Nathan Hassall Music
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Nathan Hassall Music provides the very best Musicians, Bands & DJs to weddings right across the UK! If you are looking for sublime background music or some funky music to dance to then get in touch!!
Type of Performer(s) or Business
Ensemble / Group
Style of Music
Drinks / Cocktails Music
Funk / 70s / Disco
Latin / Salsa
Pop / Rock
Rat Pack / Swing
Soul / Motown / RnB
Swing / Jive
Learn New Songs
Noise Limiter Experience
Pricing & Costs
- Nathan Hassall Music was formed in 2005 and our aim is provide purely the very best musicians, live bands and DJs to weddings, corporate events and private parties. Our acts have performed at countless wedding ceremonies and receptions not just at venues across the UK, but also at venues in the south of France (Saint Tropez & Provence), Ireland (Dublin, Naas & Cork), Italy (Lake Garda), Spain (Seville) and South Korea (Seoul) and so we have a great deal of experience in making your big day absolutely perfect wherever it is! Our Director, Nathan Hassall, studied classical and jazz saxophone at the world renowned Royal College of Music in South Kensington, London graduating in 2005 with a First Class BMus(Hons) degree and a distinction in a PGDip in Performance. Based in London ever since Nathan quickly integrated himself into the thriving London music scene, firstly setting up his own jazz band and saxophone quartet, but soon expanding his website into the full music agency that you see today and one that provided acts to over 200 events and weddings each year. Whether you are looking to hire a group of sublime jazz or classical musicians to perform as background music, or if you want a funky DJ or excellent party band to fill that dance band, here at Nathan Hassall Music we are confident that we've got the perfect act for you! Here are some of our most popular acts hired to perform at weddings: - Hired as Background Music The Classic Jazz Band (2-4 piece) - http://www.nhmusic.co.uk/classic-jazz-band-for-hire.php The London Wedding Players (2-4 piece) - http://www.nhmusic.co.uk/wedding-string-quartet-for-hire.php Solo Harpist - http://www.nhmusic.co.uk/wedding-harpist-for-hire.php Hired as Music for Dancing The Swingin' Times (5-7 piece) - http://www.nhmusic.co.uk/jazz-and-swing-band-for- The Greatest Hips (6-7 piece) - http://www.nhmusic.co.uk/party-function-band-hire-london.php NHMusic DJ - http://www.nhmusic.co.uk/dj-hire-london.php
ExperienceYear Business Was Established2005# Of Weddings HostedMore than 50# Of People In Team10Public Liability InsuranceYes
Press & Awards
Location & Contact Details
What is your most memorable wedding?
Wow, there's been so many great weddings over the years! We recently provided the Swingin' Times to a wedding held at the RAC in London and the couple were just so lovely to work with it was just a huge pleasure to be a part of their special day. On another wedding in Kent our InHouse DJ Collective was booked to perform at a really funky couple's wedding and the bride just got stuck in on the dance floor for the whole evening. Everyone just fed off her energy and got involved - it really was a great party vibe and fantastic evening!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
professional, fun, funky, stylish, experienced (ha, modest I know!!)
What about your business are you most proud of?
I get an immense buzz from the whole process really. It's great taking a client right from the initial enquiry and recommendations stage, through to the end performance. As I'm a professional saxophonist I'm involved right the way through the process on a huge number of our bookings. It's fantastic being there with a couple right the way through so that everything goes flawlessly on the big day and it's amazing reading the thank you emails, card and letters that we get afterwards. It's great to know that we helped make their special day as perfect as it could possibly be!
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Allow more time than you think! Weddings often run late meaning that your evening party gets shorter (especially if the venue has a strict finishing time). Think about whether you've added enough time for speeches (they take longer than you think) and of course group wedding photos.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
I love it when couples provide small gifts for their guests. That's a really lovely touch as way of thanks to all those who came.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Basically a couple will usually get in touch with an enquiry for either music for dancing or background music (or sometimes both!). Some couples have a definite idea of what they are after and some need more guidance looking for recommendations from me, both are absolutely fine! We then discuss the logistics (timings, location etc.) and I'll provide a free quote. If they are happy to proceed and book then I'll draw up a contract so that it's clear what is expected of the act and the client has security and reassurance that all will go to plan on the day. Quite often closer to the time I will touch base with the venue in case they need any documentation from us (Public Liability Insurance, Risk Assessments, PAT Certificates etc.) and I'll be in regular contact with the couple on the run up to their big day to make sure everything is still as previously discussed and so I can make tweaks to the schedule if need be!
What makes a romantic first dance?
There is always a song that means a lot to the both of you and it doesn't have to be a ballad to be romantic if it has a pull for both of you. Of course we can make recommendations for you but obviously we don't know your history as well as you do so think about going down those lines. If you aren't confident dancers then think about getting guests invited to the dance floor after about 2 mins to take the pressure off!
What is your number one floor-filler?
There are so many, but for our swing/jazz dance band the Swingin' Times it's "Johnny B Goode" and for our excellent pop/party band the Greatest Hips it's Katy Perry's "California Gurls" (Yes, everyone seems to love that live!) or the James Brown classic "I Got You/I Feel Good". An amazing closer is "Lovely Day" by Bill Withers!!
Which band from the past would you most like to have been part of?
Well, I am a saxophonist and my true love is jazz (it's just so addictively creative as a music form) and so any band with the legendary Miles Davis or John Coltrane would have been pretty awesome. Pop wise, I love Jamiroquai and David Bowie (RIP) too!!
What is the soundtrack to your life?
How can you ever answer this question?! Live takes us in so many different directions so I honestly haven't got a clue how to answer. Classical, Jazz, Latin, Pop, Dance music - it all plays a huge in my life as a professional musician and director of Nathan Hassall Music!!
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