The Top 10 Wedding Bands in the UK For 2019 (With Prices)

05 APRIL 2019
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 the 10 most popular wedding bands in the UK on FixTheMusic, based on the number of their confirmed bookings in 2019.

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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.

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

View our complete list of outstanding wedding bands in the UK ➡️

Some of these wedding party bands can also incorporate a horn section (trumpet, saxophone and trombone), as well as electric string instruments 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.

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 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.

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

In addition to our top 10 bands, we have also included some of our trending UK wedding cover bands who have become very popular on our platform in recent months. These wedding band recommendations are based on the number of bookings they have received from real wedding couples in the UK.

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Here's the list of the 10 best wedding bands in the UK for 2019...

1. Scintillate
2. NOMAD
3. The Manhattans
4. Mashup Kings
5. The Power
6. The Nauticals
7. Wandering Three
8. Mashup Kings
9. The Score
10. Soul Destiny

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 July 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. They are without doubt the function band to book for your event!

Here are just some of the locations where Scintillate have been booked by clients on FixTheMusic...Son Termes, Carr. de s’esgleieta, Bunyola, Spain; Cabanas Velhas Beach, Budens, Portugal; Monte Pego, Spain; Grand Convento di Amalfi, Salerno, Italy; Santorini; Dourakis Winery, Crete; Kimpton; Fitzroy London Hotel; Galu Seaside, Larnaca, Cyprus; Castell de Sant Marçal, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain; Saint-Martory, France; Massugas, France.

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2. NOMAD
Average booking price: £2,402 (as of July 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. The band usually performs as a 4-piece line-up, but can be expanded to a 5-piece wedding band, including sax player.

Previous clients include Facebook, Google, Manchester United Football Club, Ted Baker, Coca Cola and Hampton Court Palace, amongst many other prestigious organisations and venues. NOMAD are the UK's ultimate interactive wedding band.

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3. The Manhattans
Average booking price: £2,022 (as of July 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, and are widely considered to be one of the best rock wedding bands London and the UK has to offer.

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.

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4. Fusion Girls
Average booking price: £2,213 (as of July 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. They're the perfect solution, especially if you're finding it hard to decide between whether to book a wedding band or DJ.

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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5. The Power
Average booking price: £5,073 (as of July 2020)
Location: London, UK

The Power have consistently delighted wedding guests since joining FixTheMusic in 2017. They are a high-energy, versatile wedding reception band with male and female vocals, featuring a full horn section and many other additional band members.

They feature outstanding musicianship and a huge repertoire list, from old-school soul, funk and rock 'n' roll through to modern pop and dance covers.

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.

View more videos and read verified reviews of The Power ➡️


6. The Nauticals
Average booking price: £1,423 (as of July 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 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.

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.

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

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7. Wandering Three
Average booking price: £1,405 (as of July 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. 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!

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).

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.

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8. Mashup Kings
Average booking price: £2,103 (as of July 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.

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!

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9. The Score
Average booking price: £996 (as of July 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 July 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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Aside from the top 10 wedding bands we've listed above, we would also like to share with you some of FixTheMusic's trending bands, who have become very popular in recent months. These are also widely considered to be some of the best wedding band hire options in the UK.

The Scottish Soul Collective
Average booking price: £2,559 (as of July 2020)
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.

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


The Old School 90s Band
Average booking price: £1,674 (as of July 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!

View more videos and read verified reviews of The Old School 90s Band ➡️


NOMAD Lite
Average booking price: £1,750 (as of July 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 ➡️


The Charmers
Average booking price: £1,736 (as of July 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.

View more videos and read verified reviews of The Charmers ➡️


Ceilidh Twist
Average booking price: £1,792 (as of July 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!

View more videos and read verified reviews of Ceilidh Twist ➡️


Trapstars
Average booking price: £2,000 (as of July 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.

As one of the UK's best wedding bands for hire, they provide a nightlife experience perfect for corporate events, club nights and luxury destination weddings: the ultimate dance music wedding band.

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We hope you've enjoyed reading this list of the best wedding bands UK has to offer in 2019.

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

We pride ourselves on being the best wedding band finder website in the UK and throughout Europe, providing unique and cool wedding bands and DJs, music and entertainment for thousands of weddings each year, and making it simple to find outstanding live bands for hire. Finding outstanding wedding music and entertainment has never been easier.

Fill in the enquiry form to receive offers for your own wedding entertainment directly from hand-picked musicians and local function bands in the UK. Finding a "wedding band near me" or "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.

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:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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 wedding band for 2019 is roughly £285 to £335, so an acoustic duo would charge in the region of £570 to £670, a three-piece band charges approximately £855 to £1,005 and a four-piece band would cost about £1140 to £1,340 to hire for the evening’s entertainment.

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 2019 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 2019.

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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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.