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  • Prices from £1,305

    Algorhythm

    Wedding Band Northumberland
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Algorhythm are Highly Recommended 2 Customer Reviews

    A phenomenal, 100% live, four-piece unit essential for every party! With music from 60's (the Beatles, Marvin Gaye, Etta James) right through to the latest chart hits (Dua Lipa, The Weeknd, Bruno Mars), Algorhythm are ready to fill your dance floor with favourites for everyone!

  • Prices from £900

    Beat Surrender

    Rock and Pop Trio Northumberland
    Number of members: 3 5 stars - Beat Surrender are Highly Recommended 14 Customer Reviews

    Beat Surrender are a young, energetic and highly talented function band. With a repertoire full of dance floor fillers, and a tight, powerful sound far bigger than their 3 piece lineup suggests; they're guaranteed to bring the house down at your party!

  • Prices from £3,334 +VAT

    The MBB Band

    10 Piece Big Band West Yorkshire
    Number of members: 10 5 stars - The MBB Band are Highly Recommended 128 Customer Reviews

    Magnificent 10 piece act specialising in Modern songs in a Swing style, Jumpin' Jive, Supercool Swing & R'n'B! Covering music from the likes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, to Take That and Radiohead, The MBB Band's extensive repertoire is set to entertain all night long!

  • Prices from £2,821

    In The Red

    Wedding Band Midlothian area
    Number of members: 6 5 stars - In The Red are Highly Recommended 23 Customer Reviews

    A professional, in demand band with experience, style & energy! With an amazing show full of the very latest party favorites plus unforgettable classics, In The Red guarantee you and your guests a night to remember!

  • Prices from £2,115

    Soul Power

    Wedding Band North Yorkshire
    Number of members: 9 5 stars - Soul Power are Highly Recommended 6 Customer Reviews

    Soul power are a professional high energy 9 piece funk and soul band from North Yorkshire. With over a decade of experience performing at venues such as Blenheim Palace, this band will be sure to leave you and your guests with a night to remember.

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    Vintage Jukebox

    Wedding Band North Yorkshire
    Number of members: 5 5 stars - Vintage Jukebox are Highly Recommended 13 Customer Reviews

    Swing, Soul and Rock & Roll performed by a young, charismatic band. This show is feel good, high energy and interactive, not your average swing band!! Excellent musicians, a fun performance and repertoire that everybody will know and can dance to!

  • Prices from £1,411

    Amore Swing

    Swing Band North Yorkshire
    Number of members: 5 5 stars - Amore Swing are Highly Recommended 15 Customer Reviews

    A professional 5-8 piece Swing band with style, class, sophistication & incredible musicianship! Fronted by a charismatic crooner accompanied by highly trained jazz musicians, Amore Swing will create the perfect atmosphere at your event whether you require beautiful ballads or up-tempo swinging jive... Read more...

  • Prices from £1,282

    The Fireflites

    Wedding Band North Yorkshire
    Number of members: 6 5 stars - The Fireflites are Highly Recommended 2 Customer Reviews

    Perfect for 50's themed events, weddings, tribute nights, casinos, holiday parks or hotels; The Fireflites will take you back to that definitive era with the classic feel good songs and have you twistin', jivin' and rock 'n' rollin' all night long!

  • Prices from £1,851

    Ignition

    Wedding Band Berkshire
    Number of members: 5 5 stars - Ignition are Highly Recommended 15 Customer Reviews

    Delivering an unforgettable performance that is guaranteed to get you and your guests dancing all night, Ignition cover a range of styles from Pop, Rock, RnB, Disco & Soul and Garage & Dance music with their own unique and contemporary twist. Passionate about the music they perform, Ignition will cr... Read more...

  • Prices from £1,851

    Talk

    Wedding Band Berkshire
    Number of members: 5 5 stars - Talk are Highly Recommended 3 Customer Reviews

    Offering a massive repertoire of party classics and modern chart toppers with a cool contemporary twist, Talk are an incredible live party band whose infectious energy and breath-taking performance will leave you wanting more and more.

Find A North East Wedding Band in

Our Guide to the best
Wedding Bands the North East has to offer

The North East has a diverse musical history going back through the years and covering a wide range of genres – from legends Sting, Dave Stewart of Eurythmics fame, Dire Straits and Whitesnake, to Prefab Sprout, Pet Shop Boy Neil Tenant, Kenickie and Lauren Laverne, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini of Girls Aloud, Perrie Edwards of Little Mix, and James Arthur… and not forgetting Ant & Dec (OBEs).

The North East is home to many live music venues, including Newcastle’s O2 Academy, The Middlesbrough Empire and The Gala in Durham. For festivals, the region’s well served too, with the North-East’s largest inner-city music festival Hit The North, and This Is Tomorrow Festival both in Newcastle. Durham hosts Hardwick Live, while Darlington Summer Sound is a festival of tribute artists, and Lindisfarne Festival provides ‘the ultimate end of summer party’.

Our North East Wedding Bands

Our bands are available to hire in every area of the North East including:


Alive Network is home to the very best wedding bands who are available to hire for weddings taking place within the region.


Hiring a North East wedding band


How much does it cost to hire wedding bands in the North East?

The cost of a wedding band varies, depending on the line-up, and the options each band offers. In the last 12 months, the average price of a 5-piece band is around £1,600.

The table below shows the range of fees for different types of wedding bands:

Type of Artist Cost Range
Rock and Pop wedding party bands £670 - £960 (3-piece)
£980 - £1,550 (4-piece)
£1,050 - £1,380 (5-piece)
£1,570 - £2,160 (4-piece)
Upbeat and Dixieland Jazz bands £460 - £1,210 (3-piece)
£700 - £2,700 (5-piece)
Acoustic and Roaming bands £330 - £720 (2-piece)
£480 - £1,630 (3-piece)
£600 - £1,630 (4-piece)
Soul Bands £820 - £4,500 (4-piece)
£960 - £2,420 (5-piece)
£1,090 - £3,500 (6-piece)
£1,210 - £7,500 (larger bands)
Rat Pack and Swing bands £1,060 - £1,940 (5-piece)
£2,120 - £2,904 (7 to 9-piece)
£2,900 - £3,020 (10-piece+)

Booking a band who are local to your venue is a great way to reduce cost, as any travel fees will be minimal. The home town of all Alive Network wedding bands are included on their profile pages, and your Entertainment Coordinator can recommend the best bands near to your venue. However, you don’t need to limit your search to just local bands – your perfect band maybe willing to travel at nominal cost!




How much space will they need?

The table below shows approximately how much space wedding bands of different sizes require:

Size of Wedding Band Performance Space Required
   3-piece band 3 x 3 metres
    4-piece band 4 x 3 metres
     5 and 6-piece band 5 x 3 metres
       7-piece band and bigger 5/6 x 4 metres



How long will they take to set up & soundcheck?

Depending how close to the performance space a wedding band can park, unloading, setting up and performing their sound-check will take around 60 – 90 minutes.

Some busy city hotels require bands to load in via a supplier’s entrance, using a shared staff elevator, which can increase set up times.

Following their performance, it takes around 45 – 60 minutes to pack down and load out.



How long is a typical wedding band set list?

Our bands usually offer two 60-minute performances, though many can perform for longer if needed. You could spread out a two-hour performance by splitting it into three 40-minute sets. Most bands are flexible to fit in with your evening, and will usually take a break of around 15 minutes between sets, during which time they will provide background music from an MP3 player or laptop.

If providing the evening entertainment, a wedding band would typically arrive at 6pm, get set up and perform that all-important sound check by 7.30pm to 8pm, get changed and ready to start the first performance by around 9pm. The second performance would then start around 10.30pm, until a normal curfew of midnight. Many wedding bands offer longer performances or DJ sets at an additional cost, including finishing times of 1am and 2am. You can find the booking options on each wedding band’s profile page. These times serve as an example – the band will always liaise with you and will tailor what they are doing on the night to your particular needs.



Find The Perfect Wedding Band the North East Has To Offer!

Check out these reviews of North East wedding bands to help you find the perfect band for you.



Local North East Wedding Venues

We work closely with some amazing wedding venues in the North East including: Woodhill Hall, Close House Country Club, Durham Castle, Otterburn Towers, Lumley Castle Hotel, Alnwick Castle, Marriott Hotel (Newcastle-U-Tyne), Chillingham Castle, Horton Grange Country House and many more.

If you want any advice on suitable entertainment at your chosen venue, just let us know where you’re planning to book and we’ll share what we know, who we’ve booked there in the past, which of our bands are most suitable and any other key information about entertainment at that venue that we think you might want to be aware of.



UKAWP Wedding Planners in the North East

As a proud supplier member of the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners, we are happy to recommend their members who abide by the UKAWP Code of Business Practice.

The following UKAWP wedding planners cover the North East region: Fin Flükra, Kook Events and Weddings By Sara Jane.

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