Connor Reid Music

(7 reviews)
Service Area
Cairns | Port Douglas and Surrounds
Business Hours
7 Days By Appointment
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Do I need an MC?


Most couples have the best man as their MC

There are some musos who offer up this service but charge a premium on top of the normal costs

If it is simply to make announcements and bridal entrance etc I am happy to include this with the initial price

How many people usually give speeches at the wedding reception?

Is it usually a long time without music? Half an hour or so? We were thinking, Bride, Father of bride, father of groom, best man. Thoughts?


I have played some weddings where there were over 8 speeches and some where the Bride and Groom alone addressed their guests.  This is purely down to the bride and groom. 

Do musicians charge by the hour?

I am thinking of booking a singer to sing our entrance song only and wondering musicians charge by the hour?I already have a pianist and violinist and feel I would like it if a musician would also play the song.I am based in Adelaide for a winter wedding.


I believe some do as this can give couples a ball park figure to work from

I tend to look at it as a breakdown of costs dependant on venue and location, access to power etc and whether there are different set ups for different parts of the wedding.  Eg  Ceremony - Canapes/Cocktails and Reception.  I am happy to work with couples to discuss their budget and how best we can work together to ensure the best on their special day.

Does it matter if I'm not having dancing at my wedding?

I don't have a dance floor and my wedding is during the day :)

Not at all

my play list is extensive and I am happy for the couple to select their whole evenings entertainment as either background, trending or simply playing the bridal waltz.  Nothing is too much trouble

If dancing is required, I have a percussionist and other musicians to help dance the night away

what do you think is more entertaining? a band or a dj

i want everyone on the dancefloor all night

Band or solo artist every time

how much does a live musician at your ceremony usually cost?


As ceremonies tend to start 30 minutes or so before the Bride enters then for another 45 minutes to an hour thereafter, a cost between 400 and 750 is probably the norm.  For this I would play all songs as requested by the bride and groom for pre bridal / guest arrival, Bride entrance, 2 x signing songs, celebration song, exit songs etc.  This is also dependent on venue and travel time

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