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Hire an award-winning wedding band in London. From rock, pop and soul to ceilidh and jazz, we have function bands for every taste and budget.


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Soul Club

  • 6-10
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Max out on soul and sophistication with Soul Club, a high energy show band comprising musicians who have toured with Stormzy and Dua Lipa. Expect stunning vocals and unparalleled musicianship.

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The High Rollers

  • 3
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Authentically recreated indie rock covers by The Killers, Blur and The Kinks sit alongside funkier pop by Bruno Mars, DNCE and Pharrell Williams. For value and impact, wedding bands don't come better than this.

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The Wandering Lights

  • 4
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Charismatic new wedding band performing upbeat, catchy covers with a folksy, festival feel. Expect to hear artists as diverse as Avicii, Blackstreet and Lionel Richie. Also available as an unplugged, acoustic roaming band.

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Mojo Brass Band

  • 4-8
  • (24)

Mojo Brass are a funky, punchy brass powerhouse made up of the UK's best up-and-coming horn players and drummers. Their track list blends rarer grooves with mainstream crowd-pleasers.

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Dressed to the nines and touting a crowd-pleasing, quickfire set of R&B, pop, hip hop, classic soul and funk, Superstrut will have your guests moving and hollering from the first note.

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Big Easy Brass Band

  • 4-9
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Young and animated brass band who never fail to get the party jumping with their funky take on the traditional brass format. The band can roam amongst guests or perform in one place. Male or female vocalists optional.

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Django’s Jive

  • 3-5
  • (19)

Traditional gypsy jazz and acoustic swing band playing standards by Django Reinhardt as well as swinging renditions of modern artists. Available as an instrumental line-up or with female vocals.

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The DBs

  • 5
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From pop favourites and feel-good funk to afrobeats and updated jazz classics, The DBs turn the traditional brass band format on its head and drag it kicking and screaming into the 21st century!

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Beat Club

  • 5-8
  • (27)

Incredible soul, R&B and pop function band featuring joint male and female lead vocals, sax and keyboards, and performing five decades of floor-fillers.

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Comprised of top-flight touring musicians that have backed artists such as Rita Ora and George Ezra, Spotlight are an explosive premium party band covering the biggest soul & pop hits of all time.

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Boots n Bones

  • 3-5
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Festival-hardened 4-piece playing unique, folksy covers of classic and contemporary party tunes. Enormous song list and a favourite at barn weddings!

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The Confidentials

  • 3-5
  • (85)

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 saxophone, keyboards and second guitarist.

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  • 3-4
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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!

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The Sweet and Lowdown

  • 4
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Fun and totally unique party band with male and female vocals, playing retro swing, vintage jive and rock'n'roll through to 80s funk, 90s R&B and quirky takes on modern chart.

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The Capricorns

  • 7-10
  • (64)

Stylish, globe-trotting function band featuring powerhouse vocalists and gigs for KPMG, Gucci and Jaguar alongside weddings in London and Dubai.

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The Runaways

  • 4
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Youthful, charismatic new 4-piece, channelling rock, dance, hip-hop and soul influences. The band have caught the attention of a major label – catch them now while rates are low!

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  • 4
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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.

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Party Up

  • 6-10
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Party down with Party Up, the slickest pop, soul and funk band in the South East! The band offer either male or joint male and female vocals and count Sky, Cadburys and the actress Emma Thompson among their regular clients.

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  • 4-12
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Knock-out party band featuring members who have recorded and performed at Abbey Road and Glastonbury and playing some of the biggest soul and pop floor-fillers of all time.

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  • 3-4
  • (63)

Turbo-charged wedding party band performing danceable rock 'n’ roll, indie, 80s pop and RnB. Optional "heavy set" for die-hard rock fans, featuring artists such as Guns n' Roses and Rage Against The Machine!

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Guide to booking wedding bands in London

What kind of music do your London wedding bands play?

The majority of our London wedding bands feature a lead vocalist and perform rock, pop and soul music from all eras – ideal for bringing guests of all ages together to celebrate.

Smaller line-ups such as a 3-piece or 4-piece tend to lean towards guitar-based rock, pop and indie. Larger line-ups that feature keyboards and brass tend to perform more of a soul, R&B and pop-based repertoire.

If modern music isn't your bag, consider a ceilidh, brass or swing band instead – browse the links at the top of this page for more options.

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 band to arrive?

Our London function bands typically 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 band perform for?

Most London function 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 act’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.

Can you provide other genres of function bands in London?

Hire a brass and drums band for big brassy covers of pop songs everybody knows and loves. It's a refreshing alternative to a classic London function band.

If swing’s your thing, we have jazz bands 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 – it’s great way of getting guests of all ages dancing and some can also provide a ‘caller’ to teach you the steps.

How can we save money on our wedding band?

Before you book more musicians for afternoon background music, check whether members of your evening band can provide this – it'll save you additional costs, such as travel.

If you haven't yet set your date, consider booking a midweek or winter celebration to take advantage of the most competitive rates.

Always consider hiring a function band from your local area, to save on travel and accommodation costs. We have musicians and bands based in most major towns and cities across the UK.

Where in London have your wedding bands performed?

From Bowie in Brixton and The Clash in Camden, to the Beatles in Abbey Road – London's popular music legacy is felt across the world.

Our London wedding bands have played in most corners of this creative, musical city. There are too many wedding venues to mention here, so here are just a few of our favourites. All these venues can host live music or DJs, and we work with them several times a year.

In Central London: The Bloomsbury Ballroom, the Barbican, Stationer's Hall, Claridges, Devonshire Terrace, Drapers Hall, Grand Connaught Rooms in Holborn, The Lansdowne Club, RAC Club, The Yacht at Temple Pier and Westminster Hall.

In East London: Trinity Buoy Wharf, Excel Centre, Ironmonger's Hall, London Fields Brewery, Shoreditch Studios, Skinner's Hall, Town Hall Hotel in Bethnal Green and Wilton's Music Hall in Whitechapel.

In South London: Battersea Arts Centre, Dulwich College, Eltham Palace, Hampton Court, The Hurlingham Club, St Ermins Hotel, The Star and Garter Richmond, The Battersea Barge, The Old Royal Naval College and the Trafalgar Tavern in Greenwich.

In North London: Burgh House, Cecil Sharp House, Loft Studios, Finsbury Town Hall, The Landmark Hotel, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London Zoo, West Reservoir Centre and The British Library.

In West London: Beach Blanket Babylon in Notting Hill, The Kensington Roof Gardens, The Lansdown Club, London Rowing Club, The Olympia Hammersmith, Pembroke Lodge and Syon Park.

London wedding band stories & inspiration

Our London brides and grooms tell us why they chose their wedding band and how live music made their evening party. Read more local wedding stories on our blog.


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Need daytime wedding entertainment in London?

Most of the bands listed here are intended for after-dinner dancing at evening receptions, but we can also provide daytime wedding entertainment in London.

Hire a harpist or string quartet to entertain guests whilst they arrive for your wedding ceremony. Or a classical guitarist to play your favourite song as you walk down the aisle. Our classical musicians are drawn from the ranks of world-class London orchestras such as the The LSO and RPO.

Break the ice during the drinks reception or wedding breakfast with an acoustic duo, pianist, gypsy jazz trio or steel band. Warm up your guests for the band, with a Rat Pack singer.

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