Choosing the right music for your wedding day is just as important as finding the right musicians. Key points during the day where music can enhance the occasion is at the wedding ceremony, during the drinks reception and wedding breakfast and then in the evening.
Do we have to choose music on your Listen Page
Not at all! The tracks on our listen page are there to give you inspiration and help you choose music for your wedding day. The songs on our listen page represent some of the most popular choices and a lot of brides will choose from this list. Our iPads that we play from contain around 2000 songs and pieces of music and this is expanding all the time as we find new releases and take requests from brides.
Arranging and Playing Your favourite song:
More importantly – even we don’t already know your favourite song, we will arrange and play it for you. We do not make any charge for sourcing or learning new music. In fact we love the chance to find new songs we haven’t already played!
Can you Choose the music for us?
Yes absolutely. If you don’t want anything specific and are happy for JAM Duo to choose suitable music on your behalf we can do this. Just let us know what styles you prefer – Upbeat, Pop, Jazz, Classical etc. We will then judge the best songs to suit the occasion.
When do you need to know our choice of music?
If you have any specific requests please email these to us a month before your wedding if possible.
How many songs do I need to choose for our wedding?
This will depend on which part of your wedding ceremony we are playing for. There is more detail about that on our wedding page. However as a rough guide 1 song is usually around 4 minutes in length. We have also put together a short guide as to the amount of music you might need which you can view here.
We will usually take a short break each hour. On average, at a drinks reception for example, we will play around 10 songs per hour.
Will my song choice be suitable for Cello and Piano?
When choosing a song which you haven’t heard on our listen page, please bear in mind that it won’t sound quite like the original. Generally the cello takes the melody but we don’t have drums or electronic synthesisers. If the song you choose is based purely around rhythm and repetitive electronic effects this may not be well suited to cello and piano. Nevertheless we are always prepared to try things out so if you aren’t sure, please email us with your song choice and we will see how it sounds.
Can you accompany a Singer?
Yes potentially we can accompany as a duo, or Jules can just accompany on the keyboard if you wish. All we need is to liaise with your singer in advance to confirm the music and what key it’s in etc. Ideally we would want to have a short rehearsal with them beforehand. This can either be on the day or a day before. Depending on the complexity and time needed to rehearse, this may attract an additional fee. But do please contact us for details as we are always happy to help out and work with other musicians.
Can you accompany Hymn Singing?
Again yes we can although this would best be done by Jules on the Keyboard. Jules is also a church organist so if there is an organ at your venue or if it is a church wedding and you don’t have an organist, Jules can step in. There will be a small extra fee for this but no more than you would normally pay for an organist.