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Debbie And Drew Get Hitched

Talk about lucky in love! Debbie and Drew won their wedding through Wedstock Festival, and we were thrilled to be a part of their special day that had bright retro vibes, happy people and a vintage car exploding with blooms. Here are some photo highlights from the talented photography team at Mr Wigley.

Getting ready for the big day

Our Groom, Drew, spent the morning got ready with his boys (with a dash of whiskey, beers and lots of laughs). Debbie was of course preparing for the day with her awesome tribe. As soon as the blue suede shoes were on, the dancing began – as you know, we’re all about the music so we already love this wedding!

Coming down the aisle

Our bride Debbie walked down the aisle to Duke Music’s rendition of Angels by The XX. Celebrant Venetia Robertson crafted a warm and connected ceremony for Debbie and Drew and their small group of friends and family. The newlyweds hugged, kissed and everyone hoorayed as they walked down the aisle to our duo playing You’ve Got The Love by Florence + The Machine.

Whizzing around Sydney

Debbie and Drew traveled together in style in a mint yellow and black vintage car and really, they could have had the ceremony inside the car filled with flowers and we would have been overjoyed. Huge credit to Black Cab Central for providing such a fun mode of transport, featuring cheery shades of florals on the roof.

Getting some happy snaps

During group photos Debbie and Drew definitely cranked up the fun factor, popping a bottle of champagne and showering every soul in the garden!

Off to their photoshoot

Then they were back in that epic ride heading downtown, for couple photos that were candid, fresh and fun. Backdrops of giant tree roots, rustic brick walls, graffitied street corners and the waterfront at sunset were all part of the plan, and it unfolded perfectly.

Kicking their heels up at their Reception

Back at Wilhelmina’s in Balmain, the party was on and what a great little place to celebrate love. Roseberry Cake Creations had delivered the sweetest pink and yellow wedding cake styled with red and pink florals and a gold cake topper. The guests said the blast of color matched the taste. They also took home thank you boxes filled with treats for later – thoughtful touches make the day extra special.

Thank you to Wedstock Festival for inviting us to this epic wedding. They describe their service as creatively alternative and eclectic at heart, connecting couples with like-minded and unique vendors. Our creative souls were bursting with confetti to be a part of this collaboration.

VENDORS

Music – Duke Music – dukemusic.com.au

Car – Black Cab Central – blackcabcentral.com.au

Photography – Mr Wigley – mrwigley.com

Planner – Wedstock Festival – wedstockfestival.com.au

Celebrant – Venetia Robertson – venetiawithlove.com

Cake – Roseberry Cake Creations – roseberrycakecreations.com.au

Rings – Australian Wedding Rings – australianweddingrings.com.au

Florals – Rebellious Blooms – rebelliousblooms.com.au

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Jess and Chris’ beachy boho wedding

Our couple, Jess and Chris, wed on 1 February 2020 at the Beachside Dojo Manly, Australia and the day, planned by Cloud 9 Event Management, could not have been more perfect!

We had the honour of bringing music to their Northern Beaches wedding and let us tell you, it was a night to remember!

The bridesmaids and groomsmen dawned a beautiful navy blue which perfectly accented Jess and Chris’ Beachy Boho Wedding ceremony and reception decor, featuring white florals and pops of greenery with Monstera leaves and tropical palms, arranged and styled by Mabel & Elsie.

Their first look

Jess and Chris had their first look and were all smiles when he turned around and saw her in a beautiful, spaghetti strap A-line gown which featured a low back and a deep illusion front plunge.

About their Ceremony and Reception

The couple chose to have live music at their ceremony and reception which is what we truly specialise in.
Jess was accompanied down the aisle by her father to a live performance of Ruelle’s “I Get To Love You” performed by Duke.
Friends and family attended their intimate ceremony. Saskia from Dovetail Celebrants married the couple, and we’d be lying if we said a few tears weren’t shed!
After being announced as husband and wife, they recessed back down the aisle to Duke’s rendition of “Best Day of My Life” by American Authors.
The perfect choice of song, as it was most definitely one of the best days of their life!

Moving into cocktail hour, guests enjoyed live music performed by Duke who was also accompanied by Chris Gable. They entertained the guests throughout dinner before heading into speeches that Jess and Chris gave to one another with their flower girl—also their daughter—present!

After cutting their two tier ombré blue cake, which featured gold accents and florals seen throughout their decor, the couple headed out to the rocks for some stunning sunset photos, captured by the very talented Ripple Weddings.

Sunset photos beachside in Manly

Returning from their portraits, they shared their first dance together to Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud”. After that, it was time to get the rest of the night started! Duke DJ’d the remainder of their reception performing songs that had guests up and dancing the rest of the night. (Not to mention, plenty of songs that were dear to Jess and Chris’ hearts).

Congratulations Jess and Chris on your perfect wedding at the Beachside Dojo Manly.

To see everyone having such a great time on the dance floor is the reason why we love what we do.

Are you looking for live music for your wedding day? We serve couples in Sydney, Melbourne, and beyond! Get in touch and let’s start planning (it’s music to our ears!)

Vendors

Venue: Beachside Dojo

Wedding Planner: Cloud 9 Event Management

Photographer: Ripple Weddings

Florist & Stylist: Mabel & Elsie

Celebrant: Saskia from Dovetail Celebrants

Cake: Copper Fork Cakes

Live Music & DJ: Duke Duo with special appearance from Chris Gable (Event Entertainers)

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A “Best Party Ever” offer

Our friends @mrwigleyphotography are offering all our couples a “Best Party Ever” offer.


Get $500 off your full-day photography package. Hit them up on insta or go to http://www.mrwigley.com/

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Mr.Wigley is a team of ninjas, trained in the art of capturing super fun wedding photography & video while being practically invisible.
The Mr.Wigley ninjas have mastered the art of capturing your party
without any awkward posing, leaving you to focus on rocking out
your best day ever with family and friends!

Let them capture all the best bits, the love, laughter, tears, and cheers
so you can lose yourself in the fun. Relive it all again later with
photos that are ‘so you’, and not ‘so everyone’.

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New Cover Video – It’s time for a cracking collaboration!!!

We are thrilled to share our latest cover of Love Lost by The Temper Trap. This cover will forever be special to us as we had the chance to team up with Greenhill Novak strings. It was a delight to collaborate with such an excellent team of performers! We were glad to have their team on board. They made it perfect with their arrangement and artists!

Thanks to our Dukies, Josie (Vocals), James Bernauer (Guitar), Andy Horvath (Drums), and Tim Wilson (Bass), for your cracking performance.

Our cover wouldn’t have been complete, if not for Steve the Fish Media, for doing an excellent job of Editing and Filming, and to Chris and James Bernauer for Recording and Mixing.

Thank you so much to our fans and followers for helping us achieve another feat!!

If you would like to see us deliver more collaborations and performances, then hit us up with an email. You can also reach out to us via info@dukemusic.com.au.

Keep showing your love and support by liking and subscribing to our videos!!

THANK YOU FOR WATCHING!

If you like what you see, we’d be grateful if you’d like to sling us a virtual tip via PayPal: 

https://www.paypal.me/dukemusicau

FILMING AND EDITING

Our Filming and Editing was done by Steve the Fish media:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJBceoS6xUFeCyXQzcFW4Kw

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Tap on the link to subscribe to our channel for our weekly cover videos:

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New Cover Video – MASHUP! Smooth Operator / Seven Nation Army / Sweet Dreams

MASH-UP MASH-UP MASH-UP !!

Smooth Operator by Sade, 7 Nation Army by the White Stripes and Sweet Dreams by The Eurythmics. We’ve been mashing these songs together for a while now but thought we’d put together a condensed version for you guys. Once again featuring the incredibly talented Chris Gable, this video was shot by our very good friends Seb and Jess from In An Instant Photo Booth. Jess is also responsible for the bangin’ Pompoms that Josie wears in this video! We also had a little cameo from one of our Duke band members, Linden Furnell. Hope you enjoy.

THANK YOU FOR WATCHING!
If you like what you see, we’d be grateful if you’d like to sling us a virtual tip via PayPal: 
https://www.paypal.me/dukemusicau.

FILMING AND EDITING
Our filming and editing is done by Jess and Seb from In An Instant Photo Booth:
https://www.facebook.com/inaninstantphoto

JOSIE’S POM POM CROWN
https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/PomQueenAU

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Live Music during COVID-19

Live Music during COVID-19

With the current social distancing measures across Sydney and Australia, all events and public gatherings have been impacted in way or another.

Whilst events are still permitted, most employees are still working from home. Opportunities are limited right now for our clients to connect with each other while working in isolation. Our solution?

A live, virtual gig, exclusively for you

We have been offering live music through virtual performances since March 2020, and we are delighted to announce that our performances have been a huge success! We’ve performed for clients such as Lend Lease, Breville, Prospa, and MWAH (Making Work Absolutely Human).

We’ve loved delivering this initiative for our clients: providing live entertainment during virtual meetings or “friday-night-drinks”. It’s being very well received by our clients as a way of motivating and inspiring the well-being of remote-working staff.

Awesome virtual gig performed by Duke on Friday evening for the Prospa crew! Their talent, energy and sense of fun was well received and was a welcomed positive relief for everyone who is doing all they can to get through this crisis. Highly recommend a virtual gig performed by these amazing entertainers during Covid-19 isolation, then again in person once we’re all back together again. Thank you Josie and Tim – your talent can withstand anything! 

Dean McAuley – Prospa

They put on a virtual concert today for MWAH and it was awesome. Such great energy and creativity thank you both!

Cathy Grant

How does it happen?

Usually it features a 60min or so performance that is hosted by our Client online via Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or similar, and our we dial-in and perform live for guests to enjoy. It’s interactive and exciting and something very different to change-up the usual work-from-home routine.

To make virtual performances a reality, you will need:

  1. A stable internet connection
  2. Speakers – awesome speakers
  3. A platform where you and your team connect and we can dial-in.. Zoom, or Microsoft Teams work really well!

That’s all. On our end, we’ll make sure the audio is top-notch so that your experience is reflected, despite it being delivered virtually.

Want to know more?

Schedule a call with us and we will happily walk you through how to make virtual performances work for you and your team. Or phone us on (02) 8283 7348 or contact us via our contact form.

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Just another ‘iso’ music video.

The team from Duke Music simply couldn’t let Covid-19 pass us by without making our very own music video from iso. We chose this song to get your dancing feet tapping and your butts bopping. We even asked our kids to join us for a feature here and there (thanks team!). Our cover of Harry Styles’ Watermelon Sugar features the talents of; Josephine Ison – Vocals Chris Gable – Sax and Vocals Linden Furnell – Vocals and Acoustic Guitar James Bernauer – Electric Guitar Andy Horvath – Drums Tim Wilson – Bass Ryan Mooney – Keyboard

As times are tough for us right now we’re currently accepting donations, feel free to drop us a virtual tip via: www.paypal.com/dukemusicau

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Brendan and Bella’s luxury wedding at one of Berry’s most exclusive venues

It’s been a little while between drinks / weddings, no thanks to Covid-19. But today we were so delighted to receive these photos from Photographer, Kelly Tunney. Our Groom and Bride, Brendan and Bella, married in February 2020 at the stunning wedding venue, Jasper’s Berry, on the South Coast of New South Wales. We love performing at Jasper’s specifically because of the endless possible places for joy to be found. The grounds are stunning, and their wedding service team are exceptional. Rosie and her team at Jaspers always go above and beyond to ensure her clients and any external suppliers are looked after. Our Duke Music artists performed for Bella and Brendan as an Acoustic Duo during their Canapés service, and then as a Quartet for their Dinner music and Dance-floor. The party was a hit, with the dance-floor starting even before dinner had finished being eaten.

Thank you to Kelly Tunney for these lovely snaps, and to Brendan and Bella for having us be part of your wonderful wedding day.

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Duke Music – VIP Showcase Performance

February 13th, 2020, marked a special day for Duke Music. Performing in a VIP Showcase for guests and friends of our 7-piece band, we haven’t had so much fun in a very long time. While we’re proud of our performance, though, it wouldn’t be right to ignore everyone who showed up to watch and listen; it means the world to us, and we can’t thank you enough.

The Band

Duke Music is a group of talented wedding musicians based in Sydney. Comprising of Josephine Ison, Tim Wilson, Chris Gable, Linden Furnell, Andy Horvath, Ryan Mooney, and James Bernaur, our plucky little band is ready to provide music for any event, with weddings being our specialty. We offer packages that aim to fill your entire event with live music, giving you and your guests a unique experience that will be hard to forget.

The Vendors

February’s VIP Showcase wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our favorite vendors. Crane Bar hosted the event, while Mr. Wigley Photography took loads of great snaps of the big day (including all of the ones you’ve seen in this post!), and Sketch & Etch Creative put their genius to work on our brand-new neon light. 

Just FYI, if you’re ever looking for an event planner for your wedding or other special occasions, Em from Days Like These Events is the gal for the job. This showcase would still be an idea if it wasn’t for her.

Booking Duke Music

Duke Music is available to provide live music and a great atmosphere for weddings and other events across Australia and beyond. You can send an email to info@dukemusic.com.au, call at (02) 8283 7348, or use the convenient form on our contact page to get in touch, and we’ll be ready to rock your party in no time.

Thank you to everyone that came to our VIP Showcase; we look forward to playing for you again soon.

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Richard & Jo’s wedding, featuring Duke Duo + Quintet

We were absolutely delighted to see these photos land in our inbox this week, from the lovely Richard & Jo who married at Manly Barracks.  We performed for them as an Acoustic Duo during their Ceremony & Canapés service, and then as a Quintet for their Dinner music and Dance-floor. It was a great wedding in an iconic Sydney location.  Their wedding featured some of our favourite vendors, including their Celebrant, the delightful Jessie Cacchillo who officiated their wedding.

Thank you to Lucie Weddings for these lovely snaps, and to Jo & Richard for having us at the party of the year!