Welcome to Jonny Ross Music, the complete live entertainment service. We are one of the UK’s Leading Music Agencies, providing wedding bands, DJs and singers in Leeds, Harrogate, York, Bradford, Halifax, Manchester, London and all over the UK. With over eight years experience in the Live Music industry both nationally and internationally we can offer entertainment specific to your event. Whether it be a full party band, solo acoustic set, Interactive DJ Service or a package combination, Jonny Ross Music can accommodate your needs.
The most important part of your reception, party or special occasion is the music. Pick a service that will create an event to remember every time. We have provided music to over 1000 events Worldwide in the last 5 years. We specialise in creating music packages that suit your needs. We have acts to cater for both the day and night element of your event. Whether it be background, party, swing or Dj music. We have some incredible wedding bands and acts including The Jonny Ross Band, Colour Blue, The Kicks and many more.
We also have a range of string quartets, jazz bands and acoustic duos. We are passionate about having the best acts in the country and guarantee that any service you hire from us you will receive an extremely entertaining and professional service. If you’re on our site you probably have something exciting planned, get in touch and we will ensure your expectations are met.
Our unique Dj service allows you to pick the music you and your guests want for the party. For details on this please visit the tab across the top.
On Saturday we had the pleasure of travelling to Lake Windermere for Alex & Keith’s Winter Wedding. It was a fantastic evening overlooking Lake Windermere. Check out our snaps of the evening in the Image Gallery!
Congrats to Alex and Lynsey Brooker
Posted: November 18, 2014
It was a pleasure to perform for Alex and Lynsey Brooker’s big day at Hazlewood Castle – Yorkshire with the wedding band. We had a fantastic time playing a wide selection of songs chosen by the bride and groom. Have a great future together!
We are now open for Music Lessons within Yorkshire. If you are looking to learn the saxophone, guitar, bass guitar drums or to sing please visit the “Music School” section of the site.
Review in Leeds City Dweller from a recent gig at The Botanist
Posted: November 12, 2014
I have always loved the Botanist; I was enticed by its atmosphere and cosy wooden feel. It warms you up on a cold winter evening (and I don’t just mean by turning the heating up). It has an inviting relaxed ambience which envelopes you as you listen to the live acoustic music. I went on a Wednesday night to have a bite to eat and a drink or three whilst being serenaded by the local musical talent. We sat at one of the tables by the bar and proceeded to order a few ‘nibbles’ to make sure the cocktails wouldn’t go down the wrong way. We decided on the cumberland and pork chipolatas with honey grain mustard, salt and pepper onion petals and a deli board with meats and cheese. It was all delicious and a perfect mid week ‘pre drink’ bite.
For those of you that know the Botanist, you will know cocktails are their speciality; and for those that don’t, I am here to tell you just how special they are. I only have limited words for my article, so I can’t talk about them all; although I would if I could. We had different cocktails each time so we could sample a few and then decided on our favourites. Rachel being a lover of the classic Caipirinha fell in love with the Botanist’s Basil and Plum version. I myself, was torn between the English Mojito (English because it’s made with Gin) with its cool and fresh cucumber finish and the Raspberry and Thyme Martini. The latter was a risky choice, I wasn’t sure about thyme in a drink but I was pleasantly surprised; it set it off beautifully.
All of their cocktails have a unique edge, making each drink a new, exciting taste sensation. In their most recent charity venture, The Botanist bartenders had competed against one another to create a charity cocktail which would be sold throughout the month of October to raise money for The Haven Breast Cancer Support Centre. The aptly named winning cocktail ‘Seventh Haven’, tastes like liquid chocolate orange, made with ‘Bloom Gin’, to add a unique floral edge to the ‘heavenly’ charity cocktail. It was wonderful to see our local businesses supporting such a worthy cause. I am secretly hoping they decide to make it a permanent feature, if not I am more than happy with the incredible selection they already have.
You would think the cocktails would be the highlight of the night and although a close second, the music topped it for me. I knew The Botanist had live music but what I didn’t know was, it is every night! They have an array of professional singers and musicians each with a different style. Although they will always play to the crowd, they tend to have duo acts on the busier nights to give it a bit more oomph and more mellow acts on the calmer evenings to suit to mood.
We were lucky enough to experience the dulcet tones of Jonny Ross. He started singing a few well known numbers, ranging from Mumford and Sons to a bit of John Legend. He even threw in his own adaptation of ‘Lucky’ by Pharrell Williams. His version was amazing; he had me silenced (which is difficult to achieve I can tell you). He then said the words we had been waiting to hear… ‘any requests’. We threw a few challenging ones at him over the course of the evening and what was really impressive is he knew them all! He is the ‘rain man’ of the music world, not only that but he actually runs a couple of the largest music agencies in the UK. The Botanist has really gone all out to provide Leeds with top entertainment. Rachel then decided to change (some may say lower) the tone and requested a ‘Back Street Boys’ classic. Jonny looked a little hesitant, that was until half of the bar had started signing ‘I want it that way’; even the bar staff were dancing along! We had an amazing evening, the staff could not have been lovelier and for me that makes the world of difference. Great atmosphere, amazing cocktails and vivacious music; three darn good reasons to head down to The Botanist.
Finalist for Best Band in Wedding Industry Awards!
Posted: November 11, 2014
Wedding Industry Awards
Posted: November 4, 2014
Extremely excited to announce that we have been shortlisted as The UK’s best wedding band provider. Awards night is Monday 10th November. We can’t wait for the result!
Thanks to all those who came to the Music Showcase Evening at Ripley!
Posted: October 27, 2014
On Thursday 16th October we held a Music Showcase Evening at the Wonderful Ripley Castle. Thanks to all those who came along it was a fantastic evening!
Photo from wedding at East Riddlesden Hall
Lovely couple of photo from Mark and Catriona’s wedding at East Riddlesden Hall! Photo’s courtesy of Steve McNiven Photography
Ripley Castle Showcase A Week Today
Posted: October 9, 2014
The Ripley Castle Music Showcase is one week today! Be sure to come along and check out all our acts. For all tickets please visit www.jonnyrossmusic.com/showcase
Dates for the diary!
Posted: September 29, 2014
Please see a few dates for your diary this Week
Wednesday 1st October- Jonny Ross Acoustic live from the Botanist
Thursday 2nd October- Wedding Music Showcase- Castlefield Rooms Manchester- 7:00pm-9:00pm
Sunday 5th October- Old Swan- Harrogate- Wedding Fair 11-3:00pm
What a night on Saturday at Rudding Park Hotel- Harrogate!
What a lovely email to receive this morning, from a wedding we did at The Priory Cottages – Yorkshire! Along with some cracking images of the evening!
A huge thank you to Jonny and his band for the superb entertainment at our wedding at the gorgeous Priory Cottages, nr Wetherby. Amongst all the drama with the Tour De France weekend, you managed to get to us with minimal fuss and provide top class music! We had so many wonderful comments from our guests and they certainly danced the night away! Ellie continued with the excellent entertainment on the DJ stand, and was very accommodating to our guest’s requests! From the moment we heard your music we wanted you at our wedding and you didn’t let us down. Fantastic service, music and we would highly recommend you to all our friends and family. Richard and Kelly King x
Truly Magical moment from a wedding at Ripley Castle This Weekend
Jonny Ross Band: an exceptional end to an exceptional day!
Top quality band and top quality service. Jonny and the gang played live at our wedding in May 2014 (Leeds) and it was definitely one of the highlights of the entire day.
Firstly, Jonny met us a month or so before to discuss things and even helped us sort out are first dance ‘mash up’ and right after our humiliation on the dance floor the whole band kicked in and played ‘hey ho’ by the Lumineers (that we requested) and got everyone up and singing along. That set the president for whole the evening really. They had an extensive set list to pick from but we basically said we wanted a nice mix of old and new to dance to and they nailed it: from early 60s Motown to recent hits, the songs were perfect for everyone and there wasn’t a single space on the dance floor all night (it actually had to be extended!). Through in a couple of slow burners for the lovers in the room and it was the perfect complement to our wedding day. Absolutely everyone had a great time and it is a testament to their appeal. Then to top it off Jonny turned DJ and kept everyone dancing till the early hours!
Thanks to Jonny and the band, the whole entertainment planning etc., was effortless for us, meaning we just got stuck in and enjoyed the party! I couldn’t recommend a better band/DJ, their versatility and experience will definitely help make your day that bit better!
Really cannot thank you guys enough. All the best.
Dae & Jodie Dawson
Fantastic review from a recent wedding at East Riddlesden Hall
Good Morning Jonny,
We would just like to send you a quick email to say thank you for making our wedding day the perfect day. Tom was fantastic, and his version of “All of me” (our first dance) in our opinion was better than the original. All our guests commented on how fantastic the band were and it seems to be one of the talking points of the day. They kept the dance floor full all night and the dj’ing after was perfect playing good music and also those god awful requests (keeping our guests happy).
So once again thank you so much, & we will recommend people to check out Jonnyrossmusic.com
Mr & Mrs Hargreaves
Andy & Charlotte
Upcoming Wedding Fayres
Posted: August 21, 2014
The Engine Shed- Wetherby 7th September
Castlefield Rooms- Manchester- 21st September
The Leeds Club- 16th October
Wood Hall Hotel and Spa- 2nd November
Pic from a recent wedding in Stafford!
Posted: August 20, 2014
Wedding DJ at Great John Street Manchester
Posted: August 11, 2014
Lovely review from Jenny and Adam who’s wedding we did on 2nd August at Great John Street Manchester!
★★★★★ Ellie, one of the DJ’s at Jonny Ross Music supplied the music for our wedding reception on Sat 2nd August. The company, particularly Jonny who we spoke directly too during our initial enquiry and organisation, was superb. Out of the many DJ’s we rang he was the only one who rang me back the same day (many of the others didn’t even bother!) and was helpful, polite, informative right from the off. Ellie our DJ was superb, she rang us prior to the wedding to find out our tastes, get to know us and was very flexible with everything. Ellie set up all the equipment discreetly and brought disco lights for atmosphere. She played a few extra songs at the end as the party was still going and smiled the whole time! Jonny Ross Music also has an online programme where you and/or your guests can enter songs to be played which worked great for us. Thank you Jonny and Ellie. Jenny and Adam.
This Weeks Live Gigs!
Posted: July 23, 2014
This weeks Live gigs Courtesy of Jonny Ross Music!
Thursday- 5pm- Dukes 92- Manchester- Live Acoustic Set from Colour Blue
Friday- 5pm- Dukes 92- Manchester- Live Acoustic Set from Jonny Ross
Friday 9pm- The Botanist- Leeds- Live Acoustic Set from Jonny Ross
Friday 11pm- The Yard- Ilkley- Live Dj Set from Dj Sut until 3am
Saturday 11pm- The Yard- Ilkley- Live Dj Set from DJ Mark Williams until 3am
Sunday- 2pm- Dukes 92- Manchester- Live Acoustic Set from Steven
Sunday 2pm- The Botanist- Leeds- Live Acoustic set from Jonny Ross & Nic Sykes
Fantastic Wedding at Cubley Hall
On Thursday 17th we played for Sarah and Richard’s special day at Cubley Hall. We provided the wedding band and dj package at the Sheffield venue. The night was started with their first dance “Higher Love” by James Vincent Mcmorrow and then followed with band classics such as “I feel so close” by Calvin Harris, Signed Sealed Delivered and Get Lucky. Here’s a snap of the happy couple, we wish you all the best in the future. Photo by Lissa Alexandra Photography
Live at Tour De France THIS WEEKEND!!!
Posted: July 2, 2014
The Dare 2b Festival of Cycling is home to the official ceremonial start of the Tour De France, and throughout the weekend there will be various sources of entertainment, which will include live music from Jonny Ross and his Band. Fronted by Jonny, the band also includes a two-piece brass section, lead guitar, keyboards, bass and drums.
Performing most weekends the Jonny Ross band is no stranger to putting on a great show, never failing to entertain the crowd with an energetic performance. The set for this weekend will include a mixture of genre from rock, blues, reggae/ska and pop. Individual songs will include ‘Hotel California’ by The Eagles, ‘Could you be loved’ by Bob Marley and recently topping the charts, ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams. Cycling in Yorkshire is fast becoming a popular pastime and to be able to host such an event as the start of the Tour De France will surely boost its popularity even more. Jonny Ross and his band feel privileged to be a part of such a huge festival, and performing on the center stage on Sunday will be an experience second to none. Being a family festival, the set of music has been carefully chosen to cater for all musical tastes, so do come on down to the center stage on Sunday 6th July to enjoy your festival with the Jonny Ross Band, who will be ready to entertain you with a great set of lively music!
New member of staff
Posted: June 24, 2014
Welcoming Andy to the Jonny Ross Music Team!
Andy will be in charge of developing New Artists to feature on the Jonny Ross Music Website. If you’re looking for a specific band or act please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Congrats to Amy and Craig who’s wedding we did on Sunday at The Woodlands in Leeds. What a crowd, we literally could have played all night. Having worked hard all weekend it was wonderful to receive this message from them
“Morning Jonny, just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and the band for Sunday night, you were absolutely amazing and we have had lots of comments to say how great our guests thought you were. You made the night! Thank you Amy and Craig xx”
Posted: May 19, 2014
This weekend the Wedding Band have an awesome weekend with a wedding at Wentbridge House Friday, East Riddlesden Saturday and The Woodlands in Leeds on Sunday. Going to be an amazing weekend with some really fun parties. We’re performing every first dance live so will be great to create that special moment for the brides and grooms!
Picking a wedding DJ is one of the most important parts of your wedding day. We’ve designed a bespoke service that lets you and your guests pick the music for your special day. With every booking we set up an online forum where you and your guests can make requests prior to the date. It’s a great way of personalising the wedding to your tastes and allows us to get a good idea of what you and your guests are after for the big day. Examples of this can be seen below
DJ Service- Jonny Ross Music from Jonny Ross Music on Vimeo.
Please get in touch to find out more about our service and for quotes on the various packages that we offer.
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The Jonny Ross Band- Tour De France
Posted: May 12, 2014
We are very excited to announce that we will be playing at one of the main events for the Tour De France this year at Harewood House. We will be playing at The Festival of Cycling at Harewood House to thousands of people! For details on the event please visit www.festivalofcycling.org
Wedding Band in Leeds
We had a fantastic gig on Friday with the Wedding Band in Leeds at the Woodlands Hotel on Friday for Dae and Jodie’s big wedding! It was a fantastic crowd in a great wedding venue. We performed their first dance Ho Hey Live and got the crowd going with songs like Wake Me Up, Get Lucky and Dancing in The Dark! We wish them all the best in the future and look forward to seeing them again soon!
Dae & Jodie’s Wedding at The Woodlands in Leeds
Dae & Jodie’s wedding in Leeds
Dae & Jodie’s wedding at the Woodlands in Leeds with the function band
Live at The Botanist
Posted: May 8, 2014
Fantastic night at The Botanist in Leeds last night. It’s an awesome bar with a real twist. They offer unique surroundings, fantastic real ales and some gorgeous cocktails. With Live Music 7 days a week it’s a great bar to go down to be entertained and have a good night. Last night I did an acoustic set which included songs such as Mr Brightside, Dancing in The Dark, Get Lucky, Cannonball, Yellow and many more.
For the chance to see me play there live again I will be there this Sunday (11th May) from 2pm onwards with my good friend Nic Sykes.
Thanks to Karen Ross Photography who took a range of photos last night! To check out more of their work visit www.karenross.co.uk
Jonny Ross Live from the Botanist Photos Courtesy of www.karenross.co.uk
The Jonny Ross Wedding Band
Posted: May 6, 2014
Fantastic weekend with The Jonny Ross Wedding Band in Leeds. We played at a new wedding venue called The Cheerful Chilli for Natalie and Damien’s Wedding. It was an amazing day in a new and unique venue. Details of The New Venue can be found on http://www.thecheerfulchilli.co.uk
We played the First Dance, “Wonderful Tonight” followed by classics such as “Mr Brightside” “Wake Me Up” “Disco 2000″ and many more. Looking forward to this weekends gig with the wedding band at The Woodlands in Leeds!
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Jonny Ross Wedding Band Leeds
Live at The Botanist Leeds
I will be doing a live acoustic set at The Botanist in Leeds tomorrow evening from 7:45pm. Hope to see you all there!
Wedding Band New Song
Posted: April 30, 2014
New song with the Jonny Ross Wedding Band a cover of Happy by Pharrell Williams. It’s a fantastic song that goes down really well at weddings, parties and events. Check their cover out here
We’re hoping to head to the studio in Leeds again very soon and record some more current songs! Got some new song ideas to play with the wedding band!
Hope you enjoy listening
Upcoming Gigs in Leeds & Manchester
Posted: April 29, 2014
Upcoming Acoustic Gig dates for the Diary.Live Music Leeds & Manchester
If you’re looking to book either Colour Blue or Jonny Ross Acoustic for your upcoming party, wedding or event come along to one of the following dates to check me playing live
Saturday 3rd May- 1:30pm- Dukes 92- Manchester
Saturday 3rd May- 9:30pm- The Yard- Ilkley
Jonny Ross Acoustic
Sunday 4th May- 1:30pm-4:00pm Dukes 92 Manchester
Sunday 4th May- 9:30pm Onwards The Yard- Ilkley
Wednesday 7th May- 7:30pm- The Botanist Leeds City Centre
Sunday 11th May- 1:30pm- The Botanist Leeds City Centre
For information please visit www.jonnyrossmusic.com
This week we will be performing all over Yorkshire with the Wedding Band in places like Leeds, Harrogate and Manchester. We’ve put together a fantastic set list for the weekend to keep everyone entertained. It’s a pleasure performing with The Wedding Band in such top venues across Yorkshire. Check out our new cover of Get Lucky to get an idea of our band for hire!
Our new wedding Dj Service allows you and your guests to pick the music you want for your party or event. With each booking we set up an online forum where you can personalise the playlist. An example of this can be seen below
We are very excited to announce that The Jonny Ross Band will be performing at this years Tour De France at Harewood House in Harrogate. They will be on the main stage across the weekend of 5th-6th July! For Tickets visit www.festivalofcycling.org
YORKSHIRE WEDDING FESTIVAL- THIS SUNDAY @ BROUGHTON HALL SKIPTON
Posted: March 24, 2014
This Sunday we will be exhibiting at The Yorkshire Wedding Festival from 11am-4pm at Broughton Hall- Skipton. Come check out the band playing live along with other singers and acts. Going to be a fantastic day!
The event will focus on our three venues – Broughton Hall, Eden and Utopia – and how they can be used to host any event from weddings to birthday parties to anniversary dinners. It will be held on the Broughton Hall Estate on Sunday 23rd March from 11am – 4pm.