Last Minute Musicians To The Rescue!

June 2020 | Jon Stephens

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Seventh Second’s last minute musicians, wedding bands, party acts and function bands are here to save the day!


Last minute musicians make up live bands for hire that are ready at a moments notice to help you when your current live band for whatever reason cannot make your wedding, party or function. Last minute musicians are the help you need in a time of crisis!


Don’t panic, help is at hand



I know it’s a highly stressful and uncertain time when your function, party or wedding band cancels on you so close to your event. Do not panic however as after 15 years of providing and performing in live bands for hire, we are very experienced, highly adaptable and uniquely effective in dealing with these situations. 

Contact us now, if you need help urgently, however below I will go into more detail on our last minute musicians and show you some fantastic bands that are well versed in the art of last minute performances. We also have a dedicated page for last minute musicians and below are the various links if you want to skip right to the musicians ready to help you right now.


Last minute musicians page

Our pick of the last minute bands


Who are Seventh Seconds last minute musicians?

Because we perform in the bands you see on our website and we also run the website itself, we are in a unique position to offer up genuine last-minute musicians at, well the last minute. Our last minute musicians make up all of our bands but most notably our wedding bands as most people need wedding bands more than any other type of band last minute. All our acts carry up to date PLI and PAT certificates so even last minute, they are able to perform at any venue, any time.


Why we are last minute experts

Seventh Second was founded by a large group of musicians who studied together and became firm friends and colleagues whilst performing at all sorts of events. You can learn more about us and our unique approach hereAnyway, as we grew and performed at more and more fantastic weddings, parties and corporate events, we realised we had a unique and highly effective advantage when it comes people like you needing last minute musicians.


Our unique double-barrelled approach

Nothing about our setup in the early days has changed with our musical family having only grown larger, more experienced and professional. This means that when you need a last minute wedding band, party act or function band we can almost instantly find out which bands are free for you and unlike any other wedding entertainment agency out there, take any available musicians from our musical family and design you a bespoke band asap and at no extra cost. Because we are such a close family of musicians, we can mobilise quickly and adapt to any event meaning we have a high success rate at sourcing last minute musicians and bands for you. It seems we were designed for the last minute musical emergency!


Reassurance, security and support 24/7

Regardless of whether your booking is last minute or not, all our live bands come with extensive, comprehensive legally binding contracts that protect both you and the band for all eventualities. You can view the finer details here, read our FAQ section or speak to us directly for more details. 


Support every step of the way

With any booking, we also offer 24/7 support and our large pool of musicians have been known to help sort even the most pressing of musical nightmares! We are also open 7 days a week, 10 am to 10 pm via phone, text, live chat and email. You can also find us on all the usual social channels so regardless of the emergency, we are here!

Some stellar last minute musicians

Let me now introduce you to some stellar last minute musicians. Whether you have a wedding, party or corporate event in dire need of a live band, the bands below have vast experience in this field. Like all our last minute musicians bands, they are highly adaptable to your needs, can muster at a moments notice and provide all the live entertainment you want and deserve. You will not be disappointed!


Stan Darsh

You can view more of our last minute musicians here.

Who are Stan Darsh?

If your event demands the most unique, alternative and jaw-dropping live show you can get your hands on then Stan Darsh are the guys you need to book. With real festival and big show experience, Stan Darsh bring their carefully orchestrated, infectious, high energy, festival hardened live show to all corners of the globe playing to huge dance hungry crowds. They are a fantastic function band for hire if you are in need of last minute musicians asap!

What are their last minute musician credentials?

Although Stan Darsh are a relatively new act, all the members have been performing in original projects and various function bands for years here at Seventh Second. They have come to the last minute rescue many times and understand how flexibility is a big part of being a last minute musician and great live band.


Line up and pricing

Stan Darsh’s line up typically consists of lead male vocals/guitar, bass/backing vocals, drums/backing vocals and guitar/keys/backing vocals. It’s a pretty amazing show! Prices start from £1050.


Last minute client review

“What a fantastic, talented band – perfect for weddings.. very professional and really nice guys.  They had the dance floor packed and rocking from start to finish. Due to overwhelming demand, they did 2 encores and the groom joined them on stage for the finale!”

Ollie and Liz Berry – Wedding, 2010 





League of Gentlemen

You can view more of our last minute musicians here.

Who are League of Gentlemen?

If you demand an act that draws from their experience performing every week and on numerous tours with the biggest names out there here they are. Live wedding band League of Gentlemen will turn your wedding, corporate event or party into a raucous pop and rock festival. With glowing reviews, thousands of hours of performing experience and dedication to their art, look no further, you won’t find better, especially last minute!

What are their last minute musician credentials?

The League of Gentlemen are a super talented, popular and experienced band for hire. Over the years they have performed at many last minute weddings, parties and functions. You are in very safe hands with these guys as they understand the stress last minute bookings can cause you. That’s why they always try and stick to your wedding ideas and plans as best they can regardless of the time constraints.


Line up and pricing

The League of Gentlemen generally grace stages UK wide in their most popular 4 piece line of lead male vocals, guitar/backing vocals, bass/backing vocals and drum/backing vocals. Prices start from a very reasonable £800 too.


Last minute client review

“We just wanted to say what a fabulous job The League of Gentlemen did last Saturday night. It pressed all the right buttons, everybody was up dancing all night (apologies for the standard of our singing!). The band really knows how to rock (and roll when required). We have received nothing but compliments from everyone who was there, with the best comment being “the perfect wedding band”. You made the evening go with a bang, so many thanks to you all.”

Richard and Barbara Green – Wedding, 2016






You can view more of our last minute musicians here.

Who are Flair?

We present Flair, a function band you really can’t afford to miss. In only a few years, their spectacle of a live show has generated so much attention that they are now one of the most sought after function bands for hire in the UK and the world.
From their subtle trio to bombastic, world-class 13 piece monster band line up, Flair will ignite any wedding, party or functions dancefloor and keep it heaving all night – even last minute.


What are their last minute musician credentials?

Flair have been there and done it and know the function circuit inside out. Being consummate professionals with many musicians in their line up, Flair are able to put together all sorts of line ups very last minute. Similar to Seventh Second as a whole, when you need to hire a live band asap, they can pool their musicians together and get the job done!


Line up and pricing

Flair can be booked from a 3 piece right up to a 13 piece! Their most popular line up is the 6 piece consisting of lead male and female vocals, drums, guitar, keys and bass. Prices for the 6 piece start at £3450 but please ask us about all their different line up pricings.

Last minute client review

“We would like to thank the wedding band so much for their performance, professionalism and ease with which everything was sorted. They were an amazing band and we hand many compliments for their performance so thank you.”

Georgie and Tom Wolfenden – Wedding, 2019





The Avengers

You can view more of our last minute musicians here.

Who are The Avengers?

Like the words cool, contemporary and fun? Wedding band the Avengers are a seriously talented 3-piece who bring the party to your event with their powerful selection of undisputed classic funk, pop, rock and indie hits from the sixties to the present day. Get ready to dance your proverbial socks off with this fun, vibrant and exciting trio. The Avengers are the perfect blend of experience, love for their art and sheer entertainment and can mobilize at the drop of a hat!

What are their last minute musician credentials?

Another incredibly experienced at, The Avengers have been performing for lovely people like yourself for years and have plenty of last minute gig experience under their belts. They’re also a very compact little trio with minimal equipment meaning they can easily travel and fit into any venue last minute.


Line up and pricing

The Avengers typically consist of lead male vocals/guitar, bass/backing vocals and drums/backing vocals. Prices start from an unbeatable £600 so grab yourself a last minute bargain!


Last minute client review

“Thank you so much for last Saturday, our guests really enjoyed themselves and really appreciated some of you getting on the dance floor with us. Sorry for not getting a chance to speak with you on the night, we were obviously too busy dancing! I loved my wedding band!”

Josie and Ricky Nicastro – Wedding, 2019





The Usual Suspects

You can view more of our last minute musicians here.

Who are The Usual Suspects?

Energetic? Fun & contemporary? Powerful 3-piece harmonies? Yes please! The Usual Suspects offer an awesome selection of rock, pop, funk and soul hits from the sixties to the present day for any corporate function, wedding or party that wants to transform from average to awesome! From The Kinks to Kings Of Leon and all the way back to Stevie Wonder, their professional, entertaining and imaginative shows will impress all, even at a moments notice.


What are their last minute musician credentials?

The members of the Usual Suspects jumped straight onto the gig circuit after collecting their degrees in music. From there on out, they racked up the gigging miles and are now one of our most adaptable and experienced three-piece outfits. They will not let you down and with such a varied repertoire, even last minute, they will be able to put together a setlist for you and your guests that you will simply love!


Line up and pricing

The Usual Suspects can add quite a few musicians to their line up but the popular and standard 3 piece option compromises of lead vocals/guitar, bass/backing vocals and drums/backing vocals. Prices start from £730.


Last minute client review

“Just a quick email to say that the Usual Suspects were absolutely amazing. All of our guests had a great time and they loved the wedding band. I had loads of people that want their contact details!”

Sarah and Steve Smith – Wedding, 2018





Southside Sparkle

You can view more of our last minute musicians here.

Who are Southside Sparkle?

The 1920’s era was marked by amazing fashion and seductive music. Southside Sparkle with their infectious brand of 1920s goes pop musical renditions of classic and current tunes bring the nostalgic 1920s right back into the new era complete with the glittering dresses, top musicianship and fantastic stagecraft. This highly adaptable yet highly specialised group can mould into any venue and occasion even at the last minute and truly come to life when complementing a themed wedding, party or event.


What are their last minute musician credentials?

Members of Southside Sparkle have been wowing London crowds for many years now and are well versed in the hectic and short timescale world of the London gig scene and last minute shows. Like almost all the musicians here at Seventh Second, they are full-time professional musicians meaning they are ready to perform wherever and whenever.


Line up and pricing

The line up options for this stunning 1920s styled band are vast but the tiny 3 piece outfit is always popular with last minute clients as it can ready itself quickly and fit into the smallest of venues. The three-piece consists of lead female vocals, double bass and keys. Do take a look at their profile for all the different line up options though! Prices for the three-piece start from £1100.


Last minute client review

“Southside Sparkle played for us in February and were absolutely amazing! They were professional, sounded great and got everyone on the dance floor… even my 85 year old gran couldn’t resist! Thank you for doing such a great job!”

Alex Hall – Party, 2015


You can view more of our last minute musicians here.

Who are Cadence?

Cadence are a captivating, versatile and highly polished acoustic duo or trio for hire with Seventh Second. From high profile corporate shows to intimate wedding performances, Cadence will light up your event whatever the setting or occasion. Stunning female vocals shimmer over expertly performed acoustic guitar and backing vocals to create an intoxicating musical combination which is for all to see in their stunning video clips. Being a compact act, they can save the day at your event any time!


What are their last minute musician credentials?

Being such a mobile and tiny little outfit, Cadence have performed all over the place at all sorts of events at a moments notice. They understand time can sometimes be of the essence, it’s part of their normal gigging lifestyle! Cadence won’t ever let you down and you will be quite amazed how fantastic they really are!


Line up and pricing

Cadence generally perform in their duo combination of lead female vocals and acoustic guitar/backing vocals but they can add a percussionist if you wish. Prices for the duo start from £600.


Last minute client review

“Just a quick note to say what an incredible show you put on for us at the weekend. You could probably tell we thought the music was amazing and went down really well with our friends and family. The dance floor was busy throughout the evening and peaked at the end of your set. We really appreciated you playing the extra Mumford & Sons song at the end – they are our favourite.”

Luke Grant – Party, 2018


Let us help you with your last minute musician worries!

Well, I hope you’re feeling a little calmer and reassured now. We really can help with those last minute headaches you have. Providing and performing in live bands for people at the last minute is some of the most rewarding work we get to do. We love to put a smile back on your face with a great live band rocking your wedding, party or function and as mentioned, we are open pretty much all the time so come and speak to us. It’s time to celebrate (last minute) with Seventh Second!

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Jon and the Seventh Second family

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