~ Welcome to Wedding & Event Music in France ~
WHAT DO WE DO?
Magic - We help you provide magical musical moments for your guests and family on the most important day in your life!
Stress free - We make the process of booking musicians in France easy and efficient.
Quality - We work with experienced professional musicians ONLY.
Risk free - We have a huge network so if someone falls ill we can replace them.
Unique - We tailor repertoire and groups to suit your style and personality and are happy to work with special requests.
Memories - We help you create an amazing atmosphere for an unforgettable day.
We are wedding and event music specialists and one of the top providers in France of Destination Wedding Music. We have proudly been supplying our international clientele with top-level quality musicians since 2005. Our musicians have worked for a variety of beautiful places including The Ritz, Shangri-La, Hotel Crillon, Hotel Four Seasons, Chapelle Expiatoire, Villa Ephrussi, Le Voile D'Or, Palais des Beaux Arts (Belgium), Royal Albert Hall (UK)....And have appeared on TV in a BBC World Documentary, Mr Selfridge ITV, Yes To The Dress TLC (USA), Escape To The Chateau on Channel 4, TF1, Channel 4 with Donny Osmond, Radio France, Classic FM, Radio 4 Holland and A4Films with Agnès Jaoui and Benjamin Biolay and even performed before the Queen at Ascot (UK).....
We enjoy providing exceptional service and help our clients realize and experience the event they have been dreaming of. We provide advice on repertoire, instrumentation, location, amplification and arrange or transcribe pieces of your choice upon request. Fluent in English, French and Spanish we aim to serve with a smile, and make having music at your event enjoyable and easy to organise. We are a full-licensed musical event planner in France since 2014 which means that you and the musicians you hire are legally protected, declared and insured.(Licence de Spectacle: 2-1083364)
We have more than 200 musicians in our network, more than 1000 different pieces of repertoire, and offer multiple music packages. Please look at the list below to discover which offer best suits your needs, ideas or budget.
We also work with sound men and technicians whose starting rates are €600.
We do have some minimum fees for going out - for a solo string instrument it varies but for a duo upwards it's 500€ per musician in the Paris region and 700€ upwards in the rest of France.
DJs start from 1300€ and pop/jazz duos start from 1500€ and bands start from 2000€ upwards depending on how many musicians, where it is and which group it is.
Other instruments may ask more (harp, opera singer, etc). We need to know what your budget is - musicians in France are used to being paid much more than in the UK or USA due to the high taxes paid at source by artists (65%). We save a lot of time by knowing what you can afford and finding musicians that fit your financial criteria.
There are amounts beneath which we cannot go for legal reasons.
Here is a list of the different music offers we have. Options can be tailored to your choice (it depends upon the group) or we recommend what would be best. Please click on the videos tab to see and hear a selection of musicians we regularly work with. If needed we can source other groups but we prefer working with the groups listed on this website as we know they are highly experienced in event work and provide a quality service.
Here is a brief description of each option:
1 - Simplicité Classica is simple sophistication, with one or two instruments only
2 - Ensemble Romantica is more expressive with larger groups of trios and quartets
3 - Jazz/ Bossa Nova where you can find a more light-hearted or dance-like atmosphere.
4 - French Chanson these are groups that specialize in the great repertoire of French popular music
5 - Soul/Funk groups that will make you dance the night away
6 - Pop/Rock a selection of guitar/singer musicians with large pop repertoires and romantic pop songs
7 - Latin styles has guitarists and small groups that play music from Latin America
8 - Solo Sax these players can play solo or with DJ or in bands
9 - Lounge Styles when you're looking for Café Del Mar type relaxed music - very chic!
10 - Irish Folk for those who love some Irish music to dance to or sing along with! (to come)
11 - Gypsy Jazz for those who love Grappelli and Reinhardt
12 - Marching Bands for serenading your partner wherever you may be
13 - Opera Singers & Singing Waiters involves several singers who disguise themselves as waiters before bursting into song and surprising your guests!
14 - DJs based in different areas of France who also perform with live instrumentalists
15 - Christmas Music if you are organizing a Christmas Party or seasonal event these bands will fill you with Christmas cheer!
16 - Electric Strings electric violin or cello jammin' with a DJ
Orchestra Eleganza is stylish and refined with small string orchestras with opera singers if desired
Idée Exotica is for a more alternative atmosphere, with dancer or French Chanson singers and where you can come up with a creative proposition!
Champagne - We can bring a bottle of chilled champagne and some glasses for €40! Especially good for surprise proposals!
We look forward to creating an amazing experience with you!
Photos above taken by Lucia Bartel, Lindsey Kent and Agence Photo Skiss
Photos by Claire Morris.