Abilgail and James Wedding - Foxtail Barns, Staffordshire

Wedding blog - Live band Ashmore Brothers

Live wedding music for the perfect wedding!

Who do wedding caterers ask to provide live wedding music for their special day? Ashmore Music, of course! Abigail and James from Jenkinsons Caterers in Stafford have seen many couples celebrate, so when it was time to plan their own wedding at Foxtail Barns, they knew just who to choose from Ashmore Music for the perfect live soundtrack for their own celebration – The Squires.

Having seen the guys perform live at weddings before, they knew that their live wedding music was in safe hands. The Squires, James and Nathan, have been playing together for a number of years and use looping, bass sampling and beautiful vocal harmonies to maximise their sound, filling every corner of the venue, no matter how large or small. Abigail and James knew that The Squires would provide the perfect mix of timeless and current classics for their guests, from rock ‘n’ roll to big rock ballads and everything in between!

The Squires were thrilled to be asked to perform live wedding music for this lovely couple, who they had met at several weddings previously:

Wow, Abi and James’s wedding looked GREAT! We like to think it sounded pretty good too! You were excited about us for ages, so it means a lot to know that you and your guests had such a great time. Thanks for booking us for your flawless wedding.”

Abigail and James had requested that The Squires play a live acoustic set for their drinks’ ceremony, and the guys arrived in plenty of time to set up their equipment, ready to serenade the guests with soulful arrangements of mixed classics and old favourites from the 1950’s all the way through the decades to popular songs in the charts today. The weather for once was calm and sunny so James and Nathan were happy to fulfil the bride and groom’s wish that they play outside, whilst the guests enjoyed mingling, chatting and relaxing.

At the time of booking, the bride and groom had sent through a number of favourite track titles for themselves and their guests. They had requested that these tracks or similar be included in the prerecorded DJ set which would play while they enjoyed the Wedding Breakfast. At Ashmore Music, we always ask our clients to think carefully about the type of music and particular tracks their guests would like to listen to, so we were only too happy to accommodate their request. James and Nathan set up the iPod to play discreetly in the background, adding atmosphere and relaxing vibes while everyone was tucking into the delicious food and listening to speeches.

While the room was being turned around by staff for the evening reception, The Squires quickly moved their equipment indoors and carried out a sound check to make sure they were ready to start bringing the party vibes to the evening’s festivities as soon as the room was ready for the guests to return.

Abigail and James had chosen ‘Best of my Love’ by Ella Eyre for their first dance together and had requested that the original track be played from Spotify. The Squires invited the rest of the guests to join the happy couple half-way through the track, thus making sure guests were on the dance floor early so the party could start in earnest!

For the evening reception, the guys took everything up a notch or two, their unique live performance bringing the party and making the occasion unforgettable for everyone! The Squires’ evening set lists are packed with timeless and current classics, along with popular one-hit wonders, encompassing more than seven decades of music! Their punchy vibe and high-energy live performance got everyone tapping their feet and guests were soon filling the dance floor, having a wonderful time dancing the night away and singing along to their favourites.

The Squires were the perfect choice for Abigail and James, and we are sure that Ashmore Music has the perfect live wedding band for your wedding too! If you are currently planning your wedding and feel that a live band performance would be the perfect addition to make your special day unforgettable, we currently have nine bands who can all offer something unique for your celebration.

At Ashmore Music, all our bands are professionally managed and are:

  • Talented, professional musicians used to playing live music
  • Have a wide range of gigging experience
  • Have played in all kinds of venues
  • Are used to playing with venue sound limiters
  • Can provide DJ sets for the Wedding Breakfast and for between live performances
  • Perform their own setup, including lighting

Whether you are looking for an acoustic wedding singer, a chilled and bluesy saxophone sound or a full-on lively party vibe guaranteed to get your guests out of their seats and dancing all night long, we have the right live wedding band for your special day. You will find full details of our artists on the Ashmore Music website, along with sets lists and live recordings of them in action!

You can rest assured that our live wedding bands don’t just turn up on your wedding day. Communication is a priority for us so we can make sure everything is absolutely perfect! We offer a number of wedding packages from a live performance at your evening reception to music throughout the day, from settling guests in their seats before the wedding, right through to the midnight chimes! What’s more, we offer a complimentary DJ set with a soundtrack taken from our vast database of music for all evening packages.

Take a closer look at the details of our packages and choose the right one for your ceremony and reception. We also have a number of additional services you may like to hire for the occasion including our hand-crafted photobooth, shimmer wall and neon signs as well as our beautiful vintage ice cream van Dotty! You will find all the details for these extra services on the services page of the Ashmore Music website.

If you are not sure how to go about booking a live wedding band for your celebrations, we have written a blog that explains the process and how everything works. Alternatively, you can check out our FAQ page, or if you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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