9 Best R&B Wedding Bands In The UK For 2024 (With Prices)

Updated 13 June 2024
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9 Best R&B Wedding Bands In The UK For 2024 (With Prices)
In this blog post, we'll list out the 9 most popular R&B wedding bands for hire in the UK 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.

The UK 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.

There are several bands on FixTheMusic that specialise in this style of music.

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Here are the 9 best R&B wedding bands in the UK for 2024...

1. Mashup Kings
2. Big Soul Beats
3. MOJO
4. Urban Dynamite
5. Scintillate
6. The Moonlighters
7. NOMAD Lite
8. The Legends Collective
9. Acoustic Royale

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

Average booking price: £2,500 - £7,500 (as of June 2024)
Location: Bristol

View more videos and read verified reviews of Mashup Kings ➡️

Mashup Kings specialise in piecing together the very best songs of an artist or era, creating mashups that leave guests wanting more, and never knowing where the music is going next.

As well as being an extremely tight band, they are also very close friends, which shows on stage and truly makes them a very special band. The UK's ultimate mashup wedding band!

You can expect to hear songs, mashups and medleys from the 60’s to the present day, covering Hip Hop, RnB, Garage, Funk, Soul, Reggae & Pop.

We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Castello di Petrata in Italy, Château de Lerse in France and Elmore Court in Gloucestershire, UK.

For smaller, more intimate gigs, check out Mashup Kings' sister act Acoustic Royale - an exceptional Acoustic Duo with years of experience and endless talent.

We will always arrive in good time to make sure everything is set up perfectly and ready to go when required, and there will always be one of us ready to answer any questions you may have leading up to the event or afterwards.

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We all have a huge passion for music and performing, as well as a very similar taste in music, being that we enjoy anything that sounds good!

We love funk, soul, jazz, R&B, and anything that grooves. This puts us in the perfect position to compile a set-list of songs from the 1960s to the Top 40, featuring tracks from the likes of Stevie Wonder, George Benson, Jess Glynne, Calvin Harris, Bob Marley, Ed Sheeran, Lauryn Hill, Van Morrison, Amy Winehouse, and loads more.

Our standard set times are Standard 2 x 1-hour sets or 3 x 40-minute sets. In between our sets, we are able to use our PA system to play some mp3s or your choice if required. We provide our own professional sound and lighting equipment.

We can also offer a DJ service after our live wedding band has finished playing, to keep your guests dancing into the night!

We pride ourselves on being willing to go the extra mile to make sure your event is everything you want it to be, whether it be learning a song for a special occasion or wedding, working with you to put together a bespoke set-list from our repertoire for a party or wedding reception, offering a DJ service, or anything else to make sure your event goes as smoothly as possible.

Between us, Mashup Kings have many years of experience, with achievements including touring the UK and Europe, performing on prestigious stages at Glastonbury Festival, and The Royal Albert Hall, as well as numerous other events and festivals.

But, all of that aside, we just love getting together, playing music and having fun, which we feel comes across well in our performance.

So if you're looking to hire the finest funk & soul band Bristol has to offer, get in touch with Mashup Kings.

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

  • Abbazia di San Galgano, Italy
  • Castello di Petrata, Assisi
  • Castello di Celsa, Siena
  • Castello Monaci, Puglia
  • Ktima Xatzi, Athens, Greece
  • Finca Comassema, Mallorca
  • Corfu, Greece
  • Masseria Amastuola, Puglia
  • Château Engalin, Mauvezin, France
  • Château de Lerse, Pérignac
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz, Malta
  • Villa Catureglio, Lucca, Italy
  • Bruisyard Hall, Woodbridge, UK
  • Hampton Court Palace, Surrey
  • Old Gore by Yard Space
  • Offley Place Country House
  • Syon Park, Brentford, UK
  • The Kingscote Barn, Tetbury
  • Elmbridge Farm, Worcestershire
  • Burrow Farm Gardens, Axminster
  • Holbrook Manor, Wincanton, UK
  • Beaconside House, Devon
  • Stone Barn, Cheltenham
  • Port Lympne Reserve, Hythe, Kent
  • Fairyhill, Reynoldston, Swansea
  • Elmore Court, Gloucester, UK
  • Brympton House, Somerset, UK
One of the verified reviews of this wedding band

"Mashup Kings played at our wedding and they were absolutely INCREDIBLE! To give you a sense of our wedding, we’re in our early 30s .. we had tipis at a campsite.. and loads of people there were really into music. We therefore spent ages looking for a band which would get all generations on the dance floor, who wouldn’t be cheesy and who would play a variety of styles of music. And we definitely made the right choice. Everyone danced all night long and had the best time ever! What we loved most about them (which made them unique) is their incredible mash ups… from a garage mash up to Stevie Wonder to pop and rock… just such a mix of amazing tunes and having them as mash ups means you get to hear about 3 times as many amazing tunes as normal! The band were all so lovely and super high energy. Benji was also extremely helpful in the run up and set up, as we borrowed some of his gear for the music after the band and during a song my husband did during the speeches. Thank you so much for everything Benji and the rest of the Mashup Kings crew!"
— Isabelle Andresen, wedding in Wiltshire


Average booking price: £2,500 - £7,500 (as of June 2024)
Location: London

View more videos and read verified reviews of Big Soul Beats ➡️

Big Soul Beats are carrying the torch for the UK’s ever-evolving R&B, garage, afrobeats & 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.

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.

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 & afrobeats bands for your wedding or event, look no further than Big Soul Beats and get in touch today!

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One of the verified reviews of this wedding band

"Big Soul Beats were an incredible band for our wedding in Sussex. The band arrived on time, had great communication beforehand, and had really thought about their playlist to suit our tastes. It was amazing how responsive they were to the audience, the lead guitarist was great at chatting to everyone dancing and they adapted songs based on kids being around which was so sweet of them. The way they remixed songs together was incredible, I wish we could buy an album of their sets from our wedding it was so perfect. The vocals were amazing and the sound quality was really great. The dance floor was full all night and loads of friends and family asked for their details, including one of the brides’ mums - I don’t know when she might be throwing a party but if so she’ll definitely be booking Big Soul Beats! They played our first dance live and it’s a moment I’ll never forget, so amazing. Thank you Big Soul Beats! Seriously book this band for your wedding or party - they were awesome!"
— Lydia Furse, wedding in West Sussex


3. MOJO

Average booking price: £5,000 - £15,000 (as of June 2024)
Location: London, UK

View more videos and read verified reviews of MOJO ➡️

Introducing the finest band on the London wedding and party scene, welcome to the world of MOJO!

We’ve fused stunning vocals with a super tight rhythm section and razor-sharp horns to create the ultimate band for any event.

From funk masterpieces by Stevie Wonder and James Brown to modern classics by the likes of Daft Punk and Bruno Mars, MOJO will keep any dance floor packed all night long!

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MOJO performance credits include Heaven 17, Beverley Knight, Jamiroquai, Divine Comedy, Ed Sheeran, Kwabs, Jools Holland, National Theatre, NYJO, RSC as well as numerous West End Shows.

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With top of the range P.A. and a stunning light show, MOJO will provide you with a breathtaking performance from start to finish.

Every time we are booked, we put together an inspirational playlist for each happy couple - and we make them even happier!

From timeless classics from the sixties and seventies to the latest wedding party anthems, MOJO will take your wedding party to another level! We can also offer a number of options to provide music for other parts of your day.

Our highly versatile and experienced musicians can provide you with background music earlier in the day, whether that is acoustic or jazz music. Those are just two examples of what we can do for you.

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

  • Ca' P'a Casa Privata, Italy
  • Villa Cimbrone, Ravello, Italy
  • Château Rigaud, France
  • Conti San Bonifacio Wine Resort
  • Cap Rocat Luxury Hotel, Mallorca
  • PLAYA DE SANTA CRISTINA, Spain
  • Il Borro, Tuscany, Italy
  • Château Smith Haut Lafitte, France
  • Son Berga, Palma, Mallorca
  • Saint-Ouen-la-Rouërie, France
  • Dordogne, France
  • Stadtwaldhaus Krefeld, Germany
  • Romania
  • The Ned, Poultry, London, UK
  • Syon Park
  • Oxnead Hall, Norwich
  • Lulworth Castle, Dorset
  • Mar Hall Hotel, Golf Resort
  • The Hoxton, Southwark
  • Porthilly Farm, Rock, Cornwall
  • Euridge Manor, Chippenham
  • Brympton House, Somerset
  • The Wallace Collection, London

Average booking price: £5,151 (as of June 2024)
Location: London

View more videos and read verified reviews of Urban Dynamite ➡️

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.


Average booking price: £5,000 - £10,000 (as of June 2024)
Location: London

View more videos and read verified reviews of Scintillate ➡️

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.


Average booking price: £1,500 - £2,500 (as of June 2024)
Location: London

View more videos and read verified reviews of The Moonlighters ➡️

The Moonlighters are a London-based band who have been playing together since 2014 and are top industry professionals.

Since the start of the band, The Moonlighters have graced the stage with legendary artists such as Sting, Shaggy, Stereophonics, Melanie C (Spice Girls), Beverley Knight and Jamiroquai.

The band have a wealth of experience playing at all kinds of events of every type of audience.

They are happy to travel and regularly perform across the UK and beyond.


Average booking price: £2,953 (as of June 2024)
Location: London

View more videos and read verified reviews of NOMAD Lite ➡️

NOMAD Lite are the miniature spin-off from Europe's most famous wireless roaming band NOMAD.

With the guile and charisma to supercharge any party or wedding, this duo are fast becoming a must-have for high-end functions in London and worldwide.

NOMAD Lite perform a huge repertoire of upbeat covers, specialising in mashups and medleys.


Average booking price: £6,500 - £10,000 (as of June 2024)
Location: London

View more videos and read verified reviews of The Legends Collective ➡️

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...

  • Portugal
  • Lake Como, Italy
  • Hort de Nal, Avinguda de Candalix, Elche, Spain
  • Ca Na Xica, Ibiza, Spain
  • Nettlestead, Maidstone, UK

Average booking price: £1,127 (as of June 2024)
Location: Bristol

View more videos and read verified reviews of Acoustic Royale ➡️

Acoustic Royale specialise in taking the very best songs from an era or artist & mashing them together in a way that takes the listener by surprise and leaves them wanting more!

They a diverse range of covers that rarely sound the same as the original and more often than none sound completely fresh & original.


More information about hiring an R&B wedding band in the UK

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?

In 2024, the average price of an R&B wedding band for hire on FixTheMusic is £2,545.

R&B bands tend to cost more than the average UK 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. The UK'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.

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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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