Weddings

I specialise in wedding packages as I offer the rare ability to provide music and sound for every part of the wedding day: if you’re looking for a DJ, a singing guitarist, a pianist, a live band and a sound guy then look no further! I have been a wedding singer / musician / DJ for over 15 years all over the UK for many many happy couples. Please read the reviews from previous clients.

Wedding venues that I have performed at over the years:

  • Newnham College, Cambridge

I have 8 fantastic packages to choose from and each includes:
  • A top quality PA system and mixing desk
  • Multi-effects lighting rig (if required)
  • Transport costs up to 60 miles roundtrip from my home (this is not included for the band packages)
  • PLI certificate
  • PAT certificate
  • Inclusive of all timings (setting up and packing down)

Daytime Packages:

Daytime packages cover the ceremony, drinks reception and wedding breakfast. I can provide instrumental piano pieces or sing ambient love songs with either the piano or guitar as accompaniment. Equally, if you’d prefer to start the party early, I can sing upbeat party songs earlier in the day to get guests singing and dancing along. Each package includes complimentary background music from a playlist and/or use of wireless mics if needed.

1) Live music for one part of the day: £300

2) Live music for two parts of the day: £450

3) Live music for three parts of the day: £550

*20% discount on weddings from Monday-Thursday.

Evening Packages:

The evening packages are for the evening reception, the party, where the aim of the game is to give everyone a night they’ll never forget – full of music, singing and dancing. I can provide a disco only or live sets of party songs or, of course, both. Providing live music and a disco offers the best of both worlds – a chance to sing and dance to great party songs and then dance through the night to the dancefloor fillers.

4) Disco only: £420

5) Disco & live music: £600

*20% discount on weddings from Monday-Thursday.

The Ultimate Package:

This is my most popular package: whatever you want, whenever you want it – available all day. This could include piano instrumentals, singing guitarist for both day and evening receptions and disco. On top of that I can provide wireless mics for speeches and background music from a playlist – in whatever combination best suits your day. I can also provide professional recordings of extra special parts of the day, e.g. piano instrumentals or the speeches or the first dance (if performed live)

6) Whole day booking: £850

*20% discount on weddings from Monday-Thursday.

Here are two examples of what a ‘whole day booking’ might look like:

Part of dayExample 1Example 2
Wedding ceremonyI play a classical piano piece or your favourite romantic song played as an instrumental for the wedding entrance; a couple of songs for the signing of the register; another piano piece for the wedding procession.I play the original recorded version of your wedding entrance song and then sing two songs on guitar for the signing of the register. Another original recorded song for the wedding procession.
Drinks receptionI then switch to guitar and sing some easy listening, ambient love songs whilst guests mingle and chat, providing the perfect background music for the guests as they begin to settle into the day.I play background piano instrumental pieces of a mixture of classical pieces and famous love songs.
Wedding breakfast & speechesHere I play recorded music from either your playlist or a tailormade playlist. I also provide wireless mics for the speeches so that everyone can laugh along with the best man at the groom’s expense!I sing and play guitar during the wedding breakfast. I play easy listening songs and maybe ‘pick it up’ a bit towards the end as the guests warm up for the speeches! Mics provided for the speeches.
Evening receptionHaving set up the lights, DJ booth and decks earlier in the day, we’re ready to party into the night. I will DJ for however long you want and can either work entirely from your playlist or create my own – or a mixture of the two.I sing and play guitar for the first dance followed by a short set. I then DJ for the next hour or so before doing one final set of uplifting singalong songs before getting back behind the decks for the rest of the evening.

Introducing my function band!

I am delighted to be a co-founder of a function band – see the showreel below. We play a diverse range of music from disco, pop, R&B, rock’n’roll and indie and we’re available as a three piece or four piece. Perfect for weddings, parties and corporate events. I am the bass guitarist and backing vocalist in the band. We can be a three piece (vocals, guitar, bass, drums) or a four piece (add on keyboard). For weddings, I can combine the whole day package (see above) with the wedding band – so you have all your music catered for throughout the day: live music during the ceremony, drinks reception and/or wedding breakfast with a live band and disco in the evening.

7) Band only: £1000 (as a three piece), £1300 (as a four piece) + travel

8) Whole day booking & live band : £1800 + travel

If your requirements don’t fit with any of the packages above then please do get in touch to let me know your requirements and I will provide a bespoke quote. Contact me here or email me at martinjohnmusic@gmail.com. You can also read my FAQs to see answers to common queries related to weddings, discos and live music.

Extras

  • Professional studio recording of first dance song (or a particular song) delivered via email as an mp3 and wav file: £60 (for a 3-4 minute song with just one vocal and one instrument – get quote for larger arrangements)
  • Up to 1 hour of the disco music recorded live and delivered via email as an Mp3: £30
  • High quality audio recording of speeches, edited and delivered as mp3: £50