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

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.

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.

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 2022

The Best Last Dance Wedding Songs for 2022

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

50+ Awesome Party Bands to Make Your New Year's Eve Bash Epic!

50+ Awesome Party Bands to Make Your New Year's Eve Bash Epic!

Party bands, acoustic duos, jazz and swing bands; we've plenty of choice to make your NYE event a success!

Wedding Checklist: The Ultimate Wedding Planning Guide

Wedding Checklist: The Ultimate Wedding Planning Guide

From 18th months before the date to the big day itself.

65+ House Bands and Musicians for London Venue Residencies

65+ House Bands and Musicians for London Venue Residencies

London musicians and bands for regular live entertainment.

The Complete Guide to Singing Waiters (Shhh!)

The Complete Guide to Singing Waiters (Shhh!)

Everything you need to know about undercover singers - you'll never look at a waiter in the same way again!

The Top Wedding Trends You'll See in 2022

The Top Wedding Trends You'll See in 2022

Some exciting and mouthwatering ideas that have become ubiquitous at modern day weddings.

100+ Best First Dance Songs For Your Wedding in 2022

100+ Best First Dance Songs For Your Wedding in 2022

Struggling to think of a first dance? Then take a look at our list of classics to choose from.

 The Wedding Band Glossary for Newbies

The Wedding Band Glossary for Newbies

Don't know your breakables from your backline? Check out our glossary of some of the most common industry terms.

How to Nail Your Evening Wedding Schedule

How to Nail Your Evening Wedding Schedule

Plan your evening wedding reception schedule like a pro.

Popular Wedding Hymns for 2022

Popular Wedding Hymns for 2022

Everything you need to know when choosing your wedding hymns

1000+ Cover Band Songs for 2022

1000+ Cover Band Songs for 2022

Popular Songs for Function Band Set Lists