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Wedding Ceremony Musicians for hire in Cheltenham

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Hire Jukebox James Singing guitarist with Encore
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Singing guitaristSwindon

Solo electric & acoustic pop covers with live vocals & guitar along with custom made backing tracks

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Hire Erica Sinclair Harpist with Encore
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£300 - £400
HarpistDroitwich

Worcestershire-based harpist with over fifteen years' experience playing for weddings and events

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Hire Jeremy Johnson Singing guitarist with Encore
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£200 - £400
Singing guitaristCheltenham

Top UK party, wedding and event musician available nationwide. Extensive experience with a friendly, high-end, professional set-up.

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Hire Paul Boness Bagpiper with Encore
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BagpiperStratford-upon-Avon

Paul is a piper with over 50 years' experience. He will travel anywhere, and speaks fluent French and German.

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Hire Sean Jeffery Singing guitarist with Encore
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£175 - £250
Singing guitaristWorcester

Sean is a singer/guitarist with a broad repertoire of popular covers - he can play any event for you: birthdays, weddings, pub gigs.

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Hire Spence Cater Singing guitarist with Encore
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£180 - £450
Singing guitaristStroud

Experienced & Engaging Performer. Plays Cool Tunes from the 50's - Modern Hits.

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Hire Ruth Cartledge Harpist Harpist with Encore
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HarpistRoss-on-Wye

Experienced wedding and event harpist with a wide ranging repertoire of music, covering Herefordshire, Monmouthshire and Gloucestershire.

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Hire Madeline Kirby Harpist Harpist with Encore
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HarpistEvesham

Over a decade of experience adding the magic of the harp to weddings and special events. Madeline plays all genres and accepts song requests

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Hire Mariah De Vries Singing guitarist with Encore
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£200 - £400
Singing guitaristEvesham

Sought after singer-songwriter and event musician available nationwide. Extensive experience with a friendly, professional set-up.

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Hire The Capriccio Quartet String quartet with Encore
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String quartetMalvern

Versatile string quartet for every occasion. We have played 1000s of events weddings, parties and corporate functions.

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Hire TheDruid Singing guitarist with Encore
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Singing guitaristLydney

Brand new folk/anti-folk musician looking to make it big! As well as folk/anti-folk he can also do blues, country and rock.

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Hire Oscar Organist with Encore
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OrganistCheltenham

Professional & diverse musician and composer. Lover of classical and choral music. Available for organ as well as standard piano bookings.

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Hire Piano Hedgehog Organist with Encore
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£350 - £600
OrganistPershore

Encore's most booked & highest rated pianist, 2023. Flawless, professional musicianship. Piano Hedgehog's reviews/videos tell the story!

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Hire Matt Penn Organist with Encore
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£160 - £320
OrganistStratford-upon-Avon

Whether it’s Sinatra on piano, Bach preludes and fugues on the organ, Disney film hits or an improvised jazz background, Matt does it.

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Hire Irving Music Singing guitarist with Encore
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£150 - £350
Singing guitaristStroud

Fun and talented multi-instrumentalist and vocalist! Anything from musical theatre to opera to singer songwriter and acoustic gigs.

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Hire James Quinn Organist with Encore
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£160 - £300
OrganistGloucester

James Quinn is a Gloucester based musician who works as a pianist, teacher and composer, as well as an arranger, organist and conductor.

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Hire Alex Bayross Singing guitarist with Encore
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£250 - £400
Singing guitaristGloucester

One man band using vocals, guitar, piano & percussion through a looper, guaranteed to get them singing, dancing, drinking & and laughing!

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Hire String Trio Delights String quartet with Encore
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£480 - £750
String quartetStratford-upon-Avon

Trio delights have oodles of professional experience, fun, dynamic flexible in most genres. The trio bring delightful music to your ears.

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Latest reviews of our Wedding Ceremony Musicians in Cheltenham

Erica Sinclair
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"Unreal performance from start to finish only regret is missing saying goodbye and saying thankyou properly. Would recommend everyone to use Erica she is unbelievable and me and my wife thankyou so so much "

Daniel hired Erica Sinclair for a Wedding (available in Cheltenham)

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Paul Boness
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"Superb playing with comprehensive and versatile repertoire . "

Jacky hired Paul Boness for a Private event (available in Cheltenham)

Verified Review, 6 June 2024
Jeremy Johnson
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"6/5 stars! Jeremy was absolutely fantastic! He played at my 30th birthday reception and created such a wonderful ambience. I cannot recommend him enough! Great voice, top quality equipment, and amazing choice of songs. And he managed to get everyone dancing too! Thanks again Jeremy! "

Olesia hired Jeremy Johnson for a Private event (available in Cheltenham)

Verified Review, 1 June 2024

FAQs about hiring Wedding Ceremony Musicians in Cheltenham

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Do you play music during wedding ceremony?

While music isn't strictly mandatory for a wedding ceremony, it's become a deeply ingrained tradition. Its absence might feel oddly quiet and leave some key emotional moments unaccompanied. Live music in ceremonies is used mainly to guide the flow of the wedding. For example, processional music announces the bride’s arrival, recessional music celebrates the union, and interludes provide smooth transitions between readings or vows.

When do you need music in a wedding ceremony?

While the specific timing can vary depending on the length of your ceremony, however as a rule of thumb: Prelude: Around 15-20 minutes before the ceremony starts, soft, calming music begins playing as guests arrive and take their seats. Processional: Music starts right as the first member of the wedding party enters, and continues as the bride walks down the aisle. This typically lasts 2-4 minutes depending on the length of the aisle and song chosen. Readings/Interludes: Short instrumental pieces or calm ambient music can be played between readings or announcements (usually 1-2 minutes each). Vows: Some couples choose to have music playing softly in the background while exchanging vows, while others prefer silence for this intimate moment. Unity Ceremony/Ring Exchange: If you're having a special ceremony like lighting a unity candle or exchanging rings, you might choose a short, meaningful piece of music to accompany this moment (around 1 minute). Recessional: As the newly married couple exits the ceremony, the music shifts to a more upbeat and celebratory tone. The recessional music typically lasts 1-2 minutes, depending on the chosen song. Of course, whichever music you choose is at your discretion as a couple but if you’d like more advice tailored to your vision, please get in touch with one of our experts today.

What is recessional music for wedding ceremony?

The recessional music is the songs that play as you take your first steps as a newly married couple. It marks the joyful end to your ceremony and sets the tone for the drinks reception. Take a look at your blog for inspiration and guides on how to choose the right recessional song for your big day.

How much do wedding ceremony musicians cost?

The average cost of a wedding ceremony musician depends entirely on the type of musician you choose, as well as, other factors such as time of year (peak wedding season being the most expensive), experience of the musician and location of your wedding venue (local musicians almost always the least expensive due to lower travel costs). However, below is a rough guide of prices of some popular musicians for wedding ceremonies: String quartet - £840 Acoustic duos - £650 Organist - £400 Harpist - £350 Singing guitarist - £300 Violinist - £300

Should I have music at wedding ceremony?

Whether you’d like wedding ceremony music is up to you, however, nothing beats the atmosphere live music can create, and your ceremony does set the tone for the rest of your wedding. Live music is great for adding a layer of emotion and intensity to key moments such as the bride walking down the aisle, that pre-recorded music can’t. Another key thing to remember is that with live music, it reduces the chances of technical difficulties as live musicians are seasoned professionals who know how to manage sound levels effectively and maximise the acoustics of a venue. You don’t want to risk pitchy sounds or uneven noise levels during the most important moments of your life.

What music to play before wedding ceremony?

Usually, couples choose to play music before the ceremony as the guests are arriving to create an ambience and set the tone for the rest of the day. Ultimately the choice is up to you, but ideally, you want background music that creates a nice atmosphere but doesn’t overpower conversations as your guests mingle.

How to play music at outdoor wedding ceremony?

There are a lot of great live music options for an outdoor wedding ceremony. String instruments such as violins, cello, and viola are great for outdoor weddings as they have a sharp, directional sound that can cut through background noise in open spaces. Likewise, jazz bands suit outdoor ceremonies as they often feature horns and woodwinds which also project well outdoors. Other ​​outdoor wedding ceremony musicians you may want to consider are harpists, singing guitarists, acoustic duos, and steel drum bands. If you’d like a more interactive experience, consider a roaming band who wander around the venue or dancefloor and perform amongst your guests. Due to their nature of performance, roaming bands are ideal for outdoor wedding ceremonies because they don't need amplification and their sound fills any outdoor space no matter how large.

Hiring a Wedding Ceremony Musician in Cheltenham

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Pop, Classical, Jazz
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June, July, August

How much does it cost to hire a Wedding Ceremony Musician in Cheltenham?

The typical price for a Wedding Ceremony Musician is:
£Budget£260
££Pro£380
£££High-end£500+

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