MUSIC FOR FUNERALS

Music allows us to embrace our memories and emotions, and to gently move through the natural process of grief. It plays a vital part in almost every funeral service. Booking a live musician for your loved one’s service can augment the healing power of music and can comfort the soul in a way that cannot be replicated by a record. While comforting mourners, a live musical performance can be a beautiful tribute to a loved one. It is one of the last and best ways to pay respect to the departed.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

As soon as we receive a request, we begin liaising with the family and the funeral home to best determine which songs should be played and when. If a family already knows exactly what they want and when they want music to be played, we do our best to accommodate the request. If a family needs advice or recommendations as to music that would be suitable, we can provide options.

Lucid Life has performed at over 100 funerals in 2020 alone. Many of our musicians have been playing funeral services 20+ years, and are well equipped to handle the task. Each of our musicians has an expansive repertoire of funeral appropriate music ready to be played. They can take special requests or we can make suggestions on what songs would fit the service well.

Lucid Life musicians can play at funerals, memorials, burial services, celebration of life receptions and more.

Yes, the musician can be booked for multiple services.

The more time we have, the better, but we can often times accommodate as late as a next day service.

We usually recommend a selection of three to five songs, but there is no limit.

Yes, the musician can begin playing fifteen minutes before the start of the service as guests begin to arrive. They can also play a postlude as guests are departing.

Families often book musicians to play music as guests are arriving, to open the service, after a prayer is said, during the lowering of a casket or as pallbearers are walking out (for graveside services) and/or to close a service. But again, this is all up to you. We’re happy to accommodate most requests.

Our musicians have been working in the industry for many years and therefore have expansive repertoire lists. In addition, we pride ourselves on hiring only the most talented of performers –they are usually able to learn a song within one day. That being said, we are able to accommodate most special requests.

Typically, funeral homes will allow for a family member to bring the song in on a phone, CD or USB and it can be played over the loud speaker.

Yes, you are welcome to book as many musicians as you’d like. The musicians will work together to prepare and coordinate the music selection.

We do offer singing pianists. For more information, please contact us.

We have a very diverse roster of musicians that speak and sing in many different languages! Please contact us to check availability.

Yes, we can usually accommodate most requests – just contact our customer service department for more information.

Yes, please see our recommended funeral tunes list here!