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Andy and Emily are the perfect musical duo to help you make it a night to remember. Looking for a musical duo to get your party started? Look no further than Andy and Emily!
Whether you're a fan of classic hits from the 60s, 70s, and 80s, or more modern party anthems from the 90s and beyond, Andy and Emily have got you covered. From soulful ballads to high-energy dance tracks, this duo specializes in delivering the perfect mix of music to keep the party going strong. Andy can also perform solo, either acoustically or with a brilliant full sound with backing tracks and guitar playing. Options to suit any budget!
ABI Entertainment Pricing & Costs

Pricing for suppliers

Prices Start at
£360
Maximum price
£1,200
Our costs vary because there are so many varieties of package available! However, part of every booking includes a pre-event consultation so we can understand your exact needs. We will also offer bundle packages if multiple services are required, to save you money overall. Every DJ booking includes up to 6 hours of DJing, and we will provide sound, lights, and any music you require, including that pre event consultation to find out the songs you love and how you want it to go for you and your guests on the day! With over 12 years of hosting experience, Andy can make sure every point of your wedding goes to plan. All singing bookings include your choice of first dance (if required), alongside at least one unique song of your choice per set. Bundling the DJ and singing services together can also save you money!
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ABI Entertainment Details

Disco Lighting
PA System
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Sound Equipment
MC Available
Karaoke
Learn New Songs
Noise Limiter Experience
Take Requests

Type of Performer(s) or Business

Solo Musician
Ensemble / Group
DJ
Children's Entertainer
Disco
Function Band
Solo Singer

Primary Instrument(s)

Guitar
Male Vocals
Female Vocals

Style of Music

Acoustic
Pop / Rock
Rat Pack / Swing
Funk / 70s / Disco
Soul / Motown / RnB
Reception Music
Ceremony Music
Drinks / Cocktails Music
ABI Entertainment Full Description
Hi there! My name is Andy, and I am thrilled to be sharing my passion for music with you. As a singer and DJ, I have been fortunate enough to bring my love for rock, soul, and party classics to audiences all around the world. In addition to my solo work, I am also part of a dynamic musical duo with the talented Emily. Together, we have created a sound that is both unique and unforgettable. We have had the pleasure of performing at weddings, parties, and events of all kinds, and we always bring an energy and enthusiasm that gets everyone up and dancing. One of the things I am most proud of is that I am able to provide affordable entertainment that is still of the highest quality. I believe that everyone should have access to great music, and I work hard to make sure that my services are within reach for a wide range of budgets. Whether you are looking for a DJ to get your party started, or a live singer to add some soulful flair to your wedding ceremony, I am here to help. I bring professionalism, experience, and a true love of music to every performance, and I would be honored to be a part of your special day. Thank you for considering me for your entertainment needs, and I can't wait to work with you soon!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Andy
Hello and welcome! Firstly, congratulations on planning your big day. I'm so thrilled you have clicked on our profile. We love to perform at weddings and bring a special touch to your big day. Having planned my wedding in 2015 I wish there had been a service like this I could have used! If you have any questions at all, please get in touch.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2021
No. of Weddings Hosted
Less than 10
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
2
Reviews
(9)
Julia - Google Review
Wedding: April
April 2023
Thanks again Andy!
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Andy to anyone who is looking for an entertainer - thanks again Andy!
Rosie and Christie, Google Review
Happy couple married in April
April 2023
"We felt 100% secure in booking with him"
Andy is the most efficient, friendly DJ. We gave Andy a playlist and all of our songs were played, he faded the songs brilliantly. Our guests gave us lots of compliments about the DJ. Andy stayed in great communication with us and we felt 100% secure in booking with him. Would highly recommend to anyone and will definitely book Andy again for any other events. Cheers Andy, from Rosie & Christie!
Jon, Google Review
Wedding: March
April 2023
He was absolutely fantastic
He was absolutely fantastic, incredibly professional and most importantly really entertaining. Thank you so much Andy!!
Dane Hanson
Wedding: March
April 2023
Launch Party Entertainment
I contacted Andy very late notice to see if he would attend my new business launch party to provide some children’s entertainment. He squeezed me in last minute and he was amazing. I will be using him for every future event from birthday parties to business entertainment events and if I wasn’t already married I would hire him for my wedding as well.
Response from the supplier
Thanks so much! I really appreciate your review.
Supplier responded
Sarah, Google review
Wedding: December
April 2023
Keep up the good work Andy.
Right from my first conversation with Andy I knew he was the right person for the job. He was friendly, his choice of music was very good, people were saying how good he was. I would use him again and definitely recommend him. Keep up the good work Andy.
Ellie, Google Review
Wedding: December
April 2023
Thank you so much Andy
Andy done such a great job for my sister’s surprise 30th! The music was great and every song I asked for was included. I would 100000% recommend to anyone if they want their special day to be perfect! Thank you so much Andy :) I will defiantly be hiring again in the future!
ABI Entertainment Location & Contact Details

Address

Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England

Travel Notes

We are always happy to travel - just let us know where you're based and we will see if we can accommodate any travel requirements.

Nearest Town

Aylesbury

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M25, J20

Nearest Train Station

Aylesbury

Nearest Airport

Luton

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Frequently Asked Questions
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What is your most memorable wedding?

When we got married to our respective partners!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

High-energy, vibrant, versatile, fun, dynamic

What about your business are you most proud of?

Andy is thrilled to have built up the business completely independently over the last two years. Having worked in entertainment on and off for so many years, it took a big leap to establish the company in 2021, but we are thrilled to have recently reached 50 5* reviews combined between Facebook and Google, for the varied services we offer.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Try and plan early! Finding and deciding on your favourite musicians, caterers, venue etc just makes everything so much easier to plan.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

Andy recently attended a wedding where the tables for the wedding breakfast were all named after towns and cities from works of fiction that the bride and groom enjoyed- a lovely subtle way of signalling their shared interests!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

From the initial enquiry, we will schedule in a phone or Zoom call so that we can establish what your requirements are for the wedding. Once we have had this informal chat, Andy will set up a bespoke quote for you, based on your requirements for the day. We will then send out a form for you to fill in with all the basic information we require in order to set up the date on our calendar, and create a booking agreement. This can be confirmed online, and once this is done, we will send an invoice to make your deposit payment, which will be 30% of the overall booking cost. Deposits are refundable with at least 30 days notice before the event. Closer to the date, we will be in touch again to confirm final details and enquire about your favourite songs and any specific ones you would like us to learn before the event. You'll also receive an invoice to make the final balance payment around a week before the wedding, so that this can all be dealt with before the event and you don't have to worry about anything else on the day! During the event, we will arrive at least an hour before our scheduled start time, in order to get set up.

What makes a romantic first dance?

Anything that means something to the happy couple! Some people enjoy the slow and sweet songs, but Andy recently DJ'd at a wedding where the first dance was "Ain't Nobody" by Chaka Khan. An unusual choice but the couple loved it!

What is your number one floor-filler?

Anything by Abba usually drags everyone to the dance floor. "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!" also goes down well, and at the more recent end of the spectrum, songs like "Sex on Fire" and "Chelsea Dagger" are brilliant.

Which band from the past would you most like to have been part of?

This is a tough question! We love the big stadium bands like Coldplay, Muse, and acts like Elton John, who love to put on a show. That all seems like so much fun!

What is the soundtrack to your life?

At the moment, it's the big rock classics like Mr Brightside and Livin' on a Prayer.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Gift10% off Bridebook bookings until the end of 2023!
Bridebook Special OfferAll bookings, no matter the size or cost, will receive 10% off if booked through Bridebook by the end of 2023.