How to choose a canberra wedding band

How do you choose a canberra wedding band?

So you are getting married? I read post on the riot act website recently with the author asking the same question. Someone had commented on the thread that “getting married was their first mistake!”

But seriously – how do you choose the best Canberra wedding band?

Tip number one – go and see them perform! Can you actually see them perform? Do they play at a venue that you’d be happy to take your mother in law to?

Tip number two – is the band friendly and approachable? Remember they will also be at your wedding… would you invite someone that isn’t?!

Tip number three – what does the band look like when they perform? Do they look like they would rather be elsewhere or do they get into it and really perform? It’s pointless having good musicians who stand there like store window mannequins and look bored…

Tip number four – what type of music do they play? Weddings are usually about dancing and having a good time. Does the band play music you can dance to? Seriously – can you dance to it?? Go and have a dance and test it out! Does their repertoire include songs that will appeal to a wide audience? Will Aunt Delores enjoy some of the songs through to the Gen Z group who will look up from their smartphones and send a message to their friends saying  #cool canberra wedding band #selfie with the drummer.

canberra wedding band drummer

Good luck in your search for entertainment for your wedding day! Follow these tips and nothing could go wrong!

Unexpected thanks for birthday event.

We didn’t expect a thank you when we played for the Ronald McDonald House first birthday event in November 2013, but when we joined them to play for their Volunteer’s Christmas Party, we received this beautiful letter of thanks:

Dear Silky Six,

From all of us here at Ronald McDonald House, the families, volunteers, staff and board we would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation of your very generous support.

It is people such as yourselves that help us to do what we do.

Our first birthday event was such a success, the venue and of course the ambiance created by your beautiful music. It was a real pleasure meeting and chatting with you.

As you know we are not able to operate the House without our wonderful volunteers. They are the heart of our House. It is so important to recognise and acknowledge the value they bring to the running of the House which is why we ensure their Christmas party is a night filled with great food, great music and great company.

We hope to have a wonderful partnership into the future, thank you again 🙂

Kind regards,

Deirdre Brown
Executive Officer


RMH xmas partySanta at the RMH xmas event


And my didn’t we enjoy ourselves at their birthday event held at the Canberra Zoo and of course, at the Christmas party too!

We too are looking forward to a partnership in the future with this fabulous charity – and many many more birthday event functions to come!

Please support this great charity by Adopt a Room Program – The power to help families is in
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Canberra events band

Canberra events band, The Silky Six are getting ready for the festive season!

The Silky Six events band doing Bollywood!

The Silky Six are a covers band in Canberra catering to the Corporate events and wedding scene. With the upcoming silly season iminent, the events band is tuning up and preparing to entertain a number of organisations in Canberra.

At their next gig, The Silky Six will be entertaining the employees of iinet for their Christmas party at The Deck in Canberra.

The band thoroughly enjoy getting into the spirit of these events and even cater to themes of their guests. For this party, the events band are getting “onboard” and joining in the nautical theme!

They have been known to dress Bollywood and even “Christmas Bling” had them wearing their best antlers!

If you’re looking for some live entertainment, this events band will keep the dancefloor full from start to finish no matter what the dress code!

Evolution of a Canberra covers band…

So I was thinking about the different line ups that this Canberra covers band has had…and thought I’d try to chronicle the changes in line up!

To date, we have had;

  • 1 male vocalist
  • 2 female vocalists
  • 3 drummers
  • 4 bassists
  • 4 guitarists
  • 5 keyboardists
  • and a partridge in a pear tree

The first line up didn’t even get to gigging stage. The Keyboardist (who we’ll refer to as K1) wanted to continue with the band but wasn’t available enough due to work commitments. From memory, he was away more than he was here… not good when you are starting up!

Next to go was B1 – who went interstate for work. He was gutted to leave the band but had to think of his career.

G1 moved on shortly after B1 as it seemed like we couldn’t fill B1’s shoes, not to mention K1.

In comes B2, on recommendation of D1. He was cool but left after having to make a decision between work, GF and Canberra covers band. Covers band lost out.

V1 needed to take a year off as she was up the duff (thanks to the male V1). After searching high and low for a replacement for V1, we ended up settling on K2’s GF (akaV2)

B3 played some gigs then headed off to pursue a career which would mean he was unavailable a lot… Luckily ,B1 had recently returned from his career nd slotted back in beautifully.

G2 and K2 stuck around for quite a while (along with B2) but then K2 announced he was leaving to pursue his originals. We wished him good luck and still talk fondly about K2.

K3 arrived and we got ourselves ready to gig again…which is when G2 announced he was moving interstate for study. G2 was cool.

V1 returns after maternity leave (can you have mat leave in a covers band??!!)

G3 comes on board and slots in nicely… then D1 says he’s off to chase his dream OS. D1 was top notch.

Sheepishly, G4 announces he is also heading OS…so we need to replace two members at once.

At this stage K3 says he can’t continue the commitment to the covers band due to work and study commitments.

In come G4 and D2 – who come as a package deal as they played together in another band. Gigging continues until we realise that there will be clashes of dates with G4 and D2 being in another working covers band. So we part ways agreeing they would be good fill ins.

K4 comes and goes in a short turnaround and leaves due to transport issues.

In comes K5 (who previously played in another Canberra covers band with V1) along with D3.

G3 comes back from OS earlier than expected and was welcomed back….

G3 in the cover band!






And that’s where we are at…for the time being!




G3…or would he be G5??