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  • Prices from £1,532 +VAT

    Hipster

    Wedding Band Cheshire
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Hipster are Highly Recommended 405 Customer Reviews

    Hipster's repertoire contains classic & vintage artists; The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac & The Rolling Stones, plus modern indie & pop from Kings of Leon, The Killers & Pharrell. Over 1000 wedding & corporate bookings including; M&S, Wella, RBS, Lloyds, NSPCC, Oxford Uni Press & Claire's Accessories. Ove... Read more...

  • Prices from £984

    The Royale

    Wedding Band Cheshire
    Number of members: 3 5 stars - The Royale are Highly Recommended 118 Customer Reviews

    Fronted by an amazing singer-guitarist with an incredible rock-pop voice, The Royale’s exciting repertoire spans modern day anthems plus a selection of unforgettable classics! A highly experienced band that has entertained crowds across the UK, played alongside Lenny Kravitz & Placebo, toured Europe... Read more...

  • Prices from £1,334

    The Upstarts

    Wedding Band Lancashire
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - The Upstarts are Highly Recommended 24 Customer Reviews

    The Upstarts are one of the freshest bands around! Performing music everyone will love, The Upstarts live sets include cool classics from the Beatles and Stevie Wonder to the biggest modern-day hits from Bruno Mars, DNCE, Bieber and more!

  • Prices from £1,490

    Dexter

    Wedding Band Cheshire
    Number of members: 5 5 stars - Dexter are Highly Recommended 119 Customer Reviews

    Dexter are a fantastic rock & pop band who are available exclusively from Alive Network! With both male & female vocals, they play music that's ideal for dancing, ranging from The Beatles, Adele, The Killers, Maroon 5, The Clash & more!

  • Prices from £1,279

    Drive

    Wedding Band Merseyside
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Drive are Highly Recommended 36 Customer Reviews

    Known across the UK for their ‘real gig’ feel, Drive are the perfect choice for real music lovers looking to party! Specialising in indie-rock with a bit of modern pop thrown in for good measure, this energetic 4-piece band are huge crowd-pleasers and receive rave reviews wherever they go!

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    The Good Habits

    Wedding Band Merseyside
    Number of members: 3 5 stars - The Good Habits are Highly Recommended 56 Customer Reviews

    With a combination of great songs plus years of playing experience, party trio The Good Habits will guarantee a busy dance floor & an entertaining evening for all! Performing music from Arctic Monkeys, Oasis, The Beatles, Bruno Mars, David Bowie, Stevie Wonder & more, this rock & pop trio pack a pun... Read more...

  • Prices from £4,079 +VAT

    Hipster And The Hot Hot Horns

    Wedding Band Cheshire
    Number of members: 7 5 stars - Hipster And The Hot Hot Horns are Highly Recommended 394 Customer Reviews

    If you are looking for an incredible live music experience, you’ve found it! With over 380+ amazing reviews, world-wide performances stretching Vietnam, Dubai, Singapore & Austria, countless high-profile clients & a show that has been designed to wow, Hipster & The Hot Hot H... Read more...

  • Prices from £2,586

    The Silks

    Wedding Band Greater Manchester
    Number of members: 5 5 stars - The Silks are Highly Recommended 3 Customer Reviews

    The Silks are a combination of powerful vocals & high quality of musicianship, featuring some of Manchester's most established & talented musicians. With a killer repertoire, expect to hear music from Daft Punk, The Beatles, The Killers, The Jam and more!

  • Prices from £1,034

    The Scoundrels

    Wedding Band Cheshire
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - The Scoundrels are Highly Recommended 55 Customer Reviews

    With dynamic stage presence, flawless musicianship and music from Chuck Berry to Kings Of Leon, 4 piece rock and pop band The Scoundrels guarantee to get your party started! Instrumental Jazz sets and DJ service also available!

  • Prices from £1,539

    Charming Louise

    Wedding Band Merseyside
    Number of members: 6 5 stars - Charming Louise are Highly Recommended 6 Customer Reviews

    Talented female fronted 6 piece Pop & Soul band who perform the biggest hits from The Beatles to Beyonce! With larger line-ups available and additional acoustic and DJ sets on offer, Charming Louise will tailor their performance to your needs so you can enjoy your night knowing you're in capable han... Read more...

Our Guide to the Best
Wedding Bands North West England Has To Offer

The North West of England has produced a wide range of bands and artists – from The Beatles, mezzo-soprano Alice Coote, and 1-D’s Harry Styles, to most of Take That (including blue-eyed boy Gary Barlow), and the indie movement of Madchester, inspiring bands like Happy Mondays, Stone Roses and The Verve.

Famous and inconspicuous live music venues abound across the North West – including Liverpool’s Cavern Club (made famous by a certain fab four), Manchester’s bouncy-floored O2 Ritz nightclub, The Grand in Clitheroe, and Carlisle’s The Brickyard.

The North West is no stranger to a good ol’ music festival, with plenty on offer. From the Lancaster Music Festival, Manchester’s Jazz Festival, to The Beat-Herder Festival in the Ribble Valley, Cheshire’s family-friendly Just So Festival, Liverpool’s Africa Oyé, and the Keswick Mountain Festival, and much more, the region showcases the best in live music and entertainment throughout the year.

The North West is home to two prestigious music schools, both based in Manchester – the Royal Northern College of Music, established in 1893, and Chetham’s School of Music.

Our North West Wedding Bands

Our bands are available to hire in every area of the North West 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 West wedding band


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

The cost of wedding bands 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 Bands Northwest England Has To Offer!

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



Local North West Wedding Venues

We work closely with some amazing wedding venues in the North West including: Rowton Hall Country Hotel, Hillbark Hotel, Statham Lodge, Tatton Park, Gibbon Bridge, Hoghton Tower, Linthwaite House Hotel, The Park Royal, Briars Hall Hotel 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 West

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 West region: Fabulous Together and Charlotte Elise Weddings & Events.

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