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Hire Estilo String Quartet String quartet with Encore
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£700 - £950
String quartetLondon

Estilo is London's premier quartet for weddings and events in the UK and abroad. Classical to pop hits from Bastille, Katy Perry & Beyoncé!

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Hire Alberto Brigandì Organist with Encore
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From£180
OrganistLondon

Alberto is the Organist and Director of Music of St Joseph's Highgate church, London. He's also an arranger, keyboardist and pianist.

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Hire Hristina Harpist with Encore
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£350 - £562.50
HarpistLondon

London Harpist: Elevate your event with enchanting melodies! Experience a symphony of elegance and a wide repertoire in every magical note!

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Hire Lucy May Walker Singing guitarist with Encore
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£250 - £500
Singing guitaristLondon

Award winning Singer/Songwriter - book for weddings, birthday parties & everything in between. Stunning vocals & a professional attitude

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Hire Torquil Le Roy-Lewis Bagpiper with Encore
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£180 - £300
BagpiperLondon

Young bagpiper with extensive performance experience. High standard of proficiency with a willingness to accomodate any request.

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Hire Anna Scott Singing guitarist with Encore
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£180 - £300
Singing guitaristLondon

From jazz standards to folk, soul, blues, country, rock and pop hits, Anna uses her very personal style to revisit the most iconic covers.

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Hire Ned Ashcroft Singing guitarist with Encore
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£200 - £281.25
Singing guitaristLondon

Much-loved singer and guitarist with over 200 covers to choose from. I can play all night, take requests and get people on their feet.

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Hire Music Students For Hire String quartet with Encore
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£500 - £945
String quartetLondon

Dedicated to delivering quality & affordable live music for events nationwide.

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Hire Vaults Quartet String quartet with Encore
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£775 - £1025
String quartetLondon

Formed in 2009, Vaults Quartet is a highly experienced and popular string quartet based in London & happy to travel nationwide.

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Hire Hollie Haines Singing guitarist with Encore
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£180 - £450
Singing guitaristLondon

Hollie Haines is a captivating singer and songwriter, playing her own music as well as folky takes on popular songs.

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Hire Azul Duo String quartet with Encore
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£875 - £1175
String quartetLondon

The UK's newest electric violin duo! Naomi & Athena have played with Ed Sheeran, at Wembley Arena & worldwide. Shows guaranteed to wow!

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Hire Quartetto D'Ermenegildo String quartet with Encore
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£750 - £950
String quartetLondon

For: Damiani Jewelry, Contini Art UK,Italian Embassy in London,Young Diplomats in London,Michail Baryšnikov,HRH Princess Tessy of Luxembourg

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Hire Allegra Mullaney Harpist with Encore
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From£250
HarpistLondon

East London based with over 20 years experience performing all over the world. From intimate to large scale events I’ve got you covered!

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Hire Anna Astesano Harpist with Encore
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£250 - £575
HarpistLondon

Dynamic and enthusiast harpist based in London, recognised as a great talent of her generation, available for weddings and events.

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Hire Caroline Nilsson-Breman Harpist with Encore
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£312.50 - £500
HarpistLondon

Harpist graduate from Guildhall School of Music & Drama with a wide and open genre collection and experience of performing since 2003

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Hire Alicia Daydreams Singing guitarist with Encore
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£250 - £625
Singing guitaristLondon

Timeless Melodies, Enduring Elegance, Melodies harmonize your Soul, Sounds That Make You Move and High…

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Hire Joey Bradick Singing guitarist with Encore
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£250 - £350
Singing guitaristLondon

100+ 5* reviews! Full time musician, specialising in Acoustic Guitar & Singing . Upbeat covers or background music -nothing is too much!

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Hire Phil Short Singing guitarist with Encore
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£275 - £400
Singing guitaristCoulsdon

Phil is a fantastic singer/guitarist from London, performing a wonderful, eclectic mix of stripped-back acoustic rock & pop songs.

Latest reviews of our Wedding Ceremony Musicians in Hackney

Torquil Le Roy-Lewis
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"Torquil played at our wedding on the 11th May 2024. He was fantastic and arrived early to set up. He welcomed our guests as they arrived and they loved it so much. He played Last of the Mohicans when I walked down the aisle. Thank you Torquil for providing a 10/10 service. Serena & Calum "

Serena hired Torquil Le Roy-Lewis for a Wedding (available in Hackney)

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Hristina
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"Hristina was great! Do not hesitate with hiring her for your event. She was extremely Punctual and professional "

Chelsea hired Hristina for a Wedding (available in Hackney)

Verified Review, 23 March 2024
Torquil Le Roy-Lewis
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"Torquil helped us host a wonderful first Burns Night at our pub in Finchley. Brilliant bagpiping & address to the haggis - couldn't ask for more. "

Viv hired Torquil Le Roy-Lewis for a Burns night (available in Hackney)

Verified Review, 25 January 2024

FAQs about hiring Wedding Ceremony Musicians in Hackney

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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 Hackney

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

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

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