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York wedding bands

Our York wedding bands play all the best pop, rock and Motown music to get your guests on the dancefloor!

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Manhattan

  • 5-10
  • (75)

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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from£960

Skylight

  • 3
  • (83)

Powerful party and wedding band, ready to get your party rocking! The band have a diverse songlist which will surprise, delight and keep your guests dancing and singing along.

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from£1,180

Agent Smith

  • 4-6
  • (250)

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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from£1,995

Downtown Underground

  • 6-7
  • (114)

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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from£1,325

Century

  • 4-5
  • (55)

With joint female and male lead vocals and a backing band of unrivalled funkmeisters, Century put on a fun, rip-roaring show that your guests will never forget.

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from£1,120

The Different Lights

  • 4
  • (102)

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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from£880

The Aviators

  • 3-4
  • (25)

With a repertoire spanning six decades, this dynamic party band sings everything from Fleetwood Mac to Daft Punk, promising a hassle-free, all-inclusive celebration with top-notch PA and lighting.

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from£1,130

The Vendettas

  • 4-5
  • (65)

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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from£995

The Alternatives

  • 4
  • (47)

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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from£1,160

Mastersound

  • 4-7
  • (74)

Danceable, piano-led pop and soul from the West Midlands, with both female and male lead vocals and a song list of danceable rock, soul and pop anthems from Chuck Berry to Adele.

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from£995

Hudson

  • 3
  • (156)

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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from£1,270

The Sonics

  • 4
  • (67)

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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from£1,150

Gallery

  • 4
  • (49)

Fresh-faced, high-energy 4-piece band featuring both male and female vocals and playing all of the nation's favourite dance floor fillers – from The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac and Blondie to George Michael, Dua Lipa, and The Arctic Monkeys.

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from£1,900

The Monophonics

  • 5-7
  • (20)

With outstanding male and female vocalists, The Monophonics seamlessly blend artists as varied as Stevie Wonder, The Killers, Lizzo and Queen.

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from£1,845

RAW Brass

  • 5
  • (18)

Flipping the script on traditional tunes, these dynamic brass wizards serve up everything from The Beatles to Beyonce.

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from£1,475

The Mayfields

  • 5
  • (27)

The Mayfields dive deep into the heart and soul of music, blending timeless Motown classics with the sassy beats of today's R&B and pop anthems.

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Dr Funtimes

  • 6
  • (42)

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 The Weekend.

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from£1,150

Superted

  • 3-4
  • (18)

Experienced all-male wedding function band who have toured with Deacon Blue and The Sugababes. Expect danceable classics by artists such as Queen and The Killers! DJ service available.

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from£1,350

Brooklyn Brass

  • 7
  • (22)

With a broad repertoire spanning brass classics and covers of contemporary pop hits, expect the likes of Robbie Williams, Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran and The Jackson 5 all recreated in a bold brass sound!

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from£1,790

The Northern Lights

  • 5-6
  • (77)

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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Guide to booking wedding function bands in York

What styles of music do your York wedding bands play?

York 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!

Where in York do your wedding bands perform?

With with its narrow medieval streets and Gothic cathedral, York is a romantic setting for a wedding, and is host to a treasure trove of historic wedding venues.

A few venues where our bands perform regularly include: The Grand Hotel and Spa, York Racecourse, Middlethorpe Hall, The Merchant Taylors' Hall and The Principal York.

Other York venues we like are: The Judge's Lodging, The Hospitium, Grays Court and The Royal York Hotel.

Do your York wedding bands bring everything they need?

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 York?

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 York, such as jazz bands or ceilidh bands?

We have York 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 York 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.

York wedding band stories & inspiration

Our brides and grooms in York and throughout the county 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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