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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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Shake The Moon

  • 4
  • (60)

A sassy, classy, badass party band with 10 years experience playing the live music scene in the South West. The band features both male and female lead vocals, with DJ services and acoustic sets also available.

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from£1,050

The Wild Nights

  • 4
  • (37)

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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from£1,335

The Crossfades

  • 3-5
  • (97)

With no less than three vocalists in the band, The Crossfades serve up the best vintage and modern rock, pop and indie covers with a side of crowd-pleasing charm.

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from£1,230

Moonlight

  • 3-5
  • (26)

Energetic new 3-piece party band playing old school hits and modern pop covers from Stevie Wonder and Tina Turner to Abba and the Backstreet Boys – guaranteed to keep guests on the dance floor all night long.

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from£1,715

The Bright Lights

  • 4-5
  • (23)

Performing all your favourite hits in their unique party, festival style, The Bright Lights provide an energetic and eclectic mix of good fun party songs with a upbeat acoustic folk/country influenced sound.

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from£1,850

Grand Central

  • 5-9
  • (33)

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 David Bowie. Available with a two-piece horn section.

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from£2,260

The Renegades

  • 5-10
  • (17)

From a dynamic 5-piece to an explosive 10-piece, this versatile band covers a real mix of genres—from rock and indie classics to reggae and modern hits—delivering electrifying performances that transform any event.

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from£1,250

The Sweet and Lowdown

  • 4
  • (197)

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£985

Renville

  • 3-5
  • (60)

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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from£1,845

Groove Box

  • 9
  • (30)

Serving up classic funk and soul by Earth Wind & Fire and Aretha Franklin alongside more recent floor-fillers by Lizzo, Bruno Mars and Jamiroquai, this 10-piece funk orchestra are all about positive energy and having a good time!

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from£960

Midnight Echo

  • 3-4
  • (31)

Dynamic pop-punk and indie-rock three-piece, rocking out tunes from Fleetwood Mac to Queen and Coldplay, while amping up the festival vibe with an added acoustic guitar.

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from£2,340

Party Up

  • 6-10
  • (187)

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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from£1,780

The Coves

  • 5-6
  • (27)

A young, energetic and professional party band bringing their well-loved, diverse repertoire to get your guests moving to tunes from Stevie Wonder and Earth, Wind and Fire to Beyoncé and The Weeknd.

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from£1,160

Mastersound

  • 4-7
  • (74)

Danceable, piano-led pop and soul from the West Midlands, with both female and male lead vocals and a song list of danceable rock, soul and pop anthems from Chuck Berry to Adele.

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Hot Riffs Brass Band

  • 5-7
  • (15)

Playing authentic NOLA Mardi Gras tunes as well their own brassy takes on your favourite songs from funk and jazz to pop and R&B, Hot Riffs Brass Band bring an infectious energy and New Orleans spirit to your event.

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from£1,230

Wildwood Folk

  • 4
  • (26)

Upbeat and rousing new folk-infused acoustic pop band with joint male and female vocals – ideal for vintage and festival fans alike! The band have won plaudits from modern folk hero Seth Lakeman, as well as featured on the BBC.

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from£995

Rockit

  • 3-4
  • (250)

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 Billie Eilish and Ed Sheeran.

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from£1,230

Pop Life

  • 3
  • (18)

High energy 3-piece with an irresistible blend of old school hits and modern pop covers, Pop Life have mastered the art of creating the perfect party soundtrack that will have all your guests on their feet.

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from£1,845

Soul Circus

  • 5-10
  • (35)

Energetic female-fronted soul and pop party band, playing the very best party music that’s guaranteed to pack your dance floor. Extra singers, brass section, and DJ service available.

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from£1,270

The Runaways

  • 4
  • (90)

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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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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