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 Essex wedding bands have been handpicked from among the very best on the live music circuit and chosen for their reliability, professionalism and crowd-pleasing performances.

Our Essex bands for hire 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 and bringing guests of all ages together in an atmosphere of joyous celebration!

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.

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!

For a larger selection of acts, we'd also recommend browsing our wedding bands in London page.

Promo Video (Chelsea Dagger)
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The Confidentials

  • London
  • 3-5
  • (82)

Sensational all-male rock and pop trio who never fail to get their audiences jumping and singing along to the biggest tunes of the last 60 years. Elvis, The Stones, Bowie, Oasis, The Killers: they’re all there! Offering DJ service, afternoon acoustic sets as well as keyboards and second guitarist.

Don Henley – Boys of Summer
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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 to 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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Cinco Magic

  • London
  • 4
  • (22)

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.

The In-Laws
from£995

The In-Laws

  • London
  • 4
  • (87)

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.

4-piece Promo Video
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The Dip Dabs

  • Hertfordshire
  • 4-7
  • (16)

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.

Promo Video
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Get Carter

  • London
  • 4-5
  • (68)

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.

The Steel Panthers
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.

Promo Video
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from£750

Rockit

  • London
  • 3-4
  • (164)

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.

Promo video (Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand)
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Penfold

  • London
  • 4-6
  • (113)

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.

Promo video
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from£490

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).


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.

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