Mazel Tov on your engagement!

Now the fun of planning your celebration starts – and for sensational live music, Mike Paul-Smith Music are with you every step of the way.

Mike Paul-Smith Music is a boutique collection of stylish live bands to hire for Jewish weddings, as recommended by top Jewish wedding blog Smashing the Glass.

We have been performing at weddings since 2005 – so we have the experience and expertise you need when planning live entertainment for your Jewish (or “Jew-ish”) wedding. 

Check out the live video of us performing the Horah (which has had over 500,000 views) and then book a free consultation with Mike Paul-Smith himself. Let’s start planning your dream wedding music package!


Mike Paul-Smith Music provide:

Music for the Chuppah followed by
drinks reception entertainment

Show-stopping party bands including Capital Sounds Collective or The Get Downs

Hava Nagila for The Horah followed by our sensational Israeli medley

As featured in:

Andy and Karen's Wedding

The setting for this incredible wedding was The Elvetham Hotel, in Hampshire.

A Jewish wedding with Down for the Count

Andy and Karen are a wonderful couple, based in New York City, who booked a whole-day wedding music package for their Jewish wedding through Mike Paul-Smith Music. 

Andy and Karen found out about us because we had performed at Andy’s best man’s wedding the year previously – and a few weeks after that wedding, they got in touch asking us to perform for them. 

They live in New York and, as it happened, we were able to arrange a wedding planning meeting there – with Mike taking a few hours out of a holiday to discuss their plans for the big day. 

Everything came together perfectly, with the dream combination of efficient wedding planner, excellent venue and marvellous suppliers.

The perfect live soundtrack to your special day

18 years of experience at providing music for weddings large and small

Mike Paul-Smith Music are a group of 30 professional musicians, formed in 2005. Over the 18 years since we have created numerous different band line-ups styled to suit different themes and sizes of event. 

From a solo pianist right up to a 45-piece orchestra, we can provide any music you might need to make your wedding the one that people talk about for years to come. 

Read on to find out more about how we can create a unique wedding music package for you – and remember that all of Mike Paul-Smith Music’s  perform completely live with no backing tracks or click tracks, giving our performance unrivalled energy and spontaneity.

Your Wedding Music Package with Mike Paul-Smith Music

Our various band line-ups can be booked individually – but for a special experience, you can build a package
with different bands performing for different parts of your day.


The Chuppah
Traditional Israeli music from our Wedding Pianist, or relaxed vibes from The Soul Essentials.


Reception Entertainment
Immersive and interactive walkabout acts including The Vintage Strollers or Get Brassy.


The Horah
A breathtaking Israeli dancing set (you’ll definitely need to sit down for a few minutes afterwards) including Hava Nagila, Siman Tov! Mazel Tov!, Moshiach and more.


Dinner Music
Sophisticated dining music from The Jazz Essentials.


The Party
Between courses and after dinner, dance to sensational music form our party bands including Capital Sounds Collective and The Get Downs.

All our line-ups can be booked individually.
Please note that the Israeli dancing sets are only available with the 8-piece line-up and above.

Wedding Planning Advice

A series of advice articles written by Mike Paul-Smith. Helping you make the most of having live music at your Jewish wedding.

Choosing your party band

Mike Paul-Smith Music offer award-winning wedding bands to give you and your guests a party to remember.

Capital Sounds Showband

Our premium party band – starting the evening with The Horah and then performing sensational pop, soul and Motown music. Incredible medleys of back-to-back hits fill the dancefloor for a party that your guests will be raving about for years.

The Get Downs

Our most versatile band – with a huge range of different musical genres catering to all age groups. Swing, jive and big band music gets your party off to a great start before soul and Motown music keeps you dancing into the night.

The Horah

Our two party bands provide sensational celebratory dancing music for the Horah.
We usually start with Hava Nagila and then perform a non-stop medley lasting for around 15 minutes.

Here is a shortened version of the medley so you can get an idea of what to expect!

Our repertoire of Israeli dancing music includes:

Hava Nagila
Siman Tov! Mazel Tov!
Hevenu Shalom Aleichem
Chosn Kale Mazel Tov

Live music for the Chuppah

We love performing for the Chuppah, performing your requests to create special memories.

Depending on your song requests we might suggest different line-ups – and, with enough notice,
we can perform virtually any song -ensuring that your Chuppah is as unique as you are as a couple.

The Soul Essentials

A vocalist and a pianist combine to perform your favourite songs from jazz and musical theatre to pop and more. Male vocalist available on request.

Wedding Pianist

A huge range of classical and contemporary music, also available with additional musicians such as a cellist or saxophonist.

Live music for the reception

Whilst you’re taking photos and enjoying some drinks, keep your guests entertainment with fabulous live entertainment.

Here are the two most popular options!

The Vintage Strollers

An interactive experience, with acoustic musicians strolling amongst your guests performing lively swing and pop music. A great option for outdoors drinks receptions – particularly if your venue doesn’t allow amplified music.

Get Brassy

If you want a really raucous reception, check out Get Brassy – a New Orleans street band who perform brass band versions of modern pop songs.

Dinner entertainment

During dinner, you could put on your choice of music on our PA system or you can book a smaller group of musicians to provide background jazz,
soul or pop music. This could either be instrumental or vocal-led depending on your preferences.

The Jazz Essentials

An instrumental band performing well-known jazz standards – providing a sophisticated atmosphere during dinner.

The Soul Essentials

Vocal-led duo performing your favourite songs as you walk down the aisle and sign the register.

Finishing Touches

Small extras that make a big difference.

Auto DJ Service

Your wedding party doesn’t have to end when the party band finishes – find out about using our top quality PA system to play your choice of recorded music, which is usually free of charge until midnight and can be extended afterwards for an additional charge.

Song Request

We’ll happily learn one suitable request free of charge when you book a party band. Get in touch for a quote for learning additional new songs!

Wedding Video Soundtrack

Personalise your wedding video with a recording of our performance from your wedding. We can arrange for our performance to be professionally multi-tracked and will then work with your videographer to create the soundtrack to your wedding video.

Premium Production

Our party bands all come with stage lighting packages to illuminate the performers – but we can extend this with extra stage and dancefloor lighting packages. Also speak to us about things like uplighter hire, grand piano hire or any other production you might need.

We also have a list of recommended suppliers we love working with – check them out here!

Recent Posts

We’ve been performing at weddings and celebrations for 18 years and have a wealth of experience. Here is our advice for dealing with noise limiters, planning your first dance and much more.


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