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The Hightails
From £1170
Rising up through the hustle and bustle of the London music scene, The Hightails soar above the competition with their high energy performances backed by deep and...
Vibrance
From £1490
Vibrance are a sensational female fronted party band with oodles of charisma and style, guaranteed to kick the night off with a bang! The band consists of five highly...
Nocturnal
From £2340
Nocturnal will make the night come alive with their exhilarating live show! An electrifying 6-piece that includes some of London's most talented musicians, each with a...
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...
Solstice
From £1495
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...

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, 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

The majority 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 set list 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.

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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.

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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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