From hauntingly beautiful ceremony ballads, to the buoyant beat of the last dance, music is interwoven throughout every part of a wedding. When carefully selected, wedding bands can transform spaces and create a seamless transition from the emotion of the ceremony to the revelry of the reception. With a live music scene that is renowned around the world, we sifted through Melbourne’s wedding entertainment options and picked out the very best.
With a focus on redefining outdated expectations of wedding singers, we found artists who perform euphoric melodies, acoustic bands sourced from grungy bars and seasoned duos with mesmerizing vocals and hypnotizing harmonies. Here are our hand-selected top picks for artists that fit a highly curated aesthetic.
Longtime fans of Rutherford’s boutique approach to entertainment, we were captivated when one of their DJ’s played at our Anna Sheffield event in Melbourne recently. As Melbourne’s premier entertainment agency, expect a diverse portfolio spilling with amazing artists you won’t find elsewhere. Offering a refreshing ethos of personalized sounds and tailored service, Rutherford take time to get to know their clients, providing them with artists that perfectly compliment their vision. From solo artists with hypnotic vocals to DJ’s with sublime mixes, we love Rutherford for any event.
In an industry heavy with auto-tune and synthesizers, we are allured to calming music, stripped bare. Think raw voices and simple instrumentals, honest music without superfluous extras. Drawing inspiration from Bon Iver, London Grammar and Neil Finn, Nyck (pronounced N-Y-C-K) offer soul-baring tunes without noise and clutter. Perfect for those hypnotic ballads as you walk down the aisle, Nyck give us goosebumps every time.
Growing up together in a country town where cows outnumbered people 10 to one, James & Tim offer a unique sound, perfected over years of friendship. Creating honest music accompanied by laid-back guitar riffs, we love them for soft acoustics and smooth soundscapes. Expect dreamy covers so beautifully arranged they sound like originals. This pair is a perfect choice for mellow receptions held by the sea.
Nostalgic music infused with a lightness that makes them impossibly easy to listen to again and again, India & Nathan bring together pop, soul, jazz and alternative music. With a complexity of sound derived from vocal percussion and stomp-box beats, expect dreamy tunes reminiscent of Angus & Julia Stone.
Based in Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, Harrison Storm is our pick for folk inspired sounds that inspire and move. Performing solo or accompanied by a full band, expect stunning lyrics and acoustic ballads. With a voice that washes over you, we love Harrison for music that meets the emotional depths of your wedding day.
A melodic fusion of folk and acoustic pop, Emily Soon is our pick for soulful harmonies from the heart. After teaching herself guitar at age 11, Emily has been writing her own music since 17, featuring lyrics crafted from stories both real and imagined. Expect meaningful lyrics and dreamy melodies, perfect for ceremonies and receptions alike.
Inspired by the likes of City and Colour and Mumford & Sons, we love James Hall for inspiring indie-folk soundscapes. Seamlessly shifting from gravelly tones to falsetto, James’ voice is effortlessly captivating and filled with raw emotion.