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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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The Misfits

  • 5-8
  • (60)

Stylish corporate and wedding band, featuring female lead vocals and a large set list of pop, Motown, soul, jazz, jive and vintage rock'n'roll. Booking options include male vocalist, brass section, afternoon/dinner jazz sets and DJ service.

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from£1,135

Agent Smith

  • 4
  • (221)

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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from£750

The Jack Rabbits

  • 3-4
  • (48)

Fun and lively male-fronted wedding party band covering rock and pop music from the 1950s to the present day, from Jerry Lee Lewis to Jake Bugg, via Duran Duran and Oasis. DJ service, acoustic sets and female vocalist available.

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from£1,650

Manhattan

  • 5-10
  • (63)

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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from£925

Skylight

  • 3
  • (52)

Skylight are a powerful party and wedding band, ready to get your party rocking! With a diverse songlist which will surprise, delight and keep your guests dancing and singing along.

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from£1,690

Downtown Underground

  • 6-7
  • (82)

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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from£1,295

The Different Lights

  • 4
  • (83)

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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from£1,170

The Sonics

  • 4
  • (60)

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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from£875

Hudson

  • 3
  • (137)

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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Gallery

  • 4
  • (1)

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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from£1,450

The Rumours

  • 4
  • (29)

Believe everything you hear about these guys! The Rumours are a vibrant 4-piece band that come with boundless energy and an infectious love for mixing the latest hits from Bruno Mars and George Ezra with timeless classics from Chic, Earth Wind & Fire and The Beatles.

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from£1,550

The Northern Lights

  • 5-6
  • (73)

Popular, energetic 5 or 6-piece wedding band featuring male vocals and first rate musicians. Afternoon acoustic jazz & swing sets and DJ service available.

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from£1,380

Mastersound

  • 4-7
  • (62)

Soulful, danceable pop 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 Clean Bandit.

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from£2,900

Drum n Brass

  • 5-10
  • (56)

Performing hi-octane brass arrangements of floor-fillers by Pharrell, Daft Punk, Queen, Beyonce and more, Drum 'n' Brass are a fresh alternative to traditional cover bands. Male vocals optional.

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from£995

The Alternatives

  • 4
  • (38)

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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from£1,010

The Vendettas

  • 4-5
  • (52)

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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from£1,530

The Highball Swingers

  • 5-7
  • (41)

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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from£1,720

Dr Funtimes

  • 6
  • (40)

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 Calvin Harris.

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Brass AF

  • 5
  • (17)

Brass AF's huge sound - a melting pot of drum beats, pumping bass lines and roaring horn parts - will get even your shyest guests onto the dancefloor!

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from£830

The Beat Kings

  • 3
  • (31)

Experienced East Midlands wedding and party band with a massive playlist of rock, pop, reggae and soul, from Bob Marley to Bruno Mars. Afternoon acoustic sets and DJ service also available.


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Guide to booking wedding & function bands in Cheshire

What style of music do your Cheshire wedding bands play?

Typically our Cheshire wedding bands consist of between three and ten members, and perform well-known rock, pop, soul and Motown covers from across the decades, so that guests of all ages are entertained.

But if you’d prefer to avoid the Cheshire cheese we have a huge range of alternatives including ceilidh bands, indie folk bands and acoustic bands.

With nearby Manchester’s vibrant music scene providing a wonderful selection of talented musicians, the choice is enormous!

Can you provide other genres of function bands in Cheshire?

The bands listed above 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.

Where do your Cheshire wedding bands perform?

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

With plenty of experience performing in venues such as 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, our bands love to put on a great show in this picturesque county.

Our bands perform regularly throughout Cheshire and beyond, including: Warrington, Chester, Crewe, Runcorn, Widnes, Ellesmere Port, Macclesfield, Northwich, Wilmslow, Winsford, Congleton, Sandbach, Nantwich, Poynton, Neston, Middlewich, Alsager and Knutsford.

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.

Do we need to provide any equipment for the band?

When you book one of our Cheshire wedding bands, you don’t have to worry about a thing.

They’ll provide a professional service from start to finish, and will supply all of their own equipment.

Get in touch with us if you are expecting your event to be larger than 200 guests, so we can ensure that the act’s equipment is suitable.

For the main show, our bands require a flat and sheltered space in which to perform.

The performance area should be 3x3 meters for a 3-piece band, taking allowing an extra metre per band member.

You will also need to supply a power source for the band’s equipment.

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

Definitely get in touch with your preferences but, assuming you want the band for after-dinner dancing, two 60-minute sets starting at 9:30pm is a fairly normal timetable to work to when you’re planning your evening.

With a 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?

Prior to the evening’s performance, the band will require a soundcheck.

5pm to 6pm is usually an ideal time, and a 60 to 90-minute window should be sufficient.

It’s convenient to have a venue that’s free of guests during this time, but most of our bands can work around this with a ‘noiseless’ line-check if impractical.

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

Most of our Cheshire bands are happy to play music 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.

Can you also provide background wedding musicians in Cheshire?

Definitely! We've scoured wedding musicians in Cheshire for the best classical performers and jazz groups available to play at your special day.

From string quartets, harpists and pianists to acoustic duos and trios, jazz groups and solo wedding singers, we like to think we have every preference covered when it comes to tasteful background wedding music.

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

Our Cheshire 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 via Spotify or an iPod through their PA system.

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

Our bands ask for food and drink on the day, as performing can be hungry and thirsty work!

Details will be included in your booking contract.

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.


Cheshire wedding band stories & inspiration

Our Cheshire brides and grooms tell us why they chose their wedding band and how live music made their evening party. Read more local wedding stories on our blog.

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The best live wedding music bands in Cheshire and UK wide

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