Brightside Duo

Wedding Band Melbourne

5 star wedding band reviews "They played at our wedding in March and were absolutely brilliant. The guys got our wedding absolutely rocking....no one wanted to leave!" Fiona K, March 2018
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Wedding & Event Entertainment 5 star wedding band reviews "These guys played at our wedding in March 2018 and they did the most amazing job. The dance floor was full the whole night. They also did a great job MCing. " Jessica B, March 2018
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Brightside Duo - Melbourne Wedding Band

Hi there! Mick and Dan here from Brightside Duo. We are a Melbourne wedding band and would love to play at your wedding or event! We are on the preferred supplier list for many venues around Melbourne, and are professional, friendly and easy to work with.

With many years of experience and hundreds of weddings under our belt, we have earned a reputation as one of Melbourne’s best wedding bands. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, communication, and flexibility. Above all, it is our ability to entertain and the sense of FUN we bring to events that sets us apart. Oh, and we sound great too! Rest assured that if you choose us for you big day we will do everything in our power to ensure that your occasion – large or small – is a success.

We offer various live music packages including:

  • Acoustic duo
  • Acoustic and electric duo
  • Four-five piece band
  • Acoustic duo + DJ.

So, whether you’re looking for an acoustic duo for background music or want to get the party started and fill the dance floor (or both) our mix of classic hits and modern favourites will make your event a huge success!

rainbow flag And yes, of course we play at same sex weddings. We were doing it before it was legal!

Our Live Music Services Include

Wedding Band Melbourne

Brightside Duo are wedding music experts. We offer a full wedding service from the Ceremony to Reception and everything in between, including MCing and Canapé Music.

Party Band Melbourne

Need some entertainment for your party? We offer a variety of great packages for parties large and small and will work hard to ensure we make your event one to remember!

Corporate Band Melbourne

We have played countless corporate events and the consensus is clear: Live music makes it better. We offer a variety of great packages for all types of events large and small.

Wedding Band Videos

Wedding Band Show Reel

A taste of what we can offer at your wedding. From mellow acoustic tunes at the ceremony, sophisticated jazz over canapes, to dance floor anthems at the reception. We have your whole day covered!

Electric Duo Dance floor

When it’s time to get the party started we pick up our electric guitars, fire up the party lights and get to work! 

Acoustic Duo Wedding Band

Here’s a sample of our acoustic duo sound. No editing magic here just two guys singing and playing totally live.

Testimonials

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Daniel Murador
Daniel Murador
2019-05-07T23:40:23+0000
The guys were unreal at our wedding - they were approachable, happy to be flexible on the night and even helped out when we had issues with the celebrant's speaker! - very happy with the band. Couldn't recommend them more.read more
Mark Owbridge
Mark Owbridge
2019-04-30T10:58:33+0000
Legends! Your music definitely contributed to a fantastic atmosphere on the night!! Great song selections for the occasion
Terri Owbridge
Terri Owbridge
2019-04-29T04:53:52+0000
These guys were amazing at both our wedding ceremony and reception. They are super organised, had great communication in the lead up to the big day and played the best songs to get our whole wedding party on the dance floor. I highly recommend!read more
Deb Nugent
Deb Nugent
2019-02-05T00:15:47+0000
Highly recommended! We had the Brightside Duo play at our wedding and they did a brilliant job! Everything was great – the communication in the lead up to the wedding, their flexibility on the day and the way they responded to the flow of the party was great! Guests could enjoy back ground music, whilst still having a good chat with fabulous tracks on the dance floor later in the night. Thank you again.read more
Stephanie Webster
Stephanie Webster
2019-01-13T21:06:42+0000
Dan & Mick played at our wedding ceremony & reception on Saturday & did all the MC side of things also. I will be recommending them to everyone I know getting married in the future you guys are AMAZING I have had so much positive feedback from our guests and everyone had so much fun!read more
Shari Kelly
Shari Kelly
2018-11-12T05:27:39+0000
Thank you to Dan & Mick for playing at our wedding Saturday night. You guys were both amazing, everyone had a ball. High recommend you guys!! 😃😃
Carla Steele
Carla Steele
2018-10-23T00:37:53+0000
Mick and Dan recently played at our wedding Oct 2019. We had such an amazing night and so did our guests! We couldn’t be happier with our decision to book Brightside Duo the music was amazing and all of our guests had a fabulous time dancing the night away. Thank you nick and dan you guys were fabulous!! Xread more
Libby Mikus
Libby Mikus
2018-10-08T04:21:29+0000
This pair of legends performed at our wedding two weeks ago and if we could give higher than 5 stars we would. Music and atmosphere is everything and Dan & Mick delivered with everyone up for a boogie. Although likely super annoying, these guys didn’t show it when I asked them to learn our first dance and family dance songs, they were just amazing. If you are looking for super chilled people, rocking music and a great event we recommend Brightside Duo. If this in doesn’t work out I’ll be sure to get you back for the next one! 😁read more
Graham Walsh
Graham Walsh
2018-08-13T04:30:13+0000
Highly highly recommend these boys. We sussed them out live prior to booking them for our wedding in March. Dan & Mick were easy to deal with from the get go, had no issues learning two songs for our special day and had our guests on the dance floor partying away. They made the day stress free so anyone who books the boys won't be disappointed.read more
Jemma Sanders
Jemma Sanders
2018-06-04T09:10:26+0000
Brightside duo (but with 2 extras to make it a 4 piece band) played the night away at our wedding at The Baths in Sorrento. They had everyone on the dance floor all night! The boys even learnt a new song to make sure our first dance was just what we wanted!read more
Fiona Seers
Fiona Seers
2018-03-31T12:03:44+0000
They played at our wedding in March and were absolutely brilliant. Ours was a lunchtime wedding so wasn't sure anyone would dance but the guys got our wedding absolutely rocking....no one wanted to leave!. We had sooo much positive feedback about them and I cannot recommend them highly enough. Thanks guys for making our weding so much fun.read more
Dean Harvey
Dean Harvey
2018-03-12T05:49:05+0000
Second time seeing Mick and Dan highly recommend, absolutely enjoyed the range of music - very talented.
Jessica Berkhout
Jessica Berkhout
2018-03-08T02:44:15+0000
These guys played at our wedding in March 2018 and they did the most amazing job. The dance floor was full the whole night. They also did a great job doing MC. Very professional and easy to communicate with in the lead up to the wedding. We watched them play a pub gig before we booked them so we knew they would be the perfect fit for our wedding. They are fabulous. Highly recommend them. Thanks again Mick and Dan.read more
Andrea Berkhout
Andrea Berkhout
2018-03-04T08:01:58+0000
Fantastic band played at my Daughter's wedding at Phillip island yesterday highly recommend . Great music and mc ing .Had everyone up and dancing .Kept the party going .
Nicki Harvey
Nicki Harvey
2018-02-18T05:50:04+0000
Had these guys play at my 50th party last night and they were awesome! Great music, good humour...got us up dancing which is what I wanted! Thank you so much!!!
Emma Beer
Emma Beer
2018-01-28T00:00:51+0000
Brightside Duo were brilliant at our wedding. We couldn’t have wished for more then a band that were accommodating to our needs and had everyone on the dance floor all night!! They have definitely assisted on making our special day memorable and fun. Would recommend these guys anytime!!!read more
KaiXuan Chua
KaiXuan Chua
2018-01-05T12:22:40+0000
These guys are absolutely amazing. Very well received at our reception, everything was executed perfectly. Dan and Micks ability to set the mood and their professionalism at MC-ing is second to none. Highly recommended for any event! Thanks again Dan and Mick. We will send through some photos soon 🙂 Love Kai and Kerliread more
Jessica Prince
Jessica Prince
2018-01-01T03:03:51+0000
Awesome band and really got the crowd going! Awesome from a photographers point of view as it helped to create some amazing dancing photographs. Highly recommend!
Whitney Bailey
Whitney Bailey
2017-11-07T05:48:29+0000
Highly recommend these guys. Worked so hard with minimal breaks & played a good variety of music. Had the dance floor pumping all night
Ash Whitfield
Ash Whitfield
2017-10-07T05:36:34+0000
You guys were absolutely awesome we can't thank you enough! Everyone had a blast and was up dancing! Thanks for the killers duet! 10/10 performance guys!!
Sarah Gray
Sarah Gray
2017-08-26T23:10:59+0000
Mick and Dan what a fantastic job you guys did playing at our wedding on Friday! Everyone was up dancing and commented on what a great time they had and how fantastic you guys were. If you are looking for a wedding band who are easy to work with and sound amazing with a great playlist of songs, these are the guys for you!read more
Melissa Davis
Melissa Davis
2017-08-22T21:34:57+0000
Brightside duo performed at our wedding on 7 July 2017. Cant recommend them enough. Awesome band who played a variety of music. Very flexible and easy going guys, nothing was a problem.
Jennifer Hussey
Jennifer Hussey
2017-07-28T11:32:34+0000
Can not thank these guys enough they were so great to work with in the lead up to our wedding, including learning 2 songs for us. More importantly they were awesome on the night, played a great range of songs and had our guests dancing all night. Had so much feedback from our friends that the music was spot on. Anyone looking for a band for a wedding, party or any function should definitely check these guys out.read more
Rob Duplock
Rob Duplock
2017-05-13T10:55:27+0000
Brightside Duo played at our wedding and they fantastic! They exceeded our expectations - and we had many compliments about how great the music sounded. They came prepared with all the necessary equipment. We highly recommend these guys.read more
Magenta White
Magenta White
2017-04-17T10:48:07+0000
If you want people dancing, this is the band for you! Such a great band, they not only sound great but they are relaxed, experienced & easy going. They can handle new songs and classics easily. Mick & Dan work hard so you can relax knowing everyone is having a fun time 🙂 Would recommend these guys for any occasion!read more
Kathleen Tedge
Kathleen Tedge
2017-04-17T04:49:07+0000
We booked Brightside Duo for our special day. Not only was the dance floor packed but our grandparents even had the head nod going on! They were perfect and we'd happily have them over again � We highly recommend these guys �read more
Blake Williams
Blake Williams
2017-03-29T10:09:27+0000
The guys put together a great music set for our wedding, they were super easy to accommodate and adjusted on the fly with no problem when the nights schedule fell behind. Everyone got up and danced to the old classics, they know how to pull it all together!read more
Joel Noon
Joel Noon
2017-02-26T22:47:34+0000
Seriously awesome band!!
Katie Conomos
Katie Conomos
2017-02-15T04:39:32+0000
These guys played at my wedding and they were AMAZING!!!! They had both young and old up dancing and everyone had huge smiles on their faces all night. Not only that but they were so unbelievably helpful before the wedding and nothing was too much trouble. They even helped me get up and sing for my partner on the night. Thank you for making our night so special and memorable. We will never forget it!read more
Jamie McGee
Jamie McGee
2017-02-10T00:08:49+0000
Justine Peacock
Justine Peacock
2016-12-28T04:56:41+0000
Mick & Dan, What legends. Our wedding was a month ago now and people are still saying "what an awesome band". These guys just made everything really easy. They learnt our first dance and daughter daughter dance songs no worries, and timed them perfectly by cutting down the songs to the time that the dance went to. They had the dance floor rocking and put the perfect amount of personality into it! Would recommend for any event that you want quality live music. Thanks for being part of our wedding and making it truly amazing experience guys 🙂read more
Jen Harris
Jen Harris
2016-11-27T10:22:06+0000
Mick and Dan played at our wedding last weekend and were fantastic! They performed both acoustic and electric sets and the playlists were spot on, providing a great energy for us and our guests - we have had so many compliments about how great the band was! In the lead up to the big day, they couldn't have been more helpful, always quick to reply to emails and nothing was too much trouble. They learned a new song for our first dance and absolutely nailed it! Mick also performed MC duties for us on the night with a great sense of humour and kept everyone on track. We can't recommend Brightside Duo highly enough - if you want a band that is full of energy, has great playlists and are just all-round great guys - Brightside Duo are your band!read more
Jodie Brennan
Jodie Brennan
2016-10-20T00:18:00+0000
I just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU to Mick and Dan for making our Saturday night so memorable. I think your talents (and my poor friends lack of talent on the dance floor) made for a great 40th party. Everyone has been asking where I found you, and commenting on how awesome you were. So, I just thought I’d pass that onto to you. Thanks Guys!read more
Kate Ormond
Kate Ormond
2016-10-19T23:47:05+0000
Mick and Dan were an amazing addition to our company event! Couldn't have asked for a better duo, they were so accommodating and cooperative as to what we wanted for our event! Would definitely book Brightside Duo again!!!read more
Caralyn Pahos
Caralyn Pahos
2016-10-15T00:03:52+0000
After seeing Mick and Dan play at a friends wedding we decided to book them for my husbands birthday party. What a great night! They had the house rocking. I recently booked them for my own party and they were just as awesome. Everyone was up and dancing. After the party everyone was talking about what a fabulous band they are. They are very professional and organized and really lovely guys to deal with.read more
Nicole Stock
Nicole Stock
2016-10-04T00:25:48+0000
THANKYOU Mick & Dan Soooooo much. You guys were fantastic & you absolutely Rocked it. My 40th would NOT of been the same without Brightside, that is for sure! All my friends & family cannot stop talking about what a great night they had and are raving about you!! I could not be happier 🙂 I would definitely recommend you to anyone and I'm sure all my guests will too!! You are true professionals and I appreciate how easy you made it for me right from the start. I totally trusted your process, by letting you chose all the music, which not only took a load off me, while planning my party, but an AWESOME selection of songs were played on my special night. I hope to see you guys playing again soon.read more
Bree Mihailoff
Bree Mihailoff
2016-05-01T22:56:45+0000
Wowwwwwwww!!!!!! Where do I begin!!!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! You guys are very good at what u do! And thank u for bringing my wedding to life! I appreciate it heaps your energy sound and song list was spot on and all my guests raved about you both! Thank you for everything! Hugely appreciated Bree Xread more
Shannan Holding
Shannan Holding
2016-04-13T06:34:48+0000
Thank you so much Mick & Dan for you awesome performance at our wedding. We had the boys of Brightside Duo sing at our Ceremony & Reception. Mick was also our MC for the night. Mick did a great job of being MC and made sure that the night flowed seamlessly. Dan put up with endless emails from me and he was happy to answer everything. We were both so happy with everything that they boys did and still have people commenting on how great the band was. These guys are great and highly recommend them 🙂read more
Stefan Chelper
Stefan Chelper
2016-04-08T05:16:50+0000
We had the five piece band and also had Mick as our MC at our wedding on the 12th of March. We couldn't have been happier with how everything went. From the booking process where they would answer all our questions and help us out with some ideas for first dance, father-daughter dance etc to the night where they kept the dance floor going, catered to the different age groups and just helped keep the night very fun and enjoyable. Mick also did a great job at making the night run smoothly with his MC'ing duties. Hope to see you guys again soon!read more
Brooke Oliver
Brooke Oliver
2016-03-14T09:48:34+0000
The best band ever!!! They have become the official band to our family events and there is always a full dance floor when they are playing!!! Mick and Dan rock (literally!)
Lina McIvor
Lina McIvor
2016-02-29T23:08:13+0000
We went to a wedding a a year ago and heard these guys play, they were so great we asked for a business card and turns out we had already sent them an email enquiry the day before so we locked them in! We couldn't have been happier with our choice of wedding band. Everyone had a great night dancing. Mick did a great job picking songs that everyone young and old enjoyed and had everyone up on the dance floor, right from my 20 month year old nephew to my 86 year old grandfather!read more
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At a glance: Why choose Brightside Duo as your wedding band?

1. We know weddings

I mean, we really know them. We’ve played at hundreds of them! We know what songs to play, and when to play them.  And our experience really counts when making sure your big day runs as smoothly as possible. We are also very happy to offer advice on how to structure your event.

2. Our pricing is competitive.

We can provide amazing entertainment for your whole event with just two people – which means less people have to get paid, which means you save money! Our top of the range PA system, lighting, microphone for speeches, and DJ service is all included in our price. Consequently, if you book direct with us you will also save money on agency fees. 

3. We are flexible and can provide entertainment for your entire event! 

From gentle acoustic music for your ceremony, to jazz instrumentals over canapés, to professional and funny MCing, to huge dance floor anthems, we can do it all. With just two people.

4. We are the only Brightside Duo

We are not an agency, so when you book us, you get us. Due to us being in a band together for many years we don’t have to read lyrics or chords from charts. Instead, we can actually concentrate on performing and engaging with you and your guests.

5. We are compact and adaptable

All we need is a power-point and shelter. We have top of the range audio and lighting equipment and can adapt to nearly any situation we are presented with. From intimate gatherings to large scale events with hundreds of guests.

6. Our lighting show is awesome.

One of the best ways to help create a party atmosphere is with effective lighting. We go above and beyond in this department. See our videos for evidence.

7. Last but not least – We’re entertaining!

We interact with the crowd, tell jokes (some of them are even funny). We don’t just play songs – we always do our best to bring a sense of FUN to your event.

What does Brightside bring and how does it all work?

We bring all equipment and lighting necessary for our show. Which means that all you have to do is book us and we take care of the rest! We can adapt to nearly any space (most of the time there’s only two of us) and with our ridiculous lighting gear we can transform any venue into an awesome party!

We bring:

  • Our top of the range PA systems (we have enough gear for multiple set ups)
  • Stage and dance floor lighting
  • Wireless microphone for speeches
  • Music for in between our sets
  • Years of experience and a professional attitude

Wedding Reception Music

The wedding reception is not just about dinner, speeches and formalities. It’s also the time when the bridal party and guests can let their hair down and have some fun! This is where your wedding band comes in. No wedding reception is complete without some great live music to dance and sing along to. Check out our 5 minute guide to wedding music for ideas on how to structure your event!

We understand that the reception often goes for a number of hours. Early in the event your guests will want to chat, eat, mingle and of course speeches and other formalities need to occur at some point. Keeping this in mind we don’t come out guns blazing straight away but stick to more mellow acoustic music playing familiar tunes that everyone can enjoy without drowning out conversations. Once the formalities are over we take it up a level to get the dance floor pumping by playing all your favourite songs from the classics to modern favourites.

We are also more than happy to learn songs for the reception. Like the ceremony we want to make your reception memorable so if there is a special song you would like us to learn for the wedding dance we’d love to help out by doing our own acoustic rendition. But if you’d prefer to playing the original version by the artist, no problem either – we can play the mp3 through our top of the range P.A. system!

Click here to view the various packages we offer. No matter what kind of event you are having, big or small, we’ll have a wedding package to suit your needs!

Wedding Ceremony Music

We have played countless wedding ceremonies but each one has its own special and unique feel. We know yours will too. As guests start to arrive we play a selection of mellow acoustic instrumental music that adds to the ambience of the pre-ceremony without being overly loud so people are able to chat and mingle.

The ceremony itself is all about you. We are more than happy to learn music for the bridal entrance, signing of the registry and exit. Many people have specific songs that resonate personally with them and their partner. Having these played at one of the most important moments of their life can add that special touch to make the ceremony just right. If you are having trouble deciding what music will suit best have no fear, we have an extensive repertoire and are more than happy to offer suggestions and guidance.

Canapé Music & MC service

Planning on following your ceremony with canapés served outdoors in the sunshine? Well nothing accompanies food and a glass of wine better than music! We can offer more light background acoustic music that can range from instrumental jazz through to acoustic pop and is a great way to bridge the gap between the ceremony and reception.

We are very happy to MC your event, we’ve performed this important task many times before and know how to set the right mood for you and your guests and make sure the event runs as smoothly as possible. Most people are surprised at how much is involved in MCing an event – It’s not just making a couple of announcements. An MC needs to work with the bride and groom,venue, band, and photographer during the course of the event and can be pivotal to making the event run smoothly. Click here to read more about how important MCing can be for your big day!

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