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  • Fee for Hampshire £1,209

    Minnie And The Moochers

    Soul, Funk and Pop Band Hampshire
    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 Hampshire £1,479

    Swamp Cats

    Wedding Band Hampshire
    Number of members: 5 5 stars - Swamp Cats are Highly Recommended 39 Customer Reviews

    A riveting & unique five-piece guaranteed to fill your dance floor with exciting, energetic & down right cool live performances! Playing classics from the likes of Otis Redding & Elvis Presley to the very latest from Bruno Mars & Pharrell, Swamp Cats ooze soul, style & passion! Previous experience i... Read more...

  • Fee for Hampshire £1,334

    The Colts

    Wedding Band Hampshire
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - The Colts are Highly Recommended 70 Customer Reviews

    The Colts are a high-energy professional party band whose members who have played in the West End; toured the world; supported well-known artists & appeared on television & radio. Playing hits from the 1950’s right up to the present day, including songs by Bruno Mars, The Killers, Stevie Wonder, Que... Read more...

  • Fee for Hampshire £1,924

    The Coronets

    Wedding Band Hampshire
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - The Coronets are Highly Recommended 3 Customer Reviews

    With a huge repertoire of floor filling classic and contemporary tracks, The Coronets are a party powerhouse. They cover rock and pop, country and soul and everything in between, including a mixture of popular Irish songs that will have your guests on their feet all night. The Coronets are available... Read more...

  • Fee for Hampshire £989

    JukeBossa

    Bossa Nova Covers of Pop Songs Hampshire
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - JukeBossa are Highly Recommended 10 Customer Reviews

    JukeBossa fuse chart hits plus pop, soul & dance with Latin & World rhythm's creating an infectiously happy sound that’s a perfect suit for any dance floor! With covers ranging from the likes of Clean Bandit to Stevie Wonder, JukeBossa will make your event unique, lively & whisk you off to the sunny... Read more...

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  • Fee for Hampshire £1,505

    High Voltage

    Wedding Band Hampshire
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - High Voltage are Highly Recommended 7 Customer Reviews

    High Voltage is a band of talented, versatile & professional musicians. Having performed at O2 arenas, Shepherds Bush Empire to Cafe De Paris and The Dorchester, they play an eclectic blend of music from the 60’s up to the present day including songs from; Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, The Black Eyed ... Read more...

  • Fee for Hampshire £1,465

    The Long Straws

    Rock & Pop Retro Rockabilly Covers Band Hampshire
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - The Long Straws are Highly Recommended 25 Customer Reviews

    The Long Straws are not your average function band; they will jive, twist & shake up any event taking crowds back to the vibrant world of a 1950’s dance hall with a rockabilly bang! Covering artists from Taylor Swift & Arctic Monkeys to Chuck Berry & The Beatles but in a rockabilly-jive style, The L... Read more...

  • Fee for Hampshire £789

    Sugar

    Acoustic Trio Hampshire
    Number of members: 3 5 stars - Sugar are Highly Recommended 15 Customer Reviews

    Sugar are a fresh, cool & talented acoustic trio. Performing both relaxed & upbeat material, old & new, the trio cover music from the Beatles to Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Stevie Wonder and more! Having wowed crowds for Google, BBC, P&O Cruises and more, this trio as a must have act for any special occasi... Read more...

  • Fee for Hampshire £1,109

    Sugar Rush

    Rock and Pop Function Band Hampshire
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Sugar Rush are Highly Recommended 14 Customer Reviews

    Sugar Rush are the band to book if you want a real party! Fresh, cool & talented, the band offer something for everyone with previous clients including Google, BBC, Somerset House, Disney & many more.

  • Fee for Hampshire £1,154 +VAT

    The Headliners

    Wedding Band Hampshire
    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...

Our Guide to the best
Wedding Bands Hampshire has to offer

Hampshire is home to a wide variety of musicians from pop princes Craig David and Matt Cardle to indie troubadour Frank Turner, who perhaps sums up the eclectic musical output as a former punk turned folk singer-songwriter. Hampshire has produced musicians across all musical genres including celebrated cellist Jennifer Ward Clarke, top 40 hit factory from the 1980’s Howard Jones and Grammy award winning indie-pop singer, Foxes.

At more than 1,400 square miles, Hampshire has plenty of space for hosting music festivals and events. Boomtown is one of its largest with over 30 stages celebrating music from every musical genre, Victorious is a family friendly music festival that takes place over the August bank holiday on the Southsea Seafront, the beautiful Grange Park Opera hosts The Grange Festival series of world-class opera performances in the heart of Hampshire and Wickham Festival ticks the boutique box winning ‘Best UK Festival, cap. under 15000’ at the Live UK Music Business Awards in October 2015.

Hampshire is not short of music venues with The Joiners, The Wedgewood Rooms and The West End Centre hosting smaller music events in Southampton, Southsea and Aldershot and the Pyramids Centre and Portsmouth Guildhall catering to audiences of up to 1,250 & 2,500.

Our Wedding Bands in Hampshire

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


Alive Network is home to 11 of the very best wedding bands who are based in Hampshire and 575 other bands who are available to hire for weddings taking place within the county.


Hiring a Wedding Band In Hampshire


How much does it cost to hire wedding bands in Hampshire?

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 Hampshire Has To Offer!

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



Local Hampshire Wedding Venues

We work closely with some amazing wedding venues in Hampshire including: Elvetham Hotel, The Tithe Barn, Rivervale Barn, Clock Barn, Tylney Hall, Old Thorns Golf & Country Estate, Audleys Wood Hotel, Lainston House Hotel, Master Builder's House 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 Hampshire

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 Hampshire and the surrounding areas: By Siobhan Louise and Caroline Sian Weddings & Events.

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