Meet the faces behind the music

Q: What do you get when you mix talented musicians with a love of weddings & romance?
A: Maple Creek

Yep, one fateful evening a few years back, Cassie & Blake – founders of Maple Creek – were talking over a glass of wine (where all the best conversations start). They loved playing venues around Sydney, but what they’d come to realise is that nothing could ever match the atmosphere of a wedding and how rewarding it is playing at one.

Being a true romantic (and long-time Disney fan), Cassie saw an opportunity to take the band from being one that happens to play weddings to one that truly specialises in wedding entertainment and brings that extra bit of magic to an already special day. Not only delivering the right tunes, but a level of professionalism, organisation and presentation that makes the day a dream for the guests — and for everyone involved in making the day run smoothly.

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
Plato, Greek Philosopher

Body: We’ve all had that feeling when a song makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up or even makes you want to burst into tears for some unknown reason. There’s something truly magical about that feeling – it’s almost like the feeling of being in love. At Maple Creek we use use our music to create this feeling on your special day — whether it’s walking down the aisle, stepping out to your first dance or cutting loose on the dance floor.

Meet the key members of Maple Creek

Cassie Colless, Singer | MC | DJ | Manager, Maple Creek Music

Cassie Colless

Singer | MC | DJ | Manager

Oh hey! I’m Cassie, the girl you’ll be speaking to along your Maple Creek journey. I’m a hopeless romantic so getting to spend my ‘work’ days singing at weddings is a dream come true. I’m one half of our duo; MC all our weddings; and also whip out the DJ decks on occasion. I don’t have a wicked DJ name yet, so I am open to suggestions – DJ Cass the Sass, is on the “table” (pun intended).

Fave Food? Sushi (savoury) and chocolate (sweet). Still waiting for a chocolate sushi to become a thing.
First concert? Delta Goodrem (hardcore, right?)
Hidden talent? Balloon Animals and face painting (Spiderman and Butterflies only, please!)
Guilty pleasure? Enjoying a family sized pack of something… without the family 😉
Fave music genres? Musical theatre, funk, plus all the genres except heavy metal/screamo (those poor vocal chords!)
What do you love most about weddings? Aaaaaall of it. I love that it’s literally a day about love and it’s a beautiful thing to call it my job.

Blake Dantier | Singer | Guitarist | Musical Director, Maple Creek Music

Blake Dantier

Singer | Guitarist | Musical Director

Hey, I’m Blake – the axe man here at Maple Creek. I also share the singing with Cass, arrange your song requests for acoustic guitar and vocals and operate the PA. I’ve been gigging since I was a teenager; playing everything from funk to prog metal to country and mixing it at the sound desk too. We love exploring various genres with Maple Creek (ok, maybe not metal!) because everybody has different tastes and it’s exciting to put together a unique setlist for each wedding.

Fave Food? Thai food is pretty good, but so is Chinese… then there’s Mexican and we can’t forget KFC. Let’s just call it a tie.
Hidden talent? I flip a mean burger!
Guilty pleasure? Listening to Taylor Swift songs.
First concert? IRON MAIDEN!
Fave music genres? Country, my numero uno. Then pretty much everything else
What part do you love most about weddings? When errybody be cutting up the dance floor. Or when dessert is served. Both have a special place in my heart.

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