While I was at The National Wedding Show in London Olympia last month, I met the very talented saxophonist Mr. Brendan Mills founder of BM artists, he was performing one of my favourite songs that also happened to be the song I chose for my first dance (Ed Sheeran- Thinking out loud). As more people gathered around it was clear to see that Brendan’s talent was a true show stopper, having performed for more than 50,000 people around the world, Brendan’s clients include Sir Richard Branson and Queen Elizabeth herself – A performance that is fit for the queen is most definitely wedding worthy. Brendan is also a DJ, vocalist, guitarist and pianist, possibly one of the most naturally-gifted musicians you’ll ever meet.
When planning a wedding, it is always best to consider hiring some form of entertainment, although it may not always agree with your budget, it however does help to keep your guests entertained (meaning they would stay longer) and it can also give you (the bride) a change to step away or socialise with your guests.
I met with Brendan Mills him self to find out more about how brides can book their wedding entertainment through BM Artists:
Q1- First and foremost let’s get down to the facts: How long in advance do you need before taking a booking? What’s the procedure? and What services do you provide the client with after a booking is made?
- Entrance song for Ceremony
- Singing of the register (Good to have two prepared in case things run over a little!)
- Exit song (Something upbeat is always good )
- A song to be played as the newly wed couple are introduced for their wedding breakfast.
- The obvious one . . .FIRST DANCE.
- The last song
Finally, I ask people to start to be more aware of songs that they like and want to hear played on their big day. It is really hard to just think on the spot all of the songs you like, therefore give your self plenty of time to really consider our favourites, you can make note of them as the months go by. Equally, I encourage my clients to think about any ‘must not’ have songs!
Brendan Mills: Definitely DJ Live. Music is always evolving and the way the new music is produced is very much computer based. DJ’s are able to offer a lot more flexibly with regards to what music they can play and able to perform more genuine performances of current chart / dance music. However, in order to keep the energy and entertainment of live music certain instrumentation mixed in with the DJ gives an unbelievable musical / visual expensive. For a true show stopping experience consider having a DJ with a Saxophone, Percussionist and Vocalist- now that’s a combination no one can beat.
Here is also a video showcasing how the saxophone fits into a wedding from start to finish. This was at One Mayfair last year https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLYBUHxca2U.
Q4-What was 2016’s most requested song?