The Best Acoustic And Folk Wedding Bands For Hire – 2023 And 2024

May 2023 | Jon Stephens

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The most recommended acoustic and folk wedding bands for hire in 2023 and 2024!


You’re excitedly making plans for your 2023 or 2024 wedding and know that a fantastic acoustic or Mumford style/folk wedding band has to be there, performing all those songs you and your guests love. Whether it’s a bit of Mumford & Sons, Vance Joy, or barnstorming acoustic versions of classics from The Killers, Florence and the Machine, and Amy Winehouse you want the best acoustic wedding band playing all the hits in that unmistakable acoustic folk style. If you’re planning a rustic-themed barn wedding, a feel-good festival wedding, or just love the look and sound of festival touring musicians performing on authentic acoustic instruments like acoustic guitar, banjo, double bass, and mandolin then you’ve come to the right place!



The best acoustic and folk wedding bands for hire in 2023 and 2024 list!

So without further ado, let me show you some of our most recommended and award-winning Mumford & Sons styled/folk and acoustic wedding acts. If you don’t find a band you quite like, just contact us as we can easily design a totally bespoke acoustic act bursting with highly-trained, professional musicians just for you at no extra cost. You can also have a look at our years of glowing newlywed reviews and comprehensive covid cover too. Click on any band name below to be sent to their section in the guide, click on their name above their video to be whisked straight to their unique profile page. Otherwise, keep scrolling to enjoy all the great live folk and acoustic bands plus so much more!


Mumford & Sons style/folk wedding bands

1. Paper Boats – our most popular Mumford/festival folk band

2. The Wildlings – female-fronted, Mumford & Sons folk delights

3. Acoustic Captain – all-male, acoustic folk roaming band pros

4. The Emmet Scanlan Collective – a world of folky acoustic music wonder

5. Azure Sky – acoustic folk, all-male golden boys

6. Hare and the Hounds – roaming Mumford & Sons styled folk goodness


Acoustic wedding bands

7. Talking with Fireworks – soulful, acoustic duo romance

8. Cadence – female-fronted, pop and folk frolics

9. Rae – a unique and soulful solo act

10. Encore – fun times, stripped-back trio

11. Latin Corner – sexy Latin jazz

12. Southside Sparkle – 1920s flavored acoustic music anyone?

13. Fourteen Summers – stunning male and female acoustic duo

14. Kaleidoscope – laid-back lounge or up-tempo acoustic vibes

15. Brilliant Corners – quirky, instrumental jazz trio

16. Meraki Jazz Collective – female-fronted, jazz fun times

17. Carolina – female vocals and piano to melt your heart

18. Winter Moon – female-fronted excellence with beautiful piano backing

19. Pop Nights – top quality, acoustic all-male duo 

20. Valeria – the highest quality acoustic harp music for any part of your day

21. Anthropology – a jazz trio made up of London’s finest jazz musicians

22. Betty and the Backbeats – female-fronted, retro acoustic rock n roll doesn’t get any better


Why not take a look at all of our award-winning wedding bands for hire here?

Acoustic folk freebies!


As well as our special offer below, you always get everything listed with any folk or acoustic wedding band you hire with us too. Bonus!


  1. 2×60 or 3×40 minute live sets
  2. A comprehensive booking contract that includes covid cover
  3. Band arrival time of 5 pm or later
  4. Band set up time of 60/90 minutes
  5. Finish time of midnight or earlier
  6. *FREE* DJ laptop set in between live sets or as required (usually costing £150)
  7. A professional PA sound system, stage lighting, and PLI and PAT certificates
  8. All transport and accommodation costs
  9. All our acoustic and folk bands are happy to discuss playing certain songs/first dances and catering their setlist just for you

More of our popular live wedding band guides!

A selection of our popular guides showcasing all manner of lovely live wedding bands that make up the Seventh Second family.



Our barnstorming UK acoustic and folk wedding bands for hire in the UK

Like all our wedding bands, we are very proud of our highly recommended, award-winning, acoustic and folk wedding bands and we’re showcasing the best of them for you here. Acoustic music is as vintage and authentic as it gets and can set the mood or raise that wedding roof like no other live music! It’s highly personal and emotive music and explains why the recommended bands showcased today are so popular with foot-stomping wedding parties year after year. Folk and acoustic wedding bands are perfect during your sun-kissed, summer wedding ceremony, wedding breakfast or afternoon drinks as they perform emotionally charged tear-jerkers or up-tempo, folk or Mumford & Sons filled fun!


Indoor, outdoor, roaming, or staged! 


Like all acts at Seventh Second, our acoustic and folk bands can provide excellent PA and lighting systems but can also strip right down to the bare essentials, walking around your wedding bringing beautiful acoustic music to all corners and all guests. It’s quite unique and memorable 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 amplified or acoustic 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 glorious wedding day with feel-good, acoustic folk music in the air?

Book your award-winning acoustic or Mumford & Sons style folk band with confidence 

All of our recommended Mumford & Sons style/folk and acoustic wedding bands offer that authentic daytime acoustic experience but also offer up an amplified, fun-fuelled evening live show performing all your favourite folk, pop, rock, soul and indie hits packing that dance floor and leaving you all wanting more in the process. We are also offering comprehensive covid-cover with any booking meaning the deposit you pay can be rolled over onto any new dates free of charge and if you have to cancel your booking due to covid-19 government restrictions, you will never pay any extra fees or owe anything to the band you hired. We hold onto your deposit and you, a friend or family member can use it any time anywhere! We also have an amazing offer on right now, so check it out below and enquire about it and our fabulous live wedding bands!

Enjoy 15% off any 2022 wedding band booking right now


The best venues for the best acoustic and folk wedding music

Every year our folk and acoustic wedding bands have the privilege of performing at some of the best UK venues for some of the best weddings around.


  • Two Woods Estate
  • Pelham House
  • Stoke Rochford Hall Hotel
  • Boconnoc House & Estate
  • Rackleys
  • Bassmead Manor Barns
  • Fontwell Park Racing
  • Syon Park
  • Oxnead Hall
  • Lulworth Castle
  • Iscoyd Park
  • Redcoats Farmhouse Hotel
  • Colshaw Hall Country Estate
  • Alton Towers
  • The International Convention Centre
  • Stratton Court Barn
  • Thompson
  • Armathwaite
  • Sartoria
  • Ministry of Sound
  • Orchardleigh House
  • Wilderness Reserve
  • Eastwell Manor Champneys Hotel and Spa
  • Crowne Plaza IHG Hotel
  • Wansford
  • Combermere Abbey
  • Drumtochty Castle
  • Stubton Hall
  • St Michael on the Mount
  • Hindleap House
  • Bradbourne House
  • Sky Garden
  • The Shard
  • Cowley Manor
  • Leez Priory
  • Cowley Manor
  • The Gherkin
  • The Fire Pit Camp
  • Hedsor House
  • Cripps Barn
  • Village Hotel
  • Botley Hill Farmhouse
  • Bennet’s Club
  • Ronnie Scotts
  • Cargo
  • Bourne and Hollingsworth Buildings
  • Excel Center
  • Shepard Bush Empire
  • Chapel House Estate
  • Drapers’ Hall
  • The Queen’s House
  • Pangdean Old Barn
  • The Brewery
  • Old Bengal Bar
  • Millbridge Court
  • Lea Rowing Club
  • Stanlake Park Wine Estate
  • The Light Bar and Dining
  • Port Lympne Hotel
  • Kachette
  • The Albert Hall
  • Scala
  • 93 Feet East
  • Barfly
  • 1001 Club
  • Luminaire
  • Proud Galleries
  • Combermere Abbey
  • NoMad Hotel
  • Wadhurst Castle
  • Farbridge Barn
  • Highbury Hall
  • Old Billingsgate
  • Inter Continental Hotel



Mumford & Sons style/folk wedding bands for hire

1. Paper Boats

When you hire Paper Boats you hire folk band royalty. Not only has the drummer toured and performed at Glastonbury with Mumford & Sons but their main frontman is an established and celebrated folk musician in his own right. When you combine this with the other talented musicians that make up Paper Boats and sprinkle in all the folk, pop, rock, indie, soul and Motown hits you love and have them performed in Paper Boats’s authentic upbeat festival folky way, you have a wedding band that’ll blow your socks off! A diverse, hugely talented and experienced act, Paper Boats will deliver the perfect, foot-stomping performance every time and if you’re still not convinced, check out their amazing cover of Little Lion Man above.

Paper Boats highlights

Some of Paper Boat’s key highlights are below. See more on their profile page.


  • Our most popular folk wedding band
  • Authentic folk musicians
  • Great prices UK wide
  • Huge repertoire, booking and lineup options

Newlywed reviews

You can view all of our reviews here.

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


Lineup and booking options


Paper Boats have a huge amount of lineup 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 lineup 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 our live bands, PAT and PLI certificates are always available.


Popular wedding songs 

Popular wedding songs include Little Lion Man by Mumford & Sons, Riptide by Vance Joy, Hey Ho by the Lumineers and Budapest by Geoge Ezra.





2. The Wildlings

Premium female lead, folk-tastic acoustic wedding music doesn’t get any better than this belter of a folk wedding band The Wildlings. Scintillating, soaring female vocals are backed by a talented all-male band made up of musicians dedicated to the art of acoustic folk music. Hits from Mumford and Sons, Florence and the Machine and The Lumineers amongst many others are all performed in that authentic folk style you love and combined with their authentic folk look, The Wildings perfectly complement any wedding with a festival or rustic barn theme. The Wildlings are a truly barnstorming authentic folk wedding band for hire that will get you and your guests dancing all day and all night long!

 Wildlings highlights

Here are some of the Wildlings’ key highlights. See more on their profile page.


  • Unique female-fronted folk band
  • Great prices UK wide
  • Great booking and lineup options
  • Plenty of song and first dance choices


Newlywed reviews

You can view all of our reviews here.

We just wanted to thank you again for such an amazing night. You guys honestly blew us away and totally exceeded our expectations.

Lauren Willow – London, 2020

We are so grateful to have found Seventh Second and so grateful you imagined exactly the vibe we had in our minds. The Wildlings were able to deliver it so flawlessly thanks! 

Craig Welsey – Norfolk, 2019


Lineup and booking options


Booking options are aplenty with extended live sets and extra musicians all part of an exciting package with The Wildlings usually lining up as a four-piece consisting of lead female vocals, double bass, acoustic guitar/banjo/backing vocals and drums. As with all Seventh Second wedding bands, PAT and PLI certificates are always available.


Popular wedding songs

Popular wedding songs include I Will Wait by Mumford & Sons, Hey Ho by the Lumineers and You’ve Got The Love by Florence and the Machine.





3. Acoustic Captain

Our popular all-electric act Captain Obvious more often than not like to go roaming around venues performing to happy party people with stellar acoustic music as the all-acoustic outfit, Acoustic Captain. This premium act offers up a finely polished live show, (whether roaming or on stage) performing stunning, original medleys of the worlds most popular tunes which will get you all up on your feet dancing the night away. The London Hippodrome and Heathrow Airport can’t stop hiring them so never fear, they will deliver the perfect performance for you and your guests too. A premium, all-male, acoustic live act awaits you with Acoustic Captain.


Acoustic Captain highlights

Acoustic Captain’s key highlights. See more on their profile page.


  • Premium acoustic folk entertainment
  • Awesome roaming option available
  • Highly experienced and professional act
  • Great booking options available


Newlywed reviews

You can view all of our reviews here.

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

Lineup and booking options


Acoustic Captain generally enjoy performing in their experienced and powerful 4 piece lineup, 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.


Popular wedding songs

Super 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.



4. The Emmet Scanlan Collective

Welcome to the wonderful and varied world of the Emmet Scanlan Collective. Hailing from Ireland, Emmet created his intriguing collective so he could bring live music to everyone, everywhere. All manner of talented acoustic musicians can make up the collective and with Emmet leading the line with his fantastic vocal ability, they have been wowing weddings for years. An acoustic wedding band with genuine experience and musical pedigree, they are here to mould into the act you want at your wedding and won’t stop performing until you have a smile a mile wide. Quirky, oh so different and truly vibrant and accessible, The Emmet Scanlan Collective cannot wait to perform all the classic and contemporary songs you love in that authentic acoustic style.

Emmet Scanlan Collective highlights

Here are Emmets’ key highlights. See more on their profile page.


  • Authentic folk and Irish folk wedding band
  • Talented, dedicated and professional musicians
  • Almost endless lineup options to suit any request
  • Great prices, especially in Ireland


Newlywed reviews

You can view all of our reviews here.

It was the day we dreamed of and Emmet and his band were a huge part of it. A shout out to Jon at Seventh Second, you were so helpful in the planning.

Toby and Jess Braile – London, 2019

Thank you guys so much! Great song choices, loads of energy, and you kept the dancefloor packed with something for everyone from grandchildren to grandparents.

Emma and Mike Farrow – Wiltshire, 2017

Lineup and booking options 


Lineups and booking option are so numerous that you may as well view this Collective as a truly bespoke acoustic wedding band. Their most popular line up consists of lead male vocals/acoustic guitar x2, bass, drums/percussion and fiddle but make sure to have a look at their profile for a whole host of line up ideas and popular booking options. All our live wedding acts always have PAT and PLI certificates available too.


  Popular wedding songs

All manner of songs are requested but regular requests include Bring It Home by Sam Cooke, Love Me Like You by Ellie Goulding and Valerie by The Zutons/Amy Winehouse.





5. Azure Sky

Azure Sky are here to bring those feel-good, festival folk vibes to any stage anywhere anytime! This 3-5 piece acoustic folk wedding band love what they do and love to share it with wedding parties who love all sorts of popular music performed with an acoustic folk twist. Talented, accommodating and always going the extra mile for our newlyweds makes Azure Sky one of our most in-demand live wedding bands and after you’ve seen their video, you’ll know another reason why they are in such demand year after year!

Azure Sky highlights

Enjoy some of Azure Sky’s key highlights. See more on their profile page.


  • In-demand, experienced folk band
  • Adaptable and professional
  • Plenty of great booking and lineup options
  • A huge repertoire of songs on offer


Newlywed reviews

You can view all of our reviews here.

Azure Sky played at our wedding on August 25th and they were fantastic; great musicians and lovely guys. There was a nice range of music so everyone had something to dance to and nobody wanted the night to end! Choose Azure Sky if you want a party where everyone is on their feet from the first dance to the end of the night – we loved it and had an amazing time. The band got lots of compliments too, everyone was impressed – you guys rock!

Amy Judd – Cornwall, 2021

We booked Azure Sky for our wedding in June 2018 and it was the best thing we did. The band were absolutely fantastic and covered a mixed variety of songs which got everybody up dancing. All our guests commented on how good they were. We would most definitely recommend booking these guys.

Becki Trader – Surrey, 2018

Lineup and booking options 


Lineups and booking options are plentiful with Azure Sky and I recommend you check out their unique page for all of them. Their standard trio of lead male vocals/acoustic guitar, bass and drums and backing vocals all around is very popular but they can also add an extra guitarist and/or fiddle/banjo/mandolin player. Booking options include extra sets, early arrival/late finishes and daytime acoustic sets amongst others.

  Popular wedding songs

Rock, pop and folk are the name of the game with Azure Sky and I Will Wait by Mumford & Sons, Take It Easy by The Eagles and Blame It On Me By George Ezra





6. Hare and the Hounds

Hare and the Hounds are hands down, our most popular and most excellent roaming folk wedding band for hire right now! With outstanding three-piece, all-male harmonies and an authentic folk look, sound and feel, Hare and the Hounds should be at the top of your live band shortlist. They have an amazing live show that’s hard to beat and offer loads of great freebies, a huge list of songs to choose from plus booking options and lineup choices galore. Check out their video and see why they are so popular!

Hare and the Hounds highlights

Here are some Hare and the Hounds highlights. See more on their profile page.


  • Authentic acoustic folk sound and look
  • Fantastic roaming option available
  • Varied booking and lineup options on offer
  • Large repertoire of songs for all tastes


Newlywed reviews

You can view all of our reviews here.

Lovely group, very relaxed and polite. Read the room well and got everyone dancing. Thank you, it really was a wonderful day. Although we booked quite last minute, they learnt our first dance song which was a brilliant version.

Jane Holt – Somerset, 2021

We hired these guys to perform at our drinks reception and they were fantastic! Everyone got involved and were talking about them.

James Gobe – Hertfordshire, 2018

Lineup and booking options 


You can add a drummer to the standard trio lineup of lead male vocals/acoustic bass, vocals, saxophone and vocals/acoustic guitar for a bit more punch and booking options include acoustic sets, special roaming sets, fully electric sets and a huge choice of songs to pick from. All our live wedding acts always have PAT and PLI certificates available too.


  Popular wedding songs

Popular songs include Shotgun by George Ezra, Fighter by Christina Aguilera and When the Sun Goes Down by The Arctic Monkeys.


Acoustic wedding bands for hire


7. Talking with Fireworks

You have to listen to Talking with Fireworks to see why all the hype and demand for this acoustic duo is justified. Stunning female vocals and expert musicianship combine to produce a truly outstanding and versatile acoustic wedding duo. Touring the world, gigging constantly for over 5 years has given this acoustic duo some serious skills which they will bring as well as light, love and colour to your wedding during the daytime, evening and indoors or outdoors. One of our most talented and versatile acoustic wedding bands, booking Talking with Fireworks is one smart decision and will leave you with musical memories to last a lifetime.

Talking with Fireworks highlights

Key highlights for Talking with Fireworks. See more on their profile page.


  • Intimate, soulful acoustic duo
  • Great prices especially in the south
  • Perfect during ceremonies, receptions and wedding breakfasts
  • Fun and compact live show suitable for any venue


Newlywed reviews

You can view all of our reviews here.

The whole experience with Talking with Fireworks was great, they were so friendly and enthusiastic and were really helpful when we were struggling for timings and schedule of the day – and offered their experience that would keep the flow of the evening going and it worked so well. Everyone had a great time, would definitely recommend.

Sophie Leigh – London, 2019

Talking with Fireworks were brilliant at our wedding and we had loads of comments from our guests about how good they were. They played a mix of both more modern songs and older classics and had the dance floor packed with songs we grew up with. We had previously seen them at a couple of friends weddings and were so pleased that we booked them for our wedding – they made a great day even better!

Alice and Danny Bartram – London, 2017


Lineup and booking options


Expert at performing during any part of your wedding, Talking with Fireworks duo of lead female vocals/acoustic guitar and percussion/backing vocals can perform inside and outside in all sorts of venues and spaces. They have plenty of booking options including stripping down to a solo show or playing late into the night for all you dance crazy people. As with all of todays acts, PAT and PLI certificates are always available.


Popular wedding songs

Popular songs include No Diggity by Black Street, Your Song by Ellie Goulding and Kiss by the master that was Prince.




8. Cadence

Cadence are a captivating, pop music loving acoustic duo or trio for hire with Seventh Second. Performing anything from upbeat, high profile shows to intimate shows, Cadences only desire is to light up your wedding whatever the setting. 6 years of performing together has brought about an enticing combination of stunning, soulful female vocals, expert acoustic guitar and perfectly suited male backing vocals. You won’t find an acoustic band with much finer natural chemistry and it’s this musical chemistry that will fill your wedding with energy, fun, variety and a touch of style and quality that’s hard to top. It’s all to see in their fantastic promo video.

Cadence highlights

Some highlights for Cadence. See more on their profile page.


  • Premium duo or trio acoustic outfit
  • Adaptable live show perfect for all parts of your wedding
  • Great prices in the south
  • Plenty of booking options


Newlywed reviews

You can view all of our reviews here.

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


Lineup 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 our live bands, PAT and PLI certificates are always available.


Popular wedding songs 

Wedding songs requested time and again include Treasure by Bruno Mars, All Night Long by Lionel Richie, Hey Ho by the Lumineers and Budapest by Geoge Ezra.




9. Rae

Say hello to Rae! This understated solo acoustic musician brings romance and raw emotion to any wedding ceremony, drinks reception or other part of your wedding day. Armed with a soulful, beautiful voice and expert looping and acoustic guitar skills Rae impressively creates the effect of a much larger act with her live looping and sampling skills. With years of experience under her young belt, Rae is our most popular and accomplished solo wedding performer who always brings her personable, fun and energetic personality to every show. If you want a wedding ceremony musician that can encapsulate your perfect moment, Rae is a great place to start.

Rae highlights

Some of Raes highlights. See more on their profile page.


  • Intimate, soulful acoustic solo performer
  • Great prices in the south
  • Perfect during ceremonies, receptions and wedding breakfasts
  • Unique solo live show


Newlywed reviews

You can view all of our reviews here.

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

Lineup 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.


Popular wedding songs

Popular songs for this amazing solo artist include How Long Will I Love You by Ellie Goulding, Inner City by Good Life, Kiss by Prince and Oops Oh My by Tweet. 




10. Encore

Do you love music that makes you go “Whoa! Haven’t heard this in ages!” Well, Encore are the acoustic wedding trio for you, as it’s what they are all about. These guys love the music from the 90’s, early 00’s and sprinkle in a few modern hits and tunes they know you love but haven’t heard in ages. A real surprise package, Encore delight with not only a fun setlist but with an engaging and accomplished live show delivered by three young and super talented professional musicians. Fun, musical surprises and all night dancing are the order of the day with Encore! Like all our wedding bands, DJ sets or background music in between live sets are on offer for free too.


Encore highlights

Some of Encores highlights. See more on their profile page.


  • Young and vibrant acoustic trio
  • Loads of booking and lineup options
  • Unique repertoire of songs to choose from
  • Compact live show suitable for any venue


Newlywed reviews

You can view all of our reviews here.

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

Lineup 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 an impressive stage show complete with lighting and compact or larger PA system. The options are pretty endless! As with all our wedding entertainment, PAT and PLI certificates are always available.


Popular wedding songs

Songs people love include Billie Jean by Michael Jackon, Dani California by the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Rolling in the Deep by Adele.





11. Latin Corner

You love your acoustic music but you also love the seductive sounds and rhythms of Latin music, what do you do? Well, Latin Corner could be the solution with their sultry acoustic Latin vibes. A really unique acoustic wedding band for hire, Latin Corner add that exotic feel to any wedding with a band made up of young, experienced professional musicians who love nothing more than getting you dancing to the finest samba, rumba, bossa and all manner of Latin grooves. Their sultry female vocals and expert acoustic, all-male backing band can drift delicately over your wedding or can turn up the tempo and volume for some red-blooded Latino vibes. If you want acoustic music with a Latin twist, Latin Corner are happy to accommodate in any way they can and deliver it in spades.

Latin Corner highlights

Main highlights for Latin Corner. See more on their profile page.


  • Expert acoustic latin jazz musicians
  • Perfect for all moments of a wedding
  • Lots of booking options on offer
  • Varied and ever updating setlists


Newlywed reviews

You can view all of our reviews here.

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


Lineup 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 let us know your requirements and Latin Corner will accommodate. As with all Seventh Second acts, PAT and PLI certificates are always available.


Popular wedding songs

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.




12. Southside Sparkle

The 1920s was all about amazing fashion, endless style and great music! Southside Sparkle are big, big fans of the era and decided to fully embrace it by bringing back the look, sound, glitz and glamour of that magic era and make it their own. Based in Surrey and London, this fantastic little acoustic trio performs all the songs you and your guests love with a unique 1920s twist – 1920s goes pop! Like all acts here at Seventh Second, the musicians that make up Southside Sparkle have been there and done it, performing for artists such as Peter Andre and Olly Murs in countries such as France, Dubai and America. Oh and don’t forget, like all our acoustic and folk wedding bands for hire, DJ sets or background music in between live sets are on offer for free too.

Southside Sparkle highlights

Key highlights for Talking with Fireworks. See more on their profile page.


  • Amazing 1920s styled live show
  • Fanastic looking and sounding acoustic trio
  • Loads of booking and lineup options
  • Perfect for themed weddings


Newlywed reviews

You can view all of our reviews here.

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

Lineup 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. PAT and PLI certificates are always available with all our wedding bands for hire.


Popular wedding songs 

Super popular wedding 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.




13. Fourteen Summers

Fourteen Summers have been performing as an acoustic duo for many years and whether they’re at a swanky London venue or stunning summer wedding, they always give their all during every performance. Fourteen Summers are a premium acoustic duo and cover a wide range of songs to suit all occasions so regardless of whether you’re having a wedding, party, business luncheon, event or corporate function they can tailor their live set and show perfectly. If you are looking for some fantastic acoustic duo music, you won’t find much better than Fourteen Summers.

Fourteen Summers highlights

Highlights of Fourteen Summers below. See more on their profile page.


  • Premium acoustic duo
  • Varied and ever expanding repertoire of songs
  • World-class musicians
  • Compact live show perfect in any wedding venue


Newlywed reviews

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We had an incredible evening and it was all thanks to you guys! Everyone we have talked to has said how amazing you were and we’ve passed your details on to so many people! We cannot thank you enough!

Laura and James Atherton – London, 2019

And a massive thank you to Fourteen Summers! My feet are sore from all the dancing.

Ellie Bridge – Dorset, 2021

Lineup and booking options 


Fourteen Summers lineup especially as lead male vocals/acoustic guitar and lead female vocals but let us know what musicians you’d like to add to the lineup and Fourteen Summers will happily oblige. As with all Seventh Second acts, PAT and PLI certificates are always available and booking options include extra daytime or evening sets and laptop DJ music.


Popular wedding songs 

Popular songs include Crazy in Love by Beyonce, Stand By Me by Ben E King, Never Too Much by Luther Vandross and Breathe by Sean Paul.





14. Kaleidoscope

Hailing from our super popular indie and rock live wedding band Anthemic State, members of Kaleidoscope offer a more relaxed and acoustic version of their popular wedding band. They excel at performing background, lounge-style sets or upping the tempo and getting everyone moving along to something more vibrant! Covering a wide range of songs, these super experienced boys love to perform and entertain and this shines through at every wedding, party or function they perform at. Kaleidoscope are one for your shortlist!

Kaleidoscope highlights

Some of Kaleidoscopes highlights. See more on their profile page.


  • Unique indie, rock and pop acoustic duo
  • Great prices UK wide
  • Booking and lineup options are varied and perfect for weddings
  • A large repertoire for all tastes


Newlywed reviews

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Please thank the acoustic duo from us. They were absolutely fantastic, we loved every second. Thanks for all your help in sorting the booking too guys.

Rachel Bunton – Corwen, 2019

I just wanted to say thank you so much to you and the boys in Kaleidoscope. You were fantastic and everyone is still raving about you. We had the most amazing day and you were a big part of that. I’ve already had one of Joe’s workmates ask if your free to do a gig for them and other people ask for your number. Great band!

Jenny and Joe Burts – Reading, 2018

Lineup and booking options 


Acoustic guitar and lead male vocals/acoustic guitar are all you really need with this duo but they can add a drum machine to really get the dance floor moving! Booking options include specially designed setlists, DJ’ing and extra live sets and like all Seventh Second acts, PAT and PLI certificates are always available.


Popular wedding songs 

Songs asked for time and again include Hotel California by The Eagles, Wonderwall by Oasis, Build me up Buttercup by The Foundations and I’m Still Standing by the epic Elton John.





15. Brilliant Corners


Formed by three musicians who’ve performed in various other function bands over the years, Brilliant Corners offer vibrant and quirky, jazz-inspired acoustic renditions of all the songs you love. They can perform jazz standards just as effortlessly as they can perform classic and contemporary hits and with loads of booking and lineup options and fantastic prices on offer you can see why they are so popular with newlyweds! Perfect during any part of your special day, Brilliant Corners add a touch of sunshine to any wedding.

Brilliant Corners highlights

Key highlights with Brilliant Corners. See more on their profile page.


  • Compact acoustic jazz trio
  • Great prices UK wide
  • Upbeat, fun jazz renditions of your favorite tunes
  • Loads of booking and lineup options


Newlywed reviews

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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 hired Brilliant Corners for our wedding in May 2014. We were impressed with their playlist that included songs other than the usual ‘wedding songs’ which appealed to us. They turned up on time, looked great and kept the dance floor going. They also performed our first dance song which got everyone on the dance floor.

James Patton – Bristol, 2014

Lineup and booking options 


Brilliant Corners lineup as double bass, saxophone and acoustic guitar but they can add male vocals, female vocals, drums and keys amongst many others. Booking options are also very diverse too, so ask us for more information and like all Seventh Second wedding bands, PAT and PLI certificates are always available.


Popular wedding songs 

Any of the jazz standards are popular with newlyweds including A Foggy Day, Don’t Know Why, All Of Me by John Legend and Fly Me To The Moon by Frank Sinatra.





16. Meraki Jazz Collective

Jazz truly comes to life with this amazing 2-5 piece acoustic jazz act! Young yet experienced, the Meraki Jazz Collective love nothing more than to perform during the day or evening of a beautiful wedding. They offer a huge selection of songs, booking and lineup options and are fast becoming one of our most popular acoustic wedding bands for hire! If you like the sound of affordable, sultry, expertly performed jazz floating over your wedding, Meraki Jazz Collective have to be at the top of your shortlist!

Meraki Jazz Collective highlights

Check out the Meraki Jazz Collectives highlights below. See more on their profile page.


  • Youthful but experienced jazz outfit
  • Great prices UK wide
  • 2-5 piece mix-and-match jazz wedding band
  • Lots of booking and setlist options available


Newlywed reviews

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The Meraki Jazz Collective was the perfect classy background music we wanted for the reception.

Ben McAdams – Brighton, 2020

The Meraki Jazz Collective performed at our wedding just over a week ago now and they were absolutely brilliant. Jennifer and the guys looked after us from the moment everything was booked including communicating with the venue directly about the logistics so it was one less thing for us to worry about.

David Silver – Leeds, 2018

Lineup and booking options 


You can choose to hire all or mix and match between a lead female vocalist, drums, double bass, keys and saxophone but we’d always recommend you hire the full quintet! As with all Seventh Second acts, PAT and PLI certificates are always available and booking options include extra live sets, special song requests and early arrival/late finish.


Popular wedding songs 

Any jazz standard is a must with the Meraki Jazz Collective but they are also happy to take requests of any song, any genre and any era and give it their unique jazzy twist just for you!





17. Carolina

Carolina is our resident vocalist/pianist and performs her stunning live show week-in week-out to glowing newlyweds all over the country. She blends new and old songs seamlessly and armed with her baby grand piano and outstanding vocal ability she really is perfect for those intimate, important and romantic moments at your wedding. After years of performing, Carolina truly understands the needs of a wedding and newlyweds and should be at the top of your list if you want an expert wedding musician performing for you on your special day.

Carolina highlights

Some of Carolinas key highlights. See more on their profile page.


  • Excellent female vocalist and pianist
  • Great prices especially in the north
  • Perfect during ceremonies, receptions and wedding breakfasts
  • Varied and compact live show suitable for any venue


Newlywed reviews

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Hi Carolina, we just wanted to say how amazing you were, everyone has commented on how good you were and enjoyed every minute of your music. I could hear you while I was getting ready upstairs and it was perfect!

Jennifer Hollows – Lancashire, 2019

We spent a lot of time searching for the perfect singer for our wedding and from the moment we heard your voice, we knew that it would have to be you. You have the most beautiful voice and your skills as a pianist are out of this world. We asked you to perform our favourite song “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran whilst I walked up the aisle which was a song that you informed us that you would have to learn especially for the day. You did not disappoint and created the most beautiful and romantic atmosphere in the room and reduced most of our guests (including myself) to tears. We could not have found somebody more perfect to sing during our wedding ceremony. Your talent was clear for all to see as you continued to perform during our welcome drinks and wedding breakfast despite some silly requests from our drunken family! Every single person who came to our wedding commented on how amazing you were. Your communication and professionalism has been fantastic from the moment that we asked you to play for us right up until the day itself and we would recommend that anybody looking for a wedding singer who just oozes class should get in touch with you. We just wanted to say a huge thank you, you were everything that we could have dreamt for and more and made our wedding day perfect.

Laura and Matthew Hatter – Wigan, 2017

Lineup and booking options 


Carolina lines up armed with her amazing vocals skills and her baby grand piano if your venue has room. She can always use a keyboard if needed and offers a bespoke booking service so ask us for more details. Like all acts at Seventh Second, Carolina provides PAT and PLI certificates.


Popular wedding songs 

Popular songs include Castle on the Hill by Ed Sheeran, Rolling in the Deep by Adele, Drops of Jupiter by Train and Feeling Good by Nina Simone.





18. Winter Moon

Winter Moon have recently joined the Seventh Second family of wedding musicians and you can see why with their world-class duo wowing people all over the world with their expertise and engaging renditions of some of the most popular wedding songs ever written! With stunning female vocals backed by an expert pianist, Winter Moon are experts at performing background music during wedding ceremonies, receptions, wedding drinks, wedding breakfasts, and any other moments that need some beautiful background music to enhance your wedding atmosphere.

Winter Moon highlights

Winter Moon highlights. See more on their profile page.


  • World-class piano and female singer duo
  • Perfect for any part of your wedding day
  • Bespoke booking service available
  • An expandable repertoire to suit all


Newlywed reviews

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Allow me to thank you and Seventh Second for getting it just right…all the way through. The music selection was perfect, the volume pitched perfectly, as you could tell the dance floor was full…what better a reflection on getting it right. Thank you, guys.

John Dembitz – London, 2021

Hi Winter Moon and Seventh Second! We’ve literally just got back from honeymoon! Everyone had a fantastic time and we all thought you were amazing!! Thank you so much again.

Richard Chambers – York, 2022

Lineup and booking options 


Piano and lead female vocals are all you need with this duo and booking options include bespoke setlists, background DJ’ing and extra live sets. Like all bands here at Seventh Second, PAT and PLI certificates are always available.


Popular wedding songs 

Popular requests by couples include Songbird by Fleetwood Mac, Heard it Through the Grapevine by Marvin Gaye, Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran and Creep by Radiohead.





19. Pop Nights

If some top draw, all-male duel vocal and duel acoustic guitar wedding songs are what you are after, Pop Nights are hard to top! Both accomplished, talented and professional musicians, the boys in Pop Nights always try their utmost to deliver the perfect musical backdrop to your wedding whether that’s during the day, evening and inside, or outside. They have the skills and the tunes to deliver exactly what you want at your wedding so make sure to check out their full profile and hire them before they get all booked up!

Pop Nights highlights

Pop Nights top highlights. See more on their profile page.


  • Excellent all-male vocal and acoustic duo
  • Full bespoke booking option available
  • Great prices especially in the South
  • Vast wedding experience


Newlywed reviews

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Seventh Second and Pop Nights, you have been a massive help and made the whole experience not only possible, but enjoyable. It was a real pleasure to meet you guys and I will certainly be recommending you guys to people in the future. I hope you managed to get back ok the next day and that you also managed to have a good time yourself after your set was done but we really appreciated you staying late, as the meal massively overrun! And thank you for accomodating my Dad, as this meant a lot to me.

Damian Davies – Essex, 2022

We had a magical day and it was such a fun wedding. So a huge thank you to you and the guys for everything.

Gemma Mayne – London, 2019

Lineup and booking options 


Armed with two acoustic guitars and a pair of vocal chords, Pop Nights offer up everything you need within their lineup, and booking options include extended sets, early arrival, late finish, and totally bespoke booking options! PLI and and PAT certificates are always too hand as ever too.


Popular wedding songs 

People can’t get enough of these boys performing I’m Yours by Jason Mraz, Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey, Mamma Mia by Abba, and All Night Long by Lionel Richie.




20. Valeria

Performing at the finest and best weddings around the country, Valeria is a true master of her instrument and can transcribe and perform pretty much any song onto harp so your wedding day is just as you want it and all the more perfect! When not performing at stunning weddings she can be seen performing in orchestras or the finest London hotels. 

Valeria highlights

Valeria’s key highlights are below. See more on their profile page.


  • Expert, accommodating wedding harpist
  • Great prices UK wide
  • Fully bespoke booking service
  • An endless repertoire of songs are on offer


Newlywed reviews

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Valeria is a very interesting person and excellent harpist and musician. I am very fond of her. I wish her all the best for the future.

Jeremy Whinst – Essex, 2019

Valeria was so lovely before and during our wedding and helped us a lot with sorting songs. I’m so happy I found her and booked her for my wedding day! 

Wendy Goodwin – Leeds, 2018

Lineup and booking options 


Valeria is s solo harpist but can add some backing tracks if you wish. She always offers a fully bespoke booking service so come and speak to us about your wedding ideas. As always with our wedding acts, PAT and PLI certificates are always available.


Popular wedding songs 

Valeria prides herself on being able to perform any song you wish so let us know what you want to hear!





21. Anthropology

Made up of some of London’s finest jazz musicians, Anthropology are a sublime acoustic jazz band for hire with Seventh Second. Playing contemporary and classic jazz with equal skill, this all-male trio are perfect for any part of your wedding day and are able to add singers and extra musicians if you really want to turn up the jazz at your wedding!

Anthropology highlights

Anthropology highlights. See more on their profile page.


  • Top, contemporary jazz musicians
  • Perfect during all parts of your day
  • Great prices UK-wide
  • Great booking and lineup options


Newlywed reviews

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Thanks so much for your incredible performance on Saturday night! All our guests said how amazing you were and my cousin now wants your details for their wedding next year. Thanks for everything, you were brilliant.

Lydia Doherty – Oxford, 2022

Just wanted to send our biggest thank you to the band please!!! They were amazing, beautiful first dance song and everyone said how amazing they were. Please pass on our thanks!!

Katie Archer – Leicester, 2021

Lineup and booking options 


You can add female vocals, guitar, and saxophone to Anthropologys lineup for that big jazz sound but they already line up with fantastic drums, keys, and double bass. Daytime, evening, outdoors, or indoors sets can be booked and PLI and PAT certificates are always too hand as ever too.


Popular wedding songs 

Couples and their friends and family love the jazz standards plus contemporary jazz and jazz renditions of their favorite pop tunes. Anthropology are happy to take a request and jazz it up for you!





22. Betty and the Backbeats


Betty and her Backbeat boys end my guide on the best and most recommended acoustic and folk wedding bands for your wedding and what a way to end! If you want a truly different and unique act for your wedding, Betty and the Backbeats are it! Seriously accomplished musicians, seriously experienced wedding performers, and seriously fun. You can’t go wrong with this amazing rock n roll band!

Betty and the Backbeats highlights

Betty and the Backbeats main highlights. See more on their profile page.


  • Unique rock n roll sound and look
  • Loads of booking and lineup options
  • Great prices UK-wide
  • Professional, experienced wedding musicians


Newlywed reviews

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Betty and the Backbeats played at our wedding on Sat 13th July and I can’t recommend them enough. They got everyone up and dancing and the music was just fantastic. Lots of people wanted to know where we found them. We would recommend them for any event, Betty’s voice is amazing and everyone of all ages loved them.

Terri and Larry Merrick – Surrey, 2022

Fantastic band, cannot recommend enough! We were after something a little different for our special day and all of our guests were blown away. Thanks guys!

Penny and Michael Renhurst – Berkshire, 2019

Lineup and booking options 


You can add saxophone/harmonica to a lineup of lead female vocals, double bass/vocals, drums, and guitar which sounds pretty awesome! You can add daytime acoustic sets, DJ sets, and extra sets amongst other options, and PLI and PAT certificates are always to hand as ever.


Popular wedding songs 

Pretty much any song performed in their rock n roll style gets people on that dance floor so come and tell us which songs you want to hear in the Backbeats unique style and they’ll perform it for you!



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 or folk sets as a booking option? Award-winning Party Republic (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 to your standard booking so why not ask us about it? You get the best of both worlds from a highly recommended live band that 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 nice change of pace. Below you can see some of the typical booking options we offer with all our live wedding bands regardless of whether they are acoustic acts or not.




All you need to know about our folk and acoustic wedding bands


Below are answers to some of the key questions we get regularly asked regarding our wedding bands but if you want to know more or have any other questions, check out our other helpful guides where we cover all these questions in much more detail, head over to our FAQ or T&Cs pages, or get in touch. We are always here and happy to help with expert advice obligation free.


Can you watch a folk or acoustic wedding band before hiring them?

All of our wedding bands are exclusively private event bands so it’s not usually possible to see them live outside of private events. However, some bands do run public showcases and can in some cases invite guests to private shows so you can “try before you buy”. Each band also has extensive and up-to-date promotional material on their unique profile page so you have a great idea of how they would perform at your wedding or event.


How far in advance should I book a folk or acoustic wedding band? 

We would always advise you to book your chosen folk or acoustic wedding band at least 12 months before your wedding although between 6-12 months is usually ok. Bear in mind that peak dates (generally Saturdays from May until September) can be booked up years in advance, especially with in-demand live bands so if your favorite wedding band is free, we suggest booking as soon as you can.


How much do live wedding bands cost?

Folk and acoustic wedding band prices vary depending on the size and style of the band and the time of year you are looking at hiring them. Read our guide on the real cost of wedding bands for much more but 3-piece bands generally cost between £750-£1200, 4-piece bands, £850-£2000, 5-piece bands £1100-£2600, and 6-piece bands £1800-3000. A premium, 12-piece showband generally starts from £8000. Our folk and acoustic wedding bands are generally £100-£200 cheaper to hire than anywhere else because we don’t charge commission on any booking.

Do you have to feed the band at your wedding?

Because your live band will be with you for around at least 8 hours it is generally accepted and usually contractually stipulated that you must provide the band with some form of food and adequate soft drinks for the duration of their stay with you. The better you look after your band, the better they will perform!

What are the most popular styles of live wedding bands?


People love all sorts of live wedding bands but some of the most hired wedding bands are multi-genre bands (typically pop, rock, and indie), soul and motown bands, and of course acoustic and folk/mumford & sons-styled bands!

What time do live wedding bands arrive?

Our live wedding bands can arrive at a wedding at any agreed-upon time but standard arrival times are between 5pm and 7pm as most live music usually starts from around 6pm to 8pm. 

What time will the wedding band finish?

Again, our indie and britpop wedding bands can finish at any agreed-upon time so the party never has to stop but typical finish times are 11pm and 12pm with some weddings finishing at 10pm or 1/2am.

How much space does an acoustic or folk wedding band need to perform?

Our acoustic and folk bands are very adept at fitting into all venues but as a general rule, a 3×3 metre space will be sufficient for most 3 and 4-piece wedding bands. You generally need to add an extra metre to the space required as you add extra band members but you can reference our full spacing guide here for more.

Can Mumford & Sons wedding bands perform outside?

All our wedding bands can perform outside and have done so at many outdoor wedding ceremonies, receptions, and during other parts of wedding days. Our guide on wedding bands performing outdoors is a must-read if you want some excellent outdoor live music at your wedding.

Can wedding bands perform during dinner or the drinks reception?

Our acoustic and Mumford & Sons style wedding bands can perform during your wedding breakfast/dinner and drinks receptions and have done so at many weddings before. They have the capacity and experience to perform during any part of your wedding day.

Does the band need a stage?

Our folk and acoustic bands don’t specifically need stages to perform unless they are performing outside or in a marquee where they do need a solid and waterproof floor as a minimum. However, a stage always adds something extra to any live bands performance and is recommended!

How long does it take for a band to set up, sound check, and pack down?


Our acoustic and Mumford & Sons wedding bands generally need 60 to 90 minutes to set up, sound check and be ready to perform for you. This process can take longer if they are delayed by your venue or if the load-in is far away from where they need to perform. If needed and if free of delays, our bands can set up and sound check in 30 to 40 minutes. Pack down generally takes between 40 to 60 minutes but please be aware that much larger bands with stages and lighting rigs can sometimes take much longer to set up, sound check and pack down.

Can your live bands set up and sound check while my guests are in the same room?

Our Mumford & Sons and acoustic bands can silently and discreetly set up and sound check while in the same room as your guests if needed. If your venue only has one room for you, your guests, and your live wedding band, this option can be essential and our bands are very experienced in this process.

What will the band provide at our wedding?

All our live acoustic and folk wedding bands provide everything you could need for a fantastic night’s entertainment. This includes, (free of charge) at any wedding, party, or event:

  • Top-of-the-range PA system
  • Top-of-the-range stage lighting
  • Top-of-the-range musical and backline equipment
  • DJ/background music and equipment
  • Suitable stage outfits
  • Transport
  • PLI and PAT certificates
  • A friendly and professional attitude!

Do I need to provide anything for the band?

Our wedding bands don’t need too much from you for them to be able to perform to their max for you. What they do need includes:

  • A safe space to park their vehicles
  • Ample performance space with enough power supply
  • If performing outdoors, a waterproof, flat, solid stage area with protection from the elements
  • Some food and drink for the duration of their time with you
  • A safe spot to get ready for performing and to relax between sets
  • Access to toilets

Can we use the band’s PA for speeches?

Our live wedding bands are always happy for you to use their PA for speeches and many have wireless microphones available so you can enjoy your speeches wherever you wish!

Can we perform with the band?


Most of our bands do offer a bandeoke/rockaoke booking option where you, your friends, and your family can join the band on stage and become a true folk star! Our live bands are also happy for you, a friend, or a family member to join them for a one-off special performance too.

What types of music do live wedding bands perform?

Our live wedding bands perform all sorts of music from rock, pop, blues, indie, folk, motown, soul, funk, hip-hop, RnB, metal, DnB, punk, and many others. Some bands specialise in certain styles like our folk, acoustic and Mumford & Sons bands in today’s guide, but many of our live wedding bands perform all styles to cater for weddings with all age groups and music tastes. The choice is yours!

Can I choose which songs my folk wedding band plays?

You can always have full input in what any of our bands perform and working alongside them, you can create a live setlist that is perfect for you and works for them so you have the ultimate live show at your wedding!

Can an acoustic wedding band perform my first dance?

All of our wedding bands are more than happy to perform first dances and are happy to learn songs just for the occasion. We have a popular guide on choosing a first dance here.

How long do Mumford & Son bands usually perform for?


Our wedding bands typically perform 2×60 or 3×40-minute sets but each band can design set times and lengths to suit your schedule and wedding. You can also add extra live sets, and extend or shorten live sets so you have the exact amount of live music you wish.

What happens between the band’s live sets?

Our live wedding bands will always supply DJ/background music when not performing so your wedding party never has to stop! They can DJ or play any and all styles of music to blend in perfectly with any part of your day.

Can I choose the music the band performs between live sets?

You can have full control over the music between live sets with our folk and acoustic bands performing playlists you approve of, playlists you provide, or playlists you create with them. Our wedding bands can also take requests from you and your guests and make announcements. The choice is always yours but you can always leave the music in their expert hands and enjoy your wedding party.

How loud are acoustic and folk wedding bands?

From our tiny acoustic duos to the largest folk wedding bands the volume range can vary from 85db to 130db. The typical volume for a standard live wedding band is 110db and is equivalent to a large truck passing by or a baby crying. Our wedding bands are made up of professional musicians who only perform at volume levels that are fun for you and your guests and that are acceptable to your venue.

Can indie wedding bands perform with sound limiters?


All our wedding bands have extensive experience with sound limiters of all shapes and sizes and know how to get the most out of them despite their restrictions. If you know your venue has a sound limiter, it’s always best to ask them for details so your live band can prepare and deliver the best live performance for you. Any venue that has a sound limiter below 85db is not live music friendly for acoustic or folk wedding bands and should be avoided if you plan to have live music. You learn more in our special guide on wedding sound limiters here.

Do your wedding bands have PLI and PAT certificates?

All our live wedding bands have up-to-date PLI and PAT certificates so they can perform safely and securely in any venue the UK.

Do your folk wedding bands offer covid cover?


All our live wedding bands offer comprehensive covid cover with any booking. You can find more details here.

Do you offer any support or security when we book a live wedding band?

We offer an industry-leading booking contract and comprehensive covid cover with every booking which protects you and the band from any eventuality. We also have a 24-hour emergency phone line available with any booking and are available 10am-10pm via phone, email, live chat, social channels, and text 7 days a week to help in any way, obligation free. We are dedicated live music experts and professional musicians and are here for you and your special day.

Will I get the band members I see in the videos?

Not always. In the rare case of a band member falling ill or having a family (or other) emergency, our wedding bands have a select group of expert musicians they trust and perform with regularly who can step in and cover for band members who can’t make a show. These are full-time, professional musicians and are like-for-like replacements. This means your wedding band doesn’t have to cancel their booking with you and can still deliver a fantastic night’s folk or acoustic entertainment.

What will the band wear?

Our Mumford & Sons, folk and acoustic bands typically wear folky outfits, suits, or smart shirts for a more smart/casual look but each band has various outfits they can wear to blend in with your wedding theme and many have bespoke coordinated outfits or can tailor looks to compliment your wedding perfectly. Each band’s videos showcase some of the popular outfits they can wear but if you simply want that full-blown festival-folk look, they can do it!



I hope you enjoyed this little acoustic folk music band journey

I hope you’ve enjoyed sampling some of our best live acoustic and folk wedding bands. Maybe you 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 via the usual socials, live chat, phone, text, and email obligation free to help you on your live wedding entertainment quest! Any other questions, comments, or queries about today’s guide are most welcome and I hope you have a stunning wedding whatever you do.



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