Hire wedding and function music bands in London
Recent review: If you're looking for a band who will transform a tent full of people having quiet drinks into a raging fury of dance laughter merriment and general good times then BLAG are the act you're looking for. We booked them for a green and event to raise money to fight greenbelt destruction nearby and they
Recent review: Thank you Monika for such a holistic and warm performance. We were so pleased that you were willing to perform your own version of our favourite song on request; it was the icing on the cake for our special day. Your calm and friendly demeanour seemed to get the best out of our tiring crowd; not to
Recent review: So much fun! I booked these guys as my other half is a huge country fan (I myself wasn't convinced) but they turned up and right of the bat they had people up dancing, who knew I liked country music! Such a great evening and would highly recommend.
About: At the heart of every Earcandy act is a simple philosophy. Life isn’t about facts and figures. It’s about feelings. The moments that shape who we are, moments that bring us together. These moments are what we live for. That’s why our musical team buck the trend and develop our acts from scra
Recent review: The Spring Heeled Jacks provided an excellent evening's entertainment & all our guests remarked how much they enjoyed their music. The pace of instruction was suitable for a mixed audience & we only wish that we could of hired our venue for longer to enjoy the Spring Heeled Jacks for longer. I would
Recent review: Steel Band Members Thank you for giving the link to this website to express how successful you made our reception. I would firstly like to thank you again for performing at our wedding on the 25th March at the Brackenborough Hotel Lincolnshire. You guys really made the day and our guests loved your
Recent review: Would highly recommend Echoes! They were reliable & friendly to deal with and very professional. Brilliant set at a party with a wide range of ages all of whom thoroughly enjoyed the band. Great selection of music that appealed to all ages, was easy to dance to & kept everyone on the dance floor all
Recent review: Absolutely amazing. Julie and Jim were fantastic. They are very talented musicians as expected, but so friendly and accomodating, great communication throughout the booking, and mingled with our guests. This was a birthday party with people from 0-82 years old and everybody enjoyed themselves. They
Recent review: Massive thanks to you all for a fantastic night last night at our Village Ceilidh at St Johns Memorial Hall, Woking. We have enjoyed a few Ceilidhs / Barn Dances at the hall and I can honestly say you were by far the best band and caller we have had, the band sounded fabulous, sound was great in the
Recent review: Daniel is an absolutely amazing singer and was really generous with his time. He made the event very special for my parents, singing my fathers favourite Sinatra song. Can't thank him or recommend him highly enough.
About: Rio Brass was founded in 2018 with the intention of bringing the tradition of Carnival Blocos to London. Every year thousands gather in Rio streets and clubs to celebrate Carnival and to listen and party to the music of the many different Blocos "street bands" that the city has to offer. With that i
Recent review: Dear Jess We have just returned from a very long holiday after the party and I just wanted to say thank you so much for the music you provided for me. It was really thoughtful and beautifully performed. I have had nothing but good comments from my guests. I am so glad I chose you to help make the oc
About: Hello, we are Octavas - a young, highly versatile acoustic duo. We have been providing quality entertainment for over six years. Together we have performed hundreds of gigs at prestigious venues across the U.K and beyond. With our unique and exciting set list, you can feel sure that whatever you
Recent review: I thought your band were excellent, although l expected nothing less with the ex military hard core. From a dancers point of view, l loved the two sets, You nailed Jumping at the Savoy and 2 O'Clock Jump the highlights of that set!
About: The Pantasy Steel Band. The finest steel pan sounds around. We play across the country at weddings, birthday and other events. Our music is a good mix of some traditional Caribbean Music which is very chilled out and perfect in the background, through to more upbeat covers of reggae classics to ge
Recent review: ""You guys made our wedding!! You were enthusiastic, fun and fresh. The lead singer is totally filled with joy at all times and creates a wonderful atmosphere in the room. Having the extra brass members was totally worth it. Everyone had commented on you guys - thank you, thank you, thank you. I wou
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How to choose Function & Wedding Music Band in London for your event
Multi-genre London party and function bands
If you want your event entertainment to be a real stand-out, a pop or rock cover act might be just what you need. There are plenty of fantastic acts available for weddings, parties and corporate events, around the country, but you need to start your hunt for the right band early on.
Some cover bands will focus on just one artist, while others will cover a whole genre or a selection of musicians in a certain style. Decide which type of band works best for your function, and then start to narrow down the band options available to you. Ideally you want to see your shortlisted bands play live somewhere, before you commit to booking them for your event.
If you're hiring a cover band for a wedding, you might want the band to learn a specific song or songs for your first dance and specific parts of your evening, so make sure you book them well in advance and give them plenty of time to rehearse for your perfect event.
Jazz and Soul Party Bands
As vintage style has taken off over the last few years, we've seen more and more spectacular jazz, soul and swing acts emerging on the entertainment market. If you're having a Gatsby, vintage or retro theme for your wedding, you're likely to be spoilt for choice when it comes to finding a band for your wedding. The feel-good sounds of these performers are sure to get your guests on their feet, and with many acts happy to tailor their appearance to your theme, you're sure to get a show-stopping performance.
Before you hire your jazz, soul or swing wedding band, decide on the style and vibe you want to achieve, and establish how much space is available at your venue for performers. Some acts will have a very active, space-requiring show which may not be appropriate for smaller venues, where a harmonizing trio or acapella act might work better.
Tribute bands are always a hit at weddings, and with so many acts to choose from, with some careful research you're sure to find the right tribute act for your big day. Popular choices for a tribute performer or group include Elvis, The Beatles, Oasis and Adele, but there are countless other top tribute acts to suit your taste and set the tone for your evening.
Starting the search for your wedding tribute act is easiest if you already have a favourite band or artist in mind. This greatly narrows down the number of tribute bands to listen to and review before you make your final choice. Once you've watched all the gig videos and read the reviews, you should have a shortlist of two or three acts to go and see play live, and chat to about how your want your wedding reception entertainment to pan out. You can then finalise your decision and the set-list with your chosen band, including any favourite tracks that they definitely need to include for you and your guests.
String quartet for a wedding reception
One of the most beautiful accompaniments to a wedding reception is the string quartet. Typically providing stunning, classical sounds, the string quartet is a traditional choice for a sophisticated wedding, and one which will bring an extra touch of elegance and class to your reception. While many string quartets prefer to stick to the classics, there are also plenty of ensembles who will put their own spin on chart toppers and wedding hits, delivering unique performances that are sure to delight your guests and create lasting memories.
If you're looking to hire a string quartet for your wedding, there are a number of crucial things to consider. Obviously, you want the tone to be right, so decide if you want to stick to classical sounds or go for a more unique string quartet performance. Secondly, remember that the group will need sufficient space to set up and play their instruments, and may want to check out the acoustic set up of your venue ahead of the big day.