Our Handpicked Acoustic And Folk Wedding Bands For Hire

July 2020 | Jon Stephens

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  • Folk Wedding Bands
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  • Live Wedding Band Guide

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The best acoustic and folk wedding bands for hire in the UK brought to you by Seventh Second


Acoustic wedding bands are very popular with all sorts of couples who are looking to have some stunning and intimate live music at their wedding. Whether roaming or performing on stage, acoustic wedding bands add a different and refreshingly fun dimension to live wedding entertainment. They are well worth considering when it comes to picking live wedding entertainment for your special day.



Our acoustic and folk wedding bands for hire

Like all our wedding bands, we are very proud of our acoustic and folk wedding bands. Acoustic music is honest and natural, you can’t hide behind effects or massive PA systems so being an excellent musician or vocalist comes as standard because what you see and hear is as musically transparent as it gets. It’s highly personal and emotive music and shows why it’s so popular with wedding parties year after year. During your ceremony, wedding breakfast or just during breaks at your wedding, acoustic musicians provide light fun and relaxation, emotionally charged tear-jerkers or energetic folk filled fun whenever you want it!


Indoor, outdoor, roaming or staged! 

Like all acts at Seventh Second, our acoustic and folk bands can provide excellent PA and lighting systems to kick start your wedding but they can also strip right down to the bare essentials and wander around your wedding bringing beautiful music to all corners and all guests. It’s quite a unique and memorable spectacle watching a top class acoustic wedding band roam your wedding, I highly recommend it! All our acts are happy to split between roaming and performing on a stage and yes that’s right, this can happen indoors or outdoors as what could be better than enjoying drinks outside on your wedding day with stunning acoustic music gently drifting over from nearby?


Let’s take a look at our live acoustic wedding acts 

So without further ado, let me show you some of our finest UK acoustic wedding acts for hire right now. I’m sure you will find the perfect one for you here but if not, just contact us as we can easily design a totally bespoke acoustic act just for you and your partner at no extra cost. Enjoy the best acoustic and folk wedding acts brought to you by Seventh Second! First off is Paper Boats..



Paper Boats

See more of Paper Boats here.

Who are Paper Boats?

Festival inspired, folk and bluegrass music doesn’t get much better when acoustic extravaganza Paper Boats take to the wedding stage! Get your folk on with original and quirky interpretations of classic and contemporary hits from these multi-instrumentalists with genuine experience on the folk scene and vast experience performing at weddings.

With their folk pedigree, expert multi-instrumental skills, booking options galore and a diverse and expandable folk-inspired line-up, Paper Boats provide a full-blown festival fervour style show or vibrant stripped-down acoustic performance especially perfect for those rustic or festival-themed weddings or events! You won’t be disappointed by booking one of the hardest working and most accomplished folk wedding bands in the UK!

Real wedding reviews

Really impressed and very pleased with Paper boats. They were very friendly and professional. This took a huge amount of pressure off me and made the evening and dance flow very well. They were very organised prior to the wedding and easy going. They played so well we would definitely recommend!

Amanda Gomez – Brighton, 2019


The band were amazing!!! They turned up on time looking folky, had learnt our first dance song and did a fantastic job of getting people dancing all night long!!! They played a really good mixture of songs and each and everyone was spot on! We would seriously recommend these guys for any function, wedding or party if you want the crowd dancing all night and to bring real energy and festival fun to the evening!!! 

Kayleigh and John Winterbrum – Dorset, 2018




Line up and booking options

Paper Boats have a huge amount of line up and booking options so your wish is pretty much their command. Extra male or female vocals, banjo, mandolin, violin and even pedal steel are just some of the line up additions on offer. Booking options are just as diverse with bandeoke, solo and duo afternoon acoustic sets, late night DJ’ing and early and late arrival just some of the options. As with all Seventh Second acts, PAT and PLI certificates are always available.


Pricing and popular songs 

Prices for the standard trio start from £800 and popular songs include Little Lion Man by Mumford & Sons, Riptide by Vance Joy, Hey Ho by the Lumineers and Budapest by Geoge Ezra.





See more of Cadence here.

Who are Cadence?

Cadence are a captivating, versatile and highly polished acoustic duo for hire with Seventh Second. From high profile to intimate performances, Cadence will light up your wedding whatever the setting or occasion. Stunning female vocals shimmer over expertly performed acoustic guitar and backing vocals to create an intoxicating musical combination which is for all to see in the stunning video above.

With over 6 years of performance experience together, Ryan and Jasmine offer the kind of understated expert performances that can only be achieved through constant performance. You won’t find an acoustic duo with finer natural chemistry and it’s this musical chemistry that will fill your wedding with energy, variety and a touch of style that only comes from excellent live acoustic music. Their video showcases the trio line up with added percussionist which is becoming ever more popular at weddings. Like all our wedding bands, DJ sets or background music in between live sets are on offer for free too.

Real wedding 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


This acoustic duo are fantastic. If you are considering hiring acoustic entertainment – look no further. Lots of energy and popular songs to go round. We kept watching the videos over and over until the day of our wedding. They certainly lived up to the hype. Go ahead and book these guys, you won’t be disappointed.

Alison Dale – Surrey, 2018



Line up and booking options

Cadence offer their popular duo and trio options meaning they can free roam around your wedding or set up with PA and lights and perform for your whole wedding party by the dancefloor. The duo consists of lead female vocals and acoustic guitar/backing vocals. The three-piece option adds percussion and backing vocals if you fancy a bit more rhythm to your acoustic wedding band. As with all Seventh Second acts, PAT and PLI certificates are always available.


Pricing and popular songs 

Prices for the duo start from £600 for 2×45 min sets and popular songs include Treasure by Bruno Mars, All Night Long by Lionel Richie, Hey Ho by the Lumineers and Budapest by Geoge Ezra.




See more of Encore here.


Who are Encore?

Encore provide some of the best 3-piece live acoustic wedding entertainment. Specialising in music that makes you go “Whoa! Haven’t heard this in ages!”, Encore bring infectious energy to any wedding. This vibrant acoustic wedding trio consists of powerful female vocals, acoustic guitar/backing vocals and a unique percussion setup. These guys love the ’90s, early ’00s and recent hits so get ready to jam to your favourite tunes from these eras! Encore are perfect for any wedding that wants something a little different to the usual wedding entertainment. Like all our wedding bands, DJ sets or background music in between live sets are on offer for free too.


Real wedding reviews

Sounded great, turned up on time and nothing was to much trouble. Would recommend to anyone looking for a wedding band to get the dance floor full. Thanks guys.

James Goulcher – London, 2019


I’ve never seen my mum and dad dance so much. I couldn’t have picked a better act. Thanks Encore and Seventh Second!

Steph Wendy – Essex, 2018



Line up and booking options

Encore typically line up with lead female vocals, percussion/backing vocals and acoustic guitar/backing vocals but are very flexible. Let us know what kind of musicians you’d like added and we can probably accommodate. Encore can free roam around your venue, performing inside or outside or can set up and impressive stage show complete with lighting and compact or larger PA system. The options are pretty endless! As with all Seventh Second acts, PAT and PLI certificates are always available.


Pricing and popular songs

Pricing for the three-piece option performing 2×45 min sets starts from £980 and popular songs include Billie Jean by Michael Jackon, Dani California by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, No Diggity by Blackstreet and Rolling in the Deep by Adele.


Acoustic Captain

See more of Acoustic Captain here.


Who are Acoustic Captain?

Welcome to the premium all-acoustic incarnation of Captain Obvious – Acoustic Captain! Still strutting into any wedding, you will marvel at their finely polished acoustic live show. Brimming with carefully crafted, unique medleys of the worlds most popular tunes they are one of the finest acoustic wedding bands for hire UK wide. If the Hippodrome and Heathrow Airport cant stop booking them I’m sure you will agree that they will deliver at your wedding too.

Highly accomplished in their musical careers, their video speaks volumes demonstrating a line up of duel lead male vocals/acoustic guitar, double bass/backing vocals and percussion/backing vocals from one of the hottest acoustic wedding bands in London. They have been there and conquered and on any given busy London night, you can see them at top venues performing their roaming, high energy acoustic sets. Like all our wedding bands, DJ sets or background music in between live sets are on offer for free too.

Real wedding 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 and booking options

Acoustic Captain generally enjoy performing in their experienced and powerful 4 piece line up, but they can easily trim down to a trio, duo or even solo catering for any wedding venue or any part of your special day. They can also electrify their performance and morph into Captain Obvious if you want some serious musical punch! As with all Seventh Second acts, PAT and PLI certificates are always available.


Pricing and popular songs

Pricing for the 4 piece option starts at £1650 and popular songs include Can’t Take My Eyes Off You by Muse, Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen, Sweet Dreams by Eurythmics and Pompeii by Bastille.



Brilliant Corners


See more of Brilliant Corners here.


Who are Brilliant Corners?

You can’t get a much finer 3 piece acoustic Jazz wedding band for hire than Brilliant Corners – a fine example of a trio of musicians who truly know how to perform one of the finest genres of music out there. Splitting their time between London and the West Midlands, Brilliant Corners have performed for years after studying music at degree level together and nowadays they take those years of musical dedication and pour them into one sizzling and simmering Jazz acoustic trio. If you want the timeless sound of Jazz at your wedding, Brilliant Corners have to be at the top of your list.

The band can adapt themselves to your needs with their core line-up of (acoustic guitar, double bass and sax) being perfect background music during the ceremony, drinks reception or wedding breakfast inside or out. Like all our wedding bands, DJ sets or background music in between live sets are on offer for free too.

Real wedding reviews

Brilliant Corners are a great crowd pleaser and many of our guests commented on how fantastic they were. We would not hesitate in recommending them if someone wants a fantastic Jazz wedding band.

George Hunter – Birmingham, 2019


We wanted to say a big thank you to the Jazz band for providing such great entertainment at our wedding.

Kirsty Bluth – London, 2018



Line up and booking options 

Roaming and performing inside or outside, the Brilliant Corners trio is popular but they can slim the core line up down to a duo or solo performer if need be. It doesn’t end there as they can add lead male vocals, lead female vocals, drums, piano and trumpet amongst other instruments to transform into a Jazz inspired acoustic big band that will get your whole wedding jiving on the dance floor until the lights come on. As with all Seventh Second acts, PAT and PLI certificates are always available.


Pricing and popular songs

Prices start from £600 for the three-piece which is amazing value for money. Although they generally cover Jazz standards, Brilliant Corners do like to mix it up performing Jazz renditions of songs by Mumford and Sons, Pharrel Williams and even Bruno Mars and Adele!




See more of Rae here.


Who is Rae?

Say hello to Rae! A truly understated solo acoustic musician performing original, upbeat versions of classic and contemporary tunes. Perfect for any wedding ceremony, during weddings drinks or even during the wedding breakfast, she can also expand into a live acoustic wedding duo, performing a lively upbeat set perfect for any part of your wedding, indoors or out. With a strikingly soft yet soulfully raspy voice, Rae impressively creates the effect of a much larger act with amazing live looping and sampling skills. Booking her to simply marvel at this is well worth it.

Rae has been performing all over the world and the UK extensively for years honing her craft at countless weddings and festivals such as her home town festival of Live in Leeds, Gibraltar music festival and for companies such as Leeds College of Art, Mini automobiles and Harvey Nichols.

Touring and performing solo, duo or as the frontwoman of larger live bands over the years means Rae is a truly professional performer and one of the finest ceremony and wedding reception musicians around. You won’t find a more personable, fun, energetic and professional female acoustic solo wedding musician out there. Like all our wedding bands, DJ sets or background music in between live sets are on offer for free too.

Real wedding reviews

Rae sang at our wedding reception. She was fantastic!! Everyone was saying how great she was and asking where we had found her! She was simply perfect in singing our first dance song also. A beautiful voice & tone for our wedding reception music. We couldn’t ask for more. Thanks so much everyone!

Lisa James – Huddersfield, 2018


Apologies for the late email we have just been so busy after the wedding!! We wanted to say a huge thank you! You were literally amazing and you completely set the scene, chilled and laid back! So many people commented on how fantastic you are! I hope that you enjoyed it as much as us… Thank you for being the best wedding musician we could have ever thought and bringing our favourite songs to life on our special day!!

Amy and Wayne Esther – York 2017



Line up and booking options

Rae is typically a solo performer but can add percussion/backing vocals for a fuller-sounding performance. Expert at performing during any part of your wedding, she is well used to performing inside and outside in all sorts of venues and spaces. As with all Seventh Second acts, PAT and PLI certificates are always available.


Pricing and popular songs

Prices start from £400 for the excellent solo acoustic show and with loop pedals and an extra male vocalist/cajon player, it will sound like you have something much larger than an acoustic duo on your hands! Popular songs include How Long Will I Love You by Ellie Goulding, Inner City by Good Life, Kiss by Prince and Oops Oh My by Tweet. 



Latin Corner

See more of Latin Corner here.


Who are Latin Corner?

Putting a fresh Latin twist on all your favourite classic and contemporary songs, Latin Corner are the perfect acoustic act if your wedding is needing something a little exotic and that instantly gets you dancing all night! Latin Corner’s subtle, sultry vocals and light acoustic music will drift delicately over your wedding venue creating a beautiful atmosphere.

Compromised of young yet experienced musicians, this small musical outfit can accommodate any venue bringing to life your favourite songs and fusing them with infectiously rhythmical rumba grooves and smooth samba vibes. Latin Corner are experts at performing at intimate or larger weddings so whatever you have in mind, they will deliver it with style and class like no other acoustic Latin Jazz wedding band for hire right now. Like all our wedding bands, DJ sets or background music in between live sets are on offer for free too.

Real wedding reviews

Latin Corner were great, would definitely book them again. Amazing vocals and I was surprised at all the cool remixes they performed.

Porsche Wilmslow – Essex, 2020


They really made the night. Sounded great, lovely to deal with and with the rest of the team at Seventh Second helping out along the way it was perfect. Thanks everyone.

Julie Hunter – Luton, 2018



Line up and booking options

Made up of stunning female vocals, percussion, bass and acoustic guitar, Latin Corner can free roam around your wedding or set up on stage with top of the range lighting and sound equipment that always raises the wedding roof. Highly adaptable, please just us know your requirements and Latin Corner will accommodate. As with all Seventh Second acts, PAT and PLI certificates are always available.


Pricing and popular songs

Prices start from £1500 for the standard 4 piece and popular songs include Fly Me To The Moon by Frank Sinatra, Mercy by Duffy, Just The Way You Are by Bruno Mars and Girl From Ipanema.


Southside Sparkle

See more of Southside Sparkle here.


Who are Southside Sparkle?

 The 1920s were marked by amazing fashion and seductive music. Southside Sparkle with their infectious brand of 1920s goes pop musical renditions of classic and contemporary tunes bring the nostalgic 1920s right back into the new era complete with the glittering dresses, top musicianship and fantastic stagecraft. Based in Surrey and London, this highly adaptable yet highly specialised acoustic group can fit into any wedding but truly come to life when complementing a themed wedding. If acoustic just isn’t enough for you, have a peek at their glitzy 9 piece show band on their profile page.

As with everyone in the Seventh Second family, these musicians have been there and are doing it and after touring the world performing for artists such as Peter Andre and Olly Murs in countries such as France, Dubai and America they decided over a few cocktails in Leicester Square to form this acoustic cover band to bring the 1920s back with an all be it, sultry, seductive bang! Like all our wedding bands, DJ sets or background music in between live sets are on offer for free too.

Real wedding reviews

We loved her voice in the video and live it was just as great. What a talented little group. They complimented my wedding perfectly. 

Laura Hunt – Winchester 2019


What a fantastic band, nice and original for once. Our guests loved. I’ve never seen kids and grandparents dancing so much! 

George Bentley – Ealing 2019


Line up and booking options 

Southside Sparkle generally head out as a duo or trio in their acoustic guise but are highly modifiable with horns, drums, backing singers and acoustic guitar all examples of add-on options for a truly mind-blowing acoustic experience. Booking options are very diverse too, so ask us for more information. As with all Seventh Second acts, PAT and PLI certificates are always available.


Pricing and popular songs 

Prices start from £1100 for the 3 piece option and popular songs include Bad Romance by Lady Gaga, Fever by Peggy Lee, Lady Is A Tramp by Frank Sinatra and Oo-Be-Do (I Wanna Be Like You) from the Jungle Book.


There are even more live acoustic bands with Seventh Second



Did you know that pretty much all of the wedding bands you can hire with us offer acoustic sets as a booking option? The Usual Suspects (above) do and during some months of the year, they perform more acoustic sets than standard all-electric ones. You can usually book these acoustic sets at a lovely discount when added onto your standard booking so why not ask us about it? You get the best of both worlds from hugely experienced live bands and it doesn’t break the bank! Win, win we think.

Personally, I love it when someone books the acoustic option with my band the Avengers as it means I get to perform for longer, enjoy even more fun times with wedding party people and perform acoustic music which is always a cool change of pace. Below you can see the typical booking options we offer with all our wedding bands regardless of whether they are acoustic acts or not! 






I hope you enjoyed this little acoustic journey

I hope you’ve enjoyed sampling some of our best live acoustic wedding bands and maybe you now feel like hiring one for your special day? Well, why not contact us or click on the enquire button in the top right-hand corner? We are available 7 days a week, 10 am to 10 pm obligation free to help you on your live wedding entertainment quest! Any other questions, comments or queries about today’s guide are most welcome to and I hope you have a stunning wedding whatever you do.

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