Drinks Receptions

Having live drinks reception music is an optional extra available to you for your wedding.

For drinks reception music I play all sorts of songs, from Queen and The Beatles to Picture this and Cia. I have a varied repertoire with music to suit all ages.

On the day I don’t usually follow a specific set list. Having spent years gigging in bands I have learned how to play it by ear and see what your guests are reacting to best. Be that upbeat party classics or more easy going tunes that settle in the background.

But of course the type of music played will really add to the atmosphere during this part of the day, so if you know exactly the style and atmosphere that you want then of course, tell me and I will stick to that!

Here’s a sample of some of the music I play:

Country/Irish

  • Country Roads – John Denver
  • Past the Point of Rescue – Mary Black
  • The Gambler – Kenny Rodgers
  • Wagon Wheel – Nathan Carter
  • Galway Girl – Mundy
  • I Useta Love Her – The Saw Doctors
  • Jolene – Dolly Parton
  • House of the Rising Sun – The Animals
  • The Wild Rover – The Dubliners

Classics

  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
  • Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Fisherman’s Blues – The Waterboys
  • Don’t Look Back in Anger – Oasis
  • Save Tonight – Eagle Eyed Cherry
  • Over My Shoulder – Mike & the Mechanics
  • Good Riddance – Green Day
  • Torn – Natalie Imbruglia
  • Kiss Me – Sixpence None the Richer
  • All I Want is You – U2
  • Yellow – Coldplay
  • Living on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
  • Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams
  • Brewing up a Storm – The Stunning
  • Browed Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  • You Make My Dreams Come True – Hall & Oates
  • La Bamba – Ritchie Valens
  • What’s Up – 4 Non Blondes
  • Dreams – The Cranberries
  • To Love Somebody – Bee Gees
  • Everlasting Love – Carl Carlton
  • Layla – Eric Clapton
  • I Can See Clearly Now – Jimmy Cliff

Modern Pop

  • Pompeii – Bastille
  • Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
  • She Moved in her Own Way – The Kooks
  • Pencil Full of Lead – Paulo Nutini
  • Shout About It – The Vamps
  • Let Her Go – Passenger
  • Ho Hey – The Lumineers
  • Riptide – Vance Joy
  • Blame it on me – George Ezra
  • Take My Hand – Picture This
  • Never Change – Picture This
  • Let me Love You – Justin Bieber
  • All These Thing that I Have Done – The Killers
  • Wherever you go – The Calling
  • Move my Way – The Vamps
  • Found a heart – Emily Hearn
  • All I want it You – (Juno)
  • Rude – Magic
  • Shut Up & Dance – Walk the Moon
  • Cheap ThrillsCia
  • Better Together – Jack Johnson
  • I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
  • San Diego Song – The Coronas

Easy Listening

  • Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  • The Book of Love – Gavin James
  • Caledonia – Dougie MacLean
  • Annie’s Song – John Denver
  • Wade in the Water – Eva Cassidy
  • You are so beautiful to me – Joe Cocker
  • The Voyage – Christy Moore
  • A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
  • More than Words – Extreme
  • Dream Catch Me – Newton Faulkner
  • Heaven – Bryan Adams
  • Wonderful tonight – Eric Clapton
  • Somewhere over the Rainbow – IZ
  • The Blower’s Daughter – Damien Rice
  • Feels Like Home – Chantal Kreviazuk
  • Candy Store – Dickie Rocke
  • Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley
  • To Make You Feel My Love – Adele
  • Amazed – Lonestar
  • Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley
  • The One – Kodaline
  • Songbird – Eva Cassidy
  • Everything I Do – Bryan Adams

 

Want a bigger sound for your drinks reception music?

I have a list of talented musicians whom I often collaborate with. Check them out here.