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  • Fee for Cheshire £1,282

    Charleston Swingers

    Charleston Act Cheshire
    Number of members: 5 5 stars - Charleston Swingers are Highly Recommended 4 Customer Reviews

    The Charleston Swingers recreate the Great Gatsby Party experience, playing popular hits from roaring 20s with optional showgirls performing and party starting with your guests.

  • Fee for Cheshire £1,282

    The Sinatra Swingers

    Wedding Band Cheshire
    Number of members: 5 5 stars - The Sinatra Swingers are Highly Recommended 25 Customer Reviews

    The Sinatra Swingers are great for a party crowd with a wide variety of ages and tastes in music. They entertain fabulously with diverse styles from swing and latin exotica to 50's and 60s rock and pop, to vintage versions of pop hits and rock anthems. 

  • Fee for Cheshire £833

    The Charleston Three

    Charleston Act Cheshire
    Number of members: 3 5 stars - The Charleston Three are Highly Recommended 5 Customer Reviews

    The Charleston Three are a smaller version of The Charleston Swingers; great for a Gatsby party or roaring 1920’s or 1930’s themed party with a modest budget, or an intimate party or a drinks reception.

  • Fee for Cheshire £1,279

    Drive

    Wedding Band Cheshire
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Drive are Highly Recommended 37 Customer Reviews

    Known across the UK for their ‘real gig’ feel, Drive are the perfect choice for real music lovers looking to party! Specialising in indie-rock with a bit of modern pop thrown in for good measure, this energetic 4-piece band are huge crowd-pleasers and receive rave reviews wherever they go!

  • Fee for Cheshire £1,411

    The Family

    Wedding Band Cheshire
    Number of members: 5 5 stars - The Family are Highly Recommended 25 Customer Reviews

    The Family are a Funk, Soul & Pop party band, performing a superb mix of classic and contemporary dance floor fillers. One of Manchester’s finest function bands, the band work closely with you to ensure that the music for your event is perfect!

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  • Fee for Cheshire £728

    Bobby Jones and The Retro Tones

    Wedding Band Cheshire
    Number of members: 3 5 stars - Bobby Jones and The Retro Tones are Highly Recommended 8 Customer Reviews

    Bobby Jones and The Retro Tones are a ultra-hip, swinging combo from the buzzing North-West jazz scene. Creating a unique new twist on jazz standards and classic pop tunes, the Bobby Jones and The Retro Tones are one of the best and coolest jazz bands around!

  • Fee for Cheshire £1,049

    The Flairs

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

    Providing high quality sound and lighting, The Flairs pride themselves on being reliable, efficient and experienced with tried and tested set lists, guaranteed to fill a dance floor! With lots of energy and commanding stage presence, the band will ensure a great for all.

  • Fee for Cheshire £1,229

    The 45s

    Wedding Band Cheshire
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - The 45s are Highly Recommended 9 Customer Reviews

    The 45s are a retro style band who perform unique live sets! Covering music (in their own vintage style!) from artists such as Michael Jackson, Bill Withers, Jessie J, The Beatles, Estelle & more, The 45s are a cool & quirky band perfect for your event!

  • Fee for Cheshire £1,045

    Ceilidh And Co

    Ceilidh Trio Cheshire
    Number of members: 3 5 stars - Ceilidh And Co are Highly Recommended 4 Customer Reviews

    Ceilidh And Co are a collective of energetic, fresh faced musicians who are experts in the art of a great ceilidh. Including driving percussion, foot stomping piano & ferocious fiddle, this charming trio perform dances which are easy & fun!

  • Fee for Cheshire £820

    Vision

    Wedding Band Cheshire
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Vision are Highly Recommended 9 Customer Reviews

    Meet Vision; an exciting four-piece band ready to kick start your party. Performing music for everyone covering artists such as Bruno Mars, Clean Bandit, Stevie Wonder, Beatles, Killers & more, Vision's live sets are complete with a full sound and great on-stage chemistry!

Our Guide to the Best
Wedding Bands Cheshire has to offer

Cheshire is home to musical talents across a range of genres. Cheshire artists include singer-songwriter Gary Barlow OBE, mezzo-soprano Alice Coote, Girls Aloud’s Nicola Roberts, 1-D’s Harry Styles, record producer and singer-songwriter to stars like Beyonce and Sia, Chris Braide, blues steel acoustic guitarist Tom Doughty, and rockers The Virginmarys.

Cheshire showcases live music across the county, with venues such as Crewe’s Lyceum Theatre, The Acoustic Lounge in Stockport, Alexander’s Jazz Theatre in Chester, and with smaller community venues and pubs like Bollington Arts Centre and Knutsford’s very own Wine and Wallop. The region is home to music events such as Car Fest North, Neighbourhood Weekender, Macclesfield Festival and Jodrell Bank’s Bluedot Festival, which combines music, science and culture.

Cheshire Wedding Bands on Alive Network

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


Alive Network is home to the very best wedding bands who are available to hire for weddings taking place within the area.


Hiring Wedding Bands in Cheshire


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

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 Cheshire Has To Offer!

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



Local Cheshire Wedding Venues

We work closely with some amazing wedding venues in Cheshire including: Peckforton Castle, Sandhole Oak Barn, Crewe Hall, Thornton Manor, Nunsmere Hall Hotel, Colshaw Hall Country Estate, Belle Epoque Brasserie, De Vere Carden Park Hotel, The Mere Court Hotel, Thornton Hall 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 Cheshire

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 Cheshire and the surrounding areas: Benessamy Wedding & Event Planning, Your Fabulous Wedding, Mary Cushen Wedding Planner, Fabulous Together, Charlotte Elise Weddings & Events and Staffordshire Wedding Planning.

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