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Live Wedding Music Ideas

When it comes to your big day, it's essential to hire the right live wedding music to suit you and your guests. Whether that's a string quartet during the ceremony, a jazz band throughout the wedding breakfast, or a live wedding band for your evening reception party. From live musicians to wedding playlists, keep on browsing for more wedding music ideas

Evening Wedding Entertainment

When the meal and speeches are over, it's time for the dancing to begin! On our site, you'll find a selection of wedding bands in every genre. Most of our wedding bands for hire have a little something for everyone in their setlist, from soul and r&b to rock 'n' roll, indie, and pop. If you want to keep your guests on their feet, a wedding function band is most definitely the perfect choice.

Wedding DJs

Booking a DJ is a great way to end the night with a bang, either as an alternative to a live wedding band or to accompany the band throughout the evening. Although all of our wedding cover bands provide music between sets, hiring a DJ can really help your wedding reception flow seamlessly.

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Wedding Bands

A wide range of wedding bands, perfect for your evening’s entertainment. From Indie, Rock & Pop to Motown, Soul and more.

jazz and swing bands for weddings

Jazz & Swing Bands

From 1920s Speakeasy to 1940s Swing; from Sinatra to contemporary pop with a twist, there's something for everyone.

String quartets for hire

Wedding String Quartets

We represent a number of highly talented string quartets & ensembles, perfect for your wedding ceremony and drinks reception.

High end party bands

High-End Wedding Bands

Take your event to the next level with one of our all-singing and all-dancing premier party bands.

Acoustic bands for hire

Acoustic Wedding Music

Whether it's Classical, Folk, Pop or Indie you're looking for, you're certain to find the perfect acoustic band or solo performer at Bands For Hire

Wedding Harpists

Wedding Harpists

Hire one of our talented wedding harpists to add a touch of class to the proceedings; from classical to modern, to Broadway and beyond.

Wedding Pianists for hire

Wedding Pianists

We work alongside a number of experienced wedding pianists, both instrumental and with vocals; take a listen and see who strikes the right chord.

wedding singers for hire

Wedding Singers

When a live band feels a little too much for the occasion, our wedding singers offer a compact alternative to get the party on its feet.

Wedding DJs for hire

Wedding DJs

A selection of highly professional wedding DJs playing music from every genre imaginable.

Wedding Saxophonists for hire

Wedding Saxophonists

Whether it's a stylish jazz sax player or Cafe Del Mar style performer, we've got you covered.

World Music

World Music

From Cuban and Latino to Bollywood and Mariachi, we've got all bases covered. Visit our world music page to be inspired!

Ceilidh, Folk and Country bands

Ceilidh, Folk and Country

Hire one of our Ceilidh or Country bands for the ultimate barn dance experience - guaranteed to get the audience on their feet!

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Wedding Ceremony Music

Choose from our extensive roster of wedding ceremony musicians to accompany you on your big day.

From wedding singers to string quartets, harpists, and acoustic duos, you'll find a range of options on offer.

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Wedding Ceremony Musicians

Add one of our featured wedding ceremony musicians to the mix for an unforgettable opening to your big day. Choose from solo musicians such as classical guitarists, harpists, and wedding singers, or take things to the next level with one of our stunning wedding string quartets.

Wedding Ceremony Music

All of our wedding musicians have a vast repertoire of ceremony music to choose from, from traditional classical music such as Wagner's Bridal Chorus and Pachelbel's Canon in D to more contemporary favourites.

If there's a special song you'd like for your wedding processional or exit, you'll find all of our musicians are more than happy to learn a piece of music especially for you. Just let us know in your request and we'll take it from there.

Jon - Singer / Pianist
Jon - Singer / Pianist
From £340
Jon is an exceptional talent with a distinct vocal ability that is certain to delight and entertain. Performing solo piano / vocals, he...
Oceano Strings
Oceano Strings
From £490 + VAT
A wonderfully talented string duo, trio or quartet that would complement any special occasion, perfect for wedding ceremonies, champagne receptions and evening...
Lera - Harpist
Lera - Harpist
From £250
A wondrous musician who's simply magnificent. Lera is a splendour to watch, as she plucks and dances her way across this unusual and heavenly instrument to produce a...
Ed - Singer / Guitarist
Ed - Singer / Guitarist
From £490
Known for his powerful yet soulful voice, Ed can entertain in any capacity performing intimate wedding ceremonies, parties and drinks...
Thomas - Looping Violinist
Thomas - Looping Violinist
From £610
Experience the dynamic sound of violin virtuoso Thomas, as he delivers his own epic fusion of contemporary looping and classical...
Juniper Strings
Juniper Strings
From £410
Juniper Strings' line-up features an impressive selection of classically trained musicians, who together perform wonderfully enchanting...

Drinks Reception Music

With the wedding ceremony complete it's time to amp up the atmosphere with some light entertainment.

There are no strict rules when it comes to drinks reception music so you're free to take your pick!

Acoustic BandsJazz & Swing Bands
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Drinks Reception Musicians

Each month we put together a featured selection of recommended wedding musicians to get you started. You'll find reviews and feedback for each of our bands on their profile pages along with more videos, demos, photos, and setlists.

JJ & The Beatniks
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...
Blackbird
Blackbird
From £775
Bustling with energy and passion for great live music, Blackbird showcase soul, jazz, blues, Motown and contemporary songs in their own impressive style. Perfect for...
Misko
Misko
From £490
Misko's blistering guitar skills will leave you speechless as he blasts his way through both modern and classical favourites. Having performed extensively throughout...
Artisan Jazz
Artisan Jazz
From £550
Artisan Jazz are an instrumental trio who've hand crafted the ultimate swing and gypsy jazz experience! Based in and around London, this skilful group of musicians...
Robin - Singer / Guitarist
Robin - Singer / Guitarist
From £310
With ten years experience on the events scene, Robin promises to deliver an accomplished performance at any occasion. Robin is a gifted...
Pocket Full Of Swing
Pocket Full Of Swing
From £340
Pocket Full Of Swing are an acoustic jazz duo and band presenting their very own selection of finger-tapping gypsy jazz and vintage swing...

Daytime Wedding Music Guides

At Bands For Hire we have over 20 years experience in the wedding industry, organising live bands and wedding musicians to cover every aspect of your wedding entertainment. To get you started with your wedding planning journey our team have put together the following wedding music guides.

Wedding Music Guide (Infographic)
Wedding Music Guide (Infographic)

The perfect starting point for wedding music newbies.

String Quartet Booking Guide
The Complete String Quartet Booking Guide

Everything you need to know before hiring a string quartet for your next event.

Harpist Booking Guide
The Complete Harpist Booking Guide

Everything from set times and logistics to guide prices and popular song choices.

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Wedding Breakfast Music

Take the tempo down a notch with one of our talented instrumentalists or wedding singers.

Choose from a range of background wedding music options, from solo pianists and guitarists to jazz duos and trios.

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Dinner Musicians

Choose from our range of pianists, guitarists, sax players and jazz groups.

Chris - Piano / Vocals
Chris - Piano / Vocals
From £295
Chris is an accomplished pianist, perfect for solo jazz piano during your wedding breakfast or a combination of piano and vocals during...
The Brogues Brothers
The Brogues Brothers
From £380
The Brogues Brothers are a talented 1920s/30s acoustic jazz guitar duo, performing well crafted arrangements of timeless jazz standards,...
Jazz Roots
Jazz Roots
From £395
Jazz Roots are a stylish young jazz duo offering an extensive repertoire of jazz standards - perfect for weddings, corporate events and dinner parties. The band offers...
Spenser - Wedding Singer
Spenser - Wedding Singer
From £335
Experienced male vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and DJ available to hire for wedding receptions and special occasions. With a fully...
Mike - Solo Pianist
Mike - Solo Pianist
From £360
London pianist Mike performs a broad spectrum of styles ranging from classical to contemporary. Perfect for a variety of events such as...
Hayden - Solo Guitarist
Hayden - Solo Guitarist
From £250
The classical guitar provides a wonderful air of sophistication to any event, and Hayden does not disappoint with his acute precision and...

Evening Wedding Bands

Make your evening wedding reception unforgettable with one of our live wedding bands.

From contemporary pop, rock and indie to old school soul we promise to have your guests on the dance floor!

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Featured Wedding Bands

Featured wedding bands for January 2021 including our very own wedding bands exclusive to Bands For Hire.

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....
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...
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...
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...
Soul That Swings
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,...
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....

Wedding Band Blogs

Our experienced team have put together the following wedding band guides to help get you started. From band prices, set times, repertoire, sound checks and more you'll find lots of helpful tips and info on our blog.

Guide to Hiring a Wedding Band
The Beginner's Guide to Hiring a Wedding Band

From budgets to logistics, Insurance, band meals and more, here's everything you need to know

How to Nail Your Evening Wedding Schedule
How to Nail Your Evening Wedding Schedule

Plan your evening wedding reception schedule like a pro.

Wedding Band Costs in 2021 - What Affects the Price of a Wedding Band?
Wedding Band Costs in 2021

What Affects the Price of a Wedding Band? Everything you need to know before hiring a live band.

Wedding Playlists & Song Ideas

Looking for ideas for your wedding playlist? Check out our latest blogs with first dance song ideas, last dance songs, father and daughter dances and playlists.

First dance wedding songs
100+ First Dance Wedding Song Ideas

Struggling with your first dance? Take a look at our list of classics for some inspiration.

Father / Daughter Dance Song Ideas
Top 100 Father / Daughter Dance Song Ideas

Set the perfect tone with the traditional father and daughter dance.

Last Dance Wedding Songs
The Best Last Dance Wedding Songs

End the night on a high with an epic sing-along to remember!