North East Soiree

Spennymoor, Durham View map
Price from £250


Price from £250

North East Soiree not an agency, they are a team of musicians that offers live music for weddings and events. They provide various options – Violin and Piano duo, String Trio, String Quartet, Jazz trio, Ceilidh band (authentic Scots style with caller), party covers band and DJ, perfect for ceremonies, elegant banquets and parties.


The group, which is managed by Gordon, can play various styles and combinations of styles depending on client needs and have already performed at more than 1400 weddings and events all across the North East of England since 2002.

Services Offered

North East Soiree has an impressive repertoire featuring over 500 tunes and is also available as Violin plus Piano or as String Trio, ideal for all budgets and event settings. They usually offer a set play list but can always introduce new tunes judging the response of the crowd. They offer music for wedding ceremonies, during the photos/drinks reception and can accommodate a custom playlist.

The covers band is totally live and spontaneous with everything performed from memory and no backing tracks. The package also comes with modern disco lights and PA system with PAT Certs for all electric items and have Public Liability Insurance. Custom playlist are welcomed for the DJ after the band finish and of course first and last dances.



Ceremony music, cocktail/Banquet music, dance music, entertainment, dJ


Classical, lounge, disco, jazz, rock, string Quartet, regional, ethnic, pop


DJ, band, duet, trio, quartet

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the wedding package?

Whatever you like. There are all sorts of combinations possible including String Quartet (and Duos and Trios), Ceilidh band with Scots caller, Jazz and Covers band, then DJ til midnight - all 1 team

How far in advance should I contact you?

Typically 1 year - there is only one evening band possible per night so book early if you'd like a discounted package deal

Size of group:

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


Duo, Trios and String Quartet have 500 tunes available including Classical, Jazz, Popular, Films, Showtunes, TV themes and Bollywood too for Asian weddings. Jazz, Ceilidh and good old party covers

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

Yes, request can be arranged for a wedding ceremony. The repertoire of over 500 tunes has mainly been built up over many years from special requests at weddings


All the players are very experienced professional musicians in their own right but North East Soiree has existed since 2002 and have performed at over 1400 weddings and events in the North East

Do you have your own equipment?


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


Are you able to travel?


Is there a charge for traveling?


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?

Half hour for civil or 1 hour church Ceremony, then 90 minutes drinks reception. Jazz 2 hours, Ceilidh 1 or 2 sets of typically around 90 minutes, Covers band 2x 45min and Dj till midnight

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

Minimum 2 weeks needed to arrange new music for a ceremony due to workload in the summer months

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?

Ceilidh includes up till 11:30pm anyway so we've never needed to charge any more other than New Years eve which is always till 00:30 and agreed in advance

What are the forms of payment?

Prefer BACS Bank Transfer but cheque is ok. We prefer not to accept cash on the night as we have ended up not being paid too many times as everyone has too much to think about on the day


12 Marske Way DL16 7FL Spennymoor (Durham)

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