Wedding Bands Melbourne
WHY CHOOSE A TRIO WEDDING BAND FOR YOUR WEDDING CEREMONY?
When it comes to planning a day that you and your guests will remember for the rest of your lives, entertainment plays an incredibly important part. Now, imagine having your very own acoustic wedding band supporting (and helping create) all the magical moments of your wedding; from singing the songs you love, to hitting all the right notes (with your guests, and literally of course)!
Well, we want to make that dream a reality for you. The team at Hey Jack are proud of our long-standing relationships with the most seasoned performers that make up Melbourne’s best acoustic trio bands (#workfam). Over the years we’ve made countless love matches of our own – between pairing the perfect musical entertainment with countless incredible weddings. Whichever of our talented acoustic trios you select, they know how to fill the room with an unbeatable atmosphere and ambience, from the beginning through to the very end of the day.
AN ACOUSTIC TRIO CREATES A SUBLIME atmosphere FOR YOUR WEDDING CEREMONY
With live music, you also have more control to start and stop at certain pivotal moments and adjust pace to suit your walking speed (more important than you’d think, promise!).
Your chosen acoustic band will complement your theme and style and can be a feature point of your wedding – other than the MVP’s (you and your partner of course!). You’ll be able to review the setlist of songs well in advance and make any changes you need to ensure what gets played on the day is what you and your guests will love hearing. And if a trio isn’t enough, consider a full string quartet for your Melbourne wedding with Hey Jack!
OUR TRIO ARTISTS CREATE MUSIC TO TAKE YOU FROM DAY TO all night long
From your arrival, to your exit, a wedding band weaves and creates a story for your entire day through music. In many cases, this begins before you even set foot on the aisle. Your acoustic trio entertains your guests with beautiful vocals supported by soft strings, acoustic guitar or even piano keys, whilst everyone excitedly awaits your arrival. You’ll be treated to beautiful harmonies for pre-ceremony music, the bridal entrance, signing registry and as your guests mingle with each other sipping cocktails whilst enjoying canapé hour.
With an all-day package, you’ll be able to hear all of the above and more! Of course, this includes the highly anticipated big band style show stopper as you both make your reception entrance as an *officially married couple* (congrats) and a beautiful, meaningful song of your choice for your first dance. Bands know better than anyone how to get a party started. When your guests are ready to hit the D-floor, your trio will raise the roof and keep the night young!
SO, IS A phenomenal LIVE TRIO BAND RIGHT FOR YOUR WEDDING?
AN, amazing TRIO BAND MEANS ‘YOUR DAY, YOUR WAY’!
THE BEST WEDDING ENTERTAINMENT, SERVED shaken AND STIRRED
At Hey Jack, we don’t provide ‘cookie cutter’ wedding entertainment. We want to offer our couples something different and innovative – wedding entertainment with a twist. Maybe you want to take the relaxed, yet sophisticated acoustic trio band that played at your ceremony and blow everyone’s metaphorical hats off with the arrival of a trumpet or bongo drums (image those congo lines though!) for your reception!
Custom additions such as instrumentalists or a second vocalist at your reception are a fantastic way to surprise guests and elevate your entertainment to keep the energy levels up and people on their feet all night long. Beyond the music gold, live bands are top tier when it comes to interactivity. Saxophonists, trumpet players and bongo drummers can move around freely with their instruments, jumping off the stage to weave in and out of the crowd. Your guests will love this attention and the unique ability to mingle with the performers.
For example, Hey Jack specialises in wedding photography and videography services also so this trio when bundled is more cost effective. If you need to relocate in between your ceremony and reception, we’ve got you covered. We account for this upfront so you don’t get hit with sneaky extra charges later. If your coverage is booked for seven hours, this includes travel time in between, not on top!
Wedding Entertainment that delivers value
Don’t resort to rubbing an antique gold lamp for genie wishes; if having a trio band play at your wedding is what you want, there are ways to make this option work for you without breaking the budget. You can opt to just have them play at your ceremony and then switch to a wedding DJ for your reception, who will help create a party atmosphere for less since they roll solo.
Or, if you’d really like live music all day (and night) long, we have designed packages to provide you with the best value for your big day. This could be an ‘All day’ 7-hour (or longer if you’d like) music package. Another option is bundling some wedding services together. Did you know Hey Jack specialise in photography and videography services also? When these are packaged together with your entertainment you end up with a professional, highly qualified team who all know each other, plus it is more time and cost effective for you than using several different providers.
From the shore to the stage, we’ve got you covered
It doesn’t matter if your wedding venue is beachside or bar-side (one G&T, please), our trio bands travel all around Melbourne. From rustic farm houses to sprawling wineries, a setting along the peninsula, or city central (and everything in between). Your band will be in contact with your chosen venue a few weeks prior to your wedding date to ensure the sound system is in check. Worst-case scenario, let’s say your venue doesn’t have power, they’ll also have a back-up battery powered sound system. Nothing gets left till the last minute – preparation is our middle name. Every single Hey Jack acoustic trio wedding band is highly experienced and this ain’t their first rodeo so-to-speak. We promise, as wedding veterans, they’ll deliver a super engaging performance that matches the vibe of your tribe. Our seasoned musicians know how to read the room and respond to the energy, be that relaxed or upbeat.
Meet & Greet
We understand how essential it is to familiarise yourself and feel comfortable with your chosen act before your big day. Just like you want might taste test your cake, we want you to sample our music acts too! Hey Jack have videos available of all our trio bands, so you can get to know their performance style ahead of time. This is integral for you to get a feel for how a band interacts with each other and of course their sound. We understand that in some cases this might not be enough, and it’s nice to see your act perform live or meet them in person prior. If you’d like, we can organise a meeting with your musicians. If the dates suit you, you might be able to see them performing live at a pre-booked public venue.
We love meeting our couples beforehand too! We want you to know you’re in a safe pair of hands and have confidence that the act you’re choosing is going to be amazing on your big day.
Answering ALL your ‘Curly Questions’
We love the curly questions! Some of our most asked are below:
“I want to secure my entertainment but don’t know my wedding times yet!” No problem! We work around you! If you’d like to lock in your wedding band so no one else snaps them up in the meantime, just pay your deposit and let us know the date. We can work out the timing details later!
“What happens if the musicians need to stop the music to say, use the bathroom?” Superhuman talent, yes, but still human – your musicians will inevitably need to take a few reasonable bathroom breaks throughout the day and refuel.
Each experienced artist knows how to keep their breaks short and sweet. Breaks are timed so that you have live music for all the important moments throughout the day – you’ll never be without live music for your reception entrance, cutting the cake, your first dance, speeches, etc. Your performers can also cue a pre-corded song to play during any breaks that fits your overall song selection style.
How to choose the right acoustic trio band for your special day
There are a few things to factor in when it comes to choosing the perfect music mix for your wedding.
Have you checked out performances of your act before you book them (videos online or at a live event, where possible)? When can help guide you in the right direction when it comes to this, just ask!
Consider the style of music you’d like to listen to and if that will work for your all the special moments throughout the day. For example, you might know that low-key relaxed music is going to be beautiful for your ceremony, but, if you’re after an upbeat party vibe for your reception, do any instruments or performers need to be added to achieve this?
We can help you pick the best selection of instruments to complement your band’s vocalist and the vision you want to create. If you’d like an interactive element, a sax or drums are a great choice. An electric guitar is also a brilliant option to bring some extra oomph to the setlist of songs.
Finally, are there any special requests you have for your wedding – we can check with your preferred act and come back to you. The entire Hey Jack team is here to make your day as magical and memorable as possible!
Let’s find your perfect Melbourne acoustic band together
We know there are so many details that go into planning a wedding (we won’t list them all)! Often, this is a fun experience, but it can also be a bit stressful at times. We’re those extra hands you wish you had! Hey Jack are here to make the process of picking your perfect wedding band entertainment as simple as possible. Making sure you have a great experience before you even get to your special day is our number one goal!
You’ll have your very own dedicated, experienced Event Manager on hand to answer any and every question (no question is too silly, promise), and make sure things run smoothly throughout the entire process. We’ll set up a personalised online Music Portal where you can review and curate your own setlist and check song requests (including listing the moment you want them played – i.e., aisle, first dance, bouquet toss)! You bring the guests, we’ll bring the music, and together let’s make some magic memories that last a lifetime.
How long in advance do I need to book my wedding live band?
Firstly, congrats on your engagement! Organising your wedding day is such an exciting time, but we also know the feels around it can be very daunting. When booking wedding entertainment, we do recommend planning a year in advance to remove additional stress closer to the big day. This timeframe is suggested due to the high proportion of weddings that take place every day across Melbourne. To be frank, wedding entertainment is in high demand, especially during the peak wedding seasons of spring and summer. It’s always best to secure your dream musician a year or more in advance to avoid having them stolen by another couple.
Can I meet the members of the band before my wedding?
We totally understand you wish for your band to get to know you before the big event, which is why we have set up a music portal for every Hey Jack client. This portal gives you the opportunity to customise all song choices, genres, and must-play and ‘do not play’ songs. By providing this information, your musicians can get to know your musical taste before they take centre stage at your wedding. If you have any questions for your band, feel free to convey them in the meeting with your very own planning team scheduled for a month before your wedding day.
How long does the wedding live band perform for at my wedding?
Okay, here’s the game plan; Generally, bands kick start the reception, which on average, last for 5 hours of good tunes and crazy dance moves. Your professional performers will arrive well before their first song to set up and perform a sound check to ensure their performance is seamless. Bands tend to perform a more pulled-back, tame set to begin whilst everyone gets comfortable entering the reception. Then when the event is ready to get into gear, generally after the first dance, they turn it up a notch with an upbeat bracket to get the dance floor pumping. An important detail to note is that our musicians take 15-minute breaks every hour to rest their vocal cords, but rest assured that the vibes will still be there with a curated playlist.
Am I able to choose the wedding band music?
Of course, it’s your dream day after all! You can be in complete control of what music you want your band to play at your wedding. Hey Jack provides every couple with their very own musical portal. Here, you can add your favourite bangers, ballads and bops. Your wedding band will have access to this portal and will create a shortlist of the songs they have already mastered or are open to learning for the big event. Or, if you’re at a loss of what music you want to hear on the night, let your band take control and choose for you.
Do I need to provide a seat with food and drinks for the band?
Whilst all our bands are professional performers committed to giving their best, they are also humans and require food throughout the night. Hey Jack does request that all band members are provided with a plate of food to keep their energy high so they can perform at their best. Most wedding venues or organisers will be aware of this and will likely ask you to confirm if a meal is required for entertainment. Please say yes! Also worth noting; almost all of our performers also love a slither of wedding cake if you’re feeling generous.
Are there videos available of the wedding band performing at other venues?
Yes, of course! Head over to the Entertainment page on our website and choose any of the acts we are in collaboration with. Each has its own page and profile, with videos available to showcase its amazing talent. All our entertainment groups at Hey Jack have a unique style, taste and appearance. Take your time exploring the generous amount of video content to ensure you know all of your options across all of our wedding entertainers, including wedding singers, duos and bands. Happy listening!
Are there restrictions on the types of venues your bands can perform?
With thousands of venues all around Victoria, there’s no surprise that different venues have different demands and restrictions. Lucky for you, the performers at Hey Jack have played at numerous venues and have experienced just about all venue conditions. This means that you don’t need to take on the stress of the entertainment technicalities as your band will be prepared for your venue or will be ready to pre-plan for any new or unknown locations. So, you can focus on other more stressful details- you know, like what flavour cake represents your love.
Will we have to organise the audio and equipment for our wedding band?
Where Hey Jack is involved, you don’t have to stress about sourcing your own audio and equipment! Our performers come ready to rock with all the equipment necessary to put on the best wedding performance of all time. However, if your venue is already organised and prepped with all things audio and equipment, please let your band know so they can pack a little lighter.
What is the standard booking policy?
Ready to lock in your perfect performer? Our standard booking policy is an initial 30% payment to lock in your band. The remaining balance is to be paid 45 days before your big day. Once that all-important first step of booking (and deposit) is made, you will be given your very own musical portal to start adding in any show-stopping tunes or sweet serenades you wish to feature on the day. One-month before showtime, the planning team will take over and give you a run down on all the smaller deets- relieving you to focus on other pressing matters!
What is the best form of contact if I need to get in touch?
We love a chat! The best way to contact Hey Jack is by filling out the contact form on our website- you’ll find this under our main menu as ‘submit an enquiry’. We also recommended creating a shortlist of your entertainment preferences- you can do this by viewing the performer’s profile on our website and tapping the “add to shortlist” button. This automatically populates and will be included on your enquiry form. Filling out the form with all your essential information will assist our team in better understanding your wedding or event details, allowing us to get the party started quicker.