Weddings

Thank you for considering The Greg Bish Function Band for your Wedding.

We specialise is Wedding bookings and offer a complete and broad range of musical services encompassing the wedding ceremony, post (or pre) wedding drinks, the wedding breakfast and the evening reception.

We offer a complete range of prices to cater both for people looking for a small amount of live music to make their day more unique and for those who are looking for a more personal and exclusive package for their special day. We also try to offer packages which provide music for your entire day at a special rate (so that you don’t have to pay over the odds to hire in additional musicians to play for your ceremony, etc).

We are also happy to arrange and perform music for your first dance and can even provide a specially recorded CD of your first dance song (recorded in a professional studio).

For further information please email info@gregbish.com, read below and follow the link for the Band Song List.

Musical Services Offered

Please follow the links for further information about the musical services offered

The Wedding Ceremony

Post (or Pre) Wedding Drinks

The Wedding Breakfast

The Wedding Reception

Wedding Information

Song Choice

A ‘band song list’ is available, which details all the music that the function band would usually draw material from to create a set for your wedding day. This list is a guide and we are happy to take specific song requests (as long as these are provided in ample time before the event!). If you would like the band to perform your first dance song live we are happy to arrange and perform any song that you wish for this.

We can also offer you classical guitar and a classical soprano as musical services for the wedding ceremony itself. If you choose to have one of these performers for your ceremony the music which you walk down the aisle to and the music for the signing of the register will be your choice (although suggestions can be offered if you desire).

Booking Information

It is advisable to book the entertainment for your wedding as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. We do tend to book pub and club gigs up to a year in advance and although we may be able to cancel these types of bookings for you we would need to have a reasonable amount of notice to offer the venue. Please note that we would not be able to cancel other weddings or functions once a deposit has been paid for them.

The Deposit & Wedding Contract

If you decide to book your wedding entertainment with us we would normally ask for a small deposit (20% of the total fee) to allow us to take the date off the market for you. At the same time we will provide you with a Wedding Contract, which outlines all of the details that we have agreed for the day; including the price, the times that the performers will be expected to arrive and perform and any of the specific musical services offered. The other side of the contract is to give you reassurance of what would happen if a member of the band suddenly became ill on the day of your wedding (not that this has ever happened yet!) but in the unlikely event that this does occur it is best to agree your preferred backup plan for the day.

performance space

As a guide the band would usually require approximately 3m x 2m to perform in, although we have performed in smaller spaces than this before.

Insurance

The Greg Bish Blueprint have full Public Liability Insurance (up to £10,000,000) and all of our equipment is regularly PAT Tested. Certificates can be provided for your wedding venue if necessary.

Wedding Price List

It is always difficult to give an exact quote for a wedding without knowing all of the details of the day. The venue ‘changeover time’ (the time allocated for a band to set up on the day) can vary between the afternoon and evening, which can effect the price as obviously the band would need to spend many more hours at the venue from one scenario to another.

Other pricing changes are generally down to the personal tastes of the bride and groom; for example whether to have the music between the band sets as an ipod playlist or as a more professional DJ set, whether to have the first dance performed by the band or on CD, we can even offer a professionally recorded version of the band performing your chosen first dance song for you to keep forever if you wish.

In general, we try to offer a complete range of prices to cater for people looking for a small amount of live music to make their day more unique and for those who are looking for a more personal and exclusive package for their special day. We also try to offer packages which provide music for your entire day at a special rate (so that you don’t have to pay over the odds to hire in additional musicians to play for your ceremony, etc).

Below are some rough guidelines for the function band prices but please bear in mind that any package could be tailored to suit your exact requirements.

WEDDING PACKAGE 1 (£270ISH)

DJ SERVICES

This Package incorporates professional DJ services for the wedding reception and includes a professional LED and moving head LED light display.

Greg has a library of over 200,000 songs available as standard at each performance so will work with you to create the perfect playlist for your wedding.

WEDDING PACKAGE 2 (£320ISH)

ACOUSTIC SOLO PERFORMANCE + DJ SERVICES

This wedding Package is perfect for those who would love to have an aspect of live entertainment at their wedding but do not wish to pay for the full band.

Music will begin after the wedding breakfast and run until approximately 12:00.

An acoustic solo performer (vocals with acoustic guitar) will provide music directly after your wedding breakfast - generally starting with some softer repertoire and building to some livelier numbers. We would normally expect to provide about an hour of live music, which will be followed by a DJ set to keep you and your guests dancing for the rest of the evening.

We will provide all equipment and bring a full light rig (including smoke and bubble machines if you wish!).

The First Dance will be to the DJ.

This package could contain any of the services from Options A, B & C below and could also include a live first dance song and first dance recording. It is also easy to upgrade this package to include an acoustic duo or trio performance, instead of the solo.

WEDDING PACKAGE 3 (£590ISH)

THREE PIECE FUNCTION BAND + DJ SERVICES

This package includes the three piece function band as well as DJ services.

The three piece function band provides a great cost saving alternative to the larger band line ups, while still providing a great party atmosphere. If money is tight you could also opt to have the DJ Services replaced by a free iPod playlist for the evening.

Music will begin from approximately 7:00 until 12:00 with the band providing two, 45 minute, sets at times best suited to you.

We will provide all equipment and bring a full light rig (including smoke and bubble machines if you wish!).

Music before, after and in-between the band sets will be provided by the DJ.

The First Dance will be to the DJ.

This package could contain any of the services from Options A, B, & C below and could also include a live first dance song and first dance recording. It is also possible to upgrade to have longer band sets.

WEDDING PACKAGE 4 (£690ISH)

FOUR PIECE FUNCTION BAND + DJ SERVICES

This is one of our most popular packages. The advantages of this package are outlined below:

Two separate, forty-five, band sets will be provided at times best suited for you.

DJ Services will begin as soon as the Wedding Breakfast has finished and will provide music before and after the band sets (running until 12:00).

A Wireless microphone can be provided for speeches (if you wish!).

This package could contain any of the services from Options A, B, & C below and could also include a live first dance song and first dance recording. It is also possible to upgrade to have longer band sets and an additional female vocalist (if you particularly love the party tunes of ABBA, The Supremes, Kyle and many more).

WEDDING PACKAGE 5 - (£1000ISH)

THE WORKS!!! FOUR PIECE FUNCTION BAND + DJ SERVICES + LIVE FIRST DANCE + STUDIO RECORDING OF THE FIRST DANCE SONG

This will include the following benefits:

Three, 45 minute, band sets will be provided.

Music before and after the band sets will be provided on professional DJ equipment.

Entertainment can run until 1:00am.

The First Dance will be performed by the band.

A professional CD recording of the first dance song (as performed by the function band) will be given to the bride and groom.

This package could contain any of the services from Options A, B, & C below and is also available with the additional female vocalist.

WEDDING PACKAGE 6 - (£1050ISH)

SEVEN PIECE 'SOUL TRAVELLERS' LINE UP + DJ SERVICES

This will include the following benefits:

An exciting and energetic 7 piece professional function band (performing two 1 hour sets) with a powerful male vocalist backed by a full horn section, two saxophones and trumpet in addition to the standard band line up.

Music before, after and in-between the band sets will be provided by the DJ.

The First Dance will be to the DJ.

This package could contain any of the services from Options A, B, & C below and could also include a live first dance song and first dance recording. It is also possible to upgrade to have longer band sets.

A Comprehensive guide of all the musical services on offer

It is not possible to publish the exact prices of these services on this information pack because certain combinations of musical services would work out cheaper than others (for example if you chose to have the same musician to perform for your wedding ceremony and wedding breakfast) but please enquire and we will provide you with a more accurate price guide.

Option A: The Wedding Ceremony

Classical Guitar (from £85)

A perfect romantic backdrop for your service; the price will include the music for walking down the aisle, signing of the register and background music as you enter and leave the church/venue.

Classical Soprano (from £85)

A classical female soprano singer to add a touch of magic to your wedding service; the price will include the music for walking down the aisle, signing of the register and background music as you enter and leave the church/venue.

Option B: Post (or Pre) Wedding Drinks

Classical Guitar (£50 per hour)

Classical and Spanish guitar repertoire with a few renditions of popular songs.

Light Jazz Piano (£50 per hour)

Popular, Classical & Jazz piano providing a relaxing accompaniment to your drinks.

Classical Soprano(from £50 per hour)

A classical female soprano singer to add a touch of magic to your drinks.

Acoustic/Folk Finger-style Guitar (£50 per hour)

Add a unique flavour to your drinks with mesmerising steel string guitar playing.

Acoustic Solo (£50 per hour)

Acoustic Duo (£100 per hour)

With a repertoire of popular acoustic classics and love songs the acoustic solo or duo can provide a lovely atmosphere for celebratory drinks. The solo includes acoustic guitar and vocals whereas the duo incorporates an acoustic guitar and upright acoustic bass with vocal duo (Please note that this ensemble will usually require a small degree of amplification, which is provided).

Option C: The Wedding Breakfast

Classical Guitar (£50 per hour)

Classical and Spanish guitar repertoire with a few renditions of popular songs.

Light Jazz Piano (£50 per hour)

Popular, Classical & Jazz piano providing a relaxing accompaniment to your drinks.

Classical Soprano (from £50 per hour)

A classical female soprano singer to add a touch of magic to your wedding breakfast.

Acoustic/Folk Finger-style Guitar (£50 per hour)

Add a unique flavour to your drinks with mesmerising steel string guitar playing. ####Acoustic Solo (£50 per hour)

Acoustic Duo (£100 per hour)

With a repertoire of popular acoustic classics and love songs the acoustic solo or duo can provide a lovely atmosphere for celebratory drinks. The solo includes acoustic guitar and vocals whereas the duo incorporates an acoustic guitar and upright acoustic bass with vocal duo (Please note that this ensemble will usually require a small degree of amplification, which is provided).

Jazz Band (£150 per hour)

Our pianist takes the lead for this ensemble as we provide instrumental jazz standards to accompany your wedding breakfast. For those who really love their jazz it is possible for us to call in a male big band singer or female jazz vocalist to really make this ensemble come to life!

Option D: The Evening Party

The Greg Bish Function Band

A perfect party atmosphere for the evening celebrations The band will provide all equipment and lighting effects For those really keen on the hits of ABBA, The Supremes, The Carpenters, Alphabeat, etc we can hire in an additional female vocalist to add a greater degree of versatility to our set.

The Soul Travellers (Full 7 Piece Soul Band)

The Soul Travellers are an exciting and energetic 8-piece professional function band with a powerful male vocalist backed by a full horn section. With their extensive repertoire, they can provide an excellent party atmosphere for any occasion, and with huge amounts of experience, the Soul Travellers can guarantee the audience will be kept on their feet all night!

DJ Services

For a lively evening you could choose to hire our DJ in combination with any of the wedding services on offer in options A, B, C or D. Alternatively, DJ sets can create a very professional service in-between band or duo sets. You are more than welcome to suggest the type of music that you would like to be played from our DJ and he will build a playlist around your recommendations.

Ipod Playlists

Although not really suitable as a wedding option on its own you may choose to have the music between band or duo sets played through on an ipod. The playlists would be created in advance (and you are free to suggest songs that you would like played) and this can provide a cheaper alternative to having DJ sets between band or duo sets.

Acoustic Duo

For a more relaxed feeling to your evening celebrations why not hire the acoustic duo to perform after your wedding breakfast, and then let the DJ liven things up later on. This duo performs using an acoustic guitar and upright acoustic bass with vocal duets.

Acoustic Solo

For a more relaxed feeling to your evening celebrations why not hire Greg to perform acoustic or more upbeat electric solo sets, and then let the DJ liven things up later on. This option includes Greg performing using both acoustic and electric guitars and vocals.

Live First Dance Song (£50 set fee)

What better way to enjoy your first dance together as man and wife than to have a special arrangement of your chosen first dance song performed by your chosen performers on your wedding day. If choosing this option a rough demo of the song will be sent to you before the wedding date to ensure that you are happy with the arrangement.

The First Dance CD (£120 set fee)

For that something extra special to help you remember your first dance forever we can provide a recording of your first dance song exactly as it is performed by the band (recorded in a professional studio).