One of the most important elements of a successful wedding reception is the musical entertainment. For many newlyweds, this normally comes down to a straight choice between the pre recorded music played by a professional DJ and the live music provided by hired wedding bands. Thankfully, DJs have come a long way since the cheesy disco lights and mobile discos of yesteryear. However, even the most enthusiastic and accomplished DJ just cannot create the same kind of atmosphere that comes from talented live bands who can make music.
Although generally more expensive to hire than an individual DJ, the extra money spent on live bands can provide extra benefit. Whereas a DJ will typically only start playing in the evening, most wedding bands can start much earlier and play different sets at different times of the day. While guests are enjoying their food, the band can play soft, low tempo music to encourage people to relax and break the ice. Later, with the speeches and formalities over, they can pick up the pace and get everybody loosened up with a few well known singalongs. Then, after a break, the band can really let rip and get the party going properly.
We here at London Soul are a 12 piece soul, rock and pop function band who can be hired for all events in the UK and abroad. With female backing singers and a full brass section, we guarantee that your wedding reception will be a musical feast for everyone.