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  • Fee for Essex £2,327

    Sound Of The Commitments

    Commitments Tribute Band Essex
    Number of members: 10 5 stars - (The Commitments) Sound of the Commitments are Highly Recommended 16 Customer Reviews

    One of the most authentic tributes to The Commitments, this band have truly emulated the original sound. Uncanny look & soundalike to Andrew Strong, singer Neal is backed by a passionate band committed to making your event amazing!

  • Fee for Essex £1,282

    The Beatniks

    Wedding Band Essex
    Number of members: 4 Highly Recommended

    The Beatniks are one of the UK’s most in-demand function bands. With over 10 years’ experience as professional musicians, they are committed to helping you celebrate your wedding, party or event in unforgettable style. Playing everything from ’50s and ’60s classics to modern pop hits, The Beatniks' ... Read more...

  • Fee for Essex £1,219

    Cut The Cake

    Wedding Band Essex
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Cut The Cake are Highly Recommended 4 Customer Reviews

    Known for their diversity and stadium rock performance, Cut the Cake are one of the most entertaining bands around providing you with a slick and well rehearsed show, making them a true crowd pleaser.

  • Fee for Essex £1,219

    New Frequencies

    Wedding Band Essex
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - New Frequencies are Highly Recommended 25 Customer Reviews

    New Frequencies are a male & female led rock & pop band playing hits from The Beatles to The Killers, Lady Gaga. They provide a free disco option, & come with a great quality PA system as standard. A real talent & great for dancing to!

  • Fee for Essex £1,278 +VAT

    Happy Hour (3 Piece)

    Rock and Pop/ Indie Trio Essex
    Number of members: 3 5 stars - Happy Hour (3 Piece) are Highly Recommended 4 Customer Reviews

    Exclusive to Alive Network! Young, energetic 3 piece band, covering the Beatles to the present day greats such as The Killers & Bruno mars. Their tight harmonies & professional sound come with years of experience in the live music industry.

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  • Fee for Essex £1,154

    Festival Anthems

    Rock and Pop Trio Essex
    Number of members: 3 5 stars - Festival Anthems are Highly Recommended 20 Customer Reviews

    Recreating some of the biggest sounds on the festival circuit, Festival Anthems guarantee to get your party rocking! Their set includes music you’d expect to hear at Glastonbury with tracks from Kings Of Leon, Rizzle Kicks, Foo Fighters & more!

  • Fee for Essex £1,940

    Riser

    Wedding Band Essex
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Riser are Highly Recommended 30 Customer Reviews

    Riser are a fantastically polished, experienced and highly professional all-male 4 piece live rock & pop band. With previous experience headlining corporate events including The Carlsberg Festival, ITV Awards and Rugby League, as well as working with artists such as Take That, Tony Hadley and more; ... Read more...

  • Fee for Essex £1,282

    Vinyl Destination

    Wedding Band Essex
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Vinyl Destination are Highly Recommended 12 Customer Reviews

    When it comes to corporate and wedding entertainment, Vinyl Destination are the elite. This function band comprises some of the UK’s most in-demand rock and pop session musicians.

  • Fee for Essex £4,488

    Atlantic Groove

    Wedding Band Essex
    Number of members: 9 5 stars - Atlantic Groove are Highly Recommended 6 Customer Reviews

    Atlantic Groove know exactly how to fill a dance floor...by creating a big funky sound, produced by a stellar line up of some of London's top session musicians! Featuring a trio of knock out vocals and a backing band so tight not even Prince could squeeze between the notes, you're sure of a fun fill... Read more...

  • Fee for Essex £1,539

    The Kodacs

    Wedding Band Essex
    Number of members: 6 Highly Recommended

    Having performed for Sainsburys, the BBC & the Hard Rock Café as well as numerous weddings & private parties across the UK, The Kodacs are experts at entertaining! Playing hits from the 60s through to present day, the band's repertoire guarantees you & your guests a night on the dance floor!

Our Guide to...
Wedding Bands in Essex

It’s the home of Blur, ‘The Planets’ composer Gustav Holst, and Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry. Yet Essex is never given quite the credit it deserves for its contribution to music and culture.

Think Colchester and you probably think of a quaint ancient town, rather than the birthplace of Britpop. However it’s here that mates Damon, Graham and Alex came together with drummer Dave Rowntree to form the band around which the cultural movement coalesced: Blur.

Likewise, Southend (pronounced ‘Saarf-End’) deserves a reputation for punching above its weight when it comes to music, with goth-garage outfit The Horrors and many more all calling the seaside town home.

Essex Wedding Bands on Alive Network

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


Alive Network is home to 17 of the very best wedding bands who are based in Essex and other bands who are available to hire for weddings taking place within the county.


Hiring a Wedding Band In Essex


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

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 Essex Has To Offer!

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



Local Essex Wedding Venues

We work closely with some amazing Essex wedding venues including: Gosfield Hall, Gaynes Park, Leez Priory, Braxted Park Estate, Quendon Hall (Parklands), Blake Hall, Prested Hall, The Reid Rooms, Layer Marney Tower and Houchins Farm 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 Essex

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 Essex and the surrounding areas: One Curious Dream, Weddings By Mary, Natalie Hewitt, BusyBrides and The Wedding Planners.

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