Gerad McArthur from Scottish wedding act GeO Gospel Choir tells us what it was like to perform at the comedian’s wedding and how to make your big day entertainment unforgettable
What got you into weddings? Basically we LOVE love – there’s just something so magical about being part of someone’s big day. We used to sing at friends’ and families’ weddings and realised there was a massive gap in the market for a gospel wedding choir. We’ve been singing at weddings across Scotland for five years now.
Tell us about Kevin Bridges’ wedding Being asked by Kevin and wife Kerry to sing at their wedding was pretty amazing. They chose to have a small and intimate celebration, so it felt all the more special to be a part of their wedding day.
How does GeO Gospel Choir bring the wow factor to ceremonies and drinks receptions? We encourage all our couples to let us help them create a special moment during their wedding ceremony to make it unique.
Some of the things we’ve done in the past include performing a ‘pre-bridal’ march song for the bridesmaids (followed by a different song for the bride), and singing gospel hymns at religious weddings. A popular approach is for our ‘secret singers’ to appear as guests, then burst out into song mid-ceremony.
Song choice is crucial; think of your music as the soundtrack to your wedding day. We offer five bespoke gospel wedding packages for day and nighttime entertainment. Our repertoire consists of 25 songs that are regularly updated and we offer each couple the option to request a song of their choice and structure a gospel arrangement around it.
We really enjoy singing Joyful, Joyful from Sister Act – it’s so much fun to perform and it always gets everyone singing and dancing along with us. O Happy Day from the same film is requested a lot too.
Tell us something about wedding entertainment that you wish more people knew When many Scottish couples consider having a gospel choir perform at their wedding, they’ll often shell out a fortune to fly ‘luxury wedding entertainment’ up from down south. GeO Gospel Choir offers unique, soulful wedding music – and we’re right on your ‘Scottish’ doorstep.