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Browse through our most popular articles including event planning guides and resources for musicians.

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The Beginner's Guide to Hiring a Wedding Band

From budgets to logistics, insurance and more, here's everything you need to know

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300+ Wedding Song Ideas

The ultimate selection of wedding songs to complement each moment of your big day.

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Musician Toolbox

A collection of free online tools for musicians. More gigs, less admin.

Let's Start Planning...

Organising a wedding, party or corporate event? We've put together a number of essential guides to get you started.

16 Wedding Themes To Suit Your Style

16 Wedding Themes To Suit Your Style

...and the very best live music ideas to match.

How to Plan a Successful Launch Party: The Ultimate Guide

How to Plan a Successful Launch Party: The Ultimate Guide

You've worked hard to bring your dream to life. Now is the time to introduce it to the world!

Should I Book a Wedding Band or DJ?

Should I Book a Wedding Band or DJ?

We'd always recommend a live band for the 'wow factor', but DJs can be a great alternative depending on a number of factors.

How to Plan a Birthday Party Like a Pro

How to Plan a Birthday Party Like a Pro

You've got a grand occasion coming up and you know you should be party planning ... but where do you start?

22 Corporate Event Themes to Impress

22 Corporate Event Themes to Impress

If you're ready to throw the corporate bash of the year, read on for ideas to fuel your corporate event planning genius.

Everything You Need for a 1950s-Themed Wedding

Everything You Need for a 1950s-Themed Wedding

Get your 1950s themed wedding in gear, from vintage fashion to your evening entertainment.

30+ Incredible Wedding Bands with Saxophone

30+ Incredible Wedding Bands with Saxophone

From swing and soul to contemporary pop, the sax is the ultimate addition to any line-up.

Civil Ceremony Wedding Music Guide

Civil Ceremony Wedding Music Guide

Everything you need to know when planning your Civil Ceremony music. From basic music guidelines to live wedding music and song ideas.

25 Unique and Unusual Wedding Music Acts for the Alternative Bride & Groom

25 Unique and Unusual Wedding Music Acts for the Alternative Bride & Groom

Step out of the norm and consider something unique for your special occasion or event.

The Art of Art Deco: How to Plan Your 1920s Wedding

The Art of Art Deco: How to Plan Your 1920s Wedding

Add some 1920s glamour to your big day with a 1920s wedding theme

The Best Last Dance Wedding Songs for 2021

The Best Last Dance Wedding Songs for 2021

Form a circle and get those arms in the air, it's time to warm up those vocal cords!