Acoustic Bands

Hire the Best Acoustic Bands for Your Event!

When it comes to planning your special day or event, one of the most important factors is creating the right atmosphere. And nothing sets the tone quite like live music from a talented acoustic band.

At Music8, we understand the importance of making your event unforgettable. That’s why we offer a wide variety of acoustic bands for hire that cater to all tastes and preferences. From classical to contemporary, our bands will leave you and your guests with lasting memories.

Our live bands for hire include some of the most talented and experienced musicians in the industry. They know how to read a crowd and adjust their music accordingly, ensuring everyone has a great time. And with our extensive range of options, we can help you find the perfect band to suit your event and budget.

How Acoustic Wedding Bands Set the Mood for Your Special Day

Your wedding day is meant to be a celebration of love, an unforgettable occasion that reflects your unique style and personality. And what better way to set the mood than with the harmonious touch of an acoustic wedding band? With their enchanting melodies and soulful vocals, these talented musicians create an ambience like no other. From the heartfelt ceremony to the lively reception, an acoustic wedding band adds a touch of elegance and intimacy that will leave a lasting impression on you and your guests. Whether you’re envisioning a romantic outdoor wedding or a cosy indoor affair, these versatile musicians can effortlessly adapt to any setting, creating a magical atmosphere that will make your special day truly unforgettable. So, if you’re looking to add that extra something to your wedding celebrations, consider the enchanting allure of an acoustic roaming band. Let the music speak volumes and set the stage for a day filled with love, joy, and everlasting memories.

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The Charm of Acoustic Music at Weddings

When it comes to weddings, music plays a crucial role in creating the right ambience. Acoustic music, with its raw and organic sound, has a unique charm that resonates with emotions and creates an intimate atmosphere. Unlike traditional wedding bands or DJs, acoustic musicians bring a sense of authenticity and artistry to your wedding day. The stripped-down nature of acoustic music allows the melodies and lyrics to shine, making it perfect for capturing the emotions and love that surround a wedding.

Acoustic music has a timeless quality that transcends trends and fads. Whether you prefer classic love songs or contemporary hits, acoustic musicians can adapt their repertoire to suit your preferences. From romantic ballads to upbeat folk tunes, they can create a playlist that reflects your journey as a couple. The soothing sounds of acoustic instruments, such as guitars, violins, and pianos, add a touch of elegance and sophistication to your wedding celebrations. It’s no wonder that acoustic music has become increasingly popular among couples who want to create a warm and intimate atmosphere on their special day.

Acoustic music also offers the flexibility to be performed in various settings. Whether you’re planning an outdoor wedding in a garden or a cosy indoor ceremony in a rustic barn, acoustic musicians can adapt to the acoustics of the venue. Their portable instruments and wireless setups make it easy for them to move around and perform in different locations throughout your wedding day. This versatility ensures that the music seamlessly integrates with the overall ambience, enhancing the atmosphere and creating a memorable experience for you and your guests.

Popular Acoustic Wedding Songs and Genres

Acoustic wedding bands offer a wide range of musical genres and songs to choose from. Whether you’re a fan of classic love ballads or contemporary hits, there is something for everyone. Here are some popular acoustic wedding songs and genres to consider for your special day:

1. **Folk and Indie**: The rustic charm of folk and indie music creates a laid-back and intimate atmosphere. Artists like Mumford & Sons, Bon Iver, and Vance Joy offer heartfelt and melodic songs that are perfect for a romantic wedding.

2. **Classical and Instrumental**: If you’re looking for a more traditional and elegant ambience, classical and instrumental music is an excellent choice. From timeless compositions by Mozart and Bach to modern instrumental arrangements, these songs add a touch of sophistication to your wedding day.

3. **Pop and Rock**: For a more upbeat and energetic atmosphere, consider incorporating popular pop and rock songs into your acoustic wedding band’s repertoire. Artists like Ed Sheeran, John Mayer, and Coldplay offer a range of catchy and romantic tunes that will get your guests on their feet.

4. **Jazz and Blues**: If you’re a fan of sultry and soulful music, jazz and blues are ideal genres for your acoustic wedding band. The smooth vocals and soothing melodies of artists like Nina Simone, Etta James, and Norah Jones create a romantic and timeless ambience.

Remember, your wedding music should reflect your style and preferences. Work closely with your acoustic wedding band to curate a playlist that captures the essence of your love story and sets the mood for your special day.

Tips for Incorporating Acoustic Music into Your Wedding Ceremony and Reception

Incorporating acoustic music into your wedding ceremony and reception can elevate the overall experience and create a truly memorable day. Here are some tips to help you seamlessly integrate acoustic music into your wedding celebrations:

1. **Ceremony**: During the ceremony, acoustic music can set a heartfelt and romantic tone. Consider having acoustic musicians perform as guests arrive, creating a welcoming atmosphere. For the processional and recessional, choose songs that hold special meaning to you as a couple. The acoustic sound will enhance the emotional impact of these moments, creating a memorable experience for you and your guests.

2. **Drinks Reception**: The drinks reception is a perfect opportunity to showcase the versatility of acoustic music. Create a relaxed and joyful ambience by having acoustic musicians perform upbeat and lively tunes = setting the mood for the reception and allowing guests to mingle and enjoy themselves.

3. **First Dance**: Choose a romantic acoustic song for your first dance as a married couple. The acoustic sound will add an intimate and personal touch to this special moment. Work closely with your acoustic wedding band to ensure that they can perform the song live and create a magical atmosphere for your first dance.

4. **Dinner Music**: During the reception, acoustic musicians can provide background music that enhances the dining experience. Choose a mix of soothing and melodic tunes that allow for conversation while creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.

5. **Dancing**: Acoustic bands can also get your guests on their feet and create a lively atmosphere for dancing. Choose upbeat acoustic songs that energize the crowd and keep the party going. The acoustic sound will add a unique twist to familiar tunes, making them even more enjoyable to dance to.

Remember, communication with your acoustic wedding band is key. Discuss your specific needs and preferences with them to ensure they can tailor their performances to create the ambience you desire for each part of your wedding day.

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Hire Acoustic Bands for Corporate Events

Bring Life to Your Corporate Event with Music8
Choose from a selection of talented acoustic bands and acoustic guitarists to give your next corporate event that extra special touch.

1. Professional and Experienced Musicians
Music8 is dedicated to providing you with the best selection of professional and experienced acoustic bands and acoustic guitarists. We understand the importance of making your corporate event a success, that’s why we only work with the best.

2. Customizable Sets
We offer custom sets to ensure that your corporate event is truly one-of-a-kind. Our musicians are incredibly versatile and can play anything from rock, pop, jazz, and folk, to classical, blues, and funk.

3. Professional Sound and Lighting
Our bands use only high-quality sound and lighting equipment to ensure that your event runs smoothly and your guests are mesmerized. We will always make sure to put your guests first, making sure that their experience is truly unforgettable.

Live Acoustic Music for a Garden Party

Garden parties are always a great way to celebrate any special occasion. But why not take it to the next level and add a touch of music to your evening? Booking an acoustic band for your garden party is a great way to create a relaxed and intimate atmosphere.

From gentle background tunes to upbeat acoustic covers, an acoustic band can provide the perfect soundtrack for your festivities. Not only will the music create a lively atmosphere, but it will also create an enjoyable experience for your guests.

An acoustic band is also a great choice for outdoor celebrations since they don’t require any bulky or expensive equipment. Hence this makes them perfect for those looking to keep their garden party low-key and cost-effective.

The acoustic band’s wide range of musical styles, also makes them a great choice for any kind of event. Whether you’re looking for a rock and roll vibe or a more relaxed and mellow atmosphere, you can be sure that the band can provide the perfect music for your special occasion.

So, if you’re looking for a unique way to add some extra fun to your garden party, why not consider booking one of our acoustic bands? With their diverse range of musical styles, an acoustic band can help create a truly unforgettable experience for your guests.

Sound Limiters at Venues

More and more venues are now having sound limiters fitted at their venue. This is a device that measures the level of noise in decibels. When the pre-set level is reached the sound limiter will cut off the supply to the bands instruments which might trigger damage to their equipment.

There is a visual sign on the limiter that services a “traffic light” system:

Green indicates there is no problem.

Amber indicates sound levels are approaching the optimum limit.

Red indicates it has actually been breached.

If the light stays on red for just a few secs, after that the sound limiter is going to cut off the power.

Many limiters are set between 85-95 decibels but differ from one venue to another. Factors for a limiter having to be fitted are mainly the locality or from neighbours complaining regarding the noise.

The benefit of hiring an acoustic band rather than a party band is that they should not be affected by a limiter as they perform unplugged or with low amplification.

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Acoustic Bands FAQs

All our live acoustic bands and acoustic duos will have Public Liability Insurance (PLI) certificates and a portable appliance tested (PAT). All our acoustic wedding bands can provide these for your venue if required.

The average set-up and sound check for an acoustic band is around 60-90 minutes, depending on how far it is from the car park to the stage. A solo acoustic artist or an acoustic duo will take less time. The standard set times for an acoustic band will either be 2 x 60 minutes or 3 x 40 minutes with around 20-minute breaks in between. Most acoustic wedding bands will also provide a free DJ service in between sets. Prices will include a 6 pm arrival to a midnight finish if you hire an acoustic wedding band for the evening entertainment.

A professional acoustic band will come self-contained with sound equipment and some additional lighting for the performance area if it is required.

Depending on the line-up, a 3-piece party band will need approx. 3m x 3m. It will increase by an additional meter for any extra band members. So, for example, a 4-piece band would need 4m x 3m and so on. This space is required, for PA equipment, drums, amps, and any lighting, etc. Check the venue has enough space before booking any acoustic band, and 13 amp plug sockets are available to plug in the equipment.

A supply of refreshments, like soft drinks, coffee, tea, and water, plus a buffet-style meal, would be much appreciated by the musicians especially, if it is for a wedding as it will likely be a long day for them. Check that they can park vehicles as close to the church or venue as possible to save time unloading their equipment. If you are having an event outside, your acoustic band will need some cover like a gazebo, and electrical supply. Always check the venue for a sound limiter as it may dictate the wedding band for hire. An acoustic Duo and solo acoustic act will not be affected by a sound limiter.

All our acoustic bands for weddings will take time to learn your favorite song, whether it is for the first dance at your wedding or a special song for a birthday party or any other special occasion.

All our acoustic bands for hire will have deputies to cover any band member that cannot make the day of the event through illness or for any reason.

Solo acoustic artists for £300. An acoustic duo from £500, Trios and 4-piece from £700-£1500.

To hire wedding bands through our live entertainment agency is simple. Once you have picked your acoustic band, we will take a deposit to secure your band or artist. A contract will be produced for you and the band, for peace of mind. Final payment of the outstanding balance will be required the week of your wedding or event.

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Are You Looking for a Solo Acoustic Singer?

Are you in search of a talented solo acoustic singer for your next event? Look no further! There are many professional acoustic singers available to provide you with the perfect entertainment for your occasion.

Acoustic singers are able to perform a variety of music genres, from classic to contemporary. Whether you’re hosting a wedding, corporate function, or private party, an acoustic singer can provide the perfect atmosphere. Many acoustic singers specialize in different styles, such as folk, pop, jazz, and more, so you can find the perfect performer for your event.

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