Every wedding has a style and flavour that suits each couple and their tastes, everything from the location, the setting, the flowers and of course the dress. Your wedding music should be exactly the same and be a reflection of your taste and style as a couple. We are there to work with you and create the perfect atmosphere for your day. We need to know what type of music you love and music you definitely don’t want to hear. (Cue requests from guests for ABBA but you hate ABBA). Most bands will submit a song list and you can choose your favourites from there.

Experienced wedding musicians and DJs are very good at reading a crowd and a vibe and will be able to create the perfect environment for every stage of the wedding, from your ceremony, dinner and party music.

Here is the TRUTH behind four common myths about wedding bands…

Myth #1: The bigger the band the better

That’s not the case at all. It’s all about the skill level of the musicians and the genre they specialise in and their ability to bring that music to life for your wedding. Be sure to research your band and musicians and review on the quality of their videos, socials and song lists. If you can, go and hear them live at a showcase or public gig.

Myth #2: A DJ or DJ band will be cheaper than a live band

This isn’t always the case, most times they will be on par with a live band. You can go live for less, if you hire skilled and professional musicians. Be sure to do your research and don’t rule out a live band all together because of budget.

Image: Wood & Willow via Sophie & Toby’s Relaxed Outdoor Byron Bay Wedding

Myth #3: Any band will do

It can be tempting to go for the cheaper option and/or someone that you know. But your best bet is to hire a professional either through an entertainment agency or direct to an artist who is experienced and familiar with weddings and all that is involved with them and with running a band. A good wedding band knows how to read a crowd, work with the venue and create the right atmosphere. If you hire just anyone you see in a pub, you may not be getting an experienced wedding entertainer. Wedding entertainment is a polished and perfected skill that we have worked years on. Trust the professionals.

Myth #4: Bands can sing any song

We don’t always know your song request. Sorry! We will do our very best to accommodate if we do know a song and it fits with the couple’s vision.

10 best songs to kick off the wedding dance floor:

  1. ‘Uptown Funk’ by Bruno Mars
  2. ‘Valerie’ by Amy Winehouse
  3. ‘Kiss’ by Prince
  4. ‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody’ by Whitney Houston
  5. ‘Gimme Gimme’ by ABBA (Trust me, this song has made a MASSIVE comeback and everyone is going wild for it.)
  6. ‘Crazy in Love’ by Beyonce
  7. ‘All Night Long’ by Lionel Ritchie
  8. ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’ by Michael Jackson
  9. ‘We Are Family’ by Sister Sledge

Image: Kristie Carrick Photography via  Madeleine & Nathan’s Classically Romantic Sydney Wedding


Header Image by Zach Taylor Photography via Thea & Jesse’s Sparkly & Bright Perth City Farm Wedding

About Carla Troiano: With 12 years of experience, Carla is a dazzling Melbourne based leading vocalist in high demand.  Carla’s appealing allure is evident as the front woman of a 8 piece band, or she can sing in a number of different outfits to suit your taste and event whether it be an acoustic duo, singing your favourite love songs, a jazz trio with her smooth vocals, or she pulls full-out sass out of her bag of tricks. Carla is not only entertaining, but she is polished, professional, and vivacious and would love to be a part of your special day. From your ceremony to your dance floor. Carla adds an extra sprinkle of class, flavour, fun & heart. To make your wedding even more magical than you could have imagined.