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The following bands, DJs, string quartets and violinists are all based in Italy, from Bologna in the north, through Florence and down to Puglia in southern Italy...

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On their profiles, you can watch their videos, read their verified reviews from clients on FixTheMusic, view recent event photos and enquire with them directly.

About Our Carefully Curated Selection of Wedding Bands for Hire in Italy

Our wedding bands have performed at notable venues, clubs, bars and hotels in Italy, including Hilltop Hamlet, Fra Lorenzo Relais, Ca Sagredo Hotel, The Vineyard, Villa Antiche Mura, Du Lac Et Du Parc, Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal, Villa San Crispolto, Villa Catignano, Volta Mantovana, Chiesa Del Carmine, Borgo Argiano, Montalto di Castro, Castello Di Bibbione, Località San Lorenzo, Castel Sant’Elia, Borgo Egnazia, Masseria Montalbano, Borgo San Lorenzo, Palazzo Mannocchi, Officina del Sole, Masseria Potenti, Il Casale Del Marchese and Castello di Vicarello.

As they are in such high demand, many of our live bands already have bookings up to two years in advance at some of the Italy venues above.

Have a read of our blog post listing the top 10 most popular wedding bands in Italy for 2021 based on confirmed bookings.

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

Our bands can be booked for corporate events, weddings, private parties, charity events and any other occasion where live music or entertainment is required!

FixTheMusic's cover bands perform in a variety of styles, from funk, blues, soul & Motown, acoustic, vintage and rock 'n' roll to R&B, Britpop, electro-swing and indie rock and pop covers.

We also have a range of outstanding acoustic roaming or strolling bands, a particularly popular genre to add another dimension to your event.

Italy is home to some of the world's greatest musicians, singers and DJs, many of whom have trained in prestigious music colleges and universities across Europe.

And yet it isn't always easy to find cover bands in Italy available for hire. FixTheMusic has spent years curating Italy's very best musicians – and made it easy for you to book them for your wedding or corporate event.

Aside from British & American pop, rock, soul and funk, many of our Italy bands can perform Italian songs, from traditional folk songs to Italian pop covers. For example, you could request that the band performs a small section of Italian songs in between their standard cover sets.

View Some Our Our Italy Wedding Bands and Musicians Performing Live

All of our Italian bands have promo videos as well as videos of live events so that you can get an exact idea for how they will perform at your wedding.

Our bands work hard to release regular video updates that are uploaded to their profiles.

View our list of Italy's best wedding bands ➡️

Below are just some of the videos of our most popular party bands in Italy but we have several more outstanding bands listed on FixTheMusic.

About FixTheMusic

FixTheMusic is a one-stop shop for booking amazing professional musicians anywhere in the world. And it's completely free for event planners to use.

Founded in 2015 by two brothers who share a passion for great live music, FixTheMusic is a new way to find and book hand-picked bands and musicians for weddings, private parties, corporate events and charity events.

As professional musicians, we realised how difficult it can be for event planners to find and book musicians for their event. So we decided to make it easy.

With FixTheMusic, all you need to do is tell us what you’re looking for and our system does the heavy lifting to get you offers from our carefully curated selection of amazing musicians.

We make it simple and secure for you to connect directly with the best musicians across the globe so you can book live music for any event within minutes.

We're regularly featured on forums and blogs so take a look at FixTheMusic in the press.

FixTheMusic is trusted by the world's most prestigious brands, universities and charities

FixTheMusic's corporate and government clients include Google, Facebook, Amazon, Samsung, Singapore Grand Prix, U.S. Department of State, The Premier League, The Crown Estate, Playstation, Hewlett-Packard, Pepsi, CHANEL, Dior, Bacardi, Sky Arts, L'Oréal, House of Fraser, The Ritz, The Savoy, Johnson & Johnson, Aldi, the British Army, Ministry of Defence, Virgin Sport, WPP, W Series, KPMG, Deloitte, The Economist, G4S, Lavazza, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, English Heritage, The Courtauld Institute of Art, The King's Fund and numerous luxury hotels and wedding planners around the world 🌍

FixTheMusic is proud to have provided live music for numerous charity fundraising events, including for WWF UK, The Zoological Society of London, The Royal British Legion, Shelter, The Genesis Research Trust and The Pituitary Foundation.

Local professional musicians and bands throughout the world

Beyond the UK, FixTheMusic has already helped clients find amazing local musicians and book UK-based bands for destination weddings and events as far afield as Cyprus, France, Malta, Monaco, Ibiza, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Croatia, Sweden, Norway, Finland, the Netherlands, Iceland, Finland, Poland, Dubai, Oman, Egypt, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Guinea, India, Israel, Singapore and China.

We have become specialists in providing outstanding wedding bands for weddings in France, Italy, Greece (and the Greek islands, especially Santorini), Spain, Portugal and Croatia.

We have ambitious plans to grow internationally over the coming years — we want FixTheMusic to be the first port of call for discovering and booking outstanding local musicians throughout the world; to become Airbnb for live music.

We're proud that we have received consistent 5-star reviews on Facebook and Google.

As well as offering only a carefully curated selection of hand-picked bands and musicians, we strive to provide world-class customer service so you can book with complete confidence. See what our clients say in our verified reviews.

You can read more about FixTheMusic and their team of Ed, Adam & Zazie here.

Wedding Music for Destination Weddings in Italy

Italy has become such a popular destination for weddings from Tuscany and Lake Como in the north to Rome and Puglia in the south.

Since 2015, we've been helping clients from all over the world to hire the finest local wedding bands Italy has to offer.

This could range from an outstanding pop covers band performing pop and rock from the 50s to current chart music, to an amazing jazz band performing classic Italian jazz as well as American jazz standards for a laid-back cocktail reception in Italy.

Our wedding bands in Italy have performed in all of the regions of Italy, including Abruzzo, Aosta Valley, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Le Marche, Liguria, Lombardy, Molise, Piedmont, Puglia, Sardinia, Sicily, Trentino-Alto Aldige, Tuscany, Umbria and Veneto.

They have performed in all the major cities in Italy, including Rome, Milan, Naples, Turin, Palermo, Genoa, Bologna, Florence, Bari, Catania, Venice, Verona, Messina, Padua, Trieste, Taranto, Brescia, Parma, Prato, Modena, Reggio Calabria, Reggio Emilia, Perugia, Ravenna, Livorno, Cagliari, Foggia, Rimini, Salerno and Ferrara. So if you're looking for the best wedding band Italy has to offer, get in touch and you'll receive quotes from bands available for hire within 24 hours or less.

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Wedding Band in Italy?

The average cost to hire a wedding band in Italy is 3,950 EUR. This is for a pop and rock covers band made up of 4 or 5 band members, e.g. The Somethings.

Our most popular Italy wedding band is Trio Toscano, whose average price for weddings and private parties in Italy is 2,636 EUR.

Larger groups (e.g. soul, funk and Motown bands in Italy) will cost more as there are more musicians and singers in the band. They can cost up to 4,000 - 6,000 EUR.

Other factors that will affect the cost of hiring a wedding band will be travel expenses – e.g. if the band has to travel from the south of Italy to a venue in the north, then the cost will be increased significantly.

We also have some outstanding larger bands, which feature a full horn section (usually saxophone, trumpet and sometimes trombone). These line-ups deliver the wow factor for weddings and corporate events, and there are several of these bands located in Italy.

View Some of Our Most Popular Cover Bands Performing Live...

If you're looking to hire a brilliantly fun and charismatic band for your wedding, you've come to the right place.

FixTheMusic is free to use – we're a secure platform for liaising with and booking outstanding musicians worldwide.

On their profiles, you can watch their videos, read their verified reviews from clients on FixTheMusic, view recent event photos and enquire with them directly.

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

Here are some of our most in-demand function bands performing live...

Why people love FixTheMusic
The Magic of a Destination Wedding in Italy With Amazing Local Live Music. Here Are Some FAQs...

There is an incredible amount of musical talent in Italy and a thriving cover band scene. FixTheMusic is proud to have curated a comprehensive selection of Italian wedding bands – young, dynamic and cool bands who know how to delight crowds, large and small.

Which are the most popular locations for destination weddings in Italy?

The most popular areas for destination weddings are Tuscany, Puglia and Rome...we have dozens of superb wedding bands available in each of these locations.

Should I hire a wedding planner for a destination wedding in Italy?

Most couples looking to marry in Italy will hire a wedding planner to smooth the process for them. We work with the most experienced and reliable wedding planners in the country, so please get in touch if you need advice about this.

What is the SIAE tax for hiring live music in Italy?

It's a licence fee that couples must pay if they wish to have a live band perform cover songs at their wedding. The fee is distributed to copyright holders of the songs performed. Italian authorities can be notoriously strict about this, and it is the event booker's responsibility to obtain the licence. There's more information in this blog post.

Do you also offer other wedding entertainment?

Yes, at FixTheMusic we have a full range of entertainment options for live music. This includes acoustic duos, DJs, saxophonists, string quartets and other musicians. There are also several non-music acts like fire dancers, wedding photographers and caricaturists!

Some Selected Reviews of Our Italian Wedding Bands...
Review of The Puppets (5-piece pop wedding band with male & female vocals) by Eleonora Hornung

"My husband and I booked The Puppets for our wedding on the 3rd September 2019. We would like to write a review for you to add to their profile. The Puppets were outstanding. Their performance was professional and flawless. We had such an amazing time and all of our guests enjoyed their performance so much. We would highly recommend this band, the were professional and efficient from start to end. Many thanks and best regards, Eleonora and Alexander."

Review of Trio Toscano (3-piece pop & rock wedding band with male vocals) by Ali Fairweather & Charlie Rix

"Hi Marco, Thanks so much for playing for us on Sunday. You guys were great and all of the guests really enjoyed it. So sorry that we didn’t really introduce ourselves properly. It was all a bit chaotic because the dinner had overrun. Also, apologies that you weren’t able to play the full set as planned but we really appreciate you keeping the music on while you were packing up. Many thanks again and let us know if you’d like us to leave a review anywhere. Best Regards."

Review of The Somethings (Tuscany wedding band) by Jodi Dunkley

As one client recently said in a review of FixTheMusic...

"Absolutely outstanding. When you are organizing the biggest day of your life with the added constraints of having a wedding abroad, what you need around you is contacts that are understanding, great at communicating and strive to help you create the most perfect day of your lives. Ed and his team are all of the above and then some. Exceptional communication, even when a small concern popped into my head late at night, my enquiry was dealt with instantly and I was put at ease.

FixTheMusic's website is simple to use and gives you so many options. Such a great experience. Being a covers band fan, I truly wanted a covers band at my recent wedding. Traveling from England to be married in the beautiful Tuscan hills, I initially thought finding a band was going to be difficult, especially with the language barrier. However, with my first google search for a Tuscan band, FixTheMusic popped up.

The website was so easy to use, my partner and myself instantly found bands of our desired area. We could then watch YouTube clips of the artists. This is where we feel in love with The Florentine covers band “The Somethings”. Wow now here is an exceptional band that were rehearsed to perfection and gave us the best show we have ever seen. Fabio, the lead guitarist and spokes person for the band bent head over backwards to provide us with the most perfect day. We asked if the band would mind if they learned a new song, our song to be played as our first dance. They were happy to do this and completely smashed it. What a performance.

Also, we asked if Fabio and his fabulous lead singer Chiara, would do a small acoustic set for our wedding ceremony. Also this was not a problem. Their performance here was so emotional that there was not a dry eye. They created the most intense magical moments for that will live with us and our guests for the rest of our lives. We can not thank them enough and we fully recommend them over and over as the best covers band we have ever seen.

So all in all from Ed, his team and The Somethings, we had the most exceptional service ever and made our wedding planning journey a dream. Thank you to each and every one of you. Jodi & Dee xx"

Review of The Florence Jazz Band (4-piece jazz & swing band with female vocals) by Ben Wilson

"The Florence Jazz Band made our special occasion the best night of our whole trip to Italy. They provided the perfect ambiance for a beautiful afternoon cocktail party and then dinner. We felt very lucky to have word-class jazz musicians playing live at our event. Camilla was my contact with the band (the singer) and she was very easy to communicate with and simply a lovely person. She even had one of the kids up on stage with her for a song! If ever back in Italy and planning something like this again, I would certainly contact them for another show."

Review of The Sonics (pop covers wedding band based in Rome) by Manuel Bravi

"Contattiamo la band per il nostro matrimonio, subito siamo colpiti dalla professionalità, dalla cortesia e dalla disponibilità che Pino mette a nostra disposizione. Al nostro evento abbiamo ricevuto solo complimenti dai nostri invitati per la scelta della band. La musica che propongono varia dagli anni 70 ai tempi d'oggi con una varia scelta di brani per i singoli momenti della cerimonia. Per una band di cinque persone con questo livello di professionalità, quello che si paga è stato il giusto prezzo per rendere indimenticabile l'evento. Grazie Sonics. Manuel e Ilenia."

Review of Cosmic (wedding & party band based in Rome) by Lorraine Meehan

"THE best band I have ever seen with the most amazing, fabulous musicians! From the 1st song till the last, we were dancing. AMAZING!!!"

Review of The Prodigal Duo (professional pop covers duo based in Tuscany, Italy) by Rob Blake

"These guys were amazing, like other reviews, all our guests were raving about them afterwards, about how they could go from Bruce Springsteen to Frank Sinatra with such ease and sound so good! Their rendition of Sweet Home Alabama was superb, especially as we had six people from Alabama in our wedding party. Even though I booked them for our wedding, my now wife had arranged with them in secret to sing a song with them for me and they made her feel relaxed and able to give a great surprise performance. Unfortunately we were running late with the wedding schedule so we weren't able to give them as much time as we would have liked (and probably them too) to play, but I would not hesitate to book these guys again. The only thing I would say thing to improve upon is replying quicker to email communication as this was the first time I had used FixTheMusic, but after having them play, everything truly was great. Thank you so much! Rob & Susanna."

Review of The Florence String Quartet (professional string group available to hire at weddings and events in Tuscany and throughout Italy) by Charlie Juul

"They were absolutely delightful! They were professional and lovely and played amazing songs. They played the tunes we picked for our ceremony beautifully and then they stayed for the cocktail hour and played some more. We just left it for them to play whatever they wanted but made sure they were known tunes and they played a great mix of movies, classical and pop songs that everyone knew. Would definitely recommend them! Very easy to deal with, good price and from what I can gather they have several options. We could only afford a violinist and a cellist but they were very accommodating. I said what my budget was and asked what I could get and they sent through a couple of options! Would defo book them again!"

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Hiring a Party Band or Wedding Band...

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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How early should I book a wedding 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 wedding bands 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 long do most wedding bands perform for?

Most bands play 2 x 45 minute or 2 x 1 hour live sets at weddings. Some bands will play for longer than this. The bands will usually tell you how long their sets are when they provide you with their quote.

What happens between and after the wedding band's 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. It's worth checking the details of this with the band, as some wedding bands only provide the live music and prefer to leave the rest of the evening's music to the couple or a professional DJ.

Can I choose the music that the wedding band plays 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. You should check this with the band first, as not all bands are comfortable with others using their own equipment.

What songs will wedding bands 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. The set list will change throughout the year, as the band adds and removes songs.

Will the wedding 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, 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 wedding 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 wedding 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 wedding 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 wedding band finish?

Most bands expect to finish by midnight. This suits most weddings as the majority of venues require live music to stop by this time.

Can the wedding band stay later than midnight?

Usually, yes, the band can finish after midnight. But bands will normally charge a slightly higher fee for this later finish, and this should be arranged with the band in advance.

Can I use the wedding 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 wedding 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. Not all bands in Europe provide their own equipment (e.g. they might not bring lighting), so you may wish to check this before booking.

Do wedding bands 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 wedding 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 perform or sing with the wedding 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 wedding 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 wedding 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 wedding band?

Professional wedding bands will normally 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 wedding 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 do wedding bands 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 wedding 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.

Can wedding bands play outside?

If you’re getting married in Europe, 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 weather isn’t always 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 or sun 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 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.