The 7 Best Wedding Bands for Hire in Bristol (With Prices)

17 JUNE 2021 (Updated 29 OCTOBER 2021)
Blog post by Adam Southall
Estimated read time: 3 minutes

In this blog post, we'll list out the 7 most popular wedding bands in Bristol on FixTheMusic, based on the number of their confirmed bookings for 2021 and 2022.

Bristol is home to some of the finest wedding bands in the UK...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings.

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You'll see that there is a huge range of styles and that many of the cover bands offer something a bit different to make your wedding truly memorable.

All of these bands perform sets for dancing, as well as chillout music if you require a background set, e.g. for an afternoon cocktail event.

Some of these wedding bands can also incorporate a horn section (trumpet and saxophone), as well as electric string instruments to add another dimension to weddings and events.

Wedding bands on FixTheMusic have public liability insurance and PAT tested equipment.

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FixTheMusic's cover bands perform in a variety of styles, from funk, blues, soul, acoustic, vintage and rock 'n' roll to R&B, Britpop, electro-swing and indie rock and pop covers. We also have a range of outstanding roaming bands, a particularly popular genre currently.

So here's the list of the 7 best wedding bands in Bristol for 2021...

1. Mashup Kings
2. The Cardinals
3. The Sidekicks
4. The Dynamos
5. The Turnpikes
6. Brooklyn Funk
7. The Hawks

So let's take a closer look at these bands...

1. Mashup Kings
Average booking price: £3,000 - £4,500 (as of November 2021)
Location: Bristol, UK

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 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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Mashup Kings are a Wiltshire wedding band, available for hire as an acoustic duo up to a full 7-piece party band for weddings, functions, and corporate events.

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.

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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...

  • Castello di Petrata, Assisi, Perugia, Italy
  • Castello di Celsa, Siena, Italy
  • Château de Lerse, Pérignac, France
  • Malta
  • Bruisyard Hall, Woodbridge, UK
  • Yeovil, UK
  • Syon Park, Brent Lea, Brentford, UK
  • Hampton Court Road, East Molesey, UK
  • Ewen, Cirencester, UK
  • Holbrook Manor, Castle Cary, Wincanton, UK
  • Consall Lane, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
  • Elmore Court, Weir Lane, Gloucester, UK

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2. The Cardinals
Average booking price: £1,498 (as of November 2021)
Location: Bristol, UK

The Cardinals are a young, slick 5-piece covers band of highly experienced musicians who play a plethora of hits based on the Soul, Funk and Pop genres of the last 50 years.

Energetic and armed with an arsenal of floor fillers, this band know how to work a crowd and get your guests onto the dance floor!

The Cardinals are a slick five-piece band that has played at a range of weddings and corporate shows over the past few years.

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They have played for the likes of Debenham's at their regional Christmas party as well as performing at countless weddings and birthday parties across the UK.

All band members have studied at musical universities including Bristol Institute for Modern Music.

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3. The Sidekicks
Average booking price: £700 - £850 (as of November 2021)
Location: Somerset, UK

The Sidekicks are a little different, a little quirky and something which is proving to be very popular at weddings and parties.

Performing a large repertoire from pop and rock covers to indie classics, they know exactly how to judge the mood of your event...from a laid-back cocktail set to high-energy music for the dance floor!

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They love playing the usual party tunes and changing them up in our own style. They also love playing live lounge style tunes.

Based in Weston-super-Mare, the Trio have been inspired by bands such as Mumford and Sons and artists including Hozier and they believe that these influences strongly show in their performance.

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4. The Dynamos
Average booking price: £1,200 - £1,650 (as of November 2021)
Location: Gloucestershire, UK

The Dynamos are an experienced, fun and lively four piece party band based in Gloucestershire with an impressive repertoire guaranteed to get your guests up and dancing.

With a highly energetic performance, the band request guests get up and dance whilst performing hits from across the decades with songs from The Kinks, The Beatles, Kings of Leon, The Killers, Rolling Stones, Status Quo, Pharrell Williams, Daft Punk, Arctic Monkeys and more.

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The Dynamos are a professional outfit performing internationally at well over 70 weddings and events each year across the UK as well as Europe.

The Dynamos are happy to learn any new songs you may want for your event (as long as musically possible for the line up) and would be more than happy to play a first dance for a wedding.

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5. The Turnpikes
Average booking price: £1,526 (as of November 2021)
Location: Gloucestershire, UK

The Turnpikes are the perfect addition to any vintage or festival themed wedding.

Their cool Mumford and sons style lends itself to so many of today’s chart-topping hits and epic dance floor filling artists including Ed Sheeran, George Ezra, Noah & The Whale, The Lumineers, Train and American Authors.

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Let them bring the best day of your life alive with their feel-good festival vibes!

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6. Brooklyn Funk
Average booking price: £1,818 (as of November 2021)
Location: Bristol, UK

Formed in 2011, Brooklyn Funk was created as a way for seven talented musicians to play the music they love...funk, soul and Motown.

Initially playing in pubs and clubs around Bristol & The South West, the authentic sound of Brooklyn Funk has led to more and more wedding and corporate performances throughout the UK.

Brooklyn Funk's musicians can really play. Their busy schedule includes performing and recording with artists such as Kenny Thomas, Bizarre Inc & This Picture.

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They are also seasoned wedding band players, having only the best equipment and will speak directly with your venue to ensure that everything runs smoothly!

Brooklyn Funk band are all you need to make for a memorable evening – they can’t fail to impress!

So if you're looking for the finest funk covers band Bristol has to offer for your wedding or event, get in touch with Brooklyn Funk.

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7. The Hawks
Average booking price: £1,258 (as of November 2021)
Location: Bristol, UK

The Hawks are a premier wedding band from Bristol, who are dedicated to creating an electric and energetic atmosphere to fill the dance floor, whatever the venue!

With their authentic renditions of chart hits from the last 50 years, and many classics thrown in for good measure, they won't be happy until they have the venue bouncing and the crowd singing along with them!

Having performed for many well known and high profile clients, including The National Trust, and Bristol City FC, and packing over ten years of experience, the band have everything you need for an energetic evening to remember!

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For smaller events, The Hawks can also offer their Acoustic Duo option, perfect for more intimate gatherings and occasions.

We are regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at St Tewdrics House in Chepstow, UK.

The band can play two sets of 45 minutes, two sets of 60 minutes or three sets of 40 minutes, and generally have a finishing time of midnight. They also offer a late finish of 1am as an additional service.

As standard, the band usually provides the following for events in the UK:

  • 4-piece band
  • Up to 2 hours of live music (split into 2 x 60 or 3 x 40 minute sets)
  • PA system and stage lighting
  • Laptop playlist service between sets and until 12 midnight
  • PAT Tested equipment and Public Liability Insurance
  • Your choice of first dance or special request performed live

The band also offers a late finish service (£195 / hr), early arrival (POA), acoustic duo (usually £335) and manned DJ service (£195) as optional extras.

The Hawks have years of industry experience and regularly perform up and down the country at weddings, private parties and corporate events.

Covering Bristol, Bath and nationwide The Hawks are the first choice wedding band for Somerset and beyond.

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We hope you've enjoyed reading this list of the best wedding bands Bristol has to offer in 2021.

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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.