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...
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...
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...
Neon Kites
From £1170
With a set list jam-packed full of modern and classic hits, Neon Kites are guaranteed to be the highlight of your event. This versatile 4-piece function band offer a...
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...
Northern Revival
From £1750
Northern Revival bring classic hits to life with their unique arrangements and three part vocal harmonies. This premium northern based...
The Answer Tones
From £1195
Powerful vocals accompanying a soulful strut; The Answer Tones are the ultimate Motown, soul and pop band! The Answer Tones offer...
The Retro Jets
From £1095
The Retro Jets are a chic, retro & folk function band performing favourites from the 50s onwards alongside an array of contemporary hits in their own unique...
The Beat Roots
From £1195
The Beat Roots are a charismatic and energetic party band covering classic soul and modern pop for the ultimate musical backdrop. The Beat Roots are a quirky...
Swing Groove
From £2340
Swing Groove is a Swing Band and a Soul Band, covering all the party classics from Sinatra, Buble and Elvis through to Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder and more! With an...
Redwoods
From £715
Redwoods have burst onto the scene with their infectious three-part harmonies, folk/pop fusion and unparalleled talent! Based in the North West, this charming acoustic...
Swing Street Trio
From £750
Jumpin' 3-piece swing band bringing back the sound of 1920s New York. Swing Street Trio perform all the hits from 1920s prohibition...
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Solstice
From £1755
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...
Black Jeans
From £1940
Black Jeans are a slick and undeniably cool indie rock function band performing hit smashers and contemporary classics with flare and style; indie is the new black!...
Boom Shake The 90s!
From £1345
Boom Shake The 90s! are the ultimate 90s tribute act performing indie anthems and dance floor fillers from the decade. With a carefully...
Daylight
From £1795
Daylight bring an intense indie rock sound that's fuelled by gritty guitars, rumbling bass and sonic drum sounds that'll leave your guests blown away; not to mention...
The Cosmic Rays
From £685
Watch as The Cosmic Rays soar through the atmosphere and whip the night into a rock 'n' roll frenzy! A professional Postmodern Jukebox /...
The Drive Through
From £2165
Versatile 80s rock and contemporary pop band The Drive Through are ready to crash the party - all the way back to the future! Shoulder...

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.

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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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