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How Not to Do Wedding Entertainment

Your wedding is likely to be one of the most memorable events of your life. It will be months in the making, for a few short...


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Go Live or Go Home – 8 Reasons Live Wedding Bands Are Best

You can feel a bit spoilt for choice when considering the entertainment options for your wedding. From an iPod shuffle shoestring...


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6 Game Changing Ideas for Awesome Corporate Entertainment

Talk of corporate events and for most people there are two things that come to mind. Hours of absolute mind-numbing,...


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11 Unique Wedding Entertainment Ideas & Insider Tips

If you’re looking for ways to make your wedding truly memorable, it’s important not to overlook your entertainment. While many...


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Behind the Scenes with a Live Wedding Band

So, it’s your ‘Big Day’. The ceremony was idyllic. The food incredible. And now your guests are shaking their stuff to an...


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What Not to Do When Looking for a Live Wedding Band

Booking a wedding band. How hard can it be? You just need find someone who will rock up, play then go away, right? You’ve done...


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Wedding DJ Masterclass – How to Get the Best Experience

So, you’re planning your dream wedding. And you’ve decided upon a DJ for your reception entertainment. Exciting times! But...


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Bands for Hire – Everything You Should Ask Your Wedding Band

Your choice of entertainment can really influence the flavour of your wedding reception. Whether you go for classical,...


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String Quartets for Weddings – The Ultimate Guide

There is something magical about the sound of a string quartet. It somehow combines intimacy with magnificence. The soft tones...


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The Music to Make Your Christmas
By Ben On November 13, 2018

The Music to Make Your Christmas

Christmas music is, apparently, one of life’s guilty pleasures. Hardly anyone will admit to it, but we’ve all got at least one...


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How to Plan a Christmas Party
By Ben On November 5, 2018

How to Plan a Christmas Party

I don’t want a lot for Christmas, there is just one thing I need…a right rollicking party!


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Most Requested Wedding Songs
By Ben On August 15, 2018

Most Requested Wedding Songs

 


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Contemporary Songs For A Modern Wedding

We all love a classic wedding song but they often become classics as they are chosen by a lot of people. If you are looking...


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25 Best Party Songs
By Ben On April 5, 2018

25 Best Party Songs

When you are throwing a party you need a killer playlist packed with upbeat hits. A good playlist spans the decades and has a...


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8 Top Tips For Hosting An Easter Party For Family

Easter is the perfect time to get together with friends and family and throw a party. Make it a celebration to remember with...


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Make Your Reception Entrance Epic With These Top Songs

The feelings you get when you enter your wedding reception are second only to the moment you enter the church. The formalities...


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Wedding Band On A Budget
By Ben On September 13, 2017

Wedding Band On A Budget

Weddings can be one of life’s biggest expenses, the dress, the venue, the food, the favours, the music! It can all add up to...


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The Motown experience
By Ben On February 20, 2017

The Motown experience

With Atlantic records rise to fame in the fifties off the back of the demise of swing music and the rise of rock & roll, a new...


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Tags: EARCANDY GUIDES, ENTERTAINMENT ADVICE, wedding reception,

It don’t mean a thing
By Ben On February 20, 2017

It don’t mean a thing

As the catchy tune fills the air, our hips begin to sway from side to side and our feet tap to the rhythm as our fingers snap...


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Indie Rock – Past to present
By Ben On February 20, 2017

Indie Rock – Past to present

Humble beginnings Over the course of the last fifty years, Indie Rock has transformed and developed into many different...


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Pop through the Ages
By Ben On February 20, 2017

Pop through the Ages

Over the later decades of the twentieth century, Pop has been used to describe whatever music was popular at the time. As the...


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The Evolution of the DJ
By Ben On February 20, 2017

The Evolution of the DJ

DJ’s are more than just people that play records, they are musicians that have a gift for selecting the right beats with the...


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A Soulful Journey
By Ben On February 20, 2017

A Soulful Journey

The foundation of many contemporary modern music genres comes from Soul Music. Soul emerged in the late 1950’s from the Gospel...


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The History of the Harp
By Ben On February 20, 2017

The History of the Harp

The world’s oldest known stringed instrument is the harp. Harps were the popular stringed instrument of the early Celtic...


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The History of String Quartets
By Ben On February 20, 2017

The History of String Quartets

Considered to be the purest form of music, the string quartet consists of four string instruments, usually violins, viola and...


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Acoustic Origins
By Ben On February 20, 2017

Acoustic Origins

Acoustic music is practised, performed and loved by millions all around the globe. With most rock, Motown, blues and folk music


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7 entertainment ideas for your winter wedding

The summertime seems to hold the monopoly on wedding dates for the year, however, tying the knot in the wintertime can provide...


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10 entertainment ideas for your Christmas event

It’s December already, where did the year go? In the start of the festive season and the run-up to the end of 2016, your...


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5 ideas to keep kids entertained at a wedding

Your wedding day is the most important day of your life. You have invited all your closest family and friends to bear witness...


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Most popular music for civil wedding ceremonies

In planning your wedding reception, your choice of music sets the tone of the day or evenings events. If you are looking for...


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Choosing music for your wedding reception

Your wedding reception needs to be as special as your ceremony. It’s where your friends and family come together to celebrate...


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5 Bands for your New Years celebrations

Can you believe it’s nearly the end of 2016? There’re only two months left in the year and before we know it, Christmas will...


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5 Styles of music to choose for your wedding entertainment

Congratulations! You have popped the question, she has accepted and you are getting married! The endorphins and the emotional...


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Jazz or pop music for your function?

The evening of your function is fast approaching and it’s time to make the entertainment selection for the evening. We are...


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4 Party Ideas to cater for everyone

Parties come in many different shapes and sizes, from an engagement celebration to a birthday party. Whatever the occasion, if...


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Unique and Unusual wedding music

Congratulations! Your big day is nearly upon you and it’s time to plan the wedding reception. The most important part of any...


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The Ultimate wedding entertainment checklist

Congratulations! Your big day is set and we are sure everyone in the families are as excited as you are! Weddings are amazing...


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Hiring a band abroad
By Ben On July 14, 2016

Hiring a band abroad

So you have found yourself across borders and you have a huge event that’s been planned and you have been left with handling...


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Choosing The Perfect Cover Band For Your Event

If you are looking for a band to book, it means that you probably have planned an event that has taken some serious...


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7 of the best wedding entertainment ideas

So the big day is on its way! Congratulations to both of you on your new life together. We are not quite there yet though,...


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Tags: ENTERTAINMENT ADVICE, Live performers, live entertainment,

Should I book a sound engineer?

If you are booking a musical act as entertainment for an event, we think they should sound as good, if not better, than their...


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The Earcandy guide to booking a band you haven’t seen live

Here at the Earcandy HQ, we asked a ton of questions regarding booking bands and which band would best suit the occasion that...


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Tags: ENTERTAINMENT ADVICE, Special Requests, Testimonials,

10 Reasons Why Live Music Makes a Difference

When planning out the entertainment for your special day, many people come to a crossroad trying to decide between live music...


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How to plan the perfect armed forces party

Military-themed parties occur for a number of reasons, from a soldier getting married to someone returning home from being...


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11 reasons why London is the perfect Christmas party venue

It’s party time, and London is the perfect place to host a Christmas party. Not sure why? Well, that’s why we’re here. Follow...


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The earcandy Christmas party planner
By Ben On October 25, 2015

The earcandy Christmas party planner

So you’ve been asked by the boss to create the best Christmas function or end of year party ever but you’re unsure of where to...


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Tags: ENTERTAINMENT ADVICE, Christmas party ideas, Christmas Party Planner,

Live Band Ideas for your Christmas Party

Few forms of entertainment are as popular for a holiday party than a live band. It is difficult to sit still with live music...


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Tags: ENTERTAINMENT ADVICE, Karaoke Band, Jazz Band,

My Unique Band
By Ben On October 1, 2015

My Unique Band

We all know that in order to make your day special, loads of things have to be personal to the bride and groom.


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Tags: ENTERTAINMENT ADVICE, Traditional set, Acoustic set,

First song dance ideas from earcandy
By Ben On September 14, 2015

First song dance ideas from earcandy

This is it, this is the pièce de résistance of the wedding. It’s the first dance as a married couple, and there are many...


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Tags: ENTERTAINMENT ADVICE, choreographing, Memories,

Thomson & Scott’s SKINNY CHAMPAGNE

Thomson & Scott’s SKINNY CHAMPAGNE, part of the company’s SKINNY FIZZ brand, which soft launched last year to the delight of...


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Bespoke butlers for your wedding

The butlers and planners from Rosset Bespoke provide impeccably, elegant service for events and weddings they also supply...


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A roundup of the British wedding awards 2015

Recognizing the finest in UK Weddings today, the British Wedding awards has forged another list of wedding industry titans....


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Hiring a function band without going mad

Planning a corporate function, wedding or other event? Do you need just the right musical act to set just the right mood for...


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Tags: ENTERTAINMENT ADVICE, earcandy DJ’s, Rock Idol,

10 Reasons to hire an entertainment agency in 2015

earcandy we like to think that 2015 will be the year of entertainment, given the trends we have seen over the last year we...


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10 Reasons why you should hire a professional DJ

Weddings are expensive. Unless you are marvelously wealthy, you probably have a budget that you are struggling to stay within....


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Christmas Party and Winter Entertainment

When the sleigh bells start to jingle and the mistletoe elicits warm kisses by the fireplace where chestnuts are roasting and...


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Wedding entertainment planning made simple

You have the venue for the ceremony and reception picked out and booked, you have your wedding gown ready to go and your...


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Simply the best wedding entertainment ideas

Come live with me, and be my love, And we will some new pleasures prove Of golden sands, and crystal brooks, With silken...


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Wedding Entertainment and Band Guide

You have the venue for the ceremony and reception picked out and booked, you have your wedding gown ready to go and your...


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Impress your Boss. Book the perfect live entertainment

More wine for me, pour me some more!

The most important thing you can do when choosing a live entertainment is to research...


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