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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.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£250
Details

PA System
Noise Limiter Experience
Sound Equipment
Disco Lighting

Type of Performer(s) or Business

Function Band
DJ
Jazz Band
Disco
Ensemble / Group

Primary Instrument(s)

Female Vocals
Male Vocals
Drums
Complete Band
Violin
Strings
Piano

Style of Music

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

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2002
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
10
Reviews
(71)
(71)
Laura
Married in May 2019
October 2018
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 no issues), they offered advice about the type of packages and when we enquired about having music during our wedding breakfast Gordon was very honest and advised, as a result of past experiences, that he felt the string quartet wouldn't add value in the room. We really appreciate the honesty, especially when it meant they were losing out on potential money! Our guests had nothing but praise for them the whole day, they really were brilliant!
Amy
Married in May 2019
October 2018
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. Fantastic! They made my ceremony so special, I could have listened to them play all day
Rebecca
Married in April 2019
October 2018
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 good value for money. Great that they recorded themselves so there is a record of our music. Thank you so much North East Soiree
Anna
Married in April 2019
October 2018
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 played was top class. They have a great repertoire, which they keep up to date and current, but were also happy to learn any new/ different songs that didn't appear on their lists! Brilliant customer service, a very reasonable price and top quality musicians!
Chris
Married in April 2019
October 2018
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 definitely recommend.
Lauren
Married in April 2019
October 2018
North of England Wedding Awards 2019
Very responsive to enquiries, reasonably priced, reliable and great on the day!

Lumley Castle Wedding Show

6th October 2019
starts 11am till 2pm Free entry and parking and why not make a day of it and go for Sunday Lunch? Or at least stop for a coffee in the Library Bar.
Location & Contact Details

Address

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

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Spennymoor

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A1M Junction 61

Nearest Train Station

Durham

Nearest Airport

Newcastle

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FAQ
(10)

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!