Hiring an Indie Rock Wedding Band – a Short Guide

10 FEBRUARY 2019
Blog post by Adam Southall
Estimated read time: 3 minutes

Over recent years, many couples tying the knot have been looking for something a bit different for the musical entertainment on their special day, as opposed to the standard wedding music genres of pop, funk and soul.

Often this means songs that the couple and their friends grew up listening to, and as such, one of the most dominant genres of music in the first part of the 21st century...indie rock.

The UK witnessed a great flourishing of indie rock talent in the first decade of the 21st century, as bands like Snow Patrol, Keane and Coldplay experienced huge commercial success.

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In more recent years, bands like The Vaccines, Foals and Florence + the Machine continued to attract large fanbases.

As such a dominant musical genre in recent years, it’s no surprise that couples want to hire an indie rock wedding band for their special day, or at least a cover band that can perform a substantial amount of indie rock classics.

There are several bands on FixTheMusic that specialise in this style of music.

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

Here are the 7 most popular indie rock wedding bands in the UK based on confirmed bookings for 2020 and 2021...

1. The Vitals
2. Majesty
3. Rock Out
4. The Manhattans
5. The Chiefs
6. The Caves
7. The Score

So if you’re in the mood for hiring a band to perform more Arctic Monkeys and Kaiser Chiefs and less Stevie Wonder and ABBA, you’ve come to the right place!

Let's take a closer look at the most in-demand indie rock wedding bands in the UK this year...

1. The Vitals
Average booking price: £1,417 (as of November 2020)
Location: London, UK

The Vitals are a high-energy indie rock trio who specialise in playing weddings and corporate events throughout the UK and Europe.

The band have vast experience within the industry with members having performed with artists such as Chaka Kahn, Josh Groban, James McCartney, Michael Buble and Gary Barlow to name but a few.

You can rest assured that their musical talents will be matched by their experience and professionalism at your event.

This talented group of musicians have a finely tuned back catalogue of songs in their repertoire, perfect for weddings, private parties and corporate events.

The band cover an eclectic range of artists and styles to include everything from The Beatles, Guns & Roses & The Foo Fighters to other famous artists such as The Killers, Kings Of Leon, Blur & The Strokes.

Based in the South of England, The Vitals are available to hire throughout the UK and Europe.

The band comes fully equipped with lighting and PA system so you won't need to provide a thing. For more information please get in touch.

For UK events, The Vitals will generally provide:

  • A fantastic fully live professional 3-piece band with male vocals
  • Up to 2 hours of live music (split into 2 x 60 or 3 x 40 minute sets)
  • Quality PA system and stage lighting
  • Pre-mixed disco between sets (So the entire evening of music is covered)
  • PAT Tested equipment and Public Liability Insurance
  • Your choice of first dance or special request performed live

So if you're looking to hire the finest indie rock wedding band London, UK has to offer, get in touch with The Vitals.

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2. Majesty
Average booking price: £1,526 (as of November 2020)
Location: South Wales

Majesty are an outstanding indie rock wedding band based in the UK, available to perform at weddings, corporate events and private parties.

With endless super cool tunes, bags of charisma and rockstar good looks, this epic line up will bring your event to life.

Majesty are fast becoming one of the most in-demand indie rock wedding and corporate event bands in the UK.

Their repertoire includes massive smash hits from George Ezra, Hozier, Mumford & Sons, Bastille, Ed Sheeran, James Bay, Fratellis, Kaiser Chiefs, Kings OF Leon, Killers and many more. The very best chart anthems of recent years.

Majesty have fast become one of the most in-demand wedding and corporate event bands in the UK. They are based in South Wales but travel internationally performing at top events across the globe.

Their starry image will undoubtedly appeal to the ladies and the guys get to rock out to their favourite indie hits. Everyone is a winner with this irresistible party band.

Guaranteed to get everyone on the dance floor. This cool, stylish, indie rock band are the real deal. If you want the “the best band we have ever seen” at your event get in touch.

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3. Rock Out
Average booking price: £1,637 (as of November 2020)
Location: London

Rock Out have made a name for themselves as one of the top UK and international cover bands, playing at some of the largest events around the world.

Their experience is second to none, performing at corporate events such as the Formula 1 in Bahrain, The Carlsberg Festival in Verbier, the TIGI Awards, ITV Awards and the Rugby League qualifiers at the Millennium stadium and many other notable venues such as the NEC, The Cardiff City Stadium and The Gherkin in London.

Rock Out are the perfect cover band for hire for weddings and events worldwide.

They are one of the leading UK and international pop, rock and indie bands for hire.

Consisting of a collection of top session musicians, they are one of the most talented and professional corporate/function bands to hire.

They have one of the most varied set lists in the business and between them, they have a wealth of experience in the music industry.

Performing many of the best hits from the last four decades, they pride themselves on accurate covers of the originals, and in a lot of cases have been said to be even better than the real thing.

They provide a friendly, professional service from the initial booking enquiry right through to the end of every event.

The band work to an exceptionally high standard as musicians and maintain a professional attitude at all times.

Performing at endless corporate events, charity events, weddings, private parties, graduation parties, Summer balls and even bar mitzvahs, Rock Out travel all over the world playing at many of the biggest events.

Previous clients include the Royal College of Music, Pinewood Studios, Barclays, Disney, BMW, the Royal Air Force, Sandown Racecourse, Chester Racecourse, The Royal Navy, Halifax, Cadburys, The British Motorcycle Federation, Ben Jones (Absolute Radio DJ), Sheraton Hotel chain in Poland, Live venues in Meribel, France during ski seasons and many, many more.

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4. The Manhattans
Average booking price: £2,019 (as of November 2020)
Location: Watford, Hertfordshire

The Manhattans are a high-energy pop & rock covers band based in 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.

Lead singer Sam can also be booked as a soloist via FixTheMusic.

The Manhattans are one of the most in-demand wedding bands in the UK so please enquire early!

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.

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.

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 (The Manhattan Roamers), perfect for drinks receptions, as well as a solo pianist-singer, Sam Stewart.

So if you're looking to hire the finest pop & rock wedding band Hertfordshire has to offer, get in touch with The Manhattans.

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

  • Dubai
  • Provence, France
  • Santorini, Greece
  • Notley Abbey, Aylesbury, UK
  • Harpenden, UK
  • Sifnos, Greece
  • Somerleyton, UK
  • Castello di Meleto, Chianti, Italy
  • Wantage, UK
  • Leeds Castle, Maidstone, UK
  • Hotel du Vin Glasgow, Devonshire Gardens, Glasgow, UK
  • Westenhanger, Kent, UK
  • Fulham Palace, London, UK

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5. The Chiefs
Average booking price: £1,623 (as of November 2020)
Location: Brighton, East Sussex

The Chiefs are regarded as one of the best indie rock covers bands in the UK. Cool, fun and full of energy, they’ll give you a night of rocking live entertainment to remember forever.

A perfect choice if you are looking for something different to the average wedding band and want to bring the sounds of your favourite festival headliners to your event or party.

If you love bands like The Killers, Kings Of Leon, Kaiser Chiefs, Arctic Monkeys, Kooks, Blur, to name a few, The Chiefs is the band to book.

This professional 4-piece band of exceptional full-time musicians are proving a popular choice for wedding and party bookers, as well as popular venues throughout the south of the UK.

Including Brighton and West Sussex venues: THE GRAND, PANGDEAN BARN, SOUTHEND FARM BARN, SOUTH LODGE HOTEL and GRAVETYE MANOR.

The Chiefs are the ideal live party entertainment for weddings, corporate events, nightclubs, forces balls and festivals. Previous clients include ACCENTURE, THE BRITISH ARMY, RAF, ROEDEAN SCHOOL and many more.

If you’re looking to book an authentic indie rock band with bags of enthusiasm, a huge set list of cool, current and classic rock anthems, and an evening of live music you won’t forget. The Chiefs are the band for you!

The Chiefs will provide for your event:

  • A fantastic fully live professional 4-piece band
  • Up to 2 hours of live music (split into sets as required)
  • Quality PA system, stage lighting & professional sound engineer
  • Pre-mixed disco between sets (So the entire evening of music is covered)
  • PAT Tested equipment and Public Liability Insurance
  • Your choice of first dance or special request performed live

View more videos and read verified reviews of The Chiefs ➡️


6. The Caves
Average booking price: £1,649 (as of November 2020)
Location: London

The Caves are available for public and private hire including weddings, parties, corporate events and much more!

They bring with them tons of enthusiasm and professionalism that guarantee an evening to remember.

The Caves offer a classic covers setlist consisting of a varied array of genres dating back five decades to present day.

The Caves will tailor each set to suit specific requirements ensuring you will receive the music you need to get your party going...

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7. The Score
Average booking price: £1,089 (as of November 2020)
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

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.

So let The Score 3-piece band take the stress out of booking the live music for your party, wedding or corporate event!

The Score are perfect for festival-themed wedding receptions and just about any other private hire function.

We offer a free DJ set after the live band with every booking!

We have an extremely broad repertoire as you will see from our sample song list below.

With hits from the 1960s through to today, you’re sure to be on the dance floor from the first song!

You might be surprised to discover that we can also provide a DJ service to complement the live music.

As a professional, hard-working wedding reception band, you can be assured that The Score band use only top of the range equipment.

This includes instruments, amplifiers, a sound system and lights – all the equipment a top wedding music band needs to perform.

We can perform for approximately two hours, and this is usually broken into two sets. We can set up our equipment in a compact space that will allow you and your guests plenty of space to dance in.

We will work with the space available and will set up in a convenient and unobtrusive way.

We usually take approximately one hour to set up. All equipment will be checked and the band will be ready to perform within this time.

We perform at weddings and functions throughout the Midlands.

We hold public liability insurance (a requirement of most wedding venues) and all our equipment is PAT certified at regular intervals.

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

  • The Grand Lodge, Oaklands, East Yorkshire
  • Cliddesden
  • Wood Farm, Daventry
  • Luton
  • Stockport
  • Findon, Worthing
  • Meadway Hall, Compton Dundon, Somerton
  • Ampthill, Bedford
  • Dovecliff Hall Hotel, Burton-on-Trent
  • Newton Blossomville, Bedford
  • Sunninghill, Ascot
  • Farnham
  • Matlock

So if you're looking to hire the finest pop covers band Birmingham has to offer for your wedding or event, get in touch with The Score.

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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.