Wedding Entertainment in Yorkshire

It's a great idea to hire some form of entertainment for your wedding guests and there are so many different approaches to inspire you.

To give you just a few Yorkshire wedding entertainment ideas to whet your appetite: think about jazz singers, soul bands, fireworks, harpists, magicians, fun casinos, Wedding DJs, caricature artists, singing waiters and even fortune tellers.

Aside from the ceremony itself, music often forms a hugely important aspect of almost any wedding. It really helps create the mood you would like whether romantic, fun and laughter, but above all helps to make your day one to remember for you and your guests for many years to come.

Here’s some great wedding entertainers based in Yorkshire from places like Leeds, Bradford, York, Sheffield, Doncaster and Harrogate, whom you might want to get in touch with...

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Marsden Fringe Festival

Marsden Fringe Festival has scored a musical hat-trick this year with three of the UK's leading jazz musicians on one billing. TRYPL, playing Saturday 8th October at 7pm, Marsden Mechanics, is an exciting collaboration between trombonist and composer Trevor Mires, trumpeter Ryan Quigley and saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist Paul Booth.The band have played, recorded and toured with many of THE biggest names in the business including Quincy Jones, Ron Carter, Aretha Franklin, Harry Connick Jr, George Michael, Sir Tom Jones, Gregory Porter, Michael Bublé and Robbie Williams, to name a few.

Posted: 28 September 2022

Supergroup Claire Richards & Duncan James surprise couple on their wedding day

Pop royalty, Claire Richards and Duncan James, joined forces on Saturday 17th September, as the ultimate wedding band - Simply Wed - to surprise one lucky couple with a performance of poptastic floor-filling songs on their wedding day. Anna Novelli and Samuel Hold from Bournemouth were delighted when the power duo 'crashed the wedding' at the Larmer Street in Wiltshire, to surprise guests and the lucky couple with the performance of a lifetime. The couple - both Steps and Blue superfans - were overwhelmed with joy to have the newly minted wedding supergroup perform, having known all the routines to Claire and Duncan's biggest hits since childhood!

Posted: 26 September 2022

Duncan James from Blue and Claire Richards from Steps will sing at your wedding!

To celebrate the nation's love of cheese, as we head into wedding season, Mini Cheddars has brought together two pop icons - Duncan James from Blue and Claire Richards from Steps - in musical matrimony to form the ultimate wedding supergroup - Simply Wed. And one lucky couple will win an exclusive performance from 'Simply Wed' at their wedding this September. To mark the launch of the wedding supergroup, Mini Cheddars commissioned research revealing the ultimate wedding playlist with Dancing Queen by ABBA taking the top spot – 46 years after it was first released. A poll of 2,000 wedding guests saw Don't Stop Me Now by Queen and Neil Diamond's Sweet Caroline complete the top three. The 'big day' playlist also included Happy by Pharrell Williams, Toploader's Dancing in the Moonlight, as well as Mr Brightside by The Killers. Also featured in the top 40 were Single Ladies by Beyonce, 5,6,7,8 by Steps and One Love by Blue.

Posted: 29 July 2022

The songs millennials want played for their first dance

Over the past year, UK searches for 'first dance songs 2022' have increased by +1,300%, whilst searches for 'first dance ideas for non-dancers have increased by +300% showing that more couples are looking for inspiration. The first dance is likely to be one of the most memorable moments of your wedding, so naturally, newlyweds are determined to pick the most suitable song. A decision needs to be made whether to choose an old classic or maybe the new love song that's currently in the charts.

Posted: 19 June 2022

Ensuring the music matches the matrimony

Your wedding will feature as one of the most unforgettable days of your life, with everything from the vows to the venue in your memories forever. It goes without saying, then, that you will want to make your day as special as possible. Every detail counts, right down to the flowers, food and other festivities. However, the music is often not at the top of the priority list for many couples, but it sets the mood and tone of the whole wedding. What will be playing whilst your guests eat? What kind of tunes will keep the party going into the night? What track will inspire tears of joy during the first dance? These certainly aren't simple questions to answer.

Posted: 31 May 2022

Upcoming showcases for renowned band

The Blue Lion Band are live music experts, wedding enthusiasts, and party starters. They offer high energy live music for weddings, festivals, private functions, and corporate events. Their band size is fully customisable from 3 to 14 musicians, making them the perfect fit for any event budget or style. Blue Lion's talented musicians have performed with renowned artists including Ellie Goulding, Kanye West, Mark Knopfler, Tom Jones, George Michael, Gotye, and Alicia Keys. They work to make every event unforgettable, creating and delivering high-energy, fun performances to keep the dance floor jumping. This talented crew will create a set list to suit your musical preferences, from elegant classical music or string pop covers for the ceremony, to jazz during cocktail hour, and dance music to get the crowd going during the reception. If you're planning a destination wedding, Blue Lion Band travels around the world! They are available to perform at events throughout the United Kingdom and for travel to France, Italy, Spain, Germany, and more.

Posted: 3 May 2022

The UK’s Favourite First Dance Songs As Wedding Size Limits Lift

From the 21st June, limits on wedding sizes lifted and couples across the country will be getting their wedding playlists ready, but what could be more important than the first dance song - especially for the next four weeks when this dance it the only one allowed! Selecting a song which has meaning to the special couple can be tricky. Many couples know that whatever song they choose will go on to forever be known as 'their song', which adds pressure to making the right choice. It's perhaps then no surprise that there are almost 1,000 first-dance dedicated playlists on Spotify to help couples choose, but which songs are the most favoured?

New data analysed by five-star hotel, The Grand, York has revealed the most popular songs to play during a first dance in 2021. Analysing over 57,000 songs on Spotify, the current top ten list has been revealed, and the results might just be surprising. Securing both first and third place is the hugely successful Ed Sheeran and taking second, is 2021 X Factor winner, James Arthur.

Posted: 23 June 2021

How to get pitch perfect wedding music – with Phil Richards Music

At Your Yorkshire Wedding magazine, we want to help you plan your dream wedding. That's why we put your wedding planning questions straight to our local wedding experts so you can get the best advice. Today, Phil Richards of Phil Richards Music answers your question and gives advice on getting your music right for your wedding day. "How do we achieve a classic feel for our music in the day, but still get the party started in the evening?" Read on for the answer...

Posted: 13 April 2021

CherryTop Weddings launch new interactive entertainment experience

CherryTop Weddings has developed a new Covid-secure interactive wedding entertainment experience that can be enjoyed by guests attending as well as friends and relatives watching remotely. (It's also ideal for larger celebrations when restrictions lift.) Everyone will receive a 'Love Story' which is a printed booklet personalised by the couple. It contains photographs of the newlyweds and activities chosen by them including a quiz to find out how much their guests know about them, wedding speech bingo, word searches, drawing challenges and much more.

Posted: 18 March 2021

Unique way to make your wedding day special during Covid

The beauty of lockdown is having extra time on your hands to plan the big day and spend more time looking in to extra ways to make the event truly bespoke. Lark is an exciting new company which composes tailor-made, personalised songs – perfect for weddings. Lark's team of award-winning writers, musicians and producers, who have worked with the likes of Alicia Keys, Amy Winehouse, Sia and Sam Smith, collaborate with couples to craft a completely bespoke song from scratch. The finished product is a mastered piece of music - truly unique and meaningful to them which will be treasured forever.

Posted: 22 January 2021