About Better Halves

Meaningful Music Tailored to Your Tastes

We aren't your average wedding ceremony musicians.  We certainly can provide classic pieces on 2 guitars if you like traditional, but what we do above and beyond is to add an extra element of uniqueness to your wedding by learning and playing your favorite song in an elegant arrangement!  We love adding new pieces to our repertoire, and we are adept at adapting popular songs into beautiful instrumentals to provide music that is meaningful and special to the couple.  We play a variety of stringed instruments and can add an extra element of uniqeness with mandolin, ukelele, sitar or banjo if you so desire.  You can see a list of some of the songs we've performed for weddings and get an idea of the variety in our music.

We also have been working with Mark Williams on cello and can offer our services as a trio with cello, which adds an even sweeter and more beautiful sound to our 2 guitars!

Short bio: Jimmy Joe attended the Berklee College of Music and has been playing all kinds of music, including weddings, for over 25 years.  Chrissie has been playing guitar for about 17 years and has added other instruments along the way.  Their various skills work really well together, and they have been playing wedding ceremonies as a duo since 2008.

As a married couple, we know what it was like planning a wedding, and we go out of our way to answer your questions in a timely manner and help you plan ceremony music that will set the perfect tone for the rest of your day!

Please feel free to visit our site to hear some music samples or to send us an email with any questions.  We are more than happy to talk to you on the phone, too!  (512.773.2605)  Congratulations, and all the best to you as you plan your day!

Categories: Wedding Musician

Regions serviced: Austin, Portland

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I hired them on short notice and it was perfect. I will highly recommend them to my friends and family. Thank you so much for playing and I can't wait to use your services again!!

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5.0

Such an amazing touch to our wedding day. Jimmy Joe went above and beyond to learn a few new songs. I definitely recommend Better Halves for any and all occasions.

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$295.00
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$350.00
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Whenever I show up to perform a wedding and see Better Halves are playing I get SO excited. I love them so much. I remember our first wedding together at the French Legation-- I had to know who they were. Such a sweet duo. I highly recommend them.

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2002 Southern Oaks Dr, Unit E, Austin, TX 78745   See On Map
512-773-2605 (phone)
Better Halves is a wedding musician duo from Austin. We service weddings throughout the local area, including Bastrop, Dripping Springs, and Cedar Park. Better Halves is a professional wedding ceremony music duo that has been part of the Austin wedding industry for 8 years. We specialize in customized wedding music, anniversary parties, holiday parties, children's music, arrangements of popular music, instrumentals, original songs, custom songs, stringed instruments, mandolin, uklele, guitar, 2 guitars, banjo, vocal harmonies.