South West Wedding Bands

South West Wedding Bands

Add an unforgettable soundtrack to your big day with one of our exceptional South West wedding bands.

Performing the very best hits from every decade, our wedding bands in the South West of England promise to deliver a high-energy set list to keep your guests firmly on the dance floor!

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Hire a South West Wedding Band

With over a decade in the wedding industry, we're proud to offer a unique roster featuring only the most talented, professional and experienced local function bands in the South West.

Every South West wedding band we work with has put together a carefully crafted setlist featuring everything from old school 60s classics to soul, Motown and modern chart music, so whatever type of wedding music you're after, you'll be sure to find a party band to suit your style.

The Very Best Wedding Bands, South West England

At Bands For Hire, we only work with the very best wedding bands in the Southwest. That means pitch-perfect vocals, incredible musicianship and uncompromising professionalism. You'll find everything from 3-piece/4-piece cover bands performing the very best of indie, rock and pop, to high-end soul bands offering a mix of Motown, Stax, Funk, R&B and modern chart music.

Click on one of our South West bands for weddings below where you'll find photos, videos, live recordings and setlists. Once you’re happy with your choice, all you need to do is fill in the enquiry form, and we’ll take care of the rest.

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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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 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...
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...
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....
Decades
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 60's...
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...
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...
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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....
The Get Down
From £1345
The Get Down are a fun and funky party band boasting an impressive repertoire of party favourites from the past six decades. With every base covered, from 50s rock 'n'...
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...
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...
The XL
From £2075
The XL deliver a truly exceptional live sound with their carefully crafted arrangements of popular hits from across the decades. The band's high-energy performance...
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...

South West Wedding Band Booking Guide

Need some help to get you started? You're bound to have lots of questions, which is why our team of wedding experts have put together the following FAQs to cover the basics.

How much do South West wedding bands cost to hire?

We offer a whole range of wedding bands in the South to suit your budget. From acoustic duos starting from £500 to a 4-piece band from £1200 and larger party bands from £2000 upwards.

There are several factors that affect the price of a wedding band, from travel costs, accommodation and time of the year to early arrivals, late finish times and extended performance times.

What's included in the band's fee?

All of our wedding bands have put together an all-inclusive package to cover everything you'll need on the day - so you won't need to worry about a thing!

Below you'll find an example of the most common package on offer; however, we'll always provide a breakdown of the band's services in your quote.

  • Set up and soundcheck from 5:30pm/6pm
  • 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute live sets
  • DJ Playlists throughout the evening
  • Professional sound system (PA system, speakers etc.)
  • Professional lighting rig
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • PAT tested equipment

Do your South West wedding bands provide a DJ service?

All of our bands in the South provide free DJ playlists between sets to keep the party in full flow when the band aren't performing.

If you'd prefer something a little more hands-on, many of our party bands also offer laptop DJ sets for a small additional fee. A DJ set usually involves a member of the band mixing tracks on the night, taking song requests and making announcements if required.

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

We offer an eclectic roster of wedding bands so you can tailor your wedding music to suit your theme.

You'll find most wedding bands perform a varied set list of dance floor fillers to cater for guests of all ages. So whether you're into rock 'n' roll legends such as Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis or indie-rock veterans such as the Arctic Monkeys, Killers and Kings of Leon, you'll find something that fits the bill.

Along with our all-round cover bands, we also represent a whole array of live function bands that focus on one particular genre. From 80s bands to soul bands, vintage swing to Mariachi bands, we've got every angle covered.

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

Many of our bands can also alter their line ups to suit your budget and venue requirements. For larger weddings, our Motown bands, soul and funk bands and jazz ensembles can add additional vocalists and musicians.

For more intimate weddings, these can be stripped down to solo guitarists, pianists, jazz trios or acoustic duos - ideal for your wedding ceremony or drinks reception.

Where do your South West wedding bands perform?

Our bands perform at wedding venues all over the Southwest including: Gloucestershire, Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire, Bournemouth, Bristol and Bath.

Will the band learn our first dance song?

Most wedding bands will be more than happy to learn your first dance song. Please just let us know at least 8 weeks before the date so that we can run it past the band and ensure it's the right fit for their line-up and vocalist.

A few bands do charge a small fee to cover their rehearsal time, so please feel free to let us know in advance if you have a particular song in mind.

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 South 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 South West function band for my wedding?

At Bands For Hire, we've made booking a wedding band easier than ever. 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 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.

South West Wedding Entertainment

As a leading live wedding music provider in the South West, we offer an extensive selection of wedding musicians to cover every key aspect of your day. So, whether you're looking for local South West harpists, string quartets or jazz bands, we've got you covered.

When searching for wedding entertainment, you'll no doubt want to find something to suit you as a couple. Whatever your wedding theme, you'll find something at Bands For Hire that fits the bill.

For traditional white weddings, we can help you find the finest string quartets, harpists and classical pianists in the South West. For vintage and retro weddings, we can hook you up with the most authentic-sounding swing bands, jazz quartets and 50s rock 'n' roll bands in the area. And for modern weddings and alternative ceremonies, we’ll introduce you to the best Ceilidh bands, Mariachi bands, party bands with backing dancers and DJs and other alternative South West wedding bands around!

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South West Jazz Bands

A wide range of jazz bands in the South West including trios, quartets and swing bands.

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South West 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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South West String Quartets

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

Why hire a South 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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We booked The Jets based on a previous wedding performance that we attended and once again we were massively impressed by their talents. Their professionalism, manners and general attitude towards our wedding and guests was exemplary. The Jets got people dancing and kept them on the dance floor. Thanks to all at Bands For Hire and to the gents of The Jets

Alexandra - Wedding Reception
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