Gerry has been performing and co-ordinating music and sound at weddings for 20 years. He knows what is involved in organising and producing a successful days celebration, and takes care of all aspects of the sound production for your big day.

Wedding Music Services

With the experience I have, I deal with all aspects of the sound production for the whole day.
I find this takes all the pressure away from the bridal party and the guests, and the atmosphere of the day flows seamlessly into the wee small hours.

I can’t thank you enough for all the help you gave us with the day. Writing this and thinking back you took so much stress out of the day for me and I’m very grateful for that. Thanks again!


Gerry and Sean came to our house and played for my 60th birthday. They are very easy and professional to deal with. They played a number of quieter ballads to begin with and after an hour had everyone on their feet dancing making for a great party. Their music was enjoyed by all and we would have them back anytime.

Paul Borich

We were blown away with your performance and our guests were too. You are all a talented bunch and were really pleasant and easy with organising the logistics etc. Thank you so much for everything.

Cat & Jamie

Thank you so much for travelling all the way to the beautiful Hokianga. You guys made our Wedding the liveliest and happiest of days. Such a tight band of fantastic musicians. Thanks again, we hope to pop down to Father Ted’s some evening.

Aileen and Paul

The Grail were darlings! Great and easy to deal with and such wonderful musicians! The crowd loved them and we will definitely try and have them back if we can.

Rugby World Cup Events Team
The Cloud Fanzone RWC 2011

We hired The Celtic Connection for a family birthday celebration and cannot recommend them highly enough. Fantastic sounds to entertain our guests. Professional, prompt and easy to deal with. Our two year old son and our 86 year old grandmother was dancing away. This music was a hit with everyone! Many thanks.

Alan Froggatt

International Hobbit Day 2019 was a huge success! A huge thanks again to yourself, Marika and Chabb, you guys absolutely rocked that Marquee. Thanks again Gerry!

Ellis Paterson
Function & Event Coordinator - Hobbiton™ Movie Set

The Celtic Connection played at our housewarming last night. They were fantastic, interactive and versatile. Although the rain was pouring down , they helped make a great night. Highly recommended for anyone’s function.

Naomi Singer

Sound Production

Miking up the ceremony, music at the reception, miking up the after-dinner wedding speeches, the all important 'first dance', the band's live performance in the evening, then DJ-ing until the wee small hours, this is all part of making the day flow smoothly and seamlessly.

Wedding Ceremony

Wedding Ceremony

We are available to perform acoustically at the wedding ceremony as required.
From heralding the arrival of the bride, walking down the aisle, to performing a beautiful instrumental piece as the bridal couple sign the registry.
I can mike up the wedding ceremony, and also bring in whatever musicians are required. I have very experienced harp players and bagpipers etc who I can call on.

Wedding Reception

Wedding Reception

Early in the evening, as the guests arrive at the reception and mingle and chat, I can DJ some fitting background music if required, through the PA system. Some slow classical music played quietly adds a wonderful atmosphere to the late afternoon proceedings, as guests mingle and share their first drinks, though some swing or soul music or mambo styles are also very classy. You can also send me your playlists.

After-Dinner Speeches

After-Dinner Speeches

I have a couple of wireless microphones which are easy to pass around, to enable all the speeches to be clearly heard. I can also digitally record the reception speeches. This has proved very popular. The after-dinner speeches are a highlight of the day, as guests and family have written anecdotes, chosen special words, recited poems and shared happy and poignant memories with all those present.

The First Dance

The First Dance

After the speeches, the 'First Dance' is the next musical milestone of the day.
If the Bride and Groom are happy to pick a song from our setlist, then we are more than happy to play it live. Or if the bridal party have a specific piece of music in mind, we can plug any i-pad or device through our PA system.

After-Dinner Celebration

After-Dinner Celebration

The musicians live performance is 3 hours, consisting of 3 x 50minute sets. With our experience, we're pretty good at reading the crowd, and working out what the audience responds to. During our 10 minute breaks we will DJ a bit of background music to keep the evening flowing seamlessly. We provide a full PA system and lighting equipment.

After Live Performance

After Live Performance

After the live performance, I can DJ for an hour or so, to keep the party going - whatever is required of the evening.

Hire Us For Your Wedding

Live music for all occasions.
Solo, duo or full band performances.
Event organisation and entertainment.