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  • Fee for Newcastle Upon Tyne £900

    Beat Surrender

    Rock and Pop Trio Newcastle Upon Tyne
    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!

  • Fee for Newcastle Upon Tyne £1,307

    Algorhythm

    Wedding Band Newcastle Upon Tyne
    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!

  • Fee for Newcastle Upon Tyne £3,334 +VAT

    The MBB Band

    10 Piece Big Band Newcastle Upon Tyne
    Number of members: 10 5 stars - The MBB Band are Highly Recommended 130 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!

  • Fee for Newcastle Upon Tyne £2,180

    Soul Power

    Wedding Band Newcastle Upon Tyne
    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.

  • Fee for Newcastle Upon Tyne £3,334

    In The Red

    Wedding Band Newcastle Upon Tyne
    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!

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  • Fee for Newcastle Upon Tyne £1,411

    Vintage Jukebox

    Wedding Band Newcastle Upon Tyne
    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!

  • Fee for Newcastle Upon Tyne £1,411

    Amore Swing

    Swing Band Newcastle Upon Tyne
    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...

  • Fee for Newcastle Upon Tyne £1,282

    The Fireflites

    Wedding Band Newcastle Upon Tyne
    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!

  • Fee for Newcastle Upon Tyne £1,795

    Soul Stew

    Wedding Band Newcastle Upon Tyne
    Number of members: 7 5 stars - Soul Stew are Highly Recommended 3 Customer Reviews

    Soul Stew's repertoire utilises the raw funk of King Curtis, the heavy bass of James Brown and the household hooks of Stevie Wonder plus many more! A dedicated band who love what they do, Soul Stew's passion for performing shines through at every event and is guaranteed to make your night!

  • Fee for Newcastle Upon Tyne £1,411

    BackBeat

    Party Function Band Newcastle Upon Tyne
    Number of members: 5 5 stars - BackBeat are Highly Recommended 63 Customer Reviews

    An electric group of 5 young, cool, professional musicians. Their ever expanding repertoire covers a huge range. From Soul, Funk, Motown & Disco to Rock & Pop, all your favorite party classics & latest modern day hits guarantee to get the party started!

Our Guide to the Best
Wedding Bands Newcastle has to offer

Newcastle is home to a wide range of musicians, including folk-rockers Lindisfarne, Dire Straits founders David Knopfler and Mark Knopfler OBE and Lighthouse Family – the aficionados of easy-listening. Music producer Riton hails from here, along with award winning saxophonist John Harle, alternative pop and indie bands Sharks Took the Rest and Lanterns On The Lake, plus Cheryl of Girls Aloud fame.

Newcastle hosts musicians and bands across the city in a range of venues, large and small. These include former picture house the O2 Academy, live music bar The Cluny, and the Theatre Royal & City Hall. It also holds a wide range of festivals every year – from the This is Tomorrow Festival, to SummerTyne American roots music festival, and Northern Chords across the region.


Hiring an Newcastle Wedding Band


How much does it cost to hire a wedding band in Newcastle?

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 Newcastle Has To Offer!

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



Local Nottingham Wedding Venues

We work closely with some amazing wedding venues in Newcastle & the North East including: Woodhill Hall, Close House Country Club, Durham Castle, Otterburn Towers, Lumley Castle Hotel, Alnwick Castle, Marriott Hotel, 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 Newcastle

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 Newcastle and the surrounding areas: Kook Events, Fin Flükra and Weddings By Sara Jane.

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