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£2,655

The Ministry Of Horns

  • York
  • 7-9
  • (3)

World-class brass and drums party band who are regulars at Glastonbury and have performed for Jamie Oliver and Liam Gallagher.

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from£1,475

The Mayfields

  • Manchester
  • 6
  • (4)

Highly-experienced and energetic female-fronted wedding party band, playing everything from Motown classics to modern R&B and pop chartbusters. Acoustic duo or quartet sets available.

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from£1,230

The Records

  • Hertfordshire
  • 5-7
  • (5)

Premier party band featuring female vocals and the greatest pop, soul, Motown and disco hits of all time. Free laptop DJ service included as standard. Additional vocalists and horn players also available.

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from£1,410

Shut The Funk Door

  • Bristol
  • 5-7
  • (7)

Excellent party band playing a range of music, from funk, soul, pop and Motown to jazz, swing and Gatsby. This band can provide live entertainment for your entire event! Additional musicians and afternoon sets also available.

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from£1,200

Totally 80s

  • Norfolk
  • 5
  • (7)

World-class, male-fronted 80s tribute act. If you’re looking for a night of 80s classics, look no further! Totally 80s play songs by some of the most popular acts of the era including Duran Duran, Genesis, The Human League and Wham!

The Melrose Ceilidh Band
from£735

The Melrose Ceilidh Band

  • Berwickshire
  • 3
  • (8)

Animated and up-tempo Scottish ceilidh band with an energetic and contemporary approach – ideal for dancing at weddings, anniversaries, birthday parties or community parties. Caller included. DJ service available.

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from£735

Audio 45

  • Leicestershire
  • 3
  • (4)

Lively party and wedding band featuring male vocals and performing a huge range of classic pop and rock covers. Laptop DJ service and acoustic sets available.

Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis
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from£890

Kramer

  • Birmingham
  • 4
  • (7)

Uber-cool, fun-loving 4-piece playing a selection of the best pop rock songs from the last 60 years covering songs from The Beatles and Elvis through to Kings Of Leon and Adele!

Under The Boardwalk – The Drifters
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from£1,230

The Wandering Troubadours

  • London
  • 3-5
  • (5)

Sharply dressed wandering band delivering fun and enticing arrangements of classic and modern songs, featuring vocal harmonies with bags of energy and personality. Additional musicians and acoustic/electric options also available.

You've Got The Love / Stand By Me / Beautiful Girls / I'll Be Missing You
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from£1,785

Balboa

  • Manchester
  • 5-8
  • (7)

World-class, male-fronted premium 5-piece band in high demand across the UK. The band have a repertoire covering everything from 60s favourites to the latest hits and include sax in their line-up. Afternoon acoustic sets, extra musicians and DJ service available.

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from£470

The Caledonians

  • Fife
  • 2-4
  • (6)

Fun and lively ceilidh duo, whose unique line-up includes a mix of instruments, dances, and folk songs. Four piece line-up available.

The Transformers
from£770

The Transformers

  • Bath
  • 4
  • (9)

Playing classics from the Stones to the Scissor Sisters, The Transformers are four genteel types who burst into life under the faintest glimmer of a spotlight!

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from£1,380

Dakota

  • Essex
  • 3-6
  • (13)

Seasoned wedding and corporate function band formed of in-demand session players. Expect a barrage of rock and pop anthems from Queen Pharrell and dancing all night! Additional musicians, the Trio, DJ and acoustic sets available.

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from£835

The Modes

  • Cardiff
  • 4-6
  • (3)

Young, fresh 4 or 5-piece party band with a choice of male vocalist/trumpet player, female vocalist/sax player, or both! DJ and acoustic sets also available.

Jumping Joan Ceilidh Band
from£735

Jumping Joan Ceilidh Band

  • Lancashire
  • 5-6
  • (4)

Experienced Ceilidh band playing traditional English, Scottish and Irish music for dancing. Caller also available.

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from£940

Soultrain

  • Bristol
  • 4-8
  • (5)

Fun and fresh party and wedding band playing rock, pop, soul and funk hits. Additional musicians, love letters and photobooth hire also available.

The McCeilidhs
from£975

The McCeilidhs

  • Glasgow
  • 3
  • (10)

Fresh and dynamic Irish and Scottish ceilidh band with tons of experience playing at weddings, parties and celebrations. The band can call the dances if required and will have you whirling around the dancefloor all night!

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from£2,050

Roadhouse

  • London
  • 5-12
  • (4)

Roadhouse is an incredible premium party band playing the best of soul and pop through the decades, made up of London's finest musicians fronted with male and female vocalists! Afternoon entertainment and DJ service also available.

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from£2,900

The New Sensations

  • London
  • 5-10
  • (5)

Deluxe wedding and corporate function band including male and female vocals specialising in pop, R&B, hip hop, drum'n'bass, garage, funk, motown, soul and dance. Dinner sets and additional musicians available.

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from£1,355

Wildcat

  • Shropshire
  • 5-8
  • (25)

Wildcat are a high-energy party band whose infectious enjoyment brings an exhilarating extra dimension to any celebration! Additional musicians available.

The Gleneagles Ceilidh Band
from£885

The Gleneagles Ceilidh Band

  • Stirlingshire
  • 4
  • (2)

Nationally cherished Scottish ceilidh band who recently featured on BBC's Monarch of the Glen and STV's Heartless! Additional ceilidh horn section, caller and DJ service available.

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from£920

Cloud Nine

  • Birmingham
  • 4
  • (20)

Sensational male and female-led band playing the best covers through the ages with an emphasis on soul and pop. Previous venues include the NEC, Jools Holland’s Club and The Savoy. Available to book with horn section, afternoon jazz sets and DJ service.

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from£1,095

The Diffusers

  • South Wales
  • 4
  • (13)

A much sought-after act who pride themselves on the high calibre of their musicianship, playing a mixture of music fresh from the pop charts and classic hits.

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from£1,290

Poptronix

  • Surrey
  • 5-9
  • (7)

Vibrant pop band with female and male lead vocals with a long list of satisfied clients! Additional musicians and afternoon jazz/easy listening entertainment available.

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from£735

Revolution

  • Newcastle
  • 3
  • (8)

Fun, energetic 3-piece band providing top tunes to top people at weddings, functions and parties throughout the North East.


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What style of music do our wedding bands play?

Our wedding bands specialise in evening and after dinner events and typically perform a broad range of uptempo, mainstream rock, pop, soul and chart music from the 1950s to the present day. You’ll hear music to keep everyone on the dancefloor, with bands performing songs from a diverse range of artists such as The Beatles, Elvis, Queen, Prince, Oasis, Adele, The Weeknd and Dua Lipa.

Our bands are ideal for keeping guests of all ages entertained and get everyone dancing!

Since weddings are cross-generational events, most bands will perform a mix of classic and modern pop music to appeal to you and you friends as well as grandparents and grandkids. But if you want a wedding band specialising in a particular genre, check out our wedding soul bands, or wedding ceilidh bands. For more offbeat wedding music ideas, see our alternative wedding bands.

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, check out our harpists or string quartets.

      What areas do our wedding bands cover?

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

      Hiring a wedding band?

      All wedding bands for hire are fully self-contained with their own PA system, microphones, backline and instruments. This is adequate for most marquee or indoor weddings but let us know if you're expecting more than 250 guests, so we can check whether their system is large enough. Most bands will also bring lighting for both the stage and dancefloor.

      Standard wedding band performances are two hours, usually split over 2 x 1-hour or 3 x 40-minute sets, but they can play for less time, or longer (for an additional cost) if preferred.

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

      You can also choose from a range of "add-on" services to make the most of your band and musicians throughout the day. Some wedding bands offer a solo cocktail piano or acoustic guitar duo set during your drinks reception, a jazz trio during your wedding breakfast or a DJ set until last orders, so you can have non-stop soundtrack to your day. This is more cost-effective than booking separate musicians as it saves on travel costs and equipment hire.

      Our 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 their profile to see whether they can. If not, they'd be happy to play it via an iPod, through their PA system.

      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/debit card, with the rest payable nearer, or on, the event date.

      If booking a live wedding band, there are a few things you'll need to ensure:

      • Access to a power supply (at least two separate domestic plug sockets are fine for the majority of 3 / 4-piece bands).
      • A flat, dry performance area large enough for the band. As a guide, 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 is preferred but not essential.
      • Food and refreshments on the night. Most bands performing in the evening will require a hot meal to keep their energy up.
      • Some bands will also request things like reserved parking or a secure changing room.

      It's also worth checking if your venue has any sound restrictions in place. Most bands can perform within the limits of a sound limiter set to 95dB or higher.

      Tips for saving money on your wedding band

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

      Also, 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, including:

      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.

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