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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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The Best Wedding Songs for the Biggest Moments

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.

Outdoor Garden Party Ideas to Entertain Your Guests

Outdoor Garden Party Ideas to Entertain Your Guests

From outdoor garden party entertainment to this year's trendiest decorations.

How to Pick the Perfect Event Venue

How to Pick the Perfect Event Venue

Looking for the perfect venue for your next event? Consider these important factors before you start your search.

The Complete Violinist Booking Guide for 2022: Tips, Costs and FAQs

The Complete Violinist Booking Guide for 2022: Tips, Costs and FAQs

Learn everything you could possibly need to know about hiring a violinist.

How to Find a Wedding Band

How to Find a Wedding Band

If you're thinking about hiring a live wedding band but are feeling a little out of your comfort zone, then not to worry - you're not alone!

18 Totally Bodacious Ideas For Your 80s Theme Party

18 Totally Bodacious Ideas For Your 80s Theme Party

Check out our list of totally rad party ideas to get your 80s theme party started.

94 Fun Wedding Ideas to Entertain Your Guests

94 Fun Wedding Ideas to Entertain Your Guests

Dive deep into our 94 fun wedding ideas to keep your guests entertained on your special day.

How to Plan an Awards Ceremony in 5 Simple Steps

How to Plan an Awards Ceremony in 5 Simple Steps

Planning ideas and tips on how to create a successful corporate awards ceremony.

Should I Book a Wedding Band or DJ?

Should I Book a Wedding Band or DJ?

Wedding Band vs DJ - we outline everything you need to know before booking your wedding entertainment.

14 Fun & Unique Birthday Party Ideas

14 Fun & Unique Birthday Party Ideas

Inspiring birthday celebration ideas to make your special day epic!

The Complete Wedding Singer Booking Guide for 2022: Tips, Costs and FAQs

The Complete Wedding Singer Booking Guide for 2022: Tips, Costs and FAQs

From ceremony music to evening dancing, here's everything you need to know.

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.

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?

The Complete Mariachi Band Booking Guide for 2022: Tips, Costs and FAQs

The Complete Mariachi Band Booking Guide for 2022: Tips, Costs and FAQs

Learn everything you could possibly need to know about hiring a Mariachi Band..

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.

17 Wicked Ideas to Get Your 90s Theme Party Bangin'

17 Wicked Ideas to Get Your 90s Theme Party Bangin'

A 90s theme is sure to get your guests pumped for a fun-filled evening of nostalgia.

How to Plan a Festival Wedding That Rocks

How to Plan a Festival Wedding That Rocks

Create an unforgettable festival themed wedding with our essential guide.

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!

40+ Incredible Jazz Bands for Your Great Gatsby Themed Party

40+ Incredible Jazz Bands for Your Great Gatsby Themed Party

Choose the perfect live entertainment to make your Great Gatsby themed event a roaring success!

Anniversary Party Ideas to Celebrate in Style

Anniversary Party Ideas to Celebrate in Style

Are you ready to get your anniversary party started? Here are just a few awesome ideas to help get your wheels turning.

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 Pick The Right Band For Your Birthday Party

How To Pick The Right Band For Your Birthday Party

Make your birthday party legendary with one of our recommended party bands.

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.

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.