The UK is home to some of the finest wedding bands in Europe...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings.
In this blog post, we'll list out the 10 most popular wedding bands in the UK with male & female vocals 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 event truly memorable.
Here's the list of the 10 best wedding bands in the UK with male & female vocals for 2020...
1. The Nauticals
2. The Charmers
3. The Scottish Soul Collective
6. The Inside Groove
7. The Legends Collective
8. Urban Dynamite
9. The Power
10. The Upshots
So let's take a closer look at the most in-demand wedding bands in the UK with male & female vocals this year...
1. The Nauticals
Average booking price: £1,904 (as of October 2020)
The Nauticals are a 4 piece rock and pop covers band consisting of both male and female lead vocals.
We specialize in weddings, corporate events, private functions and anywhere else that requires a young professional and highly experienced party band.
The Nauticals are regarded as one of the best wedding bands London has to offer for parties and events in South East England.
We love playing anything that makes sure the dancefloor is kept busy all night. Whether it’s Elvis or Ed Sheeran, we’ve got it covered.
Our standard service includes 2 x 60 minutes (or 3 x 40 minutes) of live music up until midnight (which can be extended).
We also include free DJ music in between and after our sets so there’s no need to hire a DJ.
We are fully equipped with our own top spec PA & lighting rig - all we need is a couple of plug sockets and we’re good to go!
What sets us apart from most other 4 piece bands is our ability to adapt our instrumental lineup without adding additional band members.
Our 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.
We also offer an additional saxophone club set after our band performances to keep the party going for you and your guests.
Our drummer is also a fantastic keys player and our guitarist also plays drums which means we can swap around if you have a special request or a live first dance that requires anything more than the standard guitar, drums and bass 4 piece lineup.
We’ve been fortunate enough to have travelled all over the UK, Europe and the Middle East performing at corporate events, weddings and five star hotels as well as many prestigious venues including the The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Stadium, The Royal Albert Hall, NEC Birmingham, Leeds Castle, O2 Academies, VEGA Copenhagen, Kensington Roof Gardens.
We’ve also worked with some well known celebrities such as Jahméne Douglas, Conor Maynard, Chas ‘n’ Dave, Chris Kamara and more.
We perform at around 150 events every year and playing in the band is our full time job which we’re very happy about!
It also means that we take it seriously and we always do our very best to make sure every client is 100% satisfied. We have plenty of reviews and testimonials to back this up.
We’re based in London but are used to travelling all over the UK for weddings up and down the country. One night we’ll be in Liverpool and then off to Dorset for the next one!
So if you're looking to hire the finest party band London has to offer for your corporate event or wedding, get in touch with The Nauticals.
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2. The Charmers
Average booking price: £1,533 (as of October 2020)
The Charmers are a professional London-based party band.
We pride ourselves and our clients by providing a high-quality live music experience and guarantee a fun filled night for your guests.
We are in great demand to perform at wedding receptions, corporate events and private parties.
The band is fronted by our amazing female lead vocalist and is supported by three top London young musicians, who have been playing all over the globe for several years (Marit, Will, Leo and Ollie).
Our repertoire consists of music that will keep you dancing all night long. From good old Motown classics, Disco and Funk hits, guitar-shredding rock, present smash hits and also some slow smooth classics.
The Charmers come with their own light system, PA system and sound guy, to make sure that everything runs smoothly. We are also able to provide additional services, which may include, keyboard player, horn section and a DJ.
We make sure that you'll get what you need for your special occasion by making a tailored package to suit your needs!
We also offer a Jazz quartet/trio and a guitar and vocal duo, which works best for dinners/receptions as background music.
Once dinner is over and it’s time to get the party started, The Charmers are more than equipped to get everyone dancing and will make sure that your guests have the best day of their lives and a night to remember.
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3. The Scottish Soul Collective
Average booking price: £2,426 (as of October 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, the band is always bring the party and pack the dance floor! The Scottish Soul Collective is widely considered to be the best soul wedding band in Scotland.
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.
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.
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.
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Average booking price: £2,805 (as of October 2020)
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.
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 brass for an extra fee.
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).
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Average booking price: £2,526 (as of October 2020)
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!
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.
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.
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6. The Inside Groove
Average booking price: £3,688 (as of October 2020)
The Inside Groove are an outstanding covers band who perform worldwide at weddings, high-end corporate events and private parties.
Founded in 2017, we are known for our ability to pack the dance floor as we perform our upbeat and eclectic repertoire.
Our artists have previous experience supporting world-renowned artists including Craig David, Chase & Status, Maverick Sabre and Jorja Smith.
Our band members have played world-famous festivals, venues and TV shows, including Glastonbury, Royal Albert Hall, Later Live with Jools Holland and Radio 1 Live Lounge.
Our setlists are designed with your specific event in mind – plus we offer optional extras including cocktail sets and live DJ sets with optional live musicians.
We have professional sound & light rigs suitable for all budgets and venue sizes.
Our performers are very experienced in getting the crowd going, and members of the band can be found playing in some of London's most prestigious venues, bars, restaurants and clubs.
So if you're looking to hire one of the finest function bands London has to offer for your wedding or event, get in touch with The Inside Groove!
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7. The Legends Collective
Average booking price: £5,571 (as of October 2020)
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!
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.
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.
So, if you’re looking to hire one of London’s greatest wedding & party showbands, look no further than The Legends Collective and get in touch today!
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8. Urban Dynamite
Average booking price: £6,215 (as of October 2020)
Urban Dynamite was born with the idea that entertainment should bring joy to people's lives.
The aim is to break the mould by carefully redesigning song lists to include the songs that make you sing, dance and smile.
Urban Dynamite understand that you need the best entertainment possible for your event, and we deliver every time.
Entertainment isn't just about music. It's about creating unforgettable experiences that create lasting memories for years to come.
Our musicians are seasoned professionals, with international touring, TV and recording credits including Rod Stewart, Take That, Robyn, Cee Lo Green, Duran Duran, Olly Murs, Simply Red, Jess Glynne, Jason Derulo, The Maccabees, Rita Ora, The Brand New Heavies, Kwabs, Hans Zimmer, The Levelers, Hurts, Iggy Azalea, Rizzle Kicks, Craig David, Katie Melua and Smokey Robinson.
Urban Dynamite's musicians take great pride in their craft, have a great attitude towards their work and, above all, love what they do – and it shows. Our talent really shines out above the rest.
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9. The Power
Average booking price: £4,885 (as of October 2020)
The Power is an electrifying, interactive band available to hire for every imaginable event.
They take pride in their ability to turn any party, large or small, into an unforgettable, unique affair.
The Power have recently been booked on FixTheMusic for a private event at Borgo San Felice in Tuscany, Italy.
Their experience and versatility allows them to carefully tailor their sets to your crowd and their approach of combining fantastic music with flamboyant showmanship is what gives them their reputation.
They can create a bespoke line-up, perfect for your event, from our standard 5 piece, right up to a luxury 16 piece including horns, multiple vocalists and dancers.
The Power can also provide quality DJs, Jazz Trios, and Acoustic Duos for more intimate moments.
Their talented, professional personnel have toured and worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry including All Saints, Clean Bandit, Enrique Iglesias, Girls Aloud, Jennifer Lopez, Jessie J, Katherine Jenkins, Lana Del Rey, Leona Lewis, Kylie Minogue, Mary J Blige, Michael Kiwanuka, Muse, Professor Green, Rod Stewart, The Brand New Heavies, The Foundations and The Human League.
So if you're looking to hire the finest luxury band London has to offer, get in touch with The Power.
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10. The Upshots
Average booking price: £3,989 (as of October 2020)
The Upshots are a London based events band like no other.
Performing current pop to classic soul & Motown, this slick 4-7 piece 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!
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 4 - 7 piece line-ups and all in between!
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— Adam is a co-founder of FixTheMusic and works on everything from copywriting and marketing to design and user experience. He studied Music at Cambridge University. Adam is a keen pianist, and also learned cello and trumpet from an early age.