6 Best R&B Wedding Bands in London (With Prices)

Updated 12 July 2024
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6 Best R&B Wedding Bands in London (With Prices)
In this blog post, we'll list out the 6 most popular R&B wedding bands for hire in London on FixTheMusic, based on the number of their confirmed bookings for 2024 and 2025.

Over recent years, many couples tying the knot have been looking for something a bit different for the musical entertainment on their special day, as opposed to the standard wedding music genres of pop, funk and soul.

Often this means songs that the couple and their friends grew up listening to, and as such, one of the most dominant genres of music in the first part of the 21st century...R&B.

London witnessed a great flourishing of R&B talent in the first decade of the 21st century.

As such a dominant musical genre in recent years, it’s no surprise that couples want to hire an R&B wedding band for their special day, or at least a cover band that can perform a substantial amount of R&B classics.

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Here are the 6 most popular R&B wedding bands in London for 2024...

1. Big Soul Beats
2. Urban Dynamite
3. Scintillate
4. City Lights Showband
5. Loophole
6. The Legends Collective

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So let's take a closer look at the most in-demand R&B wedding bands in the London area this year...

1. Big Soul Beats
Average booking price: £2,500 - £7,500 (as of July 2024)
Location: London, UK

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Big Soul Beats are carrying the torch for the UK’s ever-evolving R&B, Garage and soul scene.

The band rose to prominence from their YouTube covers (also supported by Spotify Editorial) and has received praise from music legends such as Nile Rodgers, Teddy Riley, Boyz II Men, Louis Tomlinson & Tyrese Gibson.

In their short career, Big Soul Beats have opened up for the likes of Boyz II Men, Jeremih, Little Mix and was invited to perform at the wedding of Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner.

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Big Soul Beats are more than happy to travel and regularly perform across the UK and beyond at weddings, private parties and corporate events.

We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at The London Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square, Pavilion Club in Knightsbridge and The Kennels in Goodwood, West Sussex.

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As performers, Big Soul Beats is the amalgamation of all the greats who have come before them, such as Michael Jackson, Bobby Brown and Boyz II Men.

Perfectly blending and fusing 80/90’s nostalgia of all these legends is what makes Big Soul Beats the one to watch.

This exceptional group is at the intersection of where the past meets the future, and trust us when we say it sounds refreshing!

So, if you’re looking to hire one of the UK’s best luxury soul bands, look no further than Big Soul Beats and get in touch today!

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2. Urban Dynamite
Average booking price: £5,151 (as of July 2024)
Location: London

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Urban Dynamite was born with the idea that entertainment should bring joy to people's lives.

The aim is to break the mould by carefully redesigning song lists to include the songs that make you sing, dance and smile.

Urban Dynamite understand that you need the best entertainment possible for your event, and we deliver every time.

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We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo in Sicily, Borgo Sant’Ambrogio in Tuscany, RADICEPURA Horticultural Park in Sicily, Kimpton Fitzroy Hotel in Russell Square and Rosewood Hotel in London.

Entertainment isn't just about music. It's about creating unforgettable experiences that create lasting memories for years to come.

Our musicians are seasoned professionals, with international touring, TV and recording credits including Rod Stewart, Take That, Robyn, Cee Lo Green, Duran Duran, Olly Murs, Simply Red, Jess Glynne, Jason Derulo, The Maccabees, Rita Ora, The Brand New Heavies, Kwabs, Hans Zimmer, The Levelers, Hurts, Iggy Azalea, Rizzle Kicks, Craig David, Katie Melua and Smokey Robinson.

Urban Dynamite's musicians take great pride in their craft, have a great attitude towards their work and, above all, love what they do – and it shows. Our talent really shines out above the rest.

Here are just some of the locations where we have been booked by clients on FixTheMusic for weddings and events...

  • Masseria Grieco, Italy
  • Borgo Sant’Ambrogio, Italy
  • Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, Sicily
  • Villa di Maiano, Italy
  • Villa il Pozzo Winery, Italy
  • RADICEPURA Horticultural Park
  • Cervara Abbey, Portofino, Genoa, Italy
  • Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • High Billinghurst Farm
  • The Barn at Botley Hill
  • Kimpton Fitzroy Hotel, London
  • Rosewood Hotel London
  • Trafalgar Tavern, Park Row
  • Crewe Hall, Haslington, UK
  • Montague Farm, Hankham
  • Brympton House, Yeovil, UK
  • Stubton Hall, Newark, UK
  • St Albans, UK
  • Stamford, UK
  • Perth, Scotland

So if you're looking to hire one of the finest function bands London has to offer for your wedding or event, get in touch with Urban Dynamite.

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3. Scintillate
Average booking price: £5,000 - £10,000 (as of July 2024)
Location: London

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Scintillate are a luxury high-end function band with over 15 years of industry experience.

We perform at weddings, corporate events and private functions in the UK & across the globe.

From music selection and arrangements to performance and attire, everything about Scintillate oozes class and professionalism.

We aim to uplift your function by creating an incredible atmosphere to suit, with utmost elegance and sophistication.


4. City Lights Showband
Average booking price: £5,000 - £8,500 (as of July 2024)
Location: London

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Available from a 7 to 15 piece line up, City Lights Showband perform an eclectic mix of Funk, Soul, Motown and Pop dance floor classics, providing a musical journey fit for any occasion.

City Lights Showband are available for weddings, corporate events, launch parties, Jewish celebrations, charity balls and any other event you can think of.

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We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Branco Hotel in Mykonos, Belmond Caruso Amalfi Hotel in Italy, Park Orsula Visnjica in Croatia and Dewsall Court in Hereford, UK.

City Lights Showband's unique approach to every individual event helps them to ensure every possible requirement is met, creating seamless and memorable entertainment for the client and their guests.

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Over the past few years City Lights Showband has built up a reputation as being the best party band around and have flawlessly entertained audiences and clients throughout the UK, Europe and the rest of the world.

All band members are all active within the upper echelons of the music session world and City Lights Showband now brings them to your event at an affordable price.

City Lights Showband's boys and girls have performed with artists such as Adele, Taio Cruz, Maxi Priest, Shalamar, Plan B, Larry Graham, Eliza Doolittle, Sam Sparro, Terence Trent D’Arby, Mike Skinner, Jools Holland Big band and The Miles Davis band to name a few.

City Lights Showband as a band have appeared on BBC 1 Television and have played for an elite list of past clients, including The Moroccan Royal Family and Manchester City Football Club, The Ambassador of Azerbaijan as well as performing at destination weddings across Europe and luxury 5 start hotels in the Middle East.

The experience and talent within the band has led to an extensive and ever-expanding repertoire from which the band can select from, making their live sets diverse and fresh. City Lights Showband are adept at playing iconic dance floor classics from many different genres including classic funk, soul, disco and Motown, as well as modern tracks from the acid jazz, R&B and pop scene.

City Lights Showband's musicians understand the importance of having the right music at the right event; it is the key element to a successful party and this band has it nailed when it comes to having something for everyone.

City Lights Showband are fully self-sufficient providing your event with everything from a quality PA system and lighting rig with dedicated technical engineers, transport, mixed party music played before between and after live sets and the option of both formal and informal stage wear.

Radio microphones come as standard and are always available for speeches, auctions or toastmaster to use. Set times consist of 2 x 1 hours of live playing time as standard with the option of an extra 30 minute or 1 hour available at an additional fee.

City Lights Showband are the top of their game when it comes to providing live music for events. The band sound fantastic, look great and are an ideal choice for any event – if you want an amazing party atmosphere and a packed dance floor all night long.

Here are just some of the locations where we have been booked by clients on FixTheMusic for weddings and events...

  • Belmond Caruso Hotel, Italy
  • Forte da Cruz, Estoril, Portugal
  • Villa Gamberaia, Firenze, Italy
  • Branco Hotel, Mykonos, Greece
  • Park Orsula Visnjica, Croatia
  • Cashel Palace Hotel, Ireland
  • Dewsall Court, Hereford, UK
  • Rushton Hall Hotel and Spa
  • Dromoland, County Clare, Ireland
  • Derry, Londonderry

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5. Loophole
Average booking price: £1,866 (as of July 2024)
Location: Berkshire & London

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Loophole are a live party band specialising in weddings, private events, corporate parties, product launches, award shows and any other events in the UK and internationally.

Covering a range of styles from Soul, Funk, RnB to the latest Pop hits with hints of Jazz, we bring our own sound and flavour to the music that is guaranteed to get you dancing and keep that dance floor filled.

We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Villa Medicea di Lilliano in Italy and Cripps Barn in Cirencester, Gloucestershire.

Their repertoire is vast taking in acts as diverse as Bruno Mars, Sam Smith, James Brown and Stevie Wonder.

The band is an all-male, 5-piece band that performs top 40 Pop, Funk, Soul, Rnb & 90's styled music. We provide all our own equipment (lights & PA) and we're based in Reading/West London.

So if you're looking to hire the finest wedding band Reading (Berkshire) has to offer, get in touch with Loophole.

Performance details

  • We can perform outdoors
  • We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
  • Our equipment is PAT tested
  • We own a PA system

Here are just some of the locations where we have been booked by clients on FixTheMusic for weddings and events...

  • Villa Medicea di Lilliano, Florence, Italy
  • Colehayes Park, Newton Abbot, UK

6. The Legends Collective
Average booking price: £6,500 - £10,000 (as of July 2024)
Location: London

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This stunning 5-15 piece band provides a world-class spectacle that will absolutely floor your guests from start to finish.

Week in week out they perform a hit-filled repertoire that flows with the fluidity of a DJ set, but with the punch of Beyoncé’s live band.

Their impressive set list includes 200+ bangers ranging from R&B throwbacks, Garage classics, Ibiza anthems all the way to your favourite old school soul and Motown!

Our members are oozing experience in all the right circles having performed alongside the likes of Justin Timberlake, Shola Ama, Sweet Female Attitude, Jools Holland, Shakka, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Jacob Banks and Snarky Puppy.

With a flexible band line up, you choose a band line up that fits your budget. The Legends Collective ranges from a 5-piece using just a rhythm section and 1 singer, to a huge Showband with 6 singers, horn section and percussion.

Here are just some of the locations where we have been booked by clients on FixTheMusic for weddings and events...

  • Island Art & Taste, Athens
  • Ritz Hotel Paris, France
  • Hort de Nal, Elche, Spain
  • Ca Na Xica, Ibiza, Spain
  • The Savoy Hotel, London
  • Portugal
  • Lake Como, Italy
  • Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland
  • OXO Tower Restaurant
  • Oceandiva Party Boat
  • Elmore Court, Gloucester
  • Cornwell Manor, Oxford
  • Marston Park, Frome, UK
  • Nettlestead, Maidstone
  • Stapleford Park House
  • The Grove, Watford
  • Tetbury, Gloucestershire

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More information about hiring an R&B wedding band in London

What does an R&B wedding band perform?

The R&B wedding bands on FixTheMusic play a variety of music in this style featuring a range of artists including Kanye West, Bruno Mars, R Kelly, Justin Timberlake and Ceelo Green.

Most R&B cover bands will also include in their set list songs from other styles of music, including hip hop, garage, pop, rock, soul and Motown. You might also be looking for an urban wedding band – perfect for cool city weddings.

How much does an R&B / hip hop wedding band cost to hire?

The average price of an R&B wedding band for hire on FixTheMusic is £2,685.

R&B bands tend to cost more than the average London wedding band as they often feature more instruments and vocalists than a regular pop covers band so that they can cover the full range of R&B and soul hits.

Should I hire an R&B band for my wedding?

Yes! We've noticed a big trend in recent years for discerning clients to choose an R&B wedding band for their big day. London's best R&B bands are made up of some of the most in-demand session musicians and singers in the country, who have often toured with celebrity singers across Europe and the rest of the world.

Booking an R&B band or hip hop band for your own wedding is guaranteed to ensure a cool edge that most other bands can't provide. At FixTheMusic we have some of the UK's best hip hop bands for hire, as well as specialist RnB groups.

Why have RnB wedding bands become so popular in recent years?

Couples these days are looking for something a bit different to the tried-and-tested wedding covers band of recent years.

Couples getting married in their early 30s were children of the 90s, so they want music that reflects their personal music tastes, be that 90s kitsch pop such as Britney Spears and various boy bands, to Britpop, Garage, Hip Hop and American heavy metal such as Greenday, Metallica and Guns N' Roses, as well as RnB covers.

Of course, couples will want guests of all ages to enjoy the wedding music, so bands that specialise in 90s genres (90s wedding bands) generally also perform some classic covers from the 50s to the 80s.

Some of our RnB / hip hop wedding bands also feature rappers or singers who can rap – the perfect addition to a live band.

Adam is a co-founder of FixTheMusic and works on everything from copywriting and marketing to design and user experience. He studied Music at Cambridge University. Adam is a keen pianist, and also learned cello and trumpet from an early age.

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