Brightside Duo

  • 80s - 90s Music in Melbourne, VIC

  • Travels up to 300 km
  • Starting from $500
  • 20 people have checked out this act in the last month. Calendars book up fast!

Brightside Duo is one of Melbourne’s best wedding and party bands. With a dynamic and exciting sound, and years of experience we are a great choice for your wedding or special event.

As a musical act that has played many hundreds of events, we pride ourselves on our professionalism, communication, and flexibility. We are adaptable, compact, and entertaining, and do everything in our power to ensure that your occasion - big or small - is a success.

Whether you're looking for acoustic background music or want to get the party started and fill the dance floor Brightside Duo's mix of classic hits and modern favourites will make your event truly unforgettable!

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*** WEDDING ENTERTAINMENT ***
Wedding Ceremony Music
We have played countless wedding ceremonies but each one has its own special and unique feel. We know yours will too. As guests start to arrive we play a selection of mellow acoustic instrumental music that adds to the ambience of the pre-ceremony without being overly loud so people are able to chat and mingle.

The ceremony itself is all about you. We are more than happy to learn music for the bridal entrance, signing of the registry and exit. Many people have specific songs that resonate personally with them and their partner. Having these played at one of the most important moments of their life can add that special touch to make the ceremony just right. If you are having trouble deciding what music will suit best have no fear, we have an extensive repertoire and are more than happy to offer suggestions and guidance.

Wedding Reception Music
The reception is not just about dinner, speeches and formalities. It's also the time when the bridal party and guests can let their hair down and have some fun! This is where we come in. No wedding reception is complete without some great live music to dance and sing along to and we've got it all covered.

We understand that the reception often goes for a number of hours. Earlier on people want to chat, eat, mingle and of course speeches and other formalities need to occur at some point. Keeping this in mind we don't come out guns blazing straight away but stick to more mellow acoustic music playing familiar tunes that everyone can enjoy without drowning out conversations. Once the formalities are over we take it up a level to get the dance floor pumping by playing all your favourite songs from the classics to modern favourites.

We are also more than happy to learn up to 2 songs for the reception. Like the ceremony we want to make your reception memorable so if there is a special song you would like us to learn for the wedding dance we'd love to help out by doing our own acoustic rendition. But if you'd prefer to playing the original version by the artist, no problem either - we can play the mp3 through our top of the range P.A. system!

Extra Services: Canapé Music & MC service
Planning on following your ceremony with canapés served outdoors in the sunshine? Well nothing accompanies food and a glass of wine better than music! We can offer more light background acoustic music that can range from instrumental jazz through to acoustic pop and is a great way to bridge the gap between the ceremony and reception.

We are happy to MC your event, we've performed this important task many times before and know how to set the right mood for you and your guests and make sure the event runs as smoothly as possible. Most people are surprised at how much is involved in MCing an event - It's not just making a couple of announcements. An MC needs to work with the bride and groom, venue, band, and photographer during the course of the event and can be pivotal to making the event run smoothly.

*** PARTIES & PRIVATE FUNCTIONS ***
Nothing makes a birthday or engagement party more fun and memorable than great live music. Whether it's a smaller intimate gathering with friends and family at home or a huge bash at a venue/pub/function room we can provide the music and entertainment that's right for you. We've got all the bases covered whether you're after an acoustic duo or a full 4 piece band.

Make your party the one everyone talks about for years to come! We cater for all sorts of private parties and functions including:
- Birthday Parties
- Engagement Parties
- Going Away Parties
- Housewarming Parties
- Any other type of party you can think of!

*** CORPORATE EVENTS ***
Why not spice up your event with some live music? With years of experience playing a wide variety of corporate functions we know how to entertain your employees, co-workers, clients and organisational members. Whether it's an awards night, conference, or Christmas party our highly entertaining and professional show will leave the crowd wanting more! We can provide everything from laid back background music, to full throttle dance floor anthems. We have played events of every size in every imaginable venue (including a teepee!) from small outdoor "family days" to major events at Crown Casino, performing for over 1400 guests.

About Booking

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Leading up to the event, particularly weddings, we will require the following:
- A running sheet for the day (including things like start-finish times, when meals will be served, timing of speeches, any other formalities)
- Additional songs required by the band to be played on mp3 through the PA system
- A meal! - Yes, the band needs to eat too so a provided meal is greatly appreciated
- As much detailed information about your event as possible - Even if you think it is a small detail regarding what you require of us.

If you would like us to play at a private property (not a reception centre of venue) we have some important requirements:
- Access to power
- Shelter for us and all our equipment. This is very important and it is regardless of weather. All our equipment is very sensitive to the elements so, rain or shine, we require adequate cover.
- Power and shelter must be provided and accessible prior to our arrival. For example if the power point(s) are a significant distance from the performance area then extension leads must be provided by you.

We will provide all PA equipment including PA and lighting. We even provide a wireless roaming microphone that you are welcome to use for speeches and announcements. All we will require is shelter and access to power. Please be aware that if you want to continue having music after the band is scheduled to finish you will need to provide your own stereo/PA with your own music to play through it. An example of when this might occur is for a birthday party. You may have booked Brightside to play until 11pm but the party continues til the sun comes up!


See below for our set list as of May 2017. We are always adding to the list and given enough notice we are very happy to learn songs for your event. In addition to the songs listed below we also have an extensive repertoire of instrumental music.

*** MELLOW SONGS ***
Moon Dance - Van Morrisson
The way you look tonight - Tony Bennett
First time ever I saw your face - Roberta Flack
Better together - Jack Johnson
Free Falling - Tom Petty
Adore - Amy Shark
Fire and the Flood - Vance Joy
Say you won't let go - James Arthur
Stand by Me - Ben E King
Time after time - Cindy Lauper
Little Ray of Sunshine - Brian Cadd
Space Oddity - David Bowie
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Skinny Love - Bon Iver
Leaps and Bounds - Paul Kelly
Heartbeats - Jose Gonzalez
XO - John Mayer
Have I told you lately that I love you - Van Morrison
My Girl - The Temptations
Can't help falling in love - Elvis
All I have to do is dream - Everly Brothers
Big Jet Plane - Angus and Julia Stone
One Crowded Hour - Augie March
It's Only Natural - Crowded House
California Stars - Wilco
Walking on a dream - Empire of the Sun
Here Comes the Sun - Beatles
Under the Milky Way - The Church
Champagne Supernova - Oasis
Two of us - The Beatles
Halo - Beyonce
Stand by Me - Ben E King
Never tear us apart - INXS
I'm on Fire - Bruce Springsteen
Real Love - John Lennon
Forever Now - Cold Chisel
Tender - Blur
Rock and Roll – Eric Hutchinson
Wish you were here – Pink Floyd
Heaven - Bryan Adams
Golden Brown - The Stranglers
Sitting on the dock of the bay – Otis Redding
Stir it Up - Bob Marley
One Love - Bob Marley
No woman no cry – Bob Marley
Tease Me – Chaka Demus and Pliers
Losing My religion - REM
Better man – Pearl Jam

*** PARTY SONGS (CONTEMPORARY) ***
Shut up and Dance - Walk the Moon
Everlong - Foo Fighters
Castle on the Hill - Ed Sheeran
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
Pompeii - Bastille
Royals - Lorde
Budapest - George Ezra
Stolen Dance - Milky Chance
Little Lion Man – Mumford and Son
Locked out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
I love it - Icona Pop
Wake me Up - Avicii
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Riptide - Vance Joy
Everybody talks - Neon Trees
Lonely Boy - The Black Keys
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Love Generation - Bob Sinclair
Pumped up Kicks - Foster the People
Kids - MGMT
Viva La Vida - Cold Play
Sweet Disposition - Temper Trap
Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon
Only girl in the world - Rihanna
Wish you well - Bernard Fanning
Hey Soul Sister - Train
Mr Brightside – The Killers
3am – Matchbox
Steal My Kisses – Ben Harper
Weather with you – Crowded House
Wonderwall - Oasis
Save Tonight – Eagle Eye Cherry

*** PARTY SONGS (CLASSICS) ***
Dancing in the Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Shake a Tail Feather - Blues Bros (Ray Charles)
I'm a believer - The Monkees
Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes
Take on Me - A-Ha
Nutbush City Limits - Tina Turner
Slice of Heaven - Dave Dobbyn
You don't treat me no good no more - Sonia Dada
Just can't get enough - Depeche Mode
Dumb Things - Paul Kelly
To her door – Paul Kelly
Have you ever seen the Rain - Creedence
I wanna hold our hand - The Beatles
Holy Grail - Hunters and Collectors
Mrs Robinson - Simon and Garfunkel
I heard it through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynard Skynard
Eagle Rock – Daddy Cool
Falsom Prison – Johnny Cash
All shook up – Elvis Presley
Brown eyed girl – Van Morrison
Don't Change - INXS
Am I ever gonna see your face again? - Angels
Stuck in the Middle with you – Steelers Wheel
Proud Mary – CCR
Hurt so good – John Cougar Mellancamp
Foot Loose - Kenny Loggins
April Sun in Cuba - Dragon
Land Down under – Men at Work
Crazy little thing called love- Queen
I Touch Myself – The Divinyls
Run to Paradise – The Choir Boys
Take me Back – Noise Works
Twist and Shout – The Beatles
Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
Do you love me - The Contours
Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran
Bye Bye Love - The Everly Brothers
Let's Twist Again - Chubby Checker
Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams
Khe sanh – Cold Chisel
Tainted love – Soft Cell
Faith – George Michael
Rain - Dragon
What I like about you – The Romantics
Living on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
You're the Voice – John Farnham
500 miles – The Proclaimers
Miss you - Rolling Stones
Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones
I saw her standing there – The Beatles
Johnny Be Goode – Chuck Berry
Horses – Daryl Braithwaite


ACOUSTIC DUO
This package is great in its simplicity. It is very flexible, we can keep it low key and provide background music or get the party started. We have provided music for many corporate events and parties in this format.
Suitable for:
- Pubs & Bars
- Parties of all types
- Smaller weddings
- Daytime weddings
- Corporate events
- Markets

ACOUSTIC & ELECTRIC DUO
This is the most popular package for weddings. We start the night with a couple of acoustic sets before picking up our electric guitars for the last 2 sets and getting the dance floor pumping. We use our own custom made backing tracks, and with our top of the line PA and lighting equipment any space can be turned into an awesome party.
Suitable for:
- Weddings
- Engagement Parties
- Corporate events
- Parties of any type
- Festivals

FOUR PIECE BAND
If you want the full rock and roll experience with all the bells and whistles, then this is the package for you. We play with extremely high quality musicians and put on a spectacular show. Package includes 2 guitars, bass, drums, and 3 vocalists. We can also add a 5th or 6th piece to the lineup - keyboards or saxophone are popular additions.
Suitable for:
- Weddings
- Large events
- Corporate Events
- Parties of any type
- Festivals

All packages include: Top of the range PA and lighting equipment, mp3 music between sets, and a wireless microphone for speeches if required.