LIVE MUSIC FOR WEDDINGS IN DORSET and hampshire

 
Thank you so much for being such a big part of our day - the music was brilliant all day and night! We had so many comments from our guests about you and we couldn’t have asked for a nicer bunch of people to help us celebrate such a special day.
— michelle and peter
 

If you’re anything like us, there’s not a day that goes by that you don’t listen to music.
It’s around us all the time and everyone has a specific song or an album that when you hear it playing, you travel back in time to an exact place and time in your life. Music reminds us of some of the best times; it sets the tone, creates an atmosphere, has the power to calm, excite and lift a room!

And when that music is live, anything can happen.
It’s why we think you should have live music at your wedding and yes… we would LOVE to fulfil all your live music dreams and there are plenty of Soulstar packages that do just that.

Since 2OO9, we've been fortunate enough to share in over 2OO wedding days with loved up couples and their guests.
We've played at intimate wedding ceremonies, wild evening parties with 5OO guests and everything in between. We’ve learnt what works well and used our experience to put together a selection of songs and packages that will create just the right atmosphere at the right time to help make this the most incredible day of your life.

Get in touch either by phone or email and chat to me about your wedding plans, ask questions or just say hi!
Better still, ask when you can come and see us play live. That’s when the fun really starts!
Just don’t forget your dancing shoes…

 
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our wedding packages are tailored to you

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Ceremony

Emotions can be high for all of you and having live music to watch and listen to is a fabulous addition that will help to ease everyone's nerves.

All of your guests will be ready and waiting to witness one of the most special moments of your entire day.
Our acoustic duo can create a calming and relaxed atmosphere for the groom and guests before the bride's arrival.

We shall play 4 songs of your choice during your ceremony - the bridal entrance, signing of the register and as you exit as a married couple!

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Drinks Reception

It's time to relax (until the speeches!) and what better way to do that than to listen to our chilled out versions of popular tunes.

Whilst you have your photos taken and revel in the magical bubble of being very newly married, we will play for up to 2 hours and please everyone from your niece to your Bride Tribe to your Grandad!

With a wide range of songs to choose from, you can help us to decide what to serenade you with.

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P A R T Y !

Did someone say PARTY?
We LOVE it if your crowd are the kind of crowd who love a great party!

We LOVE playing tunes that will make everyone want to get up and show off their most impressive dance moves (you know, the ones you do at home when you think no one's watching).
There's nothing better than a dance off to bring fun and laughter to the dance floor, so if this sounds like a bit of you, stop the search - you have officially found your wedding band.
Over the years, we’ve seen plenty of split trousers, pulled muscles, embarrassing Dad dancing and one guest even managed to rip off the entire sole of his shoe with his competitive dance moves!
We really have seen it all.
Literally.

Our smallest party band is our 4 piece band consisting of drums, bass, guitar and vocals. We can add in keyboards, saxophone and more vocals to suit your budget, taste and dreams!

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Did we say ‘award winning’?

YES! We won the Peer’s Choice award at The Dorset Wedding Awards in 2O17 which means that our fellow wedding suppliers think that not only are we the best wedding duo and band in Dorset, but the best supplier in Dorset! An amazing compliment as we have an abundance of fantastic wedding suppliers in Dorset - we were absolutely over the moon to win, it really is the highest accolade!

Soulstar were also a regional finalist in The 2018 Wedding Industry Awards for Wedding Band Of The Year and the only band in Dorset to make it to these finals.

We’ve just been announced as finalists in The Dorset Wedding Awards 2018! We can’t wait to find out if we win at the Awards ceremony on Saturday 3rd November 2018, keep everything crossed for us!

You’ll see lots of bands saying they are the best wedding band or best party band in Dorset, but they’re wrong. We are - and we have the awards to prove it!
Read what some of our clients have to say


FAQs

HOW LONG DO YOU PLAY FOR?
We usually play for 2 x 60 minute sets but in the summer we find it can work better with a short set first followed by a longer set later once the sun (and people’s inhibitions!) disappears. We can also play longer than 2 x 60 minutes although this will incur extra cost.
We can provide music for in between and after our sets and will not pack down our equipment until midnight.

HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE?
Prices depend on varying factors such as date, distance, arrival and finish time and band size so please get in touch for a bespoke quotation. 
We offer discounts for mid week functions and can offer you from an acoustic duo up to an 6 piece band.
Our standard pricing assumes an arrival of 6pm and packing down at midnight - if your timings are different to this, then just let us know when you get in touch!  



CAN WE REQUEST SONGS?
We would love to learn your first dance for you!
We send you our up to date song list before your event so that you can tell us which songs you love, like and hate! We then put these together for a set that will pack out your dance floor all night long.

WHAT DO THE BAND WEAR?
The band wear smart white shirts with ties and black chinos and our singer wears something glamorous to match.


OUR VENUE HAS A SOUND LIMITER…

Don’t panic! Most venues have sound restrictions and we have lots of experience with them and can adhere to most venues rules. Some venues don’t allow drums so we can offer a band set up using either hotrods or percussion instead of drums.



ARE THERE ANY HIDDEN COSTS OR BAND REQUIREMENTS?
The price we quote to you is the price you'll pay. As you'll see from our T's & C’s when you enquire with us, as most functions are in the evening and require us to be on site for an extended period of time, we request for food and soft drinks to be provided for us please.

WHICH AREAS DO YOU COVER?
We are based in the South of England, but we regularly travel all over for various events. 
We are happy to travel further afield and will add our travel costs to our quotation for you. In some instances, it may be necessary for you to provide over night accommodation. 


HOW LONG DO YOU PLAY FOR?
We usually play for 2 x 60 minute sets but in the summer we find it can work better with a short set first followed by a longer set later once the sun (and people’s inhibitions!) disappears. We can also play longer than 2 x 60 minutes although this will incur extra cost.
We can provide music for in between and after our sets and will not pack down our equipment until midnight.


WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE BAND ARE ON A BREAK?
We can provide music for before, in between and after our sets to save you the added cost of a DJ. Alternatively, you can supply us with either your own mp3 player or laptop for us to put through our system. Unfortunately, we are unable to take requests on the night for songs played during our break.
We are also very happy to work alongside a DJ too!


DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE AND PAT TESTED EQUIPMENT?

YES! We have Public Liability Insurance and our equipment is PAT tested.
Often venues will want to see a copy of our certificates and these will be sent through directly when we contact your venue the week before your event.

CAN WE SEE YOU PLAY LIVE ANYWHERE?
YES! Please come and see us play live before booking if you can - a video just doesn’t do it justice!
Stay in touch on our Facebook and Instagram pages to keep in the loop with our next public performance.


WHAT IF A BAND MEMBER IS SICK ON THE DAY OF OUR WEDDING?
We are all professional full time musicians and Soulstar is a professionally run band. We work with a number of professional musicians that we've all played with many times before, so that in the event of an emergency or sickness, we are still able to provide a professional band. You won’t even spot the difference!


HOW DO I BOOK YOU?

It couldn't be easier! Email or call with your enquiry and we shall send you a quotation. If you'd like to go ahead and book us, all you need to do is pay a deposit to secure the date and the balance is due the week before your event. Unfortunately, we're unable to hold dates until a deposit has been received.  


 

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