Wedding bands for hire

Hire an outstanding live wedding band anywhere in the UK. Typically our bands will perform uptempo, mainstream music through the decades, to fill your dancefloor and appeal to all ages

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from£1,355

The Stop Outs

  • London
  • 5
  • (15)

A fresh and stylish band playing everything from the 70s upwards, guaranteed to get you dancing! From 90s hits to your favourite throwbacks from The Jackson 5, Earth Wind and Fire and Lionel Richie, The Stop Out's have an infectious energy to create an amazing event.

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from£2,580

Skyline

  • London
  • 6
  • (3)

High energy 80s tribute band who embody the colourful, glamorous and dramatic spirit of the 80s playing classic hits by Prince, Wham! and Queen.

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from£4,680

Electric Red

  • London
  • 6-12
  • (23)

Made up of the UK’s finest singers and musicians from London’s world famous West End musicals, Electric Red will bring the ultimate party experience to your event!

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from£1,365

The Tunesmiths

  • Bristol
  • 4
  • (4)

Barnstorming folk-pop band, ideal for a festival-themed wedding or party! Party the night away to catchy rock and pop songs performed in the ever-popular Mumford & Sons style.

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from£920

The Files

  • London
  • 3-4
  • (31)

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.

Rocks – Primal Scream
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from£738

Super Mario

  • Liverpool
  • 3-4
  • (20)

Unbelievably talented male-fronted cover band offering a feel-good, danceable set taking in everything from 60s classics to modern chart! Extra musicians, solo afternoon acoustic set and DJ service also available.

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from£6,250

The Soul Ventures

  • London
  • 8
  • (17)

The Soul Ventures are an authentic, high-impact soul, Stax and Motown band, recreating the music of Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin and James Brown.

Live Video (filmed with Easyjet)
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from£1,475

The VPs

  • Surrey
  • 6-7
  • (15)

Unforgettable high-energy performances of soul, funk, pop and rock favourites from a band who have played for Easyjet, DHL and Gatwick Airport - they're guaranteed to get you on the dancefloor! Professional DJ also available.

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from£1,350

Bloco Brass

  • London
  • 4-7
  • (13)

Exciting new brass and drums band playing danceable pop songs as well as some Latin music. With Brazilian musicians in their ranks, the band will bring the spirit of Rio and Carnival to your event!

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from£1,195

Soul Stars

  • London
  • 3-7
  • (6)

Stylish trio featuring male vocals, keyboards and trumpet and playing upbeat, mainstream soul and soul-infused pop covers. Also available as a full 5 or 6-piece party band.

Happy – Pharrell Williams
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The Spooks

  • Birmingham
  • 3-4
  • (21)

Breathtaking vocals, lush harmonies and an explosive rhythm section – this West Midlands wedding party band play a wide selection of soul, disco, rock’n’roll and the latest indie to keep you dancing until the wee hours! DJ service available.

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from£1,475

Hancock

  • Bristol
  • 5
  • (7)

Energetic and exciting young band playing rocky covers of all your favourite indie, pop and rock songs! From Arctic Monkeys and Kings of Leon to David Bowie and The Beatles, there's something for everyone.

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from£525

The Wild Nights Duo

  • Bristol
  • 2
  • (34)

Having played together in bands for over ten years, Jon and Ben listed everything they play and realised they know loads of great songs! Available to hire with DJ service for music throughout the evening.

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from£615

Allemande Ceilidh Band

  • Manchester
  • 3-10
  • (15)

Youthful and lively party/wedding ceilidh band made up of professional musicians and a caller, performing a repertoire of traditional Scottish dance music. Available additional musicians or DJ service.

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from£920

Kovered

  • Bristol
  • 4
  • (10)

A young and energetic male-fronted 4-piece band hailing from the South West. Playing everything from Elvis to The Killers, they guys know how to rock! DJ service also available.

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Cerone

  • Liverpool
  • 4-8
  • (28)

Professional and versatile rock, pop and soul function band serving the North West and beyond, covering the very best of rock, pop, funk, soul and jazz across the decades. Highly recommended!

Sugar / Summer of 69 / Everywhere / Can't Stop The Feeling
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The Splits

  • Bristol
  • 4
  • (5)

Incredible party band who have brought their energetic rock and pop covers to weddings, private events and corporate parties for the likes of House of Fraser and ASDA. Dance to hits from Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, The Killers and Kings of Leon and consider adding a DJ set or photo booth to complete your evening's entertainment.

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from£980

The Bees

  • Hampshire
  • 4
  • (15)

The best rock and pop party band on the south coast, featuring male lead vocals and playing party anthems by The Beatles, Chic, Queen, Bruno Mars and more – guaranteed to have everybody on their feet! Available with DJ service.

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The Confidentials

  • London
  • 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.

Mr Brightside – The Killers
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The Breaks

  • Plymouth
  • 3-4
  • (40)

Top function band in the South West with a large song list of swaggering rock, pop and indie suitable for all ages at weddings, parties and celebrations. Laptop DJ service, reception/dinner acoustic music as well as larger line-ups including brass and keyboards.

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from£2,655

Soul Machine

  • London
  • 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.

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from£1,355

The Coronets

  • Swansea
  • 4
  • (9)

An energetic, 4-piece band, The Coronets will mix all the best up-to-date hits with rock and indie favourites from Arctic Monkeys and Coldplay. Their diverse repertoire and extensive experience within the UK's music industry sets them apart to energise and entertain your guests.

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from£950

The Falcons

  • London
  • 3
  • (3)

Energetic 3-piece band led by male vocals, bringing you all the latest and favourite rock, pop and indie hits.

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from£825

Loveshack

  • Newport
  • 4
  • (16)

Young and talented Welsh party band with female vocals and a repertoire of danceable songs everyone knows and loves - from the 1960s right up to current day classics.

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The Mod Cons

  • Warwickshire
  • 4
  • (51)

Exciting male-fronted wedding and party band, playing music from all decades but specialising in the swinging 60s! Stunningly authentic performances using incredible vintage equipment. Extra performances, low-season rates and DJ service available.


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Wedding band booking guide

What kind of music do your wedding bands play?

Our wedding bands specialise in evening and after dinner events and typically 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, with songs spanning artists such as The Beatles, Elvis, Queen, Prince, Oasis, Bruno Mars, The Weeknd and Dua Lipa. Many of our bands are happy to take requests too so you know you can keep guests of all ages dancing along!

What if we want a specific style of music at our wedding?

No worries! We love it when people get creative with their wedding themes and music - so if you want a wedding band to perform a particular genre or style, check out some of our more specialised pages. You might like our wedding soul bands, or wedding ceilidh bands – or for more offbeat wedding music ideas, see our alternative wedding bands too.

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 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.

We would like a particular song for our first dance - can the band play it?

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 from Spotify or an iPod.

What if we want some music during the day as well as in the evening?

We know that 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.

Saving tip! 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.

When can we expect the 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.

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’ on the band’s page.

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 but always check the specifics with your venue well in advance if there are any sound restrictions in place. If possible, sound limiters can be used to set levels in soundcheck but then turned off for the performance as 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.

Do your bands bring their own sound and lighting equipment?

All our wedding bands 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 – but check on their individual profile for extra details and optional add-ons to enhance the show!

Is there any equipment that we need to provide?

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.

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

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 our band and we’d like to book! What do we do now?

Great! If you would like to book a wedding band and you've already received a quote from us, simply email or call us 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, with the rest payable nearer, or on, the event date.

What areas of the UK do your wedding bands cover?

Most of our wedding bands will travel internationally and UK wide, including the following regions:

Wedding bands in the South

You can also browse bands by county, UK wide.

Wedding bands in the North

Wedding bands in the Midlands and East Anglia

We can also provide wedding bands in South Wales and Scotland.

Saving tip: 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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