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  • 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!

  • Fee for Essex £1,680

    The McQueens

    Wedding Band Essex
    Number of members: 5 5 stars - The McQueens are Highly Recommended 9 Customer Reviews

    The McQueens are a professional, lively & exciting 5 piece band. With both male & female lead vocals, their dynamic live set is regularly updated with classic & current songs from Dolly Parton, The Beatles, Kings Of Leon, Adele & loads more!

  • Fee for Essex £1,026

    The Dynamics

    Wedding Band Essex
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - The Dynamics are Highly Recommended 10 Customer Reviews

    The Dynamics are a professional, friendly bunch of musician's ready to rock your event! With music from the Beatles to Kings Of Leon plus a wealth of experience entertaining audiences all over the UK, The Dynamics are the perfect choice to kick start your party! Sound limiter friendly line up availa... Read more...

  • Fee for Essex £1,823

    The Shack

    Wedding Band Essex
    Number of members: 5 5 stars - The Shack are Highly Recommended 11 Customer Reviews

    The Shack are an experienced & highly professional 5-piece band that brings fun, energy & excitement to any function or party. Performing all your favourites from the 50’s to today's modern hits, this fabulous five guarantee you a night to remember!

  • Fee for Essex £2,169 +VAT

    Thrift Shop

    Party Band Essex
    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 Essex £1,507

    The Highlife

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

    The Highlife are a young, contemporary party band with a vast playlist of modern chart hits, as well as classics from 60’s upwards. With both male & female vocals, The Highlife are a versatile group that tailor their set list to suit you & your guests!

  • Fee for Essex £1,219

    Pressure

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

    Pressure are a popular 4 piece party band from the South East. With music ranging from the new to the old, their fantastic set is designed to get you singing & dancing the whole night through!

  • Fee for Essex £1,539

    On The Rocks

    Wedding Band Essex
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - On The Rocks are Highly Recommended 2 Customer Reviews

    A cool & contemporary 4 piece band with a wealth of experience! Not only do On The Rocks boast fantastic male & female lead vocals, the band also have an ever-growing repertoire with music for all ages. From The Beatles & Dolly Parton to Jessie J, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars & more, On The Rocks are a fu... Read more...

  • Fee for Essex £1,282

    The Duplicators

    Wedding Band Essex
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - The Duplicators are Highly Recommended 26 Customer Reviews

    A 4 piece party band with a professional attitude & stacks of experience! From Van Morrison's Brown Eyed Girl to I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor by the Arctic Monkeys, The Duplicators offer something for everyone with their energetic sets.

  • Fee for Essex £2,308

    Atlantic

    Wedding Band Essex
    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...

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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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