Live Wedding Bands For Hire

Live Wedding Bands For Hire

Make your wedding party epic with one of exceptional wedding bands for hire in the UK.

Our roster of professional live wedding bands guarantee to get your guests dancing, performing the very best wedding music from every decade.

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Looking to hire a wedding band for your big day? With over 20 years in the wedding industry and thousands of weddings safely under our belts, our team of function band experts are here to guide you every step of the way.

We offer an exclusive roster of hand-picked wedding bands to entertain guests of all ages. Whether it's The Beatles, Bruno Mars, The Kinks or Kasabian, our experienced party bands offer the perfect mix of wedding band music to dance to.

Wedding Music Bands

Your wedding day is the biggest moment of your life and your evening wedding entertainment will play a massive part in this.

If this is your first time booking a cover band for a wedding reception or event, you're bound to have lots of questions - and that's where we come in.

From the moment of your enquiry to the big day itself, we'll work with your selected function band to ensure everything runs smoothly. From your wedding schedule to logistics, the first dance and music preferences, we'll liaise with you to ensure everything is in check.

Hire a Live Wedding Band

To get started, browse through our function bands below and click on the band's profile page to find out more. From here you'll find customer reviews, videos, mp3s and repertoire/set-list. If you like what you hear, simply drop us an email through the enquiry form and we'll come back to you with details and costs.

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 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...
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...
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....
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,...
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 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...
Pop Club
From £950
Inspired by legendary icons of pop, Motown and soul, you can expect to hear everything from Michael Jackson and Prince to Madonna. With their mutual appreciation of...
The Beat Roots
From £975
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 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....
The Mesh Band
From £1250
The mesh band are an experienced 4-piece wedding and function band performing a variety of music from 50s rock 'n' roll to Motown, indie rock and up-to-date pop. With...
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,...
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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 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...
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 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...
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....
JJ & The Beatniks
From £1965 + VAT
Using wireless technology, JJ & The Beatniks are a unique acoustic band offering the ability to roam and interact with guests whilst...

Wedding Band Hire Guide

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

What time will the wedding band arrive and set up

Our bands generally quote to arrive early evening at around 5:30 pm/6 pm to set up just after the wedding breakfast and speeches have finished. If the band are performing in the same room as the meal, the venue staff will need to turn the room around and this is when the band will load in for the wedding party.

If you need the band to arrive before the meal due to space or time constraints, most bands are happy to do this and will quote extra for their time.

How long does a wedding band take to set up?

Most wedding bands take about an hour to set up; however, some function bands can take 90 minutes or longer depending on the size of their set up.

How much does a live wedding band cost, on average?

As you start your search for wedding bands in the UK, you'll find that prices for bands can vary. As a guide, you might find prices for a high-quality party band start from £300-£350 per musician, but this is purely a starting point. Fees vary depending on location, band style, time of the year and experience of the function band. Find out more on our blog: What Affects The Price of a Wedding Band.

How long does a wedding band play for?

In England and Wales, wedding bands usually offer a package that includes 2 hours of live music split into either 3 x 40 or 2 x 60-minute sets.

Your party band will also include DJ playlists or iPod music throughout the evening so that there's no need to book a separate DJ. Many bands also offer 'laptop DJ sets' which consists of one member of the band looking after the music, taking song requests and generally ensuring they're present throughout the evening.

What style of music do your wedding bands play?

The majority of the wedding music bands we represent have put together a varied set list to cater for guests of all ages. This will usually include a mixture of genres including modern rock and pop, soul, Motown, indie rock and well-known oldies from across the decades.

If you're looking to hire a wedding band that specialises in a specific style of music, you'll also find a range of jazz bands, swing bands, 50s bands, 80s bands and Motown tribute bands on our website.

Why Hire a Function Band through us?

All of the bands on our website have been selected because they meet our strict guidelines on what makes a great function band for a wedding. That means fantastic lead vocals, faultless musicianship and a professional attitude during the planning stages and on the wedding day itself.

A high-quality wedding band not only puts on a great live show but also takes extra care to make sure everything goes without a hitch. Turning up on time, setting up professionally, being courteous and polite to guests and venue staff; these are all important factors to take into consideration.

Why use Bands For Hire? We offer a professional booking service to ensure you have absolute peace of mind on your wedding day. With thousands of reviews and positive feedback, you can be confident you'll be hiring a wedding band you can trust - wedding band hire is what we do!

How long is the band’s break?

Most cover bands will require at least 15 minutes break between sets, but this can be longer to suit your schedule. For example, you might like to spread their sets out or leave a longer gap for the evening buffet.

Who are the best wedding bands in the UK?

We've spent the last ten years putting together a roster of the best wedding bands for hire across the UK. When booking a party band through Bands For Hire, you can be confident that they've passed our strict criteria and are of an exceptionally high standard.

Will the band learn our first dance song?

Most wedding bands will be happy to learn your first dance as long as it's a song that works with their line-up and style. It's worth noting that some bands charge a small fee to cover their rehearsal time, so always mention this before booking.

Don't forget to check out our list of first dance songs to get you some ideas!

What equipment will the band provide?

Most party bands come fully self-contained with everything they require. Depending on the size of the band this usually includes full PA system (speakers, mixing desk and power amps), backline (guitar amps), lighting and instruments. Unless specified in the band's quote, you won't be required to provide any equipment.

Do bands provide DJ sets between and after their performance?

All of our evening function bands offer free playlists between sets free of charge, however, it's always a nice touch to add a DJ between sets and after the band, especially if you've booked the venue until the early hours. Many of our wedding music bands offer a DJ package, not only does this work out cheaper for you but also saves on precious venue space.

We also work with a huge database of wedding DJs and wedding singers in the UK, so if it's package deal you're after, please mention this when making your enquiry.

How do I book a wedding band?

Once you've found a wedding band you like the look of, either fill in the contact form on their profile page or add them to your enquiry list.

Once you've added your favourite bands to your shortlist, you can enquire about all of your bands by clicking on 'My Enquiry List'.

If you're happy with your quote and are looking to book a band, we'll just need you to send over your full name and address along with confirmation of the wedding venue. At that point, we'll email you an online contract and invoice for a small deposit of approximately 20%. This can be paid by card or bank transfer.

Where can I find out further information?

Our team of writers have put together a range of articles to help with your wedding planning. Head on over to our blog to get started or check out some of our most popular articles below:

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Whatever style of band you're looking for, you'll find a huge selection of live bands to choose from. From swing and soul to pop, indie and rock, we represent only the best wedding bands in the UK.

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Elegant, classy and sure to impress - browse our range of highly accomplished jazz bands.

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A versatile range of acoustic duos, trios and unplugged roaming bands.

Why hire a wedding band through us?

  • Over 20 Years experience in the wedding industry
  • Hundreds of 5 Star reviews across Facebook and Google
  • All bands hand-picked by our team of wedding experts
  • Dedicated member of our team assigned to your event
  • Professional contracts for your peace of mind
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