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Cumbria wedding bands

From rock'n'roll and the swinging 60s through to 00s R&B and the latest chart music, our Cumbria wedding musicians and bands have something for every musical taste.

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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£1,685

Downtown Underground

  • 6-7
  • (79)

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£1,230

Smoke & Mirrors

  • 4
  • (25)

Combining slick production with exceptional musical talent, these party-starters are a cut above the rest when it comes to an unforgettable night of music!

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from£2,480

Drum n Brass

  • 5-10
  • (68)

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
  • (50)

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. Acoustic set and singer waiter option available.

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from£995

The Different Lights

  • 4
  • (81)

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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Dr Funtimes

  • 6
  • (38)

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£830

Skylight

  • 3
  • (38)

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£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£875

Hudson

  • 3
  • (128)

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£2,830

Elix

  • 6-12
  • (18)

Brand new luxury 6 to 12-piece show band featuring some of the most outstanding musicians in Manchester, who have performed alongside artists such as Paloma Faith, JLS, James Morrison and The Script.

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from£1,355

The Northern Lights

  • 5-6
  • (66)

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£1,220

Pretty Fly Guys

  • 4
  • (38)

Fun and friendly band fully armed with high energy party tunes and years of experience on the function and wedding circuit

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from£995

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£1,365

The Highball Swingers

  • 5-7
  • (40)

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£985

Give It Up

  • 3-5
  • (13)

Perform a varied mix of timeless and current classics guaranteed to get you and your guests celebrating all throughout the festivities!

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from£990

The Sonics

  • 4
  • (55)

Phenomenally popular North West wedding and function band, 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. DJ service, trumpet, sax and female vocalist available.

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from£795

The Alternatives

  • 4
  • (35)

Guitar-led 3-piece playing infectious renditions of all your favourite party hits, The Alternatives will have you singing along until closing time!

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The Boogie Bugs

  • 6
  • (24)

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

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from£1,350

Phoenix

  • 4-7
  • (34)

Energetic indie rock band playing everything from Kings of Leon and Foo Fighters to AC/DC and Guns 'n' Roses. Also available with keyboards and female backing vocalists.


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Guide to booking wedding & function bands in Cumbria

If you’re getting married in the Lake District, you’ll want music that is romantic enough to impress the Lake Poets! Our classical musicians can play all your favourite wedding music, including Parla Mi D’Amore, the Wedding Dance from Swan Lake, the Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin and many others, recreating the sounds that William Wordsworth would have loved. If you’d like something more original for your ceremony, why not try a Cumbria steel band or jazz band?

What styles of music do your Cumbria wedding bands play?

Typically our Cumbria wedding bands perform a broad range of up-tempo, mainstream rock, pop, soul and chart music from the 1950s to the present day.

You’ll hear music designed to keep everyone on the dancefloor and appeal to all ages.

Our bands cover artists form The Beatles, Elvis, Queen, Prince and Oasis to Bruno Mars, The Weeknd and Dua Lipa.

Do all your wedding bands bring their own sound and lighting equipment?

All our bands for weddings are fully self-contained with their own PA sound system, microphones, backline amplifiers and instruments. This works really well for most marquee or indoor weddings.

Let us know if you're expecting more than 250 guests, so we can check whether the act’s system is large enough.

Most bands will also bring lighting for both the stage and dancefloor.

Check the act's individual profile for more details and optional add-ons to enhance the show!

Can your wedding bands learn a special song for our first dance?

Most bands will be happy to learn and perform your first dance request – provided they think they can arrange it for their line-up and do it justice!

Check the act’s profile to see what they can offer and if they can’t do it live, they could just play it through their PA system using Spotify or an mp3 player.

Can you also provide Cumbria wedding musicians for our ceremony or drinks reception?

We have Cumbria wedding musicians to suit all tastes, from classical to modern.

You can hire a guitarist, pianist or harpist to serenade you during your drinks reception and photographs, then hire a party band to entertain your guests at your reception.

Where in the Cumbria area do your wedding bands perform?

Our Cumbria wedding bands come in all shapes and sizes, from solo singers with backing tracks to soul and funk bands with horn sections.

Our acts have played in the majority of local venues, including Langdale Chase Hotel, Westmorland Hotel, Stonecross Manor Hotel and Augill Castle.

In fact, our we've sent wedding bands to every corner of the county including Carlisle, Barrow-in-Furness, Kendal, Workington, Whitehaven, Penrith, Dalton-in-Furness, Maryport, Ulverston, Windermere, Keswick and Grange-over-Sands.

Can you provide other genres of function bands in the Cumbria area, such as ceilidh, steel pan or jazz bands?

We love it when people get creative with their wedding themes and music.

Check out our brass and drums bands for an increasingly popular and refreshing alternative to the classic Cumbria function band.

It's also worth browsing our soul bands, ceilidh bands and latin & world music bands.

For even more offbeat ideas, see our alternative wedding bands section.

How can we save money on our wedding band?

Before you book more musicians for afternoon background music, check whether members of your 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 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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