Wedding planning involves a lot of work like decor, menu selections, venue bookings and trousseau preparations. However, chances are that what people remember the most are the entertainers, be it singers, dancers, DJs, and other performers who elevate the vibe of any function with their talent and showmanship.
Here are some of the best live wedding entertainers with a focus on how they changed the game for a few newly-weds.
One of the most sought after musicians and entertainers for elite Indian weddings, Ameya Dabli is famous for his exclusive wedding music. With a large retinue of background performers, his compositions for the pheras and other rituals comprise of authentic Sanskrit chants and spiritual renditions that are carefully crafted as per the preferences of the bride, groom, and their families. He has worked on more than 400 weddings globally, including those of Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal, Neeti Mohan and Nihar Pandya, the Hiranandani Family, and more.
For Yash Dongre and Benaisha Kharas’s idyllic wedding in serene environs of Mussorie, Ameya enthralled the guests with his enchanting melodies that elevated the beauty of the ceremony!
Starting his career at the young age of 15, Arjun Shah, aka DJ AJ, has shared the stage with some of the most renowned international and national music artists including Maroon5, Coldplay, Enrique Iglesias, The Chainsmokers, John Legend, Arijit Singh, Mika Singh, Nucleya, Shaan, Salim & Sulaiman, Amaal & Armaan Malik, among others.
He has worked for numerous high-profile weddings such as those of Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli, Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal, Shloka Mehta and Akash Ambani, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja, as well Anushree Jasani and Parth Jindal.
For Monali and Rahul’s spectacular wedding in Goa and Mumbai, he had the crowds grooving to his catchy playlist featuring a number of different genres, including hip-hop, Bollywood, techno, EDM, Punjabi bhangra music, and more.
Based out of Bangkok, DJ Ash, or Ashwani Pawa, is one of Thailand’s top Indian DJs for all kinds of events. With the best of Bollywood, Bhangra, Hip Hop/R&B, House, Top 40s, Electro/Dance, Reggae, and Old School, he keeps everyone on the dance floor till the wee hours of dawn. With numerous gigs for the who’s who of Bollywood under his wing, he carefully designs his gigs to suit the vibe and emotions of the event and his audience.
For Monisha and Nikhil’s engagement and mehndi on the Grand Chaophraya river cruise, DJ Ash entertained the guests with his thrilling beats and the wedding brigade danced the night away.
Talent Management Company
Talent Management Company is acclaimed for its cohort of talented artists from diverse fields of entertainment across India and the globe. They believe in customizing every performance to fulfill the needs of each individual event. They boast a wide roster of exclusive artists across segments such as singing, anchoring, acting, illusionists and other special talents.
Abhiruchi Singh, whose song “Dil Shagna Da” has become synonymous with bridal entries, Shivangi Bhayana who has sung for major movies such as ‘Kalank’ and ‘Padmavat,’ and the versatile Rahul Pandey known for his spectacular onstage presence and audience interaction are just a few names that they represent. They work extensively with weddings to offer memorable entertainment experiences.
Conceptualized in 1999, Glowshow Entertainment is the entertainment wing of The Wedding House, a luxury destination wedding management agency. Specializing in international bands, dance troupes and specialty acts, it has grown to be one of the most recognized entertainment houses in India. They have a close association with Bollywood celebs and also exclusively manage unique entertainment groups. For example, Sitara and Nakshatra cast a spell with their soulful classical music during pheras, while Play seamlessly blends classical music with Bollywood beats for sangeets and after-parties, and Falaktronic is perfect for relaxed events with their Bollywood renditions of Sufi and traditional qawwali songs. They strive to make every couple enjoy their wedding in every way possible. From getting the wedding music spot on to innovative couple entries they offer endless options to make your wedding memorable.
A riveting pop-rock band based out of Mumbai, ONEmpire has an international presence, and are famous for their high-octane energy and impressive performances. With Garth D’Mello on keys, Gavin Cason on guitars, Atish Thomas on drums, Loy Henriques on bass, and Zarir Warden on vocals, this band takes the beats to another level and their acts are unforgettable experiences for everyone in the audience. With a light designer as well as a visual and graphic designer on their team, they go beyond just music to create a memorable sensory experience.
For their stunning destination wedding in Jaipur, Anisha and Kabir swapped out a traditional formal reception for a fun after-party where they could mingle with their guests and have a gala time. ONEmpire set the vibe for the event and wowed everyone with their performance.
Bring the magic of the Disco era with a modern twist with DJ Stetson’s spin skills. Famous for incorporating EDM and retro beats in commercial Bollywood songs, he serves up rhythms that are sure to show your guests a night they won’t forget. DJ Stetson honed his innate talent and technical skills at a very young age and has wowed at events of the Bollywood’s best, including Anushka and Virat’s Italian nuptials.
For Nawab Andan Ul Mulk and Nida Farooqi’s star-studded wedding extravaganza at Taj Lands Ends in Mumbai, DJ Stetson had the guests glued to the dance floor all night long with his mix of thumping beats and retro grooves.
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