From £1850
Decades are the ultimate function band, offering a stage show and performance that won't be beaten. With a repertoire of over 500 songs featuring the best 50s and 60s...
Something Blue
From £1285
Made up of six exceptional young musicians in the Midlands, this charismatic function band are the perfect recipe for a party! With hundreds of weddings, parties and...
Soho Soul
From £1295
An upbeat soul band from London who bring an abundance of style and charisma to the stage! Having studied in numerous music colleges in the capital, such as BIMM...
The Dance
From £1525
'The Dance' are a fresh exciting function band covering absolutely everything from current chart hits to classic floor fillers. Members of 'The Dance' have worked with...
The Matchsticks
From £1195
A high-octane indie-rock party band that offer a diverse selection of songs powered by electric vocals! The Matchsticks consist of three...
The Luminescence
From £1650
Inimitable female vocals and stunningly accurate renditions of classic and contemporary party hits; The Luminescence are an absolute must...
The Lovettes
From £935
Meet The Lovettes, a glamorous vocal trio performing hits from the 50s and 60s with their very own all-girl backing group. Founded in 2013, The Lovettes have wowed...
Soul Patrol
From £1310
Soul Patrol are an exquisitely infectious soul and funk band performing catchy crossovers of classic and contemporary chart hits. Soul Patrol have taken on the biggest...
The Squires
From £1520
Well rehearsed harmonies and killer song choices make The Squires the obvious choice for your event! The Squires consist of four talented musicians whose passion for...
Jukebox Nation
From £1285
Jukebox Nation have created a sound & stage show that continues to reckon with the best function bands in the UK. With a line-up made up of the finest musicians on...
The Super Rollers
From £2165
The Super Rollers present their own blend of blues, soul, indie, funk, reggae and rock 'n' roll from the 50s and 60s to the present day....
The Get Down
From £1345
The Get Down are a fun and funky party band boasting an impressive repertoire of party favourites from the past six decades. With every base covered, from 50s rock 'n'...
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The Fleet
From £1170
A dynamic, high energy 3-piece indie pop band. The Fleet boast an impressive repertoire of songs covering everything from the present day right back to the 50s. Having...
The XL
From £3745
The XL deliver a truly exceptional live sound with their carefully crafted arrangements of popular hits from across the decades. The band's high-energy performance...
The Makers
From £1285
Ready to rock out with party classics from every era, this vibrant young band are the perfect party starters! The Makers leave no genre left unturned with their...
From £3265 + VAT
Meet Atlantica, an energetic and entertaining party band bringing you the absolute best from the past six decades. Atlantica are an exceptionally talented group of...
Listen Up!
From £1520
With a wealth of experience, Listen Up! offer an exciting, high-energy performance for every generation. Having spent years in the music industry performing alongside...
From £1490
Vibrance are a sensational party band with oodles of charisma and style, guaranteed to kick the night off with a bang! With a variety of line-ups on offer, the band...
Bedfordshire Wedding Band Guide

If this is the first time you've hired a function band in Bedfordshire you're bound to have a number of questions. That's why our team of wedding entertainment specialists have put together the following guide so you can hit the ground running.

How much do Bedfordshire wedding bands cost to hire?

We represent over 100 wedding bands in Bedfordshire at various price points. You'll find typical fees for a 3-piece or 4-piece wedding bands range between £1000 and £1500. A number of factors can affect your end quote such as travel expense, additional hours on the road, set-up and finish times and the time of the year.

What's included in the wedding band's fee?

All of our Bedfordshire cover bands offer a full wedding entertainment package tailored specifically to wedding receptions. These typically include a sound system (speakers, amplifiers etc), a lighting rig for the stage area and dance floor, and free iPod music/DJ playlists between sets as standard. This means you'll have your whole evening covered without the need to hire a separate DJ after your band have finished.

Below is a brief outline of what you can expect from most wedding music bands in Bedfordshire:

  • Set up and soundcheck from 5:30 pm/6 pm
  • 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute live sets
  • DJ Playlists throughout the evening
  • Professional sound system (PA system, speakers etc.)
  • Lighting rig
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • PAT tested equipment

Most wedding bands in Beds base their quote on a midnight finish, however, if your venue offers a 1am finish time, please just let us know and we can quote accordingly for the extra time.

Do your Bedfordshire function bands provide a DJ service?

Whilst all of our live wedding bands include free playlists in their quote, a number of our bands also offer the option to add a professional DJ service for a small additional fee. This entails one of the band members taking requests on the night, interacting with your guests and mixing tracks on the night.

What type of music do wedding bands in Bedfordshire play?

At Bands For Hire, you'll find wedding bands that cover a diverse range of music that includes old school classics from every decade as well as contemporary pop and chart music.

With such a varied range of ages to cater for, it's vital to ensure there's a little something for everyone. That's why our live wedding music bands have spent years fine-tuning their setlists to create a high energy evening of music that's sure to get your guests dancing.

How many musicians are there in a Bedfordshire wedding band?

With over a thousand talented musicians on our books, we offer a diverse and select range of wedding bands to suit every occasion. From a lively and dynamic 3-piece indie rock band, to a pop covers band with additional keys, right through to a soul wedding band featuring male and female vocals, horn section, percussionist and choreographed dance routines.

Whatever budget you're working with, you'll find a covers band in Bedfordshire that meets your requirements.

What time will the band arrive to set up?

For evening wedding receptions, our bands typically quote to arrive from 5:30pm/6pm.

If the band are performing in the same room as your wedding breakfast and speeches, it's often a good idea to wait until the meal has finished before the band load-in and set up.

How long does a wedding band take to set up?

Most bands can set up in around an hour or so, although some larger bands or acts with a significant set-up may require longer.

How do I book a wedding band in Bedfordshire?

At Bands For Hire, we've made hiring a live wedding band in your local region a simple and stress-free process.

Once you've found your perfect wedding band, drop us an enquiry through the form on their profile page and we'll come back to you with price and availability.

From here, you'll be assigned one of our team to answer any questions you may have.

When you're ready to book, we'll just need to draw up a contract and invoice for a small deposit which can be paid by card or bank transfer.

Bedfordshire Wedding Entertainment

Along with our Bedfordshire bands for hire, we also offer an extensive range of professional wedding musicians, perfect for ceremony music and low-key afternoon drinks receptions. Check out our range of Bedfordshire string quartets, harpists and jazz bands below to get started.

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Bedfordshire Jazz Bands

A wide range of Bedfordshire jazz bands including trios, quartets and swing bands.

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Bedfordshire Acoustic Bands

From low-key acoustic singers and duos to upbeat roaming bands, our acoustic acts are the perfect choice for afternoon wedding music.

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Bedfordshire String Quartets

Make a grand entrance with one of our elegant wedding string quartets.

Why hire a Bedfordshire wedding band through us?

  • Over 20 Years experience in the events industry
  • Hundreds of 5 Star reviews across Facebook and Google
  • All wedding bands hand-picked by our team of experts
  • Dedicated member of our team assigned to your event
  • Professional contracts for your peace of mind
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