Live Music Options
For Your Reception
There are a multitude of choices for live music at your wedding reception. Consider the possibilities.
A basic dance band begins with a keyboard, bass and percussion. A five-piece band might add an electric guitar and saxophone, and is a good starting size for a typical wedding. Additional instruments may be added depending on the style of music that the band plays.
Some bands specialize in one type of music; others are able to play a variety of musical styles, from swing to soft rock, rhythm and blues to disco. If you want a "big band" sound, expect six to seven band members at least. A big band with a full brass section can have up to thirteen horn players.
Here are some options to consider:
- Big Band Orchestra
- Big Band Orchestra with a full brass section
- Soul band
- Rock band
- Rhythm and blues band
- Jazz band
- Jazz trio or quartet
- Marimba band (consisting of a keyboard, bass, drums and marimba, a type of xylophone used in African music)
- String trio or quartet
- Electric violinist