The Top 24 Best Wedding Bands in the UK For 2024 (With Prices)

25 NOVEMBER 2020 (Updated 5 DECEMBER 2023)
Blog post by Adam Southall

Estimated read time: 13 minutes

In this blog post, we'll list the 24 most popular wedding bands in the UK on FixTheMusic, based on the number of their confirmed bookings for 2024 and 2025.

The UK is home to some of the finest cover bands in Europe - 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 our recommended cover bands offer something a bit different to make your wedding truly memorable.

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

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So here's the list of the 24 best wedding bands in the UK for 2024...

1. Scintillate
4. The Millionaire Showband
5. The Legends Collective
6. The Manhattans
7. The Upshots
8. The Nauticals
9. Forever Diamonds
10. Mashup Kings
11. Luna Showband
12. Beats & Beyond
13. The London Brass Roamers
14. Supersoul
15. The Scottish Soul Collective
16. Wandering Three
17. Big Soul Beats
18. Aptitude
19. Fusion Girls
20. Groove Addiction
21. City Lights Showband
22. Roaming Beats
23. PYT
24. Soul Flight

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

For clients with higher budgets, FixTheMusic has luxury bands from 10-piece, 12-piece to 20-piece, even featuring dancers and gospel choirs. They are particularly popular at destination weddings, Jewish weddings and high-end corporate 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, hip-hop, garage, modern folk, Britpop, electro-swing and indie rock and pop covers. We also have a range of the UK's best acoustic roaming bands, a particularly popular genre currently.

Check out our Instagram 📸 for videos and photos of our bands performing at real weddings, parties and events.

Our local wedding bands are selected by invitation only, and all are highly recommended by previous clients based on several factors, including quality, professionalism, punctuality and the ability to get wedding guests dancing!

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FixTheMusic is free for event planners to use – bands provide quotes directly to you. When you've made your choice, you can book and pay securely on FixTheMusic.

Our bands have performed at notable venues in the UK, including Addington Palace, Leeds Castle, Gosfield Hall, Hengrave Hall, Clearwell Castle, Leez Priory, Hotel 41, The Milestone Hotel, The Beaumont, Egerton House Hotel, Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences, COMO The Halkin, The Connaught and The Goring.

If you're looking for something a little bit different to the normal wedding band, you've come to the right place. As well as classic wedding covers bands, we also have a selection of outstanding cool, unique and alternative wedding bands available throughout the UK. We're proud to provide fun wedding bands for thousands of events across the UK each year.

As well as the incredible bands listed below, FixTheMusic has a curated selection of other recommended wedding bands and groups based across the UK which you can browse here.

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

1. Scintillate
Average booking price: £6,000 - £20,000 (as of December 2023)
Location: London, UK

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

They 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.

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

Scintillate have a vast repertoire that covers a wide variety of styles and genres such as Chart, Soul, Funk, Motown, RnB, Hip Hop, Garage and Swing, they can cater for all.

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If RnB and hip hop is what you're after, check out our selection of other RnB wedding bands.

Scintillate is predominantly the same band line-up at every event although they do have a pool of amazing like-for-like musicians to cover for any eventuality. They are without doubt the function band to book for your event and one of the UK's top wedding reception bands!

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

  • Rocabella Hotel, Santorini, Greece
  • Beldi Country Club, Morocco
  • Grand Convento di Amalfi, Italy
  • Dievole Wine Resort, Italy
  • Castell de Sant Marçal, Spain
  • Château Prieuré Marquet, France
  • Antica Fattoria di Paterno, Italy
  • Hotel Mediterraneo, Sorrento, Italy
  • Borgo Stomennano, Siena, Italy
  • Palma, Mallorca
  • Castello Monaci, Puglia, Italy
  • Savoy Hotel, Strand, London, UK
  • La Bastide de Gordes, France
  • Hotel Villa Cimbrone, Ravello, Italy
  • Hotel Xereca, Puig d'en Valls, Spain
  • Halkidiki, Greece
  • San Miguel de Salinas, Spain
  • Chania, Crete, Greece
  • Corinthia Hotel, Whitehall Place
  • Son Termes, Bunyola, Mallorca
  • Cabanas Velhas Beach, Portugal
  • La Centenaria, Barcelona, Spain
  • Monte Pego, Spain
  • Carlowrie Castle, Edinburgh, UK
  • Château de Malliac, Montréal, France
  • San Roque Club, Spain
  • Dourakis Winery, Crete, Greece
  • Kimpton Fitzroy London Hotel
  • Galu Seaside, Larnaca, Cyprus
  • Island Art and Taste, Athens, Greece
  • Château De Saint-Martory, France
  • Vigo, Spain
  • Massugas, France
  • Miltenberg, Germany
  • Heaton House Farm

Scintillate are widely considered to be one of the UK's best wedding bands. Although based in London, the band performs across the world at luxury destination weddings, working with top wedding and event planners. 

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The band is in high demand with only a few dates still available in 2023 and 2024. Booking early is advised!

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Average booking price: £4,589 (as of December 2023)
Location: London, UK

ROAMEO, previously known as NOMAD, is a carefully sculpted, slick and totally innovative music entertainment trio and quartet.

The outfit was formed to create something unique for the entertainment world, which brought to life a vision of a small, dapper roaming band, able to deliver a big dance floor sound, while weaving through rooms, interacting with guests.

We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Sofitel Cairo Nile El Gezirah Hotel in Egypt, Borgo Sant'Ambrogio in Italy, Sky Garden in London and La Baronía in Barcelona, Spain.


ROAMEO are one of the UK's only electric / amplified roaming wedding bands. This is made possible by the unique addition of a musically involved sound engineer, who works wizardry with wireless technology. Wow.

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ROAMEO's band members are all seasoned entertainers from established backgrounds - sharp presentation and honed audience-sensitive charm set this outfit well apart from the rest. Their set is full of cool hits, often put together in a clever mashup.

Previous clients include Facebook, Google, Manchester United Football Club, Ted Baker, Coca Cola and Hampton Court Palace, amongst many other prestigious organisations and venues.

The band is highly experienced at performing outside the UK. They have recently travelled to and have upcoming events in Malta, France, Italy, Spain, Egypt, Greece and Portugal. The band also recently performed at the Singapore Grand Prix.

Their performance at a destination wedding in Barcelona was recently featured as a real wedding in Whimsical Wonderland Weddings.

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

  • DRIFT Beach Club, Dubai
  • Domaine de Canaille, Cassis, France
  • Forte Dei Marmi, Italy
  • Marrakech, Morocco
  • Sofitel Cairo Nile El Gezirah Hotel, Egypt
  • Nobu Hotel, Portman Square, London
  • La Baronía, Barcelona, Spain
  • Fangar Vell, Campanet, Mallorca
  • Finca La Donaira, Cadiz, Spain
  • Finca Son Berga Eventos, Alaro, Mallorca
  • CAVO VENTUS VILLA, Santorini
  • Ocean Club Marbella
  • Locanda in Tuscany, Siena, Italy
  • Finca Comassema, Mallorca
  • Finca Son Termes, Mallorca
  • Finca Biniorella, Andratx, Mallorca
  • Skyfall Cocktail Club, Barcelona
  • Castell d´Empordà, Girona, Spain
  • Camp Nou, C. d'Arístides Maillol, Barcelona
  • L'Hôtel du Collectionneur, Paris
  • Masseria Amastuola Wine Resort, Italy
  • Vila Monte Farm House
  • Finca la Concepción, Marbella, Spain
  • La Torre del Visco, Spain
  • The Waldorf Hilton, Aldwych, London, UK
  • Borgo Sant'Ambrogio, Pienza, Italy
  • Finca Es Cabàs, Mallorca
  • La Garriga de Castelladral, Spain
  • Son Mir, Palma, Mallorca, Spain
  • SON DOBLONS, Mallorca, Spain
  • Fira de Barcelona, Montjuïc
  • Xalet del Nin, Vilanova i la Geltrú
  • Hostal de La Gavina, Girona
  • Venta de Aires, Toledo
  • Mas Santo, Cunit, Spain
  • Finca Son Sampol, Mallorca
  • Centre de Convencions Barcelona
  • Casa Fèlix, Olivella, Spain
  • Villa Es Colls, Mallorca, Spain
  • Casa De La Era, Marbella
  • El Cortal Gran, Costa Brava, Spain
  • Gran Hotel Bahía del Duque
  • Mercedes-Benz World, Weybridge
  • Casa Benigalip, Alicante, Spain
  • Castell de Sant Marçal, Barcelona, Spain
  • London Fruit & Wool Exchange
  • Hotel Fuente del Sol, La Joya, Spain
  • La Mola Fortress, Menorca
  • Hotel Miramar, Málaga, Spain
  • Restaurante Mirabé, Barcelona, Spain
  • Eurostars Sitges, Spain
  • Camélia Gardens, Sintra, Portugal
  • Masia Casa del Mar, Spain
  • Casa Olivi, Macerata, Italy
  • Bodegas Binifadet, Menorca, Spain
  • Finca Monasterio, Montenegral, Spain
  • Villa Luisa, Seville, Spain
  • This Must Be The Place, Barcelona
  • Great Braxted, Witham
  • Paphos, Cyprus
  • Porthouse, Port Solent, Portsmouth
  • Fasano, Brindisi, Italy
  • Limewood Hotel, Hampshire
  • Carveiro, The Algarve, Portugal
  • Amares, Portugal
  • Greve in Chianti, Florence, Italy
  • Villa Catalina, Sitges, Spain
  • Circuit Zandvoort
  • Vejer de la Frontera, Spain
  • Bordeaux, France
  • Château La Tour Vaucros, France
  • Boliqueime, Portugal
  • Kimpton Fitzroy Hotel, London
  • Thames Rowing Club, London, UK
  • Sky Garden, 20 Fenchurch St, London

So if you're looking for the finest pop covers roaming band London has to offer, get in touch with ROAMEO.

Duo Option

If you like the look of ROAMEO, but 4 musicians stretches the budget, we have just released a condensed duo version: Players Lite. Led by a singer or singer/guitarist and supported by the drummer who has all the other instruments stored in his live drum machine, triggered on the fly. All the sound, sass, mobility and interaction of the full complement - just smaller. Sax or an extra singer can be added.

We are forever gauging dance floors around the world and keeping an ear to the ground for the freshest party tunes. The sample set list provided here shows examples of places we like to go.

Please note that ROAMEO operates as a family of no-compromise musicians, who are the best in London for this show and at the very top of their game. This means that the band may not have all members from promotional footage. The set list is indicative only and will vary according to the singer.

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Average booking price: £6,000 - £20,000 (as of December 2023)
Location: London, UK

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!


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
  • 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
  • Porthilly Farm, Rock, Cornwall
  • Euridge Manor, Chippenham
  • Brympton House, Somerset
  • The Wallace Collection, London
  • Hamswell House, Bath, UK
  • The Barn at Botley Hill
  • Elmore Court, Gloucestershire
  • Port Lympne Hotel, Hythe
  • Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings
  • Watermouth Cove, Ilfracombe
  • Cowley Manor, Gloucestershire
  • Stanlake Park Wine Estate
  • Kin House, Wiltshire
  • Chapel House Estate, Ramsgate
  • Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate
  • Tewin Bury Farm, Hertfordshire
  • Harlaxton Manor, Lincolnshire
  • Rivenhall Oaks Golf Centre
  • Manor of Groves, Sawbridgeworth
  • Rushton Hall, Northamptonshire

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4. The Millionaire Showband
Average booking price: £16,248 (as of December 2023)
Location: London, UK

The Millionaire Showband is the UK’s premier international showband.

We are a multi award-winning 8-21 piece event band renowned for our unparalleled, high energy live show.

Consisting of the most talented musicians working in the industry today, The Millionaire Showband travels all over the world performing as a top corporate event band and luxury wedding band.

We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Finca Son Mir in Mallorca, Hotel D'Angleterre in Copenhagen, Birdsall House in North Yorkshire and Gleneagles Hotel in Auchterarder, Scotland.

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This unmissable international showband for hire are known all over the world for their dedication to providing top-class live music for any celebration.

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Equally at home performing as a high-end Jewish wedding band, party band or Indian wedding band...these sensational musicians are highly experienced in creating legendary parties that are remembered forever.

Fronted by four world-class vocalists, two male and two female, each with their own unique tone, The Millionaire Showband performs breathtaking renditions of songs by the biggest musical artists of all time.

From Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner and Michael Jackson, all the way through to Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Amy Winehouse and Bruno Mars: The Millionaire Showband’s insane setlist full of jaw-dropping medleys is perfect for guests of any age and nationality.

The Millionaire Showband do not simply stand and perform a few songs...their stage show is the full package, complete with powerful musicianship, sizzling choreography and bespoke costumes.

Backed by their elite rhythm section, their fierce vocalists, blistering horns and elegant strings will be on and off the stage, interacting with your guests and drawing them into an atmosphere that has to be experienced to be one parties like The Millionaire Showband!

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

  • Golden Tulip Resort, Tunisia
  • Hotel D'Angleterre, Copenhagen
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Son Mir, Palma, Mallorca, Spain
  • Gibraltar
  • Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland
  • Birdsall House, North Yorkshire
  • Middleton Lodge Estate, Richmond

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5. The Legends Collective
Average booking price: £10,000 - £25,000 (as of December 2023)
Location: London, UK

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!

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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.

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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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The Legends Collective are managed by vocalist, saxophonist and band manager Joe, who also runs the following bands in partnership with FTM Platinum...a boutique entertainment company with a tight-knit collective of outstanding musicians:

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6. The Manhattans
Average booking price: £4,000 - £8,500 (as of December 2023)
Location: London, UK

The Manhattans are a high-energy pop, rock & indie covers band based in London and Hertfordshire.

Having supported huge names including Bruce Springsteen at Hyde Park and headlined Trafalgar Square as part of the Closing Paralympic Celebrations, the band caught the attention of promoters in the United States.

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Since then the band have been touring across the US supporting bands like Fuel and Alien Ant Farm.

Now back in the UK and based in Hertfordshire, the band have been inundated with requests to perform at corporate events, weddings and private parties throughout the UK, Europe and Middle East, and are widely considered to be one of the best rock wedding bands London and the UK has to offer.

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Available as a high energy 4-piece wedding band as standard, with the option of adding female vocals and saxophone to the line-up, The Manhattans can tailor their band to suit each client’s individual requirements, making them one of the best party bands for hire in the UK this year and an unbeatable choice when it comes to hiring your live wedding band.

They also offer a DJ service and all sound and lighting equipment is included, so your wedding band and DJ requirements are all met with this band.

Sam, the band's lead vocalist, has recorded backing vocals for artists including Adele, Goldfrapp and Keith Urban, as well as singing on Movie Soundtracks such as "Pan", "The Great Gatsby" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge"

In booking The Manhattans band for your event you are guaranteed a high-energy, professional performance of the highest standard.

The band also offers an acoustic roaming option called The Manhattan Roamers, perfect for drinks receptions, as well as a solo pianist & singer Sam Stewart.

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

  • Castello di Meleto, Italy
  • Provence, France
  • Santorini, Greece
  • Sifnos, Greece
  • Schloss Leopoldskron, Austria
  • Son Mir, Mallorca, Spain
  • Dubai
  • Hedsor House, Taplow
  • Kimpton Fitzroy Hotel, London
  • Leeds Castle, Maidstone
  • Hotel du Vin Glasgow
  • Notley Abbey, Aylesbury, UK
  • Corinthia Hotel, Whitehall Place
  • Fulham Palace, London, UK
  • Billesley Manor Hotel & Spa
  • Royal Automobile Club, Epsom
  • Pembroke Lodge, Richmond Park
  • The Oak Barn, Frame Farm
  • OMEARA, London, UK
  • Haymarket Hotel, Suffolk Place
  • Clevedon Hall, Somerset
  • High Billinghurst Farm
  • Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall
  • Braxted Park, Witham, UK
  • Ashridge House
  • The Night Yard, Canterbury, UK
  • Lapstone Barn, Gloucestershire
  • Arthur Morrison Memorial Hall
  • Godwick Great Barn
  • Chippenham Park Gardens
  • The Tithe Barn, Bolton Abbey
  • Holkham Hall
  • The Gallivant, Camber, Rye
  • Farnham Castle, Surrey, UK
  • The WB Yeats, Finsbury Park
  • Milling Barn, Buntingford

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7. The Upshots
Average booking price: £6,500 - £15,000 (as of December 2023)
Location: London, UK

The Upshots are a London based events band like no other.

Performing current pop to classic soul & Motown, this slick 5 - 9 piece band is composed of London’s hottest session musicians.

Whatever the line-up, The Upshots pack a punch to rival any band, celebrity act or DJ and continually wow audiences across Europe!

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From their roots at The Royal Academy of Music, all members of The Upshots now balance a busy full-time career performing with the band alongside collectively working with some of the biggest names in the UK Top 40 & The West End.

Choose from a 5-piece, 7-piece or 9-piece band line-ups and all in between!

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

  • Villa Miani, Rome
  • Villa Corsini a Mezzomonte, Italy
  • Island Art & Taste, Athens, Greece
  • Chateau de Lartigolle, France
  • Quinta da Bellavista, Portugal
  • Tenuta di Sticciano, Italy
  • Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France
  • Anassa Hotel, Cyprus
  • Berkeley Castle, UK
  • Notley Abbey, Aylesbury, UK
  • The Ned, Poultry, London, UK
  • Hampton Court House
  • Manor By The Lake, Cheltenham
  • Wilderness Reserve, Saxmundham
  • Farnham Castle
  • Savile Club, London, UK
  • Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire
  • Middleton Lodge Estate
  • Smedmore House, Kimmeridge
  • Holkham Hall
  • Primrose Hill Farm, Banbury, UK
  • Bradbourne House, West Malling
  • Barnett Hill Alexander Hotel Collection
  • Cornwell Manor, Chipping Norton
  • Easton Grange, Woodbridge, UK
  • Rowhill Grange Hotel, Kent
  • Port Lympne Reserve, Hythe, UK
  • Inner Temple, London
  • Old Gore by Yard Space

So if you're looking to hire one of the finest pop cover bands London has to offer, get in touch with us.

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8. The Nauticals
Average booking price: £3,000 - £5,000 (as of December 2023)
Location: London, UK

The Nauticals are one of the UK's best 4-piece rock and pop covers bands, consisting of both male and female lead vocals, plus sax.

Their female singer also plays saxophone which means she can steal the show by ripping into some of the most famous sax solos of all time without the need for backing tracks.

With Male & Female Lead Vocalists and a repertoire that spans four generations, The Nauticals are the number one choice for couples looking to pack the dance floor on their wedding night with one of the UK's best live wedding bands with saxophone.

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Having formed in 2010, the modern wedding band changed in 2014 to its strongest ever lineup! Now with a calibre of musicians and entertainers far superior to 99% of other bands, the party band travels the UK, Dubai & Europe full-time performing at weddings, awards ceremonies, and other corporate events, with their wedding band and DJ package being one of FixTheMusic's most requested options.

The band have one goal and one goal only! TO PACK THE DANCEFLOOR!

Invariably, the set list is chosen on the fly by the band so that they can maximise the number of your guests that take to the floor and get involved with the party.

With a repertoire that's got something for everyone, you can be sure that even Grandma will find there's something for her to jive to!

In addition to the phenomenal evening entertainment that the band offer, there's also the option of having them join you on the afternoon of your big day to perform one of a variety of different options they offer ranging from an acoustic set to a solo saxophone set.

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

  • Castello Monaci, Italy
  • Searcys at The Gherkin
  • Leez Priory, Chelmsford, UK
  • Cowley Manor, Cheltenham
  • Evolution London, Battersea Park
  • Wadhurst Castle, Wadhurst, UK
  • Pynes House, Upton Pyne, UK
  • De Vere Latimer Estate, Chesham
  • Elmore Court, Gloucester, UK
  • 30 Pavilion Road, Knightsbridge
  • Hampton Court House
  • Pelham House, Lewes
  • Cooling Castle Barn, Rochester
  • Tidebrook Manor Farm, Wadhurst
  • Hogarths Hotel, Dorridge, Solihull
  • The Tythe Barn, Oxfordshire
  • Crescent Turner Hotel, Kent
  • 113 Chancery Lane, London
  • Ashridge House, Berkhamsted
  • South Farm, Royston, UK
  • The Pumping House, Newark
  • Winkworth Farm
  • Trinity Buoy Wharf, London
  • Bath Place, Ilfracombe
  • Hengrave Hall
  • Northbrook Park, Farnham
  • Upwaltham Barns, Petworth
  • Hever Castle & Gardens
  • The Barn at Botley Hill
  • Wasing Park, Reading
  • Caswell House, Brize Norton
  • Micklefield Hall, Rickmansworth
  • Hedsor House, Buckinghamshire
  • Hawksmoor Guildhall, London
  • Somerset Yurts
  • Firle Place, Lewes, UK
  • Axnoller Lane, Dorset, UK
  • Nuthurst Grange Hotel, Solihull
  • Ufton Court, Berkshire
  • Farnham Castle, UK
  • Battersea Arts Centre
  • Farbridge Wedding Venue, Chichester
  • Wootton Park, Henley-in-Arden, UK
  • High Billinghurst Farm, Godalming
  • Stanlake Park Wine Estate
  • The Light Bar & Dining, Shoreditch
  • Port Lympne Hotel, Hythe, UK
  • Elton, Peterborough
  • Nanpantan, Loughborough
  • Kingscote, Tetbury, UK
  • Tunbridge Wells, UK
  • Sacombe, Ware, UK
  • Warwick, UK
  • High Street, Berkhamsted
  • High Wycombe, UK
  • Beacon Crag, Porthleven
  • Brympton d'Evercy, Yeovil, UK
  • 57 Redington Road, Hampstead
  • Rectory Lane, Maidstone
  • Saffron Walden, UK

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9. Forever Diamonds
Average booking price: £8,000 - £22,000 (as of December 2023)
Location: London, UK

Created in 2020 and launched in 2021 this innovative live music act has raised the bar for luxury events across the globe.

With their Instruments and lighting covered in sparkling crystals, Forever Diamonds has a unique stage presence like no other.

Imagine your guests walking into the event space, met with a stage sparkling from side to side.

With each movement of light producing its very own glittering show bouncing across these bespoke instruments, the stage show begins before the band even take their positions.

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Forever Diamonds’ incredible promo videos give an insight into the talent and skill of this band, but the real magic lies in their live, in-person performances. They need to be seen to be believed!

We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Quinta da Nasce Agua in Portugal, Château de Bouthonvilliers in France and Carlowrie Castle in Kirkliston, Scotland.

Handpicked professional musicians and accomplished vocalists make up each and every line up choice. The band’s unit of incredible guys and girls have played for the likes of One Direction, Leona Lewis and Kelly Clarkson, Rag'n'Bone Man, Boyz II Men, John Newman, Ed Sheeran, Little mix and more.

Whatever your jam, you can be sure the band has you covered. From Jazz, Swing, Rock, Pop, R&B, Hip-hop, Motown, Soul, Rap, Garage and House, they cover it all.

That is the beauty of the lineup options, Forever Diamonds are able to tailor the band to your every need. Add in a rapper or feature singer that specialise in the style of music you have a passion for.

A lot of clients even mix it up a little, having a set of swing to start off the evening as people warm up their dancing feet before unleashing the full showband that has the ability to take you through the ages and genres we all know and love. They have something for everyone and are willing to learn tracks and requests when given enough notice.

Forever Diamonds also has an extensive repertoire of Israeli music for all Jewish Celebrations. For such events they add professional vocalists who specialise in performing all traditional song and dances.

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

So, if you’re looking to hire one of the UK’s finest wedding and party showbands, look no further than Forever Diamonds and get in contact today!

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10. Mashup Kings
Average booking price: £5,000 - £10,000 (as of December 2023)
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.

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In booking this wedding band, you can expect to hear songs 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.

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.

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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.

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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
  • Castello di Petrata, Assisi
  • Castello di Celsa, Siena
  • Castello Monaci, Puglia
  • Ktima Xatzi, Athens, Greece
  • Finca Comassema, Mallorca
  • Corfu, Greece
  • Masseria Amastuola, Puglia
  • 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
  • Stone Barn, Cheltenham
  • Port Lympne Reserve, Hythe, Kent
  • Fairyhill, Reynoldston, Swansea
  • Elmore Court, Gloucester, UK
  • Brympton House, Somerset, UK
  • South Gloucestershire & Stroud College
  • Swindon Road, Cheltenham, UK
  • Kingston Estate, Staverton, Totnes

Mashup Kings acoustic duo

Mashup Kings is also the moniker of an acoustic duo with a difference. Playing a set list of classic funk, soul, jazz, reggae, R&B, and Motown, the acoustic duo is perfect for any occasion.

Mashup Kings acoustic duo can perform at your party, corporate event, wedding ceremony, wedding reception, as background music, or as upbeat evening entertainment. As an acoustic duo, Mashup Kings are the perfect musical backdrop for any event.

We are based in Wiltshire and regularly perform as a wedding band or acoustic duo in the towns of Swindon, Salisbury, Chippenham, Trowbridge, Warminster, Melksham, Devizes and Calne.

We also perform at weddings and events in South West England, and throughout the UK.

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11. Luna Showband
Average booking price: £8,000 - £16,000 (as of December 2023)
Location: London, UK

Luna Showband is an exceptional wedding & party band who specialise in providing the highest quality entertainment to any and every event.

A powerhouse of fantastic musicians and vocalists, Luna Showband is the best of the best and is guaranteed to give you a performance like no other. The band is a collective of some of the UK’s best performers who have trained at the most prestigious music schools in the country.

With multiple line-ups available, these talented folks are adaptable and flexible and will find the perfect performance for your occasion. These guys love to cross genres and styles, and their vast and varied repertoire will definitely have something for everyone.

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Especially popular is their 11-piece band option (featuring 3 singers, keyboard, bass guitar, guitar, drums, saxophone, trumpet, trombone and percussion), as well as their 12-piece and spectacular 15-piece bands (which includes 6 incredible singers). As one of the UK's best wedding bands with brass section, their musicianship and showmanship skills are second to none.

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

  • Villa Eva, Ravello, Italy
  • Mallorca, Spain
  • The Sandy Cove Hotel
  • Nonsuch Mansion, Sutton, UK
  • Micklefield Hall, Rickmansworth
  • Dromoland Castle, Ireland
  • Wasing Park, Reading, UK
  • Hedsor House, Taplow
  • Hampton Court House, Surrey
  • Buckhurst Park, Withyham
  • Elmore Court, Gloucester, UK
  • Loft Studios, London, UK

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12. Beats & Beyond
Average booking price: £2,000 - £5,000 (as of December 2023)
Location: London, UK

If you are looking to book a live band that will blow you away with an authentic high-energy live show, one that will guarantee you and your guests don't leave the dance floor all night, then Beats & Beyond are the band for you!

With over 10 years in the event business ranging from luxury weddings, large corporate events and exclusive private parties.

This incredible band perform live covers from the ages with an electrifying performance from a rock fused horn section, blistering sax solos, face melting guitar solos all fronted by sensational male and female vocals.

Beats & Beyond are available as a 4 – 9 piece line up depending on your event size.

We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Gate Street Barn in Guildford, Hedsor House in Bourne End and Westerham Golf Club in Kent.

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With over 500+ successful events under their belt, Beats & Beyond have performed all over the world in locations such as Dubai, Italy, Spain, Ireland and France.

As musicians they have worked with some of the biggest names in the business and have performed at venues such as Hammersmith Apollo, Birmingham NIA, Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, Isle Of Wight Festival + 100's more.

Beats & Beyond have become one of the most sought after wedding & corporate bands in the industry, they are the perfect choice for luxury entertainment in the UK and internationally.

The band also have the option to upgrade to a show band with extra vocalists, percussion and string section.

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

  • Hedsor House, Buckinghamshire
  • Carousel, Charlotte Street, London
  • Gate Street Barn, Guildford
  • Westerham Golf Club, Kent
  • Northbrook Park, Farnham, UK
  • West Green House Garden, Hook
  • Southdowns Manor, Petersfield
  • St Albans, UK

So if you're looking for the finest cover band to hire in London for your wedding or corporate event, get in touch with Beats & Beyond.

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13. The London Brass Roamers
Average booking price: £3,000 - £5,000 (as of December 2023)
Location: London, UK

The London Brass Roamers are an entirely new concept on the London wedding and party scene...a mobile brass band performing high-energy pop covers for dancing.

They always bring the party to any event, as they mingle between guests providing bold and brassy renditions of your favourite feel-good songs.

Having created a significant buzz on the London function scene, The London Brass Roamers are now in demand to perform throughout Europe and the Middle East.

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So if you're looking to hire the finest brass roaming band London has to offer for your wedding or event, get in touch with us!

We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Château Rigaud in France, Sage Beach in Berlin and Micklefield Hall in Rickmansworth, UK.

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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.

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The London Brass Roamers are an international roaming band based in London, UK.

Made up of five fun and loveable gentlemen, who also happen to be some of London’s top session musicians, they are sure to turn any occasion into one hell of a party!

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Combining their fun and energetic performances with their world-class musicianship has led to The London Brass Roamers performing for numerous high profile clients and luxury parties all around the world.

You are in safe hands with these guys - between jet setting around the world as a band you can find the musicians touring and performing with the likes of Stormzy, Joss Stone, The BBC Big Band, West End Musicals and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to name a few.

There is no need for a stage, sound system or any wires...they will roam completely acoustically around your guests creating an electrifying atmosphere that will be sure to have everyone singing their hearts out, dancing until they drop and creating memories like no others.

With an ever-expanding set list, The London Brass Roamers will be sure to entertain guests of all ages with their own personalised arrangements of pop classics from the 50’s right up to today's chart-toppers. ​ Their shows can be tailored specifically to your needs. Whether it's a themed costume or a bespoke arrangement of your favourite song, the boys will have you covered no matter what!

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

  • Sage Beach, Berlin, Germany
  • Château Rigaud, France
  • The Matthiol Hotel, Switzerland
  • Micklefield Hall, Rickmansworth
  • Moor Hall Hotel & Spa
  • Thames Rowing Club, Putney
  • Katzenjammers, Southwark Street
  • The Mowbray, Sheffield, Yorkshire
  • Oxnead Hall, Norwich, UK
  • Skylight Tobacco Dock, London
  • The Blitz Factory, London
  • Victoria Park, London
  • Ely Cathedral
  • Brookfield Barn, West Sussex
  • Clapton Country Club, London
  • Capheaton Hall, Newcastle
  • Sandon Manor, Buntingford
  • The Barn at Botley Hill
  • Jersey, Channel Islands
  • Brockwell Park, London, UK
  • Oxfordshire, UK
  • Godalming, UK
  • Langham, Bury Saint Edmunds
  • Alfriston, Polegate, UK
  • Chorleywood, Hertfordshire
  • Wiltshire, UK

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14. Supersoul
Average booking price: £3,500 - £6,000 (as of December 2023)
Location: London, UK

Supersoul are a soul band based in London featuring some of the finest musicians in the UK.

With an authentic soul, funk & Motown repertoire taking in such musical luminaries as Ray Charles, the Four Tops and Stevie Wonder, Supersoul are the perfect choice to keep your dance floor filled.

The band have performed across the UK and have entertained at some of the most prestigious venues including London's Ritz Hotel and the top floor of The Gherkin.

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Our standard line up is our 6 piece band which is Male & Female Vocals, Guitar, Keys, Bass & Drums. We can expand the line-up to include a brass section for an extra fee.

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Supersoul play for 2 hours which can be arranged as 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets. The band have their own engineer with professional PA system & lighting (all equipment PAT-certified).

Our sound engineer also supplies the music between the live band's sets if you don't have a DJ.

Supersoul will turn your celebration into an unforgettable event!

Whether you require a live band for corporate events, session work, weddings, or parties, Supersoul's fusion of effortless musicianship and attention to detail, choreographed stage show and current versatile set list, will undoubtedly make us the ideal band for you.

With a plethora of professional musical accolades, including such highlights as winning MOBO awards, worldwide tours including performances with Stevie Wonder, Barry Manilow, Boys II Men, Queen, Led Zeppelin, Brand New Heavies, Cheryl Crow and Beverly Knight, and the Wailers to name but a few.

Supersoul perform at wedding receptions, parties, corporate events and have performed at iconic venues such as the London Gherkin, Mayfair One & Wimbledon Tennis Championships.

The diversity and calibre of Supersoul musicians means that any song can be learnt with finesse at the drop of a hat, and their set list reflects this, with hits from the 50s right through to this week’s top 40, along with the constant and frequent addition of new songs, dance moves, and sound and lighting.

Supersoul band consists of Joell (Vocals), Katanya (Vocals), Rich (Guitar), Matteo (Bass), Emilio (Keys) and Lee (Drums).

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

  • Castello di Celsa, Tuscany, Italy
  • Pan Pacific Hotel London
  • Orchardleigh House, Frome, UK
  • Highden Estate, West Sussex
  • Whittlebury Hall Golf & Country Club
  • Milling Barn, Buntingford
  • Hyde House, Cheltenham, UK
  • Knowlton Court, Canterbury, Kent
  • The Ned, Poultry, London, UK
  • Copdock Hall, Ipswich
  • Hedsor House, Taplow
  • Kimberley Hall, Norfolk
  • Gorse Hill Hotel, Woking
  • Elmore Court, Gloucestershire, UK
  • Wilton's Music Hall, London
  • 100 Barrington, London, UK
  • The Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall
  • The Depot, London
  • Devils Dyke Farm, Brighton
  • National Liberal Club, London
  • The ICC Birmingham
  • Stanlake Park Wine Estate
  • High Rocks, Tunbridge Wells, UK
  • Hadsham Farm, Banbury, UK
  • The Purefoy Arms, Preston Candover
  • Captain Woods Barn, Essex, UK
  • Fawsley Hall Hotel & Spa, Daventry

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15. The Scottish Soul Collective
Average booking price: £3,000 - £6,000 (as of December 2023)
Location: Glasgow, Scotland

The Scottish Soul Collective are a first-class 2 to 11 piece soul and Motown band specialising in high energy music for weddings, corporate events and private parties.

With no event too big or too small, they always bring the party and pack the dance floor! Local to Glasgow, they are available throughout Scotland, England and Wales.

The Scottish Soul Collective is widely considered to be the best soul wedding band in Scotland.

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We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Carlowrie Castle in Edinburgh.

Based in Glasgow, The Scottish Soul Collective is composed of a group of inspirational musicians and skilful performers and singers from across the UK. The artists behind The Scottish Soul Collective have earned their reputations as the best in the business and have over 200 years of combined performance experience.

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With a huge repertoire list and fantastic arrangements, we perform a unique mix of genres and songs, all of which can be tailored to meet the requirements of you and your guests.

We want to contribute towards making your event as unique and unforgettable as possible so get in touch now to discuss enquiries and bookings.

So if you're looking to hire the finest soul and Motown wedding band Glasgow and Scotland has to offer, get in touch with The Scottish Soul Collective.

The band have performed all over the world and bring their vast musical experience to every performance.

With all their own equipment and a huge catalogue of songs suitable for any occasion, The Scottish Soul Collective will ensure your night runs smoothly and create a set list designed to keep your dance floor full ensuring that any event is a huge success.

The Scottish Soul Collective perform at all events, be it weddings, office parties, corporate events, private parties, they have it all covered.

Every event is seen as being unique and is approached in that way, guaranteeing that the music performed and running of your night is a success.

The Scottish Soul Collective tailor every single performance to the client's needs, working as closely as possible to ensure that every event is stress-free and memorable for all the right reasons.

The Scottish Soul Collective perform music from a huge and ever-expanding catalogue of songs ranging from funk, soul and Motown, through to jazz, pop and rock.

They understand the importance of having the right songs performed at your event and tailor their set with that in mind. The Scottish Soul Collective can perform any piece of music and are happy to arrange music for your event which may not be in their repertoire.

The band can also tailor their band size to meet your needs and understand you may not have space or the budget for a full 11 piece showband. Percussion can be added to any of their line-ups – and this option is highly recommended. If you have a preference for a male singer or female singer (or both male and female vocals!), then just let the band know at the time of booking.

The Scottish Soul Collective also perform as a 7 piece, a 9 piece and 11 piece.

The band is also available to perform Jazz sets as a trio, quartet or quintet if you require music for canapes, wedding ceremonies or champagne receptions.

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

  • Archerfield Links, North Berwick
  • The Balmoral, Princes Street
  • Myres Castle, Cupar
  • Cambo Estate, St Andrews
  • Barnbougle Castle
  • Carlowrie Castle, Edinburgh
  • Castle Douglas, GG's Yard
  • Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh
  • Kirknewton House Stables, UK
  • Dundas Castle, South Queensferry
  • Tornaveen Hall, Banchory
  • The Cruin, Arden, Scotland
  • Boturich Castle, Balloch
  • Old Course Hotel, St Andrews
  • Hopetoun House, Scotland
  • Mar Lodge Estate, Braemar
  • Carrick Castle Estate, Cairndow
  • Prestonfield House, Edinburgh
  • Monachyle Mhor Hotel, Balquhidder
  • Archerfield Walled Garden, Dirleton
  • Pollokshields Burgh Hall, Glasgow
  • Crieff Hydro Hotel, Perthshire
  • Lochgreen House Hotel, Troon
  • The Colonnades at the Signet Library
  • Mabie House Hotel, Dumfries
  • Wedderlie House, Gordon
  • Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor
  • DoubleTree Hilton Dunblane Hydro
  • Enterkine House Hotel, Ayr
  • Cornhill Castle Hotel, Biggar
  • Roodlea Barn, Ayr, UK
  • The Engine Works, Glasgow
  • Fairmont Hotel, St Andrews
  • Mansfield Traquair, Edinburgh
  • Kinkell Byre, St Andrews, UK
  • Shieldhill Castle Hotel, Biggar
  • Mar Hall Hotel, Scotland
  • Newton Hall, Alnwick
  • Linlithgow Burgh Halls, Scotland
  • Seamill Hydro Hotel, West Kilbride
  • Gosford House, East Lothian
  • Loch Lomond Arms, Luss, Scotland
  • Brig o'Doon House Hotel
  • Òran Mór, Byres Road, Glasgow
  • Stirling County Rugby Club
  • Carnoustie, UK
  • Cameron House, Alexandria
  • Radisson Blu Hotel, Argyle Street
  • Raemoir House, Banchory, UK
  • Boclair House Hotel, Glasgow
  • Guardswell Farm, Kinnaird
  • Crear Weddings, Scotland
  • Logic Country House
  • Cardney Steading
  • Meldrum House Country Hotel

The Scottish Soul Collective bring in all their own equipment and sound system so once you've booked the band, decided on what music you want and when you want the band to perform there is nothing to worry about and they will take care of the rest.

For weddings, the band usually provides 3 x 1 hour sets between 7pm and 12 midnight. They can also provide a short ceilidh set if requested at the time of booking.

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16. Wandering Three
Average booking price: £2,500 - £6,500 (as of December 2023)
Location: London, UK

Wandering Three are London’s fresh, high-energy acoustic roaming band.

With no need for a PA, Wandering Three take no time to set up and can perform anywhere you need. The UK's most popular 3 piece wedding band, they can roam around the guests at your event, entertaining them in small groups and playing their requests.

Or show them a stage and they'll fiddle the house down!

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Their highly experienced globetrotting band members have performed in 6 continents. They've played everywhere from the French Alps to the Yasawa Islands in Fiji… and from Blackpool to Bournemouth, gracing the stages of the Royal Albert Hall, Shakespeare’s Globe, Walt Disney Hall (LA) and Carnegie Hall (New York City). As a compact 3-piece band they are the perfect wedding band for a small venue.

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Athough ideal for afternoon drinks receptions, the band can also be hired to perform at the evening wedding reception and even wedding ceremonies.

If your ceremony venue is only a short walk to your afternoon venue, they can even accompany you and your guests as you walk between venues! As the UK's best wedding band with violin, their unique combination of instruments and vocals makes them the perfect folk wedding band and without doubt one of the country's leading acoustic bands for weddings.

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

  • Tivoli Carvoeiro Algarve Resort
  • Château Rigaud, France
  • 11 Downing Street, London
  • Hotel Croatia Cavtat, Dubrovnik
  • The Goring Hotel, Beeston Place
  • The Groucho Club
  • Mykonos, Greece
  • Areias do Seixo Hotel, Portugal
  • Wilderness Reserve, Saxmundham
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Hedsor House, Bourne End
  • Port de Pollença, Spain
  • Walltree House Farm, Hinton Airfield
  • The Light Bar & Dining, Shoreditch
  • Eastwell Manor Champneys Hotel
  • Hackney Town Hall
  • The Hackney, 503 Hackney Road
  • Newland Hall Fishery, Chelmsford
  • Kew Gardens, Richmond, UK
  • Syrencot House, Salisbury, UK
  • The Ferry House, Kent
  • The Depot, North Road, London
  • Bush House, Aldwych, London
  • The Vines of Rochester, UK
  • Asylum Chapel, London
  • Primrose Hill Farm, Banbury, UK
  • Temple Guiting Manor and Barns
  • Crondon Park, Stock, Ingatestone
  • Willow Grange Farm, Cambridge
  • Pelham House, Lewes
  • Waterway Restaurant, Warwick Avenue

So if you're looking to hire the finest acoustic roaming band London has to offer, get in touch with Wandering Three.

In the COVID era, we have become very popular for virtual online corporate events and parties. The links below will take you to videos of our performance for Newydd Housing Association on 11 December 2020...

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17. Big Soul Beats
Average booking price: £5,000 - £20,000 (as of December 2023)
Location: London, UK

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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18. Aptitude
Average booking price: £5,000 - £10,000 (as of December 2023)
Location: London, UK

Aptitude is no ordinary party band...they have an energy on-stage second to none, an ever increasing repertoire (500 songs & growing), 5 amazing lead vocalists, different options to suit you and your event and they regularly appear around the globe at many high profile private and corporate functions.

It doesn’t matter how many people are attending your event, Aptitude provide a live music experience like no other party band!

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15 years after first conception and Aptitude are the UK’s finest band for hire in London. They have developed an unrivalled sound and stage show, many events are from recommendations and Aptitude pride themselves on being one of the busiest party bands in Europe.

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Coupled with extensive experience of all types of events, being anything from a function band to a wedding band, Aptitude focus on entertaining.

They have performed over 1000 gigs in the past 5 years and made appearances with the biggest names in the business, making them the ultimate party band for hire in London.

Along the way, members of Aptitude party band have performed Forget You with Cee Lo Green, Let Me Entertain You with Robbie Williams, Jai Ho with Nicole Scherzinger and (unashamedly) Is This the Way to Amarillo with Tony Christie.

They have performed with many top acts e.g. Labyrinth, Bonnie Tyler & Soul 2 Soul plus performed at many of Europe’s top venues including Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham N.E.C & Wembley Arena.

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

  • Borgo Stomennano, Italy
  • Chateau Plombis, France
  • La Paillote, Sardinia, Italy
  • Il Borro, Loro Ciuffenna, Italy
  • Club Dauphin Four Seasons, France
  • Langley Castle Hotel
  • Lake Como, Italy
  • Château de Lisse, France
  • Malta
  • The Andaz Hotel, London
  • Inner Temple, London, UK
  • Tyn Dwr Hall, Wales
  • Trinity Buoy Wharf, London, UK
  • Shendish Manor, Hertfordshire
  • Cowdray House, Midhurst, UK
  • Hilton London Metropole Hotel
  • Ham Yard Hotel, London, UK
  • Harlaxton Manor, Lincolnshire
  • Babington House, Frome, UK
  • Eye, UK
  • Marlow Road, Henley-On-Thames
  • Lincolnshire, UK
  • Norrice Lea, London, UK
  • Bristol, UK

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19. Fusion Girls
Average booking price: £3,000 - £10,000 (as of December 2023)
Location: Manchester, UK

Fusion Girls are a unique trio of DJ mixing, light-up sax & percussion, available for events in the UK and worldwide.

Their unique combination of funky, soulful house mixes tied with jazzy sax grooves and an uber-cool feel of percussion beats have created a sound like no other, that people just can’t help but dance to!

These successful girls have all led extremely interesting lives in their careers and music playing worldwide shows from Glastonbury to Ibiza, Parklife and Hideout Festival as well as opening for Jools Holland, just to mention a few.

So if you're looking for something unique for your party, wedding or event, which combines saxophone, DJ and drums, get in touch with Fusion Girls. They're the perfect solution, especially if you're finding it hard to decide between whether to book a wedding band or DJ.

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The group is available to provide a sax and DJ wedding package, combined with percussion (bongos/drums) and also singer/vocals, or just a sax and bongos wedding package. If you can't decide between whether to have a wedding band or DJ at your wedding, Fusion Girls are the best choice, combining live music and DJ sets perfectly.

You can check out more of our DJ Live wedding bands on this blog post and all of our DJ & sax acts here.

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

  • Santorini Gem, Greece
  • Island Art & Taste, Athens
  • Tivoli Marina Vilamoura, Algarve
  • Villa Corsini a Mezzomonte, Italy
  • Borgo di Castelvecchio, Italy
  • Finca Villa Palma, Marbella
  • Villa Mon Repos, Sicily, Italy
  • Borgo Stomennano, Siena, Italy
  • Mas Torroella Luxury Villa & Spa ▶️
  • Venus Hotel & Suites, Zakynthos
  • Shangri-La Paris, France
  • Masseria San Nicola, Fasano, Italy
  • This Must Be The Place (Mas Casamitjana)
  • Elivi Hotel, Skiathos, Greece
  • Château de Vallery, France
  • Beach Club Hvar, Croatia
  • Castello di Titignano, Umbria
  • Dominican Republic
  • La Cannonerie, Réaux, France
  • Château de Massillan, France
  • Chateau Plombis, France
  • Ktima Alassos, Cyprus
  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Annecy, France
  • Gargnano, Brescia, Italy
  • Střezimíř, Czech Republic
  • Villabona, Spain
  • Pals, Catalonia, Spain
  • La Penne, Alpes-Maritimes
  • Poppi, Arezzo, Italy
  • Ibiza, Spain
  • Casa de la Era, Marbella, Spain
  • Savile Club, Brook Street, London ▶️
  • Dundas Castle, Scotland
  • Lina Stores King's Cross Restaurant
  • Ochsalm, Kirchberg in Tirol, Austria
  • The Gherkin, London
  • The Fire Pit Camp, Norfolk
  • Hedsor House, Bourne End
  • Cripps Barn, Cirencester, UK
  • Village Hotel Manchester Ashton
  • Botley Hill Farmhouse, Warlingham
  • Hazel Gap Barn ▶️
  • Tylney Hall Hotel & Gardens
  • Arley Hall & Gardens, Cheshire
  • The Great House at Sonning
  • Hilton at St George's Park
  • Gosfield Hall, Halstead
  • Home House, Portman Square
  • Hurlingham Club, London, UK
  • Hopetoun House, Edinburgh
  • Preston Court, Canterbury
  • Beaufort House, Chelsea, London
  • Wansford, Peterborough ▶️
  • Combermere Abbey, Whitchurch
  • Gosford House, East Lothian, Scotland
  • Drumtochty Castle, Laurencekirk
  • Stubton Hall, Newark, UK
  • St Michael on the Mount Without
  • Hindleap House, East Sussex
  • Amazing Grace London
  • The Fed, Gateshead, UK
  • Red Bull Technology Campus ▶️
  • Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet
  • Chapel House Estate, Ramsgate
  • Mitton Hall Hotel, Clitheroe, UK
  • The Steel Yard Nightclub, London
  • Troxy, Commercial Road, London
  • Blake Hall, Ongar, Essex
  • Alexandra Palace, London, UK
  • Ewenny Priory, Bridgend, Wales
  • The Tithe Barn, Bolton Abbey, Skipton, UK
  • Oxnead Hall, Norwich ▶️

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Please note that Fusion Girls operates using a very small pool of outstanding musicians, who are the best in the UK for this show and at the very top of their game. This means that the group may not have all members from promotional footage.

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20. Groove Addiction
Average booking price: £3,000 - £6,500 (as of December 2023)
Location: London, UK

For the best part of 6 years, Groove Addiction has been quietly establishing themselves as one of the UK’s top function bands.

The group regularly perform at all kinds of events: playing weddings, corporate events and private parties all over the UK and Europe.

With powerhouse vocals, high energy and great musicianship, they are more than just your average party band!

We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Santo Winery in Santorini, Chateau La Durantie in France, Villa Gamberaia in Italy, Finca Son Berga in Mallorca and The Royal Berkshire Hotel in Ascot.

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With a perfect mix of Chart Pop, Motown, disco, 90’s Dance and 00’s RnB, they bring a taste of nostalgia to all.

Whether you were “Dancing in the street” to Martha Reeves, clubbing in the heady days of the ’90s, or listening to the emergence of smooth RnB in the ’00s, Groove Addiction has something for you.

From a 2 Piece to an 8 piece, the band offer everything you would need to set the party off!

Highly energetic and definitely entertaining, they are guaranteed to add that extra something to the night and make it one to be remembered!

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

  • Santo Winery, Santorini
  • Chateau La Durantie, France
  • Finca Son Berga, Mallorca
  • The Royal Berkshire Hotel, Ascot
  • JW Marriott Grosvenor House
  • Two Woods Estate, Pulborough
  • Pelham House, Lewes, UK
  • Stoke Rochford Hall Hotel
  • Boconnoc House & Estate
  • Rackleys, High Wycombe
  • The Italian Villa, Dorset
  • Hedsor House, Buckinghamshire
  • Houchins Wedding Venue
  • Sissons Barn, Cambridgeshire
  • Leicester Marriott Hotel
  • NoMad Hotel, London
  • Wasing Park, Reading, Berkshire
  • Wadhurst Castle, East Sussex, UK
  • Farbridge Barn, Chichester
  • Greentrees Estate, West Sussex
  • Highbury Hall, Birmingham
  • Old Billingsgate, London
  • Southend Barns, Chichester
  • Hampton Court House
  • IHG InterContinental London O2
  • Shillingstone, Blandford Forum
  • Barlby Road, London, UK
  • Stow-on-the-Wold
  • Stanley Arts, South Norwood Hill
  • Soulbury, Leighton Buzzard, UK

So, if you’re looking to hire one of London’s best wedding & party bands, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Groove Addiction don’t want to miss these guys!

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21. City Lights Showband
Average booking price: £7,500 - £15,000 (as of December 2023)
Location: London, UK

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.

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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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Band line up options

  • 6 Piece – Male Vocals, Female Vocals, Drums, Guitar, Bass and keyboards
  • 7 Piece – Male Vocals, Female Vocals, Drums, Guitar, Bass, keyboards and Saxophone
  • 8 Piece – Male Vocals, Female Vocals, Drums, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Saxophone and Trumpet
  • 9 Piece – Add 2nd Female Vocal
  • 10 Piece – Add Baritone Sax
  • 11 Piece – Add 2nd Male Vocal
  • 12 Piece – Add Percussion
  • 13 Piece band – Add on additional singer (Male or Female 4th brass section player)
  • 14 Piece band – Add on additional singer (Male or Female)
  • 15 Piece band – Add on additional singer (Male or Female)

Jewish weddings

We are often asked what is the “normal” format of a Jewish wedding. The simple answer is that there isn’t one.

Any wedding is a special event designed to meet the requirements of a bride and groom as they come together on their special day and a Jewish wedding is the same.

Your Jewish wedding can be as traditional or contemporary as you desire. We can help you mix traditional Jewish dances with contemporary dances and secular music.

You as the bride and groom should choose what to include in your special day based on how traditional the wedding festivities will be.

Modern couples may decide to devote a part of their Jewish wedding reception music to participating in classic traditional dances.

This decision will often rest upon the couple’s own wishes, requests from the family or the number of guests who are familiar with more traditional Jewish wedding dances.

If you discuss your wishes and feelings with us then we can help you decide on the best format for your Jewish wedding.

Music for the Chuppah Ceremony

For the Chuppah ceremony many clients like to have traditional, live music which will normally come in the form of a duo or a trio.

Traditionally this would be a clarinet, accordion and double bass. Getting the music right for the Chuppah is paramount and our repertoire is always selected with great care.

City Lights Showband's specialist Klezmer Trio are a traditional Jewish music band can play 15 to 20 minutes while your guests arrive to be seated.

They can play music throughout the ceremony where requested and at the end of the ceremony while the guests adjourn to the drinks reception.

The band is acoustic and therefore mobile allowing them to play their instruments whilst leading the guests into the reception room and then carry on with a Simcha set of music.

Bar or Bat Mitzvah party

As an experienced party band we can provide the required blend of music and entertainment for your Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah party.

We are competent in performing a large selection of traditional Israeli music for dancing and can provide written testaments from previous clients confirming that we are well-versed in the formalities of Jewish events.

We will provide a fun and exciting evening with songs to keep the younger generation entertained, whilst maintaining the balance so that you, your family and your friends can enjoy themselves too.

Our versatility enables us to perform not only Jewish music but songs from the 1950’s right through to today’s chart hits, liaising closely with you from booking up to the event in order to ensure that we provide you with an appropriate combination of live music and entertainment that you and your guests will really enjoy.

Our extensive playlist includes our main playlist plus a selection of Israeli music suitable for your event.

Christmas parties

Are you planning an amazing Christmas party this year that you want to be the talk of the town? If so then you will need some top end entertainment to get everyone in the mood and get the dance floor jumping.

City Lights Showband are the perfect choice, with a vast repertoire of funk, soul and pop dance floor classics, amazing singers and musicians and a show that will blow your guests away!

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22. Roaming Beats
Average booking price: £3,500 - £8,400 (as of December 2023)
Location: London, UK

Roaming Beats are an acoustic roaming band, perfect for any wedding, corporate event or party where you want the guests singing at the top of their voices, shaking their bums or simply tapping their feet.

We will roam around the guests breaking the ice, warming the voices and tickling the funny bone.

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We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Château Rigaud in France, Ham Yard Hotel in London and Godwick Great Barn in King's Lynn, UK.

We're taking bookings right now for any occasion. Whether you want an acoustic set up in your front room or in a big banquet hall, we are at your service.

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Delivering four-part harmonies and fun-filled funky performances, we will transform your occasion into a party atmosphere that only high-quality musicianship can provide.

We pride ourselves on our interesting arrangements, fun mash-ups and medleys but also enjoy playing songs in their original forms too. We have a number of sets to choose from or can mix them up according to your preference.

We can provide an acoustic or an amplified performance with our PA system, and we guarantee an entertaining party atmosphere. They regularly perform at weddings, parties, corporate events and festivals.

So if you're looking for the finest acoustic roaming band London has to offer, make an enquiry!

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

  • Château Rigaud, France
  • Saignon, France
  • Mallorca, Spain
  • Sintra, Portugal
  • Ardencote Hotel, Warwickshire
  • Ham Yard Hotel, London, UK
  • Godwick Great Barn, King's Lynn
  • Coal Office Restaurant, London
  • Royal Lancaster Hotel, London
  • The Oak Tree of Peover
  • Hidden River Cabins, Carlisle
  • The Larrik, Crawford Place
  • St Clere Estate, Sevenoaks, Kent
  • Syon Park, Brent Lea
  • Partizan Brewing, London
  • The Farmhouse at Redcoats, Hitchin
  • Euridge, Chippenham
  • Woolwich Arsenal Pier, London
  • Forest Row, East Sussex, UK
  • Peckham, London, UK
  • Felixstowe, UK
  • Clevancy, Hilmarton, Calne
  • Hale, Altrincham, Manchester
  • Fulham, London, UK
  • Cholderton, Salisbury

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23. PYT
Average booking price: £3,000 - £6,000 (as of December 2023)
Location: UK & Wordwide

Introducing one of the UK’s finest All-Female Live Electronic Dance Bands! These Girls will have you dancing on tables until 4 am.

PYT blends soulful house with your favourite chart-topping artists, featuring a mix of female DJs, Singers, Saxophonists & Percussionists.

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Happy to travel, these ‘Pretty Young Things’ perform regularly across the UK and abroad at weddings, private parties and corporate events.

PYT is famous for serving up an unforgettable experience of ultra-high energy, Ibiza vibes, sass and style!

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The perfect mix for all events including club nights, luxury destination weddings, corporate events and more!

For larger events, PYT also works with an incredible roster of additional singers, strings, horns and dancers, so if you have an idea in mind, get in touch!

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

  • Castello Segalari, Italy
  • La Pescaia Resort, Italy
  • Château de Cas, France
  • Algarve, Portugal
  • Lou Castéou, Fréjus, France
  • Červený Kameň, Slovakia
  • The Tremenheere Gardens
  • Bingham Riverhouse
  • Elmore Court, Gloucester
  • Holmewood Hall, Peterborough
  • Rackleys, High Wycombe, UK
  • Deer Park Country House
  • Revolucion de Cuba, Nottingham
  • The Safari Bar, Market Harborough
  • 100 Barrington Road, London, UK
  • Grangefields, Ashbourne, UK
  • Rushton Hall Hotel and Spa
  • Nuthurst Grange Hotel, Solihull
  • Abbots Court Rural Retreat
  • The Vineyard Hotel, Newbury
  • Sant Ffraed House, Abergavenny
  • Dog & Fox Hotel, Wimbledon
  • Ware, UK
  • Aylesbury, UK
  • Stratford, London, UK
  • Wiltshire, UK
  • Kirtlington, Oxfordshire

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24. Soul Flight
Average booking price: £4,000 - £6,750 (as of December 2023)
Location: London, UK

Soul Flight brings Funk, Soul and Disco back to the 21st Century.

None of the cheese, and only the best grooves to guarantee a packed dance floor all night long!

Based in London, Soul Flight are one of the UK's leading funk & soul bands, having performed at hundreds of weddings and corporate events around the UK and also in Europe.

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We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Kimpton Fitzroy Hotel in London and Wasing Park in Reading, UK.

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The smallest line up is the 5pc consisting of female vocal, guitar, bass, drums and keyboards - this is the perfect line up for smaller venues and events which are not able to host our bigger line ups.

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Our female vocals are some of the best London in the business, and know exactly how to get your guests off their seats and onto the dancefloor!

To truly experience what the band can offer though, we recommend a minimum of the 7pc band which is the same as the 5pc plus male vocal and saxophone.

Our male vocalist oozes soul and your guests are sure to love him!

Having a male and female duo front the band creates a wonderful dynamic on stage, and as a team they are able to work the crowd much better.

Our saxophone player is one of the best in the business, and when it's time for him to shine be prepared to see your guests' jaws drop as plays the most captivating melodies.

If you're lucky he may even leave the stage and join you and your guests in the middle of the dancefloor!

If funk is your thing we highly recommend adding a trumpet. There is nothing quite like the sound of a full brass section for that fat, funk sound. and having 2 horns working in combination allows the band to play more of the brass heavy songs such as "Move On Up" by Curtis Mayfield.

For a more tropical edge, why not add some percussion? Bongos and congas are a staple of disco and house music, but percussion is rarely seen on stage these days. So having a live bongo/ conga player is sure to please your guests, and this gives the band a more authentic disco sound and flavour.

For those looking for the ultimate line up, the band can complete their line up with an additional female vocalist. Having 3 vocalists allows the band to create luscious vocal harmonies, as well as perform choreography on stage and really work the dancefloor!

Expect to hear your favourite Funk, Soul, Motown and Disco classics by Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Chic, Earth Wind & Fire, Chaka Khan, Prince and Michael Jackson.

Not only that, but Soul Flight Band bring you right up to date with more recent hits inspired by these old school legends, with Beyonce, Bruno Mars and Pharell Williams and many more..!

For those of you looking for something super cool and off the charts, Soul Flight also perform a number of rare groove, funk, and acid jazz tracks which will keep even the most discerning listener happy!

All of this is presented to you in the unique Soul Flight style with glitz, glam, flair and energy for a spectacular night that you and your guests will never forget!

The Soul Flight Band has performed at many renowned venues in London and beyond including Blenheim Palace, Emirates Stadium, Madame Tussauds, The London Science Museum, Bush Hall, The Savoy, The Ritz, The Hilton, as well as 100's of smaller wedding venues across the country.

The most popular line up is the 7pc, which is the smallest line up featuring the perfect combination of male & female vocals, guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and saxophone.

Each of the singers are at the top of their game and know exactly how to get your guests off their seats and onto the dance floor!

Having a male and female vocalist creates a great dynamic on stage, and allows the band to perform the widest variety of genres.

If live horns are important to you, we highly recommend adding the trumpet.

There is nothing quite like the sound of a live horn section for that full, fat, funk sound, and having 2 horns working in combination allows the band to play more of the brass-heavy numbers where more than one brass member is essential.

For a more tropical edge, why not add some percussion? Bongos and congas are a staple of disco and house music, but percussion is rarely seen on stage these days.

So having a live bongo/conga player is sure to please your guests, and this gives the band a more authentic disco sound and flavour.

For those looking for the ultimate line up, the band can complete their line up with an additional female vocalist.

Having 3 vocalists allows the band to create luscious vocal harmonies, as well as perform choreography on stage and really work the dance floor!

You can also choose extra acoustic performances as a duo or trio in addition to the full band if required.

This is a very popular option during the wedding ceremony, drinks reception, or dinner before the party really begins!

Included within the price is a professional sound system suitable for up to 200 people, plus stage lighting and dancefloor lighting. The Soul Flight Band can also cater for much larger events - prices available on request.

Background music or party music can be provided between sets, and iPod connection is available if you wish to make your own playlist.

The band also boasts a range of optional extras such as wireless microphone for speeches, CD decks & turntables if you are hiring a DJ, starcloth backdrop and coloured uplighting around the room, all at preferential rates for customers who book Soul Flight.

Whether you are looking for the ultimate Funk, Soul wedding band or entertainment for your private party or corporate event, you are guaranteed a spectacular performance that you and your guests will never forget.

So if you're looking to hire the finest showband London has to offer for your wedding or corporate event, get in touch with Soul Flight.

More details about our options...

  • 5 Piece standard = Female vocal, guitar, bass, drums, keyboard
  • 6 Piece = standard + male vocal
  • 7 Piece = standard + male vocal and sax
  • 8 Piece = standard + male vocal, sax and trumpet
  • 9 Piece = standard + male vocal, sax, trumpet and percussion
  • 10 Piece = standard + male and female vocal, sax, trumpet, percussion

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

  • Kimpton Fitzroy Hotel, London
  • Middleton Lodge Estate
  • Wasing Park, Reading, UK
  • Stone Barn, Upper Windrush
  • Ardington House, Ardington
  • Northbrook Park, Farnham, UK
  • Brympton House, Yeovil, UK
  • Formby Hall Golf Resort
  • The Barn at Botley Hill
  • Hoath House Kent, Edenbridge
  • Ashdown Park Hotel, West Sussex
  • Wotton House, Dorking
  • Clevedon Hall Estate, Clevedon
  • Edenbridge, UK
  • Bedfordshire, UK
  • Hook, Hampshire, UK
  • Ockham, Woking, UK

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We hope you've enjoyed reading this list of the best wedding bands the UK has to offer in 2024.

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If you're looking for a guide on how to find a wedding band in the UK, check out our Definitive Guide With 26 FAQs From Real Couples.

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Fill in the enquiry form to receive offers for your own wedding entertainment bands directly from hand-picked musicians and local function bands in the UK, similar to the function bands listed above. Finding a "wedding band near me" and "wedding bands music" has never been easier. Once you've confirmed details with your preferred act, book and pay securely through our secure online checkout.

We're frequently asked if we can recommend any bands like The Function Band, whose roaming set during the wedding breakfast meal has become especially popular. Many of our best bands are frequently described as similar in style, and couples often hire one of the following bands:

How much does The Function Band cost for a wedding?

The Function Band charges between £20,000 and £50,000 for events in the UK and at destination weddings worldwide.

FixTheMusic provides bands for thousands of weddings and private events each year. We've put together some FAQs about hiring a wedding band, a few of which are listed below:

How early should I book the band?
You should aim to book your band as soon as possible. Most of our best wedding bands have bookings at least two years in advance. If your wedding is on a Saturday in May, June, July, August or September, you should really be looking to book at least a year in advance of your date. This is because most weddings fall on a Saturday during summer so our bands receive the most enquiries for these days. That said, there are more and more weddings taking place on Sundays and mid-week (especially on Thursdays and Fridays) so it’s best not to wait too long before locking down your band.
Can I see the band perform live before I book?
Usually it’s not possible to see the band live. Most professional bands perform at private events only, such as weddings and corporate events. It’s not usually possible for the bands to allow potential clients into these venues to watch them perform. It is occasionally possible so there’s no harm in asking. And sometimes wedding bands will do the odd gig at a pub or festival that’s open to the public.
How much does a wedding band cost UK?
A good rule of thumb is that the cost per musician in a live wedding band for 2024 is roughly £410 to £450, so an acoustic duo would charge in the region of £820 to £900, a three-piece band charges approximately £1,230 to £1,350 and a four-piece wedding music band in the UK would cost about £1,640 to £1,800 to hire for the evening’s entertainment. A five-piece wedding band would cost in the region of £2,000 to £2,250.
How long do most wedding bands perform for?
Most bands play 2 x 45 minute or 2 x 1 hour live sets at weddings. If you'd like your wedding band to perform for longer, just ask the band. It's usually possible but they might charge a bit extra.
What happens between and after their live sets?
Most bands provide a “laptop DJ” service. This isn’t the same as providing the service of a professional DJ who reads the room and adapts to the feel on the night. Instead, they will have a playlist (usually on something like Spotify or iTunes) that they play out of their PA system.
Can I choose the music they play in between and after their live sets?
Yes, usually you can send the band a list of requests before the wedding and the band will download them onto their laptop or device, ready to play on the night. Alternatively, you can compile a playlist and bring your own device to plug into the band’s PA system.
What songs will the band play?
Most bands have a repertoire of songs that they perform regularly at weddings. This will be a tried-and-tested playlist that they know works well at weddings: it appeals to guests of all ages and keeps people on the dance floor.
Will the band learn my first dance song?
Yes! Most bands will be delighted to learn your first dance song and perform it live for you on your wedding night. If it doesn’t fit the band’s style (e.g. if your first dance song is a jazz song, but you’ve booked an indie-rock band), then they might suggest you use the recorded version of the song and the band will play this out of their PA system.
Can I give a list of songs to the band to play at my wedding?
Most bands will usually learn one song for your wedding that isn’t already in their setlist. Some bands will offer to learn 2 or 3 new songs, but in our experience they are rarely able to learn more than this. It can be very time consuming for the band to learn and rehearse new songs, and especially so for singers to learn all the new lyrics.
Can I indicate my song preferences to the band?
Yes. Most bands will be happy for you to indicate which songs from their set list you dislike and don’t want them to play, and songs that you like and absolutely want them to play on the night. The band will usually then build their setlist around these preferences.
What time will the band arrive?
Most bands aim to arrive at around 5pm to be ready to play by 7pm. During this time they will set up their equipment and carry out a sound check, essential to making sure the volume of the band is appropriate to your venue and that any sound / noise limiters are taken into account.
Can the band turn up earlier than that?
Yes, most bands will be happy to turn up earlier than 5pm, but you should expect to pay them for the extra time. A lot of wedding couples worry about the band setting up while guests are at the venue. Bands with lots of experience of weddings should be able to set up discreetly and without making too much noise and mess. The noisiest part is when they have to carry out the sound check, but this should only last about 15 - 30 minutes.
What time will the band finish?
Most bands expect to finish by midnight. This suits most weddings as the majority of UK venues require live music to stop by this time.
Can the band stay later than midnight?
Usually, yes. But bands will normally charge a slightly higher fee for this later finish.
Can I use the band’s PA system after midnight?
Usually, yes. Though this will also attract a slightly higher fee, as it means that at least one band member has to wait until the end of the party to pack up the PA system and head home. Some band members might be a couple of hours’ drive away from your venue, so finishing at 1am means they won’t arrive home until 3am or 4am.
Will the band bring their own equipment?
Yes. Professional wedding bands will bring their own equipment. This includes a PA system, mixing desk, some basic lighting for the dance floor and their own instruments. If you are planning a particularly large wedding with hundreds of guests, you might consider hiring in a larger PA system and more lighting.
Does the band need a stage?
No. Most bands are happy to perform without a stage, though it can look special if you can offer them a stage to perform on.
If I do provide a stage, how much space will the band need?
This will depend on the size of the band of course, but to give you a rough idea, a 4-piece band would usually need at least 5m x 4m. This is to provide room for not only the band members themselves, but also their instruments (keyboards and drum kits take up quite a bit of space) and other things like speakers and a mixing desk.
Can I or my guests play with the band?
If you ask the band in advance, most will be happy to allow you or one of your guests to sing or play along with them for one or two songs. We always advise checking this with your band first.
Do I need to hire a DJ as well as a band?
Most bands will provide pre-recorded playlists between and after their live sets, so your entire evening will be covered. However, if you want a professional DJ who will adapt his music choices on the night and interact with guests, then it’s better to hire a DJ as well.
If I do hire a separate DJ, can the band and DJ share equipment?
Bands and DJs will often share the same PA system, as it can look cluttered to have two sets of speakers around the dance floor. However, you’ll need to discuss this with both the DJ and band before the event to check the equipment suits everyone’s requirements and that everyone is happy to share. One problem can arise when the DJ is booked to provide music into the small hours, but the band is to finish at 11pm. In this case, it would make more sense for the band to use the DJ’s equipment to save the band having to wait until the DJ had finished his set.
Do I need to provide anything for the band?
Professional wedding bands will bring all their own technical equipment and instruments. However, most will expect to be provided with a hot meal each and soft drinks.The musicians will probably have left their homes around lunchtime to arrive at your venue in good time to set up and soundcheck. It can be a long day for them and they will be much more energetic on stage if they’ve had a good meal and refreshments before performing for you. The bands won’t expect to be given the same meal as you provide for your guests. Most wedding venues have an option you can purchase in advance for your suppliers or you can give the musicians access to your buffet if you’re having one.
Will the band members be the same as the ones I’ve seen in their videos?
Not always. Most professional bands will have a core group that plays at the majority of weddings they are booked for. However, they will also have a group of deputies (or “deps” as they are known in the industry) that they call upon frequently to cover for band members. This is a standard and essential practice in the music industry. Most musicians work as freelancers, meaning they might work for different function bands or tour with famous pop groups for example. Being able to draw upon a deputy musician to cover a band member who is unavailable (or ill) means the rest of the band can still work.
What will the band wear?
You should get a good idea of what the band wears from their videos online. Most will opt for a smart shirt, but if you have a particular theme or any requests, let them know well in advance. For example, if you’re having an 80s style wedding, you might want to check if the band could wear appropriate clothing to match!
Will the band need parking spaces?
Most bands will arrive by car as it’s the easiest way for them to bring their equipment and instruments. Having 1 or 2 parking spaces available for them to use that are close to the venue will be appreciated by the musicians. In certain cities such as London, you might also need to cover the costs of parking.
My venue has a sound limiter. Is that a problem?
Some wedding venues have what’s known as a sound or noise limiter installed. This is particularly the case with venues in built-up areas in cities or towns or where the owners have to be careful not to damage the building (e.g. a National Trust or English Heritage property). Most professional wedding bands are experienced at adapting their performance to the sound limit in place. You should make your band aware of this in good time before your event, as it might mean they need to bring an electric drum kit. Some bands might even refuse to play at venues with sound limiters in place.
What is Public Liability Insurance?
Most wedding venues in the UK require bands performing there to hold valid Public Liability Insurance (PLI). PLI provides protection from the financial consequences of legal action and compensation claims if anyone is injured or any property is damaged during the wedding. Your wedding venue will often ask the band to provide a certificate to show they hold up-to-date public liability insurance in advance of the wedding. Membership of organisations such as the Musicians Union usually comes with PLI included.
Does the band need PAT certified equipment?
PAT stands for portable appliance testing. Most wedding venues will require your band to produce evidence that their equipment has been PAT-certified. This means that it has been tested to ensure it is safe to use. If your band can’t produce valid PLI and PAT certificates, you might question whether they are a professional band, as all full-time bands will have these documents ready to send to venues.
Can the band play outside?
If you’re getting married in the UK, it’s a good idea to make the most of the summer months and have as much of your wedding outside if possible. That said, the British weather isn’t the most reliable – so whilst many bands will be happy to play outside in principle, they will always require access to a shelter from the elements, whether that’s strong sunlight or rain. Musicians’ instruments can be worth thousands of pounds and a small amount of water damage can have a devastating impact on the instrument.
Do I need a contract with my wedding band?
The most secure way to book a band is to do so via FixTheMusic. All bookings are governed by the agreement on our website, which is based on the UK Musicians Union standard contract and amended by the particular details that you agree with your band by email (date, venue etc.). The contract provides protection to both parties.
How do I find a band for my wedding?
Well the best option is to submit an enquiry on FixTheMusic, which is completely free to use! The best bands will have the most limited availability, so the solution is to submit details of your event on our enquiry form to receive offers from available bands, after which you can be in direct contact with them and book your favourite band for free on our site. Furthermore, we curate our selection of bands so you will only receive quotes from top-quality UK acts and musicians.
What should I ask a wedding DJ?
You should ask them what genres of music they perform. Most wedding DJs are highly versatile and can easily adapt to your own preferences, from house and hip hop to funk and soul. You should also ask the DJ if they will bring their own PA and lighting equipment. If your venue already has a PA system and disco lighting, the DJ might be able to reduce their quote. You will be able to ask your DJ for some requests, but it's best not to be too prescriptive...DJs are highly skilled at "working" a crowd and you should give them as much creative freedom as possible.
What is the #1 wedding song for the first dance in 2023?
In 2023 the most popular song for the first dance at weddings was Perfect by Ed Sheeran. His song Thinking Out Loud also featured in the top 10 wedding first dance songs of 2023.
Do wedding bands play during dinner?
If you have your heart set on the wedding band playing during dinner (often called the wedding breakfast), then by all means ask them if they can. You could opt for your wedding band to provide some lighter, instrumental background music (for example an acoustic or jazz set) during the dinner, though they will charge extra for this. Another popular option during the wedding meal is an acoustic roaming set, with the band weaving between your guests, providing something unique and a real talking point!

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Wedding band trends for 2023 and 2024

The 2023 and 2024 wedding seasons are set to be the busiest ever experienced by wedding suppliers, especially high-quality cover bands in the UK.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in early 2020, thousands of weddings in the UK and across the world have been postponed.

If you're just starting out, what does this mean for your own wedding planning?

Well, it's likely that if you're planning to host your wedding on a Saturday during the summer months, then you can expect many of the most popular and in-demand bands, musicians and other suppliers to be fully booked.

Even in normal years, many bands get booked up one or two years in advance, but with the added pressure from thousands of re-scheduled weddings and events, the next couple of years are unprecedentedly busy. Wedding band hire has never been a more urgent priority in your planning timeline.

But that doesn't mean you need to worry. We work with hundreds of local bands across the UK who still have availability. If you want to increase the range of bands you're able to consider for your wedding, you might want to book a mid-week wedding, as these tend to be far less popular than Saturday weddings.

Following the impact of COVID-19 on the events industry, many musicians have had to take on 'regular' weekday jobs, which does mean that some bands can't always commit to mid-week weddings; but generally there will be far more wedding bands available for you if you choose a wedding on a Wednesday rather than a Saturday.

Another trend we've noticed since COVID-19 is that bands are far less able to negotiate prices or offer discounts. At FixTheMusic, we think this is understandable – and fair. Musicians have been out of work since March 2020, and they need to work as hard as possible to recoup the huge financial losses they have suffered.

Combined with the increased level of demand for their services, this all means that many bands simply don't feel the need to discount their prices like they might have done in previous years, even for mid-week weddings.

With many couples still concerned about restrictions on the number of guests permitted at their wedding reception, we're finding that smaller band line-ups are becoming an increasingly popular choice, especially at micro weddings.

Larger showbands with full horn sections (sax, trumpet, trombone) and multiple male & female singers are still as popular as ever, but we're finding more and more couples opting for last minute weddings this year and planning to invite only 30 or so guests.

For these smaller weddings, it might be appropriate to hire an acoustic duo or 3-piece wedding band.

You can read more in our blog post on Most Popular Wedding Band Trends for 2023 (With Recommended Bands).

About Our Bands for Hire Under £1,000

Weddings can be an expensive undertaking, with the cost of venues, flowers, catering and everything else adding up to quite substantial sums.

The average cost of a wedding band on FixTheMusic is around £1,400. But if your budget is lower than that, it doesn't mean you have to miss out on having live music at your wedding or accepting lower quality.

Professional bands in the UK generally charge between £300 - £400 per musician in the band. So you can see that having more band members can quickly increase the overall cost of the band.

But is it possible to hire a great live band for under £1,000?

How to get live music for your wedding on a budget

Depending on the size of your wedding and the number of guests you've invited, you might want to consider a solo singer-guitarist or a pop covers duo. One of the main factors affecting the cost of a wedding band is the number of musicians you hire – simply put, the more musicians in the band, the more expensive they'll likely be.

At FixTheMusic, we have a number of upbeat pop duos as well as solo singer-guitarists – many of them use clever techniques (such as live looping or high-quality backing tracks) to make them sound like a much bigger band.

The Tonics, for example, are one of our most popular two-piece bands. They generally charge around £750 for a wedding in or near London. Although there are just two of them in the band, their sound is frequently compared to that of a 4- or 5-piece band, and they are guaranteed to get your guests on the dancefloor.

Go local

Another major factor that increases the price of a wedding band is travel expenses. If you're getting married in Manchester and trying to get a bargain, you probably shouldn't look for bands outside the north west of England.

Can you provide any equipment for the band?

Some bands might offer a discount and help make things a bit cheaper if you can provide them with a sound system or PA system. For example, it might mean they won't need to turn up at your venue quite so early to get set up. Many bands are quite particular about the kind of equipment they use, so it might not always impact the quote you receive.

Shorter performances don't always mean lower prices

We're often asked if a band can provide a cheaper quote if they only perform for a short amount of time in the evening, e.g. just doing a quick 45 minute set.

The answer from most bands to this question is usually no – performing for even a short amount of time at a wedding or other event invariably means the band cannot accept any other engagements for that evening, so they will need to charge their usual full evening rate.

It's also not just a simple case of arriving and performing: most bands will need to arrive well in advance of the performance in order to set up and sound check, which means that a short performance actually takes up about half a day, especially once their travel time has been factored in.

What styles do the bands under £1,000 perform?

Many of our cheaper bands are compact three-piece bands that perform pop, indie and rock covers.

The line-up usually features electric guitar, vocals (male or female) and drums. If you want soul or Motown music, you'll probably need to try to increase your budget – in order to get the authentic funk sound, most bands include a horn section, or at least a saxophone or trumpet.

And adding more musicians to the band will always increase the overall cost.

Why Are Bands So Expensive?

At FixTheMusic, we only work with professional and experienced function bands.

Running a professional band and being a freelance musician these days isn't a cheap business: for example, almost every UK wedding venue will require the band to provide a certificate showing they hold public liability insurance, as well as evidence that they have had their electrical equipment PAT tested.

In the UK, there is an incredible live music scene – especially at local pubs and clubs, where countless talented bands and musicians perform week in, week out.

These bands tend to charge much lower prices than professional wedding bands. Although many might also perform at the occasional wedding, you might want to err on the side of caution.

For one of the most important days of your life, you probably don't want to risk hiring a band that can't produce the relevant paperwork for the venue, doesn't necessarily own their own equipment and might even cancel if a better offer comes along.

Information about micro weddings in the UK

2020 and the start of 2021 has been anything but normal – especially for those who were planning to get married this year.

Since March 2020, when governments across Europe took action to stop the spread of COVID-19, the pandemic has wreaked havoc on couples and the entire wedding industry.

At FixTheMusic, we’ve worked with hundreds of couples in the UK and across Europe who have made the tough decision either to postpone or cancel their weddings.

Our research indicates that the vast majority of weddings that were planned for 2020 and the first few months of 2021 have been re-scheduled until summer or autumn 2021 when it is hoped restrictions on gatherings and events will have sufficiently eased to allow more “normal” weddings to take place, in line with the UK government's recently published roadmap.

We're now in a situation where the green shoots of recovery are showing, but it could be a bumpy ride ahead as the wedding industry gets back to normal or adapts to a "new normal". As such, smaller weddings, virtual events and heightened travel restrictions for wedding guests could be present for several more months, if not years.

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But for those couples who decided to tie the knot in 2020, many opted for what have been termed “micro weddings”.

And as the COVID crisis and uncertainty endures, we’re finding that the micro wedding trend is set to continue, with many newly engaged couples now choosing from the very beginning of their wedding planning to host a micro wedding.

So what is a micro wedding?

Micro weddings are the same as traditional weddings, only with fewer guests (usually under 20). They are often confused with elopements; however, the two are very different events.

Micro weddings tend to retain the traditions of a traditional wedding, but on a smaller scale and with fewer guests. The flow of the day follows the pattern of a regular wedding with the usual planning and level of detail, and the same number of suppliers, but adjusted to fewer guests.

In contrast, an elopement is usually made on the spur of the moment - a quick decision to get married, possibly abroad and usually with only the couple and one or two guests or family members present and very few wedding suppliers engaged.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has caused incredible disruption to the plans of thousands of wedding couples and suppliers, we’re seeing an increasing number of our clients who are ploughing ahead with their weddings – but rather than the big days they may once have planned, they are now arranging their own micro weddings.

At the time this article was first published (October 2020), COVID-19 restrictions in England mean that only 15 people are permitted to attend marriage or civil partnership ceremonies and wedding receptions.

According to the government website, anyone working is not included as part of the legal limit. This exclusion of workers from the legal limit on numbers means you can host a micro wedding with all the usual wedding suppliers: florists, caterers, photographers, videographers, and of course live bands, singers and DJs.

Indeed, one of the major benefits of hosting a micro wedding is that the limited guest numbers free up more of the budget to be invested in other aspects of the day, including live music and entertainment.

What better way to add some sparkle to your intimate affair and to celebrate with your closest friends and family than with a professional live band or singer?

As one of our couples recently said in their review of Ignite Duo...

“Ignite Duo were the difference between a Covid damp squib and a wonderful event that buzzed throughout. We only had 30+ people to entertain in a venue intended for 100+. Alex and Gene filled the air during our afternoon outdoor session with a gentle background acoustic set that charmed and beguiled in the late summer sunshine. Everyone relaxed, forgot their cares and mingled safely. Our evening session needed a buzz as we were so limited on guests. Alex and Gene hit the spot and delivered a set list that was imaginative, skilful and perfectly attuned to the size and makeup of our group. Best of luck for the remainder of 2020 and 2021... it'll be tough, but we found that even with changes it is still possible to have a delightful wedding day. Kind regards, Ed and Nicki."

We’ve put together 8 ideas for live music at micro weddings, based on popular requests and real events that our musicians have recently performed at...

  1. A live band

If you’re planning to host a smaller wedding with limited guest numbers, you might prefer to hire a smaller wedding band too – e.g. a 3-piece or 4-piece wedding band, rather than a band with a full horn section (sax, trumpets, trombone).

  1. An acoustic band or roaming band

Acoustic roaming bands are the perfect accompaniment to a micro wedding. They are especially suitable for drinks receptions, where they will wander between small groups of guests, usually performing on-the-spot requests as they go, and then they can ramp things up for dancing later into the evening.

  1. String quartet

String quartets and string trios are perfectly suited to intimate wedding ceremonies, where they usually perform as the bride walks down the aisle, during the signing of the register, and as the married couple exits the venue. But they are also frequently hired to provide live music during the drinks reception.

Some of our string quartets can also ramp things up and provide more energetic pop covers music for later on in the day or in the evening. For example, Aquarius Strings, who often perform on amplified electric instruments and collaborate with DJs, sax players and singers.

  1. Wedding singer

Wedding singers can perform at all points throughout your micro wedding day, including the ceremony, drinks reception, wedding breakfast and after-dinner evening party.

Some of our singers use high-quality professional backing tracks, whereas others accompany themselves with an acoustic guitar or piano. Genres they perform include pop, Motown, soul, folk, indie and rock – so they’ll be sure to satisfy all of the guests at your micro wedding.

  1. Pianist

There are generally two types of pianists – those who just play the piano, and those who are also able to sing. Generally if you’re wanting a pianist to play at your micro wedding at multiple points throughout the day, we would recommend hiring a singing pianist.

That said, solo pianists are also perfect for a micro wedding ceremony and also as background music during a micro wedding breakfast or drinks reception. Some pianists can also DJ later in the evening, making them an ideal choice if you’re wishing to book only one musician for your micro wedding.

  1. Jazz band or swing band

If you’re looking to add a little class and sophistication to your micro wedding, then look no further than a jazz and swing band. Our jazz bands have been booked for small and intimate weddings across the UK and have lots of experience providing musical entertainment at micro weddings.

You can hire a swing or jazz band with a vocalist or just an instrumental band, depending on which parts of your micro wedding you’d like the jazz band to perform at. Some of our jazz groups can also offer a jazz duo or trio, which can be ideal for the more intimate moments at a micro wedding.

  1. Wedding DJ

One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is whether to hire a DJ or band for a small wedding and which one is the best option. You might think DJs are only suitable for larger weddings, with lots of guests at a big venue.

But wedding DJs can be the perfect entertainment for a micro wedding. They can adjust the volume of the music to suit the number of guests and size of venue, and will tailor the DJ sets to suit you and your guests’ tastes. Most wedding DJs are booked for the evening party, but they can also provide music earlier in the day too.

  1. Saxophonist or DJ & sax combination

The combination of a DJ and sax player has become very popular in recent years – and they are increasingly in demand at micro weddings too.

The usual format is that the DJ will provide music throughout the evening, and the sax player will perform short sets (usually 15 - 30 minutes long) either alongside the DJ in their booth or on the dancefloor, mingling with your guests. Ideal for micro weddings, the sax player can also be hired to provide background music during your meal and champagne reception, or even at your micro wedding ceremony.

As a final note, we’ve also worked with many couples who have decided to livestream their wedding (especially the ceremony), allowing more friends and family who couldn’t join on their big day due to COVID-19 restrictions. Such “virtual weddings” are likely to be around for a while and the required technology is getting better all the time.

We hope you’ve found the above entertainment ideas and options for micro weddings helpful for your own wedding planning. From speaking with brides and grooms organising a micro wedding, our experience is that the level of planning demanded by a micro wedding is no less than that needed to arrange a larger full-scale wedding.

Whilst any form of musical entertainment, wedding band, DJ or singer can be suitable for a micro wedding, we recommend hiring something that is appropriate to the number of guests at your wedding and the overall style you’re going for.

— 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.