The Top 10 Best Wedding Bands In The UK For 2021 and 2022!

November 2020 | Matt Oats

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Here are our top 10 best live wedding bands in the UK for your 2021 or 2022 wedding!

 

It’s official, not only is the UK home to some of the best bands and musicians ever but it’s also home to some of the best wedding bands! The live wedding band industry in the UK is like no other in the world and is bursting at the seams with talented musicians so in today’s guide I’m going to show you the 10 best the UK has to offer!

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Being the best we possibly can

We like to keep our live wedding band roster small, select and the best in the UK and with 528 glowing reviews and counting, we think we have compiled the best wedding bands in the UK right here. Everyone that works at Seventh Second is a highly trained musician, dedicated to music and passionate about performing and delivering the best performance time and again at any wedding. The thousands upon thousands of happy wedding people we’ve wowed over the years would certainly agree!

 

Wedding junkies!

Every musician at Seventh Second (including myself) has been performing at weddings week in week out for at least 10 years so we hope you’ll agree that we should know what we are talking about today! We think our huge selection of reviews, popular wedding blog and dedication to making our wedding bands the best they can be, demonstrates that.

We love weddings in all their amazing shapes and sizes and want nothing more than to create the perfect live band experience for you and your guests. You can read all about us here but let’s get onto how we chose the best wedding bands in the UK.

 

How did we choose our best UK wedding bands?

Like our other popular top 10 guides, we didn’t just pluck our choices out of thin air. No, we took everything listed below into consideration so we knew we’d chosen the best wedding bands in the UK. No compromises, no shortcuts, these are some seriously popular, successful and established wedding bands and just like our other guide here, they guarantee you a memorable night’s entertainment and a dance floor any other wedding would envy!

This was our criteria when choosing the best live wedding bands

 

Wedding bands with the most reviews in 2019 and 2020

Wedding bands that have the largest repertoires and song variety

Wedding bands with the most extensive and varied booking options

Wedding bands that have been performing for many years and who’ve performed at the most weddings over that time

 

More wedding band than you can shake a stick at!

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Our voting criteria helped us narrow down our choices and bring you a selection of the 10 best wedding bands in the UK. All these bands have performed at weddings all over the UK and aboard for many years and can’t get enough of those wedding day party vibes! Large or small and with all sorts of varied and exciting looks and line ups, these wedding bands cover pop, rock, indie, folk, blues, Motown, soul, jazz and everything else in-between. It’s all here with these carefully chosen wedding bands for hire that are the best the UK has to offer.

 

The best live wedding bands in the UK list

In no particular order, here are our 10 best live wedding bands. Click on any of them to be whisked straight to their section in the guide or keep reading to learn about all of them. Click on any bands name above their video to see their unique profile on our site too!

 

League of Gentlemen – pop, rock and indie 4 piece

Good Fellas – multi-genre 5 piece

Party Republic – award-winning, female-fronted 4 piece

The Usual Suspects – multi-genre 3 piece

From the Top – big band, male and female-fronted 3-9 piece

Night and Day – soul, ratpack and jazz 5 piece

Paper Boats – acoustic, festival and folk 3-7 piece

Blue Eclectic – funk and pop 5 piece

The Avengers- funk, soul and pop 3 piece

Southside Sparkle – glitzy 1920s goes pop 3-9 piece

 

League of Gentlemen

One of the most established, popular and busiest wedding bands in the UK, League of Gentlemen are out there week after week performing their electrifying, high tempo and varied live set to weddings that really want to let loose and have a fantastic night’s dancing, singing and laughing. Rave reviews always follow and nowadays most of their gigs are booked years in advance and through recommendation alone.

 

Wedding couples’ reviews

Here’s a snapshot of some of their happy wedding couples’ reviews. You can read all of our 528 glowing reviews here.

“We are just sitting at the airport about to fly but hoped you would pass on a massive thank you to the league of gentlemen for last night! We have had so many compliments on the music, and the best testament to that was a completely full dance floor ALL night! Thank you to all.”

Naomi and Greg Spencer –  wedding, Worcestershire

“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 – wedding, Brighton

 

Popular wedding songs and first dances

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League of Gentlemen get asked to perform songs like Mr Brightside, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Everybody and Wake Me Up. One of the most popular first dance requests has to be their upbeat, rocky version of Thinking out Loud by Ed Sheeran.

 

Pricing and popular wedding booking options

Prices start from £800 for the four-piece line up of lead male vocals, guitar, bass, drums and backing vocals all round for a big sound! Top lighting, PA and musical equipment come as standard and PLI and PAT certificates are always available too. Couples love to book League of Gentlemens afternoon acoustic duo set for their weddings too!

 

Good Fellas

Good Fellas are one of our hardest working, happy go lucky live wedding bands. Glowing reviews are aplenty with a wedding band that always goes the extra mile to deliver exactly what our wedding couples dream of for their wedding day. They love to be busy and always throw all their energy into every live performance with their frontman pulling off serious dance moves while singing, playing keys, trumpet and even congas!

 

Wedding couples’ reviews

Here’s a snapshot of some of their happy wedding couples’ reviews. You can read all of our 528 glowing reviews here.

“Hannah and I just wanted to thank you (and the rest of the band) again for ROCKING IT at our wedding. We can’t even begin to count the positive comments we’ve had about your performance! Thanks for being so accommodating with regards to our choice of first dance song and learning ‘You do something to me’ at such short notice. On tidying up the hall the following morning we found a copy of your setlist. With me being a fully fledged ‘gig geek’, this was a pleasant surprise as I have countless playlists on my ipod of concert setlists that I’ve had the fortune of attending. So you’ll be pleased to know that I’ve created one of your show so Hannah and I can re-live the experience time and again.”

Adam Hollins – wedding, Surrey

“Booked Goodfellas having heard them at other events. Knew the performance was going to be excellent – but this was a more formal occasion with an older group. Needn’t have worried – the band brushed up on more 60’s music and read and performed to the audience in the amazing and intuitive way we had seen them deliver before. They got everyone, young and old onto the floor. Even pulled in some girls from a wedding in the hotel because our music was much better then theirs!”

Simon Durwent – party, Datchet

 

Popular wedding songs and first dances

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Good Fellas turn their hand to all sorts of tunes but Riptide, Shut up and Dance with Me, Wonderwall and Baggy Trousers are popular. A popular first dance request is Grow Old with Me by Tom Odell.

 

Pricing and popular wedding booking options

Good Fellas prices start from £950 for the standard five-piece option of lead male vocals/keys/trumpet, guitar, bass, guitar, drums and backing vocals all around. Top lighting, PA and musical equipment come as standard and PLI and PAT certificates are always available too. Good Fellas almost always have their extra DJ set or acoustic set booked by wedding couples too.

 

Party Republic

Not only is Party Republic one of our most recommended wedding bands they are also one of the best wedding bands in the UK because they are an award-winning wedding band! That’s right, this south coast based wedding band have spent years perfecting their engaging live show which aims to get everyone involved in the fun. With her stunning voice, their charismatic frontmen Katy whips up this great live band and any wedding crowd into a frenzy of live wedding music fun and frolics!

 

Wedding couples’ reviews

Here’s a snapshot of some of their happy wedding couples’ reviews. You can read all of our 528 glowing reviews here.

“We had such a fantastic wedding day and that was in part due to the awesome Party Republic wedding band!!!! Our guests have not stopped talking about the day and saying how good you all were – Katy, your voice was just perfect for our first dance and I’m so glad you agreed to sing it for us! Not only were you amazing on the day, providing a beautiful acoustic set in the afternoon and then bringing the dance floor to life in the evening, you were on hand to answer all my questions and totally put me at ease during all the planning too. We can’t thank you enough for being part of our special day.”

Mr and Mrs Blenko – wedding, Surrey

“Party Republic were the most incredible band – everyone loved them, so many people said they were the best band they’ve ever heard at a wedding and they really got the party started (and kept it going!). They played a great mix of music and were so professional and friendly. Thank you for nailing it!”

Sarah and Sam Croft – wedding, Essex

 

Popular wedding songs and first dances

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Regular song requests include Billie Jean, Rather Be, Use Somebody and Sing it Back. A regular first dance request has to be You’ve Got the Love by Florence and the Machine

 

Pricing and popular wedding booking options

Party Republics prices start from £1600 for the four-piece line up of lead female vocals, guitar, bass, drums and backing vocals all around. Top lighting, PA and musical equipment come as standard and PLI and PAT certificates are always available too. Party Republic have a fantastic daytime acoustic duo set which is affordable and very popular too.

The Usual Suspects

Have a look at our special showcase with The Usual Suspects here to get a fascinating inside look at this multi-genre power trio that’s only aim is to make sure you and your guests have the best wedding party of your life! Expert musicians with years of experience performing weddings big and small all over the UK and the world makes them truly one of the best wedding band trios in the UK. They cannot wait to get back out into the wedding gig scene and do what they do best for all you dance hungry wedding people!

 

Wedding couples’ reviews

Here’s a snapshot of some of their happy wedding couples’ reviews. You can read all of our 528 glowing reviews here.

“The usual suspects 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 – wedding, London

“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 – wedding, Leeds

 

Popular wedding songs and first dances

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The Usual Suspects are always asked to perform Valerie, Shut up and Dance, Shotgun and their famous blues medley! A super popular first dance is Pencil Full of Lead by Paolo Nutini.

 

Pricing and popular wedding booking options

Prices for this power trio start from £700 for a lineup consisting of lead male vocals/guitar, bass/lead vocals and drums/backing vocals – a big sound for a small band! Top lighting, PA and musical equipment come as standard and PLI and PAT certificates are always available too. The Usual Suspects offer a really popular afternoon solo or duo acoustic option and are booked for some great late-night DJ’ing too!

From the Top

From the Top have been delivering world-class, big band wedding entertainment for years and year on year they somehow add more style and sophistication to their already slick live show. These world-class musicians perform at some of the biggest and most stunning weddings London has to offer and always seem to be able to deliver more than their delighted married couples ever imagined. From the Top are a premium wedding act, just take a look at their brilliant videos and you’ll see why!

 

Wedding couples’ reviews

Here’s a snapshot of some of their happy wedding couples’ reviews. You can read all of our 528 glowing reviews here.

“We just wanted to say thank you so much for playing at our wedding. We had a wonderful day and the band really made the night. We have had a few people say how great you guys were. We really appreciate that you learnt the song for our first dance, it was perfect!”

Chris and Jo Amber – wedding, Northants

“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 – wedding, Wimbledon

 

Popular wedding songs and first dances

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From the Top are regularly asked to perform I Need a Dollar, Relight my Fire, Play that Funky Music and Uptown Funk and a big first dance request is always My Girl by the Temptations.

 

Pricing and popular wedding booking options

Prices for the six-piece line up of the band start from a brilliant £1000 and includes lead female vocals, guitar/lead male vocals, drums, bass, keys/backing vocals and sax! Top lighting, PA and musical equipment come as standard and PLI and PAT certificates are always available too. From the Top have so many line up options that couples don’t usually know where to begin but the full-blown 9-piece line up is hard to resist!

Night and Day

With a voice like silk, Night and Days’ suave and sophisticated frontman has cemented this ratpack, jive, Motown and swing wedding bands place as one of the best wedding bands in the UK. However, it’s only when you also listen to the musicians backing him that you realise how good this all-male outfit is! Looks and style can be deceiving as Night and Day can turn up the volume and perform seriously cool and upbeat renditions of contemporary hits making sure everyone is planted on that dance floor. Underestimate this popular wedding band at your peril!

 

Wedding couples’ reviews

Here’s a snapshot of some of their happy wedding couples’ reviews. You can read all of our 528 glowing reviews here.

“Incredible band providing a fantastic service for our event. Excellent repertoire, they seemed to have the perfect song ready at hand to keep our clients happy. They sound great and look the part too, would recommend them for any party or event.”

Stacey Willis – function, London

“Back from honeymoon! Please would you pass on our massive thanks to Night and Day. They were absolutely fantastic! We have had loads of really positive comments about their performance from guests.”

Jonny and Katy Borer – wedding, Lake District

 

Popular wedding songs and first dances

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Time and again Night and Day get asked to perform New York, New York, King of the Swingers, Dancing in the Moonlight and Hotline Bling. A popular first dance request is Treasure by Bruno Mars.

 

Pricing and popular wedding booking options

Night and Days prices start from £1000 for the five-piece line up of lead male vocals, guitar, bass/backing vocals, keys and drums. Top lighting, PA and musical equipment come as standard and PLI and PAT certificates are always available too. Night and Day are a sight to behold when couples book the all-female backing singers too. Pure sophistication!

Paper Boats

Folky, acoustic festival goodness is all the rage in the wedding world right now but Paper Boats knew that long ago. They are acoustic folk wedding royalty and celebrated folk musicians themselves with members having performed alongside and toured with Mumford and Sons. You read that right and you may now see why Paper Boats are one of the best folk wedding bands in the UK. Serious musical pedigree, expertly performed, carefully orchestrated live shows and bags of folky festival fun make Paper Boats seriously in demand!

 

Wedding couples’ reviews

Here’s a snapshot of some of their happy wedding couples’ reviews. You can read all of our 528 glowing 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 – wedding, Brighton

“We were very happy with Paper boats! They were on time, friendly, played and sang a great selection – just the sort of thing that we wanted! I would have no hesitation in recommending them, and re-booking them if the occasion arises!”

Jonathan Phillips – wedding, Hampshire

 

Popular wedding songs and first dances

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Paper Boats get asked to perform I Will Wait, Ho Hey, Riptide and Get Lucky often and a popular first dance request is You’ve got the Love by Florence and the Machine.

 

Pricing and popular wedding booking options

Paper Boats are at their most affordable as a trio which consists of lead male vocals/acoustic guitar/double bass, drums/backing vocals and keys/acoustic guitar/backing vocals. At £700 that’s a lot of musician for not much money! Top lighting, PA and musical equipment come as standard and PLI and PAT certificates are always available too. Paper Boats can add a violin, banjo, mandolin, steel pedal or even washboard player to their line up to complete that authentic acoustic folk band look.

Blue Eclectic

Blue Eclectic have probably been around longer than any live wedding band we know and there’s one big reason for that – they are the best at what they do! Fun, funky pop vibes are always on the menu with this band and their well-travelled and experienced musicians deliver a huge slice of it at every wedding they perform at. Blue Eclectic truly love what they do and it shows in their performances and in the fantastic reviews they receive. A wedding band for the dance lovers out there!

 

Wedding couples’ reviews

Here’s a snapshot of some of their happy wedding couples’ reviews. You can read all of our 528 glowing reviews here.

“Thank you Blue Eclectic for your fabulous performance at our wedding last week. We knew we’d made the right choice as soon as you arrived. So friendly and professional! We loved your music and (almost literally!) everyone commented on what an amazing wedding band we’d booked. So, thank you once again for everything, you really really really made our wedding!”

Cecilia Garret – wedding, Sutton

“Blue Eclectic are a truly fantastic party band. I knew they would be very very good because of all the reviews I’d read about them. But they were EVEN BETTER! So professional, so much energy and enthusiasm. I can see other people have already said it, but they really did set the dance floor alight. EVERYBODY was dancing all night long. Amazing … truly … I don’t have the words. Thank you so much guys. We will DEFINITELY be seeing you again!”

Mario Ricci – party, Surrey

 

Popular wedding songs and first dances

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Blue Eclectic often perform Blame it on the Boogie, Valerie, Dance with me Tonight and I Feel Good and a first dance regularly asked for is Happy by Pharrell Williams.

 

Pricing and popular wedding booking options

Blue Eclectic prices start from £1000 for the 4-piece option of lead male vocals, guitar, bass, drums and backing vocals all around. Top lighting, PA and musical equipment come as standard and PLI and PAT certificates are always available too. Blue Eclectic will really send your wedding party into the stratosphere if you book their keyboardist to complete their amazing 5-piece lineup.

The Avengers

Another of our fantastic little power trios, The Avengers are all about performing hit after hit, keeping you and your guests dancing until you can’t dance anymore! They have spent years working on a live set full of great pop, funk, Motown and indie hits to please all and leave everyone with fantastic memories! Always looking to work modern tunes into their live set, The Avengers love to add their unique little spin on songs. They’ve performed at more weddings than most live wedding bands and simply can’t get enough of performing for people like you on what is one of the happiest of days!

 

Wedding couples’ reviews

Here’s a snapshot of some of their happy wedding couples’ reviews. You can read all of our 528 glowing reviews here.

“Thank you !! The Avengers were truly AMAZING!! Everyone has been raving about them since Saturday. Please pass on our thanks, and thanks again to you for all your help. They really made the night.”

Tori Ennis – wedding, Cardiff

“Myself & Daz just wanted to say thank you to the avengers for providing the evening entertainment at our wedding on Saturday 8th August. They had a great and varied set list that got everyone on the dance floor, particularly in 2nd & 3rd set when the drink was flowing. Particular thanks to the band for downloading psy – gangnam style for Daz even though they didn’t have it on their laptop this wasn’t a problem, they were happy to download it on request which was well received by all! We have had lots of comments from our friends and family about the band e.g. They are the best live wedding band I have seen and they got everyone on a dance floor and played a great mix of songs. Im sure loads of our friends will choose the avengers for their wedding or function now!”

Daz and Sarah Outan – wedding, Berkshire

 

Popular wedding songs and first dances

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The Avengers are always asked to perform Place your Hands, Forget You, Stand by Me and Livin’ on a Prayer with a super popular first dance being Thinking out Loud by Ed Sheeran.

 

Pricing and popular wedding booking options

The Avengers can grace your wedding from as little as £600 which gets you lead male vocals/guitar, bass, drums and backing vocals all around. Top lighting, PA and musical equipment come as standard and PLI and PAT certificates are always available too. The Avengers offer a fantastic solo acoustic afternoon set and late-night DJ option which always goes down well!

Southside Sparkle

We end this journey into the best wedding bands in the UK with one of our more unique acts. Southside Sparkle, in whatever line up they arrive in, deliver something you may have never seen or heard unless you were strutting your stuff in the 1920s! Glitz, glam and musical delight are all on offer with this classy and seductive wedding band. They always have a delightful and unique setlist ready for wedding parties and it’s all these reasons that make them one of our most popular and the UK’s most popular 1920s goes pop wedding bands!

 

Wedding couples’ reviews

Here’s a snapshot of some of their happy wedding couples’ reviews. You can read all of our 528 glowing 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 – wedding, Winchester

“Chess and her crew created an electric atmosphere at our party, everyone commented at how great they sounded (and looked), it was certainly an evening to remember and an incredible way to celebrate a life milestone! Thank you.”

Petra Gomersall – party, London

 

Popular wedding songs and first dances

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Southside Sparkle are often asked to play Bad Romance, Ain’t Nobody, Bang Bang, L.O.V.E and Crazy in Love and a popular first dance choice is Valerie by Amy Winehouse.

 

Pricing and popular wedding booking options

Southside Sparkles prices start from £1100 for the three-piece of lead female vocals, keys and double bass. Top lighting, PA and musical equipment come as standard and PLI and PAT certificates are always available too. Couples are always tempted by the various exciting lineup options Southside Sparkle have to offer – they are well worth checking out!

 

Our COVID-19 guarantee

Wedding plans are uncertain with the pandemic lurking but we want to make sure you can book with confidence when hiring any of our live wedding bands. For this reason, if your wedding is postponed and/or rearranged due to COVID-19 we will never charge extra fees and so far, we’ve been able to accommodate almost all new dates our 2020 wedding couples have given us for 2021 and 2022!

 

Book with confidence with Seventh Second

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Any deposit you put down can be rolled over onto any new date and if you have to cancel your booking due to COVID-19 you will never pay any extra fees or owe anything to the band you booked with us. As a cherry on top, we also have a special offer running below to further help during these very challenging times.

 

15% off any 2021 or 2022 wedding band booking – click here to enquire now

 

So what do you have to lose? Why not contact us to see if you can hire one of the most in-demand wedding bands in the UK for your stunning wedding? Or why not look at our full selection of wedding acts here? We’re always here 7 days a week, 10 am to 10 pm via phone, email, text and online chat to answer your questions and help you pick the perfect live wedding band for you. Whether you choose to celebrate with Seventh Second or not, I really hope you’ve enjoyed reading about our lovely wedding bands. Everyone here at Seventh Second wishes you a fantastic wedding!!

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Thanks!

Matt and the boys and girls at Seventh Second.



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