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  • Fee for Kent £1,477 +VAT

    Happy Hour

    Rock and Pop Party Band Kent
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Happy Hour are Highly Recommended 326 Customer Reviews

    Let you & your guests be blown away by one of the most in-demand bands in the UK! With 300+ reviews, a setlist full of the best music around & a wealth of industry experience, Happy Hour have entertained some of the world's biggest names (Pinewood Studios, Microsoft, ITV & more) & are no strangers t... Read more...

  • Fee for Kent £2,180

    Excite

    Wedding Band Kent
    Number of members: 6 5 stars - Excite are Highly Recommended 53 Customer Reviews

    A fantastic 6-10 piece pop function band. Featuring outstanding vocalists you'll struggle to find better! World class musicians Excite play rock & pop classics from an extensive repertoire complete with top equipment & a sound engineer!

  • Fee for Kent £2,052

    Swing Stars

    Rat Pack and Swing Band Kent
    Number of members: 5 5 stars - Swing Stars are Highly Recommended 5 Customer Reviews

    Young & stylish with a unique feel to their sound, Swing Stars are a swinging sensation guaranteed to make your event! Whether you are looking to relax & unwind to the sound of Jazz or Swing your way to the dance floor & have a great time moving to the sounds of Buble and Sinatra, you have come to t... Read more...

  • Fee for Kent £2,155

    Twisted Swing

    Wedding Band Kent
    Number of members: 5 5 stars - Twisted Swing are Highly Recommended 5 Customer Reviews

    A fun, exciting & unique swing 5-9 band with a modern twist! Performing music in a cool, vintage style, Twisted Swing are one of the best entertainment spectacles around. The band have previously supported Olly Murs, performed at The Savoy & Indigo 02 & even entertained guests at Harvey Nichols' Chr... Read more...

  • Fee for Kent £2,138 +VAT

    Thrift Shop

    Party Band Kent
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Thrift Shop are Highly Recommended 2 Customer Reviews

    Thrift Shop are a unique, fun & cool band with a huge sound! Specialising in urban, dance and pop covers, Thrift Shop are a band like no other and guarantee to get you on the dance floor with music from Daft Punk to Drake to Calvin Harris

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  • Fee for Kent £1,000

    The Earls Of Swing

    Swing/Jazz Quartet Kent
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - The Earls Of Swing are Highly Recommended 4 Customer Reviews

    Fronted by a smooth, charismatic Jazz singer and accompanied by a hugely talented band; The Earls of Swing are a cool and classy quartet who perform a great selection of the 40's and 50's classics you all know and love, from iconic artists such as Frank Sinatra, Sammie Davis Junior, Dean Martin & mo... Read more...

  • Fee for Kent £1,229

    The Swing Cats

    Wedding Band Kent
    Number of members: 5 5 stars - The Swing Cats are Highly Recommended 18 Customer Reviews

    The band that were invited to perform at An Evening With Arnold Schwarzenegger hosted by Jonathan Ross, as well as playing at Kelly Brook's birthday party, The Swing Cats are a lively swing, jive and jump blues band guaranteed to get the party started!

  • Fee for Kent £2,308

    Atlantic

    Wedding Band Kent
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Atlantic are Highly Recommended 23 Customer Reviews

    High energy, professional band who have toured the US twice & supported artists like Bruce Springsteen, Fuel & Alien Ant Farm. With a diverse repertoire covering Rock & Pop hits over the past 6 decades, & previous performances at the Closing Paralympic Celebrations, Atlantic will provide each client... Read more...

  • Fee for Kent £1,475

    Atlantic Avenue

    Wedding Band Kent
    Number of members: 5 5 stars - Atlantic Avenue are Highly Recommended 22 Customer Reviews

    A professional five piece function band who play soul, funk, disco, pop & rock hits of the 60s right through to present day. Atlantic Avenue are perfect for any event needing that extra flare!

  • Fee for Kent £1,411

    Superstition

    Wedding Band Kent
    Number of members: 5 5 stars - Superstition are Highly Recommended 8 Customer Reviews

    Superstition are a fresh, vibrant and experienced soul band that will bring the party to your event and flood your dance floor. Full of charisma and fun on stage, they will make your special occasion one to remember!

Our Guide to the best
Wedding Bands Kent has to offer

Kent has its own music hall of fame, with links to such luminaries as The Rolling Stones’ very own Mick Jagger & Keith Richards, Shane MacGowan from The Pogues, and art pop experimentalists Kate Bush and David Bowie. The county’s more modern counterparts include Kate & Will’s fave Ellie Goulding, Joss Stone, Pixie Lott, and Lee Ryan of noughties boy band Blue, all achieving huge successes in pop music. Plus, making a big impression on big beat, house and dance music are Kent’s home-grown DJs, Pete Tong and Fatboy Slim.

When it comes to festivals, Kent has it all – from intimate experiences to larger line-ups, there’s something for everyone. Immersive electronic music festival, Alfresco, is hosted by a farm and named by The Guardian as one of the UK’s Top Ten Family Friendly Festivals, while Neverworld (formerly ‘LeeFest’) has matured since it’s back-garden beginnings, winning ‘Best Independent Festival’ in 2012 and attracting a plethora of exciting musical talent. If you’re a foodie and music-lover, Tom Kerridge’s Pub in the Park, offers a massive helping of both (yum!). And for the rockers amongst us, A New Day Festival in Faversham (capacity 5,000) and the larger Ramblin’ Man Fair in Store (15,000 capacity) are dedicated to the very best in rock, blues, prog, folk and country.

With its own Forestry Commission-protected Pinetum, Bedgebury provides a beautiful concert venue, with Forest Live offering stunning open-air concerts. As well as the larger showgrounds, Kent has its share of annual castle-hosted events too, with Leeds Castle’s Classical Concert and Rochester Castle’s Proms.

Our Wedding Bands in Kent

Our bands are available to hire in every area of Kent including:


Alive Network is home to 15 of the very best wedding bands who are based in Kent and other bands who are available to hire for weddings taking place within the county.


Hiring a Wedding Band In Kent


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

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 Band Kent Has To Offer!

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



Local Kent Wedding Venues

We work closely with some amazing wedding venues in Kent including: Leeds Castle, Cooling Castle Barn, Chilston Park, Hever Castle, The Old Kent Barn, Eastwell Manor, Winters Barns, The East Quay, Westerham Golf Club, Rowhill Grange Hotel & Spa 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 Kent

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 Kent and the surrounding areas: Your Wedding, Your Way, Natasha Spencer Weddings & Events and Weddings by Mary.

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