The Altitudes
From £1695
The Altitudes deliver the very best in pop, club, rock and soul for an evening jam-packed full of party anthems. An experienced line-up featuring four of London's...
Stylus
From £1465
When it comes to event entertainment, Stylus are the elite. This function band comprises some of the UK’s most in-demand rock and pop session musicians; each at the...
Soul Brother
From £3495
A soulful party band that will take the night by storm with their upbeat and funky approach to classic and contemporary hits. This young and charismatic cover band...
Orland Park
From £2485
A sensational live band bringing energy, charisma and professionalism to every event. Orland Park are a highly professional group of London session musicians, brought...
The Overloads
From £1245
With a repertoire jam-packed full of rocking indie anthems, The Overloads guarantee to bring a little bit of indie-rock 'n' roll excitement to your evening's...
The Beat Roots
From £1195
The Beat Roots are a charismatic and energetic party band covering classic soul and modern pop for the ultimate musical backdrop. The Beat Roots are a quirky...
Nocturnal
From £2340
Nocturnal will make the night come alive with their exhilarating live show! An electrifying 6-piece that includes some of London's most talented musicians, each with a...
Solstice
From £1755
Dance anthems, chart toppers and old school classics - Solstice are the ultimate party starters! Turning every event into an unforgettable night is the band's end...
Halcyon
From £2395
A lively and dynamic party band covering a wide range of music for every generation. The core band consists of five professional musicians, all of whom have graduated...
The Weekend Connection
From £1875
The Weekend Connection offer the perfect antidote to the working week with their exciting and energising collection of modern and classic...
The Hey Nows
From £2160
The Hey Nows' party spirit is palpable with their raw energy and fierce talent taking over the stage! This group of highly professional musicians have come together to...
Elite
From £1395
Elite are a stunning all-female vocal group featuring live sax - perfect for corporate events, award ceremonies and private parties. This lively and enthusiastic band...
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Floral Moustache
From £1640
Floral Moustache are passionate about getting the party started, from Bowie to Bruno Mars there’s something for everyone! More than...
The Young Vinyls
From £1795
Shake your tail feather to The Young Vinyls, offering a variety of Motown classics, popular chart hits and everything else in between. An...
Manhattan
From £2225
A sensational, high-calibre party band. Manhattan are no ordinary function band, having supported huge names such as Bruce Springsteen at Hyde Park, Alien Ant Farm on...
Passengers - Party Duo
From £715
Passengers' electrifying party sets are sure to get the party in full flow. Passengers now offer their high-energy party sets -...
Radio King
From £1465
Radio King are a high octane party band that promise to kick start your event with their explosive repertoire of rock and pop classics. The band consists of four...
Miami Wave
From £1345
If you're looking for the most authentic 80s party experience this side of 1989, then you've come to the right place! Miami Wave perform each song with the utmost...
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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