The Perfect Music

for Your Perfect Day

Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life and you want it to be memorable for all the right reasons. The perfect dress; a handsome groom; all your favourite people gathered together; a wonderful venue; delicious food; a gorgeous cake; and … the very best music.

Imagine looking around the dance-floor at your wedding reception and seeing your parents, your relatives, and your best friends all dancing their socks off and having an amazing time. Now that’s a night you’re going to remember for the rest of your life!

And that’s what a wedding reception should be – everybody having a great time dancing to great music.

But that’s all in the future. Right now I imagine you’re discovering that organising a wedding can be pretty stressful - there’s so much to think about and plan!

If you’re reading this page you already know you want to have music at your reception. But what do you choose? Live music, a DJ or can you afford both?

Well, seeing as it’s your wedding day I don’t think you should have to choose!

That’s why I offer both live music and a full DJ service in all my packages, so you get:

★    The energy of a live set with covers of all your favourite bands (2 x 45 minutes)

★    A full DJ service with the best music from the 60s to the present day, including       your personal favourites.

★    Professional lighting and excellent sound quality, perfectly suited to the size of the venue

★    The benefit of 15 years of experience

★    Background music of your choice whenever you need it

★    A much more affordable rate as you are paying for one person not two


Live music

Live music adds a real energy to any occasion and few things in life beat dancing the night away to your favourite songs surrounded by your favourite people.

I’ve been performing live now for 15 years and still my favourite thing is playing at weddings. There’s nothing like being a part of a couple’s big day – meeting up beforehand, helping you choose your play-list, planning out how you want the evening to go, and then being there to help you finally relax and let your hair down as all the pressure falls away.

I play acoustic guitar and cover a wide variety of rock and pop classics that are suited to all ages.

If you’d like to hear me in action then please visit the “Hear Me Now” page. I don’t just do weddings so you could also visit my “Upcoming Gigs” page and see if I’m playing anywhere near you soon. If I am, just let me know you’re coming and I’ll arrange some free tickets for you and we can chat before or after my set.

On the evening of the wedding I usually play 2 sets lasting 45 minutes each. I’m happy to discuss beforehand which songs you’d like me to play. If there’s a particular song you’d love to hear live that isn’t in my current repertoire just let me know and I will learn the song for you in time for the big day. It’s something I’m happy to do and I’ve done before.

Playing live also means there’s the chance to personalise the lyrics of certain songs if you’d like me to.

The song you choose for your first dance is always the most personal choice for any couple. Some people want to dance to the original song they first fell in love to, while others ask me to perform it live. Whichever option you choose I’m happy to accommodate your needs.


Full DJ Service

In between my live sets I provide a full DJ service, set up to ensure there is continuous music throughout the evening.

★This means that you only have to make one booking to get both live music and a DJ

★It saves you the headache of finding two people you are happy with

★It saves you money as my costs are combined

★And it also means there will only be one set of sound equipment at your reception which is particularly

   helpful in small to medium-size venues.

My extensive music collection includes the best rock, disco, pop, soul and chart music from the 60s to the present day. The songs are all well-known and are suitable for all ages and thanks to my experience I know just what songs to put on at just the right moment to get everyone up on the dance floor.

I’m happy to take requests and will have a wireless internet connection with me so I can get hold of any song within minutes if you suddenly think of a song you want me to play that I don’t happen to have. Of course, if you have given me a list of “Do not play” songs I will always respect that.

If you’d like background music playing during any parts of the evening, separate to the Disco and Live Music, then just let me know and I can arrange that.

A hassle-free experience

Being married myself I understand how important this day is to you. That’s why I go out of my way to make sure everything runs smoothly. I’m here to help you, not add to your hassles.

At any wedding there are always a wide range of ages. You’ll want to have music that encourages everyone to get up on the dance-floor at some point. I can help you think about and plan a play-list in advance that you’re happy with but that will also keep all your guests entertained.

I always make sure that I set up my equipment at the most convenient time for you when there will be no disturbance. My professional lighting matches the standard you would expect from any professional DJ and having done this so many times you can also be assured that the sound quality will be excellent and perfectly suited to the size of the venue.

If you have not made arrangements for someone to make announcements such as the cutting of the cake, I am on hand to fulfil that role for you if needed. My style is polite and friendly. I can also quickly change the mood of the music whenever necessary to best suit whatever is happening at the time. And if you’re wondering what I wear, you’ll be pleased to know that my chosen outfit is a suit.  During the day I will try and choose a suit that allows me to blend in, avoiding colours that may clash with the bridal party.

If you are having a large wedding you may want to use microphones for the speeches. I can supply discreet wireless mics on the day that will mean every word will be heard by all your guests – assuming you want the best man’s speech to be heard by everyone!

Various packages all at affordable prices

Package 1- Live Sets Only

★    Two 45 minute sets of live acoustic entertainment

★    Professional Lighting

★    First Dance (learnt and played live if required)

★    Cost - £495

Package 2 - Evening Disco & Live Sets Only

★    Two 45 minute sets of live acoustic entertainment

★    Professional Lighting

★    First Dance (learnt and played live if required)   

★    Entrance music and announcement for the Bride and Groom prior to cutting the cake and the first dance

★    Orchestration of the ‘Cutting of the Cake’ followed by the first dance

★    DJ sets tailored to your tastes (this includes the ‘DO NOT PLAY LIST’)

★    Cost - £695

Package 3 - Everything you need for the day - Solo

★    Two 45 minute sets of live acoustic entertainment for the evening

★    Professional Lighting

★    First Dance (learnt and played live if required)

★    Entrance music and announcement for the Bride and Groom prior to cutting the cake and the first dance

★    Orchestration of the ‘Cutting of the Cake’ followed by the first dance

★    DJ sets tailored to your tastes (this includes the ‘DO NOT PLAY LIST’)

★    Master of Ceremonies (if required)

★    Music for your guests arrival prior to the ceremony (your choice of styles)

★    Music for the entrance of the Bride (live if desired)

★    Music during the signing the register (live if desired)

★    Music for the exit of the Bride and Groom (live if desired)

★    Music during the drinks reception and photos

★    Background music during the Wedding Breakfast

★    Wireless microphones during the speeches (If desired. A faulty one can be arranged for the best man!)

★    Cost - Price on Application

Package 4 - Everything you need for the day - Full Band

★    Two 45 minute sets of live entertainment for the evening from the full band.

★    Professional Lighting

★    First Dance (learnt and played live if required)

★    Entrance music and announcement for the Bride and Groom prior to cutting the cake and the first dance

★    Orchestration of the ‘Cutting of the Cake’ followed by the first dance

★    DJ sets tailored to your tastes (this includes the ‘DO NOT PLAY LIST’)

★    Master of Ceremonies (if required)

★    Music for your guests arrival prior to the ceremony (your choice of styles)

★    Music for the entrance of the Bride (live if desired)

★    Music during the signing the register (live if desired)

★    Music for the exit of the Bride and Groom (live if desired)

★    Music during the drinks reception and photos

★    Background music during the Wedding Breakfast

★    Wireless microphones during the speeches (If desired. A faulty one can be arranged for the best man!)

★    Cost - Price on Application

When you’re ready, it’s easy to get in touch

If you want to check my availability or have any questions please send me an email via ben@justben.co.uk with all the relevant information in it. Or otherwise, simply call me on 07970 727 268 and I’ll be happy to discuss dates and anything else you might like to know.

I look forward to hearing from you, and whatever decision you make regarding your music I wish you a very happy wedding day and a wonderful life together.

Best,

Ben