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...
Northern Revival
From £1750
Northern Revival bring classic hits to life with their unique arrangements and three part vocal harmonies. This premium northern based...
The Answer Tones
From £1195
Powerful vocals accompanying a soulful strut; The Answer Tones are the ultimate Motown, soul and pop band! The Answer Tones can offer...
The Retro Jets
From £1095
The Retro Jets are a chic, retro & folk function band performing favourites from the 50s onwards alongside an array of contemporary hits in their own unique...
Champagne City
From £1755
A fun lovin' and uplifting party band fronted by soulful female vocalists. Champagne City are bursting with talent and enthusiasm; perfect for kicking the evening off!...
The Beat Roots
From £975
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 three...
Swing Groove
From £2340
Swing Groove is a Swing Band and a Soul Band, covering all the party classics from Sinatra, Buble and Elvis through to Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder and more! With an...
Clever Dixie
From £1250
Clever Dixie are a sensational 6-piece Swing Jive band for hire performing a range of popular pop and rock songs with a unique twist. With a line-up of talented...
Redwoods
From £715
Redwoods have burst onto the scene with their infectious three part harmonies, folk/pop fusion and unparalleled talent! Based in the North West, this charming acoustic...
Swing Street Trio
From £750
Jumpin' 3-piece swing band bringing back the sound of 1920's New York. Swing Street Trio perform all the hit's from 1920's prohibition...
The Island Boys Steel Band
From £675
The Islands Boys Steel band are an authentic Steel Drum Band perfect for weddings, parties, Caribbean themed events and corporate team...
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...

Cheshire Wedding Band Booking Guide

Our team of wedding experts have put together the following booking guide to help you with your planning. If this is the first time you've booked a function band, we understand you're bound to have lots of questions. If you need any help, please feel free to drop us an email and we'll answer any queries you may have.

How much do Cheshire wedding bands cost to hire?

We represent a wide range of local wedding bands to suit events of every scale. From duos and trios ranging from £500-£1000, right through to large soul bands that cost anywhere from £2000 upwards.

There are numerous factors to consider can affect your quote, for example, the number of musicians in the band, the travelling distance for your particular wedding venue, the time of year and the amount of time the band will need to be at the venue.

What's included in the band's fee?

All of our bands come fully self-contained with lighting, PA system and music between sets to keep your guests on the dance floor. In general, most function bands will quote to include all of the below:

  • 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

Do your Cheshire wedding bands provide a DJ service?

Our wedding bands will usually provide free DJ playlists between and after sets to keep your guests on the dance floor.

Many of our bands in Cheshire also offer a DJ package or 'laptop DJ service' for a small additional fee. This involves a member of the band DJ-ing on the night, taking song requests and making announcements if required.

You may also like to consider a professional DJ if your budget allows it. We represent a number of DJs across the UK, from electro-swing specialists to mainstream pop/chart DJs.

What type of music do wedding bands in Cheshire play?

Our wedding music bands generally perform a varied repertoire to cater for guests of every age. Your Cheshire wedding band will typically perform a range of golden oldies including rock 'n' roll, Motown, soul and funk, right up to contemporary pop chart hits.

We also represent wedding bands that focus on one genre of music, from indie wedding bands to soul bands, 80s bands and swing bands.

How many musicians are there in a wedding band?

We represent an extensive range of wedding bands suitable for venues of every size. Whether you're looking for a high-energy indie rock band, a 4-piece band featuring keys and vocals or a larger covers band with a brass section, you'll find the perfect line-up to suit your requirements.

Below are some of the most popular line-ups we offer:

  • 3-piece band: Lead Vocals/Guitar, Bass, Drums
  • 4-piece band: Vocals/Guitar, Keys, Bass, Drums
  • 5-piece band: Vocals/Guitar, Keys, Bass, Sax, Drums
  • 5-piece: Male Vocals/Guitar, Female Vocals, Keys, Bass, Drums
  • 6-piece: Male Vocals/Guitar, Female Vocals, Keys, Bass, Sax, Drums
  • 7-piece soul band: 2 x Vocals, Keys, Bass, Drums, 2-piece horn section

Where do your Cheshire wedding bands perform?

Our Cheshire wedding bands are available to hire throughout the area including Bollington, Chester, Congleton, Crewe, Ellesmere Port, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Middlewich, Nantwich, Neston, Northwich, Runcorn, Sandbach, Warrington, Westminster, Ellesmere Port, Widnes, Wilmslow and Winsford.

What time will the band arrive to set up?

Wedding bands usually base their quote on a standard arrival time of approximately 5:30 pm/6 pm. If the band are setting up in a separate room to the meal and speeches, they'll be able to set up straight away. Otherwise, the band will usually wait until the meal and speeches have finished avoiding any interruptions.

What time will the band start their sets?

Our wedding bands in Lancashire are always happy to fit in with your schedule. As a rule, we recommend that the band starts no earlier than 8:30 pm/9 pm to avoid peaking too early on in the evening.

How long does a wedding band take to set up?

Function bands typically take around an hour to set up and sound check. If you've booked a larger party band, you may need to allow between 90 minutes to 2 hours.

How do I book a wedding band in Cheshire?

Hiring a wedding band couldn't be easier with our super-simple booking process. Once you've found a band you love, simply fill out the enquiry form on their profile page to enquire. We'll then check availability and send over a bespoke quote for your event.

From here, our team will be on hand to answer any queries you may have. Once you're ready to book, simply drop us an email with your details, and we'll guide you through the rest of the process.

Cheshire Wedding Entertainment

We offer a range of wedding music options to cater for every part of your big day, from a wedding string quartet during the ceremony to an acoustic duo during the champagne reception, jazz trio throughout the meal to the main wedding band for the evening reception.

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Why hire a Cheshire wedding band through us?

  • Over 20 Years experience in the events industry
  • Hundreds of 5 Star reviews across Facebook and Google
  • All function 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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