Commonly asked questions
Info: Yes. I will sing wherever you wish! Religious, interfaith, non denominational, non religious and civil ceremonies.
Info: I can play any music using my high quality discreetly placed speakers. Your choice of traditional, popular or modern music can be played at any stage. This can be for the pre-ceremony, bridal party entrance, bride’s entrance, signing of the register and recessional. I can add that extra touch that will leave your ceremony a long-lasting memory for you and your guests. I provide high quality audio to add the special ambience to the proceedings. Don’t take the risk with low-quality venue speakers!
Info: If you book my “Diamond Package”, I can sing any requested songs (up to a maximum of 3 new to learn that aren’t on my repertoire list). Here’s a few ceremony song requests I have sung in the past:
All of Me – John Legend, The Way You Look Tonight, Edelweiss, Ain’t That a Kick in the Head, Ave Maria. All I Ask of You, Best of me,You’ll Never Walk Alone, Can you feel the love tonight. Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, Come What May,Unforgettable, What a Wonderful World. Three Times a Lady, Hold On….and many more,
Please checkout the full song listings on the Repertoire page for many more samples and to spark your imagination.
Info: Yes. This is classed as a bespoke package. You can hire me for any part of your wedding celebration and have up to 3 songs performed.
Info: Ceremonies have pretty standard formats. 1) Processional – walking down the aisle 2) Signing the register 3) Recessional – exiting . I just need the songs you wish for me to play at the 3 stages of the ceremony. Rest assured that no planning or rehearsing is necessary with me beforehand. I will liaise with the registrars on the day. They will cue me when to start the music and fade out.
Info: Of course and I won’t be offended if you don’t won’t me to sing. Many ceremonies I do have non-vocal music played.
Info: After you have chosen, please ask me first of all as I probably have a copy. If not, I can always download it. But you can always send me the mp3s by email or a CD by post in advance. I prefer to have mp3 playlists that are organized and backed up on other devices. This makes absolute sure everything goes without a hitch on the day.
Info: You can make changes to your music (non-sung) choices anytime up to the day before the event. For songs that aren’t on my repertoire I ask for at least one month’s notice to prepare. Unfortunately I can’t learn new songs not on my repertoire with less than 4 weeks to go. But if you booked me with less than 4 weeks to go it may still be possible. The use of a song-sheet may be required.
Your Afternoon &/Or Evening Singer
Info: If you hire me for the Daytime Silver, Evening Silver or Gold Packages, you have 90 minutes singing performance. This is performed as 2 x 45 minute sets, or 3 x 30 minute sets . These is spread out over the entire afternoon or evening , or performed in one block. If you would like me sing more, please upgrade to 2 hours and add another singing set.
Info: If you wish, you can select the exact songs from “My Repertoire” that you would like me to sing. Maybe you have some favourites you would simply like me to include in my sets. If you have no preference you can leave it in my hands. Rest assured I will deliver a choice of songs that have proven to be big hits with my audiences.
Info: I generally sing my Swing sets with a few Buble swing numbers and light ballads thrown in. Ideal light background music for the afternoon reception.
Info: The evening can be divided into 2 parts. When the guests are arriving, I can sing light Buble and Pop Ballad sets. My final upbeat evening set gets the guests up on the dance floor before the Djing commences. This can also take place before or after the first dance and during the disco. I’m totally flexible.
Info: If your chosen “First Dance” song isn’t on the repertoire list, don’t worry. A request can be made for me to learn and perform it live. But please inform me at least four weeks prior to the event. I need to have the backing track available and ample time to prepare it. Whatever your requirements, I’m listening…
Info: I will of course make introductions. This can be for the cake cutting, first dance and other events you need me to compere.
Info: I have a choice of top quality smooth, easy-listening, classical and jazz. This will fill the room with an ambience. This will keep the atmosphere alive between my singing sets.
Info: I want your event to be a lasting memory. I’m prepared to be as flexible as possible to adapt to your needs. Maybe you require me to sing at your wedding ceremony, reception, or evening’s entertainment. That’s no problem as I can perform a variety of songs. These will keep you and your guests entertained and lively ambience maintained in the room.
I use my own discreet PA system and the best quality backing tracks to perform with. My top of the range wireless microphone comes in handy too. This allows me to walk freely singing amongst your guests and interact if so required. I try to be as flexible as possible in my approach as I allow you to be the director.
During my swing sets, it is often a great ice breaker to croon the tables. I love the opportunity to sing a romantic ballad to one of your guests. Of course, the bride and groom should have the spotlight on them as it is their big day. I’m fully aware of this so I avoid stealing the limelight and dominating the room. But still make sure everyone’s enjoyment is enhanced by my presence.
Final Upbeat Set
For my final upbeat set, I encourage everyone to get up and dance whilst I sing amongst them. It’s a totally different approach as it has to be energy-filled. Of course, this is your event and you can request I stay inconspicuous. I will sing from the corner of the room if need be. Depending on the event, this is absolutely fitting. Ample time is given to ensure all sound checks are performed before any guests arrive.
1) Background music is provided at the cocktail hour or dinner reception to create an ambience. A choice of top quality smooth, easy-listening, classical and jazz is available.
2) The wireless microphone and PA system are available for speeches.
3) A free sample CD of any tracks featured on the music player on the repertoire page. This can be sent to you so you can listen to them at your own convenience.
Info: Yes. First you need to chose a package, know that I’m available and receive a quote. Then you can BOOK ME online. A deposit of £100 that guarantees my commitment, attendance and professional services on the date of your event.
I can easily offer a full DJ setup as an affordable extra option. This saves you time and money booking a separate one. This is because I’m already present at your event with half my equipment set-up for the singing.
Yes! It’s as complete as any disco you’d pay for! No compromise! I have often been complimented on the crystal clear sound quality. This is despite the speakers looking smaller than giant old school ones. With a DJs library of 100,000 tracks, I have something for everyone. I have music from the 60s 70s and 80s right through to the present day. The smart white DJ booth and the disco lights can complement your themed event. I will already have people on the dance floor following my singing. They will continue there partying till the early hours. Requests are encouraged !
No, I personally don’t have a strict cut-off time and will keep playing till 1 or 2am. But generally venues do have their own licences and cut-off times. I unfortunately have to abide by or I won’t be allowed to return. So it’s best you check with the venue prior to the event to avoid disappointment.
Of course! I have received playlists for the whole night before. More commonly people ask if I can play a short list of requested songs at some time during the night.
Of course! I pass my little pen and paper request pad to anyone who really wants their song playing.
Of course! If you have anything you simply loathe and simply don’t want it playing. I won’t ! Even if your guests request it, please ideally let me know in advance.
I always try to end on a high. This involves me getting everybody together in a circle surrounding the bride and groom. For example I could sing Take That’s “Greatest Day” or ” New York, New York”. This could be a final dance song you have requested. I thank the bride and groom for hiring me. Next I get everybody to give one final applause to congratulate them. Then wish them all well and have a safe journey home. I always make sure I acknowledge the end of a long, fantastic day. When you hire me to entertain you, you get entertained right to the end!