Hiring a Bollywood violinist for your wedding reception (Updated March 2020)

11 MAY 2017
Blog post by Adam Southall
Estimated read time: 2 minutes

Entertainment provided by a Bollywood style violinist has become a must-have feature of Asian weddings in the UK in recent years. Their popularity is now spreading to Western weddings where the bridal couples are looking for something a bit more exotic than the more standard entertainment options.

Such violinists can perform a range of Indian music, from Bollywood hits to Bhangra melodies, often interspersed with Western pop covers.

Bollywood style violinists usually dress in traditional Indian garments to provide as authentic an experience as possible.

They usually perform for 2 x 45-minute sets during the wedding meal at your reception venue – they can usually roam in between your guests as they dine, creating a very interactive form of entertainment.

View some of our Bollywood wedding violinists performing live...

Many perform on electric violins so they can easily project their sound even in very large spaces with several hundred guests. An acoustic violinist is adequate for smaller venues with fewer guests.

Bollywood violinists perform to high-quality backing tracks which provide harmonic and rhythmic accompaniment to the rich sound of the violin.

If you would like to hire a Bollywood violinist for your wedding, submit an enquiry to receive offers directly from our carefully curated selection of musicians.

On FixTheMusic, musicians always provide quotes directly to you with a clear breakdown of costs so you can make an informed decision – no other costs are added, and once you’re happy to book, you can pay securely online via card.

FixTheMusic is free for event planners to use – the price you agree with musicians is the price you pay. There are no costs added on top and 0% booking fees.

If you're planning your own wedding in the UK, what are your plans for the live music or entertainment on your special day? Tell us in the comments section below!

— Adam is a co-founder of FixTheMusic and works on everything from copywriting and marketing to design and user experience. He studied Music at Cambridge University. Adam is a keen pianist, and also learned cello and trumpet from an early age.