Essex wedding bands

Professional wedding bands in Essex, Chelmsford and the surrounding area, playing upbeat, dance-a-long rock pop, & soul covers from all eras. Our bands are handpicked from the very best on the live music circuit.

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The In-Laws

  • Essex
  • 4
  • (90)

Super-talented and authentic rock and pop band, whose sensational live performances at corporate parties, birthdays and weddings have attracted the attention of EMI. The band are unique in that they come with their own dedicated, professional DJ.

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from£1,380

Dakota

  • Essex
  • 3-6
  • (13)

Seasoned wedding and corporate function band formed of in-demand session players. Expect a barrage of rock and pop anthems from Queen Pharrell and dancing all night! Additional musicians, the Trio, DJ and acoustic sets available.

Cinco Magic Promo Video (Gettin' Jiggy Wit It)
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from£995

Cinco Magic

  • London
  • 4
  • (28)

Outrageously talented and dapper new party and wedding band, combining session standard playing with a classic R&B-tinged repertoire of funk, soul, hip-hop and pop ideal for dancing. DJ service and acoustic set available.

4-piece Promo Video
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from£965

The Dip Dabs

  • Hertfordshire
  • 4-7
  • (19)

Top-flight party band delivering exceptional value for money, with male and female lead vocals and the best pop, rock and soul hits. Extra musicians available, including brass section, rapper and strings, as well as acoustic sets and DJ service.

Cake by the Ocean / Park Life / You Really Got Me / Feel It Still / Dakota
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from£875

The High Rollers

  • London
  • 3
  • (19)

High-impact party band, The High Rollers, specialise in classic indie rock hits by The Killers, Blur and The Kinks as well as brand new pop hits by Bruno Mars, DNCE and Pharrell Williams.

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from£920

Get Carter

  • London
  • 4-5
  • (72)

High-energy wedding and corporate function band in the South East, playing crowd-rousing pop, rock, dance, funk and soul music from the 1960s to the present day. The band have played Glastonbury and the Roundhouse and count Audi and Nintendo amongst their regular clients. DJ service and acoustic sets available.

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from£615

The Steel Panthers

  • London
  • 3-4
  • (11)

Authentic steel pan band playing classic calypso, Motown, pop, reggae and more and featuring some of the best Caribbean musicians from around the UK.

Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon
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from£875

Rockit

  • Surrey
  • 3-4
  • (169)

Amp up your party with Rockit: a sensational party band with a huge catalogue of rock, indie and pop floor-fillers from Chuck Berry and The Beatles to The Killers and Ed Sheeran! Larger line-ups, acoustic background sets and DJ service available. Midweek discounts available.

Promo video (Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand)
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from£1,000

Penfold

  • London
  • 4-6
  • (117)

On-trend wedding function band, suitable for all events from classy wedding receptions to high-end corporate events. The band cover rock and pop music from Elvis and the Beatles through to The Killers and Sam Smith. DJ service, brass section and acoustic sets available.

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from£550

The Wandering Lights

  • London
  • 2-4
  • (10)

Charismatic new party band, taking the London party circuit by storm. The Wandering Lights perform upbeat, folksy acoustic covers by Avicci, Blackstreet and R Kelly. Also available as an unplugged roaming band (free to wander around your venue).

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from£1,595

The Soul Movers

  • Essex
  • 6-9
  • (4)

Don your flairs, platforms, aviators and high collar shirts! The Soul Movers are a funktastic 70s tribute featuring both male & female lead vocals and a selection of floor-filling grooves such as I Feel Good and Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag. Available with brass section, extra percussion and DJ service.

September / Forget Me Nots / Got To Be Real / Best Of My Love / Night To Remember / Wanna Be Your Lover
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from£1,685

Party Up

  • Kent
  • 6 - 10
  • (117)

Party down with Party Up, the slickest pop, soul and funk band in the South East! The band count Sky, Cadburys and the actress Emma Thompson among their regular clients. Available with DJ service, acoustic duo, backing vocalists and full brass section.

I Want You Back / Wanna Dance With Somebody / Go Your Own Way
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from£1,535

Phoenix

  • Essex
  • 4-5
  • (5)

Slick and super-professional party band with superb female and male vocals that cover everything from current chart hits to classic floor fillers. Book with additional keys and DJ options.

Little Lion Man – Mumford & Sons (4-pce)
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Boots 'n' Bones

  • London
  • 3-5
  • (8)

Festival-hardened 4-piece playing unique, folksy covers of classic and contemporary party tunes. Enormous song list and a favourite at barn weddings! DJ laptop service also available.

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from£2,080

Groove Capital

  • London
  • 7-9
  • (24)

The hottest new function band in London, featuring some of the best performers in the capital – bound to get your guests dancing at corporate events and high-end weddings! Additional musicians and afternoon acoustic jazz sets also available. Midweek and low season discounts available.

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from£1,375

Big Easy Brass Band

  • London
  • 4-7

Big Easy Brass Band bring a raucous, New Orleans party vibe to every event that they perform at! Performing in one place or roaming around your venue and guests whilst they play.

Promo Video
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from£980

Boho Hustle

  • London
  • 4-7
  • (9)

Fun, lively 4-piece playing classic and modern rock & pop with a jazzy, boho twist! The band's winning combination of infectious energy and dancefloor cool is winning over audiences at weddings and parties up and down the UK.

Medley
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Masterblaster

  • Kent
  • 6
  • (25)

Incredible pop and soul band featuring outstanding male and female vocalists and performing floor-fillers by Stevie Wonder, Prince, Bruno Mars and more. Book their acoustic/jazz sets and DJ service for non-stop music through the day.

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from£920

The Files

  • London
  • 3-4
  • (30)

Seasoned male-fronted rock and pop wedding and party band covering a varied mix of songs, from 1960s Merseybeat to the latest chart-toppers. Book the band’s DJ service and acoustic sets for music throughout the day.

Paul Cattermole & The Stuff
from£2,950

Paul Cattermole & The Stuff

  • London
  • 6
  • (3)

Hire a genuine pop star for the night! Paul from S Club 7 heads an all-star professional band playing your favourite music, from classic rock and soul through to contemporary pop covers and a few S Club hits thrown in for good measure.

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from£795

Stereogram

  • London
  • 3
  • (21)

Incredible male-fronted rock and pop wedding and party band who have played for the likes of Deutsche Bank and The BBC. The band have a big sound and electric stage presence! Available with keyboards, sax and female vocals as well as solo/duo acoustic and jazz trio sets.

Can't Feel My Face / Finesse / Say My Name / Ride Wit Me / Aint Nobody
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Chronicle

  • London
  • 4-8

Guaranteed to bring class and charisma to your event, Chronicle can blend the best of R&B, pop and soul to make sure your guests party in style all night. Solo and duo options available, as well as additional female vocals and brass section.

1999 – Prince
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from£1,230

The Sweet & Lowdown

  • Brighton
  • 4
  • (101)

Fun, talented and totally unique female-fronted party band playing everything from retro swing, vintage jive and rock'n'roll through to 80s funk, 90s R&B and modern chart with a twist. Afternoon acoustic sets and DJ service also available. Low season and midweek discounts available.

Promo Video
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from£699

The Chandeliers

  • London
  • 4
  • (22)

A zesty, female-led party band playing popular 40s to 00s jazz, rock ‘n’ pop covers with a unique twist - think hot club, ska, country, bossa, rock, reggae & swing all blended together to span the generations!

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The Merry-Makers Steel Band

  • London
  • 2-6
  • (80)

Versatile Caribbean steel pan band performing warm and upbeat island melodies – soca, calypso, Latin, Zouk and reggae. The band are suitable for a wide range of occasions whether you require cool background music at garden parties or lively dancing in the evening. Limbo dancer optional!


What type of music do our Essex wedding bands play?

Our Essex wedding bands range from compact 3-piece guitar bands to 10-piece showbands with brass section and backing vocalists. Typically they perform upbeat, mainstream rock, pop and soul music, from fifties rock’n’roll through to the latest chart-toppers, via Merseybeat and 80s synth-pop.

All bands are fronted by a male or female lead vocalist and are experts in filling the dancefloor. They'll bring guests of all ages together in an atmosphere of joyous celebration!

But don't worry, if pop music isn’t your thing, we have dedicated Essex wedding soul bands, ceilidh bands or jazz bands to get your party started.

We can also provide Essex wedding musicians for your ceremony, drinks reception and wedding feast. Why not walk down the aisle to a string quartet then hire a wedding singer as a warm-up to the main act later on? Pianists and guitarists are useful for breaking the ice during your wedding banquet. Whatever Essex wedding music and entertainment you’re after, we've probably got it!

Booking a wedding band in Essex?

All our Essex wedding bands are self-contained and will arrive fully equipped to perform at your event. Get in touch if you are expecting to host more than 200 guests, as there may be extra equipment requirements.

Generally, our bands provide evening entertainment. Standard working hours are 9:30 until midnight: two hour-long sets with a 30-minute break. Please note that late fees might apply if the band is required later than midnight.

Bands will require a soundcheck ahead of the show. Between 5pm and 6pm is an advisable window for arrival and 60-90 minutes is usually sufficient soundcheck time. It is best if the venue is free of guests at this point, both for the band’s convenience and your guests’ comfort. If the space cannot be free of guests, some of our wedding bands can arrange a ‘noiseless’ line-check in order to set up the equipment without disturbing proceedings.

If you want your wedding band to play your first dance, this can usually be arranged. Check the band’s profile to see if they offer this option and try to give plenty of notice for them to learn your request. Alternatively, all of our bands can play your first dance on an mp3/iPod through their PA system.

During the interval, our bands will all play music via mp3 or iPod. Some Essex bands are able to provide their own DJ service (before and/or after the performance) – see the individual profiles for details.

On the day of the performance, you will need to supply the band with a power source and a flat, sheltered space to perform in. The performance area should be 3 x 3 metres for a three-piece band, adding a metre in width per band member, as appropriate.

All our bands and wedding singers in Essex who are booked for an evening performance request a basic meal at the event – the travelling, setting up and performing is a long working day! The specific requirements will be detailed on your booking contract.

Get the most out of your chosen band by checking their extra services. Many of our acts can provide acoustic sets, DJs or even background jazz on top of their main performance.

Where do our Essex wedding bands play?

You can hire an Essex wedding band to perform anywhere in the county, including: Southend-on-Sea, Colchester, Chelmsford, Basildon, Rayleigh, Harlow, Grays, Brentwood, Clacton-on-Sea, Braintree, Canvey Island, Billericay, Wickford, Loughton, Stanford-le-Hope, Witham, Maldon, Harwich, South Ockendon, Waltham Abbey, Rochford, South Woodham Ferrers and Saffron Walden.

Our Essex bands for hire can also perform throughout the UK and beyond.

For a wider range of options, why not check out bands in neighbouring towns and counties:

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