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Our South Yorkshire wedding bands play all the best pop, rock and Motown music to get your guests' n the dancefloor!


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  • 5-10
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Dynamic Motown, pop and soul band with stunning female and male lead vocals, impressive industry credentials and a playlist of soulful floor-fillers by artists such as Marvin Gaye, Justin Timberlake and Rihanna.

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Dr Funtimes

  • 6
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Dr Funtimes mix the perfect amount of on-stage silliness with the highest levels of talent and professionalism! Expect party anthems from artists as diverse Michael Jackson, The Proclaimers, Kool & The Gang and Calvin Harris.

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Skylight Duo

  • 2
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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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Agent Smith

  • 4
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Exceptional party and wedding band playing everything from vintage 1950s rock’n’roll to cutting edge pop, indie and R&B. High profile clients include BT, Mini Cooper and Microsoft!

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The Different Lights

  • 4
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Outstanding wedding band playing chart, indie, rock anthems and Britpop and featuring guitars, keyboards and vocal harmonies for a big, versatile sound!

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  • 3
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Skylight are a powerful party and wedding band, ready to get your party rocking! With a diverse songlist which will surprise, delight and keep your guests dancing and singing along.

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  • 3
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One of our leading wedding bands in the North West, Hudson are a powerful trio playing everything from uptempo 50s rock'n'roll to last week's number 1.

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Downtown Underground

  • 6-7
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World-class pop, funk and soul function band, refreshing and recreating the classic soul sounds of the 60s, 70s and 80s, alongside soul-infused contemporary pop and R&B.

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The Sonics

  • 4
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Phenomenally popular party & wedding band in the North West, featuring outstanding male vocals, guitar synth and a large set list of danceable rock, soul, reggae and pop music, from The Beatles to The Weeknd.

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Brass AF

  • 5
  • (15)

Brass AF's huge sound - a melting pot of drum beats, pumping bass lines and roaring horn parts - will get even your shyest guests onto the dancefloor!

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The Pop Ups

  • 4
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The Pop Ups will play you through the decades! Born from a mutual love of classic pop, these phenomenal musicians deliver a night to remember.

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The Northern Lights

  • 5-6
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Popular, energetic 5 or 6-piece wedding band featuring male vocals and first rate musicians. Afternoon acoustic jazz & swing sets and DJ service available.

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The Alternatives

  • 4
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Guitar-led wedding and party band playing infectious renditions of all your favourite party hits, The Alternatives will have you singing along until closing time!

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The Highball Swingers

  • 5-7
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Quirky vintage swing band with a fantastic female lead putting a retro take on modern songs like Get Lucky, Uptown Funk and Billie Jean.

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Give It Up

  • 3-5
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Perform a varied mix of timeless and current classics guaranteed to get you and your guests celebrating all throughout the festivities!

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The Vendettas

  • 4-5
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Exciting female-fronted wedding band playing the biggest party hits, from modern pop, 80s and 90s, disco/funk to rock, Motown and soul. The band have performed at Glastonbury and Edinburgh festival.

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Steamin Brass

  • 5-6
  • (43)

A brass band like nothing you've ever experienced before. Trumpets, sousaphone, group vocals and stilt-walking percussionists combine to belt out classic pop tunes from the last 50 years and create an audio-visual spectacle!

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The Retro Pops

  • 4-6
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The Retro Pops re-interpret classic pop songs from the 1970s to the 2020s in a variety of other genres, from jazz and blues to calypso. A fresh approach to the traditional party band format.

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The Jack Rabbits

  • 3-4
  • (45)

Fun and lively male-fronted wedding party band covering rock and pop music from the 1950s to the present day, from Jerry Lee Lewis to Jake Bugg, via Duran Duran and Oasis. DJ service, acoustic sets and female vocalist available.

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East River

  • 5-10
  • (39)

Take your event the full distance and let East River carry you away with all your favourite tunes late into the night! Acoustic background sets also available.

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Guide to booking wedding & function bands in South Yorkshire

Why book a wedding band in South Yorkshire?

A historic, industrial powerhouse, South Yorkshire maintains a vibrant energy that - coupled with its picturesque surroundings - make for a stunning wedding destination.

With a wealth of South Yorkshire wedding bands and musical talent to choose from, the area offers any engaged couple the opportunity to design the perfect soundtrack to the special day.

Where in South Yorkshire do your wedding bands perform?

South Yorkshire is a treasure trove of wedding venues all located in the perfect backdrop of one of England's most metropolitan yet picturesque counties.

A few venues popular with our bands include: The West Mill, The Woodman Inn, The Sitwell Arms Hotel, Spicer Manor, Burntwood Court Hotel, Firth Court and city Town Halls.

We've also had bands perform at: Pudding Pie Hill, Whirlowbrook Hall, The Earl of Doncaster Hotel, Halifax Hall, Ringwood Hall Hotel, Whitley Hall Hotel, Hodsock Priory, The Mowbray, Rossington Hall, Kenwood Hall, Ox Pasture Hall and Hellaby Hall Hotel.

What styles of music do your South Yorkshire wedding bands play?

South Yorkshire is overflowing with musical talent of all styles and genres and our roster of bands reflects that.

Whether you and your guests want to sing your heart out to pop, rock and indie classics on the dancefloor, get down to some soul and Motown or shimmy the night away to our Latin and World bands, we have the musical solution for you!

As well as party performers, we have beautiful string quartets, exquisite jazz groups, solo wedding singers, tribute acts and brass bands to give your day a special edge.

Whatever style you're looking for, we're pretty sure we've found it!

Do all your wedding bands bring their own sound and lighting equipment?

All our 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.

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 South Yorkshire?

Definitely! We have background musicians performing a range of genres suitable for your wedding ceremony, afternoon drinks reception or wedding breakfast.

For more formal gatherings, consider a string quartet or harpist.

For more casual affairs, acoustic duo and trios and solo entertainers can help break the ice and get guests mingling.

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

We have South Yorkshire function bands in every genre, from jazz groups and string ensembles to brass and drums bands, soul and Motown bands and everything in between.

Take a look at our Latin and World section for something a little different. Or treat your guests to a tribute act to your favourite artist!

How can we save money on our band?

There are lots of ways to keep costs to a minimum with your musical entertainment on your wedding day.

Using the same musicians throughout the day, from ceremony to dancefloor, can help to save on travel costs.

Lots of our South Yorkshire bands offer musicians that can provide music at your ceremony, throughout an afternoon reception and into a larger dance party set up in the evening.

Take a look at each listing for acoustic background music provided by the same musicians.

Equally, hiring a local band for your occasion will help to cut travel and accommodation costs.

Lastly, bear in mind bands often offer reduced rates foor winter and midweek bookings.

Yorkshire wedding band stories & inspiration

Our Yorkshire brides and grooms tell us why they chose their wedding band and how live music made their evening party. Read more local wedding stories on our blog.


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