What songs will the band play at my wedding or corporate event? Can I choose the music?

Wendybird perform a varied repertoire which appeals to the music tastes of all your guests – old and young.

Typically we perform classy jazz, soul and reggae during the early stages of your wedding or event, so the guests have a chance to chat and mingle without being dominated by loud live music – for instance the band would not play Summer of 69 or Kings of Leon’s Sex on Fire at the very start of your event! However later on we enjoy cranking it up with more energetic songs in the rock, pop and funk realm.
Please view our song list to see some of the tunes we play at gigs.
The later dance sets are the most important part of the night for the band to nail. It is our aim to get all of your guests up and dancing and having a great time. Achieving this can create a really great atmosphere and insure your event is memorable…for the right reasons!
We are confident in our abilities to select appropriate songs throughout the night, and are happy for you to leave these decisions to us.

Have a look through our Song List.

How long will the band be playing at my wedding reception or corporate event?

Wendybird prices include up to 5 hours attendance featuring 4 x 45min sets of live music, and background/”DJ” music on iPod controlled through our sound system during band breaks. Please note, the 4 x 45min set times can be adjusted to fit in with your specific running sheet – that is, the 180mins total playing time can be positioned however you like.

The 5 hour duration satisfies most wedding reception and corporate event durations as most venues work to 5 hour packages – usually 6pm to 11pm, or 7pm to 12am. If you would like the band at your reception for a period longer than 5 hours, that is of course fine but an additional cost may be involved.

Does the band travel? And how do the travel fees work?

Wendybird is based in the CBD locations of Melbourne travel far and wide. We do lots of wedding gigs in Byron Bay, Noosa, Margaret River, Daylesford, Yarra Valley, Hunter Valley…and many other rural locations around Australia. Travel is worked out on a per musician basis. Any location that is within 45 minutes of the CBD has no associated travel fee. Beyond that costs per musician are added to cover their travel time and petrol costs. Our booking managers can supply you with custom travel quotes when you notify them of your venue location. *Note, couples who get married very far from the CBD often opt for a smaller band size (say a 3, 4 or 5 piece) as this keeps the overall cost down.

How does the band’s set up and sound check work?

It takes us approximately 45mins to fully set up and sound check the band. This additional time is not considered part of the 5 hour period and does not carry any additional cost. For example, if you book Wendybird for your wedding or corporate event which starts at 6pm and finishes at 11pm, we would arrive at 4 45pm – 5pm.

How does the booking process work?

If you would like Wendybird to perform at your wedding or corporate event, you will first need to check we are available.
– we do book out well in advance! If you would like to check out the band at a live gig prior to booking, you can attend one of our showcase gigs
(no need to pre-book…just rock along!) Full details here.

Our online booking form requires you to fill out your contact details and select the band line up you would like.  We are obviously on hand to help you
with this decision. If you don’t know the band size you are after you can tentatively select the size and we can help from there.