Who Are The Best Wedding Bands in the UK?

If you're on the lookout for some exceptional live entertainment for your wedding day, then we've got an excellent range of wedding bands for you to consider.

But who are the best wedding bands in the UK?

Trawling through hundreds of function bands can sometimes be frustrating, and that's precisely why we've hand-picked the best of the bunch to make your life easy! - the following acts are our best wedding bands to hire in 2023!

Best High-End Wedding Band

Are you planning a big-budget wedding? Our wedding band recommendation for 2023 would have to be The Royals - a 'next level' wedding band bringing you the very best of RnB, Soul and Hip Hop. When it comes to exclusive wedding bands, The Royals are simply taking the events industry by storm.

We have a variety of high-end party bands to choose from, why not check them out and decide which one is your favourite?

Best Soul & Motown Wedding Band

If you're looking for a band with that ultimate feel-good mixture of classic Motown and contemporary R&B, then look no further than The Oliver Soul Band - our top-rated soul wedding band for 2023. From The Temptations and Marvin Gaye to Bobby Brown and Usher, The Oliver Soul Band bring energy, charisma and professionalism to every single event.

Recommended Indie Wedding Band

An indie wedding band is the perfect choice to ensure everyone lets their hair down and heads out onto the dance floor. Our best indie band for 2023 is The Matchsticks; with a repertoire that covers everything from Stereophonics, Killers and Kings of Leon to The Strokes and the Foo Fighters, The Matchsticks are the perfect indie wedding band to get you dancing and singing all night long.

Best Wedding Band in the North West

Searching for the perfect band to play for your wedding up North? Then consider Tailor & Co, a tight-knit trio of super-talented musicians that bring fun, energy and experience to the party. The band perform a range of music from soul to pop at venues all across the UK. Looking for more bands in the North West? Check out our wedding bands in Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool and Yorkshire.

Best Modern Wedding Band

Our recommended modern & contemporary band for 2023 is The New Tones - a fresh and vibrant wedding band with effortless style and on-stage charisma. The band is made up of four highly accomplished musicians who earned their stripes at the well known Academy of Contemporary Music in Surrey and have gone on to perform at hundreds of weddings and corporate events. With a wealth of experience performing at all types of events across the UK, this band are certain to get your guests dancing all night long.

Top Wedding Band To Watch

Our band to watch in 2023 is Wild Ones, a young and exciting 4-piece band covering a diverse range of genres including soul, RnB, pop, and funk. Their soulful sound and smooth style is simply irresistible. If you're looking for a wedding band guaranteed to bring the party, look no further than Wild Ones. With their killer sound and unparalleled experience, they're sure to make your event one to remember.

Best Folk Wedding Band

Mumford & Sons made this genre popular again with their debut album 'Sigh No More', and, since then, many bands have covered their songs and style of music. The Riptides are our recommended folk wedding band because they not only offer folk-style wedding sets but also have a diverse repertoire covering many genres, providing you with the best of both worlds!

Best Jazz Wedding Band

Our Jazz band recommendation for 2023 is Artisan Jazz; an instrumental jazz trio offering the ultimate Gypsy Jazz experience. With a sound that sits perfectly in any afternoon wedding setting, these highly accomplished musicians are certain to entertain as your guests socialise and sip champagne in the afternoon sunshine.

Best Swing Wedding Band

Our best Swing wedding band for 2023 is Big Blue Moon; performing modern and classic hits in their unmistakable swing style! Enjoy their post-modern take on hits such as Billie Jean & Get Lucky to name a few. A fantastic choice to compliment those of you who are planning a vintage wedding or Great Gatsby themed event.

Best Affordable Wedding Band

Our best affordable band for 2023 is Pop Club, a high-quality group of musicians performing classics from the last 50 years, from Prince, Michael Jackson and ABBA to Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Lizzo and The Killers. We realise that budgets are a big factor when planning and organising events, which is why we strive to bring you the best quality bands at the very best prices.

Recommended Acoustic Wedding Duo

Our recommended Acoustic Duo for 2023 is Sonorous, a lively and enigmatic acoustic duo with captivating vocals and sublime guitar. With a unique approach to modern-day hits, Sonorous strip it down to the bare bones with their unforgettable style. Sonorous is composed of two professional musicians with a vibrant and unforgettable repertoire!

Recommended Solo Wedding Musician

Our top wedding musician for 2023 is Anthony, who specialises in carefully crafted piano arrangements of the great classic indie, pop and rock songs through the ages. Anthony has a wealth of experience in performing, writing and arranging. The perfect accompaniment for background music.

Recommended Latin Wedding Band

Our recommended Latin wedding band for 2023 is Son Cubano - an incredible group of musicians with a truly authentic Afro-Cuban sound that will bring your evening wedding party to life. With a range of line-ups on offer, Son Cubano are able to offer a bespoke quote to suit your venue and budget.

Recommended Vintage Wedding Band

Our recommended vintage band for 2023 is Postmodern Jukes; a glamorous and stylish act that deliver a charming and elegant performance perfect for Great Gatsby themed parties. A spectacular band to blow the socks off of your wedding guests or headline any event! It doesn't get more vintage than this sensational prohibition styled swing and jazz band.

Recommended Wedding String Quartet

Our recommended wedding string quartet for 2023 is Oceano Strings; an acoustic string quartet with captivating arrangements of modern and classical pieces. Their diverse repertoire is perfectly suited for wedding ceremonies, drinks receptions and wedding breakfasts.

Best 80s Wedding Band

Jump back into one of the most iconic eras for music with our recommended 80s wedding band of the year, Miami Wave! Delivering a highly charged 80s experience, coupled with an incredible light show, glow sticks and fun props to play with, is all part of the experience offered. In need of some inspiration for your 80s themed party? Check out our article ’18 Totally Bodacious Ideas For Your 80s Theme Party’ to get the ball rolling!

Best Wedding Duo

All the fun and high energy as a regular wedding band, but half the size! Passengers are our recommended party duo of the year, with an eclectic repertoire that ranges from Madonna, ABBA and Blondie to Miley Cyrus, Amy Winehouse and Clean Bandit. Just because the venue you’re hiring isn’t large enough to accommodate an entire wedding band doesn’t mean you and your guests can’t throw a lively party and dance the night away, which is why a party duo is a perfect solution!

Recommended Roaming Band

Roaming entertainment is all the rage at weddings; creating a special moment or memory with each of your guests is priceless! Our recommended roaming band this year is JJ & The Beatniks, purely for their incredible four-part harmonies and diversity of songs/medleys they cover - whether you’re into the 80s, 90s, grunge, dance, garage.. the list goes on and on!

Best R&B Wedding Band

Our recommended R&B band this year is Just Dance, and, looking at their video, it’s a no-brainer as to why we chose them! Though their R&B covers are impressive, this is not all they’ve mastered, as they also cover many classic hits that’ll guarantee a memorable wedding night and plenty of dancing!

Recommended Festival Band

Festival weddings have become all the rage, set outside during the summer months with haystacks, fairy lights and tipis; it’s the perfect backdrop for a great evening! With this in mind, our recommended festival wedding band would be The Squires! A tight-knit group with fantastic harmonies, their fun set-up and folk/festival vibe is perfect for festival-goers of all ages to enjoy. Why not read our article 'How to Plan a Festival Wedding That Rocks' for more inspiration.

Best Wedding Band Under £2000

Are you looking to push the boat out a little? Loosen those purse strings? If you’re wondering where to splash the extra cash, then we’d always advise you to go big on the entertainment, which is why our recommended wedding band under £2000 is The Fix. This high-octane powerhouse of a band is visually stunning with an epic sound to match! The Fix are regulars at festivals and tours worldwide, so you know you’re in safe hands if you want to blow your guests out of the water!

Recommended Mariachi Band

You needn’t have hailed from the land of spices, tequila and some of the best beaches in the world to enjoy Mexico’s vibrant music! With this in mind, our recommended Mariachi wedding band is Mariachi Kings! Why not add some heat to your wedding and spice up the party, a sure-fire way to get guests smiling, having fun and enjoying the festivities of the day. For further information, read our article on ‘The Complete Mariachi Band Booking Guide for 2023: Tips, Costs and FAQs’.

Recommended Caribbean Steel Band

If you’re after some sunshine for your wedding day, then our recommended Caribbean steel wedding band, The Tropical Steel Sunshine Band, would be your best bet. The distinctive sound of their steel pans immediately brings tropical beaches, island breezes, and good vibes to mind.

Hire the Best Wedding Bands in the UK

At Bands For Hire, we're here to help you find the perfect wedding band for your event. Whether it be for your daytime drinks reception or evening wedding reception, we have the ultimate selection of wedding bands to hire in 2023!

To avoid disappointment, we usually recommend starting your search at least six months to a year in advance, especially if you're planning a summer wedding when demand for bands is extremely high.

Fear not, our roster is continuously growing across the UK, and we’re confident you'll find your perfect band right here!