Featured Wedding – Ismar and Hayley Alabedi’s Wedding – Manchester Town Hall

Well, it was another highly enjoyable day providing my Manchester acoustic wedding singer and DJ services for another lovely couple in another gorgeous setting! I genuinely love this job and why wouldn’t I? I meet great people from all over the world and I get to enjoy these great occasions with the added satisfaction of being able to help it all run smoothly. Once again the lovely British traffic tried to put a spanner in that plan, but thanks to the fact that I’d left over two hours to drive the hour long journey and the fact that I’m still able (barely!!) to run around Manchester Town Hall like some kind of mad Springer Spaniel – I was able to make sure everything went to plan!

Just to put the traffic disaster into perspective – If I’m providing the ‘All Day Wedding Package’ for a couple, as I was for Ismar and Hayley, I will arrive at a venue two hours before I’m first needed or before anyone arrives. This gives me plenty of time to make sure everything is set up and correct before the guests start to arrive because nothing would spoil the beauty and atmosphere of a wedding like me lugging speakers around and testing disco lights, etc. By leaving so much time to set up I’m able to make sure that no one is bothered by my uninvited presence during an important moment.

   I only really need an hour at most to set up all my equipment so I’ve always at least an hour to spare – this coupled with the fact that I always leave double the time for any journey to a wedding venue means that on this occasion I had over two hours to play with but, thanks to the wonderful traffic, that two hours had been whittled down to 20 minutes!! An absolute nightmare!!

Ismar and Hayley hired me to play during their ceremony, during their drinks reception, before the disco and to provide a DJ service. For the ceremony Hayley asked me to learn an instrumental guitar version of ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’ by Elvis to be played as she walked down the aisle, Paolo Nutini’s ‘Candy’ and ‘Ho! Hey!’ by The Lumineers to be played as the register was signed and ‘Friday I’m In Love’ by The Cure to be played as she and Ismar left the ceremony (they were married on a Friday – great choice!).

Hayley also had me download some popular Bosnian songs for the disco, I just wish there had been more, because once one of those songs were played – the Bosnian contingent that attended the wedding filled the dance floor with some fun dancing that involved everyone. They really knew how to have a good time! This is what I mean about this job – I don’t think I’ve ever really interacted with any people from Bosnia, not knowingly anyway, but thanks to this job I was able to meet some lovely people from another culture that I would have never had the pleasure of. It was brilliant for me to see and speak to these fun loving people and I was very happy to be able to get a tiny glimpse into their culture as they enjoyed this happy event.

I think the event as a whole was a great success and I was very happy to be a part of it. I genuinely hope to see Ismar and Hayley again and I also hope to be able to be back at Manchester Town Hall again because it was an absolute pleasure. The building suited a Christmas wedding so well. I’ll just make sure I leave four hours for the one hour journey next time as the Manchester traffic wasn’t quite as beautiful!

Manchester town hall wedding guitarist

As a wedding guitarist I can fit into ANY situation. From quiet instrumental guitar wedding music to upbeat covers to fill a dance floor! A chilled acoustic session to a guitar soloing, drum looping, bass pumping full band sound! From very quiet to VERY loud! 

I play over 300 well known hits from all eras! Including songs by artists such as Ed Sheeran, The Beatles, Oasis and George Ezra. All the way through to rock classics by Queen, Bryan Adams, Kings Of Leon and many more!

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As well as being a professional acoustic wedding singer, I can also provide a professional wedding DJ service, including LED and laser disco lighting and ANY type of music! I can provide ANY song for your wedding or ANY theme that’s required!

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*All LED lighting included
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