We pride ourselves on knowing just what to play, and when to play it. It isn't enough just to fill your dancefloor - we want you to love the music! Every song from the start of the day until you drive away together as a married couple can be tailored especially for you. Or if you prefer, just leave it all up to us.
- Don't Stop Believing Journey
- Jessie's Girl Rick Springfield
- Twist 'n' Shout The Beatles
- You Are The Best Thing Ray Lamontagne
- Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond
- Call Me Al Paul Simon
- American Girl Tom Petty
- Lonely Boy Black Keys
- Hit Me With Your Best Shot Pat Benatar
- Wagon Wheel Old Crow Medicine Show
- Shake It Off Taylor Swift
- Wake Me Up Avicii
- Can’t Stop The Feeling Justin Timberlake
- Shut Up and Dance Walk The Moon
- Locked Out of Heaven Bruno Mars
- Hey Ya Outkast
- Get Lucky Daft Punk
- Happy Pharrell Williams
- Rolling In The Deep Adele
- Forget You Cee Lo Green
Funk + Motown
- Respect Aretha Franklin
- Stand By Me Ben E King
- Ain’t Too Proud To Beg Temptations
- The Way You Make Me Feel Michael Jackson
- Superstition Stevie Wonder
- Hold On I’m Comin Sam & Dave
- Son Of A Preacher Man Dusty Springfield
- Heard It Through The Grapevine Marvin Gaye
- Hard To Handle Otis Redding
- My Girl Temptations
- First Day Of My Life Bright Eyes
- Let's Stay Together Marvin Gaye
- What A Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
- Latch Sam Smith
- Can't Help Falling IN Love A Thousand Years Christina Perri
- I’m Yours Jason Mraz
- Over The Rainbow Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
- Ave Maria Franz Schubert
- Canon In D Johann Pachelbel
- Bridal Chorus Richard Wagner
- Make You Feel My Love Adele
- All You Need Is Love Latch Sam Smith
- Can’t Help Falling In Love Elvis Presley
- A Thousand Years Christina Perri
- I’m Yours Jason Mraz
- Over The Rainbow Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
- Various Traditional Jewish Folk Dances (Horahs)
- Various Bluegrass Tunes
- Hundreds of String Quartet Standards, and Traditional Ceremony Music
- Hundreds of Jazz Standards
- Various Italian Folk Songs/Dances
- Anything, really!
We love playing wedding ceremonies! Whether you'd prefer traditional classical songs, or a more modern approach, we want to help. We can provide a classical string trio, or a simple guitar and vocalist. Or maybe something more exotic, like violin and harp...
Our suggested approach with wedding ceremony music is this: bigger is NOT better. Unlike the main dance band, ceremony music is all about simplicity, elegance, and atmosphere.
Ask us for a free demo CD, to hear it for yourself.
Before the party gets underway, cocktails are the perfect way to get your guests ready for a big night. You might not want to rock it up too much yet, but getting everyone in the mood is essential in the late afternoon and early evening.
A smaller selection of the musicians can play traditional jazz or toe-tapping acoustic music in the background to keep the room buzzing.
This is a really important way to set the tone for the night, without overdoing it - perfect music for chatting and sipping cocktails!
This is where we really shine - amazing dance parties are how the Royal Dukes have earned their fantastic reputation! We pride ourselves on our high energy, and flawless performance – it’s all about great preparation and a genuine love for what we do to ensure you have the best night of your life.
Discuss your first dance options with us – we can perform your dream song, or if you want to choreograph a masterpiece to the original recording we can help facilitate the timings then move into live dance music straight after.
We’ll even secretly take a call from your best friend to secretly organize a surprise flash mob dance... Anything for your special day!
Pricing is all-inclusive, with no hidden extras: including tax, insurance, sound system, mixing, complimentary basic DJ service. The Royal Dukes Band is the real-deal - no backing tracks, and no smoke and mirrors. Just genuine, pro-grade musicians, playing real music.
We are nothing less than meticulous through the planning stages. You get rock-solid support, and our experienced planning team- this is the reason that some of the biggest event planners in the world keep coming back to us.
You will be safe in the knowledge that you don't need to worry about a thing. We will be there to cue the perfect entrance, then later on get that party jumping....!Contact us
Examples from recent events
Pricing is based on a variety of individual factors, but here are some example quotes from events we have performed recently:
3 Piece Reception Band - $1980
A solid band with the foundations for an awesome party!
5 Piece Reception Band + Ceremony Acoustic Duo + MC - $3490
Acoustic music to guide you down the aisle, And a rocking band to get the party roaring!
8 Piece Reception Band + Ceremony String Trio + MC - $5500
Beautiful classical music as you walk down the aisle to a string trio. Come to the reception; be welcomed by the full band including horn section! There is nothing like the sounds of that horn section to get people on their feet and really impress!
Deluxe package: Full industrial stage/lighting, huge 13 Piece Band, Ceremony String Quartet - $12,000
Make the ultimate statement. We will have you walking down the aisle to a full string quartet. We will supply a full stage and industrial lighting package for a whole extra kind wow factor. A dedicated MC will coordinate all proceedings, and the epic sized band will take your party to the next level.
Every wedding is unique: speak to us about a tailored quote that meets your requirements exactly.
How to book
Fill out our quick, easy online form. We will then check our availability, and send you a rough quote. Ask us any questions; we want to get a feel for the kind of event you are planning. From there, we can provide you with more detailed information tailored to your specific event and needs, and will send you out an information booklet with free demo CD.
To save you gate-crashing someone’s wedding, the Royal Dukes Band host regular ‘showcases’ at live music venues, where you can see and hear the band for yourself. We will show off all our band sizes and styles so you can decide what suits you. Join us for a fun night! If you like, sit down and talk to us one-on-one and meet the band - Live gigs dates are listed here.
3 Place A DepositIf you like what you see, you can reserve the band securely for your date by placing a 20% deposit. Payment can be made via check, credit card, bank transfer, or in person at a showcase. You don't need to have a perfectly defined schedule yet - just enough so that we know we're all on the same page.
Working With Us
4 PlanningBy the time you have solidified everything from your venue, catering, decorations and logistics etc. the planning stage might take months- we'll help you as much as you'd like to work the music into the bigger picture. Or simply tell us the general vibe you're looking for, and we'll figure it all for you.
5 ConfirmationAfter you are satisfied with your final plan, we'll formally run through your times and plan for the day, and polish it all until we're all sure that it’s perfect. This usually happens around a week before the event, but sometimes earlier if you are super-organized.
6 On The DayWith everything organized, there is nothing more for you to think about on your day, other than marrying your partner and have an incredible day, celebrating with an amazing band!