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Live Music including String Quartet, Duets, Trios, Ceilidh band with caller, Jazz and Party covers band and DJ all from one team of professional players.
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Type of Performer(s) or Business

Ensemble / Group
Function Band
Jazz Band

Style of Music

Ceilidh Irish / Traditional
Ceremony Music
Drinks / Cocktails Music
Other Style of Music
Rat Pack / Swing
Reception Music

Primary Instrument(s)

Complete Band
Female Vocals
Male Vocals

Additional Services

Disco Lighting
Noise Limiter Experience
PA System
Sound Equipment
Full Description
North East Soiree are not an agency, we are the musicians that will perform all day at your event.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Gordon Callander
I manage the group and perform in all the various styles of music so would be present from setup till the end of the night and have over 30 years experience of performing at weddings and events. I initially started the group simply to have a single advert in yellow pages for 3 different groups that I already played with and was surprised that so many people actually wanted all 3 groups at the same wedding, so I re-configured the groups a little and we have now done over 1200 weddings and events


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Married in May 2019
October 2019
North of England Wedding Awards 2019
Gordon and the team delivered excellent service for our wedding at Beamish Hall Hotel, nothing was too much trouble (we changed our Venues part way through and there were...
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Married in May 2019
October 2019
North of England Wedding Awards 2019
North East Soiree are absolutely incredible. We had an outdoor ceremony & they sounded amazing, they really helped create a romantic setting & we had so many compliments....
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Married in April 2019
October 2019
North of England Wedding Awards 2019
Beautiful music. Good repertoire so we could have a wide range of music. Set up in a discreet area so did not take up lots of room. Played for a good amount of time. Very...
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Married in April 2019
October 2019
North of England Wedding Awards 2019
North East Soiree were fantastic all the way from our initial booking, right to the day of our wedding. Nothing was too much for them and the quality of the music they ...
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Married in April 2019
October 2019
North of England Wedding Awards 2019
The guys provided a great Ceilidh that was thoroughly enjoyed by our guests, most of which had never tried a ceilidh before. Still a talking point today and would defini...
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Married in April 2019
October 2019
North of England Wedding Awards 2019
Very responsive to enquiries, reasonably priced, reliable and great on the day!
Location & Contact Details


12 Marske Way, Spennymoor, Tyne and Wear, DL16 7FL, England

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Nearest Motorway & Junction

A1M Junction 61

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Nearest Airport


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What is your most memorable wedding?

Our own

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Friendly Relaxed Professional Versatile Accommodating

What about your business are you most proud of?

When a Bride and or Groom comes up to me at the end of the night and gives me a hug - I know that we've done well and helped make a day they will never forget.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Relax and enjoy every step along the way and especially enjoy the day. Don't worry about making the perfect decisions, just enjoy the whole journey together.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

Bride and Groom driving guests home in a mini-bus

Describe your typical process with a couple.

We receive an enquiry and reply with price and details of what we do. If that is a good fit then we accept a deposit of £100 to secure the date and ask for a simple Booking Form to be completed. I update the Form with any payments that are made and send a copy back. We discuss the music requirements and times as the plans take shape and discuss which tunes are to be played when. I arrange all the music and sort the players. Payment is due the week before the wedding so that everything is all sorted and we can all relax and enjoy the day. We perform and everyone has a lovely day.

What makes a romantic first dance?

2 people in love! Nobody cares what the music is. Nobody cares if there is a fantastic dance routine. Everyone just wants to see 2 happy people that want to be together and that's it.

What is your number one floor-filler?

A Ceilidh! But for a disco - Uptown Funk is a good all rounder. Other great tunes work sometimes but not always.

Which band from the past would you most like to have been part of?

There have been so many inspirational performers and bands over the years but you never know what it's like to have to hide backstage then go back on the tour bus to the next hotel thinking... I wish I knew what it felt like to be free! A wedding band doesn't need to hide and I love meeting people and performing different music every afternoon and night then back home again.

What is the soundtrack to your life?

Ceilidh tunes and dances for as long as I can remember in Primary School. Since playing String Quartets for weddings - it's Pachelbel's Canon (over a thousand times so far) but it's still a great tune!
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