The Hot Rods
From £2340
Goodness gracious - it's the Hot Rods! This exciting 5-piece 1950s rock and roll band performs hit after hit from the golden era of music. This group of fresh-faced...
From £2075
Welcome to the world of Montana, a super talented and highly professional band. The band offer a wide-ranging repertoire encompassing pop, country, soul and rock 'n'...
Spring Break
From £1250
Spring Break are out for the summer and the guys are ready to hand out the red cups! Picture American Pie, The Girl Next Door, Road Trip and every other American...
Midnight Party Band
From £1960 + VAT
Welcome the Midnight Party Band - an all-star cast of professional musicians ready to rock! This highly talented collective is made up of...
The Royals
From £5050 + VAT
The Royals truly are a tour de force offering an explosive live performance specialising in RnB, Soul and Hip Hop. Comprising of some of the top musicians in and...
The 80s Fix
From £1985
Prepare to indulge in the glorious decadence that is The 80s Fix! With a high-octane fuelled performance guaranteed to bring back those sweet feel-good 80s memories,...
Showband Supreme
From £4095
Showband Supreme are London's hottest high-end party band on the scene! Boasting the highest quality musicians on offer, Showband...
Gilded Showband
From £4095 + VAT
The sensational Gilded Showband offer an extraordinary live show ranging from an 8-piece all the way up to a staggering 21-piece band....
Young Hype
From £5850 + VAT
Meet Young Hype; a brand new kind of show band - fresh, talented, unique and buzzing with energy. Young Hype are an exciting group of young musicians and singers based...
The Breakaways
From £1055
Bring out the anthems with this rockin' indie trio - combining new and old, The Breakaways are the perfect band for any occasion. The Breakaways are a high-energy...
Harbour Lights
From £1465
Comprising of some of the UK’s finest pro session musicians, Harbour Lights perform an eclectic mix of genres with an array of line-ups on offer. Whether you’re...
From £3150
Evolve are one of the most sought after party bands in the UK; with a set list jam-packed full of the latest pop favourites and a selection of oldies to suit, the band...
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The UpKicks
From £1250
The UpKicks deliver the very best in pop, club, rock and soul for an evening jam-packed full of party anthems. With an experienced line-up featuring four of London's...
JJ & The Beatniks
From £1965 + VAT
Using wireless technology, JJ & The Beatniks are a unique acoustic band offering the ability to roam and interact with guests whilst...
Big Blue Moon
From £1170
Big Blue Moon are an infectious swing band performing classic 1920s swing, and contemporary mash-ups with a vintage twist. The band work closely with a selection of...
The Swing Band
From £935
Performing a selection of tracks from the greats, 'The Swing Band' offer an authentic take on 40s and 50s classics. Covering artists such as Frank Sinatra, Sammie...
From £1395
Who needs a microphone - or a stage, for that matter - when you can Walkabout? A terrific example of a roaming acoustic band, Walkabout comprises four incredibly...
The Alibis
From £1285
The Alibis are walking their way onto the scene with their upbeat & contemporary acoustic roaming band! This fun and lively acoustic band are sure to leave guests...

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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