Looking for wedding music Melbourne? It’s all about the party with Craig Francis Music!

Looking for: Dancing Queens, Good Times, Air-Guitars, Disco Fevers, Daggy-Dancing, The Robot, and Moonwalking…

Provided: Great Live Music.

How do I get started?

Get in contact to check our availability and we can chat through what you would like and what works for your night and venue. We’ll sort the entertainment for your reception and all your live wedding music Melbourne.

I have no idea what band size I should be booking!  What do you recommend?

We can design your entertainment based on your budget, venue size and any other specific needs. We play as an 8-piece band with male and female lead vocals and horns in the premium package. Our most booked packages are the 7 & 8 piece setups so it’s always LIVE and always fun!

What will Craig Francis Music wear to my wedding?

We can tailor our look for your special day. We roll out in boutique formal dress as our standard attire and we can adjust from there by going Black Tie or Smart Casual. Included as part of your booking is our pre-reception meeting approximately 1 month before the big day where we can confirm your needs.

Can you play cultural / traditional music for my relatives?

We play music for the Hora, the Tarantella and Kolo LIVE. This ensures you get a rockin dance floor with all the party hits you love as well as music for your relatives who have often travelled very far to share this night with you. We work with you and your venue to make sure you get exactly what you want. Contact us now so we can customise something for you.

Can you play at our engagement party?

Definitely, and if you book us for your wedding music in Melbourne (and all over Victoria) as well, we can do something a little extra special for you on pricing too!

Do you offer MC and DJ Services?

Yes, DJ services are included in all live band packages and MC services can be added for a small fee, so there’s no need to ask a family member or friend to help you out if they’re not confident. Our professional DJ and MC services keep the party moving during formalities and in the short band breaks when the dance floor is jumping, so you can let all your guests relax and enjoy the night! If you do have someone that can do this for you, we will work with them on the night and they are most welcome to use our wireless microphone. A good place to start is to contact us and chat about what you have in mind.

Can we use your wireless microphone for speeches?

Yes, no problem at all. Normally venues have their own setup and it may be best to use theirs, but we can work this out with you and the venue to make sure we have you covered.

I’ve heard other bands use roster systems and karaoke style backing tracks.  Do you do this?

No, we believe in great music with great musicians who play together all the time. We are well rehearsed, tight, and often showcase 3- and 4-part vocal harmonies. We are a professional and tight-knit group of musicians and we love playing wedding music in Melbourne as a wedding band! You also get to preference your choice of band leaders and as we play together in both the Melbourne corporate and wedding scenes, you can rest assured in the unlikely event of an emergency or illness, we’ve got you covered.

How long will the band be playing at my wedding?

Our packages include up to 5 1/2 hours attendance featuring multiple sets of live music, and background music all controlled through our sound system. Set times can be adjusted to fit in with your running sheet and formalities. We think great wedding bands must be flexible to keep the party going. We work to accommodate you and the formalities on the night.

How long does the band take to get set up?

It takes us approximately 60 – 90 mins (just prior to the reception) to fully set up and sound-check the band. This is included in your booking and we work with your venue to ensure this does not interfere with your event.

Can you learn our bridal dance?

Yes, we often play a bridal waltz or a special dance. Having your wedding band perform your bridal waltz is all part of the fun of hiring a specialist wedding band. Contact us and let us know what you have in mind. We’ll be in touch within 24 hours to discuss it with you.

What songs will the band play at my wedding?  Can I choose the music?

Absolutely! You can see a list of some of our favourites on the Hear us/See Us page (there is a larger list available by email) and we pride ourselves on our versatility as a wedding band. If there are a couple of songs you want that we don’t have listed we can learn them especially for you. We work with you to ensure you get a tailored night of music that you and all your guests will enjoy.

Can I have a String Section at my Ceremony?

The Craig Francis Music crew also retains one of Melbourne’s best string quartets and we can easily add them to our entertainment packages. They can also be booked separately.

Do you travel to regional locations?

We travel anywhere. Contact us and we’ll work out what is involved.

Does Craig Francis Music perform at other types of events like corporate functions and Birthdays?

Absolutely! We can design your perfect live entertainment based on your budget, function size and any other specific needs. Drop us a line and we’ll figure out what works best for you!


Craig Francis Music is ready to create the night and the party that everyone will remember at your reception. Craig Francis Music is the Live wedding music Melbourne is dancing with.

Live. Tailored. Melbourne. YOU.


Just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know how thrilled we were with you and your band for our wedding. I can honestly say you did an absolutely FANTASTIC job! You got everyone up and dancing and every guest I have spoken to since the wedding has commented on how great the band was, a couple even commented that you were the best wedding band they have ever seen! I have also recommended you a couple of times to friends who are getting married. What I was particularly impressed about was the fact that you learnt a couple of songs at our request. You were also fantastic in the solo acoustic performance during the wedding ceremony. We were very happy also with the professionalism. All in all fantastic! Please pass on our many thanks.
Tarryn & Robert B
We both wanted to say a huge thank you to you, and the rest of the band for Saturday night. Everybody was talking about how good you guys were, even a couple of the staff that worked at Heritage asked me about you yesterday and said they had not heard a band that good in that room in a long time. You guys are fantastic at what you do, you’re very professional but at the same time so friendly and approachable. We will definitely be recommending the band for anyone looking for one in the future. Thanks again for sharing our day with us and making it even more enjoyable
Danielle & Andrew M
What an amazing night we had!! Thank you for our brilliant walking down the aisle song – when I heard that It took my breath away! Thank you for making everyone get off their seats! Your music selection and MC skills made the night complete!! Thanks again!! A+++++
Chris & Emma J
Fantastic Band for a wedding 🙂 We had Craig Francis Music for our band and MC. They had the dance floor full for the entire evening. We have had so many comments from guests about how good the music was. They were also fantastic to deal with in the lead up to the day.
Jemma M
Superb! The 4-piece band played an awesome mix of tunes which had our guests up and dancing from the first song. We cannot recommend them highly enough! Professional and highly talented! Fantastic! The band was simply AMAZING we had such a blast and the dance floor was going off! Thanks heaps xx
Andrew & Lauren
Craig Francis Music was the absolute perfect band! They kept in touch the whole planning period and we where all blown away on the night. Nothing but compliments from guests on how great the band was! They even learnt some special songs just for us. Thanks guys!
David & Tia
You are by far the best live band we have come across. We would like to sincerely thank you for all the effort you put into making our wedding AMAZING! Our guests had a great time dancing the night away. You had everyone out of their seats.
Erin & Adam
Please pass on a massive thank you from us to the Band for doing such a fantastic job entertaining at our wedding reception (October 26th 2013)! We both appreciate the time and effort you guys took to learn our songs; we loved your rendition of Temper Trap’s Sweet Disposition it sounded absolutely amazing live. So many of our guests commented on the fantastic vibe you guys created, Laura’s amazing voice and the fact you managed to play so many of their requests. Not only that but you managed to keep the dance floor full for most of the night. We all had such a great time, I think Uncle Gary’s knees are still recovering from the Acca Dacca at the end of the night! Thanks again!
Siobhan & Ben
Woah! These guys were great! Craig was on the ball from the get go, leading up to the wedding was great on communication and suggestions for the evening. Was such a ease to work with and arrange the night around what suited us. All our guests commented on how fantastic the band was and as the bride they had me dancing all night which is exactly how I wanted it! Thanks to Craig and the band for everything! Was a fantastic evening full of awesome music!
Tania & Simon
The band was awesome!!!! There was lots of people dancing the whole night! The band were flexible with amending their set list to allow for a friend to perform with bagpipes (twice!) and also have Mike’s daughter sing with the band. The function manager at All Smiles in Sorrento was amazed by the band and how fantastic you all were. So many guests at our wedding commented on how fabulous Laura was when she mingled with the crowd whilst performing. Craig was an awesome MC and didn’t make us feel rushed and kept the party going. Guests have been raving about the band and we have friends who are getting married and have asked for your details because people are still talking!! We can’t speak highly enough of you all!!
Rachelle & Mike
Thank you for a wonderful evening!!! Jase and I had a fantastic time and the songs were brilliant!!!! Hope you had good time playing at our wedding
Elaine & Jason
Craig kept the whole crowd dancing all night – and there is no bigger compliment than that! A few weeks on I am still getting asked who that amazing band was!
Sarah & Ben
Thank you so much!!!! You guys are sensational. By far the best wedding band we have ever seen! I have never heard such great covers of Metallica, AC/DC, GnR, The Darkness (best entrance song ever) and all the way to Michael Buble. You blew our crowd away. Everyone was up on the dance floor having a jam, even our three 80+ grandparents. Freya was rocking away in her high chair. Was amazing, everyone had such a great time and we got some many great comments on the band. In our books in was the best decision we made to get you in. Please feel free to use us as a reference in the future. We cannot recommend you highly enough.
Justin & Tanya
To the best wedding band in the Greater Metropolitan Melbourne Area. Kudos to Craig, Martika and the band for delivering yet another outstanding performance during our wedding at Truffleduck Geelong. From the ceremony throughout the reception you had everyone wanting more. Well done on being so talented.
Mark & Kat D.
Craig and his band were absolutely great, their choice of songs had everybody dancing. Craig took care of all the details and made sure our night was a great success.
Matthew J.
Craig was really good. He had a great singer with him and he was very entertaining. We had a great experience and everyone loved him.
John & Leanne W.
What a mind-blowing band! We organized our wedding from overseas and Craig was responsive via email, and did a great job MCing the night. I loved walking down the aisle to a live duo, and the guys learned our first dance song to boot. We danced all night; thanks guys!
Alison K.
Craig and the team were AMAZING! They really made the night the fun loving party it was. The mc'ing was perfect, song choices were perfect and they even managed to get a room of 260 to be quiet during the speeches... incredible. Everyone raved them.. my brother even said your cover of Shake It Off was better than Tay Tay!!! 😉
Ashley A.