Wedding bands for hire

Outstanding live wedding bands for hire, throughout the UK. Typically our bands will perform upbeat music from all eras, to fill your dancefloor and appeal to all

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Proud Mary / Happy / Great Balls of Fire
Play 'Proud Mary / Happy / Great Balls of Fire'
from£1,080

Mastersound

  • Birmingham
  • 4-7
  • (54)

Young and talented new party and wedding band in the West Midlands, featuring both female and male lead vocals and a host of rock, soul and pop anthems to get all your guests dancing – from Chuck Berry to Beyonce. Larger line-ups and laptop DJ service available.

Promo video
Play 'Promo video'
from£565

The Wandering Lights

  • London
  • 2-4
  • (46)

Charismatic new wedding band, taking the London 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).

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

Get Carter

  • London
  • 4-5
  • (58)

High-energy wedding and corporate party 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.

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

Boots n Bones

  • London
  • 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.

Promo video
Play 'Promo video'
from£740

The Turnstyles

  • Manchester
  • 4
  • (6)

A fun, energetic and professional 4-piece wedding and party band from the North West of England, covering a variety of rock, pop and Motown from the 50s to modern-day.

Function showreel
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from£985

East River

  • Leeds
  • 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.

4-piece Promo Video
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from£1,165

The Dip Dabs

  • Hertfordshire
  • 4-7
  • (44)

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.

Play 'video'
from£1,030

The Vendettas

  • Liverpool
  • 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.

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

Happy Daze

  • London
  • 3-4
  • (77)

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.

Promo Video
Play 'Promo Video'
from£1,230

The Misfits

  • Cheshire
  • 5-8
  • (52)

Stylish corporate and wedding band, featuring female lead vocals and a large set list of pop, Motown, soul, jazz, jive and vintage rock'n'roll. Booking options include male vocalist, brass section, afternoon/dinner jazz sets and DJ service.

Medley: I Will Survive / Message To You Rudy / Can't Stop The Feeling / Steamin' Blues / Funky Town
Play 'Medley: I Will Survive / Message To You Rudy / Can't Stop The Feeling / Steamin' Blues / Funky Town'
from£985

Steamin Brass

  • Manchester
  • 5
  • (31)

A brass band like nothing you've ever experienced before. Trumpets, sousaphone, group vocals and stilt-walking percussionists combine to belt out classic pop tunes from the last 50 years and create an audio-visual spectacle!

Play 'video'
from£740

Millennium Bug

  • London
  • 3-4
  • (65)

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.

Play 'video'
from£1,355

The Northern Lights

  • Lancashire
  • 5-6
  • (55)

Popular, energetic 5 or 6-piece wedding band featuring male vocals and first rate musicians. Afternoon acoustic jazz & swing sets and DJ service available.

Promo Video (Chelsea Dagger)
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from£810

The Confidentials

  • London
  • 3-5
  • (89)

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.

Play 'video'
from£995

The In-Laws

  • Essex
  • 4
  • (96)

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.

Play 'video'
from£1,000

The Sonics

  • Liverpool
  • 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.

Play 'video'
from£985

The Saints

  • Manchester
  • 5
  • (51)

Experienced rock, pop, dance and soul band with powerful male vocals and expandable to an 8-piece featuring female vocals, keyboards and brass. Jazz duo also available for mellow background music during receptions or dinners. Midweek discounts available.

Promo Video
Play 'Promo Video'
from£2,735

Fireflies

  • Hertfordshire
  • 6-11
  • (40)

High-end 6-piece party band featuring male vocals, female vocals and sax playing accurate renditions of modern and classic hits. Additional musicians, DJ service and afternoon sets available.

Live Medley
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from£1,500

The DBs

  • London
  • 5-9
  • (43)

Outstanding brass covers band playing a mix of pop favourites and feel-good funk, afrobeats and updated jazz classics! The band are favourites at festivals around the UK and in great demand for private events and corporate parties! Available with vocalist or rapper.

Promo Video
Play 'Promo Video'
from£1,410

Spotlight

  • London
  • 5
  • (5)

A band with powerhouse vocals, high-level energy and great musicianship that perform a perfect mix of chart pop, Motown, disco, 90s dance and 00s R'n'B. Available from a 2-piece to 8-piece line-up.

Crazy Little Thing Called Love / I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor / Shut Up And Dance / Cake By The Ocean / Superstition / Angels / Get Lucky
Play 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love / I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor / Shut Up And Dance / Cake By The Ocean / Superstition / Angels / Get Lucky'
from£665

The Alternatives

  • Leeds
  • 4
  • (35)

With guitar-led energy and infectious renditions of all your favourite party hits, The Alternatives will always bring an electric atmosphere to your event.

Black or White / Uptown Funk / I Will Wait / Crazy In Love
Play 'Black or White / Uptown Funk / I Will Wait / Crazy In Love'
from£985

The Electrics

  • Surrey
  • 4-7
  • (49)

Energetic party band with an impressive list of pop, rock and soul hits from the 50s to the present day. This band have huge harmonies and a fantastic live sound. Keyboards, saxophone and male vocalist, acoustic duo and DJ set available!

Promo Video
Play 'Promo Video'
from£1,230

Dr Funtimes

  • Leeds
  • 6
  • (27)

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.

Promo Video
Play 'Promo Video'
from£1,230

High Line

  • Leicestershire
  • 6
  • (16)

Youthful and energetic, this pop and rock band is one of the most in demand across the UK! High Line are delivering incredible performances to weddings, parties and corporate events nationwide! Acoustic sets and DJ services also available.

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

The Inglorious Brassterds

  • London
  • 5-8
  • (28)

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.


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Wedding band booking guide

What kind of music do your wedding bands play?

Typically our 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.

We're after something more unusual - can you offer alternative wedding bands?

Yes! 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 function band. It's also worth browsing our wedding soul bands, ceilidh bands and latin & world music bands. For even more offbeat wedding music ideas, see our alternative wedding bands section.

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 band’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.

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. But let us know if you're expecting more than 250 guests, so we can check whether the band’s system is large enough. Most bands will also bring lighting for both the stage and dancefloor. Check the band's individual profile for more details and optional add-ons to enhance the show!

How can we keep the music going in the intervals between the band’s sets?

All our wedding bands provide mp3 music during the interval, and many are able to upgrade to a more advanced service using virtual DJ software so that they can mix songs and take your guests’ requests.

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

Wedding music isn’t just about the final party. If you're looking for background music to accompany your drinks reception or wedding meal, try our jazz bands, acoustic musicians or singers. If you're after wedding ceremony musicians for the bridal entrance, exit or the signing of the register, our harpists or string quartets are a popular choice to make those moments extra special.

How long will the band play for on the night?

Standard wedding band performances are two hours and usually split over 2 x 1-hour or 3 x 40-minute sets with short intervals – but the band can play for less time, or longer (for an additional cost) if it suits your event better.

How much space will the band need at the venue?

As a guide, it’s best to allow for 3m wide x 3m deep for a 3-piece band – then add an additional square metre for each extra band member. A raised stage always helps a band make a bigger impact but isn’t essential – the performance space mainly just needs to be flat and dry! If you’re unsure, check the "performance information|" section on the band’s page.

When can we expect our wedding band to arrive?

Presuming that they can easily access the performance space, most bands need 60-90 minutes to unload their equipment, get set up and soundcheck – so (depending on your schedule, of course!), you can expect bands performing in the evening to arrive around 5pm or 6pm. As a general rule, acts playing in the afternoon are likely to arrive 45-90 minutes before the start of their performance and classical acts, steel pan bands or any act that doesn't use sound equipment usually take just 15-20 minutes to set up and soundcheck. Feel free to ask about any specific timing requirements you may have, if you need the band to avoid disrupting particular parts of your celebrations.

Our venue has a sound limiter – is this easy to manage?

Most bands can perform within the limits of a sound limiter set to 95dB or higher. If your venue's limiter is set to a lower threshold than this, let us know so we can advise. If possible, sound limiters can be used to set levels in soundcheck but then turned off for the performance. Most limiters cut off the power to the band when the music or the crowd’s applause exceeds a certain volume, which can damage band equipment.

Is there any equipment that we need to provide for the band?

Just make sure that the band will have access to the power supply that they need. A minimum of two separate domestic plug sockets should be fine for the majority of 3-piece or 4-piece bands. Ideally, the sockets should be either side of the performance area, but most acts will carry extension cables.

Is there anything else that we would need to sort out for the band?

Please make sure your band have the food and refreshments that they need on the night – bands performing in the evening will require a hot meal to keep their energy up! Depending on the venue, some bands will also need reserved parking or a secure changing room so do check their profile for details.

Ok, we’ve found a wedding band we love! How do we book?

Great! If you would like to book a wedding band and you've already received a quote from us, simply email or call us on 0845 643 2160 and we’ll draw up a secure booking contract between you and the act immediately. You’ll need to pay a deposit by credit or debit card to secure the band, with the rest payable nearer, or on, the event date.

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

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