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Things to consider while shortlisting musicians in Chennai

These are the things to consider while hiring musicians for your wedding:

Set your budget

This is the main step while you are planning a wedding. Make sure you set the budget for the musicians.

Decide on the style

Decide on whether you need classical music, light music, or DJ beats. Check with your family members for their preference. Don't forget to ask your grandparents for their likes and dislikes! For traditional weddings, you might also need Nadaswaram, thavil, or chenda melam artists as well.

Decide on the occasions

Be it the sangeet ceremony or the wedding reception, decide on what kind of music you need and on which occasions you need them. Be very clear and specific here.

Check where the musicians can play at the venue

Check if the wedding venue has exclusive space / stage for wedding musicians. Make sure the artists get a proper place to show their art! If you have to set a stage, you will have to contact you wedding decorator for this.

Research and explore

Check the internet, go to live shows, and speak with people to gain more knowledge. Be prepared with questions when you meet the artists for music.

Talent hunt amongst family

Check if your family has a hidden gem. Especially for sangeet and mehendi ceremonies, along with the main artist you can also include family members to keep the event more engaging. Also check with the artist if they can include your hidden gem in their performance. Imagine the surprise amongst your family when they see the secret performance!

Music services

No wedding is complete without music. Music creates a sense of positive vibes around. With the inclusion of music, any boring ceremony would get interesting. Music makes people groove, sing, enjoy the occasion. Music keeps wedding guests engaged while you are busy with all the rituals.

Music is a divine form of entertainment and only when we respect it, it gives all its powers to us. Only the right musicians know how to respect music and devote themselves to it. Only they have the power to make their surroundings fill with positive thoughts.

In a wedding, be it the sangeet ceremony or, music is mandatory. A step further it to organise an orchestra or DJ party and bam! your wedding will be the most memorable.

Where can you get such musicians who can make your day? If you are reading this, you should know who can get you such musicians.

Browse through our musicians to book your favourite ones among them!

Tips to find the best musicians in Chennai

These are the tips to find the best musicians:


Artists who are good in different styles of music is always a plus point. They are the main crowd pullers and will engage the guests with their talent while you get ready for your wedding reception or any ceremony.

Live shows Visit their live shows and observe how they attract the crowd. Make notes if necessary.

Instrumental music

More than karoke, live instruments create more attention. The live fusions, live performance will make your wedding the best!

Open to talents

What more do you need than an artist who helps in getting the talent out from the crowd? You can even explore the hidden talent in you!


This is an obvious point, however, what we are trying to mention is that they are available on the multiple occasions and can help you with last minute performances.

Select the musicians from WeddingBazaar

Not interested in taking any risks? Okay then, we are here to help you. Our wedding planning experts from WeddingAssist platform does all the required research for musicians and will filter out the best options based on your needs.

What makes musicians in WeddingBazaar different from others

Our music experts are not just pros in music, but also have the art of gaining crowd attention throughout the show. From being on time to agreeing to any last-minute song requests, they are the best one can find. Try their service yourselves if you don't believe us!

Popular music styles in Chennai

Popular music styles are classical, modern, DJ, fusion, light music, nadaswaram, carnatic music, bollywood romantic hits, etc..

Steps involved in hiring musicians in Chennai

These are the steps involved in hiring musicians:

  1. Set your budget
  2. Meet the musicians and watch their live performance
  3. Mention whether they will perform with the musicians in your family
  4. Mention all your other preferences to the musicians
  5. Shortlist the musicians based on the price, preference, availability
  6. Filter out the musicians as and when they don't meet any of your criteria. Have another round discussion if need be
  7. Book a musician

How to request a quote for musicians from WeddingBazaar

After you select the musicians, mention your name, email ID, phone number, and the best time to reach you. One of our wedding planning experts will then contact you for further process.

The price range of musicians in Chennai*

Category Cost
Orchestra Rs.25,000 to Rs.60,000
Band Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 40,000
Nadaswaram* Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 30,000
DJ Rs. 15,000 to Rs, 1,50,000

*Charges per hour

*Prices may vary according to individual preferences.


What kind of services can I expect from professional musicians?

Musicians provide services like light music orchestra, DJ, karaoke, nadhaswaram, chenda melam, instrumental music, etc..

What is the approximate cost of musicians in Chennai?

Depending on the genre of music, the cost of musicians in Chennai will be around Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 50,000.

How many days in advance do I need to book musicians in Chennai?

Musicians need to be booked at least 6 months before the wedding.

Do you play both classical and modern music?

Yes, depending on your preference the musicians can play either classical or modern music.

How much is the advance payment for musicians?

Musicians expect a certain percentage of their payment as advance to confirm the booking.

Can we see any live performance of the artist?

It depends on the artist. Some artists do an exclusive live performance while the other do not.

What are the occasions for which the musicians perform?

Musicians can perform for occasions like the wedding reception, sangeet ceremony, haldi ceremony, band for baraat ceremony, and during the wedding.

How many artists will you accompany with you?

Depending on the kind and scale of performance the number of artists will vary. Please check this with the service provider.

Do the musicians need rehearsals at the venue?

In most cases, music artists do not request for a rehearsal at the venue.

Any discounts or offers available for musicians?

Watch out for the 'Offers' section in our website to find out about great deals and discounts on wedding music services. To get notified about latest offers sign up here.

Are DJ services available?

Yes, DJ services are available.

Will the musicians get mics and speakers?

Yes, if mentioned in the contract the musicians will bring the audio system. In some cases you will have to arrange this with the help of your wedding decorator.

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