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North West Wedding Bands

Get married in style with one of our highly entertaining North West wedding bands.

Discover only the most talented and professional wedding bands in the North West of England, guaranteed to get your wedding guests on to the dance floor.

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Wedding Bands in the North West

At Bands For Hire, we only work with function bands that make it past our strict criteria, so we can promise a high-quality performance every single time. We’ve made it our mission to make your booking experience a stress-free and straightforward process, so why not drop us an enquiry to see how we can help you.

Hire a Wedding Band in the North West

We represent a wide range of wedding music bands in the North West to suit events of every style and scale. From an all-round pop/rock covers band performing a setlist of floor fillers to get the party started, right through to epic soul bands, swing bands and party bands, you'll find the perfect wedding band to suit your big day.

Fancy something a little different to liven up your afternoon drinks reception? You'll find a variety of wedding music ideas on our site including Mariachi bands, steel bands, jazz bands, swing bands, acoustic bands and much more. Head on over to our wedding entertainment section to get started.

Wedding Bands North West

We work closely with our roster of bands to meet your budget and wedding venue requirements. For example, if you’re planning a more low-key, intimate wedding reception, our local wedding bands in the North West can change their line ups to suit your needs - you can hire a solo guitarist, acoustic duo or a jazz trio instead of a full band. On the other end of the scale, we also provide larger North West bands for hire suitable for larger venues, such as our Motown and soul wedding bands.

Tailor & Co
Tailor & Co
From £995
Keeping the rhythm and soul flowing are Tailor & Co; a North West trio bringing together the very best of soul, rock 'n' roll and...
The Audiotones
The Audiotones
From £1170
Hailing from the North West - The Audiotones are an incredibly versatile function band performing hits spanning multiple decades. With each member of the band having...
The Highways
The Highways
From £1395
Fully armed with a set crammed with high energy party tunes! This fun and friendly band are certain to provide an unforgettable night of entertainment for you and your...
The Lost Keys
The Lost Keys
From £1095
This all-rocking indie quartet is guaranteed to set your party off with a bang! Smart haircuts, smart shirts and even smarter tunes are what await your guests when you...
Electric Soul Club
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...
Version One
Version One
From £1395
An explosive function band with an infectious enthusiasm to keep your guests dancing all night long! A truly exciting performance from start to finish, Version One...
Brothers In Arms
Brothers In Arms
From £1450
Brothers In Arms are a uniquely diverse function band who offer a variety of classic and contemporary hits to get the party started. With...
The Makers
The Makers
From £1285
Ready to rock out with party classics from every era, this vibrant young band are the perfect party starters! The Makers leave no genre left unturned with their...
The Overloads
The Overloads
From £1245
With a repertoire jam-packed full of rocking indie anthems, The Overloads guarantee to bring a little bit of indie-rock 'n' roll excitement to your evening's...
Gypsyland Jazz
Gypsyland Jazz
From £440
Gypsyland Jazz are a collective of professional musicians with a carefully crafted repertoire of popular songs with a gypsy jazz twist! If you're looking to create...
Dig That Band
Dig That Band
From £935
Dig That Band performs timeless hits from classic to contemporary with a 'get up and dance' energy! Drawing from several performance styles, Dig That Band offers a...
Old School Disco
Old School Disco
From £1395
Relive your favourite 90s moments with this larger than life pop disco outfit! These six incredibly talented musicians bring your...
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The Poets
The Poets
From £1170
Highly energetic and thoroughly engaging, The Poets bring professionalism and entertainment to each and every event. The Poets are an experienced 5-piece wedding...
Pop Twist
Pop Twist
From £1170
Pop Twist reimagine popular songs in the style of Calypso, Swing & Jazz! With jazzy arrangements galore, this band stop at nothing short to deliver a truly...
Just Dance
Just Dance
From £1405
Young and fresh, Leeds based Just Dance cover classic RnB, soul and modern floor fillers to keep you dancing all night long! Based in the North, this vibrant and...
Neon Kites
Neon Kites
From £1170
Neon Kites are an exceptionally talented party band based in the North of England. With a set list jam-packed full of modern hits and classic songs throughout the...
Something Blue
Something Blue
From £1285
Made up of six exceptional young musicians in the Midlands, this charismatic function band are the perfect recipe for a party! With hundreds of weddings, parties and...
Champagne City
Champagne City
From £1755
A fun lovin' and uplifting party band fronted by soulful female vocalists. Champagne City are bursting with talent and enthusiasm; perfect for kicking the evening off!...

North West Wedding Band Booking Guide

We've put together the following booking guide to help get your wedding planning underway. From prices, packages and booking information to set-up and on the day logistics, you'll find answers to some of the most common queries.

How much do North West wedding bands cost to hire?

We offer wedding bands in the North West to cover a range of budgets. You can expect the price of a 3-piece or 4-piece band to start anywhere from £1000-£1500.

If you're looking for a larger party band featuring male and female vocals, and horn section, we also represent a number of pop/soul bands charging anything from £2000-£5000 for the evening's entertainment.

What's included in the band's fee?

Our wedding bands will include everything you need in one package price. Hire a North West function band with us and they’ll provide a sound system, lighting rig, and DJ playlists throughout the evening.

In general, a North West wedding band will usually include all of the following as standard in their quote:

  • 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

Do your North West wedding bands provide a DJ service?

All of our function bands provide playlists between and after sets free of charge. However, if you're looking for a member of the band to DJ, many of our covers bands can provide a DJ service for a small additional fee.

What is a DJ service? A DJ service usually means that a member of the band will take care of the music on the night, mixing songs, taking requests and making announcements as and when required. This is always a nice addition and usually works out cheaper than hiring a professional wedding DJ.

What type of music do wedding bands in the North West play?

Your function band will perform a varied repertoire of party classics to keep your guests on the dance floor all evening. From old school classics from local heroes The Beatles, Oasis and Stone Roses, to contemporary pop, dance and r&b, you'll find there's something to suit guests of all ages.

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 covers 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

Where do your North West wedding bands perform?

Our function bands regularly perform at wedding venues across the North West including Carlisle, Cheshire, Chester, Cumbria, Lancashire, Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester, Merseyside, Preston, Salford.

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 the North West 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 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 wedding band in the North West?

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.

Wedding Entertainment in the North West

We represent an eclectic roster of wedding musicians in the North West of England to cater for every key moment of your wedding day. Browse through our wedding entertainment ideas below to find the perfect live wedding music for your big day.

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Leeds Jazz & Swing Bands

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

Chester acoustic band
Cheshire Acoustic Bands

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

Manchester string quartet
Manchester String Quartets

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

Why hire a North West 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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