The Poets
From £1170
Highly energetic and thoroughly engaging, The Poets bring professionalism and entertainment to each and every event. The Poets are an experienced 5-piece wedding...
Decades
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...
JoJo & Sons
From £1640
Smooth RnB, soul & pop band featuring highly skilled musicians. JoJo & Sons is a polished act with exquisite vocals and...
Neon Kites
From £1170
With a set list jam-packed full of modern and classic hits, Neon Kites are guaranteed to be the highlight of your event. This versatile 4-piece function band offer a...
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 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 Fiction
From £1295
The Fiction are a fun and entertaining 4-piece band performing popular songs from the past five decades. This talented and enthusiastic function and wedding band offer...
The Scene
From £1345
The Scene take everything you love about rock, pop, soul, disco and Motown to create a high-energy, fun-filled experience. Comfortably nestled between London and the...
Old School Disco
From £1395
Relive your favourite 90s moments with this larger than life pop disco outfit! These six incredibly talented musicians bring your...
Sound City
From £1295
A dynamic and lively trio who bring an abundance of talent, charm and charisma to each and every event. Having studied at the acclaimed British Academy of New Music,...
The Jets
From £1450
If you're looking for an ultra-cool wedding band to get your party rockin', the Jet's are certain to deliver! With close to a thousand gigs under their belt, their...
Horizon
From £935
An electrifying group of young musicians with plenty of enthusiasm to match. Horizon present their own impressive take on modern and classic songs for an unforgettable...
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The Oliver Soul Band
From £4595 + VAT
With an abundance of charisma, on-stage charm and talent, The Oliver Soul Band have got the goods to take your event to the next level....
Dig That Band
From £1110
Dig That Band performs timeless hits from classic to contemporary with a 'get up and dance' energy! Drawing from several performance styles, Dig That Band offers a...
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...
Motown Sensation
From £2650
Motown Sensation are a truly authentic Motown tribute band, performing non-stop hits from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and...
Indiana
From £1795
Indiana are a high-energy vintage wedding band performing a combination of contemporary party songs and folk renditions of popular modern classics. With their...

Derbyshire Wedding Band Booking Guide

Looking to hire a local Derbyshire wedding band but not quite sure where to start? Our team of live music experts have put together the following booking guide to fill you in on the basics, from the initial booking process to set up and logistics on the day.

How much do local Derbyshire wedding bands cost to hire?

At Bands For Hire, we only represent the very best wedding bands in Derbyshire, so you can rest assured of an exceptionally high-quality act. Our bands start from £1000-£1200 for a trio or 4-piece band with larger line-ups and options available.

What's included in the band's fee?

Every function band we work with has put together an all-inclusive package to cover everything you'll need on your wedding day. This will typically include two or three sets of live music, DJ playlists throughout the evening as well as musical equipment and lighting. Below is an example of the type of packages we offer:

  • 2 x 60 or 3 x 40 minute live sets to finish by midnight
  • Professional PA system (Speakers, mixing desk, amps etc)
  • High-quality lighting for the performance area and dance floor
  • DJ Playlists before, between and after live sets until midnight
  • Travel expenses
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • PAT test certificates

Many of our Derbyshire wedding bands offer a full package to include acoustic sets earlier on in the day and DJ sets in the evening, if this is something you're interested in please let us know and we'll put forward some suitable options for you to consider.

Do your Derbyshire wedding bands provide a DJ service?

All of our professional wedding bands provide free playlists throughout the evening reception to keep your guests dancing.

If you'd prefer something a little more interactive, many of our popular cover bands also offer the option to add a DJ service that involves a member of the band mixing tracks and taking song requests throughout the night.

How many musicians are there in a wedding band?

We represent an extensive range of UK 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 cover 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 party band: Male Vocals/Guitar, Female Vocals, Keys, Bass, Sax, Drums
  • 7-piece soul band: 2 x Vocals, Keys, Bass, Drums, 2-piece horn section

What time will the band arrive to set up?

Our 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 my Derbyshire wedding band start their sets?

Our wedding bands in Derbyshire 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 about an hour to set up and sound check. If you've booked a large party band, you may need to allow between 90 minutes to 2 hours.

Will the band learn our first dance song?

Most wedding bands are more than happy to learn a first dance song, especially for your big day. We always recommend running your song request past us in advance if you have something particular in mind so that we can check the song is suitable for your band's line-up and style.

Most wedding bands include a song request in their quote, whilst some bands do charge a small fee to cover their studio and rehearsal time.

What type of music do Derbyshire function bands play?

Our function bands perform a broad and diverse range of party classics to cater for guests of all ages. That means a tried and tested set list of high energy party tunes covering everything from classic soul and Motown, 80s, 90s to contemporary indie, rock and modern pop.

Perhaps you'd like your wedding band to focus on a particular style or genre? At Bands For Hire, we represent a range of tribute bands as well as bands that pay particular to a specific genre such as indie, soul or Motown.

Where in Derbyshire do your wedding bands perform?

We represent a range of Derby wedding bands for hire across the region including Alfreton, Ashbourne, Bakewell, Barrow Hill and Whittington, Belper, Bolsover, Buxton, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Chesterfield, Clay Cross, Darley Dale, Derby, Dronfield, Dronfield Woodhouse, Eckington, Fairfield, Glossop, Hadfield, Derbyshire, Heanor, Ilkeston, Killamarsh, Langley Mill, Long Eaton, Matlock, and Melbourne.

You more information on the options available you may also like to check out our Derbyshire Bands For Hire.

How do I book a wedding band in Derbyshire?

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.

Derbyshire Wedding Entertainment Ideas

If you're organising a wedding in Derbyshire you may also be looking for live wedding music throughout the day. Along with our Derby bands, you'll also find a whole array of wedding entertainment ideas to cover your ceremony music, drinks reception and wedding breakfast. To see what's on offer, check out the links below or head over to our live wedding musicians page to get inspired.

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Why hire a Derbyshire 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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