Hampshire Wedding Bands

Hampshire Wedding Bands

Build your wedding day up to an electrifying crescendo with one of our high-energy Hampshire wedding bands.

We represent only the very best wedding bands Hampshire has to offer, performing the biggest hits for every generation.

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Hire a Hampshire Wedding Band

Looking for a Hampshire Wedding Band? At Bands For Hire, we represent an exclusive roster of the freshest, most exciting bands in the South of England. With a showstopping setlist featuring the very best of soul, Motown, indie, rock and modern pop, our Hampshire function bands promise to deliver an uncompromising evening of wedding entertainment for you and your guests.

The very best wedding bands in Hampshire

As one of the UK's leading live music agencies, we book wedding musicians and cover bands for thousands of wedding receptions every year. By booking your wedding entertainment through Bands For Hire you can rest assured that your function band is both highly talented and professional.

Our aim is to make your wedding planning as stress-free as possible, which is why we only work with Hampshire wedding bands who are reliable, on-time and always a pleasure to work with.

We offer an extensive selection of acts and groups to suit every budget. From wedding singers, duos and trios to 4-piece bands and larger party bands. If you're really looking to go all out with your wedding entertainment, perhaps consider one of our premier party bands for an all-singing, all-dancing performance your family and friends will never forget.

Take a browse through the wedding band videos below and if you have any queries, just drop us an email through their profile page.

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...
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...
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....
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 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....
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
Passengers - Party Duo
From £715
Passengers' electrifying party sets are sure to get the party in full flow. Passengers now offer their high-energy party sets -...
From £3265 + VAT
Meet Atlantica, an energetic and entertaining party band bringing you the absolute best from the past six decades. Atlantica are an exceptionally talented group of...
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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...
The Fiction
From £1350
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...
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....
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 Super Rollers
From £2165
The Super Rollers present their own blend of blues, soul, indie, funk, reggae and rock 'n' roll from the 50s and 60s to the present day....
The Dance
From £1525
'The Dance' are a fresh exciting function band covering absolutely everything from current chart hits to classic floor fillers. Members of 'The Dance' have worked with...
Hampshire Wedding Band Booking Guide

If this is the first time you've hired a wedding band, you're bound to have lots of questions. That's why our experienced team of event professionals have put together the following list of FAQs covering everything from logistics and set-up to the various types of packages available.

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

A typical wedding band in Hampshire will usually charge anywhere between £1000 and £2000, depending on the number of musicians in the band, the amount of travelling distance and other factors such as time of the year and the amount of time at the venue.

What's included in the band's fee?

Our wedding bands will put together an all-inclusive price to cover everything you need on the day. We'll outline full details on your quote, but as a guide, you can expect your package to include the following:

  • 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 performance area and dance floor
  • DJ Playlists before, between and after live sets until midnight
  • Travel expenses
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • PAT test certificates

Do your Hampshire wedding bands provide a DJ package?

Every one of our Hampshire bands will provide free DJ playlist music between sets in the absence of a DJ – essential to keep the party atmosphere in full flow.

If you really want to keep your guests on the dance floor, a number of our cover bands can also provide an optional DJ service for a small additional fee. This involves a member of the band mixing songs on the night, taking song requests and making announcements.

Of course, if you'd prefer to hire a separate professional DJ, you can head over to our wedding DJ page to see what's on offer.

What areas in Hampshire do you cover?

All of our Hampshire wedding bands for hire are based in the South of England covering all areas in Hampshire including Aldershot, Andover, Bournemouth, Basingstoke, Eastleigh, Fareham, Farnborough, Fleet, Gosport, Havant, Locks Heath, Portsmouth, Southampton, Totton, Waterlooville and Winchester.

What type of music will my Hampshire wedding band perform?

We have live bands to cover every genre imaginable. From Motown and soul to indie rock, you'll find the perfect function band to suit your style.

All-round wedding bands

Most of our wedding bands have put together a repertoire to cater for guests of all ages; so whether your wedding guests are into 60s golden oldies or contemporary dance floor fillers, there'll be something in the setlist to keep everyone on their feet. You can expect to hear everything from The Beatles and The Stones, to The Killers, Kings of Leon, Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars.

Unique Wedding Bands

If you're looking for a unique covers band that steers away from the norm, we have plenty of acts that fit the bill. From authentic soul and Motown bands to 80s and 90s bands, our tribute bands will fit your theme to a tee.

Vintage wedding bands

If you're wedding is taking on a vintage feel, we have a number of options to choose from. From 1920s swing bands to 50s rock 'n' roll bands, our vintage bands will have you jiving in no time at all.

80s Wedding Bands

For that ultimate 80s experience, why not consider an authentic 80s wedding band. We offer a wide range of 80s bands performing everything from Bonjovi and Bryan Adams to Duran Duran.

Soul Wedding Bands Hampshire

Go all-out with one of our party-starting soul bands. Featuring incredible vocalists, brass section and a rhythm section featuring some of the UK's most in-demand session musicians, an authentic soul band is the ultimate way to end your night with a bang!

Can my band also perform acoustic sets during the afternoon drinks reception?

Yes, many of our Hampshire wedding bands offer options to cover your daytime reception. From acoustic duo sets to instrumental jazz during the wedding breakfast.

If you're looking for wedding ceremony music or background music during your drinks reception, you may also be interested in our wide range of musicians including our Hampshire Harpists and Hampshire string quartets.

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 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 the band start their sets?

Our wedding bands in Hampshire 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.

How do I book a wedding band in Hampshire?

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.

Hampshire Wedding Entertainment

Browse through our local Hampshire pages below and explore the range of wedding entertainment ideas on offer. We represent a wide range of wedding musicians to cover every aspect of your day including your ceremony, drinks reception and wedding breakfast.

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Hampshire Jazz Bands

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

Hampshire acoustic band
Hampshire Acoustic Bands

From low-key acoustic singers and duos to upbeat roaming bands, our acoustic acts are the perfect choice for afternoon wedding music.

Hampshire string quartet
Hampshire String Quartets

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

Why hire a Hampshire 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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Bands For Hire Reviews

We booked The Jets based on a previous wedding performance that we attended and once again we were massively impressed by their talents. Their professionalism, manners and general attitude towards our wedding and guests was exemplary. The Jets got people dancing and kept them on the dance floor. Thanks to all at Bands For Hire and to the gents of The Jets

Alexandra - Wedding Reception
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