Craig Francis Music

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(181 reviews)
 
Service Area
Victoria & Melbourne
Business Hours
7 Days
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Featuring some of Melbourne's most talented musicians, Craig Francis Music offers a range of entertainment options to suit weddings of all sizes and styles. These passionate professionals are experts in curating the perfect soundtrack for weddings and will tailor a bespoke package just for you. Craig Francis Music’s services include live bands, DJs and MCs, saxophonists and a string quartet.

 

Based in Melbourne and travelling across Victoria and beyond for weddings, the team at Craig Francis Music know how to get the party started. All of your entertainment needs for your Melbourne wedding are in one place with Craig Francis Music, including live musicians, DJs, and MCs. This incredible collective comprises amazingly talented musicians who are experienced in a wide range of genres, styles, and instruments

Craig Francis Music’s live music packages start with guitar, bass, drums, vocals, and DJ services. Depending on your requirements, they can include male and female lead vocals, keys, saxophone, a complete brass section and MC services. The extensive Craig Francis Music collective also includes one of Melbourne’s best string quartets that can be booked separately and added to your entertainment package for some ceremony magic.

It comes as no surprise that Craig Francis Music has received Easy Weddings’ five-star award for five consecutive years in a row. Previous clients consistently praise these fantastic musicians for their incredible talent, exceptional service, professionalism and dedication. If you’re still not convinced, just have a read through some of the 160+ glowing reviews that Craig Francis Music has received here on Easy Weddings.

 

“We hired Craig Francis Music for our wedding day, and we are so glad that we did. They were exceptional. We had a duo for our ceremony, which created a soft and heartfelt mood for the occasion. Erin’s voice was absolutely beautiful and really amplified all of our emotions. We had a 6 piece band at the reception, and from the moment the band started playing, they really brought the party to life! So much energy and so many compliments from our guests. Everyone had such a great time because of the live music. Craig did a great job as MC, and his energy carried across the room. There really is nothing better than a live band, and these guys were fantastic!” - Olivia J.

 

Craig Francis Music’s wedding entertainment services:

  • Acoustic duos
  • 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 piece live bands
  • String quartet
  • DJ and MC services
  • Live saxophonist

 

What you’ll love about working with Craig Francis Music for your wedding:

  • Skilled musicians. The musicians from Craig Francis are experienced performers who know how to read the room and tailor the music accordingly. They will create the perfect ambience for your wedding celebrations, whether it’s soft and heartfelt live music for the ceremony or dancefloor-packing hits for the reception.
  • Extensive song catalogue. With hundreds of songs literally at their fingertips, the talented musicians from Craig Francis Music can cater to any genre preferences, including soul, R&B, pop, and jazz. If somehow your favourite tune isn’t on their extensive list, they’re open to requests and will happily learn a song or two specifically for your wedding.
  • Bespoke wedding packages. Craig Francis Music offers a variety of package options for wedding entertainment in Melbourne and Victoria. Their packages are completely customisable, and the team will tailor your wedding entertainment based on your budget, venue size, and any other specific needs.
  • DJ and MC services. As well as their incredible live music options, Craig Francis Music can also provide a DJ and/or MC for your wedding. DJ services are included in their live band wedding packages, and MC services can be added for a small fee.

 

What is your most popular wedding package?

Craig Francis Music’s most booked packages for weddings are the six and seven-piece live bands.

 

Do you cater to song requests?

Absolutely! Craig Francis Music’s talented musicians have an extensive repertoire of songs and pride themselves on their versatility as a Melbourne wedding band. If there are a couple of songs you want to play at your wedding that they don’t have listed, they can learn them especially for you. The team will work closely with you to ensure you get a tailored night of music that you and all your guests will love.

 

Do you travel for destination or interstate weddings?

Yes! The Craig Francis Music team are happy to travel far and wide for weddings. 



“Craig Francis Music band were exceptional and made our wedding truly perfect. From start to finish, the communication and ease of organisation with Craig himself, to finalising the setlist and running of the day and night was 10/10. Even in a Covid era, Craig held meetings with us via Zoom and pieced together the perfect plan of music from live duets during the ceremony, with great canapés music, through to the most amazing set-list and performances during the meal and party into the night! They are all incredibly talented at what they do. We cannot thank them enough.” - Rhea G.


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Questions and Answers

I have no idea what band size I should be booking! What do you recommend?

Craig Francis Music

We offer multiple options for wedding entertainment in Melbourne and Victoria. We design your entertainment based on your budget, venue size and any other specific needs. We play as an 8-piece band with male and female lead vocals and horns in the premium package. Our most booked packages are the 6 and 7 piece bands and it’s always LIVE and always fun!

Can you play at our engagement party?

Craig Francis Music

Definitely, and if you book your wedding with us as well, we can do something a little extra special for you too.

Do you offer MC and DJ Services?

Craig Francis Music

Yes, DJ and MC services are included in all live band packages so there’s no need to ask a family member or friend to help you out if they’re not confident. Our professional DJ and MC services keep the party moving during formalities and in the short band breaks when the dance floor is jumping, so you can let all your guests relax and enjoy the night!

I’ve heard other bands use roster systems and karaoke style backing tracks. Do you do this?

Craig Francis Music

No, we believe in great LIVE music with great musicians who play together all the time. We are well rehearsed, tight, and often showcase 3 and 4 part vocal harmonies. We are a professional and tight-knit group of musicians and we love playing as a wedding band!

How long will the band be playing at my wedding?

Craig Francis Music

Our packages include up to 5 1/2 hours attendance featuring multiple sets of live music, and background music all controlled through our sound system. Set times can be adjusted to fit in with your running sheet and formalities and organised at the pre-reception meeting with Craig. We think great wedding bands must be flexible to keep the party going and we work to accommodate you and the formalities on the night.

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14 May 2021

Craig and the band played our wedding in May 2021 after we postponed the original wedding a year earlier due to COVID-19 restrictions. Despite the uncertainty, Craig was great to deal with. Craig clearly has a lot of experience entertaining at weddings and is not shy to share his view of what makes a good and a bad guest experience. Our meal was a Family-Style sit down dinner and the band were able to set up an alternative performance location for dinner service to play one of their sets as a kind of 'unplugged' set before the party really kicked off - this was awesome. Craig runs showcases on a regular basis and I encourage anyone who is unsure of him and his band to simply pop in and take a look at what they're capable of.

10 Apr 2021

A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. The band truly made the night. Everyone was up and dancing, having an incredible time. The MC engaged with the audience and set the tone of a joyous evening. We had the 4 piece band (including saxophone) which played all the fun classics. Every step of communication was very professional and easy for us. The band was easily the highlight of the evening.

6 Feb 2021

WOW! I have taken so long to write this review because I just cannot find the right words to express my gratitude for their epic performance at our wedding! Craig was so easy to work with, heard what we wanted and ran with it over the finish line! (A few of our guests messaged us the next day to compliment the band!)

30 Apr 2022

Craig Francis Music was absolutely amazing! They had our guests up and dancing from the very start, having a 7 piece band made our night that extra bit special. Craig and his band went above and beyond our expectations from the showcase to the planning meetings to then our wedding day. We couldn’t be more happier that we chose Craig Francis Music and would recommend them to anyone. Craig Francis’ professionalism and ability to connect and build a relationship with us did not go unnoticed and we thank you again!

23 Apr 2022

We cannot recommend Craig Francis highly enough! The band completely made our wedding. The energy in the room was electric and every single person ended up on the dance floor before the end of the night. Craig was fantastic and worked closely with us throughout the planning. Thank you for making our night so special!

27 Mar 2022

Highly recommend Craig Francis Music!! Craig was an absolute pleasure to deal with from first contact. He was super responsive on email and was always available to answer our questions. We were invited to listen to the band at a bar before deciding to go ahead, me and my wife were in awe on how well they played. We locked them in straight away for our wedding. On the wedding day, Craig was very flexible and accommodated for our specific requests. The band was a huge hit, they were able to get the whole crowd onto the dance floor and post our wedding, the feedback from our guests were that the band was definitely one of their highlights.

18 Mar 2022

My husband and I hired Craig Francis Music for our wedding in March 2022. From the initial email after watching all the band videos online, to coming to see a showcase and booking the band, Craig was fantastic to work with, always friendly and very responsive to emails. The band on the day was excellent. We had Craig and Berni as our acoustic duo for the ceremony and they did a great job with all our ceremony songs. We then had Berni and Craig on vocals with the 5 piece band for our reception. They absolutely nailed our first dance song, which they learnt for the day - it was absolutely fantastic and better than I could have imagined! The rest of the night is a blur of dancing, all our guests commented on how great the band was. Would definitely recommend Craig Francis Music

Ben

5 Mar 2022

Highly recommend Craig Francis for your wedding! We worked with Craig to choose the the music to cover our wonderful day - from our Ceremony and Canapes (acoustic duo) and then of course the Reception (we went with a 5 piece band with a saxaphone!). Craig had a great range of options and they run monthly demo sets so you can go along and hear a snapshot of what you can choose. Craig was always on hand, organised, knowledgeable and very responsive to any questions we had in the lead up. Can't fault the performance and all of our guests commented on how great the music was!

19 Feb 2022

The Craig Francis Band were absolutely amazing! They had everyone up dancing and so many of our guests commented how much they loved them! Craig was a dream to work with- so professional from start to finish and coordinated our night as MC so smoothly. I highly recommend booking this wedding band- you will not be disappointed and they really made our wedding such an epic night!

13 Feb 2022

Best wedding band ever. I could not recommend them enough! We had so many compliments on our wedding band and all thanks to Craig Francis Music. They truly set the vibe at our reception and they performed incredibly well. If you are looking for an all round wedding band, look no further. You won't regret it. Thanks again to Craig and his band for the wonderful experience.

31 Jan 2022

Craig Francis truly have amazingly talented musicians and singers!!! We had Jessica as a female vocalist and she was our star if the show. She was such a lovely person to deal with and her voice is phenomenal!!! We had Craig Francis play a ceremony duo as well as a five piece band for our reception. The entire band was fantastic! Such a great group of people and you could not get me off the dance floor the entire evening!!!!

18 Dec 2021

We had Craig Francis String Quartet play at our wedding - they played beautifully and were very accomodating and adaptable on the day! We loved it and so did our guests. Craig was also lovely to deal with and helpful with giving us tips and advise for planning our wedding. Thanks so much Craig and to your string quartet for playing at our wedding!

17 Dec 2021

We had Craig Francis' band for our wedding and were blown away by how good they were!! Their music brought our party to life and it was really easy to work with them in the lead up to our wedding. We received many compliments from our guests too. I highly recommend Craig Francis' band for weddings and events.

4 Dec 2021

Seriously.... What a great night we had with the Craig Francis Music team! We were blow away by their performance and the dance floor was full all night. Our family and friends are still asking us who our band were and comment on how incredible they were. Jess is an AMAZING vocalist! I couldn't recommend these guys highly enough. Do yourself a favour and book them for your next event! Thanks again Craig and team for what truly was an amazing night. Nick & Nicole Trotter xo

20 Nov 2021

My wife and I hired Craig Francis music for our wedding in November 2021. Craig himself was very responsive, friendly and approachable, and always replied to emails promptly. He's full of good advice and very knowledgeable about how run an event from a music and timing perspective, as well as about music. The band on the day was excellent - we got a two-piece for the ceremony and cocktail hour, and four for the ceremony. We personally loved all of it - each configuration brought just the energy that was required, and overall the whole day and night was a blast, in no small part thanks to Craig and his team. Multiple guests commented on how much fun they had and how great the live music was. We're extraordinarily happy with our choice to go with Craig and his crew, and highly recommend them for anyone looking for a band.


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