Tailored wedding music packages since 2005

Jazz ~ Swing ~ Motown ~ Pop ~ Classical

Mike Paul-Smith Music is a small and exclusive collection of bands to hire for your special day – whether you’re planning a small intimate celebration or a huge party.

With 18 years experience, we have the knowledge and expertise to provide the perfect live musical entertainment to make your day not only memorable but also unique.

Find out more about our bands, and book a free wedding music consultation – we’d love to discuss your ideas and start planning the entertainment for your big day.

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Ailsa & Will's Wedding

Many clients choose to book a tailored wedding music package, selecting different band line-ups for each part of the day. 

In 2018 Mike Paul-Smith Music provided a live wedding music package for Ailsa & Will, an amazing couple who were getting married in the Surrey countryside.

They really cared about music and wanted live entertainment for each part of their day.

Working closely together we created a bespoke package of 3 bands, planning each aspect in great detail – and by the end of the wedding we felt like old friends!

Create the perfect soundtrack to your day

Mike Paul-Smith Music can stay with you all day, providing live musical entertainment for each part of your celebration

Our group of 30 professional musicians combine in different band line-ups to create a small selection of fantastic bands.

We can stay with you for your whole wedding day – providing music for your wedding ceremony, drinks reception, dinner, and evening party. 

We’ll be with you each step of the way, helping you plan your unique wedding music package – and remember that all of Mike Paul-Smith Music’s bands 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 small and carefully curated selection of live bands are available individually, but for the best value you can build a music package – with different line-ups performing for different parts of your day. 

Here’s just one example of a wedding music package – get in touch today to start building yours!


The Ceremony
Relaxed pop and soul music from The Soul Essentials, or classical music from our Wedding Pianist.


The Drinks Reception
Lively acoustic performances from our roaming band The Vintage Strollers, or decadent Prohibition-era jazz from The Lady Gatsby Jazz Band.


Dinner Music
Sophisticated background music from The Jazz Essentials.


The Party
The first dance (if you’re having one) followed by sensational dancing music from The Get Downs or the Capital Sounds Showband, followed by partying into the early hours with our Auto DJ.

Wedding Planning Advice

A series of advice articles written by Mike Paul-Smith. Helping you make the most of having live music at your 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 – performing sensational pop, soul and Motown music. Playing incredible medleys of back-to-back dancefloor fillers, Capital Sounds Showband will give you a party that your guests will be raving about for years.

The Get Downs

Our most versatile band – performing a huge range of different musical genres to cater 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.

Music for your wedding ceremony

Personalise your wedding ceremony with your favourite music performed by our stunning instrumentalists and vocalists

The Soul Essentials

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

Wedding Ceremony Pianist

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

Drinks reception entertainment

Add a touch of class to your drinks reception with sensational live entertainment

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.

Lady Gatsby Jazz Band

For a vintage twist, the Lady Gatsby Jazz Band perform classic jazz music known and loved by all ages. A mix of 1920s music and modern songs performed in a vintage style to keep your guests entertained and in good spirits.

Wedding breakfast entertainment

Subtle yet sophisticated music to create a splendid musical backdrop to your wedding meal

The Jazz Essentials

Well-known jazz standards from our instrumental group, to create a sophisticated atmosphere for your drinks reception.

The Jazz Hours

Exquisite vocal-led jazz band performing bespoke arrangements of the best jazz standards

The First Dance

Planning to have a first dance? Create more special memories by having your band play it for you –
click here for our advice about planning a first dance and choosing a song!

First Dance

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.

Vintage Dancers

We work with amazing vintage dancers who can choreograph your first dance and come and teach your guests some fun and simple moods – perfect if you’ve picked a vintage themed band for your evening party.

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.

Extra Lighting & 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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