Some Helpful Information about Music for your Wedding
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We offer the following options:
1 Chuppah (Pre, during & post Chuppah, PA system, meeting, preparation)
2 Chuppah + Reception (Pre, during & post Chuppah, Reception, full PA, meeting, preparation)
3 Chuppah + 1 Simcha set (Pre, during & post Chuppah, Simcha set, full PA, meeting, preparation)
4 Chuppah + Reception + 1 Simcha set (Pre, during & post Chuppah, Reception, Simcha set, full PA, meeting, preparation)
5 Full wedding - Chuppah + Reception + 2/3 Simcha sets + Dinner background music
(Pre, during & post Chuppah, Reception, Simcha dance set, 2/3 Led sets, Dinner Background, full PA, meeting, preparation)
6 Full wedding / DJ - Chuppah + Reception + 2/3 Simcha sets + Dinner background music + DJ
(Pre, during & post Chuppah, Reception, Simcha set, 1/2 Led sets, Dinner Background, full PA, meeting, preparation, DJ)
This is more detailed look at what we would provide:
A Wedding Timeline
Pre Chuppah - as guests arrive, warming up the atmosphere with gentle Jewish and Israeli tunes
Ceremony - Music for processions (You would choose the appropriate music for parents, bridesmaids, groom
Music during Chuppah - Eshet Chayil etc. Accompanying the Rabbi/Chazan.
We can also sing the Chazanut, Sheva Brachot.
Post Chuppah - As the groom stamps on the glass the band break into joyous Simcha music. Sometimes spontaneous dancing breaks out at this point.
You can hear some of our Chuppah music here http://www.shirmusic.co.uk/sounds
Reception: Atmospheric background Jewish music (Klezmer/Israeli/Ladino/Yiddish), medium to uptemo
Dinner: Welcoming the guests into the dinner hall with gentle atmospheric music, gradually building to a Simcha dance “groove” and welcoming the newlyweds into the hall.
Simcha dance set 1 - 20 mins - the couple up on chairs, Siman Tov etc.
If we feel it is necessary to “help” the dancers, we will get on the floor and guide (not Led Israeli)
Background music for meal - a selection of gentle atmospheric Jewish/Israeli/Ladino music, both live and recorded.
Dance set 2/3 - can be “Led Israeli” - a selection of Israeli folk dances led and called by ourselves; circle, partner and line dances. This brings everyone together and especially popular if there are non-Jewish guests.
DJ - We work with an excellent DJ team to provide the non-Jewish music for which you can supply a playlist.
Usually the last hour is reserved for the DJ but often there will also be a set between courses.
The DJ would provide stage and dance floor lighting. Room lighting is charged extra.
2nd Band: We also work with other bands who would provide the non-Jewish music for your party.
We will supply a full PA system.
The size of the room could affect the size of the system and therefore the cost.
Microphones will be provided for speeches if necessary.
Shir can MC the evening if required and advise on production aspects - running order, lights etc.
We would also meet with you to discuss the music, running order etc.
We will coordinate with the Rabbi/Chazan and other service providers if necessary
We would need access to the venue 2-3 hours before the start of the event.
The size of the event could require more or less musicians.
From the Wedding of Hilary and Marlon at the St Pancras Rennaisance Hotel
Chuppah Songs (from our regular repertoire, and songs we have been requested to play)
Boi Kalah – Halleluyah (Wedding Ceremony - https://www.shirmusic.co.uk/sounds)
Erev Shel Shoshanim (Israeli Songs CD https://www.shirmusic.co.uk/sounds)
Eshet Chayil – Traditional (Wedding Ceremony - https://www.shirmusic.co.uk/sounds)
Eshet Chayil – Schweky (Wedding Ceremony - https://www.shirmusic.co.uk/sounds)
Boi B’Shalom (Wedding Ceremony - https://www.shirmusic.co.uk/sounds)
Mi Adir (Wedding Ceremony - https://www.shirmusic.co.uk/sounds)
Hana’ava Babanot (Israeli Songs CD https://www.shirmusic.co.uk/sounds)
Lecha Dodi – All Of Me (John Legend) https://youtu.be/HwK9Kmm6VXM
Yerushalayim Shel Zahav
Shir Hashirim BaSha’ashuim
Od Yavo Shalom Aleinu / Salaam
Sabbath Prayer (Fiddler On The Roof)
Sunrise Sunset (Fiddler On The Roof)
Firn De Mekhutonim Aheym (for the parents)
Kol Galagal – Avraham Tal https://youtu.be/-7_PFoSUIpE
Kchi Oti – Mosh Ben Ari https://youtu.be/GoGzYATSHp8
At Mayim - Hadas Kleinman / Aviv Bachar https://youtu.be/pMw67tHUZ8o
Mitachat Lashamayim – David Broza https://youtu.be/3WRi5MeeCfY
(Requested) Non Jewish Procession tunes
Sweet Child Of Mine – Guns ‘n Roses
Falling Slowly – from the film “Once”
All You Need Is Love - Beatles
The Magic Penny Song
The Book of Love – Peter Gabriel
Sea of Love – Phil Philips / Cat Power
More Than Words - Extreme (Kimat Shelach - sung in Hebrew)
The Girl Is Mine - McCartney/Jackson
With A Little Help From My Friends - Beatles
Here Comes The Sun – Beatles
Nothing Else Matters – Metallica
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Talking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran