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Price from £950


Nanoband are a bespoke event music service offering a variety of line-ups and genres for every part of your wedding.

Katherine and Chris, the founding members of Nanoband, are both multi-instrumentalists and active professionally in several genres. That means we can cover almost any musical requirements for every part of your wedding. Need classical music as your guests arrive? We can do that! Pop/ rock/ soul for getting people on the dancefloor? We got you covered! Need music for your ceremony? No problem! Background Jazz for your dinner or reception? Easy! We can even play and call your ceilidh…

What makes us special is there is just the two of us! We pride ourselves on providing a tailored and personal service where you can trust that with our experience, contacts and musical expertise we can provide the entertainment for your entire day. We strive to make your unique event one that your guests will remember and we guarantee that the skill and experience of the musicians we work with are only the very best in the country.

Katherine and Chris play in many different line-ups and have extensive musical contacts, so if you would like something (another instrument, genre or line-up) which isn't listed here, just let us know! If you are not sure what you would like, this is what we do and we're here to help so don't hesitate to give us a message or a call and we can advise.

For MP3s of our various lineups and a demo reel of our 5 piece cover band please visit our website:
If you contact us on another platform, please let us know you found us on Hitched.

SMALL LINE-UPS (ceremony, reception, background music):
solo pianist playing jazz, classical or arrangements of popular songs
instrumental: violin/ piano or violin/ guitar playing classical, trad, jazz or arrangements of popular songs
vocals/ piano or vocals/ guitar. A mix of covers, jazz or anything else you might request.
vocals/ violin/ piano playing covers
vocals/ sax/ piano playing jazz

BIG LINE-UPS (evening entertainment/ dancing):
5+ PIECE COVERS BAND - female vocals, male vocals, backing vocals, fiddle, guitar, keys, bass and drums.
*Mix of COVERS AND CEILIDH* (popular option)
We are multi-instrumentalists and so you will have more instruments without needing to book extra musicians. For example, Katherine can play fiddle for your ceilidh and keys for covers.
4 piece CEILIDH BAND: Katherine runs a ceilidh band called Bon:Stovi - 2 fiddles/ caller, guitar and drums.
You can book Bon:Stovi separately if you're looking for just ceilidh or you can book through Nanoband as part of your full day's entertainment.

What you get from us:
- personal service
- expert advice
- tailored entertainment
- bespoke arrangements of your requests
- top musicians
- want to chat in person? Let's go for coffee!

For the best atmosphere at your day and the fullest most energetic sound, (and therefore the most dancing!) having an appropriate PA system and a sound engineer is vital.
Many bands bring their own PA system. The biggest problem with this is there is no one-size-fits-all PA system that will ensure the same quality of sound in every shape of space and size of venue. Also, the difference a sound engineer can make is amazing - you don't see them but you will hear the difference!
DM Audio supply our sound, you can speak with them directly or we can handle this for you at no extra charge. This also means we can handle all of your sound requirements for your entire day, including for speeches etc.


Katherine Stewart:
A member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and an ASH Music Scholarship to the Royal College of Music these were early milestones in Katherine's burgeoning career. Trained in classical violin piano and flute with a strong background in traditional music she has toured globally from Nigeria to Hong Kong and all over Europe. She has performed at the UK's most prestigious events from the Royal Albert Hall at the BBC Proms to the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival.

Chris Lyons:
Multi-instrumentalist Chris is a Royal Academy of Music graduate who has won several prizes as both a jazz and classical pianist and has a particular passion for playing unusual instruments (saz, oud and Russian bayan among them). Prominent engagements have included working with the Deutsche oper the London sinfonietta and he has played in festivals over the world. His soundtrack work is BAFTA nominated and he has worked as an orchestral arranger for the estate of Frank Zappa.



Ceremony music, dance music, entertainment, Background music Ceilidh


Classical, lounge, disco, jazz, rock, latest hits, pop, folk, Trad Mix of covers


Band, duet, trio, quartet, solo, soloist

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the wedding package?

All of the music entertainment for any part of your wedding. Public liability insurance

How far in advance should I contact you?

Most couples book up to a year ahead, but there is no minimum time required - our shortest notice for a wedding was just 4 days!

Size of group:

Small (2 - 3 musicians)
Medium (4 - 6 musicians)
Large (7 or more musicians)


Although our highly polished classical performances are what we are known for, we can also offer professional standard jazz, traditional and pop music sets

Is it possible to request something that's not in the repertoire?

Nanoband are the band that can play anything! We will play, learn or arrange absolutely anything you ask for


Childhood friends, Katherine and Chris have been playing together for over twenty years. Both with fifteen years experience in the event industry in an expansive range of lineups and genres

Do you have your own equipment?


Do you need specific materials or conditions to offer your service?


Are you able to travel?

Yes, regularly travel the breadth of the United Kingdom, Nanoband are also willing to travel abroad

Is there a charge for traveling?

Yes, this depends on distance and whether accommdation is required

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?


Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?

With a team

What is the length of time of the act?

Either up to 180 minutes of music as a duo or trio or a full day of entertainment with additional musicians

How much time do you need to prepare for an act?

We normally arrive at the venue at least one hour before our start time

Do you do open-air acts?


Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?


How do you charge extra time?

This is dependent on a number of factors, such as waiting time vs playing time

What are the forms of payment?

Bank transfer or cheque
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    We couldn't have asked for a better group to play at the church ceremony for my sister's wedding. I was tasked with organising this element of the day and Kat and the gang couldn't have made the process any easier for me. From the first email I knew that they were going to be a great choice. They offered perfect suggestions for the music and found sheet music for a specific hymn we wanted. While the admin side of things was effortless the service was even better than we were expecting. They added such a beautiful ambiance to the church which really set the tone of the day. Every part of the service was led and elevated by their beautiful music and we are so grateful that they were able to play at the ceremony. You won't be disappointed if you go for these guys!
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