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Alternative wedding bands

Tired of all things mainstream? Our alternative wedding bands aim to either avoid cheesy pop songs altogether, or play them with a twist.


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The Sweet and Lowdown

  • Brighton
  • 4
  • (203)

Fun and totally unique party band with male and female vocals, playing retro swing, vintage jive and rock'n'roll through to 80s funk, 90s R&B and quirky takes on modern chart.

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Mojo Brass Band

  • London
  • 4-8
  • (51)

Mojo Brass are a funky, punchy brass powerhouse made up of the UK's best up-and-coming sax players, trumpeters and drummer. Their track list blends rarer grooves with mainstream crowd-pleasers.

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  • London
  • 3-4
  • (106)

A turbo-charged versatile 3 piece wedding and party band with great energy and sound, covering a wide range of genres (50s- present day), expertly reading their audiences. Optional "heavy set" also available for die-hard rock fans!

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  • London
  • 3-6
  • (20)

With bold sounds and frantic Latin beats, Soneando perform Cuban Son reminiscent of The Buena Vista Social Club as well as hot salsa with a serious groove! The band features top musicians from South America.

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The Highball Swingers

  • Liverpool
  • 5-7
  • (43)

Quirky vintage swing band with a fantastic female lead putting a retro take on modern songs like Get Lucky, Uptown Funk and Billie Jean.

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The Indie Buskers Band

  • London
  • 4
  • (21)

Unique boho party band featuring acoustic bass and violin, playing well-known covers with a festival folk-inspired makeover, from Ray Charles to Britney Spears.

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Southern Stars Country Band

  • Liverpool
  • 4-6
  • (12)

Energetic and lively country band performing the biggest country hits by Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks to Shania Twain and Faith Hill. They'll have everyone hitting the dance floor and line dancing the night away!

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The Summertime Blues

  • Wiltshire
  • 3-7
  • (30)

Vintage rock’n’roll and rhythm & blues band featuring male vocals, double bass, drums and harmonica. A refreshing alternative to your standard pop covers band.

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Django’s Jive

  • London
  • 3-5
  • (22)

A traditional gypsy jazz and acoustic swing band, these folks masterfully play Django Reinhardt classics, along with swing-style covers of modern artists. Available as an instrumental line-up or with female vocals.

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Party Up

  • Kent
  • 6-10
  • (188)

Party down with Party Up, the slickest soul, funk and R&B band in the South East! Featuring sax and up to three stunning vocalists, the band count Sky, Cadburys and Emma Thompson among their regular clients.

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The Original Bandeoke

  • Sussex
  • 4
  • (25)

Be a rock star for an evening! Instead of singing to karaoke recorded tracks, your guests get to sing with the backing of a full live band.

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The Runaways

  • Surrey
  • 4
  • (95)

Youthful, charismatic new 4-piece, channelling rock, dance, hip-hop and soul influences. The band have caught the attention of a major label – catch them now while rates are low!

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The Wild Nights

  • Bristol
  • 4
  • (38)

Top-flight wedding band performing vintage rock by The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and Van Morrison as well as the odd modern indie anthem! Acoustic duo and DJ option available.

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Dr Funtimes

  • Leeds
  • 6
  • (42)

Dr Funtimes mix the perfect amount of on-stage silliness with the highest levels of talent and professionalism! Expect party anthems from artists as diverse Michael Jackson, The Proclaimers, Kool & The Gang and The Weekend.

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Son Aché

  • London
  • 5-9
  • (21)

Internationally acclaimed Cuban band with incredible female lead vocals, a driving intensity and irresistible rhythms guaranteed to turn any event into a fiesta!

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  • London
  • 3
  • (57)

Live DJ band featuring soulful female vocals and soaring sax solos, and playing all your favourite tunes from 80s anthems through to this year's bangers.

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Acceptable In The 80s

  • Liverpool
  • 4-5
  • (26)

A superb 80s tribute band with male vocals and featuring retro-synth sounds, capturing the spirit and dubious fashion sense of the 80s. A retro show that's second to none! Available with female vocals.

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The Highways Country Band

  • Cheshire
  • 4
  • (15)

An energising and contemporary take on an increasingly poplar genre: country music! Expect country classics by Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton and Shania Twain alongside American rock anthems.

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  • Devon
  • 3-5
  • (63)

Authentic and high-energy indie rock 3-piece, playing a selection of the coolest tunes from the last few decades, from classic rock to Britpop bangers and the latest indie pop.

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Sax and Decks

  • Kent
  • 2-4
  • (26)

Exciting sax and DJ duo playing up to date chart hits for a wide range of events and occasions. Percussion and female vocals also available.

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Booking an alternative wedding band?

Looking for something completely different? We have a whole range of quirky, unorthodox bands to inject your event with real imagination and flair.

We have bands and musicians specialising in music that’s harder to come by, whether you want to dance or sit back and watch. We have alternative wedding bands performing folk, country, brass fusion, ska and bluegrass. Want to get on stage? Our ‘bandeoke’ acts let guests seize the mic and become rockstars for a night.

Alternative wedding bands are an increasingly popular choice if you want to surprise your guests or partner on your big day. Browse our list of unconventional entertainers and unusual acts to find something perfectly different.

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