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Bristol wedding bands

Our Bristol wedding bands play joyous, upbeat songs from across the decades to get your guests up on their feet and dancing.

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The Crossfades

  • 3-5
  • (62)

The Crossfades serve up the best vintage and modern rock, pop and indie covers with a side of crowd-pleasing charm. Keyboardist, DJ service and solo acoustic set available.

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from£1,300

Shake The Moon

  • 4
  • (15)

A sassy, classy, bad ass party band with 10 years experience playing the live music scene in the South West. DJ services and acoustic sets also available.

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from£855

The Jammin Cats

  • 3-5
  • (15)

On-trend wedding band with exciting pop and rock playlist. The band also offer an electric 5-piece band featuring keyboards and female vocals, as well as an acoustic band option and DJ service. Low season and midweek discounts available.

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from£1,230

The Sweet and Lowdown

  • 4
  • (133)

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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from£1,045

Kovered

  • 4
  • (21)

High energy, rock-oriented 4-piece, playing everything from Elvis and The Kinks to Oasis and The Arctic Monkeys, with a few funkier songs thrown in for good measure.

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from£3,295

Soul Club

  • 6-10
  • (31)

Max out on soul and sophistication with Soul Club, a high energy show band comprising musicians who have toured with Stormzy and Dua Lipa. Expect stunning vocals and unparalleled musicianship.

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from£1,400

Grand Central

  • 4-9
  • (30)

Funk & soul party band in the South West featuring male lead vocals and a fantastic rhythm section and horns. Grand Central play uptempo, soulful tunes, from James Brown to Bruno Mars. Available with a two-piece horn section.

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from£995

Rockit

  • 3-4
  • (155)

Amp up your party with Rockit: a sensational party band with a huge catalogue of rock, indie and pop floor-fillers from Chuck Berry and The Beatles to The Killers and Ed Sheeran!

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from£1,050

The Shake Its

  • 3
  • (11)

The Shake Its are a high energy, retro sounding vintage rock 'n' roll band recreating the super-cool sounds of the 50s and 60s era, in a dynamic and modern way.

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from£990

The Runaways

  • 4
  • (55)

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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from£970

The Summertime Blues

  • 3-7
  • (26)

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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from£1,290

The Hits

  • 4
  • (27)

Bristol's standout rock and pop covers band, performing a killer repertoire of classics by the The Stones and The Kinks through to modern floorfillers by Daft Punk, The Arctic Monkeys and Bruno Mars. Laptop DJ service and photobooth available for hire!

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from£1,745

Party Up

  • 6-10
  • (158)

Party down with Party Up, the slickest pop, soul and funk band in the South East! The band offer either male or joint male and female vocals and count Sky, Cadburys and the actress Emma Thompson among their regular clients.

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from£525

The Wild Nights Duo

  • 2
  • (38)

Having played together in bands for over ten years, Jon and Ben listed everything they play and realised they know loads of great songs! Available to hire with DJ service for music throughout the evening.

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from£2,240

The Capricorns

  • 7-10
  • (61)

Stylish, globe-trotting function band featuring powerhouse vocalists and gigs for KPMG, Gucci and Jaguar alongside weddings in London and Dubai.

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from£965

Monofunk

  • 4
  • (21)

Slick party band with a electro-pop sound, ideal for any event from parties and weddings to luxury cruise liners. Monofunk are passionate about making your event unforgettable.

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from£1,235

Shakedown

  • 4-12
  • (64)

Knock-out party band featuring members who have recorded and performed at Abbey Road and Glastonbury and playing some of the biggest soul and pop floor-fillers of all time.

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from£1,785

Mash It Up

  • 5-8
  • (23)

Funky male-fronted party band mixing classic soul, garage throwbacks and modern chart, specialising in epic mash-ups! The band have performed on the BBC, and at Glastonbury and Bestival! Hire options include additional musicians, acoustic duo and DJ service.

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from£1,185

Superstrut

  • 4
  • (61)

Dressed to the nines and touting a crowd-pleasing, quickfire set of R&B, pop, hip hop, classic soul and funk, Superstrut will have your guests moving and hollering from the first note.

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from£1,335

The Coves

  • 5-6
  • (27)

A young, energetic and professional party band who are not shy of a large crowd having brought their well-loved hits to events for clients such as Lloyds Bank and Debenhams. This band offer a diverse repertoire to get your guests moving to tunes from Stevie Wonder and Earth, Wind and Fire to Beyoncé and Bruno Mars. The Coves have something to suit every taste!


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Guide to booking wedding & function bands in Bristol

We’re getting married in Bristol! Have your wedding bands played here much before?

Well, firstly, congratulations! Bristol is a colourful, cosmopolitan city with a thriving music scene and a plethora of trendy cafes and bars where your guests can sit and nurse their hangovers the morning after!

Having produced talent as varied as Massive Attack and The Eagles, music beats at the very heart of the city and your celebration deserves to continue that tradition!

Our bands have played in all areas including Clifton, Totterdown, Temple Meads, Redcliffe, Montpellier and Stoke Bishop – and also travel far beyond.

We've had crowds up and dancing at venues such as Old Down Estate, St Audries Park, Berwick Lodge, Manor By The Lake, Clevedon Hall, Aldwick Estate, Hamswell House, The Bishop's Palace and Farrington Park.

Our bands are hand-picked, so that you can be sure you’ll get fantastic entertainment that your guests will remember long after the party has finished.

What style of music do your Bristol wedding bands play?

Our Bristol wedding bands tend to specialise in the biggest anthems of the last sixty years.

3-piece and 4-piece line-ups tend to focus on rock and pop music from Beatles and Buddy Holly to Coldplay, The Killers and Mumford and Sons, whilst line-ups including keyboards and brass sections allow them to perform soul and soul-infused pop music from Chaka Khan to Bruno Mars.

Can you provide other genres of function bands in Bristol?

If your tastes aren’t all pop and R&B, fear not!

How about hiring one of our other Bristol function bands such as a ceilidh band or jazz band?

For more offbeat ideas, check out our alternative bands.

We want music earlier in our day, not just the party. Can your Bristol wedding musicians help with that?

We can provide Bristol wedding musicians for every part of your special day, not just the evening wedding reception.

Classical musicians can make for a magical accompaniment during ceremonies, so why not hire a string quartet to accompany you whilst you walk down the aisle?

For a more upbeat ambience at your drinks reception, you could book a wedding singer.

Do we need to provide any equipment for the band?

Our Bristol bands all come fully equipped for your event, though it’s worth getting in touch if you are expecting your event to exceed 250 guests, as extra equipment could be necessary.

You just need to make sure that the band has a power source to plug in to and a space to perform!

We recommend a flat and sheltered stage area of at least 3x3 meters for a 3-piece band – then add an extra metre squared per band member that you have booked.

A raised stage is preferable for maximum impact but our bands are flexible to all kinds of spaces!

What kind of time should we plan for the band to perform?

We’re happy to work to your schedule but, assuming you want the band for after-dinner dancing, two 60-minute sets starting at 9:30pm is a fairly normal schedule to work to when you’re planning your evening.

With a standard 30-minute interval half way through, you’ll be looking at a midnight finish.

Please note that if the band or their DJ services are required after midnight, late fees can apply.

Will the band need to soundcheck when they arrive?

All bands will require a soundcheck and a 5pm-6pm arrival time and a 60-90 minute soundcheck is typically workable.

It is generally best if the performance space is free of guests at this point but most bands can arrange a ‘noiseless’ line-check to keep the volume down if this isn’t possible.

What happens when there is an interval in the band’s sets?

During the break, all of our bands can supply music through their PA system to keep your party going.

Some bands can also provide proper DJ sets before or after their performance – check their profile for more details.

We would love a particular song as our first dance, can the band play it for us?

Let us know if you have a request and, more often than not, bands will be able to make it work!

If the act’s line-up or preparation time mean that it isn’t possible, they’ll be more than happy to play your first dance from an mp3 or Spotify through their own PA system.

Is there anything else we need to prepare for the band in advance?

Travelling, setting up and performing is hungry work!

Do make sure your band has the food and drink they need to bring their best to your event.

You’ll find specific details on your booking contract.

How can we save money on our wedding band?

Before you book more musicians for afternoon background music, check whether members of your wedding band can provide this – it'll save you additional costs, such as travel.

If you haven't yet set your date, consider booking a midweek or winter celebration to take advantage of the most competitive rates.

Always consider hiring a band from your local area, to save on travel and accommodation costs.

We have acts based in most major towns and cities across the UK.

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