Our wedding clients are always looking for ways to make their wedding unique. A great way to do this is in the music. When we film a wedding with live performances, we always remember the music. A live performance elevates the music you choose for your wedding to a new level. It creates continuity for the event and gives guests a chance to relate to it.

A live performance gives a wedding structure, creating a chance for guests to talk and a chance to just listen and take in their surroundings. When it comes to finding music for a wedding, a lot of couples don’t always know where to begin. Your wedding band should be exactly the kind of music that means the most to you. During our years filming weddings, we’ve had the opportunity to work with many local artists. Today we are spotlighting two incredibly talented singer-songwriters, Geoff Lundstrom And Luca Fogale.


GEOFF LUNDSTROM

Victoria, BC

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“I honesty don’t know how weddings happen without it.”



CTM: What’s your favourite part about playing weddings?

GL: A wedding is a once in a lifetime moment for people and I’m always grateful to be a part of something like that.   love the timing of a ceremony. I really like it when the commissioner, the planner and I all nail the timing of the processional, the signing and the recessional. When the entire ceremony flows seamlessly, that always feels really good!

CTM: What kind of music do you like to hear at a wedding?

GL: I think classics are usually the best at weddings, songs that never get old or sound dated. That way, when you watch your wedding footage ten years later, the music is still relevant. Sometimes, newer songs fit well too. I think it mostly depends on the couple and their style. It’s the clients choice whether they want originals or covers. The couple often have songs that are meaningful to them. I love playing songs that mean something to the Bride and Groom and their families. I do my best to adapt my style to the songs they choose. I do also slip original songs in from time to time during a cocktail hour set.

Geoff Lundstrom

CTM: How does live music add to an event?

GL: The thing I have come to realize about live music is it has this great way of making a large space seem smaller, more intimate and comfortable. It’s an ice breaker and a conversation starter. It can set the vibe and leave a lasting impression on people.

 

LUCA FOGALE

Vancouver, BC

Luca Fogale

“In my opinion, having a live singer or band is incredibly romantic.”


CTM: How does live music change the atmosphere of an event?

LF: In my experience live music can help people to savour the environment that they’re in. It brings an energy that sort of requires the attendees to be present, and since things move so fast at weddings it’s nice to try and slow everything down. I think the thing I love the most is that it is always such an honour to be a part of. Obviously it’s a monumental day for so many people, and to contribute to that in even the smallest of ways is extremely humbling.

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CTM: Do you play original music or covers at weddings?

LF: During ceremonies I’m typically asked to play a couple of specific covers that hold a certain importance for the bride and groom, and I can always see the reaction to the music right away, it’s pretty special. Occasionally, I’ll be asked to play some originals within my set if the couple is familiar with my material, and that is a real honour. A handful of times I’ve even had an original requested for a first dance which made those events incredibly special for me.

CTM: What kind of music do you like to hear at a wedding?

LF: I really just like to hear something that’s reflective of the wedding party’s taste! For example, the last wedding I played had a bluegrass trio at the reception, and another a couple of weeks ago had someone playing an African steel pan. Both styles were beautifully played and relevant to the culture of the bride and groom.

Luca Fogale

CTM: Who are BC artists you’d recommend for wedding performances?

LF: I’ve heard great things about Geoff Lundstrom’s music! Also, a couple of other musicians I know who are lovely and play their share of weddings are Alexandria Maillot, Kale Penny, and Colin Bullock.

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Our co-founder Mat said it himself. If he could go back and change one thing about his own wedding, knowing what he knows now, it would be to bring in live performers. There are so many amazingly talented artists performing locally that are honoured to be a part of these kinds of events. What kind of music will you choose for your wedding?

 

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