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Wedding bands Portsmouth

The cobbled streets of Portsmouth are overflowing with musical talent that spans the spectrum of genres and styles for your wedding day!

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Rockit

  • 3-4
  • (146)

Amp up your party with Rockit: a sensational party band with a huge catalogue of rock, indie and pop floor-fillers from Chuck Berry and The Beatles to The Killers and Ed Sheeran! Larger line-ups, acoustic background sets and DJ service available. Midweek discounts available.

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from£1,230

The Sweet and Lowdown

  • 4
  • (126)

Fun and totally unique party and wedding band with both female and male lead vocals. S&L play everything from retro swing, vintage jive and rock'n'roll through to 80s funk, 90s R&B and modern chart with a twist. Afternoon acoustic sets and DJ service also available. Low season and midweek discounts.

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from£1,135

Blue Juice

  • 4-5
  • (144)

Fantastic function and wedding band with a soulful male vocalist who put their quirky stamp on melodic rock, pop, soul, ska and funk floor-fillers from Bob Marley to Bruno Mars. Available with DJ service and brass section.

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from£980

The Bees

  • 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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from£990

The Runaways

  • 4
  • (60)

Youthful, charismatic new 4-piece, channelling rock, dance, hip-hop and soul influences. The band have already caught the attention of a major record label – catch them now while rates are still low!

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from£1,830

Party Up

  • 6-10
  • (144)

Party down with Party Up, the slickest pop, soul and funk band in the South East! The band count Sky, Cadburys and the actress Emma Thompson among their regular clients. Available with DJ service, acoustic duo, backing vocalists and horn section.

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from£875

The High Rollers

  • 3
  • (87)

Authentically recreated indie rock covers by The Killers, Blur and The Kinks sit alongside funkier pop by Bruno Mars, DNCE and Pharrell Williams. For value and impact, The High Rollers are in a class of their own.

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from£3,295

Soul Club

  • 6-10
  • (30)

Max out on soul and sophistication with this stunning wedding and corporate event band comprised of musicians who have toured with Stormzy, Adele, and Dua Lipa. Expect stunning vocals, energy and unparalleled musicianship.

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from£1,185

Superstrut

  • 4
  • (66)

Dressed to the nines and touting a crowd-pleasing, quickfire set of R&B, pop, hip hop, classic soul and funk, Superstrut will have your guests moving, shaking and hollering from the first note. Available with female vocalist, acoustic sets and DJ service.

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from£1,500

The DBs

  • 5
  • (43)

From pop favourites and feel-good funk to afrobeats and updated jazz classics, The DBs turn the traditional brass band format on its head and drag it kicking and screaming into the 21st century! Also available with an MC/rapper.

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from£2,240

The Capricorns

  • 7-10
  • (65)

Stylish, globe-trotting 7-piece with powerhouse vocalists and gigs for KPMG, Gucci and Jaguar alongside weddings in London and Dubai. One of the finest function bands working today. Brass section, DJ service, cocktail piano and background sets available.

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from£1,410

Big Easy Brass Band

  • 4-9
  • (57)

The hottest new brass fusion band in town, Big Easy never fail to get the party jumping with their funky, high octane take on the traditional brass band format. The band can roam amongst guests or perform in one place and is available as an instrumental only band, or with male or female vocalist.

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from£1,250

The Wandering Lights

  • 4
  • (58)

Charismatic new wedding band performing upbeat, catchy covers with a folksy, festival feel. Expect to hear artists as diverse as Avicii, Blackstreet and Lionel Richie. Also available as an unplugged, acoustic roaming band.

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from£1,235

Shakedown

  • 4-12
  • (60)

Incredible new party band taking the London and Brighton events circuit by storm! Members have recorded and performed at Abbey Road and Glastonbury alongside some of the biggest artists in the world. Available with DJ service and/or extra musicians up to a 12-piece.

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from£1,485

Masterblaster

  • 6
  • (58)

Incredible pop, R&B and soul band performing floor-fillers from Stevie Wonder and Bruno Mars all the way to Artful Dodger, Sean Paul and more. Book their acoustic/jazz sets and DJ service for non-stop music through the day. More videos available on profile page.

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Get Carter

  • 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.

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from£1,185

Cinco Magic

  • 4
  • (76)

Outrageously talented and dapper new party and wedding band, combining session standard playing with a classic R&B-tinged repertoire of funk, soul, hip-hop and pop ideal for dancing. DJ service and acoustic set available.

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from£700

Boots n Bones

  • 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.

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from£810

The Confidentials

  • 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 saxophone, keyboards and second guitarist.

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from£1,970

The Gents

  • 4
  • (14)

Inventive and unique festival style party band specialising in feel-good dance anthems, UK garage and club classics - all recreated on live instruments.


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Guide to booking wedding & function bands in Portsmouth

Why book a wedding band in Portsmouth?

From its quaint, cobbled streets to its imposing, historic ships and sprawling port, Portsmouth offers a perfectly picturesque backdrop for wedding day celebrations.

Portsmouth also has a rich, artistic culture, vibrant music scene and a wealth of talent to draw on for the soundtrack to your special day.

We hope that there'll be something in our Portsmouth wedding band roster for everyone, no matter your favourite genres or artists.

Where in Portsmouth do your wedding bands perform?

There are so many fantastic places to get married in Portsmouth - in private spaces or some of the city's stunning wedding venues.

From Goodwood House, Spinnaker Tower, The Farmhouse Inn Lodge, Cams Hall Estate Golf Club and Lysses House Hotel and Tournerbury to The Langstone Quays, Skylark Golf and Country Club, Wickham Park Golf Club, Osborne House, Holywell Estate, Three Choirs Vineyard, Macdonald Botley Park Hotel and Southend Barns, you really are spoiled for choice in Portsmouth!

What styles of music do your Portsmouth wedding bands play?

Portsmouth is a hot-bed of high quality musical talent and we're delighted that our roster reflects that.

Whether you're looking for pop, rock, indie and soul dancefloor classics, smooth background jazz, Latin and World music or something more classical, our local bands have been carefully selected to cover every genre and style.

You can take a trip back to the Motown era, twist and shout to some rock 'n' roll, be swept away by a celebrity tribute act or enjoy the exquisite sounds of our classical and jazz groups and instrumentalists.

Let us know your vision and we'll let you know how our performers can bring it to life.

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.

Let us know if you're expecting more than 250 guests, so we can check whether the act’s system is large enough.

Most bands will also bring lighting for both the stage and dancefloor.

Check the act's individual profile for more details and optional add-ons to enhance the show!

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 act’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.

Can you also provide background wedding musicians in Portsmouth?

Definitely! We've scoured Portsmouth wedding musicians for the best classical performers and jazz groups available to play at your special day.

From string quartets, harpists and pianists to acoustic duos and trios, jazz groups and solo wedding singers, we like to think we have every preference covered when it comes to tasteful background wedding music.

Can you provide other genres of function bands in Portsmouth, such as jazz bands or ceilidh bands?

Definitely - we love receiving the wide range of enquiries that we get from couples looking to put on a bespoke celebration.

Our roster of Portsmouth function bands includes ceilidhs with callers, string quartets and classical instrumentalists, Latin and World Music, jazz groups and soul collectives that are all able to bring a unique personality to your event.

With a range of quirkier, alternative musical options at your fingertips too, we're confident we can deal with any of your requests!

How can we save money on our band?

There's a few things to keep in mind if you're looking at the entertainment budget for your wedding.

Instead of booking different performers, you might be able to use musicians from the same Portsmouth band to play at your ceremony, your drinks reception and your evening party!

That will save you costs on travel - and by sticking with a local band you'll also save on any accommodation costs that might come with having a band come from further away.

If you haven't already booked a specific date for your special day, you might want to think about a winter or weekday celebration as many of our bands offer competitive rates during these times - again, check the act's profile and we can help you keep tabs on your budget while still having a great time!


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