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Wedding music by SouthWest – THE live
band for your Big Day in France

Wedding reception dance floor party

Organise your wedding music for the ceremony, cocktails 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 DordogneAquitaine. With over three hours of massive hits on the set list, you and your guests can look forward to the party of your lives.

Covid news: Almost all the weddings for 2021 have been pushed into 2022, so dates for next year are going fast. If you are getting married in the southwest of France and want to book the band—don’t leave it too long!

The ULTIMATE recommendation

My partner and I are hoping to get married ourselves at the Chateau on [confidential]. 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?

Popular Chateau venue owner, France

Hear 2.5 hours of WEDDING MUSIC in 5.5 minutes

The best wedding RECEPTION songs – 100% LIVE

SouthWest plays wedding music that everyone will love – as you will see from this sample set list. If there’s something you really want to hear, contact the band and they’ll do a special arrangement just for you.

Guest STARRING Andy from Midgar!

Occasionally, SouthWest has the honour of playing with Midgar frontman, multi-instrumentalist and allround awesome person, Andy Wilson-Taylor. Here’s a video from a public gig in 2019. Andy will be fronting SouthWest for every gig in 2021.

French wedding band set list
This set list was for a public gig in 2020. In France, for a marché gourmande, it’s normal to play some calmer songs for half an hour. Then the band eats dinner. Then it all kicks off with (in this case) “Everybody”. For weddings, the party starts with a bang.

Introducing 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

wedding pianist set list
A sample solo piano cocktail playlist.

When you book SouthWest for the evening, you can add up to 90 minutes of solo piano for during the day. With a set list 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.

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

SouthWest equipment in marquee

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 without the band.)

No gig too BIG

Sarlat fête de la musique

Live band in a private party

Or too SMALL

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 from the end of the 2019 season. This time next year, it could be you!

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