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OVERVIEW

Craig Francis Music are the passionate professionals and experts in curating the perfect soundtrack for weddings! We will tailor a bespoke package just for you with our Live band (incl. brass section), DJ, MC, and String Quartet services.

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.

About

Every wedding Craig Francis Music is involved with includes my wealth of experience working with Melbourne's top venues and providers. I enjoy working with couples to ensure their reception is one they will remember for a lifetime and my goal is nothing short of ensuring you have the best night of your life.

Mr Craig Francis

Owner


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FAQ

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!

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

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!

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!

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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December 2023

Would highly recommend Craig and his team. We went along to a showcase one evening to listen to their music and that marked the end of our search for a reception band at our wedding. Craig and his team also provided MC services on the night and an acoustic duo to play during “cocktail hour” post the ceremony. The package price was very reasonable. Craig was always easy to communicate with and would respond quickly to any queries we had. The band lead by Berni on the night was fabulous and all our guests made comment on same. The band was also very flexible in respect to building a playlist that suited our music tastes ! Thanks again Craig and team.

Steve M.

November 2022

What an amazing wedding band! We got so many compliments from our guests that the music and atmosphere was the best part of the night. Bernie's vocals are just WOW! In addition, Craig was responsive, organised and clearly a seasoned professional. Would 10/10 recommend them to everyone. Had the most magical night dancing non stop.

Georgia H.

May 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!

Michaella C.

April 2024

We used Craig Francis Music for a string quartet for our ceremony and the start of our reception. We were happy with our music selection and our guests (including those who are musicians themselves) were impressed with the performance!

Albert Y.

March 2024

Craig Francis Music put on a great performance. All our wedding guest commented on how great the band was and especially Jessica's voice. They had everyone up and dancing with a great selection of music from a range of decades and genres. Craig is very passionate about music and helping you plan the day, he is very knowledgeable and can make great recommendations and the small details that you may not have thought of. Would recommend Craig Francis Music for your special day.

Elise M.


Expert Advice

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As a wedding professional, Craig Francis Music offers expert advice to help couples plan their perfect day. Ask a question or read their expert advice.

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What are your favourite songs to play at a wedding?

We're starting to think about song choices for our wedding. I'm curious about what songs musicians love to play at weddings (vs the cliched ones they get asked about!). Would love to hear your personal favourites?

Craig Francis Music

Recent: About Damn TIme - Lizzo, Don't start now - Dua Lipa

Classics: I will survive, Sweet Caroline

What questions should we ask when choosing a wedding band or DJ?

Craig Francis Music

Are the people I see at your showcase the actual people who perform at my wedding OR is your business a booking agency?

Anonymous

Is it OK to have a do-not-play list at our wedding?

Hi there. There are some songs I really don't want played at our wedding but I know some of my family will request it. Can I give our DJ a list of these songs - but how do they handle it with the guests? I don't want to offend anyone.

Craig Francis Music

Absolutely.

I always discuss this with our clients at the pre reception meeting.

Be mindful though that the more songs you cut out, the more you tie the hands of the band with DJ to read the crowd and respond to requests. You find other questions like this on our FAQ page (craigfrancismusic.com.au/faq/) and can also ask them at our monthly showcase (next 2 are: 9.8.22 and 13.9.22).

Cheers

Craig Francis

Gina

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