Top 10 Corona Proof Live Wedding Bands For 2021 and 2022

July 2020 | Matt Oats

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COVID-19: We want to reassure you that Seventh Second is open for business as usual and here to help you with any questions or queries you have regarding booking, cancelling or postponing live entertainment during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Book with confidence with our handpicked 2021 and 2022 live wedding bands!


Well, its official, everyone is sick of this pandemic! Summer weddings may be a washout because of COVID-19 but 2021 and 2022 are set to be fantastic years for weddings and we can’t wait. We speak to lots of couples who are worried the wedding band they booked or will book may have disbanded come 2021 or 2022 because of this incredibly tough year so for some reassurance, we’ve handpicked our 10 best wedding bands that are available and eager to perform at weddings come 2021, 2022 and beyond.



If you want, you can skip right to our handpicked wedding bands here, otherwise, read on to find out how else we are helping wedding couples like you during the pandemic.


Wedding couples stress and uncertainty during the pandemic

We’ve spoken to and assisted so many couples in the last 4 months or so with their worries, concerns, important questions and plans for postponed or even cancelled weddings. The Coronavirus pandemic has been devastating and has hit the UK, the wedding industry, couples and their weddings especially hard.


Book with confidence during the pandemic and beyond

During these months, we’ve produced two guides in our blog helping with issues related to postponing or cancelling weddings due to COVID-19 and after such a fantastic response from couples who read them, we were also asked to write guest posts for high-profile wedding bloggers covering similar topics. Below is a list of the ways we are trying to help you, links to our past coronavirus guides and a COVID offer that’s really helping wedding couples

Save 15% on any 2021 or 2022 live wedding band booking here!

We’ve cancelled any inflation-based price rises for 2021

We won’t charge any fees for rescheduled or postponed weddings due to COVID-19

We continue to monitor the pandemic and lockdown situation carefully and update our guides accordingly

We are offering help and advice obligation free, to any couples that require it 7 days a week 10 am to 10 pm

Postponing your wedding entertainment due to COVID-19

Cancelling your wedding entertainment due to COVID-19


There’s always more than can be done

However, we started to notice that many couples were coming to us with serious concerns about the live wedding band they had booked or were going to book disbanding or simply not honouring their new 2021 or 2022 wedding dates. The sad reality is that many musicians are quitting music and so wedding bands are disbanding as the industry has been virtually wiped out for the foreseeable future. It’s been a brutal year for wedding musicians and the industry.


Wedding couples, we can help!



This doesn’t really help or reassure all you lovely wedding couples out there does it?! Not only are you having to live in lockdown, you are having to rebook your wedding and hope your live band will still be around come wedding day. That’s why we’ve put together our top 10 corona proof wedding bands for 2021!


What’s so special about these 10 handpicked wedding bands?

You can find out more about us here, but everyone at Seventh Second performs in the wedding bands we promote, and we also work behind the scenes running the website and chatting to all you lovely people. This means we are extra determined to stick around through thick and thin.


We’re not like other wedding agencies



Other wedding entertainment agencies aren’t in the bands they promote, they are simply middleman meaning they don’t always know if their wedding bands are disbanding or cancelling shows until it’s too late. As mentioned, we are in the wedding bands you see on our site and we know we aren’t going anywhere and can guarantee we will be performing at weddings for years to come. We have also re-evaluated and updated our booking contracts so both you and the live band you hire are safe and secure during these uncertain times. How can we promise all this though you may ask….


Seventh Second is Corona proof!

We’ve now managed to rebook around 90% of our bookings from 2020 to dates in 2021 or later (which has made our wedding couples very happy) and this means we are in a strong and safe financial position going into 2021. We’ve also been taking a healthy number of new bookings so we aren’t going anywhere and neither are our live wedding bands. We live to perform so a pandemic isn’t going to stop us from bringing the party to your wedding.


Onto our 10 handpicked wedding bands that are here to stay!

Now I’ve stopped waffling, let me guide you through our 10 handpicked wedding bands for 2021. You will find all types of wedding bands here plus all the core information you need including:

Pictures and video

Act biography

Some fun facts

Real wedding couple reviews

Line up, pricing and popular wedding songs


DJ Republic

See everything about DJ Republic here!

What are they all about?

If you want your wedding guests partying late into the night with hit after hit expertly performed by a high energy and truly unique outfit, then you’ve come to the right place. With years of experience performing in all sorts of professional wedding bands, members of DJ Republic know how to party and perform for you. With a large repertoire covering modern dance classics and popular club music amongst other genres, DJ Republic can take requests and offer a truly flexible and bespoke service. A full dance floor is guaranteed and you will enjoy yourself almost too much with this one of a kind live DJ come wedding band for hire. DJ Republic are a very unique live spectacle.

Plans for 2021 and fun facts!

Being a fairly new act, DJ Republic are raring to go for 2021 with some exciting shows lined up in the UK and abroad. With a fairly busy schedule in 2021, they’ve spent their time in lockdown perfecting their live set and working on some new quirky dance moves. Many of the members have been enjoying lockdown with some new family arrivals too!



Happy wedding couple reviews

“Cannot recommend DJ Republic enough. They played at our wedding performing a fantastic evening set. The dance floor was packed from start to finish in the evening! They get everyone going, we had so many compliments from our guests. Even my grandad was on the dance floor with his tie round his head, can’t think of a better compliment than that. Thank you so much for being amazing guys. Everyone loved you.”

Harry and Sian Williams, London, 2019


“Do not look any further than DJ Republic! Very well organised with great communication pre-wedding and even better on the night. They provided the wedding with the live band/DJ service, which was phenomenal. The whole room was bouncing from the start of the band to the end – including my 90-year old Nan. Thank you guys for adding your flair and talents to an unforgettable weekend! We can not recommend DJ Republic enough.”

Joe Willis, London, 2019


Line up, pricing and popular wedding songs

DJ Republic typically line up with lead male vocals/bass, lead female vocals, trumpet and guitar/DJ and prices start from £1850. Popular dance floor tunes include Closer, P.Y.T and Red Alert.




See more on Cadence here!

What are they all about?

With over 6 years of performance experience together, our Cadence wedding trio offers the kind of understated expert performances that can only be achieved after years of performing. You won’t find an acoustic trio with finer natural chemistry and it’s this musical chemistry that lights up weddings with energy, variety and a touch of style that only comes from truly excellent live acoustic music. With a carefully developed, extensive and exciting playlist that can be edited to cater to your tastes, you will be hard-pressed finding a more distinctive acoustic trio for hire. Cadence bring a contagious energy to any wedding day they attend.

Plans for 2021 and a fun fact!

We’ve managed to rebook all of Cadences 2020 shows for 2021 onwards so they have a fairly busy year ahead. They love to be busy so we’ve been working on new setlists and updated repertoires so they can get furiously busy gigging next year. Otherwise, Cadence have been getting busy on zoom teaching music to lots of excited new students from all around the UK and even abroad.



Happy wedding couple reviews

“Tina and I had the most magical day and Cadence were the icing on the cake for us! We watched their videos and fell in love with the covers they had. They catered for the special song that my wife wanted as she made her way down the aisle – it was very emotional and we’re so glad they were a part of our day.”

Howard and Tina Trow, Buckinghamshire, 2019


“I had Cadence play at my wedding ceremony. They performed a beautiful rendition of our favourite song and we couldn’t have been happier. We searched around for what seemed forever for the right music and once we saw their videos we knew that it was exactly what we wanted. Beautiful acoustic music.”

Christina Pollock, Oxfordshire, 2019

Line up, pricing and popular wedding songs

Cadence provide music either as a duo or trio made up of lead female vocals, percussion and acoustic guitar/backing vocals and prices start from a fantastic £600 for the duo. Top songs include California Girls, Hey Ho and New Rules.



Acoustic Captain

See everything on Acoustic Captain here!

What are they all about?

Performing outdoor or indoor is all in days work for Acoustic Captain. A real benefit to an acoustic band such as Acoustic Captain is the minimal amount of equipment they bring to any wedding. They can set up and pack down in an instant and roam freely entertaining your guests anywhere, any time. However, if you do have a larger wedding venue they can provide professional PA and lighting systems so everyone can join in the fun. If you want even more from this exciting quartet, have a look at their Captain Obvious outfit too. Acoustic Captain are a premium London act that add authentic, up-close musical entertainment to any wedding and if you want that unique acoustic sound you simply can’t go wrong booking these highly experienced musicians.

Plans for 2021 and a fun fact!

Acoustic Captain are looking forward to residencies at the Hippodrome and Heathrow Airport starting up again and booking up more high profile London weddings for 2021 too. Combined with their other wedding band Captain Obvious, it promises to be a busy year for this high profile London outfit. The bassist from Acoustic Captain actually performed with the very first members of the League of Gentlemen years back and on the gig realised he’d actually been to first school with one of the members. It’s a small world.



Happy wedding couple reviews

“Acoustic Captain were a fantastic acoustic party band. Great mix of songs and so much better than a DJ. Our guests commented on how good they were and want to book them for their weddings. Excellent job guys.”

James O’Neil, Somerset, 2020


“The boys provided a wonderful acoustic set for our wedding this weekend. They set up outside without any fuss and helped create the perfect atmosphere for our friends and family to enjoy the sunshine.”

Adele and Justin Jefferies, Louth, 2019


Line up, pricing and popular wedding songs

Acoustic Captain line up at your wedding as a quartet made up of lead male vocals/acoustic guitar x2, percussion and double bass. Prices start from £1650 and popular songs include Lonely Boy, Use Somebody and I Feel Good.



League of Gentlemen

See all about League of Gentlemen here!

What are they all about?

With glowing reviews, thousands of hours of performance experience and dedication to their art, the League of Gentlemen guarantee you a professional, personalised, passionate performance that will really enhance your wedding. They’ve recorded sessions for top music producers at studios such as Abbey Road and Rock Sound not to mention touring worldwide and performing at Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Shepherd’s Bush Empire, the Roundhouse, SXSW and NXNE amongst 0thers. Music is their life, period. The League of Gentlemen know your wedding isn’t all about their music, so they hope you’ll enjoy their professional attitude, discreet setup, and sensitivity to your individual needs. Live music with a bit of an edge for a wedding that wants to rock!

Plans for 2021 and a fun fact!

Another of our acts that has managed to move almost all their 2020 bookings to later in the year or into 2021, the League of Gentlemen have a busy 2021 and 2022 ahead. Being one of our most popular and flexible wedding bands we always advise booking them as soon as you can if you want a high tempo, adrenaline-packed live wedding show! During the lockdown, the boys have been busy performing online to raise money for charity and even finding the time to write new music for original projects and musicals. Ian the frontman even shaved his and his two boys hair off to raise money for the NHS during the pandemic!



Happy wedding couple reviews

“The boys judged the mood and tone of the room and guests very well. I was really pleased that the dance floor was full up by the second song and stayed that way all night. I had many comments from my guests about how good the band was and offered something a bit different to the usual wedding DJ.”

Elaine Garrett, London, 2012


“The League of Gentlemen were absolutely fantastic at our wedding – everyone was on the dancefloor for both sets and they played brilliantly throughout. They included all of our favourite songs and many jaw-droppingly good guitar solos. Lots of our guests, many of whom are gifted musicians themselves, asked how we had found such a great wedding band. They were incredibly professional throughout and we would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a band for their special event. Seventh Second made organising a wedding band wonderfully simple – it was easily the most hassle-free part of planning the wedding.”

Simon and Helen Hockney, Brighton, 2019


Line up, pricing and popular wedding songs

League of Gentlemen are most commonly booked in their 4 piece line up of lead male vocals, guitar, bass and drums and prices start at an affordable £800. Popular songs at weddings include Basket Case, Forget You and Praise You.



Paper Boats

See more on Paper Boats here!

What are they all about?

Based in the south, this dynamic 3 to 9 piece acoustic wedding band for hire travel all over to provide festivals, weddings, parties and functions some fine folk sounds to get you dancing the night away. Members not only have years of experience performing at weddings and events, they are also established folk musicians performing worldwide meaning they can effortlessly deliver that Mumford & Sons, festival-inspired performance you’ve always wanted. In fact, the drummer of Paper Boats has toured with Mumford & Sons and shared a stage at Glastonbury with them!

Plans for 2021 and a fun fact!

Paper Boats have a lot of weddings and festivals lines up for 2021 provided the pandemic has eased and are looking forward to entertaining all sorts of people with their dynamic and vibrant festival infused folk extravaganza! Their lead singer and double bassist Tali has been busy writing and recording his first solo, folk-infused album in 13 years! That’s some hiatus!



Happy wedding couple reviews

“PERFECT! Paper Boats were polite and kind, really accommodating. They created a brilliant atmosphere and everyone said how great the band were. SUPER talented, we would HIGHLY recommend them if you want a great acoustic wedding band!”

Lucy Wedd, Wiltshire, 2019


“Truly brilliant band who were a big part in making our wedding day the best day of our lives. So many of the guests commented on how great the band were – among them professional musicians who are not easily pleased. The constantly packed dance floor spoke for itself. Fantastic performance – thank you.”

Charles Barry, Shropshire, 2018


Line up, pricing and popular wedding songs

Paper Boats usually perform in a 3 or 5 piece but they can mix and match all sorts of musicians to suit your wedding. Prices start from £800 and foot-stomping wedding crowds love Riptide, Little Lion Man and Shut Up and Dance with Me.



The Usual Suspects

See everything about The Usual Suspects here!

What are they all about?

With years of experience, countless happy clients, the best equipment and the best training a musician can get you can relax and enjoy the wedding music and fun unfold with The Usual Suspects. No matter how big or small your wedding, their top of the range PA system and excellent light show guarantee you a professional, sleek setup and performance from start to finish that exceeds expectation. It’s why they are one of our most popular live wedding trios for hire. With years of experience entertaining countless happy clients, top-spec equipment and plenty of great booking options and add-ons, what more could you ask for! The Usual Suspects won’t disappoint you or your wedding guests.

Plans for 2021 and a fun fact!

The main frontman of the Usual Suspects welcomed baby Archie into his family only a month back so he has been busy as a new dad like some members of Flair. The rest of the band have been enjoying performing online shows for everyone and also enjoying some quality time with housemates. The Usual Suspects have plenty of gigs lined up for 2021 and are looking forward to a few weddings in Italy too!



Happy wedding couple reviews

“The guys were f****** brilliant!! Everyone really enjoyed everything they played and some pretty manic dancing was done by all! From a logistics point of view they were as slick and professional as can be. They had a note of all the song requests we had sent across and those we wanted at the end and had the first dance song set up perfectly. Please pass on a heartfelt thanks to all of the guys from Louise and I and also a big thanks to you for all your work, input and help. Your name and the work you do will definitely be passed on to anyone who needs a band. Thanks from a very happy couple.”

Peter and Louise Hook, London, 2016


“We did have a great time thanks! The guys were absolutely brilliant and here is our a 5* review. All our guests were wowed and my Dad (a keen guitarist himself) thought the bassist was very, very talented indeed. A great wedding band!”

Catherine Hutchinson, Leeds, 2015


Line up, pricing and popular wedding songs

The Usual Suspects are a trio as standard and consist of lead male vocals/guitar, drums/backing vocals and bass/lead vocals. Prices start from £730 which is great for such a popular wedding act. Top wedding songs include All-Star, Adventure Of A Lifetime and Wake Me Up.



From the Top

See more from From the Top here!

What are they all about?

When it comes to the variety of music offered, From the Top don’t disappoint. They masterfully cover tunes from the ’50s right up to modern-day, putting their own big band spin on tunes from Chaka Khan to Bruno Mars. Like all acts at Seventh Second, this fantastic live band bring top-spec instruments, PA and lighting to your wedding so you enjoy the complete musical experience. They can take requests, tailor sets to you and your guests, offer fantastic background music and now offer line ups from 3 up to 9 piece so all weddings at all locations and budgets can be catered for. If you truly want some of the finest female-fronted big band music at your wedding there really is no excuse not to book From the Top. They are the cream of the crop and really can’t be beaten by any band when it comes to professionalism or sheer musical fun!

Plans for 2021 and a fun fact!

From the Top have a fun and varied 2021 planned with weddings happening all over the UK and are looking forward to continuing to fill the diary with stunning weddings, parties and corporate events as usual. Not quite a fun fact but with one of their wedding gigs having been rescheduled 3 times due to the pandemic already, they hold the record for the most rescheduled wedding here at Seventh Second.



Happy wedding couple reviews

“Just a belated email to say thanks a lot for performing at our wedding!  As you will have gathered from the packed dance floor and fact that none of us wanted you to stop, it was a great evening and everyone enjoyed the music immensely! Thanks again, and please pass our thanks to the rest of the band!”

Carlo and Lizzie Hunt, Surrey, 2019


“We have to thank you so much for everything you did to make our evening wedding reception so wonderful! We were so thrilled with your performance and keep hearing many great things about your music from our guests. Your varied repertoire was exactly why we chose you and the way you learnt our song especially for our first dance was incredible. Thank you!”

Jeff and Beth Brown, Wimbledon, 2018


Line up, pricing and popular wedding songs

From the Top provide the fun as a 3 piece and right up to a 9 piece but prices start from £1000 for a 4 piece of lead female vocals, lead male vocals/guitar, bass and drums. Requested songs include Hound Dog, Thinking Of You and Relight My Fire.



Good Fellas

See everything about Good Fellas here!

What are they all about?

With a wealth of experience through hundreds of wedding performances, festivals and TV and radio work, wedding quintet Good Fellas combine passion and unbridled fun through their bombastic band led by one of the most flamboyant frontmen you will ever witness. Brandishing keyboard, trumpet and even bongos he will deliver a master class in vocal and stage performance. Plucking hits from the ‘50s up to present day including the very best Indie, Rock & Pop classics from diverse artists such as Oasis, The Killers, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Foo Fighters and many more you just can’t go wrong with Brighton’s best live wedding band. Good Fellas can also offer a special Britpop or Garage live show that will take you back to the ‘90s. With a plethora of fantastic reviews throughout the years, Good Fellas are a rocking four or five-piece who love to party.

Plans for 2021 and a fun fact!

Good Fellas love to keep busy and have been working hard on new setlists and promo during the lockdown ready for the return of weddings. They’ve also got all of their 2020 shows moved to 2021 so are ready to rock! Book this fantastic live wedding band before 2021 is all booked up for them. Although they generally only go out as a 4 piece, their charismatic frontman harnesses vocals, keys, bongos and trumpet at any given moment during a show making this live band larger than life!


Happy wedding couple reviews

“It was really important to us to have a great band playing the music we love at our wedding, and Goodfellas did just that! Our first dance was not originally in their repertoire but they were more than happy to learn a new song and played it beautifully, including some unexpected but excellent trumpet work! As soon as the first dance finished the dance floor was packed and remained so until the end of the night. We have such great memories of dancing like crazy with all our friends and family to our favourites songs, played by a really talented band, so thank you for making that happen Goodfellas.  We really cannot recommend this band enough, they are really talented, friendly and professional and really made our wedding reception very special.”

Amanda Loft, Dover, 2012


“We just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and the rest of the band for a brilliant performance at our wedding. We have had so many comments from guests about how good you guys were and how much fun they had. I have never seen a dance floor so packed for the whole night!”

Anna Bayne, Kent, 2014


Line up, pricing and popular wedding songs

Good Fellas arrive at weddings in their popular 4 piece made up of lead male vocals/keys, guitar, bass and drums and with prices starting from £900 they are quite the bargain. Popular songs at wedding parties include Galway Girl, Treasure and 7 Days.



Party Republic

See all about Party Republic here!

What are they all about?

This exceptional, award-winning wedding band give their all at every wedding they are hired for bringing energy, raw talent and a packed, fun-filled dance floor along for the ride. Party Republic are here to create your ultimate wedding memories and are happy to tailor their service and performance to your needs. They also offer a bespoke acoustic duo if you want some relaxing background music added to your wedding day. As with all our wedding acts, Party Republic supply top quality musical and lighting gear plus PLI and PAT certificates so they can perform to their max in any venue. Watch their video and read some of their glowing testimonials and you will quickly understand why you can’t not book this award-winning live wedding band.


Plans for 2021 and a fun fact!

Did you know that Party Republic have won best live wedding band in Hampshire and Dorset two years in a row? They plan to only get better for the latter of 2020 and into 2021 and we’re sure more awards will be on the way. Party Republic have also been busy updating their live setlists and live show so they can wow all those excited wedding crowds as soon as the lockdown is lifted. They can’t wait!



Happy wedding couple reviews

“After looking for hours on end at various bands, we knew straight away this band was the one for us! They were so informative before the date sending us their long and varied set lists for us to pick some favourite songs to create a wicked evening. They totally exceeded our expectations on our wedding night! The dance floor was buzzing and nobody wanted them to end! I couldn’t recommend them highly enough on vocals, set list, professionalism, price and great fun! Best wedding band around!!! “

Adam and Jo Thompon, London, 2017


“We hired Party Republic for our wedding and they were amazing! Everyone commented on how great they were, they read the dancefloor and kept it full all night, they were all great and so easy to talk to, they made a real effort. Thank you so much for making our evening extra special!”

Lucy Edmans, Whitstable, 2019


Line up, pricing and popular wedding songs

Party Republic usually turn up to weddings as a four-piece made up of lead female vocals, guitar, bass and drums and prices start from £1600. Songs that are asked for time and again include Rather Be, Treat You Better and We Found Love.



Knight Riders

View more on Knight Riders here!

What are they all about?

Maybe you are hosting a wedding with a twist, themed wedding or simply want some wedding entertainment that’s totally, totally different. Knight Riders can bring something to your wedding that no other live party band can. With many of the members also performing in our world-class act Flair, you are guaranteed a performance and professionalism of the highest order.
Even though Knight Riders are one of the best themed ’80’s wedding bands for hire in the UK with a highly polished and varied ’80s setlist, they are happy to take requests and transform them into ’80s styled classics. Nothing is too much for a band with the talent that Knight Riders posses. Get ready for some serious nostalgic fun and silliness with one of the best ’80s themed wedding bands out there. You’d be bonkers not to book them!

Plans for 2021 and a fun fact!

Knight Riders are a relatively new band so the lockdown knocked the wind out of their musical sails a bit! However, they remain determined to get back on the gigging circuit asap so everyone can witness their truly unique live show and amazing ’80s setlist. Did you know that all members of Knight Riders were born in the ’80s and this was one of the major reasons they put together this brilliant, fun little quartet!



Happy wedding couple reviews

“We had Knight Riders at our wedding in June, and after much stalking we had high expectations….and they did not disappoint…..they were amazing and really helped make our day the best! They are loud, fun, entertaining, get everyone dancing and do what they can to make an event a success so we thank you sooooo much for keeping our guests entertained – everyone gave positive feedback. A big thanks for learning Living on a Prayer and also nailing the garage mix…. so many great memories.”

Kat and John Jones, Birmingham, 2019


“Knight Riders were absolutely incredible and booking them was one of the best decisions we could have made. Despite initial concern that not all of my guests (particularly elderly family members) would enjoy a more 80s themed wedding, they had everyone up on the dance floor and all of our guests, including the oldies, commented on how great they were and how different it was to the usual cheesy wedding music. They really are a lovely group of guys too and amazing to deal with. They were so friendly and helpful in the lead up to the day, learning new songs and accommodating our Israeli dancing set. I highly recommend them to anyone – they were so good that our bar bill came in under budget as no one wanted to leave the dance floor!!”

Victoria Wershof, London, 2019


Line up, pricing and popular wedding songs

Knight Riders typically consist of lead male vocals/bass, guitar, drums and keytar with prices starting from £2350. Popular wedding songs include Call Me Al, Don’t You Want Me and Easy.

Save 15% on any 2021 or 2022 live wedding band booking right now!

Fun, reliable and professional wedding bands are here for you 

So there you have it! Fun, reliable and professional live bands that are ready to perform as soon as you and your wedding venue are. Our live wedding bands aren’t going anywhere so in this uncertain and scary time, I hope that reassures you and gets you dreaming about your wedding again! We can’t wait to be there performing and celebrating your special day with your friends and family and helping create some fantastic memories for you all.

If you have any questions, comments or just want to chat about all things wedding band, contact us 7 days and a week, 10 am to 10 pm. We spend a lot of time making our blog posts the best we can for you so if you liked what you read please consider sharing it with others.

Stay safe and have some fun during lockdown!


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