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Who is ALR Music?
ALR Music is an international music company which provides bands and artists for weddings and events. Its exclusive roster and excellent service has led to an impressive client list including Chanel, Penhaligon’s, Google, Jo Malone, Jimmy Choo and F1 Red Bull, as well as providing acts at the high-profile weddings of Poppy Delevingne, Katherine Jenkins, Jacquetta Wheeler and Lydia Forte. Each band is created and styled in house, so they look and sound the part. Elegant, energetic and effortlessly cool, the acts do more than just perform, they create an unforgettable experience your guests will be talking about for years to come.
What kind of music can you choose from?
Whether you’re looking for a roaming band, gospel choir, 16-piece swing band, classic jazz quartet, live DJ set or something totally bespoke, the ALR team will hand-pick the perfect line-up to suit your wedding, offering artists you can’t book anywhere else. A dedicated music expert will guide couples through the planning process, managing every element of the event to guarantee a flawless performance. The team will work within your budget to create the best-possible performance for your big day.
Can you hear the bands before deciding which one to book?
The team has residences at a number of venues across London and can organise an evening for bride-and-grooms to check out the acts before booking them for their wedding – much better than a YouTube link.
Whether you’re looking for music as you’re walking down the aisle or a late-night party DJ, here's a selection of our favourite acts for every part of your wedding day...
Experience the playful and vibrant sound of 1950s Cuba with Santiago de Cuba’s finest. Having toured across the globe with Cuban music legends Septeto Santiaguero and Sur Caribe, the quintet has curated a repertoire of the smoothest, grooviest and most evocative pieces from the traditional Cuban songbook. René’s warm sound and sharp improvisational skills have earned him a place as one of the world’s most renowned Cuban vocalists, while Daniel, a master of the rare Cuban Tres guitar, Alejandro on upright bass and Cuban drummer Michel hold down the intricate rhythms that will transport your guests to old-time Havana. The soulful roaming band can perform acoustic or amplified and offer the perfect way to welcome your guests at a wedding drinks reception.
The Soul Jets
ALR Music’s flagship band began life as the first house band at The Arts Club in Mayfair. All graduates of Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, the band are known for their exceptional musicianship and boundless energy. They’ve performed alongside the likes of Gary Barlow and Paolo Nutini, and its two-piece horn section regularly tours with McCartney himself. With a wide-ranging setlist from Aretha Franklin and James Brown through to Pharell Williams and Jess Glynne, The Soul Jets regularly play at some of the world’s most exclusive and high-profile weddings, flying around the world to deliver an incredible performance.
The New Atlantics
The New Atlantics is a new nine-piece band. Hand-selected by ALR Music, the band consists of two vocalists, percussion, two horns and a killer rhythm section, who serve up a blend of soul, pop and R&B hits from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Jess Glynn, Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake. With a fresh style and slick looks, they perform an electrifying set that will have your guests singing and dancing all night long. Between them, the band have performed alongside some of the biggest names in the industry including Adele, One Direction and Olly Murs.
The Fellas are seven finely groomed gents who serve up the perfect blend of soul, funk and hip hop thump. Loveable rogues The Fellas are actually quartet The Gents plus guitar, sax and drums – turning them from a four-piece supper-club band into a seven-piece party band, with a sound big enough to fill the dance floor. Featuring frontman J’s silky, soulful vocals, The Fellas’ dance-inducing setlist covers everything from classic Marvin Gaye and Prince to modern day Usher, John Newman and Pharrell Williams. Meanwhile, The Gents are the perfect quartet to soundtrack walking down the aisle.
The team recommends booking a DJ after the band to keep the party atmosphere alive. DJ Charles is currently resident DJ at The Arts Club and has played for Bruno Mars, Tinie Tempah, Prince Harry, Victoria’s Secret, Jay Z, Mark Ronson, David Beckham and Prince, as well as a private event for Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. He has also performed at VIP events including Cannes Film Festival with Robin Thicke, Prada’s Christmas party, Mui Mui, Mulberry, Bvlgari and The Brits.
The Juke Joints
With a distinctive style, sophisticated look and unrivalled charm, this cheeky band will take your guests on a nostalgic trip through the eras. The Juke Joints started as the house band for ITV’s Tonight At The London Palladium. Since then, they have gone on to perform with the likes of One Direction, Olly Murs, Ed Sheeran, Ella Eyre and The Temptations. Pool party, elegant family brunch, beachside BBQ – whatever your plans are for your first day of marital bliss, a band can be the perfect way to bring everyone back to life after the night before and keep the celebrations going. Your guests will be charmed by The Juke Joints as they roam through the party, entertaining as they go.
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