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.
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!)
Duke Music Trio recently had the honor of performing live at Bebeah Love Fest 2020 at Bebeah Farm. It was a wonderful day to be performing live for a handful of VIP guests and wedding vendors. The cool air was loaded with the aroma of good food, delicious wine, and soulful music.
We saw several of our fellow Wedding Industry Folk come together for a styled shoot, followed by a delicious long lunch. Each vendor showcased their unique talent for weddings. Not just that, it was joy to celebrate the return of weddings with other small businesses during these difficult times. We ended the day together on a high!
Captured and Cherished forever
Thanks to the Days Like These Photography and Velvet Sea Production for capturing unforgettable moments throughout the event. It was picture-perfect.
The Duke Trio
Our Duke Trio comprising of Josephine Ison, Tim Wilson, and Chris Gable, had the privilege of performing for an intimate group of guests. We were showered with warmth and hospitality from all the vendors, too. It was indeed a wonderful day and an unforgettable experience with so much talent under one roof. We also enjoyed an overnight stay at Bebeah Farm. Thanks to the Wow Tents for keeping us warm throughout the night! Their Glamping tent made the night simply magic for us.
Booking Duke Music – Where there is Music, there is Duke!
The Duke Music Band is a group of Wedding Musicians based in Sydney. It comprises of Josephine Ison and guest artists, including; Chris Gable, Tim Wilson, Linden Furnell, Andy Horvath, Ryan Mooney, and James Bernauer. Our band is ready to perform for any event, with weddings being our specialty.
We also offer packages that aim to make your event zestful and lively. If you would like us to perform at your wedding or any event then do email or call us! We provide exceptional live music from the Ceremony to the Dancefloor. You can contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are looking for an event organiser, do check out the team at Days Like These Eventsfor wonderful event planning and fun, friendly service.
Here are the talented wedding vendors behind this event;
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
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!
Duke Music were thrilled to be featured entertainment for the official opening of South Eveleigh’s first two buildings, the CBA’s Axle and Yerrabingin House.
Our entertainment featured the Duke Trio performing for guests on arrival, featuring 3 vocalists, Sax Guitar, and Bass. To officially open the building, the event featured a traditional Aboriginal Smoking Ceremony with host, Didgeridoo artist, and dancers. After the Ceremony, guests were welcomed into the venue where they were greeted by DJ Brett Martin, accompanied by a Didgeridoo performer, and Chris Gable on Sax.
The Duke Trio were thrilled to recently be part of celebrations for the one and only Celebrant Society, at their 2019 conference.
The Celebrant Society is a community of almost 300 (and growing!) celebrants throughout Australia and New Zealand who are on a mission to change the face of the celebrancy industry through innovative learning, creative sharing and positive social connection.
The party, hosted at Cruise Bar, Circular Quay, featured an illustrious guest list of wedding celebrants (including some of our absolute favourites!). As soon as guests hit the dance-floor at Cruise Bar there was only one thing on everyone’s minds and that was to party! This was very much the party not-to-be-missed by anyone who is in the business of marrying beautiful humans. We were honoured to be part of this amazing event and thank The Celebrant Society for having us.