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You're getting married!

Congratulations on your engagement! We know how exciting it is to finally be planning your wedding. And we're so happy you are considering us for your wedding entertainment!

Please take brief moment to read and understand the following information so that you are aware of all the awesome perks that come with booking our band!

(Not planning a wedding?)

Hiring us for your wedding is easy:

  1. Contact us to check availability
  2. Choose your package and services
  3. Complete the contract and pay deposit
    1. We will send you a questionnaire to gather all your event details
    2. Once we get your answers, we'll prepare a contract and invoice
    3. You sign the contract and pay a 25-50% deposit. 25% for bookings in the GVRD and 50% for bookings outside the GVRD.
  4. Select songs and finalize performance times
    1. A couple months before the big day, we will send you our current song list for you to choose the songs you'd like us to play
    2. We'll turn your selections into perfect set lists that will keep your guests dancing all night
  5. Enjoy the party

That's pretty simple, right? 

But what do you get when you hire The Phonix?

Your personalized services include:

  • An incredible performance from our highly engaging band, performing all your favourite soul, funk, R&B, Motown, Pop and Hip Hop classics. More info on band sizes and performance options below. Check out our song list.
  • Unlimited phone calls and emails
  • Free tickets to our shows so you can experience the Phonix before you book
  • Consultation to discuss your event logistics, timeline and music requests
  • Site visit and walk through to discuss your vision, entertainment, sound system and lighting needs (within greater Vancouver)
  • Communication with your venue representative
  • Assistance with selecting your first dance song
  • Follow up to finalize song list selections for your ceremony and dance
  • 7-day prior follow up to confirm all details and logistics
  • Help with planning and sourcing sound system needs for ceremony, cocktails or any other part of the day
  • The band will learn one special request song (usually first dance)
  • Preparation of custom set lists including your first dance and your personal repertoire selections from our existing song list
  • Design, logistics and sourcing of custom sound and lighting package

What happens on the big day?

  • We arrive to setup roughly 3 hours before guest arrival (or earlier if need be)
  • We will be finisehd setup 30-60 minutes before guests arrive
  • We can arrange to play pre-recorded music on our sound system as guests arrive. We can provide playlists if you need
  • Yes, you can use our sound system for speeches and dinner music, no extra charge. Our technician will happily man the dials to adjust background music volume as your speeches happen
  • We kindly request that you provide a dinner for us and our technician roughly 60-90 minutes before our first set
  • We perform your first dance then continue performing based on your desired schedule
    • Typically, our packages include 3 x 50 minute sets of music with 15-20 minute breaks in between, all within a 4-hour window. We are flexible with our set and break times, and can adjust to your schedule.
  • Yes, we can provide pre-recorded dance music to play through the sound system while we take breaks
  • Yes, we can take on-site music requests - if you’d like to hear a song we don't play, we’ll find a recording and play it through the system
  • We will happily continue playing music through our sound system for up to 30 minutes after our performance, for no extra charge. Keep the mood alive as your guests leave
  • Once everyone is gone, we'll pack up and load out our equipment in about 30-60 minutes.

"I just can't say enough about The Phonix, what an amazing band! The jazz music they started with was the perfect background to set the tone for dinner. Then when they kicked it up with vocals, wow!! What powerful singers! The kitchen couldn't even serve the dessert course because every single guest was up dancing! One of the senior servers told me she had never seen this happen before!"
- Alina & Joe, Newlyweds

Our Wedding Entertainment Packages

How to navigate our wedding packages:

Our flagship band is our 9-piece Dance Band. This size band is what it takes to most accurately and authentically reproduce the old school music that we specialize in. Wedding couples love our 9-piece band for the incredible 3-piece brass section (trumpet, tenor sax and baritone sax), two soulful lead singers and punchy rhythm section.

We also offer a 7-piece version if you are facing budget or space constraints. This configuration is similar to the 9-piece, but does not include either of the saxophones.

Our 11-piece band is for you if you are looking to splurge! It's the 9-piece band with the addition of two more incredible singers. So much more interactive!

What are packages?

Our packages are pairings of our services that make sense for most weddings. At the very least, most weddings require two of our services:

  1. A band
  2. Production (Sound and lighting system)

For transparency, we separate these two items in case you are looking to source your sound equipment and lighting from another vendor.

We offer some price breaks to save you some money in our Gold and Platinum packages when you add on services like live musicians for your ceremony, cocktails, and dinner music.


 

Hire a band for wedding reception entertainment dance music

All your headaches will be gone and every aspect of your entertainment taken care of! Your wedding memories begin at your ceremony with an elegant solo musician. We'll cue up your favourite tracks over dinner, then kick the party into high gear with an irresistible funky dance party!

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Ceremony Musician

Be different. Add a unique twist to your ceremony with a skilled guitarist or pianist. One 60-minute set.

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Large Production

All the audio and lighting provisions to make us seen and heard in crowds of up to 300.

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9-Piece Band

A high-energy, interactive dance party. Includes our 3-piece horn section, two lead singers, guitar, piano, bass and drums. 3 x 50-minute sets.

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You save $300 with the Gold PLUS package!

 


 

 

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An intimate and highly entertaining night you'll never forget! For parties of less than 60 guests, our scaled-down 7-piece band and compact sound system help you save costs without sacrificing an incredible party!

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Small Production

A compact sound system and small lighting rig suitable for crowds as large as 60.

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Dinner & Speeches

Don't worry. We'll take care of your dining music and even your audio needs for speeches.

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7-Piece Band

Less footprint, but just as much fun. Includes trumpet, two lead singers, piano, guitar, bass and drums. 3 x 50-minute sets.

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Hire a band for wedding reception entertainment dance music

You can be the best party planner in town! From your ceremony to your last dance, you'll have 100% live entertainment. Your caterer isn't using canned food, so your entertainment shouldn't involve any canned music either. PLUS, this package includes an interactive dance lesson so your guests go home with the ultimate party favour; a brand new bag of dance moves!

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Ceremony Musician

Be different. Add a unique twist to your ceremony with a skilled guitarist or pianist. One 60-minute set.

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Ceremony
Sound

We provide a sleek and elegant sound system and one vocal microphone.

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Dinner Jazz Quartet

Dinner tastes better with live music. Sultry saxophone, piano, bass and light drums. 2 x 50-minute sets.

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Large Production

All the audio and lighting provisions to make us seen and heard in crowds of up to 300.

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11-Piece Band

The best funky dance party in town! Four lead singers, 3-piece horn section, piano, guitar, bass and drums. 3 x 50-minute sets.

You save $550 with this package!

 


 

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Ceremony Musician

Be different. Add a unique twist to your ceremony with a skilled guitarist or pianist. One 60-minute set.

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Dinner Jazz
Trio

Nothing says "classy" like jazz. Piano, bass and light drums. 2 x 50-minute sets.

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Dinner Jazz Quartet

Dinner tastes better with live music. Sultry saxophone, piano, bass and light drums. 2 x 50-minute sets.

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7-Piece Band

Less footprint, but just as much fun. Includes trumpet, two lead singers, piano, guitar, bass and drums. 3 x 50-minute sets.

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9-Piece Band

A high-energy, interactive dance party. Includes our 3-piece horn section, two lead singers, guitar, piano, bass and drums. 3 x 50-minute sets.

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11-Piece Band

The best funky dance party in town! Four lead singers, 3-piece horn section, piano, guitar, bass and drums. 3 x 50-minute sets.

Sound system for wedding reception music

Small Production

A compact sound system and small lighting rig suitable for crowds as large as 60.

Wedding entertainment, Bands for weddings, wedding song list, Best Wedding entertainment

Large Production

All the audio and lighting provisions to make us seen and heard in crowds of up to 300.

Wedding ceremony sound system for speeches and music

Ceremony Sound

We provide a sleek and elegant sound system and one vocal microphone.


 

Band Travel Fees

If your wedding requires that we travel outside the Greater Vancouver Area, we will charge an additional travel fee. Please contact us for a travel quote if your city is not listed here.

Pemberton & Whistler..............$500*

Penticton..............$870*

Kelowna..............$845*

Victoria & Nanaimo..............$1050*

*In addition to travel fees, we ask that you kindly provide hotel accommodations for all musicians and sound technician.