London wedding bands

Dance the night away to a wedding band in London, performing the best rock, pop and soul music from across the decades. They're ideal for bringing all ages together to celebrate.

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

The High Rollers

  • 3
  • (69)

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£1,375

Big Easy Brass Band

  • 4-7
  • (45)

The hottest new brass fusion band in town, Big Easy will bring a raucous, New Orleans party vibe to your event! The band can perform in one place or roaming around your venue and guests whilst they play.

Promo Video
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from£2,080

Groove Capital

  • 7-9
  • (58)

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.

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

Cinco Magic

  • 4
  • (73)

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.

Promo video
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from£565

The Wandering Lights

  • 2-4
  • (36)

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).

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

Penfold

  • 4-6
  • (125)

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.

Viva La Vida
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from£985

The Runaways

  • 4
  • (1)

Youthful, vibrant new party band channelling rock, hip-hop and soul influences. The band have been performing together for six years and have recently started attracting major label interest for their originals side project – catch them now before they're famous!

1999 – Prince
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from£1,230

The Sweet and Lowdown

  • 4
  • (118)

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.

Detroit City Soul - Promo video
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from£2,215

Detroit City Soul

  • 7
  • (10)

High-energy with a truly authentic sound, Detroit City Soul play classics from the Motown era as well as modern pop floor-fillers. Acoustic sets also available.

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

  • 6-10
  • (132)

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.

Sex on Fire / Johnny B. Goode / Wonderwall / Stuck in the Middle
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from£920

Get Carter

  • 4-5
  • (58)

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.

Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
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from£995

Blue Juice

  • 4-5
  • (141)

Fantastic and unique function and wedding band with a soulful male vocalist who put their quirky stamp on melodic rock, pop, soul, ska and funk floor-fillers from Bob Marley to Bruno Mars. Available with DJ service and brass section.

Respect / Superstition / Kiss
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from£2,275

The Capricorns

  • 7-10
  • (53)

Stylish wedding and corporate function band featuring outstanding male and female vocalists who have graced the stage with the likes of Adele and Leona Lewis! Available to hire with DJ service as well as solo cocktail piano and afternoon jazz/acoustic sets for music throughout the day.

Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon
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from£875

Rockit

  • 3-4
  • (139)

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.

Little Lion Man – Mumford & Sons (4-pce)
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from£700

Boots n Bones

  • 3-5
  • (35)

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.

Medley
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from£1,475

Masterblaster

  • 6
  • (28)

Incredible pop, R&B and soul band performing floor-fillers from Stevie Wonder and Bruno Mars all the way to Artful Dodger, Sean Paul and more. Book their acoustic/jazz sets and DJ service for non-stop music through the day.

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from£740

Millennium Bug

  • 3-4
  • (64)

Slick party and wedding band capturing the definitive sound of pop and rock through the decades and led by an animated frontman who gets every crowd on their feet! DJ service and acoustic sets available.

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from£2,655

Soul Machine

  • 7
  • (22)

Led by a charismatic frontman who will scoop your audience up in the palm of his hand and melt them with his voice, Soul Machine pay tribute to James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and more. DJ laptop service also available.

Happy Daze Promo Video (Johnny B. Goode)
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from£750

Happy Daze

  • 3-4
  • (76)

Hugely popular all-male party and wedding covers band playing feel-good sing-along classics with an emphasis on vintage rock and pop music. Fantastic value! Hire the band’s DJ service and afternoon acoustic sets for non-stop music through the day. Midweek discounts available.

7 Days / Walking Away
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from£1,200

Ibiza Funk

  • 4-6
  • (27)

A newcomer to the UK party scene, Ibiza Funk's unique versions of popular tunes are guaranteed to fill your dancefloor and take the vibe of your event to the next level!

The Merry-Makers Steel Band
from£370

The Merry-Makers Steel Band

  • 2-6
  • (93)

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!

Whoopin' Blues (Dixieland Example)
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from£1,250

The Inglorious Brassterds

  • 5-8
  • (27)

Incredible new brass band bringing the rhythm and soul of New Orleans alive to your party, with a few pop covers thrown in. Also available with vocalist.

Promo Video (Chelsea Dagger)
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from£810

The Confidentials

  • 3-5
  • (87)

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.

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from£995

The In-Laws

  • 4
  • (95)

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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from£1,165

The Dip Dabs

  • 4-7
  • (43)

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.


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London wedding band booking guide

What kind of music do your London wedding bands play?

The majority of bands listed here play well-known cover music from 50s rock’n’roll to last week’s number one. The majority of bands in this section feature a lead vocalist and perform rock, pop and soul music from all eras – ideal for bringing guests of all ages together to celebrate on the dancefloor! Smaller line-ups such as a 3-piece or 4-piece tend to lean towards guitar-based rock, pop and indie, with larger line-ups that feature keyboards and brass performing funk, soul, Motown, R&B and more modern pop. Check out our soul wedding bands if you’d like to see a dedicated list of those.

We're after an alternative wedding band - what do you recommend?

Hire a London-based brass and drums band for big brassy covers of pop songs everybody knows and loves. It's a refreshing alternative to a guitar band. If swing’s your thing, we have wedding jazz bands in London for all parts of your day and you could even add a touch of glamour to your reception with a jazz trio – or hire a swing band for dancing in the evening. Lastly you might prefer a wedding ceilidh band in London – it’s great way of getting guests of all ages dancing and some can also provide a ‘caller’ to teach you the steps.

We’d also love some wedding music during the daytime – is that possible?

Our wedding bands listed here are intended for after-dinner dancing, but we also offer live wedding music in London for the other parts of your day from walking down the aisle, to the signing of the register and reception. How about hiring a guitarist to break the ice during the wedding feast, then a string quartet or steel band for your afternoon drinks reception?

Do we need to provide any equipment for the band?

Our London wedding bands all come fully equipped for your event, though it’s worth getting in touch if you are expecting your event to exceed 250 guests, as extra equipment could be necessary. You just need to make sure that the band has a power source to plug in to and a space to perform! We recommend a flat and sheltered stage area of at least 3x3 meters for a 3-piece band – then add an extra metre squared per band member that you have booked. A raised stage is preferable for maximum impact but our bands are flexible to all kinds of spaces!

When can we expect our wedding band to arrive?

Our wedding bands usually arrive at your venue from 5pm or 6pm and take 60 - 90 minutes to unload, set up and soundcheck their equipment. It’s ideal if a room can be cleared whilst they do this, but it’s not essential – they can perform a silent “line-check” to test their levels if not. The band will then get dressed, eat and return at approximately 9pm to get your party started!

How long will our wedding band perform for?

Most bands will perform for two hours – divided into two one-hour sets with interval music in between – though some bands can perform three 40-minute sets if preferred.

All of our bands can provide recorded interval music free of charge between their sets so the dancing never needs to stop! It also means if your favourite song isn’t in the band’s repertoire you can still hear it – ideal!

Will the band learn a song for our first dance?

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 or iPod through their PA system.

How can we save money on our London 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 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 musicians and bands based in most major towns and cities across the UK.

Live wedding music bands in London and UK wide

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