The Bombastics

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(58 reviews)
 
Service Area
Victoria Statewide
Business Hours
7 Days - By Appointment
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With more than 1000 weddings under their belt, the collective of musicians who make up The Bombastics are some of Melbourne’s most popular performers. Their extensive catalogue of ceremony and reception tunes include the biggest hits of all-time, from Top 40 party tracks to disco, soul, blues, and Aussie pub classics. Your favourite song isn’t there? They’re more than happy to take requests!

There is something so special about having a live band at your Melbourne wedding, and when you choose the award-winning Bombastics, you’re getting an unforgettable experience. Made up of a collective of incredibly talented musicians who have performed and recorded with international superstars like Pink, Gotye, Martha Wainwright, The Cat Empire, and more, the soundtrack of your wedding will be as professional as a live concert!

 

“The Bombastics were absolutely sensational! They certainly came up with the goods and made sure our guests all had the best time! I don’t think the dancefloor was empty all night while these guys played! Definitely worth splashing the cash for these guys, we were not disappointed.” Monika C

 

To The Bombastics, your wedding is just as important as any gig they’ve had at the Opera House, the MCG, or the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. They pride themselves on their professionalism, ensuring that from your first email any questions you have are answered thoroughly and in a timely manner.

 

Their catalogue of songs covers all tastes, and they’re also open to requests if you’ve got a particular piece you’d love for your ceremony or reception. There are hundreds of songs in their repertoire spanning decades and genres like jazz and blues, party anthems, and classic pub tracks. From slow jams to evoke a romantic atmosphere, to club hits that will get the dancefloor jumping, The Bombastics are experts at setting the musical mood.

 

What you’ll love about having The Bombastics at your Melbourne wedding:

 

  • Their skilled musicians. With a band made of individually talented musicians, it’s an incredible experience when they come together as a collective.
  • The extensive song catalogue. With hundreds of songs literally at their fingertips, The Bombastic can cater to any genre preferences. If somehow your favourite tune isn’t on their list, they’re open to requests.
  • They can read the room. Having played more than 300 weddings, The Bombastics know how to read the room and choose the right songs to either settle the guests or bring them to their feet for a boogie.

 

What else do The Bombastics offer for Melbourne weddings?

 

  • Professional MC services. Need someone to keep the schedule on track? The Bombastic also offer MC services starting from $330.
  • Instrumental-only options. Want to set the ceremony mood with some ambient music? The Bombastics can provide instrumental-only acoustic and classical music to add a sense of elegance and formality to your wedding.


“This band is amazing- we had them playing at our reception and they also provided MC services. They are professional, organised and definitely know how to create an atmosphere. They are able to perform a large variety of styles, and knew what 'vibe' we wanted our reception to have. Definitely go to a gig of theirs and see for yourself.” Adrienne F


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We have a song in mind for our first dance. Can the band learn it for us?

The Bombastics

Yes, having the band play your bridal dance is a beautiful touch to this moment of the night. If you’ve choreographed a dance to a particular recording please let us know so that we can learn the right version. If you don’t want the band to play it, simply provide your iPod and we’ll play it through our PA for you.

The other point to consider is whether the band line-up you've chosen works with the song you're wanting. We're always happy to guide you through this if you need. For instance, any song with an orchestra backing will be hard with a band, but a song from either a rock, soul. pop, blues or jazz genre can be arranged for our band line-up quite easily.

Do we get to choose the songs you play?

The Bombastics

The song selection is a shared process. We send you our regularly updated master song list and ask you to highlight what you love, cross out what you hate and add anything else you really want to hear. We’re not a human iTunes so we won’t be able to learn every extra tune you request, but we’ll certainly give it a go!

Is there more than one singer in the band?

The Bombastics

Yes! We’re one of the few bands that allow you to choose your singer. We have a few male and female singers who perform similar repertoire but each has a distinct style and charisma. Based on their availability and your preferences, we can build the band around them.

How much music do you actually play at the reception?

The Bombastics

Most receptions go for 5 hours. In this time we typically play four 45-50 minute sets of music. By the time you include speeches and other formalities this works about to be as much live music as possible. Depending on the details of each wedding we may end up needing to play more or less than this, and the cost usually reflects this.

Can we see you play live before we book?

The Bombastics

Yes and we recommend it. Seeing the band live really helps to get an idea of how The Bombastics can be part of your wedding day. We perform in a range of band sizes so you can hear the difference between the bands and make an informed choice. Contact us to find out about our next show.

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17 May 2019

Jarrod really made it super simple to organise exactly what kind of band we wanted, and how many musicians and what kind of set list we would like to hear! And on the reception night, Carla blew us away with her awesome vocals, and the band really brought the vibe up. We had more than half our guests, up and dancing away! We had so many compliments on how good the band was! We even booked the live acoustic performance for our ceremony, which set the mood perfectly. They have a wide range of songs in their repertoire, something for everyone! We couldn't recommend them more.

The Bombastics  

Thanks so much for taking the time to send through such lovely words Kristen, we had a an absolute ball on your big day too. We are so glad you and guests had such a great time!

27 Jan 2019

Jarrod and his team were absolutely amazing! They read the room to a T and had every single guest up and dancing and screaming Darryl Braithwaite from the top of their lungs at the end of the night! They played my father/daughter dance "my girl" and our bridal waltz "dancing in the moonlight" amazingly and were so accommodating of all our requests and questions! I could not recommend them highly enough! Thank you Jarrod and team!!

The Bombastics  

Thanks for the kind words Lucy! What a great wedding. We had an absolute ball playing for you all.

27 Oct 2018

The Bombastics were absolutely sensational! They certainly came up with the goods and made sure our guests all had the best time! I don’t think the dance floor was empty all night while these guys played! Definitely worth splashing the cash for these guys, we were not disappointed.

20 Mar 2021

So glad we hired a live band for our wedding as we couldn’t have asked for a better group than the Bombastics. They play such a great range of songs and take you from acoustic ceremony music right through to everyone on the dance floor at the end of the night. Jarrod is so great in the lead up to the event, to learn about what style of music you like and run sheets etc… to make sure that everything goes smoothly. The Bombastics also are happy to learn you walk down the aisle song and first dance song which is a really amazing touch! We had so many compliments from our guests on the band and highly recommend!

7 Mar 2021

The Bombastics did such a wonderful job at our wedding - both at the ceremony and reception. Everybody was up dancing the whole time with music to be enjoyed by everyone. They were also fabulous to deal with in the lead up to wedding, having had to postpone our first wedding they were so accommodating and chill throughout the whole thing.

24 Jan 2021

We asked my brother for one key suggestion for a successful wedding, and he told us to hire the band they had at their wedding, the Bombastics. 100% worth it! They sounded great, but what made them the perfect addition to our wedding reception was how they read and played for the room. We had lots of fun dancing to their tunes!

17 Dec 2020

We had The Bombastics as our wedding band and they were amazing! Starting with a acoustic set over canapés and the early evening then switching it up to dance sets later on in the night. Everyone loved the music! The Bombastics made the whole process a breeze, taking the time to learn our music tastes and putting together a great set for the night. We had to re-schedule our wedding 3 times (thanks 2020) and the team at The Bombastic were very accommodating and helpful with the changes. Would highly recommend!

17 May 2019

The Bombastics made our wedding reception amazing! They were professional, highly talented and engaging. All our guests were up and dancing and commented on how amazing the band was!

The Bombastics  

Thanks so much Courtney, we all had blast too! Such an awesome night to be a part of, thanks so much for having us!

5 Apr 2019

These guys brought so much fun and energy to our wedding! Everyone keeps talking about how amazing they were and how much fun they had. They kept everyone dancing and having fun all night, which is exactly what we wanted, we really couldn’t have hoped for anything more!

The Bombastics  

Thanks so much for taking the time Chloe! We had such a fun night too, we are so glad you and your guests had a blast.

24 Nov 2018

Professional from the get go. Th Bombastics took ownership of their part of the proceedings and we never had any hassles or had to provide further direction for them. The music was brilliant and made a great night!

28 Apr 2018

Absolutely fantastic. Fantastic variety of music and the guest loved it! They played at our reception.

14 Apr 2018

All our friends & family loved the band! We had almost everyone on the dancefloor once it was open. It was a great night for all. So glad we went with the option to have a saxophonist!

9 Dec 2017

The Bombastics were great. Really good in the lead up with playlists and running through the run sheet. The guests loved it!

19 Oct 2017

Dan and Carla from the Bombastics played for our ceremony and canapés. They did an amazing job and created the perfect setting, even playing the few songs that we requested for the ceremony. We would recommend them to any couple after live entertainment.

15 Sep 2017

So entertaining! Jake was amazing to work with. The band sounded fantastic! Jake (also our MC) made sure everyone had a great night. They have a massive list of songs, but also open to new songs. Jake allowed me have a lot of say with the running of the night.

The Bombastics  

Thank you Helen and congratulations on a beautiful evening. It was a pleasure to be part of a wedding with so much family love in the room!


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