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South Wales Wedding Bands

South Wales Wedding Bands

Keep your guests dancing into the night with one of our highly professional South Wales wedding bands.

With a roster featuring only the best wedding bands Wales has to offer, our Wales function bands promise to deliver an unforgettable evening of live entertainment.

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The Best Wedding Bands Wales

When booking a wedding band through Bands For Hire, you can rest assured that you're in safe hands. Every one of our wedding bands in Wales has been hand-picked for their high level of musicianship, outstanding vocal ability and utmost professionalism.

Wales Wedding Bands For Hire

Whatever your venue size, budget requirements or musical preferences, you'll be sure to find a professional, experienced and highly entertaining South Wales wedding band to suit your event.

From old school soul bands performing the very best of Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and James Brown, to indie/rock bands and pop bands covering unshakable modern classics from the likes of Kings of Leon, The Killers, Bruno Mars, Mumford and Sons, Daft Punk and Ed Sheeran, there's something for everyone.

We only work with the finest local bands in South Wales, covering every musical style. From the stripped-down intimacy of an acoustic band, right through to a 1920s swing band or an epic soul party band to keep your guests on the dance floor until the early hours.

The Young Vinyls
From £1795
Shake your tail feather to The Young Vinyls, offering a variety of Motown classics, popular chart hits and everything else in between. An...
The Rendition
From £1640
The Rendition are an entertaining and vibrant wedding band driven by powerful and soulful vocals. Dedicated musicians at heart with a passion for performing, The...
The Takeover
From £1195
The Takeover set their sights and aim to provide a fun filled, music packed extravaganza, guaranteed to get the party started. With a smorgasbord of both classic and...
Violet Soul
From £2070
A spectacularly soulful & vibrant party band with immense vocals, irresistible grooves and infectious rhythms to get the party started! Violet Soul are a dynamic...
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...
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...
Detour
From £490
Dynamic and effervescent duo Detour expertly collide pop and rock covers for a sound to rival any function band on the scene. Creating a voracious sound suited to cool...
Indiana
From £1795
Indiana are a high-energy vintage wedding band performing a combination of contemporary party songs and folk renditions of popular modern classics. With their...
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!...
Afterglow
From £490
A unique duo offering an upbeat and varied set to cater for a wide range of occasions. Afterglow blend together an eclectic range for genres with their own unique...
The Vacation
From £1495
An exhilarating function band that will keep the music flowing and guests smiling from start to finish. An exciting and enthusiastic band that deliver a wide range of...
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...
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Spring Break
From £995
Spring Break are out for the summer and the guys are ready to hand out the red cups! Picture American Pie, The Girl Next Door, Road Trip and every other American...
The Rock 'n' Roll Kings
From £1170
Rock around the clock all night long with this explosive 3-piece band, guaranteed to pack a punch and leave audiences grinning from ear...
Deadlight
From £1795
Deadlight 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...
Suburban Nights
From £1920
Suburban Nights the ultimate indie rock party band with a stylish look, contemporary repertoire and polished performance that oozes...
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...
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...

Wales Wedding Band Booking Guide

As a leading UK entertainment agency, we hire out bands for thousands of weddings each year. If you're looking to book a wedding band for the first time, you're bound to have lots of questions, which is why our team of wedding experts have put together the following FAQs to get you started.

How much does a South Wales wedding band cost?

The price of a professional wedding band can vary due to many factors, including the number of band members, travelling distance, expenses, season (peak / off-peak), and the performance time.

At Bands For Hire, you'll find our 3-piece and 4-piece wedding bands generally range between £1000 and £2000. We also represent a number of wedding singers and duos for smaller events, with prices starting at approximately £500.

What does the band's fee include?

In general, wedding music bands offer a comprehensive package to include the following; however, we'll always confirm full details in our 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

In addition to the above, you'll also have a dedicated member of our team to answer any queries you have, from the moment of your enquiry, right up to the big day itself.

Many of our wedding bands also offer additional services such as wedding ceremony music, afternoon acoustic sets, DJ service, early arrival and late finish times. If you have specific requirements for your big day, please let us know in your enquiry, and we'll quote for the various options on offer.

How many musicians are 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 party 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: 2 x Vocals, Keys, Bass, Drums, 2-piece horn 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's the difference between 'DJ playlists' and a 'DJ service'?

The term 'DJ playlists' usually refers to mp3 playlists that are left to play throughout the evening when the band aren't performing. These are often cross-faded or automatically mixed using DJ software. Your South Wales function band will have prepared their own playlists, or you're welcome to provide your own.

A 'manned DJ service' usually involves a member of the band mixing songs on a laptop, taking song requests and making announcements if and when required. Most of our bands offer a DJ service for a small additional fee.

What type of music do wedding bands play?

Most of our South Wales wedding bands perform party songs from across the decades and genres to appeal to a wide array of guests. You'll find most function bands offer an extensive setlist of music that includes a mixture of indie, rock, soul, Motown, hip-hop, dance music and contemporary pop chart hits.

So whether you have a soft spot for the 50s rock 'n' roll of Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry, the swinging 60s psychedelia of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, or the baggy 90s Britpop anthems of Blur and Oasis, you're bound to find a band that fits the bill.

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 does the band start their sets?

Your wedding band will be 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 the band take to set up?

Function bands typically take around an hour to set up and sound check. If you've booked a larger party band, you may need to allow between 90 minutes to 2 hours.

Where in South Wales do your wedding bands perform?

We represent a hand-picked selection of wedding bands in South Wales, available to hire across the region, including Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Glamorgan, Monmouthshire, Cardiff, Newport, Swansea, St Davids, Barry, Carmarthen, Bridgend, Chepstow, Monmouth, Colwyn Bay, Port Talbot and Tenby.

How do I book a live wedding band for my wedding?

If you're interested in hiring a band for your event, simply follow the steps below:

  • Step 1: Browse through the wedding bands on this page, watch the video and visit the band's profile page to discover more promotional material and further details on set lists and line-ups/packages.
  • Step 2: Send us details about your event using the contact form on the band's profile page.
  • Step 3. We'll check availability with the band and send you a quote based on your event location. From here, you can reply to our team, and we'll answer any queries 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 venue address.
  • Step 5: We'll send over a contract for you to review and sign along with a deposit invoice equal to approximately 20% of the total fee.
  • Step 6: Once the contract is signed and the deposit paid, we'll send over a booking confirmation email outlining your booking details. 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.
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Why hire a South Wales 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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