London Wedding Bands

London Wedding Bands

End your evening on a high with one of our outstanding London wedding bands!

We represent only the most talented wedding bands in London, from versatile pop and rock function bands to high-end soul wedding bands.

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The Best Wedding Bands in London

At Bands For Hire, we only work with the very best wedding bands in London. Browse through our roster of London bands for hire below and hear the difference for yourself.

All of our party bands perform a range of music to keep your guests entertained, from pop, rock and indie to soul, Motown and modern chart music.

Live wedding bands for hire in London

Every one of our London function bands has been handpicked for their incredible vocals, musical ability, impressive on-stage performance, and professionalism.

With a proven track record, you can be confident that every wedding band we work with is reliable, punctual and accommodating to your individual needs.

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 up beat style to kick start your event. The New Tones...
Sound City
From £1795
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 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...
Halos
From £1395
An effortlessly stylish pop, soul and rhythm & blues party band. Halos focus on providing an immersive, highly energetic and rhythmically pleasing performance....
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...
The Matchsticks
From £995
A high-octane indie-rock party band that offer a diverse selection of songs powered by electric vocals! The Matchsticks consist of three...
The Oliver Soul Band
From £2225 + 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....
Soul That Swings
From £1240
Soul That Swings offer a unique combination of Rat Pack, Pop and Soul for an unforgettable night of dancing for all ages. Stylish,...
Atlantica
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...
The Relays
From £1750
With a penchant for creating an electrifying live performance, The Relays offer non-stop party anthems all night long! With a casually cool yet professional on-stage...
The Soundouts
From £1295
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,...
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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....
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...
The Jets
From £1395
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...
Elite
From £1395
Elite are a stunning all-female vocal group featuring live sax - perfect for corporate events, award ceremonies and private parties. This lively and enthusiastic band...
Orland Park
From £2485
A sensational live band bringing energy, charisma and professionalism to every event. Orland Park are a highly professional group of London session musicians, brought...
Halcyon
From £2155
A lively and dynamic party band covering a wide range of music for every generation! The band consists of five professional musicians, all of whom have graduated from...

London Wedding Band Guide

Looking to hire a London wedding band but not quite sure where to start? Below you'll find answers to some of the most common queries about London bands for hire.

What styles of music do your London wedding bands perform?

Our London wedding bands perform a variety of hits from every decade, ensuring there’s a little something for guests of all ages. Whether it’s classic soul and Motown you’re into or bang up-to-date chart hits, you’ll find something to suit your tastes.

Some of the most popular genres covered include Vintage / Swing, 50s / 60s rock 'n' roll, 70s disco/funk, Motown and soul, 80s pop and rock, 90s indie and Britpop, Modern / Contemporary pop, Dance and R&B.

How much does a London function band cost and what’s included?

Several factors can affect the price of a live function band, mainly the number of musicians, the experience of the band and the travelling distance.

As a guide, you can expect a trio to start at around £1000, with 4-piece bands ranging between £1200 and £2000.

We always outline exactly what’s included on your quote, but as a guide, you can expect all prices 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 and required PAT test certificates

When hiring a wedding band through Bands For Hire, you'll be assigned a dedicated member of our team with extensive experience in the wedding industry. We'll be happy to assist with any queries you may have to ensure a stress-free booking process from the moment of your enquiry to the big day itself.

Where do your London wedding bands perform?

The bands featured on this page are local wedding bands based in London and have performed at some of the most famous and popular venues across the city including Kew Gardens, Fulham Palace, Syon Park and The Barbican Centre to name but a few.

What other London wedding entertainment does Bands For Hire offer?

We represent an extensive roster of talented wedding musicians to cover every aspect of your big day. From harpists, guitarists, pianists and wedding singers for the ceremony, through to acoustic acts and jazz bands for afternoon drinks reception music.

Many of our London wedding bands offer a full wedding entertainment package to include extras such as instrumental sets, afternoon acoustic sets, jazz sets, wedding breakfast pianists and evening DJ sets.

How do I book a wedding band in London?

We’ve made booking a London band a simple and stress-free process, simply follow the steps below:

  • Step 1: Browse through the London wedding bands on this page, watch the videos and visit the band’s profile page to view more videos, photos and information about setlists and packages.
  • Step 2: Add the band to your shortlist by clicking on the star icon, once you’re happy with your shortlist, send us an email with your event details. Alternatively, you can enquire about each band separately using the contact form at the bottom of the band’s profile page.
  • Step 3. We’ll check availability with the band and send you a quote based in your event location. From here you can reply to our team to ask any questions you may have.
  • Step 4: If you’re happy to proceed with the quote, we’ll just need you to send over your full name and address along with confirmation of the full venue address.
  • Step 5: We’ll send over a contract for you to review and sign along with an invoice for a deposit, equal to approx. 20% of the total fee.
  • Step 6: Once the contract has been signed and deposit paid, we’ll send over a booking confirmation email outlining your booking. You’ll also have a dedicated member of our team assigned to your event who will be available to answer your queries right up to the event date.

How far in advance should I book a London wedding band?

We represent some of the most popular wedding bands in London which means they’re often booked up quite far in advance. If you have a favourite band that you simply have to have, then we advise booking at least 12-18 months in advance to make sure you don’t miss out.

My venue has a sound limiter, will this be ok for your London cover bands?

Sound limiters have become more and more commonplace over the past few years and are something all of our wedding bands are familiar with. If your wedding venue has a sound limiter or in-house PA system, please mention this in your enquiry and we’ll ensure your wedding band is suitable.

Do I need to hire a London wedding Dj as well as a wedding band?

All of our London bands provide free DJ playlists throughout the evening until midnight, so you won’t need to book a DJ as well.

Most of our bands in London do offer manned DJ sets as an optional add-on. This involves a member of the band DJ-ing from a laptop and usually works out cheaper than hiring a separate DJ.

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 different 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 does the band start their sets?

All of our bands and happy to work with your schedule. As a general guide, we recommend starting the band's live sets no earlier than 8:30 pm/9 pm.

How long does the band take to set up?

Function bands typically take around an hour to set up and sound check, with some larger bands requiring up to 2 hours.

Wedding Entertainment London

Browse through our London wedding entertainment ideas and keep your wedding guests entertained throughout the day. You'll find a whole range of highly-accomplished musicians, from London harpists and London pianists to acoustic duos and jazz bands - perfect for drinks receptions and wedding breakfasts.

For evening wedding receptions, you may also be interested in our London soul bands and party bands London

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London Acoustic Bands

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Why hire a London Function band through us?

  • Over 20 Years experience in the events industry
  • Hundreds of 5 Star reviews across Facebook and Google
  • All 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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