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So what does make Heatwave Band the Best Melbourne wedding band?  Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions Page.

You’re no doubt in the throes of choosing what we consider to the be the most important decision.  Sensational entertainment makes your wedding memorable, gives it wow factor and most importantly your guests will be talking about how they danced the night away for years to come!   With so many bands in Melbourne, how do you know which one to choose?  We have compiled a few of the most asked questions about Heatwave.

Questions relating to who we are, the services we provide and other FAQ’s.  Happy reading!



So who are Heatwave?

(We’re glad you asked)

Who are Heatwave Band?

Heatwave Band are a Melbourne live band that have over 10 years of performance experience in Melbourne, interstate and overseas.  We are a group of  incredibly talented, verstatile and equally lovely musos that love to perform at weddings, and we are proud of it!

Are you a single band, or a collective of musicians?

We are one band not a franchise.  Phew, that’s a relief!  We think so to:)  Read More.

Heatwave’s core musicians are band members who perform together at every performance we book. We do not sub out our performances to other bands nor do we act like a franchise. We pride ourselves on having a clear and transparent line-up – What you see is what you get with Heatwave entertainment. Unless there is an illness, the players are always the same ensuring quality and our great reputation is always maintained.

Who are the Heatwave Band members?

Mel and Wal our vocalists are experienced and get the party going with their incredible vocal ability and infections dance moves

Our backline is made up of Melbourne’s best groovin’ musos.  Nico on Guitar, Stew on Bass, Troy on Drums and Adrian on Keys.

Wow a band that states their members names!  Yep we are the real deal!

What if a band member is sick?

Given the number of bookings we have throughout the year and the unforeseen circumstances that may occur,  Heatwave have on call a carefully selected number of brilliant and equally talented musicians that know the songs, us, level of professionalism and standard Heatwave adhers to.  We just don’t book anyone – this is your wedding day! 

Let's get started on creating your dream wedding!


How do we book you?

You’re going to be in for a fantastic night with Heatwave on-board!

Once Heatwave sends out a detailed quote and confirms our availability, we can accept your booking.

To book Heatwave the quote will need to be completed with your preferred line-up and any extras noted. This form is to be returned to Melissa via Email or Post along with a small deposit. Once received your date has been confirmed!

Do I pick a singer?

We are proud to say NO!  Heatwave are a true band that perform together at every function including the vocalists Mel and Wal.  Rest assured you are booking quality, experience and most of all you are booking a band who are actually a band.


Heatwave Services

Can someone in the band MC?

Yes Heatwave can offer Master of Ceremonies at your event.  Mel provides an MC service that will ensure your event is ontime with friendly, professional annoucements and no jokes in sight!  Please contact Melissa for more information and pricing.

Do you provide background music?

Yes, Heatwave always have appropriate background music filtered through the P.A System. Our playlists showcases music from slow jazz ballads to your medium paced ‘easy to listen’ popular tunes through to dance favorites. If you do prefer to bring your own playlist, we can assist you by connecting it through the P.A system.

Can you perform at our wedding ceremony?

Yes we can perform at your ceremony. We offer line-ups beginning with a live guitarist and female vocalist through to however members you would like. We perform 20-30 min of chilled classy background music as your guests awaits the brides arrival. The performance during the ceremony includes: Music for walking down the aisle, two songs for the signing of the register and one for walking down the isle. We have an extensive repertoire for ceremonies however we are happy to learn specific songs of your choice.

Is you're P.A included in the performance prices?

Heatwave owns a state of the art P.A.  For small to medium sized events, Heatwave’s P.A is typically included in the price. For larger corporate events will however we will require a professional P.A as well as sound and lighting engineers to be provided by the client.

Enquire now to see if Heatwave are available for your wedding date


Can you add extra instruments?


We begin with the Dream Team – Male and Female lead vocalists, drums, bass, keys and guitar.

Extras to spice it up!

The Heatwave Horns – Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone

Extra female vocalist




At the Reception

When will accomodation need to be provided?

Heatwave requires accommodation to be provided for all members if the function is more than 1 1/2 hours away from the CBD. This is purely a safety requirement. We don’t need a fabulous five star holiday house, although we have been delighted this has happened before. Clean & safe minimum 3star rooms with in-house bathroom facilities and ample parking.

How long do you need to set up?

Through the functions request, we have set up in as little as a half hour however we prefer to be at the venue at least 2 hours before your guests arrive. We find this time frame allows us ample time to setup and carry out a comprehensive sound check ensuring the bands sound and amplification is well balanced to the room and type of function.

How do we pay you?

Heatwave accepts various forms of payment including EFT, Cheque and COD.

What are your space requirements?

Through clever use of the space we have been able to adjust to various sized stages. Whether it be small intimate venues like the Ripponlea Estate through to a grand stadium stage, we can make every stage suit the line-up chosen. For information regarding our band P.A rider, please contact Melissa.

What are your food and drink requirements?

It is industry standard that all performers are provided a main meal and drinks. Heatwave are usually at the function from bump in at around 3pm until the function closure at 12pm which is why the band is always gratefully welcoming their meals arrival.

Will you learn a song for our Bridal Waltz?

Yes we can learn your First Dance song. The quality of our musicians and attention to detail makes this a popular choice for our wedding clients. We know how essential it is to perform the song exactly like the original especially when their are rehearsed dance moves involved. Contact Melissa to enquire about your chosen song today.

Book the real deal! Heatwave band are simply brilliant.


Will you set up and play outside?

Yes, we have performed at various functions indoors or outdoors. Whether it be for a wine festival or a wedding on the beach, we can work with your functions vision and liase with you on how to achieve the optimum sound reinforcement and have planning in place if the weather turns.


Can we request specific songs?

Yes you may request songs. Heatwave aim to accommodate requests where possible. If we don’t know the song we can learn it for you for a small charting fee. Whether the request is for a birthday, wedding celebration or a particular themed song for your corporate event, Heatwave caters to all functions needs.

How long will you perform for?

Mel is on hand (like your private wedding planner) to work with you to design the perfect wedding.  Heatwave don’t stipulate strict set times, instead we work with you to find the perfect balance of formalities, meals and dancing time.