Wedding Bands for hire


Bands For Hire - The Winklepickers
£300 - £1,200
total

The Winklepickers

Surrey wedding band The Winklepickers. Providing live music entertainment that...

Bands For Hire - Ambassador Band
£3,000 - £15,000
total

Ambassador Band

Ambassador Band is the cream of the crop in the wedding and events market. If ...

Bands For Hire - Music Students for Hire
£175 - £1,500
total

Music Students for Hire

MSH is dedicated to delivering high standard and affordable live music for wed...

Bands For Hire - Blue Lion Band
£1,450 - £3,500
per head

Blue Lion Band

The Blue Lion Band is a premium, customisable 3-14 piece band specialising in...

Bands For Hire - The Bears
£1,000 - £1,600
total

The Bears

Officially the best wedding band in London! The Bears are proud to be celeb...

Bands For Hire - It's No' Reel Scottish Ceilidh Band
£995 - £1,995
total

It's No' Reel Scottish Cei...

It's No' Reel is one of the UK's top Scottish ceilidh bands who have a long tr...

Bands For Hire - The Kings of Soul
£1,000 - £3,000
total

The Kings of Soul

The Kings of Soul are a energetic, modern band featuring some of London's fine...

Bands For Hire - The Mixers
£600 - £800
total

The Mixers

THE MIXERS are a live wedding band performing energetic sets for an unforgetta...

Bands For Hire - Funk City Band
£850 - £1,490
total

Funk City Band

*Special discounts for July 18* Funk City play fun, upbeat and classic songs...

Bands For Hire - Radio Kings Band
£1,290 - £3,500
total

Radio Kings Band

The Radio Kings Band is a premium, customisable 3-14 piece band specialising ...

Bands For Hire - WooHoo Band
£1,290 - £3,500
total

WooHoo Band

The WooHoo Band is a premium, customisable 3-14 piece band specialising in hig...

Bands For Hire - Encore - Outstanding Wedding Musicians, Singers, DJs and Bands
£100 - £10,000
total

Encore - Outstanding Weddi...

Encore has the UK's largest selection of musicians, bands, singers and DJs. ...

Bands For Hire - The Montage Quartet
£500 - £800
total

The Montage Quartet

The Montage Quartet (The MQ) are an energised, fun, well-presented, stylish sa...

Bands For Hire - Jam Hot
£3,500 - £10,000
per item

Jam Hot

Jam Hot are the pinnacle of luxury live entertainment. This awe-inspiring 8-13...

Bands For Hire - The Hoochie Toots
£550 - £2,000
per head

The Hoochie Toots

We like to reserve the right to quote for each event on an individual basis. ...

Bands For Hire - Alive Network Entertainment Agency
£250 - £2,500
per head

Alive Network Entertainmen...

For the UK's best wedding and party bands and entertainers for private events ...

Bands For Hire - The Alleycatz
£900 - £1,500
total

The Alleycatz

One of the UK's best kept secrets....

Bands For Hire - Music HQ
£1,065 - £2,400
per head

Music HQ

Music HQ - One of the UKs Largest Live Wedding Music Services

Bands For Hire - Bands For Hire
£250 - £5,000
per head

Bands For Hire

Live entertainment agency offering the most professional wedding bands in the ...

Bands For Hire - Popcorn Factory Band
€1,400 - €3,500
per head

Popcorn Factory Band

The Popcorn Factory is a premium, customisable 3-14 piece band specialising in...

Bands For Hire - earcandy
£450 - £5,000
total

earcandy

Exclusive Live Bands, String Quartets, DJs and Harpists by earcandy - designed...

Bands For Hire - Cocktails & Dreams
£3,000 - £4,000
total

Cocktails & Dreams

Cocktails and Dreams are five to eight piece function band performing at corpo...

Bands For Hire - Jazz Lane
£120 - £790
total

Jazz Lane

Vocal-led professional jazz band providing exquisite and classy musical atmosp...

Bands For Hire - Live Music Quotes
£250 - £3,000
total

Live Music Quotes

Live Music Quotes is the place to find quality musicians and DJs for your even...

Bands For Hire - Diaspora
£1,053 - £5,615
total

Diaspora

salsa band - vocals, horns, percussionists, available for weddings, parties, f...

Bands For Hire - Azure Function Band
£1,100 - £2,000
total

Azure Function Band

Azure is a premium London wedding band that performs a stunning array of moder...

Bands For Hire - Rutland Big Band
£700 - £1,400
total

Rutland Big Band

We are a full Big Band, playing all sorts of tunes and songs taking in classic...

Bands For Hire - Phasma
£895 - £4,585
per head

Phasma

Phasma is a contemporary and versatile soul, funk and R&B band, creating dazzl...

Bands For Hire - 529
£320 - £1,823
total

529

529 is a London-based group. Our mission is to bring classic and contemporary ...

Bands For Hire - Fiesta Latina
£434 - £2,066
total

Fiesta Latina

Fiesta Latina recreates the sizzling, scorching sounds of Latin America and th...

Bands For Hire - FixTheMusic
£45 - £2,500
per item

FixTheMusic

FixTheMusic is a one-stop shop for booking amazing professional musicians — ...

Bands For Hire - Ed Lea's Midnight Funk Orchestra
£100 - £1,600
total

Ed Lea's Midnight Funk Orc...

I perform as a soloist, with a double bassist, and with a full-blown funk band...

About Wedding Bands for hire

Your wedding day is essentially the ultimate party, and what does every party need? Music. So why not go all-out and have live wedding music played by a talented band. The right music really sets the tone for the day, can make it more romantic but it also keeps your guests entertained and happy. A great band will be something everyone will definitely remember.

It’s not every day you hire a band, so the idea can be a bit daunting and full of questions. Where do I start? Choosing a band requires a lot of research. You could always ask around friends and family for recommended wedding bands, but there’s a good chance they have very different music tastes to you. Will they play the songs we like? The most important thing to search for is the type of music you like. Maybe you want jazz or rock, maybe acoustic covers of pop hits. Whatever your taste, there’ll be a band that does it, you’ve just got to be clear on what you want. You don’t want to hire a band that specialises in love ballads and then ask them to perform a jazz song because they’ll be out of their comfort zone. Most people want a good mix of different music, and there are definitely bands to accommodate that. It’s worth noting that while your opinion on the music is the most important, your guests have to listen too, so a niche tribute act might not go down as well with them as it will with you.

Next, you’ll need to think about what kind of band you want. Do you want a female voice or a male voice? This can be based on the kind of songs you want to be played, although women can sing men’s songs and vice versa. There’s also the size of the band, a larger one would, logistically, be more difficult. Typically bands are 3-5 people, but there’s no harm in having more depending on what kind of sound you’re going for. You’ll want to choose a band with a level of professionalism - you wouldn’t want them turning up late or drinking too much and causing a scene. Another thing to consider is that the band will be there before and after the guests, setting up and packing away, so it’s good manners to offer food - you might want to budget for this when planning the catering.

Once you’ve chosen a band, be sure to have a clear conversation. If there are certain songs you know you definitely want, ask if they can. Plenty of bands for hire will have promo videos and demos on their websites to give you an idea of their unique sound. This is a great help but remember, live performances usually sound different to recordings, so if you’re really into a band but aren’t quite sure, you could always see if they have any gigs coming up so you can hear for yourself.

While the band are likely experts in music and have a lot more wedding experience than you, it is still your wedding, and you get to decide what you want, with a little guidance and inspiration from them. Here on Wedding Planner, you’ll find plenty of talented live wedding bands to get you started, so take a look to give you some ideas on wedding band prices, genres and reviews. If you need a little extra creativity check out our inspiration section for a look at real weddings.