It's a great idea to hire some form of entertainment for your wedding guests and there are so many different approaches to inspire you.
To give you just a few Cheshire and Merseyside wedding entertainment ideas to whet your appetite: think about jazz singers, soul bands, fireworks, harpists, magicians, fun casinos, Wedding DJs, caricature artists, singing waiters and even fortune tellers.
Aside from the ceremony itself, music often forms a hugely important aspect of almost any wedding. It really helps create the mood you would like whether romantic, fun and laughter, but above all helps to make your day one to remember for you and your guests for many years to come.
Here’s some great wedding entertainers based in Cheshire and Merseyside from places like Liverpool, The Wirral, Chester, Stockport, Warrington and Wilmslow, whom you might want to get in touch with...
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The Blue Lion Band are live music experts, wedding enthusiasts, and party starters. They offer high energy live music for weddings, festivals, private functions, and corporate events. Their band size is fully customisable from 3 to 14 musicians, making them the perfect fit for any event budget or style.
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Harmony String Quartet are the perfect accompaniment for your wedding or event providing modern, film, jazz and classical music.
HSQ are a Manchester based String Quartet and have performed in venues all over the country including Liverpool, York, Birmingham, London and Glasgow (to name but a few)
Wedding fireworks displays are now becoming increasingly popular and a must-have addition to any wedding celebration. Phenomenal Fireworks were one of the pioneers of wedding fireworks and have been offering our services in this field for many years. We have had the pleasure of providing the fireworks for many couples wanting to make their day special and finish with a bang.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s disco tour coming to a local venue near you!
Sophie Ellis-Bextor's Christmas Kitchen Disco UK Tour begins in November and here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we think it will make a great night out for your hen/stag or sten do! Tickets for shows are on-sale now The shows will feature hits from throughout Sophie's career, as well as some very festive classics, all in Sophie's own seasonal disco style. The tour follows on from the huge success of her 2022 Kitchen Disco Tour in which she brought her lockdown online sensation from her kitchen to sold-out stages across the country, including a sold-out finale at the London Palladium.
Posted: 22 February 2023
Christmas winter wedding music
Getting married at Christmas doesn't mean that you have to plan a Christmas-themed wedding. Here, roaming band The Travelling Hands, suggest songs that would work well for a Christmas winter wedding and the songs to avoid! When it comes to music, the same rule applies. Just because you want to get married at Christmas it doesn't mean that your musical playlist has to be full of Wizzard & Cliff Richard if you don't want it to be there. When our acoustic roaming band The Travelling Hands perform at winter weddings we see a wide variety of decisions when it comes to Christmas songs. Some want to embrace the Christmas classics - adding these into their day. Others like a few placed in here and there, whilst some want to just stick to their favourite songs without any Christmas numbers added in at all.
Posted: 16 December 2022
Supergroup Claire Richards & Duncan James surprise couple on their wedding day
Pop royalty, Claire Richards and Duncan James, joined forces on Saturday 17th September, as the ultimate wedding band - Simply Wed - to surprise one lucky couple with a performance of poptastic floor-filling songs on their wedding day. Anna Novelli and Samuel Hold from Bournemouth were delighted when the power duo 'crashed the wedding' at the Larmer Street in Wiltshire, to surprise guests and the lucky couple with the performance of a lifetime. The couple - both Steps and Blue superfans - were overwhelmed with joy to have the newly minted wedding supergroup perform, having known all the routines to Claire and Duncan's biggest hits since childhood!
Posted: 26 September 2022
Duncan James from Blue and Claire Richards from Steps will sing at your wedding!
To celebrate the nation's love of cheese, as we head into wedding season, Mini Cheddars has brought together two pop icons - Duncan James from Blue and Claire Richards from Steps - in musical matrimony to form the ultimate wedding supergroup - Simply Wed. And one lucky couple will win an exclusive performance from 'Simply Wed' at their wedding this September. To mark the launch of the wedding supergroup, Mini Cheddars commissioned research revealing the ultimate wedding playlist with Dancing Queen by ABBA taking the top spot – 46 years after it was first released. A poll of 2,000 wedding guests saw Don't Stop Me Now by Queen and Neil Diamond's Sweet Caroline complete the top three. The 'big day' playlist also included Happy by Pharrell Williams, Toploader's Dancing in the Moonlight, as well as Mr Brightside by The Killers. Also featured in the top 40 were Single Ladies by Beyonce, 5,6,7,8 by Steps and One Love by Blue.
Posted: 29 July 2022
The songs millennials want played for their first dance
Over the past year, UK searches for 'first dance songs 2022' have increased by +1,300%, whilst searches for 'first dance ideas for non-dancers have increased by +300% showing that more couples are looking for inspiration. The first dance is likely to be one of the most memorable moments of your wedding, so naturally, newlyweds are determined to pick the most suitable song. A decision needs to be made whether to choose an old classic or maybe the new love song that's currently in the charts.
Posted: 19 June 2022
Upcoming showcases for renowned band
The Blue Lion Band are live music experts, wedding enthusiasts, and party starters. They offer high energy live music for weddings, festivals, private functions, and corporate events. Their band size is fully customisable from 3 to 14 musicians, making them the perfect fit for any event budget or style. Blue Lion's talented musicians have performed with renowned artists including Ellie Goulding, Kanye West, Mark Knopfler, Tom Jones, George Michael, Gotye, and Alicia Keys. They work to make every event unforgettable, creating and delivering high-energy, fun performances to keep the dance floor jumping. This talented crew will create a set list to suit your musical preferences, from elegant classical music or string pop covers for the ceremony, to jazz during cocktail hour, and dance music to get the crowd going during the reception. If you're planning a destination wedding, Blue Lion Band travels around the world! They are available to perform at events throughout the United Kingdom and for travel to France, Italy, Spain, Germany, and more.
Posted: 3 May 2022
Surprise, surprise: We’ve heard of singing waiters, but don’t know much more...
We posed the following question to Paul Heron Phillips of Singing Waiters In The UK...
We've heard of singing waiters, but don't know much more. We'd love to surprise our guests. What can we expect?
Paula says: Singing waiters provide surprise event entertainment that gets any party started. Our professional singers arrive at your event before your guests and carry out a cheeky sound check, then we'll get into our waiter uniforms and go undercover. This gets us to the fun part where we get to know your guests while being disguised as waiters.
Posted: 26 April 2022
Cheshire-based Smooth Edge returned it July with its most triumphant performances ever. We caught up with one of the partners Pete to find out what it was like to be back. Pete says, "In both our trio and quartet (with saxophone) formations, we've played a number of weddings, birthday parties and corporate events this summer in Cheshire, Manchester, Leeds, Ambleside, Staffordshire and Monmouthshire. "More than ever, we've experienced becoming adopted as part of the family in every gig, surpassing our clients' expectations. Our first dances and special requests have all been well received. We've been awarded a prestigious five-star badge by an agency for our 2021 performances."
Posted: 14 September 2021
We asked Claire Thackery of CelloUna (www.cellouna.com) for her tips on how to incorporate live music into a ceremony for added meaning. Read on to find out what she had to say...One wonderful way is to walk down the aisle towards your beloved to the sound of a cello playing your special song. It's an instrument with an incredibly beautiful and emotive sound, perfect for this moment. There won't be a dry eye in the house!
Posted: 22 July 2021
The UK’s Favourite First Dance Songs As Wedding Size Limits Lift
From the 21st June, limits on wedding sizes lifted and couples across the country will be getting their wedding playlists ready, but what could be more important than the first dance song - especially for the next four weeks when this dance it the only one allowed! Selecting a song which has meaning to the special couple can be tricky. Many couples know that whatever song they choose will go on to forever be known as 'their song', which adds pressure to making the right choice. It's perhaps then no surprise that there are almost 1,000 first-dance dedicated playlists on Spotify to help couples choose, but which songs are the most favoured?
New data analysed by five-star hotel, The Grand, York has revealed the most popular songs to play during a first dance in 2021. Analysing over 57,000 songs on Spotify, the current top ten list has been revealed, and the results might just be surprising. Securing both first and third place is the hugely successful Ed Sheeran and taking second, is 2021 X Factor winner, James Arthur.
Posted: 23 June 2021