The Lonely Weekenders

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The ultimate choice for music lovers. From a beautiful acoustic duo at your ceremony to a full party band at your reception, these wedding experts are able to craft bespoke packages for all-day professional entertainment. Whether an intimate celebration or the party of the year, they'll ensure your soundtrack perfectly captures the mood you are after.

The Lonely Weekenders are wedding music specialists here to guide you through the process and create the perfect soundtrack for your big day. They have over four decades of combined professional music experience and have performed at countless weddings. One of their most common pieces of feedback is how well they can read the room when performing and how they make everything (including the lead-up) fun and easy. A large repetoire and plenty of unique song choices, set them apart from a regular party band.

The Lonely Weekenders can perform in various configuration options for your big day depending on what mood you're after.

Acoustic Duo - perfect for ceremonies and cocktail hour
Acoustic Trio - bass adds an additional layer of groove for relaxed receptions
Full Band - full sound, huge vibes and dancefloor filler

Unlike many other wedding bands, The Lonely Weekenders are not an agency. They operate in a boutique fashion, always performing with the same core band members. They love performing with each other, practising with each other, and jamming with each other! It makes such a difference to the sound and energy of a performance when the musicians are friends. They're all about keeping the wedding entertainment process simple! 



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Acoustic Starter and Band Reception (MOST POPULAR!)
  • For the music lovers who want everything covered.
  • Starting from 3K
  • Acoustic Duo for guests arriving, ceremony songs, and cocktail hour, and a Band for the reception. 

They can start slow with cruisey/romantic songs before and during the ceremony, then add a little more vibe during cocktail hour to match the buzz everyone will be feeling after watching you tie the knot! Then it's time for your reception. They'll work with you to figure out what you want. They can start with some bangers right away to get people dancing before dinner, or they can be more ambient while people are mingling/eating and then turn it up once dinner is finished.

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Acoustic Starter
  • Starting from 1K
  • Acoustic Duo for guests arriving, ceremony songs and cocktail/hour.

They can start slow with cruisey/romantic songs for before and during the ceremony, then add a little more vibe during cocktail hour to match the buzz everyone will be feeling after watching you tie the knot!

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Acoustic all-day
  • Starting from 2K
  • Acoustic Duo for guests arriving, ceremony songs and cocktail/hour, AND duo for reception. 

Everything as described in their acoustic starter package, but they’ll lift the energy again for your reception and ensure you have a full and pumping dancefloor!

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Reception Band
  • Starting from 2.2K
  • Full band for your reception!

Got your ceremony/cocktail hour music covered? You can book their band just for your reception. They'll work with you to figure out what you want. They can start with some bangers right away to get people dancing before dinner, or they can be more ambient while people are mingling/eating and then turn it up once dinner is finished.



Service Area Geelong



Yes! If there's a special song you're after for your ceremony make sure to let them know. 

They sure do. This generally costs $250 + GST. Make sure to let them know if this is something you're after so they can prepare you an accurate quote. 

They sure do! They have all their own gear. All they need from you is a power outlet. They will also work with the venue/planner to ensure everything will look and sound tip-top on the big day. Their PA system is suitable for up to 180 guests. If you're having a large wedding please let them know when they are preparing your quote.

They can come prepared; it's your big day, after all. They can bring a battery-powered sound system for an additional cost. Make sure you let them know when they are preparing your quote.

Generally, a standard booking period is approximately 5 hours. During a standard reception, they play up to 4 sets of live music (e.g. 180 mins of live music). 

A standard reception would consist of 1-2 shorter chilled sets while people eat dinner and mingle, followed by 2 longer dance sets. Sets go for 45-60 mins.

All set break music is covered so there is a continuous atmosphere during the night through their sound system (they have their own playlists but are happy to craft one with you, or just send them your Spotify playlist).

They sure do! A lot of the weddings they perform in are not in metropolitan Melbourne or Geelong. Make sure to let them know your venue location and they can build any travel related costs into your quote. Generally this will comprise of petrol/distance and occassionally accomodation if the musicians are not able to safely drive home before 1am. 

Nope! Having played at countless weddings and also having been on the other side of the fence themselves, they know it's daunting but ALSO know how to help. They'll make the whole process easy for you, and you've already made the best decision: you want live music! Nothing beats live music at a wedding.

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May 2024

We couldn’t be happier that we went down the live music route for our wedding day! The Lonely Weekenders blew us away from start to finish. Ceremony was everything we hoped for—thank you for timing the aisle so perfectly… and the dance floor was our favorite part of the night. So much fun!!

Sarah C.

April 2024

We recently had the pleasure of booking The Lonely Weekenders for our special day, and we couldn't be happier with our decision. From the moment you kicked off the first song to the final song, you had everyone on their feet and grooving. Your energy was electric, and you made sure the dance floor was never empty. We've had so many guests tell us how awesome you were and how much fun they had. Just wanted to say a massive thank you for rocking our wedding.

Ning P.

April 2024

We had The Lonely Weekenders play at our wedding and they were amazing! A fantastic selection of songs, very flexible and easy to work with, and had the dance floor pumping all night. The following day all our friends and family were complimenting the band and asking how we found them. Jenni and Gaz are super friendly and made the whole process smooth and stress free, and adapted their timings to our schedule. They even learnt a duet for our first dance at our request! <3 Could not recommend The Lonely Weekenders more highly! So much fun!!

Asta C.

February 2024

We can't thank The Lonely Weekenders enough for making our wedding so incredible! We were lucky enough to have them perform as an acoustic duo for our ceremony and as a 4-piece band for our reception. As soon as we saw their set list and a few little previews of them performing, we knew we couldn't go wrong. We were simply blown away by how wonderful they were - from seamlessly coordinating with the venue, to learning custom songs, perfectly matching (and bringing) the energy throughout the night and creating the most amazing dance floor. It was easily our most favourite part of the night - and even a few months on our family and friends are still telling us about how much they loved the band! We especially loved how their set list is so unique (not a typical wedding song in sight!) and how Jen and Gary interacted with our guests, even taking on requests. You can't beat live music for a wedding, and you simply can't beat The Lonely Weekenders. Such a talented group and truly the best there is - we wish we could go back and relive it all! Thank you so much for everything xxx

Alexandra S.

September 2023

We are so happy that we booked these champions for our wedding! Our guests raved about them and we loved dancing the night away. Everything was so easy to plan, from start to finish they were the ultimate professionals. Can’t recommend enough. Thank you again..

Jessica S.

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How much are travel fees for wedding bands/djs?

G'day. We're currently tossing up between a city wedding and a destination wedding in the country. Wondering how much wedding bands/djs charge to travel (and if they even want to?) How far are they willing to travel for a wedding? Thanks!

The Lonely Weekenders

Most bands are happy/willing to travel and will build this into your invoice. We don’t charge travel for gigs that are within a 45 minute drive of where we are based (in our case: Geelong), beyond that we charge for petrol and in some instances accommodation (so we aren’t driving home at crazy hours). When you search for your wedding band or DJ start with looking for bands that are based in the nearest city/regional city. Most people would consider all our local wedding venues regional, but for us they’re just around the corner! 

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