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Craig Francis Music

Rating
5.0
Excellent
(168 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.

Reviews

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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!)

13 Mar 2021

What can we say?! The feedback from everyone is overwhelmingly positive. Craig and his team made our night. It was just brilliant. We’re sure the chanting for “one more song” over and over again made all of it clear. Thank you again. We just can’t thank you enough.

21 Dec 2020

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 set list 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! The musicality from each one of the 7 piece band was sensational and they are all incredibly talented at what they do. We cannot thank them enough.

5 Dec 2020

Had Craig Francis band booked for our wedding. Craig was the MC and I could not complaint, he ensured that everything went smooth, always asked if we needed more time to eat or want to go ahead with next speeches etc. Our final meeting before the big day, we did not have much confirmed in terms of songs and run down, but Craig made us relaxed and everything went well! Fantastic band members! Everyone enjoyed the night and got up dancing, we requested a specific song to be played for our first dance (Just the way you are - Billy Joel) it was a hard song, but they killed it, even the sax player did a good job. Would definitely use again for any parties or event in the future.

27 Nov 2020

We were really happy with our choice to hire Craig Francis for our wedding. We had a lovely 5 piece band with Bernie as our lead singer and they did a truely superb job. We got lots of compliments about the music and the guests loved the night. Would highly reccommend!

14 Mar 2020

Highly Recommended, We had a 400 guest wedding, so our choice of music was important to ensure all our guests would be up dancing all night. Our 7 Piece band was the perfect choice, Jessica and the team created a fantastic atmosphere that did not disappoint! String Trio at the church was a perfect touch also. It could not have gone any better, so happy we went with Craig Francis - Thank you :)

25 Jan 2020

We were so happy with our 4 piece band for the wedding. So professional and talented, our guests loved dancing the night away! We really appreciated the way Craig helped us to choose music that would flow well through the night - his advice was really valuable.

Craig Francis Music  

Thanks so much! It was a real privilege to be a part of your special night! :) Check our more reviews and videos @ www.craigfrancismusic.com.au

24 Jan 2020

Oh What a Night!! A BIG thank you to Craig Francis and crew and Jessica DeSousa for the amazing Acoustics, Band, DJ and MC work for our wedding. All did such a fabulous job in making the day’s entertainment just flow. It was perfect! Everyone had a great time and have been raving about how great the band and music was. ☺️ Highly recommend!! Thanks again....

Craig Francis Music  

Thanks so much! It was pleasure to be a part of your special night! :) www.craigfrancismusic.com.au

4 Jan 2020

Great experience from meeting with Craig from Craig Francis to organising the big day and not to mention the fantastic band on the day! The band are seasoned professionals who play with each other regularly so on the day they rock it and our guests loved it! Band comes complete with MC, DJ and band so whatever your needs Craig Francis can cater to them.

Craig Francis Music  

Thanks so much for your feedback :) We loved performing for you, it was our pleasure to be a part of your special day!

4 Jan 2020

Craig & team are professionals and the best at what they do. They catered a program specifically for our wedding day and are very easy to coordinate with. We highly recommend Craig Francis Music for your guest entertainment.

9 Nov 2019

Craig assisted with putting together the run sheet and choosing the special songs for the day. They even went to the effort of learning a song I wanted for the aisle, the night before hand (yes I changed my mind last minute)! The guests enjoyed the music so much that the venue even commented that "usually people don't start dancing this early"! Everyone had a fantastic time!

8 Nov 2019

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. They were also able to play some traditional music as we had requested. There really is nothing better than a live band and these guys were fantastic!

Craig Francis Music  

Thanks so much for your kind words :) Erin, I and the band loved performing and MCing for you and it was a genuine pleasure to be a part of your very special day!

2 Nov 2019

From the very beginning Craig's service level and enthusiasm made him stand out from other vendors. He was incredibly accommodating and organised throughout the planning process. Wade was our DJ for the night and did a great job in keeping our atmosphere fun and lively. All of our family and friends had a great time, dancing up until the very end. Thank you Craig and Wade for making our night amazing!!


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