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  • Fee for Bristol £1,476


    Wedding Band Bristol
    Number of members: 5 5 stars - Switch are Highly Recommended 33 Customer Reviews

    Switch are one of the freshest, most exciting new acts on the scene! Delivering up-to-date chart material to timeless classics, this band will fill your dance floor effortlessly with cool class, incredible vocals, amazing musicianship and a repertoire that's second to none!

  • Fee for Bristol £1,320

    Evelyn and The Vipers

    Unique versions of Pop, Soul and Jazz Songs Bristol
    Number of members: 5 5 stars - Evelyn and The Vipers are Highly Recommended 42 Customer Reviews

    Evelyn and the Vipers are a cool & stylish band with a signature sound & vintage feel! A fun alternative perfect for any event looking for something 'a little different', the band perform unique arrangements of modern Pop, retro Soul and classic Jazz. Also available with additional brass and a lapto... Read more...

  • Fee for Bristol £962


    Soul, Funk and Pop Function Band Bristol
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Hydra are Highly Recommended 7 Customer Reviews

    Hydra are a young energetic band made up of talented and professional musicians, performing many styles of music including Pop, Rock, Funk, Soul, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and many of the top 40. Hydra have performed in many UK venues to great acclaim. With an exciting live show the band always deliver... Read more...

  • Fee for Bristol £1,571

    Players Only

    Wedding Band Bristol
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Players Only are Highly Recommended 6 Customer Reviews

    If it's a world-class show you're after, this line-up of top UK professional musicians will not disappoint. With previous clients including Fred Olsen, P&O and BBC, you'll find it irresistible not to roar along to their righteous renditions of current chart toppers to classic pop bangers.

  • Fee for Bristol £962

    Melody Makers

    Wedding Band Bristol
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Melody Makers are Highly Recommended 2 Customer Reviews

    Melody Makers are a young, charismatic and energetic covers band, operating in and around the South West. With gig experience ranging from weddings to beer and cider festivals, and from private birthday bashes to public entertainment for Championship football clubs, Melody Makers fun filled performa... Read more...

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  • Fee for Bristol £1,282

    The Good

    Wedding Band Bristol
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - The Good are Highly Recommended 49 Customer Reviews

    The Good are a cool & energetic 4 piece band ready to start your party! With sassy female vocals & amazing musicianship, The Good perform contemporary to classic pop, rock, soul & funk aimed to wow your guests whoever is in the crowd! Their wealth of experience & in-demand reputation has seen them p... Read more...

  • Fee for Bristol £1,223


    Wedding Band Bristol
    Number of members: 5 Highly Recommended

    The perfect live entertainment from Bristol's best covers band! Playing all styles of music across every era, you can rest assured that your event will be one to remember!

  • Fee for Bristol £1,602

    The Sublimes

    Wedding Band Bristol
    Number of members: 5 5 stars - The Sublimes are Highly Recommended 17 Customer Reviews

    The Sublimes are a superb five-piece funk & soul band who cover hit classics to a high standard. Their repertoire covers everything from 50s favorites to modern day No1s, including fantastic names such as James Brown, Aretha Franklin, The Killers & more!

  • Fee for Bristol £2,054

    The Critical Hits

    Wedding Band Bristol
    Number of members: 8 5 stars - The Critical Hits are Highly Recommended 4 Customer Reviews

    Forget the same-old generic cover versions, the Critical Hits bring a powerful sound & bespoke arrangements that never fail to bring the house down! Featuring 8 of the most exciting young musicians & a repertoire covering the very best music you need to hear, you & your guests will be dancing the ni... Read more...

  • Fee for Bristol £1,924

    Beat Collective

    Wedding Band Bristol
    Number of members: 6 5 stars - Beat Collective are Highly Recommended 8 Customer Reviews

    Beat Collective is a top live funk, soul & pop band playing the ultimate in upbeat party tunes. This female fronted 6 - 21 piece act provide the funkiest and most energetic show on the current live circuit performing hits from Beyoncé to Aretha Franklin.

Our Guide to the best
Wedding Bands Bristol has to offer

Bristol boasts a plethora of musical talent, from award-winning film composer Dan Jones and violinist Jane Harbour, eighties sensation turned record producer Nik Kershaw, to musicians from Kasabian, Goldfrapp, Placebo, Suede and Portishead. Massive Attack were formed in Bristol and singer-songwriter-drummer-model Florrie hails from this part of the country too.

Home to music venues, big and small – from the grand St George’s to the more intimate new-music-barometer that is The Louisiana – Bristol also hosts a range of music festivals. These are just a few: The International Jazz and Blues Festival provides free and ticketed performances and jam sessions at a range of venues in March. Love Saves The Day combines Bristol’s music underground with pioneers from around the world, hosting 23,000 party-goers at Eastville Park. Since 1968, the iconic, community-organised event, St Paul’s Carnival has celebrated African-Caribbean culture, and the diverse, vibrant, and creative city that it calls home. Alongside Manchester and Nottingham, Bristol also plays host to one of the UK’s Dot to Dot Festivals over the second May Bank Holiday.

Committed to developing new music talent, Bristol has several music schools, including the South West Music School, Bristol Music School, Bristol University’s prestigious Department of Music, and Europe’s largest and leading music college, the British & Irish Modern Music Institute, BIMM Bristol.

Our Bristol Wedding Bands

Our bands are available to hire in every city surrounding Bristol including:

Alive Network is home to some of the very best wedding bands who are based in Bristol and other bands who are available to hire for weddings taking place within the area.

Hiring a Bristol Wedding Band

How much does it cost to hire wedding bands in Bristol?

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 Bristol Has To Offer!

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

Local Bristol Wedding Venues

We work closely with some amazing wedding venues in Bristol including: Leigh Court, SS Great Britain, The Square Club, Berwick Lodge, The Clifton Pavillion, Cadbury House, Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa, Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel, Goldney Hall 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 Bristol

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 Bristol and the surrounding areas: Weddings by Claire and Weddings by Zoë.

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