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Top Tips for Hiring a Wedding Singer

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Your wedding day deserves a soundtrack that reflects your love story and sets the mood for celebration. A talented wedding singer can elevate the atmosphere, keep the energy flowing, and create lasting memories for you and your guests. 

But with so many options available, finding the right singer can feel overwhelming so Encore Musicians, the UK’s largest musician bookings platform has put together this list of top tips when looking for wedding singers for hire. 


Top Tips for Hiring a Wedding Singer

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Know Your Style and Budget:

  •  Musical Preferences: Discuss your musical tastes with your partner. Do you want soulful classics, energetic dance music, or a mix of genres? 
  •  Budgeting: Be realistic about how much you can allocate to the singer. All of our singers will list a rough price guide on their profile or you can submit an enquiry and get quotes back in a matter of hours. 


Finding the Perfect Fit:

  • Previous Performances: All our singers have videos of their past performances on their profile. This allows you to get a sense of their stage presence and audience interaction. 
  • Ask the Right Questions: It’s really important that you and your chosen wedding singer are on the same page about the kind of performance you want. You can find FAQs on each of the singer’s profiles but when speaking with the singers make sure you talk about the song list you want, the amount of audience interaction, the dress code, and any song requests. 
  •  Detailed Enquiries: In your initial communication, clearly state your wedding details, desired performance duration, and any specific requests (e.g., song list, special equipment).


Additional Considerations:

  •  Song Requests: Discuss your favourite songs with the singer and inquire about their flexibility in accommodating special requests. 
  •  Technical Aspects: Ensure your venue has the necessary equipment (e.g., sound system). If the singer doesn’t provide it, factor in the rental cost.
  •  Professionalism: Look for a singer who is reliable, punctual, and maintains a professional demeanour throughout the process.


 Wedding Singers for Every Vibe

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Finding the perfect wedding singer is all about aligning their musical style with the atmosphere you want to create for your big day. Here’s a breakdown of range of styles and the vibes they typically suit:

1. Acoustic Wedding Singers:

  •  Vibe: Intimate, romantic, elegant, rustic, or boho-chic.
  •  Perfect for: Smaller weddings, background wedding ceremony music, walking down the aisle, or couples who prefer a relaxed and unplugged atmosphere.
  •  Style: Often soloists (or duos) with guitars, pianos, violins, or other acoustic instruments. They perform a blend of soft pop, folk, country, jazz, or even classical music. 

2. Pop & Rock Wedding Singers:

  •  Vibe: Energetic, fun, party-oriented, and crowd-pleasing.
  •  Perfect for: Lively receptions to get the party started.
  •  Style: Soloists, duos, or full bands covering popular hits and love songs from various genres like pop, rock, dance, and even current chart toppers. 


3. Soul & Motown Wedding Singers:

  •  Vibe: Sophisticated, stylish, and timeless with a touch of classic elegance.
  •  Perfect for: Couples who love soulful classics and want to create a classy and sophisticated atmosphere.
  •  Style: Often soloists or bands specialising in covers of iconic soul and Motown artists like Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, and Stevie Wonder.


4. Jazz & Swing Wedding Singers:

  •  Vibe: Romantic, nostalgic, and vintage-inspired.
  •  Perfect for: Elegant weddings with a touch of vintage charm or Gatsby-esque themes.
  •  Style: Soloists, duos, or small ensembles performing classic jazz standards, swing tunes, and even modern takes on these genres.


Encore’s Top Wedding Singers

Here are our hand-picked collection of the UK’s top wedding singers:

Lovely Hudson

Lovely is well-known for her energetic and captivating live performances, as well as her exceptional singing skills. She is from the Philippines but at 19, Lovely made an appearance on Thailand’s Got Talent, where she left the judges impressed with her rendition of Rihanna’s ‘California King Bed.’

After Thailan’s Got Talent, Lovely became the lead singer of her own band, which played in a prime tourist spot in Phuket for over four years.

Steven Forshaw

Ste is an accomplished vocalist and guitarist who performs an extensive range of popular hits from various genres and eras. Whether you’re looking for upbeat tunes to get the crowd dancing or a more laid-back vibe for a relaxed atmosphere, Ste has got you covered. 

With over a decade of professional experience in the music industry, Ste has fronted the successful wedding and function band, Hope Street Busking Band, and has also written and performed his own successful projects. 

Ste is also available to perform solo or as part of a duo – guitar/piano or guitar/percussion – or as part of a full band if you’d like to take it up a notch. 

David Barnes

After taking part in the popular TV show ‘The Voice UK’, David Barnes won the hearts of the nation. 

Having spent 25 years as a musician, he has become a principal vocalist in the famous stage show ’80’s Mania’ which is known for its tribute to the iconic 80’s era. Every weekend, David entertains thousands of fans by playing 80s hits in major theaters across the UK.

Georgia Thursting

Georgia is a talented singer who loves to perform a variety of music genres such as pop, RnB, rock, and country classics. Whether you want to sing along or dance, Georgia can provide a fun and exciting performance that will engage your guests. 

On the other hand, if you prefer a more relaxed atmosphere, she also has experience providing background music at restaurants, 5* hotels, and weddings.

Nick Pritchard

Nick Pritchard, an international Jazz and Swing Singer, is a highly sought-after artist due to his exceptional talent in blending Jazz, Swing, and Rock ‘n’ Roll. 

He has featured in several shows, including ‘A Jazzy Tale’ at Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh Festival, ‘The Sound of Bond’ at Dubai Opera House, and played the role of ‘James Bond’ in ‘London Never Dies’ theatrical production, where he performed alongside the London Cabaret Club at Soho Garden in Dubai. 

He is also available to perform with his band, the Nick Pritchard Jazz Band

Final thoughts 

Remember, this is not an exhaustive list, and there are many talented singers for weddings who can blend genres or adapt their style to your preferences. 

Check out our large and varied collection of wedding singers for hire and find your perfect match today. 



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