Kent Wedding Bands

Kent Wedding Bands

Celebrate the night in style with one of our highly recommended Kent wedding bands.

Performing an electrifying set of floor fillers from every decade, our Kent function bands promise to get the party in gear!

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The Best Wedding Bands in Kent

We work alongside an extensive roster of Kent Wedding Bands, covering the greatest hits from every era. With a varied repertoire of music covering everything from soul, Motown and old-school classics to modern-day indie, pop and rock, our local Kent bands for hire guarantee to keep your guests firmly on the dance floor.

Hire a Kent Wedding Band

All of the live wedding bands in Kent we represent have been selected for their experience, professionalism and extremely high level of talent. With twenty years in the wedding entertainment industry, we understand how important it is to hire a reliable function band that will not only entertain your guests but also remain professional from the moment of your enquiry to the very end of your wedding day.

We represent party bands and wedding musicians to cater for every size venue and budget. From a small acoustic duo to entertain throughout the afternoon wedding reception to a 4-piece band or larger. Many of our established wedding bands in Kent offer extended line-ups to suit larger weddings offering the option to add a sax player, 3-piece horn section, female vocals or keys to a standard 4-piece line-up.

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,...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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....
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 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 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...
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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The Fix
From £1985
The Fix are a fresh and vibrant young band bringing a high energy show to get your event rockin'! The band offer their unique twist on the party band repertoire...
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...
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...
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....
Soho Soul
From £1795
An upbeat soul band from London who bring an abundance of style and charisma to the stage! Having studied in numerous music colleges in the capital, such as BIMM...
From £1580
Power up your event with some vibrant pop and rock energy! Luxe are an experienced function band available to hire as either a 3-piece power trio or 5-piece with...
Kent Wedding Band Booking Guide

As an established live music agency with over twenty years in the business, we're here to offer our help and guidance every step of the way. You're bound to have lots of questions and so before you begin your search, take a browse through our wedding band booking guide below.

How much does it cost to hire a Kent wedding band?

We offer an extensive selection of local Kent wedding bands to work with your budget. You can expect to find 3-piece and 4-piece bands starting from approximately £1000-£1400, with larger bands charging anything from £2000 upwards.

There are a number of factors that can affect a band's fee including travelling distance/expenses, the number of members in the band, early arrivals and late finish times.

What packages do you offer and what's included in the price?

The bands we work with offer an all-inclusive entertainment package to cover everything you'll need on the day. All band offer a slightly different package but in general, you can expect your quote to include PA system (sound system, speakers etc.), lighting rig and playlists throughout the evening to keep your guests on the dance floor.

Below is an example of a typical wedding band package:

  • 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 bands also offer optional extras such as early setup times, late finish times, a professional DJ service, afternoon acoustic sets and ceremony wedding music.

Do your Kent bands offer a DJ package?

Every party band we work with will provide free mp3 playlists between and after sets as standard to ensure the party never stops. However, if you'd prefer something a little more hands-on, most bands also offer the option to add on a professional DJ service which involves a member of the band mixing tracks and taking song requests throughout the evening.

What areas in Kent do we cover?

Our Kent wedding bands regularly perform at wedding venues across the South of England including Ashford, Canterbury, Dartford, Deal, Dover, Folkestone, Gillingham, Gravesend, Herne Bay, Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Sittingbourne, St Peters, Tunbridge Wells and Whitstable.

Will the band learn our first dance song?

All of our Kent function bands will be more than happy to learn and perform your first dance song. We'll usually need to run your song request past the band to check that it's suitable for their line-up, so please let us know in advance.

Most bands will learn one new song free of charge, but please note that some bands do charge a small fee to cover their rehearsal expenses.

What type of music do your Kent wedding bands perform?

The majority of the function bands we work with have put together a varied repertoire designed to entertain every age group. You can expect to hear a wide variety of high-energy dance floor fillers including rock 'n' roll, Motown, soul & funk, old school 80s classics, 90s dance, indie, rock, hip hop and modern chart songs. From The Beatles and Bowie to Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran, there's something for everyone.

Tribute Bands

If you're looking for something a little different for your evening's entertainment, you may choose to book a band that specialise in a specific genre; perhaps a Soul Band, Motown tribute band, Swing band or 50s Rock 'n' Roll band for that perfect vintage wedding.

50s Wedding Bands Kent

If you're planning a vintage wedding, you'll probably want the music to go with it. At Bands For Hire we represent an incredible roster of authentic rock 'n' roll bands who'll fit seamlessly into your event with their 50s styled suits and hairdos. Performing everything from Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley to Buddy Hollie and Eddie Cochran they'll be sure to get your guests rockin' and rollin' until the early hours!

80s Wedding Bands Kent

For that ultimate retro 80s sound, you'll want an 80s wedding band that truly commits! Introducing our selection of 80s tribute bands covering everything from Duran Duran, Journey and Wham to Bryan Adams and Bonjovi - an unforgettable concoction of classics that's certain to have you dancing through the night.

Motown Wedding Bands Kent

We work with a number of bands that specialise in soul and Motown covering hits from Aretha, the Four Tops, Marvin Gaye and the Jackson 5. Visit our section on Motown wedding bands to find out more.

How many musicians are there in a wedding band?

Our most popular bands usually feature at least three musicians. Below are some of the most common line-ups we work with:

  • 3-piece indie rock party band: Lead Vocals/Guitar, Bass, Drums
  • 4-piece function 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 party band: 2 x Vocals, Keys, Bass, Drums, 2-piece brass section

Of course, there are no limits if your venue has the space! We represent wedding bands that can offer an incredible line-up of 12 or more members to include multiple vocalists, percussion and choreographed dancers for an explosive live performance.

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 Suffolk are always happy to work around your schedule. As a general rule, we recommend that the band starts no earlier than 8:30pm/9pm 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 large party band, you may need to allow between 90 minutes to 2 hours.

How do I book a Kent function band for my wedding?

At Bands For Hire, we make it easy to hire a wedding band 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.

Kent Wedding Entertainment Ideas

If you're looking for live wedding music to entertain your guests throughout the day, we have a range of options available including Kent harpists, string quartets and pianists - perfect for your drinks reception and wedding breakfast. Head on over to our wedding entertainment section for more ideas or follow the links below.

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Kent Jazz Bands

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

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Kent 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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Kent String Quartets

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

Why hire a Kent 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

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.

Harriet, Wedding
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