Now, we’d never want to add more pressure to your wedding day prep but we can’t stress enough how important your entertainment is for creating a vibe. In order to alleviate said pressure, we thought we’d pop together a list of 15 of our fave wedding day entertainers. Always aiming to please, we’ve already covered our Top 20 Caterers and Food Trucks, Top 20 Stationery Designers and Top 20 Country Wedding Venues but today it is all about the tunes.
Every wedding day is different, and with that in mind, we’ve been sure to cover all bases by including DJs, acoustic duos, sax players and every entertainer in between. We’ve also been sure to spread the love all over Oz, with options in each and every state.
Without further ado, we recommend grabbing your diary to pencil in a couple of showcase dates (any chance for a beer and some live music, amirite?) and scrolling on down…
Delivering top-notch tunes is all in a days work for boutique wedding entertainment biz Oberon Lane. Serving up options galore, these guys have a swathe of talented artists in their collective, all of which you can check out and sample here. You’ll find soloists, duos, party bands, strings and DJs, with the option to combine and craft your own package and secure a sweet deal. They’ll even create an original song for you if you so desire.
Location: NSW, ACT, TAS
One More Song
Channelling some live mixing for your dance floor? Ooft, these guys are good. Working with your brief, One More Song brings tasteful classics and party faves. But not to worry, they won’t be playing Nutbush! They’ll even source a sax player or percussionist for that extra boost of energy. Specialising purely in wedding DJing, these guys are masters at reading the crowd so Aunt Agnes will be bopping along all night. Catch a sample of their mixes here and booking deets here.
Maple Creek Music
Cass & Blake started Maple Creek Music from their love of the atmosphere of weddings. Pretty special, eh? It’s safe to say that is one thing you don’t need to be concerned about should you book these music makers. They offer their service as a duo as well as other handpicked duos, a nine-piece band, DJ and MC. Pop on over here to catch them in action. You can even catch them live beforehand, dates of which you can find here.
Event Entertainers know the value of a wedding day soundtrack so have scoured Oz for some of the best wedding day entertainers to add to their fam. You’ll find guitarists & vocalists, acoustic duos, DJ’s, string musicians and party bands, serving up quality options in spades. You can search by city here, with musicians based in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. They’ll have Brisbane, Perth and New Zealand artists coming soon, so watch this space! Find more details here.
Location: VIC, NSW, SA
The White Tree
As far as wedding entertainment experience goes, these guys have got an abundance. Offering regular showcases, The White Tree make it super easy for you to handpick your team. Known for their epic dance floors, any selection or combo will be a win. With musicians scattered across Australia and New Zealand, you can rest assured these legends will find a way to the party. Check out their song list and showcase dates here.
Location: Australia & New Zealand wide
Heartbreak Hotel DJ
Your guests will be unable to control their feet if you choose Heartbreak Hotel DJ to cook up rad sets on your wedding day. Not only are their booths aesthetically pleasing, but DJ Reggie knows his stuff, having travelled the world for over ten years, serving up groovy beats. Should you fancy, there is also the option to add a sax player, smoke machine or bubble machine, cos it’s all about the experience, people.
The Whiskey Dogs
For those fond of 50’s Rock N Roll, we’ve found your soulmates (besides the one you’re marrying, of course). What do you get with these guys? A double bass, baritone sax and electric guitarist/vocalist. Sign. Us. Up. Head on over here to check out their heavenly setlist.
Lovers of dreamy folk music will be smitten with this duo, a couple themselves! Spinning Angus and Julia Stone vibes, they have a range of package options available from acoustic ceremony and canapes through to d-floor tunes. You can catch a little sneak peek here. Always keen to go above and beyond, Kahuna duo have you sorted for high-quality sound equipment and will even go so far as to record your special song should you be keen! Head over here for extra deets.
There may only be one of him, but boy, oh boy, does Dylan Smith deliver. Serving acoustic tunes, he is perfect for couples wanting a low-key celebration but still keen to take part in the joys of live music. You can catch a bunch of his covers here. After discovering him at their local whilst out to grab drinks, one of our beaut couples, Brooke & Cameron, decided he was a must-have for their big day. Check it out here.
Baker Boys Band
If your go-to motto is the more the merrier, this is the band for you. Completely customisable, Baker Boys Band offer a 3-14 piece band that lives for delivering fun d-floors on the reg. They are currently offering a small events special, details of which you can find here, but we can’t recommend their huge party band highly enough! Head on over here for more details and here to take a virtual listen.
Location: NSW, VIC
With a repertoire of pub rock, acoustic and pop classics, Andrzej has you covered for a cruisey afternoon shindig and all the way through to your favourite dance floor tracks. He also has a bunch of his own tunes so be sure to request a couple of those, too! Pop on over here to stay up to date with his current gigs and get in on a bit of the action.
A wedding band full of best mates? Good times guaranteed. Wendybird Music consists of a bunch of passionate musos that’ll play their hearts out, covering jazz and soul to 90s bangers. They’ve got duo, trio and big band options and you can take a listen here.
The Vintage Stylus
Record lovers rejoice, The Vintage Stylus is an essential feature of your big day. Spinning the best in retro and current classics, their years of experience will have your d-floor packed, not with cliches but full-blown bangers. Expect an ultra personalised playlist alongside the grooviest of vintage hi-fi styling pieces. Head on over here for more details.
Tillee Music handpick their artists with great care and precision and the results are heavenly. Truly, we could sit here and listen to any of their duos for days at a time. Taking a super personal approach, Tille’s artists will learn your aisle, signing and recessional songs and even record them for you as a keepsake. Head on over here to sample some sounds and here to check dates for their live showcase events. They’ve got a bunch of packages on offer including a DJ reception package should you fancy partying into the night.
Location: NSW, VIC
Melbourne Entertainment Company
Where do we even begin with these guys?! Melbourne Entertainment Company take their name super seriously, providing the goods in every form you could hope for. We’re talking DJ’s, duos and party bands through to Mariachi bands, magicians, live art and a cappella. Honestly, a one-stop-shop. With a dedicated entertainment manager, these guys will talk you through your options and craft a bespoke package to work alongside your wedding day vibes. Sweet, eh? Head on over here for more.
CREDITS Photos (from top) Kieran Moore Photography, Shakespeare Imagery, Brown Paper Parcel, Asia Upward Photography, Wolf & Elf, The White Tree, Elsa Campbell, Keeper Creative, Woodlands Creative, Lilac In Hand, Baker Boys Band, Fennel & Fern Photography, Be Here Be Now, Red Berry Photography, Emma Wand Photography, Dan Soderstrom.