USO have developed the best tools for planners and couples alike to help curate the perfect wedding music.
Please see a link here to our brand new video captured from a recent wedding at The Dorchester Hotel.
The video is narrated by celebrity vocalist and lead singer for the USO Little Swing Band Stefan Booth who explains how wedding music can work throughout the day and how we can compliment each part with our variety of ensembles.
Video by Filmatography.
The USO repertoire is regularly updated, and has previously been expanded to include a larger variety of songs for the perfect first dance, these now include:
- Your Song – Elton John
- Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Jersey Boys
- Stand By Me – Ben E King
- At Last – Etta James
- You’re My First, My Last – Barry White
- Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love – Barry White
- Make You Feel My Love – Adele
- How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
- Iris – Goo Goo Dolls
You can also commission pieces especially for you. If you have a particular song in mind for this very special occasion the USO Musical Director can discuss your choice with you and create a bespoke arrangement which would be unique to your celebration.
Photo Below: First Dance at The Savoy.
Urban Soul Orchestra (USO) have performed at a number of weddings at the V&A but there are two that stand out as particular highlights.
During the first one, the Chill Out Set entertained guests during the drinks reception in the John Madjeski Garden, whilst the Little Big Band delighted the entire wedding party on the dance floor after dinner in the Dome. Alongside the entertainment on the day, USO also worked closely with the couple in the lead up; organising first dance lessons with professional choreographers, commissioning a new song for their first dance as well as providing vocal coaching for songs performed by friends and family during dinner.
The second event featured a USO Solo Cellist performing in the Garden for the ceremony, he then joined the 4 piece Chill Out Set for a performance in the Michael Hintze Sculpture Gallery during the drinks reception. To finish the night in style our live Show Band kept the crowd on their feet until the early hours of the morning.
I wanted to thank you so much. The band were fantastic on Saturday night. Our first dance was really beautifully sung and everyone was up on the dance floor the whole night. So many people complimented the band and asked about you!
Bride, September 2014 V&A Museum
USO have performed at The Savoy on a number of occasions with an appearance in the stunning Lancaster Ballroom seeing the Chill Out Set and Little Big Band entertain throughout the event, whilst a harpist provided exquisite music for the drinks reception in the nearby River Room at the start of the evening.
For the couple’s first dance, the USO string quartet and female vocalist performed a bespoke version of Des’ree’s Kissing You which segued into Etta James’ At Last, creating a very special and romantic atmosphere as the couple took to the dance floor for the first time.
For the evening entertainment the Little Big Band featured 4 vocalists, 2 of which have appeared on The Voice, for an extra-special performance for guests on the dance floor in the Lancaster Ballroom.
As part of a stunning vintage themed wedding at the Dorchester Hotel previously, Urban Soul Orchestra provided a complete soundtrack to the couple’s special day.Our fantastic female vocalist Roo sang as part of their ceremony, which was followed by the 4 Piece Chill Out Set performing during the drinks reception.For dinner in the Ballroom, the USO 6 Piece Acoustic Ensemble played elegant background music. Once plates were cleared and the dance floor ready, the 1920’s Gatsby style Little Swing Band, featuring celebrity vocalist Stefan Booth, had guests jiving the night away. The USO Little Big Band finished the evening by bringing the room back to the modern day in an unforgettable celebration for the couple.
In December 2014 USO provided the complete musical package for a very special couple at their dream venue, Hengrave Hall.
In order to meet the client brief USO put together a bespoke ensemble which consisted of Violin, Cello, Percussion/DJ and Vocalist.
The 4 Piece performed a Classical Duo for the ceremony, Chill Out Duo for the drinks reception, 3 Piece Little Big Band and DJ/Percussionist for the evening entertainment.This unique format is not only suitable in the UK but also makes USO the leader in providing musical entertainment for International Weddings across the globe.
We cannot say thank you enough to all of USO for making our day such a special day… Everyone was totally blown away by all of your amazing performances (from the church, to the drinks reception and finally to the little big band and DJ in the evening), a very big thank you from us both (and all of our guests!).
Bride & Groom, December 2014.
Urban Soul Orchestra are regularly booked to perform at International Weddings in Morocco due to their unique format in which they are able to accompany each part of the day with the perfect musical backdrop. The most notable visit in 2014 was in April, when USO flew out to be a part of a very special wedding, held at the Beldi Country Club in Marrakech. Our musicians disguised themselves as guests before delighting them with a surprise performance at the signing of the register in true Love Actually style. Our Chill Out Set then played during the drinks reception in this picturesque location.