Essex Wedding Bands

Essex Wedding Bands

Go to town on your wedding entertainment with one of our super-talented Essex wedding bands.

Bringing out the biggest dance floor fillers from every decade, our Essex function bands promise an unforgettable night for you and your guests.

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Looking for exceptional live entertainment to make your wedding party unforgettable? We represent the very best wedding bands Essex has to offer, each one hand-picked for their outstanding musicianship, vocal ability and professionalism - which means you can be 100% confident when booking through Bands For Hire.

Book a Wedding Band Essex

We offer a huge selection of Essex function bands to choose from, each with years of experience under their belts. From low-key acoustic bands for daytime background music to pop/rock wedding bands and larger 7, 8 and 9-piece party bands with brass section and multiple vocalists.

The Mesh Band
From £1250
Experienced 4-piece function band performing a variety of music from 50s rock 'n' roll to Motown, indie rock and up-to-date pop. With band members having performed...
Wild Ones
From £1350
Get ready to party with Wild Ones, a chic soul band with exceptional vocals and musicianship. With a diverse range of genres including soul, RnB, pop, and funk, these...
Electric Soul Club
From £1295
Electric Soul Club are a gifted young 5-piece function band performing a range of music from old soul classics to contemporary pop. With...
From £1295
From classic indie rock to all-out party anthems, Replay promise to leave your guests wanting more. Replay are a professional and versatile band delivering a live show...
Big Teaser
From £1575
Fresh on the London scene are Big Teaser - a high-energy indie/pop band bringing the perfect blend of contemporary and classic hits to the party. With a versatile...
Kissed & Crowned
From £1395
A cutting-edge, modern event band. Having met at music college, Kissed and Crowned have literally lived and breathed music together....
JJ & The Beatniks
From £2750 + VAT
Using wireless technology, JJ & The Beatniks are a unique acoustic band offering the ability to roam and interact with guests whilst...
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...
The Soundouts
From £1625
This young and exciting 4-piece band bring an air of rock 'n' roll to the table with a fresh sound that oozes style and East London cool. With Sir Richard Branson,...
The Tricks
From £1545
Introducing The Tricks - London’s most prestigious function band, available to book for weddings, corporate functions, business awards ceremonies and more....
The New Tones
From £1395
The New Tones are a young and vibrant function band who offer a lively repertoire, enthusiastic performance and upbeat style to kickstart your event. The New Tones...
The Matchsticks
From £1195
A high-octane indie-rock party band that offer a diverse selection of songs powered by electric vocals! The Matchsticks consist of three...
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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...
Life In Stereo
From £1495
Life In Stereo are one of the UK's leading cover bands, made up of four world class session musicians - together they produce a sound you'll find difficult to match....
From £1695
An effortlessly stylish pop, soul and rhythm & blues party band. Futures are a band that focus on providing an immersive, highly energetic and rhythmically...
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...
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,...
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...
Essex Wedding Band Booking Guide

If this is your first time hiring a function band, you're bound to have lots of questions. Below we've answered some of the most popular queries covering everything from budgets, entertainment packages and music to setup and logistics.

How much does it cost to hire a wedding band in Essex?

We offer an extensive selection of wedding bands in Essex to accommodate a range of budgets.

A typical 3-piece or 4-piece wedding band in Essex will generally start from approximately £1000-£1200 although prices vary greatly from band to band.

There are a number of other factors that can affect the price of your wedding band, primarily the number of musicians in the band, travelling distance and time of the week/year.

What's included in the band's fee?

To make things easy, our cover bands provide an all-inclusive quote to cover everything you need on the day. Every quote is different but as a general rule, you can expect your quote to include something similar to the following:

  • 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

A number of our Essex wedding bands also offer optional add-ons such as daytime acoustic sets, jazz sets, wedding breakfast music and manned DJ sets.

Do your Essex wedding bands offer a DJ service?

All of our Essex wedding bands offer free mp3 playlist music between sets to save you the cost of hiring a DJ in addition to the band. However, if you have the budget for both, it can be a nice addition to the wedding reception which is why a number of our bands offer a DJ package to keep costs and stage area to a minimum.

This usually entails a member of the band mixing tracks throughout the evening and taking song requests on the night.

What type of music do wedding bands in Essex play?

You may find that your wedding guests range from small children to the elderly which is why our most popular wedding music bands are those that cover an extensive repertoire from every era including rock 'n' roll, soul, Motown, indie, pop/rock, hip hop, R&B, 80s, 90s and modern chart hits.

If you're looking for something a little more unique, we represent a range of specialist wedding bands in Essex including 50s tribute bands, 80s bands, 90s bands, jazz and swing bands and Motown tribute bands.

How many musicians are there in a wedding band?

We represent an extensive range of live wedding bands suitable for wedding 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 soul band with a horn 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 band: Male Vocals/Guitar, Female Vocals, Keys, Bass, Sax, Drums
  • 7-piece band: 2 x Lead Vocals, Keys, Bass, Drums, 2-piece horn section

If you're looking for something extra special on your wedding day, we recommend hiring a premier party band to include male and female singers and a full-blown brass section - guaranteed to create the ultimate wow factor!

For more intimate weddings, you'll find a range of stripped-down acts such as solo guitarists, pianists, jazz trios or acoustic duos - ideal for your wedding ceremony or drinks reception.

Where in Essex do your wedding bands perform?

Every year, we book hundreds of events at some of the most popular wedding venues in Essex including Leez Priory, Gaynes Park, Crondon Park, Botleys Mansion, Braxted Park and many, many more.

Our local Essex bands are available to hire across the region including Basildon, Benfleet, Billericay, Braintree, Brentwood, Canvey, Canvey Island, Chelmsford, Clacton-on-Sea, Colchester, Grays Thurrock, Harlow, Loughton, South Benfleet, Southend on Sea and Wickford.

If you're organising a wedding in Essex and are looking for live music throughout the day, you may also like to check out our selection of Essex string quartets, Essex Harpists and Essex pianists.

Will our wedding band learn the first dance song?

Absolutely! Our wedding bands will be more than happy to learn a first dance song that suits their line-up and sound. If you have something g particular in mind, please feel free to let us know during the enquiry process and we'll confirm that the song is suitable.

Most bands will learn and perform your first dance free of charge, although please be aware that some bands may charge a small fee to cover their rehearsal and studio time.

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 Essex 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?

A function band will typically take around 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.

How do I book an Essex wedding band?

At Bands For Hire, we make it easy to hire wedding bands in your local area. Simply browse through our acts, find a covers band you like the look of and drop us an enquiry. We'll then check availability and email you 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 booking process.

Essex Wedding Entertainment Ideas

Along with our bands for hire in Essex, we also offer a whole host of wedding entertainment options to cover every important part of your big day. From harpists, string quartets and wedding singers for your ceremony, to acoustic roaming bands and solo wedding singers during the drinks reception, you're sure to find the perfect live wedding music to suit your style.

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Essex Jazz Bands

A wide range of Essex jazz bands including trios, quartets and swing bands.

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Essex 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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Essex String Quartets

Make a grand entrance with one of our elegant wedding string quartets.

Why hire an Essex 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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Our whole experience with Bands For Hire and the Soundouts was fantastic. The Soundouts were more than happy to learn an additional song for our first dance and provided a variety of songs, which the guests loved. Dealing with Bands For Hire was so easy and we always got a quick response and the answers that we needed.

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