Ben and Ishita - Bredenbury Court Barns, Herefordshire

Live Wedding band and entertainment - Cheshire

Live Wedding Band for Ben and Ishita

We were delighted when Ben and Ishita contacted Ashmore Music to provide a live wedding band for their special day at the exclusive Bredenbury Court Barns in July 2023.

After talking to the happy couple and finding out more about their musical tastes, we recommended the Ashmore Brothers Band to provide the wedding band entertainment throughout their wedding day. If you are looking for a live wedding band for your special day, you can find out more about how to book a band with Ashmore Music in our recent article.

A professional three piece live wedding band, the Ashmore Brothers Band perform all contemporary music styles. They excel in delivering individual tailored performances for each wedding to enhance the uniqueness of the occasion. The three brother have toured extensively throughout the UK and Europe, offering crowd-pleasing performances in both friendly, intimate venues, and larger venues accommodating 1.000s of people. You can rest assured that when choosing them as your live wedding band, they will make sure that the dance floor is packed all night long!

Ben and Ishita booked the Ashmore Brothers Band for their whole day, starting with playing an acoustic set before the ceremony while guests entered the room to take their seats. Once everyone was seated, the guys played ‘This Year’s Love’, by David Gray, a track specially requested by Ishita for her entrance and walk down the aisle.

After the ceremony, while Ben and Ishita were signing the register, the Ashmore Brothers Band performed three songs specially requested by the happy couple:

  • ‘Let’s Stay Together’ – Al Green
  • ‘Lucky’ – Jason Mraz
  • ‘One Day Like This’ – Elbow

What a great song choice! Having a live wedding band play these amazing songs really helped to build the expectancy and atmosphere for the return of the bride and groom after signing the register. For their exit song, Ben and Ishita chose ‘On Top of the World’ by Imagine Dragons. The up-tempo beat highlighted the excitement and happiness of the couple and their guests.

Following the ceremony during the drinks reception, the Ashmore Brothers Band played a live acoustic set featuring a relaxed and chilled montage of songs by a number of different artists from big-name bands such as The Beatles and The Eagles, through to more contemporary artists like George Ezra and Biffy Clyro. The chilled atmosphere allowed guests to chat to one another easily, without having to shout to be heard, and the friends and family of Ben and Ishita could relax and enjoy the afternoon while looking forward to the rest of the festivities.

They guys set up our iPod playlist to quietly accompany the wedding breakfast, while allowing for easy conversation at the table. Following the wedding breakfast, while staff arrived to turn around the room ready for the evening reception, the Ashmore Brothers Band quickly set up their equipment and carried out a sound check. They wanted to ensure they were fully prepared and ready to get the party started when the guests returned to the room later.

Ben and Ishita had chosen the ‘You and Me Song’ by the Wannadies for their first dance and had asked the band to invite their guests to join them when the chorus started. This would ensure that guests got up to dance the night away early on because once they are up and moving, the chance is they will stay there all night long!

For the evening set, we always advise clients to think carefully not just about the type of music and songs they like to listen to, but the kind of music their guests will enjoy too! It is one thing to be really into Nirvana but expecting everyone else to get up and dance to ‘Smells like Teen Spirit’ is another thing entirely!

The Ashmore Brothers Band had discussed their evening set well in advance with Ben and Ishita, sending their evening set lists to the couple as a guide to the party music they would perform on the night. This ensured the band would have the time to learn any specially requested songs, remove those that the couple didn’t like, replacing them with different floor-fillers from their repertoire.

Along with one or two special requests, Ben and Ishita also asked the brothers whether it was possible to play some Hindi tracks they had selected to reflect the musical taste of their family and friends. The guys were only too happy to oblige and performed an eclectic mix of floor fillers over two hours of live music, making sure that the dance floor was packed with party goers! Following the band’s live performances, the DJ set ensured the party atmosphere continued until the celebrations ended at midnight, again catering for all the musical preferences of Ben and Ishita’s wedding guests.

The Ashmore Brothers Band love performing live at weddings, adding that extra special something to the big day. Ben and Ishita was so pleased with the professionalism and attention of detail provided, that they gave the guys this wonderful review on Trust Pilot:

“We booked Ashmore brothers for our wedding at Bredenbury Court Barns. We booked them for the whole day and cannot recommend them enough!

They were brilliant from start to finish and all our friends and family loved them! They even changed songs on the DJ playlist as requested by us at the last minute and understood what we wanted perfectly! We cannot thank them enough. We had an amazing day and are so grateful to them!”

At Ashmore Music, we understand that every single wedding is unique. Making an unforgettable day is down to the wedding couple, their attire and the atmosphere they set for the day’s celebrations. The choice of venue, how it is dressed, the food, wine and flowers all contribute to making the celebration unique and special. But more than that, it is the contribution of their friends and family, the delight they take in the occasion and the outpouring of love while sharing in such a special day, that makes it live long in the memory of everyone who was there.

The choice of a live wedding band is personal, and will enhance the atmosphere, happiness, excitement and individuality of each and every wedding day. You can find out more about Ashmore Music’s live wedding bands on our website or contact us to talk through your wedding plans and we will help you to choose the perfect wedding band entertainment to help you celebrate your special day.

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