Live Bands



deciBelle are a six piece covers band, based in the south west of England who play a variety of great music from the classic soul of Aretha Franklin and Dusty Springfield, through Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder, as well as covering newer material from the likes of Bruno Mars, Pharrell Williams and James Bay. The band's principal aim is to get people on their feet, and they are experts at that.

T: 07894 224489


Soul Funktion

Established in 2002, South Devon soul band ‘Soul Funktion’ have gained the well-earned reputation of being Devon’s leading wedding band. Based between Exeter and Torbay, ‘Soul Funktion’ works hard on providing a cracking mix of hi-energy, big sound soul numbers, rock and blues classics and contemporary numbers, specifically chosen to appeal across all age ranges.

T: 07786 242524



Highway 21 are the UK’s premier 3-piece wedding band. They have one simple aim and that’s to pack the dancefloor! Whatever the age of your guests, their extensive repertoire will be sure to have everyone hitting the dancefloor and singing along at the top of their voices giving you the wedding party that you’ve always dreamt of.

T: 0845 226 8591



The Choons are one of the most energetic, super-professional and exciting party bands in the South West. The Choons are a 4 piece band who cover a huge range of music. If you are looking for a duo, you can also check out thier 2 piece Band, 'Great Little Band'. Their extensive setlist caters for all ages and musical tastes, including calssic songs by the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, The Killer, Arctic Monkeys, Kings of Leon and many more!

T: 07812 930004



The Swing Kings

The Swing Kings offer the very best in live wedding entertainment. They provide a completely unique and tailored entertainment service which allows you to choose your own wedding music and help create your own show! Whether you are looking to hire a live Wedding Band for 50 or for 500 guests, The Swing Kings can tailor a show to match your requirements. By using the very latest in sound and light technology they bring an awe-inspiring sound and visual performance to your wedding venue.

T: 07447 011629



The distractions band

The Distractions are a collective of talented musicians and singers based in and around the Midlands. They are passionate about keeping their music 100% live, their unique mashups bring a fresh sound to the table that you will love and their crowd interaction is top-notch! 

Now in demand at over 100 events per year nationwide they have become renowned for their professionalism, outstanding performances and commitment to excellence.




This dual fronted 6 piece are an exciting, contemporary addition to your wedding, party or corporate event! Performing a classic combination of rock, pop, funk, soul, RnB and disco, there is something to get every guest on the dancefloor strutting their stuff!


Shilstone's in-house musician: Jonathan banyard

Whether you are looking for a pianist, string quartet, jazz band, solo harpist, DJ or live band for your evening celebrations, Jonathan Banyard; Shilstone’s musical coordinator, will be able to help you to arrange the perfect music for your day. If you choose to organise your music through Shilstone, Jonathan will liaise with you to ensure that the music played throughout the day meets both yours and your guests’ tastes, whilst reflecting the mood and theme of your wedding.

Arrival and Reception Music

The opening bars of music at your wedding ceremony will help to set the tone and ambience for the rest of your wedding celebrations.

Jonathan himself is an excellent pianist and keyboard player and is able to entertain your guests upon their arrival with some of your favourite music, be it classical, jazz, contemporary or any other genre, played on an electric piano or organ.

Alternatively, why not come up with a playlist together of both of your best-loved songs. Jonathan can assemble this for you and it can be played through our PA system, either inside Shilstone house or outside in the gardens, throughout the arrival and gathering of your guests.

Afternoon Drinks Reception

Live music and pre-arranged recorded music of any genre makes an event really special and memorable for both you and your guests. Live music is an excellent way of creating an elegant ambiance at your drinks reception and can cover an extensive repertoire. A solo harpist, string quartet or wind ensemble are just a few of your options; you might consider jazzing things up a little with some brass instruments or by adding in a piano or organ. If classical music doesn’t fit with the style of your wedding, a jazz group or pop duo are other excellent and very versatile options.

Wedding DJ 

Jonathan is an experienced DJ, giving you the peace of mind you need to really let your hair down for your evening celebrations. We are able to provide a full disco and lighting service for your evening reception.

From meeting at Shilstone to discover more about you and your music tastes, through to carefully crafting your perfect playlist from a collection of thousands of titles, Jonathan will tailor every aspect of your music to ensure that it is everything you could have hoped for and more. Jonathan’s philosophy as a wedding DJ is simple: to make your wedding reception one the most memorable and fun nights of your life!