Recommended Wedding Music Bands For Hire In 2024 and 2025!

February 2024 | Jon Stephens

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Our most recommended wedding music bands for hire in 2024 and 2025 are here!


Couples often ask me here at Seventh Second which of are our wedding music bands are most recommended by our newlyweds. It’s a great question to ask because if you hire one of those bands, you guarantee yourself an epic night’s wedding entertainment! I thought it was high time I shared these bands with you, so may I present the 30 most recommended wedding music bands for hire in 2024 and 2025!



The most recommended wedding music bands for hire in the UK list!

Click on any of our most recommended bands in the list below to be whisked straight to their section in the guide or keep scrolling to see them all plus so much more! Oh, and click on any bands name above their video to view their unique profile too.


1. Electric Jukebox – our most recommended wedding music trio

2. Flair Four – world-class, all-male wedding music band

3. Paper Boats – our most in-demand wedding folk band

4. Get Loud – love the 90s? Love Get Loud!

5. Ignition Showband – our most recommended world-class, mega showband

6. Acrylic – cool and contemporary, all-male indie trio

7. Rockaoke Live! – sing on stage with our most recommended bandoke wedding band!

8. DJ Republic – a wedding music band revolution

9. Motown Boys – our most recommended soul and motown wedding band

10. Meraki Jazz Collective – young, contemporary and affordable jazz pros

11. League of Gentlemen – our most recommended 4-piece wedding music band

12. Good Fellas – multi-genre, super popular fun time 5-piece

13. Rae – our most popular solo female wedding performer

14. Hare and the Hounds – awesome roaming folk wedding music band

15. Flair Six – duel vocal, wedding music band awesomeness

16. Night and Day – jazz, jive and ratpack sophistication for all

17. Southside Sparkle – super popular soul and motown glitz and glamour

18. Talking with Fireworks – our most recommended acoustic duo

19. The Usual Suspects – our most recommended multi-genre, power trio

20. Knight Riders – popular 80’s themed music madness

21. Grassroots Folk Collective – our most highly recommended festival folk live act

22. The Orange Circus Band – our most popular originals wedding music band

23. November Soul – our most affordable big hitting, big band!

24. Betty and the Backbeats – epic and ever-popular rock ‘n’ roller wedding band

25. Matrix – our most recommended European-based wedding music band

26. Flowers – our most affordable and popular female-fronted wedding band

27. Groove Eternal – our most recommended northern-based fun-time wedding band

28. Stan Darsh – a super in-demand alternative wedding music band

29. Harper Sky – our most recommended male solo performer

30. Anthropology – the most booked jazz wedding music band on Seventh Second!

Wedding music band freebies!

As well as our current 15% off offer, you always get everything listed below and more with any wedding music band you hire with us. Grab those freebies!


  1. 2×60 or 3×40 minute live sets
  2. A comprehensive booking contract which 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 wedding music bands are happy to discuss playing certain songs/first dances and catering their setlist just for you


Book with confidence – the Seventh Second way

Everyone who works at Seventh Second also performs in the live bands you see here and on our website. Benefits like unbeatable prices, covid cover, 24-hour support, comprehensive booking contracts, expert knowledge and unparalleled customer service mean you can book with confidence when booking with us. Reassuring to know nowadays. We know everything there is to know about our bands and can guarantee a fantastic band whatever the occasion. We are also deeply involved in the wedding industry and love to help people like you where we can with our blog being just one of the many ways we do that. You can learn all about the unique way we work for wedding couples and party people everywhere here.


So much choice, so little time

As you plan your wedding you have a million and one things to sort out. Picking a live wedding music band can be a big part of that planning but there are so many wedding bands out there! The choice is pretty much endless so how do you decide on one? Let today’s guide or our other guides lead the way…


More from our popular wedding music band guides

If you want to see more great live acts make sure to look at all of our live bands and popular guides below!


Recommended bands, recommended venues

Our most recommended wedding bands perform at some of the most recommended venues. Here are some of them.


  1. Aswarby Rectory – Lincolnshire
  2. Pentre Mawr Country House – Denbighshire
  3. Millbridge Court – Surrey
  4. Curradine Barns – Worcestershire
  5. The Cow Shed Crail – Fife
  6. Elmore Court – Gloucestershire
  7. The Byre at Inchyra – Perthshire
  8. The Green Cornwell – Oxfordshire
  9. Cripps Barn – Gloucestershire
  10. The Carriage Hall – Nottinghamshire
  11. Blenheim Palace – Oxfordshire
  12. Chatsworth House – Derbyshire
  13. Highclere Castle – Hampshire
  14. Warwick Castle – Warwickshire
  15. Hampton Court Palace – London
  16. Hever Castle – Kent
  17. Kew Gardens – London
  18. The Savoy – London
  19. Cliveden House – Berkshire
  20. Waddesdon Manor – Buckinghamshire
  21. Fforest – Cardigan
  22. The Normans – North Yorkshire
  23. Dodford Manor – Northamptonshire
  24. Dewsall Court – Herefordshire
  25. Barns & Yard – Norfolk
  26. The Byre at Bridge House – East Sussex
  27. The West Mill – Derby
  28. The Oak Tree of Peover – Cheshire
  29. The Tythe Barn Launton – Oxfordshire
  30. The Fig House at Middleton Lodge – North Yorkshire


We are here to help you


We always want to help at Seventh Second and that’s why we’ve written so many guides in our blog covering all sorts of topics to help you through your wedding planning journey. You can see links to some of our most popular and topical guides above and below. However, even our wedding music band roster (which we like to keep small and select) has an abundance of choice so we understand why many couples ask for our help and advice when choosing a wedding band. The most common question is, which are your most recommended wedding bands?


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The gold standard when it comes to wedding music bands for hire in the UK

Our best wedding music bands are quite simply the bands on our roster that have been recommended and hired through recommendation the most over the years. A couple may have seen Paper Boats at a wedding and just had to have them perform at their wedding too. For us, word of mouth and recommendation is a huge part of our business and are pretty chuffed with how often our wedding bands are recommended and booked on recommendation alone. 


Our most recommended wedding music bands for 2024 and 2025


We pride ourselves on the quality of all our wedding bands but the 30 bands showcased today are year after year, recommended by newlyweds more than any others. They also receive the bulk of their bookings through recommendations alone. That’s impressive for any live wedding band and guarantees you that all these bands offer the best possible experience out there. You simply can’t go wrong with any of these acts at your wedding so don’t worry about choosing a live wedding band because you are in safe hands here, we’ve been performing at weddings for over 15 years and we love it!


Over to our wedding bands

Anyway, let’s get to the bands! For each act, you’ll find a short bio, band highlights, a newlywed review, a photo or two, video, lineup and booking options and a link to their unique profile where you can discover everything else about them. Hopefully, you’ll find your perfect wedding band among my top 30 but if you don’t or have any questions, just contact us here obligation-free anytime.



1. Electric Jukebox

Electric Jukebox burst onto the wedding scene a few years back and haven’t stopped since, quickly becoming our most in-demand wedding music trio! It’s easy to see why with infectious and electric live sets, great booking options, a varied repertoire of songs, and great prices around the UK and worldwide. Head over to their full profile to see what all the fuss is about with this young, cool, and contemporary all-male, wedding music band trio!


Electric Jukebox highlights

  • Our most in-demand wedding trio
  • Great prices in the UK and worldwide
  • All the booking options you could need on offer

Newlywed review

One of the many glowing newlywed reviews Electric Jukebox keep racking up. You can see all of our customer reviews here.

“Thank you so much! You and Electric Jukebox have been amazing and we had so many of our guests say the same. We had the most amazing day and it wouldn’t have been the same without you. We can’t thank you enough!! Thanks again, Amie and Ashley “

Amie Martin – Wiltshire, 2023


Lineup and booking options


Lead vocals/guitar, lead vocals/bass and lead vocals/drums make up this amazing power trio and they offer all sorts of great booking options including acoustic sets, late-night DJ sets and extra full band live sets. Fantastic!






2. Flair Four

Welcome to the all-action world of Flair Four! This world-class, all-male wedding music band can be seen performing at the finest weddings and events around the world, and once you’ve taken a good look at what they offer you will see why. The best musicians, at the top of their game, performing the best song to dance hungry crowds who simply can’t get enough of this high-energy premium wedding band! You’d be mad to miss out…


Flair Four highlights

  • World-class wedding music musicians
  • Fully bespoke lineup and booking options
  • Amazing live show covering pop, rock, indie, funk, motown and more

Newlywed review

One of many great reviews for Flair Four. You can see all of our customer reviews here.

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

Anna Bayne – Kent, 2022


Lineup and booking options


Bespoke is the name of the game with Flair Four! On top of their standard lineup of lead male vocals/bass, drums, guitar, keys, and backing vocals all around, they are, like the larger versions of their band, able to offer anything and everything you could want for the ultimate wedding. Come and speak to our music experts and find out how Flair Four can be the perfect wedding entertainment for you.






3. Paper Boats

Our most recommended folk wedding music band by some way, Paper Boats are genuine folk musicians touring the UK and world as a vibrant and engaging live wedding band and as original musicians in their own right. Like all wedding music bands in the Seventh Second family, they bring experience and a genuine love for live music with them to every show they perform. It all adds up to a truly amazing live wedding band who will keep you all on your dancing feet and wishing your wedding would never end!


Paper Boat’s highlights

  • Our most in-demand folk wedding music band
  • Amazing lineup and booking options
  • Huge repertoire of songs to choose from

Newlywed review

Another great review for Paper Boats from some very happy newlyweds. You can see all of our customer reviews here.

“The wedding was perfect and we had the most wonderful time. The blossom came out and everyone was in good spirits. Paper Boats were incredible and had an overflowing dance floor – I can’t thank them enough for being so enthusiastic. They even took note of my “line dancing” song requests in their break. Everyone had a great dance all-night.”

Gemma Druce – Hereford, 2023


Lineup and booking options


One of the most popular aspects of Paper Boats is their booking and lineup options. Banjo, mandolin, female singers, saxophone, trumpet, keys, pedal steel, and more can be added to an already packed standard trio lineup of lead male vocals/acoustic guitar/mandolin, drums/backing vocals, and double bass/keys/backing vocals. It becomes an incredible and authentic folk sound and with all the best booking options on offer too, you can’t go wrong!






4. Get Loud

Love the 90s? You will LOVE Get Loud! Bringing back everything that made the 90s so great, Get Loud are a group of premium wedding musicians who want to share their love of the 90s with you and your guests and have you bouncing along to massive 90s hit after massive 90s hit all night long. It’s that simple really and with fully bespoke lineup and booking options on offer, Get Loud are a hard wedding music band to say no to. Can you?


Get Loud highlights

  • Premium, 90s-themed wedding music band
  • Fully bespoke booking options available
  • Unique and fantastic live wedding show

Newlywed review

Get Loud are loved by newlyweds as you can see below. You can see all of our customer reviews here.

“Just wanted to drop you an email to say A MASSIVE THANKS to Get Loud! So many of our guests have commented on how fantastic they were. Music was incredible and I danced pretty much for most of the night! “

Sue Prakash – Essex, 2023


Lineup and booking options


You name it, this amazing live wedding band made up of lead female vocals, lead male vocals/bass, keys, drums, guitar and backing vocals all around already packs a mighty punch but can add any type of musician or any booking option your heart desires with their fully bespoke service. Come and design the perfect version for your wedding with us right now!






5. Ignition Showband

Epic, unforgettable, unrivaled. Big words I know but they all apply to the jaw-dropping big wedding music band Ignition Showband. This a band performing at the top of their game at the best weddings and events across the globe and they bring their unrivaled live show to your wedding only if you are prepared to see one of the best live shows on the planet right now. This is a live wedding band that simply can’t be beaten at what they do and year on year, their show gets bigger and better. Hold on!


Ignition Showband highlights

  • The ultimate showband for any wedding
  • Huge booking, lineup and song options
  • A live wedding show to rival any

Newlywed review

Ignition Showbandrock the wedding and here’s proof. You can see all of our customer reviews here.

“A 5* performance all round. From the moment that we first made contact, everything about Ignition Showband was professional and friendly. All of our other suppliers involved meetings and recommendations but a video online of Ignition Showband performing was enough to know that we needed them for our special day. They not only didn’t disappoint, but they exceeded our expectations unbelievably. We had so much fun, we didn’t stop dancing, I wouldn’t even go to get a drink for fear of missing the next song. Everyone raves about you even to this day. Thank you guys, you really did make our night absolutely magical.”

James Jones – Liverpool, 2019


Lineup and booking options


From the 10 to 30-piece lineup, Ignition Showband like our other premium wedding music bands can put together any lineup, any booking option, and any style of live show you desire for your special day. Their 10-piece lineup is very popular with 4 lead vocalists, drums, bass, keys, guitar, saxophone, and trumpet wowing any guest at any wedding ever. Head over to their full profile for much, much more…






6. Acrylic

Acrylic are that fresh, youthful, and ever-so-fun wedding band trio you’ve been searching for! Performing all the best in pop, rock, and indie, Acrylic bring together their considerable musical talents and experience (with their drummer performing with the Shires) to perform a live show fit for any wedding party that wants to dance and sing the night away. In high demand, Acrylic are a wedding music band well worth a look at!


Acrylic highlights

  • Young, contemporary wedding music band
  • In-demand, top wedding musicians
  • Great prices UK wide

Newlywed review

Another top review for Acrylic! You can see all of our customer reviews here.

“Absolutely amazing band for our wedding made it a top night. Great song selection that got everyone dancing. Fantastic vocals on each song which added to the overall experience.”

Rose Hunter – Shrewsbury, 2021


Lineup and booking options


Acrylic lineup as lead male vocals/guitar, lead male vocals/bass, and drums and can add DJ sets, acoustic sets plus a large selection of extra musicians to their already great lineup.






7. Rockaoke Live!

Prepare to become a rock or pop god when you take to the stage with Rockaoke Live! Yup, don’t simply have a wedding band perform for you but actually join them on stage and perform the songs you love! Your friends and family can all join in the fun as this expert wedding band supports and guides you through the songs you’ve always wanted to sing live, transforming you into a musical god! If you want something pretty different to your standard wedding music band, Rockaoke Live could just be the different you are looking for!


Rockaoke Live! highlights

  • Unique, live karaoke wedding music band
  • Great prices around the UK and worldwide
  • Loads of great lineup and booking add-ons

Newlywed review

One of Rockaoke Lives great newlywed reviews! You can see all of our customer reviews here.

“My wife and I researched a number of bandeoke bands for our wedding and we kept coming back to Rockaoke Live. We’re so glad we decided to choose this band because they truly made our wedding reception fun and enjoyable. The dance floor was packed with our guests who have all said how good they are. We both highly recommended them. Just be prepared to have sore feet and voices in the morning!”

Lewis Haden – Worthing, 2022


Lineup and booking options


Made up of 3 to 7 band members, most couples find the four-piece of lead female vocals/host, lead male vocals/bass, drums and guitar works perfectly for them. Extra musicians, band-only live sets, extra bandeoke, and other booking options are all on offer with this fantastic band!






8. DJ Republic

Combining the best aspects of a DJ and a live wedding music band, DJ Republic have become a very popular band within the Seventh Second family and for many, many newlyweds and their guests! They turn up the volume and the fun with their unique and infectious brand of live music that combines the vibe of a live festival DJ with a powerful and skillful live wedding band show. They have a huge and varied list of songs to choose from and feature some of the finest performers Seventh Second has to offer. Curious? I bet!


DJ Republic highlights

  • A truly unique, premium wedding music band
  • Combining a DJ and live band for the ultimate party
  • Great booking and lineup options

Newlywed review

Another top review for DJ Republic below. You can see all of our customer reviews here.

“Thank you for your lovely email, we had an amazing day and a big part of that was you guys playing fantastic live music! We are soo glad that we booked you, looking back at videos you all really set the atmosphere. Thank you also for playing our first dance song, you sounded amazing. We will definitely be recommending you for friends’ events. “

Louise Chivvers – London, 2021


Lineup and booking options


Lining up on lead female vocals, lead male vocals/bass, lead female vocals/trumpet and guitar/DJ, DJ Republic have a formidable standard lineup but you can add all sorts of musicians including, drums, keys, sax, and more. Booking options are pretty much endless but late finishes and pure DJ sets are very popular.


9. The Motown Boys

Premium wedding music bands and most especially premium soul and Motown wedding music bands are worth their weight in gold as finding a singer and musicians that can do these eras justice isn’t always that easy to find. You need not worry with The Motown Boys as they excel when it comes to all things soul, Motown, funk, and pop and invite you along for the ride where only fun and laughter are allowed entry. Love soul and Motown? You’ll love The Motown Boys.


The Motown Boys highlights

  • Premium, soul and Motown outfit
  • Vibrant, wide-ranging live show
  • Loads of lineup and booking options

Newlywed review

A great review for the Motown Boys. You can see all of our customer reviews here.

“I’ve seen The Motown Boys before at another wedding and I really enjoyed seeing them so booked them for our wedding. They were very accommodating and easy-going on everything we asked for. All of our guests have commented on how good the band were and everyone was up dancing and singing along. I would 100% recommend them as a band – they’re a great bunch of guys and a fantastic band!”

Steve Harper – West Sussex, 2023


Lineup and booking options


The Motown Boys lineup as lead male vocals, drums, bass, and guitar with backing vocals all around but newlyweds almost always add the keys or trumpet players or both for the big Motown sound! Booking options include acoustic sets, bandeoke, and extended live sets amongst others.






10. Meraki Jazz Collective

Jazz doesn’t come more fun, vibrant or youthfully experienced as it does with Meraki Jazz Collective. Formed after finishing degrees in jazz and music, members of the Meraki Jazz Collective wanted to put together a brilliant jazz wedding music band to spread the joy of jazz far and wide and it’s certainly worked with them being one of our most in-demand jazz wedding bands! They perform all sorts of upbeat jazz and pop tunes for all sorts of tastes and always with a youthful spring in their step. One for your shortlist!


Meraki Jazz Collective highlights

  • Vibrant, youthful, and experienced jazz wedding band
  • Great prices in the UK and worldwide
  • A great range of lineup and booking options on offer

Newlywed review

Some happy newlyweds below! You can see all of our customer reviews here.

“They played everything we wanted including learning our preferred first dance and checked in with us several times throughout the night to check we were happy with everything. From the moment of their first song to the end of the last the dance floor was full and no other part of our wedding has received as much praise from our guests as the Meraki Jazz band did.”

Sivan Fuller – London, 2022


Lineup and booking options


This jazzy 5 piece of lead female vocals, drums, double bass, keys and saxophone can be edited as much or as little as you like and with booking options including afternoon jazz sets, DJ sets, or late-night party sets, the Meraki Jazz Collective have it covered!






11. League of Gentlemen

Our most recommended wedding music band by far, League of Gentlemen have been kick-starting the fun at weddings for years now and are hard to beat when it comes to delivering a high-tempo rock, indie, and pop live show. All the members have genuine professional musical experience and they use all that touring and festival experience to get wedding parties bouncing, singing and smiling all day and all night. With a tonne of booking options and prices that are always super competitive, you might start to see why they are in such demand year after year. If you want a fast-paced, electrifying wedding party, this classic rock, pop and indie wedding music band are for you.


League of Gentlemen highlights

  • Our most in-demand rock and pop wedding act
  • Great prices in the UK and worldwide
  • Huge repertoire of songs to choose from

Newlywed review

One of the many glowing reviews League of Gentlemen have received. You can see all of our customer reviews here.

“We wanted to drop you a line to thank you so much for an absolutely fantastic performance at our wedding on Saturday and how easy it was working with you and the wedding band. We could not thank you enough and the setlist was spot on! The venue we used were so impressed by your band that they have asked for your details to include on their website. Thanks, everyone at Seventh Second!”

Meg and Tom Eustance – London, 2022


Lineup and booking options


The League of Gentlemen lineup is lead male vocals, bass, drums and guitar with backing vocals all around for a big rock and pop sound and they have a load of great booking options including daytime acoustic sets, late-night DJ sets, and loads of great additional musicians!





12. Good Fellas

Another high energy act, Good Fellas are all about delivering the perfect evening’s entertainment for you and your guests. Always wanting to go the extra mile, Good Fellas continue to receive glowing reviews from delighted newlyweds and their guests. With a setlist made up of classic and contemporary tunes that cover all genres, Good Fellas are perfect for weddings that need all ages and tastes entertained. Booking options are aplenty and their frontman’s electrifying live show is for those that want to party all night. Rock and Pop wedding music band goodness from Good Fellas!

Good Fellas highlights

  • Our most in-demand rock and pop wedding act
  • Great prices in the UK and worldwide
  • Huge repertoire of songs to choose from


Newlywed review

One of the many great reviews Good Fellas have received. You can see all of our customer reviews here.

“I can’t tell you how many compliments we’ve had on the day and since about you guys. I got one just now that said ‘The wedding band were amazing, we barely sat down all night’. I was really impressed with the level of polish you have, it really shows that you’ve put the time and effort in as a group. I was also very impressed by how you adapted the vocal styles the different songs. I noticed my cousin asking you for your autographs at the end! Rock and roll!”

Lynn Marsh – Leicester, 2023


Lineup and booking options


Good Fellas usually lineup as lead male vocals/keys/trumpet/percussion, guitar, bass, drums plus backing vocals all around and it’s pretty much all the sound you need! Booking options include afternoon shows, DJ sets, and late and early finishes amongst others.






13. Rae

Rae is our most in-demand and recommended solo wedding musician and with her unique live show and seductive, soulful voice you can see why. Rae has performed at countless weddings all around the world and continues to impress crowds with her quirky, thoughtful and varied live sets which cover classic tunes as well as all the latest hits. Despite being a solo performer, her stage presence is for all to see and keeps wedding guests enthralled all day or all night.

Rae highlights

  • Our most in-demand rock and pop wedding act
  • Great prices in the UK and worldwide
  • Huge repertoire of songs to choose from

Newlywed review

One of the many lovely reviews Rae has received. You can see all of our customer 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 – Hudderfield, 2022


Lineup and booking options


Rae usually performs alone with her loop pedal and epic guitar and vocal skills but can add a lead singer/percussionist for some extra punch. See Talking with Fireworks for more! Booking options include evening and daytime sets (including wedding ceremonies and receptions) and DJ sets.





14. Hare and the Hounds

Hare and the Hounds are one fine folk wedding act. With genuine folk musicians in their lineup, they can provide the perfect folky backdrop to any wedding with a stunning live performance on stage or roaming around your wedding. They have a fantastically eclectic list of songs to choose from and bring a can-do attitude and a smile on their face to any wedding they perform at. Oh, and that’s a lot of weddings as these boys are in high demand!

Hare the and Hounds highlights

  • Our most in-demand rock and pop wedding act
  • Great prices in the UK and worldwide
  • Huge repertoire of songs to choose from

Newlywed review

One of the many glowing reviews Hare and the Hounds has received. You can see all of our customer 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


Lineup and booking options


Hare and the Hounds feature lead male vocals/acoustic guitar, saxophone and acoustic guitar/backing vocals for a fantastic folk sound. They can add other musicians and have a wide range of booking options so make sure to come and speak to us about all of them!






15. Flair Six

Where to begin with this massive sound explosion of a pop wedding band! Flair Six are a premium wedding band performing at some of the biggest and most glamorous weddings around and deliver a live show that you will remember for years to come! With talent in abundance, Flair Six will entertain every guest and have everyone up on their feet in no time at all. Full of energy and stagecraft, Flair Six are recommended time and again by wedding couples and if you watch some of their promo videos you will quickly see why!

Flair Six highlights

  • Our most in-demand rock and pop wedding act
  • Great prices in the UK and worldwide
  • Huge repertoire of songs to choose from


Newlywed review

Here’s one of the many top reviews Flair Six has. You can see all of our customer reviews here.

“We hired Flair Six to perform at our wedding after a recommendation from our photographer. The communication beforehand was spot on, the band have a list of songs they can play and we selected a whole bunch before the big day. They also offer to learn to play one if you have a first dance that’s not on the list. They were a fantastic wedding band! They played all our favourites and took requests from my guests – they kept everyone on the dance floor all night! (And we didn’t stop until 1am!!) I couldn’t recommend Flair Six enough, thank you so much!”

Laura Luscombe – Cambridge, 2023


Lineup and booking options


Flair six made up of lead female vocals x2, lead male vocals/bass, guitar, drums, bass, keys and backing vocals all around are only beaten by their amazing big band Flair Twelve and can add any musicians from that mega band if you wish. Booking options are endless and bespoke as with all premium wedding music bands in today’s guide.





16. Night and Day

Style, sophistication and oodles of cool keep wedding couples coming back for more with our stunning jive, jazz and ratpack wedding band Night and Day. With a live show to rival any stylish live wedding band out there, Night and Day offer up high-quality music at any wedding they perform at. Glorious vocals and expert musicianship combine with all the latest and classic hits performed in their unique jazz, jive and ratpack style to complement your already stylish and sophisticated wedding. Like countless other wedding couples, you hire Night and Day for cool and sophisticated wedding vibes all night.

Night and Day highlights

  • Our most in-demand rock and pop wedding act
  • Great prices in the UK and worldwide
  • Huge repertoire of songs to choose from

Newlywed review

Here’s one of many lovely reviews Night and Day has received. You can see all of our customer reviews here.

“Just wanted to say thanks once again for everything, we’ve had so many good comments about you guys and even managed to turn Tom’s dad’s views around (he wanted a five-piece jazz quintet). You really were awesome and thanks once again for agreeing to go up on the minstrel’s gallery. Let us know if you play at any pubs or anything in the future as you are now our favourite wedding band!”

Catherine and Tom Peale – Bury, 2023


Lineup and booking options


Night and Day lineup as an irresistible lead male vocalist, drummer, guitarist, and bassist but can add an excellent keys player or amazing all-female backing vocalists. Booking options include extra live sets and early or late finishes.




17. Southside Sparkle

A band that has to be seen to be believed, Southside Sparkle are so much more than a live wedding music band. The glitz, glamour and spectacle they bring to an already impressive soul and Motown live show has been receiving rave reviews for years and keeps the bookings coming in thick and fast. Visually stunning, Southside Sparkle wow wedding crowds year on year with classic and contemporary tunes and like all acts at Seventh Second, have a multitude of line ups and booking options to suit any wedding regardless of the size or theme. Wow your guests with one seriously sultry and sexy live wedding band!


Southside Sparkle highlights

  • Our most in-demand rock and pop wedding act
  • Great prices in the UK and worldwide
  • Huge repertoire of songs to choose from


Newlywed review

Enjoy a glowing review from some of Southside Sparkles happy newlyweds. You can see all of our customer reviews here.

“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 are another bespoke outfit with Seventh Second as they can offer any lineup or booking option you wish! Daytime acoustic sets and the full-blown 9-12 piece band are very popular though!






18. Talking with Fireworks

Acoustic wedding duos don’t come much more popular or recommended than Talking with Fireworks and even though they are one of our newer acts, they have taken the wedding world by storm and can’t quite believe the buzz they’ve created and the weddings they’ve got to perform at. Combining the soulful and seductive sounds of solo wedding musician Rae with a talented male vocalist and percussionist, Talking with Fireworks are simply a musical delight you don’t want to miss. Great for any part of your wedding day, Talking with Fireworks are hot off the wedding press!

Talking with Fireworks highlights

  • Our most in-demand rock and pop wedding act
  • Great prices in the UK and worldwide
  • Huge repertoire of songs to choose from


Newlywed review

They haven’t been around long but they are racking up the wedding reviews. Here’s one of the best. You can see all of our customer reviews here.

“Talking with Fireworks were amazing at our wedding. They were so easy to work with and nothing was too much trouble. They helped with playlist ideas and we couldn’t have been happier dancing the night away celebrating our wedding and creating great memories with friends & family.”

Michelle Denton – Louth, 2023


Lineup and booking options


Talking with Fireworks combine lead female vocals, a loop pedal and epic guitar and vocal skills with a lead singer/percussionist for some extra punch. Booking options include evening and daytime sets (including wedding ceremonies and receptions) and DJ sets.






19. The Usual Suspects

One of the happiest live wedding bands around, The Usual Suspects pack a lot of wedding punch into their compact little three-piece and love nothing more than travelling the UK entertaining wedding guests all weekend. Their live set entertains all and the guys are always happy to pull out all the stops to bring the best wedding party possible. It’s no surprise then that they are one of our most popular and recommended live wedding bands and probably our most popular wedding trio. Prepare to have a lot of fun with these guys!


Usual Suspects highlights

  • Our most in-demand rock and pop wedding act
  • Great prices in the UK and worldwide
  • Huge repertoire of songs to choose from


Newlywed review

Here’s one of the best wedding reviews The Usual Suspects has received. You can see all of our customer reviews here.

“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 – Cheshire, 2022


Lineup and booking options


With lead vocals/guitar, lead vocals/bass and backing vocals/drums The Usual Suspects pack a punch for a small trio wedding music band. Female vocals, lead guitar and keys are just some of the lineup additions on offer and booking options like bandeoke, DJ sets and daytime acoustic sets are always popular.





20. Knight Riders

Ahh Knight Riders, what can be said about this stupidly awesome themed wedding band that truly describes their awesomeness!? The video says more than I ever could so make sure you watch it! Wedding couples flock to this wedding band for their utter uniqueness, unlimited fun factor and 80’s styled frolics and why not?! Seventh Second don’t usually do themed wedding bands but when Knight Riders was dreamed up, we couldn’t resist. We love them, newlyweds love them and wedding guests around the globe love them too! A band for the couple that wants something no other wedding has.


Knight Rider highlights

  • Our most in-demand rock and pop wedding act
  • Great prices in the UK and worldwide
  • Huge repertoire of songs to choose from


Newlywed review

Knight Riders are another relatively new wedding act but they have plenty of adoring fans, here’s one. You can see all of our customer reviews here.

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

Joe Willis – Bristol, 2023


Lineup and booking options


Made up of lead male vocals/bass, keytar, drums, guitar, and backing vocals all around Knight Riders have a great lineup but you can add lead female vocals and saxophone to that lineup too. They also offer DJ sets, bandeoke and late-night shows amongst other great booking options.




21. Grassroots Folk Collective

If you want our most in-demand and authentic festival folk wedding music band, The Grassroots Collective are the only choice. This is a collective made up of some of the most active and experienced folk musicians who’ve spent years honing and crafting what is arguably one of the best live folk shows out there. Make sure to head over to their profile page and enjoy all their videos for a hint of what’s on offer with a live band that’s performed at weddings, festivals and events worldwide.


Grassroots Folk Collective highlights

  • Our most in-demand festival folk band
  • Amazing live show with a range of dynamic musicians
  • Huge, diverse repertoire of songs to choose from


Newlywed review

A great review from a very happy couple! You can see all of our customer reviews here.

“We are in the airport for our honeymoon and just wanted to say the biggest thank you to The Collective for Saturday night. We were running behind due to a very delayed coach, and the band were so amazing at picking up from there, playing wonderfully – we’ve had universally glowing feedback – and the dancefloor was pretty much always full. So – thank you and please do pass on our thanks to the rest of the band! “

Imogen Shon – Leeds, 2023


Lineup and booking options


With a core lineup of male vocals/acoustic guitar/mandolin, drums/backing vocals and double bass/keys/backing vocals the collective can add fiddle, banjo, washboard, pedal steel and female vocals amongst other instruments. They also offer DJ, bandeoke and acoustic sets plus late-night shows amongst other great booking options.






22. The Orange Circus Band

Our most in-demand and recommended originals wedding music band has to be The Orange Circus Band. Blending all that is good with American folk and country music, The Orange Circus Band are a true performing outfit and offer a very unique experience for any wedding that wants a live show and wedding party to remember. Make sure to watch their amazing video!


The Orange Circus Band highlights

  • Our most popular originals wedding music band
  • Great prices in the UK and worldwide
  • One of the most unique live wedding shows around


Newlywed review

The Orange Circus Band have a global fan base and here is one of its more recent converts. You can see all of our customer reviews here.

“I was going to drop you an email to say a HUGE thank you to the band! They were awesome and so understanding with timings and having to wait etc etc! I could have danced all night!!! They are so polite and just top people – if I have another party I’ll definitely book them again!! They are also, more importantly, an AWESOME band!!”

Helen Townrow – London, 2023


Lineup and booking options


Usually made up of female vocals/banjo, male vocals/guitar, drums, fiddle and double bass they can add all manner of musicians and also offer acoustic sets and late-night festival sets amongst other great booking options.






23. November Soul

November Soul burst onto the scene a few years back and have quickly established themselves as one of our most recommended big wedding music bands. Affordable, brilliant and fun, there’s no real reason to not book this rather amazing band. They have a tonne of experience in a very short time and it shines through at every wedding, with everyone loving them.


November Soul highlights

  • Our most recommended big band
  • Great prices around the UK and worldwide
  • Vibrant, exciting live show that can’t be missed


Newlywed review

November Soul always put a smile on people’s faces and here is another smiling face. You can see all of our customer reviews here.

“We booked November Soul to play at our wedding and they were absolutely incredible. Guests have passed on many compliments to us – they had us all up and dancing until we were all-but dragged away kicking and screaming for more. We basically told them and Seventh Second what sort of things we liked and put our faith in them to put together a set list that would get everyone of all ages on the dancefloor. They absolutely nailed it! From funk, soul, pop, to a bit of cheeky indie, there was something for everyone. Jess and Tino performed for us as a duo after the service while everyone was having pictures taken and once again they set the mood perfectly with an expertly chosen and beautifully performed set. They were super efficient setting up and packing down and worked around the timings for the day so as to cause no interruptions.”

Nathan Liddle – Hove, 2022


Lineup and booking options


Female vocals x3, male vocals x2, keys, bass, drums and guitar make up this rather amazing big wedding band. They can reduce or increase their lineup and booking options include acoustic sets, bandeoke and DJ sets amongst other options.






24. Betty and the Backbeats


Betty and her Backbeats are one foot-stomping riotus wedding music band! With Betty leading the line, this Rock ‘N’ Roller live band blast their way through a whole host of great tunes keeping that dancefloor packed and your wedding buzzing. They have a brand new video on the way so make sure to check back for that! 


Betty and the Backbeats highlights

  • Our most recommended rock “n” roll vintage style band
  • Great prices in the UK and worldwide
  • A unique and diverse range of songs to choose from


Newlywed review

Betty and the Backbeats simply wow wedding crowds as you can why see below. You can see all of our customer reviews here.

“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


Lineup and booking options


Female vocals, double bass, guitar and drums make up the standard lineup but you can add saxophone/harmonica plus the band also offer DJ sets, bandeoke, and acoustic sets amongst other booking options.






25. Matrix

Hailing from sunny Portugal, Matrix are a truly international wedding band and hands down, our most popular European wedding music band for couples planning a wedding outside the UK. Offering something distinctly different from our UK bands, Matrix really love to get the party going, involving everyone in a special night of exotic, dancing wedding fun!


Matrix highlights

  • Our most recommended European wedding band
  • Great prices in Europe and worldwide
  • Vibrant, exciting all-male 4 or 5-piece


Newlywed review

Matrix have been taking European weddings by storm and here’s the proof. You can see all of our customer reviews here.

“Hi João and Seventh Second. Firstly, THANK YOU and the band again for an amazing performance on Friday! All of our guests loved it and said it was one of the best wedding bands they had ever seen.”

Susan Cotter – Albufeira, 2022


Lineup and booking options


Made up of male vocals, guitar, bass, drums and backing vocals all around, Matrix are all the band you’ll need. They can also offer DJ sets, acoustic sets and late-night extended performance.






26. Flowers


Our most popular and affordable wedding music band, Flowers are an original Seventh Second family member and have been there and done it many, many times in the wonderful world of weddings. If you want a highly recommended band that will simply work their socks off to make sure you have a wonderfully memorable wedding, Flowers are your band.


Flowers highlights

  • Our most recommended female-fronted wedding band
  • Great prices UK and worldwide
  • A huge repertoire of songs to choose from


Newlywed review

Flowers are loved by all weddings they perform at as you can see. You can see all of our customer reviews here.

“Flowers wedding band were absolutely fantastic at our wedding and so many of our guests raved about them. Their song list and the brilliant atmosphere they created simply made the evening. Thanks very much. I would really recommend them to any friends, family or work colleagues!”

Susan Willholme – Poole, 2022


Lineup and booking options


Female vocals, guitar/male vocals, drums and bass make up Flowers but they can add keys, and extra guitar amongst other instruments. Booking options include DJ sets, bandeoke and acoustic sets.






27. Groove Eternal

Groove Eternal are a superb wedding music band based in Sheffield although they regularly tour the world performing at special weddings and events in rather lovely locations. With a dynamic band backing an experienced and versatile singer, they have become our most recommended band in the north of England due to their experience, skill and musical diversity.


Groove Eternal highlights

  • Our most recommended wedding band in the north
  • Great prices in the UK and especially the north
  • Experienced, professional live musicians


Newlywed review

Groove Eternal have been wowing crowds for years and here’s one of those happy crowd members. You can see all of our customer reviews here.

“A massive thank you to Groove Eternal for performing at our wedding. Your performance was incredible, so many guests have commented on how brilliant the atmosphere was.”

Abigail Carter – Sheffield, 2023


Lineup and booking options


This pumping four-piece is made up of female vocals, guitar, bass and drums and can offer DJ sets, acoustic sets and early or late-night extra performances amongst other options.






28. Stan Darsh

Stan Darsh are hands-down the most alternative wedding music band in my guide. Pounding out all the punk, rock, indie, DnB, metal, ska and other alternative music out there in one blistering live show is no mean feat but Stan Darsh have been doing so around the UK and Europe for some time now. Whenever couples want a band a little more alternative, there is only one recommendation, Stan Darsh.


Stan Darsh highlights

  • Our most recommended alt. wedding music band
  • Great booking and lineup options
  • Expert wedding musicians at the top of their game


Newlywed review

Rocking out with Stan Darsh is an experience and one Tracey and Dan loved! You can see all of our customer reviews here.

“Just a quick email to say how very much we enjoyed Stan Darsh on Saturday night and meeting the guys. Please do pass onto the boys and let them know that they were brilliant. They were able to respond to our last minute requests, Ian was able to support at just the right level for the different quality of performers and it goes without saying that they were all amazing musicians. Next time I think we’ll just watch! A special thank you to Ian too for twisting my daughter’s arm on ‘Sweet Child of Mine’ which was a very special moment for me, as was the family ‘Wonderwall’ at the end. Thank you so much. I really hope we get to see you again one day!”

Tracey and Dan Webster – Buckinghamshire, 2022


Lineup and booking options


Stan Darsh like to line up as male vocals all around with guitar, keys, bass and drums, it’s a big sound. Booking options include bandeoke, DJ or DJ/live sets, special festival style shows and more.






29. Harper Sky

Our most recommended male solo wedding performer is the most recommended for good reason. Passion, skill, dedication, attention to detail and genuine willingness to deliver exactly what couples dream of at their wedding make up just some of the reasons Harper Sky is so popular with our couples for their special days.


Harper Sky highlights

  • Our most in-demand male solo wedding performer
  • Great prices UK-wide
  • Dedicated wedding musician


Newlywed review

Harper Sky is a big hit with newlyweds, see why below. You can see all of our customer reviews here.

“We just wanted to say a huge thank you for Saturday, our first dance song was absolutely incredible. Thank you so so SO much for going to all that effort. It was perfect. You were amazing, we feel incredibly lucky we were able to have you with us, especially as it was so short notice.”

Amy & Will Light – Nottingham, 2023


Lineup and booking options


Harper Sky is quite simply male vocals and acoustic guitar although he can add looping and a drum machine if needed. He can also offer DJ sets and perform at different times of your day, inside or outside.





30. Anthropology

Anthropology are our most asked-for jazz trio gracing weddings far and wide with their youthful renditions of classic and contemporary jazz tunes and even some jazz remixes of popular music too. They are genuine and experienced London jazz musicians who bring all their skill, professionalism and passion to any wedding they perform at.


Anthropology highlights

  • Our most popular jazz outfit
  • Great prices UK-wide
  • Young, experienced and contemporary jazz musicians


Newlywed review

People love Anthropology’s brand of jazz and you can see why below. You can see all of our customer reviews here.

“Adam & I just wanted to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to you and the band! Please can you pass on our thanks to the band, they were amazing and the guests loved them and the band played extra for us because they were having a great time! Which was awesome! We wanted to message you earlier but we have been so busy seeing family and finally we are relaxing at a spa. Thanks for helping out on the day to Jon!”

Lisa Marie Russell – Brighton, 2022


Lineup and booking options


Anthropology line up ad keys, drums and double bass but can add female vocals and saxophone for a fuller sound. Booking options include DJ sets, afternoon or evening sets and performances indoors or outdoors.




All questions answered about our wedding music bands for hire


Can I see a wedding music band before making a booking?

Almost all wedding music bands are exclusive to private events, making live previews rare. Some bands may have public showcases or private show invitations for you to “try before you buy” so to speak. Each of our live bands provides extensive promotional material on their unique profile page, offering a glimpse of their performance style.


How far in advance should I book my wedding music band?

Booking your chosen wedding band at least 12 months before your wedding is recommended. However, securing them between 6-8 months is generally acceptable. Popular dates and bands can be booked years in advance, so prompt booking is always a good idea.


What is the cost of hiring a UK wedding band?


Live wedding band prices vary based on band size, style, and time of year they are booked. Prices typically range from £750-£1200 for a 3-piece band, £850-£2000 for a 4-piece, £1100-£2600 for a 5-piece, and £1800-£3000 for a 6-piece. Premium 12-piece showbands usually start from £8000. Our bands are generally £100-£200 cheaper to hire compared to other sites, as we do not charge commission on bookings.


Do I need to provide meals for the band at my wedding?

It’s standard and often contractually stipulated to provide the band with food and drinks during their approximately 8-hour stay. Taking good care of the band ensures a great performance too!


What are the most popular styles of wedding music bands?

Multi-genre wedding bands (pop, rock, indie), soul and Motown bands, and folk/Mumford & Sons-styled bands are always very popular.


What time do live wedding music bands arrive and finish?

Live wedding music bands can arrive at any agreed-upon time, with standard arrival between 5pm and 7pm. Finish times typically range between 10pm and 12am.


How much space does a wedding band need to perform?


A 3×3 meter space is usually sufficient for most 3 and 4-piece bands. Additional space would be required as more band members are added.


Can wedding music bands perform outside?

Yes, all our bands are versatile and can perform outdoors as well as indoors.


Do wedding music bands need a stage?

While not mandatory, a stage enhances the performance of all our live bands. For outdoor or marquee performances, a solid and waterproof floor is necessary.


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

Our live bands typically need 60 to 90 minutes for set up, sound check, and readiness to perform. Larger bands with stages and lighting rigs may require more time so please ask us for more information.


Can wedding bands set up and sound check while guests are in the same room?

Yes, our bands can silently set up and sound check discreetly in the same room as your guests if needed.


What do wedding music bands provide at parties?

Our wedding music bands provide a comprehensive package, including PA system, stage lighting, musical equipment, DJ/background music, suitable stage outfits, transport, PLI and PAT certificates, and a professional and friendly attitude of course.


Do I need to provide anything for the band?

Minimal requirements include a safe parking space, ample performance space with a power supply, and, if outdoors, a waterproof, flat, solid stage area with protection from the elements.


Can we use the band’s PA for speeches?

Yes, our bands are open to allowing the use of their PA for speeches, with many offering wireless microphones too.


Can we perform with the band?


Most of our bands offer a bandeoke/rockaoke option where you and your guests can join the band on stage. Special one-off performances with you, a friend, or a family member are also possible.


What types of music do wedding music bands for hire perform?

Our live wedding music bands for hire cover a broad range of genres, including rock, pop, blues, indie, folk, Motown, soul, funk, hip-hop, RnB, metal, DnB, punk, and more. Bands can design a set or perform across various styles for you.


Can I choose the songs my live band plays?

Absolutely! You can collaborate with our bands to create a live setlist tailored to your preferences and the band’s style.


How long do wedding music bands usually perform for?

Live wedding bands typically offer 2×60 or 3×40-minute sets with the flexibility to adjust set times based on your schedule and day.


What happens between the band’s live sets?

Our bands provide DJ/background music between live sets, ensuring continuous entertainment at your wedding!


Can I choose the music between live sets?

You have full control over the music between live sets. Bands can perform playlists you approve of or provide, and they can take requests and make announcements too.


How loud are live wedding bands?

Volume levels vary, with typical levels around 110db. Our bands will always prioritize enjoyable levels for guests and venues alike.


Can wedding music bands perform with sound limiters?

Our party bands have experience with various sound limiters and can adapt to any restrictions. It’s advisable to inform them or us of your venue’s specifics in advance.


Do wedding music bands have PLI and PAT certificates?

Yes, all our live bands for hire have up-to-date PLI and PAT certificates for safe performances in any UK venue.


Do your live bands offer covid cover?


Comprehensive covid cover is included with every booking.


Do you offer support or security when hiring a UK wedding music band?

We offer an industry-leading booking contract, comprehensive covid cover, and a 24-hour emergency phone line. Our team is available 10 am-10 pm daily via phone, email, live chat, social channels, and text to provide assistance.


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

While not guaranteed, in case of unforeseen circumstances, our bands have trusted, experienced musicians who can step in as replacements without cancelling your booking. These replacements are like-for-like, ensuring a fantastic performance regardless. The band will always make you aware of any changes and you can then decide if these are acceptable or not.


What will the band wear?

Typically, bands wear suits or smart shirts, with the option to coordinate outfits based on your wedding theme. Each band’s videos showcase popular outfit choices too.

That’s it!

That’s all from me today. I hope you’ve found a wedding music band that’s totally perfect for your special day but if not, why not browse all of our stunning wedding bands here? We are always here 7 days a week, 10 am to 10 pm via the usual social channels, text, email, phone or live chat to help in any way or to design the perfect live wedding entertainment for you! If you did find some bands you loved, you can enquire here and you may also like our guide on London wedding bands (don’t worry, they travel all over!) that guarantee a packed dance floor too!

Myself and everyone here wish you the most wonderful wedding with a great wedding music band that really pulls out all the stops and delivers the most fantastic of wedding parties for you and your guests! Lastly, if you liked what you read today or know someone who would love my guide, please consider sharing it.


Jon and the Seventh Second family

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