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

21 JULY 2020 (Updated 18 JULY 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 Yorkshire on FixTheMusic, based on the number of their confirmed bookings for 2021 and 2022.

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

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.

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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.

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 Yorkshire for 2021...

1. Full House
2. The Jive Misters
3. Art Of Electro Swing
4. The Martinis
5. Swing State
6. Northern Heroes
7. Newfangled Groove

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

1. Full House
Average booking price: £1,981 (as of July 2021)
Location: West Yorkshire

Full House are an exciting 5 to 10 piece function band, particularly in demand to play at wedding receptions, corporate events and private parties.

Their members have many years of experience working for some of the biggest artists and shows including Westlife, China Crisis, The Wiz, Abba Tribute, Alexander O'Neal and Corinne Bailey Rae.

Their lead singer's soulful pop vocals and extensive musical ability is fused with an accomplished team. Full House offer a professional service and guarantee an eye-catching, foot-stomping performance that will make any event memorable!

They can perform any style of music but specialise in modern pop as well as 70s, 80s and 90s soul classics. Song requests for your event will be gladly welcomed – just give us a month's notice prior to your event.

They have different band size packages to suit you and your event, from a standard five-piece setup (bass, drums, keyboards, guitar and lead vocal), to an enlarged ensemble if required.

So if you're looking to hire the finest wedding band West Yorkshire has to offer, get in touch with Full House.

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2. The Jive Misters
Average booking price: £1,473 (as of July 2021)
Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

A stylistically unique funk band from day one, the members of The Jive Misters have been singing, performing, and playing in sync as if they had been together their entire musical careers.

Throughout the course of the band’s union, they have won over the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life...performing at a variety of venues, making loads of public appearances, all the while recording new music.

The Jive Misters regularly perform at weddings, corporate events and parties throughout the UK and internationally.

Leeds based soul and funk act The Jive Misters are a male-fronted 6 piece band who specialise in delivering a great funk and soul groove but also slip some more modern tracks into the set.

The repertoire takes its musical cues from acts as varied as Kool and the Gang, Cee Lo Green and Marvin Gaye and also features some funked up modern hits such as Valerie and Moves Like Jagger.

Genetically engineered in a pint glass by Dr Julius Von Funkenstein, The Jive Misters are a male-fronted professional wedding, party and function band.

Prescribing classic soul, funk and blues alongside modern hits (given The Jive Misters' special treatment) that no party could do without, they consist of saxophone, trumpet, drums, keyboards, bass guitar, guitar and lead male vocals, with the band providing backing vocals.

The Jive Misters have a wealth of performance experience that will set your occasion alight whether it be black tie, bat mitzvah or biopsy.

The Jive Misters provide the highest quality music along with the highest professional performances, aiming to keep their prices as low as possible.

Their prices include 2 x 45-minute sets or 3 x 30-minute sets of live music, a professional PA system and stage rig to suit your venue, LED stage lighting and a professional sound engineer.

They say that music is the language of the soul, and nothing could be truer for this high energy party band. Composed of a group of inspirational musicians and skillful performers, the artists behind The Jive Misters have earned their reputation as a talented band to look out for.

From live gigs to studio sessions and more, they continue to touch fans around the world with their distinct and enjoyable musical style.

So if you're looking to hire one of the finest funk bands West Yorkshire has to offer for your wedding or party, get in touch with The Jive Misters.

The Jive Misters also offer a duo featuring male vocals & guitar, sax, backing vocals, percussion & cajon.

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3. Art Of Electro Swing
Average booking price: £1,495 (as of July 2021)
Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Art Of Electro Swing are a 21st century anomaly – a collective of loveable rogues hell-bent on redefining live dance music.

Weaving the sounds of 1920's New Orleans jazz, sizzling swing and bouncing Balkan brass with thoroughly modern dance styles, Art Of Electro Swing have created a uniquely exciting take on electro swing.

Art Of Electro Swing are in demand to perform at festivals, weddings and parties throughout the UK and Europe. They are widely considered to be the finest and most authentic electro swing band in the UK.

It was in early 2013 when guitarist Max and clarinettist Oliver, having played in highly eclectic bands over the years, decided to create a fully live Electro-Swing band.

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The early stages relied on the studio-produced beats and bass lines being mixed live by scratch DJ Taro, but later the boys began implementing live synths, delays and other effects into their sound.

As the group's electronic aspect was developing, they were also bringing their various backgrounds to bear upon a traditional swing repertoire, as an attempt to resurrect the sounds of the 'Hot Jazz' musicians such as Sydney Bechet, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman and Django Reinhardt, while casting aside the staunch conservatism of British trad jazz revivalists.

Taking encouragement from the thriving Leeds jazz community, they found themselves in high demand – from festivals to fetes, studios to stately homes.

In 2013 we took on Jazz student Elias. We were lucky to have met him at the right time – he'd arrived from Spain and wanted to play as much as possible.

We were looking for a trumpeter who was willing to learn the old-style 'hot jazz' from the golden age of New Orleans jazz. Luckily the infectiousness of the music got him good and he's here to stay.

And that was it. All quiet until the joint arrival of Tom 'mad dog' Maddison on string bass/synth and John Arnesson on drums. Together they've brought a weight of experience and rigour which has allowed the band to come into their own.

Jazz vocalist Nell has been rinsing it out with the band through the summer of 2016, along with our DJ Dan who has taken up scratching duties alongside the original DJ/sound tech Taro.

The electro swing band now regularly performs all over the UK, from London and Brighton, up to Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham and Scotland. They are also in demand at destination weddings and events in Europe, especially in France, Spain and Italy.

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

  • Chateau Rieutort, Saint-Pargoire, France
  • River Cottage HQ, Trinity Hill Road, Axminster, UK
  • Warminster, UK
  • Aix en Provence, France
  • London, UK
  • Reading, UK
  • Falmouth, UK

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4. The Martinis
Average booking price: £1,533 (as of July 2021)
Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

The Martinis are a highly experienced and extremely versatile duo.

They have performed at many prestigious events globally, including Glastonbury Music Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival and many celebrity events.

They can offer anything from a relaxed background set to a high energy performance. They are available for bookings internationally.

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5. Swing State
Average booking price: £951 (as of July 2021)
Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Swing State are a jazz & swing band based in West Yorkshire, who are in great demand to perform at weddings, festivals, restaurants, corporate events and private parties throughout northern England.

Swing State are a dynamic jazz collective of experienced conservatoire-trained musicians performing traditional jazz favourites.

They can provide a trio, quartet, quintet or their full six-piece outfit to add a touch of class to any occasion whether it be for background listening or for your guests to show off their moves on the dance floor.

Swing State, an international group of talented musicians, have performed live on BBC Radio 3, at renowned jazz venues across the UK such as Ronnie Scott's, SevenArts Leeds and Pizza Express Jazz Club, as well as at numerous private events and weddings, including at high-profile venues such as The Royal Automobile Club.

They are able to offer one free song request if it's not already in their repertoire list, depending on suitability. Most of their clients book them for a performance duration of 2 x 45-minute sets.

It takes them approximately 60 - 90 minutes to set up before their performance.

They can provide suitable pre-recorded music during their intervals, or you can bring your own playlist on an iPod or similar and use their PA system. They provide their own lighting.

With the perfect balance of experience, talent and youthful energy, Swing State are sure to make your event one to remember.

So if you’re looking to hire the finest jazz band Leeds (West Yorkshire) has to offer, get in touch with Swing State!

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6. Northern Heroes
Average booking price: £932 (as of July 2021)
Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Northern Heroes are a three-piece pop & rock cover band available in Northern England.

They have a varied repertoire featuring songs by The Beatles, The Who, The Jam etc, along with current bands including the Killers, Kings of Leon and Ed Sheeran.

All three members are experienced musicians with over 30 years of professional experience. The three piece set up suits the band as their wealth of technical ability on their respective instruments allows them to create a powerful live sound that is as impressive and dynamic as any other larger band around.

The band caters directly to the clients' needs working with them to create a memorable night that is as professional as it is entertaining.

The evening’s proceedings can be organised by a band member acting as an MC if required, for example, ensuring your wedding guests congregate for the first dance with cameras ready etc.

The band's dress code will also meet the client's requirements – fully suited for formal occasions or a more casual look for a laid back atmosphere if required.

The band receive wide praise for their performances combining technical ability and a love for music with professionalism and a desire exceed the client's expectations to ensure a great show!

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7. Newfangled Groove
Average booking price: £1,304 (as of July 2021)
Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Newfangled Groove is a collective of some of the best musicians and singers in the North of England.

With a wide range of experience playing in the wedding and party band industry, Newfangled Groove has earned great acclaim and support for their exciting and upbeat sets.

Newfangled Groove have a broad knowledge of genres ranging from your modern-day pop to old school rock and even a touch of jazz.

We are regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at The Oakwood at Ryther.

The band has a wide range of experience in the industry and have performed at some of the biggest venues and theatres, both nationally and internationally.

Alongside this, Newfangled Groove has also performed widely on national and international cruise ships.

Newfangled Groove are perfect for any event and can adapt quickly to any situation or requests you may have.

The band is inherently versatile and can play in a number of formations, ranging from a 4-9 piece party band.

The full band is able to provide you with two singers, a full rhythm selection as well as a powerhouse horn section.

For smaller and more intimate occasions, Newfangled Groove is able to provide a stripped back smaller band which is ideal for jazz and acoustic sets.

The band is fully flexible and will do everything they can to meet your every need!

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We hope you've enjoyed reading this list of the best wedding bands Yorkshire 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.