The Top 16 Best Wedding Bands in the UK With Prices (Updated June 2020)

9 JANUARY 2020
Blog post by Adam Southall
Estimated read time: 4 minutes

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.

In this blog post, we'll list out the 16 most popular wedding bands in the UK on FixTheMusic, based on the number of their confirmed bookings in 2020 and 2021.

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

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

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

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

FixTheMusic's cover bands perform in a variety of styles, from funk, blues, soul, acoustic, vintage and rock 'n' roll to R&B, 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.

If you're looking for something a little bit different from 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.

Aside from the incredible bands listed below, FixTheMusic has a curated selection of other groups based across the UK which you can browse here.

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Here's the list of the 16 best wedding bands in the UK for 2020...

1. Scintillate
2. NOMAD
3. Wandering Three
4. The Manhattans
5. The Nauticals
6. The Old School 90s Band
7. NOMAD Lite
8. Fusion Girls
9. The Score
10. Soul Destiny
11. Mashup Kings
12. Trapstars
13. The Scene
14. Ceilidh Twist
15. The Scottish Soul Collective
16. The Charmers

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

1. Scintillate
Average booking price: £4,129 (as of June 2020)
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.
 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.

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2. NOMAD
Average booking price: £2,402 (as of June 2020)
Location: London, UK

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.

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

NOMAD'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.

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3. Wandering Three
Average booking price: £1,405 (as of June 2020)
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. 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!

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 (NYC).

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4. The Manhattans
Average booking price: £2,022 (as of June 2020)
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.

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.

Available as a high energy 4-piece 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.

They also offer a DJ service and all Sound and Lighting equipment is included.

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5. The Nauticals
Average booking price: £1,423 (as of June 2020)
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 of 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...

Having formed in 2010, the band changed in 2014 to its strongest ever lineup! Now with a calibre of musician and entertainers far superior to 99% of other bands, the band travel the UK, Dubai & Europe full time performing at weddings, awards ceremonies and other corporate events.

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

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6. The Old School 90s Band
Average booking price: £1,674 (as of June 2020)
Location: London, UK

The Old School 90s Band bring the best of 1990s pop, dance, RnB and hip hop to your party, event or wedding.

Their line up of highly experienced professional musicians have all toured internationally as well as across the UK.

They faithfully recreate the spirit of the 90s. Get your glow sticks ready!

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7. NOMAD Lite
Average booking price: £1,750 (as of June 2020)
Location: London, UK

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

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

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

View more videos and read verified reviews of NOMAD Lite ➡️


8. Fusion Girls
Average booking price: £2,213 (as of June 2020)
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.

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.

You can check out more of our DJ Live wedding bands on this blog post.

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9. The Score
Average booking price: £996 (as of June 2020)
Location: Birmingham, UK

Playing literally hundreds of gigs throughout the UK per year, The Score function band can be relied on to provide top class live entertainment for your special evening.

They have an extremely broad repertoire and with hits from the 1960s through to today, you’re sure to be on the dance floor from the first song!

The band represents superb value for money and are the perfect fit for small- to medium-sized weddings in the UK.

One recent client described the band in their online review: "Brilliant musicians, excellent set list and just really nice blokes!" – we think that sums them up perfectly!

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10. Soul Destiny
Average booking price: £1,535 (as of June 2020)
Location: London, UK

Soul Destiny are an energetic party band with a fresh repertoire focused on modern Pop, Soul, 90s and R&B.

Expect to hear Rihanna, Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa, Beyonce and Drake mixed with classics like Prince, Michael Jackson and Chaka Khan.

Soul Destiny specialise in private entertainment and have built a reputation on high energy performances that make events unique and memorable occasions.

Soul Destiny provide top London session musicians that always guarantee electrifying performances.

Their members have a wealth of experience playing and recording for major artists such as John Newman, Rod Stewart, Kwabs, Clean Bandit and Jessie J, and the band has performed for brands such as Spotify at the company's London parties.

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11. Mashup Kings
Average booking price: £2,270 (as of June 2020)
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.

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

Mashup Kings are a Bristol 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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12. Trapstars
Average booking price: £2,000 (as of June 2020)
Location: London, UK

With glamorous vocalists, show-stopping sax and high impact percussion, Trapstars bring luxury, first-class entertainment to your event.

If it's an ultimate club atmosphere, Ibiza pool party or all-out 90s rave you are after, then Trapstars will bring this and more.

They provide a nightlife experience perfect for corporate events, club nights and luxury destination weddings.

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13. The Scene
Average booking price: £2,040 (as of June 2020)
Location: London, UK

The Scene ​have​ ​been​ ​playing​ ​together​ ​since​ ​2011.​ ​Since​ ​the​ ​beginning,​ ​there​ ​has​ ​always been​ ​one​ ​ambition...to​ ​entertain!

They offer a quartet of two guitars, double bass, drums and three-part harmonies with the addition of slide guitar to recreate a unique Americana style.

Not​ ​only​ ​are​ ​you​ ​seeing​ ​four​ ​experienced and​ ​trained​ ​musicians,...you​ ​are​ ​also​ ​seeing​ ​four​ ​good​ ​friends​ ​sharing​ ​a​ ​stage​ ​together.

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14. Ceilidh Twist
Average booking price: £1,782 (as of June 2020)
Location: London, UK

Ceilidh Twist are a professional ceilidh and covers band based in London. Established in 2000, we have the experience to know what makes a great ceilidh!

They have several TV credits to their name, having recently appeared on BBC1 'This Week', E4 'Made in Chelsea', ITV 'TOWIE' and Channel 4 'Gok Wann's Fashion Fix'.

Ceilidh Twist regularly play at destination weddings in Europe and beyond, recently performing in France (4 times), Malta (3 times), Dubai, Portugal, Italy and Jersey.

And they have upcoming weddings in the next year in France (twice more), Rome (again), Majorca, Spain and Tuscany!

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15. The Scottish Soul Collective
Average booking price: £2,559 (as of June 2020)
Location: Glasgow, Scotland

The Scottish Soul Collective are a first-class 2 to 11 piece soul 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!

View more videos and read verified reviews of The Scottish Soul Collective ➡️


16. The Charmers
Average booking price: £1,726 (as of June 2020)
Location: London, UK

The Charmers are a professional London-based party band.

They pride themselves on providing a high-quality live music experience and guarantee a fun-filled night for your guests.

They are in great demand to perform at wedding receptions, corporate events and private parties.

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We hope you've enjoyed reading this list of the best wedding bands UK has to offer in 2020.

FixTheMusic is a one-stop shop for booking outstanding professional bands, musicians and DJs – and it's completely free for you to use. We know that how to find a wedding band in the UK is not an easy thing to do, so we've made it simple to hire the best wedding music bands the UK has to offer.

Fill in the enquiry form to receive offers for your own wedding entertainment directly from hand-picked musicians. Once you've confirmed details with your preferred act, book and pay securely through our secure online checkout.

Thank you for reading this far! We'll be back next year with our list for 2021 of the finest wedding bands UK has to offer.

If you're planning your own wedding in the UK, what are your plans for the live music or entertainment on your special day? Tell us in the comments section below!

— 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.