About Bands for Hire Ltd

About Bands for Hire Ltd

With 20 years experience in the entertainment business, we understand how important your event is to you. We pride ourselves on our simple and straight forward approach to event organisation and client satisfaction.

Organising an event can be a stressful process and the one thing you'll want to get right is your entertainment. At Bands For Hire, we're committed to only working with the most talented and reliable musicians in the UK today, so you can rest assured that you're in safe hands.

What's Our Story?

Meet the Bands For Hire team

Bands For Hire Ltd was founded by former musician and vocalist, Adam Mezzatesta. Combining years of web design freelancing with over a decade of experience performing in bands, it was time for a brand new project.

With the rise of the internet and an ever growing market for modern and contemporary function bands, it was evident that the events industry was in desperate need of a kick up the bum change and so we rolled up our sleeves and set to work.

Our mission was clear – to build a unique roster made up of the most professional musicians on the circuit, active in every corner of the music industry, offering only the very best service.

Bridging the gap between the music and events industry, we only represent bands and musicians that are reliable, experienced, and above all, display an excellent level of musicianship. See if we can help you.

Meet The Team

Say hello to the people behind the emails!...

Adam Mezzatesta

Adam Mezzatesta - Founder

  • First ever business: Personalised Pog Slammers at 13 years old
  • First ever concert: Oasis at Knebworth
  • Guilty pleasure: Pure, unadulterated, sugary pop music
  • Life-changing Book(s): Losing My Virginity by Richard Branson & Yes Man by Danny Wallace
  • Most proud of: Three awesome, often sometimes annoying, adorable children
Sam Berry

Sam Berry - Entertainment Consultant

  • Favourite Quote: Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.
  • Last Book You Read: Ikigai by Hector Garcia & Albert Liebermann
  • Favourite Album: The Loved Ones by Flyte or The Far Field by Future Islands
  • Favourite Purchase: My Petite Bassett Griffon Vendéen, Elvis
  • Favourite Gig: Performing the first dance for my friend’s wedding (as best man) at Stoke Rochford hall.
Joe Hoten

Joe Hoten - Content Manager

  • Biggest misconception about you? I’m rarely content, for contentment is the enemy of invention.
  • If you were the only human left on Earth, what would you do: I’d figure out which species was now at the top of the food chain and adopt their lifestyle to avoid suspicion – with any luck the species would be land-based and would enjoy lounging around whilst listening to music.
  • Song you’re embarrassed to admit you like: Superman by Black Lace. The riff’s terrific, and I know all the dance moves.
James Burkitt

James Burkitt - Entertainment Consultant

  • Finest Hour: Touring with my band supporting the drummer from Guns ’n’ Roses and living the rockstar life for a month!
  • Favourite getaway: The hills and valleys of Snowdonia or the Dales of Derbyshire, nothing beats clearing the mind than a hike in the country.
  • Favourite pastime: As a musician at heart I enjoy writing music in my home studio. I’m currently working on a new project which will be my first ever solo album - Look out Ed Sheeran!
  • Nerdiest pastime? Logging on and sinking an unthinkable amount of hours into World of Warcraft...

What our clients say

"A very friendly and professional organisation. Their expedient service was tremendous giving me the assurance that my event would be a huge success. All written communication was clear and concise and telephone conversations were polite and gave me confidence. This was the first time I had used Bands For Hire, and I would certainly recommend them." - Julie Bradd, Wedding

"Thanks again, a pleasure to work with you and I would definitely recommend you." - Joanna, Charity Event

"I just want to say that I have only experienced exceedingly positive interactions with your organisation. Communication has been prompt and efficient, and the band were amazing." - Justine, Private Party

"Thank you so much for all your help, it really has been so easy to organise with your company in comparison to other companies we are using for different parts of the wedding." - Kate, Wedding

"The whole Bands for Hire experience has been great too. Quick and easy communication and easy-to-use contracts etc. It was a piece of cake. I will definitely use you again if I need another band! Thank you so much, it made our celebrations very special!" - Joanna Perkins

"Regarding Band For Hire, no reason to complain at all. Sam was diligent and clear communicating with us and he delivered a high quality service. We are both glad that we found Bands For Hire and we will highly recommend Bands For Hire." - Pablo Herrera, Wedding

"I would give everything a 10! Bands For hire - great to work with, good communications and a very clear website to navigate." - Kathryn, Corporate Event

"I would just like to take this opportunity to thank Sam at Bands For Hire for all the organisation and to the band for putting on such a great set. We had the best day and had so many complements on the music." - Carly, Wedding

"I would definitely recommend Bands For Hire. The website has been easy and straight forward to use. On a whole really impressed with this company and will definitely be using again." - Natalie, Party

"Thank you for making all the arrangements for Saturday night, you really made the whole process very easy. Decades were just fantastic; what a talented group of people. The dance floor was never empty, which I think says it all. Thank you again." - Melanie, Birthday Party

"Thank you for all your help you have been really efficient throughout!" - Clare, Wedding

"Copied you into my email to James and you will gather that we were really pleased. We would unhesitatingly recommend them - 5 star plus! Also wanted to thank you for facilitating this and for the way in which everything was organized." - Julian, Party

"Please pass on my sincere thanks to the band and also to yourself for organising the booking in such a simple and professional way." - Jeremy, Party

"Thank you very much for all your emails and prompt responses and the excellent way you handled my booking from start to finish." - Eileen, Birthday Party

"We will definitely be recommending Bands for hire and also JJ in the future to family and Friends!" - Danny and Danielle, Wedding

"Very satisfied with the whole experience from booking to band performing! Parents Golden Wedding anniversary next year with marquee in garden and mother-in-law wants the band for that! Will be in touch." - Tracey, Wedding anniversary

"The entire process from booking them right through to the end of the night was straight forward and took the worry out of everything when planning stuff like this." - Sophie, Wedding

"10 / 10 - much easier to use than another agency which I'd originally visited but was so frustrated with I resumed my search and found Bands For Hire instead - very glad I did! - Lara, Wedding

"I'd like to extend particular thanks to Adam at Bands for Hire, too, as he provided us with an absolutely first class service during the sometimes difficult process of meeting the requirements of our venue. He was always just a phone call or email away if I needed his help, which during that stressful time, was greatly appreciated. Thank you, Adam." - Tamsin, Wedding

"I’d like to take the opportunity to thank you for everything. All your organisation and suggestions for bands were great. The music sessions held here at the Business Park throughout the summer was very well received. I’ll be in touch next year with more bookings." Beverly, Corporate Events

"Your website is excellent: it was the first and only one we looked at: it's very easy to use and we were able to hear extracts from your acts easily. Communication by your staff, all excellent." - John, Wedding

"We would highly recommend Bella as a high quality performer with a broad repertoire. Bands for Hire were helpful and responded to my emails quickly. I highly recommend their service." - Leo, Wedding

"From the initial communication with Sam to the great vocal performance from Abi at our recent wedding reception, the whole process was very very good. Highly recommended." - Paul, Wedding

"Thanks should go to Bands For Hire too; they were brilliant throughout and got back to us quickly whenever we asked any questions." - Tobias, Wedding

"I just wanted to say that both the pianist and the band you organised for us on Saturday evening were absolutely perfect, and that we had a great day. The process of booking through you was flawless and I'd have no hesitation doing so again." - Stuart, Wedding

"Great service from Bands For Hire. We would definitely recommend them to friends and family." - Yohan, Wedding

"We would highly recommend Bands For Hire; the service was excellent." - Emma, Wedding

"From the start Sam at Bands For Hire was super helpful and the communication from Sam was great and he reassured me all would be OK." - Elizabeth - Wedding

"We had a wonderful celebration for our wedding and the band played a major part in making it special, thanks to all of you and the staff at Bands for hire!" - Claire, Private Party

"The communication between me and Sam their agent was very professional any queries I had were answered very quickly and was always very helpful Thanks so much, job well done!" - Nina, 40th Birthday Party

"Thanks again for sorting all this out so smoothly, it's been painless and very different from my previous experience with some of your competitors." - John, Wedding

"I would certainly use them again should the occasion arise and am happy to recommend Bands for Hire to my friends." - Hilary, Surprise Birthday Tea Dance

"The band worked hard to accommodate our requests. Communication leading up to the event was brilliant. We would book them again. Sam was also very helpful, liaising with the venue & the band about the speakers for example. Overall we are very happy we picked Before Sunrise through Bands for Hire. Thank you!" - Jenny, Wedding

"Superb service from the very first time I contacted Bands for Hire right up to the time Django Rags finished playing!!!" - Sarah, Wedding

"The service provided by your company have been second to none. Really easy to book and communication throughout has been great. Thank you all - the whole experience has been 5*.... if not better!! The risk was definitely worth it!" - Sarah, Wedding

"We would like to thank Sam for helping us. We would definitely recommend your services and Sound City to our friends and families! Thank you so much for making our day special and one to remember!! Thank you so much!!!" - Deni, Wedding

"Dear Sam, it was a wonderful night, Take Two did us proud and were very good-hearted musicians who got into the spirit of the party, thank you for all your help and your brilliant organisation bands-for-hire, best wishes." - Steve, Birthday Party

"The bands for hire website was really easy to use and Sam was great at keeping in contact and answering all of our questions. I would definitely recommend this website to friends and family." - Zoe Gibson, Wedding

"The Soundouts (and the booking process!) were absolutely amazing from start to finish. Sam, our contact for Bands for Hire was really helpful and communicated well." - Ruth Milne, Wedding

"Just WOW! We couldn’t be more thrilled with our booking from Bands for Hire. We found the website great when searching for the perfect band and the inclusion of videos and sample tracks along with photo galleries helped greatly in our decision making process. The booking process was extremely well managed and several specific restrictions from the venue were accommodated perfectly between Bands for Hire and Syndicate Du Swing including an alternative percussion being proposed due to a restriction on drums. Communication throughout was excellent." - Carl Bryant, Wedding

"Thanks so much to you all at Bands for Hire, you've been brilliant in helping us find and organise two perfect bands. We'd highly recommend using your service to friends and family. The whole booking process was smooth and efficient." - Oliver Wright, Wedding

"Thank you so much for a great website that helps with watching and hearing demos etc. so I could really choose the right band for my party!" - Rose Crabb, Private Party

"James from Bands for Hire was so helpful, he was very friendly and easy to communicate with. I would like to thank him for all of his assistance." - Katie Postlethwaite, Wedding

"Communication from the band and Sam at Bands for hire was brilliant from the word go. Nothing was to much trouble and the band even kindly agreed to learn two songs of our choice especially for our day as they are very special songs to us. The service we received was impeccable! We cannot recommend you highly enough." - Rebecca Baxter, Wedding

"It’s been a pleasure to use and book via Bands for Hire. Sam was very prompt and responsive to all communications with seamless handover to the artists ‘Noteworthy’. Found the website really easy to use and great to have a good bio on the artist and video to watch. ‘Noteworthy’ were just the perfect condiment for our client summer drinks party – thank you." - Leanne Barrington, Summer Party

"Bands for Hire has been fantastic in terms of organising and getting all the information sorted promptly. Also very friendly, would definitely book with them again." - Anemone Jasmin-Baker, Garden Party

"Bands for Hire you were also great, quick to respond and helpful with any queries we had and made the process very seamless." - Matilda Bolton, Wedding

"Big thank you also to Adam at BandsForHire who made the organisation of booking a band for our wedding easy, and did a great job helping us get the logistics right in the run up to the day." - Nicholas Peppiatt, Wedding

"Bands for Hire were also easily the best supplier we dealt with throughout our whole wedding in terms of helpfulness and quick responses. If only all wedding suppliers were as prompt and professional - organising such an event wouldn’t be so stressful! We can’t thank Bands for Hire and Artel Avenue enough." - Chloe Banyard, Wedding

"Sam at Bands for hire was so helpful and we can't thank him enough for finding this amazing band for us!" - Gavin Hunter, Wedding

"Thank you to you as well Sam for being so helpful in answering any questions we have - we will definitely be using 'bands for hire' once again in the future if we ever need live music for any event we're hosting." - Martin Lawrie, Wedding

"Bands For Hire made the process of booking the band simple and easy, staying in constant communication with us throughout the entire process. Any questions or enquiries we made were dealt with swiftly and professionally, they put us at ease and made what could have been a tricky part of the wedding to organise incredibly straightforward. Highly recommended!" - Joshua Mountain, Wedding

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