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COVID-19 Update
I'm still taking bookings for future weddings. My musicians and I have lots of potential solutions for providing live music at 'socially-distanced' weddings and small weddings, so please get in touch to discuss! I am also offering live music for online 'lockdown' wedding ceremonies, for those who have had to postpone their original wedding date. Choose from harp, classical guitar, jazz guitar or piano. Solo cello or violin may be added later - please enquire. Prices start from £50 for up to 2 pieces of music from the artist's existing repertoire. Song requests are also possible. All fees will go directly to the artists to support them during these challenging times.
The Classical and Jazz Specialists: Book Incredible Live Musicians for an Unforgettable Wedding!
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£210
Details

Type of Performer(s) or Business

Solo Musician
Jazz Band
Solo Singer
Ensemble / Group
Agency
Choir

Learn New Songs
Sound Equipment
Pre-Wedding Consultation

Primary Instrument(s)

Female Vocals
Guitar
Male Vocals
Organ
Drums
Complete Band
Winds
Harp
Violin
Strings
Piano
Brass

Style of Music

Drinks / Cocktails Music
Reception Music
Ceremony Music
Classical
Jazz
Full Description
Excellent live music is the secret to making your event extra special! The moment you and your partner see each other at the start of your wedding ceremony will be an emotional moment. Nothing captures that emotion better than hearing your favourite song, performed live by a skilled musician. Focusing on classical and jazz, I have put together a collective of some of the finest young musicians in the UK. My expertise, gained through years working in the classical music industry, will reassure you that you’re booking the very best. My service is efficient and personalised. We'll start with a consultation, giving you chance to tell me about your vision for your wedding day. I will then handpick a selection of artists for you to choose from, tailored specifically to your individual requirements. It’s your day, so of course the final decision will be down to you. But I’ll give you all the information and advice you need to make that choice with confidence. Not to mention saving you hours of time spent researching! I offer strings; harp; classical and jazz piano; classical and jazz guitar; opera singers; jazz vocalists; woodwind; brass and jazz ensembles of various sizes and line-ups. My artists specialise in either classical or jazz, but also include arrangements in a variety of musical styles. This includes classic and modern pop hits, folk tunes, musical theatre, film music and more. Many of my artists will also do a special arrangement for you, if you request a specific song. Do tell me if there’s something particular you’re looking for and I will find the perfect musician for you!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Rosie Loker
Hi! Thanks for coming to my Bridebook page. I launched this agency in 2019 after a professional career in classical music management, working at the Association of British Orchestras, the BBC and the Royal Academy of Music. Although it's a new company, in previous roles I've handled bookings for clients including the Royal Academy of Arts, Harrods and Elton John's AIDS Foundation as well as numerous weddings and private parties. I look forward to working with you on the music for your wedding!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2019
No. of Weddings Hosted
Less than 10
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(3)
(3)
Lorraine
Married in June 2020
June 2019
Exceeded Expectations
It’s important during these times of uncertainty that we highlight suppliers who have gone out of their way to support Brides & Grooms. Taylor Made Music Agency is one such supplier. Thank you to Rosie who without hesitation supported us through postponing our wedding and securing our new date. The anxiety and sadness of not being able to have the wedding of your dreams is difficult as it is for every supplier. Having businesses like Rosie’s who deal with you, with such care and empathy goes a long way. Thank you.
Laura and Steve
Married in November 2019
June 2019
Harpist for Autumn Wedding
We were so happy with the harpist’s performance. She ensured that the day was extra special and many of our guests told us how beautiful the music was. I’m more than happy to leave reviews. Thank you for helping with the organisation and thank you to the harpist.
Sam and Samantha
Married in August 2019
June 2019
String Quartet for Summer Wedding
We hired a string quartet for our wedding through Tailor Made Music Agency, and we're really glad we did. Rosie was really easy to deal with, and delivered exactly what we wanted at a great price. The musicians themselves were really professional - they were clearly very experienced, great players, easy to contact in the run-up to the big day, turned up on time, played really well and created a lovely atmosphere. Their repertoire list was extensive, and they went out of the way to learn a couple of special extra pieces of music for us. I would certainly use Tailor Made Music Agency again, and would recommend them to others.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Kingston upon Thames, Greater London, England

Travel Notes

Most of my musicians are based in and around London, although they are willing to travel. Some of my musicians drive whilst some only use public transport. I will take this into account when assessing your booking requirements and selecting artists to recommend to you.

Nearest Town

LONDON

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Nearest Airport

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Press & Awards
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Accreditations / Associations (1)

Honorary Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (HonARAM)
FAQ
(10)

What is your most memorable wedding?

My own! I know that's a clichéd answer, but in terms of the music we spent so long curating the perfect soundtrack to our day! Music has always been such an important part of my life it was inevitable that it would play an important part in my wedding. I try to bring this passion to all of the advice I give to couples when planning the music for their special day. If you want to know more, check out the Tailor Made Music Blog on our website, as I've written a blog post all about the music that we chose!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Bespoke, excellence, expert, classic, traditional

What about your business are you most proud of?

My incredible roster of musicians. When I set up Tailor Made Music Agency I approached the very best musicians in my network of professionals working in London. I was thrilled that they were all so excited to come on board, to help make this the best agency for booking classical and jazz musicians for weddings and events.

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

Allow yourself to focus on where your talents lie, and get help with things you're not sure about. Using an expert agency can be a great help for people who don't know where to start when looking for musicians. I can make sure you get the very best and save you a lot of legwork!

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

Recently I met a couple at a wedding fair, with their daughter who was around 3 years old. I had a harpist with me, and the little girl was captivated by the beautiful instrument! Her parents decided to book the harpist, and requested ‘Once Upon a Dream’ from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. This was their daughter’s favourite film, and they wanted to make the ceremony special for her. I thought this was such a lovely touch. Now every time they watch that film together, they will remember how they felt when they heard it on their wedding day!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

The first step is a consultation. This is completely free and there’s no obligation to make a booking afterwards. In this I'll discuss the logistical details of your wedding, such as venue and timings. I also want to know what kind of atmosphere you want to create, what parts of the day you want music for and what types of music you like (and don't like). Once I have got a good picture of what you're looking for, I'll handpick a personalised selection of Artist Profiles for you to consider. These give you all the information you need to make an informed choice. Once you’re ready to make a decision we confirm the booking with a contract. The contract covers all eventualities and gives you peace of mind that the booking is secure. I’ll put the artist in touch with you at least a month before the wedding. I’m there for you throughout the entire process to make sure everything goes smoothly and to answer any queries.

What makes a romantic first dance?

A song or piece of music that really means something personal to the couple. There is certainly no one-size-fits all!

What is your number one floor-filler?

Bruno Mars, Marry You! This song sounds great played in a vibrant classical style by a string quartet. For me though, it's even better played by a dynamic brass quintet! With the trumpets alternating the tune and the tuba blowing out the bass line, you can really get the party started!

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

Wouldn't it have been fantastic to have been in one of the bands accompanying the original Rat Pack in Vegas in the 1960s? The music of that era really stands the test of time. I could listen to the likes of Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. all day!

What is the soundtrack to your life?

Probably beautiful solo classical piano music by composers like Debussy, Satie and Chopin. Perhaps with a bit of jazz piano thrown in!