Live Wedding Bands For Hire

Live Wedding Bands For Hire

At Bands For Hire we're committed to bringing you only the most exceptional live wedding bands from across the UK. Our roster of professional wedding bands guarantee to get your guests dancing, performing the very best wedding music from across the decades. Browse through our exclusive function bands below and get in touch with our team to discuss your big day.

Hire a wedding band

Your wedding day is the biggest day of your life and the entertainment for the evening will play a big part in this. We offer a professional service to make sure you get the right band for you.

All of the live wedding bands you'll find on our website have been selected because they meet our very strict guidelines on what makes a great band for a wedding.

A high quality wedding band not only puts on a great live show, but also takes extra care to make sure everything goes smoothly from start to finish. 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.

To get started, browse through the band videos below and if you like what you hear, simply add them to your shortlist. Once you're happy with your list, just fill in the enquiry form and we'll come back to you with prices and further information.

Sound City
Sound City
From £995
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,...
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Soho Soul
Soho Soul
From £1195
An upbeat soul band from London who bring an abundance of style and charisma to the stage! Having studied in numerous music colleges in the capital such as BIMM London...
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The New Tones
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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The Tricks
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....
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The Fiction
The Fiction
From £1295
The Fiction are a fun and entertaining function band performing popular songs from the past five decades. This talented and enthusiastic 4-piece function band offer a...
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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...
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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...
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The Altitudes
The Altitudes
From £1250
The Altitudes deliver the very best in pop, club, rock and soul for an evening jam-packed full of party anthems. An experienced line-up featuring four of London's...
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Life In Stereo
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....
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The Oliver Soul Band
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....
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The Mesh Band
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...
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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...
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The Relays
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...
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The Jets
The Jets
From £1395
The Jets are an explosive young function band performing hits from every decade. From old rock 'n' roll classics from the 50's and 60's to indie, Britpop and the...
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Atlantica
Atlantica
From £2785 + 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...
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The Matchsticks
The Matchsticks
From £995
A high-octane indie-rock party band that offer a diverse selection of songs powered by electric vocals! This young and energetic band...
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Stylus
Stylus
From £1145
When it comes to event entertainment, Stylus are the elite. This function band comprises some of the UK’s most in-demand rock and pop session musicians; each at the...
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The Breakaways
The Breakaways
From £1055
Bring out the anthems with this rockin' indie trio - combining new and old, The Breakaways are the perfect band for any occasion. The Breakaways are a high-energy...
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Wedding Band Booking Guide

When does a wedding band arrive and set up?

Wedding bands generally quote to arrive early evening at around 5:30pm/6pm 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.

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 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 the band’s experience. 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 tend to offer a package that includes 2 hours of live music split into either 3 x 40 or 2 x 60 minute sets.

The 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 do 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 often be a mixture of modern pop songs, indie, rock, soul, Motown 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 50s wedding bands, 80s wedding bands and Motown tribute bands.

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?

At Bands For Hire we’ve spent the last 10 years putting together a roster of the best wedding bands across the UK. When booking a 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 prior to 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.

How do I book a wedding band?

Once you’ve found a band you like, either fill in the contact form on their profile page or add them to your enquiry list. Once you’ve created a list of 3-10 bands you can enquire about all of your bands in one go here.

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, bank transfer or cheque.

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 bands offer their own manned DJ package, not only does this work out cheaper for you, it also saves on precious venue space.

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

Where can I find out further information?