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Yorkshire wedding bands

Handpicked Yorkshire wedding bands performing epic pop, rock, soul & Motown anthems through the eras, to fill your dancefloor. We have bands based in Sheffield, Hull, Leeds and Bradford.


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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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  • 3
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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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Agent Smith

  • 4-6
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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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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 Different Lights

  • 4
  • (104)

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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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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  • 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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The Aviators

  • 3-4
  • (38)

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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  • 4-5
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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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  • 4-7
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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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Night by Night

  • 4-6
  • (9)

Energetic and versatile, this 4-piece wedding and party band guarantees an unforgettable experience with a dynamic blend of old classics and current hits.

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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 Soul Stars

  • 5-12
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The Soul Stars bring the best of soul, Motown, and old-school R&B, with unmatched energy and huge vibes. Musicians in the band have featured on Jools Holland and on iconic stages alongside music legends.

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The Suit Ups

  • 5-6
  • (16)

Energetic and experienced five-piece covering pop, rock, soul, and Motown hits from the 60s to today to keep the dance floor packed all night long.

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  • 4
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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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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 Flavours

  • 4-8
  • (5)

The Flavours energise any event with chart-topping hits, soulful classics, and good time vibes, offering acoustic sets, DJ services, and a personalised playlist to keep the party going!

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  • 3-4
  • (30)

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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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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The Heartbreakers

  • 4
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Belting out classic and modern anthems from Summer of '69 to Mr Brightside as well as contemporary pop, these northern rockers know how to ignite a party vibe like no-one else, guaranteeing an unforgettable night of non-stop dancing.

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Since 2008 we've provided wedding bands and musicians for thousands of evening functions throughout Yorkshire, from Harrogate to Hull.


Guide to booking wedding function bands in Yorkshire

Which music genres will your Yorkshire wedding bands play?

Most of our Yorkshire wedding bands play a broad range of uptempo, melodic rock, indie and soul music that everyone loves, from the Beatles to Bruno Mars.

Smaller guitar-based line-ups tend to focus on rock and indie, whilst larger line-ups including keyboards and brass lean towards soul, funk and Motown.

If pop music isn’t your thing, don't worry – we have acts covering more specialised genres such as swing, ceilidh and latin.

Yorkshire is also the birthplace for Britain's brass band tradition. These days you're more likely to find them paired with a drummer, playing pop songs – it's a refreshing alternative to the classic Yorkshire function band format.

How much time will the band perform for?

All our Yorkshire wedding bands perform for 2 hours, which can be split into 2 x 1 hour sets, or 3 x 40 minutes sets.

We find 2 hours works best for most events, but many bands will be happy to reduce or extend their performance as required.

When should the band start their sets?

We'd recommend putting on the band no earlier than 9pm in summer and no earlier than 8pm in winter. This is because bands are generally better received by guests after dark, when the band's stage lighting will be more effective. Also, guests will have had a break after eating, and will be more in the mood to dance!

Do your Yorkshire wedding bands take song requests?

Most bands will consider learning one new song that doesn't already appear on their song list. But we'll need to ask the band to approve it first – so let us know in good time.

If it's an unusual song choice or it's difficult to arrange, the band may need to put on the recorded version instead, via an mp3 player.

Do all your Yorkshire function bands bring their own equipment?

All our Yorkshire function 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.

How do I book a wedding band in Yorkshire?

  1. First, work what what sort of band you want. Would you like an upbeat and energetic pop covers band to get even your shyest guests on to the dancefloor, or a sophisticated swing band for a more formal occasion?

  2. How many members can you afford? Bands start at 3 musicians and range right up to a 10-piece.

  3. Browse our wedding bands in Yorkshire, watch videos for each band and check out reviews from previous customers.

  4. Add your favourite bands to your enquiry list basket, then fill in the enquiry form (to access your basket and the form, click the basket icon at the top right of the page). We'll check availability and get back to you with a quote, by email, within 24 hours. If you need advice, call us at 0333 242 0560.

  5. If you'd like to book a band, just send us an email including your venue address and contact info, if not already provided. We'll then put together a booking contract and invoice you for a deposit to secure the band (the balance is usually payable at least 14 days prior to your event date).

What's included in your quote?

Once we've received your enquiry, we'll calculate the fee for the band and send you an all-inclusive quote.

Our quote will likely cover the following:

  • arrival at your venue from 5pm or 6pm to set up and do a sound-check.
  • all equipment required for the performance, including lighting
  • 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets through till midnight
  • recorded interval music between sets
  • all expenses (excluding parking if your venue can't provide this)
  • all necessary insurance and equipment certificates
  • 24/7 support and our award-winning customer service, right up until your booking date

Whereabouts in Yorkshire have your wedding bands played?

From romantic moors to a stunning coastline, Yorkshire is an incredible setting for a wedding.

Our wedding bands have played in all major centres throughout the county including: Sheffield, Hull, Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield, Wakefield, Halifax, Batley, Dewsbury, Keighley, Castleford, Brighouse, Pudsey, Morley, Pontefract, Shipley and Bingley.

There's no finer place for a craggy, romantic castle wedding fit for Jane Eyre and our bands have played them all, from Allerton and Ripley to Hazlewood and Danby.

Some of our other favourite venues include: Cedar Court Hotel, East Riddlesden Hall, Wentbridge House, Oakwell Hall, Kings Croft Hotel and Holdsworth House.

Do I need to book a Yorkshire wedding DJ as well?

No - all our Yorkshire wedding bands will put on recorded music during their break, to ensure the party never stops. Usually this will be in a similar style to their own, and they'll ensure it's upbeat music to dance to).

Some of our bands can offer a laptop DJ service if required. This means you can put in requests for the interval music ahead of time, and they might even be able to take requests on the night as well.

As a general rule, if you're intending to put on music for more than half an hour after the band have finished, we'd recommend booking a professional DJ in Yorkshire.

How can we save money on our Yorkshire wedding band?

Before you book more musicians for afternoon background music, check whether members of your party band can provide this – it'll save you additional costs, such as travel.

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

Consider hiring a band based in Yorkshire, to save on travel and accommodation costs. We have acts based in most major towns and cities.

Can you provide jazz bands in Yorkshire, or other background musicians?

Yes! If you're looking for Yorkshire wedding musicians to accompany your drinks reception or meal, try our jazz bands, acoustic musicians or singers.

It's also worth browsing our soul bands, ceilidh bands and latin & world musicians.

For even more offbeat ideas, see our alternative bands section.

If you're after music for your ceremony, choose from our range of acts to play you down the aisle and back again.

Our harpists or string quartets are a popular choice to make those moments extra special.

How many months in advance should I book?

It depends on your event date. If you're holding your wedding on a summer Saturday, we recommend starting your search as early as 18 months in advance, to be sure of bagging the best band.

In reality, most of our clients in Yorkshire book their wedding band approximately 9 months in advance, on average.

If you're planning a winter or midweek wedding, you can probably afford to book a band 6 months in advance.

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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