Daytime Entertainment

So you’re interesting in finding out more about the types of daytime entertainment you can have at your wedding or event… well, judging by this photo you’ve come to the right place!

Nothing can bring an event to life better than some well chosen live music. It’s a great way to create the ambience you want, welcome your guests before the evenings celebrations, and show to others that you are going above and beyond to host them. 

That being said, where do you start? What are your options? What will create the right atmosphere? What’s the recommended approach? That’s where we can help!

Common Choices

For most events where you’d like daytime entertainment (excluding rock festivals) we’re talking about some type of background music. Something engaging, but not overbearing. Here are some of the most common choices:

– Solo Performer
– Acoustic Duo
– Acoustic Band
– Wandering Band
– Jazz Band

Now it’s hard to go wrong with any of these if you choose a quality supplier (like us!) and it’s more about choosing the right style and intensity for you. The context is also key as all of the performers we mention can be utilised at a drinks reception, sit down dinner or outside stage so please consider this as you review each option.

Solo Performer

This is a great choice if you want sophistication and subtlety. Often people find a singer distracting so a well chosen pianist, harpist or guitarist performing tasteful instrumental pieces is the perfect balance. Their repertoire can range from strictly Classical to Jazz and everything in-between. For us there is no one better at this than Richard our solo guitarist.

Acoustic Duo

This is our most popular choice by far and we have several fantastic duos to recommend to you. If you want a diverse range of songs that’s going to lift the mood, but not quite get the party started this is what you want to go for. Playing a mixture of popular songs with male or female vocals and guitar or piano accompaniment this is our go to package for daytime entertainment. Also all of our evening bands often this as a bolt on option making it very cost effective for you to have both daytime and evening entertainment – yay! Our Hit Replay Duo is formed from our best selling band Heatwave and makes for the perfect daytime and evening package.

Acoustic / Wandering Band

So if you like the sound of an acoustic duo, but want more punch this is what we’d suggest. Adding in some percussion and a saxophone makes this much more of a spectacle and is guaranteed to entertain. If you’d like to really turn it up book a wandering band who will walk around your venue and get up close and personal with your guests, be warned you might even struggle to get them to sit down for a meal as they’ll be having too much fun! If this sounds like you check out our Hit Replay Band available both stationary and wandering.

Jazz Band

If you’d like a touch of class and a gentle start to your event there is nothing better than a Jazz band. They’ll play everything from crooner to standards even bop (if you let them) and they’ll help everyone relax and melt into the evening. Our in house Jazz band The Statesmen are some of the best players on the London scene and will provide the perfect authentic Jazz ambiance for your event.

What's Next?

If you’re still not sure what you’d like to pick for your daytime entertainment please check out our guide to wedding entertainment below. This breaks down more of the options available to you and things you might want to consider.

Hopefully we’ve helped make your mind up and you’d like to book some of our amazing musicians. Please get in touch and we can help you through the process, we hope to hear from you soon!

About the Author Craig Watts

Director of Anthem Music Agency