Welcome to Dream Day Music
Lancashire Wedding Music : Lancashire wedding piano and bands
The North West's Specialists in Daytime Wedding Music
Dream Day Music is a provider of quality live musicians for North West civil wedding ceremonies, receptions and other special events. We specialise in small, intimate wedding entertainment options for the daytime celebrations: wedding ceremonies, drinks receptions and wedding breakfasts. Our experienced singers and musicians' repertoires are carefully selected to complement these parts of the day perfectly in a range of musical styles, and all are able to learn requests quickly for that personal touch.
The majority of our weddings are in Lancashire — most commonly, our bookings are for Preston, Clitheroe, Wrea Green, Leyland, Southport and Lancaster — with many bookings a year in Cheshire and The Lake District too.
Full time Professional Session Musicians and Singers
Our wedding music is performed by full-time professional singers and session musicians on piano, saxophone, violin, flute, guitar etc, and wedding vocal duos with high-end wedding singers accompanied on various instruments. Several have performed for or alongside houshold names, ranging from Russell Watson to Bryan Adams, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra to Craig David.
We are unique in the North West in providing a 'build your own' method for creating the perfect live band for your event: you choose the instruments, style(s) of music, and some favourite songs, and we'll piece it together sourcing some top professional UK session musicians.
Lancashire church organist for religious wedding ceremonies
We now also have a professional church organist available to couples marrying in church religious ceremonies throughout Lancashire.
No Agency Fees. Ever.
Dream Day Music is not an entertainment agency, but is a collective of like-minded full-time professional musicians providing absolute top-quality live wedding entertainment without passing the extra cost of agents' fees to clients, which will often amount to as much as 100% extra when booking through an entertainment agency. Instead, we just offer great prices on classy daytime entertainment.
Lancashire Wedding Entertainment
Dream Day Music is a trading name of Soundsmiths Promotions Ltd, a North West entertainments promoter and producer, also responsible for live music tours, theatre productions etc.
The business was originally set up by Preston wedding pianist Craig - a popular choice for Lancashire wedding entertainment piano for both ceremonies and receptions - before being absorbed into the company in 2014.
Craig still performs through Dream Day Music, and is one of the North West's busiest session musician pianists, performing frequently for several years as a solo wedding pianist and at similar functions and parties, especially in Preston, Leyland, Lancaster, Southport and Clitheroe. He also performs regularly with various bands and singer-songwriters (he has recently shared stages with Paloma Faith, The Noisettes and Tinchy Stryder, and recorded on Bryan Adams material), yet is equally at home performing classical piano music, swing and other styles he performs at weddings most weekends of the year.
When Craig is already booked, we have several advanced music students for hire for weddings, available to cover for him from just £50 for a wedding ceremony! Past and present students of Craig play piano and organ to a professional standard for wedding ceremony music by music students for hire piano music by pianists.
North West Wedding Music Services
Our wedding music services include solo wedding piano at North West wedding receptions and ceremonies; solo jazz and classical violin music for weddings; wedding saxophone and sax players playing jazz and pop; popular and classical guitar wedding music; wedding duos (with singers, saxophonists, a flautist and a violinist), and a church organist for religious ceremonies.
Duo Wedding Music
The wedding duos we offer are all made up of full-time professional musicians who have performed with orchestras and house-hold names worldwide, and on various blockbuster soundtracks (think Seal, Craig David, Counting Crows, Bryan Adams, Lucy Silvas). Our duos feature live piano accompaniment, rather than pre-recorded karaoke backing tracks, with the lead taken by vocals from professional wedding singers, or on violin, flute or saxophone. They range from BBC Radio 1 'Live Lounge' style acoustic acts (like 2❤Close Acoustic Duo) to suave cocktail saxophone jazz duos.
Craig's solo Lancashire, Manchester and Liverpool wedding piano is available in a number of styles, including classical piano, jazz / swing piano, pop piano and soul piano. His 'contemporary classical' sets are proving particularly popular with guests at the moment, incorporating piano music like that from films such as the Twighlight Saga by composers such as Yiruma and Einaudi, as well as his own compositions.
Wedding Music in the North West
Our musicians perform at weddings in Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire, Cumbria and West Yorkshire, at some of the North West's most prestigious hotels, country houses and halls. Our availability page contains just some of the venues in Preston and surrounding towns like Clitheroe, Blackpool, Lytham, Leyland, Lancaster, Garstang, Blackburn, Burnley, Bolton, Manchester, Southport and Liverpool at which Craig, Mike, Naomi, Chris and Cameron and our ensembles are available to play.
Please don't hesitate to get in touch for no obligation information or quotes. We'd be honoured to be a part of your Dream Day.
We want your ceremony music to be as individual as you are: our clients choose exactly the wedding ceremony music they want, with songs personal to them. There is no preselected list to choose from. For Lancashire civil ceremony music, you will need:
- Two pieces for immediately before the bridal entrance
- The bridal entrance itself (processional)
- Two pieces for the signing of the register
- Your exit music (recessional)
Our musicians may entertain guests in the ceremony room awaiting the bride's entrance, and will carefully select the music based on your ceremony song choices and discussions with you about your favourite styles of music, singers etc.
We have experienced, professional, wedding singers, pianists, guitarists, violinists and an organist available for wedding ceremonies across the North West.
We do of course cater for LGBT civil partnerships and LGBT weddings, specialising in intimate classy live music for gay weddings, lesbian weddings and civil partnership ceremonies for homosexual couples' weddings.
Our musicians have sensibilities and repertoires honed for daytime entertainment; your daytime entertainment should be personal to you, and will usually provide simply a background ambiance to your celebrations. We leave anything in-your-face to the evening entertainment experts!
Our cocktail reception musicians include:
- acoustic singers
- string quartets
- saxophone players
Each has a large repertoire across a range of styles, developed over years of performing at wedding venues. More importantly, all of our performers are able - and willing - to learn new songs quickly, allowing our clients to request songs personal to them.
Our usual instruction for wedding breakfasts is to provide easy listening background music to create the perfect atmosphere for guests to dine and chat.
Being able to do so doesn't just mean playing quietly. It means selecting the right songs, instruments and equipment.
Our musicians have years of experience in selecting the right material for this important part of a wedding day, which in turn allows them to help advise you on your music choices to make sure you have the correct styles of music and specific songs whilst (as is always our endeavour) ensuring that you get entertainment that means something to you. The right music during your wedding breakfast will bring back memories for a lifetime.
For wedding breakfast entertainment, we recommend something acousic: a singer accompanied on piano or guitar, or solo piano, violin or guitar. Keep it simple. What they play, though, is up to you!