We have provided live music & DJs for hundreds of weddings & events,
from small quirky venues with less than 30 people
to the most luxurious hotels in the North East.
Our customers prefer us as we are reliable, professional and great at finding the perfect musician.
If you've not booked a musician before (who has?!), then we suggest you read our blog 'How To Book A Wedding Singer', which has all the basics of what to expect and how the process works.
Callum Was Great
Thanks for Saturday. Callum was great – everyone enjoyed him. Great feed back😊. Thank you again jo x
Bruce, I can’t thank you enough…
Bruce, I can’t thank you enough. All the music has been lovely and you’ve made my birthday so special.
Absolutely amazing singer…
Kimberley is an absolutely amazing singer and first class personality. Customers begging to have her back again already!
We would just like to say that the DJ you sent on New Year’s Day was absolutely brilliant. His equipment was amazing and everyone really enjoyed the night. We would love to have him back. Hope you can send our thanks to him for that night.
What an absolute belter..
I just wanted to say thank you for Kimberley yesterday. What an absolute belter she was and her craic was fantastic, even though after xmas it was a very quiet night.
We would love to book her again.
Will Definitely Book You Again
Hi Bruce. Thank you for the disco. Everyone commented on how good you were – we will definitely book you again.
Couldn’t recommend Need Music Agency enough
We have worked with Bruce since 2018. Need Music have supplied us with many acts for our events and every performer booked has been a pleasure to work with. Professional, reliable and always great to work with. Couldn’t recommend Need Music Agency enough.
Highly recommended for anyone
Absolutely brilliant DJ provided for our wedding. All of the music was a perfect combination of requests and the style we asked for. Highly recommended for anyone.
Bruce offered great advice and found us a singer to match our likes . Stephen was amazing such a wide range of music and a great talent himself , 5 stars!
It Was Perfect!
Hi Bruce, thanks again for sorting us out with a PA system in our hour of need. It was perfect!
Everyone Enjoyed The Music
Thanks Bruce for a memorable night on 12/10/19. Everyone enjoyed the music, 🎼🎤👍
We Would Highly Recommned
Bruce from Need Music Agency provided a excellent service for our wedding in October 2019, we would highly recommend him, great music selection!
Very Reasonable On Price
Bruce did a brilliant job at our wedding – and was very reasonable on price. Highly recommend
Amazing service for a very last minute booking. Bruce so helpful in providing the technical support too. Thank you 😊
We would highly recommend you to everyone we know
Bruce we want to thank you so much, you did everything we asked for we would highly recommend you to everyone we know. thank you so much. 5 stars .. if your looking for a wedding party dj or any party Bruce is the one you want xxx
I would highly recommend her!
Aimee sang at our wedding, keeping our guests entertained for hours during our photos and at other points during the day. Amazing voice and guitarist and I would highly recommend her! Thank you for adding to our special day. x
Bruce Ensured we got exactly what we were looking for..
We contacted Bruce looking for a singer for our wedding. Right from the start Bruce was friendly and chatty and ensured we got exactly what we were looking for. We booked Sam Rae and are so
pleased with what we got. Sam even learnt a new song for us on his guitar and sang it for our first dance. All of our guests commented on how good Sam was and how lovely his voice was. Sam sets such a chilled tone and that’s exactly what we wanted. Thank you
Sam and Bruce for making our wedding day magical. Lots of love The Emersons 09.09.19
The band absolutely smashed it
I was recommended Need Music Agency through a friend for my wedding. And wow I’m so glad you got me The Crazy Knights band. They were amazing and they even stayed on for longer on the last set. I think they must have been enjoying it just as much as us and our guests did.
I hope to see them again in the future they absolutely smashed it.
Thank you Bruce
Could not praise the DJ enough!!
Booked DJ Ged for a 50th party and it was brilliant. Could not praise the DJ enough!!
Thank you so much Need Music
We had DJ Carl for our wedding on 10th August and we were so happy with the service provided 😁 Thank you so much Need Music. Bruce was so helpful in the preparations we can not thank you enough. Louise and Gaz xx
Kieran provided fantastic entertainment
Hi Bruce. The party was great and Kieran provided fantastic entertainment. Best wishes.
The music was perfect
Hi. Please could you just let Charlotte and Harry know how great I thought they were on the day! The music was perfect and all the guests commented on how lovely it was. Thanks again.
Could not recommend highly enough!
Bruce from Need Music provided sound tech services at our wedding in August 2019 and did an absolutely stellar job. Despite a last minute venue change due to floods, to a venue with pretty challenging acoustics, Bruce managed to get an incredible sound out of the 7 piece band – many guests commented on how awesome the sound was. Could not recommend highly enough!
Easy to deal with…
Bruce DJed our wedding in Aug 19 at the Boiler Shop and really added to the party vibes! Easy to deal with, and worked with our selections and vibe we wanted. Thanks Bruce!
10 out of 10 from us!
For our annual street party event raising money for Cancer Research we had the pleasure of this fantastic company’s entertainment, who kept the party going with his variety of music which kept everyone singing and dancing. I would definitely recommend this company for any party… thank you so much 10 out of 10 from us.
Total life saver!
I needed a singer very last minute (for the next day) and one of my friends recommended using Need Music Agency. Bruce was on holiday at the time and took the time to reply straight away with some options, total life saver!!! We booked Jack for the following day to play at a corporate BBQ, He was brilliant and has such a great track list. Very impressed and will def use you again when the time comes. Thank you!!
Absolutely amazing and a really lovely guy!
Dave Red entertained everyone at our 30th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday night. He was absolutely amazing as well as being a really lovely guy.
We would definitely hire him again. Thank you Bruce for arranging it for us!
I couldn’t recommend Aimee highly enough!
Aimee sang at our wedding at the end of June 2019, I couldn’t recommend her highly enough! I searched and searched for a singer and found it very hard to find one that I loved, she has a beautiful voice sang our aisle song perfectly! She made the whole process so easy and was very professional the day itself, our guests where all raving about her!
Absolutely amazing from start to finish
Would definitely recommend Need music. We had Aimee sing for my wedding in May, she was absolutely amazing from start to finish. Thank you!
Can’t recommend Need Music highly enough
We booked Aimee Lambert through Need Music to sing at our wedding and she was incredible. Also, Bruce was a pleasure to deal with, friendly, helpful and responded quickly to any queries we had.
Everything has been outstanding and professional
Very happy with the DJ provided by Need Music for a family party to celebrate my husband and my 60th plus my nephew’s 30th birthday. From the first contact with Bruce everything has been outstanding and professional. Bruce answered all questions and was extremely helpful. Chris our DJ was amazing and had everyone dancing all night. So many guests informed us how much they loved the music. I would not hesitate to recommend Need Music outstanding in every way.
Can’t wait to see them again!
Saw Quirky Chords at the Travellers Rest on Saturday 8th of June. They were great. Highly recommended for any gig. Can’t wait to see them again!
I will definitely book them again!
They were fantastic, beautiful voices – I will definitely book them again!
The acts were all perfect!
Thank you for your patience in setting up the music for Tynemouth Food Festival. The acts were all perfect for the event and really contributed to the atmosphere!
She really got our music vibe!
Ash DJ’d our engagement party at The Head of Steam Newcastle Quayside on 23rd Feb this year. We were so thrilled with the music and felt like she really got our music vibe even though we had only met that evening! We also had some great feedback from guests about the music, so we wondered if you’d be able to provide us with a quote for our wedding!
We would love to have them perform here again!
I’d just like to say a MASSIVE thank you to Need Music who made our Rum Tasting Event complete with the sounds of Holly’s Steel Pan Band. It went down a treat and what a great bunch of girls! We would love to have them perform here again, we all had a great time!
Thank you for making our wedding day so amazing and special!
“Thank you Aimee for making our wedding day so amazing and special! You are an amazingly talented singer and I have not stopped hearing how much everyone enjoyed listening to you. I am so glad I got the chance to have you sing our first dance as it really did make it that bit more special.
Thank you so much again!”
Thanks for helping us out
Thanks for helping us out Bruce, we are very happy with your work from the first email through to today. Thank you!
Kirsty was excellent!
Kirsty was excellent, I look forward to booking her again.
I will be recommending you to everyone!
The service was so good I contacted Bruce last minute and he got everything sorted for me, it was so easy I will be using them again. A big thank you and I will be recommending you to everyone!
They were incredible!
“These two lovely people performed at our wedding and they were incredible! So easy to work with, 100% flexible and professional. I could not imagine having anyone else who could have made our day as special. Highly recommended.”
Fabulous people… can’t wait to see them perform again!
“I met this couple when they appeared in our local pub and they sang at our wedding reception in January. Alisha even learnt a couple of my favourite songs to sing on the night. A fabulous couple of people, I cannot wait to see them perform again!”
Everything we could have hoped for!
Can’t thank Need Music Agency and Bruce enough for all their help in finding a DJ for our wedding reception.
Bruce was so helpful throughout the whole process, happy to answer any questions we threw his way.
Rob was a perfect choice, exactly what we wanted for our evening reception. He was everything we could have hoped for and his dancing was the cherry on the cake!
Would definitely recommend!
“He made sure my party went with a swing!”
Lee was brilliant and everyone who came to my party commented on how lovely it was to have live music, how good he was and asked me where I had found him.
He was very reassuring from his first introductory email and very eager to make sure he played the music I wanted and that he fitted in with the schedule. I would definitely book Lee again. He made sure my party went with a swing. I would not hesitate to recommend him to my friends.
“A lovely guy and fantastic musician”
Lee was absolutely fantastic. A lovely guy and fantastic musician. Very personable, happy to chat with guests when they bothered him, nice and smiley and just played absolutely the right sort of music for the occasion. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him!
“We highly recommend Lee… He is a star!”
Lee was incredible! Absolutely spot on! He made the evening a truly successful event. Fantastic performance with a high standard professional attitude/presentation.
We highly recommend Lee for any occasion. He is a star!
“Absolutely perfect… a delight for us and our guests.”
Everyone at the wedding was really impressed with Lee’s piano playing. The background music that Lee played was absolutely perfect in what was a perfect day in all. Lee gave us a choice of music before the wedding, and it was played absolutely beautifully. You can tell that Lee really loves what he does, and I know I shouldn’t be saying it, but I’m sure Lee played a lot longer then the 90mins we requested, which was a delight for us and our guests. Thank you Lee, we would thoroughly recommend Lee to anyone else!
They were absolutely amazing!
Patrick and Kieran were absolutely amazing at my Mam’s birthday party, and we had loads of positive comments about the music!
Gets everyone singing!
Great voice and gets everyone singing!
I would recommend Phil ten times over!
“I wanted to say how fantastic Phil Short was playing at our wedding. We had a small
gathering in our garden and wanted some bespoke back ground music. Phil was perfect,
he played songs we picked and learnt a couple of tunes for us too. He has a lovely voice
and is an accomplished guitarist. I would recommend Phil ten times over!”
A joyous concert with lots of interaction and great choice of repertoire!
This was a joyous concert with lots of interaction and great choice of repertoire from rock’n’roll to the present day, which worked very well for the audience. They took the trouble to check who they would be performing to in advance and chose a very appropriate set. They kept the concert moving along swiftly and there was time for banter with some of the audience who were obviously engaged in the performance. Including several medleys allowed you to include a lot of songs, so kept lots of moments of recognition coming. Using PA may not be appropriate in all settings but it worked well in this room, and perhaps, along with your dressed up appearance, helped give the sense of occasion. We talked at the end about Dee leading some clapping actions – which only didn’t happen due to a broken mic stand and you would normally do this. You learned everyone’s names which was impressive! Feedback from the audience and staff was very positive. Thank you for an entertaining afternoon!
Bloomfield Duo were simply excellent!
The Bloomfield Duo were simply excellent! Hired them to perform in a small marquee for my Mum’s 75th birthday. Despite the pouring rain and enduring the cold of the Northumbrian summer, Paul and Dee did us proud. They put together a fantastic and varied set to take into account the different age groups and everyone loved it. They had us all singing and dancing too! Prior to the event they had asked me for any specific songs that my family would like and then performed them, which was brilliant! They even learned a special song for my wife and I, very much appreciated and Christy Moore would be impressed! Their banter and general chat with the audience was funny and got us all going. Every one of my family and guests commented how great they thought Paul and Dee were. The sound quality was perfect and Dee’s singing and Paul’s guitar playing were spot on! I would have no hesitation on booking them again. So why not book them, you’ll love them. They are two wonderful people too! Thanks for making my Mum’s 75th Birthday an evening to remember, she has not stopped talking about it, best day of her life, she said! Thanks Dee and Paul, hope to see you again and thanks for “the reel in the flickering light”!
A marvellous night for us all to remember!
Our guests really enjoyed the songs of Paul & Dee. They had a great rapport with their audience, and created a relaxed and fun atmosphere with their songs. We found them to be totally professional when we made enquiries and arranged the booking, and punctual and organised when they arrived on the night. Our thanks to them both for providing a marvellous night for us all to remember!
She was brilliant!
“Amy sang for a couple of hours at my party in El Paso, Jesmond – she was brilliant! Highly recommend her!”
Absolutely amazing, everyone was up dancing!
Thank you so much for performing at my husbands 30th you guys were absolutely amazing! Everyone was up dancing and has complimented on how fantastic the live music was. Highly recommend this lovely and very talented duo.
Bruce was very accommodating and professional…
Having been to several gigs run by Need Music over the years and attended parties where they have DJ’d, we booked them to DJ our engagement party last night. As expected the music was excellent and had everyone up dancing, Bruce was very accommodating and professional as always.
Couldn’t recommend Need Music Agency enough
“They accepted a job with 4 days notice, and quite frankly my fundraiser wouldn’t have happened without them! Highly recommended and can’t wait to work with them again!”
Aimee was absolutely amazing at our wedding
Aimee learned our wedding song acoustic, we thought it might me difficult but it was so natural and made walking down the aisle so much easier. Aimee then played at our cocktail hour, loads of our guests commented on how amazing she was. Thank you so much, you really did make our ceremony and cocktail hour so much more personalised!”
Absolutely blew the crowd away
Big thanks to Mary Singer for stepping up. absolutely blew the crowd away on Sunday.
I’ll definitely be booking him again!
Had Conor play at The The New Sundial for me last night and he was fantastic. I’ll definitely be booking him again!
Patrick was a huge hit…
The music was suitable for everyone form the youngest to the oldest – at one point I looked around and everyone’s singing along!Everyone was talking about how good it was.
DJ played everything we wanted!
Yeah we had great night thanks Bruce. The DJ (Matty) played everything we wanted to hear. Thanks again for sorting at such short notice.
All the guests loved him…
Would completely recommend using Need Music to provide music for your event. Bruce was super helpful and knew exactly which one of his acts would be suitable for the party I was arranging. Cannot sing Kieran’s praises high enough – he was fantastic. Really good range of and he had planned the set according to the type of music I had discussed with Bruce. All the guests loved him and he was also very accommodating with our high jinks microphone stealing antics! Thank you so much to both of you! x
We had Kieran sing at our wedding and he was fab!
All the guests loved him and he made the afternoon. He has a great voice and really good song choices.Thank you Kieran!!!!
They help out in any way they can
Amazing service as always from need music ran by Bruce, they help out in any way they can. They have a range of styles and cater to everyone’s needs and requests. everyone is always up dancing and having the best time. Thank you”
Thanks so much for your help!
Hi Bruce, it went really well. Thanks so much for your help!
(Cameron James performance)
We’d have him (Paul Tabor) play every week!
Hello, the DJ was absolutely amazing
Hello, the DJ was absolutely amazing thank you for sorting him! Someone else has asked for booking details…
I saw these guys performing at the Travs in Sunniside on 8th June and was totally impressed along with very appreciative audience who gave the best of order, the like of which I’ve not witnessed in a pub for a long time. With Zoe’s vocal and Ken’s perfectionist guitar accompanying they had the perfect blend for a laid back couple of sets that would suit any bar/bistro/restaurant. Popular songs through the decades through to modern classics, Quirky Chords has got it covered. Book them while you can before everyone finds this little gem of a duo and fills their diary. Thanks again!
He was absolutely brilliant!
We were so so pleased with Joe Reeve (sax) – he was absolutely brilliant.
I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Need Music
‘I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Need Music throughout this past season. They were great at accommodating last minute requests and offered us a wide range of artists (Aimee Lambert, Kieran Taylor & Kirsty Forster Duo) who were perfectly placed to our hospitality environment.’
Professional and the quality of music has been great
Used Need Music a variety of times over the past year and has provided excellent service and acts. Bruce is friendly, organised and even committed to attending the first few sessions to make sure everything went right. Fast response and has helped me out over a busy festive period when most other agencies couldn’t provide an act. I’ve used acoustic performers and saxophonists, all of which have been professional and the quality of music has been great. Would highly recommend for any business looking to put on some live music or music entertainment in the North East!
Hugely popular and sang a great variety of songs
We used Need Music as entertainment for Rothbury Food and Craft Festival; our crowds were entertained by Patrick and Kieran who were hugely popular and sang a great variety of songs which suited everyone. Some even brought back memories. Thank you Bruce for introducing us to Kieran and Patrick.
They were so helpful, excellent service & such a fantastic variety of talented singers
I used Need Music to find an acoustic singer for my engagement party and I have to say they are brilliant. They were so helpful, excellent service & such a fantastic variety of talented singers/musicians so much so that I found it really hard to choose. In the end we chose Harry Smethurst and he was amazing, everyone commented on how fantastic he was & asked how we booked him etc. Will defo be recommending Need Music & Harry, thanks for such a brilliant night!
He was absolutely perfect for the event
“I just wanted to say thank you so much for recommending Connor for our events this week. He was absolutely perfect for the event, so talented and such a lovely guy! We had so many people commenting about him and wanting his details.”
Would highly recomend for that special night
“Bruce organised my entertainment for my 70th party. Great night – would highly recomend for that special night if you have one coming up.”
(Kieran Taylor performed)
Would gladly recommend to anyone
DJ Nathan was fab last night
“Hey Bruce…DJ Nathan was fab last night. From start to finish everything was really easy to sort out and DJ was brilliant- catered musically for everyone and just made the night! Please say a big thank you to him and also big thanks to you gor sorting it out x”
I would certainly recommend their services
“Need Music offers great live music, packed with original and fresh local talent. I would certainly recommend their services.”
Everyone had an amazing time!
“Just wanted to drop you an email to say thanks so much for providing the music on Saturday. Everyone had an amazing time! We’ve had so many great comments about the live music.”
Jake was amazing
“It was a fab night. Jake was amazing and made it even more special for us.”
We had a lovely day, thanks!
Dave Red (musician) was great. We had a lovely day, thanks!”
People will be talking about it for years to come!
“DJ Bruce was exactly what we were looking for for our wedding party, he focussed on the music we love, yet he read the crowd perfectly to pack the dance floor and help us create the most brilliant memories. People will be talking about it for years to come!”
We just wanted to say a huge thank you
“Hi Bruce. We just wanted to say a huge thank you to the guitarists and the DJ who were at our wedding. They were all great, particularly the DJ who joined in and was part of the guests by the end of the night!”
Matty and Aimee were great and brought a great atmosphere to the event.
“Just a quick message to say thank you very much for all your help last week. Matty and Aimee were great and brought a great atmosphere to the event.”