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£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£1,535

The Swing Collection

  • 5-10
  • (10)

Sophisticated swing and jazz band offering Rat Pack and big band hits, as well and modern floor fillers, and a variety of line-up options.

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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£1,225

Brother Brown

  • 4-7
  • (11)

With stunning joint male and female lead vocals, exciting soul, Motown and funk band Brother Brown are a musical monster! 4, 5 and 6-piece band 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!

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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£980

The Jump & Wail Big Band

  • 6
  • (5)

A swinging big band playing a winning, energetic mix of 30s jazz, 40s swing & jive, 50s rock'n'roll and 60s soul hits. Afternoon trio or quartet sets and DJ service available.

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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£1,230

The Boogie Bugs

  • 6
  • (4)

Top wedding & party band with male and female vocals as well as sax! Acoustic sets and DJ service available.

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from£545

The Alley Cats

  • 3-6
  • (24)

Swing trio perfect for drinks receptions and early evening entertainment. These experienced musicians deliver their own unique twist on jazz standards and chart hits, from Frank Sinatra to Michael Jackson.

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from£785

Superted

  • 3-5
  • (37)

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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from£1,105

Little Caesar

  • 4-7
  • (28)

Hugely experienced wedding and function band featuring both male and female vocals, playing a great mixture of party classics and contemporary tunes. Extra musicians, photo booth and DJ service also available.

The Mixers Ceilidh Band
from£735

The Mixers Ceilidh Band

  • 4-5
  • (6)

Traditional Irish, folk and celtic band from the North West, performing an eclectic and lively range of traditional and contemporary Irish folk music, as well as rock’n’roll and country. Also available as a 5-piece with caller.

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from£985

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£1,230

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£1,785

Balboa

  • 5-8
  • (17)

World-class, male-fronted premium 5-piece band in high demand across the UK. The band have a repertoire covering everything from 60s favourites to the latest hits and include sax in their line-up. Afternoon acoustic sets, extra musicians and DJ service available.

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from£1,250

Club Klass

  • 2-6
  • (6)

High class DJ duo featuring an incredible female singer playing all your favourite Ibiza classics. Add saxophone, strings, guitar and extra vocalists for the full experience.

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from£670

The Beat Kings

  • 3
  • (17)

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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from£1,230

The Kingpins

  • 4-6
  • (17)

Sensational, young and energetic 4 to 6-piece party band featuring superb female vocals and a dynamic and varied set list. Extra musicians, professional DJ and acoustic afternoon sets available.

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from£675

Vinyl Heroes

  • 3-6
  • (9)

Lively and experienced rock and pop party band delivering high quality entertainment for weddings and parties! Afternoon sets, DJ service and additional musicians also available.

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from£1,660

Putting On The Ritz

  • 4
  • (23)

Unique and talented musicians & entertainers to recreate the authentic musical ambience of the 1920s & 30s, when The "Charleston" was all the rage, and the swells were "Putting on the Ritz". Also available as a roaming option!


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Cheshire wedding bands booking guide

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 alternative Cheshire bands for hire, including Cheshire 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 we book some different music for the daytime ceremonies too?

The bands listed above are ideally suited to after-dinner dancing at evening receptions, but we also have Cheshire wedding music for your ceremony or drinks party. Hire a wedding singer to set the right tone for your bridal entrance or one of our Cheshire jazz bands for toe-tapping swing music during your reception or wedding banquet. Our Cheshire 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 wedding 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 Cheshire wedding 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 band’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.

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 Cheshire 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 wedding date, consider booking a midweek or winter wedding 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 wedding music bands based in most major towns and cities across the UK.

Live wedding music bands in Cheshire & UK wide

Function Central is a leading Cheshire wedding music and band booking agency. We offer exceptional live wedding bands and musicians 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 band near you to save money on travel and accommodation costs.
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