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

Wedding reception dance floor party

You can organise your wedding music 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 Bergerac in the DordogneNouvelle Aquitaine. With over three hours of massive hits on the set list, you and your guests can look forward to the dance party of your lives.

Covid news: Weddings from 2020 and 2021 have been pushed into 2022, so dates for next year (and 2023) are going fast. If you are getting married in the southwest of France and want to book the 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 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 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, that includes some images from our last full season (before Covid) for a taste of the good times ahead.

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.

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

When you book SouthWest for the evening, you can add up to 90 minutes of solo piano for a specially reduced rate. With a set list carefully designed for the ceremony and cocktails.

Wedding ceremony music

Typically, Alex plays four times during the service:

  • 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

In the garden, over drinks, you and your guests are treated to an achingly beautiful selection of songs by Norah Jones, Ray Charles, Ed SheeranFreddie MercuryFrank Sinatra and Louis Armstrong. Plus film and TV themes, Elton John, Billy Joel, Lennon and McCartney, Seal, and more. For further details, visit Alex’s site.

An oldie and a newie in one

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 Alex 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.

Thanks for reading the whole page. You rock!

Here’s a video with a 2.5-hour set in 5.5 minutes. Enjoy!

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