Please do ask if you have a song that isn’t on our list that you would like to be performed for your loved one’s funeral. Everyone is different, and we have performed a multitude of songs that you would not expect at funerals! You have to make it personal, fitting and special as a tribute to them and your family and friends so don’t be afraid to ask for something out-of-the-box.
Here are some ideas from our current repertoire that might suit.
You can have any hymn or worship song you would like. We don’t list them all because there are so many to choose from, but here are some from recent funerals we have sung:
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty
How Great Thou Art
Lord of all Hopefulness
In Christ Alone
Morning Has Broken
Oh Happy Day
What A Friend We Have In Jesus
My Life Is In Your Hands (Kirk Franklin)
Total Praise (Richard Smallwood)
Never Would Have Made It (Marvin Sapp)
Blinded By Your Grace (Stormzy)
Smile (Nat King Cole)
Angels (Robbie Williams)
I Say A Little Prayer
Walk On By
A Thousand Years (Christina Perri)
One Sweet Day (Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men)
You’ll Never Walk Alone
Stand By Me
Lean On Me
There must be an angel (Eurythmics)
You Raise Me Up (Westlife)
You can have any number of songs at the funeral. Some people like us to sing as guests enter, as well as the entrance of the coffin. Songs can punctuate the service, moments for reflection, as well as leading hymns. Some people have the words for guests to sing along, but a lot of people prefer us to sing on our own too. Either is fine! In crematorium and church services, there is usually a time for the close family to say a final goodbye, this is a good place for us to sing. And finally, a song for the exit. In general, we song anywhere between two and seven songs in the service. For burials, around three songs will suffice, but again, it’s all up to you.
Other advice and information:
If you are having a crematorium service, there is limited time before and after your slot time to set up and set down – usually 5-10 minutes either side, but it also depends on the party before you, as well the length of the service. We suggest booking a double slot so that there is more time for you and more time for us to set up and set down. If that isn’t possible, we can sing without amplification to minimise the set up time.
Please do let us know if you think that the funeral service will be longer than an hour. We work to the assumption that most funerals are around 45-60 minutes so will need to factor in longer services when it comes to booking further events that day.
Please ask us if you have questions or would like any advice.