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Hire Emma  Singing guitarist with Encore
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£375 - £500
Singing guitaristGuildford

Emma’s music is often heard on BBC Radio 2, over 10 million streams on Spotify & support slots include Take That, Wet Wet Wet & The Feeling!

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Hire Jade Thornton Singing guitarist with Encore
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£260 - £400
Singing guitaristAmersham

I’ve been street performing and playing numerous gigs over the past 6 years, including shows in Norway. Perfect for all sorts of events!

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Hire Bowfiddle Strings String quartet with Encore
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£480 - £825
String quartetKings Langley

Bowfiddle is a string ensemble which specializes in classical and light music entertainment. Duo, Trio or the classic string Quartet.

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Hire Augusto Molina Singing guitarist with Encore
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£200 - £350
Singing guitaristReading

I'm a Reading based musician. I play a varied repertoire of pop, soul, folk and jazz.

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Hire Mark Crofts Singing guitarist with Encore
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£350 - £550
Singing guitaristAbingdon

Excellent Singer/guitarist guaranteed to wow your guests at any event. Played at O2 in London and Hard Rock Cafe across the UK

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Hire Ant Barnes Singing guitarist with Encore
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£200 - £450
Singing guitaristHigh Wycombe

Acoustic Artist & Cover Musician - The perfect acoustic artist for weddings, private parties and corporate events.

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Hire Sonore String Quartet String quartet with Encore
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£400 - £1000
String quartetMaidenhead

South England Wedding Musician of the year 23/24.Dynamic & versatile quartet, trio or duo to make your event sparkle with a huge repertoire

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Hire Jack Daynes Singing guitarist with Encore
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£225 - £450
Singing guitaristSandhurst

Jack is a talented multi instrumentalist based in Berkshire, UK and has experience on cruise ships, tribute bands and weddings/functions.

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Hire Alex Tyler Singing guitarist with Encore
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£180 - £380
Singing guitaristTadley

The ultimate ROCK/COUNTRY/POP singing guitarist. 300+ song repertoire guaranteed to wow your audience!

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Hire Rachel Horton-Kitchlew Harpist with Encore
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£375 - £750
HarpistThame

I've played over 100 weddings, each made romantic and memorable by the harp. I'll make the perfect arrangements for your special day.

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Hire KLAARA Singing guitarist with Encore
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£200 - £437.50
Singing guitaristAbingdon

Country, pop, rock - singer/guitarist for your event!

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Hire Martin Paul Cuthew Singing guitarist with Encore
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£200 - £450
Singing guitaristWeybridge

Versatile and experienced singer/ guitarist performing a large variety of rock, pop and classic covers to suit any occasion.

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Hire Alistair Mackay Bagpiper with Encore
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BagpiperNortholt

Highland piper with 30 years of professional piping experience playing as a military and civilian piper all over the world.

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Hire Tom Waddington Singing guitarist with Encore
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£200 - £550
Singing guitaristWantage

Oxfordshire's finest acoustic covers artist. I've played every kind of gig there is to play and I always have something for everyone.

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Hire Paolo Coruzzi Singing guitarist with Encore
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£250 - £350
Singing guitaristLondon

Paolo is an international artist as well as a great guitarist and performer. Listening to his music is like to fly in a Mediterranean dream!

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Hire Aoife Miralles Harpist with Encore
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£370 - £500
HarpistOxford

Oxfordshire-based harpist. Available for solo and orchestral work, weddings, events, and private tuition.

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Hire Maddy Hurlstone Harpist with Encore
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£200 - £600
HarpistAlton

A beautiful and elegant addition to any event, guaranteed to bring your event's vision to life.

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Hire Naiko Singing guitarist with Encore
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£180 - £550
Singing guitaristWembley

Hottest Solo Artist on the London Scene. Naiko has played 500+ events around the world and is guaranteed to create the perfect vibe!

Latest reviews of our Wedding Ceremony Musicians in Reading

Zara Siddiqi
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"Zara was an excellent addition to our gala event. She was professional throughout and went the extra mile to fulfill what the venue required from her. We would not hesitate to use her again."

Paul hired Zara Siddiqi for a Corporate event (available in Reading)

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Emma
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"Emma was the perfect addition to our wedding. She fitted into our surrounding and fitted into our day. The communication between us was flawless and her song options were prlerfect for us. Such a beautiful voice, every one of my guests commented."

Lisa hired Emma for a Wedding (available in Reading)

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Jack Daynes
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"Jack was amazing! We had so many positive comments about home "

Rebecca hired Jack Daynes for a Wedding (available in Reading)

Verified Review, 29 May 2024

FAQs about hiring Wedding Ceremony Musicians in Reading

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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 Reading

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

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

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