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Recommended Daytime Musicians

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George Simpson

George is an award winning and fantastic singer/acoustic guitarist/DJ, and is highly recommended by Dodmoor House. George creates an amazing atmosphere by performing a host of laid- back contemporary pop music with a mix of classics from the 60s, 80s & 90s -in the daytime, or a more upbeat selection for the evening- something for everyone!

George’s unique style, competitive price, flexible approach and ability to tailor the set to the needs of the client has been behind his success over recent years.                         

Whether you want George to sing/play in the courtyard for the early evening or kick-start your celebrations by singing the first dance in the Catesby Barn, the choice is yours! He will then continue into the evening with DJ sets, so you get the best of both worlds – live music and professional DJ music for the evening!

Make sure you listen to his songs and view his video's on his website.

The Distractions

We can provide live music in the form of a duo during your drinks reception or early evening period, head over to our website to see our full day packages!

If you like what you hear and see, we would love to chat about the ideas you have for live entertainment at your wedding and check we have availability for your date. Please either drop us an enquiry through our website.


Mango Acoustic Duo

We are an 'award winning' Acoustic Duo from Leicestershire that play at over 80 Weddings & Events per year, and have done for the past 10 years, so don't worry... you're in safe hands

We play a nice mix of modern and popular tunes from the 60's to the 20's – in our relaxed intimate style. Perfect for Wedding Ceremonies, Drinks Receptions, Wedding Breakfasts and Evening Entertainment.

You can choose all the songs we play from our 'Up-to-date' setlist, and we are happy to learn a special song for you too!


We offer a number of different packages of when we can perform, and typically play during one of the following options...

Ceremony & Drinks Reception

Mango acoustic duo can create the perfect atmosphere with live music for your wedding ceremony 

Drinks Reception

While you are whisked away by your photographer, we can entertain your guests with some cool acoustic covers. We can perform 2 x 45 minute sets over this period (or 1 x 90 minute set if time is tight) and often perform outside at Dodmoor House either in the courtyard, or on the Lawn – should the lovely British weather allow! 

Please visit Mango’s website

Ariella Strings

Our friendly, award winning, professional string groups have hours of classical, pop, rock & jazz music for you to choose from.

We have three string groups to choose from - String Quartet, String Trio, and String Duo. No wedding is ever too small, and we cater for all budgets and music tastes.


Each of our string groups can play for any part of your wedding day:

Pre ceremony & Ceremony

We can entertain your guests as they arrive and mingle at Dodmoor

Drinks Reception

We can look after your guests with some lovely background music for all or part of your drinks reception while your photographer whisks you off for photos!


Visit our website for video and audio footage and to learn more about how we can enhance your special day! 

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Acoustik Roaming Band

Acoustik are a modern and dynamic group of musicians offering an alternative to the standard 'function' entertainment. They bring enthusiasm, energy and excitement to your special day with their own arrangements offering an innovative take on popular songs that is unique to the music industry!

What is a roaming band I hear you say! They are a group of musicians who are able to wander around your guests, totally unplugged (and free from cables!). They get right down with your guests and ready to mingle!

Stylish and fashionable, whether as background music after your married, afternoon entertainment or the highlight of your evening, Acoustik are the only choice to create the perfect atmosphere for your wedding!


Offering multiple acoustic line ups including the duet, trio and the MOST AMAZING roaming quartet!

Check out their website for more videos:-


Please check with Dodmoor House before booking the roaming band first to ensure it will work logistically on the day!

Paul Martyn

Paul can not only play during the evening but can keep you and your guests entertained during the drinks reception and wedding breakfast. He has worked with us since we opened the venue and is an extremely accomplished and versatile performer.

Paul performs as a solo vocalist and saxophonist accompanied by backing tracks and is also a professional DJ. He has all the necessary state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment necessary to provide you with the very best musical entertainment.

He can sing and play a range of music types including: easy listening, swing and jazz, as well as lots of party tunes for your evening!

Make sure you listen to some of these on his website!

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Alison Eve

Ali can provide elegant and delightful background music for your ceremony, drinks reception and wedding breakfast. The harp creates a romantic feel to your day and Ali can play a variety of traditional and classical styles to suit all tastes.

Please visit her website for more information.

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Ben Weston

Ben plays a wide variety of acoustic cover versions ranging from the 60’s to modern day. He is a highly experienced performer; writing songs and playing as a solo musician for over 10 years. He cites influences from The Beatles right through to Beyoncé

Ben’s performances are beautifully sophisticated, and for some intimate entertainment or giving your special day some background colour, Ben is the perfect choice.


For further information, please visit his website


Ian Hill

IIan’s superb saxophone sounds will create a great atmosphere for your big day!

We find that saxophone works especially well during the drinks reception and early evening, getting guests into the wedding party mood….(Ian has even been known to get guests dancing during the drinks reception which you don’t see very often!)

Mark Elliot 

Mark is an accomplished singer, pianist and guitar player with a decade of experience performing live (as well as being able to DJ for your evening celebrations too!).

Mark plays feel good covers from 60's right up to modern chart in a style that combines love and expertise of guitar and piano with a soulful vocal.


Normally plays live during your ceremony, offering 1x45min set of live acoustic music during welcome drinks and then in the evening perform 2x45min sets of live upbeat acoustic music!


Once your first dance is underway (which I can also sing live!), he also offers a DJ set until the end of party with a full light show.

For more information, please click on the following link:-

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Laura Kelly

Laura can add something very different to your wedding….!

One woman band using live looping, vocal FX and a selection of instruments to later sounds live and perform your favourite songs in a unique and highly entertaining way.

From Jazz & Motown Soul to Dance & Rap, there's never a dull moment, plenty of surprises and maybe even a few laughs…

For more information, please click on her website:-

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Sonora Mariachi Band

Sonora Mariachi Band are a fun trio of acoustic musicians who wander amongst your guests whilst performing an eclectic mix of pop songs in a Mariachi style.

Serenading your guests in groups with classics from Britney to the Sex Pistols, from Dolly Parton to Radiohead, they are absolutely perfect for a wedding! 


For further information or to book this act, click on the following link -



Govannen are an exciting and lively, four piece Ceilidh band, who are guaranteed to get everyone (yes, everyone!) on to the dance floor.

There are always a handful of guests who won’t dance because they think they can’t….well Govannen will show them the ropes!

Whilst the Irish whistle is being blown and the violin is being played, the caller will guide you and your guests through the dance steps…

This is a really fun type of evening entertainment… you won’t be able to stop your guests jigging by the end of the evening.

A full PA and lighting will be provided for between the breaks.

Listen to the band and get instant availability & pricing here 

The Duplettes

The Duplettes offer an Acoustic Duo, Cocktail Trio for daytime events such as wedding ceremonies and drinks receptions, while the Party Band and Electric Medley Duo are available when the brief is to get guests up and dancing.


We've performed at hundreds of weddings, parties and events across Northamptonshire, the UK and abroad with exciting sets featuring our own unique take on classic hits from the 1960’s up to present day including a mixture of Pop, RnB, Soul & Disco.

We love to share our passion for music with our audiences because we believe that special occasions require the best entertainment and that a great song performed live can make a moment truly unforgettable.

For further information or to book this act following the link to their website -

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