TIE THE NOTE - UK's Top Musicians, Bands & DJs

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Hello lovely couples! I'm Emily, Wedding Music Planner & Founder of Tie The Note. I'm here to have a quick chat, listen to your requirements & match you with your dream wedding musicians, bands & DJs.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£400
Details

Type of Performer(s) or Business

Agency
Choir
Disco
DJ
Ensemble / Group
Function Band
Jazz Band
Solo Musician
Solo Singer

Style of Music

Acoustic
Ceilidh Irish / Traditional
Ceremony Music
Classical
Drinks / Cocktails Music
Funk / 70s / Disco
Jazz
Latin / Salsa
Other Style of Music
Pop / Rock
Rap / Beatbox
Rat Pack / Swing
Reception Music
Soul / Motown / RnB
Swing / Jive
Tribute

Primary Instrument(s)

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

Additional Services

Disco Lighting
Learn New Songs
MC Available
Noise Limiter Experience
PA System
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Sound Equipment
Take Requests
Full Description
Tie The Note helps you find the perfect musicians, live bands and DJs to ensure your wedding day sounds just as special as it feels. Described as a “secret wedding weapon” by a recent client, founder Emily provides a truly personal service, turning an often difficult and overwhelming part of wedding planning into an enjoyable and exciting one. A relaxed chat helps us understand what you are looking for – whether you know exactly what you want or don’t know where to start. Our musical background and relationships with the UK’s top musicians enable us to provide a carefully curated selection of recommended artists available on your wedding date – because there’s nothing worse than finding your perfect band and then realising they are unavailable! We showcase our recommendations via a personalised online portfolio so you can listen (and watch) at your leisure. We provide bespoke quotes based on your budget and requirements and can cater for any special wishes – whether that’s a surprise ‘Love Actually' moment as you walk down the aisle, or Harry Potter themed procession music! And we don’t stop there. Tie The Note liaise with your chosen artist(s) and venue to ensure everything runs perfectly, taking all the stress away from you. As an additional service, we can be there on the day for added reassurance. We love that as it means we get to see first-hand how happy our musicians have you and your guests! There are countless entertainment agencies out there providing bands for weddings. We are not one of them. We are the first and only wedding music planners in the UK, offering a uniquely personal service. We maintain a constantly updated network of the finest talent in the industry, which means our couples have their pick from an extensive roster, which we whittle down to a far more manageable selection. The testimonials we have from clients prove we are succeeding in our mission of matching couples with their perfect musicians!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Emily
I can't wait to chat with you and help you find the perfect musicians for your wedding day! Please feel free to call me on 07383 443 469 or email me directly on emily@tiethenote.com :)

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2016
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
2
Reviews
(11)
(11)
Charlotte Robinson
Married in February 2019
March 2020
Great service from start to finish.
5 stars - Great service from start to finish, if I hadn't already booked other musicians I would have asked them to book them all for me from the off! Would highly recommend.
Grainne Mears-Bullen
Married in February 2019
March 2020
Absolutely fantastic business!
Absolutely fantastic business. Could not fault the service.
Alice & Damien
Married in August 2018
January 2019
The Heather Band
"We just wanted to email to say a big thank you for the amazing job you did at our wedding! Our guests thought you were all fantastic and were so impressed!! We loved having you to perform and feel so lucky to have had such a wonderful band of professional and lovely people!! Thank you once again."
Ross & Tanya
Married in June 2018
January 2019
The RSVPs
"Highly, highly recommend The RSVPs. They had the dance floor at our wedding packed and jumping from start to finish. Really versatile, high energy and it was also great to have the acoustic set outside for our ceremony and drinks reception. Nothing but kind words from all our guests and they were a pleasure to deal with as well. Thanks again guys!"
Kara Groves, Wedding & Event Planner
Wedding: January 2018
January 2019
Kara Groves, Wedding & Event Planner
"I don’t hesitate to recommend ‘Tie The Note’ to our wedding clients, music is a key element to any wedding day. From the ceremony to the evening party having someone such as Emily with her wealth of musical experience and contacts is a godsend to any Bride!"
Kimberley & Martyn
Married in November 2017
January 2019
The Dapper Chaps
"The Dapper Chaps provided all music from start to finish at our wedding on Saturday in St Ives, Cornwall and were fantastic - even learning our first dance song. They played music to suit all tastes from rock n roll to more modern chart music, which our wedding guests enjoyed partying along to into the early hours! Thanks so much boys, we would thoroughly recommend you to anyone looking for a band for their wedding or other event."
Location & Contact Details

Address

London, Greater London, England

Travel Notes

We will travel anywhere to meet with you, if you'd like to have a chat about the music for your wedding day in person. We are always on the move and very rarely in the office!

Nearest Town

Highbury & Islington

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A104

Nearest Train Station

Highbury

Nearest Airport

Stansted

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Press & Awards
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Press & Awards (3)

Vogue Magazine
Brides Magazine
Love My Dress

Accreditations / Associations (1)

Musician's Union

Industry Awards (1)

Shortlisted 'Best British Newcomer' in The UK Wedding Awards
FAQ
(10)

What is your most memorable wedding?

My own! I can't tell you how much fun I had planning our wedding day! It was an opportunity to be really creative, to draw on all the wonderful musicians and music in our lives and create a musical journey that we will never forget! From a live music jam the night before, self-composed aisle music, friends and family forming a choir singing arrangements of our favourite songs during the ceremony, my brother singing a solo during the signing of the register, my partner and I leading a musical parade roaming into the streets and town centre when we left the ceremony (a video of this put on YouTube by a stranger went viral!), our friends performing our favourite Beach Boys songs as guests gathered before the meal, my best friend serenading us from the balcony with a breathtaking rendition of 'Edelweiss' from our favourite film 'The Sound Of Music', to the best live band anyone could ever dream of having at their wedding, with the most talented musicians and friends all wanting to get involved - they even wrote personalised Michael Jackson and Queen medleys for us! I will never forget it. This is when I realised how much I would love to help others come up with thoughtful and creative ways to personalise the musical backdrop to their special day. I set up Tie The Note, and now I get to do this for a living! It's the dream!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Quality, personal, thoughtful, creative, trustworthy

What about your business are you most proud of?

I'm most proud of the care and thought that I dedicate to each couple that I work with. I'm proud to be able to offer a really valuable service to couples from any background, budget, couples who have very specific ideas about what they want, or have absolutely no idea and are looking for help and guidance. I only work with professional musicians, the best in the industry, and would only ever recommend an artist who I would be happy to have performing at my own wedding. My biggest joy comes from the happy and grateful feedback from couples who I have helped, and I love seeing photos and videos of the day itself. As I set up the business, I will always maintain the personal nature, I really want couples to know that they are dealing with a person and not an automated system. I think that's really important.

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

Get a videographer! The amount of people I know who didn't think they wanted or needed one, who now regret it, is crazy! Myself included. The day goes by in a flash, and you will inevitably miss out on some really special moments that are happening in other parts of the venue, or that you missed when talking to people. More importantly though, memories do fade, and if I could watch a video of our day, and see my parents and grandparents enjoying it all, that would just be amazing. If you can find a way to do it, even on a budget with a slightly more DIY approach, then do! My friend had a GoPro on the day, and did a good job of capturing a few bits here and there, and I always find myself going to back to them.

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

The personal touches, that make every wedding day unique, are always the best part of the day. My favourite was at a wedding of friends of mine, the husband had commissioned myself and some friends to write an arrangement of his wife's favourite song, for every instrument that any friend or family at the wedding could play. She was kept distracted in another room whilst we all set up, and then everyone was led in, to a huge array of musicians forming a band/orchestra, performing her favourite song by candle light. Needless to say it was very emotional! She was then gifted a beautifully bound copy of the bespoke music, with all the parts, and has the recording of this moment to keep forever :)

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Once I receive an enquiry, I arrange a quick chat to find out what you are looking for. Once I have all the information I need (type of artist, wedding date, budget, venue, etc) I check availability of all the artists I think would be a good match. I then put together an private online portfolio for you, which includes all the best artists available, alongside links to their videos and info, and personalised quotes which are inclusive of everything (artist travel, PA, lighting, insurance, etc), so there are no hidden charges. There is no fee for this service and no obligation to book with us. You can then ask questions or ask for guidance, and if you decide on an artist, we just need a deposit to secure the date, a signed contract, and the remaining balance is due 28 days before your wedding date. We take care of all contracts and payments, and can also organise last minute replacements in the very unlikely event that an artist has to cancel.

What makes a romantic first dance?

When the couple can just be themselves, with each other. A first dance shouldn't be a show, just a moment to connect with each other amongst a very overwhelming and busy day!

What is your number one floor-filler?

Anything Michael Jackson!

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

The Spice Girls!

What is the soundtrack to your life?

Whatever I'm in the mood for, it varies every day according to my mood. I tend to listen to music that reflects my mood. In the morning generally up beat stuff like Beach Boys, when I'm working classical, and in the evening maybe jazz or 50s stuff.

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