What does one do, when the wedding couple is surrounded by a wide network of musician friends, who all want to pitch in to provide the perfect soundtrack on their special day? Call in a professional wedding band to support them, of course! That’s exactly what Lauren and John did. Duke Music were honoured to be able to supply their usual all day wedding music package, as well as provide additional accompaniment to enhance the entire music experience.
Josie and Tim, from the Duke Music Duo provided the tunes to welcome the guests pre-ceremony, whilst Tim lent his amazing guitar talent to support the guest singers throughout the ceremony. What resulted was a perfect blend of different genres and vocal qualities. St Mary’s North Sydney was brought to life by these beautiful soulful voices, fully taking advantage of the church’s natural acoustics.
The entrance song was a beautiful rendition of Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time” sung in the acoustic style of Eva Cassidy, followed by the contemporary Catholic hymn of “You Are Mine for the responsorial psalm. Lauren and John signed the register to “Grow Old with Me” (James Morrison/Dione Warick). The bride and groom were suprised with a flashmob, as they left the church with an epic number from The Greatest Showman, “From Now On”.
With a stunning location such as The Deckhouse Woolwich, and with a roomful of singing guests ready to celebrate Lauren and John’s wedding – the stage was set for another epic wedding music experience. Dance floors, panoramic views, floor to ceiling glass to enjoy the uninterrupted water views, a harbour view courtyard – add all of this into the recipe, and there you have a stunning venue for Lauren and John’s wedding reception.
Duke Music pulled out all the stops for the reception with their 5-piece band. The wedding party made a statement with their entrance with a funky live version of Beyonce’s “Crazy In Love”. This was followed by two 30 – 40 minute dinner sets. Lauren and John shared their first dance, with Duke’s Chris Gable singing “Love Someone” by Jason Mraz.
The bride even jumped up on stage to perform Whitney’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”!
They farewelled the evening with the Neil Diamond classic, “Sweet Caroline”.
Thank you Lauren and John for the privilege to be able to help you create the perfect music soundscape, unique to your celebration of love!