How Deep Is Your Love, live in the studio.
Brides often ask us what the best way to go is with choosing a special wedding song to request the band to play. Is it better to find a relatively unknown song to walk down the aisle to? Or is it okay to choose a song that absolutely everyone knows – and has maybe been done many times before at weddings – but has a wonderful message?
In honesty, you can generally hear and feel the energy that a musician puts into a song performance, regardless of how commercial or underground the song is. The most soulful and emotional songs to hear live are quite often the ones that have gained the status as a popular classic.
How Deep Is Your Love has been a classic love song since its release in 1977 – almost 45 years ago. When we heard P.J. Morton’s arrangement of it that he recorded on his live album, Gumbo Unplugged (2017), we knew we had to add it into our repertoire. At Sumo Sound Studios in Perth, we had Mattie sing “the Yebba verse” in our Party Band formation.
We imagined this as a great Reception Entrance or First Dance song. It’s lively and exciting and is a complete celebration of love. A fantastic wedding song. With the P.J. Morton version of How Deep Is Your Love as a reference, we workshopped and arranged the song for a 4-piece band.
We are a collective of musicians based in Perth, Australia, that perform the most well-adored songs of the decades for weddings, corporate events and special celebrations. We believe that live music is so important in establishing the tone of an event and, if done right, sets an atmosphere that allows guests to let their guard down, enjoy, and step into another world where they can feel comfortable enough to experience all that a good event has to offer.
Our musicians are not just experienced performers but also trained formally in jazz and contemporary music, and we understand the importance of how visuals reinforce a event’s tone, which give us the versatility to perform at cocktail events, black-tie events, wedding ceremonies and receptions, conferences, and brand or product launches.