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

To check availability, please add your event date to the menu above.

Can't Feel My Face / Finesse / Say My Name / Ride Wit Me / Aint Nobody
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from£1,845

Chronicle

  • London
  • 4-8
  • (38)

Guaranteed to bring class and charisma to your event, Chronicle can blend the best of R&B, pop and soul to make sure your guests party in style all night. Solo and duo options available, as well as additional female vocals and brass section.

Promo Medley
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from£1,230

The Tales

  • Kent
  • 4-8
  • (3)

Show-stopping party band playing a wide variety of hits by artists including Chic, Diana Ross and Pharrell Williams that guarantee a night to remember! Additional musicians available.

Mr Brightside / Riptide / Castle On The Hill / Waiting All Night
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from£585

Skylight Duo

  • Sheffield
  • 2
  • (11)

Recreating a full band sound with their impactful, multi-instrumental talent, this duo are ready to get your party started! Their diverse songlist will surprise and delight you - and keep your guests dancing and singing along!

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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.

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from£735

The Resets

  • Manchester
  • 3-5
  • (20)

Quirky and retro acoustic trio and band playing modern pop songs in a gypsy jazz style. Available as a quartet and quintet with stunning female vocalists and percussion. Free laptop DJ service.

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from£740

Millennium Bug

  • London
  • 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

  • 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.

Don't Wanna Miss A Thing / Killing In The Name Of
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from£1,845

The Brass Animals

  • Birmingham
  • 8
  • (15)

Knock-out New Orleans style brass party band with drums for Mardi Gras parades, festivals, funerals, surprise entries and dancing!

Promo Video
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from£650

Midnight Blue

  • London
  • 3-5
  • (58)

Experienced, versatile jazz trio, performing jazzy takes on pop music from The Beatles to Sam Smith as well as classic jazz. Suitable for mellow background music at weddings, corporate events and more! Also available with drums and vocals.

New Rules / Finesse
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from£985

A Girl Called Sue

  • London
  • 4-8
  • (40)

Versatile and energetic male and female-fronted band with a large song list taking in soul, pop and rock music from Elvis and The Beatles to Daft Punk and DNCE. Available to hire with extra musicians, afternoon/dinner jazz sets and/or DJ service.

Promo Video (Chelsea Dagger)
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from£810

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.

Promo Video
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from£715

The Chandeliers

  • London
  • 4
  • (22)

A zesty, female-led party band playing popular 40s to 00s jazz, rock ‘n’ pop covers with a unique twist - think hot club, ska, country, bossa, rock, reggae & swing all blended together to span the generations!

I Believe In A Thing Called Love – Dangermouse
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from£860

Dangermouse

  • Northampton
  • 3
  • (22)

The finest party and wedding band performing rock, indie, R&B and chart music with charisma and energy! Hire the band’s DJ service for a seamless night of music.

Promo Video
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from£1,350

Bloco Brass

  • London
  • 4-7
  • (24)

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!

Promo Video
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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.

Treasure - Bruno Mars
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from£1,220

The Rumours

  • Shropshire
  • 4
  • (15)

Believe everything you hear about these guys! The Rumours are a vibrant 4-piece band that come with boundless energy and an infectious love for mixing the latest hits from Bruno Mars and George Ezra with timeless classics from Chic, Earth Wind & Fire and The Beatles.

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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£1,345

The Coves

  • Bristol
  • 5-6
  • (7)

A young, energetic and professional party band who are not shy of a large crowd having brought their well-loved hits to events for clients such as Lloyds Bank and Debenhams. This band offer a diverse repertoire to get your guests moving to tunes from Stevie Wonder and Earth, Wind and Fire to Beyoncé and Bruno Mars. The Coves have something to suit every taste!

Rocks – Primal Scream
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from£740

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£795

Stereogram

  • London
  • 3
  • (22)

Incredible male-fronted rock and pop wedding and party band who have played for the likes of Deutsche Bank and The BBC. The band have a big sound and electric stage presence! Available with keyboards, sax and female vocals as well as solo/duo acoustic and jazz trio sets.

Sugar / Summer of 69 / Everywhere / Can't Stop The Feeling
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from£1,275

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£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£525

The Wild Nights Duo

  • Bristol
  • 2
  • (35)

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.

Promo Video
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from£1,205

Grand Central

  • Bristol
  • 4-9
  • (19)

Funk & soul party band in the South West featuring male lead vocals and a fantastic rhythm section and horns. Grand Central play uptempo, soulful tunes, from James Brown to Bruno Mars. Available with a two-piece horn section.

The Mod Cons
from£1,060

The Mod Cons

  • Warwickshire
  • 4
  • (52)

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?

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 don't like pop music – do you have more 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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