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Exclusive bands to hire for Jewish weddings
Choosing the perfect Jewish wedding band can be a tricky decision. You obviously want great live music at your wedding, and many wedding bands will offer this, but it is also very important that your chosen wedding band has experience in performing at Jewish Weddings. An experienced Simcha band will be able to provide the live music for the whole day including the music for the Chuppah ceremony, the Hora and the party music for the evening reception. All of the wedding bands on offer by The Musicquarium have extensive experience at performing at Jewish weddings and are fully aware of all traditional elements involved. Please don’t hesitate to ask if you need any further advice.
We have a number of excellent Jewish wedding bands to choose from, each specifically designed to cater for a different style of live music booking. All of our Jewish wedding bands were created by The Musicquarium and are exclusively managed by us. All of our staff are performers in the Jewish wedding bands; we are not a music agency. All of our band members are sourced from the same central group of top professional musicians and most musicians are able to perform in most of our bands. This enables Jewish wedding band hire to be completely flexible in terms of repertoire and instrumentation.
How traditional will the Jewish wedding be?
Planning a Jewish wedding dance can include a number of traditional Jewish dances interspersed between contemporary and secular music. The bride and groom often decide what to include based on how traditional the wedding festivities will be. Jewish weddings often have many customs passed down from generation to generation, and dancing is no exception. Contemporary couples may choose to devote only a small portion of their wedding reception music to participating in classic traditional dances. They may base this upon their own wishes, requests from parents, or the number of guests who are familiar with these dances. If a large percentage of the guests are not familiar with Jewish wedding customs it is courteous to include more contemporary or even secular music along with the traditional dances. Of course the final decision on how to conduct the wedding music is up to the bridge and groom!
The Chuppah is the most important part of your wedding day and choosing the right music for your Chuppah should be considered carefully. It is most common for us to provide a duo of piano and saxophone (or clarinet) for this part of the day and the performance would normally consist of the following parts: 10 to 20 minutes before the ceremony (whilst your guests arrive and are seated), the procession of the bride down the aisle, performance during the ceremony and 10 to 15 minutes after the ceremony for the Simcha music.
Background jazz for drinks or dinner
All of our musicians are extremely talented jazz musicians and hence we can also provide a live jazz band for your drinks reception or wedding breakfast. This is much cheaper than hiring a jazz band separately as our wedding musicians will already be at your event. Please see ‘Urban Jazz Collective’ for more information on live jazz for weddings.
Music for the evening wedding party – “mix and match”
The unique way in which The Musicquarium works is that you do not have to choose just one style of wedding band. If you like the look of 2 of our wedding bands just let us know and we can ‘mix and match’ more than one band to ensure that your band can play exactly the style of music you are looking for. If your perfect wedding band is a mix of repertoire from our funk/soul/70s band and our swing/jazz/ratpack band then we can tailor the instrumentation to make it possible!
String quartets for Jewish weddings
For the complete wedding entertainment package we can also provide a top class wedding string quartet. The group would usually provide the music for the drinks reception but could also provide music for the ceremony if required. Our string quartets can also provide the live music for the wedding breakfast instead of a live jazz band if required.
Styles of wedding music we cater for
funk / soul / 70s band for Jewish weddings
pop / rock / soul band for Jewish weddings
rock / indie / pop / modern chart band for Jewish weddings
swing / jazz / Ratpack band for Jewish weddings
jazz (instrumental) band for Jewish weddings
string quartets for Jewish weddings
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