Ceremony - Music for your ceremony should be carefully selected and whilst you may think that you’re free to choose any piece of music you wish, sadly, that’s not always the case. Registrars usually have to approve your musical choices to ensure they are appropriate.
With much experience of providing music for both church & civil ceremonies, we’re more than happy to advise you and help choose your music.
Although the music we play is modest in volume and will not in any way intrude in the conversation of your invited guests, when we stop playing, you will most certainly notice.
That balance of the music we choose to play, against the delicate playing level helps us blend into the background, but more importantly, helps us create an extremely relaxing atmosphere.
Typically, music for your ceremony will take the following format:
- Guests arrival and whilst they settle
- Bride’s entrance
- Signing of the register & photographs
- Bride & Groom’s exit
- Guests leaving
The ceremony is usually followed by a drinks reception, during which more wedding photographs will also be taken. We usually relocate to a suitable position and play music during this period too.
As a guide, ceremonies usually take 30/40 minutes and the following reception period can last between 1 - 2.5 hrs.
The Chameleon trio repertoire is largely drawn from the American Song Book. That said, we also take inspiration from the Classical genre, as well as performing a liberal selection of Latin American, Pop and Soul classics too
We take a minimal amount of space too, which means we’re able to perform comfortably in any venue
Wedding Breakfast - When asked to play during dinner, we usually suggest playing though the main course only. The start of the meal is typically a ‘settling down’ period and not always the most quiet. Once the main course is served, the mood in the room is generally much more settled. Again, as desserts/coffee come out, the atmosphere can often liven up again, particularly if speeches are at the end of your meal.
This format is only a suggestion based on experience and one which has proven to work many times over. If however, you prefer an alternative, we’re happy to play as required.
Bookings normally follow one of two options:
- Ceremony & drinks reception
- Ceremony, drinks reception & dinner
“Many thanks to you for the performance of the Jazz trio at our drinks reception. The atmosphere you created was lovely and everyone was commenting on the relaxed feel of the afternoon. We had a great day and once again, thank you very much”