The Wedding Singer

When it comes to setting the scene for your wedding, there’s nothing as important as the music – and a professional wedding singer can help you bring it to life and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Daniel James has been helping newlyweds and their guests celebrate in style for more than 15 years. The South Wales based entertainer, who has worked on cruise ships and even performed with the Strictly Come Dancing tour, has a repertoire that includes everything from Ratpack swing to modern chart hits. And he’s always happy to learn new songs so you can enjoy your favourite tunes.

For Daniel, what makes a wedding singer special is the ability to react to the mood of the room and adjust the setlist for maximum impact. “You get to know what works and what doesn’t, what time to pick things up and get them moving, how not to upset people with the volume,” he says. “It’s about enjoying it and having fun with it.”

Daniel prides himself on his flexibility, and works with each of his clients to ensure they have the entertainment they want. He can sing before the ceremony as your guests arrive or during the signing of the register. He can keep everyone entertained while the photos are being taken or even during dinner. And of course there’s the evening entertainment, which can consist of one longer set or two shorter ones.

Daniel shares his three top tips for getting that all important romantic moment right.

1. Pick a song you know you’re going to hear on the radio in 20 years: It’s all very well choosing something obscure, but wouldn’t it be nicer to hear your special song out of the blue every now and then when you least expect it?

2. Pick something short: A first dance can be nerve-racking, especially for the groom, so don’t torture the poor guy. Around three minutes is ideal to ensure you get plenty of pictures and no one gets bored.

3. Pick something that’s easy to dance to: Remember, this is a special memory moment and a photo opportunity, not an audition for Strictly Come Dancing. Leave the jitterbugs and the jives until later, and just enjoy the moment.

Visit www.danieljamesmusic.co.uk for more information and to check out some rather lovely pictures of Daniel with Anton Du Beke and Craig Revel Horwood. You can also call Daniel on 07782 122 871 or email danieljamesmusic@hotmail.co.uk.