Waking Ugly

(4 reviews)
Service Area
Cairns / Port Douglas / Mission Beach / Atherton Tablelands / Townsville
Business Hours
7 Days, by appointment
Average Pricing
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Waking Ugly is an acoustic duo, playing hit songs from the 60's to today.

Waking Ugly is the award-winning acoustic outfit that will make your special day even more memorable. 

They specialise in both easy listening and uptempo styles and are suitable for a wide range of ages and tastes.

Services offered:

  • Live acoustic duo for ceremony, pre-reception or reception
  • Personalised, custom-written songs
  • MC duties
  • Mic for speeches
  • Incidental music
  • Lighting & PA 
  • Insured for Public Liabaility 

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Do you play at ceremonies?

Yes! We love playing at ceremonies, it's an honour to be part of such an important part of your special day.

We are available for ceremonies, pre-reception, reception, or all three. 

You can choose any song you like for your processional (walking down the aisle) or we can even write a custom-made song for you so you will have your very own wedding song that is truly unique. 

Get in touch so we can discuss a tailor-made live music package for you!

Will our guests be able to dance to an acoustic act?

Yes! Darren has a very rhythmic playing style and by choosing the right songs, we will have the dance floor packed. 

If noise restrictions are not a concern, we can also add drum tracks to our last set or two, to get the party going even harder!

Get in touch so we can discuss a tailor-made live music package for you!

We're not sure what songs to use for our ceremony, can you help?

Yes! We have a list of songs that are ceremony-appropriate that we can send you to choose from.

We also offer custom-made original songs, so you can order a song that is specifically for and about you.

Get in touch so we can discuss a tailor-made live music package for you!

There will be people of all ages at our wedding, can you play a mixture of old and new songs?

Yes! We have been doing this for a long time and built up an extensive repertoire which we are constantly adding new songs to. 

We play a variety of genres from the last five decades, so we will make sure there is something to satisfy your youngest and oldest guests, and everyone in between. 

Get in touch so we can discuss a tailor-made live music package for you!

We only want music for a couple of hours, is that ok?

Yes! We are happy to play for just your ceremony or pre-reception drinks, but we do charge for a minimum of two hours. 

Get in touch so we can discuss a tailor-made live music package for you!


(4 reviews)
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19 Sep 2020

Waking ugly made our reception extremely fun. Their sound was beautiful and energy was exciting. Waking ugly learnt a new song at our request for a first dance and continued to play with an uncore after the final song as the fun was continuing. Thank you very much guys!!

Waking Ugly  

Thanks Kalie, we had a lot of fun at your reception too! Thanks for choosing us to be a part of your day. Lydia

11 Sep 2020

Waking Ugly is such a fantastic duo, Lydia was very prompt and easy to talk to which made organising all the details much more easier. Lydia and Darren played at our ceremony and even learn a new song to sing that we request. Having live music when walking down the aisle made it all the more special and I highly recommend considering this. We had people from all ages and the music list catered for all everyone. They are very talented and bought such a relaxed, lovely vibe that was perfect for our wedding. Lydia and Darren were so accommodating and even helped with some equipment issues we had on the night. I really cannot thank them both enough.

Waking Ugly  

Thanks for your review, Lisa! It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of your special day. Lydia

12 Sep 2019

Amazing Band. So much fun. They will sing songs that you request. We had them sing for our ceremony and reception. Everyone was up dancing and at times you have to look to see if the band was singing or the real music was on. I could not recommend them enough.

Waking Ugly  

Thanks Lisa! It was an absolute pleasure to play for you and Richie and your lovely guests! Congratulations again. Lydia

8 Oct 2019

We had a great experience with Lydia and Darren. They put a lot of effort in meeting us before the wedding and also organised the set up of a projector and helped connecting our laptop to their sound system for our wedding presentation. We love their music, they provided great entertainment during the evening. They let us choose our song selection from a huge list with lots of variety and they were even learning to play certain songs that we wished for without any extra charges. Their efforts definitely exceeded our expectations. Thanks a lot guys, you were great!

Waking Ugly  

Thanks for your lovely words, Mirjam! It was such a pleasure and honour to be part of your special day. Lydia

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