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Cheshire wedding bands

Hire the best live wedding bands in Cheshire, Chester and the surrounding area, to suit any event or budget. Our Cheshire bands are handpicked and vetted, giving you less to worry about on your big day.


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Agent Smith

  • Manchester
  • 4-6
  • (258)

Exceptional party and wedding band playing everything from vintage 1950s rock’n’roll to cutting edge pop, indie and R&B. High profile clients include BT, Mini Cooper and Microsoft.

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Downtown Underground

  • Manchester
  • 6-7
  • (117)

World-class pop, funk and soul function band, refreshing and recreating the classic soul sounds of the 60s, 70s and 80s, alongside soul-infused contemporary pop and R&B.

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  • Manchester
  • 4-5
  • (55)

With joint female and male lead vocals and a backing band of unrivalled funkmeisters, Century put on a fun, rip-roaring show that your guests will never forget.

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  • Birmingham
  • 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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The Different Lights

  • Liverpool
  • 4
  • (104)

Outstanding wedding band playing chart, indie, rock anthems and Britpop and featuring guitars, keyboards and vocal harmonies for a big, versatile sound!

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The Vendettas

  • Liverpool
  • 4-5
  • (65)

Exciting female-fronted wedding band playing the biggest party hits, from modern pop, 80s and 90s, disco/funk to rock, Motown and soul. The band have performed at Glastonbury and Edinburgh festival.

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  • Liverpool
  • 3
  • (157)

One of our leading wedding bands in the North West, Hudson are a powerful trio playing everything from uptempo 50s rock'n'roll to last week's number 1.

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  • Leeds
  • 5-10
  • (79)

Dynamic Motown, pop and soul band with stunning female and male lead vocals, impressive industry credentials and a playlist of soulful floor-fillers by artists such as Marvin Gaye, Justin Timberlake and Rihanna.

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  • Sheffield
  • 3
  • (85)

Powerful party and wedding band, ready to get your party rocking! The band have a diverse songlist which will surprise, delight and keep your guests dancing and singing along.

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The Aviators

  • Manchester
  • 3-4
  • (38)

With a repertoire spanning six decades, this dynamic party band sings everything from Fleetwood Mac to Daft Punk, promising a hassle-free, all-inclusive celebration with top-notch PA and lighting.

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Night by Night

  • Liverpool
  • 4-6
  • (9)

Energetic and versatile, this 4-piece wedding and party band guarantees an unforgettable experience with a dynamic blend of old classics and current hits.

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The Alternatives

  • Leeds
  • 4
  • (48)

Guitar-led wedding and party band playing infectious renditions of all your favourite party hits, The Alternatives will have you singing along until closing time!

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The Soul Stars

  • Sheffield
  • 5-12
  • (24)

The Soul Stars bring the best of soul, Motown, and old-school R&B, with unmatched energy and huge vibes. Musicians in the band have featured on Jools Holland and on iconic stages alongside music legends.

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The Suit Ups

  • Lancashire
  • 5-6
  • (16)

Energetic and experienced five-piece covering pop, rock, soul, and Motown hits from the 60s to today to keep the dance floor packed all night long.

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  • Liverpool
  • 4
  • (49)

Fresh-faced, high-energy 4-piece band featuring both male and female vocals and playing all of the nation's favourite dance floor fillers – from The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac and Blondie to George Michael, Dua Lipa, and The Arctic Monkeys.

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The Retro Pops

  • Sheffield
  • 4-6
  • (47)

The Retro Pops re-interpret classic pop songs from the 1970s to the 2020s in a variety of other genres, from jazz and blues to calypso. A fresh approach to the traditional party band format.

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The Flavours

  • Manchester
  • 4-8
  • (5)

The Flavours energise any event with chart-topping hits, soulful classics, and good time vibes, offering acoustic sets, DJ services, and a personalised playlist to keep the party going!

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  • Liverpool
  • 3-4
  • (30)

Experienced all-male wedding function band who have toured with Deacon Blue and The Sugababes. Expect danceable classics by artists such as Queen and The Killers! DJ service available.

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The Sonics

  • Liverpool
  • 4
  • (67)

Phenomenally popular party & wedding band in the North West, featuring outstanding male vocals, guitar synth and a large set list of danceable rock, soul, reggae and pop music, from The Beatles to The Weeknd.

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The Heartbreakers

  • Manchester
  • 4
  • (5)

Belting out classic and modern anthems from Summer of '69 to Mr Brightside as well as contemporary pop, these northern rockers know how to ignite a party vibe like no-one else, guaranteeing an unforgettable night of non-stop dancing.

Guide to booking wedding function bands in Cheshire

What styles of music do your Cheshire wedding bands cover?

Typically our Cheshire wedding bands perform well-known rock, pop, soul and Motown cover songs from across the decades, so that guests of all ages are entertained.

If you’d prefer more alternative genres (and you're not a fan of the Cheshire cheese) consider hiring a brass band, ceilidh band or vintage band.

What does your quote include?

Once we've received your enquiry, we will send you a quote via email, which usually covers VAT and includes the following services:

  • Arrival at your location to set up and conduct a sound-check, starting from either 5pm or 6pm.
  • Provision of all necessary equipment for the performance, including lighting.
  • Delivery of two 60-minute sets or three 40-minute sets until midnight.
  • Playback of recorded music during intervals, through their PA system.
  • All travel costs (and lodging if applicable).
  • Provision of PAT and PLI certificates as required.
  • Round-the-clock support and our 5-star customer service leading up to your event date.

When should the band start their performance?

It's completely up to you but – assuming you want the band for after-dinner dancing – we recommend that the band start their set at around 9.30pm in summer, and any time after 8pm in winter.

This ensures the band are starting their performance after the sun has gone down, when guests are up more for a party, and more likely to want to dance.

How long do your Cheshire wedding bands typically perform for?

Our Cheshire wedding bands typically perform for two 60 minute or three 40 minute sets, with a short interval (between 15-30 minutes).

A standard booking contract will specify a midnight finish at the latest.

If you require the band or their DJ services later than this, you can extend their finish time, but note that late fees would apply.

What happens in the band's interval(s)?

Most of our Cheshire wedding bands are happy to play recorded music (usually upbeat and danceable) through their PA system before and after their sets, as well as during their break.

Some bands can also offer a proper DJ service, using digital software to mix the songs and take requests.

When will the band arrive and do their sound-check?

Our Cheshire wedding bands will arrive from 5pm or 6pm, and require a 60 to 90-minute window to set up and sound-check.

The soundcheck component shouldn't last more than 15 minutes and is intended to check the sound levels are appropriate for the room and to balance the different instruments.

It’s convenient to close your function room to guests during this time, though if this isn't possible, don't worry – some bands can perform a ‘noiseless’ line-check if a sound-check is impractical.

Do we need to provide any equipment for the band?

No – the band will supply all of their own equipment.

All our bands ask for is a flat, and sheltered performance area in which to perform, and access to standard domestic power sockets.

That said, if you're expecting more than 250 guests or you're hosting a large outdoor event, get in touch, so we can ensure that the act’s PA equipment is powerful enough.

The performance area should be 4x3 meters for a typical 4-piece band. Allow an extra metre's width per band member.

Whereabouts in Cheshire have your function bands performed?

Nestled between the hills of North Wales and the beautiful landscape of the Peak District, Cheshire is a stunning place to host your wedding.

Our Cheshire function bands have performed in every corner of this county, including: Warrington, Chester, Crewe, Runcorn, Widnes, Ellesmere Port, Macclesfield, Northwich, Wilmslow, Winsford, Congleton, Sandbach, Nantwich, Poynton, Neston, Middlewich, Alsager and Knutsford.

Our bands have performed in all major local venues, including: Colshaw Hall, Heaton House Farm, Sandhole Oak Barn, Thornton Manor, The Ashes Barns and Country House, Mottram Hall, Crewe Hall and Pryors Hayes Golf Club.

For a wider choice of local entertainment options, you can also check out our wedding bands in the West Midlands and our wedding bands in the North West.

Can your Cheshire wedding bands learn our first dance song?

Most of our Cheshire wedding bands will gladly learn and play your first dance.

Please give plenty of notice prior to the day so that the band can prepare your request.

If it is not possible due to time restraints or the band’s line-up being unable to do the song justice, they will play your first dance on Spotify through their PA system.

Is there anything else we need to provide for the band?

Due to the long distances often travelled and lack of amenities in remote venues, our bands always ask for food and drink to be provided on the day.

A basic meal and water would be much appreciated – performing can be hungry and thirsty work!

Details will be included in your booking contract.

Can you provide background wedding musicians in Cheshire?

The bands listed on this page are ideally suited to after-dinner dancing at evening receptions, but we also have Cheshire function bands for your ceremony or drinks party.

Hire a wedding singer to set the right tone for your bridal entrance or one of our jazz bands for toe-tapping swing music during your reception or wedding banquet.

Our string quartets, harpists, pianists and classical guitarists will create a joyous atmosphere whilst you sign the register, pose for photos or sip martinis.

How can we save money on our Cheshire 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 bands based in most major towns and cities across the UK.

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Function Central is the leading Cheshire wedding music booking agency offering the best live bands based in every region and locality of the UK, along with 5 star customer service and a 24/7 emergency support line.

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