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Solo Acoustic, Duo, Band & DJ 

Room lighting, dance floor lighting, festoon lights, fairy lights, lectern & AV

Corporate & government event audio/visual services

Wedding ceremony chairs, flower/garden wall, dance floor hire

Unlimited prints & table props provided for the duration of your event

Live music & DJ packages available

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The regions leading booking agent for solo artists, duos, bands and DJs

 
 

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ABOUT ME

Chicago Charles is the complete wedding and event package. Combining his extensive experience providing live acoustic music, DJing, audio visual and lighting to a wide variety of weddings, parties and corporate events. 

Chicago Charles will tailor an event package to suit your individual needs and budget. This can vary from playing live acoustic music during your ceremony, learning a special song for your walk down the aisle, playing background music during drinks and dinner, to sing-a-longs and dancing music at your reception or DJ’ing your choice of music.

 

All Charles' wedding and event packages include your choice of room lighting to enhance the atmosphere of your venue. Charles can also provide you with dance floor hire, white ceremony chair hire, festoon lighting and fairy lights. Great lighting can make all the difference by creating the right ambiance or party atmosphere.

SONG LIST

20 Good Reasons Thirsty Merc

3am Matchbox 20

500 Miles Proclaimers

All For You Sister Hazel

All I Want is You U2

All of Me John Legend

Amazed Lonestar

Amazing Alex Lloyd

Angel Jack Johnson

Are u Having Fun Eagle Eye Cherry

At Last Etta James

Baby I Love Your Way Peter Frampton

Babylon Angus & Julia Stone

Better Be Home Soon Crowded House

Better Man Pearl Jam

Better Screaming Jets

Better Together Jack Johnson

Black and Gold Sam Sparro

Blame it on me George Ezra

Blister in the Sun Violent Femmes

Blower’s Daughter Damian Rice

Blue Suede Shoes Elvis Presley

Body is a Wonderland John Mayer

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Deep Blue Something

Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison

Budapest George Ezra

Burn for You John Farnham

Cannonball Damian Rice

Catch my Disease Ben Lee

Closer Neyo

Crash Into Me Dave Mathews

Creep Radio Head

Crying Shame Diesel

Dakota Stereophonics

Daughter Pearl Jam

Dead or Alive Bon Jovi

Dolphins Cry Live

Don't Stop Believing Journey

Dream Catch Me Newton Faulkner

Drive Incubus

Drugs Don't Work Verve

Easy Faith No More

Everlong Foo Fighters

Everybody Backstreet Boys

Everything You Want Vertical Horizon

Faith George Michael

Fall At Your Feet Crowded House

Fast Car Tracy Chapman

Feels Like Home Chantal Kreviazuk

Fire and Rain James Taylor

Fire and the Flood Vance Joy

Flake Jack Johnson

Flame Trees Cold Chisel

Free Falling John Mayer version

Fuc# (forget) You Ceelo Green

Give Me Love Ed Sheeran

Green Eyes Coldplay

Halfway Gone Life House

Hallelujah Jeff Buckley

Heart in Danger Southern Sons

Heart Of The Matter Don Henley

Heaven Brian Adams

Here comes the sun The Beatles

Hey Brother Avicii

Hey Ya Outkast

High and Dry Radiohead

Ho Hey The Lumineers

Holy Grail Hunters & Collectors

Home Edward Sharp

Home to Me Josh Kelley

Hoops The Rubens

Horses Darryl Braithwaite

Hot Chilli Woman Noiseworks

Hurt So Good John Mellancamp 

I Will Wait Mumford and Sons

If Tomorrow Never Comes Garth Brooks

If You Could Only See Tonic

I'm Yours Jason Maraz

Jessie's Girl Rick Springfield 

Khe Sanh Cold Chisel

King of Wishful Thinking Go West

Land Downunder Men at Work

Learn to Dance Steve Goodman

Learn to Fly Foo Fighters

Let Her Cry Roachford

Life Is A Highway Tom Cochrane

Living on a Prayer Bon Jovi

Long Day Matchbox 20

Love Me Like You Do Ellie Goulding

Lover Lover Sonia Dada

Love Yourself Justin Bieber

Mango Tree Angus & Julia Stone

Marry Me Train

Memories Of Us Keith Urban

Message in a Bottle John Mayer version

More Than Words Extreme

Mountain Chocolate Starfish

Mr Brightside The Killers

Mr Jones Counting Crows

My Baby Ian Moss

My Happiness Powderfinger

My Hero Foo Fighters

Never Tear Us Apart INXS

No Diggity Black Street

No Such Thing John Mayer

Ocean Drive Duke Dumont

On My Mind Powderfinger

One love U2

Only To Be With You Roachford

Open Your Eyes Snow Patrol

Puple Rain Prince

Revelry Kings of Leon

Revolution Tracy Chapman

Rip Tide Vance Joy

Run to Paradise Choir Boys

Sail the Widest Stretch Powderfinger

Santa Monica Everclear

Save Tonight Eagle Eye Cherry

Say you won’t let go James Arthur

Selling the Drama Live

Semi Charmed Life Third Eyed Blind

She Will Be Loved Maroon 5

Shimmer Fuel

Shutup & Dance Walk The Moon

Signed Sealed Delivered Stevie Wonder

Sitting Waiting Wishing Jack Johnson

Slide Goo Goo Dolls

So Beautiful Pete Murray

Songbird Bernard Fanning

Stand by me Ben E.King

Stay with me Sam Smith

Steal My Kisses Ben Harper

Story of a Girl Nine Days

Stupid Mouth John Mayer

Summer of 69 Brian Adams

Superstition Stevie Wonder

Sweet Child of Mine Guns’n Roses

Sweet Home Alabama Lenard Skinard

Take Me Back Noiseworks

Tenerife Sea Ed Sheeran

The Gambler Kenny Rogers

The Outdoor Type Lemonheads

These Days Powderfinger  

Thinking out loud Ed Sheeran

This Old Love Lior

This Year’s Love David Grey

Throw Your Arms Hunters & Collectors

Till Kingdom Come Cold Play

Time of Your Life Greenday

Time Warp Rocky Horror Picture Show

Times Like These Foo Fighters

Tip of my Tongue Diesel

To Be With You Mr Big

To Her Door Paul Kelly

Today Joshua Radin

Touch Noiseworks

Tribute Tenacious D

Truly Madly Deeply Savage Garden

Tuckers Daughter Ian Moss

Uptown Funk Mark Ronson

Use Somebody Kings of Leon

Waiting Wishing Jack Johnson

Lightning Crashes Live

Valarie Amy Winehouse

Wake Me Up Avicii

Walking in Memphis Marc Cohan

Warm Love Van Morrison

Watch Over Me Bernard Fanning

What About Me Shannon Knoll

Why Does it Always Rain on Me Travis

Why Georgia John Mayer

Wish You Well Bernard Fanning

Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd

With or Without You U2

Wonderwall Oasis

You make my dreams come true Hall & Oats

You and Me Life House

Your Song Elton John

You’re The Voice John Farnham

You're a God Vertical Horizon

+ many more.

 

I'm also more than happy to discuss learning a particular song for your special event

ENTERTAINMENT TIPS

Why is the music I choose so important to my wedding?

Before you choose the music for your wedding, it’s important to think about the sort of event you want your friends and family to enjoy. As well as what reflects your style and personality? After the wedding day is over, what will you, your friends and family remember? If they had a great time! This can be greatly influenced by the type of entertainment and music you choose.

 

So, what sort of music should I choose? A DJ or live music?

Why not choose both! Some great musicians also provide DJ services as part of their wedding package.  What would be better than live acoustic music throughout your ceremony, drinks and dinner, followed by your choice of dance music to get people on the dance floor?!

 

Do I need music for my wedding ceremony?

This is a personal choice, however having a live musician can certainly add to the ambiance of the ceremony. Most good musicians will learn your special song to sing down the aisle.  You will also need to select a few other songs for the more formal parts of the ceremony, such as the signing of the register or walking back up the aisle as a newly married couple.

 

How do I choose my wedding songs and what do I need specific songs for?

You will probably already have some songs that are “your” songs as a couple. Listen to the lyrics and choose a style that suits you as a couple! (You may have very different musical tastes; it’s often fun to choose some less expected wedding songs!) If you don’t have any songs in mind, talk to your musician, they are professionals at this, and can help advise you on songs and genres that suit your style and wedding.

 

If you are having a more formal wedding, you will need songs for the ceremony (walking down the aisle, signing of the register, etc.), the bridal party entrance to the reception, your first dance, the cutting of the cake, the garter and bouquets toss, your farewell… and many more…. It’s really up to you and your musician to discuss and choose exactly what best suits your wedding style.

 

What type of wedding am I having?

It’s important to consider what type of wedding you are hoping for… do you want the music to be in the background or do you want a party atmosphere? Or both?!

 

HOT TIP!

Don’t forget to consider you seating arrangements!! Keep the oldies at a table well away from speaker’s; leave plenty of room for dancing; and where the speeches will take place.

 

How can I add to the atmosphere during my wedding reception or party?

That’s easy! Don’t forget the importance of great lighting.  Lighting will help to create the right atmosphere and ambiance! It will also have a significant impact on the mood of your guests. Lighting can always be coordinated to suit the theme of your wedding…… and it’s a great way to get people up on the dance floor!

 

What questions should I ask my DJ or musician… to avoid mishaps?!

Communication is the key – if they want to be part of your day – you should become friends… they need to know your music tastes (AND more importantly you musical dislikes – don’t forget to give them a list of your banned list of songs!); your musician should meet your MC, celebrant, venue manager, caterers and anyone else critical to the day.  This way they can all work together to ensure your wedding is a seamless event…… So all you have to do on the day is enjoy yourself!

 

Also consider, will your musician be providing all lighting and sound equipment? Don’t forget to consider the benefits of great sound equipment – no feedback, the right volume, and plenty of bass for dancing! Do you need to hire a dance floor?

 

Your musician should be a professional!

Your musician or DJ should be the first to arrive (everything set up before your event begins) and the last to leave – once the last guest departs the dance floor.  Leading up to your wedding day, they should be available to discuss any details or uncertainties you might have.  They do this for a living, so don’t hesitate to ask lots of questions, after all they are there to help in any way!

 

Chicago Charles has been a professional live music and wedding DJ for over 10 years.  Charles and his team have a wide range of knowledge regarding every aspect of your wedding music, lighting and AV requirements.

 
 

"People tend to overuse the word 'awesome' in general, but when it comes to Charles, that's what sums him up best.

 

He learnt songs for us, kept us relaxed about the atmosphere on our wedding day, and just absolutely smashed the performing at the reception/playlist with his DJ set.

 

We had so many positive comments about Charles' work, and we couldn't have been happier.

 

Just how awesome was he? Well, we ducked off quickly for some night photos before dessert/first dance, and were welcomed back to the room by a packed dance floor as people just couldn't help themselves. Unheard of!

 

A great man, highly recommended"

 

-    Chris & Bel, Wedding Reception - 2017

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

 

I would love the opportunity to meet with you at a time of your convenience to discuss your event in greater depth.  Or better still, it would be great if you could come along to one of my regular gigs in Canberra so you can meet me and see if my style suits your requirements.

 

Don’t forget to like me on Facebook or follow me on Instagram for regular gig updates.

chicagocharles@gmail.com

 

Tel  0424 143 554

Canberra Region

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