Live music at your wedding is essential, so it makes sense that you book someone who is experienced and professional.

We have performed at hundreds of weddings, not one of them ever being the same. You can be assured when you book Essential Groove that the night will run smoothly from the moment guests arrive until the bride and groom say their farewells and goodnight. Our standard package includes:

  • 4 piece band with over 6 years’ experience
  • Professional sound system for any sized venue (it really sounds great)
  • Professional lighting array with LED moving lights
  • 3 x 45 minute sets of live music (+ more if time and venue permits)
  • Background music between sets and for any formalities required
  • Optional DJ set with customized playlist available
  • Tailored set list to suit your special day

we provide music for:

Pre-Dinner Drinks
Bridal Party Intro
Bridal Waltz
Father-Daughter Dance
Dinner Music
Farewell Song

Our song list is tailored for each wedding - we don’t recycle the same old tunes or reproduce what other wedding bands in Melbourne are doing. We work with you and your running sheet, factoring in the order of your day including your ceremony, when guests enter the room, bridal party introductions, dinner music, bridal dance, throwing of the bouquet and garter, farewell songs and of course the impressive dance sets. 

Our repertoire of music is versatile and can be adjusted to suit any scenario - we have a wide selection of popular wedding music you can pick and choose from on our song list page.

We're also happy to accommodate a reasonable amount of custom song requests too, whether they be for your first dance, bridal party entrance or just because you like the song! We'll play other songs through our sound system whenever you require too such as in between the live music sets.

We can setup the live wedding music around the type of mood you want - our recommended setup is a 4-piece band composed of drums, guitar, bass and female vocalist.

We will often play an acoustic set of wedding music at your ceremony, canapés or entrées which can help set the mood for the night, before the full band brings the party! We also have a professional DJ setup ready to go if that is what the night calls for. Require a master of ceremonies for your wedding? Our vocalist Tori does that too!

Contact us for details and let us plan your special day!

We believe we're one of the best value wedding bands in Melbourne - you're welcome to enquire with others but you'll be hard pressed to find a 4 piece band offering our services for our prices.

Booking directly with us saves you money by avoiding agency fees, and we don't charge extra for travel. We're Melbourne locals and used to traveling to places like the Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley and Great Ocean Road for fantastic weddings.

Send us your ideas on our quote page and we'll get back to you with a plan!