The Best Wedding Ceremony Musicians In The UK For 2023 And 2024!

June 2023 | Matt Oats

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20 of the best wedding reception and ceremony musicians for hire in 2023 and 2024!


Your wedding ceremony or reception is most certainly one of, if not the biggest moment of your wedding day as you and your life partner become one in the most intimate and special of ways. What better way to celebrate that magical and momentous moment than with live wedding ceremony musicians performing for you, ushering in your new and exciting journey with the one you love. Everyone at Seventh Second goes all wobbly at the knees when performing at a beautiful wedding ceremony and so in today’s guide, I thought I’d show you 20 of our best wedding ceremony musicians for hire in 2023 and 2024!


Our 20 best wedding reception and ceremony musicians in the UK list!

Anyway, this is what you came to see, amazing wedding ceremony musicians! Click on any artist name below and be sent to their section in the guide or keep scrolling to view them all and much more. If you click on any wedding musicians name above their video, you will be whisked straight to their unique profile for even more on them too. Bonus!


1. Rae – a solo soulful, romantic musician

2. Valeria – a stunning wedding harpist

3. Carolina – an understated vocalist and pianist

4. Talking with Fireworks – a soulful, acoustic duo

5. Encore – a vibrant acoustic trio

6. Acoustic Captain – an all-male, fun acoustic quartet

7. Meraki Jazz Collective – a sultry jazz ensemble

8. Southside Sparkle – vintage vibes duo or trio

9. Cadence – specialist ceremony musicians

10. The Emmet Scanlan Collective – eclectic, expert wedding musicians

11. Fourteen Summers – premium male and female acoustic duo

12. Pop Nights – premium all-male acoustic duo

13. Kaleidoscope – vibrant, acoustic wedding duo

14. Party Republic – award-winning wedding ceremony duo

15. Latin Corner – acoustic Latin vibes for your ceremony 

16. Harper Sky – soulful, emotive male solo acoustic musician

17. Winter Moon – a premium female vocalist backed by a sublime pianist

18. Anthropology – londons finest all-male acoustic jazz trio

19. Brilliant Corners – affordable, contemporary upbeat jazz trio

20. Paper Boats – acoustic folk goodness for any part of your wedding day


Why not have a peek at our other award-winning wedding bands here?


Live wedding band freebies!

As well as our current 15% off offer, you always get everything listed below and more with any wedding ceremony or reception act you hire with us. Enjoy some wedding freebies!


  1. 1×60, 2×30, 2×60 or 3×40 minute live sets (fully customisable)
  2. A comprehensive booking contract which includes covid cover
  3. Band arrival time of 12 pm or later
  4. Band set up time of 40/60 minutes
  5. *FREE* DJ laptop sets if required (usually costing £150)
  6. Professional PA sound system, lighting, and PLI and PAT certificates
  7. All transport and accommodation costs
  8. All our wedding ceremony musicians are happy to discuss playing special songs and catering their setlist just for you


The best venues for the best wedding ceremonies

All our wedding acts get to perform at stunning wedding ceremonies and receptions year on year and below are just some of the venues they have performed at.


  • Hampton Court Palace 
  • Kew Gardens
  • The Langham 
  • The Connaught 
  • The Berkeley
  • Luton Hoo Hotel 
  • Chatsworth House 
  • The Royal Pavilion
  • The Mandarin Oriental
  • The Tower of London 
  • The Ashmolean Museum
  • The Natural History Museum 
  • The V&A Museum
  • Notley Abbey 
  • The Orangery at Kensington Palace
  • Manor of Groves
  • Rushton Hall
  • Thompson
  • Armathwaite
  • Sartoria
  • Smedmore House
  • Holkham Hall
  • Primrose Hill Farm
  • Bradbourne House
  • Sky Garden
  • Aynhoe Park
  • Bovey Castle
  • Cliveden House
  • Hedsor House
  • Luton Hoo Hotel
  • Northbrook Park
  • St. Audries Park
  • The Ashes Barns
  • The Bingham
  • The Gherkin
  • Cargo
  • Bourne and Hollingsworth Buildings
  • Excel Center
  • Fulham Palace
  • Hampton Court
  • High Billinghurst Farm
  • Stanlake Park Wine Estate
  • The Ritz London
  • Aynhoe Park
  • Blenheim Palace
  • Claridge’s
  • Highclere Castle
  • The Gherkin
  • The Savoy
  • The Shangri-La
  • The Ned
  • The Dorchester
  • Hedsor House
  • Stoke Park Country Club
  • The Bingham
  • Coworth Park
  • St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel

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Book your wedding ceremony musicians with confidence


You may have noticed a certain pandemic not too long ago. We certainly did and we saw the stress, upset, and chaos it caused people wanting to get married. We decided to do something about it and are currently offering 15% off all 2023 bookings and also offering comprehensive covid cover and 24/7 support with any booking. You can read all about it here but rest assured, your booking is in safe hands with us. Why not have a look at all our glowing newlywed reviews for some reassurance? We are also constantly updating our blog, giving you all the latest advice, tips, and tricks so your wedding is as perfect as it can be. Below are some of our most popular guides and if you need any advice, don’t forget we are here, happy to help, 7 days a week, obligation-free via the usual socials, email, phone, live chat, and text.


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Make your wedding ceremony perfect


Whether you’ve been planning your wedding for years or put it together in a flash of romance, every moment will be unique and memorable and regardless of where or how you choose to make the greatest of commitments with the special person in your life, wedding ceremony musicians are there to heighten the romance, enhance the poignancy and add that extra bit of magic to the memories you will have during a lifetime of love. Our wedding ceremony musicians are here to make the most perfect of moments even more perfect.


Your wedding ceremony music, your way

All our wedding ceremony musicians including the ones in today’s guide understand everyone has their own dreams and vision for their wedding day and so you will not only find a diverse mix of wedding acts in my guide but also wedding ceremony musicians who can perform indoors and outdoors, in varying outfits, offering small and compact lineups or larger more expansive ones so they blend into your wedding seamlessly. Performing a wide range of songs and tailoring their setlist just for you, they can add stunning vocals to any performance or keep things instrumental, letting your wedding speak for itself. However you dream your wedding celebrations to unfold, we are here to help in any way we can.


1. Rae

Rae is our most popular wedding reception musician with her soulful, romantic solo show creating the perfect atmosphere for that most important part of your wedding day. Over the years she has performed at weddings all over the globe, perfecting her show with her genuine love of performing music and desire to create those perfect moments during your wedding ceremony, leaving you with memories to last a lifetime. A tasteful and subtle wedding ceremony musician, Rae is for the romantics out there.

Rae’s highlights

Rae’s highlights. See more on their profile page.

  • Excellent, soulful solo show
  • Highly experienced, professional wedding musician
  • Great prices, especially in the South
  • A varied repertoire of songs to choose from


Newlywed review

You can see all of our happy client reviews right here but see what this couple thought of Rae. See all her reviews on her profile page.

“Excellent wedding reception singer would totally recommend anyone to book her, was very flexible on the day. Played our song list and even did some requests, great voice! We got some really great feedback from our guests. Thank you so much!”

Martyn Gregory, Brighton 2017






 2. Valeria

Valeria needs no real introduction as she is quite simply one of the most experienced and popular wedding harpists around. Regularly seen performing in some of London’s finest hotels, venues, and orchestras, Valeria has been performing at wedding ceremonies for years and adds that classical, beautiful atmosphere that only a talented harpist can. She has wowed newlyweds and guests so much that many of the musicians here at Seventh Second have booked her for their wedding ceremonies. Valeria brings the timeless and stylish sounds of the harp to any wedding reception or ceremony.

Valeria’s highlights

Valeria highlights. See more on their profile page.

  • Premium wedding harpist
  • Highly experienced, professional wedding musician
  • Fully bespoke wedding service offered
  • Able to learn any song for your special day


Newlywed review

You can see all of our happy client reviews right here but see what this couple said about Valeria. See all her reviews on her profile page too.

“Valeria was perfect for our wedding reception. She was really nice and easy to deal with and her harp looked and sounded amazing in the church!”

Rob Baxter, Birmingham 2019







 3. Carolina

Carolina is our resident wedding reception pianist offering award-winning vocal and piano renditions of classic and contemporary tunes perfectly performed and stylised for your wedding ceremony or reception. Based in Manchester, Carolina’s true passion is to perform at weddings and most notably wedding ceremonies and it’s something she travels around the UK doing week in week out. Her gentle yet colorful voice combines perfectly with her skills as a pianist to create all the romance and beautiful atmosphere your wedding ceremony or reception deserves.

Carolina’s highlights

Highlights for Carolina. See more on their profile page.

  • Fantastic soulful female singer/pianist
  • Highly experienced, professional wedding musician
  • Compact and top-spec setup
  • A large repertoire of songs to choose from


Newlywed review

You can see all of our happy client reviews right here but see what on couple thought of Carolina. All her reviews are on her profile page too.

“Carolina sang at our wedding reception, drinks and the meal, she was absolutely fabulous, we told her what type of music we wanted and she created the playlist, which was perfect for the occasion. Everybody at the wedding commented on how brilliant she was, I can’t recommend her highly enough, she really helped make a perfect day.”

Andy Townsend, Wilmslow 2017







 4. Talking with Fireworks

Talking with Fireworks add an experienced male vocalist/percussionist to solo wedding performer Raes already stunning live show. As a duo, Talking with Fireworks have been performing together for years and that shines through when they perform at wedding ceremonies. Providing the perfect atmosphere you’ve always dreamt of for your ceremony and wedding, Talking with Fireworks dedicate themselves to you and your wedding day, and with their natural musical chemistry shining through, it’s hard to find a better acoustic duo. Watch their brilliant video and you’ll see what all the fuss is about.

Talking with Fireworks highlights

Some of Talking with Firework’s key highlights. See more on their profile page.

  • Modern and soulful male/female acoustic duo
  • Very experienced, professional wedding act
  • Great prices especially in the South
  • Great booking options on offer


Newlywed review

You can see all of our happy client reviews right here but here’s a review for Talking with Fireworks. See all their reviews on their profile page.

“I hope you don’t mind me dropping you guys and email but I just had to send a message to say a MASSIVE thank you for an amazing evening on Friday! You guys were absolutely amazing and made the wedding the fantastic day that it was! We are such a live music bunch and you really were the cherry on the cake! You made the set really personalised and catered for all music tastes! Everyone has commented on how brilliant you guys were and my 93 year old grandfather is still saying how brilliant you were and I have had to find him your website to play a few more of your tracks! Thanks again for all you hard work and for making the day extra special.”

Katie and Dan Crook, London 2019







 5. Encore

Encore provide an upbeat, 90s-infused live show for any part of your wedding day and excel during a wedding ceremony that’s full of romance and fun. With a stunning voice, their lead female vocalist is backed by a young, upbeat all-male backing band made up of percussion and acoustic guitar/backing vocals. Encore love performing a more traditional wedding ceremony show like all our acts but if you fancy something a bit different they are a great option. Upbeat, romantic, and nostalgic fun is usually the order of the day with Encore!

Encore’s highlights

Encore’s key highlights are below. See more on their profile page.

  • Fun and vibrant solo or duo acoustic act
  • High-end, professional wedding ceremony act
  • Great prices in the South
  • A unique repertoire of songs


Newlywed review

You can see all of our happy client reviews right here but below is a review for Encore. Enjoy all their reviews on their profile page.

“James and I just wanted to thank you all personally for playing at our wedding, you really added to making the day so special. You were such a professional wedding band and created a great atmosphere, we had so many compliments about your music. Thanks again for being part of our day.”

James and Jess Plunkett, Poole 2012







 6. Acoustic Captain

Acoustic Captain take their famous roaming acoustic live set and offer it up for couples and their wedding ceremonies! Solo, duo, trio, or as their full quartet, Acoustic Captain will blend seamlessly into your wedding and perform the music you’ve always wanted. Consummate professionals, this fully acoustic act can be seen performing their fun live show at the finest London venues when not traveling the UK and the world performing at weddings of all shapes and sizes. A fantastic all-male wedding ceremony band that are utterly professional.

Acoustic Captain’s highlights

Acoustic Captain’s main highlights. See more on their profile page.

  • Premium, all-male outfit
  • Very experienced, professional wedding band
  • Loads of great booking options including a roaming service
  • Can perform indoors or outdoors


Newlywed review

You can see all of our happy client reviews right here but see what this couple said about this four-piece below. See all their reviews on their profile page too.

“Acoustic Captain were a fantastic acoustic party band. Great mix of songs and so much better than a DJ. Our guests commented on how good they were and want to book them for their weddings. Excellent job guys.”

James O’Neil, Somerset 2020







 7. Meraki Jazz Collective

If sultry, sophisticated jazz music is more your style, the Meraki Jazz Collective could be the wedding reception band for you. Offering up all the jazz classics as well as much, much more, their flexible lineup options mean you can design the band around your wedding ceremony completely. A stunning, young, and talented jazz band that can’t wait to add something special to your wedding, the Meraki Jazz Collective are here to provide the perfect Jazz soundtrack for your perfect moments.

Meraki Jazz Collective’s highlights

Some of Meraki Jazz Collectives’ big highlights. See more on their profile page.

  • Excellent acoustic Jazz band
  • Young and experienced wedding musicians
  • Loads of lineup combinations available
  • Great prices UK wide


Newlywed review

You can see all of our happy client reviews right here but below is a review for the Meraki Jazz Collective. See all their reviews on their unique page.

“The Meraki Jazz Collective was the perfect classy background music we wanted for the reception.”

Ben McAdams, Brighton 2020







 8. Southside Sparkle

Southside Sparkle are usually seen in their 1920s goes pop sparkling 6-9 line up but their acoustic duo or trio is hugely popular with couples wanting some subtle glitz at their wedding ceremony. They are a fantastic acoustic act in their own right and like all acts shown here are very compact meaning they can squeeze into that cute little church, hall, barn, or any other venue with you and your guests. Stunning vocals and double bass plus keys are on offer with Southside Sparkle who love nothing more than to perform romantic, vintage songs all day long.


Southside Sparkle’s highlights

Southside Sparkles’ key highlights are below. See more on their profile page.

  • Premium, female-fronted acoustic duo
  • Highly experienced, unique 1920s-styled wedding act
  • Great prices in the South
  • Loads of great booking options


Newlywed review

You can see all of our happy client reviews right here but see what two newlyweds thought of Southside Sparkle below. You can see all their reviews on their profile page too.

“We loved her voice in the video and live it was just as great. What a talented little group. They complimented my wedding perfectly.”

Laura Hunt, Winchester 2019







 9. Cadence

Cadence have been supplying the perfect music for couples special days for years and they have it honed down to a fine art. A duo or trio specially designed for wedding ceremonies, Cadence combine the classic lineup of female vocals and acoustic guitar/male vocals and can add a percussionist for a bit more punch and energy if needed. They cover all the songs you love and deliver them with real heart and soul, priding themselves on being a premium wedding reception band.

Cadence’s highlights

Cadence’s key highlights for all to see. See more on their profile page.

  • Fantastic duo or trio acoustic wedding outfit
  • Highly experienced, professional wedding musicians
  • Great prices in the South
  • A great repertoire of songs for all weddings


Newlywed review

You can see all of our happy client reviews right here but see why the couple below loved Cadence. See all their reviews on their profile page also.

“Tina and I had the most magical day and Cadence were the icing on the cake for us! We watched their videos and fell in love with the covers they had. They catered for the special song that my wife wanted as she made her way down the aisle – it was very emotional and we’re so glad they were a part of our day.”

Howard and Tina Trow, Buckinghamshire 2019








10. The Emmet Scanlan Collective

Emmet and his collective understand how important and poignant your wedding day and wedding ceremony or reception are. Emmet has performed during more wedding ceremonies than most musicians and is dedicated to providing a performance you will remember for years to come. With every kind of line up on offer, this is a truly bespoke act so start dreaming up your ideal wedding reception band and Emmet and his Collective will deliver it!

Emmet Scanlan Collective highlights

Fourteen Summers key highlights. See more on their profile page.

  • Unique, and fun acoustic act
  • Highly experienced, professional Irish wedding band
  • Great booking and lineup options
  • A great repertoire of songs to choose from


Newlywed review

You can see all of our happy client reviews right here but see why the couples love Emmet and his collective below. He has more reviews on his profile page too.

“It was the day we dreamed of and Emmet and his band were a huge part of it. A shout out to Jon at Seventh Second, you were so helpful in the planning.”

Toby and Jess Braile, London 2019






11. Fourteen Summers

Hiring Fourteen Summers is hiring one of the finest live acoustic duos in the UK right now. This male and female led wedding ceremony and reception duo perform any songs you dream of for your special day to such a high level you and your guests will be left feeling even more emotional than you thought possible! Blending perfectly into any part of your wedding, Fourteen Summers understand how to perform during a wedding after years of experience and will complement your wedding day perfectly.

Fourteen Summers highlights

Fourteen Summers key highlights. See more on their profile page.

  • Premium, male/female acoustic duo
  • Highly experienced, professional wedding duo
  • Fully bespoke service offered
  • A top repertoire of songs to choose from


Newlywed review

You can see all of our happy client reviews right here but see why newlyweds love these two below. They have more reviews on their profile page too.

“We had an incredible evening and it was all thanks to you guys! Everyone we have talked to has said how amazing you were and we’ve passed your details on to so many people! We cannot thank you enough! “

Laura and James Atherton, London 2019







12. Pop Nights

Pop Nights are another highly experienced, premium acoustic wedding duo for hire in the Seventh Second family. Having performed at countless wedding ceremonies, receptions, or during the wedding breakfast or afternoon drinks, all-male, Pop Nights have your wedding covered. Offering a bespoke service like all acts in my guide today, Pop Nights are here for you and your partner, always making sure they provide the perfect live music for your perfect wedding.

Pop Nights highlights

Some of Pop Nights’ key highlights. See more on their profile page.

  • Premium, all-male acoustic duo
  • Highly experienced, professional wedding band
  • Fully bespoke service on offer
  • A great repertoire of songs to choose from


Newlywed review

You can see all of our happy client reviews right here but see why the couples love Pop Nights! They have more reviews on their profile page too.

“What can I say… Pop Nights ROCKED our wedding on Sat! they were absolutely brilliant and made the party so much fun. I hope they enjoyed it too.”

Garry Melier, Essex 2021






13. Kaleidoscope

Made up of members of our stellar indie wedding band Anthemic State, Kaleidoscope perform a multitude of songs for wedding ceremonies, receptions, afternoon drinks, wedding breakfasts, and other moments during your wedding. Kaleidoscope are another of our highly experienced acoustic wedding duos, performing at weddings every week of the year, always making sure they blend into a wedding seamlessly, providing the perfect musical backdrop for your special moments.

Kaleidoscope highlights

Some of Kaleidoscope’s big highlights. See more on their profile page.

  • Vibrant, all-male acoustic duo
  • Highly experienced, professional wedding musicians
  • Lots of great booking options on offer
  • Great prices UK wide


Newlywed review

You can see all of our happy client reviews right here but here is another great review for Kaleidoscope. They have more reviews on their profile page too.

“I just wanted to say thank you so much to you and the boys in Kaleidoscope. You were fantastic and everyone is still raving about you. We had the most amazing day and you were a big part of that. I’ve already had one of Joe’s workmates ask if you’re free to do a gig for them and other people ask for your number. Great band! “

Jenny and Joe Burts, Reading 2018






14. Party Republic 

Party Republic are an award-winning wedding band that not only perform epic evening wedding party sets but also strip down into a male and female acoustic duo specially designed for wedding ceremonies and receptions. They offer a wide range of booking options like all acts in today’s guide and tailor their look and sound to perfectly match your wedding with the same award-winning attention to deal and customer service you get from their full live band.

Party Republic highlights

Here are Party Republics’ main highlights. See more on their profile page.

  • Award-winning male and female acoustic duo
  • Very experienced, professional wedding musicians
  • Great prices, especially in the South
  • Great booking options to choose from


Newlywed review

You can see all of our happy client reviews right here plus below is a glowing review for Party Republic. They have more reviews on their profile page too.

“We had such a fantastic wedding day and that was in part due to the awesome Party Republic wedding band!!!! Our guests have not stopped talking about the day and saying how good you all were – Katy, your voice was just perfect for our first dance and I’m so glad you agreed to sing it for us! Not only were you amazing on the day, providing a beautiful acoustic set in the afternoon and then bringing the dance floor to life in the evening, you were on hand to answer all my questions and totally put me at ease during all the planning too. We can’t thank you enough for being part of our special day.”

Mr and Mrs Blenko, Surrey 2019






15. Latin Corner

If you fancy something quite different but no less brilliant for your wedding ceremony or reception Latin Corner could be just the ticket. Offering up stunning Latin-infused acoustic music, Latin Corner can add something unique and pretty magical to your special day. In duo, trio, or quartet lineups they suit all sorts of weddings and perform all the songs that have meaning to you with a fun and exotic twist!

Latin Corners highlights

Some of Latin Corner’s best highlights. See more on their profile page.

  • Exotic, sultry Latin acoustic music
  • Professional musicians
  • Lots of lineup and booking options
  • A fun and varied list of tunes to choose from


Newlywed review

You can see all of our happy client reviews right here but why not see a lovely review for Latin Corner below? They have more reviews on their profile page too.

“Latin Corner were amazing, they were so professional right from first contact, their music was beyond any of our expectations! We had so many compliments on the band and still have 3 months on from the wedding. They really got everyone on our dance floor. They also played and sung our first dance song which was one of my most important things when I pick a band but it really was truly amazing.”

Danielle Fields, London 2016






16. Harper Sky

Introducing a young and very talented solo wedding performer, Harper Sky! His passion for music and love for weddings shines through creating the perfect combination for your special day. With years of experience busking in Newcastle to performing all over the UK, Harper Sky has mastered the art of setting the mood for the ceremony, reception, or drinks reception.

Harper Sky highlights

Some of Harper Skys highlights. See more on his profile page.

  • Emotive, soulful solo musician
  • Perfect for all aspects of your wedding
  • Compact and flexible musician
  • Varied list of tunes and booking options to choose from


Newlywed review

You can see all of our happy client reviews right here but why not see a lovely review for Harper Sky below? He has more reviews on his profile page too.

“We booked Harper Sky for our wedding entertainment on a whim after hearing him at a local wedding fair and struck gold. He was so easy to communicate with and needed minimal direction before, and on the big day. He arrived on time, had set up, and was already playing by the time we arrived back to the venue after taking some pictures – exactly what you want on such a busy day.”

Micheal Wiffin, Tunbridge Wells 2022






17. Winter Moon

Winter Moon offer a truly diverse repertoire that includes classic ballads, modern love songs, and everything in between, ensuring that there’s something for everyone to enjoy during any part of your wedding. A premium acoustic duo, Winter Moon can create a unique and intimate atmosphere that will have you and your guests swept away in all the important wedding moments. Don’t settle for run-of-the-mill wedding entertainment, Winter Moon make your day truly unforgettable with a one-of-a-kind performance.

Winter Moon highlights

Winter Moon highlights. See more on their profile page.

  • Premium female vocals and piano
  • Compact and adapatable
  • Great booking options
  • A large and varied repertoire


Newlywed review

You can see all of our happy client reviews right here but here’s one of Winter Moon’s top reviews. They have more reviews on their profile page too.

“Allow me to thank you and Seventh Second for getting it just right…all the way through. The music selection was perfect, the volume pitched perfectly, as you could tell the dance floor was full…what better a reflection on getting it right. Thank you, guys.”

John Dembitz, London 2022






18. Anthropology

Get ready to groove with our dynamic and classic jazz wedding trio, Anthropology. Comprised of some of London’s most talented jazz musicians, their soulful, authentic, and accomplished sound is perfect for wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions and other parts of your day including drinks receptions, and wedding breakfasts. With a true passion for jazz and a dedication to creating a memorable performance, Anthropology bring a timeless class to any wedding.

Anthropology highlights

Anthropology key highlights. See more on their profile page.

  • Authentic, experienced jazz trio
  • Some of London’s hottest jazz musicians
  • Great lineup and booking options
  • Great prices UK-wide


Newlywed review

You can see all of our happy client reviews right here and below is a great Anthropology review! They have more reviews on their profile page too.

“Adam & I just wanted to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to you and the band! Please can you pass on our thanks to the band, they were amazing and the guests loved them and the band played extra for us because they were having a great time! Which was awesome! We wanted to message you earlier but we have been so busy seeing family and finally we are relaxing at a spa. Thanks for helping out on the day to Jon!”

Lisa Marie Russell, Brighton 2022






19. Brilliant Corners


Brilliant Corners are known for their fun and extensive repertoire that spans the classics of Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong right up to the modern hits of Norah Jones, Michael Bublé, and other huge pop artists. It’ll keep everyone entertained during any part of your day and as a professional band, Brilliant Corners are very experienced at working with couples to create the perfect setlist that fits their unique taste and preference. Get ready to elevate your wedding reception or ceremony with the fun, talent, and style of Brilliant Corners, your perfect little jazz trio wedding band.

Brilliant Corners highlights

Some of Brilliant Corner’s top highlights. See more on their profile page.

  • Affordable, fun jazz trio
  • Varied, adaptable repertoire to suit your wedding
  • Loads of great lineup and booking options
  • Great prices UK-wide


Newlywed review

You can see all of our happy client reviews right here but here’s a lovely review for Brilliant Corners. They have more reviews on their profile page too.

“I booked Brilliant Corners after seeing them at another wedding. I wasn’t sure if they would be willing to fly out to Italy, but they were happy to do so, and brought all their guitars, etc! They played a fantastic set in the evening…EVERY guest was on the dance floor! We’ve had so many comments from our guests on how good they were and one of my bridesmaids even tried to book them for her wedding next year. “

Katie and Dougie Oats, Italy 2018






20. Paper Boats

Paper Boats are our most popular folk wedding band but because they can line up as a solo, duo, or trio acoustic act they are regularly booked as wedding reception musicians too. Combined with their foot-stomping, folky festival evening show, you have the perfect folk-infused live entertainment for every part of your special day in one brilliant live package. Paper Boats are the perfect way to end my guide today, don’t miss out on this incredibly in-demand live wedding band.

Paper Boats highlights

Some of Paper Boats best highlights. See more on their profile page.

  • Fun, experienced folky festival band
  • Professional, adaptable musicians
  • Loads of fantastic lineup and booking options
  • Great pricing UK-wide


Newlywed review

You can see all of our happy client reviews right here but why not see a lovely review for Latin Corner below? They have more reviews on their profile page too.

“Paper Boats were incredibly professional in the way they conducted themselves, forthcoming with suggesting best possible set lists to got people involved on the dance floor from their extensive repertoire. They were happy including our “must-have” songs and sure enough there wasn’t a moment when the dance floor was empty. They were on time, very quick to set up after our prolonged speeches and it was a really great finishing touch to have the bride, groom and brother of the bride up on the stage all singing the closing song with the band.”

James White, Surrey 2022





There’s plenty more to choose from with Seventh Second

We don’t only have our specialist wedding ceremony musicians above, we also have loads of fantastic live wedding bands and wedding reception and ceremony musicians who perform week in week out at weddings. Many of our wedding bands can strip down to soloists, duos, or trios offering not only their fantastic evening’s entertainment but something more fitting for your wedding ceremony, wedding reception, drinks reception, or wedding breakfast. Because we are in the bands we promote, we can design our wedding bands around you and your wedding, offering a totally bespoke service. Plus, if you book one act for your wedding ceremony and evening party you will always receive a great discount. Win-win! The Usual Suspects are one of our most popular acts and are experts at performing during all the different moments of a wedding day. Check them out below…

The Usual Suspects

Each member of the Usual Suspects is an expert musician with extensive wedding experience so you will love their musical and emotive wedding ceremony or reception performance. You can then kick off those shoes and dance the night away with their high-energy evening live shows which you can get a flavor for above!


Everything you need to know about our wedding reception and ceremony bands


Below I’ve answered some of the key questions we get regularly asked about ceremony and reception acts like Rae (above) but if you want to know more or have any other questions, check out our other helpful guides where we cover all these questions in much more detail, head over to our FAQ or T&Cs pages, or get in touch. We are always here and happy to help with expert advice.


Can you watch a wedding ceremony act before hiring them?

All of our wedding acts are exclusively private event acts so it’s not usually possible to see them live outside of private events. However, some acts do run public showcases and can in some cases invite guests to private shows so you can “try before you buy”. Each act also has extensive and up-to-date promotional material on their unique profile page so you have a great idea of how they would perform at your wedding.


How far in advance should I book a wedding ceremony act? 

We would always advise you to book your chosen artist at least 12 months before your wedding although between 6-12 months is usually ok. Bear in mind that peak dates (generally Saturdays from May until September) can be booked up years in advance, especially with in-demand acts so if your favorite wedding reception act is free, we suggest booking as soon as you can.


How much do wedding ceremony acts cost?

Live wedding act and band prices vary depending on the size and style of the act and the time of year you are looking at hiring them. Read our guide on the real cost of wedding bands for much more but solo artists typically cost between £300-£600, duos between £500-£800, 3-piece bands between £750-£1200, 4-piece bands £850-£2000, 5-piece bands £1100-£2600, and 6-piece bands £1800-3000. Our live wedding bands and acts are generally £100-£200 cheaper to hire than anywhere else because we don’t charge commission on any booking.


Do you have to feed the wedding act?

Because your wedding act will be with you for around at least 8 hours it is generally accepted and usually contractually stipulated that you must provide them with some form of food and adequate soft drinks for the duration of their stay with you. The better you look after your act, the better they will perform!


What are the most popular types of wedding ceremony and reception acts?


People love all sorts of wedding acts but some of the most hired ceremony and reception acts are multi-genre acts (typically pop, soul and funk), like Cadence (above) soul and motown bands, and folk acts.


What time do wedding ceremony acts arrive?

Our wedding ceremony and reception acts can arrive at a wedding at any agreed-upon time but standard arrival times are between 12pm and 3pm to fit in with your wedding ceremony or reception.


What time will the band finish?

Again, our wedding acts can finish at any agreed-upon time depending on how long your ceremony is or if you want further music but typical finish times are 2pm – 4pm. Evening performances can push this to finish times of 11pm or 12am.


How much space does a live wedding act need to perform?

Our wedding acts are very adept at fitting into all the weird and wonderful shapes of some wedding venues but as a general rule, a 1×1 metre space is fine for a solo performer, 2×2 for a duo, and 3×3 metre space sufficient for most 3 and 4-piece wedding bands. You generally need to add an extra metre to the space required as you add extra band members but you can reference our full spacing guide here for more.


Can wedding acts perform outside?

Our live wedding acts can perform outside and have done so at many outdoor wedding ceremonies, receptions, and during other parts of wedding days. Our guide on wedding bands performing outdoors is a must-read if you want some excellent outdoor live music at your wedding.


Can your wedding acts perform during dinner or the drinks reception?


Our wedding reception and ceremony acts like Encore (above) can perform during your wedding breakfast/dinner and drinks receptions and have done so at many weddings before. They have the capacity and experience to perform during any part of your wedding day.


Do the wedding acts need a stage?

Our wedding acts don’t specifically need stages to perform unless they are performing outside or in a marquee where they do need a solid and waterproof floor as a minimum. However, a stage always adds something extra to any live performance and is recommended!


How long does it take for an act to set up, sound check, and pack down?

Our live wedding acts generally need 60 to 90 minutes to set up, sound check and be ready to perform for you. This process can take longer if they are delayed by your venue or if the load-in is far away from where they need to perform. If needed and if free of delays, our acts can set up and sound check in 30 to 40 minutes. Pack down generally takes between 40 to 60 minutes but please be aware that much larger acts with stages and lighting rigs can sometimes take much longer to set up, sound check and pack down.


Can your wedding acts set up and sound check while my guests are in the same room?

Our acts can silently and discreetly set up and sound check while in the same room as your guests if needed. If your wedding venue only has one room for you, your guests, and your live wedding act, this option can be essential and our wedding acts are very experienced in this process.


What will the ceremony act provide at our wedding?

All our live ceremony and reception acts provide everything you could need for a fantastic night’s entertainment. This includes, (free of charge) at any wedding:

  • Top-of-the-range PA system
  • Top-of-the-range stage lighting
  • Top-of-the-range musical and backline equipment
  • DJ/background music and equipment
  • Suitable stage outfits
  • Transport
  • PLI and PAT certificates
  • A friendly and professional attitude!


Do I need to provide anything for the act?

Our wedding acts don’t need too much from you for them to be able to perform to their max for you. What they do need includes:

  • A safe space to park their vehicles
  • Ample performance space with enough power supply
  • If performing outdoors, a waterproof, flat, solid stage area with protection from the elements
  • Some food and drink for the duration of their time with you
  • A safe spot to get ready for performing and to relax between sets
  • Access to toilets


Can we use the acts PA for speeches?

Our wedding acts are always happy for you to use their PA for speeches and many have wireless microphones available so you can enjoy your speeches wherever you wish!


Can we perform with the reception artist?

Most of our acts do offer a bandeoke/rockaoke booking option where you, your friends, and your family can join them on stage and become a true rock or pop star! Our live acts are also happy for you, a friend, or a family member to join them for a one-off special performance too.


What types of music do wedding acts perform?

Our London wedding bands perform all sorts of music from rock, pop, blues, indie, folk, motown, soul, funk, hip-hop, RnB, metal, DnB, punk, and many others. Some acts specialise in certain styles like pop, soul, motown, and ratpack but many of our live wedding bands and acts perform all styles to cater for weddings with all age groups and music tastes. The choice is yours!


Can I choose which songs my wedding ceremony act plays?

You can always have full input in what any of our acts perform and working alongside them, you can create a live setlist that is perfect for you and works for them so you have the perfect wedding soundtrack.


Can live wedding acts perform my first dance?


All of our wedding reception and ceremony acts are more than happy to perform first dances and are happy to learn songs just for the occasion. We have a popular guide on choosing a first dance here.


How long do live wedding acts usually perform for?

Live wedding acts typically perform 1×30, 1×60, 2×60, or 3×40-minute sets but each act can design set times and lengths to suit your schedule and wedding. You can also add extra live sets, and extend or shorten live sets so you have the exact amount of live music you wish.


What happens between the acts live sets?

Our live wedding acts will always supply DJ/background music when not performing so your wedding party never has to stop! They can DJ or play any and all styles of music to blend in perfectly with any part of your day.


Can I choose the music the act performs between live sets?

You can have full control over the music between live sets with our wedding acts performing playlists you approve of, playlists you provide, or playlists you create with them. Our acts can also take requests from you and your guests and make announcements. The choice is always yours but you can always leave the music in their expert hands and enjoy your wedding party.


How loud are ceremony and reception wedding acts?


From our fully acoustic wedding acts to full-blown 12-piece showbands the volume range can vary from 80db to 130db. The typical volume for a standard wedding band is 110db and is equivalent to a large truck passing by or a baby crying. Our live wedding acts are made up of professional musicians who only perform at volume levels that are fun for you and your guests and that are acceptable to your venue.


Can your wedding acts perform with sound limiters?

All our wedding acts have extensive experience with sound limiters of all shapes and sizes and know how to get the most out of them despite their restrictions. If you know your venue has a sound limiter, it’s always best to ask them for details so your act can prepare and deliver the best live performance for you. Any wedding venue that has a sound limiter below 70db is not live music friendly and should be avoided if you plan to have live music. You learn more in our special guide on wedding sound limiters here.


Do your ceremony and reception acts have PLI and PAT certificates?

All our live acts have up-to-date PLI and PAT certificates so they can perform safely and securely in any venue in the UK.


Do your live acts offer covid cover?

All our live wedding acts offer comprehensive covid cover with any booking. You can find more details here.


Do you offer any support or security when we book a live wedding act?

We offer an industry-leading booking contract and comprehensive covid cover with every booking which protects you and the act from any eventuality. We also have a 24-hour emergency phone line available with any booking and are available 10am-10pm via phone, email, live chat, social channels, and text 7 days a week to help in any way, obligation free. We are dedicated live music experts and professional musicians and are here for you and your special day.


Will I get the band members I see in the videos?


Not always. In the rare case of a band member falling ill or having a family (or other) emergency, our live wedding acts like Pop Nights (above) have a select group of expert musicians they trust and perform with regularly who can step in and cover for band members who can’t make a show. These are full-time, professional musicians and are like-for-like replacements. This means your wedding act doesn’t have to cancel their booking with you and can still deliver a fantastic night’s entertainment.


What will the band wear?

Our live wedding acts typically wear suits or smart shirts for a more smart/casual look but each act has various outfits they can wear to blend in with your wedding theme and many have bespoke coordinated outfits or can tailor looks to compliment your wedding perfectly. Each act’s videos showcase some of the popular outfits they can wear.


We’re here to help you design your perfect wedding reception or ceremony


That’s it for today’s guide and my 20 best wedding ceremony musicians for hire in 2023 and 2024. Hopefully, you found the perfect musicians to add something truly special and magical to your wedding day, and if you did, why not contact us or enquire in the top right-hand corner? Our wedding experts are here, ready to help design the perfect wedding entertainment for you. 7 days a week, 10 am to 10 pm via the usual socials, phone, email, text, and instant live chat we’re here to help. However you choose to celebrate the most special, poignant, and memorable of moments, everyone here at Seventh Second hopes it’s everything you’ve dreamed about!

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