October is typically our busiest month and what a cracker it was! Jake and I played music (live and DJing) at six beautiful weddings around NSW and were involved in Mindfully Wed – a small community of conscious, ethical and environmentally aware suppliers within the wedding industry.
Full Moon Circle is this Friday at The Yoga Space in Manly at 7pm. Grab your ticket here!
Head to the live shows and events page if you’d like to watch me live. I play at various bars around Sydney.
I’m very excited to be playing on the performance stage at the Sydney Mind Body Spirit Festival on Thursday October 26th from 2-3pm. I will be doing some chakra balancing through sound and song so please come soak up those high vibes and experience this wonderful festival. Click here for free tickets!
Larissa McKay Music is very excited to be a part of Mindfully Wed, Sydney. It is a wedding expo for conscious couples. It is run by Less Stuff More Meaning and features various vendors that are socially, environmentally and emotionally aware, with a focus on relationships.
We will be playing music throughout the event (live and DJing), so please come and say hi and chat about how we can make your wedding music a perfect reflection of you and your partner’s love.
For us your wedding day should feel warm, joyous, loving, grounded and authentic.
Wedding services offered by LMM:
Ceremony – SOLO piano and vocals
Canapés – DUO piano, vocals, percussion
Reception – DUO piano, vocals, percussion
– DJ & vocals
I am running a special event for Spring Equinox and the New Moon on Friday September 22nd. The event will be held at The Yoga Space in Manly, starts at 7pm and is $30. We will be doing some meditation, rituals around letting go and manifesting the life you desire. It is a beautiful safe space to look inward and evolve. I will also do some sound healing and play some live music for you 🙂
I love playing live wedding music for ceremonies, there’s nothing quite like it in terms of music performing. I love being a part of a couples’ special day; creating a beautiful atmosphere as guests arrive, settling everyone but also building excitement and joy in the space through music. Everyone is slightly nervous and I feel like I am the anchor that happily grounds them. I love watching the emotion and expressions of joy on their faces and hearing the words they have chosen to express the way they feel about each other. I see the reactions of their loved ones, the often unseen support from groomsmen, the flutter of anxiety from friends rushing around organising things and the zen of the celebrant.
My wedding day was so special and I felt so engulfed by love and joy. When brides and grooms choose me to play music for their wedding it really is an honour.
My favourite wedding ceremony songs to play..
Can’t Help Falling in Love – the lyrics to this song are so cute & who doesn’t love Elvis
Latch – the dynamics in the melody create some beautiful rise and fall moments
At Last – the melody of this song is so fun to sing with all those bendy notes
Being a live wedding musician is the best job. I get to travel all over Sydney and to beautiful places in the country like Orange and the Hunter Valley which I may not have visited otherwise. I get to try lots of different beautiful wines and food and work with other creatives who are passionate about what they do. I get to meet lots of different people and all with my hubby by my side (most of the time). But the thing I love most is that I have the chance to share my gift of music to so many different people of all ages, walks of life and to see them enjoying themselves is just the best.
Love & gratitude..
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I had the pleasure of singing and playing piano for Amanda and Martin’s wedding ceremony at St. Mary’s in Manly on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. It was a traditional mass ceremony and so beautiful!
Entry: This I Promise You by Ronan Keating
Signing: Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis
Exit: Special Two by Missy Higgins
TESTIMONIAL FROM THE BRIDE AND GROOM
“Larissa is a amazing wedding singer. From the very start when I emailed her through to my church ceremony.. she has been helpful and made my ceremony so special”
I am holding a New Moon Circle with live music on Friday June 23rd at The Yoga Space in Manly on the Northern Beaches of Sydney and would love you to join. You can read more about the event by clicking here.
Here’s a recording of the classic love song, At Last by Etta James. It’s one of my favourite songs to play and one of the most requested songs for a wedding ceremony..
I first heard Larissa singing live at a club and knew as soon as I heard her beautiful voice that I wanted her to sing at our wedding.Larissa sang at our ceremony & canapés break and provided a lovely touch of elegance to the afternoon. Her playlist was perfect for the occasion and at our request she learnt our favourite songs.
Larissa is extremely professional and I never had a moments doubt that she wouldnt be a perfectionist. Our guests were so happy to be treated to Larissas beautiful voice while they were enjoying the lovely setting by the water in Manly.
Thank you, Larissa, you made our day very special and you were such a delight to work with.