Weddings and Functions

      

Tim Specialises in Weddings and is a highly awarded Wedding Singer.
Rated in Australia’s Top 5 Wedding Bands in 2015
No. 2 in Australia for Ceremony Music in 2015.
Played weddings internationally in Austria & Switzerland.

Also a specialist in Private and Corporate functions.
Highlights include the Wedding of America’s Cup Celebrity Russell Coutts in 1998 and being flown to NYC for a 40th Birthday Function in 2013

Corporate Clients include:

NZ Rugby Union
Waikato University
Greenpeace NZ
Westpac NZANZ

Sea FM & 2GO Radio
Geist Caravans
Au Red Cross
NSW Teachers Credit Union
Toyota

Au Red Cross
McDonalds
Red Rooster
Aporto
AHG NSW

More on Weddings…

Research proves 81% of wedding guests say the thing they remember most about a wedding is the entertainment.[/info]

According to a recent survey, most people are looking for affordable wedding entertainment which allows them to:

a) have input into which songs are played … and
b) guarantees their friends and family or corportate clients have an amazing time.

And that’s why you shouldn’t do anything until you see Tim Pringle’s live clips and song list. Tim is the rare kind of professional singer who can make the difference between your guests having a so-so time or one to crack open the champagne for.

He’s flexible, adaptable and caters to both young and old without being too wedding-ish or relying on cheesy wedding songs.

That’s why he’s often called upon to travel everywhere from New York City rooftop bars,
Austrian Mountain resorts, Castles in Switzerland, Bars in Budapest, Queensland Island Resorts to Star City Casino.

But the good news is Tim is based in NSW right between Sydney and the Hunter Valley so you won’t need to pay his travel and accommodation expenses to have him perform his magic.

If the name Tim Pringle seems familiar to you it is perhaps because he is one of the most awarded NSW Wedding singers (see awards on ‘About’ page)
These awards are also why several major Hunter venues list Tim as a recommended wedding supplier .

Tim Pringle is a full time professional wedding singer with a difference: he has opened concerts for Kate Ceberano and Christine Anu… played shows with members of the Choirboys & Rose Tattoo… and performed live with Paul Kelly’s drummer, James Morrison’s violin player & Jimmy Barnes guitarist.

Here’s what Hollywood Associate producer Michael Doven who’s worked with Steven Spielberg and with Tom Cruise on such films as Mission Impossible, Last Samurai, Minority Report etc ….says..

“Tim Pringle…he was just amazing, he has a spectacular voice, oh my god just a beautiful artist that was really adding a lot to the evening  with song after song and guitar playing that I personally just loved”

Hamilton Island. June 2010

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7 Good Reasons Why Tim Pringle Has Such A Remarkable ‘Live Wedding Music’ Reputation

  • Proven Experience: With over 181 weddings & functions under his belt, he knows how to impress your guests and exceed your expectations. Just check out the myriad of testimonials on the reviews & testimonials page.
  • Hassle-Free: Tim works with you to help take the difficult decision making and stress away. With all the stress of a planning a function or wedding, this will be one service you’ll never need to worry about because he will make sure the job gets done.
  • Huge List Of 438 Songs To Choose From: covering all ages & styles from Elvis to Abba to Matchbox 20: relaxing music over dinner and party music when the dancing begins .
  • Plays Your Favourite Songs: Yes, amazingly Tim will even learn one of your favourite songs just for your function.
  • Takes requests from guests on the night: Whatever their taste is whether it be new music from George Ezra, Bruno Mars, Meghan Trainor, Jason Mraz, Bernard Fanning, Jack Johnson, Ben Harper or Keith Urban. Classics from Elvis, Neil Diamond, Beatles, Creedence Clearwater, Cat Stevens, Van Morrison, Neil Young, Cold Chisel, Crowded House, Paul Kelly. He caters to all ages.
  • Knows how to adapt to the mood: because he has so much experience, Tim knows how to manage every kind of situations (such as getting your guests on the dance floor!). He’ll take care of all the details & ensure everyone raves about having the time of their life.
  • Deal direct with the singer: so there’s no confusion at any stage. You’ll deal directly with Tim and he’ll work with you to organise everything.

Available Solo – Duo – Trio – Band

Whatever suits – according to guest numbers, your venue and budget. It doesn’t have to take  a 5 piece band to pack a dance floor. Whether it’s Tim solo or Tim fronting a  band – a packed dance floor is the priority!

If you are looking for a professional , flexible , and fun without hassles entertainment option for your special day then Call Tim Now on 0419 212 620.

Still not convinced?
Then maybe ask yourself this: Why do people fly Tim half way across the world to have him at their events?

For instance, in 2011 Tim was flown to a mountain resort in St Johann, Austria for a wedding. Then 5 weeks later to a castle in Zurich, Swizterland for another wedding. Between these weddings Tim played in Budapest, London, Paris, and Venice.  In 2011 Tim was flown to Coromandel,  NZ for a wedding on a farm.

In 2012 Tim was flown to New York City by a famous Wallaby player to play at his wife’s  40th birthday on the rooftop of the Hotel 60 Soho.

Tim’s band has been flown to Queensland numerous times, recently to headline the Mt Isa show in 2014. More recently to Alice Springs for the Masters Games celebrations.

A Few Wedding Venues performed at


Sydney Venues

Aqua Dining
Deckhouse Woolwich x 3
Angelo’s On The Bay
Banjo Paterson Cottage x 3
Mona Vale Golf Club x 3
Dolton House Jones Bay Wharf
Starship Sydney
Dunbar House
Le Montage
Gunners Barracks x 3
QVB Tea Rooms
Sergeant’s Mess x 2
L’Aqua
Manly Q Station
Long Reef Golf Club x2


Hunter Valley Venues

Hope Estate x 3
Roche Wines x 3
Peppers Barrel Room x 7
Peppers Guest House x 4
Peppers Convent x 3
Leaves & Fishes x 11
Crowne Plaza Hunter x2
Chateau Elan x 3
Hunter Valley Gardens x 2
Ironbark Hill x 3
Wandin Valley Estate x 6
Lindeman’s
Margan Winery x 5
Mercure Resort
Sebel Kirkton Park x 9
Tuscany Wines x 4
Tamburlaine x 2
Total Homestead x 3
Tulloch Wines x 3
Peterson Champagne Hse x2
Wydham Estate x 3
Roberts Restaurant x 3
Tallavera Grove x 4


Other Venues

Magenta Shores Resort x 3
Crowne Plaza Terrigal x 7
Rafferty’s Resort x 3
Fort Scratchley x 4
Anchorage Port Stephens x 3
Shoal Bay Resort & Spa x 6

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Will your guests dance to the music I play ?

From a corporate function

I just had to write to thank you for playing at our recent Staff Awards Night. We first heard you at a colleagues wedding last year and those of us at the wedding could not stop talking about how fantastic the music was and how we never left the dance floor. With that in mind and being on the organising committee our first thought was to book you guys.

Having 300 staff I always knew we would have a vast range of tastes when it came to music. I remember downloading your repertoire and holing a ‘mini survey’ with about 20 staff of differing ages- the overwhelming response was yes they would dance to the music you guys played.

Come October 26th boy did they dance! It was a fabulous night- the dance floor was full all night – and many a guest was singing (although not quite as in tune as yourselves). I’m so glad you guys could help to make this awards night “the best ever” which is a pretty good rap considering we have been holding these nights for over 25 years.

Once again thanks, and we definitely look forward to having you join us again.

Yours sincerely
Margaret Romeo
2007 Staff Awards Night Organising Committee – NSW Teacher Credit Union Ltd

From Weddings

Everyone was up and dancing from the word go… and could have danced well into the hours of the morning if you’d kept playing! The selection of songs played kept everyone happy from our 7 year old niece to our 80 year old Nan! It was tremendous to see such a mixture of generations on the dance floor having such a great time!

Tony & Nichole Preston – Central Coast

Thank you for an amazing performance at our wedding. From the first song to the last, a flawless performance. On the night you provided just the right atmosphere and not one person needed encouragement to get on the dance floor. We are still getting feedback from our guests letting us know how much they enjoyed the Band. Looking forward to your next gig!

Michael & Louise Hughes. – Central Coast

Tim kept the dance floor alive from start to finish, with a fantastic energy and vibe which did not wane throughout the evening. Everyone from grandchildren to grandparent got up to strut their stuff! The music selection catered for all ages and was well arranged to keep guests on the floor all night. The Duo was continually complemented by guests (some of which were musicians themselves!)

Iain & Abby Robinson – Central Coast

Thank you for making our Wedding so amazing. Having live entertainment at our reception was absolutely the icing on the cake; it was a personal touch that made the day a memorable one for everyone. You played our favourite songs and had everyone up on the dance floor – all night long! We had so many compliments on the night, and we know we have you to thank… so from the bottom of our hearts, thank for making our night !

Danny & Catherine King – Central Coast

Weddings – What I offer

  • Professional music planning advice based on the past 117 weddings & functions I’ve done.
  • An exceptional night’s entertainment by a live Solo or Duo performance.
Be sure to read Tim’s Tips for Weddings at the bottom of this page – it just might save you some time & money !

Tim is a great person to deal with, always responding to my emails very efficiently, listened to what Paul and I wanted and incorporated those things and also had some great suggestions and just a very friendly guy, always answered my questions which was a big issued with other wedding vendors and generally just a nice down to earth person – what else could a bride/groom ask for ??

Gabrielle & Paul Cheeseman

Scott and I would like to thank you for the time and effort put into our wedding. It was not only what we expected on the night but more, you were in contact with me at all times before the wedding which I found very calming and professional.

Scott and Tymeka Lawson- Sydney

What is the difference between the Solo – Duo – Band the duo act ?

Solo or 10 piece band – same result – FULL DANCE FLOOR!

Whether you need a 4 piece band or just me Solo depends on your audience size and your budget.

As a guide
less than 50 guests – Solo
Less than 70 guests – Duo
About 100 guests – Duo or Trio
More than 120 guests – Trio or Band

How long do we play for ?

The entire night – first to arrive last to leave. We don’t quote by time – weddings are an all night party form Bridal Entry to farewell circle – we provide music ALL NIGHT.
Usually 1-2 sets of dinner music
Then 1-2 sets of dance music

It usually works out to about 4 hours total – with dinner & speeches & formalities not often is there time for much more than 4 hours.

Can we pay you extra to play extra ?

Yes for more than about 4.5 hours or to carry on after midnight we are happy to play extra for a small additional charge.

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MC Service

This service is free – I am not a stand-up comedian but if you don’t already have an MC in mind I can perform basic MC duties such as:

  • Introducing the bridal party to the reception.
  • Guests welcomes & farewells.
  • Introducing speeches ( a wireless microphone is provided for speeches ).

Thank you for also being our MC and conducting this with a sincere level of professionalism, it is with thanks to you that we have such great memories of our day !

Sue and Scott Falkner – UK

We would love to thank you yet again for the MC work you did throughout the night. We had a hard enough time trying to decide on the perfect MC, and in the end we couldn’t have thought of anyone better then you. The fact that we hadn’t met made no difference, we feel through the many emails over the 6 months leading up the the big day gave you a great insight into the type of people Brad and I are, and this showed in your work. You kept the night running smoothly and kept everyone in line (including those few who had too many champers)

Jodie & Brad Turner

Ceremony Music

This is a nice touch that creates a unique atmosphere.

Performed solo with voice and guitar or instrumental guitar or violin.

3 songs of your choice – I have loads of suggestions that I know have worked well

  • One for Bridal Procession – usually something slow & romantic
  • One for Register signing – a nice appropriate background song
  • One for Bride & Groom Recession – something energetic & uplifting

Wandering minstrel violinist

If you book my duo with the violin player – Have your guests serenaded by a solo, wandering minstrel violinist either as they assemble before the ceremony, and / or during the drinks immediately after the ceremony.

Watching a DVD of our ceremony, the music was the ‘icing on the cake’ to the whole set-up. Tim’s acoustic sound, due to the lack of electricity at the location we had chosen, was more than adequate to entertain the 80+ people gathered for the ceremony.

Simon & Nikki Ley- Sydney

The acoustic guitar sounded amazing at the lighthouse and made our ceremony extra special.

Kathryn and Glenn Filtness

Father Rod Bower said he was impressed with how your voice carried throughout the church!

Paul & Kelly Flanagan – Muswellbrook

Click Here For an example from an actual wedding of a ceremony plan with live music.

Pre-reception Canapés and………..entertainment ?

This is an extra option – nice for your guests while you are away having photos.
It’s worth considering if there is a few hours wait for your guests before you arrive at the reception.

Serenaded by Violin

If you book my duo with the violin player – Have your guests serenaded by a solo, wandering minstrel violinist as they mingle prior to the reception.

Price for pre reception canapes music or wandering violinist – on application – There are many variables – Solo or Duo, convenience of location – ie if pre reception canapes are not same location as ceremony or reception then it means a little more time setting up at a third location.

For up to 2 hours pre reception music usually it is usually 10-20% extra depending upon location and circumstances.

Reception Music

  • Often a dinner set or two first – very low- key background music to talk over.
  • The Bridal waltz or first dance -This is played live (and learned from scratch if need be) or played from the ipod

Then formalities are over and it’s….Party time

  • We do 2-3 sets of dance music or play until the end of the venue hire
  • Then we play a farewell song of your choice while you say goodbye !

Break Music

  • I provide all break music via an ipod that has 4500 songs and multiple play lists to cover almost every style of music.
  • You can liaise with me on providing your own suitable break music on cds or your own ipod.

How do you decide on songs ?

I will take away all the stress & worry about …

  • What songs to choose for your ceremony & reception by working with you every step of the way to suggest songs & learn up to 2 new songs.
  • You can relax & leave most of the song choices to me or utilise my easy to use forms to list out your ceremony & reception song preferences.
  • I provide lists of songs that I know from experience work well

However many emails or phone calls it takes my commitment is to work with you to get the music exactly right for you for your day.

But a DJ or Jukebox is way cheaper ?

Yes they are – but Live entertainment is way better

  • A live act is simply more entertaining
  • A live act can be more dynamic – quiet & intimate – can alter tempos to suit
  • A live act can change lyrics to personalize songs and be funny
  • So long as a live act has a lot of varied songs & styles – they can be extremely versatile

I currently have 439 songs ranging from Elvis to Wiggles.

Playing a Wiggles song can be messy – I have seen the contents of many a guest’s schooner shoot out of their nose from laughter – so timing is crucial 🙂

While planning our wedding reception, we knew what we DIDN’T want………..a DJ blasting out the usual Funky Town and Nutbush. We had seen Tim at a gig, and felt that live entertainment would be much better. It turned out to be the best decision we made.

Heather & Shane Buckley – Central Coast

Well, we’ve always been fans of live music and when it came to our special day we knew a DJ just wouldn’t cut it. Everyone said it was the best wedding they had been to and that you guys really rocked – big time !

Theresa and Marc Beaumont – Central Coast

Book Tim Pringle for your next event, he was brilliant! Don’t think twice about it, way better than a DJ or jukebox. Thank you so much, Tim.

Amie Graham – Central Coast

A Solo or Duo – Surely we need a full band ?

In the end the result is the same – well entertained & well impressed guests but …

  • With guest numbers under 200 you really don’t need a full band
  • A solo or duo act takes up way less room & saves you $2-3000
  • A solo or duo can be as loud as a band no problem – yes it’s true !
  • The reverse is not true – a band cannot be as quiet or as intimate as a solo or duo

There is not one guest that has not mentioned how great the band was and questioned us on who and where you guys are from. You are exactly what Scott and I wanted to have on our Wedding Day, a band that knew how to party along with the guests and make everyone stay on the dance floor and we got exactly that. I can’t say it enough but thank you for helping us have the best night of our lives.

Thank you Scott and Tymeka Lawson – Sydney

For anyone who is looking for a band to play at any function stop looking you have found the best person ever. I found Tim on the internet and didn’t get a chance to see him perform before booking him so I had to take pot luck. He had everyone dancing and having great time. I received so many comments in the days after the party about the music and how fantastic it was. If you want your function to be a success make sure you book Tim.

Kindest regards – Karen Neumeyer

There are limited dates available especailly during Sept – March and too many enquiries.

If you like what you see please book now to secure your date.

I hope to hear from you soon.

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Tim’s Tips for Weddings

From Performing and MC ing at many many weddings these tips may be helpful to ensure your day runs smoothly.

Don’t let the dining time cut into potential Dancing time.

Too often I’ve seen long drawn out table service of 3 full courses take up to 60% of the reception time….then with speeches and formalities you are left with only 1 hour of dancing time.

Remember 81% of people say entertainment is the most memorable item at a wedding.

Ways to save time on dining and have more social time where guests are free to circulate and dance.

  • If you have more than 100 guests consider a high quality buffet instead of table service.

If having table service with large guests numbers – these tips can save you up to an hour of seated time …

  • Have speeches during or after mains.
  • Consider a simple self serve dessert served to each table rather than individual service.
  • Suggest a self serve dessert be served after speeches during dancing.
  • For a less formal casual wedding consider cocktail service of canapes and substantials the entire night, while still providing table settings for those who want to dine seated.
Don’t show Photo Screens or Projector Displays During Dance Sets.

At birthdays or anniversaries if having a photo screen showing / display …. don’t turn it on and show it during a dance set!
It fixates everybody’s attention on the screen, they all stand still facing the screen and the dance set is wasted.
To get best results with dance music (ie. a full dance floor) turn the screen off during dance sets and on during breaks !

Don’t let too many unplanned speakers up to waffle on.

Occassionally there’ll be an unannounced speaker – someone wishing to say congratualtions and all the best – then it opens the flood gates for every drunk uncle to get up to say their bit – they can say this to you in person – it can be a huge waste of your reception time to permit a bunch of announced speakers up. Recently an MC allowed anyone up to speak – speeches went on for 60 minutes, we played 11 minutes of dance music – then the lights came on – end of the night. Best to keep speeches to 1/2 hour max.

Make sure the band is set up next to the dance floor

Recently we played a couple of venues where the dance floor was set up in the middle of the room and the band was in the corner of the room. Another time we were told to set up on a lower level 3 stairs down from the dance floor, which was above us! It’s a lot harder for the band to interact with the audience when the audience is far away. This makes for an awkward situation and it’s harder to create a party atmosphere….we can live with it, but it’s just not ideal. Best for us to be set up next to the audience on the same level or as close as possible.

A farewell circle at the end is a great way to acknowledge your guests for coming.

You won’t realise until a few days after the wedding how little time you spent chatting to certain guests. It’s likely you’ll only have 5-6 minutes of one on one conversation with any possible guest during your wedding day. The circle at the end is a simple way to individually say thanks. Regardless of the room size a circle or oval can be made and you can say thanks then leave before the guests do. I usually play 1-2 slow sing along songs while you do this – it’s a great wind down to the day……if over 60 guests it can take ages to get around the whole circle so a brief goodbye is best as guests get impatient standing still for too long – for bigger weddings consider a guard of honour instead.

Using the services of ‘friends’ rather than professional wedding suppliers.

Occasionally friends may offer to conduct your ceremony, MC, provide entertainment etc. If they are experienced in what they do then this is great. If they are not experienced but just willing to help and if you have never seen them do what they do then you run the risk of a sloppy job. As a wedding professional I’ve seen many an inexperienced celebrant having terrible trouble with a crackling speaker system while fumbling their way through the ceremony. I’ve seen friends nervously MC and not stick to planned times and have speeches really late and leave only 10 mins for dancing time ! I’ve heard horror stories of totally unsuitable bands etc etc. If you know for sure that your friend or family member can do a fantastic job – GREAT … otherwise I strongly recommend you hire seasoned pros – after all … the memories of your day will last a lifetime.