ALR Music create, manage and book exceptionally talent entertainment for luxury events. Whether you’re looking for the ultimate party band, a 16-piece swing set, classical jazz quartet or a unique live DJ act, ALR have the talent you cannot find anywhere else, for your bespoke wedding entertainment. Here’s Alex’s Essential Guide To Choosing Music For Your Wedding Day….
When should couples start thinking about their music and entertainment?
As there are roughly 20 ‘ideal wedding’ Saturdays in the European Summer calendar, the most popular suppliers become booked 12-24 months in advance. If music is important to you, start looking into it early to ensure you secure the musicians and artists you want. I would also recommend this for photographers, caterers & venues.
What are the options for couples on their big day?
For a wedding ceremony, I always love a string ensemble. ALR Strings are elegant, romantic & timeless. This is what we provided for Idris & Sabria Elba’s wedding in Marrakech.
For the reception, lunch, or a day 2 party, you can’t beat an acoustic roaming band. The Juke Joints always lift a party, as do our Cuban roaming band, The Legends – who featured in the recent James Bond movie.
And for the after party, if you are looking for something a little more elevated than a DJ, a DJ live act like ALR Live always delivers.
For couples who want something a little different – what entertainment acts do you have up your sleeve…
Our bespoke act, The Ibiza Live Orchestra is unique and spot on if you love vocal house classics. A Gospel Choir during your ceremony is a beautiful addition, or a trio delivering a contemporary arrangement that is special to you. We can create any bespoke act for your big day.
What are the hidden obstacles couples don’t normally think about for their big day?
AV/Tech/production – it’s always the cost which couples do not include. In the UK you can find good suppliers for reasonable rates. When you go abroad particularly in France, Spain and Italy the quotes can get astronomical, so we work with our couples to ensure the local company isn’t including enough equipment for a Coldplay concert. If you are investing in a great band, you need good technical support to ensure you can hear and see the band.
Who is your favourite up and coming DJ right now?
Who is the best band to get the party started?
Difficult to choose but The Soul Jets or The Fellas (both performed at Princess Eugenie’s wedding), and definitely The Juke Joints for your Day 2.
What is your favourite venue in London?
The Arts Club & Annabel’s
What is your favourite destination venue?
Villa Il Sereno, Lake Como
And finally, what makes the ALR Music journey stand out? What can couples expect from booking their entertainment with you?
We are a unique live music company. By being a full-service music management company, we create and build all the acts on our roster from scratch. From initial auditions, to rehearsing and styling, all our acts are of the the highest possible standard. Once perfected, our acts can be seen at premium venues across London (The Arts Club, Annabel’s, Amazonico, Quaglinos etc) – so you can see your potential performers in action & feel the atmosphere amazing musicians can crate.
We have a beautiful office in the heart of Soho where couples can come in to meet the team that will be managing the music on your wedding day, arrange their perfect playlists & talk through anything & everything to make you feel excited. We have an incredible format to deliver a unique musical experience for each client’s wedding day.
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