If you're here then... CONGRATULATIONS on your engagement!
Cal Young Music has helped many happy couples all across Victoria in celebrating their wedding day by adding awesome acoustic music to their ceremony and reception.
You'll find information below on how Cal could be a part of your wedding, and also the most frequently asked questions.
But remember - it's YOUR wedding! Every effort will be made to accomodate the needs for your day.
HAVE WE MET..?
I love to meet with all my couples where possible to make sure we’re a good fit and to ensure I can deliver the most personable performance on your wedding day!
The best place to meet of course is at a public gig of course!
We'll get to have a chat (and a cheeky drink) between sets.
You'll get to hear and see me playing live.
I play one public gig a month on the Surf Coast that you are welcome to pop along to.
(*during wedding season, I'm unable to play as many.)
When it's not possible for you to make it to a gig - that's totally understandable!
The next best thing is to do is:
Have a look at my online reviews
I'm really proud to have played for some beautiful couples. They've also been happy to have me - read all about it!
Check out my videos
These videos are all one take and live. There's no hiding in a studio with re-dubbing - it's raw and honest. What you hear and see is what you get.
HOW DOES HIRING A MUSICIAN WORK AND HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE?
Hopefully quite smoothly and without too extravagant a rider...
Each wedding is different - I've played hundreds of them! If you'd like to find out more and get a cost for your day, please fill out my only enquiry with a few of your details and I'll get back to you with my availability and performance cost.
I'm able to take care of your music from cruisey tunes during pre ceremony guest arrivals to closing the night with a dance floor filling banger while in DJ mode.
Canape / Cocktail Hour
Late Night Dance Floor DJ Set
Helping to set the mood while your family and friends arrive.Pre ceremony set.
Aisle Walk/Entrance song.
A song or two while you sign and make it all official.
Early arrival & set up and use of my professional QSC P.A system.
3 x 45 minute sets.
Background music between sets.
Working closely with your MC for smooth running of the night.
Wired mics for speeches.
Professional DJ Services
I ask my couples to send me a list of 20 of their favourite dance-able songs to mix in with my proven playlist (full of bangers old and new!)
Lighting effects available on request
DJ Bangers until 11:00pm - if you'd like to party later, let's talk!
WHAT DO YOU NEED ON THE DAY?
All I need is a small flat area undercover with access to a power point. If you're planning an outdoor/beach/forrest ceremony, let me know and I will bring along a second battery powered system. Don't forget to have a plan B in case of wet weather!
CAN WE USE YOUR P.A SYSTEM FOR SPEECHES?
Yes of course. I will provide you with a wired mic (included as standard) for your MC and provide a quick tutorial on how to speak into them (there's a knack!). If you require a wireless microphone, this can be added in as an extra for you.
CAN WE PICK THE BACKGROUND MUSIC BETWEEN YOUR SETS?
Sure thing – if you send me a Spotify playlist link, I’ll have them downloaded for you on the day.
CAN YOU MOVE YOUR SET UP ON THE DAY?
Absolutely. My all day package includes setting up in two locations --- at your ceremony and reception. If you require a third location, I will bring a second P.A system to ensure a smooth transition between areas and minimal musical downtime.
WHAT TIME WILL YOU START PLAYING?
I’m the most flexible part of your day – once you’ve got your run sheet of the night we can discuss the timing of my sets. A nice guide is to check the time of sunset on the date of your wedding as this will be the best time for the two of you to get photos – during this time I can play a relaxed acoustic set as your guests mingle. We’ll build up to more danceable songs into the later hours
MY UNCLE JIM IS A GREAT GUITARIST AND WANTS TO PLAY US A SONG ON THE DAY - CAN HE?
Absolutely! Remember this is YOUR wedding The only thing that HAS to happen is having the celebrant saying something along the lines of ‘I am duly authorised by law to solemnise marriages...”. If Uncle Jim could give me a call on 04 3938 1987 or email me at we’ll be able to organise this for you.
THIS ALL SOUNDS GREAT - CAN WE LOCK IN YOUR DATE?
We can lock in your day - please fill out the enquiry form and we'll be able to talk about a price to add live music to your wedding day.