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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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from£1,230

The Misfits

  • 5-8
  • (53)

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£995

Agent Smith

  • 4
  • (214)

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! Background acoustic duo sets, DJ service & winter discounts available.

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from£980

Supertonic

  • 4-7
  • (22)

Polished and versatile party and wedding band playing pop, soul, dance, electronic and R&B music. Additional musicians also available.

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from£750

The Jack Rabbits

  • 3-4
  • (41)

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£1,685

Downtown Underground

  • 6-7
  • (69)

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. DJ service and jazz/acoustic afternoon music available.

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from£895

The Different Lights

  • 4
  • (70)

Outstanding party band playing chart, indie, rock anthems and Britpop and featuring guitars, keyboards and vocal harmonies for a big, versatile sound! Laptop DJ service available, as well as acoustic guitar or solo cocktail piano sets for your afternoon reception.

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from£750

Hudson

  • 3
  • (127)

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. DJ service, extra musicians and acoustic sets for your drinks reception or meal also available.

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from£2,480

Drum n Brass

  • 5-10
  • (56)

Young and animated brass band with an extensive song list of rock and pop floor-fillers and an incredible frontman/vocalist. This groundbreaking group have performed for royalty and offer the perfect alternative entertainment for your wedding or event!

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from£1,475

Manhattan

  • 5-10
  • (49)

Dynamic and trendy Motown, pop and soul band with impressive industry credentials and a vast playlist of soulful floor-fillers by artists such as Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Justin Timberlake, Usher and Rihanna. Acoustic set and singer waiter option available.

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from£1,365

The Highball Swingers

  • 5-7
  • (19)

Quirky vintage swing band with a fantastic female lead putting a retro take on modern songs like Get Lucky, Uptown Funk and Billie Jean. Additional musicians, acoustic jazz sets and laptop DJ service available.

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from£895

The Vendettas

  • 4-5
  • (51)

Lively female-fronted wedding function band with a huge repertoire of party classics and appearances at Glastonbury and Edinburgh festival to their name. Optional extras include sax or acoustic background sets for drinks or dinner. DJ service available.

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from£1,230

Dr Funtimes

  • 6
  • (27)

High energy party band with a big sound that’s perfect for weddings, parties and corporate events. They feature superb male vocals and sax, but also offer stripped-back line ups, afternoon acoustic or jazz sets, stage hire and DJ service.

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from£1,355

The Northern Lights

  • 5-6
  • (65)

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£665

The Alternatives

  • 4
  • (35)

With guitar-led energy and infectious renditions of all your favourite party hits, The Alternatives will always bring an electric atmosphere to your event.

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from£735

The Resets

  • 3-5
  • (21)

Quirky and retro acoustic trio and band playing modern pop songs in a gypsy jazz style. Available as a quartet and quintet with stunning female vocalists and percussion.

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from£1,080

Mastersound

  • 4-7
  • (54)

Young and talented party band from the West Midlands, featuring both female and male lead vocals and a host of rock, soul and pop anthems to get all your guests dancing – from Chuck Berry to Beyonce. Larger line-ups and laptop DJ service available.

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from£830

Skylight

  • 3
  • (37)

Skylight are a powerful trio, 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£615

Allemande Ceilidh Band

  • 3-10
  • (15)

Youthful and lively party/wedding ceilidh band made up of professional musicians and a caller, performing a repertoire of traditional Scottish dance music. Available additional musicians or DJ service.

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from£985

The Saints

  • 5
  • (51)

Experienced rock, pop, dance and soul band with powerful male vocals and expandable to an 8-piece featuring female vocals, keyboards and brass. Jazz duo also available for mellow background music during receptions or dinners. Midweek discounts available.

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from£730

Banzai

  • 3-6
  • (51)

Energetic party band playing crowd-rousing anthems by Huey Lewis, The Killers, Oasis, Amy Winehouse, Pharrell and more! Afternoon solo/duo acoustic sets, longer performances, larger line-ups and laptop DJ service available.

The Flavours
from£1,170

The Flavours

  • 4-5
  • (26)

This rumbunctious bunch of likely lads are like no wedding band you've heard before! They blend acoustic and electric instruments for a fresh, quirky spin on your favourite tunes, from classic Motown to 90s hip hop and current pop. Video currently in production.

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from£1,230

Bertie And The Spiffs

  • 4-5
  • (21)

Hugely entertaining and swinging 1920s-style jazz band, who have previously performed at Wembley Stadium. The band put their own unique and eccentric take on modern pop, from Taylor Swift to Motorhead! DJ laptop service available on request.

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from£895

Cerone

  • 4-8
  • (29)

Professional and versatile rock, pop and soul function band serving the North West and beyond, covering the very best of rock, pop, funk, soul and jazz across the decades. Highly recommended!

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from£1,085

East River

  • 4-10
  • (37)

Take your event the full distance and let East River carry you away with all your favourite tunes late into the night! Acoustic background sets also available.

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from£1,570

Capital Soul

  • 5-7
  • (17)

Superb rock, pop and soul party band featuring female or male vocals and drawing on a wide repertoire of tried and tested classics. Optional brass section, Jewish songs, cocktail piano, jazz duo and DJ sets!


The easy way to hire wedding bands in Cheshire

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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.

The best live wedding music bands in Cheshire and UK wide

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.

Be sure to book a live act near you to save money on travel and accommodation costs.

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