of classical, pop, folk and world music has led him to the idea of blending and combining all these styles. Career Highlights -Invited to join an orchestra as a soloist at the age of 16. -Prize-winner in multiple international competitions. -Holder of four titles in guitar performance from major European universities. -Performance as a soloist with the “Athens Camerata” for HRH Princess Irene of Spain. -Appearances in prestigious venues such as the Athens Concert Hall “Megaron” and the St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London. -Interviewed repeatedly by the Hellenic National Radio and the BBC. Between 2001 and 2011, Andreas toured extensively in Europe and th...

Available in Dorset from £200. Based in Bristol

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Sorrelli Strings

Sorrelli Strings are a North Devon based company, working across the UK, providing specialist and tailored string music for your wedding, we have extensive experience performing at weddings and events throughout the world. Our musicians are well sought after; most recently we have recorded the music for a very well known car manufacturer advert 'Volkswagen Up' which is currently showing on TV. Many registrars, churches and venues know us well and will provide high recommendations to book our musicians, alongside numerous wedding companies and suppliers. We are especially sought after for our large range of music which expands through classical to current day - please see our current trio repertoire list which is attached, this is continually expanding. Credits include: BBC 2, winners of The Great Orchestra Challenge. Volkswagen 'Up' TV advert

Available in Dorset from £400. Based in Devon

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Acoustic Alley

Acoustic Alley is an acoustic duo with Juel and Al on vocals and guitar. We have both been performing in bands for many years and have experience in hundreds of live performances. In an acoustic duo setting our voices complement one another and blend together to provide a variety of song choices and harmonies.

Available in Dorset . Based in Southampton

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The BlueBelles Female Jazz Group

The BlueBelles are a fun and lively group of beautifully blended voices. This all female close harmony A Cappella Octet have been singing together since August 2014. We love perfoming with other choirs from all over the UK, but are also adept at singing for weddings, corporate function and festive events. The choir is lead by Choral Director and Choir trainer, Jules Addison. Under his guidance the BlueBelles have developed a wide ranging and impressive repertoire of songs which are appropriate for a range of occasions.

Available in Dorset from £300. Based in Marlborough

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Tumbellina

Designer Shows! Always unique, dynamic & fabulous! We are a performance troupe that designs and produces high-end shows for events. Tumbellina also provides performers & expertise for bespoke marketing campaigns such as viral videos, images and live shows that highlight a brand or product. With over 15 years experience, we have the expertise to create the impact you’re looking for. Our large in-house team includes directors, choreographers, Olympic Gymnasts, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, riggers & many more.

Available in Dorset . Based in Bristol

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Hot Shoes

The Hot Shoes is an energetic swing ensemble, that guarantees to get your feet tapping with their exciting arrangements from the swing era and beyond. The band was founded with Lindyhop and Swing Dancers in mind, but we find that our broad repertoire is popular with all ages and tastes. Ideal for weddings, parties and dance events the Hot Shoes is a professional, experienced and entertaining band that always goes down well! The core element of our music is based on the 1920s swing style, including songs such as the Charleston, It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing and Is you is or is you ain't my baby. However, we also cater for a larger audience by playing more up to date chart songs by artists such as George Ezra, Beyonce, Pharrell Williams, Daft Punk and many more. The Hot Shoes often perform as a quartet, for more cozy intimate gigs, but we are more in our element as the 'full throttle' 6 piece band heard on the recor...

Available in Dorset from £1100. Based in Cardiff

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Jazz Up Your Wedding!

Are you looking for a jazz band or soul band to play at your wedding? Then you’ve come to the right place! Here at Jazz Up Your Wedding we specialise in playing great live jazz and soul music at weddings, civil partnerships & parties. We cover England & Wales within a 120 mile radius of Bristol. Our versatile 2-5 piece band can play several styles of music. If you’re into your jazz, you’ll love our mixture of swing, jazz, latin & blues – whether for dancing or background music. But we also love to get down and dirty with soulful Motown, funk and disco dance classics! At weddings we’ll happily play during the ceremony, drinks, dinner or evening reception. Or why not just book us for the whole day? We know it can be tricky organising the music for your wedding. Are you unsure as to how big a band you need, or finding it difficult to decide on timings for the evening reception? Well, we’re here to help! As an ex-wedding co-ordinator, our ...

Available in Dorset . Based in Bristol

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Wilde

Wilde are a highly acclaimed live electric & acoustic duo, based in Bristol. They craft unique, emotive versions of popular songs and deliver them with artistic flair and a contemporary edge. Using a blend of acoustic and electric guitar stylings, they are able to emulate a range of current chart sounds within a live lounge setting.Between them Stacy & Iain have over 20 years of experience in performing. Both are graduates of a leading music university and work as professional musicians within the industry. They have played for and worked with many companies including The BBC, ITV, Blue Peter, The International Guitar Festival, Beach Break Live Festival and Total Guitar Magazine. They have also performed at hundreds of private events and weddings nationwide.

Available in Dorset from £385. Based in Bristol

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Doctor Chocolate

Based in and around Bristol and the South West Doctor Chocolate are one of the UK’s leading wedding, party and function bands. We have an excellent reputation as a reliable, professional, lively and fun live 9-piece band. We guarantee you a fully confident, professional performance each and every time! Doctor Chocolate have performed at thousands of events all over the UK and abroad and are hugely experienced at functions and parties of all kinds: weddings, corporate events, charity fundraisers, proms, festivals, balls, product launches and everything in-between! Our sets are bursting with the best songs from the 1960’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 00’s – all designed to keep your guests on the dance-floor no matter what the occasion.

Available in Dorset from £1750.00. Based in Bristol

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Megan Morris Harpist

Welsh Harpist Megan Morris is a graduate from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and is much in demand as a solo harpist and chamber musician across the United Kingdom. Megan received her Bachelor of Music (Hons) in 2015 after studying Harp Performance for 4 years with renowned harpist Caryl Thomas. She also performed in masterclasses with Isabelle Perrin, Alice Giles, Marisa Robles, Chantal Mathieu, Florence Sitruk and Catrin Finch. Megan is a recipient of the Royal Welch Fusiliers Prize (2014), the Most Promising Harpist award at the Urdd National Eisteddfod (2011) and Vale Musician of the Year (2007). She was also a competitor in the International Lyon and Healy Awards in 2013. Megan has performed at high profile events for clients such as the Welsh Government, National Assembly for Wales, BMW, The Crown Estate and the Cardiff City Football Club. Most recently, Megan has been performing regularly with her group ElenElectri...

Available in Dorset from £250. Based in Cardiff

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4Strings Quartet/Duo

The 4Strings Quartet and String Duo are professional string ensembles based in Hampshire. Both ensembles specialise in providing music for weddings, corporate functions and private parties and offer a repertoire of music that covers all musical genres from classical to film and TV to pop. Our experienced musicians have played throughout the UK much of Europe and the rest of the world and have entertained many VVIPs including Heads of State state and Royalty. The string ensembles are available for bookings throughout central southern England. Our violin and cello string duo is more suited to the smaller wedding or where space at the venue may be at a premium. It offers a more affordable option than it's bigger brother yet is still able to deliver a beautiful sound that will enhance any function. We can offer the string quartet and string duo in both acoustic and electric formats. This gives us the flexibility to be able to play to any si...

Available in Dorset from £250. Based in Hampshire

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Llywelyn Ifan Jones

Born in Aberaeron, Llywelyn successfully completed his postgraduate studies in 2015 with the highest class from the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg where he was First Prize winner of the 'Savarez-Corelli Kammermusik Competition.’ He was mentored by Stephen Fitzpatrick (Principal Harpist of the Staatskapelle Orchestra, Berlin). His Master’s studies were generously funded by the James Pantyfedwen Trust. Previous to his time in Salzburg, he studied the harp intensively with Caryl Thomas at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where he was the recipient of numerous awards including the Mansel Thomas Award, the Royal Welsh Fusiliers Award and on two occasions, the Daniel Emlyn Davies Award. In 2013 he was a winner of a prestigious Lyon and Healy Award, first prize winner at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod and the winner of the Pencerdd Gwalia Competition. Llywelyn recently performed Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia in Salzburg d...

Available in Dorset from £250. Based in Cardiff

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Glyndŵr BrassEnsemble

A vibrant collection of musicians, Glyndŵr Brass is one of the top brass ensembles in the country. Our members are all highly experienced professional players, having worked orchestrally with Welsh National Opera, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Philharmonic, Philharmonia, Ulster Orchestra and many more. We perform a wide variety of music, and can cater to your needs - we even have an arranger on our team who can write out your favourite tunes. Our standard line-up is in quintet form (5-players) but we often expand to seven or even ten players when requested. Whether it is a wedding, funeral, festival or just some background music for your cat's Birthday, Glyndŵr Brass have the perfect set for you

Available in Dorset from £500. Based in Cardiff

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Hey John, Cheryl Hope you're both well. Just got back from our holiday and wanted to share a huge thank you for playing your socks off and making the music hugely enjoyable for everyone. Lot's of positive feedback from everyone! Best wishes for the future, best Yush Yush and Sallyann – Bride and Groom 29th July 2016 Fawsley Hall


Communication with the band was excellent and they made sure that everything fitted to our plans. The audience was a mixed age group and the play list suited everyone. Great sound quality and the double bass made it just a little bit different. Couldn't fault them a great evening.


Communication with Wes beforehand was easy and straightforward, we asked Wes to please learn three new songs for our ceremony to be played at different times which he was more than happy to do- and they sounded just perfect! The band was extremely professional with their equipment setup and made life super easy for the organisers. I couldn't have imagined better entertainment and would recommend to everyone.








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