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  • Fee for Kent £1,154

    New Light

    Wedding Band Kent
    Number of members: 3 Highly Recommended

    New Light are an energetic party band with an outstanding repertoire guaranteed to keep the dancefloor jumping! Big sing-a-long classics from across the eras ensures that there's something for everyone to party to!

  • Fee for Kent £2,198

    Motor City Soul

    Wedding Band Kent
    Number of members: 7 5 stars - Motor City Soul are Highly Recommended 15 Customer Reviews

    Playing some of the greatest tunes ever written, Motor City Soul deliver fiery and funky sets of classic Motown, Atlantic and rare Northern soul. Available as a 7-10 piece band with an infectious enthusiasm, Motor City Soul will bring the golden age of music to your event!

  • Fee for Kent £2,758 +VAT

    Subsonic

    Wedding Band Kent
    Number of members: 5 5 stars - Subsonic are Highly Recommended 28 Customer Reviews

    Subsonic are one of the busiest London based party bands around. Made up of industry professionals Subsonic never fail to get audiences to their feet. With a huge repertoire of songs they can cater their performance to all types of parties and events.

  • Fee for Kent £1,154

    Festival Anthems

    Rock and Pop Trio Kent
    Number of members: 3 5 stars - Festival Anthems are Highly Recommended 20 Customer Reviews

    Recreating some of the biggest sounds on the festival circuit, Festival Anthems guarantee to get your party rocking! Their set includes music you’d expect to hear at Glastonbury with tracks from Kings Of Leon, Rizzle Kicks, Foo Fighters & more!

  • Fee for Kent £3,206

    Funk It Up

    Wedding Band Kent
    Number of members: 8 5 stars - Funk It Up are Highly Recommended 5 Customer Reviews

    Meet Funk It Up! An upbeat bunch, who love jumping into your party and encouraging your crowd to get dancing all night long! With a 2-piece brass section that packs a punch plus incredible male and female vocals, the band perform music from Bruno Mars to The Jacksons, Marvin Gaye to Clean Bandit and... Read more...

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  • Fee for Kent £2,308

    Pop It Good

    Wedding Band Kent
    Number of members: 6 5 stars - Pop It Good are Highly Recommended 4 Customer Reviews

    If you are looking for the best party ever, you've found the right band! Pop It Good are an upbeat bunch who love nothing more than the very best hits and a jumping dance floor! With a wealth of professional experience, the band have entertained crowds for Windsor Racecourse, BBC, Albion & East and ... Read more...

  • Fee for Kent £1,293

    Velocity

    Soul, Funk and Motown Band Kent
    Number of members: 5 5 stars - Velocity are Highly Recommended 39 Customer Reviews

    Velocity are a young, fresh & contemporary 5-piece party band. With incredible vocals, amazing musicianship & an energetic stage presence, Velocity deliver an electrifying performance every time!

  • Fee for Kent £2,565

    Roadtrip

    Wedding Band Kent
    Number of members: 6 5 stars - Roadtrip are Highly Recommended 8 Customer Reviews

    An entertaining, high energy party band that will be sure to get everyone up on their feet! With a huge repertoire spanning over 5 decades, including everyone's favourite Pop, R&B, Motown Hits; Roadtrip guarantee to bring the party to your event!

  • Fee for Kent £1,269

    Starlight

    Wedding Band Kent
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Starlight are Highly Recommended 30 Customer Reviews

    A young, stylish, female-fronted 4 piece covering songs from Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, The Killers, Bon Jovi, Kings Of Leon, Amy Winehouse & many more. With their attention to detail and infectious energy, they’re guaranteed to bring the feel-good vibe to any party and make your event extra special!

  • Fee for Kent £987

    Juicebox

    Rock and Pop Trio Kent
    Number of members: 3 5 stars - Juicebox are Highly Recommended 31 Customer Reviews

    A young, stylish, female-fronted 3-piece covering songs from Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, The Killers, Amy Winehouse & more. An ideal option for clients on a budget, venues with sound limiters or limited space. With their attention to detail & infectious energy, they’re guaranteed to bring the feel-good ... Read more...

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.