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Introducing SouthWest | The perfect
live band for your BIG DAY in France

wedding band, SouthWest
SouthWest before a wedding at Chateau du Doux, ©Corrina Tough 2022 with many thanks

You can organise the wedding music you want – for the ceremony, cocktail reception and evening party – with a single email. When you book SouthWest.

SouthWest is a bilingual five-piece rock/pop cover band, based near Siorac in the Dordogne, France. With over three hours of massive hits on the set list, we play and you party!

We still have some availability for 2024 and beyond. So, if you are getting married in the southwest of France and want to book the perfect wedding band—get in touch today.

The ULTIMATE recommendation

My partner and I are hoping to get married ourselves at the Chateau. Out of all of the bands I’ve seen over the years you guys are by far my family’s favourite so I was wondering if you’re available?

Famous chateau venue owner, France

If you’re getting married in southwest France
you’ve got to BOOK SouthWest

The SouthWest set list is designed to keep you and your guests on the dance floor all night long…

With massive hits from Chic, Pharrell Williams, Daft Punk, Stevie Wonder, Amy Winehouse, Prince, Franz Ferdinand, David Bowie, Queen, Kylie and many, many more, there really is something for everybody.

Unlike some other bands, everything you hear from SouthWest is 100% live. This party is just for you.

Take a look at this short video, featuring clips from the set we played at the last wedding of the 2022 season. At the wonderful Chateau du Doux.

dancing at wedding
The joy of dance
wedding reception dance
The slow dance

These images were taken at a wedding in 2021. ©Laura de Kwant, with many thanks.

We booked SouthWest for our destination wedding at Château Du Doux in June and it was the best decision we made. They were absoloutely amazing, playing the perfect playlist to get the evening party started. From the minute they got going the dancefloor was full and never went empty.

All our guests commented on how brilliant the band was. Thank You Alex, Gérard, Eric, Wil & Thierry for completing our dream wedding, you were Amazing

Jason Welch

French wedding band
For the latest versions of these songs, see the videos.

Meet your French wedding BAND

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for your performance at my wedding on Saturday at
Chateau la Durantie! You were absolutely brilliant and everyone has been commenting on how good the band were. The dance floor was packed all night which is exactly what I was hoping for. You were brilliant!
Thanks again

Victoria Hepburn

Add solo piano for the CEREMONY and COCKTAILS

There’s an option of a solo set from François

When you book SouthWest for the evening, you can add up to 90 minutes of solo piano for a specially reduced rate. François has created a set list of solo piano arrangements and songs in French and Portuguese, to give your wedding reception a truly international flavour.

Wedding ceremony music

When planning music for your ceremony, there are four key moments to consider:

  • Romantic music while guests arrive
  • Then something special for the wedding processional
  • A classical interlude for the signing of the register
  • And an upbeat love song for the wedding recessional

Music for cocktails

For your first drinks party as a married couple, you can relax and enjoy beautiful songs on piano, to get you in the mood for an evening on the dance floor with the full band.

SouthWest played at our wedding, and it was absolutely great. They are highly capable and talented musicians with a brilliant set. They were happy to tailor everything to our day and work with a couple of friends who we wanted to include on stage. We were only sad when it ended! During the day, Alex played piano for the bits where music mattered. It was very touching, very poignant – he is a great talent. Again, he included and worked with a couple of the guests, which added massively to the day.

Jonathan Foster-Smith

What’s INCLUDED when you book SouthWest

On the day of your wedding, party or special event, all you need to provide are two plugs and a few square metres of floor space. The band will arrive with:

  • Up to 3.5 hours of 100% live music
  • LED lights and lighting effects
  • Yamaha 3000W pa and 16-channel mixing desk
  • World-class instruments
  • And a song of your choice (optional)

If François is playing for the ceremony and/or cocktails, a mic and amp will also be provided for speeches. (Please note, the pa is not available for hire after the band has finished for the night.)

No gig too BIG

Sarlat fête de la musique

Or too SMALL

Live band in a private party

Ask about availability and organise your wedding music TODAY!

Please include the date and location of your wedding, party or event when you complete and return this form.

Bookings are coming in thick and fast. Don’t leave it too long to get in touch!

SouthWest played our wedding in August 2019. They had people up dancing and singing from the start of their set until the end. They were professional and responsive to emails and calls in the months leading up to the wedding.

A large number of our guests commented to us how great the band was since our wedding.

Furthermore, Alex played keyboard for our ceremony and even learnt the bride’s mother’s favorite song for procession of the bride, and the music to a hymn.

We can only thank them for everything they did to help make our wedding day so special!

Jack Holland

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