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  • Fee for London £1,124

    Minnie And The Moochers

    Soul, Funk and Pop Band London
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Minnie And The Moochers are Highly Recommended 7 Customer Reviews

    Bring the very best Blues, Motown & Soul to your event, Minnie And The Moochers perform your favourite classics with music from all the greats including Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Otis Redding & more!

  • Fee for London £1,478

    Retro Station

    Retro Swing Band London
    Number of members: 5 5 stars - Retro Station are Highly Recommended 5 Customer Reviews

    Retro Station are a swing party band with a retro twist! Bringing you glamour, fun and famous pop tunes in an array of vintage music styles, their exciting live sets include songs from Megan Trainor, Ed Sheeran, The White Stripes & more! Previous venues include Primo Bar, Quaglino's, The Green Rooms... Read more...

  • Fee for London £1,282

    The Wedding Crashers

    Rock and Pop Trio London
    Number of members: 3 5 stars - The Wedding Crashers are Highly Recommended 109 Customer Reviews

    The Wedding Crashers are a charismatic, super-talented, modest all-male 3 piece who specialise in delivering classic hits from the 80s, 90s, 00s and beyond!

  • Fee for London £2,180

    Parade

    Wedding Band London
    Number of members: 5 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 London £962

    Resident Heroes

    Rock and Pop Trio London
    Number of members: 3 5 stars - Resident Heroes are Highly Recommended 62 Customer Reviews

    Contemporary covers trio Resident Heroes offer a truly versatile performance. Tackling a unique and appealing selection of indie-rock, pop & hip-hop hits from the early 90's to today, they can strip down to the bare basics for a laid-back acoustic session, or plug-in and amp-up to bring your party t... Read more...

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  • Fee for London £1,346

    Rokko

    Wedding Band London
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Rokko are Highly Recommended 23 Customer Reviews

    During their 15-year career, Rokko have entertained crowds the worldwide. As well as being chosen to take part in a 30-day tour of Afghanistan where they provided a moral boost for the British Forces, Rokko have also taken their unique show to Finland, Sweden, Kosovo & the Middle-East. With a huge r... Read more...

  • Fee for London £1,887

    Blue Twist

    Vintage Party Band London
    Number of members: 7 5 stars - Blue Twist are Highly Recommended 27 Customer Reviews

    Having wowed crowds at Chelsea Flower Show, Wilderness Festival & many other prestigious events, Blue Twist are ready to bring their infectious enthusiasm, authenticity & incredible live show to your dance floor! Featuring seven of the UK's top musicians with a wealth of industry experience, Blue Tw... Read more...

  • Fee for London £1,089

    Instaband

    Rock, Pop and Soul Trio London
    Number of members: 3 5 stars - Instaband are Highly Recommended 13 Customer Reviews

    Instaband are available as a 3, 4, 5 or 6 piece band, allowing them to adapt to any event. The default line up is a trio consisting of female vocals, guitar & saxophone, and they use professional backing tracks to enhance their sound for a full live band experience.

  • Fee for London £1,122 +VAT

    The Headliners

    Wedding Band London
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - The Headliners are Highly Recommended 13 Customer Reviews

    A young, versatile band with a unique sound & style! Featuring some of the most in demand session musicians from the London music scene, The Headliners deliver the highest quality performance every time. With an extensive repertoire covering hit songs; The Headliners are guaranteed to have everyone ... Read more...

  • Fee for London £2,885 +VAT

    Into The Groove

    Wedding Band London
    Number of members: 6 5 stars - Into The Groove are Highly Recommended 3 Customer Reviews

    One of the finest bands on the scene, Into The Groove fuse stunning male and female vocals with a super tight rhythm section and razor sharp horns. Having previously performed with the likes of Beverley Knight, Jamiroquai and Ed Sheeran, this 6-10 piece band will provide you with a breath-taking per... Read more...

Our Guide to the best
Wedding Bands London has to offer

The list of artists hailing from England’s capital is long and diverse, going back through the years – from legends Matt Monroe, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Clash, and Queen to Basement Jaxx, most of the Spice Girls, Amy Winehouse, and Mumford & Sons, to Leona Lewis, The Big Moon, AlunaGeorge and Dua Lipa...and many more! This is a truly musical region.

Serving its huge population, London has so many amazing music venues – the city is a hub of culture. Among the many, The Roundhouse, the Royal Albert Hall, The O2, Wembley Stadium, Hyde Park are some of the best-known venues. It’s a centre for music festivals too – from the world-famous Notting Hill Carnival to June’s refined concerts at Hampton Court Palace, to huge dance festivals like We Are FSTVL, award-winning newbies All Points East, and family-friendly festivals like Kaleidoscope, London celebrates music and culture across the year.

London has a range of prestigious schools dedicated to music, and a long history of developing the finest musicians across genres. Many were setup in the late nineteenth century and are still going strong, including the Royal Academy of Music, established in 1822. The London Music School is the youngest school, founded in 1984, developing contemporary new musicians.


Wedding Band Hire London


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

The cost of a wedding band 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 London Has To Offer!

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Local London Wedding Venues

We work closely with some amazing wedding venues in London including: The Dorchester Hotel, Trafalgar Tavern, Trinity Buoy Wharf, The Savoy Hotel, The Landmark Hotel, The Grosvenor House Hotel, Town Hall Hotel & Apartments, Dartmouth House, Bingham 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 London

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 London and the surrounding areas: Audrey Ametis Weddings, Inspiring Celebrations, One Oake, Stylish Events, Always Andri Wedding Design, Couture Weddings & Events, The Stars Inside, Ritzy Events plus many more here.

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