Your wedding day -
Wedding band entertainment is often the last thing on the list but somehow one of the most important. We know how important your wedding day is for you. It just has to be 100% right on the night which is why you can trust the Stax Band to deliver the goods when it really counts.
You’ll be in experienced hands – We’ve played at hundreds of weddings and parties, in venues like country hotels, marquees and restaurants, in large and small rooms, with only one goal in mind: to involve everybody in the party.
We do this simply by playing a wide variety of music catering for our audience who are our top priority. Playing music is our passion, so you will not be the only ones enjoying yourselves, you will see us having a lot of fun as well!
Some of the venues we’ve performed at:
- Dodmoor House, Northamptonshire
- Home Farm Weddings, Braunston
- Crockwell Farm, Northamptonshire
- Whittlebury Park and Hall, Northamptonshire,
- Fawsley Hall, Northamptonshire
- Mercure Parkside Hotel, Buckinghamshire
- Kelmarsh Hall Weddings, Northamptonshire
- Chicheley Hall, Milton Keynes
- Kingscote Barn, Gloucestershire
- Dovecliff Hall Hotel, Staffordshire
- Chatsworth House, Derbyshire
- Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire
- Shottle Hall, Belper, Derbyshire
- The Tythe Barn, Bicester, Oxfordshire
- Halstead House, Leicestershire
- Mitchell Hall, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
- Woburn Sculpture Gallery, Bedfordshire
- Dunchurch Park Hotel, Warwickshire
If you have a first dance request let us know well in advance, and we’ll learn it. Any reasonable request which can be played by a six piece band will be a nice challenge for us – in fact we have songs in our repertoire which we never thought of playing – but we enjoyed your first dance as much as you did, so we kept on playing them!
Usually we play three 45 minutes sets, or 2 one hour sets. Although playing times are set in the contract of course we are flexible on the evening itself, as speeches sometimes take longer than planned. For example, if we are contracted to do 3 sets, and we are running out of time, we are happy to skip our second break.
We find it very important that we entertain everybody. It is particular rewarding for us to see the ‘older generation’ on the dance floor as well. We don’t want the seniors to be left out, because the music is too loud and too monotone!
Do we need a DJ as well?
Nothing stops you from hiring a DJ to fill in the breaks. Our experience though is that it works well to have some ‘quiet time’ during the breaks, so your guests can get a drink or have a conversation. And don’t forget you can give us your iPod, or a CD, and we will play your favourite tunes through our PA system during the breaks, as loud or as quiet as you want!
Don't take our word for it!
This is an email we got recently, following a gig we did in the Carlton Club in London:
“Andrew and I would just like to say thank you so very much indeed for playing at our wedding and being so terrific! The vocals and the music were out of this world! All our guests said the band was amazing and that the female vocalist’s voice was the best they had ever heard! Speaking to the maitre de who has worked at the Carlton Club for 7 years, he said that in all that time, you were the best band that they had ever had in terms of quality of vocals and musicianship. He also said the band was very polite and you were very nice people. Andrew and I were wondering if it would be at all possible to obtain a cd of the songs that you played at our wedding, in particular our first dance song “Close to you”. Andrew and I will not hesitate to recommend you wholeheartedly to anyone we know who require a band to play for them. We know that our guests will be doing the same! You even got my 71 year old mother dancing all evening! She was loving the music so much! Once again, thank you so much for being our band and playing on the most important and special day of our lives.”
Karmenah and Andrew.