All of the below are a little bit unusual and alternative when compared to the standard boring old wedding band...
By the time most of us get married, we've already been to numerous weddings of friends and family. Most couples choose a regular covers band that plays the same old songs.
Although there's nothing wrong with that – we at FixTheMusic supply amazing wedding cover bands to thousands of weddings each year in the UK and Europe – there are only so many times you can hear Uptown Funk...
So if you're looking to hire something a little cool – a unique wedding band that provides some unusual entertainment that gets your guests talking for the years following your big day – then take a look through the examples above, or get in touch to start receiving bespoke offers from cool wedding bands in the UK.
At FixTheMusic, we keep our fingers firmly to the pulse of current trends with regard to wedding bands in the UK and internationally.
One thing we've seen over the past few years is an increase in demand for wedding bands offering something a bit different to what you might normally expect.
What hasn't changed is that couples want to book a wedding band that can get their guests onto the dance floor and enjoying themselves. And to do that, a wedding band needs to have outstanding musicianship, charisma and the ability to work a crowd. Cool wedding bands, music and entertainment is the name of the game.
According to the ONS, the average age for marriage in the UK last year was 32 for women and 34 for men.
So brides and grooms getting married were children of the 1990s. And this is reflected in their musical preferences for their big day.
Although the bands above to play many of the classic songs that are common at weddings, they also play music that is a bit more unusual – e.g. hip hop, UK garage and RnB songs.
Some of the bands we work with also do weird and wonderful things with the music. For example, we work with some of the UK's best wedding mashup bands. These bands mix together numerous songs and play medleys, creating clever segues between songs and providing a real flow to their performance.
The mashup music element will keep your guests on their toes – you can expect some songs thrown together that you might think would never work!
The alternative wedding bands we work with are also fun wedding bands – perfect for when your wedding wants something a bit different for the music: quirky and with more of an edge than the regular function bands we've all seen a million times before...
The bands are also likely to be interactive: some include a sax player who can roam amongst guests on the dancefloor, or even the singers and other band members on the dancefloor.
How long will the unique bands peform for on the night?
Most of our alternative bands provide the ususal sets – 2 x 60 minutes or 3 x 40 minutes of live music. In between and after these live sets, most bands will provide a laptop DJ service, until 12 midnight. This means your whole evening of music is covered by the band.
Will the band have a male or female singer, or both?
We work with hundreds of bands and there's a pretty even split between female and male lead vocalists. We find many couples have a strong preference for one over the other – and some even prefer to have bands that include both male and female vocals. This really opens up the range of songs that the band can perform, as it means they're able to cover many different styles of artist.
If you're looking to hire a brilliantly fun and charismatic band for your wedding, you've come to the right place.
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Here are some of our most in-demand function bands performing live...
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Having provided wedding music and musical entertainment for thousands of weddings and events worldwide, we were often asked by clients if we provided other entertainers aside from bands.
We now offer the full range of entertainment options for weddings and corporate events, from fire dancers and magicians to acrobats and stilt walkers, including other professionals such as wedding photographers.
And since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide, we have become specialists in providing live music and entertainment for online virtual events for individuals and corporate clients.
You can read more about FixTheMusic and their team of Ed, Adam, Zazie and Freeman here.
FixTheMusic provides bands for thousands of weddings and private events each year across Europe and worldwide. We've put together some Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about hiring a wedding band, a few of which are listed below: