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  • Fee for Hampshire £769

    The Covers

    Wedding Band Hampshire
    Number of members: 3 5 stars - The Covers are Highly Recommended 5 Customer Reviews

    Playing together for over 6 years, The Covers are a professional, fresh and versatile 3 piece party band from Southampton. Performing the perfect mix of pop and rock classics and contemporary hits, this band are sure to be a huge success at your event!

  • Fee for Hampshire £647

    Burgundy Boater Band

    New Orleans Jazz Band Hampshire
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Burgundy Boater Band are Highly Recommended 27 Customer Reviews

    Burgundy Boater Band are an experienced, professional, traditional jazz quartet providing music for any occasion. Their tunes, jazz, ballads and 20’s pop songs have a beginning, middle and, end which most people like.

  • Fee for Hampshire £1,552

    George Street Sessions

    Wedding Band Hampshire
    Number of members: 5 5 stars - George Street Sessions are Highly Recommended 1 Customer Reviews

    A perfect centre piece to any event, with an ever-growing outstanding reputation. Covering a range of styles from Pop, Rock, Jazz & Soul; George Street Sessions will work with you to make your event an unforgettable success and a night to remember!

  • Fee for Hampshire £2,436

    No Quarter

    Wedding Band Hampshire
    Number of members: 5 5 stars - No Quarter are Highly Recommended 2 Customer Reviews

    If you’re looking for a festival style wedding band then No Quarter are the band for you! Playing a floor filling mix of classic and contemporary songs with a mass sing and dance appeal, No Quarter offer two distinct styles, folk and electric, to make it feel like a mini festival!

  • Fee for Hampshire £2,308

    The Jacks

    Wedding Band Hampshire
    Number of members: 5 5 stars - The Jacks are Highly Recommended 2 Customer Reviews

    If you are tired of the ‘same old same old’ cheesy function band, and are looking for something a little bit different then The Jacks could be right up your street. Playing the best in pop and rock with a fun and folky twist, The Jacks are sure to have your guests up and dancing all night!

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  • Fee for Hampshire £2,180

    Overture

    Wedding Band Hampshire
    Number of members: 4 Highly Recommended

    Overture play all the classic hits as well as modern tunes that you and your guests will love. They add their own unique funky style to everything the play with their stand out line-up of both male and female vocals.

  • Fee for Hampshire £2,847

    Overture Six

    Wedding Band Hampshire
    Number of members: 6 Highly Recommended

    Overture play all the classic hits as well as modern tunes that you and your guests will love. They add their own unique funky style to everything the play with their stand out line-up of both male and female vocals and brass section.

  • Fee for Hampshire £1,230

    Room On Fire

    Wedding Band Hampshire
    Number of members: 3 5 stars - Room On Fire are Highly Recommended 14 Customer Reviews

    Room On Fire are a powerhouse rock & pop act, guaranteed to ignite a party atmosphere at your event! Taking from a wealth of gigging experience, Room On Fire deliver only the best modern & classic belters spanning over 60 years of hits! Having played major UK festivals, countless weddings, parties &... Read more...

  • Fee for Hampshire £1,180

    Mardi Gras

    Wedding Band Hampshire
    Number of members: 4 Highly Recommended

    Mardi Gras are the latest dazzling band delivering illustrious performances to audiences everywhere. Regularly impressing crowds with their four-part harmonies and fetching funk/pop style, this phenomenal four-piece will have everyone bursting to get up onto their feet from start to finish.

  • Fee for Hampshire £1,180

    The Wilderminds

    Wedding Band Hampshire
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - The Wilderminds are Highly Recommended 1 Customer Reviews

    The Wilderminds are the renowned acoustic & electric act charming crowds across the nation with their traditional up beat folk twist to modern and popular songs. Inspired by the fantastic Mumford and Sons and Fleetwood Mac, The Wilderminds provide the masses with a display that other bands can only ... Read more...

Our Guide to the best
Wedding Bands Hampshire has to offer

Hampshire is home to a wide variety of musicians from pop princes Craig David and Matt Cardle to indie troubadour Frank Turner, who perhaps sums up the eclectic musical output as a former punk turned folk singer-songwriter. Hampshire has produced musicians across all musical genres including celebrated cellist Jennifer Ward Clarke, top 40 hit factory from the 1980’s Howard Jones and Grammy award winning indie-pop singer, Foxes.

At more than 1,400 square miles, Hampshire has plenty of space for hosting music festivals and events. Boomtown is one of its largest with over 30 stages celebrating music from every musical genre, Victorious is a family friendly music festival that takes place over the August bank holiday on the Southsea Seafront, the beautiful Grange Park Opera hosts The Grange Festival series of world-class opera performances in the heart of Hampshire and Wickham Festival ticks the boutique box winning ‘Best UK Festival, cap. under 15000’ at the Live UK Music Business Awards in October 2015.

Hampshire is not short of music venues with The Joiners, The Wedgewood Rooms and The West End Centre hosting smaller music events in Southampton, Southsea and Aldershot and the Pyramids Centre and Portsmouth Guildhall catering to audiences of up to 1,250 & 2,500.

Our Wedding Bands in Hampshire

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


Alive Network is home to 11 of the very best wedding bands who are based in Hampshire and 575 other bands who are available to hire for weddings taking place within the county.


Hiring a Wedding Band In Hampshire


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

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 Hampshire Has To Offer!

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



Local Hampshire Wedding Venues

We work closely with some amazing wedding venues in Hampshire including: Elvetham Hotel, The Tithe Barn, Rivervale Barn, Clock Barn, Tylney Hall, Old Thorns Golf & Country Estate, Audleys Wood Hotel, Lainston House Hotel, Master Builder's House 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 Hampshire

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 Hampshire and the surrounding areas: By Siobhan Louise and Caroline Sian Weddings & Events.

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