Whether driven by the current necessities for social distancing or just a desire to keep it simple, having a small wedding is a perfect opportunity to personalize your music even more. A 250 person wedding brings with it some level of responsibility to pick music for “everyone” and to keep the dance floor packed all night, but a more intimate gathering can be a more chilled out celebration- at a volume conducive to conversation. We have some great DJs available and soloists and duos, of course, but here are some live music options that will not add significantly to your guest count, but still make the night more special. Yes, you can dance to a smaller group. All of these groups come with DJ service on the breaks and you can customize this part of your event to your taste.
Taking our cue from retail, we have a plexiglass drum screen – which is often used to reduce volume onstage at lager events- that could be placed between the guests and musicians or DJ. Guests can text requests to the musicians without having to get close to them.
If your smaller gathering is taking place near the ocean or overlooking one of New Hampshire’s beautiful lakes, a group like Endless Summer can incorporate classic by Van Morrison, Bob Marley, Tom Petty and more contemporary artist, yacht rock and 80s favorites.
Having a 50 person gathering outside at a winery or farm? How about Sweet Pea, an acoustic duo, trio or quartet playing well- known songs in a bluegrass/Americana style?
Or what about this great jazz trio or quartet to set an upscale tone?
Eastern Standard does the best current & classic guitar driven Pop/Rock/Alternative, Americana, Folk, Reggae, and a bit of Top 40:
Vie Nocturne is a great, jazzy quartet: with vocals
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