How to Choose a Singer For Your Wedding

When it comes to your big day, there are often a hundred different things to plan and take care of. These include not only hiring a venue for the reception, the seating of your guests and the catering, but also the musical entertainment.

Nowadays, many choose to forgo the obligatory disco with its hit-or-miss collection of pop hits and instead hire a wedding singer to add a touch of class to the affair and provide a musical spectacle befitting of such an important ceremony.

A wedding singer can add sophistication to an event so that it becomes truly special and unforgettable for you and your partner, as well as for the guests. So how do you go about hiring someone who lives up to your expectations and makes for a day or night to remember?

When looking to hire a wedding singer you first of all need to take into account her or her location. You need to make sure that the wedding singer either lives and performs regularly in this area or is prepared to travel.

This can avoid potential hitches as your wedding singer of choice getting stuck in traffic on your big day, or getting lost on the way to the event. You may also have the opportunity to consult with them face to face before your wedding to make ensure that they are a good fit for you and that everything is planned perfectly in advance.

When you are looking for your wedding singer, it is also important to make sure that the entertainment fits into your venue of choice. Wedding singers often come either accompanied by a live wedding band or backing tracks, so you need to make sure the location of your wedding can be set up to meet any technical and logistical requirements.

Next, you will need to consider your budget. Many a wedding singer boasts a variety of different packages to suit the needs of their various clients. A live wedding band is likely to cost more, so be sure that this is within your means before you hire one.

The backing tracks that a wedding singer usually provides are normally a great way to avoid this extra cost and still provide the luxury of a live performer at your wedding. Be sure to investigate all the options in your local area that are within your budget before you make a choice.

Many wedding singers also provide entertainment based on a particular musical style or theme. Whereas one singer may specialize in ballads to slow-dance to, another may tend to perform a more dynamic set.

Consider the style of music that you would like your wedding singer to perform, and check with them whether their regular repertoire includes songs of this genre. Wedding singers are often happy to learn new pieces for you, so it is worth asking them if they can perform that particular song that is special to you and your beloved.

Finally, it is advisable to see or listen to the musicians yourself before you make a final decision. Be aware that tracks recorded in a studio can be auto-tuned or edited, so your best bet is to witness a live performance or to listen to a recorded live performance. A reputable singer will be able to provide either or both of these options for you.

In conclusion, there are several things to take into account when planning on hiring a wedding singer for your wedding. By taking into account logistical and technical issues, your budget and the style and quality of the singer and their backing tracks or band, you are sure to find the perfect musical accompaniment for your special day.

The Martini Quartet

Any event would be incomplete without music

Music plays a huge role to ensure an event’s success. It transforms the atmosphere and gives your event an alluring charm – whether the event is a wedding party, a dinner, a corporate event or an extravagant party. If you love great events, then you most certainly know the importance of a good music performance, which is what the talented celebrity singers of the Martini Quartet bring to your event. Also known as the “Queens of Harmony”, the four ladies bring beauty, passion, and crispness to a performance. Their voices soar in pure and tight harmony, bringing energy, soul, and inspiration to any event, leaving guests thrilled beyond measure.

The Quartet was formed back in 2007 at the home of Sandy Marron. At its founding, brought together the four voices of singers Sandy Marron (tenor), DeAnne Haugen (baritone) and Shannon Harris (bass), with Lisa Myers as the Lead. Over the course of the years, two of the members retired and the quartet brought on two more members, leading to the present composition of Shannon Harris at bass, Corinna Garriock at tenor, DeAnne Haugen at baritone and Michelle Shoemaker as the lead. This is the group that was crowned as the 2012 champions of the Sweet Adelines International’s International Quartet Champions!

The group of celebrity singers specializes in the Barbershop harmony, which is a unique style of acapella that consists of consonant four-part chords flowing harmoniously over a texture that is predominantly homophonic. The best part about this style of music is how the tenor voice part singles slightly above the lead, while the bass harmonizes the notes, creating a very wonderful, very entertaining and very versatile style of music that is perfect for different events.

The Barbershop music style is also characterized by songs with clear lyrics and melodies which can be easily sung along. This style also features a standard meter and a balanced and symmetrical form. The singers infuse the music performance with a precise intonation, a fullness of sound and a high degree of harmony and vocal skill to create a musical masterpiece. The performance also includes visual and musical methods to convey the theme of the song and pass the passion and emotions of the music to the audience, resulting in a truly thrilling musical experience. The musical delivery is done from the heart and is well balanced by the stylistic presentation which seamlessly combines together the visual and musical aspects of the performance to create and maintain illusions suggested by the music.

The Martini Quartet performs at various kinds of events throughout the year, with their musical performance specifically tailored according to the requirements of the occasion and venue. Their performances are perfect for:

  • Wedding Receptions
  • Dinners
  • Stage Shows
  • Corporate Events
  • Birthday Parties
  • Garden Fetes
  • Festivals
  • Conventions
  • And many other kinds of events.

If you are looking for a flexible and incredibly fantastic way of infusing your event with some color, fun and real character, you can never go wrong with the talented celebrity singers of the Martini Quartet. Having already been crowned queens of the Sweet Adelines International’s International Quartet Champions, you can bet they are a group that knows their art.