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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Paul Cattermole & The Stuff
from£2,950

Paul Cattermole & The Stuff

  • London
  • 6
  • (4)

Hire a genuine pop star for the night! Paul from S Club 7 heads an all-star professional band playing your favourite music, from classic rock and soul through to contemporary pop covers and a few S Club hits thrown in for good measure.

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from£1,350

The Soul Cats

  • London
  • 5
  • (11)

Outstanding pop and soul band with incredible male or female vocals, performing high-energy, floor-filling Motown, funk and soul-infused pop! Available to book with male vocals, full brass section or afternoon jazz sets.

Promo Video
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from£3,250

Elix

  • Manchester
  • 8-12
  • (8)

Brand new luxury 8 to 12-piece show band featuring some of the most outstanding musicians in Manchester, who have performed alongside artists such as Paloma Faith, JLS, James Morrison and The Script.

Live Montage
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from£675

Vinyl Heroes

  • Leeds
  • 3-6
  • (9)

Lively and experienced rock and pop party band delivering high quality entertainment for weddings and parties! Afternoon sets, DJ service and additional musicians also available.

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from£1,535

The Rubies

  • South Wales
  • 4-8
  • (13)

Fun-loving party band who have worked alongside Jessie J and Tinie Tempah playing hits by legends from Tom Jones and Bon Jovi to Rihanna and Bruno Mars. Larger line-ups, acoustic duo and laptop DJ service also available.

Pop Medley
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from£1,230

The Godfathers

  • South Wales
  • 4

Fun and funky wedding band with a hard-hitting set list of dancefloor fillers! Additional musicians, acoustic sets and DJ service also available.

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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, afternoon sets and DJ services 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.

Promo Video
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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. A caller is included and a four piece line-up upgrade is also 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.

Promo Video (5-piece)
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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.

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£2,900

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.

Promo Video
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from£1,355

Wildcat

  • Shropshire
  • 5-8
  • (25)

Wildcat are a high-energy party band whose infectious performance promises to bring an extra dimension to any celebration! Additional musicians and DJ laptop service available.

The Gleneagles Ceilidh Band
from£885

The Gleneagles Ceilidh Band

  • Stirlingshire
  • 4
  • (2)

Nationally cherished Scottish ceilidh band who have featured on BBC's Monarch of the Glen and STV's Heartless! Additional ceilidh horn section, caller and DJ services are all 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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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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