Top UK Wedding Bands
If you are arranging your wedding reception in the UK, you are probably considering hiring a band to entertain your guests during the evening. Sometimes it is hard to know where to begin when looking for the right band to play at your celebration, and if you decide to approach an entertainment agency you will be faced with a higher bill as the agent will add their own fee on top of the hire charge. As it can also be difficult to make a decision about which band to choose, we list here some of the top wedding bands in the UK to help you make a choice to best suit your requirements and to help you save money.
The Fabulous Hurricanes
If you are looking for an upbeat band to make your reception go with a swing, The Fabulous Hurricanes are a great choice. Specialising in 50s rock and roll, 60s rhythm and blues and 70s funk, this band will make sure that your guests boogie the night away. The band comes in various configurations from 4 pieces right up to 12, so you can select the size to best suit your venue, and they offer a range of dance floor classics from their high energy performers. Covering the whole of the UK and Europe, this band can be hired from a minimum of £2,500.
A band with an impressive pedigree having played for Sir Paul McCartney, Urban Blue bring a host of party classics to your special day. Whether you are looking for some sophisticated swing or jazz to accompany your reception or want your guests to pack the dance floor to upbeat funk, pop and soul numbers, this energetic and popular band is a great choice. With a decade of experience in the wedding music industry, this talented group is able to tailor their set to give you the ultimate entertainment experience. Prices begin at just £650 for background music up to around £1,400 for a 5 or 6 piece band, and although they are based in Surrey and London, they can travel throughout the world.
Radio Kings Band
If you are based in the north of England and are looking for a premium wedding band for your reception, the Radio Kings Band could be the ideal choice for you. With a choice of configurations from 3 to 14 pieces in order to fit in with your venue's requirements, this group cover all kinds of musical styles and are happy to accommodate the bride and groom's preferences, covering any and all aspects from the ceremony to cocktail hour or party music for the guests to dance the night away. The professional musicians have worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry, from The Shires to George Michael and their personal touch makes working with this group a pleasure.
If you are searching for a wedding band that will allow you to make special requests, PianoFactor is the band for you. This award winning party band have performed at venues across the length and breadth of the country and know everything there is to know about keeping wedding couples happy with their reliable and professional service. Guests are invited to request their favourite tunes and PianoFactor is happy to oblige thanks to their impressive repertoire of more than 1500 songs that caters for all styles and ages. With plenty of enthusiasm and energy, you can be sure that PianoFactor will get your party off to a great start, and they even offer complete wedding packages that include a professional DJ and live music over drinks.
The Bright Sparks
Praised as a “Proper Rock N Roll Band” by the Sunday Times, the Bright Sparks have years of experience in the wedding music industry and offer an energetic, rocking vibe that will get your dance floor jumping. Comprised of some of London's top musicians, this band has a track record that encompasses weddings, parties, shows and events and are dedicated to tailoring their set to perfectly match your requirements. Band members are always on hand to discuss the bride and groom's needs and preferences and you can be sure of a 100% authentic performance.
For brides and grooms who are based in London, this six piece band is a sensation wedding reception choice. Playing a fascinating mix of modern musical hits in a 1920s swing style, Gatsby's Jukebox is perfect for a sophisticated celebration. Offering well known songs from artists such as Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Sam Smith and Daft Punk, this band bring the roaring 20s back to life so that your guests will enjoy the party of a lifetime. A disco package also comes as standard alongside the professional live set for a complete night of entertainment.