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  • Fee for Kent £1,000

    Songbird and Swing

    Wedding Band Kent
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Songbird and Swing are Highly Recommended 3 Customer Reviews

    Songbird and Swing are a Jazz group and function band from Kent (UK), performing a selection of popular vocal jazz songs made famous by artists such Norah Jones, Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall, Caro Emerald, Billie Holiday, Melody Gardot, Julie London and Katie Melua.

  • Fee for Kent £1,164

    The Rhythmics

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

    A unique & energetic, female fronted 4-piece with an extensive set list from rock & pop classics to catchy chart hits. Whatever the client desires, they will accommodate your every need!

  • Fee for Kent £1,614

    Tritts And The Numbers

    Wedding Band Kent
    Number of members: 5 5 stars - Tritts And The Numbers are Highly Recommended 35 Customer Reviews

    Tritts and The Numbers are an electrifying party band complete with blistering guitar solos, on stage high jinx & a musical repertoire that will leave any audience begging for more! From Walk The Moon, Beastie Boys, Maroon 5, Faithless and everything in-between, be prepared for a high energy perform... Read more...

  • Fee for Kent £2,108

    Fresh

    Rock and Pop Party Band Kent
    Number of members: 5 5 stars - Fresh are Highly Recommended 3 Customer Reviews

    A collection of the UK’s most in demand musicians coming together to create something amazing! A super-group of talent, Fresh deliver a ‘must-have’ party where-ever they go. Fronted by both male & female vocals, the band perform an array of hits from iconic artists such as Winehouse, Wonder, Timberl... Read more...

  • Fee for Kent £2,005

    Riser

    Wedding Band Kent
    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...

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  • Fee for Kent £2,693

    Maverick Party Band

    Wedding Band Kent
    Number of members: 6 5 stars - Maverick Party Band are Highly Recommended 2 Customer Reviews

    A superb 6 piece party band who have performed for Pinewood Studios, Disney, BMW, The Royal Navy & many more prestigious clients. With a diverse repertoire that spans the decades, plus both male and female vocals, Maverick Party Band are the perfect choice to add a touch of class to your event.

  • Fee for Kent £1,488

    Alpha

    Wedding Band Kent
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Alpha are Highly Recommended 19 Customer Reviews

    Alpha are a fresh & exciting function band covering absolutely everything from current chart hits to classic floor fillers. From Jessie J to Jocelyn Brown, Alpha will have the whole venue on their feet, yound & old!

  • Fee for Kent £1,205

    Wildcard

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

    Performing the very best & coolest music from The Weeknd, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Mark Ronson & more, plus some quirky hits from the likes of the Spice Girls, N Sync & even Destiny’s Child, Wildcard are a fun, exciting party band ready to kick start any event!

  • Fee for Kent £1,602

    Parade

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

    The ultimate in modern mashups, incredible sounds and the biggest classic and contemporary dancefloor anthems. Covering up-to-the-minute pop and rock with flavours of R&B, house and funk; Parade provide an unparalleled and unique live show.

  • Fee for Kent £1,820

    Ultraviolet

    Wedding Band Kent
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Ultraviolet are Highly Recommended 36 Customer Reviews

    Ultraviolet are a fantastic, vibrant & professional 4-7 piece party band. World class musicians & vocalists with an extensive range of repertoire from Chuck Berry to Taylor Swift! NEW! Current Hits List updated quarterly!!!

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.