Listen to 5 live covers here:

 

 

Live music really makes a huge difference at weddings - it is memorable, everyone loves it, the atmosphere is warm, I can build the vibe or chill the vibe as the moment needs.... and I really enjoy making the day go smoothly and helping make this special occasion romantic and memorable for you and your guests!

If you would like me to play at your wedding ceremony and/or reception -  I am now taking bookings for a year ahead - to the end of 2020.  

Bookings  - Please go to the new form on the  https://www.ernestaines.com/eventbookings- more efficient way of taking bookings. :)    

I have my own P.A that can run on battery for outdoor events. I have played at big events and small - festivals, art galleries, private houses, sporting clubs, parks, backyards, churches, beaches and gardens. Venues such as Cutler & Co, The Daylesford Convent Gallery, Monsalvat, The Melbourne Town Hall, The City Square, Mandala Winery & Willow Creek Winery, The Melbourne Exhibition & Convention Centre - just to name a few....

Ceremony package:
The Ceremony Package includes 20 mins before your entrance as your guests arrive, the ceremony itself, and 30 minutes or so afterwards while you’re getting your photo and video taken and talking to friends. (This is flexible, you may need a bit longer before and less after depending on the venue etc) . Choose a special song if you want one and I will learn it - subject to playability. 

Reception 
I can play over canapés and the meal, this package includes  3 x 45 minutes of songs  (covering 3 hours or equivalent) to set the mood.  (Price on application depending on location, day of week, time and so on).  

Ceremony and Reception
If you are out of the Melbourne area, an extra fee for travel, and maybe accommodation if it is very far, can be discussed.

The right mix of covers, including great songs of the past and present (see song list below.)

A sample of what people wrote: -

"It was the best day and Josh was amazing. Everybody gave great feedback about him. Marion, thanks for all of your help over the past few weeks too - it took a lot of stress out of it!"   Annie McL. wedding ceremony

"Josh was amazing. He was so easy to work with and provided great music for both students and staff. He had such great feedback from students too."  Holmesglen TAFE Orientation Week 

"I want to thank Josh for playing at my 30th birthday last month! I have had great feedback from guests and his song list was excellent. He is a very talented musician and he really did make the night, he suited the venue and the whole theme I was looking for. He looks to have a huge career ahead of him."  S. Brown  

"Josh was great, lovely voice, good song selection, everyone really enjoyed his music. People commented on how good he was." Carlton Tennis Club Christmas Party 

"Firstly, we cannot believe how fantastic Josh was! He sang our wedding songs exactly as we had hoped and it was just perfect! He is a fantastic, talented musician and our guests were blown away. We received so many comments/compliments about who he was and where we found him! He created an amazing atmosphere for the wedding day and evening. We searched for a very long time to find the right person to sing at our wedding, and there is something unique and fantastic about the way Josh sings! Truly brilliant and a very, very talented artist!!" Rob and Davina 

"Josh was fantastic. He played everything we wanted him to play. Was a great night and everyone was full of praise for him. Looked great and sounds great as well!" Sally 

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You play a deposit at the time of confirming the booking to hold the date, the remainder can be paid either at the ceremony in cash or by online transfer.
  

Repertoire -  

3 a.m. (Matchbox 20)

9 to 5 (Dolly Parton)

As long as you love me (Back Street Boys)
Angel (Jack Johnson)

All of me (John Legend)

Across the night (Silverchair)

Adore You (Miley Cyrus)

A thousand years (Christina Perri)

Be my forever (Christina Perri)
Beautiful (Christina Aguilera)

Better be home soon (Crowded House)
Better man (John Butler)

Bloom (Paper Kites)

Blue spotted tail (Fleet Foxes)

Budapest (George Ezra)  
Burn for you (John Farnham)

Baby I Love Your Way (Peter Frampton)
Bella (Angus and Julia Stone)
Californication (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Candy (Paolo Nuttini)
Can’t feel my face (The Weekend)

Caraluna (Bacilos)

Chandelier (Sia)

Chasing Cars (Snowpatrol)

Chasing Pavements (Adele)

Creep (Radiohead)

Cherry Trees (Deb Talan)

Cherry wine (Hosier)

Cinema (Benny Benassi)

Close to you (The Carpenters)

Cod liver oil and orange juice (Hamish Imlach)

Coin Laundry (Lisa Mitchell)

Could you be loved (Bob Marley)

Cross eyed (The Morning Benders)

Don’t speak (No Doubt)

Don’t you think it’s time (Bob Evans)

Drops of Jupiter (Train)

Fall at your feet (Crowded House)

Free (Rudimental)
​Feels like we only go backwards (Tame Impala)
Frank Sinatra (Cake)
Fire and the Flood (Vance Joy)

Fix you (Cold Play)

Forever Young (Youth Group)
Forever (Ben Harper)

From this moment (Shania Twain)

Fast Car (Tracy Chapman)
Greatest View (Silverchair)
Give me love (Ed Sheeran)

Gladdest thing (Deb Talan)

Going to a town (Rufus Wainwright)

Grievances (Daniel Johnston)

Ghost of Tom Joad (Bruce Springsteen) 
Have yourself a merry little Christmas (Judy Garland)

Hevenu Shalom Aleichem ( Traditional Jewish)

Heartbeats (Jose Gonzales)
Heaven (Bryan Adams)

Heroes (David Bowie)

Hey there Delilah (Plain White Tees)

Hey Ya (Outkast)

Higher Love (James Vincent McMorrow)

Hotline Bling (Drake) 
Hold on tight (Greg Holden)

Hold on We’re Going Home (Drake) 
Holy Grail (Hunters and Collectors)

Honeymoon (Johnny Stimson)

House of the Rising Sun (The Animals) 
I am not a robot (Marina and the Diamonds)

I Don’t want to miss a thing (Aerosmith)

I Follow Rivers (Lykke Li)
I got mine (The Black Keys) 
I try (Macy Gray) 
I will survive (Cake) 

I will spend my whole life loving you (Kina Grannis)

I will wait (Mumford and Sons)

In Bloom (Nirvana)

In the long run (The Staves)

It is all that matters (Justin Beiber)

I’m Yours (Jason Mraz)

Jingle Bell Rock (Bobby Helms)

Joelene (Dolly Parton)Just a boy (Angus and Julia Stone)

Kids (MGMT)
Killing me softly (Fugees)

Kissing You (Des’ree)
Kiss from a Rose (Seal)

Let it be me (Ray La Montagne)
Let no man steal your thyme (Carrey Mulligan) Informer (Snow)
La vie en rose (Louis Armstrong)

Last Request (Paolo Nutini)

Lay it all on me (Ed Sheeran)

Let her go (Passenger)

Let Go (Frou Frou)
Landslide (Dixie Chicks)
Like I’m going to lose you (Meghan Trainor)

Lose yourself (Eminem)

Love yourself (Justin Beiber)

Maybe I’m amazed (Paul McCartney)

Magic (Cold Play)

Mango Tree (Angus and Julia)
Make you feel my love (Adele)

Mardy Bum (Arctic Monkeys)

Michelle (The Beatles)

Moondance (Van Morison)

Motherless Child (Eric Clapton)
Ms Jackson (Outkast)
Mustang Sally (Wilson Picket)

Nakamarra (Hiatus Koyote)

Nancy from now on (Father John Misty)

Never tear us apart (INXS)

Nothing compares 2 U (Sinead O’Connor)

Nutbush City Limits (Tina Turner)

Old Man (Neil Young) 
Only Love (Ben Howard)

Ordinary people (John Legend) 
 

Paper Aeroplane (Angus and Julia Stone)

Paperweight (Joshua Radin)

People get ready (Curtis Mayfield) 
Perfect (Ed Sheeran)

Perfect Stranger (Magnetic man)

Piledriver Waltz (Alex Turner)

Pride in the name of love (U2)

Pumped up Kicks (Foster the People)

Regulate (Nate Dog and Warren G)
Ring of fire (Johnny Cash)

Riptide (Vance Joy) 

Rhythm of love (Plain white T’s)

River (Joni Mitchell)

Romeo and Juliet (Dire straits)

Running up that hill (Kate Bush)

Santa Monica (Everclear)

Saturn’s lights (Deb Talan)

Say you won’t let go (James Arthur)

Sea creatures (Soak)

Shape of you (Ed Sheeran)

Seven Days (Craig David)
She Burns (Foy Vance)

Shine On (The Kooks)
She taught me how to yodel (Frank Ifield)

Say my name (Destiny's Child) 
Skinny Love (Birdy)

So much more than this (Grave Vanderwhaal)

Somewhere only we know (Keane)

Something in the way she moves (James Taylor)
Shut up and dance (Walk the moon)

Skinny Love (Bon Iver)
Stand by me (Ben E. King)

Starman (David Bowie)

Still falling for you (Ellie Goulding)

Stay with me (Sam Smith)

Sunday Morning (Maroon 5)

Sweet Home Chicago (Blues)
Sweet child o mine (Guns and roses)

Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)
The Greatest Showman - Rewrite the stars

The Metre (Powderfinger)
The Horses (Darryl Braithwaite)

Take me to Church (Hosier)
Take on the world (You me at six)

Teardrop (Massive attack)

The Beast (Angus and Julia Stone)

The Blacksmith (Steeleye Span)

The Ghost of Tom Joad (Bruce Springsteen)

The less I know the better (Tame Impala) 
The man who sold the world (David Bowie)

The scientist (Coldplay)

Thinking about you (Frank Ocean) 
This old love (lior)

There’s nothing holdin me back (Shawn Mendes)

Titanium (David Guetta)

Two Points (Deb Talan)

Toxic (Brittany Spears)

True Colours (Kasey Chambers)

Under pressure (Queen) 
Uptown Funk (Mark Ronson)

Valerie (Amy Winehouse)

Ventura Highway (America) 

Wagin Wheel (Old Crow Medecine Show)

Why do you only call me when you’re high (Arctic Monkeys)
Walking Away (Craig David)

We Belong together (Ritchie Valens)

What I Got (Sublime)

When Doves Cry (Prince)

When you say nothing at all (Ronan Keating)

Why does it always rain on me (Travis )
Wicked Game (Chris Isaak)

Wild World (Cat Stevens)

Without You (Silverchair)
Wonderwall (Oasis)
You’re everything (Michael Buble)
You and me (Lifehouse)
You’re my best friend (Queen)

 

Classics
Across the Universe (Beatles)
Ain't no sunshine (Bill Withers)
All you need is love (Beatles)
At Last ( Ray Charles and more)
Blackbird (Beatles)
Can’t help falling in love (Elvis)

Feeling good (Nina Simone)
Georgia on my mind (Standard)
Grandma's hands (Bill Withers) 
I got a woman (Ray Charles)

I just called to say I love you (Stevie Wonder)

Imagine (John Lennon)
Here comes the sun (Beatles)
Hallelujah (L.Cohen)
Heart of Gold (Neil Young) 
Hotel California (The Eagles)
Let it be (Beatles)
Love (Nat King Cole)

One Love (Bob Marley)
Scarborough Fair (trad)

Signed sealed delivered (Stevie Wonder)

Sitting on the dock of the bay (Otis Redding) 
Somewhere over the rainbow (uke versn avail)
Someone like you (Adele)
Songbird (Fleetwood Mac)
Sorrento moon (Tina Arena)

Space Oddity (David Bowie) 
Stand by me (Ben E. King)

Unchained melody (Righteous Brothers)

While my guitar gently weeps (ukelele version available) 
You’ve Got a Friend (James Taylor)
What a wonderful world

You are my sunshine (Johnny Cash)