The Top 11 Best Wedding Bands in Portugal For 2021 (With Prices)

15 APRIL 2021 (Updated 18 OCTOBER 2021)
Blog post by Adam Southall
Estimated read time: 3 minutes

In this blog post, we'll list out the 11 most popular wedding bands for hire in Portugal on FixTheMusic, based on the number of their confirmed bookings in 2021 and 2022.

Portugal is home to some of the finest cover bands in Europe...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.

Portugal is, without doubt, one of the most popular countries in Europe for destination weddings – The Algarve, Sagres, Carvoeiro, Portimao, Lisbon, Porto (especially the Douro Valley) and Evora are particularly attractive locations.

The beautiful countryside, pleasant climate and excellent cuisine are just some of the factors that make Portugal such a popular destination for tying the knot, especially with British and American couples.

Whether it be at a private villa in The Algarve, a luxury hotel in Lisbon, a rustic wedding barn in Trás-os-Montes or even a beach wedding on the island of Madeira, there are so many beautiful and unique wedding venues to choose from.

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Here's the list of the 11 best wedding bands in Portugal for 2021...

1. RAPTURE
2. Outbreak
3. Cloud Nine
4. The Lisbon Swing Band
5. The Throwbacks
6. The Crown Band
7. Lighthouse Duo
8. Swing High
9. Ricky Sax
10. The Jams
11. DJ Sky

So let's take a closer look at the most in-demand bands in Portugal this year...

1. RAPTURE
Average booking price: €1,675 (as of October 2021)
Location: Faro, Algarve, Portugal

RAPTURE are a four-piece covers band based in the Algarve.

From Maroon 5 to AC/DC, Tina Turner to Stevie Wonder, Bruno Mars to Led Zeppelin, RAPTURE have the players and repertoire get your guests onto the dance floor at weddings, corporate events, private parties and charity events.

Playing songs from the 70's Classic Rock, Pop, Funk to the greatest hits of the moment, our extensive song list will allow us to perfectly match your request.

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With a strong stage experience and promising you a dynamic show, RAPTURE will take you through the ages and styles.

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

  • Club Nau, Ferragudo, Portugal
  • Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort & Hotel Spa, Albufeira, Portugal
  • Torre de Palma Wine Hotel, Vaiamonte, Portugal
  • Portimão, Portugal
  • Palacio Marques do Fronteira, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Costa da Caparica, Portugal
  • Quinta da Bichinha, Alenquer, Portugal
  • Monte Das Oliveras, Portugal
  • Cabanas de Tavira, Portugal
  • Faro, Portugal
  • Pine Cliffs Hotel, Algarve, Albufeira, Portugal

So if you're looking to hire the finest wedding band Algarve (Portugal) has to offer, get in touch with RAPTURE.

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2. Outbreak
Average booking price: €2,754 (as of October 2021)
Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Outbreak are a dynamic live party band that can play the best funk, soul, pop and reggae tunes.

The band members are an experienced group of musicians who perform alongside famous Portuguese artists like Richie Campbell, Anselmo Ralph, Black Mamba, Mishlawi, Primitive Reason, Freddy Locks, etc.

They know how to bring the energy up in any event and get the audience continuously interested performing songs from great artists such as James Brown, Jamiroquai, Stevie Wonder, Bruno Mars, Kool and the Gang.

Their past events include NOS Alive, Euro 2016 Finals, New Year's Eve in Casino Estoril and Lisbon, the opening of Pedro Abrunhosa e os Bandemónio, Buraka Som Sistema, Carlos do Carmo, Fafá de Belém, Paulo Gonzo, etc, as well as numerous private events, such as corporate events, weddings and parties.

We are available to perform anywhere in Portugal and also abroad.

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

  • Cascais, Portugal
  • Lagos, Portugal
  • Quinta Dos Vales Wine Estate, Estômbar, Portugal
  • Forte Da Cruz, Estoril, Portugal
  • Monte Rei Golf Club, Algarve, Portugal

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3. Cloud Nine
Average booking price: €1,934 (as of October 2021)
Location: Algarve, Portugal

Cloud Nine is a cover band formed in 2012 by Inês (lead vocals, guitar), André (drums, vocals), Igor (bass, vocals) and Paulo (lead guitar, vocals).

With a wide experience in cover and original music, the four musicians have been exploring different musical genres in the most various types of venues.

The project has gathered a wide repertoire of songs dating from the 50’s to present time.

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Free from musical prejudice, the purpose of the band’s repertoire is to please and make the audience dance in every and best possible way in order to fulfill different types of shows and create different types of live music atmospheres ranging from animation parties to private parties, bars, weddings, baptisms and hotels all over Algarve.

So if you're looking to hire the finest wedding band Algarve Portugal has to offer, get in touch with Cloud Nine.

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For a wedding performance, Cloud Nine provides 3 main different moments:

Ceremony

Cloud Nine will perform as long as is required to complete the ceremony service. For this service, the band will play in duet (voice and guitar or voice and piano) or trio (voice, guitar and piano or other instruments present in the band). Note: this service is not available separately.

Cocktail

The band will perform for a maximum of one and a half hours. After this, there will be appropriate music playing via Mp3. To contrast the evening reception moment, the cocktail service will be held as a sort of “unplugged” concert.

Evening Reception

Cloud Nine performs for a duration of no longer than two and a half hours. If agreed, Cloud Nine will play straight through without taking a break for two hours or for two and a half hours with a mandatory break.

If the situation arises where a break is required it would be for no longer than 15 minutes and appropriate music would be played via an iPod during this time.

For this service, Cloud Nine covers certain key moments such as the first dance, father and daughter dance, etc. Again, if the songs are not executable by the band, the songs will be played via Mp3.

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4. The Lisbon Swing Band
Average booking price: €1,172 (as of October 2021)
Location: Lisbon, Portugal

The Lisbon Swing Band is a multicultural group of vintage jazz & blues musicians and dancers based in Lisbon, well known among the swing dancers in Portugal.

One of the very few vintage jazz bands in Portugal, The Lisbon Swing Band are making themselves a name on the dance floors, clubs and festivals.

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5. The Throwbacks
Average booking price: €1,850 (as of October 2021)
Location: Algarve, Portugal

The Throwbacks are a fun-packed, high-energy, crowd-interactive covers band, based in the Algarve, Portugal. They specialise in providing an evening party that your guests won't forget!

This talented band are available for hire worldwide and frequently perform across Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom and Ireland.

With many years of experience, the band has perfected our packages to ensure that they can provide live music for a wedding day that crescendos as they journey through the day.

From soft & romantic ceremony music, to a funky & upbeat drinks reception, to the all important speeches and finally climaxing with the ultimate party band, The Throwbacks will take care of everything in a fun-filled yet organised fashion.

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6. The Crown Band
Average booking price: €3,772 (as of October 2021)
Location: Porto, Portugal

The Crown Band are one of Portugal's finest wedding bands with a repertoire spanning pop covers, funk, soul, classic rock and jazz.

They are in great demand to perform at weddings, parties and corporate events in Portugal and throughout Europe.

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7. Lighthouse Duo
Average booking price: €1,760 (as of October 2021)
Location: Algarve, Portugal

Lighthouse Duo are an exceptional acoustic wedding and party band based in the Algarve region of Portugal.

The group can perform as either a duo or trio, making them the perfect choice for all kinds of events, big or small.

Lighthouse Duo is an adaptable, flexible and professional group, whose quick and easy set up makes them the obvious choice for both indoor and outdoor events.

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8. Swing High
Average booking price: €1,511 (as of October 2021)
Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Swing High are one of the few swing bands in Lisbon, formed by students from the Hot Clube de Portugal Jazz School who fell in love when they saw some Lindy Hoppers dancing in the street.

They play swing standards from the 1920s, 30s and 40s, and they bring so much empathy and energy to their sets that you won’t leave the dance floor!

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9. Ricky Sax
Average booking price: €1,185 (as of October 2021)
Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Ricky Sax is an internationally acclaimed, creative sax player based in Portugal, who began studying his instrument at the Luis Maldonado Rodrigues Music Conservatory in Portugal at the age of 13.

He is now a regular at destination weddings and high-end clubs and bars throughout Portugal and Europe.

Ricky Sax can perform as a solo sax player with backing tracks, or alongside a DJ.

At weddings, parties and events, he frequently collaborates with DJ Paul...one of Lisbon's most popular professional wedding DJs.

So if you're looking to hire the finest wedding saxophonist Portugal has to offer, get in touch with Ricky Sax.

Ricky is available to perform as sax player at weddings throughout Portugal, including in the Algarve, Cascais, Lisbon, Porto, Faro, Lagos...

Ricky continued honing his talent and versatility on the saxophone at the National Conservatory of Lisbon and was accepted into the Jazz Saxophone Course at Lisbon's Higher School of Music.

During his service in the Portuguese Air Force, Ricky played saxophone in the Air Force Band, earning honours for "High Artistic Value" as well as being awarded the Copper Medal.

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10. The Jams
Average booking price: €3,400 (as of October 2021)
Location: Lisbon, Portugal

The Jams were formed in 2012 on the south coast of the Algarve. They perform the best of classic and modern funk and pop.

Now working on their first original album, don't miss the last opportunity to hear them playing the classics.

Get up offa that thing and come witness tha FUNK!

We are regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Pedras de Cima Casa Manor in Tavira, Portugal.

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11. DJ Sky
Average booking price: €838 (as of October 2021)
Location: Algarve, Portugal

DJ Sky, the young prodigious DJ from Algarve (Portugal), is one of the fiercest acts to emerge from the latest generation of Portuguese artists.

DJ Sky is already considered one of the most talented DJs in Portugal.

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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.